NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Walter House, first of this surname in Connecticut, died in 1670, at New London, leaving a widow and son John, of whom we know nothing further.
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(I) William House, perhaps a relative of Walter House, settled in Glastonbury, Conn. He died in 1703-04. His will was dated Feb. 1703-04 at Glastonbury. The inventory amounted to one hundred and nineteen pounds thirteen shillings, taken by Joseph Smith and Thomas Hale, Sr. In the settlement of the estate the ages of his children were given (Page 83, vol. ii, Hartford County Probate Records).
1. John, born 1674; married May 8, 1703, Eunice Fox, died 1711, will dated Jan. 23, 17--; widow Eunice and brother Joseph, administators; children: Eunice, aged eight; Sarah, seven; John, seven; Silence, one year; widow married a Keeney.
2. Sarah, born 1678, married Joseph Smith.
3. Mary, 1678, married ____ Hall.
4. Anne, 1684.
5. William, 1685; married Dec. 1, 1709, Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah (Williams) Loveland; children, born at Glastonbury: Hannah, July 19, 1711; William, Sept. 9, 1713; Benoni, Sept. 20, 1715.
6. Joseph, mentioned below.
7. Eunice (not mentioned in estate) married Thomas Loveland.
(II) Joseph, son of William House, was born at Glastonbury, in 1687. He was administrator of his brother's estate. He married Rachel Pitkin, born Dec. 14, 1692. (See will of Roger Pitkin, her father, Jan. 1, 1733, p. 620, Hartford Probate Records, III).
(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) House.
(IV) Eleazer, son or nephew of Joseph (2) House, was born Sept. 20, 1759. He was a soldier in the revolution from July 12 to Dec. 18, 1775, in Captain John Ripley's company (Tenth), Colonel Jedediah Huntington; sergeant in Captain Fitch Bissell's company, Colonel Huntington's regiment, and resported missing after the battle of Long Island; in 1776 he was in Captain Ebenezer Fitch's company, Colonel Huntington's (Seventeenth) Regiment. (Page 27, vol. viii, Conn. Hist. Society).
The other revolutionary soldiers in this family were Benjamin, Benoni, Jonathan, Samuel and William. In 1790, Elijah, George, Elizabeth, John, Benjamin and Samuel were living, heads of families in Glastonbury, also Eleazer, who had in his family two sons under sixteen and two females.
He married Abigail Moseley, born at Glastonbury, Jan. 17, 1763.
(V) Jospeh (3), son of Eleazer House, was born at Glastonbury, April 4, 1796; married, at Houseville, Nov. 10, 1818, Amanda Cadwell, born at West Hartford, Conn., Dec. 17, 1797. Their daughter, Mary E., born at Houseville, March 5, 1836, married John Strong. (See Strong).
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