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Abraham Doolittle

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Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven Colony
Death: November 10, 1732 (83)
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. Abraham Doolittle and Joane Doolittle
Husband of Mercy Doolittle; Mercy Doolittle; Ruth Doolittle and Elizabeth Doolittle
Father of Abraham Doolittle, III; Abraham Doolittle; Sarah Doolittle; John Doolittle and Susanna Doolittle
Brother of Elizabeth Brockett; Sarah Abernathy; John Doolittle; Abigail Doolittle and Thomas Doolittle
Half brother of Samuel Doolittle; Joseph Doolittle; Abigail Frederick; Capt. Ebenezer Doolittle; Mary Merriman and 2 others

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View Tree for Abraham DoolittleAbraham Doolittle (b. 12 Feb 1649, d. 10 Nov 1732)

Abraham Doolittle (son of Abraham Doolittle and Joanne Allen/Alling) was born 12 Feb 1649 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, and died 10 Nov 1732 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. He married (1) Mercy Holt on 09 Nov 1680 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. He married (2) Ruth Royce/Lothrop on 12 Feb 1689 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT. He married (3) Elizabeth Thorp on 05 Jun 1695 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

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Abraham was baptised by Rev. John Davenport April 24, 1657, under whose strict Puritanic teachings he was reared. He attended the grammar school in his native town and recived the careful religious and secular training prescribed for the Puritan youth of that time. The rules excluded girls from school and said that boys on admission must know their letters and have begun to read. School hours were from 6 to 11 A.M. and 1 to 4 P.M. in winter; in summer till 5 P.M. On Monday morning the scholars were examined on the sermons of the day before, and on Saturday afternoon they were catechised. The course led up to the study of the classics of Latin, Greek and Hebrew. The Family moved to Wallingford before he was twenty and planted their rude log house in the forest glade. Round about them was very little open ground and that covered with thick grass taller than a man's head. Great oaks abounded in the dense woods, which extended in every direction. Bands of Indians roamed the wilderness to hunt the numerous moose, deer, bear, and other game. Packs of wolves often attacked the cattle or carried off the sheep and made the night hideous with their howls. At that time there was not a fence, road, church, school or store nearer than New Haven. However, they were undaunted by the vicissitudes of pioneer life, for the bright star of Faith shone out of the darkness, beconing them upward and onward, and never below their horizon. Bancroft says: "Puritanism exalted the laity. Every individual who had experienced the raptures of devotion, every beliver who had moments of ecstacy, had felt the assurance of the favor of God, was in his own eyes a consecrated person, chosen to do the noblest and godliest deeds. Before heaven he prostrated himself in the dust. Looking out upon mankind, how could he but respect himself whom God had chosen and redeemed. He cherished hope; he possessed faith; as he walked the earth his heart was in the skies." Of such material were our fathers made. At town meeting May 27, 1672, Abraham was elected constable, a position then of much importance. President Noah Porter of Yale, in writing of those colonial times, says: "The constable was an officer of superior dignity." He was to the inhsbitants "the right arm of the King himself; a functionary treated with reverent awe and obeyed with implicit deference. Whoever resisted the power resisted the ordinance of God." He took an active interest in Wallingford's affairs and is spoke of as " a worthy son of a worty sire." The handwriting of father and son is affixed to several agreements made by the planters,- that of the father written as by a hand tremulous with age; that of the son in a bolder crooked style with some attempt at ornamentation asbecame a young man, who in courting some winsome puritan maiden might send an occasional little note on the black, unruled paper of two hundred years ago. Abraham married Mary Holt at Wallingford Conn. Nov. 9, 1680. She was daughter of William and Sarah Holt. The Holt family also comes from a sturdy old English stock. William and Sarah located in New Haven about 1644 and soon owned a home there. In 1675 they moved to Wallingford. He was a thrifty citizen and died in 1683 aged 73. Mercy was born in 1649amid the stirring scenes of pioneer life in New Haven, and here passed her childhood and girlhood days. In those times there were frequent alarms of hostile Indians, but their neighbors, the Mattabesitt tribe, who had a fort at Middleton and with whom Davenport had made a treaty, stood as a wall of protectionfor more than a generation between the settlers and the warlike tribes. Still, year by year she saw the edge of the forest pushed back and the colony grow and prosper. She came to know the sturdy founders of many venerable old Connecticut families, and heard their earnest conversations on weighty matters of church and state, as they called at her father's house or gatheredat his hospitable table, while their discussion of Cromwell, his death, end of the Commonwealth, and the restoration, filled her with awe and wonder. We can imagine that her interest in the marvelous tales her parents told of their early life in England, of their breaking home ties, and their long trip of two months or more over the stormy Atlantic. The standard for the waman's education of that day was exceedingly limited, for the girls were barred from grammar school "as improper and inconsistent with such a grammar school as the law enjoins." However, she acquired an elementary knowledge under a careful mother's training and developed habits of industry, arose with the dawn and blossomed into young womanhood amid healthy, wholesome household duties. She was taught to spin, and sew, and bake-those arts in which New England housewives have ever proudly held a prominent place. Merrymakings, spinning-wheels parties, and other rural gatherings afforded her special enjoyment, but she was fond of the open air, of society, and delighted in short visits to relatives and friends. In 1675 the Holts moved to the new settlement of Wallingford, whose lowlands, sunny slopes and woody hills were awakening to new life under the ax and plow of industrious settlers. Here she and Abraham married and settled, busied with farm and household cares. Mercy died probably in 1688, leaving four children of tender age. Abraham married (2) Ruth Lathrop of New London, Feb12,1689 ( a sister of John and Joseph Lathrop). She lived but a few years after marriage and left no children. He married (3) June 5, 1695 Elizabeth Thorp. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Samuel Street. She was the eldest child of Sergeant Samuel and Mary Thorp of New Haven, and was born Feb. 1668. Samuel was an early settler in the eastern part of Wallingford. His wife died 1718 and he 1728, aged 84. Abraham drew some lands in Wallingford in the division of 1789. At his father's death in 1690, he inherited an extra portion of the estate, being the eldest son. The following order of the General Court appears under date of October, 1710: "upon consideration of the great affliction and trouble of Abraham Dowlittell of Wallingford in the weakness and infirmity of his children: This assembly do relive and exempt him the said Dowlittell, from payingany county rates for the future." He died in Wallingford Nov. 10, 1732 aged 83. Elizabeth died Aug. 27, 1736, aged 68. Her will made May 20,1736, proved Nov. 1, same year, calls herself widow, aged 67; names Elizabeth Armstrong, exec.; four grandchildren: Anna, Jemima, Esther and Thomas- children of her son Thomas, deceased, also her father, Thorp and two daughters, Elizabeth Armstrong and Lydia, who married John Joyce.

More About Abraham Doolittle: Baptism: 24 Apr 1657, Rev John Davenport.

More About Abraham Doolittle and Mercy Holt: Marriage: 09 Nov 1680, Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

More About Abraham Doolittle and Ruth Royce/Lothrop: Marriage: 12 Feb 1689, Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

More About Abraham Doolittle and Elizabeth Thorp: Marriage: 05 Jun 1695, Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

Children of Abraham Doolittle and Mercy Holt are: +John Doolittle, b. 17 Aug 1681, Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. Dec 1746, Cheshire, New Haven, CT. +Abraham Doolittle, b. 27 Mar 1684, Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. 10 Nov 1770, Cheshire, New Haven, CT. Sarah Doolittle, b. 05 Feb 1686, Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Susanna Doolittle, b. 15 Apr 1688, Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

Children of Abraham Doolittle and Elizabeth Thorp are: Elizabeth Doolittle. Thorp Doolittle, b. 15 Feb 1696, Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Samuel Doolittle, b. 14 Mar 1698, Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Joseph Doolittle, b. 13 May 1700, d. 15 Dec 1726, Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Thomas Doolittle, b. 17 May 1705, Wallingford, New Haven, CT, d. Oct 1782. Lydia Doolittle, b. 26 Jun 1710, Wallingford, New Haven, CT.

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Abraham Doolittle Male 1650 - 1732

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Born 12 Feb 1649/50 New Haven, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Christened 24 Apr 1657 First Church of Christ, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Gender Male Died 10 Nov 1732 Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Notes BIRTH: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, Births, Marriages, and Deaths (1649-1750), Volume 1, page 2. The names and times of these borne at New haven. Abraham Dowlitle the Sonn of Abraham Dowlitle was Borne the 12th of february 1649 [1649-1650]

BAPTISM: First Church of Christ, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, Baptisms (1639-1812), Marriages (1806-1809), and Deaths (1730, 1806-1812), Volume 1, page 19. The Baptized. 1657. Abraham dowtitell Elizabeth mary and Johns dowtitell Children of broth Abraham dowlitell baptized the 24 of the 2. 57 [1657]

TITLE: Sergeant Person ID I14143 United States. Connecticut. Colonial Families 1650-1850 Last Modified 14 Sep 2006

Father Abraham Doolittle, c. 20 Aug 1620, St. Mary's, Kiddeminster, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 11 Aug 1690, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Mother Joan Allen, c. 12 Oct 1617, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location Family ID F5570 Group Sheet

Family 1 Mercy Holt Married 9 Nov 1680 Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Children

	1. John Doolittle,   b. 13 Aug 1681, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1746, Cheshire, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
	2. Abraham Doolittle,   b. 27 Mar 1684, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1770, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
	3. Sarah Doolittle,   b. 15 Feb 1685/86, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
	4. Susannah Doolittle,   b. 15 Apr 1688, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown

Last Modified 26 Apr 2007 Family ID F5583 Group Sheet

Family 2 Ruth Royce, b. 7 Dec 1645, Norwich, , New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Yes, date unknown Married 12 Feb 1688/89 Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Last Modified 26 Apr 2007 Family ID F5584 Group Sheet

Family 3 Elisabeth Thorpe, b. 15 Feb 1668/69, New Haven, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 29 Aug 1736, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Married 5 Jun 1695 Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location Children

	1. Thorpe Doolittle,   b. 15 Feb 1695/96, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
	2. Samuel Doolittle,   b. 14 Mar 1697/98, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
	3. Joseph Doolittle,   b. 13 May 1700, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1726, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
	4. Thomas Doolittle,   b. 17 May 1705, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
	5. Lydia Doolittle,   b. 26 Jun 1710, Wallingford, , New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown

Last Modified 26 Apr 2007 Family ID F5585 Group Sheet


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Sgt. Abraham Doolittle's Timeline

1649
February 12, 1649
New Haven, New Haven Colony
1681
August 17, 1681
Age 32
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1684
March 27, 1684
Age 35
Wallingford, New Haven County, CT, United States
March 27, 1684
Age 35
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States
1686
February 5, 1686
Age 36
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
1688
April 15, 1688
Age 39
Wallingford, New Haven, CT
1732
November 10, 1732
Age 83
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony