Boltwood, p. 528
Royal and Catherine had the following children:
1465 M i Edmond Sacket-1576 was born on 28 Mar 1795. Edmond married Ann Kentner-1576sp.
Ann Kentner, of Brooklyn, Ohio.
1466 M ii Chester Sacket-1577 was born on 20 Dec 1796 in Westfield, MA.. He died on 16 Jun 1848 in Turin, NY..
of Westfield, Mass. - [Weygant]
"Born in Westfield ... resided in Turin, N. Y., where he d. June 16, 1848, ag 51." - [Boltwood, p. 258]
Chester married Maria Bush-1577sp daughter of Enoch Bush and Lucy Noble on 20 Dec 1820.
Cousin of her husband, Chester. - [Boltwood, p. 527, 528]
Maria's mother, Lucy Noble and Catherine Noble, the mother of Chester Sacket, were sisters.
1467 M iii Marvin Sacket-1578 was born in Dec 1799. He died on 17 Nov 1801.
baptized April 13, 1760. Resided in Hebron, NY.
Grace married Warham Gunn 1 on 25 May 1777 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. Warham was born in 1757 in
HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 MASSACHUSETTS [p.5] HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS 1790 BLANDFORD TOWN - page 103
Name of head of family: Gunn, Warham
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 6
From "Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution:
Volume 6, page 953: Gunn, Warham, Westfield. Private, Westfield co. of Minute-men commanded by Lieut. John Shephard, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; discharged May 12, 1775; service, 22 days; also, Capt. Malcolm Henry's co., Col. David Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 14, 1775; service, 2 mos., 3 weeks, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Henry's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 23, 1775.
Volume 6, page 954: Gunn, Warham. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloper's (12th) co., Col. David Mosley's (3d Hampshire Co.) regt.; marched June 12, 1782; discharged June 14, 1782; service, 3 days; company marched to Northampton June 12, 1782, in support of the government.
They had the following children:
+ 1468 F i Rhoda Gunn + 1469 F ii Dolly Gunn 1470 F iii Betsey Gunn. 1471 F iv Lydia Gunn. 1472 F v Ann Gunn. 1473 F vi Grace Gunn. 1474 F vii Julia Gunn. + 1475 M viii Chester Gunn
666. Lucretia Shepard-182sp 1 (Elizabeth Sacket , Benoni Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 16 Feb 1758 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. She was christened on 13 Apr 1760. She died about 1830 in Denmark Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH.
TSFONE lists that she possibly married Daniel Sacket.
baptized April 13, 1760
Lucretia married Ensign David Sackett-182 1 son of Isaac Sacket-39 and Elizabeth Shepard-39sp on 23 Apr 1773 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. David was born on 19 Aug 1743 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.. He died on 6 Jun 1838 in Denmark Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH.
of Westfield, Mass., and later of Ohio
Information on this line supplied by Wayne Shepard and Patty Chrisman. - T. King
His record in the War of the Revolution reads:
Sacket, David, Westfield, Ensign, in Capt. Malcomb Henry's Co., Col. David Brewer's (9th) Regt. Company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. Also recommended in Committee of Safety at Cambridge June 17, 1775, that said officer be commissioned by Congress. Also Ensign Capt. Malcomb Henry's Co., David Brewer's Regt., muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1771 (sic); engaged Aug. 9, 1775; service 2 mos. 3 weeks, 6 days.
David Sacket (8/31/1743-6/6/1838) from Westfield. Served as ensign in Captain Malcom Henry's
company, Colonel David Brewers 9th regiment; muster roll dated I August 1775; enlisted 9 May 1775; service 2 months 3 weeks 6 days; recommended in Committee of Safety at Cambridge, 17 June 1775, that said officers be commissioned by Congress.
He was commissioned by Congress as an Ensign. His commission was signed by Joseph Warren, President Pro-temp dates 19 May 1775 and served till January 1776. when he was again commissioned by Congress as a 2nd lieutenant. His commission was signed by John Hancock. He served in Captain Warham Parks'company, in Colonel Ebenezer Learned's 3rd Continental Infantry Regiment from 1 January 1776 till 31 December 1776. He served in the following battles-Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, Rochester, Long Island, White Plains, Trenton and Princeton.
He was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Shepard) Sacket. He was born at Westfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He served in the American Revolutionary War as an Ensign, 2nd Lieutenant and Lieutenant with Massachusetts State troops, and one year (1776) in the Continental Army. He married Lucretia Shepard. In the 1790 U.S. Census they had one son and four daughters and were living in the town of Blanford, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He and his family continued to live at Blandford, being shown in the 1800 and the 1810 U.S. Census. His pension documents, from 1817, indicate that he moved with his wife Lucretia, his youngest son, John, and one daughter to Denmark Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio. At the time of his wife's death, circa 1830, he appears in the U.S. Census, age 87, living in Denmark Township, with a younger man and woman, possibly his son David and wife, in the household. He died at the age of 95 and is buried in the Gould Cemetery, Pierpoint Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.
His revolutionary war and pension records from the National Archives, Washington, D.C., indicates that he served in the Continental Army from Massachusetts, number S.40,379. It reads:
"David Sacket, residing in the County of Ashtabula, in the State of Ohio, on his Solemn Oath, declares and says, as follows, to wit- - That he was born in the County of Hampshire, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the 31st day of August one thousand seven hundred and forty four - that he entered into the military service of the United States in the revolutionary war with Great Britain, as an Ensign in the Massachusetts Bay service by virtue of a Commission, signed by order of the Congress of that Colony, signed by Joseph Warren, President P.T. thereof, and countersigned by Saml. Freeman Secy. pro tem. dated 19 day of May AD 1775 -he was attached to the foot company of the Regiment of Foot, whereof David Brewer was Colonel - that he served in the above mentioned Regiment, until the 1st day of January AD 1776, when he received a Commission as Second Lieutenant by order of Congress of the United Colonies - Signed by John Hancock President thereof and attested by Charles Thompson Secy. - by his said commission he was appointed to serve in Captain Parks company, in the 3rd Regiment of Foot, commanded by Ebenezer Learned in the Army of the United Colonies, raised for the defense of American liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof - that he served as Lieutenant, in the Regiment last mentioned for the period of one year -that during his service as Ensign and Lieutenant he was in the following named battles - to wit - Bunker Hill so called - at Dorchester heights - at Rochester point when Colo. Wm. Shepard was wounded - at Long Island - at White Plains near New York - at Trenton and at Princeton, when he was discharges by General Washington from the service - this discharge he has lost - that he was frequently in service during the conflict for independence, after his discharge, but it was in the militia - that he is in reduced circumstances and needs the assistance of his Country for his support - that he voluntarily relinquishes his all and singular the pensions, if any, which have been before granted to him by the laws of the United States - He herewith transmits to the Secretary of War for the U. States the commissions hereinbefore mentioned -which he has been able, much by accident however, to preserve - He has no further evidence within his knowledge and reach to adduce in support of his claims for a pension. - He therefore prays for relief under the Act of Congress, dated the 18th day of March 1818, intitled An Act to provide for certain persons, ingaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war. /s/ David Sacket -
The State of Ohio, Ashtabula County. ss.
Be it remembered that David Sacket hereinbefore mentioned, who in my presence subscribed his own
name to the foregoing statement, personally came before me the subscriber, President of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the third Circuit in the state aforesaid, on the nineteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, at Jefferson in the County aforesaid, and on his corporal oath declared the foregoing statement, by him subscribed, to be true and just.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto at Jefferson aforesaid in the County of Ashtabula aforesaid and state of Ohio aforesaid, on the day and year last above written, subscribed my name officially.
/s/ George Tod.
to the Hon. the Secretary at War, for U. States - The Dept. will please direct to me at Youngstown, Trumbull County, Ohio, and oblige. G. Tod
The Declaration supplementary and (illegible) Foregoing application for a pension on solemn oath made -that under his Commission as 2d. Lieutenant he served the period as before stated, in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Ebenezer Leamed in the "Massachusetts Line" underline and on the Continental Establishment.
/s/ David Sacket
Sworn to and subscribed before me President of the Court as is hereinbefore stated the 10th day of June 1819 - At Jefferson in the County of Geauga in the state of Ohio. /s/ George Tod
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name officially, at Jefferson in the County of Ashtabula aforesaid, the 10th day of June 1819. /s/ George Tod
I George Tod President as aforesaid do further certify, that it appears to my satisfaction that the said David Sacket, did serve in the revolutionary war, as stated in the preceding declaration, against the common enemy for the time of nine months at one time, on the continental establishment. Given at Youngstown in the County of Trumbull of Ohio, this 12th day of August 1819 /s/ George Tod
The State of Ohio Geauga County) Be it remembered that I George Tod President of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the third Circuit in the said state of Ohio, do hereby certify that the applicant for a pension, David Sacket in the forgoing original and supplementary declaration mentioned, is one and the same person - and that he the same David Sacket is in reduced circumstances - and that he really needs the assistance of his Country for his support. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name officially at Jefferson in the County of Ashtabula aforesaid, the 10th day of June 1819. /s/ George Tod
State of Ohio, Ashtabula County) Court of Common Pleas, June Term 1820. On this Day of June 1820 Personally appeared in open Court being a Court of Review for the County aforesaid, David Sacket aged seventy-six years old, Resident in said County, who being first duly sworn according to law, Doth on his Oath Declare that he served in the Revolutionary war as follows (to wit) twelve months in the company commanded by Capt. Warharn Parks in the Regt. commanded by Colonel Learned in the line of the state of Massachusetts - on the Continental establishment - that during the time aforesaid he served as Ensign in the Company aforesaid a part and the remaining part of the twelve months aforesaid he served as a Lieutenant in the said Company - That he applied for a pension under the Act of Congress approved 18th March 1818 on the 19th day of June 1818, and that he received a pension certificate numbered (14.503). And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 -and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner Disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to so diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an Act of Congress Entitled an Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary war, passed on the 18th Day of March 1818, and that I have no property or securities, contracts, or debts due to me other than what are contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.
One horse One tea kettle
One year old steer One dish kettle
One pony One meat barrel
Thirty pounds pork One pair fire tongs
One old hern plough One axe
One piece of a chain One Iron kettle
One Debt of Nine Hundred Dollars One Debt against William. Baker of - 15.00
against Warren Parks - Supposed to be worth nothing One Debt against John Boomhouse (?) -20.00
And the said David Sacket further saith that by occupation he is a farmer - that by reason of bodily
infirmities he is unable to labor but little. That his family consists of himself and Lucretia his wife whose age is sixty four years unhealthy constitution and much debilitated and incapable of supporting herself. That he is indebted to John Bible in the sum of Forty Dollars --- 40.00
To the estate of Daniel Knapp --------------- 18.00 his
David X Sacket
Swom to and subscribed on this 21 Day of June 1820.
/s/ T.R. Hawley, Clerk C.P.
I - Timothy R. Hawley Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Ashtabula Do hereby Certify that it is the opinion of the court aforesaid that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the foregoing schedule is sixty five dollars.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed the seal of the said Court at Jefferson this 21 Day of June 1820
/s/ T. R. Hawley, Clerk, C.P.
The State of Ohio, Ashtabula County ss)
I - Timothy R. Hawley, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Ashtabula and State of Ohio, Do hereby Certify That since the first Day of this month Q. F. Atkins, Levi Brown, Phillip Goff & Noah Hoskins, Esquires, have been and now are acting Justices of the Peace in and for Said County Duly Commissioned and qualified & that full faith & credit are and of right ought to be given to all their Official Acts as such. - In Testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed the Seal of said Court and annexed my official Signature this sixteenth Day of September A.D. 1824
/s/ T. R. Hawley, Clerk.
I - Q. F. Atkins of lawful age being duly sworn Depose and say that some time in the spring of the year 1820 while serving as Sheriff of the County of Ashtabula, Ohio, I was called upon by a Mr. Church from the State of Massachusetts to go with him to John Sackets in Pierpoint in the County and State aforesaid to serve a Capias in favor of a brother of the said Church unless he could effect some compromise with Mr. Sacket that should secure the debt - At his request I went to the house of Mr. Sacket and heard the conversation that passed between Church and Sacket - Church proposed to Sacket that if he would Mortgage the farm to his brother that he bought of him, and for which he had paid in part, that he would allow him a year, (if I remember rightly) to pay the amt. due, which was from five to eight hundred dollars - At that time David Sacket, the father of John Sacket was (with his wife and Daughter) living in the house with his son, John -It appeared by the conversation that David Sacket (the father) had paid most if not all that Mr. Church's Brother had received toward the farm; and the Father manifested much unwillingness to subject his part of the farm (as he & his Son had divided it) to the incumbrance of a Mortgage; stating that he was old and that if he lost it, he should be left destitute, for he had paid all he was able to for land - After he was convinced that the claim of Mr. Church's Brother bore equally upon the whole farm, in case the money could not be raised to discharge the debt, he (David Sacket) consented to the Mortgage deed which was given at that time to Church's Brother, and which eventually held the farm. I have been acquainted with David Sacket for four or five years past and believe him to be an honest, upright man that would not knowingly defraud the U. States or an individual of even the smallest sum - From my knowledge of David Sacker's pecuniary affairs, I am satisfied that at the time he was entered on the Pension list of the Army of the Revolution he was in indigent circumstances, and that the schedule of his property furnished the War Department was substantially correct - And further this Deponent saith not.
/s/ Quintus F. Atkins.
Personally came Quintus F. Atkins who being Duly sworn says that the within Deposition by him subscribed is true according to the best of his recollection, knowledge & belief.
Jefferson, Sept. l6th, 1824. /2/ Noah Hoskins, Justice of the Peace
I, Paul Howland of lawful age being Duly sworn Depose and say that I have been intimately acquainted with Mr. David Sacket pensioner of the United States for the space of three years and an half. That I did work on a barn for him in the year 1821 and Received payment for the same to the amount of 24 Dollars 50 cents, and that I put up a house and inclosed it for 62 1/2 Dollars and there was work performed on the inside for 19 1/2 Dollars. 7 1/2 Dollars of which yet remains Due to me. I further state that the payment I have Received was in money which he received from the United States as a pension. I further state that Mr. Sacket is a man whose character for truth and veracity has ever been since my acquaintance with him and now is unimpeached and I believe unimpeachable. I would further state that to all appearances Mr. Sacket is nearly Destitute of all kinds of property except such as he has obtained with his pension money.
Denmark (Twp.), Sept. 13th, 1824
Isl Paul Howland
Personally Carne Paul Howland who being duly sworn according to law and the foregoing Deposition being read to him says that the same is true according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, and subscribed the same in my presence this 13th day of Sept. A.D. 1824.
/s/ Levi Brownjust. Peace
I, Peter Knap of lawful age being Duly sworn Depose and say that I have been a neighbor to Mr. David Sacket for the space of seven years - that I am knowing to his, having been almost Destitute of property previous to his receiving a pension from the United States. That I have also been knowing to his purchasing one hundred acres of land on which he now lives and Erecting a house and barn thereon with the money which he has Received from the United States as a Pension with the exception of one horse which turned toward the payment of his land and such labor as he has himself performed in Erecting his house and barn. I further state from my knowledge of his situation I have no reason to believe that he has a note of a thousand Dollars against either of his sons in law or any obligation of any great amount Except the one stated in a Schedule of his property presented to the Court of Common Pleas in June A.D. 1820.
I can further state that Mr. Sacket is a man whose character for truth and veracity has ever been since my acquaintance with him and now is unimpeached and I believe unimpeachable. I would further state that to all appearances Mr. Sacket is nearly Destitute of all kinds of property except such as he has obtained with his pension money.
/s/ Peter Knap
Personally Came Peter Knap who being Duly sworn according to Law and the foregoing Deposition being carefully read to him says that the same is true according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, and subscribed the same in my presence this 13th Day of Sept. A.D. 1824.
/s/ Levi Brown,just. Peace
Note: In the Pension File of David Sacket, other Depositions were made on Sept. 13, 1824, by others of his neighbors: William Crooker; John Dibell, Jr.; Phineas Barker; William Crooker, Sr.; John R. Boombower; Elihu Knap; Giles Ives, and Phillip Goff. These Depositions were identical in wording with that of Peter Knap (Knapp?), above, except that some stated that they had been neighbors of David Sacket for "seven years"; others "nearly seven years"; and one or two "six years". Two of the Depositions showed they were sworn to before Levi Brown at Denmark Township; others, also sworn to before Levi Brown, did not indicate where they were made. Levi Brown married Mahitable Sacket, per Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, underline and was probably a relative of David Sacket, by marriage.
They had the following children:
1476 F i Betsey Sackett-563 is printed as #526. 1477 F ii Lucretia Sackett-564 is printed as #527. 1478 F iii Lydia Sackett-565 is printed as #528. + 1479 F iv Polly Anna Sackett 566 is printed as #529. + 1480 M v Mark Sackett-567 is printed as #530. + 1481 M vi John Sackett-568 is printed as #531. + 1482 M vii David Sackett-569 is printed as #532.
baptized Aug 3, 1760. Known also as "Dorothy"?
Edna Kinzinger had date of birth as May 1, 1758 at Chester, MA. Ancestral FIle AFN: NPH6-SM and IGI had a Shepard Lee vice Elizabeth Lee, b. 1792.
Enoch and Dolly had the following children:
+ 1483 F i Parmelia Lee + 1484 M ii Winthrop Lee 1485 M iii Charles Lee was born on 7 Jun 1782. He died on 12 Jun 1868. Charles married (1) Lusanna Gilmore. Charles married (2) Marie Waters.
She was listed as "Mrs. Marie Waters."
+ 1486 M iv Enoch , Jr. Lee 1487 F v Elizabeth Lee. Elizabeth married Adam Conkey.
668. Silas Shepard 1 (Elizabeth Sacket , Benoni Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 13 Sep 1761 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. He died on 7 Dec 1837 in Galen, Wayne Co., NY.
baptized October 11, 1761.
In the Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: Volume 14, page 118 -
Shepard, Silas. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co. [year not given]; Capt. Kellogg's co.; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Westfield. [Name crossed out on list.]
His name appears as a member of the Charlotte County Militia (Land Bounty Rights), with revolutionary service [James A. Roberts, "New York in the Revolution," (1898), p. 239].
He was appointed Ensign under Capt David Hopkins, Lt Col Commandant David Thomas' (of which William Shepard was Major), Washington County, NY, Militia, 8 Mar 1791; Lt under Capt David long, same Regt, in 1797, and was replaced 11 Apr 1800 because was removed. [NY Council of Appointment, 1: 189, 384, 500].
In the 1790 Census, he was listed as Silas Shepherd in Hebron, Washington Co, NY, with three males under 16 years and four females. He is listed as a Grantor of land on January 17, 1798 [Washington County Index of Deeds].
He applied for pension 31 Mar 1818, aged 56, from Georgia, VT, and again 4 Oct, 1820, aged 59, from Galen, Seneca Co., NY, when his family consisted of a wife and three children (not named) aged 22, 16, and 14. He had enlisted at Westfield in 1778. His brother, John Shepard "late of Georgia," VT, now of Highgate, VT,testified that Silas, "late of Georgia, now of Fairfield," had served.
Name: Silas Shepard
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1529 28
Description of service: New York line
When placed on the pension roll: June 30, 1819
Commencement of pension: March 31, 1818
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks.: Transferred from Franklin county, Vermont.
Silas Shepard and Alida, his wife of Galen conveyed 1 Apr 1826, and he bought 31 Dec 1830 [Wayne County Land].
The will of Silas Shepherd of Galen, dated 24 May 1833, proved 2 Jan 1837, named his wife Rachel, eldest son Silas Shepherd; daughters Lavina Smith, Diana Blighton, and Lydia Balch; second son Heman Shepherd and third son Harry Shepherd, executors; daughter Betsey Brown. [Wayne County Land].
On 22 May, 1837, Silas Shepard and Susan his wife (she signed "Susanna") of York, Washington Co., Michigan, sold to Harry Shepard of Galen a third part of realty devised by Silas Shepard, deceased, to above Silas and their older brother, Heman [Wayne County Land].
REF: Public Records
They had the following children:
1488 F i Betsey Shepard was born in 1785. She died on 24 Jun 1842 in Galen, Wayne Co., NY.
died in 58th year (grave stone, Shepard Corners)
Betsey married Seth Brown on 18 Dec 1806 in Pawlet, VT. Seth was born in 1788. He died on 20 Mar 1850 in Galen, Wayne Co., NY. 1489 F ii Lavinia Shepard was born on 12 Dec 1787. She died on 14 Dec 1858 in Galen, Wayne Co., NY.
birth date calculated
Lavinia married Moses H. Smith. Moses was born on 15 Jul 1785. He died on 10 Jun 1858.
+ 1490 M iii Silas Shepard 1491 F iv Diana Shepard was born in 1792. She died on 8 Apr 1850 in Galen, Wayne Co., NY.
death date from Shepard's Corners grave stone
Diana married Elijah Blighton. Elijah was born in 1801. He died in 1865. + 1492 F v Lydia Shepard + 1493 M vi Heman Shepard + 1494 M vii Harry Shepard
baptized April 3, 1763.
He was listed in the 1790 Census at Hebron, Washington Co., NY, with two males under 16 and two females.
record of children is incomplete (5/1/98).
REF: Westfield Vital Record; information, Elizabeth Hatch (Mrs.L.K.) Curtis, Southington, CT, 1906, granddaughter of Sarah Walker.
Also known as "Sarah"
Walter and Sally had the following children:
+ 1495 F i Sarah Walker Shepard 1496 F ii Abigail Shepard. 1497 M iii Son Shepard.
baptized July 15, 1764.
