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Joseph Dutton

Male 1660 - 1734  (73 years)

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  • Name Joseph Dutton 
    Born 25 Nov 1660  Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Admitted to Church Abt 1705  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    First Congregational Church, East Haddam 
    Will 1 Sep 1733  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Jan 1733/34  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Second Burying Ground, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5878  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Dutton,   b. 6 Oct 1621, Sherborn, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1687, Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Susannah ?,   b. 27 Aug 1626, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1684, Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F1876  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Cutler,   b. 5 May 1663, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1744, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1693  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Dutton,   b. 13 Feb 1705, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1790, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Benjamin Dutton,   b. 10 Oct 1696, Lyme, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1791, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Mary Dutton,   b. 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. David Dutton,   b. 1701, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1774, Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Ruth Dutton,   b. 14 Aug 1704, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1790, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Thomas Dutton,   b. 01 Mar 1706/07, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1799, Royalton, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. Dadee Dutton,   b. 29 Dec 1711, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F885  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Merriam,   b. 21 Oct 1662, , Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1693, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1685  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Dutton,   b. 31 Aug 1685, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. David Dutton,   b. 1687
     3. Thomas Dutton,   b. 1688
     4. Joseph Dutton,   b. 31 Jul 1690, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F886  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Benjamin Dutton Birth Record, 10 Oct 1696
    Benjamin Dutton Birth Record, 10 Oct 1696
    "The birth and death of the children of Joseph Dutton and Marah his wife. Benjamin, born Oct. 10th, 1696."
    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
    Vol. 23 (1869), p429
    Joseph Dutton Will, 1 Sep 1733
    Joseph Dutton Will, 1 Sep 1733
    Probate Records, 1649-1932; Author: Connecticut. Probate Court (Hartford District); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Case Number: 1788, Probate Packets, Durant-Egleston, Elijah, 1641-1880
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

  • Notes 
    • REF: westtrack family tree on Ancestry.com
      [The following is a transcribed excerpt from The American Genealogist, Vol. 19, 1942, in an article titled, The Family of Matthew Smith of Charlestown, Mass., 1637 *, by Edward Church Smith, Esq., and Philip Mack Smith, pages 206 and 207.]

      [This story concerns Matthew Smith, born in Woburn, MA, in 1659, who married Mary Cutler, born in Woburn, MA, in 1663, and Joseph Dutton, Mary Cutler's second husband, born in Woburn, MA, in 1661. In the opening sentence, "the Smiths" refers to Mary Cutler, Matthew Smith's widow, and the four children of their marriage.]

      ".... The following explains how the Smiths came to Connecticut.

      Matthew3 Smith was a farmer in Reading, but by 1684 he had secured a farm near Charlestown which he rented from that town for a period of twelve years.(a) He died there in 1690. From the list of wood-working tools in the inventory of his estate one might conclude that he was a carpenter as well as a farmer. Widow Mary Smith, left with four small children, in time secured a bread-winner for her family, marrying 2nd at Charlestown, Dec. 7, 1693, Joseph3 Dutton (Thomas2, John1), of Reading, b. Woburn, Jan. 26, 1661.(b) He had m. 1st, Reading, Aug. 19, 1685, Mrs. Rebecca (Merriam) Fitch, widow of Samuel Fitch of Reading, by whom he had two children. About 1696, Mr. Dutton moved his family to Lyme, Conn., but by 1699 had settled in East Haddam, where he d. Jan. 24, 1733/4. Widow Mary (Cutler) Smith-Dutton d. East Haddam, Mar. 26, 1744.(c)

      Children of Joseph3 Dutton and his wife Rebecca (Merriam) (Fitch) Dutton:
      (1) Rebecca, b. prob. Reading, Aug. 13, 1686; m. Daniel Gates(d)
      (2) Joseph, b. Reading, July 31, 1690.(e)

      Children of Joseph3 Dutton and his wife Mary (Cutler) Smith-Dutton:
      (3) Susannah, b. Reading, Oct. 11, 1694; m. June 12, 1716, Jeremiah Selby.(f)
      (4) Benjamin, b. Lyme, Conn., Oct. 10, 1696; m. Mary Cone.(g)
      (5) David, b. probably Lyme, 1698; m. 1st, Sept. 14, 1722, Lydia Cook; m. 2nd, Feb. 4, 1739, Sarah Doolittle; m. 3rd, Oct. 3, 1747, Judith Yale.(h)
      (6) Ruth, b. East Haddam, Aug. 14, 1704; m. July 16, 1724, Thomas3 Millard (Thomas2, Humphrey1).(h)
      (7) Samuel, b. East Haddam, Feb. 13, 1705/6; m. Nov. 17, 1726, Rachel Cone.(h)
      (8) Thomas, b. East Haddam, Mar. 1, 1707/8; m. May 6, 1729, Abigail Merriam.(h,d)

      ****************

      Footnotes:

      a. Gen. & Est. Charlestown, by T. B. Wyman, 1877, vol. 2, p. 872.
      b. Ibid., vol. 1, p. 314; and Anderson's Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale, p. 229.
      c. Genealogies of East Haddam, Conn., by Dr. Patterson; and Wyman, op. cit., vol 1, p. 314.
      d. Anderson's Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale, op. cit.
      e. Vital Records, Reading, Mass., 1912, p. 71.
      f. Ibid.; N. E. H. and G. Register, vol. 12, p. 45.
      g. N. E. H. and G. Register, vol. 23, p. 429.
      h. First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut, by Royal R. Hinman, 1846, p. 210 (See also Gen. Dept., Hartford Times, 30 Dec. 1939, No. 5424.) East Haddam records in N. E. H. and G. Register, vol. 11, pp. 275-276."

