Robert RANSOM

Male 1687 - 1777  (89 years)


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  • Name Robert RANSOM  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 15 Sep 1687  Wexford, Washington County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 1777  Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Robert of Colchester undoubtedly led an industrious life and was largely engaged in the acquisition of wealth, though it would probably do him an injustice to say that he did not divide his time impartially between treasures of the heavenly and earthly sort, for his interest manifested in the affairs of the Colchester Society indicates that he did not overlook the spiritual concerns of the good people with whom his fortunes were cast. His daily duties and exemplary life, as commemorated by local and family records, mark him as an interesting character. He and Alice reared a large family, 7 boys and 4 girls, and all them, so far as the history of their careers has been preserved, seem to have achieved success in their varied lives, and their share of honors in public stations.

      Robert died supposed on the old farm near Colchester.
    Person ID I45931  Main Tree
    Last Modified 4 May 2021 

    Father Joshua RANSOM,   b. Abt 1665, Sandwich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Dec 1713, Plympton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mercy GIFFORD,   b. 09 Oct 1669, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1689, North Kingston, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 21 Feb 1686  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Married 26 Feb 1686  Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F04193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice NEWTON,   b. 28 Feb 1686, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1709  [2
    Children 
     1. John RANSOM,   b. 13 Nov 1709, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1797, Kent, Litchfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary RANSOM,   b. 30 Aug 1711, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. James RANSOM,   b. 13 Mar 1713, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1797, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     4. Joshua RANSOM,   b. 03 May 1715, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Otsego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Robert RANSOM,   b. 25 Mar 1717, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Canterbury, Windham, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +6. Alice RANSOM,   b. 06 Sep 1719, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Newton RANSOM,   b. 21 Feb 1722, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1796, Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     8. Peleg RANSOM,   b. 20 Sep 1724, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. Amos RANSOM,   b. 17 Feb 1727, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. Elizabeth RANSOM,   b. 01 May 1729, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     11. Amy RANSOM,   b. 02 Aug 1732, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F04189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 1777 - Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S00066] "Historical Outline of the Ransom Family of America" by Wyllys C. Ransom dated 1903.

    2. [S02586] Local and Family Histories: CT, 1600s-1800s: The Families of Old Fairfield, Vol 1.

    3. [S02582] Local and Familiy Histories: CT, 1600s-1800s: New England Families, Vol. I.

    4. [S02387] Gifford Genealogy 1626-1898.

    5. [S04060] "Newton Genealogy" Genealogical, Biographical and Historical, Being a record of the Descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts, 1638 ( Ancestry.com).

    6. [S03548] Vital Records of the Town of Plymouth by Col. Leonard H. Smith Jr.