From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer
Pawlet, Vermont Rutland County
pg. 902 Vol. 3
The first Baptist Church was organized on the first Monday in May, 1790, on the present premises of Allen Whedon, then owned by Edmund Whedon. It was organized under the auspices of Elder Brown, of the church in Westfield, N. Y. Its first members were James Bennett, Thomas Hall, Solomon Brown, Joseph Hascall, John Crouch, Samuel Sisco, Caleb Agard, Nathaniel Harmon, Samuel Abbott, Alexander Trumbull, Edmund Whedon, Lydia Wilcox, Mary Bennett, Hannah Hanks, Miriam Hopkins, Sibel Sheldon, Lydia Agard and Elizabeth Crouch. For the first 10 years, being destitute of a church, its meetings were held in private houses, and not infrequently in barns. It preachers were Elders Brown, Skeels, Green, Wait, Cornell, Dodge, Blood and Beall, each for brief periods. These were among the Pioneer Baptist ministers of Vermont, and many of them were men of decided talent. In 1800, a church was built on the premises of Seely Brown, by the West Pawlet meeting-house company, which was used almost exclusively by the Baptiste for 24 years. Elder Isaac Beall was called to settle over the church in 1801, and continued with it till its dissolution in 1831. A parsonage was built in 1802, which appears to have been designed for a Baptist minister exclusively. The whole number of members belonging to this church was about 200, and it is said to have had 150 at one time. A strict, wholsome and orderly discipline was maintained, as the records and files of the church attest. It was the misfortune, perhaps the fault of this church, to be isolated from sister churches during most of its existence. The first deacons were Joseph Hascall and Timothy Brewster; after them were Josiah Toby and Jermiah Arnold. From its membership, Solomon Brown, Timothy
Brewster, Daniel Hascall and Lemon Andrus were licensed to preach. In 1831 the church dissolved; those of its members who desired it being furnished with certificates of their good standing.
County: Franklin Co.
Name: Jared Wilcox
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1,532 64
Description of service: Massachusetts continental line
When placed on the pension roll: June 5, 1820
Commencement of pension: May 18, 1818
From 1800 Census: Jared Wilcox resided Pawlet, VT; 2 sons, 6 daughters.
From "Pawlet for One Hundred Years" by Hiel Hollister (Pawlet Historical Society, Pawlet, VT), 1976; pgs 256-257: He settled on the present homestead of John W. Nelson, where he rasied his family of ten children. His wife's name was not given here but of the entire family, only the father, Edmund and Electa survivied; the remaining eight died of "consumption" at an early age. He removed to Georgia, VT, and died at an advanced age.
DAR National Number: 74030 - Mrs. Clare Fuller Wilson, born in Emmet County, Iowa, wife of Walter William Wilson.
- Descendant of Daniel Perkins, Capt. Abraham Fuller, Ashbel Fuller, and Jared Wilcox.
- Daughter of Charles E. Fuller (b. 1857) and Ella E. Fletcher (b. 1852), his wife.
- [p. 10] Granddaughter of Andrew J. Fuller and Sarah E. Evarts, his wife; Joseph Fletcher, Jr., and Esther Perkins, his wife.
- Gr-granddaughter of Hiram Fuller and Evaline C. Hatch, his wife; Joseph Fletcher and Esther Perkins, his wife; Jonathan T. Evarts and Electa Wilcox, his wife.
- Gr-gr-granddaughter of Daniel Perkins and Sarah Wilkins, his wife; Ashbel Fuller (b. 1766) and Lorraine Millard
(1768-1841), his wife; Jared Wilcox and Lydia Shepard, his wife.
- Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Abraham Fuller and Lydia Gillette, his wife.
-Daniel Perkins (1757-1853) was placed on the Vermont pension roll, 1818, for service as private, Vermont troops. He was born in Greenfield, N. H.; died in Johnson, Lamoille County, Vt.
- Abraham Fuller (1735-1808) commanded a company at the Danbury raid. His son, Ashbel, served with him as fifer. He was born in Colchester; died in Kent, Conn.
- Jared Wilcox was placed on the Vermont pension roll, 1818, for one year's actual service as private, Massachusetts Troops. He was bom, 1758, in Hebron, N. Y.; died in Vermont.
Jared and Lydia had the following children:
1498 M i Jared Wilcox. 1499 M ii Walter Wilcox. 1500 M iii James Wilcox. + 1501 M iv Edmund Whedon Wilcox 1502 M v Cyrus Wilcox. 1503 F vi Olive Wilcox. 1504 F vii Lydia Wilcox. 1505 F viii Betsey Wilcox. 1506 F ix Mary Wilcox. 1507 F x Electa Wilcox. Electa married Jonathan T. Evarts.
673. Bohan Shepard 1 (Elizabeth Sacket , Benoni Sacket , Samuel Sacket , John , Simon , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 15 Jul 1769 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA. He died on 20 Jan 1833 in Norfolk, St. Lawrence Co., NY.
Baptized as Boan July 23, 1769, and he is also referred to as "Boham" in the Georgia, VT, Vital Records.
Bohan was called of West Haven, Franklin Co, VT, when he bought land in St. Albans 18 Dec 1797 and sold the same 14 Mar 1799; of St. Albans when he bought 5 Oct 1805, but of Georgia, VT, when he bought 21 Oct and 4 Nov 1805, also 1807 and 1810, but of St. Albans in 1814 and 1815. [St. Albans Land]. The 1810 Census lists him at Georgia, VT, with three males under 10, one 26-45, and one over 45; two females under 10, three 10-16, and one 26-45. In "Vermont Warnings Out," by Alden M. Rollins, Bohan Shepard and family are in Highgate on April 2, 1817. Bohan is listed in St. Albans in the 1820 Census with two males under 10, two 10-16, one 16-26, and one 45 and over; females are two under 10, one 10-16, three 16-26, and one 45 and over.
