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1843 Deed to Asa Hartshorn & Thomas H. C. Kingsbury; Land of Gen Jacob Kingsbury
Posted by: Julie Hampton Ganis (ID *****5724) Date: June 21, 2005 at 20:34:03
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Deed dated 1843 from JOHN MANNING of the town of Lebanon in the county of New London and State of Connecticut, for one thousand dollars to ASA HARTSHORN of the town of Franklin in the aforesaid county and state and THOMAS H. C. KINGSBURY of the town of Lenox in the county of Ashtabula and state of Ohio. Description of the land is as follows: “two fifths parts of all the lands tenements and real estate whereof GENERAL JACOB KINGSBURY late of Franklin County of New London (?deed) seized of being situate in said Franklin the same being lands devised to the said THOMAS H. C. KINGSBURY and JULIA A. E. KINGSBURY wife of the said ASA HARTSHORN by the last will and testament of the said GENERAL JACOB KINGSBURY which said lands is now in common and undivided and is the same land deeded by the said HARTSHORN and KINGSBURY to me the fourth day of June 1838 and recorded in the Franklin record 6# Book at the 259th Page.” The document is signed by JOHN MANNING and is dated September 13, 1843. Witnesses who signed were ELIAS T. CARPENTER and JOSHUA TRACY (Justice of the Peace).


General Jacob Kingsbury was born 1756 in Franklin, New London County, Connecticut. He entered the Continental Army as a private in 1775, and later rose to the rank of Colonel Inspector-General during the War of 1812. Some say he moved to Missouri after he retired, but I have not been able to confirm that he died there. Others say that he died in Franklin in 1837.

His son Thomas Humphrey Cushing Kingsbury was born in 1806 in New Orleans (his father was stationed many places during his career) and died in 1880 in Franklin. During the Civil War, he was Lieut.-Colonel of the 5th Connecticut Volunteers, and later Colonel of 11th Connecticut Volunteers. After the war, he was a member of Legislature from Franklin.

General Kingsbury had a daughter Julia Ann Ellis Kingsbury who was born in 1804 in Fort Mackinaw, Michigan and married Asa Hartshorn in 1826. He was born in 1800 in Franklin, CT and died in 1884 in Lenox, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

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