Stephen Gates II

Stephen GATES II (1634 – 1706) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Stephen Gates II was born about 1634 in Norfolk, England.  His parents were Stephen GATES I and Ann VEARE.  He emigrated with his parents, sailing on the Diligent in 1638.  He married Sarah WOODWARD granddaughter of his step-father on 18 Apr 1662 in Stow, Mass.  Stephen died in 1706 in Acton, Mass.

Stephen II  and Sarah Gates are buried in the Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex County, Mass.

Sarah Woodward was born on 6 Feb 1641/42 in Watertown, Mass.  Her parents were George WOODWARD and Mary GIBBSON.  Sarah died on 21 Oct 1706 in Stow, Mass.

Children of Stephen and Sarah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Stephen GATES III 17 Jul 1665
Lancaster, Mass.
Jemima BENJAMIN
8 Nov 1686 Stow, Mass
4 Nov 1732
Preston, CT
2. Simon Gates 5 Jun 1667
Cambridge, Mass.
Hannah Benjamin
(Jemima’s sister)
4 May 1688 Stow, Mass
1752
3. Ens. Thomas Gates 31 DEC 1669
Boston, Mass.
Margaret Geer
Dec 1695 Preston, CT
1752 Preston, CT
4. Ens. Isaac Gates 1673
Boston Middlesex, Mass
Mercy Benjamin
(Jemima’s sister)
2 Jul 1696 Concord, Mass.
.
Elizabeth Merriam (Widow of John Farrar)
c. 1710
22 Nov 1748
Stow, Mass.
5. Nathaniel Gates 1675
Marlboro, Mass.
Mary Gibson
17 Oct 1700
Concord, Mass.
6 Dec 1731
Stow, Mass.
6. Sarah Gates 27 Apr 1679
Marlboro, Mass.
Unmarried 27 Jan 1723/24 Stow, Mass.
7. Rebecca Gates 23 Jul 1682
Marlboro, Mass.
Deacon Timothy Gibson
17 Nov 1700
Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
21 Jan 1754
Stow, Middlesex, Mass.
8. Lt. Daniel Gates 23 Apr 1685
Marlboro, Mass.
Anna Eveleth
c. 1714
Stow, Mass.
22 Mar 1759
Stowe, Mass.

In 1662, Stephen, perhaps as the first born, was heavily favored in his father’s will.  The will was contested by his siblings,  They alleging that their father was “not of disposing mind”, but they failed to break the will.

He led a very migratory life.  As an adult he resided in Lancaster (1665), Cambridge (1667), Boston (1669), Marlborough (1670) and lived the last years of his life in Stow.

Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass

Stow, Middlesex, Mass

17 Feb 1667 – Stephen was an assistant to Edward Drinker, a Boston potter and Baptist preacher.

1673 – He was living in Cambridge when Drinker deeded him 300 acres in the wilderness between Lancaster and Concord on both sides of Elizabeth Brook.

1684 – He was living in Stow where he took an Indian title to the Elizabeth Brook property

Children

1. Stephen GATES III (See his page)

2. Simon Gates

Simon’s wife Hannah Benjamin  was born Feb 1668 in Cambridge, Stow, Middlesex, Mass.  Her parents were Joseph BENJAMIN and Jemima LAMBERT.  Hannah died in 1703.

Simon bought out the interest in his father’s estate from his brothers Stephen and Thomas before 1711.

Simon’s will, dated in Stow 22 July 1743 with codicil added 25 May 1747, was lodged for probate by his son Amos, 9 March 1752, and proved 22 Jun 1752. He mentioned his wife Hannah, his “two eldest sons Joseph and Benjamin,” sons Elisha and Amos, all of whom had received land by deeds of gift. Hannah Heald, Mary Haines, and Susannah Fitch are mentioned as surviving daughters [Susannah died before settlement], and daughter Elizabeth Wheeler was deceased.  Mentions cash, bonds, and bills, from which it appears that he was something of a capitalist.  See Torrey, NEHGR 120:166

Simon Gates Bio

3. Ensign Thomas Gates

Thomas’ wife Margaret Geer was born 2 Feb 1669 in Preston, New London, CT. Her parents were George Geer and Sarah Allyn. Margaret died Dec 1685 in Preston, New London, CT.

4. Ensign Isaac Gates

Isaac’s first wife Mercy Benjamin was born 12 Mar 1674 Yarmouth, Mass.  Her parents were Joseph BENJAMIN and Jemima LAMBERT.  Hannah died 1709, Stow, Middlesex, Mass.

Isaac’s second wife Elizabeth Merriam was born 5 Oct 1673 in Stow, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Samuel Merriam and Elizabeth Townsend. She first married 6 Dec 1699 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, to John Farrar (1672 in Lancaster, Mass – 19 Aug 1707 Sterling, Worcester, Mass., killed by Indians) Elizabeth died 15 Mar 1755 in Harvard, Worcester, Mass.  The church record states that “the house burnt down” which might imply fire was the cause of death, but actually, the family was at the cemetery at the time of the fire.

Isaac Gates Bio

Isaac Gates – Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex, Mass – “Here lies buried Y body of Ensign Isaac Gates. As you are, so we are, as we are so you will be who departed this life Nov 22nd AD 1748 in Ye 76th year of his age”

5. Nathaniel Gates

Nathaniel’s wife Mary Gibson was born 1673 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were John Gibson and Rebecca Errington. Mary died 1731 in Stow, Middlesex, Mass.

Administration of his estate was granted to his son Stephen, 6 December 1731. See Torrey, NEHGR 120:168

7. Rebecca Gates

Rebecca’s husband Deacon Timothy Gibson was born 1679 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were John Gibson and Rebecca Errington. Timothy died 14 Jul 1757 in Stow, Middlesex, Mass.  (His niece, Mary, married Rebecca’s brother, Nathaniel. See NEHGR, 37:389)

Timothy Gibson Bio

The above  claim that Timothy was raised by Selectman Abraham Holman is very surprising given the bad blood between the Gibson and Holman families.

In 1659, Winifred Holman, the widow of William HOLMAN of Cambridge, was accused of witchcraft by the Gibsons, because of her charitable desire to cure the sick with mental and spiritual suggestions, and by the ” blessings of God “.

The Holmans lived on the Northeasterly corner of Garden and Linnean streets, and opposite them, on Sparks and Garden streets, resided the family of John Gibson, consisting of his wife Rebecca, son John [Deacon Timothy Gibson’s father] and daughter Rebbecca Stearnes.

Just what was the real cause of enmity, between the two families, does not appear from the records. Rebecca, the daughter of John and Rebecca Gibson, was born about the year 1635, and was the same age as Abraham [supposedly Timothy Gibson’s future guardian], the son of Winifred Holman. The evidence showed that if ” Abraham ware aboute she [Rebecca] was well “. It is quite within the realms of possibility, that an intended marriage between Abraham Holman and Rebecca Gibson, had been interrupted by their parents, and the lady induced to become the second wife of Charles Stearns on the 22 June 1654.  Before 1657, Mrs. Stearns was afflicted with hallucinations, and became violently vindictive towards the mother and sister of Abraham Holman, making charges of witchcraft against them.

One day, Mary Holman asked why whe didn’t get some help and she answered that she had “used means by physicians and could have no help.”  Mary suggested her mother could cure her “with the blessing of God.”  Gibson was upset that Winifred and her daughter Mary had practiced their magical healing skills on his daughter and filed a complaint with the Constable of Cambridge.

The Gibsons, — weighed down with the sickness and distress of their daughter Rebecca, and unable to resist her repeated assertions that Winifred and her daughter Mary Holman, were the real authors of all their misery, — entered, in the year 1659, a serious complaint against them as witches, and had Mr. Thomas Danforth issue warrants for their arrest.

(Midd. Co. Ct. Files) Taken from Page’s History of Cambridge, Mass., as the original could not be found.

To the Constable of Cambridge. You are required forthwith to apprehend the persons of Widow Holman and her daughter Mary, and immediately bring them before the County Court Now sitting in Charlestown, to be examined on several accusations presented, on suspicion of witchcraft; and for Witnesses John Gibson and his wife; you are forthwith to bring them away, and not suffer them to speak one with another after their knowledge of this warrant, and hereof you are not to fayle at your perill.

Dat. 21 June 1659. Thomas Danforth, R.

It will be convenient that you charge some meet person to bring away the mayd first, and then you may acquaint the mother also with this warrant respecting her also.

The records of the court make no further allusion to this charge of sorcery. Doubtless the grand jury were not impressed with the evidence presented, and failed to bring in an indictment. The Holmans, however, were not satisfied to rest their side of the case, and brought suit for legal damages in an action of defamation and slander against the Gibsons and Rebecca Stearnes.

At this second trial, the evidence to support the accusations of witchcraft were very slender, the testimonies demonstrate the bigoted mental attitude of those times. The quaint simplicity of the charges were in keeping with the mode of life and learning of the early settlers, yet teeming with insidious suspicions.

In defence of her character as an honest christian women, Mrs. Holman submitted two certificates, signed by two of the deacons John Bridge and Gregory Stone, and several members of the church:

We, whose names are underwritten, we do here testify that Winifret Holman, we having been acquainted with her this many years, she being near neighbor unto us, and many times have had occasion to have dealings with her, and we have not indeed in the least measure perceived, either by words or deeds, any thing whereby we could have any grounds or reason to suspect her for witchery or any thing thereunto tending. And this is evident unto us that she is diligent in her calling, and frequents public preaching, and gives diligent attention thereunto.
John Palfrey, Mathew Bridge, Richard Eccles, ffrancis Whitmor, John Greene, Nathaniell Green, William Diksone.

We, who have here subscribed our names, do testify that we have known this Winnefret Holman, widow, this many years, but never knew any thing in her life concerning witchery. But she hath always been a diligent hearer of any attender to the word of God.
Mary Patten, Mary Hall, Jane Willows, Anna Bridge, Elizabeth Bridg, Elizabeth Green, Jeane Diksonne, Elizabeth Winship, Thomas Fox, Ellin Fox, William Towne, Martha Towne, Mary Eccles, Isobell Whittmor, John Bridge, Rebekka Wieth, Gregory Stone, Lidea Stone.

Winifred Holman lost her suit on the ground that Rebecca Stearns was sick and not responsible for what she said, but Mary Holman gained her action against John Gibson Jr. [Timothy’s father] The testimonies, which follow, were contributed by members of the staff in the Middlesex County Court, at Cambridge.

To the Constable of Cambridg or his Deputy
You are hereby required to attach the goods or in want thereof the person of John Gibson Jun’ of Cambridg and take bond of him to the value of twenty pounds with sufficient surety or suretyes for his appearance att the next County Court holden att Cambridg upon the 3 day of Aprill next, then and there to answer the complaint of Mary Holeman of Cambridg in an action of Defamation and Slaunder, and so make a true return hereof under yo’ hand. Dated this 26 of March 1659 60

By the Court Samuel Green:
(Endorsed on back)
This attachment was served upon Joh Gibson Jun’ & securiety taken for his appareance at this Court to Answer there unto according to y* teano’ there of by me Franc Moore Const
26 March 1660

To the Constable of Cambridg or his deputy
You are hereby required to attach the goods and in want thereof the persons of John Gibson of Cambridg Sen’ and his wife, and take bond of them to the value of ten pounds with sufficient Surety or Suretyes for their appearance att the next County Court holden att Cambridg upon the third day of Aprill next then and there to answer the complaint of Winnifrid Holmane of Cambridg in an action of defamation and slaunder, hereof you are to make a true return under yo’ hand, dated this 28 of March 1660

By the Court Samuel Green:
(Endorsed on back)
I have served this Attachment upon John Gibson & taken bond of him to y* vallue of tenn pouns for his appearance at y° Court to be responsall to y* Attachment according to y8 tean’ thereof:
by me Franc Moore
Const 29 1 mo 1660

To the Constable of Cambridg or his Deputy
You are hereby required to attach the goods or in want thereof the person of Rebeckah the wife of Charles Sternes of Cambridg and take bond of her to the value of ten pounds with sufficient Surety or Suretyes for her appearance att the next County Court holden att Cambridg, upon the third day of Aprill next then and there to answer the complaint of Winnifrid Holeman of Cambridg, in an action of defamation and slaunder, hereof you are to make a true return under your hand
Dated this 28 of March 1660
By the Court Samuel Green:
(Endorsed on back)

This Attachment was served upon Rebecka Stearnes & securytie taken for her appearance at this Court to answer thereto according to the teano’ thereof
by me
Franc Moore Const
28.1.1660

The testimonies of Tho Adrews 17 years of age Daniell Andrews 16 years of age and Samuell Buck aged about 17 years doe say being comeing from meeting on the Lords day that they heard John Gibson say of Mary Holman that there cometh the young wich. And Daniell Andrews saith it is more then you know And John Gibson saied I am sure of it: 15 June dated 1659
Sworne in Court 4 (2) 60
as attests Th. Danforth R.

