Stephen AMBLER

Male 1698 - 1779  (81 years)


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  • Name Stephen AMBLER  [2, 3, 4
    • On 6 Oct. 1747, Sergeant Stephen Ambler was appointed guardian of Silvenus Hoyt, nephew of his wife and son of Jagger Hoyt, deceased. From that date until 1769 when he became Deacon of the First Church, Stephen Ambler is referred to frequently as "Sergeant Ambler." He and his wife are on earliest list of members of the First Church, Dec., 1746, when they were in "good standing."

      He entered his ear mark for animals at Stamford, 1 may, 1719, His name appears frequently in town land records as grantee and grantor. His high standing in Stamford is shown by frequency of his name as guardian, executor, administrator, taker of inventories, and witness to wills and deeds. Probably he spent much of his life in Northfields (northern section of Stamford City), and on Davenport Ridge, He had large land holdings throughout the town.

      Stephen Ambler was a selectman in 1754 serving two years.

      The will of Stephen Ambler dated Stamford, 12 Sept., 1770, he "being in advanced years," was probated 25 Nov., 1783, Joshua Ambler and Ebenezer Weed having been named administrators. The will provided for wife Mercy and divided residue into fourteen equal parts. Sons Joshua, Joseph, John and David each to receive three parts, daughter Deborah Davenport, one part, and the children of deceased daughter Hannah Davenport, one part. It named "beloved friend Abraham Davenport" sole executor. (Abraham Davenport was the most important man in the Stamford of his day.) Inventory of personal estate totaled L735, much of it in notes given by sons Joshua and John...

      Stephen Ambler probably was buried in the Stamford Congregational Cemetery long since destroyed.

      It is of interest to note that Stephen Ambler lived to see three namesakes serve in the army, two of whom, a son and a grandson, died in the service, while the third, a grand nephew, served five and a half years with Washington. [1]
    Born 22 Jun 1698  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 1779  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I02128  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2015 

    Father John AMBLER,   b. 18 Feb 1667/68, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1711, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha WILDMAN,   b. Abt 1672,   d. Bef 11 Dec 1735  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1695  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F06433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah HOYT,   b. 09 Aug 1698, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1768, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1721  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Pastor Capt. Joseph Bishop, J.P. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Joshua AMBLER,   b. 09 Sep 1723, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1790 and 1793, Pound Ridge ( now Stamford), Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     2. Deborah AMBLER,   b. May 1725, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1725, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Deborah AMBLER,   b. 28 Sep 1726, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. Joseph AMBLER,   b. 4 Oct 1727, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1799, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     5. John AMBLER,   b. 24 Mar 1728/9, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1730, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     6. Hannah AMBLER,   b. 17 Jul 1731, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1769, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
    +7. John AMBLER,   b. 23 Nov 1732, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1802, Spencertown, Columbia Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     8. Stephen AMBLER,   b. 8 Nov 1736, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1756  (Age 19 years)  [Birth]
     9. David AMBLER,   b. 28 Apr 1738, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1808  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F09366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S03472] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1933 Vol. 64 No. 2 April.

    2. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.

    3. [S00051] "Descendants of Simon Hoyt" at Rootsweb - Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    4. [S00001] "A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families", David W. Hoyt, (Name: Name: Providence: Printed for the Author by the Providence Press Co. Boston: Henry Hoyt - 1871;;).

    5. [S03428] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stamford.

    6. [S03473] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1933 Vol. 64 No. 1 January.

    7. [S00041] "Descendants of Richard Ambler" at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut.