Sanford-Shulsen Family

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Our Family is an American Melting Pot, combining early New England lines with more recent immigrants from Norway, Sweden, and Bohemia (now Czech Republic). Major New England lines include: Descendants of Thomas, Robert, Andrew and Zachary Sanford of Milford, Hartford and Saybrook, Connecticut; Descendants of John Sanford of Rhode Island; Descendants of Richard Platt of Milford; and many families from Fairfield County, Connecticut

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  • ID: I4612
  • Name: John PLATT
  • Prefix: Deacon
  • Sex: M
  • Christening: 11 JAN 1631/1632 Ware, Hertfordshire, England 1
  • Death: 6 NOV 1705 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
  • _UID: 5702CB837B71904C954BB6A7BE03BC456E34
  • Note:
    John Platt was in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT, in 1660. He moved from Milford to Norwalk, and received grants of land there in 1660, 1663 and 1672.
    He appeared on the list of freemen at Norwalk in October 1669: "A true and perfect List of all the Freemen appertaininge unto the plantation of Norwake. Taken this 11th of October, 1669, and to be presented unto the Honored Court assembled ... John Platt..."
    He was a deacon of the church at Norwalk, as well as Sergeant of the Norwalk Train Band. He served as Deputy from Norwalk to the General Assembly repeatedly 1678-1694. In 1680 he was one of the three commissioners appointed to lay out the plantation north of Stamford, and in 1687 one of the three chosen to lay out Danbury.
    On 4 August 1683 he was mentioned as son in the will of Richard Platt of Milford, receiving L26 and four Bibles for his children.
    Thomas Fitch of Norwalk made his will on 6 October 1696 and said therein that "I do constitute my son John Fitch my sole executor and my loving cousin Serjeant John Platt overseer of this my last will and testament." In this case the term "cousin" probably referred to the fact that Thomas' eldest son Thomas was brother-in-law to John Platt, having married Ruth Clark, sister of Hannah (Clark) Platt.
    The will of John Platt was dated 6 November 1705 (the day of his death):
    "In the Name of God Amen, the sixth day of novembr one thousand seven hundred and five. I John Platt of ye town of Norwalk in the County of Fairfield of her majesties Colony of Conecticot, Husbandman - being very sick and weak in Body. But of perfect mind and memory, thankes be given unto God: therefore, Calling unto mind the mortallity of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testiment, that is to Say, Principally and first of all, I Give and Recommend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it: and my Body I Recommend to ye Earth, to be buried in Decent Christian Burial at ye Discretion of my Executors; nothing Doubting but at ye Generall Resurrection I Shall Receive [ ^ the same] againe by the mighty Power of God - And as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath satisfied God to Bless me in this life, I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
    Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to Hannah Platt my Dearly Beloved Wife my Bed & Bedstead Bolster pillows & four Coverlids with ye Rest of ye furniture & and all ye sheets that are in ye house but three pair which I have givein to my Son Samll Platt also halph of all ye movables also all ye Crop in Beef & porke Shee paying all the Debts, and to my three Daughters Hannah Marven Sarah Kellog & Mary Bennedick ye other halph of my Movables, & to Sarah Kellog a brass kettell or frying pan - to my Daughter Mary tenn acres of land to take up in ye woods - and to my Son Samll Platt I Give my Now Homestead with all ye apurtancies (only one acre I give to my Son John Platt) and one bed & Bedstead Bolster Pillows three pair of Sheets and four Cover lids and also one half of husbandry tools, also one pair of three year [stoars] & six sheep. the above mentioned halph of ye movables Givein to my wife and ye other halph to my Daughters ar to be and & steed besides what are otherwise particularly given awaye. Also to my Son Joseph Platt I Give him six sheep --
    Item. I Give to my well beloved Sons John Platt, Samuell Platt & Joseph Platt my fruitfull spring lot & my land on Ball mountaine to be Divided Equally amongst them, & my Son Samll to have meadows Comly Called ye plum trees, my Son John to have ye eastermost [ston] hill Son Sammll ye middle lot & Joseph ye westermore lot & Joseph to have ye upland in ye field and ye River - and John to have ye Cove lott - and all ye meadow at ye Road - Samuell and Joseph to have ye Rest of ye meadow at Elias Neck - all ye other lands and Rights of Commonage to be divided one halph to my Son John & ye other halph to my Son Samll & Joseph to be divided between them - and to my Son Joseph I give him my [halbord] and to my Son Samll I give him a piece of fresh meadow lying by Kelloggs path. I likewise Constitute make and Ordaine my wife Hannah, Son John or Son Joseph my Executors of this my Last will and Testament, and I do hereby uterly disallow Revoke and Disannull all and Every other former Testaments wills Legacies & Bequests Confirming this and this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Seale the Day and Year above written. added before Signing my Son Samll is to have one Cow - the same as [Iup] I give to him at ye Expiration of his time, one two year old heifer & two sheep. Also I leave what monys is in ye house with my fornamed Executers to be Divided Equally amongst all my Children. Provided Each one receiving his part will give in [suffice] and security to pay their Rateable part of ye Debt. If any appears [dou] from my Estate in old England. [Written sidewise along the left side of the will, at the bottom:] before acknowledging this ye will of ye Testator that a lot called by Kellogg's Swamp lot [ ] be Equally Divided amongst the aforenamed sons John, Samll & Joseph.
    Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by ye said John Plat
    as his last will and Testament in ye presence of us ye Subscribers mark
    Joseph Sension John Capps John J P Platt
    John R[ ] his "
    Inventory was taken 29 November 1705 and presented in court 5 December 1705. It included books, household equipment, and a considerable amount of real estate; no total value was given.
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  • Change Date: 7 NOV 2012 at 15:25:06



