Chapter 3

The Churches of Derby Township

About this time divisions started to set in among the people of New Haven County. Their land was not producing as much as before. Also, some of the citizens didn’t like the preaching of the new pastor of the Congregational church. The Congregational Church was the only church existing in New England. The church was the governing body of the settlement. Town meetings and church services were both held in the meeting house. Up until 1689, the people of Derby all had to be members of the established Congregationalist church to own land.

The first parsonage was built in 1673 as a township requirement, as recognized in 1675. The minister Reverend Bowers died in 1687, and was the first buried in the Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, or Colonial Cemetery on Derby Avenue in Derby. His widow Sarah Riggs, who in 1739 would marry Reverend Humphreys, kept the first parsonage. Three years passed before the town voted to build a new parsonage in 1690. The new parsonage took another five years to complete. The large old wooden house, located at 37 Elm Street in south end of Ansonia, was built by the township of Derby in 1695.

The town did not have a pastor for two years after Reverend Webb left in 1692. Reverend John James was pastor from 1694 to 1706. Parson James would have been the first family to live in the new parsonage, when it opened in 1696. Joseph Moss was pastor 1706-1731.

From 1733 to 1787 Daniel Humphreys was pastor. The church got a new minister who was “a bold and spirited man in religious opinions, and his views were not accepted by all his parishioners.” Rev. Daniel Humphreys preached the “new light” theories and so caused members to break away. In 1741 a new parish of Oxford was formed under the Congregationalist church (Rockey, 423).

Members left the Congregationalist Church to start the Episcopal church. In November 1738, land was donated by Holbrook for a building and cemetery. The property was located across the street from the residence of the minister of the church from which they had broken away. Imagine their former minister, Reverend Humphreys, trying to write his “new-light” sermon for the Congregationalists, while across the street those who did not like his sermons were erecting a new hall to be used for an older religion, to listen to someone else’s sermons.

Locations of cemeteries in Derby and Ansonia.

In 1739 Humphreys married Sarah Riggs, the widow of Reverend John Bowers. She may have given her home to her son Bowers when she moved into the parsonage with her new husband. John Davis Sr. did some work for her son on deeds.

In 1737 the “Church of England” sent missionaries to Derby, meeting in private houses. This religion in America was organized under “the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” (SPG), and members called themselves “episcopalians”.

In Derby a meeting house was built in 1738 on land donated by J. Holbrook. The town did not allow the Episcopalians to erect their church near the corner of the common, so it was put across the street from the parsonage of the Congregational Church, on Elm Street. At the time that the purchase had been recorded, the property already had the frame of the church building. In 1739 the town released Episcopalians from paying taxes to the established Congregational church.

Reverend Dr. Richard Mansfield (1724-1820) became the first Church of England resident clergyman in Derby. He was the minister of Christ Church, the Episcopalian Church for Derby parish, for 72 continuous years: 1748-1820. Reverend Mansfield “was tall, of spare habits, and wore a white, large wig. He generally traveled on horseback and was a familiar object to all the people”; he was a “scholarly vicar” (Ely, 32).

The unhappy citizenry persisted in their efforts to have the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts appoint a Connecticut native to the post. When Mansfield had to return to England for ordination, his congregation prayed the ship might go down en route.

One Sunday morning in 1775 Reverend Mansfield was obliged to flee from his pulpit when a guard of “American” soldiers marched into his church. The Reverend Dr. Richard Mansfield’s wife Anna was left to run the Episcopal Glebe House Rectory while expecting her ninth child, when her husband fled to Long Island due to his allegiance to the British authorities. During his absence both Anna and the infant died at the rectory.

He returned shortly, and resumed his parochial work, but a guard was always present to see that he did not preach against the cause of the Colonists. It was said of him that “after the revolution he remained a firm but not offensive Loyalist”. (Rockey, 427).

In 1989 the Episcopalian Church in Derby was called the St. James Protestant Episcopal Church.

Barbour Collection, Vital Records of Connecticut

Derby Town Probate and Land Records

Davis, Geo.T., Genealogy of the Descendants of Col. John Davis jr. of Oxford, Conn.

