Thomas Rolph1

M, b. 5 November 1763, d. 1828
FatherStephen Rolph1 b. 1719, d. 22 Nov 1792
MotherSusannah Stewart1 b. 5 Sep 1725, d. 24 Oct 1805
     Thomas was born at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 5 November 1763.1,2 He lived; MA, VT, NY; to Stephen Rolph probate records.1 An unknown person was probably a free white male, age 16 or over, in Stephen Ralf's household on the 1790 Census at Princeton Town, Worcester County, Massachusetts; 1790 U.S. census, Worcester County, MA, 233, Princeton Town | 'Ralf, Stephen, 3 males 16+, 0 males 16-, 3 females.' Stephen Rolph -- 1790 U.S. census, Worcester County, MA, 233, Princeton Town, 'Ralf, Stephen, 3 males 16+, 0 males 16-, 3 females (1 female would be wife Susannah; 1 could be Patience [not married until 1793]; 1 could be Silence [not married until 1791]) (1 male 16+ would be Stephen; 1 prob grandchild mentioned in will Stephen Everett, who would have been 16 in 1790; who is the other male 16+? I wonder if the other one isn't Thomas Rolph. Although I have him married sooner, and in Chester, VT, I wonder why Elizabeth Fuller's diary says just 'Mr. Tom Ralf here' in 1791? Sounds like he wasn't married yet! By 1800, if he is the Tom Rolf in 1800 Windsor County VT census, he has 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl) under 10, none over. Consenant with hypothesis that he married 1791 or so.3 He married Thankfull Sherman at Barre, Washington County, Vermont, on 24 September 1795.1,4 Thomas was listed as Thomas Mitchell's neighbor on the 1800 Census at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont; Thomas Mitchel [sic] 2 males 0-9; 2 males 10-15; 1 male 16-25; 1 male 45+; 2 females 0-9; 1 female 26-44.5 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont. Thomas Ralph [sic] 3 males 0-9; one of these could be John (2) and another Thomas (4); the third perhaps Nelson 1 male 26-44 (Thomas); 1 female 0-9 (Lucy?) ; 1 female 26-44 (Thankful).5 He was 'Yeoman' living in Chester, Windsor County, NY in 1806 acc to Sussannah Rolph's probate in 1806 at Vermont.1 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont, Thomas Ralph [sic] 2 males under 10; 3 males 10-15; 0 males 16-25; 0 males 26-44; 1 male 45 and over; 3 females under 10; 1 female 10-15; 0 females 16-25; 1 female 26-44
2 males under 10 -- Nelson, Stephen; 3 males 10-15 -- William, John, Thomas..6 He They moved to Vermont from Mass. and in 1813 relocated to Saratoga County, N.Y.-- Fred Rolfe Fred Rolfe's first list (1976) includes for children of Thomas Rolph 2 daughters (names unknown), and 5 sons Thomas, Solomon, John, Stephen, and Edward. In his revised list (1986?) he omits Solomon and Edward but adds William, Nelson, and James (plus the names of 4 daughters). Why the difference? Elizabeth Fuller diary, Feb 1, 1791 - 'Mr. Tom Ralph here this morning.' Also Feb 3, 1791, 'Tom Ralph here this morn.' In 1793 Thomas was 'a yeoman' in Chester, Windsor County, VT (Stephen Rolph's probate) Who is Ralph, Jonathan, Windsor County, VT, 538, Reading US 1810 census? (in 1800 US census, Reading, Jonathan Ralph, 01100-21100-00). Is Ralph, Thomas, Windsor County, VT, 667, Cavendish, in US 1810 census this Thomas Rolph? In 1800 US census Ralph, Thomas, Windsor County, VT, Chester, 1800. 30010-10010-00. Also in Windsor County, VT, 581, Woodstock, 1810, 'Ralph, Amos.' Also in Windsor County, VT, 581, Woodstock, 1810, Ralph, Daniel (in 1800 census, Woodstock, Windsor, VT, 01201-10301-00). Also in Windsor County, VT, 524, Pomfret, 1810, Ralph, James, 20010-30010-00.1 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Hadley, Saratoga County, New York. Thomas Rolph [sic] 1 male under 10 (James) ; 2 males 10-16; 0 males 16-18; 1 male 16-26 ; 0 males 26-45; 1 male 45+; 0 females under 10; 1 female 10-16; 1 female 16-26; 0 females 26-44; 0 females over 45; 4 agriculture.
There is also a "Thomas Ralph" in Chautauqua, Chautauqua County NY.7 He died in 1828 at Saratoga County, New York.1

Family

Thankfull Sherman b. 5 Aug 1769, d. 25 Jun 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S81] Princeton MA Vital Records to 1849, online http://books.google.com/books
  3. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, on Ancestry.com. Looked at original handwriting and was not able to discern whether it was recorded as Stephen Ralf or Stephen Rolf.
  4. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Thankful Sherman.
  5. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Mitchel, Thomas Township: Chester County: Windsor State: Vermont Year: 1800 Roll: M32_52 Page: 301 Image: 168.
  6. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, You are here: Search > Census > U.S. Census > 1810 United States Federal Census > Vermont > Windsor > Cavendish.
  7. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Thomas Rolph Township: Hadley County: Saratoga State: New York.
  8. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Thankfull Sherman1

F, b. 5 August 1769, d. 25 June 1845
     Thankfull Sherman was born on 5 August 1769 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2 She lived; VT, NY.1 She married Thomas Rolph at Barre, Washington County, Vermont, on 24 September 1795.1,3 As of 24 September 1795,her married name was Rolph.1 Thankfull Sherman was census 1800 in July 1800 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont; Thomas Ralph [sic] 3 males 0-9; one of these could be John (2) and another Thomas (4); the third perhaps Nelson 1 male 26-44 (Thomas); 1 female 0-9 (Lucy?) ; 1 female 26-44 (Thankful.)4 She was census 1810 in June 1810 at Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont; Thomas Ralph [sic] 2 males under 10; 3 males 10-15; 0 males 16-25; 0 males 26-44; 1 male 45 and over; 3 females under 10; 1 female 10-15; 0 females 16-25; 1 female 26-44
2 males under 10 -- Nelson, Stephen; 3 males 10-15 -- William, John, Thomas.5 She died on 25 June 1845 at Baltimore, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 75; burial Windsor VT.2

Family

Thomas Rolph b. 5 Nov 1763, d. 1828
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Laura Rolph.
  3. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Thankful Sherman.
  4. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Mitchel, Thomas Township: Chester County: Windsor State: Vermont Year: 1800 Roll: M32_52 Page: 301 Image: 168.
  5. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, You are here: Search > Census > U.S. Census > 1810 United States Federal Census > Vermont > Windsor > Cavendish.
  6. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Clara Melora Rolph1

F, b. 3 February 1844, d. between 1845 and 1933
FatherSolomon Rolph Jr1 b. 25 Jun 1812, d. bt 1861 - 1870
MotherMary K Dean1 b. 1816, d. bt 1871 - 1880
     Clara Melora Rolph was born on 3 February 1844 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts; Princeton VR Births: " ROLPH Clara Melora d Solomon Jr and Mary D Feb 3 or 4 1844 4 " -- p. 58.1,2 She lived; Mass.1 She was Fred Rolfe has b 4 Feb 1844.1 She died between 1845 and 1933 at Massachusetts. Francis, Henry, Mary, Clara and Eliza was listed as a household member living with Solomon Rolph Jr on the 1850 Census at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; 720 807 Solomon Rolfe [sic; Relfe in index] 36 male shoemaker 700 MA; Mary 34 female NH; Francis 12 male MA attending school; Albert 9 male MA attending school; Ellen 7 female MA attending school; Clara 6 female MA attending school; Eliza M. 5/12 female NH; Mary Strong 24 female NH.3 Emma, Clara and Eliza was listed as a household member living with Solomon Rolph Jr in the 1860 Census at Ward 4 City of, Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; 139 155 Solomon Rolph 48 male shoemaker 900 200 MA; Mary P. 44 female housekeeper New Hampshire; Clara M. 16 female MA attending school; Lizzie A. 10 female NH; Emma H 6 female NH; Elmira P. Moore 38 female dress maker NH; Sophia Nutt 29 female dress maker NH.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S81] Princeton MA Vital Records to 1849, online http://books.google.com/books
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Francis Relfe Age: 12 Estimated birth year: abt 1838 Birth place: Massachusetts Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Page: 292 Roll: M432_434.
  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Solomon Rolph Age in 1860: 48 Birthplace: Massachusetts Home in 1860: Nashua Ward 4, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Nashua Roll: M653_673 Page: 101 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Solomon Rolph.

Social Rolph1

M, b. 15 March 1790, d. 6 April 1876
FatherJohn Rolph1 b. 14 Dec 1752, d. 6 Mar 1819
MotherMary Osborn1 b. 30 Nov 1754, d. 26 Jul 1825
     Social Rolph was born on 15 March 1790 at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1 Stephen, Jacob and Social was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in John Ralf's household on the 1790 Census at Hubbardston, Worcester County, Massachusetts; John Ralf 1-4-2
Number of Free White Males Under 16:      4 (Stephen, Jacob, Social, maybe John Everett?)
Number of Free White Males 16 and Over:      1 (John)
Number of Free White Females:      2 (wife Mary and daughter Mary)
Number of Household Members:      7.2 Social and Jacob was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 16, in John Ralph's household on the 1800 Census at Bristol, Ontario County, New York; John Ralph 2-2-1-1-bl-2-1-bl-1
Free White Males Under 10:      2 (John Rolph Jr, 5; maybe cousin Stephen 9/10?
Free White Males 10 to 15:      2 (Social Rolph 10, Jacob Rolph 12)
Free White Males 16 to 25:      1 (Stephen Rolph 16)
Free White Males 26 to 44:      1 (John)
Free White Females Under 10 :      2 (Silence 4; Lucy just born)
Free White Females 10 to 15 :      1 (Polly Rolph 14)
Free White Females 26 to 44 : (Mary)     1
Number of Household Members Under 16 :      7
Number of Household Members Over 25 :      2
Number of Household Members:      10.3 Stephen, Jacob and Social was probably a free white male, age 16 and under 26, in John Rolph's household on the 1810 Census at Sheldon Township, Genesee County, New York; (now Wyoming County) John Ralph bl-bl-4-bl-1-bl-2-bl-bl-1
Free White Males 16 to 25:      4 (Stephen 26; Jacob 22; Social 20; John 17)
Free White Males 45 and Over:      1 (John)
Free White Females 10 to 15:      2 (Silence 14; Lucy 10)
Free White Females 45 and Over:      1 (Mary)
Number of Household Members Under 16:      2
Number of Household Members Over 25:      2
Number of Household Members:      8.4 Social Rolph married Juilia Clapp, daughter of Adolphus Clapp and Hannah Pomeroy, circa 1820 at New York.1 Social was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Sheldon, Genesee County, New York. A special law was passed to allow the completion of the census within 13 months; Soshal [sic; Joshal in index] Rolph 1 male 0-9, 2 males 26-44; 1 female 0-9, 1 female 16-25; 2 agriculture. Justis Ward next name. Social was 30, Julia 16-25. 1 male 0-9 would be John Social, with his twin Marion as the 1 female 0-9. The other male 26-44 could be Jacob Osborn, single in 1820 and enumerated in Sheldon in 1830.5 He and Justus Ward were CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF STRYSERSVILLE Organized on the 3rd day of October, 1825, the Second Church of Christ of Sheldon became known in later years as the Strykersville Congregational
Church. The society carne into being at the request of members of the Sheldon
First Church, at Humphrey's Hollow, who were resident in the southwest part of the township and desired a house of worship more conveniently located to their homes. The Presbytery of Geneva granted its consent and the Rev. Hugh Wallis was named as commissioner to organize the new church, if thought expedient to
do so.
The Rev. Wallis found that circumstances were such that a new church should be formed with the following as constituent members: Daniel Smith, Omri Varner, Elijah Smith, Social Rolph, Nathan 'Varner, Samuel Kelsy, Milo Warner, Justus Ward. Betsey Kelsey, Betsev Olds, Martha Warner, Cvnthia Tlim, Lucy Grover, Electa Smith, Candace Waterman, Marv Loomis and Silence Ward.
These persons gave their assent to articles of faith and a church covenant and
were declared to be a regular church.6 He witnessed Juilia Clapp's death at New York circa 1830.7 Social was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Wales, Erie County, New York. Could this possibly be 'Social' whose name might have been John Social? The next name after Adolphus Clapp is John Rolph, 1 male 5-9 [John Social 9? Hiram 8?] 1 male 30-39 [Social age 40]; 1 female 0-4 (?]; 1 female 5-9 [Alta 7] 1 female 20-29 [Julia Clapp?].8 Social was listed as Adolphus Clapp's neighbor on the 1830 Census at Wales, Erie County, New York; Adolphus Clapp 1 male 15-19, 1 male 50-59; 1 female 10-14; 1 female 15-19; 1 female 50-59.8 Social Rolph married Diedamia Wells, daughter of Shaler Wells and Anna Dart, circa 1831 at New York.9 As of 1850, Social Rolph was also known as Social Ralph.10 Social was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 158 70 Social Ralph 61 School Master 700 Mass Diadema 59 f NY Daniel 17 Laborer NY ; William 19 NY.10 He lived; MA, NY, IL.1 Social was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 111 96 Social Ralph 74 male stone quarry 2000 300 MA; Diadema do 69 female weaver CT; Hiram do 28 male teach of writing 0 300 NY.11 Social was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois. 440 440 Rolph Social 82 male white retired farmer 200 100 MA male over 21; Wells 72 female white keeping house NY; Hiram 40 male white profesor of writing 1000 50 NY male over 21.12 He died on 6 April 1876 at Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois, at age 86.1 He was buried at Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois; 7th Ave Cemetery.1 He The family perhaps resided in Martinsburg, Lewis County, NY (or Erie County, NY -- Alta b there acc to IGI), since Julia Clapp's mother died there in 1823. Family then went to Mentor, Lake, Ohio? Julia divorced or deserted him for Murdock? with children? or did Social take children back to NY? re-married about 1825? where in 1830 census? NY? Cattaraugus County? To IL by 1840? Are they in the 1840 census for Lake County, IL? Fred Rolfe has William, Hiram, and D. Wells as children; I have Alta and John Social. Are both right? Maxine Rodgers has a sister Altha (Alta?) and Albert,a brother, from diary of John Social Rolph. Lucy Brown has Social Rolph and Diadema Wells' marriage as 'April 20, 1840, but this is prob marriage of Social's son John Social. LDS AF has Social m Julia Clapp, b 22 Feb 1790, perhaps NY? (Father Orrin Clapp; Mother Phebe Blish). AF also has Julia Clapp as having previously mar John Murdock II, 14 DEc 1823, Mentor Lake, OH. Julia d acc to AF, 26 Jul 1825 (or 1831), Warrensville, OH. Something is wrong here, unless Julia and Social divorced 1823, she re-married, then died? (But a relative says that divorce would not be necessary because at that time plural marriages in LDS church existed). Did Julia die and then he marry Diadema Wells? Alvin Rolph had John Social Rolph's parents as Social Rolph and Julia Clapp (most Rolph relatives say this is correct). Maxine Rodgers, letter to Gary Rolph 21 April, 1996, wrote - 'When John Social Rolph received his patriarchal blessing [in the LDS Church], he listed his parents as Social and Julia Rolph. [He] also recorded his birthdate as 21 Aug 1820 at Sheldon, Genesee, NY. Since he gave that information himself, I believe it to be accurate. I do not know anything about the death date of Julia or divorce. (or 14 Mar) Social in 1820 Sheldon Genesee census.1

Family 1

Juilia Clapp b. c 1799, d. c 1830
Children

Family 2

Diedamia Wells b. 26 Jun 1798, d. c 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census about John Ralf
    Name:      John Ralf
    Township:      Hubbardston
    COUNTY:      Worcester
    State:      Massachusetts
    Number of Free White Males Under 16:      4
    Number of Free White Males 16 and Over:      1
    Number of Free White Females:      2
    Number of Household Members:      7.
  3. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1800 United States Federal Census about John Ralph
    Name:      John Ralph
    Township:      Bristol
    COUNTY:      Ontario
    State:      New York
    Free White Males Under 10:      2
    Free White Males 10 to 15:      2
    Free White Males 16 to 25:      1
    Free White Males 26 to 44:      1
    Free White Females Under 10 :      2
    Free White Females 10 to 15 :      1
    Free White Females 26 to 44 :      1
    Number of Household Members Under 16 :      7
    Number of Household Members Over 25 :      2
    Number of Household Members:      10.
  4. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1810 United States Federal Census about John Ralph
    Name:      John Ralph
    Township:      Sheldon
    COUNTY:      Genesee
    State:      New York
    Free White Males 16 to 25:      4
    Free White Males 45 and Over:      1
    Free White Females 10 to 15:      2
    Free White Females 45 and Over:      1
    Number of Household Members Under 16:      2
    Number of Household Members Over 25:      2
    Number of Household Members:      8.
  5. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Joshal Rolph

    Township:
    Sheldon

    County:
    Genesee

    State:
    New York.

  6. [S460] NY Wyoming County Genweb, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywyomin/, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ny/wyoming/history/…; HISTORY: Strykersville Sesquicentennial; Strykersville, Wyoming co., NY

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    1808 - 1958

    STRYKERSVILLE, NEW YORK SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
    JULY 11-12-13

    Published in July, 1958
    Strykersville Sesquicentennial

    PUBLISHED BY TRI-COUNTY WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS, Arcade, N. Y.

    STRYKERSVILLE SKETCHES
    Harry S. Douglass.
  7. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  8. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Adolphus Clapp Township: Wales County: Erie State: New York.
  9. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on information from GenForum.
  10. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  11. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Hiram Ralph Age in 1860: 28 Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: New York Home in 1860: St Charles, Kane, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: St Charles.
  12. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, You have saved this record to My Ancestry (Shoebox).
    You have saved this record to My Ancestry (People I'm Looking For).
    This record has been added to your shoebox.
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Hiram Rolph
    Name:
    Hiram Rolph

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1830

    Age in 1870:
    40

    Birthplace:
    New York

    Home in 1870:
    St Charles, Kane, Illinois

    Family and neighbors:
    View Results

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Post Office:
    St Charles.

  13. [S1262] Wm Jr Shafer, "Clapp Julia 2/5/2007," e-mail to Clapp Family Forum (Genforum), 5 February 2007.
  14. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, R&R Robinson Family Tree.

Juilia Clapp1

F, b. circa 1799, d. circa 1830
FatherAdolphus Clapp2 b. 31 Dec 1774, d. 9 Feb 1850
MotherHannah Pomeroy2 b. 1777, d. 7 Dec 1851
     Juilia Clapp was born on 22 February 1796 at Middlefield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; according to John Murdock journal - wrong Julia.3,4,5 She was born circa 1799 at Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; Easthampton MA Vital Records 1785-1850 Reconstructed
p 19, Births, 1803, Clap Julia, ae 4 bpt September 4, d of Adolphus and Hannah Clap.6,2 Juilia was probably a free white female, under age 10, in Adolphus Clapp's household on the 1800 Census at Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; Adolphus Clap [sic] 1 male 0-10; 1 male 17-26; 1 female 0-10; 1 female 17-26.7 Juilia was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 16, in Adolphus Clapp's household on the 1810 Census at Sheldon, Genesee County, New York; Adolphus Clap 2 males 0-9; 1 male 26-44; 2 females 0-9; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 26-44.8 As of circa 1820,her married name was Rolph.1 Juilia Clapp married Social Rolph, son of John Rolph and Mary Osborn, circa 1820 at New York.1 Juilia was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Social Rolph's household, on the 1820 Census at Sheldon, Genesee County, New York; a special law was passed to allow the completion of the census within 13 months; Soshal [sic; Joshal in index] Rolph 1 male 0-9, 2 males 26-44; 1 female 0-9, 1 female 16-25; 2 agriculture. Justis Ward next name. Social was 30, Julia 16-25. 1 male 0-9 would be John Social, with his twin Marion as the 1 female 0-9. The other male 26-44 could be Jacob Osborn, single in 1820 and enumerated in Sheldon in 1830.9 Her married name was Murdock.1 Juilia Clapp married John Murdock on 14 December 1823 at Mentor, Lake County, Ohio; (for I had married my wife Julia being the eldest daughter of Orice and Phebe Clapp of Mentor of Geauga County, Ohio. She was born February 23rd, A.D. 1796. We were married December 14th, 1823, I being 31 years old and she being 27 years old; she bore me six children as follows - Orrice C., December 24th, 1824. John R., September 13th, 1825. Phebe, March 10th, 1828. An infant we buried September 1829. Joseph S. and Julia, April 30th A.D. 1831 and my wife died six hours after their birth, and Joseph Smith, the Prophet, took my two infants to bring up.)3,4 Juilia died circa 1830 at New York.10 She was census 1830 in July 1830 at Wales, Erie County, New York; could this possibly be 'Social' whose name might have been John Social? The next name after Adolphus Clapp is John Rolph, 1 male 5-9 [John Social 9? Hiram 8?] 1 male 30-39 [Social age 40]; 1 female 0-4 (?]; 1 female 5-9 [Alta 7] 1 female 20-29 [Julia Clapp?].11 I tarried till Monday morning, took breakfast, and attended prayers with the brethren, and then rode home a distance of seven miles, and it seemed as I was in vision of the spirit as I rode, for it seemed as if I could see how Israel would gather according to Isaiah 43rd chapter, 5, 6, 7th verses, "Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him."

I endeavored to bear testimony to my neighbors whom I met by the way, but they would not believe. At length I arrived home. My family gladly received me and my words, thank the Lord. And my wife and Brother Covey both believed the Book of Mormon, for I brought it home with me, and read it to them, and I was filled with the spirit as I read.

At length the first day of the next week arrived and the New York brethren held meeting in Warrensville, four miles west of my house, and I bore testimony to the truth, my wife, Brother Covey, and 3 others were baptized. Brother Ziba Peterson, held meeting in my house the evening before, and I bore testimony to my neighbors. On Monday morning the New York brethren, accompanied by F. [Frederick] G. Williams, a late convert, took leave of us and started for the upper Missouri.4 She died circa 1831 at Erie County, New York.12 She died on 30 April 1831 at Warrensville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; another source has d 26 Jul 1825/1831;
"about six hours after the birth" of the twins -- John Murdock journal.3,4

Family 1

Social Rolph b. 15 Mar 1790, d. 6 Apr 1876
Children

Family 2

John Murdock b. 15 Jul 1792, d. 23 Dec 1871

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Holmes.
  3. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Ancestral File (AFN:1MQ6-3X).
  4. [S825] John Murdock journal, online http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/JMurdock.html
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project; WARD and FRIZZELL.

  6. [S1262] Wm Jr Shafer, "Clapp Julia 2/5/2007," e-mail to Clapp Family Forum (Genforum), 5 February 2007.
  7. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Joshal Rolph

    Township:
    Sheldon

    County:
    Genesee

    State:
    New York.

  10. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  11. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Adolphus Clapp Township: Wales County: Erie State: New York.
  12. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on information from GenForum.
  13. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, R&R Robinson Family Tree.

