Including the Owen, Newell and Porter Lines
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Owen Genealogy as Related to the Hibbards of Spring Hill
Newell Genealogy as Related to the Hibbards of Spring Hill
Porter Genealogy as Related to the Hibbards of Spring Hill
When I first delved into the realms of genealogy, I found a wealth of information on many of the lines associated with my paternal grandmother's antecedents, the Hibbard family. However, when it came to the ancestors a 4th-great-grandparent, Abigail "Abbie" Owen, I began to fear I had run into one of those notorious "brick walls". Family papers referred to Abigail's parents as Joseph and Susanna Owen, and a letter written by Susanna to her grandson Mortimer D. Hibbard contained some clues. For a while, that's where the trail seemed to end.
But things are looking up. During the summer of 2003 I was contacted by another Owen researcher, Nancy Clague. Thanks to Nancy's in-depth research into deeds, the ancestors and siblings of Joseph Owen have been positively identified all the way back to Joseph's great-grandfather, Samuel Owen. Nancy has very graciously given her permission to post this information on my Owen page. Thank you, Nancy!
Nancy's research and documentation supporting these findings is lengthy. At this time, I will simply post the various generations. As we learn more and their stories are fleshed out, I will try to incorporate the additional information into this website. Meanwhile, if you are related to this line and are seeking further information, please contact me.
A note of explanation for those of you who may be planning on delving into old records. For the sake of clarification, I have used designations such as (1), (2), etc. to distinguish the several men named Samuel Owen that appear on this page. This is for convenience, and does not indicate actual titles (such as "the 2nd") used by the persons in question. Titles as we know them today, such as "Jr." or "the 2nd", were not necessarily used in the same manner during the 17th and 18th centuries. As Nancy explains it:
"The titles were not permanent as we think of them today. Hence, the younger of the two [identically named] men [living in the same place] was designated as "Jr." However, when the older man died or moved from the town, the title of "Jr." was no longer necessary and dropped. Consequently, one man could be designated as "Jr.", showing he was the younger of the two identically named men. However, if he later became the older of two identically named men dwelling in the same town, he would become "Sr." or go without designation and the younger man would then assume the title of "Jr." to clarify their identities. Lastly, when three men of the same name lived simultaneously in the same town, titles were created to differentiate them. However, none of these titles were necessary until a man reached his majority and began transacting business."
What I know of Abigail "Abbie" Owen and her family is still incomplete, but is getting clearer. Information sent to me by other Owen researchers, pedigrees and family trees submitted to such sites as FamilySearch and Ancestry.com, trips to the library, have helped me flesh things out a bit more. I am still in the process of attempting to document much of what is written on this page. This, then, is Abbie Owen's lineage -- as I understand it to be.
Up until the time of the American Revolutionary War, members of this particular branch of the Owen family for several generations resided in the Brookfield region of Massachusetts. A very nice site devoted to the early history of that region is the Quaboag Plantation website. This site provides a very interesting and thorough picture of life and times in the early days of Brookfield.
Samuel Owen (1st) was born ??. He married (1) Ann Canning Pettee, widow of John Pettee in 1681; he married (2) Marcy.
Children of Samuel Owen (1st) and Ann Canning Pettee are:
Children of Samuel Owen (1st) and Marcy are:
- James Owen, born April 18. 1708 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Elisibeth Owen, born April 23, 1711 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Daniel Owen, born July 18, 1717 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Lydea Owen, born September 3, 1725 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Sarah Owen (2), born February 19, 1728 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Samuel Owen (2nd) was born in 1688 in Massachusetts. He married Mary.
Children of Samuel Owen (2nd) and Mary are:
- Hepzibah Owen, born May 4, 1712 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Annah Owen, born February 22, 1714 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Samuel Owen (3rd), born April 10, 1716 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Christian Owen, born October 1, 1718 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
- Hannah Owen, born March 10, 1720 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Samuel Owen (3rd) was born April 10, 1716 in Brookfield, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Nutting on December 2, 1754 in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
Children of Samuel Owen (3rd) and Sarah Nutting are:
- Samuel Owen (4th), born 1757 in Massachusetts.
- Joseph Owen, born 12 April 1759, possibly in Brookfield, Massachusetts; died February 05, 1827 in Ira Township, Rutland County, Vermont; married Susanna Newell March 01, 1787 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont.
- Jonathan Owen, born in Massachusetts; he was still living in November 1818.
- Sarah Owen, born in Massachusetts.
- Lydia Owen, born in Massachusetts.
- Catherine Owen, born 6 May 1769 in Ware, Massachusetts; died in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. She married Henry Woodhouse on 4 January 1787 in Ira Township, Rutland County, Vermont.
- Ebenezer Owen, born in Massachusetts.
Catherine Owen was born 6 May 1769 in Ware, Massachusetts. She died 6 September 1861 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. She married Henry Woodhouse on 4 January 1787 in Ira Township, Rutland County, Vermont. Henry Woodhouse was born 5 March 1761 in Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and died 6 October 1841 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York.
from Woodhouse Family 1751-2002 Massachusetts to Michigan & Wisconsin
by V. Arlene Frodey
In April 1778, when Henry was 17, he went to Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts and enlisted as a private. He served in Col. Wade's Regiment, Captain Cutler's Company with Lt. Thomas Moore for seven months and 28 days to fight the British with the Massachusetts Troops. The company marched to Providence, Rhode Island winter quarters in East Greenwich. At the end of nine months he volunteered and served in the same company and regiment for three more months. He was discharged in April of 1779 at Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Then in October 1782 Henry enlisted for 6 months as a marine aboard the Sloop Winthrop under Captain George Little for the State of Massachusetts. They sailed from Boston in early November 1782 and they "captured two vessels."
In September 1812 Henry enlisted again, this time as a Corporal under Capt. Micah Brown in the Regiment of the Militia for Vermont. He was 51 years old and he served for three months, from September to December....
Sometime between 1832 and 1840 Henry and Catherine removed to Chemung County, New York where they lived out their lives with their daughter Mary and her family [Mary Owen and husband Jeremiah McCumber below].
Children of Catherine Owen and Henry Woodhouse are:
- Mary Woodhouse, born 18 August 1787 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; she died 1 February 1868 in Chemung, Chemung County, New York. She married Jeremiah McCumber on 18 August 1787 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont.
From the Tri-Counties Genealogy & History website by Joyce M. Tice
http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/jmtindex.htm (link broken). Transcribed from the book, History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins and Schuyler Counties, New York 1879, the following biographical sketch of Jeremiah McCumber is found.
JEREMIAH McCUMBER was born in Tiverton, Bristol Co., R. I., Feb. 13, 1791, and was the fourth child and third son of Job McCumber, of Scotch descent, who emigrated to this country about the year 1750, in company with his brother Benjamin. Our subject was reared in Westport, Mass., and at the age of sixteen years started out from New Bedford on a whaling voyage; but after being out seven weeks, the vessel was ordered to report at New Bedford, as the war of 1812 was then declared. For two years after this event Mr. McCumber followed coasting winters, and cod-fishing summers. He then began an apprenticeship at shoemaking, which business he has followed, in connection with other avocations, for a long period of years.
In 1813 he removed to Danby, Rutland Co., Vt., and in 1815 married Mary Woodhouse, of Middletown, Rutland Co. By this union was born to them one daughter, viz., Elizabeth, who married Nelson Slawson, of Chemung, Chemung Co., N. Y., and died March 22, 1846, leaving two sons, viz., Jeremiah and William G., the latter now engaged as reporter on the Orange County Press. Mr. McCumber used his means freely for the education of these grandsons, bearing the responsibilities, so far as possible, of the deceased mother and daughter.
