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From my book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"

THE DARROW FAMILY

From my notes:

My research suggested that John Darrow might have been from New London Connecticut and so I searched some New London, Conn. records. Sergeant George Darrow was an early settler there. His son, Christopher, was father to many children but the first records showed none were named John. He did however have two children baptized with "[ no name ]". I was later to find that one of those children was my relative, John Darrow, father of Isaac.

Friday, March 16, 1973

No School. Went to Syracuse Public Library. Continued my search for Isaac Darrow's Ancestors.

From "Later History of the First Church of Christ, New London, Connecticutt" by Blake LC76 N459 Cbl starting on page 467 are the following Baptisims:

August 8, 1703 - Christopher Darrow and his wife had baptized their child, Christopher.

August 6, 1704 - George Darrow and his wife had yr child baptized [no name]

August 13, 1704 - Christopher Darrow's child Ebenezer

August 18, 1706 - Christopher Darrow's child [no name]

March 23d, 1712 - Christopher Darrow's child George

Sept. 4th, 1715 - Christopher Darrow's child William

April 14th,1717 - Christopher Darrow's child Lemuel

October 11, 1719 - Christopher Darrow's child Elizabeth

October 8, 1721 - Christopher Darrow's child Jedediah

July 14, 1723 - Christopher Darrow's child Ichabod

Feb. 21, 1730 - Nicholas Darrow was baptized, Nicholas

June 9, 1734 - Nicholas Darrow's child, Sarah

April 18,1736 - Nicholas Darrow's child, Peter

August 13, 1738 - Nicholas Darrow's child, Mary

April 13, 1740 - NIcholas Darrow's child, Rebecka

June 7, 1741 - The widow Milleson Darrow and her daughter, Mary Darrow.

June 14, 1741- Jonathan son of widow Darrow

June 24, 1741/2 - Nicholas Darrow's child James

June 17, 1743 - Nicholas Darrow's child Milleson

May 10, 1747 - Nicholas Darrow's child Elizabeth

July 22,1750- Nicholas Darrow's child Nicholas

June 14, 1752 - Nicholas Darrow's child, Elizabeth

October 5, 1760 - Christopher, John , and Silas of Jedeiah and Prudence Darrow.

September 20, 1761 - Jedediah of Jedediah and Prudence Darrow

June 26, 1763 - Nicholas of Mary Darrow


I was trying to locate, somewhere, a Captain John or Robert or Isaac Darrow but was unsuccessful. The possibilities are certainly numerous when the above records are surveyed. If each of these children are as prolific as their parents it is truly going to be a difficult search for Isaac's parents.


The Revolutionary Soldiers of Litchfield County included;

Samuel Darrow from the town of Cornwell - rec. Conn. men pg 397

James Darrow of Norfolk - rec. Conn. men pg 261

Ebenezer Darrow of Plymouth and Thomaston - rec. Conn. men pg 274

History of Waterbury Vol. I pg 462


As I was now looking for Amy and all Darrows I decided to copy from "Early Connecticutt Marriages " LC76 AB hoping to find different places where Darrows lived so that I could look up local Histories. Here are the Darrows listed in "Early Connecticutt Marriages". (page 258)

