Suffield Historical Society

Family history of Thomas Huxley

 

 

++++++++++++    FIRST  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

1              Sergt Thomas Huxley       

 

                b. ca. 1641, England; d. 21 Jul 1721, Suffield, CT; son of Francis Huxley & Frances nln; m. May 1667, Hartford, CT, Sarah Spencer; dau. of Thomas Spencer & Sarah Bearding; b. ca. 1646, Hartford, CT; d. 24 Oct 1712, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Thomas Huxley, b. 7 Apr 1668, prob. Hartford, CT; d. 8 Oct 1712, Suffield, CT.

    2‑2       John Huxley, b. 1670, prob. Hartford, CT; m. (1) Elizabeth King; m. (2) Experience Gibbs.

    3‑3       Mary Huxley, b. 1672, prob. Hartford, CT; m. Ichabod Smith.

    4‑4       Elizabeth Huxley, b. 1673, prob. Hartford, CT; m. James King.

    5‑5       Sarah Huxley, b. 1675, prob. Hartford, CT; m. (1) James Barlow; m. (2) Ebenezer Smith; m. (3) Martin Kellogg.

    6‑6       Jared Huxley, b. 21 Jan 1679, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Hannah Smith; m. (2) Mary Norton.

    7‑7       Hannah Huxley, b. 3 Feb 1681, Suffield, CT; m. Matthew Copley.

       8       Nathaniel Huxley, b. 26 Aug 1683, Suffield, CT; d. 27 Jun 1685, Suffield, CT.

    8‑9       William Huxley, b. 26 Jun 1687, Suffield, CT; m. Mindwell Pope.

 

                Thomas Huxley of New Haven, 1660, was a servant of John Wakeman.  He was called servant in the will of Wakeman in which he bequeathed his gun to Thomas Huxley, providing Thomas "carried himself honestly and faithfully".  Mr. Wakeman's will was probated in Hartford, Sept 14, 1661.  We have every reason to believe that he accompanied his master to Hartford and that he was given the gun.

 

                Thomas Huxley, while seemingly of lowly origin, did nothing to tarnish the name.  Rather, he added to it as he advanced steadily in the communities in which he lived.  In May 1667, Thomas married Sarah, oldest daughter of Sergt. Thomas Spencer of Hartford.  

 

                He became the owner of several pieces of land in Hartford, he sold most of this land and removed to a new settlement, Suffield.  Here in 1678 he was granted 60 acres of land on High Street facing the Green.  He was voted a freeman in 1681, as a "householder and a member of ye church."  March 6, 1683 Thomas was elected to the office od Selectman, the highest local office of a settlement.  In 1681 he was chosen "a keeper of Public House of Entertainment."

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 13, 177, 199

 

 

++++++++++++    SECOND  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

2              John Huxley       

 

                b. 1670, prob. Hartford, CT; d. 15 Apr 1722, Suffield, CT; son of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. (1) 23 Jun 1698, Suffield, CT, Elizabeth King; dau. of James King & Elizabeth Fuller; b. say 1677; d. 5 Apr 1705, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       John Huxley, b. 12 Jun 1700, Suffield, CT; d. 2 Dec 1700, Suffield, CT.

 

                m. (2) 8 Nov 1706, Suffield, CT, Experience Gibbs; dau. of Samuel Gibbs & Hepzibah Dibble; b. 4 Apr 1673, Windsor, CT; d. 28 Apr 1740, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

    9‑2       John Huxley, b. 12 Jul 1707, Suffield, CT; m. Naomi Gray.

   10‑3      Elizabeth Huxley, b. 15 Oct 1710, Suffield, CT; m. Joseph Hastings.

 

                Elizabeth King doesn't show up in the King Genealogy.  She was probably born during the King Philip's War when Suffield was deserted.  She died as a young wife with no children that survived her so there would no reason for her to be in her father's will.

 

                John Huxley & Elizabeth King m. int. May 1698.

 

                John Huxley & Experience Gibbs m. int. 21 Sep 1706.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12

 

 

3              Mary Huxley       

 

                b. 1672, prob. Hartford, CT; d. 30 Dec 1749, Suffield, CT; dau. of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. ca. 1692, Northampton, MA, Ichabod Smith; son of Samuel Smith & Mary Ensign; b. 24 Jan 1670, Northampton, MA; d. 24 Jan 1757, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       child, b. Northampton, MA; d. 13 Feb 1693/94, Northampton, MA.

       2       Mary Smith, b. 20 May 1696, Northampton, MA; m. John Rising.

       3       Hannah Smith, b. 21 Jan 1698, Northampton, MA.

       4       Samuel Smith, b. 5 Nov 1700, Suffield, CT; m. Jerusha Mather.

       5       Ichabod Smith, b. 1 Jan 1707/08, Suffield, CT; m. Elizabeth Stedman.

       6       James Smith, b. 15 Mar 1710/11, Suffield, CT; m. Mercy Winchell.

       7       Joseph Smith, b. 1 Jan 1716/17, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Remington.

 

                Ichabod and his brother Ebenezer moved from Northampton, MA to Suffield, CT, about 1698.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 137

 

 

4              Elizabeth Huxley       

 

                b. 1673, prob. Hartford, CT; d. 20 Aug 1745, Suffield, CT; dau. of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. 23 Jun 1698, Suffield, CT, James King; son of James King & Elizabeth Fuller; b. 14 Mar 1675, Ipswich, MA; d. 15 Jul 1757, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Elizabeth King, b. 6 Aug 1699, Suffield, CT; m. Anthony Austin.

       2       James King, b. 18 Feb 1701, Suffield, CT; m. Miriam Hamblin.

       3       Thomas King, b. 2 Mar 1703, Suffield, CT; m. Susanna Jesse.

       4       John King, b. 17 May 1705, Suffield, CT; m. Parnel Holcomb.

       5       Ebenezer King, b. 8 Dec 1706, Suffield, CT; m. Abigail Seymour.

       6       Joseph King, b. 13 Aug 1709, Suffield, CT; m. Eunice Seymour.

       7       Nathaniel King, b. 2 Feb 1712, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Anne Trumble; m. (2) Mary Talmar.

       8       Amos King, b. 6 May 1715, Suffield, CT; d. 23 Oct 1745, Suffield, CT.

       9       Sarah King, b. 20 Aug 1720, Suffield, CT; m. Elijah Sheldon.

 

                Thomas King [?] & Elizabeth Huxley m. int. 1 May 1698.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 29

 

 

5              Sarah Huxley       

 

                b. 1675, prob. Hartford, CT; dau. of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. (1) 10 Jan 1687/88, Suffield, CT, James Barlow; son of Edmund Barlow & Marie Pemberton; b. ca. 1668, poss. Charleston, MA; d. 16 Mar 1689/90, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       James Barlow, b. 17 Jan 1688, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Harmon.

 

                m. (2) ca. 1693, Ebenezer Smith; son of Samuel Smith & Mary Ensign; bp. 1668, Northampton, MA; d. 15 Sep 1728, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       2       Sarah Smith, b. 17 Sep 1694, Northampton, MA; m. John Barber.

       3       Dorothy Smith, b. 21 Dec 1696, Hadley, MA; m. Isaac Kibbe.

       4       Ebenezer Smith, b. 12 Apr 1699, Suffield, CT; m. Christian Owen.

       5       Nathaniel Smith, b. 3 Mar 1701/02, Suffield, CT.

       6       Joanna Smith, b. 8 Jun 1703, Suffield, CT.

       7       Jonathan Smith, b. 1 Aug 1705, Suffield, CT; m. Susanna Johnson.

       8       Dorcas Smith, b. 19 Nov 1707, Suffield, CT; m. Joseph Hastings.

       9       Mary Smith, b. 26 Mar 1710, Suffield, CT; d. 26 Aug 1711, Suffield, CT.

       10     Mary Smith, b. 24 Jul 1713, Suffield, CT; d. 10 Apr 1716, Suffield, CT.

 

                m. (3) 5 Oct 1732, Suffield, CT, Martin Kellogg; son of Joseph Kellogg & Joanna Foote; b. 11 Aug 1653, Farmington, CT; d. Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 137, 177, 190

 

 

6              Jared Huxley       

 

                b. 21 Jan 1679, Suffield, CT; son of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. (1) 5 Nov 1706, Suffield, CT, Hannah Smith; d. 5 Jul 1708, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   11‑1      Johannah Huxley, b. 21 Jun 1708, Suffield, CT; m. Moses Kent.