Ely, “St. James’s Episcopal Parish”

Hall, The Glorious Revolution in America

Hogan, The Lower Naugatuck Valley

Lichfield and Hoyt, History of Oxford

Mail-a-Map of Derby, Ansonia, Shelton, Seymour, Oxford, Beacon Falls, and Naugatuck.

Orcutt and Beardsley, History of the Old Town of Derby

Phillips, Town Records of Derby

Rockey, History of New Haven County Vol.2

The Mansfield House ( Derby Historical Society; in: Hogan, The Lower Naugatuck Valley, 1991, p.35. )


On December 6, 1738, Dan was married at age 28 to Ruth Wooster, age 16, grand-daughter of Lt. Thomas Wooster. The wedding was recorded as follows: “DAUIS, Dan: m. Ruth Wooster, Dec. 6, 1738” (Vital Records). Dan was probably a member of the Episcopalian church while his grandfather, John Davis Sr. had been in the Congregationalist Church. In 1756 Dan’s niece, Abigail Davis, was married to Abel Gunn of Waterbury by Reverend Richard Mansfield of the Episcopalian church. Several of Dan Davis’s children were christened in the Episcopalian church.

Ruth Wooster’s father Thomas Wooster Jr., helped Jonas Smith, John Holbrook, and Abel Gunn, erected the timbers for the frame of the first Episcopal church building around 1738. If the weather had allowed, they might have held Ruth’s wedding in the frame of the new church building.

Rockey, History of New Haven County, Vol.2.
Barbour Collection, Vital Records of Connecticut. V.LR4, A4.


Ruth and Dan Davis had seven children: Naomi in 1741; twins Dan and Reuben in 1745; Sarah in 1747; Allis in 1753; Ethel on Feb. 15, 1756, and Isaac. Sarah Davis was named for her father’s mother, Sarah Chatfield. Dan was named for his father.

The records of the births read as follows: “Davis, Dan; twin with Ruben; s. Dan & Ruth, b. Sep.17, 1745” ( Vital Records, v. LR5, 413). “Ethel Son of Dan & Ruth Davis was Born February the 15th AD 1756” ( Church Book); “Davis, Ethiel, s. Dan & Ruth, b. Feb.15, 1756” ( Vital Records, v. LR6, 15).

Alice and Ethel, and probably their siblings, were baptized at around two months old at the Episcopal Church. The church record book of the baptism, called “A Memorandum of the Children and Adults Baptized in the Parishes of Derby and Oxford” lists “1756 Ethel Son to Dan Davis May 9th” ( Church Book).

Barbour Collection, Vital Records of Connecticut.
The Church Book of the Parish of Derby


Possibly, Ethel and his brother Isaac helped their older brothers with the sheep. Their twin brothers were 13 years older than Ethel. Ethel got along well with his cousin John Davis in Oxford. Sometimes Ethel would visit Cousin John at Uncle Joseph and aunt Mary’s house at Oxford. They all learned to handle horses and cattle. The twins would let them help herd the cattle together for ear notching; and drive them from pasture to market.

Schools existed in towns of 50 or more families with a penalty for those not attending. New Haven, 10 miles east of Derby, had a free school since 1641, and Yale College in late 1690’s. A full-time school teacher was hired ca. 1728 and a school house was built in east Derby. Ethel and his father had some education, since both had signed their wills, instead of making their mark. Towns of 100 or more families had a grammar school to prepare youths for the university. All landowners in Derby could sign their names.

Around 1747 farming depleted the soil nutrients. Crop rotation and fertilizing practices had not yet been developed. Corn was grown with beans and pumpkin.

Dan and family were busy with:

  • spinning wool and flax on their quill wheel, swifts, and spools; weaving on their two framed & braced looms, warping bars, 10 stays and geer, and shuttles;
  • farming with their plow irons and chain; and
  • making butter in their churn.

They used horses to get around; they owned a side saddle and two “pilions” or saddles with back seats.

Inventory of Dan Davis


Dan received his inherited share of land from his father before he himself died, and the remaining land went to two daughters, Rachel Hawley and Betty Keeney.

