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Ezekiel Knight

Male - 1689


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ezekiel Knight was born in in of Wells, York, Maine; died in 1689 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1687

    Notes:

    According to The Wentworth Genealogy (citation details below), the will of Ezekiel Knight "gave to his wife Mary all his estate for life; at her death, two thirds were to go to son Ezekiel Knight, jr., and one third to daughter Elizabeth Wentworth, of Cocheco." Evidently there were exactly two and only two Elizabeth Wentworths in Cocheco at the time, thus establishing that Ezekiel Knight was the father of either the wife of Elder William Wentworth or of the wife of his son Ezekiel. We show him as the former, but either way he's a direct ancestor of TNH.

    "He was Commissioner for the town of Wells 1654, 1662, 1663; on the grand jury 29 June 1654; one of seventy-one petitioners to Oliver Cromwell, 12 August 1656, that they remain under the Massachusetts government in 1663, was one of the Associate Justices, and when the authority of the King's Commissioners ended (which continued from 1665 to 1668), he was immediately re-chosen. [...] In 1661, 1 July, it was 'Ordered by this Court that,' while Wells was without a minister, 'Ezekiel Knight and William Hammond shall duly attend the place of public meeting on the Lord's day, and they improve their best abilities in Speaking out of the Word of God, Praying, Singing of Psalms and reading some good Orthodox Sermons.'" [The Wentworth Genealogy]

    "Of Puritan inclination, he gained great prominence on the ascension of Massachusetts [over Maine]." [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, citation details below.]

    Family/Spouse: Ann. Ann died after 1655. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Elizabeth Knight  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1626; died after 1678.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Elizabeth Knight Descendancy chart to this point (1.Ezekiel1) was born about 1626; died after 1678.

    Notes:

    Note that Torrey has the marriage of Elizabeth Knight to William Wentworth as "bef 1653".

    Elizabeth married William Wentworth about 1644. William (son of William Wentworth and Susanna Carter) was born on 15 Mar 1616 in Alford, Lincolnshire, England; died on 15 Mar 1697 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Ezekiel Wentworth Descendancy chart to this point (2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born about 1649 in 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 about 1669 in Salmon Falls, Rollinsford, New Hampshire. Elizabeth was born about 1650; died before 9 Mar 1726. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Tamsen Wentworth  Descendancy chart to this point 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Tamsen Wentworth Descendancy chart to this point (3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) 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.

    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 on 29 Dec 1704 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. James (son of Philip Chesley and Sarah Rollins) died on 17 Sep 1707 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

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



Generation: 5

  1. 5.  James Chesley Descendancy chart to this point (4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born on 10 May 1706 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; 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]

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


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Hannah Chesley Descendancy chart to this point (5.James5, 4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born about 1737 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; 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. 7. Mehitable Hall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Mar 1769 in New Hampshire; died on 25 Jun 1800 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Mehitable Hall Descendancy chart to this point (6.Hannah6, 5.James5, 4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born on 22 Mar 1769 in New Hampshire; died on 25 Jun 1800 in 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 about 1788. Elijah (son of Samuel Allen) was born in 1763 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 19 Oct 1839 in Limerick, York, Maine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Theophilus Hall Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Jun 1789 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire; died before 1855 in Parsonfield, York, Maine.
    2. 9. Andrew Lee Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1791 in Limerick, York, Maine; died on 14 Aug 1870 in Provo, Utah, Utah.
    3. 10. Elijah Lorenzo Mortimer Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jan 1794 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont; died on 5 Jan 1876.
    4. 11. Mehitable Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Mar 1796 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont; died on 4 Jul 1821 in Cornville, Somerset, Maine.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Theophilus Hall Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mehitable7, 6.Hannah6, 5.James5, 4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born on 7 Jun 1789 in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire; died before 1855 in Parsonfield, York, Maine.

    Family/Spouse: Charlotte Smith. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Andrew Lee Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mehitable7, 6.Hannah6, 5.James5, 4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born on 24 Nov 1791 in Limerick, York, Maine; died on 14 Aug 1870 in Provo, Utah, Utah.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: New Hampshire

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

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

  3. 10.  Elijah Lorenzo Mortimer Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mehitable7, 6.Hannah6, 5.James5, 4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born on 14 Jan 1794 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont; died on 5 Jan 1876.

    Elijah married Hepzibeth B. Adams about 1822. Hepzibeth was born in in of Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine; died on 29 Sep 1846. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Elijah married Clarissa in 1848. Clarissa died on 15 Sep 1867. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mehitable Allen Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mehitable7, 6.Hannah6, 5.James5, 4.Tamsen4, 3.Ezekiel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.Ezekiel1) was born on 5 Mar 1796 in Corinth, Orange, Vermont; died on 4 Jul 1821 in Cornville, Somerset, Maine.

    Notes:

    She never married.