I have part of your family in my genealogy file because my husband's
line connects to all the early settlers of Stamford, Connecticut. But I
only had Edwin Lewis Scofield's father Erastus Ellsworth Scofield in my
file with not wife. So I looked for more information. Below is what I
found doing a quick check on the Internet.
If you have not looked on Ancestry.com
yet the information listed below
may help you.
Here is a genealogy file that has your Edwin Lewis Scofield and his
family on it:
Stamford, CT Families (1641-1935)
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Barbara Kaye <BarbaraK1775(a)aol.com> Home Page: Early Settlers of
Families of Stamford, CT
Name: Edwin Lewis Scofield 1
Birth: 18 JUN 1852 in Stamford, CT
Death: 14 JAN 1918 in Stamford, CT
In 1880, age 27, living in Stamford, CT with his wife Annie W. Scofield,
age 25, and his widowed father, Erastus E. Scofield, age 63.
Source: Tercentenary Edition, Stamford Advocate, 1941:
"When the city was incoporated in 1893, developments then planned or
already underway were the elevation of the New Haven railroad tracks,
erection of a passenger depot and freight station, extension of trolley
lines, sewers and paving projects.
It was into this picture of program and development that the people
placed Edwin Luther Scofield in 1895 as the city's second mayor with a
successful record as a lawyer and legislator, one who had been boomed
Descendant of early settlers of Stamford, graduate of Columbia
University Law School, he had practiced here since 1873, first as an
associate of James H. Olmstead, who was State's Attorney until 1880. The
partnership was later dissolved. Mr. Scofield became borough attorney
and town counsel. He was elected in 1881 to the lower house of the
Assembly and was returned the following session to the State Senate.
A second one-year term as mayor followed in 1896. Outstanding work as
Commissioner of Building and Loan Associations from 1897 until 1899
earned him the appointment as State Insurance Commissioner. He resigned
that post in 1902.
Mr. Scofield had been vice president of the First National Bank,
president of the Morris Plan Bank, director of other banks and savings
institutions, and was active until his death, Jan. 14, 1918, at the age
of 66. He was legal aid to the advisory board assisting the Board of
Exemption in the World War."
Father: Erastus Ellsworth Scofield b: 11 NOV 1816 in Stamford, CT
Mother: Jane Ann Brown b: 2 JUL 1822 in Stamford, CT
Marriage 1 Annie Weed Candee b: 17 JAN 1855 in New York, NY
Married: 15 OCT 1879 in Norwalk, CT
Edwin Lewis Scofield b: 25 AUG 1887 in Stamford, CT
Title: 1880 Census, Stamford, CT
Page: ED 152 Page 283B
This is a database of all early Stamford Families. Most of these people
are NOT my ancestors. Please email me with corrections, additions or
requests for copies of records.