Sgt. John Deming

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John Deming

Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of John Deming and Honor Deming
Husband of Mary Deming
Father of John Deming; Joseph Deming; Jonathan Deming; Mary Bronson; Samuel Deming and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Moody; Jonathan Deming; Frances Beckley; Rachel Morgan; Samuel Deming and 7 others

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About John Deming

John Deming was born about 1632 in Wethersfield, Conn., died 23 Jan 1712 in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

  • parents: John Deming & his unknown first wife. Note: Will of John Deming dated 1692: "for my son John, I now give him my Great Bible Geneva print, & my feather bed and boulster & my Great Ketle ... Codicil February 3d 1692: "whereas I gave my son John my great Bible my teather bed & Boulster, & my great Ketle I doe now with draw that Guift & I give unto my sayd son John all my materiall & tooles in my shop & my book debts he paying those debts I owe about my Trade."


  1. 12 Dec 1657 in Northampton, Mass., to Mary Mygatt, daughter of Joseph, and Ann Mygatt, born about 1637


  1. John "the Drummer" b: 09 SEP 1658 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Married Mary Graves.
  2. Joseph
  3. Jonathan b: 12 FEB 1662 in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  4. Mary b: 01 JUL 1666 in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  5. Samuel b: 25 AUG 1668 in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  6. Jacob b: 26 AUG 1670 in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  7. Sarah b: 17 JAN 1672 in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  8. Hezekiah


-------------------- Deming Genealogy": According to Savage, John Deming Jr., was born in 1638, but the authority for this statement is not given. Hinman says that he was born in 1632, and if this earlier date is correct, he must have been born before his father moved to Wethersfield. To distinguish him from his father upon the early records of the town, he is called "Sergeant John Deming," this title indicating that he may have taken part in the Indian wars of the period. In 1662 he became one of the selectmen of the town, and was Representative from Wethersfield to the General Court from 1669 to 1672. In 1694, he and his wife appear among the members of the church at Wethersfield. His son John probably remained with his father on the home farm, while the other sons scattered, and their records are only partly found. Joseph probably moved to Woodstock, Hezekiah went to Farmington, and Jacob to hartford, while Jonathan lived in the vicinity of Wethersfield. Of Samuel no trace can be found, and it is supposed that he either died young, or moved to a distance. The fate of his daughters, Mary and Sarah has not been discovered. Fe 16, 1712, shortly after his death, his sons John, Joseph, Jonathan, and Hezekiah deed to each other, lands and other property possessed by each of them at the death of "our natural father Mr. John Deming." This indicates that Jacob and Samuel were not living at that time.

According to one authority Sergt. John Deming was a "packer" in 1692. As he inherited his father's tools a few years later, it is possible that this was also his father's trade. His brother David, to whom his father first bequeathed his tools, (and later withdrew the gift) is described as a "knacker," which is defined as a maker of small work, or a rope-maker. Perhaps both John and David followed the trade of their father, and the copyist has mistaken the word "knacker" for "packer."

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Sgt. John Deming's Timeline

September 9, 1638
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
September 20, 1657
Age 19
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut USA
September 9, 1658
Age 20
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut USA
June 1, 1661
Age 22
Wethersfield, Ct, Usa
February 12, 1663
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut
July 1, 1666
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
August 25, 1668
Age 29
Wethersfield, Ct, Usa
August 26, 1670
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
January 17, 1672
Age 33
Wethersfield, Ct, Usa
Age 41
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA