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May 1 Daniel Skinner (Son of Deacon
Joseph and Mary (Grant)
1, 1703), aged 84 years.
5 David Craig, aged 39 years.
[George Smith and Anna Cook were married July 17, 1749),
aged 69 years. 19 Infant Child of Josiah Benton. 21 Samuel Shortman, aged 36 years. 23 Child of Joseph Day, aged 1 year. 26 Child of Barzillia Hudson, aged
3 years. 26 The wife of Daniel Curtiss, aged
49 years. June 2. Elizabeth Burn, aged 73 years.
4 Infant Child of Theodorus Barnot. 5 Thomas Henderson, aged 44
years. 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 (Mar
garet Seymour), aged 1/2 years. 14 The wife of John Watson[Sarah),
aged 38 years. 19 Mary Steele (widow), aged 94
years. 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
4 Epaphras Seymour (son of Capt.
Zebulon and Ann (Marsh)
months. 7 Infant Child of William L. Lloyd. 8 Sally Judd. Child of Bille (Bela) Burt, aged
8 months. 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. 25 Infant Child of David Greenleaf.
30 Samuel Drake, aged 29 years. Oct. I 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
years. 5 Child of Samuel Bolles, aged 1
year. 15 Elisha Dodd [Son of Edward and Rebecca
(Barnard) Dodd], aged 50 years.
Margaret Nicoll, aged 67 years.
30 Infant Child of Robert Seymour. Nov. 4. Child of Hamblin, aged 1 year.
4 Mrs. Susannah Hildrith (Hill
drup). [Thomas Hilldrup and Susannah Hull of Wethersfield were married June 30, 1777, by Rev. Mr. Jarvis of Middletown. (Hoadly's Annals of Christ
Church)], aged 44 years. Dec. 3 John Sheldon (Son of John and
Elizabeth (Pratt) Sheldon),
aged 77 years. 5 Infant child of Raphael, French
Infant child of Joseph Burr. 25 The Wife of Daniel Hopkins,
aged 1 year.
dau iter of James Mookler),
N connection with Mr. Norton's article plished. Is it not clear, senators, from this
on “Negro Slavery in Connecticut” brief narrative that this state is morally liain the June number of this magazine, ble for this great wrong, and that while we it is quite in keeping to give a short boast of our religious privileges and our account of the action taken by the state great educational advantages, our skilled to partially reimburse Prudence Crandall devices and our noble ancestors, we should Philleo for the outrageous persecution and look with shame upon this great wrong injuries done her which he has described. still remaining unrequited ? Great men, More than half a century later when she a Washington, a Putnam, a Garfield, a was old and indigent, the subject of Grant, die, and monuments are erected to granting her a pension by the State of their memories, but they are unconscious Connecticut was agitated at the session of of it. Has not this thought occurred to the General Assembly held in 1886 and you as to me? Oh! that he could have was, at first adversely reported by the known in his lifetime how great was the appropriations committee, but the senti- admiration of the people for him! Oh! ment of the people as expressed through that he could have known then that a the newspapers and elsewhere was grateful people would erect to his memory universally in her favor that the bill was an enduring tribute ! recommitted and finally passed, granting “Our heroine still lives and can know her $400 a year, $100 to be paid each and appreciate our acts in her behalf, and quarter commencing April 1, 1886, as if this general assembly shall even in part long as she should live. Prominent right this great wrong she will go down to among the workers for this measure was her grave, not only in peace, but with Stephen A. Hubbard of the Hartford gratitude for her native state. Courant and he ceaselessly advocated the “ See her in her little box house of granting of an annuity, to amend in some three rooms on the hillside in the west, measure, for the infamous blot upon the
eking out a scanty subsistence from a State's history and the injustice done her. second-bottom farm, still in debt for the
From the speech of Senator John W. material for enclosing it; and then recall Marvin of Saybrook, before the Senate the heroic struggle for usefulness in her upon the presentation of the bill for action, early days so completely frustrated-the the following is worthy of quotation : result of the legislation of her native state
“ As the death of the martyrs was the --and tell me if her wrongs should not be seed of the church, so truly was this redressed, and the hard lot now experioppression the seed of that anti-slavery enced by her should not be exchanged for movement that culminated in our recent
one of comparative ease and comfort. It Civil War and in the declaration of the
were an honor for any state to contribute memorable Lincoln, freeing millions of
for the support of a woman of such a human beings from bondage that no other history, but for us to do it is an act of way had ever been devised to be accom- right and justice.
“ Senators, have you a daughter or a hungry, coming so far,' and she urged the sister Aushed with youth and health, apple pie, ginger snaps, johnny-cakes, whose future is full of promise, whose potatoes, ham, bread and butter, and tea, delicacy and purity challenge the admira- upon me promiscuously, and in great protion of all who know her. Fancy her in fusion. the sheriff's custody at the instigation of a ruthless mob, and for conscience sake is “ 'Now come into the other room, I want cast into an assassin's cell, her couch a to show you some pictures.' murderer's couch, and then say if such an “So, talking every minute, we went into act should not be atoned for.
the sitting-room, and drawing up rocking"Is it said that there is no law for this chairs, we sat down cosily together. "I appropriation? If there were law the case am going to have these photographs of would not be here. Causes that are tried these noble men all put into a frame by the General Assembly come to this as together. I don't want them in an album, a higher power. The General Assembly for I have to turn and turn the leaves so make laws and find and dispense equities much.
much. I want them in a frame, so I can in such cases.
