Thomas Scranton was born circa 1643 in Guilford, New Haven Colony. (Guilford is currently in New Haven County, Connecticut.) He was the second son and child of John Scranton and Joanna (last name unknown). He was a farmer who lived on his father’s lot.
Thomas married Deborah, daughter of William Dudley and widow of Ebenezer Thompson. Their children, born in Guilford, (and in no particular order) were:
- Samuel, born in the late 1600s; married Elizabeth Bishop, January 30, 1712; died March 18, 1750
- Hannah, born in the late 1600s; married Joseph Evarts, April 21, 1713
- Elizabeth, married John Lee
- Sarah, married John Evarts
There may have been more children, but I have very scant information on this family.
Deborah died in October 1681, and Thomas later married Elizabeth Goodrich or Griswold. He died on November 10, 1711. Thomas made his will on March 10, 1710, and it was exhibited in probate court November 30 – December 1, 1711. I don’t know where he was buried, but I’m sure it was in Guilford.