Edward Spalding Jr.1

M, b. 10 May 1601, d. 26 February 1669/70
Father*Edward Spalding Sr.3
Mother*Diana Mowling2
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     He was baptized on 10 May 1601 at Alburgh, Norfolk, England.1 Edward Spalding Jr. married Margaret Elliot on 18 September 1623 at Redenhall, Norfolk, England.1 Edward Spalding Jr. immigrated in 1639 to Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, GMDir states ("proposed connection with Virginia highly unlikely.) The VA connection first appeared in The Spalding Genealogy and has been repeated over the years.4,5,6 He married Rachel unknown circa 1642 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.7,5,1 Edward Spalding Jr. lived on 9 June 1647 at Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts.8 He lived on 22 November 1654 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.8 He left a will on 13 February 1666/67 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, The following is a copy of the will of Edward Spalding.

The 13th day of Feb. 1666.

I Edward Spalden of Chelmsford in the County of Middlesex and New England being of a perfect memory and understanding do declare this my last will & testamt,

Impr, I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God. the creator of heaven & earth and my body to the earth till the day of resurrection.

I give and bequeath my house and the land about it with the appurtenances, the meadow adjoining to it, and the lott of meadow in the river meadow; to Rachell Spalden my beloved wife, to use, improve & enjoy. durelng the terme of her natural! life and after her decease to Andrew Spalding, my youngest sonne: paying to his sister Dynah Spalding, my daughter, the some of tenn pounds, if shee be living: if shee be not living, then I will that Andrew Spalding my sonne, shall payout of the said lands five pounds to Edward Spalding my sonne & five pounds to John Spalding my sonne or to the eldest child of either of them if
themselves be not living.

I give and bequeath to Rachel Spalding my wife, my lott in the generall feild, called the new field, to use and improve dureing the terme of her natura! life and after her decease, I will that John Spalding and Edward Spalden my sonnes, shall have the said lott in the new field to be equally divided between them both I give and bequeath to Rachell Spalding my wife all my moveable goods and Chattels, to use and Improve dureing the terme of her naturall life, and after her decease. to be divided equally amongst my children, only I will that Dynah Spalding my daughter shall have my feather bed, and bolster belongs to it, more than the rest.

I make Rachel! Spalding my wife my sole executor.

I make Thomas Hinksmann & Jacob Parker, overseers, to this my last will & testament.

witness his marke EDWARD SPALDING.

GEORGE BYAM
JACOB PARKER.

At a Coun Court held a tCambr, April 5th 1670, George Byam appearing before the Court, and being sworne do say that Edward Spalding above named dece'd, being of sound judgment and memory signed & published this instrum't, as his last will & testam't and that he knows of no other.

THOMAS DANFORTH, Record.

The Inventory of all the moveables, goods, chattels, & other estates of Edward Spalding late of Chelmsford now dece'd prised upon the 28th of 1 mo. 1670, By Samuel Foster and George Byam of Chelmsford, above said.

Edward's estate totaled 126 English pounds, 19 shillings and 4 pence, which would be worth $25, 388.9 Edward died on 26 February 1669/70 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 68.4,10,11 His estate was probated on 28 March 1670 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.12

Family 1

Margaret Elliot d. 1640
Children

Family 2

Rachel unknown d. 2 Apr 1670
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 173:229.
  2. [S336] "Register", 173:221.
  3. [S336] "Register", 173:230.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 49-59.
  5. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:241.
  6. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 314.
  7. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 57.
  8. [S1313] Mary E. N. Backus, Backus Ancestry, 169.
  9. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 57-58.
  10. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 241.
  11. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 440.
  12. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 58.

Rachel unknown

F, d. 2 April 1670
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Rachel was born at England.1 She married Edward Spalding Jr., son of Edward Spalding Sr. and Diana Mowling, at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, circa 1642.2,3,4 As of circa 1642,her married name was Spalding.2,5,4 Rachel died on 2 April 1670 at Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.1,4

Family

Edward Spalding Jr. b. 10 May 1601, d. 26 Feb 1669/70
Children

Citations

  1. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 49-59.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 57.
  3. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:241.
  4. [S336] "Register", 173:229.
  5. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 241.

Andrew Spaulding1

M, b. 9 November 1653, d. 5 May 1713
Father*Edward Spalding Jr. b. 10 May 1601, d. 26 Feb 1669/70
Mother*Rachel unknown d. 2 Apr 1670
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Andrew was the youngest of Edward's children , and succeeded, by the will of his father, to the paternal estate. He was chosen deacon of the church, and held that office at the time of his death. His son Andrew and his grandson Ephraim also held that office.2 Andrew was born at Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, on 9 November 1653.3 He was baptized on 1 February 1656/57 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4 He married Hannah Jefts, daughter of Henry Jefts and Hannah Births, on 30 April 1674 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.5 Andrew Spaulding left a will on 6 June 1712 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, The following is a copy of his will:

In the name of God Amen I Andrew Spalding, Senr of the town of Chelmsford in the county of Middlesex in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman Being of sound good and perfect memory Praise be given to god for the same yit knowing the uncertainty of this Life on earth and Being Desirous to settle things In order do make and ordaine this to be my Last Will and testament Hereby Revoking all Former Wills by made and signed to be Null and of none effect.

In Primus. My soul I give into the hands of allmlghty god that gave it in sure and Certaine hopes of Eternal Life through our alone Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth from whence it Came to be Decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned and after my funerall Expenses and Debts satisfied. And Paid What worldly goods it hath pleased God to Endow me withall I Do give and Bequeath in manner as followeth:

Item. I Do give and Bequeath unto my Well Beloved Wife Hannah Spaulding my Homestead housing and Land with a fouer Acer Right in the Commons: allso four Lots of Land Lying without the Neck field: with all my moveable estate of all sorts and Kinds whatsoever to be at her own Disposal. As to the housing and Lands it is to be for her to use, occupie and Improve as shee shall so cause Duering the time of her Life and after her Decease I Do give it all to be Equally Devided amongst all my Children Sons and Daughters each one their equall Part: as to my sons they have Received all of them their portions all-Ready by Deeds of gift from me.

Item: I do give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Rachell Butterfield thirteen Acres of upland Lying in the field Commonly Called the New field. Also the sixt part of the Lott Lying at Sunkawasset with the seventh part of a swamp called the Spruce Swamp: to her and her Heirs Execrs Administrators for ever.

Item: I Do give and Bequeath to my Daughter Joanna Spaulding two Cows: and one Feather Bed and furniture thereto Belonging allso a11 the Remaining part of the Land in the neck that is not allready disposed of: also seventeen pounds in money which is to be paid to her at her marriage to her and her heirs Execrs Admin's for ever, Hereby Authorizing and fully Impowering my Beloved Wife Hannah Spaulding to be whole and sole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.

In Witness Whereof I the said Andrew Spaulding Have hereunto set my hand and Seall the Sixt Day of June Annodomini 1712 and in the 11th year of her Majesties Reign over England, Before signing and sealing it is to be understood that my sons have Received their portions allready excepting what may fall to them in the Lands after my Wives Decease, allso I Do give and Bequeath to my two Daughters Rachel Butterfield and Joanna Spaulding the sixt part of a trackt of Land Lying within the Township of Billerica Lying between the Land of Lt Samll Hill and Joseph hill to them and their Heirs.

his
ANDREW X SPAULDING. [SEAL.]
mark

Signed, sealed And Published to be the Last Will and testament of Andrew Spaulding senr In the presence of Us.

JOHN STEVENS.
EBENEZER SPAULDING.
JOHN MERIAlM, Jun.1 Andrew died on 5 May 1713 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 59.1,6 He was buried after 5 May 1713 at Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.7
Andrew Spaulding, Sr.., gravestone, Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.

Family

Hannah Jefts b. 14 Feb 1654/55, d. 21 Jan 1729/30
Children

Citations

  1. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 64-65.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 64.
  3. [S336] "Register", 173:231.
  4. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 141.
  5. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 319.
  6. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 443.
  7. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5004689.

Hannah Jefts

F, b. 14 February 1654/55, d. 21 January 1729/30
Father*Henry Jefts b. c 1606, d. 24 May 1700
Mother*Hannah Births b. s 1628, d. 15 Sep 1662
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Hannah was born at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 14 February 1654/55.1,2 She married Andrew Spaulding, son of Edward Spalding Jr. and Rachel unknown, at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 30 April 1674.3 As of 30 April 1674,her married name was Spalding.3 As of 30 April 1674,her married name was Spaulding.3 Hannah died on 21 January 1729/30 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 74.4,5,2 She was buried after 21 January 1729/30 at Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.6
Hannah [Jefts] Spaulding gravestone, Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.
Photograph by Picasa

Family

Andrew Spaulding b. 9 Nov 1653, d. 5 May 1713
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] Billerica, Mass. Vital Records (published), 111.
  2. [S1135] "Essex Genealogist", 30:78.
  3. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 319.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 64.
  5. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 344.
  6. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5004691.

Andrew Spaulding Jr.1

M, b. 25 March 1678, d. 7 November 1753
Father*Andrew Spaulding b. 9 Nov 1653, d. 5 May 1713
Mother*Hannah Jefts b. 14 Feb 1654/55, d. 21 Jan 1729/30
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Andrew was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 25 March 1678.2,3 He married Abigail Warren, daughter of Jacob Warren and Mary Hildreth, on 5 February 1701 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4,5,6 Andrew Spaulding Jr. left a will on 19 February 1741/42 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, This is a copy of his will:

In the name of God, Amen, the nineteenth day of February Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty-one, two, I, Andrew Spaulding of Chelmsford in the County of Middlesex within his Majs province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman, being in health of body and of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my sole into the hands of God that gave it; and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my executor nothing doubting but at the general resurreetion I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Abigail the whole improvement of all the lands and buildings and stock that I shall dye seized and possessed of during the full term of her natural life, and also the improvement of all my household goods for the term aforesaid.

Item: My will is that what I have given my well beloved son Andrew in lands by deed of gift with that that I shall hereafter bequeath to him in this will shall be his portion in full.

Item: My will is that what I have given to my well beloved son Jacob in lands by deed of gift, with that I shall, hereafter bequeath to him in this will shall be his portion in full.

Item: My will is that what lands I have given to my well beloved son Henry in lands by deed of Gift that I shall hereafter bequeath to him in this Will shall be his portion in full.

Item: My Will is that those Lands which I have given to my well-beloved son Josiah by deed of gift with that I shall bequeath to him here underwritten in this will shall be his portion in full. Item: My Will is that those lands that I have given to my well beloved son Ephraim by Deed of gift with what I shall hereafter bequeath to him in this will shall be his portion in full.

Item: My will is that those lands that I have given to my well beloved son Isaac by Deed of gift with what I shall hereafter bequeath to him in the will shall be his portion in fun. Item: My Will is that those Lands that I have given to my well beloved son James by Deed of gift with what I shall hereafter bequeath to him in this will shall be his Portion in full, Item: My Will is that those Lands that I have given to my well beloved son David by deed of gift with what I shall hereafter bequeath to him in this Will shall be his Portion in full. Item: My Will is that the Fifty pounds that I give to each of my Well beloved Daughters namely Abigail, Joana and Sarah at their Marrige with what I shall hereafter bequeath to them in this Will shall be there portions in full. Item: My Will is that those Lands and buildings as above mentioned given to my sd, wife for her improvement During the Term of her natural Life shall after her Decease be disposed of in Manner following in the first place my above gd son Andrew shall Receive Ten pounds old tenor out of them. Secondly my above sd son Ephriam shall Receive Twenty pounds old tenor, out of them, and then the Remaining part thereof with so much of the stock and implements for husbandry as are left shall be equally divided between everyone of my above named sons.

Item: My Will is that all such of the above mentioned household goods as shall be Remaining after my Sd wifes decease shall be equally Divided between my above said Daughters Abigail and Sarah and my grand Child Mary Harwood, if she be living or her Children if any be.

Item: My Will is that my above sd sons do pay mine and my sd Wife's funeral charges. I Likewise constitute make and ordain my Well beloved son David my sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly Revoke disallow and disanull all and every other and former Testaments Wills Legacies and bequests and Executors be me in any wayes before Named willed and Bequeathed Rattifleng and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament,

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year above written,

Andrew Spaulding, [seal]

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the sd Andrew Spaulding as his last will and testament in the presents of the subscribers.

Benjamin Davis
John Adams
her
Abigail X Adams
mark.7 Andrew died on 7 November 1753 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 75.7,8 He was buried after 7 November 1753 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.9
Andrew Spaulding, Jr., gravestone, Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA. Inscription reads, "Here Lies Buried The Body of
Decn Andrew W SPaulding Who DeParted This
Life Nouem ye 7 1753 In ye 75th year of his Age".

Family

Abigail Warren b. 23 Jan 1682, d. 12 May 1768
Children

Citations

  1. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 64-65.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 65; Chelmsford VR, pg. 144.
  3. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 144.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 72; CHELMSFORD VR 322 (Abbigall Waring).
  5. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:249.
  6. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 322.
  7. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 72.
  8. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 443.
  9. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5004687.
  10. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 142.

Abigail Warren

F, b. 23 January 1682, d. 12 May 1768
Father*Jacob Warren b. 26 Oct 1642, d. 1722
Mother*Mary Hildreth b. c 1650, d. 17 Dec 1730
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Abigail was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 23 January 1682.1,2 She married Andrew Spaulding Jr., son of Andrew Spaulding and Hannah Jefts, at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 5 February 1701. Bride's surname given as "Waring.".3,4,5 As of 5 February 1701,her married name was Spalding.3,4,6 As of 5 February 1701,her married name was Spaulding.3,4,5 Abigail died on 12 May 1768 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 86.7,4,8 She was buried after 12 May 1768 at Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.9
Abigail [Warren] Spaulding gravestone, Forefathers Burial Ground, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.

Family

Andrew Spaulding Jr. b. 25 Mar 1678, d. 7 Nov 1753
Children

Citations

  1. [S1102] Warren Woden Foster, Warren Genealogy, 19.
  2. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com,
    Source Information

    Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). Accessed 11 July 2018.
  3. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 72; CHELMSFORD VR 322 (Abbigall Waring).
  4. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:249.
  5. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 322.
  6. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 322. Surname of bride given as "Waring."
  7. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 72.
  8. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 443.
  9. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5004688.

Josiah Spalding

M, b. 3 January 1706, d. 4 January 1780
Father*Andrew Spaulding Jr.1 b. 25 Mar 1678, d. 7 Nov 1753
Mother*Abigail Warren b. 23 Jan 1682, d. 12 May 1768
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Josiah was a Westford member of Captain Robert Richardson's "Snowshoe" expedition in 1724, which had been assembled for Lovell's War.2 Josiah was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 3 January 1706.3,1 He married Mary Fletcher, daughter of Paul Fletcher and Deliverance Stevens, on 2 July 1733 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2,4,5 Josiah Spalding was church membership on 15 March 1736 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 Josiah died on 4 January 1780 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 74.4,6 He was buried after 4 January 1780 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.7
Josiah Spaulding gravestone, Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex County, MA. Inscription reads, In Memory of Mr Josiah Spaulding, who departed this
Life Janr 4th 1780 Aged 74 years.
Photograph by All Rights Reserved - 2012 - Patrick A. Timlin

Family

Mary Fletcher b. 4 Apr 1706
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 142.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 93.
  3. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 72.
  4. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 249.
  5. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 238.
  6. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 314.
  7. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 37287776.
  8. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 109.

Mary Fletcher

F, b. 4 April 1706
Father*Paul Fletcher b. 23 Oct 1679, d. 8 Jan 1735/36
Mother*Deliverance Stevens b. c 1684, d. 24 Jan 1761
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Mary was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 4 April 1706.1 She married Josiah Spalding, son of Andrew Spaulding Jr. and Abigail Warren, at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 2 July 1733.2,3,4 As of 2 July 1733,her married name was Spalding.2,3,4

Family

Josiah Spalding b. 3 Jan 1706, d. 4 Jan 1780
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 65.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 93.
  3. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 249.
  4. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 238.

William Spaulding

M, b. 11 September 1737, d. 28 June 1805
Father*Josiah Spalding1 b. 3 Jan 1706, d. 4 Jan 1780
Mother*Mary Fletcher b. 4 Apr 1706
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     William lived in Westford, Massachusetts on a farm located at the foot of Nubanussuck Pond. He served in the Revolutionary War as a Corporal in Captain Asa Lawrence's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, from September 26 to November 9, 1777. His regiment was under the command of General Gates, and he no doubt served at the Battle of Saratoga in September and October 1777. He appears to have also served in other regiments.

After the War, William moved with his family from Westford, Massachusetts to Cavendish, Vermont, in the winter of 1782-83. His wife's Uncle Thomas Dutton (Thomas 3, Thomas 2, Thomas1) was one of the original proprietors of Cavendish, so that may have influenced the couple's choice of where to settle. In addition, many of his neighbors and friends from Westford had already migrated to Cavendish.

William purchased his first piece of land in Cavendish from land agent Captain John Coffen, "for the sum of 90 pounds lawful silver money in hand paid." on 3 Sep., 1782. the deed reads in part ". . .a certain tract of land beginning at a crooked beech tree, being the northwest corner of a lot standing on the east line of the Widow Proctor's land and running thence south twelve degrees west to the south line of Esquire Sparhawk's line to a large rock maple tree; and thence east sixteen degrees south to a stake and stones on said line, and thence north twelve degrees east to the south line of the Holley Lot; and thence west sixteen degrees north to the first mentioned corner--the said lot is to contain one hundred acres of land, it being part of the Sparhawk right in said town as original grantee." The deed was signed by Captain Coffeen at Cavendish and acknowledged by John Russell, Justice of the Peace and Eli Gilbert.

On 15 Sep., 1794, William purchased an additional 150 acres of land for 90 pounds. That land was part of Right #14 owned by Cavendish Proprietor Jonathan Leavitt who, at the time of the sale was living in Heath, Massachusetts. Because of the uncertainties of boundaries and the existence of land disputes in the town, Mr. Leavitt made the not inconsiderable journey to Cavendish to collect his money in person.

William Spaulding lived twenty-three years in Cavendish, becoming a prominent citizen. On 14 Oct., 1796, for 50 pounds, he sold to his son Zedekiah, an 83-acre parcel of land on the south side of his home farm. He divided up his remaining land and gave it to his other sons before he died.

Much of the preceding comes from Families of
Cavendish, Volume Two, the Spaulding Family, by Linda M. Welch, published by
the Cavendish Vermont Historical Society. Used here by permission of the author.2 William was born at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 11 September 1737.3,1 He married Esther Dutton, daughter of Joseph Dutton and Rebecca Adams, on 28 November 1759 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4,5 William Spaulding was Military Service He was a corporal in Capt. Asa Lawrence's Co., Col. Jonathan Reed's Regt. under General Gates. on 26 September 1777 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.6
He left a will on 5 April 1803 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, William made his will on 5 Apr., 1803, and in it he left very clear instructions as to how his remaining property would be divided, including what his Widow Esther should receive. "I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Esther Spaulding, the free use & improvement of one-third part of my real estate, and one-third part of the barn and one-half of my dwelling house, cellar and well, and the whole of my household furniture during her natural life, which furniture shall be equally divided between my son Zaccheus Spaulding and my two daughters Mary Hardy & Betty Mason, at my wife's decease; Also I give my wife aforesaid the free use of one-third part of my personal estate, except the money that is due to me on note at my decease." William's total estate was valued at $4,604.79, a rather large sum for those days, an indicative of his relatively wealthy standing in the community.

One interesting note about William's will is what was known as the "Widow's Dower." In those days a widow, or any woman for that matter, was not allowed to inherit or own real estate in her own right. Instead she was give the use of part of the property during her "natural life." In addition, she wasn't allowed to decide by "Will" for herself who would get the property after her death. Such subsequent passing down was generally specified in her husband's will.

In the case of William's estate, the commissioners met at Stiles Tavern in Cavendish and totaled up the assets of the estate and decided on the provision of Esther's Dower. They set off for her use "the north corner in whole under the house; the southwest room on the lower floor and the chamber over the same; and the right to use & occupy the right one-half of the kitchen & well room with all the privileges thereto belonging, with one-half of the buttery and bedroom and end of said kitchen." Esther was also given "the east end of the barn until it comes to the floor, together with the right one-half of the floorway for necessary uses." She was also granted "the right to occupy and improve the cider mill for the making of her own apples which her thirds produces into cider, and no more." The specifics of what Esther was to have and not have continues for nearly four more paragraphs, specifying in minute detail each item of real estate, livestock ("including one third part of the red mare", and fruit trees. One has to wonder what would happen if someone else wanted their thirds of the red mare at the same time. It seems to this writer that this sort of minute division of property would inevitably lead to disputes between family members.

From Families of
Cavendish, Volume Two, the Spaulding Family, by Linda M. Welch, published by
the Cavendish Vermont Historical Society. Used here by permission of the author.7 William died on 28 June 1805 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, at age 67.8,9,2,10 He was buried after 28 June 1805, in the Old Revolutionary Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont.11
William Spaulding gravestone, Old Revolutionary Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor County, VT.
His estate was probated on 8 August 1805 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont.12

Family

Esther Dutton b. 22 Sep 1738, d. 13 Jan 1813
Children

Citations

  1. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 109.
  2. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:278.
  3. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 93.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 160.
  5. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 241.
  6. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 1033.
  7. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:279-281.
  8. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 160; CR.
  9. [S108] William Spaulding Gravestone inscription, Old Revolutionary Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont.
  10. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V89S-3XS : 6 December 2014), William Spaulding, 28 Jun 1805, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,694. Accessed Sep 2017.
  11. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 107549324.
  12. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:279.
  13. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 107.
  14. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 108.
  15. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 106.

Esther Dutton

F, b. 22 September 1738, d. 13 January 1813
Father*Joseph Dutton b. 12 Dec 1711, d. 1 May 1775
Mother*Rebecca Adams b. 28 Nov 1709, d. a 11 May 1780
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Esther was born at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 22 September 1738.1,2 She married William Spaulding, son of Josiah Spalding and Mary Fletcher, at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 28 November 1759.1,3 As of 28 November 1759,her married name was Spaulding.1 As of 3 April 1806,her married name was Pollard.4 She married Joseph Pollard at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, on 3 April 1806.4 Esther died on 13 January 1813 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, at age 74. She was buried next to William Spaulding, not Joseph Pollard; as observed by John R. Wood in August 1992..5,4 She was buried after 13 January 1813, in the Old Revolutionary Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont. Gravestone viewed and photographed by John R. Wood, July 1991.6

Family 1

William Spaulding b. 11 Sep 1737, d. 28 Jun 1805
Children

Family 2

Joseph Pollard

Citations

  1. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 160.
  2. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 30.
  3. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 241.
  4. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:278.
  5. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 160: GS says 6 Jan, 1813 in 75th Year.
  6. [S441] Esther (Dutton) Spaulding Pollard Gravestone, John Roger Wood, Roswell, Fulton, Georgia.
  7. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 107.
  8. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 108.
  9. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 106.

Zedekiah Spaulding

M, b. 21 February 1775, d. 25 March 1847
Father*William Spaulding1 b. 11 Sep 1737, d. 28 Jun 1805
Mother*Esther Dutton1 b. 22 Sep 1738, d. 13 Jan 1813
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     He was also known as "Frederick" and it was said that he hated the name Zedekiah. He and his wife Grace lived in the so called Sanders Farm in District #5. When he bought the farm there was solid frame house with two small barns and one large barn. He tore down the back part of the house and had built around the main building walls of inlayed stone and schist layers. Zedekiah and Grace raised their family of four children on this farm. He sold the farm in 1823 to Ebenezer Brown, who sold it to Willard Putnam. In 1850 Willard deeded the property to his brother Ezra, and in 1851 Ezra sold it to Nelson Lorenzo Saunders. Today (1995) the house is still in use, belonging to Edward and Mildred Fitzgibbons--Mildred being the descendant of Nelson Saunders.

From Families of
Cavendish, Volume Two, the Spaulding Family, by Linda M. Welch, published by
the Cavendish Vermont Historical Society. Used here by permission of the author.2 Zedekiah was born at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 21 February 1775.3,1 He married Grace Wood, daughter of Aaron Wood and Rebecca Wheeler, on 11 August 1796 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont.4,2,5 Zedekiah Spaulding left a will on 30 December 1841 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, I, ZEDEKIAH SPAULDING of Cavendish, in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont, being in an infirm state of health, and sensible too of my liableness to sudden death, at the same time, being in my own apprehension of sound mind, do judge it best to make and accordingly do hereby make this my last will and testament.

It is my will, that all my just debts be paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named and appointed out of my estate, as soon as may be after my decease, my funeral charge being provided for at the expense of my son, Aaron W. Spaulding.

I give, devise, and dispose of all my estate, real and personal in the following manner, save what shall be necessary for the payment of my just debts.

I give to my son Aaron Wheeler Spaulding, five dollars; I give to my son, Salmon Spaulding, five dollars;
I give to my son Allen Spaulding, five dollars;

I give to my granddaughter, Dolly Ives, who is the only child of my daughter Sally Ives, Deceased, five dollars;

All of which sums are to be paid within three months after my decease.

I give to my beloved wife, Grace Spaulding, all the residue and remainder of my estate to be at her disposal, but if any, or all of her said portion remain at her decease, without being by her disposed of, then it is my will that the same be disposed of in the following manner, namely:

To my three sons, Aaron W. Spaulding, Salmon Spaulding and Allen Spaulding, in equal shares and so their respective heirs. But if my beloved wife Grace Spaulding shall not survive me, then in that case, it is my will that all my estate both real and personal after paying the above named sum of five dollars to my son Aaron W. Spaulding and the above named sum of five dollars to Salmon Spaulding and the above named sum of five dollars to Allen Spaulding, and the above named sum of five dollars to Dolly Ives, and all my just debts are paid, shall be divided between my three sons, Aaron W. Spaulding, Salmon Spaulding, and Allen Spaulding, in equal shares, and so to their respective heirs.

And I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Aaron Wheeler Spaulding and my son Allen Spaulding jointly and severally to be executors of this my last will and testament and so as in case of the death of one or either of them, the survivor of them shall then be sole Executor of this my said Will;

And I give such survivor all the powers and directions I have given my said Executors. I also give to each of them all and every trust I have given to them jointly, provided and so far as the one who shall act have the consent of the other Executor, and it is my will that neither of my Executors shall be answerable for any of my estate received or to be received by the other Executor.

