Edithia May Jenks1,2

F, b. 1 June 1840, d. 2 December 1860
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     Edithia was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 1 June 1840.2 As of 29 November 1856,her married name was Kettenbah.2,3 She married Henry Kettenbah at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 29 November 1856.2,3 Edithia died on 2 December 1860 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, at age 20.2

Citations

  1. [S973] Scofield Family Project, online https://www.tsfp.org/familygroup.php
  2. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.
  3. [S350] Edithia Jenks Wedding.

Celestia Ruth Jenks1,2

F, b. 22 October 1842
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     Her married name was Sanders.2 Celestia was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 22 October 1842.1

Citations

  1. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.
  2. [S973] Scofield Family Project, online https://www.tsfp.org/familygroup.php

Norman Franklin Jenks

M, b. 2 February 1845
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     Norman was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 2 February 1845.1

Citations

  1. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.

Charles Francis Jenks

M, b. 21 October 1846, d. 1 December 1864
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     Family tradition has it that, Charles died in Libby Prison, the infamous prison in Richmond, Virginia that housed only Union Officers--Charles was a Private in the 38th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. According to Charles' gravestone in the Baker Street Cemetery, Schroon Lake, NY, he died December 1, 1864, in Salisbury, North Carolina, all of which makes it impossible for him to have been in Libby Prison. The entry for the Salisbury, NC, prison in "The Civil War Dictionary", by Mark M. Boatner, III, Salisbury Prison was an abandoned cotton factory that was turned in to a Confederate Prison in late 1861, and first housed spies, Confederate deserters, and prisoners of war. Later, only prisoners of war were incarcerated there. At first, conditions were good and food was plentiful but as time went on, and the prison population grew from 1,500 prisoners in 1862 to some 10,000 prisoners by October 1864, conditions grew worse. By late 1864, when the South was losing the War, prisoners were living in tents burrowed into the earth. Between October of that year and February, 1865, nearly 3,500 Union prisoners at the prison died from disease or complications brought on by wounds or starvation--Charles was one of them. Conditions may have been bad at Salisbury, but they probably never were as bad as those at Libby. Charles probably died from complications of a wound, or from any number of maladies that afflicted people in 1864, whether or not they were in prison. Further research is required to determine the causes of Charles' death but, all we really need to know is the fact that he was a Civil War soldier who died in captivity. However he died, my guess is: the idea that Charles died at Libby Prison came about by the fact that most folks in the North at that time had heard of how terrible Libby was via the newspaper reports of the day. As the stories about conditions there became more lurid, the family began to add the name "Libby Prison" to stories about his death. The fact remains that Charles died in Salisbury, North Carolina, Prison, on December 1, 1864, less than six months before the war ended. He was just a bit more than a month past his 18th birthday, and a long way from his home in Schroon Lake, New York. It was small compensation, perhaps, for the loss of a son, but Norman, Charles' father, was receiving a "Dependent Father" pension of $12 a month from the federal government as late as June of 1891, when he was 77. Claude Griffin, Norman's great grandson has a pension voucher from the government dated April 28, 1891. Charles was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 21 October 1846.1 Charles died on 1 December 1864 at in prison, Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, at age 18.2 He was buried after 1 December 1864 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York.3

Citations

  1. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.
  2. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291; CR Schroon Lake.
  3. [S70] Charles Jenks, Gravestone.

Ellen Avis Jenks1

F, b. 10 October 1848, d. 8 March 1922
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     Her married name was Moore. Ellen Avis Jenks married John Moore. Ellen was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 10 October 1848.2 Ellen died on 8 March 1922 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, at age 73.1 She was buried after 8 March 1922 at Cemetery at Severance, Schroon Lake, Essex, New York.1

Family

John Moore b. 5 May 1825

Citations

  1. [S254] Essex & Warren County, Cemetery Records , 16.
  2. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.

May Colesta Jenks1,2,3

F, b. 18 September 1857, d. 14 February 1935
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     May was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 18 September 1857.4 As of 1 January 1877,her married name was Lamb.1 She married Lewis Arthur Lamb on 1 January 1877 at probably, Schroon Lake, Essex, New York.1 May Colesta Jenks lived in 1880 at Madison, Filmore, Nebraska.5 As of 1891,her married name was Provencher.3 She married William Paul Provencher in 1891 at Essex County, New York.3 May Colesta Jenks lived in 1892 at Minerva, Essex, New York.6 She lived in 1930 at North Hudson, Essex, New York.7 She died on 14 February 1935 at North Hudson, Essex, New York. At age 77.3 She was buried after 14 February 1935 at Schroon River/Delorme Cemetery, Schroon Lake, Essex, New York.8

Family 1

Lewis Arthur Lamb d. 28 Apr 1886

Family 2

William Paul Provencher b. Sep 1854, d. 26 Oct 1925

Citations

  1. [S973] Scofield Family Project, online https://www.tsfp.org/familygroup.php
  2. [S254] Essex & Warren County, Cemetery Records , 2.
  3. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Charboneau-Provencha-Lamb-Phelps Family Tree. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10178387/person/-683668300
  4. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.
  5. [S976] 1880 Federal Census of Nebraska, Nebraska, unknown cd.
  6. [S977] 1892 State Census of New York, New York State, Head of Household, Ancestry.com. New York, State Censuses, 1880, 1892, 1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
  7. [S978] 1930 Federal Census of New York, New York, Roll: 1438; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0023; Image: 159.0; FHL microfilm: 2341173.
  8. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Schroon River/Delorm cemetery listing. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyessex/Delorm1.htm

Grant C. Jenks

M, b. 23 October 1864, d. 28 December 1939
Father*Norman Jenks b. 10 Jun 1814, d. 1 Aug 1891
Mother*Avis Luther Phelps b. 17 Jan 1817, d. 6 Mar 1883
     Grant worked for the railroad during his adult life, retiring at Rock Island, Illinois.

