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Captain Mathew St. John

Male 1686 - 1755  (69 years)


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  • Name Mathew St. John 
    Title Captain 
    Born 1686  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 Matthew St. John was one of those who bought Ridgefield of the Indians, Sept. 30, 1708, was a petitioner for town privileges. May 12, 1709, and an original settler. In a deed between Catoonah and Matthew St. John, Rec. Feb. 3, 1709-10, Matthias, Samuel, Ebenezer
    Sension, and Matthew St. John, all of Norwalk, are named (R. Rec, 1). A deed of June 23, 1712, grants to Matthew St. John, his heirs, land from the Proprietors (Book 1). Another is dated Dec. 10, 1716.

    Matthew St. John deeded land to James Walhs, of Ridgefield, for love, Jan. 18, 1716-17. He exchanged land with Joseph Crompton, Dec. 11, 1716, and with Moses Northrup, Apr. 4, 1723. He executed, Oct. 22, 1717, a " deed to my Brother John Saint John, of Norwalk, land his father gave him." May 12, 1730-1, a right of Commonage in Norwalk was conveyed by Nathan St. John, of Ridgefield, " to my honored Father Matthias^ St. John of ye town of Norwalk."

    Again " Matthew St. John of Ridgefield Ct. by bill of exchange with Joseph Lee of Pympawogg, in Norwalk, my Home lot and buildings. House and barn, Apl. 1, 1725 " (vol. i. 7, Ridgefield Records).

    He was appointed Ensign of the Co. of Wilton Parish, Norwalk, Oct., 1727; Lieut., Oct., 1730; Capt., Oct., 1738 (Col. Rec, 126, 297). He went to Stockbridge, Mass. He appears in deeds as " of Wilton " in 1728-9 (N. L. Rec, vol. vii. pp. 36-334). In June, 1745, Capt. Matthew and wife and children. Luke, John, Hannah, Matthew, Jr., and wife and child Mary, moved from Wilton.

    In a deed dated Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., Jan. 7, 1751, Matthew St. John conveys to his son Mark for the consideration of £40 in " bills of Credit old tenour " land in said township of Sharon, " being the first part of what was last voted to be laid out belonging to my half reights wliich I bought of Samuel Comstock according to the draught of the Proprietors, is No. 26." Signed, Matthew St. John ; witnessed by John Williams, Abigail Dunham.

    Sharon November 15 A D 1751

    Then Laid out to Capt. Matthew St. John ten acreas of Land which is laid out to sd. St. John to the 7th. Devision or the first 20ty acrea Draft to his Rigt and is laid out upon the side of the mountain on the Easterly Side of the pond Call'd Sprague's pond Beginning at a Black ash Stump by the side of sd. pond then Runs about South
    East 82 Rods to a great rock with stons Laid to it then Runs North East 88 Rods to a white birch tree mark'd and stons at it then Runs Northwest to Kanicabacers Line and so By by sd. Line to the pond then Southerly by sd. pond to the first bound and all that theire is witin the Compas of sd. bounds more then 10th acreas is for Siseing
    as it is Laid out by us. Ebcnezcr Ploisbe

    Stephen Elkin

    Comtt.   [1
    Died 3 Aug 1755  Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID OSA0025  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database | St. John Generation One - Raoul de Sancto Johanne
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2016 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-226686 Living (17 Jan 2012)
    Y-DNA-293407 Living (17 Jul 2013)
    Y-DNA-449632 Living (8 Dec 2015)
    atDNA-459218 Living (26 Dec 2015)
    Y-DNA-473888 Living (27 Jan 2016)
    Y-DNA-493547 Living (7 Apr 2016)
    Y-DNA-655608 Living (10 Apr 2017)

    Father Mathias St. John, III,   b. 1668, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1748, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1685 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Whitney,   b. 1690, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1772, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1709  Ridgefield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mathew St. John,   b. 23 Jun 1711, Ridgefield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1755  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sarah St. John,   b. 18 Sep 1713, Ridgefield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Mark St. John,   b. 18 Aug 1715, Ridgefield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1770, Stockbridge, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Anne St. John,   b. 1 May 1717, Ridgefield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thaddeus St. John,   b. May 1720, Ridgefield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1736, Wilton, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
    +6. Luke St. John,   b. 28 Aug 1721, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 or 5 Oct 1736, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +7. John St. John,   b. 1 Nov 1723, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1784, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +8. Hannah St. John,   b. 7 Jan 1729, Wilton, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1686 - Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1709 - Ridgefield, Ct. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1755 - Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones

    Inscription of HERE LIES THE BODY OF CAPTAIN MATHEW SAINT JOHN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST 3 1755 IN THE 69 YEAR PHOTO by: Gary Boughton 4/02/2010
    Plot: Hill Side Cemetery, Also known as: Sharon Burying Ground, Connecticut
    OSA0025 Matthew St. John
    OSA0025 Matthew St. John
    Inscription:
    From "Sharon Burying Ground": CAPT. MATTHEW SAINT JOHN died Aug. 3, 1755, ae 69.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10541] The St. John Genealogy, Orline St. John Alexander, (New York, The Grafton Press), b5252600., 54 (Reliability: 3).


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