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Edward Convers, Sr.

Also Known As: "Edward Converse"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: West Thompson Cemetery, Windham Co., CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Convers and Dorcas Abigail Convers
Husband of Elizabeth Converse
Father of James Converse; Edward Converse, Jr.; Jonathan Converse; Jacob Converse; Asa Converse, Sr. and 4 others
Brother of Samuel Converse; Thomas Converse, Sr.; Dorcas Whitmore; Paine Converse; Josiah Converse and 1 other

Occupation: Ensign
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About Edward Convers, Sr.

Edward Convers received from his father, 6 February 1718, a deed of fifty acres of land north of the home farm, and soon after built the house thereon occupied by him, and his sons, well known as the "Convers Tavern." He was a man of energy, and sound judgment, much employed in public affairs, was one of the constituent membeis of the church, and served as committee in building the meeting house. He was chosen to repair bridges, help survey doubtful bounds, collect, receive and distribute school money, and " settle with distrained Baptists on as easy terms as he could." He was active in military affairs, serving as ensign for many years. The rank of ensign corresponds with that of second lieutenant at the present time. At a town meeting, held the first Tuesday of December, 1732, he was chosen constable. His tavern received a good share of travel and patronage, and "Landlord Convers' District" heads the list of school districts laid out in 1762. He died intestate, and only an inventory of some of his personal estate has been found. His real property, no doubt, was made over to his sons during his lifetime.


We the subscribers being desired to appraise the Estate of Mr. Edward Convers late of Kil- lingly Dec. & being made under oath for that purpose have appraised as followeth, viz.

£ s d

Coat & Jacket 35/ great Coat 3/ K Buckles 8 1 1S 8

1 Hat 3/ 3

1 Bed 2 Blankets 1 coverlid Bolster Pillow & curtain 460

1 pr Sheets & other clothes 16 6

»Reed savs that he united with the church in 1719, and his wife in 1722

£ s d

1 Shirt—1 drawers 8" & one warming pan frying 4/6 12 6 Shovel & Tongs & other old Iron 3/6 Iron Kettle & And Irons 6/ 96 Ix>ng table & Bench 9/ saddle 4/ Band I/ Under bed 5 19 0 Great Round table 14/ Square table I/ Desk 27/ 2 02 0 Bread trough 1/6 two trays II h t«'. @ 6d—3 tubs 2/6 06

2 Bedsteads 4/—1 Box I/ two Iron wedges & Bar 1I/2 16 0 4 chairs 7/—cupboard 6/ crane 5/—2 chairs 1I/1 1 09 0 1 wooden wheel clock & cap. 54/ 2 14 0 Old Pewter 10/ teapot 3/ Bowl I/6—2 canisters I/6 16 0 Candlestick 6d steelyards I/ 1 Looking Glass I/ 02 6 A note against Jacob Clmvers & y' Int 16 17 4 A note against Josiah Convers & y' Int 1 0i. 0 A note against Asa Convers & y' Int 10 07 0 A note against Jonathan Bixby & y" Int 1 06 0

£46 17 0

Signed Stephen Keith 1

_ } Appraisers.

Simon Davis >

Killingly, Dec. 27th 1784.

At a Court of Probate holden at Pomfret in the District of Poinfret on the 4th day of July 178.5 the foregoing Inventory was presented by Jacob Convers Adin« under oath & the same ia accepted by this Court & ordered to be kept on file.

Test. Lemuel Grosvenor

Clerk of Probate.

State Of Connecticut 1 ^ probate ()FFICE

District Of Pomfret /

I hereby certify that the above are true copies of Records as appears in this Office.

(Signed) Attest: E. P. Hayward, Judge. Poinfret, June 27, 1881.

Received from his father a deed of 50 acres of land north of the home farm and built the Converse Tavern. Chosen to repair bridges, help survey doubtful bounds. collect, receive and distribute school money. Active in military affairs, serving as ensign for many years.

Ensign Edward Converse

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Edward Convers, Sr.'s Timeline

September 25, 1696
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
September 27, 1719
Age 23
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut
November 8, 1720
Age 24
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, USA
April 28, 1723
Age 26
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA
February 26, 1727
Age 30
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, USA
September 30, 1730
Age 34
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, USA
November 30, 1732
Age 36
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA
April 4, 1736
Age 39
Killingly, Windham, CT
April 4, 1736
Age 39
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA