William Woodbridge Rodman collection of Pomeroy family genealogy
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, data forms, name indexes, and family pedigree sheets related to William Woodbridge Rodman's work on the genealogy of the Pomeroy family. Also present is the correspondence of Rebekah Wheeler Pomeroy Bulkley, who continued Rodman's work after his death.
- 1885 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The William Woodbridge Rodman Collection of Pomeroy Family Genealogy is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Anna Pomeroy Rodman, 1913.
Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1885-1908. II. Documents, undated. III. Pedigree Sheets, undated.
4 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of correspondence, data forms, name indexes, and pedigree charts related to William Woodbridge Rodman's work on the genealogy of the Pomeroy family. Also present is the correspondence of Rebekah Pomeroy Bulkley, who continued Rodman's work after his death.
William Woodbridge Rodman (1817-1900)
William Woodbridge Rodman was born on April 1, 1817, in Stonington, Connecticut, the son of William Woodbridge Rodman (1789-1854) and Lucy Sheldon Woodbridge Rodman (1794-1865). He graduated from Yale College in 1838 and from Jefferson Medical College in 1844, after which he opened a medical practice in Waterbury, Connecticut. On November 26, 1844, Rodman married Jerusha Pomeroy (1820-1871), the daughter of Benjamin and Jerusha Williams Pomeroy of Stonington, and on December 26, 1872, married his wife's sister, Anna Grosvenor Pomeroy (1840-1919). By his first wife he had four children, Charles Shepherd (1845-1925), Fanny (1848-1920), William (1853-1896), and Emily Taylor (1856-1906). By his second wife he had two children, Henry Bulkley (1874-1963) and Thomas Wheeler (1875-1949).
William Rodman moved his medical practice to New Haven, Connecticut in 1860, and died there on March 30, 1900.
According to an autograph note inside the front cover of volume 1 of his correspondence scrapbooks, William Woodbridge Rodman began researching the Pomeroy family when he was 70 years of age. Albert Alonzo Pomeroy, who completed and published The History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family (Toledo: Franklin Printing and Engraving Company, 1912), states on page 3 of his preface that following the death of Rodman, the genealogy project was taken up by Rebekah Wheeler Pomeroy Bulkley, and after her death in 1908 the family records were transferred to him by Anna Pomeroy Rodman. Albert Pomeroy sent the collection to Yale University Library in April 1913 at the request of Anna Rodman, following the directive William Woodbridge Rodman's wrote inside the front cover of his first scrapbook.
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This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Uncat MS Vault Pomeroy and Uncat MS Vault Rodman
- Bulkley, Rebekah Wheeler Pomeroy, 1835-1908
- Genealogical tables -- United States -- 20th Century
- Genealogists -- Connecticut
- Genealogists -- Connecticut -- 19th century
- Genealogists -- Connecticut -- 20th Century
- Pomeroy Family Association
- Pomeroy family
- Rodman, William Woodbridge, 1817-1900
- Scrapbooks -- United States -- 19th century
- Guide to the William Woodbridge Rodman Collection of Pomeroy Family Genealogy
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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