Hello, I have been on a search for Elizabeth Colegrove,I have not seen anything that proves she is the dau of Francis. I started this because I though she was the mother to Nathan Tanner(my line through Wm Tanner) I saw a note where her name was Gardiner,maybe married to George Gardiner and also she had a dau Elizabeth Gardiner,Then I find where George Gardiner deeds Elizabeth, dau of his dec son George 100A of land when she turns 18 on the 1 May 1727.On Nov 10 1727 Elizabeth Gardiner marries John Bently.In 1757 John Bently's son is selling land that was left to his mother by his great grandfather George Gardiner On IGA one time George is listed as parent and Elizabeth the next time. So this puts dau Elizabeth born 1709.Mother Elizabeth marries John Cottrell in 1712,has John 1713, marries Elizabeth Gardiner,(dau Jeremiah) Mary 1715 marries Nathan Tanner in 1734. Hannah 1719.So I have come full circle thinking Elizabeth was mother to Nathan and find she is mother to his wife.
John Cottrell died in 1721 and Elizabeth Cottrell married Wm Tanner in 1722/23,where she is Nathan's step mother. in 1738 with consent of Wm Tanner she deeds land to her son John Cottrell that was her dec husband's land.
I do not believe Elizabeth is mother to any of WM Tanner's Children.I believe Mary Babcock was.I think the ages are wrong on some of the children,because Job Babcock left to Mary Tanner's heirs in 1715 ,