1600-1699 Colonial America New Haven, CT Thomas Mix (Meekes) William Robert Thompson

THOMAS MIX (MEEKES), MIXES & TURNERS ~ COLONIAL AMERICA ~ New Haven, CT

Thomas Mix (Meekes) (Immigrant, New Haven, CT) (9th & 10th GGF)

1624–1691

BIRTH 1624 • London, Middlesex, England

DEATH 9 JUN 1691 • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

9th great-grandfather

My grandparents in the 1600s Colonial America, New Haven, CT were publicly whipped for fornication. They were “forced” to marry. Later on, they were not good Puritans and were once again fined or whipped and others whipped as well for theft and receiving stolen goods. Imagine if today we were found guilty of sins and crimes, taken to the middle of town and our neighbors could take turns whipping us?

Some of my Connecticut ancestors were wealthy. Many graduated from Harvard and Yale. But every family has their drama. Life was full, rich, complicated, hard, dangerous. Some, like Rebecca Turner (who was whipped when she was young and pregnant), lived to be 100! Many children never grew up. Most didn’t make it to 40.

THOMAS MIX was born in London, England. He came to New Haven, Connecticut about 1643 and died there 1691.

He held such offices as constable and fence viewer. He was a shrewd business man and became a substantial and wealthy citizen of New Haven.

In 1649, he married Rebecca Turner, daughter of Captain Nathaniel Turner. She was born1631 and died 1731 (100 years old).

At his death Thomas Mix divided his large estate among his children. All of whom became heads of families, and the sons of persons of repute. A number of his descendants in the early days of the colonies graduated from Harvard and Yale Colleges. Among them have been farmers, clergymen, politicians, authors and business men.

Members of the Mix family intermarried into leading families of Connecticut and are related to the following nationally known families, to-wit: Yale, Edwards, Burr, Fitch, Grant, Beecher, Foote and Cleveland.

Thomas and Rebecca Mix are the ancestors of: Rev. Stephen Mix, clergyman and author; Stephen Mix Mitchell, United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont; Donald Grant Mitchell.

The executors of the Will of Thomas Mix were his sons John and Stephen. Children —

1. John born 1649, died January 21, 1711, residence, New Haven, married Elizabeth Wilmot.
2.Nathaniel born September 14, 1651, died October 14, 1725, residence, New Haven, married Mary Pantry.
3. Daniel Mix
4. Thomas born August 30, 1655, residence Norwich, Connecticut, married June 30, 1677, Hannah Fitch.
5. Rebecca born January 4, 1657, died October 17, 1734, residence New Haven, married John Yale.
6. Abigail born in 1659, residence in Hartford, Connecticut, married John Pantry.
7. Caleb born 1661, baptized December 15, 1661, died August 12, 1708, residence New Haven, married first Hannah Chidney, second married Mary Bradley.
8. Samuel born January 11, 1663, died April 10, 1730, residence, New Haven, married Rebecca Pardee, July 26, 1699.
9. Hannah born June 30, 1666, residence Hartford, married June 25, 1691, Thomas Olmstead.
10. Esther born November 30, 1668, died 1670.
11. Rev. Stephen born November 1, 1672, died August 23, 1738, residence, Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he was the pastor of the First Congregational Church for 44 years. He was a graduate of Harvard College. On December 1, 1696, he married Nancy Stoddard, daughter of Rev. Solomon Stoddard of Northampton, Massachusetts.

” — Arthur Orison Dillon, *The Ancestors of Arthur Orison Dillon and His Poems*, 1927, privately printed, p 27-28.

His sources for MIX: Jacobus

*New Haven*,

*New Haven Colonial Records*,

*Connecticut Men in the Revolution*,

*Histories of Meridian, Cheshire and 11 Wallingford, Connecticut*,

Revolutionary Army Records, Pension Bureau, Washington, D.C.”,

“Records of Muskingum County, Ohio.

Under WAR RECORDS … NEW HAVEN SOLDIERS …



KING PHILIP’S WAR: “MIX, THOMAS (1628? -1691), about 6 acres excess; m 1649 Rebecca Turner; 11 children. Because of his age and large family, we may suspect an error in the original figures [because 6 acres excess indicated long service.” — Donald Lines Jacobus,

*Families of Ancient New Haven*,1922-1932, p 240 From same, p 1195: “MIX. FAM. 1. THOMAS of NH [New Haven], d 1691;m Rebecca da, Nathaniel Turner.”

“Mr. Samuel Goodanhousen was called to give in security for the portions of his wives children. He said he had paid Mr. Yale 35 L,which he accepted for full satisfaction for his wives portion, and for Thomas Meekes he is willing to accept of the house and 19 acres of land next the Towne (lying by ye necke highway) for ye portion of Rebecka Turner, now his wife, and Thomas Meekes declared in court that he is willing to accept of ye said 19 acres of land, be it more or less & ye house & home lott & barne at towne, in full satisfaction for his wives portion, and Mr. Goodanhouse did now in court pass the house, home lot & barne, and the said 19 acrs of land, be it more or less, which was Capt. Turners and Thom Meekes accepted it for full satisfaction.” —

*Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649*, transcribed and edited by Charles J Hoadly, Hartford CT (Case, Tiffany, and Co) 1857, p 480, under “AT A COURT HELD AT NEW HAVEN THE 4TH OF SEPTEMBER, 1649.”

  • Hi,

    I can definitely tell you that Rebecca Turner was the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Turner who was born about 1600 in England, Nathaniel married Margaret Leachland. Captain Nathaniel Turner had been a soldier in the Lowlands of Europe before coming to America. Thomas Meekes/Mix married Rebecca Turner in the New Haven Colony on Jan 19, 1649. I visited New Haven last summer and did Meekes/Mix/Turner research there. 

    Thomas Meekes, the name was changed to Mix early on in America, very possibly during his lifetime, although this can not be determined for certain today.  Although I found his children all went by the last name of Mix from the time of their birth. Anyway, Thomas Meekes came to America aboard a ship by the  name of, “Hector” and landed in Mass. The best information I have found on him is that he went to school in London when he was young, but I have unable to find out if he lived in London.

    His father was Daniel Meekes born about 1600, and he may have died the year of Thomas’s birth, which was around 1624.  I can find no information at all about who his mother was. The ship “Hector” sailed from Boston, Mass for what would become the New Haven Colony around 1637. The living conditions were very primitive to begin with, in fact after landing in New Haven, I have read that some lived in caves near the ocean to begin with. I visited the ocean beach area where the, “Hector’, probably landed during my trip
  • Captain Nathaniel Turner came to America in the 1620’s and settled in Lynn, 
    Massachussetts. He was the Constable of Boston by 1632, and he held different 
    positions and offices in Boston. In the late 1620’s his home burned down, and 
    he joined the group moving to New Haven Colony. The Colony was divided into 9 
    squares, only the founders of the community were able to receive land on one 
    of these squares. Captain Nathaniel Turner is listed as one of the founders 
    of the New Haven Colony, and he received land, he lived on in the 9th square. 
    Incidentally, he did sail aboard the “Hector” in January, 1646 for Europe,  and he and all aboard this ship were lost as sea. The famous poet Longfellow  wrote a very piognant poem about this lost ship and its crew, where Captain 
    Nathaniel Turner it mentioned. I believe a copy of the poem can probably be found in many libraries that have Longfellow materials today.

