John Bissell

Male 1659 - Bef 1684  (< 24 years)


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  • Name John Bissell 
    Born 5 Apr 1659  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Nov 1659  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Jan 1684  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2357  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Family Abigail Filley,   b. 21 Aug 1658, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1707/1708  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1680  of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 77-78:
      A. John, the founder of the W. line of Bissells, sett. at W. bef. 1640 (see pp. 152, 540, 544, Vol. I.); rec'd 1648 or '49, a grant from the Col. Ct., of the monopoly of a ferry across the Conn. River, located on the E. Side, near the wharf belonging to the Quarry Co... Evidences seem to point to the fact that Bissell had built on the east side of the river as early as 1659-60. In 1662, he gave his homestead with the ferry in Old W. to his son John, and rem. with his son Nathaniel to the east side, below the mouth of the Scantic; being, probably, the first family to actually reside on the east side... 13 years later (King Philip's War) the Bissells had neighbors and their house was fortified and garrisoned, as was Thos. Burnham's at Podunk, 3 of 4 miles below. John, Jr., asked, in 1663, to be released form his ferry contract, which was granted on condition that some one could be found to take his place. Perhaps, from that time, the location of the ferry was rem. down to the mouth of Scantic; but certainly, as early as 1677, Nathaniel B. was ferryman there, and the ferry was still known as Bissells's Ferry... [John had 6 children including Samuel and Nathaniel, each of whom had daughters named Hannah; both Hannahs are in this database. John Bissell, also in this database, was also a son of Samuel and a brother to one of the Hannahs.]
      B. Samuel (son of John), m. Abigail (dau. Thos.) Holcomb, 11 Jun 1658; 1661 he bought a lot W. side Broad st., where E.L. Clapp now resides; built and res. there. His father gave him 106 acres, - all of the B. property except that E. of the Great River and that which was sold to Job Drake. He avowed the Half-Way Covenant in W. Ch. 27 Nov 1659. - O.C.R. He d. 17 May 1697/8; his wife d. 17 Aug 1688. Children (O.C.R.):
      a. John, b. 5 Apr, bp. 27 Nov 1659; m. and had ch., if we may judge from inventory of the est. of 'John Bissel, s. of Samuel,' taken 27 Jan 1684 - total £126.15s.2d. The legatees are Abigail 3-1/2 years, and John 2 yrs. old. Adm. to wid., Abigail. - 'Hart. Co. Prob. Rec.'
      b. Abigail, b. 6 Jul 1661.
      c. Jacob, b . 28 Mar 1664; the est. of 'Jacob Bissell, who dyed 1 Aug 1694; inv. 23 Aug 1694...'
      d. Mary. b. 15 Sep 1666.
      e. Samuel, b. 11 Jan 1668 (our 1st edition says m. Elisabeth ___, but his Inventory (Samuel B., Jr., of Vt.), dated 19 Mar 1697/8, mentions Mary Bissell as his widow...
      f. Benajah, b. 30 Jun 1671.
      g. Elizabeth, b. 4, bap. 6 (O.C.R.) Jan 1677.
      h. Deborah, b. 29 Oct 1679.
      i. Hannah, b. 18 Sep 1682 (not in O.C.R.)."