Skip Patnode, son of Gladys, Jenks Patnode and grandson of Grant's older brother Walter Jenks, Tells me (3 Jan 2014) that Grant Jenks gave his railroad watch to My Uncle George Grant Griffin who in turn gave it to my Brother George Patnode who had it cleaned and refurbished and in turn passed it on to Grant Griffin's daughter Janet's daughter Amy who lives in Colorado.1 Grant was born at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 23 October 1864.2 He married Mary Robinson on 4 February 1886 at Whiteside County, Illinois, There doesn't seem to be a record of this marriage. However, there is a marriage record dated 25 Jan 1910, at Clinton, Clinton County Iowa, for a James Robinson Jenks, age 22, who married a May Krebs. He was the son of Grant Jenks and Mary Robinson.

Clinton, Iowa, is just across the Mississippi River from Rock County, Illinois.3,4,5 Grant C. Jenks married Martha M. unknown on 25 March 1896 at Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, She is called "Mrs." in the marriage record, which suggests that she might have been a widow.

She was also known as "Matty."3,6,1 Grant C. Jenks lived in 1930 at Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois.7 He died on 28 December 1939 at probably, Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. At age 75.7,4,8

Family 1

Mary Robinson
Children

Family 2

Martha M. unknown b. c 1857, d. a 1940
Child

Citations

  1. [S979] Skip Patnode, "Skip Patnode e-mail 3 Jan 2014," e-mail to John R. Wood, 3 Jan 2014.
  2. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.
  3. [S973] Scofield Family Project, online https://www.tsfp.org/familygroup.php
  4. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  5. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJCN-38J : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Grant Jenks in entry for James Robinson Jenks and May Krebs, 1910.
  6. [S974] Illinois Marriages 1851-1900 (published), Jordan Dodd and Liahona Research, comp.. Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: Index compiled from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah by Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059).
  7. [S975] 1930 Federal Census of Illinois, Illinois, unknown cd.
  8. [S982] Unknown Transcriber, "Jenks Bible", A handrwitten list of the children of Norman and Avis Luther (Phelps) Jenks. Digitized by Charles (Skip) Patnode and given to John R. Wood.

Henry Kettenbah

M
     He married Edithia May Jenks, daughter of Norman Jenks and Avis Luther Phelps, at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, on 29 November 1856.1,2

Family

Edithia May Jenks b. 1 Jun 1840, d. 2 Dec 1860

Citations

  1. [S4] William B. Browne, Jenks Family of America, 291.
  2. [S350] Edithia Jenks Wedding.

Edna Elizabeth Campbell

F, b. 15 July 1919
     Edna was born at East Hampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, on 15 July 1919.1 She married Gordon Clifton Murphy, son of Robert Joseph Murphy, on 6 October 1940.1

Family

Gordon Clifton Murphy b. 5 Apr 1919, d. 8 Apr 1984

Citations

  1. [S192] Kent Allen Morris, Personal Data Sheet.

Robert Joseph Murphy

M, b. 22 March 1880
     Robert died. Robert was born at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, on 22 March 1880.

Family

Child

Gordon Clifton Murphy

M, b. 5 April 1919, d. 8 April 1984
Father*Robert Joseph Murphy b. 22 Mar 1880
     Gordon was born at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, on 5 April 1919.1 He married Edna Elizabeth Campbell on 6 October 1940.1 Gordon died on 8 April 1984 at age 65.1

Family

Edna Elizabeth Campbell b. 15 Jul 1919

Citations

  1. [S192] Kent Allen Morris, Personal Data Sheet.

Nathaniel Alonzo Warren

M, b. 21 November 1809, d. 11 September 1893
Father*Josiah S. III Warren b. c 1784, d. 20 Jun 1827
Mother*Tirzah Smith b. 9 Nov 1788, d. 15 Sep 1877
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
He was a descendant of
Mayflower passengers Richard
Warren and John Billington.
Nathaniel was born at Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont, on 21 November 1809.1 He married Diana Phelps, daughter of Orin Phelps and Ruth Scofield, at probably, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, in January 1832.2 He resided at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, in 1840.3 He married Amanda Burgess at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York?, after 1844.4 Nathaniel died on 11 September 1893 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, at age 83. The only record of his death and burial is the one cited. However, According to the Censuses of 1870 and 1880, Nathaniel was living in the household of Hiram Burgess -- in 1870 at Du Page, Will, Illinois; and in 1880 at Goodland, Newton Indiana.

Nathaniel's daughter Tirzah married Hiram Burgess, so Hiram was Nathaniel's daughter's husband.

I suspect that Nathaniel died in Indiana and his body was shipped back to Schroon for burial.

He is not listed in the 1892 New York State Census, either living by himself or with his son Paschal.

I have a feeling that Nathaniel died in Indiana while living with Hiram Burgess..5 He was buried after 11 September 1893 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York.6

Family 1

Diana Phelps b. 21 Nov 1805, d. 11 May 1844
Children

Family 2

Amanda Burgess d. 27 Aug 1866
Child

Citations

  1. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V89H-28K : accessed 22 Apr 2014), Josiah Warren in entry for Alonzo Warren, 21 Nov 1809, Birth; citing State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27720.
  2. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 7; Father Orrin was still in Weathersfield for 1830 Census.
  3. [S791] 1840 Federal Census of New York, New York, unknown cd.
  4. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 7.
  5. [S76] Nathaniel Warren Death Record.
  6. [S75] Nathaniel A. Warren, Cemetery Record.

Diana Phelps

F, b. 21 November 1805, d. 11 May 1844
Father*Orin Phelps b. 21 Nov 1768, d. 25 Mar 1851
Mother*Ruth Scofield b. 13 Jan 1784, d. 18 Mar 1868
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Diana was born at Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, on 21 November 1805.1,2 She married Nathaniel Alonzo Warren, son of Josiah S. III Warren and Tirzah Smith, at probably, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, in January 1832.3 Diana died on 11 May 1844 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, at age 38.4 She was buried after 11 May 1844 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York.4

Family

Nathaniel Alonzo Warren b. 21 Nov 1809, d. 11 Sep 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 7.
  2. [S28] Oliver Seymour & Andrew T. Servin Phelps, Phelps Family, 1:239.
  3. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 7; Father Orrin was still in Weathersfield for 1830 Census.
  4. [S65] Diana Phelps, Gravestone.

William Jackson Hall1

M, b. 11 January 1806, d. 19 February 1890
Father-Poss*Aaron Hall b. 1 Apr 1768, d. a 1830; William is a possible, but not yet proven, son of Aaron.1
Mother-Poss*Sarah (Sally) Jackson b. 1770, d. a 1830; He is a possible, but not yet proven, son of Sarah Jackson.1
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
The Search for William Jackson Hall’s Ancestry


In the summer of 1992 I, my wife Lee, my Cousin Livona Jenks Allen and her husband Ira Allen journeyed to Schroon Lake, New York, where we met with then Town Historian Paul Stapley. Paul opened his files to us and we were able to greatly expand our knowledge of the ancestry Vona’s father Freeman Jenks, and his sister, my maternal grandmother, Orpha Livona Jenks. From that trip, and much correspondence with Paul, I was able to trace the spouses of our Schroon lake Jenks ancestors back to the original immigrants to New England. I had previously traced the Jenks family back to Joseph, the original immigrant, thanks to a Jenks genealogy that my grandmother Orpha had purchased to help her gain membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Despite all the gains made that summer that I was able to present to the descendants of Walter Jenks at a Jenks family reunion in Chester, Vermont, that August, I was left with not being able to find the ancestries of William J. Hall, and his wife Clarissa. William and Clarissa were the parents of Livona Marion Hall, who married Paschal P. Warren. Livona and Paschal were the grandparents of Freeman and Orpha Jenks, through the wife of Walter Jenks, Clara Diana Warren.

Thanks to Paul Stapley we knew about William J. Hall and his children, but we were unable to learn anything else and were stuck. Paul also supplied a death record for William’s wife, Clarissa. It claimed that she was Clarissa B. Cushman, daughter of Cushman Hall. It also claimed that she was born in Fanover, NH. It was unlikely that her fathers' name was Cushman Hall, and Fanover, NH, doesn’t exist, so I decided that it must have been Hanover, NH. I then went searching for both William and Clarissa with little success. I did, however, learn that William and Clarissa were buried in Crown Point, New York, not far from Schroon Lake, in the Ironville Cemetery.

In the summer of 1993, we all went back to New York state and found the graves of William and Clarissa. From the inscription on the gravestone we learned that William was born 11 Jan 1806 and Clarissa was born 6 Oct 1810. We already knew from census data that William was born in Vermont and Clarissa in New Hampshire.

While the exact birth dates were wonderful information, what was really great was we learned that William’s middle initial J. stood for Jackson; and that Clarissa’s maiden name was not Cushman, but was instead Buel. I started searching with the new information in hand. However, by 2011 I was no closer to finding either William’s or Clarissa’s ancestry than I was nearly two decades earlier, although I have worked on their lineages off and on since 1993.

I was stuck until early 2011 when I picked up the search and happened to find a distant Hall cousin on line at Ancestry.com. He had posted his family tree there and I learned that he is descended from William J.’s son Henry William (or William Henry as he is listed in his father’s will.) Anyway, the cousin and I have exchanged notes and e-mails and I decided to take a very careful and analytical approach to William’s ancestry.

The result is, I have produced a possible pedigree for William that extends back to one Edward Hall who came to Duxbury, Massachusetts, in 1636, and settled in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass., by 1656. I think, but cannot prove, that our William Jackson Hall is descended from Edward and I have constructed, as a tentative hypothesis, a pedigree for William.

I think that William was the youngest son of Aaron and Sarah, or Sally (Jackson) Hall, and was born 11 Jan 1806 in or near Sudbury, Rutland County, Vermont. I also think that William had an older brother Henry Horace Hall, who was the eldest son of Aaron and Sarah. Accord to the Essex County (NY) Cemetery book, Henry was born in Lanesborough, Berkshire County, Mass., 17 May 1795, and was a soldier in the War of 1812. Henry married in 1823, Patty Clark, who was born in Peru, Clinton County, NY.

I mention all this information about Henry Horace because I think he might be the reason William moved to Schroon Lake in 1838, shortly after he was married and his daughter (my gr. gr. grandmother) Livona Marion Hall was born on 9 Mar 1837. There are also clues to the filial relationship between Henry and William in the given names of their children.

How did I hit on Aaron of Sudbury as the possible father of William Jackson Hall? In looking through the book Sudbury, Vermont, Genealogies, Vital Records, and Census Records, Compiled by Mary Anne Z. Wheeler, I discovered the genealogy of Abner Hall, who was born 22 Feb 1761 in Natick, Middlesex County, Mass. He was the son of Thomas and Esther (Hastings) Hall. Abner and Mary had a son whom they named Aaron Jackson Hall. This made me wonder if Abner and my Aaron were related. It turned out that they were probably first cousins. Abner’s father Thomas and Aaron’s father John, Jr. were brothers. Esther Hall died in 1767, and I think that Thomas married Mary(Polly) Jackson in 1772. There is a record of a Thomas Hall marrying a Mary Jackson in Boston on 28 Dec 1772.

I then began looking at census records for Aaron. He was first listed on the 1800 Federal Census for Sudbury, VT, with 3 sons born between 1793 and 1800, Aaron, born 1768, 1 daughter born between 1793 and 1800 and Sarah born 1800. This fits nicely with Henry Horace’s birth year of 1795. Aaron and Sarah were married in Newton, Mass., on 28 Mar 1793.

Aaron is also listed in the 1810 Census for Sudbury with the following members: 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 26-44.

Again, if we assume that all these household members are Aaron, Sarah and their children, we have the following: 1 son born between 1800 and 1810 (perhaps William J.), 2 sons born between 1795 and 1800, 1 son born between 1784 and 1794 (and since Aaron and Sarah weren't married until 1793, this makes this son their eldest, born in perhaps 1794), Aaron born in 1768, a daughter born between 1800 and 1810, a daughter born between 1795 and 1800. All of this census data meshes nicely with the birth dates that we know from other sources: those of Henry Horace and William J.

Aaron disappears from the 1820 census, but appears in the 1830 census of Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont, with a male and a female aged 60-69, whom I think are Aaron and Sarah. There was also a male 15-19 who might have been a hired hand. Aaron and Sarah probably died after 1830 because they disappear from all records after that date.

That Henry and William are brothers, I think is a likely conclusion. Henry named his youngest son Jackson. William J. named his eldest son Henry William. The ages of Henry Horace and William J. mesh nicely with ages of the eldest and youngest sons of Aaron as listed in the 1800 and 1810 censuses of Sudbury. Unfortunately, what we don’t have are any birth records for Sudbury that include either of these two men; all we have is circumstantial evidence.

As an aside, I should point out that this family has, for a genealogist, a rather disturbing habit: they are not consistent as to how they use their given and middle names. For instance: William J.’s eldest child is listed in William’s will as Marion L.[Livona], but her death records calls her Livona M. [Marion]. William’s eldest son is called William Henry in William J.’s will, but on his gravestone he is called Henry William. Henry Horace is called just that in his death record, but he also went by Horace. It makes for a lot of confusion when trying to sort these people out.

Returning the Halls of Sudbury, Vermont, who are listed in the Sudbury book aforementioned, I find, in addition to Aaron and Abner, the genealogies of John, Moses, and Emerson. Of these three, John and Moses are first cousins of Aaron and Abner, all stemming from the Halls of Newton, Mass. I have not been able to determine where Emerson came from, nor can I find anything about him. There is also an Abigail Hall, who was the wife of David Hall, but I have not found anything about either David or Abigail.

Of these four cousins, Aaron and Abner married Jackson girls. Abner named a son Aaron Jackson Hall. It was the Jackson connection that first led me to examine the Sudbury Jacksons. I found several different Hall/Jackson connection in the Newton, Mass. area.

I also took a look at the Halls in Schroon Lake. Henry Horace Hall settled there in 1815, William Jackson Hall in 1838. They are the only two from Sudbury. There was a D. James Hall who died in Schroon 11 Dec 1817, aged 55. I have been unable to find anything more about him.

There was also a David Hall who married Lucy Barnes. David was born in Blandford, Hampden County, Mass., and died at Schroon 14 Dec 1863 at age 73. He and Lucy were the parents of most, if not all, of the Halls not accounted for by Henry Horace or William J. As far as I can determine, there is no connection between our Halls and this David.

Three years later, 05 January 2014, I still hadn’t been able to find any proof for my hypothesis that William Jackson Hall was the son of Aaron and Sarah (Jackson) Hall, of Newton, Mass. I did, however, receive an e-mail from my cousin Skip Patnode (his grandmother Mildred (Jenks) Griffin was my grandmother Orpha (Jenks) Spaulding's sister). Skip's e-mail of 5 Jan 2014 stated that William Jackson Hall's parents were Aaron and Sarah (Jackson) Hall, corroborating my hypothesis. Unfortunately, Skip cannot tell me where he got his information, so I am still left with just a hypothesis and assumptions.

Here it is late April 2018 and I’m still no further along with any proof for my Hall hypothesis. I started mining census data for Schroon Lake, NY. Nothing earth shaking turned up, but for posterity’s sake, I’ll list my findings here.

Beginning with the Halls in the early censuses taken in Schroon Lake, NY: There were no Halls in Schroon for the 1790 Census, although there was an Aaron Hall in Granville, NY, who had a wife and two daughters who were only listed as females, no ages or names.

!800: No Halls in Schroon, but James was in Willsboro, Essex County with wife, 1 son and 2 daus. Children all under 10 years, Joseph was in Jay, Essex County also with 2 daus. And 1 son under 10.

1810: There were 6 Halls in Essex County, NY; David, Elihu, Elikam, Henry, James, Jonathan.

1820: Horace, Luman, David, Susanna.

!830: Harry, David, Horace, Luman.

!840: Ansell, 2 Davids, Elijah, Henry, William (he is William Jackson Hall).

1850: David, Henry, Emiliy (Emoline wife of Henry Horace), William (Wm. Jackson Hall), Lorenzo, Jacob, William (again), Daniel, Jackson (He’s the son of Henry Horace), Joel, Robert,

Luman, listed in the 1820 and 1830 Schroon censuses, was probably born in Lanesborough, MA, the son of John and Phebe (Benedict) Hall. Phebe died at Schroon 16 Feb 1825 at age 65. She was called “wife of John Hall” in the Essex County, NY, Cemetery book. Luman died after 1860 in Swan Creek, OH. He had a brother Horace, born 2 years before Luman and died in 1850 in Perrysburg, OH.

The fact that there were two Halls that have Horace. a relatively uncommon given name, is why things get confusing with the Halls of Schroon Lake. We have Horace Hall, son of John and Phebe (Benedict) Hall, and Henry Horace, whom we think was the son of Aaron and Sally (Jackson) Hall. According to the 1855 New York State Census Henry Horace had been living in Schroon for 40 years, which meant that he had come there in 1815. He does not seem to be listed in the Schroon 1820 or 1830 censuses, which suggests that he might have been living in someone else’s household.

There was a War of 1812 Pension Application for Henry stating that he served from 14 Sep 1814 and 30 Oct 1814, as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company of the Massachusetts militia as a substitute for Sprague Sanford. It identifies his widow as Emoline Wyman and states that they married at Schroon 17 Feb 1833. The application is not dated, nor is there any statement as to the submitter, although it does say that the soldier’s widow Emoline lived in 1879 at Freedom (Post Office Sandusky) Cattaraugus County, NY. Emoline died there 8 Apr 1895, according to the New York State Death Index. Her body was apparently transported back to Schroon for burial, according to the Essex and Warren County Cemetery Records. Henry Horace died at Schroon, 28 Feb 1867.

That’s the sum of my Hall research as of today. Perhaps DNA testing will shed more light on the Halls, but until then, I will stick with the Aaron/William connection as a working hypothesis.

John Wood, 27 Apr 2018.1 William was born at say, Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, on 11 January 1806.2,3,4 He married Clarissa Buel at perhaps, Vermont, say 1836. Based on daughter Marion Livona's birth date, and her place of birth as given in the 1910 NY Census..5,6 William Jackson Hall lived in 1838 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York. In the New York State Census of 1855 he is said to have come to Schroon Lake in 1838.

He is first Listed in the Federal census for Schroon Lake of 1840. He is also listed in the censuses of 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. All give his birthplace as Vermont.7 He lived on 16 June 1880 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York. In this record he is stated to be 74 years old, and that his parents were born in Massachusetts.

He is stated to have been born in Vermont.3 William died on 19 February 1890 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, at age 84.2 He was buried after 19 February 1890 at Ironville Cemetery, Crown Point, Essex, New York.2 William's will was probated at Essex County, New York, on 23 September 1903.8

Family

Clarissa Buel b. 6 Oct 1810, d. 10 Apr 1895
Children

Citations

  1. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  2. [S362] William J. Hall, Gravestone.
  3. [S811] 16 Jun 1880 Federal Census of New York, New York, unknown cd.
  4. [S401] 1810 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, unknown cd.
  5. [S77] Clara Warren, Obituary.
  6. [S790] 1910 Federal Census of New York, New York, unknown cd.
  7. [S791] 1840 Federal Census of New York, New York, unknown cd.
  8. [S363] Alfred C. Hall, Petition for Probate.

Clarissa Buel1

F, b. 6 October 1810, d. 10 April 1895
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Clarissa was born at perhaps, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, on 6 October 1810.
The Identity of Clarissa, wife of William J. Hall


Her birth date is based on her age at death given on her death certificate as 85 years, as well as the inscription on her gravestone.

All we know of her birthplace is the 1850-1880 New York Federal Census, which just says that she was born in New Hampshire, and a cryptic entry in the records of Schroon Lake, NY, that claim she was born in "Fanover, NH." This latter entry has been interpreted as being Hanover. This same Schroon record claims that she was Clarissa B. Cushman, the daughter of Cushman Hall. Given the mess that the Schroon records for her seem to offer, I would take those that record with a very large grain of salt, including the name of her supposed father, the mysterious Cushman Hall. There's no record of such a person except for Clarissa's dubious death record.

According to the federal Censuses for 1800 and 1810, there were no Buel’s living in Hanover, NH. In 1800 there were, however, four Buel’s: Abraham, Asahel, Enos and Ezra, living in the nearby town of Groton, Grafton County, NH. They were gone by the 1810 census, so none of them is likely to have been Clarissa’s father.

As to Cushman Hall, there is no such person listed anywhere in New Hampshire in either the 1800 or 1810 censuses. I couldn’t find anyone of that name anywhere else in New England or New York, either.
There were, in fact, several large Buel families living in and about Newport, NH at the time of her birth. I would suspect that she came from one of those families.

I would also like to take a stab at sorting out the garbled information in her Schroon death record. First: her name Clarissa B. Cushman. Could the B. stand for Buel? Could she have married a man surnamed Cushman sometime between, say 1830 and 1835, who subsequently died? That would clear up a lot of questions surrounding the conflicting surnames of Buel and Cushman. It is also possible that her first marriage simply didn't work and Mr. Cushman left for parts unknown. That might explain why she is named Clarissa Buel Hall on her gravestone.

As to the "Fanover" birthplace, I would not give that much credence. The census birthplace listing of New Hampshire is probably right, however, and I might suggest that, while it could have been Hanover, it was more likely to have been in or near Newport, given the large number of Buel's living there.
30 Apr. 2018.2,1,3 As of circa 1830,her married name was Cushman?4 She married (?) Cushman? circa 1830 at perhaps, Vermont, This is just a guess based on the cryptic listing of her death record at Schroon Lake, NY.

It should be taken with a whole pound of salt.4 She married William Jackson Hall, son of Aaron Hall and Sarah (Sally) Jackson, at perhaps, Vermont, say 1836. Based on daughter Marion Livona's birth date, and her place of birth as given in the 1910 NY Census..5,6 As of before 1837,her married name was Hall. Clarissa died on 10 April 1895 at Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, at age 84. Her gravestone says she died 10 Apr 1896, but her death certificate says 10 Apr 1895. Her son Alfred's petition for probate of William J.'s will says she died 10 Apr 1893..2,1 She was buried after 10 April 1895 at Ironville Cemetery, Crown Point, Essex, New York.1

Family 1

(?) Cushman? d. b 1836

Family 2

William Jackson Hall b. 11 Jan 1806, d. 19 Feb 1890
Children

Citations

  1. [S361] Clarissa Buel Hall, Gravestone.
  2. [S83] Clarissa Hall, Death Certificate.
  3. [S811] 16 Jun 1880 Federal Census of New York, New York, unknown cd.
  4. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  5. [S77] Clara Warren, Obituary.
  6. [S790] 1910 Federal Census of New York, New York, unknown cd.

Thomas Scofield

M, b. between 1740 and 1750, d. after 1800
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     The Search for the Parents of Thomas Scofield Who Married Avis Luther at Freetown, Bristol County, Mass., on or about 23 April (or May)1772

In preparation for the Jenks Family Reunion held in Chester, Vermont, in August of 1992, I spent lots of time trying to find Jenks ancestors so that I could create a small book about those ancestors for the reunion attendees. One of the things that I did was to go to Schroon Lake in Essex County, NY, and meet with the then Town Historian, Paul Stapely. Paul was more than helpful, pointing out cemetery records and gravestones. He also gave me a copy of the Genealogy of Orson Schofield Phelps Family, by Aimee Angus Barber.

