Thomas Colver1,2

d. 26 October 1852
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father-Possible*Ephraim Colver3 d. b 8 Mar 1786
Birth*Thomas may have been born in New Jersey, the son Thomas of Ephraim Colver.3
Relationship Note* Although no actual proof has yet been found to determine the ancestry of the Thomas Colver who would marry Rachel Heaton, circumstantial evidence abounds. It has appeared clear from the beginning of our Colver research that Thomas was a descendant of Edward Colver, the Puritan founder of the family of Colver-Culver in America who first appeared in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635. Edward Colver in Massachusetts in 1635, however, was a long jump to Thomas Colver with Rachel Heaton in Virginia and Pennsylvania in the early and mid 1800s. Fortunately, our Heaton family immigrants also started in Massachusetts in 1634. As we joined some of the Heatons on their journeys, we left Massachusetts for Connecticut, and then New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and beyond. We began to make some connections when we met the Tuttle family in New Jersey. The Tuttles led us to the Colvers, and the intermarriages between those two families led us back to the Heatons. Our "aha! moment", which became our final step in selecting this particular Thomas Colver as the husband of Rachel Heaton, was identifying Rachel's father Isaac Heaton as the administrator appointed for the estate of Thomas Colver's double cousin, Ephraim Tuttle 3rd. Let's see... where to start... Rachel's father Isaac Heaton's brother Samuel Heaton married Abigail Tuttle who was an aunt of Ephraim Tuttle 3rd whose grandfather Thomas Colver Sr. was also the grandfather of Thomas Colver, Rachel Heaton's husband. This generational mess of "coincidence", which we believe is actually the messenger of truth, has led us to select this Thomas Culver as the husband of "our" Rachel Heaton.4,5,6,7,8
(Grandson) Will6 March 1786Thomas Colver was named as a beneficiary in the will of his grandfather, Thomas Colver Sr., dated 6 March 1786 in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey. He left the real estate, where he then lived, to be divided into three equal parts and distributed to his sons, Amos and Simon, and to his grandson Thomas, the son of his deceased son Ephraim. His grandfather's will included bequeaths to his other children and grandchildren, and then directed that his moveable estate, both goods and chattels, be equally divided between his three sons, Amos, Thomas and Simon. Thomas and his brother Simon were named as their father's executors.9,7,6
Religion*He was a member of the Goshen Baptist Church, Whitely Township, Greene County, as was his future wife Rachel Heaton.10
Marriage*He married Rachel Heaton, daughter of Isaac Heaton and Hannah Bowen.2,1,11,12
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the COLVER surname found in our research was CULVER.1
Occupation*Thomas was an early attorney.10
Census 1810*1810Thomas Colver appeared on the 1810 census as the Head of Household in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Their household consisted of one male ages 26 thru 44, one female ages 26 thru 44, one male under age 10 and one female under age 10.13
Census 18201820Thomas Colver, his surname transcribed as "Culver", appeared on the 1820 census as the Head of Household in Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Their household consisted of one male over the age of 45, one female over the age of 45, one female age 26 thru 44, one male age 16 thru 25, and one female age 10 thru 15. Two members of the household worked in agriculture.14
Relocation*after 7 August 1820Sometime after 7 August 1820, when the 1820 census was taken, Rachel and Thomas Colver moved to Brooke County, Virginia.1
(Son-in-Law) Land RecordsNovember 1823Thomas received a Power of Attorney dated November 1823 from his mother-in-law Hannah Heaton, which appointed her two sons-in-law, Thomas Colver and Isaac Buckingham, of Greene County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Pennsylvania, respectively, to act on her behalf in the settlement of her deceased brother John Bowen's estate in Frederick County, Virginia. John, late of Frederick County, had died intestate possessed of considerable Virginia real and personal property. His estate was being administered by Hannah's nephew, Rees Hill Esq.15
Research Notes* Heaton Families II identified a third child, Sarah, for Thomas and Rachel (Heaton) Colver. Sarah was reported to have married a William Frost and had a son, Thomas Frost. No evidence has been found, however, to verify the information and Tenmile Country mentioned only two children for Rachel and Thomas.1,10
Death*26 October 1852He died on 26 October 1852 in Brooke County, Virginia.1,10

