Loomis

 

My Loomis ancestors

The following information on my early Loomis ancestors is summarized from the book "Loomis Family in America" and other sources.

GENERATION 1
01. Laurent Lummyus was born in abt 1491 in Thaxtead, Essex, England.
GENERATION 2
02. Thomas Lummys, son of Laurent was born on April 12, 1507 in Thaxsted.  He married Ann Stephen in 1535, daughter of Thomas Stephen.  Thomas died on October 28, 1551 in Thaxsted.
GENERATION 3
03. John Lummys, son of Thomas and Ann was born in January 1535 in Thaxsted.  He married Kyrsten Pasfield in 1561.  John died on April 12, 1567 in Thaxsted.

The 2 children of John and Kyrsten are:

1 Edward Loomis (Abt. 1556 in Thaxstead, Essex, England - )
2 John Loomis (See Below)
GENERATION 4
04. John Loomis, son of John and Kyrsten was born on Janurary 29, 1562 in Thaxsted, Essex, England.  He married Agnes Lingwood on June 30, 1589, daughter of John Lingwood and Jane Marlar.   John died on May 26, 1619 in Braintree.

The 7 children of John and Agnes are:

1 Joseph Loomis (See Below)
2 Ann Loomis (1592 in Braintree, Essex, England - Sep 23, 1630 in Braintree, Essex, England) age 38
3 Sarah Loomis (1594 in Braintree, Essex, England - May 29, 1619 in Braintree, Essex, England) age 25
4 Elizabeth Loomis (1596 in Braintree, Essex, England - May 29, 1619 in Braintree, Essex, England) age 23
5 Geoffrey Loomis (Abt 1598 in Braintree, Essex, England - 1625 in England) age 27
6 Jane Loomis (1598 in Braintree, Essex, England - May 29, 1619 in Braintree, Essex, England) age 21
7 Godfrey Loomis (Abt 1600 in Braintree, Essex, England - 1625 in Braintree, Essex, England) age 25
GENERATION 5
05. Joseph Loomis, son of John and Agnes was born on August 24, 1590 in Braintree, Essex, England.  He was a woolen-draper.  According to the source "The Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America", he married Mary White on June 30, 1614.  Mary is the daughter of Robert White and Bridget Allgar.  Joseph and Mary had 8 children, all born in England, and came to America with them. Several sources say he sailed from London, England 11 April 1638, on the ship "Susan and Ellen," arriving in Boston, Mass. 17 July 1638.  Other sources claim he probably came to Windsor in the summer or autumn of 1639 in company with Rev. Ephraim Huet, who arrived at Windsor, Aug. 17, 1639. Records indicate he stayed about a year in Dorchester, Mass.  Town records of Windsor, Conn. show that on 2 Feb. 1640, he was granted 21 acres from the Plantation adjoining Farmington River on the west side of the Conn. River. This acreage included the site of the first English settlement made in Conn. Also there were several large tracts of land on the east side of the Conn., partly from the town and partly purchased.  His house was near the mouth of the Farmington River on "The Island." That area was called "the Island" because when raining, the Connecticut River overflowed, causing it to temporarily become an island.  Their five sons were freeman--believed to mean those who enjoy political liberty.  Joseph died on November 25, 1658 in Windsor.

The 8 children of Joseph and Mary are:

1 Joseph Loomis, II (Abt. 1615 in Braintree, Essex, England - Jun 26, Hartford, CT)
                      Married Sarah Hill (1621-1653) on Sep 17, 1646 in Braintree, Essex, England
2 Sarah Loomis (1617 in Braintree, Essex, England - Aug 28, 1689 in Hartford, CT)
                      Married Nicholas Olmstead (1612-1684) on Sep 28, 1640 in Hartford, CT
3 Elizabeth Loomis (Jun 10, 1619 in Braintree, Essex, England - Nov 16, 1675 in Killingworth, Essex, England)
                      Married Josiah Hull (1616-1675) on May 20, 1640 in Hartford, CT)
4 Mary Loomis (Abt. 1620 in Braintree, Essex, England - Aug 19, 1680)
                      Married John Skinner (bef 1624-1650)
5 Deacon John Loomis (See Below)
6 Thomas Loomis (1624 in Braintree, Essex, England - Aug 28, 1689)
                      Married Hannah Fox (-1662) on Nov 1, 1653
7 Samuel Loomis (Abt 1628 in Braintree, Essex, England - Oct 1, 1689 in Westfield, Hampden, MA)
                      Married Elizabeth Judd (1635-1696) on Dec 27, 1653 in Hartford, CT
8 Nathaniel Loomis (1629 in Braintree, Essex, England - Aug 19, 1688 in Hartford, CT)
                      Married Elizabeth Moore (1638-1728) on Nov 24, 1653 in Hartford, CT
GENERATION 6

06. Deacon John L. Loomis, son of Joseph and Mary was born abt. 1622 in Braintree, Essex, England.   He was accepted in the Windsor Church 11 Oct. 1640. Granted forty acres of land from the Plantation on 3 May 1643, lived in Farmington, Conn. 1652 to 1660, returned to Windsor, Conn., was Deacon of the Church. His monument still stands in Windsor Burying Ground, will is in the Probate office at Hartford, Conn. name is signed "John Loomys."  He married Elizabeth Scott on February 3, 1647 in Windsor.  She is the daughter of Thomas Scott and Anna.  They had 13 children.  John died on September 2, 1688 in Windsor.  Click here to see a picture of John's gravestone on the site of Kathleen Burnett.  It is the oldest Loomis gravestone in America.

The 13 children of John and Elizabeth are:

1 John Loomis (See Below)
2 Joseph Loomis (Nov 7, 1651 in Windsor, CT - Feb 26, 1715 in Windsor, CT)
            Married Hannah Marsh on Jan 28, 1675
3 Thomas Loomis (Dec 3, 1653 in Farmington, CT - Aug 12, 1688 in Hatfield, MA)
            Married Sarah White (1662-) on Mar 31, 1680 in Hatfield, MA
4 Samuel Loomis (Jun 29, 1655 in Farmington, CT - Jun 30, 1655 in Farmington, CT)
5 Sgt. Daniel Loomis (Jun 16, 1657 in Farmington, CT - Jun 25, 1740 in Windsor, CT)
            Married Mary Ellsworth (1660-bef 1713) on Dec 23, 1680 in Windsor, CT
6 James Loomis (Sep 19, 1659 in Farmington, CT - Dec 14, 1669 in Windsor, CT) age 10
7 Timothy Loomis (Jul 27, 1661 in Windsor, CT - May 19, 1710 in CT)
             Married Rebecca Porter (1666-1750) on Mar 20, 1689 in Windsor, CT
8 Nathaniel Loomis (Jul 8, 1663 in Windsor, CT - Jun 25, 1732 in Bolton, CT)
             Marrried Ruth Porter
9 David Loomis (May 30, 1665 in Windsor, CT - Jun 24, 1665 in Windsor, CT)
10 Samuel Loomis (Aug 12, 1666 in Windsor, CT - May 20, 1754 in Colchester, CT)
             Married Elizabeth White (1667-1736) on Jul 2, 1688 in Windsor, CT
11 Isaac Loomis (Aug 31, 1668 in Windsor, CT - Dec 12, 1688 in Windsor, CT)
12 Elizabeth Loomis (May 8, 1671 in Windsor, CT - Dec 11, 1723)
             Married John Brown (1668-1728)
13 Mary Loomis (Aug 7, 1673 in Windsor, CT - May 14, 1675 in WIndsor, CT) age 1
GENERATION 7
07. John Loomis, son of John and Elizabeth was born on November 9, 1649 in Windsor, CT.   His first wife's name is unknown as "History of Ancient Windsor Vol. 2" and "Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America" show her name as a blank.  He had 9 children with her.  He married (2) Sarah Boltwood on December 30, 1696, widow of Isaac Warner and the daughter of Robert Boltwood and Mary Gernor.  He died on August 31, 1715 in Windsor.

