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WILLIAM FREDERICK DOOLITTLE, M. D.
In the continual remembrance of a glorious past, individuals and nations find their
noblest inspiration. — fVm. Osier, M. D.
ACMt PRINTING COMPANY
Sweet memories of the long ago
Steal o'er me like a magic spell ;
They check my spirit's gladsome flow,
And yet, I love them, ah ! so well.
I live again those bygone years
Which now lie sleeping in the tomb,
Each in its shroud of smiles and tears,
Of brightest light and deepest gloom.
I love to dream of that far-off time,
When all the links in friendship's chain
Were true and strong and in their prime,
Where naught but fragments now remain ;
For many links long since have perished,
Some lost, some scattered, some remain,
While few have tarnished which we cherished
In friendship's magic golden chain.
I love the past, though fraught with pain,
As well as joy and hopes and fears;
Yet, I would not bring back again
Those precious, cherished, bygone years ;
For sorrows past possess a charm,
And pleasures double seem to be.
And even fears bring no alarm
When floating back through memory.
Then let me dream fond dreams of yore.
Of years which cannot come again,
Of joys and griefs to come no more,
Of broken links in friendship's chain.
All blend in one harmonious strain
Which echoes through my inmo.st heart;
It brings a kind of blissful pain —
I would 'twould nevermore depart.
— Evangeline B. Blanchard, in Troy Telegram.
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY
From SEVENTH GENERATION to date.
"They do me wrong who say I come no more,
When once I knock and fail to find you in ;
For every day I stand outside your door
And bid you wake and rise to fight and win."'
Lydia Doolittle (Jared), b. Feb. 24, 1799; m. July 21, 1818, Hezekiah
Nichols, b. Apr. 23, 1790. They res'd at New Haven, Oswego Co., N. Y.
She d. Oct. 7, 1837. H^ "1- 2] Nov. 28, 1838, her sis. Mary Ann, b. Aug.
I, 1812. He d. Feb. 1855; she d. Apr. 28, 1856. ch. (i m) :
3669. i. Caroline Louisa b. Nov. 17, 1819; m. i] Nov. 10, 1840, Edmond E. Wells;
m. 2] Sept. 12, 1848, Lafayette Alfred at Mexico. N. Y. He d. ; she d. Apr. 10. 1891.
Ch. (2 m.) : Chas. F., Helen A.
3670. ii. Eliza Ann b. Mar. 19, 1822; d. June 18. 1834.
3671. iii. Abbey Amelia b. Mar. 21, 1824; d. Dec 15, 1846.
3672. iv. Lydia Maria b. June 26, 1827; d. Jure 3. 1828.
3673. v. Samuel b. Sept. 2, '29; capt. ; m. Jan. 30, 1856, Margaret L. Goit (3710)
Both d. ; he d. 1903. Ch. : Julia S. b. June 14, 1870; res. '04 at Mexico, N. Y.
3674. vi. Ann Eliza b. Aug. 31, 1835; d. Sept. 3, 1838. (2 m.) :
3675. vii. Alfred Lewis b. Nov. 17, 1839; d. Aug. 15, 1848.
3676. viii. John L. b. Nov. 17, 1841 ; m. Rickard Sept. 4, 1865. He d. July 14,
1897. Ch.: Henry H.; Chas. E.
3677. ix. Henry Eugene b. Dec. 14, 1847; m. Sept. 9, 1868, Cornelia Andrews. He
d. Oct. 21, 1902. Ch. : Gertrude A.; Harry A.; Mary H. ; Wm. E.
Reuben H. Doolittle (Jared). b. Mar. 15, 1801, at Rome, X. Y. ; m.
Dec. 21, 1824 Eliza Delano b. in Conn. Dec. 12, 1804; res'd at New Haven,
N. Y. (where the ch. were bom), also many yrs. at Somerset, Niagara Co.
N. Y. where he d. Mar. 14, 1878. Eliza d. there June 8, 1879. ch :
3678. i. Lorenzo S. b. Dec. 19, 1825 ; m. Maryette Goflfe of Richland, N. Y. She
d. 1856. He m. 2] Mar. 9, 1858 Elizabeth D. Nelson. He d. in Union Army Oct.
28, 1863. Ch. (I m.):
a. Frank d. 1876. a "much loved brother."
b. Mary E. m. Chas. F. Bishop of Niagara Co. N. Y. ; res. at St. Johns. Mich, till
1901 ; rem. to coast and res. '05 Seattle, Wash. Cb. : Chas.; Dan.; Ray; dau. d.
1888. (2 m.) :
c. Francelia L. b. Apr. 14, i860; d. Mar. 12. 1891.
d. Jesse L. b. Feb. 27, 1863.
3679. ii. Henryctte b. 1828; d. s.
596 THE DooivinxE famii^y.
3680. iii. Orson b. 1830; d. s.
3681. iv. Watson b. 1833; d. s.
3682. V. Alfred b. 1835; d. about 1861 in Union Army; iinm.
3683. vi. Harriet E. b. 1838; res. Juddc, Orleans Co., N. Y. and m. Jan. 4, '53,
Caleb s. of Caleb and Rhoda [Simons] Shattuck of Hamilton, N. Y. b. Jan. 14, 1814,
and m. i] 1833 Rosette Gilman, who d. 1851 a 32; no ch. by 2d wf. ; 5 by ist. Har-
riet res'd near Oswego and d. abt. 1865.
3684. vii. Lydia b. 1842; m. in Somerset, N. Y. Apr. 27, 1876 Adelbert Magoffin;
res. '05 Rhodes, Mich. Ch. : Orla b. Sept. 11, 1877.
