Brooks Adams1

b. 24 June 1848, d. 13 February 1927
     Brooks Adams was born on 24 June 1848. He was the son of Charles Francis Adams and Abigail Brown Brooks. Brooks Adams died on 13 February 1927 at age 78.

Brooks Adams was an American historian, the youngest son of Charles Francis Adams, born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard University. Admitted to the bar in 1871, he practiced law for ten years before beginning his career as a writer. His first important work, The Emancipation of Massachusetts (1887), is a penetrating analysis of the religious and political forces that shaped the development of that colony. In The Law of Civilization and Decay (1895) he propounded an economic interpretation of history based on the factors governing the rise and fall of commerce. Adams applied the interpretation to his own times in America's Economic Supremacy (1901) and The New Empire (1902). His other writings include The Theory of Social Revolutions (1913), a brilliant, although pessimistic, study of the American democratic system.



"Adams, Brooks," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page. 34.

Henry Brooks Adams

b. 16 February 1838, d. 27 March 1918
     Henry Brooks Adams was born on 16 February 1838 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.1 He was the son of Charles Francis Adams and Abigail Brown Brooks. Henry Brooks Adams married Marian Hooper on 27 June 1872.1 Henry Brooks Adams died on 27 March 1918 at Washington, DC, at age 80.1

One of the leading historians of the nineteenth-century United States, Henry is better known today for his brilliant autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams, which was not widely published until after his death.

Following the family tradition, Adams enrolled in Harvard in 1854, but he detested his college experience. He found Harvard suffocating and would later tryout innovative teaching techniques when he returned there as a history professor in the 1870s.

After his graduation in 1858, Adams spent the Civil War in London, where he was a secretary for his father, the American ambassador to Great Britain. Adams returned to the United States after the war and moved to Washington, DC. Although an ardent Republican, he became disillusioned by the corrupt administration of President Ulysses S. Grant. In 1870, Adams accepted a professorship at Harvard but could endure it for only seven years. He returned to Washington, where he wrote his best-known historical work, the nine-volume The History of the United States of America, a painstaking reconstruction of the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Near the end of his life, Adams began writing his autobiography, intending to circulate it only to close friends. It was first published in a private edition in 1907. The book is both an amazing chronicle of the nineteenth century and a work of literary art. The Education of Henry Adams won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1919. Since its publication, critics have marveled at Adams's lapidary prose and sharp insights into his times, and in 1999 the Modern Library named The Education the greatest nonfiction work of the twentieth century.

Citations

  1. [S752] Burke's Peerage Limited, Presidential Families, page 171.

Samuel Allen1,2

b. circa 1588
     Samuel Allen was born circa 1588.3 He was the son of (?) Allen. Samuel Allen married Ann (?) Samuel Allen died at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.4 He was buried on 28 April 1648 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.4

Children of Samuel Allen and Ann (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 29.
  2. [S155] Willard Allen, "Samuel Allen."
  3. [S431] Willard S. Allen, "Samuel Allen, of Windsor, CT., and Some of His Descendants.," Connecticut Families - Allen, I, Page 14.
  4. [S431] Willard S. Allen, "Samuel Allen, of Windsor, CT., and Some of His Descendants.," Connecticut Families - Allen, I, Page 15.

Ann (?)

d. 13 November 1687
     Ann (?) married Samuel Allen, son of (?) Allen. Ann (?) died on 13 November 1687 at Northampton, MA.1

Children of Ann (?) and Samuel Allen

Citations

  1. [S431] Willard S. Allen, "Samuel Allen, of Windsor, CT., and Some of His Descendants.," Connecticut Families - Allen, I, Page 15.

Samuel Allen1

b. 3 January 1666
     Samuel Allen was born on 3 January 1666 at Northampton, MA. He was the son of Nehemiah Allen and Sarah Woodford. Samuel Allen married Mercy Wright, daughter of Samuel Wright Jr. and Elizabeth Burt.

Child of Samuel Allen and Mercy Wright

Citations

  1. [S155] Willard Allen, "Samuel Allen."

Mercy Wright

b. 14 March 1669, d. 5 February 1728
     Mercy Wright was born on 14 March 1669 at Northampton, MA. She was the daughter of Samuel Wright Jr. and Elizabeth Burt. Mercy Wright married Samuel Allen, son of Nehemiah Allen and Sarah Woodford. Mercy Wright died on 5 February 1728 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 58.

Child of Mercy Wright and Samuel Allen

Joseph Allen1

b. 14 October 1708, d. 4 April 1755
     Joseph Allen was born on 14 October 1708 at Deerfield, Franklin Co., MA. He was the son of Samuel Allen and Mercy Wright. Joseph Allen married Mary Baker, daughter of John Baker, on 11 March 1736/37 at Woodbury, CT. Joseph Allen died on 4 April 1755 at Cornwall, CT, at age 46.