North Stoningham

William Palmer, Jr. and Phebe Darrow Nov. 8, 1753

Lemuel Darrow of Groton and Martha Palmer July 17, 1760

Azariah Palmer and Mary Darrow Jan. 26, 1764

James Trowbridge and Frances Darrow Dec. 4, 1766

Redding

Robert Stow and Anne Darrow Jan. 26, 1775

William Darrow (Soldier) and Ruth Bartram March 9, 1780

New London

Christopher Darrow, Jr. and Sarah Harris Dec. 22, 1726

Ebenezer Darrow and Abbie Rogers April 17, 1727

Nicholas Darrow and Mary Griffin Dec. 9, 1731

Daniel Lester and Elizabeth Darrow Sept. 27, 1739

George Worthylake and Rebecca Darrow Feb. 23, 1758

Peter Darrow and Eleanor Potter March 22, 1761

Michael Darrow and Mary Macorilif July 15, 1762

Edward Tinker and Mary Darrow June 25, 1767

Zachariah Brown and Millison Darrow Nov. 26, 1769

Stephen Chappil and Sarah Darrow Feb. 10, 1770

Joseph Darrow of Stoningham and Lydia Ward Nov. 20, 1774

Nicholas Darrow and Sarah Rogers Nov. 12, 1775

West Hartford

John Belden, Jr. of Farmington and Asenath Darrow

of Montville April 20, 1795

Branford

Richard Darrow and Hannah Parish March 29, 1736

Richard Lucas and Sarah Darrow

Cheshire

Titus Darrow and Lucy Blackman Oct. 30, 1789

Wilton

Nathaniel Darrow and Elizabeth Stuart March 9, 1757

Samuel Nichols and Millison Darrow Oct. 15, 1750

Fairfield - Westport

Andrew Buchkley of Greenfield & Abigail Darrow

Daniel Darrow and Hannah Downs March 31, 1784

Preston - Griswold

George Darrow of Stonington and Elizabeth Benjamin March 7, 1763

Greenwich

Gersham Lockwood and Millison Darrow Dec. 19, 1779

James Darrow and Rebecca Davis Jan. 10, 1789

Fairfield - Weston

_____ Cough from Wilton and Darrow and Steward ??? Nov. 1760

East Haven

Richard Darrow and Margaret Dorson Nov. 6, 1759

Fairfield

Jonathan Darrow and Elizabeth Bulkley Dec. 9, 1761

Jonathan Darrow, Jr. and Elizabeth Bulkley Jan. 31,1771

Nicholas Darrow and Elizabeth Beers Jan. 26, 1775

Stephan Stratton of Greenfield and Sarah Darrow Dec. 25, 1777

Jonathan Darrow and Molly Thorp Feb. 8, 1778

Samuel Stratton of Greenfield and Grace Darrow March 30, 1779

William Pike of Roxbury and Molly Darrow April 17, 1783

Gideon Hawley and Levina Darrow both of Stratfield Oct. 9, 1784

Ashford, Windham Co.

Titus Darrow of Enfield and Anna Hill Jan. 17, 1780

Saybrook - Westbrook

James Hill and Mary Darrow July 2, 1788

Jeremiah Glover and Betsey Darrow April 30, 1789

John Darrow and Tabitha Pratt Nov. 4, 1792


Saturday, March 10, 1973

Again I went to the Syracuse Public Library and spent the day there. . . . . . . . . .

Working from the other end I copied "History of New London, Ct." LC76 N46 hv

pg 150 - New Settlers - Darrow, George between 1675 and 1680

In "History of N. London " by Caulkins I found - Serg't George Darrow in 1704.


HISTORY OF NEW LONDON

Biographies - Sergeant George Darrow, died in 1704

From Inferential testimony it is ascertained that George Darrow married Mary, relict of George Sharswood. The baptism but not the births of their children are recorded.

1. Christopher, bap. Dec. 1st, 1678.

2. George, bap. Oct. 17th, 1680.

3. Nicholas, May 20th, 1683.

4. Jane, April 17th, 1692

Mary, wife of George Darrow, died in 1698.

George Darrow and Elizabeth Marshall of Hartford were married Aug. 10th, 1702

The above list comprises all the children recorded, but there may have been others. Christopher Darrow married Elizabeth Packer, a granddaughter of Cary Latham. In a corner of a field upon the Great Neck, on what was formerly a Darrow farm, is a group of four gravestone; one of them bears the following inscription:

" In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Darrow, wife of Mr. Christopher Darrow, who died in February 1758, aged 78 years. She was mother to 8 children, 43 grand-children, 30 great grand-children. Has had 100" (descendants ?)

Maj. Christopher Darrow, a brave soldier of the French and Revolutionary Wars, who lived in the North Parish and Elder Zadock, a venerable Baptist Minister of Waterford were descendants of Christoper and Elizabeth Darrow.


George Sharswood.

Only flitting gleams are obtained of this person and his family. They come and go like figures exhibited for scenic effect. George Sharswood appears before us in 1666; is inserted in the rate list of 1667; the next year builds a house, and apparently about the same time becomes a married man, though of this event we can find no record. His children presented for baptism were, George and William, April 2d, 1674; Mary in 1672, and Katherine in 1674. Of his death there is no account; but before 1678, the relict had married George Darrow. The children being young, the estate was left unsettled, and in a few years, only William and Mary were living.

June 24th, 1700, William Sharswood "sometime of Cape May but now of New London," has the house and land of his father made over to him by a quitclaim deed from Sergt. George Darrow. The September following he has three children, Jonathan, George and Abigail, baptized by the Rev. Mr. Saltonstall. He then disappears from our sight.

In September, 1704, measures were instituted to settle the estate of the elder Sharswood, and in the course of the proceedings we learn that the daughter, Mary, was the wife of Jonathan Hill, and that William Sharswood, the son, had recently deceased in New Castle county, Delaware.

In 1705, Abigail, relict of William Sharswood, was the wife of George Polly of Philadelphia. The estate in New London was not fully settled till 1724, nearly fifty years after the decease of George Sharswood. Jonathan Hill was the administrator, and of the acquaintances were signed by Abigail Polly and the surviving sons of William Sharswood - William, of Newcastle, and George and James, of Philadelphia.

Saturday, March 24, 1973

I went again to the Syracuse Public Library. My intentions were to use the Jacobus Index but as I did not complete the necessary references that apply to me, after awhile I was side-tracked in my search and came back to the search for Isaac Darrow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

and from the "Connecticut Historical Society Collections" LC76 A1 V9

pg 251 - French and Indian Wars.

Captain Handford's Company Samuel Marven [of Norwalk] 1st lieutenant - Isaac Darrow served in 1757 for 18 days.

Volumn 10 - pg 159 - Campaign of 1759/ Thaddeus Mead [of Norwalk] captain 9th company - Isaac Darrow enlisted April 16, 1759, discharged December 3, 1759

In searching books of Norwalk I found mention of Edmund Darrow, owner of Nail Factory, and Zadock Darrow, the baptist minister, and John Darrow.

In "Norwalk Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions " LC76N83B, I found:

Mrs. Sarah Darrow
wife of Mr. John Darrow
who died December 11, 1749
in the 34th year of her age.

Wednesday, April 25, 1973

Today I went to the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, New York hoping to find information about the Mandevilles. The library is an old colonial type house of brick. Upstairs they have a pretty good collection of History and Genealogical books.

I found "Records of Norwalk" and in the Genealogical section at the rear of the book page 219 I found:

John Darrow, late of New London, took to wife Sarah Hanford, daughter to Mr. Eleasar Hanford late of Norwalk, deceased, and was marryed to her October 30, 1735.

Samuel & Hannah Twins, son and daughter to ye said John Darrow and were born September 29, 1736

John Born February 22, 1738/9

Isaac Born May 17, 1741

Paul Born October 9, 1743

I searched for evidence of the ancestors of John Darrow but could not find anything new!

Monday, July 9, 1973

Went to Newburgh Library today! Did not find much new.

The diary of Joshua Hempstead (New London, Conn.) mentions for the only time, John Darrow on page 154. There he is mentioned in regard to a coat several ladies were making him.

As this is a diary, the page numbers before 154 would contain his contemporaries and his elders. A list of Darrow's mentioned on pages before 154 are:

Christopher Darrow, Nicholas Darrow, Jedediah Darrow, Samuel Darrow, John Darrow, William Darrow

one entry is

May 5, 1725, Wednesday - Nicholas Darro, died

Wednesday, July 11, 1973

Drove to Hartford, Connecticut from Port Jervis, New York and visited the Connecticut State Library. In the Genealogy and History room there are card catalogue files containing Census, Church Records, Vital Statistics, war records, probate files and book shelves of published Genealogies.

Here is what I found:

Darrow, Isaac - son of Isaac and Hannah, born September 20, 1765, died December 7, 1765 - Greenwich Vital Records - Vol 1 pg 12

Darrow , Isaac - Son of John and Sarah, born May 17, 1741 - Norwalk Vital ÊRecords - vol. LR4 page 13

Darrow, Isaac - Married Hannah Mead, Dau. of Peter, December 20, 1764 by Rev. Abraham Todd - Greenwich Vital Records - Vol.1 pg 120.

Darrow, John - Son of Christopher and Elizabeth, born August 11, 1706 - New London, Vital Records - Vol. 1, pg 66.^

Darrow, John - Late of New London, married Sarah Hanford, Dau. of Eleazar, deceased, October 30, 1735.

Two John Darrows, sons of Richard of East Haven were in the files. The first died young and the other married someone other than Sarah Hanford. The other John Darrows were all too old to be Isaac's father. The only other one of importance is Isaac's brother.

Darrow, John - son of John and Sarah born February 22, 1738/9 - Norwalk

Vital Records - Vol. LR4 page 13.

................ also

Darrow, Susanna - dau. of Isaac and Hannah, born October 8, 1766 - Greenwich

Vital Records - Vol. 1, pg 120.

Darrow, Azariah - Son of Isaac and Hannah, born November 13, 1768

Greenwich Vital Records - Vol. 1 pg 120.

children of Isaac Darrow, Senior. I and 99% certain at this point that Isaac, Sr.'s father is the child of Christopher and Elizabeth above so I copied ....

Darrow, Christopher - married Elizabeth Packer, June 27, 1701 - New London

Vital Records - Vol. 1 pg 26

On page 255 of Record Book Two is a list of Baptisms of their children. The August 18, 1706 child is followed by [no name] there and is answered on the information above. Two other children were recorded in the Vital Records and here they are:

Darrow, Lydia - dau. Christopher and Elizabeth, born August 3, 1708 - New

London Vital Records - Vol. 1, pg 66.

Darrow, Samuel - son Christopher and Elizabeth, born January 29, 1713 - New

London Vital Records - Vol. 1, pg 42

Christopher Darrow's father was George Darrow and information about him and his wife are on pp 252 and 253 of record book two. I next tried to follow the parentage of Elizabeth Packer but came across some discrepancy. Here are the records I found.

Packer, Elizabeth - dau. Thomas * and Lydia, born March 25, 1679 - New *("Jno.") London Vital Records - Vol. 1, page 14.

Packer, Elizabeth - dau. Jno, baptized March 13, 1680/1, father baptized the same day - church record.

" , Thomas - son Thomas, of New London, married [ ] Jan. 4, 1671 -

New London Vital Records, Vol.1, pg 8

Page 253, record book 2, mentions Elizabeth Packer as "the granddaughter of Carry Latham." so I recorded some of the Latham records.

Packer, John, Jr. - married Mary, widow of Thomas Latham, June 24, 1678 -

New London Vital Records - Vol. 1, page 13.

