George Geer

Male 1621 - 1726  (105 years)


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  • Name George Geer  [1
    Born 1621  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1726  Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Brown Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • inscription, '"Our first Ancestor, George Geer, died 1726, aged 105,' to mark his grave."
    Person ID I35170  Vitter-Weaver Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Jonathan Geer,   b. 1580,   d. 1635  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor ?,   b. 1608,   d. 1635  (Age 27 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F26667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Allyn 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Allyn Geer,   b. 27 Feb 1658/59, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F26666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1726 - Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brown Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, George Geer.
      Son of Jonathan Geer (1580-1635) and wife Eleanor (1608-1635). Married Sarah Allyn on 17 Feb 1658 in New London. Father of Sarah, Jonathan, Mary, Joseph, Hannah, Margaret, Daniel, Robert, Anne, Isaac, Jeremiah and David.
      George came to the colonies in 1635 at age 14 with his 12 year old brother, Thomas. He purchased land that would increase to 150 acres in the area that would become Ledyard. Additional land near New London was granted to him from Owaneco, son of Uncas. He was elected a Selectman of New London. He moved in with his daughter, Margaret, after his wife Sarah died. He became blind when he was about 102, and lived to be 105 years old.

      From the "Genalogy of the Geer Family in America from 1635 to 1914." "George Geer was buried in an old Indian burial ground in what is now the town of Griswold, about two miles from the farm where he died. These early graves were marked only by small flat stones, and the only legible marks were simple initials, if anything, and cannot now be distinguished; but the grave of George Geer was known, as a white oak tree grew out of his grave to mark the spot. Many years ago the tree was cut to the ground, and used for ship timber, but the grave was still known by the stump. James L. Geer thought the place ought to have a permanent marker, so he had a rough stone cut of Westerly granite, with this inscription, 'Our first Ancestor, George Geer, died 1726, aged 105,' to mark his grave."
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41346410/george-geer