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John Pantry

Birthplace: Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Pantry and Hannah Welles
Husband of Abigail Pantry
Father of Hannah Goodwin and Abigail Goodman
Brother of Mary Mix and Hannah Pantry
Half brother of Hannah Welles; Rebecca Judson; Thomas Welles, Ill; John Welles; Sarah Bidwell and 4 others

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About John Pantry

  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
  • William Tuttle & Elizabeth
  • 2. Hannah Tuttle, b. England, 1632-3; d. in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 9, 1683, a. 50; bu. in the old Center chh. graveyard on Main st., where her memorial stone is still standing, among others of the Welles family; its inscription quite plain;* m. 1619, John, only s. of William and Margaret Pantry (Pantree), b. abt. 1629; freeman of Harft., 1650; will dated Sept. 1, 1653; inv. taken Nov. 25, same yr.; chil., John and Hannah --Mary not named, prob. posthumous; m. (2) June 23, 1654, Thomas, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Deming) Welles, jr., b. abt. 1627; Quartermaster under Maj. John Mason, 1658; Dep. Mag. at Hartf., 1662-3, and is said to be named as a grantee in the Royal Charter of Conn. (prob. his f.) He was rep. May 1663, assistant 1668, and was killed sm. yr. by a fall from a cherry tree. Inv. taken in Hartf. Aug. 20, 1668, (english pound)1090 19s. 6d.; chattels, (english pound)590. Adm. given to wid. Hannah. He was the largest and tallest man of his time in Hartf.; of strong mind and estimable character. Inv. of est. of Mrs. Hannah Welles exh. Sept. 6, 1683; divided by the court, to John Pantry double portion, and to all the rest of Mrs. Welles' chil. equal portions. Mrs. Bidwell and Mrs. Meeks to receive each a piece of gold and a gold ring that their mother before her sickness did allot and give them; the two younger ss. to be clothed out of the est. before distribution. 10. chil. b. in Wethersfield.
  • I. 'JOHN, bap. March 17, 1659; m. ABIGAIL MIX.
  • II. Hannah, b. Aug., 1652; d. unm. 1672, according to Savage; 1675, according to W. S. Porter; but Miss Mary N. Talcott says she d. before Aug., 1671, as an account of the est. of Hannah Pantry was exh. to the court of probate in Hrtf. in Aug., 1671.
  • III. Mary, b. prob. after Sept. 1, 1653, when the f. made his will; m. Nathaniel Mix.
  • IV. Rebecca Welles, b. May, 1655; m. Aug. 13, 1680, Capt. James Judson.
  • V. Thomas, b. Oct., 1657; m. 1689, Mary Blackleach.
  • VI. Sarah, b. April, 1659; m. Nov. 7, 1678, John Bidwell, jr.
  • VII. Ichabod, Nov., 1669; m. Sept. 4, 1684, Sarah Way.
  • VIII. Samuel, Oct., 1662; m. Ruth Judson, sis. to James Judson.
  • IX. Jonathan, b. Sept., 1664; d. s. i. abt. 1690; killed by piece of block falling on his head. Thomas Welles adm. his est., which the court of assistants, on petition of all but the admr., ordered distributed, Nov., 1690, to Thomas, Ichabod, Samuel and Joseph Welles, John Bidwell, for his wf. Sarah and James Judson, for his wf. Rebecca; Thomas appealed, May 1691, claiming te est. of his bro. according to the English law, without avail.
  • X. Joseph, b. Aug., 1667; d. 1698; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Eleazer Way. 1. John, d. y. 2. Joseph, d. y. 3. Joshua, d. y. 4. Elizabeth, b. 1696; m. William Powell of Hartf. 1. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 4, 1750, Fletcher Ranney of Mid., Conn., who d. Dec. 14, 1772, a. 47. She d. June 14, 1785, a. 60.
  • 21. 'JOHN PANTRY, bap. Wethersfield, Conn., March 17, 1650; res. Hartf.; d. April 4, 1736; gravestone says a. 90; "evidently a mistake." says Hon. L. M. Boltwood, "as he was bap. the Sunday succeeding his birth." He was one of the richest men in Hartf. Wm. S. Porter's Hist. Notices of Conn. says he left to his chil. and grand chil. an immense estate, including a pasture of 25 acres on the east side of Front St., now in the heart of the city. In 1701 Ann Trill, Wid. of Thomas, obtained permission to sell land, about 30 acres, on the east side of the great river in Hartf. her husband had of JOHN PANTRY. In 1723 JOHN PANTRY in deed of 32 acres of land which he gives to Nathaniel Mix of N. Hav.; calls him his nehew. May 10, 1720, JOHN PANTRY and wf., ABIGAIL of Hartf., convey lands in N. Hav. to Samuel Mix; also lands not specified in the will of Thomas Mix; witnesses Aaron Cook and Hannah Goodwin. Thomas Olmsted of Hartf. also appears an heir of Thomas Mix in right of his wf. Hannah. From about 1729, a. 79, he was superannuated or deranged. JOHN PANTRY, m. ABIGAIL, dau. of Thomas and Rebecca (Turner) MIX of N. Hav., bap. Jan. 22, 1660; her mo. was dau. of Capt. Nathaniel Turner N. Hav. She was living April 25, 1691.
  • I. John, m. Mary Norton.
  • II. Abigail, b. Jan. 11, 1678-9; m. Richard Goodman.
  • III. Hannah, b. abt. 1680; m. Hezekiah Goodwin.
  • IV. Rebecca, bap. April 25, 1692; m. April 30, 1713, Nathaniel Jones.
  • *Caleb Mix, b. 1661, (s. of Thomas), joined with bro. Samuel Mix in buying out the rts. of the heirs of their sis. 'ABIGAIL (MIX) PANTRY' in their father's est. Caleb m. Hannah who d. Dec. 11, 1693. He m. (2) Mary dau. of Nathan Bradley, as above, of Guilford; he d. abt. 1708 and in 1722 Joshua Tuttle in rt. of his wife Mary, who was wid. of Caleb Mix was appt. admx. of his estate. Chil. by Caleb Mix by (2d m.) Mary Bradley. 1. Thankful, b. Oct. 1, 1695; m. Caleb Alling. 2. Rachel, b. Dec. 15, 1698; m. __ Collins. 3. Patience, March 23, 1699; m. John Alling. 4. Esther, Dec. 31, 1702; m. __ Hubbell.
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  • Full text of "Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, genealogical-memorial; representative citizens;"
  • (II) Lieutenant Richard (2) Goodman, son of Deacon Richard (i) and Mary (Terry) Goodman, was born March 23, 1663, and some time after 1678 he returned to Hartford, where he became a wealthy, influential citizen, his death occurring May 14, 1730. He married Abigail Pantry, born January 11, 1679, daughter of 'John Pantry (1650-1736) and his wife, xAbigail (Mix) Pantry, of West Hartford', and granddaughter of John Pantry and his wife, Hannah (Tuttle) Pantry (1632-1683), and of Thomas and Rebecca (Turner) Mix. Six children.
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John Pantry's Timeline

March 17, 1650
Connecticut Colony
January 11, 1679
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford, CT
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
April 4, 1736
Age 86
Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States