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  • Name Mary Bissell  [2
    Born Aft 1658  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I117729  My Genealogy

    Family ID F58776  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Pettibone, Jr.,   b. 15 Dec 1665, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1741, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1690  Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. John Pettibone, Jr.,   b. 12 Nov 1691, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1691, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mary Pettibone,   b. 24 Mar 1692/93, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1714, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Samuel Pettibone,   b. 26 Jul 1698, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catharine Pettibone,   b. 14 Mar 1700/01,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Abigail Pettibone,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Pettibone,   b. 8 Oct 1695, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1767, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Sarah Pettibone,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F50665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Database: Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1635-1650

      A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
      1687 to 1695.

      Page 184 Name: Jacob Bissell Location: Simsbury
      Died 1st August, 1694. InVT. 166-16-09. Taken 23 August, 1694, by Peter Buell, Nathaniel Holcomb, Jeremiah Gillett, John Slater, sen. Legatees: Mary, the Relict, and son Jacob, born 8 June last, 1694.
      Court Record, Page 71--6 September, 1694: Adms. to (Mrs.) Mary (Bissell), and appoint Jonathan Gillett and James Ennoe to assist.
      Page 30 (Vol. VI)--13 April, 1699: Order to Dist. to the Widow 1-3 part, and to Jacob Bissell, the son, 2-3. By John Higley & John Slater, who report 5 September, 1698. (See also Page 53, Court Record: This Order was reversed by the Court of Assistants.)
      Page 24 (Vol. VIII) 4 December, 1710: Peter Buel and his Wife Cited to appear and give account of Adms. on Estate of Jacob Bissell.
      Page 30--3 April, 1711: Peter Buel of Simsbury and Mary his wife (late Mary Bissell, Widow), Adms. on Estate of Jacob Bissell, sometime of Simsbury Decd, being summoned to appear before the Court to render account of the Adms. on that Estate, appeared and by copies of record showed that they had several years before fully Adms. on the same, and rendered their account thereof to the County Court or Court of Probate in this County; and that the remaining part of the Estate was distributed and divided according to law between Mary the Widow and Jacob Bissell, a minor, only son and heir of the sd. Decd. Peter Buel now informs this Court that the said Jacob Bissell, the son (who was a minor about 16 years of age), is also lately deceased Intestate and without Issue. For himself and his wife Mary, and also for and in behalf of the children borne of her, he Claimed all the Estate of Jacob Bissell, the son deceased, and prayeth the Court to so decide. John Pettebone, Jr., in behalf of Mary his Wife, and Stephen Pettebone, in behalf of Deborah his Wife, sisters of Jacob Bissell, the Father, and John Bissell, son of John Bissell, one of the Brothers of Jacob Bissell, the Father Decd, and their Children Representing them, appeared before this Court and Claimed the same estate, as being next of kin to both the said Jacob Bissells, the Father and the son, and heirs of the sd. Jacob Bissell, the Father, who was the last possessor thereof, and exhibited their pleas and reasons to show their sd. right, and prayed that an order of the Court may be made settling the same on them. The Court ordered the Estate to Peter Buel his Wife Mary, and their Children. The other parties appealed to the Court of Assistants, who reversed the decision, giving the Intestate Estate to the Brothers and Sisters of Jacob Bissell, The Father, deceased.
      Page 90--6 October, 1712; An Order of Court was Issued to Distribute to Uncles and Aunts according to a Decree of the Superior Court, 16 Sept., 1712.
      Distribution as per File, 21st October, 1712: To James Eno, sen., in right of his Wife Abigail Bissell; To John Pettebone, in right of his Wife Mary Bissell; To Joshua Bissell, To Heirs of John Bissell; To Stephen Pettebone, in right of his Wife Deborah Bissell; To Nathaniel Phelps, in right of his Wife Hannah Bissell; To Elizabeth Root, of Westfield; to John Bissell, to Abigail Baker, to a daughter of Samuel Bissell named Mary, to Each Uncle, Aunt and Cusson. By John Higley, James Cornish, Joseph Phelps.
      Ancestry.com database
      BISSELL ANCESTRY
      The Coat-of-Arms described in Burk's "Complete Armory," and registered at the College of Heralds, is as follows:

      Arms--Gules, on a bend, Argent; three escallops, sable.

      Crest--A demi-eagle with wings displayed, sable, charged on the neck with an escallop shell, orl.

      Motto--In Recto Decus--Variously translated, "In Rectitude, Honor," and "Honor is to be found on the straight road."

      The Coat-of-Arms used by General Daniel Bissell and his descendants varies from the original Bissell Coat-of-Arms in the shape of the shield and the drawing of the eagle. These differences are accounted for by the fact that the descent is through a cadet house. The motto is Paratus et Fidelis--"Ready and Faithful."

      The name has many variations: Bisselle, Byssell, Bysselle, Bissel, Bessell; Buissel is found in the Doomsday Book; Buscel, commonly Bushell; Buscall, a Huguenot name in London, 1618; Bichell, Norman-French; Bushall, Bizzell, Bisley, Bixley, Beasley, Bussell.
      It has been proved that the family of Bissell is of Huguenot origin. The author of the present record, in reading Volume II of Stiles' "Ancient Windsor," at the New York Public Library, found an entry in pencil, evidently made by some other searcher, reading, "John Bissell's Huguenot Bible in Weston, Pennsylvania."

      The family of John Bissell, who settled in Windsor, Conn., is the only Bissell family definitely known to have come to this country and all the colonial families are descended therefrom.

      ("John Bissell, the Immigrant Ancestor and his family").

      JOHN BISSELL was born in Somersetshire, Eng., 1590 or 1591, died at Windsor, Conn., Oct. 3, 1677. He married, first, in England. Neither the name nor the date of birth of this first wife is known and her death is variously recorded as 1640, May 21, 1641 and 1642. The "Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy," published by A. N. Marquis & Co., Chicago, gives the name of his first wife as Mary Drake, but this information may be erroneous, there being a possibility that the name was confused with that of Mary, the eldest daughter of John Bissell, who married Jacob Drake. John Bissell was married a second time, but the name of his second wife in unknown. In the "History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," by Henry R. Stiles, in the list of Deaths in Windsor in 1640, we find recorded the death of "John Bissell's wife," and, again in 1665, "the wife of John Bissell, Senior." In the "Genealogical Dictionary of New England," by James Savage, we find the following, relating to John Bissell, Senior: "His widow died 21st day of May following (the birth of Joyce in 164-) and his next widow died the 29th of November, 1665, but of both the names are unknown." Again in Stiles's "Ancient Windsor:" "Nathaniel doubtless resided on the river bank below the Scantic from the time of his marriage (1662)--John Bissell, Sr., evidently died here (at Nathaniel's).

      JOHN BISSELL, of Plymouth, Mass., 1628, and Windsor, Conn., 1639/40, of Huguenot descent, came with wife Mary (Drake) Bissell, aged 26 years, and three children. Built the first ferry across the Connecticut River. He was made Juror at Hartford in 1640/43, October, 1645, March, 1647, 1648. He was Deputy to the General Court in 1642, and attended forty-six sessions of the General and Particular Court before the Union of New Haven and Connecticut Colonies, and served in all as Juror twelve sessions of the Court at Hartford. John Bissell was Proprietor of Stratford and Deputy there, 1645/59, and in 1654, Assistant Magistrate. See American Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 168. Some of the names of Soldiers found in an old book of Records; Capt. John Bissel, Nathaniel Bissel, John Terry, John Partee, and Thomas Moore. See State Archives, Hartford, Conn., Travel, 373/37, p. 196. John Bissell was the first Settler on the East Side of the Connecticut River at Windsor, Conn. He was a soldier in King Philip's War, in 1675; Capt. John Bissel and Nathaniel Bissel of Windsor, Troopers, in 1676. John Bissell in Troop of Cavalry of 60 members. In 1675, the Bissel House was used as the Garrison. See Col. Dau. 17th Century, p. 183; Index; John Bissel, 1591-1677, b. Eng., Served in King Philip's War in 1675, Deputy 1648-59, Windsor, Conn. See Soc. Col. Wars, p. 46, John Bissell was Quartermaster of a Troop of Horse at Hartford, Conn., in 1677. This is surprising, in view of the fact that John Bissell, Sr., would have been in his late eighties at this time. Yet in Stiles' account to King Philip's War, the statement is made, "In an old book of rates we find the following names of Windsor Troopers, who were in actual service and received 6s 8d each 'on war account': Captain John Bissell, John Bissell, Jr., and others. John Bissel, Jr., Capt. at Bolton, Deputy, 1751, Lieut., 1768. After King Philip's War, there seems to have been a

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      William H. A. Bissell was the son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Washburn) Bissell.

      Reference: "Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vemont," by Hon. Hiram Carleton.

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      period of great distress in some of the New England Colonies, but not so great in Connecticut, for Connecticut sent Contributions to the other Colonies. In the "Account of what persons of Windsor gave to the voluntary contributions made for the poor in want in other Colonies," we find these contributions: John Bissel, 2s; John Bissell, Jr., 5s; Thomas Bissell, 1, Samuel Bissell, 4s, and Nathaniel Bissell, 1.

      John Bissell died Oct. 3, 1677, aged 86 years. His will was dated Sept. 25, 1675; his sons John and Thomas made executors, Deacon John Morse and Hon.. Daniel Clark Overseers of his will. Codicil to his will dated April 6, 1677. Inventory was 520P, 16s, 3d. Appraised Oct. 22, 1677. John Bissell's first wife died May 21, 1641, and his next wife died Nov. 29, 1665.

      Children of John Bissell, Sr.:
      1. MARY, b. Eng.; m. Jacob Drake, April 12, 1649.
      2. JOHN2, b. Eng.; m. J(???) Mason, dau. of Israel Mason, June 17, 1658; he
      d. 1693.
      3. THOMAS, b. Eng.; m. Abigail Moore, Oct. 11, 1655.
      4. SAMUEL, b. Eng.; m. Abigail Holcomb, June 11, 1658; d. May 17, 1698.
      5. NATHANIEL, b. in Windsor, Sept. 23, bapt. Sept. 27, 1640; m. Mindwell
      Moore, Sept. 23, 1665.
      6. JOICE or JOYCE, m. Samuel Pinney, Nov. 7, 1665.

      Tradition preserves the following jocose ditty which John Bissell used to call his family:

      "John, Tom, Sam and Nat,
      Rise, Joice, and hang on the pot."

      SAMUEL BISSELL, born 1636, died 1700; married (first) June 11, 1658, Abigail Holcomb, who died 1688; married (second) Mary (last name unknown) who died 1718.

      Children, by first wife:
      1. JOHN3, b. April 5, 1659.
      2. ABIGAIL, b. July 6, 1661; m. Dec. 26, 1678, James Enno, son (by his 1st
      wife, Anna Bidwell), of the James Enno who married, as his second wife,
      the widow, Elizabeth Holcomb (Abigail Bissell's Grandmother). Abigail
      (Bissell) Enno, d. April 19, 1728.
      3. JACOB, b. March 28, 1664.
      4. MARY, b. Sept. 15, 1666; m. John Pettibone, Jr., 1692.
      5. SAMUEL, b. Jan. 11, 1668.

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      Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service
      Author: Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford
      Call Number: R929.1 R62t
      This book contains three hundred colonial ancestors which includes Royal Ancestry and Mayflower lines.
      Bibliographic Information: Rixford, Elizabeth M. Leach. Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service. Tuttle Company. VT. 1934.

