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Captain Mathew St. John

Male 1686 - 1755  (69 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • 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

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    Died 3 Aug 1755  Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 69 years 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID OSA0025  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2016 

    DNA Tests  7 people have linked a DNA test to Captain Mathew St. John 

    Father Ancestors 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) 
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    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1685 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F15    |  Family Chart

    Wife 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 8 children 
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F16    |  Family Chart

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    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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