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201 "Connecticut Ancestry": William Tuttle and his young family signed on to the list of passengers on the "Planter", Mr. Nicholas Travice (Travis), master, bound from London to the New England in the spring of 1635, leaving Gravesend on 2 April, 1635, bound for Boston.

"William Tuttell, husbandman 26 (abt. 1609)
Elizabeth Tuttell 23 (abt. 1612)
John Tuttell 3 1/2 (abt. 1632)
Ann Tuttell 2 1/4 (abt. 1633)
Thonas Tuttell 3 months (b. 1635)

The overall list of names of passengers on the "Planter" is extremely important in that it contains the names of the other related Tuttle families as well as such other well-known early connecticut settlers as William Wilcockson and William Beardsley, and (Mrs.) Eglin Hanford and her daughters Margaret and Elizabeth Hanford, mother and sisters of the Rev. Thomas Hanford later to become the first pastor of the settlement at Norwalk, Connecticut. This was indeed a handsome passenger list and the potential connections between and among these people is typical of Great Migration settlers who migrated together to New England and were associated in various ways thereafter.

William Tuttle settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts, while his brother Richard went to Boston proper and John went on to Ipswich. During his first year at Charlestown, William Tuttle was given permission to build a windmill there, and his wife joined the Boston Church shortly afterward on 24 July 1636, as did many other Charlestown families.

His incentive for joining with the Davenport - Eaton group in the founding of New Haven is not known. For whatever reason, however, he moved with his family to New Haven sometime between his son David's baptism at Boston on 7 April 1639, and 4 June 1639 when his name appeared as a signer of the Fundamental Agreement of the first planters of New Haven.

"Will Touttle" was listed in a place of importance (5th on the list even though his estate was not among the highest in value) on New Haven's comprehensive grand list of planters and heir properties and tax rates in late 1640. This list tells us that there were 7 persons in William Tuttle's household at that time. Bob Anderson used this fact, couples with the fact that an additional child was baptized on 22 November 1640, to determine one boundary of the time of making this otherwise undated list.

With other colonial interests beginning to contend for rights in the Long Island Sound region, the New Haven Colony demanded an Oath of Fidelity be taken by its residents in the summer of 1644 (and afterward until the Colony was absorbed by Connecticut in 1662). William Tuttle was among 28 planters taking that oath on 5 August 1644.

There are several good printed summaries of William Tuttle's numerous records in New Haven, and they will not need to be repeated here. Of these, the most comprehensive are the Tuttle Genealogy itself, Paul Prindle's Gillespie Ancestry (178-90), Branch of Simon (85-105), and Moore Genealogy (532-47). From these records most researchers have concluded that William Tuttle was held in high regard for his judgment and fairness; that he was regularly assigned prominent seating positions in the church sanctuary, also indicating high regard in the community (and solid support for the church); and that he often held positions of responsibility having to do wit boundaries and personal disputes, but did not seek or fulfill any major elected offices.

He owned a considerable amount of property throughout the greater New Haven area, described in detail in many of the same references just cited. After his death and that of his widow, his homestead property at the corner of College and Chapel Streets in New Haven was sold out of the family by its administrators and in 1717 became the site of the newly organized Yale College, later yale University. "The Tuttle homestead was the only land owned by the college for nearly 30 years. It was the first of a long series of purchases (by the college) extending through a period of more than a century, which finally bought the whole of the College Square into its possession. In these transfers, descendants of Wm. Tuttle, who at one time or another owned a considerable part of the square, appear as grantors, either directly to the college or to intermediate holders."

I have not been able to find a concrete reason why three of the Tuttle children married into families from Stamford Although Stamford was originally part of the New Haven Colony, it was quite well separated by distance, and the towns of Norwalk, Fairfield and Stratford, all part of the Connecticut Colony, lay between Stamford and the nearest New Haven Colony Settlement at Milford. Jonathan married Rebecca Bell who had been born in Stamford, Sarah married John Slason who had been born in Stamford, and many of their brother John's children moved to Norwalk and Stamford as well, so his wife Catherine Lane may have been a Stamford girl. Since William Tuttle's brothers both settled in other parts of New England, it may have been Elizabeth (?) Tuttle William's wife, who was one who had the Stamford associations. Until her identity can be determined, this curious connection with Stamford families will have to remain a mystery.

William and Elizabeth Tuttle had to deal with more than their share of problems in their children's lives. This heavy dose of family difficulty was glossed over and generally not even mentioned by the 1883 Tuttle Genealogy, probably out of a desire to spare many descendants fro embarrassment. Later writers, however, notably Prindle and DeForest, have felt it more appropriate to document these serious problems along with their genealogies, providing readers with a more complete understanding of what we would now call the "family history."

Prindle introduced the subject by discussing a Connecticut State Law that provides for sterilization of individuals who might "produce children with an inherited tendency to crime, insanity, feeble-mindedness, idiocy, or imbecility...", the implication being that William Tuttle's family was somewhat formally considered to be an example of the inheritance of undesirable character traits. Prindle then added (without personal commentary) the observation that William Tuttle also shared blood lines with many highly regarded persons, including the Rev. Timothy Edwards and Sir Winston Churchill, and pointed out that the Tuttle Genealogy had estimated that "at least four hundred, or one in twenty-five (graduates of yale University) are known to be of this lineage or affinity, and so of its professional schools (including two Yale Presidents)."

Writing a generation earlier than Prindle, Donald L. Jacobus had mentioned William Tuttle's family as an example in a chapter titled, "Genealogy and Eugenics." Jacobus presented evidence that so-called "defective" persons could produce offspring that were perfectly responsible and desirable citizens, and that well-meaning attempts at selective breeding among humans(eugenics) could therefore potentially do as much damage as good. He cautioned that, "There may be the risk that in eliminating an undesirable trait, a desirable trait linked with it may also "bred out'", and also offered the comforting thought that "I have concluded fro my own studies that in the long run nature eliminates the most degenerate human strains."

Our immediate interest is in the daughter Sarah, born in 1642 at new Haven. In 1660 (when she was 18 and still unmarried) she was called into New Haven court for "imodest, uncivell, wanton, lascivious manner" in her speech and behavior. Actually, all she was accused of was kissing another man in public (which she denied) and having some fresh words for a newly married couple about what they would do that night (which she did not deny). But she was found guilty and fined 20 shillings, the sentence later reduced by half at the request of her father.

Except for this questionable instance in New Haven, we have no evidence that Sarah Tuttle could have been considered unsociable or otherwise degenerate in any way. She married John Slason of Stamford in November 1663, moved back to Stamford with him and began her own family with four children being born to them by 1672. On 17 November 1676, Sarah's younger brother Benjamin Tuttle, age about 28 years, unmarried and living in the Slason household, went berserk about an hour and a half after dark and brutally murdered his sister with an ax in front of her own hearth and in full view of the Slason children. Benjamin confessed to the crime, was found guilty, and was executed by hanging at New Haven on 13 June 1677. the jury who made the original inquest at Stamford the night of the crime consisted of twelve respected male citizens of Stamford, including (at least) two other ancestors of William Weed: Henry Smith and Daniel Scofield. Writing to his friend the Rev. Increase Mather in April 1677, Stamford's pastor the Rev. John bishop reported, "An horrid murther committed among us, here at Stamford. A brother killing his own dear sister, "a very good woman that loved him dearly",...It was one Benjamin Tuttle...." 
TUTTLE, William (I57905)
202 "Connecticut Ancestry": Young John Holmes died 6 July 1703 when he was helping to raise a new bell for the Stamford meetinghouse into place. When the bell was almost into its final position, the rope that was holding it gave way and the bell crashed to the floor, killing him instantly. His only child Jonathan Holmes, born on 21 May 1703 only 6 weeks before his father's death, was renamed John in his honor. HOLMES, John (I29419)
203 "Crapo, Verna B. Verna B. Crapo Verna B. Crapo, 98, passed away April 16 at Copley Health Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. at the McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home (at 3rd St., one block north of Portage Trail in the Falls). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. AN ANTHONY FUNERAL HOME"
BORLAND, Verna (I79619)
204 "Deanna", Padelford Family History "Descendants of Jonathan Paddleford". Source (S02891)
205 "DeMaranville Genealaogy": Legend says Louis DeMaranville was born in Paris, France, and was a young officer in the army, age 19. One morning while walking in the garden he saw his new step-mother punishing his little sister and becoming enranged pulled out his sward and knocked her bonnet off. To escape a worse punishment he was put on bord a war ship of which Francis Crapo was Captain. This vessel was wrecked off th shor of Cape Cod, and four men and the boy Peter Crapo were saved in a boaat said to have landed at Plymouth, Mass. The boy Peter Crapo about 12 years of age was bound out by his brother the Captain to Francis Coombs of Middleboro, Mass. No date is given of their coming but it was probably before 1700--A rhyme of the men's names I have heard repeated by descendants of the five families, was
Louis Demaranville and Louis Voteau.
Old Peter Juckett and Francis Crapeau.
Peter Crapo buys land in Rochester, Mass. as early as 1703 and was married in 1704. At the time of this marriage Louis DeMaranville is said to make a vow that he would not marry until he could marry a daughter of Peter Crapo, which in 1730 he did, and is said to have had thirteen children, of several of which I find no mention. It is said that while waiting for his future wife to grow up that he cleared up an exceedingly nice farm for those days and built thereon a wall so wide that a yoke of oxen could be driven on top thereof, a portion of this wall is shown today on the old homestead near Braley's Station, in Dartmouth, Mass. It is said also that Louis named his first child Chaumont after the Duke of Chaumont. An old pewter porringer said to belong to Louis is yet shown and is in the hands of a descendant Mrs. Abbie J. Brooks of New Bedford, Mass.
A deed dated 1773 refers to Lois as lately deceased and while we do not know how old he was at his death, yet if our legend is true he must have been more than 100 years old, and it has been claimed 110. The family has been noted for its longevity, also for its musical and inventive abiltity.
It is not known how much truth there is in this legend, but this we do know that the men mentioned in the rhyme and the boy Peter Crapo were all in the town of Rochester and married before 1735 and therefore could not have been of the Arcadians (who were not driven out until after 1740) as has been alleged.
The spelling of the name has differed among many branches and often in the same family I find it DeMaranville, DeMoranville, Demeanvlle, Maranville, Moranvlle, and Ranville, and should be pronounced MeMaranville with each a, as in ran. I have made no attempt to show which each one uses, as I only use first and middle names in the following pages..... 
DEMARANVILLE, Louis (I18254)
206 "DeMaranville Genealogy" by George Leander Randall. Source (S03885)
207 "DeMaranville Genealogy": He probably removed to Grafton, New Hampshire, where census of 1790 gives him a family of 4 children - I donot trace them. John was perhaps in Revolutionary War, as either he or a nephew, or both, have several war services. DEMARANVILLE, John (I18239)
208 "DeMaranville Genealogy": Louis, Jr. d. Cazenovia, New York, age about 110; mar. Dartmouth, 23 Sept., 1759, wid. Deborah Russell. He was a Rev. Soldier and was in several services. Descendants say lost both arms in battle and hooks so arranged that he could hook into his hoe handle and hoe his garden, and do many other things..... DEMARANVILLE, Louis Jr. (I18257)
209 "DeMaranville Genealogy": On gravestone his name is spelled deMaranville. He was in the Rev. War and rendered important aid as a bearer of dispatches. Was at Saratoga, New York, when Burgoyne surrendered and guard over prisoners sent to Boston, Massachusetts. He and wife and 10 children buried Poultney, Vermont.. DEMARANVILLE, Stephen (I18283)
210 "Deming Genealogy": Ebenezer Deming was a hatter by trade, but was also a land-holder both in Wethersfield and Saybrook. His property in the latte town, he deeded to his son Oliver, and at his death he willed his homestead in Wethersfield to his son Moses, "because he has dwelt with me in the same house many years." To his son Joseph he gave land in Newington, and all his children were specifically named in his will, which was dated 15 Mar 1765, and proved 27 May 1765. DEMING, Ebenezer Jr. (I70168)
211 "Deming Genealogy": Rev. David Deming was educated at harvard College, from which institution he graduated in 1700. Soon after his marriage he bought land in Middletown, Conn., and there his son David was born. It does not appear that he took charge of the church in Middletown, although it is said that he preached there. It is probable that he moved back to the vicinity of Boston, after a few years, and may have been the pastor of the church at Needham, for at a meeting of the inhabitants of that town 29 Oct. 1712, it was voted "yt ye Town should give Robert Fuller 12 pence a week for his House Rent a year and Roome in his Barn for to lay hay for to keep the rev. Mr. Deming's Cattell, and that Robart Fuller should provide a convenient studdy for Mr. Deming in casse that Robart Fuller should want his littell roome in ye spring of ye year." He was ordained minister of the church of Medway, Mass., 17 Nov 1715, but resigned his charge 24 Sep 1722. It was here that his son Jonathan was born, of whom nothing further has been found except that in 1725 he is mentioned in his grandfather's will. After leaving Medway Mr. Deming settled in Lyme, Conn. He is said to have been a tall handsome man, and his wife, who was a few years his senior, was quite small but very much of a lady. DEMING, Rev David (I18309)
212 "Deming Genealogy": Aaron Deming moved from Wethersfield, Conn. to Williamstown, Mass., in may 1769, and there, with his father and brother Titus bought 200 acres of land at $1.88 an acre. While they were clearing this land they all lived together in a temporary log house, but soon were able to build a larger house, where the father Joseph lived and died, and which was afterwards occupied by Aaron, who inherited by his father's will, the northern part of the farm. It appears that Aaron was unmarried when he came to Williamstown, and returned to Newington for his wife. He served in the revolution as a private in Capt. Samuel Clark's co. Col Benj. Simond's reg., enlisted 14 Aug 1777, discharged 21 Aug 1777, having in the meantime take part in the battle 16 Aug. at Wallumsick near Bennington, Vt. Late in the war he was one of a party to convoy provisions to the army. In his old age his sons Salmon and Joseph managed his farm for him. DEMING, Aaron (I70220)
213 "Deming Genealogy": Aaron Deming was reared on his father's farm in Williamstown, Mass., and received a good, common school education. Before he reached his majority, he purchased for one hundred dollars a release from his obligations as a minor, and emigrated to the wilderness of Niagara Co., NY, near the present city of Lockport, where in partnership with Arthur Poole he bought and cleared a quarter section of land. In 1825 he met in West Groton, Cayuga Co., his future wife, who had come to the vicinity to teach school. They were married the same year, and in 1830 sold their home and moved to Barrington, Yates Co., NY, where Mr. Deming bought 250 acres, and continued his life of a farmer for many years, until failing health, and misfortunes compelled him to sell his property, and retire from active life.

