Long Island was settled by English at one end and the Dutch at the other separated by 100 acres of woodland Indians. With increasing numbers of inhabitants arriving, the distance diminished to 50 acres. The first of Abraham Daynes' family were in Long Island in late17th century. Abraham's son John married twice, Abigail Pain(e) [perhaps niece of William Paine of the Thomas Clarke & William Paine Co. of Boston, 1657] and second, the widow Mary Overton. John Daynes' and Abigail's (Paine) children Peter and Abraham were born in Southold, Long Island, New York in the early 1700's. Abigail's father was Peter Paine/Pain. Abraham Dains, son of John and Abigail Paine Daynes/Dains, married Jemima Case in 1722. New York was so named after 1664, in honor of the Duke of York, who would later be James II. http://books.google.com/books?id=az5EAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA7&dq=Abigail+Paine+Long+Island&as_brr=1#PPA18,M1
New London founded as Norwich. Amongst the earliest settlers were
Thomas Rood purchased land from Squanto and settled in Norwich. See the following link to find the names of the original settlers see:
http://newlondoncountyguide.com/norwich.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/town_hist/nl-chap19.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/0_ct-index.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/source_files/norwich_ct_settlers.htm
Thomas Rood, attorney at Norwich was married to Sarah Leffingwell. Thomas Rood's son, Micah Rood, married Abraham Daynes' widow Sarah on January 15, 1691 and had 3 children: Mary, (b. May 22, 1693) Micah (b. April 29, 1696), and Joseph (b. Dec. 14, 1698). Micah Rood settled on the Nine Mile Tract, later called Franklin, Ct. Micah Rood was the brother of Sarah Rood, who had a relationship with her father, Thomas Rood which resulted in the birth of George Rood, who was sent to live with his uncle Lt. Thomas Leffingwell. Sarah Rood was sent to live with her uncle Bushnell. Thomas Rood was executed and his daughter Sarah Rood, mother of George Rood, was publicly whipped. John Rood, son of Thomas Rood, attorney at Norwich, had a brother in law Thomas Rose. Thomas Rose was married to
Thomas Leffingwell, Sr. b. 1622 married Mary White and was an original settler of Norwich, which was later known as New London. Children surnamed Leffingwell: Thomas , Rachel, Johnathan, Joseph b. 24 Dec 1652, Mary, and Samuel.
Thomas Leffingwell, Ens. and Freeman, b. 27 Aug 1649 married Sept 1672 Mary Bushnell (daughter of Richard and Mary Marvin Bushnell). Their son Thomas Bushnell married Lydia Tracy. This was the uncle with whom George Rood was sent to live. For Lt. Thomas Leffingwell to be George Rood's uncle, it must be by marriage, and so, George's mother must be the sister of Thomas Leffingwell and she is the Sarah Leffingwell who married Thomas Rood.
Rachel Leffingwell married Robert Parke (son of Deacon Thomas and Dorothy Thompson Parke of Stonington, grandson of Robert and Martha Chapin Parke). Robert and Rachel Parke's children were Martha Parke m. Isaacc Wheeler; Thomas Parke b. 1648 m. Mary Allyn; Dorothy Parke b. 1652 m. 1670 Joseph Morgan; Alice Parke m. Greenfield Larabee; Nathaniel Parke m. Sarah Greer; William Parke m. Hannah Frink, Hannah Plimpton, and 3rd Mary Unknown. Robert Parke married 2nd Mary Rose (daughter of Thomas and Hannah Allyn Rose).
Mary Leffingwell b. 10 Dec 1654 s. 31 Mar 1745; married 28 Nov 1673 Joseph Bushnell (son of Richard Bushnell) This is the uncle with whom Sarah Rood, the mother of George Rood was sent to live.
Samuel Leffingwell d. 1691 married 1687 Anna Dickenson
Thomas Rose had a brother in law John Rood b. 1658, son of Thomas Rood, attorney at Norwich and the father of George Rood. For this relationship to be possible, either Thomas Rose married the sister of John Rood, or Thomas Rose's sister married John Rood.
William Luddington I of Malden m. Ellen Nichols. She m. 2nd John Rose. John Rose was the son of Robert Rose
William Luddington II b. 1655 m. 1678 Martha Rose (daughter of John and Pheobe Potter Rose) and 2nd Mercy Whitehead (daugther of John and Martha Bradfield Whitehead)
Perhaps Rachel Leffingwell is a cousin of Thomas Leffingwell of Saybrook or sister/cousin of Sarah Leffingwell Rood. Robert and Rachel Leffingwell Parke may be the progenitors of the Crocker and Vibber family connections to the Deans of PA.
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