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Ancestors of DONALD ROBERT DICKENSON Through 24 Generations


      310. Benjamin Butler, born Aft. 1706 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died 1750 in lost at sea/Cromwell, Middlesex Co, Connecticut. He was the son of 620. Joseph Butler and 621. Mary Bushnell. He married 311. Thankful Sage December 5, 1734 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

      311. Thankful Sage, born February 9, 1716/17 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; died April 19, 1778 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter of 622. John Sage and 623. Hannah Starr.
     
Children of Benjamin Butler and Thankful Sage are:
  i.   Mary Butler, born September 7, 1735 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; died 1823; married Willett Raney November 30, 1752 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
  155 ii.   Lucy Butler, born September 21, 1736 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; died July 6, 1783 in (age 47) Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; married (1) Joseph Ward March 16, 1758 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; married (2) Captain Elijah Wright January 31, 1760 in First Congregational Church, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
  iii.   Comfort Butler, born January 23, 1737/38 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; married (1) Eleanor Bush; married (2) Sybil Ranney May 2, 1762 in First Congregational Church, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
  iv.   Eli Butler, born May 26, 1740 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; died in Whitestown, New York; married Rachel Stocking February 26, 1763 in First Congregational Church, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
  More About Eli Butler:
Baptism: June 15, 1740, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

  v.   Joseph Butler, born August 26, 1742 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; married Abigail Boardman October 27, 1767 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; born May 7, 1748.
  vi.   Martha Butler, born August 21, 1744 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; died August 3, 1831; married Thomas Wright November 4, 1767 in First Congregational Church, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Thomas Wright:

Moved to Rome, New York.

  vii.   Hannah Butler, born June 26, 1746 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; married Rev. Samuel Ellis November 7, 1770 in First Congregational Church, Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Hannah Butler:

Hannah Butler of Middletown had a daughter Penelope Bonfoy born November 15, 1762 and the purported father was Permot Bonfry of Haddam.

  viii.   Chloe Butler, born October 2, 1747 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; married (1) Selah Norton; married (2) Billy Wells July 13, 1769 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
  ix.   Grace Butler, born January 30, 1748/49 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; died July 14, 1821 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., connecticut; married Ebenezer Wright November 13, 1768 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; born Abt. 1745.


      312. Ichabod Chapman, born Abt. 1703; died Aft. 1758 in possibly Massachusetts. He was the son of 624. John Chapman and 625. Sarah Royce. He married 313. Abigail Clother July 4, 1723 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.).

      313. Abigail Clother, born November 30, 1704 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.); died Aft. 1765. She was the daughter of 626. John Clother and 627. Sarah Brown.

Notes for Ichabod Chapman:

Ichabod Chapman, the son of John, married Abigail Clother, the daughter of John and Sarah (Brown) Clothier, on July 4, 1723 in Colchester. (Colchester Book L-1, page 452 and Traintor page 92).

On February 13, 1742 John Chapman gift deeded 18 acres on the Salmon River in Colchester to his son Ichabod Chapman. (Colchester Deed Book 4, page 237)

In 1744 Ichabod Chapman sold this land to Gershom Bulkley. (Colchester Land Records Vol. 4 pages 238-40)

On October 28, 1745 he bought 103 acres of land in New Salem Parish in Colchester on Lyme Road bounded by the east corner of Simon Tubbs, James Newton Jr. and the East Haddam line from Robert and James Ransom. (Colchester Town Records Vol. 4, page 271)

On November 4, 1758 Ichabod Chapman of Colchester deeded to his son Ichabod Chapman, Jr. of Colchester 80 acres in Colchester bound south west corner of Jabez Jones, Jr., Newton Ransom to the highway. Deed recorded January 25, 1759. (Colchester Deed Book 7, page 154)

On November 4, 1758 Ichabod Chapman of Colchester deeded to his son Elisha Chapman of Colchester part of the farm upon which he lived bounded by Lime (Lyme) Road, Jabez Jones, Jr. and the East Haddam line containing 50 acres. (Ichabod Chapman may have been selling land to his two sons, Ichabod and Elisha Chapman prior to moving out of the area, possibly to Berkshire Co., Massachusetts] (Colchester Deed Book 7, page 154)

In his will dated March 12, 1812, Elisha Chapman, the son of Ichabod and Abigail Chapman left his personal estate to his nephew, Elisha Chapman, who was described as the son of his brother, Ichabod Chapman, who was described as being deceased.
     
Children of Ichabod Chapman and Abigail Clother are:
  i.   Abigail Chapman, born March 10, 1723/24 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.); married Joshua Knight December 9, 1742 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born June 20, 1721 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  ii.   Jane Chapman, born February 2, 1724/25 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.).
  iii.   Ann Chapman, born February 27, 1726/27 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.); died Bef. March 20, 1767 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Samuel Tubbs January 1, 1750/51 in First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born 1699 in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut; died Bet. 1752 - 1765 in probably Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Ann Chapman:

Ann Chapman, the daughter of Ichabod and Abigail (Clothier) Chapman was born in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut on February 27, 1726/7. She married Samuel Tubbs on January 1, 1751 in Colchester. Samuel, the son of Samuel Tubbs, probably died when still a young man and before his wife. Ann (Chapman) Tubbs' will was dated and probated at Colchester on October 14, 1765 and March 20, 1767 respectively. She left all her property "to my only daughter, Irene D. Tubbs". Samuel was therefore, probably deceased. The executrix (sic) was a "my trusty friend, Jabez Jones." Witnesses were her mother Abigail Chapman, brother Elisha Chapman and sister Irene Graves. According to probate records at Colchester (Book 3, page 325) on March 2, 1767 Elisha Chapman was named the guardian for his neice, Irene Tubbs. According to the book The Descendants of William Tubbs of Duxbury by L. M. MacCarthy, the brothers and sisters of Samuel Tubbs eventually moved to the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania and thence to Tioga Co., New York which is where Ann Chapman's brother, Ichabod Chapman's son Elisha Chapman and his family lived at the time of the 1820 US Census.

  Notes for Samuel Tubbs:

Samuel Tubbs was born in 1699 in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut. He died between 1751 and 1765. He married Anne Chapman (daughter of Ichabod Chapman and Abigail Clothier) on January 1, 1751 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. Anne Chapman was born on February 27, 1726/27 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She died before March 2, 1767. Ann (Chapman) Tubbs' will was dated and probated at Colchester on October 14, 1765 and March 20, 1767 respectively. She left all her property "to my only daughter, Irene D. Tubbs". Samuel (her husband) was therefore, probably deceased. The executrix (sic) was a "my trusty friend, Jabez Jones." Witnesses were her mother, Abigail Chapman, brother Elisha Chapman and sister Irene Graves. According to probate records at Colchester (Book 3, page 325) on March 2, 1767, Elisha Chapman was named the guardian for his niece, Irene D. Tubbs who was born about 1752.


  iv.   Irene Chapman, born May 4, 1729 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.); died May 11, 1787 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; married Haynes Graves July 27, 1749 in First Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut by Rev. Ephraim Little; born in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died Aft. February 14, 1816.
  More About Irene Chapman:
Burial: Town Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut

  Notes for Haynes Graves:

Haynes Graves was born in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died after February 14, 1816. He married Irene Chapman on July 27, 1749 at Colchester. She died May 11, 1787 at Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, and was buried in Town Hill Cemetery there. He resided at East Haddam, Connecticut until 1768 when he moved to Shelburne, Massachusetts and lived there until about 1783. He then moved to Salisbury, Connecticut. He was one of the town officers in Shelburne in 1771. He bought 93 acres of land in Salisbury from Lemuel Wheeler for 464 on December 12, 1783. He held and conveyed various pieces of land in Salisbury, the last conveyance dated February 14, 1816.

His children were: (1) Elijah Graves who served 3 years in the Revolutionary War as a private and drummer in Captain Eliphalet Holmes' Co., First Connecticut Regt. He enlisted on January 10, 1777 and was discharged on January 10, 1780; (2) Ichabod Graves, born about 1763, married Sarah Chapman about 1785 and died January 28, 1849; (3) Alice Graves, married Prosper Deming on April 15, 1782; (4) Lemuel Graves; and (5) Dolly Graves.

  156 v.   Ichabod Chapman, Jr., born September 28, 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died Bet. June 1798 - March 1812; married Hanna (Anna) Jones Abt. 1755.
  vi.   Elisha Chapman, born December 13, 1735 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.); died January 3, 1819 in (age 83 years) Salem, New London Co., Connecticut; married Lydia Waterman May 29, 1760 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born Abt. 1743 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died May 25, 1810 in (age 66 years) Salem, New London Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Elisha Chapman:

Elisha Chapman served from August 9 to August 24, 1757 in the Militia Company of Capt. Daniel Cone of East Haddam and Lieut. John Chamberlain of Colchester. According to Connecticut Colonial Records Vol. 15, in June 1776 the Connecticut Assembly appointed "Elisha Chapman captain of the 8th company in the 4th battalion.

At the August 1772 town meeting in Colchester, New London Co., Elisha Chapman was selected surveyor of highways.

Elisha and Lydia had no children and both are buried in Wesley/Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut.
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In the files of the Nova Scotia Archives at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, there is the original grant of the township of Horton to the following men "all from Connecticut" about 1775:

One-half share: Ezekial GARDNER, James JONES, ... Elisha CHAPMAN, Asa JONES, ... Solomon CHAPMAN, ... Ezekial FOX, Oliver FOX, Isaac FOX, Jr. ...

Note: New England planters, including many from New London Co., Connecticut, acquired land in Nova Scotia after the Acadians were exciled but when the Revolutionary War began remained in, or returned to Connecticut.

  More About Elisha Chapman:
Baptism: April 18, 1736, First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut by Rev. Ephraim Little
Burial: Wesley Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut

  More About Lydia Waterman:
Burial: Wesley Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut

  vii.   Lydia Chapman, born September 15, 1738 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut (Source: Extracts from the Records of Colchester (CT) - Taintor, Charles - 1864.); died May 24, 1789 in Washington, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; married Joel Chamberlain November 1, 1756 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born March 4, 1734/35 in New London Co., Connecticut; died Abt. June 1780 in Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
  More About Lydia Chapman:
Baptism: October 22, 1738, First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut by Rev. Ephraim Little (Source: FHL Film, First Congregational Church Records, Colchester, New London Co., CT.)

  Notes for Joel Chamberlain:

As indicated in the following, Joel's mother Sarah was a widow by 1757: "We Sarah Chamberlain widow, John and Nathaniel Chamberlain of Colchester, William and Ebenezer Chamberlain of Hebron, quit claim to Joel Chamberlain all their rights in the west end of the farm on which his deceased father lived, on the east side of the road to Lebanon." (Colchester Land Records - November 10, 1757)

  More About Joel Chamberlain:
Baptism: May 4, 1735, First Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut

  viii.   Mary Chapman, born Abt. 1742; married Peter Graves, Jr. March 17, 1764; born November 3, 1744; died Aft. 1818 in New York.
  Notes for Peter Graves, Jr.:

Peter Graves was born November 3, 1744, baptized on August 6, 1749, and died after 1818. He married Mary Chapman on May 17, 1764. He served 3 years in the Revolutionary War in Captain Eell's Co., 3rd Regt. Connecticut Line, was in a list of the polls of the First Church Society of Colchester, Connecticut in 1787, on the pension roll of the U.S. as a resident of Otsego Co., New York in 1818, and as having enlisted May 9, 1777 and being discharged on May 9, 1780.

Peter and Mary had the following children: (1) Anna Graves, born September 6, 1764; and (2) Ariel Graves, born January 21, 1767, married Caroline Stewart and died April 23, 1829.



      314. Capt. Jabez Jones, born Abt. 1710 in possibly Colchester, New London Co., Commecticut; died in possibly Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of 628. Sergt. Thomas Jones, Jr. and 629. Mary Polley. He married 315. Anna Cohoon Abt. 1729.

