Eells Family Genealogy
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1. John Eells - was born about 1575 and died on 25 Nov 1653 .



John - came from Barnstable, England and was made a freeman, in Dorchester, Mass, on May 14, 1634. Called a "beehive maker" in Newbury, Mass. in 1645. Believed to have lived in Hingham in 1640. Returned to England after 1641.
 
A John Eells, Jr was chosen cow keeper in Dorchester, Mass. in 1640. This could have been John or his Son.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut

 
John Eells , immigrant ancestor, was born in England and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts , as early as 1633 . The first record of his name at Dorchester is under the date of January 6, 1633 . He was admitted a freeman, May 14, 1634 . He had a grant of a "great lot" between Dorchester and Roxbury , January 4, 1635 , twenty acres, and other grants soon afterward. According to tradition, he returned to England , and became an officer in the army of Cromwell . The last record of him in New England is an agreement, dated July 15, 1641 , with Thomas Allen , of Barnstable . Children: Samuel , mentioned below; John . Jr., who was chosen cowkeeper at Dorchester and of whom no further record is found.
(Sources: - 1 - 2 - 3)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Samuel Eells was born on 1 May 1640 in Dorchester, Mass. and died on 21 Apr 1709 in Hingham, Mass. . See #2. below.
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Eells Arms


Argent, three eels azure on a chief gules a port between two towers argent. (from Ells, Eells, Eels, Rust and allied families )
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----- Second Generation -----
2. Samuel Eells - was born on 1 May 1640 in Dorchester, Mass. and died on 21 Apr 1709 in Hingham, Mass. . He was the son of John Eells.
Samuel married Anna Lenthall on 1 Aug 1663 in Milford, Conn.. Anna was born about 1644 in Surrey, England. She was the daughter of Robert Lenthall. She died Feb 1687 in Milford, Conn. .

Anna - in Nans fathers will he mentioned a infirmity in Nans sight. (Sources: - 4)
  Then Samuel married Sarah Bateman on 22 Aug 1689 in Hingham, Mass.. Sarah was born about 1668. She was the daughter of John Bateman. She died on 2 Nov 1738 .

Samuel - was a militia officer in Phillip's was and after was at Fairfield in 1687.
 
The Eells-Stow House is believed to be the oldest house in Milford, CT and takes part of its name from the Eells family, who arrived in Milford in the later 17th century from the Boston area. It was built by Samuel Eells about 1670. It was sold, in 1754, by his grandson, Nathaniel Eells to Captain Stephen Stowe.
 
Samuel Eells came to Milford with his bride in 1668. In Milford he was town cleark and on commitee to revise town records. Custom master for New Haven COunty and deputy to General Court Assembly for 12 sessions.
 
After his wife's death, he moved to Hingham, Mass. Upon his death, the Wharf Lane property was inherited by his son, Col. Samuel Eells.
 
Settled at Hingham, of which he was representative in 1705. Purchased nine acres of land, meadow and orchard in Hingham in 1705.
 
He was an infant when he returned to England with his father in 1641. Just when he returned to America is unknown, however he was married there in 1763. He was a weaver in Milford in 1670.
 
According to his will, he was a shopkeeper when he died.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV

 
He was an infant when his father returned to England , where Samuel is said to have remained until about twenty-one years of age. He settled at Milford, Connecticut , and in 1677 was on a committee to transcribe the old records there. He held many offices, was a juror often before 1671 . He was appointed to collect the customs at Milford on wines and liquors, June 10, 1668 , and was continued in office until after 1681 . In May, 1681 , he was appointed by the town on a committee to obtain from the Indians a deed of the lands purchased by the inhabitants at various dates, and in 1685 was one of the town's representatives on a committee to establish the line between Milford and Derby . In 1681 he was appointed clerk of the county court for one term
(Sources: - 2 - 3 - 5)
Children with Anna Lenthall (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Samuel (1) Eells Jr. was born on 1 Jun 1664 in Milford, Conn. and died on 16 Jul 1665 .
ii.  John Eells was born on 3 Jul 1665 in Milford, Conn. and died on 13 Jul 1665 in Milford, Conn. .
John married Frances Oviatt. Frances was born on 1 Nov 1669. She was the daughter of Thomas Oviatt. She died on 25 Nov 1738 in Hingham, Mass . (Sources: - 5)
iii.  Col. Samuel Eells Jr. was born on 2 Sep 1666 in Milford, Conn. and died in 1714 in Milford,New Haven,Ct . See #3. below.
iv.  John (2) Eells was chr. on 5 Jun 1670 and died after Mar 1697/1698 .

