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Jacob Edgerton[1]

Male 1765 - 1828  (63 years)


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  • Name Jacob Edgerton  [2
    Born 1765  West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1828  West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried West Granby Cemetery, West Granby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I115626  My Genealogy

    Father Ebenezer Edgerton,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Desire Granger,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F55971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Lee,   b. 1771,   d. 18 Sep 1840, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alanson Edgerton,   b. 3 Feb 1792, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1851  (Age 59 years)
     2. Lee Edgerton,   b. 11 Dec 1794, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1875  (Age 80 years)
     3. Nancy Edgerton,   b. 1795, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lester Edgerton,   b. 1797, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Asahel Edgerton,   b. Abt 1799, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charlotte Edgerton,   b. Abt 1800, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Loiza Desire Edgerton,   b. 1800, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 24 and 25 Jan 1828
     8. Jefferson Edgerton,   b. Abt 1804, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Josephus Edgerton,   b. Abt 1804, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Judd Edgerton,   b. Abt 1805, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jerusha Edgerton,   b. Abt 1808, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1830  (Age ~ 22 years)
     12. Angeline Edgerton,   b. Abt 1810, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Willis Edgerton,   b. Abt 1812,   d. 13 Sep 1842, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     14. Margaret Edgerton,   b. Abt 1813, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1830  (Age ~ 17 years)
     15. Maria Edgerton,   b. Abt 1815, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     16. Caleb Edgerton,   b. Abt 1817, West Granby, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F49695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Richard Edgerton web site <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~edgerton/Jacob1765.htm>:

      Jacob was a member of the First Congregational Church of Granby.

      The marriages of Jacob’s daughters, Nancy and Charlotte, (both in 1823) were also recorded at the Granby Church.

      Jacob Edgerton died of “mortification” on November 15, 1828, “aged 63 years”. He was buried in the West Granby Cemetery, where many of his children and descendants are also buried. Jacob’s death was recorded in the Granby Congregational Church records under the date, “November 1828”. (ChR 2:150) His death was entered in the register of the “West Granby Burying-Ground” (pg. 8, no. 149), as follows:

      “[1828]…Nov. 16…Jacob Edgerton…mortification…[age] 63…[lot] 34”

      Jacob Edgerton did not leave a will. His estate was administered by Bethiel Beman, Lorin Humphreys and Samuel Weed, who filed a distribution of the estate on October 16, 1829. The distribution mentions wife, Nancy, and thirteen “children of the deceased”: Alanson, Willis, Caleb, Jerusha, Maria, Angeline, Margaret, Josephus, Judd, Lester, Jefferson, Nancy and Charlotte. Curiously, the second name is smudged out on its every occurrence throughout the deed. (It appears to be “Wyllys” or something to that effect – hard to tell.) One of the elder sons, Lee, was not included in the distribution. He had probably received lands of his father prior to Jacob’s death; and in a quit-claim deed dated December 4, 1828, “Daniel Lee Edgerton” released his claim on the estate for consideration of five hundred dollars received from the other heirs.

      Mrs. Nancy (Lee) Edgerton survived her husband a dozen years. She died in West Granby on September 18, 1840. She was buried at the West Granby Cemetery, on the same lot as her husband Jacob. Her death was entered in the register of the “West Granby Burying-Ground” (pg. 13, no. 262), as follows:

      “[1840]…Sep 18…Nancy widow of Jacob Edgerton…[age] 69…[lot] 34”

      On May 19th of the following year, a distribution was filed with the Probate Court, dividing her dower among the heirs of her husband, Jacob’s estate. By this time, a number of her children had predeceased her, and their rights in the dower were assigned to various relatives. The total value of the dower was recorded as $931.54, each of the heirs (or their “assignees”) receiving an equal share of $71.66. A transcript of the distribution is attached.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S290] John Case and His Descendants, Ruth Cost Duncan, (1991 Much based on the unpublished manuscript of Dr. Erastus E. Case at the Connecticut Historical Society.), 65 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S374] The Richard Edgerton Genealogy Database, Mark E. Armstrong, Brian G. Edgerton, (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~edgerton/index.htm ).