Sunday, May 3, 2015


[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of William E. Hull, son of John Hull, son of Lemuel Hull, son of Thomas Hull, son of Elizabeth Loomis (Hull), daughter of Joseph Loomis.]

Oldest family homestead in America (still in the same family).

Birth: 1590, Essex, England
Death: November 25, 1658, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA

According to books about this family, Joseph is buried alongside his wife, Mary, on the family homestead in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

Joseph LOOMIS and Mary WHITE came to America with their 8 children on the "SUSAN and ELLEN", one of the earliest ships to America. 11 April 1638 set sail from London, England. 17 July 1638 arrived in Boston. Moved to Windsor, Connecticut in 1639. Findagrave shows 1,840 Loomis memorials, (2,560 LOOMIS memorials, 14 May, nearly a year later), 663 Lomax memorials, 274 memorials and 12 Lumis memorials, all can be traced to Joseph & Mary LOOMIS.
son of Agnes LINGWOOD & John LUMMYS of Thaxted and Braintree and Bocking in Essex, England
father of Nathaniel; Joseph; Sarah; Elizabeth; John; Thomas; Mary & Samuel.

Joseph's birthdate is actually unknown, but normally his wife's christening date is used as his birthdate. Also his death date is actually the date his will was read.

The LOOMIS home is a National Landmark. One of the most remarkable facts in the history of the house on "The Islands" is that the title has come down through generation after generation by inheritance, and has never been transferred by deed. It is believed to be the oldest homestead now standing in the United States. According to Edward C. Marshall's "Ancestors of General Grant," the Loomis home is the oldest in America, with the exception of the Van Rensselaer homestead at Albany, New York. The latter place was a few years older, but it is said that this house has been moved away from Albany, leaving the Loomis homestead alone in its distinction.

Other children of Joseph & Mary LOOMIS:

Family links:
John Loomis (1562 - 1619)
Agnes Lingwood Loomis (1564 - 1619)

Mary White Loomis (1590 - 1652)

Joseph Loomis (1615 - 1687)*
Sarah Loomis Olmstead (1617 - 1689)*
Elizabeth Loomis Hull (1619 - 1675)*
Mary Loomis Skinner Tudor (1620 - 1680)*
John Loomis (1622 - 1688)*
Thomas Loomis (1624 - 1689)*
Nathaniel Loomis (1626 - 1688)*
Samuel Loomis (1628 - 1689)*

Burial: Loomis Homestead, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA - Plot: unknown
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