Latham, Mary - widow Thomas, married John Packer, Jr., June 24, 1678.

" , Thomas - son Carey, died December 14, 1677.

" , Thomas - son of Carey, married Rebecca, dau. of Hugh Willey (Welles) of Wethersfield, October 15, 1673.

Monday, July 1, 1974

Went to Syracuse to investigate entries form Jacobus's index. some of the information is new and some a new look at old information! Here it is! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

and from .......

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register : Page 102

Sergeant George Darrow, as he is styled, makes his first appearance in New London between the years 1675 and 1680 and marries Mary, relict of George Sharswood, whose death occurred previous to 1678 leaving four children to be cared for by the mother and step -father, Sergeant George Darrow. One of these children, Mary, born in 1672, married Jonathan Hill, great-grandfather of Deacon Charles Hill of Montville.

Many of the descendants of the first George Darrow have been noted ministers of the gospel in the Baptist denomination. Nearly every generation has furnished one or more of the name who have adorned the profession.

The Baptism but not the birth of the children of Sergeant George and Mary (Sharswood) Darrow are recorded. Mary, the wife, died in 1698. He then married, 10 August, 1702, Elizabeth Marshall of Hartford. He died in 1704.


2. Christopher, bap. 1 Dec. 1678; m. Elizabeth Packer

3. George, bap. 17 Oct. 1680; m.

4. Nicholas, bap. 20 May 1683; m. Millicent Beeby

5. Jane, bap. 17 April 1692

6. Richard bap. 6. Aug. 1704


II Christopher (2) Baptized 1 Dec. 1678, son of Sergeant George Darrow and Mary Sharswood; M. Elizabeth Packer. He settled at Waterford, probably on the farm occupied by his father, called the "Old Darrow farm."

Upon the gravestone erected to the memory of his wife, on the old Darrow Farm in Waterford, is the following-

"In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Darrow, wife of Mr. Christopher Darrow, who died in February 1758, aged 78 years. She was mother to 8 children, 43 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Has 100" (descendants ? )

This stone was probably erected several years after her death by some one of her grandchildren, and the numbers of children there mentioned may have been taken from the will of her husband, in which only eight children are mentioned, 3 having died previous to the date of the will. The will was admitted to probate in 1757.

Children;

7. Christopher, b. 22 oct. 1702 ; m. Elizabeth Christophers

8. Ebenezer, b. 12 Aug. 1704; m. Abia Rogers

9. John, b. 11 Aug. 1706

10. Lydia, b. 3 Aug. 1708

11. George, b. 7 March 1712

12. Samuel, Bap. 31 Jan. 1714

13. William, bap. 10 July 1715

14. Lemuel, b. 9 April, 1717 ; m. Preserved Randall 19, Sept. 1751, had son Ichabod, b. 11 Aug. 1752

15. Elizabeth, b. 27 June, 1719; m. Daniel Lester, 25 Sept. 1739

16. Jedediah, b. 10 Aug. 1721

17. Ichabod, b. 2 June, 1723 ;d. in 1740

From my book:


Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandparents

108. Isaac Darrow and 109. Hannah Mead - ( Isaac Darrow, 54; Susan Pardee Darrow, 27; Mary Emily Guild, 13; Harry Emmett Barber, 06; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01.) Isaac Darrow, Sr. was born May 17, 1741 in Norwalk, Connecticut the son of John and Sarah (Hanford) Darrow. He was married December 20, 1764 in Greenwich, Connecticut to Hannah Mead, born April 9, 1745 in Greenwich, Connecticut, daughter of Peter and Hannah (Mead) Mead.

Their first child, Isaac, was born September 20, 1765 and died December 7, 1765. A few years after his death they moved to Amenia, Dutchess Co., New York. A second son, Isaac was born on September 11, 1781 and he is the link in the chain that connects me to this Isaac and Hannah (Mead) Darrow. In 1790, Isaac and Hannah had six boys and 5 girls living with them in Amenia, New York.

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut on the coast of Long Island Sound, Isaac Darrow was eight years old when his mother died and was buried in the Norwalk Cemetery. She was just 34 years old at her death. When Isaac was 16 he joined Captain Handford's Company and fought for 18 days in the French and Indian Wars. Two years later he was again a soldier in that war being a member of Captain Thaddeus Mead's company. This time Isaac Darrow is listed as a member of its third regiment and his enlistment lasted from April 16, 1759 until December 3, 1759. Both of those Captains came from Norwalk, Connecticut but Captain Mead's company, according to the history book, The Town and City of Waterbury Connecticut, was located in Waterbury, Conn., which is about 40 miles Northeast of Norwalk. It is perhaps not coincidence that the captains of these companies had as last names those of Isaac's mother and grandmother.

In 1764 Isaac married Hannah Mead, from Greenwich, Connecticut, a town located a few miles east of Norwalk and very close to the New York State border. His children, the first Isaac, Susanna, and Azariah were born in Greenwich, Conn. and the first Isaac was buried there. The fact that other of his children are not listed in the Greenwich records suggests the family moved shortly after the birth of Azariah in 1768. His daughter, Susannah married December 17, 1791 in Amenia, New York, Thomas Pardee, a member of the Sixth Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia. Thomas was 16 years younger than Isaac Darrow, Esq. and nearly ten years older than Susannah. Both Isaac and Thomas served in the same regiment during the War of the Revolution. Isaac's son Isaac was to named one of his daughters Susan Pardee Darrow, and a second Anna Hubbard, presum-ably after his aunt, Susannah (Darrow) Pardee. He named a third daughter, Hannah Meade, after his mother. I mention these facts to help prove it was the Isaac Darrow of Amenia, NY who was my relative as another Isaac Darrow was living in Washington County, New York at the same time as the Isaac Darrow of Amenia.

Isaac Darrow signed the pledge of Allegiance in June or July of 1775 while living in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. Amenia is about 50 miles north of Greenwich and about 25 miles Northwest of Waterbury. Records show he was a member of the Sixth Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia, Charlotte Precinct during the Revolutionary War. He, along with others, was elected an officer but there is no record of his commission. His office was Liuetenant. He was a farmer by occupation and in 1782 was named executor in the will of Robert Johnson of Amenia, Dutchess Co., New York. He owned his own home in Amenia and in 1784 - 1786 he was elected town Supervisor.

Isaac, his wife and their family of 11 moved to Walton in Delaware County, New York around 1790. Here he continued to be an influence on the domestic and political life of the community where he lived. In 1797 the town of Walton which had been part of the town of Franklin became its own political entity. Isaac Darrow, Esq., as he was known, presided at the first town meeting of Walton, April 4, 1797, at which time with Azel Hyde he was appointed to adjust any accounts between Walton and the mother town, Franklin. At the time of this meeting, he was Justice of the Peace and he held that office for several years as well as other offices.

He was owner of a shop although the kind is not known by me. However, around 1809, two of his sons, Peter and Isaac, opened a blacksmith shop in the hamlet of Hamden, NY which is located several miles north and between Walton and Delhi, NY on the present Route 10.

Hannah Mead according to the MEAD GENEALOGY was descended from English stock who "came to this county (Fairfield, Conn.) shortly after the Mayflower had landed its load of Pilgrims on the shores of Massachusetts. ....... The first record of any Mead in Fairfield Co. is the following, in Stamford Town Records: ' Dec. 7, 1641, William Mayd received from the town of Stamford, a homelot and 5 acres of land.' "

In another genealogy, History & Genealogy of the Mead Family by Spencer Mead, in the section THE JOHN LINE - BENJAMIN BRANCH we discover Hannah (Mead) Darrow's parents were first cousins. Hannah (Mead) Darrow was twice descended from William Mead, the settler, and his son John. Her mother was the daughter of John's son Benjamin and his second wife, Rachael Brown. Her father was the son of John's son Samuel.

Hannah's father, Peter Mead, was 44 years old when he married and her mother, Hannah Mead, was 18. Hannah (Mead) Darrow was the first of four recorded children, namely, Hannah, Mary, Rachael, and Peter. Her father was 55 years old at the birth of his last child, Peter. Hannah (Mead) Darrow was just 19 when she married Isaac Darrow , December 20, 1764, and by December 9, 1765 she had born a child, Isaac, Jr. and lost him. She was to have several children after that.

Her final disposition is unknown to me but she survived her husband Isaac. Along with her son Isaac she was given the rights to dispose of Isaac, Sr.'s possessions by Letters of Administration. Isaac Darrow, Esq. probably passed away at the end of 1803 or early in 1804 around the age of 63. I have been unable to find a burial place for either him or his wife but am certain it is located somewhere in Walton, NY.

Children of Isaac (108) and Hannah(Mead) Darrow (109):

According to the census of 1790, there were 5 girls born to this couple. The children that I have listed but do not have some birth or historical record to prove their parentage are four girls, John, William, and George.

However, present in Walton between 1800 and 1805 were John, William and George Darrow. The 1800 census of Delaware County shows one George and one Isaac Darrow and no other Darrows.

1. Isaac - b. Sept. 20, 1765 - d. Dec. 7, 1765

2. Susannah - b. October 8, 1766, died at Collins, Allegheny County, Pa. 20 Aug. 1860, dau. of Isaac Darrow; married at Amenia, New York, 17 Dec. 1791 Thomas Pardee ( James 4, John 3, Joseph 2, George 1), born at Sharon, Connecticut 17 May, 1757, died at Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pa. 23 Sept. 1845.

He was doubtless the Thomas Pardee who served in the 6th Regiment, Dutchess County (N.Y) Militia.... The records of the Pension Bureau shows that he applied for a pension at age 75 yrs. while residing in Trenton, Oneida County, New York. He certified that he was born in Sharon and since the Revolution had lived chiefly at Amenia, N.Y. until 1818 when he removed to Trenton....On October 23, 1837 he made affidavit in Allegheny Co., Pa. because "he is old and infirm and blind...and resides with his son and daughter...".