    • Will
      "Dutton, Joseph, East Haddam. Invt. L157-11-00.
      Taken 4 February, 1733-4, by John Spencer, John Church and Jabez Chapman. Will dated 1st September, 1733."

      "I, Joseph Dutton of Haddam East Society, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Mary Dutton 1-3 part of all my household goods, and 1 good, gentle and easy beast, horse or mare, to be provided out of my moveable estate, with convenient furniture for her to ride upon, and 1 good cow and six sheep, all which she shall have power to dispose of as she shall judge most for her comfort. And my will is that my son Samuel Dutton shall provide sufficient fodder and pasturing for sd. creatures during her widowhood. Also, I give to her 1-4 part of all the grain that my sd. son shall raise from the farm on which I now dwell, yearly, excepting he and she shall otherwise agree. Also, it is my will that my sd. son shall provide for her a sufficiency of convenient firewood during her widowhood, and 1 barrel of syder, and what apples she shall have occasion for, yearly, if the orchard will afford it; also, the choice of any 1 room in my now dwelling house during her natural life. I give to my 3 sons, Benjamin, David and Thomas Dutton, all my creatures that shall not be otherwise disposed of before my decease or by this my last will, that is to say, 1-2 to Benjamin, and ye other half to be divided between David and Thomas equally, which they shall have besides what they have already received. I give to my son Samuel Dutton, besides what he hath already received in deed of gift bearing date with these presents, some cattle that I formerly set out to him. All my carpenter and husbandry tools I give to my son-in-law, Matthew Smith, to be delivered to him out of moveable estate. I give to my daughter, Rebeckah Gates, besides what she hath already received, a table and a brass pan, and the best of the coverlids, and a featherbed, after my own and my wife's decease. I give to my daughter Ruth Millard and to my grandson William Selby, besides what my sd. daughter Ruth and sd. grandson's mother hath formerly received, all the remainder of my household goods not before disposed of, and that which they have received shall be reckoned with what remains, and shall be equally divided between them. I appoint my wife and son, Samuel Dutton, executors. [signed] Joseph X Dutton, LS. Witness: Mary Smith, Jabez Chapman, Daniel Booge" "Court Record, Page 105---5 March, 1733-4: Will exhibited by Samuel Dutton, executor named in sd. will. Proven."

      "Page 56 (Vol. XII) 15 June, 1741: Know all men by these presents: That we whose names are underwritten do acknowledge that we have received in full of Samuel Dutton, executor of our honoured father's (Joseph Dutton's) will, all that is given in sd. will to us the subscribers. 10th April, 1734. [signed] Matthew Smith, David Dutton, Benjamin Dutton, Thomas Dutton. Witness: Thomas Millard, William Selby.

      Know all men by these presents: That we who are the under-subscribers acknowledge that we have received in full of Samuel Dutton all that is given in the of our honoured father to us the subscribers. 7th day of May, 1734. [signed] Thomas Millard, Ruth X Millard. Witness: David Dutton, William Selby."
      "October the 30th, 1738: Know all men, that I, William Selby of East Haddam, acknowledge that I have received of Samuel Dutton all that was given me by the will of Mr. Joseph Dutton. [signed] William Selby. Witness: David Dutton, Thomas Millard.

      May 28th, 1744: Then we, Daniel Gates and Rebeckah Gates, have received of Samuel Dutton all that was given us by our honoured father in his will. [signed] Daniel Gates, Rebeckah X Gates. Witness: Nathan Fisher, Judah Gates.

      The above is a true copy of the original, and recorded by me. [signed]
      Jos: Talcott, Clerk." (Manwaring, Charles William, "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Vol. III, Hartford District, 1729-1750", pp 44-45, Genealogical Publishing Co.)

    • Land Records
      Lyme, New London, CT land records can only be viewed at a FHL location

      East Haddam, CT records: FHL digital records can only be seen at a FHL location (Index FHL#4110)

  • Sources 
    1. [S249] East Haddam Church Records, (Ancestry.com), 112 (Reliability: 3), 27 Oct 2017.
      Joseph, Sr. & w. adm. ch. "some time in year 1706"*, from Church of Christ, in Lime *(Probably "1705" written in later hand)

    2. [S214] Massachusetts, "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database online]. Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA", Reading Marriages, p323 (Reliability: 3), 30 Dec 2017.
      Dutten, Joseph and Rebecka Fitch, Aug. 19, 1685