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Thomas Root

Birthplace: Windsor, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Lynn, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Root and Sarah Elizabeth Root
Husband of Abigail Root
Father of Thomas Root, III; Abigail Merrick; Samuel Roote and Hezekiah Roote
Brother of John Root
Half brother of Joseph Root; Thomas Roote; Hezekiah Root; Sarah Kellogg; Joseph Root and 2 others

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About Thomas Root

  • Thomas ROOT Jr. was born in Hartford, Hartford, CT Abt 1640/41.
  • He married Abigail ALVORD Northampton, Hampshire, MA, 3 Jul 1666.
    • Abigail was born in Windsor, Hartford, CT 6 Oct 1647.
    • Abigail was the daughter of Alexander ALVORD and Mary VORE.
  • Thomas Root Jr. is somewhat of a mystery. He arrived in Northampton with his father about 1654/55, and swore the 'Freeman's oath' at the same time as his father (1661).
  • He married Abigail Alvord on 3 Jul 1666 in Northampton, and had either 3 or 4 children with her. [ only 3 are listed in the VR's)
    • Abigail was the daughter of Alexander Alvord & Mary Vore of Windsor.
    • Abigail died 17 Jun 1699 Northampton, Hampshire, MA, at 51 years of age.
  • When a town inventory was performed (about 1663), Thomas Jr. was listed, but owned no property of his own, indicating that he was probably still living with his parents.
  • Even though he was a freeman, he seems to have taken little part in the affairs of the town, and appears to have left there soon after the death of his wife.
  • He may have reappeared the following year in Boston, and later in Lynn. He supposedly married next, a widow named Mary Cox, who was the daughter of Philip Kirtland. (This marriage is mentioned in Savage, but I have to wonder if it is actually the same Thomas Roote, or another of the same name)
  • Thomas ROOT Jr. and Abigail ALVORD had the following children:
    • 16 i. Thomas3 ROOT III was born Northampton, Hampshire, MA 11 Apr 1667. Thomas died 13 Nov 1756 at 89 years of age.
    • 17 ii. Abigail ROOT was born Northampton, Hampshire, MA 20 Jan 1669.
    • 18 iii. Samuel ROOT was born Northampton, Hampshire, MA 16 Nov 1673.

Thomas Root1

  • born: circa 1644
  • Thomas Root was born circa 1644 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Root.1
  • Thomas Root married Abigail Alvord, daughter of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore,
    • on 3 July 1666 at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA.1
  • Thomas Root married Mary Kirtland on 4 December 1701.1
  • Thomas' father was a weaver and was of Salem, Mass., 1637; of Hartford, Conn., 1639; of Northampton, Mass., 1649. He was one of the "seven pillars for the foundation of the church in 1661." 2
  • Children of Thomas Root and Abigail Alvord
    • Deacon Thomas Root+1 b. 11 Apr 1667, d. 19 Jan 1758
    • Abigail Root3 b. 20 Jan 1668, d. 25 Nov 1691
    • Samuel Root1 b. 16 Nov 1673, d. a 1687
    • Hezekiah Root1 b. Apr 1676, d. probably 29 Sept 1690
    • Infant Root1 d. 14 Feb 1691


  • 1. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord, Page 34.
  • 2. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord.
  • 3. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord, Page 39.
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Thomas Root's Timeline

June 10, 1646
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
July 3, 1666
Age 20
Northampton, hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
April 11, 1667
Age 20
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
January 20, 1668
Age 21
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 16, 1673
Age 27
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
April 1676
Age 29
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
July 17, 1694
Age 48
Lynn, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts