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Blodgett Family

First known ancestors were Josiah Blodgett and Eunice Barlow. They had a son, Archippus Blodgett born about 1788 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. His first wife may have been Mary Lamkin and they had two daughters:

Sarah Blodgett married Ezra Crocker as his second wife.

Angeline Blodgett born 1807 in Brushton, Franklin, New York and died March 17, 1837 in Brushton, Franklin, New York.. Angeline married Dyer Noah Crocker who was born January 9, 1799 in Moretown, Washington, Vermont and died March 26, 1894 in Moira, Franklin, New York.. He was the brother of Ezra Crocker and the son of Israel Crocker and Ruth Stoddard. Noah was born about 1822 in New York and died July 23, 1865. Angeline died March 17, 1837 in Brushton, Franklin, New York. They had two children:

  • Ruth Sophronia Crocker born September 17, 1831 in Franklin County, New York and died August 28, 1899 in Brushton, Franklin, New York. She married David Currier Cornish.
  • Harrison Archibald Crocker born October 28, 1836 in Moira, Franklin, New York and died April 9, 1880 in Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts. He married February 5, 1866 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Almira “Myra” Lake.

After the death of their mother, Archippus married Celia Allen March 4, 1811. She may have been married to Daniel Richards after his death? Archippus and Celia had two daughters:

Jeanette L. Blodgett was born February 4, 1822 in New Hampshire and died April 1, 1907 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin. She married her sister’s widower, Dyer Noah Crocker and they had six children:

  • Charles Marshall Crocker born about 1840 in Franklin County, New York (probably Bombay) and died February 19, 1919 in Kansas. He was married to Harriet Alma Campbell (1848-1886) and they had three children: Ella H. Crocker (1866), Franklin Ezekiel Crocker (1867-1929), and George M. Crocker (1869)..
  • Joseph Crocker born 1843 in Moriah, Essex, New York and died May 14, 1864 in Virginia.*
  • Angeline Celia/Selia Crocker born September 12, 1846 in Myra, New York, New York and died August 29, 1932 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin. She married George Henry Fuller (1857-1931) and they had four children: Carl Thurston Fuller (1884-1962), Louise M. Fuller (1885), Alice Mabel Fuller (1886), and Beatrice Frances Fuller (1913-2007).**
  • Genevea Weltha Crocker was born August 28, 1856 in Leeds, Upper Canada and died March 21, 1924 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin. She married August 7, 1873 in Waukegan, Lake, Illinois to Alfred E. Reynolds (1847-1935) and they had two children: Grace Reynolds (1877) and Gertrude M. Reynolds (1891).
  • Eleanor Elizabeth Crocker* was born May 4, 1858 in Augusta, Ontario, Canada and died September 23, 1938 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. She married July 8, 1877 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois to Frank Llewellyn Pratt (1854-1927). They had four children: George Llewellyn Pratt (1878-1941), Eva Leda Pratt (1880), Lucius Alfred Pratt (1882-1921), and an infant Pratt (1886).
  • Julia Ada Crocker* was born April 16, 1860 in Upper Canada (most likely Augusta, Grenville, Canada West where the family was living in 1861) and died January 17, 1946 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin. She married in 1879 to John Douglas Artlip (1860-1943). They had seven children: Frederick John Artlip (1881), James A. Artlip (1883), Mary J. Artlip (1885-1995), Harriet Jeanette Artlip (1888), Homer Artlip (1892), Ada O. Artlip (1896-1920), and Clare Artlip (1903).

Jeanette’s son, Joseph who was born in 1843 in Moriah, Essex, New York lost his life May 14, 1864 in Virginia. This battle would have been Grant’s Wilderness Campaign which sustained heavy losses on the Union side.

I’m not completely sure of the circumstances but another family researcher thinks that Noah may have been abusive towards Jeanette as she can be found in her mother and step-father’s home in 1850 in Bombay, Franklin, New York along with her children Joseph and Angeline “Celia”. Charles was a farm hand for Joanna Streeter in Bombay, Franklin, New York according to the 1850 U.S. Federal Census. In the census she is listed as Jennet Follet which might indicate that she was in hiding. In any case, she ran off with Alfred J. White, their farmhand and her junior by 9 years into Canada. See more about their family.

