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About Esther Tuttle (Hotchkiss)
- The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
- 9. Simon Tuttle, bap. in New Haven, March 28, 1647. ..........
- II. Timothy, b. 1682, m. Nov. 2, 1706, Thankful Doolittle; (2) June 9, 1729, Mary Rowe, wid. of Stephen; (3) May 17, 1739, Mary Humiston; (4) June 28, 1749, Mrs. Sarah Humiston.
- * I was early informed, on what seemed good authority, that the above Abigail was the dau. of that name of Richard Beach, whose birth or bap., given by Dr. Savage in 1653. Joseph P. Beach, Esq., thinks that she could not have been a Beach. Richard's dau. Abigail is not mentioned in settlement of her father's estate, The point remains in uncertainty.
- 92. Timothy Tuttle, b. 1682; prob. in N. Haven; rem., with his father's family when about 3 years of age to Wallingford, Conn. In early life he explored the country to the westward of W. and selected land for a farm, which he cleared with his own hands, and on it prepared a home for his family, working through the week as it was too far to go home every night and returning only on Saturdays, guided by a line of blazed trees he had marked through the woods. The spot is about a mile east of the central part of the village of Cheshire. In 1715, it is referred to in the division of Wallingford into school districts, the west division to extend "as far as west of the river, as high as Timothy Tuttle's adn Timothy Beach's." Here he afterwards erected the first frame house in the town of Cheshire (according to the famlily tradition, but Joseph P. Beach has doubts about this house being the first, and accords that honor to the Hitchcock house in another part of town; "the Tuttle house may have been the second)." It was a good specimen of the Conn. farm house in the olden time, under its roof were born children, grand children, great gr. chil. and great great gr. chil. of the builder; it was standing until a few years since, when it was burned by an incendiary, being at the time unoccupied.
- In 1723 the West Wallingford district was made a society, and at the first meeting (Sept. 16, 1723) Timothy Tuttle was voted Moderator for the year ensuing. His name is the first name on the records of the town, Nov. 4, 1723. Caleb Williams, Timothy Tuttle, Joshua Hotchkiss, Nathaniel Bunnell and Thomas Corry were voted a committee to manage the work of the meeting house, Dec., 1723; Timothy Tuttle, Joseph Thompson and Thomas Mathews the committee to seat the meeting house.
- Sept. 1, 1724, the same committee to "dignify the meeting house;" same year he was one of a committee of three to manage school affairs. Nov., 1724, he was one of the com. of three to manage affairs of Ordinatin. (Rev. Samuel Hall was ordained the first pastor of the chh. in Cheshire, Dec., 1724.) The same year T. T. appointed col. of the four penny rate.
- In Dec., 1725, ona com. of three to manage society affairs for ensuing yr. Dec. 20 1726, "Sergeant Tuttle" on com. of three to run boundary lines between the east and west societies (Wallingford and Cheshire).
- Nov. 17, 1729, Matthew Ballamy, (f. of Rev. Dr. Joseph, the celebrated divine), Sergeant Tuttle and Isaac Moss, a com. to build school house; also to manage soc. affairs for ensuing year. Also next year, and to manage school affairs. Nov. 8, 1732, Sergeant Tuttle voted moderator for year ensuing. Nov. 1, 1736, John Hull, Sergeant Tuttle and John Gaylord to manage society affairs.
- On Sept. 17, 1737, a new meeting house 61x45 and 24 feet in height was voted, and Sergt. Tuttle to be Moderator for year ensuing, and on com. to manage soc. affairs, and in 1738. June 12, 1739 on com. of three to sell the old meeting house. Chosen deacon Aug. 18, 1739. In Dec., 1739, on com. of three to manage soc. affairs, and the tw succeeding years. In 1742 he was a member of the council for the ordination of Rev. Benj. Woodbridge as first pastor of the chh. at Amity (Woodbridge.)
- He bought land in Farmington of Benj. Judd.--Farm. Land Rec. He d. in Cheshire, April 15, 1756, a. 74. His grave-stone once standing in the old grave-yard there, and on which faint traces of inscription are still visible, has been utilized in the construction of an adjacent stone fence. His life began two years before the death of the acestress of the race recorded in this work, and he doubtless sat on her knee and heard her voice. It ended only nine years before the birth, in the house which he built, of her grt. grt. grt. gr. so. Uri Tuttle (the father of the compiler), thus covering a period that embraces in part the cotemporary history of five generations.
- His will dated Dec., 1753, "being in the 71st year of my age," names eldest son Ephraim, execr., " wife Sarah to have all the estate she brought me at time of my marriage," sons Moses, Gershom, Timothy, Simon; daughters Mary, wife of Miles Hull; Abigail, wife of John Gaylord; Mehitable, wife of Andrew Clark, and children of Rachel, who was wife of Nathan Tyler.
- He m. Nov. 2, 1706, Thankful Doolittle*, who d. Nov. 23, 1728. He m. (2) June 9, 1729, Mary Rowe+, who d. Jan. 22, 1738; (3) May 17, 1739 Mary Humiston, who d. Jan. 22, 1748; (4) June 28, 1749, Mrs. Sarah Humiston, wid. of James [ante 144], and dau. of Ebenezer and Abigail (Heaton) Atwater**, b. April 6, 1693; d. May 28, 1761; i. by 1st m.;
- I. Rachel, b. April 10, 1706; m. Nathan Tyler.
- II. Ebenezer, b. May 18, 1708; d. Dec. 2, 1736, a. 28, "of ye throat destroyer."
- III. 'Ephraim, b. April 10, 1710; m. Esther Hotchkiss; (2) Hannah Pangborn; (3) Thankful (Sedgwick) Preston.
- IV. Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1712; m. Dec. 4, 1729, Miles Hull of Derby.
- V. Gershom, b. Aug. 11, 1714; m.
- VI. Timothy, Dec. 4, 1716; m. Jan. 27, 1743, Hannah Wadhams.
- VII. Abigail, April 13, 1719; m. John Gaylor. "Mrs. Gaylord, bu. Nov., 1751.--Cheshire Rec.; 1. Child, bap. June 27, 1742. 2. Amos, bap. March, 1746.
- VIII. Simon, b. June 2, 1721; m.
- IX. Moses, b. Dec. 18, 1723; m. June 2, 1746, Sibyl Thomas.
- X. Thankful, b. Nov. 5, 1726; d. Dec. 9, 1747, a. 21; unm. i. by 2d m.:
- XI. Mehitable, b. Nov. 15, 1730; m. Feb. 7, 1748, Andrew Clark.
- XII. Ichabod, b. July 2, 1732; d. Jan. 9, 1747. A child of Sergt. Tuttle d. Dec., 1727.--Cheshire Chh. Rec.
- * I suppose her to be gr. dau. of Abraham and dau. of John and Mary (Peck) Doolittle. Mary Peck was dau. of John and Mary (Moss) Peck. Mary Moss was dau. of John Moss of Wall'd.
- + Mary Rowe, 2d wife of Dea. Timothy Tuttle was dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Ball) Peck. Joseph Peck was of Neward, N. J., and d. there Jan. 1745, a. 70. He was son of Henry Peck of New Haven, and his wf. Sarah. dau. of Dea. Roger Alling. Lydia Ball, wf. of Joseph Peck, was dau. of Edward Ball of Branford, who rem. to Newark and was High Sheriff of Essex Co., N. J. Mary Peck, dau. of Joseph, m. Stephen, s. of John and Abigail (Alsop) Rowe of E. Hav., b. July 1, 1687; d. Nov 13, 1724. This genealogy is proved by sundry records. A deed recorded at New Haven, 1740, to "Robert Talmage, who has supported out mother, Mrs. Sarah Peck, for six years. of our part of her thirds in the Yorkshire quarter; also about four acres in the common." signed Joseph Peck of Newark, N. J., James Peck of New Haven and Mary and Timothy Tuttle. Another, deed to Robert Talmage for the same consid., rec. 1742, signed by James Peck, Samuel Peck and Thomas Gilbert, and in 1744, Joseph Peck of Newark, then a. 69 yrs., Amos Peck, Abigail, wf. of Robert Talmage, Samuel Peck, Thomas Gilbert, Joseph Peck of Danbury and Mary, wf. of Timothy Tuttle, as joint heirs, unite in a conv. to Matthew Gilbert. James Peck m. a sister of Stephen Rowe, as appears by an agreement between the heirs of John Rowe, exhibited at New Haven, by James Peck, 1742, signed by John Matthews, heirs of Stephen, Abigail, wid. of James Morris, Hannah, wf. of James Peck, and Sarah, wf. of Eleazer Brown. Dodd says Hannah Rowe m. 1720, John Leak, and makes no mention of his dec. or of her 2d m., but from the above record it is clear that she was wf. of James Peck in 1742; chil. of Stephen and Mary Peck Rowe, 1. Stephen, b. Sept. 7, 1716; d. Nov. 15, 1731. 2. Joseph, b. Oct. 7, 1718; m. Dec. 21, 1743, Abigail Beecher. 3. Daniel, b. Nov. 7, 1720. 4. Mary, b. Dec. 21, 1722; m. __ Bradley, and had among others; i. Stephen Rowe Bradley, b. Cheshire, Conn., Feb. 20, 1754; Y. C. 1775; rem. to Vt. 1778; set. at Westminster. He drew up the "Vermont Appeal," published by the State Council 1779; many years Pros. Atty. of the Co.; Col. and Gen. of Militia; often Rep. in Gen. Assembly; on of the commissioners in 1780 in the final adjustment of the controversy with New York; three times elected U. S. Senator, serving over 14 yrs.; he d. Dec. 19, 1830. --Hall's Hist. of Vt. His dau., Adeline Gratia, was the first wf. of Sam'l G. Goodrich, (Peter Parley) p. 108, and had Mary Elizabeth, who m. her cous. Charles M. Wolcott, Esq., p. 107. His s. Wm. Czar Bradley, b. March 20, 1782; Y. C.; LL.D.; mem. Con.; an able lawyer; d. March 3, 1867, a. 85.
- Early families of Wallingford, Connecticut By Charles Henry Stanley Davis
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- 9. Simon Tuttle, son of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, married Miss Abigail, daughter of John Beach, and was among the first subscribers to the compact for the settlement of New Haven village (now Wallingford), in 1669-70, and settled there near his father Beach's land, perhaps on a portion of it. His house lot was No. 13, east side Main-st., with 8 acres of out land. He died April 16, 1719, ae. 72 years. Mrs. Abigail died Aug., 1722.
- Children; 53 Daniel, b. Nov. 11, 1680, m. Ruth How, Oct 18, 1711; 54 Dea. Timothy, b. 1681, m. 1st Thankful Doolittle, Nov. 2, 1706, she d. Nov. 23, 1728, 2d, Mary __, 3d, Sarah Humiston, June 28, 1749, he died April 15, 1756, ae. 75; 55 Thankful; 56 Rebecca, b. April 30, 1698; 57 Jonathan, b. Sept. 18, 1701; 58 Isaiah, b. July 10, 1704, m. Susannah Doolittle, June 4, 1727; 59 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 8, 1705; 60 Deborah, b. Jan. 1, 1709; 61 David, b. April 25, 1713.
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- (Children of Timothy by 1st wife, Moses, Thankful. by 2nd wife, Mehitable, Ichabod. Cp) .............. 107 Moses, b. Dec. 18, 1723, settled in Cheshire; 108 Thankful, b. Nov. 15, 1726, d. Dec. 9, 1747; 109 Mehitable, b. Nov. 15, 1730, m. Andrew Clark; 110 Ichabod, b. July 2, 1732, d. Jan. 9, 1747-8.
- 101. 'Ephraim Tuttle, son of Dea. Timothy and Thankful Tuttle, married 1st Esther Hotchkiss, June 11, 1731. She died May, 1732, of small pox. He m. 2d Hannah Paine, Jan. 16, 1734. She died May 22, 1756, ae. 42. He m. 3d, Thankful Preston, Dec. 16, 1761. He died in Cheshire, Feb 2, 1775, ae. 64 yrs.