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Jonathan Tryon (bef. 1705 - bef. 1766)

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Jonathan Tryon
Born before in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Middletown, Hartford Co. (later Middlesex Co.), Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
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Jonathan, son of David Tryon and Hannah Waddams, was born on 18 Sep 1705 in Wethersfield.[1] Jonathan, son of David Tryon, was baptized in Wethersfield September 23, 1705.[2] Another record has his baptism date as September 18, 1705.[3]

On January 5, 1731 he was chosen jointly with his mother as administrator of his father's estate.[4]

In 1733/4 he was chosen by his younger brother Ezra to be his guardian, probably on the death of their mother Hannah.

A church record of Wethersfield notes him as owning the covenant April 5, 1743, showing him to be a resident in Wethersfield at that date. He joined the Congregational Church in Wethersfield as a full member April 8, 1744. [5]

He is recorded as marrying on November 28, 1751 in Middletown, Connecticut.[6] His wife was named as Phebe Kingman.[7] That he was not noted in the marriage record as coming from elsewhere suggests he had removed from Wethersfield to Middletown some time between April 1744 and 1751 at the lastest.

He is noted as having been buried in MIddletown on 19 Jan 1766. According to the entry he was "living in the house with Mr. Torry".[8]

Phoebe died in 1755, and as Jonathan had two further children (James and Ichabod[9]) he must have married again … to whom? Immediately below the note of his burial it says: "Jonathan, his wid. bd. Apr 8 1766."[10]

From Massachusetts Colony, Fifth Generation in America, Families of the Children of Joseph Washburn (Jr.) and Hannah Johnson [1]: "Phebe (Washburn) Kingman remarried to Jonathan Tryon, as his second wife, supposedly son of David and Hannah (Wadhams) Tryon, on 28 Nov. 1751 in Middletown, CT. He was widower of Sarah Tryon, who had died on 17 Oct. 1750 in Middletown, CT."

This is substantiated by the record of Sarah's death [11]


  1. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Wethersfield, page 263. Original record Vol. 1 page 48 (
  2. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920: Volume 126 Wethersfield, p. 225. Original record in Vol. SM, p. 32. (
  3. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Wethersfield volume, page 263. Original record Vol. 1, p. 48
  4. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999: Hartford, Connecticut, Probate Packets, Treat, M-Tuller, J, 1641-1880, Case number 5517. (
  5. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920: Volume 126 Wethersfield, p. 225. Original record in Vol. JL, p. 34. (
  6. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection): Middletown Vital Records 1651-1854, p. 266. Original record MIddletown Records Vol 2, p. 12. (
  7. She may be the Phebe Washburn b. about 1710 who married Samuel Kingman in Bridgewater, Massachusetts in 1736, indicating she was a widow when she married Jonathan.
  8. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; Volume 070 Part 2 Middletown, page 577. Original record Vol. 2S-1, page 49 (
  9. Ichabod could be a child of Phoebe's, as the only date we have is his baptism.
  10. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; Volume 070 Part 2 Middletown, page 577. Original record Vol. 2S-1, page 50 (
  11. Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Middletown Vital Records 1651-1854, Sarah, w. Jonathan, d. 17 Oct 1750.


Thank you to Scott Ledbetter for creating WikiTree profile Tryon-263 through the import of 3112910.ged on Jun 7, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Scott and others. Tryon-732 was created by Michael Maranda through the import of Tryon work_2015-11-01.ged on Nov 1, 2015.

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On 10 Mar 2016 at 15:35 GMT Laurie (Smith) Keller wrote:

There is a record in the Middletown church records of a Jonathan Tryon being buried January 19, 1766 to which is appended a note "was living in the house with Mr. Torrey". The next entry says: "Jonathan, his widow, bd. April 8, 1766".

Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Volume 070 Part 2 Middletown, p. 577 (

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