Sabrina Harriet Blodgett was born August 13, 1828 in Franklin Falls, Franklin, New York and died November 24, 1910 in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa. She married John D. Annett who was born June 24, 1824 in County Down, Northern Ireland. Their children:

  • Margaret “Maggie” Annett born December 27, 1846 in Franklin, Franklin, New York and died May 8, 1909 in Fairbank, Buchanan, Iowa. She married January 20, 1869 in Chickasaw County, Iowa to Harvey D. Bowdish.
  • Celia Kisiah Annett born 1849 born May 26, 1849 in Franklin County, New York, died June 2, 1917 in Iowa. She married November 4, 1869 in Chickasaw County, Iowa to Namon W. Hartson.
  • Seymour Annett born about 1853 in Franklin County, New York.
  • William Annett born 1858 in Franklin County, New York and died August 7, 1860 in Franklin County, New York.
  • Emily Annett born about 1859 Franklin County, New York.
  • Joseph Hiram Annett born October 22, 1863 in Franklin County, New York, died October 20, 1938 in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa. He married October 8, 1887 in Chickasaw, Hampton, Iowa to Mary Magdeline Remetch
  • Jerome Wesley Annett born February 18, 1869 in Chickasaw County, Iowa and died June 9, 1948 in Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin. He married Rhoda Jeannette Carpenter.

Allied Families

Bailey/Bayley Family

Abigail Bailey was born to Abner Bailey born 1774 in Newbury, Orange, Vermont and died May 9, 1852 in Topsham, Orange, Vermont and Hannah White born June 30, 1779 in Newbury, Orange, Vermont and died November 14, 1864 in Topsham, Orange, Vermont. Abner and Hannah were married September 5, 1796 in Newbury, Orange, Vermont. Abner’s father was Ephraim Bayley and his mother was Hannah Fowler. Abner and Hannah’s children:

Abigail Bailey was born December 28, 1801 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire and died August 5, 1883. She married first June 26, 1823 in Topsham, Orange, Vermont to Mark Sawyer, Jr. and they had the following children:

  • Alden Sawyer (1824-1907)
  • Anna Sawyer (1825-1837)
  • Jacob B. Sawyer (1827-1863)
  • Myra Sawyer (1829-1909)
  • Moses W. Sawyer (1831-1902)
  • Henry Sawyer (1834-1910)
  • John Sawyer (1836-1913)
  • Fannie White Sawyer (1841-1908)
  • Mary Sawyer (1845-1845)

Abigail married second to June 28, 1871 in Stannard, Caledonia, Vermont to Joseph Blodgett (see above)

Lydia White Bailey was born July 17, 1813 in Topsham, Orange, Vermont and died July 22, 1890 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa. She married on September 13, 1837 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts to Samuel Porter Putnam. She had one daughter Hannah Elizabeth Putman (1840-1930) who married Corning Edward Goodwin.

Philena A Bailey was born September 1824 in Topsham, Orange, Vermont and died April 25, 1900 in Salisbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married October 1837 in New Hampshire to Harrison Day and they had two children: Lucy B. Day and James H. Day. She married December 17, 1846 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont to Albert Ladd. She married for a third time on September 29, 1849 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts to James B. Pratt.

Crocker Family

Jabez Crocker was born August 31, 1702 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut and died in 1780 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. He married November 5, 1710 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut and died in 1780 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut to Experience Fox. She was born April 7, 1719 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. Their son:

  • James Crocker, a Revolutionary War soldier, was born August 4, 1747 and died about 1817. On December 28, 1768 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut he married Prudence Lathrop. Prudence was born August 16, 1749 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut to Israel Lathrop and Sarah Bradford. She died November 30, 1771 in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire. Their children:
  • Israel Crocker born September 28, 1769 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut
  • James Crocker born in August 4, 1771 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut
  • John Crocker born June 27, 1773 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut
  • Joseph Crocker born August 22, 1775 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut
  • Russell Crocker born October 6, 1777 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut
  • James Crocker born August 4, 1786 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut

Israel Crocker married on August 21, 1792 in New Hampshire to Ruth Stoddard. They had at least two children:

Dyer Noah Crocker (or Noah Dyer Crocker) born January 9, 1799 in Moretown, Washington, Vermont and died March 26, 1894 in Moira, Franklin, New York.. Dyer enlisted in 1861 in Bangor, New York. He was mustered into the 98th Infantry in 1862. He was discharged January 11, 1863.

Ezra Crocker, Sr. was born March 16, 1821 in Moretown, Washington County, Vermont and died December 6, 1863 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. He was a Civil War casualty. He first married a woman named Dolly and had a son, Ezra, Jr. He then married Sarah Blodgett, sister to Jeanette and Angeline. Ezra and Sarah had a son named Albert.

Dyer was married first to Angeline B. Blodgett who was a teacher. Their children:

  • Ruth S. Crocker was born September 17, 1831 in Franklin County, New York and died August 28, 1899 in Brushton, Franklin, New York.
  • Harrison A. Crocker was born October 28, 1836 in Moira, Franklin, New York.. He married Myra Leake.

Jenett (Jeanette Blodgett). Another ancestry.com researcher is a descendant of Ezra Crocker and said that Jeanette was married to Daniel Crocker and lost one son in the Civil War and that Daniel died around the same time. There is a Daniel Crocker who joined the 5th Vermont Infantry, Co. D as a private and died July 23, 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia. I can not find any evidence at this point showing a marriage between Jeanette and a Daniel Crocker. But note that she did lose her son, Joseph in the Civil War.

Dyer Noah married second to Jeanette L. Blodgett.had several children (some of which took the White surname later.) Their children:

  • Charles Marshall Crocker born in Franklin County, New York and died February 19 1919, in Kansas. He married Harriett Alma Campbell (1848-1886) and they had Ella H., Franklin Ezekiel, and George M.
  • Angeline Celia Crocker born September 12, 1846 in Moira, Franklin, New York and died August 29, 1932 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin. She married George Henry Fuller (1857-1931) and they had Carl Thurston, Louise M., Alice Mabel, and Beatrice Frances. (Took White surname in 1880 U.S. Census, Evanston, Cook, Illinois)
  • Joseph Crocker born 1843 in Moira, Franklin, New York and was killed May 14, 1864 in the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia. He enlisted October 18, 1861 in Bangor for 3 years. He was mustered in on December 13, 1861 as a private. He was in Co. D, 98th NY Inf. Jennet applied for his pension June 28, 1880. Prior to his enlistment, he was working on a farm in Franklin County, New York in 1860.
  • Genevea Weltha Crocker born August 28, 1856 in Leeds, Upper Canada and died March 21, 1924 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin. She married Alfred E. Reynolds (1847-1935). They had Grace and Gertrude M. (Took White surname.)
  • Eleanor (Nellie) Elizabeth Crocker born May 4, 1858 in Augusta, Ontario, Canada and died September 23, 1938 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. She married Frank Llewellyn Pratt (1854-1927) and had George Llewellyn, Eva Leda, Lucius Alfred, and infant. (Took White surname in 1880 U.S. Census, Evanston, Cook, Illinois)
  • Julia Ada Crocker born April 16, 1860 in Upper Canada and died January 17, 1946 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin. She married John Douglas Artlip and had Fredrick John, James A., Mary J., Harriet Jeanette, Homer, Ada O., and Clare. (Took White surname)

Jeanette was very unhappy and left Dyer. She married their farmhand, Alfred J. White and they fled to Canada in 1861. This may have been an effort to protect young Marshall Crocker from the same fate his brother, or to evade Dyer.

Dyer married thirdly to Louisa Abbott and they had:

  • Charles A. Crocker born about 1865

Rootsweb post by Susan Wyllie

1870 census – Northumberland, Coos, New Hampshire, page 146

Darius Blodgett, 49, born in New Hampshire, Farmer
Sarah, wife, 47 was born Vermont, Keeping House
Alger, 7 was born New Hampshire
Elizah Blodgett, 84, born in New Hampshire
Mary C. Barnes, 82 was born Vermont
Eunice Wheeler, 45, born in New Hampshire

Darius Blodgett was born February 20, 1820, Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire was the son of Elijah Blodgett and Susan Heriden. (LDS International Genealogical Index)

1860 census – Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire, page 9

Phineas Wheeler, 40 was born New Hampshire, Laborer
Eunice, 36 was born New Hampshire
Alger B., 16 was born New Hampshire
Alvin, 13 was born New Hampshire
Susan, 10 was born New Hampshire
Nancy, 8 was born New Hampshire

1850 census – Northumberland, Coos, New Hampshire, page 121B

Phineas Wheeler, 29, born in New Hampshire, Laborer
Eunice, 25, born in New Hampshire
Sophronia, 7, born in New Hampshire
Alger, 5, born in New Hampshire
Alvin, 3, born in New Hampshire
Susan, 6 months, born in New Hampshire

