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Robert Ransom

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: North Kingstown, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: Died in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ransom and Anna Barrows
Husband of Sarah Ann Ransom; Alice Ransom; Sarah Ransom; Sarah Ransom and Susan Ransom
Father of Robert Edward Ransom; William Ransom; Sara Ransom; Samuel Ransom; Col John Ransom and 12 others
Brother of Joshua Ransom; Abigail Thomas; Samuel Ransom; Lydia Ransom; Ebenezer Ransom and 4 others

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About Robert Ransom


[Following is from Historical outline of the Ransom family of America, by Wyllys Cadwell Ransom, p. 70, downloaded 2010 from]

No. 3. ROBERT RANSOM [3], of Colchester, Conn. (Joshua2, Robert1), b. at or near Wexford, R. I., 1687; m. Alice Newton at North Kingston, R. I., 1707; moved to Colchester, Conn., with his father-in-law, James Newton, 1708; d. Jan. 23, 1777, supposed on the old farm near Colchester; date and place of Alice's death unknown.


14. 1. John (4), b. Nov. 13, 1709, Colchester, Conn.; m. Bertha Lewis April 6, 1732, at Colchester, Conn.; d. at Kent, Conn., Dec. 2, 1797.

15. 2. Mary (5), b. Aug. 30, 1711, Colchester, Conn.; m. Peter Huntley March 20, 1729.

16. 3. James1.(6), b. March 13, 1713, Colchester, Conn.; m. Sarah Treadway May 22, 1735; d. at Colchester, Conn., Dec. 2, 1797; Sarah d. May 12, 1793.

17. 4. Joshua (7), b. May 3, 1715, at Colchester, Conn.; m. Sarah Brown, step daughter of Pelatiah Bliss Montville; date and place of death unknown, probably in Otsego Co., N. Y.

18. 5. Robert4 (8), b. March 25, 1717, at Colchester, Conn.; m. Hannah Burgess at Canterbury, Conn.; Hannah d. at Canterbury., Conn., April 13, 1775.

19. 6. Alice (9) b. Sept. 6, 1719, at Colchester, Conn.; m. Lebbeus Harris Nov. 20, 1730, at Colchester, Conn.; date and place of death unknown.

20. 7. Newton (10) b. Feb. 21, 1722, at Colchester, Conn.; m. Sarah Jones Sept. 21, 1742, at Colchester, Conn.; d. at Halifax, Vt., May 31, 1796; Sarah d. at Shelburne Falls, Mass., June 13, 1804.

21. 8. Peleg (1i), b. Sept. 20, 1724, at Colchester, Conn.

22. 9. Amos (12), b. Feb. 17, 1727, at Colchester, Conn.; m. Anna Comstock April 12, 1750, at Colchester, Conn.

23. 10. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1729, at Colchester, Conn.

24. 11. Amy, b. Aug. 2, 1732, at Colchester, Conn.

ROBERT [3] of Colchester undoubtedly led an industrious life and was largely engaged in the acquisition of wealth, though it would probably do him an injustice to say that he did not divide his time impartially between treasures of the heavenly and earthly sort, for his interest manifested in the affairs of the Colchester Society indicates that he did not overlook the spiritual concerns of the good people with whom his fortunes were cast.

His daily duties and exemplary life, as commemorated by local and family records, mark him as an interesting character. He and Alice reared a large family, seven boys and four girls, and all them, so far as the history of their careers has been preserved, seem to have achieved success in their varied lives, and their share of honors in public stations.


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Robert Ransom's Timeline

September 15, 1695
North Kingstown, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
November 13, 1709
Age 14
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
August 30, 1711
Age 15
March 13, 1713
Age 17
Colchester,New London,Connecticut
May 3, 1715
Age 19
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA
March 25, 1717
Age 21
Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA
September 6, 1719
Age 23
Colchester, New London, CT, USA