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John John Chester

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: June 01, 1771 (79)
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Samuel Chester and Hannah Chester
Husband of Mary Morgan Chester
Father of John Chester; Captain Thomas Chester, REV; Benajah Chester; James Chester; Deacon Joseph Chester and 10 others
Half brother of Hannah Chester Hale; Prudence Stoddard; Hon. John Chester; Sarah Longfellow Williams; Penelope Chester, I and 5 others

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About John John Chester

According to a biography from "Biographical Review of New London Connecticut", published 1898, John was the son of Samuel Chester of Groton and built what was known as the 'Square House'. {Connecticut Biographies, re Elisha Starr Chester, <http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctnwlbio/chester_elisha.html>} "[Augustin} Chester... son of Elisha of Groton... son of Thomas Chester of Groton Ct, born there Aug 18, 1721, d. there, farmer, held many trusts, interested in education, church and state, was selected to carry money to the army (m. 1743 Sarah Eldridge b. Mar 19th 1725, died January 19th, 1798); son of John of Groton Connecticut, born at Groton bp Mar 29th 1692, d. at Groton July 1, 1771, farmer, had a large estate, was active in State, society and church affairs, a thorough business man (m. Nov 1, 1716 Mary Starr, dau. of Thomas, an early ship-builder of New London); son of Samuel of Groton, b. in England, died at Groton 1711, came from England to Boston as master of his own brigantine, removed to New London (m 1st Mary, m 2nd Hannah). He was educated as a civil engineer and navigator, surveyed grants of lands for the settlers, and was one of the founders of Groton 1704. {From ?American Ancestry: Giving Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A. D. 1776?; By Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell, 1889, <GoogleBooks>m 21 Dec 2008} "He was a large land owner and farmer, a thorough business man, and active in state, community and church affairs. He married 1 Nov 1716, Mary (or Mercy), daughter of Thomas Starr, an early ship-builder of New London. " {Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:Vol. I, pp. 113-117; edited by Cuyler Reynolds, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911;<http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/chester.html>, 10 Jan 2004} According to a WorldConnect database, John and Mary had 8 children: John, 1717; Thomas, 1721; Benajah, 1724; James, 1727/8; Joseph, 1730/1; Simeon, 1733/4; Catherine, 1736; and Levi, 1739. John is buried in the Starr Cemetery in Groton, Connecticut. "[Samuel's] son John, the next in line of descent to Mrs. [Frances Chester] Prest, married Mary Starr, a great-great-grand-daughter of William Brewster, one of the 'Mayflower's' passengers in 1620."


Called Captain John Chester. Farmer and trader
Military Service:

England-Spain War - West Indies 1739

Judge and Colonel John Chester (Harvard College, 1722) was of Wethersfield,

Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah, daughter of the Reverend Joseph

Noyes (Yale College, 1709), of New Haven. Their eldest son, John, graduated

at Yale College in 1766, another, Leonard, in 1769, and two more in 1780.

GEDCOM Source

@R-943580297@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=89622066&pid=27

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John John Chester's Timeline

1692
March 29, 1692
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
May 29, 1692
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1717
September 9, 1717
Age 25
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1721
August 18, 1721
Age 29
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1724
October 18, 1724
Age 32
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
October 18, 1724
Age 32
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1727
March 4, 1727
Age 34
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
March 4, 1727
Age 34
Groton, New London, CT, United States
1730
March 6, 1730
Age 37
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States