I'm looking for anyone working on the line of Deacon Stephen Crofoot from Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
(Stephen 1) Believed born abt 1695 in Hatfield or Northampton, Mass ... was in Belchertown, then was in Pittsfield abt. 1749.Married (possibly) Abigail Graves.He's called "Deacon Stephen" as he was deacon in Pittsfield church, possibly also in the Belchertown church.
His son Stephen (also sometimes called Deacon, although History of Pittsfield never refers to him that way ... only his father ... and this Stephen is called Lieutenant as he served in Rev. War).This son (Stephen 2) was born abt 1727 in West Springfield, Mass., married Martha Cowles.They moved to Benson, Vermont ca. 1796 where he died in 1812, she in 1813.
I'm descendant of their daughter Martha who married Warham Strong (descendant of Elder John Strong).
Unknown:There is another Stephen who died in Belchertown, MA ca. 1762 (if memory serves me correctly) and his connection to the other 2 Stephens (if any) is unknown.
It has been suggested that my Stephen (1) may have been son of Samuel Crofoot & Mary Warner, who in turn was son of Joseph Crofoot & Mary Hillier.
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who can help to clear up this confusion.