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Deacon Thomas Root, Ill

Also Known As: "Thos Root", "Thomas Roote", "Deacon Thomas Roote", "Thomas Root Jr.", "Thomas Root III", "Thomas Roote Jr."
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: January 19, 1758 (90)
Coventry, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Root, II and Abigail Root
Husband of Thankful Root
Father of Thomas Root, IV; Ebenezer Thomas Root; Eliakim Root; Abigail Booth; Thankful Root and 6 others
Brother of Samuel Root; Abigail Merrick; Hezekiah Root and unknown Root

Occupation: deacon
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About Deacon Thomas Root, Ill

Children of Abigail Alvord and Thomas Root:

Deacon Thomas Root+2 b. 11 Apr 1667, d. 19 Jan 1758 m Thankful Strong

Children of Thomas Root & Thankful (Strong) Root:

  • i. Thomas (1692-1782)
  • ii. Ebenezer (1693-1760)
  • iii. Eliakim (1696-1759)
  • iv. Abigail. Born on 16 Mar 1698 in Coventry, CT.
    • She married BOOTH.
  • v. Thankful. Born on 4 Aug 1700 in Coventry, CT.
  • vi. Mindwell. Born on 4 Oct 1701 in Coventry, CT.
    • She married John ARNOLD.
  • vii. Experience. Born on 18 Jan 1703 in Coventry, CT.
  • viii. Samuel (1705-)
  • ix. Miriam. Born on 24 Sep 1707 in Coventry, CT. Died on 6 Dec 1760.
  • x. Ephraim. Born on 6 Dec 1709 in Northampton, MA.
  • xi. Mehitable. Born on 11 Feb 1713 in Northampton, MA.
    • She married John FRENCH.
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Deacon Thomas Root

  • b. 11 April 1667,
  • d. 19 January 1758
  • Deacon Thomas Root was born on 11 April 1667 at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA.[1]
  • He was the son of Thomas Root and Abigail Alvord.[1]
  • Deacon Thomas Root married Thankful Strong,
    • daughter of Jedediah Strong and Freedom Woodward,
    • on 4 March 1691.[1]
  • Deacon Thomas Root died on 19 January 1758 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT, at age 90.[1]
  • Child of Deacon Thomas Root and Thankful Strong
    • Ebenezer Root+

Citations

  • [1]. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A. d. Andrews, 1908). Hereinafter cited as Alvord., Page 34.
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30. Deacon Thomas ROOT III (=) was born on 11 Apr 1667 in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA.10,11,21

  • (His birth date may have been 13 Apr 1667.)
  • He was the first town clerk and deacon, and served the church and town in many other positions. 

  • From Richard Ripley's Research:
    • Much of Northampton's past is documented in James Trumbull's History of Northampton Massachusetts from its Settlement in 1654, published 1898 in Northampton. I found this at Forbes Library in Northampton. Trumbull describes Thomas Roote as follows:
      • Thomas Roote was at Salem in 1637, at Hartford two years afterwards, and removed to Northampton in 1655. He was among the first settlers to arrive here, and was one of the signers of the original petition. A quiet, substantial farmer, though a weaver by trade, he never arrived at the position of leader. He was several times elected a selectman, and was one of the officers in the town when careful men were in demand. His home lot was on the easterly side of Pleasant Street, below what is now known as Pearl Street. He died in 1694, at the advanced age of 84 years. He had six sons and one daughter, all born before he removed to Northampton.
  • Thomas has many entries in Trumbull's History:
    • He attended the first meeting of the planters (proprietors), 3 Oct 1653. 

    • He was one of eight men to sign the original petition.
    • He signed the petition to obtain the first minister, 18 Mar 1658. 

    • From court records of the first court held in Northampton, 28 Sep 1658:
      • "Upon wch 28th Day of September Thomas Roote Complayned of Robert Bartlett in an action of the Case for strikinge his the said Thomas his wife wth a long stick to prjudice. Robert Bartlett acknowledginge his offence in the Court Both Plaintiffe & Defendt agree about the matter between themselves."
    • He was chosen a selectman 10 Jan 1659. As a selectman, he signed a petition for abatement of taxes 17 Nov 1659. This was not a popular petition among the settlers. 

    • Along with most of the rest of the settlers, he contributed land for the minister, 6 Jan 1658. 

    • He took the freemen's oath, 26 Mar 1661: "the oath of fidellity to this Comen Wealth in ye psence of the Corte." ** He was one of the eight founders of the church that was gathered at Northampton on 18 Apr 1661. He signed the church covenant there.
    • He served as part of a committee formed 29 Aug 1670 to "settle" the new (second) minister, Rev. Mr. Solomon Stoddard. 

    • In 1672/73, he contributed "bushell ½ and ½ peck wheate" to Harvard College."
  • After 1716 he was a farmer in Coventry, Kent County, RI.[10]
  • Between 1744 and 1756 he was a selectman and town clerk in Coventry, Kent County, RI.[10]
  • He died on 19 Jan 1758 in Coventry, Tolland County, CT.[10,11, 34].
  • There is no record of his estate at the Windham Probate Court.
  • Deacon Thomas ROOT III (=) and Thankful STRONG were married on 4 Mar 1690/91 in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA.[10,11, 34]
    • (According to the Richard Ripley Research, they also were parents of: John, born 17 May 1691 in Preston, New London County, CT; Jabez, born 7 Feb 1693/94 in Norwich, North London County, CT; and William, born 17 Jan 1694/95 in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA.)
  • Thankful STRONG (daughter of Jedediah STRONG and Freedom WOODWARD) was
    • born on 15 Apr 1672 in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA.[10,11, 35]
    • She died on 16 Apr 1742 in Coventry, Tolland County, CT.[10,11, 35]
  • Deacon Thomas ROOT III (=) and Thankful STRONG had the following children:
    • +127 i. John ROOT.
    • +128 ii. Thomas ROOT IV.
    • +129 iii. Ebenezer ROOT Sr..
    • +130 iv. Eliakim ROOT Sr. (=).
    • +131 v. Abigail ROOT.
    • +132 vi. Thankful ROOT.
    • +133 vii. Mindwell ROOT.
    • +134 viii Experience ROOT.
    • +135 ix. Samuel ROOT Sr..
    • 136 x. Miriam ROOT was born on 4 Sep 1707.11 She died in 1760.36
    • 137 xi. Ephraim ROOT was born on 6 Dec 1709.11 He died in 1760.36
    • +138 xii. Mehitable ROOT.
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Deacon Thomas Root (b. 11 April 1667, d. 13 November 1756)

  • Thomas Root (son of Thomas Root, Jr. and Abigail Alvord) was
  • born 11 April 1667 in Northampton (Hampshire Co.) Massachusetts, and
  • died 13 November 1756 in Coventry (Windham Co.) Connecticut.
  • He married Thankful Strong on 04 March 1691/92 in Northampton (Hampshire Co.) Massachusetts,
    • daughter of Jedediah Strong.
  • Notes for Thomas Root:
    • Thomas bought land in Coventry (CT) in 1708.
    • He was the first town clerk and deacon, and served the church and town in many other positions.
    • There is no record of his estate at the Windham Probate Court.
  • More About Thomas Root and Thankful Strong:
    • Marriage: 04 March 1691/92, Northampton (Hampshire Co.) Massachusetts.
    • [Lists all children above EXCEPT for John !!! /pscoggin]
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  • Deacon Thomas Root
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth[?]: 11 Apr 1667 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Marriage: 4 Mar 1691 Northampton, Massachusetts to Thankful Strong
  • Death[2]: 13 Nov 1756 Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

Parents:

  • F.  Thomas Rooteabt 1644 - aft 1717
  • M.  Abigail Alvord1647 - 1699
    • m. 3 Jul 1666
  • Siblings:
    • 1 Deacon Thomas Root 1667 - 1756
    • 2 Abigail Root 1668 - 1691
    • 3 Samuel Root 1673 -
    • 4 Hezekiah Root 1676 -
    • 5 Infant Root 1691 - 1691

Spouse:

  • H.  Deacon Thomas Root 1667 - 1756
  • W.  Thankful Strong 1672 - 1742
    • m. 4 Mar 1691
    • Children:
      • 1 Thomas Root 1692 - 1782
      • 2 Ebenezer Root 1693 - 1760
      • 3 Eliakim Root 1695 - 1759
      • 4 Abigail Root 1698 - 1775
      • 5 Thankful Root 1700 -
      • 6 Mindwell Root 1701 - 1789
      • 7 Experience Root 1703 -
      • 8 Samuel Root1 705 - after 1789
      • 9 Miriam Root 1707 - 1760
      • 10 Ephraim Root 1709 - 1713
      • 11 Mehitabel Root 1713 -

References

  • Root, James Pierce, Root genealogical records, New York, NY, 1870
  • Messier, Betty Brook and Janet Sutherland Aronson, The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut, Coventry, CT, 1987

References

  • 1.   The Roots of Coventry, Author: Betty Brook Messier & Janet Sutherland Aronson; Publisher: Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT; 1987; p. 176, # 3, Secondary quality. Thomas Root bought land in Coventry, Connecticut in 1708. He was the first town clerk and deacon, and served the church and town in many other positions. There is no record of his estate at the Windham Probate Court.
  • 2.   Root, James Pierce. Root Genealogical Records, 1600-1870: Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America. (New York: R.C. Root, Anthony & Co., 1870). [Root genealogical records] , p. 110, # 366, Secondary quality. He went to Coventry, Connecticut in the year 1709. He was the first town clerk and the first deacon in Coventry. The second child of English parents born in that town was Ephraim. 

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Deacon Thomas Root, Ill's Timeline

1667
April 11, 1667
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
April 11, 1667
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
1692
July 29, 1692
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1693
November 15, 1693
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
1696
December 28, 1696
Northampton, Hampshire, MA
1698
March 16, 1698
Northampton, Hampshire, MA
1700
August 4, 1700
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
1702
1702
Coventry, Tolland County, CT, United States
1703
January 18, 1703
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Colonial America