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Voluntown
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Sources: Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, edited by Frederic W. Bailey ©1896
Transcribed by Barb Ziegenmeyer

Voluntown named May, 1708.
This township was granted by the Court of Connecticut to the volunteers who served in the Narragansett war.
The Congregational Church was organized (first as a Presbyterian Church), October 15, 1723.
Rev. Samuel Dorrance, pastor, 1723/1770.
The following are the marriages.

Name

Spouse

Date

Notes

Francis Dean Esther Dean Oct. 20, 1729  
Robert Dixon Elizabeth Houston Jan. 29, 1730  
Mathew Rea Margaret Niven March 19, 1730  
Benjamin Parke Mary Church Dec. 29, 1730  
John Kasson Mary Dorrance Oct. 14, 1731  
Peter Miller Isabella Locker Dec. 28, 1731  
John Gordon Jennet Carr March 30, 1732  
Jonathan Rhodes Martha Stanbury June 5, 1732  
Alexander Stewart Jennet Rogers Nov., 1732  
James Parke Jane McDowell Nov., 1732  
David Hopkin Esther Wilson Aug. 27, 1734  
Philip Ellsworth Elizabeth Gordon Dec., 1734  
John Montgomery Mary Gordon April, 1735  
Benjamin Gallup Theody Parke May 22, 1735  
Joseph Parke Sarah Jamison May 27, 1735  
Samuel Gordon Elizabeth Carr Nov. 20, 1735  
Thomas Stewart Anne Rogers Jan. 29, 1736  
Daniel Miller Jennet McCurdy 1736  
Richard Keigwin ?? Downing Aug., 1736  
Robert Thompson Mary Taylor Dec. 16, 1736  
Robert Campbell Mary Trumbull Jan., 1737  
James Wilson Martha Hopkin Feb. 10, 1737  
Thomas Kasson Alice Gibson Jan. 7, 1741  
William McNeil Jane Henry 1741  
William Kinne Hannah Gallup April, 1741  
Samuel Torrance Jemima Parke July, 1741  
John London Agnes Campbell June, 1741  
John Dixon Jennet Kennedy Aug. 7, 1741  
Gain Miller Mary Hunter 1741  
Samuel Dorrance Nancy Alexander    
Moses Barnet Mrs. Safford Nov. 11, 1742  
John Wylie Sarah Campbell 1742  
Robert Hunter Jean Wylie ??  
John Rhodes Dorothy Gallup 1744  
Mr. Billings Ruth Lawrence ??  
Archibald Kasson Jane Dixon June 15, 1744  
William Jackson Jennet Dixon Dec. 26, 1744  
James Trumbull J. ?? Kennedy ??  
Samuel Kasson Eleanor Dixon Jan. 22, 1745  
Thomas Converse Esther Wilson April 10, 1746  
Robert Orr Mary Martin Aug. 11, 1746  
John Hineman Elizabeth Parke May 12, 1747  
Obadiah Rhodes Mary Stanbury June 4, 1747  
Benjamin Cady Mary Nichols Jan. 12, 1748  
Samuel Dorrance Margaret Trumbull Oct., 1748  
George Gordon Jenet Gibson Dec., 1748  
James Campbell Dinah McMain May, 1749  
Abijah Cady Alice Miles June, 1749  
Mr. Strowbridge Jane Gordon Oct., 1749  
Barnet Dixon Mary Bellow Feb., 1750  
Mr. Cole Mary Young Dec., 1749  
Mingo Gallup Sarah Babcock Feb. 28, 1750  
James Sweet Mary Nichols March 1, 1750  
Matthew Patrick Isabella Stranahan April 20, 1750  
Abner Ames Rachel Mansfield Oct. 14, 1755  
John Dixon, Jr. Jane Gordon Jan. 5, 1758  
George Dorrance Mary Wilson Jan. 25, 1758  
Robert Dixon Sarusana Dorrance Jan. 26, 1758  
John Dorrance Nancy Dixon 1759  
Daniel Gordon Jennet Hineman ??  
Joseph Alexander Sarah Dorrance ??  
Robert Patrick Mary Phillips ??  
Amariah Parke Hannah Mansfield 1759 (?)  
David Kennedy Mary Campbell ??  
John Phillips Sarah Dixon ??  

(Congregational Church organized June 30, 1779.)

