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1 Samuel WATKINSON (1745-1816)  Communications in 1768 were not quick. Samuel and Sarah married in June. Sarah's father wrote to Samuel on 11 November from Mount Stewart "Your brother in law's letter of 18 Ult. informed of your marriage with my daughter Sally. I have nothing further to offer upon the occasion, further than most sincere prayers for your mutual happiness. A visit from you when business will allow will be extremely acceptable to your friends particularly to, Dear Sir, very affectionately yours, David Blair". David wrote at greater length to Sarah. Robert Milbank tells us that Samuel and Sarah migrated to the United States in 1795, taking with them 12 children. Samuel was then 50 and Sarah 52, and they had been married for 27 years. They went to Middletown, Connecticut. This Samuel was a contemporary of Saml Watkinson of the Farm Jrnl. Three Samls were cousins. His g'father John Watkinson left him 12 acres known as Ratchins in B Notley. From the "Memorials" of Mrs Gilbert (formerly Ann Taylor, Lavenham friend of the Watkinson children) comes this description. The Revd Isaac Taylor, her father, records that it was Mr Watkinson "in his pattens full three inches high, that carried him, bright shoe buckles and all, clear of the mud" who, at Lavenham, first availed himself "on Sunday at least of a happy novelty of that age of marvels - an umbrella ! And what sort of a thing was this ? A handle it had like the mast of a yacht and a covering of oil-skin tarpauling and whalebone ribs. The weight must have exceeded that of a soldier's mustket". Samuel/Sarah & family landed at Boston 5/10/1795. It has been said that the Watkinson trained their children well for their advancement in their bnew country. In almost every case they married "correctly" and formed the allicances with major families that were essential for success in a time when trade was heavily dependent on absolute trust.
Sp. Sarah BLAIR (1743-1819) ; m. 10 Jun 1768, Lavenham Sarah was a daughter of David Blair of Dalry, Ayrshire (source Edward Blair Watkinson). He was Laird of Giffordland (Peter Murray). IGI shows Sarah Blair dau of David Blair baptised Dalry Ayr 24/5/1738 & again 10/12/1742. Perhaps the first infant Sarah died. Refs 7628701 & 8420130. Also, David Blair m Anne Blair, Dalry 19/8/1742. Also four earlier baptisms of Margaret, William, Grissel & John, chn of David Blair, Dalry in 1730/31/34/ 40. Perhaps David remarried in 1742, perhaps to a cousin. Sarah was a fourth cousin of James Boswell (1740-1795).
1 Mary WATKINSON (1769-1840)  Mary was born at 7 in ye morning (family bible) She was baptised by Mr Kelling? of Stambourne
Sp. Joseph PERKINS ( -1832) ; m. 13 Nov 1803 Birth and death dates are from his cemetery record. From Rockwell Newsletter #12: Was a soldier in the Revolutionary War & later a major in the CT militia. Was a physician and also a merchant. His house built in 1814 still stands. Mary Watkinson Perkins inherited the property. In 1924 it passed to his great granddaughter Mary Watkinson Rockwell Cole. The cemetery record is for the cemetery at Ark and Arcadia Streets, Norwich CT, submitted by Susan Sumara, 1999.
1 Mary Watkinson PERKINS ( -1887)  Mary married John A Rockwell, according to Edwd Blair Watkinson. Rockwell News Letter #12 says she was the eldest Perkins child, and married John Arnold Rockwell, a lawyer. They lived in the Perkins home and enlarged it. John Rockwell was in the CT legislature and then in the US House of Representatives (1847-49). The Rockwells are said to have had five children with only three reaching maturity. Peter Murray's list shows a first child as Mary Rockwell.
Sp. John Arnold ROCKWELL ( - ) 
1 Joseph Perkins ROCKWELL ( - )  He was "P B" at Yale in 1868. This and some other Rockwell information are from www.vcnet.com/fishell/biographies.html Probably born in the 1830s.
2 John A ROCKWELL ( - )  He was an MD, lived for a time in Lisbon CT on the Tracy farm which he owned for a while. He has been reported as born in 1831, marrying Martha D Ayres about 1868. Martha was born on 29 October 1836.
3 Alfred Perkins ROCKWELL ( - )  Graduate of Yale 1855, and later a Yale professor. Reported as marrying a Katherine V Foote about 1865. He was a colonel in the 6th Connecticut Regt of volunteers in 1865, getting his "brevet" on 13 March 1865. He is mentioned by Stapleton "I think particularly of Alexander Dallas Bache, Joseph Henry and Alfred Perkins Rockwell, whose accounts are in the following bibliography. In 1896 Alfred wrote "Roads and Pavements in France", apparently a book for children.
2 Joseph PERKINS (1806-1818)  Birth and death dates are from his father's cemetery record.
3 Alfred E PERKINS ( -1834)  Cemetery record for his father says that Alfred was an MD, and died in his 25th year, thus born about 1809.
2 Sarah WATKINSON (1770-1830)  Married Jacob Pledger of Little Baddow. Their six children all died unmarried. The family clearly went with the Watkinsons to New England. Marriage 10/5/1792 Sarah was baptised by Mr Blomfield of Nayland (family bible) Jacob Pledger died in 1821 (family bible) All her children died before her (family bible)
Sp. Jacob PLEDGER ( -1822) ; m. 10 May 1792, Lavenham
1 Sarah PLEDGER ( - ) 
2 Elias PLEDGER ( - ) 
3 Henry G PLEDGER ( -1823) 
4 George PLEDGER ( -1806) 
5 Marian PLEDGER ( -1810) 
6 Eliza PLEDGER ( -1817) 
3 John Revell WATKINSON (1772-1836)  Married Hannah Hubbard of Middletown. Left two children, Jane and John H. As his widowed g/mother married John Revel, this would account for his given name. John Revell died 10/4/1766. Note also that there was another Revell marriage in the Watkinson family. John built Middletown's 2nd woollen mill 1814. Peter Murray - there was a first child, Samuel, b 1807, d 1808. Jane m Wolcott Huntington. John m Catherine Stebbins and had a dau Jane Hunt- ington Watkinson (an IGI source). The children of Jane and Wolcott have portraits of Samuel and Sarah Watkinson, Sarah's by Gainsborough.
