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Genealogies - NORTHRUP to RUGGLES Extracted From

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"Genealogies - NORTHRUP to RUGGLES; Extracted From: History Of The Towns Of; New Milford And Bridgewater, Ct. (1803 – 1882); Hartford, Conn: Press Of The Case, Lockward And Brainard Co. 1882 [Transcribed by Sandra Boudrou]"

1. ROBERTS, Eli, came from Cheshire, New Haven Co., Ct., to New Milford, and settled on a farm about one mile east of New Milford village. He and his wife brought letters from the church in Cheshire, and united with the Congregational Church in N. M., Nov. 11, 1750. "Mr. Eli Roburds died Sep. 25, 1754."

2. Peter. 3. Benjamin. 4. Eli. 5. Lydia; m. James Bradshaw. 6. Ann; m. Isaac Moss. 7. Eunice; m. Simeon Chandler. 8. Tabitha; m. Oliver Canfield. 9. Susanna; m. Deliverance Wakelee, Dec. 8, 1768. 10. Mary; not m.

2. Peter, son of Eli, m. Mary _____. she brought a letter of church membership from Cheshire, in 1755.

11. Matthew, bapt. Sep. 28, 1755. 12. Elizabeth, b. Sep. 15, 1752; d. Aug. 15, 1753. 13. Samuel, b. Sep. 30, 1754. 14. Ann, bapt. Sept. 27, 1755. 15. Eliakim, b. Dec. 6, 1761.

3. Benjamin, son of Eli, m. Ann Bostwick, Nov. 15, 1756. He was chosen constable in N. M. Dec. 1751, and was quite active thereafter in town offices and interests. His real estate transactions were quite numerous.

15. Hannah, b.Nov. 20, 1757; m. Abraham Peet, Mar. 16, 1775. 16. Abraham, b. Oct. 7, 1759. 17. John, b. Mar. 30, 1762. 18. Benjamin, b. June 21, 1765; d. Jan. 5, 1771. 19. Eli, b. June 28, 1769; removed to Vermont, and after some years, he removed to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.

4. Eli, 2d, son of Eli Roberts, m. Abigail Durand of Derby, May 31, 1763.

20. Durand, b. Feb. 17, 1764. 21. Adrian, b. Mar. 29, 1767.

16. Abraham, son of Benjamin, had the following children, and possibly others:

22. Mary; m. Minor Treadwell and d. in Franklin, N. Y. 23. Benjamin. 24. Asahel B. 25. Eli.

17. John, son of Benjamin and Ann Roberts, m. Jane Camp, Jan. 1, 1788. She was born Nov. 14, 1764, and d. Jan. 26, 1812. He m. 2d, widow Sally Bunnell, July 3, 1816. He was a farmer and carpenter builder, and resided on his father's and grandfather's homestead on Second Hill, east of the village. He built many of the older houses now standing in the village. He d. June 24, 1836.

26. Ann, b. Nov. 16, 1788; m. John Ryder in 1880; lived in Danbury, where she d. Feb. 25, 1844. 27. Garradus, b. June 16, 1790. 28. Lyman, b. Feb. 15, 1792; m. Eliza Stone in 1823; resided in Kent, where he d. Oct. 24, 1847. 29. Hannah, b. June 1, 1794; m. Lyman Hine, in 1815. 30. William, b. Oct. 25, 1796; m. 31. Jennett, b. Dec. 16, 1798; Edward B. Force, a manufacturer in N. J., in 1843; d. Dec. 28, 1880, in N. M. 32. Abraham N., b. July 8, 1801; m. 33. Eliza, b. Oct. 6, 1803; m. Levi S. Knapp. 34. Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1806; m. Albert Pickett.

19. Eli, son of Benjamin and Ann Roberts, m. Jerusha Booth, June 21, 1820. He removed to Vermont, and after some years, to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.

35. Susan Maria, b. Mar. 15, 1821. 36. Josiah Cornelius, b. Dec. 3, 1823.

23. Benjamin, son of Abraham Roberts, m. Hannah Downs, Oct. 12, 1812.

37. Daughter, b. Aug. 1, 1813; d. 38. Hannah H., b. Mar. 26, 1817. 39. Annis, b. Oct. 30, 1821.

27. Dea. Gerardus, son of John and Jane Roberts, m. Charlotte, dau. of Daniel Lines, July 25, 1832. He was a farmer on the homestead of his father on Second Hill nearly all his life, except a few years he was engaged with his brother, Wm. Roberts, in the mills at Gaylordsville. Near the close of life he built a house in N. M. village, and resided in it until his decease, Apr. 14, 1861. He was Colonel of the militia, and was known largely by the name of Colonel Roberts.

40. Jennette; was graduated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary; was a teacher in a Ladies' Seminary at Willoughby, Ohio, and d. Sep. 9, 1854, ae. 21 years. 41. William J., b. May 1, 1836. 42. Emily. 43. Sarah Jane.

30. William, son of John and Jane Roberts, m. Eliza Gaylord, Oct. 25, 1820.

44. William J., b. June 4, 1821; was drowned at Gaylordsville; went over the mill-dam; and his remains were found four months after. 45. John, b. Dec. 19, 1824; was graduated at Union College the last of July, 1850; returned home, and was taken ill with typhoid fever, and d. Sep. 30, 1850. 46. Henry, b. Feb. 25, 1827; m. 1st, Helen Abels, and had son George. She d., and he m. 2d, Sarah Jane Hepburn, and had William and Flora. 47. Earl, b. Oct. 17, 1832; d. "with the black canker," July 29, 1841. 48. Orrin, b. May 14, 1837; lives with his father.

32. Abraham, son of John and Jane Roberts, m. Ann Maria Merwin of Newtown, and resided in the northern part of Northville.

49. Henry Merwin; d. in the war in 1862. 50. Mary; m. 51. Andrew; d. in late war, in 1862. 52. Jane; m. John Williams. 53. Eliza.

41. Capt. William J., son of Ferardus and Charlotte Roberts, was graduated at Yale College in 1859; m. Ann Eliza Horton of Hartford, Ct. He went in the war of the late Rebellion, as Lieutenant; was promoted to be Captain; contracted lung disease by exposure; returned home and continued his law studies in the office of Judge D. C. Sanford, and was admitted to the bar; but his health continued to fail, and he died June 30, 1870.

54. Caroline Eliza.[1]


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