The Barber manuscript pointed me in the direction to find the ancestors of the Scofield, Phelps and Luther Families, which I then pursued back at home. I found a copy of The Luther Family in America (LFA), by Leslie L. Luther, which said that Thomas Scofield was the son of Josiah. The entry on page 1328 states, “Avis (Luther) Scofield and her husband removed from Massachusetts or Connecticut to Springfield, Vermont, and are in the 1790 [sic the first federal census did not occur until March 1791 after Vermont was admitted as the 14th state.] census there. He was baptized 1755 probably in Stamford Connecticut, and was the son of Josiah Scofield and Deborah Weed. Thomas was a Revolutionary soldier. He sold their property in Springfield in 1794-5 to David Lockwood and removed probably to New York State according to descendants.” This 1794/5 date is obviously incorrect because Thomas was still in Springfield in 1800 according to the federal census for that year.

This all seemed to me at the time quite cut and dried and I took it as gospel. Josiah Scofield of Stamford, CT, is the descendant of the immigrant Daniel Scofield of Rochdale, Lancashire, England. Daniel settled in Stamford and died there in 1669. I was all ready to pronounce the Scofield line to my grandmother Orpha (Jenks) Spaulding complete.

Then a chance query in the Genealogical Society of Vermont Quarterly magazine from a woman who was researching her Gillette line caught my eye because I am also descended from the Gillettes of Connecticut. She was looking for information about a Lois Gillette who married a Peleg Scofield. Peleg was my Ruth Scofield’s brother. The woman, Elizabeth Wright, put me in touch with Eleanor Fusch Lane of Paso Robles, California, who was also researching the Scofields; she, having been descended from Gardner Scofield another sibling of my Ruth. I wrote to her on 27 October, 1992 (the Jenks Reunion then having passed.)

Eleanor responded on 1 November 1992, with a lengthy letter telling me what she had found out about Thomas Scofield. It also turned out that Eleanor was a member of a group of 13-14 people who were also researching the Scofields. One of those other members was Sally Guadagni, who lived in Newport Center, Vermont. Sally is descended from both Peleg and Gardner Scofield. Both Eleanor and Sally helped me immensely. They pointed out the problems with the descent of our Thomas from Josiah. Josiah did indeed have a son named Thomas who was born about the time we assume our Thomas was born but, as will be seen, it is not likely that Josiah’s son was our Thomas. We will call our Thomas “Thomas 1" and Josiah’s son “Thomas 2.”

Having presented a sort of introduction into my search for Thomas 1 Scofield’s ancestors, I will now relate what I have found about Thomas 1. First, however, let me say that I am not using any of the supposed lineages for either Thomas that are out there on the Internet. Those lineages are all derived from, I assume, a single source that claims that Thomas’s parents were Josiah and Deborah (Weed) Scofield. While that lineage is possible, it is doubtful, and I will show why.

First, let’s take a look at the purported parents of our Thomas 1. According to the Barbour Collection (BC), a compilation of vital records for the state of Connecticut, Josiah was born at Stamford, Fairfield County, CT, on 26 Jun 1721, the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (possibly Pettit) Scofield. Josiah married Deborah Weed at Stamford, 2 Feb 1788/9. While several Internet sources list eight children of that marriage ( six males and 2 females), only two are listed in the BC: Deborah, born 27 Nov 1749 and Billy, born 10 Sep 1751. If Josiah and Deborah were married 2 Feb 1748/9, it is likely that the actual date was 2 Feb 1749 and their daughter, named after her mother, as was the custom, was their first child.
Various Internet sources claim that our Thomas 1 was born November 1746, and was baptized in 1755 (LFA). Since Josiah and Deborah weren't married until Feb. 1748/9, it seems unlikely, but not impossible, that Thomas 1 was their son. It is possible that Josiah’s son Thomas who was born Nov 1746, died young and Josiah had a second Thomas who was born around his baptismal date of 1755. Since only two of their eight children were in the official records, it is possible that the births of both Thomases were not recorded. On the other hand Thomas 1's wife Avis Luther was born 27 July 1747, according to the Swansea, Mass., Vital Records. Back then it was unusual for the husband to be younger than the wife – there was usually a one to seven year difference in their ages with the husband being the elder. This would suggest that Thomas 1 would have been born, say between 1740 and 1746. There are no records available that place a birth of a Thomas during those years. Again, this lack of records is not a killer for our Thomas 1 being the son of Josiah but, it does raise questions.

In early 1972 Harriet Scofield and Henry Burdette Whipple produced a manuscript entitled A Scofield Survey, Daniel Scofield (d. ca 1669) and Richard Scofield (1613-1670) and their Descendants for Six Generations. On page 18 they list a Thomas, baptized 1755, as a son of Josiah and Deborah. They also said that he “married 1772 Avis Luther; settled in Vermont. This may be some other Thomas – an immigrant to eastern Massachusetts.” This was the first clue that the standard ancestry of Thomas might have been something other than that previously listed the LFA.

OK, let’s examine the evidence that suggests that our Thomas 1 was not the son of Josiah. Eleanor Fusch Lane, in a letter to me dated 1 Nov 1992, quoted a manuscript written by Hilam C. (Calvin?) Scofield. Hilam was the son of Gardner and the grandson of our Thomas. Hilam wrote on page 5 that “my great-grandfather [Thomas 1’s father] came from England before the war of the Revolution and settled in Winsor, [sic] Vermont. When the war broke out he took sides with the mother country, went back to England and never returned.” This seems to refute the notion that Thomas 1 was the son of Josiah, however, there is no record of a Scofield residing in Windsor County, Vermont, before the Revolution. I suspect that Hilam’s notion that his great grandfather had settled in Windsor County, Vermont, might have morphed into the fact that his grandfather Thomas actually did live in Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont, from at least 1784 to about 1801, after the Revolution. Hilam had possibly confused his great grandfather’s history with that of his grandfather Thomas’s.

There is, however, another aspect to this entry in Hilam’s memoir. According to Eleanor Lane, there is some suspicion that Thomas 1's father’s given name was John. In the 1982 book Vermont 1771 Census, by Jay Mack Holbrook, there is an entry on page 75 that lists a John Scovil, 1766, New England. In the records for the Scofield family the surname is often spelled “Scovil,” so this person could have been John Scofield, Thomas 1's father.