    Thomas Meekes/Mix came as a youth to America, but after settling in the New Haven Colony, which today is know as New Haven, Connecticut, he became a wealthy and prosperous man. He was what was called a, “fence setter” then, today a fence setter would be called a land surveyor. As mentioned above, he married Rebecca Turner the daughter of Captain Nathaniel Turner and Margaret Leachland on Jan 19, 1649. Thomas death is listed as having taken place in either 1691 or 1692, Rebecca lived to be over 100 years old, and died in 1731. Thomas and Rebecca Mix had either 11 or 12 children, the number depends on what source you except.

    His mansion was located between what is now State and College Streets, in what is now the downtown area of New Haven. I visited the area while in New Haven, it is lovely even today. I found mention of Thomas’s mansion, and the land that surrounded it, in the original New Haven Colony papers, there was even mention of peach trees growing around the place.
Yale University

  • Thomas Mix’s direct descendants were very involved in the founding of the now famous Yale University. Three Mix men owned the three corners of the now famous Yale “Green” that the college was built on. The Mix’s not only were very involved in raising funds for the college, but there were very early Mix graduates of Yale. Rebecca Turner’s sister, Mary Turner, married a Yale, and the school was named for this Yale family. Also, one of Thomas Meekes 
    daughters married into to this very Yale family.


  • I visited the famous Grove Street Cemetery where there are early Mix headstones. I do not have the pictures of the headstones in front of me, but if memory serves me correctly your John Mix and his wife Elizabeth are buried 
    there, and their headstones can been seen today. The Mix headstones in this cemetery range from the 1650’s to today. I also visited the New Haven Historical Society, they have a great deal of original Mix material. I found 
    references to Thomas Meekes/Mix as a single man, and also he and Rebecca are mentioned later on. The Society had a original copy of Thomas Meekes will, he died a wealthy man with over 800 pounds of silver onhand, leaving all of his money to his family. Your John Mix, who was the oldest son, along with his youngest brother, Stephen Mix, were the managers of their father’s will. Incidentally, I do not know if you are aware of this, but Elizabeth Wilmot 
    was a widow when John married her.
  • In closing, Mix is a name well known in New Haven even today. In the War of 
    1812 a descendant of Thomas Meekes/Mix and Rebecca Turner named Thomas Mix, organized a fighting force and prevented the British from burning New Haven to the ground. Also, I found on a major war memorial in New Haven on the 
    famous Yale “Green”, it has a Mix listed as having served in World War I, and 
    another Mix who had served in World War II.

    Some or all of this research I have shared with Mix researchers before, but if you know of other Meekes/Mix/Turner researchers who might be interested in it, I would appreciate it if you would forward it on–Thank You!

  • Regards,
    Mary Mix Lowrey

  • My 11th generation grandparents were Thomas Meekes/Mix and Rebecca Turner. My 
    Mix line continues through their son, Daniel Mix, born Sept 8, 1653 in the 
    New Haven Colony, Daniel married Ruth Rockwell
  • Thomas Mix, Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn. 
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  • Previous page  of 1 Next pageZoom in Zoom out 100%Rotate 90 degrees right90 Mix ThomasPosted 18 Dec 2017 by spartan8509(I) Thomas Mix or Meekes was of New Haven in 1643 and died as early as 1691 . He left a good estate and mentioned ten children, all of whom were living. His sons John and Stephen were executors. He married, 1649 , Rebecca , daughter of Captain Nathaniel Turner ; she died June 14, 1731 . Children: John , born 1649 , mentioned below; Nathaniel , September 14, 1651 ; Daniel , September 8, 1653 ; Thomas , August 30, 1655 ; Caleb , died young; Rebecca , January 4, 1658 ; Abigail , 1659 ; Caleb , 1661 ; Samuel , January 11, 1663 ; Hannah , June 30, 1666 ; Esther , November 30, 1668 , died 1670 ; Stephen , November 1, 1672 . 

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Chris_Edy Thank you This is great Clarisa Mix Stillman, Thamas Mix 9th Great Grandfather1 year ago Flag Hide

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Walt Mix Thank you for this! I am trying to figure out a connection between the Mixes at New Haven and those who settled at Mix Run, Pennsylvania. Are they related?1 year ago Flag Hide

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  • ELEVENTH GENERATION: http://www.familyorigins.com/users/f/i/s/Gordon-M-Fisher/FAMO1-0001/d51.htm1920. Thomas (1) (MEEKES) MIX was born in 1624 in England. He died in 1691 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. 8th ggf of Gordon Fisher 

    “Thomas [MIX or MEEKS], New Haven 1643, m. 1649 Rebecca, d. of capt. Nathaniel Turner, had John, the eldest, b. 1649; Nathaniel, 14 Sept. 1651; Daniel, 8 Sept. 1653; Thomas, 30 Aug. 1655; Rebecca, 4 Jan. 1658, all bapt. 23 May 1658; Abigail, 1659, bapt. 22 Jan. 1660; Caleb, bapt. 15 Dec. 1661; Samuel, b. 11 Jan. 1664, bapt. 21 Feb. foll.; Hannah, 30 June 1666, bapt. 12 Aug. foll.; Esther, 30 Nov. 1668, d. within 2 yrs.; and Stephen, 1 Nov. 1672, H[arvard]. C[ollege]. 1690. He d. early in 1691, his inv[ventory]. wh. shows good est. being of 9 June, nam. all the ten liv. ch. in his will of Apr. preced., made s. John and Stephen excors.” 
    — James Savage, *A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer’s Register*; Boston (Little, Brown & Co.) 1860; v. 3, p. 222 

    Also, same, p. 223:”The name was first writ. Meekes.” 

  • “THOMAS MIX was born in London, England. He came to New Haven, Connecticut about 1643 and died there 1691. He helkd such offices as constable and fence viewer. He was a shrewd business man and became a substantial and wealthy citizen of New Haven. In 1649, he married Rebecca Turner, daughter of Captain Nathaniel Turner. She was born 1631 and died 1731. At his death Thomas Mix divided his large estate among his children. All of whom became heads of families, and the sons of persons persons of repute [sic, 2 sentences].

    A number of his descendants in the early days of the colonies graduated from Harvard and Yale Colleges. Among them have been farmers, clergymen, politicians, authors and business men. Members of the Mix family intermarried into leading families of Connecticut and are related to the following nationally known families, to-wit: Yale, Edwards, Burr, Fitch, Grant, Beecher, Foote and Cleveland. (P) Thomas and Rebecca Mix are the ancestors of: Rev. Stephen Mix, clergyman and author; Stephen Mix Mitchell, United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont; Donald Grant Mitchell (Ik Marvel [!?]), authot and consul to Venice, Italy. (P) The executors of the Will of Thomas Mix were his sons John and Stephen. Children —


  • 1. John born 1649, died January 21, 1711, residence New Haven, married Elizabeth Wilmot.
    2. Nathaniel born September 14, 1651, died October 14, 1725, residence New Haven, married Mary Pantry.
    3. Daniel Mix [see Daniel (1) MIX].
    4. Thomas born August 30, 1655, residence Norwich, Connecticut, married June 30, 1677, Hannah Fitch.
    5. Rebecca born January 4, 1657, died October 17, 1734, residence New Haven, married John Yale.
    6. Abigail born 1659, residence Hartford, Connecticut, married John Pantry.
    7. Caleb born 1661, baptized December 15, 1661, died August 12, 1708, residence New Haven, married first Hannah Chidney, second married Mary Bradley.
    8. Samuel born January 11, 1663, died April 10, 1730, residence New Haven, married Rebecca Pardee, July 26, 1699. 9. Hannah born June 30, 1666, residence Hartford, married June 25, 1691, Thomas Olmstead.
    10. Esther born November 30, 1668, died 1670.
    11. Rev. Stephen born November 1, 1672, died August 23, 1738, residence, Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he was the pastor of the First Congregational Church for 44 years. He was a graduate of Harvard College. On December 1, 1696, he married Nancy Stoddard, daughter of Rev. Solomon Stoddard of Northampton, Massachusetts.” 

    — Arthur Orison Dillon, *The Ancestors of Arthur Orison Dillon and His Poems*, 1927, privately printed, p 27-28. His sources for MIX: Jacobus *New Haven*, *New Haven Colonial Records*, *Connecticut Men in the Revolution*, *Histories of Meridian [sic], Cheshire and Wallingford, Connecticut*, 
    “Revolutionary Army Records, Pension Bureau, Washington, D.C.”, “Records of Muskingum County, Ohio”. 

    Under WAR RECORDS … NEW HAVEN SOLDIERS … KING PHILIP’S WAR: “MIX, THOMAS (1628?-1691), about 6 acres excess; m 1649 Rebecca Turner; 11 children. Because of his age and large family, we may suspect an error in the original figures [because 6 acres excess indicated long service???].” 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-1932, p 240 


  • From same, p 1195: “MIX. FAM. 1. THOMAS of NH [New Haven], d 1691; m Rebecca da, Nathaniel Turner.” 

    “Mr. Samuel Goodanhousen was called to give in security for the portions of his wives children. Hee said he had paide Mr. Yale 35L, wch he accepted for full satisfaction for his wives portion, and for Thomas Meekes he is willing to accept of the house and 19 acrs of land next the towne (lying by ye necke highway) for ye portion of Rebecka Turner, now his wife, and Thomas Meekes declared in court that he is willing to accept of ye said 19 acrs of land, be it more or less & ye house & home lott & barne at towne, in full satisfaction for his wives portion, and Mr. Goodanhouse did now in court pass the house, home lot & barne, and the said 19 acrs of land, be it more or less, wch was Capt. Turners, and Thom Meekes accepted it for full satisfaction.” 

    — *Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649*, transcribed and edited by Charles J Hoadly, Hartford CT (Case, Tiffany and Co) 1857, p 480, under “AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN THE 4TH OF SEPTEMBER, 1649.” 

  • From Ed(win) F. Chesney, 362 Appleblossom Lane, Bay Village OH 44140 Phone 216-871-7039, 19 May 1994: [THERE ARE SEVERAL PASSAGES SEPARATED BY ROWS OF HYPHENS, AND TERMINATED WITH A MESSAGE IN ALL CAPS] 

    “From the genealogy of Jonathan Mix [no further identification]: Thomas Meekes (Mix) of New Haven, 1643, born —-?, died early in 1691, leaving good estate and names ten children all living; John and Stephen executors; married 1649, Rebecca, daughter of Captain Nathaniel Turner. The twelve children are then listed, two of which were dead. 

    ————————– 

    This write-up on Thomas Mix was sent to me [i.e., Ed Chesney] by Newell A. Williams, in 1983: 

    Thomas Mix 

    The normal picture, that we have, of the Puritans that settled New England is that of sober, law-abiding, industrious men and women. In fact often they seem too good to be true. This little story will, to some extent, change that, and perhaps make them seem more human. The founder of the Mix family in America was Thomas Mix. The name was spelled Meekes in the early New Haven records. Later he signed a report as Thom. Mexx. From whence he came, we do not know. He was first mentioned in the New Haven records in 1647. 

  • To set the stage for our story, let’s talk a bit about Nathaniel Turner. He also is an ancestor of ours. He more nearly fits the picture of the brave, hardy Puritan pioneer. Captain Turner was one of the original founders of New HAven in 1639. He was a man of some means. His net worth was estimated to be 800 pounds in 1643. One of the more well-to-do planters, he helped explore the land in Connecticut as far west as the Hudson River, where he made contact with the Dutch of New Amsterdam. There is some indication that he went as far as the Delaware River into what is now Pennsylvania. 
  • New Haven was a seaport, and some of the richer men decided to build a ship to promote trade with the other colonies and England. It was finished, and in January of 1646 it sailed for England with Captain Turner on board. It was never heard of again. Two hundred years later, Longfellow wrote a poem commemorating the tragic voyage. Turner left his wife an estate of about 450 pounds including a debt of 14 pounds owed her by Thomas Mix. He also left her with several children, one of whom was a daughter named Rebecca. Later Mrs. Turner remarried [this time] a Mr. Samuel Goodanhousen, a Dutchman, presumably from New Amsterdam. 

    In 1649 Thomas and Rebecca got into trouble, or to put it more bluntly, Thomas got Rebecca in trouble. The following is a direct quote from the New Haven Colonial Record. 
  • “Thomas Meekes and Rebecka Turner was called before ye court to answer to their sinful miscarriage [sic] in matter of fornication, with sundry lyes added thereto by them both in grose and hainiouse manner. The matter hauing bine formerly heard before the governor in a private way, which was now declared to ye court in their presence, and they called to answer. Thomas Meekes said he could say nothing against which bine declared but it is true, and he desires to judge and condemn himself for it in ye sight of God and his people. And for Rebecka Turner, she acknowledges the things ye charged was true, and though she had said Thomas Meekes had had to do with her but once, yett it was oftener, as she now saith.” 
  • There was further testimony that implied that Rebecka had had an affair with another man [a Mr. Westerhousen], as the governor told the court. 
    “The Governor told ye court that they have heard ye several passages of ye business concerning Thomas Meekes and Rebecka Turner, wherein beside ye fornication there hath bine much impudence in lying, especially one his pte [on his part], calling God to witness ye truth of a thing which himself knew to be false, as he now professeth. Also ye passages concerning Mr. Westerhousen, and what is proved upon oath, yett not owned by him, which leaves the court much unsatisfied. 

    “Matters being thus prepared, before ye court proceeded sentence, Mr. Goodanhousen desired to speake, and desired the court to consider that Rebecka is weake and haath sore breasts with a froward child, that therfore, if it may be, thay would spare corporall punishment, and if they laid a fine he would see it paid. 

    “The court having heard and weighed what was spoken, proceeded, and ordered that Thomas Meekes be severely whipped for his folly of sinful vncleanness, and for lying and misscariages that way be fined 5 pounds. 


  • “For Rebecka Turner that she also be whipped, if in referenced [sic] to her self and child it may stand wth due mercy, but upon a view and search by midwife sister Kimberly, the court saw cause to forbeare that, and ordered her to paye a fine of 10 pounds, wch Mr. Goodanhousen Promised [sic] to paye for her.”

    [Added later: The foregoing quotation can be found in *Records of the colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649*, transvribed and edited by Charles J Hoadley, Hartford (Case, Tiffany and Company) 1857, p 469-471, under “A COURT AT NEWHAVEN THE 3TH [sic] OF JULY, 1649”, p 467-479; Mr Goodanhousen is identified in testimony omitted in the above quotation as Rebecca’s “father”; actually he was her stepfather — she was daughter of Nathaniel Turner and Margaret Leachland] 

    It can be stated here that Thomas and Rebecka were married. Under the circumstances, they had no other choice, but this did not end their troubles. 

    A year or so after the above trial, a Richard Fido and Nicholas Sloper, indentured servants of neighbors of Thomas Meekes, were charged with theft, lying, disorderly night meetings, drinking “strong watter” and having feasts at night on stollen food from their master. The testimony brought Clements, who persuaded them to steal a pistol from one of their masters. Clements later sold it to an Indian for 12 shillings. 

    Clements was a friend of Thomas Meekes, and introduced the two servants to him. Clements suggested to Sloper that he live with Thomas, after his term of servitude expired, stating “It was the best place he had found.” At times the servants would steal meat from their masters, and bring it to the Meekes’ house. Here Rebecka would cook it, and they would eat and drink until late at night. 

    About this time the two servants stole a heifer. They cut off its ears, so that the identifying marks could not be seen. Then they sold it to Thomas. Several days later the heifer escaped and returned to its rightful owner. Thomas knew where it was, but made no attempt to claim it. On being called to the court, and being charged with these inditements, Thomas answered as follows: 

    “It was true that James Clements did bring Fido and Sloper to sundrie meetings at his house, to drink strong watter, and eat some meate, also at one time he did receive a bushell of corne, and a peece or two of beefe wch Sloper brought wch they dressed for them to supper, and told Sloper that if his Mistress gave him leave he might come. As for the heiffer, when James went away he told him he had a heiffer he would sell him wch Richard’s master gave him. So he bought the heiffer for 5 pounds and pd James 3 pounds and was to pay 40 shillings to Richard Fido. He kept her a while in his yard, but she gott out and went to Mr. Gibbard, and he going thither saw her in ye yard, but because he bought her nof of Fido, as well as James, he would not speak to Mr. Gibbard, till hee had spake with Fido, and when he spake with him, he vunderstood that they had stole the heiffer from Mr. Gibbard, yet bpon his desire he promised to keepe it secrett.: 

    Thomas was told that servants could not own cattle, and that the ears had been clipped, should have told him that the heifer had been stolen. At this he was silent and could not answer, but said he desired to owne his sinn.” 

    “Rebecka Meekes, wife of Thomas Meekes, was called befor ye court and told that amone severall others, she was charged with partaking wth them in ther sinn, intertaining mens servants in ye nite season when their Gouerners were in bed, that she had satt and drunke strong watter wth them vnfitt for her sex in such season & in such manner, and when her husband had wth drawne, she hath kept them company, and received other stollen goods, and that it was a great agravation both in her and her husband, that it was so quickly after they were sentence in this court for other sinnful miscariags. She was bid to speak is she had anything to say to cleere herself. She answered she knew not what to say.” 

    The court sentenced the two servants to be jailed, whipped, and to work off their debts & fines, as for Thomas & Rebecka: 

    “They are guilty of intertaining & inviting mens servants such as they might well suspect came in disorderly sinnful base way, in ye night when ther Gouernors were in bed, to drink strong watter, they also have received stollen goods, and that against ther light, for when Sloper brought the bushell of corne, he said it was not safe for him to receive it, yet did so. They buy a heiffer of 5 pound price wch they might vpon grounds declared to them, conceit [sic] she stollen, and when it was told them it was stole, yet then promised to conceal it. The Court considered what a micheivous example this is, and how dangerous it is to nourish vnrighteousness & disorder in a plantation. 

    “Therfore the sentenc of ye court is that Thomas Meekes paye twenty pownds a fine for these misdemenours and miscariages, and when Fido & Sloper is wipped, he and his wife are to come to ye whipping post, and stand ther, putting each of them one hand into ye hole of the post, and stand ther while ye others whipped: that they may haue part of ye shame wch ther sinn deserveth: and to give security for the fine, or paye it presently, and to paye the due charges of the prison.. 

    “Mr. Goodanhouse before the court ingageth himselfe, for ye payment of this fine wthin a moneth: and ingageth himselfe in 10 pounds more, for the appearance of Thomas Meekes and his wife to fullfil the sentence of ye Court when Fido and Sloper are whipped.”
  • [Added later: The preceding quotations can be found in *Ancient Town Record, Volume I: New Haven Town Records 1649-1662*, edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven CT (New Haven Colony Historical Society) 1917, p 3-14, under “AT A COURT HELD AT NEW-HAVEN THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY 1649 [i.e. 1649-50], p 1-14] 

    Samuel Goodanhouse proved to be a good stepfather & stepfather-in-law to the two young people. They continued to live in New Haven, and with age became more respectable. Thomas later became a freeman and constable. He lived in New Haven 40 more years, and Rebecca lived until 1731, when she must have been around 100 years old. 

    Their son, Daniel, married Ruth Rockwell, daughter of John Rockwell, and great-granddaughter of Bernard Capen. My wife [i.e. Newell A. Williams’ wife], Pauline Reed Williams, was of Capen ancestry, both on her mother’s and father’s side of the family. Our children can trace their lineage back to Bernard Capen through three families. 
    Daniel Mix was one of the first settlers of Wallingford, Connecticut. The Mix family lived there for over one hundred years. During this time they seemed to be closely associated with the Royce family, as there were several marriages between the two families. In the City of Wallingford, there is still the Royce House, which is preserved as a historical monument. 

    Josiah Mix married Keziah Royce (now changed to Rice). Josiah, who had been a Revolutionary War soldier, joined the great western migration, and moved to Rootstown, Portage County, Ohio, in 1816. Their graves can still be seen in the Old Rootstown Cemetery (1980). 

    Josiah’s son, Samuel Rice Mix, grew up in Ohio, and was the father of Newell Mix. Newell Mix married Ruth Elizabeth Kent, and about 1875 moved to Varthage, Missouri. Ruth was birn in Southwick, Massachusetts, but grew up in Atwater, Ohio. She was on a visit to Southwick when she married Newell, who had been going to college in Massachusetts. 

    I never knew my grandfather, Newell Mix, but my grandmother Mix was everything a grandmother should be, a little old lady who lived in an old brick house with an old barn to play in. The house had a dark mysterious cellar, and a fascinating attic with all kinds of treasures. Above all, grandmother made the best cookies in the world for her ten year old grandson. 
    Newell A. Williams — August 22, 1981″ 

    ———————— 

    The Potter-Richardson memorial has the following: 
    Mix, Thomas, born about 1628, came to New Haven, Connecticut, about 1643 from London, England. He married in New Haven in 1649, Rebecca Turner, 1631-1731, daughter of Nathaniel Turner of New Haven. Town records show them involved in a series of misdemeanors between 1649 and 1652. Later he became a fence viewer, constable, served in the wars, and in 1668 was a contributor to the Hopkins Grammar School. He died in New Haven in 1691; his widow died in 1731. (references: New Haven Town records and Families of Ancient New Haven by Jacobus.) 
    [END OF QUOTATION FROM EDWIN CHESNEY’S FAMILY GROUP RECORD] 

    “Mr. [John] Davenport’s efforts in favor of education in New Haven, appear throughout the colonial records. His design was, to have first, common schools, then, grammar schools, and finally a college. Common schools were immediately begun. By a donation of Gov. Hopkins, obtained chiefly through the influence of Mr. Davenport, a grammar school was established; and a foundation for a college was laid by a grant from the town of New Haven.

    ….. (P) Mr. John Davenport, senior [at a town meeting] ….. first propounded to the town, whether they would send their children to the school, to be taught for the fitting them for the service of God, in church and commonwealth. If they would, then, he said, that the grant of that part of Mr. Hopkins his estate, formerly made to this town, stands good; but if not, then it is void; because it attains not the end of the donor. Therefore, he desired they would express themselves.

    Upon whoch Roger Alling declared his purpose of bringing up one of his sons to learning; also Henry Glover one of Mr. William Russell’s, John Winston, Mr. Hodshon, Thomas Trowbridge, David Atwater, Thomas Meeks {Mix); and Mr. Augur said that he intended to send for a kinsman from England. Mr. Samuel Street declared, that there were eight at present in Latin, and three more would come in summer, and two more before next winter. Upon which Mr. Davenport seemed to be satisfied; but yet declared, that he must always reserve a negative voice, that nothing be done contrary to the true intent of the donor…..

    (P) What has accomplished at this town meeting went beyond mere declarations? There was actions as well as profession. James Alling, son of Roger Alling, was graduated at Harvard College, 1679. James Alling was a congregational minister in Salisbury, Massachusetts. His father, Roger Alling, was one of the signers of the “fundamental agreement.”

    (P) Noadiah Russell, who was graduated at Harvard College in 1681, was son of William Russell, and grandson of James Russell, one of the first planters. Mr. Glover was named guardian of Noadiah Russell, in the will of his father, William Russell. Noadiah Russell was minister of MIddletown, and was a man of great respectability and influence.

    (P) Nathaniel Hudson, whose name appears in the Harvard Catalogue, as one of the class of 1693, was the son of John Hodson or Hodgson, merchant, of New Haven. The will of John Hodson is dated July, 1690, and in it, provision is made for the college expenses of his son Nathaniel. Of the subsequent history of Nathaniel Hodson, I am ignorant.

    (P) Stephen Mix, minister of Wethersfield, Connecticut, was graduated at Harvard College, 1690, and was son of Thomas Mix of New Haven. The Rev. Stephen Mix was one of the most able of the Congregation ministers of his time.

    (P) The advantage to the colony from this single effort in facor of liberal education, cannot easily be estimated. The reason that so many belonging to New Haven, were educated at Harvard before the year 1700, is found chiefly in the zeal and widely extended influence of Mr. Davenport.” 

    — James L. Kingsley, *A Historical Discourse Delivered by Request before the Citizens of New Haven, April 25, 1838, the Two Hundredth Annicersay of the First Settlement of the Town and Colony*, New Haven (B & W Noyes) 1838, p 91-2. 

    “AT A TOWNE MEETING HELD AT NEWHAVEN NOVEMBER 9TH 1668: ….. The Towne was informed yt now was ye time agreed upon to Choose new Constables for ye yeare ensueing, & the Votes being given in it appeared That Thomas Morris & Thomas meekes [sic] were Chosen at ye towne, and Samll Hemmingway at ye iron workes, all for ye yeare ensueing. Tho: meekes & Sam;; Hemmingway now tooke oath, but Thomas Morris dsired a little time to Consider of it, which was graunted him.” 

    — *Ancient Town Records, Volume II, New Haven Town Records 1662-1684*, edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven CT (New Haven Colony Historical Society) 1919, p 240 He was married to Rebecca TURNER on 19 Jan 1649 in New Haven, New Haven, CT.1921. 

    Rebecca TURNER was born in 1631 in New Haven, New Haven County, CT. She died on 14 Jun 1731. Ed Chesney has note: “The Dillon Genealogy gives her death date as 1731, if true, then she would have been 100 years old, when she died. /// Ann Marie Bennet aka Mix, gives her death date as June 14, 1731, 100 years. /// Newell A. Williams gives her death as June 14, 1731.” 8th ggm of Gordon Fisher 

    “Jeremiah Osborne informed the court that Henry Pecke reported that their maide (Sarah Ollard,) was wth child by him ye said Jeremiah. Henry Pecke answered that such a report of ye maid was brought into his house as he tooke it vp, but vpon examination it proved to be hbut a supposition, and he reported that it was so, but he sees that it was his mistake and his sinn & is sorrey that he was so foolish to speake so, and for Jeremiah being the father of it, it was his mistake also, for he hearing some a talking of Jeremiah and the maide, tooke it vp that they spake of that matter and him to be ye father, but vpon examination it appeared they spake of no such thing, but that Jeremiah was to haue her, but vpon this mistake he reported it.

    He was aked whoe brought it to his house, he said goodwife Bunill. Goodwife Bunill said that she had said to goodwife Pecke that goodwife Charles wished ther was not more in ye towne in Rebecka Turners case, for ther was a maide that satt neere her at meeting that did barnish apace, but she named nobody, nor could she tell who it was, and she said to goodwife Charles, if that he yor thoughts yow were best speake of it wher yow best may. Goodwife Charles, that she and Thomas Marshall (whoe was at worke at her house,) being speaking aboute Rebecka Turner, what a sad thing it was, she said it is well if ther be no more in her case, she remembers no more that she saide. Henry Pecke was asked if he had any witnes that could cleare it that either of these women was ye auther of this report, he said he had none. The plantifs hauing also spoken what they would in ye case, the court proceeded to sentence, and ordered that Henry Pecke paye to Jeremiah Osborne & Sarah Ollard for ye wrong he hath done them 5L, wch is to be devided betwixt them.” 


    — *Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649*, transcribed and edited by Charles J Hoadly, Hartford CT (Case, Tiffany and Co) 1857, p 478, under “AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN THE 7TH OF AUGUST, 1649.” 

    “REBECCA MIX, wife of Thomas Mix. — 1658, May 23, Nathaniel, [1651, Sept. 14]; 1658, May 23, Daniel, [1653, Sept. 8]; 1658, May 23, Thomas, [1655, Aug. 30]; 1658, May 23, Rebecca, [1657, Jan. 4]; 1659, Jan. 22, Abigail; 1661, Dec. 15, Caleb; 1663, Feb. 21, Samuel, [1663, Jan. 11]; 1666, Aug. 12, Hannah, [1666, June 30.]” 
    — “Baptisms in New Haven, Conn.”, NEHG Register, v 9 Oct 1855 p 361. Children were: 

     i. John (1) MIX was born in 1649 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He died on 21 Jan 1711 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Jacobus in *Families of Ancient New Haven* has d. 20 Aug 1711 He was buried in City Burial Grounds NH. I list 2 spouses for this man, but there may have been only 1: there is disagreement in my sources about who his spouse(s) was(were). 

    “JOHN [MIX], b 1649 NHCCtm d 21 Jan 1711/2 NHV, ae. 62 NHTl; m Elizabeth da. Benjamin & Elizabeth Wilmot, bp 23 Sep 1649 NHCl, d 20 Aug 1676 NHV, 21 Aug ae. 61 BHTl.” Children: (1) John b 25 Aug 1676 New Haven, bp 12 Aug 1688 New Haven d 20 Dec 1721 New Haven, 10 Dec 1722 ae. 47 m (1) 25 Nov 1702 New Haven — Sarah da. John & Ann (Vicars) Thompson b 19 Jan 1671 NHV [1671/2] d 21 Nov 1711 New Haven m (2) 12 Nov 1712 New Haven — Elizabeth Booth who d May 1716 New Haven m (3) 14 Feb 1716/7 New Haven — Esther da. Joseph & Esther (Winston) Morris, wid John Peck, Esther b 3 Sep 1684 New Haven d 19 Aug 1751 ae. 65 New Haven; she m (3) Joseph Smith. (2) Esther b 25 Dec 1678 New Haven bp 12 Aug 1688 New Haven d 16 Sep 1746 New Haven ae. 68 m Theophilus Munson. (3) Elizabeth b 18 Feb 1681 New Haven bp 12 Aug 1688 New Haven d 26 Feb 1758 ae. 76 m 4 Aug 1713 Wallingford — John Atwater. (4) Joseph b 18 Dec 1684 New Haven bp 12 Aug 1688 New Haven d 12 Feb 1757 ae 72 New Haven, Lieut., m (1) 24 Mar 1709 New Haven — Hannah da. John & Sarah (Glover) Ball b 12 Jan 1689/90 New Haven d 20 Jan 1752 ae. 62 New Haven m (2) Rebecca —– who d 30 Apr 1774 Wallingford, she m (2) Samuel Hall of Wallingford. (5) Stephen b 24 Mar 1686/7 New Haven. (6) Abigail b 17 Apr 1687 New Haven [?1688], bp 12 Aug 1688 New Haven d 19 Aug 1770 Wallingford , 7 Sep 1709 Wallingford — Thomas Miles. (7) Mercy b 16 Apr 1692 New Haven bp 18 Apr 1692 New Haven m (1) 5 Jan 1715/6 New Haven — Ebenezer Alling m (2) 5 July 1744 New Haven — James Talmadge. 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1195-1196. Families of ch (1) John and ch (4) Joseph are given on p 1198-1200 and 1204-1206. 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “New Haven tombstone insciptions show his age as 62. … From the genealogy of Jonathan Mix: John is listed as having married Elizabeth Heaton.” 

    “JOHN MIX, b. 1649; d. Jan. 21, 1711-12; m. before 1679 Elizabeth Heaton, b. 1650; d. Aug., 1711; dau. of James and Elizabeth Heaton. (P) [Children:] ….. [see under their names] ….. ” 
    — William Phipps Blake, *Jonathan Mix of New Haven*, New Haven, 1886, p 85 
     ii. Nathaniel MIX was born on 14 Sep 1651 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He was christened on 23 May 1658 in 1st Congregational, New Haven, CT. He died on 14 Oct 1725 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He was buried in City Burial Grounds New Haven. “NATHANIEL [MIX], b 14 Sep 1651 NHV, bp 23 May 1658 NHCl, d 14 Oct 1725 NHV, ae. 74 NHTl; m Mary da. John & Hannah (Tuttle) Pantry, b c. 1654, d Mar 1724 NHV, 25 Mar 1723 ae. 69 NHTl.” Ch: (1) Mary b 18 Nov 1682 NH d s. p.? (2) Rebecca b 23 Nov 1684 NH d 6 Dec 1760 ae. 76 East Haven m 1 Feb 1710/1 New Haven — Matthew Rowe. (3) Hannah. (4) Sarah b 12 Jan 1690/1 NHV d s. p.? (5) Nathaniel b c 1693 bp (adult) 24 Jul 1737 NHCl d 24 Oct 1756 NHV ae. 64 NHTl; m (1) 2 Jan 1723/4 NHV — Anna da. Benjamin & Elizabeth (Post) Bunnell, b 11 Oct 1695 NHV d 15 Sep 1731 BHV ae. 35 NHTl m(2) 31 Aug 1732 NHV — Rebecca da. Ralph & Abiah (Bassett) Lines b Feb 1697/8 NHV d 12 Mar 1780 ae. 82 NHTl, NHCl. 
    —Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc., p 1196. Family of ch (5) Nathaniel is given p 1200-1201. 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “City Burial Ground (Grove Street Cemetery), New Haven including stones in Center Church crupt and those removed from Green, lists age as 74.” 

    “ATT A TOWNE MEETING OF NEWHAVEN MAY THE 20TH BEING THE 3RD MONDAY OF THAT MONETH BY ORDER APPOINTED YEARLY FOR TWONE MEETINGS TO CHUSE SELECTMEN AND OTHER OFFICERS &C, 1688. ….. *Constables(. Sergt. John Sacket, and Nath’ll Mix were Chosen Constables for Newhaven for the yeare ensueing and sworne.” 
    — *Ancient Town Records, Volume III, New Haven Town Records 1684-1769*, edited by Zara Jones Powers, New Haven CT (New Haven Colony Historical Society) 1962, p 59, 60. From same, p 201: ” A TOWNE MEETING IN NEW HAVEN DECEMBER 20TH DAY 1703 ….. *Constanbles*. Sergeant Joseph preston and Joseph Becher were Chosen Constables for the year ensuing. Sergeant Joseph Preston Hired nath’ll mix to serve in his place and the town by their vote accepted of nath’ll mix. Joseph Becher presented Joseph Tuttle to serve in his place and the town by their vote Declared their non aceptanc of him.” From same, p 260, 261: “A TOWN MEETING IN NEW HAVEN DECEMBER 30TH 1706. ….. *Constables*. The town by their vote acept of nathaniell mix to be Constable in the Rome of John Roe and Joseph pardee Constable in the Rome of John punderson and toke the Constables oath.” 
    960 iii. Daniel (1) MIX. 
     iv. Thomas (2) MIX was born on 30 Aug 1655 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He was christened on 23 May 1658 in 1st Congregational, New Haven, CT. He died on 30 Jul 1706 in Norwich, CT (?). 7th ggu of Gordon Fisher 

    “THOMAS [MIX], b 30 Aug 1655 NHV [New Haven CT], bo 23 May 1658 NHCl; res. Norwich; m 30 June 1677 Hannah Fitch.” 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc., p 1197 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES) for address) has: “They resided in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. See Chesebrough genealogy.” Also: “See history of Norwich, Conn., page 248, reads Mix or Meeks, Thomas son of Thomas of New Haven and there born 1635, married June 30, 1677 Hannah daughter of Rev. James Fitch. He settled upon a farm belonging to Mr. Fitch east of Shetucket, a tract of 25 acres where his house stands, was confirmed to him July 16, 1680 as a free gift from Mr. Fitch to his daughter. They had 9 children. Mr. Mix died July 30, 1706. His son Daniel was a selectman in 1725 and 1726. (P) Page 253, In 1718 the proprietors of Norwich east of the Shetucket were enumerated. The list includes only property holders who were voters and pair rates to the ministery [sic]. Of those listed, Daniel Mix, James Mix, John Rockwell, Joseph Rockwell (a list of about 24 names). (The date of 1635 probably should read 1655.)” 


     v. Rebecca (1) MIX was born on 4 Jan 1657 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. She was christened on 23 May 1658 in 1st Congregational, New Haven, CT. She died on 17 Oct 1734 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. “REBECCA [MIX], b 4 Jan 1657 NHV [New Haven CT], bp 23 May 1658 NHCl, d 17 Oct 1734 ae. 78 NoHTl [North Haven CT]; m John Yale.” 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*. 1922-32 etc, p 1197 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “Old Graveyard North Haven gives her age as 78 years. (P) From the genealogy of Jonathan Mix: Rebecca’s birth year is given as 1658, and the death is given as June 10, 1731. (P) The marriage date came from Ruth Ann Kelley, as did the second marriage.” (P) Other marriages: Abt 1685 John ROWE.” 
     vi. Abigail (1) MIX was born on 22 Jan 1659/60 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. She was christened on 22 Jan 1659/60 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. She died in New Haven, New Haven, CT. “ABIGAIL [MIX], b [1659] NHV [New Haven CT], bp 22 Jan 1659 NHCl; m John Pantry.” — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1197 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “From the genealogy of Jonathan Mix: Abigail married John Pantry, brother of Mary. (P) The Dillon Genealogy says that their residence was Hartford, Connecticut.” 
     vii. Caleb (1) MIX was born on 15 Dec 1661 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He was christened on 15 Dec 1661 in 1st Congregational NH. He died on 12 Aug 1708 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. Mormon IGI records say he had four wives. However, the following lists only two: 

    “CALEB [MIX], bp 15 Dec 1661 NHCl, d 12 Aug 1708 NHCl, d 12 Aug 1708 NHTl; m (1) Hannah da. John & Elizabeth Chidsey, b 9 Jan 1663 NHV, d 11 Dec 1693 NHV; m (2) Mary da. Nathan & Hester Bradley, b 1672; she m (2) 26 Feb 1710 NHV — Joshua Tuttle.” 

    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1197. Ch are as follows: By wife (1): 1. Thomas b 18 Dec 1685 New Haven d s.p. 15 Mar 1721/2 New Haven, 14 Mar ae. 36 New Haven. 2. Caleb b 27 Sep 1687 New Haven d 30 Jan 1765 ae 77 New Haven m 20 Dec 1716 New Haven — Rebecca da. John & Rebecca (Daniel) Thompson, bp 24 Aug 1689 New Haven, d 3 Dec 1760 ae. 71 New Haven. 3. Hannah b c 1691 d 15 Feb 1739/40 ae 48 New Haven m Ebenezer Beecher. By wife (2): 4. Thankful b 3 Oct 1695 New Haven d before 1745 m 8 Feb 1721/2 — Caleb Alling. 5. Rachel b 15 Dec 1697 New Haven bp Dec 1697 New Haven d 23 Nov 1760 m 26 Apr 1716 Guilford CT — John Collins of Guilford. 6. Patience b 23 Mar 1699 New Haven [1699/1700], bp 29 Mar 1700 New Haven d 23 May 1786 ae 86 New Haven m 26 Dec 1723/4 New Haven — John Alling.” 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1197. Lines for ch (2) Caleb [Jr] continued on p 1203 and 1207-8. 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES) for address) has: “Other marriages: Mary BRADLEY.” 

    “ATT A TOWNE MEETING 26TH OF DECEMBER 1692. ….. *Constables Chosen*. The towne proceeded to Chuse Constables for the year ensueing according to law And Mr. John Hudson Ensigne sam’ll Munson were Chosen Countstables, but Mr. Hudson being present Refused to searve, Chusing rather to pay his fine of 40 s. according as the law directs. Whereupon the towne proceeded to Chuse another Constable and Dr. Richard Williams was Chose by a full vote, who upon notice sent to him of it Refused the Choice Counting it an affront, and alledging he Knew neither law nor Custom to Justify the Choosing of him. But his Returne not sattisfying the towne left him to the law and pay as others in like Case. And then the towne proceed[ed] to a new Choice of Constables and Ensigne Sam’ll Munson and Caleb Mix were Chosen Constables for the yeare ensuing and accordingly Sworne. And W’m Luddington was Chosen Constable for the East Side or Iron works.” 

    — *Ancient Town Records, Volume III, New Haven Town Records 1684-1769*, edited by Zara Jones Powers, New Haven CT (New Haven Colony Historical Society) 1962, p 98=99 
     viii. Samuel (1) MIX was born on 11 Jan 1663 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. He was christened on 21 Feb 1663 in 1st Congregational NH. He died on 10 Apr 1730 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. “SAMUEL [MIX], b 11 Jan 1663 NHVm bp 21 Feb 1663 NHCl, d 10 Apr 1730 NHV, ae. 67 NHTl; m 26 July 1699 NHV — Rebecca da. George & Katharine (Lane) Pardee, b 18 Apr 1666 NHV, d 14 June 1731 NHV, ae. 65 NoHTl.” 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1197. Ch as follows: 1. Samuel b 20 May 1700 New Haven d 15 Oct 1755 New Haven ae. 56, B.A. Yale 1720, M.A., m 1 Jan 1727/8 New Haven — Abigail da. David & Abigail (Plagg) Cutler, b 21 Feb 1706/7 Boston MA d 16 Oct 1797 ae 91 New Haven; she m (2) William Greenough. 2. George b 24 Mar 1702 New Haven bp (adult) 6 May 1724 New Haven resided North Haven m 14 Feb 1724/5 New Haven — Katharine da. Joseph & Elizabeth (Sanford) Tuttle b 25 Nov 1699 New Haven. Lines for ch (1) & (2) Samuel & George continued on p 1203-4, 1208-9. 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “New Haven tombstone inscriptions read that his age at death was 67 years.” 

    “A TOWNE MEETING THE 10TH OF [DECEMBER] 1694 ….. *W’m Wilmot and Joanth. Perkins for Constables*. The towne being together were Called upon to Chuse Constables for the yeare ensueing. And W’m Willmot and Jonathan Perkins were Chosen by a full vote, and Called to take the Constables oath, did at last utterly Refuse and soe by the law are to pay into the towne tresury 40 s. each of them. Then the towne proceeded to a 2d Chusing of Constables, and Sam’ll Mix and Eliezer Holt were Chosen Constables for the yeare ensuing and both sworne. And sam’ll Hoskins was alsoe Chosen Constable for the towne, and east side.” 
    — *Ancient Town Records, Volume III, New Haven Town Records 1684-1769*, edited by Zara Jones Powers, New Haven CT (New Haven Colony Historical Society) 1962, p 111 
     ix. Hannah (1) MIX was born on 30 Jun 1666 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. She was christened on 12 Aug 1666 in 1st Congregational, New Haven, CT. “HANNAH [MIX], b 30 June 1666 NHV, bp 12 Aug 1666 NHCl; m 25 June 1691 Thomas Olmstead of Hartford.” 
    — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1197 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “From the genealogy of Jonathan Mix: Hannah married June 25, 1691. (P) The Dillon Genealogy says that their residence was Hartford, Connecticut.” 
     x. Esther (1) MIX was born on 30 Nov 1668 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. She died in 1670 in New Haven, New Haven, CT. “ESTHER [MIX], b 30 Nov 1668 NHV, d 1670 NHV.” — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1197 
     xi. Stephen (1) MIX Rev was born on 1 Nov 1672 in New Haven, CT. He died on 28 Aug 1738 in Wethersfield, New Haven, CT. 7th ggu of Gordon Fisher 

    Educated Harvard College 1690. Called 1694 to be pastor of church at Wethersfield. Died 28 Aug 1738 in 66th year and 44th of his ministry. Married 1 Dec 1696 to Mary STODDARD, of Northampton, MA, eldest daughter of Rev. Soloman Stoddard. She was born 9 Jan 1670 and died 11 Aug, 1734. 

    —Henry R. Stiles, *The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury prior to its incorporation in 1693, from date of earliest settlement until the present time, with extensive genealogies and genealogical notes on their early families*; Volume II.—Genealogies and Biographies; New York, NY (The Grafton Press) MCMIIII; p. 509. 

    “Mix, Rev. Stephen, and John Woodward were appointed scribes for the Convention that formed the Saybrook Platform in 1708. The name of Mix is yet at New Haven.” 
    —R R Hinman, *Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut*, Hartford (E Gleason) 1846, No. 3, p. 154 

    “STEPHEN [MIX], b 1 Nov 1672 NHV, d 28 Aug 1738; Rev.; res. Wethersfield; m 1 Dec 1696 Mary Stoddard; had issue.” — Donald Lines Jacobus, *Families of Ancient New Haven*, 1922-32 etc, p 1198 

    Ed Chesney (see Thomas (1) MIX/MEEKES for address) has: “Residence was Wethersfield, he was an active minister, see history of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Also see gravestone inscription. (P) From the genealogy of Jonathan Mix; Believe a typo on birth Nov. 1, 1662. (P) See the Boston Transcript of Apr. 11, 1932, # 3480 [Chesney’s number?], and May 28, 1906, #8627. (P) The Dillon Genealogy says that he died August 23, 1738. His residence was Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he was the pastor of the First Congregational Church for 44 years. He was a graduate of Harvard College. (P) From the book “Genealogical Data from Colonial New Haven Newspaper” on page 343 for the year 1772 is the following: On 20 July died at Wethersfield, the Rev. James Lockwood, in his 58th year; he was a graduate of Yale in Feb. 1739. He succeeded Rev. Stephen Mix as the pastor of the First Church in Wethersfield; his remains were interred on 22 July; funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Belding (7 Aug.) (P) The cemetery incriptions of Wethersfield shows [sic] the following; Here lies Interred the Body of the Rev. Mr. Stephen Mix, late Pastor of the first Church in Wethersfield, an able Minister born at Newhaven and Educated at Cambridge College, Who having served his generation by the will of God fell asleep August 27-th 1738. In the 66-th year of his age and 44-th, of his ministry. (P) In the Samuel Allen & his desc., on page 7, John Allen says: Mr. Mix at Wethersfield admitted me 4 o’clock into the church, August 2nd day 1696 sacrament day.” 

