Susanna ROSSITER

Female 1697 - Aft 1743  (> 46 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Susanna ROSSITER was born 13 Jun 1697, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut (daughter of Josiah ROSSITER and Sarah S. SHERMAN); died Aft 18 Sep 1743, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Susanna married Rev Jeremiah CHESEBROUGH 16 Oct 1728, First Congregational Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Jeremiah (son of Samuel CHESEBROUGH, Jr. and Marie INGRAHAM) was born 25 Aug 1697, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Nov 1763, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Susannah CHESEBROUGH was born 5 Jul 1732; died 31 May 1768.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah ROSSITER was born 1646, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (son of Bray/Bryan ROSSITER and Elizabeth ALSOP); died 31 Jan 1716, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

    Josiah married Sarah S. SHERMAN Bef 1677, Connecticut, USA. Sarah (daughter of Samuel SHERMAN and Mary Sarah MITCHELL) was born 8 Feb 1654; died 30 Mar 1712/13, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah S. SHERMAN was born 8 Feb 1654 (daughter of Samuel SHERMAN and Mary Sarah MITCHELL); died 30 Mar 1712/13, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Josiah ROSSITER was born 31 May 1680, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 23 Sep 1751, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
    2. Timothy ROSSITER was born 5 Jun 1683, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 7 Feb 1725.
    3. Samuel ROSSITER was born 17 Feb 1686, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 6 Jan 1711.
    4. Nathaniel ROSSITER was born 10 Nov 1689, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 4 Oct 1751.
    5. Patience ROSSITER was born 06 Apr 1692, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 09 Mar 1715/16, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
    6. Mary ROSSITER was born 03 Sep 1694, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 16 Dec 1740, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    7. Theophilus ROSSITER was born 12 Feb 1696, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 9 Apr 1771, North Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
    8. 1. Susanna ROSSITER was born 13 Jun 1697, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died Aft 18 Sep 1743, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    9. Rev Ebenezer ROSSITER was born 4 Feb 1699, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 11 Oct 1762.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Bray/Bryan ROSSITER was born Poss. 1610, England; died 30 Sep 1672, Guilford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Edward of Boston, Mass.
    • Fact: 18 May 1631, Made a Freeman

    Notes:

    Name:
    Son of EDWARD ROSSITER and his wife ? Comb. Edward, a stockholder in the Dorchester company, died at Dorchester in October 1631. Bray's brothers, Nicholas (and his family) and Hugh, returned to England; sisters Jane and Joan remained in New England and married respectively, Thomas Gilbert and Nicholas Hart.

    MILITARY: In April 1640 the Connecticut records show that "Mr Rocester of Wyndsor" was made ensign for the "several bands in the said Townes."

    COURT: Bray Rochester served on the jury at the Connecticut court in July 1640 and was frequently a party in court. In 1643 he sued the widow Hutchinson for L2w40. In 1650 he sued Henry Wolcott over a debt for treatment of his son. He lost a suit for defamation against Nicholas Hoit and withdrew one for slander against Peter Tilton that same year. In September 1652 he was in the Guilford Plantation Court stating that he had agreed to arbitration regarding his suit against Edward Sewers for false imprisonment.

    OCCUPATION: Physician, surveyor, agitator. He was admitted to the practice of medicine at Windsor after "being first tried and approved by Mr. Hooker, Mr. Stone and old Mr. Smith of Wethersfield." At the time of his removal to Guilford in 1651, he is said by historians to have been the only physician in Connecticut colony, but John Winthrop, Jr., was probably already practicing there, too. In March 1662/3 Rossiter performed the first autopsy known in Connecticut on the body of an eight-year-old girl, Elizabeth Kelly, who hd died in a delirium after accusing a neighbor, Goody Ayres of bewitching her. By the time Rossiter got there, the girl had been dead for five days. he was asked to determine whether she died of natural or preternatural causes. Because he had expected the body to be stiff and it was limber, he reported it as a preternatural sign. Seventeenth century medical knowledge of 'rigor mortis' was limited by today's standeards, and Rossiter was evidently unaware that stiffness abates in about 36 hours. The court allowed Dr. Rosseter "Twenty pounds, in reference to opening Kellies child, and his paynes to visit the Dep: Govern', and his paynes in visiting and administering to Mr. Talcot."

    Bray/Bryan married Elizabeth ALSOP Bef 1639. Elizabeth was christened 15 Feb 1613/14, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; died 29 Aug 1669, Guilford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth ALSOP was christened 15 Feb 1613/14, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; died 29 Aug 1669, Guilford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Daughter of Rev. John Alsop of Crewkerne, Somerset. She had four brothers in England, three of whom were ministers She was mentioned in the wills of brothers: john Alsop, B.C., Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, dated 6 September 1647, who left to his brother Josiah half of his books, and "to my Sister Elizabeth and her Children Fifty Pound to bee payed as soone as yow may with Conveniency of which probably she is or y shee bee dead her Children may stand in greate need"; timoth Alsop, Esquire, of St. Mary Somerset, London, dated 25 July 1664, gave "to my sister in New England one hundred and fifty pounds to be paid within a twelve month"; Rev. Josias Alsop of St. Clement's Eastcheap, London, dated 12 August 1666, gave L100 to "M' Elizabeth Rosseter, my sister in New England, or to her children if she be dead" and L50 to"my brother Mr Timothy Alsop's children". It is not known when or how Elizabeth came to New England, although there were a number of families from Crewkerne who came in 1630, and it has been suggested she might have been one of the servants in Edward Rossiter's party.