In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, and publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, this thirtieth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty one. Zedekiah Spaulding. Witnesses: Candace Buck, Jubal B. Buck, Benoni Buck.

From Families of
Cavendish, Volume Two, the Spaulding Family, by Linda M. Welch, published by
the Cavendish Vermont Historical Society. Used here by permission of the author.6 His estate was probated on 13 March 1847 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont. When Zedekiah's will was proved, the commissioners found that Zedekiah owned one third of a pew in the Cavendish Universalist Meeting House worth $8. That was the only real estate he owned, no doubt having given, or otherwise disposed of any real estate beforehand.

The cash residue of the estate, after all bills were paid, amounted to $544, which was paid to his widow Grace on 25 Jan 1848.

From Families of
Cavendish, Volume Two, the Spaulding Family, by Linda M. Welch, published by
the Cavendish Vermont Historical Society. Used here by permission of the author.7 Zedekiah died on 25 March 1847 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, at age 72. He was buried in the Twenty-Mile-Stream Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont..4,8,9 He was buried after 25 March 1847, in the Twenty-Mile-Stream Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont. Gravestone viewed and photographed by John R. Wood, July 1991.9
Zedekiah Spaulding gravestone, Twenty-Mile-Stream Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor County, VT.

Family

Grace Wood b. 25 Mar 1772, d. 19 Dec 1840
Children

Citations

  1. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 108.
  2. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:306.
  3. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 161.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 282.
  5. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V89S-3NJ : 6 December 2014), Zedekiah Spaulding and Grace Wood, 11 Aug 1796, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,694. 4 Sep 2017.
  6. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:306-307.
  7. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:307-308.
  8. [S96] Main Street, Cavendish, Vermont, Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont, Vital Records.
  9. [S109] Zedekiah Spaulding Gravestone Inscription, Twenty Mile Stream Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont.

Grace Wood

F, b. 25 March 1772, d. 19 December 1840
Father*Aaron Wood b. 3 Sep 1739, d. 2 Jun 1794
Mother*Rebecca Wheeler b. 23 Jan 1742, d. 31 Aug 1802
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantN
     Grace was born at Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 25 March 1772.1 She married Zedekiah Spaulding, son of William Spaulding and Esther Dutton, at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, on 11 August 1796.2,3,4 As of 11 August 1796,her married name was Spaulding.2 Grace died on 19 December 1840 at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, at age 68.5 She was buried after 19 December 1840 at Twenty-Mile-Stream Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont. Gravestone viewed and photographed by John R. Wood, July 1991..5

Family

Zedekiah Spaulding b. 21 Feb 1775, d. 25 Mar 1847
Children

Citations

  1. [S87] Pepperell, Mass. Vital Records (published), 121.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 282.
  3. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:306.
  4. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V89S-3NJ : 6 December 2014), Zedekiah Spaulding and Grace Wood, 11 Aug 1796, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,694. 4 Sep 2017.
  5. [S91] Grace (Wood) Spaulding Gravestone Inscription, John Roger Wood, Roswell, Fulton, Georgia.

Salmon B. Spaulding1,2

M, b. 10 May 1801, d. 24 January 1858
Father*Zedekiah Spaulding b. 21 Feb 1775, d. 25 Mar 1847
Mother*Grace Wood b. 25 Mar 1772, d. 19 Dec 1840
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     His first name is a variation of the name Solomon, which was much in vogue during the late 18th and early 19th century. He was no doubt named after his great uncle Salmon Dutton, his grandmother Esther's brother.

His middle initial is somewhat suspect because middle names were not common until after about 1812, although some people added them when they were adults.

The initial B. appears first in the Millers Corners Cemetery records for his death in 1858. What the B stood for, I have no clue.

Salmon moved with his family from Cavendish to Hubbardton sometime between the birth of his son James Denison in March 1831 and the birth of his daughter Augusta Louisa in June 1843. He is listed as a resident of Cavendish in the 1830 census and a resident of Hubbardton in the 1840 and 1850 census. He then removed to West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York (probably with his son James Denison and his son's new wife after James' marriage in 1854.) He died four years later at the age of 56.3

Salmon was born at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, on 10 May 1801.1,4 He married Louisa Augusta Smith, daughter of Arimathea (Arima) Smith and Eunice Denison, on 14 February 1826 at Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont.1,4 Salmon B. Spaulding lived on 27 August 1850 at Hubbarton, Rutland, Vermont. The enumerator listed the following in the household: Salmon Spalding, age 49; Louisa A., age 49; James D., age 19 and Augusta Louisa, age 7, Seneca Smith was apparently not living with his parents at the time, however, there was a Seneca Spaulding listed in the 1850 Census for Rush, Monroe County, New York, page 316, which is just a little west of West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York.

Perhaps Seneca was the stimulus that convinced the whole family to move to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.5,6 He lived after 5 September 1854 at West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. West Bloomfield is a township northwest of Canandaigua Lake in New York's Finger Lakes region. Why Salmon and James moved there from Hubbardton, Vermont, in the 1850s is a mystery.

Various sources place Salmon in Broomfield, New York, or in Taylorville, New York. This writer was unable to find any such places until he corresponded with Kurt Kleindienst in 1994. Kurt, at that time was the Town Historian of West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York.

On July 24, 1994, Kleindienst wrote to this writer and stated the following: "First of all, here's the story on Taylorsville and in it you will see that our Postal Department was endowed with their own infinite wisdom as far back as 1849. From the History of Ontario County, compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich, first published in 1883:

"Miller's Corners, and know for many years, but recently designated as 'Miller Corners,' was named in honor and memory of Samuel Miller, whose first improvement was made in 1789, and whose residence here began in 1790. Pioneer Miller was a blacksmith and established a primitive shop in the town soon after coming here. Thus he founded a settlement, though having no such intention at the time. However, it was not until the completion of the railroad (1853) that this hamlet acquired any prominence, although a post office was established here in 1849, and to it was given the name 'Taylorville,' in allusion to the surname of the then president Gen. Zach. Taylor. The of Miller's Corners was adopted in 1869."

"From Township of West Bloomfield; A Brief History to 1976; Richard S. Gardner, pub. 1976:

". . .The village was still called Miller's Corners though, and in 1869 the post office took that name. This proved unworkable as there was also a Miller's Mills Corners which kept getting all the mail. So, in 1890, the name 'Ionia' was adopted -- suggested by a Mr. White, a local resident whose hometown was Ionia, Michigan."

"So you see, Taylorville only existed as a figment of the Postmaster General's imagination."4,2 Salmon died on 24 January 1858 at West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, at age 56.7,4 He was buried after 24 January 1858, in the Millers Corners Cemetery, West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.2,8
Salmon Spaulding gravestone, Millers Corners Cemetery, West Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY.

Family

Louisa Augusta Smith b. 9 Sep 1805, d. 6 Feb 1881
Children

Citations

  1. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 492.
  2. [S95] Kleindienst, Letter.
  3. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  4. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:308.
  5. [S597] 27 Aug 1850 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, Page 349.
  6. [S1227] 21 Aug 1850 US Census, New York, Page 316.
  7. [S95] Kleindienst, Letter , From the cemetery records of Ionia Cemetery.
  8. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 44343395.

Louisa Augusta Smith

F, b. 9 September 1805, d. 6 February 1881
Father*Arimathea (Arima) Smith1 b. 10 Aug 1767, d. 8 Aug 1836
Mother*Eunice Denison b. 16 Jan 1764, d. 3 Aug 1851
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
She was descended from
Charlemagne and King
Alfred the Great of
England.
From Unmasking the Past, Millers Corners, Ionia, 1789-1989; six authors; Heart of the Lakes Publishing, Interlaken, NY, 1989.

"From the letters of Oscar Bailey."

". . .On April 1, 1867, my grandfather, Horace Bailey sold his Mendon Ponds Farm at Mendon Center, Monroe County, New York, consisting of 289 A [acres] with 5 ponds which is now Mendon Memorial Park. On the same date he purchased 65 A from Louisa A. Spaulding."2
She was descended from
Mayflower passengers
John Howland, and John
Tilley.
Louisa was born at Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, on 9 September 1805.3 She married Salmon B. Spaulding, son of Zedekiah Spaulding and Grace Wood, at Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, on 14 February 1826.4,5 As of 14 February 1826,her married name was Spaulding.4,5 She resided at West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, in 1860.6 Louisa died on 6 February 1881 at Union City, Erie, Pennsylvania, at age 75. The Spalding Memorial and Cavendish Families say that she died 16 Feb 1879 in Union City, Pennsylvania. The Kleindienst Letter, however, cites the Ionia cemetery records from West Bloomfield, New York, which state that she died 06 Feb 1881 at the age of 75. The records do not state that she was buried on that date.

Linda M. Welch, author of Cavendish Families sent this compiler an e-mail on 11 May, 2009, and in it she cites the 1880 Census for Erie County, Pennsylvania. The census entry for the William Babcock family lists and "Eliza" Spaulding aged 74 living in the household. Clearly "Eliza" is Louisa and she was living in 1881.

The Spalding Memorial and Cavendish Families are incorrect and she did not die on 16 Feb 1879. She died two years later

I think that she died in Pennsylvania in 1881 and was buried in West Bloomfield at a later date, probably next to her husband..4,2,5,7 She was buried after 6 February 1881 at Millers Corners Cemetery, West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.2,8
Louisa Augusta (Smith) Spaulding gravestone, Millers Corners Cemetery, West Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY.

Family

Salmon B. Spaulding b. 10 May 1801, d. 24 Jan 1858
Children

Citations

  1. [S120] Clarendon, Vermont, Vital Records , Book2, pg. 274.
  2. [S95] Kleindienst, Letter.
  3. [S120] Clarendon, Vermont, Vital Records , Book 2, pg. 274.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 492.
  5. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:308.
  6. [S121] West Bloomfield, NY, Census 1860 , Ontario County, Pg. 857.
  7. [S599] Linda M. Welch, "Linda Welch e-mail," e-mail to John R. Wood, 11 May 2009.
  8. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 44343309.

James Denison Spaulding

M, b. 30 March 1831, d. 29 January 1919
James Denison Spaulding
Father*Salmon B. Spaulding b. 10 May 1801, d. 24 Jan 1858
Mother*Louisa Augusta Smith b. 9 Sep 1805, d. 6 Feb 1881
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
He was descended from
Mayflower passengers
John Howland, and John
Tilley.
He was descended from
Charlemagne and King
Alfred the Great of
England.
James, or "J.D." as most people called him, moved to New York State between 5 Sep 1854, when he was married to Louisa and Jun 1855 when the NY census was enumerated.

At the time of their marriage Louisa was living with her family in Sudbury, Vermont, which borders on Hubbardton. He remained in New York state until he moved to Sudbury some time between 1864 (when his account book entries for NY end) and 1871 (when account book entries for Sudbury begin.)

What prompted him to return to Vermont is a mystery, but return he did and, after his return he became a very prosperous farmer in Sudbury.1

James was born at Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, on 30 March 1831.2,3,4,5,6 He married Louisa Caroline Bucklin, daughter of Nathaniel Fuller Bucklin and Laura Bourn, on 5 September 1854 at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont.7 James Denison Spaulding lived in June 1855 at West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York. The census lists him, age 24; his wife Louisa Caroline, age 23, Father Salmon, age 53, Mother Louisa Augusta, age 50; Brother Seneca S., age 27; Sister Augusta L. , age 12.8 He lived in 1860 at West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.9 He lived on 20 June 1870 at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont.10 James died on 29 January 1919 at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, at age 87.11 He was buried after 29 January 1919, in the Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont.12
James Denison and Louisa Caroline (Bucklin) Spaulding gravestone, Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, VT.

Family

Louisa Caroline Bucklin b. 12 Nov 1831, d. 19 Sep 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 736.
  3. [S96] Main Street, Cavendish, Vermont, Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont, Vital Records.
  4. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:308.
  5. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

    Original data: State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records through 1870. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

    State of Vermont. Vermont Vital Records, 1871–1908. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Accessed 4 Sep 2017.
  6. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V89S-CZN : 5 November 2017), James Dennison Spaulding, 30 Mar 1831, Birth; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,694. Accessed 6 January 2019.
  7. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 737.
  8. [S827] 1855 State Census of New York, New York, Head of Household, He is listed as Head of Household.
  9. [S812] 16 Jul 1860 US Census, New York, "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC7J-R5B : accessed 30 Aug 2014), J D Spalding, West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; p. 33, household ID 259, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803832.
  10. [S913] 1870 US Census, New York State, "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6R8-94F : accessed 30 Aug 2014), James Spalding, Vermont, United States; citing p. 8, family 70, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000553124.
  11. [S52] James D. Spaulding., Death Record , Number 2, Page 118.
  12. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 97759152.

