CROFUT ANNEX

 

Hannah (Crofut) Holcomb Pedigree

(Start at generation 3, below.)

 

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Special thanks to Sandra Alice (Degnan) Seaman (Para. 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page) for her extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

 

Origin of the surname “Crofut:”

 

 

Generation

 

7  

 

6   Joseph Crowfoot

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born between 1630 and 1635 at Lowestoft Of, Beccles Suffolk, England.

 

2.  Wife: Mary Hillier

 

Born 25 December 1639 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. James Crofut:  See generation 5, below.

 

5   James Crofut/Crowfoot

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 23 January 1667 in Springfield County, Massachusetts.  Died 1724 at Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

2.  Wife: Persis Gregory

Percy

 

Born 22 February 1671 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 1724.  Apparently married James Crofut twice.  Daughter of Judah (b. between 1643 and 1644 at Norwalk, CT, d. between 1730 and 1733 at Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT; interred Danbury) and Hannah (Hoyt) Gregory (b. about 1649 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, m. 20 Oct 1664 at Norwalk).

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Hannah Crofut.

 

b. Mary Crofut.

 

c. Elizabeth Crofut: Born Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

d. Sarah Crofut: Born 1696.

 

e. Josiah Crofut: Born 1696.

 

f. James Crofut: Born about 1700.

 

g. Matthew Crofut: See generation 4, below.

 

h. Lydia Crofut: Born 1 November 1725 at Bethal, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

4   Matthew Crofut

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1696/1710.  Died 1782 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

2.  Wife: Rebecca Benedict

 

Born 1700, daughter of John (b. Oct 1689 at Danbury, CT, d. there Feb 1765, will proved 25 Mar 1771) and Rachel (Starr) Benedict (b. 1690 at Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, N.Y.). Of interest, John Benedict was a member of the Connecticut Legislature several times during the period Oct 1739, October  to May 1765.  (Something probably wrong here - seems unlikely Rebecca’s parents would be ages 11 and 10.)

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Hannah Crofut: See generation 3, below.

 

3   Hannah Crofut:

 

Born 3 April 1742 at Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died 1 June 1825 at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Eli Holcomb, generation 3 of the Holcombe Annex.

 

 

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