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Hannah Chesley

Female Abt 1737 - Abt 1770  (~ 33 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hannah Chesley was born about 1737 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of James Chesley and Mehitable Waldron); died about 1770 in 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 about 1766. Avery (son of Rev. Theophilus Hall and Hannah Avery) was born on 2 Dec 1737 in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 5 Aug 1820 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mehitable Hall was born on 22 Mar 1769 in New Hampshire; died on 25 Jun 1800 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Chesley was born on 10 May 1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (son of James Chesley and Tamsen Wentworth); died on 10 Oct 1777 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

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

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


  2. 3.  Mehitable Waldron was born about 1708 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of John Waldron and Mary Ham); died on 21 Aug 1776.
    Children:
    1. 1. Hannah Chesley was born about 1737 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died about 1770 in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Chesley (son of Philip Chesley and Sarah Rollins); died on 17 Sep 1707 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    Killed in an ambush by native Americans.

    James married Tamsen Wentworth on 29 Dec 1704 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Tamsen (daughter of Ezekiel Wentworth and Elizabeth) was born in 1687 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 30 Dec 1753 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Tamsen Wentworth was born in 1687 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of Ezekiel Wentworth and Elizabeth); died on 30 Dec 1753 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; was buried in 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.]

    Children:
    1. 2. James Chesley was born on 10 May 1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 10 Oct 1777 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

  3. 6.  John Waldron was born about 1675 (son of John Waldron); died between 12 May 1740 and 30 Jul 1740 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 12 May 1740, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

    John married Mary Ham on 29 Aug 1698. Mary (daughter of John Ham and Mary Heard) was born on 2 Oct 1668 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died after 1 Oct 1742. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Ham was born on 2 Oct 1668 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of John Ham and Mary Heard); died after 1 Oct 1742.

    Notes:

    From Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen:

    "John Waldron's two oldest daus. Sarah and Bridget, ages 9 and 7, were killed by Indians. They were turning out the calves into a pasture near the house, when nine Indians suddenly appeared, seized them and cut off their heads directly before the door, with an axe upon a log, and in sight of their mother in the house, who dared not give any alarm. They carried off the heads with them, but [the heads] were found by their father some weeks afterwards in some bushes, where the Indians had thrown them after taking their scalps; and he buried them with their bodies."

    Mehitable Waldron was John and Mary Waldron's child immediately following Sarah and Bridget.

    Children:
    1. 3. Mehitable Waldron was born about 1708 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 21 Aug 1776.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Philip Chesley was born about 1646 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (son of Philip Chesley and Elizabeth); died after 13 Dec 1695.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1644
    • Alternate death: Aft 18 Dec 1695, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

    Philip married Sarah Rollins before 1678 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Sarah (daughter of James Rollins) died after 20 Mar 1719. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Sarah Rollins (daughter of James Rollins); died after 20 Mar 1719.
    Children:
    1. 4. James Chesley died on 17 Sep 1707 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.
    2. Philip Chesley was born in 1678.

  3. 10.  Ezekiel Wentworth was born about 1649 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (son of William Wentworth and Elizabeth Knight); 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 about 1669 in Salmon Falls, Rollinsford, New Hampshire. Elizabeth was born about 1650; died before 9 Mar 1726. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth was born about 1650; died before 9 Mar 1726.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1712

    Children:
    1. 5. Tamsen Wentworth was born in 1687 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 30 Dec 1753 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

  5. 12.  John Waldron (son of George Waldron and Bridget Rice).

    Notes:

    He was a hornbreaker. "In June 1678 Jonathan Watson and Joseph Beard saw him overtaken in drink, a habit which brought distress to his family. In 1680 the court took drastic steps, ordering him confined with one leg chained to a post, and supplied with materials for his trade, the proceeds to go for his and his children's maintenance. His letter to his wife 29 Jan 1682 mentions only his child. [...] In Boston drunk and abusing the constable 1684." [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, citation details below.]

    After 1684, he is not seen again unless he is the John Waldron from Wells recorded as playing cards in a Boston tavern in Feb 1690, who paid a fine in court saying "There is something for you to make merry with" and was as a result sent to jail. This John Waldron was also sued in Suffolk court, Aug 1690.

    Children:
    1. 6. John Waldron was born about 1675; died between 12 May 1740 and 30 Jul 1740 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

  6. 14.  John Ham was born about 1649; died after 29 Sep 1727 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1728, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    He was a surveyor. On juries in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire in 1671, 1688, 1694; grand jury, 1703. Constable in Dover, 1686. Town Clerk, Dover, 1694.

    John married Mary Heard on 6 May 1668 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. Mary (daughter of John Heard and Elizabeth Hull) was born on 26 Jan 1650 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 7 Dec 1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Mary Heard was born on 26 Jan 1650 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire (daughter of John Heard and Elizabeth Hull); died on 7 Dec 1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Ham was born on 2 Oct 1668 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died after 1 Oct 1742.