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William Wentworth

William Wentworth

Male 1616 - 1697  (81 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William WentworthWilliam Wentworth was born 15 Mar 1616, Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died 15 Mar 1697, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Mar 1616, Alford, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    Arrived in New England sometime in the 1630s. One of TNH's four "gateway ancestors," albeit one about whom the scholarly consensus has been very much in flux. That the William Wentworth of New England was the man baptized in Alford seems extremely probable. That the man baptized in Alford had many gentry and aristocratic ancestors seems indisputable. That he had a provable "royal ancestry" seems very much at issue. Booth, Reed, and Taylor (citation details below) indicate that his descent from William "the Lion", king of Scotland, currently shown in this database, is invalid, and that this will be demonstrated in an upcoming article. They also appear to believe that Wentworth has other, more plausible, royal lines. We look forward to further installments of their TAG article, and to the other future articles to which they refer.

    "William Wentworth (1616-1697) was a follower of John Wheelwright, and an early settler of New Hampshire. Coming from Alford in Lincolnshire, he likely came to New England with Wheelwright in 1636, but no records are found of him in Boston. When Wheelwright was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his role in the Antinomian Controversy, he established the settlement of Exeter, New Hampshire, and Wentworth followed him there and then to Wells, Maine. After Wheelwright left Wells for Hampton, New Hampshire, Wentworth went to Dover, New Hampshire, and this is where he lived the remainder of his life. He was the proprietor of a sawmill, and held several town offices, but is most noted for being an elder in his Dover church for nearly 40 years. He had 11 children with two wives, and has numerous descendants, including many of great prominence." [Wikipedia]

    He was a signer of the Exeter Combination.

    His near descendants included his grandson John Wentworth, Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire 1717-1730, and New Hampshire governors Benning Wentworth (governor 1741-1767) and Sir John Wentworth (governor 1767-1775); also John Wentworth, Speaker of the New Hampshire House 1771-1778.

    A book-length biographical study of him is William Wentworth, Puritan Preacher by Susan Ostberg; Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, 2006.

    William married Elizabeth Knight Abt 1644. Elizabeth (daughter of Ezekiel Knight and Ann) was born Abt 1626; died Aft 1678. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Ezekiel Wentworth  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1649, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died Between 30 Oct 1711 and 6 May 1712.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Ezekiel Wentworth Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born Abt 1649, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died Between 30 Oct 1711 and 6 May 1712.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1651, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
    • Alternate death: Between Oct 1711 and May 1712
    • Alternate death: Abt 1712
    • Alternate death: 1714, Salmon Falls, Rollinsford, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    Selectman of Dover, New Hampshire, 1702.

    Representative in the New Hampshire legislature, from Dover, 1711. "His descendants for six successive generations subsequent to himself have been in the New Hampshire legislature. [...] He married, in 1676 or before, Elizabeth _____, by whom he had seven children: Thomas, John, Paul, Benjamin, Gershom, Tamsen and Elizabeth." [Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, citation details below.]

    From The Wentworth Genealogy (citation details below):

    "The time of his death can be arrived at only by reference to the Journal of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, in the office of the Secretary of the State, which contains nothing prior to 9 May 1711. He was present as Representative of Dover (his colleagues being Capt. Nathaniel Hill and Stephen Jones) at the sessions of June and July, September and October, 1711. The House adjourned 30 October 1711, to 15 November 1711. He was not present at that session, nor at the one commencing in February 1712. The Journal of the House, 6 May 1712, reads thus:

    "'Upon the death of Mr. Ezekiel Wentworth, Capt. Timothy Gerrish was chosen Representative from the town of Dover, and this day appeared and was qualified.'

    "The following is also from the records:

    "'Memorandum. That Ezekiel Wentworth, Mr. Stephen Jones, and Capt. Nathaniel Hill had their debentures from October 23, 1710, to May 10, 1712. Capt. Hill, 73 days; Ezekiel Wentworth, 37 days; Mr. Jones, 25 days.'

    "These '37 days' were doubtless all before 30 October 1711, and so it is impossible to tell how long after that day, or how long before 6 May 1712, Ezekiel died."

    Ezekiel married Elizabeth Abt 1669, Salmon Falls, Rollinsford, New Hampshire. Elizabeth was born Abt 1650; died Bef 9 Mar 1726. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Tamsen Wentworth  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1687, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died 30 Dec 1753, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; was buried , Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Tamsen Wentworth Descendancy chart to this point (2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 1687, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died 30 Dec 1753, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; was buried , Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    "Tamsen, widow of James Chesley, and daughter of Deacon Ezekiel Wentworth." [Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, citation details below.]

    Tamsen married James Chesley 29 Dec 1704, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. James (son of Philip Chesley and Sarah) died 17 Sep 1707, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. James Chesley  Descendancy chart to this point was born 10 May 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died 10 Oct 1777, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Tamsen married John Hayes Bef 1711. John (son of John Hayes and Mary) was born Jul 1686, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died 3 Jul 1756, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 4

  1. 4.  James Chesley Descendancy chart to this point (3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 10 May 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died 10 Oct 1777, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 May 1706, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

    James married Mehitable Waldron Abt 1727. Mehitable (daughter of John Waldron and Mary Ham) was born Abt 1708, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died 21 Aug 1776. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Hannah Chesley  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1737, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died Abt 1770, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Hannah Chesley Descendancy chart to this point (4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1737, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died Abt 1770, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American shows Hannah Chesley as a daughter of James Chesley and Mehitable Waldron, and says that she "married (his first wife) Rev. Avery Hall, pastor of the church in Rochester, N. H., from 15 October 1766 to 10 April 1775; and had two children", but it gives her no birth, death, or marriage dates.

    Heard-Hurd Genealogy calls her "Mary Chesley", but concurs with other sources in calling her husband Avery Hall and her daughter Mehitable Hall.

    Hannah married Rev. Avery Hall Abt 1766. Rev. (son of Rev. Theophilus Hall and Hannah Avery) was born 2 Dec 1737, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut; died 5 Aug 1820, Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Mehitable Hall  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Mar 1769, New Hampshire; died 25 Jun 1800, Corinth, Orange, Vermont.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Mehitable Hall Descendancy chart to this point (5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 22 Mar 1769, New Hampshire; died 25 Jun 1800, Corinth, Orange, Vermont.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 26 Mar 1769, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire
    • Baptised: 26 Mar 1769, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire

    Mehitable married Elijah Allen Abt 1788. Elijah (son of Samuel Allen) was born 1763, Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died 19 Oct 1839, Limerick, York, Maine. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Andrew Lee Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 Nov 1791, Limerick, York, Maine; died 14 Aug 1870, Provo, Utah, Utah.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Andrew Lee Allen Descendancy chart to this point (6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 24 Nov 1791, Limerick, York, Maine; died 14 Aug 1870, Provo, Utah, Utah.

    Notes:

    There is a blurry photo of a balding gentleman in a suit and tie that is widely shown on the web as being an image of this Andrew Lee Allen, despite the fact that the gentleman's clothing is more modern than anything worn before 1870, and the photo is clearly captioned "Andrew Allen, Born Aug 17, 1832". In other words, it's Andrew Lee Allen, Jr. (1832-1918). Sometimes we wonder if people are doing genealogy in their sleep.

    From "Our Family" by Charles Hopkins Allen [Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen]:

    "Andrew Lee Allen was born in Limerick, York Co., Maine November 24th 1791. He was the son of Elijah Allen, who was born in 1763 at Stratham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and his first wife, Mehitable Hall, who was christened March 26th, 1769 at Rochester, Strafford Co., New Hampshire.

    "His mother died June 25th, 1800 in Corinth, Orange Co., Vermont and his father was remarried October 21st, 1809 to Hannah, widow of George Perry. His father died October 19th, 1839 at Limerick, York Co., Maine.

    "After his mother's death Andrew Lee Allen went to live with his maternal grandfather, Rev. Avery Hall, staying until he was 14 years of age. He worked at the blacksmith trade. Not being satisfied, he left home and never went back again. He went on shipboard to help protect the American vessels during the war known as the War of 1812. He left there and went into Canada, where he got into trouble with the British by drinking a toast at a barn-raising. The toast was, 'he wished that the Eagle of America would triumph over the crown of Great Britain,' for which he was arrested by the British. Making his escape he went into the state of New York, Cattaraugus Co., where he entered one hundred and sixty acres of land, and made himself a very nice home. He planned to settle down for life and he soon owned a large grove of sugar maple trees besides his prosperous farm.

