Edward Lucien Seney

M, b. 8 February 1897, d. 29 April 1959
     Edward was born at North Grosvenordale, Windham, Connecticut, on 8 February 1897.1 He married Florida Helene Pelletier at North Grosvenordale, Windham, Connecticut, on 27 June 1935.1 Edward died on 29 April 1959 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, at age 62.1

Family

Florida Helene Pelletier b. 4 Feb 1895, d. 2 Mar 1991

Citations

  1. [S783] Chris Nugent, "Chris Nugent E-Mai," e-mail to John R Wood, 9 May 2011.

Florida Helene Pelletier

F, b. 4 February 1895, d. 2 March 1991
     Florida was born at Grosvenordale, Windham, Connecticut, on 4 February 1895.1 She married Edward Lucien Seney at North Grosvenordale, Windham, Connecticut, on 27 June 1935.1 As of 27 June 1935,her married name was Seney.1 Florida died on 2 March 1991 at Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, at age 96.1

Family

Edward Lucien Seney b. 8 Feb 1897, d. 29 Apr 1959

Citations

  1. [S783] Chris Nugent, "Chris Nugent E-Mai," e-mail to John R Wood, 9 May 2011.

Philip Charles LaPorte

M, b. 21 April 1913
     Philip was born at Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, on 21 April 1913.

Josiah S. III Warren

M, b. circa 1784, d. 20 June 1827
Josiah Warren gravestone, Elmore, Vermont.
Father*Josiah II Warren1 b. bt 1748 - 1750, d. 28 May 1801
Mother*Sarah Catherine Pratt2 b. 7 Jun 1759, d. a 1 Apr 1828
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
He was a descendant of
Mayflower passengers Richard
Warren and John Billington.
The Mystery of Josiah Warren’s (1784 - 1827) Parents          
Writing began October 1, 2012
Latest Revision August 16, 2014

Some years ago I thought that I had found Josiah Warren’s parents, but recent information has surfaced that blew that whole idea out of the water. That pedigree depended on Josiah’s parents being Peter Warren and Mary Flagg of Waltham, Mass. Their son Josiah was indeed born in 1784 (1 May), which was why I jumped at him as the likely candidate. Unfortunately, this Josiah died 27 Dec 1867 at Waltham, MA, at the age of 83 years and 8 months.

I started searching for possible candidates on Ancestry.com and found any number of pedigrees for a Josiah who was descended from Richard Warren of the Mayflower. Even though some of the better pedigrees had a few source notes, the notes were vague and cited other unsourced trees. One tree cited an application for membership to the Sons of the American Revolution, which should have been good. The application stated that one Josiah Warren, born 9 May 1724, who married Susanna Makepeace at Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 29 March 1770. This union supposedly produced a son Noah, born 9 November 1770. The problem with this idea is that the Josiah born 9 May 1724, died about 1 Jan 1760 at Middleborough. The Josiah, who married Susanna Makepeace in March of 1770, is more likely the son of the Josiah who was born 1 May 1724. This assumption cannot, however, be proven.

According to information published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, there was a Josiah Warren, born at Middleborough, Mass. 9 May 1724, the son of Samuel4 (Richard3 Nathaniel2, Richard1), and Eleanor Billington. Samuel was born at Middleborough, 7 Mar 1682/3, and died there about January 1750. He married Eleanor Billington 26 Jan 1703. His will was probated between 4 Feb 1750 and 3 Aug 1752.

Children recorded at Middleborough:
     I. Priscilla, b. 12 Dec 1704
     ii. Jabez, b 3 Feb 1705/6; d. 10 May 1717
     iii. Samuel, b. 12 Jun 1709
     iv. Cornelius, b. 12 Jun 1709; d. ca 1750
     v. James, b 24 Feb 1710
     vi. Nathan, b. 5 Mar 1712; d. 15 Feb 1784
     vii. Joseph, b. 2 Feb 1715; drowned 22 Jul 1722
     viii. Joanna, b. 25 Mar 1717
     ix. Benjamin, b. 30 Jun 1720; d. 11 Jan 1802
     x. Sarah, b. 9 Feb 1724
xi. Josiah, b. 9 May 1724; m. 5 Apr 1747, Joanna Spooner, dau. of Benjamin, b. 15 Aug 1729. The administration of his estate was granted to Micah Bryant, 2 Jun 1760. He died ca 1 Jan 1760.

Let’s examine what is known about him. We know he married Joanna Spooner 5 Apr. 1747, and died ca 1 Jan 1760. There are no children listed in the vital records of Middleborough and no children are mentioned in his will, which was probated about 2 Jun 1760. However, several trees on Ancestry.com state that he had a son Josiah, b. 9 May 1754. He was married some 13 years to Joanna, so it does seem likely that there might have been children. Assuming he did have children, one might surmise that he would name his first-born son Josiah. In addition, we know that vital records in those days tended to be somewhat sparse and subject to destruction by fire etc.

At any rate, let’s assume that Josiah, Senior, and Joanna did have a son Josiah, Jr. He would have been born, say 1748-1750. Many of the Ancestry.com pedigrees have Josiah born 9 Nov 1754. The similarity between that date and the date of his supposed father, 9 May 1724, is a bit suspicious. I don’t really believe in coincidences and the similarity in the dates is just too coincidental to suit me.

Recently, I discovered online an extract of a “Warning-Out-of-Town” order for Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., dated 18 Dec 1757. It listed Josiah Warren, House Carpenter, his wife (unnamed) and four named children: Josiah, Rode (Rhoda), Ebenezer and Joannah. Several interesting pieces of information were contained in the order: one is the fact that Josiah and his wife came to Dartmouth from Middleborough; two is the names of his children. It seems to me that here is a tidy bit of circumstantial evidence to at least give credence to the idea that Josiah I and Joanna Spooner did indeed have children, and that two of them were namesakes of their parents. This court record seems to provide at least some evidence that Josiah II was the son of Josiah I, therefore I can conclude that Josiah II, son of Josiah I and Joanna Spooner, was the child listed in the “Warning Out.”

This court record begs to have some historical context to explain its meaning. In New England during the 17th - early 19th century, local authorities struggled with the necessity of providing for indigent residents. With a mobile population towns were often inundated with poor people coming to their borders needing public assistance that the town could not afford. The solution to the problem was a legal measure called “Warning-Out-of-Town.” When an individual or a family moved to a new town without official permission, the authorities were legally able to warn the newcomers to leave. With that warning on the records, the town was no longer legally required to pay for the sustenance of the newcomers, should they fall on hard times. Apparently, Josiah I had not obtained permission to move from Middleborough to nearby Dartmouth, hence the warning.

Be that as it may, for the sake of the argument, let’s assume that Josiah and Joanna had a son named Josiah who was indeed born between 1748 and 1750.
Let’s also assume that this son, we’ll call him Josiah II, married as his first wife, Susannah Makepeace at Taunton, Bristol County, Mass, 29 Mar 1770.
This marriage date would be consistent with a birth date between 1747-1750 – Josiah II would have been, say 20-22 at the time of his marriage. This marriage now makes much more sense than it would have, had Josiah II been born in 1754, as most of the Ancestry.com trees would have us believe.

Anyway, Josiah II and Susanna had a son born at Middleborough 9 Nov 1770, the given name of whom was recorded but was so worn when the vital records were transcribed that it could not be made out. I think this son was the Noah of the Sons of the American Revolution application noted above. Josiah II and Susanna went on to have two more children of unknown gender born at Taunton in 1773 and 1774, respectively. They were buried at Taunton in August 1773 and 4 Sep 1774. Susanna died and was buried at Taunton in March 1774.

Some seven months later, on 26 Oct 1777, a Josiah Warren (we’ll assume that he was Josiah II) married at Taunton, as his second wife, Sarah Catherine Pratt. Both were listed as being “of Middleborough.” I think (but cannot prove) this Josiah was the one listed as Head-of-Household at Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont in the Census of 1800. This census lists 13 members of his household:

                    3 Males under 10 - perhaps Asa b. ca 1800
                    2 Males 10-15
                    2 Males 16-25 - Jacob b. 1780?; Josiah III, b. 1784
                    1 Male 45 and over     - Josiah, II b. 1748 - 1750?                           2 Females under 10
                    1 Female 10-15
                    1 Female 16-25
                    1 Female 26-44 - Sarah Catherine Pratt b. 1759

These are the people that I can tentatively identify as being Josiah II’s children from the 1800 Pomfret Census. There was also an Oliver Warren listed in the 1810 Census at Pomfret. He was listed as being 45 and over and only had what I must presume to be his wife living with him. This Oliver was b. at Waltham, Middlesex, Mass., 10 Feb 1752, the son of Asa and Tabitha Johnson Warren. This family stems from the Watertown Warrens and, as far as I can determine, has no connection to Richard Warren of the Mayflower.

The interesting thing about trying to figure out the given names of people listed in the early censuses is the fact that one can then search other sources for information about those people that you surmise are children of someone. Such was the case with Jacob Warren, whose data from the 1860 Census of Stowe, Washington County, VT. (which is near Elmore), suggested that he was born ca 1780 in Massachusetts. In 1860, he was 80 years of age, so I looked for a death record. I found that he died at Stowe 5 Oct 1865 age 85.

The bonus from this record was the fact that his parents’ names were listed. His parents were Josiah and Sarah Warren.

To sum this all up: it seems to me that a case can be made for the following ancestry, at least as far as Josiah Warren II, for my Josiah Warren, b. ca 1784; d. 20 Jun 1827. Richard 1, Nathaniel 2, Richard 3, Samuel 4, Josiah 5, Josiah 6, Josiah 7, b. 1784; d. 1827. Whether or not Josiah III, parents were Josiah II and Sarah Pratt is pure conjecture at this point.

The circumstantial evidence seems to suggest that Josiah I and Sarah Spooner did, indeed have a son Josiah, whom we will theorize was our Josiah II. Proving that Josiah II was the Josiah of the 1800 Pomfret, Vermont, Census will have to wait for more information.

Assuming that we have maybe laid to rest the question of Josiah II’s parentage, we still have to establish that the Josiah II, child of the Warned-Out Josiah I was the Josiah who was listed in the 1800 Census of Pomfret, VT.

One of the many problems with this scenario is that Sarah (Pratt) Warren, the wife of Josiah II, supposedly died in Middleborough, Mass., on 30 Jan1822, according to several on line sources. I have found that there was indeed a widow Sarah Warren who died at Middleborough on the same day that our Sarah (Pratt) Warren died. However the Sarah who died on that day was really Sarah Washburn, the widow of Silvanus Warren, who had died in 1809. Curiously enough, Silvanus Warren, b. 9 Mar 1746 at Middleborough, was the son of Benjamin Warren, son of Samuel and Eleanore (Billington) Warren, hence Benjamin was a brother of our Josiah I Warren. Clearly, our Sarah did not die in Middleborough.

Sarah’s whereabouts get more interesting. According to the 1810 and 1820 Censuses taken at Elmore, VT, there is a female of 45+ years living in the household of Josiah III. Was she Josiah’s mother (Sarah Pratt Warren)? I cannot find a Vermont death record for a Sarah Warren after 1820, so I can’t be sure that the woman listed in Josiah III’s household was his mother. In any case Sarah (Pratt) Warren would have been about 61 at the time of the 1820 census.

According to on line sources, a Josiah Warren died in Pomfret, VT in January 1801. Was he the Josiah who married Sarah Pratt? Josiah II and Sarah Pratt were married at Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., in 1777 (the marriage record stated that they were both from Middleborough). The only connection we have for Josiah II and Sarah being in Vermont is that in the death record of their son Jacob, who died in 1865 at Stowe, Lamoille, VT. In that record his parents were listed as Josiah and Sarah. Was she Sarah Pratt?

To make matters worse, if Sarah didn’t move back to Middleborough from Pomfret after the death of her husband in 1801, taking with her all of the children, including Josiah III, who would have been 16 or 17 at the time then, how did young Josiah III connect with Tirzah Smith in Woodstock, Ct., in time to have married in 1808?

So, what this all comes down to is the fact that we have possible, maybe even

probable, parents for our Josiah III, who married Tirzah Smith. The circumstantial evidence we have suggests strongly that he might have been the son of Josiah II and Sarah (Pratt) Warren, of Pomfret, VT, according to the 1800 Census data. Other than that, we have no provable evidence that our Josiah is descended from Richard Warren of the Mayflower. The preponderance of evidence, however, does suggest that there is a connection.

The remaining fly in the ointment has to do with connecting the Josiah II who married Sarah Pratt in Taunton, Mass., in 1777, with the Josiah who was listed as a resident of Pomfret, VT, in the Census of 1800, and who supposedly died there 28 May 1801. I have been unable to find a record of this death. We also have the problem with proving that he and Sarah Pratt were the parents of Josiah III, who died at Elmore, VT, in 1827.

A possible solution to this dilemma lies within the Washington County, Vermont, probate records for Josiah S. Warren, dated 14 Nov, 1833 (Volume F 1827-1833, pages 102-111; microfilm copy from Family Search). On page 105 of that probate record, a claimant to the estate was listed as being “Sarah, mother of Josiah. This information meshed nicely with the death record of Jacob Warren that lists his parents as being Josiah (II) and Sarah. I think this is strong circumstantial evidence linking the Josiah of Pomfret (Josiah II) to the Josiah of Pomfret (Josiah III).

Another confusing bit of information was turned up when I began searching for possible siblings of Josiah III, who might have been listed in the Census of 1800 for Pomfret, VT. One such possible sibling was Rebecca, who is listed in several Ancestry.com trees as being a daughter of Josiah II and Sarah Pratt, having been born in 1780 and died at Elmore, VT, in 1869. She married John Davis, who died at Elmore in 1833, and apparently never remarried.

It turns out that Rebecca was not the daughter of Josiah and Sarah but, was rather the daughter of Cornelius and Patience (Hoar) Warren and was born 30 Jul 1781 at Walpole, NH. She married John Davis 26 Sep 1802 at Walpole.

All this information led me to a search of Rebecca’s ancestry. It turns out that there is a solid ancestry for her going back to the Mayflower Richard Warren. Her father, Cornelius II was the son of Cornelius I and Mercy Ward. Cornelius I was the son of Samuel and Eleanor (Billington) Warren, who were also the parents of Josiah I Warren, who married Joanna Spooner.

Cornelius II Warren is listed in the 1790 and 1800 Censuses as a resident of Walpole, NH. In 1790 Cornelius had one son under 16 years and 3 daughters, one of whom would have been Rebecca. In 1800 he had 1 son between 10 and 15 (the same one in the previous census?) and a daughter between 10 and 15, and a two daughters between 16 and 25 (one of whom was probably Rebecca). I don’t think that Cornelius was the father of our Josiah III, but he was certainly closely related.


In addition to the above, I found a Josiah Warren listed in the 1790 Census living in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was gone from there by the 1800 Census. This Josiah had a son under 16 and two sons over 16, plus six daughters. The youngest son could have been Josiah III, who was born 1784, and the eldest sons who were born before 1774. The eldest sons don’t fit the family of Josiah II, unless they were children of Josiah II and Susanna Makepeace, which I don’t think is likely, given the short span of years that they were married. Josiah II married Sarah Pratt in 1777. The only children I can find for Josiah II and Susanna Makepeace were Noah and two additional children who died soon after birth.

None of these other Warrens fit our Josiah II or Josiah III, but they are no doubt closely related to our Josiahs.

So, where does all this leave us? We have Warrens living at Elmore, VT, at the same time as our Josiah III. These Warrens were probably cousins, descended from Cornelius, the brother of Josiah I. The closeness of these Elmore Warrens I have yet to compute. The only children of Cornelius II of Walpole, NH, that I can prove were in Elmore, VT at the same time as our Josiah III, was Rebecca and her husband John Davis.

In the 1850 Census, there was a Samuel Warren, with his wife Nancy living in their daughter Phebe Muzzey’s household in Lowell, Orleans County, VT. Lowell is just a few miles north of Elmore. This Samuel (born ca 1781) could have been an elder brother of our Josiah, although the census claims he was born in Vermont.

So, we have an 1800 Census record for Pomfret, Vt., that lists children of Josiah II that could well include our Josiah III. The ages of everyone in the household match with what we know, however, there are no names that we can equate with the folks that we know were in Elmore a decade later. The question remains: was this Josiah in this household listed in the 1800 Census, our Josiah II Warren? Was the death date of this Josiah that is listed in the on line sources, really 28 May 1801? None of these so-called facts are supported with any evidence.

What I am left with is that my ancestor Josiah III Warren was born 1784 and died, a suicide at Montpelier, VT, 1827. He may have been the son of Josiah and Sarah (Pratt) Warren). A possible brother, Jacob Warren, of Elmore (1810), who died at Stowe, VT, 1865, lists his parents as Josiah and Sarah. Jacob’s birth is listed as 6 Apr 1780. Jacob’s dates are compatible with those of a possible brother of our Josiah III.

A second Warren, who lived in Pomfret as of the 1810 Census, has dates that are also compatible with an elder brother of Josiah III. In addition, the given name Joseph appears many times in the descendants of Richard (Mayflower) Warren. At this point I cannot find any subsequent record of a Joseph Warren in Vermont.

Where does all this leave me? All I know for sure is that I am descended from Josiah Warren, who married Tirzah Smith, of Woodstock, Connecticut. How did my Josiah, who may have been living in Vermont in 1800, get to meet and marry Tirzah eight years later a hundred plus miles away? He may well have been closely related to the Warrens who were descended from Richard (Mayflower) Warren (one on line source claims a DNA connection).

My chore is to find how my Josiah is descended from (if he is) the Mayflower Richard, and how he met and married Tirzah Smith of Woodstock, CT.
I have made a tiny bit of progress in that I have found a person on line, who is descended from Richard1 Warren’s daughter Ann. He told me about a DNA project that has mapped Richard’s “inferred paternal haplogroup of R1b1b2,” whatever that means. Trying to interpret inscrutable DNA codes is impossible, but I think that, if I have my YDNA (male) DNA tested and it turns up with a haplogroup of R1b1b2, then it means that I am probably a descendant of Richard1. To what degree of certainty, I have no clue.