John - married Francis Oviatt. (Sources: - 2)
v.  Mary Eells was born on 18 Feb 1671.

Mary - it is tradition of the EELLS family that she married a man by the name of FOX.
vi.  Robert Eells was born on 4 Dec 1672 in Milford, Conn. and was buried on 14 Jan 1673 in Milford, Conn..
vii.  Robert (2) Eells was born Jen 25, 1675 in Milford, Conn. and was buried on 28 Jan 1676 in Milford, Conn..
viii.  Nathaniel Eells was born on 25 Nov 1677 in Milford, Conn. and died on 25 Aug 1750 . See #4. below.
ix.  Patience Eells was chr. on 7 Mar 1680.
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Samuel Eells House
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----- Third Generation -----
3. Col. Samuel Eells Jr. - was born on 2 Sep 1666 in Milford, Conn. and died in 1714 in Milford,New Haven,Ct . He was the son of Samuel Eells and Anna Lenthall.
Col. Samuel married Esther Oviatt. Esther was born on 28 Mar 1665. She is the daughter of Thomas Oviatt.
  Then Col. Samuel married Martha Whiting about 1701 in Milford,New Haven,Ct. Martha was born in 1662 in Milford,New Haven,Ct. She was the daughter of Rev John Whiting and Sybil Collins. She died on 7 Mar 1740 in Milford,New Haven,Ct .

Martha - - first husband was Samuel Bryan (Sources: - 4)
  Then Col. Samuel married Rebecca Wilkinson. Rebecca was born on 8 Aug 1676. She died in 1751/1752 .

Rebecca - widow of Samuel Baldwin and dau. of Edward and Rebecca (Smith) Wilkninson. (Sources: - 5)

Col. Samuel - married 1) Esther Oviatt, 2) Martha Whiting, 3) Rebecca Wilkenson. He had a total of 4 children.
 
Col. Samuel Eells was very prominent in the affairs of both Milford and New Haven Colony. He married Martha Whiting Bryan (his second wife) who bore him a son, Nathaniel. Nathaniel married Martha Stow who unfortunately only lived for seven months after the wedding. The widowed Nathaniel then moved to Middletown. He eventually inherited the Wharf Lane property from his step-mother (the Col.s third wife) which he then sold to Stephen Stow, his deceased wife's brother. (Sources: - 4 - 2)
Children with Martha Whiting (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John Eells was born on 11 Apr 1703 in Milford,New Haven,Ct and died on 15 Oct 1785 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. . See #5. below.
ii.  Nathaniel Eells was born Jul 1705 in Milford, CT and died on 19 Sep 1776 in Milford, CT .
Nathaniel married Alisa White on 17 Feb 1742/1743. Alisa was born on 25 Feb 1713/1714. (Sources: - 6)
4. Nathaniel Eells - was born on 25 Nov 1677 in Milford, Conn. and died on 25 Aug 1750 . He was the son of Samuel Eells and Anna Lenthall.
Nathaniel married Hannah North on 12 Oct 1704 in Hingham, Mass.. Hannah was born about 1679. She was the daughter of Edward North and Sarah Bateman. She died on 2 May 1754 .

Nathaniel - partook in the Whitfield controversy in 1745. Graduated from Harvard College in 1699 and was ordained as a minister in Scituate, Mass. in 1704.
 
His father moved to Mass. when he was eleven years old, and he is supposed to have accompanied him. He became a reverend and starting preaching in Scituate about 1704. Three of his sermons were printed and are preserved in the library of the Connecticut Historical Societies - a fourth is preserved in the library of Yale University.
 
By the will of his father, he received "three dozen Silver Coat Buttons, a gun and a cane."
 
