Richard ESTEY II (1728- 1817) was Alex’s 6th Great Grandfather; one of 128 in this generation of the Miller line.
Richard Estey was born 9 Feb 1727/28 in Rowley, Essex, Mass.. His parents were Richard ESTEY I and Ruth FISKE. He married Hannah HAZEN on 7 Feb 1750 in Rowley, Mass. They resided in Rowley, Mass until 1764 when they relocated to a settlement on the St John River in Sunbury County, New Brunswick Canada called Maugerville. Three generations of our Estey ancestors immigrated, Richard – age 58, Richard Jr. – age 36 and Amos – age 5. Richard’s twin brothers Zebulon (also our ancestor) and John and sister Sarah who who married Thomas Barker also made the trip Richard died on 9 Apr 1817 in Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.
The Esteys were not Loyalists, they were New England Planters. See my post New England Planters in New Brunswick for their historical story.
Hannah Hazen was baptized 7 Jan 1727 in Boxford, Essex, Mass. Her twin Margaret (Peggy) died young. Her parents were Israel HAZEN and Hannah CHAPLIN. Hannah died 28 Sep 1817 in Kingsclear Parish, York Co., New Brunswick.
Children of Richard and Hannah
|1.||Ruth Estey||1 Mar 1751/52
17 Nov 1812
|2.||Israel Estey||9 Aug 1753
Maugerville, New Brunswick
|12 Aug 1831 Douglas, York, New Brunswick|
|3.||Moses Estey||12 May 1755
1773 Rowley, Mass
|29 Mar 1840
Kingsclear, New Brunswick
|4.||Richard Estey||14 Mar 1757
|Ruth Kirby||Apr 1817
Prob. Fredericton, NB
|5.||Amos ESTEY||26 Aug 1759
|Mary (Molly) ESTEY
25 Nov 1787
|13 Nov 1833
Kingsclear, New Brunswick
|6.||Hannah Estey||13 Jun 1761
|29 Aug 1849
Sheffield, New Brunswick
|7.||Jessie Estey||17 Nov 1763
(The FBrewer records have Jessie’s birth as 17 Dec 1763)
|8.||Rhoda Estey||25 Feb 1765
Sheffield, New Brunswick.
|9.||Abigail Estey||26 Aug 1767
Sheffield, New Brunswick
|George Adkin Hartley
21 Apr 1788
|7 Apr 1844
Woodstock, New Brunswick,
Some genealogies also include Salome Estey b. Oct 1767, but I believe this was actually Abigail Estey’s daughter Salome Estey Hartley (b. Oct 1767 d. 8 Nov 1865) m. 6 Apr 1821 in Northampton, New Brunswick to Isaac MILLER‘s second son Ira Miller,( b. 16 Dec 1796 d. 27 Feb 1886). Given the other dates, it doesn’t seem like 1767 is correct.
Genealogies also include a final daughter Mary Esty m. John Weaver
The vital records of Rowley, Mass published in 1928 includes all the children 1 thru 6, but none of the children 7 thru 11. This correlates with The New York genealogical and biographical record’s 1764 date for emmigration.
“The River St. John” by Rev. Wm. Raymond published in 1910, pages 334-5:
“On 15 January 1765 on Captain Francis Peabody’s schooner, came Zebulon Estey to Maugerville. He paid 12 shillings passage money from Newburyport to St. John and 13s 6d for `his club of Cyder’ on the voyage. Richard Estey and Thomas Barker built a saw-mill on a small creek near Middle Island. (After 1765.) They sold it in 1779 – near Maugerville. Richard Estey signed a church covenant for a distinct church society. Many moved from Maugerville due to the annoyance of the spring freshets. [A sudden overflow of a stream resulting from a heavy rain or a thaw] Zebulon Estey moved to Gagetown. Some went across the river to the township of Burton. These included Israel Estey, Moses Estey and Amos Estey.”
Maugerville was a New England Planter settlement on the east bank of the St. John River, below Fredericton was first known as Peabody for Francis Peabody, an early grantee. The name was changed to honour Joshua Mauger (1725-1788), a native Jersey who established himself as a merchant in Halifax during the period 1749-61. Later he became the agent for Nova Scotia in London. In 1763 he was successful in securing for the New Englanders along this stretch of the river formal title to their lands. Thus the community was re-named Maugerville in his honour.
Its importance in the evolution of New Brunswick has been outlined by Esther Clark Wright: “The New England pattern of living would have been only a minor factor in New Brunswick but for the Maugerville settlers and their diffusion throughout the province. The Maugerville settlement was successful because it was formed by a closely knit group, with religious ties, and experience in a not dissimilar environment.
1. Ruth Estey
Some genealogies say Ruth married Abraham Dow 17 Nov 1812 when she was 60 years old, but I cannot find any record of Abraham.
2. Israel Estey
Israel’s wife Salome Burpee was born 1753 in Massachusetts. Her parents were Isaac Burpee and Elizabeth Dickinson. Salome died 30 Aug 1840 in Upper Keswick, New Brunswick, Canada
Israel first settled at Burton in Sunbury County, then at Upper Keswick in York County. He married Salome Burpee. The founder of Burpee Seed, W. Atlee Burpee also comes from Sheffield.
Excerpt from the “Studholme Report -1783” by George H. Studholme
“Isreal Esty has a wife and 3 children, been on anout 5 years. Built a log house and has about 15 acres of cleared. Claims by possession and a quit claim of the improvements of his grandfather, who had possessed it 15 years before he came on.”
Children of Israel and Salome:
i. William E. Estey b. ~1776 Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada; m. 24 Nov 1795 to Elizabeth Lyons (b. 3 Sep 1787 – d. 17 Jan 1866)
ii. Elizabeth Estey b. 06 Jun 1777 Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada; m. 24 Nov 1795 in Burtts Corner, New Brunswick, Canada to Peter Haines (b. 16 Jan 1772 in Rye, New York – d. Aft. 1827.) He was the son of Joseph Haines and Elizabeth Sanders.
iii. Isaac Estey b. Oct 1780 Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 5 Oct 1867; m. 05 Jan 1805. to Lucy Boone (b. 4 Aug 1772 in North Kingston, Rhode Island – d. 13 Aug 1842 in York County, New Brunswick) Her parents were William Boone and Ruth Mary Hill
iv. Ruth Estey b. Abt. 1787 in Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada.
v. Samuel Clark Estey b. Abt 1798, d. 10 Apr 1828.
3. Moses Estey
Moses’ wife Sarah Howland was born 9 Jun 1754 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine. Her parents were Joseph Howland and Elizabeth Mitchell. Sarah died in 1786 Durham Bridge, York, New Brunswick, Canada. She was a descendant of Mayflower passenger John HOWLAND (our ancestor in the Shaw line)
Excerpts from the “Studholme Report -1783” to George H. Studholm
“Moses Esty has a wife and 4 children, been on about 7 years. Has a log house and about 14 acres of cleared land.”
“Moses Esty favors the rebels and has not above half the cleared land reported.”
Moses sold his Upper Gagetown land on 26 Jun 1800 when they probably moved to St. Mary’s parish, Nashwaak. Sarah Estey (of Waterborough, Queens Co Baptist church) was baptized 28 Sep 1801 and had moved to Nashwaak by 28 July 1804. This could be either Moses Estey’s wife or his daughter. It is unclear why Moses is not mentioned.] Nashwaak, St Marys, Durham Bridge and Ludlow (est. 1814) could all be the same place?
The following indenture proves the marriage of Moses and Sarah
Sudbury Co. New Brunswick Indenture 6 Nov 1797
Elizabeth Howland and Moses Estey vs. Simeon Porter
[Sunbury Co Registry Office, Provincial Archive Fredericton NB; (Reel No. F5544, Book D (No. 6), Page 236-9, Regd No. 492)
This Indenture made the sixth day of November in the thirty eighth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the third of Great Britain and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Between Elizabeth Howland widow and relict of Joseph Howland late of Burton in the County of Sunbury and Province of New Brunswick deceased, Ichabod Howland of Burton aforesaid son of the said deceased and Martha his wife and Moses Estey of Gage Town in Queens County and Province aforesaid and Sarah his Wife Daughter of the said deceased of the one Part and Simeon Porter of Burton of the other Part Whereas the said Joseph Howland in his lifetime did by an instrument ?????? under his name and seal bearing date the third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five for the consideration of the fulfillment of certain conditions contained in a Bond given by the said Simeon Porter to the said Joseph Howland to secure to the said Joseph and his Wife a support during their natural lives, give grant bargain fill and convey to the said Simeon Porter and his heirs and ??? forever a certain Lot or Tract of Land lying in Burton.
p.237 aforesaid and nearly opposite to the Church in Magerville being the farm which he said Joseph Howland had occupied for about thirty years then left propt? together with all buildings privileges appurtenances profits and commodities whatsoever thereto belonging–and whereas since the decease of the said Joseph the said Elizabeth his widow became much dissatisfied with the support she received from the said Simeon and was in consequence thereof removed in the Month of December last to the house of the said Moses Estey who has supported her until this time–and whereas disputes have arisen between the said Elizabeth and the said Simeon respecting the said support provided by her against the said Simeon upon the said Bond for the settlement whereof and to secure himself in his title to the said Lot of Land and premises the said Simeon hath agreed to pay the said Moses the Sum of twenty five pounds to indemnify him for the expense he has been heretofore put to and will be to the second day of April next for the support of the said Elizabeth and also the Costs of the before mentioned Suit and hath further agreed to pay the said Moses annually the Sum of ten pounds during the life of the said Elizabeth for her support. And the said Moses hath thereupon consented and agreed by and with the approbation and consent of the said Elizabeth vivier? to support her the said Elizabeth during the remainder of her Life. Now therefore this indenture Witnesseth? that for and in Consideration of the said Sum of money so agreed
p.238 as aforesaid and secured? to be paid to the said Moses Estey by the said Simeon Porter and the agreement so entered into by the said Elizabeth Howland, Ichabod Howland and Martha his wife and Moses Estey and Sarah his wife have remise?, released and quitclaimed and do by these presents fully freely and absolutely remise? release and forever quitclaim unto the said Simeon Porter his heirs and assigns all the right and title which they or any or either of them jointly or severally now have of what nature or kind soever of in and to the same by reason of the Spate? which the said Joseph Howland had heretofore in the said premises or by reason or means of any break heretofore made by the said Simeon in the performance of the conditions of the said Bond. And the said Elizabeth, Ichabod and Moses do hereby for themselves and each of them for herself or himself and their and cash and every of their Heirs Executors and Administrators remise release and forever quitclaim unto the said Simeon Porter his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns
p.239 all actions and action and causes of actions suits and controversies whatever which either or any of us now have or hereafter may or might have against the said Simeon Porter his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns for or by reason or means of the said Bond or otherwise dooreselboo? respecting the premises. In witness thereof the said Elizabeth, Ichabod, Martha, Moses and Sarah have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year find above written– Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Elizabeth (her X mark) Howland by Sarah Howland and Moses Estey and wife– Moses Estey
Sarah (her X mark) Estey
Isaac Chase, Thos Witmore
and by Ichabod Howland and wife in presence of New Brunswick Sunbury
Be it remembered that on the twenty fifth of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven personally came and appeared before me Niel Camp Sgn? one of his majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Sudbury aforesaid Moses Estey and Sarah his wife and acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the above written Instrument as their act and deed for the uses and purposes in the same mentioned and the said Sarah having been examined by me separate and apart from her said husband she declared that the executed the ??? ??? and when truly without and without any par? threat or compulsion from him Niel Camp, J.P.
Children of Moses and Sarah
i. Moses Estey b. 21 Apr 1774 in Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 31 May 1837 in Whiting, Washington, Maine; m. 16 Jan 1803 Grandlake, New Brunswick, Canada to Elizabeth Hall (b. 27 Feb 1785 in Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada – d. 4 Jun 1863 in Whiting, Washington, Maine) Moses and Elizabeth had 13 children born between 1803 and 1831.
ii. Richard Estey b. Abt 1775 in New Brunswick, Canada; d. Sep 1805
iii. Stephen Estey b. 12 Jun 1786 in St Marys Parish, York, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 28 Apr 1858 in Durham Bridge, York, New Brunswick, Canada; m. 20 Nov 1814 to Elizabeth Pond (b. 14 JUL 1788 in St Marys, York, New Brunswick – d. AFT 1861 in Nashwaak, York, New Brunswick) Elizabeth’s parents were John Pond (1762 – 1853) and Eva Cain (1768 – 1853). Stephen and Elizabeth had eight children born between 1815 and 1828.
iv. Sarah Estey b. Abt 1788 in Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick; d. 1822 in Ludlow, Northumberland, New Brunswick; m. Abel Pond (b, 1791 in St Marys New Brunswick – d. 1871 in Ludlow, Northumberland, New Brunswick) Abel’s parents were John E Pond (1763 – 1853) and Mary Eva Cain (1768 – 1853). He was William and John Pond’s brother.
Abel served in the military (War of 1812 ‘Capt’; constable). He was listed as a resident in the census report 1871 in Ludlow, Northumberland, NB. He was a lumberman.
Sarah and Abel had four children born between 1812 and 1822. After Sarah died, Abel married in 1823 to Susanna Hovey (b. 1793 in Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick – d. Ludlow, Northumberland, New Brunswick) and had four more children.
v. Samuel Estey b. Abt. 1792; m. Mary Hafford (b. 5 Sep 1800 New Brunswick – d. 11 Mar 1865 – New Brunswick). Samuel and Mary had eight children born between 1811 and 1835.
vi. Olivia (Olive) Estey b. abt. 1794 in St Marys Parish, York, New Brunswick, Canada; d. 1858 in Blackville, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; m. 6 Sep 1817 St Marys Parish, York, New Brunswick, Canada to William Pond (b. 1793 in St Mary’s Parish, York Co., New Brunswick – d. 1885 in Ludlow Parish, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick) William’s parents were were John E Pond and Mary Eva Cain. He was Abel and John Pond’s brother. Olivia and William had seven children born between 1818 and 1835.
vii. Naomi Estey b. 1800 in Upper Gagetown, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada; d. Nov 1866; m. John Pond (b. 27 Dec 1797 – d. 1891) John’s parents were John E Pond and Mary Eva Cain. He was Abel and William Pond’s brother.
4. Richard Estey
Richard’s wife Ruth Kirby’s origins are not known.
5. Amos ESTEY (See his page)
6. Hannah Estey
Hannah’s husband John Wasson was born 1741 – Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire. His parents were Lt. Col. Thomas Wasson (b. 1701 in Village of Ballymena, Ballymanus Parish (Antrim) Northern Ireland – d. Jan 1801 in Chester, Rockingham, NH) and Ann Wright (b,23 Oct 1715 in Village of Dunblane (Perthshire) Scotland).
Thomas Wason came to America approximately 1728 with his brother James and with his two sisters Isabel (married John Caldwell, 1734) and Margaret (married James Caldwell, 1740) James settled in Portsmouth NH 1736 then to Nottingham West now Hudson, NH. Another brother, David Wasson did not emigrate and remained in Clough, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and the Wasson family still lives in Clough today as well as the Calwells, (Caldwells).