This is the testimony of Elizabeth Bowers aged 25 yeares saith that she hearde Rebekka the wife of Charles Sternes say that widdow Holman is a wich at which time shee was in one of her rageing fits.
Sworne in Court
4 (2) 60. as attests.
Th. Danforth R.

Elisabeah Bowers being at Goode Gipsons house about tenn days sine and shee herd Goode Gipson say her dagter did call anoher woman wich and shee reproved her dagter and sayd doo you know what you say and shee answereth her moher as she sayd that it was Ms Homan she ment then Abram Holman replied to Good Gibson doth your daughter know wl she sayeth and she sayeth sometime she doth and sometime she doth not.
Sworne in Court 4 (2) 60.
as attests. Th. Danforth. R.

Elizabeth Bowers aged 25 years
Wittneseth that shee being present heard Abraham Holman ask
Goody Gibson if she did not say his mother was a witch and she sayd she would not say his mother was a witch but she had cause to suppect her for her daughter had been very grevously handled and she had sene her ask very strange things

Abraham Holman and Jerimiah Holraan wittneseth the same
4 (2) 60. Sworne in Court.
as attests. Th. Danforth R.
The testimony of Abraham Holman & Mary Holman that they heard Rebeecha Stearns say: Mrs. Holman your chest is full of impes but whether shee was in her fitts, wly at Sunday service shee rageth, & is deprived of y* use of her reason, we dar not affirme to y* contrary.
Sworne in Court Anno 1659
4 (2) 60. as attests.
Th. Danforth R.

For more of the testimony see Winifred HOLMAN’s page.

John Gibson junior. acknowledged in court that, whereas he is legally convicted of a slanderous speech concerning Mary Holman, he is heartily sorry for his evil thereby committed against God, and wrong done to the said Mary Holman and her friends, and doth crave forgiveness of the said Mary Holman of this trespass.

Rebecca Gates Gibson – Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex, Mass- “Here lies the body of Mrs. Rebekah Gibson wife of Deac. Timothy Gibson who died Ye 2? AD 1754 in the Ye 73 year of her age”

8. Lt. Daniel Gates

Daniel’s wife Anna Eveleth 1684 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass. Her parents were Joseph Eveleth and Mary Bragg. Anna died 9 Aug 1759 in Stow, Middlesex, Mass.

Daniel lived at Sprindle Hill, Stow, which was part of the farm owned by his father.  By a deed made 25 Mar 1741 and recorded 20 May 1757 he conveyed the farm to his son Silas.

He served as a selectman in 1724, 1738, 1747, 1751 and 1752.  He also served on town committees and as tythingman and fence viewer.

Daniel Gates – Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex, Mass – Here lies buried the body of Mr. Daniel Gates who died March 23 (?) 1753 in Ye 73 of his age

Sources:

From Sarah Miller 1939 by Walter Goodwin Davis

http://newenglandgenealogy.pcplayground.com/f_15b.htm#96

Genealogies of Connecticut families: from the New England historical and … By Judith McGhan, Genealogical Publishing Co

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35927529

The history of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and their

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Stephen Gates III

Stephen GATES III (1665 – 1732) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Stephen Gates III was born 17 Jul 1665 in Lancaster, Mass. He was christened in Hingham, Plymouth, Mass. His parents were Stephen GATES II and Sarah WOODWARD. He married Jemima BENJAMIN on 8 Nov 1686 in Stow, Mass.  Stephen died 4 Nov 1732 in Preston, CT.

Jemima Benjamin was born in Feb 1665/66 in Barnstable, Mass.  Her parents were Joseph BENJAMIN and Jemima LAMBERT.  Some researchers think that since Jemima bore the first wife’s name, it is natural to suppose that she was the first born daughter by the second marriage, born about 1666.   If that hypothesis is true, her mother was Sarah CLARKE. Jemima died in Preston, CT.

Children of Stephen and Jemima:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Thankful Gates 7 Aug 1687 Stow, Mass. Lt. Daniel Woodward (Hannah’s brother)
1 Mar 1701/02 Preston, CT
24 May 1752 Preston, CT.
2. Stephen GATES IV c. 1690 Stow, Mass Hannah WOODWARD
6 Nov 1713 Preston, CT
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Mercy Luce
c. 1763
14 Mar 1782 Preston, CT.
3. Mercy Gates c. 1693
Preston, CT
Thomas Foster
3 Jul 1711
1756
Stow, Middlesex, MA
4. Sarah Gates 10 Nov 1696 Preston, CT Benjamin Clark
1717 – Preston City, New London, CT
1768 – Plainfield, Windham, CT
5. Jemima Gates 15 Jan 1698/99 Preston, CT Samuel Clark
20 Jun 1723 Preston, CT
6. Isaac Gates 28 Dec 1701 Preston, CT Deborah Partridge
21 AUG 1733 Preston, CT
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Sarah Maffried
c. 1746
.
Charity (Perkins) Lathrop
29 Jul 1765
16 Aug 1788 Preston, CT
7. Elizabeth Gates FEB 1704/05
Preston, CT
Jonathan Downing
1723 – Preston City, New London, CT
Nov 1732 – Canterbury, Windham, CT
8 Susanna Gates 1706/07
Preston, CT
Bef. 1732
Not mentioned in her father’s will

Stow, Middlesex, Mass

Stephen and Jemima removed from Stow to Preston  before 6 Jun 1694 when they sold land to his brother Simon.

Preston, New London, CT

In 1711 the town of Preston granted Stephen 14 acres and water power running through it on the condition that he maintain a saw and grist mill.  The land is now in the town of Griswold at Hopeville.

Stephen left a will, not dated, but proved 30 Nov. 1732. He mentioned his wife Jemima, sons Stephen and Isaac, daughters Thankful Woodward, Mercy Foster, Jemima Clark, Sarah Clark and Elizabeth Downing. By the terms of the will his daughters were to receive £100 each.

There are different speculations about Jemima’s mother & date of death. Some say her mother was Jemima Lumbert, others say Sarah Clark. Some assume she was dead at the time her father’s will was written in 1704, others know she was married to Stephen Gates & lived in Massachusetts, a long way off & in a very well established marriage, therefore no need for her father to leave her anything in his will.

Children

1. Thankful Gates

Thankful’s husband Lt. Daniel Woodward was born 5 Jan 1684 in Medford, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were  Daniel WOODWARD and Elizabeth DANA. Daniel died 29 May 1752 in Preston, New London, CT.

2. Stephen GATES IV (See his page)

3. Mercy Gates

Mercy’s husband Thomas Foster was born 18 Sep 1687 in Mass. His parents were Thomas Foster and Experience Parker. Thomas died 20 Aug 1748 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island.

They removed from Preston to Voluntown Connecticut.

4. Sarah Gates

Sarah’s husband Benjamin Clark was born 1694 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. His parents were Benjamin Clark and Mercy Smith. Benjamin died in 1766 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut.

5. Jemima Gates

Jemima’s husband Samuel Clark was born 1698 in Kingston, Rhode Island.   His parents were Benjamin Clark and Mercy Smith. Samuel died in 1768 – Preston, Connecticut.

6. Isaac Gates

Isaac’s first wife Deborah Partridge was born 28 Apr 1717 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Her parents were Samuel Partridge and Deborah Rose. Deborah died 22 May 1745 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

Isaac’s second wife Sarah Maffried was born about 1720.  Sarah died 4 Sep 1760.

Isaac’s third wife Charity Perkins was born 6 Dec 1724 in Norwich, Connecticut.  She first married Ezra Lathrop.

Isaac Gates Headstone — Hopeville Cemetery Hopeville, New London , Connecticut,

7. Elizabeth Gates

Elizabeth’s husband Jonathan Downing was born 11 Sep 1703 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Jonathan Downing and Mary Perigo. Jonathan died 24 Sep 1786 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut.

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=16785775&st=1

http://newenglandgenealogy.pcplayground.com/f_15b.htm#99

Genealogies of Connecticut families: from the New England historical and … By Judith McGhan, Genealogical Publishing Co

Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and his descendents : a preliminary work subject to addition and correction” 1898 Charles Otis Gates (Author)

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Stephen Gates IV

Stephen GATES IV (1690 – 1782) was Alex’s 8th Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Stephen Gates IV was born about 1690 in Stow, Mass. His parents were Stephen GATES III and Jemima BENJAMIN. He married Hannah WOODWARD on 6 Nov 1713 in Preston, CT.   Two of their sons, Azariah and Phineas died of Yellow Fever in Cuba after the Battle of Havana in 1762. After Hannah died, he married Mercy Luce about 1763.  Stephen died 14 Mar 1782 in Preston, CT.

Gates Cemetery – In 1742 this Stephen Gates deeded an acre of land beside the Pachogue River to the town of Preston to be used as a burial place. Henry Palmer Gates of Johnstown, NY visited the place c. 1913 and made a list of the the stones that were visible. (His list does not include Stephen (1690-1782), who donated the land.) Some stones are visible in this photo, and in the background is the river and a bridge for Edmond Road. This is not too different from a photo made around 1910. And, a hundred years later, in 2010, a satellite image from Google shows the river, the bridge, and what might be some of these same buildings on the other side of the river. Google places the location at 41 deg., 36.557 min. N, and 71 deg., 56.332 min. W (On Edmond Road, upstream from a dam, and not far from Interstate 395). Neither the satellite imagery nor the topo map have a symbol indicating the presence of a cemetery.

Here is a Google Map Satellite View of these coordinates In 1898 the land was in the town of Griswold at Hopeville.   In 1898 there were 250 graves , 41 with inscriptions. It’s now called Hopeville Pond a mile or two east of Jewett City

At edge of river, across road from Gates Cemetery, Hopeville, CT This is how the scene looked in 2011. The river and buildings were not visible from the cemetery itself because a row of trees had grown up along the road, blocking the view. However the landscape remains essentially the same. Interesting to compare it with earlier photos.

Hannah Woodward was born on 7 May 1691 in Medford, Mass. Her parents were Daniel WOODWARD and Elizabeth DANA.  Hannah died 21 Oct 1762 in Preston, CT.

Mercy Luce was born in 1720.  She was the widow of Ephraim Withey or MacWithey.  Mercy died 14 May 1796.

