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Taken from ancestry.com on August 7, 2007 -
Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV

Squire Humphrey Tiffany And Mistress Low By a stroke of lightning Into Eternity did go. His wife, "Mistress Elizabeth Tiffany ," qualified before the general court as executrix of her husband's estate. Children, recorded in Swansea : James ; Thomas ; Ebenezer ; Consider , mentioned below; Sarah , born July 6, 1683 ; Hezekiah , drowned in the Swanzey river , December 4, 1685 .
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“Tiffany’s of America. History and Genealogy. Published by Nelson Otis Tiffany for and in the interest of Charles Lewis Tiffany of New York City, and of the Tiffany family.”
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Dear Listers:

My wife’s maiden name is Tiffany. We have a Xerox copy of the book “Tiffany’s of America. History and Genealogy. Published by Nelson Otis Tiffany for and in the interest of Charles Lewis Tiffany of New York City, and of the Tiffany family.” This book was published in 1903. I have copied every page of this book into a WORD document and am attempting to update as many of the numerous lines to the present time as possible. Would you be interested in contributing to my undertaking? If you would, please send me only full names and dates of birth, death and marriage from yourself back at least three or four generations. Hopefully that will lead to someone in the book. I am NOT soliciting any money for my project. I’m doing this as a hobby.

My wife’s lineage goes back to THOMAS TIFFANY who married Meletiah Tingley (daughter of Captain Timothy Tingley and Martha Day). Thomas was born on 31 May, 1756 and died on 12 May, 1835. He married in Attleboro, Massachusetts on 10 June, 1779 Meletiah Tingley. She was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on 5 October, 1762 and died in Hartford, Pennsylvania on 7 May, 1835.

In the book it states, “In 1794, Squire Thomas Tiffany went from Attleboro, Massachusetts, with his wife and seven children, to what is now Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, where he was with the famous “Nine Partners.” He built for himself and family a home on a hill overlooking the site of the historical “Nine Partners” spring, around which his descendants and those of his brother-in-law, Elkanah Tingley, annually gather. The home is owned by his family, and is occupied by his grandchildren. In 1799, he was commissioned justice of the peace, resigning the office in 1808, when his brother Hosea was appointed in his place. In 1893 there were five Tiffanys in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania holding the commission of justice of the peace from the governor of the commonwealth.”

Here is my wife’s lineage back to Humphrey:

Tonya Tiffany Robinson
her father: Guy Randolph Tiffany, Sr.
her grandfather: Finley Strayer Tiffany
her great-grandfather: John Wallace Tiffany
her great-great grandfather: Orville Tiffany
her great-great-great grandfather: Thomas Tiffany
her great-great-great-great grandfather: John Tiffany
her great-great-great-great-great grandfather: James Tiffany
her great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather: Humphrey Tiffany

I hope you’ll give serious consideration to contributing your personal history to my undertaking.

Thank you,

Harold Robinson
Gettysburg, PA
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Taken from genealogy.com on April 2, 2006 -
Family History of NY, Vol. IV, New York Family Histories, Page 321
Genealogical and Family History Page 321

noon, July 15, 1685, a thunder storm arose and he and his companion were both killed by lightning, and in accordance with the views of that period it was called "solemn judgement of God." We may add here that the title of "Squire," an abbreviation of Esquire, was the popular title of a man who held the office of justice of the peace, and is continued down to the present day in rural districts. The widow, Elizabeth Tiffany, was appointed administratrix of her husband's estate by the court, October 27, of the same year. Their children were: James, see forward; Thomas; Ebenezer; Consider; Sarah, born July 6, 1683; and Hezekiah, who was drowned December 4, 1685.

James, eldest son of Squire Humphrey and Elizabeth Tiffany, went to Attleboro, Massachusetts. He had wife, Bethiah, who died February 27, 1711. His second wife, Elizabeth, survived him and married Andrew Grover, of Norton. He moved to Attleboro about 1690 and purchased a farm upon which he built a house, which was standing until the last few years, and in which many generations of the name were born and died. He died in July, 1732, and left a large family. Among the children by his first wife was a son.

James, born 1697, married, November 11, 1725, Elizabeth Allen, who was born in 1704, died August 1, 1796; they were the parents of seven children.

James, the third child, was born January 24, 1732, and married, November 15, 1753, his cousin Keziah Tiffany, and had five children.

James, the fourth child, was born November 10, 1760, died at South Brimfield, Massachusetts, March 25, 1823. He married Mary Howe, and went to New Hampshire, but finally settled at South Brimfield, now called Wales. They were the parents of six children.

Lyman, the second child, was born in Attleboro, September
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Taken from genealogy.com on April 2, 2006 -
New England Families, Vol. III, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 1160

(I) Squire Humprhey Tiffany, immigrant ancestor, came from Yorkshire England, it is supposed, and was in Massachusetts Bay Colony about the year 1660. In the records of the town of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, under date of January 22, 1663, appears the following: "Humphrey permitted to be a sojourner and to buy or hire." At this time, therefore, he became a citizen of the town. Later he was a resident of Swansea, as appears from the Swansea items in the Plymouth Colony records, as follows: "Sarah, the dau. of Humphrey Tiffany, and Elizabeth, his wife, was born sixth July 1683. He was killed by a stroke of lightning while on his way from Swansea to Boston." The following account of his death is given in the diary of Samuel Sewell, Publications of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol, 5, fifth series page 88: "Wednesday, P.M., July 15, 1685. Very deak and great tunder and lightning. One Humphre Tiffany and Frances Low, daughter of Antony Low, are slain with the lightning and thunder about a mile and a half beyond the Billinges Farm, the horse also slain, that they rode on and another horse in Company slain and his rider who held the garment on the Maid to steady it at the time the Stroke a coat or cloak, stoned, but not killed. Were coming to Boston. Antony Low being in Town the sad Bill was put up with (regards) of that solemn judgment of God; Fast-day Forenoon, July 15, 1685, 2 persons 2 horses." Another record states that he was killed by lightning between Swansea and Boston, and that for a long time a metal tablet was affixed to the tree beneath which he sought shelter. There was an inscription on the tree setting forth the incident and concluding with the following:

Squire Humphrey Tiffany
And Mistress Low
By a stroke of lightning
Into Eternity did go.

His wife, "Mistress Elizabeth Tiffany," qualified before the general court as exectrix of her husband's estate. Children, recorded in Swansea: James; Thomas; Ebenezer; Consider, mentioned below; Sarah, born July 6, 1683; Hezekiah, drowned in the Swansey river, December 4, 1685.

(II) Consider, son of Humphrey Tiffany, married (first) _______. He married (second), in Lyme, Connecticut, January 23, 1753, Mary Davis. Little is known of him except that he was a landholder and a farmer. A deed dated Lyme, Connecticut, July 13, 1756, identifies Sergeant Consider Tiffany as his eldest son. Children of first wife: Consider, born March 15, 1730, mentioned below; Daniel, Samuel, 1740. Lyme. Children of second wife: Timothy, born November 24, 1754; Lyme; Titus, May 9, 1755, Lyme.

(III) Consider (2), son of Consider (I) Tiffany, was born March 15, 1796. He married, in Lyme, Sarah Wilder, born August 13, 1738, Lyme, died November 7, 1818, Hartland, Connecticutt. He lived in Lyme until after the birth of his first three children. Here he was a farmer and carried on a small business as storekeeper. At Hartland, where his other chidlren were born, he was engaged in the same business but on a much larger scale. He transacted a great amount of business and was always careful to enforce his rights. At one time he was a school teacher, and it is said that when he entered upon this work it was the first time he had ever been in school. It is further stated that he was a good teacher and a close student. He was somethign of an astonomer, and is said to have calculated an almanac, but no copy of it has been found. He was also a writer of prose and poetry, and kept diaries in which he recorded his daily adventures. One of these covers the period of the French and Indian war, in 1756, and another the revolution. On his death he left the latter to his eldest son, with instructions that it was to be transmitted fom eldest son to eldest son, as an heirloom. It is now in possession of Henry Tiffany of Clyde, Ohio, and froms a valuable addition to the revolutionary history of the country, written from the Tory standpoint. He was a member of the Church of England and had little patience with the dissenting sects. During the revolution he was loyal not only to the English church, but also the English crown. In 1778 he was confied to his farm in Hartland because of his outspoken Toryism and remained there for fifteen months. At the end of that time, hearing that he was about to be released, he wrote to the chairman of the committee, asking that he might be allowed to remain where he was, as he still retained the same sentiments and had no intention of being drafted for the continental army. During the French and Indian campaign in 1756 he was sergeant of Captain William Lamson's company, and after his return joined another military company, which probably had its headquarters in Boston. He had an extensive . . .
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----- Original Message ----- From: Lezlie Taylor <mailto:LezlieTaylor@msn.com> To: Angie Sullivan <mailto:angiesullivan@earthlink.net> Sent: 7/5/2005 3:03:26 PM Subject: Tiffany Family
Angie,
I've been doing some research with the Tiffany line and discovered some of your research. I was wondering if you have any idea of when the Tiffany's joined the LDS church and when they traveled to Utah. I've been given an assignment from my family to compile some information on the Tiffany line in booklet form for our family reunion. It has been a daunting task. Our line goes as follows:
Henry Tiffany - b. 1557
Henry Tiffany - b. 1577
Henry Tiffany - b. 1603
Humphrey Tiffany - b. 1630
Ephraim Tiffany - b. 1677
Consider Tiffany - b. 1703
Samuel Tiffany - b. 1740
George Tiffany - b. 1772
George Tiffany - b. 1807
George Mason Tiffany - b. 1850
Mary Ellen Tiffany - b. 1874
Oliver Tiffany Steele - b. 1895
Keith Nelson Steele - b. 1928
and myself Lezlie Steele Taylor
I've purchased Ella F. Wright's genealogical sketch of the Tiffany Family and The Tiffanys of America published by Nelson Otis Tiffany for Charles Lewis Tiffany. I also bought The Last Tiffany by Michael John Burlingham and contacted the Library of Congress regarding Consider Tiffany's Journal and the copy made Professor Clarence Carter (with the Tiffany's permission and given to the Library in 1929). I mention all of this because it seems you have looked at these same sources. What I am most interested in is stories or first hand accounts of their lives, particularly, George Tiffany and his wife Almira Whipple. Just looking at the dates has peaked my interest. The day they went to the Nauvoo Temple is the same day Brigham Young said it was time to stop and prepare to leave but didn't because of a group of Saints that had formed in front of the temple and would not go without completing their ordinance work. The birth and death dates of some of their children seem to make it clear that they were traveling with the Saints as well and I was wondering if you had any other information about them or any of the Tiffanys that is not mentioned in the sources already mentioned.
Thank you for any help or advice on places I should search.
Lezlie Taylor
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Taken from genealogy.com on November 24, 2004 -
New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I
Page 511

(The Tiffany Line).
For nearly two hundred and fifty years the Tiffany family has been associated with the region of country embracing the county of Bristol, Rhode Island. Long years of faithful service to church and town from generation to generation have been marked family characteristics.

(I) Humphrey Tiffany, probably the ancestor of most of that name, came to Massachusetts about 1660, and was a citizen of Rehoboth as early as January 22, 1663. His home was in that part of Rehoboth which is now Swansea, and he was killed by lightning, July 15, 1685, while on a journey from Swansea to Boston. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth, who became executrix of his estate. The records of Swansea show that he had a daughter Sarah, born July 6, 1683, in that town. Other known children were: James, Thomas, Ebenezer, Consider and Hezekiah. The lastnamed was drowned December 4, 1685.

(II) James, son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Tiffany, resided in Swansea until 1690, when he removed to Attleboro, Massachusetts. There he secured a farm, on which he built
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Taken from genealogy.com on November 24, 2004 -
My Ancestors: In Memory of John Paine and Mary Ann May of East Woodstock, Connecticut
Page 64

HUMPHREY TIFFANY came to America about 1660. The records of Rehoboth show--Jany 22, 1663 "Humphrey Tiffany permitted to be a sojourner and to buy or to hire." He lived in Swansea in 1683. Very little is recorded concerning him.
Samuel Sewall writes in his Diary: Wednesday P. M. July 15, 1685,
"Very dark and great Thunder and Lightning. One Humphrey Tiffany and Frances Low, daughter of Anthony Low, are slain with the Lightning and Thunder about a mile or a mile and a half beyond Billingses Farm, the Horse also slain that they rode on, and another horse in Company slain and his rider who held the garment on the Maid to steady it at the time of the Stroke, a coat or cloak, stounded but not killed. Were coming to Boston. Anthony Low being in Town the Sad Bill was put up with (regards) of that Solemn judgment of God. Fast day Forenoon July 15, 1685, 2 persons, 2 horses."
On Oct. 27, 1685 at a General Court at Plymouth, Gov. Thomas Hinckley granted administration to Elizabeth, the relict of Humphrey Tiffany, deceased.

Children:
Ebenezer b. 1663, d. Feby. 10, 1747, m. Elizabeth.
James b. d. July 1732, m. Bethia (???).Thomas b. ab. 1665, m. Hannah ab. 1689.
Consider b. ab. 1670, d. m. Abigail Niles.
Ephraim b. ab. 1675, m. Leshia, had: Samuel b. Apl. 7, 1701,
Consider b. Apl. 28, 1703,
Humphrey b. Feby. 7, 1706.
Hezekiah the son of Humphrey Tiffany and of Elizabeth his wife was
drowned in Swanzey River on the 4th of December near night Anno 1685.
Sarah b. July 6, 1683.

CONSIDER TIFFANY, son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Tiffany was born probably in Rehoboth about 1670. He married Abigail Niles Aug. 27, 1696, and lived in New Shoreham, R. I. where his children's births are recorded. The History of the Tiffany family is quite incorrect in respect to this man and the children named on page 140 of the History, are probably the children of his brother Ephraim's son Consider who was born Apl. 28, 1703, at New Shoreham.

Children:
Elizabeth b. about 1697.
Sarah b. Mar. 5, 1699, d. Feby. 9, 1774, m. Ebenezer Smith.
Nathan b. June 14, 1701.
SARAH TIFFANY, dau. of Consider Tiffany and Abigail Niles, was born at New Shoreham, R. I. Mar. 5, 1699. She married Ebenezer Smith of Barrington, R. I. about 1719 and with him moved to W. Woodstock about 1730. She died Feby. 9, 1774 and is buried beside her husband in Bungee Hill Cemetery. The ages given on both the grave
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Taken from genealogy.com on November 24, 2004 -
Lamont-Eldredge Family Records
Page 89

TIFFANY

"Tiffany Genealogy" by Nelson Otis Tiffany. -- Swansea Records.
Humphrey Tiffany, probably ancestor of most of that name, came to Mass. 1660 and was a citizen of Rehoboth as early as Jan. 22, 1663. His home was in that part of Rehoboth which is now Swansea, and he was killed by lightning July 15, 1685 while on a journey from Swansea to Boston. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth. The records of Swansea show he had a daughter Sarah born July 6, 1683 in that town. Other children were: James, Thomas, Ebenezer, Consider, Ephraim, and Hezekiah. The last named was drowned Dec. 4, 1685.
Squire Humphrey -- a popular title of a man who held the office of justice of the peace.
While riding on horseback with Frances Low, a daughter of a neighbor, from Swansea to Boston on Wed. P. M. July 15, 1685, a thunder storm arose and he and his companion were both killed by lightning and in accordance with views of that period it was called "The solemn judgment of God."
Ebenezer2 (Humphrey1) Tiffany born 1663 in what was later Swansea, Mass.; died in Barrington, R. I. Feb. 10, 1747; married Elizabeth (???) (b. 1665 -- died in Barrington, R. I. March 7, 1749). Ebenezer Tiffany was a prominent member of Barrington Congregational Church and was
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Taken from genealogy.com on November 24, 2004 -
ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus
Page 3535

TIFFANY, Humphrey (d 1685), from Eng. to Mass., ca. 1660; settled at Rehoboth, Mass., 1663;later at Swansea; killed by lightning; m Elizabeth -----.
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“Tiffany’s of America. History and Genealogy. Published by Nelson Otis Tiffany for and in the interest of Charles Lewis Tiffany of New York City, and of the Tiffany family.”
       Author: Harold Robinson        Date: 27 Jul 2004 5:21 PM GMT
       Classification: Query

Dear Listers: My wife’s maiden name is Tiffany. We have a Xerox copy of the book “Tiffany’s of America. History and Genealogy. Published by Nelson Otis Tiffany for and in the interest of Charles Lewis Tiffany of New York City, and of the Tiffany family.” This book was published in 1903. I have copied every page of this book into a WORD document and am attempting to update as many of the numerous lines to the present time as possible. Would you be interested in contributing to my undertaking? If you would, please send me only full names and dates of birth, death and marriage from yourself back at least three or four generations. Hopefully that will lead to someone in the book. I am NOT soliciting any money for my project. I’m doing this as a hobby. My wife’s lineage goes back to THOMAS TIFFANY who married Meletiah Tingley (daughter of Captain Timothy Tingley and Martha Day). Thomas was born on 31 May, 1756 and died on 12 May, 1835. He married in Attleboro, Massachusetts on 10 June, 1779 Meletiah Tingley. She was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on 5 October, 1762 and died in Hartford, Pennsylvania on 7 May, 1835. In the book it states, “In 1794, Squire Thomas Tiffany went from Attleboro, Massachusetts, with his wife and seven children, to what is now Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, where he was with the famous “Nine Partners.” He built for himself and family a home on a hill overlooking the site of the historical “Nine Partners” spring, around which his descendants and those of his brother-in-law, Elkanah Tingley, annually gather. The home is owned by his family, and is occupied by his grandchildren. In 1799, he was commissioned justice of the peace, resigning the office in 1808, when his brother Hosea was appointed in his place. In 1893 there were five Tiffanys in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania holding the commission of justice of the peace from the governor of the commonwealth.” Here is my wife’s lineage back to Humphrey: Tonya Tiffany Robinson her father: Guy Randolph Tiffany, Sr. her grandfather: Finley Strayer Tiffany her great-grandfather: John Wallace Tiffany her great-great grandfather: Orville Tiffany her great-great-great grandfather: Thomas Tiffany her great-great-great-great grandfather: John Tiffany her great-great-great-great-great grandfather: James Tiffany her great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather: Humphrey Tiffany I hope you’ll give serious consideration to contributing your personal history to my undertaking. Thank you, Harold Robinson Gettysburg, PA

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Taken from http://members.aol.com/ggilb10335/Tiffany.html on December 6, 2003 -

THE TIFFANY FAMILY
In Part 3 of this my book, on pages 335 and 336, is a discussion concerning my finding two different Tiffany genealogies and the inconsistencies between them. In that discussion are the reasons I believe the following account is the most accurate.
Saturday, June 30, 1973
Again to the Syracuse Public Library, Started late today so didn't get there until 12:45 PM..
NEXT - I copied TIFFANY FAMILY "MY ANCESTERS" compiled by Ella F. Wright Idlewood, Waterbury, Connecticut.
here it is .....
NOTES ON HUMPHREY TIFFANY
"Records of ancient Rehoboth, History of New Plymouth, by Baylin, Volumn 1, page 209, January 22, 1663, Humphrey Tiffany permitted to be a sojourner and to buy and hire."
"The town of Rehoboth, Massachusetts was incorporated 1645 and contained the town of Seekonk, Rehoboth, Attleboro, Swansea, Massachusetts and Pawtucket, Rhode Island."
"Att the General Court holden att Plymouth the first day of March, Anno Domino, 1663, 'Humphrey Tiffany made a complaint against an Indian for abuse received.' "
"Humphrey Tiffany, Rehoboth, 1663, by wife Elizabeth had Sarah born July 6, 1683, and was an inhabitant of Dover for some time but killed July 15, 1685, on the journey between Swanzey and Boston by a stroke of lightening." .. SAVAGE
"From Massachusetts Historical Society, Volumn 14, page 125 - 'July 15, 1685, Humphrey Tiffany and Frances Low traveling betwix Swansey and Boston were slain with lightening.' "
Plymouth Colony Records, Volumn 6, page 175 - " Att General Court of his Maj'ties holden att Plymouth, October 27, 1685, administration is granted by this court to Elizabeth, the relict of Humphrey Tiffany deceased, on all the good and chattels of sd. Tiffeney she bringing in a true inventory thereof and giving bond with two sufficient sureties for her administrating according to law. Major John Walley is ordered by the court to give ye oath to the inventory of sd. Tiffany and to deliver her the letter of administration granted by the court, he having given a bond as afore sd.."
"Hezeriah, the son of Humphrey Tiffinee and of Elizabeth, his wife, was drowned in Swansey River on the fourth of December near night, anno 1685." From town records of Swansea, Massachusetts, furnished by town clerk, Henry O. Wood.
From the vital records of Rehoboth, page 917, Humphrey Tiffany's heirs are quoted as proprietors not inhabitants, February 7, 1689, of property in Rehoboth.
The emigration of the sons of Humphrey Tiffany was for a time limited to short distances. We hear of James at Attleboro, Massachusetts, 1693, Thomas, his brother, first at Bristol, Rhode Island; Consider, and Ephraim seem to have found their way to the Colony known as Block Island, May 4, 1669. Here - per New Shoreham records furnished by town clerk of New Shoreham - Consider Tiffany and Abigail Niles were married and had children. Here also his brother, Ephraim ( of whose descendants this history deals), and wife Leshia, had issue.
Generation 2nd
Decent Humphrey (1), Ephraim (2)
Ephriam (2), son of Humphrey (1) and Elizabeth Tiffany married Leshia _____ and had issue born in New Shoreham, Block Island, R. I..
1. Samuel (3) b. April 7, 1701; 2. Consider (3) b. April 28, 1703; 3. Humphrey (3) b. February 7, 1706.
Ephraim and his brother Consider (2) bought a large tract of land in Lyme, Conn. June 22, 1701. Consider (2) moved to Lyme and made a number of transfers of real estate from time to time. Ephraim did not settle in Lyme till late in 1706 or the first part of 1707, judging from an agreement between him and his partners, Ball and Banning. For a long time I find no transfers in his name but he was living in Lyme, Conn. in 1724, and died there previous to 1734. Was living in 1732.
Generation 3rd
Decent: Humphrey (1), Ephraim (2), Consider (3).
2. Consider (3) son of Ephraim (2) and Leshia Tiffany, born in New Shoreham, R. I., April 28, 1703, married (per Lyme records), Naomy Comstock, Nov. 26, 1731. Naomy died May 29, 1743.
Issue:
1. Consider (4) b. March 15, 1733, in Lyme, Conn.
2. Luther (4) b. April 15, 1734 in Lyme, Conn.
3. Naomy (4) b. December 28. 1737 in Lyme, Conn.
4. Samuel (4) b. July 13, 1740 in Lyme, Conn.
5. Umphrey (4) b. March 2, 1743 in Lyme, Conn.
married 2nd Mary Davis of New London, Conn. January 23, 175___.
Issue: born in Lyme, Conn.
6. Timothy (4) b. November 24, 1752
7. Titus (4) b. May 9, 1754.
From this point on Ella Wright follows the family of Consider (4) from whom she is descended. His first child was Jemima Tiffany b. Oct. 12, 1756; m. Ebenezer Crane.
Wednesday, July 11, 1973
Drove to Hartford, Connecticut from Port Jervis, New York and visited the Connecticut State Library. In the Genealogy and History room there are card catalogue files containing Census, Church Records, Vital Statistics, war records, probate files and Book Shelves of published Genealogies.
Here is what I found:
I found also a Tiffany Genealogy ^ and from that a Comstock Genealogy all of which I will put in the red record book " Herald Square".
In the Tiffany genealogy it was mentioned that Consider Tiffany's wife , Samuel Tiffany's mother, was unknown. I looked through the records and found.
Lyme Vital Records - Vol. L-6, pg 316.
Tiffany, Samuel - son of Consider and Neomey, born July 13, 1740
Tiffany, Consider - married Neomey Comstock, November 26, 1731
Neomey Comstock's mother was Neomey Niles or Noyes. She is listed in the Noyes genealogy as a daughter of Moses Noyes with a penciled in remark - "wrong - she is the dau. of Benjamin Niles.".
I consulted the records of Births, Marriages and deaths and found:
Lyme Vital Records - Vol. L-2, pg 10.
Niles, Neomey - Dau. Benjamin ; married William Comstock, September 10, 1695
Saturday, May 4, 1974
To the Syracuse Public Library.From the New England Biographical and Genealogical Record. . . . . .
Old Lyme, Connecticut - Inscriptions vol. (77 - 194; 78 - 250)
Vol. 78 page 376 - Naomi, wife of Mr. Consider Tiffany, died May 29, 1743 in her 36th year, "Behold my children, here I ly."
Wednesday, March 13, 1996
Went again to the Onondaga County Library on Warren Street in Syracuse, NY. I was mainly in search of the parents of Abigail Curtis who married Samuel Tiffany. . . . . . . My primary purpose was to locate and identify the parents of Abigail Curtis, the reported wife of Samuel Tiffany. Their marriage and birth of their children were reported in the genealogy I have as occuring in Lyme, Conn. so I began with the Lyme Vital Records.
Tiffany -
Consider was born ye 15th of March, 1732/3
Luther was born ye 15th of April 1734
Neomey was born ye 28th of December 1737
Neomey married Ezekiel Huntly
Samuel was born ye 13th of July 1740
Humphrey was born ye 2nd day of March 1743
Neomey the wife of Consider Tiffany died ye 29th
day of May 1743
Humphrey was buried Jan. 5, 1788 aged 82
I am placing portions of the following genealogy here for the reader to compare it with what I have collected and written about Humphrey Tiffany and his descendants. The author makes no mention of an Ephraim as a child of Humphrey but does say " There were possibly other children, but there is no positive proof. " Since he thought Humphrey did not father an Ephraim, he assumed that Consider, Humphrey's son, was the father of Samuel. In a different genealogy, seen later in this section, Samuel's Father, Consider, is the grandson of Humphrey. The fact that this author did not know the name of Consider's wife, shows he did not look at the Lyme, Connecticut records and therefore casts doubt on the credibility of his conclusion. Here follows excerpts from the first Tiffany genealogy:
THE TIFFANY FAMILY IN AMERICA
"Although the most diligent search has been made, both through the records of this country and of Europe, it has been impossible to ascertain the exact date at which the original Tiffany came to America. The lists of emigrants to America have been carefully studied; also other records, including many of the genealogies published in this country and across the water. Several names that might be construed to mean Tiffany appear, but, as there is so much doubt concerning them, they have not been used in the compilation of data for this work.
The earliest Tiffany mentioned in colonial history is Squire Humphrey, who is undoubtedly the ancestor of the majority of Tiffanys in America. Squire Humphrey Tiffany probably went to Massachusetts Bay about the year 1660. Authentic records show that the town of Rehoboth, Mass., was incorporated in 1645, and , as originally incorporated, contained the present towns of Seekonk, Rehoboth, Attleboro, parts of Swansea, Mass. , and Pawtucket, R.I. In the records of the town of ancient Rehoboth, Bayliss' History of New Plymouth, Vol. I., page 209, under date of January 22, 1663, state, "Humphrey Tiffany permitted to be a sojourner and to buy or hire." At this date, therefore, Humphrey Tiffany became a citizen of the town. In Savage's Genealogical History of New England Families who came to America before May 1692, on page 300, Vol. IV., under the heading of Tiffany, apears the following:
"Tiffany, Humphrey, Rehoboth, 1663, b. w. Elizabeth, had Sarah, b. sixth July, 1683, was I think inhab. of Dover for some time, but k. 15, July 1685, on the journey betw. Sansey and Boston, by a stroke of lightning."
Savage is mistaken about Humphrey having lived in Dover, N.H. Thorough search of Dover records and all other sources of information concerning the county of Rockingham, in which Dover lies, fails to reveal that any member of the Tiffany family lived in Dover.
What is now Swansea, Mass., was part of the original town of Rehoboth. In the Plymouth Colony Records, among the Swansea items appears the following:
Sara, the dau. of Humphrey Tiffany, and Elizabeth his wife, was born sixth of July 1683.
This shows that two years before Humphrey's death he was living in Swansea, Mass. and not in Dover, N.H. Further proof that he was a resident of Swansea at the time of his death is given on page 88, Vol. V., fifth series, Publications of the Massachusetts Historical Society, in the Diary of Samuel Sewell, as follows:
"Wednesday, P.M., July 15, 1685. Very dark and great thunder and lightning. One Humphrey Tiffany and Frances Low, daughter of Antony Low, are slain with the lightning and thunder about a mile or a mile and a half beyond Billings Farm, the horse also slain, that they rode on, and another Horse in Company slain and his rider who held the garment on the Maid to steady it at the time of the Stroke a coat or cloak, stounded but not killed. Were coming to Boston. Antony Low being in Town the sad Bill was put up with (regards) of that solemn judgement of God; Fast-day forenoon, July 15, 1685, 2 persons 2 horses."
This gives the date of Humphrey Tiffany's death in a satisfactory manner, and shows that he was on his way from the direction of Swansea toward Boston at the time he was killed.
Another record state that Humphrey Tiffany was killed by lightning between Swansea and Boston, and that for a long time a metal tablet was affixed to a large tree, beneath which he sought shelter during the storm and was killed. The word tree was used to rhyme with Tiffany in the inscription on the tablet, setting forth the incident in which Humphrey Tiffany and his companion were killed. The inscription concluded with the following:
Squire Humphrey Tiffany
And Mistress Low,
By a stroke of lightning
Into Eternity did go.
Further proof of his residence is found on pages 51-54, Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. IV., also in the Court Orders contained in Vol. VI., in which the following appears:
Att. a General Court of this Holden att plimouth Oct. 27, 1685. Before Thomas Hinckley, Esq., Govern and others.
Administration is granted by this Court to Elizabeth, the relict of Humphrey Tiffany, deceased, on all the goods and chattells of sd. Tiffany, she bringing in a true inventory thereof, and giveing bond with two sufficient sureties for her adminstring according to law. Major John Walley is ordered by the Court to give ye oath to the inventory of sd. Tiffany, and to deliver her the letter of administration granted by the Court, she haveing given in bond as above said.
Mistress Elizabeth Tiffany qualified before the General Court as executrix of her husband's estate. From the time Humphrey Tiffany is first heard of, he is found to be is resident of the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts Bay, and especially of the part known as Swansea, so named because it was originally settled by emigrants from the town of Swansea in Wales.
Records of the present town of Swansea give the names of Squire Humphrey Tiffany's children and some of his grandchildren. In the town book appears the following:
"Hezekiah the son of Humphrey Tiffanee and of Elizabeth his wife was drowned in Swansey River on the 4th of December near night Ann. 1685."
This was the same year in which Humphrey Tiffany was killed.
The children of whom there is actual proof are the following, all of whom are numbered the second generation:
2 James
2 Thomas
2 Ebenezer
2 Consider
2 Sarah, b. July 6, 1683
2 Hezekiah, d. December 4, 1685
There were possibly other children, but there is no positive proof.
CONSIDER, SECOND BRANCH
Generation Second
2. CONSIDER (1 Humphrey). Records are not clear as to which of Humphrey Tiffany's sons Consider Tiffany was; but he was twice married. The name of his first wife is not known; but the names of some of her children have been preserved. The probablitiy is, that he and his brother Ephraim Tiffany ^ were the founders of the Tiffany branches, with descendants now living in Lyme, Hadlyme, Salem, Somers, Hartland and other plaes near these towns.
Children by first marriage:
2131. i. CONSIDER, b. Lyme, Conn., March 15, 1730; d. Hartford, Conn., June 19, 1796.
2132 ii. DANIEL .
2133 iii. SAMUEL, b. Lyme, Conn., 1740; d. Tomkins, N.Y. ^
Children by second marriage
2134. iv. TIMOTHY, b. Lyme, Conn., November 24, 1765; d. Barkhurst, Mass., 1841
2135 v. TITUS, b. Lyme, Conn., May 9, 1754
THOMAS, SECOND BRANCH ^
Generation Second
Descent: Humphrey (1), Thomas (2)
Thomas, son of Humphrey (1) and Elizabeth Tiffany, born 1665-70, married 1689, Hannah ______, in Swansea, Massachusetts, died March 7, 1734, in Ashford, Connecticut. About 1698, Thomas went to Bristol, Rhode Island, then to the new town of Ashford, Connecticut. The records of his three eldest children are in Swansea and the records of the Church of Christ in Bristol, Connecticut show that five of his children were baptized there. Records show he bought a great deal of land in Ashford, and for those times was a large land holder. He held office as selectman, from 1735 to 1741, and of town clerk from 1721 to 1748, with the exception of two years.
ISSUE: 1. Eliezer (3), born April 13, 1690; 2. W. Thomas (3), born May 22, 1692; 3. Recompense (3), born March 11, 1694; 4. Isaiah (3), born 1698; 5. Edward (3), baptized 1706; 6. Nathaniel (3), baptized in Bristol, Rhode Island, 1706
Generation Third
Descent: Humphrey (1), Thomas (2), Nathaniel (3)
6. Nathaniel (3), son of Thomas (2) and Hannah _________ Tiffany baptized 1706, married September 6, 1726, Keziah Ward, and moved to Somers, Connecticut.
ISSUE: 1. Keziah (4), born June 2, 1727. 2. Nathaniel (4) born May 1, 1731 in Ashford, Connecticut. 3. Nathan (4) , born May 4, 1733. 4. John (4), born December 10, 1741, died September 20, 1742. 5. Mary (4), born March 14, 1744. 6. John (4), born November 17, 1747.
Generation Fourth
Descent: Humphrey (1), Thomas (2), Nathaniel (3), Nathaniel (4)
2. Nathaniel (4), son of Nathaniel (3) and Keziah Ward Tiffany, born May 1, 1731 (Ashford, Connecticut), married December 16, 1752, in Somers, Connecticut, Zeriah Jones.
ISSUE: 1. Zeriah (5), born July 16, 1753. 2. Sybil (5), born October 29, 1756. 3. Nathaniel (5), born March 25, 1759, died in infancy. 4. Nathaniel (5), born February 13, 1760 in Somers, Connecticut. 5. Rhoda (5), born July 21, 1762. 6. Samuel (5), born April 13, 1769. 7. Charles (5), born July 20, 1771 died in infancy. 8. Betsey (5), born February 20, 1774. 9. Charles (5), born August 3, 1776.
Generation Fifth
Descent: Humphrey (1), Thomas (2), Nathaniel (3), Nathaniel (4), Nathaniel (5)
4. Nathaniel (5), son of Nathaniel (4) and Zeriah Jones Tiffany, born February 13, 1760, died June 30, 1835, married Lucy _________, about 1787.
ISSUE: 1. Cloe (6), born March 20, 1788. 2. Lucy (6), born April 21, 1790. 3. Rhoda (6), born September 26, 1793, died in infancy.
Lucy died March 23, 1796. Nathaniel married second Elizabeth Bartlett in 1797.
ISSUE: 1. John (6), born August 14, 1798. 2. Rhoda (6), born October 4, 1804. 3. Clarissa (6), born January 18, 1804.^ 4. Levi (6), born May 22, 1806 in Somers Connecticut. 5. Betsey (6), born May 22, 1811. 6. Harriet M. (6), born August 4, 1816. 7. Julia (6).
As a point of interest I am adding this section from THE TIFFANY FAMILY IN AMERICA.
" PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
It is thought best to trace the history of the Tiffanys from their earliest known English origin. The American branch is made up of English, Irish and Scotch. The family has inherited, to a marked degree, the sturdy, determined characteristics of these three nationalities. The Tiffanys are, as a rule, physically strong, from medium to large stature, many being over six feet in height. They are too high-spirited and active to take on a superabundance of flesh, are stately in bearing, erect in carriage, quick and clear-cut in movement, and have large head, the upper brain developed in excess of the base.
The head is well carried on a sturdy neck. The chest is deep, the lungs large and full, the body and limbs round, well knit, closely jointed. The shoulders are inclined to droop, with the arms carried close to the body. Skin and hair are fine in texture, nails are thin, giving evidence of a sensitive and somewhat nervous organization, the mental predominating over the physical. The faces are comely, with nose straight or slightly arched, nostrils large, indication strong and full lung capacity, and the line from the nostril to the corner of the mouth, known as the line of success, is sharply defined. During the author's connection with the genealogy of the Tiffany family it has been his good fortune to meet many of its members, and he has never seen a mentally or physically small Tiffany. The complexion is usually dark, but not swarthy, the eyes are brown, dark blue, or dark gray. A blonde Tiffany is practically unknown. Probably the most marked physical characteristic of the Tiffanys is the expression of the eye, which is as positive and distinct as the Maximilian lip is said to be. It is claimed that any person having a drop of Maximilian blood in his veins has full and red lips. The Tiffany eye is the first feature to attract the attention of a close observer. It is bright, giving evidence of temperate habits. Its expresssion changes rapidly with the mood, indicating health and buoyancy, sympathy, grief, determination, or anger, with quickness and unerring certainty. It is a Tiffany mark. The Tiffanys are good livers, and are fastidious in dress. As a race, the Tiffanys are long lived, retaining their mental faculties unimpaired to a good old age. Palmer C. Tiffany, who died in July, 1900 was over ninety at the time of his death, and less than a year before that event he contributed an interesting series of articles to one of the Mount Pleasant, Iowa, newspapers, giving an account of the pioneer settlement of Iowa. These artcles were vigorous, showing an extraordinary memory, and a familiar acquaintance with the history of this Western State. Nelson Arnold Tiffany, father of Nelson Otis Tiffany, when in his eighty-second year, was the youngest of five brothers and sisters in his family living at that time, two of whom died after passing ninety-three. Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of the famous house of Tiffany & Co., although in his ninetieth year at this writing, goes regularly to his business daily, giving it his close and intelligent attention. He has remarkable vision and is able to read with the naked eye as well as can most of his employes with the use of glasses. "
From my Book
220. Consider Tiffany and 221. Naomi Comstock - (110. Samuel Tiffany; 55. Amy Tiffany; 22. Susan Pardee Darrow; 13. Mary Emily Guild; 06. Harry Emmett Barber; 03. Mildred Barber; 01. George Roger Gilbert)
Consider Tiffany was born in New Shoreham, Block Island, RI on April 28, 1703, the son of Ephraim and Leshia Tiffany. He married November 26, 1731, Naomi Comstock , born in Lyme, Conn. in 1707/8, daughter of William Comstock and Naomi (Niles) Comstock. She died in Lyme, Conn. May 29, 1743 at the age of 36. Consider then married Mary Davis.
Children:
by his first marriage - all born in Lyme, Conn.
1. Consider b. March 15, 1733.
2. Luther b. April 15, 1734.
3. Naomy b. December 28. 1737.
4. Samuel b. July 13, 1740.
5. Umphrey b. March 2, 1743.
married 2nd Mary Davis of New London, Conn. January 23, 175___. Issue: born in Lyme, Conn.
6. Timothy b. November 24, 1752
7. Titus b. May 9, 1754.
Great - Great - Great - Great - Grandparents
110. Samuel Tiffany & 111. Abigail Curtis - (Amy Tiffany, 55; Susan Pardee Darrow, 27; Mary Emily Guild, 13; Harry Emmett Barber, 06; Mildred Carol Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert,01)
Samuel Tiffany, born July 13, 1740 in Lyme Connecticut, was the son of Consider and Neomey (Comstock) Tiffany. His father was, Consider, the son of Ephraim and Leshia ( _____ ) Tiffany of New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island and his mother was, Neomey, the daughter of William and Neomey (Niles) Comstock of Lyme, Connecticut. Abigail Curtis was born in Connecticut and her parents are unkown to me at this time. Samuel and Abigail (Curtis) Tiffany were the parents of nine children: Jemima, Azuba, Phebe, Mary, Samuel, Nathaniel Curtis, George, Daniel and Amy.
Wednesday, July 11, 1973
Drove to Hartford, Connecticut from Port Jervis, New York and visited the Connecticut State Library. In the Genealogy and History room there are card catalogue files containing Census, Church Records, Vital Statistics, war records, probate files and book shelves of published genealogies.
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I found also a Tiffany Genealogy and from that a Comstock Genealogy all of which I will put in the red record book " Herald Square".
In the Tiffany genealogy it was mentioned that Consider Tiffany's wife and Samuel Tiffany's mother was unknown. I looked through the records and found.
Tiffany, Samuel - son of Consider and Neomey, born July 13, 1740 - Lyme Vital Records - Vol. L-6, pg 316.
Tiffany, Consider - married Neomey Comstock, November 26, 1731 - Lyme Vital Records - Vol. L-6, pg 316.
Neomey Comstock's mother was Neomey Niles or Noyes. She is listed in the Noyes genealogy as a daughter of Moses Noyes with a penciled in remark - "wrong - she is the dau. of Benjamin Niles.".
I consulted the records of Births, Marriages and deaths and found:
Niles, Neomey - Dau. Benjamin ; married William Comstock, September 10, 1695 Lyme Vital Records - Vol. L-2, pg 10.
Saturday, May 4, 1974
To the Syracuse Public Library. ...........
From the New England Biographical and Genealogical Record Old Lyme, Connecticut - Inscriptions
Vol. 78 page 376 - Naomi, wife of Mr. Consider Tiffany, died May 29, 1743 in her 36th year, "Behold my children, here I ly."
I based much of my knowledge of this couple on two geneaolgies: TIFFANY FAMILY, MY ANCESTRY compiled by Ella F. Wright Lib. # R929.2 T4395 wr. and THE TIFFANY FAMILY IN AMERICA. I discovered the later of these two first and it does not completely agree with the genealogy by Ms. Wright. The two genealogies agree that Humphrey Tiffany was the original Tiffany in America but THE TIFFANY FAMILY IN AMERICA declares that Samuel was a son of Humphrey's son Consider Tiffany.
2133 SAMUEL (2 Consider, 1 Humphrey). Married, in Lyme, Conn. , about 1760, Abigail Curtis (b. Connecticut; d. Tomkins, N.Y., March, 1829)
Soon after his marriage, Mr. Tiffany moved into New York State, fought in the French and Indian War, and subsequently enlisted as a continental soldier in the War of the Revolution. It is said that he saved his Tory Brother, Consider, from being pressed into service as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Samuel Tiffany was a farmer.
Ella F. Wright's version declares that Samuel was the great-grandson of Humphrey, his grandfather being Ephraim Tiffany, the son of Humphrey, and his father being Consider, the son of Ephraim, not Ephraim's brother Consider as THE TIFFANY FAMILY IN AMERICA states. As happens in many families brothers will name their children after their brothers and many offspring end up with the same names. Telling of which generation they are a part can be very difficult and confusing. Ms. Wright's research shows that Thomas Tiffany, son of Humphrey was born in 1665, thus giving an approximate time for other children's births. She also tells us that Humphrey was killed by lightening in 1685 all his children having then been born prior to 1685.
"From Massachusetts Historical Society, Volumn 14, page 125 - ÔJuly 15, 1685, Humphrey Tiffany and Frances Low traveling betwix Swansey and Boston were slain with lightening.' "
Humphrey's son Consider being born before 1685 would have to have been at least 55 and probably was in his 70's when Samuel Tiffany was born in 1740. Ms. Wright's version of Humphrey, Ephraim, Consider, then Samuel seems to be the better argument. Excerpts from that genealogy can be seen above.
I have more confidence in Ms. Wright's research because I was able to duplicate the third generation research just recently.
Wednesday, March 13, 1996
Went again to the Onondaga County Library on Warren Street in Syracuse, NY.
I was mainly in search of the parents of Abigail Curtis who married Samuel Tiffany. I also wanted to check on the authenticity of those members of my family that are reported Revolutionary War Soldiers.
I began with the book "NEW YORK IN THE REVOLTUION" LN48 AMrs which is a long list of the revolutiony soldiers from New York State. ^
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My primary purpose was to locate and identify the parents of Abigail Curtis, the reported wife of Samuel Tiffany. Their marriage and birth of their children were reported in the genealogy I have as occuring in Lyme, Conn. so I began with the Lyme Vital Records.
Tiffany -
Consider was born ye 15th of March, 1732/3
Luther was born ye 15th of April 1734
Neomey was born ye 28th of December 1737
Neomey married Ezekiel Huntly
Samuel was born ye 13th of July 1740
Humphrey was born ye 2nd day of March 1743
Neomey the wife of Consider Tiffany died ye 29th day of May 1743
Humphrey was buried Jan. 5, 1788 aged 82
Samuel's marriage to Abigail Curtis must have occurred elsewhere as must the birth of their children. In fact, I lose track of them until they appear as numbers in the 1800 census of Nathaniel Curtis Tiffany in Delaware County, New York.
Samuel was 60 years old in 1800 and his wife about the same. Nathaniel Curtis Tiffany was born about 1763 and would be about 37. Clearly, Nathaniel's mother, Abigail, is too old to be the mother of six children under 10 and Nathaniel can not be the male enumerated as 45 and up. It is most likely that Samuel and Abigail were living with Nathaniel and his family. They were living in Hamden, New York a small Hamlet between Walton and Delhi. The HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY 1797-1880 states that Nathaniel C. Tiffany came to Hamden about 1796 with his sons George and Samuel. Since George is listed in the 1800 census and Samuel is not, we might assume that Samuel is still living with his father Nathaniel C. and his grandparents, Samuel and Abigail Tiffany.
Friday, January 26, 1973
Went, tonight, to the Binghamton Public Library.
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Also looked through Munsell's History of Delaware County 1797 - 1880 and found several interesting entries under Hamden, New York.
Here are the entries:
page 197 - "Pioneers of Hamden"
Among the very early settlers were two brothers George and Samuel Tiffany, young men and sons of one Nathaniel C. Tiffany who came about 1796. We lose sight of the father after he settled the farm below the Shaw farm but George married the daughter of James Mason and assisted very much in the increase of the population and Samuel, a mechanic and cooper, made a useful man in the settlement.
page 196 -
James Mason and his son George made a clearing on the Widow More place in 1795. George was a man grown and soon commenced for himself on land now owned by Charles Russell. Mr. Mason came from Schoharie County and had three sons younger than George, also one daughter, Jane, who married Roswell Peake.
page 200 -
Samuel Tiffany, the son of Samuel the cooper, started a shoe shop as early as 1810 at DeLancey. He was a renter and had his shop wherever his family could find a place. George, brother of Samuel Tiffany, had a son Jeffery Tiffany who worked at the trade and like others at that time Ôwhipped the cat'. Samuel Tiffany, Sr., was a cooper as early as 1810 at DeLancey and had a turning shop on the brook there. George, his brother, worked with him.
I went to the Mormon church library to investigate the presence of Tiffany's in Delaware County and found the following records on their microfiche.
Thursday, March 14, 1996
To the LDS Mormon Church to search for Abigail Curtis. Looked at the following Tiffanys and Curtises in the microfiche file. That file contains names of people registered by researchers from the church and elsewhere.
Tiffany
Abigail, relative of George Tiffany in LDS records, who was relative to most of the above entries, b. Mar. 1742 in Conn.
Mrs. Abigail, Nathaniel Curtis m. abt. 1777 in Salisbury, Herkimer Co., NY
Jemima abt 1760 West Meredith
Nathaniel Curtis b. abt 1763 Delaware Co.
Daniel b. Aug. 20, 1779
Polly, May 1, 1787 , Hamden
Dancy b. Sept. 25, 1795
Abigail, George & Mary Mason b. 1797 Hamden, Del. Co.
Mary, Samuel & Mary Sackett 1797 Del.
Betsey b. abt. 1799 Hamden
Polly, spouse Joseph Marvin, b. abt. 1799 Walton
Julia, Samuel and Mary Sackett, Dec. 17, 1799, Del. Co.
Zilpha b. 1799 Delhi.
Thomas Jefferson, Samuel b. 1801 Hamden
Jane, Georg & Mary Mason April 14, 1805, Hamden
Caroline b. abt 1807 Hamden
George, s. George & Mary Mason, May 14, 1807, Del. Co.
Richard Mason, George & Mary Mason July 4, 1810, Hamden
Lorenzo, Samuel & Mary Sackett, b. 1815 Del. Co.
Phebe, George & Mary Mason, Oct. 24, 1817, Newfield, Tompkins, Co.
Samuel, m. Lois Wood 1817 Del. Co.
Anson married Mary Rich 1818 Del. Co.
Lurona, George & Mary Mason, Mch. 28, 1818, Newfield, Tompkins, Co.
Lois, Samuel & Lois Wood 1820 , Hamden
Rachael, Samuel & Lois Wood 1827, Hamden
Ambrose, Samuel & Lois Wood, abt. 1830 Hamden
Harriet, Nathaniel Curtis & Cynthia Smith 1831 Hamden
All of these records from the LDS microfiche are entries by members of the church and they are subject to interpretation by those members. Sometimes wanting the person to be the one you have looked long and hard for can influence your judgement and you may be in error.
Great - Great - Great - Grandmother
55. Amy Tiffany - ( Susan Pardee Darrow, 27; Mary Emily Guild, 13; Harry Emmett Barber, 06; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01) - born December 8, 1783 in Hamden, Delaware County, New York, daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Curtis) Tiffany, she was most likely the last of eight children. Her siblings were Jemima, Azuba, Phebe, Mary, Samuel, Nathaniel and George. She married Isaac Darrow who was born September 11, 1781 in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, the son of Isaac and Hannah (Mead) Darrow. Her father and mother were married in Lyme, Connecticut, the town of their births. I have no knowledge of the date of her wedding but it must have been close to the turn of the century as Amy's first child, John Tiffany Darrow, was born November 17, 1800 in Hamden, New York, a small hamlet on Route 10 between Delhi and Walton, New York. In 1813 or some time around the birth of her last child, Susan Pardee, her husband, Isaac Darrow, left Hamden on a raft to enlist in the armed services. The war of 1812 was happening. Amy was to never see or hear from Isaac again. He did not return, nor did she receive any information about his whereabouts. He was in his early 30's and she was about 30 with eight children, the oldest of which was about 13. How she survived would probably have made an interesting narrative but I have no information to tell concern-ing it. Amy, by two differing accounts, was either 68 or 74 years old when she died. An accounting of the finding of her probable gravesite and the grave marker date of 1851 can be found at the end of her story. The other death date, 1857, comes from a published genealogy of the Tiffany Family in America whose facts I am trusting to be true. From that genealogy I discovered the names of Amy's parents. Her father's section of that genealogy begins -
2133 SAMUEL (3 Consider, 2 Ephraim 1 Humphrey). (Born Lyme, Conn. July 13, 1740, died Tomkins, N.Y.) ^ Married, in Lyme, Conn. , about 1760, Abigail Curtis (b. Connecticut; d. Tomkins, N.Y., March, 1829)
Soon after his marriage, Mr. Tiffany moved into New York State, fought in the French and Indian War, and subsequently enlisted as a continental soldier in the War of the Revolution. It is said that he saved his Tory Brother, Consider, from being pressed into service as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Samuel Tiffany was a farmer.
Following this paragraph in that genealogy is a listing of their children, the last of which is Amy. A list of her children can be seen at the end of this account. ^
The fact that Tomkins, N.Y. is mentioned in the genealogy suggested Samuel was the correct parent since Tompkins, N. Y. is nearby Walton. I decided to use the Federal Census to find the Tiffanys and where they settled. I did not find a Samuel Tiffany that was 60 years old in any census of Delaware County. I did find a Nathaniel C. Tiffany whose household contained a man and a woman both of whom were older than 45. Samuel Tiffany's child Nathaniel C. Tiffany had no birth date in the genealogy I was using but if he was born after Samuel's marriage in 1760 he would be 40 or younger and the census for Nathaniel C. Tiffany would thus contain himself and his parents. The fact that there are several really young children and some others near marrying age further suggests that some of Samuel's later children might also have resided there. By the history accounts seen on the next page, Nanthaniel C. followed his brothers to this new place probably bringing his aging parents along. This 1800 Census shows that Isaac Darrow , Jr., living in his father's house, lived on the opposite side of John Rich from Amy Tiffany, who was probably living in Nathaniel Curtis Tiffany's house with her father.
Children of Amy (Tiffany), (55), and Isaac Darrow, (54): ^
2149 viii Amy, b. December 8, 1783; d. December 17, 1857; m. Isaac Darrow (B. September 11, 1781). Mr. Darrow enlisted in the regular army and was probably killed, as nothing was ever heard of him after that time.
Children -
3180 John Tiffany - b. Nov. 17, 1800, m. Cynthia Bruce on June 4, 1841had several children.
3181 Affa Ward - b. Dec. 26, 1805; d. Apr. 15, 1875 m. Sept. 15, 1829, Wm. R. Berray b. Apr. 5, 1798 had child (a) Isaac b. Aug. 13, 1831 d. Feb. 4, 1862
3182 Hannah Meade - April 24, 1806 - Mar. 22,1872 m. Feb. 11, 1829 Squire Sherwood -b. Sept. 10, 1802 d. July 26,1875 had
(a) Elizabeth Parks, b. July 5,1830
(b) Gilbert Townsend, b. Feb. 6, 1832; d. civil war Aug. 21, 1863
(c) Adeline M., b. Nov. 16, 1834 d. March 12, 1871
(d) Sylvie Mary, b. June 5, 1838 d. March 23, 1928
(e) William Wallace, b. March 15, 1841
3183 Mary Cromwell - b. May 9,1808 - Mar. 16, 1900 m. Nov. 7, 1849 Elijah K. Bangs (d. Nov. 18, 1877), S. P.
3184 Anna Hubbard - b. March 27,1811 - Aug 2,1904 -m. William H. Steele ( May 8,1810 - March 21,1879) on June 8, 1834, S. P.
3185 Susan Pardee - b. April 11, 1813; d. July 24, 1890; m. January 1, 1838, Rev. Everett E. Guild (d. May 13, 1880); had (a) Mary Emeline, b. August 12, 1840 d. September 5, 1910
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From: Shawn Potter <mailto:shpxlcp@comcast.net> To: angiesullivan@earthlink.net <mailto:shpxlcp@comcast.net> Sent: 5/11/2003 11:39:23 AM Subject: Early Tiffany Ancestors
Hello,
I saw your notes on the internet about the early New England Tiffany family, and since you seem to do good research, I thought I should send you a note. Yesterday, I discovered that my ancestor, Martha "Pafeny," who married Preserved Alger, actually was named Martha Tiffany. Her surname is provided in their marriage record:
"Book B1, p. P59: Tefeney, Martha 1730 Dec 9 Swansea
Aulgur, Preserved Swansea"
["Vital Records of Dighton, Bristol County, MA: 1700-1899," vol. iii, p. 99, Dighton Marriages--Women]
I suspect that Martha Tiffany was a daughter of James Tiffany. I don't like to rely on the IGI, but the only Martha Tiffany listed in the IGI at the right time is one born to James Tiffany. Do you know if any of James' brothers had a daughter named Martha? Do you know if there are contemporary records that demonstrate that James had a daughter named Martha?
If Martha was a daughter of James Tiffany, I suspect she was a daughter of James' second wife, Elizabeth Fuller. James' first wife, Bethia, died December 27, 1711.
"Tiffany, Bethiah (Tiffaney), w. James, Dec. 27, 1711."
["Vital Records of Attleborough, Bristol County, MA, to the End of the Year 1849," p. 729, Attleborough Deaths]
And one of the children of James Tiffany and his first wife was born on September 1, 1710.
John Tiffany, b. September 1, 1710 [I suspect this should be 1711], Attleborough, Bristol County, MA. [IGI]
"John (Tifaney), s. Jam[e]s and "his former wife," Sept. 1, 17--." ["Vital Records of Attleborough, Bristol County, MA, to the End of the Year 1849," p. 262, Attleborough Births] The phrase "his former wife" indicates that the clerk entered John's birth after Bethia died and after James Tiffaney married secondly Elizabeth Fuller.
I imagine James Tiffany would have felt compelled to remarry soon after Bethia's death, because his infant son and other young children would have needed a mother. If James did remarry in early 1712, and if Martha was about 18 years of age when she married Preserved Alger, then Martha would have been a daughter of Elizabeth Fuller. Keziah Tiffany--another daughter of Elizabeth Fuller and James Tiffany--and John Lane published their intention to marry on June 6, 1734, when Keziah was not quite 18 years of age; and Elizabeth Fuller married John Shepardson when she was not quite 16 years of age. So, the idea of Martha marrying at age 18 fits these near relative marriage patterns.
Martha's birth to Elizabeth in 1712 also fits with Jonathan Tiffany's birth to Elizabeth and James on June 21, 1714. If Jonathan was the first child of James and Elizabeth, then we must conclude that either James and Elizabeth married in the middle of 1713 (meaning that James waited about 18 months to remarry) or they married in early 1712 but didn't have their first child until two and a half years later. Neither of these scenarios seem as likely as the alternative explanation that Martha was their first child.
If we consider information about the known children of James Tiffany and Bethia, this too suggests that Martha more likely was a child of James Tiffany and Elizabeth Fuller. From what I gather from the internet, "The Tiffanys of America" lists the children of James Tiffany and Bethia as follows:
Elizabeth (b. 1689)
Joseph (b. 1693)
James (b. 1697)
Samuel (b. 1701)
Benjamin (b. 1702)
Anna (b. 1703)
Rebecca (b. 1704)
Sarah (b. 1705)
Mary (b. 1706)
Martha (b. 1707)
Lydia (b. 1708)
Bethsheba (b. 1709)
John (b. September 1, 1710)
If James Tiffany was born in 1666--which seems right from when he was sent to learn to read and write with Rev. Thacher and from the known ages of his younger brothers, then it makes sense that his first child might have been born about 1689. His first child probably couldn't have been born much earlier, because that would mean that he married before he was 21 years of age. Nevertheless, this chronology presents two problems: if Martha was born in 1707, then she would have been 23 years of age when she married Preserved Alger--possible, but unusually late for a woman to marry for the first time in early New England and the other girls in James Tiffany's family did not marry so late; and it seems unusual that four years separates each of the births of the first four children and only one year separates each of the births of the next nine children. On the other hand, if these children were born two years apart--which I have found is by far the most common interval between children's births in early New England records, and if Martha was not a daughter of Bethia but of Elizabeth Fuller, then the list of the children of Betha and James Tiffany is as follows:
Elizabeth (b. 1689)
Joseph (b. 1691)
James (b. 1693)
Samuel (b. 1695)
Benjamin (b. 1697)
Anna (b. 1699)
Rebecca (b. 1701)
Sarah (b. 1703)
Mary (b. 1705)
Lydia (b. 1707)
Bethsheba (b. 1709)
John (b. September 1, 1710 [1711?])
Of course, if these birth years are only estimates taken from the order that the children were named in their father's will, then they might actually fall in some other order. But, their births probably do fall within the range of 1689 to 1711, which apparently still does not leave room for Martha to have been a child of James' first marriage.
I would be grateful if you could share your thoughts with me about who the parents of my Martha Tiffany might be. Do you have a copy of James Tiffany's will or any other records that might shed light on these questions?
Thank you,
Shawn Potter
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I added some information to your notes. It is in BOLD PRINT.

Robert Boehm Rathbun
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42102

The emigration of the sons of Humphrey Tiffany was for a time limitied to

short distances. We hear of James at Attleboro, Mass., 1693; Thomas his

brother, first at Bristol, the at Ashford; Ebenezer another brother at

Barrington, RI; Consider and Ephraim seem to have found their way to the

town of New Shoreham, which town was admitted to the Colony as Block

Island, May 4, 1664. Here per New Shoreham records funished by town clerk

of New Shoreham -- Consider Tiffany and Abigail Niles were married (March 27, 1696 Book 1 Page 324) and had children. (Elizabeth 23 Febraury 1696, Sarah 5 March 1699 and Nahan 14 June 1701 Book 1 Page 342)Here also his brother Ephraim (of whose descendants this

history deals), and wife Leshia, had issue.

Generation Second:

Descent: Humphrey (1), Ephraim (2)

Ephraim (2), son of Humphrey (1), and Elizabeth Tiffany m. Leshia -- and

had issue, b. in New Shoreham, Block Island. 1. Samuel (3), b. April 7,

1701 2. Consider (3), b. April 28, 1703. 3. Humphrey (3), b. February

7, 1706. Book 1 Page 345) Ephraim (2) and his brother, Consider (2) bought a large tract of land in Lyme, Conn., June 11, 1701. Consider (2) Moved to LYme and

made a number of transfers of real estate from time to time. Ephraim did

not settle in Lyme till late in 1706 or the first of 1707, judging from an

agreement between him and his partners, Ball and Banning. For a long time

I find no transfers in his name but he was living in Lyme, Connecticutt,

in 1724 and died there previous to 1734. Was living in 1732. (Many of the islanders left and went to Lyme. A couple of Rathbuns did the same thing.)

No early Tiffany Wills on the Island Town Book 1 (1675-1744) checked.
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Population of New Shoreham

1662 30 whites 400 Indians

1700 200 whites 350 Indians

I bet the connection to Block Island was the NILES family. They were a BIG early family on the Island and with Consider married to a NILES, I would imagine that they came over with the connection.
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Posted by: John Tiffany
Message: It was common for Puritans [Humphrey Tiffany was a Puritan, born in England &
moved to Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1660] to use names like: Silent, Deliverance, & Love for females, and Comfort, Consider, Recompense, & Content for males; all of these names are ones that various Tiffanys had back then [along with many other Puritans. God knows what their nicknames were.

The father of Charles Lewis Tiffany, [who was Louis Comfort's father] was called Comfort. Comfort was born Oct. 24, 1758 in Attleboro, MA, & died June 2, 1759. Comfort's father was Ebenezer Tiffany, son of James, son of James, son of Humphrey.

Louis Comfort Tiffany was the third child of Charles Lewis Tifany, and the second male. His older brother was called Charles Lewis Tiffany. Louis Comfort Tiffany, by his second wife, had a son called Louis Comfort, who died unmarried.

TIFFANY, Louis Comfort, artist, was born in New York city, Feb. 18, 1848; son of Charles Lewis
and Harriet Olivia (Young) Tiffany; grandson of Comfort and Chloe (Draper) Tiffany, and of
Ebenezer and Anna (Burnett) Young, and a descendant of "Squire" Humphrey Tiffany, who came
to this country from England about 1060 and settled in Massachusetts. He studied art in New York
under George Inness and Samuel Coleman, and in Paris under Leon Bailly. He painted in oil and
water-colors, making a specialty of Oriental scenes. His principal canvases are: The Dock Scene
(1869); Street Scene in Tangiers (1876); Study of Quimper, Brittany (1877); Duane Street, New York(1878); the Cobblers at Boufarick (1888); Feeding the Flamingoes (1888); Market Day at Nuremberg(1892). His other important art works include the Tiffany Chapel exhibited at the Columbian exposition, Chicago, 1893, which was placed in the crypt of the New York Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and the electric fountain at the Pan-American exposition, Buffalo, N.Y., 1901. He discovered a new formula for making decorative glass, known as Tiffany Fertile glass. In 1879 he established a decorative and art glassware business known as the Tiffany Glass and Decorating
company, of which he was president and art director, and which became the leading American
house in the manufacture of decorative window and other church decorations. He established and
controlled the Tiffany Furnaces at Corona, L.I., and he became art director of the Allied Arts
company; 2d vice-president and trustee of Tiffany & Company; was elected an associate member
of the National Academy of Design in 1871 and academician in 1880; a member of the Society of
American Artists; the American Water Color society; the New York Society of Fine Arts; the
Architectural League; a member of Société Nationale des Beaux Arts; a member of the Imperial
Society of Fine Arts, Tokio, Japan. He received a gold medal and decoration of chevalier of the
Legion of Honor from the French government in 1900. He was married first, May 15, 1872, to Mary
Woodbridge, daughter of Levi Hart and Mary Wood bridge (Perkins) Goddard, Norwich, Conn.
(died, Jan. 22, 1884), and secondly, Nov. 9, 1886, to Louise Wakeman, daughter of the Rev. J. H. Mason and Louise (Wakeman) Knox of Philadelphia, Pa.
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Taken from ancestry.com - on June 1, 2001 from the book -- Colonial Families in the US.

The earliest TIFFANY mentioned in colonial history is Squire Humphrey TIFFANY, who went to
Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1660. In the records of the ancient town of Rehoboth, “Baylis
History of New Plymouth” Volume I, page 209, under the date of 22d January, 1663, it states
“Humphrey TIFFANY permitted to be a Sojourner and to buy or hire.” At this date he became a
citizen of the Town and was a Justice of the Peace. He was killed by a stroke of lightning on 15th
July, 1685, while on the way to Boston with a party of friends. The following quaint lines have
recorded the event: “Humphrey Tiffany and Mistress Lowe, by a stroke of lightning into eternity
did go.” His wife was Elizabeth (surname not given). The four great branches of the family whose
descent is unquestioned, are his four sons.

I. James.

II. THOMAS, b. 1665-1670, of whom later.

III. Ebenezer.

IV. Consider.

THOMAS TIFFANY, b. 1665-1670, in Swansea, Massachusetts, about 1698 moved to Bristol, Rhode
Island, then to Ashford, Connecticut; 15th March, 1718, Thomas TIFFANY was admitted a Freeman of Ashford, Connecticut, and on this date he and his son Thomas, James TIFFANY and others, drew each 200 acres by lot, of the undivided public lands, the citizens having, at a Town Meeting held on 11th January, 1718, voted to distribute among themselves the surplus land by drawing lots. Records show that he bought a great deal of land in Ashford, was a man of substance and for those times a large land owner. From 1735 to 1741 he was a Selectman and Town Clerk and
with the exception of two years was Town Clerk from 1721 to 1748; m. Hannah (surname not
given); the records of the birth of his three oldest children are in Swansea and five were baptized in Christ Church, Bristol.

I. Eliezer, b. at Swansea, Massachusetts, 30th April, 1690.

II. THOMAS, b. at Swansea, Massachusetts, 22d May, 1692, of whom later.

III. Recompence, b. Swansea, Massachusetts, 11th March, 1694.

IV. Isaiah, b. at Bristol, Rhode Island, 1698; d. at Lebanon, Connecticut, 1780; Lieutenant Isaiah
TIFFANY, an officer in the American Revolution, was a gd. son of THOMAS TIFFANY of the second
generation and was also one of the Charter Members of the Order of the Cincinnati in the State of
Connecticut. “He fought in eighteen battles of the Revolution, including Monmouth and Yorktown and was at Valley Forge. He was one of the forlorn hope in storming the redoubts at Yorktown.” Lieut. Isaiah TIFFANY'S grandson Henry Frederich PHINNEY, m. Caroline Martha COOPER, [p.460] a dau. of J. Fennimore COOPER, the novelist, at Cooperstown, New York, 8th February, 1849. Rev.
Frederich Trench TIFFANY another in this line was Chaplain of Congress, in 1845.

V. Edward, b. at Bristol, Rhode Island, d. Ashford, Connecticut, 29th June, 1770.

VI. Nathaniel, bapt. at Bristol, Rhode Island.

According to the Ancestry.com book - Colonial Families in the US:

THOMAS TIFFANY, b. Swansea, Massachusetts, 22d May, 1692; d. 29th January, 1768; 7th
December, 1720, admitted an inhabitant of the Town of Ashford, Connecticut; in 1731 was a
Deputy to the General Court; in 1740 was appointed Justice of the Peace, of Windham County,
Connecticut, and reappointed until 1752; was a man of wealth and influence; m. 1719, Mercy
REED of Weymouth, Massachusetts; in 1756 he signed Congregational Church Covenant at
Ashford, Connecticut.

I. Abigail, b. 10th August, 1720.

II. Bethyah, b. 18th November, 1721.

III. Annie, b. 7th July, 1723.

IV. EZEKIEL, b. 30th December, 1725, of whom later.

V. Mary, b. 24th November, 1726.

VI. Thomas, b. 30th December, 1728.

VII. Simeon, b. 24th August, 1732.

VIII. Hannah, b. 11th November, 1735.

IX. Sarah, b. 27th June, 1736.

According to the Ancestry.com book - Colonial Families in the US:

EZEKIEL TIFFANY, b. 30th December, 1725; d. 30th July, 1795; 1st December, 1760, was elected
Clerk and Constable of Ashford, Connecticut; 23d November, 1765, was elected Collector of the
Westford Society of Ashford, Connecticut; his son Capt. Stephen TIFFANY was a soldier in the War
of 1812, and was Captain of the Walpole Rifle Company; Ezekiel TIFFANY m. 19th March, 1749,
Mary KNOWLTON. Mary KNOWLTON, was a sister of Lieut.-Col. Thomas KNOWLTON of Ashford, Connecticut, Captain of KNOWLTON'S Rangers, who took part in capture of Fort Ticonderoga in July,1759; in battle of Breeds Hill, 16th June, 1775; commanded a Division at the Battle of Bunker Hill; in battle of Long Island, 27th August, 1776; in battle of Harlem Heights, 16th September, 1776,
where he fell mortally wounded; he was buried with military honors on the field of battle, now
143d Street, New York City. Mary (KNOWLTON) TIFFANY was also a sister of Lieut. Daniel KNOWLTON, also of KNOWLTONS' Rangers, who was in the Crown Point Expedition and in many
battles of the Revolution. Ezekiel TIFFANY in 1756 signed the Congregational Church Covenant at
Ashford, Connecticut, said Church founded 26th November, 1718.

I. Sarah, d. 22d March, 1814; m.--- STEBBINS.

II. Simeon, b. 29th May, 1751; at Lexington Alarm, served seven days.

III. WILLIAM, b. 30th July, 1753, of whom later.

IV. Mary, b. 1st December, 1755.

V. Ezekiel, b. 12th March, 1763; enlisted twice for service in the Revolutionary War.

VI. Ezra, b. 27th June, 1765.

VII. Amasa, b. 6th November, 1767; d. Bennington, Vermont, 17th April, 1850.

VIII. Calvin, b. 5th November, 1772.


According to the Ancestry.com book - Colonial Families in the US:

WILLIAM TIFFANY, b. at Ashford, Connecticut, 30th July, 1753; m. there (firstly) 16th November,
1775, Molly CLARK, dau. of Lemuel CLARK, a soldier in the Revolution, and Mercy (BRIDGES) CLARK
his wife, b. 14th August, 1755; d. 3d July, 1778; m. (secondly) 30th April, 1783, Anne PETTES, b.
12th November, 1754, d. 5th January, 1791, dau. of Joshua PETTES and Elizabeth CROCKER, his
wife, of Norwich, Connecticut; m. (thirdly) 4th September, 1791, Marjory LA CORE, of Montgomery,
Massachusetts.

I. William, b. at Ashford, 1776.

II. CLARK, b. 20th June, 1778, of whom later.

I. Almira, b. 27th February, 1784, at Mansfield, Connecticut.

II. Wealthy, b. 15th January, 1786, at Mansfield, Connecticut.

III. Anna, b. 9th August, 1788, at Montgomery, Massachusetts.

IV. Pettes, b. 17th December, 1790, at Montgomery, Massachusetts.

I. Jared, b. at Montgomery, Massachusetts.

CLARK TIFFANY, b. at Ashford, Connecticut, 20th June, 1778; m. about 1798, Submit BROWN; he
died near Albany, New York, after an operation, about 1818; he was a farmer and landowner, his
wife d. 3d March, 1866, in Oneida County, New York, aged eighty-four years and was buried in the
cemetery near McConnellsville, New York; before his death the family resided in the Town of
Duanesburgh, Schenectady County (formerly Schoharie County), New York, and his widow and family continued to reside there for some years thereafter, when she moved to Oneida County,where one of her sons, Alanson TIFFANY, resided.

I. William, b. 22d October, 1801; m. Mary RECTOR, b. 14th February, 1802, d. July, 1865; he d. 1st
January, 1885.

II. Jonathan R., d. 23d October, 1843; held many public offices in the town of Duanesburgh; m.
Sally Ann (sumame not given).

III. Calvin.

IV. Alanson, b. 10th March, 1808; d. 1890; m. Catherine RECTOR, who was b. February, 1810.

V. JOSEPH, b. 1809, of whom later.

VI. Jared, b. 1st January, 1811; d. 30th October, 1887; m. 1st January, 1834, Margaret MOTT.

VII. Almira, m. Gideon WELLS.

VIII. Wealthy.

IX. Elizabeth.

X. Sarah, b. 1816; d. 6th August, 1877; m. Walton CLARK.


JOSEPH TIFFANY, farmer, b. 1809, at Oak Hill, Town of Duanesburgh, Schenectady County, New
York; d. 1849; m. early in 1827, Mary CORNELL, b. 28th April, 1809; he d. at Oak Hill and is buried
in the TIFFANY burial plot in the cemetery at Esperance, Schoharie County, New York; his wife
Mary, who survived him many years, lies beside him in the same plat.

I. WASHINGTON, b. 13th July, 1828; d. 9th November, 1886, of whom later.

II. Elizabeth Ann, b. 1829-1830; m. William EFFNER.

III. George, b. 1831; served through the Civil War; was Sergeant of Company A, in the 134th
Regiment of New York Volunteers, Infantry; d. unmarried in 1887; buried in the TIFFANY plot in the cemetery at Esperance, Schoharie County, New York.

IV. Eleanor, b. 1833; m. Charles HAVENS about 1893; d. about 1903, buried in the cemetery at
Esperance, with her mother and brother and father.

V. Sergeant Harvey J., served through the Civil War; was Sergeant of Company D, of the 134th
Regiment of New York Volunteers, Infantry; wounded in the Battle of Dug Gap, Georgia; now
(1918) living in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York; m. Sarah GALLUP, b. 24th April, 1848.
Sergeants George and Harvey J. TIFFANY were actually engaged in the following battles of the
Civil War and went on SHERMAN'S march from Atlanta to the sea, viz.: Gettysburg,
Chancellorsville, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Atlanta, Resaca, Dallas Pine Knob, Lost Mountain,
Peach Tree Creek, Savannah, Goldsboro and Dug Gap.

WASHINGTON TIFFANY, b. at Oak Hill, in the town of Duanesburgh, Schenectady County, New
York, 13th July, 1828; d. at the Village of Quaker Street, Schenectady County, New York, 9th
November, 1886; was buried in the Friends Cemetery, in [p.463] that village; he was greatly interested in the cause of education; for some years was School Trustee in his town and was a
man of affairs, universally respected and liked and of wide influence; m. 3d November, 1850, Ruth
UNDERHILL, b. 8th October, 1828, in the Town of Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York, who is
still living, dau. of Daniel and Philena (TITUS) UNDERHILL

I. Ruth A., b. 16th September, 1851; d. 25th November, 1860.

II. Mary, b. 11th January, 1853; unmarried.

III. Orlando J., b. 1st June, 1855; d. 14th November, 1860.

IV. GEORGE, b. 22d July, 1859, the subject of this memoir.

V. William H., b. 6th January, 1862; m. September, 1887, Edith LEWIS.

VI. Elizabeth, b. 1863; d. 9th September, 1863.

VII. Philena, b. 31st October, 1865; d. 14th February, 1866.

VIII. Alice E., b. 29th August, 1867; m. (firstly) Charles CARTWRIGHT, 18th October, 1884; m.
(secondly) William LEVEY, 14th September, 1911.

IX. Florence A. L., b. 2d June, 1873; m. (firstly) Harry E. WICKHAM, he d.; m. (secondly) Sidney
NEWMAN.

Arms.–Argent, a chevron between three lions heads erased gules.

Crest.–A grey hound's head erased, in the mouth a stag's foot erased, all ppr.

Motto.–Patria Fidelis.

Residences.–No. 178 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn, New York; (summer) “Tarrymore,” Tyringham,
Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Message on the Ancestry.com message board:

Subject: Squire Humphrey Tiffany
Posted by: Ann Langan
Message: Humphrey b.June 4, 1630 Hackney,London,Eng. d.July 15,1685 Swansea,Bristol,MA. m.1662 to Elizabeth? b.1645. d.1708. He was son of Henry Tiffany b.aug.21,1603 Hackney,Eng. d.Oct.30,1638 in Hackney. m.Elizabeth b.1606 in Yorkshire, Eng. d. in Beverly MA. <Ann>

According to the Tiffanys of America - History and Genealoby published by Nelson Otis Tiffany for and the in the interest of Charles Lewis Tiffany of New York City and the of the Tiffany Family - input on May 28, 2001.

Introduction

Squire Humphrey is the earliest Tiffany mentioned in Colonial History and he is undoubtedly the ancestor of the majority of Tiffanys in America. The following notes copied from reliable records seem to fix the date when be became a citizen of the town of Rehoboth, Mass. (which town was incorporated in 1645, and contained the present towns fo Seekonk, Rehoboth, Attleboro, parts of Swansea, Mass., and Pawtucket, R.I.). The birth of a daughter, Sarah July 6, 1683; his death by lightning; the administration of his estate by wife Elizabeth; the death of his son, Hezekiah, the same year by drowning; ending with a record from the vital records of Rehoboth, which affirm his heirs in 1689 to be proprietors not inhabitants of property in Rehoboth, Mass.

Notes of Humphrey Tiffany --

Records of Ancient Rehoboth, History of New Plymouth, by Baylis, Vol I page 209. Jan 22, 1663, Humphrey Tiffany permitted to be a sojourner and to buy and hire.

the town o'Rehoboth, Mass., was incorporated 1645 and contained the towns of Seekonk, Rehoboth, Attleboro, Swansea, Mass., and Pawtucket, RI.

Att the General Court holden att Plymouth the first day of March, Anno Dorn 1663, Humphrey Tiffany made a complaint against an Indian for abuse received.

Humphrey Tiffany, Rehoboth, 1663, by wife Elizabeth had Sarah born July 6, 1683, and was an inhabitant of Dover for some time but killed July 15, 1685, on the journey between Swanzey and Boston by a stroke of lightning. -- Savage

From Mass. Historical Society, Vol 14., page 125, July 15, 1685, Humphrey Tiffany and Frances Low Travelling betwix Swanswey an Boston were slain with lightning.

Plymouth Colony Records, Vol 6, page 175. Att a General Court of hi Majtie att Plymouth, Oct, 27, 1685, administration is granted by this court to Elizabeth, the relict of Humphrey Tiffany deceased, on all the goods and chattles of sd., Tiffeney she bringing in true inventory there of and giving bond with two sufficient sureties for her administering according to law. Major John Walley is ordered the Court to give ye oath to the inventory of sd. Tiffeney and to deliver her the letter of administration granted by the Court, her having given a bond as afore sd.

Hezekiah, the son of Humprey Tiffinee and of Elizabeth his wife, was drowned in Swansey River on the 4th of December near night, anno 1685. From the Town records of Swansea, Mass., furnished by town clerk Henry O. Wood.

From the Vital Records of Rehoboth, page 917, Humphrey Tiffany's heirs are quoted as proprietors not inhabitants, Feb 7, 1689, of property in Rehoboth.

The emigration of the sons of Humphrey Tiffany was for a time limitied to short distances. We hear of James at Attleboro, Mass., 1693; Thomas his brother, first at Bristol, the at Ashford; Ebenezer another brother at Barrington, RI; Consider and Ephraim seem to have found their way to the town of New Shoreham, which town was admitted to the Colony as Block Island, May 4, 1664. Here per New Shoreham records funished by town clerk of New Shoreham -- Consider Tiffany and Abigail Niles were married and had children. Here also his brother Ephraim (of whose descendants this history deals), and wife Leshia, had issue.

Generation Second:

Descent: Humphrey (1), Ephraim (2)

Ephraim (2), son of Humphrey (1), and Elizabeth Tiffany m. Leshia -- and had issue, b. in New Shoreham, Block Island. 1. Samuel (3), b. April 7, 1701 2. Consider (3), b. April 28, 1703. 3. Humphrey (3), b. February 7, 1706. Ephraim (2) and his brother, Consider (2) bought a large tract of land in Lyme, Conn., June 11, 1701. Consider (2) Moved to LYme and made a number of transfers of real estate from time to time. Ephraim did not settle in Lyme till late in 1706 or the first of 1707, judging from an agreement between him and his partners, Ball and Banning. For a long time I find no transfers in his name but he was living in Lyme, Connecticutt, in 1724 and dided there previous to 1734. Was living in 1732.