Family

Rachel Heaton b. 3 Apr 1780, d. 21 Jan 1864
Children1.Samuel Colver1,2 b. c 1810, d. 1877
2.Elizabeth Colver+1,2,11 b. 10 Feb 1826, d. 13 Jul 1895

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  4. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, noting that Ephraim left a son Thomas.
  5. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, suggesting Thomas Colver's unnamed daughter as the mother of Ephraim Tuttle 3rd.
  6. [S1314] New Jersey Secretary of State, Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Digitized copy of a microreproduction of original published: New Jersey : Secretary of State, 1912 in 3 volumes. The wills indexed are now filed at the New Jersey State Archives. Contents: Volume 1. Atlantic - Essex counties -- Volume 2. Gloucester - Monmouth counties -- Volume 3. Morris - Warren counties, unrecorded wills, prerogative wills. Addenda. Names are arranged alphabetically under each county. (New Jersey: New Jersey Secretary of State, 1912), Volume 3, Morris County, page 1031, Thomas Colver Sr., #649-N, Book 28, page 484, Will-1786, Inventory-1786. Hereinafter cited as Index of wills, inventories, etc., prior to 1901 (New Jersey).
  7. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  8. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), page 175. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  9. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, noting the date of his will as 8 March 1786.
  10. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 292. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  11. [S1385] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, Volumes 55-56, National Member# 54001-56000, downloaded from Google Books, Volumes 55-56 (Washington, D.C.: press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1920-1921), National Member# 54964, Volume 55, page 422. Hereinafter cited as DAR Lineage Books, Volumes 55-56.
  12. [S1388] Jamie Ault Grady, Bowens of Virginia and Tennessee : Descendants of John Bowen and Lily McIlhaney, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Bowen of Welsh descent, married Lily McIlhaney in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They moved to Augusta County, Virginia during or before 1740. He died in 1760/61. Includes Ault, Boren, Godwin, Porter, Wills, Wilson and related families. In 2 Volumes; includes index. (Knoxville, Tennessee: microcopy of typed manuscript, Volume 1 in 1969; Volume 2 in 1976), Volume 2, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Bowen and Lily McIlhaney.
  13. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thos Colver, Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 49; Page: 56; Image: 00037; Family History Library Film: 0193675. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  14. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas "Culver", Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania; Page: 351; NARA Roll: M33_98; Image: 366. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  15. [S1388] Jamie Ault Grady, Descendants of John Bowen and Lily McIlhaney, Volume 2, page 177, citing Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 49, 1824-25, page 232.

Thomas Colver1

d. before 27 September 1786
Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Birth*Thomas Colver was probably born in New London, Connecticut.1
Marriage*He married Lydia Colver, his first cousin one time removed, daughter of Ephraim Colver and Mary Packer, probably in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.2,3
Land Records*29 April 1728Thomas Colver and his wife Lydia sold the land set to Lydia from her father Ephraim Colver's estate on 29 April 1728.2
Land Records*3 January 1731/32Thomas sold his homestead in Groton on 3 January 1731/32 in preparation for his family's relocation to New Jersey.3
Relocation*1733 Following his brother John's death at Black River in 1733, Thomas moved his family again to Schooley's Mountain, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, where his parents and other family members had settled upon their relocation to New Jersey.3
Relocation*Thomas and his brother John Colver were believed to have traveled to Black River, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in advance of the relocation of their parents and other family members. John's young children and his wife, who was expecting their third child, probably remained in Connecticut, and Thomas, who had already sold his Connecticut property, probably took his wife and family with him to New Jersey.3
(Son) Relocation1735 About 1735, three years after the death of his grandfather, Thomas's parents moved the family away from Schooley's Mountain1
(Son) Relocation1746 and about eleven years later Sarah and John Colver returned to Schooley's Mountain with their sons Thomas and Robert.1
Residence*circa 1749Thomas finally settled his family near Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey, circa 1749, purchasing 200 acres from Thomas Batson that year.4,5
(Husband) Deathbefore 6 March 1786Thomas became a widower when Lydia (Colver) Colver died, probably before 6 March 1786, the date Thomas wrote his will and didn't mention his wife.6
Will*6 March 1786Thomas Colver Sr. of Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey, wrote his will dated 6 March 1786. He bequeathed to his son Thomas, that he shall possess and enjoy forever, the 40 acres more or less he, Thomas Jr., had already received and was then living on. He left his remaining real estate, where he then lived, to be divided into three equal parts and distributed to his sons, Amos and Simon, and to his grandson Thomas, the son of his deceased son Ephraim. To his daughter Lydia Colver, he bequeathed the 15 acres she had already received and where she had formally lived, to be taken before the division was made between his two sons and grandson. He directed that his moveable estate, both goods and chattels, be equally divided between his three sons, Amos, Thomas and Simon, and that 5 pounds be paid to Ephraim Tuttle 3rd, out of his moveable estate, by his three sons. Colver-Culver Additions and Corrections suggested that Ephraim Tuttle 3rd was, perhaps, another grandson, son of his other, unnamed, daughter.7,6,8
Death*before 27 September 1786He died before 27 September 1786, the date his will was probated in Morris County, New Jersey.9

Family

Lydia Colver d. b 6 Mar 1786
Children1.Thomas Colver Jr.9 b. c 1728
2.Amos Colver9,3
3._______ Colver+3 d. b 6 Mar 1786
4.Simon Colver+9 b. 7 Apr 1745, d. 1828
5.Ephraim Colver+3 d. b 8 Mar 1786
6.Thomas Colver Jr.9 b. 1747
7.Lydia Colver3

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Third Generation, pages 59-61. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 139. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  3. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142.
  4. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Fourth Generation, page 73, noting his purchase of only "100" acres from Thomas Batson and citing Chambers' Early Germans of New Jersey.
  5. [S1396] Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers, The Early Germans of New Jersey, their History, Churches and Genealogies, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Dover, New Jersey: Dover Printing Company, 1895), page 298, noting his purchase of 200 acres from Thomas Batson in 1749. Hereinafter cited as Early Germans of New Jersey.
  6. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  7. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, noting the date of his will as 8 March 1786.
  8. [S1314] New Jersey Secretary of State, Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Digitized copy of a microreproduction of original published: New Jersey : Secretary of State, 1912 in 3 volumes. The wills indexed are now filed at the New Jersey State Archives. Contents: Volume 1. Atlantic - Essex counties -- Volume 2. Gloucester - Monmouth counties -- Volume 3. Morris - Warren counties, unrecorded wills, prerogative wills. Addenda. Names are arranged alphabetically under each county. (New Jersey: New Jersey Secretary of State, 1912), Volume 3, Morris County, page 1031, Thomas Colver Sr., #649-N, Book 28, page 484, Will-1786, Inventory-1786. Hereinafter cited as Index of wills, inventories, etc., prior to 1901 (New Jersey).
  9. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward, Fourth Generation, page 73.

Thomas Colver Jr.1

b. 1747
Father*Thomas Colver1 d. b 27 Sep 1786
Mother*Lydia Colver1 d. b 6 Mar 1786
Birth*1747Thomas Colver Jr. was born in 1747.1

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Fourth Generation, page 73. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.

