Surnames: WASHBURN, JONES, BAKER, HUTCHINS, CHADDOCK
Localities: Plymouth Co., MA; Bristol Co., MA; Madison Co., NY; Genesee Co., NY; Lapeer Co., MI.
Seeking ancestry of Hutchins WASHBURN and the names of the children in his second family. I am prepared to cite my sources for this information.
Hutchins WASHBURN; born c1770; married Sarah (Sally) JONES, c1795 daughter of Benjamin JONES and Susanna BAKER (Middleborough MA VR Marriage intentions, book 4, part 2).
Hutchins married second unknown (--?--) c1815.
Circumstantial evidence seems to indicate that the ancestors of Hutchins WASHBURN came from Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In the vital records of Bridgewater, we have the marriage intentions of Henry WASHBURN and Susanna HUTCHINS of Middleborough, Massachusetts on 11 August 1768.
This fits in with the birth date of Hutchins which is circa 1770. It seems very possible that they named their first son Hutchins WASHBURN, but this is only conjecture. Seeking confirmation these are Hutchins parents?
Lodema WASHBURN, the granddaughter of Hutchins WASHBURN and daughter of Lewis WASHBURN, wrote that Lewis was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. Taunton is in Bristol County, adjacent to Plymouth County. Taunton lies on the border of Bristol County, directly opposite Bridgewater.
According to Aunt Lodema, Hutchins WASHBURN married twice, first wife being named JONES. She wrote he took up land forty miles from Buffalo, New York.
The marriage to JONES has been confirmed. The names of the children from the first marriage have been determined. Purchase of land forty miles from Buffalo has been confirmed.
What is the name of the second wife; when and where were they married; and what are the names of their children?
The U.S. Census record supports the two family scenario.
In 1800, Bristol County, Massachusetts, page 366, a Hutchins Washburn of the right age is shown with three males born between 1790 and 1800 (Henry, Lewis and Jones) and a female born between 1755-1775 (wife Sally).
Hutchins Washburn can not be found near Buffalo in the 1810 census, but some distance away in New York, Madison county, Smithfield, page 303, we have one H. Washburn; two males age 0-9 (Noah and George); one male 10-15 (Jones); two males 16-25 (Henry and Lewis); one male 26-44 (Hutchins); one male over 45 (Benjamin Jones, father of Sally); two females 0-9 (Sally and Harriet); one female 26-44 (wife Sally); one female over 45 (Susanna Jones, mother of Sally). The Jones family manuscript assumes the parents of Sally lived with Hutchins after a series of land transfers to Hutchins from Benjamin Jones.
1820 Census, New York, Genesee county, Alexander, page 7,Hutchins Washburn is shown with a younger wife. A sonand daughter are shown as born between 1805 and 1810(these two would be from the first marriage, probably George and Harriet). Also in the 1820 census are three children, probably from the second marriage, two boys and one girl born after 1810 but probably between 1815 and 1820, as supported by the 1830 census.
In 1830, Alexander, Genesee County, New York, page 89, a Hutchins Washburn of the right age is shown with four sons and one daughter (born between 1815 and 1825) and a wife (born between 1780 and 1790).
It appears he migrated to Michigan. In the 1840 census, Michigan, Lapeer county, Bristol, page 26, where we find Hutchins (70-79), one male (5-9), two males (15-19) and one female (50-69).
This last move is supported by land entries where Hutchins Washburn took title to land in Almont Township, Lapeer county, Michigan, 27 October 1836 (History of Lapeer county, p. 33).
It should be noted here that in 1846, the name of Bristol township was changed to Almont township (Pioneer families and history of Lapeer county, p. 18).
In 1805, Hutchens WASHBURN purchased land from the Holland Land Company at Attica, New York (History of Wyoming County, NY [New York : F.W. Beers & Co., 1880] page 126).
Children of Hutchins WASHBURN and Sarah (Sally) JONES were as follows:
i. Henry WASHBURN; b. 28 Oct 1792
ii. Lewis WASHBURN;b. 2 Aug 1796 at Taunton, Bristol county, Massachusetts; m. Betsey KEEN, daughter of John KEEN and Unknown (--?--), 16 Jan 1817; d. 11 Mar 1857 at age 60.
iii. Sally WASHBURN; b. 26 Aug 1797; died young
iv. Jones WASHBURN; b. 1 May 1799
v. Sally Ann WASHBURN; b. 17 Dec 1801; m. Luther CHADDOCK, son of Thomas CHADDOCK.
vi. Noah WASHBURN; b. 8 May 1804
vii. Harriet WASHBURN; b. 17 Jul 1806
viii. George WASHBURN; b. 19 Jul 1810
Children of Hutchins Washburn and second wife unknown (--?--) were as follows:
i. son; b. after 1815.
ii. son; b. after 1815.
iii. daughter; b. after 1815.
iv. son; b. after 1820.
v. son; b. after 1820.
maybe even more children by the second marriage
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