NameMaria DEFOREST
Birth8 Apr 1790, Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death12 Jan 1828, Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut
Misc. Notes
The DeForests were Huegenot French, escaped through Holland, then to New York 1635. Charity Shelton, the grandmother of Maria, was a daughter of Josiah Shelton, youngest child of Daniel Shelton and Elizabeth Welles.108
Spouses
Birth2 Feb 1781, Scotland, Windham, Connecticut
Death12 Sep 1868, Norwich, New London, Connecticut
FatherEnsign Jonathan RUDD (1745-1833)
MotherMary TRACY (1741-1803)
Misc. Notes
Hezekiah graduated from Yale University in 1806. He taught, for forty years, in Colchester, Huntington, Stratford. He was a man of culture and literary taste, as well as, a gifted poet. For years he conducted a school for boys in Huntington.108

He died at the residence of his nephew (the old Eliphalet Carew homestead), Hezekiah Rudd, Sept. 11, 1868, and was interred in Yantic Cemetery in that place.
Marriage24 Sep 1809, Huntington, Fairfield, Connecticut
ChildrenCaroline (1812-1812)
 Abigail (1813-1838)
 Mary Rexford (1815-1817)
 Charles DeForest (1818-1893)
 Caroline Mary (1820-)
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