Wilkinson Database - Page 1
(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 Hannah Barnes.
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 direct ancestors.
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 the Society.
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 Westfield,
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 aubstitute eas of that name).
Terrel, Job . . . . List and Returns
Terrell, Stephen . . . . History of New Milford
Terrill, James . . . . . None Listedists
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
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
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
(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
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 start.
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.
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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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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2. John C. Mosher firstname.lastname@example.org
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(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 area.
(8) A portion of Lewis Wilkinson's Will, dated March 6th, 1759 that also lists John
Wilkinson as the executor of the estate.