Seeking parentage of these men, they are possibly brothers or somehow related.
Edwin W. Collyer
b. ~1821 in Conn per all census records (except 1880, which states Vermont). Per death record, he was born in Wallingford, Ct, son of John Collyer (mother's name & birthplace unknown). No Collyer variant found in census records or town history or that of nearby towns.
Married in Wallingford, Ct in 1842 to Mariah French; both were "of Wallingford." Can not link her to any known French families in Conn. In every census, her birthplace in listed as Conn. Her parents listed as "unknown" on her death record. She was older than Edwin, possibly up to 7 yrs older. Her age varies widely on census records and children's birth records.
Lived in Woodbridge Ct., then Westville section of New Haven, then New Haven proper during his lifetime.
Died 1897 in New Haven. Wife died 1900.
Julia, b. ~1844
Maria Sarah, b. 1847; m. Geo. F. Reynolds
Edwin B., b. 1849; m. Phoebe ____
George W., b. 1851; m. Ursula Jane ____
Thomas B., b. 1853; m Jennie Emma Thompson
Joseph H., b. 1857; m. Nellie Frances Chapin
Harriet E., b. 1859; m. John Henry Field(s)
& possibly Lillian E., b. ~1862
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Ezra B. Collyer
b. ~1818, all census records list Conn as birthplace.
A Seaman's Protection Certificate for the port of New Haven issued for an Ezra Colyer in 1837 (age 21) gives birthplace as Burlington, Ct. Ezra's death record lists Bristol, Ct as birthplace (parents listed as "unknown"). Burlington & Bristol are adjoining towns.
Married in 1854 to Mary E. Johnson in Glastonbury, Ct. Both were "of New Haven." Per her death record, Mary was born in Orange, Ct, dau of John & Abigail Johnson.
Lived in Westville section of New Haven and then in New Haven proper. Was a locksmith. At one point, Edwin boarded with Ezra and had the same occ.
Jessie Elizabeth, b. 1855; m. John A. Schaffmeister
Fanny Augusta, b. 1856; m. ???
Burton Butler, b. 1860; m. Helen Smith
Marion M., b. ~1865; m. Wm. H. Judson
Died 1896, New Haven. Wife died 1891.
Can anyone help with this family? Thanks!
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