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JOHN WARREN DANFORTH. Mr. Danforth
was married in Plymouth, Luzerne Co., Penn., Jan. 26, 1847 to MARY
GAYLORD, daughter of Henderson and Bethis (Nesbitt) Gaylord, and a
descendant of an old and highly respected Connecticut family, of whom
further mention will shortly be made. To this union were born three
children. MARY, ELLA, JOSEPH.
The old Gaylord family of which
Mrs. Mary Danforth is a descendant, is traced tack to WILLIAM GAYLORD,
who came from England about 1630. WALTER, the next head of the family,
married Mary, daughter of Deacon Stebbins, of Hartford, Conn. JOSEPH, of
the third generation, married Sarah Stanley. JOHN of the fourth, married
Elizabeth Hickox. JOSEPH, of the fifth, the great-great-grandfather of
Mrs. Danforth, was born in what was then Farmington, Conn., but lived
the greater part of his life in Wallingford and Bristol, died in
Bristol. CHARLES, of the sixth generation born in Wallingford, Conn.
married Hannah Andrus and died while serving in the revolutionary War,
July 5 1777. Of the seventh generation was CHARES ELEAZER GAYLORD, M. D.
of Wyoming Valley, Penn., a native of Bristol, Conn. Of the eighth, was
HENDERSON GAYLORD, and of the ninth, is mrs. Mary G. Danforth, widow of
the subject of this sketch. Among the ancestors of Deacon Danforth may
also be mentioned Thomas Scott John Stanley, Edward Stebbins, the
Hickoxes and Riches, all very prominent. people in both Pennsylvania and
Connecticut. Mrs. Danforth still has her home in Hartford.