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Re: John Dann, Stamford, CT- 1788??
Posted by: Thomas Baker Date: October 09, 2000 at 01:56:58
In Reply to: John Dann, North Stamford, PA 1788 by Heather Hunter of 450

This is what I have:
John Dann (Dan): Born ABT 1615 (Cumberland County, England) - died 10 Jul 1678 (Barbados, West Indies); married Mary (Unk). Source: F2518.GED - Sandra Duncan. Also from: Born btw 1615-1620. Died ?
Burial date, July 10 1678.

Had a son named Francis Dann (Dan): Born ABT 1659 (Barbados, West Indies) - died 19 Mar 1723 Stamford, CT. Year of death possibly 1724. Married Elizabeth Clason (2nd): Born 1666 (Stamford, CT) - died AFT 10 Feb 1749.
Source: F2518.GED - Sandra Duncan.
Christening - February 10 1749.

Other sources:
MARRIAGE: IGI, 27 Jul 1993.
!SOURCE: HISTORY OF STAMFORD, ct by Rev. E. B. Huntington; Harbor Hill Books;
!SOURCE: Stamford Soldiers by Mrs. E. M. Wicks, pgs. 46/47; sent by Patricia
Faller 11 nov 1986.
[from an original document written by Adelia Darrow Fish in the late
Francis Dann came to America 1684 bought some land in Stamford, Conn.

[From a family group sheet done by Grace Rennells Young] "Sandra Duncan
says her brother found the death record of John Dann (father of Francis)
in Barbados. He d. year before Francis left for N. England" "John
buried the Parish of St. Michael Barbados 10 July 1678"[
Notes for Elizabeth Periment:

[Clason Memorial of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1654, by William B. Lapham,
1892] Elizabeth was tried at Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1692 for
witchcraft. She was found not guilty. An account of this trial is found
in the article, "Elizabeth Clawson...Thou deseruest to dye" by Ronald
Marcus, Stamford Historical Society, Inc. Stamford, Connecticut, 1976.
The following was taken from that article:
A large contingency of Elizabeth's friends shared the same strong
faith in her innocence by subscribing their names to an affidavit
attesting to her good character. Despite the wide-spread belief in the
existence of witchcraft and the punishment prescribed for its practice,
these residents of Stamford stood firm. The testimony to the good
character of the accused Elizabeth was a valiant act, perhaps something
unique at that time in Connecticut history.
"Oer neighbour Stephen Clason haueing desired us whose names are
under writen: seing here is such a report of his wife raised by sume
among us: that we would speak: waht we know conserning his said wife and
her behauiour among us for so many yeers now know al whom it may consern
that we doe declare that since we haue known our said neighbour goodwife
Clason we haue not known her to be of a contentious frame nor giuen to
use threatning words or to act malisiously towards her neighbors but hath
bene siuil and orderly towards others in her conuersation and not to be a
busybody in other mens conserns: giuen under our hands in Stanford: 4th
June: 1692." (Signed by her neighbors but not by her son-in-law, Francis
Dann and daughter, Elizabeth Clason Dann.)

Francis Dann & wife Elizabeth had son John Dann (2): Born 1691 - died ? Married on 01 Oct 1719 to Deborah (Debro) Green: Born 25 Apr 1701 - died ? They both had "13" children: John Dann Jr. (3) died young; John Dann Jr. (4); Joseph; Nathaniel; Ebenezer; Francis (2); Thaddeus; James; Deborah (2nd); Abraham; Reuben (1) died young; Reuben (2); and finally Jemina.

Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich, 1911. F2518.GED.

Elizabeth Clason (1st) (Periment): Born Abt 1631 - died 10 May 1714. Married Stephen Clason: Born 11 Nov 1633 - died 1699. F2518.GED - Sandra Duncan, also- nti00598.htm.
!MARRIAGE: IGI 27 Jul 1993
----On June 4th, 1692, a petition was signed, by 76 others, proclaiming the innocence of a neighbor, Mrs. Elizabeth Clason [aka Clauson], from charges of witchcraft.
----"Mrs. Clason was indicted with 5 other women, on charges by a servant girl prone to seizures, and confined to jail. She and another accused were bound and thrown into water. The preliminary investigation of a special Court stated that she had 'familiarity with Satan'...'and deserved to dye.' While the first jury failed to reach a verdict, a second jury later found Clasen innocent."
----A copy of the document is in the cited book, and signed as follows:

[signed by]
Abraham Ambler                            [?]
Mary Ambler, her mark                     [?]
[?]                                   [?] Finch
Samuell [?]                            Daniel [?]
[?], her mark                            Abraham Finch Jr
Samuell Finch, June 4                     Samuell [?]
[?]                                   [?], her mark
[?]                                   Jonathan Bell
[?]                                   Susana Bell
John Finch                            [?]
Benjamin Green                            [?]
Susannah Green, her mark               John Smith
Joseph Green                            [?]
[Elizabeth?] Green, her mark               [?], her mark
[?]                                   Joseph [?]
[?], her mark                            Joseph [?]
Samuell [?]                            Sarah [?], her mark
[?], her mark                            [many others...]
Stamford; An Illustrated History, by Feinstein & Pendery, 1984.
Also see magazine: "Living in Stamford," Octber 2000-- Article on Stephen and Elizabeth Clason.

[Clason Memorial of Stamford, Connecticut, in 1654, by William B. Lapham,
1892] According to legend, Stephen and William McClay left Scotland to
flee Cromwell's government. They went to France and changed their name to
Clason (Clayson, Clauson). Stephen went to America and William went to

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