Children of Stephen and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Hannah GATES 14 Oct 1713 in Preston City, New London, CT Oliver PERKINS Sr.
10 Jan 1733/34 in the  2nd Church in Preston (now Griswold, CT)
21 Oct 1762 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.
2. Thankful Gates 16 Apr 1716
Preston
Bef 1729
3.. Stephen Gates 13 Jan 1717/18 Preston, CT Hannah Meech
11 Apr 1743
11 Dec 1787 Halifax, VT
4. Joseph Gates 20 Dec 1720 Preston, CT. Bef. 1727
5. Nehemiah Gates 17 Mar 1722/23 Preston, CT Elizabeth Baker
14 Dec 1743
.
Sarah [__?__]
.
Mary Partridge
(Widow of Zephaniah Woodward)
1 Dec 1763
30 Apr 1790
New London, CT
6. Azariah Gates bapt.
10 Mar 1725 Preston, CT
Mary Jones
22 Mar 1748/49
14 Oct 1762
Died of Yellow Fever in Cuba after the Battle of Havana
7. Capt. Joseph Gates 16 Apr 1727 Preston, CT Abigail Baker
7 Dec 1749
.
Mabel Partridge
18 Sep 1757 Preston, New London, CT
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Dorothy Seaton (Widow of Jesse Seaton)
28 Mar 1775
10 Sep 1795
Preston, New London, CT
8 Thankful Gates bapt.
4 Apr 1729 Preston, CT
Nathaniel Clark
30 Apr 1751 Canterbury, CT
16 May 1768 Canterbury, CT
9. Phineas Gates c.  1731 Preston, CT Esther Herrick
16 Jun 1758
30 Nov1762
Died of Yellow Fever in Cuba after the Battle of Havana
10. Susanna Gates bapt.
13 Sep 1734 Preston, CT
Probably unmarried

Stephen Gates’ land is now underwater in Hopeville Pond State Park, in  Griswold, Connecticut.  From the park’s website:

Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold, CT

The Pachaug River was a major fishing ground for the Mohegan Indians. At low water the stone weirs, constructed by the Indians at angles from the river banks, are still visible. These weirs directed water flow as well as eels, shad, and other fish toward the center of the stream where the Indians placed baskets to trap them. Until blocked up by a dam, constructed in 1828 at Greenville, shad passed up the Quinebaug River in great numbers.

In pioneer times, a gristmill and sawmill were among the first requisites of a community. In 1711, surveyor Stephen GATES was granted fourteen acres of land within the limits of the present state park for the purpose of constructing mills. He erected a sawmill and cornmill at the natural falls (now underwater) on the Pachaug River for the convenience of the inhabitants. In 1818, Elizah Abel purchased this mill privilege and erected a woolen mill at the site. John Slater later purchased the woolen mill, sawmill, and gristmill; he then built a satinet mill faced with local granite. He named his new mill the Hope Mill. The name Hopeville was derived from this and has remained to the present time. In 1860, the village of Hopeville reached its zenith with the tremendous demands for woolens. At this time, it was owned by Edwin Lanthrop and Company and prospered until 1881 when the mill was destroyed by fire, never to be rebuilt. At the turn of the century, the church and four houses in the community burned. Furthermore, in 1908, the gristmill which had operated from 1711 until that time also went up in flames.

Stephen’s first wife owned the covenant in the First Church in Preston, 17 April 1715, and became a member 27 Sept. 1719. On 30 Nov. 1720 she was a member of the Second Church, probably by transfer from the First Church. According to the History of Griswold, Conn. (p.32) Stephen Gates was a member of the Baptist Church in Groton, Conn., in January 173

In his will, dated 21 June 1779, he mentioned his wife Mercy. The witnesses deposed 27 March 1782. He did not name his children. From the record of the distribution of his estate, 23 Jan. 1790, it appears that all of his children were then deceased except his sons Nehemiah and Joseph. Widow Mercy was mentioned; also heirs of Hannah Perkins, heirs of Thankful Clark, heirs of Phineas Gates, heirs of Stephen Gates, Jr., and heirs of Azariah Gates.When Stephen’s will was proved Jan. 23, 1790, all children were deceased except Joseph and Nehemiah, widow Mercy,and heirs of Hannah Perkins, Thankful Clark, Phineas Gates, Stephens Gates and Azariah Gates are mentioned. (Sons were killed in Indian Wars.)

Children

Two of Stephen’s sons died in October and November 1762.  A 19th Century genealogy said they died in the French and Indian War.  I was confused because that the French and Indian War ended that September.  Researching their unit and commanding officer and through Major General Phineas Lyman I discovered that they were casualties of the Battle of Havana.

Azariah Gates (1725 – 1762) was a solider in the Seven Years War, Battle of Havana from 25 Mar 1762 until 14 Oct 1762 when he died, probably of Yellow Fever in Cuba.   He was in the First Connecticut Regiment under Major General Phineas Lyman, Fifth Company under Captain John Stanton.   In 1762 Lyman was sent with 2,300 men to command the colonial contingent of Lord Albemarle’s army in the capture of Havana.

Phineas Gates (1731 – 1762) was a solider in the Seven Years War, Battle of Havana from 20 Mar 1762 until he was died 30 Nov 1762, like his brother probably of Yellow Fever in  Cuba.   He served with his brother Azariah in the First Connecticut Regiment under Major General Phineas Lyman, Fifth Company under Captain John Stanton.

The Battle of Havana (1762) was a military action from March to August 1762, as part of the Seven Years’ War. British forces besieged and captured the city of Havana, which at the time was an important Spanish naval base in the Caribbean, and dealt a serious blow to the Spanish navy. During the siege the British had lost 2,764 killed, wounded, captured or deserted, but by 18 October also had lost 4,708 dead from sickness. One of the most depleted brigade was transferred to North America where it lost a further 360 men within a month of his arrival.  Havana was subsequently returned to Spain under the 1763 Treaty of Paris that formally ended the war.  but Spain was required to cede Florida and Minorca to Great Britain and pay the Manila Ransom. Spain received French Louisiana as a payment for intervening in the war on the side of the French and as compensation for having lost Florida.

On 28 Jul 1762  1,400 militia from Connecticut arrived in time to aid in the defense of the batteries from the one Spanish sally.

I counted 43 dead and 27 survivors in Azariah and Phineas’s 5th Company, 1st Connecticut Regiment from the Rolls of Connecticut men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762, Volume 2 By Connecticut Historical Society.   Extrapolating this 61% casualty rate to the entire regiment gives 860 deaths.  I couldn’t find the actual total from this little remembered conflict.  The Connecticut Colony’s total population was 142,000 in 1760.  A similar casualty rate if applied today’s United States would equal 1.8 million deaths.  This was a lot of carnage for a fight not much in the interest of the Connecticut settlers, though maybe the commander did benefit.  In 1763, Phineas Lyman went to England where he remained until 1772, endeavoring to obtain a grant of land in west Florida, a tract near Natchez (now Mississippi) being granted by royal charter in 1772. Lyman led a band of settlers to the region in 1773.

1. Hannah GATES (See Oliver PERKINS Sr.‘ page)

3. Stephen Gates

Stephen’s wife Hannah Meech was born  4 Mar 1724, probably in Preston, CT. Her parents were John Meech and Sarah Hutchins.

5. Nehemiah Gates

Nehemiah’s first wife Elizabeth Baker was born 1724 in Norwich, Connecticut.   Elizabeth died 14 Jun 1759 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

Nehemiah’s second wife Sarah [__?__] died 8 APR 1763.

Nehemiah’s third wife Mary Partridge was born 3 Aug 1727 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Her parents were Samuel Partridge and Deborah Rose.  She first married 27 Jan 1748 in Preston, New London, Connecticut to Zephaniah Woodward (20 Jul 1723 in Preston, CT – 17 Apr 1760 New London, CT).  Mary died 26 Jan 1810 in Preston, New London, Connecticut

Nehemiah Gates Headstone — Hopeville Cemetery Hopeville, New London County, Connecticut

Nehemiah was one of the Connecticut soliders who marched in Aug 1757 on the alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry.  He was in the 3rd Regiment Connecticut Militia (New London, Norwich, Lyme) under Col. Eliphalet Dyer, Seventh Company under Captain Ichabod Phelps.   In August, 1755, this regiment was raised in eastern Connecticut to assist in the proposed expedition against Crown Point. Eliphalet Dyer was appointed lieutenant colonel of this regiment. Each town of the county was ordered to furnish its proportion of men.

In the French and Indian War Dyer was a Lt. Colonel in the militia. He was a part of the expedition that captured Crown Point from the French in 1755. In 1758, as a Colonel, he led his regiment to Canada in support of Amherst’s and Wolfe’s operations.  I’m not sure if Nehemiah participated in these other operations.

The Siege of Fort William Henry was conducted in August 1757 by French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm against the British-held Fort William Henry. The fort, located at the southern end of Lake George, on the frontier between the British Province of New York and the French Province of Canada, was garrisoned by a poorly supported force of British regulars and provincial militia led by Lieutenant Colonel George Monro. After several days of bombardment, Monro surrendezred to Montcalm, whose force included nearly 2,000 Indians from a large number of tribes. The terms of surrender included the withdrawal of the garrison to Fort Edward, with specific terms that the French military protect the British from the Indians as they withdrew from the area.

In one of the most notorious incidents of the French and Indian War, Montcalm’s Indian allies violated the agreed terms of surrender and attacked the British column, which had been deprived of ammunition, as it left the fort. They killed and scalped a significant number of soldiers, took as captives women, children, servants, and slaves, and slaughtered sick and wounded prisoners. Early accounts of the events called it a massacre, and implied that as many as 1,500 people were killed, even though it is unlikely more than 200 people (less than 10% of the British fighting strength) were actually killed in the massacre..

In 1762 Azariah and Phineas served in the 1st Connecticut Regiment 5th Company

6. Azariah Gates

Azariah’s wife Mary Jones was born  xx.

Azariah was a solider in the Seven Years War, Battle of Havana from 25 Mar 1762 until 14 Oct 1762 when he died, probably of Yellow Fever in Cuba.   He was in the First Connecticut Regiment under Major General Phineas Lyman, Fifth Company under Captain John Stanton.   In 1762 Lyman was sent with 2,300 men to command the colonial contingent of Lord Albemarle’s army in the capture of Havana.

1st Connecticut Regiment 5th Company 1762 – Over half the company perished primarily from Yellow Fevor including Azariah and Phineas

1st Connecticut Regiment 5th Company 1762 – I counted 43 dead and 27 survivors

The Battle of Havana (1762) was a military action from March to August 1762, as part of the Seven Years’ War. British forces besieged and captured the city of Havana, which at the time was an important Spanish naval base in the Caribbean, and dealt a serious blow to the Spanish navy. During the siege the British had lost 2,764 killed, wounded, captured or deserted, but by 18 October also had lost 4,708 dead from sickness. One of the most depleted brigade was transferred to North America where it lost a further 360 men within a month of his arrival.  Havana was subsequently returned to Spain under the 1763 Treaty of Paris that formally ended the war.  but Spain was required to cede Florida and Minorca to Great Britain and pay the Manila Ransom. Spain received French Louisiana as a payment for intervening in the war on the side of the French and as compensation for having lost Florida.

El Morro fortress in Havana, stormed by the British in July 1762

The Conn Brigade under General Phineas Lyman joined the British in the Carribean and by July 1762 were encamped outside of Havana.

The heat and humidity were a trial to the English. “Even in the commencement of the siege, the distresses to which the soldiers were exposed, were sufficient to damp the ardour of any but the bravest; their labours were excessive; and yet they only led to severer toils. Their roads of communication were to be cut through forests that were almost impenetrable; and their heavy artillery was to be dragged, for a vast way, over a rough and rocky shore. To many their exertions and sufferings were intolerable; the powerful co-operation of labour, thirst, and excessive heat, became insupportable; they sunk beneath a complicated burden, and expired amidst the violence of their fatigues” . In the wake of the ship-to-fort duel, the Spanish knocked out an artillery battery on the ridge: “The labour of 600 men for 17 days was destroyed in a few hours, and all was to be constructed anew” (p. 276). Albemarle’s men, however, were able to force their way across the moat on 20 July and begin mining the Morro’s walls.

On 28 Jul 1762  1,400 militia from Connecticut arrived in time to aid in the defense of the batteries from the one Spanish sally. Prado gathered together a rather motley collection of 1,200 militia and threw them against the English lines. Although the opening attack was a surprise, the English recovered quickly and beat back three charges. On the 30th the engineers mining the walls finally had their charges set and blew a breach in the Morro’s walls. Albemarle’s two brothers led the English charge and they made short work of the defenders. Luis de Velasco, commander of the Morro, died defending his flag.

