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Re: Another piece of the Prouty Puzzle
Posted by: Louise Prouty (ID *****8047) Date: September 22, 2011 at 22:17:22
In Reply to: Re: Another piece of the Prouty Puzzle by yvonne prouty maclean of 766

Yes, Yvonne. Henry Samuel Prouty was the son of Carlton Samuel Prouty (b. 5 Sept 1817 d.1905 in Apsley) and Emma Woods b 1832, his third wife. Carlton's father was Job Prouty (b. 14 Mar 1796 d. 26 Nov 1842 buried in East Franklin, Vt.) and his wife was Catherine Elrick (b. 1795-24 Nov 1869 in Franklin.) Job was the son of Simeon Prouty (b. 1747 in Scituate, Mass d. before 1810) and Thida Coburn.
110. Simeon PROUTY was born in 1747 in Scituate.749 He served in the military between 10 Jan 1777 and 1780.750,751 Prouty, Simeon, Scituate.Private, Capt. John Clap's co. of Minute-men, Col. John Bailey's regiment., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15 days; also, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co., Gen. John Thomas's regiment.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regiment., as returned agreeable to order of Council of Nov. 7, 1777; residence, Scituate; engaged for town of Scituate; joined Capt. Eddy's Co., Col. Bradford's regiment.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co.; Col. Bradford's regiment.; age, 30 yrs.; enlisted by Capt. Joshua Eddy; also, Corporal, Capt. Lincoln's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 10, 1780.
He appeared on the census in 1800 in Huntsburgh, Franklin Co., Vermont.244 He died before 1810 in Vermont.52 His wife was listed as the head of household in 1810. Although Simeon has not been proven to be a son of Adam, there is evidence of a close connection. Simeon's probable half-brother, Stephen, collected Simeon's military pay, according to Revolutionary War records. Adam has also been purported to have had twenty-one children. It is highly likely that Simeon was a son of Adam Prouty. He was married to Sarah GRIFFIN on 19 Jul 1770 in Scituate.753 He was married secondly to Thida COBORN in 1794 in Franklin, Franklin Co., Vermont.754 Thida COBORN appeared on the census in 1810 in Huntsburgh, Franklin Co., Vermont.755 She was older than 46 in 1810 according to the census. She appeared on the census in 1820 in Franklin, Franklin Co., Vermont.756 Simeon PROUTY and Thida COBORN had the following children:

       +450       i.       Job PROUTY.
       +451       ii.       Joshua PROUTY.
       +452       iii.       Simeon Davis PROUTY.
24. Adam PROUTY was born on 14 Dec 1721 in Scituate and was baptized there on 21 Apr 1723. 172, 173 He appeared on the census in 1790 in Spencer, Worcester Co., Mass.174 He had four sons and four daughters and died in 1793. He served in the French and Indian Wars.175 He was said to have married young and had a total of 21 children according to Spencer histories. He came to Spencer later than his brothers. It is very possible that Abial Prouty was his son, as several of Adam's children are not known. Abial's descendants lived in Hanover and Hingham, in Plymouth County, as did Adam prior to moving to Spencer. He was married to Grace RAMSDELL (daughter of Thomas RAMSDELL and Sarah ALBESON ) on 19 Jan 1743/44 in Hanover.176, 177 Grace RAMSDELL was born on 5 Jun 1725 in Hanover, and died before 1761 in Spencer.178 Adam PROUTY and Grace RAMSDELL had the following children:

       108       i.       Grace PROUTY was baptized on 12 Jul 1746/47 in Hanover.179, 182 She died on 2 Jul 1812.180,181 She never married, according to Spencer history.
       109       ii.       Sarah PROUTY was baptized on 12 Jul 1747 in Hanover. 183-185 She never married, according to Spencer history.
       +110       iii.       Simeon PROUTY.
       +111       iv.       Desire PROUTY.
       +112       v.       Adam PROUTY.
       +113       vi.       Isaac PROUTY III.
       114       vii.       Luther PROUTY resided in 1775 in Spencer, Worcester Co., Mass.186 He served in the military, as a fifer in Captain Ebenezer Mason's company of Minute Men, Col. Jonathan Warner’s regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, and served 13 days. He was also on Captain Joel Green's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regiment muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775. He enlisted May 3, 1775 and served 3 months and six days. He also was listed in the company return, which was likely October 1775. 187

He was married a second time to Dorothy HOWE (daughter of Mathias HOWE and Elizabeth) on 15 Jan 1761 in Spencer.188 Dorothy HOWE was born on 28 Jul 1737 in Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. She resided in 1761 in Rutland, Worcester Co., Mass.189 She died on 23 Oct 1809 in Spencer.190 Adam PROUTY and Dorothy HOWE had the following children:

       +115       i.       Stephen PROUTY.
       116       ii.       Calvin PROUTY was baptized on 17 Nov 1770 in Spencer. 191-194
       117       iii.       Ezekial PROUTY was baptized on 28 Sep 1770 in Spencer . 195-198
       +118       iv.       Seth PROUTY.
       +119       v.       Rhoda PROUTY.
       +120       vi.       Eunice PROUTY.
       121       vii.       Patty PROUTY.
       +122       viii.       Patty PROUTY.
       +123       ix.       Dolly PROUTY.
       +124       x.       Lucy H. PROUTY.
       125       xi.       Desire PROUTY.
5. Isaac PROUTY was born on 18 Nov 1689 in Scituate and died before 22 May 1744. He was a farmer of considerable wealth and bought and sold a good deal of land. On March 30, 1754, he sold land to his son Isaac, his wife Elizabeth joining in the deed. When the signatures were attested May 22, 1754, both grantors had passed away. He had made his will, which was proved May 6, providing a home for his wife as long as she remained his widow; made money bequests to all the children except Isaac, to whom he gave the house and lands. He also gave his daughter Elizabeth the right to live in the house as long as she remained unmarried. He was married to Elizabeth MERRITT (daughter of John MERRITT Jr. and Elizabeth HYLAND ) on 11 Oct 1711 in Scituate.30 They were married by Nathaniel Eells. Elizabeth MERRITT was born in Feb 1691 in Scituate and died before 22 May 1754. Isaac PROUTY and Elizabeth MERRITT had the following children:

       18       i.       Elizabeth PROUTY was born on 4 Oct 1713 in Scituate.31 She died before 1724, probably in infancy.
       19       ii.       Isaac PROUTY was born on 30 Mar 1711/12 in Scituate and was baptized on 21 Apr 1723 in Scituate. 32, 33 He died there before 1732.
       +20       iii.       Jacob PROUTY.
       +21       iv.       David PROUTY Sr.
       +22       v.       John PROUTY.
       +23       vi.       Caleb PROUTY.
       +24       vii.       Adam PROUTY.
       +25       viii.       Job PROUTY.
       26       ix.       Elizabeth PROUTY was born on 27 Dec 1724 in Scituate.34 Elizabeth sold her share in the estate of her mother and her right to reside in the house May 12, 1757.
       +27       x.       Ruth PROUTY.
       +28       xi.       James PROUTY.
       +29       xii.       Isaac PROUTY.


