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Re: Mate(s) of Amzi, son of Benjamin
Posted by: Barbara Lenker (ID *****9843) Date: July 05, 2004 at 19:30:18
In Reply to: Mate(s) of Amzi, son of Benjamin by David Bardue of 788

See the information about the note section under her name. I would be interested in the information you have on your line if you care to share. I am related to the Dootlittles as well.


Descendants of Amzi Doolittle


Generation No. 1

1. AMZI8 DOOLITTLE (BENJAMIN7, JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, EDWARD4, HUMPHREY3, HUMPHREY2, JOHN1) was born November 15, 1737 in Northfield, Franklin Co., MA, and died April 9, 1830 in Northfield, Franklin Co., MA. He married (1) JERUSHA SMITH December 6, 1757 in Northfield, Franklin Co., MA, daughter of SAMUEL SMITH and SARAH MORTON. She was born 1742 in Northfield, Franklin Co., MA, and died October 19, 1844 in Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH.1. He married (2) HANNAH MILLER 1762 in Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH. She was born May 28, 1748 in Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH, and died March 4, 1826.

Notes for AMZI DOOLITTLE:
# D: I02018
# Name: Amzi Doolittle
# Sex: M
# Birth: 15 NOV 1737 in Northfield, Franklin, MA
# Death: 9 APR 1830 in Northfield, Franklin, MA (this death place is contradictory to the info below)
# Note:

In 1756 he belonged to the Northfield foot company. In Oct. of that year, when the news of Montcalm's victories was received, he with 16 others was drafted out of the company to serve under General Winslow; but wheather the men went into active service at the time recorded.
Soon after his first marriage he moved to Warwick Mass., as the town records show he was there in 1760 as one of a committee to lay out a tract of land 40 rods square around the meeting house for a burial place and other purposes. At the first town meeting held in Warwick May 9, 1763, he was elected town treasuer. Sept. 5, 1774, a company of 50 minute men was raised by the town, of which Samuel Williams was Captain, Jas. Bell, lieut., Amzi Doolittle, ensign. He served as one of the selectmen in 1767 and 1776.
In the autumn of 1775 all the good mothers, wives and daughters in Mass. were busy making soldier clothes for the army during the coming winter. Rolls of wool were brought out and loving hands carded, spun and wove it into cloth. The Provincial Congress had made e demand for 13,000 coats to be ready Oct. 1st, and the apportionment was made among the towns. The directions stated that they should be of good plain cloth, preferably of home manufacture and made up in the usual simple way without lapels, short with small folds and faced with the same cloth with which they were made. To give even further uniform appearance pewter buttons stamped with the regiment's number were used. Each soldier volunteering for 8 months received one of these bounty coats which was regarded as a valued possession.
In 1777 Amzi moved to Townsend, Vt. then a newly settled village, where he bought and cleared a large tract of forest land in the south part of the town. He gave his sons Amzi, Origin and Roswell, a tract of forrest in the vicinity of the home farm which they cleared for themselves. In 1824 he moved with his sons Amzi and Origin to Winchester, New Haven, CT where he died Apr. 9, 1830, aged 93.

Father: Benjamin Doolittle b: 10 JUL 1695 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT
Mother: Lydia Todd b: 28 JUL 1699 in New Haven, New Haven, CT

Marriage 1 Jerusha Smith b: 1742 in Northfield, Franklin, MA

* Married: 6 DEC 1757 in Northfield, Franklin, MA

Children

1. Electa Doolittle b: 12 AUG 1760
2. Luther Doolittle b: 14 JAN 1764 in Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Hannah b: 28 MAY 1748 * Married: ABT 1763

3. Lucy Doolittle b: 13 DEC 1765
4. Amzi Doolittle b: 24 FEB 1768
5. Junia Doolittle b: 5 MAY 1770
6. Origin Doolittle b: 20 JAN 1773 in Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts
7. Roswell Doolittle b: 4 FEB 1775 in Warwick, Mass.
8. Jerusha Doolittle b: 21 AUG 1777

New Hampshire, Alphabetical list of Towns and Cemeteries, Page 157

In the State of New Hampshire

Doolittle, Amzi, d. Jan. 20. 1863, ae. 95 yrs. (He would have had to have been born in 1768, which is the bd of Amzi's and Hannah's son)
Jerusha, w. of Amos Marsh, former w. of Amzi Doolittle, d. Oct. 19, 1844, ae. 102 yrs. (She was born in 1742 to have died at age 102.)

So, this must be the son of Amzi 1737 buried next to Jerusha his ex-wife. This Amzi's mother was Hannah.

Sure gets confusing. For a moment I thought we had a problem with the data, but now I realize this is step-mother and step-son buried next to each other.

Anyway, this is verification of the marriage and her remarriage.

More About AMZI DOOLITTLE:
Burial: Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH.
Fact 1: Died age 93
Residence: 1777, Townsend, VT

Notes for JERUSHA SMITH:
There is a belief that she deserted her family leaving an infant of 5 months and joined the Dorrelites; that when they were broken up she came back---Doolittle in the meantime had married again--and she lived with one of her children until her death in 1830 at age 101

"THE DORRELLITES"
The turn of the century was a period of optimism, especially among citizens of the new United States. Americans expressed their exuberant faith in their political institutions and society by founding countless reform movements and associations. A series of religious revivals that became known as the Second Great Awakening also encouraged people to belive that they could and should work to establish God's kingdom here on Earth. Some Americans channeled the perfectionist impulses of the Second Great Awakening into utopian societies. The Dorrellites refused to consume or use animal products of any kind, and belived in free love. As with many Utopian groups, their leader, william Dorrell, claimed semi-divine powers. Dorell (1752 - 1846) had fought for the British army during the American Revolution. He escaped after being taken prisoner at Saratoga and settled in Leyden. Dorrell proclaimed himself a new Messiah but later recanted, dying in poverty at the age of ninety-five.

"Leyden" ---- During the war of the rebellion, this town furnished as many as 69 men for the service of the country. William Dorrell, a private in Gen. John Burgoyne's army, who died here Aug. 28, 1846 aged 94 years was the founder of a sect caleed "Dorrellites," who belived that there was a Messiah for every generation; that life should not be taken; and that property should be held in common. His sect was brought to an end by physical force. "At one of the meetings," says Dr. Holland, "Ezekiel Foster of Leyden attended as a spector, and when Dorrell in his harangues dwelt upon his mysterious powers, and stated that no arm of the flesh could hurt him, Foster, a man of giant frame, disgusted with his imposture, stepped up to him, and knocked him down, Dorrell, almost senseless, attempted to rise, but received a second blow, at which he cried for mercy. Foster promised forbearance on condition that he would renounce his doctrines in the hearing of his dupes; which he immediately did".

New Hampshire, Alphabetical list of Towns and Cemeteries, Page 157

In the State of New Hampshire

More About JERUSHA SMITH:
Burial: Fosgate Cemetery, Cheshire Co., NH
Fact 1: Died age 101
       
Children of AMZI DOOLITTLE and JERUSHA SMITH are:
       i.       ELECTRA9 DOOLITTLE, b. August 12, 1760, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. April 1, 1822, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.
       ii.       LAVINA DOOLITTLE, b. December 12, 1761, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.

       
Children of AMZI DOOLITTLE and HANNAH MILLER are:
       iii.       AMZI9 DOOLITTLE, b. January 20, 1768, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. January 20, 1863, Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH.2.

More About AMZI DOOLITTLE:
Burial: Fosgate Cemetery, Cheshire Co., NH

       iv.       LUTHER DOOLITTLE, b. January 14, 1764, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. August 25, 1821, Prob. Illinois.
       v.       LUCY DOOLITTLE, b. December 13, 1765, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. August 18, 1805, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; m. JOHN HAZELTINE, Abt. 1785, Northfield, Franklin Co., MA; b. May 14, 1738, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.
       vi.       JUNIA DOOLITTLE, b. May 5, 1770, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. June 27, 1791, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.
2.       vii.       ORIGIN DOOLITTLE, b. January 20, 1773, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. February 26, 1856, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.
       viii.       ROSWELL DOOLITTLE, b. February 4, 1775, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. April 14, 1863, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.
       ix.       JERUSHA DOOLITTLE, b. August 21, 1777, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; d. April 11, 1863, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; m. WILLARD TAFT, January 22, 1807, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA; b. Abt. 1775, Warwick, Franklin Co., MA.


Generation No. 2

2. ORIGIN9 DOOLITTLE (AMZI8, BENJAMIN7, JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, EDWARD4, HUMPHREY3, HUMPHREY2, JOHN1)3 was born January 20, 1773 in Warwick, Franklin Co., MA, and died February 26, 1856 in Warwick, Franklin Co., MA. He married HANNAH MILLER BARBER 1798. She was born 1775, and died 1858.
       
Children of ORIGIN DOOLITTLE and HANNAH BARBER are:
       i.       PHILINDA10 DOOLITTLE3, b. 1799; d. 1876.
       ii.       AMORY DOOLITTLE3, b. 1801; d. 1872.
       iii.       CHARLES DOOLITTLE3, b. 1803; d. 1843.

More About CHARLES DOOLITTLE:
Occupation: Cabinet Maker

       iv.       WILLARD DOOLITTLE3, b. 1805.
       v.       HANNAH ELIZA DOOLITTLE3, b. 1807; d. 1889.
3.       vi.       LUCIUS DOOLITTLE, b. 1809; d. 1862.
       vii.       ORIGIN DOOLITTLE3, b. 1812; d. 1812.
       viii.       CAROLINE ESTHER DOOLITTLE3, b. 1815; d. 1879.
       ix.       WILLIAM ORIGIN DOOLITTLE3, b. 1818; d. 1826.


Generation No. 3

3. LUCIUS10 DOOLITTLE (ORIGIN9, AMZI8, BENJAMIN7, JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, EDWARD4, HUMPHREY3, HUMPHREY2, JOHN1)3 was born 1809, and died 1862. He married ELEANOR AYERS 1830. She was born 1812.

More About LUCIUS DOOLITTLE:
Occupation: Merchant
       
Children of LUCIUS DOOLITTLE and ELEANOR AYERS are:
       i.       MARTHA ANN11 DOOLITTLE, b. 1832.
       ii.       CAROLINE ELIZA DOOLITTLE, b. Abt. 1835.
       iii.       ISAAC NEWTON DOOLITTLE, b. 1840.
       iv.       LUCINDA DOOLITTLE, b. 1842.
       v.       ERASTUS SHARRON DOOLITTLE, b. 1843.
       vi.       LUCIUS DOOLITTLE, b. Abt. 1845.
       vii.       ROSETHA LEONORA DOOLITTLE, b. 1846.
       viii.       DAVID AYERS DOOLITTLE, b. 1852.
4.       ix.       WILLIAM THEODORE DOOLITTLE, b. 1849.
       x.       MARGARET VIRGINIA DOOLITTLE, b. 1853.
       xi.       CHARLES HENRY DOOLITTLE, b. 1854.


Generation No. 4

4. WILLIAM THEODORE11 DOOLITTLE (LUCIUS10, ORIGIN9, AMZI8, BENJAMIN7, JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, EDWARD4, HUMPHREY3, HUMPHREY2, JOHN1)3 was born 1849. He married ELIZABETH CATHERINE STROCK 1873, daughter of JOHN STROCK and MARIA UNKNOWN. She was born 1852, and died 1946.

More About WILLIAM THEODORE DOOLITTLE:
Occupation: Railroad Engineer and Mayor of Sioux Falls, SD
       
Children of WILLIAM DOOLITTLE and ELIZABETH STROCK are:
       i.       JESSIE N.12 DOOLITTLE, b. 1875.
5.       ii.       WALTER SCHUYLER DOOLITTLE, b. 1877; d. 1941.
       iii.       MARY GRACE DOOLITTLE, b. 1884.


Generation No. 5

5. WALTER SCHUYLER12 DOOLITTLE (WILLIAM THEODORE11, LUCIUS10, ORIGIN9, AMZI8, BENJAMIN7, JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, EDWARD4, HUMPHREY3, HUMPHREY2, JOHN1)3 was born 1877, and died 1941. He married MARIE THERESE FREBELL 1900. She was born 1875, and died 1970.

More About WALTER SCHUYLER DOOLITTLE:
Military service: 1st. Lt. SD Volunteers, Spanish American War
Occupation: Railroad Engineer
       
Children of WALTER DOOLITTLE and MARIE FREBELL are:
       i.       EDEN MARIE13 DOOLITTLE, b. 1901; m. JOHN EDMUND LONG, 1930.

More About EDEN MARIE DOOLITTLE:
Residence: Returned to old family locale in Vermont

       ii.       EUNICE MABEL DOOLITTLE, b. 1904; d. 1961; m. CARL MCLEAN, 1929.
       iii.       NORMAN JACKSON DOOLITTLE, b. 1906; d. 1996; m. KATHRYN JANE DICKEY, 1928.
       iv.       THEODORE FREDERICK DOOLITTLE, b. 1910; d. 1966; m. TELMA JOHANNA HOKENSTAD.

More About THEODORE FREDERICK DOOLITTLE:
Military service: Army Air Corps WWII

       v.       RICHARD NEIL DOOLITTLE, b. 1913; m. (1) RUTH ERICKSON, 1937; m. (2) LYDIA ZIMMER, 1951.

More About RICHARD NEIL DOOLITTLE:
Military service: USNavy, WWII



Endnotes

1. Gravestone Inscriptions in New Hampshire, Alphabetical List of Towns and Cemeteries, Pg. 157.
2. Gravestone Inscriptions in New Hampshire, Alphabetical List of Towns and Cemeteries.
3. Kristine Roseland Wolf.




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