The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: Bohan Shepard was one of the principal traders in Georgia, VT (pg. 242); and he signed a subscription for the settlement of rev. Mr. P. V. Bodge in April 1803 for the Congregational Church (pg 249).
In the 1830 Census, Bohan is in Norfolk, NY, with one male 10-15, one 15-20, and one 60-70; females are one 20-30, one 30-40, and one 50-60.
The first five children were recorded at Georgia, VT.; others possibly in St. Albans (will check - 5/1/98)
From "Grandmother's Tales" by Laura Susan Shepard (Chapman) [Chapman Notes):
Grandfather Bohan Shepard was a tall Vermonter over six feet, and Grandmother Charlotte Stannard Shepard was one of many in a large family. A very small maiden with a fiery temper, and when grandfather asked her father for her hand, he answered as in the "Taming of the Shrew," "You can have her if you can get her!" Which he did and they were married. Grandfather being a successful young business man in St. Albans and for those days counted rich, became the High Sheriff of the county. An honor at that time. They had a large family of children, 13 in all. When one of grandfather's best friends was arrested, which was shock to all of his friends for they had always believed him all that a man should be, Grandfather willingly put his name for his bond $30,000, believing all would be explained. But his friend proved to be a rogue and skipped to Canada. In those days, the early 1800's, there were no laws that would reach him, as now; so Grandfather had to pay the $30,000, leaving him a poor man with a large family. He felt he must begin all over again and in a new country, so he became a pioneer and with his plucky wife and children, came through the almost unbroken wilderness of Northern New York. He settled on the Racquette River at what was later Norfolk, St. Lawrence County. There they made a clearing and built a house, Grandmother meeting the situation bravely.
Grandfather could never give up his luxuries and I remember hearing him tell when an occasion arose, grandfather would disappear in the attic and come down with a complete suit, blue coat with silver buttons (made from silver coins), fancy waistcoat, knee-breeches and silk stockings, shoes with silver buckles; when one suit was shabby another was always ready to take its place, but when and where they ever came from, Grandmother never knew. He wore his hair in a cue for many, many years.
From "History of St. Lawrence County, New York" written in 1878:
The Town of Norfolk: In September, 1810, Timothy W. Osburn, from Georgia, VT, came on with a company of eight or ten men, as an agent for Major Bohan Shepard, of St. Alban's, VT, and erected a saw mill on Trout Brook, which was the first built in the town of Norfolk.
REFERENCES: Public records; family records, George Bohan Shepard, Ogdensburg, NY, 1900. DAR Lineage Books, Members #11241, 12242, and 11243; Child, "Gazetteer of Jefferson Co., NY (for Eliza Shepard, his daughter); NY Genealogical and Biographical record, 58: 381, and New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 88;92 (for fanny Shepard); NY Gen and Biogr record 29: 122 (for Proudfit), and 58: 376 (for Harriet Betsey).
Charlotte's will was written on October 29, 1859, and it was on November 13, 1865 and probated on January 15, 1866 at Ogdensburg, NY. The heirs at law and next of kin listed: Eliza A. Child of Philadelphia, NY; Fanny Farwell of Mayville, NY; Chauncey L. Shepard of Norfolk, NY; Charles Shepard of Ogdensburg, NY; Harriet B. Andrews of Fredonia, NY; Bohan S. Shepard, Mary W. Shepard, Susan A. Shepard, Harriet W. Shepard, George W. Shepard of Chicago, IL; Charles S. Post, Cornelia [Barmoore?], Francis C. Strong of ____?____, NY.
RECORD OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF CHARLOTTE SHEPARD
In the name of God Amen. I Charlotte Shepard of the Town of Norfolk County of St. Lawrence and State of New York aged eighty four years being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the [m? ] following that is to say:
First. I give and devise to my Son Chauncey L. Shepard his heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Second. I give and devise to my Daughter Julia Post her heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Third. I give and devise to my Daughter Eliza Child her heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Fourth. I give and devise to my Daughter Fanny Farwell her heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Fifth. I give and devise to my Son Charles Shepard his heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Sixth. I give and devise to my Daughter Harriet B. Andrews her heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Seventh. I give and devise to my Son Bohan S. Shepard his heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Eighth. I give and devise to my Son Edward M. Shepard his heirs and assigns the sum of One Dollar
Ninth. I give and devise to my Daughter Charlotte S. Shepard all my Personal Estate, Goods, and Chattels of what natural [ ? ] [ ? ]. Also all my Real Estate comprising that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Norfolk County of St. Lawrence and State of New York ~ being parts of Lots Nos 11 and 12 and 13 adjoining the Village Plot in said Town and bounded as follows: [mostly unreadable description of the plot of land].
And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my Son Edward M. Shepard to be the Executor of this my Last Will and Testament . . .
