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51 2: 5 mo. 1647 Leaver, Thomas (I1445)
52 20 Feb 1847, as calculated from his gravestone Dunlap, John Henry (I167)
53 21 Jul 1837, per the Deweese family book Family F818
54 211 CHARITY HAVILAND, daughter of Isaac (73) and Elizabeth (Bates) Haviland, b. 8 of 12 mo., 1750; d. Danbury, Conn., 18 of 9 mo., 1836; m., first, Barnes Hatfield, after 1768; she m., second, after 1782, Capt. Knowles Sears, b. 1738; d. Ridgefield, Conn., June 17, 1817, son of James and Desire (Tobey) Sears. Capt. Sears m., first, Susannah Townsend, who d. of smallpox, April 24, 1782. They had ten children.
Issue (Sears):
499 Charity, b. Aug. 14, 1789; m. Stephen Crosby.
500 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 26, 1790; m. Nathaniel Brush.
501 David H., b. 1794; m. Sally Morris.
502 Phebe, unmarried.

--Haviland Genealogy, p. 179 
Haviland, Charity (I720)
55 22 Aug 1851, per Find A Grave Edwards, Evan Owen (I1816)
56 22 July 1920, according to his marriage record Poock, Paul Alfred Jr. (I787)
57 22 Oct 1878, per marriage certificate France, Raymond Bud (I1536)
58 22 Sep 1872, per his father's biography Miller, Ellis (I2181)
59 23 BENJAMIN COLE (Hugh2, James1), 10th ch., b. Swansea, 1678; m. June 27, 1701, Hannah Eddy, daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Bullock) Eddy; d. Sept. 29, 1748. His wife d. May 15, 1768, and both were buried in the Kickemuit burying ground. He was a deacon from 1718 until the time of his death. The will of Deacon Benjamin Cole of Swansea, husbandman, is dated Jan. 22, 174-- (last figure gone). He mentions his wife Hannah, and his five sons, Jonathan, Benjamin, Israel, Ebenezer, and Andrew, and his two daughters, Hopestil Butterworth and Hannah Ormsby. The home farm is given to Andrew, his wife Hannah to have home in the house as long as she remains single. Will probated at Taunton Oct. 4, 1748. The house built by Benjamin Cole in 1701 is standing as built.

--The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633, pp. 35-36 
Cole, Benjamin (I1224)
60 23: 2 mo. 1642 Dresser, Mary (I1438)
61 25: 10 mo. 1663 Burpee, Thomas (I1452)
62 26 March 1845, per death certificate Forss, Erick (I1020)
63 27 Feb 1873, per biography Family F678
64 27 March 1803, per the church records abstract, which is definitely incorrect Family F1204
65 28-NATHAN MASON, (9-Isaac, Sampson) born in Rehoboth, May 10, 1705; married, August 26, 1731, Lillis Hale, daughter of John and Hannah (Tillinghast) Hale. She was born in Swansea, October 2, 1714.

Nathan Mason was a blacksmith by trade and lived in Swansea during the greater part of his life. After 1750 however, he appears to have resided elsewhere and the birthplace of his younger children is unknown.

He died May -- 1758. He is buried in the old family burial plot on the north side of Swansea, near Hortonville, and the inscription upon his gravestone say that he died in his fiftieth year. This is apparently an error, due to imperfect family records and the lapse of time between his death and the erection of the gravestone, for this was probably not erected until after the death of his widow. She married second, January 30, 1763, Mial Peirce and died December 15, 1797. She is buried beside her first husband, Nathan Mason.

Children of Nathan and Lillis (Hale) Mason.

73. i. Samson, born September 27, 1732.
74. ii. Barnard, born March 15, 1735.
75. iii. Jesse, born March 21, 1737.
iv. Lillis, born May 8, 1739; married Isaac Fish, Jr. March 16, 1764.
76. v. Nathan, born February 21, 1741.
77. vi. Freelove, born April 25, 1743.
78. vii. Innocent, born August 20, 1745.
79. viii. Mary, born June 30, 1748.
80. ix. Aaron, born June 29, 1749.
81. x. Rosanna, born -------
82. xi. Sibbel, born ------
83. xii. Levi, born October 15, 1752.
84.xiii. Pardon, born August 14, 1758.

The ten elder children were born in Swansea, Mass. and possibly some of the others but they are not recorded. It is said that there were two more daughters, Nancy who married Nathan Wood of Cheshire, Mass. and Phoebe or Phobe.

All the sons and several of the daughters of Nathan Mason settled in or near Lanesborough in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. After a few years however, Pardon Mason removed to Providence, Rhode Island.

--Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, pp. 62-63 
Mason, Nathan (I1233)
66 28: 6 mo. 1657 Leaver, Jonathan (I1446)
67 29 Jan 1888, per Find A Grave Nyboer, Gezina Johanna (I4319)
68 3 April 1919, per SSDI Forss, Arlene L. (I1050)
69 3 of her 4 children living in 1900, per census High, Rebecca (I2203)
70 32. THOMAS BURKBY (Burpee) was keeper before the Court in Boston, 1635 (Mass. Col. R.). He was of Boston, 3 Sept., 1639 (Pope); was in Rowley about 1651. Seee John Hill (88).

He brought with him his wife, Martha. She was the daughter of John Cheney of Newbury, and widow of Anthony Sadler of Salisbury, who was drowned 23: 2 mo. 1650 (Salisbury R.). She married Burpee between 12: 2 mo. 1651 and 14: 4 mo. 1653 (Norfolk Deeds, Salem, 1: 65). She was buried 24 June, 1658. He married (2) 15 Apr., 1659, Sarah, daughter of John Kelley of Newbury, where she was born 12 Feb., 1641. He died 1 June, 1701. His widow, Sarah, died 25 Dec., 1713.

-Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, p. 56 
Burpee, Thomas (I1401)
71 34. Barnes Hatfield (Joshua, Peter, Thomas), was born at White Plains, Jan. 15, 1739; died there Feb. 9, 1786 and is buried with his father in the Presbyterian Churchyard. According to Mrs. Frost in her Haviland Genealogy, p. 179, "he married after 1768, Charity Haviland, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Bates) Haviland, who was born Dec. 8, 1750; died Sept. 18, 1836, at Danbury, Conn. After his death she married Capt. Knowles Sears, as his second wife." According to the same authority Barnes and Charity Hatfield had one daughter Sarah, who married Thomas Haviland.

Barnes Hatfield was taxed in Phillips Patent in 1777. He forfeited his land in Fredericksburg. He was the only son of Joshua Hatfield's sons who served in the British Army, in which he was a Captain.

The following is quoted from a letter from Theodorus Van Wyck to Henry Livingston, Jr., Commissioner of Sequesters for Dutchess Co., dated at Fishkill, Feb. 16, 1779; "Mr. Slocum Burling, a fighting Quaker, a Refugee from the enemy, has made application for that part of the farm which was the first property of Barnes Hatfield. He is a worthy sensible man and I beg of you not to engage it to another." As stated Barnes died soon after the close of the Revolution, probably at White Plains. (Joseph Pierce, Loyalist, testified at Cumberland, N.S. on March 31, 1786, that he acted as Sergt. in the Foot Company commanded by Capt. Barnes Hatfield, until he left N. Y. in July 1783, being the 4th Corps of Refugees under command of Delancey. He joined the British in 1778.)

--The Hatfields of Westchester, p. 73 
Hatfield, Barnes (I719)
72 36-PELATIAH MASON, (10-Pelatiah, Sampson) born in Swansea, Mass. December 16, 1711; married first, Nov. 22, 1733, Hannah Hale, daughter of John and Hannah (Tillinghast) Hale. She was born in Swansea, Mass. Sept. 17, 1716. Pelatiah Mason married second, Sept. 4, 1766, Mrs. Judith (Peirce) Tibbetts, widow of William Tibbetts and daughter of Mial and Judith (Ellis) Peirce. She was born in Rehoboth, Mass. Oct. 21, 1720 and was living in Cumberland, Rhode Island, Sept. 29, 1781, when the will of her husband was proved. Pelatiah Mason was a carpenter by trade and resided in Swansea until about 1760. November 17, 1759 he purchased from Boylston Brayton a farm in Cumberland and probably removed to that place soon after. He died in Cumberland, Sept. --- 1781.

Children of Pelatiah and Hannah (Hale) Mason.
101. i. Jonathan, born April 20, 1734.
102. ii. Timothy, born June 7, 1736.
103. iii. Lydia, born November 5, 1738.
iv. Lois, born February 23, 1739-40; married Jesse Mason, son of Nathan and Lillis (Hale) Mason.
v. Anne, born May 29, 1742; married, Feb. 3, 1760, Benjamin Mason, probably son of Charles and Keziah (Miller) Mason. They had Hannah, Charity and Keziah Mason who probably removed to Berkshire County, Mass. Anne Mason evidently died before the date of her father's will.
vi. Hepsibeth, born September 20, 1744.
vii. Hannah, born May 16, 1750; married, January 26, 1769, Deacon Chase Round. She was his second wife.
viii. Zerviah, born November 1, 1753; married, March 11, 1773, Ephraim Whipple, son of Ephraim Whipple of Smithfield, R. I.
104. iv. Amey, born November 9, 1758.
The children were born in Swansea, Mass.


In the name of God Amen, I, Pelatiah Mason of Cumberland in the County of Providence in the State of Rhode Island and Providence plantations, yeoman, being weak in Body But of Sound mind and memory, (Blessed be God therefore) do this sixteenth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty one make and Publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

Imprimus. I Commend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it to me, and my Body to the Earth from whence it Came, in hopes of a Joyfull Resurrection through the merits of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and as for Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me, I dispose thereof as followeth.

Item. I Give to Judith Mason, my loving wife, Twenty Silver Spanish milled Dollars To be Raised and paid to her Annually out of my Estate by my Executors herein after named. During the Term of time she shall Remain my Widow and shall bear my name, and should it so happen that she shall marry with Another man, then and in such case my Will is that she shall have and Receive Ten Silver Spanish Milled Dollars Annually from my Executors During her Natural Life. I Likewise Give to my said Loving wife all and singular the household Goods she Brought with her to me at our marriage, Together with one Cow, a case with Draws, a Tea Table, Six Stone plates, Six napkins and one half of my Towels & Table Clothes with the privelege To Abide in the North Room of my Dwelling house (having a fire place therein) for the Term of six months next after my Decease. Together with all Necessary Provisions for her Subsistence During Said Term, all of which I give to my said Loving wife in Lien of her Right of Dower and power of thirds in my Estate, if she see cause to accept the same. But should my said wife not accept thereof and ask for her right of Dower agreeable to Law, then and in such case I Give the articles above Given to my said wife over and above what she Brought to me at our marriage together, to my well beloved son, Timothy Mason.

Item. I Give to my well beloved Daughter Hepzibeth Mason the Improvement of the Two Lower Rooms in the West end of Now Dwelling house for the Term and space of Five years next ensuing after my Decease, Provided she Remain unmarried During that Term, and after which period to Possess and enjoy the southwest Room in my said Dwelling House below, with a fire place therein. During the Term of time she shall remain unmarried, with free Liberty to Cut fire wood on my homestead farm sufficient to maintain one fire, with free Liberty to Cart the same to said Dwelling house. Together with one Feather Bed and furniture, one Cow, one Case of Draws, Two tables, one pair of Loom Slays and utensils thereunto belonging, one Chist, Ten Chairs, the Remaining other half of my Towells and Table Cloaths, all my Puter, Earthern and Cast Iron Ware and fire shovel and Tongs. Together with all Necessary provisions for her and her Two Daughters for the Term of six months next after my Decease, all which Articles (Excepting said provisions) to be Delivered to her by my Executors within Two months after my Decease.

Item. I Give to my well beloved Grand Daughter Roby Brown (the Reputed Daughter of David Brown) one Feather bed and furniture, and one cow, the Cow to be Delivered to her by Executors when she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years or at her marriage Day, Either of which that my first happen.

Item. I Give to my well beloved Grand Daughter Lurana Ballou (the reputed Daughter of Jesse Ballou) one Cow, to be delivered to her by my Executors when she shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years or at her marriage Day, either of which that may first happen.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Grand son Pelatiah Ballou three pound Lawfull Silver money to be paid To him by my Executors when he shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years.

Item. I give to my well Beloved Grand son Jonathan Mason my horse, saddle and Bridle to be Delivered to him within Two months after my Decease.

Item. I give to my well Beloved Grand Daughter Hannah Mason, Daughter of Benjamin Mason, one flock Bed and furniture thereto Belonging, to be Delivered to her by my Executors within Two months after my Decease.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Grand Daughter Charity Mason, Daughter of the said Benjamin Mason, one Cow, to be Delivered to her by my Executors when she shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years or at her marriage Day, Either of which that may first happen.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Grand Daughter Kezia Mason, Daughter of the said Benjamin Mason, five Silver Spanish Mill'd Dollars and five sheep, to be delivered to her by my Executors when she shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years or at her marriage Day, either of which that may first happen.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Daughter, Hannah Round, one Cow and five sheep, to be delivered to her by my Executors within three months after my Decease.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Daughter, Zerviah Whipple, five sheep and one note of hand I have against her Husband, Ephraim Whipple, for thirty Spanish Mill'd Dollars, to be Delivered to her husband within three months after my Decease.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Daughter, Amey Brown, five Silver Spanish Mill'd Dollars and five Sheep, to be paid and Delivered To her by my Executors within three months after my Decease.

Item. I Give to my well Beloved Daughter, Lowis Mason, one Cow, and five Silver Spanish Mill'd Dollars, to be paid and Delivered to her by my Executors within three months after my Decease.

Item. I Give to my Two Beloved Sons, Jonathan Mason & Timothy Mason, All my Land and Buildings Situate. Lying and being in the Township of said Cumberland, Containing by Estimation one hundred and Twenty acres, be the same more or less, Bounded Easterly with the highway, Southerly with the Land of Col. George Peck, South Westerly with Pawtucket River, and Northerly on Land Belonging to the heirs of Jothan Carpenter Deceased, and Land of my son Timothy Mason and Stephen Brown or however otherwise the same is Bounded or Reputed to be Bounded, To be Equally Divided Between them. Due Regard being had to Quantity and Quality in the Division thereof (the said Jonathan and Timothy paying out of the Same Equality between them the Legacies herein before given) which Lands & Buildings Described as above said, to be and Remain unto them the Said Jonathan Mason and Timothy Mason Severally & Respectively and to their Several and Respective heirs and Assigns as an absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee simple forever.

And my mind and will further is that my son Timothy Mason have a Driftway, in some Covenant place where it Can Best be spared, from the Land he now ownes through the above Described Land into the above said highway.

And Lastly I Give to my said Two Sons, Jonathan Mason & Timothy Mason, all the Remaining and Residue of my personal and moveable Estate Both within Doors and without Doors, Nothing Excepted or Reserved, they paying out of the same my Just Debts and funeral charges which I hereby order to be done as speadily and with as much Punctuality as may in Reason be Expected, all which to be Equally Divided Between them.

And I do hereby Constitute, make and ordain my said Two sons, Jonathan Mason and Timothy Mason, Joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and Do hereby utterly Disallow, Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me in any wise Before named, willed and Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year first Before Written.

Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced and Declared by the said Pelatiah Mason as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us whose names are hereunder Written who Did Each of us Subscribe our names as Witnesses at his Request and in his presence.

James Lovett.
George Peck. Pelatiah Mason.
John Dexter.

Probated September 29, 1781.
[Cumberland, Rhode Island, Probate Records, Book 5, page 422.]

--Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, pp. 71-75 
Mason, Pelatiah (I1237)
73 4. Pieter (or Peter) Hatfield (Thomas) was born possibly in Mamaroneck, and was baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church in New York on March 31, 1683. He was married about 1710, to Elizabeth Travis, daughter of one of the original White Plains patentees. The will of her sister Martha (Travis) Lyon of Rye, shows that Elizabeth was sister to Robert and David Travis of Courtlandt, to Sarah, wife of Gabriel Lynch, Sr. of White Plains, and to Catherine, wife of Samuel Purdy.
Peter Hatfield as the oldest son of his father, inherited his father's interest in the undivided lands of Mamaroneck, but not the home. In 1698, when the inhabitants of Mamaroneck took the Oath of Allegiance, there were no male Hatfields old enough to sign, so Peter could not then have reached the age of twenty-one. It was not required of him to sign the second deed obtained from the Indians in 1701, because his mother owned the home and she signed, but it is possible that he was not then quite of age. When, in 1706-7, the land was actually divided and the upper lots laid out, Peter Hatfield received an eighth share in the division, in the right of his father. His lot in the last division was No. 7 (see map) and extended from the Fresh Meadow lots, in possession of the inhabitants in his father's time, back to the present Scarsdale line. For some reason the Hatfield family did not remain in Mamaroneck (perhaps because their home had been sold) for in 1708, Peter Hatfield sold his "one full eighth part of all lands and meadows in Mamaroneck, divided and undivided" to John Disbrow, Mamaroneck, reserving to himself but one allotment of salt meadow. He had previously sold 7 acres to Arnold Bassett (who married the widow of Abraham Smith of White Plains), a certain parcel to Eleazer Gedney, and one acre of meadow to Samuel Hunt. The salt meadow allotment, he sold in 1726, and it was when making the sale that he described it as land inherited as the oldest son of his father Thomas Hatfield.
Just when Peter Hatfield purchased his first land in the White Plains patent it is impossible to determine, but it was probably about the time he sold his Mamaroneck inheritance, and before the Rye people had settled their dispute with Caleb Heathcote over the possession of the White Plains land, which was decided after the death of Caleb Heathcote in 1720-21. Probably his wife also inherited, or was deeded, some of the Travis' land. As Peter Hatfield sold land next to his own in White Plains to his brother Thomas Hatfield, in 1716, which land had been originally laid out to Peter Disbrow of Rye, and as Peter Disbrow is said to have been father to Henry Disbrow, Sr., of Rye and Mamaroneck, it is presumed to have been an exchange of land between the Disbrows and Peter Hatfield. The land which Peter Hatfield purchased was in the middle of the patent and extended from the Scarsdale line on the (then called) South, across to the road of Mamaroneck. John Travis owned land in Fox Meadow in Scarsdale just over the boundary line in White Plains, west of which boundary line Peter Hatfield settled.
Peter Hatfield built his house on the road to Eastchester very near the Scarsdale line. After his death, it passed into the possession of his son Peter, who occupied it with his family and his mother, who had a life interest. Probably the wife of Peter, Sr., died at about the time Peter, Jr. sold the entire tract and moved away. It was owned by John Bates, a loyalist for about ten years, but Bates forfeited all his lands during the Revolution. The Hon. Richard Hatfield (No. 39), Surrogate for Westchester Co., bought back a part of the lands of his grandfather after the Revolutionary War (that part lying on the road to Eastchester). The eastern part was purchased by Griffin Lynch. The house stood, until about fifty years ago, near the Scarsdale line. Another house north was occupied by Richard Hatfield's widow at the time of her death. This tract, owned by Richard Hatfield, contained about 175 acres and covered about half of the tract originally owned by his grandfather Peter Hatfield in White Plains.
Peter Hatfield's oldest children were baptized in the Church at Tarrytown. The family of his wife Elizabeth (Travis) all moved to Courtlandt Manor and the Courtlandt people were many of them members of this church. In 1729 some of the inhabitants of White Plains and Rye (White Plains then belonging to Rye) petitioned for permission to form a Presbyterian church, and Peter Hatfield's name is on this list. The church was established at White Plains in 1729 and Peter Hatfield became an active member. He was one of the Trustees and he with Caleb Hyatt and John Turner received a quitclaim deed from Moses Owen to the land upon which the church was built in 1750. Moses Owen with Jeremiah Fowler and Peter Hatfield witnessed the will of William Fowler of Fox Meadow in Scarsdale in 1731. William Fowler of Fox Meadow in Scarsdale was neighbor to Peter Hatfield, his land lying on both sides of the road to Eastchester.
Peter Hatfield was called as a witness at court on June 5, 1729, probably in a dispute over the bounds of his former property at Mamaroneck, which at this time had passed into the possession of Capt. Henry Fowler, (Jr.). Henry Disbrow, Jr., neighbor to Capt. Henry Fowler, Jr., brought suit against Capt. Henry Fowler, Jr., and the witnesses first sworn were Thomas Baxter and Peter Hatfield. "A survey of the division was read," and James Morgan and John Griffin were then sworn. James Morgan had owned the land, and had sold it to Capt. Henry Fowler, Jr., (then of Eastchester) in 1716. Two deeds were read for the defendant. Then Benjamin Griffin and Gerardus Drake and Mr. Clews were sworn. The Griffins owned the land next to the Fowlers, and Gerardus Drake was their (the Griffin's) brother-in-law. The court records are so meagre that it is quite impossible to obtain much information from them. In 1757, in the case of Caleb and Elisha Hyatt vs. David Ogden, receipts from Peter Hatfield to David Odgen [sic], and from Moses Knapp to Caleb Hyatt, were exhibited in court. This could imply that Peter Hatfield had once owned at least a part of the tract of land below his which later belonged to the Ogdens (see map of White Plains), and that Moses Knapp also owned land which he disposed of to Caleb Hyatt. Peter Hatfield was a carpenter and builder and probably invested more heavily at first in White Plains land than the records show, but his lands were all in one locality (see map). 
Hatfield, Peter (I741)
74 4th of August, according to the Holcomb(e) Genealogy Holcomb, Wallace Chester (I50)
75 5 Dec 1843, per death certificate Miller, Hulda (I2183)
76 5 of her 9 children were living in 1900, per the census Wilson, Mary E. (I2718)
77 5: 7 mo. 1649 Leaver, Mary (I1416)
78 58-18. SERGT. SAMUEL DRESSER (Samuel 58-3; John 58), born 23 Aug, 1673; married 13 May, 1700, Mary, daughter of Thomas Burpee (32). She died 13 June, 1732. He married (2) (int. in Ipswich, 16 Nov., 1733) widow Sarah Moulton of Newbury. He died 2 Nov., 1752 (Ch. R.).

His will, dated 29 Nov., 1748, mentions himself as of Ipswich; wife, Sarah; sons Samuel, David, eldest son, Daniel, to have the homestead in Ipswich; son-in-law Jacob Perkins; daughter Mary Perkins; grand-daughters Mary and Mehitable Perkins; grandson Benjamin Safford (Essex Probate, 331: 62). Administration on her estate was granted, 8 Aug., 1757, to her son, Moses Ordway, of Newton, N. H., (Essex Probate, 334: 493).

His home, after 1712, was in Ipswich Village, near the Rowley line.

--Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, p. 103 
Dresser, Sergeant Samuel (I1399)
79 58-3. SAMUEL DRESSER (John 58), born 10: 12 mo. 1643; married 9 Dec., 1668, Mary, daughter of Thomas Leaver (115). "Samuel Dresser, senr dyed most suddenly Dec. 28, 1704" (Ch. R.). Administration granted, 1705 (Essex Probate, 308: 330). In the settlement of his estate his widow, Mary; eldest son, Samuel; sons John, Joseph, Thomas, Jeremiah, Benjamin and Henry; daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Hannah, are mentioned. Sons Samuel and Joseph take the real estate and pay the other heirs (Essex Probate File, 8323). His widow, Mary, died 21 Aug., 1714. Her will, dated 25 July, 1714, mentions children Mary, Samuel, Elizabeth, John, Joseph, Hannah, Thomas, Benjamin and Henry (Essex Probate, 311: 184).

--Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, p. 101 
Dresser, Samuel (I1415)
80 58. JOHN DRESSER, "shoemaker," had an acre and half house lot on Bradford Street, 1643. He was about 61 years old, 1668 (Essex Ct. Files). He brought with him his wife, Mary. He was buried 19 Apr., 1672. His will, dated 5 Mar., 1671-2, mentions wife, Mary; eldest son, John; son Samuel and daughter Elizabeth; grandchildren John, Mary and Martha, children of son John; two daughters (unnamed), children of son Samuel (Essex Probate).

--Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, p. 100 
Dresser, John (I1435)
81 6 of her 10 children were living in June 1900, per the census Davis, Elizabeth A. (I811)
82 6:00 p.m. Fell, Olive (I1624)
83 6. Elizabeth Seaman, born about 1653; married Colonel John Jackson, son of Robert and Agnes (Washburne) Jackson. (He was born between 1645 and 1650; died 1724 or 1725). Colonel John Jackson was a prominent public man, and one of the first settlers of Jerusalem, L. I. Member of Assembly, January 11, 1664; Member Commission to Governor Stuyvesant, 1685; Pattentee [sic] of land, 1687; Captain of Queens Troops in expedition to Albany, July 9, 1689; Juryman, 1691 to 1695; High Sheriff of Queens County, 1693 to 1709 and 1710 to 1716; Representative from Queens County to Colonial Legislature, 1699; Justice of the Peace of Queens County, 1700; Lieutenant Colonel, 1701; Colonel, December 30, 1701; Member of Protestant Petition to King William III, 1703; Commissioner of Highways, 1710 to 1723; Judge of Queens County. They had eight children, of whom seven are on the census list of 1698:

Samuel Jackson, married, first, Ruth Smith; married, second, Abigail Seaman (67), daughter of Thomas and Mary Seaman, and had eight children.

John Jackson, married Elizabeth Hallett, daughter of Samuel and Bridget (Blackwell) Hallett, and had seven children.

James Jackson, married 1694, Rebecca Hallett, daughter of William Hallett of Halletts Cove. They settled at Rockaway in the Town of Flushing, and had twenty-one children.

Elizabeth Jackson, married Charles Doughty.

Martha Jackson, married Peter Titus.

Sarah Jackson, married Joshua Barnes.

Mary Jackson, married Jeremiah Scott.

Hannah Jackson, married Richard Seaman (65), son of Thomas and Mary Seaman.

--The Seaman Family in America, p. 22 
Seaman, Elizabeth (I2669)
84 7 of 10 of her children were living in 1900, according to the census Gonia, Rosalia (I2262)
85 7 of 8 of her children were living in 1900, according to the census
11 of 12 of her children were living in 1910, according to the census 
Borzych, Helena (I2372)
86 71 BENJAMIN HAVILAND, son of Benjamin (26) and Charity (Farrington) (?) Haviland; b. probably about 1716, for in 1724 his father's estate was administered and he was the eldest of four children, and on March 15, 1730, Thomas Haviland was appointed his guardian, and therefore he was certainly not 21 at that time. However, Lucy Gerow (No. 454), who d. in 1878, daughter of Isaac Haviland, son of above Benjamin, says that her father Isaac was 7 years of age when his father, Benjamin, d., and that said Benjamin was 59 years old. I am inclined to accept the statements of Mrs. Gerow, but if they are true there is an error regarding the Benjamin's [sic], and I am inclined to credit the story of a missing generation, or to assume that the above Isaac Haviland was the son of Benjamin, who was b. between 1692 and 1694, of Jacob Haviland, said Jacob (5) being the real pioneer Haviland in Haviland Hollow. I have felt convinced many times that there must have been a Benjamin Haviland contemporary with William Haviland, who was not his son, but the destruction of Flushing records will always prevent further research along those lines. (See No. 5.)


Inn the name of God Amen the 21st day of May 1759, I Benjamin Haviland of Rye in Westchester and Province of New York, Yoeman [sic], being indisposed and not well in health but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in manner following--Imprimis I will and order that my just debts, funeral charges and the charge of settling my estate be paid out of my moveable estate by my executors hereinafter named. Item, I order and it is my will that my loving wife Charlotte Haviland shall have the use, benefit and possession of all my lands and tenements in Rye during her remaining my widow or until my youngest son John Haviland shall be of age, for her support and bringing up my children. I further give unto my said wife Charlotte over and above the use of my lands as aforesaid, my best bed bedstead and furniture unto the same belonging and 30 pounds in money out of my moveable estate to be delivered and paid her by my executors in lieu of her third part of my moveable estate. 
Haviland, Benjamin (I2676)
87 75--JESSE MASON, (28-Nathan, Isaac, Sampson) born in Swansea, Mass. March 21, 1737; married, March 22, 1758, Lois Mason, daughter of Pelatiah and Hannah (Hale) Mason. She was born in Swansea, Mass. February 23, 1739-40. Jesse Mason was a carpenter by trade. About 1770 or a little later he removed to Lanesborough in Berkshire County, Mass. His wife Lois died Sept. 1, 1788. He is said to have married second, in 1813, Mrs. Pratt. He died Oct. 17, 1823.

Children of Jesse and Lois (Mason) Mason.
181-b. i. Esther, born October 17, 1759.
182. ii. David, born April 5, 1761
183. iii. Nathan, born August 8, 1762.
iv. Elizabeth, born October 1, 1763; possibly married James Cole.
184. v. Lydia, born July 4, 1765.
185. vi. Zephaniah, born August 29, 1766.
186. viii. Daniel, born March 26, 1769.
186-a. viii. Prudence, born July 26, 1770.
ix. Reuben.
187. x. Lorana or Laura.
xi. Lois; probably married Stephen Greenman.
188. xii. Jesse, born July 24, 1778.
Four other children who died young.

The eight elder children were born in Swansea, Mass. The younger children were born in Lanesborough, Mass.

--Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, pp. 110-111 
Mason, Jesse (I1194)
88 8: 11 mo. 1646 Dresser, Jonathan (I1439)
89 8. Joshua Hatfield (Peter, Thomas), was born April 9, 1716, after his parents had settled in White Plains. He was baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church at Tarrytown, June 18, 1717. He lived at White Plains and died there on July 15, 1802, aged 86 years, the last of his generation of this line of Hatfields to pass away. He succeeded his father as Trustee of the Presbyterian Church, and he and his family are all buried in that churchyard. He was married in 1738 to Sarah Barnes, daughter of Joshua and Sarah Barnes of Rye, who was born Jan. 5, 1714, and died Nov. 14, 1773.
Joshua Hatfield, probably with the aid of his father (who left him but ten shillings in his will of 1753), began to purchase land in White Plains as early as 1743, when he bought out George Lane, who moved to Courtlandt Manor, and in 1751 he bought adjoining land from Henry Scott and Exansia, his wife, who also moved to Courtlandt. He bought adjacent lands on both sides of the road until he had acquired a tract of 260 acres. This land was south and east of his father's and of Jacob Griffin's which laid between the two estates. He put up gates across the road leading south from the Old Road to Mamaroneck; one just below Benjamin Horton's land (afterwards Joseph Horton's and then his son Azariah's), and the other at the Scarsdale line adjoining. These gates were not removed until the survey of lands in Scarsdale belonging to the Heathcote heirs was made in 1774, when the road was made public by deed. He mortgaged this land in 1786 and 1788, to his son, the Hon. Richard Hatfield of White Plains.
The earmark for Joshua Hatfield's cattle was entered on the records at Rye, in 1748, and is described as being "a hole through each ear and a half-penny under the left or near ear." He held the offices of Assessor from 1739 to 1747; Overseer of Roads in 1783 and Assessor in 1784, but this may have been his son of the same name, about whom very little is known. Joshua Hatfield and Joseph Lyon, both older men, compose the Revolutionary Committee for White Plains in 1777, but it hardly seems possible that he was the Capt. Joshua Hatfield in question although several good authorities have claimed it. His sons were all officers in the Revolutionary Army with the exception of his oldest son, Barnes, who was a Captain in the Loyalist Army; and the Joshua who was a Captain in the Loyalist Army, and the Joshua who was commissioned captain was without doubt his son Joshua.
The Rev. Silas Constant in his Journal under the dates of 1789 and 1790, writes of preaching at Yorktown and White Plains, and of stopping at J. Hatfield's and "at Hatfield's." The editor of his Journal thinks it was at the home of Richard Hatfield that the Rev. Silas Constant stopped, but the Journal says J. Hatfield's and Joshua was the early Trustee, although his son Richard succeeded him. The editor also calls this Joshua Hatfield the captain. Apparently one of his sons and his family were living with Joshua Hatfield when the census of 1780 was taken, as he is listed as having in his family, 4 males under 16, 3 over 16 years of age, 4 females, and 3 slaves. His son Abraham is not listed as being a householder.
Joshua Hatfield served as Juror in the Court of Common Pleas in 1755, and had a lawsuit with Gil Bud Horton in 1774.
In his will dated Dec. 20, 1797, and probated July 28, 1802, Joshua Hatfield devised to his son Joshua two suits of homespun clothes within two years after his death; two daughters Elizabeth Barnes and Patience Bonnet, all linen marked S.B.; to his son Richard 10 shillings; to son Abraham all movable estate; farm to be sold and after debts were paid, one third of remainder to son Peter and two thirds to son Abraham; sons Richard and Abraham executors. In 1803 most of the farm was deeded by the executors to his sons Abraham and Peter; they mortgaging it to their brother Richard.

--The Hatfields of Westchester, pp. 40-41 
Hatfield, Joshua (I725)
90 9 of 12 of her children were living in 1910, according to the census Pelagia (I2374)
91 9-ISAAC MASON, (1-Sampson) born in Rehoboth, July 15, 1667. His name is not mentioned in his mother's will, probably because he was not indebted to her. She had divided her husband's estate among her sons some years before her death and made a bequest only to Sampson, appointing as trustees, the older sons, Samuel and Joseph, and naming Pelatiah and Benjamin as indebted to her. Isaac Mason was a shoemaker by trade and lived in Rehoboth for some years after his marriage to Hannah ----?. About 1706 he removed to Swansea where he probably erected the house, still standing, which by tradition was his home. He was chosen Deacon of the Second Church of Swansea soon after its organization in 1693 and continued in that office until his death which occurred January 25, 1741-2. He was undoubtedly buried in his family burial lot, near his home on the north side of Swansea, not far from the present Hortonville post office, but his grave is unmarked. His wife, Hannah, was living when his will was made in 1741, but the date of her death is unknown.

Children of Isaac and Hannah (-----) Mason.
i. Hannah, born January 9, 1694, in Rehoboth; died Feb. 26, 1697.
ii. Mary, born January 26, 1695, in Rehoboth; died March 4, 1697.
25. iii. Isaac, born December 26, 1698, in Rehoboth.
26. iv. Sampson, born February 24, 1700, in Rehoboth.
27. v. Hezekiah, born June 6, 1704, in Rehoboth.
28. vi. Nathan, born May 10, 1705, in Rehoboth.
29. vii. Oliver, born August 20, 1706.
30. viii. Hannah, born March ---- 1710.
ix. Benjamin, born April 10, 1711. He is not mentioned in his father's will and evidently died young or without issue.
x. Mary, born May 21, 1713.
The four younger children were born in Swansea.


In the name of God, Amen. the seventh day of March, one thousand, seven hundred and forty-one, in the fourteen year of his Majesty's reign I, Isaac Mason of Swanzey in the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, being in reasonable health, blessed be God, being advanced in years and knowing it is appointed for men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, and first of all I commit my soul to Almighty God that gave it and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and touching such worldly estate that God hath been pleased to give me shall be disposed of in manner and form that and my will is that all my just debts first be paid.

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Mason all the improvement of the east end of my dwelling house and cellar, well and yard room and a way to go and come to said house and the profits and privileges and appurtenances of all my homestead farm in Swanzey where I now dwell, during her natural life; but my son Oliver Mason, his heirs or assigns shall or may improve said farm and pay to his mother a reasonable yearly rent to my said wife or her order and I also give to my said wife my stock of cattle and other creatures and household goods, and after my wife's decease my will is that said household goods and stock of cattle and other creatures shall be equally divided between my two daughters namely, Hannah Luis and Mary Bowen or their legal representatives.

Item. As touching my son Isaac and my son Sampson, I gave them lands by deed of gift according to my ability before they deceased.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Nathan Mason the one half of six acres of lot marsh meadow lying on the east side of New Meadow river in Swanzey aforesaid, in partnership with the widow Mary Mason, to him and his heirs and assigns forever; also I do acquit and discharge my son Nathan of a receipt under his hand that he gave me of eighty pounds that he received of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Oliver all my right and share in a piece of salt meadow by Capt. Mason's land on the south side of New Meadow river in Swanzey aforesaid and also I give to my son Oliver all my said homestead farm, housing, lands, meadows, with their appurtenances and all my rights of lands in Swanzey, to him my said son Oliver and his heirs and assigns forever and my will is that my wearing apparel shall be equally divided to my two sons Oliver and Nathan.

Item. And my will is that the burying place in the south west corner of my land, four rods square, shall be free for a burying place for my posterity.

I give and bequeath to my three grandchildren, children of my son Hezekiah deceased, namely, Melatiah Mason, Hezekiah Mason and Phebe Mason the sum of seventy pounds in money or bills of the new tenour, that is to say, I give to Melatiah the sum of thirty five pounds and to Hezekiah the sum of thirty pounds and to Phebe I give five pounds which make up the abovesaid sum of seventy pounds to be paid by my executor after my wife's decease and as they come to lawful age, and I do make, ordain and constitute my son Oliver Mason that liveth with me and hath care of my concerns, sole executor of this my last will and testament, ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared
by the said Isaac Mason to be his last
will and testament in the presence of us
Elisha Mason. Isaac Mason. [Seal]
Israel Cole.
Joseph Mason.
Probated March 16, 1741-2.
[Bristol County, Mass. Probate. Vol. 10, page 130.]

--Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family, pp. 26-29 
Mason, Isaac (I1239)
92 9. PETER, (Peter, John) b. in Newbury Nov. 6, 1663, m. in Watertown Oct. 7, 1691, Mary Holmes.

"The aged Widow Cheney" d. at Watertown Jan. 28, 1746, "aged 82"; an entry which seems to apply to this woman. As "Mary Holmes" witnessed a deed of Peter Cheney in 1702, and the author of the Poor Genealogy says that in a document known to him Peter Cheney calls Henry Poor (who had married Mary Holmes) his "son-in-law," it may be gathered that Mary, wife of Peter Cheney was a widow Holmes at the time of her marriage to him; having at least one child, Mary Holmes. That is all that has been ascertained, however, after much investigation.

Peter Cheney was one of those valiant Newbury soldiers who "served in the blockhouse" in defence against Indians in 1704, and received pay,--"allowance of 16 shillings and 5 pence," for the same.

His father gave him fifteen acres of land Dec. 3, 1690, and a half interest in the saw-mill on Falls river with twenty-four acres of land more, Jan. 10, 1694-5; certain rights in this he sold to Francis Wainwright of Ipswich Dec. 30, 1696. It seems to be clear that he continued in the saw-mill business through many years. July 2, 1714, he sold one half of his homestead to his son Nicholas.

Peter Cheny and Mary his wife sold to their son Nicholas Cheny, all of the town of Newbury, for £30, "the one halfe part of a certain tract of land in the Township of Newbury which was given to me by my Father Peter Cheny of Newbury dec'd, by a Deed of gift bearing Date the twenty third day of December sixteen hundred and ninety which deed was fifteen acres be it more or less as it is bounded by the falls River on the North by land of Nathan Wheeler and land formerly laid out to Robert Robertson and Town Common on the South and by land of Benjamin Pearson on the West which halfe of Said fifteen Acres is the western end adjoyning to said Benjamin Pearson's land Only I reserve to my selfe & my heires and assigns forever a way of one Rood & a halfe broad on the South side of said halfe of said fifteen acres from the Comon to the Eastern halfe of said Fifteen acres." July 2, 1714.

April 14, 1718, he signed a power of attorney for the settlement of the estate of his uncle, Rev. Nicholas Noyes, in conjunction with brothers and sisters and cousins. This is the last record we have found relating to him.

--The Cheney Genealogy, p. 229-230 
Cheney, Peter (I3201)
93 A. B. PORTER, postmaster, Wyalusing, was born in Newton [Newtown], Fairfield Co., Conn., January 10, 1834, and is a son of M. B. and Sabra (Peck) Porter. M. B. Porter, who was born in Danbury, Conn., in 1808, learned the trade of blacksmith, which he followed several years; then began to preach the Gospel, belonging to the Wesleyan Methodist denomination; in 1844 he came to Bradford county, and after a short sojourn in Pike township, he purchased a farm in Herrick township, where he resided some time; he then went to LeRaysville, and from there to Montrose, where he was engaged in mercantile business, and died June 20, 1876; of a family of four children, three reached maturity, viz: Horace S. (deceased), Harriet M. (married to Hon. Asa Nichols, and died in LeRaysville in December, 1889), and our subject. A. B. Porter was born and reared on a farm, attending the common-school until seventeen, when he began teaching, which he followed about twelve years, attending the LeRaysville Academy in the meantime; he afterward took a course in Bryant & Stratton's Commercial Academy, in Philadelphia, graduating from same, October 4, 1861. He enlisted in Company L, Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, in 1862, he was promoted to hospital steward, and veteranized December 26, 1863; he served until July 13, 1865, and was then mustered out with his company; he participated in over forty engagements, among which were Second Bull Run, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Wilderness and the campaign against Richmond. After returning home he learned the photographer's business at Wyalusing, where he remained twelve years, and was traveling salesman for a book house one year. In July, 1889, he received his appointment as postmaster at Wyalusing. Mr. Porter was united in wedlock, January 5, 1870, with Amelia R., daughter of Henry and Martha (Taylor) Gaylord, and they have the following children: Sabra L. (born October 13, 1870), Gustavus A. (born June 22, 1872, died September 23, 1872), and Evangeline (born August 28, 1877). The family worship at the Presbyterian Church of Wyalusing. Mr. Porter is a member of Jackson Post, No. 74, G. A. R., also of the I. O. O. F., No. 808, Wyalusing, and has passed all the chairs; he is a Republican in politics, and has held the office of justice of the peace fifteen years.

--History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania (1891), p. 1096 
Porter, Asahel B. (I7256)
94 Aariantie (feminine of Aaron), bap. Kingston July 28, 1684. She was a witness or sponsor at the baptism of her sister Jannetie's son Jacob March 17, 1706. Nothing else found.

--Van der Mark Ancestry, p. 105 
Van der Mark, Aariantie (I643)
95 Aaron S. Dresser settled in Ohio in Oct., 1824. He has been a preacher and has reared a superior family.

--History of Sutton, p. 690 
Dresser, Aaron Story (I300)
96 Aaron Smith, a pioneer of Troy township, died at his home on Saturday of the grip. He was ill only a few days. He was born in Pennsylvania, coming to Wood county in 1833. His age was 83 years 9 months and 20 days. The funeral was held from the M. E. church at Luckey, Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. A. S. Bowersox, the pastor, officiating.

--Pemberville Leader, Vol. XXVI, No. 16, Thursday, January 19, 1911

Cause of death (according to death certificate): nephritis and old age 
Smith, Aaron (I335)
Wood County's Oldest Citizen Passes Away--Born in 1800, and a Resident of this County for 57 Years--A Delayed Obituary, but Interesting.
The SENTINEL's correspondent from Six points sends in the following very interesting life sketch of an honored old pioneer, and apologizes for its lateness by the statement that the article was compiled in the most part from a partially prepared life history from the pen of the subject of the sketch.
Six Points, April 24, 1893.

Aaron Story Dresser of this place died quite suddenly of paralysis at his home, Monday, April 17. He had had several attacks of this disease, the first of which occurred in the autumn of 1888, and since that time, as seldom is the case, he had had three partial strokes of the same, the fourth occurring Monday and resulting in his death.

Mr. Dresser was born in Boscarwen, N. H., July 1, 1800. His father was Samuel Dresser, and old revolutionary war veteran, of Rowley, Mass. His mother was Rachel Story of Hopkinton, N. H. He lived in N. H. until February 1824, endured many hardships and privations, and came to Ohio in the autumn of 1824 with his uncle, Aaron S. Story; passed through Cleveland, Milan, Norwalk, and Mansfield, then only small villages. He taught school in New Haven and bloomfield during the winters of 1824 and 1825 and became a christian about this time. He first bought land in Richland county in the year 1825 and began to clear the same. He was married to Esther H. Davis of that county, April 30, 1826. Seven children were born to them--two sons and five daughters, three of whom survive him. Mr. Dresser moved from Richland county to Marion county and remained there about a year. He owned land in that county and sold it and bought in Portage township, Wood county, where he moved with his family in June, 1834, and remained there until the time of his death.

When he moved to Wood county there were but few settlers in the northwestern part of the state. Most of the state was forest and very heavy at that. The Indians mostly had gone to Upper Sandusky to the reservation. Mr. Dresser built himself a cabin at once and began the battle with nature in removing the trees. He came to this country with neither dog nor gun, and strange to say, was never molested by any wild animals or Indians. McCormick's grain mill at Millgrove began grinding in September of the same year Mr. Dresser came to Wood county. At this time he was a minister in the M. E. Church, and was soon successful in organizing a class, and Rev. Harlow Hill of Montgomery township, was made class leader. Mr. Dresser ever labored to maintain a good christian character and to stand for the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He was honest and true to all as a husband, father and neighbor. He contributed largely to the erection of all the churches within eight miles of his home, and ever esteemed it a pleasure to be invited to speak in any of these sanctuaries. He endeavored daily to keep a good and gentle christian spirit and sow the same seed.

He was until about a year ago possessed of a large amount of land in Portage and Montgomery townships, but at that time very justly divided it as he thought best among his surviving children and was happy in the knowledge that each owned an equitable share before he closed his eyes on this world.

The funeral took place Wednesday, April 19, from the M. P. Church, Rev. McNutt of Bradner, officiating, and the remains were laid to rest beside his wife in the West Millgrove cemetery. Peace to his ashes.

--The Wood County Sentinel, Thursday Morning, May 4, 1893 
Dresser, Aaron Story (I300)
98 Abstract of obituary published in the Wisconsin State Journal, 30 March 1992, p. 4D:

Janet L. Voss of Deerfield died on 28 Mar 1992 in Milwaukee at age 80. She was born 22 Mar 1912 to Guy and Mayme (Kirch) Dunlap in Mazomanie. Funeral services 2 Apr 1992 at 11:00 a.m. at the Deerfield Lutheran Church. Burial in Deerfield Lutheran Cemetery.

Janet married Kenneth Voss 18 Mar 1937. She was a member of the Deerfield Lutheran Church.

Janet was preceded in death by: her husband Kenneth Voss (d. 1970). She is survived by: son Reverend John (Jane) Voss of Raymondville, Missouri; daughter Mary (Lloyd) Bergstrom of Brookfield; sisters Jean Rochon of Mazomanie and Dorothy (Leonard) Szudy of West Allis; grandson Jason.

Abstracted by Andrew Szudy on 13 Jun 2013. 
Dunlap, Janet Louise (I163)
99 Accidentally electrocuted France, John Edward (I4351)
100 According to calculation from death record, he was born in 1824, but the record seems very vague on his age. Dunlap, Adam G. (I3073)

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