In 1759, Dan’s uncle Samuel Davis bought/sold 1/4 acre garden spot in “town Derby with mantion house there at the Neck” bounded NE on the highway; S. Jed+ Philo Mills land; W. land of widow Abigail Moss.

Derby Land Records

Posssible locations of lands owned by Davises.


On October 2, 1786, Dan Davis at Derby wrote his will, including a three acre lot of pasture land for Ethel Davis and a piece of it for brother Isaac. Ethel’s father probably knew that his son was not on the list of Loyalist confiscatees if he had left him some land. Dan Davis died at Derby, New Haven Co., Connecticut, in 1789. His body may have been buried by his son Reuben, but the location has not been found.

In 1790, the first census was taken; indicating three thousand people in Derby township, including Oxford parish. There were 553 families and 50 slaves. The eldest brother Daniel Davis had died in 1786, and his family is listed with 3 boys and 2 girls. Reuben, the twin of Dan, had a wife and two daughters. An Isaac was listed without a wife and with 3 daughters. Sisters Naomi, Sarah, and Alice, were all married and living in the area.

The gravestones of Dan Davis and his relations have not been located in the Derby or Oxford areas of New Haven Colony. They were not listed in the index at the Connecticut State Library, or in the State Archives’ collection of 2,000 graveyards. Nor were they found in the Episcopal and Congregational cemeteries in Derby and Oxford, which were searched by the Derby Historical Society and by a minister in Oxford in 1989.

Derby Land Records, Vol. 6 and 7, Deeds 1751-1765

Hawkes, A Hawkins Genealogy.

Inventory and Distribution of John Davis Jr.

Inventory of John Davis Sr.

Will and Inventory of Dan Davis

Land of Davis’ – Conn. Possible locations of lands owned by Davises in Derby Township. (Traced from maps by Tom Tarrant, Jr. & Co.).

Land of Davises in Derby Township

John Davis Sr. John Davis Jr. Dan Davis
home lot with house + Bladen’s Brook, Semour. 1/2 home lot; 1/2 (7 acres + 52 rod at Oxford; + 1/2 of barn + yard, 10 rod lot, old barn standing near home lot east of the house home lot 4a
27 akers on north end of sentenall hill    
27 akers on Bryants hill at Shelton? 1/2 Bryants plain 39 acres  
right of land in last indian purchase 1/2 of 27 acres in first division of sequestered land at north end of town  
  1/2 of 10 acres on White Mares hill one 8 acre lot White Mares Hill
  1/2 of 5.5 acres Beaver Brook one 3 acre lot on Beaver Brook: “the pasture”
  1/2 of 15 acres + 106 rd. at Lobden meadow  
  1/2 of 54 acres at the Bare/Bear hills  
  1/2 of 18 acres at Tobeie/Tobys Roks/cks Tobes Rocks to be sold for debts
  1/2 of 76 acres at Moose Hill  
    1/2 of 8 ac. lot Plontre Jaomp?  

Descendants of Dan Davis

7* Dan DAVIS, b. 1710, Jan.17, d. 1789, Mar.20, Derby, Weaver, spinner and farmer at Derby.
m. 1738, Dec. 6: Ruth WOOSTER, b. 1722, Mar.30, d. 1794

Children baptized in St.James P.E.Church, Derby:

1. Naomi DAVIS, b. 1741, Jan. 1, d. 1818, Mar., m. Dr.Canfield, Benjamin DAVIS
2. Daniel DAVIS, b. 1743, Sep.17, d. 1786, m. Hannah Wooster
2. Reuben DAVIS, b. 1743, Sep.17 d. 1815, m. ca. 1788: Annie
3. Sarah DAVIS, b. 1747, Nov. 1, m. Henry TOMLINSON
4. Alice DAVIS, b. 1753, Feb.20; bpt: 1753, Apr. 8, m. Nathaniel Holbrook
5* Ethel DAVIS, b. 1756, Feb. 15, Derby. bp. 1756, May 9 at St. James P.E.Church,Derby., m. Christiana Margaret HUBBARD
6. Isaac Davis, 200 a. grant@Beaver Lake, 1785.

