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William Starr

M, #10751, b. 1780, d. 5 November 1805

Parents

FatherJoshua Starr (b. 28 April 1739, d. 15 January 1810)
MotherMary Tilley (b. 20 March 1742/43, d. 8 September 1800)

Biography

Birth1780William Starr was born in 1780 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
Death5 November 1805He died on 5 November 1805 in New London, New London County, Connecticut,1
Burial7 November 1805He was buried on 7 November 1805 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Inscription
Son of Joshua & Mary Starr, age 25

FindaGrave Note: Originally buried in the Second Burial Ground, and moved to Cedar Grove Cemetery1
Last Edited1 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID= 120390485, William Starr, Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT

James Starr

M, #10752, b. April 1778, d. 29 September 1798

Parents

FatherJoshua Starr (b. 28 April 1739, d. 15 January 1810)
MotherMary Tilley (b. 20 March 1742/43, d. 8 September 1800)

Biography

BirthApril 1778James Starr was born in April 1778 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
Death29 September 1798He died on 29 September 1798 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, James died in the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1798. Yellow fever virus is spread by infected mosquitos. Once a person is infected, other mosquitos can pick up the virus from the infected person, and spread it to other people through bites.

A short account of the yellow fever, as it appeared in New-London was published in 1798. The first person to succumb was Capt. Elijah Bingham, keeper of the Union Coffee House, on 26 Aug 1798. Two days later, 3 more people died. Within the next week, 25 more people died. At that time, there was no understanding of how yellow fever was transmitted. Many inhabitants fled the town, but by mid-October the cases were subsiding, after 81 deaths, and people began to return home.

Writing at the end of October, the author says "The whole number who were sick is computed at 350, of whom less than one fourth died. At first scarcely a third survived; but the mortality was less in proportion as the disease advanced, and towards its termination, of those who were affected, nearly nine out of ten recovered."

The author lists those who died, including:
Starr, Joshua, jun. blockmaker, 25. He was an amiable and promising young man, and had been married but a few months before his untimely death, which was lamented by all his acquaintance.
Starr, James, another son of Joshua, merchant, 19.

The author also lists the individuals and organizations which made donations of money or food for the families affected. James Tilley is listed as donating 30 bushels of corn.1
Burial1 October 1798He was buried on 1 October 1798 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Inscription: Son of Joshua & Mary Starr, died of yellow fever, age 20 yr's 5 mo's

FindaGrave Note: Originally buried in the Second Burial Ground, and moved to Cedar Grove Cemetery1
Last Edited1 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID= 120390368, James Starr, Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT

Jerusha Huntingdon

F, #10753, b. 7 June 1781, d. 10 September 1861

Parents

FatherSimeon Huntingdon (b. 2 April 1740, d. 10 August 1817)
MotherFreelove Chester (d. 16 June 1787)

Family: William Tilley (b. 7 January 1781)

Biography

Birth7 June 1781Jerusha Huntingdon was born on 7 June 1781 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage7 December 1803William Tilley and she were married on 7 December 1803 The Huntington family genealogy says that they lived in Hudson, N.Y.1,3,2
Death10 September 1861She died on 10 September 1861 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Last Edited2 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S985] R. Hammett Tilley, Genealogy of the Tilley Family (Newport, R.I.: John P. Sanborn, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1878), p. 43; digital images, Internet Archive, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/genealogyoftille1878till/page/n4/mode/1up : accessed
  2. [S976] Huntington Family Association, The Huntington family in America: a genealogical memoir of the known descendants of Simon Huntington from 1633 to 1915 (Hartford, CT: Huntington Family Association, 1915), p. 986; digital images, archive.org, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/huntingtonfamily00hunt/page/n10/mode/1up : accessed
  3. [S975] Connecticut Town Records; familysearch.org database

Simeon Huntingdon

M, #10754, b. 2 April 1740, d. 10 August 1817

Family: Freelove Chester (d. 16 June 1787)

DaughterJerusha Huntingdon (b. 7 June 1781, d. 10 September 1861)

Biography

Birth2 April 1740Simeon Huntingdon was born on 2 April 1740 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage27 January 1777He and Freelove Chester were married on 27 January 1777 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut,1
Death10 August 1817He died on 10 August 1817 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut,2
Last Edited2 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S976] Huntington Family Association, The Huntington family in America: a genealogical memoir of the known descendants of Simon Huntington from 1633 to 1915 (Hartford, CT: Huntington Family Association, 1915), p. 986; digital images, archive.org, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/huntingtonfamily00hunt/page/n10/mode/1up : accessed; Person 1.3.10.3.3
  2. [S976] Association, The Huntington family in America, p. 986

Freelove Chester

F, #10755, d. 16 June 1787

Family: Simeon Huntingdon (b. 2 April 1740, d. 10 August 1817)

DaughterJerusha Huntingdon (b. 7 June 1781, d. 10 September 1861)

Biography

Marriage27 January 1777Simeon Huntingdon and Freelove Chester were married on 27 January 1777 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut,1
Death16 June 1787She died on 16 June 1787
Last Edited2 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S976] Huntington Family Association, The Huntington family in America: a genealogical memoir of the known descendants of Simon Huntington from 1633 to 1915 (Hartford, CT: Huntington Family Association, 1915), p. 986; digital images, archive.org, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/huntingtonfamily00hunt/page/n10/mode/1up : accessed; Person 1.3.10.3.3

Leonard Tilley

M, #10756, b. about 1720

Parents

FatherJohn Tilley (b. 20 December 1694)

Family:

SonAlexander Tilley+ (b. about 1745)

Biography

Research NoteComparison to cousins. The immigrant generation (William, James Sr., George and John) were born from 1690 to 1704. John was born in 1694, so he could have married by 1714.

Their children, the second generation, were born, roughly, from 1728 to 1744. John's children could have been born earlier, so let's estimate Leonard's birth about 1720.

The known third generation were born from 1760 to 1785 or so. This would be the children of Leonard's cousins, i.e. the children of Deacon William Tilley in Newport, the children of James, Jr. and his sister Mary Starr, in New London.

However, if Leonard had been born about 1720, and married by say, 1745, Alexander could have been born, say 1746.

Ludric married in 1786, so presumably he was about 21 or so, born about 1765. This could have been possible, with short generations. It squeezes a generation in, compared to the other cousins.

R. Hammett Tilley states that he sent letters of inquiry to various people requesting further information on John's sons Leonard and Samuel and their families, but did not get as much response as he hoped, and added "We regret that our record of John is so incomplete, but, after much correspondence and patient waiting, we are compelled to give it to our readers in the form in which they find it." (Genealogy of the Tilley Family, p. 62).
Birthabout 1720Leonard Tilley was born about 1720 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Hammett Tilley lists 2 children of John, Leonard and Samuel. He does not provide his source for this information. He gathered much of the information for his book by writing letters to members of the family, some of whom answered and some of whom did not. When he discusses descendants of Leonard and Samuel (grandchildren and further) he speaks of them as living at the time of his writing (1878), so presumably he was in contact with them, but he does not explain how he knew that they were members of this line of Tilleys.

I estimate his birth from about 1716 to 1720 -- for there to be time for another generation before Ludric's birth about 1763-4, then Leonard could not have been born much later. The earlier date would allow Alexander to fit in better.1
Last Edited3 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S985] R. Hammett Tilley, Genealogy of the Tilley Family (Newport, R.I.: John P. Sanborn, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1878), p. 36; digital images, Internet Archive, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/genealogyoftille1878till/page/n4/mode/1up : accessed

Samuel Tilley

M, #10757, b. 1731, d. 1815

Parents

FatherJohn Tilley (b. 20 December 1694)

Family: Elizabeth Morgan (d. 1835)

SonJames Tilley+ (b. 1 January 1773, d. 23 November 1851)
SonJacob Tilley (b. about 1775, d. 23 October 1849)
SonSamuel Tilley (b. about 1779, d. 26 November 1800)
DaughterElizabeth Tilley (b. about 1789, d. 10 July 1866)

Biography

Birth1731Samuel Tilley was born in 1731 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Hammett Tilley lists 2 children of John, Leonard and Samuel. He does not provide his source for this information. He gathered much of the information for his book by writing letters to members of the family, some of whom answered and some of whom did not. When he discusses descendants of Leonard and Samuel (grandchildren and further) he speaks of them as living at the time of his writing (1878), so presumably he was in contact with them, but he does not explain how he knew that they were members of this line of Tilleys.
The Queens County Heritage "Tilley Genealogy" says he was born before 1740, in Hempstead, L.I.1,2
Marriage1765He and Elizabeth Morgan were married in 1765 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, The Queens County Heritage "Tilley Genealogy" says married about 1772, in New York, NY.

For the most complete information on their descendants, refer to the Tilley Genealogy pdf on the Queens County Heritage website, linked in footnote.1,3
OccupationSamuel worked in New York as a joiner, storekeeper.4
RelocationAugust 1783In August 1783, Samuel Tilley moved to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, from New York. Based on Samuel's testimony in his Loyalist claim, St. John, 20 Jan 1787.
Relocationabout 1805About 1805, Samuel Tilley moved to Gagetown, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada. The Queens County Heritage blog has an entry

"Samuel Leonard Tilley was born in the parlour bedroom of the house known to us as the Tilley House, Gagetown, 8 May 1818.  His great-grandparents, Loyalists Samuel and Elizabeth Tilley had purchased the little house about 1805 from Dr. John Frederick Augustus Stickles, the local doctor.  "

https://queenscountyheritage.wordpress.com/page/4/
Death1815He died in 1815 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada,5
Last Edited23 February 2021

Citations

  1. [S985] R. Hammett Tilley, Genealogy of the Tilley Family (Newport, R.I.: John P. Sanborn, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1878), p. 38; digital images, Internet Archive, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/genealogyoftille1878till/page/n4/mode/1up : accessed
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID = 202569900, Gagetown Anglican Church Cemetery, Gagetown, NB, Canada
  3. [S987] , Some Descendants of Samuel Tilley, UE,c1740-1814: With Addendum 23 Feb 2003 by Barbara L Winn, Westmount, Quebec (Gagetown, New Brunswick: Queen's County Historical Society, Gagetown, N.B., 24 May 1999); pdf, Queens County Heritage, http://www.queenscountyheritage.com/index.php (http://www.queenscountyheritage.com/TilleyGenealogy.pdf : accessed
  4. [S987] , Some Descendants of Samuel Tilley, UE,c1740-1814, p. 1
  5. [S986] James Hannay, The life and times of Sir Leonard Tilley: being a political history of New Brunswick for the past seventy years (St. John NB, Canada: n.d.), p. 177; digital images, Hathitrust, hathitrust.org (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082393293&view=1up&seq=1 : accessed

Elizabeth Morgan

F, #10758, d. 1835

Family: Samuel Tilley (b. 1731, d. 1815)

SonJames Tilley+ (b. 1 January 1773, d. 23 November 1851)
SonJacob Tilley (b. about 1775, d. 23 October 1849)
SonSamuel Tilley (b. about 1779, d. 26 November 1800)
DaughterElizabeth Tilley (b. about 1789, d. 10 July 1866)

Biography

Marriage1765Samuel Tilley and Elizabeth Morgan were married in 1765 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, The Queens County Heritage "Tilley Genealogy" says married about 1772, in New York, NY.

For the most complete information on their descendants, refer to the Tilley Genealogy pdf on the Queens County Heritage website, linked in footnote.1,2
Death1835She died in 1835 in Portland, New Brunswick, Canada,
Last Edited5 February 2021

Citations

  1. [S985] R. Hammett Tilley, Genealogy of the Tilley Family (Newport, R.I.: John P. Sanborn, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1878), p. 38; digital images, Internet Archive, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/genealogyoftille1878till/page/n4/mode/1up : accessed
  2. [S987] , Some Descendants of Samuel Tilley, UE,c1740-1814: With Addendum 23 Feb 2003 by Barbara L Winn, Westmount, Quebec (Gagetown, New Brunswick: Queen's County Historical Society, Gagetown, N.B., 24 May 1999); pdf, Queens County Heritage, http://www.queenscountyheritage.com/index.php (http://www.queenscountyheritage.com/TilleyGenealogy.pdf : accessed

Ludric Tilley

M, #10759, b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826

Parents

FatherAlexander Tilley (b. about 1745)

Family: Jerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

SonLeonard Tilley+ (b. 28 December 1786, d. 4 October 1861)
DaughterRuth Tilley+ (b. 2 April 1789, d. 16 February 1872)
DaughterLucinda Tilley (b. 13 March 1791)
DaughterLodensy Tilley+ (b. 12 October 1793)
SonPorter Tilley+ (b. 19 July 1796, d. 18 May 1865)
SonOrrin Tilley+ (b. 1 January 1801, d. 8 February 1886)
SonGeorge Tilley+ (b. 15 January 1804, d. 6 June 1874)
DaughterSally Tilley (b. 3 July 1809, d. 7 June 1870)

Biography

Research NoteThe connection between Ludric Tilley (and thus all the Tilleys of Granby) and the Tilleys originating in Ideford, Devonshire, rests completely on the Tilley Genealogy of R. Hammett Tilley (RHT), published in 1878.

I have not found any documentation connecting the two families. RHT on pp. 36-38 of his booklet gives quite a few little details, the names of most of Ludric's children (whom he attributes to Alexander) and some of their spouses, the given name of Ludric's wife, and the names of many of Ludric's grandchildren. He speaks of some of them in the present tense, i.e., "They have no children." So one assumes he had some contact with them. But his basis for stating that they descend from the Ideford Tilleys is not explained.
Birthabout 1760Ludric Tilley was born about 1760 in New Braintree, Massachusetts. The death register of Belchertown, in the death listing for Ruth (Tilley)Bartlett, says that Ludric was born in New Braintree, Worcester County, MA. The death record of his daughter Sally (Tilley) Sheldon says he was born in Granby.

The New Braintree Town Minutes are on familysearch, film # 007011127. It is not indexed. I searched through the whole film (which ends at the Revolutionary War, in 1776) and found no reference to a Tilley. There are town meetings, and some marriages and children of parents listed in families.

The Granby Town Minutes are on familysearch, film # 007009564. Not indexed. This film also contains records of children born to residents, starting on page 358 (image 208 of 314 on familysearch)

Ludric is in the 1784 tax list, if he was 21 at that time, birth year would be 1763.
Tax List1784Ludric appeared on the tax list of in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in 1784. This is the first Tax List for Granby. It is about 5 pages long, and at the end it says "A Tax of Assessment on the Town of Granby for the year 1784 to Repair the Highway and to Support Bridges Made by us. Granby 16 of April 1784.
Experience Smith, Josiah Montague, Reuben Moody, Assessors of Granby."

The names are not alphabetical, so perhaps they are listed geographically. Near the bottom of the first page is an entry which could be Alexander Tilley. It looks like Alexander Truley. As in the 1790 census, he is listed with Bartons (Jared and Martha) and Bartletts (Ebenezer, Oliver and Titus).

5 entries further, at the top of the next column, is "Luderick Hilliard". Ludric was not married until 1786. As in the 1790 census, he is listed with numerous Taylors: Jacob, Ithamar, Samuel, Shubal, Bennoni.

I can't read the column headings. The last 4 columns seem to be Rates, and Alexander does not have any. There are some others who do not have any, such as Elijah Butterfield, John Montague, David Nash, but most of the entries have Rates in both sets of columns.

The first column *may* say "Improved acres" and then perhaps the second column is "Unimproved acres."

This is from the Massachusetts, US, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Granby, Tax Lists on Ancestry.com.
Tax List1785Ludric appeared on the tax list of in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in 1785. Again, Ludric is listed as Luderick Hilliard. The 1785 list is alphabetical. See attached.
Marriage28 February 1786He and Jerusha Taylor were married on 28 February 1786 in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Ludric is always listed near Taylor's in Tax lists and censuses.

In their History of Hadley, Judd and Boltwood provide some genealogy of a local Taylor family. The neighbors of Ludric are the family of Jacob Taylor, son of Ebenezer Taylor, son of John Taylor who d. 17 Oct 1713. John married Mary Selden and had at least 9 children from 1667 to 1697. Ebenezer was the youngest, b. 1 Mar 1697.

Ebenezer moved to Granby as early as 1731, and lived at least until 1756. He married Mehitable Smith and had Jacob, Ebenezer, Lois and Mary.

Jacob was born 10 Jul 1718. He married (1). Elizabeth Lane about 1751, and (2) Widow Ruth (Rood) White. His children by Elizabeth were Ithamar, b. 1752, Susanna (1754) Samuel (1756), Shubael (1759), and Benoni (1761). His children by Ruth were David, Silas (1768), Jerusha, Lucinda (1776).

See page 53 of "History of John Taylor" (see footnote) for detailed information on Jacob. See page 89 for information on Jerusha and some of her children.1,2,3
Census1790He appeared in the census 1790 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Ludric is listed as: "Ludr'k Hilliard"
1 male over 16, 2 males under 16
2 females.

Next to Jacob Taylor, Itham'r Taylor, Shub'l Taylor, and Nathan Lilly on the other side.

Ludric is 11th in the column:

At the top of the column is Alex'dr Truely, with 1 male over 16, 1 under 16 and 3 females. In between Bartons and Bartlett's: David Barton and David Barton, Jr., and Ebenezer and Oliver Bartlet.

Hilliard is also the surname listed for Ludric in the 1790 Tax List. A puzzle.
Tax List1793Ludric appeared on the tax list of in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in 1793. Ludric is still listed as "Hilyard." He is still next to the Taylors. The Alexander Truley entry is not on this tax list, where it had been listed with the Bartlett's, further up the list above Ludric.
Tax List1796Ludric appeared on the tax list of in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in 1796. In this tax list, Ludric is again listed with all the Taylors, and here he is listed as Tilly and not Hilliard.
Tax List1798Ludric appeared on the tax list of in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, in 1798. Occupant: Luddrick Tilley
Owner: Tilley, Lud'k.
Tract: 1 Farm, 1 Barn 38 feet by 28 feet
Description: Lot No. 18, West Tier in the Crank. House: 1, Value $40
Land Subject to Valuation: 100 acres
Valuation: $423

p. 660, Massachusetts and Maine, Direct Tax, 1798, americanancestors.org database
Census1800He appeared in the census 1800 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Ludric is listed as: Ludderick Tilley
1 male under 10
1 male 10-15
1 male 26-44
2 females under 10
1 female 10-15
1 female 26-44

Living in a group of Taylors, Sgt. Samuel Taylor, Shuball Taylor, Philander Chapin, Jacob Taylor, Ilthamar Taylor, Silas Taylor, David Taylor.
Death23 February 1826He died on 23 February 1826 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts,4
Newspaper Mention19 April 1826The 19 April 1826 edition of the Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, reported "Notice is hereby given, that the subscriber has been duly appointed Administrator on the estate of LUDRICK TILLEY, late of Granby, in the County of Hampshire, deceased; and has taken upon himself that trust, by giving bonds as the law directs. And all persons having demands upon the estate of the said deceased, are required to exhibit the same; and all persons indebted to the said estate are called upon to make payment to
LEVI TAYLOR, JR, Administrator
4 April 1826

Levi Taylor, Jr., the Administrator of Ludric's estate, was the son of Levi Taylor (1764-1832), son of Ebenezer, Jr. who was Jacob Taylor's brother. Levi, Jr. was born in 1787, died in 1849. He was therefore Jerusha's cousin's son. Elbert Taylor writes that he "was a man of great energy and business capacity, exerting a commanding influence in his native town. He belonged to the firm of 'Samuel Ayres, Jeriel Preston and Levi Taylor', engaged in the manufacture of woollen goods in Granby, on Batchelor's Brook, and was the superintendent of the business. He served as selectman through seven terms, was elected several times as representative to the legislature, and was two years a member of the State senate."5
Newspaper Mention21 March 1827The 21 March 1827 edition of the Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, reported "By order of the Court of Probate will be sold at public vendue, at the house of the Widow Jerusha Tilley, in Granby, on Tuesday, the third day of April next, at one of the clock in the afternoon, for the payment of his debts and the incidental charges of sale -- so much of the real estate of LUDRICK TILLEY, late of Granby, deceased, as shall produce the sum of two hundred and ten dollars. Said real estate consists of the homestead whereon the deceased last lived. Terms of sale made known at the time.
LEVI TAYLOR, JR. Administrator
March 6, 1827
Last Edited23 February 2021

Citations

  1. [S768] Massachusetts Town Records, Must view at FHC; familysearch.org database
  2. [S979] Sylvester Judd & Lucius M. Boltwood, History of Hadley: including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts (Springfield, MA: H. R. Huntting & Company, 1905), p. 142; digital images, Internet Archive, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/historyofhadleyi00judd/page/n10/mode/1up : accessed
  3. [S983] Elbert O. Taylor, History of John Taylor of Hadley: including...the genealogy of the descendants of the ancestor (Boston: Taylor Reunion Association, 1903), p. 72, p. 89; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/historyofjohntay00tayl/page/n7/mode/1up : accessed
  4. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 452, image 254/305
  5. [S983] Taylor, History of John Taylor of Hadley, p. 99-100

Jerusha Taylor

F, #10760, d. 7 February 1840

Parents

Family: Ludric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)

SonLeonard Tilley+ (b. 28 December 1786, d. 4 October 1861)
DaughterRuth Tilley+ (b. 2 April 1789, d. 16 February 1872)
DaughterLucinda Tilley (b. 13 March 1791)
DaughterLodensy Tilley+ (b. 12 October 1793)
SonPorter Tilley+ (b. 19 July 1796, d. 18 May 1865)
SonOrrin Tilley+ (b. 1 January 1801, d. 8 February 1886)
SonGeorge Tilley+ (b. 15 January 1804, d. 6 June 1874)
DaughterSally Tilley (b. 3 July 1809, d. 7 June 1870)

Biography

NoteSurname based on death record of Orrin Tilley, Massachusetts, in Granby in 1886. Orrin's death record lists his parents as Ludrick Tilley and --- Taylor. The Granby Town Records list Orrin as a child of Ludric and Jerusha Tilley.
BirthJerusha Taylor was born.
Marriage28 February 1786Ludric Tilley and she were married on 28 February 1786 in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Ludric is always listed near Taylor's in Tax lists and censuses.

In their History of Hadley, Judd and Boltwood provide some genealogy of a local Taylor family. The neighbors of Ludric are the family of Jacob Taylor, son of Ebenezer Taylor, son of John Taylor who d. 17 Oct 1713. John married Mary Selden and had at least 9 children from 1667 to 1697. Ebenezer was the youngest, b. 1 Mar 1697.

Ebenezer moved to Granby as early as 1731, and lived at least until 1756. He married Mehitable Smith and had Jacob, Ebenezer, Lois and Mary.

Jacob was born 10 Jul 1718. He married (1). Elizabeth Lane about 1751, and (2) Widow Ruth (Rood) White. His children by Elizabeth were Ithamar, b. 1752, Susanna (1754) Samuel (1756), Shubael (1759), and Benoni (1761). His children by Ruth were David, Silas (1768), Jerusha, Lucinda (1776).

See page 53 of "History of John Taylor" (see footnote) for detailed information on Jacob. See page 89 for information on Jerusha and some of her children.1,2,3
Death7 February 1840She died on 7 February 1840 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts,4
Last Edited3 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S768] Massachusetts Town Records, Must view at FHC; familysearch.org database
  2. [S979] Sylvester Judd & Lucius M. Boltwood, History of Hadley: including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts (Springfield, MA: H. R. Huntting & Company, 1905), p. 142; digital images, Internet Archive, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/historyofhadleyi00judd/page/n10/mode/1up : accessed
  3. [S983] Elbert O. Taylor, History of John Taylor of Hadley: including...the genealogy of the descendants of the ancestor (Boston: Taylor Reunion Association, 1903), p. 72, p. 89; digital images, archive.org (https://archive.org/details/historyofjohntay00tayl/page/n7/mode/1up : accessed
  4. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 452, image 254/305

Orrin Tilley

M, #10761, b. 1 January 1801, d. 8 February 1886

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Family 1: Mary Carver (d. about 1837)

DaughterEliza Tilley (b. 2 December 1825, d. 9 July 1889)
DaughterMaria Tilley (b. 19 July 1827, d. 14 May 1832)
DaughterMary Ann Tilley (b. 5 October 1829)
DaughterJane Tilley (b. 5 August 1831)
DaughterAntoinette Tilley (b. 20 October 1833)
SonLorenzo Byron Tilley (b. 14 November 1836, d. 5 July 1869)

Family 2: Almira A. Rogers

SonLucian Bonaparte Tilley+ (b. 29 April 1840)
SonDavid O. Tilley (b. about 1842)
DaughterEllen T. Tilley (b. 16 July 1844)
SonFrank Tilley (b. 1850)

Biography

Birth1 January 1801Orrin Tilley was born on 1 January 1801 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Marriage17 January 1822He and Mary Carver were married on 17 January 1822 "A record of the Persons I joined in Marriage between the first day of April 1821 & the first day of April 1822....January 17th 1822 Orin Tilly & Mary Carver both of Granby. Recorded April 1st 1822, Charles Ferry."1
Marriageabout 1824He and Almira A. Rogers were married about 18241
Witness25 March 1826He was mentioned in a property transaction of Arnold Thayer on 25 March 1826 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Arnold and his wife Lucinda "both of Ludlow in the County of Hampden and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in consideration of one hundred and fifty Dollars paid by Orren Tilley of Granby in the County of Hampshire and Commonwealth aforesaid, the receipt whereof we do hereby ...sell and forever quit claim unto the said Orren...all right...to a certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in Granby...being one eighth, part of all the undivided real estate which Ludrick Tilley, late of Granby aforesaid, died seized."

