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~~Penfield Tavern ~~ Flouring / Grist Mill ~~


Scan of a 1984 Town Clerk booklet cover.
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Sun Tavern, on the Fairfield Green, was built about 1780, replacing an earlier Sun Tavern, burnt during the British raid of 1779. The Tavern was operated by Samuel Penfield (younger brother of ancestor, James Penfield) , who acquired the property in 1761. George Washington stayed at the Tavern the night of October 16, 1789, during a presidential tour of New England. The building, which had an early ballroom on the third floor, remained a tavern until Penfield’s death in 1811, after which it passed through several owners as a private home. It was purchased by Robert Manuel Smith in 1885 and remained in the Smith family until 1977. The following year, it was acquired by the Town of Fairfield and was used as the Town Historian’s residence into the early 1990s. Still owned by the town, Sun Tavern has been recently restored and is now managed as a historic site by the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

Presumably, the easy access to products of his father's/brother's mill assisted in providing a reliable (and hopefully, high quality) offering of foodstuffs at the Tavern.


Interesting that this postcard seems to indicate the tavern was left standing after the burning of Fairfield.
It also incorrectly marks 1776 as the year of the burning.
Apparently the porch and shutters were later additions.

Timeline

Sun Tavern, Samuel Penfield (younger brother of ancestor, James Penfield) , acquired the property on the Fairfield Green
in 1761. The "pre-burning" Sun Tavern was built some time after this date. The Tavern was operated by Samuel Penfield
and was burnt during the British raid of 1779. The Sun Tavern pictured in the postcard was built about 1780, to
replace the earlier Tavern.



1750 March Peter Penfield given liberty to erect a grist mill on Ash-House Creek
near the mouth of the Unquowa River.



Black Rock was a very important harbor for Connecticut and retained its importance for decades.
This 1843 reference tags Black Rock Harbor as one of the top 2 harbors in Connecticut.

1776
Peter Penfield was a First Lieutenant as part of the first battalion sent for The Relief of New York,
under the command of Col. Gold Sellick Silliman in 1776.


After 1779 I believe of Old Society included Black Rock.

Which Samuel Penfield?

Is this the same Moss Kent connected with Northrops in Litchfield area? More below.


History of Black Rock


History of Black Rock


History of Black Rock

1761 map (History of Black Rock) shows Peter Penfield just on the now-Fairfield side of Ash Creek.

Where was Penfield Mills on a modern map? This is approximate, but it was on the (now) Fairfield side by the Marina.

PENFIELD REEF. This natural breakwater pushes into the Sound a distance of two miles or more from the bend of the beach midway between Grover's Hill and the Southport harbour. A considerable portion of the ancient meadow land has become submerged since the days when little Benjamin Silliman ran away from his teacher, and in company with other truants came near losing his life by reason of the rising tide, which cut them off from the shore. This narrow, rocky reef—a favorite resort of the clam—haunted by Indians and pioneers, each in their day—has been the scene of various wrecks, catastrophes, perils and deaths. The lighthouse near the extreme end now warns ships when they approach the treacherous ledges. In wild storms the Penfield Reef Light is sometimes almost submerged by the force of the waves, and the keeper has been a prisoner in the place through many anxious, distressful nights

https://ia600207.us.archive.org/26/items/fairfieldancient00chil/fairfieldancient00chil.pdf
Fairfield Ancient and Modern

Coordinates41.117°N 73.235°W
Penfield Reef is a partially submerged reef that extends a mile into Long Island Sound from the coast of Fairfield, Connecticut. The reef is one of the most dangerous areas of Long Island Sound and continues to menace boaters despite the presence of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse. The area was a peninsula a few centuries ago, gradually worn down to a series of islands and eventually to a shoal. Sand and stones collected from the reef for use as ballast on ships contributed to the rapid erosion. Cows once grazed on the peninsula, and two of the groups of rocks were later named "Cows" and "Calves" in recognition of the early history. The reef is known as an ideal fishing spot for bluefishflounderand striped bass. It was the site of the first civilian (and also the first winch) helicopter rescue.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penfield_Reef

:In 1864, the steamer Rip Van Winkle ran into the rocks with a large number of passengers and a major tragedy was narrowly averted.  In the winter of 1866-67 alone, four more vessels ran into the shoal.  Local merchants and mariners clamored for a lighthouse to guide vessels safely around the treacherous area. 

Captain D. C. Constable of the Lighthouse Board called the Cows “the most dangerous locality, during fogs and snow-storms, upon Long Island sound.” Benjamin Penfield, who had been navigating the sound for 40 years, added, “Vessels are stranded here every year, and our increasing commerce calls attention to something so important for its protection.”

Tradition holds that this was once solid land that supported the pasturing of cattle, hence the names “Cows” and “Calves” for two prominent rocky parts of the shoal. " ... The extreme end of the shoal is marked by three points, which are known as the Cows, Huncher Rock, and Penfield Reef.  On Huncher Rock is the Black Rock beacon. . .

Video showing portion of reef to lighthouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poTFBFejluM

renovation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9GpMTmIDRs


 

  • ID: I422
  • Peter PENFIELD 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • b. 13 SEP 1743 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut 4 5 1
  • b. 25 SEP 1743 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut 6
  • Title: Capt.
  • Census: 1790 New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut 7
  • Census: 1800 New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut 8
  • Event: Military service Revolutionary War
  • Death: 12 JAN 1812 in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York 5 9
  • Death: 28 JAN 1812 in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York 10 11
  • Burial: Harpersfield Cemetery
  • Note: 1st Lieutenant Silliman's Connecticut State Regiment, July to December, 1776; Captain Connecticut Militia,
    1777-1778.

From AGBI Vol 134 p9: Reference: Survey of the Scovils or Scovills in Eng. and Amer. By Homer Worthington Brainard. Hartford, Ct. 1915. (586p.):314 Thatcher-Thatcher gen. By John R. Totten. New York. 1910-18. (842p.):196, 356, 359-60 Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 5 Jan 1931, 897 History of Woodstock, Ct. Gen. Of Woodstock fams. By Clarence Winthrop Bowen. Norwood, Ms. 1930-43. (8v.) V.1 is the hist. And the other 7 v. are gens. Each v. paged and indexed separately.).8:434

and

Rolls and lists of Ct. Men in the Rev. 1775-1783. Ed. By Albert C. Bates. Hartford, Ct., 1901-1909. (Vols. 8 and 12 of the "Collections" of the Ct. Hist. Soc.) (2v.).8:196, 208, 224; 12:154

From History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Volume 3 page 251:

PENFIELD, PETER (s/o Peter)
Pension Files, W 16679, Hannah, widow of Peter
Delaware County, N. Y., 3 Dec. 1836. Hannah [Hannah Lewis Penfield] Penfield of Harpersfield, aged 92 yrs., widow of Peter Penfield, a Capt. in the Revolutionary War. Her memory of the details is not exact, but he was absent from home in service a considerable part of the time. Was absent in N. Y. during a Winter season, and also in a Summer season. Her maiden name was Hannah Lewis; married at Fairfield, date forgotten. Peter died at Harpersfield at a forgotten date.

3 Dec. 1836. Cyrenus Gibbs, aged 68, Harpersfield, N. Y., where he had resided since 1789, deposed that Peter Penfield and wife moved to said town in 1805. Was well acquainted with Peter who was reputed to have been an officer in the Revolutionary War.

James Ells of Harpersfield, aged 58 yrs., moved to said town in 1803. The Penfields moved there in 1805, etc.

Copy of Act providing for raising Conn. troops.

Amos Stevens of New Fairfield, aged 80, knew Peter Penfield; he removed from Fairfield to New Fairfield previous to Revolutionary War, and Hannah his wife was with him. Peter served, Fall 1777, 6 weeks, as Capt. under Col. Joseph P. Cooke. Deponent was private in said Co. In Summer 1779, the Co. again called to service, 6 weeks at Crump Pond. Deponent also served, Capt

Mary Hobart of Fairfield, born and always lived there. Knew Peter Penfield (2) who married Hannah Lewis. He was son of Peter Penfield, and was married long before his father's death in Fairfield. She also knew his wife well, who visited at her home before the war, etc. He was called Capt. Peter.

Peter Penfield Jr. and Hannah Lewis were married 1 Aug. 1763 by Noah Hobart, V. D. M. First Congregational Record, certified 9 Nov. 1836, by Rev. Lyman H. Atwater.

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PETER PENFIELD AND HANNAH WERE IN NEW FAIRFIELD BY 1785 with sons David & Joseph

NEW FAIRFIELD TOWN RESOURCES

The town of New Fairfield is situated in the northern part of Fairfield County. It's bounded on the north by Sherman, on the east by Litchfield County and the town of Brookfield, on the south by Danbury and on the west by Putnam County, New York.

The town was granted to twelve proprietors, who purchased 31,000 acres of land from Chief Squantz of the Scatacook Indians.These proprietors made a division and allotment of the land and surveyed it about 1736-1737. The town of New Fairfield was incorporated in 1740. It is now a town of about 13,000 citizens.

Among the early residents were Medack Rogers, Jeroe Scudder, Thomas Burse, the Beasleys, the Penfields, the Treadwells and Amos R. Stevens.The Kelloggs were early and prominent settlers. [1]
http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/newfairfield/newff_index.htm

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...In October 1707, the Connecticut General Assembly granted to Nathan Gold and Peter Burr, of Fairfield, and their associates, a certain tract of land for a township, located on the western border of the state....The twelve men who purchased the land from the Indians where Capt. Nathan Gold, Gideon Allin, Samuel Wolson, Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Jennings, John Barlow, Capt. John Walkeman, Ebenezer Burr, Jonathan Sturges, Moses Dimon, Joseph Wakeman and Thomas Edwards. They were known as the "proprietors."
http://colonialwarsct.org/new_fairfield.htm

Penfield, Lewis & Ada his wife admitted Oct 1 1797
Penfield, Peter, Annual meeting of Inhabitants of the Presbyterian Society in New Fairfield,
re-opened meeting Nov 26, 1804
Penfield, Peter, Capt., taken into the church Sept 11 1875
Penfield, Capt., Hannah his wife and sons David & Joseph, Baptized Sept 11 1785
Penfield, Peter, committee to get out Shingles & Cooper stuff on church land to pay taxes. Nov 2 1803
Penfield, Thaddeus admitted Nov 1 1795

http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/newfairfield/ffchurch.htm

  • Change Date: 23 MAR 2012 at 13:28:06

    Father: Peter PENFIELD b: 14 JUL 1702 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island 
    Mother: Mary ALLEN b: 6 AUG 1708 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut

    Marriage 1 Hannah LEWIS b: 16 OCT 1744 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • m. 1 AUG 1763 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut 5 1 12 13 14
    • Note: John Thacher's will states: "...to the children of dau Fear LEWIS dec'd as followeth: to Elisabeth PENFIELD, six shillings within the year of my decease and the like sum to each of the others as they arrive to the age of twenty one years..."
    • Change Date: 21 AUG 2009
    Children
    1. Has No Children Abigail PENFIELD b: 4 MAR 1764 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    2. Has No Children Lewis PENFIELD b: 9 NOV 1765 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    3. Has No Children Sarah PENFIELD b: 2 SEP 1767 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
      [apparently moved to New Fairfield by 1770 & family remained there through the war.]
    4. Has No Children Peter PENFIELD b: 27 MAR 1770 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    5. Has Children Ebenezer PENFIELD b: 26 FEB 1773 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    6. Has No Children Nancy PENFIELD b: 1775 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    7. Has No Children David PENFIELD b: 12 AUG 1779 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    8. Has No Children Joseph PENFIELD b: BEF 7 OCT 1781 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    9. Has Children Joseph PENFIELD b: 22 JUL 1785 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
    10. Has No Children Benjamin PENFIELD b: 19 JAN 1787 in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut


Sources:

  1. Author: Penfield, Florence Bentz
    Title: Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield
    Abbrev: Penfield Descendants
    Publication: Reading, PA; Harris Press, 1963
    Date: 6 JAN 2012
    Page: 9
  2. Author: Frederick A. Virkus
    Title: FTM Family Archive CD #200: Compendium of American Genealogy 1600s-1800s
    Page: 413
  3. Title: Bateham / Penfield Family Register
    Note: 
    Received copy from Sandra Carr 14 Sep 2002.
    Date: 5 AUG 2009
    Page: 10
  4. Author: Schott, Nancy E.
    Title: Barbour Collection: Fairfield 1639-1850
    Publication: 1998
    Repository:

    Name: Ancestry.com
    Date: 29 APR 2013


    Date: 29 MAY 2011
    Page: 106

  5. Author: Jacobus, Donald Lines
    Title: Families of Old Fairfield
    Repository:

    Name: Ancestry.com
    Date: 29 APR 2013


    Date: 25 JUN 2011
    Page: 2:753

  6. Title: Bateham / Penfield Family Register
    Note: 
    Received copy from Sandra Carr 14 Sep 2002.
    Date: 5 AUG 2009
    Page: p. 10
  7. Title: 1790 US Census CT-Fairfield-New Fairfield PeterPenfield
    Publication: Roll M637_1; Image: 0420
    Date: 4 AUG 2009
  8. Title: 1800 US Census CT-Fairfield-New Fairfield PeterPenfield
    Publication: Roll 1; Page: 98; Image: 55
    Date: 8 AUG 2009
  9. Title: Bateham / Penfield Family Register
    Note: 
    Received copy from Sandra Carr 14 Sep 2002.
    Date: 5 AUG 2009
    Page: 11
  10. Author: Penfield, Florence Bentz
    Title: Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield
    Abbrev: Penfield Descendants
    Publication: Reading, PA; Harris Press, 1963
    Date: 6 JAN 2012
    Page: p. 9
  11. Author: Compiled from several sources and submitted by Annette Campbell
    Title: Harpersfield Cemetery Records
    Text: Peter Penfield, Deacon d. Jan 28, 1812 Age 68y
    Hannah Penfield d. Sept 15, 1839 Age 95y wife of Deacon Peter
  12. Title: Mayflower Vital Records, Deeds and Wills, 1600s-1900s
    Publication: Genealogy.com Family Archive Image
    Page: Mayflower Deeds and Probates, John Howland p. 312
    Text: Will of John Thacher Esq.
  13. Author: Bailey, Frederic W.
    Title: Early Connecticut Marriages
    Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1997
    Repository: Name: Ancestry.com
    Date: 29 APR 2013
    Date: 31 MAY 2012
    Page: 6:38
  14. Title: Bateham / Penfield Family Register
    Note:  Received copy from Sandra Carr 14 Sep 2002.
    Date: 5 AUG 2009

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=larrypdx&id=I422

History of the Firelands Greenfield & Fairfield Ohiohttps://archive.org/stream/historyoffirelan00will#page/n479/mode/2up/search/penfield

Later David Penfield and Captain Benjamin Penfield are in the center of the Black Rock community.