6. Naomi Davis, b. Jan. 1, 1741, d. Mar. 1818.
m. Dr. Josiah Canfield, 1768

1. Abidja Canfield

m2 1780: Benjamin Davis, b. 1743. d. 1817. Lived in Seymour, CT

2. Betty Davis, baptized P.E. Church, Aug. 20, 1780

6. Daniel Davis, 1745,Sep.17- 1786, m. Hannah Wooster, children baptized in St.James P.E.Church, Derby:

1. Reuben/Ro-nna DAVIS, bp. 1773, Jan. 4
2. Abigail DAVIS, bp. 1774, Nov. 06
3. Daniel DAVIS, bp. 1779, May.02
4. Cyrus DAVIS, bp. 1784, Aug. 8
5. Eunice DAVIS b. 1790, d. 1791

6. Reuben Davis, b. 1745, Sep.17, d. 1815. m Annie, d.1827, Dec.12. Lived in Derby near brook.

1. Daniel DAVIS 1790
2. Ezra DAVIS, b. 1792, d. 1811
3. Samuel DAVIS b. 1794, d. young
4. Alva DAVIS, b. 1795
5. Ruth DAVIS b. 1798, m.John Doolittle
6. Philo DAVIS b. 1800, m. Harriet Sutton
7. Chary DAVIS 1803, m. 1823: Enos Doolittle;
8. Levi DAVIS, b. 1805, Dec., m.Abigail
9. Nancy DAVIS b. 1807, m1. Harry Holbrook, m2. 1832: Eli Terrill

6* Ethel DAVIS, b. 1756, Feb. 15, Derby. bp. 1756, May 9 at St. James P.E.Church, Derby.

m. Christiana Margaret Hubbard ( See Chapter 5 )

5. Alva Davis, 1795 – 1860,Dec.25. m1.Eunice Spencer -d.1831

1. Isaac Harvey Davis 1818-
2. Henry Davis 1823-d. young

m2.1832: Polly Holbrook -d.1833
m3.1834: Sally Johnson

3. John Davis 1835 d.
4. twins: Mary Davis and Harry Davis 1837
5. Harriet Davis 1839
6. Hubert Davis 1840-1843

4. Isaac Harvey Davis, 1818- 1882, m.1842: Maria L. Bassett, 1821-1892

1. Irwin Davis 1843 -1844
2. Zera B. Davis 1844-, m. Alice Watson
3. Erwin J. Davis 1850-
4. Jane E. Davis 1852-, m.C.W.Cook
5. Llewellyn Davis 1854-, m.Clara Morris
6. Martha A. Davis 1861, m.Frank E.Morris
7. Lucy S. Davis 1862-, m. H.R.Baker

3. Zera B. Davis, 1844 – ; m. 1872: Alice A. Watson

1. Otto W. Davis 1875, Dec.

3. Erwin J. Davis, 1850 – 1887; m1.Jennie Rose

3. Llewellyn Davis, 1854-1884, m.1880: Clara B.Morris

1. Harvey Davis

Lineage of Ruth Wooster

10* Edward WOOSTER, b.(prob. England) 1622, d. 1689, Jul.08. Given land at Milford, Conn. tax free to grow hops in 1651. Pioneered north to Paugasuck River, Ansonia, Old Derby with three other families in 1654.

m. 1669: Tabitha Tomlinson, daughter of Henry Tomlinson and sister of Phebe Tomlinson, of Stratford, N.H

1. Elizabeth WOOSTER; m. Col.Ebenezer Johnson
2. Mary WOOSTER, b.1654,Nov./1664,Nov.02 at Milford, d. young
3. * *Thomas WOOSTER * Sr., 1656 – 1713, m. Phebe Tomlinson
4. *Abraham WOOSTER *, m. WalkeR
5. Edward WOOSTER, Bp. 1670
6. *David WOOSTER *, Bp.1670, d. 1711, m. Mary
7. Henry WOOSTER, b. at Milford: 1666, Aug.18, Queen Anne’s army, d. Nova Scotia ca. war against Canada
8. Ruth WOOSTER, Milford: 1668,Apr.08, m. 1687: Samuel
9. *Timothy WOOSTER *, Pawgasuck: 1670,Nov.12; m.Anna Perry
10. Hannah WOOSTER
11. Jonas WOOSTER
12. Tabitha WOOSTER
13. *Sylvester WOOSTER *, b.Derby, d.1712, Nov.16, m. Susannah
14. *Ebenezer WOOSTER *, m. Margaret Sawtell of Groton; to Stratford

9* Lt. Thomas WOOSTER, sr., b. 1656; m. Phebe TOMLINSON, of Stratford, New Haven Co, Conn.. Farmer, lived in Derby, north of father.

