Hi, Could you write me more about your COLLVER, CULVER or COLVER family in Vermont? See data on my VT family below. Jan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Samuel is in the book on page 169:
SAMUEL COLVER (Samuel, Daniel, Joshua, Joshua, Edward) born 14 December 1781, Wallingford, Connecticut or 6 January 1789, Wells, Vermont; married (1) 3 December 1807, Polly Clark, daughter of Andrew Clark, born 31 January 1788, died 21 September 1824, Wells, Vermont (2) 2 December 1824, Eunice Curtis of Rupert. Samuel moved to Wisconsin in 1848. Samuel and Polly Colver had the following children: [I am leaving out information about the other children]
Chalina or Sherlina, Erastus, Samuel, Daniel, Seth, Sylvester, John Polly E. [Their son] Samuel Colver born 29 December 1815; married Betsey Potter, daughter of Joshua Potter of Pawlet, Vermont.
SAMUEL COLVER baptized 24 May 1749, Wallingford, CT, d. 1831; m. (1) 6 Nov 1769, Cheshire or Wallingford, CT, Sarah Merriam, daughter of William and Ruth (Hart) Merriam (2) Anna Hall born 1766, died 17 Feb 1841. Samuel lived for many years in Wells, VT. Samuel was a staunch Democrat and a follower of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He was an active participant in public affairs and held many responsible town offices. In religion, Samuel was a Universalist. Samuel Culver had the following children, it is not known if they were all by his first wife or if this is the exact order of their birth: [I am skipping the children, other than your direct line.]
DANIEL CULVER born 21 Sep 1723, Wallingford, CT; m. 17 Dec 1746, Patience Johnson, daughter of John and Sarah (Jennings) Johnson, b. 28 July 1728. About 1771, Daniel, with his three brothers Samuel, Titus and Joshua, went to Wells, VT, and were among the first settlers of that town, and were also original proprietors. Daniel was the first representative elected to the General Assembly from Wells and held man[y] positions of public trust and honor.
JOSHUA COLVER b 21 Apr 1684 or 21 Sep 1684, d 14 Jun 1730, Wallingford, CT; [married] 11 Mar 1714, Catharine Street, daughter of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Miles) Street, born 29 Nov 1697. Catharine was the widow of Joshua Munson. Joshua Colver was prominent in the affairs of Wallingford.
JOSHUA COLVER (Edward) born 12 Jan 1642, Dedham, MA, d 23 Apr 1713, Wallingford, CT married 23 Dec 1672, New Haven, CT, Elizabeth Ford, daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth Ford. She married second, 31 Oct 1726, Wallingford, Eleazer Peck; baptized 12 Mar (probably 1648/9), New Haven, d before 9 Feb 1735/6, Wallingford, CT. In 1667, Joshua removed to New Haven, CT. A little later, he moved to Wallingford, CT, and was one of the original proprietors of the town and a man active in its affairs. Joshua was propounded for freeman 8 October 1685. In 1668 he built a house at Mystic, which his father occupied about ten years later. Major Fitzjohn Winthrop claimed this land by virtue of a deed from Joshua Colver and also as being within the bounds of a tract of land granted to Governor Winthrop by the town of Mystic in 1652/3 "of 20 Pole on each side of the river from the place where the flowing tides end." Judgment was given for Major Winthrop.
EDWARD COLVER -[ the same as in your other COLVER/CULVER line.]
I have left out the lists of children.
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