Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day 2015




Remembering my father, William I. Pinchbeck, on this Veterans Day.

He served as a radio operator in the United States Army during World War II,
earning 3 bronze stars.

Thank you for your service, Dad.



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Saturday, November 7, 2015

November birthdays

My direct line ancestors who have a birthday in November are:


  • David Osborn, born November, 1700, my seventh great-grandfather
  • Robert Pinchbeck, born November, 1694, my fifth great-grandfather
  • Mary Myrtle Ferry, born November 3, 1888, my grandmother
  • William Shirt, born November 4, 1795, my third great-grandfather
  • Frank Williams, born November 6, 1858, my second great-grandfather
  • Daniel Bennett, born November 11, 1711, my seventh great-grandfather
  • Mercy Comstock, born November 12, 1676, my ninth great-grandmother
  • Belle Middlebrook, born November 13, 1858, my second great-grandmother
  • William Owen Griffith, November 13, 1742, my fourth great-grandfather
  • Sarah Trowbridge, born November 15, 1715, my seventh great-grandmother
  • Mary Belden, born November 17, 1677, my ninth great-grandmother
  • Reuben Taylor, born November 21, 1703, my seventh great-grandfather
  • Joseph Beers, born November 28, 1775, my fifth great-grandfather
  • Hannah Little, born November 30, 1671, my eighth great-grandmother

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Jonathan Fanton (1700 - 1738) and Sarah Hide

Jonathan Fanton, my seventh great-grandfather, was baptized September 22, 1700 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  He was the fourth child and oldest son of Jonathan Fanton and Sarah Hide.

Jonathan also married a Sarah Hide, his first cousin.  Sarah Hide was born December 25, 1703 in Fairfield to John Hide and Rachel Rumsey. She was baptized April 16, 1704.  Jonathan's mother, Sarah, and Sarah's father, John, were the children of John Hide and Elizabeth Harvey.

My seventh great-grandparents had seven children together.

  • Their oldest child, Ezra, was born about 1726 and died in 1762.  
  • Mary Fanton, my sixth great-grandmother, was born about 1728 and married Ephraim Beers on December 24, 1745 in Fairfield.  She died about 1813.
  • Zebulon Fanton was born about 1729 and married Grace Goodsell on March 27, 1804 before his death in Weston in 1807.
  • Eunice Fanton married Nehemiah Beers on June 27, 1753.
  • Gershom Fanton married Anna Sturges, January 18, 1759 and died December 6, 1810.
  • Sarah Fanton married John Sturges and then (2) on November 4, 1781, Ebenezer Redfield.
  • Ellen Fanton, who died about 1804.


Jonathan Fanton died in 1738 and Sarah at a later date.


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Friday, November 6, 2015

Ephraim Beers (1695 - 1759)

Ephraim Beers, my seventh great-grandfather, was born about 1695 in Fairfield, Connecticut to Ephraim and Mary Gardner Beers.  He married Susanna Meeker, daughter of John and Elizabeth Meeker, who was baptized March 29, 1696.  They lived in what is now the Westport area of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Ephraim died June 15, 1759.  He died intestate and administration was granted to his son Daniel on December 19, 1759.

Children of Ephraim and Susannah Meeker Beers:

  1. Ephraim, married Mary Fanton
  2. Daniel, born 1726; died April 1, 1801, New York; married Abigail Dikeman
  3. Nathan, married Ann Burr
  4. Nehemiah, married Eunice Fanton (sister of Mary Fanton); died 1793
  5. Sarah, married Ebenezer Guire
  6. Elizabeth, married ? Ellis
  7. Eunice
  8. Abigail
  9. Deborah, married Joseph Monroe
  10. David


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