7. Capt. Joseph Gates

Joseph’s first wife Abigail Baker was born about 1723.  Abigail  died before 18 Sep 1757.  The date for Abigail Baker’s death is not definite. Neither is the date of Joseph’s marriage to Mabel Partridge. This makes it difficult to determine which wife gave birth to Joseph’s early children.

Joseph’s second wife Mabel Partridge was born 16 May 1738 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Her parents were Thomas Partridge and Sarah Treat. Mabel died 31 Oct 1774 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

Joseph’s third wife Dorothy Gates was born 25 Mar 1742 in Preston, CT.   Her parents were Daniel Gates (1707 – 1767) and Mercy Heald (1711 – 1803).  She was the widow of Jesse Seaton.  Dorothy and Joseph were second cousins, having a common great-grandfather, Stephen Gates 1640-1707. Joseph descended from one of Stephen’s sons (Stephen), and Dorothy from another of Stephen’s sons (Thomas). Dorothy died 9 Feb 1805 in her 63rd year.

Homestead of Joseph Gates

In his book of Gates Family Records, Henry S. Gates Jr. describes his visits to the Gates cemetery in Hopeville, CT. and this location. His visit was about 30 years after this photo was taken (probably by his father). He writes: “The Gates homestead is about 1/2 mile south of the cemetery at a curve in the road, on the east side. The farmhouse was still standing in the 1960s when I visited and brought home a brick from the fireplace and a wooden peg that had been used in construction. In 2010, a satellite image of the area shows a curve in the road about a half mile south of the cemetery and some buildings in the area, but does not provide enough information to make any certain conclusions about the homestead site. Also, land along the east side of the road here appears to be part of a state park.

Dr Joseph Gates Headstone — Hopeville Cemetery Hopeville, New London, Connecticut

8. Thankful Gates

Thankful’s husband Nathaniel Clark was born 1729 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Theopholus Clark and Martha [__?__].  After Thankful died, he married 26 Sep 1768 to Jemima Allen.  Nathaniel died in 1802 in Plainfield, Connecticut.

9. Phineas Gates

Phineas’ wife Esther Herrick was born 16 Apr 1738 in Preston, CT.  Her parents were Ephraim Herrick and Rachel Fellows.

Phineas was a solider in the Seven Years War, Battle of Havana from 20 Mar 1762 until he was died 30 Nov 1762, like his brother probably of Yellow Fever in  Cuba.   He served with his brother Azariah in the First Connecticut Regiment under Major General Phineas Lyman, Fifth Company under Captain John Stanton .

Adults of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. The male on the left, females on the right. Only the female mosquito bites can transmit the disease

Excerpt from the Journal of the Rev. John Graham. Chaplain First Connecticut Regiment in the Havana Expedition, 1762. Published by the New York Society of Colonial Wars

Saturday, September 25, 1762.—A Pleasant morning, nothing extraordinary happened the last Night—but Sable night in gloomy Majesty sat upon the Camp, a Season, when men used to labour and fatague in ye day retire from Labour to recline their weary Limbs, and refresh themselves with rest. . . . But in Camp how wide the’ difference, the Season, true, invites to Rest but alas the heavy murmurs that humme among the Tents, and bursting groans from throbing hearts Seized with panick, horror and Surprise because febrile flame kindles upon their vitals, or Tyrant pain, Tyger like preys upon their Bones or as a harpy Devours their entrails, forbids repose—nor Sooner did I deposite my weary Limbs in Bed and embrace the delectable pillow, but groan echoes to groan, and Sigh rises upon Sigh not unlike the waves and billows of a Raging Sea. . . . Thus with our Melancholly Camp a fatal desease enters tent after Tent, and with irresistable force strikes hands with soldier after Soldier, and with hostile violence Seizes the brave, the bold, the hearty and the Strong, no force of arms, no Strength of Limbs, no Solemn vows, no piteous moans, no heartrending Groans, no vertue in means, no Skill of Physicians can free from the Tyrant hand, but death cruel death that stands Just behind, draws the Curtain, Shews himself to the unhappy prisoner, and with peircing Sound Cried thou art, and at once throws his fatal dart, and fast binds them in Iron Chains—or Some disease in a Milder way Salutes them, and more gently treats them, but by Sure and certain Steps flatters them along by Slow degrees till they are introduced into the hands of unrelenting death. . . . Others roll from Side to Side, and turn into every posture to find ease from pain that wrack their Tortured limbs—others that are yet untouch’d with diseases Called from their rest to help the distressed: hearken and likely you’l hear them as they pass along, return oaths for groans and Curses for Sighs horrible to hear! Thus death in Camp reigns and has Tryumphed over Scores already, and diseases has hundreds fast bound as prisoners—and how few alas how few are prisoners of Hope.

But are Soldiers the only persons attacked or exposed? Verilly no, where are the Capts. the Lt. and Ensign that lately appeared and adorned our Camp, now Succeeded by others in the Same Command; are they not becom victims to Death, and Now held prisoners in the Grave on this Barbarous land, their deposited with many of their bold Soldiers till the last trumpit shall wake the Sleeping dead. . . . But heark, mithink I hear a different voice, uttering heavy Groans where is it? Surely it’s in the next Tent, O the officers of the field, Certainly no defference paid to Rank—The 2d in Command in the Regiment is Seized with Cold Chills that pass through every part, throws all nature into violent agitation and Shakes the whole frame; a febrile flame Succeeds, this alternate, till his vigorous and active limbs becomes feeble, and his ruddy Countenance, put on a pale and Languide hue—yet he lives. . . . Thus night after night are we accosted with the cries and Groan of the Sick and dying. Lamentations, Mourning and Woe in all most every Tent; and what hearts so hard? Who so past all Sensation, thats invested with any Degree of humanitv, as not to feel a Sympathetic Smart. . . .

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=16785785

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8146634/person/-918180857

http://newenglandgenealogy.pcplayground.com/f_75.htm#53

Genealogies of Connecticut families: from the New England historical and … By Judith McGhan, Genealogical Publishing Co

http://www.theharmons.us/harmon_t/names35.htm#GATES

Rolls of Connecticut men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762, Volume 2 By Connecticut Historical Society

http://hubpages.com/hub/Battle-of-Havana-1762-AD

Public opinion, Volume 24

Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and his descendents : a preliminary work subject to addition and correction” 1898 Charles Otis Gates (Author)

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Oliver Perkins Sr.

Oliver PERKINS Sr. (1713 – 1782) was Alex’s 7th Grandfather; one of 256 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Oliver Perkins Sr. was born 29 APR 1713 in Preston City, New London, CT. His parents were Ebenezer PERKINS and Hannah SAFFORD. He married Hannah GATES on 10 Jan 1733/34 in the  2nd Church in Preston (now Griswold, CT)  He was from Voluntown, CT when he was married.  Oliver died 26 Jan 1782 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, NY.

Oliver died in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY

Hannah Gates was born 14 OCT 1713 in Preston City, New London, CT. Her parents were Stephen GATES and Hannah WOODWARD.   Hannah died 21 OCT 1762 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.

Children of Oliver and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Phineas Perkins 1734
2. Moses Perkins 1735 Keziah [__?__]
3. Charity Perkins 17 Feb 1736/37 Norwich, New London, CT [__?__] Harington (Harrington)
4. Hannah Perkins 1736 or    9 Feb 1733
New London, CT
Benjamin Tanner
3 Jun 1762 West Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island.
May 1802 West Greenwich, Kent, RI
5. Silas Perkins 1738
6. Oliver PERKINS Jr. 1740
Connecticut
[__?__] 1805
Saratoga, NY
7. Susanah Perkins 1744
8. Elizabeth Perkins 1749 or 1758 Ichabod Prosser
9. Prudence Perkins 1754 Ephraim Newell
10. Rufus Perkins 1755 or 1759
Preston City, CT
Susanna Dutton
6 Nov 1785
Chester, Windsor, Vermont
1803
Chester, Vermont
11. Eunice Perkins 26 Dec 1757
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
Richard Brown
1775
Pownal, Vermont
21 Jan 1833 Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

Oliver Perkins Sr Will

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Children

2. Moses Perkins

Moses’ wife Keziah [__?__] was born

Moses Perkins owned various parcels of land in the Lanesborough and North
Adams townships of Berkshire Co Massachusetts in the 1770’s & 1780’s. He
also owned land near Pownal VT in 1780’s. Several of the deeds list his wife as Keziah/Kesiah Perkins. Moses was one of the son’s of Oliver Perkins, who also owned land in the same part of Berkshire County. Moses undoubtedly served in the Rev. War,
and likely fought at the Battle of Bennington (VT).

4. Hannah Perkins

Hannah’s husband Benjamin Tanner was born 20 Aug 1730 in W. Greenwich, Rhode Island.  His parents were Benjamin Tanner (b. 24 Dec 1692 South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island)  and  Joanna Lewis or Deborah Stillman. Benjamin died 05 Jun 1777 in W. Greenwich or Exeter, RI

Benjamin first married Elizabeth Colgrove (b: 2 Jun 1729 in Warwick, Rhode Island) and had four children: Benjamin (b. 1755), Mary (b. 1757), Hannah (b. 1759) and Joanna (b. 1761).

It appears from the Town Records of West Greenwich that Benjamin Tanner and his brother, James, were soldiers in the Revolution. Also that they belonged to the Third Company, and with others being unable to equip themselves in accordance with the Act of the General Assembly, provision was made for them accordingly.

Children of Hannah and Benjamin:

i. Joseph Tanner b. 9 Feb 1763 West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; d. 18 Dec 1819 Mount Pleasant, Wayne, Pennsylvania; m. 27 May 1784 Preston, New London, CT to Lydia Stanton (b. 24 Feb 1761 in Preston City, New London, CT) Lydia’s parents were Samuel Stanton (1726 – 1803) and Mary Palmer (1736 – 1815)

Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Mount Pleasant Township is on the eastern border of Wayne County.

Mount Pleasant Township is on the eastern border of Wayne County.

Joseph moved from Preston, Connecticut and settled in what would become Wayne Co, PA in the spring of 1793 and had only one child. He built the first framed house in the area in 1795. In 1798 Wayne County was established from part of Northampton County. It is named after Anthony Wayne, a Major-General in the Revolutionary War. In 1806 the first store opened “Granger & Tanner” and in 1808 Joseph build the first house in the village (but it was burned down in 1811).

Joseph Tanner was the first Justice of the Peace after the organization of the town and county, since Mr. Stanton was commissioned in Northampton Co. Benjamin Dix was the first Constable.

ii. John Tanner b. 22 Apr 1764 West Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 23 Jan 1843 Jackson, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; Burial: North Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, Susquehanna County; m. 30 Dec 1790 in Kent, Rhode Island to Sarah Patch (b. 1 Jun 1770 in Chesterfield, Mass. – d. 18 Jul 1802 in Pleasent Mount, Pennsylvania) Sarah’s parents were Ephraim Patch (1723 – 1807) and Penelope Dana (1731-1804) John and Sarah had four children.

iii. Nathan Tanner b. 11 Apr 1766 Rhode Island

iv. Oliver Tanner b. 7 May 1768 Rhode Island; d. 1769

v. Clarke Tanner b. 5 Jun 1771 West Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 16 Feb 1810 Mt Pleasent, Wayne, Pennsylvania; m. 17 Oct 1789 in Mt Pleasant, Wayne, Pennsylvania to Sabra Tyler (b. 1769 – d. 10 Dec. 1843 and is buried in N. Jackson Cem, N. Jackson, Susquehanna Co., PA Clarke and Sabra had three children.

Sabra, and Clarke’s brothers Joseph and Silas were administrators of his estate, filed Mar 26 1810.

vi. Stephen Tanner b. 13 Apr 1774; d. Feb 1848 Burial: Hamlet Cemetery, Hamlet, Chautauqua, New York; m. 2 Jun 1793 in Preston, Connecticut to Elizabeth “Betsy” Rose (b. 17 Jun 1772 in Preston, CT – d. 8 May 1837 Villenova, Chaut.; NY Burial: Hamlet Cemetery, Hamlet, Chautauqua, NY) Stephen and Betsey had ten children born between 1793 and 1812.

5 Apr 1791 Age: 16 – Stephen chose Joseph Gates of Preston, CT for his guardian.

It looks like Stephen and Betsey moved to Herkimer County, NY right after their marriage because that is where their first daughter Elizabeth was born.

vii. Silas Tanner b. 14 Oct 1776 West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; d. 9 Apr 1865 McHenry, Illinois; m. 24 Feb 1798 in Hampden, Mass. to Mary “Molly” Gilmore (b. 21 Nov 1778 in Chester, Hampden, Mass. – d. 16 Feb 1848 in Chester Center, Geauga, Ohio) Mary’s parents were James Gilmore (1752 – 1829) and Nancy [__?__] (1756 – 1833). Silas and Mary had ten children born between 1799 and 1819, including Silas Jr. who died at eleven years old 5 Mar 1831 Burial: Old Settlement Cemetery, Geauga County, Ohio Plot: Lot 31.

Silas and Mary were pioneers in Geauga, Ohio (Racoon in the Onondaga or Seneca language) along with Mary’s parents James and Nancy.

Silas was living in Chester, Geauga, Ohio in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 census.

The first settlement in Geauga was at Burton, Ohio in the year 1798, when three families settled there from Connecticut. Geauga County was founded on Mar 1 1806 as the second county in the Connecticut Western Reserve, originating from Trumbull County, Ohio. Geauga County is part of the Cleveland–Elyria–Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Inscription:
MARY
Wife of
SILAS TANNER
DIED
FEBRUARY 16, 1846
AGED
67 Years

Burial:
Old Settlement Cemetery
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 31

6. Oliver PERKINS Jr.  (See his page)

8. Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth’s husband Ichabod Prosser was born about 1741. His parents were Ichabod Arnold Prosser Sr. (1714 – ) and Patience Lanphere (1717 – 1758). He first married Abigail Maccoon (b. 1741 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island – d. 1782) and had four boys: John (1774 – 1810), Asa (1777 – 1863), Ichabod (1779 – 1849) and Joseph (1782 – ). Ichabod died between 25 Jul 1814 when he wrote his will and 16 Feb 1818 when probate was recorded in Petersburgh Township, Rensselaer, New York.

Jun 18 1766 – Elias McCoon/Coon to Ichabod Prosser 30 Acres bounded Joshua Maccoon, Stephen Larkin, Caleb Ney [Hopkinton, Rhode Island 2:27]

Ichabod Prosser bought property in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island in 1766.

Ichabod Prosser bought property in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island in 1766.

In 1767 a score or more of houses dotted [Petersburgh Township, Rensselaer, New York.] Among those occupying farms there at this time were Peter Backus, Hans Backus, John Ruyter, Henry Letcher, Hans Lantman, Barent Hoag, John G. Brimmer, Jacob Best, Petrus Vosburg, Bastian Ueil, Juriah Kreiger, Franz Burns, Henry Young, Schole Martes Watson and Peter Simmons. A few years later the families of John Church and Nathaniel Church ; William W. Reynolds, who came from Rhode Island; Ichabod Prosser, from Vermont; Joshua Thomas and Benjamin Randall, the Dayfoot brothers, Abraham and Augustus Lewis, Simeon Odell, Olivier Spencer, Stephen Card, Sylvanus Stephens, Stanton Bailey, Gideon Clark, Sterry Hewitt, Asa Maxon, David Maxon, Joseph Allen, William Hiscox, James Weaver and Thomas Phillips settled there, all before the close of the eighteenth century. Other early settlers were Hezekiah Coon, Benjamin Hanks, John Nichols, Aaron Cole, Ichabod Irish, David Hustis, William Clark, Archibald Thomas George Gardner, Laban Jones, Stephen Potter, John G. Croy and Lyman Maine.

Ichabod removed to Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York before the Revolution

Ichabod removed to Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York before the Revolution

Petersburgh is a town located in the northeast section of Rensselaer County.. The population was 1,525 at the 2010 census. The town was named after an early settler named Peter Simmons. The area was settled around the middle of the 18th century and was part of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck. The town was created in 1791 from the Town of Stephentown. The size of this town was diminished by the formation of other towns in the county, including the Towns of Berlin and Lansingburgh in 1806, and Grafton and Nassau in 1807.

Petersburgh was sparsely settled at the beginning of the War of the Revolution, and the number of men it sent to engage in that struggle therefore was not large. Among those who did serve in that war, however, were James Weaver, Lyman Maine, Ichabod Prosser, Gideon Clark, Sterry Hewitt and Arnold Worden.

In the 1790 census, Ichabod Prossar was living in Stephen Town, Albany, New York.

In the 1810 census, Jchabod Porser was living in Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York with a household of seven.

Ichabod Prosser Will

Ichabod Prosser Will

Children of Elizabeth and Ichabod:

i. Patience Prosser b. 1784 Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York; m. Dr. Peter T Olds (b. 1775)

About 1800 Dr. Job Tripp located at the village of Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York,, and soon after the practice of that locality was shared by Dr. Peter T. Olds. Dr. Burton Hammond, Dr. Emerson Hull and Dr. Henry Brown were in practice in the town a little later. The town is named after Berlin in Germany, although natives pronounce the name differently, with the accent on the first syllable.

ii. Avis Prosser b. 1790 Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York; m. Thomas Coon (b. 1786 in Connecticut – d. bef. 1850 Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York) Avis and Thomas had at least three children born between 1812 and 1831.

In 1850, Avis Coon was farming in Georgetown, Madison, New York with 45 improved acres and 42 unimproved.

iii. Elizabeth Prosser b. 22 Mar 1791 in Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York; d. 19 Sep 1866 in Green Oak, Livingston, Michigan; m. 16 Oct 1807 to Joel Avery Burdick (b. 2 Nov 1787 in Petersburg – d. 13 Apr 1858 in Nassau, Renneslaer, New York) Joel’s parents were Zillimus Burdick (1745 – 1812) and Lydia Lewis (1750 – 1800) Elizabeth and Joel had fourteen children born between 1809 and 1836.

In the 1860 census, Elizabeth was living near Whitmore Lake, Northfield, Washtenaw, Michigan with her daughters Jane who was a dressmaker and Helen who was a school teacher.

9. Prudence Perkins

Prudence’s husband Ephraim Newell was born 11 Feb 1742 Attleboro, Mass or 1745 in Dalton, Mass,. His parents were Ephraim Newell Sr. (1715 – 1782) and Ann Pierce (Perce) (1718 – 1791). Ephraim died in 1820.

Ephraim enlisted Jun 30, 1777 as a private in Capt John Strong’s Company, Col. John Brown’s Regiment (Berkshire County), discharged Jul 26, 1177.

In the 1790 census, Ephraim had a household of 10 and in 1800 a household of six in Dalton, Berkshire, Mass.

Ephraim moved around 1800 to Highgate VT, where he died in 1820.(info from New England Historical & Genealogical Register 1901.)

Children of Prudence and Ephraim

i. Martha Patty Newell (b. 1776 in Dalton Berkshire, Mass.; d. 5 Sep 1861 in Dalton; m. John Curtis Sr. (b. 3 Dec 1772 in Oxford, Worcester, Mass. – d. 3 Jul 1852 in Dalton) John’s parents were Elijah Curtis (1737 – 1808) and Elizabeth Sparhawk (1736 – 1808) Martha and John had nine children born between 1795 and 1823.

In the 1860 census, Martha was living with her son Henry’s family in Dalton, Berkshire, Mass

ii. Stephen Newell (b. 1994 Dalton, Berkshire, Mass.; d. aft, 1860 census Spafford, Onondaga, New York; m. Mary Cuykendall (b. ~ 1800 in New Jersey; d. aft 1860 census Spafford) Stephen and Mary had three children born in 1829, 1833 and 1839.

In the 1850 census, Stephen and Mary were farming in Spafford, Onondaga, New York.

10. Rufus Perkins

Rufus’ wife Susanna Dutton was born 7 Mar 1759 in Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts. Her parents were Thomas Dutton and Sarah Fitch. Susanna died about 1810 in Vermont.

Rufus was a clothier in Chester, Vermont.

Children of Rufus and Susanna

i. James Perkins b. 29 Apr 1785 in Rockingham, Windsor, Vermont; d. 13 Dec 1844; m. 17 Feb 1807 in Chester, Vermont to Mary “Polly” Butterfield (b. 6 Feb 1790 in New York or Dunstable, New Hampshire – d. 9 Aug 1870 in Hampden, Hampden, Mass) Polly’s parents were Charles Butterfield (1759 – 1845) and Sarah Vicory Warren (1760 – 1836) James and Polly had fourteen children born between 1807 and 1835.

ii. Capt. Moses Perkins b. 10 Apr 1786 in Chester, Vermont; d. 4 Jan 1858 in Rutland, Vermont; Burial: West Street Cemetery, Rutland; m. 18 Oct 1807 Marriage Record Found In The Town Record Of Chester, VT to Huldah Williams (b. 10 Jun 1789 in Chester, Vermont – d. 8 Apr 1864 in Rutland, Vermont) Huldah’s parents were Othniel Williams (1761 – 1815) and Dorcas Field (1766 – 1840).

Huldah’s father was an officer in the Revolutionary War

In the 1850 census, Moses and Hulda were farming in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont.

From the Rutland Herald, Jan. 7, 1858:
Died, in this town, Jan. 4, Capt. Moses Perkins, in the 72d year of his age.
When a respected and useful citizen is removed from the midst of us, the event demands more than a passing notice. The bereavement falls not upon the family circle alone, but extends to all who have, in various ways, been associated with him in the business aspects of life. The whole community feels the loss.

Capt. Perkins was born in the town of Rockingham, VT, April 10, 1786, and spent the years of his youth and early manhood on the East side of the Green Mountains. His father died when he was but eighteen years of age, and being the oldest child, the charge of his widowed mother and her nine younger children devolved chiefly upon his hands. This responsible trust he filially and honorably discharged; – thus in early life securing habits of industry, self reliance and enterprise which marked his whole subsequent course. Removing to this vicinity in early manhood, he soon became extensively known as an upright, energetic, business man, – a prompt, reliable Christian citizen.
For the last eighteen years he has resided in the village of East Rutland, encircled by the families of his children and children’s children, enjoying a large measure of the respect of this community. And as an evidence of the general confidence reposed in him he has been called to give a large portion of his time for many years to the settlement of the estates of deceased persons, and caring for the widow and the fatherless. This delicate trust he has, as is believed, wisely and faithfully fulfilled.

In his Christian counsels and prayers, – in his examples of uprightness and integrity, and in the grounds he has given them by his life and death, for believing that their loss is his gain, he has left to his bereaved family a precious legacy.

His protracted and painful sickness he bore with Christian fortitude, sustained by the consolations and hopes of that Gospel which he had openly professed thirty-five years before. Having at an early stage of his disease set his house in order, by the adjustment of his worldly affairs, he waited til his change should come. His last days were marked by a sweet and child-like submission to the Divine will. His end was peace.

Moses Perkins (1786 – 1858) Portrait

Huldah Williams Perkins(1789 – 1864) Portrait

iii. Rufus Perkins b. 29 Aug 1788 in Rockingham, VT; d. 8 Jul 1847 in East Middlebury, Addison, Vermont; Burial: Prospect Cemetery, East Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont; m. 30 Jul 1815 in Middlebury, Vermont to Sylvia Tupper (b. 24 Dec 1790 in Charlotte, Chitten, Vermont – d. Franklin, New York) Sylvia’s sister Laura married Rufus’ brother Silas. Their parents were Darius Tupper (1754 – 1828) and Sarah Harris Lyman (1758 – 1846). Rufus and Sylvia had five children born between 1816 and 1826 in East Middlebury.

Sylvia’s father Darius Tupper served as a private in Col. James Easton’s Regiment in the Revolutionary War.

iii. Abel Perkins b. 3 Mar 1790 in Rockingham, VT; m. 5 Mar 1812 in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont to Jane Miller(b. 1788 in Rhode Island) Jane’s parents were Consider Miller (1760 – 1832) and Dianna Field.

In the 1850 census, Abel and Jane were living in Frankfort, Will, Illinois.

iv. Oliver Perkins b. 12 Feb 1792 in Chester, Vt.

In the 1820 census, an Oliver Perkins was living in Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont with a wife and a boy and girl under 10.

v. Lydia Perkins b. 23 May 1794 in Chester, VT

vi. Amasa Perkins b. 5 Feb 1795 in Chester, Windsor, VT; d. 3 Aug 1875 Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin; m. 22 Mar 1819 to Lucy Bullard (b. 22 Feb 1802 in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts – d. Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont. Lucy’s parents were John Bullard (1776 – 1855) and Lucy Buxton (1775 – 1831). Amasa and Lucy had seven children born between 1819 and 1840.

In the 1850 census, Amasa and Lucy were farming in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont with fivechildren at home ages 9 to 25, son-in-law Thomas Alchin and newborn grandson Charles Alchin.

vii. Aaron Perkins (twin) b. 25 Jan 1797 in Chester, VT; d. 2 Jun 1884 – Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont; m1. Sarah Hayward or Howard; m2. Elvira Lilie (b. 1808 Tunbridge, Vermont – d. 12 Dec 1892 Croydon, New Hampshire)

In the 1850 census, Elvira (age 42) was still living with her parents John Lilie and Liba Goodwill in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont.

In the 1880 census, Aaron and Elvira were retired in Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont.

viii. Elizabeth “Betsey” Perkins (twin) b. 25 Jan 1797 in Chester, VT; d. 28 Dec 1876 in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont; m. 1817 to Henry Pike (b. 10 Apr 1795 in Newfane VT) Henry’s parents were Elijah Pike (1768 – ) and Mary Brown.

In the 1850 census, Henry and Betsey were farming in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont with seven children at home ages 7 to 21.

In the 1860 census, Harry and Betsey were farming in Mendon, Rutland, Vermont. Their daughter Clarissa was a teacher.

ix. Silas Perkins b. 25 Jan 1799 in Chester, VT; d. 2 Jun 1884 in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont; m. 26 May 1829 to Laura Tupper (b. abt 1799 in Vermont – d. 24 Mar 1881 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont) Laura’s sister Silvia married Silas’s brother Rufus. Their parents were Darius Tupper (1754 – 1828) and Sara Harris Lyman (1758 – 1846). Silas and Laura had eight children born between 1830 and 1843.

Laura’s father Darius Tupper served as a private in Col. James Easton’s Regiment in the Revolutionary War.

In the 1870 census, Silas and Laura were farming in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont.

x. Stephen Perkins b. 1801 Chester VT; m. 1828 to Elizabeth Butterfield (b. 1808)

A Stephen Perkins born about 1803 – Vermont died 12 May 1885 – Tekonsha, Calhoun, Michigan. In the 1850 census, this Stephen was living in Sheridan, Calhoun, Michigan with four children ages 4 to 15.

11. Eunice Perkins

Eunice’s husband Richard Brown was born 16 Dec 1754 in Rhode Island. His parents were  William Brown ( – 1788) and Naomi [__?__] ( – 1764).  Richard died 21 Feb 1813 in North Pownal, Vermont. (POWNAL GRAVESTONES IN 1910 PAGE 44)

Pownal is in the extreme southwest corner of Vermont

Pownal is in the extreme southwest corner of Vermont

The southwestern corner of Pownal was part of the Rensselaerswyck patroonship passed into English control in 1664. The first European settlers may have entered the area in the 1730s. Those first European settlers may have been Dutch or other Europeans who leased land within Rensselaerwyck. On January 28, 1760, New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth chartered Pownal, which he named after his fellow royal governor, Thomas Pownall of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

Thereafter, settlers, primarily of English descent, began to arrive from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 1766, 185 male heads of households in Pownal sent a petition to George III, asking that their land claims be recognized and that the fees required to do so be waived. Since Wentworth had granted to settlers land that the Province of New York also claimed, legal and physical conflicts broke out between “Yorkers” and settlers in the New Hampshire Grants (or “The Grants”). As a result, a number of Pownal residents joined the Green Mountain Boys under Ethan Allen. By the American Revolution, the town was deeply divided between Patriots and Loyalists. The Battle of Bennington (Aug 27 1777) was fought about 15 miles away in Walloomsac, New York.

Pownal citizens have long prided themselves on their independent spirit. In 1789, a touring minister, the Rev. Nathan Perkins, described the town this way: ” . . . Pawnal ye first town, poor land – very unpleasant – very uneven – miserable set of inhabitants – no religion, Rhode Island haters of religion – Baptists, quakers, & some Presbyterians – no meeting house.”

Children of Eunice and Richard:

i. Joseph Brown b. 16 Nov 1776 Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 14 Apr 1810 Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY; m. 27 Aug 1797 – Providence, RI to Sarah Chapman (b. 04 Jun 1771 in Rhode Island – d. 02 Oct 1844 in Clarence Hollow, NY) Sarah’s parents were Nathaniel Chapman (1742 – 1820) and Phoebe Rhodes (1748 – 1823) Joseph and Sarah had five children born between 1796 and 1806

ii. Olive Brown b. 04 Jul 1779 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 09 Mar 1796 North Pownal (POWNAL GRAVESTONES IN 1910 PAGE 44)

iii. Anna Brown b. 20 Jun 1782 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 09 Sep 1795 Also Here North Pownal Cemetery

iv. Benjamin Brown b. 24 Apr 1784 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. Aft. 1860 census, Oneonta, Otsego, New York m. Betsy Evons

In the 1850 census, Benjamin and Betsy were living alone in New Lisbon, Otsego, New York with only $200 of real estate.

v. David Brown (twin) b. 07 Nov 1786 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 9 May 1817 Pownal

vi. Jonathan Brown (twin) b. 7 Nov 1786 Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 21 Jun 1860 – Pownal, Bennington, VT; m. 2 Apr 1809 in Pownal to Laura Alger (b 22 Jan 1791 in Pownal, Bennington, VT) Jonathan and Laura had eleven children born between 1810 and 1836.

In the 1850 census, Jonathan and Laura were farming in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont.

vii. Nicholas Brown b. 09 Apr 1790 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

viii. William R Brown b. 25 Mar 1792 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 13 Apr 1849 in Pownal; m. 31 May 1813 Pownal to Deidamia C Covell (b. ~ 1792 in Galway, Saratoga, New York) Deidamia’s parents were Lemuel Covell (1764 – 1806) and Clarissa Cordelia Mather (1772 – 1844) William and Deidamia had thirteen children born between 1813 and 1838.

ix. Daniel Brown b. 13 Sep 1797 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

x. Ethan Allen Brown b. 11 May 1800 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 9 Apr 1876 Pownal; m. 13 Jan 1841 Mary Francis McMasters (b. 15 May 1811 Pownal – d. 11 Dec 1891 Pownal) Mary’s parents were Isaac McMaster (1757 – 1844) and Lilly Ann Skinner (1781 – 1850)

In the 1850 censusewd32e, Ethan and Mary were farming in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont.

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=37528389

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9603012/person/-750435718

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/c/l/Gary-L-Mclellen/FAMO1-0001/d182.htm#P74

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/g/a/t/Alton-H-Gates/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1898.html

http://www.rays-place.com/marrage/griswold-preston-ct.htm

“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/20935427/person/1002618755

Landmarks of Rensselaer county, New York (1897) – Info on Ichabod Prosser

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Oliver Perkins Jr.

Oliver PERKINS Jr. (1740 – 1805) was Alex’s 6th Grandfather; one of 128 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Oliver Perkins Jr. was born in 1740 in Connecticut. His parents were Oliver PERKINS Sr. and Hannah GATES.  Oliver died in Apr 1805 in Saratoga County, New York.

The name of Oliver’s wife is not known. Oliver’s first cousin once removed, also Oliver Perkins Jr. (b.1770) married Ann Kennedy on 27 Dec 1792 in Voluntown, Connecticut. This Oliver was the son of Oliver Perkins and Ruth Wilcox, grandson of Newman Perkins and Mehitable Godfrey, and great grandson of Oliver’s grandfather Ebenezer PERKINS Sr. and Hannah STAFFORD. Our Oliver was living in Saratoga, New York at the time.

Children of Oliver and [__?__]:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Betsy Perkins Aft. Oliver’s 1805 will
2. Prudence PERKINS 21 May 1775 in New York Eliphalet FOSTER
13 Feb 1803
24 Mar 1856 Farmington Township, Tioga County, PA.
3. Charlotte Perkins 1779
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
Ephraim Annable 6 Jan 1868
Barkersville Cemetery, Providence, Saratoga, NY
4. Sally Perkins 1780 Aft. Oliver’s 1805 will
5. Jacob Perkins 1781
Saratoga, NY
Mary [_?_] 28 Jul 1837
Saratoga
6. Gamaliel Perkins 9 Mar 1788
Saratoga, NY
Lucy Sherman
.
Catharine Mulford
6 Jun 1869
Saratoga, NY of a broken arm

Martin Irish, Ashbel Irish, Oliver Perkins, Silas Deuel, Ephraim Anable, Stephen Viele, Johannes Viele, Ludovicus Viele and Jesse Toll are known to have been located in Saratoga prior to 1790. The latter at one time owned an entire grand division of the Saratoga patent — six square miles of land.

Oliver Perkins was listed 1790 NY Census at Saratoga, Albany Co., NY.  He had a large household of 10, though there doesn’t seem to be room for a wife in the count.

3 Males Under 16 (Gamaliel, Jacob, One Other)
3 Males Over 16 (Oliver, Two Others)
4 Females  (Sally, Prudence, Charlotte, Betsy)

Oliver was also listed in the  1800 Census at Saratoga, Saratoga Co., NY

Males Under 10: 1
Males 10 to 15: 1 (Gamaliel)
Males 16 to 25: 1 (Jacob)
Males 45 and Over : 1  (Oliver)
Females Under 10 : 1
Females 10 to 15 : 2
Females 16 to 25 : 1 (Prudence)
Females 45 and Over : 1 (Wife?)
Number of Household Members Under 16 : 5
Number of Household Members Over 25 : 2
Number of Household Members: 9

The first around settlements Saratoga Lake New York were made about 1785.  Oliver Perkins was a resident of Saratoga New York in the 1790 and 1800 census. One source locates his there as early as 1777.

Oliver Perkins lived where Thomas Sweet now lives [In 1878, wherever that was!]

Marks for cattle are recorded in 1789 by Grover Buell, Thomas Thompson, John Craig, Sidney Berry, John Berry, Asaph Putnam, Silas Duell, Oliver Perkins.

Among cattle-mark records, 1795, we find Enoch Phillips, David Ackerman, Augustus Green, Matthew Van Amburgh, Jonathan Foster, William Smith, Christopher Perkins.

There was a Gamaliel Vail living in Saratoga in the 1790’s. I have never heard of the name Gamaliel before. Maybe this is a lead to Oliver’s wife. Though this page says no.

Will Records of Saratoga County, New York 1796-1805
Will Records of Saratoga County, New York
OSPage: 295
Name: Oliver Perkins
My two sons: Jacob and Gamaliel My daughters: Prudence, Sally, Betsy, and Charlotte Jacob Perkins and Thomas Hunt, Exe. Written: 3 April 1805 Probated: 20 April 1805.

Oliver Perkins Will

The town of Northumberland was first settled about ten years before the Revolution. Hugh Munroe came to Northumberland in 1765 and erected a saw mill on the bank of one of the creeks in the eastern part of the town at Gansevoort. He was a noted Tory. He fled to Canada and his property was confiscated. James Brisbin settled, also in 1765, about a mile and a half west of Fort Miller. Archibald McNeil probably was the first to locate at what is now Northumberland village. Fort Miller was built -in this town in 1755, under the direction of Colonel Miller. It was located upon the flat, above the rapids, and was inclosed on three’ sides by the river. A blockhouse was built on the heights that commands the position on the west. Fort Miller bridge was first erected by a company incorporated March 16, 1803. A new bridge was built in 1845. John De Monts opened a store just above Fort Miller soon after the Revolution. Alexander Bacon had the first store at Bacon Hill and Charles Carpenter at Northumberland village.

