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7. In "The Chapin Book," on p. 586, it is noted that Joanna DARLING (d. 1841 in Waterbury, CT) was he daughter of Peter and Amy Darling, and that in January 1811 she married Charles WEBSTER. It further is noted that Joanna DARLING previously was married to Jonathan WILKINSON. And on Ancestry.Com, there is indeed posted a Joanna DARLING who is the daughter of Peter and Amy DARLING.
From Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America, 1869
father. Jeremiah Wilkinson4 Jeremiah,3 John,2Of
mother. Hopie Mosher
Of Cumberland, R. I.
IV.Jonathan,5 (357-59)b. Feb. 22, 1772,d. Nov. 30, 1808.
IV.Jonathan married Nov. 19, 1797, his own cousin Joanna Darling, and moved to Hartford, Ct., about 1798. Here in company with Jeptha Darling he purchased real estate, and engaged in business. The following extract from a deed shows his place of residence Sept. 13, 1798.
"Know ye, that we Jonathan Wilkinson and Jeptha Darling both of the town of Cumberland, County of Providence, R. I., in consideration of £80 well and truly paid by Manning Bevans of Hartford, ** do sell to said Bevans a certain piece of land situate in West Hartford, &c.,"*
In presence of
Jeremiah Wilkinson,Jonathan Wilkinson [L. S.]
Jonathan Bull.Jeptha Darling, [L. S.]
Subsequently, on Oct. 7, 1800, he purchased other real estate situated in the parish of West Hartford on the new highway leading to Farmington.* Another purchase was made of Luke Darling,† and still another of the select men of the town, viz:John Cadwell, Enoch Perkins, Elisha Mix, on Nov. 28, 1803.Previous to his death, Jonathan made a will disposing of his property, but not conforming to the law in regard to the number of subscribing witnesses, it was set aside, and his estate distributed. The inventory was taken by Levi Arnold and Charles Gilbert, as appraisers, and his personal effects amounted to $1528.57—sworn to March 20, 1809.
The following record, since it mentions the names of his children, or that part of them who were then living, and is all the information we have of them—is deemed worthy of place here.
"Court of probate held at Weathersfield sic in and for the district of Hartford, Jan. 2, 1809. Present, John Chester, Esq., Judge.
Joanna Wilkinson and Ethan Smith, Executors named in the last Will of Jonathan Wilkinson—exhibited the will with but two witnesses—not allowed."‡
Feb. 21, 1810. The estate was distributed by the court as follows:
"To Joanna Wilkinson, widow one-third part of the personal property also one-third part of the real estate during life, and to the children the remaining part of said estate, viz:Larned Wilkinson, Joanna Wilkinson, and Samuel Wilkinson, to each an equal share of said estate both Real and Personal."§