Queries to various groups about possible DNA tests to establish a relationship to Richard Warren of the Mayflower have proved fruitless. Most are very expensive and I am not wild about spending $200 for something that may, or may not, prove (without acceptance from the Mayflower Society) that I am descended from Richard1 Warren. As of the moment I am 90% satisfied that I am indeed descended from him, but there is no way I can prove it. $200 might, or might not, prove anything.

I include herein a 4 Jan 2013 e-mail exchange from Family Tree DNA and from The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. First the Family Tree DNA e-mail: “Unfortunately, we do not have any proven Mayflower descendants who have yet participated. I would love to have some join; however, they
would need to be Warren males.

As a Wood, you carry the Y-chromosome of your father who got it from
his father, etc, etc. This means that your DNA - in terms of surname
research - is really only good for the Wood line. Unless of course
Wood is an adopted name and your biological father was a Warren. The
only other DNA that is available is mt-DNA (or mitochondrial DNA) and
it is not useful for surname research as the mutation rate is really
slow (every 10,000 years as opposed to every 200-300 years for the
Y-chromosome).

Unfortunately, I do not believe we have a DNA solution for your Mayflower problem at this time.

Thanks,
Priscilla”

Priscilla Warren is the Warren Family Coordinator for FT DNA.

Next, the e-mail from the GSMFD: “The Mayflower Society does accept DNA results in the limited circumstances that they are useful in determining possible genealogical connections. DNA testing can be used to determine if two specific individuals share a common ancestor. In order to prove your possible connection to one or both of the
Josiah's you would first need to identify an appropriate individual or individuals to test. This usually involves a good deal of reverse genealogy. In other words you would have to locate a living descendant of one of the Josiah's siblings who can solidly document their connection to your purported common ancestor. You would undergo DNA testing to determine if the genetic distance from your common ancestor is within a range that would circumstantially prove your relationship.

In Kindred Spirit,
Bonnie Conant”

Given this information directly from the necessary sources, it is clear to me that I cannot use DNA to establish proven descent from Richard1
Warren of the Mayflower. Unless I can unearth further information via my new membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (I have a proven descent from William Bradford via my grandmother, Josephine Annie Dow Wood), I will have to be satisfied with my gut feeling that Josiah Warren II was the son of Josiah Warren I and Joanna Spooner; and that Josiah Warren III (my proven ancestor) was the son of Josiah 2 Warren and Susannah Pratt.

The mystery has been solved. The Spring 2015 issue of "Vermont Genealogy" has an article by Sue Moran and John Bradley Arthoud, entitled "Josiah and Sarah (Pratt) Warren of Middleborough, Mass. and Pomfret, Vt. A Newly Recognized Mayflower Line", proves the connection to Richard Warren.3,4 Josiah was born at Perhaps, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, circa 1784.5 He married Tirzah Smith, daughter of Roswell Smith and Tirzah Dodge, circa 1808.6 Josiah S. III Warren lived in 1810 at Elmore, Orleans, Vermont.7 Josiah died on 20 June 1827 at Montpelier, Washington, Vermont. A suicide..8,9 He was buried after 20 June 1827 at Elmore Mountain Cemetery, Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont. Memorial # 16575122. Gravestone read and photographed by Dennis Earle 9 Nov 2006..10 His estate was probated on 14 November 1833 at Montpelier, Washington, Vermont.11

Family

Tirzah Smith b. 9 Nov 1788, d. 15 Sep 1877
Children

Citations

  1. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, MaryLynnGorman_2010-07-14.
  2. [S885] Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:176.
  3. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  4. [S1190] "VTGen", 19:1-7.
  5. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, I have credited Ancestry.com with this information for lack of a better source. This Josiah's parents are a problem and his line back to the Mayflower passenger Richard Warren, is iffy at best, and is subject to revision whenever new information comes to light.
  6. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Town of Elmore birth record for Nathaniel A. Warren.
  7. [S401] 1810 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, unknown cd.
  8. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Town of Elmore.
  9. [S884] Boston Recorder, 1827, Deaths Reported in the Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1827 and 1828. (Online database. American Ancestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) (Transcription from original source by Elizabeth Hayward, "Deaths in Many Places Reported in the Boston Recorder and Telegraph, 1827-1828," 1948).
  10. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 16572122.
  11. [S1006] Josiah S. Warren Estate Volume F 1827-1833, Pages 102 - 111.
  12. [S1006] Josiah S. Warren Estate Volume F 1827-1833, Page 110.

