James (Jacobus) Roosevelt

b. 28 February 1692
     James (Jacobus) Roosevelt was born on 28 February 1692 at New York City, NY. He was the son of Nicholas Roosevelt and Heyltje Jans Kunst.

Child of James (Jacobus) Roosevelt and Catherina Hardenbroeck

Nicholas Roosevelt

b. 2 October 1658, d. 30 July 1742
     Nicholas Roosevelt was baptized on 2 October 1658 at New Amsterdam, NY.1 He was the son of Claes Martenszen van Roosenvelt and Jannetje Tomas. Nicholas Roosevelt died on 30 July 1742 at New York City, NY, at age 83.2

Children of Nicholas Roosevelt and Heyltje Jans Kunst

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 81.
  2. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 57.
  3. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 56.

Mary Pinney

b. 4 March 1690
     Mary Pinney was born on 4 March 1690 at probably Windsor, CT.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Pinney and Sarah Clark. Mary Pinney married Jonathan Gridley, son of Thomas Gridley Jr. and Elizabeth Clark, on 17 November 1711 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.1

Child of Mary Pinney and Jonathan Gridley

Citations

  1. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

Jonathan Gridley1

b. 2 November 1690, d. 16 November 1779
     Jonathan Gridley was born on 2 November 1690 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Thomas Gridley Jr. and Elizabeth Clark. Jonathan Gridley married Mary Pinney, daughter of Isaac Pinney and Sarah Clark, on 17 November 1711 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.2 Jonathan Gridley died on 16 November 1779 at probably Farmington, CT, at age 89.

Child of Jonathan Gridley and Mary Pinney

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 111/Item 248.
  2. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

Jonathan Gridley Jr.

b. 12 December 1726, d. 1794
     Jonathan Gridley Jr. was born on 12 December 1726 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Jonathan Gridley and Mary Pinney. Jonathan Gridley Jr. married Ruth Judd circa 1747.1 Jonathan Gridley Jr. married Martha Adams on 18 October 1750 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. Jonathan Gridley Jr. died in 1794.1

Child of Jonathan Gridley Jr. and Martha Adams

Citations

  1. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

Martha Adams

b. circa 1724, d. 4 October 1815
     Martha Adams was born circa 1724; based on age at death.1 She married Jonathan Gridley Jr., son of Jonathan Gridley and Mary Pinney, on 18 October 1750 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. Martha Adams died on 4 October 1815 at Vernon, Oneida Co., NY.1

Child of Martha Adams and Jonathan Gridley Jr.

Citations

  1. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

Theodore Gridley1

b. December 1758, d. 26 February 1826
     Theodore Gridley was born in December 1758 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Jonathan Gridley Jr. and Martha Adams. Theodore Gridley died on 26 February 1826 at Clinton, Oneida Co., NY, at age 67.2

Child of Theodore Gridley and Amy Ely

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 109/Item 62.
  2. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

Elizabeth Ely Gridley

b. 16 June 1826, d. 22 December 1921
     Elizabeth Ely Gridley was born on 16 June 1826 at Clinton, Oneida Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of Theodore Gridley and Amy Ely.2 Elizabeth Ely Gridley married George Shelden Butler, son of Daniel Butler and Elizabeth Comstock, on 24 April 1843 at Kenosha, WI.2 Elizabeth Ely Gridley died on 22 December 1921 at age 95.

Child of Elizabeth Ely Gridley and George Shelden Butler

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 108.
  2. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

George Shelden Butler

b. 1 July 1820, d. 7 April 1907
     George Shelden Butler was born on 1 July 1820 at Astor Courts, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY. He was the son of Daniel Butler and Elizabeth Comstock.1 George Shelden Butler married Elizabeth Ely Gridley, daughter of Theodore Gridley and Amy Ely, on 24 April 1843 at Kenosha, WI.2 George Shelden Butler died on 7 April 1907 at Kenosha, WI, at age 86.

Child of George Shelden Butler and Elizabeth Ely Gridley

Citations

  1. [S661] Wargs: Barack Obama, online http://www.wargs.com
  2. [S487] Dr. Thomas Boslooper, "Nutmegger 36:376 Thomas Gridley."

Amy Gridley Butler1

b. 9 June 1848, d. 6 July 1916
     Amy Gridley Butler was born on 9 June 1848 at Clinton, Oneida Co., NY. She was the daughter of George Shelden Butler and Elizabeth Ely Gridley. Amy Gridley Butler married George Manney Ayer, son of John Varnum Ayer, on 15 September 1864 at Delavan, WI. Amy Gridley Butler died on 6 July 1916 at Harvard, McHenry Co., IL, at age 68.

Child of Amy Gridley Butler and George Manney Ayer

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 107.

George Manney Ayer1

b. March 1840, d. 1914
     George Manney Ayer was born in March 1840 at Kenosha, WI. He was the son of John Varnum Ayer.2 George Manney Ayer married Amy Gridley Butler, daughter of George Shelden Butler and Elizabeth Ely Gridley, on 15 September 1864 at Delavan, WI. George Manney Ayer died in 1914 at Delavan, WI.

Child of George Manney Ayer and Amy Gridley Butler

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 107/Item 14.
  2. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 108.
  3. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 107.

Isaac Griswold1,2

b. 27 October 1779
     The history of pioneer development in Franklin county (Ohio) records the achievements of Isaac Griswodl, who became one of the earliest settlers of this part of the state and aided in transforming it from a wild and uninhabited region to a district of rich fertility. His labaors wre continued here for more than fifty years, covering the first half of the nineteenth century and he was therefore among those who laid broad and deep the foundation for the present development and progress of this part of the state. A native of Connecticut, he was baorn in Windsor, October 27, 1779, and there spent his early youth on a farm with his parents, Isaac and Christina (Holcomb) Griswold. he was of the third generation who had resided in Connecticut, the family having been founded there at an early period in the colonization of the new world. Isaac Griswold was born on 27 October 1779 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Isaac Griswold and Christina Holcombe.

Citations

  1. [S96] Unknown author History of Columbus, Ohio, Vol. I:Pg 765.
  2. [S116] Esther Griswold French and Robert Lewis French, Griswold, Page 122/Item 540.

Gov. Oliver Wolcott1,2

b. 20 November 1726, d. 1 December 1797
Gov. Oliver Wolcott (1726 - 1797)
     Gov. Oliver Wolcott was born on 20 November 1726 at South Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3,4 He was the son of Gov. Roger Wolcott and Sarah Drake. Gov. Oliver Wolcott was graduated in 1747 at Yale, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. He married Laura Collins on 21 January 1755 at Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.3,5 Gov. Oliver Wolcott died on 1 December 1797 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 71.3,5 He was buried at East Graveyard, Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.6

Oliver graduated at Yale College in 1747 and received a commission as captain in the army, in the French war. At the head of a company, which was raised by his own exertions, he proceeded to the defense of the northern frontiers, where he continued until the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle.


At this time he returned to Connecticut, and commenced the study of medicine. He, however, never entered into the practice of the profession, in consequence of receiving the appointment of sheriff of the county of Litchfield, which was organized about the year 1751.


In 1774 he was appointed an assistant in the council of the state. This may be considered as the commencement of his political career. To the office of assistant, he continued to be annually re-elected till 1786. In the interval, he was for some time chief judge of the court of common pleas for the county, and judge of the court of probate for the district of Litchfield.


In the revolutionary contest, Mr. Wolcott was one of the strong pillars of the American cause. He inherited much of the independent feeling of the ancestor of the family. In 1776, he was summoned by his native state to represent it in the national congress in Philadelphia. He had the honor of participating in the deliberations of that body, on the Declaration of Independence, and of recording his vote in favor of its adoption, and of signing the final document.


Immediately after the adoption of that instrument, he returned to Connecticut, and was now invested with the command of fourteen regiments of the state militia, which were raised for the defense of New York. In November, he resumed his seat in congress, and on the adjournment of that body to Baltimore, he accompanied them, and there spent the winter of 1777. In the ensuing summer, he was engaged in several military movements; after which, he joined the northern army, under General Gates, with a corps of several hundred volunteers, and assisted in the memorable defeat of the British army under General Burgoyne. From this period, until 1786, he was either in attendance upon congress, in the field in defense of his country, or, as a commissioner of Indian affairs for the northern department, he was assisting in settling the terms of peace with the six nations. In 1786 he was elected lieutenant governor, an office to which he was, annually elected for ten years, when he was raised to the chief magistracy of the state. This latter office, however, he enjoyed but a little time, death putting an end to his active and laborious life, on the first of December, 1797, in the 72nd year of his age. The life of Mr. Wolcott was extended beyond the common age of man, but it was well filled with honorable services for his country. He merited and received the confidence of his fellow citizens. In his person, he was tall, and had the appearance of great muscular strength., His manners wre dignified. He had great resolution of character, and might be said to be tenacious of his own opinions; yet he could surrender them, in view of evidence, and was ready to alter a course which he had prescribed for himself, when duty and propriety seemed to require it.

Children of Gov. Oliver Wolcott and Laura Collins

Citations

  1. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Vol. I:Pg. 457/Item 1.
  2. [S132] Chandler Wolcott, The Family of Henry Wolcott, Page 79/Item XXXI.
  3. [S327] Robert Griffen and Mitchell Alegre, Wolcott Genealogy, Page 154.
  4. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Page 648.
  5. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Vol. 1, Second Edition, page 648.
  6. [S327] Robert Griffen and Mitchell Alegre, Wolcott Genealogy, Page 160.
  7. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Page 649.

Laura Collins

b. 1 January 1731 or 1732, d. 19 April 1794
     Laura Collins was born on 1 January 1731 or 1732 at Guilford, New Haven Co., CT. She married Gov. Oliver Wolcott, son of Gov. Roger Wolcott and Sarah Drake, on 21 January 1755 at Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.1,2 Laura Collins died on 19 April 1794 at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.

Children of Laura Collins and Gov. Oliver Wolcott

Citations

  1. [S327] Robert Griffen and Mitchell Alegre, Wolcott Genealogy, Page 154.
  2. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Vol. 1, Second Edition, page 648.
  3. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Page 648.
  4. [S110] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne Pyne' Register, Page 649.

Rev. Roger Viets

b. 9 March 1738, d. 15 August 1811
     Famous tory. Rev. Roger Viets was born on 9 March 1738 at Newgate, Simsbury, CT. He was the son of Capt. John Viets and Lois Phelps. Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the marriage of Benajah Holcombe II and Lydia Forward on 5 August 1763 at Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA; Marriage was recorded in Simsbury.1 Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the baptism of Lt. Benjah Philo Holcombe on 16 September 1764. Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the baptism of Alexander Viets Griswold on 25 May 1766. Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the marriage of Amasa Case and Elizabeth Phelps on 5 August 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 James Hillyer IV married Ruth Holcombe, daughter of Nathaniel Holcombe IV and Margaret Cossett, on 2 February 1769 at St. Ann's Episcopal Chruch, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.3 Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the baptism of Roger Griswold on 23 April 1772 at Turkey Hills, Hartford Co., CT.4 Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the baptism of Charles Case III on 22 January 1775 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the marriage of Abel Holcombe and Elizabeth Pinney on 1 April 1779. Rev. Roger Viets witnessed the marriage of Elisha Griswold Jr. and Arispha Mitchelson on 14 May 1787 at Scotland (now Bloommfield), CT.5 Anna Holcombe married Dr. Horace Hillyer, son of Asa Hillyer and Rhoda Smith, on 22 September 1796 at First Congregational Church, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.6,7 Rev. Roger Viets died on 15 August 1811 at Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at age 73.

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 197.
  2. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 19.
  3. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 125.
  4. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 27.
  5. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 25.
  6. [S178] Christina Bailey and Lorraine Cook White, Barbour: Granby, Page 113.
  7. [S546] Hillyer G. Norment, John Hillyer, Page 136.

Dudley Woodbridge

     Dudley Woodbridge witnessed the marriage of Catherine Holcombe and Joseph Messenger on 22 January 1707/8 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1,2

Citations

  1. [S45] Albert C. Bates, Simsbury, Page 33.
  2. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 221.2.

Nathan Gillett

b. 29 September 1755
     Nathan Gillett was born on 29 September 1755 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Zaccheus Gillett and Ruth Phelps. Nathan Gillett married Lucy Harrison.

Information on Nathan and Lucy and all of their descendants is provided by Al Dawson via e-mail (dc372@cleveland.Freenet.Edu.)

Child of Nathan Gillett and Lucy Harrison

Citations

  1. [S414] Hon. Horace L. Moore, Andrew Moore, Page 24.

Lucy Harrison

     Lucy Harrison married Nathan Gillett, son of Zaccheus Gillett and Ruth Phelps.

Child of Lucy Harrison and Nathan Gillett

Charlotte Gillett

b. 6 September 1807
     Charlotte Gillett was born on 6 September 1807. She was the daughter of Nathan Gillett Jr. and Abigail Wolcott. Charlotte Gillett married Elijah Mason, son of Col. James Mason, on 8 January 1828 at Preston, Chenango Co., NY.

Information from "History of Torrington, CT" 1878 by Rev. Samuel Orcutt, provided by Al Dawson.

Children of Charlotte Gillett and Elijah Mason

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.
  2. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Elijah Mason

b. 7 May 1794, d. 15 September 1867
     Elijah Mason was born on 7 May 1794 at Lebanon, New London Co., CT. He was the son of Col. James Mason. Elijah Mason married Charlotte Gillett, daughter of Nathan Gillett Jr. and Abigail Wolcott, on 8 January 1828 at Preston, Chenango Co., NY. Elijah Mason died on 15 September 1867 at Canton, Stark Co., OH, at age 73.

Elijah and Charlotte were enumerated in the 1850 Tallmadge, Summit Co., OH, federal census. He was a postmaster, age 56, she was 43. Children in the household were William B. 15, Frances 12, Nathan, 7, Arthur 5, and Augustus 3.

Children of Elijah Mason and Charlotte Gillett

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.
  2. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Milton Arthur Mason

b. 11 April 1846, d. 15 May 1924
     Milton Arthur Mason was born on 11 April 1846 at Middlebury, OH.1 He was the son of Elijah Mason and Charlotte Gillett.1 Milton Arthur Mason married Jane Springer circa 1866. Milton Arthur Mason died on 15 May 1924 at Akron, Summit Co., OH, at age 78. He was buried on 17 May 1924 at East Akron Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH. Akron Beacon Jorunal Friday, May 16, 1924, page 19

Milton Mason, lifelong Akron resident and veteran of the Civli War, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Stelzer, 1086 N. Howard St., Thursday of exhaustion. He was 78 years of age.

He was born in Middlebury, now East Akron. His parents, early settlers of that place, came here from Connecticut and his father was the first postmaster at Middlebury. Mr. Mason's mother died when he was a child and his father became blind. The child was taken to the home of an uncle where he lived for several years until the uncle joined the ruxh for the California gold fields.

Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Oviat [sic] of Twinsburg, took him to their home where he was reared. When the Civil War was declared he enlisted in the 41st Ohio Infantry and served four years. At the battle of Chickamauga he was wounded in the hand and was crippled for life.

At the close of the war he returned to Twinsburg where he married Miss [JANE] Jennie Springer, another sorphan raised on the Oviat [sic] farm. The couple moved to Akron shortly after the wedding and lived here since that time. Mrs. Mason died abaout 30 years ago and Mr. Mason made his home with Mrs. Stelzer.

He devoted most of this life to engineering but retired from that business a few years after his wife's death. He was a member of Buckley Post, G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic].

he leaves three children, Mrs. Stelzer, Mrs. Charles Isbell, 1082 N. Howard St. and Frank [sic] Mason of St. Marys. He also leaves nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild and one sister, Mrs. H. W. Werts of Canton.

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Stelzer at 2 p.m. Saturday. They will be private. Burial will be made at the East Akron Cemetery.

Children of Milton Arthur Mason and Jane Springer

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.

Frederick Beaumont Mason

b. 14 April 1871
     Frederick Beaumont Mason was born on 14 April 1871.1 He was the son of Milton Arthur Mason and Jane Springer. Frederick Beaumont Mason married Margaret Ida Creighton in 1892.1

Children of Frederick Beaumont Mason and Margaret Ida Creighton

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.

Henry Werts Mason

b. 29 August 1895, d. 16 April 1978
     Henry Werts Mason was born on 29 August 1895 at Akron, Summit Co., OH. He was the son of Frederick Beaumont Mason and Margaret Ida Creighton.1 Henry Werts Mason married Dorothy Marie Pounds in July 1921 at Detroit, MI. Henry Werts Mason died on 16 April 1978 at Bradenton, FL, at age 82. He was buried at Manasota Cemetery, Bradenton, FL.

2nd Lt. in the U.s. Army in France WW I. He owned the Mason Brick Company in Detroit.

Citations

  1. [S570] Chris Augustine, "Adolph Stelzer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe Jr., 6 August 2005.

Jane Springer

     Jane Springer married Milton Arthur Mason, son of Elijah Mason and Charlotte Gillett, circa 1866.

Children of Jane Springer and Milton Arthur Mason

Mildred Alice Mason

     Mildred Alice Mason was the daughter of Milton Arthur Mason and Jane Springer. Mildred Alice Mason married Charles Henry Isbell, son of Israel Isbell IV and Eliza Huff Springer, on 13 August 1908 at Akron, Summit Co., OH.

Mildren A. was enumerated in the 1910 Akron, Summit Co., OH, federal census. She was in the household of her brother-in-law, Adolph J. Stelzer. Charles was not in the household.

Charles and Mildred were enumerated in the 1920 Akron, Summit Co. OH, federal census. He was an attorney age 45, she was 42. They were living next door to Adolph and Edith Stelzer.

Charles and Mildred were enumerated in the 1930 Akron Summit Co., OH, federal census. He was an attorney, age 53, she was 52. There were no childlren in the household. They were next door to Adolph and Edith Stelzer.

Charles Henry Isbell

b. 1 September 1874
     Charles Henry Isbell was born on 1 September 1874. He was the son of Israel Isbell IV and Eliza Huff Springer. Charles Henry Isbell married Mildred Alice Mason, daughter of Milton Arthur Mason and Jane Springer, on 13 August 1908 at Akron, Summit Co., OH.

Edith Mason

     Edith Mason was the daughter of Milton Arthur Mason and Jane Springer. Edith Mason married Adolph Jacob Stelzer.

Children of Edith Mason and Adolph Jacob Stelzer

Adolph Jacob Stelzer

     Adolph Jacob Stelzer married Edith Mason, daughter of Milton Arthur Mason and Jane Springer.

Children of Adolph Jacob Stelzer and Edith Mason

Dorothy Marie Pounds

b. 4 June 1900, d. 19 May 1993
     Dorothy Marie Pounds was born on 4 June 1900 at Detroit, MI.1 She married Henry Werts Mason, son of Frederick Beaumont Mason and Margaret Ida Creighton, in July 1921 at Detroit, MI. Dorothy Marie Pounds died on 19 May 1993 at Bradenton, FL, at age 92.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 261-43-9266.

Freedom Buell

b. 23 February 1729, d. 22 July 1771
     Freedom Buell was born on 23 February 1729 at Lebanon, Windham (now New London) Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of John Buell Jr. and Freedom Strong. Freedom Buell married Jonathan Edgerton on 31 October 1751 at Sommers, Windham (now New London) Co., CT.1 Freedom Buell died on 22 July 1771 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 42.

Child of Freedom Buell and Jonathan Edgerton

Citations

  1. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, 1-8, page 49.

Jonathan Edgerton

b. 24 August 1726, d. 11 November 1796
     Jonathan Edgerton was born on 24 August 1726 at Norwich, New London Co., CT. He married Freedom Buell, daughter of John Buell Jr. and Freedom Strong, on 31 October 1751 at Sommers, Windham (now New London) Co., CT.1 Jonathan Edgerton died on 11 November 1796 at age 70.

Child of Jonathan Edgerton and Freedom Buell

Citations

  1. [S810] Edwin W. Strickland II, William Buell, 1-8, page 49.