5th great-grandmother of President Grover Cleveland.2

Abigail/2 Burt

F, #432, (circa 1623 - 3 February 1691/92)
Father*Henry/1 Burt1 b. c 1595, d. 30 Apr 1662
Mother*Ulalia/1 Marche1 b. c 1600, d. 29 Aug 1690
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Francis/1? Ball:

  • Jonathan/2 Ball15 b. circa 7 Oct 1645
  • Samuel/2 Ball+16 b. 16 Mar 1647/48, d. 13 Sep 1689

Children with Benjamin/2? Munn:

Abigail/2 Burt, born circa 1623 at Harberton, Devonshire, sailed with her parents to New England in 1634. After a brief stay at Roxbury, they removed to Springfield, Massachusetts in 1640.1
     "In one of the earliest cases in the [Springfield court records], [Magistrate William] Pynchon ordered, 11 Jan 1640/41, that John Hobell [Hubbell] be whipped by the constable for getting promises of marriage from Abigail Burt, despite her father's prohibition, and for offering and attempting fornication with her. Abigail was likewise ordered whipped. What crime she was regarded as having committed is not clear, unless it was participation in unchaste or unclean behavior."3
     Abigail married (1), 3 Oct 1644 at Springfield, Francis/1? Ball, with whom she had 2 children.4 Fined for assault on an Indian woman, 4 May 16485, he drowned in the Connecticut River 3 October that same year.6,7 She married (2), 12 Apr 1649 at Springfield, Benjamin/2? Munn of Hartford, who settled at Springfield, where they had 5 children.8 With her brother Jonathan, she was a witness in the witchcraft proceedings against Hugh/1 Parsons at Springfield, 1649-51: "In the ridiculous and senseless testimony in the case, the clear and unimpeachable testimony of Jonathan and his sister Abigail Munn, contrasts brightly with the statements of some of the other witnesses. They do not appear to be affected by the prevalent delusion, but confined themselves to facts."9
     Benjamin Munn died in Nov 16757, and Abigail married (3), as his 2nd wife, 14 Dec 1676 at Springfield, Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins, son of Rowland/1 Stebbins and Sarah/1 Whiting,10,11, who died at Springfield 4 Sep 1683.12
     Daughter Abigaile, who was bequeathed a cloak, green apron, coat and shift in the will of her mother, Ulaliah Burt of Springfield, 27 May 168413, died there [3?] Feb 1691/2.2,14

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England" (Apr 1932), 86:219.
  2. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  3. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 104.
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 38, Francis Ball/Abigail Burt m.
  5. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 217.
  6. [S28] Frederick C. Warner, "Warner-Harrington Ancestry," 96: "drowned 3 Oct 1648."
  7. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Genealogical Research in England" (Apr 1932), 86:216–220.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 38, 64, widdow Bal/Benjamin Mun m.
  9. [S1108] Burt & Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 117-118.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Abigail Mun/Lieut. Thomas Stebbin m.: 14 Dec.
  11. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 2, Leiut Tho. Stebbins/widow Abigail Mun m.: 15 Dec.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins d.
  13. [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 93-94.
  14. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Abigail Stebbins d.: Feb --, 1691.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 38, Jona[than] Ball b.
  16. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 38, Samuel Ball b.
  17. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Abigail Mun b.
  18. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, John Mun b.
  19. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Benjamin Mun b.
  20. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 457, James (3.) Munn.
  21. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Nathaneell Mun b.

Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins

M, #433, (circa 1620 - 4 September 1683)
Father*Rowland/1 Stebbins1 b. Oct 1592, d. 14 Dec 1671
Mother*Sarah/1 Whiting1 b. 30 Nov 1591, d. 4 Oct 1649
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Children with Hannah/2 Wright:

Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins was born in England circa 1620, perhaps at Bocking, Essex [Rod Stebbins: Ipswich, Suffolk].2 At the age of 14 he sailed, Apr 1634, with his family to Massachusetts Bay. They lived briefly at Roxbury before removing to Springfield, where he was a tailor.3,4 There he married (1), Nov 1645, Hannah/2 Wright, daughter of Dea. Samuel/1 Wright and Margaret Stratton, with whom he had 9 children.5 Witness to the Indian deed of Northampton, 1653.6 Took the freeman's oath at Springfield, 24 Apr 1654.7 With his father-in-law Samuel Wright Sr., Thomas Stebbins in 1654 posted a surety bond of £4 for the appearance of his brother-in-law Samuel Wright Jr. to be publicly whipped for fornication.8 His wife Hannah died at Springfield 16 Oct 1660.9 List of Springfield freemen, 8 May 1663.10 One of 16 petitioners for the establishment of a plantation at Stony River, now Suffield, Connecticut, presented to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, May 1670, and granted the following year. "Not one of the petitioners became a settler, but many of them labored faithfully for more than ten years to fill the complement of settlers, as required by the Grant."11 "Sergeant in Turner Falls fight [May 1676], later a lieutenant."12 He married (2), as her 3rd husband, 14 Dec 1676 at Springfield, Abigail/2 Burt, daughter of Henry/1 Burt and Ulalia/1 Marche, and widow of Francis Ball and Benjamin Munn.13,14 He died at Springfield 4 Sep 1683.15

Local Notes:

Elected1662, Springfield, MATheir being presented into this Corte by Ensigne Cooper the Names of Severall persons who were by the trayned band of Springfeild chosen to severall places and Offices in the said Company, together with the desire of the said Company that this Corte would confirme the said persons in such Places and offices to which they were chosen:
     The Corte taking into consideration the desires of the Trayned Band of Springfeild thought fitt to confirm and ratify the choyce of the Souldery There: And therefore Doe accordingly declare That Samuell Marshfeild is and shalbe the Clark of the Trayned Band at Springfeild: And that Thomas Stebbins is and shalbe their Eldest Serjeant: And Miles Morgan their Second Serjeant: And that Jonathan Burt is and shalbe their first Corporall: Benjamin Parsons the Second Corporall: Rice Bedortha the third Corporall: and John Dumbleton the fourth Corporall:16
PropertyJul 1666, Westfield, MAIn July 1666 the first [Westfield] allotment was made to eighteen men, provided they came to dwell in their own persons the last of next May (1667) and continued for five years, "to use their endeavers for settling an able Minister and promoting the place for a comfortable town." … Those that did not comply with the conditions were to forfeit their grants, except Samuel Marshfield and William Brookes who had liberty to sell their part. There was also "granted to Samuel Marshfield of Windsor thirty acres of land on condition he release the Indian Chief now in his Custody, to which land he hath relinquished all pretended right by Purchase from the Indians."
     These lots were eighty rods long. In 1667 the homelots were laid out to be fourteen and a half rods wide; George Phelps, "first near the Indian fort," six acres, Major Holyoke second, Isaac Phelps third and beyond the gutter, southe of Isaac Phelps, a way eight rods wide was allowed to lead into the road. Next was Samuel Marshfield, six acres, twelve rods wide; Hugh Dudley 5 acres, 9 rods wide, John Ponder, Thomas Gun, David Ashley, John Root, Thomas Noble, all six acres and twelve rods broad. … There was to be a way two rods wide all along the meadow (now Meadow Street).
     The meadow west of the fort was known as Fort Meadow. Samuel Marshfield had six acres next the first then Thomas Root 7, Serjant Stebbins 8, William Brookes 6, … There was to be a way two rods wide all along the meadow (now Meadow Street).17
Property20 Feb 1667, Springfield, MAAtt a Meeting of the Proprietors of ye ffeild over the great River in Chickuppe playne for settling what some belongs to every man for his land there, … William/1s Brooks and Thomas Noble were among the 17 Chicopee proprietors present.18

