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Wives:Abigail Kingsland and Elizabeth Drake
Settler at Lynn, Mass 1636, to Providence, RI, then Norwich, Conn by 1664
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John Elderkin seems to have traveled a bit during his lifetime in America, with stints in Lynn, Mass 1637, Reading, Mass 1646, Providence, Rhode Island 1648, New London, Conn 1651, Norwich, Conn 1664. He was a builder. A bridge was named after him and the Franklin Church history discusses the history of the Franklin, Conn church building that he built.
Immigration: 1637, possibly with first wife Abigail [Kingsland/Kingsland?] and possibly with first two children. The estimated dates of birth for the two oldest are 1634 and 1636.
Residences: Lynn 1637 > Dedham 1641 > Reading 1646 > Possibly Providence, RI for awhile > New London, Conn 1651 > Norwich > 1660 (Per Savage)
2) Elizabeth Drake, about 1660, widow of William Gaylord and daughter of John Drake. He would have been about 44, she about 39. John and Elizabeth then had five children over the next approximate twelve years through 1672. This would mean she had her second family from when she was 39 to age 51. She survived her husband by twenty-nine years. She died June 18, 1716, in probably Norwich, New London, Conn with a stated age of 95. This age is likely a bit exaggerated, based on it giving her an age of 51 when having her youngest son. That is possible, but it's probably more likely the age is exaggerated.
It should be noted that when Elizabeth Drake married William Gaylord,
he was a widower with six children. She then had two children with him.
She then married John Elderkin, who likely had three children already.
She then had five with John Elderkin. This means she was the natural mom
of seven and the step-mom of nine more, for a total of sixteen. Her two
children probably went with her into the Elderkin household. Not sure if
the Gaylord kids lived with the Elderkins, or other kin, or were old enough
to go on their own.
Death: June 23, 1687, aged about 71, Norwich, New London Co, Conn
Will/Estate: I haven't seen any references to a will for him.
I show, admittedly mostly from older sources (primarily Savage), the following children of John, coming from two wives. If there is more current information available, would like to hear about it. I have not yet seen the publication under Resources below.
Genealogies by the Library of Congress since 1986 Section III
Elderkin, John, 1841-
John Elderkin [microform] : one of the founders of Connecticut and some of his descendants. -- New York : [s.n.], 1896. 14 p. ; 21 cm.
Call number of original: CS71.E375 1896?
Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress
Photoduplication Service, 1981. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
I. Title. Microfilm 78658 (C) DLC 84-196234
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Where does the identity of the first wife come from? Savage didn't know her last name. Web pages showing Abigail Kingsland, Torrey shows Kingslane?. Were they married in England, or is she from another immigrant family?
Is child Hannah from the first wife or second wife? She isn't in
Savage's list of kids from the second wife, but she didn't marry till 1664,
Direct Descendants of John Elderkin
1 John Elderkin 1616 - 1687 b in
.... +Abigail [Kingsland?] 1616 - 1660 b in England
2 Paltiah Elderkin 1636 - 1713 b in Prob England
...... +Daniel Comstock 1630 - 1683 b in Poss Culmstock, Devonshire, England
... 3 Hope Comstock 1660 - 1733 b in Prob New London, Conn
......... +Thomas Hallock 1660 - 1718 b in Prob Long Island, New York
..... 4 Zerubabel Hallock 1688 - 1761 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
........... +Esther Osman 1695 - 1773 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
........ 5 Zerubabel Hallock 1721 - 1800 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
.............. +Elizabeth Swezey 1722 - 1806 b in Aquebogue, now Riverhead, Long Island, New York
........... 6 Zachariah Hallock 1749 - 1820 b in Southold, Long Island, New York
................. +Hannah Youngs 1754 - 1823 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
............. 7 Bethuel Hallock 1790 - 1866 b in Aquebogue, Long Island, New York
................... +Harmony Howell 1795 - 1864 b in Riverhead, Long Island, New York
................ 8 John Kasar Hallock 1831 - 1875 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
...................... +Mary Jane Aldrich 1836 - 1862 b in Mattituck, Long Island, New York
Morris Wells Hallock moved to Kansas shortly after the parents of Harriet Loetta Pollock moved there. They met in Kansas when she was 13 years old, started dating when she was 15 years old, and married on Jun 05, 1881, in Ada, Kansas, when she was 16 years old, and he was 23.
.................. 9 Morris Wells Hallock
1858 - 1941 b in West Mattituck, Long Island, New York
........................ +Harriet Loetta Pollock 1865 - 1936 b in Richland Co, Ohio
..................... 10 Inez Evangeline Hallock 1886 - 1976 b in Near Milo, Lincoln Co, Kans
........................... +Arthur Willis Baldwin 1876 - 1961 b in Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans
........................ 11 Doris Louise Baldwin 1917 - b in Home, Near Ada, Fountain Twp, Ottawa Co, Kans
The Sharon Mach Page. Sharon is an Elderkin descendant.
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