Ralph Alexander and Mary Jane McLaughlin Twitchel

Notes


John BEARDSLEY Capt.

He came to the New World with his parents, sister & brother on the "Planter" in l635. He left no living children as his will attests. He raised his kinswoman, Deborah Beardsley Fairchild, wife of Alexander Fairchild. He was Lt. of the Stratford Train Band, May l685; Lt. of the Stratfield Train Band May l697; and Capt. of the same l704.

Sources:
CONNECTICUT GENEALOGY
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILIES OF OLD FAIRFIELD
THE PLANTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
THE ORIGINAL LISTS OF PERSONS OF QUALITY
TRILOGY
WILLIAM BEARDSLEY OF STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT
NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER
NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES


Joseph BEARDSLEY

He came to the New World with his parents, sister & brother on the ship "Planter" in l635. He inherited half the estate of his Father on condition that he should leave the seafaring life and care for his Mother. Took oath of freeman June 4, l668. Lived in Stratford, Ct. & Brookhaven, L.I. Joined the Congregational Church of Stratford, Ct. l693. Had 8 children.

Sources:
CONNECTICUT GENEALOGY
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILIES OF OLD FAIRFIELD
THE PLANTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
THE ORIGINAL LISTS OF PERSONS OF QUALITY
TRILOGY
WILLIAM BEARDSLEY OF STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT
NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER
NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES


Matthew Starr BARNUM

Lived in New Preston. Had no children.

Source:
A HISTORY OF THE STARR FAMILY

The following sets forth the contents of a xerox copy of the (handwritten) administration account of Matthew S. Barnum, showing the Davis family participation in that distribution, (16 April 1894):

......deceased a sister of said Matthew S. Barnum, dec'd.
And also Eliakim Davis, a child of, and Leander Curtis Twitchell, Joseph Battison, Almond Twitchell, Thirsa Busby, Lucinda Snow, Dolphinie(?)Battison, George Davis, Eli Davis, Phebe Thompson, Rosa Davis, Alonzo(?) Davis, Eli Shelby Davis, John Davis, Willis Knight, Electra C. Dunlap, Archibald Knight, Lester Knight, Ephraim Knight, William Knight, Silas Knight, Alex Davis, Eli Davis, James A. Davis, Geo, Davis, Roxanna Gross,Julia Heaton, Andrew G. Davis, Eli Davis, Mary E. Crabb , R.R. Davis, E.G. Davis, Augustus Davis, Frank Baker, E.E. Davis, Mrs. William Van Artsdale, Will B. Davis, Mrs. L. B. Platt, Minnie M. Davis, Maud L.Davis, Norman Wesley Davis, Eli Daniel Davis, Darius N. Davis, (and Burnetta(?) F. Baker grand children of, and William H. Twitchell, Emma Duncan, George G. Gay, Daniel W. Gay, John M. Gay, Mrs. Etta Maria G.Hartley, Guse(?) H. Busby, Margaret J. Plowman, Mary A. Galloway, Estelle Payne, Sarah E. Bentons(?), Matilda Galloway, James W. Bartram, Harrison S. Eudsley, Joseph C. Eudsley, Dora Eudsley DeFord, Nettie Eudsley, Sarah A. Todd, Elizabeth Barnes, Joseph Huysell(?), Lewis Huysell, Mary S.Dennie, Fredrick Starline, James E. Starline, Anna O. Sageinaim(?), Jennie B. Heslop and Lucy D. Hood great grandchildren of Thirsa Barnum Davis dec'd a sister of Mathew S. Barnum, dec'd. Ordered that said cash so by said Administrators paid over to the widow and heirs ......

Vital Statistics Danbury, Ct.
BARNUM, Matthew, son Matthew & Jane, b Dec 27, 1764


John TAYLOR

John Taylor, from Eng. in the "Arabella," 1630, settled at Windsor, Conn., 1639, m Rhoda -----
He was made a freeman May 18, 1631. He was a pewtersmith and lived first in Lynn, Mass, & then went to Windsor with Rev. Ephraim Huitt. He was a juror in Hartford, Ct. 1641-1644.

