Lieut. John ELLSWORTH

Male 1671 - 1720  (49 years)


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  • Name John ELLSWORTH  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Title Lieut. 
    Born 07 Oct 1671  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1720  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Our Ellsworth Ancestors":
      Family tradition indicates that John built the house later known as the "ELLSWORTH HOMESTEAD", referred to previously. John was a prominent citizen, serving first as hay warden, member of numerous local committees and constable. One important assignment was as one of a committee to determine the state boundary between Enfield, Massachusetts and Windsor, Connecticut. John was one of the largest landowners in Windsor. A portion of his holdings was inherited from his father.
      Tradition tells us that John and his sons, John and Daniel, were developing land in Ellington. They would go to their new holdings on Monday morning with their oxen and cart, spend the week clearing the land, and return to their home in Windsor on Saturday. One Saturday afternoon John asked his sons to gather some turnips and place them in the cart while he went to the marsh to fell a tree. The boys, having completed their assignment, waited for the return of their father. After some time they went to look for him and found the tree had fallen on him and he was dead. The boys placed the body upon the stone boat, taking it to a shanty which had been built as a temporary shelter. There one boy remained with the body all night while the other boy went to Windsor for aid. A stone marks the place with the inscription:
      "Lieutenant JOHN ELLSWORTH was killed here by the fall of a tree, 26 October 1720, age 47 years and 15 days."
    Person ID I20977  Main Tree

    Father Josiah ELLSWORTH,   b. 1629,   d. 20 Aug 1689, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth HOLCOMBE,   b. 1634, Prob. Dorchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1712, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 16 Nov 1654  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F12906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther WHITE,   b. 1671,   d. 07 Sep 1766  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 07 Dec 1696  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Annie ELLSWORTH,   b. 27 Apr 1705, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Daniel ELLSWORTH,   b. Between 20 Mar 1699 and 1700, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1782  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Esther ELLSWORTH,   b. Between 09 Mar 1701 and 1702, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Hannah ELLSWORTH  [Natural]
     5. Martha ELLSWORTH,   b. Between 27 Feb 1708 and 1709, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. John ELLSWORTH,   b. 07 Nov 1697, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1784  (Age 86 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F04942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02470] Import file R. Dietz on October 4, 2000.

    2. [S02364] Genealogies of Hadley Families, Lucius M. Boltwood.

    3. [S02352] Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, James Savage, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc;;).

    4. [S00070] "Our Ellsworth Ancestors", German E. Ellsworth and Mary Smith Ellsworth & John Orval Ellsworth, Ph.D., (Name: Name: The First Handcart Company 1856;;).

    5. [S03434] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Windsor.

    6. [S00096] "Thomas Holcombe of Connecticut", James Hallowell Holcombe Jr.

    7. [S03320] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 2, James Savage.