Thomas Colver Jr.1

b. circa 1728
Father*Thomas Colver1 d. b 27 Sep 1786
Mother*Lydia Colver1 d. b 6 Mar 1786
Birth*circa 1728Thomas Colver Jr. was born circa 1728 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.1
Land Records*1749Thomas Colver Jr. sold 46 acres of land to Jabesh Pembleton in 1749. He probably would have needed to be at least 21 years of age at the time.1
(Eldest Son) Will6 March 1786Thomas Colver Jr. was named as a beneficiary in the will of his father dated 6 March 1786 in Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey. He bequeathed to his son Thomas, that he shall possess and enjoy forever, the 40 acres more or less he, Thomas Jr., had already received and was then living on. His father's will included bequeaths to his other children and grandchildren, and then directed that his moveable estate, both goods and chattels, be equally divided between his three sons, Amos, Thomas and Simon. Thomas and his brother Simon were named as their father's executors.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S1319] Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London and Mystic, Connecticut, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910), Fourth Generation, page 73. Hereinafter cited as Colver-Culver Genealogy : Descendants of Edward.
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142, noting the date of his will as 8 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  3. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  4. [S1314] New Jersey Secretary of State, Index of wills, inventories, etc. in the office of the Secretary of State prior to 1901, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Digitized copy of a microreproduction of original published: New Jersey : Secretary of State, 1912 in 3 volumes. The wills indexed are now filed at the New Jersey State Archives. Contents: Volume 1. Atlantic - Essex counties -- Volume 2. Gloucester - Monmouth counties -- Volume 3. Morris - Warren counties, unrecorded wills, prerogative wills. Addenda. Names are arranged alphabetically under each county. (New Jersey: New Jersey Secretary of State, 1912), Volume 3, Morris County, page 1031, Thomas Colver Sr., #649-N, Book 28, page 484, Will-1786, Inventory-1786. Hereinafter cited as Index of wills, inventories, etc., prior to 1901 (New Jersey).

Timothy Colver1

Father*John Colver1 b. c 1672, d. 1760
Mother*Sarah Long1 b. c 1673, d. 1756
Birth*Timothy Colver was probably born in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): pages 140-143. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."

_______ Colver1

d. before 6 March 1786
Father*Thomas Colver1 d. b 27 Sep 1786
Mother*Lydia Colver1 d. b 6 Mar 1786
Birth*She was born in New Jersey.2
Marriage*She may have married Ephraim Tuttle, son of Ephraim Tuttle and Sarah Colver, in New Jersey.3,4
Death*before 6 March 1786She probably died in New Jersey before 6 March 1786, the date her father wrote his will and did not mention her.5

Family

Ephraim Tuttle
Children1.Isaiah Tuttle3 b. c 1746
2.Israel Tuttle3
3.(?) Jemima Tuttle+6 b. 30 Jun 1752
4.Ephraim Tuttle 3rd4 d. 5 Nov 1802

Citations

  1. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", The American Genealogist, Volume 31, pages 129-154 (July 1955): page 142. Hereinafter cited as "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  2. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, suggesting, perhaps, that she may have been the mother of Ephraim Tuttle 3rd.
  3. [S1393] Alva M. Tuttle, Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Cleveland, Ohio: published by the compiler, 1968), pages 174-175. Hereinafter cited as Tuttle - Tuthill Lines in America.
  4. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, suggesting Thomas Colver's unnamed daughter as the mother of Ephraim Tuttle 3rd.
  5. [S1398] Geni, a MyHeritage Company, online at www.geni.com, Will of Thomas Colver Sr. at http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Colver/…, believed to be a fairly accurate transcription of his will, noting date as 6 March 1786. Hereinafter cited as Geni.com.
  6. [S1397] W. Herbert Wood (deceased) and prepared for publication by Donald Lines Jacobus, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy", page 142, suggesting Thomas Colver's unnamed daughter as the mother of Ephraim Tuttle 3rd, Jemima's brother.

Ebenezer Colwell1

Marriage*27 September 1769He married Sarah Price, daughter of Benjamin Price and Silence Hayward, on 27 September 1769 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Sarah Price b. 16 Oct 1748

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Price, pages 292-293. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 87. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Abigail Conant1,2

b. 2 August 1705
Father*William Conant3
Mother*Mary Trow3
Birth*2 August 1705Abigail Conant was born on 2 August 1705 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, her name recorded as "Abigel."

