This is the information I have collected on Nathaniel-4 Parmelee of Connecticut. Each factual statement is footnoted with the source from which I acquired the material, but GenForum does not support footnotes so if you have a question about sources please e-mail me and I'll be happy to provide them to you. Of course, I also welcome corrections or additions to any of the information which I do have.
Nathaniel Parmelee (Nathaniel-3 John-2 John-1) was born on 22 March 1671/2, in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.He was the son of Nathaniel Parmelee and Sarah French.
Around 1696, he married ESTHER-3 KELSEY in Killingworth.Esther was the daughter of John Kelsey and Hannah Disborough, and was born 14 September 1675 in Killingworth.The couple had eleven children:
i Nathaniel b. 10 May 1697 m. (1) Ann Post
m. (2) Bethia Kelsey
+ ii Esther b. 6 October 1698 m. Jonathan Franklin
iii Josiah b. 11 September 1700 m. (1) Mercy Hull
m. (2) Hannah Arnold
iv Hiel b. 2 January 1702 m. Eunice Gardner
v Lemuel b. 3 December 1704 m. Sarah (Kelsey) Norton
vi Lydia b. 12 September 1707 m. Ira Ward
vii Nehemiah b. 15 September 1710 m. (1) Hannah Hull
m. (2) Sybil Parmelee
viii Hannah b. 21 September 1712 m. Daniel Graves
ix Ezra b. 28 April 1714 m. Jemima Bushnell
x Abner b. 11 March 1716 d. unm. September 1734
xi Sarah b. 1 March 1718 m. Michael Griswold
Nathaniel was very involved in the affairs of the Killingworth Congregational Church, and was eventually made a deacon of the church.
Esther's father died on 22 July 1709, and on 7 March 1709/10 Nathaniel signed the following document acknowledging receipt of her portion of the estate:
" Received this seventh day of March seventeen Hundred and Nine or Ten by me Nathaniel Parmele of Killingworth in the County of New London and Colonie of Conecticutt in Newengland of My Honoured Mother in Law Hann Kelcey & John Kelcey Administrators to and upon the Estate of Leiutt. John Kelcey Late of Killingworth afore sd Deceased, the sum of sixty four pounds Eight shillings and two pence, in and Equivalent to Inventoried Estate, being in full my wifes part or portion of her Honoured father Leiutt John Kelcey a bove sd his Estate according as it was Inventoried August ye 17th: 1709 of which sd sum of sixty four pounds Eight shillings & two pence , and all other dues, sum and sums of money and demands whatsoever upon ye account of my wifes part or portion of her sd Fathers Estate I the sd Nathall Parmele do acquitt and fully Discharge the sd Hannah & John Kelcey their Heirs, Executors Administrators, and every of them for ever by these presents.In witness whareof I the sd Nathaniel Parmele have set to my hand the day first a bove writen."
Nathaniel died in Killingworth on 26 January 1717/8.Esther was appointed administrator of his estate on 11 November of that same year.An inventory of his estate was submitted to the probate court the same day:
" Imprimis a Bible a psalm Book, a gun a sword and belt, a new hatt an old hatt, a fine shurt an other shurt, a new shurt a nackcloath & hantcher, a pair of drugett briches a pair of Leather, a drugett vest a broad cloath coat, a drugett coat a new casey coat, an old casey coat a great coat, three pair of stockens a pair of gloves, two pair of shoes a pair of [spaterlash?], a feather bed bolster & two pellows, an old chaff bed a bedsted & cord, a sett of curtains a black & whit cover Led, a chaff bed trundle bedsted & cord, a feather pillow, a feather bolster a feather bed & bolster, a bedsted matt and cord, a sett of black curtains, an old feather bed a feather bolster, a feather bolster a feather pellow, a trundle bedsted matt and cord, a chaff bed & bolster & two pillows, a bedsted & cord three coverleds, four coverleds one coverled, five coverleds one coverled, three old coverleds, fifteen pair of sheets, six pair of pillow coats, five table cloaths, twenty two Napkens, four towells, five puter platers one plater, one plater one plater two platers, one plater one plater four plats, a small plate a plate two Large basons, a qort bason two basons, five pint basons two bulged poringers, two Large poringers three poringers, two small poringers a beaker, a goblett three sasers two saltselers, a tancord a qort pott a pint pott, a cup & a duzen of spons old putter five pound, a Large brass kettel a smaller kettel, a copper kettel a Large brass skellett, a small skellett a Lettell skellett, a warming pan a tenn cullender, a tenn funell a peaper box, a Large Iron kettel an old Iron kettell, a frying pan a tramell, a small tramell a fier slice, two pair of fier tongus [Subtotal: £81.11.11].
Item a pair of stillyards two candle sticks, a Large glas bottel two bottels, a small bottel a drinking glace, a stone Tugg a Large cream pott, a cream pott an Earthern pan, a small Earthen pan two cups, a Large turnd boll six bolls, a boll a dish ten sqare trenchers, nine turnd trenchers, two pails two pails two hand pails, two wooden bottels a half buchel, a half peck a chees mote, a chest with drawers, an old chest with drawers, a pine chest a plain chest, a cubard a box, two Long tables a table with a drawer, an old table with a drawer, a Joyn stool a great Chairs, an old great Chair two Chairs, four old Chairs two wooden Chairs, ten Books a press Iron, a box Iron and heaters, two pair of shears, three meal bags, a new sadel a bridle, an old sadle an old bridle, a wooden cann a keller, an old butter tub a churn, a butter tub a new fatt, an old sope tub a new sope tub, an old fatt tub a bear cask, a malases cask a barill, a small cage a small cask, a veneger tub a great hoghead, an old hoghead a small hoghead, a meaching tub an old tub, a kneeding troff a meal troff, two fine meal sives an old meal sive, an old wort sive a Looking glace, a pannell a pillion & cloath, a wolen wheal a Lining wheal, a Lining wheal a new Lining wheal, a pair of wool cards a gun a hulburd, four neet hides three [kep?] skens, a fleching knife a pair of penchers, a pair of nepers a shop hamer, a punch a new ax another ax, four old axes four sickels, an old sickel a draw shave, an adds two ogers a sqar [Subtotal: £25.09.03].
Item an old hand saw a plain Iron, a spoke shave a spike gimblet, a hamer a beers a froo, a plow chap & pin a staple, a pair of horse shoes a crobar, a pair of beatell rings & [tr?ges], twenty five pound & a half of old Iron, an old shovel a small colter, an old plow sheer a spade, a plow chain a draft chain,a small draft chain, a chap & pin a croscut saw & file, two peas hooks a corn fann, three reder sives, a grinstone and wench, a new hoo two old hoos, a new sithe & tacklen an old sithe & tacklen, a stub sithe and tacklen, a sithe and cradle, an Iron brake a petch fork, an old petch fork a staking fork, a hatchel a cart rope a shovel, three rakes a ring yoak, a draft yoak a plow & Irons, a cart wheals bands & boxes & Iron pens, new hors tacklen old hors tacklen, a chees press, winter corn on the ground, a pair of old oxen a pair of young oxen, three cows five cows, a bull six of two year old, one of a year old, two calves a paceing horse a mair a brown horse, a mair colt seven swine, ten sheep four Lambs, Homsted and buildings [£90], an acre & three qorters of medow by the great hammock beach [£7], two acres of medow at the north side of the Lettel hammock [£10], five acres of upland at the head of Indain medow [£10], medow betwen the hammocks [£6], fifth Devision twenty four acres [£48], upland and medow ajoyning together In the neck four acres & half more or Les [£35], upland on the great hammock three acres more or Les [£12], upland In the neck three acres [£10.10.00], fifth Devision on the East side of the orchard medow forty six acres [£34.10.00] [Subtotal: £389.01.04].
Item upland In the planting feild three acres [£18.10.00], upland on the Lettel hammock 3 acres [£15], upland at the bent of mahunquatech River six acres [£12], by purches of John Hull on the Busbeary hill sixty six acres & a half and thirteen rods [£49.18.00], by purches of John Steevens near the orchard medow fifteen acres [£11.05.00], near the stone hills thirteen acres & a half [£20.05.00], by purches of Mr Robart Lane on the Basbeary hill fifty one acres & a qorter [£38.03.09], seventh Devision westward of parkers hill ninty aight acres & a qorter [£73.13.09], by purches of Daniell Williams northerly of the Orchard medow sixteen acres [£12.00.00], In the northerly End of the orchard medow six acres [£4.10.00], a cow bell a stubing hoo, an old hoo a Raiser & hoon [Subtotal: £247.17.00]."
The total value of the estate was £743.19.06; real estate alone accounted for £516.05.06.A list of debts due from the estate, including fifteen shillings for the funeral, came to £18.12.00 making the value of the estate £725.07.06.
The estate was distributed to the heirs on 4 November 1719.Esther, the widow, received the following items:
" first to the widdow Set out in Real Estate: Two thirds of the homested with buildings being [£]60.00.00, twelve acres of fifth division being [£]24.00.00, upland in the planting field three acres being £10 10s, at the the little Hammock 3 acres being £15, purchased of Andrew Ward upland and meadow four acres and a half more or less being £35, purchased of Andrew Ward upland in the neck 3 acres [£]10.10.00, five acres of upland at the head of the Indian meadow [£]10.00.00, one third part of the meadow between the Hammock being [£]2.00.00.
in personal estate to pay the debts and the widows thirds: Six two year old Cattle, one of a year old two Calves a mare Colt, ten Sheep & four lambs a paceing horse, Seven Swine ye winter Corn on the ground, a feather bed & bolster & two pillows weighing 50 pound & a half, an old Chaff bed a bedsted and Cord a Set of Curtains, a black and white Coverled a dimond Coverled, a brown Striped Coverled a pair of fine Sheets, a pare of New Sheets a pare of Sheets, two fine pillow Coats a pare of Cotton pillow Coats, a fine table Cloath five napkins, a Warming pan a great Brass kettle, a Smaller kettle a little Skillet, an Iron pot a frying pan a box Iron and heaters, a Chest with Drawers a table with Drawer, a great Chair a pannel a pilion and Cloath, three pewter platters a large bason a quart Bason, two bulged poringers two large poringers, a beeker a Wollen wheal a linin Wheal, wearing Cloaths a new hoo two old hoos, a Cross cut Saw and file a plow and Irons, a Shovel a Cow bell a Cheese press a raisor & hone, a Stubing hoo and old hoo two rakes a pees hook."
Her portion of the estate came to £258.12.09.Esther died on 2 May 1721, probably in Kilingworth.