The children of John and his unknown first wife are:
1 Mary Loomis (Mar 20, 1652 in Windsor, CT - Nov 4, 1769 in Killingworth, CT)
                      Married John Buel (1671-1746) on Nov 20, 1695 in Windsor, CT
2 Elizabeth Loomis (Dec 31, 1677 - )
3 Deborah Loomis (Jan, 1679 - )
                      Married Johnathon Filley on Jun 5, 1700
4 Zachariah Loomis (See Below)
5 Ezekiel Loomis (Oct, 1683 in Windsor, CT - 1756 in Lebanon, CT)
                      Married Mary Temple (1686-1733 on Jul 6, 1715 in Concord, MA
6 Ephraim Loomis (Nov, 1685 - Jan 10, 1697) age 11
7 Rebecca Loomis (Dec, 1687 - )
                      Married Josiah Rockwell (1678-1742) on Dec 10, 1713
8 Ruth Loomis (Jan 28, 1688/9 - Apr 1763)
                      Married John Adams on Jun 20, 1708
       1. Samuel Adams (Jan 26, 1712 - Jul 22, 1754)
9 John Loomis (Mar 28, 1692 - )
GENERATION 8
08. Zachariah Loomis, son of John was born in November 1681 in Windsor, CT.  He married Joanna Abell in 1707.   Joanna is the daughter of Caleb Abell and Margaret Post and has royal ancestry.  Zachariah and Joanna had 10 children.  He died on April 6, 1751 in Lebanon, CT.

The 10 children of Zachariah and Joanna are:
1 Joanna Loomis (Jun 22, 1707 in CT, Bef Apt. 1718 in Lebanon, CT)
2 Margaret Loomis (Jun 26, 1710 in Lebanon, CT - Mar 1, 1789 in Windsor, CT)
         Married Daniel Rockwell (1707-1775) on Feb 20, 1732 in Windsor, CT
3 Zachariah Loomis (Apr 14, 1712 in Lebanon, CT - Aug 7, 1715 in Lebanon, CT) age 3
4 Abigail Loomis (Dec 1, 1715 in Lebanon, CT - )
         Married David Wolcott (1711-1779) on Nov 15, 1756 in Guilford, CT
5 Joanna Loomis (Apr 13, 1718 of Lebanon, CT - )
         Married Joseph Lyman (1718-1751) in Dec 2, 1741 in Lebanon, CT
6 Ebenezer Loomis (Jun 11, 1720 of Lebanon, CT - Nov 28, 1759 in Lebanon, CT)
         Died of smallpox at age 40
         Married Hannah Snow (1724-1762) on Jan 13, 1751. 
         1. Ebenezer Loomis (Apr 1752 - May 22, 1762)
         2. Hannah Loomis (Apr 11, 1754 - aft. 1762)
         3. Samuel Loomis (Apr 20, 1757 - Nov 22, 1759)
7 Elizabeth Loomis (Jun 22, 1722 in Lebanon, CT - Oct 11, 1751 in Coventry, CT)
         Married Lemuel Kingsbury (1725-1758) on May 9, 1749 in CT
         1. Lemuel Kingsbury (Sep 20, 1750 - )
8 Zerviah Loomis (See Below)
9 Zachariah Loomis (Sep 12, 1726 in Lebanon, CT - Dec 23, 1797 in Andover, CT)
         Married Huldah Jones (1729-1798) on Mar 25, 1751
         He served as a Private under Leach in the French and Indian War.
         1. Lydia Loomis (Dec 29, 1751 - )
         2. Israel Loomis (Dec 26, 1754 - Feb 22, 1834)
         3. Huldah Loomis (Dec 1, 1756 - )
         4. Joanna Loomis (Oct 1, 1758 - Jul 1, 1837)
         5. Lois Loomis (Feb 13, 1761 - )
         6. Eunice Loomis (Feb 13, 1761 - )
         7. Ebenezer Loomis (Oct 14, 1763 - May 27, 1836)
         8. Zachariah Loomis (Apr 28, 1770 - Dec, 1844)
         9. Abigail Loomis (Bef. 1772 - )
10 Ruth Loomis (Jun 14, 1729 in Lebanon, CT - 1775) 
         Married Elijah Strong (1733-1775) on Mar 18, 1756
         Children listed in "The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong"
         1. Olive Strong (Jan 7, 1758 - )
         2. Elizabeth Strong (Jun 10, 1759 - )
         3. Elijah Strong (Jul 4, 1760 - )
         4. Ruth Strong (Aug 19, 1762 - Nov 9, 1850)
             Married Alexander Morton (1759-1822) on Dec 2, 1784
         5. Submit Strong (Oct 19, 1763 - )
         6. Joanna Strong
         7. John Strong
         8. Ebenezer Strong (Feb 13, 1770 - Aug 3, 1846)
             Married Sarah Bradley in 1808 - 7 children
         9. Ann Strong
GENERATION 9
09. Zerviah Loomis, daughter of Zachariah and Joanna was born on September 2, 1724 in Lebanon, CT.  She married Ebenezer Jones on December 4, 1745.  They had 14 children.  Zerviah died on April 1, 1808.  I descend from their son Miles Jones who married Mehitable Adams.