Child of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker

Citations

  1. [S155] Willard Allen, "Samuel Allen."

Mary Baker

     Mary Baker was the daughter of John Baker. Mary Baker married Joseph Allen, son of Samuel Allen and Mercy Wright, on 11 March 1736/37 at Woodbury, CT.

Child of Mary Baker and Joseph Allen

Gen. Ethan Allen1,2

b. 21 January 1738, d. 12 February 1789
     Ethan Allen was a patriot of the American Revolution, leader of the Green Mountain Boys, and champion of statehood for Vermont.

Allen was born on January 21, 1738, in Litchfield, Connecticut. In 1769 he moved to the region known as the New Hampshire Grants, comprising present-day Vermont. After settling in Bennington, he became prominently involved in the struggle between New York and New Hampshire for control of the region. Following rejection by the New York authorities of an appeal that the region be established as a separate province, Allen organized a volunteer militia, called the Green Mountain Boys, to resist and evict proponents of the New York cause. He was thereupon declared an outlaw by the royal governor of New York. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Allen and his force offered their services against the British. On orders from the Connecticut legislature, he, the Connecticut soldier Benedict Arnold, and a contingent of the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga early in the morning of May 10, 1775. Allen demanded surrender from the British commander "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress." Subsequently, as a member of the army of General Philip John Schuyler, he rendered valuable service in the American military expedition against Canada. He was taken prisoner near Montréal in September 1775 and held in confinement until exchanged in 1778. Following his release by the British, he returned to his home and was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and major general of militia.

In 1778 Allen appeared before the Continental Congress in behalf of a claim by Vermont for recognition as an independent state. With his brother Ira Allen and other Vermonters he devoted most of his time thereafter to the territorial dispute. He negotiated with the governor of Canada between 1780 and 1783, ostensibly to establish Vermont as a British province. On the basis of this activity he was charged with treason, but, because the negotiations were demonstrably intended to force action on the Vermont case by the Continental Congress, the charge was never substantiated. He wrote a Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's Captivity (1779). Allen died in Burlington, Vermont, on February 12, 1789.

"Allen, Ethan," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Gen. Ethan Allen was born on 21 January 1738 at Ltichfield, CT. He was the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker. Gen. Ethan Allen died on 12 February 1789 at Burlington, VT, at age 51.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 35.
  2. [S155] Willard Allen, "Samuel Allen."

William Strong

b. 12 December 1804, d. 8 September 1805
     William Strong was born on 12 December 1804 at Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young. William Strong died on 8 September 1805 at Philadelphia, PA.

Thomas Burnham

     Thomas Burnham married Hester Cogswell, daughter of William Cogswell and Susanna Hawkes, on 16 December 1689 at Ipswich, MA.

Col. William Key Bond

b. 2 October 1792, d. 17 February 1864
     Judge, congressman. Col. William Key Bond was born on 2 October 1792 at St. Mary's Co., MD. He married Lucy Strong, daughter of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young. Col. William Key Bond died on 17 February 1864 at Cincinnati, OH, at age 71.

Annie Massie

b. 10 August 1809, d. 17 August 1860
     Annie Massie was born on 10 August 1809 at OH. She was the daughter of Gen. Nathaniel Massie and Susan Everard. Annie Massie married William Young Strong, son of Dr. Joseph Strong and Rebecca Young, on 3 February 1835 at Jefferson Co., KY. Annie Massie died on 17 August 1860 at Piqua, OH, at age 51.

Children of Annie Massie and William Young Strong

William Everard Strong

b. 11 August 1836, d. 14 May 1905
     William Everard Strong was born on 11 August 1836 at Chillicothe, OH. He was the son of William Young Strong and Annie Massie. William Everard Strong died on 14 May 1905 at New York City, NY, at age 68.

Joseph Strong

b. 25 June 1839, d. 10 January 1929
     Joseph Strong was born on 25 June 1839 at Chillicothe, OH. He was the son of William Young Strong and Annie Massie. Joseph Strong died on 10 January 1929 at age 89.

Thomas Bissell Jr.1,2,3

b. 2 October 1656, d. 26 December 1738
     Thomas Bissell Jr. was born on 2 October 1656 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Thomas Bissell and Abigail Moore. Thomas Bissell Jr. married Hester Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 15 October 1678 at Northampton, MA. Thomas Bissell Jr. died on 26 December 1738 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 82.

Children of Thomas Bissell Jr. and Hester Strong

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 68.
  2. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 79.
  3. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 6/Item 3-10.
  4. [S436] Burton W. Spear Mary and John 7, Page 163.