"Grandmother's Tales" - by Laura Susan Shepard (Chapman) [Chapman Notes]:
. . . he [Bohan] became a pioneer and with his plucky wife and children, came through the almost unbroken wilderness of Northern New York. He settled on the Racquette River at what was later Norfolk, St. Lawrence County. There they made a clearing and built a house, Grandmother meeting the situation bravely; having them plant flax, she spun sheets, some of which we still have, and household and linen. They raised sheep and she spun all of homespun for the boy's suits, which were made at home, blankets and evening carpets, of which I remember seeing pieces, and withal was the daintiest possible needlewoman. Sitting up at night to make Grandfather the ruffled shirts his soul delighted in, by the light of a "tallow dip," all by hand and such beautiful stitching! She became famous all the country around for her beautiful quilting and was eagerly sought for, for every quilting-bee. They raised their own pork and in the fall was the making of the sausage meat, head-cheese, pickled souse and all of the old time dishes, laying down salt pork for the year and the family supply of lard; smoking hams; drying beef and the many things they had to do at home in those days. She was such a good nurse, she was always sough for in sickness and an intrepid rider on horseback, She would be seen many times riding miles to help a neighbor, with a child on the pillion behind her, perhaps another in front, always wearing her scarlet camelot cloth cape, one of which she always had; that and her gold beads were her greatest treasures. I was always so sorry that we never had either, but suppose they went to the daughters and not the sons. She was considered the best judge of a horse around, and when she was over seventy, a neighbor brought a colt to her to examine, and as she was stooping over to look at the hooves, he kicked her in the eye, putting out an eye, but the strength all seemed to go to the other eye, so I remember her sitting with her large Bible in her lap, a corncob covered in silk stuck in her waist, into which she stuck one of her knitting needles, knitting stockings and reading at the same time, when she was over ninety and without glasses. We also had a quilt on which she quilted when over ninety, better done with finer stitches than I could ever do, and I have been no mean needle-woman. One quilt had a large horn of plenty in the center quilted in, with fruit rolling out, and after quilting, she would make a hole with the eye of a larger darning needle in the cloth and force in more cotton to make the fruit stand up.
Bohan and Charlotte had the following children:
1508 F i Harriet Shepard was born on 22 Oct 1795 in Georgia, VT. She died on 17 Apr 1811 in Georgia, VT.
Grave stone in Georgia, VT. She was unmarried. [Chapman Notes]
From the inscription on the gravestone at Hubbard Cemetery:
dau. of Maj. Bohan & Charlott Shepard
died April 17th, 1811
age 15 yrs. 6 mos.
go home my friends dry up your tears
i must lie here till Christ appears.
+ 1509 F ii Julia Shepard 1510 F iii Eliza Swift Shepard was born on 16 Sep 1799 in Georgia, Franklin Co., VT. She died on 2 Jul 1888 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY.
His second wife. [Middle named of Swift added from Chapman Notes]. No issue.
Baptized at Grace Episcopal Church, Norfolk, NY, in 1841 [Church Records].
Eliza married Oliver Child on 12 Sep 1844.
she was his second wife
+ 1511 F iv Fanny Maria Shepard + 1512 M v Chauncey Langdon Shepard + 1513 M vi George Washington Shepard 1514 F vii Charlotte Sarah Shepard was born on 12 May 1807 in St. Albans, VT. She died on 2 Dec 1891 in Ogdensburg, NY.
She was a cripple and unmarried [Chapman Notes].
Baptized at Grace Episcopal Church, Norfolk, NY, in 1841. She was baptized may 12, 1869 and became a member August 5, 1869 by Rev. John Frank Winkley. [Church Records]
+ 1515 M viii Charles Shepard 1516 F ix Harriet Betsey Shepard was born on 13 Mar 1812. She died on 29 Nov 1876 in Mayville, NY.
Gravestone states birth as March 13, 1811. The 1865 probate record of her mother, Charlotte, states that her married name was "Harriet B. Andrews of Fredonia, NY."
Harriet married Albert J. Andrews. Albert was born in 1806. He died in 1890. 1517 M x Bohan Sackett Shepard was born on 3 Mar 1814 in St. Albans, VT. He died on 16 Feb 1866 in Chicago, IL.
From Chapman Notes: "These two brothers (with Bohan Sackett Shepard) of Grandfather Charles Shepard settled in Chicago, Illinois when the town was in its infancy in the early 1800's. From the Chicago obituary notices at their deaths in 1850 and 1866 (respectively) they were men of distinction. Both were members of the Chicago Board of Trade. At the deaths of each in turn resolutions were made by the Board of Trade and flags on all vessels in the harbor and the Chamber of Commerce were set at half-mast. Bohan in the Chicago obituaries was designated as Colonel B. S. Shepard but there is no record as to where or when the title was come by. He never married but died at "his residence" No. 3 Park Row, Chicago.
1518 M xi Edward Merritt Shepard was born on 30 Apr 1816 in St. Albans, VT. He died on 2 Jun 1865 in Norfolk, NY.
Lived and died in Norfolk, NY and was unmarried [Chapman Notes]. Date of death from gravestone at High Street Cemetery in Norfolk. In the 1860 Census he was listed as head of household with his sister, Charlotte S., and a Schurlotte, aged 35.
Baptized at Grace Episcopal Church, Norfolk, NY, in 1841[Church Records].
1519 F xii Cordelia Maria Shepard was born on 14 Feb 1819 in St. Albans, VT. She died on 20 Sep 1820 in St. Albans, VT.
Information recorded in McClellan cemetery Records, compiled by Charles W. McClellan, Vol. 35, St. Albans, Greenwood Cemetery. (Repository: St. Albans Free Library). The following is the cemetery stone inscription at Greenwood cemetery, Old Section, Lot 2, Row 37:
died 20th Sept. 1820
aged 1 year 7 months
& 6 days
daughter of Bohan &
Mournful hour, when God,
cut down this flower to
deck the grave.
baptized February 17, 1771
Probably died at Salem, NY, sometime after 1809 (when last child was born).
He moved to Shelburne, MA, with his parents. He married Diana Shepard who died and his second wife was Abigail Stone. They lived in Salem, NY, and later moved to Darien, NY. It is assumed that Diana died at Salem.
REF: "Long Family Records," by J. Montgomery Seaver (American Historical-Genealogical Society - Philadelphia, PA); 1929; pgs 20-21. "The Long Family - The Descendants of John Long Who Settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in the Year 1726," by Paul M. Long (Published by author). [both rcvd from Bernard M. Long 1/19/99]
Abner and Diana had the following children:
1520 M i Walter Long. + 1521 M ii James Long 1522 M iii Abner Long was born in 1796. He died in 1849. 1523 M iv Lewis Long was born in 1801. + 1524 M v Edward Long
Referred to as Polly Woodward - widow. May actually be Mary(Polly) Sheppard?baptized December 4, 1774.
[Obtained initial HIcks file from Chris Wallis 8/12/98]
1790 Census - Bennington, Vt - Lists himself and wife - 1 son over 15, 2 sons
under 15, & 1 daughter. This list does NOT fit the children whose births he
recorded at Bennington. He is not in Bennington in the 1800 census.
IGI Files list additional children born in Champlain, Clinton Co, NY and there
is a Samuel Hicks there in the 1800 census - so evidently he moved his family
west. There are no marriage records for any of his children in Bennington
From the research of his descendant, Chris Wallis:
John's son, Samuel, fought in the Battle of Bennington, VT and decided to reside there. In 1786, he married Charity Corbin. She died in 1802. He married a second time to Polly Woodward. They had six children: George, Melancthon, Henry, James, Edward, and a daughter who died young.
He moved to Champlain, NY in 1798, where he kept a public house until 1810. After that, he was a postmaster, Justice of the Peace, judge, and a customhouse officer.
During the War of 1812, Samuel was a commisary and operated so ardently against the British that they had a price on his head.
Samuel died on July 20, 1825.
Chris also found some interesting information on Samuel Hicks (1760-1825).
in a book titled "History of Clinton & Franklin Counties, New York."
This is the information that the book has about him. He moved from
Bennington, VT to Champlain, NY in 1799 and built the first tavern there. He
was subsequently appointed deputy collector, judge of Common Court of Pleas,
etc. The founder of Champlain was his brother-in-law, Judge Pliny Moore.
Pliny Moore married Charity Corbin's sister. Samuel was also a founder of
the First Presbyterian Church and the first newspaper in town as well as
being the owner of the first cook-stove in town.
The book tells of two violent episodes in which Samuel was involved in while
performing his duties as a customs officer. One incident involved a
gun-battle over a contraband raft on the St. Lawrence seaway. Apparently,
the customs officials has seized the quarter-mile long raft and were holding
it on the New York side. The following night, 50 men seized the raft and
started down the river toward Canada. The Vermont militia, who were there to
guard the raft with Samuel and the customs officials ordered the men to
surrender the raft. When they refused a fierce gun-battle started in which,
legend says, a thousand shots were fired.
According to reports, Samuel fled from the battle by rowing down the river in
a potash kettle. The fact was that he feared for his life and had two of his
men row him from the battle in a small boat. Several threats had been made
on his life, because of his stiff enforcement of the hated non-intercourse
law. This is probably the source of the family story that there was a price
on his head because of this operations against the British.
The second incident took place on the night of June 25, 1808, when a revenue
cutter was stolen from under the eyes of the customs officials. The men who
had stolen the boat were hiding by disguising themselves as women. When
Samuel finally confronted one of the disguised men, he was told by the man to
prepare to die. The next morning, a coffin was found at Samuel's door.
They had the following children:
1525 M i George Hicks. + 1526 M ii Henry Hicks 1527 M iii James Hicks. 1528 M iv Edward Hicks was born 1 about 1813 in Champlain, NY ?. 1529 F v Melancton Hicks. 1530 F vi Daughter Hicks. 1531 M vii George W. Hicks was born 1 about 1805 in Champlain, NY ?. 1532 F viii Ann Eliza Hicks was born 1 before 31 Jan 1808 in Champlain, NY. She died 2 on 28 May 1823 in Champlain, NY. + 1533 M ix Melancton Woolsey Hicks 1534 M x James Allen Hicks was born 1 before 17 Sep 1809 in Champlain, NY.
They had the following children:
1535 F i Mary Thompson Gibbs was born on 20 Jul 1796 in St John in Thanet. 1536 F ii Ann Sackett Gibbs was born on 6 Jul 1798 in St John in Thanet. Ann married Jeremiah Sandwell Strannack on 14 Feb 1824 in St John in Thanet. 1537 F iii Elizabeth Gibbs was born on 28 Nov 1799 in St John in Thanet. She died in Jul 1805 in St John in Thanet. + 1538 F iv Jane Gibbs + 1539 F v Emma Susanna Gibbs 1540 M vi Edmund Gibbs was born on 18 May 1805 in St John in Thanet. 1541 M vii John Dunn Gibbs was born on 18 Mar 1807 in St John in Thanet. + 1542 M viii Richard Gibbs 1543 M ix William Henry Gibbs was born on 28 Mar 1812 in St John in Thanet.
They had the following children:
1544 M i Thomas Sackett was born in 1799 in Ash near Sandwich. 1545 F ii Susannah Sackett was born in 1801 in Ash near Sandwich. Susannah married Richard Goodwin on 26 Jun 1823 in Ash near Sandwich. 1546 M iii Robert Sackett was born in 1805 in Ash near Sandwich. He died in Oct 1807 in Ash near Sandwich. 1547 F iv Susannah Sackett was born in 1809 in Ash near Sandwich. Susannah married Charles Thomas Kelsey on 17 Jun 1840 in St John in Thanet. 1548 F v Mary Sackett was born in 1812 in Ash near Sandwich. + 1549 M vi Robert Sackett 1550 M vii John Sackett was born in 1816 in Ash near Sandwich. 1551 M viii John Henry Donkin Sackett was born in 1823 in Ash near Sandwich. John married Mary Ann Woolett on 26 Dec 1841 in St Pancras Old Church, London.
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