    Children:
    1. Samuel ROSSITER died 10 Jun 1640, Windsor, Connecticut.
    2. Joannah ROSSITER was born Jul 1642, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Oct 1702, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
    3. John ROSSITER was born 1644, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died Sep 1670, Killingsworth, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
    4. 2. Josiah ROSSITER was born 1646, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 31 Jan 1716, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    5. Timothy ROSSITER died 1647, Windsor, Connecticut.
    6. Abigail ROSSITER died 1648, Windsor, Connecticut.
    7. Esther ROSSITER died 1649, Windsor, Connecticut.
    8. Peter ROSSITER died 1651, Windsor, Connecticut.
    9. Elizabeth ROSSITER died Sep 1651, Windsor, Connecticut.
    10. Susannah ROSSITER was born 18 Nov 1652, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut; died 21 Apr 1710, Woodbury, Connecticut.
    11. Sarah ROSSITER died 10 Aug 1669, Guilford, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Samuel SHERMAN was born 1618, Colchester, England; was christened 12 Jul 1618 (son of Edmund SHERMAN and Grace MAKIN); died 05 Apr 1700, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 12 Jul 1618, dedham, co. Essex, England

    Samuel married Mary Sarah MITCHELL 1640, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Mary was born 1621, South Owram, Halifax, England; was christened 14 Oct 1621, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Sarah MITCHELL was born 1621, South Owram, Halifax, England; was christened 14 Oct 1621, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Matthew Mitchell and Susan Wood Butterfield
    • Baptism: 14 Oct 1621

    Children:
    1. Samuel SHERMAN was born 19 Jun 1641, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Feb 1718, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Theophilus SHERMAN was born 28 Oct 1643, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 1711 and 1712, Wethersfield, Connecticut.
    3. Matthew SHERMAN was born 21 Oct 1645, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1698, Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Edmund SHERMAN was born 04 Dec 1647, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1683, Stratfield, Connecticut.
    5. John SHERMAN was born 08 Feb 1650, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Dec 1730, Woodbury, Connecticut.
    6. 3. Sarah S. SHERMAN was born 8 Feb 1654; died 30 Mar 1712/13, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.
    7. Nathaniel SHERMAN was born 21 Mar 1656, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 19 Apr 1712.
    8. Benjamin SHERMAN was born 29 Mar 1662, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. David SHERMAN was born 15 Apr 1665, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; died 01 Jan 1753, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Edmund SHERMAN was born 1572, Dedham, Essex, England; died Between 29 Oct 1640 and May 1641, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1572, dedham, co. Essex, England

    Notes:

    Name:
    Edmund Sherman and his wife emigrated to new England in 1635. They lived in Watertown, Massachusetts, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, by 1638, and in New Haven by 1640. Edmund is treated in 'Great Migration 1634-1635'.

    Edmund married Grace MAKIN Abt 1598. Grace was born Abt 1578, Dedham, Essex, England; died , Dedham, Essex, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Grace MAKIN was born Abt 1578, Dedham, Essex, England; died , Dedham, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Tobias Makin and Katherine Westbrome

    Children:
    1. Edmund SHERMAN was born 1599, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 23 June or 23 Oct 1599; died Between 11 Apr 1673 and 28 May 1673.
    2. Ann SHERMAN was born 1601; was christened 15 Sep 1601, Dedham, England.
    3. Joan SHERMAN was born 1603, England; was christened 13 Dec 1603, Dedham, England; was buried 21 Nov 1668, Dedham, Essex, England.
    4. Hester SHERMAN was born 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 1 Apr 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; died Between 27 Dec 1665 and 30 Jan 1665/6, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Richard SHERMAN was born 1608, England; was christened 16 Oct 1608, Dedham, Essex, England; died 25 Oct 1647, Dedham, Essex, England; was buried 27 Oct 1647, dedham, co. Essex, England.
    6. Grace SHERMAN was born , England; was christened 18 Jun 1616; died 14 Jun 1691, Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    7. Bezaleel SHERMAN was born 1611; was christened 17 Sep 1611, Dedham, Essex, England.
    8. John SHERMAN was born 26 Dec 1613, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 4 Jan 1613/14, Dedham, Essex, England; died 08 Aug 1685, Watertown, Massachusetts.
    9. 6. Samuel SHERMAN was born 1618, Colchester, England; was christened 12 Jul 1618; died 05 Apr 1700, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Child SHERMAN was born 1620.