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A Probable Wife for Thomas Axtell

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Eleanor R. Wesson, “A Probable Wife for Thomas Axtell,” Connecticut Nutmegger 31[1998]. [LINK]

Notes and Queries: The Axtell Family

6 August 2009 Leave a comment

Source: S.J. Axtell, “Notes and Queries: The Axtell Family,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53[1899]:359.

[page 359]

THE AXTELL FAMILY. — Some facts respecting Thomas AXTELL, the progenitor of the AXTELLs of America, and his family, have recently been discovered by Mr. Freeman C. Goodenow of Cambridge, Mass.

Thomas AXTELL bought five acres of land in Sudbury, Oct. 1643. This land joined that of Edmund RICE, who came from Berkhamstead, Eng., in 1638 or 1639. Thomas AXTELL took the oath of fidelity July 9, 1645. His daughter, born July 1, 1644, was named Lidia, not Mary, as appears from two original entries in old record books. “John MAYNARD and Mary AXTELL were md 16 (4) 1646,” i.e. June 16. This doubtless is the widow of Thomas AXTELL, who was buried March 8, 1646. MAYNARD was a widower with a son eight or nine years old. The Mary AXTELL who married John GOODNOW Sept. 9, 1656, was doubtless the Mary baptized in Berkhamstead Sept. 25, 1639. She bore eleven children, the last in 1680, and died April 14, 1704. Edmund WRIGHT married Hannah UPSON, not AXTELL, as appears from a careful scrutiny of the records.

Mr. W.S. Appleton informs me that William AXTELL of Berkhamstead, Eng., died in 1637, leaving a will in which he mentions his wife Thomasine and sons John, William, Thomas, Daniel and Samuel. This confirms my conjecture in regard to the two Williams of Berkhamstead, and the children to be assigned to each, and with the facts given above, supports the view that Thomas AXTELL was a brother of Col. Daniel AXTELL, the regicide.

S.J. AXTELL

Kalamazoo, Mich.

Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims

4 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Mary E. Mayo, editor, Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrims, Lineage Book 3 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

[page 255]

JOYCE, Jennie Lois (m Francis Frederick SHERMAN May 25, 1950                    7455

Carrollton, MO

Born near Clinton, MO

1.   Walker Presley JOYCE (Sep 25, l882-Sep 12, 1955) m Dec 27, 1908 Bertha Margaret WOODS (Jul 5, 1880-Feb 8, 1957)

2.   Erasmus Bird WOODS (Dec 26. 1838-Mar 1, 1915) m Dec 13, 1860 Margaret SECMAN (SECKMAN) (Apr 13, 1839-May 20, 1918)

3.   James WOODS (Rev.) (Jan 16, 1807-Sep 11, 1872) m Nov 2 1826 Eliza AXTELL (Sep 28, 1805-Dec 27, 1874)

4.   Phillip AXTELL (Rev) (Feb 10, 1781-Feb 23. 1804) m Feb 23, 1803 Mary TUCKER (Aug 6, 1786-May 12, 1854)

5.   Luther AXTELL (Apr 22, 1753-Jun 2, 1822) m Jun 10, 1778 Hannah CONDIT (Mar 4, 1756-Apr 7, 1840)

6.   Henry AXTELL (Jun 24, 1715-Jan..1753) m Mar..1737 Jemima LEONARD (May 8, 1717-…1807)

7.   Daniel AXTELL (Nov 4, 1673-Jan.. 1735) m May 12, 1702 Thankful PRATT (Oct 4, 1683-…..)

8.   Henry AXTELL (Oct 15, 1641-Apr 19, 1676) m Jun 14, 1665 Hannah MERRIMAN (Jul 14, 1645-…..)

9.   Thomas AXTELL (Pilgrim) (Jan 26, 1619-… 1646) m …1638 Mary RICE (…..-…..)

REF. History of Washington Co., PA; Condit, H. & Eden, CONDIT Gen; Axtell, E.J. AXTTELL Fm. in America; RIGGS Gen; Axtell, Carson A, AXTELL Gen.; DAR 493265; DAC 18374

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NICHOLS, Isaac Lawson (m Virginia Pearl BULLARD, Aug 26, 1943)                 8484

Columbia, MO

Born in Ashland, MO

1.   John Arcie NICHOLS (Sep 20, 1890-Apr 22, 1976) m Aug 23, 1911 Annie CLINKINBEARD (Dec 5, 1892-…..)

2.   Isaac Kirby CLINKINBEARD (Nov 28, 1865-Dec 19, 1953) m Feb 8, 1887 Margaret Jane ASKINS (Dec 27, 1866-Nov 5, 1964)

3.   James G. CLINKINBEARD (Jul 17, 1829-Mar 6, 1889) m … 1858 Martha GRIMES (Mar 7, 1831-Sep 14, 1887)

4.   William John CLINKINBEARD (Aug 16. 1792-Apr 28, 1870) m Aug 5, 1819 Sally STRODE (Feb 7, 1798-Nov 25, 1866)

5.   John STRODE, Jr. (Sep 25, 1768-Aug 2, 1834) m Dec 3, 1791 Ruth CONSTANT (Mar 24, 1770-Aug 21, 1845)

6.   Capt. John STRODE, Sr. (Jan 11, 1730-Aug 18, 1805) m Nov 25, 1758 Mary (Polly) BOYLE (Feb 22, 1739-Jan 10, 1829)

7.   Edward STRODE (ca. 1690-… 1749) m ca. 1719/20 Elnora (Eleanor) — (…..-aft 1749)

8.   Edward STRODE (Pilgrim) (aft 1659-bef Sep 24, 1697) m ….. — — (…..-…..)

REF.  Elson, James Strode, STRODE & STROUD Fms Vol 3; The Kentuckian Citizen, Early Bourbon Fms; American Fms Gen & Heraldic

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JOYCE, Jennie Lois (m Francis Fredrick SHERMAN, May 25, 1950)                   7455

Carrollton, MO

Born near Clinton, MO

S1                                              7455

This Supplemental follows the first 5 generations of No. 7455, then continues

6.   Philip CONDIT (Apr 1709-Dec 23, 1801) m ca. 1735 Mary DAY (… 1713-Sep 30, 1785)

7.   Peter CONDIT (…..-…1714) m ….1695 Mary HARRISON (…..-…1738)

8.   John CONDIT (Pilgrim)(…..-…1713) m ….. Catherine BARTON (…..-…..)

REF. See Ref for 7455, DACS LB [Daughters of American Colonists Society Lineage Book], Vol XVI; Beers, Washington Co., PA

S2                                             7455

This Supplemental follows the first 7 generations of No. 7455; then continues

8.   Elder William PRATT (Pilgrim) (…..-aft 1680) m ….. — — (…..-…..)

REF. See No. 7455 & Supplemental

S3                                             7455

This Supplemental follows the first 8 generations of No. 7455; then continues

9.   George MERRIAM (Pilgrim) (…..-Dec 29, 1675) m ….. Susan — (…..-…..)

ADD REF. Shattuck, Lemuel, A Hist of the Town of Concord

The Compendium of American Genealogy

29 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Frederick Adams Virkus, editor, The Compendium of American Genealogy, Volume 7, 1942 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987).

[page 324]

1 – NORTON, Laurence Harper, b Cleveland, O., May 8, 1888.

[…]

10 – Sgt. Isaac MOORE (1622-77), settled at Farmington, Conn.; m 1645, Ruth STANLEY (1629-96);

9 – Mary (1664-1738), m Capt. John HART (1665-1714), ens. Farmington Train Band, 1695; lt., 1703, capt., 1707; dep. from Farmington;

8 – Dea. John (1684-1753), dep. from Farmington; m Esther GRIDLEY (1687-1743; Sam.9; Thos.10);

7 – Esther (1707-62), m 1727, Dea. Nathaniel NEWELL (1703-53);

6 – Rev. Abel (1730-1813), B.A., Yale, 1751, M.A.; minister Goshen, Conn.; to Charlotte, Vt., 1781; m 1756, Abigail SMITH (John7, m Abigail MERRILL);

5 – Judge Nathaniel I. (1757-1835), rep. Vt. Assembly 13 times; Am. Rev.; m Lucy STANLEY;

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4 – George (1793-1832), m 1817, Hannah WILLIAMS (1793-1818; Col. Wm.5, Lanesboro, Mass., and Charlotte, Vt., m Polly WILSON);

3-Mary Hannah (1818-1907), m William B. CASTLE […]

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1 – DEXTER, Emily Smith, b Chicago, Ill., June 4 1887.

[…]

10 – Thomas AXTELL (1619-46), Eng. to Sudbury, Mass., ante 1642; m ante 1639, Mary —— (she m 2d, John MAYNARD);

9 – Henry (1641-76), a propr. of Marlborough, Mass.; killed in Wadsworth massacre, King Philip’s War; m 1665, Hannah MERRIAM (Geo10, m Elizabeth BAKER; Sgt. Thos.11); [This last may be a transcription error on my part, as George Merriam did not marry Elizabeth Bakerand was not the son of Sgt. Thomas (see William Pratt below)]

8 – Daniel (b 1673), of Berkley, Mass.; m 1702, Thankful PRATT (b 1683; Wm.9, m Elizabeth BAKER; Sgt. Thos.10);

7 – Henry (1715-53), of Mendham, N.J.; m 1737, Jemima LEONARD (1717-ca. 1797; Benj.8, m Hannah PHILLIPS; Isaac9; Sol.10);

6 – Maj. Henry (1738-1818), m 1st 1760, Mary BEACH (d 1766); m 2d. 1767 Phebe (CONDICT) DAY (1740-1829; Peter CONDIT, or CONDICT7, m Phebe DODD; Peter8; John9, qv);

5 – Lurana (1767-1820), m 1788, Samuel BEACH (1762-1824);

[…]

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1 – GILKEY, Herbert James, b Montesano, Wash., Jan. 2, 1890.

[…]

12 – Thomas PIERCE (qv);

11 – Thomas (1608-83), of Charleston Village (now Woburn), Mass.; often styled sgt.; taxed at Woburn, 1645; selectman, 1660; mem. com. for div. of comon lands; “right proprs.,” 1667; mem. Gen. Ct. Coms., 1668; m 1635, Elizabeth COLE (d 1688; Rice12);

10 – Samuel (1656-1721), of Charleston; m 1680, Lydia BACON (1656-1717; Dan.11, m Mary READ);

9 – Lydia (1683-1764), m 1706, Timothy SNOW (1675-1748; John10; Rich.11);

[…]

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1 – WASHINGTON, Bernice Beth Haskell (Mrs. Walter OWEN), b Ord, Neb., Feb. 16, 1888.

5 – Mordecai SOPER (b Eng., 1746 – d Vt., 1829), served in Vt. militia, 1780-81; m 1770, Elizabeth OWENS;

4 – Joseph (d 1850), capt. War 1812; of Orange Co., Vt.; lumberman, drowned in St. Lawrence River; m Electa MANSFIELD (b 1800), niece of Ethan ALLEN, of Am. Rev. fame;

3 – Harriet Eveline (1823-90), m 1843, Sylvester Smith HASKELL (1823-1901), of N.Y., Ill., and Neb. (Abel Tandy4, settled at N. Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., m Cynthia ROCKWELL, niece of Gen. Israel PUTNAM of Am. Rev. fame; Wm. or Caleb5, of Conn.);

Daggett and Allied Families

16 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: E.C. Finley, “Daggett and Allied Families,” Americana 26[1932].

[page 164]

(The AXTELL Line)

Arms — Azure, three axes argent, handles or.

(Burke: “General Armory.”)

AXTELL, as surname, is probably a variant of AXCILL, EXCELL, EXALL, originating to designate a resident of Exhall Parish, Warwickshire. Ralph AXCILL is in Kirby’s Quest, Somersetshire, A.D. 1327. Joseph COLLYER and Elizabeth AXTELL are in the Marriage Allegations at Canterbury in 1683, and John AXSTELL and Mary DREW in 1686. Richard EXALL and Elizabeth BUSHBEY married, at St. James, Clerkenwell, London, in 1701. John AXSTYL signs a deed 1535 from the monks of the Augustinian order in Gatesden, Hertfordshire, and at St. Peter’s Church, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, is a record of the baptism of John, son of John AXTELL, in 1539, and William, son of John, in 1541. There are two William AXTELLs having children baptized in this church, 1614 to 1628, as appears from a Thomas, baptized October 31, 1624, and Samuel, baptized December 15, 1624, the rule of the Church of England requiring baptism a few days after birth.

The baptisms of sons of William AXTELL recorded are: 1. John, baptized August 14, 1614. 2. William, baptized December 1, 1616. 3. Thomas, of whom further. 4. Daniel, born May 26, 1622; may be the regicide colonel.

(Bardsley: “Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames.” “New England Historical and Genealogical
Register,” Vol. LIII, p. 227.)

(The Family in America)

I. Thomas AXTELL, apparently son of William AXTELL, was baptized January 26, 1619, and died in Sudbury, Massachusetts, March 8, 1646. His widow, Mary, married, September 19, 1656, John GOODENOW. He probably had sisters: Mary, married, June 16, 1646, John MAYNARD; and Hannah, married, June 18, 1659, Edward WRIGHT. Children: 1. Mary, baptized, in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, Septem-

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ber 25, 1639. 2. Henry, of whom further. 3. Mary (twin), born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, June 1, 1644. 4. Lydia (twin), born in Sudbury, June 1, 1644.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, p. 227. “Sudbury, Massachusetts, Vital Records.”)

II. Henry AXTELL, son of Thomas and Mary AXTELL, was born in England, probably in Berkhampstead, in 1641, and was killed by Indians in Marlborough, Massachusetts, March 21, 1675-76. He obtained land in Marlborough in 1660; removed thither, and married there June 14, 1665, Hannah MERRIAM, daughter of George MERRIAM, of Concord, and lived in the eastern part of Marlborough. His widow married, July 16, 1677, William TAYLOR. Children: 1. Samuel, born March 27, 1666, probably died young. 2. Hannah, born November 18, 1667. 3. Mary, born August 8, 1670; married, May 24, 1698, Zachariah NEWTON. 4. Thomas, of whom further. 5. Daniel, born November 4, 1673, died in January, 1735; married, May 12, 1702, Thankful PRATT, daughter of Elder William PRATT, who led a colony from Dorchester, Massachusetts, and lived in South Carolina until 1707, when he settled in Berkley, Massachusetts. 6. Sarah, born September 18, 1675.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, p. 228.)

III. Thomas AXTELL, son of Henry and Hannah (MERRIAM) AXTELL, was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, April 16, 1672, and died at Grafton, Massachusetts, December 18, 1750. He settled, about 1735, in the tract Hassanamisco, named Grafton, in 1739, having married, November 2, 1697, Sarah BARKER, of Concord, Massachusetts. Children, born in Marlborough, Massachusetts: 1. Thomas, born August 19, died December 22, 1698. 2. Sarah, born February 16, 1702-03; married, February 7, 1721, Josiah HAYDEN. 3. Joseph, born August 1, 1750; married, February 4, 1730, Abigail HAYDEN, of Sudbury, Massachuetts, and settled in Grafton, in 1746. 4. Hannah; married, July 20, 1738, Zedekiah DRURY, of Sutton. 5. Thomas, of whom further. 6. John, born April 15, 1715, died April 20, 1742. 7. Abigail, born October 10, 1717; married, December 21, 1736, Benjamin PRATT.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, pp. 228-29. “Marlborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records.”)

[page 166]

IV. Thomas AXTELL, Jr., son of Thomas and Sarah (BARKER) AXTELL, was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, May 11, 1712, and died in Grafton, Massachusetts, May 28, 1798. He married (first), May 13, 1736, Elizabeth SHERMAN. (SHERMAN IV.) He married (second), October 6, 1760, Mary SANGER, but her children died young. Children, born in Grafton, Massachusetts, all by first marriage: 1. Sarah, of whom further. 2. Elizabeth, born April 26, 1739; married, November 27, 1760, Ephraim LYON. 3. Hannah, born October 6, 1741; married Jason WAITE. 4. John, born June 3, 1744, died in Grafton, about 1782; married, in 1776, a DANIELS. 5. Thomas, born December 16, 1746, died in 1819; married, June 10, 1777, Deborah JONES, of Franklin; in the army in 1780. 6. Mary (Polly), born March 12, 1748. 7. Phebe (twin), born March 12, 1748; married Thomas KIDDER.

(“New England Register,” Vol. LIII, pp. 228-29. “Sutton, Massachusetts, Vital Records.”)

V. Sarah AXTELL, oldest daughter of Thomas, Jr., and Elizabeth (SHERMAN) AXTELL, was born in Grafton, Massachusetts, April 25, 1737, and died in Sutton, Massachusetts, September 2, 1805. She married James McCLELLAN, Jr. (McCLELLAN II.)

(Ibid.)

The Axtell Family in America: First Five Generations

7 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: S.J. Axtell, “The Axtell Family in America: First Five Generations,” New England Historical and
Genealogical Register
53[1899].

[page 227]

The earliest appearance of the name Axtell which has come to my knowledge dates back to the year 1535. In that year the “bon homes” of a monastery of the Augustinian order in Gatesden, Hertfordshire, England, made over their property to Henry the Eighth, and among the names signed to the deed was that of John Axstyl. The registration of baptisms and deaths in the parish churches of England began about 1538. At St. Peter’s Church, Berkhampstead, a town in Hertfordshire, there is the record of the baptism of John Axtell, son of John, in 1539, and of William, son of John, in 1541. Five other entries of Axtells appear before 1614. From 1614 to 1628 there is a series of entries, as follows:

  • John, son of William, bap. Aug. 14, 1614
  • William, ” ” ” ” Dec. 1, 1616
  • 1. Thomas, ” ” ” ” Jan. 26, 1619
  • Daniel, ” ” ” ” May 26, 1622
  • William, ” ” ” ” June 11, 1622
  • Thomas, ” ” ” ” Oct. 31, 1624
  • Samuel, ” ” ” ” Dec. 15, 1624
  • Avie, daughter ” ” ” Mar. 28, 1627
  • Sarah, ” ” ” ” June 20, 1628

It appears from the above that there were two William Axtells rearing families in Berkhampstead between 1614 and 1628. One, perhaps, was the William who was a burgess in 1628 and common clerk in 1639.

If we assign the first four in the above list, with Samuel, born 1624, and one of the daughters to one William and the rest to the other, we avoid difficulties which any other division encounters, and make Thomas (born 1619) the emigrant to America, brother of Daniel (born 1622) the colonel under Cromwell, who was put to death in 1660 for his share in the death of Charles I.

Mary, daughter of Thomas, was baptized in Berkhampstead, September 25, 1639, and Henry, the second child, October 15, 1641. Soon after the latter date, the little family appear in Sudbury, Mass. Here, June 1, 1644, another Mary was born. Thomas, the father, died in 1646, and was buried August 1st of that year.

“The inventory of the goods of Thomas Axtell of Sudbury, lately deceased. Inprimis, his land and house £8, 10, cattle £8, 10, wearing apparell and bedding with his armes £10, for Brasse and pewter £5. He expressed that Mary his wife should have all his estate to bring up his children.”

The widow married John Goodnow, September 19, 1656.

June 18, 1659, Edward Wright and Hannah Axtell of Sudbury were married. If the above identification of Thomas, born 1619, with Thomas of Sudbury be correct, this Hannah cannot have been his daughter. Who she was does not appear.

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SECOND GENERATION.

2. HENRY2 AXTELL (Thomas1), born in England, 1641, took up land with the first proprietors of Marlboro’, Mass., in 1660. He married Hannah Merriam, June 14, 1665, and lived in the eastern part of Marlboro’.

Children of Henry and Hannah:

  • i. SAMUEL,3 b. March 27, 1666; probably d. young.
  • ii. HANNAH, b. Nov. 18, 1667; untraced.
  • iii. MARY, b. Aug. 8, 1670; m. Zachariah Newton, 1698.
  • 3. iv. THOMAS, b. April 16, 1672.
  • 4. v. DANIEL, b. Nov. 4, 1673.
  • vi. SARAH, b. Sept. 18, 1675; untraced.

Henry Axtell was killed by the Indians early in 1676. The inventory of his estate is dated April 1 of that year. His widow married Will Taylor, July 5, 1677.

THIRD GENERATION.

3. THOMAS3 AXTELL (Henry,2 Thomas1), married November 2, 1697, Sarah Barker of Concord, and lived in the east part of Marlboro’. About 1735, he moved to Hassanamisco, afterwards Grafton. He died December 18, 1750. His wife died June 26, 1747.

Children of Thomas and Sarah:

  • i. THOMAS,4 b. Aug. 19, 1698; d. Dec. 22, 1698.
  • ii. SARAH, b. Feb. 16, 1703; m. Josiah Hayden, Feb. 7, 1721.
  • 5. iii. JOSEPH, b. Aug. 1, 1705.
  • iv. HANNAH, m. Zedekiah Drury of Sutton, July 20, 1738.
  • 6. v. THOMAS, b. May 11, 1712.
  • vi. JOHN, b. April 15, 1715; d. April 10, 1742.
  • vii. ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 8, 1717; m. Benjamin Pratt, Dec. 21, 1736.

4. DANIEL3 AXTELL (Henry,2 Thomas1), born November 4, 1673; died January, 1735. In 1695 Elder William Pratt organized a church in Dorchester, Mass., and soon after went to South Carolina to plant his church there as a missionary colony. In his diary, he records a very hospitable reception by Lady Axtell, the widow of Landgrave Daniel Axtell, who went from England to South Carolina about 1680. Probably Daniel Axtell of Massachusetts accompanied Mr. Pratt on one of his earlier voyages to South Carolina. May 12, 1702, he married Thankful, daughter of Elder Pratt, and lived in South Carolina till about 1707, when he returned to Massachusetts and became a large landholder in Berkley, then a part of Dighton and Taunton. A release, dated March 16, 1703, from Daniel Axtell of Carolina, county of Bartley, on Ashley river, made out in favor of his brother Thomas of Massachusetts, establishes the relationship. A clause in Lady Axtell’s will leaving property to her “kinsman Daniel Axtell in New England” shows a relationship there. But the landgrave could not have been the son of the regicide, since the landgrave had a daughter of age in 1678, as appears from his will made that year in England.

Children of Daniel and Thankful:

  • i. ELIZABETH,4 b. April 28, 1703; m. —- Burt.
  • 7. ii. DANIEL, b. Oct. 24, 1704.
  • iii. REBECCA, b. Nov. 22, 1706; probably m. Jacob Cooke of Abington, Nov. 11, 1736.
  • iv. HANNAH, b. April 10, 1710; m. Joseph Edmister, Feb. 18, 1741.
  • 8. v. WILLIAM, b. April 13, 1713.
  • 9. vi. HENRY, b. June 24, 1715.

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  • 10. vii. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 25, 1717.
  • 11.viii. EBENEZER, b. March 24, 1724.
  • ix. THANKFUL, b. Dec. 8, 1725.
  • 12. x. THOMAS, b. Sept. 15, 1727.

FOURTH GENERATION.

5. JOSEPH4 AXTELL (Thomas,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married Abigail Hayden of Sudbury, February 4, 1730. He lived at first in Marlboro’, but after 1746 in Grafton. His children were born in Marlboro’, and were:

  • i. ELIZABETH,5 b. Aug. 7, 1730; m. (?) Nathaniel Cooper of Grafton, April 22, 1746.
  • ii. MARY, b. Jan. 18, 1732; m. Samuel Giles of Hopkinton, Nov. 16, 1749.
  • 13. iii. DANIEL, b. Jan. 14, 1734.
  • iv. ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 12, 1738; m. Moses EAGER, July 18, 1759.

6. THOMAS4 AXTELL (Thomas,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), removed from Marlboro’ to Grafton. May 13, 1736, he married Elizabeth Sherman of Marlboro’, who received as her marriage portion a large tract of land in the north part of Grafton, a part of which remains in the hands of her descendant Axtells. October 6, 1760, Thomas, now a widower, married Mary Sanger, by whom he had several children, all of whom died young. Thomas died 1798.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

  • i. SARAH,5 b. April 25, 1737; m. James McClellan of Sutton, Feb. 2, 1758.
  • ii. ELIZABETH, b. April 26, 1739; m. Ephraim Lyon, Nov. 27, 1760.
  • iii. HANNAH, b. Oct. 6, 1741; m. Jason Waite.
  • 14. iv. JOHN, b. June 3, 1744.
  • 15. v. THOMAS, b. Dec. 16, 1746.
  • vi. and vii. MARY and PHEBE, b. March 12, 1748. Possibly Mary may be the Polly Axtell who m. George Smith in Grafton, 1786. Phebe m. Thomas Kidder, and afterwards joined the Shakers.

7. DANIEL4 AXTELL (Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married September 15, 1737, Waitstill Babbitt. He lived in Berkley, and was prominent in town and church affairs. First wife died 1757; second wife, Phebe Reed.

Daniel died September 21, 1761. His widow married Capt. James Foster of Rochester. Children:

  • i. DANIEL,5 } b. Feb. 29, 1739.
  • ii. THANKFUL, } b. Feb. 29, 1739.
  • iii. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 17, 1742; m. Isaac Tubbs, Dec. 26, 1768.

Daniel, the son, d. 1772, probably unmarried.

Thankful married Elisha Crane, 1774. Among her descendants is J.E. Crane of Taunton, who still preserves the memorandum book of his ancestor Daniel Axtell.4

8. WILLIAM4 AXTELL (Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married Hannah Spooner of Middleboro’, November 2, 1739. Removed from Berkley about 1743, probably into Taunton.

Children of William and Hannah:

  • 16. i. HENRY,5 bapt. Aug. 30, 1741.
  • 17. ii. WILLIAM, bapt. Aug. 29, 1742.
  • 18. iii. BENJAMIN, b. 1744(?).
  • iv. JOANNA, b. 1746.
  • 19. v. SILAS, b. 1748(?).

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Joanna married Bernice Crane of Berkley, January 15, 1763. She lived to be one hundred years old, dying in 1846. Her grandson, Rev. Silas Axtell Crane, D.D., was an Episcopalian clergyman greatly honored and loved. He died at East Greenwich, R. I., in 1872.

9. HENRY4* AXTELL (Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married Jemima Leonard, 1737. He removed about 1740 or ’41, with the Leonards to Mendham, N. J., where he died 1753 or ’54. His widow married Matthew Lumm. Children:

  • 20. i. HENRY,5 b. March 16, 1738.
  • ii. PHEBE, b. 1740; m. Daniel Drake, Dec. 27, 1759.
  • iii. HANNAH, b. 1742; m. Zephaniah Burt, May 29, 1764.
  • iv. BETHANY, b. 1744; m. Artemas Day, Jan. 21, 1767.
  • 21. v. CALVIN, b. 1750.
  • 22. vi. LUTHER, b. April 22, 1753.

10. SAMUEL4 AXTELL (Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married Hannah Hatheway of Freetown about 1740, and spent his days in Berkley; died February 25, 1769. Children:

  • i. SAMUEL,5 b. 1741; d. 1755.
  • ii. HANNAH, b. Sept. 6, 1744; m. Samuel Tubbs, Aug. 23, 1762.
  • iii. THANKFUL, b. 1746; d. Oct. 26, 1760.
  • 23. iv. EBENEZER, b. Feb. 9, 1749.
  • 24. v. EZRA, b. Oct. 25, 1751.
  • vi. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 14, 1754; m. Jonathan Reed, Nov. 5, 1772.
  • 25. vii. SAMUEL, b. Jan. 8, 1756.
  • viii. LOUISA, b. July 9, 1758; untraced.
  • 26. ix. HENRY, b. May 3, 1761.
  • x. THANKFUL, b. Nov. 15, 1762; untraced.
  • xi. LURANA, b. Oct. 23, 1765; m. Pitts Phillips, Feb. 6, 1788.

11. EBENEZER4 AXTELL (Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1). Berkley records say, “Ebenezer Axtell late of Mendom in Jarzes but now an inhabitant of Berkley and Hannah Hatheway of Berkley were married Oct. 15, 1751.” He is mentioned frequently as filling town offices. Children:

  • i. REBECKAH,5 b. Aug. 9, 1752; untraced.
  • 27. ii. THOMAS, b. July 15, 1755.
  • iii. RACHEL, b. April 5, 1757; probably the Rachel Axtell who m. Jacob Goldthwait of Uxbridge, April 14, 1785.

12. THOMAS4 AXTELL (Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1). There is no record of Thomas in Berkley, though the “Axtell Memorial” says he moved in 1769 or ’70 from Massachusetts to New Jersey with his two sons.

My informants say he married Hannah Goebel (a New England name, found in the Concord records) in 1746, and died in 1758. His widow married Nathan Lincoln. He probably followed Henry to New Jersey before 1750. Children:

  • 28. i. DANIEL,5 b. April 12, 1748.
  • 29. ii. THOMAS, b. 1750(?).

*The list of children here given accords with that in “The Axtell Memorial.” Between Bethany, b. 1744, and Calvin, b. 1750, there is room for two children. Possibly Ebenezer Axtell, ensign in New Jersey troops in the Revolution, belongs here. Also Henry S. Axtell of Bradford, N. Y., b. 1796, may be a descendant of a missing son. He claimed relationship with this family.

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FIFTH GENERATION.

13. DANIEL5 AXTELL (Joseph,4 Thomas,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), lived in Grafton, Mass., where November 12, 1754, he married Elizabeth Whittemore. After the Revolution, he went to Grafton, Vt., where he died September 1, 1799. His widow died March 20, 1812.

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth:

  • 30. i. MOSES,6 b. Jan. 11, 1755; lived in Delaware Co., N. Y.; served in the Revolution.
  • 31. ii. AARON, b. March 23, 1757; lived in western New York; served in the Revolution.
  • 32 . iii. DANIEL, b. May 1, 1759; served in the Revolution, 1778; removed to Delaware Co., N. Y.
  • iv. ABIGAIL, b. 1761; untraced.
  • 33. v. JOSEPH, b. 1763; a soldier, 1780; removed to Grafton, Vt.
  • vi. BETSEY, b. 1765(?); untraced.
  • 34. vii. ALEXANDER, b. 1767(?); lived in Grafton, Vt.

14. JOHN5 AXTELL (Thomas,4 Thomas,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), lived and died in Grafton. In 1776 married —- Daniels. He died about 1782. Widow married in 1784, John Knox.

Child of John and —-:

  • 35. i. JOHN,6 b. 1778(?). Descendants live in Jay, Me.

15. THOMAS5 AXTELL (Thomas,4 Thomas,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married June 10, 1777, Deborah Jones of Franklin. He died in Grafton, 1819. In the army 1780.

Children of Thomas and Deborah:

  • i. CHLOE,6 b. July 11, 1778; unm.; d. 1851.
  • ii. SETH, b. July 28, 1780; d. 1798.
  • 36. iii. THOMAS, b. May 2, 1783; m. Hannah Walker, 1808.
  • iv. DEBORAH, b. May 21, 1788; m. Samuel Green of Westboro’. No children.
  • v. OLIVE, b. 1790; d. 1819, unm.
  • vi. JOHN, b. July 15, 1792; d. young.

16. HENRY5 AXTELL (William,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1). Henry Axell (sic) was a seaman from Massachusetts, engaged July 10, 1776, for five months. Henry Axtell of Berkley, in 1777, enlisted for three years in Zebedee Ripley’s co., Col. G. Bradford. Also mentioned as in the Continental army, 1780, 1782. This agrees with a tradition among his descendants, as follows: “A soldier of the Revolution, a sergeant in Washington’s Life Guard, at the battle of Stony Point, later with Wayne in the Indian War. A prisoner on ship Jersey, escaping by filing off his chain with a nail; lost at sea.” The identification here made seems very probable.

Children:

  • 37. i. HENRY COPSE,6 b. 1786; broker, New York city.
  • ii. LOUISA, b. about 1788; m. David Elderkin at Providence, R. I., May 20, 1807.

17. WILLIAM5 AXTELL (William,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married Mercy Lincoln of Taunton, June 23, 1763. Marched at the alarm April 19, 1775; served in 1777 and 1778. In 1790, he was in Norton; the same year moved to Sutton.

Children of William and Mercy:

  • i. HANNAH,6 m. Bartholomew Putnam of Sutton.
  • 37. ii. WILLIAM, m. Rebeckah Axtell, dau. of 27.

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  • iii. MERCY, m. John Titus of Sutton.
  • iv. HENRY, lost at sea about 1807.
  • v. BETSEY, married Tarrant Sibley of Petersham.

18. BENJAMIN5 AXTELL (William,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), served a short time in the war of the Revolution; married Jemima Briggs of Rehoboth, February 19, 1778; removed to Westmoreland, N. H.

Children of Benjamin and Jemima:

  • i. DANIEL,6 untraced; probably at Danby, Vt., 1827-8.
  • 39. ii. SILAS.
  • iii. BENJAMIN, untraced.
  • iv. JEMIMA, unm.

19. SILAS5 AXTELL (William,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), was in the Revolutionary war; married —- Hoskins; removed to Wilmington, Vt., where he died in 1801. Children:

  • 40. i. SILAS,6 b. Nov. 25, 1785, at Wilmington, Vt.; Perry, Lake Co., Ohio.
  • 41. ii. SALMON, b. July 11, 1792, at Wilmington; physician at Fort Ann, N. Y.
  • Three daughters, who married respectively —- Hastings, —- Crosby and —- Nims.

20. HENRY5 AXTELL (Henry,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1). “The old major” was a man of property and influence in Mendham, N.J. Served as major of Morris Co. militia in the Revolution. Was twice married; first June 18, 1760, to Mary Beach; second, January 7, 1767, to Phebe Condit Day. He died April 6, 1818.

By first wife:

  • i. HANNAH,6 b. Oct. 15, 1761; m. —- Lozier.
  • ii. MARY, b. 1763; m. Stephen Ludlow.
  • 42. iii. DAVID, b. 1765; m. Hannah Johnson, Mendham, N.J.

By second wife:

  • i. LURANA, b. Oct. 20, 1767; m. January, 1788, Samuel Beach.
  • 43. ii. SILAS, b. April 5, 1769; m. Elizabeth Loree, Jan. 9, 1791.
  • iii. PHEBE, b. June 23, 1771; m. Isaac Clark, Oct. 1, 1793.
  • 44. iv. HENRY, b. June 9, 1773. (Rev. Henry Axtell, D.D., Geneva, N.Y.)
  • v. RHODA, b. April 11, 1775; m. Simeon Cory, May 26, 1798.
  • vi. JOSEPH, b. March 14, 1777; d. young.

21. CALVIN5 AXTELL (Henry,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married Mary Mills, November 7, 1771. He spent his days in Mendham, N.J.

Children of Calvin and Mary:

  • 45. i. PHILIP LINDLEY.6
  • 46. ii. TIMOTHY.
  • iii. SAMUEL, unm.
  • iv. CALVIN, untraced.

22. LUTHER5 AXTELL (Henry,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married June 10, 1778, Hannah Condit. About 1780 moved to Washington Co., Pa., where he died June 2, 1812.

Children of Luther and Hannah:

  • RUFUS,6 LURANA and HENRY d. young.
  • 47. i. PHILIP, b. Feb. 10, 1781.
  • 48. ii. LUTHER, b. July 25, 1783.
  • iii. MARY, b. Feb. 7, 1786; m. Edward Ross.iv. HANNAH, b. April 13, 1788; m. Rufus Dodd.
  • v. JEMIMA, b. Dec. 4, 1790; m. Freeman Dodd.
  • vi. BETHANY, b. April 7, 1793; m. Joseph Ruggs.

