Friday, October 12, 2018

Religious Ancestry

Our Grandfather Clergymen

Bust of John Rogers in St John/s Deritend.
John Rogers: the Compiler of the First Authorized English Bible; the Pioneer of the English Reformation; and Its First Martyr.
John Rogers (Bible Editor and Martyr) c. 1505-1555

John Rogers was born in Deritend, Birmingham, England. He was educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge University, BA 1526.
Rogers was an English Clergyman, Bible translator and commentator. Had worked with William Tyndale after Tyndale’s death Rogers worked on the English version of the Old Testament. During the reign of Henry VIII he guided the development of the Matthew Bible in vernacular English and was the first English Protestant Martyr under Mary I of England she was determined to restore Roman Catholicism. John Rogers was not aloud to talk to his wife before being burned at the stake on 4 February 1555 at Smithfield, London, England. Rogers was offered a pardon if only he would recant his beliefs and return to the Catholic Church. He refused. 

Ancestry Chain: 15th great grandfather John Rogers Bible Editor-Martyr) 1505-1555 / John Rogers (Protector of Civil Law) 1538-1601 / Richard Rogers 1586-1639 / John R. Rogers (New World Immigrant) 1618-1660 / Ann Rogers 1628-1672 / Mary Hudson 1644-1665 / Katherine Hodges 1664-1713 / Mary DeLand 1683-1708 / Robert Roundy 1704-1797 / John Roundy 1726-1813 / Uriah Roundy (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1756-1813 / Shadrach Roundy (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer1789-1872 / Almeda Sophia Roundy (Utah Pioneer) 1829-1912 / Charles Parker Sr. 1853-1935/ Laura Elizabeth Parker 1889-1970 / Kirt DeMar Wood 1923-1987 / L Wood / TR.

 Matthew Hutton Archbishop of York 
Matthew Hutton Archbishop of York 1529-1605

Archbishop of York is a senior bishop in the Church of England, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Education: Sizare at Trinity College, Cambridge 1546. Graduating BA 1551–2, he became a fellow of Trinity in 1553, graduated MA1555, BD1562.
Service: In 1561 he was elected Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity. 1562 master of Pembroke Hall, and regius professor of divinity. In the same year he was collated prebendary of St. Paul’s  London, and in 1563 instituted rector of Boxworth, Cambridgeshire (resigned in 1576).  In 1564 he distinguished himself by his ability in the theological disputations before Queen Elizabeth at Cambridge. He was created D.D. at Cambridge 1565, and later in the year was installed a canon of Westminster. In the succeeding year he was one of the Lent preachers at court and a preacher at St. Paul’s Cross. 1589 he was elected the Bishopric of Durham. 1595–1606he Archbishop of York. He preached a bold sermon before Queen Elizabeth at Whitehall. One of his last public acts was to write a letters counseling a relaxation in the prosecution of the puritans. 

Ancestry Chain: 12th great grandfather Matthew Hutton Archbishop of York 1529-1606 / Elizabeth Hutton 1565-1602 / Lt. John Remington (New World Immigrant) 1600-1667 / Thomas Remington (New World Immigrant) 1638-1721 / John Remington 1661-1723 / Samuel Remington 1706-1763 / Elijah Remington (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1734-1804 / Esther Remington 1772-1835 / Mary Bronson (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer)1806-1888 / Martin Luther Ensign (teen Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.
Memorial to Archbishop Matthew Hutton in the south choir aisle at Yourk Minster 


Richard Remington Archdeacon of York 1535-1615

Archdeacon is a senior clergy position in the Church of England.


Education, From 1560 to 1565, Cambridge University. BA 1564-5; MA from Peterhouse, 1568. Fellow of Peterhouse, 1565, Incorporation at Oxford, 1577. Ordained deacon (Peterh.) May 7; priest (Ely) 1577. Vicar of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge shire, 1577-80. Rector of Brandesburton, Yorkshire, 1580-90. Rrector of Lockington, 1582-1615. Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1580-9. prebendary of York, 1585-1615. Licensed to practice medicine, 1586. Archdeacon of East Riding, Yorkshire, 1589-1615. Rector of Bainton, 1590-1615. A prebendary of Southwell, 1599-1607.

