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Mary Corliss

Female 1646 - 1722  (76 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Corliss was born on 8 Sep 1646 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 22 Oct 1722 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    During King William's War, Hannah [Duston], her husband Thomas, and their eight children were residents of Haverhill, Massachusetts. In March 1697, the town was attacked by a group of Abenaki from Quebec. In the attack, 27 colonists were killed, and 13 were taken captive to be either adopted or held as hostages for the French. When their farm was attacked, Thomas fled with eight children, but Hannah and her nurse, Mary Neff (nee Corliss), were captured and forced to march into the wilderness, Hannah carrying her newborn daughter, Martha. According to the account Hannah gave to Cotton Mather, along the way her captors killed the six-day-old Martha by smashing her head against a tree.

    Hannah and Mary were assigned to a family group of 12 persons and taken north. The group included Samuel Lennardson, a 14-year-old captured in Worcester, Massachusetts, the year before.

    Six weeks later, at an island in the Merrimack River at the mouth of the Contoocook River, near what is now Penacook, New Hampshire, Hannah led Mary and Samuel in a revolt. Hannah used a tomahawk to attack the sleeping captors, killing one of the two grown men (Lennardson killed the second), two adult women, and six children. One severely wounded Abenaki woman and a young boy managed to escape the attack.

    The former captives immediately left in a canoe, but not before taking scalps from the dead as proof of the incident and to collect a bounty. They traveled downriver, only during the night, and after several days reached Haverhill. The Massachusetts General Court later gave them a reward for killing their captors; Hannah Duston received 25 pounds, and Neff and Lennardson split another 25 pounds (various accounts say 50 or 25 pounds, and some accounts mention only Duston's receiving an award).

    The event became well known, due in part to Cotton Mather's account in Magnalia Christi Americana: The Ecclesiastical History of New England (1702). Duston became more famous in the 19th century as her story was retold by Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Henry David Thoreau.

    Mary married William Neff on 23 Jan 1665 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. William was born between 1639 and 1642; died on 7 Feb 1689 in Pemaquid, Maine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Mary Neff  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Nov 1668 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 1725 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mary Neff Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mary1) was born on 9 Nov 1668 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 1725 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut.

    Mary married Matthias Button on 24 Nov 1686 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Matthias (son of Matthias Button and Teagle) was born on 17 Mar 1658 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died in 1725 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Daniel Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Sep 1687 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died in May 1745 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Daniel Button Descendancy chart to this point (2.Mary2, 1.Mary1) was born on 20 Sep 1687 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died in May 1745 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Daniel married Anna Bell on 1 Oct 1716 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut. Anna (daughter of Thomas Bell) was born in 1695; died on 21 Jul 1760 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Daniel Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Jul 1724 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died about 1786 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Daniel Button Descendancy chart to this point (3.Daniel3, 2.Mary2, 1.Mary1) was born on 22 Jul 1724 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died about 1786 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Jul 1724, Hampton, Windham, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a cooper. His estate was valued at over £700 and included a cooper's shop and tools.

    Daniel married Elizabeth Palmetter on 24 Sep 1744 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Elizabeth (daughter of Jonathan Palmetter and Penelope) was born on 13 Dec 1725. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Jonathan Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1750 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 18 Jun 1837 in Ellington, Connecticut; was buried in Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Jonathan Button Descendancy chart to this point (4.Daniel4, 3.Daniel3, 2.Mary2, 1.Mary1) was born in 1750 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 18 Jun 1837 in Ellington, Connecticut; was buried in Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    According to DAR lineage books, in the Revolution he was a private in the Connecticut line under Colonels Gay, Terry, Chapman, and Pease.

    "He enlisted in 1776 in Capt. Simon Walcott's company; served in 1778 under Capt. Amasa Loomis and Capt. Richard Pitkin. 1779 under Capt. Bush. A pension was allowed in 1832 for 14 months actual service as a private in the Connecticut line." [Button Families of America]

    Notwithstanding the inconsistency between the DAR and Button Families accounts of his service, he did in fact receive a pension in 1832, although the document is unspecific beyond saying that he served as a private.

    Jonathan married Naomi Munsell in Mar 1775. Naomi (daughter of Elisha Munsell and Kezia Taylor) was born on 3 Apr 1758 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Nov 1832 in Ellington, Connecticut; was buried in Ellington Center Cemetery, Ellington, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Jonathan Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1775; died on 23 Apr 1840 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Jonathan Button Descendancy chart to this point (5.Jonathan5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Daniel3, 2.Mary2, 1.Mary1) was born about 1775; died on 23 Apr 1840 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "Died Apr. 24, 1840 at Enfield Conn. after 30 years of suffering which altered the shape and prevented the use of his limbs." [Button Families of America]

    Jonathan married Alice Parsons on 29 Aug 1793 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Alice (daughter of Edward Parsons and Mehitabel Pease) was born on 23 Nov 1775 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 15 Dec 1850 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Jonathan Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Jun 1800 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died in 1888.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Jonathan Button Descendancy chart to this point (6.Jonathan6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Daniel3, 2.Mary2, 1.Mary1) was born on 22 Jun 1800 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died in 1888.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Jun 1799, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: Aft 1880

    Notes:

    He was a harness-maker.

    He and his wife were third cousins, both of them great-grandchildren of the Rev. Nathaniel Collins (1677-1768) and Alice Adams (1682-1735). Alice Adams was in turn a great-granddaughter of Mayflower passenger and Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford (1590-1657).

    Jonathan married Elizabeth Terry on 8 Apr 1823. Elizabeth (daughter of Solomon Terry and Hannah Pease) was born on 28 Feb 1802 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 4 Dec 1864. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Harriet Maria Button  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 May 1833 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 23 Jul 1918 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Harriet Maria Button Descendancy chart to this point (7.Jonathan7, 6.Jonathan6, 5.Jonathan5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Daniel3, 2.Mary2, 1.Mary1) was born on 30 May 1833 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 23 Jul 1918 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1833
    • Alternate birth: May 1834, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Her Find a Grave page gives her death date as 23 May 1918, but the grave itself clearly says 23 Jul 1918, which accords with other existing records.

    Harriet married William Marks in Oct 1855. William (son of James Marks and Saphronia Griswold) was born about 1833; died on 28 Oct 1913 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Arthur Lawrence Marks  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Sep 1866 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 16 Sep 1956 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.