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23. EBENEZER5 AXTELL (Samuel,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1). Beyond the entry of his birth Berkley records are silent concerning him. Ebenezer Axtell, of Berkley, served six months in Rhode Island, 1778, and is mentioned as Ebenezer Axtall in Rhode Island records. There was also an Ebenezer, ensign in Morris Co. militia, N.J. See note to Henry, 9.

24. EZRA5 AXTELL (Samuel,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), was a soldier in the Revolution; settled in Pittsford, Vt.; removed to Pierpont, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., about 1816, where he died July, 1831.

Children:

  • 49. i. JOHN,6 b. 1787; a Presbyterian clergyman in northern New York and Canada.
  • 50. ii. HENRY, b. Dec. 27, 1790; Pierpont, N.Y.; m. Sarah T. Woodruff, Jan. 22, 1812.
  • 51. iii. SAMUEL, b. 1792; m. 1811, Zeniath Stearns; d. in the army at Plattsburg, N.Y., 1812.
  • iv. DOLLY, m. —- Morgan.
  • v. HANNAH, b. April 13, 1796; m. Daniel Church, 1816.
  • 52. vi. EBENEZER, Oneida Co., N.Y.
  • vii. LURANA, b. Jan. 27, 1804; m. Dorus Leonard, 1820.
  • viii. EZRA, b. 1806; d. 1828.
  • ix. ABIGAIL, b. Jan. 2, 1811; m. Alva Leonard, 1830.

25. SAMUEL5 AXTELL (Samuel,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), was a soldier of the Revolution, after which he went to Chester, Vt., and settled in what was then a wilderness. About 1785, married Celia Dean of Taunton, Mass. She died December 5, 1806. His second wife was Martha Earle, who died 1859.

Samuel died July 5, 1835.

Children of Samuel and Celia:

  • i. DEAN.6 ii. ALVIN. These d. young.
  • iii. SYLVIA, b. March 15, 1794; m. September, 1813, Daniel H. Rice.
  • iv. CELIA, d. young.
  • v. LORICA, b. Aug. 25, 1799; m. Henry Chandler; d. 1877.
  • vi. SARAH M., b. Aug. 10, 1801; m. Ira Clark.
  • 53. vii. SAMUEL, b. February, 1804; m. Martha M. Page; d. at Rutland, Wis., 1867.
  • viii. CAROLINE A., m. —- Parker of Chester, Vt.

26. HENRY5 AXTELL (Samuel,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), possibly what is put under 16 belongs here.

27. THOMAS5 AXTELL (Ebenezer,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), an only son; married Rebecca French, August 9, 1775 (Berkley); moved to Sutton, Mass., and afterwards, 1800, to Peru (now Windsor), Mass., where he died February 10, 1816.

Children of Thomas and Rebecca:

  • i. REBECCA,6 b. about 1777; m. her 2d cousin, William Axtell (38), Feb. 28, 1797, and —- Hathaway of Worthington, Mass.
  • 54. ii. THOMAS, b. 1780. Western New York.
  • 55. iii. ASA, b. Jan. 22, 1781. Belgrade, Me.
  • iv. HANNAH, b. about 1783; m. Ebenezer Pelton.
  • 56. v. EBENEZER, b. Jan. 20, 1785. Windsor, Mass.
  • 57. vi. SYLVESTER, b. May 10, 1786. Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 58. vii. DANIEL, b. Feb. 22, 1787. Amherst, Ohio.
  • viii. RACHEL, m. —- Ellison.
  • ix. —-, m. —- Ellison.

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28. DANIEL5 AXTELL (Thomas,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), lived in New Jersey, and about 1780 removed to western Pennsylvania; married Ruth Tuthill about 1770; died 1826.

Children of Daniel and Ruth (order uncertain, and information very incomplete):

  • 59. i. LINCOLN,6 b. Sept. 15, 1777(?).
  • 60. ii. ELIAH.
  • 61. iii. ISAAC TUTHILL. Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio.
  • 62. iv. THOMAS, b. Jan. 31, 1780(?). Monroe Co., Ohio.
  • 63. v. AMZI.
  • 64. vi. DANIEL.
  • 65. vii. JOSEPH S., b. 1792.
  • viii.-x. Three daughters, RHODA, ELIZABETH and POLLY.

29. THOMAS5 AXTELL (Thomas,4 Daniel,3 Henry,2 Thomas1), married (in New Jersey) Mary Tuthill; went with his brother to western Pennsylvania; died July 12, 1808. His first wife died 1791; second wife, Ellen McLean.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

  • 66. i. NATHAN,6 b. about 1780.
  • ii. HANNAH, m. Levi Lindley. iii. SARAH, m. Timothy Lindley.
  • iv. CECILIA, m. Darling Day. v. PHEBE, m. Ichabod Dilley.
  • vi. RUTH, untraced.
  • 67. vii. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 25, 1791; physician, Sheakleyville, Pa.

Children of Thomas and Ellen:

  • 68. ix. CHARLES, b. July 10, 1796. Iroquois Co., Ill.
  • 69. x. THOMAS. Solsberry, Ind.