52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2018 #6 – Favorite Name

So many names to choose from! There are over 2000 names in my database for family history research which isn’t really very many, but I have kept the database to blood relations only, children, parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. For the earlier ancestors I have not included brothers and sisters. Too much information!

My favorite name is really favorite names because I have selected a husband and wife.

Neazer and Thankful Scofield

Neazer (not Ebenezer) was born 22 May 1754 son of Samuel Scofield in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Thankful was born 1 March 1757 daughter of Sylvanus Scofield, in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Neazer and Thankful are my 5x great grandparents. Neazer’s father, Samuel Scofield and Thankful’s father Sylvanus Scofield were brothers. This relationship really screws up the family history program.

The immigrant ancestor for the Scofield’s was Daniel Scofield (my 9x great grandfather) who was born in England and came to America in 1641. He was a founding settler of Stamford, Connecticut. He paid 25 pounds sterling for his land. This Scofield line descends to Levi Scofield a Seventh Day Baptist minister in Janesville, Wisconsin whose daughter Sabrina married Levi Squires father to Edwin and Mary Squires, parents of Grace Irene Squires Foreman, mother of Grandma Hancock.

Thankful Scofield head stone

Neazer and Thankful had 13 children, most born in Stamford, Connecticut but several were born in Hadley, New York.  Thankful died 28 June 1836 at 79 years old in Hadley, Saratoga County, New York.

Neazer Scofield

Neazer died 26 September 1846 at 93 years old. He served as a private in the local militia prior to the Revolutionary War, as a volunteer for 115 days in 1775. He continued to serve in militias in 1776 and enlisted in 1777 and returned to his family 1n 1778.

Thankful Scofield, Gray's Cemetery

Neazer and Thankful are buried in the former Scofield Cemetery now named Gray’s Cemetery in Hadley, Saratoga, New York.

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