Genealogy of US Thralls by D. Stephan Thrall
William and Goode Thrall
|William Thrall||= _____ Goode (Goodwife) Thrall|
|Born: 1605 Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 3 August 1679, Windsor, Connecticut.
Died: 30 July 1676, Windsor, Connecticut.
William Thrall is the founder of the Thrall family in the United States. He was born in 1605 in Sandridge, Hertfordshire, England and came to the Colonies on the "Mary and John" in the year 1630. The "Mary and John" was a vessel of four hundred tons captained by a man named Squeb and the vessel sailed with 180 passengers.
William was part of a company of Puritans under the leadership of Rev. John Wareham of Exeter and Rev. John Meverick, both ministers of the Church of England Setting sail from Plymouth, England on 20 March, they first came ashore on 30 May 1630. They disembarked with what goods they had, to some high land in the salt meadow, now a part of the city of Boston. They named the place Dorchester, which was selected by the captain of the "Mary and John" as he came from Dorchester, England.
May 30, Lord's Day. Mr. Wareham and his church, and their goods, were put ashore at Nantasket Point. The went immediately to Charlestown, and from thence to Mattepan, and began a town and named it Dorchester, and the native Indians were kind to them." 1
Revs. Wareham and Meverick and their group stayed in Dorchester less than five years, as a number of their menfolk had discovered more fertile land below the first falls of the Connecticut River, at the junction of the Farmington River just above Hartford. Part of the Colony went by boat and the remainder travelled across the one hundred miles of virgin forest, to establish the town of Windsor. Windsor was unofficially known as Thrallville in the early years.
The first we know of William Thrall is that he is listed with the following men who were among the thirty men who went from Windsor to join in the fight against the Pequod Indians in May 1637. Capt. John Mason, Sgt. Benedict Alvord, Thomas Barber, Thomas Buckland, George Chappel, John Dyer, James Eggleston, Nathaniel Gillet, Thomas Gridley, Thomas Styles, Sgt. Thomas Stares, Richard Osborn, Thomas Parsons, William Thrall. The Indian village in this case was so completely destroyed that for many years, the settlers had no further trouble with the Indians. Some years later, the participants were given land grants. To quote from Dr. Styles records with regard to the first Indian war in New England…
The danger was imminent, and so complete the victory that it caused universal rejoicing throughout New England, and a grant of land was given each soldier and officer, and to this day the memory of an ancestor who was in the Pequod fight, is an honorable heirloom in every Connecticut family".
William Thrall is mentioned many times in the early records. His lot shows up in the first plot of Windsor, between the lots of Nicholas Palmer and Thomas Bascomb, and ran from the road to the Farmington River. In 1646, William sold this lot to Nicholas Palmer and moved to Simon Hoyte's place, north of the village. Robert Wilson bought a half interest with William in the Hoyte's 80 acres, but sold his half to Thrall in 1654. This 80 acres has been part of the holdings of the Thrall family ever since, thanks to William Thrall's will.
We know very little about the wife of William Thrall. She is referred to in the Old Windsor records as Goode Thrall, but "Goode" was an expression applied to women with families and it is simply an abbreviation of "Goodwife". Whether she came over to New England on the "Mary and John" with her husband or they met in Dorchester, has never been established The record of her death simply states…
Goode Thrall, wife of William, died 30 July 1676".
Children of William and Goode Thrall
(2) Timothy Thrall * Born: 25 July 1641, Windsor, Connecticut.
Married Deborah Gunn in 1659.
Died: June 1697, Windsor, Connecticut.
(3) Phillipa (Phillury) - Born: June 1636, Windsor, Connecticut.
Married John Hosford in 5 August 1657.
Phillipa bore ten children, four of whom married grandchildren of original Colony members, and John b. 1675 married Deborah, daughter of Peter Brown of Plymouth. John Hosford was given by William Thrall, the fifty acres granted the older man for his services in the first Pequod War.
John Hosford was the son of Elder Wm. Hosford, who also came on the "Mary and John". Elder Hosford left his land and house to his son John Hosford upon returning to England. John Hosford and his brother-in-Law Timothy Thrall, were apparently close friends and supported each other in town and church affairs.
Phillipa died: May 1698, Windsor, Connecticut.
David Thrall - Died 1722
Timothy and Deborah (Gunn) Thrall
|Timothy Thrall||= Deborah Gunn - Married: 10 November 1659|
|Born: 25 July 1641
Died: ? June 1697
|Born: 9 August 1641
Baptised: 27 February 1640/41,
Died: 17 January 1694
Timothy Thrall was born is Windsor, Connecticut. He was married to Deborah Gunn on 10 November 1659. Deborah was the daughter of Thomas Gunn who came over from England with Timothy's father and the Dorchester Company in 1630. In the Windsor Church records of this period Timothy Thrall is grouped with the men who had a family, a horse and two yokes of oxen, so it would appear that he was a better businessman than his brother-in-law, John Hosford Hosford, however, is on two military lists. First on a list dated 11 March 1658 of 37 Windsor men in the first horse troops (30 horse) in the colony. Second, he was paid 6s 8d for fighting in King Philip's War.
Both men protested the town vote to invite Mr. Chauncy to replace the ageing Rev. Wareham as minister of the Windsor Church in 1662. When the 54 dissenting members were allowed to form their own church, the brothers-in-law went with them and became leaders of the Second Church. This new congregation were more Presbyterian than Congregational, and opposed to Chauncy's ideas. This sort of schism was occuring throughout all the New England colonies and therefore the Windsor dissenters, when they appealed to the Colonial Council, were less harshly treated than they might have been. In the end, after years of wrangling, which split the town, the two Windsor Churches reunited The first overtures were made by the Second Church, who sent John Hosford, Timothy Thrall and Jacob Gibbs to negotiate.
Timothy Thrall was a land-owner. He had his own place, or did soon after his marriage in 1659. His father-in-law, Thomas Gunn, gave him the original Gunn homestead and lot, as well as Gunn's land on the other side of the River. Timothy moved to a new house and again he was a leader in the forming of a new Church. Timothy was, we assume, honest and able, as he was named as executor in several wills.
Deborah Gunn Thrall is mentioned in Old Windsor records. Her father moved in 1665, to Westfield, Mass. and became active in the Westfield Parish, leaving all his Windsor property to his son-in-law. Thomas Gunn died in Westfield on 26 February 1681. Timothy Thrall and Deborah had eleven children. Two died in infancy.
Children of Timothy and Deborah (Gunn) Thrall
(4) Deborah - Born 19 Aug 1660.
Married John Moses on 14 July 1680
Died 16 May 1715
(5) Captain Timothy - Born 7 December 1662.
Married Sarah Allyn on 21 Dec 1699
Died 31 January 1723-4
(6) Mehitable - Born March 1663-4.
Married Honorable Daniel Clark in 1687
Died 15 August 1723
(7) Elizabeth - Born 1 May 1667
Died 25 January 1713-4.
Married James Cornish on 10 November 1693
John - Born 8 June 1669 Died about 1669
(8) John I - * Born 5 June 1671.
Married Mindwell Moses on 6 Jan 1697
Died 8 April 1732 2
(9) Martha - Born 31 May 1673.
Married Nathaniel Pinney on 21 September 1693
Thomas - Born 5 August 1675 3
Died 12 August 1675
(10) Thomas - Born 10 July 1676.
Married Elizabeth Hoskins on 2 Nov 1699
(11) Samuel - Born 22 February 1681, Windsor, Connecticut.
Married Elizabeth Owen on 23 October 1706
Died Fall (Autumn) of 1709
(12) Abigail - Born 22 February 1681, Windsor, Connecticut.
