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Source: Hamilton Ziegeler, “Ziegeler Genealogy Homepage,” at http://www.goldinc.com/~hamzig, accessed 16 August 1998.

Sarah PEIRCE

BORN 22 MAY 1710

FATHER: ISAAC PEIRCE

MOTHER: GRACE TUCKER

FAMILY 1: JAMES MATTOCKS

MARRIAGE:  1726

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Isaac PEIRCE

BORN 1687

FATHER: SAMUEL PEIRCE

MOTHER: LYDIA BACON

FAMILY 1: GRACE TUCKER

MARRIAGE: 5 MAY 1708

1. ISAAC PEIRCE

2. ISAAC PEIRCE

3. SARAH PEIRCE

4. LYDIA PEIRCE

5. MARY PEIRCE

6. ELIZABETH PEIRCE

7. SAMUEL PEIRCE

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Samuel PEIRCE

BORN 20 FEB 1654

DIED ?

FATHER: THOMAS PEIRCE

MOTHER: ELIZABETH COLE

FAMILY 1: LYDIA BACON

MARRIAGE: 9 DEC 1680

1. ISAAC PIERCE

2. SAMUEL PEIRCE

3. LYDIA PEIRCE

4. JOSEPH PEIRCE

5. ABIGAIL PEIRCE

6. SARAH PEIRCE

7. RUTH PEIRCE

8. TABITHA PEIRCE

9. TABITHA PEIRCE

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Thomas PEIRCE

BORN ABT 1608, ENG.

DIED 6 NOV 1683

FATHER: THOMAS PEIRCE

MOTHER: ELIZABETH

FAMILY I: ELIZABETH COLE

MARRIAGE: 6 MAY 1635

1. SAMUEL PEIRCE

2. JOHN PEIRCE

3. SAMUEL PEIRCE

4. ABIGAIL PEIRCE

5. THOMAS PEIRCE

6. ELIZABETH PEIRCE

7. JOSEPH PEIRCE

8. JOSEPH PEIRCE

9. STEPHEN PEIRCE

10. WILLIAM PEIRCE

11. JAMES PEIRCE

12. ABIGAIL PEIRCE

13. BENJAMIN PEIRCE

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Thomas PEIRCE

BORN 1583/84 ENG.

DIED 7 OCT 1666

WILL 7 NOV 1665

FAMILY 1: ELIZABETH

1. THOMAS PEIRCE

2. JOHN PEIRCE

3. SAMUEL PEIRCE

4. ROBERT PEIRCE

5. MARY PEIRCE

6. ELIZABETH PEIRCE

7. PERIS PEIRCE

8. ABIGAIL PEIRCE

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Elizabeth

BORN 1595/96

DIED AFT. 1666

FAMILY 1: THOMAS PEIRCE

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Elizabeth COLE

DIED 5 MAR 1688

FAMILY 1: THOMAS PEIRCE

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Lydia BACON

BORN 6 MAR 1656

DIED 1717

FAMILY 1: SAMUEL PEIRCE

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Grace TUCKER

FATHER: LEWIS TUCKER

FAMILY 1: ISAAC PEIRCE

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Lewis TUCKER

FAMILY 1:

1. GRACE TUCKER

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[SARAH (PEIRCE) MATTOCKS’ SIBLINGS:]

ISAAC PEIRCE

BORN 11 OCT 1722

DIED 25 DEC 1811

FAMILY 1: MARY HARDY

MARRIAGE: 4 JAN 1744

ISAAC PEIRCE

BORN 1709

DIED 1709

LYDIA PEIRCE

BORN 1 SEP 1712

MARY PEIRCE

BORN 1713

DIED 1715

ELIZABETH PEIRCE

BORN 17 JAN 1715

SAMUEL PEIRCE

BORN 11 APR 1719

DIED 1802

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Records of the Emigrant James Mattocks

29 January 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Alfred. W. Little, Records of the Emigrant James Mattocks Who Settled in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1600s and of Some of His Descendants Who Migrated to Chautauqua County, New York (Silver Spring, Maryland: unpublished manuscript, 1996).

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RECORDS OF
THE EMIGRANT JAMES MATTOCKS
WHO SETTLED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS IN THE 1600s
AND OF SOME OF HIS DESCENANTS
WHO MIGRATED TO CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK

COMPILED BY ALFRED W. LITTLE
[address withheld]
NOVEMBER 21, 1996

This compilation is drawn from several sources: An undocumented study entitled Mattocks from the Law Office of John and Walter MATTOCKS, 115 Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, dated January 1, 1885; additional undocumented data obtained from Nancy Lou KYLE PABODY of Frewsberg, Chautauqua Co., N.Y. including information shared with her by the late Glen ALLEN of Topeka, Kansas.  Wherever I have been able to document information, the sources are noted immediately following.

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JAMES (1) MATTOCKS of Totness, County Devonshire, England, (Mattocks, John and Walter MATTOCKS, op. cit., hereafter, JWM), died Boston, 1667; married MARY [SPOORE?], died 1682.

James MATTOCKS joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony prior to 1635 (JWM).  He united with the First Church in Boston on the 24th day of the 12th month of 1638 (First Church records), and was listed as a freeman under the date Mar. 13, 1638-39. (Mass. Col. Rec., vol. 1, p. 196, printed in New England Historic and Genealogical Register [NEHGR] 3:96, Jan., 1849).

Savage wrote that James MATTOCKS, cooper, came from Bristol, England to Boston, perhaps before 1635, that his daughter Alice was then the wife of Nathaniel BISHOP and suggested that perhaps all his children were born in England (James Savage. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. III (1862). Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965, p. 177).  However a Boston record 18 (4) 1638 noted that Boston selectmen allowed `John SPOOR late of Clapton, in Somersetshire, to buy Mr. Wm WILKES house and ground, and that his brother, James MATTOCKE, a cooper, shall have liberty to live with him or in some other place in this town’ (Boston Town Record I:34).  Charles E. Banks, citing Boston Town Records, declared that both SPOOR and James MATTOCK were from Clapton (C.E. Banks, Topographical Dictionary, p. 140).  [Yet it is understood that the term `brother’ as used in our early history meant a male sibling, a brother-in-law, or a brother in Christ.  Assuming that `brother’ meant in

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this case `brother-in-law’, it can be taken that James MATTOCKS’ English origins have been tentatively established as being Clapton, rather than Totness as is stated in the Mattocks study (JWM).  It may well be that SPOOR was the brother of Mary, thus establishing Mary MATTOCKS’ maiden name].

James MATTOCKS was admitted to the church at Mt. Wollaston for the winter season 24 (9) 1639 (C.H. Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 1900, pp. 306-07).

The Book of Possessions, published about 1645, reported the names of owners of land in Boston, including those of James MATTOX and John SPOORE. (Justin Winsor. The Memorial History of Boston, 1630-1880. Boston: James Osgood Co., 1881, Vol. 1, p. 559-60).  A site purchased by James MATTOCK, cooper, from Anthony STODDARD (16th day, 11th month, 1644, Suffolk Co. Deed I:156) was on Exchange Street which appears to be about one street distant from the site where Faneuil Hall was located 100 years later.  Land sold to James MATTOCK in 1646 faced the then-waterfront on the south side of the `Neck’. (Ibid., Vol. 2, p. iv, vii, xii, xiv, xix).  On July 27, 1653 James MATTOCKS was deeded from the Samuel BARNES estate a house, buildings, land, and a wharf facing the sea (Suffolk County Deed I:309).  On the same day he deeded to Samuel and Constance MATTOCKS a house, buildings, land and wharf in Boston, with shop lately built, adjoining to the west land of said James MATTOCK; facing the sea (Ibid., I:311).

On October 18, 1648 Thomas VENNER, James MATTUCK [and four others named], “and the rest of the coopers of Boston and Charlestowne” were granted leave to “meete together” for the purpose of incorporating themselves into a guild for mutual protection. (Mass. Col. Rec. II:250 in NEHGR 47-438, Oct., 1893 and Records of Colony of Mass. Bay, Vol. III. Boston: William White, 1854, p. 133).

Later in 1654, James MATTOCK served on the jury of inquest in the case numbered 270 considering the cause of death of Matthew CANNEDGE, found to have been bludgeoned, according to the judgment returned 4th day, 10th month, 1654 at the Suffolk Court House. (NEHGR 96-273, July 1942).

James MATTOCK Sr. was appointed Packer of Flesh and Fish at a town meeting, Mar. 12, 1654-55.  (Town Record 2:122-23, published in Robert Francis Seybolt. The Town Officials of Colonial Boston 1634-1775. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1939, p. 21).

In his will dated Jan. 21, 1666, James MATTOCK appointed his wife, Mary MATTOCK, as executrix.  He gave 20 shillings each to his son, Samuel; his daughter Alice, wife of John LEWES; and to Mary, wife of Samuel BROWNE.  The will was probated Aug. 1, 1667. (Recorded Book I:541).  An inventory of the estate valued it at 277 pounds, 15 shillings, 5 pence. (Book V:48) (from Abstract of Early [Boston] Wills, NEHGR 15-325, Oct., 1861).

Mary MATTOCK’s will, written Jan. 8, 1680 and probated April 11, 1682 bequeathed to son Samuel and his children, James and Samuel; daughter Alice HOW, grandchildren Samuel and Joseph LEWIS, daughter Mary BISHOP; and grandchildren James, Mary, and Samuel BROWNE and Hannah BYSHOP (Pope, op. cit., pp. 307).

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Children of James and Mary MATTOCKS:

1. Samuel, born, probably England 1625-35; married Constance FAIRBANKE.

2. Alice, born 1613-18, died, 1688; married 1632 Nathaniel BISHOP; married, second, 1659 John LEWIS (LEWES) (Savage, op. cit, Vol. I:185, Vol. 3:87).; married, third, 1668, Abraham HOW, Sr.; married fourth, 1683, John HARRIS.

3. Mary, married Boston July 9, 1661 Samuel BROWNE.  By Jo: ENDECOTT, Govr. (Boston Marriages, NEHGR 20-42, Jan. 1866).

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SAMUEL 2 MATTOCKS, son of James and Mary (SPOORE?) MATTOCKS, born Boston [?] 1625-1635 (JWM), died Boston after 1691/2 (  ); married Boston 30th day, 1st month, 1653, CONSTANCE FAIRBANKE, baptised 10th day, 11th month, 1635, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (____) FAIRBANKE. (Boston City Document 130 and First Church Record in Boston. Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699. City of Boston, 1883, p. 3, 43).  See final pages for the FAIRBANKS genealogy.

Samuel MATTOCK was appointed as one of two Cullers of Staves in 1669 and again in 1672/73. (Town Meeting Records. Seybolt, op. cit, p. 38, 43).  He was appointed to the same position at the meeting of Selectmen for the years 1671/72 to 1691/92.  (Ibid. 42-55, passim.)

Records of the Suffolk County Court, Session of 28 January, 1672-73: “Samuell MATTOCK presented for Idleness & neglecting his Family of which hee was convict in Court.  The Court Sentanceth him to bee sent to the house of correction for an idle person & to pay Fees of Court.” (Colonial Society of Massachusetts.  Records of the Suffolk County Court. Boston: the Society, 1933.  Vol. 29, page 231).  A 1676 record: “Constance MATTOX … had her licence renewed to keepe a Cookes Shop & sell beere & Sider by retaile … & her husband Samll MATTOX gave in bond Sureties for her observance of the laws … & that Shee should not sell Sider for more than two pence a quart.” (op. cit. Vol. 30, p. 700).  In a 1678 suit against Samuel MATTOCK he paid the plaintiff “three pounds Sixteen Shillings & six pence to be paid in money and Six thite barrells.” (Ibid., p. 933).

The name of Samuel MATTOCKE appears as one of ninety petitioners in a petition dated Feb. 22, 1675 [drafted during the course of King Philip’s War] addressed to the General Court of Massachusetts requesting that “… Fronteire townes be sufficiently Garrisoned to defend them from the rage of the Enimie” and that “some speedy Course be taken for the removall of those Indians that dwell in and amongst our Plantation to some place farther remote from us”. (Petition to the General Court, Relative to the War 1675-6, Mass. Archives 68:140, in NEHGR 16-62, Jan. 1862).

His burial site has not been determined.  Copp’s Hill Burial Ground records, all of which appear to be published epitaphs, headstone inscriptions, etc., do not include the name of Samuel or Constance MATTOCK.

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MATOCKS Probate Records, Suffolk Co.: **CHECK THE FOLLOWING**: 1. Ann-Guardianship 6218; 2. Constance-Will 3977; Eliz.-Guardianship 6219; 4. Jas.-Will 462; Jas.-Will 1768.

Children of Samuel and Constance MATTOCKS, all born at Boston:

1.Samuel, born Oct. 15,1659. (Boston City Document (BCD)130, p. 69).

2.Elizabeth 1661-Sept. 3,1661. (Ibid., p. 80).

3.James, born Oct. 27,1662, (Ibid., p. 84).

4.Constance, born Sept. 10, 1665. (Town Record in BCD 130, p. 96).

5.Zaccheus, born Sept. 15, 1668, died 1690. (Savage, op. cit., p. 177)

6.John, born Sept. 14,1669 (BCD 130, p. 111); married Elizabeth ___, born Boston, 1701. (Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co.,1985, p. 497).

7.Elizabeth, born Aug. 18, 1670; married Jan. 6, 1697 William AMBROSE. (BCD 130, p. 115, 135).

8.Mehitabel, born Nov. 7, 1672; married Boston Aug. 29,1694 John BANKS (Ibid., p. 124, 217).

9.Mary, born Nov. 13, 1673, died Nov.12,1689. (Ibid. p. 128, 187).

10.Fairbanck, born Feb. 11, 1676. (Ibid., p. 138).

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SAMUEL 3 MATTOCKS, son of Samuel and Constance FAIRBANKE(S) MATTOCKS, born Boston, Oct. 15, 1659, died, probably Boston, after 1702; married Charlestowne 2nd month 12th day, 1688 ANN MARCH, “daughter to ye Widdow DADEY of Charlestown”. (City Document 101, Boston Marriages. Boston: Municipal Ptg. Co., 1903; reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Ptg. Co., 1977, page 291).  Ann MARCH was the daughter of the late John and Martha (___) MARCH DADY of Charlestown.  The `Widow DADEY’, whose given name was Martha, had been the wife and widow of John MARCH of Charlestown; she was again widowed at the death of John DADY, whom she married on June 29, 1676 in Charlestown, where the records denote her as `Elizabeth MARCH, widow’ (Charlestown VR I:75 in Robt. Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins. Boston; NEHGS, 1995, I:507).  John DADY’s will was proved June 20, 1682 (MPR 5721 in Anderson, op. cit. I:506).  John MARCH, settling in Charlestown, originated in the Parish Stepney (Shadwell), County Middlesex, England (Charles E. Banks, Topographical Dictionary, p. 112).

“Samll MATTOCK junr” is listed among the names of those who took the oath of allegiance in Boston the 11th of November, 1678, the oath being administered by the Honorable John LEVERETT, Governor. (Records of the Suffolk County Court printed in Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Collections. Boston: the Society, 1933, pp. 962-66).

Samuel MATTOCK was appointed as one of four hogreeves at the town meeting, March 11,

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1694-95 as recorded in town records 7:219-20. (Seybolt, op. cit., p. 90).

A Samuel MATTOCKS, tailor of Boston, was named as a surety in the administration of an estate in Dec., 1710. (Suffolk County Probate File 3284 as printed in NEHGR 143-43, Jan. 1989).  [The relationship between Samuel, the hogreeve, and Samuel, the tailor, has not been established.  If they are one and the same this would explain undocumented assertions that he died in 1710].

Children of Samuel and Ann MARCH MATTOCKS, all born in Boston:

1.Samuel, born Dec. 17,1688, (BCD 130, p. 181), died 1727; married first, Sept. 11, 1712 Admonition TUCKER; married, second, Feb. 25, 1722, Sarah CROSS; married, third, Jan. 2, 1727, Mary SPOONER. (BCD 150, Boston Marriages, 1700-1809 Boston: Municipal Ptg. Office 1899, reprinted Baltimore: Gen. Pub. Co., 1977, p. 41,108,139).

2.Elizabeth, born Sept. 20,1691 (BCD 130, p. 196); married Boston, Sept. 19,1710 John MAVERICK.  (NEHGR 97:56, Jan.,1943).

3.James, born Sept. 4, 1694, (Town records, printed in Boston City Document 130 in Boston Births, p. 215: “James of Samuel and Ann MATTOCK, born Sept. 4, 1694).  Page 219: James of Samuel MATTOX died Sept. 3, 1694.  Page 220, First Church Record: James MATTOCKS baptised Sept. 9, 1694).  [The recorded death may well be an error].

4.Ann, born July 21, 1702, (BCD 43, Boston Births, 1700-1800. Boston, 1899, reprinted Baltimore, Gen. Ptg. Co., 1978, p. 16), died 1758; married 1739 Thomas BAKER. (Glenn ALLEN (GA) family data provided to Nancy KYLE PABODY).

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JAMES 4 MATTOCKS, son of Samuel and Ann MARCH MATTOCKS, born Boston, Sept. 4, 1694, died Middletown, Conn., May 8, 1766 (JWM); married Feb. 24, 1726 SARAH PIERCE, (spelled PEARCE and PEARSE in BCD 150, p. 133), born 1710, died 1768. (GA).  Dr. Cotton MATHER officiated at the marriage of James and Sarah. (BCD 150, p. 133).

The name of James MATTOCKS, Sentinel, appears as one among a total of nineteen sentinels and five officers on the Muster Roll of Captain John PENHALLOW from June 8th to November 15th, 1725.  (Letters of Col. Thomas WESTBROOK and others Relative to Indian Affairs in Maine; Mass. Archives 91:204-05; printed in NEHGR 49:187-188, April, 1895).  That this was dangerous duty is exemplified by Colonel WESTBROOK’s account of the experience of one of James’ fellow troopers, Sentinel Morgan MILES: “Morgan MILES from May 12th 1724 to Augt 18th 1725 put in p’ Approba[tion] of His Honr the Lt Govr; the sd MILES be taken at Arrowsick and Carrd away p’ ye Indians to Canada, who made his Escape from them and Return’d to His Post.”  (Ibid.)  [Morgan MILES served in the same company alongside James MATTOCKS.  Capt. John PENHALLOW figured prominently in the efforts of Massachusetts to protect the settlers along the Maine coast from attacks by the Eastern Indians].  Two additional excerpts from Colonel WESTBROOK’s letters to Governor DUMMER of Massachusetts will suggest the hazards faced by

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troopers such as James MATTOCKS under the command of Captain PENHALLOW.  ” … [I] now wait for a fair wind to send Cap PENHALLOW with twenty men on board the Sloop to proceed to Arrowsick & St Georges, to see whether the Indians have not attckt those garrisons … There was sixty Indians at Blackpoint when they burnt the houses and kill’d the Cattle there, on the 29th of last April … [Falmouth, June 23d 1725].”  ” … The wind came fair for Capt PENHALLOW to go East, which he Embract, and the Sloop had not been out of sight more than an hour before I rec’d a verbal acct from Lt Dominicus JORDAN (who was out with his Scout) that the Indians had kill’d a man at Spurwick garrison, and that he heard the Guns, and was on ye spott in less than two hours … [Falmouth, June 24th 1725]. (Mass. Achives 52:206-207.  Printed in NEHGR 47:158-59, April, 1893).  In giving instructions to the commanders of the two troops drawn out of the County of Essex to defend the towns in the County of York [Maine], Lieutenant Governor William DUMMER wrote from Boston, June 21, 1721 [1725?], “The Troopers must be assured, for their Encouragement, That the Governmt will allow them 100 lb. for each Scalp, besides their Wages, for such Indians as they shall kill in their Marchings & Scoutings” (Mass. Arch. 52:204, printed in NEHGR, op. cit., p. 157).  [For an account of this struggle see Francis Parkman, A Half-Century of Conflict, Chapter 10 and 11, in France and England in North America, Vol. II, New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1983].

The James MATTOCKS family evidently moved to Middletown during the period 1731-1739, between the births of Anne and Samuel.  The baptism record of Samuel suggests that the arrival to Middletown was recent, inasmuch as James was still a member of the North Church in Boston.

The land records of Middletown, Connecticut, establish several land transactions involving James MATTOCKS.  On July 26, 1745 Abijah MOORE conveyed one acre of land bounded by Mill Brook to James MATTOCKS for 30 pounds (11:416).  A one acre parcel bounded on one side by Mill Brook was conveyed by James to Matthew TALCOTT on Nov. 22, 1748 for 100 pounds. (12:178).  On March 20, 1749/50 James MATTOCK conveyed to Matthew TALCOTT one acre in the town plot together with a dwelling partly finished for 190 pounds (13:43).  Finally, on May 14, 1754 Giles HALL deeded to James MATTOCKS a parcel on the west side of the river in Middletown for “Forty Pounds Money of the old Tenor”.  (15:234).

James MATTOCKS evidently died intestate; no will is recorded nor are survivors named although one court record dated Mar. 30, 1768 refers to the `widdow’s dower’ (Probate Record II B:137).  Over date of July 22, 1767, the commission appointed to settle the estate of James MATTOCKS found it insolvent with debts of twenty pounds and inventoried assets of eleven pounds.  The inventory, presented to the court on Mar. 30, 1768, consisted of one-half acre of land, a large quantity of woodworking tools including a turning lathe valued at 2 shillings; also a “New trundel bed sted” valued at 4 shillings, a “meet tub” at 1s, 6 p, and 1 small Bible, as well as household furniture and clothing (II:419-20).

[James is said to be buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Middletown  However, records

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of cemetery inscriptions and epitaphs housed at the Middletown Public Library make no mention of the MATTOCKS name].

Children of James and Sarah PIERCE MATTOCKS:

1.Sarah, born Boston, Jan. 15, 1727. (BCD 43, p. 182).

2.Ann(e), born Boston, Oct. 12, 1731 (Ibid., p. 204); married, Middletown, Nov. 9,1752 John CHIPMAN.  (Middletown Vital Records, vol. 2, p. 268).

3.James (JWM) born 1737. (GA).

4.Samuel, born Middletown, Dec. 30, 1739 (Middletown VR, 2:38), “Samuel, son of James, baptised Jan. 6, 1739/40, `father being a member in full communion with the new North Church in Boston'”.  (I:67, 1st Cong. Ch., Middletown), died Vermont, Jan. 18,1804 (DAR Patriot Index, Part 2, p. 1875 and Vermont Vital Records); married Hartford, Conn., March 14, 1763 Sarah BIRDWELL.  (First Church of Hartford Record, 1:252).  First born: Samuel, baptised Dec. 23, 1764 (1st Church Record, 1:27).  Captain Saml. MATTOCKS was commissioned in the Connecticut Line Jan. 1, 1777, credited to the Town of Hartford. (Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783. Hartford: Conn. Hist. Soc., 1901, p. 49).  He resigned on Apr. 20, 1779. (Register of Army Officers, 1779-1879. Washington: T.H.S. Hamersly, (1881). Baltimore: Gen. Pub. Co., p. 15).  Samuel was in residence in Tinmouth, Rutland Co., Vermont in 1778.

5.Mary, born Middletown, June 22, 1742. (Middletown VR 2:38).

6.Sarah, born Middletown, July 10,1744 (Ibid.), died 1805 (GA); married Litchfield, Conn., Feb. 24, 1765 Jesse KILBORN. (Litchfield VR 1:61)

7.John, born Middletown, Aug. 2, 1746 (Middletown VR 2:38), died 1769. (GA).

8.Joseph, born Middletown Aug. 21, 1751, died Jan. 21, 1758 (Middletown VR 2:38).

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JAMES 5 MATTOCKS, son of James and Sarah PIERCE MATTOCKS, born probably Middletown or Westford (Westfield?), Conn., 1737 (GA), died after May 4, 1796; married, first, 1756, SARAH _____; James married, second, Litchfield, 1787, (GA), Mehitabel SMITH, widow of John SMITH who had died in early 1786. (Litchfield Prob. Rec. 4:264-65).

James MATTOCKS served in three successive campaigns during the French and Indian War.  During the Campaign of 1756 he served in the Second Regiment, Third Company under Major Jehosaphat STARR of Middletown from April 2 to November 4, 1756.  A muster roll of this company is dated Camp at Fort William Henry Oct. 13, 1756. (Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War. Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903, Vol. I:114-16).  James MATTOCK’s name also appears on the rolls in Colonel Joseph THATCHER’s Regiment for 1756, again under Major STARR. (Ibid., p. 116).  In the Campaign of 1757, he served from March 28 to December 1 under Captain Eliphalet WHITTLESEY of Newington and First Lieutenant Timothy

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HIERLIHY of Middletown in Col. Phineas LYMAN’s Regiment. (Ibid., p. 185-87).  In 1758 James MATTOCKS served from March 28 to December 6 in the First Regiment, Sixth Company under Captain Samuel GAYLORD of Middletown under the command of Major General James ABERCROMBIE, Commander-in-Chief of the King’s Forces in North America. (Ibid., vol. II:16-18).

It is of interest to determine where James MATTOCKS served during these three campaigns in the struggle we call the French and Indian War and which in Europe is termed the Seven Years War.  In the Campaign of 1756 some New England recruits were sent to Oswego to reinforce that fort on Lake Ontario.  Thousands of provincial troops massed at Fort Edward and Fort William Henry in Washington County, N.Y. in preparation for an attack on Ticonderoga ── an attack which did not occur.  The militia record above places James MATTOCKS at Fort William Henry in October, 1756.  One can only conjecture where he served during the spring and summer.

The month of August, 1757 saw the fall of Fort William Henry, situated at the southern end of Lake George.  Occupied by British and Colonial troops and family members, the fort was ill-prepared to withstand a siege by superior French and Indian forces under MONTCALM.  After the surrender, MONTCALM’s Indian allies attacked the disarmed troops and their families.  This event, known in colonial history as the Fort William Henry Massacre, is described in James Fenimore COOPER’s The Last of the Mohicans and in Francis Parkman.  Montcalm and Wolfe (1884), Ch. XV in France and England in North America, Vol. II. New York: The Library of America, 1893.  Colonial records suggest that James MATTOCKS, under the command of Phineas LYMAN, was stationed at Fort Edward, only a few miles distant from Fort William Henry.  These records place Colonel Phineas LYMAN at Claverack, New York on May 3, 1757, Vanantwerp in Scortercork on May 16, Saratoga May 23-25, and Fort Edward from May 28 to Nov. 18, 1757. (General Orders of 1757 Issued by the Earl of Loudon and Phineas LYMAN in the Campaign Against the French. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1899.  Copy at Conn. State Library, Hartford).  Survivors of the surrender and massacre would have made their way to Fort Edward.

In the Campaign of 1758, British and provincial forces took the fortress at Louisbourg in July.  The same month another British and provincial force with General James AMBERCROMBIE at its head attempted and failed to take Ticonderoga in a poorly-executed and disastrous effort.  In August, Fort Frontenac at the head of the St. Lawrence River was wrested from the French, as was Fort Duquesne in November, 1758.  Undoubtedly James MATTOCKS was part of the failed attempt under AMBERCROMBIE in the attempt to take Ticonderoga.

In August 1766 Nathaniel WOODRUFF conveyed to James MATTOCKS two and one-half acres adjoining the highway running from the Court House to the Church in Litchfield. (Deeds 6:174).  Then on Oct. 7, 1767 James sold for 13 pounds the same property, two and one-half acres with a dwelling house, to his brother Samuel MATTOCKS of Hartford County. (8:24).  Samuel MATTOCKS later deeded back the property to James, who sold it for eighty pounds on March 1, 1784. (10:191, 11:426).

On May 17, 1790 James and Mehitabel MATTOCKS and Wait SMITH quitclaimed their

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interest in three-fourths acre in Litchfield to David KILBORN, the property belonging to Mehitabel, being part of the estate of Mehitabel’s late husband, John SMITH. (13-363).

In September, 1793 a house on two and one-quarter acres was conveyed by J. STRONG to John MATTOCKS, his wife Sally, and daughter Idea. (15-514).  [Is this the son of James 5 or another John, perhaps a cousin?].

Evidently his home place was sold on March 1, 1784 when James MATTOCKS sold two and one-half acres with a house, shop, and barn thereon for 80 pounds. (Litchfield Land Records 11:426)

On July 28, 1793 James MATTOCKS and Mehitabel, his wife, signed separation papers effectively ending their marriage. (Land Records, Litchfield, 15:701-703).  Mehitabel remained in Litchfield where she was residing in 1807 and 1809 when she quitclaimed her interest in property in the estate of her late husband John SMITH. (25:21, 25:157).

James MATTOCKS was a resident of Kingsbury, Washington County, N.Y. in 1796 when he personally appeared in Litchfield on May 4th to execute for 37 pounds a quitclaim to his interest in one-quarter acre of land in Litchfield. (Land Record 15:742).  James’ interests in the land were deeded to Elnathan HOLLEY, the husband of James’ daughter, Anne.

The choice of Washington County as a new residence after a failed marriage appears to have been a logical one.  James MATTOCKS was no stranger to Washington Co.; as a young man he had served there for three campaigns during the French and Indian War.  Also, James’ brother, Samuel, had settled in Rutland Co., Vt.,
which adjoins Washington County to the east.

The name MATTOCKS or variations thereof do not appear in the census for Washington County in 1790 or for 1810.  However, for the U.S. Census of 1800, Town of Queensbury, three MATTOCKS families are enumerated: the James MATTICKS household; two males under ten, two males 26-45; 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26 living side-by-side with the John MATTICKS household with two males under 10, one male 26-45, and one male over 45; one female under 10, one female 16-26 (Census roll, page 209).  Nearby is the John MATTOX household with three males under 10, one 26-45 and one over 45 and two females under 10, one 16-26, living next door to the Clark BURLINGIM family (page 210).  Possibly one of the over-45 males living in the John MATTICKS or the John MATTOX household is James (5), the father of John, James, and Ichabod.  Ichabod himself may well be the second adult male, age 26-45 living in the James MATTICKS household, not far from the BURLINGAME family where Eunice resided.

A 1799 land sale by James MATTOCKS of Kingsbury, Washington County, deeding one acre of land in the Village of Sandy Hill, part of Lot 25, for the sum of 200 pounds was recorded on April 25, 1800. (D:386).  [Sandy Hill is the former name of the present Village of Hudson Falls, probably only five miles from Fort Edward.  The identity of the seller of the land, whether father or son, remains uncertain, although the considerable sum involved suggests James MATTOCKS, senior].

No sources have been located describing any involvement by James MATTOCKS in the Revolutionary War.  His name is not found in Connecticut Revolutionary War Service or Index

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to Revolutionary War Service, both indices housed at the U.S. Archives, Washington, D.C.  Nor is his name listed in a published volume by the Litchfield DAR describing those who provided non-military service in the Revolutionary War, 1774-1784.

No probate records exist in Litchfield or Washington County for James MATTOCKS.

Children of James and Sarah (____) MATTOCKS:

1.James, born 1758, died 1758.  (Mattocks-“James, his son bd. Jan 24, 1758”. Christ Church, Middletown, VI:31).

2.John, born 1760; married 1779 Abigail. (GA).  An additional record for a John MATTOCKS, born 1771; married, 1789, Sally. (GA).  John MATTOCKS, a Windsor chairmaker in Litchfield in 1797. (Alain C. White, History of Litchfield, 1720-1920. Litchfield: Enquirer Printing, 1920, p. 130; George M. Woodruff. A Genealogical Register of Residents in Litchfield, 1720-1800.  Hartford Press, 1900, page 148, only the given name `John’ is provided – no birthdate).

3.Lucy, born Litchfield, Conn., Jan. 30, 1762. (Litchfield VR 1:64).

4.Anne, born Litchfield, Dec.5.1763 (Ibid.); married Litchfield Sept. 28, 1783 Elnathan HOLLY. (VR 1:81).

5.Sarah, born Litchfield June 29,1765 (VR 1:64), died Dec. 2, 1852 (Woodruff, Ibid.); married Litchfield, July 24,1783 Andrew PALMER. (VR 1:155; 2:172).

6.Edna, born Litchfield Sept. 16, 1767 (VR 1:64), died 1787. (GA).

7.Sally (GA). [Perhaps a reference to Sarah?].

8.James, born 1770, died Springfield, Pa., July 12, 1858; married Nov. 3, 1791 Abigail TAYLOR.  (Marriage notice, Litchfield Weekly Monitor, Nov. 9, 1791; Woodruff, name only provided; see below*).

9.Theodosia (GA).

10.Ichabod, (Woodruff, name only provided), Litchfield, Dec. 23, 1773 (GA).

[Note: Woodruff lists seven children: Lucy, Anne, Sarah, and Edna with birthdates and perhaps other data but the three boys James, John, and Ichabod have no accompanying data].

*James MATTOCKS, Jr., born Kingsbury, Wash. Co., N.Y. Dec. 17, 1796 came [to Springfield Town, Bradford County] with his father Captain James MATTOCKS in 1806.  Captain MATTOCKS, a soldier in the War of 1812, died July 12, 1858, age 88.  James Jr. died 1887; his wife was born Granville, Wash. Co., 1798.  (H.C. Bradsby. History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Chicago: S.B. Nelson, 1891, p. 1013).  [U.S. Archives data on soldiers of the War of 1812 shows no Capt. James MATTOCKS from the State of Pennsylvania.  Most likely he obtained his Captaincy after the war as a member of a local Pennsylvania militia.  No James MATTOCKS is listed in the New York Council of Appointments, Military Minutes, 1783-1821.  Bradford Co. is immediately south of Elmira, N.Y.  Columbia Cross Road is a nearby village, just west of Springfield Township].

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ICHABOD 6 MATTOCKS, son of James and Sarah MATTOCKS, born Litchfield, Conn., Dec. 23, 1773, (GA), died Independence, Allegany Co., N.Y., Mar. 4, 1833 (Probate File 18, Batavia, N.Y.); married probably Queensbury, Washington Co., N.Y. Jan. 24, 1802 (GA) EUNICE LORRAINE BURLINGAME, born Fairfield, Franklin Co., Vermont, Jan. 14, 1781 (Nelson Burlingame, Burlingame Manuscript, Merrilan, Wis., 1971, I:149), died, Chautauqua Co., probably at Gerry, New York, Oct. 8, 1857, age 76-8-24 (Chrowe’s Corner Cemetery records, published in Jamestown, N.Y. Post-Journal, Dec. 27, 1969), daughter of Clark and Patience (SOPER) BURLINGAME (Burlingame Manuscript, Ibid.).  Eunice married, second, 1833-1838, Stephen THAYER.

The MATTOCKS and BURLINGAME families were near neighbors in Queensbury, Washington Co., N.Y. in 1800.  A few years later both the Clark BURLINGAME and the Ichabod MATTOCKS families had moved westward to Genesee County.

Land records of the Holland Land Company indicate that Ichabod MATTOCKS purchased land in lot 6, town 10, range 2 on May 11, 1811. (Karen Livsey, Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991, pp. 66, 226, 227, 308).  Originally part of Genesee County, Town 10 (Attica) is now part of Wyoming County.  Lot 6 is located in the east-central area of the town near Attica Center. (Land ownership map of Wyoming Co., N.Y.; Philadelphia: Newel S. Brown, 1853).

Military records for the War of 1812 show a Private Ichabod MATTOCKS in Capt. Cheney MUNGER’s Company, Major Parmenio ADAM’s Regiment, New York State Volunteers.  The name appears on the company muster roll and the pay roll for the same period: Dec. 20, 1813 to Jan. 5, 1814.  Term of service-17 days.  Pay per month, 8 dollars; amount of pay received: 4 dollars 38 cents. (U.S. Archives, Military Records, War of 1812).  New York State records confirm that Chauncey MUNGER was appointed as Ensign in 1809, Genesee County and as Cheney MUNGER as Captain in Genesee County in 1811. (Military Minutes of the Council of Appointments, 1783-1821, Volume II. Albany: State Printer, 1901, p. 1100, 1275).

U.S. Archives sources list no pension applications for Ichabod or his father, James.

The 1810 New York Census records Ichabod MATTOCKS in the Town of Sheldon, Genesee County, New York.  (Two males under 10, one 26-44; one female under 10, one 26-44).  Sheldon Town at that time included present-day Sheldon, Arcade, Java, Attica, Bennington, Orangeville, and Wethersfield Townships.  No other MATTOCKS households are enumerated in the 1810 census for Genessee County.  The 1820 New York Census locates Ichabod in Alexander Town, Genesse Co., (p. 006).  (Four males under 10, two 10-15, one 26-44; two females under 10, one 26-44).  By 1830 he and his family were in Attica, now Wyoming Co. (p. 115).  (Two males 10-15, two 15-20, one 50-60; one female 20-30, one 50-60).  The Constantine RUGG household is enumerated two lines from `Achabod MATTOCK’.  Betsy RUGG was to marry James MATTOCKS four years hence.

Land records for Genesse County show that on May 13, 1825 Ichabod received by deed

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from the Holland Land Company 58 acres, being the north part of lot 6, section seven, town ten [Town of Attica].  The total amount paid was $366.94. (13:310).  Ichabod MATTOCKS and Eunice, his wife, sold part of the original parcel on May 6, 1825 for $160. (19:99).

Ichabod MATTOCKS joined the Presbyterian Church of Attica in 1829. (Church records of births, membership, marriage, 1823-1939).

Ichabod died in Independence, N.Y. after falling ill there, probably during a journey to visit his brother, James, in Springfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  On Sept. 23, 1833, James MATTOCKS [presumably Ichabod’s son], deposed that Ichabod MATTOCKS died on or about the 4th day of March last in the home of Nathaniel COVILLE in the Town of Independence when he was there with an inflammation of the lungs while on a journey and died after about a week’s sickness.  The deposition names Eunice as the widow and eight surviving children as named below, all of the Town of Attica. (File 18, Genessee Co. Surrogate’s Office, Batavia, N.Y.).   Probate Records (1:217) indicate that he died intestate.  On Sept. 25, 1833 his son, James, was appointed administrator of the estate after Eunice MATTOCKS renounced the responsibility.  An inventory of personal property of an agricultural nature was totaled at a value of $442. (1:442, file 18).

On May 2, 1836 the heirs of Ichabod MATTOCKS (Francis MOORE and Polly, his wife; Sally MATTOCK; Ichabod MATTOCK and Malinda, his wife; James MATTOCK and Betsy, his wife; and Truman MATTOCK) quitclaimed to John MATTOCK their interest in the estate of Ichabod MATTOCKS, Senior.  Ichabod and Malinda signed the document on Sept. 14, 1836 in Genesee County; the remaining six, Francis, Polly, James, Betsy, Truman, and Sally signing in Chautauqua County, New York on July 4, 1836. (44:260).  Steven THAYER and Eunice, his wife, of the town of Orangeville, Genesee County, Eunice “being the widow and relict of Ichabod MATTOCK of the Town of Attica” quitclaimed for $200.00 their interest in the estate of Ichabod MATTOCK. (Aug. 13, 1838; 51:82).  Samuel MATTOCK of the Town of Gerry, County of Chautauqua, sold his interest in 1839 (49-497), as did John MATTOCK and Mary, his wife, of Attica, on Aug. 10, 1838. (49:495).

Ichabod MATTOCKS may be buried at the Attica Center Cemetery.  Eunice BURLINGAME MATTOCK THAYER, who died in 1857, is buried near her son, John, at the Maple Grove Cemetery (Chrowe’s Corner) in Gerry, Chautauqua County.

Children of Ichabod and Eunice MATTOCKS (Information from Nancy KYLE PABOY [sic]):

1.Ichabod, born Oct. 11, 1803, died 1851; married Sept. 25, 1826 Malinda JONES, born 1803, died 1870.

2.Laura, born July 2, 1805, died Jan. 5, 1806.

3.James, born Dec. 16, 1806. (Lilli ELY LITTLE Datebook).

4.Polly, born Feb. 8, 1808; married 1834 Francis MOORE.

5.John, born May 29, 1811, died Jan. 11, 1877; married 1836 Mary C. died, 1842; married, second 1842 Lucy BUMPUS (LEL Datebook), died May 11, 1897, age 76-7-6.

6.Truman, born July 11, 1813; married 1836 Marietta RUGG, born July 13, 1815, died

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1849; married, second, 1850 Mary E. MARSH.

7.Sally, born Apr. 14, 1815, died Sept. 6, 1846; married 1834 ____ MOORE; married, second, 1838 George RUGG, born Poultney, Vt., April 19, 1817.

8.Samuel, born Feb. 10, 1817; married 1839.

9.Abel, born Attica, Genesee Co., N.Y. Mar. 12, 1819, died Dec. 26, 1906; married, Jan., 1843, Harriet STARR, born, Lee, Oneida Co., Dec. 31, 1818, died Jan 18, 1905.

10.Edwin, born July 18, 1821, died Feb. 4, 1823, age 2 years. (Stone inscription, Attica Center Cemetery (Jillson Road) as reported in Historical Wyoming 2:75).

An original land purchase by a John MATTOCKS in Chaut. Co., N.Y. April 26, 1819 Lot 63, Town 3 (Ripley), range 15. (Livsey, op. cit., p. 243).  Possibly the brother of Ichabod.  Lot 63 is on the border with Mina Town.  Counting from the east it is the 5th of 8 lots].

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JAMES 7 MATTOCKS, son of Ichabod and Eunice MATTOCKS, born Dec. 16, 1806, died Ellington, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., May 3, 1875; married Feb. 20, 1834 (Lilly ELY LITTLE Datebook), ELIZABETH (BETSY) RUGG, born Poultney, Rutland Co., Vermont, Jan. 19, 1812, died June 10, 1892, (Ibid.), age 80-4-22, daughter of Constantine and Sybil BACKUS RUGG.

James and Betsy RUGG were in Chautauqua County in July, 1836, when they quitclaimed their interest in the real property of James’ late father.  On Sept. 9, 1837 Willink and Company conveyed to James MATTOCKS fifty acres in Lot 9, Town of Gerry for $217.50. (30:428).  A purchase in Lot 9 of one acre adjoining land of Truman MATTOCKS for $100 was made in 1841. (43-61).  These two parcels were sold on July 1, 1847 for $500.  (43:62).  However, the family remained in Gerry Township, the 1850 N.Y. census for Gerry (p. 198) showing James MATTOCKS, 49, born N.Y.; Betsy, 38, born Vermont, Cornelia, 12; Sarah, 9; John B., 7; and Charles C., 1; all children born in New York.  An 1854 land ownership map locates the “J. MATTOX” farm in lot 2 in Gerry Township on the west side of what is now called the Harris Hill Road.  The “C. RUGG” property is located immediately to the south, bounded on the west by the Harris Hill Road and on the south by the Hanson Road.

On May 12, 1853 a thirty-eight acre parcel was conveyed to James MATTOCKS in Lot 49, Ellington.  (64:391).  The 1855 New York census for Ellington (p. 23) shows the MATTOCKS household next to the Samuel ELY household.  James MATTOCKS’ birthplace was given as Essex County, New York.  [Essex Co. is north of Washington Co.; Crown Point and Ticonderoga are within its boundaries].  In 1859 the family acquired additional land in lot 49. (86:142).

The 1860 Census for Ellington shows James MATTOCKS, age 53, born Vermont, farmer, with $1000 in real estate and $650 personal property; wife, Elizabeth, age 48, born in Vermont; children Sarah 20, John 17 and Charles 10, [an orphaned nephew] born in New York.  A land ownership map shows the farm on the Dry Brook Road, just south of the farm of Samuel ELY, father of Clark B. ELY (Topographical Atlas of Chaut. Co., Philadelphia: Wm. Stewart Pub.,

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1867).  The 1870 census for Ellington (p. 367) shows James MATTOCKS, 63, born in New York, farmer with real assets of $5450 and personal property of $1480; Elizabeth, age 58, born Vermont; and John 26 and Charles 20, born in New York.

In 1873 James and Elizabeth MATTOCKS conveyed to John B. MATTOCKS forty acres in Lot 49 Ellington and 20 acres in Lot 56 in Poland. (146:44).  The 1880 census records Elizabeth, now 68, boarding with the family of her son, John B. MATTOCKS, 34, farmer, his wife Augusta, and their daughter, Grace, age one.  Elizabeth died in 1892 at the home of her son, John.

James and Elizabeth left no wills nor were their estates administered under court supervision; they are buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Chrowe’s Corner, Gerry.

Children of James and Elizabeth RUGG MATTOCKS: (from GA and Nancy KYLE PABODY)

1.Cornelia A., born Mar. 1, 1835, died Dec. 26, 1836.

2. Cornelia Adele, born Gerry, N.Y., Dec. 4, 1837, died Frewsburg, N.Y., May 10, 1912; married Sinclairville Jan. 4, 1859, Clark B. ELY, born Hebron, N.Y. Oct. 22, 1837, died Jamestown, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1926 (ELY Bible), son of Samuel and Artless CLARK ELY.

3.Sarah, born Apr. 10, 1840, died Jan. 14, 1916 (LEL Datebook); married Sept. 8, 1865 George HITCHCOCK.

4.John, born May 26, 1843, died Apr. 27, 1906 (LEL Datebook); married Augusta HOTCHKISS.  Daughter Grace MATTOCKS married a SCHERMERHORN.

5.Adelbert W., born Feb. 11, 1852, died Feb. 28, 1854.

FAIRBANKS

RICHARD FAIRBANKS, born probably England, died Boston, after January 1654/55 and before April 15, 1667; married by 1633 ELIZABETH _____.

Savage suggests that Richard FAIRBANKS “came [in 1633] with COTTON in the Griffin, at least his union with the church here was on the same day with Elder LEVERETT and with Governor BRENTON and Edward HUTCHINSON, in the month after the great teacher arrived … ” (James Savage, op. cit., Vol II, p. 137).  [The great teacher herein referred to is the Puritan clergyman John COTTON, Vicar at Boston, Lincolnshire, who fled England after being ordered to appear before an ecclesiastical court.  Some of his flock sailed with him to Massachusetts Bay, where the young city of Boston was named primarily to honor him.  He was chiefly responsible for the exile of Anne HUTCHINSON and for the expulsion of Roger WILLIAMS.  COTTON’s daughter was the wife of Increase MATHER and the mother of Cotton MATHER].

Richard FAIRBANKS was admitted to the Boston Church, October, 1633, as was “Elizabeth FAIREBANCKE the wife of our brother Richard FAIRBANCKE” (BChRec 16).  He was made a freeman May 14, 1634 (Mass Bay Col, Rec.I:369).

In 1635, contrary to law, he sold two houses in Sudbury End to “twoe strangers”; the

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town officers voided the sale on June 6, 1636 (Boston Town Rec. I:10).  Town Record of August 7, 1637: “Leave is granted to Richard FAIRBANK to sell his shop to ____ SAUNDERS, a bookbinder”. (BTR I:19).  The Boston Book of Possessions, 1645 (pp. 23-24) records and describes his four parcels of land: a house and garden, a garden, four acres in New Field, and five acres in Fort Field.  In January of 1637/38 he was granted a Great Allotment of 23 acres at Muddy River (BTR I:25).  On May 29, 1643 John WINTHROP, Governor, Valentine HILL, merchant, “Richard FAYREBANKES”, Robert TURNER and James DAVIS were authorized to dig a creek for the harbor of boats in the marsh … ” (BTR I:173).

An innkeeper, he was licensed to sell wine and strong water in Boston, March 12, 1637/8, Nov. 4, 1646 (MBCR I:221, II:173).  He was also postmaster, being appointed by the General Court in 1639 to have charge of all letters voluntarily brought to his house `from beyond the sea, or [which] are to be sent thither … ‘  He was allowed one pence for each letter handled. (MBCR I:281).  Because it was both an inn and a post office, the residence of Richard FAIRBANKS also became a place to conduct business.  Town Record of 1642: `Richard FAYERBANKES … promised to give his endeavor in dealing with such as have milk to sell, and to direct them where they may be provided for’.  This inn was apparently the same one later known as the Blue Anchor (BTR 1:68 and BBOP 102 in Robert Charles Anderson.  The Great Migration Begins.  Boston: NEHGS, 1995, I:649).

Richard FAIRBANKS held various offices.  In 1634 Bostonians voted that swine should not be allowed to run at large, but should be `kept up in yards’, and two years later chose Richard FAIRBANKS as hogreeve with power to impound all strays. (BTR I:13).  In 1639 and 1640 he was appointed as Overseer of Fences; in 1639 as Foldkeeper and Hogreeve; and in 1643, Surveyor of Highways. (Robert Seybolt. Town Officials of Colonial Boston, 1634-1775. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1939, p. 9-12).  In 1654 he was admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (HAHAC 1:177).

The name of Richard FAIRBANKE was one of fifty-eight on a list of Boston men to be disarmed for supporting a petition in support of the Reverend John WAINWRIGHT.  Holding and expressing such opinions [as those proposed by WAINWRIGHT and his half-sister, Anne HUTCHINSON, both of whom were to be banished from the colony] were declared to be dangerous errors.  Those who signed the petition were ordered to hand over all guns, swords, powder, shot, etc. (MBCR I:211).  FAIRBANKS soon joined a large list of Boston men who repudiated their support for WAINWRIGHT (WP III:513 in Robert Charles Anderson, op. cit., I:649).

Richard FAIRBANKS died after Jan. 29, 1654/5 (Land Record II:105-06) and before April 15, 1667 (LR V:190-92), the latter deed making reference to land purchased from the late Richard FAIRBANKES.  [No Richard FAIRBANKS in Suffolk Co. Probate Index}.

Children of Richard and Elizabeth FAIRBANKS:

1. Constance, baptised Boston, Jan. 10, 1635/36 (BChRec 280); married Samuel MATTOCK. (BVR 43).

2. Zacheus, baptised Boston Dec. 8, 1639 (BChR 284), died Boston Nov. 10, 1653.

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(BVR 43).

Lorenzo S. Fairbanks.  Genealogy of the FAIRBANKS Family. Boston: American Printing and Engraving, 1897, p. 23-27.  Contains essentially the same information as does Anderson’s Great Migration but lacks documentation.

Births: Town of Middletown

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Source: “Births: Town of Middletown,” Connecticut Nutmegger 24[1992]:610.

MATTOCKS

John, s. James & Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1746
Joseph, s. James & Sarah, b. Aug. 21, 1751
Mary, d. James & Sarah, b. June 22,m 1742
Samuel, s. James & Sarah, b. Dec. 30, 1739
Sarah, d. James & Sarah, b. July 10, 1744

Early Families of Hartford, Connecticut

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Source: Lucius Barnes Barbour, Early Families of Hartford, Connecticut (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Company, 1977).

ABBREVIATIONS

ae – age dy – died young p/r – probate record
b – born 1Ch Rec – First Church Record rem – removed
bp – baptised gen – genealogy s – son
bu – buried Hfd – Hartford 2Ch Rec – Second Church Record
C Ch – Center Church m – married um – unmarried
C Rec – Church Record m/1 – married first w – wife
Com – Communion, ad full mo – month Weth Ch – Wethersfield Church
Cov – Covenant NH – New Haven Wntnby – Wintonbury now Bloomfield
d – died p – page
dau – daughter pdy – probably died young

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JOHN BIRDWELL

John Birdwell mar Sarah Spencer dau of John Spencer & Sarah Smith. Sarah Birdwell ad full com 1CH Dec 1, 1751.

Children:

John bp June 20, 1742 (1CH Rec) dy.

Abigail bp Feb 23, 1751-2 (1CH Rec) m. Ashbel Spencer.

John bp Apl 28, 1754 (1CH Rec) m. Jemima Dickinson.

Pathena bp June 4, 1758.

Sarah Birdwell m. Samuel Mattocks Mch 14, 1763

(1CH Rec) Rebecca (?) Birdwell m. Isaac Oakes Nov 28, 1765.

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NICHOLAS DISBROUGH

Nicholas Disbrough born 1612 died 1683 mar/1 1640 Mary Bronson prob sister of John Bronson. Mar/2 Elizabeth Shepard dau of Edward Shepard of Cambridge who mar/1 Thwaite Strickland of Hfd. Early
member 1 Ch.

Children:

Phebe bp Dec 20, 1646 (HTR) m John Kelsey

Abigail b Feb 1, 1648/9 ” m/1 Robert Flood m/2 Matthew Barnard

Mary m Obadiah Spencer

Sarah d 1683 ae 71 m Samuel Eggleston of Middtn.

DISBRO-DESBROUGH-DISBOROW-DESBROW. Hfd 1639-40; a proprietor “by courtesie of the town”; his home lot was on the east side of road to the Cow Pasture (North Main St) not far from the present tunnel. He served in the Pequot War; received a grant of fifty acres for his services May 11, 1671. Chosen chimney viewer 1647-55-63-69; surveyor of highways 1665; freed from training March 6, 1672-3 when sixty years old. He m/2 after 1669 Elizabeth widow of Thwaite Strickland. Gregory Wilterton gave her land in Hartford by deed with reversion to her daughter by her first husband Thwaite Strickland and her sons John, Joseph, Jonathan and Ephraim Strickland. The dau. m John Andrews (Gen Reg 29-192; 33-356. Cotton Mather (Magrulia 6-69) tells a marvellous story of molestations in Desborough’s home by invisible hands in 1683. Inv. Aug 31, 1683 £81-15.

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SAMUEL MATTOCKS

Capt. Samuel Mattocks/Mattox born Dec 30 1739, mar Mch 14, 1763 (1 CH REC) Sarah Birdwell. Samuel Mattocks ad full com 1CH Sept 2, 1764. Sarah wife of Samuel Mattocks owned cov 1CH Oct 28, 1764. Perhaps s of James and Sarah.

Children:

Samuel bp Dec 23, 1764 (1CH Rec)

Sarah bp Jan 18, 1767 died Apl 13, 1778

Rebecca bp Dec 25, 1768 (1CH Rec) m. Samuel Miller of Middlebury, Vt.

Mary bp Nov 4, 1770 (1CH Rec) died Aug 21, 1771 ae 8 bur Center Ch.

Infant died Sept 11, 1775 bur Center Ch.

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JOSEPH SMITH

Joseph Smith died 1689-90 mar Apl 20, 1659 Lydia Huit dau of Rev. Ephraim Huit of Windsor.

Children:

Joseph b Mch 1657 (HTR) m Rebecca Dickinson

Samuel b May 1658 ” died Oct 1660 (HTR)

Ephraim b Sept 8, 1659 (HTR) m Rachel Cole Farmington

Lydia b Apl 1661 (HTR) died Oct 1664 (HTR)

Simon b Aug 2, 1662 (HTR) m Hannah (Bliss) Haley

Nathaniel b Oct 1664 (HTR) m Esther Dickinson

Lydia b Feb 14, 1665-6 (HTR) m/1 Lamrock Flowers m/2 John Janes

Susannah b June 1667 (HTR) m John Dickinson

Mary of Weth b Nov 1668 (HTR)

Martha b Mch 1670 (HTR) bp Mch 6, 1669-70 (2 Ch Rec) m Barnabas Hinsdale

Benjamin b July 21, 1671 (HTR) bp July 2, 1671 (2 Ch Rec) of London

Elizabeth b Nov 1672 (HTR) bp Nov 24, 1672 (2 Ch Rec) m

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Joseph Gilbert

Sarah b Apl 1674 (HTR) bp May 3, 1674 (2 Ch Rec) m John Spencer Oct 4, 1693 (HTR)

Edward b June 19, 1677 (HTR) bp June 24, 1677 (2 Ch Rec)

Mercy b Nov 16, 1679 (HTR) bp Nov 16, 1671 (2 Ch Rec)

Hfd 1655.

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GERALD SPENCER

Gerald Spencer s of Michael & Elizabeth bp May 26, 1576

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(Eng) mar Alice.

Children:

William bp Oct 11, 1601 m Agnes

Thomas bp Mch 29, 1607 m/1 ( ) m/2 Sarah Bearding

Michael bp May 5, 1611

Gerald bp Apl 25, 1614 m Hannah

THOMAS SPENCER

Sgt. Thomas Spencer s of Gerald & Alice bp Mch 29, 1607 (Eng) died Sept 11, 1687 mar/1 ( ). Mar/2 Sept 11, 1645 (HTR) Sarah Bearding dau of Nathaniel Bearding. Early member 1 Ch. Name on Founders Monument.

Children:

Elizabeth bp Mch 26, 1648 (HTR) m Samuel Andrews

Hannah b Apr 25, 1653 ” m/1 George Sexton m/2 Daniel Brainerd (See Brainerd Gen p 32)

Marah/Mary b May 18, 1655 (HTR)

Martha b Mch 19, 1657-8 ” m Andrew Benton

by 1st Marriage

Obadiah m Mary Disbrough

Thomas of Enfield m Esther Andrews

Samuel

by 2nd Marriage

Gerald m Hannah Pratt

Sarah m Thomas Huxley

Cambridge; freeman May 14, 1634; removed in 1639 to Hfd, where he was an original proprietor; his home lot in 1639 was on the east side of Main St., near what is now the junction of Main & Windsor Sts.; served in the Pequot War; chimney viewer 1650; constable north side 1658; surveyor

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of highways 1672; was sergeant of the train band 1650, and received in 1671 a grant of 60 acres “for his good service in the country”.

OBADIAH SPENCER

Obadiah Spencer s of Thomas died May 1712 mar Mary Disbrough dau of Nicholas Disbrough.

Children:

Obadiah b 1666 m Ruth Kelsey

Thomas b 1668 m Sarah Meakins

Samuel m Deborah Beckley

Ebenezer m Mary Booth

John m Sarah Smith

Desborough m/1 Abigail Elmer m/2 Sarah (Arnold) Case

Mary m Thomas King as 3rd wife

Freeman 1658.

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JOHN SPENCER

John Spencer s of Obadiah & Mary (Disbrough) died July 8, 1750 (1 Ch Rec) bur Center Ch mar Oct 4, 1693 (HTR) Sarah Smith born Apl 4, 1674 (HTR) bp May 3, 1674 (2 Ch Rec) dau of Joseph Smith and Lydia Huit.  Mar/2 Oct 14, 1703. John Spencer owned cov 1 Ch Mch 8, 1695-6, ad full com Oct 15, 1731. Sarah wife of John Spencer ad full com 1 Ch Aug 7, 1707.

Children:

Benjamin b Sept 13, 1704 (HTR) bp Sept 10, 1704 (1 Ch Rec) not named in will

Zebulon bp Sept 22, 1706 (HTR) died Jan 31, 1783 ae 77 bur Center Ch m Mary Watson?

Dorcas bp May 2, 1708 (1 Ch Rec), owned cov 1 Ch Sept 27, 1730, m John Dodd

Isabel b Mch 23, 1709-10 (HTR) bp Mch 19, 1709-10 (1 Ch Rec) owned cov 1 Ch Sept 27, 1730, ad full com 1 Ch Apl 8, 1733, not named in will

Sarah bp Aug 30, 1713 (1 Ch Rec) m John Birdwell

John b Sept 24, 1715 (HTR) bp July 24, 1715 (1 Ch Rec) m Thankful Easton.

Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751

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Source: Edward W. McGlenen, Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1809: 1700-1751 (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Company, 1977).

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Richard MATTOX & Elizabeth WARREN Mr. James ALLEN Jan. 17, 1701
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Boston Marriages, 1700-1710

Jeffery BEDGOOD & Mary MATTOCK Mr. Sam MILES Nov. 5, 1702
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Boston Marriages, 1700-1710

John GROVES & Rebecca MATTOCKS Mr. Sam MILES May 29, 1706
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Boston Marriages, 1700-1710

John MAVERICK & Eliza. MATTOCKS Rev. Mr. Thomas CHEEVER Min. Sept. 19, 1710
Int. reads [MATTOX]
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Intentions Filed, Marriages Not Recorded in Boston, 1707-10

Robert SINKLER & Eliza. MATTOX Sept. 18, 1710
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Boston Marriages, 1712

Samuel MATTOCK & Admonition TUCKER Rev. Mr. Benj. COLMAN Sept. 11, 1712
Int. reads [MATTOCKS] Presbytn.
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Boston Marriages, 1715

James THOMPSON & Eliza. MATTOX Rev. Mr. Benj. WADSWORTH Nov. 21, 1715
Presbytn.
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Boston Marriages, 1716

*Michael WILLIS & Mary MATTOX Rev. Mr. Benj. WADWORTH Dec. 6, 1716
Presbytn.
Francis WILLOBEIGH & Sarah CHAUNCEY Rev. Mr. Joseph SEWALL Oct 11, 1716
Int. reads [WILLOUGHBY] Presbytn.
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City Document No. 150

Boston Marriages, 1718

Elias BRADDOCK & Dinah MATTOCK Rev. Mr. Benj. COLMAN Oct 14, 1718
Int. reads [Dianah MATTUX] Presbytn.
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Boston Marriages, 1718

Henry MADDUCKS & Mary WELLS Rev. Mr. Benj. WADSWORTH July 29, 1718
Prebytn.
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Boston Marriages, 1719

Richard FLOOD & Dinah MATTOX Rev. Mr. Joseph SEWALL June 25, 1719
Int. reads [Diana] Presbytn.
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Boston Marriages, 1711-20

William MATTOX & Eliza. SPIKEMAN June 6, 1715
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Boston Marriages, 1722

*John BLANCHER & Elizabeth MATTOCK Mr. Sam CHECKLEY Nov. 8, 1722
Presn.
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Boston Marriages, 1722

Samuel MATTOCK & Sarah CROSS Mr. Thomas PRINCE Feb. 25, 1722
Int. reads [Samll. MATTOCK Junior] Presn.
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Boston Marriages, 1726

James MATTOCK & Sarah PEARSE Dr. Cotton MATHER Feb. 24, 1726
Int. reads [PEARCE] Presn.
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Boston Marriages, 1727

Samuel MATTOCKS & Mary SPOONER Sam CHECKLEY Esq. J.P. Jan. 2, 1727
Int. reads [Saml. MATTOCK Junr.]
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Boston Marriages, 1736

Nathanael KALL & Elisabeth MATTOCKS The Rev. John MOORHEAD Mar. 8, 1736
Int. reads [MATTOCK]
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Intentions Filed, Marriages Not Recorded in Boston, 1731-40

Thomas MATTOCKS of Boston & Abigail FOSDICK of Charlstown Aug. 27, 1731
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Intentions Filed, Marriages Not Recorded in Boston, 1731-40

John LAMBERT & Mary MATTOCKS Oct. 19, 1732