Louisa Caroline Bucklin

F, b. 12 November 1831, d. 19 September 1906
Louisa Caroline Bucklin
Father*Nathaniel Fuller Bucklin b. 29 Dec 1809, d. 3 Feb 1868
Mother*Laura Bourn b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 6 May 1891
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
She was descended from
William the Conqueror,
Charlemagne and other
royal houses of Europe
and Asia.
Louisa was born at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, on 12 November 1831.1 She married James Denison Spaulding, son of Salmon B. Spaulding and Louisa Augusta Smith, at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, on 5 September 1854.2 As of 5 September 1854,her married name was Spaulding.2 Louisa died on 19 September 1906 at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, at age 74. Acute gastritis.3 She was buried after 19 September 1906, in the Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont. Gravestone viewed and photographed by John R. Wood, July 1991.4

Family

James Denison Spaulding b. 30 Mar 1831, d. 29 Jan 1919
Children

Citations

  1. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 736.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 737.
  3. [S54] Louisa Bucklin Death Record: Number 47, Page 30.
  4. [S55] Louisa Caroline Bucklin Gravestone inscription, Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont.

Seneca Bucklin Spaulding

M, b. 5 June 1859, d. 6 May 1934
Seneca Bucklin Spaulding
Father*James Denison Spaulding b. 30 Mar 1831, d. 29 Jan 1919
Mother*Louisa Caroline Bucklin b. 12 Nov 1831, d. 19 Sep 1906
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
He was descended from
William the Conqueror,
Charlemagne and other
Royal Houses of Europe
and Asia.
He was descended from
Mayflower passengers
John Howland, and John
Tilley.
Seneca came to Sudbury with his parents between 1864 and 1871. He became a prosperous farmer there, although, according to his granddaughter Margaret, he suffered from too much strong drink during his later years and the farm was run by his son John. Margaret tells that, as a child, she and her sisters were told to be quiet because grandpa Seneca had a headache and was sleeping. Clearly, he was sleeping off a night of drinking in Brandon.

Son John always understood that the farm would be his one day, but, Seneca sold it in 1924 and the money from its sale was invested by Seneca's son-in-law "Al" Matot.

In any event, John's family subsequently moved to Poultney. When Seneca died, his son John didn't receive a penny from the sale of the farm, most of it having been invested in Seneca's son-in-law Al Matot's various businesses. When those businesses went broke during the Great Depression, Seneca lost it all, and John was left without his inheritance.1 Seneca was born at West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, on 5 June 1859.2,3,4 He married Elizabeth C.(Carr?) Mound, daughter of Jacob Mound and Eliza Carr, on 3 March 1881 at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont.5,6 Seneca Bucklin Spaulding lived in 1927 at York Street, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont. He and his wife clearly had also moved to Poultney after the sale of the Sudbury Farm.7 Seneca died on 6 May 1934 at Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, at age 74.8,4 He was buried on 9 May 1934, in the Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont. Gravestone viewed and photographed by John R. Wood, July 1991.9,10
Seneca Bucklin Spaulding gravestone, Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland County, VT.

Family

Elizabeth C.(Carr?) Mound b. 17 Jan 1859, d. 24 Sep 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S485] Personal knowledge of John Wood.
  2. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 737.
  3. [S94] Linda Margaret Farr Welch Cavendish Families, 2:308.
  4. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2V7Z-89J : 6 December 2014), Seneca B Spaulding, 06 May 1934, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 2,051,695. 4 Sep 2017.
  5. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 873.
  6. [S152] Natalie DuBois Letter.
  7. [S1175] Granville Directory, 199: Poultney Directory.
  8. [S48] Seneca Spaulding Death Record: Number 11, Page 12.
  9. [S49] Seneca Spaulding, Gravestone.
  10. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 97759369.

Elizabeth C.(Carr?) Mound1

F, b. 17 January 1859, d. 24 September 1937
Lizzie Mound
Father*Jacob Mound b. 20 May 1817, d. 10 Feb 1899
Mother*Eliza Carr b. 1 May 1826, d. 7 Jan 1904
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Elizabeth was born at Whiting, Addison, Vermont, on 17 January 1859. Her birthplace is given either as Whiting, VT or Orwell, VT, but neither town has a record of her birth..2,3 She married Seneca Bucklin Spaulding, son of James Denison Spaulding and Louisa Caroline Bucklin, at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, on 3 March 1881.4,5 As of 3 March 1881,her married name was Spaulding.4,5 Elizabeth died on 24 September 1937 at Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, at age 78.3 She was buried on 26 September 1937, in the Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont.6,7
Elizabeth [Mound] Spaulding gravestone, Sudbury Hill Cemetery, Sudbury, Rutland County, VT.

Family

Seneca Bucklin Spaulding b. 5 Jun 1859, d. 6 May 1934
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] Lizzie Mound, Gravestone , Her stones says that her given name was Elizabeth.
  2. [S151] Matot Family Record.
  3. [S154] Lizzie Mound, Death Certificate.
  4. [S34] Charles Warren Spalding, Spalding Memorial, 873.
  5. [S152] Natalie DuBois Letter.
  6. [S153] Lizzie Mound, Gravestone.
  7. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 103353461.

Henry Jefts

M, b. circa 1606, d. 24 May 1700
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     Henry was born at probably, England, circa 1606.1 He immigrated in 1640 to Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 He married Anna Stowers on 13 September 1647 at Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.3 He married Hannah Births at Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 21 May 1649.3 Henry Jefts married Mary unknown on 3 October 1666 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4 Henry Jefts married Mary unknown on 5 May 1681 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4 Henry died on 24 May 1700 at perhaps, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He was about 94..1

Family 1

Anna Stowers d. b 21 May 1649

Family 2

Hannah Births b. s 1628, d. 15 Sep 1662
Children

Family 3

Mary unknown d. 1 Apr 1679

Family 4

Mary unknown

Citations

  1. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 371.
  2. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 183.
  3. [S337] Woburn, Mass. Vital Records (published), 3:140.
  4. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 276.
  5. [S337] Woburn, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:128.
  6. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 111.

Hannah Births1,2

F, b. say 1628, d. 15 September 1662
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Hannah was born at probably, England, say 1628.1 She married Henry Jefts at Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 21 May 1649.1 As of 21 May 1649,her married name was Jefts.1 Hannah died on 15 September 1662 at Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.3

Family

Henry Jefts b. c 1606, d. 24 May 1700
Children

Citations

  1. [S337] Woburn, Mass. Vital Records (published), 3:140.
  2. [S1135] "Essex Genealogist", 30:76.
  3. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 371.
  4. [S337] Woburn, Mass. Vital Records (published), 1:128.
  5. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 111.

Robert Fletcher

M, b. circa 1592, d. 3 April 1677
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart (#1)
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart (#2)
ImmigrantY
     He married (?) unknown at England.1 Robert was born at England circa 1592.1 He immigrated in 1637 to Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 Robert died on 3 April 1677 at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1,3

Family

(?) unknown
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 2:173.
  2. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 117.
  3. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 1:19.
  4. [S146] Edward H. Fletcher, Fletcher Genealogy, 10.
  5. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 11.
  6. [S146] Edward H. Fletcher, Fletcher Genealogy, 12.

