Meigs (Meiggs) Family History and Genealogy

 

THE MEIGS FAMILY IN AMERICA - THE FIRST SIX GENERATIONS

Copyright 1989-2002 by Rick Meigs

BEGIN FIRST GENERATION

Married                                           Birth        Death
 
        No. 1 - VINCENT MEGGS, first              c1583  Dec.01,1658
 c1606   of the Meigs family in 
         America.  Vincent spelled
         the name Meggs.  He appears to
         have come from the Axminster
         and Chardstock area in the West
         Country of Southern England.  
         With his three sons, all born in
         England, he came to America
         about 1635, being first
         recorded in this country
         at Weymouth, MA., in 1639.
         He married Emma Strong, daughter
         of William and Margaret Strong.
         Emma probably died in England
         before Vincent immigrated since
         we find no record of her in America.
Children
         No. 2 - Vincent;
          christened 14 Dec 1609                         Nov.03,1700
         No. 2a - Mary Ann; 
          christened 16 Apr 1610 Chardstock, Devon, England
         No. 3 - John                       Jan.29,1612  Jan.04,1672
         No. 4 - Mark                       Aug.25,1616         1674
  
END OF GENERATION ONE

BEGIN SECOND GENERATION
Married                                           Birth        Death
          
        No. 2 - VINCENT MEGGS, JR.                c1609         1700
         Little is know about him. 
         Southampton, Long Island, town
         records say he contracted
         to build a mill at East-
         Hampton in 1653, and was a
         resident of North Sea in
         1657, where on June 2, 1657,
         he is recorded as bringing
         "an action of debt and damage
         against Philemon Dickenson of
         Southold."  His estate was
         settled on Dec. 17, 1700.
         The disposition of his
         property would indicate
         that he left no natural
         heirs.
 1632   No. 3 - JOHN MEIGS, of                     1612         1672
         Killingworth, CT.  Son
         of (1) Vincent, m.
         Thomasine Frye.
         It was this John who
         changed the spelling
         of the family name to Meigs.

Children
Mar.03, No. 5 - Mary, b. in England.              c1633  Apr.30,1703
 1653    m. William Steevens, son of              c1630  Jan. 1702/3
         John Steevens, of Guilford,
         CT. They had seven children.
 1650   No. 6 - Elizabeth, probably born in       c1635         1664
         America.  Died in Pequonnock, CT.
         m. Richard Hubbell, of Stratford,         1626  Oct.23,1699
         CT.  Hubbell is the first of the
         name in America.  Born in England,
         he is first recorded in America on
         March 7, 1647 as taking the oath
         of fidelity to the government of
         New Haven Colony.  They had 8
         children.
c1663   No. 7 - Concurrence                       c1643  Oct.09,1708
         m. Henry Crane, of Killing-              c1635  Apr.22,1711
         worth, CT.  They had 10
         children.  About the time of
         there marriage, they settled
         in Killingworth, CT.  Crane
         was "young, enterprising and
         comparatively poor in worldly
         goods, and withal a man
         calculated to lead rather than
         to be led, he cast his fortune
         into the new enterprise.  He
         was one of the original
         planters of Killingworth, in
         1665."  He married second the
         widow of Henry Champin of
         Lyme, CT.
        No. 8 - John, b. at Weymouth, MA.   Feb.28,1641  Nov.09,1713
 1668   No. 9 - Tryal                             c1646         1690
         m. Andrew Ward of Killingworth,           1634        c1691
         CT.  They had 10 children.
         He was made a freeman in 1668.
         Andrew is the fourth child of
         Andrew Ward, Sr., who was born
         in Homersfield, Norfolk Co.,
         England; emigrated to America
         and was in Watertown, MA.;
         made a freeman on March 3, 1634.
        No. 4 - MARK MEGGS, of Huntington,        c1614         1674
         Long Island, NY. and Stratford, CT. 
         Son of (1) Vincent, m. Avis 
         ________________.  Mark was the 
         "black sheep" of the sons.  He 
         appears to have identified himself
         closely with the interests of the
         family until some time after they
         moved to New Haven.  He moved to
         Long Island and was granted a lot
         in Easthampton, but abandoned it
         before 1651.  From that date until
         1658 he resided in Southampton,
         then moved to Huntington, which
         is farther west on the Island,
         where he is recorded on March 26,
         1672.  He again moved, this time
         to Stratford, CT., and on July 13,
         1674, deeded all his property to
         Jacob Walker, as he is "growing
         ancient." Mark had at least one
         known child.

 Child
        No. 9a - Hannah
         m. Samuel Lum of Southampton, LI., NY.
 
END OF GENERATION TWO

BEGIN THIRD GENERATION
Married                                           Birth        Death
         
Mar.07, No. 8 - JOHN MEIGS, of                     1641         1713
 1665    East Guilford, CT.  Son of
         (3)John. Born at Weymouth,
         MA.  Moved to Guilford c1660.
         Was one of the twelve patentor's
         of Guilford, Dec.07,1685. Deacon
         of the First Church of Guilford
         from 1696 to 1713.  m. 1st, Sarah,       c1646  Nov.24,1691
         dau. of William Wilcox(son),
         of Stratford, CT., m. 2nd,
         Lydia (Thompson) Crittenden,       Jul.24,1647  Dec.__,1729
         widow of Isaac Crittenden.

Children
Jan.11, No. 10 - Sarah                      Feb.14,1667  Apr.08,1688
 1687    m. Daniel Bartlett, of             Dec.15,1665  Nov.14,1747
         Guilford, CT. They had
         one child, Daniel.
        No. 11 - John                       Nov.11,1670  Feb.19,1718
        No. 12 - Janna                      Dec.27,1672  Jun.05,1739
        No. 13 - Ebenezer                   Sep.19,1675  Before 1712
        No. 14 - Hannah                     Feb.25,1678
         m. Jeremiah Foster, of
         Long Island, NY.
        No. 15 - Hester                     Nov.10,1680
Oct.08, No. 16 - Mindwell                          1682  Mar.31,1762
 1702    m. Samuel Crittenden, of           Nov.01,1675  Dec.12,1745
         Guilford, CT.
May 28, No. 17 - Sarah                             1691  May 04,1775
 1713    m. Caleb Stone, son of             Nov.10,1685  May 28,1718
         Nathaniel and Mary (Bartlett)
         Stone.  They had three child-
         ren:  Caleb, Sarah and Rhoda.
 
END OF GENERATION THREE
 
BEGIN FOURTH GENERATION
Married                                           Birth        Death
         
Jul.20, No. 11 - JOHN MEIGS                        1670         1718
 1694    East Guilford, CT. Son of
         (8) Deacon John.  Deacon of
         First Congregational Church
         in 1707.  m. Rebecca, dau.                             1719
         of John and Rebecca
         (Bushnell) Hand.
Children
        No. 18 - John Vincent               Jul.10,1697  Nov.24,1767
        No. 19 - Stephen                    Oct.10,1699  May 31,1759
        No. 20 - Recompense                 Dec.11,1701  Apr.14,1760
        No. 21 - Irene                      Mar.10,1704
         m. Phebe Goodale
        No. 22 - Samuel                     Aug.22,1706  Sep.01,1751
        No. 23 - Phineas                    Sep.21,1708  May 19,1782
Dec.07, No. 24 - Sarah                      Dec.10,1713  Feb.06,1796
 1734    m. Benjamin Pratt, of                     1709
         Saybrook, CT.
May 18, No. 12 - JANNA MEIGS, of                   1672         1739
 1698    East Guilford, CT.  Son of
         (8) Deacon John.  Deputy Gov.
         of the Colony.  First Magis-
         trate of East Guilford and
         representative to the General
         Assembly of Connecticut. several
         terms; Captain of Guilford 
         Train-band, etc. m. Hannah,
         dau. of Josiah and Hannah                 1674  Jan.04,1749
         (Hosmer) Willard of
         Weathersfield, CT. 
Children
        No. 25 - Janna                      Apr.17,1699  Feb.12,1772
        No. 26 - Josiah                     May 14,1701  Dec.26,1774
            No. 27 - Jehiel                 Jun.11,1703  Mar.25,1780
        No. 28 - Hannah                     Aug.13,1705  May 20,1727
        No. 29 - Return                     Mar.16,1708  Jun.22,1782
Nov.28, No. 30 - Hester (Esther)            Dec.19,1709
 1733  m. Stephen Bishop. They              Oct.12,1708
         had nine children.
        No. 31 - Silence) Twins             Jan.05,1712  Jan.09,1712
        No. 32 - Submit )                   Jan.05,1712  Jan.16,1712
        No. 33 - Timothy                    Sep.19,1713  Sep.14,1751
        No. 34 - Eunice                     Oct.19,1715  
  
Oct.07, No. 13 - EBENEZER MEIGS, of                1675  Before 1712
 1700    Falmouth, MA. Son of (8)
         Deacon John, m. Mercy, dau.
         of William and Mercy (Robinson)
         Weeks of Falmouth, MA.
 
Children
 
        No. 35 - Thankful                   Sep.25,1701
         m. Samuel Fiske, of Falmouth, MA.
        No. 36 - Ebenezer                   Jun.01,1703
        No. 37 - Mercy                      Dec.11,1705
         m. John Weeks, of Falmouth, MA.
        No. 38 - Reuben                     Oct.21,1707
        No. 39 - Joseph                     Nov.17,1709
        No. 40 - Beriah                            1712
 
END OF GENERATION FOUR

BEGIN FIFTH GENERATION
Married                                           Birth        Death
         
Apr.07, No. 18 - JOHN V. MEIGS, of East            1697         1767
 1724    Guilford, CT.  Son of (11)
         Deacon John, m. Thankful,          Dec.12,1690
         dau. of Deacon Jonathan
         and Ann (Bradley) Murray. 
Children
        No. 41 - John                       Apr.29,1725         1770
        No. 42 - Ichabod                    Oct.03,1726  Jan.04,1727
        No. 43 - Waitstill (Unmarried)      Jul.03,1728  Dec.22,1749
        No. 44 - Asahel                     Feb.01,1730         1750
 
Jun.01, No. 19 - STEPHEN MEIGS, of East            1699         1759
 1731    Guilford, CT.  Son of (11)
         Deacon John, m. Jane, dau.                      Aug.08,1756
         of John Johnson of Norwich, CT. 
Children
        No. 45 - Ezekiel                    Jun.21,1733  Dec.19,1779
Sep.22, No. 46 - Irene                      Jun.21,1737  Feb.13,1816
 1756    m. Reuben Bartlett, of East        Mar.28,1738  Sep.19,1801
         Guilford, CT. They had 6
         children.
        No. 47 - Stephen (Unmarried)        Jun.01,1739         1761
        No. 48 - Jane                       Jul.22,1744  
 
May 03, No. 20 - RECOMPENSE MEIGS, of              1701         1760
 1727    East Guilford, CT.  Son of
         (11) Deacon John, m. Phoebe                     Dec.26,1771
         Goodale, of Bridgehampton, NY. 
Children
        No. 49 - Sylvanus                   Feb.13,1728  Apr.15,1753
Sep.27, No. 50 - Phoebe                     Feb.01,1730  
 1750    m. Aaron Grave, of Walpole, NH.
        No. 51 - Nathan                     Nov.05,1732  Before 1770
        No. 52 - Elias                      Apr.15,1735  May 22,1819
Apr.13, No. 53 - Abigail                    Mar.12,1738  Nov.30,1780
 1757    m. Hull Crampton, of               Mar.22,1735  Nov.21,1796
         Guilford, CT.  They
         had 8 children.                    
 
Nov.04, No. 22 - SAMUEL MEIGS, of                  1706         1751
 1731    East Guilford, CT.  Son
         of (11) Deacon John, m.
         1st, Mindwell, dau. of             Jun.06,1708  Sep.20,1750
         Samuel Norton of Guilford,
Mar.06,  CT.; m. 2nd, Abigail               Feb.15,1716  Jan.31,1803
 1751    Judd Evarts, widow of 
         Sidal Evarts.  She later
         married Ebenezer Dudley. 
Children
Jan.01, No. 54 - Rebecca                    Mar.04,1733
 1767    m. John Ward, of Chester                  1726  Jul.20,1810
         Society at Saybrook, CT.
         His second wife.
        No. 55 - Felix                      Oct.12,1735
May 02, No. 56 - Lydia. Had 4 children.     Mar.05,1739  Jun.14,1775
 1754    m. David Blatchley.                Aug.06,1722  Feb.03,1801 
            His 2nd wife. 
        No. 57 - Samuel                     Mar.14,1744  Sep.06,1751
        No. 58 - Mindwell                   Jun.14,1747  Aug.31,1751
 
Jan.31, No. 23 - PHINEAS MEIGS,                    1708        1782
 1739    of East Guilford, CT.
         Son of (11) Deacon John,
         Private, 6th Regiment,
         Lieut-Col. Wm. Douglass,
         Capt. Samuel Barker's
         Company, enlisted Feb.3,1777,
         discharged Feb.3,1780;
         Private in Gen. Daniel
         Waterbury's State Brigade,
         Capt. Nathaniel Edward's
         Company, enlisted Apr. 3,1781.
         Killed while in command of
         unit in a skirmish on
         seashore in East Guilford, 
         Mar. 19,1782.  m. Abigail          Nov.03,1719  Sep.14,1805
         Dudley. 
Children
Jan.04, No. 59 - Abigail                    Mar.12,1742  Mar.28,1825
 1764    m. Capt. Jehiel Meigs (81)
 
May 13, No. 25 - JANNA MEIGS,                      1699         1772
 1724    of Salisbury, CT. Son of
         (12) Capt. Janna, m. Eliza-
         bethd,  dau. of Ebenezer           Dec.07,1703         1775
         Dudley, of Guilford, CT.
Children
Mar.03, No. 60 - Sybil                      Apr.25,1725
 1745    m. Joseph Bradley, of              Jun.24,1720  Jun.12,1810
         Sunderland, VT. 10 children.       
Oct.25, No. 61 - Hannah                     Nov.20,1727  Feb.15,1751
 1749    m. Ebenezer Chittenden, of         Sep.11,1726  May 11,1812
         New Haven, CT. His first
         wife.  They had two children. 
        No. 62 - Nathaniel                  Aug.06,1729
Oct.04, No. 63 - Elizabeth                  Oct.17,1731  Oct.14,1817
 1749    m. Gov. Thomas Chittenden,
         of VT.. Had 10 Children.
Nov.09, No. 64 - Esther                     Mar.19,1734  Sep.08,1809
 1757   m. Ezra Wilcox, of Madison,         Oct.20,1728  Mar.14,1805
         CT.  They had seven children.
Sep.27, No. 65 - Prudence (Lydia?)          Jan.12,1737  Jun.14,1775
 1758    m. Thelus Ward.                    Apr.24,1737  Jul.24,1804
        No. 66 - Janna                      Feb.17,1739
        No. 67 - Simeon                     Jul.30,1741
         Kirkland's CT. Regiment.
         Enlisted May 5, 1777 for
         duration of the Revol. War.
        No. 68 - Bezai                      Sep.25,1743  Apr.09,1778
        No. 69 - Seth                       Mar.11,1746   After 1790
Jun.14, No. 26 - JOSIAH MEIGS,                     1701         1774
 1727    of East Guilford, CT.
         Son of (12) Capt. Janna.
         Deacon First Congregational
         Church from 1751 until 1753.
         Deputy to General Court of
         CT, 1767. m. Mary, dau. of         Oct.30,1704  Aug.06,1780
         Stephen & Sarah (Wright) Hand. 
Children
        No. 70 - Mary                       Apr.14,1728  Jul.24,1736
        No. 71 - An Infant                  Mar.16,1730  Aug.05,1730
Oct.31, No. 72 - Rachel                     Feb.26,1733  
 1750    m. Elihu Stevens                   Apr.08,1731  Jan.__,1814
Mar.16, No. 73 - Sarah                      Jan.14,1735
 1758    m. Martin Kirtland, of             Mar.31,1735  
         Saybrook, CT. 6 children.
Jan.08, No. 74 - Mary                       Jan.18,1737  Nov.06,1806
 1762    m. Deacon Levi Ward
        No. 75 - Eunice                     Feb.27,1739  
         m. Phineas Parmalee of
         Durham, CT.
        No. 76 - Josiah                     Oct.14,1740  Nov.16,1740
Jan.02, No. 77 - Lois                       Aug.28,1743  Apr.26,1826
 1771    m. Ambrose Ward, of
         Killingworth, CT.
Jun.28, No. 78 - Elizabeth (Betty)          Feb.03,1748
 1781    m. Jeremiah Hubbard of             Oct.27,1732  Mar.07,1814
         Middletown, CT. 4 children.
 
Sep.27, No. 27 - JEHIEL MEIGS,                     1703         1780
 1736    of East Guilford, CT.
         Son of (12) Capt. Janna,
         m. Lucy, dau. of Daniel            Jun.23,1713  Dec.08,1800
         Bartlett of Lynn, MA. 
Children
         No. 79 - Lucy                       Aug.18,1738  Aug.18,1738
Jul.14, No. 80 - Lucy                       Sep.21,1739  Jun.25,1778
 1756    m. Capt. Joseph Hand of          Jan.24,1723/4  Oct.29,1774
         East Guilford, CT. 4 children.   
        No. 81 - Jehiel                     Jul.06,1743  Dec.27,1776
Jan.01, No. 82 - Lucretia                   Jul.14,1745  
 1772    m. Reuben Rose, of 
         North Branford, CT.
        No. 83 - Daniel                     Jul.24,1747  May 12,1822
        No. 84 - Elihu                      Sep.21,1749  Sep.09,1827
        No. 85 - Lovisa                     Dec.21,1751         1824
         m. Capt. Edward Mulford 
         of North Branford, CT.
 
Feb.01, No. 29 - RETURN MEIGS                      1708         1782
 1732/3  of Middletown, CT.  Son of
         (12) Capt. Janna.  In 1745
         he was appointed Lieutenant of 
         the Second Company, or Train-
         band in the 6th CT Regiment;
         in 1747 was Representative
         to the General Assembly
         from Middletown. m. 1st,
         Elizabeth, dau. of John            Feb.12,1712  Sep.17,1762
         and Elizabeth (Partridge)
         Hamlin, of Middletown; m.
Mar.25,  2nd, Mrs. Jane (Juderine),
 1763    widow of Ephraim Doane.  No
         children by 2nd marriage. 
Children
        No. 86 - Elisha                     Jan.15,1734  Oct.10,1736
        No. 87 - Janna                      Sep.29,1735  Oct.04,1736
        No. 88 - Elizabeth                  Jul.15,1737  Apr.16,1740
        No. 89 - Elisha                     Oct.04,1739  Dec.22,1739
        No. 90 - Return Jonathan            Dec.17,1740  Jan.28,1823
        No. 91 - John                       Oct.09,1742  Oct.28,1751
        No. 92 - Giles                      Oct.29,1744  Nov.07,1824
        No. 93 - Josiah                     Nov.01,1746  Oct.29,1751
        No. 94 - Elizabeth                  Jan.25,1748  Aug.04,1753
        No. 95 - Timothy                    Feb.28,1750  Oct.28,1751
        No. 96 - Hannah                     Nov.21,1751  Jan.28,1753
        No. 97 - John                       Nov.21,1753  Nov.24,1826
        No. 98 - Josiah                     Aug.21,1757  Sep.04,1822
 
Sep.17, No. 33 - TIMOTHY MEIGS,                    1713         1751
 1735    of East Guilford, CT.  Son
         of (12) Janna.  Graduated from
         Yale in 1732; merchant, farmer,
         Deacon First Congregational
         Church from 1745 until his
         death.  m. Mary, dau. of John      Feb.15,1720  Mar.15,1788
         French, and granddaughter
         of the first Rector of Yale
         University. 
Children
Jan.18, No. 99 - Ruth                       May 01,1737  Jan.06,1814
 1755    m. Stephen Bradley of              Jan.12,1729  Jul.31,1803
         Sunderland, VT.  10 children.      
Dec.07, No. 100 - Mabel                     Apr.14,1739  Oct.20,1800
 1757    m. Nathaniel Lee of                Apr.11,1735
         Sunderland, VT.  8 children.       
        No. 101 - Statira                   Sep.14,1741         1779
         m. Dr. Elihu Bartlett of                  1742         1779
         Sunderland, VT.
        No. 102 - John French (unmarried)   Jan.20,1744  Nov.04,1767
        No. 103 - Mary                      Apr.25,1746 (In infancy)
        No. 104 - Hannah                    Dec.02,1748
         m. Samuel Bartlett of
         Chatham, CT.
        No. 105 - Timothy                   Mar.02,1751  Nov.13,1827
                                                        
        No. 36 - EBENEZER MEIGS of                 1703
         Rochester, MA.  Son of (13)
         Ebenezer.  m. 1st, Rebecca                      Nov.28,1738
         ______________; 2nd, Bathsheba?
         Snow.  She was the widow of
         Joshua Snow born Harwich, MA.
Children by First Wife
  1756  No. 106 - Miriam                     Nov.30,1727
         m. Samual Janne, 3rd
        No. 107 - Mercy                     Jan.24,1729
        No. 108 - John                      Oct.31,1732  May 18,1796
Jul.04, No. 109 - Susanna                 Feb.13,1734/5
 1758    m. Benjamin Hammond, Jr.
        No. 110 - Ebenezer) Twins         Feb.15,1736/7
        No. 111 - Joseph  )               Feb.15,1736/7  Apr.15,1739 
Children by Second Wife
Nov.23, No. 112 - Mary                   Mar.06,1739/40
 1769    m. Edminster Hammond
        No. 113 - Nathaniel                                     1791
Aug.22, No. 114 - Rebecca
 1764    m. Robert Clark
 
Oct.10, No. 38 - REUBEN MEIGS of                   1707
 1732    Barnstable, MA.  Son of
         (13) Ebenezer,  m. Rebecca. 
Children
Dec.03, No. 115 - Mary                      Sep.24,1733
 1761    m. Reuben Fish of
         Sandwich, MA.
        No. 116 - Hannah                    Mar.25,1735
Mar.25, No. 117 - Mercy                     Jan.29,1736
 1762    m. William Goodspeed of
         Barnstable, MA.
        No. 118 - Josiah                    Sep.03,1739
        No. 119 - Matthew                   Jul.18,1742  Jun.07,1824
        No. 120 - Ralph
 
        No. 39 - JOSEPH MEIGS of                   1709
         Falmouth, MA.  Son of            
         (13) Ebenezer.  m. Martha
         ________________________. 
Children
        No. 121 - Thankful                  Oct.06,1734
Apr.17, No. 122 - Marah                     Aug.30,1736
 1760    m. General Joseph Dimmick              1733/34
        No. 123 - Benjamin                  Oct.11,1741
        No. 124 - Joseph                    Jul.26,1743
        No. 125 - Jabez                   Mar.09,1744/5  Jun.__,1798
Feb.25, No. 126 - Martha                    Sep.17,1746
 1768    m. Jabez Robinson
        No. 126A - Thankful                 Jan.14,1749
         m. Ebenezer Hatch
  
END OF GENERATION FIVE

BEGIN SIXTH GENERATION
Married                                           Birth        Death
         
Jan.21, No. 41 - DR. JOHN MEIGS of                 1725         1770  
 1744    Bethlehem, CT.  Son of (18)
         John.  m. Rebecca Clark of                1726  Aug.01,1795
         Bethlehem, CT.  Was a physician
         in Bethlehem society.  He was
         a man of good reputation,
         skillful in his profession
         and had an extensive practice.
         In his will he gave his
         "medical and surgical books"
         to his son Abner. 
Children
Dec.15, No. 127 - Irene                     Sep.21,1745
 1763    m. Elisha Clark
        No. 128 - Abner                     Jun.12,1747         1835
        No. 129 - Sarah                     Dec.10,1750  Jan.09,1751
        No. 130 - Waitstill                 Apr.18,1752  Nov.16,1760
        No. 131 - Rebecca                   Mar.05,1755  Mar.04,1782
        No. 132 - Phineas                   Jul.11,1760  Aug.12,1805
        No. 133 - Jesse                     Mar.07,1763   After 1837
     
Dec.31, No. 45 - EZEKIEL MEIGS of                  1733         1779
 1755    Killingworth, and Middletown,
         CT.  Son of (19) Stephen.
         m. Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel       Dec.20,1731  Feb.11,1773
         and Mehitabel (Boreman)     
         Seward, of Bristol, CT.
Children
        No. 134 - Jane                      Dec.05,1756
         m. Benjamin Leete                  Jan.17,1753         1827
        No. 135 - Phineas                   Jan.21,1759  Jan.25,1820
        No. 136 - Sarah                     Sep.15,1761  Feb.02,1853
         m. Thomas Foster                   Nov.02,1762  Dec.04,1824
        No. 137 - Stephen (Unmarried)       Oct.20,1763  Jul.02,1824
        No. 138 - A daughter                Aug.14,1766  Aug.14,1766
        No. 139 - A child                   Nov.__,1767  Nov.__,1767
        No. 140 - Thankful                  Apr.10,1769
        No. 140a - Rachel
        No. 141 - Huldah
 
Dec.03, No. 49 - SYLVANUS MEIGS of                 1728         1753
 1751    East Guilford, CT.  Son
         of (20) Recompense.  m. Lydia                   Jun.14,1775
         Franklin of Killingworth, CT. 
Child
        No. 142 - Sylvanus                  Nov.18,1752  Mar.24,1778
 
        No. 51 - NATHAN MEIGS of                   1732  Before 1770
         East Guilford, CT.  Son
         of (20) Recompense.  m. Lucy              1730  Dec.28,1816
         (Starr) Dudley, widow of 
         Simeon Dudley and dau. of
         Jonathan Starr.  Nathan 
         left her.  She later married:
         1st _______________ Devins,
         2nd _______________ Wilcox.
Child
        No. 143 - Nathan                    Feb.01,1758  May 07,1810
 
Jan.13, No. 52 - ELIAS MEIGS of                    1735         1819
 1759    East Guilford, CT.  Son
         of (20) Recompense.  m.
         Rachel dau. of Josiah              Dec.12,1736  Oct.01,1825
         and Hannah (Chittenden)
         Bishop.  Private in
         Capt. Vail's Company of
         CT. Guards, Apr.10,1781
         to Jan.01,1782. 
Children
        No. 144 - Rhoda                     Jul.07,1760  Nov.19,1817
         m. Samuel Tyler                                 Apr.23,1826
        No. 145 - Rachel                    Oct.30,1762  Nov.13,1836
         m. Ashbel Crampton
        No. 146 - Abel                      Jul.19,1765  Aug.19,1843
May 07, No. 147 - Olive                     Oct.15,1767  Apr.27,1848
 1792    m. Caleb Fowler of                 Dec.31,1755
         Burton, OH. His second wife.
        No. 148 - Anson                     Jun.10,1770  Jun.04,1772
        No. 149 - Phoebe                    Sep.09,1772  Nov.19,1803
         m. Nathan Wilcox
        No. 150 - Hannah                    Apr.30,1775
         m. Jude Smith of
         Madison, CT.  His second wife.
Feb.05, No. 151 - Irene                     Oct.05,1777  Feb.09,1868
 1797    m. Thomas Shelley                               May 11,1848
 
        No. 55 - FELIX MEIGS of East               1735
         Guilford, CT. Member of The
         Congr. church in New Haven, VT.
         on 9-29-1800. Son of (22) Samuel.
         m. Jarusha ___________________.    Feb.17,1740 
Children
        No. 152 - Mindwell                  Mar.05,1758
         m. 1st. Thaddeus Frisbie
         m. 2nd. John Willard
Apr.20, No. 153 - Sylvia                    May 27,1760  Sep.07,1849
 1777    m. Stephen Cook                    Mar.03,1755  Sep.28,1829
	 They had 12 children and settled
	 in Chateaugay New York.
Feb.17, No. 154 - Maria                     Sep.16,1763
 1784    m. Timothy Pond of Plymouth
         Town (Waterbury), CT.
        No. 155 - Samuel                    Sep.14,1770
 
