TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Frank H. Storrs papers circa 1900-1927

Series 2. Storrs Family Association 1876-1958


RG 074:005, Storrs Family Genealogical Collection

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Collector: Connecticut State Library (collector)
Title: Storrs Family genealogical collection
Dates: 1876-1958
Quantity: 2.75 cubic feet
Abstract: The Storrs Family Association held its first reunion in 1891 and annually thereafter until at least 1972. This collection consists of Frank H. Storrs genealogical papers and records from the Storrs Family Association.
Identification: RG074_005
Accession: 1930-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Storrs Family Association held its first reunion in 1891 and annually thereafter until at least 1972.1

On a suggestion from Thomas Storrs of Olean, N.Y., the Association voted at its 1913 reunion to form a committee to bring Charles Storrs' The Storrs Family (1886) up to date. Committee members included F. C. Bissell of Hartford, Thomas Storrs of Olean, N. Y., and Abbie O. Storrs, the Secretary of the Association. Abbie replaced Mrs. Sarah Proctor Howe, the daughter of Charles Storrs, who declined an appointment. In 1918 the Committee reported that no work to gather information was done because of lack of funds.2

A few years later, Frank H. Storrs began his own efforts to bring the Storrs genealogy up to date. Storrs was born on June 22, 1861 to Dr. Melancthon Storrs and Jane L. Adams Storrs. At one time he worked in the wholesale grocery business in Hartford. In 1921, he began to send out printed forms (family group sheets) for family members to complete. His intent was to publish a supplement to the 1886 genealogy that would cover the years 1886 to 1922 and also to correct any errors or omissions. Storrs died on September 24, 1928 at his home in La Gloria, Cuba, where he had resided for several years. His genealogy work remained uncompleted.3

It appears that Frank H. Storrs began his project independent of the Storrs Family Association. There is no mention of his work in the Association's minutes until the 1926 Reunion, when a letter from Frank H. Storrs was read asking for genealogical information and F. C. Bissell spoke of Frank's work. At the 1929 Reunion, the first after Frank's death, the Association voted to appoint a committee of two made up of Dr. E.R. Storrs and Edmund Freeman to find out about the data collected by Frank. The following year, Dr. Ralph W. Storrs of Hartford, the Association's President, requested that the Genealogy Committee be revived. Only F.C. Bissell from the previous committee continued to serve and he was joined by Dr. E.R. Storrs and Edmund Freeman. The Committee reported in 1932 that they were still waiting for someone who could give time to work on the updated genealogy and funds to finance it. The work was never completed.4

Endnotes
1See Hartford Courant, August 20, 1914, p. 8 for a mention of the first reunion; and August 18, 1972 for the notice of the 79th reunion.
2Minute book, Box 5, Folder 8; Genealogy Committee report, 1914, Box 5, Folder 5.
3For biographical data see, Resolutions Committee, Box 5, Folder 11.
4Minute book.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of genealogical papers of Frank H. Storrs as well as records of the Storrs Family Association. Among Frank H. Storrs' papers are his notes for additions and corrections to The Storrs Family, family group sheets, 1921-1925, correspondence, 1900-1927, and notes on the Storrs and allied families. There are a number of duplicates among the notes and no effort was made to weed them out. Of note in the records of the Storrs Family Association is correspondence, 1912-1958, much of which relates to reunions, a minute book, 1911-1958, recording the meetings held at the annual reunions, and reports of the Resolution Committee, 1916-1958 that report on births and deaths that occurred during the previous year.

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Arrangement

Arranged into two series as follows: Frank H. Storrs Papers and Storrs Family Association.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

The Storrs family : genealogical and other memoranda / collected and compiled by Charles Storrs [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.S886 1886]

Storrs family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1886-1981 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Storrs]

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Storrs Family Association

Persons:

Storrs, Frank H

Family Names:

Storrs family

Places:

Connecticut -- Genealogy

Subjects:

Storrs, Samuel, ca. 1640-1719 -- Family

Document Types:

Correspondence
Genealogies
Minutes
News clippings
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Frank H. Storrs Papers were received at the State Library on June 11, 1930. They were sent by Storrs' widow, Mrs. Mary Lyman Storrs from their home in La Gloria, Cuba. In June, 1959, Marian R. Emmans, of Columbia, Conn., the Secretary and Treasurer of the Storrs Family Association, deposited records of the Association in the State Library.