When Isabel Wason and James Caldwell married, they stated that they lived in the village of Clough, Ballymena, County Antrim. A researcher found the four room cottage (No longer occupied) that the Wasons probably lived in next to the Clough Presbyterian Church
1733, October 11: Thomas Wasson married Ann Wright in the Second Church at Scituate Village (Plymouth) Massachusetts Colony.
Source: “Thomas Wason of Chester, New Hampshire; And His Descendants” by Alice Lucinda Priest; revised, unpublished manuscript; Shenandoah, Iowa; 1931 (Iowa State Library, Des Moines)
John first married Ann Christy and had two children Betty Ann (b. 1767) and Susan (b.1768). John died Jan 1823 in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada
Children of Hannah and John: ( Here’s a list of 39 of Hannah and John’s grandchildren)
i. Sarah Wasson b. 1782; m. John Connolly
ii. John Wasson b. 28 Nov 1785 in Saint John, New Brunswick; d. 28 Nov 1855 in Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine; m. 1807 to Elizabeth Sutherland (b. 790 in Miramichi, Northumberland, New Brunswick – d. 1853 in Anson, Somerset, Maine). Her parents were George Sutherland (1748 – 1831) and Ann Stuart (1733 – 1822). Elizabeth’s brother George married John’s sister Hannah/ John and Elizabeth had ten children born between 1808 and 1831
John immigrated to the United States in 1821 and became a naturalized citizen Mar 1830. In the 1850 census, John and Elizabeth were farming in Anson, Somerset, Maine.
iii. James Worth Wasson b. 26 Nov 1786 in Sheffield, Sunbury Co., New Brunswick – d. 2 Nov 1868 in Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick; m. 1817 Rachel Ann Porter (b. 1787 – d. 18 Jun 1868 in Sheffield, Sunbury, New Brunswick ) James and Rachel had six children born between 1819 and 1830
Mar 24 1820 – James’ father sold him a deed in Sheffield, Sunbury Co., New Brunswick, for the sum of 500 pounds in Hand witnessed by David Burpe and Andrew Smith
Nov 12 1868 Saint John Newspaper Christian Visitor – d. 2nd inst., of heart disease, James Wasson, Sheffield (Sunbury Co.) age 83. His aged partner in life died about three mos. previously.
iv. Hannah Wasson b. 1789; m. George Sutherland (b. 1789 in Miramichi, Northumberland, New Brunswick – d. 1869 in Kingsclear, New Brunswick) His parents were George Sutherland (1748 – 1831) and Ann Stuart (1733 – 1822). George’s sister Elizabeth married Hannah’s brother John.
v. Thomas Wasson b. 1789; d. 17 Mar 1865; m. Sarah Goodwin (b. 1793 Cemetery says born in 1800 – d. 12 Nov 1871 in Queens Co, NB) Sarah’s parents were Joseph Goodwin (1760 – 1847) and Jane Godin (b. 1760). Thomas and Sarah had six children born between 1814 and 1825
vi. Mary Wasson b. 7 Jan 1791 Sheffield, New Brunswick; bapt. 23 Jan 1795 Fredericton, NB; d, 11 Sep 1871 Sydenham Township, Ontario; m. 16 Mar 1813, Sunbury County, New Brunswick to Peter Day Jr. (b. 07 Jan 1791 in Burton Parish, Sheffield, New Brunswick – d. 17 May 1880 in Grey, Ontario). His parents were Peter Day (1755 – 1831) and Catherine Allen (1760 – 1848). Peter and Mary had 11 children born between 1813 and 1830, but the above list of 39 includes only one child John Day(1818-1819) Here’s a complete list of Peter’s descendants.