John Social Rolph1

M, b. 21 August 1820, d. 23 April 1891
FatherSocial Rolph1 b. 15 Mar 1790, d. 6 Apr 1876
MotherJuilia Clapp1 b. c 1799, d. c 1830
     John Social Rolph was born on 21 August 1820 at Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York; now Wyoming County; military papers, from Maxine Rogers; headstone has 21 Aug 1822.1 John was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Social Rolph's household, on the 1820 Census at Sheldon, Genesee County, New York; a special law was passed to allow the completion of the census within 13 months; Soshal [sic; Joshal in index] Rolph 1 male 0-9, 2 males 26-44; 1 female 0-9, 1 female 16-25; 2 agriculture. Justis Ward next name. Social was 30, Julia 16-25. 1 male 0-9 would be John Social, with his twin Marion as the 1 female 0-9. The other male 26-44 could be Jacob Osborn, single in 1820 and enumerated in Sheldon in 1830.2 John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Social Rolph's household, on the 1830 Census at Wales, Erie County, New York; could this possibly be 'Social' whose name might have been John Social? The next name after Adolphus Clapp is John Rolph, 1 male 5-9 [John Social 9? Hiram 8?] 1 male 30-39 [Social age 40]; 1 female 0-4 (?]; 1 female 5-9 [Alta 7] 1 female 20-29 [Julia Clapp?].3 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Erie County, New York, circa 1831.4 John Social Rolph and Mary Anne Rolph lived between 1840 and 1841 at Flint Creek, Lake County, Illinois; Farming in Flint Creek, Lake County, IL.1 John Social Rolph married Mary Anne Russell on 13 November 1840 at Lake County, Illinois.1 Bought farm Lake Zurich, Lake County, IL, 'where we resided until my wife becoming dissatisfied with a country life and all my reasoning powers not being sufficient to dissuade her Dec 15 1842 - moved to Chicago to beome a real Journeyman working at my trade which I nearly forgot to mention is that of a Shoe and Boot Maker between 20 May 1842 and 15 December 1842.1 John Social Rolph was Joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Maxine Rodgers); wife was a 'Sister;' 'I becoming a church brother and renting a house there thoght I was settled down at last."1 Bought house in Nauvoo, overlooking Mississippi River; a soldier defending our property and our families during the Mormon War March 1844 - March 1846 between March 1844 and March 1846 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.1 He and Mary Anne Russell lived in March 1846 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri; March 1846, moved to St. Louis with family 'where I remained until July working my trade.1' John Social Rolph Joined the IL volunteers to fight in the Mexican war. He signed up in Chicago, but listed Lake Zurich as his home. He joined two weeks before the Mormon Battalion, May 31, 1846. The men who joined the Mormon Battalion signed up under Brigham Young's direction on 16 Jun 1846. They all left July 16 for Fort Leavenworth and arrived there 1st of August 1846.1 He and Mary Anne Russell were divorced in July 1846; He denounced Mormonism and she denounced him.1 John Social Rolph lived between August 1846 and February 1847 at Lake County, Illinois; Rented Mr. Alex Russell's farm.1 He was occup1 Left Il for the 'Ohio Plain' and went to work for Mr. Rands. between March 1847 and May 1847.1 He and Mary Anne Russell lived in May 1847 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri; John Social visited his ex-wife in St. Louis and visited his children.1 John Social Rolph volunteered in the United States Service to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico.1 He married Diantha Sophia Whitney on 13 March 1850 at Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois; or 1 May 1850 (Maxine Rodgers in Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory.)1 John Social Rolph was census 1850 - free on 23 November 1850 at Cuba, Lake County, Illinois; Cuba, Lake County, IL 41, 41 Henry Vanvlit, 36 male farmer $200 b VT; Amy W., 25, female, b NY; John S. Rolph 28 male farmer $50, b NY; Dianta 21 female b NY.5 He and Diantha Sophia Whitney lived between 1854 and 1856 at Tama, Tama County, Iowa.1 John Social Rolph and Diantha Sophia Whitney appeared on the census of 1856 at Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa; Dwelling house 27 – John S Rolph- age 33 -male -married - 2 years’ resident in the state- born New York – profession farmer – 1 native voter – 65 acres of unimproved land – 5 acres spring wheat – 80 bushels of wheat harvested – 10 acres of corn – 300 bushels of corn harvested -
Diantha S Rolph – age 26 – female – married – 2 years’ resident in the state – born New York
George S – age 6 – male – born Illinois
Matilda S – age ? – female – born Iowa
Family 2 – William Rolph – age 19 – male –married - born New York – profession ? Clerk
Hannah Rolph – age 18 – female - - married – 2 years’ resident in state – born Germany.6 John Social Rolph married Emily Fry Potterill on 6 July 1861 at Ogden, Weber County, Utah.7 John Social Rolph married Elizabeth Shaffer on 30 August 1862 at Ogden, Weber County, Utah.1 He married Martha Ann Miller at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, on 19 October 1867.8,9 John Social Rolph lived; NY, IL, MO, UT (Zion's Canyon; Garden City, Rich.)1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Rockville, Kane County, Utah. 13 12 Rolph John 50 male white farmer 500 200 New York male over 21; Martha 38 female white keeping house Illinois; Cyntha 13 female white Utah; Alberth [?] [John?] 11 female [sic] white Utah; Social 2 female [sic] white Utah; Dorcas 1/12 female white (May) Utah; 14 13 Diantha 42 female white keeping house Illinois; George 15 [18?] male white work on farm Iowa; Matilda 14 female white Iowa; Jay 13 male white Iowa; Albert 11 male white Iowa; Edward 8 male white Utah; Annie 6 female white Utah; Justin 4 male white Utah; 45 14 Emily 21 female white keeping house England father and mother of foreign birth; 16 15 Potter Sarah 52 female white keeping house 150 100 New York; Elijah 22 male white tending stock New York; Wealtha (?) 17 female white Utah.10 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Salt River Valley, Oneida County, Idaho. 53 54 Rolph J S white male 57 [sic] married stock raiser Iowa [sic] US US; Diantha white female 45 wife married keeping house US US US; George white male 29 son single common laborer Iowa Iowa US; J J white male 23 son single stock raiser Iowa Iowa US; Albert F. white male 20 son single ministry Iowa Iowa US; Edward S white male 19 son single at home Utah Iowa US; Anna white female 17 daughter single Utah Iowa US; Justin white male 15 son single Utah Iowa US; Emily white female 35 wife married England England England; Social whit male 11 son single Utah Iowa England; Dorcas white female 9 daughter single Utah Iowa England; 54 55 Heap William white male 48 married stock raiser US England England; Sarah A white female 28 wife married keeping house Utah US US; Marian white male 11 son single at home cannot read/ write Utah US Utah; Martha white female 9 daughter single Utah US Utah; William white male 7 son single Utah US Utah; John white male 6 son single Utah US Utah; Joseph white male 2 son single Utah US Utah; Margaret white female 21 wife n.l. [not legal?] married Utah US Utah; James white male 5 son single Idaho US Utah; Levi white male 3 son single Idaho US Utah; Melvin white male 1 son single Idaho US Utah; Miller Martha white female 48 D [divorced?] US US US.11 John was separated from his wife, Martha Ann Miller at Wyoming in July 1880.9 John died on 23 April 1891 at Georgetown, Bear Lake County, Idaho, at age 70.1 He was buried on 27 April 1891 at Georgetown, Bear Lake County, Idaho.1 Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory., Page: 002140 Name: John Social Rolph Gender: male
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1820
Birth Place: Sheldon Twp. Genesce, N.Y.
Parent1: Social Rolph
Parent2: Julia Clapp
Spouse: Mary Russell;Diantha Sophia Whitney;Emily Pottrell;Elizabeth Shafer;Marthe Ann Miller
Marriage Date: ;01 May 1850;06 Jul 1861;30 Aug 1862;19 Oct 1867
Marriage Place: ;Lake Zurich, Lake, Ill.
Departure Date: Between 1858 and 1861
Departure Place: lived at La Porte, Black Hawk, Iowa 1856-1858
Travel Company: Wife Diantha Sophia Whitney age 30, Son George Social age 8 Alta Marie age 7, William Henry age 5, Alta Matilda age 4 John Jay age 2, Albert Fremont age 1 others - unknown
Arrival Date: Between 1858 and 1861
Religion: LDS
Place Settled: Ogden Utah, Arizona, Rockville, Zion's Canyen, Pavowan, Cedar City, Bear Lala Co. Ida.
Occupation: farmer
Death Date: 24 Apr 1891
Death Place: Georgetown, Bear Lake, Ida.
Sources: Personal family histories.
Sub Name: Maxine P. Rodgers.
He Grandfather of Alvin J. Rolph, Salt Lake City, UT, who did research on family in 1970's -- info in LDS Library? Chronology re-constructed from his diary 1840-1841 -- Farming in Flint Creek, Lake County, IL. 1842 - John and Mary's first child was born in Lake Zurich, IL 13 Mar 1842. His name was Oscar. He died 7 Jan 1844 age 1 yr 11 months. John and Mary joined the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints July 1842 (fr Maxine Rodgers) 1841-1842 -- Farming in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Ill. Bought farm there 20 May 1842, 'where we resided until my wife becoming dissatisfied with a country life and all my reasoning powers not being sufficient to dissuade her Dec 15, 1842-- Moved to Chicago to become 'a real Journeyman working at my trade which I nearly forgot to mention is that of a Shoe and Boot Maker July, 1843-- Moved to Nauvoo, Ill., wife was a 'Sister,' 'I becoming a Church brother and renting a house there thought i was settled down there at last. . . 7 Jan 1844 -- Enos Adolphus their second son was born 7 Jan 1844 at Nauvoo, IL. The third son Enon Rudolph was born in the fall of 1846 after his father left with the army to go to CA March, 1844-- Bought house in Nauvoo, Ill, overlooking Mississippi River; a soldier defending 'our property and our families' during the Mormon War March 1844-March 1846. (during which time Joseph Smith murdered in Carthage jail) March, 1846-- Moved to St. Louis with family 'where I remained until July working at my trade' '31 May 1846. John Social joined the IL volunteers to fight in the Mexican War. He signed up at Chicago, but listed Lake Zurich as his home. He joned two weeks before the Mormon battalion, May 31, 1846. The men who joined the Mormon Battalion sig ed up under Brigham Young's direction on 16 Jun 1846. They all left July 16 for Fort Leavenworth and arrived there 1st of August 1846' - Maxine Rodgers July, 1846-- He denounced Mormonism and she denounced him. He returned to Lake County, Ill., to Alex Russell's, renting his farm. March-May, 1847-- Left Ill. for the 'O. Plain' and went to work for Mr. Rands. May, 1847 -- visited his ex-wife in St. Louis and visited his children; also visited his sistedr Althy May, 1847-- Volunteered 'in the United Service' (U.S.Army?) to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In service until May 8, 1848. 'His papers states that he was in the company of Thomas B Kinney and under the command of FW Newby with the artillary. His specific duties 'detailed at various times as a nurse for the sick comrades.' The army papers states that he was 5 feet 7 in ches tall, blue eyes and light hair. He was wounded in the hand and side while in service, by the bursting of a cannon. The army record states. 'The cannon took fire in the chamber tearing the ramrod to pieces, breaking the forefinger of his right hand and tearing almost all the flesh off the hand causing at the present a withering and partial paralysis of the right hand and arm.' His diary only mentions this acccident except he states that he had to remain with some Indians to get better and from then on he had to write with his left hand. His diary is beautifully written. The wording and use of words bespeaks a well educated man. It gives an account of his two years spent in the army and in a day by day manner. He was honorably discharged at De Los Vegas (Santa Fe) New Mexico 8 May 1848. He reached home in August.Except for stating about the birth of his son Enon after he left for the war, no more was recorded in his diary.' -- Maxine Rodgers Sep 20, 1848-- sent for 'my' land warrant and for 'my extra pay'-- 'got two oaths of identity for my pension' Mar 13, 1850-- Married Diantha S. Whitney 'by the Justice of the Peace Robert Bennett at Lake Zurich, Lake, IL' (Maxine Rodgers) moved to Tama, Tama, Iowa about 1854 moved to LaPorte, Blackhawk, Iowa about 1857 moved to Ogden, Utah 1859 or 1860 fall of 1863 -- from Salt Lake City sent by Brigham Young to 'Arizona to settle with his wives, Diantha S. Whitney, Elizabeth Shafer, and Emily Potteril. They left late in the fall of 1863 and an unexpected and heavy snow-storm came while they were traveling. The snow was so deep that it started piling up in front of the wagon box and made travel impossible. They stopped and searched for a place to get away from the storm. They found a shelter place between large rocks, and carried their supplies down into the canyon. This area they called Zion's Canyon. Word was sent to Brigham Young where they were living. He sent word back for them to stay there until he sent further word. John built two cabins with the help of his older sons. They tilled the land and tried to raise crops, but the grasshoppers were so numerous that it was very difficult.' Mrs. Alvin Rolph, in Star Valley and Its communities, published by Star Valley Independent (Alton, WY, 1970), p. 131. 'John Rolf [sic] built his cabins above the nins. A polygamist, he needed separate dwellings for his family -- one he located near the Behunins; the other on the site of the grotto camp' (A History of S Utah and Its National Parks, by Angus M. Woodbury [1950]). 'The summer before they had arrived, the grasshoppers had eaten most of the crops, and the people were hungry. When they knew that they had flour, they came to borrow. Grandfather never refused to divide with anyone, so he divided until his own family were growing hungry, too. The next summer was the same, so they ate roots, greasewood, or anything they could find. The Indians were also hostile, but grandfather was a friend of the Chief, as he had fed them and treated them as friends. During the winter all but Emily and mother [Anna] came down with chills and fever. During this sickness, grandmother and Elizabeth gave birth to cildren. With both mothers sick and so little to feed them, the babies had a hard time to survive. All the next summer the settlers fought the grasshoppers, but in the fall the ground was spotted with holes where the grasshoppers had laid their eggs. President Young came and when he saw the conditions, he promised the saints if they would be faithful and live the gospel, the eggs would not hatch. During the winter ther was a thaw which cleared the ground, and then a hard freeze. There were no grasshoppers the next summer and they raised a crop. My grandmother, Diantha, was a very thrifty woman and made her share of the provisions go further than the other wives, then she was forced to share, which caused trouble in the families. She worked very hard in the fields along with the children, as grandfather could not do hard work on account of his injured arm.' 1867 -- 'In 1867 John Social returned to Salt Lake City to ask Brigham Young to send them some place that was more desirable. Brigham Young told him all that was needed was more people to help settle the land. He suggested John Social marry Martha, so they were married, and the same day Martha's oldest daughter was married to William Heap. They were married in the Endowment House, and William and Sarah were married by a civil marriage, as William Heap had not yet become a member of the Mormon Church. Brigham Young askeed Sarah and her new husband to go with John S. Rolph to settle in southern Utah. Another daughter wetn with them. She was Martha's second child, Caroline. She later married Mosiah Swen Bheunin in 1869.' Mrs. Alvin Rolph, in Star Valley and its Communities (Alton WY, 1970), p. 131. about 1874 moved to St. Charles, ID - 'This group tried to make a living and fight grasshoppers until William Heap became ill. The group left southern Utah and took all their livestock and moved to Bear Lake. They settled in Garden City, Fish Haven and St. Charles. John settled his two wives, Diantha and Emily, in Georgetown. 1877 -- 'In the spring of 1877 they decided to setle where they could all be together. They had heard of a valley to the east (later called Star Valley). They made preparations to leave. Elizabeth had died in southern Utah. John's wives Diantha and Emily and Diantha's younger chldren remained in Georgetown. His oldest daughter had married Byron Allred and lived in Garden City. 'They investigated and found a place where there was plenty of water and tall waving grass. They found only one cabin in the entire valley, which belonged to a trapper. John Social and Martha built there cabin close to where the Tin Cup River and Salt River met. The families worked hard to prepare for the winter. Some others of the families joined them in the fall and returned with wagons loaded with flour and other provisions. The winter snows came early and unexpected and wagons loaded with flour broke down in the heavy snow, so they decided to go on without it and return with a wagon after they had emptied their wagons where they settled. The snow continued and they were unable to return with the waons. Albert and Jay Rolph were in their early twenties, so they made skiis from the boards of the wagons and made three trips for the flour, carrying 75 lbs. each trip. When they returned the fourth trip, they found that someone had stolen the flour. My grandmother, Diantha, must not have gone with the company to Star Valley, as they mentioend that they went to their mothers' home in Georgetown for a supply of flour and medical supplies. Mother must have gone with her father and his wife Martha, as she tells of living on a thin gravy of water and flour, and how in the spring all of her hair had fallen out, from the long winter of starvatoin. They called this place Freedom, and John Social continued to live there until he became ill. Then he returned to Georgetown and live his last six years with his wife Emily. He died April 24, 1891. My grandmother must have continued to live in Georgetown until around 1900, when she came to Canada with ehr two sons, Justin and Edward, who were unmarried at that time. They had a section of land between them and the boys farmed her half. Diantha was an invalid at this time, having suffered a stroke and was in a wheelchair. Justin married Isabella Naylor, and they took care of grandmother until just a short time before her death when she lived with my mother in CArdston. She died and was buried in Cardston the 26th of February 1904. 'John Social Rolph pioneered Zions Canyon in Southern Utah and then Star Valley (Freedom) Wyoming. He died in Georgetown, ID 24 Apr 1891' -- Maxine Rodgers (also Alvin Rolph) birth 1822 (acc. to 1850 Census, Lake County,Town of Cuba, page 136) or 1820 'according to his patriarchal blessing' (from Maxine Rodgers) 'One source states that he heard about the Mormon church in New York. John Social Rolph told his son Albert that he and Joseph Smith were good friends and belonged to the Masonic Lodge called the 'Lone Tree Lodge.'. . .John Social speaks of a sister Athy (probably Alta) and his brother Albert' (Maxine Rodgers) Rolph, John S, Pvt Old War, IC-4915, file #45830 IL 1853, Mex War, S-#5342, W-O #10056 & contesting widow W-O #13826 Headstone has, on top, 'We'll meet behind the veil,' clasped hands, and the words - John S. Rolph, b. Aug 21, 1822; d April 24, 1891. Headstone manufactured by Hansen & Elk, Logan, UT.1