Not sure about the dates from The History of Black Rock. It states the David Penfield came to Black Rock from Fairfield "early in the new Century" "bought the house in 1793 and subsequently the wharf shares from Barlow, Benjamin & Gershom Sturges. After the death of David Penfield in 1845, (David is bur. Fairfield East Cem.) the house was occupied by his son, Captain Ephraim Lewis Penfield, and the succeeding generation (several of who appear in the photograph, taken about 1867). The house was destroyed by fire about 1870.

The same house was transferred to John Squire, Jr. in 1784 and to David Squire in 1789. It's not clear whether the neighbor John Squire is Sr. or Jr. and whether this could be a Black Rock location.

It appears the above David was b. 10 Sep 1769 in Fairfield, d. 25 Mar 1845 in Fairfield. He m. Elizabeth BULKELEY 7 Oct 1804 in Fairfield. By one report their children were:  Mary PENFIELD, 2  Elizabeth PENFIELD b: Fairfield, 3  Charles PENFIELD b: 22 May 1805 Fairfield, 4  Benjamin PENFIELD b: 16 Oct 1807 Fairfield, 5  Ephraim Lewis PENFIELD b: 18 Jul 1809 Fairfield, 6 George PENFIELD b: 29 May 1811 Fairfield, 7  William PENFIELD b: 3 Jun 1813 Fairfield, 8 Henry PENFIELD b: 2 Feb 1816 Fairfield, 9  Samuel PENFIELD b: 26 Mar 1819 Fairfield,

A few more from
https://archive.org/stream/historyoffairfie00schea#page/524/mode/2up/search/penfield

The history of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, from the settlement of the town in 1639 to 1818 by Schenck, Elizabeth Hubbell (Godfrey) Mrs. 1832- Published 1889

 

This underscores the vital importance of the mill and the provisions it could provide. Clearly James Penfield was baking flour into some kind of foodstuff -- I believe I have ready elsewhere mention of biscuits.

This was the Revolutionary was equivalent of the Selective Service "necessary man" - those who performed one of the list of "Essential activities" in WW II and that "food processing" was as essential, if not MORE essential in the period of the Revolution.

Since Peter had moved to New Fairfield before the war, it's probably safe to assume James was also the operator of Penfield Mills during the Revolution.

This letter from Rev. Andrew Eliot gives some context to the burning of Fairfield. It contrasts the truly shocking nature of the attack to the anticipated damage.

The Rev. Andrew Eliot was "born in Boston Jan. 11, 1743. Ordained pastor of First Church of Christ in Fairfield June 22, 1774 in which station he served God until September 26, 1805 when he rested from his labors in the 63rd year of his age and 32d of his ministry." inscription from Ye Old Burying Ground of Fairfield, CT " by Mrs. Kate Perry, p. 228

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Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America

https://books.google.com/books?id=7NVPAAAAMAAJ
James D. Kornwolf, ‎Georgiana Wallis Kornwolf - 2002 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
1726; New Orleans) Le Blond de la Tour, who designed the plan for New Orleans in 1723, directed Pauger to lay it out in what became a sixty-six-block grid (Fig ... Penfield, Samuel (active late 18th century; ConnecticutPenfield built the Sun Tavern on the Green in Fairfield in 1780 (Fig ... Penn, William (1644-1718; Pennsylvania, also England) Sole proprietor and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania in ...

Annual Report of the Fairfield Historical Society - Page 6

https://books.google.com/books?id=3AlIAQAAMAAJ
Fairfield Historical Society (Fairfield, Conn.) ... death during the twelve months four members: Mrs. Daniel A. Jones, of Chicago, (nee Harriet A. Knapp), born in Fairfield and a descendant of one of the original proprietors, Col. ... We have received the following gifts: | Samuel Penfield's Account Book. ... Connecticut Historical Society Publication. Miss Hannah Hobart. Bulletin New York Public Library, 1904.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=proprietors+of+New+Fairfield,+CT+%22penfield%22&tbm=bks&start=20

1790 Census Fairfield

From the larger map it appears that both James and James, Jr. probably lived on the property of Peter's mill & homestead just west of the old bridge. Census neighbor Nehemiah Burr was apparently just of the other side of the bridge/ This would place James in what is now Fairfield proper rather than the current Black Rock section.


 

1800 Penfields Fairfield David, Ephraim & James next to one another with Samuel 10 names away. Perhaps this David (1800 census) is the brother of my James?


...Jason Goold, Elizabeth Goold, Walter Battington?, Abrahm Morehouse 3d, Isaac Bulekley, Abel Turner(y),
David Penfield, Ephraim Penfield, James Penfield, Silas Davis, Richard Beach, Samuel Squire, William Squire,
Isaac Turney, Samuel Rowland, Thomas Staples, Jonathan Booth, Thaddeus Burr, Samuel Penfield,
Hannah Bulkeley, David Judson, Joel Goodsill, Justin Hobart...

1810 Fairfield James Penfield, Abiah Jennings
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End of Oct, 1810 -- it appears this property was not in what was known at the time as Black Rock. So far it's not clear whether James lived at the location up for sale.

 

1810 Fairfield

1810 Fairfield Elizah Nichols, Amos Burr, Sarah Lacy, Samuel Bedient, Israel Blackman, John Willson, James Penfield, James Penfield,
Robert Turney, Wm Bibbins, Medad Gould, Walter Morehouse, John Knapp, Squire Parrot, Weed Stephens,
Gould Silliman, Willson Middlebrooks, Abujah Jennings, Mary Hollingsworth,


1820 James Penfield, David Penfield ../1-websites/ejnorthropp/1820CensusJamesPenfielded.jpg"

1820 Fairfield Census Edmund Darrow, Gershom Osborn, Elisabeth Mason, Burr Lyon, Esther Burr, Silliman Burr, Orimus Burr, Samuel Wakeman, James Penfield, John L. Wilson, William Bibbins, Medad Gould, Elijah Bibbins, Juball Bibbins, John Morehouse, Joshua Webb, William Morehouse, Sally Morehouse, Christopher Maltbie, Nathaniel S. Bibbins, Asa Beardsley, Agur Judson, Zalmon Godfrey, Matilda Wheeler, William Wheeler, Caleb Brewster, David Penfield, Peter J. ? enedy, Walter Thorpe, Hezekiah Osborn, Joseph Wanzer, Daniel Wilson, Rufus Hoyt, Levi Lyon, Robert Anderson, Stephen More, Ruth Bartram, Bradley Perry, Seth Perry, Thomas Bartram, William Knapp, Samuel W. Sherwood, Gershom Sturges, Roswell Wells, Daniel Wilson, Junr., Wakeman Thorp, Permelia Woolsey, Frederick Miller, Noah Burr, Peter Callow, Caleb Volentine, David Olmstead, Samuel Staples, Thaddeus Burr, Jesse Park, York Smedley, Stephen Turney, Aaron Turney, Jeffrey Wakeman, Joseph Squire, Elizabeth Warson/Wardon, Walter Buddington, Thomas Callow, Stephen Renoud.


1830 Fairfield Census David Penfield

1830 Fairfield Census (112) ? Albert Bentz, David Leroy, Seth L, Sheldon , Lewis Sherwood, Aaron Hubbell, Sally Clark, Henry Shelton, Ozias ? T Burr, Nichols ?T Burr, A? Judson, S? Wheeler, William? . William Wheeler, Anne T?, David? Wilsen?, Joseph Bartram, William ??, Peter J, Daniel Prindle, Monson Fray?, Hezekiah Osborn, Elias Hendrix, William H Nichols, Walter Thorp, David Penfield, Gershom Sturges, Roswell Wells

1830 115/57 The second page showing totals and 2 blind residents.

1830 next page ??114/58 starts w ruth bartram

1830 Fairfield Census next page

1830 Fairfield Census next page Ruth T Bartram, Thomas Ranson, George Osborn, ? Hub? , Noah Beers/Burr, S?? H??, Peter C??, B?? Perry, S?? Perry, Thomas Burham, Alenson Allen, Samuel Kellogg, Thaddeus Burr, D? Olmstead, William Sherwood, David ??, Good??, Silas? R??, Stephen T?. Christopher T??, ??, Stephen Turney, ?Aaron Squire, E? Bulkeley, Jonathan Sturges, John Guold?, Nichols ? Beardsley, Henry Williams

1830 2nd next page 59 starts with ? Nathaniel Burr Abel Turney

1830 Fairfield Census 2nd next page

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Nathaniel Burr, Abel Turney, David E? Silliman. A?Andrew Turney, Edwin Judson, George Hunter, ? Allen, William Turney, Burr N Bett. Charles L ?lils, David Hull, John Alison, M? Mahitable Burr, ? Hobart, John/Jotham Hobart, David Jackson, Seth? Bulkley, Homer Bulkley, D? Dodge, Samuel ? Bung, Obediah H ? John, Samuel Rowland, Samuel A H??, Anna Beers, ??W. Thorp, Benjamin ?? Meeker, Monson U/N Beers

1830 2nd next page 59 starts with ? Nathaniel Burr Abel Turney Totals & Slaves & Free Colored

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1830 Fairfield Census 3rd next page

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1830 Fairfield Census 3rd next page Ebenezer Dimon, John W. Bulkley, Ellen Bunnell, Mary Joy, ? Vharles/Thomas B Osborn, David W?ley, charles Bunnell, Sarah Allen, John G Allen, J??z R?? p, William Knapp, Roger ?M Sherman, Esther White, Andrew Mallory, Abraham Benson, Chauncey Glen, Grizzel Sturges, H? Hezekiah Curtiss, Levi Turner ? Irwin, William Turney, A? Arnold L Lewis, Z ? Zalmon Godfrey, Thomas Judson, Sally Hubbell, Stephen Gregory, Jessup Black, Joseph Mott

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1840 Fairfield Census

1840 Fairfield Census ? Walter H. Holeridge, Benjamin Penfield, George Penfield, Ephraim Penfield, Ruth Bartram, Charles Penfield, William H. Harbest/Hobart/, Hezekiah Lockwood, Jeremiah Jennings, Henry W, Fancher, Joseph Gilbert, William H, Jennings, Stephen ?, David Penfield, Sarah Brewster, David Wilson, Joseph Bartram, Marcy? B. Nichols, Jonathan Wilson, Thomas Bronson /Ranson , William Wheeler, William McIntere?. John F Gouldon, John Y. Provost, Hon Brotherton, Peter Chapson , Henry Graves, Asenath Prout, William Burton, Manson/Hanson Allen.


Burning of Fairfield and Firelands

The Burning of Fairfield (also known as the Battle of FairfieldAmerican Revolutionary War at Fairfield, Connecticut on July 7, 1779,

 At the time, Fairfield and surrounding areas had developed a reputation for their strong support of the Revolution.[5]

As the war dragged on, British commanders became increasingly irritated by the rebel resistance in this area. Of particular annoyance were the privateering and spying activities originating from Black Rock Harbor. In response, the British decided to run a series of punitive raids against New Haven, Fairfield, and Norwalk with the sole purpose of destroying rebel property. On July 7, 1779, the people of Fairfield awoke to a warning from the fort at Black Rock. A British fleet had been spotted and was anchoring off the coast. With feelings of dread and uncertainty, residents prepared to defend the town. Livestock was driven to safety. In haste, people gathered their possessions, hiding their valuable silver in wells and stonewall crevices. Some loaded wagons with household goods and food, and took refuge inland. Others stayed to defend the town. A few remained in their homes, believing the British would not harm them. No one predicted the extent of destruction that was about to occur, and with it, the downfall of the town’s prosperity. The British invasion came in late afternoon when the troops disembarked at McKenzie’s Point (near the end of what is now South Pine Creek Road), and marched along the beach, heading northeast. When they came to the lane that is now Beach Road, they marched inland toward the center of the town. As they came within range of cannons at Black Rock Fort, Isaac Jarvis, the fort’s commander, ordered his men to fire on the troops. Local militia near the town center opened fire with muskets. Undaunted by the attack, General Tryon and his troops proceeded to set up headquarters in a home on Beach Road. The Fairfield men did not give up. They successfully defended a makeshift fortification at Round Hill, and tore up a strategic bridge crossing Ash Creek.


McKenzie's Point West, Aerial Map 
Photographer: Fairchild Aerial Surveys, NYC. In 1931 aerial maps made of the Town of Fairfield have been preserved by the Engineering Department of the Town of Fairfield. The major part of this aerial section shows the Riegel estate, the eastern (upper) third shows the Sturges estate. The end of Sasco Hill Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: April 16, 1931
Format: Photograph
REFERENCE URL: http://pequotlibrary.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item_viewer.php?

The destruction wreaked by the British was extensive and had lasting impacts on Fairfield’s economy and development. Within the Four Squares, only six houses survived the burning. Their modern addresses are:

952 Old Post Road, Andrew and Elizabeth Rowland’s House
249 Beach Road, the Tucker-Maltbie-Hobart House
289 Beach Road, Justin Hobart’s House
303 Beach Road, Nathaniel Bulkley’s House
349 Beach Road, Ebenezer Bulkley’s House
290 Beach Road, Bulkley’s Tavern (original structure no longer standing)

An itemized list of the material damage caused by the British in Greens Farms and Fairfield, is also published in Royal R. Hinman’s A Historical Collection.

On July 7, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the British anchored a fleet of warships off the coast of Fairfield, Connecticut. The British soldiers waited for the fog to lift so that they could come ashore and punish Fairfield, a Patriot stronghold in Loyalist territory. Many residents who saw the ships off the coast sought safety in nearby Greenfield Hill, but others stayed to protect their property.

Once ashore, an estimated 2,000 British troops, under the leadership of General William Tryon, burned the town. By the end of the day, 97 homes, 67 barns, 48 stores, 2 schools, a courthouse, 2 meetinghouses and the county jail had been destroyed. When President George Washington visited the town a decade later, he noted that the devastation could still be seen and that “there are the chimneys of many burnt houses standing.”

Many of the residents who lost their homes were offered the choice of money or an equivalent value of land from the half-million acres owned by Connecticut in what is now part of Ohio. Many took the property in what came to be called “the Fire Lands” and never returned.
http://connecticuthistory.org/british-burn-fairfield/



Extract of a Letter from an Officer of Distinction, Dated New-Haven, July 18 Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1779  Paper: Norwich Packet (Norwich, Connecticut)

British troops under the command of General George Garth landed near Mill River and marched over Sasco Hill toward Fairfield to join Tryon. Tryon’s intention to march the combined forces to Black Rock Fort and attack from the rear had been foiled by the destruction of the Ash Creek bridge. In retaliation he began burning homes one by one. The terrifying scene became even more dramatic at night; a lightning storm illuminated the sky, making the flames visible to distant observers. But the greatest damage was inflicted on the following day as the British left Fairfield. A rear guard of German mercenaries had been ordered to cover the withdrawal. In the face of furious inhabitants, they set fire to virtually all the buildings, including the churches and ministers’ homes, which Tryon had given protection. Three men were bayoneted and another was shot. Reverend Andrew Eliot, the Congregational Church minister, called the Jaegers “the vilest [soldiers] ever let loose among men.” Fairfield never fully recovered from the destruction. In 1789, ten years after the fire and six years after the war ended, President George Washington stopped at Penfield’s Sun Tavern in Fairfield. He observed, “The destructive evidences of British cruelty are yet visible both in Norwalk and Fairfield; as there are the chimneys of many burnt houses standing in them yet." Fairfield’s stature as one of the most influential and prosperous towns in the region diminished in the slow process of rebuilding. In the decades following the war, the economic center of coastal Fairfield County shifted to Bridgeport and its superior harbor.

http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/AmericanRevolution1.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Fairfield_(1779)



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Which Samuel Penfield?

Not sure about the dates from The History of Black Rock. It states the David Penfield came to Black Rock from Fairfield "early in the new Century" "bought the house in 1793 and subsequently the wharf shares from Barlow, Benjamin & Gershom Sturges. After the death of David Penfield in 1845, (David is bur. Fairfield East Cem.) the house was occupied by his son, Captain Ephraim Lewis Penfield, and the succeeding generation (several of who appear in the photograph, taken about 1867). The house was destroyed by fire about 1870.

The same house was transferred to John Squire, Jr. in 1784 and to David Squire in 1789. It's not clear whether the neighbor John Squire is Sr. or Jr. and whether this could be a Black Rock location.

It appears the above David was b. 10 Sep 1769 in Fairfield, d. 25 Mar 1845 in Fairfield. He m. Elizabeth BULKELEY 7 Oct 1804 in Fairfield. By one report their children were:  Mary PENFIELD, 2  Elizabeth PENFIELD b: Fairfield, 3  Charles PENFIELD b: 22 May 1805 Fairfield, 4  Benjamin PENFIELD b: 16 Oct 1807 Fairfield, 5  Ephraim Lewis PENFIELD b: 18 Jul 1809 Fairfield, 6 George PENFIELD b: 29 May 1811 Fairfield, 7  William PENFIELD b: 3 Jun 1813 Fairfield, 8 Henry PENFIELD b: 2 Feb 1816 Fairfield, 9  Samuel PENFIELD b: 26 Mar 1819 Fairfield,

Grandmother, Estella Keeler Jennings was the daughter of Mary Penfield (b. Sept 11, 1792) & Wakeman Jennings (12/25/1815 d Feb 11 1872) of Greens Farms.

Mary was the daughter of James Penfield (b Feb 24, 1761d dec 11, 1842). & Mary Tucker (b sept 18 1766 d. sept 22, 1854). I believe it was her grandfather James Penfield who ran the Penfield Mills at the time of the Revolution and her father may have worked or run the mill.

Mary's great, great grandfather was Samuel Penfield, but he is probably too early to have been the operator of Sun Tavern. The family lore is that someone in the family ran the tavern, so perhaps an uncle ran the tavern.


The town is nearly finished restoring a historic structure where George Washington slept in October 1789 during his tour of colonies invaded and torched by the British.The original Sun Tavern on Town Green didn’t survive the British invasion of Fairfield in 1779, but Samuel Penfield, a prominent Revolutionary War-era resident, rebuilt the tavern in 1784.

Washington, inaugurated as the country’s first president in April 1789, stayed overnight in Sun Tavern from Oct. 16 to 17 of that year, according to the Fairfield Historical Society.

“There is pretty sound evidence to support George Washington having stayed here when he came to Fairfield,” said David Parker, a local architect who’s done a lot of research on Sun Tavern. “In that way, this building ties us to the history of the United States.”

Sun Tavern, one of six town-owned historic structures managed by the Fairfield Historical Society, needed a lot of work, Parker said.

Goals of the restoration were to make the tavern structurally sound and return it to the way it looked in the early 19th century, Parker said.

The restoration was done by town Department of Public Works employees and Domus Constructors of Norwalk and is expected to cost nearly $200,000 by the time it’s finished, according to Michael Jehle, executive director of the Fairfield Historical Society, and Chief Fiscal Officer Paul Hiller.


The Excavations at Sun Tavern  by Rob Wallace

For over the past three years volunteers from the Fairfield Historical Society and members from the Norwalk Community College Archaeology Club have contributed their time and expertise excavating on the grounds of an 18th century building known as the Sun Tavern.

The building itself is situated on one of the original "Four Squares" of the Town of Fairfield which was founded in 1639. This site was occupied by various families beginning with the Reverend John Jones in 1640 until 1761 when Samuel Penfield purchased the land from Thomas and Hannah Gibbs.

Research is still on going to determine the year that Penfield actually started to operate the building as a tavern. But records do show that, when the British burned Fairfield during their invasion in 1779, Penfield lost his house, barn, shop, outbuildings, and other items. The building was rebuilt about a year later and by 1789 was operating as a tavern. Among its guests was George Washington, who stayed there while on his tour of the New England states that same year.

The tavern operated until Penfield's death in 1811. Afterwards the building became a private residence. During the 1830s an addition was added on to the east side of the structure by Reverend Lyman Atwater. The property changed hands several times during the mid 1800's and was purchased by Robert Manuel Smith in 1885. A barn and a small cottage were built in 1888 and are still standing on the site [There are copies of newspaper clips at the History Museum Library documenting the structures as built by Northrop Brothers] 1978 and was used as a residence by the Town Historian till the early 1990's.

During the past three seasons archaeology has been initiated at the site and has yielded some interesting features such as a dry well and a foundation of a small structure. The function of this structure has not yet been determined and research is still ongoing. A total of eighteen 1 meter x 1 meter square units have been excavated so far (with one still in the process of being completed at the time of this writing). Many artifacts have been recovered and are currently being analyzed. Recovered artifacts include pipe stems and bowls, including a nearly intact pipe. These clay pipe artifacts provide further evidence of the structure's use as a tavern in the 18th century. Based on their bore diameter, close to 75% of these recovered pipe stems date to the second half of the 18th century. Nails are represented from the hand wrought through the wire style. Many different ceramic types have also been uncovered. They include pearlware, delft, redware, whiteware and stoneware. An interesting note on the stoneware: in one quadrant (50 cm x 50 cm) of a one meter square unit over 150 pieces were recovered representing as far as we can tell at least three different vessels. The density of the ceramic shards could possibly represent vandalism by British forces as they burned the town in 1779. Other interesting items recovered were gunflints, spoons, scissors and buttons. There is also a small prehistoric Native American component of the site, represented by several pieces of pottery and some debitage (stone tool waste flakes).

Samuel Penfield wagonmaker and 3 sisters

Fairfield Township, Huron County, Ohio

Fairfield Township was organized in 1823. It was named after Fairfield, Connecticut, the hometown of many of its pioneer settlers.[4] It is one of seven Fairfield Townships statewide.[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_Township,_Huron_County,_Ohio#Name_and_history


Firelands intended as financial restitution for residents of the Connecticut towns of DanburyFairfieldGreenwichGrotonNew HavenNew London,Norwalk, and Ridgefield. Their homes had been burned in 1779 and 1781 by British forces during the American Revolutionary War. "Fire Lands" was later spelled as one word, 'Firelands'.

The lands were physically surveyed from 1806–1808, and very slowly settled after 1808. No villages had developed within the 'Fire Lands' until about the end of the War of 1812.[2]

Esther Penfield

Birth:  unknown
Death:  Jun. 23, 1854

Relic of Ephriam Penfield; Aged: 81y 10m 20d 
 
Burial:
North Fairfield (Old) Cemetery 
North Fairfield
Huron County
Ohio
Samuel Penfield
Birth:  Sep. 11, 1804
Danbury
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death:  May 21, 1857
North Fairfield
Huron County
Ohio, USA

Samuel was the son of Ephraim Penfield and Esther Turney.

From, "The History of Huron and Lorain County Ohio" by Warner Beers, we find that Samuel walked from CT to Ohio in 1827 to take up the land grants of his deceased father and also those of his uncles, John and Isaac Turney. He built a cabin and came back to CT for his mother and sisters. Eventually they all went there. Samuel's grandfather James had received government land grants as compensation for property losses in the revolutionary skirmishes, along with many Fairfield citizens who were burned out. Thus the Ohio lands were called the "Firelands" of Western Reserve. All Samuel's children were well educated and distinguished themselves in their respective fields. The famous brain surgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield of McGill University in Toronto was recently decorated by Queen Elizabeth II. He is a direct descendant

The children are: " Ephraim P., Frances E., James W. (deceased), William C, Charles (deceased) and Henry B. (deceased in infancy). Of these, Ephraim P., a physician, resides in the State of Washington; Frances E. married T. H. Kellogg, an attorney of Norwalk, Huron county; Charles enlisted in the One Hundred and First O. V. I., attached to the army of the Cumberland (he was seriously wounded in the battle of Stone River, and died in 1871)." 
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Clara Allen Woodworth Penfield (1802 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  James W. Penfield*
  Frances Penfield Kellogg (____ - 1908)*
  William Cherry or Cheny Penfield (1839 - 1919)*
  Charles Penfield (1841 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Fairfield (Old) Cemetery 
North Fairfield
Huron County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: *Grave Seeker*
Record added: Sep 04, 2007 
Find A Grave Memorial# 21346791
James W. Penfield
Birth:  unknown
Death:  unknown

 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Penfield (1804 - 1857)
  Clara Allen Woodworth Penfield (1802 - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Frances Penfield Kellogg (____ - 1908)*
  James W. Penfield
  William Cherry or Cheny Penfield (1839 - 1919)*
  Charles Penfield (1841 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Fairfield (Old) Cemetery 
North Fairfield
Huron County
Ohio, USA
Clara Allen Woodworth Penfield
Birth:  Mar. 22, 1802
Mayfield
Fulton County
New York, USA
Death:  Jun. 10, 1863
North Fairfield
Huron County
Ohio, USA

Clara was the daughter of James and Hannah (Fiske) Woodworth. She came from Mayfield, N.Y., about 1831, and taught school for a time before her marriage to Samuel Penfield. She died 1862, leaving one daughter, Frances, now Mrs. F. H. Kellogg, of Norwalk, Ohio.
She and Samuel had 6 children:
*Ephraim P. Penfield 
1833 – 1902 
*Frances E A Penfield 
1835 – 1908 
*James W. Penfield 
1837 – 1864 
*William C Penfield 
1839 – 1919 
*Charles S. Penfield 
1841 – 1871 
*Henry B. Penfield 
1844 – 1844
   
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Penfield (1804 - 1857)*
 
 Children:
  James W. Penfield*
  Frances Penfield Kellogg (____ - 1908)*
  William Cherry or Cheny Penfield (1839 - 1919)*
  Charles Penfield (1841 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Fairfield (Old) Cemetery 
North Fairfield
Huron County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: *Grave Seeker*
Record added: Sep 04, 2007 
Find A Grave Memorial# 21346864

see also

Penfield Township
Lorain County, Ohio Penfield Township History

Founded in 1820 by Peter Penfield and Calvin Spencer, both from the state of New York, the township today has 25 Square miles containing 14,080 acres. 60% of the usable land is devoted to Agriculture (mostly row crops) while 30% contains woodland and 10% is rural residential.

In 1818, Peter Penfield and Calvin Spencer came from eastern New York and found the land suitable for settling. In the fall of the following year, Penfield returned with his son, Alonson and selected land. The 1820 census reveals one family of two persons, that of Alonson Penfield. The following year, Peter and his nephew, Lathrop Penfield, returned. They had to cut their way through the woods that was a wilderness that stretched from Elyria to Harrisville (Lodi) and from Medina to Wellington. For 30 days they cleared the forest to open the road to Butternut Ridge Road, with no remuneration. Excerpts from the book Penfield then and Now include:

The first election was held in April 1825 with Truman Penfield as Clerk. The first mail was delivered by foot and deposited in a hollow tree at the river crossing (thought to be Indian Hollow and Rt. 18). This was the first post office in the Township. The first road was known as the River Road, going from Spencer and Homer, known as Foster Road. Friendly Wyandot Indians lived in the Township and disappeared 10-12 years after the settlers came.

http://www.penfieldtownship.com/history.htm

Classification No.1, Section 1
Widow Mary Penfield Original Grantee / Ephraim Penfield, "Classifield By"
(also Widow Abigail Burr")

Classification No. 4, Section 4

Samuel Penfield, Original Grantee /Samuel Penfield, "Classified By"
Mary Penfield, Original Grantee / James Knapp "Classified By"

Greenfield Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron CountyOhioUnited States. The 2000 census found 1,442 people in the township.[3]
Greenfield Township was organized in 1815.[4]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfield_Township,_Huron_County,_Ohio#Name_and_history

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Firelands or Sufferers' Lands tract was located at the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve in what is now the U.S. state of Ohio. It took the name "Fire Lands" because the resale of this land was intended as financial restitution for residents of the Connecticut towns of DanburyFairfieldGreenwichGrotonNew HavenNew London,Norwalk, and Ridgefield. Their homes had been burned in 1779 and 1781 by British forces during the American Revolutionary War. "Fire Lands" was later spelled as one word, 'Firelands'.

courtesy wikipedia

Map of the Western Reserve in 1826: the Firelands are on the west end (left) fm Wikipedia
History

In 1792 the Connecticut legislature set aside 500,000 acres (2,000 km²), at the western end of the "Western Reserve" for the Connecticut "Sufferers". The area consisted of nearly all of the present-day Huron and Erie counties, as well as Danbury Township (Marblehead Peninsula) and much of Catawba Island Township now in Ottawa County; and Ruggles Township now in Ashland County.

Almost none of the original "Sufferers" ever settled in the Firelands, because land speculators purchased all of the original claims for re-sale. On April 15, 1803, the new proprietors formed a corporation to manage the lands to which they were entitled in the newly formed state of Ohio.[1] The land was later divided into 30 five-mile (8 km) square survey townships, which were further subdivided into 120 quarters, each containing 4,000 acres (16 km2). (Note: Although the standard for U.S. survey townships in the Northwest Territory was six miles (approx. 10 km) square at that time, the older standard for survey townships in the Western Reserve was employed.) A drawing was held to determine which land each individual share-holder would receive.

Some of the original townships in the Firelands took their names from locations in Connecticut, and some from the land-speculators who had purchased them. (In some cases the pioneer settlers took a dislike to these speculators, and so changed their township names.) Later, after the War of 1812, when villages began to be established here, many of these villages were also named for Connecticut villages.

In 1811, Huron County encompassed the entire Firelands (and also included a portion of later Lorain County). Until 1837, all of the "Fire Lands" would lie within — and therefore co-exist with — 'Huron County'.

Modern sign-posts erected within this area have the "established 1792" designation date, as mentioned above. The lands were physically surveyed from 1806–1808, and very slowly settled after 1808. No villages had developed within the 'Fire Lands' until about the end of the War of 1812.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firelands

 

 

I think about these forebearers around family and patriotic holidays. It is so hard to wrap one's head around what they did. The immigrants actual voyage took an average of 10 1/2 weeks - (Think Christmas to the end of February more here) perhaps after having waited months to sail. The great threats of dysentery & smallpox added to the risk of storm & shipwreck. They had no expectation of ever seeing the family and friends they left behind. If they were able to send letters, they might never arrive. Hopes to join family and friends already here might not be realized.

Similarly it's hard to comprehend the incredible risk for our revolutionary forebearers.

It wasn't just the risk of death of the soldier. It wasn't just the hardship at home because they sent food and supplies to the troops and had problems getting necessary supplies. They risked the entire family, their home, their livlihood, their community.

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Witness-to-history-The-burning-of-Fairfield-26055.php#

http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/10724/12146/12165.aspx

http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/library-collections/learn-more/burning-of-fairfield/

The Penfields were in the center of this destruction and suffered losses to homes as well as James' brothers loss of the Penfield Sun Tavern.

So on Thanksgiving, thanks Penfields. You risked so much and some of that was for us, your future generations!

                             ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

8G-GF Immigrant William Penfield1625 was the 8G-GF for my generation (Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandfather). He started out in Massachusetts and moved Rhode Island then Guilford, CT (East of New Haven, CT).

Fast-forward to "In ca. 1750, local resident Peter Penfield [5G-GF] constructed a tidal grist mill and a dam at the mouth of the Ash Creek. At approximately the same time, a corduroy road was constructed along the edge of the Ash Creek salt marsh that connected with a bridge over the narrowest section of the Creek. The road and bridge linked an old Fairfield town road, the Penfield mill, and the community of Black Rock, a section of what is now Bridgeport. This access way not only allowed for the transport of raw materials and products to and from the mills, it provided a much needed short cut across the Ash Creek from the colonial Fairfield town center to Black Rock Harbor."

4G-GF James Penfield1732 James was an American Revolutionary Patriot serving as a private under Col. Samuel Whiting and supplying bread and food to soldiers during the war, In 1779 his home was burnt down to the ground by the British Soldiers.  He may have had as many as 3 brothers seving in the Revolution including Samuel [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9069300] who ran the Tavern shown at the top of the page. "The Tavern was burned in the British Raid in 1779. His claim of £1065 was reimbursed with a Fireland Land Grant in Ohio which was taken up by his sons."

3G-GF James son, James Penfield [Jr.] 1761 also served in the Revolution and experienced the terror and devastation of the burning of Fairfield. Wife, Mary Tucker Penfield could not write her name when she applied for a widow's pension at age 77. We don't know if she was denied education or became unable to write by disability. She survived 11 more years to age 88. At James' death their children (All but one still living) were ~ age 33-55.

2G-GM Mary Penfield 1792 [Jennings] was born after we became a country. It looks like Mary's generation may have grown up in other locations still within Fairfield. There is mention of both Greenfield (NW) and Greens Farms (west by the shore). Mary m. Wakeman Burr Jennings. They lived on Creek and directly across from Southport Beach. This side of the creek later became part of the town of Westport.

G-GF Lewis Burr Jennings 1828 - m. Mary Keeler. They also lived on Creek and directly across from Southport Beach. This side of the creek later became part of the town of Westport next to his father's house. There were a number of closely related Jennings families in the immediate area.

William PENFIELD 8G-GF
b.1625 Suffolk, Eng
.d .Guilford, Middlesex, CT
&
??
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
7G-GF

Samuel Penfield
b. ~ 1651 Lynn, Essex, MA, d. 30 Nov 1711 Guilford, NH, CT
&
Mary Lewis
b. JAN 1652/53 Malden, Middlesex, MA, d. 30 JAN 1740/41 Guilford, NHn, CT age 58 m.30 NOV 1675 Lynn, Essex, MA, d/o John LEWIS & Mary BROWNE. " of Charlestown" Mary

In 1679 they moved to Rehobeth, Massachusetts with two small children. The family later moved to Bristol, Rhode Island, and finally to Guilford, Connecticut in 1708. Their ten children, 5 boys and 5 girls, all grew to maturity 12
Samuell Penfeald, Samuell Penffeald45
             
  6G-GF

Samuel Penfield Jr.
(17 Sep 1676 Lynn, MA - 22 Nov 1714 Guilford, CT age 38)
Alderbrook Cem Guilford
&
Hannah Boreman Fry
b.20 Oct 1676, Yarmouth, MA
d.aft 1771, Bristol, RI, age: 94

SAMUEL SIBLINGS
Mary Penfield
m. Jeremiah Fairbanks (24 Oct 1678 - aft 1748 Bristol RI)

Sarah Penfield m. Joseph Wilson (20 Feb 1679/80 - 21 Oct 1730)
John Penfield m. Ann Cornwall (30 May 1683 - 3 May 1750 d. Middletown, CT)
Isaac Penfield m. Hannah Luddington (27 Jul 1685 - 22 Oct 1754 d. E. Haven, CT)

Hannah Penfield m. John Turner Jr. (29 Oct 1687 - 12 Oct 1778 d. Guilford, CT)
Jonathan Penfield m. Mary Cook (21 Nov 1689 - 11 Apr 1735 d. Wallingford, CT)
Rebecca Penfield(23 Oct 1692 - 3 Oct 1714 D. gUILFORD, CT age: 21) [Twin]
Abigail Penfield m. Timothy Rossiter (23 Oct 1692 - 9 Sep 1756 d. Branford) [Twin]
Benjamin Penfield(26 Apr 1696 - ca 1770 d. age: 73 never married)

         
    5G-GF

Peter Penfield(14 Jul 1702 - 11 Jul 1772) Peter Penfield b Jul 14,1702 Bristol, RI m. May 28 1730 d Jul 11 1772 Bethel Cemetery
&
Mary Allen
b. 6 Aug 1708, Fairfield, CT77 d. 1 Aug 1789, New Fairfield, CT, age: 80 (Mary's mother was Anna Burr(1675 - 14 Mar 1746/47)

Home is on what is now Ffld side of Ash Creek


SIBLINGS
Brother, Samuel Penfield
(19 Jul 1700 - 2 Nov 1747 Branford, CT)
Sister, Abigail Penfield Wadsworth (22 Dec 1704 - 14 Feb 1747/8) Durham, CT

Brother, Nathaniel Penfield(10 Feb 1705/6 - 5 Jan 1776 Meriden, CT)
Sister, Mary Penfield Hand (ca 1710 - 6 Jul 1785 Guilford, CT)
Sister, Hannah Penfield Johnson (20 Aug 1714 - ??)
       
      4G-GM James Penfield b. Apr 28, 1732 Fairfield, d. May 12 1794 Fairfield Cemetery age 62
(Older Brother of Samuel M. Penfield (1734–1811) Keeper of the Sun Tavern in Fairfield, CT, where Washington, Adams, & Lafayette were often? guests.)

23 Apr 1758 m. Ellen Burr, (d/o Ephraim Burr & Abigail Burr) Fairfield, CT

James Penfield s/o Peter Penfield & Mary Allen.
James was an American Revolutionary Patriot serving as a private under Col. Samuel Whiting and supplying bread and food to soldiers during the war, In 1779 his home was burnt down to the ground by the British Soldiers. 
He & Ellen had 7 children
James Penfield DAR Ancestor: #A088430 

s/o   Peter Penfield (1702 - 1772) &  Mary Allen Penfield (1708 - 1789)
Inscription:
In Memory of 
JAMES PENFIELD
who departed this life May 12th. A.D. 1794 In the 63rd. Year
of his age.

"Ye OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN." by Kate Perry
James Penfield DAR Ancestor: #A088430 
He & Ellen had 7 children
Military service

SIBLINGS
Mary Penfield never married (1731 - 1753 Fairfield age: 22)

Lt. ?? Samuel M Penfield (1734 - 1811 Fairfield, age: 76) + Lewis (acquired Tavern in 1761)
Hannah Penfield Hobart (1738 - 1809 Fairfield, age 71)
Sarah PenfieldSilliman (1740 - 1817 ?)
Lydia PenfieldSilliman (1742 - 1816 Fairfield,age 74)
Captain Peter Penfield(1743 - 1812 Harpersfield , NY age 68) + Lewis
Ann PenfieldNichols (1745 - 1793 Fairfield, age: 47) did he remarry?
Sgt.   ?? John Penfield (1747 - 1829 Pittsford, VT, age: 61) + Ogden

1n 1790 census James, & James Jr. were next to Nehemiah Burr & John Squire.
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Heald documentation
l.a.heald@gmail
.com but his might omit some of mine
   
        3G-GF

James Penfield [Jr.] b Feb 24, 1761 m. Dec 24, 1786 d Dec 11, 1842 apoplexy, age: 81
James Penfield pension

&
Mary Tucker
b Sept 18 1766 d.22 Sep 1854, age: 88 m. 12/24/1786

Both bur. Fairfield East Cemetery
Mary's application for widow half- pension in 1843 the year following James' death. James service note was Connecticut.


