Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Corliss Family History

Descendants of Thomas Corliss

Generation No. 1


1. THOMAS CORLISS was born 1603 in Exeter, Devonshire, England, and died July 27, 1683 in Newbury, Essex, MA. He married UNNAMED.

Child of THOMAS CORLISS and UNNAMED is:
2. i. GEORGE CORLISS, b. 1617, Exeter, Devonshire, England; d. October 19, 1686, Haverhill, Essex, MA (at home sitting in a chair).

Generation No. 2


2. GEORGE CORLISS (THOMAS) was born 1617 in Exeter, Devonshire, England, and died October 19, 1686 in Haverhill, Essex, MA (at home sitting in a chair). He married JOANNA DAVIS October 26, 1645 in Haverhill, MA, daughter of THOMAS DAVIS and CHRISTIAN COFFIN.

(Soon to come Davis/Davys Family from Wales, England)
 

More About GEORGE CORLISS:

  • Occupation: Proprietor/ owned a farm called "Poplar Lawn"
  • 1645, Was made a freeman, which meant that he could take part in running church and civil government affairs.
  • 1650, Elected Constable of Haverhill, MA
  • Elected Town Selectman repeatedly
  • Abt. 1639, He settled in Newbury, MA, at which date he gave his age as 22 yrs.

Children of GEORGE CORLISS and JOANNA DAVIS are:
i. JOHN CORLISS.
3. ii. MARY CORLISS, b. September 1646, Haverhill, Essex, MA; d. October 22, 1722, Haverhill, Essex, MA.

Generation No. 3


3. MARY CORLISS (GEORGE, THOMAS) was born September 1646 in Haverhill, Essex, MA, and died October 22, 1722 in Haverhill, Essex, MA. She married WILLIAM NEFF January 23, 1665 in Haverhill, MA.

More About WILLIAM NEFF:
Service Record: February 1688, Drafted for the army by Gov. Andros
Occupation: Farmer, Horse breeder & Surveyor.

See Notes about Mary (Corliss) Neff


Story of Mary Neff as told by Cotton Mather



Children of MARY CORLISS and WILLIAM NEFF are:
i. WILLIAM NEFF, b. May 05, 1667.
ii. MARY NEFF , JR, b. November 09, 1668, Haverhill, MA; m. MATTHIAS BUTTON , JR, November 24, 1686, Haverhill, MA.
iii. JOSEPH NEFF, b. March 25, 1670, Haverhill, MA; d. June 29, 1691.
iv. JOHN NEFF, b. May 16, 1672.
v. CLEMENT NEFF, b. March 29, 1674, Haverhill, MA; d. June 03, 1746, Stonington, CT; m. MARY BUTTON.
vi. THOMAS NEFF, b. March 29, 1676.


To see more on the NEFF Family Go to the Neff Family Page



My Connection to it all | Surnames | Genealogy Page | Home