|My 2nd Great Grandmother, Emily (Seely) Scofield|
The ancestry of both Harry Scofield and Maud Selleck can be traced to the first English settlers that arrived in New England in the 1600's. Many Americans can trace their roots to the English colonists so there are many records of their lives available for research.
Our Scofield ancestors can be traced even further back to England in the 1500's, see earlier post titled Cuthbert Scofield Family History.
The Selleck lineage will be discussed in a later post.
James and Emily can be found on Census records as late as 1910 when they were living in New Canaan, CT, at which time James was 78 years old. James is believed to have passed away in 1918 at 87 years old, while Emily died in September of 1927 at 84 years old. Emily is buried at the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, CT, presumably, James is there as well, but I have not confirmed that.
*Emily and James were actually distant cousins as James is a descendant of Richard Scofield and Emily, of his brother, Daniel Scofield.
|High Ridge Cemetery, Stamford, CT|
|Stillwater Rd. Cemetery, Stamford, CT|
Samuel Scofield was the son of Stephen Scofield (1782-1853) and Ann Peck (1785-1812). Stephen was born in Pound Ridge, NY and Ann in Bedford, NY. Ann died in 1812 at only 27 years old after which, Stephen Scofield remarried Betsey Brown (1792-1864). Based on Samuel's date of birth of 1805, Ann is his biological mother.
|Sarles Cemetery, |
Pound Ridge, NY
- *Note: Abigail Weed's great grandmother, Elizabeth (Cogan) Holly Kendall was tried and convicted of witchcraft and executed in Massachusetts in approximately 1647.
- Elizabeth imigrated to America with her first husband Samuel Holly in approximately 1635. She married John Kendall after Samuel's death in 1643.
- More details about this and our ancestors involved in the witch trials will be posted in a later blog entry.
Richard Scofield, emigrated to America in 1635 aboard the ship called, "The Susan and Ellen," where he is cited on passenger list as "Richard Skofield, 22." Most sources state that Richard came with his brother Daniel, however Daniel is not included on that passenger list. Either way, Daniel also emigrated to America around the same time. Richard died on March 6, 1670 and is buried in the Scofield Cemetery in Stamford CT.
Richard and Daniel are the sons of Alexander Scofield (1588- ) and Mary Norton (1583-)