Tirzah Smith1

F, b. 9 November 1788, d. 15 September 1877
Tirzah (Smith) Warren gravestone, Elmore, Vermont.
Father*Roswell Smith1 b. 28 Jul 1767
Mother*Tirzah Dodge1 b. 8 Oct 1767
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Tirzah was born at Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, on 9 November 1788.2,3 She married Josiah S. III Warren, son of Josiah II Warren and Sarah Catherine Pratt, circa 1808.4 As of 1808,her married name was Warren.4 Tirzah Smith lived in 1830 at Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont. She appears as head of household with five children. Those five can be accounted for as follows: males 5-9, Lorenzo; Males 10-14, Asa; Males 15-19, Roswell Smith; Females 5-9, Sophrona & Burthana; Females 10-14, Elvira and Mahala; Females 40-49, Tirzah.

This listing seems to confirm the list of children born to Josiah III and Tirzah, as presented.5,6 As of 1830,her married name was Stowe Or Stone. As of after 1832,her married name was Stowe.6 She married Soloman Stowe at Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, after 1832. Tirzah remarried after Josiah died. She would have had at least three young children at home, so she would have needed a husband. She is listed as head of household in the 1830 census, but not in the 1840 census. In 1850-1870 censuses she is shown living with her son-in-law Edmund Phelps in Morristown. Her name as enumerated is Tirzah Stow (1850), Thirsey Stone (1860), Tirsah Stowe (1870). She was listed as being 82 in the 1870 census..6,7 Tirzah Smith lived on 9 June 1850 at Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont. Her age is given as 66.8 She lived on 4 August 1870 at Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont. Her age is given as 82.9 Tirzah died on 15 September 1877 at Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, at age 88. Gravestone read and photographed by Dennis Earle 9 Nov 2006..10 She was buried after 15 September 1877 at Elmore Mountain Cemetery, Elmore, Lamoille, Vermont. Memorial # 16575141. Gravestone read and photographed by Dennis Earle 9 Nov 2006..11

Family 1

Josiah S. III Warren b. c 1784, d. 20 Jun 1827
Children

Family 2

Soloman Stowe d. 27 Jul 1845

Citations

  1. [S377] Clarence Winthrop Bowen Woodstock Families, 8:308.
  2. [S377] Clarence Winthrop Bowen Woodstock Families, 8-308.
  3. [S555] Woodstock, Conn. Vital Records (published), 185.
  4. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Town of Elmore birth record for Nathaniel A. Warren.
  5. [S676] 1830 Federal Census of Vermont, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household.
  6. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  7. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 16575141. Gravestone read and photographed by Dennis Earle 9 Nov 2006.
  8. [S597] 27 Aug 1850 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, unknown cd.
  9. [S734] 27 Jun 1870 US Census, Vermont, unknown cd.
  10. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 16572141.
  11. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  12. [S1006] Josiah S. Warren Estate Volume F 1827-1833, Page 110.

John Luther

M, b. circa 1605, d. 1645
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     Captain John Luther, according to "The Luther Family in America", compiled by Leslie L. Luther (see LUTHER in Bibliography), is supposed to have come from England to Boston about 1635. He was one of the first settlers at Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637, and was in in Gloucester, MA, in 1642. He was Captain, or Master, of a trading vessel from Boston to Delaware Bay. At Delaware Bay, Indians came aboard his ship and murdered him, and took his son, Samuel Luther, aged six, captive, but three or four weeks later the son was sent to Boston.

According to family traditions, John Luther was a native of Germany and was supposedly a direct descendant of the mother of Martin Luther.

None of this is proven, however. and other data says that he was born in England.1 John was born at Great Cranford, Dorsetshire, England, circa 1605.2,3,4,5 He immigrated circa 1630 to Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, aboard a Dutch trading ship.2 He married Elizabeth Turner at probably, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, say 1635. Based on the birth date of Samuel, assuming he was the eldest child..2,6 John Luther lived in 1637 at Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.5 He lived in 1642 at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.5 John died in 1645 at Delaware Bay, Delaware. Killed by Indians aboard his sailing vessel. John Luther was on a trading mission from Massachusetts Bay to Delaware when his vessel was boarded by Indians and he was killed..7

Family

Elizabeth Turner b. 1615
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 38.
  2. [S296] Luther Family in America , 30.
  3. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 6.
  4. [S297] Luther, Family Group Sheets.
  5. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 381.
  6. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 479.
  7. [S296] Luther Family in America , 38-38.

Elizabeth Turner1

F, b. 1615
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Elizabeth died. Elizabeth was born at England in 1615.2 She married John Luther at probably, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, say 1635. Based on the birth date of Samuel, assuming he was the eldest child..3,4 As of 1635,her married name was Luther.3

Family

John Luther b. c 1605, d. 1645
Children

Citations

  1. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 381.
  2. [S298] No Author, "LFNL", Number 17, page 5.
  3. [S296] Luther Family in America , 30.
  4. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 479.

