Saturday, January 13, 2018

Surname Saturday ~ Tuttle of England, Ipswich and New Haven Colony

Northamptonshire (in red);
image courtesy Wikipedia

Early Tuttles (also spelled Totehyll and Tootill) are found in Northamptonshire, England. Simon Tuttle (born about 1560 and buried 15 June 1630 in Ringstead, Northamptonshire, England) was the father of three Great Migration immigrants: Richard, William, and John. I descend from William and John. In fact, these lines show that my paternal grandparents were 8th cousins and both of them were 9th cousins to my maternal grandfather making my parents 10th cousins, as descended from Simon Tuttle (abt. 1560-1630).

I descend four ways from Simon Tuttle (which I only recently discovered). I consider both John and William as immigrant ancestors and therefore label them both as Generation 1.

Generation 1: John Tuttle (1596-1656) married Joan Antrobus (1592-after 1660) in about 1627 and had five known children. John and his family arrived in Boston on the Planter in 1635 and settled in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, where many of their descendants are found.

As a Great Migration immigrant, John Tuttle has an extensive entry in Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 by Robert Charles Anderson, where it is noted that in February 1649/50, he entered into an unwise business deal which led to legal problems which seems to be why he moved to Carrickfergus, Ireland, in 1651, about five years before his death there on 30 December 1656.

I descend from their son Simon.

Ipswich within Essex County, Massachusetts;
image courtesy Wikipedia
Generation 2: Simon Tuttle (about 1630-1691/92) married Sarah Cogswell (about 1645-1731/32) in about 1663 and had twelve children. They lived in Ipswich. I descend from their sixth child (and fourth daughter) Abigail.

Generation 3: Abigail Tuttle (1673-1756) married Philemon Warner (1675-1741). They had nine children. I descend from their third youngest child, Nathaniel.

Generation 4: Nathaniel Warner (1707-1746) married Hannah Mountfort (1710-????) in Boston in 1732 (see below for her line). They had four children and I descend from their third child, Abigail.

Generation 5: Abigail Warner (1737-1821), who was a longtime brick wall for me, married Benjamin Page (1730-1812) in Boston in 1757. They had nine children and I descend from their middle child, Mary.

Generation 6: Mary Page (1771-1847) married Nathaniel Copeland (1765-1803)
Generation 7: Thomas Jefferson Copeland (1801-1877) married Julia Elvira Townsend
Generation 8: Henry Clay Copeland (1832-1912) married Sarah Lowell
Generation 9: Lowell Copeland (1862-1935) married Ethel May Greeley
Generation 10: Lowell Townsend Copeland (1900-1974) married Helen Lysle Hunter
Generation 11: My mother
Generation 12: Me


Dark area in center is New Haven Colony
image courtesy Wikipedia

Generation 1: William Tuttle (1607-1673) married Elizabeth _____ (16??-1684) in England. They arrived in Boston on the Planter in 1635. Two of their children were born in Boston, but by 1640, they had moved to New Haven Colony in Connecticut, where seven of their twelve children were born.

A Great Migration immigrant, like his brothers, he also has an extensive entry in Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 by Robert Charles Anderson, where it is noted that several of his children had "unusual traits of character," i.e. serious mental health issues!

The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards, by Ava Chamberlain, is a book that I've been meaning to read. The author was interviewed by Marion Pierre-Louis in a podcast from Fieldstone Common. Although I do not descend from this specific Tuttle, this should give me a good sense of this family and its "madness."

You can visit other bloggers' retelling of the trials and tribulations of this family by visiting the GeneabloggersTRIBE search page and entering a specific name in quotes in the search box.

I descend from their sixth child, Joseph, and ninth child, Simon (see next section).

Generation 2: Joseph Tuttle (1640-1690) married Hannah Munson (1648-1695) in 1667 in New Haven, Connecticut, and had nine children. I descend from their fourth child, Joanna, and their sixth child, Susanna (see two sections down).

Generation 3: Joanna Tuttle (1675-????) married Stephen Pangborn (about 1671-????) of Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey. I descend from their daughter, Hannah.

Generation 4: Hannah Pangborn (1714-1756) married her second cousin, Ephraim Tuttle (1710-1773), as his second wife, in 1734 in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, and had ten children. I descend from their second child and oldest daughter, Esther.