There are three small villages in Northumberland. – Gansevoort was named after Colonel Peter Gansevoort, a Revolutionary hero who, at the close of the war, bought the estate of the Tory Hugh Munroe, discovered the irons of Munroe’s mill and erected a saw mill and a grist mill. Bacon Hill was named after Ebenezer Bacon, who came from Connecticut and settled there in 1794, opening the first frame tavern in town that year. The place was formerly called Fiddletown and Pope’s Corners. Northumberland lies on the Champlain canal in the extreme southeastern part of the town.

Children

2. Prudence PERKINS (See Eliphalet FOSTER‘s page)

3. Charlotte Perkins

Charlotte’s husband Ephraim Annable was born 25 Aug 1782 in Saratoga, New York. His parents were Ephraim Annable (1744 – 1818) and Margaret Coffin (1756 – ). Ephraim died 25 Jun 1842 in Town of Providence, Saratoga, New York

Note: some sources say that Ephraim’s wife was Charlotte Hall and her parents were Moses Hall (1755 – 1837) and Lucy Hart (1764 – 1848).  They agree she was from Wallingford, Connecticut and moved to Saratoga, New York.

Charlotte Annable Headstone

Children of Charlotte and Ephraim:

i. Abner Hall Annable, b. 8 Jul 1811 in Saratoga County, New York; d. 1 Apr 1891 in Le Ray, Jefferson, New York; m1. Sally H Meyers (b. abt 1815 in Northampton, Fulton New York – d. 18 Jan 1860 in Le Ray, Jefferson, New York); m2. Martha [__?__] (b. 1837 Canada)

Jefferson County New York

In the 1850 census, Abner and Sally “Ha Hannibal” were farming in Alexandria Township, Jeffferson, New York.  Alexandria is the northern most portion of the county

Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York Land Ownership Map 1864 Record for A H Annable

In the 1870 census, Abner and Martha were farming in Alexandria, Jefferson, New York.

A panorama of Alexandria Bay taken from nearby Boldt’s Castle

5. Jacob Perkins

Jacob’s wife Mary [_?_]

Children of Jacob and Mary

i. Hiram Montgomery Perkins b. 16 Sep 1806 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; d. 21 Jul 1859 in Wilton, Saratoga, New York of Inflammatory Rheumatism; m. Elizabeth King (b. 27 Feb 1817 in Wilton, Saratoga, New York – d. 6 Aug 1861 in Wilton, Saratoga, New York)

In the 1850 census, Hiram and Elizabeth were farming in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York with eight children at home.

ii.Jospeh Perkins b. 14 Aug 1808 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York

iii. Alonzo Perkins b. 17 Oct 1809 in Saratoga, New York; d. 11 Aug 1883 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; m1. Ann Myers; m2. Rebecca King (b. 1820 New York – Aft. 1880 census) In the 1850 census, Alonzo and Rebecca were farming in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.

iv. George Perkins b. 26 Dec 1811 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; d. 7 Aug 1845; m. Margaret C. Wright (b. 1818 New York) In the 1850 census, Margaret was a widow living in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York with three children ages 8, 10 and 12.

v. Julia Ann Perkins b. 6 Jan 1813 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; d. Aft. 1870 census Wesley, Will, IL; m. Henry D. Childs (b. 1804 NY) In the 1850 census, Julia Ann and Henry were farming in Wilmington, Will, Illinois.

vi. Mary Griffin Perkins b. 26 Jul 1815 or 1819? in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; m. 9 Oct 1839 to Schuyler Parshal (b. 27 Jul 1819 in Palmyra, New York – d. 28 Oct 1890 in Tuscumbia, Alabama) His parents were Nathan Parshall and Mary Ann Galloway. In the 1850 census, Schuyler and Mary were living in Palmyra, Wayne, New York where Schuyler was a butcher. By the 1870 census, Schuyler had remarried to Mariah J [__?__] (b. 1830 NY) and was living in Courtland, Lawrence, Alabama.

vii. Emerline (Emmaline) Perkins b. 25 Dec 1817 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; d. 11 Sep 1876 or 1 Feb 1891 in La Salle, La Salle, Illinois; m. John Butler Read (Reed) (b. 04 Dec 1813 in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York – d. 30 Jul 1857 in La Salle, La Salle, Illinois) His parents were William Read (1756 – 1834) and Nancy Keys (1770 – 1823) In the 1860 census, Emeline was a widow farming in Farm Ridge, LaSalle, Illinois with five children at home.

viii. Laura Perkins b. 8 Apr 1822 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York

ix. Hannah Jane Perkins b. 3 Jun 1824 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York

x. Delia Perkins b.12 Apr 1826 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York; d. 30 Apr 1844 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York

xi. Andrew Perkins b. 1836; d. 21 Sep 1837 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York

xii. Caleb Perkins b. ? NY ?

xiii. Stephen Perkins b. ? NY ?

6. Gamaliel Perkins

Gamaliel’s first wife Lucy Sherman was born  13 May 1787. Lucy died 12 May 1839 in Saratoga County, NY. Gamaliel and Lucy had seven children.

Gaamaliel’s second wife Catharine Mulford was born 28 Apr 1800. Catherine died 09 Jul 1856 in Saratoga, New York.

In the 1850 census, Gamaliel and Catherine were farming in Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York.  All the children had grown and moved out of the house.

Gamaliel and his son Martin were involved in real estate transactions which became a legal case study called The Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co. v. Maltby.  In 1848,  Gamaliel purchased land in Fort Edward, Washington County New York for his son Martin.  In 1850, Martin forged a deed and filed it and took out a mortgage for $1,000.  In 1859, Gamaliel  conveyed the lands to Martin B. Perkins and the  deed was recorded January 14, 1860.   In 1867,  Martin B. Perkins sold the land to the plaintiff, without having any actual notice or suspicion of the existence of the mortgage.  In  1868, the loan commissioners of Washington county commenced a statute foreclosure of said mortgage by advertisement, and this action was brought to restrain said foreclosure, and to have said mortgage decreed void as against the plaintiff. The plaintiffs lost and the court ruled that the earlier irregularities were not material to the mortgage.  I guess there was no title insurance in those days.

An action The Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co. v. Maltby, was brought to restain the foreclosure of a mortgage executed by Martin B. Perkins and his wife, on the 1st day of October, 1850, to secure the loan of $1000 that day made by the then loan commissioners to said Martin, and to have the judgment of the court that said mortgage is not a lien upou said premises against the grantees and assigns of Martin B. Perkins, the mortgagor.

The action was commenced January 23, 1869, in Washington county, and tried before Justice Bockes, at a special term, on a conceded state of facts, which facts were as Tefft r. Munson.

follows: On the 18th day of January, 1848, one Gamaliel Perkins purchased of Cortland Howland certain lands in the town of Fort Edward, in said county of Washington, and took a conveyance thereof to himself, with covenant of warranty, and let his son, Martin B.Perkins, into the possession thereof. Said deed was duly recorded March 7, 1848. On the 18th day of January, 1848, and while said Gamaliel Perkins had title to said lands, said Martin B. Perkins, being then in possession thereof, forged a deed of said lands, purporting to convey the title from said Gamaliel Perkins to said Martin B. Perkins, and recorded said deed in the clerk’s office of Washington county, May 27, 1850. On the 1st day of October, 1850, while the title to said lands was still in Gamaliel Perkins, said Martin B. Perkins (being then in the possession thereof) executed a mortgage of said lands to the loan commissioners of Washington county, for $1000, for money then loaned him by said loan commissioners, which mortgage was in the usual form, and contained the following covenant: “And at the time of sealing and delivering of these presents, the said Martin B. Perkins, and Emily his wife, are lawfully seised of the above bargained premises, of a good, sure, perfect, absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance, and the same now are free and clear of and from all former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, liens, judgments, recognizances, dowers, rights of dower and other incumbrances whatsoever; and also, that the above bargained premises, upon the sale thereof pursuant to the directions of the said act, will yield the principal and interest aforesaid remaining unpaid at the time of such sale, and until the first Tuesday of October next after such sale, together with the charges of such sale.”

Annual interest was paid and indorsed upon said mortgage, regularly, up to and including October, 1866, and one payment of $70 and interest was made and indorsed thereon, January 16, 1868.

The mortgage, at the time it was executed, was duly entered, as at the date thereof, upon the said loan commissioners’ books, kept and provided for that purpose, as required by the statute of 1837, and the amendments thereto, and the said books were duly deposited and kept in the office of the clerk of Washington county, and properly indexed as required by law. On the 23d day of January, 1860, a deed of said lands, bearing date April 1, 1853, was recorded in the county clerk’s office, which deed purported to be executed by Martin B.Perkins and wife to Gamaliel Perkins. On the 16th day of December, 1859, Gamaliel Perkins conveyed said lands to Martin B. Perkins,by warranty deed, which deed was duly recorded January 14, 1860. Gamaliel Perkins held the title to said lands continuously, from the 18th day of January, 1848, to the 16th day of December, 1859, and he had no knowledge of the existence of the mortgage, or of any of the deeds to or from Martin B. Perkins, except the deed of December 16, 1859, and Martin B. Perkins had no title to said land until said 16th day of December, 1859. On the 31st day of January, 1867, Martin B. Perkins, who still remained in possession of said lands, sold and conveyed the same, by deed of warranty of that date, to the plaintiff, who paid full value therefor, and went into possession of the same, without having any actual notice or suspicion of the existence of said mortgage, or any notice of the same whatever, except such constructive notice as the law may have compelled him to take (if any) by reason of the recording thereof, as aforesaid; and the plaintiff has ever since remained in possession of said premises. Said deed to the plaintiff was duly recorded February 9, 1867. Whatever interest was paid on said mortgage, at any time, with the knowledge or assent of the plaintiff, was paid under protest of the plaintiff, and under an arrangement made by him with said loan commissioners, to the effect that the plaintiff should have time to investigate the matter, and decide upon the course to be pursued by him, and that any payment of interest so made should not affect the plaintiff’s rights, or operate to his prejudice.

On the 28th day of October, 1868, the loan commissioners of Washington county commenced a statute foreclosure of said mortgage by advertisement, and this action was brought to restrain said foreclosure, and to have said mortgage decreed void as against the plaintiff.

The court, after hearing the matter, dismissed the complaint, with costs, and awarded judgment accordingly. And the judge found the following conclusions of law:

1st . That by reason of the conveyance of the lands and premises to Martin B. Perkins, and of the covenants contained in the mortgage executed by him to the loan commissioners, such mortgage became operative as a mortgage upon said lands and premises, notwithstanding its execution prior to the time when he acquired title to the mortgaged property.

2d. That the plaintiff occupies no better position, as regards the mortgage or lien thereof upou the mortgaged property, than did his grantor, Martin B. Perkins.

3d. That the plaintiff is not entitled to the relief demanded in the complaint.

To each of these conclusions the plaintiff duly excepted. From the judgment entered upon these findings and conclusions, the plaintiff appealed to this court.

Boies & Thomas, for the plaintiff.

Potter, Tanner & Potter, for the defendants.

By the Court, P. Potter, J. By the act of 1837, under which the mortgage in question was given, the books of the loan commissioners, kept in the clerks’ offices, containing the entry of such mortgages, are made of the same effect, as to priority of liens, and as to their operation and effect, as if such mortgages had been duly recorded in the book of mortgages in the office of the county clerk of the count}- in which such mortgaged premises are situate.

By the recording act, (1 R. S. 756, § 1,) “every conveyance of real estate is required to be recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where such real estate shall be situated; and by the 38th section of the same act, the term ‘conveyance’ embraces every instrument in writing by which any estate or interest in real estate is created, aliened, mortgaged or assigned, or by which the title to any real estate may be affected in law or equity.

