Jacob DEMING

Male 1670 - 1712  (41 years)


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  • Name Jacob DEMING  [2, 3
    • "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. [1]
    Born 26 Aug 1670  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of John Deming and Mary Mygatt Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 1712  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18319  Main Tree
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2018 

    Father John DEMING, Jr.,   b. 9 Sep 1638, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1712, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
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    Mother Mary MYGATT,   b. Abt 1637 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Sep 1657  [3
    Married 12 Dec 1657  [1
    Family ID F28376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth EDWARDS,   b. 1675 
    Married 14 Mar 1695  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F06688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S5035] "Genealogy of the Descendants of John Deming of Wethersfield, Connecticut: With Historical Notes", Judson Keith Deming.

    2. [S01670] Amos Richardson of Boston and Stonington by Rosell L. Richardson.

    3. [S9777] Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Nathaniel Goodwin, (New England Historic Genealogical Society).

    4. [S03431] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Wethersfield.

    5. [S01813] Ancestry.com: One World Tree.

    6. [S03414] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Hartford.