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"The Kennedy’s entered the Ross line through the marriage of Esther Kennedy in 1850 to James Ross ( 1818-1865). Her great grandfather, the Rev. Samuel Kennedy (1720-1787) is supposed to have been born in Culzean Castle in Scotland."


The following is off the internet about this castles history:


             The castle which stands today was built in 1772 by the 10th Earl  of Cassillis. It incorporated an earlier "warlike" stronghold of the Clan Kennedy, of which the Earls were the Chieftains. There has been a castle here on these cliffs overlooking the Firth of Clyde quite possibly as early as 1165. The Kennedy Clan has been associated with the Province of Carrick since the late 12th century. They are descended from the Earls of Carrick and Kinship to the culfamily of Bruce. The earliest record of the Kennedys is the granting of land to John Kennedy of Dunure in 1358. In 1367 he is recorded as Steward of Carrick. The earliest mention is of "Gilbert Mackenedi who witnessed a charter of the Doon Fishings in William the Lions reign (1165-1214)." James Kennedy of Dunure married Mary daughter of King Robert III in 1407. James had five brothers, and their decedents spread across south west Scotland; at one time they held over 40 Clan Kennedy estates.


            Clan Kennedy has played an important role in Scots history. One had fought for France in the Hundred Years War; one had led the Scots under Joan of Arc to relieve Orleans; one was held hostage for the redemption of his Uncle, King James I, from his long captivity in England; "the fourth became Bishop of Dunkeld and St. Andrews, and is remembered by the students at the University there to this day in the Kate Kennedy procession."


            The first Lord Kennedy was Gilbert in 1458. James and Princess Marys great grandson, David, became the 1st Earl  of Cassillis (taken from the ownership of Cassillis House since 1373 through marriage), and in 1509 he died in battle at Flodden in 1513.

            "The 2nd Earl  was murdered; the 3rd Earl   died of poisoning in Dieppe after helping to negotiate the marriage of the infant Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Dauphin of France."

            The 4th Earl   known as the "Tutor of Cassillis" is best remembered for his role in a family feud which one branch turned against another, the result was murder and mayhem. The Earl XE "Raitt, Earl"  committed a most heinous act to obtain ownership of land. He kidnapped the Abbot of Crossraguel Abbey, took him to Dunure Castle where he tied him to a spit and held him over a very hot fire forcing the Abbot to hand over the Abbey and lands to him. The Earl XE "Raitt, Earl"  died from injuries after his horse had fallen on him.

            The 8th Earl   died and left no heirs. After three years of dispute the title was given to Sir Thomas Kennedy of Culzean, the nearest male descendant to the "Tutor"; he became the 9th Earl XE "Raitt, Earl" . He was succeed by his brother in 1775.

            Both made great improvements to the castle. David, the 10th Earl XE "Raitt, Earl"  commissioned Robert Adam to remodel Culzean. He died the year the castle was completed, 1792.


            In 1777, the conversion of the old Scots house of the 16th century into the 18th century mansion took place. In 1785, the brew house was replaced with a "magnificent suite of rooms, perched on the very rim of the cliff."

            "Adam's finest achievement is the oval staircase and the vertical shafts of columns. The Columns on the first and second floors has been reversed. Adam used Corinthian, as being the most decorative order for the principal floor, and shorter, slimmer Ionic for the second floor to emphasize the perspective and thus the height." It " stands high in the catalog of wonderful staircases of which the Adams were always inordinately fond." The castle also has a unique round drawing room.

            The title then passed to an American branch of the family. Captain Archibald Kennedy died two years after becoming Earl .   The title was passed to his son, the 12th Earl  , who was created Baron Ailsa of Aisla and then 1st Marquess of Aisla, by his friend, H.R.H. William, Duke of Clarence, on his coronation as William IV in 1831.


            The 2nd Marquess died in a hunting accident; the 3rd Marquess succeed at age 22 and lived to the ripe old age of 90 years. He was the great grandson of the 1st Marquess. The 3rd Marquess and founder of the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company-1885 made many alterations to Culzean during his long lifetime. He built the west wing of the castle, and in the Armory it is his display of 716 flintlock pistols and 367 swords that can be seen today. His three sons succeed him in turn after his death in 1938.


            In 1945 the 5th Marquess and Kennedy culfamily gave the castle and estate to the care of the National Trust For Scotland. The Family stayed in the West Wing of the castle for a few years after it was given to the trust. They have now made Cassillis House their family home. The Title is presently held by Charles  , who is the 8th Marquess of Ailsa and the 19th Earlof Cassillis.


Now for the family side of the story about the history of the Castle: by Larmar Ross


            "Uncle Benjamin Kennedy [ brother of Esther Kennedy Ross , 1814-1882] was notified of the inheritance of the “Castle Casillias” - “Castle Carolin” - Town of Aires and a small island Elza ) mama remembers seeing the island on a map) all in Scotland. He asked his uncle or cousin (not sure which, but was not an heir) to accompany him. When they arrived in New York to sail, uncle Benjamin realized that one of the papers for him to claim the estate was not properly written - something had been left out and he returned (where I do not know) home to have the lawyers correct the paper. He left the other papers with the relative. When he returned he could not find the relative and sensed that he had sailed with the other papers. - he returned home feeling that he did not have enough proof to claim the estate.


            In the mean time the relative had arrived in Scotland and found “usurpers” had taken over the estate. They took him [to] one of the castles and entertained him royally. Each time he mentioned settling the estate they would put him off and entertain for him. He became suspicious that they knew he was an imposter and decided to return home. He pretended he was going to American to return with his lawyer.

            The day he left the “usurpers”, as grandmother [ Martha Emma Ross, daughter of Esther Kennedy and James Ross] called them, prepared him a basket of food to take along on the journey. He did not eat any of the food the first day, but the second day ate a small amount and became deathly ill. The ship's doctor examined the food and found it to contain enough poison to have killed him had he eaten very much of it.

            Why Uncle Benjamin did not go over to try to claim the estate I’ll never know, unless the relative had turned over the papers he possessed to the people in Scotland.


          I have called several members of the family here, who were supposed to have been descendants of the Kennedys that a lawyer contacted about an estate in England or Scotland and they are real old and can’t remember. The one who told me about this has had two strokes, yet is working. I will try to call her tonight.”  So, the question still remains as to our Ross’ branch’s royal connection through the Kennedy connection." Lamar Ross



1. Rev. Samuel Kennedy, M.D. (1720 Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland - Aug. 31,1787 Basking Ridge, Somerset Co. NJ). m.  (1) Sarah Allen. (1723 in Scotland -Jan. 1,1787) m.  (2) 1787 in Basking Ridge, NJ Jemima Day Kirkpatrick(ca.1766 in Scotland-).


Children of Samuel Kennedy and Sarah Allen are:


            a.  Sarah Kennedy, (1755-)

            b. David Kennedy.

            c. Ebenezer Kennedy(ca. Oct. 1751- Feb. 05, 1752 Age 5 months)

            d. Samuel Kennedy Jr. (1745 Scotland or at sea - Jul. 1,1804 in Log Gaol (now Johnsonsburg, Sussex Co., NJ) m. Oct. 8,1768 Elizabeth Beavers (1749  Hunterdon Co., New Jersey - Feb. 14, 1790)

               Parents: daughter of Robert Beavers and Elizabeth Armstrong. Elizabeth Beavers Grandfather Johannes BeaversB. 1695 PL. Germany Immigrated to America 1740. Parents: Robert Beavers B. 1726 Germany

               M. 1742, NJ  D. Nov. 9, 1774 Sussex County, NJ and Elizabeth Armstrong





                        1. Samuel Kennedy ( Mar. 11,1771 Log Gaol (Johsonsburg),  Sussex, Co.NJ-Sept.     10,1792)

                        2. Moses Washington Kennedy ( Jun 4, 1776 in Log Gaol (Johnsonburg), Sussex Co., NJ-18 Feb 1856 in Monroe Twp, Guernsey County, OH) mar: Sep. 1,1803 Esther W. Bunnell

                         (Dec. 21,1780 Mdl. Smithfield Twp., Guernsey County, OH) Parents: Benjamin Bunnell (Nov.10,1742 Kingswood, Hunterdon, NJ-Mar. 14,1814 MDL. Smithfield, Monroe,PA))  m.

                         ca. 1777 Catherine Barry (Barre) (Nov. 26,1759 Kingswood,  Hunterdon, NJ- Sept  5,1843 Washington Twp, Wyoming, PA)
                                   a..  Benjamin Kennedy

                                   b.  Ester Kennedy (Jul 18,1820 in Jefferson County (?), OH.- 19 Jan 1886

                                         in  Ohio)

                        3. Dr. Achilles Kennedy (Mar 3,2778 Log Gaol (Johsonsburg),  Sussex, Co.NJ-  1800 Log Gaol (Johsonsburg),  Sussex, Co.NJ)

                        4. William Kennedy (Oct. 18,1774/79-Aug. 1816 Jefferson County, OH   Steubenville)

                        5. Ebenezer Kennedy (Feb. 6,1780 Johnsonburg, NJ-1799)

                        6. Archibald Steward Kennedy (Feb. 2,1785 NJ-Sept. 23,1834Jeromesville,   Wayne County, OH)

                        7. Elizabeth Kennedy (July 29,1785-Jun. 22 1796 Johnsonburg, NJ)

                        8. Ira Condict Kennedy (Oct. 12,1787-Mar.29,1876 Mansfield, OH)


[Before leaving Elizabeth Beaver the mother of the above,


                                     1.Alexander Beavers~ 1716 in Germany. 

                                    2. Thomas Beavers (1718 in Germany- Oct. 8, 1770 Loudoun County,  VA) immigrated to America with his family in 1740.  m. Martha Cargill, daughter of John Cargill, about 1743.                                  

                                                a.  Robert Beavers, b. 1740 in NJ

                                                b.  Thomas Beavers, b. 1742

                                                c.  William John Beavers, b. 1743

                                                d.  Mary Beavers, b. 12 January 1744 in NJ

                                                e.  Joseph Beavers, b. 1750

                                                f. James Beavers, b. 3 March 1753 in VA

                                                g. John Beavers, b. 1755in VA

                                                h.  Samuel Beavers, b. 18 January 1762 in Fairfax County VA


                                    3. William Beavers, b. 1720 in Germany

                                    4.  Robert Beavers, (1726 in Germany-1774 in Sussex County, New  Jersey.)came to America with his family in 1740.  He married Elizabeth     Armstrong (1729-). 

                                                a. Elizabeth Beavers (1749 Hunterdon Co., New Jersey - Feb. 14, 1790) m. Samuel Kennedy Jr. (1745 Scotland or at sea - Jul.   1,1804 in Log Gaol (now Johnsonsburg, Sussex Co., NJ)

                                    5. Joseph Beavers, b. 1728 in Germany



 Elizabeth Armstrong born (1729-).


            The above information was included in case someone wants to do research. I found another John Beavers named Johannes Beavers born about the same time. He had the wrong children.]

2nd Marriage: Samuel Kennedy Jr.  m. March 03, 1791 in the home of her father Major Peter B. Shaver,  Anna Shaver (Mar. 08, 1770 Stillwater, NJ- ca 1833 in Log Gaol (Now Johsonsburg), Sussex Co., NJ. Johnsse, NJ, Parents: Peter Shaver and Elizabeth Simpson.


                        9. Mary Saver Kennedy (Jul. 29,1792 Stone House on Sabbath Log Gaol,NJ- 1816)

                        10. Katharine Kennedy (July 28,1794 Stone House on Sabbath Johnsonburg, NJ-Sept. 29,1794 Johnsonburg, NJ)

                        11. Sarah Axford Kennedy (Mar. 17,1796 Stone House on Sabbath -1871 NJ)

                        12. Elizabeth Simpson Kennedy(ca 1798 Stone House on Bear Creek  Johnsonburg,   Sussex Co., NJ; died in two years after her marriage) She  married John Wesley Snyder

                        13. Bernet Shafer Kennedy( March 16, 1798 in Stone House at Bear Creek,  Johnsonburg, Woodbrige,  Middlesex, NJ- November 10, 1878 in

                            Whitehouse, New Jersey)

                        14. Thomas Jefferson Kennedy, (ca. 1803 in Stone House Bear Creek Johnsonburg, Sussex Co., NJ- Abt. 1865)


                   [Commit, our great grandfather Robert Ross middle name was Jennings. The following is a sister of our ancestor Moses Kennedy. Even though we are not descended from

                   Mary who married Jacob Jennings (as far as I can tell) our ancestor must have felt it important to include this name.]   


Continued from Rev. Samuel Kennedy Family:


            e. Mary Kennedy (1749- Aug. 09, 1791 Readington, NJ). m. ca.1770  Jacob        Jennings(1744 in New Jersey- Feb. 17, 1813 Fayette County, PA.)son of Jacob Jennings.


                        1. Anne  Jennings, died 1837.

                        2. Sarah Jennings, born 1770 New Jersey. m. Dr. Simonson; born in Of   Washington, PA.

                        3. Samuel Kennedy Jennings ( June 06, 1771 Essex County, NJ- Oct. 19,1854   Baltimore, MD)

                        4.  Jacob Jennings (1773- 1796)

                        5. Ebenezer Jennings, born 1775. He married Mercy Chidester.

                        6. Obidiah Jennings( Dec. 13, 1778  Baskingridge, NJ-Jan.12,1832 in Nashville, TN) m. (1) Mary Becket. He married (2) Ann Wilson.

                        7. Jonathan Jennings (1784-) m. (1) Ann Gilman. (2) Clarissa Barbee.

                        8. David Jennings (1787-) m. (1) Susan Daily (2) Hannah Mahon.


            f. Robert Kennedy, born Abt. 1751 in NJ; died in OH. He married Elizabeth Maxwell.

            g. Allen ?? Kennedy, born Abt. 1759 in Not in Shippen Manor File.

            h.. Elizabeth Kennedy (1782 in Not in Shippen Manor File - Martinsville, Somerset Co.,   NJ.) m. 1802 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ,  Absalom Martin (1780 Martinsville, Somerset Co.,

                 NJ - 1858 Martinsville, Somerset Co., NJ)Parents:                                             Joshua Martin and Maria Doty.

                        1. Samuel Kennedy Martin, born Bet. 1804 - 1808; died 1868 in Martinsville,     Somerset Co., NJ.

                        2. Mary Ann Martin, born 1805 in Martinsville, Somerset Co., NJ.


            Our Linage proceeds out of Moses Washington Kennedy and Esther W. Bunnell  Parents: Benjamin Bunnell m. Catherine Barry (Barre). Before going on to the next generation

            we need give more information on the Esther W. Bunnell parents.






 Notice on this chart Solomon Bunnell  m. Mary Elizabeth Haldron.     


                              We have a John Haldren Ross. Thus we now know where the Haldron entered though it is spelled differently.


            We will put in the HALDREN LINAGE CHART here to make the rest easier to comprehend.




            Lamar Ross  informs us, The following are certified by The National Huguenot Society as “Qualified Huguenot Ancestors  for purposes of joining their society. Two of these, Guillaume Vigne

            and Andreas Souplis  are ancestors on the Ross side."


           By using the chart above you will see how the following fit into the big picture.  Guillaume Vigne  , sometime before 1614 since his son, Jean was born in New Amsterdam in 1614. He was born in Valenciennes,

           France between 1586 and 1594. It is believed he married his wife, Adrienne Cuvellier between 1610 and 1613 either in France or Belgium. It is likely that his flight to America was triggered by the relentless

           persecution of the Huguenots by Cardinal Richelieu which started after the murder of Henry IV in 1610.


                   With his new wife, Guillaume made his way to New Amsterdam where he became a fur trader, facilitating trade between the Indians and the developing European market for furs and other

                  New World products. After his premature death, his wife remarried and she and her husband became wealthy and prominent in New Amsterdam, owning much of the land in what is now

                 Wall Street in New York City."


                Now we know where our French ancestry comes from that Grandma Haffner mentioned on the Ross side.


1. Guillaume Vigne   (1586 and 1594 Valenciennes, France - ) m. (1610 and 1613

          either in France or Belgium-)Adrienne Cuvellier  (1586 to 1594 Valenciennes, France -

          1655) (son Jean was born in New Amsterdam, Holland in 1614) 2nd Wife: Guillaume

             a. Rachel Vigne  ca. Mar.19,1622/23 Leiden, Holland-Feb. 18,1662/63 New   Amsterdam)m. ere 1639  Cornelis  Luycasz Van Tienhoven X (1611 Breuckelen, , Utrecht,   Holland-

            ca. Nov. 18,1656 New Amsterdam).

                   1. Lucas Van Tienhoven  (Jan. 17,1648/49 New Amsterdam-before Apr. 30,1714 New York)   m. btw 1661 and 1670 Tryntje  Bording  (ca. Nov. 5,1651 New

                                 Amsterdam-1719 New York, NY)

                       a. Cornelia Van Tienhoven   (before Oct. 9,1678- before Apr. 30,1632 New

                            Amsterdam)  m. May 18,1707 New York John Haldron   [ Here is the Haldron]


                            1. Mary Elizabeth Haldron(   before Oct.5,1709-)   m.1737 Essex Co. NJ  

                            Solomon Bunnell   (Oct. 27,1706 New Milford,CT-1779 Northampton Co.,PA)








            On the Kennedy side we have Hannah Plumb (see previous chart for a clearer understanding of where she entered).With this name we are able to go back to 1558 Thanks to several

            web site one of which is



            " The origin of the surname Plumb (Plume, Plumbe and its other variations) is lost in antiquity. It is one of the oldest of English surnames. The American Plumbs descend from the

English family of County Essex. The name of Robertus Plumme appears on the Great Roll of Normandy, A. D. 1180. John Plume  was in Hertfordshire in 1240, and in 1274 the surname

is found in Somersetshire, Cambridge and Norfolk. The branch of the Connecticut family herein under consideration, of which the late Wheaton S. Plumb, well known business man and

prominent citizen of Southington, was a member, traces an authentic pedigree to John Plumb, or Plumbe, of Toppesfield, County Essex, England, born about 1505; his descendant,

John Plumb, of Wethersfield, was the immigrant and progenitor of a widely dispersed line."

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1. John Plum  (ca. 1505 Toppesfield, County Essex, England - Oct. 1,1586)  M. Elizabeth of       Toppesfield


2. Robert PLUM   (England, Essex - May 18,1613) m. Elizabeth Purchase- Purcas

                     a. Robert Plumb   (1558 England - Yeldham and  Spaynes Hall - Essex-Buried.Aug. 14,1628) m. Grace Crackbone    (Jul. 22, 1615-)

                                    1. Robert Plumb , of Yeldham, and Lincoln's Inn, m. (1)Grances Gawsell XE "Gawsell, Grances" , and had   issue; m. (2) Honora Woolrich,  and had issue.

                                     2. John Plum   ( Jul. 28,1594 Spaynes Hall,

                                                England-Mar. 1728) m. 1616 in  England Dorothy Wood   (ca.1596 Takely, Hertfordshire, England-)

                                    3. [1st dau.] Ethelred Plumb  , m. Philip  Sparrow 

                                    4.. Frances Plum   m. John Upcher.  

                                    5. Hannah Plum XE "Plum, Hannah" , m. William .(P)



                     b. Thomas Plum  , m. Mary Hamond  , and had issue.

                     c. Edmund. Plum  

                     d.[1st dau.] Margaret.

                     e. Elizabeth Plum   m. Richard Symonds 

                     f. Mary Anne Plum X



3. John  Plum m. Dorothy Wood


            The following information is from The History of Ancient Wethersfield*, vol 2,1904, p 532],, Meredith B Colket, *Founders of Early American Families*,

Cleveland OH 1985, p 244. John Mason (*History of Ancient Wethersfield*, vol. 1, 1904, p 72)] ,."--- Ernest Flagg, *Genealogical Notes on The Founding of New England*, Hartford CT, 1926, p 209"

            The second son and third child of Robert Plumb

  married Grace Crackbone was born and bastised in great Yeldham,  England July 28, 1594. He married Dorothy Wood about the year

1616 at Spaynes Hall in Great Yeldham where he remained according to the official visitation of Essex until in 1634  when he received Ridgewell Hall in the parish of Ridgewell in Essex from his father.  

This same year, possibly for religious reasons, he sold his land in England, purchased a boat and sailed for America with his family and arriving in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He moved next to

Watertown and then to Payquag (presently Wethersfield, Connecticut, the oldest settlement in the state.


            He kept his boat to make a livelihood by trading with the colonies and Indians. "On March 8, 1636, the court at Harford, Connecticut, indicate that John Plumb, a member of the court, was appointed

 to buy corn from the Indians for the town. His name first appears in the court records there on September 1, 1636. Because of the nature of his business, he traveled extensively and his name appears in the

 court records of a number of towns. In "April 5, 1638, persons were appointed to buy corn of the Indians to relieve the distress of the people and *Mr. Plum* was to receive the corn for Wethersfield."


         His last name is spelled: PLUM, PLUMB, PLUME. JOHN in the records located in: "Dorchester (Mass.) 1635, Wethersfield1636, Branford 1644. d. Branford July 1648, Merchant. Town clerk.Deputy.

Coat of arms enrolled 391. *Plumbs*, 2nd ed., 1893;McArthur-Barnes 1964."--- Meredith B Colket, *Founders of Early American Families*,Cleveland OH 1985, p 244.

            "Feb. 5, 1644-5, he was appointed to attend to the clearance of vessels at Wethersfield, his house neing "neere" the waterside. July 2, 1644, he sold his land in Wethersfield which consisted

of 13 parcels, from 2 up to 204 acres in size, and two dwellings and removed to Branford. He was chosen Town Clerk at Branford, which office he held until his death. He was from the first a ship owner

at Wethersfield and traded up and down the river with the Indians"

            Another source  gives his name as  Plumbe or Plum, John  .  Like the above  it says he lived in Wethersfield  before Sept.1636.    From 1637 to 1644 he was a deputy to

 the court and served as collector of the customs(1644) . During the years1641 [keeper of the books], 1642 and 1643, he served as a representative in 1641, 1642 and 1643. In addition he was a town juror.

"He was appointed to attend to the clearing of vessels at Wethersfield; his home being near the water. Further, he was the first ship-owner in Wethersfield. John owned two hundred and four acres of

land in 1644-45. In 1644 he sold it, selling ninety acres of land to Governor Willes. Today that property is occupied by the state prison."

            "When the first settlers went into Connecticut, a commission of eight persons was
appointed by Massachusetts to establish a government for the first year. Although  John Plumb was not amongst the first eight men chosen on May 3, 1635/6, his  name was subsequently added to

 the list in 1637. Further,  in 1637 he represented the town in the General Court, and at different times filled important public offices.


            "Settlements in Connecticut, begun in 1633, had hardly been made when trouble with the Pequot Indians there began. The whites retaliated with great vengeance to the point of being unjust.

This infuriated the Indians who, by 1637, turned the depredations into an outright war. The Indians first attacked at Saybrook, where a number of colonists were killed, then proceeded to Wethersfield."


            As a result of this Connecticut on May 1, 1637 declared war the Pequot Indians.  This met every town was levied of men for the military.  " John Plumb [serving under Captain Mason] is shown as

 being amongst those from John Oldham's Settlement at Payquag who were levied to serve."  Uncas, a renegade chief of the Mohegans joined them bringing seventy warriors.

            "The seventy-seven men in this company nearly exterminated the Pequots." It is believed John's vessel carried Capt. Mason's detachment around Narragansett Bay to attack the Indians.

 "As a result of his participation in that engagement, John received a grant of land.[ Sherman Adams and Henry Stiles list John Plumb as a veteran of the Pequot War of 1637, serving under Capt."

            In 1644  after selling his property in Wethersfield. he moved to Branford, Connecticut.  John Plumb died July 1,1648, at Bradford, CO, almost 54 yrs old. His  wife, Dorothy, died after 1669 in

Bradford, Connecticut, over 73 yrs old. Credit for some of the above goes to: The Giletts - Relocation to America - Time Line: Saturday, Dec 26, 2009 , March 11, 2010


            "His will was proved August 1, 1645. His wife Dorothy was living as late as 1669. Children: Robert, baptized at Ridgewell [Co. Essex,England], December 30, 1617; John, baptized May 27, 1619;

William, born May 9, 1621; Ann, baptized October 16, 1623; Samuel, mentioned below; Dorothea, baptized January 16, 1626; Elizabeth, born October 9,1629; Deborah, July 28, 1633."---

William Cutter et al, *Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut*, vol 2, 1911, p 694. They appear to have missed the child Dorcas born in Wethersfield."

                        a.  Robert Plumb X , ( County Essex, England, and baptized at Ridgewell,

                     December 30, 1617.- died May 12, 1655) m. January 9, 1642 Milford, Mary

                     Baldwin(Feb.19,1625/6-February 1, 1707 Aston Clinton -08 Milford) Parent:  Sylvester Baldwin


            The following page gives Mary Baldwin XE "Baldwin, Mary" 's linage.  It goes back to the 1400's with Robert Baldwin .  "The Baldwin family appears in Chesha and Dundrige,

 Buckinghamshire back into the thirteenth century, although father-son relationship cannot be proven. Section CU: Descendants of Robert Baldwin

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      William Baldwin   (1441-) m. Jane Aylesbury   (1443-) Parents: Richard Aylesbury  (1414-)&wife born 1415) Grandparents: Robert Le Aylesbury  (1386-) m. wife born 1388 Great Grand Roger Aylesbury  (1359-) m. wife born 1360


John Baldwin   (1470-1545) m. Agnes Dormer   (1482-) Parents: William Dormer  (1438-1506) &  Jane Launcelyn  (1460_)Grandparents: Geoffrey Dormer

  (1408-)Ursulia Collinridge XE "Collinridge, Ursulia"   (1407-) Great Grand Geoffrey Dormer (1385-)m. Judith Badlington  (1389-) Great Great;  Geoffrey Dormer   (1353-) M. Eleanor Dorre  (1357-)


Robert Baldwin   (ca.1475-1536) m. Agnes Dolte

Richard Baldwin   (1503-1553) m. Ellen Pooke  

Henry Baldwin  1529-1602) m. Alice Kinge   (1533-1626)Parents: William Kinge  (1515-   1570)&Cecily (1519-1570)

Sylvester Baldwin   (1560-1632/38) m Jane Wells   , later   m. Sarah Bryan   (1602-1669)Parents: Thomas Bryan   (1554-) &    Frances Bowlinge  (1568-)


            SYLVESTER BALDWIN was born in the parish of Aston Clinton, Bucks County, England, the son of Sylvester and Jane (Wells) Baldwin


            Sylvester married Sarah Bryan   in 1620 in Aston Clinton, Bucks County, England. Sarah was born on August 25, 1602, in England, the daughter of Thomas Bryan   and Frances (Bowlinge) Bryan  .

           They were the parents of nine children, three sons and six daughters.


            In 1638 the Sylvester family set sail for America on the ship "Martin". Only six of their nine children were living at the time. Ruth, their youngest child, was not listed in the baptismal records for

           Aston Clinton, therefore she might have been born just before they started their trip or even at sea; she was listed in Sylvester's will.


            Sylvester Baldwin died on that trip to America on June 21, 1638, leaving a wife and six children to settle in the new land.

    Sarah and her children went to New Haven, Connecticut, where she married John Astwood in 1640. John was one of the "Seven Pillars" that established Milford, Connecticut. He came to America in 1635.

    He died while on a trip to London in October 1653.


            Sarah died in Milford, Connecticut, on November 20, 1669, at the age of 67.


Mary Baldwin  (1621-1708) m. Robert Plumb  (1617-1655)


            Children of  Robert and Mary (Baldwin) Plumb


                         b. John Plum  , baptized May 27, 1619

                         c. William Plum , born  May  9,  1621

                        d.  Ann Plum  , baptized October 16, 1623

                        e.  Samuel Plum

                        f.  Dorothea Plum  , baptized January 16, 1626

                        g.  Elizabeth Plum,   born October 9,1629;

                        h.  Deborah Plum,   July 28, 1633.

                        i.  Dorcas Plum "  born in Wethersfield



Children of  Robert and Mary Plumb


                         b. John Plum,   baptized May 27, 1619

                         c. William Plum  , born  May  9,  1621

                        d.  Ann Plum  , baptized October 16, 1623

                        e.  Samuel Plum

                        f.  Dorothea Plum, baptized January 16, 1626

                        g.  Elizabeth Plum , born October 9,1629;

                        h.  Deborah Plum , July 28, 1633.

                        i.  Dorcas Plum   born in Wethersfield


5.Robert Plumb   accompanied his father to Wethersfield, but remained there only three years. In 1639 he was one of the first settlers of Milford, Connecticut where he resided during the

                     remainder of his life

            a. Dea. John Plumb   (Aug. 12,1646 Milford, Connecticut - Mar. 1728

                       Milford) m. Nov. 24,1668 Elizabeth Norton   (ca.1645Brandford, CT-) Parents: John Norton (ca.1622, London England-Nov.5,1709 Farmington, Harford  County CT) and Dorothy. John Norton

                      immigrated to America in 1646)Grandparents: Richard Norton  and Ellen Rowley . Great: Richard Norton


            In 1719 and 1722 he deeded land to his only surviving son, Joseph, and provided that it should be entailed, according to the laws of England. He made a similar deed to his grandson,

           John, son of deceased son, John, in 1723. John Plumb XE "Plumb, John"  owned a considerable estate in Milford and the vicinity, the greater part of which he left entailed in his deeds to his sons.

          His son Joseph administered the estate, April 10, 1728"


                        1. Elizabeth Plumb

                        2. John Plumb     ( Jul. 29,1671, New Haven, Milford , CT- Aug 1716 ) m. 1700 in New Haven, Milford, CT  Rachel Bunnell  (Dec. 12, 1683, New Haven , CT- Jul 21,1728, Milford,

                           New Haven CT. )

                                    a.  John Plumb 

                                    b.  Samuel Plumb

                                    c.  Jemima Plumb

                                    d.  Zuriel Plumb

                                    e.  Seth Plumb  

                                    f.   Benjamin Plumb

                                    g.  Rachel Plumb 

                        3. Mary Plumb

                        4. Sarah Plumb

                        5. Hannah Plumb "  [Our ancestor] (Apr. 15,1677 Milford, CT-Nov. 16,1716  New Milford, CT) m. ca. 1700 Sargt. Benjamin Bunnell  

                           ( Nov. 19, 1679  New  Haven, CT - Aug. 20,1749)

                        6. Dorothy Plumb

                        7. Joseph  Plumb                       

                        8. Ruth Plumb

                        9. Josiah Plumb

                        10. Robert Plumb


            b. Robert Plumb  (1648-)

            c. Samuel (1650-died young)

            d. Samuel Plumb  (1653-)

            e. Joseph XE "Plumb, Joseph"  (1655-)

                         1. daughter m 1668 Matthew Woodruff


6. Hannah Plumb  [Our ancestor] m. ca. 1700 Sargt. Benjamin Bunnell  

The following is about Ralph Plumb."  He maybe  a 2nd, 3rd, etc. cousin. He was born in the 1800's.  I am going to include it for interest sake only.


