|Birthplace:||Probably, Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States|
|Death:||Died in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts|
|Managed by:||Marilou Goldfarb|
About George Cadman
Resided in Portsmouth, RI, then moved to Dartmouth, MA.
1684, September 24- He was on a committee to lay out a way through the town of Dartmouth, MA.
1686, May 24- He was on a list of inhabitants of Dartmouth, MA.
1686- Surveyor of highways.
1692- Grand Jury.
1692, 94, 96- Selectman.
1698, 1709, 1711- Treasurer.
1712, June 2- He had surveyed to him 512 acres.
1712- Overseer of the Poor.
Here is what Theodore G. Foster has to say about George Cadman in his article, William Cadman of Portsmouth and His Descendents: jeffreebenetadded this on 18 Nov 2007
George (son of William) Cadman's date of birth is not of record, but the place was probably Portsmouth, as no other place of residence of his parents has been found. He himself, however, spent most of his life in Dartmouth, Mass. Early mention states that he was in Dartmouth in 1685 (Savage Genealogical Index).
Actual records show however that he served as a juryman in that place in 1676 (A. 268). In 1684, he was one of a committee to lay out a way through the town (A. 268), and in 1686 he was named as one of the inhabitants of that place (12 New England Historic Genealogical Register 160).
He too, as his father before him held many public offices, both appointive and elective. In 1686 he was a surveyor of highways, and in 1688 he with one Wood and others were named in a suit against the proprietors. In 1692 he served on the Grand Jury and he served as a selectman in the years 1692, 1694, and 1696.
In 1694 he was named in a deed to the residents of Dartmouth by William Bradford, (B.N. 33) and was therefore one of the original fifty-six proprietors entitling him to the ownership to 800 acres of land mentioned in the early records as the "800 acres division".
He held the office of treasurer in 1698, 1709, 1711, and 1712. He was one time overseer of the poor. In 1697 he was appointed overseer of a will, the appraisement of which he finished in 1704 (Mayflower Des. 7: 212). In 1712 he had 512 acres serveyed for him (A. 268).
The date of his marriage is not known but he married Hannah (5) Hathaway. On September 9, 1710 she was named in the will of her father, Arthur (4) Hathaway, and she receipted for her share of property, (Mayflower Des. 16: 110, 112). Her mother was Sarah (3) Cook, she being the daughter of John (2) Cook and Sarah Warren. This John Cook was a son of Francis (1) Cook of the Mayflower (Mayflower Des. 22: 2).
There are no children of George (2) and Hannah Cadman of record except the one daughter Elizabeth, the date of her birth has not been determined. He died November 24, 1718 (New England Historic Genealogical Register 20: 340), (D. 3: 22). In his will he appoints his wife, Hannah, as sole executrix and names his daughter, Elizabeth White, and her husband, William White. From this will can also be determined the names of his grandchildren, the children of William and Elizabeth (3) (Cadman) White, (Mayflower Des. 22: 6).
His wife, Hannah, on February 13, 1748/9 made her will which was probated May 2, 1749 (Mayflower Des. 22: 6), at Tivertown, Rhode Island. William White, her grandson, was appointed the sole executor (A. 438). She, in her will, names her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Both wills are on record in the Bristol County probate records and copies have been printed in full in the Mayflower Descendant (Vol. 22).
On March 15, 1699, Samuel Cornell of Dartmouth executed his will (B. Wills 3: 214 1/2), proved February 15, 1714. (B. Wills 3: 214 1/2). In this will he describes himself of Dartmouth. He was the son of the first Thomas Cornell. His wife's name was Deborah and she had evidently redeceased him as she is not mentioned in his will but she had executed a mortgage with him in 1716-17 (B. Deeds 10: 519).
He names in this will his oldest son, Thomas Cornell, son, Samuel Cornell and his daughter, Comfort Cornell. The executers and guardian of his children were "My loving cousin, Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth (i. e. the son of Thomas Cornell Jr.) and my cozen, George Cadman of Portsmouth." How George Cadman was his "cousin" has not been determined from the records nor is any additional evidence available on the subject.