  1. Elijah Blodgett was born abt. 1786, Stratford, New Hampshire, son of Josiah Blodgett and Eunice Barlow; married Susan Heriden who was born abt Sept. 1789 in Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, and died February 26, 1867.
  2. Josiah Blodgett was born Sept. 9, 1755, Stafford, Windham, Connecticut, and died February 22, 1831 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire. He was the son of Archippus Blodgett and Mary Lamkin. He married Eunice Barlow, daughter of Joseph Barlow.
  3. Archippus Blodgett was born August 16, 1733, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, and died between 1785-1790 in Stratford, New Hampshire. He was the son of Henry Blodgett and Dorcas –. He married Mary Lamkin on Jan. 16, 1753 in Stratford, Windham, Connecticut She was the daughter of Thomas Lamkin and Deborah Newcomb.
  4. Henry Blodgett was born June 27, 1708, Woburn, Massachussetts, the son of Samuel Blodgett and Lydia Johnson. He married Dorcas —.
  5. Samuel Blodgett was born Dec. 21, 1683 in Woburn, Massachussetts,and died Dec. 12, 1762 in Stratford, Tolland, Connecticut He was the son of Samuel Blodgett and Huldah Hayward Simonds. He married Lydia Johnson in 1704 in Woburn. She was the daughter of Matthew Johnson and Rebecca Wiswall. (Matthew Johnson was bapt. Mar. 30, 1633 in Canterbury, Kent, England, the son of Capt. Edward Johnson. He married 2nd to Rebecca Wiswall on Oct. 30, 1662. She was the daughter of Elder John Wiswall of Boston, Massachusetts Capt. Edward Johnson was bapt. Sept. 16, 1598 in Canterbury, Kent, England, and died in Woburn, Massachusetts on Apr. 27, 1672. He was the son of William Johnson.)
  6. Samuel Blodgett was born Dec. 10, 1658 in Woburn, Massachusetts and died Nov. 5, 1743 in Woburn. He was the son of Samuel Blodgett and Ruth Eggleton (or Iggleton). He married Huldah Hayward Simonds on April 30, 1683 in Woburn, Massachusetts (Ruth Eggleton was the daughter of Stephen Eggleton)
  7. Samuel Blodgett, chr. July 12, 1633 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England, and died in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1687. He was the son of Thomas Blodgett and Susan Thompson. He married Ruth Eggleton on Dec. 18, 1655 in Woburn, Massachusetts
  8. Thomas Blodgett, chr. Nov. 18, 1604 in Haughley, Suffolk, England, and died August 7, 1639 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts He came to America on “The Increase” in 1635 with wife, Susan, age 37, and children — Daniel, age 4 and Samuel, age 1 and a half. He was the son of Robert Blodgett and Mary Whitlock. He married Susan Thompson in 1628/29 in Stowmarket, England. His will was probated in Suffolk County on Jan. 25, 1643 and left bequests to wife, Susan and children named above.

Sources for the above were the LDS International Genealogical Index, Woburn vital records, Federal census reports, and “Pioneers of Massachusetts” by Charles H. Pope


I am wondering if this young lady (married Alfred J. White) is related to a Hiram Blodgett b. January 11, 1818 in Stratford New Hampshire and d. before 1867 He married Hannah Wheeler. And if so who are their parents? – Nancy Clark


“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXJH-TZR : accessed 23 October 2015), Alfred J White, Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district 228, sheet 506B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0202; FHL microfilm 1,254,202.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M641-WDD : accessed 23 October 2015), Alfred White, Illinois, United States; citing p. 13, family 95, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,741.

New York State Archives; Albany, New York; Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts of New York State Volunteers, United States Sharpshooters, and United States Colored Troops [ca. 1861-1900]; Box #: 66-67

History or Stratford

Excerpts from: History of Coös County, New Hampshire by George Drew Merrill; Syracuse N.Y.: W.A. Fergusson and Co., 1888, 1888, 1018 pgs. page 744 (I extracted any information that pertained to the Lamkin and Blodgett families)

In the extreme western part of Massachusetts, in Berkshire county, at the foot of Saddle mountain, rises the Housatonic river. The Indian name, “Potatuck,” signifies “the river with many falls.” This river runs nearly south to Dover and New Milford, Connecticut, then turning sharply to the southeast, flows to the sound through Litchfield and Fairfield counties. In nearly the central part of Connecticut, measuring north and south, and about twenty miles east of the Housatonic, rises the Naugatuck, a smaller river, which makes its way to the sound in almost a southern course. Midway between these rivers and about thirty miles from the sound, is situated the township of
Woodbury, while on the shore of the sound, at the confluence of these streams, is the ancient territory called “Old Stratford.” From these townships in the “land of steady habits” came the first inhabitants of what is now Stratford, New Hampshire

This town was first incorporated as Woodbury, and at least forty of the sixty-three proprietors were residents of Woodbury, Conn; while of the seventy-two proprietors of the later town of Stratford, thirty-two at least were residents of “Old Stratford.” “Old Stratford” was settled in 1639 by a company formed by Rev. Adam Blakeman, at Wethersfield, and was the seventh planation in the Connecticut colony within the limits of the present state. In a fence-list, published as early as 1651, the names of Wells, Judson, Curtis and Beardsley appear; beyond question they were the progenitors of the settlers of those names in Stratford.

Records Transfers prior to 1772—Beach Tomlinson, of Stratford Connecticut, to Thomas Blodgett as a settlers; Hezekiah Burritt of same place to Isaac Johnson as a settler; Agur Tomlinson of the same place to Arehippus Blodgett, as a settler; Joseph Moss to Joseph Barlow; Joshua Lamkin to Oliver Lamkin; Judson Burton to Timothy DeForest as a settler; Asa Johnson of Woodbury, Connecticut, to Joseph Holbrook; Thomas Olcott to Stephen Curtis (father of James, Aaron and William Curtis) all of Stratford; Ebenezer Doun, of Woodbury, Connecticut, to Elijah Hinman, consideration, two pounds; Samuel Wheeler to Elijah Hinman, consideration five pounds; Samuel Averill to Jabez Baldwin. Samuel Averill deeds to Isaiah Brown, father of James Brown in 1767.

FIRST SETTLERS—At a proprietor’s meeting held in December, 1772 it was voted,” TO pay those persons who did ye last summer proceeds to settle and improve, and shall for the future so continue their settlements, and improvements, viz: Joshua Lamkin, Archippus Blodgett, James Brown, James Curtis, Isaac Johnson, Timothy DeForest, Benajah Blackman, and John Smith, be paid, and do receive the sum of Three Pounds lawful money each, for some reward for their extraordinary trouble and expense in proceeding to settle and make improvements the said last summer.”

JOSHUA LAMKIN had four sons and four daughters, perhaps more. His daughter Hannah married JAMES BROWN; another, Tryphena, married HEZEKIAH FULLER; another, Polly, married ELIJAH Blodgett. Mr. Lamkin lived on the Guy Burnside place, and when his daughter Betsey died (the first death among the settlers) she was buried near her house on the same lot. Joshua Lamkin lived to an old age. While at his son’s residence in Brunswick, Vt., at the time of a freshet, he rose in the night, went out the door, fell into the water and was drowned.

ARCHIPPUS Blodgett had a large family. He filled many important offices.

THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS were made on the meadows. A few log houses, the perfection of simplicity, were soon constructed, and the nucleus for a town was established. For some reason the settlers afterward preferred the high lands along the river. Joshua Lamkin settled on Guy Burnside’s meadow; next to him, Archippus Blodgett; then James, Aaron, and William Curtis, Capt. John Holbrook and James Brown. So the first permanent settlement in town located on the ground from Guy Burnside’s home to that of W.R. Brown. The first road was constructed along the meadow, but followed the settlement to the high land. One hundred and thirty miles from the seaboard, with only a few settlements scattered along the greater part of the way, their salt, their iron, and other necessary articles of merchandise must be brought upon the back of men and horses. For quiet a length of time the nearest grist-mill was at Haverhill, sixty-five miles off.

CONTEST OF SKILL—Tradition states that Isaac Johnson and Archippus Blodgett felled the first trees; each selecting a tree and trying to cut his tree down first. Mr. Johnson succeeded in getting his cut before Mr. Blodgett and thus won the victory. The grandson of this Isaac Johnson, also named Isaac, now living in town, says that his grandfather first “pitched” in Northumberland; so this contest may have occurred there.

Joseph Barlow had several children, Abner, Nathan and Ephraim, and two daughters, one of whom, Sarah, married James Curtis, one of the first party of settlers; Eunice, another daughter, married Josiah Blodgett. Both have numerous descendants.

June 17, 1788—It was voted that “David Judson (by his settlers), Joshua Lamkin, Archippus Blodgett, John Smith, James Brown and James Curtis, were the first, which, with their families, made settlement in this town and have continued, shall have the privilege of pitching the first five lots in the Second Division, and that Jabez Baldwin and Eunice Holbrook be permitted to make the next two pitches.”

November 19, 1792 it was voted to provide by tax for looking out, clearing, and bridging a road through Stratford from the main road to Percy. Joshua Lamkin, selectman, J. Brown, town clerk. In 1794, Benjamin Strong petitioned the General Court that Governor’s Island, so-called, “containing about forty acres, in the Connecticut river, and a little north of the Mineral Bow, may be annexed to Stratford, and granted to him and his heirs.”

THE REVOLUTION—Only seven families remained here during the Revolutionary war. This settlement was the farthest outpost or ” picket” of the country in the Connecticut valley. All families left the upper valley, leaving the frontier exposed to all the fierce attacks of the cruel, crafty Indians, whose chief trail to the lower settlements came down the Nulhegan River to Stratford, joining there the trail of the upper Connecticut, and passed down through the town before it deflected in different ways, up the Ammonoosuc, and down the Connecticut. And they did not escape. Six of the men were enlisted soldiers in the Revolution, viz: Elijah Hinman, Josiah Blodgett, Thomas Blodgett, David and Richard Holbrook, and William Curtis. Elias and David Chamberlin, and David Rich, of Stratford, were also private soldiers in Capt. Ebenezer Green’s company of Col. Bedel’s regiment in 1776. Nathan Caswell, also of Stratford, was in Capt. Samuel Young’s company in the same regiment. James Lucas is credited to Stratford on the same roll. Isaac Stevens, of Stratford, has this history in the original muster roll of the same regiments, which we have had the privilege of examining through the courtesy of Col Hazen Bedel:— ” 1775. Served from June 23 to Dec. 31—6 mos. 9 days in Capt. and Col. Bedel’s Rangers—1775, Dec. 31 to last of May, 1776, 5 months in Capt. Charles Nelson’s Co. in first place, and afterwards in Capt. D. Wilkin’s Company of Col. Bedel’s Reg’t. 1778, from Dec. 15, 1777 to last March 1778—one month or more as Corporal in Capt. Sam’l Young’s Co., Col. Bedel’s Regiment.”

Aside from these, who probably had not made any permanent establish-ment in town, we know of no others. Every resident of the settlement was, however, in active service and constantly on duty. A fort was constructed, Capt. John Holbrook commanding the forces, and a system of signals arranged whereby Guildhall and Northumberland settlers could be warned and called to assist in repelling attack, or in conducting the women and children to less exposed positions. James Brown was commisary for the troops, and it is told that one day when a detachment of soldiers came for food with empty haversacks, Mrs. Brown was puzzled what to give the married But her woman’s wit was equal to the emergency. Swinging the four-pail kettle onto the crane, she soon had an ample supply of “hasty-pudding.” This sufficed for supper, and the next morning, by daylight, Mr. Brown was collecting cattle for beef. His live stock was called upon, however, until it had disappeared; as one of his children expressed it, “at the close of the war my father did not have as much as a live hen.”

Among the papers of Elisha Baldwin in possession of his daughter, Mrs. R.R. Thompson are the following documents which we copy from the originals:

State of New Hampshire
Stratford, July 1775
An account of Joseph Lamkin, Services don and Damagage sustained by living in Stratford frontteer Town through the whole of the Unhappy war with Great Bredon
[payment was made for] To moving my family by orders of Gen. Bailey with expense of moving my famely to Haverhill and supporting them, To loss of time three months, Damage that I suffered by moving and expense moving back [a total of 38 pounds] signed by Archippus Blodgett and James Curtis Selectmen.

[Similiar statements by James Curtis, Nathan Barlow, Thomas Blodget and others, in original document, not included here]

FIRST SETTLERS, IMPROVEMENTS AND STOCK—From an inventory taken April 28, 1777 by Archippus Blodgett, James Brown and John Holbrook,
[names only] Archippus Blodgett, John Holbrook, James Brown, James Curtis, John Smith, Joshua Lamkin, Joseph Barlow.

In January 21 1780 the following petitioned the state for a guard, i.e. James Brown, Archippus Blogget, John Smith, Joshua Lamkin, Joseph Barlow, John Gamsby, Nathan Barlow, David Hix.

In 1786 the General Court was petitioned to allow for a FERRY [Burnside’s Ferry] to be granted to Thomas Burnside. It was signed by Jo’s Peverly, Jer’h Eames, James Brown and Joshua Lamkin.

In 1791 a petition to the New Hampshire General Court, for a new county Stratford Nov 21, 1791 signed by John Gamsby, Joseph Holbrook Jr., W’m Curtiss, Nathan Barlow, Elijah Blodgett, Jabez Baldwin, David Holdbrook, Thomas Lamkin, James Brown, Elijah Hinman, James Curtiss, Howard Blodggett, Andrew Strong, John Smith, Ezra Lamkin, Hezekiah Fuller, George Gamsby, Joseph Barlow, Henry Bloggett, Benj’a Strong, Heth Baldwin, Joshua Lamkin, ELisha Webster, Stephen Curtis, John Gamsby Jr., Aran Curtiss, Charles Strong, Ephraim Barlow, Josiah Blogget, Isaac Johnson, Richard Holdbrook, Abnor Barlow.

EARLY OFFICERS–There were selectmen, and other officers, incident to a town, chosen long before the incorporation of the town. The records are scanty, and the names can be ascertained only from documents to which their names were officially attached. Archippus Blodgett and James Curtis were selectmen in 1775, Isaac Johnson and James Brown in 1774.

FIRST MARRIAGE—The first marriage in town was that of James Brown and Hannah Lamkin, which was solemnized in 1775 by Seth Wales, justice of the peace. This worthy pair had nine children, whose births are duly recorded, their oldest child, Anne, being born March 17, 1776.

THE TOWN OF STRATFORD was incorporated November 16, 1779. By an act approved June 21, 1832, the territory embraced in ranges, 17, 18, 19, and 20, in the southeast part of the town, was set off, and annexed to Percy. The town is bounded north by Columbia, east by Odell, south by Stark and Northumberland, and west by Vermont. In 1823 there was one meeting-house, five school districts with five school-houses, and two taverns.

The first town meeting was called on April 5, 1780 by James Brown to be held in the dwelling house of Mr. James Curtis (to be held Tuesday, 11th day of April 1780). At this first meeting, James Brown was moderator. James Curtis was voted Town clerk. Archippus Blogget, John Holbrook and James Brown voted Selectmen. James Curtis selected constable.

  1. Town meeting held at home of James Brown. Joseph Barlow was chosen moderator; James Brown, town clerk; Archippus Blogget, Joshua Lamkin and Joseph Barlow, selectmen; John Holbrook, constable; John Smith and Archippus Blogget, surveyors of highway.
  2. Annual meeting held at James Curtis’s. John Smith was chosen moderator; James Brown, town clerk; John Holbrook, Joseph Barlow, James Curtis selectmen; Elijah Blogget, constable.
  3. Met at James Curtis’s and elected Joseph Barlow, moderator; James Brown, town clerk; Joseph Barlow, Joshua Lamkin and John Holbrook selectmen; Gideon Smith, constable; Joshua Lamkin, grand juror; James Curtis surveyor of roads. Thirteen polls were returend this year.