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  2. [S97] Charles Edward Banks, Planters of the Commonwealth, 121, 123, Francis passenger list: of Bocking, Essex at emigration.
  3. [S288] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 30, 323: tailor.
  4. [S97] Banks, Planters, 121, 123, Francis passenger list.
  5. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Tho[mas] Stebbins/Hannah Wright m.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Memoir of the Stebbins Family," 5:72 (Jan 1851).
  7. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 10, Thomas Stebbins made freeman.
  8. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Hannah Stebbin d.
  10. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 102, List of freemen, 8 May 1663.
  11. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 46-47.
  12. [S5] Stephen Chinn, "Cousins Corner" web pages, citing Claude Barlow.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 64, Abigail Mun/Lieut. Thomas Stebbin m.: 14 Dec.
  14. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 2, Leiut Tho. Stebbins/widow Abigail Mun m.: 15 Dec.
  15. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins d.
  16. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 266.
  17. [S811] Louis M. Dewey, History of Ancient Westfield, 8, 10–11, 76.
  18. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:91-93.
  19. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Samuel Stebbins b.
  20. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins b.
  21. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Joseph Stebbins b.; d., bur.
  22. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Joseph Stebbins b.
  23. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Sarah Stebbins b.
  24. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Edward Stebbin b.
  25. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Benjamin Stebbins b.
  26. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Hanna Stebbin b.
  27. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Rowland Stebbins b.; d.

Hannah/2 Wright

F, #434, (August 1626 - 16 October 1660)
Father*Dea. Samuel/1 Wright1 b. 29 Jun 1606, d. 17 Oct 1665
Mother*Margaret Stratton1 b. s 1608, d. 24 Jul 1681
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Children with Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins:

Hannah/2 Wright, born in Aug 1626 at Wrightsbridge, Essex1, went with her parents to Springfield, Massachusetts, where she married, as his 1st wife, Nov 1645, Lt. Thomas/2 Stebbins, son of Rowland/1 Stebbins and Sarah/1 Whiting, with whom she had 9 children.2 She died at Springfield 16 Oct 1660, 2 weeks after childbirth, a. 34.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Tho[mas] Stebbins/Hannah Wright m.
  3. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Hannah Stebbin d.
  4. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 565, Samul (4.) Stebbins.
  5. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Thomas Stebbins b.
  6. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Joseph Stebbins b.; d., bur.
  7. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Joseph Stebbins b.
  8. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Sarah Stebbins b.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Edward Stebbin b.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Benjamin Stebbins b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 69, Hanna Stebbin b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Rowland Stebbins b.; d.

Rowland/1 Stebbins

M, #435, (October 1592 - 14 December 1671)
Father*Thomas/a Stebbins1 b. c 1564, d. 16 Oct 1660
Mother*Ellen (–?–)1 b. s 1565, d. 1612
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/1 Whiting:

Rowland/1 Stebbins was born in Oct 1592 at Bocking, Essex.1 There he married, 30 Nov 1618 in St. Mary's Church, Sarah/1 Whiting, daughter of John/a Whiting and Sarah Isabel/a Smith.2,1 Rowland Stebbins, 40, Mrs. Sarah Stebbins, 43, four children, and Mary Winch, 15, sailed for Massachusetts Bay in April 1634, aboard the Francis of Ipswich, John Cutting, master. They lived for a year at Roxbury2, then removed with the first settlement party to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he took the oath of fidelity 6 Feb 1648/49.3 His wife was buried at Springfield 4 Oct 1649.4 He had a seat in the first pew of the meeting house, 23 Dec 1659.5 He is presumed to have removed to Northampton, Massachusetts, where his death was recorded 14 Dec 1671, a. 79.6,7

Local Notes:

PropertySpringfield, MA"By the records it appears that Lawrence Bliss came into possession of his home lot in Springfield."8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S535] Rodney Jerome Stebbins, "The Stebbins Ancestral Society Web Site."
  2. [S97] Charles Edward Banks, Planters of the Commonwealth, 121, 123, Francis passenger list.
  3. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 217.
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 70, Sarah Stebbins bur.
  5. [S1108] Burt & Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 88.
  6. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 33, Rowland Stebbins d.
  7. [S1295] Author unknown, Register of the Deaths in Northampton, 5, Rowland Stebbins d.
  8. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 38:157, Stebbins Families.
  9. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 422, Thomas Merrick.
  10. [S787] Roger G. Adams, citing Pioneer Valley Families CD.