Captain Hyram Moffitt

Hyram (Hiram) 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 in Oxford, Worcester, MA to Newman Perkins and Anne Coon. Rhoda died on July 16, 1842 in Oxford. Hyram took Rhoda's sister, Mary Perkins, as his second wife (1806-1865) and Lucinda Stevens Studley for his third wife (1812-1880). 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 son Hiram as well as his grandson, John Fremont Ellis, had relocated. No burial site has been located for Hyram as of yet. If anyone knows, please contact me!

Hyram Moffitt obtained the rank of Captain in February of 1829 at Oxford, MA as part of the town's light infantry. They were to be ready on a minutes notice if there were any skirmishes. It doesn't look as if Hyram was ever engaged in battle and they were disbanded in 1830. "As quoted in the History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts: With Genealogies Vol. 2: "The frequency of military titles in the records indicates that military office was considered honorable, and many of these officers were prominent and influential citizens." Hyram (Hiram) built a dam and mill in Oxford.

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

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 Sr. and his third wife, Lucy, had the following children:


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? Contact


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 July 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 July 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 August 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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