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John Elderkin

wetdog1369 (View posts)
Posted: 9 Mar 2000 7:27AM GMT
Edited: 17 Sep 2003 8:09AM GMT
I posted a message a few days ago. In reguards to John Elderkin. I dug out my papers to check the info. It is as much info that I have about them. It is from a book written by Myrtle Daniels Denning called the History of the Elderkin Family, date 1966. My copy came from a cousin who found it in the Fenton Historical Center. Where this place is I don't know. The text of the writing for your part is as follows.
The ancestor of the family, the progenitor of all who bear his name in this country, was born in England about 1612. He came to New England, and is first heard of at Lynn, Mass. in 1637. In 1641 he was at Dedham, Mass.; Reading Mass.,in 1646,; at Providence, R.I., in 1648, and at New London, Conn. in 1654. At all these places, it is said, he built a corn mill,and at New London he built a church. In 1663 moved Norwich, Conn., about four years after the settlement of the place. There he built the first mill and church erected in that town. In 1664 he moved to Killingworth, Conn., where he also built a mill on the Manunkateask River. His lot there he sold to a Wm. Wellman Febuary 25, 1666, and his corn mill to Thomas Stevens October 13, 1671. He then returned to Norwich where he died June 13, 1687, at the age of 75 years.
His life was a active and useful one and he was ecidently a man of energy and ability. His first wife's given name was Abigail, when and where married and the date of her death are unknownn. The had three children, Abigail,Hannah, and Richard Hendy. His second marriage was to Mrs. Elizabeth Drake Gaylord, daughter of John Drake and the widow of Wm. Gaylord, of Windham, Con., on March 1, 1660. She died at Norwich on June 8, 1716, at the age of 95 years. They had five children. They are Ann born 1-1661, John born 4-1664, Bashua born 11-1665, James 3-1670 or 71 died 4-26-1698 burial in Windsor, and Joseph 12-1672. All children were born in Norwich. I have checked the record books at our public libuary here in Oklahoma City and have found many accounts of his life recorded there. I hope this helps you on your journy to find your ancestors. Martin Johnson aka: wetdog1369
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
wetdog1369 9 Mar 2000 2:27PM GMT 
Norris Taylor 9 Mar 2000 7:16PM GMT 
Marilyn Barragree 22 Jul 2000 6:40PM GMT 
wetdog1369 31 Aug 2000 3:52PM GMT 
Marilyn Barragree 19 Sep 2000 2:43PM GMT 
whammie 8 Apr 2002 5:18AM GMT 
wetdog1369 8 Apr 2002 7:22PM GMT 
Joanne 9 Apr 2002 2:19AM GMT 
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