Thomas Salmon

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Sarah Jeanes or Janes

Anne Salmon
Thomas Salmon
  • Born: 1692 or 1693, Chippenham, England
  • Married to Sarah Jeanes or Janes
  • Died: 20 Jan 1749, Stratford, Fairfield, CT

    Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
    in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
    New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.


    [excerpt] (IV) Lieutenant John (3), son of John (2) and Jane (Thompson) Moss, was born about 1610, at Jamaica, Long Island, and resided at Stratford. He died Feb. 3, 1789, and is buried in the cemetery at Monroe.
    He married (first) a Miss Sabine, and (second) Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Jeanes) Salmon, born about 1729. Thomas Salmon came from London, England, to build the first Episcopal church at Stratford. He owned lands now within the city of London.
    A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport Connecticut, by Rev. Samuel Orcutt, Published 1886, Pg 365
    Transcribed by Coralynn Brown

    "Thomas Salmon, born in Chippenham, England, came from London to Stratford, and married Sarah, daughter of William Jeans, about 1719. He was an architect and superintended of the building of the first Episcopal Church at Stratford. The tradition in the family says, he brought the ceiling, the sounding-board, the pulpit, and other ornamental work in that Church with him from England. If this was so, then it seems that there must have been some movement of efforts in Stratford to build a Church in 1718 or 1719, of which there is no record so far as known, or Mr. salmon was sent to England for them. His gravestone which , with that of his wife, is in the Episcopal burying-place, says he was "a worthy member of the Church of England here, and the ingenius architect of the Church and departed this life January 20, 1749-50, in the 57th year of his age." Fronm this it may be inferred that he was the architect of the second Church, built in 1743, and if so he was "an ingenius" and superior builder.


    BY SPENCER P. MEAD, L.L.B. Volume 10, 1748 - 1755. Page 232
    Transcribed by Geri Ryerson K.

    SALMON, Thomas, late of Stratford, will dated Jan. 7, 1748/9, probated Apl. 4, 1749, mentioned his wife Sarah, and sons Richard and Thomas, property in Chipenham in Wiltshire, England, son William Salman, Daughters Sarah wife of John Moss, Elizabeth Salmon, Anne Salmon, Mary Salmon, and Isreilia Salmon. Executors his wife Sarah and sons Richard and Thomas. Witnesses Nathan Smith, William Curtiss and Abraham Beardslee, page 32. Inventory taken by Nathan Smith and William Curtiss, and filed Apl. 4, 1749, page 34.

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