In the year 1817 he removed to the town of Chemung, Tioga Co., N. Y., where he has remained ever since, made a purchase of land, cleared a large tract, and continued improving as long as able to work. Engaged for a time in the lumber trade, and aided in the erection of lumber-mills near his present residence. Has served the town as assessor, commissioner, and justice of the peace. At McCumber’s Corners (the place deriving its name from our subject) was damaged greatly by fire in 1875, losing a fine house and contents. Is now residing with Calvin Woodhouse, where, with his wife, he expects to spend the remainder of his days. His first wife died Feb. 1, 1868, aged eighty years, three months and thirteen days. Married for his second wife his brother’s widow, Mrs. Nancy McCumber, Sept. 7, 1868. Mr. McCumber is a well-preserved man of eighty-seven years, and highly respected by all who know him.
- William Woodhouse, born 22 March 1790 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; he died in 1877 in Chemung, Chemung County, New York. He married Lucy Kimball.
- Sally Woodhouse, born 1 December 1791 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont. Currently have no further information on her.
- Henry Woodhouse, born 15 December 1792 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; he died 22 January 1852 in Chemung County, New York. He married Abigail Ripley.
- Philinda Woodhouse, born 21 October 1795 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; her date of death is not currently known. She married George Green.
- Arba Woodhouse, born 13 September 1797 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; he died 7 February 1876 in Baldwin, Chemung County, New York. He married Susa.
- Chester Woodhouse, born 14 December 1799 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; his date of death is not currently known. He married Mary Mitchell.
- Leonard Woodhouse, born 25 February 1802 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; he died 6 April 1841 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York. He married Emily Smith.
- Orange Woodhouse, born 11 July 1804 in Middletown Spring, Rutland County, Vermont; he died 15 June 1853 in Chemung County, New York. He married Cloa.
Joseph Owen was born April 12, 1759, possibly in Brookfield, Massachusetts; he died on February 05, 1827 in Ira Township, Rutland County, Vermont. He is the son of Samuel Owen and Sarah Nutting. He married Susanna Newell on March 01, 1787 at Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont. Susanna Newell was born December 03, 1763 in Farmington, Connecticut; died March 04, 1834 in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Daniel Newell and Susanna Porter.
For several years, JOSEPH OWEN was, for me, an elusive fellow. Thanks to research shared by other Owen researchers (see above), Joseph's story is beginning to emerge from the shadows. The information on this page has been updated, based upon the new-found evidence that conclusively proves Joseph Owen's antecedents.
Joseph was an active participant in the Revolutionary War, serving in the military from 1777-1780. In his pension declaration made June 26, 1820, Joseph Owen states that he served "in Capt. Slayton's Co., Col. Shepherd's Regt. altogether three years from 1777 to 1780" In Volume 11, on page 720 of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution is found the following description of Joseph Owen's military service.
Owen, Joseph, Brookfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Newell's (7th) co., Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt.; residence, Brookfield; engaged for town of Brookfield; joined Capt. Slayton's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Field's co., Col. William Sheppard's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 27, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Reuben Slayton's co., Col. Shepard's (3rd) regt.; return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 30, for July, Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1778, dated Camp at Providence; reported on command with the wagoners in Oct. 1778; also, Colonel's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; muster roll for March and April 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Feb. 27, 1777; reported on command in the country; also, same co. and regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 4, 1780; also, Colonel's co., Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.; return made up for the year 1780, dated West Point; reported discharged Feb. 4, 1780.
After being mustered out of service, most of the Owen family moved to Rutland County, Vermont. Joseph spent a few months living in the same town as his brother Jonathan, according to Jonathan's affidavit that is included in Joseph's pension file. In the first federal census, conducted in 1790 (in Vermont in 1791), the names of Joseph Owen as well as those of several of his siblings are among the heads of households listed in Ira Township, Rutland County.
Detail of 1790 Census for Ira Township, Rutland County, Vermont
The names of Samuel and Joseph Owen
can be see on lines 7 & 8 in the column on the left.
On March 1, 1787 Joseph Owen married Susanna Newell at Tinmouth, Vermont. It is interesting to note that in 1777 Joseph Owen enlisted in a company raised by "Capt. Newell." Is it possible that Capt. Newell is related in some way to Susanna? The marriage took place in the house of her father, Daniel Newell. Justice of the Peace Mr. Osborn officiated, and Joseph's sister and brother-in-law, Henry and Catherine Woodhouse, stood as witnesses.