Arnold and Lucinda signed this the 25th of March, 1826, and Nathaniel Chapin and Hiram Thayer were witnesses.
Property Record9 May 1827Orrin was involved in a property transaction on 9 May 1827 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He purchased his father's real estate for $210.00 from the estate administrator, Levi Taylor, Jr., who was authorized to sell Ludric's estate "so far as should be necessary to satisfy the just debts by him owing at the time of his death and for incidental charges." The property was "a certain piece or parcel of land situate in Granby aforesaid, being a part of the homelot on which the deceased last lived, beginning at the Northeast corner of said lot on the West ____ of the Crank Highway so called, then Southerly on said highway forty two rods and four feet to Sam'l Taylor's Northeast corner, then Westerly on Samuel Taylor, Porter Tilly and Gorden Pinny far enough to contain forty-eight acres and seventy rods, then Northerly forty two rods and four feet to the South line of land lately owned by Asa and Aaron Smith, then Easterly on said line to the first beginning." Levi Taylor, Jr. stated that "the said Oren Tilly offered most for the said premises, and the same was thereupon struck off to him, for the sum aforesaid, at a public vendue held at the house of Alpheus Ferry on the ninth day of May instant."

Witnesses Augustus Carver and George Tilley
Contract30 September 1836As of on 30 September 1836, Orrin entered into a contract, in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, I, Orin Tilley of Springfield, have this day received of David Carver of Granby, one wagon, one bay horse, one harness, one sleigh, for which I agree to pay the said Carver seventy five dollars in one year from date, or thirty dollars sent for the same, the necessary wear excepted. Said Horse Wagon & Harness & sleigh are not to be my property nor at my disposal until the sum of seventy five dollars be paid to said Carver and this receipt taken up.
Orin Tilley
Homer Lyon
A true copy of the original, Attest W. Belcher, R. Clerk2
Newspaper Mention10 February 1846The 10 February 1846 edition of the Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, reported See attached. This is odd, because Orrin son of Ludrick didn't die until 1886.

And yet these children are some of the children listed for Orrin, both in the Town Records, and on p.38 of RHT's book.

The same notice was published on 10 Mar, 1846, and 17 Mar 1846, but the name was corrected to Orren Tilley.
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Orrin is listed as: Orrin Tilley (age 49, Farmer, $800 estate, b. Mass.)
Almira A. (age 39)
Antonett M. (age 15, attended school)
Lorenzo B. (age 13, attended school)
Lucious B. (age 10, attended school)
David A. (age 8, attended school)
Ellen T. (age 6, attended school)
Frank A. (age 1)
Lovinsky White, male, age 20, machinist, b. Mass.

In the 1850 census, their daughter Jane (age 18) was living in the nearby household of Derrick Carver and his family. Listed right after Jane in the same household is Mary Jane Tilley, 11 months old.

Living next to Leonard Tilley and family, and George Tilley and family.
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Orrin is listed as: Orrin Tilley (50, Farm Laborer, Real Estate $250, Personal $100, born in Mass.)
Almira (age 38, born in Mass.)
Ellen (age 16, born in Mass.)
Frank (age 10, born in Mass.)

Neighbors: Leonard Tilley and wife Anna, Luman Bartlett and family including mother Ruth (71), Earl Keith, James B. Hill, Dayton Taylor, Alonso Warner, Clarissa Carver.3
Death8 February 1886He died on 8 February 1886 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, His death listing in the Granby Town Records, says he was married at time of death, age was 85 years, 1 month, 7 days, cause of death was Old Age, Residence, Place of Death and Burial were all Granby, Occupation Farmer, and Place of Birth, Granby. Parents: Ludrick Tilley and --- Taylor.
Burial10 February 1886He was buried on 10 February 1886 at West Street Cemetery in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.4
Last Edited4 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 384, image 221/305
  2. [S716] Massachusetts, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org, Granby Town Records, 1745-1844 vol A, p. 538, image 297/305
  3. [S606] , National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M653, 1438 rolls., 1860 Federal Census (1 June 1860) (.)
  4. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID = 124276551 , West Street Cemetery, Granby, MA

Porter Tilley

M, #10762, b. 19 July 1796, d. 18 May 1865

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Biography

Birth19 July 1796Porter Tilley was born on 19 July 1796 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.1
Death18 May 1865He died on 18 May 1865 in Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts,2
Burial20 May 1865He was buried on 20 May 1865 at Ludlow Center Cemetery in Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts.2
Last Edited22 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S684] Massachusetts Town Records, Film # 0070009565, Town Records, Granby, 1769-1844, Vol A.; familysearch.org database
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID = 112399722 , Porter Tilley, Ludlow Center Cemetery, Ludlow, MA

Ruth Tilley

F, #10763, b. 2 April 1789, d. 16 February 1872

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Family: Zebina Bartlett (d. 23 August 1830)

SonGeorge Lyman Bartlett (b. 8 March 1823)
DaughterPamela Mary Bartlett (b. 26 January 1825)
SonZebina Luman Bartlett (b. 30 March 1829)

Biography

Birth2 April 1789Ruth Tilley was born on 2 April 1789 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.1
MarriageZebina Bartlett and she were married, date unknown In the Town Records of Granby, their children are listed. The sheet is very faded.
"A record of the family of Zebina Bartlett & Ruth his wife.
Their son George Lyman was born March 8th 1823.
Their daughter Pamela Mary ...Jan 26th 1825.
Their son Zebina Luman ... March 30, 1929.
Mr. Zebina Bartlett father of the above children, died Aug 23, 1830.2
Death16 February 1872She died on 16 February 1872 in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Town Death Register:
Date 16 Feb 1872, Ruth (Tilley) Bartlett, Female, Widowed, age 82 y, 10 m 14 d. Cause: Typhoid Fever. Place: Belchertown. Place of Birth: Granby. Father: Ludric Tilley (dec), born in New Braintree. Mother: Jerusha (Taylor) (dec), born in Granby.
Burial18 February 1872She was buried on 18 February 1872 at West Street Cemetery in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.3
Last Edited22 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S977] Massachusetts, U.S. Death Records 1841 - 1915: image 448/1214., Granby, Hampshire County, 1872; ancestry.com, Also on FamilySearch, Film 2401910
  2. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 384, image 221/305
  3. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, ID= 125826884 Ruth Tilley Bartlett, West Street Cemetery, Granby, MA

Zebina Bartlett

M, #10764, d. 23 August 1830

Family: Ruth Tilley (b. 2 April 1789, d. 16 February 1872)

SonGeorge Lyman Bartlett (b. 8 March 1823)
DaughterPamela Mary Bartlett (b. 26 January 1825)
SonZebina Luman Bartlett (b. 30 March 1829)

Biography

MarriageZebina Bartlett and Ruth Tilley were married, date unknown In the Town Records of Granby, their children are listed. The sheet is very faded.
"A record of the family of Zebina Bartlett & Ruth his wife.
Their son George Lyman was born March 8th 1823.
Their daughter Pamela Mary ...Jan 26th 1825.
Their son Zebina Luman ... March 30, 1929.
Mr. Zebina Bartlett father of the above children, died Aug 23, 1830.1
Death23 August 1830He died on 23 August 1830 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts,1
Last Edited22 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 384, image 221/305

Catherine Sabine

F, #10765, b. 1744, d. 15 October 1817

Family: Deac. William Tilley (b. 19 October 1738, d. 14 April 1825)

Biography

Birth1744Catherine Sabine was born in 1744.
MarriageJanuary 1802Deac. William Tilley and she were married in January 1802 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts,
Death15 October 1817She died on 15 October 1817 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island,
Last Edited19 December 2020

Leonard Tilley

M, #10766, b. 28 December 1786, d. 4 October 1861

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Family: Anna Little

DaughterAdaline Tilley (b. 10 April 1813, d. 25 March 1887)
DaughterRuth Tilley (b. 1819, d. 23 November 1873)
DaughterJerusha Snow Tilley (b. 1839)

Biography

Birth28 December 1786Leonard Tilley was born on 28 December 1786 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Marriage14 January 1811He and Anna Little were married on 14 January 1811 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, "A record of the Marriages Solemnized by the Rev. Elijah Gridley from April 1810 to April 1811:
January 14 1811 Leonard Tilly of Granby to Anna Little of Ludlow."
Property Record31 May 1814Leonard was involved in a property transaction on 31 May 1814 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Theodore Morgan of South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, yeoman, for consideration of $250, paid to him by Leonard Tilley of Granby, yeoman, sells and conveys to Leonard Tilley "a certain piece of land situate in Granby aforesaid with all the Buildings on the same, South on Pliny Chapin's heirs and West on the Crank Highway, and contains one acres and half be the same more or less."

Signed 31 May 1814 by Theodore Morgan and Patty Morgan, witnessed by Gardner Preston and Gardner Preston, Junr.

From History of Hadley, "The tract of land in the south-eastern part of Granby, granted to the inhabitants south of Holyoke in 1727, was called the Crank in old land records and deeds. I find no account of the division of this tract. It was not considered very valuable. In 1736, nine proprietors sold their undivided rights to Capt. James Bowdoin of Boston. Many others sold their rights in the Crank." (p. 280)1
Property Record28 December 1815Leonard was involved in a property transaction on 28 December 1815 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. William Snow of Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, yeoman, for consideration of $186, paid to him by Leonard Tilley of Granby, yeoman, sells and conveys to Leonard Tilley "a certain piece of land lying in Granby and is bounded as follows, viz. West on John Montague's land, North on Samuel Taylor's Land, East on the said William Snow's land and South on Gideon Moddy's land, and extends East from John Montague's East Line Fifty-seven Rods, the whole width of Crank Lot No. 21, it being either 42 Rods and 4 feet or 44 Rods and 4 feet wide and to contain fifteen acres."

Signed 28 December 1815 by William Snow and Nancy Snow, and witnessed by Jonathan A. Stacy and Permelia Root.

Signed 31 May 1814 by Theodore Morgan and Patty Morgan, witnessed by Gardner Preston and Gardner Preston, Junr.1
Church Affiliation29 November 1819As of 29 November 1819, Leonard was affiliated with Methodist Episcopal Society, in Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts. This is certified in the Town Minutes of Granby:
"This may certify whom it may concern that Leonard Tilly of the Town of Granby has actually become a member of the Methodist Episcopal Society in the Town of Ludlow.
Signed Joseph Hamilton, Samuel Frost, Committee"
Property Record21 December 1821Leonard was involved in a property transaction on 21 December 1821 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. This is a mortgage transaction.

"We Leonard Tilley of Granby...yeoman and Anna Tilley wife of said Leonard"
for the consideration of $90 paid by Josiah Bardwell of South Hadley in said County, Merchant, convey to Josiah Bardwell
"a certain tract or parcel of land lying in said Granby containing 15 acres being the same tract conveyed to me by William Snow and Nancy his wife as by thei rDeed bearing date December 28, 1815, reference to be had to said Deed for description. Also as another Tract lying in said Granby aforesaid containing one fourth of an acre bounded North by Land of William Snow, West and South by Land set off to sd. Snow this day, and East on the Highway, with the dwelling thereon standing, being the premises whereon we now live."

Agreed on 21 December 1821, "provided nevertheless ___ the foregoing Deed is on the following condition that whereas the said Leonard has made and executed his promissory note of hand having even date for the sum of $64.01 on demand with Interest. Therefore if the said Leonard...shall well & truly pay to said Josiah...the full contents of the said promissory note within one year from the date hereof then the foregoing Deed to be void otherwise to remain in full force.

Signed by Leonard Tilley, Anna Tilley, and witnessed by Eli Warner, Aaron Carver.
Property Record16 March 1822Leonard was involved in a property transaction on 16 March 1822 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. This is a mortgage deed.

Leonard Tilley of Granby, for the sum of $160 paid to him by James Dwight of Springfield, Hampden County, and Edmund Dwight of Boston in the County of Suffolk releases and conveys

"the piece of Land with the buildings thereon standing situated in Granby aforesaid being the place in which I now live, bounded as follows, North South & West on Land of William Snow, and East on the Highway, also one other Tract of Land lying in Granby aforesaid containing fifteen acres & bounded West on land of John Montague, North on land of Josiah Taylor & east on land of William Snow, South on land of Gidion Moody."

Agreed on 16 March 1822 "Provided nevertheless and the foregoing Deed is on the following condition that whereas the said Leonard has made and executed his promissory note of hand bearing even date hereof for the sum of $98.41 payable to J. & E. Dwight & $8.50 cost of Court [?] with Interest. Therefore if the said Leonard...shall well and truly pay to said James and Edmund...the ____ contents of the said promissory note within one year from the date hereof, then the foregoing Deed to be void otherwise to remain in full force.

Signed by Leonard Tilley, witnessed by William _____, Jun'r and Benj'n Day.
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Leonard is listed as: Leonard Tilley (age 63, Farmer, $800 estate, born in Mass.)
Anna (age 62)
Adeline (age 38)
Ruth (age 35)
Jerusha (age 18)
Census1855He appeared in the census 1855 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Leonard is listed as: Leonard Tilley, age 68, Farmer born in Mass.
John Sears, age 22, Farmer, born in Ireland.2
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Leonard is listed as: Leonard Tilley, age 72, Farm Laborer, $500 real estate, $100 personal estate.
Anna, age 71, b. Conn.

Living next to Orrin Tilley and family.
Death4 October 1861He died on 4 October 1861 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Granby Death Register lists:
Leonard Tilley, Male, Married, age 74, Cause of Death: Accidental, Place of Death Granby, Occupation Farmer, Place of Birth Granby, Parents Ludrick & Jerusha Tilley.3
Last Edited1 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S981] Hampshire County, Deeds 1821-1822 vol 48, Film 007464530, p. 178-179; digital images, Family Search, (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Z8-LJWJ?owc=waypoints&wc=MCBB-BNP%3A361613601%2C364039101&cc=2106411).
  2. [S683] , Census, Microfilmed, familysearch.org census records.
  3. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org ()

Mary Carver

F, #10767, d. about 1837

Family: Orrin Tilley (b. 1 January 1801, d. 8 February 1886)

DaughterEliza Tilley (b. 2 December 1825, d. 9 July 1889)
DaughterMaria Tilley (b. 19 July 1827, d. 14 May 1832)
DaughterMary Ann Tilley (b. 5 October 1829)
DaughterJane Tilley (b. 5 August 1831)
DaughterAntoinette Tilley (b. 20 October 1833)
SonLorenzo Byron Tilley (b. 14 November 1836, d. 5 July 1869)

Biography

Marriage17 January 1822Orrin Tilley and Mary Carver were married on 17 January 1822 "A record of the Persons I joined in Marriage between the first day of April 1821 & the first day of April 1822....January 17th 1822 Orin Tilly & Mary Carver both of Granby. Recorded April 1st 1822, Charles Ferry."1
Deathabout 1837She died about 1837
Last Edited25 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 384, image 221/305

Lucinda Tilley

F, #10768, b. 13 March 1791

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Biography

Birth13 March 1791Lucinda Tilley was born on 13 March 1791 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Marr Bann8 January 1820Arnold Thayer and she had marriage banns published on 8 January 1820 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. "Arnold Thayer of Wilbraham gave information of his intention of Marriage with Lucinda Tilly of Granby. They have been published in the Town of Granby as the law directs. Jan 24th 1820, per me, Charles Ferry, Town Clerk"1
MarriageArnold Thayer and she were married, date unknown
Witness25 March 1826She was mentioned in a property transaction of Arnold Thayer on 25 March 1826 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Arnold and his wife Lucinda "both of Ludlow in the County of Hampden and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in consideration of one hundred and fifty Dollars paid by Orren Tilley of Granby in the County of Hampshire and Commonwealth aforesaid, the receipt whereof we do hereby ...sell and forever quit claim unto the said Orren...all right...to a certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in Granby...being one eighth, part of all the undivided real estate which Ludrick Tilley, late of Granby aforesaid, died seized."

Arnold and Lucinda signed this the 25th of March, 1826, and Nathaniel Chapin and Hiram Thayer were witnesses.
Last Edited20 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 502, image 279/305

Arnold Thayer

M, #10769

Family: Lucinda Tilley (b. 13 March 1791)

Biography

Marr Bann8 January 1820Arnold Thayer and Lucinda Tilley had marriage banns published on 8 January 1820 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. "Arnold Thayer of Wilbraham gave information of his intention of Marriage with Lucinda Tilly of Granby. They have been published in the Town of Granby as the law directs. Jan 24th 1820, per me, Charles Ferry, Town Clerk"1
MarriageHe and Lucinda Tilley were married, date unknown
Property Record25 March 1826Arnold was involved in a property transaction on 25 March 1826 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Arnold and his wife Lucinda "both of Ludlow in the County of Hampden and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in consideration of one hundred and fifty Dollars paid by Orren Tilley of Granby in the County of Hampshire and Commonwealth aforesaid, the receipt whereof we do hereby ...sell and forever quit claim unto the said Orren...all right...to a certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in Granby...being one eighth, part of all the undivided real estate which Ludrick Tilley, late of Granby aforesaid, died seized."

Arnold and Lucinda signed this the 25th of March, 1826, and Nathaniel Chapin and Hiram Thayer were witnesses.
Last Edited27 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 502, image 279/305

Lodensy Tilley

F, #10770, b. 12 October 1793

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Family 2: Oliver Butterfield

DaughterMina Cordelia Butterfield (b. 14 July 1834, d. 24 January 1913)

Biography

NoteOn the death certificate of her daughter Mina Cordelia (Butterfield) Hall, Lodonsy's name is written as Lordensia, and her birthplace is listed as Bennington, VT.
Birth12 October 1793Lodensy Tilley was born on 12 October 1793 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Marr Bann30 May 1810Charles C. Gillet and she had marriage banns published on 30 May 1810 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. "Charles C. Gillet of Glastonbury & Lodensy Tilley of Granby entered their names with their intention of marriage with the T. Clerk, May 30th, 1810 & public notice was then given thereof."1
Marriage4 July 1810Charles C. Gillet and she were married on 4 July 1810 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, "Charles C. Gillet of Glastenbury (Connecticut) to Lodensy Tilly of Granby." by Rev. Elijah Gridley.2
MarriageOliver Butterfield and she were married, date unknown
Biography1903In 1903: Elbert Taylor in his "History of John Taylor of Hadley" writes of Lodensy"
...m. 1814, Oliver Butterfield of Chesterfield, Mass., where their two eldest children were born, thence removed to Rushford, N.Y., where all the other children were born. From Rushford, they removed to Friendship, N.Y., in about 1838, and from thence about 1853 to Lake Mills, Wis., where he died in 1854."

They had a number of children and Taylor lists some information about them on pages 89 and 90.
Last Edited2 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Granby Town Records, 1745-1844 vol A, p. 546, image 301/305
  2. [S716] Massachusetts, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org, Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 535, image 296/305

Oliver Butterfield

M, #10771

Family: Lodensy Tilley (b. 12 October 1793)

DaughterMina Cordelia Butterfield (b. 14 July 1834, d. 24 January 1913)

Biography

MarriageOliver Butterfield and Lodensy Tilley were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2020

George Tilley

M, #10772, b. 15 January 1804, d. 6 June 1874

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Family: Hannah Sheldon

SonJames L. Tilley (b. 5 January 1830)
SonNorris Tilley (b. 3 December 1831)
SonJohn Tilley+ (b. 13 February 1834)
DaughterEunice M. Tilley (b. 18 August 1836)

Biography

Birth15 January 1804George Tilley was born on 15 January 1804 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Marr Bann2 November 1828He and Hannah Sheldon had marriage banns published on 2 November 1828 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. "Mr. George Tilly entered his name in this office with his intention of marrying Miss Hannah Sheldon of Ludlow. They have been published as the law directs. G. Moody, T. Clerk."1
Marriage22 November 1829He and Hannah Sheldon were married on 22 November 1829 in Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusetts, George of Granby, Hannah of Ludlow. By Josiah Simms, Justice of the Peace.2
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. George is listed as: George Tilley (age 44, Farmer, Real Estate $700, born in Mass, as were all the others in the family.)
Hannah (age 45)
James (age 20, Farmer)
Norris (age 18)
John (age 16)
Mariah (age 13)
Benjamin (age 11)
Hyram (age 9)
Lugine (female, age 6)
Jerome (age 1)

Living next to Orrin and Leonard and families
Death6 June 1874He died on 6 June 1874 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, The Granby Town Records Death Register lists:
George Tilley, Male, Married, age 70y 5m, 21d, Cause: Consumption of the lungs, Residence: Granby, Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Granby, Father Ludrick Tilley born in Granby, Mother: Jerusha ( ___ ) born in Ludlow.3
Last Edited4 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 510, image 283/305
  2. [S716] Massachusetts, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org, Town records of Granby, MA, 1745-1844, Vol. A, p. 427, image 242/305
  3. [S716] Massachusetts, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org, Granby Death Register, 1874, p. not legible, image 399 of 1165 on ancestry.

Sally Tilley

F, #10773, b. 3 July 1809, d. 7 June 1870

Parents

FatherLudric Tilley (b. about 1760, d. 23 February 1826)
MotherJerusha Taylor (d. 7 February 1840)

Family: Isaac Ambrose Sheldon (b. 4 October 1800, d. 28 July 1863)

Biography

Birth3 July 1809Sally Tilley was born on 3 July 1809 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
MarriageIsaac Ambrose Sheldon and she were married, date unknown
Census1855She appeared in the household of Isaac Ambrose Sheldon in the census 1855 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Isaac is listed as Isaac Sheldon (age 52, Farmer, born in Mass.)
Sally Sheldon (age 46, born in Mass.)

Next door to George and Hannah Tilley and children, and Leonard Tilley, age 68, farmer born in Massachusetts, and near Luman Z. Bartlett, Jr. and family with his mother Ruth Bartlett (sister of Sally).

Neighbors: Clarissa Carver, Charles Eliot, Sanford Haskell, Eunice Taylor, Roswell Taylor1
Death7 June 1870She died on 7 June 1870 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Death Register reads "June 7, 1870, Sally (Tilley) Shelden, female, Widowed, age 60 y, 11m, 4d, Cause: Consumption, Residence Granby, born in Granby, Father: Ludric Tilley (dec) born in Granby, Mother: Jerusha (Taylor) (dec) born in Granby."2
Last Edited22 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S683] , Census, Microfilmed, familysearch.org census records, Granby, Hampshire County, MA, image 12/14. Dwelling 165, Family 191.
  2. [S977] Massachusetts, U.S. Death Records 1841 - 1915: Town of Granby Death Register, p. 58 (image 392/691), Film 0960196 (004221411), 1870; ancestry.com, Also on FamilySearch, Film 2401910

Isaac Ambrose Sheldon

M, #10774, b. 4 October 1800, d. 28 July 1863

Parents

FatherJames Sheldon
MotherEunice

Family: Sally Tilley (b. 3 July 1809, d. 7 June 1870)

Biography

Birth4 October 1800Isaac Ambrose Sheldon was born on 4 October 1800 in Massachusetts.1
MarriageHe and Sally Tilley were married, date unknown
Census1855He appeared in the census 1855 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Isaac is listed as: Isaac Sheldon (age 52, Farmer, born in Mass.)
Sally Sheldon (age 46, born in Mass.)

Next door to George and Hannah Tilley and children, and Leonard Tilley, age 68, farmer born in Massachusetts, and near Luman Z. Bartlett, Jr. and family with his mother Ruth Bartlett (sister of Sally).

Neighbors: Clarissa Carver, Charles Eliot, Sanford Haskell, Eunice Taylor, Roswell Taylor2
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Isaac is listed as: Isaac Sheldon, age 58, Farm Laborer, Real Estate $150 and Personal Estate $50
Sally, age 49

Neighbors: Elmer Taylor, Roswell Taylor, George Tilley and Hannah and family, James Tilley (one of George's sons), Avery Keith, Gordon Pinney, Roswell Tarbox, William Carver, George Taylor.3
Death28 July 1863He died on 28 July 1863 in Granby, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Death register information: age 61, Married, Occupation Mason, born in Ludlow, Father James Sheldon, Cause of death, Pleural Pneumonia, Interment: Granby.4
Last Edited25 December 2020

Citations

  1. [S716] Massachusetts Town Clerk, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org (), Ludlow Town Records, p. 18
  2. [S683] , Census, Microfilmed, familysearch.org census records, Granby, Hampshire County, MA, image 12/14. Dwelling 165, Family 191.
  3. [S606] , National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M653, 1438 rolls., 1860 Federal Census (1 June 1860) (.)
  4. [S716] Massachusetts, "Vital and Town Records 1626-2001", digital images of film #007010692, familysearch.org, Granby Town Records

Asenath Buckland

F, #10775

Family: Porter Tilley (b. 19 July 1796, d. 18 May 1865)

SonOrrin Erastus Tilley
SonAlbert Tilley
SonFranklin P. Tilley
Last Edited21 December 2020