Noah Tryon

Noah Tryon (abt. 1713 - 1758)

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Noah Tryon
Born about in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married in Glastonbury, Connecticutmap
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Died in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Noah was born March 1, 1713 in Wethersfield to David Tryon and Hannah Waddams.[1]

Alternative birth date of Mar. 15, 1712 or 1713[2] or 1 March 1712 in Wethersfield[3]

He married Penelope Hollister[4] about 1736 in Glastonbury, Connecticut. They had several children.

Seven children are recorded in the The Tryon Family In America[5]:

Penelope 4.13a,
Jemima 4.13b,
David 4.13c,
Hannah 4.13d,
Hannah 4.13e,
Elizur 4.13f,
David 4.13g.

Which omits Noah's children Noah and Mary who are documented in his will (reproduced below).

Noah died October 4, 1758 in Glastonbury. Probate of his will began December 5, 1758.[6][7]

He was buried Green Cemetery Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA[8]

Text of Noah's Will

In the Name of God Amen. I Noah Tryon of Glassenbury in the County of Hartford in the Colony of Connecticutt in New England on the Third day of October in the Thirty Second Year of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain etc. King Defender of the Faith, being sick and weak but of Sound Mind and Memory through the Divine Goodness Yet calling to mind the Mortality of my Body & Recommending my Soul to God that gave it together[?] My Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried hoping for a Glorious Resurrection of My Body at last with the Just Would Dispose of that Temporal Estate with which God has Blessed me viz.

My Will is that after Death my Body should be Decently Buryed and my Funeral Charges should be paid by my Executors hereafter named out of my moveable Estate.

Item — My Will is that all my Just Debts should be Truly and Justly paid by my Executors out of my moveable Estate

Item — I give and Bequeath to Penelope my Beloved Wife one third part of my moeable Estate that Shall Remain after my Just Debts are paid and also the Use and Improvements of One Third part of all my Improved Land so long as she Continues my Widow.

Item — I give to Noah my Eldest Son the Lott of Land I Bought of James Birchard with my Dwelling house in which I now Dwell containing about Forty Acres and also the North half of a lot of Land I Bought of Andrew Cor[nwall?] and Also One half of a Piece of Land I Bought of David Thompson lying near the Drain in Middletown and the same to be to my Said Son Noah and to his Heirs and Assigns forever

Item — I give to my Son Elizur Tryon the lott of Land that was my Father David Tryon Deceas’d with my Barn thereon Standing Containing about Seventeen Acres and a half and Also the South half of the lot I Bought of Andrew Cornwall and also Two Acres and a half Adjoyning thereto which I bought of Silas Welles. One Half of the Lott of Land I Bought of David Thompson lying near the Drain in Middletown and also Twenty Acres of Land in Said Middletown which I Bought of Jo[?]ah Wilcox and John Sheppart to be to him my said son Elizur and to his Heirs and Assigns forever

Item — I give to my son David Tryon all the Land I have in a Piece of Land in said Middletown called The Parsonage containing about Forty Acres more or less and also Three Acres of Land in the Plain in Said Middletown given to me by my father David Tryon Deceas’d and also five acres on said plain which I bought of Andrew Cornwall to him his heirs and assigns forever

And my Will is that if it shall so happen that One or more of my sons should Dye before they Arrive at the age of Twenty One years or before Marriage that his or their part given as afores’d shall be to him or them that shall survive

Item — I give to my Daughters Penelope and Jemima Each of them a Feather Bed and Furniture Belonging thereto

Item — My Will is that my son Noah Tryon pay to my Daughters Penelope and Jemima and Hannah fifteen Pounds lawful money Each on the Day of their or Either of their Marriage or when they arrive to the Age of Twenty One years they or Either of them which shall first happen

Item — My Will is that my son Elizur should pay to my Daughter Mary Tryon the sum of Fifteen pounds lawful money on the Day of her Marriage or when she shall arrive to the Age of Twenty One years which shall first happen

And my Will is that each and Every of my Sons their [?] Shall have liberty to pass and Repass with Cattle or Team across the Others land afores’d to their own where it shall be Necessary and least prejuditial to the Other

And my Will is that in case either of my Sons shall Dye and leave their or either of their parts to the Other or Others before they or which of them shall pay to their Sisters the Respective Sums afore mentioned then the Survivour or Survivours shall pay Such Sum or Sums as Just Deceas’d Son or Sons Should have paid to Such their sister or Sisters afores’d together with Twenty pounds lawful money more to Each of their Said Sisters than what they should Otherwise have had

Item — I give to my Daughters Mary Tryon & Jemima Each of them a Cow to be Delivered them by my Executors

I Do hereby Nominate and Appoint Mr. Samuel Kimberly and Penelope my Beloved Wife Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Revoking all Other and former Wills by me made I Sign Seal Pronounce Publish & Declare what is Written on this half Sheet of paper to be my Last Will and Testament.

[signed] Noah Tryon[9]

Glastonbury, Connecticut

Noah is one of three Tryon patriarchs in Glastonbury. Michael D Tryon has assembled the descendants of Noah and the other two here relying upon US Census records 1790-1850 and other documents. See:

Notes for further research

Of his children, only Noah Jr., Elizur and possibly Mary lived into full adulthood; the others all died young or before marrying.

Noah seems to have been close to his wife's family. They appear to have been neighbors in Glastonbury, and Noah, his wife, and those of his children who died young are all buried amongst the Hollister family graves at Still Hill Cemetery, Glastonbury.

Hollister Family of America acknowledges that daughter of David Hollister, "Penelope, b. ? m. Noah Tryon of Glastonbury."[10] It also acknowledges that Elijah Hollister marries "Mary, daughter of Noah Tryon of Glastonbury"[11] in 1780.[12] This book and no other sources to date affirm that the Noah Tryon's are in fact the same.

Two adult Noah Tryons (father and son) appear in the Glastonbury census 1790-1850.[13] If these are the only Noah Tryons in the Glastonbury, Connecticut area, then based on dates, the father who married Penelope Hollister would be the same who had a daughter Mary Tryon who married Elijah Hollister. The Tryon Family In America[14] does not document Noah having a daughter Mary; however, his will does list a Mary.[15]

It is unclear how many Mary Tryons who were daughters of Noah Tryons were living in the area at the time to further verify the familial connections.


  1. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection), Wethersfield Volume, page 263. Original record Wethersfield Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 48. (
  2. No. 3.2g -
  3. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Noah Tryon, 01 Mar 1712; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  4. No. 101, pg 49 - Hollister Family of America compiled by Lafayette Wallace Case, MD 1886 -
  5. No. 3.2g -The Tryon Family In America by Wesley Tryon,
  6. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934: FHL Film Number 3215. (
  7. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Noah Tryon, 04 Oct 1758; citing , reference v16,p8; FHL microfilm 3,334.
  9. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999: Probate Packets, Treat, M-Tuller, J, 1641-1880, Case Number 5533 (
  10. No. 101, pg 49 - Hollister Family of America compiled by Lafayette Wallace Case, MD 1886 -
  11. No. 368, pg 1299 - Hollister Family of America compiled by Lafayette Wallace Case, MD 1886 -
  12. "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 April 2017), Elijah Hollister and Mary Tryon marriage and list of children, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States; Connecticut State Library, Hartford; FHL microfilm 1,316,154
  14. No. 3.2g -The Tryon Family In America by Wesley Tryon,
  15. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999: Probate Packets, Treat, M-Tuller, J, 1641-1880, Case Number 5533 (


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