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Early Wings

The Early Wings

Matthew Wing – John Wing – Daniel Wing – Daniel Wing – Edward Wing – Edward Tucker Wing – Sarah (Wing) Hughson

Much thanks to Raymond Wing and the Wing Family of America (WFA) for information and corrections on this topic. The Wing Family website has much more information on Wing's in America.

MATTHEW WING was Merchant Taylor [tailor] in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England circa 1548. He and wife MARY were married about 1573 (MATTHEW was 25 years old at the time). They later had five sons and five daughters, with his eldest son, Fulke, born about 1574. The Parish Register at St. Mary's Church, Banbury, record his children, except Fulke, where baptized there between 1576 and 1592. Since the register began in 1558, it is thought MATTHEW and MARY moved to Banbury about 1575. MARY was buried July 24, 1613; MATTHEW on October 19, 1614. His will was made August 19, 1614, and was proved on November 15, 1614. He was known to have a son, JOHN.

[Note: a previous version mentioned a Godfriedus Wingius as an ancestor of MATTHEW WING. It's now thought that Godfriedus had two wives, but no children.]

THE REV. JOHN WING, son of MATTHEW WING, was baptized January 12, 1584. He was a plebe at St. Alban's Hall. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, October 15, 1598 at age fourteen, and obtained a B. A. Degree on February 12, 1603. He married DEBORAH BACHILER, daughter of the Rev. STEPHEN BACHILER (later descendants spelled this STEVEN BATCHELOR).

Rev. JOHN WING and DEBORAH had at least four sons and at least two daughters: Deborah, John, DANIEL, Joseph (presumed to have died young), Stephen, Matthew, and other daughters. In the early married life, John and Deborah lived at Stroud, Kent, then about 1612 he moved to Sandwich, Kent. He became Vicar of Great Yarmouth, then Sandwich. In about 1615 he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he was Pastor of English Merchants. In about 1620 he became the Pastor of English Presbyterians in the island of Walcheron in Flushing, province of Zeeland (now part of the Netherlands). From there he moved to the Hague about 1627. According to New England Families, he authored several printed books. He died in England in 1630. In his will, he mentions his sons and daughters, but not by name, except Deborah who was already "advanced in marriage."

THE REV. STEPHEN BACHILER was born in 1561. He matriculated at St. John's College, Oxford, on November 7, 1581, and obtained a B.A. degree on February 3, 1585. It is thought he had a first wife, but there is no confirmed information about this.

STEPHEN became Vicar of Wherwell, now Horell, Hants, on January 26, 1587. He married (ANN BATES? sister of Rev. John Bates?), and one of their children, DEBORAH, was born likely born about 1590.

From Raymond Wing, "STEPHEN and the famous minister Rev. Roger Williams preached views not supported by the Puritan magistrates in Massachusetts Bay Colony and were punished by the authorities (with Williams being banished to Rhode Island while Bachiler eventually being stripped of his pastorate at Hampton, NH). It is believed Bachiler was the only Colony minister who voted against banishing Williams (records only mention where the vote was near unanimous, with one unnamed pastor voting against the banishment)."

Williams founded Rhode Island.

On August 9, 1605, STEPHEN was ejected from living for Puritanism. He organized the Plough Company of emigrants and landed in New England on June 5, 1632. Sometime before 1656 he returned to England and was buried in London on October 31, 1656. He was the ancestor of Whittier, Daniel Webster, and William Pitt Fessenden.

DEBORAH BACHILER, as a widow, sailed across the Atlantic aboard the ship "William and Frances" with her father, Rev. STEPHEN BACHILER, and her four sons, landing at Boston, Massachusetts, on June 5, 1632. They settled at Sandwich on Cape Cod. It is thought DEBORAH died before 1680 since the probate record of her son, Matthew, listed his three brothers (John, DANIEL, and Stephen) as heirs (and not DEBORAH).

DEBORAH's daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, wife of John Wing (II) is thought to be the Goodwife Wing who died in Harwich, Massachusetts in 1692.

What thoughts must have passed through her mind as the ship William and Frances glided up the fairway in Boston Harbor in 1632 to anchor on the shore of a savage and trackless country. With her four sons and her father, the forty-year-old mother had turned her back on European civilization for a journey to the New World. How distant must have seemed the peaceful green fields, stately forests, and the solid villages nestled in the hills of the England she left behind.

True, England was just emerging from the Middle Ages. London, for all its 250,000 people, still had its wall closing it in, but life there represented the continuity of centuries, the availability of food and goods, a settled government (soon to change), and the benefits of art and literature. Dark clouds foreshadowed the struggle between King Charles I and Parliament, but even so, the Civil War was ten years distant. Notables in literature and art included Sir Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Anthony Van Dijck, and Inigo Jones. William Shakespeare was alive when she was a girl.

Earlier, Mother Deborah had enjoyed a settled life in Holland, the richest nation of Europe, where Rembrandt and Rubens painted, and where the neat, clean homes and streets bespoke peace and safety. Even the Thirty Years' War, then at its height, did not touch the Wing family.

The beckoning shores of the New World held Mother Deborah and her brood (save for young Matthew). With faith in their destiny, they remained to make a new life and eventually their descendants, a new nation.

Herbert Gilman Wing, 1992 Wing Reunion


On June 28, 1640, Andrew Hallett conveyed certain landed property to DANIEL, the instrument being witnessed by JOHN WING and Edward Dillingham.

In 1641, DANIEL helped his younger brother Steven build the Wing Fort House in what is now East Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The house is still standing, although it has been greatly enlarged, and is still owned by the Wing Family of America. It is the longest continuous ownership of a structure by one family in America.

In 1643, DANIEL was enrolled with his brothers among those who were at time between the ages of sixteen and sixty, and therefore liable to bear arms. In 1652, his name was among those appointed to take charge of the fishing interests of the place.

In 1654 a mill for the accommodation of the inhabitants, costing twenty pounds, was paid for by DANIEL and twenty-one other inhabitants.

In 1652 his name and a number of the prominent citizens of Sandwich were first mentioned in connection with a serious religious dissension in the town. In 1657 the people called Quakers made their first appearance in Sandwich, and DANIEL early became an adherent to that faith. In March, 1658, he was fined twenty shillings for entertaining Quakers in his home. He refused to take the "oath of fidelity" because this particular oath would have pledged him to assist in the execution of an intolerant enactment. He was therefore fined twenty pounds. In December 1658, he was excluded from the number of freemen.

On September 5, 1641, DANIEL married HANNAH SWIFT, daughter of John Swift, of an old and honorable family in the western part of town. DANIEL and HANNAH's first child was born July 28, 1642, according to town records. She was given the baptismal name of her mother, and was the first child born of Wing parents in America. When 19 years old, Hannah was mentioned in the will of her grandmother, Joan Swift, in 1662. Joan left Hannah and her cousin Experience Allen (another granddaughter) "all her linen and pewter". In addition, Joan bequeathed Hannah her "best hat," and directed that forty shillings be divided between Hannah and her brothers, Samuel and John. A hat, in those days, was an article of no little value and consequence. Women of mature years usually wore a steeple-crowned felt hat or perhaps one made of beaver. Gov. Thomas Mayhew, grandfather of Jerusha Mayhue, who married Hannah's cousin, Joseph, sold the island of Nantucket to its first settlers for a part consideration of "two beaver hats, one for my wife, and one for myself." We are justified in picturing Hannah in those days of her married life, wearing her grandmother's high crowned hat. The Swift packers of Chicago, all of whom are descendants of Joan, must look for at least a part of their ancestral family plate (pewter) among the descendants of Hannah. Hannah was probably a member of her father's family during the strenuous days of the Quaker persecutions. When 25 years old, on May 20, 1668, Hannah married Jedediah Lombard of Barnstable, and after, perhaps of Truro.

It is noticeable that DANIEL made no mention of his daughter Hannah in his will executed in 1698, and this is likely attributable to one of two circumstances; either she was deceased at that time, or had incurred the stiff old Quaker's displeasure by marrying "out of meeting."

Lydia Wing, second daughter of DANIEL and HANNAH, was born May 23, 1647 according to town records, or Mar. 28, 1647 according to the Friend's records. Lydia is said by the Hoxie documents to have been married to Thomas Hambleton. She is mentioned in the will of her father as "Lydia Abbott." Lydia is the only one of the daughters provided for in Daniel's will, and although she is fifty-one years of age at the time, her father "constitutes and ordained to be over her John Jennings and Thomas Smith."

Deborah Wing, the third daughter, was given the name of her grandmother, Deborah Wing. She was born in Sandwich on Nov. 10, 1648, and died in 1659 at the age of eleven.

Samuel Wing, the first son, was born on June 28, 1652 in Sandwich. Samuel was 7 or 8 years old during the years of his father's persecution as a Quaker. He was mentioned in the will of his grandmother, Joan Swift, who bequeathed him, "a mare foal of a year old," and left 40 shillings to be divided between his brother John, sister Hannah, and himself. He was a member of the Friend's Meeting at Spring Hill, and the births of his children are recorded there. He was admitted a townsman, and took the oath of fidelity at Sandwich in 1681. He married about the year 1678 a wife named Mary. In DANIEL's will, Samuel is given his father's "right of land on Scorton Neck" and it was also agreed that his brother Jashub should pay him the sum of 30 pounds four years after his father's death. Samuel lived and died in Sandwich, and his estate was administered in Barnstable County. He died about 1701, and his estate must have been of some means, as it inventoried 384 pounds, and his personal property at 166 pounds, 5 shillings.

Hepzibah Wing, DANIEL and HANNAH's fourth daughter, was born in September 1654. Nothing else is known of her.

John Wing, second son of DANIEL and HANNAH, received the name of his paternal grandfather, the Rev. John Wing. He was born on Nov. 14, 1656. John took the oath of fidelity at Sandwich and was admitted a townsman in 1681. He married Martha Spooner, daughter of the house of Spooner soon after, and then the next year, they settled on the west shore of Buzzard's Bay. His home was at Great Hill upon the extreme point of a neck of land extending far out into Buzzard's Bay from the west shore, known for many years as "Wing's Neck." The home site is now an extensive park enclosed in a high stone wall, handsomely laid out with buildings erected by a New York Merchant named Searles, who had planned a magnificent estate.

John Wing signed his name with a mark. He was the first of the sons of DANIEL to leave the home nest at Sandwich, and he was evidently a man with the instincts of a pioneer. He left a large landed estate and made liberal provisions for his children in his will. He died Aug. 1, 1717. His will, dated Mar. 25, 1717, recites:

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty-fifth Day of March on one Thousand Seven hundred Seventeen, I, John Wing, Senior of Rochester in the County of Plymouth in the Province of The Massachusetts Bay in New England Cooper & Being of a disposing mind And Memory Thanks be given to God, And Calling to mind The mortality of my body & knowing it is appointed for all men once To Dye Do make and Ordain This my Last Will & Testament, That is to Say, I bequeath my Soul in to the hands of God who Gave it and my body to The Earth, to be buried after my decease at the Discretion of my Executors, And as Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with, I dispose of the Same in the following manner & forme: Imprimis I give & Bequeath To my Loving wife Martha Wing The Easterly End of my now Dwelling House, to be hers dureing her Natural life, as also one Cow out of my Stock at her Choice also two swine which is also to be of her Choice as also Twelve pounds money per year yearly paid her by my son Samuele Faile in Maintaining her In all respects as hereinafter I shall will & order him to Do.

Item I give & Bequeath to my Eldest son Stephen Wing & his Heirs and assigns besides what I have already given him by Deed, Twenty Shillings money to be paid to him or his Heirs out of my Estate by my son Samuel within one month after he come to the age of twenty-one uears, & That to be his full part and portion of my Estate.

And so on…..

Beulah Wing, fifth daughter of DANIEL and HANNAH WING, was born on Nov. 6, 1658. She married Aaron Barlow of Rochester, a son of the much hated Marshall George Barlow, who is held in detestation by the Quakers of Sandwich for his persecutions of them during the years 1658-9.

DANIEL WING was born November 21, 1664, and nine days later, on November 30, his mother died. His older sister Hannah, then 21, probably assumed the care of the family household, for she seems not to have married until some four years later.

In 1686, DANIEL married DEBORAH DILLINGHAM, who was a daughter of HENRY and HANNAH (PERRY) DILLINGHAM, devout Quakers, and a granddaughter of EDWARD DILLINGHAM. DEBORAH was five years older than Daniel, having been born on December 21, 1659. Her father "lived in the field east of Sandwich Academy". After his marriage, DANIEL settled "up near the woods, somewhat by himself", and he was the first to live on the Wing homestead upon Lake Shawme. DANIEL was admitted a townsman in Sandwich in 1691. He owned considerable property.

The children of DANIEL and DEBORAH were:
1. EDWARD, July 10, 1687
2. Samuel, August 12, 1690
3. Jemima, August 14, 1692
4. Dorcas, October 6, 1695
5. Rebecca, July 1, 1700
6. Zaccheus, April 3, 1702
7. Hannah, October 29, 1705

On May 13, 1717, DANIEL deeded an undivided interest in 100 acres of land he possessed in Dartmouth, Bristol County, to his son EDWARD. This land now lies within the limits of the city of New Bedford. In 1730, in a "list of heads of families in Sandwich", mention is made of DANIEL, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, and "Widdow" Wing.

DANIEL must have had some trouble with one Thomas Debuke, because an old undated paper says:

Mr. Daniel Wing,

I have received forty shiling of Mr. Isaac Robertson and you are to pay the officer his fee upon Mr. Robertson's request, he being a particular friend of mine. I shall let the action Drop and so for the future I would have you take care what you say about men you know nothing off.
Thomas Debuke

While DANIEL and his son Zaccheus were coopers, they wanted land, and a good deal of it. They were an ambitious people, and must have been very industrious; they were "thrifty", and would not have been content with this small parcel of land". As early as 1719, DANIEL obtained a portion of the Joseph Foster twenty acre lot, and in the deed, which is still preserved, Foster speaks of it as having been "laid out to me for a part of my Lott in the first Division". Subsequently, the whole of this wood lot became a part of the Wing property; and in the division by the two brothers, the portion which fell to Paul has always been known as the "Foster Lot".

When DANIEL was 67 years old in 1731, his son Zaccheus married Content Swift, and DANIEL conveyed to him the same year, "all upland, salt and fresh meadow land, swampy ground and wood lots which I am the owner or proprietor of in the town of Sandwich with the orchards, fruit trees, underwood and fences Belonging to all or any of said lands with the south-westerly end of my dwelling house and the Chamber over it (after my decease and my wife's, the other part of the house also) together with my barn and all other buildings on said lands". The consideration stated was 400 pounds.

From the fact that there is scant mention of the vital records of the family of DANIEL and DEBORAH in the Friends' records at Spring Hill, and because he was given credit for work in building the "minister's house", it is believed that DANIEL was not in good and regular standing among the Quakers.

It is probable that DANIEL WING died in the early months of 1740. His will was probated in Barnstable County on May 3, 1740. It bore a date of March 22, 1737. He appointed his son Zaccheus his executor; mentions children "of my two oldest sons deceased, and son Zaccheus, daughters Rebecca Hatch and Hanna; children of his daughter Dorcas, and gives to his granddaughter Susannah a cow which his son-in-law John Sheperd has in keeping".


EDWARD WING, son of DANIEL AND DEBORAH (DILLINGHAM) WING, resided for some time in Sandwich, but in 1721 moved to Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, where his father had been the owner of lands which were now deeded to him. He was married three times. He married Desire Smith of Dartmouth in November, 1713, but she died before having any children. On June 1, 1717, Edward married SARAH TUCKER, daughter of ABRAHAM and HANNAH TUCKER.

They had five children:
1. Hannah, March 13, 1720
2. Abraham, November 26, 1721
3. Deborah, December 22, 1723
4. Jemima, May 15, 1725
5. EDWARD, July 27, 1727

EDWARD married Patience Ellis in October, 1728, and they had two children:
1. Sarah, June 7, 1731
2. Mary, May 27, 1733

In some legal instruments held by some of the Wing descendants are a number of receipts, notes, deeds, and conveyances, from which we are able to infer what must have been the relations of the several parties. Among these is a certificate of marriage after the Friends' form, of EDWARD WING and SARAH TUCKER, all of Dartmouth, dated, "First day of sixth month, 1717." Among the names appearing as witnesses to this document are: John, John jun', Joseph, Abraham, Henry, Ruth, and Content Tucker; Jedediah Allen; Adam, Jacob, and Elizabeth Mott; Matthew, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, and Dorcas Wing; Mary Lapham; Joseph, Joseph jun', John, and Benjamin Russell; Susannah Jemkins; and William and Isaac Wood. There is also a deed in which DANIEL WING, "a husbandman," one-half of his undivided interest in his lands in Dartmouth; a Collector's warrant for the town of Dartmouth, dated March 21, 1725-26, in which EDWARD WING is mentioned as a constable; two deeds, dated 1698, by which DANIEL conveyed to EDWARD WING two parcels of land, one of 85 acres, and another of 15 acres, in Dartmouth; two other deeds, dated respectively 1716 and 1727, in one of which EDWARD is styled an "innholder" and a "weaver."

EDWARD WING, son of EDWARD and SARAH (TUCKER) WING was thought to be born in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts on July 27, 1727, though some accounts say he was born at Dartmouth. His first wife was Content Wood of Dartmouth, who was born September 7, 1723. Prior to 1754, he moved to "Nine Partners" in Duchess County, New York. His wife died there while giving birth to twins, and according to the records of the Quaker Monthly Meeting at Oblong, the infant children were taken into the families of Friends. Edward was a saddle and harness maker by trade.

The children of Edward and Content were:
1. Thomas, born at Sandwich
2. William, who died young
3. Abraham T., June 12, 1754
4. Russell, twin, June 12, 1754

On August 23, 1758, he married HANNAH HOAG, the daughter of David and Keziah Hoag of Nine Partners. She had been born on November 22, 1735. They had seven children.
1. Content, June 8, 1759;
2. Abigail, March 25, 1761; killed by lightning at age 13
3. SARAH, December 5, 1762; m. Cornelius Huson in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, where her father and grandfather, both named EDWARD, had lived after the elder EDWARD had moved there from Sandwich, Massachusetts.
4. Hannah, November 17, 1764; m. Roger Haviland; four sons
5. David, April 28, 1767;
6. Joseph, May 12, 1770; m. Irene Phelps; seven children
7. John, June 2, 1779; m. Phebe Terrell; seven children

In 1793 they moved to Queensbury at Wings Falls (later Glens Falls), New York to join his brother Abraham Wing, who was the first settler in that area (and for whom it was name after), having gone there in August, 1763.

He was seeking new land for the expanding Quaker families at the Oblong in Duchess County. [The Oblong was a strip of land 580 rods wide which extended along the eastern side of the Counties of Duchess, Putnam, and Westchester in New York, which Connecticut also claimed, but finally conceded to New York.]

In 1765 Abraham purchased a partnership in a saw mill with Nehemiah Merritt for five shillings, and in 1771 also became a partner in a grist mill with Samuel Bronson.

At the annual town meeting held at Queensbury on Tuesday, ye 5 day of May 1767, for the township of Queensbury:1 voted, Abraham Wing, Moderator2 voted, Asaph Putnam, Town Clerk3 voted, Abraham Wing, Supervispr4 voted, Abraham Wing and Asaph Putnam, Assessors 5 voted, Asaph Putnam, Constable6 voted, Ichabod Merritt, Collector7 voted, Benager Putnam, Pathmaster 8 voted, Benjamin Wing, Pound-keeper 9 voted, Abraham Wing and Ichabod Merritt, Overseers of the Poor10 voted, Benjamin Wing and Phineas Babcock, Fence-viewers

On May 5, 1772, it was voted that "a Pound be Built about 10 rods North East from the house of Abraham Wing and to meet at the house of s'd Wing on Monday the first day of June at Eight o'Clock in the fore Noon to Build said pound on the penalty of Six Shillings each man for non-appearance."

Abraham was a prominent leader in the area all his life, serving as Town Moderator 1766-69, 1772-80, 1783-88, 1790-94. He died there in 1795. The area had originally been called "Four Corners", but became known as "Wings Falls" after Abraham.

The absence of fences led the settlers to mark their stock by "ear marks" to identify them similar to brands.

Most of the early settlers of Queensbury had come from Duchess County and had known each other for many years. Most were Quakers who were opposed to the Revolutionary War and therefore took no part in it. However, they often suffered from the Continental Army pilfering food and other belongings from the settlers. After the battle of Saratoga in July 1777, the retreating Continental Army confiscated considerable livestock and grain, and dismantled the saw mill of Abraham's without compensation. He submitted claims to the army. Having few fences back then, the pigs ran wild, and were identified by ear notches, much like cattle brands were later used in the west. The farmers then had to "round up" their pigs when they needed them for butchering or for market. These roving porkers were probably easy pickings for the Army.

When the war came their way, the settlers would hastily gather movable property and flee to their old homes in Duchess County, to return when the danger was past. These were so frequent that, in the language of the old residents, "It got to be very easy to go, for they soon had but little to move."

The settlers were also bothered by a concentration of Tories who lived about ten miles away, and who often raided them.

After the war was over, Colonel Jacob Glen moved into the area and rebuilt many of the mills which had been destroyed by the war. He became very prosperous and lived in a grand manner. In 1788, he convinced Abraham Wing to allow the name of the town to be changed from Wings Falls to Glens Falls.

In either 1785 or 1800, the Quaker log church was built near the burial ground at the intersection of Bay and Quaker Roads. It was the first church in Queensbury. At this site in 1911 some Wing descendants erected a stone marker with a large bronze plaque thereon.

In memory of
They were descended from
She with four sons came to America in 1632. In 1762 King George gave a grant of the town of Queensbury to Abraham and Edward Wing and others. About 1785 the Society of Friends built a log meeting house on this ground. Here was kept the first school. Here was the first burial ground of the pioneer fathers.
*Erected By*

This plaque implies that EDWARD WING went with his brother Abraham in 1763, or joined him shortly thereafter, to the area of Four Corners (Wings Falls). However, the Wing history has him going there in 1793, two years before Abraham's death. No mention of Edward has yet been found in the early history of Queensbury.

About 1794, SARAH WING, the daughter of EDWARD WING and HANNAH HOAG, married CORNELIUS HUGHSON (later Huson), probably in Queensbury. In the Wing history, it is stated that: "Sarah, a daughter of Edward and Hannah (Hoag) Wing, married a gentleman named Hewson, and resided in the west."

Early Pettingells


Richard Pettingell was born in England about the year 1620, as we learn from the following deposition:

The Deposition of Richard Pettingell aged 47 testiyeth that John Webster came to me of a Lords day before the sun was down & charged me and my son to take charge of John Atkinson untill he had occasion to call for him.

Afterwards we went to Mr. Thomas his house & John Atkinson proferred mr Thomas that if mr Thomas would pay him within one month what he owed to him he shold have that Cagg of sturgeon which was now in John Kents boat delivered to him for his use at boston againe but mr Thomas would not. (Not signed.)

Testified at a meeting of the Commissioners for Small Causes in Newbury Sept.4, 1667. (Essex Court Files XIII, 49)

When giving testimony in the court of Hampton (now in New Hampshire), 14 (8) 1667, he deposed that he was "about 52 years old"; in 1678, when he took the oath of allegiance, he is said to have been "about 60." The statements were approximate, of course. His testimony at Hampton was in a trial about the rights of certain heirs to Giles Fuller's estate and was, viz.: "Richard Pettingell aged about 52 years saith yt being very well acquaintd wth Giles Fuller of Hampton deceased & wth Mr. Fuller of Bastable doctor both in Old England & here in New England & now that Matth. Fuller doctor now of Bastable was ye nearest kinsman he had.

"Sworn before ye County Court held att Hampton ye 14: 8 m 1673 as attested." Fuller is positively known to have come from Topcroft in Norfolk, England, and it is the opinion of one of the Fuller family who has investigated the problem that Pettingell came from Shottesham in the same county. Elsewhere we present an article upon this subject.

Richard was a resident of Salem before 1641, and must have been a member of the church; for he was admitted to the freemanship of the colony June 2, 1641, a dignity to which none attained at that date except members of the church, recommended by the minister of the place. He had a grant of a lot of land - 10 acres - at "enon" (afterward Wenham) in 1642, and removed to that section, where he resided several years. He was received to the church there by letter from that of Salem 4(6)1649. He witnessed the will of Samuel Smith at Enon 10(5)1642.

Richard Pettingell married Joanna Ingersoll sometime before 1644. Joanna (1624-1693) was the daughter of Richard Ingersoll (1587-1644). Richard's great-great grandson, Captain Samuel Ingersoll (1744-1804) bought the House of Seven Gables in Salem, MA in 1782 from John Turner III. His daughter, Susanna, inherited the house upon Samuel's death in 1804. She was the cousin of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Nathaniel was well familiar with the house, having visited it many times, and used it as inspiration for his famous 1851 fictional novel "The House of the Seven Gables".

Richard Ingersoll (1587-1644) - great-great-great-great grandfather of Susanna
- Joanna Ingersoll (1624-1693) - our ancestor
- John Ingersoll (1620-1684) - great-great-great grandfather of Susanna
- John Ingersoll (1644-1694) - great-great-grandfather of Susanna
- Samuel Ingersoll (1676-1739) - great-grandfather of Susanna
- John Ingersoll (1712-1768) - grandfather of Susanna
- Captain Samuel Ingersoll (1744-July 15, 1804)…father of Susanna, bought House of Seven Gables
- Susanna Ingersoll (1784-1858) - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s aunt, as sole living child of Samuel, she inherited the House of Seven Gables when he died.

House of Seven Gables in Salem, MA.

Richard Pettingell was a man of weight of character, as the following shows: (from the Salem Town Records.)

At a general towne meeting held the sevent day of the fifth month 1644, ordered, - That twoe be appointed every Lords day to walke forth in the time of Gods worshippe, to take notice of such as either lye at home, or in the fields wthout giving good account therof, and to take the names of such psons, to present them to the magistrate, whereby they may be accordinglie pceeded against; the names of such as are ordered to doe this service are: (here follows a list)....... in the seventh are Richard Pettingell and John Ingersoll.

He again made a change of residence to a place further east, the plantation of Newbury, where he bought a tract of land April 8, 1651, having sold his houses and lands on Wenham to Samuel Forster. He made his home near what is known as "the Upper Green," on the high road, on the right-hand side; part of the house is still standing (1900). The town gave him, in 1651, 14 acres of marsh in consideration of his giving a right of way 4 rods wide through his land, situated on what is now called Ocean avenue (formerly Rolfe's lane.) In 1661 Richard Pettingell and others were chosen grand jurymen for the year. In 1665 he was granted an island in Plum Island river near Sandy beach by a committee appointed by the town to settle the dispute between Richard Pettingell and John Emery regarding the division as laid out. He was one of those chosen in 1671 "for a Jury of Tryalls at Ipswich court."

July 15, 1695, in separate deeds, he conveyed certain houses and farms in Newbury and other interests to his sons Samuel, Matthew, and Nathaniel. He died shortly after, his wife having died two or three years before.

The family became one of much note in Newbury; in the tax list of 1711 we find the following names of descendants of Richard: Matthew, Matthew, Jr., Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Jr., John, Nicholas, Samuel Richard, Joseph, Thomas, and the widow Sarah. Daniel and Cutting, of taxable age were also living in the town, as we believe, at that time. In subsequent years, also, the family has been largely represented, as will be seen in the following pages.

Richard Pettingell married some time before 1644 Joanna, daughter of Richard Ingersoll (name sometimes written Ingerson and Inkerson), probably by his wife Ann.
Richard Ingersoll came from Bedfordshire, England to Salem in 1629, under contract with the Massachusetts Bay Company to take a place in the force of planters they were gathering. His family was to be brought over, and he was well spoken of by the company's secretary in a letter to Gov. John Endecott. (See Suffolk Deeds, I.) He maintained a ferry at Salem in 1636; had large property. He died in 1644. His will is interesting.

July the 21st : 1644

I Richard Ingerson of Salem in the County of Essex in New England, being weake in body; but through Gods mercye in pfectmemorye, doe make this my last will & testament as followeth,
I give to Ann my wife all my estate of lands, goods & chattells, whatsoever, except as followeth
I give to George Ingerson my son six acres of meddow lying in the great meddow:
It. I give to Nathaniell my youngest son a percell of ground with a little frame thereupon, which I bought of John Pe... but if the said Nathaniell dy. without issue his body lawfully begotten, then the land abovesaid to be equally shared, between John Ingerson my son & Richard Pettingell & William Haines my sons in law:
It. I give to Bathsheba my youngest daughter two cowes.
It. I give to my daughter Alce Walcott, my house at Tow.....with ten acres of upland & the meddow after my wives decease.

Richard V. Ingerson
his mark

I read this will to Richard Ingerson & he acknowledged it to be his will.

Presented in Court upon oath; 2: 11mo 1644 p. me Ralp ffogg and Ann
Ingersoll made executrix:
this is a true copy compd with the originall on file in Salem Court Records atestes
Hillyard Verlin.

It has been asserted that a certain house at Salem was built by Inkersoll and was the original of the romance by Hawthorne - "House of the Seven Gables." Ann, the widow, marries second John Knoght, Sen., of Newbury. Some years later litigation arose over the farm her husband had willed her, and in the trial her son-in-law gave the following testimony:

"I, Richard Pettingell, aged about 45 years doe testify that this farm of land that is now in contriversy was Reserved by the widow Inkersoll to her self before her marriage to John Knight Senior and shee verbally gave this land to John Inkersoll her son. I Richard Pettingell doe farder testify that about the year 52 the said John Knight cam home too Newbury and tould his wife that he had promised mr pain sum timber at the lot at frost fish river: She was then troubled at it and said what have you to doe to sell my timber wher upon siad John Knight promised her twenty shillings: and the saud John Knight senior did thenoun that he had no right in that land." (Essex Court Files, XIV, 28-32). Mr. Knight then joined with his wife in conveying the farm to her sons John and Nathaniel "Ingerson." as the deed was written by the scrivner.


SAMUEL Baptized at Salem on Dec 9, 1644
MATTHEW Born at Enon (probably) about 1648
MARY Born at Newbury July 6, 1652. She married Sgt. Abraham Adams Nov 6, 1670. He was born at Salem in 1639, the son of Robert (born in England in 1601) and Eleanor Adams. Abraham died at Newbury on June 14, 1714. Mary died there on Sep 19, 1705.
They had ten children:
Mary Adams, b. Jan 16, 1672; m. George Thurlow, who died Jan 17, 1714
Robert Adams, b. May 12, 1674
Abraham Adams, b. May 2, 1676; m. Ann Longfellow, niece of Judge Samuel Sewall
Isaac Adams, b. Feb 26, 1678/79
Sarah Adams, b. Apr 15, 1681
John Adams, b. Mar 7, 1684
Matthew Adams, b. May 25, 1686
Israel Adams, b. Dec 25, 1688; m. Rebecca Atkinson Oct 15, 1714; died Dec 12, 1714 at Waltham, MA; no children
Dorothy Adams, b. Oct 25, 1691; unmarried in 1715
Richard Adams, b. Nov 22, 1693
NATHANIEL Born at Newbury Sep 21, 1654
A son, b. Nov 15, d. 17, 1657
Henry, b. Jan 16, d. 20, 1659


Samuel came to his manhood at old Newbury. He was a good hunter, whether with traps or flint-lock gun deponent saith not; but the town paid him a bounty of a shilling for killing a fox in 1667. In 1687 he is noticed on the town records as one of those who were raising sheep. He took the oath of allegiance with other townsmen in 1678, "aged 33."

He married, on Feb 13, 1673/74, Sarah, daughter of John Poore, an early resident of Newbury. She was born on June 5, 1655, and was the second child of the name. Samuel died in 1711. In his will dated July 9, 1709, proved Jan 2, 1711, he bequeathed his property to his wife Sarah, and children: Samuel, Richard, Daniel, john, Thomas, Mary, Sarah, joanna, and Benjamin. His wife survived him and was recorded a member of the church in 1716


A daughter Born Mar 13, 1674/75; died young
SAMUEL Born Feb 3, 1675/76
RICHARD Born Aug 26, 1677; died young
RICHARD Born Jan 24, 1678/79
DANIEL Born Feb 16, 1679/80
JOHN Born Sep 20, 1680
THOMAS Born Nov 12, 1682
JOSEPH Born Nov 27, 1684
MARY Born Jan 20, 1685/86. Married Jacob Pillsbury, born at Newbury Mar 20, 1686, son of Abel and Mary Pillbury.

Children of Jacob and Mary (Pettengill) Pillsbury:
Jacob Pillsbury, b. Feb 26, 1709; first settler in Boscawen, N. H.
Joanna Pillsbury, b. Jun 14, 1710; m. Dec 7, 1726 Thomas Johnson
Benjamin Pillsbury, b. Jul 16, 1716
Mary Pillsbury, b. Jul 22, 1728
SARAH Born Jan 20, 1685/86. Married Aug 12, 1708, John Weed, Jr. (his 2nd wife)
JOANNA Born Feb 10, 1688/89. Married Jan 27, 1714/15, Samuel Wooster (his 2nd wife), born Oct 23, 1691, son of Timothy and Hulda (Cheney) Wooster.

Children of Samuel and Joanna (Pettingell) Wooster:
Timothy Wooster, b. Nov 12, 1715; m. Nov 1, 1743 Elizabeth Clark
Jemima Wooster, b. Dec 1722
Richard Wooster, b. Oct 11, 1727
BENJAMIN Born Dec 18, 1692


Daniel Pettingell was born in Newbury on Feb 16, 1679/80. He married first Mary Stickney on Nov 13, 1699. In 1700, Daniel applied for a sword. Mary died on Mar 7, 1706/07, three days after the birth of their fourth child, Mary.


AKERMAN Born June 30, 1700
DANIEL Born Jan 5, baptized Mar 18, 1704/05
MEHITABLE Born (?). Married at Bridgewater on Oct 18, 1733 to Jonathan Pitcher of Norwich, Connecticut.
MARY Born Mar 4. Baptized April 6, 1707. Published at Newbury Apr 8, 1727 to John Sampson

Daniel was married second on Mar 26, 1707/08 to Esther (Hesther) French, daughter of Samuel and Esther French of Salisbury. She was born on Sep 22, 1688. On Mar 21, 1707, they sold land in Salisbury which she had inherited from her grandfather, Edward French. (Edward French was born in England in 1590, and died at Salisbury in 1674.) They were admitted to the church on May 9, 1712

On Nov 3, 1715, Daniel Pettingell of Newbury bought 60 acres of land in Abington and Bridgewater, adjoining that of his brother, John, from Jacob Nash, for $60. He then removed thither. He was chosen constable in 1723. He was a cooper by trade. Daniel died at Abington May 12, 1726. As his widow, Esther sold land Mar 15, 1755.


A son Born Mar 6, 1708/09. Died young.
ESTHER Born Oct 24, 1712. Died unmarried at Abington Jul 19, 1735.
JOHN Born Feb 4, baptized at Newbury Feb 6, 1714
JOSEPH Born at Abington May 28, 1717
BENJAMIN Born Feb 16, 1719/20
JOANNA Born Nov 10, 1722. Died unmarried at Abington Beb 18, 1810.
SARAH Born Feb 23, 1724. Married Joseph Bates of Abington on Jan 9, 1746.
OBADIAH Born with Samuel about 1710
SAMUEL twin to Samuel


Akerman Pettingell was born in Newbury June 30, 1700. He first married, at North Bridgewater on Sep 17, 1723, Joanna Kingman, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Mitchell) Kingman. Joanna was born in 1701. Akerman and Joanna had four children


DANIEL Born Oct 10, 1726.
NATHAN Born in 1732.
JACOB Born in 1734.
HANNAH Married at Preston, Connecticut on Dec 18, 1746 to Solomon Averill. Lived at New London, Connecticut.

Akerman Pettinegll married second Mehitable. They had two children.


STEPHEN Born Apr 28, 1743.
SILENCE Born Feb 9, 1745. Married at Taunton, Jun 16, 1767 to Silas Aldridge, "both of Easton." Published at Bridgewater Nov 8, 1766.

He married third, at North Bridgewater, widow Deborah (Sprague) Colson on Aug 23, 1749. He married fourth, Ann Byram, of Bridgewater, born 1712. (Published Nov 20 and Dec 3, 1766) Their banns were forbidden by both parties the first time, but they were published again and married. Akerman was taxed in Bridgewater, North Parish, in 1744. He bought land in 1722 and 1753, etc. On Dec 29, 1737, he was forbidden by the town authorities from harboring William Melaford and family, who had been warned out. He was one of the petitioners to General Court in 1738 for incorporation. He was a surveyor of highways in 1747. He died in 1770.

His wife Ann survived him and married John Kingman on Feb 13, 1772. Solomon Averill and wife Hannah (Pettingell) conveyed their interest in a piece of land that had been Akerman's.


Daniel Pettingell was born in Bridgewater on Oct 10, 1808. He was a cooper. He charged the town in 1775 for "whooping" several barrels of powder. He held several town offices from 1754 to 1772. There were several land transfers from 1771 to 1790. He married Hannah Soper on Oct 15, 1750, daughter of Samuel and Esther (Littlefield} Soper. Hannah was born in 1733. Daniel and Hannah had ten children.


OLIVER Born Aug 4, 1752 in Bridgewater. Married Mary (?). He enlisted in Capt. John Durkee's Company, Col. Putman's Regiment, of Norwich, Connecticut. "Oliver was at the battle of Bunker Hill and was conspicuous for his bravery. As Gen. Putman stood by a deserted field-piece, urging the retreating soldiers to make one more stand, Oliver came to his assistance; his smoking gun and begrimed face were evidence of his work, and amidst it all he calmly took a chaw of tobacco." (History of Windham County) He settled in Aurora, Niagrara County [later Erie Co.], New York. When the British invaded Buffalo, New York, on Dec 30, 1813, they made Oliver carry the torch that set Buffalo on fire, and then made him run the gauntlet. He died in 1820. His widow was still living in Aurora on Mar 1, 1821, and received a deed of land from her son John.
MOLLY Born Aug 24, 1754
SARAH Born Sep 22, 1756
HANNAH Born May 2, 1759
SYLVIA Born May 8, 1761
JACOB Born Aug 1, 1763
ASA Born Aug 14, 1765. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Carr in 1789.
SUSANNAH Born May 21, 1767
SIBBEL Born Dec 23, 1771. Married Josiah Hathaway Oct 6, 1788.
SELA Born Dec 23, 1771; twin with Sibbel. Published to Redding Carr March 23, 1792; banns forbidden by her a week later.


Jacob Pettingell was born in Bridgewater Aug 1, 1763. He married first Betsy Wellington; second , a wife unknown, and third, Prudence Soper, born about 1780.

Jacob Pettingell of Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, formerly of Norwalk, Connecticut, enlisted in Nov or Dec 1781 for three years in the 1st Connecticut of Col. Grosvenor; was transferred to the 3rd Connecticut of Col. Webb, to the Company of Capt. Stevens. He served three years; was at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was paid from Feb 6 to Dec 31, 1781, as of Capt Steven Bett's Co., of Norwalk, Connecticut. He died in 1838. He was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery on Oakwood Ave., between Elm St., and Olean Rd., in East Aurora, New York. On his grave is a DAR replacement stone slab marker having at the top a cross inside a circle, with the following insriptions below it:




Jacob's stone is in the 2ns row from the east, 11th stone from the north, Lot 41. The cemetery lists him as born about 1764, died 1838; wife Prudence. Jacob's brother Oliver is buried next to him with a similar stone.

He was a farmer in Aurora, New York in 1820. Jacob had eight children.

GEORGE Born about 1804; unmarried
PHILANDER Born about 1808
JACOB WELLINGTON Born Feb 26, 1810 in Aurora, New York
ASAPH Born 1819. Married Sally Arnold
MARIETTA Born about 1820; died unmarried
SARAH Married a Simmons
EDWARD "youngest child"

Compiled by Charles I. Pettingell
Edited by Charles I. Pettingell
Boston, Massachusetts 1906
Fort Hill Press - Samuel Usher
176 to 184 High St.
Boston, Massachusetts

Thomas Edward and Rhoda (Tucker) Huson


Thomas Edward Huson – Edward Wing Huson

THOMAS EDWARD HUSON was born, 28 March 1796, at Queensbury, Washington County, New York, son of CORNELIUS and SARA (WING) HUSON. He married RHODA TUCKER, daughter of ABRAHAM and DEBORAH TUCKER of Queensbury, Warren County, on February 6, 1816, in Erie County, New York. Some of Abraham's children became early settlers in Niagara (now Erie) County. The Tucker families were Quakers, and came to North Collins (from Westchester, Dutchess, and Warren Counties) in 1809, the first year of settlement there. North Collins began largely as a Quaker settlement. Because THOMAS was not yet a Quaker, RHODA was put under pressure by the Quakers for more than a decade before Thomas finally joined.

For more information about Thomas’ younger years, see this story.

Thomas Edward Huson (Doc Huson's father)

5/2/1816 Queensbury, Warren Co., New York Quaker Meeting, minute of denial: Whereas Rhoda Huson formerly Tucker hath had a right of membership amongst us but hath so far deviated from the good order established amongst us as to keep company and marry one not of our society, therefore we do disown her from being any longer a member of our society until she shall make satisfaction for her outgoings.

Quaker meeting house, Huson cemetery, N. Collins, Erie Co., NY

On November 16, 1816, their first child, a daughter, Sarah Ann, was born in Queensbury. Their second child, a son, John Thompson, was born in Queensbury on February 28, 1819.

In 1820, THOMAS and RHODA HUSON, as evidenced by land records, are thought to have moved to a location near the Brant - North Collins Road near the site of the present Huson Cemetery about a half mile west of the town of North Collins. In the 1820 census they were in Niagara County (later Erie), in Eden. Eden Township is just north of the town of North Collins. Since the Quaker Meeting below states that they lived on the "verge" [edge] of Eden, they probably lived in the southwest tip of Eden Township, a little northeast of the Huson Cemetery. It was here that their third child and second daughter, Hepsibah, was born on October 21, 1820. Nothing further is known about Hebsibah other than she reportedly died in Illinois.

11/30/1820 Queensbury Quaker Meeting: Rhoda Huson forwarded to this meeting an acknowledgement with the tenor of which we are satisfied and she now resides in the verge of Eden Monthly Meeting..clerk requested to forward a copy of this minute to that meeting..

1/4/1822 Concord [later Collins] Quaker men's Meeting: the women’s meeting informed this that they are united in accepting Rhoda Huson as a member of our society...we unite (this was also noted in the Queensbury Meeting minutes of 4/4/1822)

A fourth child, Harriet, was born on September 8, 1822 in Collins.

THOMAS and RHODA's fifth child, daughter Content, was born on August 24, 1824 in Collins. A sixth child, Anna H. was born on July 13, 1826.

1/1/1829 Collins Orthodox Quaker Meeting: Collins preparative meeting forwarded to this a request from Thomas Huson to be joined in membership with us...visit him

1/30/1829 Ibid.: ..made him a visit to good satisfaction...accept him a member

Melvin Wing Huson, seventh child, was born in Collins on January 5, 1829. One month later, Content Huson died on February 6, 1829 at age 3 1/2. On June 27, 1830, the eighth child, Phebe Jane, was born.

In 1831, THOMAS and RHODA moved to East Hamburg.

4/28/1831 Collins Orthodox Quaker Meeting: Thomas requested a removal certificate for self and family directed to Hamburgh Orthodox Quaker Meeting.

5/26/1831: removal certificate from Collins to Hamburgh Orthodox Quaker Meeting for Thomas Huson, wife Rhoda, and little minor daughter, Phebe Jane accepted, Hamburgh meeting of 6/29/1831

Their eldest daughter Sarah Ann married a local farmer, Shadrack Sherman, in Hamburg on March 11, 1832. Shadrack was a Quaker, and Sarah joined in 1834. In 1836 they moved to Collins, and joined the Collins Quaker Meeting.

In Hamburg, RHODA delivered her ninth child, EDWARD WING, on March 20, 1832. The following year, the tenth child, Charles Abraham, was born on August 16, 1833. On May 17, 1834, Hannah, the eleventh child, was born. And on March 1, 1837, the twelfth child, Deborah T. was born in Hamburg.

About 1838, their daughter Harriet married Ebenezer Cook Sprague, a Quaker ten years her senior, in Hamburg.

11/2/1838: Thomas Huson purchased land from the Holland Land Company at East Hamburg; 61 acres in Lot 32, Sub. D, T9 R7.

Finally, on March 5, 1839, the last of the Hamburg babies, and the thirteenth and last child, Byron Franklin, was born.

In the 1840 census, THOMAS (44) and RHODA (45) were living in Hamburg with their children, John Thompson (20), Anna H (14), Melvin Wing (11), Phebe Jane (10), Hannah (6), EDWARD WING (6), Charles Abraham (7), Deborah (3), and Byron Franklin (1). Later that year, John Thompson Huson married Susan Rathbarn in Hamburg.

On July 14, 1841: THOMAS HUSON and wife, RHODA; and John T. Huson and wife, Susan; all of Hamburgh, sold property to Chandler Wells, T10 R7 (Hamburgh), part of Lot 31, $1100 (Deed Book L64, p211)

After selling their property in Hamburg, THOMAS and RHODA and the children, along with their son John Thompson Huson and wife Susan, moved to Collins, which was two townships due south of Hamburg.

1/26/1842 Hamburgh Orthodox Quaker Meeting: The overseers directed to this meeting through the preparative meeting a complaint against Thomas Huson that he had failed to perform his promises and pay his just debts and has made a distinction in his creditors paying nearly all where his relations were concerned and some others none, to which the clerk is directed to forward to Collins monthly meeting requesting that meetings care in his case and inform us the result.

2/22/1842: removal certificate from Hamburgh to Collins Orthodox Quaker Meetings for Rhoda, wife of Thomas Huson, and children: Phebe Jane, Edward, Abraham [Charles A.], Hannah, Deborah, and Thomas [Byron].

8/30/1842 Hamburgh Orthodox Quaker Meeting: Collins monthly meeting informed us that Thomas Huson acknowledges the complaints sent by this meeting against him and had given that meeting such satisfaction that they concluded to continue him a member.

SERVICE IN LOCAL FRIENDS MEETINGS: THOMAS was overseer, Hamburgh 1839; appointed to attend Quarterly Meeting, 1839; appointed to investigative committees, 1829-30, 1839-41. RHODA was overseer, Hamburgh 1831; overseer of the poor, 1837-38; appointed to attend Quarterly Meeting, 1831-32, 1834, 1838-40; appointed to investigative committees, 1830-31, 1834-35, 1837-40; Sarah Ann (Huson) Sherman appointed to investigative committee, 1836.

In 1842, after the death of his brother, Wing Huson, and probably in the fall, THOMAS and RHODA moved to Southfork [now Kenosha], in the southeast corner of the Territory of Wisconsin where he acquired some government land. Making the journey were THOMAS (46), RHODA (47), Anna H. (16), Melvin (13), Phebe Jane (12), Hannah (8), EDWARD WING (10), Charles A. (9), Deborah (5), Byron (3), and the married children and their families, Sara and Shadrack Sherman, John T. and Susan Huson, and Harriet and Ebenezer Sprague. It is likely that other families from the Collins area joined them.

THOMAS died in 1843 at age 47 of kidney disease, probably in Kenosha. Afterward, RHODA moved the family to Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin.

In 1850, they were in Marquette County, Wisconsin, near Kingston. RHODA bought 160 acres of land on February 24, 1851 from her son, Melvin W. Huson, for $300. It consisted of the N1/4, S10, T14N, R11E in the Green Bay Land District, and was recorded on June 2, 1855. (Deed Record J-134, 135)

In the 1850 census, the children had become somewhat scattered in Wisconsin. Sarah and Shadrack Sherman were farming near Eagleville in Waukesha County with children Thomas and Etta. Harriett and Ebenezer Sprague were still living in Kenosha with their children Albert, Hulda, Horace, Emma, and Julia. Ebenezer was a carpenter. Anna and Jacob Chapin were farming in Sharon, Walworth County, with daughter Almira. Phebe Jane and George Dart were living in Kingston, Marquette County, with daughter Almira. John T. and Susan Huson were living nearby in Marquette, Marquette County, farming with children Charles E., Emery, and Sarah.

It is probable that at this time Melvin moved to Illinois, where he is reported to have died on May 8, 1855 at age 26. It may also be that his sister Hepsibah went with him, as she also reportedly died in Illinois. Also in 1855, Sarah and Shadrack Sherman had moved to Middleton in Dane County just north of Madison, Wisconsin.

RHODA and her son Charles together bought 80 acres of land on July 16, 1855 from Jesse S. Sims and his wife Ruth Ann for $400. The Quit Claim Deed for the N1/2, NE1/4, S15, T14N, R11E was recorded on July 23, 1855. (Deed Record J-332) In the 1855 Wisconsin State Census, RHODA was listed as living at Kingston as head of a household consisting of three males and two females. RHODA bought another 80 acres on September 4, 1857 from M. W. Stevens and his wife Harriet for $1. The Quit Claim Deed for the N1/2, NE1/4, S10, T14, R11 was recorded on March 12, 1860. (Deed Record S-375)

At about this same time, Harriet and Ebenezer Sprague and family moved back to East Hamburg, Erie County, New York and resumed farming there. Perhaps they were unhappy with Wisconsin, or they may have returned due to Harriet having failing health. She died on August 28, 1857 at age 35 and was buried in the East Hamburg Friends Cemetery.

In 1858, the eastern part of Marquette County was split off into a new county named Green Lake, which contained the towns of Kingston and Marquette. In the 1860 census of Kingston, RHODA HUSON was listed as the head of the household, and sons EDWARD WING and Byron (listed as Thomas) were living with her. Byron was also listed by his nickname Thomas in the list of Rhoda's children in the Quaker removal certificate of 2/22/1842.

In the 1860 census, Sarah and Shadrack were still in Middleton, north of Madison where he was now a baptist minister (since 1853) and the only child at home was Etta. Phebe Jane and George Dart were farming in Montello, Marquette County with children Almira, Alma, Wallace, and Henry. Anna and Jacob Chapin had moved to Fremont Twp., Bremer County, Iowa with their children Almira, Eugene, Melvin, and Alice.

EDWARD WING HUSON met CLARISSA ANNE PATTENGILL in Kingston and they were married there on March 30, 1862. Prior to 1866, EDWARD and CLARISSA HUSON moved to Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa where he was a grocer, as listed in the 1870 census with Clarissa and their children, Willie, KATIE, and Carrie.

EDWARD's brother Byron Huson also lived in Belle Plaine in 1866, where he met Alice Campfield. He married her on December 13, 1868 in Des Moines. They were found in the 1870 census living in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa with a daughter, Alena. Byron was a carpenter.

In 1870, RHODA (75) was listed in the census as living in Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa with a newlywed 28 year old wagonmaker named Edwin Treadwell, his 27 year old wife Etta, and a 21 year old housekeeper Elizabeth Parke. Their next-door neighbor was RHODA's daughter, Sarah (53), with her husband, Shadrack Sherman (58), a clergyman. Etta was Shadrack and Sarah's daughter, and thus RHODA's granddaughter. Anna and Jacob Chapin were still living in Fremont Twp., Bremen County, Iowa, farming with children Eugene, Melvin, and Alice.

Since Bremer and Chickasaw Counties adjoin, it may be that prior to 1870, RHODA went with Sarah and Shadrack Sherman and they moved to Iowa to be near Anna and Jacob Chapin. There, Sarah's daughter Etta met and married Edwin Treadwell, and they took in and cared for the aging RHODA, with the help of her parents next door. RHODA died in Iowa two years later on October 1, 1872; probably in Nashua, at the age of 77.



  1. Sarah Ann (daughter), b. 15 Nov. 1816 at Queensbury, Washington Co., N.Y.
  2. John Thompson (son), b. 28 Feb. 1819 at " " "
  3. Hepsabah (daughter), b. 21 Oct. 1820 (as above); d. in Illinois
  4. Harriet (daughter), b. 8 Sep. 1822 at Collins, Erie Co., N.Y.; d. 28 Aug 1857 Erie Co., N.Y.
  5. Content (daughter), b. 27 Aug. 1824 at Concord, Erie Co., N.Y.; d. 6 Feb. 1829 in N.Y.
  6. Anna H. (daughter), b. 13 Jul. 1826 at Concord, Erie Co., N.Y.
  7. Melvin Wing (son), b. 5 Jan. 1829 at Concord, Erie Co., N.Y.; d. 8 May 1855 in Illinois.
  8. Phebe Jane (daughter), b. 27 Jun 1830 at Concord, Erie Co., N.Y.; d. 1907 in Washington State.
  9. EDWARD WING (son), b. 20 Mar 1833 at Hamburgh, Erie Co., N.Y.
  10. Charles Abraham (son), b. 16 Aug. 1834 at Hamburgh, Erie Co., N.Y.
  11. Hannah F. (daughter), b. 17 May 1835 at Hamburgh, Erie, N.Y.
  12. Deborah T. (daughter), b. 21 Mar. 1837 at Hamburgh, Erie, N.Y.; d. 14 Feb. 1856 in Wisconsin.
  13. Byron Franklin (son), b. 5 Mar. 1839 at Hamburgh, Erie, N.Y.

L - R: Hannah F. (Huson) Carter, Byron Franklin Huson, Anna (Huson) Chapin. c. 1906. Siblings of Doc Huson. Byron's wife died in 1906. Anna died in 1909. Hannah died in 1914. Home of Eugene L. Chapin, Minneapolis, KS.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann was born on November 16, 1816 in Queensbury, Warren County, New York. She married Shadrack Sherman on March 11, 1832 in Hamburgh, Erie County, New York. Shadrack had been born on December 1, 1811, in Washington County, New York.

Shadrack was a Quaker in the Hamburgh Orthodox Meeting, and in 1834 Sarah joined the Quakers.

6/25/1834 Hamburgh Orthodox Quaker Meeting: Hamburgh preparative meeting forwarded a request signed by Sarah Ann Shearman signifying her desire to become joined in membership with friends (2 persons) appointed to take the necessary care.

8/27/1834 Ibid.: Sarah received into membership.

2/24/1836 (Erie Co., Clerk's record of deeds, L39, p280): Shadrack and Sarah Ann of Hamburgh sold property to Seneca Hill of Hamburgh, T9, R7, NW part of Lot 23, $1219.

6/24/1836 (Ibid., L39, p160): Shadrack and Sarah Ann Sherman of Hamburgh sold property to Noah Folsom, T9, R7, part of Lot 15, $620.

SERVICE IN LOCAL FRIENDS MEETINGS: Hamburgh; Sarah Ann (Huson) Sherman appointed to investigative committee, 1836.

2/22/1837 removal certificate from Hamburgh to Collins Orthodox Quaker Meetings for Shadrack and his wife Sarah, "having removed within the limits of your meeting."

5/1/1837 (Erie Co., Clerk's record of deeds, L44, p225): Shadrack and Sarah Ann of Evans sold property to Joseph L. Shearman [his brother] of Hamburgh, T8, R9, part of Lot 21, 10 acres, 31 rods, except 3 acres in north end, $400.

5/26/1837 (Ibid., L44, p221): Shadrack and Sarah Ann of Evans sold property to Bartholomew Fields, Sarah's uncle, at T8, R9, part of Lot 21, 3 acres, $100.

In the 1840 Census, Shadrack (29) and Sarah (24) were farming in Brant, Erie County with their children, Thomas (4), and Etta (2).

They moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in late 1842 with her parents and others. In the 1850 census, Shadrack (37) and Sarah (34) were farming in Eagleville, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, with their children, Thomas (16), and Rhoda [Etta], and a 19 year old woman from England. Based on the locations of their children's births in Wisconsin, they were in Wyocena, Columbia, County in May 18521; Beaver Dam, Dodge County in September 1856; and in Middleton, Dane County [just north of Madison] in April 1855. Shadrack became a Baptist in 1853 and then became a preacher and peddler of religious goods. In the 1860 census, Shadrack (49) and Sarah (43) were still in Middleton with their daughter Rhoda [Etta] (18). He was still a minister, with assets of $500 real estate and $200 personal property.

Shortly after the 1860 census, they moved to Iowa, where Shadrack became an influential minister in a large area of the state around Nashua. They may have moved there to be close to her sister Anna Chapin, as she and her family had moved into the county adjoining Chickasaw prior to 1860.

In the 1870 census, Shadrack (58) and Sarah (53) lived at Nashua, Chickasaw County, next door to their daughter Etta (27) and her husband Edwin [Clarence] Treadwell (28). RHODA HUSON 75, Thomas' widow, was living with the Treadwells as well as Elizabeth Parke, a 21 year old woman born in Wisconsin listed in the census as keeping house. Shadrack had assets of $1,800 real estate, and $500 personal property. Edwin, a wagonmaker, had assets of $400 personal propert, and Etta had $250 personal property.

Shadrack was in the ministry twenty years, half with the Cedar Valley Association of Iowa and the last three years with the Baptist church of Riceville. In later years Shadrack was unable to travel the circuit on the prairie and retired to the Baptist church in Riceville. He died of a stroke on January 3, 1875 at 63 years.

Sarah moved to Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas in 1884, and died there on April 11, 1885 at the age of 68. She was buried in the Highland Cemetery there.

Minneapolis Messenger,
April 16, 1885

Mrs. Sarah A. Sherman, an aunt of the Chapin boys, died in this city last Saturday night. She came from Iowa last summer; has been an invalid for some time but in the past two weeks has been very sick, with a complication of diseases. She was 68 years old and her old age had as much to hasten death as anything. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon.

Children (Source: Judith M. Treadwell Paschen, Yakima, WA):

  1. Emma - Born Feb 16, 1838 in Brant, NY. Died Jan 18, 1844 in Brant.
  2. Thomas H. - Born Mar 3, 1838 in East Hamburgh, NY. Married Semira A. Thomas Feb 18, 1887. Died Mar 1922 in Whittier, CA
  3. Etta Rhoda - Born Dec 8, 1842 in Kenosha, WI. Died Dec 9, 1915 in Ritzville, WA. Married Edwin Clarence Treadwell
  4. James H. - Born Aug 12, 1845 in Eagleville, Waukesha Co., WI.; Died on Aug 18, 1846 in Eagleville.
  5. Alice C. - Born May 24, 1851 in Wyocena, Columbia Co., WI.; Died Aug 15, 1852 in Wyocena.
  6. Clarence - Born Aug 1, 1856 in Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., WI.; Died Sep 8, 1856.
  7. Forest Orange - Born Sep 25, 1855 in Middleton, Dane Co., WI; Died Apr 20, 1858 in Middleton.

On Feb. 2, 1916, two months after Etta's death, 69 year old Edwin Treadwell wrote a letter to a grandniece which tells some of the story of Shadrack and also of he and Etta.

Dear Allice,

This is a snowy day almost like the one described in Whittier's "Snow Bound". I hope it will not continue as long or be quite so severe. I think it is such a day as book lovers like to cuddle down in some cozy corner by a good warm fire and a good book, and then you can nearly bid defiance to the elements without.

I am in my room with very pleasant surroundings. The walls are nearly covered with pictures. Some of them are almost sacred, as their dear faces represent years of happiness. A bed is in one end of the room, and beside it a stand and chiffonier, a few easy chairs, carpet and furs on the floor, and a table partially covered with papers and books where I sit writing. One of the most prized books is a Bible that has many places marked and interlined by her whom her Savior has taken home to be with Him. This letter is written on stationery that was hers, so it will be in part a letter from her as well as from me. Now I have given you just a brief look at my surroundings today. I haven't any special story or book to read today, so I think I will write a story for you to read, and for not knowing a better title for it I will call it a Love Story -- and who does not love to read a good love story? Its sparks touch the heart and set it aglow to the greatest faculty that God has given us.

Many years ago a young Quaker [Shadrack] and his wife came from New York State to Wisconsin and started a home there. Soon after they were converted to the Baptist Faith and united with the Baptist Church. He was engaged in the merchantile business for several years and finally felt his duty to go to work more directly for his master. He entered the co-pastor work which he followed for a time, and also supplied many destitute churches on the Sabbath.

After a while he felt it his duty to give all of his time to the ministry. He was ordained and held several very successful pastorates. Several children came into their home, but most of them were taken home [died] in childhood. The one I wish to speak of more particularly was a daughter, Ettie R. She was educated in the common schools and finally took a partial academic course.

At the age of 18 she began teaching and taught two or three years in Wisconsin. Then her parents moved to Iowa and soon after she followed them and taught there for a year or two when her health gave out, owing to the exposures of the severe winters and deep snows. Sometimes she was obliged to stay at the schoolhouse for days and do what cooking she did on a box stove.

Then followed nearly a year of illness when her parents and friends nearly despaired of her recovery. She finally took treatment from a doctor in New York City, and his remedies restored her to health again. About that time a young man came from the East to Iowa, where he had a brother residing.

He visited with him for two or three weeks and then went out looking for work at his trade. After visiting several towns without success, he came to the City of Nashua, Iowa, and there found employment. After the business arrangement was completed , the young man inquired as to the Baptists in the town and was informed that there was a Baptist Church and a Baptist pastor of the church.

He informed me that he was doing some work for him at the shop and that he would soon be in as he had just passed down the street. The minister soon returned and I was introduced to him. He gave me a very cordial greeting. I had left my baggage back to a town about 20 miles distant, could go back on the evening train and return on an early morning train. (I see I have given myself away.)

I did, so I was kindly invited to come to the parsonage which was but a short distance away, and I gladly accepted the invitation. I was received into the home very cordially by the minister, Rev. S. Sherman, and his wife. After a while I was invited out to the breakfast table, and there for the first time I met their daughter, Ettie Rhoda Sherman. I was seated beside of her, and I think I engaged her in conversation as much as I knew how. However, I think the meal passed without any special event. I was so pleased with the home that I persuaded them to board me (and thereby hangs the tale.)

My not being acqainted with the town I did not have any other place to spend my evening but at the home. So we sang some and talked a great deal. I knew something about the East but very little about the West. She knew lots about the West and of course little about the East, so we had to swap off.

Time passed very pleasantly from weeks into months, and the first we knew Cupid had entered the circle and shot his arrows at both of us, and they sure were fatal shots. We discussed the matter afterwards and it was a mystery how he ever got in for we kept the doors closed and the curtains down at the windows. I had quite a severe cold for a while that winter and we drank ginger tea together. But she never made it until the old folks had retired; that might have had something to do with it. The winter passed away very happily and springtime came, also the birds and their mates. There was a grove just back of the house, and it was full of songbirds. We went out to hear and watch them, and perhaps it was them that induced us to do the same. So one beautiful April day her father gave her to me. We stayed with the father and mother a few months; then we went to a house of our own. We were very happy in each other's love and companionship. We found many friends and enjoyed many pleasant hours with them. After nearly two years a little babe came into our hearts and home - our Clarence boy. Then we had the Golden Link to unite us closer than ever. About three years later our Allie boy came to us and we had another tie to bind us close together. Then next came little Mable, a beautiful sweet little girl. I don't know that we loved her too dearly, for she was taken away from us when 3 1/2 years old. That was our first great sorrow, and sad indeed were our hearts at her loss.

In the meantime R. A. had come to us. He was always our baby, although he is now over thirty years of age.

All three of the boys have always been very kind and thoughtful of us. We lived in Iowa about thirteen years and then the climate was too severe for us, so in '84 we moved to Kansas and lived in our home there nearly eighteen years. We had a pretty little cottage home and had flowers and fruits in abundance. We kept a horse and carriage so we could go whenever we pleased.

In the spring of 1902 all three of the boys came to Washington, well knowing that we would not stay behind them very long. We were very lonely without them, so in the fall we came to Washington. We had a good home at Colville where we lived for six years. The town is located in a beautiful valley with mountains all around, fruits of all kind in abundance. The snow air that came from the mountains was too severe cold for my companion's lungs. She took pneumonia and came very near dying. That was four years ago this winter. She partially regained her health so we were able to come here in the spring where it is much milder. A year ago this winter she took pneumonia again and we despaired of her life for weeks, but she rallied again after severe suffering last spring. As soon as she was able I took her out of her wheel chair, and we spent many happy hours together. She was of a loving temperament, easily grieved and grieved herself very much if she saw any one else grieved. Those that knew her best loved her the dearest. I did not know how much I loved her until she was taken from me.

I dreamed a few nights since that I was lying on the bed and she came and bent over me and kissed me. It almost seemed to me that her blessed spirit had come back to me as a ministering angel to comfort me. When the angels took her home I wonder if she was greeted by our little Mabel and many others of our loved ones that have gone before, and will she be permitted to greet me when I go. Our Heavenly Father permitted us to love each other so dearly here that it cannot be possible that death will separate our love. God is love, and I think human love is next to God's love. We dearly love our Heavenly Father here, and we shall love him more dearly then, and why not our dear ones also? My story is told. I hope it may be of interest to you. Kind regards to all the dear ones.

E. C. Treadwell(Source: Judith M. Treadwell Paschen, Yakima, WA)

John Thompson

John Thompson was born Feb 28, 1819 in Queensbury, Warren County, New York. He was at times a farmer, wheelwright, and minister. He married Susan Rathbarn in 1840 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York and lived in Collins, Erie County.

In late 1842 they moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin with his parents and others. Between 1844 and 1848 they lived in Montello, Marquette County. In the 1850 census John (32) and Susan (32) were in Marquette of the same county, and were farming with their children Charles (9), Emery (7), and Sarah (1). By 1856 they had moved again to Bangor, LaCross County.

In 1868 they moved to Colfax Twp., Daviess County, Missouri. In the 1870 census John (51) and Susan (52) lived in Grand River, Livingston County, Missouri with their children Emery (28), Herbert J. (19) a school teacher, and Clara E. (11). John was farming, and had assets of $2880 real estate, and $2365 personal property. His younger brother Charles Abraham Huson (38) and his wife, Celia A. (30), and their son Custis W. (9) were their neighbors. Charles was a merchant, with assets of $600 real estate, and $800 personal property. Also nearby was John's son Charles E. Huson and his wife Isabell and baby. Charles E. was a farmer with assets of $2,880 real estate, and $500 personal property. In the 1880 census, John (61) and Susan (62) were back living in Colfax. The only child at home was an adopted daughter, Marriettie (10). In 1886 he was the Pastor of the Congregational Church in Kidder, Caldwell County, Missouri. The town of Breckenridge was a few miles east, where his daughter Clara E. (Huson) Hoyt, and son Charles E. and family lived. John then moved to Kansas for a few years.

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L - R: Charles Erle, Bert Huson (Charles' son), Charles Edward Huson (John's son), John T. Huson (brother of Edward "Doc" Huson).

In 1889 John moved with his son Charles to South Bend, Pacific County, Washington. By the 1900 census, Susan had died, and John was living as a retired minister on Monroe Street in South Bend, Alta Vista Precinct, with his son, Charles E. Huson and his wife Isabell.

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Charles Edward Huson (nephew of Doc Huson). Nephew of Edward Wing "Doc" Huson. Son of Doc's older brother, John.

Isabelle (Huson) Hogue (wife of Charles E. Huson, niece of Doc Huson, and daughter-in-law of John Thompson Huson).

John died there on February 6, 1902 at the age of 83.

South Bend Journal, Feb. 7, 1902, Vol. 13, No. 3
South Bend, Washington

Died, Wednesday, February 6, 1902, John Thompson Huson, aged 82 years. Mr.Huson was one of the best known men in the upper part of the city and was always ready to offer advice and assistance to those whom he knew. While his friends were saddened by his death, for him the end came none too soon, for his malady was a most agonizing and hopeless one, commonly called dry gangreen. During the most tortuous illness, however, he showed a brave spirit and summoned all the cheerfulness possible to relieve the care and anxiety of those most dear to him, the family of his son, C. E. Huson, our county treasurer. The funeral services were held by Rev. Wright in the Congregational church yesterday at 1 p.m. and were well attended.

The deceased was born near Buffalo, N.Y. in 1819, and was married in 1840. Two years later he moved to Wisconsin, where he remained till 1868 when he moved to Missouri. He remained in that state 14 years and then went to Kansas. He resided there till 1889 when he came to Washington with his son, settling first east of the Cascades. Two years later, when South Bend was a young city, he came here and has since remained. He has made his home with his son, C. E. Huson continuously for more than 20 years. Mr. Huson had always been a very active man and shored his mind with most useful knowledge. He retained his full mental faculties till the very last and it was a pleasure to hear him talk. On the 28th of this month he would have been 83 years old. He leaves three sons, C. E. Huson of this city, H. S. Huson, superintendent of the coal mines at Fairfax, this state, and C. A. Huson, now located in Montana. There are also two daughters, Mrs. Clare E. Hoyt of Kansas City, and Mrs. L. D. Morris of Canton, Montana.


  1. Charles Edward - Born in Brant, Erie Co., NY May 24 1842; Married Isabel Hogue; Died November 16, 1914 at South Bend, WA
  2. Emery Allen - Born in Brant, Erie Co., NY ca 1843; Died before 1914.
  3. Sarah A. - Born in Marquette Co., WI ca 1848; Married a Foster, then L. D. Morris.
  4. Herbert Sherman - Born in Montello, WI on May 29, 1853; Married Lide Bothwell. then Lavinia Whalley in 1892; Died in Oregon on Oct 8, 1927.
  5. Clara E. - Born in La Crosse Co., WI ca 1857; Married Cassius E. Hoyt Aug 27, 1875 in Daviess Co., MO.
  6. Marrietta (adopted) - Born in MO ca 1869.


Hepsibah was born October 21, 1820 in Eden, Erie County, New York. She may have gone from Wisconsin to Illinois with her brother Melvin in 1855. She reportedly died in Illinois.


Harriet was born September 8, 1822 in Collins, Erie County, New York. She married Ebenezer Cook Sprague, ten years her senior, circa 1838.

3/27/39 Hamburgh Orthodox Quaker Meeting: the committee in the case of Ebenezer Sprague [husband of Harriet (Huson)] report the appointment not answered and information being given to this meeting that he has since sending his acknowledgement transgressed the order of discipline this meeting concludes that the committee may return him his acknowledgement with the reasons herein stated.

In late 1842, they moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin with her parents and others. In the 1850 census Ebenezer (39) was working as a house carpenter in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He had assets of $400 real estate. In his household were his wife Harriett (29), and children Albert (9), Hulda (8), Horace (6), Emma (2), and Julie (5/12). Horace was the first of the children to be born in Wisconsin.

They soon decided to return to farming in Hamburgh, Erie County, New York. Perhaps Harriet's health was failing. Harriet died August 28, 1857 at age 35 and was buried in the East Hamburgh Friends Cemetery.

Ebenezer then married Mary Trelford. In the 1860 census, he (44) and Mary (34) were farming in East Hamburgh with his children, Horace (17), and Florence (6). He had assets of $1200 real estate and $150 personal porperty.

Ebenezer died October 15, 1902 at age 87, and was buried in the East Hamburgh Friends Cemetery near Harriet.


  1. Albert Huson - Born Nov 15, 1839 in Buffalo, NY.
  2. Hulda Ann - Born ca1841 in NY; married Edward Franklin
  3. Horace W. - Born ca1843 in WI; married Helen Smith.
  4. Emma J. - Born ca1847 in WI; married James Clark.
  5. Julia E. - Born Jan/Feb 1850 in WI.; married Willis L. Hampton on Sep 1, 1869 in East Hamburgh, NY; died 1876
  6. Flora Evelyn - Born Oct 24, 1853 in E. Hamburgh, NY; died Dec 13, 1885.


Content was born August 24, 1824 in Collins, Erie County, New York. She died there on February 6, 1829 at age 3 1/2.

Anna H.

Anna H was born July 13, 1826 in Collins, Erie County, New York. She moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin in late 1842 with her parents and others. She married Jacob Chapin on March 19, 1846 in Hudson, Walworth County, Wisconsin.

In the 1850 census Jacob (29) and Anna (25) were farming in Sharon Township, Walworth County with their daughter Almira (1). Jacob's assets were $1,200 in real estate.

Prior to 1860 they moved to Iowa, and in the 1860 census they were farming in Fremont Township, Bremer County, which adjoined Chickasaw County where Sarah and Shadrack Sherman and Rhoda Huson lived in Nashua, having moved to Iowa after 1860, perhaps to be near Anna and Jacob. In Jacob (39) and Anna's (34) household at the time were their children Almira (11), Eugene (9), Melvin (5), and Marietta [Alice] (2). Jacob died there on March 4, 1875 at age 54. Anna died January 9, 1909 at age 83 in Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas.


  1. Almira Adele - Born 1848-49 in WI; married Adeline (unknown)
  2. Eugene Lafayette - Born 1850-51 in WI; married Eva H. (unknown)
  3. Melvin William - Born Jan 5, 1829; died May 8, 1955
  4. Alice Marietta

Eugene Chapin (son of Anna Huson Chapin and nephew of Doc Huson).

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Children of Jacob Chapin and Anna [Huson] Chapin (Doc Huson's sister). L - R: Melvin Willie Chapin (called Will), Alice Marietta Chapin [m. Jordan] (called Ettie), Almira Adele Chapin [m. Sweet], Eugene Lafayette Chapin.

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Family of Eugene L Chapin, (son of Anna Huson and nephew of Doc Huson). Back L - R: Zella Chapin, George Chapin, Roy Chapin. Front L - R: Elva Chapin, Eugene L. Chapin, Frank Chapin, Eva Adell (Kimbal) Chapin, Bertha Chapin. Anna (youngest child) is missing from photo - born in 1899.

Melvin Wing

Melvin Wing was born January 5, 1829 in Collins, Erie County, New York. At the age of thirteen he went with his parents to Wisconsin. On February 24, 1851, Melvin sold 160 acres of land to his mother Rhoda for $300. It consisted of the N1/4, S10, T14N, R11E in the Green Bay Land District, and was recorded on June 2, 1855. (Deed Record J-134, 135) Perhaps it was his portion of government land that Thomas had acquired and distributed before he died.

It is probable that at this time Melvin moved to Illinois, where he is reported to have died on May 8, 1855 at age 26. It may also be that his sister Hepsibah went with him, as she also reportedly died in Illinois.

Phebe Jane

Phebe Jane was born June 27, 1830 in Collins, Erie County, New York She moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin with her parents in late 1842. She married George Hall Dart circa 1849, probably in Montello, Marquette County. In the 1850 census, George (30) and Jane (20) were farming in Kingston, Marquette County with their daughter Almira (6/12). George's assets were $500 real estate. In the 1860 census, they were farming in Montello, Marquette County. Their household consisted of George (40), Jane (30), and their children, Almira (10), Alma J. (7), Wallace [George] (6), and Henry (3). George's assets had grown to $3,000 real estate and $450 personal property.

George died October 22, 1870. Phebe Jane died in 1907 in Washington state.


  1. Almira L. - Born May 28, 1850 Montello, WI. Married Squire W. Peters Jul 2, 1870. Married Judge James Carr ca 1904.
  2. Alma Jane - Born Jun 30, 1852 Montello, WI. Married Berthold Octavius Ashdown Jun 15, 1854
  3. George Wallace - Born Feb 17, 1853 Montello, WI. Married Sarah Carr Aug 10, 1881.
  4. Henry Josiah - Born ca Sep 28, 1856 Montello, WI. Married Mary Dunavon Sep 28, 1857 or 58


EDWARD WING, born Mar 20, 1832, is covered in detail in a separate section. Follow this link.

Charles Abraham

Charles Abraham was born August 16, 1833 in Erie County, New York. He married Celia A. _________ ca 1860, probably in Iowa.
In the 1870 census, they were living in Grand River, Livingston County, Missouri next to Charles' brother John T. Huson. Charles (38) and Celia (30) had a son, Curtis W. (9) who had been born in Iowa.. Charles was a merchant with assets of $600 real estate and $800 personal property. He reportedly died in 1894 in Idaho.


  1. Curtis W. - Born ca 1860 in IA.

Hannah F.

Hannah F. was born May 17, 1834 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York. In late 1842 she went to Kenosha, Wisconsin with her parents She married _______ Carter. She was a Quaker, and was said to "sit and wait for the Spirit to move her." She died on March 20, 1914 at age 80 in Seattle, Washington, and was buried in the Lakeview Cemetery.


  1. Edith May - Born 1866. Married (?) Gilbert. Died Aug 1, 1946 Seattle, WA; buried with mother in Lakeview Cemetery
  2. Irwin - Born 1867. Died Dec 13, 1954; buried Lakeview Cemetery

Deborah T.

Deborah T. was born March 1, 1837 in New York. She went to Kenosha, Wisconsin in late 1842 with her parents. She died February 14, 1856 in Wisconsin.

Byron Franklin was born March 5, 1839 in Brant, Erie County, New York. He went to Kenosha, Wisconsin in late 1842 with his parents. In the 1855 state census, he was living with his mother Rhoda and siblings Edward, Charles, Hannah, and Deborah in Kingston, Marquette County. In the 1860 census, he (21) and brother Edward (27) were still farming there with Rhoda. Byron was called Thomas in the census, just as he was in one of the Quaker Meeting minutes, so it must have been his nickname. Shortly thereafter he went to Belle Plaine, Benton County, in east central Iowa. His brother Edward Wing Huson was also living there with his family. There he met Alice Campfield, who had been born on Febraury 20, 1847 at Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, daughter of William and Armelia Campfield. Byron and Alice were married on December 13, 1868 in Des Moines, Iowa. They were members of the Christian Adventist church.

In the 1870 census, Byron (31) and Alice (22) were living with their daughter Alena (8/12), in the 3rd ward of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, where Byron was working as a carpenter. By the time of the 1880 census, Byron (41) and Alice (31) were living in Ladora in Hartford Twp., Iowa County, Iowa. The children in the household , all born in Iowa, were daughter Alena (11), and sons Melvin (10), Eddie (6), Freddie (3), and Clyde (1).

In 1888 they moved to Atwood, Ottawa County, Kansas. They moved to Kensington, Smith County, Kansas in 1898, then to Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas the following year. Alice died there on April 3, 1906. The next year Byron was living in Athol, Smith County, Kansas, and in 1910 was back in Minneapolis.


  1. Alena Alice - Born Nov 13, 1869 in Des Moines, IA. Married Aug 16, 1897 to Will J. Ratliff d. 1952 in Atwood, KS.
  2. Melvin Wesley - Born Mar 17, 1872 in Liberty Center, IA. Married Oct 16, 1904 to Ina Laird in Minneapolis, KS. Died Sep 27, 1921 in Medford, OR.
  3. Clara - Born 1872 in Liberty Center, IA. Died Sep 1873 Bedford, MO.
  4. Edward Byron - Born May 26, 1874 in Cariton, IA. Married Nov 29, 1905 to Elizabeth Voelker at Mankato, KS. Died Feb 7, 1928 at Eagle Pointe, OR.
  5. Fred William - Born Apr 28, 1877 in Ladora, IA. Married Jun 5, 1901 Edna Louise (unknown) in Minneapolis, KS. Died Jun 5, 1910 in Herrington, KS.
  6. Albert Clyde - Born May 14, 1879 in Ladora, IA. Married May 5, 1899 to Bertha A. Wait at Vaughn, KS. Died May 5, 1951 in Medford, OR.
  7. Edith Anna - Born Apr 11, 1884 in Ladora, IA. Married 1909 to Roscoe C. Hungerford at Atwood, KS. Died Nov 24, 1961 in Long Beach, CA.
  8. Luella May - Born Sep 16, 1886 in Ladora, (Des Moines) IA. Married Mar 7, 1910 to Harry Ward in Klamath Falls, OR. Died Nov 12, 1970 in Medford, OR.

Byron Franklin

Byron Franklin wrote the following about his life.

Written February or March, 1907

I, Byron F. Huson, was born in Erie County, N. Y., and father's name was Thomas Huson, mother's name was Rhoda Tucker. I came to Green Lake County, Wisconsin with my parents when two years old, my father died the same year, 1841, leaving mother with eight children, the oldest boy 15 years old. [Actually went to Southfork (Kenosha) in late 1842, where his father died in 1843.]

I was the youngest of thirteen children. Mother took a piece of government land, and the children would work in the field all day, and at night mother would get us all in the house, and read the Bible to us, and teach us the ways of righteousness, she kept the family together and raised us to manhood and womanhood. In the winter of 1857 and 1858, at the age of 18, I experienced religion at a Methodist revival, but would not unite with the church until I had learned God's way, so I read my Bible constantly, until I learned the truth as it is in Christ, then in the following March, accepted the Blessed Truth of the Second Coming of Christ, to raise the dead and judge the living and the dead in righteousness, and to destroy him that hath power over death, to purify and beautify the earth, and set up his Everlasting on the new earth. In March 1858, I was buried with Christ in baptism in a beautiful lake by an Adventist elder, who name is forgotten, and I raised to walk in newness of life. I united with the Christian Adventist Church, of which I am still a member. My membership is now in Athol, Smith County, Kansas. I received many persecutions from my brothers and sisters for the truth I taught, but, later my mother received the truth. One of my brothers [John T.] became an Advent preacher, and the most of my brothers and sisters accepted the truth. At present, there are three of us left. Sister Anna is 80, brother Edward is 74, and I am almost 68, so we soon shall be all asleep with Christ. I came to Iowa in the spring of 1861 and it seemed to be my lot to always be isolated from all of those of like precious faith, although I never ceased to sow the good seed wherever I went, and the Lord gave me the increase which will be manifested in the judgement morning, but He has permitted me to see some fruits in every place that I have lived, praise His holy name.

I met Alice Campfield in Belle Plain, Iowa in 1866, and we were married in Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 13, 1868. To us were born 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, seven of which are still living, and by the grace of God assisting us, we tried to set them a good example and teach them the ways of right. In the spring of 1888, we moved to Atwood, Kansas where we lived until the fall of 1898 when we moved to Kensington, Kansas and in the fall of 1899, we came to Minneapolis, Kansas where we lived and gained many true and loving friends, who can never be forgotten for their kindness and love shown us in our time of need and great bereavement.

On April 3, 1906, my darling Alice fell asleep in Christ, leaving me in my poor health and broken heart to mourn her great loss, but I hope soon to sleep beside her, to await the coming of our blessed Lord and master to make me poor in the world's goods, but rich in faith and the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who has by his good pleasure weaned me entirely from the world, and all worldly pleasures as the last tie that bound me to the world now sleeps in Jesus, and my only desire now is to be laid beside her to await the second coming of Christ, and now may the blessings and grace of God the father and the Lord Jesus Christ rest and abide with you all my dear children, and keep you blameless both soul, body, and spirit until the coming of Jesus is the prayers of your humble father.

B. F. Huson

Even so come Lord Jesus and come quickly. Amen

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Alice (Campfield) Huson (wife of Byron Franklin Huson, sister-in-law of Doc Huson).

Byron Franklin Huson (Doc's brother) sitting next to deceased wife's favorite chair. Byron would not sit in her chair once she died.

In July, 1912, Byron moved to Medford, Oregon, and moved in with his daughter Ina, then Luella.

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Daughters of Byron Huson: Edith Huson [m. Hungerford], Luella Huson [m. Ward] (nieces of Doc Huson)

Edward Byron Huson (son of Byron Franklin Huson, nephew of Doc Huson).

Elizabeth (Voelker) Huson (wife of Edward Byron Huson and daughter-in-law of Byron Franklin Huson).

Alena (Huson) Radcliff (daughter of Byron Franklin Huson, niece of Doc Huson).

L - R: Melvin Huson (Byron's son), Darrell Huson (Melvin's son), Ina (Laird) Huson, Mrs. Ettie Rhoda Treadwell (Byron's niece), Byron Huson

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Back L - R: unknown, Mrs. Ettie Rhoda Treadwell (Byron's niece), Ina Huson (Melvin's wife), Melvin Huson (Byron's son), Byron Huson Front L - R: Mildred Huson (daughter of Melvin), Darrell Huson (son of Melvin). abt. 1912 - Darrell was born in 1908.

House of Byron Huson in Minneapolis, KS (younger brother of Edward Wing "Doc" Huson)

When Alice was sick, Byron did not believe it, thought no one could be sick but him. He pouted, would get mad at the family, and not speak for three days, and would not take seconds when the food was passed if he was mad.

He moved to Oregon after Alice died and rented a small house, then moved in with daughter Ina. Ina could not keep him because she had two small children, so he moved in with daughter Lula. He chewed tobacco, and would spit it out, sticking it on the wall by the window and mess it up, and rechew it. Ina hated that bad habit.

Ina Huson

Byron died at Medford on June 17, 1923 at age 84. Both he and Alice were buried in the Highland Cemetery in Minneapolis, Kansas.

Minneapolis Messenger, Minneapolis, Kansas


Byron Franklin Huson, born in Erie County, New York, March 5, 1839, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. W. Ward, near Eagle Point, Oregon, June 17, [1923] due to infirmities of old age, aged 84 years, three months, twelve days.

When he was two years old, the youngest of eight children, his mother took a homestead in Green Lake County, Wisconsin, where she kept the children together and reared them to manhood and womanhood.

While still a young man he learned the trade of contractor and builder, which he followed practically all his life.

Mr. Huson was married to Alice Camfield Dec. 13, 1868, in Des Moines, Iowa. To this union eight children were born, of which five are still living.

Besides the many friends to mourn his loss he leaves two sons and three daughters: Ed B. Huson of Seneca, NE; Albert C. Huson, Eagle Point; Mrs. R. C. Hungerford, Mullen, NE; Mrs. W. J. Ratclif, Los Angeles, CA; and Mrs. H. W. Ward, Eagle Point, Oregon.

Mr. Huson went to Medford, Oregon from Minneapolis, Kansas on July 27, 1912.

The deceased was an active member of the Christian church of Medford until a few years ago. He was historian and Bible student.

The services were held at the Perl Funeral Home June 12 at Medford, and the remains shipped to Minneapolis, reaching here Saturday evening, June 23. Interment was made in the Highland Cemetery, the burial service being read by Rev. W. M. Reynolds of the Baptist church. Mrs L. E. Harvey sang an appropriate solo.

The deceased made his home in Minneapolis for many years. He was an uncle of Mrs. E. L. Chapin.

Early Tuckers

The Early Tuckers

Origins of Tuckers in America

The name Tucker is derived from an occupation essential to the wool trade, as are the names Walker and Fuller. All three names are taken from the job of walking on, washing, folding, and fluffing the wool cloth after it has been woven into thread and cloth. Wool in its first stages of preparation is a coarse and stiff material. The Walkers and Fullers beat the material and washed it to make if softer and the Tucker refined the cloth to give it fluffiness and body. The name Walker became common in the northern and central areas of England; Fuller in the south and east; and Tucker in the south and west. The traditional home of the Tuckers since early medieval times has been in the Barnstaple district of county Devon. Today, the family name is primarily concentrated in Devon, Dorset, and Wiltshire. The name is found on ancient English and early American records in the various forms of Tukere, Tuker, Toukere, Touker, Tucker, and others, of which Tucker is that most generally in use in America today.

It is believed that the first of the family in England was John Tucker, who came with William the Conqueror in the year 1066, fought in the battle of Hastings, and was assigned large estates in the County of Devon. It is said that in the year 1110 his son, Stephen Tucker, was granted the privilege of wearing his hat in the presence of the King by Henry the First of England and was also granted the estate of Lamertin, near Tavistock, Devonshire.

Among the earliest definite records of the family in England are those of Roger le Tukere of Dorsetshire in 1273; those of Percival le Toukere in 1301 as a man who makes a substantial living cleaning and thickening woolen cloth; those of Robert le Tuckere in 1321; and those of William le Touker about the same time. By the sixteenth century the name stabilized into its modern spelling and usage.

It is not known from which of the illustrious lines of the family in England the first emigrants of Tuckers in America were descended, but it is generally believed that all the Tuckers trace their descent from a common ancestor of a remote period.

Besides Captain Daniel Tucker, appointed Governor of Bermuda by the Virginia Company in 1616, there was a William Tucker in the Virginia Company at an early date and it is believed he was Daniel's son. William made his home in Elizabeth City, VA about 1610 and was the first justice of that place in 1632.

The first of the Tucker name in New England appears to have been Richard Tucker who came from England to Casco, in the New England Colony, in 1634.

Other Tuckers who settled in America in the 17th century were:

  • Alexander Tucker; Warrasquinoake County, VA in 1635
  • Allen Tucker; Henrico County, VA in 1636
  • Bartholomew Tucker; Upper Norfolk County, VA in 1639
  • John Tucker; York County, VA in 1642
  • Ailee Tucker; James County, VA in 1649
  • Leonider and William Tucker; Charles City County, VA in 1650
  • Robert Tucker, Glouster, MA before 1651

Another view is reported in the Family Origin and Coat of Arms referencing Matthew's - American Armory:

The family name of Tucker is Anglo-Saxon meaning to be doughty. Historical records consulted state that a Robert Tucker of Exeter County, Devon, England was granted his [Coat of] Arms before 1620. Among the Tucker families in England was a William Tucker, D.D., Dean of Lichfield and of East Grinstead County, Salisbury. The first descendant on record to come to America was Robert Tucker of Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1635. He came from Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent, England. He is reputed as having been a man of considerable wealth and a merchant. Descendants of the Tucker family can be found throughout our country, prominent in political, social, and economic affairs.

Henry "The Quaker" Tucker

Henry Tucker, born in England about 1627, came to America from the County of Kent, England. He may have been a son of the Robert Tucker who came from England to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1635. Henry settled in the town of Milton, Massachusetts about 1650.

He married Martha (unknown) on June 9, 1651, and they had seven children:

  1. Abraham, Oct 30, 1653, Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI
  2. John, Aug 28, 1656
  3. Martha, Jul 14, 1659
  4. Hannah, Jul 25, 1662, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA
  5. James, Mar 1664/1665, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA
  6. Mary, Aug 16, 1668, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA
  7. Sarah, Sep 20, 1674, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA

Not approving of the proceedings of the colonial government at Boston respecting the severe laws passed and judgments enforced against the Quakers, he left Milton and finally settled in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, within the limits of the Plymouth Colony, shortly after 1660.

An inscription on a tree near the residence of Benjamin Tucker in Dartmouth, copied May 5, 1844:

First Settled
By Henry Tucker 1660
who died 1694
succeeded by son John
who died 1751, aged 95
succeeded by son Joseph
who died 1790, aged 94
succeeded by son John
who died 1820, aged 88

In 1669 he bought from William Allen of Sandwich one third of the original shares into which the township as then held was divided. In 1679 he made another purchase from James Sampson of Portsmouth, RI, of a limited number of acres in the undivided lands of the town. By these, and perhaps other acquired rights, when the town was afterwards surveyed and divided among the proprietors in severalty, his two sons, Abraham and John (their father being deceased), became entitled to and received several hundred acres of land adjoining their respective homesteads. This land mostly remained in the possession of their descendants until within fifty or sixty years. It had, by 1883, all passed out of the name, except the homestead and some out-lots belonging to two of the Tuckers, which form part of the original tract settled by Henry, and laid out to his son John.

These first settlers and their descendants were mostly farmers, and worthy and exemplary members of the Society of Friends. Living on their paternal farms, they pursued the even tenor of their ways in quietness and peace. Having the respect of their neighbors and the community, they were called occasionally by their townspeople to places of trust in town affairs, and more often by the society of which they were members to fill important stations and perform various duties therein.

Henry Tucker died at Dartmouth on April 21, 1694, and his wife Martha died on Nov 9, 1697, also at Dartmouth.

Abraham Tucker

Abraham Tucker, son of Henry Tucker, married Mary Slocum, the daughter of Giles Slocum, on October 30, 1679 in Dartmouth. Both he and Mary had been born in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and it is likely that the Slocum family had moved to Dartmouth with the Tucker family.

Abraham and Mary had five children:

  1. Henry, Oct 30 1680, Dartmouth
  2. Mary, Feb 1683/1684, Dartmouth
  3. Patience, Nov 28, 1686, Dartmouth
  4. Martha, Nov 28, 1686, Dartmouth
  5. Abigail, Dec 21, 1688, Dartmouth

Mary died on Sep 25, 1689, and Abraham married Hannah Mott on Nov 26, 1690. Hannah was born in 1663.

Abraham and Hannah Tucker had seven children:

  1. Elizabeth, Aug 24, 1691, Dartmouth; m. James Barker
  2. Sarah, Apr 23, 1693, Dartmouth; m. Edward Wing Jun 1, 1717
  3. Content, Mar 12, 1695, Dartmouth; m. Benjamin Wing
  4. Abraham, Mar 5, 1697/1698, Dartmouth; m. Elizabeth Russell
  5. Joanah, Oct 14, 1699, Dartmouth; m. John Russell
  6. Ruth, Dec 16, 1701, Dartmouth; m. Nicolas Davis
  7. Hannah, Apr 22, 1704, Dartmouth; m. James Green

Abraham Tucker died at Dartmouth on March 16, 1724/1725.

Will of Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, Yeoman, dated 20 Nov 1724, probated 20 Apr, 1724/1725. Wife Hannah. Sons Henry (eldest) and Abraham (youngest) Tucker. Daughters: Mary Russell, Patience Wooley, Abigail Chase wife of Joseph Chase, Martha Thomas dcd, late wife of George Thomas of Portsmouth, Joanah Tucker, Ruth Tucker, and Hannah Tucker (last three under eighteen and unmar.). Grandchildren. Abraham Thomas (under twenty-one) and Mary Thomas (under eighteen) children of my dau. Mary Thomas dcd. "My seven Daughters Namely Mary Russel, Elezebeth Barker, Sarah Wing, Content Wing, Joanah Tucker, Ruth Tucker, and Hannah Tucker." Son Abraham as Exec. Overseers to be friends and brethren John Tucker and Jacob Mott. Witns: Richard Bourden, John Tucker, and John Howland. [5:79/80/81]

Inventory of Estate of Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, Yeoman, dated 8 Apr 1724/5. Presented by Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, son and Exec. Mentions: widows' cows, Abraham's cows, and steer belonging to Joannah, Ruth, and Hannah Tucker. Appraisers: John Akin, Nathaniel Soule, and Deliverance Smith. [5:86/7/8]

Abraham's wife Hannah died in Dartmouth on February 1, 1731. She died intestate.

Appointment of Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, Yeoman, to be Adm. Of Estate of his mother Hannah Tucker of Dartmouth widow dcd intest., dtd 20 Nov 1739. [1731?] [9:298]


Abraham Tucker – Rhoda (Tucker) Huson

ABRAHAM TUCKER was from New Castle/North Castle, Westchester County, New York. ABRAHAM was born circa 1745 (place unknown). He married a woman named DEBORAH.

They had eight children while living there:

  1. Daniel, married Hannah Dean Jun 28, 1792 in Queensbury, NY
  2. Joseph
  3. Amy, born Sep 15, 1775 in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY. Married Stephen Dillingham Nov 20, 1794 in Saratoga Co. Died Oct 16, 1856
  4. Abram, born Sep 20, 1777. Married Anna Lapham. Died Nov 26, 1856 in Persia
  5. Samuel, born Jun 30, 1779 in Westchester Co., NY. Married Hepsibah Lapham, then Elizabeth C. Scrafford. Died Apr 6, 1858
  6. Sarah, born Mar 1781 in Westchester Co., NY. Married Charles Wood. Died Feb 21, 1874 in Evans, Erie Co., NY
  7. Moses, born 1782. Married Phebe Lapham. Died Sep 15, 1830 in Collins, Erie Co., NY
  8. Rebecca, circa 1785

New Castle is ten miles north of White Plains, New York. Indians called it Shappequa or Chappequa, which means "The Laurel Swamp", or it may have been an Algonquin term "Chapacour" for "a vegetable root". The chief aboriginal proprietor of this area was the Indian Sachem Wampus. He sold the area to Col. Caleb Heathcote and others for 100 pounds in 1696. North Castle is four miles south of New Castle. There were many Tuckers and Arnolds in the Quaker Meeting at Chappequa. The Quaker meeting house was built at New Castle in 1753. The population at New Castle had grown to 1,495 by 1846, and to 2,010 at North Castle.

Some of the offices to which the various Tuckers (and Arnolds) were appointed in the annual town meetings as listed in the North Castle/New Castle Historical Records, Vol. 1&2, are as follows:

Joseph Tucker, Sessor [Assessor?], April ye 1st 1746
William Tucker, Gilbert Arnold, overseer of the roads, April ye 1st 1765
Abraham Tucker, overseer of the roads, April ye 4th 1780
Nathaniel Tucker, constable, April ye 1st 1783
Gilbert Arnold, 7th Destricts of Roads, April 1, 1788

Also, from the same source, a sampling of the assigned identification markings for hogs, which, without fences, ran loose:

Joseph Tucker's Ear mark is a Crop on the off Ear and a half penny
Under the same & a Slit in the near Ear. March 22, 1751

William Tucker's Ear mark is a Crop on the off Ear & a Slit in the
Crop and a nick under the same. June 6, 1759

The Tax List for North Castle in 1779 included:

William Tucker, Jr. 12 Real estate, tax 12 shillings
William Tucker, Sr. 60 Real estate, tax 3 pounds
Abraham Tucker 30 Real estate, tax 1 pnd, 10 sh
Gilbert Arnold 120 Real estate, tax 6 pounds
Reuben Tucker 110 Personal estate, tax 2 pnd, 15 sh

ABRAHAM and DEBORAH TUCKER and family moved to Queensbury, Warren Co., New York in 1786, as described in the following:

From our Monthly Meeting held at Shapaqua the 20th of 4th Mo. 1786, To the Monthly Meeting at Saratoga: Dear friends, these may inform that our Friend Abraham Tucker and his wife Deborah with their Family is about to remove and settle within the Compass of your meeting and requested our Certificate, these to certify that they are members in Unity amoungst us and diligent attenders of our meetings both for Worship and Dicipline and Enquiry being made we find their outward affairs settled to Sattisfaction as far as appears as Such we recommend them with their Children whose Names are Daniel, Joseph, Anne [Amy], Abraham, Samuel, Sarah, Moses, & Rebeckah: to your Christian care and oversight with desires for their groath in the best things and in Love we Conclude and remain your friends
Brethren and Sisters

Signed in and on behalf of our Sd. Meeting
William Knowles, Clerk
Mary Underhill, Clerk

[Saratoga was called Easton after 1794-5, Saratoga-West-of-the-River taking the name of Saratoga thereafter, and Queensbury being set off from Easton in 1800]

After moving to Queensbury, ABRAHAM and DEBORAH had five more children:

  1. Henry, born Mar 12, 1787 in Queensbury, Warren Co., NY. Married Submit Wheeler Apr 2, 1809. Died Aug 19, 1843 in North Collins, Erie Co., NY
  2. Caleb
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Anna, married Richard Hallock Dec 10, 1807 in Queensbury, NY
  5. RHODA, born Nov 8, 1795 in Queensbury, Warren Co., NY. Married Thomas E. Huson Feb 6, 1816 in Duchess Co., NY

ABRAHAM TUCKER died in Queensbury in 1798, and his wife DEBORAH died circa 1810.

Dated: December 12, 1797 Probated: September 7, 1798
Mentions: wife Deborough; sons: Daniel, Joseph, Abraham, Samuel, Moses, Henry, Caleb; daughters: Amy Dillingham, Sarah, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Anna, Rhoda (3 yrs old); brothers: Samuel, Moses

Executrix: wife Executors: Thomas Stringhan, Elisha Folger
Witnesses: Caleb Dean, George Southwick, Lydia Southwick

There was a great Quaker migration in 1810-12, and some of the Tucker children became early settlers in Erie County, New York in the area now populated with such towns as Collins/N. Collins, Brant, Hamburg/E. Hamburg, Evans, Concord, Aurora, and Boston.

Abram Tucker, brother of RHODA, went to the unsettled region in the southern part of Niagrara (now Erie) County, and in 1809 settled at the edge of what is now the town of North Collins, where he built a log cabin and covered it with bark.

Samuel Tucker also settled in the area, following the Indian trail by way of Water Valley and Eden Center. It was the first team that passed over that trail. His provisions consisted principally of a barrel of flour and a barrel of pork; these he rolled down some of the steepest hills, as he could manage them better by hand than on the sled. He settled a mile and a half south of Abram. He built a log house. Having no table, he left a stump, nicely squared off, standing in the middle of his house, and this was the family table. His first wheat for seed was procured by trading off a Log-chain, and it was two years before the light shone through a glass window onto his peculiar table.

Enos Southwich came with his family the same year, and Abram Tucker admitted them to the shelter of his hospitable mansion. In that little bark-covered cabin was born George Tucker (Aug 1810), the first white child in the towns of Collins and North Collins. If there had been a stump in Abram's cabin, it would have been a mite crowded.

Henry Tucker followed his brothers into the region some time before 1812.

In March of 1812 the town of Hamburg was formed, including the area of the present town of East Hamburg. John Green's tavern, not far from the Hardwin Arnold place, was a noted hostlery of that period, and the town meetings and elections were sometimes held there prior to the formation of Hamburg. At the Erie County Agricultural Society Fair of 1842, the first prize for cheese was awarded to H. Arnold & Son of Hamburg. At the state fair held in Buffalo in 1842, the "Hamburg cheese" won first prize, and for many years "Hamburg" was famous among cheeses.

During the War of 1812, the region saw its share of fighting. The British attacked Buffalo, and there was a big battle at the edge of town at Black Rock on December 30, 1813. Most of Buffalo was destroyed. Three men from Hamburg were killed in the battle. Many fugitives from Buffalo fled through the Hamburg area, joined by many of the local residents.

Volunteers were recruited for the war, but not like in modern times. As a general rule, if a volunteer of 1812 stayed on the line for three months he thought he had done something wonderful. Also, there were almost no officers, since the military academies were not yet providing them. They even formed a special militia of men too old to be called on for military duty. They were called "Silver Greys". One old pioneer in the area, Oliver Pattengill, was an ensign in such a unit. [Oliver was ASAPH PATTENGILL’s uncle]

The early settlers, in addition to Indian troubles, had severe predation by bears and wolves, especially on their sheep and hogs. One farmer had a bear attack one of his old sows. He found the bear struggling with the sow under a workbench in a shanty. He beat the bear with a club to no avail. Having powder but no ammunition, he broke the bail off a kettle, loaded his gun with it, and actually killed the bear with this makeshift ammunition.

In the 1820s, an especially sly and ingenious she-wolf enticed local dogs to join her in attacking the settlers' stock. The wolf eluded all attempts of the settlers to shoot or trap her. They did discover her litter of dog-wolves, and killed and scalped them to get the bounty of $30 per cub scalp. There was some argument over whether they should get the full bounty or just half for the half-wolves, but they received the full amount. The wolf then moved onto the farm of Samuel Tucker. He laid an especially skillfully disguised trap and did indeed snare the wily wolf. Men and boys came from miles around to see the wolf. The men executed the wolf with much rejoicing, and Samuel received the $60 bounty for the scalp.

Moses Tucker was the first settler in the Brant Area in 1816. He reared three children, two of whom, Elijah and a daughter who married Charles Sherman, were later residents of North Collins. Two years later Moses was joined by six other settlers, John Roberts, John West, Major Campbell, Ansel Smith, and Robert and William Grannis. In 1819 Reuben Hussey, a relative of Moses, settled near him. Samuel Butts moved from Hamburg to the Brant area in 1820 and built the first saw mill. In 1825 Joseph Hubbard opened the first tavern. Milton Morse built the first store in 1835, and the place was called Morse's Corners for quite a period. He was also the first postmaster after the town of Brant was formed in 1839. The principal products of the area were produce for canneries, and cheese.

There were many Quakers in the region besides the Tuckers. The first meeting house in the region was a log structure built at East Hamburg in 1801, and remained the only one until 1818. A Meeting was eventually established at North Collins, and many Tuckers, Arnolds, and Husons were among those families.

PURCHASERS of LAND from the HOLLAND LAND COMPANY in ERIE COUNTY, NY (Arnold, Huson, and Tucker families):

Purchaser; Date; Town; Lot; Sub.; Acres; Twp.; Range
Henry Arnold & David Eddy;10/02/1805;Evans;8;C;16;9;7
Aldrich Arnold;04/08/1815;Evans;7;C;46;9;7
Samuel Tucker; 03/04/1818;Collins;61;B;100;7;8
John Arnold; 07/15/1822;Collins;3;B;50;7;8
John Arnold; 08/29/1822;Collins;L67;E;120;7;7
Moses Tucker; 05/15/1823;Collins; 50;D; 61; 7; 8
Robert Arnold;03/05/1827;Collins; 68;D; 50; 7; 7
Abram Tucker; 09/22/1828;Brant; 11;E; 70; 8; 9
Abram Tucker; 10/27/1829;Brant; 1; C; 40; 8; 9
Lewis Arnold; 05/30/1831;Evans; 50;C; 63; 9; 8
Lewis Arnold; 05/30/1831;Evans; 47;B; 112;9; 8
Hiram Arnold; 08/22/1831;Collins; 68;E; 100;7; 7
Henry Tucker; 01/31/1832;Brant; 11;C; 80; 8; 9
John T. Huson; 08/21/1832;Brant; 11;A; 80; 8; 9
John T. Huson;06/11/1833;Brant; 11;D; 80; 8; 9
Samuel Tucker;11/08/1833;Collins; 53;F; 50; 7; 8
Oliver Arnold;06/20/1834;Evans; 11;C; 110;9; 7
Oliver & Hadwin Arnold;06/20/1834;Evans; 12;C; 52; 9; 7
John Arnold;10/01/1835;Collins; 67;D; 50; 7; 7
Lydia Huson ;10/22/1835;Brant; 1; C; 50; 8; 9
Samuel Tucker;10/23/1835;Collins; 53;E; 50; 7; 8
Samuel Tucker 2nd;12/21/1835;Brant; 12;A; 100;8; 9
William Arnold; 01/15/1836;Collins; 34;B; 100;6; 7
Sarah Huson and others ;11/10/1836;Brant; 11;B; 80; 8; 9
John Arnold;12/30/1836;Collins; 67;A; 50; 7; 7
Robert Arnold;12/30/1836;Collins; 68;C; 50; 7; 7
Abram Tucker; 09/12/1837;Brant; 2; A; 95; 8; 9
Abram Tucker; 11/01/1837;Brant; 2; B; 40; 8; 9
Hubbard W. Arnold;12/29/1837;Collins; 38;A; 97; 7; 8
Thomas Huson ; 11/02/1838;E. Hamburg;32;D; 61; 9; 7
Solomon Tucker; 04/09/1839;Evans; 19;D; 100;8; 9
Frederick Arnold; 05/17/1842;Evans; 28;B; 50; 9; 8
Martin L. Arnold; 12/08/1849;Evans; 35;A; 50; 8; 9
Oliver Arnold;09/28/1850;Concord; 12;a; 53; 7; 7
Oliver H. Arnold; 07/19/1851;Evans; 13;C; 100;9; 8
Martin L. Arnold; 06/01/1852;Evans; 46;D; 50; 8; 9
Nathan Tucker;11/24/1855;Brant; 12;b; 25; 8; 9
Joshua Tucker;02/23/1856;Evans; 19;a; 28; 8; 9
S. G. Huson;?; Evans; 8; D; 60; 8; 9


  • Our Tucker Family, 1776-1973, by Theodore Tucker
  • History of Bristol County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches, by D. Hamilton Hurd, 1883, pp212-3.
  • Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, by H. L. Rounds
  • History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County, by H. Perry Smith, Vol. I, 1884, p526-9, 662-3.
  • Centennial History of Erie County, New York, by Crisfield Johnson, 1876, p142-3, 175, 187, 191, 208, 279, 306, 317, 339, 424.
  • Deed Tables, Erie County, New York, 1859, by Tobius Witmer, Holland Land Company
  • Our Country and its People, Erie County, New York, by Truman C. White
  • New Castle Historical Records, 1977 Vol. 1 & 2
  • History of Duchess County, New York, by J. H. Smith
  • History of Duchess County, New York, by P. H. Smith
  • History of Warren County, New York, 1963, Edited by William H. Brown, p140-153, 224-233
  • History of Warren County, New York, by H. Smith
  • History of Washington County, New York, 1959, Wash., Co., Hist., Soc.
  • Hudson-Mokawk Genealogy, 5 Vols., by Cuyler Reynolds

Cornelius and Sarah (Wing) Huson


Cornelius Huson – Thomas Edward Huson

CORNELIUS (possibly CORNELIUS EDWARD) HUSON, born in Dutchess County New York, 30 October 1772, was the fifth son of THOMAS HUGHSON/HUSON born 1740. A legend passed down in this branch of the family concerns a son who fought on the American side in the Revolutionary War, while the father sided with the British. The two died only a few months or years apart. The split in the family that occurred during the War led to the name change from Hughson to Huson. While some of Cornelius's brothers were Loyalists and migrated to Canada, CORNELIUS remained in New York and was "bound out" (apprenticed) to a blacksmith. It may be at this time he changed his name to Huson.

CORNELIUS and some of the members of his family appear to have shunned the U.S. census takers, for CORNELIUS cannot be identified with certainty in any but the 1800 census. He married about 1794, probably in Queensbury, Warren County, or possibly in Amenia or Northeast Township, Dutchess County, SARAH WING, born at Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, 5 December 1762, daughter of EDWARD WING, Jr. and his second wife HANNAH HOAG of the Nine Partners Patent. EDWARD WING, born 1727, was a son of EDWARD WING and SARAH TUCKER. HANNAH HOAG was a daughter of DAVID and KEZIAH HOAG. The Wing families were Quakers.

EDWARD and HANNAH (HOAG) WING moved from Nine Partners, Dutchess County, to Queensbury at Wing Falls, Warren County, in 1793. Many of the early settlers of Queensbury had come from Dutchess County and had known each other for years. Most were Quakers who were opposed to the Revolutionary War and took no part in it.

In 1800, CORNELIUS and his family (and possibly his younger brother John) were living in Half-Moon Township, Saratoga County, New York (close to the Hudson River north of Albany). By 1816 or earlier, CORNELIUS and his family had settled in North Collins, Erie County, New York. CORNELIUS died there, 24 March 1828, aged 55 years, 4 months and 24 days. SARAH lived later in Brant Township, Erie County, with her son Wing Huson. She died in Erie County, 24 July 1843 at age 80. Both she and Cornelius are buried in the Stickney/Huson Cemetery, halfway between Brant and North Collins, New York.

1. Hannah (daughter), b. Mar. 1792
2. THOMAS EDWARD (son), b. 28 Mar. 1796 in Albany County, NY.
3. Wing L. (son), b. 4 Nov. 1798 in Albany County, NY.
4. Stephen T. (son), b. 1800 in Saratoga County, NY.
5. Jane (daughter), b. 18 June 1801 in Saratoga County, NY.
6. John Thompkins (son), b. 12 Feb. 1803 in New York State.
7. Edward Hoag (son), b. circa 1806
8. possibly others

They were listed in the census of 1800 in Saratoga County, New York, living in Half-Moon Township close to the Hudson River north of Albany. In addition to CORNELIUS HUSTON (26-45, (28)) was a female (26-45), probably his wife Sarah (37), one male (16-26), unknown, two males (<10), probably Thomas (4) and Wing (1), and one female (<10), probably Hannah (8).

CORNELIUS (48) and SARAH (57) were farming in Queensbury, Warren County, New York in the 1820 census. The others in the household were two males (16-26) and two females (16-26). The males were probably sons John T. (17) and Edward Hoag (14?); and the females were probably their daughter Jane (19) and a boarder, the only other daughter Hannah having married about 1815. Their neighbors were the families of Abraham, Jr., William, and Benjamin Wing, all 26-45 years of age, and probably nephews of Sarah.

Reported to be Cornelius Huson (father of Thomas Edward Huson and grandfather of Doc Huson).

Another picture thought to be Cornelius Huson. This appears to resemble the man above. However, this seems unlikely as this picture was made by W. W. Washburn, Artist, Cresco, Iowa. There is no record of Cornelius ever being in Iowa and Cresco didn’t exist before April 1866.

GALES & SEATON, 973.R2 ag v. 9
FHL 3/28/94
17 Congress, 1st Session
No. 594

Mr. Rhea made the following report:

The committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, to whom was referred on the 19th ultimo, so much of the petition of Cornelius Huson as relates to a pension, have had the same under consideration, and submit the following report:

The petitioner states that while at Sackett's Harbor, in the year 1813, he, with his horses and sleigh, was impressed into the service of the United States by Jacob Tuckerman, then foragemaster in the said service, "to carry troops and loading for the use of the army from Sackett's Harbor to Gravelly Point;" that while in this service thus imposed upon him, "his horses and sleigh were utterly lost while passing over the ice on the lake, and himself desperately wounded by the breaking of his breastbone and several of his ribs."

The fact of impressment is satisfactorily proved. The alleged fact of the petitioner's wounds rests on his own affidavit, and that of John Amringe. The petitioner swears that "he received a wound from his sleigh on its plunging over the cakes of ice, which broke his breastbone and ribs on his right side, and occasioned the loss of the use of his right arm; and which wound for a short time totally disabled him, and deprived him of all sense and recollection." John Amringe swears that he went from Albany to Sackett's Harbor in company with the said Huson; that while at the latter place both were pressed with their teams to carry loading to Gravelly Point; that the said Huson, "in performing this tour of duty, was wounded in his body by the operations of a sleigh, the ice being very bad and dangerous." That the third day after the wound he (Amringe) "left Huson in such a situation that he supposed he would not live to see the next morning."

It also appears by the affidavit of Sebastian Visscher, who was appointed a commissioner by the district judge of New York to take the testimony of witnesses in relation to this subject, that the facts and the testimony forwarded to the War Office, and there lost or mislaid, necessary to support the petitioner's claim, in the opinion of said commissioner, have been once proved, and the testimony forwarded to the War Office, and there lost or mislaid.

It is also proved to the satisfaction of the committee that the petitioner's wound render him totally incapable of manual labor.

Although this case does not come within the provisions of the pension law, and although the committee are aware of the necessity of adhering in general to the principles of that law, yet in their opinion a case can hardly be conceived which has stronger claims on the justice of the country than the present. The petitioner was compelled, against his will, to perform a service for his country, which no law but that of necessity can justify. In the performance of this service he received wounds which disqualify him from all manual labor. The Government cannot heal his wounds. The least they can do is to afford him that support which his wounds (occasioned by an arbitrary act of theirs) disqualify him from acquiring by his own labor. The committee, therefore, recommend that the said Huson be allowed a pension at the rate of $8 per month, to commence from the 3d day of December, 1821.

Source: Edie Martin

A letter of John Thomas Huson indicated that his father, THOMAS EDWARD HUSON, came to Erie County, New York first, about 1816, and that CORNELIUS brought the rest of the family the following year. That would have been 1817; but CORNELIUS and SARAH were still in Queensbury, Warren County in 1820, so it must have been in the early 1820s. John also said in his letter that CORNELIUS took up land adjacent to that of John's father, THOMAS, the land reportedly very close to the present Huson Cemetery just west of North Collins on the Brant-North Collins Road. The Cemetery was originally named "Stickney" after one of the families nearby who may have donated the land; but the name was changed to Huson Cemetery, and a wrought iron gate was erected which at the top was, in large iron letters, "HUSON CEM," and on top of the name was the date "1812".

CORNELIUS died on March 24, 1828 at the age of 55 years, 4 months, and 24 days, and was the first person known to be buried in the Huson Cemetery.

It is thought that most of the Husons lived in the North Collins/Brant area during this period. Two of CORNELIUS and SARAH's sons, Wing L. and John T. Huson and some of their families are buried there also, including Wing's son, Edward Wing Huson. The names on the tombstones were all spelled Huson, including CORNELIUS.

On January 18, 1837, SARAH (WING) HUSON, THOMAS HUSON and his wife RHODA, Wing Huson and wife, Bartholomew Fields and wife Hannah, and Salma Hawley and wife sold 80 acres at T8 R9, part of Lot 11 for $1500 (Deed Bk L43, p350). They had just bought it two months before on November 11, 1836.

After CORNELIUS' death, SARAH lived with her son John T. and his wife Lydia until John died in 1835. Then she lived with her son Wing and his family. SARAH died on July 21, 1843, and was buried in the Huson Cemetery near North Collins.

File #11005 - Sarah Huson

The petition of Salma Hawley of the town of Brandt in the County of Erie, respectfully sheweth: That Sarah Huson, late of the town of Brandt on or about the 3d day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three being at that time an inhabitant of the county of Erie; that she died leaving a last will and testament, which is now produced in the Surrogate's Court of the said county of Erie, before the said Surrogate, which bears date the 14th day of July in the year of our Lord, 1842, and by which said last will and testament, the said deceased nominated and appointed your petitioner Salma Hawley sole executor thereof; that the said deceased died possessed of personal estate in the said county of Erie; and that the following named persons are all the next of kin of the said deceased; and their respective ages and places of residence are as follows, viz:¬

Thomas Huson who resides near Southport [now Kenosha] in the Territory of Wisconsin, a son of said deceased. Hannah Fields, a daughter of said deceased & wife of Bartholomew Fields residing in Brandt aforesaid. Jane Hawley another daughter of said deceased & wife of your petitioner residing in Brandt aforesaid. Emma F. Huson, Mary Jane Huson, Edward W. Huson, Albert T. Huson, & Leander J. Huson children of Wing Huson deceased a son of said Sarah Huson, and all under the age of twenty one years & having no general guardian & all residing in said town of Brandt.

Your petitioner respectfully asks to have a special guardian or guardians appointed according to law for the purpose of taking care of the interests of said minors on the probate of said will and before you the said surrogate.

Your petitioner further sheweth, that he is desirous of having the said will admitted to probate, and of having letters testamentary granted thereon, and also of having the said will proved and recorded according to law, as a will of personal estate; and therefore prays that the same may be so proved and recorded as aforesaid, and that all such process and proceedings may be had and taken thereon, for that purpose, as are just and proper and as the law may require. And your petitioner will ever pray, &c.

Dated, September 22d,1843
Salma Hawley

On this 22d day of September, 1843, before me, the subscriber, came Salma Hawley, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition, and made oath that the matters set forth in the said petition are true, according to the best knowledge, information and belief of the said petitioner.

H. J. ?ow
Recorder of Buffalo

Source: Edie Martin


Hannah Huson

Hannah Huson was born about March 1792 in New York. She married Bartholomew Fields circa 1815, probably in Queensbury, where they were located during the 1820 census with their daughter, Delia (4). Sometime during the next decade they moved to Evans in Erie County. They were still there in the 1830 census along with their two daughters, Delia (14) and Minerva (5-10), and son, Nelson (<5). An elderly woman (70-80) was also staying with them, possibly Bartholomew's mother. Farming nearby were the families of Wing and Anna Huson, Salmon and Jane (Huson) Hawley, John T. and Lydia Huson, and Henry Tucker. Bartholomew and Hannah were still in Evans in 1836. They have not been found in the 1840 census.

Prior to the 1850 census, they moved to Collins, Erie County, where Bartholomew (57) and Hannah (50) were farming with their daughter, Hannah Jane (10). Their farm was valued in the census at $1,500.

Bartholomew's will was drawn on July 8, 1852, which deeded real estate in T7 R8 L63 to Hannah: Kerr's Corners, Collins, 41/100 acre, "land I purchased from William Braham, 4 2/3 acres " formerly owned by Patterson Kerr, 4 6/10 acres. Bartholomew died the following month on August 13, 1852, at age 60 years, 5 months, and 13 days. Hannah was the sole executor of his will; and it was probated in 1856. Hannah reportedly married a Barto(w) about 1853-56, and resided in Brant.

Children of Bartholomew Fields and Hannah:
1. Delia P. - Born Aug 13, 1816. Married (unknown) Smith. Died Apr 26, 1842.
2. Minerva - Married Benjamin Birdsall. Died before 1852
3. Nelson H. - Married Elizabeth (unknown).
4. Hannah Jane - Born circa 1840. Married George Koska about 1855.


THOMAS EDWARD HUSON born March 28, 1796, probably in Saratoga or Albany County, New York, is covered in detail in another topic. Follow this link.

Wing L. Huson

Wing L. Huson was born January 4, 1799, probably in Half-Moon Township of Saratoga County, New York. He married Anna Hart Cowles about 1824 in North Collins. In the 1830 census, Wing (31) and Anna (27) were farming with a household of a man (30-40), son Seth C. (6), and daughters Emma F. (3) and Mary Jane (1). Close neighbors were Wing's siblings Jane and Salma Hawley, and John T. and Lydia Huson. A little further away were Hannah and Bartholomew Fields.

Children of Wing and Anna:
1. Seth Cowles, born Nov 26, 1824, North Collins; married Lydia Hilton; died Sep 10, 1843; 18y9m15d
2. Emma Felicia, born Mar 17, 1827, North Collins; married Harmon Landon
3. Mary Jane, born Sep 28, 1829, North Collins; married Steven T. Hussey
4. Edward Wing, born 1832; died 1868 in Brant; married first Elizabeth (unknown), then Clara Barto(w).

Anna died on March 22, 1835 at the age of 32 years, 23 days, and was buried in the Huson Cemetery. Wing married Lydia Taylor about 1835, and they resided in Brant.

Children of Wing and Lydia:
1. Albert T., born 1837; married Mary Elizabeth (unknown); died after 1916
2. Leander, born 1838; married Lucinda Hibbard
3. Wing E., born 1842; died Oct 7, 1842

In the 1840 census of Brant, Wing had a total household of twelve people, three of which may have been a brother of his, age (40-50), and two of the brother's sons, age (20-30). His children: Seth (16), Emma (13), Mary Jane (10), Edward (8), Albert (3), and Leander (2) were at home, in addition to a 70-80 year old woman, probably his mother, Sarah (Wing) Huson (77), shortly before her death in 1843. Their neighbors included his sisters' families; Hannah and Salma Hawley, and Sarah and Shadrack Sherman as well as other relatives and friends as Henry, Enos, William, Samuel and Charles Tucker; Gilbert and other Stedwells; Elias Chapin; and Warren Hussey.

Wing died at the age of 43 years, 8 months, and 3 days, on August 7, 1842 in Brant, Erie County, New York, and was buried in the Huson Cemetery near his wife Anna.

At some time, Wing had purchased some land from Warren P. Hussey and his wife Sarah Jane. Before his death, Wing had sold the property to Joseph Tabor of Easton, Washington County, New York for $840, taking back a mortgage. His widow, Lydia, on December 20, 1844, deeded the property (Brant, north equal half of Lot 6 in Mile Block, 60 acres, bounded north by Lot 5, east by Lot 1, west by the Cattaraugus Creek, and south by the equal half of Lot 6. Deed Bk. L77, p373) to the said Joseph Tabor.

In the 1850 census, Lydia (36) was still living in Brant, and owned real estate valued at $5,725. Her household included two children of Anna's; Mary (29) and Edward Wing (17); two of hers; Albert (13) and Leander (12); and her mother, Ann Taylor (61), of Maryland, widow of Enoch. Although the family of Thomas and Rhoda Huson and others had gone to Wisconsin shortly after Wing's death, Lydia still had Salma and Jane Hawley, Bartholomew and Hannah Fields, and the Enos Tucker families living nearby.

In the 1860 census, Lydia (43) was still farming in Brant, with her real estate now valued at $7,795. In her household were son Albert (22), his wife Elizabeth (22), and Adam Rathbarn (13). Lydia's son Leander (22) was a neighbor, with his wife Lucinda (21), and a William Willane (13). Jane and Salma Hawley had remained close neighbors, as had Gilbert Stedwell (76) and George (46), Eunice (37), and Content (35) Stedwell, probably Gilbert's children. Also in Gilbert's household were boarders Clara Barto (16) a common school teacher, her brother Clarence Barto (10), and Clara's second cousin and future husband Edward Wing Huson (26), a farm laborer and son of Wing Huson. Gilbert Stedwell was prosperous, with his farm valued at $7950.

Lydia died at the age of 79 on February 4, 1892, and was buried near Wing and Anna in the Huson Cemetery just outside of North Collins.
Stephen T. Huson

Stephen T. Huson is believed to have been born around 1800 in Saratoga, New York. Nothing else is known about him.
Jane Huson

Jane Huson was born June 18, 1801 in Saratoga County, New York. She married Salma Hawley, a farmer, on April 3, 1820, and resided in Evans, Erie County, New York. In the 1830 census they were still living in Evans along with their children; Selina (8), Ira (6), Sarah (4), and Alonzo (2). They were neighbors of her brothers, Wing Huson and John T. Huson.

In the 1840 census, Salma (44) and Jane (40) were living in Brant in Erie County with their children; Selina (18), Ira (16), Alonzo (12), John (10), Huldah (6), and Hannah (4). Their neighbors included her siblings' families, Wing and Lydia Huson, and Sarah and Shadrack Sherman, as well as other relatives and friends such as Henry, Enos, William, Samuel and Charles Tucker; Gilbert and other Stedwells; Elias Chapin; and Warren Hussey.

In the 1850 census Salma (54) and Jane (49) were still living in Brant with children; Ira (26), Alonzo (22), John (18), Huldah (16), Hannah (14), and Salma (8). Ira, Alonzo, and John were farming along with their father, and Salma owned real estate worth about $5,000. They were still neighbors to Wing's widow Lydia and the children, and Enos Tucker and Gilbert Stedwell, as well as many others. Hannah and Bartholomew Fields were not far away in Collins.

In the 1860 census, Salma (65) was still living in Brant, but Jane was not listed. Perhaps she was away visiting someone when the census was taken; or, her death date may be wrong and she died earlier. In the household with Salma were son John (28) farming; S. L. (22) a female domestic [probably John's wife]; son Salma B. (18) a domestic; H.J. (2) [probably John's son]; and H. T. (1/2) [also probably John's son]. Salma had real estate valued at $3,600. Salma died in Brant on January 25, 1862, at age 65. Jane reportedly died on May 7, 1868 in Brant.

Children of Salma Hawley and Jane:
1. Selina - Born Nov 18, 1822. Married William Birdsall. Resided in Grand Rapids, MI
2. Ira S. - Born Mar 13, 1824. Married Ann M. Kimball. Resided Perrysburg, NY
3. Sarah W. - Born Nov 8, 1826. Married William Brown. Resided Evans, NY
4. Alonzo M. - Born May 20, 1828 in Brant, NY.
5. John Huson - Born Mar 29, 1832 in Erie Co., NY. Married 1st: Sarah D. Carrier, 2nd: Josephine P. Ackley. Was a farmer in North Collins, NY.
6. Huldah A. - Born about 1834.
7. Hannah M. - Born about 1836.
8. Salma Bartholo - Born Aug 23, 1841. Farmer in Grand Rapids, MI.

John Tompkins Huson

John Tompkins Huson was born on February 14, 1803 in Brant, Erie County, New York. He married a Lydia L.

3/2/1827 Collins Quaker Meeting: women's meeting inform they have come to a conclusion to accept the acknowledgement of Lydia Huson with which this meeting unites

7/31/1828 Ibid.: women's meeting forwarded an essay of denial against Lydia Huson for being guilty of the sin of adultry which was approved and signed

In the 1830 census, John and Lydia were living in Evans in Erie County along with the families of Jane and Salma Hawley, Wing and Anna Huson, Hannah and Bartholomew Fields, Henry Tucker, and others. Their household consisted of John (26), a female (20-30), (wife Lydia 22), two men (20-30), and an elderly woman (60-70), probably John's mother, Sarah (Wing) Huson (67).

On August 21, 1832, John bought property described as T8 R9, part of Lot 11, Sub. A, 80 acres. On January 23, 1833 he bought more property described as T7 R8, 50 acres, for $212. And again on June 11, 1833 he bought another 80 acres in T8 R9, part of Lot 11, Sub. D. All were bought from the Holland Land Company of Erie County.

John died on January 15, 1835 at the age of 31 years, 11 months, and 1 day in Brant, Erie County, New York. He was buried in the Huson Cemetery.

John's wife Lydia purchased property on October 22, 1835 described as T8 R9, part of Lot 1, 50 acres.

On December 14, 1836, SARAH (WING) HUSON, THOMAS HUSON and wife RHODA, Wing Huson and wife Lydia, Bartholomew Fields and wife Hannah, Salma Hawley and wife Jane (all except THOMAS were residents of Evans), sold property to Lydia Huson [widow of John T.] of Collins, T8 R9, part of Lot 1, 50 acres, in her possession now, for $300 (Deed Bk. L88, p190)

Lydia died on May 10, 1844 at age 36 years, 14 days and was buried near John in the Huson Cemetery.
Edward Hoag Huson

Edward Hoag Huson was reportedly born about 1806, but no trace of him has been found in the records, except possibly as the 16-26 year old male in the 1830 census of the family.

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