John  Mix

John Mix (1649 - 1711)

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John Mix
Born in New Haven, New Haven Colony, New Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, New Englandmap
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John Mix, New Haven Proprietor

Born 1649

John Mix, the son of Thomas Mix and Rebecca Turner, was born in 1649, in New Haven, New Haven Colony. He is not recorded in the New Haven Vital Records, which has no entries before November of 1649. His mother was visibly pregnant in July 1649.[1] His gravestone said he was age 62 when he died Jan 1711.

Married Elizabeth Wilmot

There is no record of their marriage, but it would have been about 1675, since their first child was born Aug. 1676. See footnote.[2]

Died 21 Jan 1711/2

John died in New Haven on 21 Jan 1711/2.(p117)[3] in New Haven. A picture of his gravestone is at Find a Grave #8702437[4]

Burial: He was originally buried on the New Haven Green, the stone is now along the Warll of Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County. Connecticut, USA

Inscription: Here Lyeth Ye Body of John Mix Who Died January 21: 1711 Aged 62 Years.

John Mix was a proprietor in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1686.[5] John led a fairly quiet life in New Haven. He was appointed heyward/fenceviewer several times 1677, 1678, 1679, 1680. A hayward was a person who was appointed to take care of fences and hedgerows. In addition to those duties, the hayward took care of livestock on common land, and kept an eye out to see that livestock did not get into the hay fields and crops. He received a 23 1/4 acre grant of third division land in Dec 1680, when he had 4 people living in his household, and an estate of 35.10s.[6]


All born in New Haven[3]

  1. John Mixx b 25 Aug 1676 (p44)
  2. Esther Mixer b 25 Dec 1678 (p47)
  3. Elizabeth Mix b 18 Feb 1681 (p52)
  4. Joseph Mix b 18 Dec 1684 (p57)
  5. Stephen Mix b 24 Mar 1686/87 (p61)
  6. Abigail b 17 Apr 1687 (p62)
  7. Mercy b 16 Apr 1692 (p71)

There is an error on either Stephen or Abigail, since these two dates are impossible together. The presumption is that maybe Abigail should be 1688, because she was baptized in August of 1688.


  1. Hoadley, Charles J. Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649. Vol. I. Hartford, Case, Tiffany & Company (printers), 1857.
  2. On the website "Oxford Past," in the genealogy section a marriage date of 15 Jul 1679 is given without sourcing. This is undoubtedly wrong since their first child was born in 1676.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917.
  5. "The Names of the Proprietors of New Haven, CT., in the Year 1685." NEHGR 1:158
  6. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor). Ancient Town Records Vol II: New Haven Town Records 1662-1684. pp 353, 357, 359, 376, 400, 405, 410. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1919.
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven. Vol IV. p 1195. Rome,NY: Clarence D. Smith, 1927. Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.
  • Savage, James. Geneaological Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. Boston 1860-62. " Mix or Meeks, John, Propr of New Haven 1685. He m. Eliz. d. of sec. Benjamin Wilmot, had John, b. 25 Aug. 1676; Esther, 25 Dec. 1678; Eliz. 18 Feb. 1681; Joseph, 18 Dec. 1684; Abigail; and Mercy. He d. Jan 1712, his will being of the 19th and all the six ch. witin ten days aft agreed as to the est."
  • Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College (Holt, 1885) Vol. 1, Page 433
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 8702437

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