JOHN GAYLORD born in Bristol, second
son of Joseph and Mary (Hickox) Gaylord (but not enumerated above), lived
in Waterbury for a time, but removed to Wallingford, died about 1753. In
his will, admitted to probate at New Haven in
January 1754 he named six sons and five daughters, the state being valued
at over £2,500 in Wallingford and Farmington. In the possession of the
present family of Gaylords are deeds from this same John (supposed to be
to his son Edward). John Gaylord, it is said, was the father of thirteen
children, of whom, however, a record of three sons only can
be made: Edward, Aaron and Moses. Aaron, a lieutenant, born in Bristol in
1745, went to Wyoming, Pennsylania, in 177?. He had married Katherine
Cole, who bore Kim three children: Lemuel, Phebe and Lorena, and it is in
honor of the mother of these, for her bravery at the massacre of Wyoming,
that the Daughters of the American Revolution at Bristol have named their
chapter the "Katherine Gaylord."
EDWARD GAYLORD was married man when
he came to Bristol (then New Cambridge and bought lands, the deeds for
which are still in the possession of the family. His children were Moses,
Aaron, Reuben, Jesse, Edward and David.
DAVID GAYLORD was the first deacon of
the Congregational Church at Bristol, but there is no record of his family
having land there. It is known that he was the father of three sons,
Joseph, Thomas and Nathan, born in Cheshire, Conn.
JOSEPH GAYLORD, son of David settled
on a farm in the town of Bristol, married Ruth Matthews in 1750, and had
born to him eleven children: Joseph, William, Chauncey, Chloe, Marvin,
Cyrus, Phebe, Lydia and Philip born Aug. 21, 1778.
PHILIP GAYLORD married Lucinda
Johnson about 1809, and lived with his mother on the home farm for twenty
years afterward, after which he kept a hotel in Bristol. Their children
were Maria, William Lewis, Marvin and Susan.