Jan.02, No. 62 - NATHANIEL MEIGS of                1729
 1752    Sunderland and Guilford,
         VT.  Son of (25) Janna.
         m. Azenath dau. of Daniel
         and Sarah (Stone) Bishop,
         of East Guilford, CT.
Children
        No. 156 - Benjamin Stone            Oct.08,1753  Aug.17,1835
        No. 157 - Phineas                   May 19,1755  Dec.17,1755
Sep.26, No. 158 - Anne                      Aug.13,1757  Jan.09,1828
 1779    m. Gilbert Bradley, son of         Sep.09,1756  Apr.10,1835
         (60) Sybil (Meigs) Bradley.
        No. 159 - Azubah                    Sep.26,1759
        No. 160 - Timothy (Unmarried)              1761
        No. 161 - Daniel Bishop             Jan.13,1763  Dec.19,1849
Jan.16, No. 66 - JANNA MEIGS of                    1739
 1764    Salisbury, CT.  Son of
         (25) Janna.  m. Rebecca,           Apr.24,1734
         dau. of Deacon Benjamin
         and Rebecca Whiting, of
         Wallingford, CT.
Children
        No. 162 - Lucina                    Mar.08,1765  Jan.24,1848
         m. David Daniels of
         Salisbury, CT.  Later moved
         to Deerfield, OH.
        No. 163 - Lurania                   Jan.21,1768
         m. William Palmeter 
        No. 164 - Rebecca                   Mar.23,1770  Jun.24,1850
         m. George Anson Ives of
         Norfolk, CT.
        No. 165 - Julius                    Dec.01,1771  Jan.31,1849
        No. 166 - Whiting                   Sep.21,1775  Oct.11,1855
        No. 67 - SIMEON MEIGS of                   1741
         Williston Town, VT.  m.
         ______________________.
 
        No. 69 - SETH MEIGS of                     1746   After 1790
         Albany, NY.  Son of (25)
         Janna.  1st and 2nd Regiments
         of the NY. Line and 8th
         Regiment of Militia of Albany
         County, NY.  m. Jemima Von
         Boskerk, widow of William Van
         Loan, of Athens, NY.
Children
        No. 167 - John                      Dec.27,1784  Aug.20,1864
        No. 167A - Jenny                    Dec.27,1784
 
Jan.04, No. 81 - JEHIEL MEIGS of                   1743         1776
 1764    East Guilford, CT.  Son of
         (27) Capt. Jehiel.  Ensign at
         Lexington Alarm, served 5 days;
         Capt. 7th Regiment Infantry, 
         Col. Andrew Ward; enlisted May
         14,1776.  m. (59) Abigail,         Mar.12,1742  Mar.08,1825
         dau. of (23) Phineas Meigs. 
Children
        No. 168 - Phineas                   Jan.22,1769  Apr.07,1851
        No. 169 - Lucretia                  May 25,1771  Jan.12,1849
         m. Usher Conklin of East
         Guilford, CT.
        No. 170 - Fanny (Unmarried)         Mar.23,1774  Sep.10,1845
 
        No. 83 - DANIEL MEIGS of                   1747         1822
         East Guilford, CT.  Son of
         (27) Capt. Jehiel.  Sergt. in
         Lexington Alarm, served 5 days;
         Sergt. in Capt. Peter Vail's
         Company, enlisted on Apr.10,1781,
         served 8 months, 20 days.  m.
         1st, Chloe Scranton; m. 2nd,                    May 19,1788
 1790   Millicent Hopson of North           Aug.04,1756  Apr.12,1828
         Madison, CT.
Children by First Wife
        No. 171 - Artemesia                 Feb.25,1770  Oct.11,1812
 1788    m. Daniel Hand                     Apr.24,1763  Jan.15,1821
         They had eleven children,      
         among them Judge George 
         Edward Hand of Detroit, 
         and Daniel Hand, who gave
         nearly a million and a half
         dollars to the American
         Missionary Association for
         Negro education.
        No. 172 - Jonathan                  Sep.14,1771  Mar.25,1853
        No. 173 - Jehiel                    Apr.06,1777  Apr.03,1812
        No. 174 - Daniel                    Apr.09,1779  Aug.09,1826 
Children by Second Wife
        No. 175 - A son                     Feb.02,1791  Feb.02,1791
        No. 176 - William                   Apr.27,1792  May 21,1792
        No. 177 - Harry                     Jul.05,1793  Nov.16,1793
        No. 178 - Deborah Hopson            Nov.04,1794  Sep.12,1796
Mar.08, No. 179 - Deborah Hopson            May 24,1797  Dec.07,1859
 1821    m. Dr. Reynold Webb of East        Jan.03,1791  Jul.01,1856
         Guilford, CT.  2 children.       
         Their second child, Catherine,
         married Col. Vincent Meigs Wilcox.
 