    "On December 11th, 1824, he married Clarinda Knapp, daughter of Calvin and Deborah (Hopkins) Knapp. Clarinda was a refined, educated woman who was highly skilled in the arts of fine painting, sewing, tailoring, ladies' leghorn hat designing, and homemaking. Her gentle upbringing had a great influence on the lives of those about her. She was a woman of true faith and was a Bible scholar.

    "They remained in Burton, Cattaraugus Co., New York until they had seven children, namely: Elijah, Lydia, Saphronia, Charles, Andrew, James, and Sidney. They had not joined any religious society but were honest and upright with all men, waiting for something to come along that would give them better satisfaction than the religions of the day. [...]"

    Andrew married Clarinda Knapp 11 Dec 1824, Cattaraugus, New Hampshire. Clarinda (daughter of Calvin Knapp and Deborah Hopkins) was born 10 Aug 1802, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut; died 7 Dec 1862, Richmond, Cache, Utah. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Elijah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 7 Feb 1826, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 21 Apr 1866, Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah.
    2. 9. Lydia Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 5 Jun 1827, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 15 Oct 1879, Richmond, Cache, Utah.
    3. 10. Saphronia Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 6 Nov 1828, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 19 Oct 1912, Richmond, Cache, Utah.
    4. 11. Charles Hopkins Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Oct 1830, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 18 Feb 1922, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    5. 12. Andrew Lee Allen, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born 16 Aug 1832, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 8 Jun 1918, Cove, Cache, Utah.
    6. 13. James Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 12 Oct 1833, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 17 Jan 1890, Richmond, Cache, Utah.
    7. 14. Sidney David Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 12 Aug 1835, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 1 Jan 1905, Bedford, Lincoln, Wyoming.
    8. 15. Susan Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 31 Dec 1837, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio; died 16 Apr 1924, Logan, Cache, Utah.
    9. 16. Levi Knapp Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Apr 1842, Virginia, Cass, Illinois; died 18 Feb 1928, Cove, Cache, Utah.
    10. 17. Julia Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 8 Jun 1844, Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois; died 4 Sep 1858, Provo, Utah, Utah.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Elijah Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 7 Feb 1826, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 21 Apr 1866, Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah.

  2. 9.  Lydia Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 5 Jun 1827, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 15 Oct 1879, Richmond, Cache, Utah.

  3. 10.  Saphronia Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 6 Nov 1828, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 19 Oct 1912, Richmond, Cache, Utah.

  4. 11.  Charles Hopkins AllenCharles Hopkins Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 15 Oct 1830, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 18 Feb 1922, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    From the Dictionary of Mormon Biography:

    "Allen, Charles Hopkins, 1830-1922 [...] Born at Burton, Cattaraugus County, New York, 1830. Father converted to Mormonism and family moved to Kirtland, Ohio, c. 1835-36. Left for Missouri but for want of means stayed in Illinois. Living in vicinity of Springfield when visited by Joseph Smith and party, c. 1843. Lived near Carthage in June, 1844. Baptized, 1844. Family moved to Nauvoo after martyrdom. Visited Carthage Jail on the way. Stopped at Camp Creek for a while. Moved to Iowa, 1846. Spent some time at Winter Quarters. Farmed at Keg Creek near Kanesville, 1847-52. Brother served in Mormon Battalion. Operated ferry across Missouri River, 1849. Operated mill another season. Traveled to Utah, 1852. Mountaineer at Ft. Bridger offered them $1,000 for first bushel of grain matured in Salt Lake Valley.

    "Settled at Provo City. Operated David W. Roger's sawmill. Built fort at Blacksmith Fork. Released from that mission and returned to Provo, 1853. Ordained teacher, 1853. Journeyed to San Bernardino, 1855. Trouble with meddlesome Indians en route. Freight trip to Salt Lake City, c. 1857. Returned to California. Trip to Carson Valley via San Francisco. Spent winter there. Discovery of Comstock Lode. Returned to San Bernardino. Visit to Utah, 1862. Traveled to Florence to bring company of immigrants west, 1863. Returned to California to sell property, 1863-64.