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      Connecticut Puritan Settlers

      (*)BISSELL, MR. JOHN, of Windsor, was a Juror at Hartford in 1640, 1643, Oct. 1645, and March '47 and '8; Deputy to the General Court in 1642, and attended 46 sessions of the General and Particular Courts before the union of the Conn., and N. Haven Colonies, and in all served as Juror 12 sessions of the Court at Hartford. He was an enlisted trooper for Windsor, in 1657-8. He was an important and early settler at Windsor as early as 1640, this family were connected with several of the best families in the colony by marriage. John Bissell was ferry-man at Windsor in 1640. He was frequently appointed upon important Committees by the General Court of Conn.; his wife d. 1665. Thomas Bissell in 1674, and Samuel Grant of Windsor were appointed by the General Court, to lay out a grant of land to Goodman Buckland, another grant to "Sarg't John Wadsworth;" also 120 acres granted to Mr. John Porter. John Bissell of Windsor was confirmed by the General Court, Quarter Master of
      (*)March 24, 1651; "theare ware three men chosen to take a vew of the Towne (of Windsor,)
      according to the order of Court for that purpose," viz., Henry Wolcott, Commissioner;
      John Bistell, Matthew Grant.

      Aug. 24, 1653; John Bissel, David Wilton, Wm. Gaylord, and John Moore, were "chosen
      Debetys for the Ginerall Court "to be held on the 2d thursday in Sept. next."

      Dec. 6, 1658; John Bissell Sen., Mr. Wolcott, Mr. Newbery, David Wilton, and Matthew
      Grant, appointed selectmen of Windsor, and on the 13th of Dec. "determined that provision
      should be made upon the top of the meeting house, from the Lanthorn to the ridge of the howse
      to walk conveniently, to sound a trumpet or drum to give warning to meetings."

      John Bissell, Mr. Phelps, Deckn. Gaylor, and David Wilton, were elected at Windsor, to the
      General Court of Conn, Aug. 21, 1652, for the next May. "Aug. 20, 1652; debities chosen for
      ye Gineral Court to be holden on ye 9th day of September following, Mr. Phelps, Deakn. Gayler,
      John Bissell, David Wilton." Matthew Grant, chosen Town Clerk. Townsmen chosen, Deken
      Gayler, moderator, David Wilton, John Bissell, John Strong, John Moore, Thomas Ford, and
      Matthew Grant.

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      the Country Troop of the county of Hartford, in 1677; (the first troop of horse in the colony.) (Col. Rec.) John Sen., and Jun., Thomas, Samuel, and Nath'l Bissell, were freemen at Windsor in May, 1669. Nathaniel Bissell contracted for the ferry over the great river in Windsor for seven years; in 1675, the council at Hartford, ordered "a garrison kept at Nath'l Bissell's, Tho's Burnham's, Mr. John Crow's, and at Nabuck, and Mr. Willy's his farm." His will was dated Sept. 25, 1673; his sons John and Tho's Executors; Deacon John Moore, and Hon. Dan'l Clark, overseers of his will; codicil to his will dated April 6, 1677. Inventory, 520, 16s. 3d.; appraised Oct. 22, 1677; he d. Oct. 3, in 1677; wife unknown; issue, Nath'l, baptized Sept. 27, 1640, m. Mindwell Moore, Sept. 23, 16--; Mary, m. Jacob Drake; Joice, m. Samuel Pinny; John, Jr., m. J. Mason, June 17, 1658; he d. 1693; Thomas, m. Abigail Moore, Oct. 11, 1655; Samuel, m. Abigail Holcomb, June 11, 1658; Nathaniel, b. Sept. 24, 1640; some of his children appear to have been born before he came to Windsor. The mother d. 1665; John the father d. Oct. 3, 1677, aged 86 years.

      BISSELL, JOHN JR., m. J. Mason, June 17, 1658; children, Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1658; John, b. May 4, 1661; (*) Daniel, b. Sept. 29, 1663; Coronet Daniel, d. Dec. 9, 1738, aged 74; Dorathy, b. Aug. 10, 1665; Josias, b. Oct. 10, 1670; Hezecia, b. April 30, 1673; Ann, b. April 28, 1675; Jeremiah b. Feb. 22, 1677; John, Jr., d. 1693, (brother of Daniel.) John, Jr., was the first settler in
      (*)In 1748, April, a bridge was asked for, by individuals at Windsor, over the Tunxis river in
      Windsor, and the town gave liberty to any persons to build one, provided they did so, at their
      own expense, and made it a free bridge forever, (liberal.) In Dec., 1748, Isaac Burr, Peletiah
      Allyn, and Daniel Bissell, accepted the offer and built the first bridge erected over Tunxis River
      in Windsor.

