Would like more information on the William Lung who married Annah Ives before 1811 in the vicinity of Cheshire, CT. Annah was b. 2 Sep 1791 Wallingford, CT so I suspect William was born about the same time. This couple is believed to have had at least 2 daughters: Melinda b. 27 Jan 1811 Meriden, CT & Mary Ann b. 11 Oct 1819 Cheshire, CT.
There is a William Lung in the 1820 CT census at Meriden, New Haven Co. p 258 w/ the following in the household: 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26 (probably William), 4 females under 10 (probably includes the 2 girls listed above), 1 female 26-45 (fits Annah's birth of 1791). Among these people is one foreign born not naturalized. By process of elimination, this must be William.
My ancestor is Mary Ann who is said to have been raised from about age 13 (i.e., abt. 1832) by Walter Webb of New Haven Co. Why? What happened to her parents? Who were her siblings? Mary Ann m. Philander Theodore Cook on 12 Oct 1837 (the day after her 18th birthday -- Walter Webb allegedly didn't approve of the marriage) in Cheshire. Philander and Mary Ann named their first son Walter Webb Cook who was b. 25 Nov 1839 in Cheshire. Was this an attempt to appease Walter Webb? The oldest of their children, Caroline Eliza Cook was b. in Cheshire 15 Aug 1838. After 1839 Philander and Mary Ann left CT as Philander had poor health. They went to TN, IL, NE and KS and had children every place except KS! My grandfather was the last of their 9 children & was b. in NE. Walter Webb Cook became the first mayor of Medicine Lodge, KS and a cattleman and large land broker. Part of that town is known as the Cook-Standiford Addition. I would appreciate any info on William as well as possible answers to my questions. Any documentation would be especially appreciated but clues are always welcome! Thanks so much.
PS Walter Webb is found in the 1830 CT census for Meriden, New Haven Co.: 1 male under 5, 5 males 15-20, 5 males 20-30, 3 males 30-40, 3 females 15-20, 7 females 20-30. Looks as if he ran a boarding house or there were several families together. Who was his wife?
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