The family lived for a while in Tinmouth, where life must have been difficult at times. From documents found in Joseph Owen's pension file, it appears that he was a difficult man to live with due in large part to drinking. The following description of Joseph Owen comes from an affidavit made by son-in-law Daniel Ide French (husband of Lucy Owen) on June 1, 1841:
...As he has before stated his wife is the daughter of him and Susanna Owen, who is the widow of the said Joseph's surviving line. Next said Joseph resided in Tinmouth Vermont and as early as this affiant first knew the said Joseph he was an intemperate man and the habit increased upon him with his years and about the year 1809 he became so intemperate as to be incapable of taking care of himself or family and providing them with the necessities or comforts of life. The family therefore broke up, Mrs. Owen supporting herself and part of the children by sewing and keeping school. Owen himself had no local habitation or place of residence but wandered about some times spending his time with the children and some times at other places. In the year 1818 he came to Ohio (this affiant leaving came in 1815) and spent about a year with this affiant. While here he discovered the Act of 1818, embraced his claim as a pensioner and returned to Vermont and made his application to the War Office and was put on the pension rolls. Mrs. Owen came to Ohio in 1824 or about that period and has resided with her children up to the present time. Mrs. Owen never did live with her husband from the period above mentioned until his death which took place in 1824 as has been penned to the War Office. These are the reasons and his statement is therefore true that he had no family residing with him in 1820.
Joseph collected his pension, remaining in Tinmouth, Vermont until his death. Susanna came to live with her daughter Lucy and son-in-law Daniel French in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio. When she died, Susanna was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville, where several of her children and grandchildren are also buried.
** The following transcript is from a letter dated May 26, 1832, and provided me with many of the early clues that eventually helped me discover other family members. The original letter is at the Fulton County Historical Society museum, in Wauseon, Ohio. Spelling and grammar errors have been corrected for ease of reading. **
Image of page 1 of the letter written by Susanna Newell Owen
Dear Mortimer D.
Perhaps you will think I have been very negligent in answering your kind letter but it was not through forgetfulness. I ever feel grateful to be favored with a line from any of my friends, but when I reflect on the pains you have taken to enquire after me I feel a double obligation to you. It was a great satisfaction to me to know your particular circumstances as to property. I have at times felt very anxious to know more about you than I have been able to by any of information until I received a letter from your Father. He kindly informed of the number of his family and particularly your situation at that time, that you was married to an amiable girl with whom I hope you may spend a long and happy life. You Informed me you had a little son, it would be a gratification for to see him. But I felt pleased to receive the lock from his Mother. I thank you both for the interest you have in my welfare. It would be pleasing to me to visit you but infirmity prevents my journeying much perhaps there may be a time when I shall be able if such a time should present I shall endeavor to improve it you gave encouragement of visiting us I hope we shall not be disappointed. Do come and see us bring your wife and child if you can. We have long been expecting a visit from your father, tell him I want to see him very much. I hope he will not fail of visiting us this season. I presume it will be pleasing to you to be made acquainted with the situation of your relatives particular your uncles and aunts. Eunice is married to Alanson Green and lives in the northeast part of the state of New York in Bangor. Amanda is married to Nathaniel Hurd a Congregational Minister he preaches in Peru in Vt. your aunt Susan Allen is a tailoress. She lives in Painesville. She is doing very well. Joseph lives Neighbor to us in Concord. I live with your aunt Lucy French. She will fill the next page. Your Grandfather Owen died February 5th 1827. We have not heard from your uncle Daniel Owen for eight years we suppose he is dead. We have taken every means to learn something of him to no purpose. I feel very anxious for your welfare I often think you have a kind Father to whom you can go for advice. A parent may err but they will not deceive Their Council is sincere their Caution tender, I thought when I began to write I should write a long epistle but my hand is so unsteady I fear you cannot read what I have written. Give my love to your Fathers family, likewise to your wife's Mother. I intended to have written to your wife particularly I can only solicit her to join in your communications to me
Any intelligence from you will be gratefully received.
By your Grandmother Susanna Owen
Mortimer I take my pen to fill the remainder of the sheet, in giving you information as to my family, and thank you for the information we received from you as to your self and family. it was like a cordial to me although you wrote it to Mother I could share in it. I have had a great anxiety to see or hear from you but have always comforted myself that you had a kind Father (and I hoped Mother) to guide and protect you as you arose the hill of life, but be assured my dear [son?] you are not forgotten by me although I am negligent about writing.
I have three children Mary Ann, Seba, Horace.
Mary Ann is engaged in teaching a school this summer her age is 20 years the seventeenth of
May this month a healthy girl
Seba was thirteen years last Jan 3d day Horace is eight years old the fourteenth day of next June Winthrop Allen (your cousin) which makes one of our family was twenty years old last Jan the 14th day thus I have given you a schedule of my family.
Your Uncle French is a large fleshy man almost 46 years old full of business, has a fulling mill and saw mill and farm of almost a hundred acres of land to attend to which keeps him so confined he never has no time to journey. You are young, you must come and visit us, we area all very anxious to see you this from your friend give my love to your wife tell her I would like to see her and babe write on the reception of this
Mortimer D Hibbard
May 26 1832
A few lines to Brother Hibbard [she is referring to her brother-in-law, Elisha Hibbard]
Dear Brother I have once apologized for my neglect, therefore let it suffice I have wrote but do not as much as receive one compliment in return but I am more forgiving than you and I am looking for you this summer I think I was informed you were calculating to visit us this season do not disappoint us bring Mortimer his wife and your wife with you if it is convenient
This from your friend and sister
If you should think proper to write direct your letters to Painesville post office.
Photo taken of Susanna Owen's gravestone at Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville. Taken by Owen descendant Ronald Nelson in 2001. The engraving is worn, and reads: "In memory of SUSANNA OWEN wife of JOSEPH OWEN who died Mar. 4, 1848 aged 78 yrs."
Joseph and Susanna had seven children that we know of:
- Abigail (Abbie) Owen was born 16 November 1787. Some sources have suggested that she was born in Farmington, Connecticut; however, it seems more likely that she was born in Rutland County, Vermont - possibly Tinmouth - since that is where her parents were living earlier that year. Marie Hibbard's lineage book says Abigail is "of Rutland, Vermont." Also an interesting item to note is that Abbie's birth date is less than the normal 9 months after her parents' marriage. A couple of explanations come to mind: 1) the dates are incorrect, or 2) Susanna was pregnant when she married Joseph. As for the second possibility, the region in which Joseph and Susanna were living was made up of small communities separated by vast stretches of unsettled wilderness. It was not uncommon in those days, when circuit judges, traveling preachers, etc. made it only occasionally to the various settlements, for couples to set up house before the "official" marriage took place.
Abigail married Elisha Hibbard on February 7, 1808 in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York. Elisha was born January 1, 1780 in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont; he died in Dover Township, Fulton County, Ohio on August 11, 1847. Abigail died in Ellisburg, New York on September 14, 1811 -- two months short of her 24th birthday. There are no official records documenting Abigail's marriage, the birth of her son, or her death. I have had to rely upon second and third-hand family papers for these dates.
For the descendants of Abigail Owen and Elisha Hibbard, see Hibbard Genealogy
- Lucy Owen was born 7 September 1789 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont. She married Daniel Ide French about 1810. Lucy died in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio in 1854. Daniel Ide French was born on September 7, 1789 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont; he died on 21 September 1862 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
Daniel Ide French had a fulling mill, and ran a 100-acre farm in Concorn Township (near Painesville), Ohio.
Lucy and Daniel had five children that I know of:
- Mary Ann French, born 17 May 1812.
- Seba French, born 3 January 1819.