Chauncey Butler Doolittle (Jared), b. Mar. 23, 1803, near Oswego, N.
Y. ; m. Delight A. dau. of Alba and Sally (Morgan) Dean. Sally's mother
was Eunice (dau. of Ambrose) Doolittle (363). Delight's gt. gr. father
Dean came from Scotland. Her bro. Munson Doolittle Dean an architect
and builder in Chicago d. 1902. Chauncy was tall, slender and of light
complexion; sett, at New Haven, N. Y. ; rem. soon to Oswego but ret. to
N. H. not long before his death which was on Dec. 25, 1863. He was
buried at N. H. He had followed the dairy business and gardening on a
large scale one mile out of Oswego. His wid. was b. at Volney near Os-
wego. She passed her last days at home of dau. Abbey in Cleveland, O.
where she d. 1897, a. "jj. Death was due to prostration from excessive heat
of the "Fourth." Mr. Thos. Lees who conducted the funeral services paid
high tribute to the character of Mrs. D., and dwelt on her sympathy and
cooperation in the abolition cause and later with the spiritualistic move-
ment. She was well-read and had a splendid memory. She was buried at
Sandy Creek, N. Y. in the family lot. She left 3 daus., 4 sis., and many
gr. ch. CH. :
3685. i. Cordelia b. Jan. 5, 1843; m. Jos. (s. of Edward) Penfield b. June 3, '40;
res'd New Haven, N. Y. ; bkpr. and cashier in Mack's store; later tea merch. Wf.
d. 1874; he m. 2d ; res. '04 in Minneapolis. Ch. : Edward b. Apr. 6, 1869; m. ;
res. '04 near father.
3686. ii. Frances b. Nov. 12, 1844; m. Dr. Sam. J. Crocket. They res. '04 Sandy
Creek, N. Y. CH.:
fl. Rob't b. Apr. 27, 1873; d. Apr. 27, 1874.
h. Rob't ; physician ; m. Mabel Smith. Ch. : Julia ; Helen.
c. Hugh b. Mar. 13, 1881 ; d. Oct. sm. yr.
3687. iii. Lewis Garrison b. June 12, 1848 in Oswego. On Aug. 25. 1864 at 16, he
enlisted in Co. D. 184th N. Y. vols, organized at O. Reaching Washington he was
assigned to ist brig. 3d div. 6th corps, and campaigned under Sheridan. Was in
the; DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 597
battle of Cedar Creek Oct. 19, '64 and operated in Shenandoah Valley till Dec. '64.
Then moved to Wash, thence to Harrison's Landing assigned to a separate brig, in
army of the James, in which he was in the Pittsburg and Richmond compaigns until
Gen. Lee's surrender. Then did duty in section near Cedar Point, Va. He was
honorably mustered out of service at City Point June 29, 1865.
Returning home he became a machinist and pattern maker and actively
interested in organized labor. At Fairport, N. Y. he joined Perinton lodge No.
180 about 1887. Locating in Syracuse he joined Salt Springs lodge no. 232 by
card became a P. M. and to his death was an active member. He was one of the
projectors of the A. O. U. W. hall in the Bastahle block, and much of its success is
due to his unceasing efforts and tireless energry.
In Nov. 1896 he and others assisted in the ceremony at organization of the On-
ondaga Valley lodge No. 122. Being delayed till after st. cars stopped, they walked
home. From that night he felt pain in left leg, at first thought rheumatic, but later
a disease of the bone, requiring amputation. The operation at House of the Good
Shepherd was satisfactorily done and a promising convalesence began. But after a
few days he grew worse and d. Sunday p. m., a week later. Mar. 14, 1897. He left
a wf., 4 daus. and a son. The funeral was at the fam. res., 116 Sand St., Syracuse,
Wed. p. m., and largely attended by A. O. U. W. and Degree of Honor, eager to
pay a last tribute to his memory. The home service was conducted by Rev. R. E.
Burton of Deleware Bapt. chh. At the grave the impressive ceremony of the A. O.
U. W. was held. Interment was at Woodlawn. Floral offerings were profuse and
Mr. Doolittle's obituary states he lead "a life which was beautiful in its sim-
plicity, joyful in its nature, honest and straightforward in its dealings, condoling
and sympathetic in its manifestations to those in distress and whose generosity knew
no limit. . . No member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen in this city
[Syracuse] will be more sadly missed than Brother Doolittle. He was the life of
Salt Spgs. and Central City lodges, whose meetings he rarely missed up to the time
of his being bed-ridden. He was always the central figure in every good work, and
everything he undertook was invariably successful."
Anticipating the end before going to the hosp. he had called his fam. and inti-
mate friends to his bedside and made final requests and plans, even arranging that
the beautiful song, "Abide with me," be sung at his funeral. He was a good hus-
band, a loving father and a true friend.
The joint board of trustees of A. O. U. W. hall at a special meeting held the
evening after he d. adopted the following:
"For the first time since the organization of this board, death has entered our
little circle and taken from it one of our beloved associates. Brother Lewis G.
Doolittle of Salt Springs lodge. Words are inadequate to express our sorrow upon
this occasion. The vacancy in our number caused by his death can never be filled.
Others may perform the duties of his office, but the genial presence, the kindly word,
the pleasant associations and the inspiring friendship can never be restored.
"We extend to the bereaved widow and fatherless children our most heartfelt
sympathy in this sad hour of their affliction and ciMiimend them to the care of the
Great Supreme Master Workman 'Who doeth all things well.' "
Appropriate resolutions were also passed by Central City lodge. Salt Spgs. lodge
No. 232 and the following by the Degree of Honor :
"Wherkas, The shadow of death has again crossed the threshold of our lodge
and fallen upon one of the most beloved members of the order, Brother Lewis G.
