Israel Tubbs

M, #2380, b. 9 October 1757, d. circa 1787
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     Israel Tubbs was born on 9 October 1757 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.1 He married Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Betsey *Unknown*, in 1783 in Schoharie County, New York.2 Israel Tubbs died circa 1787 in Schodack, Rensselaer, New York.2
     Biographical Notes for Israel Tubbs: He traveled and moved quite a bit before settling. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Gilboa, NY. Lived at various times as a young man in Chatham, NY and in Renseelaer Co., NY.

Child of Israel Tubbs and Elizabeth Lewis

Citations

  1. [S995] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection.
  2. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Richard M. Tubbs e-mail address.

Elizabeth Lewis

F, #2381, b. April 1763, d. April 1837
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     Elizabeth Lewis was born in April 1763 in Shodack, Rensselaer, New York. She married Israel Tubbs, son of Lemuel Tubbs and Elizabeth Scoville, in 1783 in Schoharie County, New York.1 Elizabeth Lewis died in April 1837.
     Her married name was Tubbs.

Child of Elizabeth Lewis and Israel Tubbs

Citations

  1. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Richard M. Tubbs e-mail address.

Lemuel Tubbs

M, #2382, b. 8 October 1734
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     Lemuel Tubbs was born on 8 October 1734 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.1 He married Elizabeth Scoville, daughter of James Scoville and Elizabeth Wade, on 17 October 1756 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, by Rev. George Griswold.1

Child of Lemuel Tubbs and Elizabeth Scoville

Citations

  1. [S995] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection.

Elizabeth Scoville1

F, #2383, b. 30 December 1737
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     Elizabeth Scoville was born on 30 December 1737 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.2 She married Lemuel Tubbs, son of William Tubbs and Rebecca Daniels, on 17 October 1756 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, by Rev. George Griswold.3
     Her married name was Tubbs. Elizabeth Scoville was also known as Elizabeth Scovil.1

Child of Elizabeth Scoville and Lemuel Tubbs

Citations

  1. [S187] Jennie M. (Scoville) Holley and Homer Worthington Brainard, Scovell Genealogy.
  2. [S411] VR Lyme, CT (published), Elisabeth Scofel was born December - 30th - 1737 Lyme V.R. LLR5:177.
  3. [S995] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection.

John Lewis

M, #2384
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     John Lewis married Betsey *Unknown*.

Child of John Lewis and Betsey *Unknown*

Betsey *Unknown*

F, #2385
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     Betsey *Unknown* married John Lewis.
     Her married name was Lewis.

Child of Betsey *Unknown* and John Lewis

William Tubbs

M, #2386, b. circa 1707, d. 1779
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     William Tubbs was born circa 1707 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He married Rebecca Daniels, daughter of Johnathan Daniels and Rebecca Graves, on 23 October 1729 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.1 William Tubbs died in 1779 in Canaan, Columbia, New York.

Child of William Tubbs and Rebecca Daniels

Citations

  1. [S995] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection.

Rebecca Daniels

F, #2387, b. 1706, d. 22 May 1793
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     Rebecca Daniels was born in 1706. She married William Tubbs, son of William Tubbs and Lydia Roach, on 23 October 1729 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.1 Rebecca Daniels died on 22 May 1793 in Chatham, Columbia, New York.
     Her married name was Tubbs.

Child of Rebecca Daniels and William Tubbs

Citations

  1. [S995] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection.

William Tubbs

M, #2388, b. 3 May 1674, d. circa 1715
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     William Tubbs was christened on 3 May 1674 at New London, New London, Connecticut.1 He married Lydia Roach, daughter of Thomas Roach and Rebecca Redfield, on 27 September 1698 in New London, New London, Connecticut, by Congregational Church. William Tubbs died circa 1715 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
     He was a Farmer and Cordwainer. He left a will on 13 March 1714/15 at Lyme, New London, Connecticut; This is the probate date.

Child of William Tubbs and Lydia Roach

Citations

  1. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Richard M. Tubbs e-mail address.

Lydia Roach

F, #2389, b. circa 1670, d. 16 August 1771
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     Lydia Roach was born circa 1670. She married William Tubbs, son of Samuel Tubbs and Mary Willey, on 27 September 1698 in New London, New London, Connecticut, by Congregational Church. Lydia Roach died on 16 August 1771 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
     Her married name was Tubbs.

Child of Lydia Roach and William Tubbs

Johnathan Daniels

M, #2390, b. 15 October 1682
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     Johnathan Daniels was born on 15 October 1682. He was christened on 17 December 1682. He married Rebecca Graves on 12 December 1706.

Child of Johnathan Daniels and Rebecca Graves

Rebecca Graves

F, #2391, b. before 1691
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     Rebecca Graves was born before 1691.1 She married Johnathan Daniels, son of John Daniels and Mary Chappell, on 12 December 1706.
     Her married name was Daniels.

