Captain Hyram Moffitt

Hyram Moffitt was the son of Lemuel Moffitt and Lucy Amidown. He was born August 22, 1798 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He married Rhoda Perkins on January 26, 1826 in Oxford, Worcester County, MA. Rhoda was born in 1797 and nothing is known of her parentage. Rhoda died on July 16, 1842 (see headstone on right) and Hyram took Mary Perkins as his second wife and Lucinda Stevens (Studley?) for his third wife. She was born February 7, 1812 in Danbury, Fairfield Cty, CT to Amasa and Anna Stevens. She died 1880 in Beloit, Rock Couty, WI and is buried in Broadhead, WI. Hyram died on October 19, 1881 while living with his son in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. According to the Oxford records he removed to Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. It was here that his grandson, John Fremont Ellis, had relocated. I'm not sure how Hyram Moffitt obtained the rank of Captain or if he experienced any military action as his birthdate was in 1798, I'll presume it was the war of 1812 though he would have been over 50 at that point. But perhaps I shouldn't assume that he saw any action at all and may have gained his rank in peace time.

Hyram Moffitt through his marriage to Rhoda Perkins had the following children:

Harriet Augusta Moffitt born June 10, 1827 in Worcester County, Massachusetts married Jedediah Ellis on April 3, 1845 in Oxford, Worcester, MA and died April 9, 1861 in Richland, Oswego County, MA. These were my ancestors.

Mary Lucy Moffitt born April 13, 1829 in Oxford, Worcester, MA married Reuben Williams in Oxford on September 9, 1847.

Louisa C. Moffitt born 1831 in Oxford, married May 9, 1848 to Thomas Lamb in Oxford. She died in February of 1851.

Hyram (or Hiram) Moffitt born April 1833 married Susan M. Merrill on March 25, 1879 in Rock County, Wisconsin.

Horace Moffitt born 1834 and died 1851

Otis Moffitt born 1838

Charles O. Moffitt born February 1841

The names of Horace and Charles were passed on to Harriet's own sons, as well to Hiram, Jr.'s children.

I believe that Hyram and his third wife, Lucy, had the following children:

Estella Moffitt married Francis M. Edwards on September 4, 1878 in Twin Grove, Green County, Wisconsin.

George Moffatt born October 14, 1863 in New York, died July 9, 1907 in Beloit, WI.

Mary E. Moffatt married Joel Hath on August 11, 1878 in Brodhead, Green County, WI.

From the U.S. Federal Census 1880, Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin:

Hiram MOFFETT Self M Male W 47 MA Farm Laborer MA MA
Susan MOFFETT Wife M Female W 28 WI Keeping House NY NY
George MOFFETT Son S Male W 17 WI Farm Laborer MA NY
Lucy MOFFETT Dau S Female W 13 WI At School MA NY
Charles MOFFETT Son S Male W 11 WI At School MA NY
Horace MOFFETT Son S Male W 9 WI At School MA NY
Hiram MOFFETT Father M Male W 81 MA Farmer MA MA



Query

We have a Nathaniel PERKINS b 1825 in Watertown, NY who married Martha DORCHESTER in Brownville, NY in 1848. There was a Rebecca PERKINS who married a George MOFFITT and they had a son Charles Moffitt there. Do you have any info on this Lineage?

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Sources

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHBM-LXC : accessed 7 October 2015), Hiram Moffit and Rhoda Perkins, 26 Jan 1826; citing reference 540; FHL microfilm 754,010.

"Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWNC-PPJ : accessed 7 October 2015), Rhoda Moffitt, 16 Jul 1842; citing Oxford, Massachusetts, v 3 p 242, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 959,806.

"Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCMZ-H65 : accessed 7 October 2015), Rhoda Moffit, 16 Jul 1842; citing Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, reference 450; FHL microfilm 754,010.

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH92-CTR : accessed 7 October 2015), Rhoda Moffitt in entry for Reuben Williams and Mary L. Moffitt, 09 Sep 1847; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 754,011.

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH92-CYD : accessed 7 October 2015), Rhoda Moffitt in entry for Thomas Lamb and Louisa C. Moffitt, 09 May 1848; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 754,011.

"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR8P-X5Z : accessed 7 October 2015), Rhoda Moffitt in entry for Hiram Moffitt and Susan M. Merrill, 25 Mar 1879; citing reference 118; FHL microfilm 1,275,529.

"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRLB-459 : accessed 7 October 2015), Lucy Moffitt in entry for Francis M. Edwards and Estella Moffitt, 04 Sep 1878; citing reference p 01512; FHL microfilm 1,266,668.

"Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRLB-4PR : accessed 7 October 2015), Lucy Moffatt in entry for Joel Hath and Mary E. Moffatt, 11 Aug 1878; citing reference p 01511; FHL microfilm 1,266,668.

"Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL9P-XXF : accessed 7 October 2015), Lucy Moffatt in entry for George Moffatt, 1907; citing Death, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,311,654. (this record shows Lucy and Hyram being born in NY)

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNS7-328 : accessed 7 October 2015), Lucy A Moffitt in household of Hiram Moffitt, Wisconsin, United States; citing p. 14, family 114, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,234.


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