John Munson, Jr. (1693 - c.1745)

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Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Death: Died in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cause of death: Died as a soldier during the Louisbourg expedition of 1745/46.
Occupation: cooper, Sgt. in King George's War
Managed by: Mary Niffen
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About John Munson, Jr.

  • The Tuttle story is one of my qualifying stories for Rootsweb's International Black Sheep Society
  • After checking out the citations that people sent me, as much as I could get ahold of them, mostly TAG, and a couple of citations, I never did get ahold of the Prindle book, I found that documents such as wills establish that the Tuttles were of Northampton. My sources, as well as a summary of the disproven roots cited in older Tuttle genealogies in the United States, are below.
  • Ringstead Tuttles
  • This is the true Tuttle lineage. The material is a little confusing.
  • Here is the version I put together;
  • Hannah b 11/2/1655 m11/7/1672 Samuel Clark
    • Samuel b 8/7/1673 m 11/15/1698 Mary Brown
    • Daniel b 3/6/1674-5
    • John b 2/23/1676-7 living 1729 per will
    • Joseph b 10/20/1678 m 11/27/1707 Marah parker
    • Stephen b 12/24/1680 m 11/26/1702 Sarah Hill
    • Nathan b 2/20/1682 m 5/27/1709 Phebe Lines she m (2) Joshua Tuttle
    • Hannah b 4/6/1685 m 4/20/1709 Jonah TODD
    • Phineas b 6/27/1687 m 5/9/1715 Abigail Bassett
    • Abigail b 9/6/1689
    • 'Hester b 1/2/1692 m 1/8/1712 John Munson
    • Timothyb 1/5/1694 m 1/31/1724 Elizabeth Potter
    • Mehitable b 5/10/1698 m 12/16/1722 Thomas Down d 10/25/1723, three wks after birth of lst child. Mehitable b 10/4/1723 married Thomas Stevens? Living on dateof deeed, 1744-5. Her husband remarried.
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According to information obtained by Myron A. Munson, Sergeant John Munson owned little land, his father conducted gristmills, and a liberal collection of cooper's tools belonged to his estate, combine to suggest that he was a cooper. His wife united with the First Church in New Haven between 1716 and 1718 under the ministr of Rev. Joseph Noyes. He was a participant in King George's War as it was known in America. In Europe, the war was known as The War of Austrian Succession. Four Thousand Massachusetts (3250) and New Hampshire(304) farmers, mechanics and fishermen set forth from New England in April 1745, to capture Louisbourg on the Island of Capt Breton, as it was the strongest fortress in North America. A daring night assault on May 26, resulted in sixty New Englanders killed with 116 taken prisoner. The French governor was disheartened, however, by the capture of the ship "Vigilant" which was equipped with 64 guns and laden with military stores. He was also alarmed by the erection of a battery on the lighthouse cliff and sent out a flag of truce. On June 17 the fortress surrendered. This was a chief victory of King George's War in America. Sometime during the expedition, Sergeant John Munson perished.


•Birth: 7 JUL 1693 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut

•Death: at the invasion of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia ABT 1745

Father: John MUNSON b: 28 JAN 1672 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Mother: Sarah COOPER b: 26 APR 1673 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Marriage 1 Hester CLARK b: 2 JAN 1692 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA c: 1693 in First Congregational Church, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

•Married: 28 JAN 1711 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA


1. Dorothy MUNSON b: 7 JUN 1715 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

2. David MUNSON b: 8 OCT 1718 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut

3. Dorcus MUNSON b: 18 NOV 1720 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut

4. John MUNSON b: 27 NOV 1731 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut

5. Timothy MUNSON b: 1 JUL 1734 in Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut

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Sgt. John Munson, Jr.'s Timeline

July 7, 1693
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
June 11, 1713
Age 19
New Haven, CT
June 7, 1715
Age 21
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
October 8, 1718
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
November 18, 1720
Age 27
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
February 16, 1723
Age 29
New Haven, New Haven, Ct
December 18, 1726
Age 33
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
November 27, 1731
Age 38
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
July 12, 1734
Age 41
Southington, Hartford, CT, USA
August 6, 1738
Age 45
Hartford, Conn.