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John Elderkin, III

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fenns, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Norwich, New London County, Dominion of New England (Present Connecticut)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Elderkin, II and Unknown, wife of John Elderkin, II
Husband of Abigail Elderkin and Elizabeth Elderkin
Father of Bashua Elderkin; Hannah Elderkin; Palthiah Comstock; John Elderkin, IV; Abigail Elderkin and 6 others

Occupation: Carpenter, Millwright, Shipwright
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About John Elderkin, III

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John Elderkin had first been married to a lady named Abigail. He was born at Fenns in Lincolnshire, England in 1612/16 and emigrated to America in 1637. He built the first merchant vessel ever owned in New England. John was a contractor and master builder of churches, mills, houses, bridges, and vessels. He went from Lynn to Dedham, then to Reading, Providence, and New London applying his trade. In 1661 he finally settled in Norwich, Connecticut, where he died on 13 June 1687.

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http://www.gordongridley.us/genealogy/gridleylo/pafg604.htm#20704

John Elderken [Parents] 1 was born in 1615/1616 in Of, , , England. He was christened in , , , England. He died on 22 Jun 1687 in , Norwich, New London, Connecticut. He married Abigail Kingsland in 1630 in Lynn, Essex, Mass..

Abigail Kingsland 1 was born in 1616 in Lynn, Essex, Mass.. She died before 1660 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. She married John Elderken in 1630 in Lynn, Essex, Mass..

They had the following children:

  • 1. F i Palthiah Elderkin 1 was born in 1635 in Norwich, New London, Ct. She died on 21 Feb 1713 in , , Conn..
  • 2. F ii Hannah Elderkin
  • 3. F iii Abigail Elderkin 1 was born on 13 Jul 1641 in , Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She was christened on 19 Jul 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She died on 27 Jan 1687 in , , Ct.
  • 4. M iv John Elderkin 1 was born in 1637 in , Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died in 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
  • 5. F v Paltiah Elderkin 1 was born about 1643 in <, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts>. She died on 21 Feb 1713.

John Eldkerkin [Parents] 1 was born about 1601 in Of, , , England. He died in , , , England. He married Mrs-John Elderkin about 1615.

Mrs-John Elderkin 1 was born about 1593 in Of, , , England. She married John Eldkerkin about 1615.

They had the following children:

1. M i John Elderken


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Birth: 1615/1616 Location: England, Essex Co, Lynn

Death: 22 JUN 1687 Location: CT, New London Co, Norwich

Birth: 1616 England, Essex, Lynn

Death: bef 1660 Location: MA, Essex Co, Lynn

Notes John Elderkin seems to have traveled a bit during his lifetime in America

  • Born: 1616,
  • Per Savage: 71 when died 1687
  • Immigration: 1637, possibly with first wife Abigail [Kingsland/Kingslan
  • Residences: Lynn 1637, Dedham 1641, Reading 1646, Possibly Providence

Spouses:

  • 1) Abigail [Kingsland /Kingslane?] Probably married in England about 16
  • 2) Elizabeth Drake, about 1660, widow of William Gaylord and daughter o

It should be noted that when Elizabeth Drake married William Gaylord, h

The Congregational Church and Society, in Franklin, Connecticut Page 20 "Starting near the Society line and going north, the traveler first pas


Birth: 1612, England

Death: Jun. 23, 1687 - Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA

John Elderkin arrived at Lynn, MA in 1637 from England with his wife, Abigail Kingsland. Their marriage was blessed with eight children.

In 1638 received 20 acre grant in Lynn. He was a master Builder. He built the first church and second churches in Norwich and New London, and the first corn mill in each of those places. 1661: he constructed the first merchant vessel ever built in New London, the 'New London Tryall', at cost of over 200 pounds. He also kept the town inn at New London. (Ordinary Keeper). Many other mills, buildings and bridges in the area were built by John Elderkin.

John Elderkin: A Founder of Connecticut".


From Civil War - Civil Union: The Story of David & Mary Elderkin

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~elderkin/prologue.htm

Prologue: The Elderkin Family in North America (1600s - 1842)

For Questions or Corrections, contact: Susan Elderkin

Before recounting David’s travails and Mary’s heroism, it is important to place these characters within their familial and historical contexts.

The first Elderkin to set foot in North America was John Elderkin, who was born in England in approximately 1612. He landed at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts in 1637, and traveled about New England before settling in New London, Connecticut in 1651. He was a builder who constructed corn mills in Dedham and Reading, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and New London, Connecticut, where he also constructed a church.[i]

John Elderkin was about 44 when he married Elizabeth Drake, his second wife, in Windsor, Connecticut in June of 1687.[ii] The couple did as most of their generation did – they multiplied themselves many times over, and so did their children. Many of the Elderkins living in the United States today are descended from John Elderkin and Elizabeth Drake. There is an extensive body of research into their progeny.


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Birth: 1612, England Death: Jun. 23, 1687 Norwich New London County Connecticut, USA

John Elderkin arrived at Lynn, MA in 1637 from England with his wife, Abigail Kingsland. Their marriage was blessed with eight children.

In 1638 received 20 acre grant in Lynn. He was a master Builder. He built the first church and second churches in Norwich and New London, and the first corn mill in each of those places. 1661: he constructed the first merchant vessel ever built in New London, the 'New London Tryall', at cost of over 200 pounds. He also kept the town inn at New London. (Ordinary Keeper). Many other mills, buildings and bridges in the area were built by John Elderkin.

John Elderkin: A Founder of Connecticut".

 

Family links:

Children:
 Hannah Elderkin Handy*
 Paltiah Elderkin Comstock (1630 - 1713)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown

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John Elderkin Wives:Abigail Kingsland and Elizabeth Drake Settler at Lynn, Mass 1636, to Providence, RI, then Norwich, Conn by 1664

Origins The Immigrant Notable Kin Subsequent Generations Research Sources and Resources Notes, Questions and Errata Kansas Pioneers Line Elderkin Links

Origins


   The origin of John Elderkin is unknown to me.

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The Immigrant

John Elderkin seems to have traveled a bit during his lifetime in America, with stints in Lynn, Mass 1637, Reading, Mass 1646, Providence, Rhode Island 1648, New London, Conn 1651, Norwich, Conn 1664. He was a builder. A bridge was named after him and the Franklin Church history discusses the history of the Franklin, Conn church building that he built.

   Born:    1616, Per Savage: 71 when died 1687
   Immigration:   1637, possibly with first wife Abigail [Kingsland/Kingsland?] and possibly with first two children. The estimated dates of birth for the two oldest are 1634 and 1636.
   Residences:  Lynn 1637 > Dedham 1641 > Reading 1646 > Possibly Providence, RI for awhile > New London, Conn 1651 > Norwich > 1660 (Per Savage)
   Spouses:
    
       1) Abigail [Kingsland /Kingslane?] Probably married in England about 1634. Savage speculates that Pelatiah and Abigail are from the first wife. Hannah appears to be from the first wife, primarily because she is not listed in Savage's list of children from the second wife. He could have just missed her, however; as she married abt 1664. So, she could conceivably be from the second wife. Abigail was probably born in the same time frame as her husband (ie 1616) and died before about 1660, when John married for the second time. I have not determined the soruce for her suggested name for her as Kingsland. Torrey shows Kingslane?
       2) Elizabeth Drake, about 1660, widow of William Gaylord and daughter of John Drake. He would have been about 44, she about 39. John and Elizabeth then had five children over the next approximate twelve years through 1672. This would mean she had her second family from when she was 39 to age 51. She survived her husband by twenty-nine years. She died June 18, 1716, in probably Norwich, New London, Conn with a stated age of 95. This age is likely a bit exaggerated, based on it giving her an age of 51 when having her youngest son. That is possible, but it's probably more likely the age is exaggerated.
       It should be noted that when Elizabeth Drake married William Gaylord, he was a widower with six children. She then had two children with him. She then married John Elderkin, who likely had three children already. She then had five with John Elderkin. This means she was the natural mom of seven and the step-mom of nine more, for a total of sixteen. Her two children probably went with her into the Elderkin household. Not sure if the Gaylord kids lived with the Elderkins, or other kin, or were old enough to go on their own.
        
   Death:  June 23, 1687, aged about 71, Norwich, New London Co, Conn
   Will/Estate:  I haven't seen any references to a will for him.

See excerpts of various references about John Elderkin

Notable Kin


   See the Notable Kin page, including:
    
       General Zebediah Elderkin - Revolutionary War
       Tennessee Williams - author 

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Subsequent Generations

I show, admittedly mostly from older sources (primarily Savage), the following children of John, coming from two wives. If there is more current information available, would like to hear about it. I have not yet seen the publication under Resources below.

    
    1   John Elderkin 1616 - 1687
   ..  +Abigail [Kingsland?] 1616 - 1660
   ........ 2   Hannah Elderkin 1634 - 1687
   ............  +Richard Hendee 1630 - 1670 < See Hendee Web Page
   ........ 2   Paltiah Elderkin 1636 - 1713
   ............  +Daniel Comstock 1630 - 1683
                See the Comstock Section
   ........ 2   Abigail Elderkin 1641 -
   ............  +John Betts 1641 -
                     (This John Betts not related to our Long Island Betts ancestors)
     *2nd Wife of John Elderkin:
   ..  +Elizabeth Drake 1621 - 1716
   ........ 2   Ann Elderkin 1661 - 1748
   ............  +Samuel Bliss 1661 - 1729
   ........ 2   John Elderkin, Jr. 1664 -
   ............  +Abigail Fowler 1664 -
   ........ 2   Bathshua Elderkin 1665 -
   ........ 2   James Elderkin 1671 -
   ........ 2   Joseph Elderkin 1672 -
    

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Sources and Resources


       The below reference is given here for informational purposes. I have not seen it or used it for any information on this page.
       Genealogies by the Library of Congress since 1986 Section III
       Page 1177
       CS71.E375 1896?
       Elderkin, John, 1841-
       John Elderkin [microform] : one of the founders of Connecticut and some of his descendants. -- New York : [s.n.], 1896. 14 p. ; 21 cm.
       Call number of original: CS71.E375 1896?
       Microfilm.  Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress
       Photoduplication Service, 1981.  1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
       I. Title. Microfilm 78658 (C)            DLC            84-196234

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Notes, Question and Errata

   What are the origins of John Elderkin?
   Where does the identity of the first wife come from? Savage didn't know her last name. Web pages showing Abigail Kingsland, Torrey shows Kingslane?. Were they married in England, or is she from another immigrant family?
   Is child Hannah from the first wife or second wife? She isn't in Savage's list of kids from the second wife, but she didn't marry till 1664, per Torrey.
    

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Kansas Pioneers Line

    
    Line of Descent of our Kansas Pioneers from John Elderkin:
   Direct Descendants of John Elderkin
    1   John Elderkin 1616 - 1687 b in England
   ....  +Abigail [Kingsland?] 1616 - 1660 b in England
    2   Paltiah Elderkin 1636 - 1713 b in Prob England
   ......  +Daniel Comstock 1630 - 1683 b in Poss Culmstock, Devonshire, England
   ... 3   Hope Comstock 1660 - 1733 b in Prob New London, Conn
   .........  +Thomas Hallock 1660 - 1718 b in Prob Long Island, New York
   ..... 4   Zerubabel Hallock 1688 - 1761 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
   ...........  +Esther Osman 1695 - 1773 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
   ........ 5   Zerubabel Hallock 1721 - 1800 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
   ..............  +Elizabeth Swezey 1722 - 1806 b in Aquebogue, now Riverhead, Long Island, New York
   ........... 6   Zachariah Hallock 1749 - 1820 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
   .................  +Hannah Youngs 1754 - 1823 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
   ............. 7   Bethuel Hallock 1790 - 1866 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
   ...................  +Harmony Howell 1795 - 1864 b in Riverhead, Long Island, New York
   ................ 8   John Kasar Hallock 1831 - 1875 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
   ......................  +Mary Jane Aldrich 1836 - 1862 b in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
   Morris Wells Hallock moved to Kansas shortly after the parents of Harriet Loetta Pollock moved there. They met in Kansas when she was 13 years old, started dating when she was 15 years old,  and married on Jun 05, 1881, in Ada, Kansas, when she was 16 years old, and he was 23.
   .................. 9   Morris Wells Hallock 1858 - 1941 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
   ........................  +Harriet Loetta Pollock 1865 - 1936 b in Richland Co, Ohio
   ..................... 10   Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976 b in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kans
   ...........................  +Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans
   ........................ 11   Doris Louise Baldwin 1917 - b in Home, Near Ada, Fountain Twp,  Ottawa Co, Kans
    

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John ELDERKIN741, 742 was born date unknown, and died date unknown.He married Abigail KINGSLAND on date unknown.