      (*)EPITAPH.--"Here lyes the body of Mrs. Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. Daniel Bissell, who died
      June yc 9th, 1749, aged 21 years. Also in memory of her father Capt. Roger Newbury, who
      died in the Kings servis in the Spanish West inges, March 6th, 1741, aged in the 35th year."
      (Should be, wife of Daniel, Jr.)

      (*)EPITAPH.--In memory of Mr. Benoni Bissell, who died August 26, 1761, in the 72d year
      of his age. (Stone.) Erected by the first society of Windsor in grateful remembrance of his
      generous gift for the support of their school.

      (*)John Bissel having made complaint of Susannah Denslow for reproachful speeches which
      she hath spoken against the wife of s'd Bissell. The court having considered the complaint, do
      order that Henry Denslow, or his wife, shall severely correct their daughter with a rod upon her
      naked body, in the presence of Mrs. Wolcott, and Goody Bancroft, this day; and in case it be
      not attended to this day, the constable is to see it done the next oppertunity, and the s'd Susannah
      is to give security for her good behavior till the court in Sept. next; May 18, 1664. (Court
      Rec. Hartf., Sec. office.)

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      Coventry--and received his deed of Israel Everett, of Lebanon, Oct. 1715; was the first captain in Coventry; held slaves. Though he moved from Lebanon to Coventry, he originated at Windsor.

      BISSELL, THOMAS, son of John Sen., m. Abigail Moore, Oct. 11, 1655; children, Thomas Jr., b. Oct., 12, 1656; Abigail, b. Nov. 23, 1658; John, b. Jan. 26, 1660; Joseph, b. April 18, 1663; Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1666, m. Stotan; Benjamin, b. Sept. 9, 1669; Isaac, b. Jan. 9, 1671; Ephraim, baptized April 11, 1676; Esther, b. April 22, 1677, d. 1678; 2d Ephraim, b. Sept. 4, 1680, and Luke, b. Sept. 22, 1682. His will proved 1689. Left a widow. One daughter m. John Stotan, perhaps a daughter Sarah. Estate 868; d. 1689.

      BISSELL, SAMUEL, son of John, Sen., m. Abigail Holcom, June 11, 1658, she was b. 1638; children viz, John, b. April 5, 1659; Abagail, b. July 6, 1661; Jacob, b. March 28, 1664; Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1666; Samuel, b. Jan. 11, 1668, wife Mary, d. June 24, 1718; Benaja, b. June 30, 1671; Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1677; Debora, b. Oct. 29, 1679; (Joshua noticed in his will.) Deputy to General Court March 26, 1656.

      BISSELL, NATHANIEL, son of John, Sen., was b. 1640, m. Mindwell Moore, daughter of Dea. John Moore, Sept. 23, 1662, and had children, viz., Mindwell, b. Oct. 3, or July, 1663; Nath'l, Jr., b. Jan. 7, 1665; Jonathan, b. July 3, 1668, d. young; Hannah, b. Jan. 12, 1670; Abigail, b. Sept., 1673; 2d Jonathan, b. 1674; 2d Abigail, b. March 9, 1676; Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1679.

      NATHANIEL, JR., son of Nath'l Bissell, m., left a widow, and had issue:

      1. Jonathan, had a son Jonathan m. Eliz'th Holladay, 1743.
      2. David.
      3. Mindwell.
      4. Abigail.
      5. Elizabeth.
      6. Dorothy.
      7. Anne.
      8. Mary.
      9. Hannah, m. Bancraft and had 6 children.

      Jonathan and David his sons, executors of his will. The will is dated Sept. 23, 1713; the will proved 1714. Estate 655, ls. 5d.

      BISSELL, JOSEPH, son of Thom's, m. a daughter of Return Strong, he had two sons, perhaps others, and his wife was pregnant at his decease. He died about 1688 or '9; his widow and Lieut. Return Strong, administrators. Estate 194, 4s.

      BISSELL, HEZEKIAH, son of John, Jr. His brother Daniel

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      administrator 1709, property distributed to his four brothers and three sisters, viz., Daniel, Josiah, Jeremiah, Samuel, Dorothy, Ann, and Mary. He d. Oct. 17, 1709. Estate 148, 18s. 10d.

      BISSELL, EPHRAIM, son of Tho's of Windsor, settled and d. at Tolland; d. 1717-18. Isaac Bissell his brother of Windsor, one of the administrators; children, Eph'm, 14; Benj'n, 3 years; Tho's Bissell, Jr., guardian for sons Abel and Stephen, Joseph Stedman, guardian 90, 18s. 8d.

      BISSELL, REV. HEZEKIAH, of Windsor--Bloomfield. Mary his widow, agreed with her son Hezekiah, Esq. of Windham, and Mary her daughter of Windsor, to settle the distribution with the widow in 1784; his will dated May 15, 1780; she had the negro boy Csar.

      BISSELL, THOMAS, son of Thomas, m. Elizabeth, or Esther, daughter of John Strong of Northampton, Mass., Oct. 15, 1678; issue, Esther, b. Sept. 10, 1679; Abigail, b. Oct. 20, 1681. (Wind. sor Record.)

      BISSELL, BENJAMIN, son of Tho's; distribution to Thomas, John, Isaac, Eph'm, his brothers, Nath'l Gaylord in right of his wife, Dan'l White of Hatfield 1698; (Abigail his widow.) Jeremiah Bissell, m. Mehitabel White of Hatfield, Mass., 1705.

      BISSELL, SAMUEL, son of John, m. Abigail, daughter of Wm. Filly, Aug. 26, 1680, he aged 20, and his wife 22; his daughter Abigail b. Aug. 3, 1681 (Perhaps others.)

      BISSELL, JOHN, son of Sam'l of Windsor, 1685. His widow Abigail Ad'x. He d. and left a son and daughter; Abigail three and one half years old, and John two years old, 127. Inventory 1684.

      BISSELL, SAMUEL, SEN., of Windsor. James Enno, and John Pettibone, Jr., his sons-in-law and Exr's presented his will in 1700. Mary his relict, was his 2d wife. His children were Samuel, Abigail, Mary, Eliz'th, D borah, Harnah, Joshua, Jacob, John. Samuel died before his father. Mary, widow of Samuel, d. June 24, 1718. After the death of his son Samuel, he made a codicil to his will and appointed James Enno and John Pettibone his Exr's in 1700. He died Dec. 3, 1700. Estate, 495, 3s. 7d. His son Jacob marr'd Mary and resided in Simsbury, where he died Aug. 1, 1694. Estate 166, 16s. and left his wife Mary with Jacob, an only child aged three months. Mary the widow of Jacob, married Peter Buell for her 2d husband, and she with her husband were admr's on her first husband's estate. Jacob, Jr., b. June 8, 1694;

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      he died at the age of 16 years, and his property was distributed to his uncles and aunts, the children of Samuel then decea'd. Deborah daughter of Sam'l m. Stephen Pettebone, and Elizabeth her sister m. John Pettebone, and James Enno, marr'd another sister. John Bissell also a son of Samuel, mar'd and had a son John, Jr., who died about 1693 and had neither wife or children. Estate 64, 18s. John Pettibone, Jr., m. Mary, daughter of Jacob Bissell, Sen., and Stephen Pettibone m. her sister Deborah.

      BISSELL, EZEKIEL, from Windsor was a proprietor and early settler at Harwinton 1733-4.

      The Bissells of Litchfield are descendants of John of Windsor.

      BISSILL, JOHN, removed from Lebanon in 1716, and became the first settler of Coventry; he became wealthy, and had two daughters who m. Jonathan and Israel Fowler.

      BISSELL, EZEKIEL of Suffield, m'd Ruth Devotion, Dec. 23, 1742, and had Ebenezer, b. Oct. 25, 1743; Eliphas, b. Oct 11, 1744; Ezekiel, b. March 14, 1746; Margaret, b. Oct. 28, 1747, d. Dec. 1747; Ruth, b. April 20, 1750; 2d Margaret, b. Sept. 1748, died the same month.

