Daniel SILLIMAN

Male - Bef 1655


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  • Name Daniel SILLIMAN  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Jun 1655  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield": This surname was originally Sillivant, and traditionally Dutch. The first of the name in Connecticut was a Daniel Sillivant who m. (1) before 1652, Abigail Cole, dau. of James of Hartford. She soon died, and he m. (2) at new Haven, 17 Oct. 1654, Elizabeth Lamberton, da. of Capt. George. He d. in Virginia leaving a will proved June 1655, giving property to widow. She, in Oct. 1655, conveyed to john Cole the house and land given to her husband and his former wife Abigail by the latter's father in his will. She m. (2) 9 Mar. 1656/7, William Trowbridge of New Haven. It may be queried whether pershaps this Daniel had been married previously in Virginia, where early in the next century a Silliman family was located.
      Daniel of Fairfield, perhaps related to the earliest Daniel, m. (by marriage contract July 1661) Peaceable, widow of John Eggleden.
      Reocrd 4 Mar 1663/4: Daniel Silliman had m. the widow of John Eggleden; her son was apprenticed to Joseph Middlebrook.
      Married (2) Hannica (also called hannah), widow of Henry Hendricks.
      Inv. of Daniel, Sr., 2 Jan. 1690/1; widow Hannica (marriage contract referred to); adm'n granted to daniel and Robert. Heirs named: Daniel, Thomas, Robert.
      Daniel Silliman was involved in the Benfield case, 1666, and the testimony contains considerable information about him. Gold wrote of him that he had small property, did little labor, and traded with the Indians. George Squire, Jr., testified that, it having been reported that a fleet of Dutch and french was coming to New England, Silliman said he "hoped he should get his foot aboard a man of warre once more." This indicates that he served in the navy in his youth. Prob. he was a man of adventurous spirit, and a shrewd trader; but the ability that soon characterized the Silliman lune seems to have derived largely from the excellent intermarriages with families of mental distinction, notably the Hull and Selleck alliances.
    Person ID I49824  Main Tree
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2012 

    Family 1 Abigail COLEY 
    Married Bef 1652  [1
    Children 
    +1. Robert SILLIMAN,   b. 1657, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743  (Age 86 years)
     2. Thomas SILLIMAN,   d. Bef 15 Jan 1692  [Natural]
     3. Daniel SILLIMAN,   d. Between 04 Feb 1696 and 1697
    Family ID F20275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth LAMBERTON 
    Married 17 Oct 1654  New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F20276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).