In various cases, found in the books, it has been held that the registry, and the recording, of a mortgage, under the provisions of the statutes making it a duty so to register or record them, is notice to all subsequent purchasers and mortgagees, of the lien created thereby. (Frost v. Beehnan. John. Ch. 298. Parkist v. Alexander. Id. 398, 399. Johnson v. Stagg. John. 510. Brinekerhof v.Lansing, 4 John. Ch. 69. Williams v. Birbeck. Hoffman s Ch. R. 369, jfc.)

I think the case before us must be controlled by- the effect of the covenants in the mortgage given to the defendants, and of the recording acts in this state. 1. The conveyance by mortgage to the defendants was with warranty, and covenant “that Martin B. Perkins and his wife were lawfully seised of the premises of a good, sure, perfect, absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance, and that the same were free and clear of, and from, all former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, liens, judgments, recognizances, dower, rights of dower and other incumbrances whatsoever.” Then the conceded rule of law is, that where a grantor, even has no title to the premises so conveyed with warranty, if he subsequently acquires an estate therein, such acquired estate will enure to the benefit of the grantee; if not by estoppel, it will upon the principle of avoiding circuity of action. Such a case is distinguished from the ancient conveyance by feoffment with livery of seisin, now fallen into disuse in England, and not applicable here, under our system; so too it is distinguished from mere grants, by deeds poll and quit-claim. A mere grant operates upon the possession; it simply conveys the estate and interest which the grantor had in the premises granted. If the grantor had no estate, it is obvious that there was no estate to be accepted; so that in the conveyance by grant only of lands, by deed or mortgage, the grantee is not estopped to aver that his grantor had nothing in the lauds granted. (Sparrotv v. Kingman, N. Y. 252, <&c.) But the rule is different where the conveyance is by warranty. As was said by Marcy, J., in Jackson v. Bradford, (4 Wend. 622,) “the warranty will rebut and bar the grantor and his heirs of a future right. This is not because a title ever passes by such a grant, but the principle of avoiding circuity of action interposes and stops the grantor from impeaching a title to the soundness of which he must answer, on his warranty.” (Co. Litt. 265, a. 14 John. 194. Averill v. Wilson, Barb. 187.) This warranty in the mortgage clearly estopped the grantor, Martin B. Perkins; and if the grantor or any one uing title from him, subsequent to such grant, seeks to recover the premises by virtue of such after-acquired title, the original grantee, or his heirs or assigns, by virtue of the warranty, may plead such warranty by way of rebutter or estoppel, as a bar to the claim. (Bank of Utica v. Mersereau, Barb. Ch. 567, 568.) Chancellor Walworth in that case said: “This principle has been applied to all suits brought by persons bound by the warranty, or estoppel, against the grantee or his heirs and assigns, so as to give the grantee and those claiming under him the same right to the premises, as if the subsequently acquired title or interest therein had been actually vested in the grantor at the time of the original conveyance from him with warranty, where the covenant of warranty was in full force at the time when such subsequent title was acquired by the grantor.” And where an estoppel runs with the land, it operates upon the title so as actually to alter the interest in it in the hands of the heirs or assigns of the person bound by the estoppel, as well as in the hands of such person himself.

This principle seems to be founded in equity and justice, as well as in the policy of the law, and applies equally to a case of covenants of warranty in a mortgage, as to those in a deed absolute.

In this view of the case, the question is simple. The mortgage in question is an instrument within the recording acts. Although Martin B. Perkins, at the date of its execution, had no title to the premises, yet while he was in possession of them, and while his covenant of warranty was in full force, he became vested with the title in fee. This title enured to the benefit of the defendants by virtue of the warranty, by well established principles of common law. As between Martin B. Perkins and the defendants, this interest in the latter, in the lands, became as perfect as if the mortgage had been executed by Perkins after the date of his title. Bid the defendants lose this interest, by Perkins’ conveyance to the plaintiffs? I think not.

Children of Gamaliel and Lucy:

i. Emily Perkins b. 07 Mar. 1810 in Saratoga County, NY; d. 07 May 1824 in Saratoga, New York

ii. Clark Perkins b. Mar 1811 in Saratoga, New York; m. Jane [__?__] (b. 1815 NY) In the 1870 census, Clark and Jane were farming in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York.

iii. Lewis T. Perkins b. Oct. 1813 in Saratoga, New York; d. 24 Jul 1881 Stillwater, Saratoga, New York; m. Sarah Barber (b. 10 July 1816 in New York – d. 5 Dec 1911) In the 1860 census, Lewis and Sarah were farming in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York. Sarah’s mother Patience (b. 1782 New York) was living with the familyu.

iv. Martin B. Perkins b. 1815 in Saratoga, New York; d. abt 1872 in Indiana; m. Emily Swan (b. 1820 in New York – d. 23 Sep 1912 in Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York) In the 1860 census, Martin and Emily lived in Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York where Martin was a jeweler (silversmith).

v. Harriet E. Perkins b. 1 Dec. 1817 in Saratoga, New York ; m. 14 Oct 1860 Mr Griffin and Harriet Perkins were at the brides Fathers old Saratoga

vi. Caroline E. Perkins b. 21 Aug 1821 in Saratoga, New York

vii. James A. Perkins b. 8 Mar. 1831 in Saratoga, New York; d. 08 Mar. 1831 in Saratoga, New York

Sources:

“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9603012/person/-750438751

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=16551&iid=dvm_LocHist004228-00057-0

http://saratoganygenweb.com/conklin.htm

Reports of cases in law and equity in the Supreme Court of the …, Volume 63 By Oliver Lorenzo Barbour, New York (State).

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PERKINS/2007-10/1193405894

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Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts

Hendrick HENDRICKSE Van Gouts (1598 – 1639 ) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts was born about 1598  in Zeltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands.  He married Kiis [__?__].  He was believed to be in the group that opened Fort Orange, but families didn’t begin arriving until late 1624. He was an accountant with the West India Company; worked in Brazil during 1630s  Hendrick died about 1639 in Fort Orange (Now Albany), New Netherlands.

Zeltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands

Zeltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands

Kiis [__?__] was born about 1608 in the Netherlands.

Children of Hendrick and Kiis:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Margriet HENDRICKS c. 1622 Holland Mathijs Jansen Van KEULEN
c. 1640
Recife, Brazil
.
Thomas “Clapboard” Chambers, the “lord of the Manor of Foxhall” at Kingston, NY.
1703
Kingston, NY
2. Willem Hendrickse c. 1620
Holland

Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts sponsored a baptism in 1637 for a Willem Hendricks, and a Margriet Hendricks was also a sponsor. From this and other evidence it is believed that Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts was the father of the Margriet Hendrickse that married Mathijs Van Keulen.

Children

2. Willem Hendrickse

Willem is found listed on the July 1639 manifest of the West Indies Raven (Harbor manifest, Court of New Amsterdam) that travelled from Recife, Brazil to New Amsterdam, New York. Along with him is his future brother-in-law Mathijs Jansen Van KEULEN.

Sources:

http://www.our-genealogy.com/bettes/ancestry-van-keuren/hendrick-hendrickse-van-gouts.html

http://genforum.genealogy.com/jansen/messages/260.html

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Hendrick Alberts

Hendrick ALBERTS (1613 – 1649) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Hendrick Alberts was born 1613 in London, England. He married Geertruyd Andrissen Van DOESBURGH in 1640 in Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. They emigrated in 1642. The Den Houttuyn left Texel Holland 6 Jun 1642 and arrived New Amsterdam 11 Aug 1642.   Geertruyd’s younger brother Hendrick accompanied the couple on the trip.   Hendrick died 1649 in Albany, NY.

Geertruyd Andrissen (Geertruijt Dries) Van Doesburgh (Doesbruch) was born 1619 in Doesburg, Gelderland, Netherlands.  Her parents were NOT Andries LUYCASZEN and Jannetje SEBYNS (See discussion below). After Hendrick died, she married Jacob Janszen Stol and had one child, Jan Jacobsen Stol, born 1658, Esopus, NY. Finally, after Jan did, she married Aard Martenz Dooren in Oct 1659.   Geertruyd died 1679 in Kingston, NY.

Jacob Janszen Stol was born 1610 in Holland and died in Oct 1659 in Esopus, NY.

Aard Martenz Dooren was born in Well, Glederland, Netherlands.

Children of Hendrick and Geertruyd:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Engeltje Hendricks 1645
Fort Orange, Albany, NY
Frederick Pietersen Maurits
27 Jan 1666
Kingston, NY
1672
Fort Orange, Albany, NY
2. Peer Jan HENDRICKS c. 1638  or 1645
Fort Orange, New York
Annetje Matthyssen Jansen Van KEUREN
11 Mar 1667/1668 in the Kingston Dutch Reformed Church. She took the name Annetje Hendrickse.
22 Mar 1707/08 Kingston NY

Many sources show Geertruyd’s parents to be Andries Luycaszen and Jannetje Sebyns. However Andries was from Fredrickstad, Ostfold, Norway, not Doesburgh. His first son, Jan Andriesen was born in Fredrickstad in 1625.  It seems unlikely that they were Geertruyd’s parents.

Gertruy Andriesen the real daughter of Andries Luycaszen and Jannetje Sebyns.

The Den Houttuyn left Texel Holland 6 Jun 1642 and arrived New Amsterdam 11 Aug 1642. Kiliaen van Rensselaer wrote the names in a memo to Domine Johannes Megapolensis dated 3 June 1642.

-De [Domine] Johanned Megapolensis, Machtelt Willems, his wife, Hillegont, Dirrick, Jan and Samuel, their children. Abraham Staes, surgeon, his servant, Evert PELS, [another of our ancestors ] beer brewer, his wife, his servant Cornelis Lambertsen van doorn. Hendrick Albertsz van Londen, 29 years old, Geertruijt Dries [Andries] van Doesburch, his wife, 23 years old, hendrick dries [Andries], 21 years old, her brother. Jochim Kettelheun,  Johan Helms van Barlt, Johan Carstensen van Barlt, Juriaen Bestvael van Luijderdorp, Claes Jansen van Waelwijck, Paulus Jansen van Geertruijdenbergh, Hans vos van Badens, Juriaen Pauwelsen van Sleswyck.–

Children

1. Engeltje Hendricks

Engeltje’s husband Frederick Pietersen Mouritz was born 1641 in Ulster, Ulster, New York. His parents were Pieter Maurits and [__?__]. Frederick died 30 May 1709 in New York City, Kings, New York.

Probate Records in the Office of Surrogate County Clerk’s Office at Kingston:
Fredrick Pietersen Mouritz of Marbletown dated 5/30/1709 written in Dutch:
Excerpts:
myn huysvrouw Engeltie
myn outse Soon Pieter
myn seven kinders mett naamen Pieter, Jannetie, Mourits, Engeltie, Oeyke, Geertruy, ende Elisabeth
Transciption of a portion: My wife E (Engeltie) shall possess and remain in possession of my whole Estate during her life, on condition that if she should marry it shall go to my heirs named below.  My eldest son P (Pieter) 30 schepels of winter wheat, his right of primogenitur.  To my 7 children, P (Pieter), J (Jannetie), M(Mourits) E(Engeltie), O(Oeyke), G(Geertruy) and E(Elisabeth) my entire Estate to be equally divided among them with the exception of the schepels of wheat given to P (Pieter).  Wife appointed Executrix.  Signed by the Testator.
Hendrick Boggart (his mark), Jans Middagh, Joris Middagh, William Nottingham appeared before the Court on 5/30/1709 prooving the Will.
Added by the transcriber is the following information:
“Frederick Pietersen (Mourits) m Engeltje Hendrick” (all records below are in the Dutch Church of Ulster, NY)

2. Peer Jan HENDRICKS (See his page)

Sources:

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=1344104

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=mcramer65&id=P3407892408

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/w/Jay-P-Unwin/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0681.html

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~luke/Luycaszen,_Andries.html

http://w-westfall.tripod.com/c.html

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