Hezekiah Luther

M, b. circa 1640, d. 28 July 1723
Father*John Luther b. c 1605, d. 1645
Mother*Elizabeth Turner b. 1615
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Hezekiah was born at probably, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, circa 1640.1,2 He married Elizabeth unknown at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 30 January 1662.1 He married Sarah Butterworth at probably, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, circa 1668.1,3 Hezekiah died on 28 July 1723 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.1,4 He was buried after 28 July 1723 at Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island.1

Family 1

Elizabeth unknown
Children

Family 2

Sarah Butterworth b. 1641, d. 25 Aug 1722
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 65.
  2. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 381.
  3. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 382.
  4. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:217.

Sarah Butterworth

F, b. 1641, d. 25 August 1722
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Torrey says that her maiden name may have been a mistake, so I am not sure who she is. The LDS says she is the daughter of John Butterworth, the father of Hopestill, but Hopestill married Hezekaiah's son John, so that idea is iffy.

More likely is the idea that she is the sister of John Butterworth, but there is no data to support this idea. Sarah was born in 1641.1 She married Hezekiah Luther, son of John Luther and Elizabeth Turner, at probably, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, circa 1668.2,3 As of circa 1668,her married name was Luther.2,3 Sarah died on 25 August 1722 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.2,3,4

Family

Hezekiah Luther b. c 1640, d. 28 Jul 1723
Children

Citations

  1. [S298] No Author, "LFNL."
  2. [S296] Luther Family in America , 65.
  3. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 382.
  4. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:227.

Hezekiah Luther Jr

M, b. 27 August 1676, d. 27 October 1763
Father*Hezekiah Luther b. c 1640, d. 28 Jul 1723
Mother*Sarah Butterworth b. 1641, d. 25 Aug 1722
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Hezekiah was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 27 August 1676.1,2 He married Martha Gardner, daughter of Lt. Samuel Gardner and Elizabeth Carr, at Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 23 March 1703/4.1,3,4 Hezekiah died on 27 October 1763 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, at age 87. Smallpox epidemic|.5,1,6

Family

Martha Gardner b. 16 Nov 1686, d. 2 Nov 1763
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 85.
  2. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book A:7.
  3. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 268. AR says marriage was in Swansea.
  4. [S530] Taunton, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:194.
  5. [S297] Luther, Family Group Sheets.
  6. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:218.

Martha Gardner

F, b. 16 November 1686, d. 2 November 1763
Father*Lt. Samuel Gardner b. 1660, d. 8 Dec 1696
Mother*Elizabeth Carr b. s 1652, d. 8 Dec 1697
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Martha was born at Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, on 16 November 1686.1,2 She married Hezekiah Luther Jr, son of Hezekiah Luther and Sarah Butterworth, at Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 23 March 1703/4.2,3,4 As of 23 March 1703/4,her married name was Luther.2,3,4 Martha died on 2 November 1763 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, at age 76. Smallpox epidemic.2,5

Family

Hezekiah Luther Jr b. 27 Aug 1676, d. 27 Oct 1763
Children

Citations

  1. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 268.
  2. [S296] Luther Family in America , 85.
  3. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 268. AR says marriage was in Swansea.
  4. [S530] Taunton, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:194.
  5. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:223.

Levi Luther

M, b. 4 August 1706, d. 28 October 1763
Father*Hezekiah Luther Jr b. 27 Aug 1676, d. 27 Oct 1763
Mother*Martha Gardner b. 16 Nov 1686, d. 2 Nov 1763
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Levi was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 4 August 1706.1,2,3 He married Martha Hill, daughter of Jonathan Hill and Elizabeth Haile, at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 11 December 1729.1,4 Levi died on 28 October 1763 at of smallpox, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, at age 57.1,5

Family

Martha Hill b. 12 Feb 1709/10, d. a 28 Oct 1763
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 119.
  2. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 384.
  3. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B: 104.
  4. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:188.
  5. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:222.

Martha Hill

F, b. 12 February 1709/10, d. after 28 October 1763
Father*Jonathan Hill1 b. 1685, d. 9 Feb 1737/38
Mother*Elizabeth Haile1 b. 22 Jul 1685, d. 9 Sep 1756
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Martha was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 12 February 1709/10.1,2 She married Levi Luther, son of Hezekiah Luther Jr and Martha Gardner, at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 11 December 1729.1,3 As of 11 December 1729,her married name was Luther.1,3 Martha died after 28 October 1763. She died after her husband because she was the administrator of his estate..4

Family

Levi Luther b. 4 Aug 1706, d. 28 Oct 1763
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 119.
  2. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:35.
  3. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:188.
  4. [S296] Luther Family in America , 120.

