|Week 6: So Far Away|
There has been a lot of research done over the years on Frances Tough; she is alleged to have been the wife of Deacon Edward Stebbins, a known member of The Great Migration and founder of Hartford, CT. From what I understand, Frances was the daughter of Ralph Tough born around 1598 in Burrough-on-the Hill, Leichester, England. There are no records of her birth or christening as the church didn't begin keeping records until after 1612. She married her first husband of three, Sampson Chester, on November 26, 1617 in the Church of St. Anne's Blackfriars, England. They had four children, they all remained in England.
- Margaret b. 28 October 1618
- Joanna b. 21 January 1619/20
- John b. 23 November 1621
- Abigail b. 5 November 1623
- Mary b. by 1630 married Walter Gaylord
- Elizabeth b. by 1631 married Robert Wilson; married Thomas Cadwell
15 Generations Later -- How do I think I'm related?
- Frances Tough and Edward Stebbins had a daughter Elizabeth who married Robert Wilson.
- Elizabeth Stebbins and Robert Wilson had a son Samuel Wilson.
- Samuel Wilson married Mary Griffen, and they had a son John Wilson who married Mary Marshall.
- John Wilson and Mary Marshall had a daughter Mary Wilson. She married Lt. Jonathan Filley.
- Mary Wilson and Jonathan Filley had a daughter Margaret Filley. She married Thomas Hoskins.
- Margaret Filley and Thomas Hoskins had a son Jonah. Jonah married Comfort.
- Jonah Hoskins and Comfort had a son Seymour Hoskins/Haskins. He married Freelove Mastin.
- Seymour Haskins and Freelove Mastin had a son George W. Haskins. He married Mary McFarland
- George W. Haskins and Mary McFarland had a son George H. Haskins. He married Sarah Drake.
- George H. Haskins and Sarah Drake had a son Fred Haskins. He married Katherine VanLare.
- Fred Haskins and Katherine VanLare had a son Vincent Haskins. He married Ruth Robertson.
- Vincent Haskins and Ruth Robertson had a son, my father. He married my mother.
- My parents had a me (14), and I have had two sons (15) -- which makes 15 generations.