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Moffitt Family

Note many variations: Moffatt, Moffit, Moffitt, Mofit, Mofat.

William Moffatt was born about March 10, 1663 in Newbury, Massachusetts and died January 16, 1747 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut [an original proprietor], he was at one time living in Salem, Massachusetts. He married about 1692 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts to Mehitable Cloyse daughter of Thomas Cloyes. She was born about 1674 in Watertown, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died May 3, 1754 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.

Their children:

  • William Moffatt, Jr. born February 14, 1692 or 1693 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts and died 1767 and married Deliverance Parks on November 5, 1725 in Killingly-Putnam, Windham, Connecticut.
  • John Moffatt born June 18, 1695 in Newbury, Massachusetts and died 1758 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth Fairman February 2, 1726 in Putnam, Windham, Connecticut.
  • Hannah Moffat born June 19, 1697 in Newbury, Massachusetts.
  • Mehitable Moffat born December 17, 1700 in Newbury, Massachusetts and died May 20, 1748 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She married Jabez Allen/Allyn/Alleine July 20, 1720 in Kllingly-Putnam, Windham, Connecticut.
  • Joseph Moffatt born July 11, 1703 in Newbury, Massachusetts and died May 3, 1754 in Putnam, Connecticut. He married Mary Waters on June 17, 1736 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He married second to widow Anna Green of Killingly, Windham, Connecticut in Tompson on September 27, 1761.
  • Sarah Moffatt born June 14, 1706 in Newbury, Massachusetts.
  • Enoch Moffatt, son of William was born about 1708 in Killingly, Connecticut and died July 1765 in Gloucester, Rhode Island. (See more below)
  • Thomas Moffatt
  • Merajah Moffatt
  • Deliverance Moffitt
  • Sibble Moffitt
  • Tamer Moffitt

Enoch Moffitt was born in 1708 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut to William Moffatt and Mehitable Cloyse. He died July 1765 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island. He married Elizabeth Childe February 2, 1732 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut. She was born September 10, 1708 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut to Lt. John Childe and Elizabeth Wales and died July 1745 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut. Enoch purchased land at Killingly, Windham, Connecticut in 1729. He must have removed to Rhode Island after Elizabeth’s death. They had several children in Killingly:

  • Lemuel Moffitt born June 25, 1735 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, died August 18, 1816. He was a French Indian War vet and his powder horn is below.
  • Mehetable Moffitt born May 3, 1738, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, Windham, Connecticut
  • Isaac Moffitt born September 4, 1739 Killingly, Windham, Connecticut and died August 26, 1812 in Oxford. See below.
  • Alathea Moffitt born February 19, 1742 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.
  • Bezaleel Moffitt born July 17, 1745 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.
  • Abigail Moffitt born July 17, 1745 In Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.
  • Enoch Moffitt married before 1755 to Hannah and to them was born a son, Enoch on May 7, 1755 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut.

A few years back there was an Antiques Roadshow episode where a woman brought in a powder horn belonging to Lemuel Moffitt (1735).

*I am finding conflicting records showing Enoch as being John Enoch Moffatt born in 1695 in Newbury. But Enoch had a brother John who was born in 1695.

Isaac Moffitt Family Gen 3

Isaac Moffit born September 4, 1739 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut as the son of Enoch Moffitt, Sr. and his first wife, Sarah Learned (or Larned) on September 28, 1761. She was the daughter of Captain John Larned who was in 1766 of South Gore and his wife, Hephsibah Smith. She and Isaac later settled on a part of her father’s farm in the west part of Oxford, living for a number of years in the cleft of a rock roofed in and later built a house near the rock, afterward owned by Jesse Bigelow. Isaac died August 26, 1812 at age 72 and Sarah died September 23, 1822 at age 84. Their children:

  • Elizabeth Moffitt born June 20, 1762 Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts, died August 6, 1829 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts. She married Asahel Hayward/Howard August 26, 1785 in Charlton.
  • Sally Moffitt born January 24, 1764 in Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts married William Brown November 20, 1802 in Oxford, Massachusetts, died in Vermont.
  • Elihu Moffitt born January 16, 1766 in Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts married Lydia Conant on August 9, 1795 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts and died June 3, 1819 in Oxford, Massachusetts.
  • Lemuel Moffitt born January 20, 1768 in Charlton, Massachusetts, died June 14, 1830 in Oxford, MA, m. Lucy Amidown daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Amidown. See below.
  • Hepzibath Moffitt born October 27, 1771 in Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts, died September 4, 1803 in Oxford. She married Josiah Marshall McFarland on April 30, 1794 in Oxford, Massachusetts.
  • Jeremiah Moffitt born April 22, 1744 in Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts and died December 28, 1824 in Oxford, Massachusetts*. He married Salome Burdon on March 31, 1796 in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • Hannah Moffitt born January 7, 1776 in Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts, married David Daggett November 29, 1798 in Oxford, Massachusetts. There is a Hannah Moffat Daggett buried alongside David Daggett at the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin. There are no dates.
  • Rufus Moffitt born March 1, 1778 in Charlton City, Massachusetts, died 1851. He married Polley Sibling December 2, 1803 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

*Jeremiah’s death is listed in the vital records of Rhode Island.

Lemuel Moffitt Family Gen 4

Lemuel Moffitt born January 20, 1768 in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts and died June 14, 1830 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts. He married January 27(17), 1793 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts to Lucy Amidown, daughter of Jeremiah Amidown and resided in the west part of Oxford. Lucy was born December 5, 1769 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and she died November 19, 1841. Their children:

  • Betsey Moffitt was born May 12, 1793 Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died March 19, 1863 in Magnolia, Rock, Minnesota. She married September 25, 1814 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts to Edward Wetherell and they had three children: Amasa S., Edward N., and Betsey Miranda Wetherell (married Samuel Willet). See Wetherell family information below.
  • Isaac Moffitt was born October 11, 1794 Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died November 3, 1795 same place.
  • Captain Hyram Moffitt was born August 22, 1798 Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts. See more on his family below.
  • Lucy Moffitt was born 1800 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died August 28, 1803 same place.
  • Hannah Moffitt was born and died on January 1803 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • Horace Moffitt was born July 19, 1804 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died September 11, 1857 in Mountain Meadows, Utah. He married April 29, 1826 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts to Phebe Merriam (1807-1874).
  • Otis Moffitt born July 21, 1806 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died October 20, 1889 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts. He married Mary Louisa Campbell (1814-1889).
  • Orrin Moffitt born February 28, 1809 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died October 20, 1889 in Blue Earth, Minnesota or Kendall, Monroe, Wisconsin. In 1829 he married Abigail Keyes (1809-1838). He married again to Mercy S. Reed. He was a Civil War vet.
Captain Hyram Moffitt Family Gen 5

Hyram (Hiram) Moffitt was the son of Lemuel Moffitt and Lucy Amidown. He was born August 22, 1798 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts and died on July 16, 1842 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts. He married Rhoda Perkins on January 26, 1826 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Rhoda was born December 14, 1807 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island to Newman Perkins and Anna Coon and died July 16, 1842 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts. He lived in Oxford but then removed to Webster, Massachusetts before heading west. History says: “He was a good man, of strong emotional nature, and a leading Methodist.”

He married November 24, 1842 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts to Rhoda’s sister, Mary Perkins (1806-1865), widow of Willard Underwood. She may have died in Ohio on their migration to Wisconsin. I suspect the death date may be incorrect as he married in 1855 to Lucy below.

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, 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, Worcester, Massachusetts 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:

  • Harriet Augusta Moffitt born June 10, 1827 in Worcester County, Massachusetts married Jedediah Ellis on April 3, 1845 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died April 9, 1864 in Richland, Oswego County, Massachusetts. These were my ancestors.
  • Mary Lucy Moffitt born April 13, 1829 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts married Reuben Williams (of Vermont) in Oxford on September 9, 1847. She had at least two children and lived in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Louisa C. Moffitt born February 2, 1831 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts and died in February of 1851. She married May 8, 1848 to Thomas Lamb in Oxford. They lived in Richland, Oswego, New York and then moved on to Iowa. They had one child.
  • Hiram Moffitt born April 1833 and died April 6, 1901 in Rock County, Wisconsin. He married Susan M. Merrill (1851-1949) on March 25, 1879 in Rock County, Wisconsin.
  • Horace Moffitt born 1834 and died 1851
  • Otis Moffitt born 1838 lived in Wisconsin.
  • Charles O. Moffitt born February 1841 and died in 1908. He married Eunice A. Morrison on June 7, 1865 in Rock County, Wisconsin. They lived in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin.

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

Hyram married March 13, 1855 in Rock County, Wisconsin to Lucinda A. Stevens Studley (1812-1880). She was born in New York and died in Wisconsin. Their children:

  • Mary E. Moffatt born about 1860 in New York, died 10-30-1938 in Ohio. She married Joel Heath on August 11, 1878 in Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin.
  • George Moffatt born October 14, 1863 in Wisconsin, died July 9, 1907 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin.
  • Nancy Estella Moffitt born February 1865 in Wisconsin married Francis M. Edwards on September 4, 1878 in Twin Grove, Green, Wisconsin.

Associated Families

Childe Family

Henry Child born 1530 Roxton, Bedfordshire, England, died 1595 at Westminister, Middlesex, England. His parents were Thomas Child and Margaret Warren. He married to Elizabeth Bradshawe on September 7, 1588 at Westminister. She was born October 1, 1570 at St. Margaret, Westminister and died in Suffolk, England. Her parents were John Bradshawe and Barbara Robinson.


Benjamin Childe born August 7, 1591 at Westminister, Middlesex, England and died January 23, 1658 at Cottesbatch, Leicester, England married November 27, 1628 to Sarah Shenton at Cottesbatch, Leicester, England and secondly to Elizabeth Crane on June 3, 1610 at Great Coggeshall, Essex, England.


Benjamin Childe was born January 15, 1631 at Aughton, Cottesbatch, Leicester, England and died October 14, 1678 in Roxbury, Norfolk, MA. He married Mary Bowen in 1653 in Boston.


John Childe born January 1, 1671 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts and christened on October 1, 1671 in Roxbury. He died September 7, 1752 in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut. He married June 17, 1694 in Roxbury to Elizabeth Wales. Elizabeth was born February 10, 1674 in Roxbury, Litchfield, Connecticut to Nathaniel Wales III and Elizabeth Billings. John Childe and Elizabeth Wales were the parents of:

  • Samuel Child born and died on September 25, 1700 Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut
  • Sarah Child born abt 1701 Woodstock
  • Mehitable Child born 1704 Woodstock
  • Josiah Child born and died October 11, 1705 in Woodstock
  • Martha Child born June 10, 1712 and died June 20, 1712 in Woodstock
  • Mary Child born and died June 10, 1712 in Woodstock
  • John Child born 1698 in Woodstock, died July 1, 1768 in Woodstock
  • Nathaniel Child born September 3, 1699 Woodstock
  • Samuel Child born January 27, 1702 Woodstock, died May 21, 1764
  • Jacob Child born April 25, 1703 Woodstock, died at Woodstock
  • Elizabeth Child born September 10, 1708 at Woodstock, died about July 1745
Larned/Learned Family

John Larned was born 1555 in Surrey, England.


William Learned was born January 1, 1590 and was of Bermondsey, Surrey England. He died April 5, 1646 same place. He married April 22, 1606 in Southwork, Surrey, England to Judith (Goodith) Gillman born 1594 in Bremondsey, Surrey, England and died June 24, 1661 in Malden, Essex, MA.


Isaac Learned born February 25, 1624 in Bermondsey, Surry, London, England, died November 24, 1657 in Chelmsofrd, Middlesex, Massachusetts . He married July 9, 1646 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts to Mary Stearns (Sterns) who was born January 26, 1626 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died December 21, 1663 in Chelmsford. Mary’s father was Isaac Stearns born February 25, 1623 in Nayland, Suffolk, England and died June 19, 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Her mother was Mary Barker born January 1, 1604 at Stoke by Nayland, Sudbury, Suffolk, England. Mary’s parents were John Barker and Margaret Walker. Isaac Learned and Mary Stearns’ son:


Isaac Learnard born September 16, 1655 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, England, christened October 5, 1665 in Chelmsford, died September 15, 1737 in Chelmsford. He married July 23, 1679 in Chelmsford to Sarah “Sary” Bigelow. Sarah was born September 29, 1659 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died April 18, 1694 same place. Sarah’s parents were John Bigelow and Sarah Warren. Isaac and Sarah’s children:

  • Israel or Isaac Learned born May 10, 1680 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • Sarah Learned born March 16, 1682 Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • William Learned born February 12, 1688 Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • Ebenezer Learned born August 31, 1690 Framingham, Massachusetts died March 15, 1772 in Oxford, Worcester, MA.
  • Samuel Learned born October 4, 1692 in Framingham, Massachusetts died July 20, 1741
  • Hannah Learned born September 16,1694 Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Moses Learned born April 29, 1699 Framingham, Massachusetts and died there May 25, 1769
  • Martha Learned born May 21, 1702 Framingham, Massachusetts died September 17, 1732 in Oxford.
  • Elizabeth Learned born July 27, 1696 Middlesex, Massachusetts died April 23, 1738 Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts
  • Abigail Larned born March 11, 1684 Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Mary Learned born October 10, 1688 Watertown or Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, died April 24, 1716 in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
  • Hannah Learned born September 16, 1694 Framingham, Massachusetts christened October 4, 1694

Israel (or Isaac) Learned was born May 10, 1680 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died May 20, 1753 in Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire. He married November 19, 1706 in Framingham, Middlessex, Massachusetts to Sarah How (or Howe) who was born December 24, 1686 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died in Oxford. Sarah’s father was John Howe born July 24, 1664 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died April 19, 1740 in Hopkington, Middlesex, Massachusetts. John Howe married Elizabeth Woolsen on November 3, 1686 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Elizabeth was born April 30, 1668 in Sudbury, Massachusetts and died there on December 15, 1711.

Location of Isaac’s homestead

Israel and Sarah’s child:


John Learned born 1714 in Framingham, Middlesex, MA, died April 8, 1796 in Oxford, Worcester, MA. He married on September 13, 1737 in Oxford to Hephsibah Smith who was born before 1718 in Framingham. Hepsibah died July 18, 1747 in Oxford. Their children:


Sarah Learned, daughter of John and Hepzibah Learned was born April 14, 1738 Oxford, Worcester Cty, MA, died September 23, 1822 in Oxford and married November 23, 1761 in Oxford to Isaac Moffitt.


John Learned son of Isaac and Elizabeth was born 10/30/1741 Brooklyn, CT (per CT Vital Records)

John Learned m. Meriam 6/20/1758 Brooklyn, CT (per CT Vital Records)

John Learned, Jr. m. Abigail 1/18/1776 Brooklyn, CT (per CT Vital Records)

Home of General Ebenezer Larned in Oxford, Mass. Ebenezer Learned was born in Oxford, Massachusetts on April 18, 1728, the son of Colonel Ebenezer Learned and Deborah (Haynes) Learned. He died on April 1, 1801 in Oxford.

