England>Ipswich, MA>Southold, Long Island, NY>Stratford, CT>Hungtington,
Long Island, NY>Norwalk, CT
is considered the common ancestor of all by the name in America. He was
born about 1590 in England and died in 1655 in Stratford, New Haven County,
Connecticut. His estate inventory was taken 19 June 1655. The earliest
record of Edward is of his marriage on 22 August 1619 to Mary
in the Church of St. Andrew the Great in Cambridge,
England. He was declared a freeman in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony,
on 9 March 1636/1637 and a proprietor of the same in 1638.
He married his second wife Sarah
in Southold, the oldest town on Long Island, where records of his land
are recorded as early as 1653. Sarah was the daughter of Christopher
of St. Botolph’s Parish in London, England. After Edward’s death, Sarah
married the widower Henry
but they had no children.
of Edward Ketcham and Mary Hall:
of Edward Ketcham and Sarah Salmon:
baptized 7 May 1620 St. Andrews the Great, Cambridge, England
“Chattcham”, baptized 10 April 1626, Holy Trinity Church
“Cetham”, baptized 19 October 1628, St. Michael’s
born about 1640’s; married Joseph
of Huntington, Long Island, New York.
born about 1645, lived in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
was born circa 1650 at Southold, New York. He married Mercy
daughter of Deacon Henry
on 13 April 1679 at Norwalk, Connecticut. He died in 1730 at Norwalk,
Connecticut. He married second Sarah before 4 May 1730, the date
he left a will. There were no children from their union.
of Joseph and Mercy:
born 23 January 1679/1680 at Norwalk, Connecticut; married Sarah Wakelee
born 19 February 1681/1682 at Norwalk, Connecticut, died before 1730
born 9 May 1683; married Daniel
married Thomas Gregory; married second Moses Fountain on 13 August 1719
born 1686; married Elizabeth Raymond
married Ann, born 1689
married Sarah Hurlbutt, born 1694
married Samuel Clugston, died 1751
christened 8 September 1622 at St. Andrews Church, Cambridge, England,
died in Newtown, Queens Co., New York, before 17 May 1696; married about
1646, Susan Payne, daughter of William Payne.
John immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony, from England. He
was "made free at the 2d Session of Salem Cort, the 28: 12 m, 42" on 28
February 1642/1643 at Salem, Massachusetts. In 1646, he purchased several
utensils at an auction sale of the estate of Michael Carthrick for 17s
at Ipswich. In 1647, he possessed land at Ipswich adjoining on the
west a grant to his father-in-law, William Payne. In 1648, he subscribed
to Major Denison's
at Ipswich, and he was representative from Ipswich to the Massachusetts
Bay General Court at Boston.
He immigrated before June 1653 to Hashamomack, (later called Southold),
Suffolk Co., New York, where on 4 June 1653, he purchased a house and land
for 20 pounds from Steven Goodyear of New Haven. In 1657, he was appraiser
of the estate of William Salmon, along with William Wells and Barnabus
Wines Sr. He immigrated before 1 December 1659 to Setauket (Brookhaven),
Suffolk Co., New York. At a town meeting on 1 December 1659 at Setauket,
a "home lot" was made over to John "Chachum." He was granted a six
acre lot in the "Old Field" and a four acre lot in Setauket in 1661, the
same year he was elected Constable.
On 31 July 1663, he was in a court dispute as follows:
between William Alburtis pltf and John Citcham defendant. Defendant swears
that 'hee to the best of his Memmory he never Gave John alburtis order
to winter two swine that was Thomas Martens'"
John and Susan Payne sold their place at Southold, New York, to Thomas
Moore, Sr., on 29 September 1666.
was named Patentee of Huntington on 30 November 1666. He immigrated
in 1668 to Newtown, Queens Co., New York, where he was elected Constable
in April 1669. He served as Overseer with Robert Field between April
1672 and August 1673.
In 1673, England and Holland declared won on one another, and on 30 July
1673 the Dutch captured the colony at New York City. John was one
of two Deputies, along with John Burroughes, sent as representatives of
the town of Newtown to the meeting called by Colonial Gov. Richard Nicholls.
They presented themselves in the fort at New York to "the lords, commanders,
and the noble military council" bearing the Engish colors and a constable's
staff in token of the town's submission to the Dutch States General, and
petitioned for the uninterrupted enjoyment of their privileges. They were
told that they would be allowed the same immunities as subjects of the
Dutch nation, and were directed to notify the town of "Middleburg" to nominate
six persons, from whom the court would select three for magistrates, and
also to appoint two deputies to unite with others of "Rustdorp, Heemstede,
Vlissingen, and Oyster Bay," to present three nominess for the office of
scout (sheriff), and three for secretary, which latter officers were to
have authority over these five named towns to be united in one jurisdiction
on 22 August 1673 at New York City. John was selected by the inhabitants
as one of the six persons, along with Gershom Moore, Richard Betts, Jonathan
Hazard, Ralph Hunt, and John Burroughes, from whom the Dutch court would
select three as magistrates. The court selected Betts, Hazard, and
Hunt, who were sworn into office in August or September at Newtown, New
John served as Overseer with Robert Field between November 1674 and 1675
at Newtown, New York, and he was elected town clerk in 1675 at Newtown.
John's wife, Susan, died before 1676 at Newtown, Queens Co., New York.
John and Bethia Richardson,
daughter of John Richardson
and Martha Mead
obtained a marriage license on 26 February 1676/1677 at New York, and they
were married 14 March 1676/1677 at West Farms, Westchester Co., New York.
He was taken to court in "Thomas Stevenson v. John Ketcham," under action
to recover damages to Stevenson's horse between 5 June 1677 and 6 June
On 17 May 1697 John Ketcham's will was probated and letters of administration
granted to widow Bethiah.
of John Ketcham and Susan Payne:
of John Ketcham and Bethiah Richardson:
born about 1646 at Ipswich, Massachusetts; married Mary
born about 1648; married John Wicks.
married first Else; married second Mercy Harcourt.
married first Mary; married second Elizabeth Weeks.
married Martha Betts; married second Charity Smith.
born about 1650; married Elizabeth Wicks
born between 1680 and 1689; married 20 June 1710 at the First Presbyterian
Church of Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York, Joshiah Reader; married second
in 1717 at Newtown, George Reynolds.
born between 1680 and 1689, died April 1732 at West Farms, Westchester
Co., New York. Letters of administration on Nathaniel's estate were
granted to his brother Joseph on 25 April 1732 at West Farms.
born 1683; married Elizabeth Reeder.
born about 1685 at Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York; married Martha Phillips.
married 20 October 1710 at First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Suffolk
Co., New York, David Rogers of Huntington, Long Island, son of Johnathan
and Rebecca Rogers.
married 20 October 1710 Thomas
of Huntington, Long Island.