GENERATION ONE AND SOURCES
Alexander Hutchinson and Mary Harrison of Argyle, Washingotn County, New York, had eleven children.(See below.)
See ship passenger list arriving 1822 from Newry, Ireland.
Settled in and bought land in Argyle, Washington County, New York.
See his naturalization papers with Washington County Archives.
(compiled by Polly Lynn, pkLjdL AT gmail.comCite me so we can credit the many sources I cite.)
GENERATION TWO: Alex said he had 11 children
Here let us make a master list of all the children of Mary Harrison and Alexander Hutchinson.Sources used are the ship passenger list and census records for 1830, 1840, and 1850; Alexander's naturalization record and headstones from Prospect Hill Cemetery.See below when I show what each record says exactly.
1.Hugh Hutchinson (born about 1801/1810 in Ireland).In 1839 Hugh Hutchinson was a school trustee for Lick Springs, so in the area of Argyle still.(Susan Brennan, Historian for the Town of Argyle, letter 31 January 2012.).I believe Hugh married Beulah, for there is a cemetery stone for ___ , called the son of H. and B. Hutchinson.In 1840 there is no longer a Hugh Hutchinson in Argyle, but a Beulah Hutchinson is a widow with some children.Did Hugh Hutchinson die between 1839 and 1840?Had he married Beulah?
2.James, blacksmith.(ship passenger list; before 1810 indicates 1830 census).Was this the James Hutchinson of Albany, New York, who married Frances Perry?Was she named Fanny?James Hutchinson and Frances Perry had Robert Hutchinson, John F. Hutchinson, Andrew Jackson Hutchinson, Frances Hutchinson, Harriet Ann Hutchinson, Stephen Hutchinson, Evenline Hutchinson, and Charles Hutchinson. (sources on children of James: Peg Kenaga and Deanna Smith, genealogy.com, Hutchinson forum.)
3.P, a son, born before 1810.P. is so named on the ship passenger list.He may never have existed.I find no P. Hutchinson in the federal census for Washington County, New York.There is no P. Hutchinson buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
3.OR John Hutchinson, blacksmith, who married Matilda.They lived in Easton, Washington County, New York and Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York.They had children, John J. Hutchinson, Eliza J. Hutchinson, Agnes M. Hutchinson Copeland, Robert S. Hutchinson, Eleanor Hutchinson, Andrew M. Hutchinson, and Adda F. Hutchinson.(Source on John J.: Margaret Read.)
3.OR Alexander [named after father].There is a second Alexander buried at Prospect Hill with Alexander Hutchinson.No dates on the stone.
4.Jane, born about 1809 (before 1810 indicates the 1830 census indirectly).Jane married John Simpson and upon the death of her brother, William, was living in Albany, New York.Jane Simpson.
5.George Hutchinson, blacksmith, born about 1811-1812 (ship and 1830 census), died 1876 of Argyle, then New York City. A George Hutchinson, who may be our man, was a blacksmith and served in the U.S. cavalry during the Civil War. (See, the cavalry ride horses and the horses need iron shoes, and George was a blacksmith from New York City.) George the blacksmith married Elizabeth. They had Margaret Hutchinson Adams, George, David, Annie Hutchinson Hanna, Emily, Sarah, and William J. Though there is a "George" buried at Prospect Hill with Alexander Hutchinson there are no dates on the stone, I believe this to be Margaret Hutchinson Ferguson's [husband or son], and I believe our George Hutchinson lived, moved to New York City as did his brother James, and became the man who was a blacksmith.He died in May 1870 and was buried 12 May 1870 in Greenwood Cemetery, lot 5436, section 40, Brooklyn, New York.(Green-wood.com)Links not shown.
6.Margaret Hutchinson, born about 1813-1814 (ship and 1830 census).She appears to have married George Ferguson.Margaret and George were buried in lot VI 167at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Argyle, nearby her proposed parents, Alexander and Mary Hutchinson.
7.William Hutchinson, born 1815 (ship passenger list and Prospect Cemetery, b. 1815).There is also a Mary M. Hutchinson wife of Wm. Hutchinson.Mary is 1838-1865(Loretta Bates, Historian of Washington County, New York sends me these names from Prospect Hill Cemetery, e-mail, October 2012.)Did she die in child birth?William and Mary's must have been an incredibly short marriage with no children.In 1860 there is a [still single] William Hutchinson in Argyle.And again in 1865, Mary wife of William, died, so a marriage of under five years in length.William himself died 25 January 1883, aged 68 years old.There is a William buried at Prospect Hill with Alexander Hutchinson.No dates on the stone, but William Hutchinson's dates are 1815-1883.A Greenwood document shows that William Hutchison was the last surviving child, only one known by Robert Harrison.I would agree that all eleven children died by 1883.
8.Rebecca Hutchinson, born about 1817 (ship passenger list and father's naturalization record) or 1824 (1850 census).She remained single, living with her single brother William.There is a Rebecca buried at Prospect Hill with Alexander Hutchinson.No dates on the stone.After her mom died, Rebecca lived with her brother William.
9.Eliza Hutchinson or Elizabeth Hutchinson, born about 1819-1820 (ship passenger list and father's naturalization record) or 1826 (1850 census).There is an Elizabeth buried at Prospect Hill with Alexander Hutchinson.No dates on the stone.OR this could be George's wife, Elizabeth.
10.Robert Hutchinson, born 1822 (father's naturalization record; and cemetery record has 12 November 1822-13 November 1855).There is a Robert buried at Prospect Hill with Alexander Hutchinson.No dates on the stone.
11.Sarah Maria Hutchinson, born about 1825
(eleven children of Alexander Hutchinson was compiled by Polly Lynn, pkLjdL AT gmail.com)
One of William Hutchinson's sisters married Mr. Conner.Upon William's death 1883, Emma J. Conner, a niece and only child of William's deceased sister, lived at London, Ontario Province, dominion of Canada.She is NOT the Emma J. Conner who married Blair, for that girl's mother was Miss Gibbons.Also upon William's 1883 death death he had another deceased sister who had married Turney.Mrs. Turney had left three children who were living in 1883: William F. Turney of Chicago; Charles F. Turney of Oshawa, Ontario Province, Canada; and Emma J. Turney, of London, Ontario, Canada.
(compiled by Polly Lynn, pkLjdL AT gmail.comPlease cite me so that people can come find the many sources I cite.)
If this is your family and if you contact me I can send you information on Mary Harrison's father and her 13 siblings.I am interested in any of her descendants until about WWII.
Polly Lynn, pkLjdL [AT sign] gmail.com