Benjamin Gallup of Plainfield Martha Gallup of Voluntown Dec. 6, 1781  
William Green of Warrick, R.I. Susannah Dorrance of Voluntown Jan. 14, 1782  
Robert Dixon of Groton Sarah Wylie Jan. 15, 1782  
Stephen Spaulding of Plainfield Sarah Keigwin May 23, 1782  
Jonas Brown of Stonington Lucy Fish June 13, 1782  
John Curtis of Canterbury Nancy Dorrance July 4, 1782  
Manassah Bliss of Pomfret Lydia Griffith Dec. 19, 1782  
Nathaniel Gallup Rachel Smith Jan. 30, 1783 both of Voluntown
John Cole of Partridgefield Eunice Cole of Voluntown June 19, 1783  
Daniel Wylie Elizabeth Gardner Oct. 9, 1783  
Stephen Allen of W. Greenwich, R.I. Sarah Rhodes Feb. 12, 1784  
William Wilkinson Lydia Cady March 11, 1784  
John Green Mehitabel Tuckerman March 18, 1784  
Jared Lillie of Windham Susanna Tuckerman March 18, 1784  
Joseph Huston Elizabeth Campbell April 1, 1784  
Anthony Rhodes Rehebiah Budlong April 15, 1784  
John Cogswell of Preston Hannah Gallup May 13, 1784  
John Briggs Mary Hall of Plainfield May 27, 1784  
Amos Lawrence of Providence, R. I. Phebe Babcock Dec. 5, 1784  
Obed Spaulding of Killingly Margaret Eames Dec. 30, 1784  
James Knox Nancy Morse Jan. 20, 1785  
William Bennet Sarah Knox Jan. 20, 1785  
John Larkham Desire Morgan Feb. 6, 1785  
Philemon Eaton of Ashford Sarah Frink Feb. 10, 1785  
Hugh Kennedy of Cliftonpark Sarah Thornton Feb. 24, 1785  
Benadam Gallup Elizabeth Dorrance March 31, 1785  
Edward Hammond Phebe Whiting Aug. 4, 1785  
Lazarus Cory of Coventry Mary Montgomery Dec. 1, 1785  
H. Ledlie Dunlap of Plainfield Cynthia Campbell Dec. 22, 1785  
Edward Merriss of Exeter, R.I. Mary Sheffield Jan. 8, 1786  
Nathan Gallup Zeruiah Gallup Jan. 19, 1786  
Increase Blair of Worcester Huldah Campbell Feb. 9, 1786  
Andrew Colegrove Martha Larkin Feb. 19, 1786  
William Bardsley Elizabeth Lathrop March 23, 1786  
John Stanton of Stonington Elizabeth Fish April 13, 1786  
Reuben Thayer of Thompson Hannah Herd April 20, 1786  
Archibald Campbell Molly Wylie May 4, 1786  
Capt. Benjamin Horton of Barrington Aleanor Green June 4, 1786  
Nathaniel Gallup, Jr. Kesiah Kinne Sept. 7, 1786  
Benjamin Brewster of Windham Susanna Green Sept. 28, 1786  
Capt. John Stewart Susanna Briggs Oct. 5, 1786  
Nehemiah Hill Mercy Knight Oct. 12, 1786  
Jonathan King Margaret Knox Oct. 19, 1786  
Elisha Tucker Elizabeth Keigwin Oct. 29, 1786  
Burden Potter of Johnston Deborah Avery Nov. 23, 1786  
Patrick Campbell .Martha Babcock Dec. 7, 1786  
Levi Kinne of Plainfield Hannah Gallup Jan. 7, 1787  
Vose Palmer of Plainfield Celinda Stewart Jan. 12, 1787  
Robert Harris of Preston Lucretia Kennedy Feb. 15, 1787  
Rufus Mulkin of Preston Hannah Partelow March 14, 1787  
Asahel Partelow Mary Kennedy March 15, 1787  
Nathan Dow Agnes Gordon Sept. 16, 1787  
Henry Dow of Plainfield Rebecca Dow Dec. 6, 1787  
John Huston Jennet Douglass Feb. 14, 1788  
William Douglass Ruth Wilkinson March 13, 1788  
James Douglass Sarah Rouse March 16, 1788  
Joseph Campbell, Jr. Anna Whipple of Plainfield March 30, 1788  
Isaac Gallup, Jr. Mary Dean April 24, 1788  
James Alexander Mary Babcock May 8, 1788  
Joseph Tillinghast of West Greenwich Sarah Gorton Sept. 14, 1788  
George Warren Mary Moreland Sept. 21, 1788 (transient persons),
Benjamin Clark of Plainfield Bridget Palmer Oct. 2, 1788  
Seth L. Cutler, said to be of Mansfield Sabrana Jencks of Ellington Nov. 27, 1788  
Nehemiah Potter Phebe Babcock Nov. 27, 1788 both of Plainfield
