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John PEMBER

Male 1719 - 1767  (47 years)


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  • Name John PEMBER 
    Born 16 Oct 1719  Norwich W.Farms, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1767  Norwich W.Farms, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 10 Apr 1998  DENVE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 556CBB991F778E45A0EA2AFD082235A33113 
    Person ID I9214  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father John PEMBER,   b. 2 Apr 1696, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1782, Norwich West Farms, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary HYDE,   b. 21 Feb 1698, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1783, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1716  , , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID E5A45A119C0F524EB1B132CD20FF5691A6E2 
    Family ID F4145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene WOOD,   b. 1721, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1749  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1749  Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 5D7175104ECD7E40A746590F131F7A285590 
    Children 
     1. Hannah PEMBER,   b. 20 Mar 1749, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1839, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. John PEMBER,   b. 31 Oct 1751, Norwich, New London, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1827, Harmony Hall, Chautaqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Andrew PEMBER,   b. 25 Nov 1753, Norwich W.Farms, Norwich, Ct., USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, Sorel, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)
     4. Irene PEMBER,   b. 3 Feb 1756, Norwich Twp, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn., USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Eli PEMBER,   b. 22 Dec 1758, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1762  (Age 3 years)
     6. Eli PEMBER,   b. 17 Aug 1762, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1851, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 00:14:29 
    Family ID F1820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ancestry.com
      Family Data Collection - Individual Records about John Pember
      Name: John Pember
      Parents: John Pember, Mary Hyde
      Birth Place: New London, Norwich, CT
      Birth Date: 16 Oct 1719
      Marriage Place: Norwich, New London, CT
      Death Place: Norwich, New London, CT
      Death Date: 13 May 1767

      "John Pember, The History of the Pember Family in America."
      Compiled By Mrs. Celeste Pember Hazen.
      Pages 34-35
      13. John3 (John2, Thomas1) Norwich V. R.
      b. Oct. 16, 1719, Norwich West Farms.
      d. May 13, 1767, " " " He would probably not have been
      buried elsewhere than the Plains Cem. by his home, but no record i s saved.
      m. Mar. 22, 1749, Irene Wood of Windham
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      ch:
      29. Hannah b. Mar. 20, 1749/50 (nearly a year later than the marriage, Ne w
      Years' Day being Mar. 25.)
      30. John b. Oct. 31, 1751
      31. Andrew b. Nov. 25, 1753 (New Style Calendar began 1752)
      32. Ireney b. Feb. 3, 1756
      - Eli b. Dec. 22, l758 d. May 2, 1762
      33. Eli b. Aug. 17, 1762

      When a child, his family moved from Norwich, up through Lebanon and
      Stafford, far into the country.
      Probably one or more of the Stafford land deeds indexed were his,
      rather than his father's. (see John, Sr.)
      He had returned to Norwich before 1750, and lived there on Birchard's
      Plain the rest of his life. There are land deeds in Norwich also from his
      father in 1762 and 1764.
      Had he married in Stafford previously or given war service while livi ng
      there, we should not expect any records of it to have been preserved, i f made.
      His will was dated May 1, 1767, and proved June 16, 1767; vol. 2, p 2 8,
      Prob. Rec. It divides the land on Birchard's Plain among the widow and
      children, setting out the right of each.
      There is no further mention of Irene, nothing to show that she did no t
      remain at the homestead until her children had left home. There are
      probate records of guardian appointed for John, Andrew and Ireney, residi ng
      in Norwich, when they reached, respectively, the age of consent. Andrew
      and Eli had a person counted in their households in 1790 in Vermont, who
      might have been their mother Irene.

      Page 35
      Wood
      Joseph Wood (Irene's father) d. Feb. 17, 1766, Ae about 70, Windham, C t. Joseph
      Wood. Jr., m. Apr. 8, 1756, Deborah Tubbs of Norwich; ch: Samuel 1758, Jo seph 1760,
      John 1762. Deborah 1764, Bertha 1766, et al.
      Others of the Windham Woods were:
      Philemon " m. Nov. 26, 1761, Sarah Rudd
      Miriam " m. May 8, 1748, Nathaniel Wood of Norwich. (Miriam is siste r of Irene?)
      et al.
      Wood family, of Norwich.
      Ebenezer Wood m. Mar. 12, 1718, Mary Rudd. Their 6th ch was Nathaniel
      b. Nov. 19, 1729, who m. Miriam Wood of Windham, above.
      ch of Nath'l and Miriam, recorded in Norwich (not entire fam.)
      Jacob b. Mar. 2, 1748/9
      Ephraim b. Nov. 20, 1755
      Miriam b. Apr. 23, 1760, m. Mar. 25, 1777, Norwich, Nehemiah Hazzen.
      Solomon b. Mar. 31, 1761
      Hannah b. Mar. 5, 1764
      Nath'l b. Dec. 5, 1766
      Ebenr b. Sept. 17, 1771

      After the Revolution, the Nathaniel wood family removed to Bennington , Vt.;
      thence about 1782 to Middletown, Vt. In Middletown history (see Vt. Gaz. ) are
      mentions of families of Nathaniel Wood, Nath'l, Jr., Ephraim, Jacob, Eben ezer,
      Eben, Jr., John, John, Jr., Philemon, Lewis, David, Moseley, and daughter s'
      families, and grandchildren's.
      Reuben Wood, a son of Nath'l, Jr., removed 1817 to Cleveland, Ohio; he wa s
      Judge of the Supreme Court in Ohio 17 yrs. and afterward Governor.
      Jacob Wood, b. 1748, above, m. Dec. 14, 1767, Norwich, Martha Haskins. 'H e was
      well-known as a preacher, and is frequently mentioned in Rutland Co. hist ory.
      (see Vt. Gaz.) Many of his sons also preached at various places in the co unty.
      (One historian says he had 20 ch.) His son Luther lived in Pawlet (not th e
      Luther in Pawlet Cem.) and had sons David, q. v., Henry who went to Iowa , and
      a daughter. Another son lived in Swanton, Vt., and in Illinois; among hi s ch
      were Harrison and Nathaniel Wood of Oberlin, 0., q. v. and one whose son
      Henry S Wood, b. Oct. 1833, Swanton, Vt., d. Aug. 31, 1935, W. Chicago, A e 101.

      This Wood family was gifted, as well as numerous. Nathaniel, Sr., wit h
      his descendants and in-laws, formed the majority in both town and churc h in
      Middletown, and conducted affairs very well. But a minority arose, who fe lt
      they also should be consulted, although not Woods; they formed an opposin g
      faction, and accused the old man of being both arbitrary and forgetful. S o
      that was the state of affairs when the counterfeiting excitement occurred .
      The early history of many Vermont towns has tales of counterfeiting; a ma n
      could learn the business working on lawful coinage, and then set up in
      business for himself. The craze for following the divining-rod was someti mes
      made use of in getting the counterfeit coins into circulation, the divine r
      getting his pay in advance in good coin. The forked witch-hazel stick, in
      the hands of the magician, was supposed to point to hidden treasure, (tha t
      is, the counterfeit coins planted there.) Much credence was placed in the
      rod at that time; even people who were skeptical liked to try it out. So
      it happened here. A man under counterfeiting charge in Orange Co. came to
      the Middletown-Wells neighborhood in 1799 and began to arouse interest in
      the magic divining-rod. The district north of John4 PEMBER'S farm and aro und
      his home was agog with excitement. Historians say digging continued throu gh
      the fiercest January weather, and young and old were following the rod ov er
      the mountain sides. The unusual feature in this case was that the crook w as
      sharp enough to take advantage of the friction in the Middletown church a s a
      cloak: for his activities, though the Woods took less interest than many
      other families. But the propaganda made the divining-rod a part of Wood
      religion, spoke of Nathaniel Wood derisively as "Priest Wood", and placed
      him very much in the public eye. If no treasure were found, that would on ly
      prove that the Wood religion was wrong. But it worked out beautifully; th e
      counterfeiter departed freely after about a years' stay, and all the blam e
      rested on the Woods. At the time people seemed to really believe that
      counterfeiting was a part of their religion, and spoke of them as Jews.
      (later versions had Mormons.) But the Woods kept on preaching as before,
      and mostly emigrated with the rest of people. (For sentiment of the times ,
      see Vt. Gaz. under Middletown). The location of the counterfeiter's oven
      on the east side of the Middletown-Pawlet road is pointed out to this day .
      The immense excavation on the John4 PEMBER farm was never filled up by ti me,
      (He allowed believers to dig there) and his great-great-great-grandson no w
      points it out to his friends as "the gold mine." .

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      Vital Records of Norwich, 1659-1848 -: Volume 1
      John Pembr was born y* 16th day of octor 1719