Family 1

Mary Anne Russell b. 25 Mar 1824, d. 24 Aug 1894
Children

Family 2

Diantha Sophia Whitney b. 4 Dec 1829, d. 26 Feb 1904
Children

Family 3

Emily Fry Potterill b. 19 Oct 1847, d. 20 Oct 1930
Children

Family 4

Elizabeth Shaffer b. 12 Jan 1829, d. 12 Sep 1879
Child

Family 5

Martha Ann Miller b. 22 Sep 1834, d. 26 Dec 1911
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Joshal Rolph

    Township:
    Sheldon

    County:
    Genesee

    State:
    New York.

  3. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Adolphus Clapp Township: Wales County: Erie State: New York.
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on information from GenForum.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, on ancestry.com.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 for George S Rolph.
  7. [S84] "Georgetown, ID" (Twin Creeks), 1869-1950, Vol. 2, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  8. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Martha Ann Miller Rolph.
  9. [S1011] John Hopwood Bleazard, online http://www.johnhopwoodbleazard.com
  10. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  11. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.

Emily Fry Potterill1

F, b. 19 October 1847, d. 20 October 1930
     Emily Fry Potterill – Parents Joseph Potterill and Mary Fry Emily’s father died when in England. Her brothers, James and Collin, went to America. Two years later they sent money and Emily and her mother and sister went to join her brothers in New York. One year later all but Collin left by wagon train for the west. Emily and James got sick. In November they arrived in Ogden Utah and four days later James died. Emily’s sister married Thomas B Foy of Farmington, Utah. Emily married John Social Rolph in 1861.
In 1862 Collin came from back east to be with his mother. In 1863 and 1864 a boy and girl were born to Emily and John and both died. Emily’s mother and Collin went to California. Emily and John moved to Southern Utah, St Charles ID, Star Valley WY, and then Georgetown ID. They lived with Joseph Mahonri and Alice Jeanette Tippets on 3 mile. The Tippets moved to F-13.
When John died Emily was found alone and destitute. This two room log house (H-1) was built for her. After Emily’s mother died in CA, her brother, Collin, came in 1902 and stayed with her until he died 9 Nov 1918.
As a scout we would get a load of wood and take it to Sister Rolph who lived in the northeast corner of the Church Block (DD - LEWIS & VEA HIGGINSON MUNK (MONTPELIER ID))
Emily had a carpet loom and made rag carpets. She wove about all the carpet in our community of Georgetown ID (H4 -- LIFE STORY OF W.E.BARKDULL).
She would weave colorful rugs out of rags even though she was almost blind. She usually gave 10 cents as fast offering (H15 -- BRUCE BUDGE CLARK (PERSONAL & FAMILY HISTORY) VOL I).
We went lots of times with our mother to see Mrs. Rolph at work. The carpet was woven together in long strips and sewed together for a room size. I don’t think the strips were more than 30 inches wide (VVV - DONA VON St LORNA NIELSEN FIFE (ST CHARLES)).
When I, Thelma Stoddard Hatton, was a little girl, Sister Rolph gave me the first gold ring I ever had. I used to take wood to her and coal in an old fashioned bucket (C - JOSEPHINE STODDARD PETERSON (GEORGETOWN ID)).
While Emily Rolph was here she wrote her story in the year 1921, not knowing what would happen to her. Emily’s eye sight became less and less (HI8 - MIRLA BACON DUNN(PERSONAL HISTORY).
In Dec 1925 Emily was finally taken into the home of Emma Robison Dunn (E-13) because she was unable to be by herself. Emma’s brother’s family (G-6) contacted spinal meningitis. Emma went to help them, contacted it herself and died.
During this time Emily went to live with Charlotte Elnora Smit Bacon and family (F-9). She stayed here until her death (H - MIRLA BACON DUNN, SHERYL DUNN, KAY DUNN (SUN CITY AZ)
ELVA BACON TANNER (MONTPELIER ID)).
Charlotte and Albert Bacon (F-9) fixed a room for Emily Rolph on the main floor under the stairs. It was just big enough for a bed and dresser. There was a small window put in on the east so there was ventilation in the room. There were two doors into the room. One door led to the entrance hall on the east side of the house and the other door went to the kitchen area and from there she could go to the front room. Emily was blind and so Charlotte had a rope from the house to the outside gate so that Emily could walk up and down the sidewalk along the fence. The rope also went from the house to the outside toilet (H).
The room later became a big walk-in closet and the small window had a picture hung over it so no one could tell it was there (H).
Charlotte Bacon got lots of books in Braille for Emily Rolph and taught her how to read in Braille. Chafrlotte did not learn how to read herself (H).
Emily also said that it was the first time in her life that she had enough to eat and didn’t feel hungry. Charlotte took very good care of her. She bathed her, saw she was always clean, had clean clothes, was always warm and never left alone (H).
Emily Rolph was one of five wives of John Social Rolph. She was left alone and had to fend for herself because he was a polygamist. Emily said he rolled on her baby one night and it died. She said she did not want to die because she didn’t want to see him. She hated him (H).1 Emily Fry Potterill was born on 19 October 1847 at Southend, Hertfordshire, England.1 As of 6 July 1861,her married name was Rolph.1 She married John Social Rolph, son of Social Rolph and Juilia Clapp, on 6 July 1861 at Ogden, Weber County, Utah.1 Martha, Cynthia, Albert, Social, Dorcas, Diantha, George, Alta, John, John, Edward, Anna, Justin and Emily was listed as a household member living with John Social Rolph on the 1870 Census at Rockville, Kane County, Utah; 13 12 Rolph John 50 male white farmer 500 200 New York male over 21; Martha 38 female white keeping house Illinois; Cyntha 13 female white Utah; Alberth [?] [John?] 11 female [sic] white Utah; Social 2 female [sic] white Utah; Dorcas 1/12 female white (May) Utah; 14 13 Diantha 42 female white keeping house Illinois; George 15 [18?] male white work on farm Iowa; Matilda 14 female white Iowa; Jay 13 male white Iowa; Albert 11 male white Iowa; Edward 8 male white Utah; Annie 6 female white Utah; Justin 4 male white Utah; 45 14 Emily 21 female white keeping house England father and mother of foreign birth; 16 15 Potter Sarah 52 female white keeping house 150 100 New York; Elijah 22 male white tending stock New York; Wealtha (?) 17 female white Utah.2 Diantha, Emily and Sarah was listed as John Social Rolph's wife on the 1880 Census at Salt River Valley, Oneida County, Idaho; 53 54 Rolph J S white male 57 [sic] married stock raiser Iowa [sic] US US; Diantha white female 45 wife married keeping house US US US; George white male 29 son single common laborer Iowa Iowa US; J J white male 23 son single stock raiser Iowa Iowa US; Albert F. white male 20 son single ministry Iowa Iowa US; Edward S white male 19 son single at home Utah Iowa US; Anna white female 17 daughter single Utah Iowa US; Justin white male 15 son single Utah Iowa US; Emily white female 35 wife married England England England; Social whit male 11 son single Utah Iowa England; Dorcas white female 9 daughter single Utah Iowa England; 54 55 Heap William white male 48 married stock raiser US England England; Sarah A white female 28 wife married keeping house Utah US US; Marian white male 11 son single at home cannot read/ write Utah US Utah; Martha white female 9 daughter single Utah US Utah; William white male 7 son single Utah US Utah; John white male 6 son single Utah US Utah; Joseph white male 2 son single Utah US Utah; Margaret white female 21 wife n.l. [not legal?] married Utah US Utah; James white male 5 son single Idaho US Utah; Levi white male 3 son single Idaho US Utah; Melvin white male 1 son single Idaho US Utah; Miller Martha white female 48 D [divorced?] US US US.3 She witnessed John Social Rolph's death at Georgetown, Bear Lake County, Idaho, on 23 April 1891.4 Amanda Jane Hess Hoff BEFRIENDED EMILY ROLPH(H-l) WHO WAS ALONE AND WOVE CARPET AND
RUGS FOR A LIVING. SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE IN TOWN THAT EVER INVITED
HER TO DINNER AND SHE WAS GIVEN FOOD TO TAKE HOME. AS LONG
AS THEY HAD COWS AND SOLD MILK SHE SENT HER MILK EVERY MORNING
THE YEAR ROUND. WHEN EMILY'S BROTHER CAME THEY NEVER WENT
ANYWHERE. HE WAS VERY SHY AND DIDN'T LIKE TO BE AROUND ANYONE.
HE WAS A WIDOWER AND THEY SPENT A LONG HAPPY TIME TOGETHER. WHEN
HE DIED SHE STARTED COMING TO DINNER AGAIN.(H59)
WHEN SHE FOUND OUT THAT AMANDA JANE HAD DIED SHE SAID "I'VE LOST
THE BEST AND TRUEST FRIEND I EVER HAD IN THIS WORLD." NO GREATER
TRIBUTE COULD BE PAID A PERSON THAN THAT.(H59)
EMILY ROLPH WROTE THE FOLLOWING POEM IN MEMORY OF AMANDA JANE
HESS HOFF:
TO THE MEMORY OF SISTER AMANDA HOFF
ANOTHER WE LOVED IS CALLED AWAY
TO HER HOME ON THE OTHER SIDE.
OUR LOVING SAVIOUR HAS CARRIED HER SAFE
ACROSS THE DARK AND SULLEN TIDE;
AWAY FROM THE SORROWS AND TOILS OF LIFE,
ON THE FALLEN AND SIN DRENCHED EARTH;
AWAY TO A LAND OF LIGHT AND LOVE,
WHERE OF PEACE AND JOY THERE IS NO DEARTH.
SHE WAS WIFE AND MOTHER, KIND AND TRUE
TO FRIEND, TO THOSE IN NEED
WITH AN EVER READY AND WILLING HAND
TO LOVING SISTER INDEED.
SHE WILL BE MET WITH SMILES AND TENDER EMBRACE
OF DEAR ONES GONE BEFORE.
HER BOY WILL BE THERE TO WELCOME HER HOME
TO THAT BRIGHT CELESTIAL SHORE.
TIS BUT A MOMENT FROM ETERNITY'S YEARS
THAT DEATH CAN FETTER HER FEET
SHE WILL RISE AGAIN IN THE MILLENIAL MORN
WHEN WE ALL AGAIN SHALL MEET.1 Emily Fry Potterill died on 20 October 1930 at Georgetown, Bear Lake County, Idaho, at age 83.1 She was buried at Georgetown, Bear Lake County, Idaho; next to John Social; no headstone, but on plotted map of cemetery.4 She father Joseph Potterhill or Potterill; Mother Mary Fry.4

Family

John Social Rolph b. 21 Aug 1820, d. 23 Apr 1891
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] "Georgetown, ID" (Twin Creeks), 1869-1950, Vol. 2, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Rolph Family Tree.

Alice C Rolph1

F, b. 24 July 1864, d. 24 July 1864
FatherJohn Social Rolph1 b. 21 Aug 1820, d. 23 Apr 1891
MotherEmily Fry Potterill1 b. 19 Oct 1847, d. 20 Oct 1930
     Alice C Rolph died on 24 July 1864 at Washington, Washington County, Utah.1 She was born on 24 July 1864 at Washington, Washington County, Utah.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Honour Rolfe1

F, b. circa 1598, d. 19 December 1650
FatherRichard Rolfe2 b. s 1567, d. bt Jul 1598 - Nov 1598
MotherAgnes Rolfe2 b. s 1570, d. 13 Nov 1610
     Honour Rolfe was also known as Honner Rof.3 She was born in 1593 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.2 Honour was born at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, circa 1598.4 They witnessed Richard Rolfe's death at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England, between July 1598 and November 1598. The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone, 30 [ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downton. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church at Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody, a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe, [ ] two sheep.To my brother in law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leach one sheep each. To my sister's son Wiliam Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sanderes [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agne]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executors. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and she do not, then at their ages of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of the children. My debts that I owe: tomy father in law 20s, to my brother [in law] Thomas Rofe 3 pounds, to my brother [in law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leachee 20s, to my "onkele" John Rofe 10s. I give to my father in law William Sanders, Thomas Light, and my uncle John Rofe 3s 4d each, and make them overseers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Porved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named.
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, p. 200: 'The will of Richard Rolff of Hamptorethe [Hamptworth] in the parish of Downtone 30[ ] 1598. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Downtone. To our lady church of Sarome 6d. To the church of Downtone 6d. To the church of Lanvard [Landford] 6d. To Mary Moody a bullock [ ] of age. To my brothers-in-law Henry Rofe, Thomas Rofe [ ] two sheep. To my brother-in-law William [ ] and to his daughter Alse one sheep. To Jone Dirks and Agnes Leache one sheep each. To my sister's son William Hore one sheep. To John [ ] a jerkin and breeches. To my brother William Sandares [ ] sheep. To my wife Agnes Rofe and my daughter Honner and my daughter [Agn]es all the rest of my goods and chattels, and I make them my executres. If my wife do marry, my children to have their portions within one week thereafter, and if she do not, then at their age of sixteen years. If my wife be with child, such child to have a portion with the rest of my children. My debts that I owe: to my father-in-law 20s, to my brother[in-law] Thomas Rofe £3, to my brother [in-law] John Rofe 20s, to Agnes Leache 20s, to my 'onkel' [prob uncle of Agnes Rolfe] John Rofe 10s. I give to my father-in-law Wiliam Sanderes, Thomas LIght, and my uncle John Rolfe 3s 4d each, and make them overssers. Witnesses: Roger Elkins, John Rolf, John Coxe, and others. Proved 2 December 1598, by Agnes Rolfe, relict of the deceased, with power reserved for Honore and Agnes Rolfe, daughters and executrices named. Bond dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, co Wilts, husbandman, bound in the sum of £80. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed to them certain legacies. The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the ortions of Honor and Agnes being found to be £19 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice als Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and bringing up until such age. [Signed] John Ryse, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Original will and bond)..2 Honour Rolfe was also known as Honour Parke.5 Alice ? mentioned Honour Rolfe in a will on 8 December 1604 at County Wiltshire, England; from English Origins of New England Families, First Series, Vol. I, Gary Boyd Roberts, compiler, Baltimore:, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1984. Page 201
The will of Alice Rolfe of Hamptworth in the parish of Downtons in the county of Wilts, widow, 8 December 1604. My body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Downton. I give to the parish church of Downton 6 pounds. To our lady church of Sarum 4 pounds. To my son Thomas Rolfe a coverlet and other household goods. To my son John Rolfe my best heifer, three bushels of grain, and I forgive him 9 shillings which he oweth me. To his daughter Alis Rolfe a bullock, and to his son John Rolfe a sheep, and to his wife a gown. To my daughter Agnes Rice two ewes and a heifer, and to her daughter Honore Rolfe a heifer and a coffer, and to them both all my wearing apparel. To her daughter Agnes Rolfe a ewe, to her daughter Alis Rice a bullock, and to her daughter Marie Rice a yew. To my maid servant Margaret Dyer a sheep. The residue of my goods and chattels I give to my sons Henry Rolfe and Thomas Rolfe equally divided, and make them my executors. My well beloved friends Thomas Cousins and Robert Emmerie to be assistants to my executors, and to them 5 shillings each. Debts I owe: to my son Henrie Rolfe 40 shillings and to my son Thomas Rolfe 6 pounds 7 shillings. Proved 26 January 1604/05 by the executors named. Inventory taken 8 December 1604 by two "nabours indifferent dealers herein Roger Webb and John Raafe" 45 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence; exhibited 26 January 1604/05 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1604, original will and inventory.2 She was a witness Bond Dated 14 Jun 1606. John Ryce of Hamptworth in the parish of Downton, County Wilts, husbandman, Agnes Ryce his wife, before marriage Agnes Rolfe, executrix of the will of Richard Rolf her first husband, Michael Cooper of East Grimstead in County Wilts, husbandman, and Robert Emmery of Lanford, Co Wilts, husbanman, bound in the sum of 80 pounds. Agnes Rice also Rolff and Honor Rolff and Agnes Rolff her two daughters were appointed joint executors of the will of Richard Rolff and had bequeathed them certain legacies.The said Agnes filed an account 9 Jun 1599, the portions of Honor and Agnes being found to be 19 pounds 5s each, and the said John and Agnes Rice also Rolff bind themselves to pay the said sums to the said Honor and Agnes, their guardians or assigns at their several ages of sixteen and to bear the expenses of their education and brining up until such age. [Signed] John Ryce, Signu' Agnes Ryce, Signu' Michis Cooper, Signu' Robte Emery. Witnesses: Ri: Greene and Gyles Batter. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1598, Orignal Will and Bond) with John Rice and Agnes Rolfe on 14 June 1606 at Hamptworth, Downton Parish, County Wiltshire, England.6 She married Henry Rolfe at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England, on 28 May 1621.7,8 John Rolfe mentioned Honour Rolfe in a will in January 1624 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; The Will of [John Rolfe of Whiteparish] in the county of Wilts, yeoman, ary, 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 6d., to be used toward the reparation of the church by the churchwardens of Whiteparish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ] Rolphe shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen [lugge?] all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts., Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I. To John, my younger son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and 3 pounds. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son john, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each.. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [ ] two kine and a mare which [ ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s.8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [ ] taine to the age of twenty and six yeares [ ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [ ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?children shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [ ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [ ] piece if they shall require it within one year after [ ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [ ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [ ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses disch]arged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [ ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]field to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [ ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses' names torn off.]
Codicil dated 29 May 1625. I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [ ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [ ] of the 17 pounds. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my household stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you]ngest son. [Signed] the [mark?] of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Coles, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, 113 pounds 1s.4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]9,10 To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).3 HENRY6 ROLFE (JOHN5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Bef. September 05, 1585 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, and died March 01, 1642/43 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He married HONOUR ROLFE May 26, 1621 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, daughter of RICHARD ROLFE and AGNES ROLFE.

Notes for HENRY ROLFE:
From "The Early Rolfe Settlers of New England"

Henry was noted as "Ye son of John Rofe". He was the son of John and Honor Rolfe, his mother's maiden name not being known

Book I - First Generation

Henry Rolfe and his wife, Honour Rolfe

To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Massachusetts in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands". He was not recorded as a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are the progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.

It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe, and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Massachusetts, John Greenleaf Whittier.

Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This on Page I - 1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father, mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning his wife's uncle).

More About HENRY ROLFE:
Baptism: September 05, 1585, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England

Children of HENRY ROLFE and HONOUR ROLFE are:
9. i. JOHN7 ROLFE, b. May 10, 1634, Cambridge, Suffolk, Massachusetts; d. October 01, 1681, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
10. ii. HANNAH ROLFE, b. Abt. 1630, England; d. November 16, 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
11. iii. ANNA ROLFE, b. Abt. 1626, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England; d. November 16, 1678, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
12. iv. BENJAMIN ROLFE, b. 1640, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; d. August 1710, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

Frederick Rolf says "For more details on the Rolfes of Wiltshire, the author recommends the perusal of NEHGR 66, pages 244-252.11,12 Henry, Honour, Ann, Hannah and John immigrated, in 1635. Destination: an unknown place .1 Henry Rolfe and Honour his wife, settled in Newbury, MA. They were well educated, of considerable means and participated prominently in the affairs of the community. Their descendants inherited a love of education and a pioneer spirit that has probably not been exceeded by any others to come to these shores. The author, not being of this line, has grown in appreciation of this family while researching its many brances and of its contributions to America.13 Thomas, John, Henry and Honour immigrated, in 1638. Destination: an unknown place .14 She and Henry Rolfe lived circa 1642 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; propieter 1642 Newbury (Red Rolfe); The ancestors of the Rolfe families in Boscawen and Concord [NH] were two brothers, who came from England and settled in Newbury, MA, about 1635. The tradition was that these brothers were the ancestors of all the Rolfes in this country; but the records of Ipswich, MA show that in 1640 there were two men in that town by the name of Daniel and Ezra Rolfe; so this tradition is erroneous.
Henry (1), with his wife Honour, and his brother John, with his wife, Esther, were in Newbury before 1642.
[Children] John, Benjamin, and two daughters.15,5 She witnessed Henry Rolfe's death at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 1 March 1642/43. "Henry died 1 Mar 1642-43 at Newbury, his will being dated 15 Feb 1642-43 and proved 28 March of that year.".16,17 Honour Rolfe left a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.18 She died on 19 December 1650 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; at the home of her daughter Ann Blanchard [and son-in-law Thomas Blanchard] - 19th of 10th month.1,18

Family

Henry Rolfe b. 1585, d. 1 Mar 1642/43
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, hoodcrewson Family Tree.
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  4. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, 1.1.3.
  5. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  6. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 244, on Google Books - will of Richard Rolff 1598.
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  8. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 24, on Google Books - Rolfe Entries in the Parish Registers of Whiteparish.
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  10. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Elizabeth French, "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGR, Volume 66 (1912),p. 247, on Google Books - Will of John Rolfe.
  11. [S348] Kathi Roff, last updated 5 Sept 2000; accessed 2 Sept 2002 & April 2006.
  12. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH, NH His Society copy has less information.
  13. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.
  14. [S331] John E. Enright, 22 Jan 2000.
  15. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
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  17. [S137] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, online http://books.google.com, Volume 3 (1849) -- p. 151, "Some Materials Towards a Genelogy of the Family by the Name of Rolfe."
  18. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Ann Rolfe1

