Ephraim Woodbridge (1680 - 1725) MP

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Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: Died
Managed by: Michael Reid Delahunt, art teacher & lexicographer
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About Ephraim Woodbridge

  • Morgan genealogy : A history of James Morgan, of New London, Conn., and his descendants; from 1607 to 1869 ... With an appendix containing the history of his brother, Miles Morgan, ....
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  • Capt. JOHN, (4) b. 30 Mch, 1645, s. of James, m. Rachel Dymond, dau. of John, 16 Nov. 1665, by whom he had 7 children. After her death he m. 2d, Widow Elizabeth Williams, dau. of Lieut. Gov. Wm Jones, of N. Haven, and grand-dau. of Gov. Theophilus Eaton, by whom he had 8 children, in all 15. He removed to Preston about 1692, and died in 1712, aged 67. In his will ....
  • CHILDREN — by Rachel.
    • 38. John, 10 June, 1667, m. Ruth Shapley.
    • 39. Samuel, 9 Sept. 1669, m. Hannah Avery, 30 Dec. 1709.
    • 40. Isaac, 24 Oct. 1670, m. 1st, --- , 2d, Abigail Skiffe, 1715.
    • 41. Hannah, 8 Jan. 1674, m. Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge, 4 May, 1704.
    • 42. Mercy, May, 1675, m. --- Williams, d. 1754, age 79.
    • 43. Sarah, 13 April, 1678, m. John Amos, April, 1694.
    • 44. James, about 1680, m. Bridget --- .
  • CHILDREN — by Elizabeth.
    • 45. Elizabeth, about 1690, died young.
    • 46. William, 1693, m. Mary Avery, 3 July, 1716.
    • 47. Rachel, bap. 19 Apl, 1697, m. Thomas Curtis, 17 March, 1715.
    • 48. Audrea, bap. same day, m. Benj. Fowler, of Guilford, 10 Nov. 1719.
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    • 49. Margery, bap. 9 July, 1699, m. Nath. Johnson, of Guilford, 2 Aug. 1727; 2d, Widow Diana Hubbard.
    • 50. Joseph, bap. 27 Apl, 1701, m. Ruth Brewster, 8 May, 1735.
    • 51. Theophilus, bap. 16 May, 1703, m. Widow Lydia Pierpont.
    • 52. Mary, m. John Norton, of Guilford, 14 Nov. 1729.
  • HANNAH, (41) m. Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge, the first minister of Groton, 4 May, 1704, and he was ordained the 8 of Nov. following. He continued pastor of this church till 1724, and died in Dec. of the year following. He was emphatically of a clerical lineage and family. His father was the Rev. John Woodbridge, of Killingworth; his grandfather was Rev. John Woodbridge, of Wiltshire, Eng., who died 1695, in Newbury, Mass.; his great-grandfather was Rev. John Woodbridge, of Stanton, Eng., and he had a brother. Rev. John Woodbridge, first minister at West Springfield, Mass., who had a son Rev. John Woodbridge. He had no son John to succeed him, but one of his grandsons, bearing his own name, Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge, born in Groton, was ordained a minister at New London, 11 Oct. 1769.
  • His children by Hannah were, — 53 Dudley Woodbridge, b. 21 April, 1705 ;— 54 Paul Woodbridge, 1 2 March, 1708, father of Rev. Ephraim of New London; — 55 Augustus Woodbridge, 29 Oct. 1710; — 56 Hannah Woodbridge, 9 Feb. 1714 ;— 57 Mary Woodbridge, 27 Oct. 1719 ;— and 58 Oliver Woodbridge, 3 Dec. 1723.

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  • A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
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    • LINE of JAMES MORGAN, OF CONNECTICUT.
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  • III. JOHN (3 of I. above), b. March 30, 1645; m.(l) Rachel Dymond, Nov. 16, 1665; married (2) Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Lieutenant-Governor Jones, and granddauphter of Governor Theopilus Eaton ; was Deputy to General Court from New London, 1690; from Preston, 1693-4. Issue by first wife: 1. John, born June 10, 1667; married Ruth Shapley. 2. Samuel, born Sept. 9, 1669; married Hannah Avery, Dec. 30, 1709. 3. Isaac, born Oct. 24, 1670; married (1) --- , (2) Abigail Skiffe, 1715. 4. Hannah, born Jan. 8, 1674; married Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge, May 4, 1704. 5. Benjamin, born 1674; married, 1694, Christiana Jordan. 6. Mercy, born May. 1675; married --- Williams; died 1754, aged 79. 7. Sarah, born April 13,1678; married John Amos, April, 1694. 8. James, born about 1680; married Bridget --- . By second wife : 9. Elizabeth, born about 1690, died young. 10. William, born 1693; married Mary Avery, July 3, 1716. 11. Rachel, born April 19, 1697; married Thomas
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  • Curtis, March 17, 1715. 12. Audrea, born — , bap. same day; married Benjamin Fowler, of Guilford, November 10, 1719. 13. Margery, bap. July 9, 1699; married Nath. Johnson, of Guilford, Aug. 2, 1727; 2d. Widow Diana Hubbard. 14. Joseph, bap. April 27, 1701; married Ruth Brewster, May 8, 1735. 15. Theophilus, bap. May 16. 1703; married Widow Lydia Pierpont. 16. Mary, married John Norton, of Guilford, Nov. 14, 1729.

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-------------------- THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p 221

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Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge's Timeline

1680
June 25, 1680
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
1704
May 4, 1704
Age 23
1705
April 21, 1705
Age 24
Groton, New London, CT
1710
October 29, 1710
Age 30
Groton, New London, CT
1719
October 27, 1719
Age 39
Groton, New London, CT
1723
December 3, 1723
Age 43
Groton, New London, CT
1725
December 1, 1725
Age 45
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September 14
Groton, New London, CT
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December 8
Groton, New London, CT