Sp. Hannah HUBBARD ( - ) ; m. 26 Nov 1805
1 Samuel WATKINSON (1807-1808) 
2 Jane Elizabeth WATKINSON (1809-1890) 
Sp. Walcott HUNTINGTON ( - ) ; m. 10 May 1837
3 John Hubbard WATKINSON (1815- ) 
Sp. Catherine STEBBINS ( - ) 
1 Jane Huntington WATKINSON ( - ) 
Sp. Frank J NORTON ( - ) 
1 Chauncey Williams NORTON ( - ) 
2 John Watkinson NORTON ( - ) 
3 Walcott Huntington NORTON ( - ) 
4 Samuel WATKINSON (1773- )  Edwd Blair Watkinson gives Samuel's date of birth as 6/9/1778. Very probably there were two Samuels, one dying young. Edwd says he died 6/9/1798 in New York and was buried in St Paul's churchyard. Edwd also says that he died of yellow fever, like his brother Richard. Peter Murray says he died at 25 yrs, which is consistent with the earlier date of birth. Samuel was born about 3 in ye morning. The Rankin web site gives Samuel's death as 6 September 1799.
5 Elizabeth WATKINSON (1775-1828)  Married Alexander Collins, lawyer, in Middletown, seven children. (Peter Murray mentions 9 children, tho we only have 7 names from Edward Blair Watkinson). Elizabeth was born about 4 in ye morning.
Sp. Alexander COLLINS ( -1815) ; m. 2 Sep 1802, Middletown, Connecticut Alexander & Elizabeth lived on the east corner of Broad & Church Streets in Middletown. An Alexander Collins, lawyer, graduated at Yale in 1795. The same source reports his death on 14/9/1815 ged 41, putting his birth at about 1774. A web page on CT family lines gives his parents as General Augustus Collins and May Chittenden, and his dob as 4 September 1774. All the dates seem consistent.
1 Caroline COLLINS (1806-1822) 
2 Samuel Watkinson COLLINS (1802-1871)  Founder of the Collins Manufacturing Company (Peter Murray). From the Connect- icut Quarterly of 1895/Q3: "In 1826 three young men, Samuel W Collins, his brother David C Collins and cousin William Wells came out from Hartford (to Canton CT). By about 1830 they were making and selling quality axes, made by Collins and Company." See also "Rum and Axes ..." by Janet Siskind, 2001, and review in www.eh.net/bookreviews/library/0523.shtml.
Sp. Sarah H COLT ( -1889) ; m. 5 May 1824
1 Richard Alsop COLLINS (1825- ) 
2 Howard S COLLINS (1827- ) 
Sp. Alice TERRY ( - ) ; m. 25 Feb 1856, Hartford, CT
1 Faith Wadswoth COLLINS ( - ) 
2 Alice COLLINS ( - ) 
3 Alice COLLINS (1832- ) 
4 Mary COLLINS (1833- ) 
5 Elizabeth COLLINS (1838-1867) 
3 David Crittenden COLLINS (1805- )  Partner with Samuel W. in Collins and Company, axe manufacture.
Sp. Clarissa May ELY ( - ) ; m. 3 Jul 1832
4 William Augustus COLLINS ( -1829)  He died at St Croix in the West Indies.
5 Alexander Blair COLLINS (1803-1805) 
6 Almira COLLINS ( -1846)  Almira married the Revd Theodore M Dwight. She left one son, Mason Dwight.
7 Amelia COLLINS ( - )  Amelia married Dr Brinsmade (Edwd Blair Watkinson). This was apparently the Revd Horatio N Brinsmade.
8 Alexander COLLINS (1811-1828) 
6 Richard WATKINSON (1776-1798)  Richard was a major benefactor of the city of Hartford, founding the Watkinson Library, the Watkinson School and the Watkinson Prisoners Aid Society. He was a founder and a first trustee of Trinity College, Hartford. Died 1857. This information from Bob Milbank. But Edward Blair Watkinson says he died 1798 of yellow fever & was buried beside Samuel. The Rankin web site says 1799. He was born at 10 O'clock at night.
7 David WATKINSON (1778-1857)  Married Olive Hudson of Hartford, no children. He founded the Watkinson Library, Watkinson Farm School, and made many large bequests in his will. He and Olive are buried in the Old North Cemy, Hartford. He erected a monument to his parents and their 12 children. First worked in a NY Counting House, set up business in Hartford 1800 with brother William. Retired with a fortune in 1841 (see www.famousamericans/davidwatkinson/) According to papers from Peter Murray, David was survived by 30 nieces and nephews and he left $10000 to each of them.
Sp. Olive HUDSON (1781-1849) ; m. 22 May 1803
8 William WATKINSON (1779-1852)  He was born at 7 O'Clock at night. Was in business with his brother David in Hartford.
Sp. Elizabeth A MCCALL ( -1850) ; m. 6 Feb 1823, New York
1 Joseph Sanford WATKINSON ( -1862)  Died unmarried.
2 Jane Cummings WATKINSON ( - )  Married her cousin Elias Gill (Edwd Blair Watkinson). Acc Peter Murray there were four children.
Sp. Elias GILL ( - ) 
1 Mary GILL ( - ) 
2 Emily GILL ( - ) 
3 William GILL ( - ) 
4 Elisabeth GILL ( - ) 
3 Mary Perkins WATKINSON ( - )  Married a Bacon (Edwd Blair Watkinson). Peter Murray adds - they had 2 children.
Sp. Dr Truman F BACON ( - ) 
1 Jane BACON ( - ) 
2 Helen BACON ( - )  Her spouse was an Odell. She died in 1928.
9 Ann WATKINSON (1781-1836) 
Sp. James Hancox WELLS ( -1857) ; m. 4 Oct 1803 Peter Murray records that James and Ann(e) had nine children.
1 Jane WELLS (1808-1884) 
Sp. Joseph HOWARD ( -1837) ; m. 21 May 1833 Son of Thomas Howard of Providence, RI.
1 Mary HOWARD (1834-1835) 
2 Joseph HOWARD (1856- ) 
Sp. Mary NORRIS ( -1873) ; m. 3 Mar 1853
1 May HOWARD (1854- ) 
2 Elisabeth HOWARD (1856- ) 
3 Joseph HOWARD (25-1926) 
Sp. Bella MCLAREN ( - ) 
Sp. William GREEN ( - ) ; m. 20 Jun 1855
2 John Freme WELLS (1810- ) 
Sp. Rebecca COLT ( - ) ; m. 30 Apr 1834
1 William WELLS (1835- ) 
2 John Wm WELLS (1837- ) 
3 Henry C WELLS (1839-1919) 
4 Charles H WELLS (1841- ) 
5 Edward WELLS (1846- ) 
6 Mary E WELLS (1847- ) 
3 Mary Watkinson WELLS (1815- ) 
4 James Hancox WELLS (1817-1872) 
Sp. Susan Ann HAYDEN ( - ) ; m. 26 Feb 1840
1 James Hayden WELLS (1843- ) 
Sp. Lillian SYKES ( - ) 
1 Anita WELLS ( - ) 
2 James hayden WELLS ( - ) 
2 Francis WELLS (1845-1926) 
Sp. Mary S MATHIESON ( -1927) ; m. 20 May 1874
3 Alfred WELLS (1847-1848) 
5 Edward Watkinson WELLS (1819- ) 
6 William WELLS (1804-1831)  Died at the home of his uncle William Wells, Cambridge Mass, and buried there.
7 Martha WELLS (1806-1806) 
8 James WELLS (1812-1814) 
9 Elizabeth Blair WELLS (1822-1890) 
Sp. Charles Townsend HUBBARD ( - ) ; m. 27 Mar 1855 The Hubbard Estate was in Weston, Massachussetts. At one time it was 300 acres. It was established in 1867 by Charles Townsend Hubbard, wealthy manufacturer of coarse fabrics and rope made of jute fiber grown in India. His son, Charles Wells Hubbard, and grandson, Charles Wells Hubbard Jr., continued the estate tradition through the 1940s, and family members continued to live in the area until recent years.
1 Charles Wells HUBBARD (1856- ) 
Sp. Anne Laurens SWANN (1867- ) ; m. 3 Jun 1889
1 Charles Wells HUBBARD ( - ) 
2 Elizabeth Blair HUBBARD ( - ) 
2 Anne HUBBARD (1858- ) 
Sp. Bancroft DAVIS ( - ) 
10 Edward WATKINSON (1783-1841)  Peter Murray - Edward joined his brothers Wm and David in the w/sale business founded by David. Later he owned (with David and Robt) the Union Mfg Co, with factories in Manchester & Marlboro. Peter's information shows Edward dying 17/2/1841. He was born at 2 O'Clock in the afternoon. A paper from Robt Rowen gives Edward's death as Feb 18, 1841. This paper also says that Edward & Lavinia had 11 children. We show 8 at this stage. There is a reference to a son David who died in 1846 aged 20. The Rankin web site also gives his date of death as 17 February.
Sp. Lavinia HUDSON (1784-1859) ; m. 3 Sep 1810, Hartford, Connecticut Dau of Barzillai & Hannah (Bunce) Hudson, publishers of the venerable Courant n/paper. Lavinia and Olive Hudson were sisters.
1 Edward Blair WATKINSON (1813-1884)  Via Bob Milbank we have a list of the Watkinson family written by Edward Blair Watkinson on 26/11/1863 and sent to his cousin Isaac Morris Milbank. Edward says that his parents left 8 children but he has only named seven. Edward died after three weeks of typhoid fever.
Sp. Jane F A ABERNETHY ( -1867) ; m. 9 Nov 1834, Harwinton?, Connecticut Of Harwinton, Connecticut. Peter Murray's notes give year of death as 1874. There were no children.
Sp. Louisa STONE (1842-1913) ; m. 18 Oct 1876 Louisa was the dau of Revd Collins Stone of Hartford, pioneer educator of the deaf and dumb. Her mother was Ellen Jane Gill, g/dau of Samuel & Sarah Watkinson. Louisa was 29 yrs younger than Edward Blair.
1 Helen Louise WATKINSON (1877- )  Copy of photograph of Helen (aged three & a half) in Dec 1880
Sp. Willard B KELLETT ( - ) ; m. 20 Aug 1921
2 Grace Blair WATKINSON (1879-1959)  BA and MA in Zoology at Smith College, Mass. Studied in Germany, Switzerland and italy (PhD Zurich 1908). Marine biologist. Esperanto and many other interests. Photo of Gracie aged 21 months together with sister Helen, taken December 1880, sent to us by Peter Murray.
Sp. Richard Werner MARCHAND ( -1936) ; m. 1911, London The Bernard Becker Medical Library includes a reference to a book by Richard Werner Marchand. It was published in 1920 in New York by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, entitled "The early stages of tabanidae (horse-flies)" and was bound together with another of his works "Studies on hook-worm infection in Brazil".
1 John Felix MARCHAND (1912- ) 
2 Erich Watkinson MARCHAND (1914-1999)  The Harvard Magazine says that Erich died in Rochester NY. He was emeritus professor of mathematics at Rochester, a chess lifemaster, US amateur champion and also NY State champion 4 times. Survived by his wife and two daughters.
Sp. Dorothy LAIRD ( - ) 
1 Carol MARCHAND ( - )  Carol is mentioned in Erich's obituary as Carol Hope.
2 Pamela MARCHAND ( - )  Pamela is mentioned in Erich's obituary as Pamela Marchand-Tomo
3 Doris Louise MARCHAND (1916-1984) 
Sp. Robert George Everitt MURRAY (1919- ) ; m. 15 Jan 1944, Montreal
1 Alice Blair MURRAY (1944- ) 
Sp. Norman Frances RAE ( - )  Is this the Norman Rae who is CEO of Cescom in Canada, a former manager in R&D, graduating at McGill University in 1966 ?
1 Ian Francis RAE ( - ) 
2 Paul Anthony RAE ( - ) 
3 Robin Marc Charles RAE ( - ) 
2 Peter Everitt MURRAY (1946- ) 
Sp. Dianne Grace HART ( - ) 
1 Andrew Blair Everitt MURRAY ( - ) 
2 Ryan Alexander Everitt MURRAY ( - ) 
3 Thomas Everitt MURRAY (1948- ) 
3 Mary Stone WATKINSON (1881-1898)  Two delightful photographs of Mary aged 3 yrs and 8 yrs from Peter Murray.
2 Maria WATKINSON (1817-1885)  They had one child.
Sp. Edward W NICHOLS ( -1871) ; m. 26 Apr 1853 He was a portrait painter. Died at Peekskill, NY.
1 Edward Leamington NICHOLS (1854- )  He married Ida Preston of Dover, New York. Two children. He taught at the University of Kansas and in 1886 became a Professor of physics at Cornell University. In 1904/1909 he was president of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. In 1893 he had been a co-founder of Physical Review, one of the leading journals in the field of physics. In 1928 he was awarded the Rumford Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his work in research on spectrophotometry.
1 Elizabeth NICHOLS ( - ) 
2 Robert NICHOLS ( - ) 
3 Alfred WATKINSON (1818-1891) 
Sp. Jane HUDSON (1824-1900) ; m. 28 May 1844 Daughter of Hon. David Hudson of Geneva, New York.
1 Herny WATKINSON (1845- ) 
2 Alice WATKINSON (1846-1895) 
Sp. Horace S ANDREWS ( - ) ; m. 18 Jun 1874
3 David II WATKINSON (1848-1917) 
Sp. Sarah Ann BARRETT ( -1895) ; m. 16 Jul 1873
1 Ellen WATKINSON (1873- ) 
2 Alfred Hudson WATKINSON (1875-1926) 
Sp. Anna A HORTON ( - ) ; m. 24 Oct 1900
1 John Alden WATKINSON (1906- )  The Bard College student magazine for 1 March 1929 carries an article by John Alden Watkinson entitled "The Russian mind in fiction" (internet)
2 Jane Horton WATKINSON (1908- ) 
Sp. Theodore S HART ( - ) ; m. 2 Jun 1928 A Theodore S Hart was picked up, date unknown, for intoxication in Bleecker Street, which is a bustling little street in Greenwich Village, New York.
1 Joanne HART (1929- ) 
3 Mary Wells WATKINSON (1887- ) 
4 Olive Hudson WATKINSON (1888- ) 
5 Edith Barrett WATKINSON (1888-1890) 
4 Caroline Hudson WATKINSON (1853-1919) 
5 John Russell WATKINSON (1856- ) 
Sp. Clara L BUNNELL ( - ) ; m. 9 Oct 1895
4 Anne WATKINSON (1820-1895)  She was widowed in the year of her marriage. She died at Peekskill, New York. We originally recorded her as Anne. Papers from Peter Murray give her as Anna Olivia.
Sp. Dr Lucius ABBOTT ( - ) ; m. 18 Jun 1863
5 Margaret WATKINSON (1823-1848)  There were no children.
Sp. Dr Daniel BROOKS ( - ) ; m. 22 Oct 1846 Of Brooklyn, New York.
6 Emily WATKINSON (1828-1901)  PM gives death as 11/3/1901.
Sp. Edward Erastus RANKIN (1820-1889) ; m. 13 Oct 1847 Son of a prosperous Newark NJ hat manufacturer, William Rankin 1785/1869. His mother was Abigail Ogden, 1789/1876. His family migrated back from Nova Scotia to New Jersey around 1800. Edward was a Doctor of Divinity. An internet item notes that he was for many years the pastor of the Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut.
1 Margaret RANKIN (1849-1856) 
2 Edward Watkinson RANKIN (1850-1932) 
Sp. Catherine Bogart PUTNAM ( - ) ; m. 3 Jun 1884, Albany, NY From the Internet : For Catherine Putnam Rankin, preservation of her past (through tracing her lineage, documenting family histories and accumulating family heirlooms) was a way to cope with changes in her community. The railroad, breweries, iron foundries and other industrial developments were intruding on the pastoral landscape; and new homes and apartments (to meet the needs of rapid population increases) began to crowd existing homes, including the Rankin mansion of Cherry Hill. New faces began to emerge as well. A rising class of wealthy businessmen, who made their fortunes from blossoming industries, appeared above the existing upper class (such as the Rankins). The working class poor rose in numbers during this same time. By the close of the 19th century greater than one-third of Albany’s residents were immigrants, and the early part of the 20th century saw large numbers of African Americans migrate to northern cities. Perceiving pressure from “above” and “below,” Catherine Putnam Rankin (“Kitty Putnam”), like others in her class, justified their own position in society by defiling others. The new millionaires were “ostentatious,” and the poor were “crude.” The stereotypes they held were also expressed through anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic and anti-suffrage sentiments—defense mechanisms employed to protect their own class. Kitty and her peers “proved” their refinement by acting, dressing and entertaining in a certain manner, engaging in leisure activities (such as needlework), tracing their English/Dutch lineage back to the first settlers and belonging to exclusive clubs. Kitty also expressed her “nobility” through colonial revival—recreating at Cherry Hill her family’s colonial past. She not only collected and preserved her family’s belongings but also embraced its values, rooted in “better days,” seeking morality while surrounded by decadence. Anti-suffrage Closely tied to its fears about the “lower” classes were the family’s political views. Emily Rankin (Kitty’s daughter and Cherry Hill’s last owner) opposed the right of women to vote not because she didn’t want to vote but because she felt that immigrants and the working classes were incapable of understanding politics. Emily was the recording secretary for the New York State Association Opposed to Women's Suffrage, headquartered on State Street, and her collection of papers includes copies of The Anti-Suffragist, that organization’s quarterly paper. The publication’s fourth, 1909, edition cited papers that had been read at legislative hearings. One statement was from Miss Mary Dean Adams, Investigator for the NYS Commission of Immigration, who believed that giving women the vote would create a “vast mob of excitable women . . . rushing madly to the polls. They might be compared to a political Frankenstein whom its creators were powerless to either check or control.” She also said the following: “It seems unfortunate that all advocates of suffrage have not had the opportunity of being present, as have I, at tenement-house quarrels on the lower East Side, and seen angry females ready to scratch each other’s eyes out over some trifle; for one who has seen these things, it requires not a very vivid imagination to picture the awful state of discord and confusion which would be the inevitable result of votes for women.” The Anti-Suffragist was among many publications printed by the Association; Emily’s papers contained reprinted articles from several New York and Massachusetts newspapers, as well as some from as far away as Utah and London. In addition, the collection contains personal letters and oral histories discussing anti-suffragist views and activities. Emily had attended Smith College in Massachusetts, and one roommate, Dorothy Scribner, expressed great shock at Emily’s stance: “Oh, Emily, how could you? How could you go four years through Smith and take psychology and sociology courses galore and be my roommate for a year and then turn around an go and be a recording secretary for the Anti-Suffrage Society? I’m s’prised at you!" Another of Emily’s Smith College roommates was not surprised. Marian Biglow, in an oral history interview, said, "No, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised. Emily wouldn’t want that kind of demonstrating friends. She disliked anything that was rough, unseemly. And you know the suffragettes were a pretty crazy bunch at times. I had no use for them."
1 Edward Elmendorf RANKIN (1885- )  Born in the Cherry Hill mansion, Albany. He graduated at Princeton 1909 and Harvard Law School 1910.
2 Herbert Edward RANKIN (1887- )  Graduated at Princeton in 1909, was the Sayre Fellow in chemistry 1909-10 and Assistant in Chemistry 1910.
3 Emily Watkinson RANKIN (1889- )  She was at Smith College, the class of 1911. Became a fierce opponent of women's suffrage.
3 Isaac Ogden RANKIN (1852-1936)  Editor of the Congregationalist, a magazine publication. He took his AB at Princeton in 1873, his AM in 1876 and BD in 1877 at Union Theological Seminary
Sp. Martha CLARK (1855-1934) ; m. 23 Jun 1880 The Rankin family histories say that Martha was from "Springfield, Mass."
1 Hugh RANKIN (1881-1938)  Was at Yale 1903.
Sp. Harriet BARROWS ( - ) 
2 Margaret RANKIN (1886- )  Margaret married James M Barker.
3 Lawrence Avery RANKIN (1887-1955)  Florence was distantly related to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's family.
Sp. Florence DELANO (1894-1943) ; m. Nov 1917, Houston, Texas
1 Larry RANKIN (1918-1944) 
2 Shirley RANKIN (1920- ) 
Sp. Thompson BURGESS (1918- ) ; m. 27 Oct 1940, Jackson Heights, NY
3 William V James RANKIN (1927- )  Did major work on the family history, manually.
Sp. Eleanor REARDON (1901- ) 
4 Howard RANKIN (1939-1943) 
5 Martha Mary RANKIN (1943- )  Teaches Classical Languages at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University and City College, where she is an "adjunct professor of foreign languages".
Sp. Robert Gordon ROWEN (1938- ) ; m. 15 Jun 1968, New York, NY Library computerisation.
1 Catherine ROWEN (1969- ) 
6 Chris RANKIN (1944- ) 
Sp. Cheryle MALCOLM ( - ) 
4 Caroline Hall RANKIN (1855- )  There were no children.
Sp. John Rogers AYER (1856-1909) ; m. 23 Sep 1885, Newark, NJ John Rogers Ayer was born at South Killingly, Connecticut, Feb. 15, 1856, and was the oldest son of Reverend Charles L. and Mary Bishop Ayer, according to an internet item on the "class of 1879 at Hartford Public High School". He worked in orcharding, surveying and was a civil engineer for the New York Central Railroad, dying in 1909 in Richmond, Massachusetts.
5 James Hepburn RANKIN (1859-1876)  The Rankin web site gives his year of birth as 1858.
6 William IV RANKIN (1863-1943)  Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. The Rankin web site says his wife was Carrie Louise Rundle, and that their children were Teresa, Caroline and Wilhelmina. Could there be any confusion between Carrie and Corrie ?
Sp. Corrine WINTERS ( - ) ; m. 8 Jun 1903
7 John Luther RANKIN (1869- )  Graduated at Princeton 1892. Lawyer, lving in 1910 at South Orange, NJ. Three children, but the Rank web site says two, Langdon and Margaret.