 

                m. (2) 5 May 1709, Suffield, CT, Mary Norton; dau. of George Norton & Mercy Barber; b. 18 Jan 1684/85, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   12‑2      Jared Huxley, b. 14 Jun 1710, Suffield, CT; m. Martha Trumble.

   13‑3      Mary Huxley, b. 12 May 1712, Suffield, CT; m. Aron Godard.

       4       Sarah Huxley, b. 22 Jul 1714, Suffield, CT; d. 15 Aug 1714, Suffield, CT.

       5       Sarah Huxley, b. 1 Jul 1716, Suffield, CT.

       6       Mercy Huxley, b. 5 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT; d. 6 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT.

       7       Mercy Huxley, b. 12 Sep 1720, Suffield, CT.

                 Twins

   14‑8      Thomas Huxley, b. 12 Sep 1720, Suffield, CT; m. Lois Seymour.

       9       Abigail Huxley, b. 2 Nov 1723, Suffield, CT.

       10     Elizabeth Huxley, b. 1 Jun 1726, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 112

 

 

7              Hannah Huxley       

 

                b. 3 Feb 1681, Suffield, CT; dau. of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. 20 Feb 1701/02, Suffield, CT, Matthew Copley; son of Thomas Copley & Ruth Denslow; b. 14 Apr 1679, Suffield, CT; d. 18 Feb 1763, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Nathaniel Copley, b. 25 Nov 1702, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Mary Gaylord; m. (2) Esther Griswold; m. (3) Mary Crane.

       2       Matthew Copley, b. 8 Mar 1703/04, Suffield, CT; m. Rebecca Owen.

       3       Thomas Copley, b. 27 Jul 1706, Suffield, CT; d. 9 Sep 1706, Suffield, CT.

       4       Hannah Copley, b. 8 Nov 1707, Suffield, CT; m. William Spencer.

       5       Thomas Copley, b. 19 Oct 1710, Suffield, CT.

       6       Moses Copley, b. 28 Dec 1712, Suffield, CT.

       7       Noah Copley, b. 12 Feb 1713/14, Suffield, CT; d. 18 Feb 1713/14, Suffield, CT.

       8       Sarah Copley, b. 19 Aug 1715, Suffield, CT; m. Joshua Preston.

       9       Elizabeth Copley, b. 16 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT.

       10     Noah Copley, b. 28 Nov 1721, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 157

 

 

8              William Huxley       

 

                b. 26 Jun 1687, Suffield, CT; son of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; m. 5 May 1709, Suffield, CT, Mindwell Pope.

                Children:

       1       Mindwell Huxley, b. 21 Dec 1723, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 12

 

 

++++++++++++    THIRD  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

9              John Huxley        

 

                b. 12 Jul 1707, Suffield, CT; son of John Huxley & Experience Gibbs; m. 23 Apr 1733, Suffield, CT, Naomi Gray; d. 27 Dec 1764, Stafford, CT.

                Children:

   15‑1      Anne Huxley, b. 15 Dec 1733, Suffield, CT; m. Abraham Granger.

       2       John Huxley, b. 7 Aug 1735, Suffield, CT; d. 11 Aug 1735, Suffield, CT.

       3       Lucy Huxley, b. 5 May 1737, Suffield, CT.

       4       John Huxley, b. 30 Apr 1739, Suffield, CT.

       5       Phinehas Huxley, b. 19 Aug 1741, Suffield, CT.

       6       Martha Huxley, b. 24 Apr 1744, Suffield, CT.

                 Twins

       7       Mary Huxley, b. 24 Apr 1744, Suffield, CT.

       8       Mary Huxley, b. 6 Dec 1746, Suffield, CT; d. 28 Mar 1747, Suffield, CT.

 

                John Huxley & Naomi Gray m. int. 7 Apr 1733.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12

 

 

10            Elizabeth Huxley        

 

                b. 15 Oct 1710, Suffield, CT; d. 12 Mar 1776, Suffield, CT; bur. Zion Hill cem., Suffield, CT; dau. of John Huxley & Experience Gibbs; m. 22 Jun 1732, Suffield, CT, Joseph Hastings; son of Benjamin Hastings & Mary Clark; b. 27 Dec 1703, Northampton, MA; d. 4 Nov 1785, Suffield, CT, ae. 82 yrs.; bur. Zion Hill cem., Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Joseph Hastings Jr., b. 24 Apr 1733, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Sarah Remington; m. (2) Elizabeth Wallace.

