Deborah Gardner1

#18717, (say 1624 - 18 February 1699)


George Colton b. s 1620, d. 1699
Children 1.Isaac Colton1 (1646 - )
 2.Ephraim Colton1 (1648 - )
 3.Mary Colton1 (1649 - )
 4.Thomas Colton1 (1651 - )
 5.Sarah Colton1 (1653 - 1689)
 6.Deborah Colton1 (1655 - )
 7.Hepzibah Colton1 (1657 - )
 8.John Colton1 (1659 - )
 9.Benjamin Colton1 (1661 - c 1662)
"The name of the Quartermaster's first wife, Deborah Gardner, is given here as it appears in the record of Jabez Colton, to whose painstaking labor we owe so much of our present knowledge of the old Longmeadow families, and from whose compilation all the published accounts of the Colton families seem to have been copied ; but what his authority for the statement was, cannot be traced. We do not find the name of Gardner among those of the early colonists, but there was a Thomas Goodner who lived in Salem in , and who subsequently settled in Hartford, Conn. Some who have given much attention to the matter are confident that Gardner is a clerical error, or a misreading of Goodner, and that the family name of Quartermaster George Colton's wife was Deborah Goodner. This statement is made here without endorsement, but it is possible that this may be the fact."1 
Her married name was Colton.1 
Birth*say 1624She was born say 1624.1 
Marriage*circa 1644She married George Colton circa 1644 at Hartford, Connecticut.1 
Death*18 February 1699She died on 18 February 1699 at MassachusettsG.1 


  1. [S1689] George Woolworth Colton, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Quartermaster George Colton (Lancaster, Penna.: privately published, 1912), pp. 1–4.