Includes NotesNotes for John ELDERKIN:

The Immigrant John Elderkin seems to have traveled a bit during his lifetime in America, with stints in Lynn, Mass 1637, Reading, Mass 1646, Providence, Rhode Island 1648, New London, Conn 1651, Norwich, Conn 1664. He was a builder. A bridge was named after him and the Franklin Church history discusses the history of the Franklin, Conn church building that he built. Born:1616, Per Savage: 71 when died 1687 Immigration:1637, possibly with first wife Abigail [Kingsland/Kingsland?] and possibly with first two children. The estimated dates of birth for the two oldest are 1634 and 1636. Residences:Lynn 1637 > Denham 1641 > Reading 1646 > Possibly Providence, RI for awhile > New London, Conn 1651 > Norwich > 1660 (Per Savage) Spouses: 1) Abigail [Kingsland /Kingslane?] Probably married in England about 1634. Savage speculates that Pelatiah and Abigail are from the first wife. Hannah appears to be from the first wife, primarily because she is not listed in Savage's list of children from the second wife. He could have just missed her, however; as she married Abt 1664. So, she could conceivably be from the second wife. Abigail was probably born in the same time frame as her husband (ie 1616) and died before about 1660, when John married for the second time. I have not determined the sources for her suggested name for her as Kingsland. Torrey shows Kingslane? 2) Elizabeth Drake, about 1660, widow of William Gaylord and daughter of John Drake. He would have been about 44, she about 39. John and Elizabeth then had five children over the next approximate twelve years through 1672. This would mean she had her second family from when she was 39 to age 51. She survived her husband by twenty-nine years. She died June 18, 1716, in probably Norwich, New London, Conn with a stated age of 95. This age is likely a bit exaggerated, based on it giving her an age of 51 when having her youngest son. That is possible, but it's probably more likely the age is exaggerated. It should be noted that when Elizabeth Drake married William Gaylord, he was a widower with six children. She then had two children with him. She then married John Elderkin, who likely had three children already. She then had five with John Elderkin. This means she was the natural mom of seven and the step-mom of nine more, for a total of sixteen. Her two children probably went with her into the Elderkin household. Not sure if the Gaylord kids lived with the Elderkins, or other kin, or were old enough to go on their own. Death:June 23, 1687, aged about 71, Norwich, New London Co, Conn History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Page 143 "This I, Clement Coldam, aged about 55 years, doe testified, that the grant of the old mill was in July ye 12, 1633, to Edward Tomlins, which was the second mill in this colony; and after the Towne saw that the mill could not supply the Towne, they gave leave to build an overshoot mill upon the same water; with a sluice called by the name of the old sluce, being made by Mr. Howell, the second owner of the mill; and then Mr. Howell did sell the same mill to John Elderkin; and John Elderkin did sell it to Mr. Bennet, and Mr. Bennet did sell it to Goodman Wheeler, and Goodman Wheeler sold it to John Ballard, and John Ballard sold it to Henry Rhodes. And this I testified that the water to supply the mill with, was granted to the mill, before any Meddow in the Towne was granted to any man, wee mowing all comon then. And this I testified, that I kept the key of the old sluce for Mr. South, which is since about 27 or 28 years age." Genealogy of John Kitchel and Esther Peck Page 112 "Norwich, Connecticut, was settled in 1660. The 35 original proprietors of that town were...... John Elderkin..." SAVAGE, VOL 2 DICTIONARY FIRST SETTLERS OF NE Page 136 GAYLORD, GAYLOR, GAYLER, GALLARD, or GALLERD: WILLIAM, Windsor, eldests. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 24 Feb. 1642, Ann Porter, had Ann, b.24 Apr. 1645; Hannah, 30 Jan. 1647; John, 27 Jan. 1649; William, 25 Feb. 1651;Hezekiah, 11 Feb. 1653; by sec. w. Eliz. sis. of the w. of his youngest br. John, d. of John Drake, had Josiah, 13 Feb. 1655, and Nathaniel, 3 Sept. 1656. He d. 14 Dec. after, and his wid. m. a. 1660, John Elderkin ofNorwich. Ann m. 11 May 1663, or 11 Mar. 1664 (both dates being giv.), Isaac Phelps. SAVAGE, VOL. 2, DICTIONARY FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND Page 61 ELDERKIN, JOHN, Lynn 1637, Dedham 1641, Reading 1646, and two yrs. later at Providence, and of New London 1651, where he built both the first ch. and first mill, finally in 1664 sett. at Norwich there also built the first ch. and mill, d. 23 June 1687 aged a. 71. He had Abigail, b. 13 Sept. 1641, but what was his w.'s name, or whether she had more ch. or when she d. is unkn. Yet a d. of this w. m. Daniel Comstock. He m. for. sec. w. Eliz. d. of John Drake, wid. of William Gaylord, and had Ann, b. Jan. 1661; John, Apr. 1664; Bathshua, Nov. 1665; James, Mar. 1671; and Joseph, Dec. 1672. His wid. long surv. him, and d. 18 June 1716, aet. 95; and the error in Hist. of Norwich, 117, whereby this date was made to belong to the h. is thus explain. JOHN, Norwich, s. of the preced. m. 1685, Abigail Fowler. Four of the name had in 1829 been gr. at Yale. A History of the Descendants of the Comstock Family in America Page 3 Calkins (History of Norwich) says John Elderkin, carpenter and miller, the first proprietor of the "Cove," emigrated to America in 1637, coming first to Lynn and then to Dedham. Mr. W. W. Chapin of Providence says he was in Providence about 1650 when Daniel2 Comstock was there. As Elderkin must have had a family at the time, this would furnish a motive for the migration of Daniel from Providence to New London. " History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Page 174 John Elderkin: Mr. Elderkin seems to have removed from Lynn soon after these land allotments were made. He became a sojourner in divers places. In 1651 he was at New London, and there built the first church and the first mill. He finally settled at Norwich, in 1664, and there likewise built the first church and the first mill, and died 23 June, 1687. He had two wives and several children. His widow died at the mature age of 95, in 1716, at Norwich. While at Lynn, Mr. Elderkin owned the mill which previously belonged to Mr. Howell Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements Volume I Page 128 "Jeremiah Clements went to Norwich, Conn., to live before he was twenty-one years old, buying land there in January, 1744-5. This piece of property was near Elderkin's Bridge on the east side of the river, in "Newent" (later Lisbon). He sold it to his brother, Nathaniel." "Jeremiah Clements's large investments in lands, led to many deeds to and from him of which the following are the most interesting: John Elderkin of Norwich, conveys, to Jeremiah Clement of Norwich, land by the Great Bridge, Elderkin's Bridge so-called, 67 acres. 19 Jan. 1744:5. (Norwich Deeds, 9:165.)" The Congregational Church and Society, in Franklin, Connecticut Page 91 "It will thus appear that the same building materials which constituted an important part of the meeting house built by John Elderkin, at the Town Plot in 1673, entered somewhat largely into the first church built upon Meeting House Hill more than forty years subsequent to that date. This, in turn, was taken down and re-erected in 1746, in what was afterwards the eighth society in Norwich, and after battling with the elements for nearly forty years longer, it had to succumb a third time, and parts of it were finally converted into a dwelling house, where very possibly some remnants may be found at the present time." "The Congregational Church and Society, in Franklin, Connecticut Page 20 "Starting near the Society line and going north, the traveler first passes the residence..... and if he still keeps to the right he will pass the place of Capt. John Fillmore, ancestor of President Fillmore, and noted for his encounter with the pirates; and, near by, the residence of Samuel Griswold; and finally cross the Shetucket at Elderkin's (now Lord's) bridge, near which lives John Elderkin, and are located the saw and gristmill for that section;....." The following is from Comstock Genealogy by John Adams Comstock. Calkins (History of Norwich) says John Elderkin, carpenter and miller, the first proprietor of the "Cover", emigrated to America in 1637, coming first to Lynn and then to Dedham. Mr. W.W. Chapman of Providence says he was in Providence about 1650 when Daniel Comstock was there. As Elderkin must have had a family at the time, this would furnish a motive for the migration of Daniel Comstock from Providence to New London. More About John ELDERKIN and Abigail KINGSLAND: Marriage: Unknown Children of John ELDERKIN and Abigail KINGSLAND are:

