Daniel Tilton (1642 - 1715) MP

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Birthplace: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, Province of New Hampshire, (Present USA)
Occupation: Blacksmith, Ensign
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About Daniel Tilton

•Name: Daniel Tilton

•Sex: M

•Birth: ABT 1642 in Lynn, Essex County, Massacusetts

•Title: Ensign

•Death: 10 FEB 1715 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire 3 4

•Note:

Nearly all of the Tiltons of New Hampshire, and many of Maine and Vermont, are descendants of Daniel and Mehitable.

From The History of the Tilton Family, p. 67, 68:

"Daniel Tilton was a strong man in town matters and government. He built a block house on his property to protect his family and other settlers from the Indians. In New Hampshire Town Papers, Vol. 12, mention is made of Daniel Tilton's garrison at Hampton, April to September, 1696. This was the only strong-hold between Exeter and Hampton. History says that having a large family of stalwart sons they successfully defended themselves when necessary to do so.

"Daniel Tilton was an Ensign in early history, taking an active part in King William's War. In 1696 he was allowed £9; 14s; 3d for some public service. There is a deed dated 1714 which starts with the words "I, Ensign Daniel Tilton. He represented Hampton in the Colonial Assembly in 1693-95 and again in 1702, at which time he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was again elected a member of the General Assembly in 1709 and 1711-1714. Finally being very infirm he asked and was excused by the House from further duty (1714). He died February 10, 1714-5 (or perhaps 1716), in Hampton, where he was buried."

Marriage 1 Mehitabel Sanborn

•Married: 23 DEC 1669 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Children

1. Joseph Tilton b: 19 MAR 1677 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

2. David Tilton b: 30 OCT 1682 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

3. Abigail Tilton b: 28 OCT 1670 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

4. Mary Tilton b: 09 MAR 1673 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

5. Samuel Tilton b: 14 FEB 1675 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

6. Mercy Tilton b: 25 MAY 1679 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

7. Daniel Tilton b: 23 OCT 1680 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

8. Hannah Tilton b: 27 APR 1689 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

9. Mehitable Tilton b: 02 OCT 1687 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

10. Jethro Tilton b: ABT 1684 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

11. Josiah Tilton b: in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Source: rootsweb

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Daniel Tilton was born circa 1642 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on February 10, 1714/5 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 10.

By 1662, Daniel was orphaned and chose his older brother Samuel Tilton as his guardian. Daniel was apparently a blacksmith by trade. In his youth, during the 1660's, he moved to Hampton, New Hampshire. There he was married on December 23, 1669 to Mehitabel Sanborn. They had 11 children: Abigail, Mary, Samuel, Joseph, Mercy, Daniel, David, Jethro, Mehitabel, Hannah and Joseph.

Daniel was a prominent and probably well-respected man in Hampton, New Hampshire. He served in the Colonial Army during King Phillip's War and in King William's War and received the military title of Ensign. Daniel was for many years Hampton's representative in the New Hampshire General Assembly and also at times the Speaker of the Assembly. In 1714 he asked to be dismissed from the Assembly being "infirm and ancient." He died on February 10, 1714/5 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Daniel married Mehitabel Sanborn on December 23, 1669 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She was born circa 1647 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She died after 1691 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.

They had the following children:

1 Abigail Tilton was born on October 28, 1670.

2 Mary Tilton was born on March 9, 1671/2.

3 Samuel Tilton

4 Joseph Tilton was born on March 19, 1676/7.

5 Mercy Tilton was born on May 25, 1679.

6 Daniel Tilton was born on October 30, 1682.

7 David Tilton was born on October 30, 1682.

8 Jethro Tilton was born circa 1684.

9 Mehitabel Tilton was born on October 3, 1687.

10 Hannah Tilton was born on April 29, 1689.

11 Joseph Tilton was born circa 1691.

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Ensign Daniel Tilton's Timeline

1642
1642
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1669
December 23, 1669
Age 27
Hampton, (Present Rockingham County), North Plantation (Present New Hampshire), (Present USA)
December 23, 1669
Age 27
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1670
October 28, 1670
Age 28
Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
1673
February 14, 1673
Age 31
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
March 9, 1673
Age 31
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1674
February 14, 1674
Age 32
Hampton, (Present Rockingham County), North Plantation (Present New Hampshire), (Present USA)
1677
March 19, 1677
Age 35
Hampton, (Present Rockingham County), North Plantation (Present New Hampshire), (Present USA)
1679
May 25, 1679
Age 37
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1680
October 23, 1680
Age 38
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire