Captain Roger Newberry

FatherCapt Benjamin Newberry II (1669-1709)
MotherHannah Sacket (1668/69-1749)
Marriage1727, WindsorGElizabeth Wolcott3
Captain Roger Newberry, son of Capt Benjamin Newberry II and Hannah Sacket, was born in Windsor, Hartford County, ConnecticutG, on 4 June 1706.1,2 He died aged 34 on 6 May 1741.3 He married in WindsorG on 24 August 1727, Elizabeth Wolcott, daughter of Governor Roger Wolcott and Sarah Drake.3 Elizabeth was born in about 1706.4 She died aged 69 on 16 July 1775.3

Children of Captain Roger Newberry and Elizabeth Wolcott

Windsor, 29 July 1741. Last Monday we had the Melancholy news of the Death of the Worthy Capt. Roger Newberry who went from this Town on the Expedition. He was well descended. The Honorable Major Benjamin Newberry, that had adventured his Life in his Country's Service in the Indian war, and sate several years att the Council board, was his Grandfather. Capt. Benjamin Newberry, who died of Sickness in the Expedition formed against Canada in 1709, was his father.
     This Gentleman had a Liberal Education Bestowed upon him which he was careful to Improve, and was an accomplished mathematician and Good Historian. He always carryed about with him a Lively Sense of the Divine providence and of man's accountableness to his Maker for all his tho'ts, words, and actions, and gave his constant attendance on the Worship of God in the Public and Private Exercises of it, was Just in his Dealings, a Sure friend, and faithful Monitor.
     He had a very Quick and Clear apprehension of things, a solid Judgement and Tenaceous memory; his Discourse and Conversation was affable and Instructive and so Peculiarly winning that most were his Real friends as were acquainted with him. His mind was formed for Business, which he followed with an Indefatigable aplycation, by which he not only discharged to Good Acceptance the public Trusts that were put upon him, but also advanced his own Estate.
     In May 1740, he being then a member of the Generall Assembly, was picht upon by the Governor and Councill, yea he had the suffrage of the Assembly to Invite him to Lead one company of the Troops from this Collony in this Expedition.
     He was att the Taking of Botochico, from which fort two Days after he wrote a chearful Letter to his Wife, Expressing his Great Hopes of Taking the Town of Carthagena and thereby finishing the Expedition and opening a way for his Return.
     Butt soon after this he was Taken Sick and Languished until the fifth of May, When he had almost completed the thirty-fifth year of his age, he not far from Jamaica Departed this Life, and wee Shall see his face no more untill the Sea gives up the Dead that are in it.
     He hath Left his antient mother to Lament the Death of this her only Son. His own Widdow with seven small children, one att her Breast, a Family to mourne under this heavy Bereavement and Combat with the Difficulties of an unquiet World. (History of Windsor, Conn., vol. 1, pp. 244-5.)

—J Gardner Bartlett, The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, Boston, Mass (1914)

Children of Capt. Roger and Elizabeth (Wolcott) Newberry, born in Windsor, Conn.:
i. Elizabeth, b. 28 June 1728, d. 4 June 1749; m. 11 Feb. 1746/7, Daniel Bissell, jun., of Windsor, Conn., and Randolph, Vt., b. 2 Feb. 1724/5, d. after 1790. Children (Bissell): Elizabeth, Newberry [sic].
ii. Hannah, b. 3 Oct. 1729, d. 5 Feb. 1806; m. 3 Nov. 1757, Ashbel Olmstead of East Hartford, Conn., b. 1 Feb 1725, d. 17 May 1791. Children (Olmstead): Mabel d. y., Mabel, Ashbel, Elizabeth, Ursula, Elihu, Hannah, Amelia, Naomi.
iii. Abigail, b. 5 Dec. 1733; m. 18 Jan. 1770, as his second wife, Rev. William Russell, b. 23 July 1725, a graduate of Yale College in 1745 and pastor of the First Church of Windsor from April 1751 until his death 19 Apr. 1775. Child (Russell): James d. y.
iv. Roger, b. 29 June 1735.
v. Sarah, b. 31 Dec. 1736, d. 3 Sept. 1783; m. 4 Dec. 1755, Eliakim Mather of Windsor, Conn., b. 26 Sept. 1732, d. 11 June 1816. Children (Mather): Sarah d. y., Sarah, Clarina, Samuel, William.
vi. Benjamin, b. 11 Dec. 1738.
vii. Thomas, b. 1 Aug. 1740.

—J Gardner Bartlett, The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, Boston, Mass (1914)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "50. Roger Newbury, b. June 24, 1706."
  2. J Gardner Bartlett, The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, Boston, Mass (1914), digital image,, "Roger, b. 4 June 1706."
  3. J Gardner Bartlett, The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634.
  4. Date of birth based on age at death.
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
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