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Consider Tiffany & Naomi Comstock
Posted by: Angie Sullivan (ID *****6775) Date: December 02, 2007 at 15:14:59
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Taken from genealogy.com on March 7, 2005 -
New England Families, Vol. III, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 1160

Consider, son of Humphrey Tiffany, married (first) _____. He married (second), in Lyme, Connecticutt, January 23, 1753, Mary Davis. Little is known of him except that he was a landholder and a farmer. A deed dated Lyme, Connecticutt, 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.
Consider (2), son of Consider (I) Tiffany, was born March 15, 1730, in Lyme, died at Hartland, June 19, 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 children 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 something of a an astronomer, and is said to have calculated an almanac, but not 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 from eldest son to eldest son, as an heirloom. It is now in possession of Henry Tiffany, of Clyde, Ohio, and forms 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 to the English crown. In 1778 he was confined 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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Library for those times. A list of the books contained in it in 1788 has been found in a book of sermons in his own handwriting. His will, dated February 7, 1778, is a characteristic document and has been preserved. Children: Jemima, born October 12, 1756, Lyme; Ephraim, November 8, 1758, mentioned below; Dorothy, June 19, 1762, Lyme; Levi, April 23, 1766, Hartland; Consider, March 12, 1769, Hartland; Betsey Wilder, February 25, 1772, Hartland.

Ephraim, son of Consider (2) Tiffany, was born November 8, 1758, in Lyme, and married, in Hartland, February 27, 1783, Anna Harger, born 1758, died December 17, 1824, Barkhamsted, Connecticutt. He died in Barkhamsted, April 7, 1818. Children, born in Barkhansted: Timothy, November, 1783; Joel, June 29, 1785, mentioned below; Sally; Russell, 1789 or 1790; Ephraim, 1792; Philomen, May, 1801; daughter, died young; daughter, died young.

Joel, son of Ephraim Tiffany, was born June 29, 1785, at Barkhamsted, died September 15, 1870. He married there 1804 - 05, Hannah Wilder, born January 18, 1783, Barkhamsted, died November 20, 1853. He was a carpenter and joiner by trade. He was blind in the later years of his life. Children, born in Barkhamsted: Anna, May 1806, died September, 1807: Henry, September 8, 1807; Elijah, January 8, 1810; Joel, September 6, 1812; James, November 6, 1814; William, January 12, 1818, mentioned below; Ann Wallace, December 11, 1819; hannah, November 27, 1823.
Williams, son of Joel Tiffany, was born January 12, 1819, died March 29, 1899. He received a common school education, and was in the lumber business most of his life. He was representative to the legislature for a term. In politics he was a Republican and an Abolitionist. He married, January 25, 1846, Elizabeth Maria, born Simsbury, April 21, 1823, died in 1895, daughter of George and Edna (Case) Cornish. Children, born in Barkhamsted: Frances Elizabeth, November 22, 1847; Leverett Williams, September 21, 1850, mentioned below; Ellen Jane Torbett, December 27, 1855; Mary Edna, May 4, 1859; Dwight, March 21, 1861.

Leverett Williams, son of William Tiffany, was born at Barkhamsted, Connecticutt, September 21, 1850. He attended the public schools of his native town, and at the age of nineteen entered into a partnership with his brother-in-law, conducting a general store at Barkhamsted from 1869 to 1872, and at New Hartford from 1872 to 1881. In 1882 Mr. Tiffany and Mr. Taylor established the Winsted Hosiery Company, of which Mr. Taylor was agent and Mr. Tiffany secretary. The original capital stock was $50,000, and the mill was a frame building two stories and a half high, fifty by a hundred feet. Much of th etime of Mr. Tiffany was devoted to the selling of the goods. In 1888 Mr. Tiffany organized the New England Knitting Company, with a capital of $50,000, and became the general manager. This company has been highly prosperous, having two mills and employing about two hundred hands. Mr. Tiffany is also manager of the Winsted Yarn Company, director fo the Winsted Hosiery Company, of the New England Pin Company, of the Carter & Hakes Machine Company, and of the Hulbert National Bank. He owns a farm of one hundred and thirty-five acres, part of which lies within the borough of Winsted, and resides there. He attends the First Congregational Church. He married, November 6, 1873. Katherine E., born at Berlin, Connecticutt, daughter of Rev. John Robinson and Catherine (Riley) Freeman (see Freeman VIII). Children: Mabel Freeman, born June 3, 1875, Canterbury, Connecticut, died October 7, 1898; Harold Freeman, born at New Hartford, June 6, 1881, died September 9, 1881; Helen Freeman, January 3, 1889; Margaret Cornish, born at Winsted, November 15, 1891; Katherine E., March 20, 1896.
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Taken from http://members.aol.com/ggilb10335/Tiffany.html on December 6, 2003 -
From my book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"

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.
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Taken from familysearch.com on January 4, 2003 -

Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19
Consider TIFFANY (AFN: 2VGR-X9) Pedigree
Sex: M Family
Event(s):
Birth: 28 Apr 1703
Of Lyme, New London, Connecticut
Death: 29 May 1743
Parents:
Father: Ephraim TIFFANY (AFN: 8M10-WB) Family
Mother: Bethia (AFN: 8M1X-0J)
Father: Humphrey TIFFANY (AFN: BZ7X-13) Family
Mother: Leshia (AFN: BZ7X-28)
Mother: Mrs. TIFFANY (AFN: 1FCJ-466)
Marriage(s):
Spouse: Naomi COMSTOCK (AFN: 2VGR-ZG) Family
Marriage: 26 Nov 1731
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Taken from http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/ourdream/GARDNER/d0/i0000195.htm#i195 -

3. Consider3 Tiffany II (Consider2 Tiffany I, Squire Humphrey1 Tiffany) (#195) was born in Lyme, CT, New London Co 1704.

He married Comstock, Naomi in Lyme, CT, New London Co, 26 Nov 1731. (Comstock, Naomi is #196.) Naomi was born in Lyme, CT, New london Co 1708. Naomi was the daughter of Comstock I, William and Niles, Naomi. Naomi died 29 May 1743 in Lyme, CT, New London Co, at 34 years of age. At 29 years of age Naomi became the mother of Tiffany, Naomi in Lyme, CT, New London Co, 28 Dec 1737.

At 33 years of age Consider became the father of Tiffany, Naomi in Lyme, CT, New London Co, 28 Dec 1737.

Historical events during the life of Tiffany II, Consider: A statute, allowing a minister to divorce couples if he disapproved of the woman, was passed in Maryland on September 28, 1704; birth of George Washington, Father figure for US, President (1789-1796) on February 22, 1732; birth of Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War fighter (lead the Green Mtn Boys) on January 10, 1738.

Tiffany II, Consider and Comstock, Naomi had the following child:

[child] 4 i. Tiffany4 Naomi (#177) was born in Lyme, CT, New London Co 28 Dec 1737. Naomi died before 1780 in Lyme, CT, New london Co. She married Huntley, Ezekiel in Lyme, CT, New London Co, 5 Nov 1759. (Huntley, Ezekiel is #176.) Ezekiel was born in Scotland, CT, Windham Co 1731. Ezekiel was the son of Huntley I, David and Munsell, Mary 'Mercy'. Ezekiel died 4 Nov 1803 in Lyme, CT, New London Co, at 72 years of age. At 46 years of age Ezekiel became the father of Huntley, Rufus b in Lyme, CT, New London Co, 13 Sep 1777. (See Huntley, Ezekiel for the continuation of this line.)

At 39 years of age Naomi became the mother of Huntley, Rufus b in Lyme, CT, New London Co, 13 Sep 1777.
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Taken from Personal Ancestral File on 4/28/2001 - AFN: 2VGR-X9

Birthdate and place could be two place as entered in ancestry.com on May 20,2001.

Consider Tiffany
Birth:28 April 1703-- New London, Lyme, CT
Death:29 May 1743 --
Spouse: Naomi Comstock
Parents: Ephraim Tiffany

Consider Tiffany
Birth:28 April 1703-- , New Shorham, RI
Death: 29 May 1743 --
Spouse: Naomi Comstock
Parents: Ephraim Tiffany

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 hi 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.

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.

Generation Thrid:

Consider (3), son of Ephraim (2) and Leshia Tiffany, b. in New Shoreham, R.I., April 28, 1703, m. (per Lyme records), Naomy Comstock, Nov 26, 1731. Naomy d. may 29, 1743. Issue. 1. Consider (4), b. Mch, 15, 1733, in Lyme Conne. 2. Luther (4) b. April 15, 1734, in Lyme, Conn. 3. Naomy (4), b. Dec 28, 1732 in Lyme Conn. 4. Samuel (4), b. July 13, 1740, in Lyme, Conn. 5. Umphrey (4) b Mch 2, 1743, in Lyme Conn., m. 2nd Mary Davis of New Logon, Conn., Jan 23, 175_ Issue b. in Lyme, Conn. 6. Timothy (4), b. Nov 24, 1752. 7. Titus (4), b. May 9, 1754.


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