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Descendants of William Lashbrook(s), Jr.

Generation No. 1

      1. William1 Lashbrook(s), Jr. was born 1756 in Hartford, Washinbton Co., New York(?), and died 30 March 1839 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New york. He married (1) Elizabeth (_____________). She died Unknown. He married (2) Zeruah Mitchell September 1790 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of Daniel Mitchell and (_____________). She was born 1773 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, and died 31 January 1887.

Notes for William Lashbrook(s), Jr.:
William Lashbrook(s) apparently had nearly 20 children. It is not clear which children were born to Zeruah. William was married once before and not having birthdates for many of the children makes it impossible to sort them by birth order further confusing which of them were Zeruah's and which (if any) were not.

Pension records for William list only his first two sons, Charles and Orrin.

An article in the March 11, 1885 edition of the Port Huron Daily Times states that William served in the Revolutionary War "from the battle of Bunker Hill [Charleston, MA] in 1775 to Yorktown [Virginia] in 1781, when Lord Cornwall surrendered. He was a fife major and an afterlife pensioner."

New York pension records shows that a William Lashbrooks served in Grosvenor's Connecticut Regiment as a Private and his annual allowance [pension] was $80.00 a year. Sums received: $720.00. Another database said that this William ws born in 175? in Connecticut.

Sometime between 1794 and 1800 William moved his family from Providence, Rhode Island to Hartford, New York. He moved again, in 1820, to Gourveneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York.

Discrepencies of one or two years can be accounted for by whether or not the individuals birthday had already occured at the time a census was taken.

A correspondence from Ley Lashbrook in Plymouth, England dated 11 December 1999 says:
      "I came across some William Lashbrook stuff the other day in the Court Records of the Old Bailey in London for the period 1735 - 1745.

      "An entry therein states that ' the proceedings of the Sessions of Court for the City of London on Friday the 13th, Saturday the 14th and Monday the 16th January 1738'

      "Defendants No 42 & 43 'William Lashbrook and John Whittingham were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Palmer about seven o'clock at night and stealing one Clock, value two shillings.'

      "Defendant No 44 'William Lashbrook, Thomas Waters and Joseph Whittingham indicted for stealing five Cheshire Cheeses, value thirty shillings, the goods of Joseph Smithies. November 29, 1737. All GUILTY

      "36 Defendants........."William Lashbrook..............ALL TO BE TRANSPORTED'

      "Records then show that in June 1738 a William Lashbrook was transported on the ship Forward to the then Colonies .......the ship landed at both Maryland and Virginia."

Ley also adds
      :"I'm currently, amongst all my other projects, researching back from the 1881 UK census to for all non-Devon Lashbrooks to try and establish lineage. It is very likely that the William mentioned above will either show up himself or his kith and kin will reveal themselves.

      "I'm personally convinced, having seen the non-Devon born Lashbrook entries for the 1881 census that those Lashbrooks did all come from Devon; the Oxford cluster being a later anomaly.

      "I also had a tantalising e-mail from a Phil Lashbrook of somewhere in England. his research indicates that Lashbrook was originally Lachebroc and Celtic in origin, the name becoming anglicised sometime after the family settled in Appledore, N Devon.       I'm trying to get back to this guy and follow this up because if he's on cue then it's a brilliant piece of work.

      "Certainly Celtic in origin would imply Southern Ireland (Eire) to my mind or possibly early Wales ! Intriguingly I've also heard some school of thought that the name Lashbrook was originally Norman French - William the Conqueror and all that.Certainly I've found the name spelt L'Ashbrook - a variation with definite French leanings."

He may have been born in Pomfret, CT. not sure . It is also thought he had a brother by the name of John and both born in Virigina. Fathers name not know, arrived in Virginia after a William Lashbrook (unknown relationship) who was married to Mary and lived in Prince William County, VA.

First marriage, where, when, Elizabeth?

William Lashbrook Served 1777 to 1783 Pvt. fifer, Served under Captian Willis and Heart,Colonel's Willys, Grosinor, La Mott, Marpuis de la Fayette. Was in the battle of Yorktown.

He residence in Granville, Washington County, NY. in 1818 and was 62 when he applied for his pension.

William was in the Connecticut Historical Society's Lists and Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775 - 1783 (1909). That source twice names "William Lashbrook" as being from Pomfret and receiving supplies sometime between 1777 and 1779 (p. 56, 77). A third cite lists Lashbrooks on a return of the 3rd Connecticut duration of the war.

Notes for Zeruah Mitchell:
Zeruah's father's name is probably Daniel. (From research done by the Rhode Island Historical Society.)

Zeruah Lashbrooks is listed on the 1850 Census for St Lawrence County, New York (pg 187).

When she was living with Joseph in 1850 she stated her age was 79.
She would have been born in 1771 ?

When she was living with the Hand Family in 1860 she stated her age to be 91.
She would have been born in 1769 ?

Information about actual date of death and where buried needed.
Children of William Lashbrook(s) and Zeruah Mitchell are:
+ 2 i.   Charles2 Lashbrook, born 30 November 1791 in Foster, Providence Co., Rhode Island; died Unknown.
+ 3 ii.   Orin William Lashbrook, born 1794 in Foster, Providence Co., Rhode Island; died 09 October 1881 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
+ 4 iii.   James Lashbrook, born 1800 in Washington Co., NewYork; died 18 February 1878 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
  5 iv.   Luna Lashbrook, born 1800; died 1810.
+ 6 v.   Nathan S. Lashbrook, born 15 January 1800 in Hartford, Washington Co., New York; died 22 December 1887 in Wales Twp., St. Clair Co., Michigan.
+ 7 vi.   Hiram Lashbrook, born 24 March 1805; died 17 December 1889 in Michigan.
+ 8 vii.   Ruin (Runa?) Lashbrook, born 1809; died Unknown.
  9 viii.   Lunce Lashbrook, born 1810; died Unknown.
+ 10 ix.   Chauncey (?) Lashbrook, born 17 February 1814 in Fowler, New York; died 10 July 1886 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
+ 11 x.   Lorenzo Lashbrook, born 1816 in New York; died 19 January 1897.
+ 12 xi.   Lucretia Lashbrook, born 01 March 1819 in Hartford, Washington Co., New York; died 07 June 1906 in Wales Twp., St. Clair Co., Michigan.
  13 xii.   Charlotte Lashbrook, born 06 July 1819; died Unknown. She married Levi Fairbanks 07 December 1840 in Richville, New York; born Unknown; died Unknown.
+ 14 xiii.   Aaron Jesse Lashbrook, born 06 September 1819 in Monroe County, New York; died 01 January 1892 in Wales Twp. St Clair Co., MI..
  15 xiv.   William Lashbrook (III), born 1821 in New York; died 1890. He married Harriet Dewey Unknown; born 1826; died Unknown.
+ 16 xv.   Joseph Lashbrook, born 27 January 1824 in Gourveneur, New York; died 11 April 1890 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York.
  17 xvi.   Eleazer Lashbrook, born 1840; died 25 February 1890.
  18 xvii.   (______________) Lashbrook, died Unknown.
  19 xviii.   (Dolly?) Lashbrook, died Unknown.
  20 xix.   Alfoida Lashbrook, died Unknown. She married James Fuller Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  21 xx.   Alfreada Lashbrook, died Unknown. She married (_____________) Peak(?) Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  22 xxi.   Elizabeth Lashbrook, died Unknown. She married Ben McCauley Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  23 xxii.   Sally Lashbrook, died Unknown. She married (_____________) Thayer Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

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