(1) A handwritten list by Bea Miller Wilkinson of various Wilkinson descendants,
including births, deaths and marriages. This is the only document I have showing
some of the listed information. The information appears to have been gathered over
time from various sources, unknown at this time.
(2) Information found on the Internet showing Joel T. Wilkinson as serving with an
Ohio company of soldiers commanded by Captain Van M. Henry during the War of
1812. Also, information related to the Barnes family in 1819. Joel's wife was
ROSTER OF OHIO SOLDIERS IN WAR OF 1812
Pages 227-228. Vol. 2.
. ROLL OF CAPT. VAN M. HENRY'S COMPANY. (County Unknown Continued.)
Rank and Name of Soldier.
. Privates. . Privates. . Privates.
Richardson, Jacob . Risner, John . Stout, Andrew S.
Sargent, John . Stout Thomas T. . Smith, William
Shupe, Daniel . Stewart, Charles . Sherwin, William
Scogin, Eli . Tollar, Asa . Teaboult, Uriah
Torrence, John C. . Taylor, Cornelius . Taylor, Henry
Veach, John . Willey, George . Wilkinson, Joel T.
. Wallis, Aaron . Walden, James
Mention of Joel T. Wilkinson and the Barnes Family:
Apr 1819 Catherine Barnes appt. guard. Daniel Barnes 18(=b. 1801), Stephen Barnes
15 (=b. 1804), Michael Barnes 12 (=b. 1807) , Martin Barnes 10 (=b. 1809), Cartmer
Barnes 8 (b. 1811), Anna Barnes 7 (=b. 1812), Jackson Barnes 5 (=b. 1814),
Harrison Barnes 2 (=b. 1817), children of Abraham Barnes decd. Bond $100 each.
sec. Joel T. Wilkinson & Michael Isgrigg.
Source: "Abstracts of Book 1 & Book A Probate Record, 1791-1826 Hamilton Co,OH"
published by Hamilton County Chapter, Ohio Gen. Society, 1977
(3) Information found on the Internet relating the early history of New Milford,
Connecticut. Samuel Brownson and Samuel Hitchcock (names highlighted in text) are
Chronological History of New Milford
This chronological history was originally completed up through early 1957 by Doris
Addis Warwick of the New Milford Historical Society. The subsequent years were
researched and compiled by M. Joseph Lillis, Town Historian and former president of
1702 - Native American Deed signed by fourteen Native Americans was given to the
Proprietors of New Milford. Consideration, Sixty pounds current money of the Colony
of Connecticut, and twenty pounds in goods. There were 109 Proprietors who owned
Rights. New Milford was called a Plantation until 1713.
1703 - The legislative title called the "Patent" was granted by the Grand Court to New
1706 - Zachariah Ferriss came to New Milford and plowed a piece of land near Roger
Sherman Hall - the first work done by a white man here.
1707 - The names of the three earliest settlers of New Milford are: John Noble from
Westfield, Mass., John Bostwick from Stratford, Conn., John Noble, Jr. from
1708 - Daniel Bostwick was born; the first male child born in New Milford.
1710 - Sarah Ferriss was born; the first female child born in New Milford.
1711 - John Read preached a sermon; the first in New Milford. The inhabitants (about
70 persons) of the Plantation petitioned the General Assembly for town rights and also
the privilege of levying a tax to obtain a minister.
1712 - The General Assembly of Connecticut granted the powers and privileges of a
township. First highways laid Out: Aspetuck Avenue and Elkington Road. Ensign
William Gaylord came from Windsor.
1713 - John Noble, Sr. chosen Town Clerk; Zachariah Ferriss, Samuel Brownson
and Samuel Hitchcock, Selectmen.
(4) An excerpt from a DAR document edited by Josephine Ellis Richards, published
originally in 1912. The document is an exhaustive listing of soldiers who served in the
Revolutionary War from Litchfield County, Connecticut. The full document is quite
lengthy so I have removed names excepting those related to the Wilkinson Family at
the time. Ichabod Wilkinson is our direct ancestor.