      315. Anna Cohoon, born August 28, 1709 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island (Source: Warwick, Rhode Island Vital Records Vol. 1, page 13.); died in possibly Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. She was the daughter of 630. Nathaniel Cohoon and 631. Jane Jones.

Notes for Capt. Jabez Jones:

CHARLES M. TRAINTOR - EXTRACTS FROM THE RECORDS OF COLCHESTER (CT) - 1864 - page 109:

"Thomas son of Jabez & Ann Jones b. May 21 : 1732 - Jabez b. Jan. 14 : 1733/4 - Amos b. Jan. 2 : 1734/5 - Anna b. Oct. 5 : 1736 - Israell b. Jan. 7 : 1737/8 - Asa b. June 9 : 1739 - Hazael b. Jan. 6 : 1742/3 - Jehiel b. Sept. 20 : 1743 - Ariel b. Sept. 28 : 1745 - Sarah b. Jan. 7 : 1746/7 - Ah(b)ijah b. July 5 : 1750="
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GEORGE SHELDON - HISTORY OF DEERFIELD (MA) - 1896 - Vol. 2., page 222:

"JONES, JABEZ, of Colchester, CT; prob. son of Thomas of Colchester and gr-son of Thomas of New London. He is said by descendants to have had 14 sons and daus. enough of these can be given to make a reasonably sized family, but not a complete list. He married ANNA RANSOM." It appears that this is wrong and he instead married his first cousin Anne Cohoon, daughter of Nathaniel Cohoon and Jane Jones.

Additional children listed in the book History of Deerfield, by George Sheldon:

13. Joshua JONES - of Deerfield 1775; of Shelburne 1780.
14. Benoni JONES - of Deerfield, 1786; was married to Catherine in 1791.
15. David JONES - of Shelburne and Deerfield 1775 - 84; went to Blenheim, N.Y.
16. Phineas JONES - taxed 1781
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REFERENCES TO JABEZ JONES IN DIARY OF JOSHUA HEMPSTEAD (copy in CT State Library):

June 14, 1713 - "2 children baptized. Samll Comstock's Caleb & Tho Joanes Jabez".
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On April 17, 1738 James Jones [Jabez Jones' brother] deeded land in Colchester to Jabez Jones. (Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut Deed Book 5, page 40)
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On January 11, 1744 Benjamin Rathburn [Jabez Jones' brother-in-law, husband of Mary Cohoon] deeded land in Colchester to Jabez Jones. (Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut Deed Book 4, page 251)
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February 1745 Session of Connecticut General Assembly:
"This assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Jabez Jones to be a captain of the military company or trainband at the Parish of New Salem, and order that he be commissioned accordingly." (Connecticut Public Records - Vol. 9, page 89)
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The Connecticut Historical Society - French and Indian War Papers - 1743 -- 1763
Abstract: Collection consists of enlistments and impressments; muster rolls and account rolls of those serving in the King George's War and later in the French and Indian War; transfers of wages and receipts for wages paid; accounts and receipts; military orders; correspondence; and journals, a note book, and an orderly book. Extent: 2 boxes; 49 folders ; 4 fascicles ; 1 linear foot
Location: Manuscript stacks

Title: Series 1: Enlisted and Impressed Men - Series consists of impressments and voluntary enlistments, with a few documents regarding desertion or discharge due to illness or family emergency. More numerous are muster rolls of enlisted and impressed men.
Date: 1743 -- 1763
Extent: 15 folders
Location: FRINW/1763 -- I.1 -- I.15

Folder I.15 Rolls of enlisted and impressed men: includes those from the regiments of George Holmes, Jabez Jones, Samuel Olmsted, and Samuel Gilbert. 1743 - 1763.
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REFERENCE TO FAMILY OF JABEZ JONES IN 250th ANNIVERSARY 1728-1978 - The Congregational Church of Salem Connecticut - September 9th, 10th 1978 (copy in CT State Library):

"On Dec. 1, 1763, Asa Jones gave 15 rods of land for a meeting-house lot on the north cross highway (apparently now Witch Meadow Road) west of the Governor's Road. The land was deeded to Israel Newton, Jonathan Dodge and Jabez Jones, Jun., a committee appointed to build a meeting-house, as the deed states.

Two churches were built on this site. The last was taken down in 1838, and a new church, which is still standing, was erected a little farther south on the east side of Governor's Road." (This site is adjacent to the Wesley-Brown Cemetery)
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GEO. N. BATES - HISTORY OF SALEM (CT) (manuscript CT State Library) - 1935:

Thomas Gustin sold 287 acres to Capt. Jabez Jones in 1759, and 30 acres west of this to Elihu Dodge in 1784; and the extreme western part was sold to Samuel Morgan.

Capt. Jabez Jones divided these lands among his sons. His son Asa presented to the town in 1765, a small lot west of the Governors Road for a meeting house and burying ground; and Jabez & Abijah Jones later erected a saw mill, fulling mill and ash works on the adjoining land, west of the church, which they sold to Elias Peck in 1775. (page 12)

More About Capt. Jabez Jones:
Baptism: June 14, 1713, First Congregational Church, New London, New London Co., Connecticut
Burial: Old Albany Post Road, West Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts

More About Anna Cohoon:
Baptism: October 14, 1733, First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut by Rev. Ephraim Little
Burial: Old Albany Post Road, West Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts
     
Children of Jabez Jones and Anna Cohoon are:
  i.   Daniel Jones, born Abt. 1730; died Aft. 1798 in possibly New York.
  Notes for Daniel Jones:

Lived in Shelburne and Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1775 and moved to Blenheim, New York.

  ii.   Thomas Jones, born May 21, 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Hannah Gardiner April 5, 1753 in First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  More About Thomas Jones:
Baptism: October 14, 1733, First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut by Rev. Ephraim Little

  iii.   Jabez Jones, Jr., born January 14, 1733/34 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died August 11, 1798 in (age 64 years) Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Mary Waterman February 24, 1757 in First Congregational Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born Abt. 1739 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died September 30, 1818 in (age 78 years) Salem, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Jabez Jones, Jr.:

GEO. N. BATES - HISTORY OF SALEM (CT) - 1935 (manuscript CT State Library):

Thomas Gustin sold 287 acres to Capt. Jabez Jones in 1759 ... Capt. Jabez Jones divided these lands among his sons. His son Asa presented to the town in 1765, a small lot west of the Governors Road for a meeting house and burying ground (apparently the Wesley - Brown Cemetery); and Jabez & Abijah Jones later erected a saw mill, fulling mill and ash works on the adjoining land, west of the church, which they sold to Elias Peck in 1775. (apparently the property referred to below)
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FROM HISTORIC HOMES AND PROPERTIES MAGAZINE

1760 Post And Beam House And Tavern Saved By Dismantling Team - an article from Antiques & the Arts Online by David Kendall

SALEM, CONN. -- There are many ways to gauge the antiquity of an historic house, according to Brian Cooper of Early New England Restorations. Are sawn timbers straight -- or rotary-cut? Where are the baking ovens in relationship to the main chimney box? And how close is the structure to the nearest road?

With the Jabez Jones Homestead in Salem, Conn., one only has to look at the position of the dwelling on its lot; the spacious two-story center chimney building stood but a few feet from the old Norwich Turnpike, now designated Route 85.

The reasons were simple. In the Eighteenth Century, snow plowing was done by horse or oxen teams if it was done at all; frequently snowy roads simply were rolled to pack the surface for sleighs, commercial sledges and pungs.

Moreover, a scant 15 years after its initial construction, the early owners capitalized on their road-near location to build a 17 by 35 foot, two story ell, known as the Peck Tavern. With its own kitchen room, buttery and a tiny tap room, the Tavern would have presented a welcome stop for travelers bound from Norwich up country after 1775.

By the time Brian was interviewed on-site by Historic Homes and Properties, the Peck Tavern had been dismantled piece-by-piece, numbered like a giant jigsaw puzzle, and shipped to its new location in New Hampshire. It was the diminutive size of that tap room that was the cause of some discussion at that time, in fact. We were able to contribute the lore that some early dispensaries of liquid comfort (in pre-DUI days!) were known as "jug taverns" - establishments at which a traveler might stop to have his jug refilled before resuming his journey home.

