You confirmed my hunch, i.e., that Oliver was the son of Eleazer, not Eli, and thus we have the "missing" generation.Do you have Eleazer's wife?
Also, I am trying to pin down Oliver's son Joseph -- do you have more on him?I am trying to match "my" Joseph Colegrove who married Hannah Allyn in 1788 in Windsor to the Joseph who according to "the book" was a son of Oliver and who also married a woman named Hannah before moving to DeRuyter, Madison Co., NY.
My Joseph and Hannah had a daughter named Almena Colegrove who married James Gibbs in 1813 in Windsor, CT -- Almena and James then moved almost immediately to Groton, Tompkins Co., NY.This is not far from DeRuyter, Madison Co.,and Truxton, Cortland Co. both in central NY, where a number of Colegroves from RI settled between 1793 and 1820, including the book's Joseph and Hannah.
I know that my Joseph's wife Hannah (nee Allyn) lived at least later in her life in NY, as she is buried with Almena and James, her tombstone citing her as "Wife of Joseph", who would have already died somewhere else -- Truxton or DeRuyter?
The book, however, does not mention "my" three children of Joseph and Hannah -- Hannah, Allyn Mather, and Almena, all born between1788-1793.There is a gap in time for the book's Joseph and hannah to have had my three children, but why are they not listed?I am thus a long way from tying my Joseph to the Joseph, son of Oliver, son of Eleazer.
I have found a Joseph Colegrove in Litchfield, CT, in the 1790 census -- there are no Jospeh's in the 1790 RI census.I wonder if my Joseph does not belong to one of the eastern CT Colegroves, say from Voluntown.The move to Windsor would thus make sense right after the Revolution, a move to Litchfield would also make sense by 1790.And a move from Litchfield to central NY circa 1813 would also make sense historically.
I also find reference to a Joseph Colegrove in East Windsor, Midddlesex Co., NJ, in 1808, which could have been another stop en route to NY.I know a group of Litchfield people in NW NJ after the Revolution only to have their land claims voided -- they then move up into NY.
The 1820 and 1830 censuses show a Jopseph (along with an Eli, Nathan, William, Oliver, and Thomas)in Cortland County, NY -- these names all correspond with the book's family, and suggest that the book's Joseph and mine are indeed the same.