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    John Root

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    • 3rd Great-grandfather of Wild Bill Hickok — 6th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 34 
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1645 
    • Birth Location:
    • Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts 
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    • Death Date:
    • 25 May 1723 
    • Death Location:
    • Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1677 
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    • Notes: 
    • This John Root is often confused with the John Root who married Mary Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts. John is believed to be the son of Josiah Root of Salem, Massachusetts.

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  • Sources for John Root

    • 1 Fairfield, CT: Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. 1, p. 5.
    • 3 Eardeley, William Applebie, Chronology and Ancestry of Chauncey M. Depew: with Fifty-four other Affiliated Families of Ne w York, New Jersey and . . ., New York: Unknown (1918), 92.
    • 4 Hickok, Charles Nelson, The Hickok Genealogy: Descendants of William Hickoks of Farmington, Connecticut with Ancestr y of Charles Nelson Hickok, Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing Co. (1938), 35.
    • 5 Jacobus, Donald Lines, comp., History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. 1, Baltimore: Reprinted for Clearfield Company (2007, originally published 1930-1932), 505.
    • 6 Kilbourne, Payne Kenyon, The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn, (in its varied orthography.), New Haven: Durrie and Peck (1856), 42.
    • 7 Root, James Pierce, Root Genealogical Records, 1600-1870: Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Fa milies in America, New York: R.C. Root, Anthony and Co. (1870), 52-54.
    • 8 White, Lorraine Cook, ed., Connecticut, U.S., Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), originally published as The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol. 1-55, Woodbury, Page 91, Death record for John Root.