Hester Strong1

b. 7 June 1661, d. 4 March 1726
     Hester Strong was born on 7 June 1661 at Northampton, MA. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Hester Strong married Thomas Bissell Jr., son of Thomas Bissell and Abigail Moore, on 15 October 1678 at Northampton, MA. Hester Strong died on 4 March 1726 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 64.

Children of Hester Strong and Thomas Bissell Jr.

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1473-4.
  2. [S436] Burton W. Spear Mary and John 7, Page 163.

Ebenezer Bissell1,2,3,4

b. 1 August 1685, d. 5 September 1750
     Ebenezer Bissell was born on 1 August 1685 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Thomas Bissell Jr. and Hester Strong. Ebenezer Bissell married Unknown (?) circa 1716. Ebenezer Bissell married Mary Loomis circa 1727 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Ebenezer Bissell died on 5 September 1750 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 65.

Child of Ebenezer Bissell and Unknown (?)

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg 81.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 68.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1474.
  4. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 22/Item 4-30.

Capt. Aaron Bissell1,2,3

b. 1726, d. 11 May 1787
     Capt. Aaron Bissell was born in 1726 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Ebenezer Bissell and Unknown (?) Capt. Aaron Bissell married Dorothy Stoughton, daughter of Samuel Stoughton and Abiah Pinney, on 5 December 1757 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Capt. Aaron Bissell died on 11 May 1787 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Capt. Aaron Bissell and Dorothy Stoughton

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 85.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 68.
  3. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 60/Item 5-76.

Dorothy Stoughton

b. 19 December 1732, d. 5 December 1808
     Dorothy Stoughton was born on 19 December 1732 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Samuel Stoughton and Abiah Pinney. Dorothy Stoughton married Capt. Aaron Bissell, son of Ebenezer Bissell and Unknown (?), on 5 December 1757 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Dorothy Stoughton died on 5 December 1808 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 75.

Children of Dorothy Stoughton and Capt. Aaron Bissell

Samuel Stoughton

b. 10 September 1702
     Samuel Stoughton married Abiah Pinney. Samuel Stoughton was born on 10 September 1702. He was the son of Samuel Stoughton and Dorothy (?)

Child of Samuel Stoughton and Abiah Pinney

Abiah Pinney

     Abiah Pinney married Samuel Stoughton, son of Samuel Stoughton and Dorothy (?).

Child of Abiah Pinney and Samuel Stoughton

Samuel Stoughton1

b. 8 September 1665
     Samuel Stoughton was born on 8 September 1665. He was the son of Thomas Stoughton and Mary Wadsworth.

Child of Samuel Stoughton and Dorothy (?)

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 728.

Chloe Bissell1

b. 30 August 1758, d. 16 February 1802
     Chloe Bissell was born on 30 August 1758. She was the daughter of Capt. Aaron Bissell and Dorothy Stoughton. Chloe Bissell married Capt. Erastus Wolcott, son of Gen. Erastus Wolcott and Jerusah Wolcott, on 27 December 1783. Chloe Bissell died on 16 February 1802 at age 43.

Child of Chloe Bissell and Capt. Erastus Wolcott

Citations

  1. [S121] Judge Pelham St. George Bissell, Descendants of John Bissell, Page 60/Item 6-51.

Capt. Erastus Wolcott1,2,3

b. 6 July 1752, d. 7 January 1797
     Capt. Erastus Wolcott was born on 6 July 1752. He was the son of Gen. Erastus Wolcott and Jerusah Wolcott. Capt. Erastus Wolcott married Chloe Bissell, daughter of Capt. Aaron Bissell and Dorothy Stoughton, on 27 December 1783. Capt. Erastus Wolcott died on 7 January 1797 at age 44.

Child of Capt. Erastus Wolcott and Chloe Bissell

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 816.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 68.
  3. [S132] Chandler Wolcott, The Family of Henry Wolcott, Page 109/Item LXVII.

Helen Wolcott1,2,3

b. 9 March 1794, d. 4 April 1840
     Helen Wolcott was born on 9 March 1794. She was the daughter of Capt. Erastus Wolcott and Chloe Bissell. Helen Wolcott married Horace Hooker, son of Capt. James Hooker and Mary Chaffee, on 3 September 1822. Helen Wolcott died on 4 April 1840 at age 46.

Children of Helen Wolcott and Horace Hooker

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 816.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 68.
  3. [S132] Chandler Wolcott, The Family of Henry Wolcott, Page 109.