On 12 August 1848, Susannah Pardee, aged 82 yrs., made a declaration she was his widow...she received, under the act of June 14, 1844, $42.72 per annum and she is still a widow.

Their Children:

1. Mary, b. about 1792, d. at Freeport, Pa. 2 Sept. 1878

2. Isaac Darrow b. abt 1797

3. Hannah b. abt. 1797 d. Freeport, Pa. 31 March 1877

4. daughter b. before 1800

5. Elizabeth b. before 1800

6. son b. after 1800

3. Azariah - b. November 13, 1768

4. a girl -

5. George -

6. a girl -

7. John -

8. a girl -

9. William -

10. a girl -

11. Peter -

12. Issac (54) - b. Sept. 11, 1781 d. during war of 1812, he left to join armed services and was never heard from again. m. Amy Tiffany (55) b. Dec. 8, 1783, d. Dec. 17, 1857.

Great - Great - Great - Grandfather

54. Isaac Darrow - ( Susan Pardee Darrow, 27; Mary Emily Guild, 13; Harry Emmett Barber, 06; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01) - born in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, September 11, 1781 , son of Isaac and Hannah (Mead) Darrow, young Isaac married Amy Tiffany, born December 8, 1783 in Hamden, Delaware County, New York, daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Curtis) Tiffany. Their first child, John Tiffany Darrow, was born November 17, 1800 in Delaware County. Seven more child-ren followed, all born in Delaware County, NY. His last child, Susan Pardee Darrow, was born April 11, 1813. Sometime after her conception, Isaac Darrow joined the armed services of the United States and left Hamden, New York. The particulars of his death are unknown as nothing was ever heard from or about him after he left to serve his country, presumably in the war of 1812. Amy (Tiffany) Darrow, eventually moved down the road from Hamden to Walton, New York where she died December 17, 1857 and was buried in the Walton Cemetery.

Young Isaac's father, Isaac, was born May 17, 1741 in Norwalk, Connecticut and as an adult moved to Litchfield County, Connecticut . His first child, Isaac, was born September 20, 1765 and died December 7, 1765. The family then moved to Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, where 16 years after the birth of the first son Isaac, the second son to be named Isaac was born, maybe the last of several children. Isaac Darrow, Sr. was 40 years of age and his wife was 36 when the second Isaac was born to them. The family later moved to Delhi, Delaware County, New York. The Federal Cenuses provide us with a record of the movements and the number of family members for both Isaac Darrows.

I copied from "History of Walton" a book published by R.R.Donnelly and Sons Co., Printers, Chicago:

"The place between that and the present town line was occupied by Isaac Darrow, Esquire.^ His house stood where the upper house of Marcus Terry's farm now stands. Esquire Darrow presided at the first town meeting of the town of Walton, being then a Justice of the Peace, which office he held for several years after, with several other town offices."

I also copied:

"Isaac Darrow, Jr. was a member of the masons in 1803 or so." ^

In late 1803 or early 1804, Isaac Darrow, Senior, a Revolutionary War soldier, a prominent man in the history of the settlement of Walton, New York and one time Justice of the Peace there, died without executing a will. His wife, Hannah (Meade) Darrow, and his son, Isaac Darrow, Junior, were made executors of his property.

Tuesday, August 1, 1972

I went to the County seat of Delaware County, Delhi, New York to the Surrogates office and County Clerk's Offices. Here is what I found.

Letters of Administration granted on the estate of Isaac Darrow.

The people of the State of New York, by the Grace of God, free and Independant, to Hannah Darrow and Isaac Darrow, send greetings.

Whereas Isaac Darrow of the county of Delaware, as is alleged, lately died intestate, having whilst living and at the time of his death, good, chattels and credits within this state by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of all and singular the said goods, chattel and credits and also, the auditing allowing and final discharging the account thereof doth appertain unto us and we being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto you, the said Hannah Darrow and Isaac Darrow, full power by these presents to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits to ask, demand, recover and receive the debts which unto the said deceased, while living and at the time of his death, did belong and to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe so far as such goods, chattel and credits will thereto extend and the law requires - Hereby requiring you to make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular, the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to your hand, possession or knowledge and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto the office of the surrogate of the said county of Delaware at or before the expiration of six calendar months from the date hereof and also to render a just and true account of administration where there unto required - and we do by these presents constitute and appoint you, the said Hannah Darrow, administratrix and Isaac Darrow, Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said Isaac Darrow, deceased, in testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed.

Witness, Anthony Maurice, Esquire, Surrogate of the said county at Kortright the sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and four and of our Independence, the twenty eight. (interlined seventy-nine struck out)

Anthony Maurice

Delaware County: Be it remembered that on the 16th day of February, 1804 personally came before me, Anthony Maurice, Surrogate of the said county of Delaware, Hannah Darrow and Isaac Darrow to whom I administered an oath in the words following, to wit: You and each of you do swear that Isaac Darrow, late of the county of Delaware, deceased, died without any will, as far as you know or believe, and that you will well and truly administer all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased and pay his debts as far as his good, chattells and credits will there to extend and the law requires you and that you will make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular, the said goods, chattells and credits as also a just account of your administration and exhibit the same within the time for that purpose prescribed by law- so help you God.