He was a man of many virtues, and conversant with the affairs of his day, being a constant reader, and interested in all that related to politics. He held frequent positions of trust with which his fellow townsmen honored him, and was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
DEMING, Aaron (I70237)
214 "Deming Genealogy": According to Savage, John Deming Jr., was born in 1638, but the authority for this statement is not given. Hinman says that he was born in 1632, and if this earlier date is correct, he must have been born before his father moved to Wethersfield. To distinguish him from his father upon the early records of the town, he is called "Sergeant John Deming," this title indicating that he may have taken part in the Indian wars of the period. In 1662 he became one of the selectmen of the town, and was Representative from Wethersfield to the General Court from 1669 to 1672. In 1694, he and his wife appear among the members of the church at Wethersfield. His son John probably remained with his father on the home farm, while the other sons scattered, and their records are only partly found. Joseph probably moved to Woodstock, Hezekiah went to Farmington, and Jacob to hartford, while Jonathan lived in the vicinity of Wethersfield. Of Samuel no trace can be found, and it is supposed that he either died young, or moved to a distance. The fate of his daughters, Mary and Sarah has not been discovered. Fe 16, 1712, shortly after his death, his sons John, Joseph, Jonathan, and Hezekiah deed to each other, lands and other property possessed by each of them at the death of "our natural father Mr. John Deming." This indicates that Jacob and Samuel were not living at that time.

According to one authority Sergt. John Deming was a "packer" in 1692. As he inherited his father's tools a few years later, it is possible that this was also his father's trade. His brother David, to whom his father first bequeathed his tools, (and later withdrew the gift) is described as a "knacker," which is defined as a maker of small work, or a rope-maker. Perhaps both John and David followed the trade of their father, and the copyist has mistaken the word "knacker" for "packer."  
DEMING, John Jr. (I70176)
215 "Deming Genealogy": David Deming left Williamstown, Mass., in 1810, and traveled on foot across New York State, and finally settled in West Henrietta, NY., from whence he moved to Lockport, NY, about 1835. He and his wife Sally were members of the church in Henrietta, and it appears that not only David but also his father Titus was in Henrietta as early as 1816. DEMING, David (I70224)
216 "Deming Genealogy": David Deming remained in Wethersfield, probably as late as 1690, in which year he received a tract of land there, from his father. In 1699 he appears in Cambridge, Mass., where he is called a "fence viewer," and in 1700 he was "tythingman". He owned the Brattle estate extending from Brattle Square to Ash Street. Before November, 1707, he removed to Boston; at which date he sold the westerly portion of this estate to Andrew Belcher and easterly portion, including the house, to Rev. Wm. Brattle. In the conveyance he is called "Knacker," which has been defined as "a maker of small work; a rope-maker."

