- Thomas Lummyus, who died in 1551 in England. Thomas was my twelfth great-grandfather.
- John Lummys, whose will was dated 1567. He was married to Kyrsten Pasfield (or Jackson). John Sr. and Kyrsten were my eleventh great-grandparents.
- John Lummys, who was christened in 1562 and died in 1619. His wife was Agnes. John Jr. and Agnes were my tenth great-grandparents.
- Joseph Loomis, born about 1590 in England. He was a woolen-draper in Braintree, Essex before sailing from London on 11 April 1638 aboard the ship Susan & Ellen. He and his family arrived at Boston on 17 July 1638 and went to Windsor, Connecticut soon after. His wife, whose name is not known, died 23 August 1652. Joseph died 25 November 1658. He was my ninth great-grandfather.
- Samuel Loomis, thought to be the youngest of Joseph's eight children. Samuel was born in England. He married Elizabeth Judd on 27 December 1653. He died 1 October 1689, possibly at his home in Westfield, Massachusetts. Samuel and Elizabeth were my eighth great-grandparents.
- Joanna Loomis, born 22 October 1665. She married Joseph Smith on 20 November 1691. Joanna and Joseph Smith were my seventh great-grandparents.
Loomis, Elias. The Descendants of Joseph Loomis. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1870. Republished Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 1990.
Loomis, Elias. The Descendants of Joseph Loomis: Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1870. Republished Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 1990.
Loomis, Elias, Elisha S. Loomis, and Charles Arthur Hoppin. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America And His Antecedents in the Old World. 1909.
You'll find some Loomis resources in 400 New England Ancestors at My Ancestors in Books.
See also Loomis Surname Origin.
Savage: Another Point of View
According to A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Joanna Loomis may not have been the mother of Ruth Smith, my connection to this line. Here is what Savage has to say on the subject:
SMITH, Joseph, Farmington, s. of William, by first w. Lydia had Joseph, b. a. 1681; Lydia; both bapt. prob. 17 Aug. 1684, tho. the rec. as giv. in Geneal. Reg. XII. 147, says 18, wh. was Monday ; Jobanna, 12 Apr. 1685; Mary, 30 Jan. 1687; Eliz. 16 Feb. 1690; Joanna, b. 15, bapt . 16 Oct. 1692 ; Ruth, bapt. 1 Dec. 1694; Susanna, b. 20 Apr. 1698; Thankful, 4 Nov. 1700; Mercy, 6 Aug. 1702; Esther, 30 Oct. 1705; Experience, bapt. prob. 11 July 1708; and Zephaniah, b. 16 Feb. 1710, d. young; but prob. the last two were b. by a sec. w. Joanna Loomis.Reader, if you've researched this question and have been able to document it one way or the other, I'd appreciate knowing what you've found!
Savage, James, John Farmer, and O. P. Dexter. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1860.