Posted By:Carissa Thomas
Subject:John Thomas - b. 1645 New Haven, CT
Post Date:August 20, 2003 at 19:16:52
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Forum:Litchfield County, CT Genealogy Forum
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I'm trying to find more information on the ancestry and descendancy of a John Thomas who was born 04 Mar 1645 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT - to unknown parents (likely born in Wales or England). He married Mary Blakeslee in 1677. Mary was born to Samuel Blakeslee and Hannah Potter on Nov 02, 1659 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.

John Thomas and Mary Blakeslee (also spelled Blakesley) had 9 children: Hannah (b. 1678), Rebecca (b. 1680), Jeremiah (b.1684), Mary (b. 1687), Jonathan (b.1692), John (b. 1695), Samuel (b.1698, died young), Samuel (b. 1699) and Ebenezer (b. 1701).

I should note that "my" John Thomas is not the John Thomas who married a woman named Tabitha, nor is he the son of this John Thomas, the John Thomas Jr. who married Lydia Parker. They are likely related, however I've yet to make a connection. . . both seemed to come out of either England or Wales, but I haven't been able to trace either line back any further than New Haven.
My John Thomas died in 1709 in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Some of his descendants lived in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT.

Any info on this line would be greatly appreciated!

I am attempting to put together a website with info on this line, it's available here:

Carissa Thomas
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