            "The Plumb family includes civil and military men. They have been a race of warriors and statesmen, and have been notable and forceful in all the emergences

of their several generations. There were forty representative of the name in the naval and military service during the war of Revolution. This family was also

worthily represented in the war of the Rebellion, and in times of peace has served its country...Ebenezer Plumb , the grandfather of the Colonel, qa a native of Massachusetts,

and fought for the liberty of the colonies taking a very prominent part in church work, he was familiarly known as Deacon Plumb, on account of holding the office of deacon for

 many years in the old church of Stockbridge, Bersire county, Massachusetts, Aug. 17,1783 and having arrived at the years of maturity he married Miss Harriet daughter of Samuel

Merry of Herkimer county N Y.


            Colonel Plumb of this review is a native of the Empire state, his  birth having occurred in Busti, Chautauqua county, Mar 29,1816. In 1820 he was taken by his parent to

 Harford, Ohio where he spent his boyhood, attending the common schools until 14 when necessity demanded that he earn his livelihood, and he put aside his texts books.

He entered upon his business career, being employed as a gardener , receiving the small sum of 18 3/4 cents per day in compensation for his services. He applied himself diligently

 to his work and won the good will and confidence of his employer who gave him a position in his store, conducted under the firm name of Richard Hayes & Company 

 (Seth Hayes). Mr. Plumb remained there until he attained his majority, and in the meantime he improved his education as opportunity offered, devoting much of his leisure ties to study.


            They extended their business by establishing branch stores, and Mr. Plumb gave evidence of his superior business ability by personally superintending three stores

in successful manner. He great influence and affluence. In 1854 he was elected to the Ohio Legislature for 3 sessions.

 In 1858 he was active factor in an episode that have become historical and that clearly proved his position in the regard to the slavery question. A fugitive slave John Price by name

 had gone to Oberlin and secured work. Mr. Plumb had also moved to Oberlin.


            The slaves master learning his whereabouts arranged for two strange men to get him back.  They told the man a gentleman wished to hire him. The negro did not see the

treachery behind the plot and accompanied  them. Oberlin them became the scene of wild excitement, the anti-slavery people being greatly roused by the injustice of the

methods that had be pursued. 500 strong, rescued the slave and sent him off to Canada. The law arrested Mr. Plumb with 36 others for assisting the slave to freedom. For 84 days

they were incarcerated, during which time Mr. Plumb, with the assistance of 2 fellow prisoner, established and edited The Rescuer, and anti slavery paper.


            One of the party in the prison owned a press and being a printer did the work. This paper had a wide circulation and the arrest and imprisonment of those 3

7 men caused great excitement in the county and state. They were anxious for  and demanded a tried.


            The town , county, state and even the federal government did not know what to do with them. They were a veritable white elephant on the hand of the authorities.

During the legislative career of Mr. Plumb he  helped to secured the passage of a bill defining the crime of kidnapping, and of this the citizens of Oberlin took advantage at this

 time and had the two men who inveighed the slave into the hand of the officers arrested for kidnapping him. This was like a thunder-clap out of a clear sky to the authorities.

 and brought them to time; and they opened negotiations with the prisoners for their release, being secretly glad to get rid of them.


             They were released in consideration of the kidnapers' not being prosecuted. During these 84 days of incarceration the 37 prisoners were the heroes

of the hour. Their imprisonment was a continuous reception, people coming from all parts of the country by the thousands to visit them and encourage them in

 the stand they had taken against oppression and injustice. At last the prison doors were opened with eclat and the prisoners welcomed with band of music and the

 salute of one hundred guns.


            Mr. Plumb continued a firm advocate of anti-slavery principles, and being a strong advocate of the Union cause at the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion,

he received the appointment of assistant quartermaster of a division with the rank of captain. He was quartermaster on the staff of James a Garfield, and one of

the Genera's closet friends and warmest admirers and served with him until the General became chief of staff for General Rosecrans. During the latter part of the

 great struggle he was quarter master of camp Dennison, and was brevetted colonel for meritorious service.. During his service as quartermaster he handled immense

 sums of money without the loss of a dollar to the government and at the close of the war he returned to Oberlin with a most honorable record.


            Since the year 1866 Colonel Plumb

 has been identified with the interest of Streator,, and to man does the city owe is building,

improvement and progress in a greater degree. He was chosen by a large syndicate of capitalist to become their resident manager at Streator and he purchase

 for them 4000 acres of cal lands.... He founded laid out what is now the city of Streator, personally giving every street its title, and naming  the place in honor

 of Dr. Streator, who was president of the syndicate of which he was manager.  In 1838 he married Miss Marrilla E Borden from Hartford Trumbull county Ohio."'s+England&source=bl&ots=vN9wT4xIvJ&sig=HrEuWXKxX15BFAuAhRyftQGqCjQ&hl=en&ei=4I_cS9DZNYbGlQfagNn8Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false