Posted By:Ardith Newbold
Subject:Re: R B STILES, violin maker, Bridgeport
Post Date:June 02, 2003 at 19:08:09
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Forum:Fairfield County, CT Genealogy Forum
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I have an Isaac Stiles, with dau. Deborah Stiles who m. Jonathan Stevens.

Wid. of Ephriam Stiles, b. 1661, m. at Stratford, CT, 1 dec 1714 Benjamin Cutis

Also, a John Stiles, from Springfield, Hampden, MA, m. in 1658 Dorcas Burt, who died in 1743 in Windsor, CT.

Samuel Gregory I b. 1704 m Sarah daughter of a Ralph Keeler who lived in Wilton, CT. Grandaughter Chloe Gregory, of Swanton, VT m. 1823, Stephen Stiles. A couple more but are both from VT.

Guess we are all related if one goes far enough. Our family has many fiddle and violin players including my three daughters.
We have great appreciation for the fine workmanship of string instruments.

Good luck in your search. I will keep you in mind.