Family tradition is that Nathaniel married his step-sister Hannah.

"Deane's History of Scituate " describes him thus:

 
"There are a few aged people now living who remember him. They describe his person to have been of a stature rather above mediocrity, of broad chest and muscular proportions, remarkably erect, somewhat corpulent in his late years, of dark complexion, with large black eyes and brows and of general manners rather dignified and commanding, than sprightly and pleasing. He had an influence and authority amongst his people that none of his successors have exercised, and which may have been in some measure a peculiarity of earlier times than these. . . .
 
His people were delighted to see him at their doors, as he rode up on horseback to inquire after their health and to hand his pipe to be lighted. We mean no satire by recording this trifle; for he was a venerable man, and so beloved, that every parishioner would take pleasure in performing such an office for him. He was also a leader amongst the neighboring clergy--well acquainted with the constitution and usages of the churches, weighty in counsel, and often called to distant parts of the state and to other states on ecclesiastical councils.
 
As a preacher, there is reason to believe that he did not so much excel as in his dignity of character and soundness of understanding. We have seen a volume in manuscript of nearly a hundred sermons, which he used to carry with him when he travelled abroad. They embrace a considerable variety of subjects, and enabled him to preach at any time and on any occasion. They begin with his own ordination sermon which he himself preached, according to ancient custom, and include the sermons which he composed during the first few years of his ministry. (This book and the Bible of his son, Rev. Edward , are now owned by Rev. Edward Eells , of Worcester ). . . .
 
On the whole, we believe there has rarely been known a ministry of forty-six years, which so many circumstances conspired to render successful and happy. There are a few now living that remember the solemn day of fasting and prayer, kept by his people, on account of his death. Mr. Eells prepared his own sons and several other young men for college and also for the ministry; amongst whom we can name President Clap of Yale College, Rev. David Turner of Rehoboth and Rev. Thomas Clap of Taunton , afterwards Judge Clap. . . .
 
We have no doubt that Mr. Eells had disciplined himself into an extraordinary self-command. His less placid partner (whose name had been North ) did not so well endure the disagreeable events of life, and when chafed with family vexations, she would say, 'It is wonderful that so good a man as my husband should have such wayward children.' He would pleasantly reply, 'True, and you seem to be sensible that the mischief lies in the North side of the family.'"
(Sources: - 3)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sarah Eells was born on 5 Aug 1705 in Scituate, Mass..

Sarah - married Benjamin Turner or Scituate in 1726.
ii.  Samuel Eells was born on 23 Feb 1706 in Scituate, Mass.. See #6. below.
iii.  John Eells was born on 23 Jan 1709 in Scituate, Mass..

John - married Abiah Waterman in 1730 and lived in Scituate.
iv.  Nathaniel Eells was born on 4 Feb 1711 in Scituate, Mass.. See #7. below.
v.  Edward Eells was born on 4 Jan 1713 in Scituate, Mass.. See #8. below.
vi.  Hannah Eells was born on 30 Jan 1715 in Scituate, Mass. and died on 15 Dec 1722 in Scituate, Mass. .
vii.  Mary Eells was born on 13 May 1716 in Scituate, Mass..

Mary - married Seth Williams of Taunton, Mass.
viii.  North Eells was born on 28 Sep 1718 in Scituate, Mass..

North - married Ruth Tilden and lived in Scituate.
ix.  Anna Lenthal Eells was born on 16 Oct 1721 in Scituate, Mass..

Anna - married Zachary Damon, Jr of Scituate in 1748.
----- Fourth Generation -----
5. John Eells - was born on 11 Apr 1703 in Milford,New Haven,Ct and died on 15 Oct 1785 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. . He was the son of Col. Samuel Eells Jr. and Martha Whiting.
John married Anna Beard on 11 Jan 1727/1728. Anna was born on 30 Jun 1701. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Beard and Mercy Petit. She died on 8 May 1736 in New Canann, COnn . (Sources: - 4 - 5)
  Then John married Abigail Comstock Sep 1737. She was the daughter of Moses Comstock and Abigail Brinsmade. She died Jan 1785 . (Sources: - 7)