Married Samuel Willcockson on 29 April 1703
Sergeant John Thrall I and Midwell Moses
|(8) Sergeant John Thrall I||Midwell Moses - married: 6 January 1696/7 in Windsor, Connecticut|
|Born: 5 June 1671
Died: 18 April 1732
|Born: 13 December 1676
Died: 2 September 1750
Mindwell Moses Thrall was the daughter of John and Mary (Brown) Moses. John and Mindwell had eight sons and a daughter. Most of the young men had some military service and John I was called "Sgt. John" apparently to distinguish between his first son, John, as they both lived all their lives in the same community. Sgt. John moved out to that part of Windsor called the Turkey Hills (Now East Granby) to clear land for himself and his boys. All of his children were born in Windsor, Connecticut.
Children of Sgt. John and Mindwell (Moses) Thrall
(43) John Thrall II * - Born 13 October 1699.
Married Mary Roberts in 1724
Died 3 October 1749, East Granby, Connecticut.
(44) Captain Moses - Born 20 April 1702.
Married Elizabeth Filer on 4 February 1730.
Captain Moses Thrall moved across the Connecticut River to what is now Vernon. He owned much land between Vernon Center and Phoeniz Pond. All his children were born in Bolton, Connecticut.
Died 24 August 1770, Vernon, Connecticut.
Buried in Vernon Old Cemetery.
(45) Aaran - Born 27 September 1704
Died 7 July 1731, unmarried
(46) Amy - Born 10 January 1706.
Married Jedediah Richards in 1725
(47) Joseph - Born 13 May 1710.
Married Alice (possibly) Steadman
Died about 1750
(48) Daniel - Born 13 December 1712, Windsor, Connecticut.
Married Elizabeth Thrall on 27 April 1738
(49) Joel - Born 27 May 1716, Torrington, Connecticut.
Married Margaret Hodge on 10 November 1738
Died 19 October 1777
(50) Charles - Born 30 July 1718.
Married Hannah Clark on 24 March 1744
Died 11 April 1775, Norfolk, Connecticut.
(51) Jerusha - Born 2 September 1722.
Married Francis Griswold on 2 August 1739
John Thrall II and Mary Roberts
|(43) John Thrall II||= Mary Roberts. Married on 4 May 1727|
|Born: 13 October 1699
Died: 3 October 1749
|Born: 31 May 1702 in Windsor, Connecticut
Died: 20 June 1772.
John and Mary (Roberts) Thrall were married in Windsor, Connecticut on May 4, 1727. Mary Roberts came from Hartford, Connecticut Both were buried in East Granby, Connecticut Mary Roberts was the daughter of William and Dorothy (Forbes) Roberts. William Roberts of Hartford was the son of William Roberts who married Catherine Teete.
Two of John Thrall's sons died in infancy, but of the four sons who lived and had families of their own, all four took an active part in the revolutionary war. The farm was in the Turkey Hills section of Windsor, Conn, (Now East Granby). John Thrall's II gravestone is still standing and in very good condition. It is a red stone, possibly sandstone, about four and a half feet high and about two and a half feet wide. It is one of the few gravestones in the East Granby cemetery bearing a seventeenth century date, as it shows his birth, as Oct. 13, 1699. He died at sixty-three years of age. His wife outlived him by seven years. She was seventy when she died.
Children of John and Mary (Roberts) Thrall
|(121) Lt John Thrall III *|
|Born 22 July 1728
Died June 13 1791 East Granby, Connecticut.
Burried in East Granby, Connecticut.
(122) Mary - Born 21 May 1730.
Married Elisha Winchell of Turkey Hills, Connecticut
Aaron - Born 31 August 1732
Died 29 July 1740
(123) Lucy - Born 15 February 1734.
Married John Hathaway
(124) Captain Samuel - Born 11 July 1737, Windsor, Connecticut.
Married Lucy Winchell of Windsor, Connecticut.
Died 3 December 1821, West Rutland, Vermont.
(125) Midwell - Born 9 February 1739-40.