        No. 84 - ELIHU MEIGS of East               1749         1827
 1771    Guilford, CT.  Son of (27)
         Jehiel.  m. Elizabeth Rich.               1754  Sep.01,1826
Children
        No. 180 - Benjamin Hart             Jan.23,1772  Jul.16,1774
        No. 181 - John                      Nov.27,1773  Aug.14,1848
        No. 182 - Lucy                      Sep.28,1775  Mar.05,1852
         m. Gamaliel Conklin                
        No. 183 - Benjamin Hart             Dec.28,1777
        No. 184 - Elihu                     Jan.21,1780  May 23,1806
        No. 185 - Lovisa (Unmarried)        Jan.17,1782  Aug.15,1801
        No. 186 - Josiah                    May 23,1784
        No. 187 - Edmund                    Oct.03,1786  Apr.20,1856
        No. 188 - Elizabeth                 May 10,1790
         m. Joseph Frasier                  
        No. 189 - Lucretia (Unmarried)      Aug.31,1792  Jul.31,1847
        No. 190 - Bezaleel Ives             Aug.04,1794  Sep.26,1870
         m. Eliza Dowd
 
Feb.14, No. 90 - RETURN JONATHAN MEIGS,            1740         1823
 1765    1st. of Middletown, CT.  Son of
Dec.22,  (29) Return.  Ensign, Lieut. and
 1774    Captain in CT. Militia before
         Revolution.  Col. of the 6th CT.
         Infantry.  After war, he was
         one of the first settlers of OH.
         Federal Agent to the Cherokee's in
         TN., where he died.  m. 1st,
         Joanna Winborn of Middletown,                   Oct.30,1773
         CT.; 2nd, Grace Starr of           Jan.28,1740  Oct.10,1807
         Middletown, CT. 
Children by First Wife
        No. 191 - Return Jonathan, 2nd      Nov.17,1765  Mar.29,1825
        No. 192 - Joanna                    Oct.21,1766  Jun.20,1825
         m. 1st, Janna Hand of East         Sep.28,1761  Aug.02,1794
         Guilford, CT.  Son of
         Capt. Joseph and (80) Lucy
         (Meigs) Hand, of East Guil-
         ford, CT.
         m. 2nd, William Hart of New
         Britain, CT.                               1772  Aug.02,1836
        No. 193 - Mary                      Jan.12,1769         1799
         m. Rev. Mr. Miner
        No. 194 - John                      Mar.09,1771  Jul.04,1808 
Children by Second Wife
        No. 195 - Elizabeth                 Nov.22,1775  Dec.22,1775
        No. 196 - Richard Montgomery        Oct.04,1777  Jul.22,1785
        No. 197 - Timothy                   Sep.28,1782  Oct.16,1815
 
Oct.13, No. 92 - GILES MEIGS of Middletown,        1744         1824
 1768    CT.  Son of (29) Return.  Lieut.
         in State Militia, 1st Company, 23rd
Jun.08,  Regiment (May, 1777).  m. 1st,                  Sep.25,1775
 1777    Experience Allen; m. 2nd, Anna           c1741  Apr.25,1825
         (Pinto) Green. 
Children by First Wife
        No. 198 - Elizabeth                 Jul.14,1769
        No. 199 - Giles                     Feb.14,1771  Oct.14,1775
        No. 200 - Hannah                    Apr.13,1772  Jul.08,1779
Oct.29, No. 201 - Lucy                      Feb.26,1775
 1796    m. Allyn Southmayd of
         Middletown, CT.
Children by Second Wife
Sep.27, No. 202 - Anna                      Mar.19,1778
 1798    m. Joseph Boardman of
         Middletown, CT.
        No. 203 - Giles                     Jul.22,1779  Sep.12,1822
        No. 204 - Hannah                    Sep.27,1781
        No. 205 - Sally                     Jan.22,1783
         m. Richard Rand of
         Middletown, CT.
        No. 206 - Mehitable                 Oct.13,1786         1875
 1808    m. Rev. Noah Porter of
         Farmington, CT.
Jan.18, No. 97 - JOHN MEIGS of                     1753         1826
 1781    New Hartford, CT.  Son of
         (29) Return.  In revol. war:
         Ensign, Jan.1,1777; Adjutant,
         Apr.22,1778; Lieut. in Caleb
         Bull's Company, May 16,1778;
         Captain in Col. S.B.Webb's
         3rd Regiment of CT. Line
         from 1781 through end of war.
         Lieut., Captain and Brigade
         Major in Regular Army and in
         the war of 1812.  m. Elizabeth,    Jul.03,1755  Mar.05,1847
         dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth
         (Lord) Henshaw.  Wife Elizabeth
         is buried on the bank of the
         CT. River at Middletown, where
         a large red sandstone monument
         marks her grave. 
Children
        No. 207 - Return John               Aug.30,1782  Aug.10,1851
        No. 208 - Benjamin Henshaw          Mar.27,1784  Dec.11,1818
        No. 209 - Elizabeth Lord            Dec.08,1785  Apr.28,1792
        No. 210 - Richard Montgomery        Aug.08,1787  Jan.12,1884
Mar.08, No. 211 - Sarah (Sally) Maria       Apr.28,1789  Mar.25,1865
 1827    m. Dr. Erastus William of
         Knox, NY.
Nov.25, No. 212 - Esther Loper              Feb.24,1791  Mar.18,1865
 1804    m. 1st, Solomon Lusk
         m. 2nd, Thomas Lee
        No. 213 - Joseph Henshaw            May 18,1793  Oct.21,1880
        No. 214 - George Lord               Feb.23,1796  Nov.23,1857

Jan.21, No. 98 - JOSIAH MEIGS of                   1757         1822
 1782    Washington, D.C.  Son of
         (29) Return.  B.A. Yale, 1778,
         and later Professor there.  
         First President University of
         Georgia; Commissioner, General
         Land Office, Washington, D.C.,
         etc.  m. Clara, dau. of Col.       May 15,1762  Aug.13,1849
         John Benjamin of Stratford, CT. 
Children
        No. 215 - Henry                     Oct.28,1782  May 20,1861
        No. 216 - Clara                     Sep.18,1784  Jul.17,1853
 1801    m. Hon. John Forsyth of                         Oct.21,1841
         GA.  Secretary of
         State under Presidents
         Jackson and Van Buren.
        No. 217 - Julia                     Apr.01,1787  Oct.26,1787
        No. 218 - Samuel William (Unmar.)   Dec.01,1788  Jul.21,1818
        No. 219 - Charles Delucena          Feb.19,1792  Jun.22,1869
        No. 220 - Sea (Born at sea)         May 19,1794  May __,1794
        No. 221 - Julianna                  Jul.18,1795  Jul.18,1808
        No. 222 - Ezra Stiles (Unmarried)   Aug.08,1801         1842
        No. 223 - John Benjamin             Jun.08,1808  Dec.18,1898
Sep.28, No. 105 - TIMOTHY MEIGS of                 1751         1827
 1773    East Guilford, CT.  Son
         of (33) Timothy.  m. Eliz-
         abeth Stone.                       Mar.05,1751  May 23,1842 
Children