Peter, Jr. settled at Cumberland Bay, Queens County., New Brunswick and moved to Ontario in 1845. Witnesses to their marriage were James Wasson and Lawrence Day. In 1845 Peter Day Jr. and his wife and three sons, Robert W., George P., and Thomas W. moved to Ontario and obtained a patent from the Crown in 1848 for Lot 26, Concession. B, Sydenham Township, Frontenac County [north of Kingston where the St Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario]. This lot and several lots acquired by others of the family became known as”Daywood”. They settled on the same road as the Johnstones but nearer to Annan. Residence: 1 0-26-1848, Lot 26, Conc. B,Sydenham Peter Day jr. first built a log house and later built a good frame house which is still in good condition and is owned by his Great Grandson, Thomas L. Day. (Written by Georgina Lannin, daughter of Mary Ann Day and John Nathaniel Lannin.)
Peter was for many years a Deacon of Daywood Baptist Church. In the 1871 Ontario Census, he and Mary are listed with Thomas and his family. Peter’s Obituary states”…His last illness, brought on by old age, was of short duration, and during this time his trust in Christ never waivered, but grew stronger and stronger to the end…”
vii. Charlotte Wasson b. 1793 in Waterborough, Queens, NB; m. 28 Dec 1815/6 in New Brunswick to Stephen Wiggins (b. 25 Mar 1789 in Waterborough, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada – d. 9 Nov 1822) Stephen’s parents were Jacob F Wiggins (1762 – 1815) and Elizabeth Ruth Slocumm (1769 – )
viii. Robert Bartlett Wasson b. 5 Dec 1795 in Sunbury Co., NB; d. 6 Mar 1871 in Blissville Parish, Sunbury Co., NB; m. 21 Jul 1822 to Elizabeth Ann Richardson (17 Feb 1805 – 5 Apr 1892) Elizabeth’s parents were Stephen Richardson and Mary Ann Marple. Robert and Elizabeth had 13 children, including one set of twins, born between 1823 and 1846.
Mar 25 1871 – Saint John Newspaper The Daily Telegraph — An inquest was held in the Parish of Blissfield (North. Co.) 6th inst., before Elijah Fowler, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Robert B. WASSON who died suddenly. Apoplexy was the cause of death. He was in his 76th year. He came to to the Miramichi a few years before the Great Fire (1825) which devestated this and other districts.
ix. Ruth Wasson b. 1798; d. Aft 1861 census Queens, New Brunswick; m. 27 July 1820, in Sheffield, N.B. to 27 Jul 1820 in Sheffield, N.B. to William Brown (b. 1794 in Elsbrow, Buckinghamshire, England – d. Aft. 1851 census) William’s parents were Francis Brown (1755 – 1815) and Sidney Green (1757 – 1825).
x. George Wasson b. 13 Mar 1804; d. 1881 in New Brunswick; m. Mary Ann McMahon (aka McMann) (b. 7 Jun 1807 in New Brunswick – d. 7 Jun 1879 in Jacksontown, Carleton, New Brunswick); George and Mary had eight children born between 1832 and 1849.
8. Rhoda Estey
Rhoda’s husband [__?__] Porter was born in 1765 According to the 1783 Studholm Report, David Porter was living in Burton Township and had a wife, a log house and about 3 acres of land cleared. Has been on about 3 years from Cornwallis, purchased improvements etc.
9. Abigail Estey
Abigail’s husband George Adkin Hartley was born 1759 in Newcastle, Northumberland, England or Canterbury, Kent, England, tHey married in Sunbury County in 21 Apr 1788, but moved to Woodstock, Carleton County. George died 2 Sep 1812 in Burton Parish, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. Abigail lived for 32 more years.
George was a Sergeant in the King`s American Regiment. George was wounded several times while fighting as a Soldier in King George’s Guards during American Revolution. Granted Regimental land in Canterbury Parish, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
The Regiment was raised in New York in December, 1776 by Colonel Edmund Fanning as the Associated Refugees. This one regiment served in six major campaigns across the length of the eastern seaboard. They fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war, ending their service by being placed on the regular British Establishment, an honor bestowed on but a handful of Loyalist units.