Generation 5: Esther Tuttle (1736-1807) married William Atwater (1731-1787) in 1754. They were Loyalists and moved to Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, after the Revolution, where they both died. They had eight children and I descend from their youngest child, Esther.

Generation 6: Esther Atwater (1771-1814) married George Whitman (????-1849) in 1788, in Guysborough. They had twelve children, born between 1789 and 1813. I am descended from their seventh child, Thomas Cutler Whitman.

Generation 7: Thomas Cutler Whitman (1803-1870) married Diana Morgan (1803-1861) in 1827. They moved from Nova Scotia to New York in 1857, where they both died. They had nine children and I descend from their oldest, Esther.

Generation 8: Esther Abigail Whitman (1828-1921) married James Pyle (1823-1900).
Generation 9: James Tolman Pyle (1855-1912) married Frances Adelaide McAlpin
Generation 10: Charles McAlpin Pyle (1893-1966) married Elizabeth Adsit
Generation 11: Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr. married my mother.
Generation 12: Me


Generation 2: Simon Tuttle (1647-1719), son of William and Elizabeth (see above), married Abigail _____ (????-1722) about 1679 and had at least four children. I descend from their second child, Timothy.

Generation 3: Timothy Tuttle (about 1682-1756) married Thankful Doolittle (about 1690-1728) in 1706 in Wallingford, Connecticut. They had ten children and I descend from their son, Ephraim.

Generation 4: Ephraim Tuttle (1710-1773) married his second cousin, Hannah Pangborn (1714-1756). See above for the continuation of the line with Esther Tuttle.


Generation 3: Susanna Tuttle (1679-1737), daughter of Joseph Tuttle and Hannah Munson (see above), married Samuel Todd ( 1672-1741) in 1698. They had nine children and I descend from their oldest, Lydia.

Generation 4: Lydia Todd (1699-1792) married Benjamin Doolittle (1695-1748/49) in 1717 in New Haven, Connecticut. They had eleven children and I descend from their youngest, Lucy.

Generation 5: Lucy Doolittle (1741-1824) married Simeon Chapin (1739-1799), a Revolutionary War veteran, in 1765 in Springfield, Massachusetts. They had ten children. I descend from their fifth child, Thankful Chapin.

Generation 6: Thankful Chapin (1774-1854) married her third cousin, once removed, Bezaleel Chapin (1769-1854) in 1790 in Springfield, Massachusetts. They had six children and I descend from their oldest, Orramel.

Generation 7: Orramel Chapin (1791-1866) married Susan Rood (1799-????) in 1816. Orramel's parents were both Chapins; three of Orramel's grandparents were Chapins, and of his eight great-grandparents, four descended from Deacon Samuel.

Generation 8: Susan Arville Chapin (1820-1906) married James Monroe Adsit. They moved to Chicago.
Generation 9: Charles Chapin Adsit (1853-1931) married Mary Bowman Ashby.
Generation 10: Elizabeth Adsit (1897-1983) married Charles McAlpin Pyle.
Generation 11: Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr. married my mother.
Generation 12: Me


Much of what I know about the early Tuttle lines are from the following sources:

Jacobus, Donald Lines. Families of Ancient New Haven. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923. Image copy. New England Historic Genealogical Society. : 2008. [Specifically the Tuttle Family, starting on page 1881.]

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. Early Families of Wallingford, Connecticut. 1870. Reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. [Specifically William Tuttle, starting on page 302]

Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration 1634-1635, Vol. VII, T-Y. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011. New England Historic Genealogical Society. : 2017. [Specifically pp. 138-145 for William Tuttle, and pp. 125-135 for John Tuttle.]

Greene, David L. Ph. D. "Origin of John Tuttle of Ipswich, Massachusetts." The American Genealogist 54 (1978): 173ff. Image copy. New England Historic Genealogical Society. ( : 2017).

Jacobus, Donald Lines and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families. Hartford, Connecticut: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952. Image copy. : 2017. [Specifically pages 771ff.]

Ferris, Mary Walton. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Cuneo Press, 1943. Image copy. : 2017. [Specifically pages 602ff.]

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the work you did researching and posting. This is very well done. I particularly appreciate the references. When I saw the NEGHS references I realized how much I had forgotten about New England references. We used to live a subway ride from the NEGHS facility in Boston. When I retired and we moved west I donated most of my genealogy library to a local library. Dumb idea because you are never done.