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Jonathan Deming

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Death: January 8, 1700 (57-65)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John Deming and Honor Deming
Husband of Sarah Deming and Elizabeth Deming
Father of Jonathan Deming; Sarah Riley; Comfort Beckley / Morton; Mary Deming; Thomas Deming and 7 others
Brother of Sgt. John Deming; Sarah Moody; Hannah Beckley; Rachel Morgan; Samuel Deming and 5 others

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About Jonathan Deming

Jonathan Deming, Sr., "died January 8, 1700, of a very sudden death, being aged as he computed about 61.". Composer Cole Porter and B. F. Goodrich are descendants.

Parents: John Deming  & Honour Treat 


  1. Sarah ___,  died June 5, 1668. (probably the daughter of John Graves.)
  2. December 25, 1673 to Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah Gilbert.  She died at Wethersfield, September 3, 1714.


  1. Jonathan, b. Noverber 27, 1661; m. (10) Abigail Filer, January 5, 1709; d. June 22, 1727.
  2. Sarah, b. August 12, 1663; m. ___Rylie.
  3.  Mary, b. July 11, 1665; m. Joseph Smith, November 26, 1685; d. April 9, 1687.
  4. Comfort, b. June 5, 1668; m. 1st Nathaniel Berkley, May 8, 1698; 2d, Thomas Morton, February 2, 1710
  5. Elizabeth, b.Jun 12, 1674; m. Richard Beckley, November 13 1699.
  6. (Luce), b. February 16, 1676; m. (13) John Edwards, May 15, 1707.
  7. Thomas, b. November 27, 1679; m. Mary, daughter of Thomas Williams, June 2, 1698; d. January 31 1746.
  8. Charles, b. June 10, 1681; m. Anna Wickham, September 5, 1706.
  9. Benjamin, b. July 20, 1684; m. Mary ___, February 4, 1706.
  10. Jacob, b. December 20, 1689; m. Dinah ___.
  11.  Mary, b. October 24, 1692; m. Gershom Butler, in 1719; d. April 22, 1771.
  12. Ann, b. October 1, 1695; m. (31) Nathaniel Wright, March 12, 1712.


Invt. L550-14-04. Taken by Jonathan Boreman, Ebenezer Deming and Jacob Williams. Will dated 27 March, 1696.

I Jonathan Deming sen. of Wethersfield  doe make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife Elizabeth Deming the Use of all my Real & Personal Estate during her Widowhood, excepting what I have given to my Children. I give to her the Use of all my Improved Lands, with my House & Barn, & I-3 of all my Moveable Estate, & so much of the Benefit of my Team that she shall need for the Improvement of my Lands. I give to my son Jonathan Deming the House & Land that he lives on, and about 5 1/2 acres, and also 2 acres of Land in the Mile Meadow. I give to my son Thomas Deming that Lott I bought of Joseph Andrews, in that Division made for the List of Estate for the year 1693. I give to my sons Charles & Jacob the West half of my Lott that I live upon, to be equally divided between them, the east part to Charles & the West part to Jacob. I give to my sons Charles, Benjamin & Jacob, that 10 acres of Land that I bought of Ezekiel Buck, to be equally divided between them. I give to my son Benjamin my Dwelling house and Barn and all the remander of my Lott that I now live upon as it is now fenced. I give to my daughter Sarah Rylie 10 Shillings with what she hath already had. I give to my son-in-law John Williams 1 Shilling together with what he hath already. I give to my daughters, viz, Comfort, Elusia, Elizabeth, Mary & Ann, all the rest of my Moveable Estate when my wife has had her thirds, to be equally divided between them. I give to my brother John Deming a convenient highway in Mile Meadow by the Side of Mr. Lord's Lott to his own Land. All the Estate that shall happen to fall to me by my sd. wife Elizabeth out of the Estate of her father Josiah Gilbert, late deceased, I give the same to my sd. wife Elizabeth and to the Children I had by her, to be equally divded amongst them. I give my Land in the Indian Purchase to all my Children, except Sarah Rylie and John Williams. I appoint my wife Elizabeth Deming and my son John Deming to be Executors. In Case of their Decease, my son Thomas Deming to succeed to be Executor when he shall be 21 years of age. I also appoint my son Jonathan Deming and Mr. Jonathan Boreman to be Overseers.

Witness: John Deming sen., JONATHAN X DEMING SEN. L.s.


Court Record, Page 125-9 March, 1699: One Witness, viz, John Welles, late of Wethersfield, being removed out of the Country before the Exhibition of the Will, the Court do approve the same upon the Testimony of John Deming sen., the other Witness, and order the Will to be recorded.


  1. Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families By Sebastian V. Talcott Pg.500
  2. West Virginia and its people, Volume 2 By Thomas Condit Miller, Hu Maxwell Pg.636
  3. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records: Hartford district, 1635-1700 edited by Charles William Manwaring.  Pg.548, Page 135-6-7-8-9.]


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Jonathan Deming's Timeline

Wethersfield, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
November 27, 1661
Age 22
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
August 12, 1663
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
July 11, 1665
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
June 5, 1668
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut
June 12, 1674
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
February 16, 1676
Age 37
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
November 27, 1679
Age 40
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America