Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p49


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of Stephen Hopkins of the same, had Samuel, b. 22 Aug. 1690; Jonathan,
29 Mar. 1693; Ebenezer, 25 Feb. 1695; Joseph, 16 May 1697;
Stephen, 17 Mar. 1701; Abigail, 23 Feb. 1703; Mary, 1 July 1705;
William, 29 June 1707; Eliz. 10 Dec. 1708; Thankful, 3 Nov. 1710,
d. under 10 yrs.; Mercy, 18 Jan. 1713; and Benjamin, 7 Nov. 1716;
and d. 24 Mar. 1735. His wid. d. 4 Sept. 1743. He was gr.f. of the
Hon. Theodore, speaker of the Ho. of Rep. in Congr. of the U. S. a. 65
yrs. since, and aft. a judge of S. J. C. in Mass. and progenit. of many
amiab. and disting. writers that have adorn. the name in our country.
WILLIAM, Hartford, s. of the first Robert, may have been b. in Eng. m.
Elizabeth youngest d. of Rev. Samuel Stone, had Samuel, b. 1667; but he
had prob. been ruin. in morals by serv. in the army of Eng. and aft.
many yrs. of abandonm. of his w. as she alleg. in petitn. for div. May
1673, the Gen. Ct. of Conn. Oct. 1674, releas. her from the "unchristian
bondage." She m. John Roberts, but tho. she had s. John, was
not much better sort. with the new h. yet liv. with him, 1695, on L. I.
Of S. little more is kn. exc. that he sold, 7 Sept. 1668, all right in est.
of his f. to Francis Willoughby. Yet an obscure report was circulat.
that he d. on return from the W. I. to Boston.

    SEDLEY, JAMES, was, says Farmer, early sett. at Weymouth; but I
kn. nothing of him.

    SEELEY, JOHN, Isle of Shoals 1647, was, perhaps, aft. at Newbury.
JOHN, Fairfield, perhaps s. of Robert, m. bef. 1691, Sarah, d. of George
Squire. NATHANIEL, New Haven 1646, s. of Robert, m. at Fairfield,
1649, or earlier, Mary, d. of Benjamin Turney, rem. to F. was freem.
1657; m. sec. w. late in 1674, or early next yr. Elizabeth wid. of Obadiah
Gilbert, former. wid. of Nehemiah Olmstead, serv. as lieut. in Philip's
war, 1675, and was k. at the head of his comp. in the gr. swamp fight,
19 Dec. A gr. was made next yr. to his wid. Nine ch. all, I presume,
by first w. were left, Nathaniel, Robert, Benjamin, Joseph, John, Mary,
Sarag, Phebe, and Rebecca. OBADIAH, Stamford, prob. s. of Robert,
m. the wid. of John Miller of S. but d. 1657, leav. wid. and ch. Obadiah,
Cornelius, and Jonas. ROBERT, Watertown, prob. came in the fleet
with Winthrop for his req. of adm. was in Oct. 1630, and he took the o. of
freem. 18 May foll. was employ. as surveyor 1634, and in 1636 rem. to
Wethersfield, was next yr. a lieut. in the Pequot war, perhaps short
time at New Haven 1639, and in 1646 had leave to go home, but in
few yrs. was again here, and in 1654 led the force of N. H. rais. for
serv. under Sedgwick and Leverett against the neighb. prov. of New
Netherlands, that was happi. prevent. by restor. of peace in Europe.
He was at Saybrook 1662, Stratford 1663, and the same yr. at Huntington,
on L. I. in the head of the milit. but at New York aft. its conq. and