get the inspiration from them at a glance. “Is it said that there is no precedent This is Samuel Coit, who did so much last for it? We are a precedent unto ourselves, winter in my behalf, and this is S. A. Huband the precedent that we will make to bard of the Courant. This is succeeding general assemblies shall be to Why I see that you know all of these do right; and let this our precedent last noble souls. Well, I want to read you a and be perpetuated for all coming time." letter he sent me,' and she slowly picked
In September, 1886, Mr. George B. out the words of the writer who said, Thayer, on his return trip from across the among other generous things, that he continent on a bicycle, called on Mrs. would be only too glad to load her down Philleo at her home at Elk Falls, Kansas, with any number of his books, and would and from the interesting account he has send her a complete file of them. The given in his book “ Pedal and Path" we letter was signed Samuel L. Clemens, quote the following portion :
" Just then Mrs. Philleo came in and 5* And here is Major Kinney, and said cordially, 'I am glad to see anyone
George G. Sumner, and Rev. Mr. Twichell. from good old Connecticut.' As she What grand good men they are. And this removed her bonnet, it showed a good - you say you have heard him preach! growth of sandy gray hair, smoothed back How much I would give to hear that with a common round comb, and cut great scul speak,' and she handed me straight around, the ends curling around Rev. Mr. Kimball's photograph and several in under and in front of her ears; of me- others, every one of which is more predium height, but somewhat bent and spare, cious to her than gold. In this collection and with blue eyes, and a face very also were photographs of William Lloyd wrinkled, and rather long; her chin quite Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and other antiprominent, and a solitary tooth on her slavery friends of hers, and I noticed upper jaw, the only one
seen in her
several others of Garrison framed and mouth.
hung about the house. When I expressed "She smiled with her eyes, and with a the opinion that the amount of her penpleasant voice, said : ‘Come, you must be sion was too small in proportion to the
only knew how happy I am, and how thankful I am to them, it would make them happy too.'”
Her pension was regularly paid, every quarter by the Comptroller of the state through 1886, '87, '88 and '89, including the payment of January 1, 1890.
She passed away at her home in Elk Falls, January 28, 1890, and the Comptroller's report shows an item of $31.00 paid to the estate of Prudence Crandall Philleo on February 10, 1891, to balance the claim.
Although the amount was small, out of all proportion to the loss inflicted, it is a satisfaction to know that the people of Connecticut made restitution, in part at least, to Prudence Crandall.
“The last thing that she said as I left her was, “ If the people of Connecticut
TO THE CONNECTICUT RIVER.
BY ARTHUR FREMONT RIDER.
Flow on! oh noble river, grander far
For me, from mountain source to ocean bar,
Now can I think, indeed, and think of thee;
And brimming onward to the silent sea,
How many lessons have thy waters taught?
What unknown wonders have thy waters wrought?
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to Joseph Carter Post, m. 2nd. Alanson 25. (c) Daniel? Rutty, b. Aug 5, 1730,
son of Elisha and Sarah (Lewis) Wright. m. Jan. (23?), 1753, Mary Hodgkin,
4. Philena, b. Sept, 14, 1800, Killingand had : 1. James, b. Feb. 22, 1754,
worth, Conn., m. ist. Richard Clark, d. Nov. 3, 1776 in his 23rd. year; he
m. 2nd. Horace Clark, Apr. 18, 1833. perhaps m. Jerusha Bebe whose death, 5. John, d. aet. 20. 6. Cynthia, m. Dec. 19, 1776, in her 27th. year is next
Ellsworth son of Elisha and Polly to his. 2. Daniel, b. Mch. 10, 1756,
Bassett. 7. Lois, m. Phineas Bradley. d. July 1, 1760 called “the 2nd.” 3. 8. Elmira, d. young. It is said that Mary, b. June 12, 1758. 4. Elizabeth,
Chloe Clark had a relative named b. Apr. 5, 1760. 5. Daniel, b Aug. 1,
Selah Wilcox. 1762, d. July 11, 1779, in his 17th year,
QUERIES. he is called “ 3d.” There is also death 59. Holmes.-Shubael, said to have been of Asa Rutty, Dec. 3, 1760, in his 17th born in or near Schenectady, N. Y., year, and (torn) Rutty, May 1, 1763, Deborah dau. of David Small of Falin 47th year. Abel Clark m. Sept. 20, mouth, Mass., and had : 1. Jamesa, m. 1869 Mary Rutty. These dates are and had: James3 of Taunton. from Chloe Clark's Bible in possession Lorine?, m. Mr. Sawyer. 3. Susan, of Mrs. J. C. Post, Ivoryton, Conn. (half-sister) m. Capt. Perry of Prov., Abel Clark's father and grand-father
R. I. 4.
- -2, (half-sister) m. were both named Thomas. Able Clark Mr. Spooner of Prov. 5. Hiram, b. (d. Mch. 11, 1805, in 81st year), and Sept. 8, 1817, Prov. m., Ist, Elizabeth, Mary (d. Dec. 24, 1817 in 87th year),
dau. of Peter L. and Betsey (Chapman) I. Mary, b. Oct. 30, 1770 Avery and : 1. Elizabeth", m. David perhaps m. 1789 Abner Graves. II. Newcomb. Hiram”, m. 2nd, Nancy Miriam bp. Dec. 30, 1772, m. Nathan Avery, sister of Elizabeth, and had : 2. Howell from Long Island and had : Susan. 3. Hiram Cliffords, m. Mary Philena, d. aet. I.
2. Polly d. aet. 22. Elizabeth Dyer. 4. Hattie Freeman 3. Unice, m. ist. Joseph Clark, uncle Lewis3, m. Fred. Lee.