Biographical Sketch of Daniel Throope

Daniel (2), son of Daniel (1) and Deborah (Church-Gray) Throope, was born in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 31, 1715, died in Lebanon, Connecticut, December 27, 1771. He was quartermaster at Lebanon in 1741, selectman from 1750 to 1766, and captain of the train band in 1751. He and his first wife owned covenant in the Lebanon church, February 18, 1739, and their gravestones are in the oldest cemetery in the town. He married (first) at Bristol, Rhode Island, October 27, 1737, Susanna Cary. who died November 20, 1754, in her thirtyeighth year. The Cart’s of Bristol, Bridgewater and Charlestown came originally from Bristol, England, where William Cary, sheriff and mayor, died in 1575. He had a grant of arms as of the Caret’s (Carews) of Somersetshire and Devon. This Bristol (England) family was the one that intermarried with the Saropes and Fairfaxes of Virginia. Daniel Throope married (second) Sarah, daughter of Deacon Ebenezer Huntington, of Norwich, Connecticut, and widow of Simon Huntington, whom she married May 15, 1735. She was born April 28, 1718, died in Lebanon, Connecticut, November 7, 1791. Children by first marriage: 1. Bethia, born December 1. 1738, died July 12, 1779; married, October 27, 1757, William Huntington. 2. Daniel, born April 19, 1740, married, January 31, 1760, Rachel Terry. 3. Susannah, born March 18, 1742, married, April 4, 1766, Captain Benjamin Throop. 4. Joseph, born December 23, 1748, died April 13, 1830; married, November 8, 1770, Zerviah Bissell. 5. Benjamin, referred to elsewhere.

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