Nathan Gillett1

b. circa 1772
     Nathan Gillett was born circa 1772 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S409] Unknown compiler, 5 October 2002.

Dorcas Gillett1

b. circa 1775, d. 19 March 1839
     Dorcas Gillett was born circa 1775 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcombe.1 Dorcas Gillett died on 19 March 1839 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT; unmarried.2 She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

Citations

  1. [S409] Unknown compiler, 5 October 2002.
  2. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, 129.

Eli Gillett1

b. circa 1777
     Eli Gillett was born circa 1777 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Nathan Gillett and Dorcas Holcombe.1

Citations

  1. [S409] Unknown compiler, 5 October 2002.

Hannah Lyman

     Hannah Lyman was the daughter of Lt. Jonathan Lyman and Lydia Loomis. Hannah Lyman married Lieut. Simeon Hunt, son of Ebenezer Hunt and Hannah Clark.

Child of Hannah Lyman and Lieut. Simeon Hunt

Lieut. Simeon Hunt1

b. 13 November 1713, d. 26 April 1793
     Lieut. Simeon Hunt married Hannah Lyman, daughter of Lt. Jonathan Lyman and Lydia Loomis. Lieut. Simeon Hunt was born on 13 November 1713. He was the son of Ebenezer Hunt and Hannah Clark. Lieut. Simeon Hunt died on 26 April 1793 at age 79.

Child of Lieut. Simeon Hunt and Hannah Lyman

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1469.

Ebenezer Hunt

b. 6 February 1676, d. 23 February 1742 or 1743
     Ebenezer Hunt was born on 6 February 1676. He married Hannah Clark, daughter of William Clark Jr. and Hannah Strong, on 27 May 1698. Ebenezer Hunt died on 23 February 1742 or 1743.

Child of Ebenezer Hunt and Hannah Clark

Hannah Clark1

b. 5 May 1681, d. 10 June 1758
     Hannah Clark was born on 5 May 1681. She was the daughter of William Clark Jr. and Hannah Strong. Hannah Clark married Ebenezer Hunt on 27 May 1698. Hannah Clark died on 10 June 1758 at age 77.

Child of Hannah Clark and Ebenezer Hunt

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1469.

William Clark Jr.

b. 3 July 1656
     William Clark Jr. was born on 3 July 1656. He was the son of Lieut. William Clark. William Clark Jr. married Hannah Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 15 July 1680.

Children of William Clark Jr. and Hannah Strong

Hannah Strong1

b. 30 May 1659, d. 31 January 1693 or 1694
     Hannah Strong was born on 30 May 1659. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford. Hannah Strong married William Clark Jr., son of Lieut. William Clark, on 15 July 1680. Hannah Strong died on 31 January 1693 or 1694.

Children of Hannah Strong and William Clark Jr.

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1468.

Gad Hunt

     Gad Hunt was the son of Lieut. Simeon Hunt and Hannah Lyman.

Children of Gad Hunt and Elizabeth Woodward

Sanford Hunt

     Sanford Hunt was the son of Gad Hunt and Elizabeth Woodward. Sanford Hunt married Fanny Rose, daughter of Samuel Rose and Elizabeth Hale.

Children of Sanford Hunt and Fanny Rose

Fanny Rose

     Fanny Rose was the daughter of Samuel Rose and Elizabeth Hale. Fanny Rose married Sanford Hunt, son of Gad Hunt and Elizabeth Woodward.

Children of Fanny Rose and Sanford Hunt

Elizabeth Hale

     Elizabeth Hale was the daughter of Deacon Richard Hale and Elizabeth Strong.

Child of Elizabeth Hale and Samuel Rose

Edward Bissell Hunt

     Edward Bissell Hunt was the son of Sanford Hunt and Fanny Rose. Edward Bissell Hunt was born on 15 June 1822 at Livingston Co., NY. He married Helen Maria Fiske in 1852. Edward Bissell Hunt died on 2 October 1863 at U.S. Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY.

Helen Maria Fiske1

b. 18 October 1830, d. 12 August 1885
     Helen Maria Fiske was born on 18 October 1830 at Amherst, MA. She married Edward Bissell Hunt, son of Sanford Hunt and Fanny Rose, in 1852. Helen Maria Fiske married William Sharpless Jackson in 1875. Helen Maria Fiske died on 12 August 1885 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 54; of cancer.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson was an American writer best known as the author of Ramona, a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in southern California.

She was born Helen Maria Fiske in Amherst, Massachusetts, a daughter of Nathan Welby Fiske and Deborah Waterman Vinal. She had two brothers, both of whom died after birth, and a sister named Anne. Her father was a minister, author, and professor of Latin, Greek, and philosophy at Amherst College.
Her mother died in 1844, and her father died three years later in 1847, leaving her to the care of an aunt. Before her father's death, however, he saw to it that she had a good education. She attended Ipswich Female Seminary and the Abbott Institute, a boarding school run by Reverend J.S.C. Abbott in New York City. She was a classmate of the poet Emily Dickinson, also from Amherst. The two carried on a correspondence for all of their lives, but few of their letters have survived.
In 1852, Helen Fiske married United States Army Captain Edward Bissell Hunt, who died in a military accident in 1863. Her son Murray Hunt died in 1854 of a brain disease; her other son, Rennie Hunt, died of diphtheria in 1865. She began writing after these deaths.
She travelled a great deal. In the winter of 1873-1874 she was in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in search of a cure for tuberculosis. There she met William Sharpless Jackson, a wealthy banker and railroad executive. They married in 1875. She died of cancer in 1885.
Scholars know her as Helen Hunt Jackson, but she never used that name herself—she only used one married name at a time: Helen Hunt or Helen Jackson.

In 1879, her interests turned to the plight of the Native Americans after attending a lecture in Boston by Ponca Chief Standing Bear, who described the forcible removal of the Ponca Indians from their Nebraska reservation. Jackson was angered by what she heard regarding the unfair treatment at the hands of government agents and became an activist. She started investigating and publicizing the wrongdoing, circulating petitions, raising money, and writing letters to The New York Times on behalf of the Poncas. She also started writing a book condemning the Indian policy of the government and the history of broken treaties. Because she was in poor health at the time, she wrote with desperate haste. A Century of Dishonor, calling for change from the contemptible, selfish policy to treatment characterized by humanity and justice, was published in 1881. Jackson then sent a copy to every member of Congress with an admonishment printed in red on the cover, "Look upon your hands: they are stained with the blood of your relations." But, to her disappointment, the book had little impact.
She then went to southern California to take a much needed rest. She had become interested in the area's missions and the Mission Indians on an earlier visit, and now she began an in-depth study. While in Los Angeles, California, she met Don Antonio Coronel, a former mayor and city councilman who had also served as State Treasurer. He was a well-known authority on early Californio life in the area and was also a former inspector of missions for the Mexican government. Don Antonio described to Jackson the plight of the Mission Indians after 1833, when secularization policies led to the sale of mission lands and the dispersal of their residents.
Many of the original Mexican land grants had clauses protecting the Indians on the lands they occupied. But when Americans assumed control of the southwest after the Mexican-American War, they ignored Indian claims to these lands, which led to mass dispossessions. In 1852, there were an estimated fifteen thousand Mission Indians in Southern California. But, because of the adverse impact of dispossessions by Americans, by the time of Jackson's visit they numbered less than four thousand.
The stories told by Don Antonio spurred Jackson into action. Her efforts soon came to the attention of the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Hiram Price, who recommended she be appointed an Interior Department agent. Jackson's assignment was to visit the Mission Indians and ascertain the location and condition of various bands, and determine what lands, if any, should be purchased for their use. With the help of Indian agent Abbot Kinney, Jackson criss-crossed Southern California and documented the appalling conditions she saw. At one point, she hired a law firm to protect the rights of a family of Saboba Indians facing dispossession of their land at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains.
During this time, Jackson read an account in a Los Angeles newspaper about a Cahuilla Indian who had been shot and killed. His wife, it turned out, was named Ramona. On one excursion, Jackson was escorted by wagon to Santa Barbara and stopped off at Rancho Camulos in the Santa Clara River Valley, where she visited the adobe of the del Valle family. But the Señora del Valle was not home the day Jackson was there. And at the Mission Santa Barbara, Jackson made the acquaintance of Father Sanchez, a source of great inspiration.
In 1883, she completed her fifty-six page report, which called for a massive government relief effort ranging from the purchase of new lands for reservations to the establishment of more Indian schools. A bill embodying her recommendations passed the U.S. Senate but died in the House of Representatives.
Jackson, however, was not discouraged by this Congressional rejection. She decided to write a novel that would depict the Indian experience "in a way to move people's hearts." An inspiration for the undertaking, Jackson admitted, was Uncle Tom's Cabin written years earlier by her friend, Harriet Beecher Stowe.
"If I can do one-hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs. Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful," she told a friend. Jackson was particularly drawn to the fate of her Indian friends in the Temecula area of Riverside County and decided to use the story of what happened to them in her novel. She began writing the book in a New York City hotel room in December 1883, with an original title of In The Name of the Law, and completed the manuscript in slightly over three months. The result was her classic novel Ramona about a part-Indian orphan raised in Spanish Californio society and her Indian husband, Alessandro, which was published in November 1884 and achieved almost instant success.
Encouraged by the popularity of her book, Jackson planned to write a children's story on the Indian issue. But less than a year after the publication of Ramona, while she was examining the condition of the California Indians as a special government commissioner, she died of cancer in San Francisco, California.
Her last letter was written to President Grover Cleveland, urging him to read her early work A Century of Dishonor. Speaking to a friend, Jackson said, "My Century of Dishonor and Ramona are the only things I have done of which I am glad. They will live and bear fruit."
Each year, the city of Hemet stages The Ramona Pageant, an outdoor play based on Jackson's novel Ramona.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 45-46.

Thankful Strong1

b. 25 July 1663
     Thankful Strong married Jonathan Baldwin. Thankful Strong was born on 25 July 1663. She was the daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford.

Children of Thankful Strong and Jonathan Baldwin

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 46/Item 114; Page 52/Item 169.

Jonathan Baldwin

     Jonathan Baldwin married Thankful Strong, daughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford.

Children of Jonathan Baldwin and Thankful Strong

Hannah Baldwin1

     Hannah Baldwin was the daughter of Jonathan Baldwin and Thankful Strong. Hannah Baldwin married Josiah Fowler, son of Hon. Abraham Fowler and Elizabeth Bartlett, on 6 January 1723.

Children of Hannah Baldwin and Josiah Fowler

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 46/Item 114; Page 52/Item 169.

Josiah Fowler1

b. 1688, d. 7 September 1757
     Josiah Fowler was born in 1688. He was the son of Hon. Abraham Fowler and Elizabeth Bartlett.1 Josiah Fowler married Hannah Baldwin, daughter of Jonathan Baldwin and Thankful Strong, on 6 January 1723. Josiah Fowler died on 7 September 1757.

Children of Josiah Fowler and Hannah Baldwin

Citations

  1. [S260] R. D. Smith, "John Fowler", Page 631, as compiled in Genealogies of Connecticut Families Volume I, by Gary Boyd Roberts.

Hannah Fowler

b. 12 April 1725
     Hannah Fowler was born on 12 April 1725. She was the daughter of Josiah Fowler and Hannah Baldwin.

Child of Hannah Fowler and Street Hall

Hannah Hall

     Hannah Hall was the daughter of Street Hall and Hannah Fowler.

Child of Hannah Hall and Joel Morse

Street Hall Morse

     Street Hall Morse was the son of Joel Morse and Hannah Hall.

Child of Street Hall Morse and Martha Bartholomew

Julia Anne Morse

     Julia Anne Morse was the daughter of Street Hall Morse and Martha Bartholomew.

Child of Julia Anne Morse and David Harpin Lines

Henry Lines

     Henry Lines was the son of David Harpin Lines and Julia Anne Morse.

Child of Henry Lines and Mary Anne Wilmot

Ida Wilmot Lines

     Ida Wilmot Lines was the daughter of Henry Lines and Mary Anne Wilmot.

Child of Ida Wilmot Lines and John Ira Jacobus

Donald Lines Jacobus1,2

b. 3 October 1887, d. October 1970
     Jacobus was practically a born genealogist. His first two genealogical articles were accepted for publication when he was 16. In 1914 he published his first genealogical book which showed the careful attention to analyses of difficult problems that would characterize all his later work. In 1917 he decided to become a full-time profesisonal genealogist but two months later was was declared and he served overseas. In 1922 he published a journal, the New Haven Genealogical Magazine, which is now The American Genealogist. Donald Lines Jacobus was born on 3 October 1887 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. He was the son of John Ira Jacobus and Ida Wilmot Lines. Donald Lines Jacobus died in October 1970.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 46.
  2. [S92] C.G., F.A.S.G David L. Greene, "unknown short article title."

Selah Strong1,2

b. 23 December 1680, d. 8 April 1732
     Selah Strong was born on 23 December 1680. He was the son of Thomas Strong and Rachel Holton. Selah Strong died on 8 April 1732 at Setauket (Brookhaven), LI, NY, at age 51.

Children of Selah Strong and Abigail Terry

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 229.
  2. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 56/Item 209.

Thomas Strong1

     Thomas Strong was the son of Selah Strong and Abigail Terry.

Children of Thomas Strong and Susanna Thompson

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 56/Item 209.

Hannah Strong

     Hannah Strong was the daughter of Thomas Strong and Susanna Thompson.

Child of Hannah Strong and James Smith

Selah Strong Smith

     Selah Strong Smith was the son of James Smith and Hannah Strong.

Child of Selah Strong Smith and Anne Carpenter

Adelia Smith

     Adelia Smith was the daughter of Selah Strong Smith and Anne Carpenter.

Child of Adelia Smith and David Stewart

Isabella Stewart1

b. 1840, d. 1924
     Boston art collector and social leader, builder of Fenway Court. Isabella Stewart was born in 1840. She was the daughter of David Stewart and Adelia Smith. Isabella Stewart died in 1924.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 43.