   +Paltiah (Pelatiah) ELDERKIN, b. date unknown, d. 21 Feb 1712/13, New London, New London Co., Connecticutt743.

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Deacon John Elderkin Jr.

Born about 1616 in Lincolnshire, Englandmap Son of John Elderkin Sr. and [mother unknown] [sibling(s) unknown] Husband of Abigail (Kingsland) Elderkin — married before 1630 (to 1656) in Lynn, Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain] Husband of Elizabeth (Drake) Elderkin — married about 1660 [location unknown] Father of Bathshua Elderkin, Benjamin Elderkin, Elizabeth Elderkin, James Elderkin, Joseph Elderkin, Josiah Elderkin, Nathanial Elderkin, Hannah (Elderkin) Hendee, Paltiah (Elderkin) Comstock, John Elderkin, Abigail (Elderkin) Betts, Anne (Elderkin) Bliss and John Elderkin II Died June 22, 1687 in Norwich, New London, Connecticutmap

ography

John Eldrekin was born in 1616 in England, some authorities say 1612 but in a court dispostion he gave in 1672 he states that he is 56 years old. An extensive biography is available in John Elderkin, One of the Founders of Connecticut. He was married twice, his first wife was Abigail. They were married about 1637. His second was to Elizabeth Drake Gaylord, daughter of John Drake and widow of William Gaylord, of Windham. They were married March 1, 1660. She died at Norwich in 1716. John Elderkin the second is the son of Elizabeth Drake and John. John the first, died in 1687 in Norwich, Connecticut, while the place of his burial is not known, his memorial has links to memorials for two of his children as well as a link to the book mentioned above the primary source for this brief sketch.[1]

John Elderkin was also a reputed contractor and Builder. He was recruited successfully to move from Providence Rhode Island by Governor Winthrop. He built the first two churches in both Norwich and New London, Connecticut. He also built the first Merchant ship ever produced at New London in 1661 He was joined in this endeavor by Richard Hendee Sr. in 1660-1661. John Elderkin was also a owner and builder of Several Mills both for Grain and Lumber. He was Granted many parcels of Land for his labors and Built many thriving businesses. He passed many of these businesses to Descendents and the Elderkin Family became one of the Wealthiest families in Connecticut. His 2nd wife Elizabeth was a direct descendent of Royalty in England and his association with Governor Winthrop is well documented. He is credited with building the first Town Meeting Hall in Norwich and for building Churches with pews which were status segregated in the churches. The allotment of this seating by status was very contentious; however, it lasted for Generations and became a source of Much Conflict among the Early Pioneers.

Note

One source[1] had Abigail Fowler as mother of John Elderkin Sr, but it seems that she was the wife of John Elderkin, Jr. Name

   Name: John /Elderkin/[2] 

Birth

   1615 
   England[3] 

Marriage 1

   1630 
   Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts[4] 

Marriage 2

   1 March 1660 [5] 
   Elizabeth Drake Gaylord daughter of John Drake and widow of William Gaylord[6] 

Children of John and Abigail

   Paltiah b. 1637 m. Daniel Comstock[7]
   Abigail b. 13 Sep. 1641[8]
   Hannah m. Richard Hendee Sr. sometimes written as Richard Handy[9] 

Children of John and Elizabeth

   Ann b. Jan. 1661[10]
   John II b. April 1664 m.(1) in 1685 Abigail Fowler m.(2) Hanah Coleman[11]
   Bashaw b. Nov 1665[12]
   James b. Mar 1670[13]
   Joseph b. Dec. 1672[14] 

Sources

   Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. page 12940, entry for William Gaylord 
   Linconshire, birthday 23rd: http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/vt/18112/ 
   Source: DWElderkin Author; Dyer White Eldrkin. Title: Genealogy of the Elderkin family with intermarriages Pittsburgh 1881. An Open Library E-book DWElderkin 
   Source S89 Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Repository: #R1
   Repository R1 Name: Ancestry.com 
   Source: John Elderkin memorial at Find a Grave. 

Footnotes

   ↑ John Elderkin memorial at Find a Grave.
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   ↑ Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700
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John Elderkin, III's Timeline

1612
1612
Fenns, Lincolnshire, England
1634
May 17, 1634
Age 22
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1635
1635
Age 23
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1637
1637
Age 25
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1637
Age 25
Lynn,MA; Quality: 3
1641
July 13, 1641
Age 29
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1660
January 1660
Age 48
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
1664
April 6, 1664
Age 52
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA