1Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, p. 582 (1979).Note that possibly Robert's mother was really Dorothy Chaplin.
"The Plumb family, as far as we can determine, came from co. Essex, England, by name John and Elizabeth. They had a s Robert who was born ca 1530 and died 18 May 1613. He married/1 Elizabeth Purcus and married/2 Mrs. Ethelred Fuller. They lived at Great Yeldham, co. Essex and had a s Robert who was born ca 1558 and died 14 August 1628. This Robert married Grace Crackbone. They had a son John who was born Spaynes Hall, Essex, England 28 July 1594. John married 1616 Dorothy Wood of Ridgewell, co. Essex, England. She was born ca. 1595. The had a son Robert who was the immigrant ancestor.
1. Robert Plumb s of John and Dorothy (Wood) was born Ridgewell, Essex, England 30 December 1617 and died Milford 12 May 1655. He married 9 January 1642 (MVR) Mary Baldwin who was born 22 April 1621 and died 1 February 1707 dau of Sylvester and Sarah (Bryan). She married/2 17 December 1655 William East. Robert had lot # 37 of 5 acres and 3 rods east of the river on North Street.
Mary b 9 Feb 1644/5 mar 16 June 1668 Matthew Woodruff b 1646 bpt 1658 died Farmington, Conn. Nov 1691 s of Matthew & Hannah
2. John bpt 12 Aug 1646 (MCl)
3. Robert bpt 21 Dec 1648 (MCl)."
Matthew Woodruff III
1Nathaniel Goodwin, Records of Farmington in Connecticut, NEHGR Vol. 11, p. 326 (Oct 1857).
"And on the same 16th day of May, 1658, the children of Hannah Woodruff were baptized, viz. John, 15 years old and upward, and Matthew in the 12th year of his life.".
1Ethel Farrington Smith, John Jenkins of Barnstable, Massachusetts, NEHGR Vol. 149, pp. 350-351 (Oct. 1995).
"3. THOMAS,sup>2 JENKINS (John1) was born at Barnstable 15 July 1666, and he died before 25 February 1745 when his will was proved. He married first, at Barnstable 24 August 1687,<sup EXPERIENCE HAMLIN, who was born there 12 April 1668, a twin, and died there before 5 February 1715/16, daughter of James, Jr., and Mary (Dunham) Hamlin. Her father's will of 24 July 1717 refers to her as "my daughter Experience Jenkins, deceased." Thomas married second, between December 1712 and 5 February 1715, MERCY (WINSLOW) WHITE, who was born at Yarmouth about 1676 and died at Rochester, Massachusetts, before 16 July 1755 when an administrator was appointed on her estate, daughter of Kenelm and Mercy (Worden) Winslow. She was the widow of Malatiah White of Rochester, who died at Rochester, who died at Rochester 21 August 1709 in his 39th year.
Thomas was active in the Barnstable church. On 3 June 1728 he was one of thirty-nine members appointed to a Council "to decide the method of singing in public."[65[
In his will dated 9 March 1737, Thomas Jenkins, "weak in body and apprehensive of the ner approach of death," named his loving wife Mercy, sons Ebenezer, Samuel, Josiah, and daughters Thankful, Mercy, Hope, and Experience. The youngest daughter, Sarah, is not mentioned. . . .
63. Lee D. van Antwerp, Arthur H. and Katharine W. Radasch, and Robert M. and Ruth W. Sherman, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations . . ., Vol. 1 : Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller and William White (Gen. Soc. Mayfl. Desc., 1975) [hereinafter MF1, White], p. 114.
64. Ibid. With her first husband, she had a son, Melatiah White, and daughters Judah, Mercy, and Margaret White (ibid., pp. 114-115). These children were descendants of William White of the Mayflower, but not Jenkins descendants. Judah/Judith, the eldest, married her stepbrother, Ebenezer Jenkins (no. 3.-iv below)." This source is intended to show that Mercy Winslow married Melatiah White rather than Freeman Ellis. The evidence for Freeman Ellis as her husband is very speculative and unsupported.