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Mary Root (Banks)

Birthplace: Fairfield, CT, USA
Death: Died in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Banks and Sarah Banks
Wife of Continental Congressman & Gen. Jesse Root
Mother of Mary "Polly" Root; Ebenezer Root; Ephraim Root; Sophia Buell; Jesse Root, Jr. and 4 others

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About Mary Root

Note: After a lengthy illness


Gravestone inscription.

Dear consort of the Hon. Jesse Root Esq. LLD, who after a long painful I llness endured with Charisian patience and resignation (died ) in the mor ning of the 5th of Dec. AD 1813 ...she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus....

Married: 18 MAY 1758 in Newark, New Jersey

Note: Jesse's great-grandson Austin Dunham, said he "eloped with Miss Mary Bank s...." 1

Event: Migrated 1767 in Hartford

Note: He migrated here to expand his law practice. He also kept his home in Cov entry. 1

Note: Five of the remaining children were married and raising families in Conne cticut, New York, Ohio, and Vermont. Only Sally remained at home. 1

Event: Migrated 1790 in Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut 1


Title: The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut, Edition: One of and edition of 800 bo oks.

Abbrev: Roots of Coventry, Ct.

Author: Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson

Publication: Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, 1712 Main St, Coventry, Connecticut , 06238, 1987


One of only 800 books.

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Mary Root's Timeline

April 12, 1736
Fairfield, CT, USA
February 27, 1759
Age 22
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut
February 14, 1761
Age 24
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
October 6, 1762
Age 26
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
July 19, 1764
Age 28
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut
April 13, 1766
Age 30
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
May 18, 1768
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
May 20, 1770
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
February 11, 1773
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut