Amherst Colt

b. 25 September 1821, d. 23 December 1837
     Amherst Colt was born on 25 September 1821.1 He was the son of William Colt and Laura Case. Amherst Colt died on 23 December 1837 at age 16.1

Citations

  1. [S418] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case 2nd Edition, page 45.

Gardner Colt

b. 27 August 1823, d. 19 October 1826
     Gardner Colt was born on 27 August 1823. He was the son of William Colt and Laura Case. Gardner Colt died on 19 October 1826 at age 3.

William H. Colt

b. 3 June 1826, d. 22 June 1864
     William H. Colt was born on 3 June 1826. He was the son of William Colt and Laura Case. William H. Colt died on 22 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA, at age 38.

John G. Colt

b. 10 April 1828, d. 18 September 1883
     John G. Colt was born on 10 April 1828. He was the son of William Colt and Laura Case. John G. Colt died on 18 September 1883 at age 55.

James Wasson Colt

b. 28 January 1830, d. 2 March 1902
     James Wasson Colt was born on 28 January 1830. He was the son of William Colt and Laura Case. James Wasson Colt died on 2 March 1902 at age 72.

Mary G. Colt

b. 31 December 1830, d. 20 May 1910
     Mary G. Colt was born on 31 December 1830. She was the daughter of William Colt and Laura Case. Mary G. Colt married Edwin Pitkin Jones on 14 April 1853. Mary G. Colt died on 20 May 1910 at age 79.

Child of Mary G. Colt and Edwin Pitkin Jones

Edwin Pitkin Jones

     Edwin Pitkin Jones married Mary G. Colt, daughter of William Colt and Laura Case, on 14 April 1853.

Child of Edwin Pitkin Jones and Mary G. Colt

Anson Colt

b. 22 May 1836, d. 5 October 1903
     Anson Colt was born on 22 May 1836. He was the son of William Colt and Laura Case. Anson Colt died on 5 October 1903 at age 67.

Rosalie Case

     Rosalie Case was the daughter of Darius Case and Mary Giddings.

Austin Case

b. 27 August 1795, d. 29 July 1870
     Austin Case was born on 27 August 1795. He was the son of Darius Case and Mary Giddings. Austin Case died on 29 July 1870 at age 74.

Elisha Case1

b. 30 April 1755, d. 16 September 1839
     Elisha Case was born on 30 April 1755 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Lt. Dudley Case and Dorcas Humphrey. Elisha Case married Delight Griswold, daughter of Samuel Griswold. Elisha Case died on 16 September 1839 at age 84. He was buried at Canton Street Cemetery, Canton, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Elisha Case and Delight Griswold

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 52/Item 106.

Mary Watson

d. 6 May 1754
     Mary Watson married William Webster on 3 June 1731. Mary Watson died on 6 May 1754.

Phebe Case1

b. 1759, d. 1798
     Phebe Case was born in 1759 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Phebe Case married Jeremiah Griswold, son of Samuel Griswold. Phebe Case died in 1798.

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 17.

Rachel Case

b. 6 January 1741, d. 6 April 1759
     Rachel Case was born on 6 January 1741 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Rachel Case died on 6 April 1759 at age 18.

Abraham Case

b. 18 March 1742 or 1743, d. 10 April 1776
     Abraham Case was born on 18 March 1742 or 1743 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Abraham Case married Sarah Humphrey, daughter of Hon. Oliver Humphrey and Sarah Garrett. Abraham Case died on 10 April 1776.

Rosanna Case1

b. 8 May 1745, d. 15 January 1807
     Rosanna Case was born on 8 May 1745 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Rosanna Case married Ezra Wilcox Jr., son of Ezra Wilcox and Mary Humphrey. Rosanna Case died on 15 January 1807 at West Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 61.

Children of Rosanna Case and Ezra Wilcox Jr.

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 16.

Elisha Case1

b. circa 1747, d. 19 May 1808
     Elisha Case was born circa 1747 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Elisha Case married Judith Case, daughter of Capt. Jeremiah Case and Judith Humphrey. Elisha Case died on 19 May 1808.

Child of Elisha Case and Judith Case

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Pge 37/Item 69.

Sarah Case1

b. 1752, d. 26 February 1781
     Sarah Case was born in 1752 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Sarah Case married Caleb Case, son of Capt. Zaccheus Case and Abigail Barber, on 23 May 1775 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Sarah Case died on 26 February 1781 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 17.
  2. [S59] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 54, item 110.

Caleb Case1

b. 24 July 1754, d. 23 August 1814
     Caleb Case was born on 24 July 1754 at West Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Capt. Zaccheus Case and Abigail Barber. Caleb Case married Sarah Case, daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case, on 23 May 1775 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Caleb Case married Rhoda Merrill, daughter of William Merrill and Sarah Kellogg. Caleb Case died on 23 August 1814 at NY at age 60.2

Children of Caleb Case and Rhoda Merrill

Child of Caleb Case and Charlotte (?)

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 54/Item 110.
  2. [S59] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 54, item 110.
  3. [S59] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 99, Item 239.
  4. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 99.

Eunice Case1

b. 1753
     In one place Ruth Cost Duncan gives Eunice's birthplace as Simsbury, in the other, Canton. Eunice Case was born in 1753 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Eunice Case married Moses Case, son of Sgt. Daniel Case and Mary Watson. Eunice Case married Ebenezer Cowles, son of Samuel Cowles and Abigail (?).

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 17.

Hannah Case1

b. 1755, d. 28 May 1808
     Hannah Case was born in 1755 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Hannah Case married Charles Humphrey, son of Lieutenant Charles Humphrey and Sarah Humphrey. Hannah Case died on 28 May 1808 at West Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Hannah Case and Charles Humphrey

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 17.

Elizabeth Case

b. 1757, d. 1836
     Elizabeth Case was born in 1757 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Abraham Case and Rachel Case. Elizabeth Case married Giles Humphrey, son of Ezekiel Humphrey and Elizabeth Pettibone. Elizabeth Case died in 1836.

Children of Elizabeth Case and Giles Humphrey

Sarah Case

b. 14 January 1759
     Sarah Case was born on 14 January 1759. She was the daughter of David Case and Sarah Kilborn.

Mary Case

b. 13 April 1752
     Mary Case was born on 13 April 1752. She was the daughter of David Case and Sarah Kilborn.

Rev. Timothy Woodbridge

b. 13 January 1655/56, d. 29 April 1732
     Rev. Timothy Woodbridge was born on 13 January 1655/56 at Wiltshire, England.1 He was the son of Rev. John Woodbridge and Mercy Dudley. Rev. Timothy Woodbridge married Mehitable Wyllys before 1687. Rev. Timothy Woodbridge died on 29 April 1732 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 76.1

Children of Rev. Timothy Woodbridge and Mehitable Wyllys

Citations

  1. [S439] Robert Glenn Thurtle, Colonial Governors, Page 1.

Mehitable Wyllys

b. 1658, d. 21 December 1698
     Mehitable Wyllys was born in 1658. She married Rev. Timothy Woodbridge, son of Rev. John Woodbridge and Mercy Dudley, before 1687. Mehitable Wyllys died on 21 December 1698.

Children of Mehitable Wyllys and Rev. Timothy Woodbridge

Citations

  1. [S439] Robert Glenn Thurtle, Colonial Governors, Page 1.

Rev. John Woodbridge

b. 1613, d. 17 March 1695
     Rev. John Woodbridge was born in 1613 at Stanton, England.1 He married Mercy Dudley, daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley and Dorothy York, circa 1639.1 Rev. John Woodbridge died on 17 March 1695 at Newbury, MA.1

Children of Rev. John Woodbridge and Mercy Dudley

Citations

  1. [S439] Robert Glenn Thurtle, Colonial Governors, Page 1.

Mercy Dudley

b. 27 September 1621
     Mercy Dudley was born on 27 September 1621 at England.1 She was the daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley and Dorothy York. Mercy Dudley married Rev. John Woodbridge circa 1639.1

Children of Mercy Dudley and Rev. John Woodbridge

Citations

  1. [S439] Robert Glenn Thurtle, Colonial Governors, Page 1.

Gov. Thomas Dudley

b. 12 October 1576, d. 31 July 1653
     Gov. Thomas Dudley was born on 12 October 1576 at Northampton, England. He married Katherine Deighton on 14 April 1644.1 Gov. Thomas Dudley died on 31 July 1653 at Roxbury, MA, at age 76.


Thomas, a civil leader of early New England, was baptized on 12 October 1576 at Yardley Hastings, near Northampton, England; the exact date and place of his birth are not known. His father, Captain Roger Dudley, was killed in military service, though the details do not survive. Dudley's mother (name unknown) also died when he was young. Family and friends saw to his upbringing, enabling him to attend a Latin grammar school, securing his placement as a page in the household of the earl of Northampton, and obtaining for him a position as clerk to a Judge Nicolls. Along with other Northampton youth Dudley volunteered to fight for the Protestant champion Henry of Navarre in the French Wars of Religion. The Englishmen saw no action, however, and returned home. In 1603 he married Dorothy Yorke of Northampton; they had six children.

At some point Dudley had become committed to reform of the church and developed contacts with fellow Puritans. Lord Say and Sele recommended him to the earl of Lincoln, who needed a steward.
Dudley performed well in the post, serving for nine years, and through rigorous management cleared the estate of debts and righted its finances. In the process Dudley himself prospered. He was able to send two of his sons to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and to retire and move to Boston, in Lincolnshire, England, where he became part of the parish of St. Botolph's with John Cotton as his pastor.

After a few years he returned to the service of the earl of Lincoln at the latter's request. In 1626, when Lincoln considered leading troops to join the Protestant forces in the Thirty Years War, he asked Dudley for advice. Dudley discussed the matter with the Reverend John Preston, a Puritan leader and master of Emmanuel College. A strong supporter of international Protestantism, Preston also had highly placed friends at court. Dudley advised Lincoln against the enterprise.

Among Dudley's friends were leaders of the New England Company, reorganized in 1629 as the Massachusetts Bay Company. Following Dudley's decision to emigrate, he was chosen as deputy governor of the new colony and departed with Governor John Winthrop on the Arbella in April 1630. Residing first in Charlestown, he settled in Newtown (later Cambridge) when that location was designated as the future capital of the colony. When Winthrop changed his mind and settled in Boston, Dudley was aggrieved but remained in Newtown. He later supported the petition of other Newtown inhabitants to leave the bay and migrate to the Connecticut River to settle Hartford.

Dudley was a devout Puritan and one of the founding members of the church in Charlestown when it was established in July 1630. In Newtown he continued to be active in the local congregation.
He used his public office as well to defend orthodoxy. He was noted for his opposition to the views of Roger Williams, Samuel Gorton, and Anne Hutchinson, and he was a member of the committee chosen to defend the colony against the charges of Robert Child that the colony denied legal appeals to England. Despite his reputation for rigidity he took the more moderate stance in the dispute precipitated when John Endecott cut the cross from the English ensign at Salem in 1634. Dudley sided with Thomas Hooker and against Cotton and Winthrop in arguing that use of the cross for such purposes did not constitute idolatry.

Dudley became one of the key figures in the shaping of the colonial political order, serving thirteen times as deputy governor and elected as governor in 1634, 1640, 1645, and 1650. As a former governor, Dudley was one of those chosen for the short-lived Standing Council in 1636. He was one of the original two commissioners chosen to represent Massachusetts in the New England Confederation on its establishment in 1643. He was a member of the committee to establish a colonial college, then served as one of the overseers of Harvard from 1637 until his death, and was one of the signers of the Harvard Charter of 1650.

His training as an estate steward perhaps accounts for Dudley's precision and dedication to the exact interpretation of the law. His approach generated friction with Winthrop, who believed in greater discretionary latitude for magistrates. The two clashed in 1632 when Dudley forced Winthrop to acknowledge that the colony's charter was the source of all authority in the colony. This led to citizen demands to see the charter and the so-called "Revolution of 1634," when the assistants, the council of magistrates, agreed to share legislative power with deputies of the freemen and when Dudley was first chosen governor. Disagreements between Winthrop and Dudley continued to ruffle the political scene, with Dudley standing for more rigorous application of the law and Winthrop for more leniency. In 1636 Henry Vane brought the two together in a meeting with ministers and other magistrates to resolve their differences. Winthrop deferred to the group's view that Dudley's strictness was more appropriate to the colony's condition. The breach was gradually healed, aided by the marriage of Dudley's son Samuel to Winthrop's daughter Mary. This was but one of a number of marriages that cemented Dudley's place in the colony's elite, including the marriage of his daughter Anne to Simon Bradstreet.

Dudley married Katherine Deighton Hagborne, within a year of the death of his first wife in 1643. There were three children of this marriage. His son Joseph Dudley eventually would become governor of Massachusetts under its new charter of 1692. His most talented child was the poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet, who wrote of him that he had "spent his state, his strength, and years with care / That after comers in them might share." That judgment accords with the views of most of his fellow colonists, who were more impressed with his dedication than warmed by his personality. 2

Children of Gov. Thomas Dudley and Dorothy York

Child of Gov. Thomas Dudley and Katherine Deighton

Citations

  1. [S548] Wargs: John Forbes Kerry, online http://www.wargs.com/political/kerry.html
  2. [S690] ANB, online http://www.anb.org

Silas Case

b. 11 March 1732, d. 2 May 1732
     Silas Case was born on 11 March 1732 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Nathaniel Case and Miriam Burr. Silas Case died on 2 May 1732 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Nathaniel Case Jr.1

b. 11 February 1738, d. 15 December 1763
     Nathaniel Case Jr. was born on 11 February 1738 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Nathaniel Case and Miriam Burr. Nathaniel Case Jr. was baptized on 18 February 1738 at Congregationalist; Wintonbury Church, Wintonbury, Hartford Co., CT. He married Hannah (?) Nathaniel Case Jr. died on 15 December 1763 at age 25.

Child of Nathaniel Case Jr. and Hannah (?)

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 29.

Silas Case

b. 1 August 1740
     Silas Case was born on 1 August 1740 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Nathaniel Case and Miriam Burr. Silas Case was baptized in August 1740 at Wintonbury Church.

Samuel Case

d. 2 June 1732
     Samuel Case was born at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Samuel Case Jr. and Eunice Burr. Samuel Case died on 2 June 1732 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Eunice Case

b. 17 July 1731, d. 20 November 1760
     Eunice Case was born on 17 July 1731 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Samuel Case Jr. and Eunice Burr. Eunice Case died on 20 November 1760 at Wintonbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 29.

Child of Eunice Case and Elihu Lawrence

Eunice Lawrence

b. 14 January 1759, d. 27 April 1760
     Eunice Lawrence was born on 14 January 1759. She was the daughter of Elihu Lawrence and Eunice Case. Eunice Lawrence died on 27 April 1760 at age 1.

Sarah Case

b. 25 August 1733, d. 1799
     Sarah Case was born on 25 August 1733 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Samuel Case Jr. and Eunice Burr. Sarah Case married Hezekiah Richards on 8 May 1755 at Wintonbury Church, Wintonbury, Hartford Co., CT. Sarah Case died in 1799 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Sarah Case and Hezekiah Richards

Hezekiah Richards

b. 15 March 1732, d. 1776
     Hezekiah Richards was born on 15 March 1732. He married Sarah Case, daughter of Samuel Case Jr. and Eunice Burr, on 8 May 1755 at Wintonbury Church, Wintonbury, Hartford Co., CT. Hezekiah Richards died in 1776 at West Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Hezekiah Richards and Sarah Case

Samuel Case III

b. 11 August 1736, d. 27 August 1775
     Samuel Case III was born on 11 August 1736 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Samuel Case Jr. and Eunice Burr. Samuel Case III married Violet Burr, daughter of Stephen Burr, on 7 April 1757 at Wintonbury Church, Wintonbury, Hartford Co., CT. Samuel Case III died on 27 August 1775 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 39.

Children of Samuel Case III and Violet Burr

Hezekiah Richards

b. 1757, d. 1831
     Married twice. Hezekiah Richards was born in 1757. He was the son of Hezekiah Richards and Sarah Case. Hezekiah Richards died in 1831.

Timothy Richards

b. 1760, d. 1782
     Timothy Richards was born in 1760. He was the son of Hezekiah Richards and Sarah Case. Timothy Richards died in 1782.

Samuel Richards

b. 1763, d. 1837
     Samuel Richards was born in 1763. He was the son of Hezekiah Richards and Sarah Case. Samuel Richards died in 1837.

Sarah Richards

b. 1766, d. 1853
     Sarah Richards was born in 1766. She was the daughter of Hezekiah Richards and Sarah Case. Sarah Richards died in 1853.