Abihail Conant1,2,3,4

b. 10 December 1746
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*John Conant5 b. 20 Apr 1725
Mother*Abihail Pratt3 b. 8 Dec 1724
Birth*10 December 1746Abihail Conant was born on 10 December 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*22 June 1775She married John Willis, son of Joab Willis and Martha Bolton, on 22 June 1775 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).5,3,4

Family

John Willis b. 17 Jun 1745

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, her name noted as "Abigail". Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 75. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 411, he was called John 2nd.
  5. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301.

Benjamin Conant1

b. 29 August 1756
Father*Lot Conant2,1 b. 5 May 1718
Mother*Betty Holmes1
Birth*29 August 1756Benjamin Conant was born on 29 August 1756 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Marriage*6 March 1783He married Betty Hooper, daughter of Hezekiah Hooper and Elizabeth Leonard, on 6 March 1783 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,4
Relocation*1790After the birth of their fourth child in 1790, Benjamin and Elizabeth Conant moved their family from Bridgewater to Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine.1
Children* Betty and Benjamin had a total of five children, the last one born at Turner.1

Family

Elizabeth Hooper b. 17 Jul 1759

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 76. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 88.

Bethia Conant1

b. 8 November 1677
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*8 November 1677Bethia Conant was born on 8 November 1677 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

David Conant1

b. 17 August 1699
Father*William Conant2
Mother*Mary Trow2
Birth*17 August 1699David Conant was born on 17 August 1699 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage28 November 1723He married Sarah Hayward, daughter of Benjamin Hayward and Sarah Aldrich, on 28 November 1723 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 175, his name spelled "Connant". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elizabeth Conant1

b. 16 November 1701
Father*William Conant1
Mother*Mary Trow2
Birth*16 November 1701Elizabeth Conant was born on 16 November 1701 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*21 May 1724She married Benjamin Hayward, son of Benjamin Hayward and Sarah Aldrich, on 21 May 1724 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family

Benjamin Hayward b. 21 Jul 1701
Children1.Sarah Hayward1
2.Rebecca Hayward1 b. 1729
3.Hannah Hayward1 b. 1736
4.Ruth Hayward1 b. 1741

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elizabeth Conant1

b. 25 December 1727
Father*Nathaniel Conant2 b. 3 Jan 1679, d. 8 Sep 1745
Mother*Elizabeth Hains3
Birth*25 December 1727Elizabeth Conant was born on 25 December 1727 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*14 June 1744She married Daniel Keith, son of John Keith and Hannah Washburn, on 14 June 1744 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5
Death*She died sometime between the birth of her daughter Naomi on 6 Apr 1754 and her husband's second marriage on 21 Oct 1756. Elizabeth would have been only in her middle 20s when she died.2,6,7

Family

Daniel Keith b. 2 May 1725
Children1.Isaiah Keith2 b. 22 Mar 1745
2.Daniel Keith+1 b. 3 Apr 1747, d. 28 Apr 1803
3.Jeremiah Keith2 b. 15 Sep 1749
4.Naomi Keith2,6 b. 6 Apr 1754

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19, the date stated as 20 Oct 1766. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 76, the record noted she was the daughter of his second wife Elizabeth, who according to Mitchell's Bridgewater History, was actually his third wife. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 210.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 189, noting she was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 210.

Hannah Conant1

b. 25 January 1683/84
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*25 January 1683/84Hannah Conant was born on 25 January 1683/84 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*30 May 1710She married first Nathaniel Hill, son of Jonathan Hill and Mary ______, on 30 May 1710 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,5,6,3,7
Marriage13 December 1732She married second, as his third wife, Samuel Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Hannah Willis, on 13 December 1732 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).8,9

Family

Nathaniel Hill b. 7 May 1676

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1225] Frederick Odell Conant, A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family in England and America : Thirteen Generations, 1620-1887, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Portland, Maine: Frederick Odell Conant, 1887), page 173. Hereinafter cited as Conant Family in England and America, 1620-1887.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hill, pages 186-188.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 138-141.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 180. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  7. [S1228] J. Gardner Bartlett, John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., and his Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904), page10. Hereinafter cited as John Hill of Dorchester and his Descendants.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 175.