Ancestry Chain: 12th great grandfather Richard Remington Archdeacon of York 1535-1615 Lt. John Remington (New World Immigrant) 1600-1667 / Thomas Remington (New World Immigrant) 1638-1721 / John Remington 1661-1723 / Samuel Remington 1706-1763 / Elijah Remington (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1734-1804 / Esther Remington 1772-1835 / Mary Bronson (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, widowed Pioneer) 1806-1888 / Martin Luther Ensign (teen Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.



Rector at Odell in Bedfordshire 1571
Reverend Dr Edward Bulkeley Moderate Puritan 1540-1620

Born in England Edward was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, Michaelmas 1555; Scholar, 1555; BA 1559/60; MA 1563; BD 1569; DD 1578; Fellow 1560. Edward Bulkeley was Doctor of Theology, moderate Puritan, and father of Reverend Peter Bulkeley. Dr. Edward Bulkeley of the Church of England was Prebend of Chester, Westminster, Lichfield, and Vicar of St. Mary, Shrewsbury. Appointed by Bishop of Lincoln in 1608 for the “Levye of Armour in Bedfordshire” among the clergy. [Prebend: a stipend furnished by a cathedral or collegiate church to a clergyman ]
Dr. Edward Bulkeley resigned his position as Rector of Odell, in 1609. He was succeeded by him son Peter. Reverend Peter Bulkeley emigrated and became first settler and Minister of Concord, Massachusetts.

Ancestry Chain: 13th great grandfather Reverend Dr. Edward Bulkeley 1540-1620 / Martha Bulkeley (New World Immigrant) 1572-1643 / Christian Mellowes 1611-1704 / Sarah Pettit 1644-1704 / Elsje Skillman 1672-1704 / Jannetje Aten 1704- / Thomas Lucas (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1730-1824 / Abraham Lucas 1761-1841 / Thomas Lucas 1788-1831 / Marcy Jane Lucas (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer1814-1896 / Polly Williams (child Utah Pioneer) 1838-1914 / Elizabeth Ann Davis 1859-1927 / Laura Elizabeth Parker 1889-1970 / Kirt DeMar Wood 1923-1987 / L Wood / TR.



St George's Chapel, Windsor, England
Reverend William Wilson D.D. (Canon of Windsor and Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral) Abt 1542-1615

Born about 1542, graduated Merton College, Oxford BA 1564 MA 1570 BD 1576 DD 1607. Rector Islip, Oxfordshire, 1564; Rector Cliffe, Kent, 1579, Rector Caxton Kent 1593; Prebendary of St Paul’s London 1592-1615, and of Rochester Cathedral 1951-1614. About 1580 became chaplain to Edmund Grindall, Archbishop of Canterbury, and in 1583 became canon of Windsor, holding this position for thirty-two years until his death at 73, and was buried in the chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle.

prebendary is a senior member of clergy, normally supported by the revenues from an estate or parish.

Reverend William Wilson 1542-1615 is father of Reverend John Wilson 1588-1667 and grandfather of Reverend John Wilson 1621-1691 both included below. 

Ancestry Chain: 12th great grandfather Reverend William Wilson 1542-1615 / Margaret Wilson 1593-1627 / Edward Rawson (Colonial Secretary) 1615-1693 / William Rawson 1651-1726 / Nathaniel Rawson 1689-1731 / Nathaniel Rawson 1716-1803 / Abner Rawson (Revolutionary War Veteran)1764-1803 / Amariah Rawson 1787-1854 / Adaline Rawson 1811-1841 (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints) / Mary Dunn 1833-1920 (child Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.

Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend William Wilson 1542-1615 / Reverend John Wilson (First Pastor in Boston) 1588-1667 / Reverend John Wilson 1621-1691 / Sarah Wilson 1650-1725 / Elizabeth Torrey 1685-1724 / Elizabeth Green 1705-1781 / John Roundy 1726-1813 / Uriah Roundy (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1756-1813 / Shadrach Roundy(Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer1789-1872 / Almeda Sophia Roundy  (Utah Pioneer) 1829-1912 / Charles Parker Sr. 1853-1935/ Laura Elizabeth Parker 1889-1970 / Kirt DeMar Wood 1923-1987 / L Wood / TR.



