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THE MEN IN OUR FAMILY TREE
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BALTHAZAR DEWOLF

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1) The De Wolfs (unproven / needs more research) are said to belong to the
oldest aristocracy of Flanders, Saxony and Livonia (the Baltic Provinces of
Russia). According to legend,the origin of the name DeWolf is practically the
same in every country. Frederick DeWolf's first known ancestor, Louis De Saint
Etienne, of the French noble family of that name, was one of King Charles the
5th's attendants accompanying the King on a hunting expedition. During the
chase, a wolf cub crossed the King's path; Charles, it is said, threw his lance at
 the cub, mortally wounding the cub, and breaking his lance in the process. An
enormous she wolf, seeing her cub wounded, rushed from the forest, pouncing
upon the King, who had nothing leftwith which to defend himself, except for his
hunting knife. Louis De Saint etienne rushed between the wolf and his King,
and with no thought to his own safety, He killed the she wolf with his sword,
saving the King's life. As a reward, the King Knighted Louis, giving him a new
name, and saying that from this time on he would be called De Loup. And so he
was. He later became the ancestor of the noble French famiily of that name.

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2) Balthazar is our Immigrant Ancestor for the US. It is believed by some, that
he was bor in Sagan, Selesia, and came to the United States from England.

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3) Recorded in Port Jervis Union, 21 Dec 1910: Balthazar joined the New
Haven Colony but was too young to sign the New Haven Compact in 1639.

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4) The first record of Balthazar is at Wethersfield, Ct in 1656-64; He owned
property in Lyme and in Saybrook very early in the history of the colony.

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5) Balthazar's occupations include; Scrivener (writer of contracts and deeds)
of Wethersfield, CT., Attorney: 26 Sep 1656 became Attorney to Matthew
Price in Whethersfield to collect debts owed, Horse Breeder, Tavern Keeper,
Townsman ( 24 Oct 1672, and 08 Jan 1673), Commissioner and Scrivener of
Lyme (1674), Surveyor of Highways (08 Oct 1675 and 04 Mar1676), Tax
Assesor ( 05 Aug 1679), Rate / Debt Collector (27 Dec 1686), He was also a
member of the Lyme Train Band and the local Millitia. (In 1668 he signed
a Militia Petition).

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6) Ct Records; Widow Whiting, wife of Merchant Major Whiting of Hartford,
won a suit against Balthazar for non payment of a debt.

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7) Recorded in Colonial Records Vol 2: 11 May 1671 Court of Election; He is
recorded as a Freeman: 30 Jan 1663 Whethersfield, and Freeman 11 May 1671
Lyme. In 1677 he was chosen "Committee of the town".

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8) Recorded in "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New
England p 44; DeWolf, Bathazar, of Wetherfield 1664, removed to Lyme 1668,
has a daughter of age to live in a neighbors family. sons, Edward, William, and
Stephen join with him in 1678 as men of the town train band.

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9) (controversial and unproven): Marriage to Alice Peck Recorded in
"Dolphs and DeWolffs"V 1 & 2, by Carol Maginnis.(and on Broderbund
WFT V 6, Ed 1, Tree # 1667,Carol theorizes;
1)  Alice is identified by her ownership of land in Saybrook,
2) The close relationship between Joseph Peck and the DeWolfs
3) And the fact that only the Pecks believed a woman should own property
in their own right.
4) Few men who could give Alice a dower in Saybrook were old enough
be her father
5) And she was not found in the lines of the bulls, Clarks, and birchards,
marvins, Lords, or Wallers.

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9b) Balthazar's marriage to Alice PECK is recorded in; "The Ancestors
of Alex Lorenzo Tremble" (FTM Gen Site) "Deacon William PECK born
1601 Near London, died Oct 4th in Lyme, New London, or New Haven, CT.
He married Elizabeth HOLT, born 1587-1609/died Dec 5th 1683 in Lyme, New
London, CT. They had the following children;
1) Jeremiah born Jan 1622/23
2) Alice, born abt 1625 in England, died 1689 in Lyme, NL, CT, married
Balthazar DeWolf abt 1645 in Guilford, CT. 3) Elizabeth born Apr 1643..."

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9c) Although in; "Dolphs and DeWolfs" Vol 1 and 2, by Carol Maginnis
Balthazar's wife is
recorded as being Alice Peck.

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10) William DeWolf is mentioned among the followers of William the
Conquerer in the year 1066, and the DeWolf family appears in English
history from that time forward. "Burke's Complete Armory" gives
the DeWolf coat of arms.

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11) From his penmanship, Balthazar appears to have been English It is
also seen in the fact that his children intermarried with those of the best
familiies of the English settlers, a thing which would have been all but
impossible had he not been of English origin.

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12) See my Pilgrims And Puritans Page for Balthazar's connection to
the Salem Witch Trials.

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13) Recorded in Saybrook Records; Vol 1 p141, 07 Jul 1662: Balthazar sold to
Rev. (Joseph) Peck, 12 acres of calves pasture, 8 acres in 1,000 acres field
bounded East by William Lord, on the South by the grean highway to Oyster
River, on the West by the highway to the mill, and on the North by the
stone pits with 150 pounds right in ox pasture, 150 pounds commonagein Town
Commons, and 114 pounds right in Hamonasat, now Madison whatsoever shall
LO belonging to the premises as above said as specified in bill of sale. Note
signed by Joseph Peck above said record confirming 114 pounds of the right
of Hamonasat was a mistake and of no validity. Rec. 01 May 1666.

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14) On 31 Mar 1674 to 23 Dec 1678,
Balthazar was licensed to sell spirits
on Lyme Road.

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Abraham Snethen, The Barefoot Preacher
Henry Harless, Rev War Patriot

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Thomas McGriff, Indian Captive / Rev War Patriot

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Jacob Homer Searles, Civil War Patriot (Wounded)

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