John Conant1

b. 20 April 1725
Father*Nathaniel Conant2 b. 3 Jan 1679, d. 8 Sep 1745
Mother*Elizabeth Hains2
Birth*20 April 1725John Conant was born on 20 April 1725 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*3 March 1745/46He married Abihail Pratt, daughter of Deacon Solomon Pratt and Sarah Johnson, on 3 March 1745/46 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4

Family

Abihail Pratt b. 8 Dec 1724
Child1.Abihail Conant1 b. 10 Dec 1746

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 77, the record noted he was the son of his second wife Elizabeth, who according to Mitchell's Bridgewater History, was actually his third wife. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 303, her name spelled "Abiel" in the Bridgewater record and "Abigail" in the marriage record for Plymouth County.

Josiah Conant1

b. 26 November 1681
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*26 November 1681Josiah Conant was born on 26 November 1681 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Lot Conant1

b. 20 August 1689
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Baptism*20 August 1689Lot was baptized in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), on the 20th day of the 8th month in 1689 which hopefully converts to 20 August 1689.2
Birth27 March 1690Hid birth was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), on 27 March 1690.1,3
MarriageHe married Hannah Goodspeed.1

Family

Hannah Goodspeed
Children1.Lot Conant+1 b. 5 May 1718
2.Timothy Conant+1 b. 21 Nov 1732, d. b 22 May 1803

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 80, his surname spelled "Conent". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Lot Conant1

b. 5 May 1718
Father*Lot Conant1 b. 20 Aug 1689
Mother*Hannah Goodspeed1
Birth*5 May 1718Lot Conant was born on 5 May 1718 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*17 February 1743He married Betty Holmes of Middleborough or Halifax on 17 February 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5

Family

Betty Holmes
Child1.Benjamin Conant1,5 b. 29 Aug 1756

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 77. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143, noted she was from Halifax.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 90, noted her residence as Middleborough.
  5. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Lydia Conant1

b. 8 November 1692
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*8 November 1692Lydia Conant was born on 8 November 1692 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 80, her surname spelled "Conent". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Martha Conant1

b. 24 February 1686/87
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*24 February 1686/87Martha Conant was born on 24 February 1686/87 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mary Conant1,2

b. 4 April 1694
Father*William Conant3
Mother*Mary Trow3
Birth*4 April 1694Mary Conant was born on 4 April 1694 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.

Nathaniel Conant1

b. 3 January 1679, d. 8 September 1745
Father*Nathaniel Conant2 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______2
Birth*3 January 1679Nathaniel Conant was born on 3 January 1679 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
MarriageHe married first Mary ______.2
No Issue*Nathaniel and Mary Conant probably had no children together.2
Marriage*He married second Margret ______.2
Marriage*17 December 1716He married third Elizabeth Hains on 17 December 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4
Death*8 September 1745He died on 8 September 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 66.5

Family 1

Margret ______

Family 2

Elizabeth Hains
Children1.John Conant+2 b. 20 Apr 1725
2.Elizabeth Conant+1 b. 25 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 90. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 451, and noted husband of Margaret, husband of Elizabeth.

Nathaniel Conant1

d. 22 August 1732
Marriage*He married Hannah ______.1
Biographical Info*before 1690Nathaniel with his wife Hannah came from Beverly, Essex County, and settled in South Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), before 1690. Nathaniel was a descendant of Roger Conant, who came to New England in 1623 and lived at Plymouth, Nantasket, Cape Ann and afterwards at Salem where he built the first house about 1626. Roger Conant died in Beverly in 1679 in his 89th year.1
Will*1712Nathaniel wrote a will dated in 1712 and proved in 1732 naming his children.1
Death*22 August 1732He was probably the Nathaniel Conant who died "old" on 22 August 1732 in Bridgewater.2

Family

Hannah ______
Children1.Bethia Conant1 b. 8 Nov 1677
2.Nathaniel Conant+1 b. 3 Jan 1679, d. 8 Sep 1745
3.Josiah Conant1 b. 26 Nov 1681
4.William Conant+1
5.Hannah Conant1 b. 25 Jan 1683/84
6.Martha Conant1 b. 24 Feb 1686/87
7.Lot Conant+1 b. 20 Aug 1689
8.Lydia Conant1 b. 8 Nov 1692
9.Rebecca Conant1 b. 4 Oct 1694

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Deaths, page 451. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Rebecca Conant1

b. 4 October 1694
Father*Nathaniel Conant1 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*4 October 1694Rebecca Conant was born on 4 October 1694 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 80, her surname spelled "Conent". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Timothy Conant1

Father*Timothy Conant2 b. 21 Nov 1732, d. b 22 May 1803
Mother*Hannah Blackman2 b. 31 Jul 1737, d. 25 Feb 1825
Marriage*25 February 1788He married Nancy Pratt, daughter of Solomon Pratt Jr. and Abihail Hooper, on 25 February 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3,2

Family

Nancy Pratt

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 309. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Timothy Conant1

b. 21 November 1732, d. before 22 May 1803
Father*Lot Conant2 b. 20 Aug 1689
Mother*Hannah Goodspeed2
Birth*21 November 1732Timothy Conant was born on 21 November 1732 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage27 October 1754He married Hannah Blackman of Stoughton, daughter of Thomas Blackman and Mary Horton, probably shortly after 27 October 1754, when their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,2
Death*before 22 May 1803He died before 22 May 1803 when his widow married again.5

Family

Hannah Blackman b. 31 Jul 1737, d. 25 Feb 1825
Child1.Timothy Conant2

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 79. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 92.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hooper, pages 195-197.

William Conant1

Father*Nathaniel Conant2 d. 22 Aug 1732
Mother*Hannah ______2
Marriage*He married Mary Trow of Beverly, Essex County.2

Family

Mary Trow
Children1.Mary Conant2 b. 4 Apr 1694
2.William Conant2 b. 30 Jan 1695/96
3.David Conant2 b. 17 Aug 1699
4.Elizabeth Conant+1 b. 16 Nov 1701
5.Abigail Conant2 b. 2 Aug 1705

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.

William Conant1,2

b. 30 January 1695/96
Father*William Conant3
Mother*Mary Trow3
Birth*30 January 1695/96William Conant was born on 30 January 1695/96 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Conant, pages 139-143.

Alice Shove Conger1

b. 8 July 1870, d. between 1958 and 1959
Alice Shove Conger Hunter
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Bolton
5th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Crayton Hall Conger1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
Mother*Louisa Agnes Shove1 b. 24 Jun 1841, d. c 1943
Birth*8 July 1870Alice Shove Conger was born on 8 July 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The family was enumerated there for the 1870 Census the day after Alice's birth, although Alice was too young to be included.2
(Daughter) ResidenceAround the time of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred 8 Oct 1871, baby Alice moved with her parents to a farm near Oneida, Knox County, Illinois. Their daughter Alice's two letters contradict each other regarding the timing of the family's move. Her "c1935" source said the move was just prior to the fire and her "c1950" notes stated it was shortly after.3,4,5,6
(Daughter) Relocation12 April 1878 Within a few years of the family's move to the farm in Oneida, her father's health began to fail. Thinking that a change in climate might help, her parents moved their family to New Mexico in 1877. Alice, who was 7 years old, wrote later that she had only a dim recollection of the long journey. Her brother Roy was 4, Elizabeth 2, and Hazel was an infant. Her half-brother, Arthur, and his family made the trip also. Arthur was 26, his wife Ella was 21, and their young daughter Lucy was 3.

