Thursday, April 24, 2014

Harry Scofield (1870-1965) and the Scofield Lineage in the US

Beatrice Scofield (my grandmother) is the daughter of Harry F. Scofield and Maud Justina (Selleck) Scofield, who were married on March 25, 1902. - For more about Harry & Maud's married life,  see the March 11th post, "Family and Life of William F. Syska Jr. and Beatrice P. Scofield Syska". 

Emily Scofield headstone
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. 

Harry Scofield (1870-1965) was the son of James E. Scofield (1831-1918) and Emily Seely (1843-1938)  both born in Stamford, CT.   James & Emily resided most of their lives in Norwalk CT although they were married in 1861 in Pound Ridge, NY, in Westchester county along the CT border.  James was a farmer and  milk dealer.  He and his wife were the parents of 3 children named Pauline (b.1865), Harry (b. 1870) and Edna (b. 1874).

 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.

samuel scofield
High Ridge Cemetery, Stamford, CT
 The parents of James Scofield were Samuel Scofield (1805-1885) and Sally Ann Jones (1804-1884).  Samuel was born in Pound Ridge NY and Sally in Connecticut.  According to Census records, Samuel and Sally resided in New Canaan, CT. where they raised 8 children while Samuel worked as a basket maker.
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
Stephen Scofield's parents were Enos Scofield(1753-1830) and Amy Scofield (1760-1844), both born in Stamford Ct.   They were married on July 22, 1779 in Stamford CT.   They are both buried in Pound Ridge NY in the Sarles Family Burial ground, which is not an accessible Cemetery today (it's surrounded by private property).

**Amy's 2nd great grandfather is Daniel Scofield, brother of Richard Scofield (1613-1660) who is Enos' great grandfather, thus Amy and Daniel were also distant cousins.  

Enos Scofield was the son of Richard Scofield (1717-1772) and Mercy Buxton (1721-1779), both born in Stamford CT.

Richard Scofield's parents were Jeremiah Scofield (1691-1762)  and Abigail Weed (1695-1758).  Jeremiah and Abigail were married in Stamford on Jan. 20, 1714

  • *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.  


Jeremiah Scofield was the son of Richard Scofield Jr. (1660-1726)   and Ruth Brundish (or Brondage) (1672-1742).  There are no definitive records of Richard or Ruth Scofield's dates of birth or death, however, their marriage is recorded in Stamford CT on Sept. 14, 1689.  

The parents of Richard Scofield Jr. are Richard Scofield (abt. 1613-1660) and Mary  (1617-   ), maiden name unknown.  After Richard died in 1670, she married Robert Pennoyer and she is cited in Richard's will/inventory as Mary Pennoyer.

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-)

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