Ezekiel RANSOM

Male 1745 - 1760  (15 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ezekiel RANSOM was born 03 Jan 1745, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of Newton RANSOM and Sarah JONES); died 14 Nov 1760, Colchester, New London Co. Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 01 Oct 1744, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Newton RANSOM was born 21 Feb 1722, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of Robert RANSOM and Alice NEWTON); died 31 May 1796, Halifax, Windham, VT; was buried , Old Cenetery,Halifax, Vermont.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Lived at Shelburne Falls, Mass, during his active life.
    • Residence: Was active in the Patriot's cause.

    Notes:

    It is not very clear what pursuit he followed during his early manhood, but was probably a farmer and general trader. The records show that his father gave him land which he sold to his bothers when he moved to Massachusetts, or afterwards. He went with his family to Shelburn Falls, Mass., a short time previous to the outbreak of the Revolutionary war, probably about 1770. He did not serve in the army during the war, being 53 years of age when it began. But he sent 6 sons, Ezekiel, Hazael, John, Newton, Calvin and Jabez, all of them mere youths at the time of their enlistment, but became sturdy soldiers in the Massachusetts Continental Line. The family records speak of Newton as a devoted patriot in the cause of American liberty, and as a very pious and exemplary man in all the relations of his daily life. His descendants at the close of the war scattered to make new homes for themselves in Vermont and Eastern New York, and in course of time many of them emigrated to Michigan and other Wester States, where they became actively interested in the social and political affairs of the communities in which they lived. Newton at the time of his death was with his son Luther, then a practicing physician at Halifax, VT., and is buried in the grave yard at that place.

    Newton married Sarah JONES 02 Sep 1742, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA. Sarah was born Abt 1724, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 16 Jun 1804, Shelburne Falls, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah JONES was born Abt 1724, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 16 Jun 1804, Shelburne Falls, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. John RANSOM was born 11 Nov 1748, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Jun 1804, Fort Miller, Washington, NY.
    2. Ichabod RANSOM was born 02 Jun 1760, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Newton RANSOM, Jr. was born 11 May 1762, Colchester, New London Co. Connecticut.
    4. Azaal RANSOM was born 03 Jan 1756, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 20 May 1820.
    5. Calvin RANSOM was born 19 Jun 1758, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. 1. Ezekiel RANSOM was born 03 Jan 1745, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Nov 1760, Colchester, New London Co. Connecticut.
    7. Roswell RANSOM was born 08 Dec 1751, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Robert RANSOM was born 26 Aug 1743, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 23 Jan 1761, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Luther RANSOM was born 19 Jun 1758, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 25 Jul 1832; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, New York.
    10. Elisha RANSOM was born 24 Dec 1753, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 10 Aug 1836, Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, NY.
    11. Ezekiel RANSOM was born 01 Oct 1763, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Nov 1838, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA; was buried , Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    12. Eleanor RANSOM was born 22 Jun 1750, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Nov 1750, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    13. Jabez RANSOM was born 24 Dec 1746, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 16 Apr 1816, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Chazy Landing Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton, NY.
    14. Sally RANSOM was born 13 Apr 1767, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 21 Aug 1846, Montague, Franklin, MA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert RANSOM was born 15 Sep 1687, Wexford, Washington County, Rhode Island (son of Joshua RANSOM and Mercy GIFFORD); died 23 Jan 1777, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Robert of Colchester undoubtedly led an industrious life and was largely engaged in the acquisition of wealth, though it would probably do him an injustice to say that he did not divide his time impartially between treasures of the heavenly and earthly sort, for his interest manifested in the affairs of the Colchester Society indicates that he did not overlook the spiritual concerns of the good people with whom his fortunes were cast. His daily duties and exemplary life, as commemorated by local and family records, mark him as an interesting character. He and Alice reared a large family, 7 boys and 4 girls, and all them, so far as the history of their careers has been preserved, seem to have achieved success in their varied lives, and their share of honors in public stations.

    Robert died supposed on the old farm near Colchester.

    Robert married Alice NEWTON Bef 1709. Alice (daughter of James NEWTON and Mary HUBBELL) was born 28 Feb 1686, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Alice NEWTON was born 28 Feb 1686, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of James NEWTON and Mary HUBBELL).

    Notes:

    On her father's side, Alice was lineally descended from Richard Smith, the first settler in Narragansett Country, through his daughter Joan, who married Thomas Newton, father of James. It is not improbable that James Newton moved from Fairfield, taking with him his daughter Alice when she was quite young, and at North Kingston, where they settled, she first met Robert, her future husband, and that they became playmates and companions from that time. The date of Alice's death and place of burial are unknown. From the fact, however, that she did not join him in the deeds to his sons, distributing his estate, nor in other conveyances of real estate executed by him for many years previous to his death, it is to be inferred that Robert survived his wife a considerable period. The Newtons had a family burying ground and it is not unlikely that Alice was laid to rest there among her kindred. That Robert, when he passed away was buried by her side, and the graves either left unmarked, or headstones, if erected, have long since crumbled to dust by the wasting touch of time.