Stratford Hollow

Stratford Hollow

L.B. Blodgett, the worthy postmaster of “Stratford Hollow” postoffice, deals in dry-goods, groceries, etc., and belongs to one of the oldest families in town.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR—In 1776 a “Petition for Soliders” was made, ‘Whereas we the inhabitants of Lancaster, Northumberland, Guildhall and Stratford are fully sensible of the dangers of being attacked…we the Subscribers Do Jointly and severly promis and ingage to Stand our ground providing the Honab’le Counsell sees Fitt to grant our request…we do ingage to inlist ourselves and obey his orders [Mr. Jere’h Ames of Northumberland] as long as he is stationed in Upper Coos and Commander of the Fort.” This petition was signed by Thomas Blodgett, James Curtiss, Archippus Blodgett, Emmons Stockwell, Josiah Blodgett, Joseph Barlow, Nathan Caswell, Sam’l Nash, Abijah Larned, Moses Quimby, Ward Bailey, James Blake, David Larned, Sam’l Page, Abner Osgood, Dies Sawyer, Abel Larned, John Frickey, ELizer Rosbrook and Abner Barlow on July 6, 1776.

From Captain Eames’ Company Order for Pay, Northumberland, dated October 12, 1776: ‘Please pay to Captain Jeremiah Eames the whole of the wages for the time of Service in his Company found Due on the Said Capt. Eame’s Roll (as follows): John Trickey, Jon’a Willard, Abner Osgood, Samuel Page, John Page, Zebulon Colbey, Zechariah Parker, Abijah Wright, David Brown Ebenezer Kempfield, Moses Page, Edmund Eastman, David Cunningham, Alexander Craig, Daniel Spalding, Jonathan Craford [sic Crawford] David Larned, Abel Larned, Abijah Larned, William Patee, James Whiting, Abel Lovejoy, John Willoughby, Enj. Person, Benj. Pegley, Jon’a Clark, Jacob Draper, Jonah Chaptman, Joseph Palmer, Samuel Marsh, Edward Taylor, Gardner Duston, Nathan Caswell, Nathan Barlow, Gideon Smith, William Curtiss, Thomas Blogget [sic Blodget], Archippus Blogget, Josiah Blogget, John Gibson, John Haselton, Caleb Marshall, Dill Sawyer, William Amy, James Blake, Ward Bailey, Thomas Peverly, Benj’a Sawyer, Abner Barlow.

Enlistments—James Hardy enlisted in Capt. Jno House’s Co. of Col. Morey’s Regt in July 1777 from Lancaster; Eleazer Rossbrook, Josiah and Thomas Blodgett, Nathan Barlow, Joshua Lamshier and Samuel Page enlisted in Capt. Whitcomb’s Co in July 1777, from Lancaster, Northumberland and Stratford. Eleazer Rossbrook enlisted in Maj. Benj Whitcomb’s Independent Company of Rangers December 28, 1776 from Lancaster. Edward Mardean, James Rosebrook, Haynes French, and Henry Tibbetts at the same time as privates in the same company, serving until December 31, 1779. John Trickey of Northumberland enlisted in Col. Thos. Stickney’s Co. from Boscawen August 1, 1779 for one year.”

Additional information gleaned from the internet

Andrew(1), Andrew(2), Thomas(3), Deborah(4), Mary Lamkin(5) married Archippus Blodgett, Howard Blodgett(6) married Nancy McAllister, Rebecca Blodgett(7) m Peter C. Fuller, Luther Martin Fuller(8) married Fanny M. Carleton, Eva B. Fuller(9) married Herbert A. Yates, Alice Frances Yates (10) m Marvin Artemas Sawyer, Billie Artemas Sawyer(11) married Margaret Elizabeth Merry, Sylvia Sawyer Sebelist(12) Aug 25, 1998.

Caleb Blodgett, First Settler of Beloit, Wisconsin

I received the following information from the historical society in Beloit many years ago. I am unsure who to give credit to as it appears there may be several authors. However, the genealogy information in particular appears to originate from Daisy W. Chapin, Curator, Bartlett Memorial Historical Museum. March 1964.

Caleb Blodgett born in 1785 died in 1840 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery (Beloit) m. December 25, 1807 to Chloe Kidder born in 1783, died in 1838 buried in Oakwood.

Second Generation

  • Edwin B. Blodgett (called Brainaerd) born 1808
  • Tyler K. Blodgett born 1/7/1810
  • Selvy Kidder Blodgett born 1/12/1812 m. 1832 Coshocton County, OH to Mahalia

William Blodgett b. 3/13/1834 Columbus, IN d. 8/27/1902, m. 6/17/1856 Elizabeth Hodge d. 12/6/1901 buried at Oakwood. Their children:

Three died in infancy
Frank H. Blodgett
Mrs. David W. Holmes
Sabra Blodgett b. 7/31/1841 d. 1928 m. Frank S. Benton in Beloit 12/1862. She d. 1928, he died about 1898. Married to John K. Smith of Newark Township in 1902. Her children:

Mrs. W.D. Davenport
Frank Blodgett Fenton

Cordelia Blodgett born 3/28/1814 m. John Hackett. They came with her father and mother to Beloit in 1837. Mr. Hackett made many contributions to the development of Beloit. Their children:

Ella Hackett
Daniel Blodgett born 12/26/1816 m. Eunice Godfrey in Rockton or Roscoe, IL. Their children:

Oscar Blodgett b. 6/4/1844, died at 26 years buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Seppie, m. George Purrinton in 1870, lived in Chicago, buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Edwin E. Blodgett d. in California at 81 yrs. M. Laura Foster in San Francisco 8/13/1876
Della Blodgett m. C.A. Emerson, druggist and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. (must be parents of Della Emerson)
Nelson Blodgett born 9/20/1817
Sarepta Blodgett born 11/22/1822
Ouida K. Blodgett born 9/16/1824
Andrew J. Blodgett born 9/7/1827
Edgar Blodgett born 6/22/1831

Some information taken from the Frank Blodgett Family Bible, donated to the Beloit Historical Society in 1928 by Mrs. Della Emerson.

Prepared March 1964 by Daisy W. Chapin, Curator, Bartlett Memorial Historical Museum

Attached was the following Blodgett lineage.

1) Thomas Blodgett 1605-1642 m. Susan ? 1598/1608-?

Daniel Blodgett 1631-1672
(2) Samuel Blodgett 1633-1720
Susanna Blodgett 1637-1691
Thomas Blodgett? 1639

(2) Samuel Blodgett 12/1633-5/21/1720 m. 12/13/1655 to Ruth Eggleton ?-7/1678
Ruth 1656-1695

(3) Samuel Blodgett 1658-1743
Thomas Blodgett 1661-1740
Susanna Blodgett 1663-?
Sarah Blodgett 1668-?
Martha Blodgett 1673-?

3) Samuel Blodgett (Blogget) b. 12/1/01658-111/5/1743 m. 4/30/1683 to Hulda Simonds 11/20/1666-3/14/1745/6

Samuel Blodgett 1683-1762
Daniel Blodgett 1685-1762
(4) William Blodgett 1686-1750/1
Hulda Blodgett 1689-?
Caleb Blodgett 1691-1745
Joshua Blodgett 1694-?
Josiah Blodgett1696-1756
John Blodgett 1699-1722
Benjamin Blodgett 1701-1801
Nathan Blodgett 1704-1747

(4) William Blodgett (Dr.) b. 1/11/1656 d. 1750/1 m. Sarah Hall

Benjamin Blodgett 1717-1781

(5) Benjamin Blodget b. 5/17/1717-1781 m. 7/3/1744 to Mary Satterlee 6/16/1722-8/26/1754

Benjamin Blodgett ?-1754
Anna Blodgett ?-1754
Mary Blodgett ?-1754

(6) William Blodgett 1754-1809

(7) William Blodgett (MAJ) drew first maps of Connecticut. b. 1/6/1775 d. 6/24/1847 m. 8/30/1800 to Mary Anne Power b. 2/23/1777, d. 11/28/1840. One son of possibly 7 children is known:

Samuel Chace Blodgett 1813-1900.

(8) Samuel Chace Blodgett b. 5/24/1813 d. 4/28/1900. m. 3/20/1838 to Jane Bull b. 1/3/1819 d. 3/5/1897. Their children:

Samuel Chace Blodgett1854-1895

Rebecca Blodgett
Jane Tucker Blodgett
WilliamBlodgett 1850-1923

(9) Samuel Chace Blodget b. 2/14/1854 d. 8/15/1895 m. 11/6/1883 to Lucy Randolph Dunnell b. 4/8/1854, d. 11/6/1936. Children:

Elizabeth Breese Blodgett 1885-1963
Francis Malbone Blodgett 1887-1950
Lucy Randolph Blodgett 1889-1957

(10) Lucy Randolph Blodget b. 7/24/1889 d. 6/19/1957 m. 12/13/1919 to Lindsay Howe Welling b. 11/24/1892.

Beloit articles mentioning Caleb Blodgett

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From Rootsweb:

  • ID: I5601
  • Name: Caleb Blodget
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 NOV 1748 in Brimfield, Hampden, MA

This Caleb was the son of Joseph Blodget b: 17 SEP 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA and Sarah Ingersole b: 17 MAY 1718 in Springfield, Hampden, MA. He could have been the father or uncle of the Caleb Blodgett above.

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by rootie