(?) unknown

F
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart (#1)
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart (#2)
     She married Robert Fletcher at England.1 (?) died at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Her married name was (?) Fletcher.2 (?) was born at England.

Family

Robert Fletcher b. c 1592, d. 3 Apr 1677
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 2:173.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:173.
  3. [S146] Edward H. Fletcher, Fletcher Genealogy, 10.
  4. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 11.
  5. [S146] Edward H. Fletcher, Fletcher Genealogy, 12.

William Fletcher

M, b. 1622, d. 6 November 1677
Father*Robert Fletcher b. c 1592, d. 3 Apr 1677
Mother*(?) unknown
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantN
     William was born at England in 1622.1,2 He married Rachel unknown at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, before 10 March 1645.1 He married Lydia unknown at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 7 November 1645.1 William died on 6 November 1677 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1

Family 1

Rachel unknown
Child

Family 2

Lydia unknown d. 12 Oct 1704
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] Raymond Taylor, Taylor Genealogy.
  2. [S146] Edward H. Fletcher, Fletcher Genealogy, 11.

Lydia unknown

F, d. 12 October 1704
ImmigrantN
     Lydia was born at England. She married Edward Bates. She married William Fletcher, son of Robert Fletcher and (?) unknown, at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 7 November 1645.1 Lydia died on 12 October 1704 at perhaps, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Family 1

Edward Bates

Family 2

William Fletcher b. 1622, d. 6 Nov 1677
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] Raymond Taylor, Taylor Genealogy.

Paul Fletcher

M, b. 23 October 1679, d. 8 January 1735/36
Father*Joshua Fletcher b. 10 Mar 1645, d. 21 Nov 1713
Mother*Grisell Jewell b. 19 Mar 1651/52, d. 17 Mar 1682
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantN
     That this Paul is the one who married Deliverence Stevens on 12 April 1705 is borne out by the births of their children listed in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Vital Records. Mary, daughter of Paul, page 65, and Timothy, son of Paul and Deliverence, page 67.

Given all of this evidence, I am happy with the fact that Paul, husband of Deliverence Stevens, was the son of Joshua, not William. Paul was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 23 October 1679.1,2,3 He married Deliverance Stevens, daughter of John Stevens and Elizabeth Hildreth, at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 12 April 1705.4 Paul died on 8 January 1735/36 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 56.3

Family

Deliverance Stevens b. c 1684, d. 24 Jan 1761
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] IGI, LDS , Film #1760767.
  2. [S84] Raymond Taylor, Taylor Genealogy.
  3. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 279.
  4. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 231.

Deliverance Stevens

F, b. circa 1684, d. 24 January 1761
Father*John Stevens b. 10 Sep 1637, d. 6 Apr 1691
Mother*Elizabeth Hildreth b. 21 Sep 1646, d. 19 Jan 1718
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Deliverance was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, circa 1684.1 She married Paul Fletcher, son of Joshua Fletcher and Grisell Jewell, at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 12 April 1705.1 As of 12 April 1705,her married name was Fletcher.1 Deliverance died on 24 January 1761 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2

Family

Paul Fletcher b. 23 Oct 1679, d. 8 Jan 1735/36
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 231.
  2. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 277.

Thomas Dutton

M, b. 14 September 1648, d. after November 1721
Father*Thomas Dutton b. c 1621, d. 22 Jan 1687
Mother*Susannah unknown b. c 1626, d. 27 Aug 1684
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Thomas was born at Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 14 September 1648.1 He married Rebecca Brabrooke, daughter of John Brabrooke and Elizabeth Short, at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 1 January 1678/79. The marriage is recorded in both Billerica and Concord however, the Concord listing has a date of 31 Dec 1678..2,3 Thomas died after November 1721 at perhaps, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts.4

Family

Rebecca Brabrooke b. s 1646, d. 16 Mar 1720/21
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 45.
  2. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 249.
  3. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 21.
  4. [S17] Dutton, Family Group Sheets.

Rebecca Brabrooke

F, b. say 1646, d. 16 March 1720/21
Father*John Brabrooke1 b. c 1614, d. 1654
Mother*Elizabeth Short b. c 1623, d. a 2 Apr 1667
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Rebecca was born at probably, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, say 1646.2,3,1 As of 15 September 1666,her married name was Draper.2 She married Adam Draper on 15 September 1666 at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.2 She married Thomas Dutton, son of Thomas Dutton and Susannah unknown, at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 1 January 1678/79. The marriage is recorded in both Billerica and Concord however, the Concord listing has a date of 31 Dec 1678..4,5 As of 1 January 1678/79,her married name was Dutton.6 Rebecca died on 16 March 1720/21 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts.6,7

Family 1

Adam Draper b. Sep 1648, d. a 19 Jan 1678
Children

Family 2

Thomas Dutton b. 14 Sep 1648, d. a Nov 1721
Children

Citations

  1. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 102.
  2. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 1:13.
  3. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 1:227.
  4. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 249.
  5. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 21.
  6. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 45.
  7. [S42] Billerica, Massachusetts, History , 357.
  8. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 17.
  9. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 19.
  10. [S88] Concord, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 14.

Thomas Dutton

M, b. 2 August 1681, d. 4 August 1759
Father*Thomas Dutton b. 14 Sep 1648, d. a Nov 1721
Mother*Rebecca Brabrooke b. s 1646, d. 16 Mar 1720/21
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Thomas was born at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 2 August 1681.1 He married Hannah Burge, daughter of John Burge and Tryall Thayer, at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 3 January 1711.2,3 Thomas died on 4 August 1759 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 78.4,5

Family

Hannah Burge b. 12 Jan 1690, d. 10 Jun 1775
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] Billerica, Mass. Vital Records (published), 68.
  2. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 194.
  3. [S430] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Wyman, 1:156.
  4. [S17] Dutton, Family Group Sheets.
  5. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 275.

Hannah Burge

F, b. 12 January 1690, d. 10 June 1775
Father*John Burge b. s 1655, d. 30 Nov 1704
Mother*Tryall Thayer b. 12 Sep 1656, d. 1 Jan 1736/37
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantN
     Hannah was born at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 12 January 1690.1 She married Thomas Dutton, son of Thomas Dutton and Rebecca Brabrooke, at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 3 January 1711.2,3 As of 3 January 1711,her married name was Dutton.4 Hannah died on 10 June 1775 at Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, at age 85.5

Family

Thomas Dutton b. 2 Aug 1681, d. 4 Aug 1759
Children

Citations

  1. [S17] Dutton, Family Group Sheets.
  2. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 194.
  3. [S430] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Wyman, 1:156.
  4. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 221.
  5. [S39] Westford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 275.