Colonel Simon Lathrop[1, 2]

Male 1689 - 1774  (84 years)


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  • Name Simon Lathrop 
    Prefix Colonel 
    Born 3 May 1689  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN G3P0-4J 
    Cemetery Old Norwichtown Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 1AB9688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100008D85 
    Died 25 Jan 1774  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6786  Scudder
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2014 

    Father Samuel Lathrop,   b. 6 Mar 1649/1650, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1732, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Hannah Adgate,   b. 6 Oct 1653, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1695, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Nov 1675  Norwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 5D94688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000AB8A 
    Family ID F1903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Lathrop,   b. 15 Nov 1696, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1706 
    _UID 7BAA688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000DFB4 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lathrop,   b. Abt 1706
     2. Simon Lathrop,   b. Est 1708
     3. Elijah Lathrop,   b. Est 1710
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F4734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Lathrop,   b. 15 Nov 1696, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1775, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1713/1714 
    _UID BB9A688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100000FC4 
    Children 
     1. Martha Lathrop,   b. 7 Mar 1715/1716, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1795, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Hannah Lathrop,   b. 1722, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1744, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     3. Rufus Lathrop,   b. 29 Oct 1731, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1805, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Eunice Lathrop
     5. Abigail Lathrop
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F2718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    headstone, Lathrop, Simon.jpg
    headstone, Lathrop, Simon.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Simon was a prominent character in the history of Norwich, commander of one of the Connecticut regiments in the expedition against Annapolis and Louisburg, and at one time in the chief command of the fortress at Cape Breton. At the time of the famous Mason controversy about the Indian lands, the second Court of Commissioners met at his house for two days in 1743. This must have been an exciting time for the neighborhood, when all the distinguished men of the colony assembled here, crowds of people whose lands were involved in the dispute, driving in from the neighboring towns, and the whole tribe of Mohegan Indians hovering about, for whom the sympathizing Lathrops, Huntingtons, Leffingwells, Tracys, and other leading citizens kept open house during the proceedings.

      Simon's real estate transactions, and probably also by old-fashioned frugality in household management, accumulated a large fortune for those days. In the first edition of Miss Caulkins' history of Norwich, she gives this anecdote of Colonel Simon. "Some laborers were one evening sitting under a tree, and conversing about the moon. One said there was land there, as well as upon earth; others doubted it. At length Colonel Lathrop's negro man, who was near, exclaimed, Poh! Poh! no such thing, no land, there, I'm sure. If there was, Massa have a farm there before now!'"

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Partial Genealogy of Descendants of Elizabeth Scudder-E, Section I, Soper, Edwin L., comp., (Scudder Association Bulletin (Greenlawn, NY: by the Association, 1981)), Bulletin XXX, p. 14, Jun 1981.

    2. [S247] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    3. [S141] Partial Genealogy of Descendants of Elizabeth Scudder-E, Section I, Soper, Edwin L., comp., (Scudder Association Bulletin (Greenlawn, NY: by the Association, 1981)), vol. XXX, p. 14, Jun 1981.