Surname: Doolittle

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

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Captivity and Redemption of Mrs. Jemima Howe – Indian Captivities

A particular account of the captivity and redemption of Mrs. Jemima Howe, who was taken prisoner by the Indians at Hinsdale, New Hampshire, on the twenty-seventh of July, 1765, as communicated to Dr. Belknap by the Rev. Bunker Gay. As Messrs. Caleb Howe, Hilkiah Grout, and Benjamin Gaffield, who had been hoeing corn in the meadow, west of the river, were returning home, a little before sunset, to a place called Bridgman’s fort, they were fired upon by twelve Indians, who had ambushed their path. Howe was on horseback, with two young lads, his children, behind him. A ball,...

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Biography of Capt. Oliver Doolittle

Capt. Oliver Doolittle, grandson of Rev. Mr. Doolittle, the first settled Congregational minister in Northfield. Mass., was one of the early and prominent settlers of Hinsdale. He located on the Connecticut river, about three miles south from the village of Hinsdale, and became an extensive real estate owner. He married Sibyl Field, of Northfield. Mass., and had six children, viz.: Otis, Oliver. Sibyl, Susan, Seth, and Charles. Otis, a farmer, after moving twice, finally located upon the old homestead. He married Sophia Shattuck, and was blessed with a family of eighteen children, fifteen of whom attained a mature age. He also was an extensive real estate owner, and was owner, among other farms, of the noted Samuel Smith farm, in Winchester, containing 600 acres. He identified himself with the military of the town, and held the office of captain of infantry, but being identified with the party which was in the minority, he held no political positions. He died on the homestead, at the advanced age of eighty. four years. His widow survived him about eleven years, dying at the age of eighty-seven. Of their numerous family, only five are living, and but one, Jackson, in the town, who owns and occupies the southern portion of the old homestead. Oliver married Arathusia Whitney, of Warwick, Mass, and settled first in Lyndon, Vt., but subsequently returned to Hinsdale, and settled...

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Chloe Todd Tuttle of Middletown CT

TUTTLE, Chloe Todd5, (Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 26, 1763, died in 1810, married first Samuel, son of Samuel and Sarah (Humiston) Tuttle, who was born in 1759, died July 9, 1802; killed by falling from a load of hay and was run over. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. They lived in Middletown, Conn., until his death, when soon afterwards, his widow removed to North Haven, Conn., and married second(???) Granniss. Children: I. Sally, b. Sept. 15, 1787, d. Oct. 18, 1864, m. Oct. 4, 1813, William Way, who d. July 30, 1868. They lived in Colesville, Broome County, N. Y. II. Edward, b. in New Haven, Conn., d. in Tooele City, Utah, July 1867, m. Sally Clinton. III. Lyman, b. June 15, 1790, in North Haven, Ct., m. Martha, Dau. of Jude Tuttle, who was b. Mar. 7, 1794, in Rowe, Mass. They lived in Hartford, Ct. IV. Maria, m. Daniel Todd; they had issue: (1) Cornelia; (2) Chloe; (3) Samuel; (4) Edward. V. Samuel, b. June 7, 1795, d. Dec. 12, 1834, of sunstroke at Baiou Barou Chunneville, La., m. Lucille Thorpe, who afterwards m. second(???)Burr, of New Haven, Conn. He was a carriage maker in New Haven, Ct., until 1832, when he removed to Louisiana, where he worked at the business for about two years, when he died. VI. Titus Todd, d....

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Lydia Todd Doolittle of Northfield MA

DOOLITTLE, Lydia Todd4, (Samuel3, Samuel2 Christopher1) born July 28, 1699, died Jan. 16, 1792, married Oct. 24, 1717, Rev. Benjamin, son of John and Mary (Peck) Doolittle, who was born July 10, 1695, died Jan. 9, 1748. He graduated from Yale, 1716; was ordained pastor of the church in Northfield, Mass., 1718, with an annual salary of 65 pounds, and quite a liberal amount of money and land as a settlement. On the Northfield records one of the highways is laid out, “From Pockany Meadow to a little brook where Mr. Doolittle’s horse died.” The following is on his gravestone. “Blessed with good intellectual parts, Well skilled in two important arts, Nobly he filled his double station, Both of a preacher and physician. To cure men’s sicknesses and sins, He took unwearied care and pains, And strove to make his patient whole, Throughout, in body and in soul. He loved his God, loved to do good, To all his friends vast kindness showed, Nor could his enimies exclaim! And say he was not kind to them. His labors met a sudden close, Now he enjoys a sweet repose, And when the just to life shall rise, Among the first he’ll mount the skies.” Children: I. Olive, b. Oct. 28, 1718. II. Lydia, b. Aug. 24, 1720. III. Charles, b. July 31, 1722. IV. Eunice, b. July 31, 1724. V....

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Mary Todd Dickerman of Mt. Carmel CT

DICKERMAN, Mary Todd5, (Seth4, Eleazer3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 13, 1767, died Feb. 7, 1844, married Sept 7, 1797, Enos, son of Enos and Lois (Alling) Dickerman, who was born Jan. 15, 1775, died Feb. 8, 1854. Their children were born at Mt. Carmel, Conn. Children: I. Enos, b. July 4, 1800, m. Harriet Doolittle. II. Elihu, b. May 14, 1802, m. Sylvia Humiston. III. Lebbeus, b. Dec. 31, 1803, d. Jan. 22, 1872, m. Amanda Doolittle. IV. Mary Ives, b. March 20, 1809, m. Edmund Lewis, son of Jesse Doolittle. V. Lois Allen, b. June 12, 1816, m. Amasa Preston. No...

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Sarah Todd Doolittle

DOOLITTLE, Sarah Todd4, (Josiah3, John2, Christopher1) born Jan. 30, 1725, married Nov. 10, 1743, Isaac Doolittle. Children: I. Sarah, b. 1747, d. July 21, 1832, m. Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah Parmalee, who was born 1744, d. March 24, 1788. He was Capt. in Col. Hazen’s regiment; was wounded at the battle of Brandywine; died of small-pox. He married first Jan. 14, 1767, Abigail Russell, who was b. 1742, d. Nov. 24, 1767. II. Abigail, b. Dec. 14, 1749, d. Oct. 24, 1794, m. Nov. 17, 1768, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Dayton) English, who was b. Dec. 16, 1742, d. April 19, 1808. He was a descendant of Michael Todd on his mothers side. III. Mary, b. March 12, 1752, d. Aug. 6, 1760. IV. Thankful, b. Jan. 21, 1754, d. Feb. 14, 1827, m. Feb. 13, 1777, John, son of Daniel and Mehitabel (Brown) Trowbridge, who was b. June 1, 1748, d. Sept. 7, 1791. He was a Capt, in the revolutionary war, and at one time was stationed at West Point, N. Y. V. John Todd, b. May 20, 1756. VI. Isaac, b. 1759, d. 1821, m. 1780, Desire Bellamy. VII. William Fredericks, b. April 14, 1761. VIII. Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1765, m.(???)Collins. IX....

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Street Todd of Waterbury CT

Street Todd7, (Hezekiah6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 27, 1792, died Oct. 25, 1860, married Feb. 16, 1815, Ruth W., daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Hickox) Welton. “Street Todd was for a long time a butcher, his ‘slaughter’ being in two or three different places. He was succeeded by his son Ransom S. Todd.” From History of Waterbury, Conn., by Joseph Anderson, D.D. Children: *1167. Ransom S., b. Jan. 18, 1816. *1168. Janette, b. Aug. 17, 1817. *1169. Robert Clark, b. April 21, 1820. *1170. Edwin, b. Jan. 30, 1823. *1171. James, b. Oct. 18, 1825. 1172. William S., b. Jan. 19, 1828, d. Dec. 12, 1833; twin with the next. 1173. Willis H., b. Jan. 19, 1828, d. Nov. 9, 1871, unmarried. *1174. Franklin, b. Nov. 24, 1832. *1175. Eveline, b. July 29, 1834. 1176. Jane, b. Aug. 9, 1836, m. Amasa Doolittle of Cheshire; both are deceased. 1177. William S., b. May 20, 1838, m. Nov. 28, 1862, Emogene Miller. No children. He is now (1913)...

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Mary Ann Todd Doolittle

DOOLITTLE, Mary Ann Todd7, (Ely6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 11, 1814, died July 4, 1854, married Dec. 24, 1834, Jesse Allen Doolittle. Children: I. Sylvia Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1835, m. May 6, 1852, David A. Lounsbury. Issue: (1) Marietta, b. May 1854. II. Jesse Burton, b. April 16, 1838, d. Nov. 27, 1867, m. July 4, 1857, Sarah Johnson. III. Lewis Ely, b. May 17, 1840, m. Nov. 25, 1865, Jane Combs. IV. Henry Allen, b. May 18, 1845, d. Aug. 27, 1865, m. April 1865, Emma Doolittle. V. Leonard Wales, b. March 3, 1847, m. Sept. 1869, Immogene...

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Matilda Irene Todd Doolittle

DOOLITTLE, Matilda Irene Todd8, (Thelus7, Thelus6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 10, 1838, married Edwin Doolittle, of Brandford, Conn., where she now (1913) resides. Children: I. Child, d. young. II. Child, d....

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Carolyn Todd Doolittle Worth

DOOLITTLE WORTH, Carolyn Todd8, (Burr7, Isaac6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 27, 1858, married first, Allen Doolittle, of Griffins Corners, N. Y., second, (???)Worth. Child by Allen Doolittle: I. Roy...

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Obituary of Mrs. Betty L. Colson Van Cleave

Betty L. Van Cleave age 81, passed away July 7, 2008 in Pendleton, Ore. She was born Feb. 5, 1927 in Baker, Ore. Betty was the seventh of 13 children to Carl and Florence “Doolittle” Colson. She attended school until the 10th grade, and then went to work to help the family. She was a waitress and owned two restaurants, one in Durkee, Ore. and one in Burley, Idaho. Betty is survived by two daughters and one son, Sandy Howland of Pendleton, Ore., Sonny and wife Bonnie Van Cleave of Parma, ID and Georgia and husband Steve Wallis of Pendleton, Ore., sisters Peedee and husband Wayne Hammock and Nancy Payne, seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Ore. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Heart and Home Hospice of Baker City, Ore. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 10, 2008 Transcribed by: Belva...

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