Perkins

Newman Perkins, I was born March 8, 1711 in Preston, New London, Connectic and died May 9, 1796 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island. He married October 29, 1732 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island to Mehitable Godfrey born 1714 in Rhode Island and died 1796 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island. Their children:

  • John Perkins born May 30, 1733 married Hannah Lee
  • Oliver Perkins (see below)
  • Ebenezer Perkins born August 20, 1736 and married Hannah Prosser
  • Uriah Perkins born May 12, 1738 and married Prudence Corey
  • David Perkins born August 1, 1741
  • Samuel Perkins born July 15, 1745
  • Martha Perkins born August 21, 1747 and died February 15, 1822. Married Stephen Place (1736-1817)
  • Newman Perkins, II

Oliver Perkins was born June 14, 1735 and died Mar 22, 1798. He married Ruth Wilcox who died August 2, 1809 in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut. Their children:

  • Amos Perkins was born July 7, 1758 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut and died March 13, 1833 in Pittsfield, Otsego, New York. He married Cata Staples (1761-1839).
  • Newman Perkins (see below)
  • Ransom Perkins was born April 8, 1768 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island and died March 28, 1814 in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut. He married Huldah Montgomery (1773-1846).
  • Ruth Perkins was born in 1773 and died September 28, 1819 in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut. She married Christopher Colvin.

Newman Perkins, III was born August 22, 1762 in Westerly, Connecticut and died September 1, 1827 in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut. He married July 9, 1791 in Hopkinton, Kings, Rhode Island to Anna Coon who was born January 3, 1769 in Hopkinton, Kings, Rhode Island and died March 27, 1816, death place unkown. Her parents were Thomas Coon and Anne Crandall. Newman and Anna had the following children:

  • Newman Perkins, Jr. born October 5, 1792 in Rhode Island.
  • Abigail Perkins born April 5, 1801 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.
  • Polly Spooner Perkins born October 27, 1805 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.
  • Mary Perkins born 1806 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island. She was the second wife of Hiram Moffitt, Sr.
  • Rhoda Perkins born December 14, 1807 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island and died July 16, 1842 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts. She was the first wife of Hiram Moffitt, Sr.
  • Paul Perkins born March 13, 1810 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island and died December 21, 1866 in Binghamton, Broom, New York. He married January 31, 1833 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts to Persis Ware born 1808. They had about 7 children.
  • Andrew Allen Perkins born August 13, 1814 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island and died September 12, 1897 in Binghamton, Broome County, New York. He married Eunice P. Manning.

Newman married second to Lydia Collins (1770-1845).

Query

Looking for: Hannah Larned, b. about 1743, there. She married Jonathan Coolidge Goding, probably in Watertown, MA, May 1761.
Is it possible she was another daughter born to John Larned and Hepzibah Smith? Hepzibah didn’t die until 1747, leaving six years with no children born to her.
Any leads concerning Hannah will be greatly appreciated.
Norma Ingalls

Query 2

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

Wetherell Family

Edward Wetherell was born about 1790 in Massachusetts. His father was Joshua Wetherell. The following information was submitted by Tom Wetherell

Generation 1

1. Joshua III5 Wetherell (Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William 1 was born April 28, 1744 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died July 25, 1795 in Dudley, Massachusetts. He married Hannah Williams April 17, 1766 in Sutton, Massachusetts. She was born January 26, 1743/44 in Stoughton, Massachusetts, and died March 27, 1835 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

Notes for Joshua III Wetherell:

b. recorded Dudley VR page 122

He was called Joshua Jr. in the town records and been hog rieve in 1771 according to Dudley city records. He resided in the 1790 census next to his father and his widow still maintained a separate residence in 1800. By 1810 she no longer maintained a separate residence in the census. His father was the administrator of his estate.

This Joshua is the most likely to be the Joshua Weitherell who was a private in Capt. Nathaniel Healy’s Co, Col Jonathan Holoman’s Regt.; Service 16 day; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm in Dec 1776 and was stationed at Providence Jan 21, 1777. Nathaniel Healy’s company was raised in the Dudley area only; Source MASS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, (more from other sources) His father Joshua II would have been in his 60’s, his son was only 2. He is not a very visible person being mentioned once in the town records and dying before his father.

Witherell & Witherell add a Polly between Able and Hannah. A Polly appears in the HISTORY OF OXFORD, by Daniels. Evidently Witherell & Witherell placed her here because of her age. She married Edward Lamb in Oxford, then moved to Montpelier, VT. Vital Records of VT indicate she was #301 in Witherell & Witherell’s family, d/o Elijah and Mehetable Wetherell of Norton, MA. Her brother, #300 also resided and died in VT according to Witherell & Witherell. There are several Wetherell families that lived in Oxford, Dudley and Woodstock, CT, and you have to be very careful in sorting out who belongs to which family. Joshua III’s children s birth dates come from Edward’s Bible, Dudley Vital Records show mostly just the baptism dates. According to the bible records and the age on Hannah’s tombstone, she was older than her brother Joshua IV.

Marriage Notes for Joshua Wetherell and Hannah Williams:

m. recorded Dudley VR page 235 as at Sutton

m. recorded Sutton VR page 381 (Weatherell) (Wetherel in CR)

Children of Joshua Wetherell and Hannah Williams are:

+ 2 i. William6 Wetherell, born January 19, 1767 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died November 14, 1857 in Pomfret, Connecticut.

+ 3 ii. Samuel Wetherell, born December 5, 1768 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died September 28, 1842 in Pennsylvania.

4 iii. Abel Wetherell, born May 23, 1771 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

Notes for Abel Wetherell:

b. recorded Dudley VR page 122

+ 5 iv. Hannah Wetherell, born November 13, 1773 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died January 16, 1851 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

+ 6 v. Joshua IV Wetherell, born September 17, 1776 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died October 16, 1810 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

+ 7 vi. Lyman Wetherell, born April 26, 1781 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died July 14, 1865 in Oxford, Massachusetts.

8 vii. Alvin Wetherell, born May 26, 1784 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died February 1875 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

+ 9 viii. John Wetherell, born August 26, 1786 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died March 1, 1871 in Oxford, Massachusetts.

+ 10 ix. Edward Wetherell, born October 18, 1789 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died October 21, 1867 in Martin County, Minnesota.

Generation 2
2. William6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

2. William6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born January 19, 1767 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died November 14, 1857 in Pomfret, Connecticut. He married Huldah ???. She was born in Plainfield, Connecticut, and died September 28, 1862 in Pomfret, Connecticut.

Notes for William Wetherell:

b. recorded Dudley VR page 122

He died at age 90 years, 9 months, 26 days. The records are unclear in regards to children, census records indicate there might have been a younger brother & sister, but no names are listed. William and Huldah were living with their grandson Marshal in 1850 US Census

Land Records Pomfret, CT

Wm Weatherly from June James Vol 10, page 157 (1797)

Wm Weatherly from Jonathon Withey of Brooklyn, Vol 10, page 89 (1806)

Wm Weatherly to Eleazer Avery of Colchester Vol 12, page 320 (1820)

Wm Weatherly from Benj Palmer Vol 12, page 374 (Mar 1822) $200

Wm Weatherly from John Benson Vol 14 page 147 (1822)

Wm Weatherly to Wm. L. Wetherly Vol 13 page 68 (1827)

Wm Weatherly from Benson Vol 14, page 198

Wm Weatherly to John Benson Vol 14, page 199 (1831)

Census records
1800 Wm Weatherly 1 M u-10 Wm. L.(?) (1) 1 M 26-45 Wm (33) 2 F 26-45 Huldah & ?1810 Wm Weatherly 1 M 10-16 Wm. L. (?) (11) 1 M 26-45 Wm (43) 1 F 10-16 (b. 1800-1796) 1 F u-10 (b. 1800-1810) 1 F 45 & up (b. prior to 1770)1820 Wm Weatherly 2 M u-10 Marshall & Albajence (3 & 1) 1 M over 26 William L. (21) 1 M over 45 Wm (53) 1 F u-26 Anna, (Polly, Mary) (24) 1 F over 45 Huldah
1830 Wm L has a separate household Wm Weatherly 1 M 60-70 Wm (63) 1 F 60-70 Huldah (?) 1 M 10-15 (?)1840 Wm Weatherly 1 M 70-80 Wm (73) 1 F 70-80 Huldah 1 M 20-30 (?)

Child of William Wetherell and Huldah ??? is:

Child of William Wetherell and Huldah ??? is:

11 i. William L. (Larabee?)7 Wetherell, born Abt. 1799 in Connecticut; died Aft. August 8, 1867 in Pomfret, Connecticut. He married Mary McFarland Bef. 1817; born 1799 in Oxford (Dudley), Massachusetts; died in Danielsonville, Connecticut.

Notes for William L. (Larabee?) Wetherell:

His name is derived from Pomfret Vital Records and census records. Marshal and Adeline have been listed elsewhere as the children of William L.’s father, however their birth dates fit in better as children of William L. Wetherell & Marshal’s death record indicates that William L. Wetherell is his father. Some of this may be just speculation because it was unusual although not unknown for a family to have only one child.

He wrote his will Aug 8, 1867 and died before Apr 10, 1872 when it was probated leaving everything to his wife. His executor was Benjamin Brown of Brooklyn, who may have been his cousin. (Pomfret, CT probate records, Vol 22, pp 56-7, 84, 87 & 75. He left 40 acres of land and two houses with a value of $1300, and the estate was inventoried as $1528, with expense due Hiram of $63. In 1880 Census, Mary was living in Killingly in the household of Hiram. She had sold all the property in Pomfret by 1878. He was described as a farmer and carpenter.

William L. and Mary are on most official records. On Ellen’s death certificate from Spokane, WA, Ellen’s daughter, Nellie M. Cook, listed her grandmother as Anna McFarlan of VT and father William Wetherell of VT. History of Oxford by Daniels lists a Polly McFarland of Oxford, marrying a Larabee Wetherell of Pomfret. William Brown, s/o Dinah (Wetherell) Brown sued the town of Oxford in 1806 for the support of Polly d/o Josiah M. McFarland and niece of his wife and gained the suit. The town appealed to the S.J. court and gained the case. Edward’s bible records say Polly married William Wetherell of Pomfret, and that these were the parents of Ellen who married their son, John Otis Wetherell. John Otis Wetherell and Ellen Wetherell’s marriage license of 1861 in WI says that her parents were William L. and Mary was born in MA. There were Larabees in Plainfield where Huldah, William L.’s mother was born and in the late 1700’s a common practice was to give a son a middle name which was the mother’s maiden name. So if this is true, then Mary is also Polly, or Anna, and William L. is William Larabee, but this is speculation.

Pomfret Land Records

Wm Weatherly to Wm L. Wetherly Vol 13, page 68 (1827)

Wm. L. Wetherell from Stephen Cushing, 4 acres NW Turnpike Vol 16 pp 674 (1846)

Wm L. Wetherell to Marshal Wetherell Vol 16 pp 682 (1848) 4 acres on Worcester Turnpike Rte 69 bounded by Benj Durkee, Wm Weatherly and Stephen Cushing (1 of 2 tracts)

Marshall Wetherell to William L. Wetherell Vol 19, pp 168 (1858)

Wm L. Wetherell to George Jordan Vol 19, pp 216 (1859/60)

Wm L. Wetherell from E.P. Hayward Vol 20 pp 46 (1865)

Wm Wetherell to E.P. Hayward Vol 20 pp 191 42 acres $150

Wm Wetherell to Lucy Lawton Vol 20, pp 267 $300

Mary Wetherell to Lewis Fisher Vol 21, pp 227 (1873)

Mary Wetherell from Lewis Fisher Vol 21, pp 736 (1875)

Mary Wetherell to Hiram (Horace) Wetherell Vol 21 pp 412 (1878)

Census Reports
1830 Wm L. Wetherell 1 M 10-15 Albajence (?)(11) 1 M 30-40 William L.(31) 1 F u-5 Abby (?) (1) 1 F 5-10 Adaline (?) (9) 1 F 30-40 Mary (35)1840 Wm. L. Wetherell 2 M 15-20 Albjence (21) 1 M 50-60 William (41) 1 F u-5 Lorinda (2) 1 F 5-10 Ellen (2) 1 F 10-15 Abby (10) 1 F 30-40 Mary (45)1850 Wm L. Wetherell Carpenter(200) 58 CT Mary 55 MA Abby 20 CT Hiram farming 13 CT Ellen 13 CT Edwin 9 CT
1860 Wm L. Wetherell Farmer (1200) 61 CT Mary 59 MA Edwin 19 CT Hiram 23 CT Lorinda 20 CT Ellen 21 CT Huldah 94 MA1870 William Wetherell Farmer 73 CT Mary Keeping House 72 MA Edwin Carpenter 29 CT Minerva E Keeping House 25 CT

Notes for Mary McFarland: Her birth place comes from Marshall’s death certificate in Danielsonville, Killingly, CT., Vital Records.

3. Samuel6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

3. Samuel6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born December 5, 1768 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died September 28, 1842 in Pennsylvania. He married Abigail Eddy November 18, 1794 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, daughter of Barnabus Eddy and Zerviah Carpenter. She was born August 8, 1760 in Killingly, Connecticut.

Notes for Samuel Wetherell:

b. recorded Dudley VR page 122

Source used for Samuel & Abigail’s children is Edward’s Bible. There are some questions because the bible says Harriet Sophrone was his wife, so either Samuel had two wives, or his children have been confused, and I’ve been unable to locate the family at all except for a Sturbridge reference that recorded their marriage.

Notes for Abigail Eddy:

Woodstock, CT Vital Records (Abigail Eddy, d/o Barnabus Eddy and Zerviah Eddy, born Aug 9, 1760 @ Killingly, CT

Marriage Notes for Samuel Wetherell and Abigail Eddy:

In Sturbridge MA records printed 1879 a Samuel Weatherly m. Abigail Eddy were married there page 74

Children of Samuel Wetherell and Abigail Eddy are:

12 i. Harriet7 Wetherell.

13 ii. Sophrone Wetherell.

14 iii. Abigail Wetherell.

15 iv. Soniah Wetherell.

16 v. Eddy Wetherly, born Abt. 1795 in Massachusetts. He married Sarah (Sally) Wilkes; born Abt. 1797 in Vermont.

Notes for Eddy Wetherly:

I discovered Eddy Weatherly, Orson Weatherly & Philo Weatherly in Chautauqua County, New York on some census reports…follow ups with their records indicate that a Samuel Weatherly was there also

1820 Wetherly, Edy, Madison County, New York, Lebanon Wetherly, Samuel, Madison County, New York, Georgetown1830 Wetherly, Edy, Chautauqua County, Cherry Creek Wetherly, Samuel, Chautauqua County, Cherry Creek1850 Weatherly, P., Chautauqua County, Cherry Creek Weatherly, P., Chautauqua County, Cherry Creek Weatherly, Eda, Chautauqua County, Carroll1860 Weatherly, Philo, Chautuaqua County, Poland Weatherly, Orsan R., Chautuaqua County, Poland Weatherly, Eddy, Chautauqua County, Kiantone

#111 Eddy Weatherly, age 70 male, b. Mass, md. once and now md. Sally (wife) age 68 female b. Vermont, has had 7 children Eloisa (dau) age 35 female b. Chautauqua Co., NY single

Witherly, Eddy, town of Carroll, 1838, taxes paid, MP, part, Lot 9, twn 1, range 11, acres 93, land value 289, tax 2.93

Purchased land from the Holland Land Co in Oct 1825, this is what is now known as the town of Cherry Creek, & he was elected in 1854 in the Town of Kiantone, overseer of the poor, found in Andrew Young’s History of Chautauqua Co.

This appears to be the same family especially since Willard shows up on the 1865 census of New York.

I am now including these families in my tree based on this information if nothing else changes in the future.

5. Hannah6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

5. Hannah6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born November 13, 1773 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died January 16, 1851 in Dudley, Massachusetts. She married Rufus Corbin November 13, 1799 in Dudley, Massachusetts, son of Timothy Corbin and Abigail Vinton. He was born March 12, 1779 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died December 16, 1868 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

Notes for Hannah Wetherell:

bptz recorded Dudley VR page 122 Apr 17, 1774 CR

Hannah’s other Children were provided by HISTORY & GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF CLEMENT CORBIN OF MUDDY RIVER (BROOKLINE) MA AND WOODSTOCK, CT, Hartford Press, 1905, page 68 buried Village Cemetery, Dudley, MA

Marriage Notes for Hannah Wetherell and Rufus Corbin:

m. recorded Dudley VR page 237

Children of Hannah Wetherell and Rufus Corbin are:

17 i. Rufus Ephrain7 Corbin, born November 22, 1802 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died August 9, 1841 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

18 ii. Ezbond Corbin, born July 17, 1804 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died June 3, 1805 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

19 iii. Mary Ann Corbin, born April 25, 1806 in Dudley, Massachusetts. She married (1) Daniel Whiting April 1, 1834 in Dudley, Massachusetts; born in Dudley, Massachusetts. She married (2) William Thompson Aft. 1850.

20 iv. Lucian Corbin, born October 20, 1808.

21 v. Hannah Corbin, born March 8, 1811. She married (1) Willard Albee. She married (2) William Thompson.

22 vi. Harriet Corbin, born April 23, 1813 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died May 27, 1894 in Douglas, Massachusetts. She married Silas Chase.

23 vii. Roxalana Corbin, born February 25, 1816 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died January 11, 1835 in Dudley, Massachusetts.

6. Joshua IV6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

6. Joshua IV6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born September 17, 1776 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died October 16, 1810 in Dudley, Massachusetts. He married Sally Davis December 5, 1808 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She was born December 5, 1778 in Oxford, Massachusetts, and died November 5, 1844 in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Notes for Joshua IV Wetherell:

bptz recorded Dudley VR page 122 Dec 8, 1776

Witherell & Witherell say that William and Edward, Joshua’s brothers, were his heirs, however William & Edward filed suit against the executrix of the estate, his widow to obtain their share of their father and grandfather’s estates which Joshua had been administrating, so I don’t believe they were heirs of Joshua IV.

William & Edward also filed in regards to the portion belonging to their aunt Dinah and her heirs who resided in Woodstock, CT and Rhode Island.

Joshua Wetherell Adm Bond allowed 7 Dec 1802 signed Josh Wetherell, Thomas Learned, and Ebenezer Foster Widow requested Josh IV since there were no living male heirs of Josh II. Josh IV was to relieve her old age. Her mark Apr 5, 1802


Notes for Sally Davis

Administrative Bond to Sally Wetherell for $10,000 to adm estate of her husband, Joshua IV. signed by Sally Wetherell, Jepthah Baron, & Elphaz Perry, and witnessed by Edward Weatherill 12th Dec 1810

Marriage Notes for Joshua Wetherell and Sally Davis:

int posted Dudley VR page 237 Nov 13, 1808

m. recorded Oxford VR page 257

Child of Joshua Wetherell and Sally Davis is:

24 i. Hannah7 Wetherell, born February 8, 1810 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She married Rufus Moffitt April 1, 1828 in Oxford, Massachusetts; born June 18, 1806 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died October 5, 1860.

Notes for Hannah Wetherell:

b. recorded Dudley VR page 122

Rufus Humphrey posted a guardian bond for Hannah a minor under 14 years on Apr 7, 1812. signed Rufus Humphrey, Ebenezer Humphrey, and Samuel Jamison

Marriage Notes for Hannah Wetherell and Rufus Moffitt:

m. recorded Oxford VR page 256

7. Lyman6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

7. Lyman6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born April 26, 1781 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died July 14, 1865 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He married Lurana Amidown April 26, 1807 in Oxford, Massachusetts, daughter of Jeremiah Amidown and Elizabeth Martin. She was born February 11, 1786 in Oxford, Massachusetts, and died November 1876 in Sutton, Massachusetts.

Notes for Lyman Wetherell:

He was 84 when he died, she was 90. He was on the board in Apr 1867 to create the town system. He bought land in Oxford in 1815 upon which he built a house. It was H-68. (location is from Daniel’s HISTORY OF OXFORD, H68 Lyman Wetherell “L. Wetherell” on map, sold to him by Larned Hayward 93 rods of land and a house, Wetherell built the present house in 1834 and d. there, presently belongs to Lymon, his son.

baptized @ Dudley, MA Jan 27, 1782 Dudley


Marriage Notes for Lyman Wetherell and Lurana Amidown:

m. recorded Oxford VR page 257 Lyman/Lymon

Children of Lyman Wetherell and Lurana Amidown are:


25 i. Darius7 Wetherell, born April 12, 1808 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1875 in Rochester, New York. He married Harriet Dunbar July 3, 1831 in Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Notes for Darius Wetherell

b. recorded Oxford VR page 119, s. Lyman & Lurana

He is listed in the Rochester business directory from 1844 until the 1874/5 issue as a cabinet maker, his address varies. His business establishment was damaged by fire in 1854 (Rochester Daily Union, Apr 24, 1854, page 2, Col 4, and he and his wife were involved in a buggy accident in 1853. Rochester Daily Union, Aug 27, 1853, page 2, Col 4. His widow removed to Kalamazoo with her daughter.

Marriage Notes for Darius Wetherell and Harriet Dunbar:

m. recorded at Charlton VR page 228, he of Barre, NY


26 ii. Laura Wetherell, born December 22, 1809 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died May 18, 1890 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She married Charles Lamb September 21, 1835 in Dudley, Massachusetts; born September 13, 1811; died October 13, 1892 in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Notes for Laura Wetherell

b. recorded Oxford VR page 119, d. Lyman & Lurana

Marriage Notes for Laura Wetherell and Charles Lamb:

m. recorded Dudley VR page 237 Apr 1836


27 iii. Loran/Lorin Wetherell, born January 26, 1814 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died April 11, 1893 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He married Judith C. Brown June 19, 1836 in Charlton, Massachusetts; born May 12, 1811; died February 12, 1893 in Grafton, Massachusetts.

Notes for Loran/Lorin Wetherell

b. recorded Oxford VR page 119, Loring s. Lyman & Lurana

d. recorded Lexington VR to 1898 page 480 (Lorin, 79y., 2 m., 15 d., (Dudley) s. of Lyman & Laura (Amidown), wid. d. in Worcester Apr 11, 1893.

removed to Boston & Lexington, MA. Machinist

Notes for Judith C. Brown

d. recorded Lexington VR to 1898 page 480 (Judith C. (Brown) 82 y, 6 m., 21 d., (Grafton) d. of Josiah & Sarah (Mahan) wf of Lorin)

Marriage Notes for Loran/Lorin Wetherell and Judith Brown:

m. recorded in Charlton VR page 227


28 iv. Lyman A Wetherell, born January 9, 1823 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He married Olive Rich November 27, 1849 in Charleton, Massachusetts; born in Charlton, Massachusetts.

Notes for Lyman A Wetherell

b. recorded Oxford VR page 119, s. Lyman & Lurana

Resided in his father’s house in 1892


Marriage Notes for Lyman Wetherell and Olive Rich

m. recorded Charlton VR page 228 s. Lymon & Lorana age 26

int recorded Oxford VR page 257 Nov 10, 1849


29 v. Lurana Jane Wetherell, born February 23, 1825 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She married Benjamin A. Dewitt February 3, 1848 in Oxford, Massachusetts; born November 13, 1822 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died October 10, 1881 in Sutton, Massachusetts.

Notes for Lurana Jane Wetherell:

b. recorded Oxford VR page 199, Jane L. d. Lyman & Lurana

Marriage Notes for Lurana Wetherell and Benjamin Dewitt

m. recorded Oxford VR page 257

9. John6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

9. John6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born August 26, 1786 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died March 1, 1871 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He married (1) Clarissa Sigourney March 24, 1816 in Oxford, Massachusetts, daughter of Andrew Sigourney and Elizabeth Wolcott. She was born August 18, 1791 in Oxford, Massachusetts, and died November 12, 1859 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He married (2) Mary Johnson July 19, 1864 in Oxford, Massachusetts, daughter of Nathaniel Johnson.

Notes for John Wetherell

He came to Oxford, spring of 1813 as clerk (with his brother Edward) for Abijah Davis and was his successor in trade. In partnership with Richard Moore in 1815. In 1817 Moore moved on and John remained there until 1835, and became wealthy. He was president of the Oxford Bank July 31, 1848 until Oct 1849,. In Jan 1825 the Second Social Library was formed and John was in charge from 1831 for three years. John built a house in 1834, used by 1890 in Daniel’s history as the episcopal parsonage. He resided in H220, H221, (late of Benj Paine (father of the wife of Andrew S. Wetherell) Mar 29, 1815, Abijah Davis to John Wetherell & Richard Moore, Lot; House built the same year, 1816, Richard Moore to John Wetherell, 1/2 House and Lot; a year or two later Wetherell built a store south of his house, where he engaged in trade; Apr 1, 1835, John Wetherell to Loring Davis, who fitted up the store as a dwelling, Mar 11, 1843, the heirs of Loring Davis to Benj Paine, the whole, Mar 27, 1843, from Daniels’, HISTORY OF OXFORD) and H224. He bought a pew in the Congregational Church for $150 and is buried in the 2nd grave site to the left as you enter the church cemetery. He is on the petition of Dec 4, 1825 to institute a 2nd Masonic Lodge. That lodge died about 1831, and he helped organize the 3rd Masonic Lodge of Oxford Sep 23, 1859, and was the first chaplain. He was selectman in 1822 & 1823. He was licensed to sell liquor in his store from 1818 to 1835. He sold land in Webster, Jan 4, 1824; 10 acres for $200 to Slater & Howard to form a new plant.

Witherell & Witherell add a Harriet to John’s family. She does not belong since she is the Harriet Esten that marries Calvin Wetherell (#828 on their list) Daniels says, Harriet m.n. (maiden name) Esten, widow age 46, d. 8 Sep 1868 in Oxford.

John, a minor over the age of 14, has chosen Jesse Wood of Dudley as guardian dated 13, Apr 1804, signed Jesse Wood, David Nichols & William Winsor.

Marriage Notes for John Wetherell and Clarissa Sigourney

m. recorded Oxford VR page 256

Children of John Wetherell and Clarissa Sigourney are:

30 i. Andrew Sigourney7 Wetherell, born January 29, 1817 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died January 13, 1892 in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He married (1) Diane Paine September 18, 1838 in Oxford, Massachusetts; born Abt. 1817; died December 22, 1844 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He married (2) Elizabeth L. Stevens July 28, 1845 in Webster, Massachusetts. He married (3) Ella Wilkinson July 7, 1890; born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Notes for Andrew Sigourney Wetherell:

b. recorded Oxford VR page 118, s. John & Clarrisa (Jan 29, 18–)

He was a partner in the firm of Seth Daniels & Co., Shoe manufacturer in Oxford before 1840 continuing for 5 years. (In 1844 Daniel Stevens was also a partner {relative of his second wife ?} and his father-in-law was involved in shoe manufacturing, removed to Woonsocket, RI where he practiced medicine. At the time of his second marriage he was a shoemaker and resident of Oxford, by the time of the birth of his 3rd child he was in Woodstock, CT. On Jan 16, 1846 as a resident of Killingly, CT., he sold to John, his father, leather cutting machinery. He is also called by some botanist, removed to Blackstone, MA, a suburb of Woonsocket, RI. He sold land deeded to him Sep 7, 1861 from his father John to Joseph Storm of Barrieville, RI, May 7, 1864. When his daughter was born in Woodstock, he was listed as a shoemaker, and when m. in Webster, he listed his occupation as shoe manufacturer. (Edward Wetherell’s bible calls him a doctor) His tombstone, part of his father’s, says Andrew Sigourney Wetherell MD. “He giveth his beloved sleep.” at Oxford Plains Cemetery.

Witherell & Witherell give Andrew 8 more children, but the will of George, one of those children, names their father as Caleb L. Wetherell

Notes for Diane Paine

d. recorded Oxford VR page 313, Dianna P., w. Andrew S., a. 27

Marriage Notes for Andrew Wetherell and Diane Paine:

m. recorded Oxford VR page 256 Diana

int. recorded Princeton VR page 140 Aug 25, 1838

Marriage Notes for Andrew Wetherell and Elizabeth Stevens

int. recorded Oxford VR June 13, 1845, page 275

m. recorded Webster VR page 305, although this says marriage of son

31 ii. John Wolcott Wetherell, born July 16, 1820 in Oxford, Massachusetts. He married Hester Newton September 10, 1858; born June 1, 1823 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Notes for John Wolcott Wetherell

b. recorded Oxford VR page 118, s. John & Clarissa

He graduated 1844 at Yale University, and studied Law at Cambridge, studied for a few months at the offices of Bacon and Bacon where he was admitted to the bar in Autumn of 1846. He began his practice Jan 1847 at Worcester, MA, was a member of Gov. Andrew’s staff in 1861, was representative for Worcester, and filled positions of trust.

In 1846 he appears at court and legally changes his name from John Wetherell jun of Oxford, to John Wolcott Wetherell. (List of Persons whose Names Have Been Changed in Massachusetts 1780-1892. collated and published by the secretary of the Commonwealth in 1893. Genealogical Publishing Co. Reprint 1972.

In Genealogical & Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Vol II, page 132, he is listed as being a member of Gov. Andrew’s staff when they reviewed the 25th Massachusetts, 30 Oct 1861. He was a Colonel and was with a Colonel Ritchie & Gov. Andrews at Camp Lincoln.


Notes for Hester Newton

Information on Hester Newton’s family and siblings comes from Click Here

32 iii. George A. Wetherell, born October 30, 1825 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died September 23, 1858.


Notes for George A. Wetherell

b. recorded Oxford VR page 118, s. John & Clarissa

Graduated from Yale in 1848, and studied Law at Cambridge with his brother. Admitted to the bar in 1851, and practiced in partnership with John W. Wetherell until he died. He is buried alongside his father in Oxford.

10. Edward6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1)

10. Edward6 Wetherell (Joshua III5, Joshua II4, Joshua I3, Samuel2, William1) was born October 18, 1789 in Dudley, Massachusetts, and died October 21, 1867 in Martin County, Minnesota. He married Betsey Moffitt October 24, 1814 in Oxford, Massachusetts, daughter of Lemuel Moffitt and Lucy Amidown. She was born May 12, 1793 in Oxford, Massachusetts, and died March 19, 1863 in Magnolia, Wisconsin.


Notes for Edward Wetherell

On March 23, 1811 he, a resident of Dudley, and his brother. William, a resident of Pomfret, with the Heirs of Dinah Brown of Gloucester RI (their Aunt) requested the the estate of Joshua IV be divided. (Joshua IV had been the administrator of the estate of Joshua II who was the administrator of the estate of Joshua III when he died.)(To the Honbl Nath Paine, esq, Judge of probate of wills for the county of Worcester, MA. Edward of Dudley, William of Pomfret heirs of Josh late of Dudley, deceased they hold in common with heirs of Dudley and the heirs of Dinah Brown late of Gloucester, RI, asking for a division of the estate. 23 Mar 1811 dated)

Between 1810-1813 Edward appears to have attended Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT, by 1813 he was a clerk with his brother John in Oxford, MA residing sometime during this time frame at H76 in Oxford, removed to Pomfret, CT by 1820, where he resided next to this brother William, by 1830 he was back in Dudley, MA, in 1831 he moved to Kendal, Orleans Cty, NY, in !842 he moved the family to WI where he resided in Hustiford in 1850 & 1860 census. He apparently was in Magnolia with his son Edward Nelson Wetherell since Betsey died there and John his youngest was married there. He then apparently moved to MN where John Otis Wetherell, his youngest child resided, and where his brother-in-law had moved. He died there. (According to Edward’s Bible he and Betsey were baptized Baptist Mar 28, 1813 with some children, probably not their own.)


Some Speculation of Edward’s movements and why??

Edward was the youngest of Seven Children. To Examine the situation, when his father died, Edward was 6, John was 9, Lyman was 14, and Joshua IV was 19. The older brothers William and Samuel were probably not around or their Grandfather, Joshua II, would not have become the Administrator of Joshua III’s estate. (William b. land in Pomfret, CT in 1797, Samuel was married in Sturbridge in 1794.) So these younger children were under the care of their mother (Hannah maintained a separate residence in 1800 census) and administration of their grandfather. Their sister Hannah got married in 1797 to a Corbin. This situation apparently continued until the death of Joshua II in 1802. On Apr 5, 1802, Mary, widow of Joshua II nominated Joshua IV to be the administrator of Joshua II’s estate, (She requested Joshua IV since there were no living male Heirs of Joshua II to relieve her old age) thereby giving Joshua IV, by default control of Joshua III’s estate if it had not been settled. Joshua IV filed administrative bond for the estate on Dec 7, 1802. John, at his own request has Jesse Wood of Oxford appointed his guardian Apr 19, 1804, Lyman was 19, on his own, and Edward doesn’t appear until he is on the records of Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT (It appears that he went to live with his older brother and family in Woodstock, CT) Joshua IV died in 1810 and his widow Sally, Jepthah Baron and Eliphaz Perry post a bond of $10,000 to be administrators of Joshua IV’s estate (Edward witnesses this) and if they weren’t settled yet, by default Joshua III and Joshua II’s estates. To further this speculation, William and Edward filed a request for a division of the estate against Sally on Mar 11, 1811 for their shares and the shares of the heirs of Dinah (Wetherell) Brown of Gloucester, which indicates that the earlier estates weren’t settled completely yet. John remained in Oxford, as did Lymon. In fact Laura, Lymon’s daughter was to be married in Dudley, possibly at her grandmother’s since a widow Wetherell died there in 1835. William remains in Pomfret, Samuel disappears except for a death place somewhere in PA. Edward becomes the fiddle footed one, living first at Oxford, then Pomfret, then Dudley, then moving to Kendal, NY near his nephew, Darius. Edward’s brother-in-law, Orrin Moffit, moved to NY also. Edward’s son, Edward Nelson Wetherell, married Emily Mercy Reed in OH (she was a former resident of Kendal, NY), and about the same time Orrin Moffitt had a second marriage of another of the Reeds (Mercy S. Reed) near Cincinnati, OH. In about 1842, Edward’s son, Edward Nelson Wetherell followed the Reeds and his older brother Amasa west to WI. (the Reeds went by wagon, the Wetherells with a new baby went by Steamer from NY to WI) Orrin Moffit also moved to WI about this time. Edward then moved as did their daughter Betsey and her family. Edward remained there farming until Betsey died in 1863, then he apparently moved on to be with his son John Otis Wetherell and family in MN. Orrin Moffitt went to MN also. Edward died in MN in 1867. Edward’s other sons also left WI, Edward Nelson moving to MO & KS. Amasa moved in 1840 to Peoria IL, until 1860 when he moved after that to AR.


HISTORY OF OXFORD places Edward in H76 in Oxford, MA


NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES GENEALOGICAL AND MEMORIAL: VOLUME IV page 1842 & 1843 discuss the interrelationships of the families, with many mistakes. They followed the Potter genealogy and found only one Edward in Massachusetts at this time, and they put Susan Wellington as this Edward’s third wife. They also listed Dinah Brown Edward’s aunt as his first wife. Another area of confusion was that they used HISTORY OF OXFORD confusion to further cloud the issue… This Edward was descended from the youngest son of Samuel, Joshua who moved to Salem, whereby the Potter genealogy and NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES have then as being descended from youngest son of John, Joshua, also born in 1683, however, that Joshua died in Salem, MA. without issue.


Witherell & Witherell have Edward marrying Dinah Brown in 1811, however she was his Aunt & even Frank Wetherell of FAMILIES OF THE VILLAGE WETHERAL discounted this idea in his 1949 supplement.


Notes for Betsey Moffitt:

Monument to her is erected in Carthage, MO Bible records of Edward state that Betsey died in Magnolia, WI, Massachusetts has no record of her death, and Magnolia is where her son lived within sight of his in-laws.

This is a quote about a baptism, “Lamba & Nancy Joy children of Edward and Betsey were immersed @ Salters First established factory in Dudley, by Elder John B. Ballard, Paster of Dudley Baptist Church.” This creates confusion about Betsey’s children, but if, it is them, then one conclusion holds true, Edward and Betsey were Baptist and this would be one of the reasons they are so hard to track in New England.


Marriage Notes for Edward Wetherell and Betsey Moffitt:

int recorded Oxford VR page 257, Sep 25, 1814

Children of Edward Wetherell and Betsey Moffitt are:

33 i. Amasa S.7 Wetherell, born February 18, 1813 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1900 in Ozark, Franklin Co., Arkansas. He married (1) Keziah Whitemore; born 1816 in New York; died Bef. 1853 in Peoria, Illinois. He married (2) Hannah Shimer October 19, 1853 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois; born 1830 in Ohio; died in Ozark, Franklin Co., Arkansas.


Notes for Amasa S. Wetherell:

b. recorded Oxford VR page 118, s. Edward & Betsy

His first wife’s brother spelled the name Whittemore and it is presumed that they were married in Wisconsin. His second marriage lists Hannah as miss and him as Amasa Weitherill. Hannah and Amasa signed an affidavit for Theodore, August 1, 1889 at Ozark, Franklin Co., Arkansas. The affidavit was in regards to a pension for Theodore. In 1852, Hannah was a member of the 1st Congregational Church of Peoria, then she changed her membership to Mrs. Hannah Wetherell. He was in WI in 1840, IL in 1850, and Arkansas 20 years by 1890.

In the 1948 book FAMILIES FROM THE VILLAGE WETHERAL by Frank Wetherell there are two girls listed between Theodore and Betsy, however the girl’s names are the same as the names of the daughters of Theodore. Nowhere else in census records etc. do I find this but it is continued in Witherell & Witherell’s THE WITHERELL, WETHERELL, WITHERILL FAMILIES OF NEW ENGLAND. An old photo-copy, in my possession, of the 1948 book has a handwritten notation that the girls were children of Theodore, note added in the 1950’s.

He is on the tax rolls for 1879 with property, and proves a homestead for 160 acres in 1889.

He is on the 1880 census with wife, sons Lorenzo D., Andrew J., & Charles H., he also has a servant Mary J. Lively. He reappears on the 1900 census.


Marriage Notes for Amasa Wetherell and Hannah Shimer:

They were married at the 1st Congregational Church in Peoria by Wm. E. Reily, minister of the Gospel

34 ii. Edward Nelson Wetherell, born September 23, 1815 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died March 31, 1892 in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas. He married Emily Mercy Reed April 2, 1840 in Troy (now called Welshfield) Geauga, Ohio; born November 27, 1816 in Murray, Orleans Co., New York; died February 8, 1899 in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri.


Notes for Edward Nelson Wetherell:

b. recorded Oxford VR page 118, s. Edward & Betsy

The story of the travels of the Wetherell’s can be found in a soliloquy written by Elisha Rice Reed for the Historical Society of Magnolia about early travels to Wisconsin. Further Evidence from Orleans County, NY identifies a Mr. Wetherell who joined the 1st Christian Church of Barre (now Albion) in 1820. This would be too early to be the Edward’s. Daniel Reed helped to found the first Baptist Church of Medina. He died in Murray. He was also involved in the 1st Baptist Church of Holley, formed Nov 12, 1825, with Elisha Rice, another prominent name in Orleans County. There was a Samuel Wetherbee who owned 76 acres on June 20, 1836 in Orleans, County. Daniel Reed was a prominent early settler of Orleans County, NY.

Edward is buried at Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO as is Emily his ex-wife.

The family moved with their father in his travels, eventually arriving in Kendal, New York. In 1840 census Edward Nelson and his family were living with his father there. Elisha Rice Reed, Emily’s brother places Edward Nelson Wetherell’s move to 1844 by steamer from New York to Wisconsin. Elisha names Edward Nelson a mason (stone worker) and a mason’s tools were in his probate records. With the multiple places of birth of his children it is obvious that he was moving around alot during his time in WI. In 1860 census report he is described as a farmer. George’s, his son, diary indicates that he was looking south in 1862/3 and by 1866 the family had moved to Seneca, MO via Ray County, MO. They don’t appear in the 1870 census, but land records indicate that he proved a homestead in 1872. He joined the Masonic Lodge of Racine in 1876, and Emily moved to Carthage, MO approximately 1877. Emily was in Carthage in 1880 census. They were divorced in Newton Co, MO. Emily’s funeral was held at the home of her son JE Wetherell, by the Rev. David King, the Baptist missionary. She had been a member of WCTU (pallbearers were DJ Bliss, S. Bistline, EB Soper, Thomas Waldron, SP Glass, and George Cassavan.

Edward’s estate was probated Spring term 1893. His executor was George, his son. His personal property amounted to $374.90. There is a deed to his homestead. He was the architect and builder of Zellenken Brewery in Baxter Springs, KS and in his obit in the Baxter Springs News, Apr 2, 1892, it says he was called one of the 1st settlers of Baxter Springs, and a funeral was held there. He was the injured party in the divorce.

35 iii. Betsey Maranda Wetherell, born May 10, 1818 in Oxford, Massachusetts; died December 22, 1881 in New London, Wisconsin. She married Samuel J. Willet April 29, 1841 in Rochester, New York; born Abt. 1811.


Notes for Betsey Maranda Wetherell:

b. recorded at Oxford VR page 118, d. Edward & Betsy

Detailed information about Betsey’s family came from the records of pension filed for Edward E. Willet’s parents. Marriage date of Apr 29, 1841 is confirmed by three Rochester, NY papers, Daily Democrat, Daily Advertiser, and Gem & Ladies Amulet, married by Rev Mr. Boatman.

Maranda B. was how she styled herself of Edward Willet’s pension papers, and she named all her living children.

36 iv. John Otis Wetherell, born December 7, 1830 in Dudley, Massachusetts; died March 17, 1893 in Canemah (Oregon City), Oregon. He married Ellen (Nellie) Medelia Wetherell December 31, 1861 in Plymouth, Wisconsin; born March 2, 1837 in Pomfret, Connecticut; died July 19, 1922 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington.

Notes for John Otis Wetherell:

According to his obit, he was born in Dudley, but not recorded. He is buried at the former Masonic Cemetery (now known as Mountain View) at Oregon City, Oregon. He enlisted in the Civil war, (calling himself a joiner (carpenter), at his death he said he was a mason.) Jan 16, 1865 at Mankato, MN as a private in Co F, 1st Regt Minn Vol Heavy Arty He was mustered Feb 13, 1865 at St. Paul, MN and was discharged Sep 27, 1865. He had been promoted to SGT, and then commissioned as a 2nd Lt., by the governor of MN, July 15, 1865 because of bravery. Wehn he died he was treasurer of Clackamus County, OR and his obit said he had moved with Edward, his father, from MA to NY to WI. He then moved to Martin County, MN and acted as a frontier scout, during the Indian depredations of 1862/3 until he enlisted in the regular army. When he was discharged he returned to MN where his 2nd child was born, then moved on to MO & KS where he held offices of trust. He was one of the organizers of the Seneca Masonic Lodge in 1874. He was in Neosho in 1880 buying and selling land. In Oct of 1885 he moved to Oregon City, OR, then moved temporarily to Eugene, returning to Oregon City in 1889. In 1892 he was elected treasurer of Clackamus County. He was a member of Multnomah Lodge #1 AF & AM, and Meade GAR Post no. 2. The family moved to Portland around 1894 then on to Wenatchee in 1906. Ellen filed in Spokane for benefits as a Civil War Veteran Widow Oct 2, 1916. She resided E 819 33rd Ave, Spokane.

Notes for Ellen (Nellie) Medelia Wetherell:

Some dates work out to March 1836 for her birth date, but that is only 5 months after the date of her brother Hiram, so 1837 works out best.


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Oxford Vital Records

Rhode Island Vital Records

History of Oxford

Clan Moffat Society

Familysearch.org

There are two other sources for Moffitt information: Clan Moffat and http://www.tartans.com/

Last Updated on May 29, 2021 by rootie

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