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Descendants of Richard WAITE
and
Lucy Marvin GRISWOLD


Created 26 February 2008


Henry Matson WAITE
and
Maria SELDON

Henry was born 9 February 1787 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut and married, 23 January 1816, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, Maria SELDON. He is in Lyme, New London, Connecticut in the 1820 through the 1860 Census records.

HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE
- February 1876 -

The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans:
Volume X - W - page 279

WAITE, Henry Matson, jurist, was born in Lyme, Conn., Feb. 9, 1787; son of Remick and Susannah (Matson) Waite; and a descendant of Thomas Waite, who immigrated from England to Massachusetts about 1663. He was graduated from Yale, A.B., 1809; studied law with Judge Matthews and Gov. Roger Griswold; was admitted to the bar in 1812; and practised in middletown and in Lyme. He was a representative in the state legislature in 1815 and for many years following; state senator, 1832-33; [p.279] judge of the supreme court of errors of Connecticut, 1834-54, and chief-justice of the state, 1854-57, The honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Yale in 1855. He was married, in 1816, to Maria, daughter of Col. Richard Selden of Lyme, Conn., and granddaughter of Col. Samuel Selden. Their son, Morrison Remick Waite (q.v.) became chief-justice of the United States. Judge Waite died in Lyme, Conn., Dec. 14, 1869.

Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.
page 967

WAITE, Henry Matson, lawyer, jurist, state legislator, was born Feb. 9, 1787, in Lyme, Conn. In 1815 he was elected to the Connecticut legislature, serving several years as representative and as state senator in 1832-33. He was appointed a judge of the supreme court of errors of Connecticut in 1834, and held that place and that of judge of the superior court for twenty years. In 1854 he was made chief justice of the state by the unanimous vote of the legislature. He died Dec. 14, 1869, in Lyme, Conn.

Census Records

1830 Census Lyme, New London, Connecticut, Page 380
Henry M WAITE
              Under 5; 5 to 10; 10 to 15; 15 to 20; 20 to 30; 30 to40; 40 to 50
     Males:       1      2         1      --------     1      --------    1
     Females: -------  -------  --------  --------  --------     1      --------

1840 Census Lyme, New London, Connecticut. Page 3403
Henry M WAITE
              Under 5; 5 to 10; 10 to 15; 15 to 20; 20 to 30; 40 to 50; 50 to 60
     Males:   -------    1         2         1         1      --------     1
     Females: -------    1      --------  --------  --------     1      --------

1850 Census Lyme, New London, Connecticut, Page 377
                                                  R Estate Where
Name           Age Sex Race Occupation            Value    Born
Henry M WAITE   63  M  ---- Judge of Suprem Court -------- Connecticut
Maria     "     57  F  ---- --------------------- -------- Connecticut
Douglas   "     23  M  ---- Farmer                $  4,000 Connecticut
Richard   "     14  M  ---- --------------------- -------- Connecticut
Maria     "     14  F  ---- --------------------- -------- Connecticut
Sarah   Park    11  F  ---- --------------------- -------- Connecticut
Ann     MYNYON  25  F  ---- --------------------- -------- Ireland
Henry     "     23  M  ---- --------------------- -------- Ireland

1960 Census Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, Page 213

Name           Age Sex Race Occupation
Henry M WAITE   73  M  ---- ExJudge Supr Court $  6,000 $  7,000 Connecticut
Maria R   "     69  F  ---- ------------------ -------- -------- Connecticut
Douglas   "     32  M  ---- Farner             -------- -------- Connecticut
Jane    GIBSON  28  F  ---- Servant            -------- -------- Ireland
Anna      "      4  F  ---- ------------------ -------- -------- Connecticut

CHILDREN of Henry Matson WAITE and Maria SELDON:


 + 1. MORRISON REMICK  b: 29 Nov 1816 Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
                      md: 21 Sep 1840; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
                                       Amelia Champlin WARNER
                       d: 31 Mar 1888; Washington, District of Columbia.
   2. FREDERIC WILLIAM b: 20 May 1818; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
   3. GEORGE CHAPMAN   b: 18 Aug 1820; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
   4. HENRY            b: 23 Jan 1822; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
   5. JOSEPH           b:  9 Feb 1824; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
   6. DOUGLAS          b:  8 Apr 1827; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
 + 7. MARIA SELDON     b: 20 Sep 1831; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
                      md: 21 Oct 1852: Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.
                                       Peter Frederick BERDAN
                       d:  3 Sep 1846; Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.
 + 8. RICHARD          b: 20 Sep 1831; Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
                      md: 21 May 1857; Newark, Essex, New Jersey
                                       Alice Jane VORIS
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