 

Spelling of the Loomis surname

The name Loomis has been spelled over 42 diferent ways since 1600.
(Source: Savage's Gen. Dictionary, Vol. III, p. 111-115)

Lamas, Lames, Lamus, Lammas, Lamos. Lamys, Lewmas, Lomack, Lomacks, Lomas, Lomatz, Lomax, Lomes, Lomies, Lomis, Lommas, Lommatz, Lommes, Lomnitz, Lomys, Loomas, Loomax, Loomes, Loomis, Loomiss, Lomes, Looms, Loomys, Lowmas, Lumas, Lumass, Lumax, Lumes, Lumis, Lummas, Lummis, Lummix, Lummox, Lummus, Lumus, Lumux, Lumys. 

 

Migration pattern of the Loomis family
England -- Connecticut

 

Surnames that married into my Loomis family

ABELL

JONES LINGWOOD PASFIELD
SCOTT STEPHEN WHITE

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Loomis links to royalty

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Zachariah Loomis (1681-1751) married Joanna Abell, daughter of Caleb Abell and Margaret Post.  Both of Joanna's parents have ancestors that can be traced back to the Plantagenet Kings.

 

Loomis information on the internet

The Loomis GENFORUM
http://reocities.com/heartland/orchard/3217/Loomis/pafg01.htm#419
Loomis Families of America and DNA Project
Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America
Loomis Family Crest

 

Special Documents
blueball.gif (111 bytes) The last will and testament of John Loomis, dated April 15, 1619.

 

Books
1 "Genealogy of the Loomis Family, Descendants of Joseph Loomis" by Elias Loomis (1875)
2 "Loomis Family in America" (1908)
3 The Descendants, by the Female Branches of Joseph Loomis Who Came from Braintree, England in 1638, and Settled in Winsor, Connecticut, in 1639" E. Loomis (1989).
4 The History of Ancient Windsor, Vol. II, by Henry R. Stiles, p.434
5 Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 3, by James Savage, p.112

 

My Descent From The Loomis Line

Generation Father Mother
17 Oliver Lummyus (1469-1535)  
16 Laurent Lummyus (1491-1540  
15 John Loomis (1535-1567) Kyrsten Pasfield (1526-1567)
14 John Loomis (1562-1619) Agnes Lingwood (1565-1619)
13 Joseph Loomis (1590-1658) Mary White (1590-1652)
12 John Loomis (1622-1688) Elizabeth Scott (1625-1696)
11 John Loomis (1649-1715)  
10 Zachariah Loomis (1681-1751) Joanna Abell (1682-1759)
9 Ebenezer Jones (1718-1800) Zerviah Loomis (1724-1808)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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