Litchfield County Revolutionary Soldiers
Josephine Ellis Richards, Editor
Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Town of: New Milford
Name . . .. . . Source Conn. Men
Brownson, Benjamin, Capt. . . . . History of New Milford
Brownson, Mathew, Sergt. . . . . History of New Milford
Brownson, Reubwn . . . . Rec. Conn. Men
Bryant, William . . . . List and Returns. XVI
Taylor, Augustine, Lieut. . . . . Rec. Conn. Men
Taylor, Simon . . . . Rec. Conn. Men
(A Litchfield man who went as a substitute eas of that name).
Terrel, Job . . . . List and Returns
Terrell, Stephen . . . . History of New Milford
Terrill, James . . . . . None Listed
Wilkinson, Abel . . . . History of New Milford
Wilkinson, Ichabod . . . . History of New Milford
Wilkinson, Peter . . . . List and Returns
Williams, Ebenezer . . . . History of New Milford
As requested, here is some trivia of the Wilkinson Family history.
We have traced our ancestors back to William Wilkinson ca 1550, Lancashire, Durham,
Northern England, and to Litchfield, Derbyshire, England, and we are now trying to confirm a
link with the Lawrence Wilkinson clan of Lancashire, Durham, England. So far no confirmation,
but the story is interesting.
William the Conqueror invaded England 1066AD. He brought with him several faithful and
relatives, and gave them Titles and Estates. William's kin and sons (Will's Kin's sons), related
by marriage, were given estates in Lancashire, Durham, England. 23 generations later
Lawrence Sr Wilkinson was Lord of these estates. His son William caused a servant, Mary
Smythe, to be pregnant. Because this birth would be illegitimate, Mary was sent away to
Litchfield, Derbyshire, England. She named the child William Smythe Wilkinson, and recorded
the birth ca 1550, in the Church of England parish. He later moved to London, as a "Black
Smythe (Smith), and named his son Smythe Wilkinson, after his mother. Smythe was born in
London ca 1590. Spelling of this name varies, and appears in at least four different forms. The
father and sons were metal workers. Lawrence Wilkinson refused to acknowledge this line of
bastards, but church records in Lichfield and London are very suggestive, although not
confirmed. At the tower of London there was a Wilkinson who was Captain of the Guard on the
night that Anne Boulin (Sp) was executed and walked the bloody tower with her head "Tooked"
underneath her arm.
Some of the clan continued as metal workers after coming to USA, although most took up
farming. The Bronsons were farmers and the several sons of John Wilkinson, together with his
wife Jerusha Bronson, carried on the farm in to Poplar Ridge NY, which is now Scippio, Victory,
Cayuga County NY. It is possible, maybe likely, that Wilkinson Steel and Wilkinson Blades are
from this group. I have never tried to trace this. My family farmed just west of Cayuga County at
Avon, Livingston County NY
The London Wilkinson clan petitioned for "Right of Birth" They were granted a coat of arms,
and I quote from the official Fairbarn's Heraldic Records. "A demi-eagle wings expanded per
pale, on an arg., holding in beak a rose gu, barbed, leaved and stalked vert, with white
diagonal." Unquote. Translated to understandable English this reads "Eagle in profile, wings
out, a rose branch in beak, has thorns, and green leaves. The bloom is half open red bud. The
white diagonal confirms that this "Right of Birth" is illegitimate. The legitimate coat of arms of
Lawrence Wilkinson family of Lancashire, Durham, England, has similar graphics, but without
the white "bastard" diagonal. The Lawrence Wilkinson family came to Rhode Island, USA 1652,
but never recognized our clan.
Religion was a big issue at the time Lewis #1 left England 1718. Church of England had taken
over from the Pope and other religions were forbidden. Smythe and Lewis became Puritans,
but Lewis' brother Stephen, born 1688, remained clergy Church of England, hence there was
enmity between the brothers. Stephen, a clergy, left a wife and kids in Litchfield, Derbyshire,
when he also came to USA. He took a second wife in Litchfield County, Connecticut. There is
no record of the brothers being together in USA, although they both lived in Connecticut.
I have Lewis #1 Wilkinson's Last Will. He left most of his stuff to son John . He left to John's
son David his fine riding pony and saddle. David also married a Bronson girl "Dorcas" and had
many kids. I have the names and dates.
You may have heard of Jemima Wilkinson born 1752 died Ontario County NY 1776. She
claimed to have died then came back to life as a representative of Jesus. She formed a religion
called Society of Universal Friends. She was a descendant of Lawrence Wilkinson.
Levi Wilkinson, born Sept 9 1812 in Mendon, Munroe County NY, just north of Avon Livingston
County, begat Mary A Wilkinson, born Nov 3 1856 Mich, died April 2 1881. Mary became
pregnant and was caused to marry Henry Barber. The child was Claude Barber. She soon
found herself pregnant again which angered Henry. She delivered this second child in a
frontier cabin in Michigan. The baby was later named May Barber. Within a few hours of giving
birth Henry caused Mary to go out into the snow and cold to cut firewood. She began to bleed
and died in the snow. Henry did not want the new baby so he threw her into the manure pile.
The manure pile was heating warm and kept the baby alive. John P. Wilkinson, wife Mary Flint
(of Flint Mich) a brother of my great grandfather lived near. He heard the baby crying and
saved it. He later adopted the baby and named her May. She was raised by John's son. Old
Henry left the country immediately, and took the small boy Claude with him. He didn't want the
boy so he gave him to the Indians in Montana. Claude was raised as an Indian, and later went
to school at a Catholic Mission in Montana. When Clause was older he learned that Levi's wife,
Claude's grandmother Lisa (Liza) was living alone, he went to live with her and look after her. In
1930 Old Henry Barber wrote to them saying that he was now old and sick, an alcoholic, and
needed help. He wanted to come live with them. Claude told him "I piss on your grave". End of
story. They never heard from Old Henry again. My great grandfather George Washington
Wilkinson, was brother of Levi Wilkinson and of John P. Wilkinson.
Much of the above trivia is from my memory, and I hope I have not made too many mistakes. I
have ten apple cartons of genealogy papers out in the wet woodshed, which must be sorted
and filed. Maybe this coming winter I will get at this job. I am now 83 years old, and I don't move
as quickly as I used to, and my memory has problems. Sorry to be so long winded, but the
story goes on.
Very Best Regards. A. B. "Jim" Wilkinson
(5) Hard copy of email conversations held with Arthur Wilkinson (83) of British
Columbia, Canada in August 2006. He shares important information gathered over
many years of research into the origins of the Wilkinson family in England and new
information about the travels of the family in America after they left New Milford,
Connecticut. He also adds some amusing 'trivia'.
(6) Information found on the Internet at www.genweb.net discussing the Ufford and
Camp/Bryan lines. Included is information on their passage to America aboard the
'Lyon' in 1632.
Thomas Ufford m Isabel Camp/Bryan
Posted by: Vicki Mazur (ID *****1648)
Date: January 11, 2004 at 18:18:08
Here is what I have gathered on Thomas Ufford. Not everything is proven but it is a
Abigail Ufford, parents were Thomas and Isabel Ufford but there are some differences
of opinion on Isabel's maiden name which may have been Camp,Bryan, or Curtis.
They arrived in Boston on the Lion in 1632 as their names are on the passenger list.
This list is incomplete and does not include Roger. Some believe he came on the
Hector in 1637 rather than the Lion. Neither of these theories has been proved or
disproved. As for the Ufford's they came form Newbourne, County of Sufforlk,
England. Isabel was born in England about 1611 . died befor 1659. Thomas Ufford
married 2/w Elizabeth, a widow of Nicholas Theale of Stamford, Conn about 1659.
Elizabeth died Dec. 27, 1666. Thomas Ufford died befor Aug. 20, 1660. The children
of Thomas and Isabel were 1. Thomas, who married France Kilbourn, 2. John, who
married Hannah Hawley . 3. Abigail, who married Roger Tyrrell (Terrill) There could be
other children don't know.
D Donally, email@example.com
The name Ufford is spelled various ways including Uffott and should not be confused
with Thomas Oviatt. Thomas is said to have resided in Newbourne County, Suffolk,
England. He sailed from London on 22 June 1632 and arrived in Boston on 16
September on the ship "Lion", William Pierce, Master. With him came his wife Isabel
and children Thomas, John and Abigail who married Roger Terrell. He was first
admitted a freeman in the Massachusett's Colony 4 March 1633, residing first in
Roxbury where the names of his wife and he are recorded in the record of Rev. John
Eliot as church members. He left with William Pynchon for Springfield Mass and
signed the "Articles of Agreement" 14 May 1636, but later removed to Milford in 1645.
His estate was divided between his sons Thomas of Stratford, Conn. and John of
Milford, Conn. in 1660.
From Early Families of Milford Connecticut
Exerpt of ships list for The Lyon, 1632
Voyages are listed at ship name on Ship List
September, 1632 The Lyon, from London, England, arrived at Boston, Massachusetts
Ship and Passenger Information:
Source: "The Planters of the Commonwealth", pages 99-102.
The Lyon departed London June 22, 1632, with 123 passengers
(including 50 children) and arrived at Boston September 16, 1632.
"They had been twelve weeks aboard and eight weeks from 'Land's End'."
(Winthrop's "Journal", I, 92)
Passengers (90 listed):
William Peirce, Master
Thomas Ufford, of Newbourne, Suffolk, bound for Springfield
Mrs. Isabel Ufford
Died inv 6 Dc 1660
English Origin Nazeing, Essex
Came to New England 1632
Resided in Roxbury, Springfield; Milford, CT
Freeman of MBC(Mass. Bay Commonwealth) Mr 1632/33
First Spouse Isabel (c1600 - a1659)
Children Abigail, Thomas, John
It may be that Thomas Uffot and Roger Terrill made the decision to settle in Milford
rather than stay in Wethersfield because of a pastor named Mr. Peter Prudden who
had his own following from England with whom he projected a settlement at
Wepowage ( the Indian nmae for the land that was to become Milford) soon after his
arrival, and during this time had preached to the people of Wethersfield who at that
time had no minister. They became part of a number that attched themselves with him
and incorporated with his church. Thus in the year 1639, on Nov. 29, Thomas Uffot is
given the status as a free planted : having for the present liberty to act in the choyce
of puclic officers, for the carrying on of public afairs in this plantation."
The ship LYON, under Master William Pierce, sailed from London 22 June 22 1632
and arrived at Boston 14 September 1632.
“He brought one hundred and twenty three passengers, whereof fifty children, all in
health. They had been twelve weeks aboard and eight weeks from Land’s End.”
Mrs. Isabel Ufford
Thomas came in the Lion in 1632 and settled first in Roxbury, Mass. It
is alleged that he came from Nazing in Essex (near Copthall). In
1636, he joined the William Pynchon company to found Springfield,
Mass. By 1639, Thomas had joined the Milford plantation and he later
removed to Stamford where he died. Late in his life he married for his
second wife, Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas Theale of Stamford. This
event took place after June of 1658 and Thomas died in 1660.