F, b. circa 1626, d. 16 November 1678
FatherHenry Rolfe2 b. 1585, d. 1 Mar 1642/43
MotherHonour Rolfe2 b. c 1598, d. 19 Dec 1650
     Ann Rolfe was also known as Hannah Rolfe.3 Ann Rolfe was also known as Anna Rolfe.4 She was born circa 1626 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; born 1626, probably at Whiteparish, Wiltshire County.2 She was born circa 1626 at England; probably at Whiteparish, Wiltshire.5,6,2 She is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).7 Henry, Honour, Ann, Hannah and John immigrated, in 1635. Destination: Massachusetts.2 Ann Rolfe mentioned (no name, just "daughter") with Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe circa 1642 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; propieter 1642 Newbury (Red Rolfe); The ancestors of the Rolfe families in Boscawen and Concord [NH] were two brothers, who came from England and settled in Newbury, MA, about 1635. The tradition was that these brothers were the ancestors of all the Rolfes in this country; but the records of Ipswich, MA show that in 1640 there were two men in that town by the name of Daniel and Ezra Rolfe; so this tradition is erroneous.
Henry (1), with his wife Honour, and his brother John, with his wife, Esther, were in Newbury before 1642.
[Children] John, Benjamin, and two daughters.8,6 As of circa 1645,her married name was Blanchard.6 She married Thomas Blanchard at Essex County, Massachusetts, circa 1645.2,9 Honour Rolfe mentioned Ann Rolfe in a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.10 They witnessed an unknown person 's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 19 December 1650. At the home of her daughter Ann Blanchard [and son-in-law Thomas Blanchard] - 19th of 10th month.2,10 They witnessed Thomas Blanchard's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, between 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51. "THOMAS2 BLANCHARD
b. at England abt 1625 (Sprague 702R; His Wey 98)
res. on Mystick (Malden) side of Charlestown aft 1639
d. at Charlestown bet 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51 (GR 140:313)
Probate. at Massachusetts on 14 February 1650/51 (inventory) (GR 140:313)
m (her 1st). bet 1645-1648 ANNA ROLFE (GR 140:313)
b. abt 1626 (GR 140:313)
Child of Henry and Honor (Rolfe) Rolfe
m (her 2d). on 18 October 1651 Richard Gardner (GR 140:313)
Will: on 15 March 1696/97 (GR 140:313)" -- Blanchard Family

Probate at MA on 14 Feb 1650/51 (inventory) GR 140:313;
"Thomas Blanchard (Immigrant 1639) died in 1650 12th month intestate. His father, Thomas Blanchard Sr, is the supposed author of loose papers in the Middlesex Court Records (NEHGS MSS Cb/1105); "Hannah Blanchard the widow of my son Thomas -- 2 children of siad son, Marie & Sarah Blanchard -- she became the wife of Richard Gardner..11,10 As of 18 October 1651,her married name was Gardner.2 She married Richard Gardner at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 18 October 1651.5,9 Ann Rolfe died on 16 November 1678 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.12

Family 1

Thomas Blanchard b. 12 Oct 1623, d. bt 1 Feb 1650/51 - 14 Feb 1650/51
Children

Family 2

Richard Gardner b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-2.1 (page 32).
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.
  6. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  7. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  8. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  9. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.
  10. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  11. [S86] Blanchard family, online http://maxfield5.tripod.com/blanchard1.html
  12. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Robert A Skankey Family.

Hannah Rolfe1

F, b. circa 1630, d. 16 November 1678
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1585, d. 1 Mar 1642/43
MotherHonour Rolfe1 b. c 1598, d. 19 Dec 1650
     Hannah Rolfe was born between 1622 and 1630 at England; age 48 on tombstone; abt 1622 England Red Rolfe.2 She was born circa 1630 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; born about 1630, probably at Whiteparish, Wiltshire County.1 Henry, Honour, Ann, Hannah and John immigrated, in 1635. Destination: Massachusetts.1 Hannah Rolfe is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).3 Hannah Rolfe mentioned (as "daughter") with Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe circa 1642 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; propieter 1642 Newbury (Red Rolfe); The ancestors of the Rolfe families in Boscawen and Concord [NH] were two brothers, who came from England and settled in Newbury, MA, about 1635. The tradition was that these brothers were the ancestors of all the Rolfes in this country; but the records of Ipswich, MA show that in 1640 there were two men in that town by the name of Daniel and Ezra Rolfe; so this tradition is erroneous.
Henry (1), with his wife Honour, and his brother John, with his wife, Esther, were in Newbury before 1642.
[Children] John, Benjamin, and two daughters.4,2 Her married name was Dole.5 She married Richard Dole at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 3 May 1647.1,6 As of 3 June 1647,her married name was Dole.1 Honour Rolfe mentioned Hannah Dole in a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.6 Hannah died on 16 November 1678 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 She and Honor ? NEHGR 3:151 suggests that Hannah is a daughter of Honour Rolph and a sister to Henry and John. at Harwich, Essex, England.7 Hannah Rolfe was Name-Standard.

Family

Richard Dole b. 31 Dec 1621, d. 1705
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  4. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  7. [S458] Author not given, "Genealogy Rolfe family."

John Rolfe1

M, b. 10 May 1634, d. 1 October 1681
FatherHenry Rolfe1 b. 1585, d. 1 Mar 1642/43
MotherHonour Rolfe1 b. c 1598, d. 19 Dec 1650
     John Rolfe was born on 10 May 1634 at Whiteparish, County Wiltshire, England; born about 1634, probably in Whiteparish, Wiltshire County. His birthdate was recorded as 10 My 1634 at Cambridge, MA.1 He was born on 10 May 1634 at Whiteparish, England; recorded at Cambridge MA.2,1 Henry, Honour, Ann, Hannah and John immigrated, in 1635. Destination: Massachusetts.1 He is included in the biography of Henry Rolfe and Honner Rof; To the best that this author has been able to determine, Henry, Honour and their three eldest children, Ann, Hannah and John were the first family bearing the surname Rolfe to immigrate
to New England. In 1635 they settled in Newburyport, Mass. in that part of the town that in 1764 separated as the town of Newbury. In 1646 Henry was registered as a "Proprietor of Lands'. He was not recorded a Freeman, probably because of his early death (1643). They are progenitors of the largest Rolfe family in the United States, estimated by the author to number 60 to 70 percent of those currently bearing the Rolfe surname and the allied lines of their female descendants.


It is not known on which vessel they sailed on to New England. They have often been erroneously noted as having sailed as passengers on the "Confidence" as did his brother, John Rolfe and family and his nephew, Thomas Whittier, ancestor of the famous poet of Haverhill, Mass., John Greenleaf Whittier.


Henry and Honour Rolfe were first cousins, once removed. Henry's
father was the brother of Honour's maternal grandfather. This
relationship can best be understood by referring to the chart
on page 1-1.2. The will of Richard Rolfe (1598), Honour's father
mentions Henry and Thomas Rof as his brothers-in-law, William Sanders as his brother (actually a half-brother), his wife Agnes, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Honner Rof, John Rofe as his
brother-in-law and John Rofe as his "onkele" (undoubtedly meaning
his wife's uncle).3 John Rolfe is included in the biography of Benjamin Rolfe; Rolfe, Benjamin, Newbury, weaver, gr.s. of Henry, says Coffin, whose only s. John must then be infer. to be f. but reason is found for call. him br. of John, and s. of Henry, was b. betw. 1637 and 1640, freem. 1659, or more prob. 1670, by w. Appha, wh. he m. 3 Nov. 1659, had John, b. 12 Oct. 1660; Benjamin, 13 Sept. 1662, H. C. 1684, chaplain to our forces at Falmouth 1689, the sec. min. of Haverhill, ord. Jan. 1694, k. by the Ind. 29 Aug. 1708; Apphia, 8 Mar. 1667; Mary, 16 Sept. 1669, d. young; amuel, 14 Jan. 1672; Mary, again, 11 Nov. 1674, d. young; Henry, 12 Oct. 1677; Eliz. 15 Dec. 1679; Nathaniel, 12 Nov. 1681; and Abigail, 5 May 1684. His w. d. 24 Dec. 1708, and he d. 10 Aug. 1710.4


They had thee children born in Newbury prior to relocating to Nantucket where they had 5 born. They relocated to a part of Cambridge, now Arliington abt 1672 where he purchased & operated "Cook's Mill" and where 3, and probably 4, children were born. He died 10/1/1681 in Newbury at the home of his brother Benjamin. After his death, with the exception of dau Rebecca, the family moved to Woodbridge, NH and changed the spelling of their name to "Rolph"'
From the James Munger web page, quoting Early Rolfe Settlers of New England: John came with his parents to America in the "Confidence" in 1638.
Shortly after John's return to Newbury (1663), he, Mary and their daughters, Mary and Rebecca relocated to Nantucket (he was one of the proprietors of Nantucket in July 1663), where their next five children were born. About 1672 the family relocated to a part of Cambridge that is now Arlington where he purchased and operated "Cook's Mill". Three, possibly four of their children were born there.
He later returned to Newbury, Massachusetts.
John died October 1, 1681 at Newbury in the home of his brother, Benjamin. He had purchased land in Woodbridge, NJ shortly prior to his death. It was shortly after his death that the family, with the exception of the daughter Rebecca, relocated to Woodbridge where they changed the spelling of their surname to Rolph.2,5 John Rolfe mentioned with Henry Rolfe and Honour Rolfe circa 1642 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; propieter 1642 Newbury (Red Rolfe); The ancestors of the Rolfe families in Boscawen and Concord [NH] were two brothers, who came from England and settled in Newbury, MA, about 1635. The tradition was that these brothers were the ancestors of all the Rolfes in this country; but the records of Ipswich, MA show that in 1640 there were two men in that town by the name of Daniel and Ezra Rolfe; so this tradition is erroneous.
Henry (1), with his wife Honour, and his brother John, with his wife, Esther, were in Newbury before 1642.
[Children] John, Benjamin, and two daughters.6,7 Henry Rolfe mentioned John Rolfe in a will on 15 February 1642/43 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; Essex Antiquarian Vl. 1, p. 65:
The will of Henry Rolfe of Newbury was proved in the Ipswich Court 28:1:1643. The following copy is taken from the record contained in Ipswich Deeds, volume 1, leaf 3, the original being missing.
The 15th 12th month 1642
I desire to commend my soule into the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne John Rolfe mustg have the howse & land more than all the rest of my children and that their porcons shall be divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they marry not before. IN case my wife dye or marry then the goods shall be divided; otherwise not till my eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age But still to remayne in their mothers hands with the rest till that either of them are 21 yeares or marry. Ifg any of my children dye then that porcon shall be equally divided betweene my wife & the rest of my children. I doe give unto my wife one great brasse posnett and a chafing dish and five pewter platters. I doe gie unto my Kinsman Thomas whitetear a swarme of bees. I desire my brother John Roffe and my cousin John Sauunders of Salisbury & William monday of Newbury to oversee my will and order. it to my desire and according to my wille.
witness hereunto I set my hand
Henry Rolfe
Witnesses:
Thomas Hale
Thomas Cowlmann
William Mose
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"The 15th 12th month 1642 I desire to comend my soule into the hands of the lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne John Roffe must have the howse & land more then all the rest of my children and that their porcons shalbe divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they marry not before In case my wife dye or marry then the goods shalbe divided; otherwise not till my eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age But still to remayne in their mothers hands with the rest till that either of them are 21 yeares of age or marry. If any of my children dye then that porcon shalbe equally divided betweene my wife & the rest of my children I doe give vnto my wife one great brasse pott and one great brasse pann, and a great brasse posnett and a chafing dish and five pewter platters I doe give vnto my Kinsman Thomas whittear a swarme of bees. I desire my brother John Roffe and my Cosen John Saunders of Sallisbery and william Mondy of Newberry to oversee my will & order it to my desire & accordinge to my will."

Henry Roffe
Witness: Thomas Hale, Thomas Cowllman, william Mose.
Proved 28:1:1643
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 2.

Inventory taken 1:1:1642, by John Woodbridg, Henry Short and Richard Knight: howse & land, £30; Six kowes, £30; foure oxen, £24; one bull & one steere, 3 yeare old, £7. 10s; three beasts, two years old, £8; two beasts, one yeare old, £2. 10s; three Calves, £1. 4s; three hoggs, £1. 4s; Bees, £7. 10s; haye, £4; Soyle, £1; Cart, Slead & 3 Yoaks, £1. 6s; within the howse: one fetherbed & flockbed, £3. 10s; Six fether pillowes, 18s; 4 Coverleds, £2; 5
blanketts, £1. 10s; 3 paier of Sheets, £1. 8s; 2li. and a halfe of bee wax, 2s. 6d; bowlster Case & pillow & napkins, 10s; porke, £2. 7s; butter & Cheese, 12s; barrells & butte an unknown person Cherne & other lumb., 18s; Pewter, £1. 7s. 6d; Brasse, £3. 13s; a Brasse pott, £1; iron
potts, £1. 6s; A chafing dish & a posnet, 5s; 12 bushells of indian corne, £2. 2s; 9 bushells of wheate, £2. 6d; 2 bushells of pease, 9s; hogsheads & howes & other lumber, 16s; in apparrell, stockins & shoes, £3; muskett & fowling peeces & 2 Swords & bandileers, £1.
19s; working Tooles & lanthorne, 15s; bookes, £1; spining wheeles, 10s; a chest & chaiers & other lumb., 16s; harrow tines, 10s; total £153. 8s. 6d.
Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 3.