Married John MacMoran on 16 February 1756
Died 3 July 1780 in Suffield, Connecticut
(126) Lieutenant Ezekiel - Born 30 September 1742.
Married Elizabeth MacMoran on 26 July 1763.
Married Phoebe Dibbold
(127) Lieutenant Benjamin - Born 18 February 1744.
Married Ana (probably) Holcomb
Died 25 June 1793
Luke - Born 11 May 1747
Died 3 August 1751
Lieutenant John Thrall III and Rebecca Davis
|(121) Lieutenant John Thrall III *||= Rebecca Davis, 1st wife on 18 October 1748|
|Born 22 July 1728
Died June 13, 1791, East Granby, Connecticut.
Died 10 December 1758
|Martha Anderson of East Windsor, Connecticut 2nd wife
Born in East Windsor, Connecticut on unknown date
Died 16 September 1807
Children of Lieutenant John Thrall III and Rebecca Davis
(199) Lieutenant John Thrall IV 4 - Born 30 June 1749.
Married Eleanor Knox
Died 13 December 1809.
Oliver - Born 25 March 1751
Died 27 December 1758.
(200) Luke - Born 8 September 1752.
Married Deborah Granger on 29 December 1780
Died 31 January 1829.
(201) Issac - Born 19 January 1753.
Married Rhoda Phelps in 1775
(202) Martha - Born ?
Married Adam Blair
(203) Grace - Born 8 November 1758.
Married Reverand Aaron Booge on 19 November 1788
Children of Lt. John Thrall III and Martha Anderson
(204) Oliver - Born 13 November 1762.
Married Wealthy Gillette Latimer#d. 1838, Wintonbury, Connecticut
(205) Rebecca - Born 24 January 1766 5. Baptised 26 January 1766.
Married Hezekiah Latimer
(206) Elizabeth - Born 19 January 1770. Baptised 14 June 1770.
Married Hezekiah Owen
Died 9 January 1836
Eli Born 26 June 1774. Baptised 26 June 1774.
Died 23 January 1775.
John Thrall V and Eleanor Knox
|(199) John Thrall V||= Eleanor Knox|
|Born: 30 June 1749
Died: 13 December 1809
|Born: about 1754
Died: 2 January 1835
John is listed as a Lieutenant in Connecticut Militia (1778-1779). 6
Children of John and Eleanor Thrall
(323) Levi - Born 1775.
Died - ?
(324) John - Born 1777.
Died - ?
(325) Eleanor - Born 17 November 1778.
Died - ?.
Married Calvin Holcombe
(326) Roderick - Born 24 December 1780, East Granby, Connecticut.
Died - ?
(327) - Born 7 April 1783.
Married Rebecca Ayres in 1806 and married Roda Adams in 1846.
Died 26 February 1860
(328) William Knox - Born 1785.
Married Betsey Carter
Daughter - Born and died on 8 June 1787
(329) Gaylor - Baptised 1799
Died 20 September 1869
(330) George - Born 1793.
Married Eunice _______ She was born about 1799, and died June 1873.
Died 7 November 1865
John Thrall VI and Rebecca Ayers
|(327) John Thrall VI||= Rebecca Ayers - 1st Married 1806 in Johnstown, NY|
|Born: 7 April 1783
Died: 26 February 1860
|Born: 2 December 1788
|Rhoda Adams - 2nd Married 1846.
Children of John and Rebecca (Ayres) Thrall
(525) Rocena - Born 19 February 1808 - Johnstown, NY.
Married James Rice, March 1826
Died 28 January 1851 - Gouveneur, NY (5 children)
(526) Saphrona - Born 4 November 1809 - Johnstown, NY.
Married Darius R. Atwood
Died 2 May 1830
(527) Lorenzo Ayres - Born 21 November 1811 - Johnstown, NY.
Married Angelia Coburn
Died ? Resident Utica, WI (5 children)
(528) Melville Horne - Born 1 September 1814 7 - Johnstown, NY.
Married Ester Married Smith
Died September 19, 1884, Gouvernuer, NY (6 children)
(529) Alfred Julius - Born 1 December 1816 - Johnstown, NY.
Married Chloe Julia
Died ? Resident Utica, Wisconsin. Densmore
(530) Cyrus Wells - Born 25 November 1818.
Married - 1st. Francis H. McKee. 2nd Margarete J. Roberts
(531) Caroline - Born 31 March 1823
Died 1 August 1823 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin.
(532) Eli Burritt - Born 19 December 1825 in Gouveneur, NY.
Married Hannah E. Densmore on 28 September 1851
(533) Cornelia Ann - Born 20 March 1827 in Gouveneur, NY.
Married Joseph Little on 18 September 1845 (3 children)
Died ? Resident Rosendale, Wisconsin.
(534) John Henry - Born 8 January 1829 in Gouveneur, NY.
Died ? Resident Utica, Wisconsin.
(535) Julia Louisa - Born 24 July 1832 in Gouveneur, NY.
Died 16 September 1844 in Gouveneur, NY
Cyrus Wells Thrall and Francis H. McKee
|(530) Cyrus Wells Thrall||Francis Helen McKee - 1st marriage 2 June 1853 in Utica, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.|
|Born: 25 November 1818 in Johnstown, New York,
Died: 15 October 1914
|Born: 26 July 1833 in Sackett's Harbor, Jefferson County, New York.
Died: 7 February 1870
|Margarete Roberts - 2nd marriage 14 November 1878
Children of Cyrus Wells Thrall and Francis Helen McKee
Wallace C. - Born 6 April 1854.
Ella Saphronia - Born 20 March 1855.
Died 16 July 1870 (diphtheria)
Mable Blanche - Born 22 March 1856.
Died: about 1940
Married William Hart Partridge.
Mary Elizabeth (Lib)- Born 2 April 1857.
Died: about 1960
Married John Lewellyn
Two sons, Hal and Reg
Hatti Marian - Born 22 February 1859.
Died: 27 August 1943
Married William Foland
Children: Mabel, Nettie, Mildred, Bill, Milton, Hazel and Beatrice.
Charles Malcolm - Born 17 March 1861.
Died 12 October 1957
Married Anna S. Ward on 28 August 1895
Children: Geraldine - Born 1898. Died 1918. Dortha (female) - Born 1903. Enid - Born 1906
Dora Etta - Born 6 February 1863.
Died: 11 June 1938
Married Aaron Kimball
Four boys, Stanley, Liman, Rieval and Leon
Martha Urani - Born 20 September 1865.
Died 21 February 1870 (diphtheria)
Cyrus Arthur - Born 27 August 1867.
Died: 22 June 1954 (never married)
Nettie Helen - Born 31 May 1869.
Married Hugh Shannon
Wallace Thrall. No information - remembered by Ella
Children of Cyrus Wells Thrall and Margarete (Roberts) Thrall
Myrti Rebecca - Born 20 October 1881
John Wells Thrall - Born 10 May 1885
John Wells Thrall and Dorthy Vohs
|John Wells Thrall||= Dorthy Vohs - Married January 1914|
|Born: 10 May 1885
Died: 16 December 1974
|Born: 23 September 1895
Children of John Wells Thrall = Dorthy (Vohs) Wells Thrall
Douglas Henry - Born 17 May 1916. Died 29 July 1988
Married Audrey Larson, Born July 20, 1920
Children: Barbara Jane - Born 2 May 1945. Anthony Douglas - Born 15 June 1949. Andrew Montgomery - Born 27 May 1956
John Cyrus - Born 3 April 1920 at Pickett Station, WI, USA. Married Aralen V. Anthes on 7 April 1941 at Winneconne, WI , USA.
Edna Mae - Born 14 May 1932. Married Wayne Sorwheite
John Cyrus Thrall and Aralen V. Anthes
|John Cyrus Thrall||= Aralen Victoria Anthes - Married 7 April 1941 at Winneconne, WI|
|Born: 3 April 1920 at Pickett Station, WI, USA
Died: 15 January 2003 at Fond du Lac, WI
|Born: 7 January 1923 at Oshkosh, WI, USA
Died: 24 December 1990 at Fond du Lac, WI, USA
Children of John Cyrus Thrall and Aralen Victoria Anthes
John Franklin - Born 12 August 1942
Nancy Jean - Born 4 October 1943.
Married Jack Zupon
Mark Preston - Born 3 December 1952.
Married Karen Flood
Marcia Irene - Born 4 November 1955
John Franklin Thrall and Susan Kendall Lightcap
|John Franklin Thrall||= Susan Kendall Lightcap (Common Law)|
|Born 12 August 1942||= Tania Maria Rocha (Common Law)|
|= Jussara Silva Rodrigues
2nd marriage on 19 September 1980. Born: 29 July 1959
|Lúcia Edy Tavares (Common Law)|
Children of John Franklin Thrall and Susan Kendall Lightcap
Children of John Franklin Thrall and Tania Maria Rocha
Nathan Rocha Thrall - Born 12 September 1976 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Children of John Franklin Thrall and Jussara Silva Rodrigues
Arianne Aralen - Born 18 December 1985 - São Paulo, Brazil.
Children of John Franklin Thrall and Lúcia Edy Tavares
Ian Elessar Tavares Thrall - Born 26 November 1996, In São Paulo, Brazil.
In this genealogy prepared by D. Stephan Thrall which was published in 1976, this branch of the Thrall family is complete through the seventh generation. The line runs from William (1), Tim. (2), John (3), John (4), John (5), John (6), John (7), Cyrus Wells (8), John Wells (9) John Cyrus (10), John Franklin (11), Nathan (12). Only three half brothers of Cyrus Wells Thrall are listed in the eighth generation, Melville Horne (528), Eli Burritt (532) and John Henry (534). The genealogy omits the marriages and children of the following from the seventh generation; Rocena (525), Saphrona (526), Lorenzo Ayres (527), Alfred Julius (529), Caroline M. (531), Cornelia Ann (533), and Julia Louisa (535).
The line goes down through Cyrus Wells Thrall (530) who had 10 children from his first marriage to Francis McKee, Wallace (B. 1854), Ella Saphrona (B. 1855), Mable Blanche (B. 1856), Mary Elizabeth (B. 1857), Hattie Marian (B. 1859), Charles Malcolm (B. 1861), Dora Etta (B. 1863), Martha Urani (B. 1865), Cyrus Arthur (B. 1867), and Nettie Helen (B. 1869). Of the male children from the first marriage Wallace and Cyrus Arthur never married. Charles Malcolm had three daughters, Geraldine (B. 1898), Dortha (B. 1903), and Enid (B. 1906). Consequently there are no male Thrall descendants from the first marriage.
Cyrus Wells Thrall was married again on 14 November 1878 to Margarete Roberts. From this marriage there were two children, Myrti Rebecca (B. 1881) and John Wells (B. 1885). The line follows down through John Wells who had three children, Douglas (B. 1916), John Cyrus (B. 1920) and Edna Mae (B. 1932). John Cyrus had four children, John Franklin (B. 1942), Nancy Jean (B. 1943), Mark Preston (B. 1952) and Marcia Irene (B. 1955). John Franklin has two children, Nathan Rocha and Arianne Aralen (B. 1985).
- 1. Prince's Chronology of New England, page 277.
- 2. Also seen 18 April 1732.
- 3. Also seen 5 May 1675.
- 4. Or V, see note below.
- 5. I have also seen 14 January 1766.
- 6. John Thrall born 30 June 1749, is referred to in the source for this document as John Thrall IV and also John Thrall V.
- 7. I have also seen 21 September 1814.
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