Wesley Nettleton firstname.lastname@example.org
Said to have resided in Newborne, Suffolk, England, he sailed from London 22 June
1632 and arrived in Boston 16 Sep on the ship "Lion," William Pierce, Master. His wife
Isabel and children, Thomas, John and Abigail came with him. He was first admitted a
freeman in the Massachusetts colony 4 Mar 1633, residing first in Roxbury, where he
and his wife a recorded as church members in the record of Rev. John Eliot. He left
with William Pynchon for Springfield, Mass and signed the Article of Agreement 14
May 1636, but later removed to Milford in 1645. His estate was divided between his
sons, Thomas of Stratford, Connecticut and John of Milford, CT in 1660. Abbott p 787.
L. M. Luke email@example.com
Families of Early Miford Connecticut,, Susan Woodruff Abbott:ThomasUffott sailed
from London, 22 June 1632 and arrived in Boston, 16 Sep on the ship "Lion", William
Pierce Mastter. With him came his wife Isabel andchildren, Thomas, John and Abigail
who married Roger Terrell. He is said to have resided in Newbourne, Suffolk, Eng.
[James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England]
THOMAS, Roxbury 1632, came in the Lion, arr. at Boston 16 Sept. with w. Isabel and
ch. Thomas, John, and a d. wh. m. Roger Terrill, but whose name is not seen. This
uncommon name is spelled Uffitt as the ch. rec. of R. exhibits it, o Uskitt, perhaps in
despair of getting the letters into a more common shape, in
the rec. of his qualifica. at London, adm. freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. 1635, with
Pynchon to Springfield, where the name is Ufford, as the descend. now write it, but
passing into Conn. at Milford 1639, where he and w. join. the ch. 1645, it bec.
Uffoote. Chapin confus. the f. with s. of the same name, makes him an early propr. of
Wethersfield, and aft. of Stratford 1644, whereas he was never an inhab. of either of
those towns. A yr. or two bef. his d. he m. at Stamford, Eliz. wid. of Nicholas Thele,
wh. outliv. him very little time, and d. 27 Dec. 1660. Of the day of his d. we are ign.
but are sure that it was bef. 20 Aug. 1660, when his est. was div. tho. Lambert says
he d. at Milford, 1691.
Thomas lived at Roxbury and Springfield, MA until 1645 when he removed to Milford.
The name is spelled variously Uffott/Offit/Ufford. He and Isabel are recorded in the
church records of Rev. John Eliot, as having been admitted as members at Roxbury.
MA. About 1658 or 59 he married 2) Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas Thele, who died
shortly after he did, 27 Dec 1660.
16-SEP-1632 Boston, MA on the ship "Lyon (Terrill Family of Connecticut, by Donald
1. "Families of Early Milford, CT" Abbott
2. Savage Vol 3
3. NEHGR Vol 13
4. NYGR vol 43
5. "History of Ancient Wethersfield" Stiles
6. " Yakima Valley Gen Society" vol 17 No 2 April 1985
7. "Americana" vol 32
8. "Families of Old Fairfield" Jacobus
9. "The American Genealogist" vol 10
10. "Families of Early Milford,Ct." [pgs.786-788]
11."New England Genealogical Dictionary" [vol.3, pgs.26-27] by Savage
12. "Your Family Tree" by Jordan, Ny. Gen.Society Reg. of Ped.
13."Ufford Family Records; Francis Nicholas & Descendants"
14. "History of Ancient Woodbury" [vol.1]
15. "Planters of Commomwealth" by Banks
16. Terrill Family of Connecticut, by Donald L. Jacobus
1. D Donally, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. John C. Mosher email@example.com
3. Wesley Nettleton firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Fred Knapp, email@example.com
6. Vernon Price, firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Kacy Davis email@example.com
(7) The Land Deed for the
purchase of land in New Milford,
Connecticutt in 1724 by Lewis
Wilkinson from William Terrill.
Terrill was the father of Sarah
Terrill Hubbard Wilkinson, Lewis's
new wife. I am attempting to
pinpoint the location of this land on
current maps of the New Milford
(8) A portion of Lewis Wilkinson's
Will, dated March 6th, 1759 that
also lists John Wilkinson as the
executor of the estate.