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Thomas Root Jr. / Princess Noble


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Thomas Root Jr. / Princess Noble

Husband: Thomas Root Jr.
Born: 25 Sep 1764[12463] at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Married: 10 Feb 1791at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 22 Jan 1826[12464] at: Camden, New York, USA
Father: Thomas Root
Mother: Abigail Collins
Notes: [12467]
Sources: [12463] [12464] [12468] [12469]
Wife: Princess Noble
Born: 8 May 1760[10236] at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 5 Apr 1830[10237] at: Camden, New York, USA
Father: Jacob Noble
Mother: Hannah Sacket
Sources: [10236] [10237] [10238] [10239]
Children
Name: Clarissa Root [216] [212] [213] [214] [215] [217]
Born: 1788[212] [213] [214] at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 29 Nov 1855[215] at: Wataga, Sparta Township, Illinois, USA
Spouses: Aaron Noble Phelps

Name: Roland Root [10723] [10724]
Born: ABT 1792[10723] at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: Dec 1862at:
Spouses:

Name: Riley Root [10946] [10944] [10945]
Born: 29 Aug 1795[10944] at: Durham, Greene, New York, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 24 Feb 1870[10945] at: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, USA
Spouses: Lavinia Butler

Name: Reuben Root [6014]
Born: ABT 1798[6014] at: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Royal Root [894]
Born: 20 Nov 1805[894] at: Vermont
Married: at:  
Died: 8 Nov 1856at: Trivolia, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Spouses: Louisa Rosina Kellogg


Pedigree Chart for: Thomas Root Jr.

      /--Thomas  Root 
   /--Joseph  Root 
   |  \--Mary  Spencer 
/--Thomas  Root 
|  |  /--
|  \--Sarah   
|     \--
|--Thomas  Root  Jr.
|     /--Nathaniel  Collins  II
|  /--Nathaniel  Collins 
|  |  \--Alice  Adams 
\--Abigail  Collins 
   |  /--Nathaniel  Collins  II
   \--Abigail  Pease 
      \--Hannah  Harmon 

Pedigree Chart for: Princess Noble

      /--Thomas  Noble 
   /--Luke  Noble 
   |  \--Hannah  Warriner 
/--Jacob  Noble 
|  |  /--Joseph  Wright 
|  \--Ruth  Wright 
|     \--Ruth  Sheldon 
|--Princess  Noble 
|     /--
|  /--Joseph  Sacket 
|  |  \--
\--Hannah  Sacket 
   |  /--
   \--Abigail   
      \--

[12467] "He was descended from good old Anglo-Saxon stock, his ancestry being traced back directly to John Root who emigrated to America from Badby, England, in the year 1630. Ten years later he married Miss Mary Kilbourne who came to America in 1635. They settled in Farmington, Connecticut, and became the progenitors of the family whose representatives for many generations continue to reside in New England..." "At the time of their marriage they removed to Durham, Green county, New York, where Thomas Root purchased a farm on which he resided until 1821. He then bought land in Camden and removed to that palce where he and his wife continued to reside until called to their finall rest. They were the parents of five children, Roland, Mrs. Clarrissa Phelps, Riley, Reuben, and Royal." "History of Knox County" p. 1120

[216] In the 1830 Census, there is one male noted as 20-30 years old, two female 20-30, and one female 40--50. The male is likely her son, Ronald Aaron Noble Phelps. Interestingly, her brother Riley Root is listed in the census as the next head of household immediately after Clarissa. There were neighbors. In the 1840 Census for Knox County, p. 359, she is listed as living in Township 11 N, 1 E. Age 57. Her son Ronald is listed immediately above her in the census, now having apparently established is own household. History of Knox County Founding of Log City "The historic canal boat trip of the spring and summer of 1836 was made up of a series of vicissitudes and disasters seldom paralleled in the history of pioneer emigration. John C. Smith, of Oneida County, New York, one of the subscribers to Mr. Gale's enterprise, was the owner of a number of boats on the Erie canal. It occurred to him that such a boat could be utilized in making the trip by water to their far distant future home in Illinois. Accordingly he consulted with others of the subscribers, with the result that a company was formed to buy a canal boat on shares, fit it up for passenger service and embark in it for a trip of a thousand miles or more over an untried water-way, untried, at least, in so far as that kind of a venture was concerned. A strong team was bought which could be used on the tow-path, and all preparations being completed they loaded their goods, stowed them away in the men's cabin and embarked. The company numbered thirty-seven, and was made up of men, women and children, ranging in age from a babe of three weeks to men and women of forty or fifty years. Mr. Smith was the captain of the boat and backer of the party; his wife at first did the cooking and the housekeeping, but these duties proving to be too heavy in so large a family, the cooking was afterward shared with two others, Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Mills." The persons making up the party were Captain Smith and wife; Miss Catherine Ann Watson, a niece of Mrs. Smith, and two little sons of Dr. Grant, a Nestorian missionary, who came under their care; Mr. and Mrs. Mills, two sons and a daughter; Miss Hannah Adams, a sister of Mrs. Mills; a girl named Mariah Fox, and a negro boy named Harry, who was under the charge of Mr. Mills; Mr. Lyman, his wife, two sons and two daughters; Mr. Orrin Kendall, his wife and two little sons; John Kendall; N. H. Losey, his wife and one child; Henry Hitchcock, a brother of Mrs. Losey 's; John Bryan and a negro who steered the boat. This negro expected to stay with the colony, but when he heard that the law of the state required some one to be responsible for his behavior he went back to New York." -- History of Knox College 1837-1912 By Martha Farnham Webster. Galesburg, Ill, Wagoner Printing Company 1912 p. 32

[10946] Riley Root was among the first company of settlers to arrive in then Log City, later Galesburg, Illinois in early 1836.His wife had died the previous year, and he left his two sons and his daughter with his sister, Clarissa Phelps. His children, Clarissa and her husband, mother-in-law, and their children arrived in a second group of migrants later in the summer of 1836. In the 1840 Census, Riley is shown in the Knox County as having one male 40-50, one female 8-10, and 1 female 18-20. (Roll M704_62, p. 49). In the 1850 Census, he is shown as having a daughter, Clarissa, age 17, living with him. His occupation is carpenter. The value of the real estate owned is given as $3,000. (Roll M432_113, p. 353)

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@1 [12464] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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@1 [12468] [S218]

  • @2Page: Film #: 1239627, Ref #: 33973, Page #: 1079

@1 [12469] [S218]

  • @2Page: Film #: 962057

@1 [10236] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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@1 [10237] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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@1 [10238] [S218]

  • @2Page: Film #: 456619

@1 [10239] [S218]

  • @2Page: Film #: 962057

@1 [212] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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@1 [213] [S83]

  • @2Page: Section 63
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@1 [214] [S84]

  • @2Page: Roll M704_62, p. 49

@1 [215] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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@1 [217] [S84]

  • @2Page: Roll M432_113, p 359
  • [218] Knox County, Township 11 N, 1 E

@1 [10723] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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@1 [10724] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 836
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@1 [10944] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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    • Date: 13 Jul 2002

@1 [10945] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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    • Date: 13 Jul 2002

@1 [6014] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
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    • Date: 13 Jul 2002

@1 [894] [S82]

  • @2Page: p. 1120
  • @4Data:
    • Date: 13 Jul 2002

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