Root, Timothy II, 1712 - 1746

Timothy Root II, the son of Timothy Root and Margaret Seymour, was a hat maker from Farmington, Connecticut.  In the winter of 1739, he married Mary Hart, daughter of Deacon John Hart.   The couple had three children: Timothy, Theodore, and Esther.  They lived in the Root homestead on Farmington's Main St., from which Root and his wife operated an inn.  Root served as a lieutenant in the New England Expedition during the French & Indian War.  In April 1746, he died at Cape Breton after the surrender of Louisbourg.  In his will, Root gave the homestead to his son Timothy.

Root Genealogy, 324.342.  Gay, Farmington Soldiers in the Colonial Wars, 15.

April 24, 1746