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From: jbishop <>
Subject: Samuel BROCKWAY h/o Lydia (JOHNSON) - relatives & land Deal
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 20:39:54 -0400
I searched, by chance, Brockway surnames in index and found information
on Samuel and Lydia Brockway who I think by dates given for the other
folks and events is
Samuel and Lydia (Johnson) Brockway. Do you have anything on a Bozaleel
Tyler, reported to be brother-in-law, as was Samuel, to Jonah Butler
through their wives being sisters to his deceased wife Mary? Or on these
other Johnson women and their mates? If so, then Nathaniel and Hannah
(Hoadley)Johnson, parents of Samuel's wife Lydia, had other daughters
Mary Johnson first wife of Jonah Butler, Abigail Johnson wife of
Bozaleel Tyler. This may be old hat to you, but is there someone who can
confirm or find other conclusion/s. Hope this may help someone.
All below taken from: Shippey, Melda Haynes; "Nebraska Pioneer - William
Butler - Ancestors & Descendants;" Polyanthos, Cottonport, LA, 1973, p.
Jonah Butler (Jonathan2, John1) b. 3 Jul 1701(BdV II, 344) and d. May
1755 (Guilford, Conn. Probate Records VI, 261), m. 1st Mary Johnson
(dau. of Nathaniel Johnson) on 9 Feb 1720/1 in Branford (BdV III, 51);
she died 15 Jan 1723/4 in Branford (DdV III, 54). Jonah m. 2nd Anne
Wilford (eldest child of Richard & Elizabeth Wilford) on 5 Aug 1725 (BdV
iii, 58); she was b. 13 Sep 1702 (BdV II, 344) d. ca. 1753 (Jonah
Butler's Will dated 2 May 1753 mentions his dec'd. wife - Guilford, CT
Probate Ct. Records VI, 261.
On 21 Dec 1724 Jonathan Butler, father of Jonah, deeded eighteen acres
of Land and the house and barn to his son "in consideration of love and
affection." It was appraised at 120 pounds and was whht he had purchased
from Ebenezer Frisbie. (BdTR VII, 426).
Branford Land and Property records, Vol. VI, 183, stated "Samuel Warner,
Abigail Ward, John Warner Jr., Jabez Warner, Andrew Warner, Ann Warner,
Rob't. Warner, Seth Whitmore, Hannah Whitmore, Joseph Rainony, Abigail
his wife; all of Middletown in Co. of Hartford for diverse good cause
and considerations moving hath unified released and forever quit claimed
to: Nathaniel Johnson, Sam'l. Brockway, Daniel Page, Daniel Barker Jr.,
Jonah Butler, Bozaleel Tyler, John Rose, John Palmer, Ishiel Russell and
ye heirs of John Taintor, all of Branford, released right title or
interest which said (Warner family listed) had in land in Township of
Branford which belonged to Samuel Ward formerly of Branford now Dec'd.
which of right descended to ye Samuel Warner (et al) as they are legal
heirs of ye sd. Ward dec'd." All signed on 30 Mar 1739.
Later on 12 Oct 1742, we find: "Nathaniel Johnson, Bozaleel Tyler in
right of his wife Abigail formerly Johnson & Jonah Butler in the right
of his wife Mary dec'd. formerly Johnson and those that legally
represent her & Daniel Page in his right of his wife Hannah formerly
Johnson all of Branford, have agreed to divide all that alotment of land
lying at the NW corner in the ...." Stupid, Stupid me, I stopped
copying on the end of the page.