Child of Rebecca Graves and Johnathan Daniels

Citations

  1. [S415] Guestiment, I am assuming that Rebecca was born at least 15 years prior to her marriage to Jonathan Daniels. Most likely it was earlier than this.

Samuel Tubbs

M, #2392, b. 1638, d. before 31 May 1696
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     Samuel Tubbs was born in 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Mary Willey, daughter of Isaac Willey and Joanne Lutten, before June 1666 in New London, New London, Connecticut. Samuel Tubbs died before 31 May 1696 in New London, New London, Connecticut.1
     He was a Farmer and Cordwainer.

Child of Samuel Tubbs and Mary Willey

Citations

  1. [S76] Tubbs monograph in CT State Library.

Mary Willey

F, #2393, b. circa 1646
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     Mary Willey was born circa 1646 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts. She married Samuel Tubbs, son of William Tubbs and Mercy Sprague, before June 1666 in New London, New London, Connecticut. Mary Willey died in New London, New London, Connecticut.
     Her married name was Tubbs.

Child of Mary Willey and Samuel Tubbs

William Tubbs

M, #2394, b. circa 1617, d. 2 May 1688
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     William Tubbs was born circa 1617 in Sutton, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. He married Mercy Sprague, daughter of Francis Sprague and Anna *Unknown*, on 9 November 1637 in Massachusetts. William Tubbs and Mercy Sprague were divorced on 7 July 1668 at Massachusetts; Whereas a Marcye, the wife of William Tubbs, being a woman of ill fame and light behavior ... hath for ... four years ... [dwelt in] another colonie ... and ... will not be reclaimed nor pswaded to returne and abide with him as shee ought to doe ... and ... liue with him as shee ought to doe .. that he should be divorced from her ... and she hath since, before competent witness, professed and affeirmed that shee will never return againe unto him while her eyes are open ... This court, therefore, sees cause and doe hereby declare, that the said William TUBBS is legally cleare from his covenant of marriage formerly made with Marcye, his late wife ... and Marcye hath cutt of herself any right henceforth to the pson or estate of the said William TUBBS, her late husband, and hereby allowing him liberte to dispose of himself in marriage, if hee see fitt soe to doe.1 William Tubbs married Dorothy Soames circa 1672. William Tubbs died on 2 May 1688 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
     He moved to at Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, in in 1635. He immigrated in 1635 to Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was New Tag Freeman on 2 January 1637/38 at Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He sold property in 1653 From: Plymouth Colony Deeds as transcribed in THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT Vol VIII page 72. Page 123: These presents Witnesseth that William Tubbs with the free consent of Mercy his wife has sold unto Experience Michell and his heirs for ever his now Dwelling house and orchyard with outhousing and what ever appertaines therunto with all the pecll of upland bee it more or less as alsoe an acre of meddow and two acres of mersh meddow formerly bought of Edmond hawes and an acre bought of John Allen in Consideration wherst the said Experience Michell is to unto the said William Tubbs the Just summe of seaven pounds as also his pte of theire transportation in the Bay to Boston; In Witness wherof the said ptes have sett to theire hands this present twenty ninth Day of November in the yeare 1653 Witnesse William Tubbs Samuel Nash Experience Michell henry howland these seaven pounds and pte of transportation is sence paid and Discharged by Experience Michell. He left a will on 20 February 1677; The Will of William Tubbs
Provided by Louis MacCartney

The 20th day of February 1677 I William Tubbs senr of Duxbury n the Collony of New Plimouth do declare & make my last will and testamentr in the manner and form ffollowing viz haveing committed me Eternal Concomments humbly unto God; I doo dispose of that temporal Estate which in mercy he hath given me as is hereafter expressed, Imprimis, I give and bequeth unto my loveing wife Dorothy (after the payment of the small legacys hereafter mentioned) all my Estate boath reall & personall viz my house & all my land & Chattell both movable and immovable which I now have or posess within the Township of Duxbury aforesaid during the time of her naturall life to this Intent that she improve the said Estate for the bringing up of my two youngest Children namely Benjamin and Joseph & after my said wives decease I give all my Estate to my youngest Children & to there heires & assignes for ever to be equally devided between sain Benjamin and Joseph also I give unto my son Samuell ten shillings to be paid after my decease at his demand Item I give unto my son William one gun or musguitt which I had of John ffoster to be delivered to him at my decease Item to my daughter Bethyah I give five shillings to be paid to her on demand after my decease Lastly I nominate and appoint my said wife to be sole Executrix to this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day year above written

the marke of William Tubbs (X)

John ffoster
Samuell Sprague.
He was a Surveyor of Highways between 1678 and 1685.