From the History of Danbury, CT - 1684-1896:
Thomas Taylor was the son of John , who came from Warwickshire, England ,in 1639 , and settled in Windsor , where Thomas was born in 1643 . JohnTaylor made his will in 1645 , and sailed for England in the Phantom Ship, which left New Haven in January, 1647 . Nothing was ever heard of this ship, but in the following June , after a severe thunderstorm,"about an hour before sunset, a ship of like dimensions with the aforesaid, with her canvass and colours abroad (though the wind northernly ), appeared in the air coming up from our harbour's mouth,which lyes southward from the town, seemingly with her sails filled under a fresh gale, holding her course north, and continuing under observation sailing against the wind for the space of half an hour. Many were drawn to behold this great work of God; yea, the very children cryed out, There's a brave ship! . . . Mr. Davenport also in publick declared to this effect: That God had condescended for the quieting of their afflicted spirits, this extraordinary account of his sovreign disposal of those for whom so many fervant prayer were made continually." * A statement made by Rev. Nathaniel Taylor , born in New Milford , 1772 , and found in one of the volumes of Professor Stiles's manuscripts in the Yale Library,says that "the widow of John Taylor married and moved to Norwalk with sons Thomas , and John and Jeremiah , twins." But his will only mentions "daughters-in-law," doubtless children of his wife, and "wife and two sons," with no names given.


John TAYLOR

Twin to Jeremiah


Jeremiah TAYLOR

Twin to John


Thomas TAYLOR

From The History of Danbury, CT 1684-1896:
Thomas Taylor , born in Windsor , 1643; married February 14th, 1677, Rebekah , daughter of Edward Ketcham , of Stratford; survived all the original settlers, and died in January, 1735 , aged 92 years. His children were: Thomas, born November 26th, 1669; married Phebe, daughter of James Benedict, and died in 1753, aged 90. Deborah, born June, 1670-71; married Daniel Betts, of Norwalk, and died in 1750, aged 80. Joseph, born 1672-73; died unmarried in 1762, aged 90. John, born in 1672-73 (probably twin of Joseph ); married and died in 1742, aged 70. Daniel, born in 1676; married Elizabeth, daughter of James Benedict [second wife, Rachel Starr, died July 3d, 1741; third wife, Elizabeth Boughton , whom he married June 1st, 1742], and died in 1770, aged 94. Timothy, born in 1678; married Mary Davis, and died in1734, aged 56. Nathan, born in 1682; married Hannah, daughter of Daniel Benedict, and died in 1782, aged 100. Theophilus, born 1687; married, first, - Bushnell; second, Sarah Gregory, and died in 1777,aged 90. Rebecca, married Daniel Benedict, and lived to the age of 99.Eunice, married Benjamin Starr [Lieutenant], and had children: David, born December 7th, 1724, and Elizabeth, who married, about 1732, Joseph, son of Joseph and Elizabeth [Stephens] Mygatt. From this marriage are descended the families of that name in Danbury. Eunice [Taylor] Starr died at the age of 90. Thomas and Nathan Taylor married sisters. Daniel and Rebecca Taylor married brother and sister.

The first representative from this town of Danbury to the General Assembly was Mr. Thomas Taylor . He was for many years a useful man in the town, and died January, 1735 , aged 92. He continued the longest of any of the first settlers.

In Volume 2, Page 115 of the Public Records of Connecticut - General Assemby at Hartford, 14 Oct 1669: "(Presented for freemen, Norwalke; Tho: Taylor, Jacin Gregory, Judah Gregory, Samuel Campfield."

Moved with his widowed mother from windsor, Conn. to Norwalk Ct.1656 After Marr. one of the first settlers.

See notes on James Benedict, b. 1649.

Children of Thomas & Rebecca Ketchum Taylor taken from: A history of the town of Danbury, Connecticut, from 1684 to 1896

Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut: Historical Records, 1847
Thos. Taylor tooke to wiffe Rebechah Kettcham , the daughter of Edwd Kettcham late of Strattforde , deceased. The sayed Thos. was married unto the sayed Rebechah the 14th of ffebruary, Anno 1677 .


Joseph TAYLOR

Died at age 90 unmarried.


John BEARDSLEY

Had 3 children by his first wife & l0 children by his second wife.

Sources:
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILIES OF OLD FAIRFIELD
WILLIAM BEARDSLEY OF STRATFORD