Horace Hooker1

b. 5 July 1794, d. 3 November 1865
     Horace Hooker was born on 5 July 1794. He was the son of Capt. James Hooker and Mary Chaffee. Horace Hooker married Helen Wolcott, daughter of Capt. Erastus Wolcott and Chloe Bissell, on 3 September 1822. Horace Hooker died on 3 November 1865 at age 71.

Children of Horace Hooker and Helen Wolcott

Citations

  1. [S104] DAR DAR Lineage book, Vol. 8:Pg. 91/member 7271.

Horace B. Hooker

b. 7 December 1837
     Horace B. Hooker married Susan Pamelia Huntington. Horace B. Hooker was born on 7 December 1837. He was the son of Horace Hooker and Helen Wolcott.

Child of Horace B. Hooker and Susan Pamelia Huntington

Susan Pamelia Huntington

     Susan Pamelia Huntington married Horace B. Hooker, son of Horace Hooker and Helen Wolcott.

Child of Susan Pamelia Huntington and Horace B. Hooker

Elon Huntington Hooker

     Elon Huntington Hooker was the son of Horace B. Hooker and Susan Pamelia Huntington. Elon Huntington Hooker married Blanche Ferry.

Child of Elon Huntington Hooker and Blanche Ferry

Blanche Ferry

     Blanche Ferry married Elon Huntington Hooker, son of Horace B. Hooker and Susan Pamelia Huntington.

Child of Blanche Ferry and Elon Huntington Hooker

Blanchette Ferry Hooker

     Blanchette Ferry Hooker was the daughter of Elon Huntington Hooker and Blanche Ferry. Blanchette Ferry Hooker married John Davison Rockefeller III, son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Greene Aldrich.

Child of Blanchette Ferry Hooker and John Davison Rockefeller III

John Davison Rockefeller III

b. 21 March 1906, d. 10 July 1978
     John Davison Rockefeller III was born on 21 March 1906. He was the son of John Davison Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Greene Aldrich. John Davison Rockefeller III married Blanchette Ferry Hooker, daughter of Elon Huntington Hooker and Blanche Ferry. John Davison Rockefeller III died on 10 July 1978 at age 72.

Child of John Davison Rockefeller III and Blanchette Ferry Hooker

John Davison Rockefeller IV1

b. 18 June 1937
     Governor of West Virginia. John Davison Rockefeller IV was born on 18 June 1937 at New York City, NY. He was the son of John Davison Rockefeller III and Blanchette Ferry Hooker.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 68.

Thomas Woodford1

d. 6 March 1666 or 1667
     Thomas Woodford was born at England. He married Mary Blott before 1639 at Roxbury, MA. Thomas Woodford died on 6 March 1666 or 1667 at Northampton, MA.

Children of Thomas Woodford and Mary Blott

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 29.

Mary Blott

b. before 1615, d. before 27 May 1662
     Mary Blott was born before 1615 at England. She married Thomas Woodford before 1639 at Roxbury, MA. Mary Blott died before 27 May 1662 at probably at Hartford or Northampton.

Children of Mary Blott and Thomas Woodford

Mary Woodford

     Mary Woodford was the daughter of Thomas Woodford and Mary Blott. Mary Woodford married Isaac Sheldon.

Isaac Sheldon

     Isaac Sheldon married Mary Woodford, daughter of Thomas Woodford and Mary Blott.

Thomas Sheldon

     Thomas Sheldon was the son of Isaac Sheldon and Mary Woodford. Thomas Sheldon married Mary Hinsdale, daughter of Samuel Hinsdale and Mehitabel Johnson.

Children of Thomas Sheldon and Mary Hinsdale

Mary Hinsdale

     Mary Hinsdale was the daughter of Samuel Hinsdale and Mehitabel Johnson. Mary Hinsdale married Thomas Sheldon, son of Isaac Sheldon and Mary Woodford.

Children of Mary Hinsdale and Thomas Sheldon

Thomas Sheldon Jr.1

     Thomas Sheldon Jr. was the son of Thomas Sheldon and Mary Hinsdale. Thomas Sheldon Jr. married Mary Smith.

Child of Thomas Sheldon Jr. and Mary Smith

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 69.

Mary Smith

     Mary Smith married Thomas Sheldon Jr., son of Thomas Sheldon and Mary Hinsdale.

Child of Mary Smith and Thomas Sheldon Jr.

Simeon Sheldon1

     Simeon Sheldon was the son of Thomas Sheldon Jr. and Mary Smith. Simeon Sheldon married Grace Phelps.

Child of Simeon Sheldon and Grace Phelps

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 69.

Grace Phelps

     Grace Phelps married Simeon Sheldon, son of Thomas Sheldon Jr. and Mary Smith.

Child of Grace Phelps and Simeon Sheldon