John Brockway (1697 - 1777) MP

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Birthplace: Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA
Occupation: lieutenant in military
Managed by: Fay Baldwin
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About John Brockway

John Brockway, 2nd child of William Brockway (of Brockway's Ferry) and Elizabeth Wolterton, was b. at Lyme, Conn., on May 10,1697; married there on Mar. 1, 1727, with (1) ELIZABETH BANNING, who was born about 1705. She died at Brockway's Ferry, in Lyme, on Apr. 26,1738, in her thirty-third year, and was buried there in the Brockway cemetery. He married (2nd), at Lyme, Conn., on Mar. 22,1739, with SARAH SCOVIL, of Saybrook, who was born about 1708. She died June 12,1770, in her sixty-second year, and was buried in the family cemetery at Brockway's Ferry. She was a large, resolute woman, and tradition says that her husband once went hunting, and on his return, without game, found that she had caught two deer on the smooth ice, cut their throats, and drawn them home. He married (3rd) with a WIDOW AVERY. He bore the military title of lieutenant. He died Nov. 27,1777, in the eighty-first year of his age, and was buried in the family cemetery at Brockway's Ferry. He also signed the paper, Dec. 7,1724, relating to ecclesiiastical matters in Lyme North Quarter.

Children with Elizabeth Banning: Elizabeth (1728), John (1729), Ebenezer (1731), Sarah (1734) and Mary (1738).

Children with Sarah Scovil were: Elihu (1740), Dorothy (1742) and Ezekiel (1745).

http://www.archive.org/stream/brockwayfamilyso00patt#page/n15/mode/2upThe Brockway family : some records of Wolston Brockway and his descendants compiled for Francis E. Brockway (1890). Pg. 9, 17-18.

Note: Altho Brockway does not give a proper name to the widow Avery, John's 3rd wife, others have attached the name Abigail, widow of John Avery.

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Lt. John Brockway's Timeline

1697
May 10, 1697
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA
1727
March 1, 1727
Age 29
Lyme, New London, CT
1728
April 2, 1728
Age 30
Lyme, New London, CT
1729
July 28, 1729
Age 32
Lyme, New London, CT
1731
October 15, 1731
Age 34
Lyme, New London, CT
1734
March 15, 1734
Age 36
Lyme, New London, CT
1738
April 26, 1738
Age 40
Lyme, New London, CT
1739
March 22, 1739
Age 41
Lyme, New London, CT
1740
March 23, 1740
Age 42
Lyme, New London, CT
1742
June 3, 1742
Age 45
Lyme, New London, CT