Source: Printed "Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts;1635 - 1681," In three volumes, The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916, Vol. 1, Pg. 21.

Submitted by Sandi Goetze.8,9 He died on 1 March 1642/43 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 8.10 Honour Rolfe mentioned John Rolfe in a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.11 John (2; Henry 1) m and lived a short time in Newbury, then moved to Nantucket and from there to Cambridge. He had 14 or 15 children. Five of his sons went to Woodbridge, NJ. Their descendants generally spell their name Rolph.6 As of between 1656 and 1681, John Rolfe was also known as John Rolph.6 He married Mary Scollard, daughter of Samuel Scullard and Rebecca Kent, on 4 December 1656 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 John Rolfe was a witness Traveling next to court in Ipswich, Massachusetts, the Captain [Walter Barefoot] posted a bond to ensure the future good behavior of his friend and fellow doctor, Henry Greenland (in trouble for “soliciting Mary, wife of John Roffe, to adultery”). April brought Barefoot to court in Salisbury, Massachusetts, then to Dover in June, where he won sizeable verdicts against debtors for £25 in “money or beaver.” Two days after the Dover court session, Barefoot was in York, Maine, with suits “for unjustly molesting his person & estate,” and for debt, netting judgments of more than £91. He returned to Ipswich in September to testify for Henry Greenland, accused again of “attempting” Goodwife Roffe’s “chastity in a foul manner.” By late November, Captain Barefoot came to Greenland’s aid a third time, serving as his attorney in a Salem slander suit for calling someone “a lying knave.
From the Munger family, quoting "The Early Rolfe Settlers of NE" (Fred Rolfe): "It was after the birth of their 3rd child and while John was away from Newbury that Mary became involved in a scandal with a Dr. Henry Greenland, a new-comer to Newbury. He was found guilty of adultery and ordered out of Newbury. He went first to Kittery, Maine from where he was forced to leave. He then relocated to Piscataway, New Jersey where he and his family settled."12,5 John and Mary immigrated, in 1663. Destination: an unknown place .1 John Rolfe and John Rolfe NEHGR has John Rolph, brother of Henry, and husband of Mary Scullard [sic] died 8 Feb 1664 on 8 February 1664.13 John and Mary immigrated, in 1672. Destination: an unknown place .1 John Rolfe was also known as John Roafe. He died on 1 October 1681 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 47; at the home of his brother Benjamin; NEHGR 3:151 says died 8 Feb 1664.14,2,13 John died on 1 October 1681 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 47. John died 1 Oct 1681 at Newbury in the home of his brother Benjamin. He had purchased land in Woodbridge New Jersey shortly before his death.1 He Fred Rolfe - They had 3 chldren b Newbury prior to relocating to Nantucket where they had 5 born. They relocated to a part of Cambridge, now Arlington, abt 1672, where he purchased and operated 'Cook's Mill' and where 3, and prob 4, children were b. . .After his death, with the exception of dau Rebecca, the family moved to Woodbridge, NJ, and changed the spelling of their name to 'Rolph.' NEHGR 1882 p. 143 ff Henry and John Rolfe of Newbury and Salisbury and their Children, by Henry Rolfe, Esq. of Boston. p. 144 John Rolfe married in 1656 Mary Scullard and lived a short time in Newbury, then removed to Nantucket, and thence to that part of Cambridge now Arlington. He bought the 'Cook Mills' of Edward Collins, attorney for the daughter of the former owner, who had gone back to England. The deed to him is witnessed by his brother Benjamin, and his brothers-in-law Richard Dole and Richard Gardiner. He died in 1681 in Newbury, at the house of his brother.14

Family

Mary Scollard b. 9 Jan 1641/42, d. 10 Apr 1687
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-1.1.
  4. [S320] James Savage, Savage's NE Settlers.
  5. [S783] James A. Munger, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/n/…
  6. [S340] Charles Carleton Coffin, History of Boscawen.
  7. [S922] Red Rolfe, online http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/5/18/…
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Burrowes and Lee Family Tree.
  9. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, Barry W Walker.
  10. [S356] FamilySearch.org, july 2003.
  11. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  12. [S784] Diane Rapaport, Captain Barefoot Goes to Court,.
  13. [S458] Author not given, "Genealogy Rolfe family."
  14. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  15. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, NJMiddle-L [NJMID] Woodbridge Puzzles.

Thomas Blanchard1

M, b. 12 October 1623, d. between 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51
     Thomas Blanchard was baptized on 12 October 1623 at Goodworth Clatford, County Hampshire, South East Region, England; " born 1623(2), baptized 1623 Oct 12 at Goodworth Clatford, Hants, ENG(10), son of Thomas BLANCHARD and Elizabeth -- Rootsweb (Blanchards by John F Chandler 1998)

"THOMAS2 BLANCHARD
b. at England abt 1625 (Sprague 702R; His Wey 98)" -- Blanchard Family

"married about 1645 to Thomas Blanchard Jr son of Thomas and Agnes Bent (Barnes) Blanchard of Charlestown, MA" - Rolfe Family 1981;

"m (1) about 1645 to Thomas Blanchard, son of Thomas and Agnes Bent (Barnes) Blanchard. He was a resident of Charlestown, Mass." - Rolfe Family (1995)

"The home of the Blanchards in England has been variously described as Penton, county Hampshire, England; near Andover, county Hampshire; and Clatford, county Southampton (2 miles south of Andover). All these descriptions point to the same area in the south of England" - Blanchard Family.2,3,4,5 Thomas immigrated, on 23 June 1639. Destination: an unknown place .6,3 He married Ann Rolfe at Essex County, Massachusetts, circa 1645.1,4 Honour Rolfe mentioned Thomas Blanchard in a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.6 They witnessed an unknown person 's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 19 December 1650. At the home of her daughter Ann Blanchard [and son-in-law Thomas Blanchard] - 19th of 10th month.1,6 Thomas died between 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. "THOMAS2 BLANCHARD
b. at England abt 1625 (Sprague 702R; His Wey 98)
res. on Mystick (Malden) side of Charlestown aft 1639
d. at Charlestown bet 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51 (GR 140:313)
Probate. at Massachusetts on 14 February 1650/51 (inventory) (GR 140:313)
m (her 1st). bet 1645-1648 ANNA ROLFE (GR 140:313)
b. abt 1626 (GR 140:313)
Child of Henry and Honor (Rolfe) Rolfe
m (her 2d). on 18 October 1651 Richard Gardner (GR 140:313)
Will: on 15 March 1696/97 (GR 140:313)" -- Blanchard Family

Probate at MA on 14 Feb 1650/51 (inventory) GR 140:313;
"Thomas Blanchard (Immigrant 1639) died in 1650 12th month intestate. His father, Thomas Blanchard Sr, is the supposed author of loose papers in the Middlesex Court Records (NEHGS MSS Cb/1105); "Hannah Blanchard the widow of my son Thomas -- 2 children of siad son, Marie & Sarah Blanchard -- she became the wife of Richard Gardner..3,6

Family

Ann Rolfe b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, I-3.1 (p. 33).
  3. [S86] Blanchard family, online http://maxfield5.tripod.com/blanchard1.html
  4. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.
  5. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH, p. I-3.1.
  6. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Richard Gardner1

M, b. circa 1619, d. 29 March 1698
     Richard Gardner was born circa 1619 at England.1 He married Anna Blanchard at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 18 October 1651.2,3 On 22 Feb 1694/ 5 Richard
Gardner deeded a house to son-in-law Richard Brooks, wife Mary, and d au. Hannah
Cooper, dau. of Mary by Josiah Cooper, her former husband. on 22 February 1694 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts.4 Richard Gardner died on 29 March 1698 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He of Woburn, MA Fred Rolfe -- For info on Gardner line see r 107 which is prob Descendants of Richard Gardner, Boston 1858 (from NEHGR 1882, p 144).5

Family

Ann Rolfe b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.
  3. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Mary Blanchard1

F, b. 1647, d. between 1725 and 1729
FatherThomas Blanchard1 b. 12 Oct 1623, d. bt 1 Feb 1650/51 - 14 Feb 1650/51
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Mary Blanchard was born in 1647 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; born ca 1647 prob at Charlestown MA.1,2 Honour Rolfe mentioned Mary Blanchard in a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.3 They witnessed Thomas Blanchard's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, between 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51. "THOMAS2 BLANCHARD
b. at England abt 1625 (Sprague 702R; His Wey 98)
res. on Mystick (Malden) side of Charlestown aft 1639
d. at Charlestown bet 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51 (GR 140:313)
Probate. at Massachusetts on 14 February 1650/51 (inventory) (GR 140:313)
m (her 1st). bet 1645-1648 ANNA ROLFE (GR 140:313)
b. abt 1626 (GR 140:313)
Child of Henry and Honor (Rolfe) Rolfe
m (her 2d). on 18 October 1651 Richard Gardner (GR 140:313)
Will: on 15 March 1696/97 (GR 140:313)" -- Blanchard Family

Probate at MA on 14 Feb 1650/51 (inventory) GR 140:313;
"Thomas Blanchard (Immigrant 1639) died in 1650 12th month intestate. His father, Thomas Blanchard Sr, is the supposed author of loose papers in the Middlesex Court Records (NEHGS MSS Cb/1105); "Hannah Blanchard the widow of my son Thomas -- 2 children of siad son, Marie & Sarah Blanchard -- she became the wife of Richard Gardner..4,3 As of 1674,her married name was Cooper.1,2 She married Josiah Cooper at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1674.1,2 She witnessed an unknown person 's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, between 16 September 1678 and 24 September 1678. He died in Sep 1687 [sic], his will being signed on the 16th of September and proved on the 24th -- Rolfe family

died Sep 1678 at Charlestown, Suffolk, MA -- Bradley

"Married Josiah COOPER. He made a will 1678 Sep 161 . His will was proved 1678 Sep 241 . Will: mentions daughter by first wife Elizabeth, daughter Anna by second wife Mary... overseer father-in-law Richard Gardner.1 " -- Rootsweb (Blanchard).2,1,5 As of 1679,her married name was Brooks.1,2 She married Richard Brooks at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1679.1,2,6 Mary Blanchard witnessed the New Tag of Richard Gardner and Richard Brooks on 22 February 1694 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts; On 22 Feb 1694/ 5 Richard
Gardner deeded a house to son-in-law Richard Brooks, wife Mary, and d au. Hannah
Cooper, dau. of Mary by Josiah Cooper, her former husband.7 Mary Blanchard died between 1725 and 1729 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts; Mary Blanchard died before 1729 at Suffolk County, MA, when her estate was probated - Babcock Ancestry

"Her will was proved 1729 in Suffolk Co, MA1 ,8 ." -- Rootsweb (Blanchard.)2,3,5

Family 1

Josiah Cooper b. 1632, d. bt 16 Sep 1678 - 24 Sep 1678
Child

Family 2

Richard Brooks b. c 1650, d. Mar 1707

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S87] Bradley family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/…
  3. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  4. [S86] Blanchard family, online http://maxfield5.tripod.com/blanchard1.html
  5. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.

Josiah Cooper1

M, b. 1632, d. between 16 September 1678 and 24 September 1678
     Josiah Cooper was born in 1632 at England.1,2 He was born circa 1645 at Massachusetts.3 He married Waitawhile Makepeace on 13 September 1661 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 He witnessed Waitawhile Makepeace's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1673.2 He married Mary Blanchard at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1674.1,2 Josiah Cooper died between 16 September 1678 and 24 September 1678 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; He died in Sep 1687 [sic], his will being signed on the 16th of September and proved on the 24th -- Rolfe family

died Sep 1678 at Charlestown, Suffolk, MA -- Bradley

"Married Josiah COOPER. He made a will 1678 Sep 161 . His will was proved 1678 Sep 241 . Will: mentions daughter by first wife Elizabeth, daughter Anna by second wife Mary... overseer father-in-law Richard Gardner.1 " -- Rootsweb (Blanchard.)2,1,4 He died in September 1687 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts; will being signed on the 16th of Sep and proved on the 24th.1

Family 1

Waitawhile Makepeace b. 22 Mar 1642, d. 1673

Family 2

Mary Blanchard b. 1647, d. bt 1725 - 1729
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S87] Bradley family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/…
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  4. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.

Richard Brooks1

M, b. circa 1650, d. March 1707
     Richard Brooks was occup1 a Boston gunsmith at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 He was born circa 1650 at Massachusetts; "Married Richard BROOKS, born about 1650 at not Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, or Roxbury"-- Rootsweb (Blanchard.)2,3 He married Mary Blanchard at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1679.1,4,5 On 22 Feb 1694/ 5 Richard
Gardner deeded a house to son-in-law Richard Brooks, wife Mary, and d au. Hannah
Cooper, dau. of Mary by Josiah Cooper, her former husband. on 22 February 1694 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 Richard Brooks died in March 1707 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.4

Family

Mary Blanchard b. 1647, d. bt 1725 - 1729

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  3. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.
  4. [S87] Bradley family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/…
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

Sarah Blanchard1

F, b. circa 1649, d. between 1690 and 1710
FatherThomas Blanchard1 b. 12 Oct 1623, d. bt 1 Feb 1650/51 - 14 Feb 1650/51
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Sarah Blanchard was born circa 1649 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; born 1649 prob at Charlestown.1 Honour Rolfe mentioned Sarah Blanchard in a will in 1650 at Newbury, Essex Coounty, Massachusetts; Honour Rolfe (Immigrant) left a will 1650 at the home of her son-in-law Thomas Blanchard where she lay 'berry sick.' The will was noncupative (an oral will given in the presence of witnesses usually at the time when the testator is very near death). She wished her possessions to go to her sons Benjamin and John, and her two daughters Hannah Dole and Anna. She also wantged each her four grandchildren to have twenty shillings four or five years after her death. Benjamin and John were not yet married, while Hannah had married Richard Dole and was the mother of two sons. The other two grandchildren were the daughter of Anna (Rolfe) Blanchard
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Will from Essex Antiquarian, Vol IV, posted on Essex-Roots-L@rootsweb.com 24 Jul 1998 WILL OF HONOR ROLFE The nuncupative will of widow Honor Rolfe, as shown in the following depositions, was proved in Ipswich court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, volume I, leaf 123, the originals being missing. Henry Largin of Chariftowne ****house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * berry lay fick. Shee did declare h** be; that her fonne Benjamin Rolfe fhould haue the fubftance of her eftate, which was her owne pp eftate, & that he fhould be her fole Executor. Only fhe gaue thefe pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen fhe gave to he equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Alfo fhee gaue twenty fhillings a piece to her foure grandchildren to be gluen them five yeares after her death. Alfo one little Cowe fhe gaue to her Daughter yt liues at Newberry. Alfo of foure peeces of Braffe fhee gaue two to her fonne Beniamin, which he fhould Choofe, & to each of her daughters one. The reft fhee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, faueing two pewter platters which fhe gaue to each of her daughters one. & further fhee expreft her mind about a Barne that is built upon pt of her fonne Beniamins ground, fhe gaue to her fonne John Rolfe all her intereft in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the fubftance of her exprefflon as farr as he can remember. memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23. 24 & pt of ye 25 lines were blotted out Ri. Bellingham. Taken vpon oath by the faid Henry Largin this 2o-12-1650. who further faith that the faid Honor Rolfe was of a difpofeing memory. before me Ri. Bellingham. The Teftymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the laft wife of Honor Rolfe widdow deceafed: I9th of 10th mo 1650. This Deponent faith that himfelfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin fome two daies before the death of the aboue faid teftator, he heard her make this her laft will in manner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her eftate in generall to her youngeft Sonne Ben-iamine Rolfe onely excepted thefe pticulers which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children fhe gaue twenty filillings a pece, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne ftands and a yonge fowe file gaue to her fonne John Rolfe: Item a little Cowe that file had fhe gaue to her daughter Hannah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding fhe gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: thefe pticulers aboue faid this deponent tooke fpetiall notice of; & further he faith not: only a day after her fonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her defired this Deponent to Afte her what fhe would doe with the three pounds ten filillings in England, & fhee Anfwered that fhe would that her fonne Beniamine fhould haue a fute of Cloathes out of it, & the reft he filould haue meaning her faid fonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterlined Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins The Court vpon the Teftimonyes of George Vaughan & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there Teftimonys doe agree is the will & Teftamt of Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at Ipfwich the 30th of (7) 1651 By me Robert Lord Cleric. *The paper was burned on this corner before it was recorded.2 They witnessed Thomas Blanchard's death at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, between 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51. "THOMAS2 BLANCHARD
b. at England abt 1625 (Sprague 702R; His Wey 98)
res. on Mystick (Malden) side of Charlestown aft 1639
d. at Charlestown bet 1 February 1650/51 and 14 February 1650/51 (GR 140:313)
Probate. at Massachusetts on 14 February 1650/51 (inventory) (GR 140:313)
m (her 1st). bet 1645-1648 ANNA ROLFE (GR 140:313)
b. abt 1626 (GR 140:313)
Child of Henry and Honor (Rolfe) Rolfe
m (her 2d). on 18 October 1651 Richard Gardner (GR 140:313)
Will: on 15 March 1696/97 (GR 140:313)" -- Blanchard Family

Probate at MA on 14 Feb 1650/51 (inventory) GR 140:313;
"Thomas Blanchard (Immigrant 1639) died in 1650 12th month intestate. His father, Thomas Blanchard Sr, is the supposed author of loose papers in the Middlesex Court Records (NEHGS MSS Cb/1105); "Hannah Blanchard the widow of my son Thomas -- 2 children of siad son, Marie & Sarah Blanchard -- she became the wife of Richard Gardner..3,2 As of 1674,her married name was Bumstead.1 She married Jeremiah Bumstead at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in 1674.1,2,4 Sarah Blanchard died between 1690 and 1710 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Jeremiah Bumstead b. 13 Nov 1636, d. 27 Feb 1709
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  3. [S86] Blanchard family, online http://maxfield5.tripod.com/blanchard1.html
  4. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blanch-l/…
    Family History 1998 Oct 2 John F Chandler 183 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard, MA 01451; part of an ongoing effort to track the various Blannchard in New Enmgland to the year 1800.

John Gardner1

M, b. 14 August 1652, d. between 1653 and 1742
FatherRichard Gardner1 b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     John Gardner was born on 14 August 1652 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He died between 1653 and 1742 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts; John Gardner was NOT mentioned in the will of Richard Gardner(immigrant) on 15 Mar 1696/97.2

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Anna Gardner1

F, b. 17 January 1655, d. 20 September 1690
FatherRichard Gardner1 b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Anna Gardner was also known as Hannah Gardner Fred Rolfe has Hannah and Anna as two separate individuals, Hannah with the reference 1.3.9.1 She was born on 17 January 1655 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 She married John Coddington at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, circa 1676.1,2 As of 1676,her married name was Coddington.1 Hannah Coddington died on 20 September 1690 at Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, at age 35; not mentioned in the will of Richard Gardner on Mar 15 1696/7.2

Family

John Coddington b. 9 Feb 1653, d. 1728

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Benjamin Gardner1

M, b. 26 December 1656, d. between 1657 and 1697
FatherRichard Gardner1 b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Benjamin Gardner was born on 26 December 1656 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He died between 1657 and 1697 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts; not mentioned in the will of Richard Gardner on Mar 15 1696/7.2

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Henry Gardner1

M, b. 12 February 1658, d. 20 February 1713
FatherRichard Gardner1 b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Henry Gardner was born on 12 February 1658 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Elizabeth Lane circa 1680; He had 5 children by his m (1.)2,3 Henry Gardner married Elizabeth Lane circa 1680 at Massachusetts.1 Henry Gardner married Hannah Prescott circa 1700.2 He witnessed Elizabeth Lane's death at Massachusetts circa 1706. Last child Mary Gardner born 28 Mar 1705.1,4 He married Hannah Prescott at Massachusetts circa 1707.1,4 Henry Gardner died on 20 February 1713 at Massachusetts at age 55.1

Family 1

Elizabeth Lane b. c 1660, d. c 1706
Children

Family 2

Hannah Prescott b. c 1660, d. bt 1708 - 1750

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.
  4. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Elizabeth Lane1

F, b. circa 1660, d. circa 1706
     Elizabeth Lane was born circa 1660 at Massachusetts.1 She was 5 children.2 She married Henry Gardner, son of Richard Gardner and Ann Rolfe, circa 1680; He had 5 children by his m (1.)2,3 As of circa 1680,her married name was Gardner.1 Elizabeth Lane married Henry Gardner, son of Richard Gardner and Ann Rolfe, circa 1680 at Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Gardner.2 Elizabeth died circa 1706 at Massachusetts. Last child Mary Gardner born 28 Mar 1705.1,4

Family

Henry Gardner b. 12 Feb 1658, d. 20 Feb 1713
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.
  4. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Hannah Prescott1

F, b. circa 1660, d. between 1708 and 1750
     Hannah Prescott was also known as Hannah Nelson.2 She was born circa 1660 at Massachusetts.1 She married Henry Gardner, son of Richard Gardner and Ann Rolfe, circa 1700.3 She married Henry Gardner at Massachusetts circa 1707.1,2 As of 1707,her married name was Gardner.1 Hannah Prescott died between 1708 and 1750 at Massachusetts.2

Family

Henry Gardner b. 12 Feb 1658, d. 20 Feb 1713

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Esther Gardner1

F, b. 15 October 1659, d. 27 December 1707
FatherRichard Gardner1 b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Esther Gardner was also known as Hester Gardner.2 She was born on 15 October 1659 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 As of circa 1679,her married name was Johnson.1 She married William Johnson circa 1679 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Esther Gardner died on 27 December 1707 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 48.3,4

Family

William Johnson b. c 1655, d. bt 1680 - 1745
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S45] Early Rolfe Families of New Enjgland, Books I through V, manuscript based on research through 1981, also at New Hampshire Historical Society Library,Concord, NH,.

William Johnson1

M, b. circa 1655, d. between 1680 and 1745
     William Johnson was also known as William Johnson.2 He was born circa 1655 at Massachusetts.1 He was born in 1656 at Massachusetts.3 He married Esther Gardner, daughter of Richard Gardner and Ann Rolfe, circa 1679 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 William Johnson died between 1680 and 1745 at Massachusetts. He of Woburn, MA.2 He married Sarah Lovejoy at Massachusetts circa 1685.3 William Johnson died in 1730 at Massachusetts.3

Family 1

Esther Gardner b. 15 Oct 1659, d. 27 Dec 1707
Child

Family 2

Sarah Lovejoy b. 1654, d. 1706
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S950] William Blunt & Elizabeth Ballard, online http://dgmweb.net/genealogy/FGS/B/…
  4. [S89] Babcock Ancestry, online http://babcockancestry.com/

Ruth Gardner1

F, b. 1 April 1661, d. 27 October 1695
FatherRichard Gardner1 b. c 1619, d. 29 Mar 1698
MotherAnn Rolfe1 b. c 1626, d. 16 Nov 1678
     Ruth Gardner was born on 1 April 1661 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 As of 1686,her married name was Jepson.1,2 She married John Jepson II at Massachusetts in 1686.1,2 Ruth Gardner died on 27 October 1695 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 34.3

Family

John Jepson II b. 8 May 1661, d. c 21 Nov 1721
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S88] Buczek Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S106] Jepson John descendants, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

John Jepson II1,2

M, b. 8 May 1661, d. circa 21 November 1721
FatherJohn Jepson b. 1610, d. c 29 Mar 1688
MotherEmma Coddington b. bt 1630 - 1633, d. 26 Dec 1702
     John Jepson II was also known as John Jepson Jr.3 He was born on 8 May 1661 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; acc to A History & Genealogy of the Descendents of John Jepson
Author: Jipson, Norton W. M.D.
Publication: Gazette Press Janesville, Wis.
also Additions and Corrections to the Jepson Genealogy
Author: Coddington, John Insley
also Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699.1,2,4
He married Ruth Gardner at Massachusetts in 1686.1,2 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 27 October 1695.3 John Jepson II married Apphia Rolfe, daughter of Benjamin Rolfe and Apphia Hale, on 1 April 1696 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Massachusetts circa 1712.1 He witnessed Apphia Rolfe's death at Massachusetts circa 1714.2 John Jepson II married Mercy Daniel on 24 February 1714/15 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2 John died circa 21 November 1721 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2

Family 1

Ruth Gardner b. 1 Apr 1661, d. 27 Oct 1695
Children

Family 2

Apphia Rolfe b. 6 Mar 1667, d. c 1714
Children

Family 3

Mercy Daniel b. c 1680, d. bt 1724 - 1770
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S88] Buczek Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S404] Ancestry World Tree Project, downloaded Feb 03.
  5. [S106] Jepson John descendants, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php