Root, Capt. Eli

Root, Capt. Eli

Male 1731 - 1804  (73 years)

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  • Name Root, Eli 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 27 Feb 1731  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1786  Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 28 Oct 1804  Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Buried New Yard, Weybridge, Addison County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find A Grave lists no such cemetery in Vermont. Index to known cemetery listings by Vermont Historical Society does not list this cemetery.
    Person ID I147  Sackett
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2016 

    Family 1 Sacket, Mindwell,   b. 15 Feb 1732, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 10 Jul 1755  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Root, Eli Jr.,   b. 28 Dec 1755, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1828, Orwell, Addison County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Root, Lovisa,   b. 13 Oct 1757, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1839, Chatham, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Root, Royal,   b. 29 Nov 1759, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    +4. Root, Azariah,   b. 20 Dec 1761, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1851, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Root, Abner,   c. 2 Jun 1765, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1847, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Kellogg, Experience,   d. 27 Oct 1820, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Jan 1772  Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Root, Esperience,   c. 22 May 1774, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F14959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1731 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1755 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Root, Eli Jr. - 28 Dec 1755 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Root, Lovisa - 13 Oct 1757 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Root, Royal - 29 Nov 1759 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Root, Azariah - 20 Dec 1761 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Root, Abner - 2 Jun 1765 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1772 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Root, Esperience - 22 May 1774 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1786 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Oct 1804 - Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Yard, Weybridge, Addison County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was opposed to the Boston Tea Party and felt that was an abhorrent means of the colonists displaying their displeasure with Great Britain. He signed, along with other prominent citizens, in 1774, instructions to their representative in the legislature of their distaine of such actions. He was sent, in 1777, to the legislature to aid in forming their state constitution and was moderation of the town meeting in 1779 and one of the committee who drew up instructions for the representatives of the town in the state militia.

      He was a lieutenant of the militia and afterwards a captain. - [Sue Waterman]
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      Mindwell Sackett, born 2-15-1732, daughter of Benini Sackett & Mindwell Smith married 7-10-1755 Capt. Eli Root (b. 2-27-1731, d. 1804).
      New Yard, Weybridge, Addison Co., Vermont, US
      Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections

  • Sources 
    1. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2015.
      Name: Eli Root
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 27 Feb 1731
      Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Father Name: Joseph Root
      Mother Name: Sarah

    2. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2015.
      Name: Eli Root
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 27 Feb 1730
      Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Father Name: Joseph Root
      Mother Name: Sarah

    3. [S927] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 22 Mar 2016.
      Name: Ell Root
      [Eli Root]
      Birth Date: 27 Feb 1731
      Birth Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Death Date: 1804
      Death Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
      SAR Membership: 88354
      Role: Ancestor
      Application Date: 27 Feb 1962
      Father: Ensign Joseph Root
      Mother: Sarah Root
      Spouse: Mindwell Sackett
      Children: Azariah Root

      National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
      Application for Membership
      Ray E. McCurdy, Descendant of Eli Root

      Ray E. McCurdy, age 73, b. 15 Oct 1888 in Massena, Cass County, Iowa
      Descendant of Eli Root, b. 27 Feb 1731, in Westfield, Mass; d. 1804 in Pittsfield, Mass.

      (1) Son of James Van McCurdy b. 4-6-1856, Dubuque Co., Iowa; d. 12-30-1921, St. Louis, Mo.; and his 1st wife, Gertrude Holaday, b. 5-6-1866, Winterest, Iowa; d. 3-4-1905, Bonesteel, S. Dak.; m. 12-15-1876, Massena, Iowa.

      (2) Grandson of Samuel Holaday, b. 11-8-1839, Vermillion Co., Ind.; d. 3-29-1906, Massena, Iowa; and his 1st wife, Almira Root, b. 2-23-1841, Wyandotte Co., Ohio; d. 10-31-1914, Massena, Iowa; m. 12-14-1860, Adair Co., Iowa.

      (3) Great-grandson of Azariah Root, b. 11-23-1790, Pittsfield, Mass.; d. 11-18-1873, Fontanelle, Iowa; and his 1st wife, Myra Skeels, b. 9-13-1796; d. 2-12-1861, Adair Co., Iowa; m. 1820, Ohio.

      (4) Great-grandson of Azariah Root, 12-20-1761, Pittsfield, Mass; d. 12-31-1851, Ohio; and his 1st wife, Ellen Barbour, b. 1761; d. 1845; m. 10-5-1788.

      (5) Great-grandson of Eli Root, b. 2-27-1731, Westfield, Mass.; d. 1804, Pittsfield, Mass.; and his 1st wife, Mindwell Sackett, b. 2-15-1732, Westfield, Mass.; m. 7-10-1755, Westfield, Mass.

      (6) Great-grandson of Ensign Joseph Root, b. 6-16-1688, Westfield, Mass.; d. 2-10-1750; and his wife, Sarah, d. 1-24-1758.

      (7) Thomas Root, b. 1648, Farmington, Conn.; d. 8-16-1709, Westfield, Mass.; and his 2nd wife, Mary Spencer, d. 11-4-1690.

      (8) John Roote, b. 2-26-1608, Badby, England; d. 8- 1684 [Aug 1684]; and his 1st wife, Francis Kilbourne, b. Wood Dilton, Eng; d. 1697.

      Ancestor's Service: As Captain, in command of a group of men engages in Colonel James Easton's Regiment, marched from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Canada, August 4, 1775 and was dismissed December 30, 1775. Served 22 weeks and 2 days, also in command as Captain, of a group of men who were engaged in Canada, January 1, 1776. Served 3 months and 23 days.

      Eli Root was a member of the Legislature in 1777 to aid in forming the State Constitution.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith.

    4. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 22 Jun 2016.
      Name: Eli Root
      Event Type: Miscellaneous
      Residence Date: 1786
      Residence Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    5. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2015.
      Name: Elli Roots Esq.
      Event Type: Death
      Birth Date: abt 1730
      Death Date: 28 Oct 1804
      Death Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
      Death Age: 74

    6. [S904] U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 22 Jun 2016.
      Name: Eli Root
      Birth Year: abt 1730
      Event: Death
      Death Date: Abt 1804
      Death Place: Pittsfield
      Age at Death: 74
      Newspaper: Columbian Centinel
      Publication Date: 10 Nov 1804
      Publication Place: Massachusetts, USA
      Call Number: 485704

      Ancestry.com. U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

    7. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 8 Sep 2015.
      Name: Mindwell Sacket
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1755
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Eli Root

    8. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 22 Jun 2016.
      Name: Experience Kellagg
      Event Type: Marriage Intention (Marriage)
      Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1772
      Marriage Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Eli Root

      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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