        No. 224 - Mary                      May 02,1775  Oct.26,1809
         m. Benjamin Hart
        No. 225 - John French               Aug.02,1776  Apr.15,1836
Apr.14, No. 226 - Elizabeth                 Dec.25,1778  Dec.15,1843
 1800    m. John Morse Hall, they           May 25,1775  Dec.11,1837
         had eight children.
        No. 227 - Hannah                    Mar.18,1782
         m. Curtis Wilcox
        No. 228 - Abigail ) Twins           Jan.23,1785  Mar.10,1865
        No. 228A- A son   )                 Jan.23,1785  Jan.23,1785
        No. 229 - Anna Statira              Feb.__,1791  Nov.02,1791
May.28, No. 108 - JOHN MEIGS of                    1732         1796
 1761    Rochester, MA.  Son of
         (36) Ebenezer.  m. Alice           Mar.28,1740  May 14,1820
         Dexter.

Children
        No. 230 - Gideon                    Aug.17,1762   In infancy
        No. 231 - Ephraim                   Nov.11,1765  Sep.07,1812
        No. 232 - Caleb                     Feb.08,1767  Sep.23,1814
        No. 233 - Joseph                    Sep.11,1776  Sep.23,1846
Feb.17, No. 110 - EBENEZER MEIGS of              1736/7
 1765    Rochester, MA.  Son of
         (36) Ebenezer.  m. 1st, Mercy
         Crowell of Chatham, MA.;
         m. 2nd, Persis Robinson. 
Children
        No. 234 - Rebecca                   Jan.31,1772
         m. Reuben Tinkham
        No. 235 - Ebenezer                  Jun.07,1773
        No. 236 - Robinson                  Nov.14,1774
        No. 237 - Anson                     May 31,1776  Jul.__,1852
        No. 238 - Reuben                    Mar.21,1779
        No. 239 - John                      Jun.17,1782
        No. 240 - Mary Ann                  Mar.08,1784
 1809    m. David Lynn.  He later           Sep.20,1786  Oct.22,1865
         married Betsey Russell.
        No. 241 - Jabez                     Dec.11,1786   After 1871
        No. 242 - Susanna                   Jan.29,1789
 1808    m. Stephen Weymouth
Oct.07, No. 113 - NATHANIEL MEIGS of                            1791
 1764    Vassalboro, ME.  Son of (36)    
Nov.12,  Ebenezer.  m. 1st, Lucy Cushing 
 1769    of Marshfield, MA.; m. 2nd,
May 24,  Hannah Holmes; m. 3rd, Mary
 1777    Wyatt, of Falmouth, MA.
Children by Second Wife
Jul.20, No. 242A - Mary Holmes                     1771  Mar.12,1855
 1792    m. James Hinkley                                       1854
Nov.26, No. 242B - Rebecca
 1807    m. David Bragg 
Children by Third Wife

 1802  No. 243 - Hannah                     Oct.17,1778  Oct.16,1852
         m. Isaac Bragg                     Sep.__,1780  Aug.04,1844
        No. 244 - Abigail                          1781  Sep.11,1843
         m. David Lampson                          1775  Jun.26,1859
        No. 245 - Nathaniel                 Mar.04,1783
        No. 246 - Ebenezer                  Feb.19,1785  Aug.13,1845
 1811   No. 247 - Keziah
         m. John Brown
 
        No. 119 - MATTHEW MEIGS of                 1742         1824
         Sandwich, MA.  Son of (38)
         Reuben.  m. Jean _______________.
Children
        No. 248 - Hannah (Unmarried)        May 23,1768        c1855
        No. 249 - Ansel                     Oct.22,1769  Jul.__,1856
        No. 250 - Asa                       Apr.29,1774         1860
        No. 251 - Jonathan (Unmarried)      Mar.17,1776
        No. 252 - Rebecca                   Jun.01,1780
         m. Abner Hoxie of Sandwich, MA.

May 11, No. 120 - RALPH MEIGS of
 1769    Sandwich, MA.  Son of
         (38) Reuben.  Lieut. in
         Revol. War and War
         of 1812.  m. Temperance                         Aug.__,1825
         Crocker of Barnstable, MA.
Children
        No. 253 - Deborah
         m. Ezekiel Crocker
        No. 254 - Zylphia                   
         m. Lemuel Jones of 
         Barnstable, MA.
        No. 255 - Mercy
         m. Reuben Crocker of 
         Barnstable, MA.
        No. 256 - Seth                             1783  Jun.29,1862
        No. 257 - Josiah                                 Sep.10,1851
 
Feb.23, No. 123 - BENJAMIN MEIGS of                1741
 1766    Falmouth, MA.  Son of
         (39) Joseph.  m. Ruth Jenkins.
  
Nov.24, No. 125 - JABEZ MEIGS of                 1744/5        1798
 1768    Falmouth, MA.  Son of
         (39) Joseph.  m. Susanna
         Dimmock.
 
 END OF GENERATION SIX

 

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