William Larrabee's Genealogy

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1st Generation
Adam Larrabee Born: March 14, 1787 Wyndam, CT
Died: October 25, 1869 Unk
Hannah Gallup Lester Born: January 8, 1798 Ledyard, CT
Died: March 15, 1837 Unk
Capt. Adam A. Larrabee, was a noted Connecticut soldier and farmer who graduated from the United States Military academy at West Point in 1811. He served with distinction in the war of 1812. In the campaign of the St. Lawrence river, he took part in the attack on La Colle Mills, as a first-lieutenant of artillery where he was wounded in his lung. He was elected to the Connecticut legislature in 1822.

2nd Generation
Frederick Larrabee Born: February 14, 1760 Wyndam, CT
Died: September 7, 1807 Unk
Abigail Allyn Born: December 16, 1760 New London, CT
Died: December 26, 1845 Unk
Frederick Larrabee served on a "privateer" during the Revolutionary War. Abigail taught school at Allyn's Point. Her brother, Robert Allyn, was one of Layfayette's aides.
Nathan Lester Born: 1742 Ledyard, CT
Died: October 10, 1813 Unk
Suzanne Gallup Born: June 8, 1756 Unk
Died: August 16, 1840 Unk
Nathan Lester served for 3 years in the Revolution as private in Captain Spalding's company 1st regiment, Connecticut troops, in 1781.

3rd Generation
Timothy Larrabee Born: November 8, 1730 Wyndam, CT
Died: January 1, 1810 Unk
Abigail Wood Born: 1730 Littleton, MA
Died: August 24, 1808 Unk
Robert Allyn Born: September 8, 1728 Allyn's Point, CT
Died: October 10, 1811 Groton, New London, CT
Hannah Gallup Born: 1732 New London, CT
Died: October 13, 1820 Groton, New London, CT
Timothy Larrabee - a lawyer - was paymaster in the Connecticut troops. Robert Allyn was a lieutenant from May 1775 to 1783 and was a member of the Order of the Cincinnati. Belonged to the "Sons of Freedom" and was active in efforts against Tories, even before the Revolution.
Peter Lester Born: 1705 Groton, CT
Died: September 10, 1784 Unk
Anna Street Born: 1710 Unk
Died: May 6, 1790 Unk
Benjamin Gallup Born: October 26, 1716 Groton, CT
Died: May 29, 1800 Groton, CT
Hannah Avery Born: February 10, 1718 Groton, CT
Died: July 28, 1799 Groton, CT
Colonel Benjamin Gallup served on the Committee of Safety, in the Assembly, and in the militia for Coast Defense. Veteran of the French & Indian Wars as well as the Revolution

4th Generation
John Larrabee Born: March 27, 1692 Wyndam, CT
Died: March 1745 Unk
Hannah Born: 1646 Unk
Died: 1756 Unk
Josiah Wood Born: April 5, 1708 Bradford, Essex, MA
Died: 1767 Unk
Eleanor Barrett Born: May 26, 1706 Chelmsford, MA
Died: January 17, 1763 Norwich, CT
Robert Allyn Born: January 1696 Allyn's Point, CT
Died: April 6, 1760 Groton, New London, CT
Abigail Avery Born: July 16, 1707 Groton, CT
Died: October 21, 1780 Allyn's Point, CT
Benadam Gallup Born: April 18, 1693 New London, CT
Died: September 30, 1758 Groton, CT
Eunice Cobb Born: September 18, 1693 Barnstable, MA
Died: February 1, 1759 Groton, CT
John Larrabee died in 1746 at the Battle of Louisburg in Nova Scotia which pitted British/American forces against French/Indians. Benadam Gallup fought in the French and Indian Wars.
Johnathon Lester Born: About 1678 Groton, CT
Died: Unk Unk
Hannah Born: Unk Unk
Died: Unk Unk
Nicholas Street Born: July 14, 1677 Poquomoc(?), CT
Died: 1733 Unk
Jerusha Morgan Born: 1682 Groton, CT
Died: June 2, 1726 Wallingford, CT
Benadam Gallup Born: April 18, 1693 New London, CT
Died: September 30, 1758 Groton, CT
Eunice Cobb Born: September 18, 1693 Barnstable, MA
Died: February 1, 1759 Groton, CT
Captain Christopher Avery Born: January 23, 1678 Groton, CT
Died: January 30, 1753 Groton, CT
Prudence Payson Wheeler Born: February 1, 1680 Gloucester, MA
Died: 1725 Groton, CT
Nicholas Street was a tailor and was appointed Deputy for the Governor Oct. 1717, and King's Deputy in 1729 - he was one of four signers to grant land to the Pequots, 20 March 1720/21.

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Miscellaneous Ancestors of Note (Not "Royals")

Hannah Lake 1621 - 1675
Married John Gallup in 1643. She arrived in America aboard the "Abigail" on 10/6/1635. She is buried at Whitehall Cemetary, Mystic, CT. She provides one of the primary linkages to many French "Royals," eg, Louis IV, Charles III, Louis II, Charles II, Louis I, and Charlemagne..

Two theories on the origination of the name "Larrabee:"
1) Larrabee was originally French - L'arrive. This means "people who dwell along the river."
2) The original French name was L'arabie (Arabia) and not L'arabe (the Arab). It is highly unlikely that the first Larrabees were Arabs - it's more likely that some partook in the crusades to Arabia.

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