Sp. Mary Wheelwright LANGDON ( - ) ; m. 17 Oct 1907, St George's, London
8 Richard Henry RANKIN (1869- )  LLB at New York Unoiversity. Married, with three children.
Sp. Alice Bisshop GIBB ( - ) ; m. 18 May 1904
1 De Guibe RANKIN ( - ) 
2 Violet RANKIN ( - ) 
3 Alice RANKIN ( - ) 
4 Audrey Sewell RANKIN ( - ) 
7 Harriet WATKINSON (1814-1884)  IGI for Connecticut: Harriet Watkinson, dau of Edward Watkinson, b c1820 in Hartford, CT. Paper from Robt Rowen gives her husband as Rev. Horace Hooker. He was probably editor of the Connecticut Observer in the 1830s. If so, he was born in Berlin, Connecticut in 1793, died Hartford 1864, graduated Yale 1815. HOOKER, Horace, author, born in Berlin, Connecticut, in 1793; died in Hartford, Connecticut, 17 December, 1864. He was graduated at Yale in 1815, and also studied at Andover theological seminary. Many years before his death, in connection with Reverend Thomas H. Gallaudet, he essayed the preparation of religious books for the young. He was for more than twenty years secretary of the Connecticut missionary society, and was for several years chaplain of the insane retreat at Hartford. As a writer he was distinguished for the elegance and purity of his style. Among his publications are the "Youth's Book of Natural Theology," and a series of twelve volumes on "Bible History."
Sp. Revd Horace HOOKER ( - ) 
1 Thomas HOOKER (1844-1922)  Married Margaret Averill but had no children. He was a lawyer in New York.
2 Mary HOOKER (1846-1887)  Mary and Clarence had one child, Harold, who died on 6 January 1887, five days before his mother.
Sp. Clarence L WESTCOTT ( - ) 
8 Samuel WATKINSON (1811-1812) 
9 David WATKINSON ( - )  Died unmarried
11 Jane WATKINSON (1785-1859)  She was born at noon
Sp. Samuel GILL ( -1826) ; m. 28 May 1804
1 Samuel GILL ( -1883)  Buried at Middletown, Connecticut
2 Alfred GILL ( - ) 
Sp. Mary SOUTHMAYD ( - ) 
1 Frederick GILL ( - ) 
2 Julia Maria GILL ( - ) 
3 John GILL ( - ) 
4 Ellen GILL ( - )  Ellen married Collins Stone (Edwd Blair Watkinson). The Revd Collins Stone was superintendent of the Deaf & Dumb asylum in Hartford from 1852. On 23 Dec 1870 Stone was visited by Dr Strong of Northfield College and took him for a carriage drive. He misjudged a rail crossing and the carriage was wrecked by the New Haven train. Collins Stone was killed and Strong badly injured.
Sp. Revd Collins STONE ( - ) ; m. "About 1838" He was Superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in Frankland County from 1852. In 1863 he was given honorary membership of a society for the deaf. One report on the deaf comments that he differed greatly from his predecessor in that he regarded those in the asylum purely as inmates to be administered. His predecessor had a real wish to benefit and improve their lot.
1 Edward Collins STONE (1840-1848) 
Sp. Mary WELLES ( - ) 
2 Louise STONE (1842- )  Is she the same person as Louisa Stone who became Edward Blair Watkinson's second wife ?
3 Catharine STONE (1844-1908) 
Sp. Job WILLIAMS ( - ) 
4 George Frederick STONE (1847-1927) 
Sp. Mary Horsford TRYON ( - ) 
5 Nellie STONE (1859- ) 
Sp. Thomas W GLEASON ( - )  An internet page mentions a letter of 1 July 1885 from W. S. Tower of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, to Thomas W. Gleason in Hartford, Connecticut. It concerns the payment of interest and a possible investment in land.
1 William Grant GLEASON (1890- ) 
2 Eleanor GLEASON (1891- ) 
3 Frederic C GLEASON (1893-1912) 
4 Katharine GLEASON (1897-1898) 
5 Elias GILL ( - ) 
Sp. Jane WATKINSON ( - ) 
6 Frederick GILL ( - ) 
7 George GILL ( - ) 
12 Robert WATKINSON (1786-1867)  Robert was the youngest of this large family and when Edwd Blair Watkinson wrote his family list he was the only one still living. He was then living in Hartford, Connecticut. He was born at 9 O'Clock at night Robert and Maria had two other children who died in infancy. Professor Ben F Hobbs of John Hopkins University is a descendant of Robert. He tells us that Robert made a fortune in hardware, enough to finance two subsequent generations of Anglican priests and to help with Ben's own undergraduate costs.
Sp. Maria CHAMPION ( -1874) ; m. 29 Jul 1811 Maria was a daughter of General Henry T Champion of Colchester, Connecticut.
1 Sarah Blair WATKINSON (1810- )  IGI gives birth year but no parent details. Info was supplied by relative Dimick Barker Huntington, film no. 0183587. Paper from Robt Rowen gives a queried son Robert H, and thence a further descendant Robert W Huntington. Whipple web site shows Sarah married Samuel Howard Huntington and their son was Robert Watkinson Huntington (1840-1917).
Sp. Samuel HUNTINGTON ( - )  Were the Huntingtons descended from General Jedidiah Huntington ?
1 Catherine Brinley HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
2 Maria Champion HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
3 Robert Watkinson I HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
Sp. Jane TRUMBULL ( - )  Daughter of Governor Jonathan Trumbull
1 Robert Watkinson II HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
Sp. Constance Willard HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
1 Robert Watkinson III HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
2 Mary Willard HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
3 John Willard HUNTINGTON ( - )  An internet item on the "class of 1879: at Hartford Public High School" has an entry for John W Huntington. It says he was born on 28/7/1859, also went to Trinity College, graduated in 1883, was in Hoboken, NY, when he fell ill, went to Florida to recover but died died on 22/11/1893. This information seems very likely to relate to John Willard H.
4 Sara Blair HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
5 Constance Willard HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
6 Trumbull HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
2 Daniel Trumbull HUNTINGTON (1868- )  Daniel became the missionary bishop of the P.E. church in Anking, China
Sp. Virginia HAIST ( - ) 
1 Jane Trumbull HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
2 Mary Champion HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
3 Jonathan Trumbull HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
4 Elizabeth Catherine HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
Sp. Unknown second WIFE ( - )  Robert had a daughter by his second wife.
4 Samuel HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
5 Henry K HUNTINGTON ( - ) 
6 Sarah Blair HUNTINGTON (1847- ) 
7 Elizabeth Adams HUNTINGTON (1847- ) 
Sp. Charles J COLE ( - ) 
1 Richard Huntington COLE ( - ) 
Sp. Alice G ENO ( - ) 
1 Amy Eno COLE ( - ) 
2 Francis Watkinson COLE ( - ) 
Sp. Grace KAUFMAN ( - )  Plainfield, NJ
1 Francis Watkinson II COLE ( - ) 
2 William Kaufman COLE ( - ) 
3 Charles James COLE ( - ) 
3 Sara Blair Huntington COLE ( - ) 
Sp. Eugene BALLARD ( - ) 
1 Elizabeth Huntington Cole BALLARD ( - ) 
2 Sara Blair Huntington BALLARD ( - ) 
3 Jacqueline BALLARD ( - ) 
4 Carolyn BALLARD ( - ) 
2 Elizabeth WATKINSON (1817- )  From the family list of Edwd Blair Watkinson it isn't quite clear whether Elizabeth Mary was a single daughter or whether there were two daughters Elizabeth and Mary. IGI on CD Rom shows birth of Elizabeth on 18/9/1817. Therefore probably a Mary as well.
Sp. Dr Nathan ADAMS ( - )  Dr Nathan Adams was a prominent and active member of Christ Church in Springfield Massachusetts. He donated the baptismal font. An internet item records that the church had to appoint a succession of curates, one of whom in 1874/75 was the Reverend John Lightner Egbert "who married Miss Ellen Watkinson". Ellen was the younger sister of Nathan Adams's wife Elizabeth Watkinson. My notes say that Dr Adams died in 1905.
3 Ellen WATKINSON ( -1874)  My earlier notes say she was unmarried. It would appear that she married the Reverend John Lightner Egbert when he was a curate at Christ Church in Springfield MA. Ellen's older sister Elizabeth was already married to Dr Nathan Adams who was prominent in that church.
4 Robert WATKINSON ( - )  It is recorded that he left home and nothing more is known of him.
5 Mary WATKINSON (1823-1908) 
Sp. John S GRAY (1816-1899) ; m. 9 May 1848
1 Ellen Watkinson GRAY (1849-1931) 
2 John Watkinson GRAY (1851-1892) 
Sp. Mary Clara BOLTER ( - ) 
1 Robert Watkinson GRAY (1876- )  Robert and Mary had two sons.
Sp. Mary KRAMER ( - ) 
2 Mary Bolter GRAY (1877- )  Ben Hobbs gives her as Mary Bartholomew Gray
Sp. Walter B PITKIN ( - )  Walter Pitkin was a professor at Columbia University. In 1934 he published a book called A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity. Old as it is, it's still a very good book. Some of Professor Pitkin's observations appear extraordinarily correct sixty years later. These comments appear in a review by Giancarlo Livraghi in 1996 as a special report for Entropy Gradient Reversal. (www.rageboy.com/Stupidity.html) Several other reviews of the book exist.
3 Claire GRAY (1880- ) 
Sp. William GILDERSLEEVE ( - )  Of Portland, Connecticut. They had two sons.
3 Annie GRAY (1852- ) 
Sp. Revd John Humphrey BARBOUR ( - ) ; m. 29 May 1854 He was a professor of Theology at Berkeley Theological Seminary. He was previously a priest at a German-speaking Episcopal church in Hartford.
1 Ellen Gray BARBOUR (1879- ) 
Sp. Dr Walter Ashley GLINES ( - ) ; m. 14 May 1907, Hartford, CT
1 Elizabeth GLINES (1908-1909) 
2 Virginia Speary GLINES (1911- )  An accomplished artist.
Sp. P R Herbert I MCCONNELL ( - ) ; m. 20 Jun 1933, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 Walter Glines MCCONNELL (1934- ) 
2 Frank Winston MCCONNELL (1936- ) 
3 Walter Allen MCCONNELL (1918- )  Adopted, brought to Puerto Rico in 1920.
2 Mary Watkinson BARBOUR (1884-1885)  Mary died on her first birthday.
3 Henry Gray BARBOUR (1886-1943)  He was a pharmacologist and toxicologist. He received an A.B. from Trinity College Hartford in 1906 and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1910. He was a fellow of JHU (1910-11) and conducted research at the universities of Freiburg (1911), Vienna (1912), and London (1913). He was assistant professor of pharmacology at Yale University (1912-1921); professor of pharmacology at McGill University (1921-23); professor of physiology and pharmacology at the University of Louisville (1923-31); associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology (1931-4) and research associate in pharmacology and toxicology (1940-43) in the school of medicine, Yale University. During World War I (1917-18), he experimented with poison gases for the American government. He ranked among the most eminent American pharmacologists and was an outstanding authority on body temperatures, a field in which he pioneered. He also made extensive researches into the effects of "heavy water" on mammals, ascertaining that a mammal when only one-fifth saturated with this fluid experienced a speeding up of life processes. Dr. Barbour contributed to many scientific journals, and was associate editor of "Archives internationale de pharmacodynamie et de therapie." H epublished "Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology" (1932) and wrote the article "Heat Regulation of Fever" in "Blumer’s Practioner’s Library." He died in New Haven, CT on Sept. 23, 1943.
Sp. Lilla CHITTENDEN (1884-1943) 
1 Henry Chittenden BARBOUR (1911-2000)  CONWAY - Henry Chittenden Barbour, 88, of Bolton Hill Road, North Conway, died on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a brief illness. He was born in Freiburg, Germany, the son of Henry G. and Lilla Chittenden Barbour and lived in London, England; Montreal, Quebec; Louisville, Ky.; and New Haven, Conn. as a boy. He attended high school in Louisville, Ky., and Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass. He received bachelor of science and master of forestry degrees from Yale University. After college he worked as a CCC group leader and in the forest products industry, and in forestry for several federal and state agencies. In 1950 he moved to Fryeburg, Maine, and spent most of the rest of his life working as a mineralogist and a lapidary. He was most happy when outdoors, and he hiked and skied and mined for semi-precious gems in the mountains of northern New England until his final illness. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the mountains, ponds, streams and trails. He was a member of St. Margaret's Anglican Church in North Conway, the Saco Valley Gem and Mineral Club and the Fryeburg Historical Society. He was on the board of trustees of Conway Memorial Hospital and a member of the Fryeburg Conservation Commission. He is survived by his son, Laurance C. Barbour of North Conway; his daughter, Susan B. Pallante of Clearwater, Fla.; his brother, Russell C. Barbour of Brownfield, Maine; his sister, Dorothy B. Slavich of Kerrville, Texas; and seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. His wife, Eva Watt Barbour, died in 1990 and his son, Jeffery W. Barbour, died in 1996. At his request there will be no service. Donations may be made to St. Margarets' Anglican Church, P.O. Box 1555, Conway, 03818. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg, Maine.
Sp. Marjorie CARMALT ( - ) 
Sp. Eva Watt BARBOUR ( -1990) 
1 Jeffery W BARBOUR ( -1996) 
2 Laurance C BARBOUR ( - )  Living in North Conway in 2000 (from her father's obituary). Now appears to be living in Gorham or Standish and playing bridge regulalrly at the Portland bridge club. Postal address is P O Box 1420, Standish ME 04084-1420. Her name is associated with Kassandra Barbour and her email address is given as kbarbour@@maine.rr.com.
3 Susan B BARBOUR ( - )  Her married name is Pallante, living in Clearwater, Florida.
2 Russell Chittenden BARBOUR (1920- )  A brief history of the Tweed-New Haven airport describes its development from an original area of forest and swampland. It includes a statement that a Russell Barbour started up one of the first "avionics" services in the area about 1956, maintaining and selling aircraft navigation and communication equipment. Still seems to living at Brownfield ME but the white pages say that his address is not available. The white pages search gives his age as about 83, which is correct.
Sp. Clara SAGLER ( - ) 
3 Dorothy Gray BARBOUR (1913- )  Her married name is Slavich, living in Texas in 2000. It would appear that her husband was Jerald Slavich, a music teacher, who died 4 February 2000 (he was born 27 January 1914 at Sacramento, California, and served in the army in WW2). Jerald and Dorothy lived in Kerrville. There are three children and a stepdaughter.
Sp. John Dickson HERSEY ( - ) ; m. 29 Jan 1936, New York
Sp. Jerald SLAVICH ( - ) ; m. 1990, Kerrville, Texas
4 Paul Humphrey BARBOUR (1888-1982)  He was a practising Episcopal priest until a year before his death, mainly in South Dakota (on several Indian reservations) and for shorter times in Hartford, CT. He translated an English hymnal into Lakota (the Sioux language)..
Sp. Mary Witter BAILEY (1888-1914) ; m. 18 Jun 1913, Sisseton Mary died in childbirth when working as a missionary on the Sisseton Indian reservation in South Dakota, together with her husband..
1 Paul Humphrey BARBOUR (1914-2000)  Yale University School of Medicine 1941
Sp. Gloria CONTINI ( -1975) ; m. 1946
1 Jeffrey Hart BARBOUR ( - )  Living in Plymouth, MA. Sells pollution control equipment.
Sp. Cyndi ROSTAD ( - ) 
1 Lincoln BARBOUR () 
2 Jessica BARBOUR () 
3 Grayson BARBOUR () 
Sp. Cozette UNKNOWN ( - ) ; m. "c1976"
Sp. Margaret Hart BAILEY (1885-1975) ; m. 2 Jul 1923, Shanghai
2 Mary Witter BARBOUR (1926-2003)  Mary was the only child of the second marriage of Paul Humphrey Barbour, probably born around 1920. It seemed that she probably married a Hobbs, and that her children included Mercy Hobbs (now the Very Revd Mercy Hobbs) and professor Ben F Hobbs. Those assumptions have proved correct.
Sp. Field Howard HOBBS ( -1994) ; m. 20 Jun 1953 Maquoketa, IA
1 Benjamin Field HOBBS () 
Sp. Julie Rae MCDILL ( - ) 
1 Jeannette Champion HOBBS () 
2 Paul McDill HOBBS () 
2 Sarah Wade HOBBS ( ) 
Sp. David MANNING ( - ) 
1 Elizabeth Hobbs MANNING () 
2 Emma Thiel MANNING () 
3 Tmothy Champion HOBBS ()  Carpenter in Salt Lake City
4 Mercy Gardiner HOBBS ()  Mercy Hobbs is now the wife of David Hussey, a youth pastor with the United Methodist Church.
1 CLAIRE ( - ) 
5 Mary Drake HOBBS ()  Living in West Mulkiteo, WA
Sp. Peter EDELMAN ( - ) 
1 René EDELMAN () 
2 Abigail EDELMAN ()