- Horace French, born 14 June 1824; he died September 1854 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, though was a resident of Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
- Laura French, born ca. 1832/33; she died ca. 1852-53 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
- Louisa French, born 1842; she died November 16, 1856 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
- Susan Owen was born 12 April, 1792 in Rutland County, Vermont, and died about 1859 in Painesville, Ohio. She married three times; 1) William Allen, about 1810; 2) Ebenezer Hayes, 1834; and 3) Daniel Ide French (her sister Lucy's widowed husband, above), 1854. Susan and William Allen had two children that I know of:
- Winthrop Allen, born unknown
- Minerva Allen, born 18 October 1817 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont. She died on February 25, 1900 in Mentor, Lake County, Ohio. She married Roswell Hayes.
- Joseph Porter Owen was born 10 January 1795 probably in Vermont. He died 8 August 1851 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. He married Annie Gates on 27 September 1818. Annie Gates died 8 August 1850 in or near Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.
- Daniel Owen was born 16 March 1797, probably in Vermont. Other Owen researchers say Daniel was a seaman. He may have been one of those souls "lost at sea." His family lost contact with him around 1824. His mother wrote in 1832 that no one had heard from Daniel for 8 years and presumed him to be dead. He appears not to have married.
- Eunice B. Owen was born 1 April 1800, probably in Vermont. She married Alanson Green, and lived in Bangor, New York. Their names can be found in the 1850 US Federal Census for Bangor, New York (page 66, lines 23-27). Children of Alanson Green and Eunice Owen are:
- Galusha Green, born about 1830
- Carlos Green, born about 1833
- Newell Green, born about 1843
- Amanda Owen was born 19 October 1802, in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont; she died after 1880. She married Nathaniel Hurd on 16 October, 1828 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont. Nathaniel Hurd was born 31 August 1801 in Vermont; he died 3 October 1867 in Hurd's Corners (now Rock Stream), Yates County, New York.
Two carte de visites tentatively identified as Amanda (Owen) Hurd and her husband, the Rev. Nathaniel Hurd. The pictures were taken in Rochester NY, and were found for auction on eBay! According to the seller, the pictures were in an old photo album from the Rochester area, and the obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper (below) was found beneath the man's picture, and thus the tentative identification.
As mentioned elsewhere on this page, Amanda's father Joseph was an "intemperate" man, and was given to episodes of domestic violence. While I don't wish to offend any of Joseph's descendants, of which I am one, it is true that all families have their "black sheep." Obviously, Joseph Owen is one of mine.
While still a minor child, Amanda's father, apparently in a drunken rage, took out his anger on his family, throwing wife and children out of the house. Amanda is said to have gone to live with one of her mother's brothers.
Her husband, Nathaniel Hurd, was a Congregational minister. Nathaniel has been tentatively identified as the son of Daniel Hurd and Lucinda Hamilton. After their marriage, Amanda and her husband resided in or near Peru, Vermont, where Nathaniel was pastor of the local Congregational Church. Between 1832-1836, they moved to Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York.
Amanda Owen Hurd was active in the cause of feminine equality and moral reform. While in Westmoreland, Amanda was a member of the local auxilliary of the New York Moral Reform Society, and in 1840 was its secretary. In this she was strongly supported by her husband. It seems likely that Amanda's interest in such social issues were strongly influenced by the environment in which she grew up, having seen first hand the tragic consequences of alchol and other domestic abuses.The Moral Reform movement was one of the first truly "feminist" social movements in the United States.
The children of Amanda Owen and Nathaniel Hurd are:
- Amanda Hurd, born in Vermont about 1832.
- Henry M. Hurd, born in New York about 1836.
- Stephen Hurd, born in New York about 1838.
Abigail "Abbie" Owen, was born November 16, 1787 in Rutland County, Vermont -- perhaps at Tinmouth. She died on September 14, 1811 in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York. She was the daughter of Joseph Owen and Susanna Newell. She married Reverend Elisha Hibbard on February 07, 1808, either in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York or in Vermont (perhaps Poultney). Elisha Hibbard was born January 01, 1789 in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont, and died August 11, 1847 in Spring Hill (now Tedrow), Fulton County, Ohio. He was the son of Rev. Ithamar Hibbard and Hannah Wood. See the Hibbard Genealogy for Elisha's lineage, and well as the descendants of Abbie and Elisha.
I attempted to obtain documentation of Elisha and Abigail's marriage, as well as the birth of their only child, but learned that there were no records kept of births, deaths and marriages in Jefferson County during this time. My next plan was to verify their presence in the region through deeds and land records, but learned that, unless you plan on going to the courthouse in person (or having someone do it for you), the fees are prohibitive! Jefferson County charges $90 per name search, plus copy fees! I guess for now that idea will have to rest on the back burner.
Detail of the 1810 Federal Census for the village of Ellisburgh, Jefferson County, New York. The arrow points to the name ELISHA HUBBARD which I believe is actually ELISHA HIBBARD with his surname misspelled. Other known family members, such as Nathanial Hibbard and several of the Wood family (Elisha's mother's kin), known to have been residing in Ellisburgh at this time also appear in this enumeration. The other Hibbards also have their last name misspelled.
Newell and Porter Family Lines
As Related to Susannah Newell, Wife of Joseph Owen
Information about the Newell and related family lines has been compiled from several old history books and other secondary sources, and has not been proven by me with any primary documentation. It is provided here to give other family historians some possible clues as to where to continue their research.
Ancestors of Daniel Newell
Daniel Newell was born February 20, 1719 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; he died sometime after 1787. He was the son of Thomas Newell and Mary Lee. He married Susanna Porter on February 14, 1753 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. Susanna Porter, was born 5 October 1729 in Farmington, Connecticut; she died in Tinmouth, Vermont; date unknown. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Porter and Anna Porter.
Daniel Newell moved to Vermont, but later returned to live in Connecticut. It is said he was captured by Indians and tortured to death at St. John's, Connecticut. I have so far been unable to locate a St. John's, Connecticut.
Children of Daniel Newell and Susanna Porter are:
- Daniel Newell, born 16 September 1755 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died 22 December 1824 in Burke, Vermont. He married Nancy Curtis on 17 September 1778 in Farmington, Connecticut. She was born 17 February 1762 in Farmington, Connecticut; died 3 February 1844 in Burke, Vermont.
- Joseph Newell, born 1757 in Farmington, Connecticut; died 3 Fevruary 1839 in Tinmouth, Vermont. He married Ruth; she died 16 December 1834 in Tinmouth, Vermont.
- Susanna Newell, born December 03, 1763 in Farmington, Connecticut; she died March 04, 1834 in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio. She married Joseph Owen on March 01, 1787 in Tinmouth, Vermont.
- Samuel Newell,born 1766 in Farmington, Connecticut; died in Whitingham, Vermont, date unknown. He married Elizabeth Hamilton about 1790.
- Anna Newell, no further information is known about Anna.
Thomas Newell, was born March 01, 1690 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; died in Farmington, date unknown. He was the son of Samuel Newell and Mary Hart. He married Mary Lee on July 09, 1713 in Farmington, Connecticut. Mary Lee, born March 15, 1690 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; date and place of death are not known. She was the daughter of John Lee and Mary Judd.
Children of Thomas Newell and Mary Lee are:
- Nathan Newell, born May 06, 1714 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; date and location of death are unknown.
- Mary Newell, born November 06, 1715 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; died March 18, 1809.
- Daniel Newell, born February 20, 1719 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; date and location of death are unknown; married Susanna Porter February 14, 1753.
- Eunice Newell, born March 25, 1722 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; date and location of death are unknown.
- Lucy Newell, born January 23, 1724 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; date and location of death are unknown.
- Elisha or Elihu Newell, born July 1730 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; died February 14, 1814 in Windsor, Vermont. He married (1) Esther Langdon 1754 in Farmington, Connecticut; he married (2) Lucy Paine on March 1776 in Pomfret, Connecticut. [Either there were twins, Elisha and Elihu, or someone has confused the name(s) and made two sons where there was only one, giving them not only identical birthdates, but dates of death as well.]
