David AMBLER

Male 1738 - 1808  (69 years)


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  • Name David AMBLER  [2
    • David Ambler was admitted to 1st Ch. Stamford 21 Dec., 1766. His name appears frequently in Stamford land recs. up to 1773 when he sold Stamford holding and removed to Bethleham Parish, Woodbury, Conn. huntington's Stamford and Cothren's Woodbury both contain eulogistic articles about him. He was for a long time supervisor of Bethlehem affairs, an efficient magistrate and during the Rev. rendered important service as a member of the Committee of Safety and in procuring and forwarding supplies to the army. He was among the Whigs who on 18 July 1776 stated, "We the householders of Bethlem do volunteer and engage to equip ourselves for the defence of our rights." He represented Woodbury and Bethlehem at 10 sessions of the state legislature. He acquired large land holdings and inventory of his estate shows that his family enjoyed luxuries not found outside the homes of the affluent. His life was that of the country squire at its best.

      He d. 8 Jan. 1808. His will dated 28 Aug. 1804, pro. 2 Feb., 1808 names wife Olive, sons Bill ad David Jr., and daus., Polly Brace wife of Horace Brace, BetseyCamp wife of Libbeus Camp, Dorcas Hull, wife of Laurens Hull and daug. Sarah Ambler. His pro. papers are very complete and give much detail on dist. of his property. [1]
    Born 28 Apr 1738  Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1808  [1
    Person ID I78502  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2015 

    Father Stephen AMBLER,   b. 22 Jun 1698, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1779, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Deborah HOYT,   b. 09 Aug 1698, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1768, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Dec 1721  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Pastor Capt. Joseph Bishop, J.P. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F09366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive WILDMAN 
    Married 3 Nov 1761  Danbury, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F31576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S7505] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1933 Vol. 64 No. 3 July.

    2. [S03428] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stamford.

    3. [S00051] "Descendants of Simon Hoyt" at Rootsweb - Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    4. [S00001] "A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families", David W. Hoyt, (Name: Name: Providence: Printed for the Author by the Providence Press Co. Boston: Henry Hoyt - 1871;;).