SIBLINGS
*Mary(1759-) 
*James(1761-1842)  
*Ephraim(1763-1809) 
*Thaddeus(1765-1845) 
*Ellen(1767-1796) 
*David(1769-1845) *** [Great-great great granduncle] Next to Caleb Brewster of Spy Ring in Black Rock.
*Eunice Burr(1773-1831) 
*Ann(1775-1847) 

 

 


 
          2G-GM Mary Penfield (11 b.Sep 11, 1792, Fairfield - Feb 11, 1872 Greens Farms, CT, age: 79)
&
Wakeman Burr Jennings
b.12 Apr 1793
d.28 Oct 1867, age 74

SIBLINGS
??  Ruth[a] Penfield Jennings
(22 Sep 1787 Wspt Greenfield- 22 Jun 1874 Greens Farms) & John Burr Jennings
Sally Penfield Burr
(22 Dec 1788 - 19 Mar 1870) & James Burr
Wakeman Penfield
(23 Oct 1790 - 9 Oct 1865) &  Deby T. ?Unk
Mary Penfield Jennings
(11 Sep 1792 - 11 Feb 1872 & Wakeman B. Jennings)
Eunice Penfield
(7 Jul 1794 - 27 May 1872)
Burr Penfield
(7 Mar 1796 - 25 Mar 1824) d.young
Hannah Penfield Peet
(4 Aug 1798 - 3 Apr 1878) & William L. Peet
Lydia Penfield
(8 Jun 1800 - 28 Nov 1882)
Lewis W. Penfield (5 Dec 1802 - 26 Jun 1865)
William Penfield
(8 Feb 1805 - 12 Apr 1892)
Andrew Penfield
(17 Jul 1808 - 2 Jan 1885)
also rootsweb

Samuel 1651> Samuel 1676> Peter 1702> James 1732> James 1761>
Mary 1792 + Wakeman Burr Jennings

            G-GF Lewis Burr Jennings (18 Feb 1828 - 15 Jul 1900)
b.18 Feb 1828, Westport, CT
d.15 Jul 1900, Westport, CT, age: 72

&
Mary Keeler
SIBLING
Andrew
Jennings

Jennings,
Andrew
Wakeman1
 
160820936
b. Aug. 22, 1820
d. Apr. 16, 1895

Oak Lawn Cemetery
              GM Sylvester Penfield Jennings (5 Dec
1856 - 26 Aug 1859)
Emma Frances Jennings Cole
Alice May Jennings
(30 Oct 1865 - 7 Dec 1868)
Estella Keeler Jennings
(19 Jun 1872 - 7 Jan 1910)
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William Penfield
b.1625 Suffolk, Eng
.d.Guilford, Middlesex, CT
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William Penfield b. ~ 1625 England, d. Guilford, NH, CT

William Penfield >
i. Samuel Penfield b. ~ 1651 Lynn, Essex, MA, d. 30 NOV 1711 Guilford, NH, CTt. m. Mary LEWIS 30 NOV 1675 in Lynn, Essex, MA, d/o John LEWIS & Mary BROWNE. Mary b. JAN 1652/53 Malden, Middlesex, MA, d. 30 JAN 1740/41 Guilford, CT

Note: Savage states there's a William in Middletown 1662-3
Oct 09 from "Genealogical & personal memoirs relating to the families of the ..., Volume 4" By William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams:
"The first of the name in Connecticut, was William Penfield, of Middletown, as early as 1663. Very little is known about him." He had "John, son of William Penfield, lived in Middletown, Connecticut. He married Ann daughter of David Cornwall, who died in Jun 1725....His sons appear to be Benjamin, Stephen, Peter."


Oct 09 from snippet "Sergt. Richard Haven, 1620-1703, Lynn, Mass: "King Philip's war" and one ..." William Haven - 1927 - 104 pages:

"8th...William Penfield - Eng. to Conn., 1663. Puritan."
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Is this the same guy? "..Looking for any information on William Penfield, from Wales with his two brothers, in Barnstable before 1650. In Middletown, Conn. by 1663. Thanks, JPG"
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Samuel Penfield (ca. 1651–1710, first generation) Earliest Penfield born in North America. He was born in Lynn, MA, 1675 m. Mary Lewis of Charlestown, Massachusetts. In 1679 they moved to Rehobeth, Massachusetts with two small children. The family later moved to Bristol, Rhode Island, and finally to Guilford, Connecticut in 1708. Their ten children, 5 boys and 5 girls, all grew to maturity.b.Jan 1652/53, Lynn, MAd.30 Nov 1711, Guilford, CT, age: 5812
Samuell Penfeald, Samuell Penffeald45

   
         

Spouse Unknown

 
       

Samuel Penfield Jr. b.17 Sep 1676, Lynn, MA d.22 Nov 1714, Guilford, CT, age: 38

 


         
       

Mary Lewis b.4 Jan 1651/52, Malden, MA d.30 Jan 1741/42, Guilford, CT, age: 90   d/o on Lewis b.ca 1603, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, UK d.16 Sep 1657, Malden, MA, age: 54 & Mary Browne b.1630, Hawkedon, England, UK

 
           
     

Peter Penfield b Jul 14,1702 Bristol m. may 28 1730 d jul 11 1772 Bethel Cemetery

   
       
     

Hannah Boreman Fry b.20 Oct 1676, Yarmouth, MA d.aft 1771, Bristol, RI, age: 94


   
           
   

James Penfield apr 28, 1732 fairfield, m. apri 23, 1758 d. mar 12 1794 fairfield cemetery Older Brother of Samuel M. Penfield (1734–1811, fourth generation)
Keeper of the Sun Tavern in Fairfield, CT, where Washington, Adams, and Lafayette were often? guests. This restored tavern is now administered by the Fairfield Historical Society. b.28 Apr 1732, Fairfield, CT
d.12 May 1794, Fairfield, CT, age: 62

 

 


 

 


             
             
     

Dr. Lt. Gideon Allen
b.
9 AUG 1671 Boston, MA d. 25 JAN 1750/51 Fairfield m2 Jane Hill b: 1676 m.10 AUG 1749

 

 


         
     

Mary Allen b. Aug 6, 1708 Fairfield d. Aug 1, 1789 Bethel Cemetery Married by Joseph Webb to Peter Penfield ( Mary's m2)

 


   
       

 


   
   

 


     
 

James Penfield
Feb 24, 1761 - Dec 11, 1842 apoplexy
James Penfield pension
m. dec 24, 1786

 

Ann ? Reeve/Russ? there are other candidates Anna BURR b: ~ 1675 in Fairfield d/o Nathaniel Burr b: ABT 1635 Springfield, CT (s/o Jehue Burr b: 1600 Suffolk, Eng. &Elizabeth Cable b: 1600 Suffolk, Eng.)    Mother: Sarah Ward b: ~ 1639 - 1640 Wethersfield, (d/o Andrew Ward b: 1597 Essex, Eng. & Hester Sherman b: 1 APR 1606 Dedham, Essex, Eng.)

   
 

 


       
       

 


   
     

Nathaniel Burr b: ~ 1664 Fairfield

   
 
           
   

Ephraim Burr
(5 Apr 1700 -29 Apr 1776 ) findagrave old burying ground age 76 s/o Nathaniel Burr b: ~ 1664 Fairfield &
 Susannah Lockwood b: ~ 1665 Fairfield


     
           
     

Susannah Lockwood b: ~ 1665 Fairfield

     
             
   

 


       
 

Ellen Burr b. Feb 23, 1734 fairfield d. mar 12, 1803 fairfield cemetery b.23 Feb 1733/4, Fairfield, CT d.12 Mar 1803, Fairfield, CT, age: 69
m. 23 Apr 1758, Fairfield, CT

       
   

 


   

 


 
       

Nathaniel Burr b: 1640 Springfield, Hampden MA d. 26 Feb 1712 Fairfield  Deputy to General Assembly 1692-1695 from Fairfield m2 Hannah/Ann Goodyear, widow of Samuel Wakeman s/o Jehu Burr b: 1600 Eng. & Elizabeth Cable b: ~ 1600


 
       

 


 
     

Peter Burr b: Mar 1668 Fairfield

   
       

 


 
       

Sarah Ward b: 1639/1640 Wethersfield d. Fairfield after 1684 d/o Andrew Ward b: 1597 Homerfield, Norfolk, Eng. & Hester Sherman c: 1 Apr 1606 Dedham, Essex, Eng

 
         

 


 

Mary Penfield b. Sept 11, 1792 m. Wakeman Jennings 12/25/1815 d Feb 11 1872 in Greens Farms

   

 


     

 

Abigail (Burr) Burr (1702 - 8 Jul 1780) b. 25 Oct 1702 Fairfield, d. 8 Jul 1780 Fairfield "Black/NobleCT"

"WILL: 1 Feb 1777, action 11 Jan 1810 on "estate of Abigail widow of Ephriam Burr who d. 27 yrs since, partly intestate, but under incumbrance during life of her daughter Abigail Burr who lately dec'd"; distribution ordered to: heirs of Lyman Jennings, only child of her dec'd dau Eunice; Silas Burr, Anna Catherine, heirs of Eunice, heirs of Abigail , and Sally, - the heirs of her eldest son Ephriam dec'd; James Penfield, David Thaddeus, heirs of Ephriam Penfield dec'd, Ellen, Mary, Eunice, and Anna, - heirs of her dec'd dau Ellen Penfield; Sally wife of Samuel Wakeman, only heir of her dec'd dau Abigail Burr; her sau Sarah wife of Eleazer Osborn; her son Peter Burr. the distribution called the grandaughter Anna (d/o her son Ephriam) wife of Gershom Osborn, Jr. "

     
             
     

&: Abigail [Unknown] b: Abt 1670

   

 


           
 

Isaac Tucker



     

 


         
 

Mary Tucker b sept 18 1766 d. sept 22, 1854 m. 12/24/1786

 

Joseph Wakeman  b: 1670 Fairfield


     
           
   

Samuel Wakeman b: ~ 1713 Fairfield, CT d. 15 AUG 1752 Fairfield s/o Joseph WAKEMAN b: 1670 Fairfield, & Elizabeth HAWLEY b: 6 MAY 1679m. Ruth ROGERS b4 1740

 

 


 
   

 


   
   

Mary Wakeman b: ~ 1743 Fairfield d. 2 OCT 1817 Fairfield m2  2 William Thorp b: ~ 1734 Fairfield, CTm. 5 MAR 1792

Elizabeth Hawley b: 6 MAY 1679


 

 


       

 


 
           
         

 


 
       

Eliezer Eleazer Rogers b: 6 MAY 1642 Milford,CT c: 15 MAY 1642 1St Church, Milford


   
     

Sgt. Joseph Rogers m1 Sarah CLARK m.1700 Milford m2 Elizabeth CLARK

     
     

Elizabeth Knowles  b: 1630 Fairfield

   
     

Ruth Rogers b: ~ 1712 d. B4 1784 d/o Sgt. Joseph ROGERS & Sarah CLARK

     
           

 


       

m2 Elizabeth Clark

George Clark  deacon or farmer?? b: ~ 1613, c: Great Munden,Hertford, Eng.


           

 


         

Samuel Clark  c: OCT 1645 in Of Milford, CT d. 1719 Milford


   
           

Sarah Harvey  b: 1622 in/of Milford or Sarah Northrup (sister of Joseph) b 1622 England d.  19 Jul 1689 Milford

 
               
           

 


 
         

Sarah Clark  b: 10 OCT 1678 Milford, CT c: 9 APR 1710 Milford d. 13 SEP 1750 Milford

   
           

George Clark Farmer 1615 Great Mundon, Herfordshire, Eng

 
               
         

Mary CLARKE c: 3 FEB 1650/1651 Milford

 

 

Samuel Clark, s/o "Deacon" George, mar. Mary Clark (Dec. 21, 1673) d/o "Farmer" George and Sarah Clark, bapt. Feb. 3, 1650/1. Had 6 children, incl. Sarah, b. ~. 1678: d. Sept. 1, 1750 ?. 72: m. Joseph
Rogers.--In his will dated Feb. 14, 1719 Samuel Clark makes a devise to his
"daughter Sarah Rogers that part of the Estate which I had by my former wife, her mother, which is called Daniel's homested where her father Rogers lives." (Samuel Clark died leaving a wife Sarah: date of death of first wife not known.)
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3. Samuel2 Clark (George1), bapt. Milford, CT., October, 1645, d. there (between Feb. 14 & Mar. 23), 1719; m1, Milford, Dec. 21, 1673, MARY CLARK, baptized Milford, Feb. 3, 1650/1, d. , d/o George ("Jr.") & Sarah ((???)) Clark; m2, SARAH ((???)) NORTHRUP, widow of Samuel Northrup [proved
by M. L. R. 6:372].

"Marie wife of Samuell Clarke" was accepted to full communion, Oct. 20, 1678; and Samuell Clarke was accepted Feb. 20, 1680/1.
His will, dated Feb. 14, 1719, proved Mar. 23, 1719, mentions dearly beloved wife Sarah; daughter Sarah Rogers, to have "that part of the Estate which I had by my former wife, her mother, which is called Daniel's homestead where her father Rogers lives"; son Samuell Clark to have a "double portion of all the lands and meadows which was his mothers"; daughter Mary
Prudden, w/ similar reference to the testator's first wife; son John Clark; Samuel & John Clark appointed executors. The inventory, filed Oct. 1, 1719, shows a large estate appraised at ?2528.07.03 [N. H. P. 4:565; 5:2].