John - studied theology at Yale and gradutated in 1724, and in May, 1732, began to preach i the parish which had been constituted a year before, in the town of New Canann, Ct. He was forced to resign in 1741 and remained in New Canaan as a farmer. (Sources: - 4 - 2)
Children with Anna Beard (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jeremiah Beard Eells was born on 21 Dec 1732 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. and died on 12 Nov 1815 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. and was buried in Carter St. Cemetary . See #9. below.
6. Samuel Eells - was born on 23 Feb 1706 in Scituate, Mass.. He is the son of Nathaniel Eells and Hannah North.
Samuel married Hannah Witherell on 18 Dec 1729 in Scituate, Mass.. Hannah was born on 20 Feb 1646/1647 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA. She is the daughter of William Witherell and Mary Fisher.

Samuel - lived in Hanover, Mass.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Capt. Robert Lenthal Eells was born Feb 1732 and died on 19 Jun 1800 . See #10. below.
7. Nathaniel Eells - was born on 4 Feb 1711 in Scituate, Mass.. He is the son of Nathaniel Eells and Hannah North.
Nathaniel married Mercy Cushing. (Sources: - 7)

Nathaniel - married 1) Mercy Cushing in 1733, 2) Mary Goodwill. For many years he was the pastor of the Congregational Church in Stonington, Conn.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John Eells was chr. on 13 Mar 1736/1737.
John married Sibyl Huntigton on 30 Jun 1763. She died on 20 Nov 1773 . (Sources: - 7)

John - studied thrology at Yale in 1758 and was licensed to preach in Hartford and Glastonbury, Ct. (Sources: - 7)
8. Edward Eells - was born on 4 Jan 1713 in Scituate, Mass.. He is the son of Nathaniel Eells and Hannah North.
Edward married Martha Pitkin. (Sources: - 7)

Edward - married 1) Martha Pitkin in 1740 and 2) Patience Bulkey in 1772. and was the pastor of the Congregational Church in Middletown, Conn.


 
Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV

 
III) Rev. Nathaniel Eells , son of Major Samuel Eells , was born in Milford, Connecticut , November 26, 1677 , and was baptized December 30 following. He graduated from Harvard College in 1699 and was ordained pastor of the church of Scituate, Massachusetts , June 14, 1704 . Four of his sermons were printed, of which three were preached at the ordinations of Thomas Clap at Taunton , of his son, Rev. Nathaniel Eells , at Stonington , and his son, Edward Eells , at Middletown, Connecticut , September 6, 1738 . The fourth was an election sermon, preached before the general court of Massachusetts , May 25, 1743 . His will was dated May 27, 1732 , and presented for probate, September 12, 1750 . He married, October 12, 1704 , Hannah North , of Hingham . His father joined the couple. He died August 25, 1750 . His widow's will was dated September 1, 1752 . Children: Sarah , born August 1, 1705 ; Samuel , February 19, 1706-07 ; John , February 15, 1708-09 ; Nathaniel , January 31, 1710-11 , pastor of the church at Stonington, Connecticut ; Edward , mentioned below; Hannah , January 24, 1714-15 ; Mary , May 8, 1716 ; North , September 22, 1718 ; Anna Lenthall , October 16, 1721 . "Deane's History of Scituate " describes him thus:
 
"There are a few aged people now living who remember him. They describe his person to have been of a stature rather above mediocrity, of broad chest and muscular proportions, remarkably erect, somewhat corpulent in his late years, of dark complexion, with large black eyes and brows and of general manners rather dignified and commanding, than sprightly and pleasing. He had an influence and authority amongst his people that none of his successors have exercised, and which may have been in some measure a peculiarity of earlier times than these.
 