At that time, Trinidad, Colorado was the end of the railroad line and the family made the remainder of the trip to New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach. It was a tiring and dusty trip, and would have been especially so for the young children. Her father and Arthur invested together in the purchase of what was commonly known then as a "Post Traders" store at Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico. Crayton was appointed as the post trader and they bought the Sutler's store on 12 April 1878.7,4,5
Marriage*15 June 1892She married Guy Hunter, son of Andrew Oliver Hunter and Eliza Heaton, on 15 June 1892.4,5,1
Education*between 1895 and 1898Alice was educated in the field of Dentistry between 1895 and 1898 at Northwestern University, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, graduating with a degree of D.D.S. "with honors" in 1898 and earning a Demonstratorship which was offered to a few in each class who held the highest grades. She was one of only three women who were the first ever permitted to study dentistry at the Northwestern University Dental School. At the end of her freshman year the Northwestern purchased the American Dental School, acquiring a large building with its equipment and many more students including four more women. With the additional students, upon Alice's graduation, there were 7 women and 180 men. Although the Dean admitted that she was among those entitled to a Demonstratorship, a paid position and considered almost the same as a post graduate course, she was not permitted to return for the years-work in the clinic which a Demonstratorship required because the faculty decided it would not be wise to permit a woman to teach or advise the men. She was, of course, very disappointed at the injustice. At the end of the next year, however, she was pleasantly surprised to receive an "Honorary Diploma" just as she would have earned had she been permitted to serve.4,5
Occupation*She was a dentist, beginning her practice in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. After her graduation from dental school, Alice and Guy Hunter moved their family into a large house which was able to accommodate an office and its equipment and also provided living quarters for their family.4,5,1
(Participant) Family Photo19 January 1903 On 19 Jan 1903 several photos of the extended Heaton family were taken at a family gathering, probably at William and Lucy Heaton's home in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple shots of primarily the same individuals in different groupings are spread across the country among the Heaton descendants.8
Family Photo*1910She had a lovely photo taken early in 1910 with her new son Robert Heaton Hunter.
Employment*She was employed by the School District, and was "in charge of dental exams for school children" in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.1
Death*between 1958 and 1959She died between 1958 and 1959 in Des Moines.9,1

Family

Guy Hunter b. 1867
Children1.Donald Hunter1 b. 25 Nov 1893, d. 8 Oct 1913
2.Robert Heaton Hunter1 b. 14 Dec 1909, d. bt 1977 - 1978
3.Janet Hunter+1 b. 3 Mar 1911, d. c 1946

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Crayton H. Conger, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois, roll M593_200, page 204, image 409. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S256] The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, online at http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/timeline/greatfire.html. Hereinafter cited as Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  4. [S21] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935", first of two writings obtained, (untitled with the exception of her name, undated and probably written around 1935). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1935."
  5. [S22] Alice Shove (Conger) Hunter, "(Autobiographical Notes of) Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950", second of two writings obtained, (undated and probably written around 1950). Hereinafter cited as "Autobiographical Notes of Alice Shove Conger-Hunter, c1950."
  6. [S7] Obituary of Samuel Shove, submitted by his son Josiah Shove, pages 223-225, although some of the lineage information, especially of the early Shoves in America, has proved to be incorrect. (Names mixed up and at least one generation skipped.) Samuel's son Josiah likely wrote parts of the obituary from his memory of stories his father had told him. And, of course, neither of them had any first hand information of anything before Samuel's birth in 1789. From this researcher's point of view, other sources should be considered more reliable -- especially on events and people of the 1600s and 1700s, Necrology of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, for the year 1874, Providence, Rhode Island, LHB Notebook - Books, News, & Online, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Shove Necrology - RI Society 1874.
  7. [S258] James Ivey, "'The Best Sutler's Store in America': James E. Barrow and the Formation of Trader's Row at Fort Union, New Mexico, 1867-1891", New Mexico Historical Review volume 70, number 3, pages 299-327 (July 1995): pages 229-327. Hereinafter cited as "Trader's Row (and the Congers) at Fort Union."
  8. [S1457] "Heaton Family Photograph Collection." (Old family photographs in the possession of LHB, Santa Barbara, California, ). Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Photograph Collection."
  9. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).