It served in the attacks on Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery. It took part in relief of Newport, raids in Virginia and operations in Georgia and East Florida. It was taken into the American Establishment on March 7, 1781 as the 4th American Regiment. It was taken into the British Establishment on December 25, 1782, possibly as the 110th Regiment of Foot and disbanded in Canada in 1783.
Children of Abigail and George (Partial List)
i. Capt. James Hartley, b. 6 Feb 1789 in New Brunswick; d. 2 Jan 1860 in Ritchie, York, New Brunswick, m. 18 Nov 1812 Woodstock parish, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada to Susannah Moore (b. 1797 – d. 1 Jun 1889 in Ritchie, York, New Brunswick) Susannah’s parents were John Moore and Sarah Littler. Her sister Miriam married James brother John. They moved to Shogomoc, York, New Brunswick on the east side of the Saint John river before 1832.
James was a Farmer, Justice of the Peace and Captain in the Militia.
James’ grandson Roland Hill Hartley (26 Jun 1864 – 21 Sept 1952) served two terms as the tenth Governor of the state of Washington from 1925 to 1933 as a Republican.
Roland’s parents were Rev. Edward Williams Bennett Hartley and Rebecca Barker Whitehead. Born the 8th of 12 children in a backwoods farm in Shogomoc, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Did a “Man’s work” with the scythe, cradled grain, chopped down trees, sowed fields, plowed, harrowed land – and harvested annual crop of rocks.
In 1878, while only 14 years old, he moved to Minnesota to join other family members.
“Cookee” (“flunky”) in Minnesota logging camp – helped cook, waited on tables and made up bunks.
Drove the horse drawn McCormick Harvester through the Dakota prairie near Fargo and Page North Dakota. Broke sod and developed farm land. In the winter used the same horse-drawn team for logging operations. Drove logs from headwaters of the Mississippi to Minneapolis.
Wholesale grocery clerk. Bellboy, Porter and Clerk in the Old Commercial Hotel at Brainerd, Minnesota. Became secretary to hotel owner, Carl Douglas, Brainerd Mayor – first taste of politics.
Grammar school education plus savings allowed admission and graduation from the Minneapolis Academy.
Bookkeeper for Clough Brothers lumber firm that built the first electric railway in Duluth, Minnesota.
Became private secretary to Minnesota Governor, David Clough’. Became active in Republican politics. Married State Senator David Clough’s daughter, Nina Clough August 22, 1888, the year he became an American Citizen.
Lieutenant Colonel in the Minnesota National Guard and ordered to the field during Sioux uprising.
Shoe salesman for Putman and Hartley shoe manufactures and traveled through the Northwest selling product in the 1890’s.
Moved to Everett in 1902 in connection with investment in Washington Timber. Laid out and constructed his own trails, logging roads and railroads. Erected logging camps. Filled every position on the payroll except that of high rigger. Shared hardships with his men in the woods. First to introduce spring mattresses and other home comforts in the logging camps. Personally cruised 10,000,000,000 board feet of timber.
Participated in the establishment of the Clark-Nickerson Saw mill and later the Clough-Hartley cedar siding and shake mill (largest in the world at that time) along the Everett waterfront.
Mayor of Everett 1910 – 1912.
Washington State Legislature 1915 – 1917.
At age 53 was one of the first to enlist at the beginning of World War I. (Company D, 3rd Infantry, Washington National Guards, August 7, 1917). Ultimately moved up from “Private” to commission of “Captain” with orders to sail to Europe from Hoboken New Jersey when the Armistice was signed. (Sons David and Edward served in the army during the war.)
