Andrews and Wakelee 1650-1947 manuscript provides a brief genealogy of the descendants of John and Mary Andruss of Hartford Connecticut through their son Abraham, one of the 30 original families of Mattatuck, afterward called Waterbury. The second part of the Andrews and Wakelee 1650-1947 manuscript provides the descendants of Henry and Sarah Wakelee of Hartford Connecticut, through their son Ebenezer, who also settled in Waterbury.
Location: Waterbury Connecticut
JOHN RICHARDSON BRONSON, M. D., who for over half a century was one of the best known practitioners of medicine in southern Massachusetts and part of Rhode Island, and who for upward of fifty years was a resident of Attleboro, was a native of Connecticut, born in the town of Middlebury, New Haven county, June 5, 1829, son of Garry and Maria (Richardson) Bronson.
The Bronson family was early planted in the New World. John Bronson (early of record as Brownson and Brunson) was early at Hartford. He is believed, though not certainly known, to have been one of the company who came in 1636 with Mr. Hooker, of whose church he was a member. He was a soldier in the Pequot battle of 1637. He is not named among the proprietors of Hartford in the land division of 1639; but is mentioned in the same year in the list of settlers, who by the “towne’s courtesie” had liberty “to fetch woods and keepe swine or cowes on the common.” His house lot was in the “soldiers’ field,” so called, in the north part of the old village of Hartford, on the “Neck Road” (supposed to have been given for service in the Pequot war), where he lived in 1640. He moved, about 1641 to Tunxis (Farmington) He was deputy from Farmington in May, 1651, and at several subsequent sessions, and the “constable of Farmington” in 1652. He was one of the seven pillars at the organization of the Farmington Church in 1652. His name is on the list of freemen of Farmington in 1669. He died Nov. 28, 1680.
Union, Oregon Patrick Howard Collins, 48, of Seaside and formerly of La Grande and Union, died Nov. 19 in Seaside. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Coastline Christian Fellowship Church in Olney. Prior to the service, visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria. Mr. Collins, known as Pat, was born Sept. 11, 1958, in Waterbury, Conn., to Theodore M. and Mary E. Brooks Collins. He grew up and was educated in Anaheim, Calif. In 1974 he moved to Clatsop County and began a career in the
Samuel Todd4, (Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 6, 1716-17, died June 10, 1789, married Aug. 31, 1739, Mercy, daughter of Rev. Peter Evans, of Northfield (Mass.?). He graduated from Yale college in 1734; ordained May 7, 1740, as the first minister at Waterbury, Conn., Northbury Parish; dismissed Aug., 1764; installed pastor at Plymouth, 1766; removed to Lanesborough, Mass., remaining there two years; organized First Church at Adams, Mass. and remained there as pastor until 1778; Moved to Orford, N. H. where he died. “He possessed a mind of more than ordinary strength, and great decision of character. His religious sentiments
Eliel Todd5, (Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 20, 1746-47 in Northbury Parish, Waterbury, Conn., died in 1793, in Pawlet, Vt., where having been stricken with a fever, he took a dose of strychnine by mistake for calomel. He married Anna Stafford or Sanford of Pawlet, Vt. He was a physician and practiced his profession in Pawlet, Vt., and vicinity. “He was the first physician in the north part of the town. He was a skillful and talented physician, and tradition invests him with rare endowments. He was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary war. He died in 1793 from poison
Caleb Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) removed from North Haven, Conn., to Cheshire, Conn., in 1783. A few years later when his brother Moses moved to Wolcott, for whom he endorsed notes, and later was obliged to meet them which took all the property he owned and left him bankrupt. In those days people were imprisoned for debts. He lost his home and suffered punishment besides, having been sent to jail where he passed two years. After this affair, he passed his remaining days on a very poor farm near Waterbury, Conn. To whom he was married or what
Hezekiah Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 5, 1755, died May 18, 1836, married Jan. 1783, Mercy, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Blakeslee) Holt, who was born Jan. 6, 1760, died Sept. 12, 1819. He removed from North Haven, Conn., to Cheshire, Conn., in 1783, with his brother Caleb. He too, endorsed notes with his brother Caleb, for his younger brother Moses, and later had to meet his obligations, and managed to pay in full and thus saved his home. The story is that he was advised by his friends to leave for parts unknown, to make sure
Street Todd7, (Hezekiah6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 27, 1792, died Oct. 25, 1860, married Feb. 16, 1815, Ruth W., daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Hickox) Welton. “Street Todd was for a long time a butcher, his ‘slaughter’ being in two or three different places. He was succeeded by his son Ransom S. Todd.” From History of Waterbury, Conn., by Joseph Anderson, D.D. Children: *1167. Ransom S., b. Jan. 18, 1816. *1168. Janette, b. Aug. 17, 1817. *1169. Robert Clark, b. April 21, 1820. *1170. Edwin, b. Jan. 30, 1823. *1171. James, b. Oct. 18, 1825. 1172. William
BROWN, Elizabeth Charlotte Todd7, (Oliver6, Samuel5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 1, 1810, married James, son of deacon (Col.) James and Lavina (Wilton) Brown, who was born July 2, 1815. He lived the later part of his life in Waterbury, Conn. He was a Representative and a Senator. Children: I. Frances Augusta, b. April 1, 1836, d. Jan. 19, 1837. II. Sarah Josephine, b. Sept. 30, 1839. III. Rosa Elizabeth, b. Nov. 25, 1849, m. Feb. 9, 1869, Richard Sell Griswold, of Lyme, Conn.
Miles Todd7, (Bethuel6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) married Laura Hotchkiss. They lived in Waterbury, Conn. Children: 1180. Miles Nelson, m. April 16, 1854, Mary, daughter of Jesse and Myra (Tuttle) Brooks, who was b. June 27, 1826, had issue: Charles M., b. Jan. 1, 1855, d. young. *1181. Sarah, b. April 5, 1835.