Elizabeth 10th great grandma on RootsMagic tree.
Elizabeth was born in about 1614, her last name isn’t known. In 1630 she married Thomas Judd. The birth and marriage places of Elizabeth and Thomas aren’t known. The Judds were part of the 1620-1640 ’Great Migration’ documented by genealogist Robert Charles Anderson, he’s written volumes. Elizabeth and family left England for America in 1634, this is shown in a land grant in Cambridge on August 4, 1634, “lots granted in Westend, To Tho: Judd 4 Ackrs”. Elizabeth and family stayed in the Massachusetts colony for awhile, then with Reverend Thomas Hooker, left to start a new settlement in the Connecticut Colony, fort called New Towne then called Hartford. Elizabeth and Thomas had 9 children, 3 daughters and 6 sons. Two daughters married Loomis brothers. two sons and one daughter married a Steele sibling, one son married Mary Howkins. One son, Benjamin married Mary Lewis, their 7th great grandson was Faber Miller.
At Kenyon Street AngelFire website, an annotated map.
The single available record with Elizabeth’s name is Dr John Winthrop’s medical notebook, “8 July 1669, John Winthrop Jr. treated -Jud Elis[abeth] above 60 years wife of [blank] Jud Senior of Farmington-“. Elizabeth lived until about 1678. Her burial place is unknown.
Hannah Judd 8th great grandma on RootsMagic tree
Hannah was a middle child of Benjamin and Mary Lewis Judd. She was born, then baptized on March 13, 1681 in Farmington, Connecticut.
Marriage of Gershom and Hannah, children’s births
On May 4 1710 Hannah married Gershom Smith he was from nearby Glastonbury, Connecticut. Gershom and Hannah’s records show only 2 kids: Hannah the oldest and Gershom a son who died at 16. The Smith family stayed in Glastonbury. Gershom died in 1747 at age 67 and is buried there. Widow Smith (Hannah) moved to her daughter’s home. Hannah’s daughter, also Hannah, was married to Richard Risley and living in Tolland, Connecticut about 30 miles northeast.
Hannah is on a land record dated 1756: “On 3 Nov. 1756, Richard and Hannah Risiey, with Widow Hannah Smith, all of Glastonbury, sold land where said Risley now dwells”. Hannah was 75. There’s no record of her death or burial. Husband Gershom has a headstone at Glastonbury, Hannah may be buried there or may be buried in Tolland with her daughter’s Risley family.
At American Ancestors. The American genealogist volume 25 page 130. New England marriages to 1700 database Volume 2 page 1391.
At FamilySearch.org. Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939 FHL 001316154 Digital Folder 007730404 Image 00087 (87 of 784) marriage of Gershom and Hannah, children’s births
Thomas Judd 10th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree.
Thomas Judd was born in England, about 1608. He landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay in 1634. In Cambridge he was admitted to the church and made a freeman in May of 1636. Thomas left Cambridge for Connecticut, first Hartford, probably with Puritan minister Thomas Hooker. Both Hooker and Thomas Judd were landowners on a map of Hartford in the 1640s, these were original settlers. The map was “prepared from the original records by vote of the town” and created in the 1800s. Thomas Judd is in the bottom left corner No. 154. Other Miller ancestor landowners on this map in this same area in 1640 are Jeremy Adams, Thomas Bliss and Richard Risley.
UCONN libraries provides a digital copy of this map and details.
A list of the landowners ‘freeholders’ here
More details on the map here.
Thomas left Hartford for Farmington where he held lots of town service positions including, in August of 1658, “to communicate the mind of the court to the Indians”. The church records of Farmington, Connecticut name Thomas as the second Deacon of the church. “The number of such as are in full communion in the church in Farmington March 1 1679/80. Deacon Judd. Benjamin Judd and his wife. John Judd and his wife. William Judd and his wife”. Finally Thomas moved to Northampton, Massachusetts where he is buried and has a headstone credited to a descendant: Sylvester Judd of 1858.
Thomas didn’t leave a will at his death but there is a probate record, 15 pages, handwritten mostly land deeds and an inventory.
This page from the will lists the children and their inheritance, Benjamin Judd 4th on the list is the Miller ancestor through Mary Ella Gaines, grandma of Faber Miller who married Gladys Cable.
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