Doolittle, always kind and devoted to our principles, a loving husband and father,
has been called to the presence of the .Ml Wise in whose hands are the destinies
of man, there to await the coming of the beloved ones in that better land. Of a
698 THB DOOLITTLE FAMILY.
genial nature, he endeavored to make this world better and by kind words and acts
did much to make our order useful and attractjj/e. His untimely death removes
a bright example of patience and bravery under great affliction. His name will ever
be honored by Union lodge No. 8, Degree of Honor A. O. U. W., and his memory
will remain while there lives one who knew him. Therefore be it
"Resolved, That this memorial of his manly qualities and of his usefulness as a
member be inscribed on our records and a copy thereof sent to his bereaved family.
"Fraternally submitted. Mrs. A. C. Howe, Mrs. M. Lichtenberg, H. R. HoUenbeck."
Mr. D. m. Addy dau. of Dea. Barr and gr. dau. of Rev. Barr. She was b. Dec
24, 1852. They res'd in Syracuse. CH. :
a. Alfred B. b. Aug. 7, 1873; res. '04 at Syracuse; coal and wood merch. ; unm.
b. Alice May b. Oct. 23, 1876; m. at S. 1899 Bert Hannan as 2d wf. He m. i]
Halliday. They res. '04 in Pa. Ch. : Adelaide b. June 8, '01 ; Dorothy b. Dec.
22, '02 ; d. Oct. 23, '03.
c. Florence b. July 27, 1879; ^- Alexander Colette; res. '04 at S. Ch. : Vincent
Lewis b. May 21, '03.
d. Helen Frances b. Nov. 9, 1880; res. '04 at S.
e. Adelaide Barr b. Aug. i, 1883; res. '04 at S; a teacher.
3688. iv. Abbey Amelia b. Jan. 18, 1851 ; m. Oscar J. Thayer Feb. 14, 1872 at Os-
wego. He was s. of Lorenzo and Marcia (Baker) T. and m. i] Jane Ann Levey,
who d. Jan. 4, 1871. Oscar d. Dec. 25, 1879, at Somerset. Abbey res. '04, in Cleve-
land, O. CH.:
a. Nellie Cordelia b. Aug. i, 1875 at Somerset ; m. June 14, 1899, Edgar Russell Em-
merson s. of Wm. and Lizzie (Russell) E. Ch. : Wm. Thayer b. June 23. 1900.
b. Jennie Marcia b. Aug. 11, 1878 at Somerset; m. Harvey Lewis Copeland June 30,
1899 s. of Jas. and Alice (Bingham) C. Jennie d. May 13, 1900 leaving s.
Alden Jas. 11 days old. Harvey m. 2] 1903 Cath. Stenwood.
3689. v. Helen Delight b. Jan. 16, 1854; m. 1875, Abraham L. Carson b. May 10,
1850; furniture dealer. They res. '04, at Rochester, N. Y. Ch. : i] Edward Lee b.
Mar. 23, 1876; m. Cath. McFarland of Cleveland b. 1878; res. '04, at Rochester and
have s. Leonard Lee. 2] Raymond Lewis b. Feb. 19, 1882; res. '04, at R. unm.
Seth Doolittle ,(Jared) b. June 18, 1805, in N. Y. He m. Charlotte
Davis b. July, 1806 and rem. to Sharon, Wis, in early days. He was a dry
goods merch. smart and influential ; was not tall but stout, and is described
as "a very handsome man and very much respected by all who knew him."
He was very proud of his family. He d. Jan. 29, 1872; wid. d. Mar. 13,
1873. CH. ;
3690. i. Wallace Eugene b. Dec. 11, 1828; d. July 11, 1830.
3691. ii. Orlando Whitney b. Feb. 7, 1831 ; enlisted fr. Sharon Sept. 13, '61, Co.
C. 13th reg't inf.; serg't; ist serg't ; disc. Apr. 29, '62; disability. He m. and res'd
at Sharon. He d. Nov. 13, 1893. ch. :
a. Ada prob. d. unm.
b. Chas. Durkee b. at S. ; became locomotive engineer ; m. Emma dau. of Jos. and
Harriet (Herbert) Marcotte; res'd at Negoinee, Ishpiming, Esconaba, and at
Iron River, Mich, where he d. Apr. 1885. Ch. : i] Ada Marcotte b. in Negoinee
Apr. 8, 1882; d. at L R_ June 13, 1884. 2] Orlando Marcotte b. Florence, Wis.
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 599
Aug. s, '83; 3] Isla M. b. at F. Sept. i, '85. Charles' wid. after 3 yrs. m. 2]
Henry C. Campbell, a newspaper man ; has 2 ch. and a few yrs. ago res. in
Milwaukee, where the 2 Doolittle ch. were in high school. Dau. Isla sett, in
Cleveland, O. in '08 as a teacher ; took step-father's name, Campbell.
3692. iii. Frances Ann b. Feb. 23, 1833 ; d. Sept. i, 1836.
3693. iv. Eugene b. Jan. i, 1835 ; d. Feb. 5, 1842.
3694. V. Alfred twin b. July i, 1838; d. Aug. 21, 1838.
3695. vi. Albert, twin, d. Mar. 2, 1900; prob. res'd near Sharon, Wis. His wid. m.
2] David Jenks and res'd a few yrs. ago at Madison, S. Dak. ch. :
a. Seth J. b. Oct. 19, 1862; m. dau. of his father's sis. Josephine; res. '04, at
3696. vii. , son, b. May 16, 1843; d. sm. da.
3697. viii. Francis b. June 15, 1844; d. Oct. 21, 1902; m. ; he was in Union
Army; res'd at Sharon.