    Father: Richard PLATT c: 6 MAY 1604 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England
    Mother: Mary WOOD c: 10 NOV 1605 in Roydon, Essex, England

    Marriage 1 Hannah CLARK c: 29 NOV 1640 in First Church, Milford, New Haven County, CT
    • Married: 6 JUN 1660 in Milford, New Haven County, CT 11
    Children
    1. Has Children John PLATT b: 1 JUN 1664 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    2. Has No Children Josiah PLATT b: 28 DEC 1667 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    3. Has Children Samuel PLATT b: 26 JAN 1670/1671 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    4. Has Children Joseph PLATT b: 14 FEB 1672/1673 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    5. Has Children Hannah PLATT b: 15 DEC 1674 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    6. Has Children Sarah PLATT b: 21 MAY 1678 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    7. Has Children Mary PLATT b: 1 MAY 1683 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
    8. Has No Children Nancy PLATT b: 6 JAN 1691 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT

    Sources:
    1. Title: Richard Platt of Ware, Co. Hertford, England, and Milford, Connecticut
      Author: John Insley Coddington
      Abbrev: Coddington
      Publication: New Haven: The American Genealogist
      Abbrev: Richard Platt
      Page: 30:236. Parish Registers of Ware, co. Hertford, 1558-1650.
      Text: Baptisms. 1631 John Platt son of Richard & Mary, 11 January [1631/2]
    2. Title: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, for the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
      Author: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Abbrev: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Publication: New Haven CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1930-1932
      Abbrev: Families of Old Fairfield
      Page: 1:357-359
    3. Title: Richard Platt of Ware, Co. Hertford, England, and Milford, Connecticut
      Author: John Insley Coddington
      Abbrev: Coddington
      Publication: New Haven: The American Genealogist
      Abbrev: Richard Platt
      Page: 31:155-170
    4. Title: Families of Early Milford Connecticut
      Author: Susan Woodruff Abbott
      Abbrev: Abbott
      Publication: Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979
      Abbrev: Families of Early Milford
      Page: p. 547-551
    5. Title: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, for the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
      Author: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Abbrev: Donald Lines Jacobus
      Publication: New Haven CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1930-1932
      Abbrev: Families of Old Fairfield
      Page: p. 483-487
    6. Title: Ezra Thompson Clark's Ancestors and Descendants
      Author: Robert F. Gould
      Abbrev: Gould
      Publication: Bethesda, MD: Gould, 1975
      Abbrev: Ezra Thompson Clark
      Page: pp. 8-9
    7. Title: Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1665-1678
      Author: J. Hammond Trumbull
      Abbrev: Trumbull
      Publication: Hartford CT: 1852
      Abbrev: Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut
      Page: pp. 520-523
    8. Title: Platt Genealogy in America from the Arrival of Richard Platt in New Haven Connecticut in 1638
      Author: Charles Platt Jr.
      Abbrev: Charles Platt
      Publication: New Hope, PA: 1963
      Abbrev: Platt Genealogy
      Page: pp. 17-26, 73-79
    9. Title: Fairfield District (CT) Probate Records, 1648-1880, Phelps, G - Prynn
      Author: Connecticut State Library
      Abbrev: Connecticut State Library
      Publication: LDS Film #1018774
      Abbrev: Fairfield Probate
      Page: John Platt of Norwalk, 1705 #5002
    10. Title: Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin
      Author: George Franklin Marvin and William T. R. Marvin
      Abbrev: Marvin and Marvin
      Publication: T. R. Marvin & Son, Publishers, 73 Federal Street, Boston, 1904
      Abbrev: Marvin Descendants
      Page: pp. 320-321
    11. Title: The Hickock Genealogy, Descendants of William Hickocks of Farmington, Connecticut
      Author: Charles Nelson Hickok
      Abbrev: Charles Hickok
      Publication: Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Publishing Company, 1938
      Abbrev: Hickock Genealogy
      Page: p. 11-12

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