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Container List

Series 1. Frank H. Storrs papers, circa 1900-1927
Box Folder
Additions and corrections to The Storrs Family, circa 1920-1927
Arranged by "portfolio" number assigned by Frank H. Storrs.
1. Mary Storrs, p. 293 1 1
2. The Storrs Family in America, p. 73 2
3. Samuel Storrs, the emigrant, p. 75 3
4. Samuel Storrs, Jr., p. 84 4
5. In the line of Samuel Storrs, Jr. p. 115 5
7. The Storrs Family in England, p. 9 6
8. Huckins Storrs and his descendants, p. 101 7
9. Joseph Storrs and his descendants 8
10. John Storrs and his descendants 9
11. Joseph Storrs and his descendants (see folio no. 7), continued, p. 122 10
12. In the line of Thomas Storrs (see folio no. 32), p. 295 11
13. Cornelius Storrs and his descendants, p. 297 12
14. Thomas Storrs, Jr. and his descendants, p. 329 13
The original portfolio was empty.
15. Prince Storrs and his descendants, p. 363 14
16. Josiah Storrs and his descendants, p. 377 15
17. Judah Storrs and his descendants (See folio no. 33), p. 392 16
18. Lemuel Storrs and his descendants 17
19. Amariah Storrs and his descendants, p. 447 18
25. Miscellaneous 19
26. Obituaries, editorials 20
27. Addresses, orations, anecdotes 21
28. Biographical sketches 22
29. Biographical references to families 23
31. Miscellaneous 24-27
32. Thomas Storrs and his descendants, continued (see folio no. 12), p. 395 2 1
36. Samuel Storrs, Jr. and his descendants, continued (see folio no. 5), p. 84 2
Unidentified 3
Card index 6
Family group sheets, 1921-1925 2
Arranged alphabetically by respondent.
Adams-French 4
Gardiner-McHarg 5
Newman-Stewart 6
Storrs, Abbie-Storrs, James 7
Storrs, Jesse-Storrs, Julia 8
Storrs, Leroy-Storrs, Royal 9
Storrs, Samuel-Storrs, William 10
Sumner-Wheelock, incomplete 11
Correspondence, 1900-1927, undated 12-16
Notes on Storrs Family
Charles Storrs art collection 17
Elijah Storrs and descendants 18-20
Melanchton Storrs, M.D. (October 2, 1823-June 9, 1900) 21-22
Sir Ronald Storrs 23
Joseph Storrs and his descendants 24-25
General 3 1-9
Notes on other families
Adams Family 10-11
Barrows Family 12
Bissell Family 13
Bowen Family 14
Burnham Family 15
Champion Family 16
Chandler Family 17
Cheney Family 18
Cleveland Family 19
Dodge Family 20
Drummond Family 21
Farwell Family 22
Frost Family 23
Geer Family 24
Gillette (Gillet) Family 25
Goodwin, Nathaniel 26
Gurley Family 27
Hitchcock Family 28
Huntington Family 29
Knight Family 30
Lyman Family 31
Moore Family 32
Paine Family; Parsons Family 33
Perkins, Rev. Seth W. Family of 4 1
Porter Family 2
Reed Family 3
Reynolds Family 4
Richmond Family 5
Scranton Family 6
Seymour Family 7
Shattuck Family 8
Smalley Family 9
Starkweather Family 10
Stowers Family 11
Ward Family 12
Williams Family 13
Woodward Family 14-15
Miscellaneous notes
Connecticut Agricultural College 16
Connecticut Archives, Revolutionary War 17
Mansfield town records 18
Mansfield papers and duplicates 19
News clippings 20
Series 2. Storrs Family Association, 1876-1958
Correspondence, 1912-1958, undated 4 21-27
Ephemera, undated 5 2
Financial records
Bank statements, 1941, 1946-1947 2
Genealogical fund contributions, 1937 3
Treasurer's book and receipts, 1911-1953, 1956 4
Genealogy Committee report, 1914 5
Genealogy returns, 1937 6
Map of Mansfield Center according to Zolman Storrs 7
Minute book, 1911-1958 8
Minutes from the Storrs Family Association business meetings held at the annual reunions. Includes names of persons attending the reunions.
News clippings, circa 1927-1948 9
Pamphlets, 1876-1940 10
Resolutions Committee, circa 1916, 1929-1958 11
Reunions: 60th reunion responses, 1953 12
Secretary's book, 1949-1952 13
Storrs history, undated 14