3698. ix. Louisa Josephine b. Nov. 18, 1845; m. 1866 and d. over 30 yrs.
ago; no. of ch. Their dau. m. Seth Doolittle (36950).
Dr. John B. Doolittle (Jared), b. Oct. 12, 1807; physician; m. in X.
Y. ; rem. west where he d. many years ago. ch. ;
3699. i. Charles C. res. '06 at Estherville, la. where he is Referee in Bankruptcy
under the U. S. Circuit and District Courts for Northern Dist. of la. He m. .
Ch.: Harry H., Harriet A., Edith E., Lois S., Luke C, Lydia A.
3700. ii. Oscar d. y. of diphtheria at Oswego.
3701. iii. Lydia Ann, m. June 4, '56 Nathan H. Oglesby, a relative of Senator O. :
d. Nov. 15, 1877 in Plymouth, Ind., a. 39 y. 3 ch. : Rolla, Eugenia, .
3702. iv. Amelia, d. unm.
Alfred W. Doolittle (Jared) b. Mar. 3, 1810; m. and res'd in Kenosha,
Wis. Later he went to Cal. prospecting and was lost track of. His fam.
remained at K. The daus. rec'd a careful education and became school
teachers at K. ch. :
3703. i. Amelia. 3704. ii. Harriet. 3705. iii. Florence.
Kesiah L. Doolittle (Jesse), b. Sept. 10, 1802; m. il — Whitney; m.
2] David Goit of Mexico, N. Y. as 2d wf. She res'd at Mexico; d. Jan. 17,
1859. ch. (I m.) :
3706. i. Lester Whitney, d. before 1859 at Mexico. (2 m.) :
3707. ii. Addison Goit.
3708. iii. Edison C — , dau. Carrie L. G — res. '05 Webster City, la.
3709. iv. Jenotte G — ni. Morgan Evects, res'd in Cal.
3710. v. Margaret L. G — ni. Capt. Nichols (3673).
600 THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY.
David Jesse Doolittle (Jesse), b. May 20, 1819; father d. when David
was 9 yrs. old; David m. 1842, Sally Penfield of Oswego b. Dec. 18, 1826.
They res'd. at Oswego Centre, N. Y. He was of light complexion ; became
paralyzed 1890. David d. May 27, 1893. Sally d. Jan. 8, 1901. ch. ;
371 1. i. Maria b. Jan. i, 1843; m. Ottman ; d. Aug. 27, 1881 ; left 2 s.
3712. ii. Sylvia b. Aug. 28, 1844; m. Hercules Powell; she d. Sept. 24, 1895. Ch. :
Jesse of Syracuse.
3713. iii. Henrietta b. Nov. 26, '45; m. John B. Millot. He d. ; was owner of City
Brewery. She d. Apr. 7, 1901, leaving 4 daus. in Oswego.
3714. iv. David M b. Dec. 24, 1849; d. Sept. 27, 1855.
3715. v. Herbert E b. Jan. 27, 1854; d. Sept. 6, 1859.
3716. vi. Carrie b. Dec. 12, 1856; d. Nov. 5, 1863.
3717. vii. Albert R. b. Aug. 29, 1861 ; m. and res. '05 in Minetto, N. Y. ; has one s.
22 yrs. old. ,
Solomon L. Doolittle (Jesse), b. Dec. 14, 1822; became blind at 16; m.
Maria Haskins of Schroeppel, N. Y. He carried on an extensive grocery
business at Mexico, N. Y. until the civil war. Then having made a fortune
he retired. In 1891 res'd near bro. David very feeble. He d. Dec. 10,
1896; wf. d. 2 yrs. later. No ch.
John Doolittle (Titus), b. in Russell, Mass.; m. ; res. in Phila. in 30s
where he was in business, but 10 yrs. later went West and was lost
track of. CH. :
3718. i. W!m. W. m. Margaret Day; d. abt. 1871. In '91 wid. res. in Baltimore.
3719. ii. Mary M. m. a Mr. Smith; son Lewis W. was salesman for A. T. Stew-
art of N. Y. City.
3720. iii. Sarah. 3721. iv. Lewis.
Stephen Tracy Doolittle (Titus), see pg. 355. His mother d. on the
farm in 1843 from burns, when she fell into a charcoal furnace over-
come by fumes. When his father m. 2] a wid. named Streator, Stephen
toolc mother's family name Tracy. His ist wf. Jeanette d. without
ch. In 1857 he was in business in Cleveland, O. ; had m. 2] Winslow
and had a s. 2-3 yrs. old, later another.
THE DOOLITTLE FAMII^Y. 601
Joel Doolittle (Titus), see pg. 355; m. Eliza Hammond shortly before
his fatal trip. No ch.
Elizabeth Doolittle (Titus), called "Bettie" ; a beautiful young lady, to
be m. soon, was poisoned by mistaking arsenic for quinine.
Laura Doolittle (Titus) b. in Russell, Mass. Oct. 18, 1796. She m. i]
June II, 1817 Grove Winchell b. at Turkey Hills, Ct. Nov. 22, 1795 s. of
Grove and Grace (Moore) W. He was a very extensive farmer in Nor-
wich (now Huntington), Mass., where he d. 1847. She m. 2] Col. Josiah
Perkins a very prominent man and some yrs. ago res. in Huntington, Lo-
rain Co., O. All the ch. except the last were b. in Chester, Mass. ch. :
3722. i. Laura Matilda b. Dec. 3, 1818; unm.
3723. ii. Emeline Stiles b. Jan. 29, 1821 ; m. Edward Williams of Norwich 1841,
who d. at Amherst 1865. Ch. : Agnes S., B. Harthy, Alice E., Frank S.
3724. iii. Amanda Ferguson b. Oct. 11, 1822; m. Wm. H. Burt farmer of Long-
meadow, Mass. Ch. : Arthur W., Celia C, Frank G., Florence M., Lilian M.. Mary
L., Harry M., Wm.
3725. iv. Louisa Phimelia b. Feb. 28, 1824; m A. L. Curtiss, Dec. 28. 1842. an ex-
tensive gardener and seed grower at Fair Haven, Ct. Ch. : Ellen L., Julius D., My-
ron W. Albert L., Kate E., Harriet A., Edward C, Chas. M., Jennie G., Harry H.,
3726. V. Agnes Doolittle b. Sept. 16, '25 ; m. James L. Smith, of Springfield,
Mass., Aug. I, 1852; later res, in Cleveland, O., in carpet bus. Ch. : Katty M., Clinton
F., Jessie A., Harry J.
3727. vi. Mary Sophia b. Feb. 16, 1827; m. Noah S. Bartlett M. D of Norwich,
Mass. June i, 1848. He d. at Wheeling, W. Va. 1858. I-ater wid. was in hospital
work in Cleveland 6 yrs. In 1869 she res. in Evenston, 111. Ch. : Clara L., Harry
A., Frank E., Wm. C.
3728. vii. Elizabeth Smith b. Feb. 4, 1829; m. Franklin E. Morse 1851 ; gen. ticket
agt. M. S. Ry. Chicago. Ch. : Lucy M., Ada G., Albert S.. Chauncey F., Walter S.
3729. viii. Edward Grove b. Mar. 11, 1833: grad. in dentistry 1855; estab a very
prosperous practice in Wheeling; sold out 1865, took fani. to Paris and traveled in
Europe. Returning he sett, at Baltimore and conducted Winchell Dental Assoc'n
with branch in Detroit. Ch. : Edward E., Annie L.
3730. ix. Fanny Villiroy b. Norwich. May 8, 1837; m. 1863 Merwin E. Hem-
niingvvay b. No. Haven, Ct. 1832; res. 1809 Fair Haven, Ct. Ch. : Louis R. Clinton G.
Mary Doolittle (Titus), b. iSoo ; m. John La Zello who worked for her
father at Russell and came after them to Onondaga Co. N. Y. ; res'd at
602 TH^ DOOLITTI.E I^AMIIvY.
Jamesville. John d. when the ch. were quite young and Mary took two
youngest to Phila. to res. 1836. Older s. stayed with gr. parents. Mary
m. 26. 1849, 3. wid'r named Bell, a retired chemist who d. 1852. In 1855
Mary took her aged father to res. at her home in Phila. She d. July 20,
1879, a. 79, and is buried beside father in Woodland cem. on banks of
Schuylkill in Phila. CH. :
3781. i. A. Judson b. in Russell Mar. 22, 1822; res. with gr. parents; later many
yrs. harness mkr. at Painesville, O. ; m. in 40s Miss M. Butler of Perry, O. He d
at home of sis. in Phila., Feb., 1893. Ch. : Dau. d. y. ; Ellen res'd in Phila.,, Lucy
near Geneva, O., Minnie near Kingsville, and Judson res, in Phila. ; all m.
3732. ii. L. Elvira b. Jan. 15, 1826; m. i] Sam Nickum in Phila. 1855 ; m. 2] Gus
Rice. She res. '05 in Camden, N. J. Ch. (i m.) : Wm. B. d. y., Edward, Janette,
Josie; all have families.
3733- iii- H. Henry b. Mar. 16, 1830 at Jamesville, Onon Co. N. Y. ; m. 1856 Hat-
tie S. Mason of La Grange, O. ; sett, in Cleveland, with L. S. Ry. ; served 3 yrs. in
war as courier in 13th Mass. Vol.; wf. d. 1866; he res'd in N. Carolina and m. 2]
at Bath, N. C. 1870, Nannie Robinson, but rem. to Wash., D. C, 1876; res. there in
gov't service '07; 2d wf. d. 1899. Ch. (i m.) : H. A., son, was '05 mining in Daw-
son, Alaska; Chas. D. in gov't service in Manilla; (2 m.) : Mary, Emily L. ; both m.
Amanda Doolittle (Titus), m. Alva Ferguson. In 1902 she res. with
only dau., a farmer's wf., near old home at Ellington, Chautauqua Co.
Sophia Doolittle (Titus), b. 1806 at Russell: m. May 13, 1829 at R.
to ElHs C. Scott b. 1796, at Belchertown, Mass. Later they res. at Ashta-
bula, O. She d. Nov. 1848 at Gustavius, O. He d. at Erie, Pa. 1869. ch. :
3734. i. Mary Sybil b. at R. Nov. 30, 1829; m. Jan. 3, 1849, Egbert N. Bradly b.
Jan. 10, 1827. She was buried at La Crosse, Wis. Nov. 19, 1903. He d. there May
21, 1904. Ch. : Emma S., Fred N., Chas. J.
3735- ii- Janette Tracey m. Julius C. Weaver. She d. abt. 1890, at Erie, Pa. He
res. '03 at Ashtabula. Ch. : Chas. E., Geo. A., Nellie S.
3736. iii. Geo. W. twin b. Ashtabula, Aug. 30, '40; served in Civil War in ist Wis.
bat. It. artillery 1861-65. He m. Jan. 5, 1865, at Blanford, Mass., Miss Olive L.
Crosby b. Mar. 7, 1844. They res. '02, at La Crosse, Wis. He is a painter. Ch. :
Nellie E., Emma L., Gertrude G.
3737. iv. Susan Conly twin; m. i] Dec. 26, '50 Ira A. Willard of Harbor Creek.
Erie Co. Pa. ; rem. to Kan. where he d. Jan. 21, 1885, of Bright's disease. She m. 2]
Rev. E. B. Zimmerman. He d. 1900. She res. '02 in Kan. No ch.
3738. V. Ellen Alida m. i] Aug. 31, 1861, Jas Randall b. Dec. 30, 1834. He d. in
Civil War Apr. 16, 1865. She m. 2] 1875, Wm. Burton of Sparta, Wis. where they
res. '02. Ch. (i m.) : Grace.
JOHN TITUS DOOLITTLE ESQ. (1735)
THK DOOLITTL^ FAMILY. 603
Sarah Doolittle (Titus), m. Russel S. Willis in Cattaraugus, N. Y.
wher'e they sett. In 1892 rem. to St. Paul, Minn, where he d. She d. there
Jan. 31, 1899 a. 87. ch. :
3739. i. Lorain b. Nov. 27, 1833; m. Henry Ewing in Cattaraugus. Her sons are
lawyers '02 in St. Paul. Ch. : Frank H., Cora S., Arthur W., Sidney G.
3740. ii. Heman, eld. s. d. in Col. in the 90s.
3741. iii. Rufus Titus. 3742. iv. Edson Augustus.
John Titus Doolittle (Joel), b. at Middlebury, Vt. Nov. 13, 181 1. He
grad. at Middlebury College in class of 1834, and studied law in office of
his father who for a number of yrs. was Judge of the Supreme Court of
Vt. John moved to Painesville, O. 1837; was admitted to the Ohio bar;
then went to Huron, O. and practiced two yrs. but returned to Painesville
and sett, permanently. He m. there June 14, 1838, Ann M. Marshall of
Painesville b. 181 8. He d. at P. having been ill for 16 mo. Aug. 12, 1871.
His wid. m. 2] E. T. Frisbie and res. at 139 Bank st. P. till she d. in Apr.
'04. She was hale and hearty and in full possession of her faculties to
"For twenty-seven consecutive years Mr. Doolittle has held the office of Mag-
istrate. During all the business years of his life, in all his private and public rela-
tions, he has held the full and entire confidence of the whole community. Of un-
blemished integrity, liberal and unselfish, with a heart full of sympathy for all in
need or affliction, he secured for himself universal esteem and the reputation of a
good and just man. We have often thought that his life exemplified the description
given by our Saviour of the "Good Samaritan" in never passing by on the other
side, but with free hand and warm heart binding up the wounds of all whom he
met needing aid and sympathy. And thus he passed away, without leaving reproach
from even one of his large circle of acquaintances. As a Christian gentleman, his
life was an unblemished one. With large and liberal views, divested of the narrow
bounds which sometimes trammel and dim the Christian life and influence, his re-
ligious principles and daily walk were yet an example of that purity of life which
should mark the path of every Christian." — Painesville Telegraph, Aug. 17, 1871.
3743, i. Joel M. b. Mar. 15, 1839; d. in 1840.
3744. ii. Sarah Elizabeth b. Nov. 2, 1840; m. at Painesville. Aug. 17, '70 Bur-
well Goode Wilkerson of Sedalia, Mo. He was b. May 11, 1836, s. of Chas. N and
Martha (Goode) W. He grad. at Miami Univ. i860; studied law at Wilmington, O. ;
was admit, to bar at Columbus, O. 1862. He practiced in Wilmington till 1867, then
rem. to Sedalia, Mo., and continued his professional career. In 18S6 his partner was
Mr. Montgomery at 210 Ohio St. Mr. W. was county att'y 1869-70 and 1874-5. I"
604 THE DOOLITTLE I^AMirvY.
1866 he became a Mason, a charter member of Granite Lodge A. F. and A. M. or-
ganized in Sedalia 1868, and master of the lodge 1872. He was High Priest of Se-
dalia Royal Arch Commandery 1870; and 1871-2, Eminent Commander of St. Omor
Commandery; and in 1878, Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Commandery of the
State. He is a pronounced Republican. His wf. d. Aug. 21, 1891, at Sedalia. The
U. S. Biog. Diet, says of him :
"He is of medium height with a refined countenance, frank, honest, candid,
upright, even his enemies being judges. He is a man of decided opinion which on
proper occasions he expresses boldly and fearlessly. As a lawyer he stands high
and although not a fluent speaker, is well read and possessed of a clear, sound
judgment. Socially he is affable and a welcome companion, full of humor, kind and
liberal, resolute and persevering." CH. :
o, Fred'k Doolittle b. June 5, 1871 ; m. 1904, Grace Stambaugh of Youngstown, O.
b. Elizabeth Goode b. Sept. 26, 1872; d. at S. June 24, 1877.
c. Geo. Rappan b. Nov. 20, 1873.
3745. iii. Chas. Edward b. Apr. 10, 1842; res. '07, in Hamilton, Ont., where he is
a prominent member of The Hamilton Steel & Iron Co. He was pres. of the On-
tario Rolling Mill Co. He is associated with his bros. R. E. and H. M. in The
DoouTTLE Bros. Co., dealers in general hardware at Painesville. He m. at P. Oct.
16, 1872, Juliet E. b. Apr. 20, 1844, dau. of Judge Aaron Wilcox, and gr. dau. of
Moses Wilcox, who with twin bro. Aaron came from Ct. to Western Reserve in 1810
and sett, in what is called Twinsburg, in honor of them. Juliet's bro. Aaron M.
was a prominent iron mfgr. of Cleveland, St. Louis and Hamilton. CH. :
a. Juliet W. b. Oct. 6, 1873.
b. Chas. Marshall b Sept. 2, 1876; m. Marie W. Nov. 17, 1906.
c. Wilcox b. Feb. 2, 1880.
d. Eliza b. June 19, 1883.
3746. iv. John Titus b. Oct. 30, 1844. ; res. in Painesville. ; unm.
3747. V. Robert Eugene b. Dec. i, '51 ; m. Jan. 8, '73, Alice S. Andress at Elyria
O. where they res. in 1890. In '07 they live in Painesville, where he is a member of
The Doouttle Bros. Co., an enterprising general hardware concern, organized in
'04 with $20,000 capital. CH. :
a. Chas. Henry b. May 7, 1874; appt. on ry. mail service i8g8; m. June, 1901 Orah
Hance; res. '07 in Elyria. Ch. : i. Wm. Harold b. Apr. 8, 1902; 2. Edith b.
Aug. 4, '03; 3. Mabel b. Dec. 20, 1904.
b. Harold Medoris b. Aug. 27, 1877; grad. at U. of M. Medical Dept. 1902; Pro-
fessor of Anatomy and Clinical Surgery at Baylor University, Dallas,
c. Mary Edith b June 22, 1879; d. Nov. 26, 1883.
3748. vi. Herbert Marshall b. Nov. 26, '53, was with Cleveland, Brown & Co. and
res. in Cleveland in 1889. Later returned to Painesville and with bro. Chas. and
Rob't opened a store for builders' and general hardware with the firm name Dog-
little Bros. It was incorporated 1904, as The Doolittle Bros. Co. They also deal
in house furnishing supplies, cutlery, tools, Oliver plows, glass, lead, mixed paints,
oils, etc. He m. at P. Sept. 5, 1894, Bella Irene (dau. of Pliny the s of Nath'l) Pratt
b. Sept. 5, 1858, in W. Killingly, Ct. The wedding was at the bride's home and attended by
a throng of guests. Both were popular society people. The gifts were most elegant.
They sett, at first in Cleveland, where he was sec'y of Condit-Fuller Co. CH.:
a. Marshall Charles b. June 23, 1896, at P.
3749. vii. Mary Edith b. Apr. 17, 1859; was m. at Painesville Aug. 26, '90 to Isaac
K. Pierson. It was by far the prettiest home wedding that had marked the social
THS nOOLirtht FAMILY. 605
history of that city for many mos. and occurred at the res. of her mother. A few
very intimate friends of the young couple and the members of the two families made
a very social and merry wedding party. The groom was of Nicaraugua, but his
parents Col. and Mrs. J. L. Pierson res. at P. In July, '08, while Mary and hus-
band were on a trip in Honduras he was thrown from his horse and killed.
Hon. Charles Hubbard Doolittre (Joel), b. Oct. 20, 1814, at Middlebury,
Vt. ; grad. at Middlebury College with honor. He came to Ohio 1831 ;
studied law with bro. ; was admitted to the bar and practiced a short time
at Sandusky, O. ; res. at Huron, O. 1837. In 1841 rem. to Unionville, O.
but in 1850 sett, in Elyria and res. there 40 yrs. On Dec. 25, 1842, he m.
Miss Elizabeth Kemp of Geneva, O. who followed his fortunes with un-
wavering fidelity for nearly 50 yrs. and who watched over and cared for
him in the feebleness of his last hours with a tenderness that could only
spring from the supremest love and reverence. From 1850-57 he prac-
ticed law and part of that time was Justice of the Peace. In 1857 he was
elected Probate Judge of Lorain Co. ; was twice re-elected, occupying that
office 9 successive yrs. In the discharge of these judicial duties he won
a high place in the estimation of the public as an upright and able judge.
Soon after leaving this office he had a long and severe illness from which
he did not recover so as to be able to restime his law practice for several
yrs. In 1874 he was again elected Magistrate of Elyria, a position he ac-
ceptably and worthily filled up to the close of his life. He d. at his home
on Fifth St. Sunday at i :3o p. m. June 21, 1890, in his 76th yr. The fu-
neral services were held at the family res. Tuesday p. m., Revs. W. A.
Spinney and E. E. Williams officiating. The members of the Lorain Coun-
ty Bar attended in a body. The following notice appeared in the local
newspaper at that time:
"Though not entirely unexpected his death brought a sudden and painful shock
to his numberless friends all about him and has cast a gloom over our entire com-
munity. For forty years Judge Doolittle has been a resident of Elyria and most
of the time a conspicuous public character, honored and beloved in every walk of
life. . . Judge Doolittle is dead. These are sad words to the host of friends
who will long remember him as a pure and just official, a kind and charitable neigh-
bor and a grand and noble man. In every walk of life his career may he closely
scanned only to make his virtues more prominent. The judicial ermine was hon-
ored by his touch, and his public character unblemished by any stain was always
606 THE^ D0Or.lTTl.Ei f'AMILY.
characterized by the broadest charity and good will toward all mankind.
"But it was in the closer walks of private life where friends gathered around
him and became acquainted with all those finer sensibilities and feelings with which
nature had so lavishly endowed him that all the transcendent beauties and noble-
ness of his character were made known. No friend ever appealed to him in vain
for help, and no applicant for charity went unfed from his door. He was respectful
and considerate to his friends, kind and generous to his neighbors; but he conse-
crated his life to the work of beautifying his home and promoting the comfort and
happiness of the circle of those who gathered around his fireside, to which he never
came with a frown upon his brow, nor left it but with a smile for all."
