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May 1 Daniel Skinner [Son of Deacon
4 Epaphras Seymour [son of Capt.
3 Child of James Olcott, aged 1
4 Child of Seth Sweetser, aged 9 months.
14 James Steele, aged 76 years.
5 David Craig, aged 39 years.
13 The wife of Capt. George Smith
19 Infant Child of Josiah Benton.
26 The wife of Daniel Curtiss, aged
June 2 Elizabeth Burn, aged 73 years. 4 Infant Child of Theodorus Barnot. 5 Thomas Henderson, aged 44
17 Infant Child of John Hempsted. 24 Elisha Bigelow [Son of Joseph
and Sarah (Spencer) Bigelow, born June 27, 1723], aged 73 years.
July 4 Infant Child of Mr. Jordon.
27 Child of Solomon Mars, aged 5 years.
Aug. 3 James Steele's Child [Lorenzo], aged 4 years.
9 The wife of Nathan Wadsworth (Sally Welles), aged 37 years. 10 Child of John Steele (William), aged 2 years.
II Child of William Hudson [Margaret Seymour], aged 11⁄2 years.
14 The wife of John Watson[ Sarah],
21 Child of Azariah Hancock, aged I year.
21 Child of Mrs. Wagner, aged 1 year. 23 Betsey Wheeler [daughter of Sally], aged 11 years. Sept. 2 Son of R. Howell [Jabez], aged 21 years.
2 Child of James Steele [Lucy], aged 1 year.
2 Child of Isaac Watson, aged 1
aged 38 years.
19 Mary Steele [widow], aged 94 Dec.
20 Daughter of Joel Byington, aged 25 years.
25 A Sister of Samuel Wadsworth
[Helena, daughter of Sergeant Jonathan and Hepsibah (Marsh) Wadsworth, born June 2, 1724], aged 72 years.
Infant Child of David Greenleaf. Samuel Drake, aged 29 years. Pantry Jones [son of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Pantry) Jones, bapt. Sept. 9, 1716].
2 James Olcott [son of Capt. John and Sarah (Church) Olcott, born Aug. 5, 1759], aged 37
Infant Child of William L. Lloyd. Sally Judd.
Child of Bille (Bela) Burt, aged 8 months.
N connection with Mr. Norton's article on "Negro Slavery in Connecticut" in the June number of this magazine, it is quite in keeping to give a short account of the action taken by the state to partially reimburse Prudence Crandall Philleo for the outrageous persecution and injuries done her which he has described. More than half a century later when she was old and indigent, the subject of granting her a pension by the State of Connecticut was agitated at the session of the General Assembly held in 1886 and was at first adversely reported by the appropriations committee, but the sentiment of the people as expressed through the newspapers and elsewhere was SO universally in her favor that the bill was recommitted and finally passed, granting her $400 a year, $100 to be paid each quarter commencing April 1, 1886, as long as she should live. Prominent among the workers for this measure was Stephen A. Hubbard of the Hartford Courant and he ceaselessly advocated the granting of an annuity, to amend in some measure, for the infamous blot upon the State's history and the injustice done her.
From the speech of Senator John W. Marvin of Saybrook, before the Senate upon the presentation of the bill for action, the following is worthy of quotation :
"As the death of the martyrs was the seed of the church, so truly was this oppression the seed of that anti-slavery movement that culminated in our recent Civil War and in the declaration of the memorable Lincoln, freeing millions of human beings from bondage that no other way had ever been devised to be accom
plished. Is it not clear, senators, from this brief narrative that this state is morally liable for this great wrong, and that while we boast of our religious privileges and our great educational advantages, our skilled devices and our noble ancestors, we should look with shame upon this great wrong still remaining unrequited? Great men, a Washington, a Putnam, a Garfield, a Grant, die, and monuments are erected to their memories, but they are unconscious of it. Has not this thought occurred to you as to me? Oh! that he could have known in his lifetime how great was the admiration of the people for him! Oh! that he could have known then that a grateful people would erect to his memory an enduring tribute !
"Our heroine still lives and can know and appreciate our acts in her behalf, and if this general assembly shall even in part right this great wrong she will go down to her grave, not only in peace, but with gratitude for her native state.
"See her in her little box house of three rooms on the hillside in the west, eking out a scanty subsistence from a second-bottom farm, still in debt for the material for enclosing it; and then recall the heroic struggle for usefulness in her early days so completely frustrated—the result of the legislation of her native state —and tell me if her wrongs should not be redressed, and the hard lot now experi enced by her should not be exchanged for one of comparative ease and comfort. It were an honor for any state to contribute for the support of a woman of such a history, but for us to do it is an act of right and justice.
"Senators, have you a daughter or a sister flushed with youth and health, whose future is full of promise, whose delicacy and purity challenge the admiration of all who know her. Fancy her in the sheriff's custody at the instigation of a ruthless mob, and for conscience sake is cast into an assassin's cell, her couch a murderer's couch, and then say if such an act should not be atoned for.
"Is it said that there is no law for this appropriation? If there were law the case would not be here. Causes that are tried by the General Assembly come to this as a higher power. The General Assembly make laws and find and dispense equities in such cases.
"Is it said that there is no precedent for it? We are a precedent unto ourselves, and the precedent that we will make to succeeding general assemblies shall be to do right; and let this our precedent last and be perpetuated for all coming time."
In September, 1886, Mr. George B. Thayer, on his return trip from across the continent on a bicycle, called on Mrs. Philleo at her home at Elk Falls, Kansas, and from the interesting account he has given in his book "Pedal and Path" we quote the following portion:
"Just then Mrs. Philleo came in and said cordially, I am glad to see anyone from good old Connecticut.' As she removed her bonnet, it showed a good growth of sandy gray hair, smoothed back with a common round comb, and cut straight around, the ends curling around in under and in front of her ears; of medium height, but somewhat bent and spare, and with blue eyes, and a face very wrinkled, and rather long; her chin quite prominent, and a solitary tooth on her upper jaw, the only one seen in her mouth.
"She smiled with her eyes, and with a pleasant voice, said: 'Come, you must be
hungry, coming so far,' and she urged the apple pie, ginger snaps, johnny-cakes, potatoes, ham, bread and butter, and tea, upon me promiscuously, and in great profusion.
"Now come into the other room, I want to show you some pictures.'
"So, talking every minute, we went into the sitting-room, and drawing up rockingchairs, we sat down cosily together. 'I am going to have these photographs of these noble men all put into a frame together. I don't want them in an album, for I have to turn and turn the leaves so much. I want them in a frame, so I can get the inspiration from them at a glance. This is Samuel Coit, who did so much last winter in my behalf, and this is S. A. Hubbard of the Courant. This is Why I see that you know all of these noble souls. Well, I want to read you a letter he sent me,' and she slowly picked out the words of the writer who said, among other generous things, that he would be only too glad to load her down with any number of his books, and would send her a complete file of them. The letter was signed Samuel L. Clemens.
"And here is Major Kinney, and George G. Sumner, and Rev. Mr. Twichell. What grand good men they are. And this
you say you have heard him preach! How much I would give to hear that great scul speak,' and she handed me Rev. Mr. Kimball's photograph and several others, every one of which is more precious to her than gold. In this collection also were photographs of William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and other antislavery friends of hers, and I noticed several others of Garrison framed and hung about the house. When I expressed the opinion that the amount of her pension was too small in proportion to the
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25. (e) Daniel? Rutty, b. Aug 5, 1730, m. Jan. (23?), 1753, Mary Hodgkin, and had : 1. James, b. Feb. 22, 1754, d. Nov. 3, 1776 in his 23rd. year; he perhaps m. Jerusha Bebe whose death, Dec. 19, 1776, in her 27th. year is next to his. 2. Daniel, b. Mch. 10, 1756, d. July 1, 1760 called "the 2nd." 3. Mary, b. June 12, 1758. 4. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 5, 1760. 5. Daniel, b. Aug. 1, 1762, d. July 11, 1779, in his 17th year, he is called "3d." There is also death of Asa Rutty, Dec. 3, 1760, in his 17th year, and (torn) Rutty, May 1, 1763, in 47th year. Abel Clark m. Sept. 20, 1869 Mary Rutty. These dates are from Chloe Clark's Bible in possession of Mrs. J. C. Post, Ivoryton, Conn. Abel Clark's father and grand-father were both named Thomas. Able Clark (d. Mch. 11, 1805, in 81st year), and Mary (d. Dec. 24, 1817 in 87th year), had: I. Mary, b. Oct. 30, 1770 perhaps m. 1789 Abner Graves. II. Miriam bp. Dec. 30, 1772, m. Nathan Howell from Long Island and had : I. Philena, d. aet. I. 2. Polly d. aet. 22. 3. Unice, m. 1st. Joseph Clark, uncle.
to Joseph Carter Post, m. 2nd. Alanson son of Elisha and Sarah (Lewis) Wright. 4. Philena, b. Sept, 14, 1800, Killingworth, Conn., m. 1st. Richard Clark, m. 2nd. Horace Clark, Apr. 18, 1833. 5. John, d. aet. 20. 6. Cynthia, m. Ellsworth son of Elisha and Polly Bassett. 7. Lois, m. Phineas Bradley. 8. Elmira, d. young. It is said that Chloe Clark had a relative named Selah Wilcox.
59. Holmes.-Shubael, said to have been