Nathaniel Loomis

Male Abt 1626 - 1688  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Loomis 
    Born Abt 1626  Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1688  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2368  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2015 

    Father Joseph Loomis,   b. 1590, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1658, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary White,   c. 24 Aug 1590, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1652, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1614  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Moore,   b. 23 Jul 1638, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1728, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1654  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abigail Loomis,   b. 27 Mar 1659, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1700/1701, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. The book "The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography": V. 25, p. 80, entry for Mahlon Loomis (b. 1826): "From...Joseph Loomis...and his wife Mary White, the line continues through Nathaniel and Elizabeth Moore..."

      2. Per 9 Feb 2002 email of Ellen Baker : Nathaniel (b. around 1626, member of CT Calvary in 1658, under command of Major John Mason, was a member of Windsor Troop of Horse in King Philip's War, m. Elizabeth Moore, had 12 children, Elizabeth (m. William Burnham), Lt. Nathaniel Jr.(m. Elizabeth (or Rebecca?) Ellsworth), Abigail (m. Lt. Josiah Barber, wheelright), Josiah (m. Mary Rockwell), Jonathan (m. Sarah Graves), David (m. Lydia Marsh), Hezekiah (m. Mary Porter), Moses (Joanna Gibbs), Mindwell (m. Jonathan Brown), Ebenezer (m. Jemima Whitcomb), Mary (m. Joseph Barber) and Rebecca (m. Josiah Rockwell)).

      3. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 433-434, {bracketed notes from "Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Loomis of Windsor" by Elias Loomis}: "Nathaniel Loomis, m. Elizabeth (dau. John) Moore, 27 Nov 1654 ('Col. Rec.' says 1 Nov 1653); adm. Windsor church 3 May 1663; wife adm. 28 Sep 1673 (O.C.R.); she had previously owned the Half-Way Covenant 31 Jan 1657 (O.C.R.); 'Nathaniel L.'s wife d. 18 Jan 1719' (East Windsor Church Record); he bought of John Moses a house and land at Windsor on 'the island,' which Moses had purchased of Joseph Loomis, Sr., 2 r. 6 ft. wide, bd. E. by St.; W. by Jon Porter's lot' N. and S. by Matt. Allyn. After King Phillip's War he removed to E. side of Conn. River. To the Conn. Relief Fund for Poor of other Colonies, 1676, he contrib. 5s. - O.C.R. Children (b. Windsor, bp. O.C.R.):
      A. {Elizabeth, b. 7 Aug 1655; m. John Lee, 27 Dec 1682.}
      B. Nathaniel (Lieut.) b. 20 Mar 1656/7; d. 29 Sep 1733 in 77th year (E.W.O.); he m. Elizabeth (dau. Josiah) Ellsworth, 23 Dec 1680, 'he 24 yrs. old the 20th of next March, she 23 years old 11 of last Nov.' (O.C.R.); she b. 11 Nov 1657; d. 1743. He bought land in E. Windsor 1689; app. Lieut. 1707; will dated 26 May 1729; no issue.
      C. Abigail, b. 27 Mar, bp. 1 Apr 1659; m. Josiah Barber of Simsbury 22 Nov 1677; d. {9} Feb 1700/1.
      D. Josiah, b. 17, bp. 24 Feb 1660.
      E. Jonathan, b. 30 Mar., bp. 3 Apr 1664.
      F. David, b. 11, bp. 12 Jan 1667.
      G. Hezekiah, b. 21, bp. 28 Feb 1668.
      H. Moses, b. 15, bp. 21 May 1671.
      I. Mindwell, b. 20 Jul 1673; m. Jonathan Brown 1 Oct 1696.
      J. Ebenezer, b. 22 Mar 1674/5.
      K. Mary, b. 5 Jan 1679; {m. Joseph Barber, 6 May 1708.
      L. Rebecca, b. 10 Dec 168-; m. Josiah Rockwell 14 Dec 1713 {of Lebanon}."

