Rev Edward EELLS, Sr.

Rev Edward EELLS, Sr.

Male 1713 - 1776  (63 years)

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  • Name Edward EELLS  [1, 2, 3
    • Rev. Edward Eells was pastor at Upper Houses installed and ordain on Sept. 6, 1738. Graduated from Harvard in 1733. He was also fellow of Yale Corporation 1761, chaplain for 1 season in the French and Indian War, clerk of the Council in the noted Wallingford Church Council of "Old Lights" vs. "New Lights" and published his account of it. He owned the land west of the old cemetery. He built a home on the northeast corner across from the cemetery. All this information was taken from the Middletown Upper Houses by Charles Collard Adams.

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    • Rev. Edward Eells, A.M. (Harvard College 1733), was ordained and installed at Middletown Upper Houses, 6 Sep 1738; Fellow of Yale Corporation, 1761; Chaplain, one season, in the French and Indian War; Clerk of the council in the noted Wallingford Church Council of "Old Lights" vs. "New Lights." (Middletown Upper Houses, p. 543) [2]
    Prefix Rev 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 3 Jan 1712/3  Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Oct 1776  Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Old Burying Ground, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I88347  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2020 

    Father Rev Nathaniel EELLS,   b. 26 Nov 1677, Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1750, Norwell, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah NORTH,   b. 15 Aug 1677, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1754, Norwell, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F36405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha PITKIN,   b. 20 Sep 1715,   d. 19 Jul 1771  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1740  Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Maj Edward EELLS, Jr.,   b. 11 Aug 1741, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1787, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [Birth]
    +2. John EELLS,   b. 20 Jul 1753,   d. 3 Nov 1840  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 May 2020 
    Family ID F36403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Patience BULKELEY,   b. 21 Mar 1715, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1794, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 19 May 1772  [2
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F36404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Rev Edward Eells, Sr. Headstone
    Rev Edward Eells, Sr. Headstone
    Rev. Edward Eells is the son of Nathaniel Eells and Hannah North. He is the husband of (1) Martha Pitkin and (2) Patience Bulkeley. He is buried in the Old Burying Ground in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

    Maintained by: Hollie Logsdon Perkins
    Originally Created by: Hollie Perkins

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S12186] The Bulkeley Genealogy - Rev. Peter Bulkeley, Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A.

    3. [S02944] Pitkin Family of America - A Genealogy of the Des. of William Pitkin, A.P. Pitkin, (Name: Name: Hartford, Conn. 1887;;).

    4. [S03419] The Barbour Collection Of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Middletown.