In his will dated 23 Apr. 1725, "being sick and weak," he discharges his son David of a debt of one hundred pounds more or less which he had bestowed upon him "at sundry times for his education at Collidge and since." To the three children of David, namely; David, Mercy, and Jonathan, he leaves a bequest in money. To his daughter Martha, wife of Henry Howell he leaves "one hundred pounds and household stuff and moveables." To his grandson Joseph Deming, son of Hannah Deming widow, he leaves "all that my dwelling house which I now dwell in, fronting to Newbury Street, with all the yard garden and premises thereunto belonging." In case of Joseph's death before he comes to the age of 21, then his brother John Deming is to have the property. to his son-in-law Henry Howell (blacksmith) he left the remainder of his estate. The inventory names "15 Seal-skins; 17 sheep-skins; and leather and tools." It also includes "Benjamin Deming's time valued at 24 pounds, and the Indian boy valued at 70 pounds." 
DEMING, David (I18310)
217 "Deming Genealogy": Deacon John Deming was one of the founders of the Newington Church Society, and was for many years one of its active supporters. In the records of the parish he frequently appears in positions of trust, and one of its first deacons.  DEMING, John (I70169)
218 "Deming Genealogy": Francis Deming did not follow his father and brothers in their emigration to Massachusetts, but spent his life on his farm in Newington. In the church of that parish, he was an active member, and frequently held positions of trust. He appears to have seen service in the French War, in 1758, from May 4th to Nov 8th.  DEMING, Francis (I70207)
219 "Deming Genealogy": Jacob Deming settled in Hartford, where the birth of his first child is recorded upon the town records. At the may session of the General Court at Hartford in 1698, he was granted a sum of money as compensation for personal damage, as appears from the following record: "Jacob Demmon having been wounded in the countrey service in firing the great gunes in Hartford (by order from the Govern'r and council when peace was proclaimed) whereby he susteined great losse and dammage, this court orders that he shall receive out of the countrey treasurye the sume of ten pounds cash, to be paid to him by the treasurer." At the October session of the same year "the court gives to Jacob Demmon five pounds more than was formerly given him in consideration of his wounding and dammage in firing the great gune which brake in firing." He evidently recovered from his injuries, for he had two sons born afterwards, but he disappears entirely from the Hartford records after the year 1703, and it is probable that he moved away or died about that time. His wife Elizabeth was living in 1718, and was probably a widow at that time, for the will of her father, Richard Edwards, dated 14 Apr 1718 bequeaths ten pounds to each of his daughters, with the special provision that Elizabeth is to receive her portion at once, as she may need it for her maintenance. According to some authorities, she married second a Mr. Hinckly, of Kingston, RI. It has been very difficult to trace the fate of the children of Jacob Deming. His eldest son Jacob, does not appear upon any records thus far examined, with the exception of the entry of his birth upon the town records of Hartford. His son Lemuel was a hatter, and married Susanna, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Bunce, who was born in 1704. Lemuel died 10 Dec 1724, leaving a "wife and child," as appears from his nuncupative will, in which he also refers to his mother and his friend, Timothy Phelps, to each of whom he left a small sum of money. In the inventory of his estate are "200 rackoons skinnes, 31 gallons rum, 51 pounds wool, 2 doz and 3 blocks a stone bason, tools, etc." A Timothy Deming of Hartford deeds land upon the east side of the river between the years 1740 and 1762, and it is supposed that he was the son of Jacob of hartford. While proof of this is lacking, there is evidence to support the theory, and the line is so continued. Contemporary with this family, there was living in the eastern part of East hartford a branch of the Damon family, whose names appear upon the records of East hartford and adjoining towns as Demmon, and sometimes as Deming. to add to the confusion, one of these men was named Timothy Damon (or Deming, as it often appears.) His brother, David Damon, appears upon the East hartford records as David Deming, who died 1 Apr 1825, aged 81 yrs. The same record shows the following marriages: Ruth Deming to Ebenezer Hills in 1775, Phebe Deming to Russell Hills in 1783, and Prudence Deming to Samuel (or Solomon) Brewer in 1797. These persons may have been descendants of Jacob Deming, of Hartford, and it is equally possible that they were descendants of the Damon family. DEMING, Jacob (I18319)
220 "Deming Genealogy": Jacob Deming was a large land-owner in Wethersfield, as appears by the frequent transfers, in his name, upon the land records. His first two children were born in Wethersfield, and the others in Farmington. Jan. 17, 1716/17, he was given the "second set in the square body" of Farmington Church. From 1741 to 1747 he is referred to as living near the Farmington line, and is called a resident of Kensington. In December 1730, he is a member of the "Prudential Committee" of KensingtonChurch. The land records show that he had property in Rocky Hill and Newington. According to Hinman he lived in Berlin and New Britain, and it is certain that his first wife is buried in the latter town. His second wife left a considerable estate, including negro slaves, which went by bequest to her children by her first husband, Timothy Jerome. She was a member of the church in Bristol, and was buried there in "Old South Burying Ground." DEMING, Jacob Sr. (I18320)
221 "Deming Genealogy": John Deming, the immigrant ancestor of most of the persons bearing his family name, was one of the early settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he recorded his homestead in 1641, as a house, a barn, and five acres of land, bounded by High Street, west, the Great Meadow, east, Thomas Standish's homestead, north, and Richard Crabbe's homestead, south. The dates of his birth, marriage and death, have never been discovered. His wife was HONOR TREAT, daughter of Richard Treat, whose second wife Alice Gaylord, was her mother. It has not been proven that Honor was his first and only wife, nor that she was the mother of all of his children, although it is probable. In his will of 13 Feb 1668, Richard Treat makes the following bequest: "Item: My debts being paid, I give to my loving sons John Demon, and Robert Webster, equally, all the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever, except Mr. Perkins book, which I give to my son John Demon, and my great bible to my daughter Honor Demon. And that money in my cousin Samuel Wells, his hand, unto my cousin David Deming, son of John Demon senior." This obscure clause seems to indicate that there was a John Demon senior, as well as John Demon the son-in-law, and suggests the possibility that the father of John Deming of Wethersfield was also names John. This is stated as a fact by Hinman, without giving authority, and the theory is further supported by the statements of the compiler of the Wells Genealogy, and other genealogists. Treat refers to David Deming as his cousin, and indicates the same relationship with Samuel Wells, who is presumably the son of Gov. Thomas Welles, who married Elizabeth Deming, said to have been a sister of John Deming. It would thus appear that the Treats, Welles, and Demings were connected in some way, perhaps before their removal to America. This is the only clue to the parentage of John Deming, and may ultimately lead to its final discovery.

It has been stated by some genealogists that John Deming was among the very first settlers of Wethersfield in 1635, and such is probably the case, but the proof is lacking. His first appearance upon the public records of the colony, after recording his homestead, was in 1642, March 2nd, when he was one of the jury of the "particular court." In 1645, Dec. 1st, he appears among the deputies as Jo. Demon, and in 1656 as John Dement, when as a deputy, he is appointed one of a committee, "to give the best safe advice they can to the Indians." In 1657, May 21st, he appears as a deputy to the General Court, as John Deming, and the following year as John Dement. He was a deputy at various courts until 1667, under various names, the name Deming prevailing at the last. He was also a litigant in several lawsuits. He is one of those named in the famous charter of Connecticut, in which King Charles granted to them and to those who should afterwards become associated with them, the lands of connecticut, "in free and common socage," and established a colonial government with unusual privileges.

Across the river from Wethersfield, and within its boundaries, lay the "Naubuc Farms," afterwards incorporated into the town of Glastonbury. Here among the first to obtain a lot, was John Deming in the year 1640, his name appearing as John Demion. It is not at all likely that he ever lived here, for he had a house in Wethersfield the following year, and he sold the land on the east side of the river to Samuel Wyllis before 1668. he also owned land in Eastbury, for which he was taxed in 1673. In 1669 he is listed among the freemen of Wethersfield, as John Deming Senior, together with John Deming Junior, and Jonathan Deming. He bought considerable land in Wethersfield at various times, some of which he gave to his sons before he died. The actual date of his death has never been discovered. He signed a codicil to his will Feb. 3, 1692, and this is the last recorded act of his life. When the public lands were allotted to the inhabitants in 1695, he did not draw a portion. It is probable that he died soon after 1692, although his will was not pored until 21 Nov. 1705, and Savage, and other genealogists have assumed that he lived until that year.

No public record has been found of the births of the children of John Deming, but their names, as far as known, have been taken from his will, which is preserved in the Probate Court of Hartford........

This old will is the one glimpse we have of the character of John Deming. It reveals a spirit of piety, of love for his family and his friends, and the companionship of some of the best men in the colony. It shows that he was a man of substance, well supplied with lands, and cattle; that he was equipped to work at some trade, which o doubt proved of service in the little colony when they first settled so far fro the older towns on the coast. We would like to know what that trade was, but the records are silent on that point. under the first will, David was to have the tools of the shop, and David, we know, was a rope-maker; but under the codicil to the will, these tools went to john Deming Junior, and whether he continued in his father's trade or not, we are not informed. At the time this will was written, John Deming must have been over seventy years old, and we may picture him in his last days among his children, and grandchildren, reading from his old Geneva bible, or talking with his old friends and neighbors of the trials and hardships of the early days of the settlement. As his wife is not mentioned in his will, it is probable that she died first. The church records of Wethersfield show among the members in 1694 "Jon. Deming Jr's. widow." It is hard to tell to whom this refers, unless to the widow of John Deming the first settler, but it is more probable that some other person is meant. Eunice Standish and her sister Sarah mentioned in the will as cousins, were daughters of Thos. Standish, whose land adjoined Deming's. The connection of this family with Capt Miles Standish of the Plymouth colony, has not been discovered. It would be interesting to learn how close was the relationship between the Deming and Standish families.

That John Deming was a prominent man in the affairs of the Connecticut colony, cannot be doubted, and his apparent association by kinship and friendship with those whom we look upon as among the founders of new England, indicates that he was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, and possessed of some education. It is to be hoped that future investigation may bring to light more information than we now have regarding his life in America, and the history of his birth and ancestry in his mother country.

Trumbull speaks of John Deming as one of the fathers of Connecticut, and Hinman says of him, that in 1654 he held the office of constable of Wethersfield, an office which proved that he was in the full confidence of the Governor. His name frequently appears upon the records of the colony with the prefix "Mr.," a courtesy paid only to men of some prominence. The same authority states that he was a representative at fifty sessions of the General Court, while in Hollister's roll of deputies, he is credited with nineteen sessions. It is certain that he bore his full share in the upbuilding of the colony, serving his country as the opportunity presented itself, and setting an example of good citizenship, which has born fruit in the loyalty and patriotism of many of his descendants during many generations. 
DEMING, John (I70178)
222 "Deming Genealogy": Jonathan Deming appears frequently upon the land records of Wethersfield, but aside from transfers of land, little is to be found which throws any light upon his life. The date of his death has not been found, nor any record of the distribution of his estate, but on Apr 3, 1726, his widow Martha joins with his son Isaac in a deed of land inherited from him. Nov 11, 1719 he divided by deed to his sons, some of his property, including his home-lot went to Isaac and Gideon. This would indicate that he died soon after and no later transfer appears to have been made by him. His wife was admitted to the Church in Wethersfield 28 Aug 1696, but the date of her death has not been discovered. the names of his children are from the Wethersfield records, with the exception of Grace, whose name is included in the list prepared by Talcott. There has been found no proof of the marriages of his daughters, but it is probable that his daughter Anna married 20 Mar 1712 nathaniel Wright of Wethersfield His daughter martha may have been that one who married 13 mar 1757, Joshua Stoddard and died 22 Sep 1771... DEMING, Jonathan (I18321)
223 "Deming Genealogy": Joseph Deming was a farmer of Wethersfield until 1769, when he bought land in Berkshire Co., Mass., and soon afterwards removed to the new settlement at Williamstown, together with his sons, Aaron and Titus. It is probable that his wife survived him, as she is mentioned in his will of 9 apr 1782. the father and his sons were diligent and thrifty, and acquired land from time to time, which was retained by their descendants for three generations. The old house, built by the father soon after he came to Williamstown, was standing until 1876, when it was destroyed by fire. At a point where the farm adjoins Hancock brook there was a small mill privilege, which was utilized by the family for manufacturing purposes for many years. DEMING, Joseph (I70193)
224 "Deming Genealogy": Josiah Deming was a man of weight and prominence in the affairs of the parish of Newington, and was their agent to intercede with the General Assembly in 1748 for compensation for the loss of their minister, Rev. Simon Backus. He was a member of the class of 1709 Yale College, was a student of theology, and preached, but was never ordained. In his will of 30 Jul 1761, he names all of his children except Zebulon, who may have been that Zebulon who settled in Canaan, and of whom no further record has been found beyond a few land transfers in Canaan as late as 1744. The parentage of his second wife has not been discovered. She survived her husband and had a dower interest in his estate as late as 1786.  DEMING, Josiah (I70173)
225 "Deming Genealogy": Lieut. Ephraim Deming settled in the western part of Wethersfield, and was early identified with the church at Newington, being frequently appointed on important committees. On 13 Oct 1726 he was appointed Lieutenant of the train-band of Newington, by the Conn. Gen. Assembly. he left a considerable estate, which was distributed among his children, all of whom are mentioned in his will. DEMING, Ephraim (I18313)
226 "Deming Genealogy": Martin Deming was an unsuccessful man, and seems to have been discouraged by misfortune. The latter part of his life was spent in the home of his daughter Mrs. Jane Gardner, Northville, Mich., where he died, and was buried. His early life was spent in farming, but later he became a commercial traveller. DEMING, Martin (I70231)
227 "Deming Genealogy": Moses Deming was a resident of Wethersfield all of his life. In the distribution of his estate appear the names of all of his children and the names of the husbands of his daughters. He left a negro slave, "Asher," who with his bed and chest was valued at ten dollars, and was to go to the widow and after her death to his only son Moses. DEMING, Moses (I70197)
228 "Deming Genealogy": Moses Deming with his wife moved from Williamstown to Michigan, and for many years his relatives heard nothing from him. It was finally learned that he had joined the Mormons, and emigrated with them to Utah. It is said that he had a daughter by his first wife, who died young, and that his wife soon followed her. Whether or not his affiliation with the Mormons occurred before her death, is not known. After diligent inquiries in Salt Lake City, the following facts have been learned: Moses Deming did not come to Utah with the first colony of Mormons,but was a member of the band called the "Seventies," which left Nauvoo, Ill., in 1848. He acquired some prominence in the Mormon church of "Latter Day Saints", and possessed considerable property, owning at his death about twelve acres in the city limits. He had three wives, including the one he married in Massachusetts who may have did before he married his second wife. B his first wife he had one child, and by the second wife three children, all of whom are dead. By his third wife, who is still living in Salt Lake City, he had six children, three of whom are living; Granville and Frank in Coalville, Utah, and Miles in Salt Lake City. His second wife was Maria Kitter, but his third wife, who came from England, refuses to give her family name. DEMING, Moses (I70238)
229 "Deming Genealogy": Oliver Deming inherited land in Saybrook from his father, but seems to have spend his days in Wethersfield. He left a small estate, of which a double share was to go to his son Lemuel, but the latter admits an indebtedness of 150 pounds to his father, and offers to pay out of his share the funeral expenses, etc., if there is not enough left for that purpose. His wife Lucy probably died in 1801, as her estate of about 100 pounds was administered in Wethersfield by her son-in-law Mood, of Granville, Mass., which place is also called her home at the time of her death. DEMING, Oliver (I70194)
230 "Deming Genealogy": the birth-date of Ebenezer Deming has never been discovered. It is supposed that he was the youngest son of John Deming, and that he was born about 1659. In 1698 he received a deed of land in Wethersfield from his brother David Deming of Cambridge, and inherited from his father other land in the vicinity. In the record of his marriage the family name of his wife is obliterated, and it has not been discovered from any other source. In the distribution of his estate, his widow and all of his children including his two sons-in-law Talcott and Wright, are named. DEMING, Ebenezer (I70164)
231 "Deming Genealogy": the birth-date of Jonathan Deming is determined by the record of his death, which states that he "died suddenly, aged about 61 as he supposed." There is some doubt as to the identity of his first wife, but it is supposed that she was the daughter of George Graves. She died in child-bed, at the birth of her daughter Comfort. At the time of his second marriage he was said to be 34 years old, and his wife 20. the date of her death is given in the probate of her will, although other authorities differ. In his will dated 27 Mar 1696, proved 9 Mar 1699-1700, he names his wife Elizabeth, and his sons Jonathan, Thomas, Charles, jacob and Benjamin, giving to the latter the property inherited from Josiah Gilbert, his wife's father. He also names his daughters Sarah Ryley, Comfort, Elusia, Elizabeth, mary, and Ann, and a son-in-law John Williams, who was perhaps the first husband of his daughter Elusia. DEMING, Jonathan (I70159)
232 "Deming Genealogy": The identity of this man as son of Sergeant John Deming of Wethersfield, has not been fully established. His gravestone states that at his death in 1742, he was "about 78". This would make his birth-year in 1664, three years later than the recorded birth of Joseph of Wethersfield, a discrepancy which might easily occur. He was a grantor in Woodstock as early as 1697, and in 1728 "being advanced in years," he deeds his property to his son Joseph, :conditional upon the support of myself, and wife Mar." According to Hinman, he had a house-lot in Woodstock in 1688, and was a carpenter by occupation. There is every reason to believe that he was son of Sergeant John Deming, for the records of Wethersfield fail to show any other fate of Joseph, the son of Sergeant John, who was born 1 June 1661, and no other person of the name Joseph Deming, has been found to correspond to the record of this man. His wife's father came to America from Wales. Of the fate of his son Joseph nothing further has been found. He was living in Woodstock in 1728. A Joseph Deming married in Woodstock 13 Jan. 1774 Prudence Griffin, but the connection with this family is not discovered. DEMING, Joseph (I70162)
233 "Deming Genealogy": Timothy Deming appears to have lived most of his life in Wethersfield, although he is frequently mentioned upon the land records as a resident of Glastonbury. He is probably that Timothy Deming who was in the French war in 1758 in Capt. Gaylord's company of the 1st regiment....His will, dated 11 Oct 1785 names his sons Eliakim, Abel, Eli and Daniel, his daughter mary, the wife of Nathan Baldwin, and his daughter Charity, wife of Abijah Tryon, who, having married against his will, is to receive her share only in the event that she survive her husband. This same Charity appears upon the church records as having "gone to the Baptists." In 1779 he deeded to his son Abel a part of his hone-lot, together with the house thereon which Abel had built. His son Eliakim does not appear on the records except as one of the heirs of his father's estate in 1789, and it is said that he moved to the West at an early date, and all further traces of him has been lost. His son David does not appear in his father's will, and probably died first. His fate has not been discovered. DEMING, Timothy (I70196)
234 "Deming Genealogy": Titus Deming was only nine years old when his father took him to Massachusetts, but as soon as he was able to do so, he helped in clearing and working the farm which had become the new home of the family. In later years he took care of the southern half of the farm, and this passed into his possession at the death of his father. He was a private in Capt. Samuel Clark's Co. Col John Brown's Reg. from 30 June to 21 July 1777, being in the expedition which marched to Ft. Ann. About 1816 he moved to Henrietta, NY, where he lived until his death. DEMING, Titus (I70211)
235 "Derby Genealogy": Thomas Daby was a Narragansett soldier under Capt. Joseph Sill in King Philip's War, 1676....Was elected in 1706, a deacon of the Stow Church, which was organized in 1706. DABY, Thomas (I15079)
236 "Descendants of Andreas Getz" by Marianna L. Zuelsdorf, Source Medium: Book
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237 "Descendants of Angelo Zambon" by Kate Johnson. Source (S00015)
238 "Descendants of Benjamin Burr (Burre)" by Jennifer Siders. Source (S00016)
239 "Descendants of Benjamin Willis" emailed by Richard Predmore 8-21-1999, Source Medium: Book
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240 "Descendants of Daniel Tryon (c1739-1800)" by Pam Woodwaugh dtd 6/2/08. Source (S00018)
241 "Descendants of David Selleck" by Roger Pruitt, Source Medium: Book
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242 "Descendants of Elder John Strong Vol. 1, History at Large of His Descendants. Source (S04058)
243 "Descendants of Eleazer Slosson" by Netscape Web Sites, Source Medium: Book
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244 "Descendants of Francis Brown" on USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book
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245 "Descendants of Francis Holmes " at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book
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246 "Descendants of Frank Wahle" by Sue Bowman. Source (S00023)
247 "Descendants of George Rowles" by Ann Moloney Lamb. Source (S00024)
248 "Descendants of George Rowles":

General notes: named for 1/2 uncle John William Theisen who was a wagonmaker in Wausau in the 1880's. Wausau Record- Herald, Sat Oct 30, 1909: "Miss Bertha Shroeder was married to William Theisen last evening at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Joseph Hoppe, 408 Canal St. Mrs. Hoppe and Miss Ella LaMere(?) were the witnesses. Justice Larner performed the ceremony."

OBITUARY: Wausau Daily record-Herald/Merrill Daily Herald, may 27 1971: "William J. Theisen, 83, 201 Seymour St., Wausau, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at a Wausau hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Peterson funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, both in wausau. the Rev. William Nikolai will officiate, and burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wausau. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday, where a parish rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Mr. Theisen was born Aug. 18, 1887, in Marshfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Theisen. He was married to Bertha Schroeder, who died May 17, 1945. He had lived in Wausau for 67 years and was a retired superintendent at Crestling.

Survivors include two sons, Russell, 210 Seymour St., Wausau and Eugene, Corry, PA; two daughters Mrs. Irene Llliquest, Austin, MN, and Mrs. Gerry Reeves, St. Paul, MN; a sister, Miss Olive Theisen, 201 Seymour St., Wausau; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 
THEISEN, William John (I56610)
249 "Descendants of George Slawson" by US GenWeb shows a birth date of December 1762 and that she died unmarried. SLOSSON, Eunice (I52687)
250 "Descendants of George Slawson" Fairfield Co., Connecticut by Rootsweb, Source Medium: Book
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