      4. "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," v. 5, p. 228, Article: "Records of Ancient Windsor":
      "Nathaniel Loomis, m. Elisabeth Moore, 24 Nov; chil. Elisabeth, b. 7 Aug 1655; Nathaniel, b. 20 Mar 1656; Abigayl, b. 27 Mar 1659; Josia, b. 17 Feb 1660; Jonathan, b. 30 Mar 1664; David, b. 11 Jan 1667; Hezekiah, b. 21 Feb 1668; Moses, b. 15 May 1671; Mindwell, b. 20 Jul 1673; Ebenezer, b. 22 Mar 1674; Mary, b. 5 Jan 1679; Rebek, 10 Dec 1682."

      5. The book "Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884," v. II, Chapter 27 "Early Windsor Families," p. 554:
      "Joseph Loomis (1640) had a lot granted to him 35 rods wide. He had two children born here. He died, 1658. (This lot is now occupied by Thomas W. Loomis.) Of the sons, Joseph married Sarah Hill, 1645, and had two sons and two daughters. He married second, Mary Chauncey in 1659, and had five sons and two daughters. By gift of his father in 1643 he received a lot twelve rods wide, next north of Matthew Allen, on which he built. John married Elizabeth Scott, and had eleven sons and two daughters. He had his father's homestead. Thomas married Hannah Fox, 1653, and had two sons and two daughters. He married for a second wife Mary Judd, and two sons and five daughters. By gift of his father he received a lot twelve rods wide, east of the highway, between his brother Joseph and H. Wolcott, Jr. Nathaniel married Elizabeth Moore, and had seven sons and five daughters, 1655-1680. He bought the lot and house of John Moses on the west side of the street, directly opposite Joseph Loomis, Jr. Nathaniel was among the early settlers on the east side of the Great River. Samuel had two sons and three daughters, 1660-1670. He bought Mr. Witchfield's place. He removed to Westfield, Mass."

      6. Elias Loomis "Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America," update of 1875 edition published by Elisha S. Loomis, Berea, Ohio, third (1908) edition, chapter: "The Descendants of Joseph Loomis (1590-1658) in America," subchapter "First Generation, children of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, CT.," pp. 126-128:
      "Genealogical investigations have been unable to establish definitely the order of the children of Joseph Loomis, and it is considered advisable to give here the conflicting evidence:
      Possible order of children:
      1. Mrs Olmsted, b. 1615, md. 1640. [Sarah]
      2. Mrs. Hull, b. 1617, md. 1641. [Elizabeth]
      3. Joseph, b. 1618, md. 1646.
      4. Mrs. Skinner, b. 1620, md. 1638. [Mary]
      5. John, b. 1622, md. 1648.
      6. Thomas, b. 1624, md. 1653.
      7. Nathaniel, b. 1626, md. 1653.
      8. Samuel, b. 1628, md. 1653.
      Probably, however, the order was as follows:
      Joseph, b. 1615.
      Sarah, b. 1617.
      Elizabeth, b. abt 1619.
      Mary, b. abt 1620.
      John, b. 1622.
      Thomas, b. 1624.
      Nathaniel, b. 1626.
      Samuel, b. 1628."

      7. The book "Dorset Pilgrims," 1989:
      pp. 188-90: In a section of the book talking about the creation of a troop of horse in March 1658, which was the first for Connecticut: "In New England's earliest days, horses were too scarce and the country too unfamiliar for a cavalry arm to be practicable; but in time the possibilities of fast movement against Indians and no doubt the example of Cromwell's cavalry made the institution of the troop of horse a more attractive proposition … The troop of thirty-seven men, seventeen from Windsor, fourteen from Hartford, six from Wethersfield, was only about half the strength of a cavalry troop of the day, for the settlements could still boast only a limited number of able-bodied men with the means to support the horse, armour and accoutrements of a trooper … It is the social significance of these volunteers that is for the moment our principal concern, for the relationships reveal much about the social structure of Windsor and the colony. The horse, like the foot, had its roots in the English shires, but, by a long-standing tradition which can be traced back to the Middle Ages, recruits came from the gentry and superior yeomanry, with an obligation and the means to provide their own mounts, accoutrements and weapons. They were thus set apart from the foot by being socially select volunteers … Most of those thirty-seven troopers were men of good family with intimate connections in the Great River neighbourhood … The official connections were impressive … George Phelp's brother was a magistrate and founding commissioner … Corporal Nicholas Olmstead was married to one of the Loomis girls, sister to troopers Nathaniel and Thomas … Most of the troop were sons of the first settlers, up-and-coming young men of a second generation."
      pp. 200-1: Among the [horse] troopers [organized in 1658] … there were only two brothers. Thomas and Nathaniel Loomis were the sons of Joseph Loomis who … came from East Anglia; he and his family of five sons probably came from the Huitt party in 1638. He was a man of substance, receiving from the plantation grants valued at ₤which placed him among the most wealthy which placed him among the most wealthy. His large home lot of 26 acres was prominent on the Island next to old Henry Wolcott on the Rivulet bank of Plymouth Meadow. He did not, however, play any notable role in Windsor's affairs nor indeed, with one exception, did his sons, save that three of them served as town constable. The exception was the second son, John, who was a townsman and a deputy and, with a family of thirteen children, inherited his father's homestead. His true importance was as a deacon of Windsor church, an office which he exercised with authority for many years. Neither of our troopers, Thomas and Nathaniel, achieved distinction, though they lived respectably and comfortably, Thomas with four and Nathaniel with twelve children. Nathaniel married deacon Moore's daughter. This marriage, together with that of his brother Joseph to Mary Chauncey, daughter of Warham's successor as minister, and brother John's becoming a deacon, were to bring the family well within the ambit of church dignity and influence.h
      p. 245: "Windsor's early chronicler, Stiles, estimated that about 125 Windsor men served in King Philip's War [1675], mostly as dragoons. Of the twenty-eight serving in the winter campaign we only know the names of those who were killed or died of wounds. For the rest we are dependent on mentions in dispatches, petetions for pensions and an old book of rates which lists eighteen troopers … The latter include original members of the troop of horse (… Nathaniel Loomis …) together with two sons of old members (…) and four brothers or nephews (… Joseph Loomis …)"

      CHRISTENING:
      1. The christening, marriage, and burial registers for Braintree no longer exist prior to 1660. They were destroyed by a sexton who used pages to start fires.

      DEATH:
      1. Will dated 17 Aug 1688 at Hartford, Hartford, Connceticut.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Per family group sheet archive record submitted by Hazel May Beckstead, 4729 N. Walnut Grove, Rosemead, Calif.. References: "Gen. Biog. Rec. New London Co., Conn. Stiles Fam. Hist. p. 28, His. Hudson Mohawk Valley N.Y. p 725, vol 2 Vitals Boxford, Mass. pp. 94, 95, History of Ancient Windsor Conn. vol II Loomis Gen."

      2. Per 9 Feb 2002 email of Ellen Baker : Ellen lists her sources as follows. This file was created by the posts of Vickie L. (VanMeter) Smithson (all) and Mark Allen (on Philip's child Philip Jr.)of the Loomis Surname Forum at Genforum.Com. Info. came from Nan Wolf (web site). Info. was also obtained over at Rootsweb Worldconnect Project. The following books were used to make additions to this summary: Descendants of Joseph Loomis (1590-1658) In America And his Antecedents In the Old World. The Original Published by Elias Loomis LLD, 1875. Revised by Elisha S. Loomis Ph.D. 1908; Lion passengers Title: Passengers on the "Lion" from England to Boston, 1632 Author: Sandra Sutphin Olney Publication: 1992 Heritage Books Inc. Two volume set; Windsor Genealogies Title: The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor Connecticut 1635-1891 Author: Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D., Publication: Volume II, 1992 Picton Press; and Our American Ancestry Author: Gates, Frederick Taylor Publication: 1928, Montclair, NJ FHL R929.2 G223GF FHL film #1421664 item 5.