     Biographical Notes for William Tubbs: SOME DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM TUBBS OF DUXBURY

An Essay by Louis MacCartney, TUBBS Family Researcher

In the USA there are two main branches of the Tubbs family. Most members of the family are descended from one common ancestor, William Tubbs, who is first found at Plymouth Colony in 1635. A second major branch are the people who trace back to South (North ?) Carolina where a John Tubbs was born 6 Aug. 1758 (of unknown parents), fought in the Revolution, and later lived in Tennessee, then Alabama; another branch comes from John, Joseph, and Samuel Tubbs who were residents of Maryland and of whom family tradition indicates that "three brothers came from England". Finally, there are miscellaneous later groups who trace to immigrants from England, Ireland, and sundry places in Europe.

William Tubbs' date and/or place of birth are unknown. But they have been the subject of much speculation. So has his parentage. Many have felt he might have been the son of a Samuel and a Bethya because his two eldest (known) children bore these names, and because of the frequency and manner in which they occur among his grandchildren, etc. The Hon. Charles Tubbs thought he may have come from Sutton, Isle-of-Ely, Cambridgeshire, England and made two or three trips to the U.K. hoping to find the link, without success. Why he connected William with Sutton is a mystery, whose clue is unknown. A Thomas Tubbs married at Haddonham, Camb. 12 Nov. 1607 Elizabeth Phypers. They had several children. recorded there up to 1627 including a William b. 30 Mar. 1623; but he is too young (see later) to be our subject. No names of the other children seem to indicate relationship to our William.

Others have looked to the landed gentry, of southeastern England, who bore the name, for his ancestry. But it seems doubtful any direct link exists or can be proved, though this may have been the area of his birth. There is nothing in the record to indicate he was of gentle birth. In fact, the opposite is a reasonable conclusion. We know that he was a servant (indentured, likely for passage money) early in his adult life. This indicates that he was from the class of tradesmen. The evidence of this is in the Plymouth Court Record (PCR IV-18) concerning the award of land at Saconett (now Little Compton, RI) then a part of the Colony. William’s name is among those originally considered for award, the list comprised of "those now freemen, formerly servants". Winsor gives this event as occurring 3 June 1662 when land at Saconett Necke was granted to "such as that were servants and others that are ancient freeman".

We can, perhaps, fix the approximate date of William's birth. William was a Freeman (citizen) at Plymouth in 1637 and again at Duxbury in 1638. This gave the right to vote. The usual conditions attached to this privilege or honor were that the person be a Church member, sober, industrious, and ordinarily at least 21 years of age. Thus he was born by 1616. In 1643 he was part of a military company whose members ages were between 16 and 60. Hence he was born after 1583. Moreover, his second marriage, in 1672, was to a relatively young woman (she bore a child as late as 1674-5). Nor did he die until 1688. These facts seem to indicate birth at or after 1610. Summing up, it can be stated that he was probably born between 1610 and 1615.

William in a 1664 deed identified himself as a "shoomaker". He was in fact a cordwainer, that is tanner and shoemaker, converting the raw hide to the final product. The trade was passed through several generations of the family. This fact may provide further clues to his antecedents.

The earliest known record of William Tubbs occurs when he brought suit against John Barnes 7 May 1635 (PCR I-34). William had contracted to deliver twelve bushels of corn to Barnes. But he was able to deliver only ten. Barnes refused to pay for the ten and William sued. Barnes was buying for re-sale. He pleaded loss of the profit on the undelivered corn as basis for nonpayment. The Court granted him damages of the profit lost on the two missing bushels and ordered him to pay in full for the ten received, plus Court costs, less said damages. From these facts we may reason that William arrived at Plymouth circa 1628-30. The corn which was the subject of the suit was raised in 1634 or earlier for the suit was in the spring of 1635. Barnes bought for re-sale, William probably did not, likely raising the corn himself. It is improbable that he was indentured while he did this. Thus by the spring of 1634 he was finished with his indenture, a period of say three to five years. Hence he was at Plymouth by the end of 1630 and perhaps as early as 1628.

William was among the Freemen listed at Plymouth on 7 Mar. 1636/7 (PCR I-53). He was admitted again at Duxbury 2 Jan. 1637/8 (PCR I-74). During the summer of 1637 he was a volunteer in the War against the Pequot Indians (PCR I-61). In Aug, 1643 he was in the Military company raised in the Colony because of new troubles with the Indians (PCR VIII-189). The company was of men "such are of honest and good report and Freemen, not servants, and shall be well approved by the officers and the whole company, or major part". William Tubbs was also a Surveyor of Highways in Duxbury for the year 1678. Also in 1685, though this latter may have been William Jr.

He must have prospered for when, with Court approval, the limits of Duxbury were extended considerably westward, he was among the original proprietors who financed the purchase from Osamequin (Massasoit) in 1649. This vast tract of land today forms all or parts of six or so of the present town(ships)s of Plymouth County. But if William prospered in the world about him, he did not at home.

William married, probably at Duxbury, 9 Nov. 1637 Mercy Sprague, born probably in England ca. 1620; living in RI July 1668; daughter of Francis. With her parents she arrived at Plymouth in July 1623 on the vessel "Ann", the third to land at Plymouth. (Savage says; Francis Sprague, wife and one daughter came on Ann. At division of cattle in 1627, Mercey and Ann were his only named children. Francis was living in 1666.) The Spragues lived at Plymouth until ca. 1631-2 when Francis was among the early settlers of Duxbury. William also settled there for in all records following his marriage, he is given as a resident of Duxbury. When the marital troubles began is not clear. But in Nov. 1653 William sold his home "with the consent of Mercy". This was not an ordinary procedure. The reason is not known. However this may shed light on later events.

As early as Mar. 1651/2 Mercy was before the Court "to answare for mixed dauncing". She was cleared of this charge with an admonishment (PCR III-5). At Court held 3 March 1662/3 Joseph Rogers "cpmplaineth against Rebeckah and Allice Pierce" asking for damages of L20 for saying that he and Mercy Tubbs were seen lying under a blanket. However Joseph did not appear when the case was called and was non-suited. Therefore it seems the gossip was factual. At the next session of Court, 1 June 1663 "the Court being informed that Joseph Rogers of Namasakeesett hath frequently and from time to time kept companie with Merceye, the wife of William Tubbs, in a way and after such a manor as hath given cause att least to suspect that there hath been laciuiouse (lascivious) actes committed by them, the Court . . . hath required (him) to remove his dwelling . . . and that if att any time he shall bee taken . . . in companie of the said Merceye Tubbs . . . he shall (be) seuerly whipt." (PCR IV-42)

Not daunted, the couple persisted. So at October Court "Wee present Joseph Rogers and Merceye Tubbs, for that they were both lyeing together one night on a bed, under a rugg, before the fier; and also the same Merceye Tubbs for that att another time she carried unseemly in the presence of Josepth Rogers." The jury gave a verdict of true presentment (guilty). Joseph and Mercy were each heavily fined. Mercy apparently left home at this time. Shortly thereafter William Paybody (Peabody) granted William a divorce, but the Court overruled him 8 June 1664, fining Paybody L5 "for making a writing regarding William Tubbs marriage vows". (PCR IV-66) At the same Court session William published, with regard to Mercy, that he was "disowning all debts that shee shall make unto any from this time forward." (PCR IV-66) John Arthur was in Court 1 Aug. 1665 "for entertaining the wife of one Talmon and the wife of William Tubbs". (PCR IV-104)

William periodically petitioned for a divorce until 3 June 1668 when his pleas were recognized and notice sent to Mercy through the government at RI, where she was living, to return to William or lose all rights and claims against him. (PCR IV-187) Her negative reply was received by 7 July 1668 and the Court that day gave William his divorce. "Mercy have for four years and upward" absented herself. (PCR IV-192)

William m. second, in the Spring 1672 Dorothy (_____) Joanes (or Soanes), b. ca. 1632; living at Duxbury 20 Sept. 1694; widow of William Joanes, of Sciuate. William and Dorothy entered into an ante-nuptial agreement about his estate. (See later) She was the executrix named in his will. Nothing is known of her life prior to 1668. That year she bore a dau., Mary. (Child of William and Dorothy Joan" (sic) Her date of birth is presumed from her last pregnancy.

William d. at Duxbury 2 May 1688. His will dated 20 Feb. 1677 was probated 13 June 1688. It names as children.:
i. Samuel
ii Bethyah
iii William
iv Benjamin
v Joseph.

Child of William Tubbs and Mercy Sprague

Citations

  1. [S588] Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Court Orders, Volume IV (1661-1668) Page 192.

Mercy Sprague

F, #2395, b. circa 1616, d. after 7 July 1668
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     Mercy Sprague was born circa 1616 in England. She married William Tubbs on 9 November 1637 in Massachusetts. Mercy Sprague and William Tubbs were divorced on 7 July 1668 at Massachusetts; Whereas a Marcye, the wife of William Tubbs, being a woman of ill fame and light behavior ... hath for ... four years ... [dwelt in] another colonie ... and ... will not be reclaimed nor pswaded to returne and abide with him as shee ought to doe ... and ... liue with him as shee ought to doe .. that he should be divorced from her ... and she hath since, before competent witness, professed and affeirmed that shee will never return againe unto him while her eyes are open ... This court, therefore, sees cause and doe hereby declare, that the said William TUBBS is legally cleare from his covenant of marriage formerly made with Marcye, his late wife ... and Marcye hath cutt of herself any right henceforth to the pson or estate of the said William TUBBS, her late husband, and hereby allowing him liberte to dispose of himself in marriage, if hee see fitt soe to doe.1 Mercy Sprague died after 7 July 1668 in Rhode Island.
     Biographical Notes for Mercy Sprague: Her name appears on a list of persons living in Plymouth Colony on 22 May 1627 in company 6. At that time the colonies livestock was divided into 12 parts with each part going to a company of 13 individuals. Genealogical Journal of the Utah Genealogical Soc; Vol. 13 number 4; Winter 1984-5. From the same source it states that she arrived in MA in 1623 on the ANNE.

From the marriage date of 1637 it would be reasonable to fix her date of birth at about 1618 to 1620.

She appeared in court on 2 Mar 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony. (8745) Mercy TUBBS, wife of William, was ordered by warrant to appear in court in June. She been charged with "mixed dancing" but "was cleared of this charge with an admonishment." She appeared in court on 3 Mar 1662 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.(8746) Rebecka and Allice Peirce apparently informed the court that they had seen Joseph Rogers and Mercy TUBBS "lying under a blanket" together. Joseph sued the pair for liable asking for 20 £ in damages. When the case was called, however, Joseph was a no-show, and one might well assume that the charge that he and Mercy were having an affair had was indeed true. She appeared in court on 1 Jun 1663 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony. (8747)(8748) The court was next informed that Jospeh Rogers had "frequently and from time kept companie with Mercie Tubbs, the wife of William Tubbs." This time the court was not about to tolerate an adulterous relationship. It found the there was now cause to suspect thyat there had been "lascivious acts committed by them." The court ordered Joseph to "remove his dwelling" and warned that if Rogers is ever again found in the companie of Mercy TUBBS, he shall be "severly whipt." She appeared in court on 5 Oct 1663 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony. (8749)(8750) Although the court had previously ordered that Joseph Rogers keep his distance from Mercy TUBBS, they were caught again. Testimony was submitted that Mercy TUBBS was not only seen "carrying on" in front of Joseph Rogers but that at another time "they were both lying together one night on a bed, under a rug, before the fire." A jury issued a verdict of "true presentment (guilty)" and Joseph and Mercy "were heavily fined." Mercy left William at this time and was soon living in Rhode Island. She appeared in court on 1 Aug 1665 in Plymouth Colony.(8751) On this day, John Arther appeared in court to answer to charges of abusive speech towards William TUBBS, but he claimed he could produce evidence that could clear him so the court released him until October. I have, however, no further record. She moved between 1 Aug 1665 and 1668 to RI. (8752)(7372) Mercy self-exiled herself to Rhode Island, a state which had been founded upon the principle of religious freedom by Roger Williams, who the Puritans exiled from Massachusetts in the winter of 1636. Although the Puritans left England because it was intolerant of teachings inconsistent with the Church of England, they were themselves intolerant of non-Puritan religious views and behavior. Her married name was Tubbs. One Joseph Rogers in June, 1663 was ordered to remove his dewelling from Manassakeesett, because had been keeping company with Mercy Sprague Tubbs 'in a manner as have given cause at least to suspect that there hath bin lasiviouse acts commited by them.' (Plymouth Colony, Stratton, pp 197-9).2 Rogers was threatened with severe whipping if he were found near Mercy or the Tubbs' house again. William disowned any responsibility for her bills in 1664, indicating perhaps that Mercy had not reformed. She is said to have left Duxbury and gone to Rhode Island.2

Child of Mercy Sprague and William Tubbs

Citations

  1. [S588] Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Court Orders, Volume IV (1661-1668) Page 192.
  2. [S186] Eugene Stratton, Plymouth Colony, p.197-9.

Isaac Willey

M, #2396, b. circa 1614, d. circa 1685
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     Isaac Willey was born circa 1614 in Wiltshire, England. He married Anna *Unknown*. Isaac Willey married Joanne Lutten circa 1637. Isaac Willey died circa 1685 in New London, New London, Connecticut.
     Biographical Notes for Isaac Willey: He built his farm at Mill Brook at the base of Post Hill on the upper part of what are now Williams and Main streets. Later he moved to the head of the Niantic (Nahantic) River where "Old Goodman Willie" was legally confirmed in his property in 1664. He was one of three "certain individuals at Pequot" who were charged in May of 1649 for resisting a constable and letting go an Indian in their charge.
Over a land dispute between New London and Lyme, on March 12, 1671 Isaac was among those arraigned in Hartford "for attempts by violence to drive Mr. Griswold and Lt. Waller off their land, and resistance to authority, and assault." He was a selectman in 1647. He he had 3 cows, 6 calves, a litter of swine, and a share in 2 or 3 sheep. in 1657. He Isaac was one of 4 men to lay out the King's Highway between N.L. and the Niantic River. in November 1669.

Child of Isaac Willey and Joanne Lutten

Joanne Lutten

F, #2397, b. circa 1618
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     Joanne Lutten was born circa 1618 in England. She married Isaac Willey circa 1637. Joanne Lutten died in New London, New London, Connecticut.
     Her married name was Willey.

