We know her as Sarah Elson (or Nelson) Ensign, wife of James, and I'm proud to call her my 8th great grandmother.
Sarah was born in England in 1612, and made the journey by sea to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634. By 1639 the family was living in Hartford, where they were among the founders of the town.
Hartford historical marker (Google Images)
|Founders Monument, Hartford, Connecticut|
|Monument detail, showing James Ensign's name|
Image from Ancestry.com
David 1644-1727 (my ancestor)
In Sarah's words (1):
Sources and Notes
1. Ancestry.com. Record of the descendants of James Ensign and his wife Sarah Nelson, 1634-1939-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
How I am related to Sarah Elson:
Sarah Elson (1612 - 1676)
8th great-grandmother (or my great great great great great great great great grandmother)
David Ensign Sr. (1644 - 1727)
son of Sarah Elson
David Ensign (1688 - 1759)
son of David Ensign Sr.
Abigail Ensign (1710 - 1796)
daughter of David Ensign
Eunice Gillett (1741 - )
daughter of Abigail Ensign
Merab Ives (1776 - 1843)
daughter of Eunice Gillett
John Shepherd Kinney (1802 - 1872)
son of Merab Ives
Sarah Ann "Anna" Kinney (1842 - 1935)
daughter of John Shepherd Kinney
David Jewett Crabtree Sr. (1875 - 1954)
son of Sarah Ann "Anna" Kinney; my grandfather
Elva Myrtle Crabtree (1914 - 1998)
daughter of David Jewett Crabtree Sr.
Clair Marie Harris
I am the daughter of Elva Myrtle Crabtree