John Deming

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John Deming
Patentee — Royal Charter of Connecticut, 1662
Personal details
DiedNovember 21, 1705
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Spouse(s)Honor Treat, daughter of Richard Treat[1]

John Deming (c. 1615 – November 21, 1705) was an early Puritan settler and original patentee of the Connecticut Colony[2]



Deming was born in Shalford, Essex, England. He arrived in New England during the Great Migration with his older sister Elizabeth and her husband Nathaniel Foote. Deming and the Footes first settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, but left for the Connecticut River Valley in 1636, where they helped found the town of Wethersfield.[2]

Deming was brother-in-law to Connecticut governors Robert Treat and Thomas Welles. After Foote died Deming's sister Elizabeth married Welles in 1646.[3]

Benjamin Trumbull named Deming one of the "fathers of Connecticut."[4]


John Deming's descendants number in the thousands today. Some of his notable descendants include:


  • Case, Lafayette Wallace. The Goodrich family in America. A genealogy of the descendants of John and William Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn., Richard Goodrich of Guilford, Conn., and William Goodridge of Watertown, Mass. Fergus printing company, 1889.
  • Deming, Judson Keith. Genealogy of the descendants of John Deming of Wethersfield, Connecticut: with historical notes University of Wisconsin - Madison: Publisher Press of Mathis-Mets Co., 1904
  • Treat, John Harvey. Title The Treat family: a genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat for fifteen generations, and four hundred and fifty years in England and America, containing more than fifteen hundred families in America Publisher The Salem press publishing & printing company, 1893.
  • Whittemore, Henry The heroes of the American Revolution and their descendants: Battle of Long Island The Heroes of the American Revolution and Their Descendants: Battle of Long Island Publisher, Henry Whittemore, Heroes of the Revolution Pub. Co., 1897.


  1. ^ Treat, pp. 31-32
  2. ^ a b Deming, pp. 3-8
  3. ^ Deming, p. 4
  4. ^ Trumbull, Benjamin (1818). A Complete History of Connecticut (Volume I ed.). New London, Connecticut: Maltby, Goldsmith, and Co. p. 46. OCLC 2610754.
  5. ^ Michael Sragow (January 16, 2000). "SPRING FILMS/REVIVALS; How One Role Made Bogart Into an Icon". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  6. ^ "100 Icons of the Century - Humphrey Bogart". Variety (magazine). October 16, 2005. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  7. ^ Deming, p. 332
  8. ^ Deming, p. 478
  9. ^ a b c Roberts, Gary Boyd. "The New England Ancestry of Archibald Mac Leish". New England Historic Genealogical Society. Archived from the original on 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
  10. ^ a b c Lisle, pp. 1-5
  11. ^ Whittemore, pp. 56-58
  12. ^ Case, p. 68
  13. ^ Case, p. 291
  14. ^ Roberts, Gary Boyd. "The New England Ancestry of Cole Albert Porter". New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved 2010-03-14.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Reitwiesner, William Addams (2007). "Ancestry of Sen. Gary Hart". Retrieved 2010-03-18.

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