Dating from the 15th Century the Ruins of St Mary's Eastwell, Kent, England 
Reverend John Howse (House) 1560-1630

Howse graduated 1592 from St. John’s College, Cambridge University. He was ordained an Anglican minister serving as curate at Egerton, Kent, jEngland and rector at Saint Mary’s Church, Eastwell, Kent, England. 
John Howse was the father in-law of Reverend John Lothropp.  

Ancestry Chain: 14th great grandfather Reverend John Howse 1560-1630 / Hannah Howse (wife of Reverend John Lothropp) 1594-1657 / Jane Lathrop 1614-1720 / Mary Fuller (daughter of child Mayflower passenger Samuel Fuller) 1644-1720 / Sarah Williams 1675-1702 / Benjamin Roath 1701-1771 / Mary Roth 1726-1824 / Mary Sanger 1746-1824 / Lucretia Jeffords 1766-1843 / Amariah Rawson 1787-1854 / Adaline Rawson 1811-1841 (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer) / Mary Dunn 1833-1920 (child Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / Geroge Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.





"Elder William Brewster Patriarch of the Pilgrims and their Ruling Elder 1609–1644"
William Brewster (SeparatistsSigner of Mayflower Compact) 1565-1644

Studied briefly at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

Postmaster and English teacher of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, EnglandIn the Netherlands he taught Leiden University studentsWilliam Brewster acquiring his first Separatist ideas at Peterhouse College.

William Brewster was one of the original members of the Scrooby Separatist that became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church. When the community first attempted to emigrate to Holland in 1607, Brewster and several others were jailed for a short time.  He was released and successfully emigrated in 1608.   After his arrival in Holland, Brewster served as Elder of the Pilgrim Separatist congregation.


Brewster and Thomas Brewer printed Puritan books for sell in England where these books were bannedThe English king James ordered Brewster arrest, the printing type was seized by the authorities from the English ambassador. Brewster escaped and went into hiding in Holland for a year. When he returned he was the highest ranking layperson of the congregation and would be their designated spiritual leader in the New World.

William his wife Mary and two sons Love and Wrestling Mayflower passenger of 1620. Before going a shore William Bradford and William Brewster drafted the Mayflower Compact. Brewster was the senior Puritan elder, he dominated the formulation of it church doctrines, worship, and practices in the Plymouth community. As the only university educated member of the colony, he eventually became an adviser to Governor William Bradford.

The Mayflower Compact was the first framework of government written and enacted in the territory that is now the United State of America.

Ancestry Chain: 13th great grandfather William Brewster (Separatists, Signer of Mayflower Compact1564-1644 / Patience Brewster (New World Immigrant) 1607-1634 / Rebecca Prince 1627-1704 / Priscilla Putnam 1657-1704 / Lydia Bailey 1695-1750 / John Jeffords the 2nd 1724-1760 / John Jeffords the 3rd 1746- / Lucretia Jeffords 1766-1843 / Amariah Rawson 1787-1854 / Adaline Rawson 1811-1841 (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints) / Mary Dunn 1833-1920 (child Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.


St Michael's Chaffcombe, Somerset, England
Reverend William Gillett (Gylette) Abt 1574-Abt 1641 

Rector of St. Michael's Anglican Church Chaffcombe, Somerset, England.

William the father of Jonathan Gillet Sr. New World Immigrant of 1630.

Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend William Gillett 1574-1641 / Jonathan Gillett Sr. (New World Immigrant) 1604-1677 / Mary Gillett 1638-1719 / Abigail Brown 1662-1689 / Jonathan Fowler 1685-1774 / Catherine Fowler 1723-1806 / Lydia Noble 1768-1851 / Horace Datus Ensign (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer) 1797-1846 / Martin Luther Ensign (teen Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.

Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend William Gillett 1574-1641 / Jonathan Gillett Sr. (New World Immigrant) 1604-1677 / Samuel Gillett 1642 / Hannah Gillett 1674 / Mary Taylor 1708- / David Bronson 1733- / Sylvanus Bronson 1769- / Mary Bronson (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, widowed Pioneer) 1806-1888 / Martin Luther Ensign (teen Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.


Ancestry Chain: 12th great grandfather Reverend William Gillett 1574-1641 /  Jonathan Gillett Sr. (New World Immigrant) 1604-1677 / Joseph Gillett 1641- /  Joseph Gillett 1664- / Elizabeth Gillett 1688- / Esther Marsh 1714- / Esther Sawyer 1714- / esther Remington 1772- / Mary Bronson (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, widowed Pioneer) 1806-1888 / Martin Luther Ensign (teen Utah Pioneer) / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.



Reverend Robert Peck (Separatist, 1638 New World Immigrant, 1641 Retuned) 1580-1656

Rev. Robert Peck was born at Beccles, Suffolk, England 1580, He graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge; A. B. in 1599 and A. M., in 1603.  Apart ministry for church at Hingham, Norfolk, England, January 8, 1605, remained until 1638. when he fled to the New England because of persecutions for his religious beliefs and actions. Robert and Family sailed for America in the ‘Diligent‘ of Ipswich they, left in June and arrived Boston 10 Aug 1638. Reverend Peck had been three times disciplined and excommunicated for offenses like repeating the catechism with a group of his parishioners in his home and with them had sung a psalm. In Hingham, Massachusetts Robert became teacher at the church and assisted its first minister , Peter Hobart.

Reverend Robert Peck’s English parishioners petitioned Parliament to allow him to return. He stayed in Massachusetts until Oct 1641 when the persecutions in England had ceased, he resuming his Rectorship at Hingham, England.


12th great grandfather: Reverend Robert Pecke 1580-1658 / Anne Pecke (Immigrant) 1619-1672 / Anne Mason 1650-1709 / Captain John IV Brown 1675-1752 / Martha Brown 1729-Bef 1760 / John III Jeffords 1746- / Lucretia Jeffords 1766-1843 / Amariah Rawson 1787-1854 / Adaline Rawson (Convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 1811-1841 / Mary Dunn (child Utah Pioneer)1833-1920 / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1899-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / Lark / JR.


10th great grandfather: Reverend Robert Pecke 1580-1685 / Anne Pecke (Immigrant) 1619-1671 / Captain John Mason 1657-1697 / Lydia Mason 1696-1733 / Lucretia Seymour 1730-1814 / Isaac Ensign (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1756-1843 / Horace Datus Ensign (Convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 1797-1846 / Martin Luther Ensign (teen Utah Pioneer) 1831-1911 / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1899-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / Lark / JR. 


Founder of Hartford, Pastor, Statesman
Reverend Thomas Hooker (1633 New World Immigrant,  Father of Connecticut1586-1647

Thomas Hooker born in England, went to Queens’ College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge University receiving a Bachelor of Arts 1608 and Master of Arts 1611. He became preacher with a reputation as an excellent speaker,was a lecturer and curate at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Chelmsford. Because of his leadership of Puritan sympathizers his ideas came under attack from the Church of England he was summoned to the Court of High Commission. Hooker forfeited his bond and fled to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Returning to England to put his affairs in order then immigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony sailing on the Griffin in 1633. Hooker was the first minister in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After disagreeing with pastor John Cotton and the colony leadership in 1636 Hooker and Rev. Samuel Stone led a group of about 100 Puritans and Congregationalists seeking independence from Puritan sects in Massachusetts, founding the settlement of HartfordHooker was against limiting the vote only to men who were church members owning property. He told the Connecticut General Court in 1638 the people had the God-given right to choose their magistrates. He was active in formulating the “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut” which helped shape aspects of the Constitution of the United States of America. Thomas Hooker became the Founder of the State of Connecticut. Historians call him the “Father of American Democracy.”

"In terms of his religious beliefs, he did not necessarily believe that God’s grace was free. Instead, he felt that individuals had to earn it through avoiding sin. In this way, he argued, individuals prepared themselves for heaven."


Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend Thomas Hooker ("Father American Democracy”1586-1647 / Sarah Hooker 1620-1725 / Sarah Wilson 1650-1725 / Elizabeth Torrey 1685-1724 / Elizabeth Green 1705-1781 / John Roundy 1726-1813 / Uriah Roundy (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1756-1813 / Shadrach Roundy (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer)1789-1872 / Almeda Sophia Roundy (Utah Pioneer) 1829-1912 / Charles Parker Sr. 1853-1935/ Laura Elizabeth Parker 1889-1970 / Kirt DeMar Wood 1923-1987 / L Wood / TR.



