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Stephen Root

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: January 6, 1717 (65)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Roote, of Farmington and Mary Root
Husband of Sarah Root
Father of Mary Judd; Timothy Root, of Hartford and John Root
Brother of John Root, III; Thomas Root, II; Susannah Rootes; Mary Bronson; Susannah Langdon and 4 others

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Stephen Root

He was one of the greatest racers of his day. He was never out run except by the Indians. He was engaged in the battle at Fort Narragansett where the Indian fort was destroyed. He was engaged in the Indian wars for about 2 1/2 years. He was known as the giant of Farmington, where he resided, being six feet, six inches tall.

In King Philip's Indian War, Stephen Root served under (506) Major Robert Treat for two and one-half years. He always carried a sword and a huge musket. In the fight at Fort Narragansett, when the Indian fort was destroyed, he did terrible execution. He was a man of mighty courage and of sound judgment. He and his five brothers were known as the 'giants of Connecticut.'

From "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692" Volume 3, by James Rogers

STEPHEN, Farmington, br. of Caleb, m. Sarah, d. of John Wadsworth of Farmington, had Timothy, b. a. 1681; vol. 3, p. 574 John, a. 1685;Mary, a. 1691; all bapt. 17 May 1691; Sarah, 17 Dec. 1693; and Hannah,wh. d. un, and perhaps others; and he d. 1717. His wid. d. 20 Mar. 1740

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Stephen Root's Timeline

Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 29
West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 39
Farmington, Hartford, CT, USA
January 6, 1717
Age 65
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
March 16, 1886
Age 65
September 18, 1930
Age 65
March 24, 1943
Age 65