Saturday, July 30, 2011

WILLIAM HOLTON 1610-1691

[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Sarah Sawyer Hastings (Snow), daughter of Salome Burt (Hastings), daughter of Enos Burt, son of Asahel Burt, son of Joseph Burt, son of Mary Holton (Burt), daughter of William Holton.]



Birth: 1610, England
Death: Aug. 2, 1691, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Deacon William Holden. One of the founders of Northampton.
Buried with Mary, his wife.
Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 27682050

Plaque, Bridge St Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts
Deacon William Holton




Born 1610 - Died Aug 2 1691





Mary, His Wife





Died Nov 16 1691





Erected by the Holton Family Association 1938





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Founders of Hartford
http://www.foundersofhartford.org/founders/holton_william.htm
Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
William Holton (Houghton, Holten) came in the “Francis,” from Ipswich. 1634, aged 23. An original proprietor at Hartford; his home-lot in 1631 was on “the road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp,” now Washington St. Removed to Northampton in 1654; was the first deacon there; member of first Board of Magistrates; deputy several years; d. in Northampton, Aug 12, 1691 ; his widow, Mary, d. Nov. 16, 1691.
http://foundersofhartford.org/founders/index.htm
The Founders of Hartford
Here are the 163 men and women listed in the Book of Distribution of Land as being those who settled in Hartford before February 1640. Their names are on a monument in Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground. Click on each of these names for more information about the person.
Click here for an informational list of later settlers who lived in Hartford in the 17th century, but are not considered Founders of Hartford.
Jeremy Adams William Gibbons John Pierce Matthew Allyn Deacon Richard Goodman Thomas Porter Francis Andrews Elder William Goodwin Stephen Post William Andrews Ozias Goodwin John Pratt John Arnold Seth Grant William Pratt Andrew Bacon George Grave John Purchas (Purkas) John Barnard Bartholomew Greene Nathaniel Richards Thomas Barnes Samuel Greenhill Thomas Richards Robert Bartlett Thomas Gridley Richard Risley (Wrigley) John Baysey Samuel Hale (Hales) Thomas Root Thomas Beale Thomas Hale William Ruscoe(Reskoe, Rescue) Nathaniel Bearding(Bardon) John Hall Nathaniel Ruscoe Mary Betts Stephen Hart John Sable (Savell, Sables) John Bidwell William Hayden Thomas Scott Richard Billing Hon. John Haynes Thomas Selden Thomas Birchwood(Birchard) Rev. John Higginson Richard Seymour Peter Blachford(Blatchford, Blackfield) William Hills John Skinner Thomas Blackley (Blatchley, Blacksley) John Holloway Arthur Smith Thomas Bliss, Sr. William Holton(Houghton, Holten) Giles Smith Thomas Bliss, Jr. Rev. Thomas Hooker Sergeant Thomas Spencer William Blumfield Governor Edward Hopkins William Spencer James Bridgeman John Hopkins John Stanley John Bronson(Brownson, Brunson) Thomas Hosmer Thomas Stanley Richard Bronson George Hubbard Timothy Stanley Capt. Thomas Bull Thomas Hungerford(Hungerfoot) Thomas Stanton Thomas Bunce William Hyde Deacon Edward Stebbins (Stebbin) Benjamin Burr Jonathan Ince George Steele Deacon Richard Butler Thomas Judd John Steele William Butler Ralph Keeler George Stocking Clement Chaplin (Chaplain) Nathaniel Kellogg John Stone Mss. Dorothy Chester William Kelsey Rev. Samuel Stone Richard Church Edward Lay John Talcott John Clarke William Lewis, Sen. Thomas Thompson Nicholas Clarke Captain Richard Lord Thomas Upson William Clarke Thomas Lord Robert Wade James Cole Thomas Lord, Jr. William Wadsworth Sergt. William Cornwell Richard Lyman Henry Wakeley (Walkley) John Crow John Marsh James Wakeley Captain John Cullick Matthew Marvin Samuel Wakeman Philip Davis Reinold Marvin Nathaniel Ward Fulke Davy John Maynard Andrew Warner Robert Day John Moody John Warner Nicholas Desborough(Disbro, Desbrough, Disborow Desbrow) John Morris (Morrice) Richard Watts Deacon Joseph Easton Benjamin Munn Richard Webb William Edwards Thomas Munson John Webster Edward Elmer Joseph Mygatt Governor Thomas Welles Nathaniel Ely Thomas Olcott William Westley James Ensign (Ensigg) James Olmsted (Holmsted) William Westwood Zachary Field Dr John Olmsted Elder John White Thomas Fisher Capt. Richard Olmsted Samuel Whitehead John Friend William Pantry (Peyntre) Major William Whiting Samuel Gardiner (Gardner) William Parker John Wilcock (Wilcox)> Daniel Garret(Garrard, Garwood) Deacon Paul Peck Gregory Wolterton (Wilterton) John Gennings (Ginnings) William Phillips Thomas Woodford Governor George Wyllys
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Notes on William Holton
William Holton came from Ipswich, England to America in April, 1634, age 23, in the ship "Francis" and settled eventually at Hartford, CT where he was one of the original proprietors. The passenger ship list is printed in the "Register," Vol 14, pg. 331 where his name is listed as "William Haulton."
Savage does not know from which MA town he came to Hartford. William and his family later moved to Northampton, MA in 1655 where William was the first deacon of the church, ordained 13 May 1663; he was also a representative in 1664, 1667, 1669-167, once for the town of Hadley.
http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?william,suffolk::holton::300.html...papers that indicate the possible baptism of (William? -gw-), in the Nayland Church near Ipswich in Suffolk, England. It was dated in l610. "October ye 20th daie", recording the baptism of "Willm sonne of Edward Holton. It is further learned that he was born at Wiston Manor Farm in the Parish of Holton St. Mary's. This homestead, which is not to be confused with Wiston Hall, the ancient manor house, has been the residence of Holtons even as late as the twentieth century...
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John King origins
FOUNDERS OF FORT NO. 4, CHARLESTOWN, NHFrom: Farns10th@aol.com - Janice FarnsworthSurname: HOLTONSource: History of Charlestown, NH - Fort No. 4 by Rev. Henry H. Saunderson pub 1876p.4llJonathan Holton the earliest settler of that name inCharlestown, NH was descended from William Holton whowas born in England in 1611 and arrived in this countryon the ship: The Francis from Ipswich, ENG in 1634.Willian Holton was one of the orig. proprietors of Hartford, CT thence removed to Northampton in l663 wherehe was a deacon of his church. He rep'd Northampton for5 yrs in the General Court and rep'd Hadley for one yearviz., l669. He settled in Northfield as is recordedthusly:"It was voted and agreed by the proprietors of Northfield to give to each of our honored Committee: Mr. Wm.Clark, Deacon William Holton, Sergt. John King and Ensign Preserved Clapp, five acres of interval land inthe Three Little Meadows, without paying any purchase money; and it is to lie clear of any town charges what-soever." This land was not a present to them but was pportioned to them as an honorary testimonial of thevalue of their services, on conditions far more advantagious than were conceded to the proprietors in general.He died in Northfield Aug l2, l69l.William and Mary Holton (maiden name unascertained) had family of seven children all born either at Hartfordor Northampton, of whom Mary and Sarah Holton were both arried the same day, viz., Nov l8, l656; the former toDavid Burt and the latter to John King, which were the lst two marriages solomnized in Northampton.The eldest child of William and Mary Holton was JohnHolton who died Apr 26, l7l2. He m. Abigail_____whosurvived him but whose death we have no record. JohnHolton and wife, Abigail had seven children, the youngestof whom, Thomas Holton is the line of descent of theHolton(s) of Charlestown, NHThe death of Thomas Holton is described by Hon GeorgeSheldon in his History of Northfield p. l95: Aug. l3thwhile the men were scattered in their grain fields, Gray Lock (the Indian) with a party of four Indians way-laid and killed two of our leading citizens, viz.,Thomas Holton aged 42 yrs and Gheophilus Merriman aged3l yrs. Taking their scalps the Indians pressed on toRutland where the next day they attacked Deacon JosephStevens and four of his sons as they were making hay inthe meadow. Thomas Holton was born Oct 23, l68l and m. Mindwell Allendau of Samuel Allen of Northampton. He d. and she m. (2)Daniel Chapin in l726 She d. Oct 2l, l758. Thomas Holton and Mindwell Allen had five children ofwhom Joshua Holton b. abt l703 was the eldest. JoshuaHolton as his father before him was killed by Indians.