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Capt Matthew Saint John
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Birth: 1686
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1755
Sharon
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA


~MY ANCESTOR~
The son of MATHIAS & RACHEL (BOUTON) ST. JOHN, he was part of a group of men who purchased Ridgefield from Catoonah, Sachem of the Ramapoo Indians for 100 pounds on September 30, 1708 and was considered to be one of the original settlers of Ridgefield receiving Lot #18 in the first division of land. It was voted that he be paid 15 shillings for being the drummer (probably for the trainband) at at town meeting on December 27, 1715. He was chosen a "lister" in 1716, a surveyor in 1722 in Ridgefield, and a selectman for several years.

He married ANNE WHITNEY on October 13, 1709 in Ridgefield, Conn. On April 6, 1723, he sold his estate in Ridgefield and removed to Norwalk, settling in the town of Wilton. There, they were members of the First Cong. Church in Norwalk in 1732, and he was part of a commitee to call Rev. Sturges to the new parish of Wilton. He was chosen to be the Society clerk each year until 1745 when he and his wife removed to Sharon, Litchfield Co., Conn. The church removal record, dated June, 1745, called him "Captain".

In Sharon, he was chosen as the third deacon of the Sharon Congregational Church. "General History of the Town of Sharon" by Charles F. Sedgwick, 1877 gives his age at death (from his tombstone) as 69 years.

They were the parents of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John St. John, as well as, Sarah, ANNE (my ancestor), and Hannah.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Mathias Saint John (1667 - 1748)
  Rachel Bouton Saint John (1667 - 1748)
 
 Spouses:
  Ann Whitney Saint John (1691 - 1773)*
  Anna Whitney St. John (1691 - 1773)*
 
 Children:
  Anne Whitney St. John Cole (1717 - 1765)*
  John Saint John (1723 - 1784)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matthew Saint John (1686 - 1755)
  Samuel St John (1688 - 1755)*
  Nathan Saint John (1692 - 1749)*
  Mathias Saint John (1695 - 1732)*
  Benjamin St. John (1700 - 1782)*
  Elizabeth St John Hickok (1717 - 1801)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
From "Sharon Burying Ground": CAPT. MATTHEW SAINT JOHN died Aug. 3, 1755, ae 69 or 63.
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Sharon
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Nareen, et al
Originally Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Dec 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23272541
Capt Matthew Saint John
Added by: Gary Boughton
 
Capt Matthew Saint John
Added by: Gary Boughton
 
Capt Matthew Saint John
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Added by: Jan Franco
 
 
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- Mrs. Holly St. John Holbrook
 Added: Mar. 11, 2014
This is to my 5th great grandfather, who was one of the company, who bought Ridgefield of the Indians Sept 30 1708 and one of the original settlers of the place. Your not forgotten
- Diane Whitney
 Added: Sep. 7, 2013
7th Great Grandfather
- Rene Saenz-Tanner
 Added: Sep. 3, 2012
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