       2       Elizabeth Hastings, b. 26 Aug 1737, Suffield, CT; m. Daniel Remington.

       3       Experience Hastings, b. 13 Jun 1740, Suffield, CT.

       4       John Hastings, b. 16 Oct 1742, Suffield, CT; m. Rachel Remington.

       5       Benjamin Hastings, b. 26 Jun 1744, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Susanna Preston; m. (2) Sarah Willis.

 

                Joseph Hastings & Elizabeth Huxley m. int. 2 Jun 1732.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 191

 

 

11            Johannah Huxley       

 

                b. 21 Jun 1708, Suffield, CT; dau. of Jared Huxley & Hannah Smith; m. 12 May 1731, Suffield, CT, Moses Kent; son of John Kent & Mary Smith; b. 25 Sep 1710, Suffield, CT; d. 7 Mar 1742/43, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Moses Kent, b. 25 Apr 1740, Suffield, CT.

       2       Elias Kent, b. 9 Nov 1742, Suffield, CT.

 

                Moses Kent & Johannah Huxley m. int. 18 Dec 1730.

 

                Moses died 15 Mar 174_, the son.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12

 

 

12            Jared Huxley       

 

                b. 14 Jun 1710, Suffield, CT; d. 1791, Canaan, CT; son of Jared Huxley & Mary Norton; m. 9 Feb 1729/30, Suffield, CT, MArtha Trumble; dau. of John Trumble & Martha Taylor; b. 13 Nov 1707, Suffield, CT; d. 1778, Canaan, CT.

                Children:

       1       Martha Huxley, b. 4 Jan 1730/31, Suffield, CT.

       2       Sarah Huxley, b. 15 Jul 1732, Suffield, CT.

       3       Rachel Huxley, b. 20 Aug 1734, Suffield, CT.

       4       Moses Huxley, b. 2 Jul 1736, Suffield, CT; d. Nov 1751, Suffield, CT.

                 Twins

       5       Aaron Huxley, b. 2 Jul 1736, Suffield, CT.

       6       Jared Huxley, b. 2 Aug 1739, Suffield, CT.

       7       Zilpah Huxley, b. 21 Jun 1741, Suffield, CT; d. Nov 1751, Suffield, CT.

       8       Dan Huxley, b. 15 May 1743, Suffield, CT.

       9       Thankful Huxley, b. 25 Mar 1747, Suffield, CT.

       10     Ruth Huxley, b. 24 Mar 1749, Suffield, CT; d. Nov 1751, Suffield, CT.

       11     Mary Huxley, b. 16 Jul 1751, Suffield, CT.

 

                Jared Huxley & Martha Trumble m. int. 24 Dec 1729.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12

 

 

13            Mary Huxley       

 

                b. 12 May 1712, Suffield, CT; dau. of Jared Huxley & Mary Norton; m. 20 Jul 1739, Simsbury, CT, Aron Godard.

 

                Simsbury vr Aron Godard m. Mary Huxley 20 Jul 1739.

 

 

14            Thomas Huxley       

 

                b. 12 Sep 1720, Suffield, CT; d. 29 Jun 1767, Suffield, CT; son of Jared Huxley & Mary Norton; m. 15 Aug 1745, Suffield, CT, Lois Seymour; dau. of Jonathan Seymour & Eunice Hollister; b. ca. 1724, Farmington, CT; d. 14 Nov 1772, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

   16‑1      Lois Huxley, b. 28 Dec 1746, Suffield, CT; m. Eli Warner.

   17‑2      Zilpha Huxley, b. 24 May 1752, Suffield, CT; m. Cotton Mather.

       3       Moses Huxley, b. 22 Dec 1755, Suffield, CT; d. Jul 1775, Roxbury, MA.

       4       Sarah Huxley, b. 27 Oct 1757, Suffield, CT.

   18‑5      Margery Huxley, b. 8 Sep 1761, Suffield, CT; m. Luther Trumble.

       6       Thomas Huxley, b. 25 Aug 1764, Suffield, CT.

       7       Terzy Huxley, b. 17 Aug 1766, Suffield, CT; d. young.

 

                Thomas Huxley & Lois Seymour m. int. 13 Jul 1745.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 129