Child of Joanne Lutten and Isaac Willey

Francis Sprague

M, #2398, b. circa 1600, d. circa 1670
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     Francis Sprague was born circa 1600 in London, England. He married Anna *Unknown*. Francis Sprague died circa 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
     He was a Innkeeper. He immigrated in July 1623 to Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; On the Anne From: ENGLAND.

     Biographical Notes for Francis Sprague: Pioneers of Mass by Pope and Plymouth Colony by Stratton both state that Francis arrived with either his wife Anna and daughter Mercy OR that both girls were his daughters. No one seems to know which. Considering that Stratton shows Ann marrying a William Lawrence circa 1644, it is reasonable at this point to assume that the Anna mentioned was his daughter.

Arrived in MA in 1623 in the ANNE. Appears on the 1627 Division of Livestock list of Plymouth Colony in Company 6.


He was involved in the fur trade in 1627 with William Bradford. He settled at Duxbury and opened the first tavern in New England. He was not a Pilgrim. In 1638 Francis was licensed 'to keep a victualling on the Duxbury side' and conducted a tavern there the rest of his life except between 1640 and 1646 when his license was suspended. He was a freeman of 17 Jun 1637. He owned land along the North River in 1641 and was one of the proprietors of Bridgewater though he never lived there.

Child of Francis Sprague and Anna *Unknown*

Thomas Roach

M, #2399, d. after 1708
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     Thomas Roach married Rebecca Redfield, daughter of William Redfield, on 12 December 1661 in New London, New London, Connecticut.1 Thomas Roach died after 1708.1
     He was a seaman of Block Island.1

Child of Thomas Roach and Rebecca Redfield

Citations

  1. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Ray Downing e-mail address.

Rebecca Redfield

F, #2400, b. circa 1641, d. 16 August 1670
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     Rebecca Redfield was born circa 1641 in Massachusetts.1 She married Thomas Roach on 12 December 1661 in New London, New London, Connecticut.2 Rebecca Redfield died on 16 August 1670.2
     Her married name was Roach.

Child of Rebecca Redfield and Thomas Roach

Citations

  1. [S361] Redfield Family History.
  2. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Ray Downing e-mail address.

Martha Metcalf

F, #2403, b. 3 July 1743, d. 7 August 1832
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Martha Metcalf Capron; Bath Center Cemetery, Bath Summit, OH
     Martha Metcalf was born on 3 July 1743 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. She and Comfort Capron filed on 28 March 1765 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Martha Metcalf died on 7 August 1832 at age 89 in Bath, Summit, Ohio. She was buried on after 7 August 1832 in Unknown GEDCOM info: Wife of Dr. Comfort Capron; Aged 89 Yrs. DAR Cem. Records in Bath Center Cemetery, Bath, Summit, Ohio.
     Her married name was Capron.

Children of Martha Metcalf and Comfort Capron

Citations

  1. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.
  2. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 56.

Welcome Capron

M, #2404, b. 7 March 1766, d. 3 January 1841
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Welcome Capron was born on 7 March 1766 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2 He married Cynthia Wilkinson on 31 October 1784 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.3 Welcome Capron died on 3 January 1841 at age 74 in Broadalbin, Fulton, New York.4,3 He was buried on after 3 January 1841 in Mayfield, Fulton, New York.5
     He was a blacksmith and farmer.5 He is a proven Revoluntionary War Patriot accepted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR Ancestor #: A019049.6 During his Military Service he: served as private in Capt. Samuel Robinson's company, Col. Isaac Dean's regiment, 1781.7 He moved to at Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, in circa 1784.5,3 He moved to at Easton, Washington, New York, in circa 1794.5,3 He moved to at Broadalbin, Fulton, New York, in in 1810.5,3

Children of Welcome Capron and Cynthia Wilkinson

Citations

  1. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, Births p 59.
  2. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.
  3. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 177.
  4. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. GedCom of Lewis Hoff from Internet 20 Mar 2004.
  5. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Andrew Devore Boyd e-mail address.
  6. [S35] Various records of the DAR. Specific source in the record for the person.
  7. [S35] Various records of the DAR. Specific source in the record for the person., National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 72 page 171.

Laban Capron

M, #2405, b. 10 January 1768, d. 21 November 1824
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
The Laban Capron House in Harford, PA
     Laban Capron was born on 10 January 1768 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 He and Hannah Sweet filed on 19 September 1788 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2 Laban Capron married Asenath Fuller on 1 January 1805 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2 Laban Capron died on 21 November 1824 at age 56 in Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.3 He was buried on after 21 November 1824 in Marker info: In Memory of Laban Capron Esq. Who died Nov. 21st, 1824 Ae. Fifty six years Ten months & eleven days
in Harford Cemetery, Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.3
     Laban Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1790 in Providence County, Rhode Island. Laban Capron, 1 male over age 16 (Laban), 1 male under age 16 (Wheaton), 1 female (Hannah), and no slaves. p. 39.3 Laban Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1800 in Nicholson, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Laban Capron, males: 1 under ten (Welcome), 1 ten to fifteen (Wheaton), 1 twenty-six to forty-four (Laban); females: 4 under ten (Nancy, Hannah, Alpha and Sylvia), 1 twenty-six to forty-four (Hannah); p. 386.3
Laban Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1810 in Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.3 Laban Capron appeared as the Head of Household on the census of 1820 in Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.3

Children of Laban Capron and Hannah Sweet

Children of Laban Capron and Asenath Fuller

Citations

  1. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.
  2. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 184.
  3. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. Files of Andrew Devore Boyd e-mail address.
  4. [S356]

Polly Capron

F, #2406, b. 22 March 1770, d. 25 June 1845
ChartsDescendants of Hannah Capron
Descendants of Jonathan Capron
Polly Capron Aldrich; Harford Cemetery, Susquehanna County, PA
     Polly Capron was born on 22 March 1770 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She and David Aldrich filed on 29 September 1792 at Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.2,3,4 Polly Capron died on 25 June 1845 at age 75 in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.5 She was buried in Harford Cemetery, Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.5
     Her married name was Aldrich.

Children of Polly Capron and David Aldrich

Citations

  1. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.
  2. [S103] AB, SB, Member of the NEHGS Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Mendon Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 260.
  3. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 184.
  4. [S23] Alvin James Aldrich, George Aldrich Genealogy, V1; page 96.
  5. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Dordana Capron

F, #2407, b. 13 July 1772
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Dordana Capron was born on 13 July 1772 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2 She filed Shows Dordana from Uxbridge on 21 November 1795 at Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.3,4 She married Willis Kelly on 24 January 1796 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.5
     Her married name was Kelly. Her married name was Summers. Dordana Capron was also known as Dardene Capron.1 She was also known as Darlene Capron.

Children of Dordana Capron and Willis Kelly

Citations

  1. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 56.
  2. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.
  3. [S103] AB, SB, Member of the NEHGS Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Mendon Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 260.
  4. [S44] James N. Arnold, Uxbridge VR, 222.
  5. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 185.

Orlin Capron

M, #2408, b. 26 March 1775, d. 17 January 1861
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
     Orlin Capron was born on 26 March 1775 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 He married Ama Carpenter on 20 January 1798 in Harford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.2,3 Orlin Capron married Waitstill *Unknown* on 7 August 1833 in Susquehanna, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.4 Orlin Capron died on 17 January 1861 at age 85 in Bath, Summit, Ohio. He died in 1868.4 He was buried in Bath Center Cemetery, Bath, Summit, Ohio.
     He was also known as Orlen Capron.

Children of Orlin Capron and Ama Carpenter

Citations

  1. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 176.
  2. [S84] Frederic A. Holden, Descendants of Banfield Capron, page 185.
  3. [S1182] SAR Membership Applications, Application of Miles Emory Whitney.
  4. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Abigail Makepeace

F, #2409, b. 26 August 1741, d. 2 July 1832
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Abigail (Makepeace) Capron; Newell Burying Ground, Attleboro, Bristol, MA
Photograph by Picasa
     Abigail Makepeace was born on 26 August 1741 in Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She married Elisha Capron, son of Jonathan Capron and Rebecca Morse, on 29 January 1761 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 Abigail Makepeace died on 2 July 1832 at age 90 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 She was buried in Newell Burying Ground, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2
     Her married name was Capron.

Children of Abigail Makepeace and Elisha Capron

Citations

  1. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  2. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 56.
  4. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 55.

Dr. Seth Capron

M, #2410, b. 23 September 1763, d. 4 September 1835
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Dr. Seth Capron
     Dr. Seth Capron was born on 23 September 1763 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1 He married Eunice Mann on 9 September 1790 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2 Dr. Seth Capron died on 4 September 1835 at age 71 in Walden, Orange, New York.3 He was buried in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, Orange, New York.4
     He is a proven Revoluntionary War Patriot accepted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR Ancestor #: A019045.5 During his Military Service he: Dr. Seth Capron was too young when the Revolutionary war broke out to be drafted and too short in stature to pass inspection. At the time of the country's greatest peril, it is known that in order to pass at muster, he managed to elevate himself on his toes, and so enlisted in defense of his country at the age of nineteen. Shortly afterward he was at the siege of Newport, attached to General La Fayette's corps of light infantry. It was there he first heard the music of artillery and where a cannon ball aimed at the general grazed the top of his head. Dr. Capron took part in the battle of White Plains and was then transferred to headquarters at West Point, N. Y., as a non-commissioned officer under Washington. There he served during the remainder of the war, commanding the barge that conveyed the " Father of his country " to Elizabethtown Point, and was the last man to receive the general's benediction.

Immediately after returning home he began the study of medicine with Dr. Bezaleel Mann, an eminent physician of his day, and whose daughter, Eunice Mann, he afterwards married. In due time he entered upon his profession, first at Cumberland, R. I. In 1806 he removed with his wife and four sons to Oneida County, N. Y., and located at Whitesboro, at that time a small village three miles west of Utica. He traveled across the country in his own conveyance, then an almost unbroken wilderness of 500 miles with here and there a settlement. Whitestown was at that time the Gem of the West, being composed for the most part of families of rare culture and refinement. There by diligent attention to his profession he acquired a competency. At the same time he took great interest in the establishment of manufactories on a permanent basis, considering it indispensable to the prosperity of the nation. The formation of the first company and the building of the first factory met with much opposition. It was branded as visionary and ruinous, and would have discouraged most men, but he was endowed with remarkable foresight and indomitable energy and perseverance. To these qualities must be ascribed the successful effort of building the first cotton and woolen factories in the State of New York.

In 1823 Dr. Capron removed to Walden, Orange County, N. Y., and built up the cotton and woolen interests in that now flourishing town. He was the originator of the scheme which resulted in the building of the cotton and woolen mills there, and was for some time the superintendent and manager.

Dr. Capron died in Walden, N. Y., on Friday, September 4, 1835, age seventy-four.

The following is from a periodical of that day: "The name of Dr: Seth Capron will be identified with the history of cotton and woolen manufacturers in the State of New York. He was a man of great integrity and moral worth, and uncommon ardor, enterprise, and industry. His open, manly, and conciliating and determined conduct enabled him to triumph over obstacles that would have discouraged most men. Indefatigable in promoting sound morals among his fellow citizens he was a leader in the temperance cause, the first to banish brandy and wine from his sideboard. His mild persuasive manners and the honesty and goodness of his purposes were manifest in all his conduct, and the uniform correctness of his example gave him a wonderful influence over the villagers. Obedience followed his will as if he had been invested with absolute power, and the village of Walden will long mourn for him as for a father."

Dr. Capron's wife was Miss Eunice Mann, a sister of Newton Mann, esq., whose portrait and biographical sketch appear in this volume. Their sons were Newton, John, Dr. Seth, jr., and Gen. Horace Capron. The latter was at one time United States commissioner of agriculture, and was afterwards employed by the Japanese government in the same capacity, where he served for five years. All are dead. One daughter survives, Mrs. Louise Kirwan Capron Thiers, of Milwaukee, Wis., and who is one of the twelve daughters of soldiers of the Revolution who are members of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.5

He is a proven Revoluntionary War Patriot accepted by the Sons of the American Revolution; Ancestor #: Unknown.6 He was a Physician. During his Military Service he: Seth, enlisted as a drummer at the age of seventeen and served to the close of the war. He was placed on the pension roll of Orange Co. N.Y., 1818, for service as sergeant in the Mass. Continental Line, and afterwardswas aide-de-camp to General Washington. 1806 Family moves to Whitesboro New York near Utica. Seth Capron helped erect 1st New York cotton factory [Oneida Manuf. Soc. 1809?]. Involved in a series of mills; New cotton factory built near New Hartford. [New Hartford manuf soc 1811? mechanic's 1812? Utica cottonfactory 1814?] Intrest in Oriskany new Woolen Factory. [Oriskany Manufactorywoolen mill built there in 1811] may have been the first woolen mill in the USA. Compiled by: Kenneth Skrivseth, Laurel Historical Society, Laurel, Maryland.7

Children of Dr. Seth Capron and Eunice Mann

Citations

  1. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, Births p 59.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.
  3. [S982] Family Search, New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988
    Film #: 543518.
  4. [S938] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S35] Various records of the DAR. Specific source in the record for the person.
  6. [S1182] SAR Membership Applications, Application of Charles Capron Marsh.
  7. [S939] Research of others found on the internet. GedCom of Lewis Hoff from Internet 20 Mar 2004.

Charlotte Capron

F, #2411, b. 27 December 1764, d. 30 June 1842
ChartsDescendants of Jonathan Capron
Charlotte (Capron) Tiffany; Hillside Cemetery, Attleboro, Bristol, MA
     Charlotte Capron was born on 27 December 1764 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,2 She and Capt. Joseph Tiffany filed on 23 March 1790 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.2 Charlotte Capron died on 30 June 1842 at age 77 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts. She was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.
     Her married name was Tiffany.

Children of Charlotte Capron and Capt. Joseph Tiffany

Citations

  1. [S62] Vital Records of Attleboro, MA to the end of the year 1949, 56.
  2. [S29] Records of Ms. Heidi W. Addison.