Update on Russ Allen – R1b – L21 SNP Pack

UPDATE on my Uncle Russ Allen’s DNA: Thru FTDNA (familytreedna.com)

We have updated his R-Z2542 SNP’s (R1b – L21 SNP Pack) and this is what they have came back with: Your Confirmed Haplogroup is R-Z2542 – Haplogroup R-P312 is the descendant of the major R-P25 (aka R-M343) lineage and is the most common in Central Europe, Spain, France, Portugal, and the British Isles.


Via John B Robb – Administrator, ALLEN Patrilineage 2 Project

You will find all of the Y-Chromosome STR DNA haplotypes posted on the main ALLEN DNA Patrilineage 2 Project page in this haplotype chart, with copious, detailed analysis of the the DNA elsewhere on the page.  One of the main points that I make in the “Principles of DNA Analysis” section is that FTDNA’s pairwise haplotype Genetic Distance numbers have only a very weak correlation with closeness of actual relationship and should be disregarded.  Like so many statistics thrown at us today, not only by the ignorant media, but by scientists who need better grounding in statistics, pairwise haplotype comparisons, even across 111 markers, represent too small a sample size to yields genetics distances that are statistically significant.

You will find complete, vetted, and up-to-date ancestries of each project member on the project Descendancies page, and clicking on the project number of any member wherever it is a link, will take you to their particular ancestry on the page.

I have put hundreds of hours into building up this page, and in researching or validating the underlying genealogies, and I keep it up to date to the extent that the members keep me up to date on their research.  Why not take advantage of it?

John Barrett Robb

Note from Coni: Our project number (which you can find in the project directory) in  this project is  A-26.  This is the main Allen project I am involved in with Uncle Russ’s DNA. John has done so much work for us all and I can’t thank him enough for all he has done & continues to do~

Via Anthrogenica – Genetics & Anthropology Discussion Forum

The new FTDNA R1b-L21 SNP Pack is best described as the R1b-L21 Top-Layer and Misc Subclades SNP Pack. You could think of it as a backbone or orientation panel but it is much more of a stocky, short bush than a long backbone. This Pack is the early branching of L21, DF13, DF63, etc. A couple experimental SNPs, i.e. ZZ10, are thrown in. People with haplogroup labels R-L21, R-DF13 and R-Z2542 should definitely consider this.

What is a Single-nucleotide polymorphism via Wikipedia.org

The upper DNA molecule differs from the lower DNA molecule at a single base-pair location (a C/A polymorphism).

A single-nucleotide polymorphism, often abbreviated to SNP (pronounced snip; plural snips), is a variation in a single nucleotide that occurs at a specific position in the genome, where each variation is present to some appreciable degree within a population (e.g. > 1%).[1]
For example, at a specific base position in the human genome, the base C may appear in most individuals, but in a minority of individuals, the position is occupied by base A. There is a SNP at this specific base position, and the two possible nucleotide variations – C or A – are said to be alleles for this base position.
SNPs underlie differences in our susceptibility to disease; a wide range of human diseases, e.g. sickle-cell anemia, β-thalassemia and cystic fibrosis result from SNPs.[2][3][4] The severity of illness and the way our body responds to treatments are also manifestations of genetic variations. For example, a single base mutation in the APOE (apolipoprotein E) gene is associated with a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease.[5]

Russ Allen’s Y-DNA Certificate

Via FTDNA – Kit # 366700


Russ Allen’s Y-DNA – Haplogroup Certificate



Email from a close DNA match of my Uncle Russ Allen abt our Allen DNA

Hi Coni,

As Russ Allen’s Terminal SNP is Z2542 it appears you have run the Big Y for Russ Allen. I have also run the Big Y.

You might want to join the R1b Project. I also joined Alex Williamson’s special project through the R1b project.

Alex has us as DF13 – ZZ10. Not a whole lot is known about the ZZ10 subglade.

It appears our Allen group is again unique in that there are a number of DF13 folks, we are rare at the ZZ10.

It is the same with our Y – STR’s. We have a 13 at DYS426. Only 1.9% of the total population has the value 13 at that marker. Our R subgroup d is the only Allen subgroup with 13 at DYS426.

Sometimes it’s neat to be unique, sometimes not.

A DNA Cousin,

Dick Allen


Oh, I ran across your web site – very well done!

Pahke’s Cave – Chagum Connection


Pahke’s Cave, Hartland, Connecticut – Also known as Wright’s Cave

In the December issue of the Lure the story of “Pahke’s Cave, the Home of Orrin Wright,” was related as told by the late David Gaines of East Hartland.

Since that time Harold Thorne reports a number of groups have visited the ancient and historic cave.
On October 24, 1941, the Clearview School from Harwinton with their teacher, Florene B. Smith, visited the cave and with them was Mrs. Elnora Snow of West Hartland. Mrs. Snow is the daughter of John Hoadley Miller who was first selectman in Hartland in 1854 when he took the children from Pahke’s Cave. Mrs. Snow related the story of the taking of the children of Orrin Wright from Pahke’s Cave as it had been told her.