Anthony Maurice

The preceding letter of administration to Hannah Darrow and Isaac Darrow with a memorandum of the oath administered to them as administrators were recorded this sixteenth day of February 1804.

Anthony Maurice, Surrogate

Taken from "The History and Genealogy of the Tiffany Family in America"

2149 viii Amy, b. December 8, 1783; d. December 17, 1857; m. Isaac Darrow (B. September 11, 1781). Mr. Darrow enlisted in the regular army and was probably killed, as nothing was ever heard of him after that time.

Children -

3180 John Tiffany - b. Nov. 17, 1800, m. Cynthia Bruce on June 4, 1841had several children.

3181 Affa Ward - b. Dec. 26, 1805; d. Apr. 15, 1875 m. Sept. 15, 1829, Wm. R. Berray b. Apr. 5, 1798 had child

(a) Isaac b. Aug. 13, 1831 d. Feb. 4, 1862

3182 Hannah Meade - April 24, 1806 - Mar. 22,1872 m. Feb. 11, 1829 Squire Sherwood -b. Sept. 10, 1802 d. July 26,1875 had

1. (a) Elizabeth Parks, b. July 5,1830
2. (b) Gilbert Townsend, b. Feb. 6, 1832; d. civil war Aug. 21, 1863
3. (c) Adeline M., b. Nov. 16, 1834 d. March 12, 1871
4. (d) Sylvie Mary, b. June 5, 1838 d. March 23, 1928
5. (e) William Wallace, b. March 15, 1841

3183 Mary Cromwell - b. May 9,1808 - Mar. 16, 1900 m. Nov. 7, 1849 Elijah K. Bangs (d. Nov. 18, 1877), S. P.

3184 Anna Hubbard - b. March 27,1811 - Aug 2,1904 -m. William H. Steele ( May 8,1810 - March 21,1879) on June 8, 1834, S. P.

3185 Susan Pardee - b. April 11, 1813; d. July 24, 1890; m. January 1, 1838, Rev. Everett E. Guild (d. May 13, 1880); had

(a) Mary Emily, b. August 12, 1840 d. September 5, 1910



From my Ahnentafel List

864. Sergt. George Darrow - B:Ê 1704 Leigh, Lancaster, Eng D:Ê 1704, New London, New London, CT M:Ê 1678, New London, New London, CT

First appears in New London, Ct. between 1675 and 1680 and marries Mary ___, the widow of George Sharswood. ÊHis wife Mary died in 1698 and he married (2) 8/10/1702, Elizabeth Marshall of Hartford. ÊHe died in 1704.Ê

865. Mary ________ - B:Ê 1672 New London, New London, CT D:Ê 1698New London, New London, CTÊ ÊMarried (1) George Sharswood. Died in 1698.

Children: (Darrow)

1. Christopher - (#432)

2. George - bpt. 10/17/1680

3. Nicolas - bpt. 5/20/1683; m. Millicent Beeby

4. Jane - bpt. 4/17/1692

5. Richard - bpt. 8/6/1704

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432. Christopher Darrow - B:Ê 1 Sep 1678New London, New London, CT

D:Ê 1757, New London, New London, CT

M:Ê 27 Jun 1701New London, N.L., Conn

bpt. 12/01/1678 Waterford, New London, Ct., son of Srgt. George Darrow and Mary ___.ÊMarried 6/27/1701 in New London, Ct., Elizabeth Packer, dau. of John Packer and Lydia Latham .

433. Elizabeth Packer - B:Ê 25 Mar 1679Of, , CT

D:Ê 17 Feb 1758, New London, New London, CT

Ê Êb. 3/25/1679 in New London, Ct. Died 2/?/1758 New London, Ct.

Children: (Darrow)

1. Christopher- b. 10/22/1702; m. Elizabeth Christophers

2. Ebenezer - b. 8/12/1704; m. Abia Rogers

3. John - (#216)

4. Lydia - b. 8/3/1708

5. George - b. 3/7/1712

6. Samuel - Bap. 1/31/1714

7. William - Bap. 7/10/1715

8. Lemuel - b. 4/9/1717; m. Preserved Randall 9/19/1751 had son Ichabod, b. 8/11/1752

9. Elizabeth - b. 6/27/1719; m. Daniel Lester, 9/25/1739

10. Jedediah - b/ 8/10/1721

11. Ichabod - b. 6/2/1723; d. in 1740

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216. John Darrow - Êborn 8/11/1706 New London, Ct., son of Christopher Darrow and Elizabeth Packer. He married 10/30/1775 in New London, Ct., Sarah Hanford, of Norwalk, Ct, dau. of Eleazar Hanford and Hannah Frisbie. ÊThey lived in Norwalk where their children were born. ÊHe probably died there.