In 1634 the bible of Reverend John Lothropp was brought to America aboard the “Griffin.” This was a Bishop’s Bible printed 1605 by Robert Barker in London. During the voyage, while at evening devotions, the Reverend Lothropp spilled hot candle wax on the open book which burned through several pages, causing holes about the size of a shilling. Before landing, he carefully repaired most of the damaged paper and filled in the missing text from memory. A few holes remain. This book was passed down in the family until 1957 when donated to the Sturgis Library. 

Reverend John Lothropp (Congregationalist, 1634 New World Immigrant) 1584-1653 (Lothrop / Lathrop)

Born in Etton, East Riding of Yorkshire, attended Queens’ College, Cambridge, graduated BA 1605, MA 1609. Ordained an English Anglican clergyman, became a Congregationalist minister. In 1632 was arrested and Incarcerated with 42 of his Independents. His wife died leaving 6 children while Lothropp was in Prison. Reverend Lothropp was ordered to leave England for the New World. He was one of the first settlers and the first clergy of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Lothropp’s principal claim to fame was his belief in Separation of Church and State (“Freedom of Religion.”)

Ancestry Chain: 12th great grandfather Reverend John Lothropp 1584-1653 / Jane Lathrop 1614-1720 / Mary Fuller (daughter of child Mayflower passenger Samuel Fuller) 1644-1720 / Sarah Williams 1675-1702 / Benjamin Roath 1701-1771 / Mary Roth 1726-1824 / Mary sanger 1746-1824 / Lucretia Jeffords 1766-1843 / Amariah Rawson 1787-1854 / Adaline Rawson 1811-1841 ((Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints) / Mary Dunn 1833-1920 (child Utah Pioneer) Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.

Also a grandfather of Prophets Joseph Smith, Wilford Woodruff. and Ezra Taft Benson and Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Franklin D. Roosevelt., George W. H. Bush, George W. Bush. 



First Minister Boston Reverend John Wilson
Reverend John Wilson (Puritan Clergyman, 1630 New World Immigrant) 1588-1667

John Wilson was educated at Eton and Cambridge. He was admitted at King's College, Cambridge, on 23 August 1605, aged fourteen, B.A. 1609-10, M.A. 1613Installed as pastor of the First Church of Boston 23 November 1632. Pastor in his home town of Sudbury. Reverend Wilson was Persecuted and frequently suspended for non-conformity while at Sudbury, England. He sailed to the New World with his friend John Winthrop in 1630. Reverend Wilson was the first minister of the settlers.  He encouraged the formation of Massachusetts Bay Colony. He made two return trips to England, first 1631 to persuade his wife to come, and second to do some business. 

After Reverend John Wilson's last trip to England he returned to the Antinominan Controversy of 1636-1638.  He opposed John Cotton's theology of "Free Grace." 

Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend John Wilson (First Pastor in Boston) 1588-1667 / reverend John Wilson 1621-1691 / Sarah Wilson 1650-1725 / Elizabeth Torrey 1685-1724 / Elizabeth Green 1705-1781 / John Roundy 1726-1813 / Uriah Roundy (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1756-1813 / Shadrach Roundy (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer) 1789-1872 / Almeda Sophia Roundy (Utah Pioneer)1829-1912 / Charles Parker Sr. 1853-1935/ Laura Elizabeth Parker 1889-1970 / Kirt DeMar Wood 1923-1987 / L Wood / TR.



William Thompson Minister at Braintree, Massachusetts
Reverend William Thompson (1636 New World Immigrant) 1597-1666

Rev. William Tompson was born in Lancaster, England in 1597. He matriculated at Oxford Unversity 13 March 1617/8 and was admitted to Brazenose College 9 May 1618. He was elected a Nowell Scholar 24 October 1620 and was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree on 28 February 1621/2. He was Curate of Newton Chapel Winwick, Lancashire, England 1623 to 1635. He arrived in New England in 1636. He preached at York, Maine 1637 to 1639. He was installed as preacher of the First Church Braintree (now Quincy) Mass. 16 September 1639. [Reverend Thompson went on a Mission to Virginia where his wifeAbigail died in 1643. He suffered from "melancholy" or "fell into the devil's bath" according to writers of the day, and gave up all public ministry for the last seven years of his life.] He died the 10 December 1666. (prepared from original sources by Ralph N. Thompson) 

Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend William Thompson 1597-1666 / Samuel Thompson child Immigrant 1630-1695 / samuel Thompson 1662-1750 / Hannah Thompson 1687-1791 / Nathaniel Jr. Rawson 1716-1803 / Abner Rawson (Rev War Veteran) 1764-1846 /  Amariah Rawson 1787-1854 / Adaline Rawson (Convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)1811-1841 / Mary Dunn (child Utah Pioneer)1833-1920 / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898- 1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR. 



Samuel Stone Minister
Reverend Samuel Stone (Puritan, 1633 New World Immigrant, Co-Founding Father) 1602-1663

Samuel Stone was born in Hartford (or Heortford) England, a student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1623-'7, graduating with an MA. He had been a Lecturer among the Dissenters in England, and was shortly after ordained with Mr. Hooker at Newtown. Fleeing to the American colonies to escape religious persecution, he landed at Boston, Mass., 3 Sept., 1633, having as companions in his flight Rev. John Cotton and Rev. Thomas Hooker. Hooker and Stone were associates in a church at Cambridge" Mr. Hooker took the title of Pastor and Mr. Stone that of Teacher. In 1636 with 100 followers Reverends Hooker and Stone moved to the wilderness. Samuel made a peace treaty with the Saukiogs’ Chief and purchased the land for the town of Hartford named for Reverend Stones birthplace. Along with Thomas Hooker Samuel Stone was among the writers of the “The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.”

Reverend Samuel Samuel was Chaplain to troops during the Pequot War 1637 and pastor of First Church, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Samuel Stone, is called a “theological Socrates,” a “subtle reasoner” and “great disputant.” He was ingenious, witty, known for his frequent fastings and exact Sabbaths a “man of principles,” (says Mather,) 'both a “Load-stone” and a “Flint-stone."
After Reverend Hooker’s death Reverend Stone was both Teacher and Preacher in the Hartford Church for thirteen years.

Ancestry Chain: 11th great grandfather Reverend Samuel Stone (New World Immigrant) 1602-1663 / Mary Stone 1638-1682 / Lydia Fitch 1663-1740 / Mary Stedman 1687-1772 / Mary Thomas or Tommas 1718-1804 / Ann Gustin 1760-1833 / Simeon A. Dunn (War of 1812) 1774- / Simeon Adams Dunn (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer) 1803-1883 / Mary Dunn (child Utah Pioneer) 1833-1920 / Harriet Camilla Ensign 1859-1930 / George Ensign Smith 1898-1967 / Camilla Smith 1926-1999 / L Wood / JR.



First Minister Medfield John Wilson Reverend
Reverend John Wilson Jr. (New World Immigrant) 1621-1691

Born in London, England 1621 son of John Wilson first minister of first Church in Boston, Massachusetts and grandson of William Wilson, DD Prebendary of St. Paul’s in London whose wife was niece of Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury.  Reverend Wilson came to New England with his father on his second voyage.

John Wilson “as a Child, fell upon his Head from a Loft four storier high, into the street: from whence he was takedn up for dead...but his father had a wonderful return of his prayers in the recovery of the Child...”

After preaching several years in Boston Reverend John Wilson was invited to assist Reverend Richard Mather. “The Gracious and godly Mr. Wilson,...Pastor of the Church of Christ at Dorchester, Moved to Medfield where he was a Physician, schoolmaster and minister more than forty years.
Married the daughter of Reverend Thomas Hooker.

Ancestry Chain: 10th great grandfather Reverend John Wilson Jr. 1621-1691 / Sarah Wilson 1650-1725 / Elizabeth Torrey 1685-1724 / Elizabeth Green 1705-1781 / John Roundy 1726-1813 / Uriah Roundy (Revolutionary War Veteran) 1756-1813 / Shadrach Roundy (Convert to Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Pioneer) 1789-1872 / Almeda Sophia Roundy (Utah Pioneer) 1829-1912 / Charles Parker Sr. 1853-1935/ Laura Elizabeth Parker 1889-1970 / Kirt DeMar Wood 1923-1987 / L Wood / TR.


Early Leaders in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Shadrach Roundy 1789-1872 Council of Fifty, Second Quorum of Seventy, Bishop

John Davis Parker 1799-1891 General Authority First Quorum of Seventy, Missionary 


William Reese Davies 1805-1865 Missionary, Leader of the Welsh Saints at Winter Quarters, Bishop

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