Inside, the house had nearly been totally gutted, but it was still possible to see its outlines and amenities. With five rooms up and five rooms down, plus the ell, attic and cellar, the Jabez Jones house was spacious for its period. In fact the main structure measured a full 30 by 40 feet, as capacious as many barns of that era.

The large keeping room would have been an advantage either to a large family, or to the keepers of the Peck Tavern. And the full, eight-foot ceiling height eliminated much of the cramped, "hunched" feeling one gets in even broader, longer Colonial dwellings with a lower second floor joists.

"The construction here," Brian pointed up, "is all post-and-beam with girts (cross beam-ed) that are a full 30 feet long. It's very unusual.

"What's even more unique," he continued, "is that the frame generally is straight, plumb and square to an unheard-of degree in a house that's over 230 years of age."
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WILL OF JABEZ JONES - dated June 25, 1798 - Colchester, Connecticut

In the Preference of God Amen I Jabez Jones of Colchester in the County of New London State of Connecticut Being in Bodily Health and of sound mind and memory (blessed be God) but calling to mind the mortality of my Body do make this my last will & testament.

Imprimis I give my Soul to God it's Author and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in decent Christian burial at the direction of my Executors hereafter named nothing doubting but I shall receive the same at the resurrection of the Just through the merits and mediation of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ And being desirous to settle my Worldly Estate with which it hath pleased God to Bless me I hereby give and dispose of it in the manner following (viz)

To my faithfull Wife Mary Jones the use and improvement of my real Estate consisting of the farm which I now Live upon together with the farm which I bought of Jabez Jones Jr. together with one half the dwelling House which I now live in meaning the East front Rooms with the chambers owed it the bed room chamber and the garret over the same rooms with the priveledges of doing her work in the kitchen so long as she remains my Widow And further I give to my said Wife Mary two of my best feather beds and furniture and two cows which she shall choose for her to have and dispose of as she pleases -- And further I give my wife Mary the interest of fifty pounds Lawfull Money during Her natural Life -- And at the Decease of my well beloved Wife Mary I give and bequeath thirty five pounds L. M. out of the above mentioned fifty pounds to Spencer Rathbun -- And out of the remainder I direct my executors to purchase grave Stones for me and my wife Mary and if any of the fifty pounds before mentioned remains after purchasing the grave stones then it is my will that my Executors purchase two Necklaces one for Luisa Jones and the other for Fanny Lucinda Jones daughters of Daniel Jones . I further give and bequeath to Bela Jones Son of Daniel Jones all the farm I purchased of Jabez Jones Jr to have as his own proper Estate after the Demise of my Wife Mary -- Provided nevertheless that if Daniel Jones will give his Son Bela a College Education together with a good Horse Saddle and Bridle (if said Bela Chooses them in preference to the before mentioned Land) then it is my will that Daniel Jones have the before mentioned farm given his son Bela and in that case I hereby give and bequeath the same to the said Daniel Jones Also I give to Jabez Jones son of Daniel Jones my home lot which I live upon consisting of all the Land I owned before I bought the farm of Jabez Jones Jr after the demise of my Wife Mary together with the half of the House not given to my sd Wife to Hold as his own proper Estate -- Provided nevertheless that if Daniel Jones will give his son Jabez Jones a warrantted deed of one half the farm he bought of Thomas Gates when the sd Jabez shall arrive at the age of twenty one years then in that case it is my will that Daniel Jones have the before mentioned Land given to Jabez Jones and I hereby in that case do give the same together with the half of the House not given to my wife to the said Daniel Jones to hold as his own proper Estate.

And I also give to Bela Jones my silver Shoe ____ buckle.

And further my will is and I hereby give to Daniel Jones all my personal Estate and wearing apparel not already disposed of together with the half of the House given to my wife Mary after her Demise to have as his own proper Estate.

And further my Will is that my Executors hereafter named pay out of my personal Estate six shillings Lawful Money to each of my brothers and to the two oldest male Heirs of my two sisters deceased (viz)

To Thomas Jones six shillings, to Amos Jones six shillings, to Israel Jones six shillings, to the Heirs of Hazael Jones six shillings, to Asa Jones six shillings to Ariel Jones six shillings, to the heirs of Abijah Jones six shillings To Jehiel Jones six shillings To Ichabod Chapman Jr. six shillings and to Alpheus Ransom Jr. six shillings. And further I do by these presents constitute ordain and appoint my Beloved Wife Mary Jones & Daniel Jones Executors to this my last will and testament.

And I do hereby utterly disavow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments Will Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any wise beforementioned will and bequeathed; ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament and no other -- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 25 day of June 1798

Signed and Sealed in Presence of
Erastus Worthington
Anna Worthington Jabez Jones
Sally Morris

Will approved October 6, 1798
(Volume 6, page 299)

  More About Jabez Jones, Jr.:
Burial: Wesley Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut

  More About Mary Waterman:
Baptism: August 26, 1739, First Church, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut
Burial: Wesley Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut

  iv.   Capt. Amos Jones, born January 2, 1734/35 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died January 9, 1824 in (age 90 years) Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Mary Cone December 27, 1759 in Millington Church, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; born Abt. 1739; died December 22, 1826 in (age 87 years) Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Capt. Amos Jones:

Commanded a company at the Lexington Alarm in the Revolutionary War and served under Gates in 1777. He was born in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut and died in Salem, Connecticut.

  More About Capt. Amos Jones:
Burial: Wesley Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut

  More About Mary Cone:
Burial: Wesley Brown Cemetery, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut

  157 v.   Hanna (Anna) Jones, born October 5, 1736 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died Bef. June 1798; married Ichabod Chapman, Jr. Abt. 1755.
  vi.   Israel Jones, born January 7, 1737/38 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died Abt. 1807 in probably Shelburne, Massachusetts; married (1) Sarah (Sally) Chapman; married (2) Mary Gardiner March 8, 1759 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  Notes for Israel Jones:

Israel Jones lived in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts in 1783.

  vii.   Asa Jones, born June 9, 1739 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died June 15, 1810 in Claremont, New Hampshire; married Sarah Treadway April 19, 1761 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born March 31, 1742 in Connecticut; died 1822.
  Notes for Asa Jones:

Asa Jones was a lieutenant in the New Hampshire militia under Benjamin Bellows at Ticonderoga in 1777. He died in 1810 in New Hampshire.

  viii.   Hazel Jones, born January 6, 1740/41 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Elenor Morgan March 7, 1765 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  ix.   Deacon Jehiel Jones, born September 20, 1743 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died June 5, 1835 in (age 94) Wisdom, West Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts; married Lucretia Hamilton September 19, 1765 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born Abt. 1741; died May 7, 1821 in (age 80) West Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.
  Notes for Deacon Jehiel Jones:

Jehiel Jones moved to Shelburne, Franklin Co., Massachusetts in about 1781 with 6 brothers including Abijah, Joshua and David. In 1787 he was a schoolmaster in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. He died in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts on January 5, 1835 at the age of 94. He had 11 children.

  More About Deacon Jehiel Jones:
Burial: Old Albany Post Road, West Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts

  More About Lucretia Hamilton:
Burial: Old Albany Post Road, West Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts

  x.   Ariel Jones, born September 28, 1745 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married Dimmis Knight November 13, 1765 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born October 15, 1745 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
  xi.   Sarah Jones, born January 7, 1746/47 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died Bef. June 1798; married Alpheus Ransom, Jr. January 29, 1767 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; born May 14, 1742 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; died Aft. June 1798.
  xii.   Abijah Jones, born July 5, 1750 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married (1) Sarah Peck January 5, 1769 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut; married (2) Polly Hayes September 21, 1787 in Woodstock, Vermont.
  Notes for Abijah Jones:

Settled in Shelburne, Massachusetts.

  xiii.   David Jones, born Bef. 1755.
  xiv.   Joshua Jones, born Bef. 1755.
  xv.   Benoni Jones, born Bef. 1760.
  xvi.   Phineas Jones, born Bef. 1760.


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