Re: Jonathan SLEEPER and Lydia HUNTOON
To follow up on my own message; this is the information I believe to be accurate regarding this family.I would like to hear from anyone who have data to confirm OR refute this hypothesis:
Jonathan SLEEPER, born in Kingston, Rockingham Co. NH, 06 December 1716, son of Moses & Margaret (SANBORN) SLEEPER. Jonathan married Lydia HUNTOON, 04 November 1740 in Kingston.The family resided in Kingston, then removed to Brentwood, Rockingham Co. NH by 1761 at the latest.Jonathan refused to sign the Association test in 1776 (a Quaker?)He was alive as of 1784, when he sold the bulk of his remaining land in Brentwood to his eldest son.He appears to have died by 1790, in Brentwood.
Issue.The first six almost certainly born in Kingston; the last three born there, or Brentwood; one source says Lydia was born in Plaistow, Rockingham Co. NH.
i. Hannah, baptized 08 March 1740/1.I can find no further information on her.
ii. Jonathan, baptized 03 November 1742.He married Hannah DUDLEY and resided in Brentwood.Had issue.
iii. Mehitable, baptized 11 November 1744.She married Moses GARLAND say 1765; they settled in Salisbury, Merrimack Co. NH, where she died 13 June 1821.Had issue.
iv. Dorothy, baptized 12 October 1746; died 02 October 1747
v. Dorothy, baptized 17 July 1748.Married Edward FIFIELD and removed first to Salisbury, then Plainfield, Sullivan Co. NH, where she died 26 August 1827.Had issue.
vi. Sanborn, baptized 27 January 1750/1.He married Dorcas GRAVES, 28 April 1774 in Hawke (now Danville), Rockingham Co. NH.Lived in Brentwood and Exeter.Had issue.
vii. Mary, born say 1753.She married Benjamin BEAN, 29 September 1779 in Hawke.They lived in Brentwood, where she died 25 July 1843.
viii. Lydia, born 13 November 1755, perhaps in Plaistow.She married Benjamin PETTENGILL, 09 December 1779 in Hawke.They lived in Salisbury, where she died 10 February 1830.Had issue.
ix. Benjamin, born 06 December 1758, in Brentwood.He married Ruth BEAN and served in the Continental Army, see the other postings in this forum.
Like I said above, I'd like to hear from anyone who can help confirm or refute the above.Jonathan identifies both Jonathan Jr. and Sanborn as his sons in deeds, so that identification is secure.Benjamin worked the same land that Jonathan Sr. bought in Brentwood (although I could not find a deed of transfer), so there's good proof there, if not as absolute.What I would love to find is a will for Jonathan, as the information on his daughters and their potential marriages is much more tenuous.