Children of Samuel & Mary (Clark) Clark, baptized at First
Church, Milford:

i. Mary3 ["Marie"], bapt. Oct. 20, 1678; bur. June 21, 1681 [1st Ch. Milford].
ii. Sarah, baptism not recorded, b. circa 1678 [age at death] & probably after Oct. 20, 1678 or she would have been bapt. with her sister Mary; d. Sept. 1, 1750, ae. 72 [T. S., Milford]; m. "Sergt." Joseph ROGERS, b. Sept. 12, 1671
[M. V. R.], d. June 6, 1754, in his 83d yr. [T. S., Milford], s/o Eleazer & Elizabeth (Knowles) Rogers. See below.

iii. Samuel, bapt. Mar. 4, 1682/3; d. young.
iv. Samuel, bapt. Nov. 29, 1685; d. (by June) 1766; m. Mary Andrew.
v. Mary, bapt. July 8, 1688; d. May 9, 1777, ae. 89 [Marshall List, Milford]; m. Jan. 9, 1706/7, John Prudden , b. Mar. 20, 1680 [M. V. R.], d. Jan. 16, 1762, in his 82d yr. (T. S., Milford), s/o Samuel & Grace (Judson) Prudden.
vi. John, bapt. Sept. 15, 1695; d. circa 1774; m. (1st) Esther Buckingham, (2nd) Billing Baldwin.
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Sarah * NORTHRUP b: 1620 in Yorkshire, England m.1636

 
additional info from http://www.penfield.fm/genealogy/wc01/wc01_078.html
Children of Samuel Penfield & Mark Lewis
Samuel Penfield Jr.(17 Sep 1676 - 22 Nov 1714)
Mary Penfield(24 Oct 1678 - aft 1748)
Sarah Penfield(20 Feb 1679/80 - 21 Oct 1730)
John Penfield(30 May 1683 - 3 May 1750)
Isaac Penfield(27 Jul 1685 - 22 Oct 1754)
Hannah Penfield(29 Oct 1687 - 12 Oct 1778)
Jonathan Penfield(21 Nov 1689 - 11 Apr 1735)
Rebecca Penfield(23 Oct 1692 - 3 Oct 1714) [Twin]
Abigail Penfield(23 Oct 1692 - 9 Sep 1756) [Twin]
Benjamin Penfield(26 Apr 1696 - ca 1770)

Children of Samuel Penfield, Jr & Hannah Boreman Fry
Samuel Penfield(19 Jul 1700 - 2 Nov 1747)
Peter Penfield(14 Jul 1702 - 11 Jul 1772)
Abigail Penfield(22 Dec 1704 - 14 Feb 1747/8)
Nathaniel Penfield(10 Feb 1705/6 - 5 Jan 1776)
Mary Penfield(ca 1710 - 6 Jul 1785)
Hannah Penfield(20 Aug 1714 - )

Children of Peter Penfield & Mary Allen
Mary Penfield(18 Apr 1731 - 16 Jul 1753)
James Penfield(28 Apr 1732 - 12 May 1794)
Lt. Samuel M. Penfield(5 Nov 1734 - 2 Apr 1811) Tavern Keeper
Hannah Penfield(10 Nov 1737 - 7 Jan 1809)
Sarah Penfield(23 May 1740 - )
Lydia Penfield(14 Feb 1741/42 - 28 Dec 1816)
Capt. Peter Penfield(13 Sep 1743 - 12 Jan 1812)

Children of James Penfield & Ellen Burr
Mary Penfield(10 Mar 1759 - )
James Penfield(24 Feb 1761 - 11 Dec 1842)
Ephraim Penfield(18 Feb 1763 - 1809)
Thaddeus Penfield(7 May 1765 - 28 Jun 1845)
Ellen Penfield(10 Jun 1767 - )
David Penfield(10 Sep 1769 - 25 Mar 1845)
Eunice Burr Penfield(28 Feb 1773 - 4 Oct 1831)
Children of James Penfield & Mary Tucker
Ruth Penfield(22 Sep 1787 - 22 Jun 1874)
m. John Burr Jennings
Ruth Penfield49
Descendant, generation 6
b.Apr 1784
d.13 Jul 1863, Westport, CT, age: 79
Chiildren

Susan Jennings(ca 1816 - 12 Apr 1823)
Susan Jennings(ca 1827 - 25 Jul 1837)
Esther M. Jennings(7 Dec 1823 - 30 Mar 1892)
Augusta Jennings

Sally Penfield(22 Dec 1788 - 19 Mar 1870) m James Burr b. ca 1787 d. 6 Nov 1826, age: 39

Catherine Burr(1809 - )
Lewis W. Burr(1812 - )
Mary L. Burr(1817 - )
Henry P. Burr(1819 - 3 Mar 1900)
Lot Burr(1821 - )
Julia Burr(1824 - )
James P. Burr(1825 - )

Wakeman Penfield(23 Oct 1790 - 9 Oct 1865) m. Deborah Terrill b. 21 Dec 1786 d. 20 Sep 1858, Willoughby, OH, age: 71

Nathaniel Emory Penfield(1820 - 10 Oct 1863)
Jane W. Penfield(1823 - 12 Jul 1840)
James Wakeman Penfield(16 Mar 1829 - 20 Apr 1897)

Mary Penfield(11 Sep 1792 - 11 Feb 1872) m. Wakeman Burr Jennings b. 12 Apr 1793 d. 28 Oct 1867, age: 74 s/o Peter Jennings(9 Sep 1764 - 5 May 1841) & Sarah Wakeman(1773 - 1857)

Andrew Jennings no further info
Lewis Burr Jennings(18 Feb 1828 - 15 Jul 1900) m. Mary Keeler

Sylvester Penfield Jennings(5 Dec 1856 - 26 Aug 1859) b. 5 Dec 1856, Greens Farms, CT d. 26 Aug 1859, CT, age: 2
Emma Frances Jennings
Alice May Jennings(30 Oct 1865 - 7 Dec 1868) b. 30 Oct 1865, Greens Farms, CT d. 7 Dec 1868, CT, age: 3
Estella Keeler Jennings(19 Jun 1872 - 7 Jan 1910) b. 19 Jun 1872, Greens Farms, CT d. 7 Jan 1910, Bridgeport, CT, age: 37 m. George Ives Northrop

Eunice Penfield(7 Jul 1794 - 27 May 1872)b. 7 Jul 1794 d. 27 May 1872, age: 77 m. Rev. Cyrus Silliman s/o Cyrus Silliman(25 Aug 1770 - 12 Aug 1842) & Hannah Jennings(1776 - 1833) (Gershom & Rhoda Sanford b. 20 Feb 1794 d. 14 Oct 1884, age: 90

Mary Silliman(1821 - 15 Sep 1841)
Levi Silliman

Burr Penfield(7 Mar 1796 - 25 Mar 1824) b. 7 Mar 1796 d. 25 Mar 1824, age: 28 never married

Hannah Penfield(4 Aug 1798 - 3 Apr 1878) m. William Leavenworth Peet b. 17 Nov 1788, Bridgeport, CT d. 12 Sep 1866, age: 77

Edward Peet(22 May 1835 - )

Lydia Penfield(8 Jun 1800 - 28 Nov 1882) b. 8 Jun 1800 d. 28 Nov 1882, age: 82
Lewis W. Penfield(5 Dec 1802 - 26 Jun 1865) b. 5 Dec 1802 d. 26 Jun 1865, age: 62 Coachmaker m. b. 26 Aug 1800, Monroe, CT d. 15 Sep 1862, age: 62
William Penfield(8 Feb 1805 - 12 Apr 1892) b. 8 Feb 1805 d. 12 Apr 1892, age: 87 m. Jane Edwards b. 31 Jul 1812 d. 31 Jan 1844, age: 31

Andrew Penfield(17 Jul 1808 - 2 Jan 1885) b. 17 Jul 1808 d. 2 Jan 1885, age: 76 m. Mary Bennett b. 20 Apr 1813 d. 29 Apr 1874, age: 61

James Andrew Penfield(11 Dec 1836 - 2 Jan 1905)
Benjamin Bennett Penfield(14 Nov 1843 - 25 Dec 1926)

 

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Mary's Siblings
James Penfield (Father) (James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel PENFIELD1) was born 24 FEB 1761 in Fairfield, CT, and died 11 DEC 1842. He married Mary Tucker (Mother) 24 DEC 1786, daughter of Isaac Tucker and Mary Wakeman. She was born 19 SEP 1766 in Fairfield, CT, and died 22 SEP 1854.
Children of James Penfield and Mary Tucker are:
  2   i. Mary Penfield Jennings Sibling Ruth Penfield was born SEP 1787 in Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, and died 22 JUN 1874 in Westport, CT She married John Burr Jennings AFT 1815, son of David Jennings and Eunice Burr. He was born APR 1784, and died 13 JUL 1863 in Westport, CT.
  3   ii. Mary Penfield Jennings Sibling Sally Penfield was born BEF 18 JAN 1789 in Fairfield, CT.died UNKNOWN
  4   iii. Mary Penfield Jennings Sibling Wakeman Penfield was born BEF 5 DEC 1790 in Fairfield, CT.died 9 OCT 1865.
  5   iv. Mary Penfield (Jennings) was born BEF 14 OCT 1792 in Fairfield, CT. married Wakeman Burr Jennings 12/25/1815 d Feb 11 1872 in Greens Farms died UNKNOWN.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2
2. Ruth Penfield (James Penfield5, James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel Penfield1) was born SEP 1787 in Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, and died 22 JUN 1874 in Westport, CT. She married John Burr Jennings, son of David Jennings and Eunice Burr. He was born APR 1784 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 13 JUL 1863 in Westport, CT.
Children of Ruth Penfield and John Burr Jennings are:
+ 6   i. Esther M. Jennings was born 7 DEC 1823 in Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT, and died 30 MAR 1892.
  7   ii. Augusta Jennings died UNKNOWN. She married John Elwood. He died UNKNOWN.

4. Wakeman Penfield (James Penfield5, James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel Penfield1) was born DEC 1790 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 9 OCT 1865. He married Deby T. Unknown 23 OCT 1815. She was born ABT 1787, and died 20 SEP 1858.
Child of Wakeman Penfield and Deby T. Unknown is:
  8   i. Jane Penfield was born ABT 1823, and died 12 JUN 1840.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 3
6. Esther M. Jennings (Ruth Penfield6, James Penfield5, James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel Penfield1) was born 7 DEC 1823 in Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT, and died 30 MAR 1892. She married Henry Burr Wakeman 1 JAN 1844 in Greensfarms, CT, son of Banks Wakeman and Eleanor Jennings. He was born 12 APR 1820 in Greens Farms, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 30 MAR 1892.
Children of Esther M. Jennings and Henry Burr Wakeman are:
  9   i. Maurice Banks Wakeman was born 21 FEB 1845, and died UNKNOWN. He married Emma Jane Adams 21 JAN 1874, daughter of George Adams and Polly M. Coley. She was born 1851 in Westport, CT, and died UNKNOWN.
+ 10   ii. Lewis Penfield Wakeman was born 11 JUN 1847 in Greensfarms, CT, and died UNKNOWN.
  11   iii. William Henry Wakeman was born 27 DEC 1851, and died 24 JAN 1853.
+ 12   iv. William James (Capt.) Wakeman was born 30 DEC 1854, and died UNKNOWN.
  13   v. Ella Maria Wakeman was born 20 MAY 1862, and died 3 JAN 1879.
+ 14   vi. Alfred John (Dr.) Wakeman was born 8 FEB 1865, and died UNKNOWN.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 4
10. Lewis Penfield Wakeman (Esther M. Jennings7, Ruth Penfield6, James Penfield5, James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel Penfield1) was born 11 JUN 1847 in Greensfarms, CT, and died UNKNOWN. He married Jennie Sherwood 12 MAR 1874, daughter of Franklin Sherwood. She was born in Greensfarms, CT, and died UNKNOWN.
Children of Lewis Penfield Wakeman and Jennie Sherwood are:
  15   i. Birtha Wakeman was born 7 MAY 1876, and died UNKNOWN.
  16   ii. Elsie Sherwood Wakeman was born 9 AUG 1878, and died 15 FEB 1880.
  17   iii. Ethel Sherwood Wakeman was born 15 APR 1881, and died UNKNOWN.
  18   iv. Louis Kenneth Wakeman was born 4 OCT 1891, and died UNKNOWN.

12. William James (Capt.) Wakeman (Esther M. Jennings7, Ruth Penfield6, James Penfield5, James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel Penfield1) was born 30 DEC 1854, and died UNKNOWN. He married Mary Relyea 6 JUL 1882, daughter of J.B. (Rev.) Relyea. She was born in Greensfarms, CT, and died UNKNOWN.
Children of William James (Capt.) Wakeman and Mary Relyea are:
  19   i. Henry Relyea Wakeman was born 31 AUG 1883, and died UNKNOWN.
  20   ii. Albert Dubois Wakeman was born 6 OCT 1885, and died UNKNOWN.
  21   iii. Ruth Penfield Wakeman was born 5 MAR 1891, and died 26 SEP 1892.
  22   iv. William James Wakeman was born 6 MAR 1895, and died UNKNOWN.

14. Alfred John (Dr.) Wakeman (Esther M. Jennings7, Ruth Penfield6, James Penfield5, James Penfield4, Peter Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, Samuel Penfield1) was born 8 FEB 1865, and died UNKNOWN. He married Harriet Pierson Taylor 21 APR 1892, daughter of Edward Jessup Taylor and Charlotte Burr. She was born 27 JAN 1865 in Greensfarms, CT, and died UNKNOWN.
Children of Alfred John (Dr.) Wakeman and Harriet Pierson Taylor are:
  23   i. Ella Clay (Dr.) Wakeman was born 1 OCT 1893 in New Haven, CT, and died 27 NOV 1985 in Bethany, CT. She married Robert Lowry Calhoun 24 DEC 1923. He was born 30 DEC 1896 in St.Cloud, MN, and died 23 SEP 1983 in Bethany, CT.
  24   ii. Alfred Maurice (Dr.) Wakeman was born 30 MAR 1897, and died UNKNOWN.
  25   iii. Edward Taylor (Dr.) Wakeman was born 30 MAR 1897, and died UNKNOWN.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 1
1. James Penfield (James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 24 FEB 1761 in Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 11 DEC 1842. He married Mary Tucker 24 DEC 1786, daughter of Isaac Tucker and Mary Wakeman. She was born 19 SEP 1766, and died Deceased.
Children of James Penfield and Mary Tucker are:
  2   i. Ruth Penfield was born 22 SEP 1787 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 22 JUN 1874. She married John Burr Jennings, son of David Jennings and Eunice Burr. He was born APR 1784 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 13 JUL 1863 in Westport, Connecticut.
  3   ii. Sally Penfield was born 22 DEC 1788 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, was christened 18 JAN 1789 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 19 MAR 1870.
+ 4   iii. Wakeman Penfield was born 23 OCT 1790 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 9 OCT 1865 in Ohio.
  5   iv. Mary Penfield was born 11 SEP 1792 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 11 FEB 1872.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

4. Wakeman Penfield (James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 23 OCT 1790 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 9 OCT 1865 in Ohio. He was buried OCT 1865 in Willoughby Center Cemetery, Section: 1, Row: 5, Stone No. 1. He married Deborah Terrill Peet 23 OCT 1815 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born 21 DEC 1786 in Connecticut, and died 20 SEP 1858 in Ohio. She was buried SEP 1858 in Willoughby Center Cemetery, Section: 1, Row: 5, Stone No. 1.
Children of Wakeman Penfield and Deborah Terrill Peet are:
+ 6   i. Nathaniel Emory Penfield was born 1820 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 10 OCT 1863 in the Civil War, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  7   ii. Jane W. Penfield was born 1823 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 12 JUN 1840 in Ohio.
+ 8   iii. James Wakeman Penfield was born 16 MAR 1829 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 20 APR 1897 in Cambridgeboro, Pennsylvania.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 3
6. Nathaniel Emory Penfield (Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 1820 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 10 OCT 1863 in the Civil War, Little Rock, Arkansas. He was buried 1863 in Willoughby Center Cemetery, Section: 1, Row: 5, Stone No. 1. He married Rachel M. Rush 8 OCT 1854 in Ohio. She was born 3 JUN 1835 in Ohio, and died 20 MAY 1920.
Children of Nathaniel Emory Penfield and Rachel M. Rush are:
  9   i. Mary Louise Penfield was born 1 MAY 1855 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, and died Deceased.
+ 10   ii. Louis Wakeman Penfield was born 31 JUL 1857 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, and died 29 JUL 1929 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio.

8. James Wakeman Penfield (Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 16 MAR 1829 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 20 APR 1897 in Cambridgeboro, Pennsylvania. He was buried 22 APR 1897 in Willoughby Cemetery, Section: K, Row: 25, Stone No. 9. He married Elsie Ferguson 22 SEP 1850 in Lake Co., Ohio, daughter of Hezekiah Ferguson and Martha Smith. She was born 7 FEB 1829 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, and died 9 JUN 1917 in Ohio. She was buried 1917 in Willoughby Cemetery, Section: K, Row: 25, Stone No. 8.
Children of James Wakeman Penfield and Elsie Ferguson are:
  11   i. Glendora Marie Penfield was born 2 JUN 1854 in Willoughby, Ohio, and died 28 SEP 1927 in Lucas County, Ohio. She married James M. Hough 16 OCT 1889 in Ohio, son of Thomas Hyde Hough and Lucretia Mapes. He was born 25 AUG 1853 in either Connecticut or Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, and died 18 NOV 1925 in Lucas County, Ohio.
+ 12   ii. Raymond Casenove Penfield was born 31 MAY 1860 in Ohio, and died 11 JUL 1932.
  13   iii. Edith Cecelia Penfield was born 19 JUN 1863 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, and died 29 JUN 1921. She married Dennis Henry McBride 21 JUN 1886 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Vol. 29, Page 420), son of Dennis McBride and Julia Whelan. He was born 11 MAR 1857 in Ohio, and died 2 JAN 1926.
+ 14   iv. Gertrude Ferguson Penfield was born 23 JAN 1866 in Ohio, and died 8 JAN 1946 in Akron, Summit, Ohio.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 4
10. Louis Wakeman Penfield (Nathaniel Emory Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 31 JUL 1857 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, and died 29 JUL 1929 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio. He was buried 1 AUG 1929 in Willoughby Cemetery, Willoughby, Ohio. He married Clara Emma Johnson 3 JAN 1883 in Lucas, Ohio, daughter of Clara E. Johnson. She was born 31 MAY 1860 in Toledo, Ohio, and died 2 JUL 1933 in Toledo, Ohio. She was buried 6 JUL 1933 in Willoughby Cemetery.
Child of Louis Wakeman Penfield and Clara Emma Johnson is:
+ 15   i. James Arthur Penfield was born 18 FEB 1884 in Willoughby, Ohio, and died 7 FEB 1971 in Miami, Florida.

12. Raymond Casenove Penfield (James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 31 MAY 1860 in Ohio, and died 11 JUL 1932. He marriedMinnie Patterson 27 MAY 1885. She was born 22 FEB 1864 in Ohio or Tenn., and died 26 SEP 1944.
Children of Raymond Casenove Penfield and Minnie Patterson are:
  16   i. Harold Casenove Penfield was born 10 SEP 1886 in Hamilton, Ohio, and died 9 NOV 1943. He married Anna Catherine Bullwinkle 19 JUN 1912 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, daughter of John E. Bullwinkle and Annie Gerkin. She was born 15 JAN 1899 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, and died 15 FEB 1961.
  17   ii. James Preston Penfield was born 24 APR 1892 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, and died 26 JAN 1945.
+ 18   iii. Julia Marguerite Penfield was born 19 SEP 1893 in Painesville, Lake, Ohio, and died 1 MAR 1943.

14. Gertrude Ferguson Penfield (James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 23 JAN 1866 in Ohio, and died 8 JAN 1946 in Akron, Summit, Ohio. She married Franklin Augustus Seiberling 12 OCT 1887 in Ohio, son of John F. Seiberling and Katherine Lucinda Miller. He was born 6 OCT 1859 in Western Star, Summit Co., Ohio, and died 11 AUG 1955 in Akron, Ohio. He was buried 16 AUG 1955 in Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio.
Children of Gertrude Ferguson Penfield and Franklin Augustus Seiberling are:
+ 19   i. John Frederick Seiberling was born 24 JUL 1888 in Akron, Ohio, and died 15 JUL 1962 in Akron, Ohio.
+ 20   ii. Irene Henrietta Seiberling was born 25 FEB 1890 in Akron, Ohio, and died 21 JAN 1999 in Akron, Ohio.
+ 21   iii. Willard Penfield Seiberling was born 28 JUN 1892 in Akron, Ohio, and died APR 1981 in Akron, Ohio.
+ 22   iv. James Penfield Seiberling was born 3 JUL 1898 in Akron, Ohio, and died OCT 1982 in Akron, Ohio.
  23   v. Gertrude Virginia Seiberling was born NOV 1899 in Akron, Ohio, and died MAY 1971 in New York, New York. She married John L. Handy , Sr. 4 OCT 1919 in Stan Hywet Estate, Akron, Ohio. He was born 9 DEC 1892, and died JUN 1980 in New York.
  24   vi. Grace W. Seiberling was born 1901, and died 1901.
+ 25   vii. Franklin Augustus Seiberling , Jr. was born 25 MAY 1908 in Akron, Ohio, and died 1990 in Ohio.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 5
15. James Arthur Penfield (Louis Wakeman Penfield9, Nathaniel Emory Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 18 FEB 1884 in Willoughby, Ohio, and died 7 FEB 1971 in Miami, Florida. He was buried 12 FEB 1971 in Willoughby Cemetery. He married Laura E. Minor. She was born ABT 1892 in Ohio, and died 28 OCT 1947 in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio. She was buried 31 OCT 1947 in Lake View Cemetery. He married Orien Haywood 20 MAY 1953 in Miami, FL. She was born 12 SEP 1893 in Kentucky, and died 17 SEP 1978 in Dade Co., Florida.
Children of James Arthur Penfield and Laura E. Minor are:
+ 26   i. Emmy Lou Penfield was born 19 JUL 1913 in Ohio, and died 1 JAN 1976 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.
+ 27   ii. Louis Albert Penfield was born 31 DEC 1918 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, and died 23 MAR 2002 in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio.

18. Julia Marguerite Penfield (Raymond Casenove Penfield9, James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 19 SEP 1893 in Painesville, Lake, Ohio, and died 1 MAR 1943. She married Aaron Wright Bastedo, son of Aaron Bastedo and Margaret Young. He was born 3 JUN 1884 in NY, and died 16 FEB 1952.
Children of Julia Marguerite Penfield and Aaron Wright Bastedo are:
  28   i. Julia Dolce Bastedo was born ABT 1914 in New York, and died Deceased.
  29   ii. Kathleen Bastedo was born ABT 1917 in New York, and died Deceased.
  30   iii. John Bastedo was born AFT 1920, and died Deceased.

19. John Frederick Seiberling (Gertrude Ferguson Penfield9, James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 24 JUL 1888 in Akron, Ohio, and died 15 JUL 1962 in Akron, Ohio. He married Henrietta MacBrayer Buckler 11 OCT 1917 in Stan Hywet Estate, Akron, Ohio, daughter of Julius Augustus Buckler and Mary Wallace Maddox. She was born 16 MAR 1888 in Kentucky, and died DEC 1979 in New York City, New York.
Children of John Frederick Seiberling and Henrietta MacBrayer Buckler are:
  31   i. John Frederick Seiberling , Jr. was born 8 SEP 1918 in Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, Summit, Ohio, and died 2 AUG 2008 in Copley, Ohio. He married Living Behr.
  32   ii. Living Seiberling.
  33   iii. Living Seiberling.

20. Irene Henrietta Seiberling (Gertrude Ferguson Penfield9, James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 25 FEB 1890 in Akron, Ohio, and died 21 JAN 1999 in Akron, Ohio. She married Milton Whately Harrison 25 DEC 1923 in Stan Hywet Estate, Akron, Ohio. He was born 12 FEB 1889 in New York, and died 8 AUG 1949. He was buried 1949 in Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
Children of Irene Henrietta Seiberling and Milton Whately Harrison are:
  34   i. Living Harrison.
  35   ii. Living Harrison.
  36   iii. Living Harrison.

21. Willard Penfield Seiberling (Gertrude Ferguson Penfield9, James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 28 JUN 1892 in Akron, Ohio, and died APR 1981 in Akron, Ohio. He married Mary Gerrish 18 JUL 1923. She was born 1897 in Oberlin, Ohio, and died 17 DEC 1950 in People’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She was buried 1950 in Highland Park Cemetery (Ashes).
Children of Willard Penfield Seiberling and Mary Gerrish are:
  37   i. Living Seiberling.
  38   ii. Living Seiberling. He married Jeanne Mitchell. She was born 22 DEC 1927, and died 24 OCT 2001 in Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida.
  39   iii. Living Seiberling.

22. James Penfield Seiberling (Gertrude Ferguson Penfield9, James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 3 JUL 1898 in Akron, Ohio, and died OCT 1982 in Akron, Ohio. He married Harriet Robinson Manton 3 FEB 1923, daughter of Henry B. Manton and Mary Blanche Seiberling. She was born 24 SEP 1899 in Ohio, and died JUL 1973 in Akron, Ohio.
Children of James Penfield Seiberling and Harriet Robinson Manton are:
  40   i. Living Seiberling.
  41   ii. Living Seiberling.

25. Franklin Augustus Seiberling , Jr. (Gertrude Ferguson Penfield9, James Wakeman Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 25 MAY 1908 in Akron, Ohio, and died 1990 in Ohio. He married Living Jackson.
Children of Franklin Augustus Seiberling , Jr. and Living Jackson are:
  42   i. Living Seiberling.
  43   ii. Living Seiberling.
  44   iii. Living Seiberling.
  45   iv. Living Seiberling.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 6
26. Emmy Lou Penfield (James Arthur Penfield10, Louis Wakeman Penfield9, Nathaniel Emory Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 19 JUL 1913 in Ohio, and died 1 JAN 1976 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. She was buried 1976 in Lake view Cemetery. She married Allan Edward Carroll 10 JUN 1942 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born ABT 1910 in (Estimated age), and died Deceased.
Child of Emmy Lou Penfield and Allan Edward Carroll is:
  46   i. Living Carroll.

27. Louis Albert Penfield (James Arthur Penfield10, Louis Wakeman Penfield9, Nathaniel Emory Penfield8, Wakeman Penfield7, James Penfield6, James Penfield5, Peter Penfield4, Samuel Penfield3, Samuel Penfield2, William Penfield1) was born 31 DEC 1918 in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, and died 23 MAR 2002 in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio. He was buried 2002 in Willoughby Cemetery. He married Pauline Vivian Curtiss in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Vol. 201, Page 161), daughter of John Carlyle Curtiss and Florence Elsie Rogers. She was born 1 APR 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, and died 30 APR 1983 in Willoughby, Ohio. She was buried 1983 in Willoughby Cemetery.
Children of Louis Albert Penfield and Pauline Vivian Curtiss are:
  47   i. Living Penfield.
  48   ii. Tisa A. Penfield was born 16 FEB 1947 in Ohio, and died 24 AUG 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Corduroy Roads 
by Cece Saunders, Historical Perspectives, Inc. 
hpix2@aol.com, 203-226-7654

How did man, horse and wagon traverse the mud, muck, and marshes that so often surrounded our earliest coastal towns and river settlements? Without the modern benefits of steel and concrete that create reliable bridges, how did the 18th century road builder span those wet and muddy stretches? 

A corduroy road is a type of road made by placing whole logs perpendicular to the direction of the road over a low or swampy area. Sand is used to form a base for the logs and to cover them once they are in place. There were various methods used to keep the logs from slipping under the impact of hooves and wheels. The result is an improvement over impassable mud or dirt roads, yet it provides a decidedly bumpy ride in the best of conditions and a hazard to horses due to loose logs that can roll and shift. This type of road was already constructed in Roman times. It is known to have been used as early as 4,000 BC with examples found in bogs in England and still constructed in the 20th century in Alaska. 

The corduroy road was essential for establishing networks between communities and critical resources during the 18th century in New England. Town minutes and archaeological reports document the use of corduroy roads during this period. Records are clear that Washington’s troops built corduroy roads in order to create shortcuts over marshy areas, moving vast numbers of troops and supplies quickly. 

There are at least two known surviving examples of 18th century corduroy roads in Connecticut. One is the Chittenden Beach corduroy road that rests beneath salt marsh peat in Guilford. This road is pictured in Robert Gordon’s History of Sea Level Changes along the Connecticut Shore (1983). 

The second, the Ash Creek corduroy road in Fairfield, appears to be the oldest remaining example of a preserved wooden road in the state. Today, a relatively intact 53-foot section of this road is visible during low tide in Long Island Sound. The log road, composed of local species (oak, maple, black birch, etc.), rests between 30 to 36 inches below grade, which is dominated by a thick mat of cord grass. It survives as a remnant of a colonial road system that was crucial to the early development of Fairfield. 

In ca. 1750, local resident Peter Penfield constructed a tidal grist mill and a dam at the mouth of the Ash Creek. At approximately the same time, a corduroy road was constructed along the edge of the Ash Creek salt marsh that connected with a bridge over the narrowest section of the Creek. The road and bridge linked an old Fairfield town road, the Penfield mill, and the community of Black Rock, a section of what is now Bridgeport. This access way not only allowed for the transport of raw materials and products to and from the mills, it provided a much needed short cut across the Ash Creek from the colonial Fairfield town center to Black Rock Harbor. 

This archaeological resource was brought to the attention of the state initially by Kruger Frank, an archaeologist from the Fairfield area that used to walk his dog along the Ash Creek shoreline. Through the cooperation of the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, the Town of Fairfield, and the Aspetuck Land Trust, the Ash Creek Corduroy Road has been listed on the State Register of Historic Places and is now designated as a State Archaeological Preserve. 

We are collecting additional data on corduroy roads and their prevalence in the state. Do you have any evidence of a corduroy road in your section of Connecticut? If so, please share the information with us.

corduroyroad

http://www.fosa-ct.org/Reprints/Spring2009_CorduroyRoads.htm


The red mark indicates a portion of the corduroy road still clearly visible from Google map if you zoom in.

 

This Wheeler "homelot" at the "head of shipharbour" was the nucleus of Black Rock village. The village was for many years inhabited by Thomas
Wheeler's grandchildren and their children almost exclusively. There were enough of them to occupy the acres between the old homelot and Grover's
Hill with their houses and pasturage, and to divide other lands with nonresident
proprietors whose homesteads stood in Fairheld or Stratiield
From the Thomas Wheeler homestead a road led northwest, meeting the
Fairfield road at the present intersection of Brewster Street and Fairfield Avenue. The old Fairfield road coincided with the modern Post Road only
between Ash Creek and Ellsworth Street. At the latter point (near the Indian
fort) the old road turned northeast (along the present line of North Ellsworth
Street) to the upper creek. Here were two forks, one road led northwest across the upper creek to King's Highway and the Holland Heights Road. The other fork led to the Indian Fields and thence to Stratfield. The early surveyors followed the trail that avoided the old Indian fort
as the cautious pioneer always gave his Indian neighbors as much room as
possible.
https://ia600606.us.archive.org/3/items/historyofblackro00just/historyofblackro00just_bw.pdf

Other families came to share with the Wheelers the homesites by the
harbor. The colonial names of Squire, Burr, Penfield, Bartram, Wilson,
Chauncy, Osborn, Jennings, Silliman, Sherwood and Sturges became prominently identified with the port.
The sea which played so dramatic a role in the story of the earliest settlers in Black Rock continued to influence the development of the village. The number of ships that plied in and out of the harbor increased yearly. In 1753 a new
bridge and new roads were
planned to shorten the distance between Fairfield center and the
picture harbor.
As the map shows, the early roads were almost circuitous as their descriptions in the records. The new thoroughfare was surveyed more directly, —
almost due east from lower Benson Road, across an inlet by Penfield mills,
and along the shore of the creek to the new bridge. The stone foundations
of this road are still plainly visible, as are the foundation piers of the bridge over which the road led to what is now Balm forth Street in Black Rock, —
the short road that curves over the shoulder of Grovers Hill and joins Grovers Avenue now just as it did in 1753. Grovers Avenue had existed long before
the building of the new road, but merely as a farm road from the harbor to the hill pastures. There had originally been a field gate across it halfway
between the turnpike and the hill. The opening of the shorter route immediately affected the pasture lands along GnDvers Avenue. David Wheeler, III, was first to profit thereby taking over from his father ten acres of meadow. The progressive David deeded to the town two streets, to lead from Grovers Avenue to the harbor, and dividing
the land into lots, he pointed their advantages to seafarers whose homes lay
inconveniently far from shore. The first purchasers were Captain Joseph
Silliman and Captain Thomas Holburton, and both immediately built where
their families might overlook the Sound and sight their incoming ships.Next to buy was a company of thirteen prominent citizens of Fairfield who acquired land for a wharf at the end of one of David Wheeler's new
roads. Adjacent lots were soon sold for homebuilding or investment and the
first real estate development in Black Rock proved successful.

 

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4 WILLIAM FENN NORTHROP (Âlvin, Amos), (name may be from Hannah Ives Fenn prob sister of Rachel) b. Nov. 6, 1836, Kent, Conn.

stayed in around Kent /warren thru 1840 (William age 4)

Father, Alvin in 1830 Kent Census
Alvin prob 1838 Kent Frances Josephine born there
Alvin Warren Census 1840 (William 4)
Alvin prob Cornwall 1844 (George Born there) (William 8)
Alvin in Westport Census 1850 (William 14, George 6) and Louisa born

Carpenter and builder, and dealer in lumber, coal, etc., firm of "Northrop Brothers," at Southport, Conn. M. Dec. 23, 1857, at Mamerneck, N. Y., Abbie Jane, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Jane Baker, who are now dead, but formerly lived at Greens Farms, Conn.
     i Ella Angelina, b. Nov. 4, 1858 ; d. Sept. 8, 1864.
     ii Frederick Elmer, b. Sept. 2, 1871, Southport.

6 GEORGE ELMORE NORTHROP (Âlvin, Amos), b.' Feb. 17, 1844, Cornwall, Conn. Served through the Civil War, in Company A, 8th Connecticut Volunteers. M. at ________________, N. Y., Margaret Harrigan.
     i George Ivés, b. July 15, 1871.
     ii Winthrop Blaine, b. Dec. 1, 1884.
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i Alvin, b. Apr. 15, 1803, Chatham, N. Y BORN NY don’t know where and don't know if family was LIVING there . 3 ii Gerrit, b. Aug. 9, 1812, Most/all of the Census listings say born CT Chatham, N. Y. "

2 ALVIN NORTHROP (Amos), b. Apr. 15, 1803, ? Chatham, N. Y. ; shoemaker at Kent, Conn. ; m. at Kent, July 2, 1826, Sarah Wakeman Alvord (b. May 25, 1809, Kent; d. June 2, 1886, Southport, Conn.), dau. of Daniel (probably David) and Abigail (Wakeman) Alvord /or / David and Abigail Jennings. David is born in Fairfield. They are married in Fairfield 1800 and move to Kent by 1802. Why did they move to Kent? Their children are born in Kent and David dies in Kent 1831. Sarah and Alvin moved to Westport after the death of Sarah's father and lived for a time next to her mother and sister in Westport. Most of her family was in the Westport area. Alvin d. Nov. 29, 1875, Westport, Conn. Northrop name is on a Westport map dated 1867.
     i Julia Burr (sarah's grandmother was Eunice Burr), b. Nov. 28, 1832, Kent, Conn. ; m. Feb. 1, 1854, Charles Bulkley ; d. ??. perhaps Charles Seymour Bulkley ("a successful engineer") mentioned on page 816 of Jacobus (1933) and a descendant of the Rev. Peter Bulkeley in the Gershom, Peter line
     ii Francis, b. June 4, 1835, Kent ; d. July 9, 1837. (Age 2)
     4 iii William Fenn, (where did name Fenn come from?) b. Nov. 6, 1836, Kent
     IV Frances Josephine b. Aug 20, 1838, Kent m. at Rye, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1854, Charles Meeker; > Charles A b 1832? d. March 18, 1876, Westport, Conn. 4.296 vii. Could she be named after [Emma Frances Northrup, b. Wilton, Ct., Feb. 25, 1852, m. Georgetown, Ct., July 5, 1870, John Benedict Jelliff. They settled at Branchville, Ct., where she died Oct. 29, 1883.]


     6 v George Elmore, (where did name Elmore come from?) b. Feb. 17, 1844, Cornwall, Conn.
     vi Louisa Azonetta, b. Apr. 12, 1850, Westport; m. March 2, 1871, at Westport. Geroge B. MILLS b: Abt 1845 in Westport,CT

3 GERRIT NORTHROP (Amos), b. Aug. 9, 1812, Chatham? , N. Y. Census listings say CT; m. Feb. 11, 1834, Betsey (Elizabeth) Millard probably daughter of Joel Millard (son of Joshua ancestors from Mass) b. Cornwall, CT and Tabitha GREEN Milford or New Milford (Sarah Wakeman Alvord Northrop's brother Nelson marries Caroline (1829 Kent) Chamberlain then Adelia Millard in Torrington 1858 Nathan Skiff in Cornwall was probably Adelia's first marriage (d. May 8, 1868).
He d. March 14, 1875, New Haven, Conn.
6 i James Edward, b. Jan. 26, 1839, Warren, Conn.
ii Charles Alvin, b. July 6, 1886. Five years in Civil War ; Second Lieutenant. Sailed, about 1880, as steward, on a voyage to Africa ; not heard from since. Supposed to have been lost at sea. Neglected to give name of vessel he sailed on.
iii Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 7, 1847 ; m. William Hall, and living at Milton, Litchfield Co., Conn. ; 2 children.

JAMES EDWARD NORTHROP (Gerrit, Amos)
b. January 26, 1839 Warren, CT Merchant residing at New Haven, Conn. m. Nov 24, 1864 Sarah Secelia Burnes, dau of James and Elizabeth ( Norton) Burnesof New Haven
i Lillie E b. Aaug 6, 1865 m. June 3, 1885 Oscar D. Beach of Milton CT
ii Mary Elizabeth b. Sept 17, 18 70, d. Nov 5, 1870.

"1 AMOS NORTHROP, b. Jan. 8, 1778, probably at Chatham, N. Y most of children's census records say NY-- between 1774-1800 but may not have been LIVING in NY. Amos' 1850 Census record says CT . Lived also at Warren and Kent, Conn. D. May 16,1855, Warren, Conn. (have not found any record of his death or marker) M. Rachel Ivés (b. March 15,1775).had at least two wives married Susuan Chaugham/Chaugum (Lighthouse tribe Molly Barber descendant) Kent, CT Oct. 26, 1829.
Census support Amos in Kent and Warren. see Census Summary Below

Elmore Connections

elmer h 31 in 1860

lucy northrop brookfield in 1870 census there is a younger Elmer elmore age 41 farmer also a george age 14 cornwall geo age 47

Abel with Camp,Fenn

  • D: I3506
  • Name: Abel Northrup
  • Surname: Northrup
  • Given Name: Abel
  • Sex: M
  • Christening: 2 Dec 1739 Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
  • Death: 13 May 1803
  • _UID: EBB68F9717DB484C927570C2A52E0F1B8354
  • Change Date: 21 Sep 2003 at 01:00:00

    Father: Joseph Northrup b: 6 Feb 1698 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    Mother: Ruth Allen c: 1 Oct 1719 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut

    Marriage 1 Susannah Camp c: 29 Dec 1745 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    Children
    1. Has No Children Joseph Northrup b: 1762 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 21 Apr 1771 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    2. Has No Children Susanna Northrup b: 1764 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 21 Apr 1771 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    3. Has No Children Amos Northrup b: 1766 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 21 Apr 1771 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    4. Has No Children Andrew Northrup b: 1768 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 21 Apr 1771 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    5. Has No Children Mary Northrup c: 21 Apr 1771 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    6. Has Children Sarah Northrup c: 14 Feb 1773 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    7. Has Children Caleb Camp Northrup c: 8 Jan 1775 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    8. Has No Children Lazarus Northrup c: 16 Feb 1777 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    9. Has No Children Abel Allen Northrup c: 30 May 1781 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    10. Has Children Hannah Northrup b: 1784 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 12 Jun 1796 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    11. Has No Children John Northrup c: 12 Jun 1796 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
  • ID: I3499
  • Name: Sarah Northrup
  • Surname: Northrup
  • Given Name: Sarah
  • Sex: F
  • Christening: 14 Feb 1773 Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
  • _UID: 134609CE4585004DABD6DA9A22E43A239F01
  • Change Date: 11 Mar 2002 at 00:00:00

    Father: Abel Northrup c: 2 Dec 1739 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    Mother: Susannah Camp c: 29 Dec 1745 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut

    Marriage 1 Oliver Clark b: 1769 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    • Married: 2 Sep 1790 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    Children
    1. Has No Children Merritt Clark b: Mar 1795 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    2. Has Children Hezekiah Clark b: 25 Dec 1797 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    3. Has Children Oliver Clark b: ABT 1802
    4. Has No Children Maria Clark c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    5. Has No Children Susanna Clark c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    6. Has No Children Sophia Clark c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    7. Has No Children Sheldon Clark c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    8. Has No Children Able Clark c: 28 Oct 1821 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    9. Has No Children Allen Clark b: in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    10. Has No Children Andrew Clark b: in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    11. Has No Children Celia Clark b: in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
  • ID: I119479
  • Name: Hezekiah Clark
  • Surname: Clark
  • Given Name: Hezekiah
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Dec 1797 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
  • Christening: 28 Oct 1821 Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
  • Death: 20 Dec 1869
  • _UID: 65BB9B55EF36A249A14C5EF7839034C9728B
  • Change Date: 16 Apr 2003 at 01:00:00

    Father: Oliver Clark b: 1769 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut
    Mother: Sarah Northrup c: 14 Feb 1773 in Milford,New Haven County,Connecticut

    Marriage 1 Jane Fenn b: 16 Nov 1805
    Children
    1. Has No Children Idella Sophia Clark b: 11 Dec 1843
    2. Has No Children Mary Avis Clark b: 3 Oct 1829
    3. Has No Children Hezekiah Clark b: 16 Sep 1836
    4. Has No Children Sarah Jane Clark b: 14 Oct 1838
Fenn connections

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This home on Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut is a recently restored example of the Northrop Brothers fine carpentry and building in the Southport-Greeens Farms area.

Image Courtesy of David Parker Associates