    Children:
    1. Joshua RANSOM was born 03 May 1715, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died , Otsego, NY.
    2. James RANSOM was born 13 Mar 1713, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Dec 1797, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Amos RANSOM was born 17 Feb 1727, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Alice RANSOM was born 06 Sep 1719, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Robert RANSOM was born 25 Mar 1717, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died , Canterbury, Windham, CT.
    6. Mary RANSOM was born 30 Aug 1711, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. 2. Newton RANSOM was born 21 Feb 1722, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 31 May 1796, Halifax, Windham, VT; was buried , Old Cenetery,Halifax, Vermont.
    8. John RANSOM was born 13 Nov 1709, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Dec 1797, Kent, Litchfield Co., CT; was buried , Good Hill Cemetery, Kent, Connecticut.
    9. Amy RANSOM was born 02 Aug 1732, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Elizabeth RANSOM was born 01 May 1729, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    11. Peleg RANSOM was born 20 Sep 1724, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Joshua RANSOM was born Abt 1663, Sandwich, Massachusetts (son of Robert RANSOM and Susanna ?); died Aft 1713, Plympton, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1665

    Notes:

    The record of Joshua's life and career is obscure and involved in much uncertainty. It is obvious from a close review of the Plymouth records that he was a man active in affairs, having numerous land deals, indicating that he was a general trade and property man. After his second marriage his relations to his children seem to have been mainly restricted to John, the son, by his wife, Susanna, and gave him the home at Plympton previous to his death. It seems quite likely that Robert and Mary, the children by Mary Gifford, remained in Rhode Island after their mother's death in their uncle's (Yelverton0Gifford) family, where they were reared.[gifford.ged]

    Ancestral File Number: 3GN5-KQ

    Joshua married Mercy GIFFORD 26 Feb 1686, Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.. Mercy (daughter of John GIFFORD and Elishua CROWELL) was born 09 Oct 1669, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; died 25 Oct 1689, North Kingston, Rhode Island; was buried Oct 1689, North Kingston, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mercy GIFFORD was born 09 Oct 1669, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts (daughter of John GIFFORD and Elishua CROWELL); died 25 Oct 1689, North Kingston, Rhode Island; was buried Oct 1689, North Kingston, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Mary

    Notes:

    [gifford.ged]

    Ancestral File Number: 8MKF-7B

    Children:
    1. Mary RANSOM was born Abt 1688, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died 16 Dec 1762, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 4. Robert RANSOM was born 15 Sep 1687, Wexford, Washington County, Rhode Island; died 23 Jan 1777, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 10.  James NEWTON was born 30 Dec 1654, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Thomas NEWTON and Joan SMITH); died 09 Feb 1739, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Freeman: Between 18 Mar 1689 and 1690, Fairfield Town Records, Book B., pg 89
    • Baptism: 30 Dec 1694, Fairfield, CT
    • Residence: 1703, Removed to Kingston, Rhode Island
    • Residence: 1713, Removed to Colchester, CT
    • Residence: May 1713, Deputy (Colchester)
    • Residence: May 1716, Capt., first company, Colchester

    Notes:

    James was the founder of the Colchester, Conn., family.

    Facts:

    Deputy of Colchester:
    May 1713
    May and October 1714
    May 1715
    May and October 1716
    May and October 1717
    May and October 1718
    May and October 1719
    May 1720
    May and October 1721
    May and October 1722
    October 1723

    James married Mary HUBBELL 24 Apr 1681, Fairfield, CT. Mary (daughter of Richard HUBBELL and Elizabeth MEIGS) was born Abt 1661, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1704, Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary HUBBELL was born Abt 1661, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Richard HUBBELL and Elizabeth MEIGS); died Aft 1704, Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. James NEWTON was born 03 Apr 1690, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 04 Aug 1756, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Abigail NEWTON was born 04 Mar 1703, North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died 15 Jan 1778, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. 5. Alice NEWTON was born 28 Feb 1686, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Anne NEWTON was born 13 Apr 1692, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Aug 1769, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Dorothy NEWTON was born 22 Mar 1681, Fairfield, Farifield Co., Connecticut.
    6. Mary NEWTON was born 23 Apr 1699, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 10 Jan 1754, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Old Burying Ground, Colchester, New London, Conn.
    7. Israel NEWTON was born 05 Mar 1694, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 24 May 1745, Flat Point, Louisburg Harbor, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.