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- Ahnentafel No:
- John Root
- Mary Kilbourn
- Birth Date:
- ABT 1642
- Birth Location:
- prob. Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
- Christening Date:
- Christening Location:
- Death Date:
- 24 Sep 1687
- Death Location:
- Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
- Burial Date:
- Burial Location:
- Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
- Spouse Name:
- Mary Ashley
- Marriage Date:
- 18 Oct 1664
- Marriage Location:
- Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Joshua Root (Ahnentafel No:866 )
- This John Root is often confused with the John Root of Woodbury, Connecticut who married Dorcas Abbott, daughter of George Abbott of Norwalk, Connecticut.
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Sources for John Root
- 1 Gravestone image at FindAGrave.com, (accessed 03/01/2016).
- 2 New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1875, Vol. 6, p. 65.
- 3 Springfield, MA: Vital Records to 1850, Vol. 1, p. 21, Marriage record for John Roote and Mary Ashley.
- 4 Springfield, MA: Vital Records to 1850, Vol. 2, p. 1681, Marriage record for John Roote and Mary Ashley.
- 5 The American Genealogist, 1980, Vol. 56, p. 165.
- 6 Westfield, MA: Birth and Death Records, p. 3763, Death record for John Root.
- 7 Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. IV, I-L, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2005), 150.
- 8 Dewey, Adelbert M., et. al., Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and Dewey Family History, Westfield, Massachusetts: Dewey Publishing Company (1898), 242.
- 9 Drake, Hazel Esther, A Branch of the Root Family, Hartley, Iowa: Hartley Sentinel (1948), 1, 101.
- 10 Hook, James William, Lieut. Samuel Smith, His Children and One Line of Descendants and Related Families, New Haven, Connecticut: Unknown (1953), 39.
- 11 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.
- 12 Root, James Pierce, Root Genealogical Records, 1600-1870: Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America, New York: R.C. Root, Anthony and Co. (1870), 315-317.
- 13 Trowbridge, Francis Bacon, The Ashley Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts, New Haven: Press of Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor (1896), 18.