1. Phebe Leavenworth WOOSTER, d. 1696, Mar.26
2. Zervia WOOSTER, d. 1682, Aug.19
3. Alice WOOSTER, 1680, Sep.06-1682
4. Elizabeth WOOSTER, b. 1685, Sep. 1, m. John Tomlinson
5. * Thomas WOOSTER Sr., b. 1692, Feb.18
6. Thankful WOOSTER, 1695,Nov.07-1706, Nov.18

9. Abraham Wooster, m. 1697: Mary Walker, of Stratford; 1706 to Stratford. In 1743, Abraham Wooster sold Quakers Farm to son Abraham for a gun.

1. *Abraham WOOSTER *
2. Ruth WOOSTER 1700, Sep.26-
3. Joseph WOOSTER 1702, Jan.16-
4. Sarah WOOSTER 1705, Apr.02-
5. Mary WOOSTER 1707, Apr.03-
6. Hannah WOOSTER 1709, Feb.23-
7. *General David WOOSTER * 1710, Mar.02-, m. Mary Clapp

9. David Wooster, Bp.1670, d. 1711, Mar.29, m. Mary

1. Jerusha WOOSTER 1702-
2. Persis WOOSTER 1704, May.30-
3. Tamar WOOSTER 1710, Jun.16-

9. Timothy Wooster, Pawgasuck: 1670, Nov.12; m. Anna Perry. Address: Derby.

1. *Timothy WOOSTER * 1699, Dec.29-
2. Tabitha WOOSTER 1701, May. 3-
3. *Edward WOOSTER * 1702, Sep.17-
4. Anne WOOSTER 1705, Jan.17- , m.Daniel Hawkins
5. *Samuel WOOSTER * 1706, Apr.17-
6. Damaris WOOSTER 1708, Feb.20-, m. Eleazer Hawkins
7. Henry WOOSTER 1710, Feb.19-
8. Arthur WOOSTER 1713, Mar.26-
9. Eliezer WOOSTER 1715, Oct.16-

9. Sylvester Wooster, b.Derby, d.1712,Nov.16, m. Susannah

1. Moses WOOSTER, 1699-, m.1720: Mary Hawkins
2. Tabitha WOOSTER 1701-
3. Samuel WOOSTER 1704-
4. Nathaniel WOOSTER 1707-
5. Sylvester WOOSTER 1710- , m.1738, Feb.20: Mercy Hine
6. Susannah WOOSTER 1713, Jul.13-

9. Ebenezer Wooster, m. Margaret Sawtell, dgtr. of Zechariah Sawtall of Groton;to Stratford.

1. Harvey WOOSTER 1712, May.27-
2. Zechariah WOOSTER 1714, Mar.17-
3. Ebenezer WOOSTER 1716, Jan. 5-

8* Thomas WOOSTER Jr., 1692, Feb.18-1777, Feb.02. Address: Derby. m. 1718. Dec.25: *Sarah HAWKINS *, 1695, May.23-1785, Dec.10

1. John WOOSTER, b. 1719, Dec.22
2.* Ruth WOOSTER, b. 1722, Mar.30-; m. Dan DAVIS
3. Thomas WOOSTER, b. 1724, Oct.11-
4. Phebe/Elizabeth WOOSTER, b. 1727, Mar.-
5. Daniel WOOSTER, b. 1729, Jul.14-
6. Henry/Joseph WOOSTER, b. 1732, Jun.30
7. David WOOSTER, in Middlebury, b. 1735, Jan. 5 –