1. Richard PROUTY was born before 30 Sep 1652, the date of his baptism in Rodmartin, Gloucestershire, England.1,2 In the History of North Brookfield Massachusetts, Charles Adams stated, "Richard Prouty came from England at the age of fourteen and settled at Scituate in 1667." He died on 1 Sep 1708 Scituate. According to Pope, “It is believed that Richard Prouty, the Scituate pioneer, came to Scituate about the close of the year 1666, as a boy of fourteen. His name is not recorded there until the war of 1675-6, preventing solid proof, but co-ordinates with the theory of his coming as a boy, since he would be able to bear arms at 16, but not old enough to vote or be made a townsman. When the Indian conflict known as King Philip's War was raging, (King Philip's War, 1675-76, in New England) Richard Prouty did a brave defender's part in repelling the cruel foe. Scituate suffered terribly from swift attacks of the wily savages; thirteen homes were burned and several lives lost in the years 1675 and 1676. Just when and where Richard Prouty performed his part is not recorded; but the Colony of Plymouth, in a session of its General Court, July 21, 1676, placed a list of the valiant men on its records with a note of what was owed to them.
‘The souldiers of Scittuat whoe desired to be satisfyed in lands for such service as they pformed for the country, with the sumes due to them on that accompt. In the list is "Richard Proutey.......06-12-03’
This six pounds, twelve shillings and three pence were due at that particular time; perhaps he had done other service and received payment from the town. Scituate records have a copy of this note in the General Court journal; Richard Prouty, the name is there written; it stands third after that of the lieutenant of the company, and the man next after him is specified as a corporal; one might infer that Prouty had acted as sergeant by this position of his name. The town voted to instruct its representatives to ask the General Court for its proper share. Having no inherited property he was dependent wholly on his own exertions for a living. It was slow work acquiring lands and buildings. He gained the hand of a daughter of one of the leading men of the township, a magistrate and representative to the Plymouth General Court, and this alliance doubtless helped to bring out his native capability and give him standing. Records show that he had been industrious in cultivating the soil and was planning to make use of some of the lands of the town. But he was not content till he obtained a homestead. This he established on Hoop-pole Hill, one of the most pleasant eminences in Scituate. During the years 1692, 1694, and 1698 records show land in this area granted to him expanding his farm. His farm was northeast of Hoop-pole hill near the causeway over the swamp, called Prouty's dam, in 1680.
His first son was Edward, who had a house at Margaret's brook, on the west. His children were nine, (his wife Elizabeth Howe) sons James, John, Richard, Edward, Elisha, born from 1711-1732.
Isaac (son of Richard) married Elizabeth Merritt-sons David, John, Caleb, Adam, Job, James, Isaac, born from 1716 to 1732. Margaret Prouty, who gave the name to the brook, was an unmarried daughter of the elder Richard, and who lived to a great age, and though single, had a son, Nehemiah, born 1724.
Of the above sons of Edward, Jacob, David, John, Adam, James and Isaac, removed together to the town of Spencer, where they have respectable descendants. In Scituate and Hanover remain descendants of Caleb, and of William, another son of Richard, Senior.” 4
"The Richard Prouty Family, Gloucestershire England" is inscribed on panel 552 of the American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, New York. Richard owned land in South Scituate, which is a fourth mile west from the south Unitarian meeting house. That part of South Scituate is now Norwell, Mass. He was allowed tracts of land in Taunton and Bedford, New Hampshire, after King Phillip's War. He was married to Damaris TORREY (daughter of Lt. James J. TORREY and Ann HATCH ) about Dec 1676 in Scituate.5 Damaris TORREY was born on 26 Oct 1651 in Scituate.6 She died there after 1717. 7 She resided on her brother Joseph Torrey's land in 1717. The time of her death was not recorded. In Scituate "Plymouth Colony Records", p 18. Damaris was recorded as an heir of her brother, Joseph, who died unmarried and intestate. Richard PROUTY and Damaris TORREY had the following children:

       2       i.       James PROUTY was born on 30 Oct 1677 in Scituate.8 He died young.
       +3       ii.       Edward PROUTY.
       4       iii.       Jonathan PROUTY was born on 1 Sep 1682 in Scituate. 9, 10 He died there on 24 Jul 1733.11 In his will he left his property to his brother William and sister Margaret. He also left his gun and sword to his great nephew, Jonathan Prouty, son of Nehemiah and Lettice.
       +5       iv.       Isaac PROUTY.
       +6       v.       Margaret PROUTY.
       +7       vi.       William PROUTY.
There you go.

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