History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume 2″

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"History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume 2" (HOFV2), Jacobus, Donald Lines, Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfield, CT, 1930/2 (reprinted by Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991)

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Allen, John, s. of Gideon … m. (1) 23 Mar. 1739, Sarah Bennett, dau. of Deliverance; b. 8 Apr. 1716, d. 18 Apr. 1761 (parentage, birth and death, all on g.s.) He m. (2) 12 Apr. 1768, Martha (Hurlbut), widow of David Lyon. She d. 30 july 1796.
Adm’n granted, 20 Feb. 1792, to George Moyer, Deliverance Bennett surety.

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37. Bennett, Joseph, s. of William. Lt., 6th Co., 4th Regt., Jan. 1778; Capt. Nov. 1780.
Born 17 Sept. 1745; d. at Westport, 19 Nov. 1819 ae. 74 (g.s.); m (1) 21 Dec. 1763, Sarah Lyon, b. 30 June 1748, d. 6 Jan. 1786 ae. 38 yrs. 5 mos. and a few days (g. s.); m. (2) in 1786, Abigail (Sherwood) , widow of Nathan Bennett, bapt. 25 Mar. 1750, d. at Westport, 7 Aug. 1805 ae. 56 (g.s.); m. (3) at Weston, 29 Sept. 1805, Sarah Gorham; widow of Stephen Gorham and dau. of Jeremiah Sturgis, bapt. 5 June 1748, d. 16 June 1812 ae. 64; m. (4) Elizabeth _____, b. abt 1762, d. 5 Dec. 1852 ae. 90 (g. s.).
Will 21 June, proved 29 Nov. 1819; three sons, Joseph-Sherwood, Thomas-Burr, and Stephen; children of dec’d dau. Sarah wife of Zophar Brush; dau. Rhoda, widow of Robert Taylor; children of dec’d dau. Lydia wife of Thomas Lockwood; daus. Charity wife of David Judah, Priscilla wife of Isaac Sears, Martha wife of Samuel Sears, Anna wife of Jabez Adams, Nabby wife of Zalmon Hanford; Wife; gr. son. William, son of Joseph-Sherwood Bennett.
Adm’n on Est. of Abigail Bennett granted 24 Nov. 1813, to Isaac Bennett of Weston, with Joseph Bennett and surety.
Distribution order, estate of Abigail Bennett, 3 Dec. 1813: children, – Isaac, Joseph S. and Thomas B. Bennett, Anna wife of Jabez Adams, Abigail wife of Zalmon Hanford, and Stephen Bennett. [Isaac was her son by first husband.]
Children [by first wife], bapt. Westport:
Sarah, bapt. 18 Nov. 1764; m. 4 May 1780, Zophar Brush.
Rhoda, bapt. 2 Apr. 1769; m. 19 Dec. 1787, Robert Taylor.
Lydia, bapt. 12 May 1771; m. 8 Mar. 1789, Thomas Lockwood, of Norwalk.
Priscilla, bapt. 7 Aug. 1774, d. 19 Jan. 1777.
Joseph, bapt. 11 Aug. 1776, d. 17 Jan. 1777.
Priscilla, bapt. 7 Feb. 1779; m. 26 Nov. 1799, Isaac Sears, of Easton.
Charity, bapt. 26 May 1782;* m. David Judah.
Martha, bapt. 18 July 1784; m. 2 Oct. 1803, Samuel Sears.
Children [by second wife]; rec. Fairfield, bapt. Westport:
Joseph-Sherwood, b. 26 Apr. 1787, bapt. 1 July 1787; m. 12 July 1812, Laura Bennett; dau. of William, bapt. 26 June 1790.
Thomas-Burr, b. 24 July 1789, bapt. 11 Oct. 1789; [m. Polly (Allen?)].
Anna, b. 17 Apr. 1791, bapt. 10 July 1791; m. Jabez Adams.
Nabby, b. 23 Dec. 1793, bapt. 12 Apr. 1794; m. Zalmon Hanford.
Stephen, b. 11 Nov. 1795, bapt. beginning of Apr. 1796; m. 31 Dec. 1815, Eleanor Thorpe.
* Did she m. (1) 16 Nov. 1802, Noah-Wakeman Bradley?

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4, Hurlbut, Gideon, of Thomas, 2d.
Bapt. at Woodbury, Aug. 1688; d. at Westport, 9 Mar. 1757 in 70 yr. (g. s.) ; m. Margaret _____, b. abt. 1700, d. 28 Feb. 1754 in 54 yr. (g. s.).
Will 13 june 1755 [1745 by error in recorded will], proved 4 Mar. 1757; youngest dau. Adra; dau. Mary wife of Nathan Gray; dau. Rebecca Gorham; dau. Martha wife of David Lyon; eldest son Gideon; sons John, Nathaniel; daus. Abigail, Mary, Martha, Eunice, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Margaret, Adra; gr. child Elizabeth Osborn.
Adrea of Fairfield chose Nathaniel of Fairfield for guardian, 28 Mar. 1757.

Children:
Abigail, b. [say 1717].
Mary, b. [say 1719], d. 29 July 1800; in. 24 July 1735, Nathan Gray.
Sarah, d. in or shortly after 1742; m. Nathan Osborn.
Martha, b. [say 1723], d. at Westport, 30 July 1796: m. (1) 12 June 1746, David Lyon; m. (2) 12 Apr. 1768, John Allen.
Eunice, b. [14 or 25 Dec. 1725], d. at Westport, 19 Mar. 1796 ae. 70-2-25 (g. s.) ; m. 17 June 1746, Moses Bennett.
Rebecca, m. 22 Jan. 1746/7, Shubael Gorham.
Gideon, b. abt. 1728.
Elizabeth, m. 8 Mar. 1749/50. Joseph Ketchum, of Norwalk.
Margaret, in. 13 Dec. 1753, James Pickett, of Norwalk.
John.
Nathaniel.
Adrea.
Thomas, bapt. 5 Sept. 1742, d. y.

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Lyon [Vol. 1, pp. 393-398]


1 Richard (- 1678) m. Margaret _____.

 2. Richard (1653-1740) m. Mary _____.

 6. Samuel (1688-1767).

 7. Ebenezer (1694-1773).

 8. Daniel (1697- ).

 9. Nathan (1703-1757).

 3. William (- 1700) m. Phebe _____.

 10. Nathaniel (1694-1718).

 11. William (1696-1745).

 12. Moses (1698-1745).

 13. Benjamin (1700-1746).

 4. Samuel ( - 1733) m. Susanna Jackson.

 14. John ( - 1735).

 15. Samuel ( - 1767).

 16. James (1704 - ).

 17. Ephraim (1708-1751).

 5. Joseph ( - 1698) m. Mary Jackson.

 18. David ( 1697-1723).

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15. Lyon, Samuel, s. of Samuel … Samuel, son of Sergt. Samuel, renewed his Covenant, Fairfield Church, 22 Nov. 1719. …

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16. Lyon, James, s. of Samuel.
Born 21 Mar. 1704; living 1770, when he conveyed to son Hezekiah.
He m. 14 Dec. 1732, Abigail Rowland; dau. of Joseph, b. [say 1707], d. 26 Mar. 1752 ae. over 40.
Children, rec. Fairfield, bapt. Greenfield:
33 + Joseph, b. 1, bapt. 28 Oct. 1733.
34 + Hezekiah, b. 6 Feb., bapt. Feb. 1735/6.
35 + Eliphalet, b. 4, bapt. 28 May 1738.
36 + Seth, b. 22 Dec., bapt. Dec. 1740.
Abigail, b. 21, bapt. 24 Aug. 1743; ? m. at Weston, 6 May 1764, John Olmstead [if so, d. 15 Mar. 1809 ae. 67 (g.s.)].
Sarah, b. 1, bapt. 5 Jan. 1745/6, d. 4 Apr. 1757.
Sarah, b. 30 June, bapt. 2 July 1748, d. at Westport, 6 Jan. 1786 ae. 38 yrs. 5 mos. and a few days (g.s.); m. 21 Dec. 1763, Joseph Bennett.

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18. Lyon, David, s. of Joseph.
Bapt. 27 June 1697; d. at Fairfield abt. 1723; m. Elizabeth _____.
Will 4 June 1722, proved 7 Feb. 1723; wife Elizabeth; uncle Thomas Nash; son David; dau. Mary
Children:
David, b. abt. 1721.
Mary.

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38. Lyon, David, s. of David.
Born abt. 1721; d. at Westport, 22 Nov. 1764 in 44 yr, (g.s.);
m. (1) Abigail _____, who d. 26 July 1745; m. (2) 12 June 1746, Martha Hurlbut; dau. Of Gideon, b. [say 1723]. She m. (2) 12 Apr. 1768, John Allen, and d. 30 July 1796.
Will 23 Oct., proved 4 Dec. 1764; eldest dau. Eunice Lyon; son David (under 21); three daus. Sarah, Lydia, Martha; two youngest daus. Betty and Rebecca; present wife Martha, Exec’x. Agreement 12 May 1769; Sarah Bennit (wife of Joseph), Lydia Lyon and Martha Lyon, heirs of David Lyon.
Child [by first wife]:
Eunice, b. [say 1745]; m. Jonathan Wakelee, of Derby, with whom she conveyed in 1781 land inherited from father David Lyon.
Children [by second wife], rec. Farifield, bapt. Westport:
Sarah, b. 4 July, bapt. 9 Aug. 1747; d. at Westport 16 June 1812 ae. 64; m. Joseph Bennett.
Lydia, b. 12 June, bapt. 9 July 1749; m. 6 Sept. 1770, John Scribner, of Norwalk.
Martha, b. 3 Aug., bapt. 1 Sept. 1751, [d. at Westport, 10 Aug. 1882 ae. 73; m. at Weston, 21 Jan. 1770, Ebenezer Gorham].
David, b. 23 Feb., bapt. 7 Apr. 1754, d. a prisoner in New York, Mar. 1778 (Green Farms rec.). Captured by the enemy at Compo, he died in captivity, 9 Feb. 1778; his widow Hannah was granted L20.10 [pounds] by the State.*
Elizabeth, b. 9, bapt. 12 Sept. 1756, d. 14 Sept. 1757.
Betty, bapt. 19 Nov. 1758, living at Westport 1837; m. 11 Mar. 1779, Matthew Hanford.
Rebecca, bapt. 28 Dec. 1760, d. at Westport, 16 Dec. 1842 in 83 yr. (g.s.), m. 19 Nov. 1778, Samuel Wood.
*David, son of David and Hannah, bapt. at Westport, 11 Aug. 1776; and Joseph, their son bapt. 9 Apr. 1778. David and Joseph were placed under guardianship, of Joseph Bennett, 7 Feb. 1791. David m. Lucy Buckley, dau. of Turney, b. [say 1782].

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