      BISSELL, JOSHUA, weaver of Elizabethtown, N. Jersey 1711, appointed Josiah Ogden of Newark, in N. J., his Lawful Att'y, to take possession of an estate in Windsor, as heir apparent to said Jacob Bissell's estate, his deceas'd brother and his son Jacob then deceas'd, nephew of said Joshua, dated at Elizabethtown, N. Jersey, Sept. 28, 1711.

      Byssell has one coat of arms. Bissell has one coat of arms.

      BISSELL, REV. HEZEKIAH, graduated at Y. C. 1733, and settled in the ministry at Wintonbury, (Bloomfield,) Jan. 1740.

      John Bissell, Sen., John, Jr., Nathaniel Bissell, Samuel and Thomas Bissell, were all freemen at Windsor as early as 1669. Bessell or Bissell, John, took the oath of fidelity at Pamaquid in 1674. Eighteen of this name have graduated at Yale College.

      Connecticut Puritan Settlers
      Author: Royal R. Hinman
      Call Number: R929.1H66
      This book contains the history and genealogy of the Conneticut Puritain settlers.
      Bibliographic Information: Hinman, Royal R. Conneticut Puritan Settlers. Press of Case, Tiffany and Company. Hartford. 1852.

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      LINE OF SAMUEL BISSELL
      SON OF CAPT JOHN & MARY (DRAKE) BISSELL
      II. Samuel Bissell b 1636; d May 17, 1688 m June 11, 1658 Abigail
      Holcomb b Peguenock, Mass. 1638; d Windsor 1697, dau of Thomas;
      m 2nd Mary (???). All ch by 1st wf.
      Ch: 1. John b 1659 m 1st Abigail Filley; 2nd Sarah (Loomis)
      White
      x 2. Abigail 1661-1728; m 1678 James Eno Jr. 1651-1714
      son of James & Hanna (Bidwell) Eno of Simsbury Conn.
      (See p 26 Holcomb Genealogy by McPherson) James
      Eno I married a widow with grown children and the son
      m the dau of the 1st wf. Hence we are descended from
      both the 1st & 2nd wf. The husband and wife were
      not blood relations)
      3. Jacob b 1664 d 1694 m Mary ? Gilbert
      4. Mary b 1666 d 1718 m 1st Daniel Owen;2nd 1692 John
      Pettibone
      5. Samuel b 1668; m Elizabeth (???) 5 ch
      6. Benajah b 1671
      7. Elizabeth b 1677 m 1st Samuel Sackett; 2nd John Root

      8. Deborah b 1679; m Stephen Pettibone
      9. Hannah b 1682 m Nathaniel Phelps
      10. Joshua
      11. Josiah
      12. Joseph

      Line of Deacon John Bissell (2) (1) m 1st Isabell Mason
      II. Deacon John Bissell son of Capt John & Mary (Drake) Bissell was
      b in England and d in Widnsor 1683; m 1st June 17, 1658 Isabel
      Mason dau of John Mason of Saybrook Conn. of Pequot War fame
      and his wf Isabella
      Ch: x 1. Josiah Bissell b 1670; m 1703 Miriam (Gibbs) Hayden,
      wid of William. She was b 1681; d 1777; dau of Wm Gibb
      2.
      III. Josiah Bissell b 1670; m 1703 Miriam (Gibbs) Hayden
      Ch: 1. Benjamin Bissell b 1719 d September 12, 1780; m
      November 27, 1745 Mary Strong of Windsor. Benjamin
      moved to Torrington, Conn. where he was the first
      settler. He kept a tavern.
      Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth
      Author: Ruth Ellsworth Richardson
      Call Number: CS71.R52
      This book contains the history and genealogy of the Richardson and Ellsworth families of Massacusetts.
      Bibliographic Information: Richardson, Ruth Ellsworth. Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth. Privately Published. 1974.
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/3020/3020_255.html

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