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Town of Willington
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Willington, CT

Queries 1997 - 2000


August 8, 1997

Elaine Merrell mailto:lmerrell@ct1.nai.net

Seeking the parentage of Sarah Maria Dimock, born Oct 14 1828, at time of marriage it says born Willington, but when she had children she states Mansfield. She married Enoch C. Coleman in 1851 in Mansfield, CT and died April 26, 1886 in Brookfield, MA. On her death certificate it only states Mr & Mrs Dimock for her parents. At time of marriage she was living with Gardner & Julia Reynolds in the Eagle Section of Mansfield. Any information on this family would be most appreciated.

August 8, 1997

Elaine Merrell mailto:lmerrell@ct1.nai.netSeeking parents of Daniel Coleman, married Pauline W. Hastings. In 1873 he purchased house of Elisha Mowry in 1873 in Mansfield, CT. On August 5, 1865 Pauline W. Coleman (his wife) purchased land from Delight Baxter also in Mansfield, but they had been living in Willington, CT. This couple had the following children Enoch C. b 1826, birth of all children says in Colchester, CT; William H. or Henry H. b 1829, m Emeline B. Franklin, died 22 March 1855, Emeline his wife died 4 Nov. 1851 ae 20; Samuel O. d Nov. 11, 1862 Mansfield, CT; Daniel A. died May 29, 1858 Mansfield; & Harriet twin of Enoch died Dec. 6, 1851. Most of these people died of T.B. Any help would be most appreciated.

October 29, 1997 JoAnn mailto:jobarr@swbell.netJoAnn has kindly offered to help with the following family:


children of Amos Carpenter and Deborah Long. They were all born at Coventry: Mary b. 1719; John b. 1722; Seth b. 1723; Elisha b. 1725 m. Deliverance Mirough; Timothy b. 1727 m. Maria Parker; Rachel b. 1729 m. (1) Joshua Boyton (2) Abraham Powers; Phebe b. 1731; Joshua b. 1734 m. Submit Webster; Anna, b. 1736 m. (1) Amasa Carpenter (2) Benjamin Fenton; Ephraim b. 1738, m. Mary Wheeler; Simeon, b. 1740 m. Anna Burton; Dan b. 1742; Azubah b. 1744.

12/19/1997, Ivan Buffington

I am seeking any information on the family of William BUFFINGTON in Willington. Possibly he married a Miss Pearl and had two sons; William and Oliver. After his early death his widow married a Fuller and moved to New York State. I am attempting to find a possible connection from him to a Thomas Buffington III of Killingly, Ct. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

2/11/98. Jacqueline Bentley Roberts

Trying to find the marital status of Jane Bently before she married George D. Harris in Willimantic on 4/28/1861. Jane was 26 in 1861 and was born in Willington approximately 1935. I have no other information about her. Would appreciate any data you might be able to dig up. Thank you so much.

Feb. 16, 1998 Craig Dowd
BASSETT, Bethia - Bethia m. (int., Willington) 30 May 1729 Nehemiah PARKER, son of Daniel PARKER and Mary LUMBERT of Barnstable, MA. Who are the parents/ancestors of Bethia BASSETT??

2/16/98 slkruse@gilroy.com Sue Kruse

RIDER, Dan and SIMONS, Rachel married 5/22/1734 in Willington. Searching for their parents.

miker@bitstorm.net June 21, 1998
I would like information on the Service family from Willington, I think they operated Hilltop Farm.

Judy bluroo@aol.com August 9, 1998

Trying to find information on the HEWITT family of Willington, Connecticut. Daniel married Sarah Tyler about 1790 in Willington. Sarah was the daughter of Bradstreet Tyler and was previously married to a Mr. FAY. She had at least one child by this marriage, Simeon born (?). Daniel HEWITT had a previous wife. It is believed that she was killed at the Wyoming Valley Masacre in July of 1778. Daniel was a seargent in Dennisons Connecticut Militia. Would love to hear from anyone with further information on any of the above family names.Regards

August 24, 1998 ron.earley@mcione.com Betsy Earley
My great-grandmother, Lilly Mae LEACH, was born in Willington, CT. The
only thing that I know about her is the year of her birth, 1868. She later married and lived in Dayton, Ohio, the wife of Mathew Jacob SHULTZ. Her date of death was 1 July 1933. I am looking for any information about her birth and family in Willington.

Aug. 26, 1998, mailto:jhorsfall@aol.com Kristin Yates
Am searching for information on Ransom Curtis of Ashford, Ely's CT 3rd
Regiment, ca. 1777. Did that regiment come from the Ashford/Willington area? Interested in any information on the Curtis family of Ashford and Willington.I currently live in the Hartford area and would appreciate any responses. Thanks!

Peggy pk@teleport.com September 19, 1998
Seeking information on Stanton Benjamin DAWLEY, b. 1830, CT; he mar. Mary Whitman ROBBINS (of Ashford, Windham) 1850, Willington, Tolland, CT. Stanton's parents, James DAWLEY (b. Exeter, Washington Co., RI; d. 1874, Willington, CT), and Sarah Amelia BURDICK, d. 1881, Willington, CT. Stanton and Mary had a daughter Ella DAWLEY, b. 1853, Willington, CT. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

mailto:MsChancy@yahoo.comm, 14 October 1998
I am looking over land records for James CULVER in Willington 1778-1793. Are there maps available showing names and plots for this period? I believe he married Mary, the daughter of John WEAVER. Where did James come from? Parents? Where married/date? Have more on this CULVER branch I'd be happy to share.

annettel@webtv.net October 25, 1998
Anyone having information on Francis Gurtrude Greene McKinney please >e-mail me. She was put into an orphanage with her 3 sisters one named May and her one brother, George, after her mother died (American Indian) and her father remarried. She was taken in by a family named Carpenter (?) and put to work at the American Thread Mill at age 13 She meet my grandfather Horace McKinney they had seven children together. Edwin, Lester, Caroline, Hazel, Sarah, George, Frank & Raymond.

11/25/98, mailto:107655.1275@compuserve.com Michael Durfee
Looking for information on Hannah Reed. She was born October 31, 1742 in Willington. I think her parents where John and Elizabeth (Chase) Reed. She married Thomas Chaffee March 26, 1761 in Willington. Any info would be very helpful. Thanks

January 9, 1999 barbu@pacific.net
1795 marriage record of a Lucinda Balch b 1772 to (Israel Balch & Sarah Arnold} married to William Cushman b.Mar 1772.They may have been married in Mansfield or Stafford CT or Willington CT.Balch record said they had 9 children and that she died in Willington. No death date or where she was burried.I have been looking a long time for this marriage.Some of the children were William died in Belchertown, MA, Harry, Henry, George died in New Britain CT. 18 Sep 1892 burried in Fairview cem. in New Britain.There also was at least one sister named Angeline.

1/10/99 ayj@gte.net Yvonne Johnson
Searching for info on Elijah and Chloe Johnson who had a son Isaac born in Willington, CT 18 Jun 1792.

2/8/99; aisling@harborside.com; Cassie Langley Brown CASSIE, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS, SOMEONE HAS INFORMATION FOR YOU.
I'm looking for parents/siblings and additional information on Oliver PEARL, born 1788, Willington, CT; md. Mary SEXTON (1795-1884), 1811 in Willington. They moved to Berlin Twp., Erie Co., OH. Oliver died 1835 in OH. Their children are: Oliver S., Ancil H., Addison, William, Marilla, Jerome, Emeline, Harriet and Albert. I descend through daughter Marilla who married Stewart YOUNGS.

3/19/99 Rita Hill Pullum Rhpullum@aol.com
Am searching for any information on AUGUSTUS EDWARDS found on the 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820 census of Willington. In 1790 his age would have been between 26-45.

Oct. 21, 1999 Tanya Warren Spaulding TSpaul4045@aol.com
I find AMASA ROBINSON listed in the Fed 1820 census for Willington, Tolland Co, CT. This could be my long lost link! If anyone can provide any leads or info on this individual it would be wonderful!!! Thank you!

10-31-99 mailto:LReed21355@aol.comDeb Reed
I am looking for the family of Charles August Reed born. June 1846 in Willington, CT. On a census record it also states that his parents were born in CT. I have information on Charles family but am trying to locate who his parents were & any other brothers or sisters. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

3 November 1999 mailto:bcalderson@aol.comBernard C. Alderson
Need to know if there is a cemetery named Willington Hill Cemetery in Willington, Tolland County, CT? If so, who has the burial records? I need particulars on the burials of John POOL, died March 1773 and his wife, Mary (PARKER) POOL who died in April 1773. Anything regarding these individuals gratefully accepted.

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