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Francillo Durfee

Francillo Durfee

Posted: 9 Mar 2000 2:51PM GMT
Edited: 30 Mar 2003 6:47PM GMT
I see several postings here. As far as I can tell, the PROVEN line of Francillo Durfee goes back to a John Durfee born in the early 1700s. There is absolutely no proof that this John Durfee is descended from the Thomas Durfee family of Portsmouth RI. There are no "missing" sons named John of Thomas' descendants who could be the ancestor of Francillo. You can check the Durfee genealogy by William F Reed, published in 2 vols. 1900-1903 for more about the Thomas Durfee line.
What's even more confusing is that a lot of Mormon Durfees descend from Edmond Durfee, who was killed by a mob at Morley's settlement near Nauvoo IL in 1844.
Don't take what's in Ancestral File as proof. The files have been so messed up from merging over the years that it's a big mess. The genealogy by Reed is pretty accurate, but a lot of Edmond's descendants are missing. I guess it was hard to get information on people who went West. The book is on microfilm available through FHCs.

Edmond Durfee

Barb Durfee- mcAbee (View posts)
Posted: 10 Mar 2000 8:33PM GMT
Lynda:
Supposedly, according to our family tree that my cousin researched, we come from edmond durfee. i could be wrong but i think this is the one you are talking about. We have an Edmond durfee,b.10-3-1788 triverton.RI,d.11-19-1845 Wilcox twp.Ill. He had a son Edmond J. Then he had son Russel Kilborn Durfee, he had a son,Thomas durfee- my grandfather.So our lineage does come from The Thomas durfee from exeter. are you by chance from this line? are you descended from the Durfees that went with the Mormon
s?We had a reunion years ago in which a durfee from salt lake came that we didn't know till then was related. i am interested in where you fit in. if you wouldn't mind telling me more,I'd love to hear it.

Edmond Durfee

Barb Durfee- mcAbee (View posts)
Posted: 10 Mar 2000 8:36PM GMT
Lynda- I forgot to mention it. The info that we have is that the son Edmond, my gg grandfather stayed in nebraska while the rest of his family went on to Salt lake with the mormons.

Edmond Durfee

Posted: 12 Mar 2000 4:24PM GMT
Edited: 30 Mar 2003 6:47PM GMT
Barb: Yes, Edmond/Edmund is descended from Thomas Durfee, b. 1643, but Francillo does not. You probably met William Hartley, a prof. at BYU, who is a descendant of Edmond and was one of the key players in getting the maker for Morley's settlement. My line is father Ray Durfee (9),Julian H Durfee (8), George N Durfee (7), Nathaniel Briggs Durfee (6), David Durfee 3rd (5), David Durfee Jr. (4), David Durfee (3), William Durfee (2), Thomas Durfee (1). You're correct in that some of Edmond's family didn't emigrate. His wife died at Mosquito Creek near Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Francillo??

Sara (View posts)
Posted: 13 Mar 2000 7:59PM GMT
Hello all, my name is Sara and I am a beginner at all this. I have had the information I have given to me from my mother and uncle who did research while in college.
I have read a few posts about Francillo's lineage. In my notes and pedigree charts I have Francillo Durfee . May 12, 1812 in Lincoln,(Addison Co.)Vermont. He married Mariam Jones. His parents are Ebenezer Durfee b. December 24, 1761 in Cantenbury, Windham, Conn. He married Sarah Newton b. Dec. 12, 1768/9 in Bristol, Stffrd, Conn. Ebenezer was born to Joseph Durfee b. abt. 1738? in Cantenbury, Windham, Conn. Joseph married Abigail Buck b. June 28, 1732. Joseph's father was John Durfee b. 1712 in R.I. John married Mrs. Mercy Foster b. bef.1712. John was born to Benjamin Durfee Sr. b. 1676 in Tiverton R.I., who married Prudence Earle b. 1681 in Tiverton R.I. Benjamin was born to Thomas Durfee b. October 1643 in Exeter, Devon England. Thomas married Mrs. Thomas Durfee b. abt. 1645 in Portsmouth, Newport, R.I or England I'm not sure.
If this information differsa from anyone else's please contact me for I would like to compare info, Thanks Sara
reach me at Ci11ygrl@aol.com

Francillo not of Thomas 1643

Posted: 20 Mar 2000 4:00PM GMT
Edited: 30 Mar 2003 6:47PM GMT
Benjamin Durfee, son of Thomas (1643) DID NOT have a son named John born 1712. His children were recorded in Portsmouth RI vital records. More information from "The Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth RI" by William F Reed. This book is on microfilm available from the FHC.

There are no "missing" grandsons of Thomas who would be of the right age to be the John Durfee father of Joseph you mention. Further, Ebenezer is a given name that doesn't appear in any branches of the Thomas Durfee descendants among Durfee sons.

Sorry to disappoint you, but it seems your informationa got twisted somewhere.

Thomas Durfee

Sara (View posts)
Posted: 20 Mar 2000 7:44PM GMT
Dear Lynda,
Thank you for getting back to me. Since you have denied everyone elses' connection to Thomas Durfee, could you tell me who you are descendeed from? Have you contacted Michelle from Texas? Or Barb from South Dakota? There are many Durfee's connected to Thomas Durfee through Benjamin and Prudence Earle. Have you visited David Durfee's web page, there is much to learn and read there. Also, almost ALL the information I have recieved was from the Geneology library in Salt Lake City Utah, while my mother was in college, and the Library in Seattle from my uncle while he was in college. Also, many sources posted on the web happens to be directly from "Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth RI". Altough I certainly know that there probably are mistakes in my research as well as others, it is not right for one person to say they are not directly connected, after all we are all related somewhere down the line.
But we are all willing and trying to fix the mistakes, but we must work together and help each other.
Can I ask you the dates and names of all of Thomas' children? Please send them to my email address:
Ci11ygrl@aol.com
Thank you very much, and if anyone else has information please contact me asap!
Sara
PS, for more info on Thomas Durfey go to : http://www.contemplator.com/history/durfey.html

Thomas Durfee

Sara (View posts)
Posted: 20 Mar 2000 7:45PM GMT
Dear Lynda,
Thank you for getting back to me. Since you have denied everyone elses' connection to Thomas Durfee, could you tell me who you are descendeed from? Have you contacted Michelle from Texas? Or Barb from South Dakota? There are many Durfee's connected to Thomas Durfee through Benjamin and Prudence Earle. Have you visited David Durfee's web page, there is much to learn and read there. Also, almost ALL the information I have recieved was from the Geneology library in Salt Lake City Utah, while my mother was in college, and the Library in Seattle from my uncle while he was in college. Also, many sources posted on the web happens to be directly from "Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth RI". Altough I certainly know that there probably are mistakes in my research as well as others, it is not right for one person to say they are not directly connected, after all we are all related somewhere down the line.
But we are all willing and trying to fix the mistakes, but we must work together and help each other.
Can I ask you the dates and names of all of Thomas' children? Please send them to my email address:
Ci11ygrl@aol.com
Thank you very much, and if anyone else has information please contact me asap!
Sara
PS, for more info on Thomas Durfey go to : http://www.contemplator.com/history/durfey.html

Thomas Durfee

Sara (View posts)
Posted: 20 Mar 2000 7:46PM GMT
Dear Lynda,
Thank you for getting back to me. Since you have denied everyone elses' connection to Thomas Durfee, could you tell me who you are descendeed from? Have you contacted Michelle from Texas? Or Barb from South Dakota? There are many Durfee's connected to Thomas Durfee through Benjamin and Prudence Earle. Have you visited David Durfee's web page, there is much to learn and read there. Also, almost ALL the information I have recieved was from the Geneology library in Salt Lake City Utah, while my mother was in college, and the Library in Seattle from my uncle while he was in college. Also, many sources posted on the web happens to be directly from "Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth RI". Altough I certainly know that there probably are mistakes in my research as well as others, it is not right for one person to say they are not directly connected, after all we are all related somewhere down the line.
But we are all willing and trying to fix the mistakes, but we must work together and help each other.
Can I ask you the dates and names of all of Thomas' children? Please send them to my email address:
Ci11ygrl@aol.com
Thank you very much, and if anyone else has information please contact me asap!
Sara

Edmond Durfee

Posted: 3 Jun 2000 12:03AM GMT
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 6:28AM GMT
I was fascinated to read what you had posted
about Edmond Durfee. It coincided with the research I have done on my husband's ancestry. I realized early on that there was two lines of Durfee's. My husband descended from Edmond's son John b. 1818 in Lenox, Madison County New York. John Durfee and Sarah Ann Wilcox were listed as the parents of my husband's great grandfather, John Silis, on his death certicate. I have been unable to find out any information on John Silis's siblings except that they were listed in the 1860 census in, Monterey County, Califonia. There names were Sylvester, Joseph and Mary Ann. As far as I can tell, their father died one month before John Silis was born and the family went on to California instead of Salt Lake. Sarah Ann re-married three more times.
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