Wednesday, October 28, 2009

400 New England Ancestors

At least some of the information for Joseph Loomis in this book is attributed to the Loomis genealogy, which lists an eighth child in Joseph's family group, i.e. Samuel Loomis, who was born in England. The Loomis genealogy also states that it was Samuel, not Nathaniel as shown here, who married Elizabeth Judd, daughter of Thomas Judd. Consequently, I won't be too quick to believe everything I read herein.

Having said that, I will still check for my New England surnames as time permits. I post it here for what it's worth. It may have information I haven't run across elsewhere, such as the interesting notes here about the Loomis Institute.



Citation:
Cross, Roselle Theodore. My Children's Ancestors; Data Concerning About Four Hundred New England Ancestors of the Children of Roselle Theodore Cross and His Wife Emma Asenath (Bridgman) Cross; Also Names of Many Ancestors in England, and Descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Cross's Grandparents, Theodore and Susannah (Jackson) Cross, Samuel and Lois (Temple) Murdock, Noah and Asenath (Judd) Bridgman, Jacob and Lydia (Slack) Daggett. Twinsburg, O. Columbus, O.: Champlin Press], 1913.

The three Loomis genealogies listed below are posted here.
Loomis, Elias. The Descendants of Joseph Loomis: Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1870.

Loomis, Elias. The Descendants of Joseph Loomis: Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1875.
Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, and His Antecedents in the Old World.
The original published by Elias Loomis, LL.D.; revised by Elisua Scott Loomis, Ph.D., 1908 [1909]. 839 pp., illustrated. [See review below.]

This scholarly production, bound in morocco and finely illustrated, suggests a family bible in size. It would be a convenience to patrons of genealogical libraries if the index, which occupies two hundred odd pages, referred to pages and not to numbers designating persons, which run from 1 to 12,670 through eleven generations. Sections in the index give soldiers of the Civil War, college graduates, and celebrated people bearing the name. Sixty-two pages are devoted to the history of the family in England. Joseph Loomis (Braintree and London, Eng.) came to Dorchester, Mass., in 1638, and the next year went to Windsor, Conn. It is remarkable that the title to his homestead has never passed out of the Loomis name. The estate is now occupied by a school which was founded primarily for the benefit of the descendants of Joseph Loomis.

(This review appeared in the Jan. 1911 issue of New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)

2 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Interesting! I'm also a descendant of Joseph Loomis, through his daughter Mary who married John Skinner. My Skinner line went to Nova Scotia in the 1760s as part of the Planter movement, but returned to New England within two or three generations.

T.K. said...

Heather, I've updated this post regarding the availability of the Loomis genealogies, in case you're interested.