Hartley’s major accomplishments during his governorship were the creation of centralized state highway department and new state timber laws. He was the first Washington Republican governor to serve two terms and to run for a third.
ii. John Moore Hartley b 20 Oct 1790 in Dumfries Parish, York, New Brunswick; d.6 Jul 1852 in Elgin, County, Ontario [south of London on the north shore of Lake Eire]; m. 18 Oct 1814 to Miriam Moore (b. 1795 in New Brunswick – d. 1835 in Ontario) Miriam’s parents were John Moore and Sarah Litler. Her sister Susannah married John’s brother James. I have info only on 3 children Susannah 1816, Job 1822 and Mary 1838 so maybe there were more children cuz of that dates apart between child
iii. Anna Estey Hartley b. 3 Sep 1792
iv. Amos Hartley (b. 12 Jul 1794 in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick – d. May 1834 in New Brunswick); m. 13 Nov 1817 Woodstock parish, Carleton, New Brunswick to Hannah Gesner (Guieu/Gerow)
v. Rebecca Hartley b. 1795; d. Aft. 1861 census Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick m. Nov 1814 Woodstock parish, Carleton, New Brunswick to David Jackson (b. 1791 – d. Aft. 1861 census Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick) David’s father was Henry Jackson (b.1775)
vi. Salome Estey Hartley b. Oct 1796 Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada; ; d. 8 Nov 1865, Wicklow Tracey Mills Centreville Carleton, New Brunswick; m. 16 Apr 1821 Northampton, NB to Ira Miller (b. 16 Dec 1796 Southampton, York, NB – d. 27 Feb 1886 Wicklow Tracey Mills, Centreville, Carleton, NB); son of Isaac MILLER.
vii. Sarah Hartley b. 1801 in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick;; d. 15 Nov 1875 in Lower Meductic, York County m. 21 Aug 1824 York, NB to Oliver Miller (b. 1799 York, New Brunswick – d. 29 Apr 1886, Canterbury, York County, NB) another son of Isaac MILLER;
viii. Mary Hartley b. 1803; m. 27 Mar 1822 Woodstock (Bureau de Santé), Acadie (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) to Michael Guerrier (b.1791) Mary and Michael didn’t have any children, but Michael did have 11 children born between 1830 and 1858 with his second wife. After Mary died, Michel married 31 Mar 1829 Brighton, Carlton, New Brunswick, Canada to Mary Cronkhite (b. 17 Mar 1811 in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick – d. Monticello, Aroostook, Maine)
ix. Charles Hartley b. 1805 in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick; d. 10 Apr 1879 in Lower Meductic, Carleton, York, New Brunswick m1. 2 Nov 1832 Susan Elizabeth Foster (b. 5 Aug 1816 in Douglas, York, New Brunswick- d. 27 Dec 1847 in Lower Meductic, Carleton, York, New Brunswick) Her parents were John Foster and Artemissa Todd Her sister Charlotte married Charles’ brother Valentine; m2. 7 Nov 1850 to Mary Jane Gray (b. 1823 – d. 11 Apr 1885 in Lower Meductic, Carleton, York, New Brunswick)
x. Hannah Hazen Hartley b. 1806 in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick; d. 23 May 1861 in Tracey Mills Carleton County New Brunswick; m. 13 Aug 1826 Northhampton, Carleton, New Brunswick to Henry H. Cronkhite Jr. (b. 1800 in New Brunswick – d. 28 Jan 1872 in Tracy, New Brunswick) His parents were Rev. Henry Cronkhite (1785 – 1847) and Abigail Feero (1785 – 1851). Hannah and Henry had four children born between 1827 and 1849.
xi. Valentine Adkin Hartley b. 1809 in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick; d. 12 Apr 1880 in St John, New Brunswick m. Charlotte F. Foster (b. 23 Sep 1814 in Douglas, New Brunswick – d. 29 Dec 1874 in Maine) Charlotte’s parents were John Foster and Artemissa Todd. Her sister Susan Elizabeth married Valentine’s brother Charles.
The 1851 census of Woodstock shows another son, listed only as V. A. Hartley, born 1808, with his wife “Mrs.” born 1814. V.A. named his first boy and girl after his parents George Adkin and Abigail.