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Thomas Northrup

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
Death: Died in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Northrup and Mary Northrup
Husband of Abigail Northrup
Father of Job Northrup; Thomas Northrup; Isaac Northrup; Sarah Northrup; Abraham Northrup and 1 other
Brother of William Northrup; Ephraim Northrup; Joseph Northrup; John Northrup; Job Northrup and 3 others

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About Thomas Northrup

Thomas (William, Joseph)

Born 1701 in Milford. Married Abigail Terrill. Removed to Newtown, CT. After his wife died, he removed to New Milford, CT.

Children:

  1. Job, b. April 25, 1731; married Violet Peck on April 8, 1756
  2. Thomas, b. Dec 2, 1732; married Johanna Leach August 25, 1757
  3. Isaac, b. Aug 6, 1734
  4. Sarah, d. at Newtown, CT age 96
  5. Abraham, b. Aug 13, 1738; married twice
  6. Joel, March 3, 1742; married Eunice Marsh

Thomas3, son of William2 (fifth child) , grandson of Joseph (founder), was born March 16, 1701 in Milford, CT. Thomas Northrup, son of William, lived at Newtown, "whither he went in the early settlement of that town, his name being of record there in 1712, along with those of his cousins, who had land allotted to them and went thither that year. They were prominent men in public affairs. Thomas Northrup married Abigail Terrill (her father, Daniel was buried in the Hawleyville Cemetery near Newtown), of Newtown. After her death, and after their children were married and settled, Thomas lived with his son at (New) Milford, Conn."

http://www.shermanhistoricalsociety.org/northropbio.html

30 THOMAS3 NORTHRUP (William2, Joseph1), b. March 16, 1701, Milford; Married: 1722 in Milford Abigail Terrill, dau. of Daniel.(Her b. 3 SEP 1699 in Milford, baptism: 03 Sep 1699, First Congregational Church Milford, Death: Aft 1750 or Death: 1727 in Newtown, CT) Removed to Newtown, Conn., and resided there until the children were grown and settled. His wife died there and he went to New Milford and resided with one of his sons. Among the residents of Newtown, in 1712, were Thomas Northrup, Benjamin and Jeremiah and John (brothers) Northrup. Children b. in Newtown:

Children of Abigail Terrill and Thomas Northrop are:

  1. Job4, b. Apr. 25, 1731. b. Apr. 25, 1731, Newtown, Conn.; m. Apr. 8, 1756, Violet Peck, dau. of Joseph and Rebecca (Shepard) Peck, in Newtown, and removed to Woodbridge, Conn., where he lived and reared his family. His wife d. Feb. 17, 1813, aged 78. He d. Nov. 9, 1813, while on a visit at Sherman, Conn.
  2. Thomas, b. Dec. 2, 1732. b. Dec. 2, 1732, Newtown; m. Aug. 25, 1757, at New Fairfield, Conn., Joanna, dau. of Amos and Mercy (Martin) Leach. In 1759 had son in Sherman and 1765 son in Fairfield He d. (???), and his widow m., 2d, (???) Page, and removed to Vermont, to her 3 s., and d. there about 1832, aged 99. Thomas was a farmer, but sometimes preached. http://www.shermanhistoricalsociety.org/northropbio.html
  3. Isaac, b. Aug. 6, 1734 in Newtown, CT. (see below)
  4. Sarah, b. (Newtown CT); d. at Newtown, aged 96.
  5. Abraham, b. Aug. 13, 1738 or 1733 in New Fairfield b. Aug. 13, 1738; m., 1778 son born in Sherman. 1st, Martha Waters, who d. July 6, 1809, aged 70; and m., 2d, Polly Green, when he was over 70 years old. He d. June 14, 1829.
  6. Joel, b. March 3, 1742. Newtown b. March 3, 1742; m. Eunice (b. Dec., 1744), dau. of Elder Elihu and Sarah Abby Marsh. She d. May 1, 1811, aged 67. He was a cooper, then a tailor. United with the First Church in New Milford, then with the Separatists. Was very religious, a great reader, and accumulated "a comfortable property." Resided, after marriage, first in Newtown, then, about 1784, removed to Brookfield, then to New Milford, where he d. March 10, 1824

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Thomas' name is listed among the residents of "New Towne" as early as 1712. If this is the correct Thomas, he was a boy of about 11 when he moved to Newtown. Perhaps he lived with his cousins until he could secure his own property. Thomas' life is tied closely to the town of Newtown where he resided most of his 86 or so years. This description refers to Woodbury in 1747 but is likely appropriate for Newtown in 1712 " …a wilderness with bears and wolves, no road only paths made by riding horseback or on foot.” with a " primeval forest cover".

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Thomas Northrup's Timeline

1701
1701
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
1731
April 25, 1731
Age 30
Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
1732
December 2, 1732
Age 31
Newtown, Fairfield, CT
1734
August 6, 1734
Age 33
Newtown, Fairfield, CT
1736
1736
Age 35
Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut
1738
August 13, 1738
Age 37
Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut
1742
1742
Age 41
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
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March
NewTown, Fairfield, CT
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After his wife died, he moved to New Milford and lived with one of his sons