(See Hist. of Northfield, pp 243 and 37l)Joshua Holton and his wife Mary had three children:Ebenezer Holton, Jonathan Holton and Joshua Holton, Jr.Jonathan Holton m. Hannah Olcott dau of Timothy Olcottof Bolton, CT bp. Apr l9, l747. Res: Chester, VT thenceto Rockingham then in l786 to Charlestown, NH his perma-nent residence. He was a soldier in the War of the Rev.He was at the battle of Bennington under Gen. Stark andwas wounded there, and marched twice to the defense ofTiconderoga. At Charlestown, NH he was a farmer andalso Dep. Sheriff and Jail-keeper.Capt Jonathan Holton and his wife, Hannah Olcott hadissue: (p.4l3)1. Simeon Holton m. Abbe___of Rockingham Res: NY State2. Bela Holton m. Patty Olcott of Rockingham, VT Res: Lyndon, VT.3. Jonathan Holton, Jr. m. Betsy Baldwin of Charles- town, NH Res: Rochester, NY where he died.4. Adolphus Holton m. Almira Hibbard of Concord, VT Res: Concord, VT.5. Bulkley Holton m. July 25, l798 Betsy Judevine Res: Charlestown,NH thence to Thetford, VT.6. David Holton m. l809 Betsy Pope of Concord, VT Res: l8l0, Charlestown, NH Betsy (Pope) Holton d. Sep 24, l854 aged 67. He d. Feb l, l873. His obit states that he was b. at Rockingham, VT 1781 and removed to Charleston NH l786 (p.4l3) The children of David Holton and wife, Betsy (Pope) Holton:l. Fanny Holton b. Aug 28, l8l0 m. (l) l832 Dr. Simeon D. Colburn. Their children:l. Elizabeth Colburn b. l835.2. Joseph Warren Colburn b. l8363. Charles M. Colburn b. l84l4. Fanny S. Colburn b. 1852 (p.4l4) 2. Sophia Holton b. l8l2 m. l83l Col. Levi Green Res: Portland, ME Their children:l. Martha Green b. l832.2. Ellen S. Green b. l8383. David Holton Jr. b.l8l4 m. l849 Eleline Browne of Hinsdale, NH Res: Charlestown, NH. Their children:1. George D. Holton b. l85l grad Dart- mouth l873 Res: Chicago, IL2. Emma Holton b.l855 d. l8723. Willie B. Holton b. l860.4. David Holton Jr. died Mar 30, l865.4. Charles D. Holton b. l820 m. l848 Esther Tenney b. l826 at Hanover, NH Their childrenl. Clarence Holton b. l849 at Hanover2. Frederick Holton b. l852 at Hanover Charles removed to Atco, NJ.7. Asa Holton (son of Jonathan Holton and wife, Hannah (Olcott) Holton) Asa Holton b. at Charlestown, NH Nov l786 m. l8l8 Orra Evarts b. at Claremont Apr l2, l799 Res: Clare- mont d. Mar 4, l84l Their children:l. George Holton b. l8202. Mary A. Holton b.l82l Res: Warrenton, N.C.3. James Evarts Holton b.l823 m. Mary Gray in NY in l852 d. l869.4. Caroline Holton b. l825 m. l866 George Fort- une of Virden, IL5. William Holton b. l827 Res: Washington, D.C.6. Edward L. Holton b. l829 Res: Manchester,NH 7. George Holton 2d b. l830 Res: NY8. Mattie Holton b.l833 m. l857 Julius Wilcox Res: Warrenton, N.C.9. Henry C. Holton b. l834 d. at Manchester l869. l0. Russel F. Holton b. l837 Res: Westboro, MA. 11. Maurice Holton b. l84l Res: Manchester, NHHannah (Olcott) Holton d. Jan 26, l792 aged 45 and Capt.Jonathan Holton m. (2) Nancy Walker by whom he had thefollowing children:l. George Washington Holton b.l7952. Gustavus Stebbins Holton b. l7973. Hannah Olcott Holton b.___ 4. Abille Bowen Holton 1800Nancy (Walker) Holton died Mayll, l803 aged 36 years andJonathan Holton m. (3) Nancy Pope of Walpole, publishedNov. l7, l803. She died June 29,l840 and Capt Holtondied Nov l9,l82l aged 78 yrs.
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stuff from someone else's notes
William HOLTON53,2080,2692,2694,2698,2699 was born on 28 April 1610 in Winston Manor, near Ipswich, Essex, England.53 He was born on 28 April 1610 in Winston Manor, near Ipswich, co Suffolk, England.2080,2692 He was born on 28 April 1610 in Winston Manor, Near Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng.2690 William was christened on 20 October 1610 in Nayland Church, Holton Parish, St Marys, Eng.2690 He died on 12 August 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.53 He died on 12 August 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA.2080,2692 William died on 12 August 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA.2690 He has Ancestral File Number 3DCM-LR. He was buried.2690 Came from England in the "Francis" in 1634. He was an original proprietor of Hartford, Connecticut and removed to Northampton, Massachusetts where he was ordained deacon in 1663. He was representative to the General Court for 5 years from Northampton. He was on the Committee for Northfield at the second settlement.
From History of Northfield page 460He had left Hartford in 1637 and returned to England. When he returned in 1639, he brought with him his new wife.
Misc. Sources:Title: A History Of Deerfield, MassAuthor: Sheldon, GeorgePublication: 1896Repository: Family History LibrarySalt Lake City, UT 84150
Title: Immigrant AncestorsAuthor: Viruk, Frederick AdamsPublication: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1986Repository: Family History LibrarySalt Lake City, UT 84150
Title: Gilbert Family Descendants Of Thomas Gilbert 1582 (?)-1659Author: Brainard, Homer Worthington, Harold Simeon Gilbert & Clarence Almon TorreyPublication: New Haven, CT, 1953
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From the Paige Family History by Howard Paige at www.Ancestry.com - Ancestry World Tree database :1710152:
"On 25 March 1662 Bartholomew Bernard of Hartford and William Holton of Northampton were parties in a lawsuit "for fraudulent dealing in and about the meadow which was Edward Elmer's later of Northampton" [PynchonCourt 259].Deacon William Holton was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Ct., and one of the eight original petitioners for liberty to plant and settle at Nonotuck (Northampton), Massachusetts, whither he went in 1653. When the first board of magistrates was appointed in 1665 by the General court, it consisted of William Holton, Thomas Bascom and Edward Elmore. he was the first deacon of the church of Northampton (ordained June 13, 1663), and a representative to the General court (1667-69). He died Aug. 12, 1691, at age about 80. His widow Mary died Nov 16, 1691.His daughter Sarah married Nov 18, 1656, Capt. John King of Northampton, whose grand-daughter, Experience King (daughter of Lt. John King, Jr., of Northampton, and Mehitable Pomeroy) married Col. Timothy Dwight of Northampton, grandfather of President Timothy Dwight of Yale College. His second daughter Mary married November 18, 1656, David Burt, whose daughter, Mary Burt, married Dr. Thomas Hastings of Hadley, Mass., the ancestor of Thomas Hastings, Esq., Musical Doctor and Composer in New York. His remaining daughter Ruth married Feb 5, 1663, Joseph Baker and afterwards to 2nd husband Thomas Lyman (son of Richard Lyman the settler). They were the parents of Noah Lyman father of the celebrated Gen.Phineas Lyman of Suffield, Ct., and of Ebenezer Lyman his brother, whose granddaughter, Esther Lyman, was the mother of Rev. Dr. Lyman Beecher.)William Holton of Hartford & Northampton came to New England in "TheFrancis", sailing from Ipswich in 1634. He had a sister, Sarah, who was baptized in Nayland, Suffolk, England, Parish of Holton St. Marys, but nothing more is known about her."
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From the "Cavanaugh Genealogy" by Michael A. Cavanaugh at www.Ancestry.com Ancestry World Tree database mac256:"Buried in same cemetery as Rev. Jonathan Edwards; stone placed by Holton Family Association, 1938 birthplace sometimes given as Ipswich, Suffolk, ca. 1610/11; but it is likely he sailed from Ipswich. christening record, 20 oct 1610, Nayland, Suffolk, father Edward Holton; village of Holton St. Mary about halfway between Nayland & Ipswich a Thomas Holton, b. 1568 at Holton St Mary, was father of Sarah, b. 1609 also Holton St. Mary. A William Holton also born to a Thomas Houlton in Nayland, 28 apr 1610.Could this be a cousin of Deacon William; or DW himself (since one date is birth, one is christening?)marriage of William Hooton (sic) and Mary Morley recorded 12 May 1628, in town of Nottingham -- a distance from Nayland, but matching particulars of Deacon William & Mary Holton; A184749AF has William b. Winston Manor, near Ipswich; father Edward, mother Constance Adkindson spouse Mary Winche.Edward Payson Holton, "A Genealogy of the Descendants in America of William Holton . . ." , 'came to America 1634, where he married Mary Winche Holmes, DAHNEF, cxxii: b. Eng. 1611, came from Ipswich Eng. 1635 to Cambridge MA with Thomas Hooker; to Hartford, CT, returned to England 3 yrs, joined the colonists at Northampton MA before 1663.'Savage, GDFSNE II:455: to Northampton 1655. First deacon there, ord. 13 may 1663 but G N Mackenzie, Col Fam US, 213: came to MA in Francis from Ipswich, 1634, but in 1630 was one of first settlers of Hartford CT. So, were the 3 yrs in England ca. 1631-1634? Or, in intervals btw. chn. b. 1635 & 1640, or 1640 & 1643? First child Mary b. 1632, supposedly in Hartford.Justice of Peace, also Representative to General Court at Boston, 1664-67-69, introduced a motion in the General Court for suppression of intemperance, the first known in American history, and was First Commissioner to the General Court in that temperance effort. alternate date of death: 12 Aug. 1691"
Roberts says he was perhaps the William baptised at Holton St. Mary's, Suffolk, England 20 October 1610, son of Edward Holton.William probably immigrated on the Francis in 1634. He was an early settler of Hartford, and removed to Northampton about 1655. William and Mary had eight children, all probably born before they removed to Northampton. Parents: Edward HOLTON and Constance ADKINSON.
Spouse: Mary WINCHELL. Mary WINCHELL and William HOLTON were married in 1636 in Springfield.2690 They2690 were married between 1637 and 1639 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.53,2080,2692 Children were: Mary HOLTON, Sarah HOLTON, Ruth HOLTON, John HOLTON, Samuel HOLTON, Thomas HOLTON, William HOLTON, Rachel HOLTON, Rachael HOLTON.
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Deacon William Holton
Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale, Rev. Everett Edward Hale (author of "Man Without a County"), abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, President Franklin D Roosevelt, Vice President Levi Parsons Morton, First Ladies Lucy Ware Webb (Mrs Rutherford Hayes) and Bessw Truman are descendants.
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William Holton (1610-1691) and wife Mary - Immigrants
1600s , England & CT & MA
William Holton (1610-1691) at age 23 sailed aboard the "Francis" from Ipswich, England in April of 1634 and arrived at Charlestown, MA and then Boston, MA in June of 1634. In the summer of 1636 Reverend T. Hooker led a large party to include William Holton to Suckiaug (soon Hartford). At about this time William Holton married Mary Winche (ancestry sought!) and all 8 of their children were born in Hartford. William Holton received a land grant on the south side of little River by 1637/8 and his house was at the corner of present-day Capitol Avenue and Washington Street (the site of today's Connecticut State Library) and his pasture lot was further south and west.
In 1653 William Holton was one of the settlers of Hartford who petitioned the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony to allow them to establish a settlement at Nonotuck (soon Northampton) on the west bank of the Connecticut River 20 miles north of Springfield. In 1654 William Holton's was one of four families to move to Northampton and build log cabins and plant crops on land purchased from the Indians. William Holton paid his portion in pork and thus disposed of some of his stock in the autumn of 1653 before moving to Northampton, MA. In 1654 William Holton and others built a Town Hall at Northampton. In 1655 they petitioned the General Court to establish a government at Northampton and on 23 May 1655 that petition was granted and Willian Holton and 2 others were appointed as commissioners "to end all small causes according to law" with larger matters to be referred to Springfield. William Holton appears to have served as commissioner/magistrate there 1655-1660. William Holton was a Northampton selectman from 1657 on and elected Freeman in March 1662. In June 1661 the Northampton church was organized and William Holton and his wife and their 3 adult daughters signed that covenant. William Holton was ordained the first deacon at Northampton on 13 May 1663. William Holton was made a Sergeant of the Northampton Tranband in 1661 and this was confirmed in August 1662 after he became a Freeman. William Holton was Northampton's Representative to the General Court at Boston in 1664 (the second year that Northampton was so represented) and he was also Representative for 1665, 1666, 1667, 1670, and 1671 for Northampton. William Holton was Representative for Hadley (a town the General Court had directed William Holton and others to lay out) in 1669. William Holton was also appointed to a number of important committees (ie to lay out Hadley, to lay out Northfield, etc.). During King Philips War there was an Indian raid at Northampton, MA in 1676 and William Holton's son Thomas Holton was killed. William Holton's home on present-day Pleasant Street was the only house inside the palisade that was burned down. William Holton had no will as his property was distributed before his death. William Holton's estate inventory on 24 November 1691 was for L68 1s. On 30 March 1692 William Holton's descendants signed an agreement dividing this estate. William Holton was "a man of sincere piety as well as recognized intelligence".
Daughter Rachel Holton (born 1645) married first Thomas Strong (1636-1689) in 1671 at Northampton, MA and their 11 children were all born there. Widow Rachel Holton Strong in 1698 married second Nathan Bradley and they lived at East Guilford/Madison, CT.
Sources: Genealogical Dictionary, Savage, 1860; The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong by B. W. Dwight, 1871; Memoranda ... by J. G. Leach, 1894; FDR's colonial Ancestors by A. P. Johnson; Genealogy of the Descendants in America of William Holton by E. P. Holton
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Descendents of William Holton
FOUNDERS OF FORT NO. 4, CHARLESTOWN, NHFrom: Farns10th@aol.com - Janice FarnsworthSurname: HOLTONSource: History of Charlestown, NH - Fort No. 4 by Rev. Henry H. Saunderson pub 1876p.4llJonathan Holton the earliest settler of that name inCharlestown, NH was descended from William Holton whowas born in England in 1611 and arrived in this countryon the ship: The Francis from Ipswich, ENG in 1634.Willian Holton was one of the orig. proprietors of Hartford, CT thence removed to Northampton in l663 wherehe was a deacon of his church. He rep'd Northampton for5 yrs in the General Court and rep'd Hadley for one yearviz., l669. He settled in Northfield as is recordedthusly:"It was voted and agreed by the proprietors of North-field to give to each of our honored Committee: Mr. Wm.Clark, Deacon William Holton, Sergt. John King and Ens-ign Preserved Clapp, five acres of interval land inthe Three Little Meadows, without paying any purchasemoney; and it is to lie clear of any town charges what-soever." This land was not a present to them but wasapportioned to them as an honorary testimonial of thevalue of their services, on conditions far more advantagious than were conceded to the proprietors in general.He died in Northfield Aug l2, l69l.William and Mary Holton (maiden name unascertained) hada family of seven children all born either at Hartfordor Northampton, of whom Mary and Sarah Holton were bothmarried the same