Elijah Gates of Preston Anna Palmer Dec. 4, 1788  
Ephraim Keigwin of Preston Eunice Kennedy Jan. 1, 1789  
John Smith of Saratoga Lydia Sheffield Feb. 24, 1789  
Benjamin Colgrove Sarah Larkam March 1, 1789  
Preserved Pierce Dorcas Pierce March 1, 1789  
Jesse Matteson of West Greenwich Hannah Dow March 26, 1789  
James Gibson, Jr., of Coventry Elizabeth Thompson April 9, 1789  
Josiah Montgomery Ruth Bennet April 10, 1789  
Squire Hide Hannah Montgomery April 22, 1789  
Peter Burlingame Elizabeth Montgomery April 23, 1789  
Thomas Dixson Phebe Smith May 3, 1789  
Elisha Whipple of Plainfield Lydia Hutchinson May 3, 1789  
Col. Nathaniel Brown of Foster, R. I. Mrs. Mary Rhodes May 30, 1789  
William Stone Mercy Bailey July 16, 1789  
Moses Campbell, Jr. Phebe Stewart Sept. 10, 1789  
Levi Phillips of Preston Abigail Kinne Nov. 19, 1789  
William Green Rhodes Rebekah Kennedy Dec. 6, 1789  
Samuel Douglass, Jr. Catharine Hall Dec. 24, 1789  
James Campbell of Kinderhook Elisabeth Wylie Jan. 14, 1790  
Stephen Stacy Sarah Williams Feb. 4, 1790  
Alexander Dorrance of Hampton Rebekah Dixon March 18, 1790  
Job Bly Olive Rathbun of W. Greenwich, R.I. April 8, 1790  
Roswell Palmer Sarah Campbell April 8, 1790  
Jesse Wheaton Elisabeth Dixson May 5, 1790  
Abraham Allis of West Greenwich Polly Bowdish Aug. 2, 1790  
William Gallup, Jr. Almy Gallup Sept. 2, 1790  
Benjamin Morse Phebe Hall Sept. 2, 1790  
Hansom Perkins Huldah Montgomery Sept. 19, 1790  
Levi Cole Hannah Kinne Nov. 25, 1790  
Allen Campbell Mary Gordon Feb. 24, 1791  
Joseph Douglass Mary Campbell Aug. 11, 1791  
Nicholas Rhodes Sarah Adams Aug. 21, 1791  
William Barber of Mason, N. H. Mary Campbell Sept. 11, 1791  
James Knight of Plainfield Polly Herd Sept. 25, 1791  
Ambrose Coats of Stonington Lucy Partelow Oct. 2, 1791  
Robert Gordon Nancy Dixon Oct. 20, 1791  
Douglass Woodworth of Norwich Charlotte Dorrance Oct. 20, 1791  
John Dixson, Jr. Mary Matteson Oct. 30, 1791  
William Dixson Mary Kinyon Dec. 1, 1791  
Amos Wells of Charlton Mary Campbell Dec. 8, 1791  
Ayer Phillips, Jr., of Plainfield Anna Keigwin Dec. 22, 1791  
Adam Kasson, Jr., of Coventry, R. I. Margaret Gallup Dec. 29, 1791  
Moses Little of Patridgefield Anna Stoyell Feb. 2, 1792  
John Adams Jerusha Cooper Feb. 16, 1792 both of Killingly
Colonel Vaughn Anna Matteson Feb. 16, 1792 both of Voluntown
Job Pope of Plainfield Sarah Denison Feb. 23, 1792  
Peter Parker of West Greenwich, R.I. Mary Bly March 4, 1792  
Alexander Campbell, Jr. Salome Frink March 29, 1792  
Stephen Stacy Lucy Avery April 19, 1792  
Archibald Gordon Ann Mercy Green May 6, 1792  
Moses Gibson of Coventry, R. I. Esther Montgomery June 7, 1792  
Daniel Phillips of Plainfield Olive Keigwin Aug. 16, 1792  
Alexander Campbell Polly Frink Sept, 3, 1792  
Elisha Brown Thankful Colgrove Oct. 11, 1792  
Thomas Gordon Elisabeth Stewart Dec. 23, 1792  
Oliver Perkins, Jr. Anna Kennedy Dec. 24, 1792  
Charles Campbell Phebe Gorton Dec. 24, 1792  
William Popple Rachel Frink March 24, 1793  
David Lawrence Morven Wilkinson April 21, 1793  
Samuel Boardman of Preston Nancy Wylie Aug. 22, 1793  
James Dorrance of Foster, R. I. Mehitabel Green Oct. 14, 1793  
Joseph Hill Sarah Budlong Dec. 29, 1793  
Robert Douglass Jane Hall Feb. 6, 1794  
Douglass Park of Plainfield Olive Douglass April 24, 1794  
Stephen Colgrove Elisabeth Partelow June 12, 1794  
Jareph Kasson of Granby Margaret Wylie of Sterling Oct 9, 1794  

(The town of Sterling was set from Voluntown about the time of above date.)

Thomas Burlingame Sarah Montgomery Oct. 16, 1794 both of Sterling
Jeremiah Kinne of Plainfield Martha Dow of Sterling Oct. 30, 1794  
Ebenezer Dow, Jr., of Sterling Anna Stewart of Voluntown Nov. 30, 1794  
Gideon Waters of Glastenbury Thankful Wells of Voluntown Dec. 25, 1794  
Asa Brown of Stonington Lucy Dow of Sterling Jan. 15, 1795  
George Alexander Taylor of Plainfield Hannah Matteson of Sterling Feb. 19, 1795  
Zachariah Frink, Jr., of Voluntown Mary Frink of Sterling Oct. 22, 1795  
Porter Thayer Rosanna Hall Dec. 24, 1795  
Mumford Kinyon of Charlestown, R. I. Hannah Wage of Voluntown Jan. 12, 1796  
Soloman Place of Coventry, R. I. Martha Heard of Sterling Feb. 7, 1796  
Joseph Gallup Hannah Smith April 7, 1796 both of Sterling
Lot Larkham Elizabeth Kennedy April 28, 1796 both of Voluntown
William Almy Mary Olney Sept. 15, 1796 both of Sterling
Jedediah Bailey of Groton Mercy Stone of Sterling Oct. 30, 1796  
Alexander Dorrance of Foster Elisabeth Frink of Voluntown Nov. 10, 1796  
Russel Stevens Margaret Frink Nov. 17, 1796 both of Voluntown,
Elias Keigwin Rebekah Rhodes Jan. 3, 1797 both of Voluntown,
John Park Barbara Wylie Jan. 12, 1797 both of Voluntown,
Dorrance Knox Nancy Bennet of Sterling Jan. 30, 1797  
Lieut. Nicholas Keigwin Mary Gordon Feb. 2, 1797 both of Voluntown,
Joseph Mot Mary Vaughn Feb. 2, 1797 both of Voluntown,
Nathan Rice of Coventry, R. I. Sarah Hoxsie of Voluntown Feb. 2, 1797  
John McNeil of Sterling Polly Dixon of Voluntown Sept. 10, 1797  
Samuel Herrick of Plainfield Betsey Dewyer of Sterling March 25, 1798  
Lieut. William Briggs of Voluntown Hannah Stephens of Sterling May 3, 1798  
George Babcock of Pittsfield Sarah Briggs of Voluntown June 21, 1798  
Warden Johnson of Coventry, R. I. Phebe Knox of Sterling June 28, 1798  
Ebenezer Sweet of Greenwich Elizabeth Avery of Sterling Nov. 25, 1798  
Capt. Thomas Gordon Sarah Susanna Dixon Dec. 2, 1798 both of Sterling
Thomas Cole of Fairfield, N.Y. Sally Brown of Sterling Jan. 24, 1799  
Samuel Millet of New York Rachael Douglass of Sterling Feb. 7, 1799  
Daniel Dow Susanna Douglass March 28, 1799 both of Sterling
John Kinyon, Jr. Susanna Thurston April 14, 1799 both of Sterling
Archibald Gordon of Sterling Mrs. Sally Wylie of Voluntown June 23, 1799  
Jonathan Bitgood Hannah Stanton July 4, 1799 both of Voluntown
Samuel Robbins, 3d Phebe Wage July 16, 1799 both of Voluntown
Hezekiah Brown Elisabeth Cole July 21, 1799 both of Sterling
Caleb Perkins of Sterling Sally Alexander of Voluntown July 25, 1799  
Allen Shurden of W. Greenwich, R. I. Dorcas Button of Sterling Dec. 15, 1799  
James Potter Olive Wilson, both of Sterling Feb. 10, 1800  




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