    "Settled in Cache Valley, Utah. Married Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes, 1864. Lived in Richmond several years, then moved to ranch. Ordained elder, went to temple. Presided five years over Coveville Branch. Advised to move to warmer climate. Settled at Mesa, Arizona, 1882. President and director of Mesa Canal Company. Ordained high priest, 1882. Member of Maricopa Stake High Council. Apparently also counselor to stake president. Served in Lamanite mission fifteen years. President of high priests' quorum, 1885--. Trips to Logan Temple. Death of wife, 1889. Married Annie Eliza Jones, 1890. Allen family reunion, 1898. Second anointing, 1900."

    Charles married Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes 15 Jun 1864, Richmond, Cache, Utah. Elizabeth (daughter of Warner Hoopes and Priscilla Gifford) was born 9 Sep 1847, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa; died 19 Nov 1889, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Elijah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 19. Charles Lewis Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 30 May 1865, Richmond, Cache, Utah; died 8 Feb 1944, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. 20. Warner Hoopes Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 17 Oct 1866, Richmond, Cache, Utah; died 24 Feb 1932, Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.
    4. 21. Andrew Lee Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 13 Dec 1868, Richmond, Cache, Utah; died 22 Jul 1870.
    5. 22. John Seymour Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 27 Nov 1870, Richmond, Cache, Utah; died 22 Jan 1966, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried , Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    6. 23. Theodore Knapp Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 20 May 1872, Richmond, Cache, Utah; died 4 Sep 1877.
    7. 24. Adelaide Cedilla Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 27 Mar 1874, Cove, Cache, Utah; died 6 Jan 1963, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    8. 25. Clarinda Knapp Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 7 Mar 1876, Richmond, Cache, Utah; died 17 Aug 1956, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    9. 26. Priscilla Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 26 Dec 1879, Cove, Cache, Utah.
    10. 27. Deborah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 13 Sep 1881, Cove, Cache, Utah.
    11. 28. Rebecca Hannah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 6 Jun 1883, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 7 Apr 1971, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    12. 29. Julia Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 23 May 1885, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    13. 30. James David Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 18 Nov 1887, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 15 Apr 1940, Globe, Gila, Arizona.
    14. 31. Joseph Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 13 Nov 1889, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 22 Apr 1890, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Charles married Annie Eliza Jones 29 Oct 1890, Logan, Cache, Utah. Annie was born 10 Nov 1869, New Hope, Hawkins, Tennessee; died 24 May 1945, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 32. Sidney Levi Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 20 Dec 1891, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 8 Aug 1933.
    2. 33. Annie Minerva Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 29 Aug 1893, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died Dec 1972.
    3. 34. Winnie May Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 23 Aug 1895, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 25 Feb 1984, Glendale, Los Angeles, California.
    4. 35. Hazel Naomi Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 25 Aug 1897, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died Jun 1986, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    5. 36. Preston Hopkins Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 18 Aug 1899, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 28 Jan 1971.
    6. 37. Benjamin Jones Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 30 Oct 1901, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    7. 38. William Jones Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 23 Apr 1904, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died 1 Mar 1944, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
    8. 39. Eliza Roxie Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born 11 Sep 1907, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  5. 12.  Andrew Lee Allen, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 16 Aug 1832, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 8 Jun 1918, Cove, Cache, Utah.

  6. 13.  James Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 12 Oct 1833, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 17 Jan 1890, Richmond, Cache, Utah.

  7. 14.  Sidney David Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 12 Aug 1835, Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died 1 Jan 1905, Bedford, Lincoln, Wyoming.

  8. 15.  Susan Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 31 Dec 1837, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio; died 16 Apr 1924, Logan, Cache, Utah.

  9. 16.  Levi Knapp Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 1 Apr 1842, Virginia, Cass, Illinois; died 18 Feb 1928, Cove, Cache, Utah.

  10. 17.  Julia Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Andrew7, 6.Mehitable6, 5.Hannah5, 4.James4, 3.Tamsen3, 2.Ezekiel2, 1.William1) was born 8 Jun 1844, Plymouth, Hancock, Illinois; died 4 Sep 1858, Provo, Utah, Utah.