    “From the late 1660’s to the beginning of the eighteenth century, the lay-inspired “reformation” of behavior and attitude swept Connecticut and the Connecticut Valley from remote and agricultural Northampton in the north and west to noisy, bustling New London on the coast. Nowehre, however, was the transformation more pronounced than in the ravaged communities of Hartford and Wethersfield. Both towns continued with Presbyterian or Presbyterian-like clergymen: Timothy Woodbridge at Hartford First (1684-1724) and Stephen Mix at Wethersfield (1694-1738). ….. Sometime between Presbyterian Bulkeley’s exodus around 1677 and Stephen Mix’s ordination reforming brethren achieved superiority, drafted a new covenant, and affirmed the unity of the laity in morals and polity. ….. The reforming brethren’s flight from Presbyterian rule and parish order was symbolized by a rigid test of membership adopted during or immediately prior to Mix’s tenure. The test, consisting of a public profession of religious experience as well as a church trial of the applicant’s character, was as stern as any in New England and was meant to divide the church from the world. It also formed the basis for the fraternity’s rigid and constant monitoring of the behavior of members. (P) An example of the brethren’s control over behavior emerged from Mix’s records. In 1703 Benjamin Church, Jr., a member of Hartford First, returned to Wethersfield, his home, and asked for admission to the church. The church refused until he provided a “public profession.” His father, Benjamin, Sr., counseled him to reject the church’s demand with the argument that a profession was not required in Hartford and membership in one church entitled a man to membership in another. The brethren disagreed and ordered the father to appear before them for censure. However, before any action could be taken, Benjamin, Sr., admitted his error and subsequently received only a mild reprimand. Presbyterian Stephen Mix had little to do with the proceedings. He opposed them, just as he opposed the church’s general posture, but there was little he could do. Like Woodbridge, he followed the suggestion of the synods of 1675 that disciplinary differences be downplayed in favor of the promotion of piety. In that regard he had no more success than his Hartford colleague.” 
    — Paul R Lucas, *Valley of Discord*, Hanover NH 1976, p 123, 125 

    “MIX (Micks, Meeks), Rev. STEPHEN, (s. of Thomas & Rebecca *Turner* Mix) b. 1 Nob. 1672, at New Haven, Ct.; educ. at H. C. 1690; called, 1694, to be pastor of ch. at Weth., d. 28 Aug. 1738, in 66th yr. and 44th of his ministry. He was m. 1 Dec., 1696, to Mary (eld. dau. Rev. Solomon) Stoddard, of Northampton, Mass., who d. at Weth., 11 Aug., 1734, ae. 63; she was b. 9 Jan., 1670. ….. (P) Children (Weth. Rec. & Mix Rec.) 1. Sarah, b. and bp. 15 Mch., 1697-8; m. abt. 1727, to Joseph Goodrich, of Weth., as his 2d wife; they rem. to Tolland; she d. Weth. 178-. Issue: 2 sons. 2. Mary, bp. 17 Mch., 1699-00; m. Mr. Thomas Belding, and d. 14 Apl., 1742 in 42d yr. — *Weth. Ins.* 3. Rebecca, b. 17. bp. 22 Mch., 1701-2; m. Mr. James Mitchell; she d. 20 Oct., 1747 in 45th yr. — *Weth Ins.* 4. Esther, b. and bp. 13 Feb., 1703-4. 5. Elisha (Rev.), b. 19 Oct. 1706 (tombstone says 1705); grad. Y. C. 1724 ….. he d. 7 June, 1739 in his 34th yr., unmarried. ….. 6. Christian, b. 21 Dec., 1708.” 
    — Henry R Stiles, *The History of Ancient Wethersfield*, v 2, 1904 (1987), p 508 

    “The second Stoddard daughter to marry was actually the eldest, Mary. Tradition records that once the Reverend Stephen Mix had succeeded the Reverend John Woodbridge to the Wethersfield pulput, he hastened to the Reverend Solomon Stoddard, a popular father-in-law among Harvard graduates. Stoddard approved of Stephen’s ambition to forward the good work and ushered him into a room where he assembled his blushing daughters — Mary, Christian, Sarah, Rebeckah, and Hannah. When father Stoddard retired, the suitor addressed himself to the eldest, Mary. Flustered, she asked for time to consider. Youn Stephen saw sense in her request, and not knowing how much time was required for her to decide, retired to her father’s study to join him in a bowl of Virginia tobacco.

    After perhaps half an hour Stephen sent a note via one of the younger children to Mary asking for her decision, which was promptly forthcoming, indicating that the time it took to smoke a pipeful of tobacco was not sufficient time to commit oneself to marriage. What else could Mix do except return to Wethersfield and await a reply? Finally, after weeks, the missive arrived: it contained but a single affirmative reply and her signature. They were married on December 1, 1696. Such was the terse pragmatism of the Stoddard household!” 
    — Ralph J Coffman, *Solomon Stoddard*, Boston (Twayne Publishers) 1978, p 45 

    “Dec. 26th, 1698. The minister’s (Mr. Mix,) Rate to be paid in Corve at the prices following: viz. the best sort of upland winter wheat being clean from all trash: at five shillings pr. bvshll. wheat of a meaner sort, at fovr shillings pr. bvsh. Rye at three shillings pr. Bvshll. and Indian Corne at two and sixpence per bvshll.” 

    — Extract from the Wethersfield ancient town records, John Warner Barber, *Connecticut Hitorical Collections*, 1836, p 121 

    “STEPHEN MIX, A.M., b. New Haven, Ct., Nov. 1, 1672, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Turner) Mix; H.C., 1690, A.B., A.M.; Ord. Wethersfield, Ct., 1694; sett. Wethersfield, Ct., 1694-1738; Ct. Election Sermon, 1735; d. Wethersfield, Ct., Aug. 28, 1738.” 
    — Frederick Lewis Weis, *The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England*, 1936, p 143Home Return to Table of Contents
  •  Find a Grave: Thomas MixPosted 07 May 2014 by janeajonesBirth: 1624
    London
    Greater London, EnglandDeath: 1691

    A son of A son of Daniel Mix of London, England. He married Rebecca Turner on January 19, 1649 at New Haven, CT. Military: King Philips War 1675-1676.
     
     
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     Children:
      John Mix (1649 – 1711)*
     
    *Calculated relationship Burial:
    Grove Street Cemetery 
    New Haven
    New Haven County
    Connecticut, USA 
    Created by: Diana L. Brace
    Record added: Apr 23, 2009 
    Find A Grave Memorial# 36254973
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 

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