8. Abraham Wooster Jr., m. Martha; addr: Quakers Farm,

1. Wait 1732, Apr.22-
2. Mary 1733, May.10-
3. Hinman 1735, Apr.26-
4. Miles 1738, Jun.10-
5. Abraham 1740, Sep.20-

8. General David Wooster, 1710, Mar.02-. Graduated from Yale College 1738.
m.1746, Mar.06: Mary Clapp, daughter of Yale President Thomas Clapp

1. Mary WOOSTER 1747, Jan.21-1748,Oct.20
2. Thomas WOOSTER 1751, Jul.30-
3. Mary WOOSTER 1753, Jun.02 –

8. Timothy Wooster Jr., 1699,Dec.29- ; m1. 1727,Aug.18: Abigail Harger, d. 1736,Sep.23; m2. 1737,Mar.22: Sarah Bowers, d.1749,Oct.23

1. Jabez WOOSTER 1728, Oct.15-
2. Dorcas WOOSTER 1731, Apr.- 1737, Apr.
3. Abigail WOOSTER 1736, Aug.18-
4. Dorcas WOOSTER 1738, Mar.25-
5. Edward WOOSTER 1740, Feb.18-1746, Oct.15
6. Jesse WOOSTER 1743, May. 4-
7. Walter WOOSTER 1745, Jul.07-
8. Edward WOOSTER 1747, Sep.28-

8. Edward Wooster, 1702, Sep.17-

1. Grace 1727, Feb.15-

8. Samuel Wooster, 1706, Apr.17- ; m.1731, Oct.28: Ann Moss

1. Elisha WOOSTER 1732, Jul. 5-

8. Samuel Wooster, 1704- , m.1725,May.22: Hannah Johnson,

Sarah WOOSTER 1725, Nov.28-

7* Ruth WOOSTER, 1722,Mar.30-, m. 6 Dec.1738 Dan DAVIS, 1710,Jan.17- 1789

(See Dan Davis for children)

7. David Wooster, in Middlebury, b. 1735, Jan. 5 –

1. James D. WOOSTER
2. Daniel WOOSTER
3. *David WOOSTER *

6. David Wooster, address: Campton, N.H.

1. David WOOSTER
2. Daniel WOOSTER
3. Eleazer WOOSTER
4. Rev. John WOOSTER, of Granby, VT

Worcester, The Decendants of William Worcester, 243
Orcutt, History of Derby, 781-83

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Lineage of Sarah Hawkins

11* Robert HAWKINS, m. Mary;

1. Zachariah HAWKINS, to Long Is, N.Y.
2. Joseph HAWKINS.

10* Joseph HAWKINS, 1st., Bp. 1642, Apr.03 at First Church of Charlestown, Mass. Will: 1682, Oct.12. Settled in 1665 at Birmingham Pt., Pegasset, near Derby; Owned store in Derby. Property inventoried at 482 pounds.

m1. 1668,Apr.08: Abigail HOLBROOK of Huntington, N.Y.

1. * Joseph HAWKINS, 2nd., 1669,Feb.14- ; m. Elizabeth GUNN
2. Eleazer HAWKINS, 1670,Dec.12-
3. Abigail HAWKINS, 1672,Feb.02-
4. Robert HAWKINS, 1675,Jul. 4- 1675, Jul.
5. Mary HAWKINS, 1677,Jun.10-
6. John HAWKINS, 1679,Sep.28- 1691, Dec. 9
7. Lois HAWKINS, 1681, Nov. 6-
8. Agnes HAWKINS, 1681, Nov.06- ; m1. Isaac Nicholas.

9* Joseph HAWKINS, 2nd., “Sergeant” 1669, Feb.14-1732, Apr.21, Lived at Birmingham Pt., Represtative 1712, selectman. 1705-10; Operated the ferries over the Stratford River and the Naugatuk River. 1695 built house in Derby.

Old Hawkins House, built 1695, standing 1939.

m. 1693,Aug. 9: Elizabeth GUNN, 1672, Aug. 5

1. Elizabeth HAWKINS, 1694, Apr.11- ; m. Monson
2. * Sarah HAWKINS, 1695, May.23-; m. Thomas WOOSTER Jr.
3. Joseph HAWKINS (III) 1697, Jan. 1-; m. Sarah Brewster
4. Abigail HAWKINS, 1698, Jul.31- ; m. Smith
5. Mary HAWKINS, 1700, Apr. 1-
6. Eleazer HAWKINS, 1701, May.30- 1702, Jun.07
7. Moses HAWKIN*, 1703, Aug.02- ; m. Ann Smith
8. Daniel HAWKINS,1705, Mar. 9- ; m. Ann WOOSTER
9. Eleazer HAWKINS, 1706, Nov.27- ; m. Damaris WOOSTER
10. John HAWKINS, 1710, Jul. 5- ; m. Hannah DAVIS
11. Miriam HAWKINS, 1712, Dec. 5-
12. Zachariah HAWKINS,1717, Feb.08- ; m1. Sarah DAVIS
13. Hannah HAWKINS, 1720 1807

9. Agnes Hawkins, 1681,Nov.06-;

m1. Isaac Nicholas

1. Isaac Nicholas

m2. Abel GUNN

8* Sarah HAWKINS, Derby Neck: 1695,May.23- 1785; m. ca. 1716: Thomas WOOSTER Jr. 1692, Feb.18-1718- 1777. ( For children, see Thomas Wooster Jr. )

8. Joseph Hawkins (III)., Derby Neck: 1697, Jan. 1-1767, May 31. Farmer at Derby.
m. 1720, Nov.17: Sarah Brewster, 1701- ; daughter. of Timothy Brewster and Marie Hawkins.

1. Mary HAWKINS 1721, Sep. 5-, m.1742,Nov.17: Ebenezer Judd
2. Joseph HAWKINS 1724, Apr.30-, m. Mercy Riggs
3. Samuel HAWKINS 1731, m. Sarah Smith

8. Captain Moses Hawkins, Derby Neck: 1703, Aug. 1- 1760, Sep.10; Ferry Operator, Representative and Selectman.
m. Ann Smith, 1706,Mar.13- 1782, May. 9

Hawkes, A Hawkins Genealogy
O’Keefe, “The Hawkins House rediscovered”, Derby Historical Society Newsletter, p.6, Vol.1, issue III.

Lineage of Elizabeth Gunn

11. Dr. Jaspar GUNN, b. 1606, d. ca. 1670. Left London, England with his wife Christian on July 14, 1635 on ship “Defense”. Arrived Boston, Mass. on October 8, 1635. Made a “Freeman” at Roxbury, May 1636 and given lot #24 (5.5 acres) at Milford, New Haven County. Designated a “Free Planter” for physician services; a deacon and the first physician in Milford, New Haven County (1988 medical notebook at Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford). Miller at Hartford, Conn., in 1659. Lawyer at New Haven, Conn. in 1661.m. Christian (Ann/Mary), 1610-1690.

1. Samuel GUNN, b. at Roxbury 1635
2. * Jobamah GUNN, b. at Roxbury 1637, m. Susan LANE
3. Daniel GUNN, b. at Roxbury 1639
4. Nathaniel GUNN, b. 1640
5. Mehitable GUNN, Bpt. 1640, 24 May
6. Abel GUNN, Bpt. at Milford, Jun. 1643, m. Mary Smith

10. Jobamah GUNN, b. at Roxbury, 1637. m. Susan LANE, daughter.of John Lane; lived in Milford, New Haven County.

1. Elizabeth GUNN, b. 1672, Aug. 5

9 *Elizabeth GUNN, b. 5 Aug. 1672 m. Joseph HAWKINS Jr.

( For children, see Joseph Hawkins Jr. )

Lineage of Abigail Holbrook

11. Richard HOLBROOK, of Huntington, Long Island, New York. m. Agnes.

1. Abigail HOLBROOK

10* Abigail HOLBROOK m. 1668, Apr. 8: Joseph HAWKINS Sr.

( For children, see Joseph Hawkins Sr. )

Lineage of Phebe Tomlinson

10. Henry TOMLINSON, Milford, New Haven County, Conn.


9. Phebe TOMLINSON, Milford, Conn. m. Lt. Thomas WOOSTER Sr.

(For children see Lt. Thomas Wooster Sr.)