217. Sarah Hanford - born circa 1716 in Norwalk, Ct. She died 12/11/1749 , aged 34, and is buried in the Norwalk cemetery, Norwalk, Ct.

Children: (Darrow)

1. Samuel - b. 9/29/1736

2. Hannah - b. 9/29/1736

3. John - b. 2/22/1738-9

4. Isaac - (#108)

5. Paul - b. 10/9/1743

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108. Isaac Darrow - born 5/17/1741 in Norwalk, Ct., son of John Darrow and Sarah Hanford. Occupation: Farmer. Military Record: When Isaac was 16 he joined Captain Handford's Company and fought for 18 days in the French and Indian Wars. Two years later he was again a soldier in that war being a member of Captain Thaddeus Mead's company. This time Isaac Darrow is listed as a member of its third regiment and his enlistment lasted from April 16, 1759 until December 3, 1759. Both of those Captains came from Norwalk,Ctecticut but Captain Mead's company, according to the history book, The Town and City of WaterburyCtecticut, was located in Waterbury,Ct., which is about 40 miles Northeast of Norwalk. It is perhaps not coincidence that the captains of these companies had as last names those of Isaac's mother and grandmother. Isaac Darrow signed the pledge of Allegiance in June or July of 1775 while living in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. Amenia is about 50 miles north of Greenwich and about 25 miles Northwest of Waterbury. Records show he was a member of the Sixth Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia, Charlotte Precinct during the Revolutionary War. He, along with others, was elected an officer but there is no record of his commission. His office was Liuetenant. He was a farmer by occupation and in 1782 was named executor in the will of Robert Johnson of Amenia, Dutchess Co., New York. He owned his own home in Amenia and in 1784 - 1786 he was elected town Supervisor. Political Record: From a book called "Pioneers" the following:"residence of Walton in the years 1785 - 1805 include: Isaac, John and William Darrow and Abraham Barber."I copied from "History of Walton" a book published by R.R.Donnelly and Sons Co., Printers, Chicago: "The place between that and the present town line was occupied by Isaac Darrow, Esquire. His house stood where the upper house of Marcus Terry's farm now stands. Esquire Darrow presided at the first town meeting of the town of Walton, being then a Justice of the Peace, which office he held for several years after, with several other town offices." From "History of Delaware County"- Walton was formed from parts of Franklin Township. The following are direct quotes from the book! "first town meeting, April 4, 1797, Azel Hyde and Isaac Darrow were appointed to adjust any accounts between Walton and the mother town, Franklin." Married Hannah Mead, dau. of Peter Mead and Hannah Mead. He died in Walton, NY and had Letters of Administration 2/16/1804.

109. Hannah Mead -born 4/09/1745 in Greenwich, Ct. She died after 1840 probably in Walton, NY.

Children (Darrow):

1. Isaac - (#54)

2. Susanna - b.10/8/1766 Greenwich, Ct,V.R.

3. Azariah - b. 11/13/1768, Greenwich, Ct., V.R.

4. John (?)

5. William (?)

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54. Isaac Darrow. Born 9/11/1781 in Litchfield, Conn., son of Isaac Darrow and Hannah Mead. Occupation: Owned the first blacksmith shop in Hamden, Delaware Co., NY about 1809 with his brother, Peter. Married Amy Tiffany, dau. of Samuel Tiffany and Abigail Curtis. Isaac left Hamden, NY and ?went down the river in a raft to enlist in the Navyî during the war 1812 and he was never heard from again.

55. Amy Tiffany - born 12/08/1783 in Litchfield, Conn. Occupation: Housewife. Died 12/17/1857 in Walton or Tompkins, NY and is buried in the Walton Cemetery, Walton, NY.

Children: (Darrow)

1. John Tiffany - b. 11/17/1800 m. Cynthia Bruce

2. Affa Ward - B. 12/26/1805; d.4/15/1875 m. William R. Berray

3. Hannah Meade - b. 4/24/1806; d. 3/22/1872 m. Squire Sherwood -b.9/10/1802; d.7/26/1875

4. Mary Cromwell - b. 5/9/1808; d. 3/16/1900 m. Elijah K. Bangs d. 11/18/1877

5. Anna Hubbard - b. 5/27/1811; d. 8/2/1904 m. William H. Steele - b. 5/8/1810; d. 3/21/1879

6. Susan Pardee - (#27)

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26. Everett Emmett Guild - born 5/6/1811 at Delhi, NY, son of Everett Guild and Hannah Perkins. Occupation: Universalist Minister. Married Susan Pardee Darrow, dau. of Isaac Darrow and Amy Tiffany 1/1/1838 in Delhi, NY. Died 5/13/1880, 4:30 PM at Prospect St., Binghamton, NY and is buried in the Walton Cemetery, Walton, NY.

27. Susan Pardee Darrow - born 4/11/1813 at Hamden, NY. Occupation: Housewife. Married Everett Emmett Guild. Died 7/24/1890 in Walton, NY and is buried in the Walton cemetery,

Walton, NY.

Children: (Guild)

1. Mary Emily (#13)