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Re: Silas Coolidge - b. Watertown MA d. Trenton ME
Posted by: Chris Dunham Date: February 24, 2002 at 20:17:19
In Reply to: Re: Silas Coolidge - b. Watertown MA d. Trenton ME by John Holt of 439

SIlas Coolidge's pension papers include a list of children who survived his widow. In 1852 they were: Sarah Hodgdon, aged 51; Eliza Stevens, aged 46; Mary Hadley, aged 42; Malinda Hadley, [no age given]; Silas, Jr., aged 49; and Josiah, [no age given]. Note that the three daughters recorded in Trenton (Sarah, Eliza, and Mary), are given in order of age, with unrecorded Malinda given last, suggesting that she was youngest (despite her age at death).

Nathaniel and Sarah (Parker) Coolidge had ten children recorded in Weston, and are alleged to have had an eleventh. They were:

1. Susanna Coolidge, born 12 Apr. 1750 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 72]; baptised there 13 Oct. 1751 [ibid., p. 462]; m. 30 Nov 1773 [ibid., p. 146] Lot Jennison.

2. Paul Coolidge, born 20 Oct. 1751 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 80]; baptised there 3 Nov. 1751 [ibid., p. 462]; married 19 Apr. 1784 [ibid., p. 162] Martha “Patty” Jones. Six children. They settled in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

3. Lydia Coolidge, born 5 Aug. 1753 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 86]; baptised there 12 Aug. 1753 [ibid., p. 463]; said to have married ______ [Ellinwood?], and to have settled in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

4. Silas Coolidge, of Trenton and Lamoine.

5. Anna Coolidge, born 5 Aug. 1757 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR., p. 98]; baptised there 28 Aug. 1757 [ibid., p. 466 (“born last Friday” [sic])]; died 30 Mar. 1841; married 11 June 1778 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, James Jones. Resided in Amherst, Hillsborough, and Windsor, N. H.

6. Eunice Coolidge, born 24 Sept. 1759 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR., p. 99]; baptised there 30 Sept. 1759 [ibid., p. 469 (“born last Monday”)]; married 13 Apr. 1777 Thomas Murdough, Jr.

7. Uriah Coolidge, born 16 Feb. 1762 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 108]; baptised there 21 Feb. 1762 [ibid., p. 472]; married 24 Apr. 1791 Sarah Curtice. Settled in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. Eleven children.

8. Abigail Coolidge, born 11 May 1764 in Weston; baptised there 13 May 1764 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 480 (“born last Wednesday”)]; married 4 Dec. 1783 in Hillsborough [per pension records] David Marshall. They resided at one time in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania.

9. Sarah Coolidge, born Sept. 1766; baptised 28 Sept. 1766 in Weston [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 483 (“born last week”)].

10. Hannah Coolidge (allegedly), born abt. 1766.

11. Nathaniel Coolidge, baptised 27 Nov. 1768 in Weston, Massachusetts [Weston (Mass.) VR, p. 487]; married 22 May 1794 Rachel Andrews. Resided in Antrim and Hillsborough, New Hampshire, later in Sharon, Vermont.

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