Chrysanthemums were first planted in England the year that Matthew Marvin died.

Matthew Marvin

Matthew Marvin is the eighth great grandfather of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.

On 26 March 1600, Matthew Marvin1 was born/baptized in Bentley, Essex, England.

In January 1622/232, he married Elizabeth Gregory. The couple left England aboard the Increase in 1635 to the British colonies in North America. Robert Lea was the master of the ship. By 1648, Matthew was living in Hartford Connecticut.

In 1649, Matthew sued Matthew Beckwith for slander. Beckwith "made a penitant, public confession of his evil in slandering him."

Matthew was living in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1651. In 1654, he represented the town in the General Court.

Matthew died in Norwalk on 20 December 1678.3

1Some records spell his first name at "Mathew."

2Records use both 1622 and 1623 as the dates for the marriage. Because Matthew and Elizabeth were married in January, I am working under the assumption that the date is actually 1622/23.

3Some records 1680 and 1687 as dates of death.


John Marvin
Margaret Gillyat


Elizabeth Gregory


Matthew Marvin
Mary Marvin
Sarah Marvin
Hannah Marvin
Samuel Marvin
Rachel Marvin
Abigail Marvin
Elizabeth Marvin



Hinman, Royal Ralph. Catalogue of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of the Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, 1852.

Talcott, S.V. Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families. Vol. 2. Albany, NY: np, 1883. Rpt by Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2004.

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