. . . His people were delighted to see him at their doors, as he rode up on horseback to inquire after their health and to hand his pipe to be lighted. We mean no satire by recording this trifle; for he was a venerable man, and so beloved, that every parishioner would take pleasure in performing such an office for him. He was also a leader amongst the neighboring clergy--well acquainted with the constitution and usages of the churches, weighty in counsel, and often called to distant parts of the state and to other states on ecclesiastical councils. As a preacher, there is reason to believe that he did not so much excel as in his dignity of character and soundness of understanding. We have seen a volume in manuscript of nearly a hundred sermons, which he used to carry with him when he travelled abroad. They embrace a considerable variety of subjects, and enabled him to preach at any time and on any occasion. They begin with his own ordination sermon which he himself preached, according to ancient custom, and include the sermons which he composed during the first few years of his ministry. (This book and the Bible of his son, Rev. Edward , are now owned by Rev. Edward Eells , of Worcester ). . . . On the whole, we believe there has rarely been known a ministry of forty-six years, which so many circumstances conspired to render successful and happy. There are a few now living that remember the solemn day of fasting and prayer, kept by his people, on account of his death. Mr. Eells prepared his own sons and several other young men for college and also for the ministry; amongst whom we can name President Clap of Yale College, Rev. David Turner of Rehoboth and Rev. Thomas Clap of Taunton , afterwards Judge Clap.
 
. . . We have no doubt that Mr. Eells had disciplined himself into an extraordinary self-command. His less placid partner (whose name had been North ) did not so well endure the disagreeable events of life, and when chafed with family vexations, she would say, 'It is wonderful that so good a man as my husband should have such wayward children.' He would pleasantly reply, 'True, and you seem to be sensible that the mischief lies in the North side of the family.'"
(Sources: - 3)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Maj. Edward Eells was born on 11 Aug 1741 in Cromwell,,Ct and died on 7 Dec 1787 .

Maj. Edward -

American Biographical Library

 
The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women Volume II
 
Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army E Fifteenth Virginia
 
page 213
 
Eells, Edward (Conn). Captain of Sage's Connecticut State Regiment, 20th June to 25th December, 1776; Captain 3d Connecticut, 1st January, 1777; transferred to 1st Connecticut 1st January, 1781, and served to 3d June, 1783. (Died 1787.)
 


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"I have a scrap of paper, an "order" really, signed by BG Jedediah Huntington and COL Zebulon Butler dated 28 Jan 1783 from West Point, NY. It says, "Capt Edward Eells of the first Connecticut Regiment is recommended for Leave of Absence until the fifteenth of April next, to visit his family." "I have researched and found a lot of info on General Huntington and Colonel Butler but yours is the only reference to an Edward Eells that I could find on the internet. " (email from Kevin Belmont Dec 2007)
 


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From DAR Lineage Books Volume 117 page 198

 
Edward Eells (1741-1787) commanded a company, 1776, to reinforce the army in New York. He served to the close of the war and was an original member of the Cincinnati. He was born and died in Middletown, Connecticut.

 
American Biographical Library The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women Volume II Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army E Fifteenth Virginia page 213 Eells, Edward (Conn). Captain of Sage's Connecticut State Regiment, 20th June to 25th December, 1776; Captain 3d Connecticut, 1st January, 1777; transferred to 1st Connecticut 1st January, 1781, and served to 3d June, 1783. (Died 1787.)
ii.  James Eells was born on 11 Mar 1742/1743 in Upper Middletown, Mass and died on 20 Jan 1805 .

James - studied theology at Yale in 1768. Was licensed to preach in Glastonbury, Ct. in 1769. (Sources: - 7)
----- Fifth Generation -----
9. Jeremiah Beard Eells - was born on 21 Dec 1732 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. and died on 12 Nov 1815 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. and was buried in Carter St. Cemetary . He was the son of John Eells and Anna Beard.
Jeremiah married Lois Benedict on 28 Nov 1754 in Stamford, New Canaan. Lois was born in 1735 in New Amsterdam, Ny. She is the daughter of John Benedict and Dinah Boughton. (Sources: - 4)
  Then Jeremiah married Hannah Comstock on 28 Nov 1754 in Norwalk, Conn. Hannah was born in 1735. (Sources: - 8)

Jeremiah - was a seaman and captain. Ensign and later Captain of the 9th Conn. Militia.
 
He was an ardent patiot, who took up arms for his country at the beginning of the revolution and contunied in active serrvice during most of the conflict. He was soon promoted to a lieutenant of the Coast Gard, and while serving in this capacity he was captured by the Tories, March 14, 1777, and taken to New Lots, Long Island, a part of the present city of Brooklyn; where record of his is found under the date of Augst 11, 1778. His release took place Jan 31, 1779.
 
In spite of this harrowing experience he rejoined the army and in 1781 was at West Point, NY, serving as lieutenant under Col. Samuel Canfield.
 
Jeremiah Eells was a charter member of the Somerset Lodge, No 34, of the Free and Accepted Masons of Norwich, Conn. in 1795

from Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut: Historical Records, 1847
Jeremiah B. Eells married to Lois Benedict , Nov. 28 1754 .
John , born Nov. 16, 1755 .
Jeremiah , born Nov. 22, 1757 .
Anna Eells, born Nov. 12, 1759 .
Lois Eells, born July 12, 1761 .
Martha Eells , born April 14, 1763 .
Sarah Eells, born Jan. 18, 1765 .
Dinah Eells, born Feb. 7, 1767 .
Samuel Eells, born Oct. 3, 1768 .
Samuel 2d Eells , born Apr. 13, 1770 .

 
A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution lists additinal children:
 
Thankful Eells,
 
Nathaniel Eells, b, 10 Jan 1772
 
Beard Eells, b 7 Nov 1773;
 
James Trobridge Eells b 6 Nov 1775
 
Berrey Eells b 13 May 1778 (Sources: - 4 - 2 - 9 - 10 - 8)
Children with Lois Benedict (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John Eells was born on 17 Nov 1755 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. and died on 17 Nov 1850 . See #11. below.
ii.  Jeremiah Beard Eells Jr was born on 22 Nov 1757 in New Canaan, Connecticut and died on 19 Feb 1810 . (Sources: - 11)
iii.  Martha Eells was born on 14 Apr 1763 in New Canaan, Connecticut and died on 14 Feb 1845 in Walton, NY .
Martha married John Butler on 17 Nov 1784 in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Martha - She married John Butler, Patriot, farmer and shoemaker, on 17 Nov 1784 in New Canaan. Their son, Daniel Butler, was born 19 Sept. 1787 in Pound Ridge, Westchester, NY (d 08 July 1850 in Hume Twp, Allegany NY).
 
Daniel Butler was married to Jerusha Berray (25 Feb 1798 Walton, Delaware NY, d. Sept 1857 Hume Twp Allegany NY) Their daughter, Sarah Ann Butler (23 Oct 1830--02 Aug 1915) was married in 1849 to Burroughs Ingham (b about 1826 near Cold Creek, Alleghany NY, d about 1912). Burroughs Ingham served during the Civil War in company Battery C, Michigan 1st Light Artillery.
 
Sarah Ann Butler and Burroughs Ingham had about 8 children, among whom was Walter Norton Ingham (b about 1852 in NY). He married Julia Helen Hill in Allegan MI in 1876, and had a son, Ray Ingham. My great-grandmother, Marie Tamboury (a French immigrant), was Walter Norton Ingham's second wife, married 16 Mar 1886 in Blue Lake, Humboldt Co. CA. They had 7 children, of whom my grandmother, Esther van Pelt (nee Ingham) was the third.
 
(email from Toni Burroughs Jan 2006)
10. Capt. Robert Lenthal Eells - was born Feb 1732 and died on 19 Jun 1800 . He was the son of Samuel Eells and Hannah Witherell.
Capt. Robert married Ruth Copeland. Ruth was born in 1738. She died on 21 May 1831 .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Samuel Eells was born on 13 Mar 1783 in Hannover, Plymouth, Mass.. See #12. below.
----- Sixth Generation -----
11. John Eells - was born on 17 Nov 1755 in New Canaan,Fairfield,Ct. and died on 17 Nov 1850 . He was the son of Jeremiah Beard Eells and Lois Benedict.
John married Ann Mead on 21 Nov 1782.

John - served in the Revolution.

1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services;
NAME John Eells
AGE 87
HEAD/HOUSEHOLD Richard Parker
CITY/TOWN Lenon
COUNTY Berkshire
(Sources: - 4 - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Alan Mead Eells was born on 13 May 1800 in Waltom, NY and died on 13 Aug 1871 in San Francisco, CA . See #13. below.
12. Samuel Eells - was born on 13 Mar 1783 in Hannover, Plymouth, Mass.. He is the son of Capt. Robert Lenthal Eells and Ruth Copeland.
Samuel married Jerusha Tower on 2 Sep 1805 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Mass.. Jerusha was born on 11 Feb 1786. She is the daughter of Matthew Tower and Jerusha Hatch.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Rusha Phillips Eells was born on 19 Jul 1806 in Hanover, Plymouth, Mass..

Rusha - married Benjamin Josselyn in 1828.
ii.  Benjamin Hatch Tower Eells was chr. on 2 Jul 1809.
iii.  Horace Tower Eells was born on 27 Jan 1811 in Hanover, Mass..
iv.  Henry Blanchard Eells was born on 26 Feb 1813 in Hanover, Mass..
v.  William Witherell Eells was born on 4 Jul 1815 in Hanover, Mass..
vi.  Elizabeth Jane Eells was born on 8 Nov 1818 in Hanover, Mass..
vii.  Nancy Eells was born on 4 Jan 1818 in Hanover, Mass..
viii.  John Pierce Eells was born on 12 Aug 1822 in Hanover, Mass..
ix.  Helena Maria Thompson Eells was born on 22 Dec 1824 in Hannover, Plymouth Co., Mass. and died on 3 Sep 1892 .
Helena married William Henry Howland on 20 Aug 1856 in Hanson, Mass.. William was born on 14 Jun 1816 in Falmouth, Mass.. He was the son of William Howland and Aurelia Yost. He died on 15 Dec 1899 in Mattapoisett, Mass. .
See Howland family for children.
x.  Betsy Fogg Eells was born in 1828 in Hanover, Mass..

Betsy - was probably named after her uncle, Ebenezer T. Fogg.
----- Seventh Generation -----
13. Alan Mead Eells - was born on 13 May 1800 in Waltom, NY and died on 13 Aug 1871 in San Francisco, CA . He was the son of John Eells and Ann Mead.
Alan married Mary Starkey on 14 Sep 1826. She died on 5 Apr 1891 in San Francisco, CA . (Sources: - 4) (Sources: - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Thomas Starkey Eells was born on 5 Aug 1835 in Delhi, NY. See #14. below.
----- Eighth Generation -----
14. Thomas Starkey Eells - was born on 5 Aug 1835 in Delhi, NY. He is the son of Alan Mead Eells and Mary Starkey.
Thomas married Sarah A Wilkenson on 5 Jun 1866 in San Francisco, CA. (Sources: - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Marion Augusta Eells was born on 10 Oct 1870 in San Francisco, CA and died on 25 Aug 1946 in San Mateo, CA .
Marion married James Foster McDaniel on 27 Apr 1892. (Sources: - 4) (Sources: - 4)
Sources:
1 email from Cynthia Houston Cynthia Houston Mar 2004 (view detail...)
2 Ells, Eells, Eels, Rust and allied families Estelle Ells Rust The American Historical Company, Inc. New York, 1954 (view detail...)
3 Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut Cutter, William Richard New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911. (view detail...)
4 See/Eells LoDemie Lindquist Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1823578&id=I86741614
5 Families of Early Milford, Connecticut Susan Woodruff Abbott 1979 - Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
6 Camp/Ainslie Families Genealogy Andrew Camp Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adc1&id=I2725
7 Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College Dexter, Franklin Bowditch New York. H. Holt and Co.. 1885. (view detail...)
8 A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution Evansville, Ind.. Unigraphic. 1976. (view detail...)
9 Connecticut Marriages to 1800 Bailey, Frederic W New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1896-1906. (view detail...)
10 A Modern History of New London County Connecticut Edit: Benjamin Tinkham Marshall New York City, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922.
11 Fairbank/Fairbanks and their descendants Joseph Neil Fairbanks Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=fiachadhr&id=I63673 (view detail...)

Last change (on this page): Sunday, December 02, 2007
The Our Folk Genealogy Pages were compiled by Albert Douglass Hart, Jr. based on the original "Our Folk" compiled by Albert Thomas Hart in 1972 with help from Albert Douglass Hart Sr, Cara Hart and lots of other family members.

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