On the very day my father was elected first selectman as per final count of the votes late in the evening, the other two selectmen urged my father to get Orrin Wright’s children from the Cave at once. My father hesitated, but they finally persuaded him that he should act immediately, so, without going to his own home, he drove with his horse and business wagon over to West Hartland and as near the Cave as possible, though almost a half a mile away. He then followed the narrow trail to the Cave and as First Selectman informed Mr. and Mrs. Wright that the children must go with him as they were receiving no schooling and were receiving very poor care in such a hole. Mr. and Mrs. Wright very sorrowfully gave up the ten children and Mr. Miller took them to his home.

Now Mr. Miller had but recently been married and in addition he had not consulted his wife before he went after the children, so when he arrived with the ten, long after dark, he had two very serious problems on his hands – his wife and the ten children. Finally the children were quartered in the attic for the night. What to feed them was another problem but mush and milk solved this. In the morning John, one of the children, was gone and Mr. Miller was not to be found. After breakfast of mush and milk, Mrs. Miller decided, with her mother, to take the horse and wagon and spend the day at Hartland Fair, for Hartland had a fair of its own each year in those days. The day passed very pleasantly, but when they were ready to go home, their horse and wagon was missing.

After a very long wait Mr. Miller appeared with the horse and wagon saying he had spent the day finding homes for the children and that all but one was placed out.” Some of these children are still living as successful as others who had better opportunities when children. The water, as storms sweep the lonely hillside, has washed dirt and rubbish into the Cave so the room inside is not as large as it was one hundred years ago when Pahke and her tribe his in its depths from the hungry wolves.

Orrin Wright and his wife found the cave a lonely home with the children gone and were soon persuaded to move into a house “made with hands.”Scan_0001

Donated by Ruth Vela – Lewis Mill’s Granddaughter


Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 – for Isaac Jacklin

History Brief:
This area was part of the Western Lands (Goshen, Colebrook, Kent, Hartland, Norfolk, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Winchester and New Hartford) made over to Hartford and Windsor in 1686 to save them from being taken by the Royal Gov. Andros. Caleb Beach settled in this section, which was known as Green Woods, in 1750. By 1761, it was referred to as the township of Winchester. In May 1771, it was granted to be the town of Winchester.

Town vital records begin 1750.

Barbour collection records cover 1771-1858.

From The Connecticut Guide, 1935

From Torrington we enter the town of Winchester, which was laid out by Hartford in 1732. The name was taken from Winchester in England. The region was remote, and the first settler did not arrive until 1750; town privileges were granted in 1771. Winchester is a broken hill country, the elevations ranging from 700 to over 1500 feet. It is in the Greenwoods section of the State, with abundant hemlock and pine. The town is noted for its laurel display, and an annual Laurel Drive is marked out in June.

Winsted was chartered as a borough in 1856 and as a city in 1915, and in 1930 had a population of 7,883. The name was a combination of Winchester and the neighboring town of Barkhamsted. It lies in a pocket of the hills, at the junction of the Mad and Still Rivers, which supply good waterpower. The Winsted Mfg. Co. has been making scythes since 1792, probably the oldest manufacturing concern in the State. The forerunner of the Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. started in 1807, making it the oldest of the present clock-making establishments in Connecticut. Among other important products are electric appliances, hardware, edge tools, silk thread, hosiery and underwear

The Gilbert School, an endowed high school, lies to our right as we enter the city, at North Main St. and Park Place. Wm. L. Gilbert, who ran $300 in debt to start business, at his death left to the town over $1,000,000 in well-planned philanthropies. He was identified with Winsted from 1841 to 1890. Turning west on Main St., we pass the County Court House, Town Hall, and four fine modern churches. An old Mile Stone lies in the yard of the Methodist Church on our right. This was on the route of the old stage road from Hartford to Albany. A block west, on Lake St. at the corner of Meadow St., is the imposing Solomon Rockwell House, built in 1813, now headquarters of the Winchester Historical Society, with an exhibit of antiques. A projecting pediment is supported by 4 columns. The Barn in the rear is one of the gems of late Colonial architecture: a pediment-ed gable with semi-elliptical window, and heavy molding below the pediment and around the entire roof. There is also a small Cabin with somewhat similar treatment, except for square pillars on the corners, with Corinthian capitals. The Old Mill House, on the east side of Lake St., was built originally in 1771. The Beardsley Library, founded in 1874, stands at Main and Munro Sts., on our right.

Pg 230-231: Isaac Jacklyn came into the town this year, and resided until his death (May 13, 1834, aged 90), on a farm in Danbury Quarter, still owned by his descendants, and now occupied in part by Noah Barber.
He is said to have been a servant of Secretary Wyllys of Hartford, from whom he ran away before the Revolutionary War, and took refuge in the Ragged Mountain region of Barkhamsted. Here he won the heart of a daughter of Chaugum, the head or chief of the Narragansett Indians, who held their council fire at the ” Light House,” but could not get Chaugum to sanction their marriage ; so they ran away, got married, settled down in Danbury Quarter, made baskets, and raised children, of whom John was the oldest, and lived and died (November 21, 1850, aged 58), on the paternal farm, leaving several children, among whom were Isaac of Colebrook and Samuel of Pennsylvania, or elsewhere. A daughter of Mrs. (Chaugum) Jacklyn married into the family of Elwells, who in conjunction with the Wilsons, still linger around the Light House, occasionally lighting up the old council fires.

Geographic Reference Library for Dunham Millpond Lake
County:   Litchfield  State:   CT
Variant Names: Dunbar Pond, Dunham Mill Pond, Jacklin Lake

To view my Research Book on Mercy & Isaac Jacklin Click Here

Isaac Jacklin Probate Record part 2

Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 – Isaac Jacklin – Part 1 of 3

Isaac Jacklin Probate Record part 3

Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 – Isaac Jacklin – Part 2 of 3

Isaac Jacklin Probate Record part 4

Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 – Isaac Jacklin – Part 3 of 3

Isaac Jacklin in the Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999
Name: Isaac Jacklin Probate Date: 25 Mar 1830 Inferred Death Place: Connecticut, USA
Probate Place: Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Inferred Death Year: Abt 1830
Item Description: Probate Records, Vol 3-4, 1827-1845

Pg 120: (left side)
Isaac Jacklin’s Estate late of Winchester deceased
As a Court of Probate holder at Norfolk within & for the district of Norfolk on the 9th day of June A.D. 1835. The executor of the last Will & Testament of Isaac Jacklin late of Winchester in said district deceased presented the last Will & Testament of the said Isaac Jacklin which is in words & figured following –
I Isaac Jacklin of Winchester being of sound & disposing mind and memory do make & declare this my last Will & Testament —- After the Payment of all of my just debts I give devise, & bequeath all of my estate both real & personal to Erastus Woodford of said Winchester upon the special trust following that is to say, that under the care of superintendance of said Woodford my wife Mercy shall have the whole & complete use, the rents & the profits of all of my estate both real, & personal, during her natural life. And in case the use, rents, & profits of (her, the said Mercy (crossed out)) my estate is not sufficient for the support of her the, said Mercy, then she said Woodford shall take from said estate sufficient to give the said Mercy a comfortable support.
That after (my (crossed out)) the decease of my wife Mercy, the said Woodford shall pay from said property to Hannah Combs Thirty dollars, he shall also give to Sally Ellwell eight dollars & also Rhoda Collins eight dollars. —– After the decease of my wife Mercy, & after the payment of the aboved mentioned legacies to Hannah Combs, Sally Ellwell & Rhoda Collins, should there be any of my estate remaining in the hands of the said Woodford the use of the same shall be applied at the discretion of the said Woodford to the support & for the benefit of my son John Jacklin & his children. In case the said Woodford should die before the execution of the trust herein contained, then the judge of Probate for the district of Norfold shall appoint some suitable person to be trustee in his place, who shall have full power to perform the aforesaid trust.
I hereby constitute & appoint the said Erastus Woodford my sole Executor to pay & discharge all of my debts, Signed, sealed, published, declared & delivered as my Last Will & Testament in the presence of each & all of the witnesses whose names are hereunto subscribed this
25th day of March A.D. 1830
Luman(?) Wakefield )                                 his
Andrew Walters        }                       Isaac (X) Jacklin
Samuel D. Gilbert     )                               mark

Litchfield County __ Winchester (June Winchester (crossed out)) 8th A.D. 1835
Personally appeared before me Luman Wakefield & made solemn oath that he attested the within Will of Isaac Jacklin & subscribed the same in presence of the testator & in the presence of the other two subscribing witnesses to said will, & that they also subscribed & attested said Will in the presence of said testator, & that sd deponent, & in presence of said testator, & that said testator at the time of said will was of sound mind & memory & signed & published

pg 121: (right side)
said Will in the presence of said deponent & the other subscribing witness thereto.
Gideon Hall In(?) Justice of Peace

Litchfield County _ _ June 13, 1835
Personally appeared Samuel D. Gilbert before the subscribed & made oath that he attested the within Will of Isaac Jacklin, & subscribed the same in presence of the hearing of the testator, & in the presence of the other two subscribing witnesses to sd will, & that they also subscribed & attested sd Will in the presence of said deponent, & in the presence of sd testator, & that sd testor, at the time of the execution of sd will was of sound mind & memory & signed & published sd Will in the presence of sd deponent & the other subscribing witness thereto.
Before me
                                    Gideon Hall In(?) Justice of Peace

And now this Court having examined said Will as written Testament, & heard the evidence adduced – doth find that said Will was duly executed by the said Isaac Jacklin while in full life in the presence of three distin____ & credible Witnesses & that said Witnesses subscribed the same in the presence of said Isaac Jacklin & in the presence of each other.
And this Court doth find that the said Isaac Jacklin at the time of said Will & Testament was of sound & disposing mind & memory & that he was more than twenty years of age & that he declared the same to be his last will & testament. This Court doth therefore find said Will to be fully proved & doth approve of x adjudge the same to be the last Will & Testament of the said Isaac Jacklin deceased, & the same is ordered to be recorded. And at the same Court the said Erastus Woodford appeared, accepted the Trust of Executor of said estate & gave bonds in due form of Law.

I Isaac Jacklin of Winchester in Litchfield County being of sound disposing mind & memory – in addition & as a codicil to my former Will give & bequeath to Francis Daniels son of Rhoda Collins, wife of Thomas Collins, the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars, to be paid by the Trustee named in my former Will in the following manner to wit, fifty dollars to be paid by said Trustee, at his discretion for the schooling of said Francis Daniels – & one hundred dollars to be paid by said Trustee to said Francis when he arrives at the age of twenty one years –  & it is my will that neither of said sums nor any part of the same are to be paid during the life of my wife Mercy Jacklin.
And I do hereby _____ so much of my former will as is inconsistent with this codicil – but it is my will that the said sum of one hundred & fifty Dollars be paid out of my estate after payment of the Specific legacies therein made to my daughters. In witness whereof I have

pg 122: (left side)
Hereunto affixed my and & seal this day of March 1834
Signed sealed & declared
in presence of       }                         Isaac (X) Jacklin
Wm. S. Holabind }
John Boyd              }

Litchfield Country __ June 13, 1835 Personally appeared before me, John Boyd of of the scribed witnesses to the foregoing will on codicil & made solemn oath that he subscribed the same in the presence of the said deceased (crossed out) Isaac Jacklin, the testator & in the presence of William S Holanbind the other subscribing witness thereto & that the said WIlliam S. Holabind also subscribed said will or codicil in the presence of said Jacklin & of said Deponent & that said Jacklin the testor affixed his mark on crop to his name in the presence of said Holabind & of said deponent & that said Jacklin at the time of executing said will on codicil was of sound mind & memory & published the same in presence of said Holabind & said deponent as this his last will Testament
       Elijah P. Grant Justice of Peace

Norfolk June 4, 1835. The within will & codicil was presented to the Court of Probate for the District of Norfolk this day by the executor & was proved & ordered to be recorded.
  Michael F Mills Judge.

At a Court of Probate holden at Norfolk within & for the district of Norfolk on the 15th day of June A.D. 1835. Present Michael F. Mill Esq. Judge On motion of the executors of the Last ill & Testament of Isaac Jacklin late of Winchester within said district deceased. This Court doth appoint Florance Higley & Jonathan Coe free holders to appraise under oath all the estate of said deceased, & make a correct Inventory thereof.
  Michael F Mills Judge.

At a Court of Probate holden at Norfolk within & for the district of Norfolk on the 6th day of July A.D. 1835. Present Michael F. Mills Esq. Judge
This Court doth direct the Executor of the last Will & Testament of Isaac Jacklin late of Winchester in said district, deaceased, represented to be Insol___, to give notice to all persons interested in the estate said deceased to appear (if they see cause) before this Court of Probate, to be holden at the Probate Office in said district on the 28th day of July A.D. 1835 at 10 o’clock forenoon to be heard relative to the appointment of Commission on said Estate, by posting said order of notice on a public sign post in said Wincester & by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Hartford.
    Michael F Mills Judge.

pg 123: (right side)
To Wheelock Thayer & Samuel W. Coe of Winchester. Gentleman Greeting.
Whereas, the executors of the law Will & Testament of Isaac Jacklin late of Winchester now deceased, hath his day represented unto me Michael F. Mills Judge of the Probate of Wills & granting of Administration in the district aforesaid, the Estate of the said deceased is insol___ & insufficient to pay the Debts due therefrom, —
I do therefore, in Pursuance of the Law in that Case provided, appoint, _____ & fully empower the said Wheelock Thayer & Samuel W. Coe Comissioners to recieve, examine, adjust & settle the Claims of the several Creditors to the Estate of the said deceased. And you are hereby specially directed to appoint the times & places of your meeting on that affair, & make public the same by giving such notice thereof as the Law directs, & make report to the Court of Probate in the District aforesaid, & present a list of the several Creditors to said Estate & annex to their respective names the sums you shall find on your aforesaid examination & settlement due to them severally, at the end of six months from the date thereof. Given under my hand, & the Seal of said Court, this 28 day of July Anno Domini, 1835.
At the same Court – This Court doth decree that six months be allowed the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claim against the same to the Commissioned on said Estate & shall give public notice of this order, by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Hartford & by posting the same on a public sign post in said town of Winchester

We the subscribed being appointed by the Hon. Court of Probate for the District of Norfolk appraisers of the estate of Isaac Jacklin late of Winchester within said District deceased having taken the Oath required law, make the following inventory. July 9, 1835
1 Horse $34. – 1 Cow 23,, – Yearling heifer 6. – Mo. articles of clothing 1.50 – 1 Cow Chester .50 – 1 table .50 – 1 Chest of drawers 1. – 1 Churn ,,25 – 1 pail ,,30 – 1 Iron kettle 1,, – 1 spider Pot & old kettle .55 – 4 Old chains ,,12 – 1 hat ,,31 1 pair of mens shock .75 – I fine shovel ,,12 – 2 stone pots ,,50 – 1 glass bottle ,,15 1 jug ,,12 – 2 Iron axletrees(?) 1.50 – 1 bed & bedding 3,, – 3 cotton sheets ,,34 – 83 lbs of old Iron 1,,24 – 7 old drag teeth 1,,25 – 1 Crow bar ,,75 – Homestead – 38 acres $13 per acre 494. Hungerford lot so called 25 Acres $7 pr. 175,, – 1 plow share(?) ,,51 –
Horace Higley
Jonathan Coe.
The above Inventory was received at the Probate Office July 28, 1835 accepted & approved & ordered to be recorded.

Repost of Commissioners received April 30th 1838
We the subscribed being appointed by the Hon Court of Probate for the District of Norfolk Commissioners on the estate of Isaac Jacklin, deceased of Winchester in said District, having made public our appointed by publishing the same in the Patriot & Democrat, a paper published in

pg 124: (left side)
Hartford, & also on the sign post in Winsted that we would attend to the business of our appointment at the store of Coe, Hubbell & Co. on the fourth Monday of August 1835. & on the fourth Monday of January 1836 at one o’clock P.M. on each of said days, having taken the oath necessary by law, do find the following sums due to the respective persons opposite of their several names —
Lewis Allen $4.14                                John Benedict $3.19
Doct. Geo. O. Jarvis 3.92                  Town of Winchester __.00
Doct. Truman S. Wetmore 10.25    Hannah Jacklin 75.00
Coe, Hubbell & Co. 4.41                     James Humphrey}
Doct. L Wakefield 6.54                                      Balance of ___ } 93.93
Platt Andrews 2.09                       Advertising    75
Samuel D. Gilbert 1.75                                fees 600 ____6.75
Charles Humphrey 1.10                                                         $245.39
Anson Platt 1.08
Doct. Benj Welch In 19.26                                               Wheelock Thayer}
Adjourned(?) from the fourth Monday                      Samuel W. Coe } Commissioners
of Aug 1836 to meet on Monday Feb 1st 1836. Present Michael F. Mills Judge. On application of the Executor of the last Will & Testament of Isaac Jacklin late of Wincester in said District deceased showing at this Court that the debts & expense of settling the Estate of the said Isaac Jacklin deceased, exceeds the amount of the personal property to the amount of One hundred & forty dollars & praying this Court to authorize & empower them to sell real Estate sufficient to raise that sum with incidental charges of Sale, & this Court having inquired into the truth of the same do find them true, Whereupon this Court doth authorize & empower the said Executor, to sell at public sale, so much of the real estate as will raise the said sum of One hundred & forty dollars together with incidental charges of sale, & said Executor will cause notice to be given of the time & place of Sale by advertising the same in a paper printed in Hartford & make return to whom sold with charges of sale.




Many have asked me about my lineages – 5 Generations

Coni Allen Dubois Lineage 6-14-16

Coni’s Lineage

Rex Allen  Lineage 6-14-16

Coni’s Father: Rex Allen Lineage

Nancy Gilbert Lineage 6-14-16

Coni’s Mother: Nancy Gilbert Lineage

Newspaper articles that mention James Conklin

James Cochran (later changed his name to Conklin)
Barkhamsted Descendant

James Conklin (Cochran)

Note from Coni: I spoke with Kathy (Messenger) Melody today and has a close family connection to James (She also donated photo above – she had of James) – She filled in the blanks as best she could – Her Uncle told her at one time that James changed his name due to hiding from wife’s ex (Anna Edna (Fox) Tyler, Cochran/Conklin) – main reason they moved to New York and then changed their names to Conklin from that point on! The only 2 descendants I can find is that of James and Anna who had 2 sons (Gertrude’s line would not be descent Francis Andrew & Henry James Conklin.

From: Jan Tyler <jan.tyler@att.net> To: ‘Kathy Melody‘ <krsgram45@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2015 6:12 PM Subject: RE: Aunt Annie Death
Hi Kathy, Thank you for your email and the additional information and photos. My connection to her is from my father, Warren E. Tyler who was her oldest son she had with George W. Tyler, her first husband. Annie/Anna married George Tyler on April 20, 1907 and had four children with him. Ethel, Warren (my father), Gertrude and George Raymond. You know Gertrude and George as Conklin, but they were legally born Tyler. They were a family living in Springfield Massachusetts until 1918. Sometime in 1918, Annie’s/Anna ‘s marriage to George fell apart and she left George taking Gertrude and George with her where she ended up in Torrington Connecticut as a house keeper for James Cochran now Conklin. Since Annie/Anna had left and her husband George was unable to care for my father and his older sister, Ethel, they were rescued by the Hampden County Children Aid Association and made wards of the state of Massachusetts in 1919. My father and my Aunt Ethel spent their childhood in foster care until 1929. Jan Tyler

(All newspaper’s donated by: Susan Shepard )Pedigree Chart for  James Henry Conklin

April 4, 1935 – Chatham Courier – Chatham, NY
Pays $15 After Guilty Verdict
James Conkin, Lebanon Springs, Given Jury Trial.

New Lebanon Grange Hall was packed to the doors Friday evening for the trial by jury of James Conklin, of Lebanon Springs. Conklin was arrested the night of March 22, by Corporal James Rose, of the State Police, on a charge of violation of the automobile traffic laws, it being alleged he operated his car with defective lights. When arraigned before Jude A. Ross Rider, Conklin requested a jury trial, hence the hearing Friday evening. Opening of the case was delayed about fifteen minutes, pending the arrival of Harold V. A. Drumm, of Chatham, attorney for the defendant. The state’s case was handled by Corp. Rose, assisted by Tooper Hillfrank, of the Petersburg patrol. Attorney Drumm had much difficulty acquiring a jury satisfactory to him and much time was taken up by the selection of the jury. The whole panel as drawn was soon exhausted and it became necessary for Judge Rider to select jurymen from eligible persons on hand as spectators. Trooper Rose testified for the plaintiff, and witnesses for the defense were the defendants and Wibur H. McKern. Following the taking of testimony, Attorney Drumm summed up for the defense and Trooper Hillfrank for the state, following which the jury retired to consider the case. After deliberating well into the second hour, the jury returned with a verdict of “guilty” and the defendant was fined $15.00 by Justice Rider. The jury as finally chosen was, Thomas Schell, Edward J. Flinn, Arthur C. Cartlton and Wilson Cole.

Oct. 19, 1939 – Chatham Courier – Chatham, NY
Two Given 30 Days for Red Rock Larceny
Suspended Sentence to Third for Theft of Metal

Three Red Rock men last week took the hard way to earn $5 and as a result two of the trio have thirty days in which to think it over their shortcomings, in the county jail, and their father, the third of the party, can do his thinking under suspended jail sentence for the next six months. James Conklin and his two sons, Francis and Henry, all of Red Rock, were charged by Joseph Dudoire(?), with petit larceny and after their arrest by Trooper J. J. Mirklas, of the New Lebanon State Police outpost, were arraigned before Justice of the Peace W. J. Spence of Spencertown, who meted (?) out the sentences. All three, according to authorities pleaded guilty to having gone to the Dudoire (?) Farm, in the Red River section, and dismantling various pieces of farm machinery. The ______ _______ (?) netted about 500 pounds of iron which the men trucked to Troy and sold for a ______(?) $5. The trip to Troy is estimated to have cost the thieves at least $1 for gasoline, leaving a possible net of $4, not considering the time spent. Judge Spence pointed out the fact that all three of the men could have found employment picking apples for which they would have been paid 5 (or 50 ? ) cents per hour and thereby each could have made as much, honestly, as the three made and quickly lost on their “hot junk.”

March 28, 1940Chatham Courier – Chatham, NY
Red Rock

Mr. and Mrs. James Conklin attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Susan Humphrey, of Roxbury, Conn., last Monday.

Oct. 10. 1940Chatham Courier – Chatham, NY
Brainard Station

James Conklin with his 3 sons and Charles Ashley are picking apples in Livingston.

Mar 22, 1945Chatham Courier – Chatham, NY
Court to Rule On Jury Award Against Former Co. Official
Dr. Louis Van Hoesen Is Defendant In Court Action

Supreme Court Justice William H. Murray of Troy, Yesterday reserved decision on a defense motion to set aside a $3,000 Albany County Supreme Court jury award in favor of James Conklin of McKnownsville, formerly of Lebanon Springs, against Dr. Louis Van Hoesen, former Health Commissioner of Columbia County. Mr. Conklin charged that he was committed to the Hudson River State Hospital at Poughkeepsie on Dr. Van Heusen’s certification that he required mental care. Conklin contends he was of sound mind. Deputy, sheriff Lloyd Church of Lebanon, as also named a defendant, but the jury returned a verdict of no cause for action against Church. The move to set aside the verdict was based, in addition to the usual grounds, on the grounds that the court attendant had informed members of the jury that separate verdicts could be returned.

May 4, 1961Chatham Courier – Chatham, NY
James Conklin Is Dead At 79

James H. Conklin, 79, a resident of Pulver Station, Town of Ghent, died April 28 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. A native of Richmond. Me., he had spent the greater part of his life in Columbia County. Mr. Conklin was a retired saw mill operator. He is survived by his wife, Anna Johnson: three sons, Francis and Henry of Mellenville, and George of Elmhurst, L. I.; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Winters, Valatie; a brother, Robert. Waterbury, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Flossy Johnson, Washington, Conn., and 12 Grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Sunday afternoon at the J. A. French Funeral Home. Chatham, with Rev. Oscar Arnold officiating, Intermets was in Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon.

Note from Coni: I found no Find A Grave for James – so created one and linked him

Find A Grave #: 162589560


Stephentown Historical SocietyGrave Records · NL002
Evergreens Cemetery
Conklin, Blanche    __/___/1910 ca  –  26/JAN/1978  –  31  – U     
Conklin, Grace C.  17/JUL/1898         –  21/JUL/1951     
Conklin, James        __/___/1882     –  __/___/1961           
Conklin, John L.    __/___/1901 ca   –  28/JUL/1978  –  52  – s     

Coni’s Note: I want to thank Susan Shepard for finding all these newspapers for us while on other Chagum research we are working on together. She happened across these and wanted to share. Susan is a professional researcher and is a very, very busy lady, I am truly honored she helps when she can, where she can. (she is amazing and I’m learning so much from her). Due to her high volume of work she is unable to personally answer any questions – please direct them to me and I will address them to her if need be. She is working on Samuel Chagum for us and has done a tremendous amount of work also on what happen to Mary (Molly) after James had passed and will be putting it all together for us when she completes what she needs to do with original 18th and 19th century records from several Connecticut towns.

Keep in mind: Susan is doing the hands on research for us – visiting sites, town records vaults and historical societies.

CT State Historical Preservation Office is spotlighting Barkhamsted Lighthouse

Thank you Laurie Lamarre for sharing this info:
For the next several weeks, #CTSHPO60 will shift the spotlight to Litchfield County and today, CT State Historic Preservation Office celebrates #Barkhamsted. The Barkhamsted Lighthouse Archaeological Preserve features the remains of a rural 18th and 19th century community of Native Americans, European Americans, and possibly African Americans. The archaeological remains include abandoned house foundations, discarded ceramics and tools, lost coins, coat buttons as well as gravestones marking the residents’ final resting places. The preserve tells a fascinating story of a group of “materially poor, ethnically diverse, occasionally maligned settlers eking out an existence on what ultimately were the social and economic margins of 18th and 19th century Connecticut.” The site was established in 1740 by James Chaugham, a Native American, and a European American from Windsor named Mary (aka Molly) Barber. The two raised eight children at the Lighthouse site, many of whom stayed and raised their own children. Although the community seemed to grow for a period, it was abandoned by 1869.

For more information on the preserve see: http://www.iaismuseum.org/research-and-collections/preserve-booklets/preserve-booklet-barkhamsted-lighthouse.pdf

Was sent a autographed Lewis Mills book today: The Legend of Barkhamsted Light House

I was so excited to receive a copy of this book! And to have it signed was amazing! This is one I didn’t have!
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Anne Walluk of Burlington “Friends” of the Library of Connecticut who thought of me & my research & sent me this copy (water damage is small) book is in wonderful condition otherwise~
These are the organizations that truly deserve donations (I will be making one to them) if you are interested in donating please see bottom 2 photos!
Such a beautiful gift…..a piece of my ancestors I can touch & read abt – hand down to my children~





Coni’s Theory: I believe James Chagum is actually James Hazard

After many years of researching and hunting down my Ancestor’s it has lead me to the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village – There has been many things over the years written abt my people and much of the stories can be based on some truth…. but not all of it~

I have been working on a new theory and need help proving one way or the other – regardless of how I work it – it always comes back to this theory~

Other theories:

James (of Barkhamsted) is either the son of  ‘Great James‘ & Janey Chagum or Samuel their son? (Samuel could possible be a brother to Great James -at time unsure – I believe they are brothers) it is the same Samuel Chagum that stole the canoe on Block Island & who I believe became the Nocakes/Noka part of the Narragansett Indians. (Due to indenturing of their children many changed their names – some several times)

Can listen to some of the story of Samuel Chagum here:

7/7/15 - Manisses: A People and a Place ℗Glenda Luck
Published on Jul 5, 2015 - Music: Provided to YouTube by CDBaby
Click here to hear: (Part 1)  "Narr 6 (feat. Coni Dubois)" by Glenda Luck
Click here to hear: (Part 2)  "Sam Chagum (Chagum's Pond)" by Glenda Luck  
Click here to hear: (Part 3) "Narr 7 (feat. Shirlyne Gobern - Coni Dubois)"  

My Theory: I believe that James of Barkhamsted is NOT the son of either “Great James’ or Samuel BUT the GRANDSON to ‘Great James’ & Janey Chagum/Chogam via their daughter Janey who had a Son named James HAZARD as written in Janey1 will (who I believe becomes our Barkhamsted James) I believe that if James & Mary did flee is it possible that James change his name also? (keep in mind we haven’t found Molly’s true identity yet – is she a Barber/Barbour or is that the maiden name of her Mother possibly?)

  1. We know that Janey1 Chagum (Wife to Great James) owned land on Block Island & Rhode Island hence her will (see below)
  2. I want to note: I believe Janey1 (Wife to Great James) is a Ninegretdaughter of George1 Augustus Ninegret & Sarah Sachem (Sarah is daughter of Thomas Sachem & Mary Penhawiss) I also believe is one of the reason the pond on block Island is called Sachem/Chagum Pond.
    Historical sketch of the town of Charlestown in Rhode Island : from 1636 to 1876

    Voted and resolved, that the trustees of Ninegret, sachem, render an account of their trust to the next session of this Assembly.
    Whereas, George Ninegret, Indian sachem of the Narragansett Indians, humbly requested of this honorable Assembly to appoint George Wanton, of Newport, in the county of Newport, merchant, one of his overseers, he being well assured of his fidelity and justice in the management of his affairs ; Whereupon, it is voted and ordered, that the said George Wanton be, and he is hereby, appointed a trustee or overseer to the said sachem, to have the same power in all respects with the other trustees.
    Notes: * Old Ninegret, who reserved this land for his tribe and himself, died somewhere about 1722. He gave to the colony a quit-claim deed of all his vacant lands, except a tract bounded as aforesaid: Beginning at the mouth of Cross’ mill brook, (anciently known as Davill’s,) where it empties into the salt pond, aud thence from said brook on a straight line northerly to Pasquesett pond, and then along Pasquesett brook until it joins the Pawcatuck river at Kenyon’s Mills ; thence along the said river westward to Benjamin Burdick’s bridge, (more recently called Brown’s bridge at Burdickville😉 and thence southerly toward Wequopogue, a stream running into Quonocontaug pond a little to the west of Quonocontaug Neck, and thence to the Post Road; and then following said road eastward to Christopher Champlin’s dwelling house, or very near it; and from thence south to the salt pond, and so along the shore of said pond to the first mentioned bound. http://ia600208.us.archive.org/5/items/historicalsketch01tucke/historicalsketch01tucke.pdf

7/27/2011: Email from Jeff Howe/Author in regards to my search for Jane Chagum – I don’t know if you had found her will in Charlestown 1756 (I think) it was published (abstracted) in R.I.Genealogical Register vol 7 #1 but basically names her daughter Janey Chagum, lands given to her by Tom Ninnegret in Ch. but says her father George Ninegret gave her lands in New Shoreham.   Jeff

Town Clerk’s Office: 4540 South County Trail – Charlestown, RI 02813 – (401) 364-1200 – (fax) (401) 364-1238 –  http://www.charlestownri.org/

Abstract of Will for Janey Chagam
RIGR Vol 7: Chagam, Janey, female, Indian, of Ch. Will dated 22 Mar 1762, proved 1st Mon Apr 1762, pg 55. Mentions: Daughter Janey Chagam. Grandson James Hazard son of daughter Janey Chagam. Land in Ch belonging to Neigrett & his tribe in Indians, said land now in the possession of James Chagam & was given me by the Present Sacham Thomas Nenigrett, Father George Nenigrett. Land in New Shoreham.  Witn: Peleg Cross, Jonathan Ladd, John Welch.

Will of Janey ChagamTranscribed by Coni Dubois 8/8/2011  – blanks are words I just can’t make out~

Charlestown March of 22 day in the Second year of the ___ King George the third over Great Brittan __ and in the year of our Lord Christ 1762
I Janey Chagam of Charleston in King County in the Colony of Rhode Island __(of) being of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament that unto (into) say first I will that all my funeral charges and just debts be paid in reasonable time after my deacas by my execater hereafter named out of my estate. Items I give and bequeath into my will beloved Grandson James Hazard son of my daughter Janey Chagam all my personal estate item I likewise give to my said Grandson all my rights and property of lands in said Charleston belonging to Nenigrett and his tribe of Indians said lands that I claime in now in the posesion of Jams Chogam and was given to me by the present Sacham Thomas Nenegrett Father George Nenigrett __ Item I likewise give to my said Grandson James Hazard all my right and tile of land lying on New Shoreham in the county of Newport and Colony above said to him his heirs and asign forever item my will is that my Grandson James keep and maintain me in sufficient meet, drink, clothing, washing and lodging during my natural life and at my deceas to give a decent buryal and I due appoint ordain my said Grandson James my whole and sole Executor of this my last Last will and testament hereby acknowledging and Disannulling all other former wills Leaguels and bequeaths ratifying and confirming this and do other to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the date afore written
Sign Sealed and delivered by the Jeaney Chogam as her last will and testament
In presence of us    The word and property was _______(inbrothed?) before signing and sealing
Peleg   Cross                                                                                                 Her
Jonathan Ladd                        Janey   Chogam  (+) seal (which is a circle with a cross in it)
John Welch                                        Mark 
_____________ (?) Town Clerk

Will of Janey Chagam Part 1Janey Chagum Will Part 2
3. At this time I am uncertain as to the father to James (Barkhamsted) – I do believe (still need to prove all of this) that possibly also named James Hazard (1st) or James was named after his Grandfather ‘Great James’

What I need is any and everything on any James Hazard from the 1700’s to the 1770’s – any help is appreciated~


Barber Cemetery – Burial of Reuben & Hannah (Chagum) Barber

Just wanted to re-share this post I had done on March 29, 2013~

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Barber Cemetery - Burial of Reuben &amp; Hannah (Chagum) Barber Part 1

Barber Cemetery 2Documents donated by Marianne “Cookie” Reimsnyder

Cemetery is located off of King Rd. in Beaver Dams New York

Note from Coni: Hannah & James Tombstone’s were unreadable – we used paper and some chalk to get last Hannah & James Tombstones.

Reuben Barber Tombstone

Reuben Barber's Tombstone Reuben Barber’s Tombstone

April 1949 - The Elmira Advertiser - Another Hero Gone - Reuben Barbour April 1849 – Reuben Barbour Obit – The Elmira Advertiser

Hannah Barber Tombstone Hannah Barber Tombstone

Hannah (Chagum) Barber Obit - Montour Falls NY Scrapbooks Hannah (Chagum) Barber/Barbour Obit – Montour Falls NY Scrapbooks 1-6-0137

James Barber Tombstone James Barber Tombstone

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