Ancestors of Russell Merz Richardson


2432. William Crissey (Cresse)

came to America in 1649 with his brother Mighill
landed in Beverly. lived with the Mordica Larcom family of Beverly Farms in 1661 and soon went to Ct. he had 2 sons and 4 daughters.
He was the Ancestor of the Crissey branch in america and his brother was the Cressey branch

2434. Moses Knapp

Nicholas Knapps Will:
1. I give to my sonn Moses Knap my house and land in Stamford with all the meadow and upland belonging to me. Also I give to my said sonn Moses my cart and plowe or plowes--with all the furniture of Irons, yokes, and chaynes belonging and a small gun in the house and a sword.

9. Moses Knapp (Nicholas)99,100 was born Abt. 1645 in [prob] Watertown, Middlesex Co, MA, and died Bef. 1726 in Stamford, CT. He married Abigail Westcott101,102 01 October 1668 in Stamford, CT103, daughter of Richard Westcott and Joanna.
Notes for Moses Knapp:
Early Genealogies claim that Moses and Abigail had three additional sons and a daughter, e.g., Israel, Jonas & Moses, and Mary. Current research indicates that Moses & Abigail had daughters only as shown in this report, based on a 14 Feb 1712/13 Deed [Stamford, CT - Deeds, Vol "B":185], in which Moses bonds his sons-in-law, Thomas Pennoyer, Nathaniel Cross and Samuel Husted "to maintain their father & mother-in-law for their lifetime". John Crissey was not considered in this Deed as his wife, Abigail, had died prior to this time and he had remarried. There are no records that would indicate a male in this family and is further proven by the fact that, had there been (a) male offspring living in 1712/13, by law, he would have established a "heir of right" to the estate of Moses & Abigail. There are no records extant that would prove otherwise. Simply put, Moses, no doubt, would have bonded (a) son in lieu of his sons-in-law, were he to have had such (a) son. Samuel Husted, the remaining son-in-law, requested relief from the 1712/13 Deed in 1725/26, thus indicating that Moses and Abigail were both deceased at that time. That Moses lived to be 110 years old as stated in earlier writings on this family can be labeled nothing more than an "atrocious genealogical blunder" including the claim that he died at Peekskill, NY!!
More About Moses Knapp:
BURIED : Stamford, CT
RESIDED AT: [prob] Watertown, MA; [poss] Wethersfield, CT; Stamford, CT
OCCUPATION(S): Farmer/Blacksmith
RELIGION: Puritan [Congregational]
CHURCH AFF: 1st Congregational Church, Stamford, CT
Children of Moses Knapp and Abigail Westcott are:
+ 43 i. Lydia Knapp, born 1670 in Stamford, CT; died 09 February 1709/10 in Stamford, CT.
+ 44 ii. Abigail Knapp, born Abt. 1671 in Stamford, CT; died 08 February 1706/07 in Stamford, CT.
+ 45 iii. Hannah Knapp, born Abt. 1672 in Stamford, CT; died Aft. 1720 in Greenwich, CT.
+ 46 iv. Sarah Knapp, born Abt. 1674 in Stamford, CT; died 20 November 1717 in Stamford, CT.

2441. Abigail Pierson

father was Abraham Pierson of Bramford, Conn

2442. Nathan Gould (Gold)

came to US in 1646-1647 from St Edmund Bury (or Bury St Edmund) Co, Suffock, England
purcheased land in Milford, Conn 1647 & 1649
sold land in Milford, Conn Dec 31 1949/50 & moved to Fairfield. Bought land in Fairfield in 1657
Town Clerk in Fairfield, served as judgeof the "sea-side" Courts. 1657 was made an assistant and appointed as Magistrate by General Assembly.
He with Gov. Winthrop & others (19 in all) joined in the petition to Charles II of England to grant charter to Connecticut and he was named Assistant to the Governor in that new charter which was granted in 1662. 1664 he was made commander in chief of the military forces in Fairfield Co to provide against attacks by the Dutch.

2453. Hannah Cogswell

came to New England with her parentsin the Angel Gabriel, which sailed from Bristol May 23, 1635

daughter of John & Elizabeth Thompson Cogswell of Ipswich
father was a well to do woolen Manufacturer in England
came with parents & 7 siblings - on sister remained in England

lived with daughter Rebecca after he husband died

2454. Captain Samuel Adams


Rebecca Adams (10) was born in 1654, and died 17 Sept. 1727 in Canterbury, CT. She married John Waldo, son of Cornelius Waldo and Hannah Coggswell, on 16 March 1673 in Chelmsford, MA. He was born in 1655 in Ipswich, MA, and died 14 April 1700 in Windham, CT. (R‑17)

Children - Waldo

38. Rebecca Waldo, b. Charlestown, MA, apparently died young since another child was later given the same name.

39. John Waldo, b. 19 May 1678 (Chelmsford, MA).

40. Catherine Waldo, b. 23 April 1684 (Dunstable, MA).

+41. Edward Waldo, b. 23 April 1684, m. Thankful Dimmock, 28 June 1706, d. 3 Aug. 1767.

+42. Rebecca Waldo, b. 6 Aug. 1686, m. Jonathon Rudd.

+43. Ruth Waldo, b.c. 1695, m. Isaac Crane, 12 Aug. 1716, d. 1729-40.

44. Sarah Waldo, bapt. 6 Dec. 1691 (Boston, MA).

45. Abigail Waldo, b. Boston, MA.

2455. Rebecca Graves

Susannah Adams (14) was born about 1660 or 1661 in Chelmsford, MA, died 16 March 1740/41 in Pomfret, CT, and was buried in Old Burial Grounds, Wappaquiane Brook, CT. She married Daniel Waldo, son of Cornelius Waldo and Hannah Cogswell, on 20 Nov. 1683 in Ipswich or Chelmsford, MA. He was born 19 Aug. 1657 in Ipswich or Chelmsford, MA, and died 1 Nov. 1737 in Pomfret, CT.

According to one source (R‑16), all their children, with the possible exception of Zachariah, were born in Dunstable, MA. However, according to another source (R‑15), the first 2 children were born in Dunstable, the next 5 in Chelmsford, MA, the 8th in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, and the last, Sarah, was not mentioned. (R‑15, R‑16)

Children - Waldo

+46. Susannah Waldo, b. 1684, m. Richard Field, 17 Jan. 1704.

+47. Hannah Waldo, b. 17 July 1687, m. Ephraim Cary, 3 Feb. 1709, d. 18 Oct. 1777.

+48. Bethiah Waldo, b. 20 Aug. 1688, m(1) Edmund Littlefield, 6 Dec. 1711, m(2) Thomas Haywood, 1719.

49. Daniel Waldo, b. 25 March 1692, d. 25 Jan. 1715/16 (Pomfret, CT).

50. Rebecca (or Rebekah) Waldo, b. 5 Feb. 1692/93 (or 1693/94), m. (Capt.) Leicester Grosvenor, 12 Feb. 1727/28 (Pomfret, CT), d. 21 May 1753 (Pomfret, CT).

51. Marah Waldo, b. 10 Feb. 1694/95 (or 1695/96), m. Abiel Cheney, 3 May 1720 (Pomfret, CT), d. 2 Dec. 1787 (Pomfret, CT).

52. Esther Waldo, b. 3 Jan. 1697/98, m. John Weld, c. 1727 (Pomfret, CT), d. 11 Jan. 1777 (Pomfret, CT).

53. Zachariah (or Zechariah) Waldo, b. 25 Nov. 1701, m. Abigail Griffen, 25 June 1728 (Pomfret, CT), d. 22 Nov. 1761 (Pomfret, CT).

54. Sarah Waldo, b.c. 1702, m. John Hyde, 19 May 1720 (Boston, MA).

Mary (or Marah) Adams (16) was born 8 Sept. 1664 in Chelmsford, MA, and died 21 Dec. 1744. She married Samuel Webb of Braintree, MA, son of Christopher Webb and Hannah Scott, on 16 Dec. 1686. He was born 6 Aug. 1660 and died 20 Feb. 1739.

Several books have stated that the Mary Adams who married Samuel Webb was a daughter of Joseph and Abigail Adams, rather than a daughter of Samuel Adams and Rebecca Graves. (See Webb Genealogy; The Giles Memorial by John Adams Vinton, p. 502; and one Adams genealogy.) However, the following discussion shows that is not correct, and the Mary Adams who married Samuel Webb was definitely a daughter of Rebecca Graves.

New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey, p. 789: "Webb, Samuel, living 23 Oct. 1694, 1739, Windham, CT, and Mary Adams (b. 1668-d. 1744), dau. Samuel; 16 Dec. 1686; Chelmsford/Braintree/Windham, CT."

Colonial Families of the United States of America, edited by George Norbury Mackenzie: "Samuel Webb, b. in Braintree, Mass., 6 Aug. 1660; d. in Windham, Conn. in 1739; m. 16 Dec. 1686, Mary Adams, who was b. at Chelmsford, Mass. 9th Oct. 1663 and d. 21st Dec. 1744, dau. of Capt. Samuel Adams."

Vital Records of Chelmsford, Mass. to 1850: "Mary Adams and Samuel Webb of Braintree, Dec. 16, 1686."

The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Mass., 1629-1818, by Thomas Bellows Wyman, p. 4, under Capt. Samuel Adams, lists his children including Mary, m. Samuel Webb.

A certified copy of a birth certificate for Mary Adams, daughter of Joseph and Abigail Adams, from the Commonwealth of Mass., Town of Braintree, shows that this Mary Adams was born 25 Feb. 1667. All references to the Mary Adams who married Samuel Webb list her birth date as 1663-4.

The Braintree town records list the marriage of Mary Adams and Samuel Webb on Dec. 16, 1686, both under Webb and Adams, by Mr. Clark. In the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 1, pp. 35, 36, The Rev. Thomas Clark is listed as the minister in Chelmsford for 27 years, having been ordained in 1677.

The first child of Samuel Webb and Mary Adams was named Rebecca. Mary Adams of Chelmsford was the child of Rebecca Graves and Samuel Adams, and it is likely that the first child was named after her.

Although the marriage is recorded in Braintree as well as in Chelmsford, that is where Mary Adams lived after their marriage in Chelmsford, so it is reasonable that it would be recorded in both towns. If Samuel Webb had married Mary Adams of Braintree, there would be no reason to record the marriage in Chelmsford where neither of them had lived.

In conclusion, it is apparent that the Mary Adams who married Samuel Webb was a daughter of Rebecca Graves and Samuel Adams. (R‑34, R‑208)

Children - Webb

55. Rebecca Webb, b. 25 Sept. 1687, d. March 1688.

56. Samuel Webb, b. 14 May 1690, m(1) Hannah Ripley, m(2) Elizabeth Fisk.

57. Mary Webb, b. 25 Nov. 1694, m. Amos Dodge.

+58. Nathaniel Webb, b. 10 Feb. 1696, m. Elizabeth Fitch, 24 April 1718.

+59. Zebulon Webb, b. 1698, m. Judith Howard, 19 Dec. 1722, d. 10 May 1760.

2456. Thomas Weld Jr

"Thomas Weld succeeded to his father's lands, which [were] extensive. A deed recorded in Middlesex County (Middlesex Deeds 4.1) reflects the generosity with which the Colony had endowed the early minister: 'Thomas Weld of Roxbury & Dorothy his wife FORASMUCH as it pleased the General Court at its meeting in May, 1638 to give and grant unto the Town of Roxbery an addition of 4000 acres of land, of which the Town gave to Mr. Thomas Weld, their pastor and the father of the aforesaid Thomas Weld, 333 acres, and WHEREAS the said General Court in its session of May, 1639 did likewise grant unto the said Thomas Weld 200 acres making in all 533 acres & was byb petition of said Thomas Weld confirmed unto him at a meeting in October, 1640, situate and lying beyond Cponcord River, as recorded in the old book of the General Court, folio 225, new trnascript of the same, folio 342, which was since freely given by said Thomas Weld with other lands and estate unto his sonne Thomas Weld first namede forever, NOW KNOW that said Thomas and Dorothy in consideration of other reasons, and special for �25 paid by John Alcocke of Roxbery, phisitian, deed all the abover land to him, – the 533 acres, &c.,' dated 10 Mar. 1666/7, signed Thomas Weld, Senr., Dorothy Weld. At his death he was in possession of fifty acres or more 'at home'; 'lands not remote 49 acres; and lands remote, 153 acres.'
"He was a citizen of first importance in Roxbury; held all the principal town offices; was confirmed 'Clerce of the Writts in october court, 1666'; is recorded as Representative to the General Court from Roxbury, 9 August, 1676, and 23 May, 1677 (Mass. Bay Records, 5.68, 132). Her served frequently on important committees. For instance, on 28 Feb., 1662/3 (26:11:62), the selectmen of Boston chose Wm. Parks, John Pearepoint, and Thomas Weld of Roxbury to meet them and certain representatives from Cambridge regarding the highways between Boston and Cambridge (Boston Record Commission 7.12f). The record goes on: 'According to Towne order, Capt. Thomas Sauadge, Capt. Wm. Davis & Mr. Edward Rancdeford met at John White house (at Muddy River) wtih Mr. Stedman, Mr. Oke, Thomas Fox, and Edward Shepard, owneing themselvers a committee sent by the Towne of Cambridge, who declaring all former propositions null, after view of the several wayes by themselves and allso by theare friends of Roxsberry and debate of the matter, the committees of the Towne of Boston and Cambridge not agreeing, the Committee for the Towne of Boston, according to law referred its determination to Wm. Parkes, John Pearpoint, Thomas Weld, they being chosen for the next Towne of Roxberry.' The result is given by as signed statement: '16:12:62; We, Wm. Parke, John Peirpoint, and Thomas Weld, being chosen to determine the highway leading from Cambridge thorough Boston bounds, the committees between thte two Townes not agreeing, doe conclude that the sd. way shall goe without the common field by Goodman Deuotions and Goodman Steevens houses and soe to Cambridge bounds as the ould way now runneth whervnto the committee of Boston concurred, hauing left the same vnto vs.'
"In 1678, 7 October, he was appointed by the General Court one of a committee of three to meet committees from the other provinces relative to selling the conquest lands, to meet in Plymouth the following March; again on 30 May, 1679, he was appointed one of a committee of three to settle affairs relative to building at Mendon, and to see that a minister is settled; again, on 11 June, 1680, he was charged to advise Martha Newell regarding sale of her late husband's lands (Jacob Newell); and again on 11 May, 1691, he was one of committee of three to see to selling land and paying debts in the case of the children of Jno. Bridge (Mass. Bay Records, v. 204, 235, 283, 316).
"He was one of the supporters and 'feofees' of the Free School in Roxbury, or the Roxbury Latin School, as it later became. (Dillaway, pp. 7, 8, 15, 9, 10.) He signed one pound and four shillings yearly, making his estate liable for it, this being equal to the highest subscribers; on 15 Feb., 1662, he was chosen one of seven feofees of the school (p. 28). He signed a petition dated 20, 3d mo., 1669, reciting the fact that a school had been held 'for many years,' that the first book of accounts was burned in John Johnson's house, and assking the General Court to ratify their rents. The signatures to theis petition were John Eliot, Thomas Weld. A facsimile of his signature is found in the frontispiece of Dillaway, as signed to an agreement with John Prudden to teach school, 25 of the 1st, 68. One of the last records of his activity is an account of his appointment, with John Woodmansey of Boston, as trustee for a certain residence in Boston for the use of the wife and children of Samuel Peacock, of Bosston, glazier (Suffolk Deeds 12.220).
"He was evidently a soldier in King Philip's War, for his name is listed among the soldier claimants of Narragansett, No. 5, now Bedford, N.H., where his claim is presented by his son Edmund (Bodge, Soldiers of King Philip's War, Boston 1906, p. 432).
"His will, dated 13 Jan. 1682, proved 6 Feb. 1682, makes wife Dorothy executrix, and John Bolds and Timothy Stevens overseers. Its provisions follow: To eldest son Thomas, 21 acres of land bought of Joseph Dudley and Joshua Lamb, to enter upon after death of my wife his mother if she remain a widow, otherwise at her marriage; he to pay her three pound a year; to son Samuel, the land where his house standeth fenced in, ten acres and about twenty acres lying near the other land, reserving firewood for my wife; also land lately bought of Wm. Hopkins, he paying my son Joseph twenty pounds; also all the fresh meadow lying in a place called 'Flaggy meadow'; and about five acres of salt marsh lying below the ditch near John White's meadow; also a horse, cart, and wheels; to two sons John and Edmund all my houses and orchards & to ( ) of them teh shops to be equally divided between them; also the 'Trainging Place' and they two to pay their mother twenty pounds a year so long as she remains a widow, and if she remarry, seven pounds a year; to son Joseph twenty pounds to be paid him by Samuel and all my meadow near the mill not formerly disposed of, by estimation seven acres; to two daughters Dorothy and margaret all my land lying near Boston gate to be equally divided, they to enter upon it when either of them be married with the consent of their mother; the cattle to be appraised and divided between my wife and sons; all my outlands to be equally divided between my four sons Samuel, John, Edmund, and Jospeh. The inventory of the estate amounted to �1271 11s 0d. It was taken 6 Feb., 1682." Charles Frederick Robinson, Weld Collections, Ann Arbor, 1938, with corrections and additions 1939, Printed by Nicholas Benton, 1979.

2457. Dorothy Whiting

Dorothy came with her father from England arriving 26 May 1636. She joined the First Church in Roxbury by letter form the Church in Lynn 29 Apr 1660.

2473. Mary Esign

daughter of James Esign

2474. Chileab Smith

freeman in 1673
died at age 95

2475. Hannah Hitchcock

died age 88
daughter of Luke Hitchcock of Westersfield

2496. Andrew Langworthy

Here's a summary of what we do and don't know about Andrew Langworthy: * We don't know when or where he was born. This is discussed in detail under "Genealogical Miscellany", accessed from the main page of this site. * We don't know when he came to America, what ship he came on, or where he arrived. * He first appears in Newport, Rhode Island on Oct 6, 1652, when he was baptized "at the mill" by Obadiah Holmes. * We do not know how Andrew made his living, but he seems to have been a respectable member of society: he is on the list of the freemen of Newport in 1655, he married well, he served on the Newport Grand Jury (1668), and he bought land in several locations. In March, 1688 he owned land "in the Precincts of Newport" which was adjacent to the land of his father-in-law, Samuel Hubbard. (Rhode Island Land Evidences, V1, p212) * In 1658 he married Rachel Hubbard, the daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard. They had 10 children, discussed under "The Children of Andrew and Rachel", accessed from their family page. * We don't know when he died, though it must have been after July 4, 1690, when he executed a deed. William Franklin Langworthy believed that Andrew must have died before 1692 because Andrew's name does not appear on the Seventh Day Baptist church list of 1692, but I think the evidence shows that Andrew never joined that church: - His name doesn't appear on any membership list I've found. - His father in law, Samuel Hubbard, a founder of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Newport, wrote (March 28, 1686): "...I have no greater joy than to hear of my children walking in the truth, & with me and my wife all of them and two of their husbands the other is a baptized person....". His children were Ruth, Rachel and Bethia - all of them appear on the 1692 list. Ruth's husband Robert Burdick and Bethia's husband Joseph Clarke also appear on the 1692 list. This means that "the other" was Rachel's husband Andrew Langworthy, who was baptized at the mill in Newport in 1652 but didn't join the Seventh Day Baptists. * The graves of Andrew and Rachel haven't been found.

2497. Rachel Hubbard

Rachel Hubbard was the daughter of Samuel and Tase (Cooper) Hubbard and was born March 10, 1642, at Agawam, now Springfield, Mass. She was taken by her parents to Fairfield, Conn., in 1647 and later, Oct. 12, 1648, to Rhode Island. 1658, Nov. 3. Married Andrew Langworthy. 1661, Sept. 29. Baptized by Elder John Crandall. 1666, Jan. 15. Began "keeping of the Lord's holy 7th day Sabbath." 1671, Dec. 23. Entered into a church covenant with William Hiscox, Stephen Mumford, Samuel Hubbard, Roger Baster, Sister Hubbard and Sister Mumford (Organization of the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America). 1674, Sep. 30. Was baptized and had hands laid on her by Rev. William Hiscox of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. (Down to the present time a large part of the descendants of Andrew and Rachel have been members of that church.) May 7, 1688, Samuel Hubbard wrote to Richard Brooks of Boston, "The mesles is not gone here, my daughter Rachel have them and some of her family." 1692. On church membership list at Newport. 1699, Sept. 17. Member of a committee of the church to visit Sarah Tifft in answer to her request. WFL assserted that two other references applied to her: "* 1708, July 21. On church list. * 5d. 9m. 1712 follows above entry. It has been suggested that it is the date of Rachel's death." However these last references come from the church lists at Westerly, not Newport, so they may apply to Samuel Langworthy's wife or daughter. Moreover 5d. 9m. 1712 means that the individual was on the Westerly membership list taken on that date, and it appears after many names. It's really a proof that a person was alive at that time.