If the John Scovill of the Holbrook book is indeed Thomas 1's father, then he could well have been Hilam’s great grandfather who settled in “Winsor, Vermont.” There are a number of people who were squatters in the towns along the Connecticut River in the 1760s before any important settlements were populated. As case in point is John Nott who, according to the 1895 History of the Town of Springfield, Vt., by C. Horace Hubbard and Justus Dartt, on page 400, “was one of the earliest, and probably the first, to settle in Springfield. Tradition says that he came in 1752, and built a cabin . . . He was one of those [squatters] who were ejected from their claims by the proprietors in 1763.” He stayed on and became a prominent citizen of the town and died in 1815.

The point of all of this aside is that Hilam could have been right and not confusing his grandfather with his great grandfather. If so why, if we assume Thomas 1, who would have been around 20 years old in 1766 when his possible father was enumerated, was Thomas 1 married in Freetown, Bristol County, Mass. in 1772? A quick answer could be that John Scovil/Scofield was ejected from his squatter’s claim in Springfield by the proprietors and went south to southeastern Massachusetts where he became upset by the revolutionary tenor of the times and went home to England, leaving Thomas 1 behind. We have no way of knowing if this scenario is in fact true, but it seems to fit the facts as we know them.

There is also some evidence that Thomas 1 may have had a sister named Elizabeth, however I don’t have any proof of this idea. There was an Ebenezer Davis of Freetown, Bristol County, Mass. who filed his intent to marry an Elizabeth Scofield of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass. on 9 Jan 1770. Thomas 1 filed his intent to marry Avis Luther 28 Mar 1772 also at Freetown. (Vital Records of Freetown Mass., by Lee van Antwerp. Manuscript not published pages 116 and 119.)

We also have some evidence that Thomas 1 was a Revolutionary War soldier from the death/cemetery record for his daughter Ruth, who married Orin Phelps, and who died in Schroon Lake, Essex County, New York. According to the Schroon Lake cemetery records (Essex and Warren County Cemetery Records, South Schroon Cemetery, page 5, compiled by Mrs. Frank Haviland, unpublished manuscript.), “Ruth Schofield [Phelps], wife [of Orren Phelps], born 13 Jan 1784; died 18 March 1868, d. of Thomas (Revolutionary service) & Avis (Luther) Schofield, Vt., married 23 May 1772.” She and Orin were buried in the South Schroon Cemetery.

I find evidence of two Thomas Scofield's as being Revolutionary soldiers: one is a record of a Thomas who was a private in the Connecticut second regiment from 1777-1780. (The records cover those years but it does not mean that Thomas was actually in the service during that entire time.) This Thomas may be Thomas 2 from Stamford, CT.

The second record is for a Thomas Schofels from Bristol County, Mass. (see the note for his military service). This could be our Thomas.

In any event, we find Thomas 1 as a resident of Springfield, VT, as listed in the 1791 census. He was also there for the 1800 census, but disappears from Springfield before the 1810 census. In 1791 there are 15 people in his household: 7 females, 5 males under 16 and 3 males over 16. In 1800 there were 9 souls in the household: 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 16-25 and 1 male 45 and over (Thomas 1). There were 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-44 and 1 female over 45 (Avis).

There are problems with this 1800 census in that the numbers and ages of Thomas’s children are not accounted for. For instance, my ancestress Ruth, who would have been 15-16 at the time of the census, is not accounted for. Where was she? Was she living with another family at the time, perhaps in Weathersfield, VT, where she married Orin Phelps in 1803, when she was 19 years old?

Census discrepancies aside, let’s take a look at what we definitely know about our Thomas 1 Scofield. The first piece of documented evidence we have is that of his marriage to Avis Luther on 23 April 1772 (LFA 1328) [notice the discrepancy between the date listed in LFA and the Schroon cemetery records], at Freetown, Mass.

The next we hear of him is as a private in the Bristol County, Mass. militia in early 1777 (see above) , then he was the father of Ruth, who was born 13 January 1784, in Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont. He was also listed as a resident of Springfield in the censuses of 1791 and 1800.

So, we have a seven-year, or so, gap in his life and where he was between the military service in early 1777 and the birth of daughter Ruth in Springfield, Vermont, in 1784. Unfortunately, we have no official record of Ruth's birth, so she might well have been born in Massachusetts, instead of Vermont. However, I think that she, along with Peleg, Betsey, Calvin, Reuben, Laura,Gardner and possibly Hannah and Patience were all born in Springfield. I think that Thomas and Avis pulled up stakes in Swansea soon after his military service and the birth of Levi Luther, and removed to Springfield, Vermont.

According to the Hilam Scofield manuscript. Thomas and his family left Springfield, Vermont, for New York State when son Gardner was ten years old. Gardner was born at Springfield on 9 Sep 1791, so the family's move to New York had to have taken place between Gardner's birth on 9 Sep 1791 and 9 Sep 1801. This date range meshes with the sale of Thomas's Springfield property to his son-in-law David Lockwood.

According to LFA, he "sold their property in Springfield in 1794-5 to David Lockwood and removed probably to New York State according to descendants.” I have a copy of the deed by which he sold his leasehold in Springfield to David Lockwood. David Lockwood married Thomas’s daughter Diadama, and he [David] died at Springfield in 1802.Thomas was still in Springfield in 1800 according to the federal census for that year, so, where did he live between the sale of his property, if it was in 1794/5 and 1801 when he moved to New York?

The next we hear of him is as the father of Ruth, who was born 13 January 1784, in Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont. He was also listed as a resident of Springfield in the censuses of 1791 and 1800. Thomas 1 moved his family to Palmyra, Wayne County, New York in 1801, after having sold his Springfield property to his son-in-law David Lockwood. David married Thomas 1’s daughter Diadama, and he [David] died in 1802.)

We have a church record from the First Baptist Church of Macedon, Wayne County, NY, near Palmyra, that says Avis died there on 2 Jun 1815. There is no record of Thomas 1’s death, but it must have been before 1810 because there is no listing for him in the 1810 Federal Census for Palmyra or Macedon. The church records show that Avis joined the church in 1807 and her son Gardner joined in 1809. There is no record that Thomas 1 joined the church, so he probably died before 1807.

Now, let’s take a look at what we know about the Thomas 2, son of Josiah of Stamford, CT.
I have a letter from Eleanor Lane dated 1 Nov 1992, and in it she writes, “Long ago, I wrote to Edith Wicks, who has compiled reams of material for “Connecticut Ancestry,” the Stamford Genealogical Society periodical, to query about the Stamford Thomas. She claimed to have all of Harriet Scofield’s notes as Harriet was deceased. [Harriet was the co-author of A Scofield Survey, written in 1972.] She [Edith] wrote me back stating that Thomas [of Stamford] had married Rhoda ___?, and had died at Big Flats, Tioga County, New York, and gives the names of his children, which weren't anything like our family’s children’s names. I wrote and got his [Stamford Thomas’s] will and I’m sure that he wasn’t our Thomas.”

Today (3 March 2012) I found on line the Abstracts of Wills for residents who resided in that portion of Tioga County, New York that became Chemung County. These Abstracts were originally published in a series that began in the October 1926 issue of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. This Abstract lists the following: “Thomas Scofield of Big Flats, [will dated] 17 Oct 1830. Wife Rhoda (__?___) and children Abraham, Benjamin, Daniel, Asahel, James, Lewis, Rebecca, Polly wife of Benjamin Doty. Executors: George Shriver, John Brown. Witnesses: Benjamin Elwood, Joseph Rowley, Theseus Brooks. Probated 24 Oct 1831.”

We already know from various sources that Thomas 1 and Avis Luther had 13 children: John Winfield, Thomas, Jr., Diadama, Levi Luther, Peleg Wesley, Betsey (Elizabeth), Ruth, Reuben, Calvin Pais (or Paul), Laura, Gardner, Hannah and Patience. Clearly, the list of children for Thomas 1 does not match those listed in Thomas 2's will.

What does all this tell us? The evidence of Hilam Scofield’s memoir stating that his grandfather came from England, coupled with the different lists of children for Thomas 1 and Thomas 2, pretty much proves that the Thomas, son of Josiah and Deborah (Weed), who died in 1831 at Big Flats, NY, was not the man who married Avis Luther and was the grandfather of Hilam Scofield.

So, that leaves us to assume that our Thomas Scofield came to this country from England in the mid 1700s with his father, who might have been named either Thomas or John. His father returned to England at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, but our Thomas remained in Massachusetts. He may or may not have served in the army during the Revolutionary War. He married Avis Luther and settled for a time in Springfield, Vermont, where his daughter Ruth was born. Ruth married Oren Phelps and moved to Schroon Lake, NY. Thomas and Avis left Springfield around 1801 and settled in Wayne County, NY, where they both died.11Analysis of existing data by Wood. He began military service on 6 Jan 1777 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. "Schofels, Thomas. Private, Capt. Peleg Sherman's co. Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co. regt; service 90 days; company stationed at Slade's Ferry in Swanzet [sic] as guard from Jan. 6, 1777, to April 19, 1777, by order of Brig. Gen. George Godfrey. Roll sworn to at Taunton.22Secretary of Commonwealth, compiler, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: A Compilation from the Archives (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1900), 13:904. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary." He lived in 1791 at Springfield, Windsor, Vermont.331800 Federal Census of Vermont Provo, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont; Series: M637; Roll 12; Page: 289; Image: 207. He lived in 1800 at Springfield, Windsor, Vermont.44Ibid., Springfield, Windsor, Vermont; Roll 52; Page: 336; Image: 329. Is a mystery person. We don't know when nor where he was born, nor do we know with any certainty when he died. All we do know for sure is that he married Avis Luther 23 April, 1772, in Freetown, MA.1 Thomas was born at England between 1740 and 1750.2 He married Avis Luther, daughter of Levi Luther and Martha Hill, at Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 23 April 1772.3,4,5 Thomas Scofield began military service on 6 January 1777 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. "Schofels, Thomas. Private, Capt. Peleg Sherman's co. Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co. regt; service 90 days; company stationed at Slade's Ferry in Swanzet [sic] as guard from Jan. 6, 1777, to April 19, 1777, by order of Brig. Gen. George Godfrey. Roll sworn to at Taunton."6 He lived in 1791 at Springfield, Windsor, Vermont.7 He lived in 1800 at Springfield, Windsor, Vermont.8 Thomas died after 1800 at perhaps, Palmyra, Wayne, New York.2

Family

Avis Luther b. 27 Jul 1747, d. 15 Jun 1815
Children

Citations

  1. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  2. [S31] Sally Guadagni, Scofield, Notes.
  3. [S297] Luther, Family Group Sheets.
  4. [S296] Luther Family in America , 1328.
  5. [S847] Freetown, Mass. Vital Records (published), Unfortunately, this book has no page numbers, but is arranged alphabetically.
  6. [S753] Secretary of Commonwealth, Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary, 13:904.
  7. [S842] 1800 U. S, Census, Vermont, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont; Series: M637; Roll 12; Page: 289; Image: 207.
  8. [S842] 1800 U. S, Census, Vermont, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont; Roll 52; Page: 336; Image: 329.
  9. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  10. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 6.

Avis Luther

F, b. 27 July 1747, d. 15 June 1815
Father*Levi Luther b. 4 Aug 1706, d. 28 Oct 1763
Mother*Martha Hill b. 12 Feb 1709/10, d. a 28 Oct 1763
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Avis was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 27 July 1747.1,2 She married Thomas Scofield at Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 23 April 1772.3,4,5 As of 23 April 1772,her married name was Scofield.3,4,5 Avis died on 15 June 1815 at near, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, at age 67.3

Family

Thomas Scofield b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. a 1800
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 119.
  2. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B: 37.
  3. [S297] Luther, Family Group Sheets.
  4. [S296] Luther Family in America , 1328.
  5. [S847] Freetown, Mass. Vital Records (published), Unfortunately, this book has no page numbers, but is arranged alphabetically.
  6. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  7. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 6.