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  1. John Waterbury: Birth: ABT 1650 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut. Death: 28 NOV 1688 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut


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died age 36y 7m 3d
In his Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich: 673, published in 1911,Spencer P. Mead states that John Waterbury married Rose Lockwood. He makes the assertion without adducing any evidence whatever, a failing for which he had, regrettably, a well deserved reputation. "Library genealogists" have adopted this asserted identification as fact and many have convinced themselves that Rose was a daughter of Edmund Lockwood, including Hoppin in his Washington Ancestry, op. cit., 3:479-483. This compiler believes that Rose was not a Lockwood, but was, perhaps, a daughter of Gregory and Achsa Taylor, for reasons given below. She is therefore shown herein as "Rose (Taylor?)." She was surely not Rose Lockwood. Since John testified on 21 October 1657 that "his father in law and mother are both dead lately at Stamford," and since both Gregory Taylor and his wife had died at Stamford within the prior two months, there seems to be a strong possibility they were Rose's parents, or perhaps Rose was their adopted daughter.
He first settled in Watertown, Mass. about 1641, where he sold his property Oct. 15, 1646, and removed to Stamford, Conn., by Mar. 2, 1651.
John Waterbury died in 1658 at the age of only 37 or 38 years. Since he had been elected deputy just two months earlier, presumably when in good health, we may conjecture that he died suddenly and unexpectedly. His widow, Rose, married Joseph Garnsey 11 May 1659 (Stamford Town Records,1:74), and had a son, Joseph Garnsey Jr., born 30 June 1662 (ibid.,1:76).


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