Posted By:Susan
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Subject:Re: Gideon Lounsbury b: 1751 sp- Margaret
Post Date:May 21, 2001 at 19:24:28
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Hi Bill,

Gideon Lounsbury b: 1751
Baptism: 8/18/1751 1st Congregational Church, Stamford, CT
Died: 3/19/1825 Stamford, Fairfield, CT
According to entry on pg 35 (Eardley, William; American Church Records) Stamford, Fairlield Co. CT, Records of the Congregational Church, the cause of his death was "Gradual decline".
m. ca 1779 sp- Margaret

William Eardsley's American Church Records also show the following

1st Congregational Church of Stamford, CT recorded:
"1751 August 18 Bapt: Gideon Lounsbery : To Gideon"
"1753 April 29 Bapt: John Lounsbery : To Gideon"
"1754 Oct 13 Bapt: Elijah Lounsbery : To Gideon"
"1756 May 9 Bapt: Hannah Lounsbery : To Gideon"
"1759 August 26 Bapt: Amos Lounsbery : To Gideon"
"1825 ------ Died: Gideon Lounsbury aged 74 years Grad. decline"
"1764 June 10 Bapt: John Lounsbery : To Gideon"
"1816 January 21 : Abigail wife of G ---- Lounsbury"
(Reason for this entry is not listed.)

In another volume, Eardsley lists Baptisms
1757 "Elijah, son of Gideon Lounsbury Dec. 4"
There is a spelling different from the above list in the entry on page 47 for 1753 "Lounsbury, John son of Gideon Apl 29."
There is a spelling different from the above list in the entry on page 59 for 1764 "Lounsbery, John son of Gideon June 10."

St. John's Episcopal Church recorded:
Baptisms 1767 "Lounsbury, Samuel son of Gideon Lounsbury of Stamford, Oct. 14."
Baptisms 1770 "Lounsbury, Sally dau. of Gideon Lounsbury of Stamford, July 1."
Baptisms 1780 "Lounsbury, James son of Gideon and Margaret Lounsbury of Salem, June 20."
Baptisms 1789 "Lounsbury, Deborah, daughter of Gideon and Margaret Lounsbury of Bedford, Jan. 28."

Darien Congregational Church recorded:
Marriages 1811 "Lounborough, Gideon of York State and Abigail Bishop of Stamford, Mch 4."

On Sept 30, 1784 Gideon, Ames, David, Elijah, and James Lounsbury are listed as members in good standing of St, John's Episcopal Church. Many of Gideon and Deborah (Buxton) Lounsberry's children and grandchildren were baptised at that church.

I have not seen an entry for my ancestor, Zabud Lounsberry.

I would really like a copy of the letter you described.

Susan11 (of the line of...Maria6, Zabud5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Henry2, Richard1 Lounsberry)