Jonathan Hill

M, b. 1685, d. 9 February 1737/38
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Jonathan was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, in 1685.1 He married Elizabeth Haile, daughter of Richard Haile and Mary Bullock, at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 23 October 1707.2 Jonathan Hill was buried on 9 February 1737/38 at Town Hall Cemetery, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.3
Jonathan Hill, Jr. gravestone, Town Hall Cemetery, Swansea, Bristol, MA.
Jonathan died on 9 February 1737/38 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.1

Family

Elizabeth Haile b. 22 Jul 1685, d. 9 Sep 1756
Children

Citations

  1. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:219.
  2. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:181.
  3. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial #99627242.
  4. [S296] Luther Family in America , 119.

Elizabeth Haile

F, b. 22 July 1685, d. 9 September 1756
Father*Richard Haile b. c 1640, d. 29 Sep 1720
Mother*Mary Bullock b. 16 Feb 1652, d. 15 Feb 1729/30
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Elizabeth was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 22 July 1685.1,2 As of 23 October 1705,her married name was Hill.3,4 She married Jonathan Hill at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 23 October 1707.4 Elizabeth died on 9 September 1756 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, at age 71.1,5
Elizabeth (Haile) Hill gravestone, Town Hall Cemetery, Swansea, Bristol, MA.
Her estate was probated on 7 December 1756 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.1

Family

Jonathan Hill b. 1685, d. 9 Feb 1737/38
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Luther Family in America , 120.
  2. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), 4.
  3. [S297] Luther, Family Group Sheets.
  4. [S544] Swansea, Mass., Vital Records (published), Book B:181.
  5. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial #99183559.
  6. [S296] Luther Family in America , 119.

Freeman J. Brock

M
     Freeman J. Brock was buried at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont. Freeman died at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont. Freeman was born. He married Mary F. unknown.

Family

Mary F. unknown b. 7 Dec 1859, d. 17 Dec 1923
Child

Mary F. unknown

F, b. 7 December 1859, d. 17 December 1923
     She married Freeman J. Brock. Mary F. unknown was buried. Mary was born on 7 December 1859. Mary died on 17 December 1923 at Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, at age 64.

Family

Freeman J. Brock
Child

Edward Griswold1,2

M, b. 1607, d. 1691
Father*George Griswold3
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     Edward was born at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, in 1607.4,2 He married Margaret unknown circa 1630 at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England.2 Edward Griswold immigrated in 1639 to Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.5,6 He married Sarah unknown in 1672/73 at Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.2 Edward died in 1691 at Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.7

Family 1

Margaret unknown d. 23 Aug 1670
Children

Family 2

Sarah unknown

Citations

  1. [S653] "TAG."
  2. [S582] Henry R. Stiles, Windsor, Conn., Families, 2:350.
  3. [S987] Edward Elbridge Salisbury, Connecticut Families, The Griswold Family of Connecticut. Page 123.
  4. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 2:316.
  5. [S582] Henry R. Stiles, Windsor, Conn., Families, 2:348.
  6. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 142.
  7. [S582] Henry R. Stiles, Windsor, Conn., Families, 2:351.
  8. [S988] Glenn E. Griswold, Griswold Family, 2:17.
  9. [S582] Henry R. Stiles, Windsor, Conn., Families, 2:126, 351.

Orson Schofield (Scofield) Phelps

M, b. 6 May 1816, d. 1 April 1905
Father*Orin Phelps b. 21 Nov 1768, d. 25 Mar 1851
Mother*Ruth Scofield b. 13 Jan 1784, d. 18 Mar 1868
     Orson was born at Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, on 6 May 1816. He married Lorinda Lamb at Wells, Rutland, Vermont, on 20 December 1845.1 Occupation: Mountain Guide in 1849 at Adirondack Mountains, Essex, New York.2 Orson died on 1 April 1905 at Keene Valley, Essex, New York, at age 88.3

Family

Lorinda Lamb b. 24 Jan 1828, d. 9 Mar 1917

Citations

  1. [S31] Sally Guadagni, Scofield, Notes.
  2. [S67] High Peaks of Essex.
  3. [S27] Aimee Angus Barber, Orson Schofield Phelps, 11.

John Tripp

M, b. circa 1610, d. 1678
Father*John Tripp1 b. 1575
Mother*Isabel Moses1 b. 1580
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     John was born at Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England, circa 1610.1 He married Mary Paine, daughter of Anthony Paine and (?) Potter, at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island?, say 1635.1 John Tripp immigrated in 1638 to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.1,2 John died in 1678 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.1 John's will was probated at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, on 28 December 1678.1

Family

Mary Paine d. 12 Feb 1687
Children

Citations

  1. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 639.
  2. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 341.