The following information pertains to the ancestors of Newton Tuttle and his wife, Emily Amelia Stone. The research was done by their granddaughter, Florence Tuttle Foy, of Bountiful, Utah. These sketches were written several decades ago while some of the links go to Wikipedia and some to Find-a-Grave. As portions of the information may be anecdotal, further research on each is warranted.
It is important to note the absence of women in this list. They are notable in our mind, although obscurely documented. Certainly the women associated with these men were of worth, merely not note-worthy by biographical standards of the past. Of these sketches Grandma Florence Foy wrote, "...we get a glimpse of the great part our progenitors played in establishing the colonies that eventually became states in the great United States of America."
Grandma Foy who lived to be a few months short of 100 years often said that when she died she was going to heaven by way of Connecticut to view the land of her ancestors. Learning of the governmental accomplishments of some of her ancestors must have given someone who was a dedicated census taker and record keeper great joy. Her paternal grandparents, Newton and Emily Stone Tuttle, were of New England origins and always favored the Thanksgiving holiday. On the otherside, her maternal Howard family who came from Old England gave greater emphasis to Christmas.
Reverend James Pierpont - Born January 4, 1659, Roxburg, Massachusetts. Died 1714 at New Haven, Connecticut. He served as pastor of the First Congregational Society of New Haven and was one of the founders of Yale College.
Reverand Noadiah Russell - In the year 1700, ten ministers were selected to act as trustees of the proposed college (Yale). They held their meeting in Rev. Moadiah Russell's home, and there founded what later came to be called Yale College. Each gave books.
William Peck - Arrived in Boston 1637 with Governor Eaton. He was one of the founders of New Haven, Connecticut. He was trustee and treasurer of Colony Collegiate School, now Yale University. Died 1694 - buried in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the Deacon in the church 1659 - 1694.
William Tuttle - William came to America on the ship Planter which was the first ship to sail into the Moston, Massachusetts Harbor in 1635. The Tuttle homestead was the only land owned by the Yale College for nearly 30 years. It was first of a long series of purchases extending through a period of more than a century, which finally brought the whole of the college square into its possession. In these transfers, descendants of William Tuttle who at one time or another, owned a considerable part of the square, appear as grantors, either directly to the college or to intermediate holders. It was years ago. He had it 16 years; William Tuttle and heirs 30 years; Hester Coster 5 years; the First Church of New Haven 26 yers; and Yale College ever since or better than 200 years. On this very spot William Tuttle lived and died, his great Grandson, Jonathan Edwards, studied, taught and achieved much at Yale College.
Reverend Jermiah Peck - In 1660 the Hopkins Grammer School was started in New Haven. Jermiah [Jeremiah] Peck became the first teacher. He taught Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Oratory. His salary was 30 bushels of wheat, one barrel of pork, two barrels of beef, 40 bushels of corn, 30 bushels of peas, 30 bushels of oats, and butter.
John Cooper - Along with William Tuttle and others he set up the boundaries between New Haven, Milford, Bradford and Wallinford, Connecticut, May 1672.
Sergeant Abraham Doolittle - Born 1620. Died 11 August, 1690, at Wallingford, Connecticut. In 1644 he took the oath of fidelity in the Colony, and acted as executive county officer of New Haven. He was one of three appointed by the New Haven Committee to superintend the affairs of the new settlement. This "New Settlement" was afterward incorporated as a town, by the name of Wallingford. He was one of the Vigilance Committee at the time of King Philip's War at which time his house was protected by a picket fort against an attack by the Indians. He was chosen sheriff and was also deputy to the General Court for years.
Governor Joseph Dudley - Born 1647. Died 1720, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Jurist and governor in 1682. Member of the Massachusetts General Court, and in 1673 was magistrate of Roxbury. In 1673 he negotiated a treaty with the Narragansett Indians. He was sent to England in 1682 to prevent the threatened repeal of the Massachusetts Charter. He served as chief justice of New York from 1690 to 1701. He was again appointed as Governor of Massachusetts in 1702 and served until 1715.
Robert Kitchell - Came to America in 1637. Settled in Guilford, Connecticut, in 1639. He was magistrate of Guilford in 1666 then moved to Newark, New Jersey, and was called the Benefactor of Newark.
Robert Pease - Born in 1656, Salem, Massachusetts. Died 1744, Enfield, Connecticut. He was the son of John Pease, but moved to Connecticut. He is said to have been the first constable chosen by the people by vote of the Town of Enfield. Captain John Pease, his son, was one of the most prominent men in the history of Enfield. He was appointed land measurer by the town. He was one of the first select men chosen by the town and was first Captain of the First Militia Company in Enfield.
Reverend Samuel Stone - Of Guilford, Connecticut. He got his B.A. in 1624 and his M. A. at Trinity College in Cambridge, England. He was a Puritan lecturer, Hooker's assistant. He came to America in 1633 and went at once to Newton where he was a teacher. He was reverend of the Church of Christ at Hartford until his death in 1663. He was chaplain in the Pequot Indian War. Many poems were written by him. William Stone - Born 1608. Died 1683. Married Hannah. They were one of the founders of Guilford.
Lt. Governor James Bishop - Lived in New Haven Colony in 1647 on the northeast corner of State and Elm Street. He was secretary of the colony in 1651 and a selectman in 1653, 1654 and 1659. In 1661 he was the deputy of the General Court. In 1665 he was a representative to the first session of their government after its union with Connecticut. He served seven times as assistant to the governor from 1668 until May 10, 1683 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of the colony and held this office until he died the 24th of June 1691.
Governor Theophilus Eaton - Born 1590. Died 7 January, 1658, at New Haven, Connecticut. He was the first colonial governor of New Haven, Connecticut, and held that position until he died. He came to America in 1638 and founded the New Haven Colony. In 1655 he revised the Mosaic Laws under which the people had been living. He substituted a new set of laws known as the Connecticut Blue Laws. He helped form the Massachusetts Bay Company, being a very rich man and was the wealthiest of all the settlers. He gave the most money and had the largest family. His house was on the largest lot, and stood on the north side of Elm Street, about half way between Church and State Street. Including his servants, there were about 30 in the family. There were 19 fireplaces in the house. The front room had carpets from Turkey and carved furniture. In this room the family had their meals and prayers. He had a library where he spent much time reading and writing his memoirs.
Reverend Thomas Hooker - Born 1586. Died 1647. He came to America in 1633 and helped form the Massachusetts Bay Company. He left Cambridge, Massachusetts, and founded the Hartford Colony in 1636. He was the first minister in the church there. He won eminence as a theological writer and preacher, and has a permanent historical importance for his instrumentality in drawing up the first written constitution in America - that of the Hartford Colony. He is known as a prominent Puritan leader and the Father of American Democracy.
|No one knows what Hooker looked like but Frances Wadsman created an idealized statue.|
Peter Tallman - Son of Henry Tallman born in 1623. Died in 1708. He was a native of Hamburg, Germany, and settled in Portsouth, Rhode Island, in 1647. He had a son, Peter, who settled in Guilford, Connecticut. He arrived in Newport in 1650, then moved to Portsmouth in 1655. He was made a Freeman at Portsmouth and acted as interpreter between the English and the Dutch. He was in the mercantile business. In 1661 he became General Solicitor for the Colony of Rhode Island; was commissioner for Portsmouth to the Federal Government of Portsmouth, Newport, Warwick 1661 and 1662. He was an apothecary (druggist). Also owned land at Martha's Vinyard.
Richard Mansfield - One of the first settlers of New Haven, and ancestor of about all of the Mansfields in Connecticut and New York. He came form Exeter, Devonshire, England, and settled in Quinnipiac in 1649. He took the oath of fidelity at General Court at New Haven 1 July, 1644, given by Governor Eaton. Died 1655. Joseph Mansfield - Eldest son of Richard and Gillian Mansfield, is believed to have been born in England in 1636. He took the freeman's oath, February 8, 1657, or as soon as he was of age. He died November 15, 1692. He inherited his father's large farm and had a town lot and house in New Haven, as well as a large amount of land in other parcels, including the grounds now owned and occupied by Yale University buildings and Duck Cove Island in the East River.. His estate inventoried four hundred pounds. His seat in the "meeting house" was No. 8 in the "long seats for men." He married, about 1657 to Mary.
Captain Giles Hamlin - Settled in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1650. He was a mariner for nearly 50 years going back and forth across the ocean. He was a Puritan and one of the pillars of the colony. He was engaged in foreign commerce. His home lot was on the east side of Main Street. He bought ten acres on the southwest corner of Main and Washinton in 1679 which was the family homestead for four years. He commanded the following ships: The Desire, and in 1679 the John and James. He was rate maker, grand levy man and townsman. He held many public offices. In 1687 he bought 200 acres. He was deputy from Middletown to the General Assembly for 23 sessions. He was assistant or member to the Upper House of the General Assembly from 1685 to his death. His estate amounted to $83,248. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in 1689.
The painting by Jessie Talbot 1806-1879 found at American Gallery.
Families of Ancient New Haven, Connecticut. N2b, Vol. 4, page 910)