Samuel Newell was born December 5, 1660 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; he died February 15, 1753 in Farmington. He was the son of Thomas Newell and Rebecca Olmstead. He married Mary Hart on December 20, 1683 in Farmington, Connecticut. Mary Hart was born in 1666 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; she died April 5, 1752 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Thomas Hart and Ruth Hawkins.
The Children of Samuel Newell and Mary Hart are:
- Samuel Newell, born February 19, 1686 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died February 11, 1751 in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut.
- Thomas Newell, born March 1, 1690 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died unknown.
- John Newell, born January 17, 1692 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died February 21, 1777 in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Mary Newell, born December 23, 1697 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died in March 1778.
- Daniel Newell, born April 18, 1700 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died September 14, 1731 in Portland, Connecticut.
Thomas Newell was born in June 1611 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England; he died September 3, 1699 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. He was the son of Thomas Newell and Frances. He married Rebecca Olmstead around 1641-42, probably in Hartford, Connecticut. Rebecca Olmstead was born between 1624-1643 in Fairsted, Essex, England; she died February 24, 1698 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Richard Olmstead and Frances Slaney.
The Children of Thomas Newell and Rebecca Olmstead are:
- Rebecca Newell, born January 1643 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; she died May 9, 1711 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
- Mary Newell, born March 1645 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; she died February 3, 1676 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
- John Newell, born January 1647 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; he died in 1696.
- Thomas Newell, born Mrch 20, 1650 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; he died October 25, 1733 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
- Hester Newell, born December 2, 1652 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; she died January 29, 1739 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
- Sarah Newell, was born 1655 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; date and place of death not known.
- Hannah Newell, was born April 1658 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died November 5, 1757 in Berlin, Hartford County, Connecticut.
- Martha Newell, was born April 1658 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; she died November 5, 1757.
- Samuel Newell, was born December 5, 1660 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; he died February 15, 1753 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. He married Mary Hart on December 20, 1683 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.
- Joseph Newell, was born April 20, 1664 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; he died November 1689.
Ancestors of Susanna Porter, Wife of Daniel Newell
& Mother of Susannah, Wife of Joseph Owen
Susanna Porter was born October 5, 1729 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; she died in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont, date unknown. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Porter and Anna Porter. She married Daniel Newell on February 14, 1753 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut. He was born February 20, 1719 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, and died after 1787. He was the son of Thomas Newell and Mary Lee.
Ebenezer Porter, was born June 1708; he died April 16, 1750. He was the son of Deacon Timothy Porter and Susanna Bull. He married Anna Porter on December 13, 1728.
The Children of Ebenezer Porter and Anna Porter are:
- Susanna Porter, born 5 October 1729 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died in Tinmouth, Vermont, date unknown. She married Daniel Newell on February 14, 1753 in Farmington, Connecticut.
- Thomas Porter, born February 15, 1753; he died about 1823 in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vermont.
- There were probably other children; however, I do not know their names or dates at this time.
Deacon Timothy Porter was born November 2, 1672 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; he died January 6, 1743 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was the son of Deacon Thomas Porter and Lois Stanley. He married Susanna Bull on April 22, 1697. Susanna Bull was born November 2, 1679 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; she died in 1743. She was the daughter of Deacon Thomas Bull and Esther Cowles.
Children of Deacon Timothy Porter and Susanna Bull are:
- Timothy Porter, born September 14, 1702; died July 16, 1780.
- Ebenezer Porter, born June 1708; died April 16, 1750. He married Anna Porter on December 13, 1728.
- There may have been other children, but their names/dates are not known to me.
Deacon Thomas Porter was born in 1648 and died in 1711. He was the son of Deacon Thomas Porter and Sarah Hart. He married Lois Stanley.
Child of Deacon Thomas Porter and Lois Stanley is:
- Timothy Porter, born November 2, 1672 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut; died January 6, 1742 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. He married Susanna Bull on April 22, 1697.
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