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Heman Storrs (1761 - 1846)

Heman Storrs
Born in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 24 Mar 1784 in Mansfield, Windham, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Died at age 85 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticutmap
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Birth 27 September 1761 Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut[1]

"Heman Storrs was six feet in height, and weighed over two hundred pounds. He was occupied for a time in manufacturing at Eagleville, but returned to Mansfield and engaged in farming. As characteristic of him, it is related that he was one day going with loaded teams to Norwich, and was met by another team, which was unloaded. It was very muddy, and each refused to turn out and allow the other to pass. Heman Storrs drove up, left his seat, and seizing the driver of the empty wagon, carried him to the fence, tossed him over, and held him there, telling his own teamsters to drive the empty wagon into the ditch and pass on; which they did. He then released the man, advising him to learn better manners." [2]

1840 Census[3]

1840 Census

Death 10 NOV 1846 Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut [4]

Research Notes

  • Heman Storrs can also be found as Herman Storrs.


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Heman Storrs, 27 Sep 1761; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. Storrs, Charles: The Storrs Family Genealogical and other Memoranda, p.354, Privately Printed, New York, 1886.[1]
  3. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 August 2015), Heman Storrs, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 87, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 31; FHL microfilm 3,023.
  4. Find A Grave Memorial# 46718027, Heman Storrs, Olde Mansfield Center Cemetery, Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA.[2]

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His name is also spelled Heman. I googled Herman Storrs and found further ancestry.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

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