day, viz., Nov l8, l656; the former toDavid Burt and the latter to John King, which were thelst two marriages solomnized in Northampton.The eldest child of William and Mary Holton was JohnHolton who died Apr 26, l7l2. He m. Abigail_____whosurvived him but whose death we have no record. JohnHolton and wife, Abigail had seven children, the youngestof whom, Thomas Holton is the line of descent of theHolton(s) of Charlestown, NHThe death of Thomas Holton is described by Hon GeorgeSheldon in his History of Northfield p. l95: Aug. l3thwhile the men were scattered in their grain fields, Gray Lock (the Indian) with a party of four Indians way-laid and killed two of our leading citizens, viz.,Thomas Holton aged 42 yrs and Gheophilus Merriman aged3l yrs. Taking their scalps the Indians pressed on toRutland where the next day they attacked Deacon JosephStevens and four of his sons as they were making hay inthe meadow. Thomas Holton was born Oct 23, l68l and m. Mindwell Allendau of Samuel Allen of Northampton. He d. and she m. (2)Daniel Chapin in l726 She d. Oct 2l, l758. Thomas Holton and Mindwell Allen had five children ofwhom Joshua Holton b. abt l703 was the eldest. JoshuaHolton as his father before him was killed by Indians.(See Hist. of Northfield, pp 243 and 37l)Joshua Holton and his wife Mary had three children:Ebenezer Holton, Jonathan Holton and Joshua Holton, Jr.Jonathan Holton m. Hannah Olcott dau of Timothy Olcottof Bolton, CT bp. Apr l9, l747. Res: Chester, VT thenceto Rockingham then in l786 to Charlestown, NH his perma-nent residence. He was a soldier in the War of the Rev.He was at the battle of Bennington under Gen. Stark andwas wounded there, and marched twice to the defense ofTiconderoga. At Charlestown, NH he was a farmer andalso Dep. Sheriff and Jail-keeper.Capt Jonathan Holton and his wife, Hannah Olcott hadissue: (p.4l3)1. Simeon Holton m. Abbe___of Rockingham Res: NY State2. Bela Holton m. Patty Olcott of Rockingham, VT Res: Lyndon, VT.3. Jonathan Holton, Jr. m. Betsy Baldwin of Charles- town, NH Res: Rochester, NY where he died.4. Adolphus Holton m. Almira Hibbard of Concord, VT Res: Concord, VT.5. Bulkley Holton m. July 25, l798 Betsy Judevine Res: Charlestown,NH thence to Thetford, VT.6. David Holton m. l809 Betsy Pope of Concord, VT Res: l8l0, Charlestown, NH Betsy (Pope) Holton d. Sep 24, l854 aged 67. He d. Feb l, l873. His obit states that he was b. at Rockingham, VT 1781 and removed to Charleston NH l786 (p.4l3) The children of David Holton and wife, Betsy (Pope) Holton:l. Fanny Holton b. Aug 28, l8l0 m. (l) l832 Dr. Simeon D. Colburn. Their children:l. Elizabeth Colburn b. l835.2. Joseph Warren Colburn b. l8363. Charles M. Colburn b. l84l4. Fanny S. Colburn b. 1852 (p.4l4) 2. Sophia Holton b. l8l2 m. l83l Col. Levi Green Res: Portland, ME Their children:l. Martha Green b. l832.2. Ellen S. Green b. l8383. David Holton Jr. b.l8l4 m. l849 Eleline Browne of Hinsdale, NH Res: Charlestown, NH. Their children:1. George D. Holton b. l85l grad Dart- mouth l873 Res: Chicago, IL2. Emma Holton b.l855 d. l8723. Willie B. Holton b. l860.4. David Holton Jr. died Mar 30, l865.4. Charles D. Holton b. l820 m. l848 Esther Tenney b. l826 at Hanover, NH Their childrenl. Clarence Holton b. l849 at Hanover2. Frederick Holton b. l852 at Hanover Charles removed to Atco, NJ.7. Asa Holton (son of Jonathan Holton and wife, Hannah (Olcott) Holton) Asa Holton b. at Charlestown, NH Nov l786 m. l8l8 Orra Evarts b. at Claremont Apr l2, l799 Res: Clare- mont d. Mar 4, l84l Their children:l. George Holton b. l8202. Mary A. Holton b.l82l Res: Warrenton, N.C.3. James Evarts Holton b.l823 m. Mary Gray in NY in l852 d. l869.4. Caroline Holton b. l825 m. l866 George Fort- une of Virden, IL5. William Holton b. l827 Res: Washington, D.C.6. Edward L. Holton b. l829 Res: Manchester,NH 7. George Holton 2d b. l830 Res: NY8. Mattie Holton b.l833 m. l857 Julius Wilcox Res: Warrenton, N.C.9. Henry C. Holton b. l834 d. at Manchester l869. l0. Russel F. Holton b. l837 Res: Westboro, MA. 11. Maurice Holton b. l84l Res: Manchester, NHHannah (Olcott) Holton d. Jan 26, l792 aged 45 and Capt.Jonathan Holton m. (2) Nancy Walker by whom he had thefollowing children:l. George Washington Holton b.l7952. Gustavus Stebbins Holton b. l7973. Hannah Olcott Holton b.___ 4. Abille Bowen Holton 1800Nancy (Walker) Holton died Mayll, l803 aged 36 years andJonathan Holton m. (3) Nancy Pope of Walpole, publishedNov. l7, l803. She died June 29,l840 and Capt Holtondied Nov l9,l82l aged 78 yrs.
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THE HOLTON FAMILY.
William Holton, Houlton, was born in England, 1611; came from Ipswich to America in ship "Francis," 1634; original proprietor of Hartford, Ct.; removed thence to Northhampton, Mass. where he was ordained deacon, 1663 representative to the general court 5 years from Northampton and 1 year from Hadley; on committee for Northfield at the second settlement, 1672 died Aug. 12, 1691. His wife, Mary ____, died Nov. 16, 1691.
Their children were John, Samuel, William, Mary, Sarah, Ruth, Rachel and Thomas, killed in the attack on Northampton, Mar. 14, 1676. Mary married David Burt, Nov. 18, 1656; Sarah married John King, Nov. 18, 1656,-the first two marriages in Northampton. Ruth married Joseph Baker, who was killed by the Indians, Oct. 29, 1675. Rachel married Thomas Strong.
John, son of William, died April 16, 1712. Abigail ____, his wife, was living in 1718. Their children were Mary, Eleazer, Sarah, Abigail, Joshua, William and Thomas.
Thomas, son of John, was born Oct. 23, 1081; was in Northfield, 1718; killed by the Indians Aug. 23, 1723. He married Mindwell, daughter of Samuel Allen of Northampton. After her husband was killed she married Daniel Chapin. She died Oct. 21, 1758. Children: Joshua, born 1703; Thomas, 1705; Hannah, 1707; Mindwell, about 1712: Ithamer, who died Dec. 4, .713.
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The Founders of Hartford
William Holton (Houghton, Holten) came in the “Francis,” from Ipswich. 1634, aged 23. An original proprietor at Hartford; his home-lot in 1631 was on “the road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp,” now Washington St. Removed to Northampton in 1654; was the first deacon there; member of first Board of Magistrates; deputy several years; d. in Northampton, Aug 12, 1691 ; his widow, Mary, d. Nov. 16, 1691.
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summary of his life
William Holton(110) was born on 20 Oct 1610 in Nayland, Suffolk, England. He died on 22 Aug 1691 in Northampton, Ma. William Holton was an original proprietor of Hartford, CT; came in the "Francis", from Ipswich in 1634, aged 23. Removed to Northamton; was first deacon at Northampton May 13 1663; Representative to the General Court in 1664. His children: Thomas Holton, killed by Indians 1676; Mary, M. David Burt. Sarah, m. John King. Ruth m. Joseph Baker, who was killed by Indians: M. 2nd, Thomas Lyman. Rachel M. Thomas Strong. From the Hampshire Gazatte: 1`866: "William Holton heads the list (of Deacons in Early times of The Northampton Church); one of the Springfield petitioners in 1658 and one of the first comers the next year to Northampton. The first marriage in the infant settlement was in his family, Nov 18 1655, between David Burt and Mary Holton. In the same family, the next year the second marriage occurred, the parties being John King and Sarah Holton. From this second marriage sprung a numberous race of Kings. The town appointed William Holton in 1657 to solicit the General Court respecting sundry particulars, especially to "to desire advice what course to take about the prevent of excess in liquors in coming to our town, and of cider." In 1663 at a time of unusual seeking to God for guidance, after choosing a ruling elder, the church chose William Holton deacon. Being the first of officiate in this capacity, he was also the first deacon of the church called away by death 28 years after his appointment in 1691. The Holton name continued in Northampton at least two generations.
He was married to Mary Winchell WFT Est. 1623-1658. Children were: John Holton, Samuel Holton, William Holton, Thomas Holton, Mary Holton, Ruth Holton, Rachel Holton, Sarah Holton.
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