The following resolutions were adopted by the Lorain County Bar
"Whereas, It has pleased the Infinite Law Giver to remove from our midst
one who for fifty years has devoted himself to the study and inforcement of the
laws, Hon. Chas. H. Doolittle, we the members of the Lorain County Bar Associa-
tion adopt the following resolutions :
Resolved, First, That Hon. Chas. H. Doolittle was a citizen universally respected
for his high qualities of head and heart, whose voice, influence and action were uni-
formly on the side of right and justice.
Second, That as a lawyer, while faithful to his clients, he never sacrificed his
sense of honor and justice to secure ends not sanctioned by his judgment.
Third, That as a Judge and Magistrate he wore the judicial ermine without a
stain. He was patient in hearing, fair and impartial in his deliberations and ad-
ministered the law with an equal hand alike to the humblest and most influential
suitors. He has left a name the best may well cpvet, that of an upright citizen and
an honest man.
Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the Elyria newspapers and
presented to the Court of Common Pleas and Probate Court to be entered on their
journals and that a copy be presented to the family."
Judge Doolittle's wid. Elizabeth, about 84 yrs. old, res. '07 at the old
homestead, 318 Fifth St., Elyria. She has been an earnest worker in tem-
perance lines and prominently associated with the W. C. T. U. (non par-
tisan) occupying high positions in the state organization, being 2d vice
pres. in 1888. She was one of the incorporators of the W. C. T. U. of
Cleveland in 1891. On Jan. 11, 1895 she met with a painful accident by
falling on the ice in Elyria and breaking a lower limb. CH. :
3750. i Charles L. b. Feb. 9, 1844; d. Oct. 13, sm. yr.
3751. ii. Mary Lewis (named after her gt. gr. mother 341) b. Aug. 19, 1845; m.
June 8, 1870 W. H. Searles. She is living '02. No ch.
Sarah Porter Doolittle (Joel), b. Feb. 15, 1819 at Middlebury, Vt. ;
m. June 7, 1855, Joel S. Alvord as 2d wf. He d. 1872. She d. 1898.
THe DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 607
Elizabeth B. Doolittle (Joel), b. Jan. 7, 1821 ; m. at Painesville Nov.
3, 1840, Henry C. Gray. She d. May 6, 1886. He was editor and pub-
lisher. CH. :
3752. i. Joel Doolittle b. Dec. 16, 1841.
3753. ii. Elizabeth S. b Sept. 3, 1843; m. Homer C. Nellis of Piqua, O.
3754. iii. Alice G. b. May 17, '46; m. Maynard R Murray; res. Cleveland, O. Ch. :
I s. m. res. '02 on Vienna St. in Cleveland ; 2 dau. Helen d. ; 3 dau.
3755. iv. Henry C. b. Mar. 23, 1848; d. Oct. 23, 1851.
3756. V. Katharine b. July 18, '50; m. ij Sept. 1878 John Nellis. He d. ; she m.
2] Mr. Gray.
3757- vi. Wm. C. b. Nov. 7, 1853; m. Lillian Ramsey.
Mark R. Doolittle (Joel), b. Aug. 30, 1824, in Middlebury, Vt. where
he rec'd a good education. At the death of his father, 1841, he came to
bros. Chas. and John T. at Huron, O. and learned the printer's trade. In
1845 Mark rem. to Painesville, O. and worked as compositor on The
Painesville Telegraph till 1855, when he estab. The Painesville Commercial
Advertiser which he conducted till i860. He m. Sept. 4, 1847 Miss Alta
Parsons Briggs. She was a native of Erie Co. N. Y. and a lady of much
Mr, D. was for a number of yrs. one of the proprietors of The Tele-
graph, and, after disposing of his interest, he was later on associate editor
and manager, while Mr. J, F. Scofield was editor and proprietor. Soon
after Benj. Harrison's election as President, Mr. Doolittle retired from
his connection with newspaper work to accept the postmastership at P.
He held the position 4 yrs.
On Dec, 21, 1896 his wf, d. and five months later on Sat. at noon May
15, 1897 he also passed over to the better life, surrounded by his family, at
their home on N. St, Clair St.
"Mr. Doolittle's death removes from our town one of the oldest and best
known citizens. There is probably no man in Painesville who has served the vil-
lage more faithfully in positions of public trust, than the deceased.
"With a disposition ever genial and happy, a loving, devoted father and hus-
band, he held a large place in the affections of all acquaintances and associates, and
his passing away will be keenly felt, not only in the home he made so happy, but by
all of our oldest citizens.
608 THE DOOLlTTlvE FAMILY.
"His judgement was sound and his intellectual methods were as honest and
straightforward as the impulses of the heart were generous. The writer has known
him intimately for more than fifty years and can speak advisedly of him as a rela-
tive, a friend, a citizen and editor, indeed in every relation in life. He was of such
a cheerful temper and so genial in his goodness, that he had become a famliar figure
to all who knew him." — The Telegraph of May i8th.
Mr. D. was an Odd Fellow over 50 yrs. and always took a deep in-
terest in that order. His funeral at 2 p. m. Monday, May 17th was largely
attended. Rev. F. B. Avery officiated. The music by Pratt-Smith quartet
was touchingly beautiful. The floral designs were many and very exqui-
site — one piece esp. noticeable was in form of three links — emblematic of
the order of Odd Fellows, and sent as a token of the high esteem in which
the deceased brother was held by them. A large number of Odd Fellows
attended the services and 40 or more followed his remains to Evergreen
Cemetery. ch. :
3758. i. George B. b. Aug. 11, 1848; d. Oct. 30, 1870; unm. a very fine and prom-
ising young man ; was in a bank at Painesville.
3759. ii. Mark R. b. Aug. 16, 1850; m. Nov. 1882, Lenore L. Huntoon of Paines-
ville; res. there '07. ch. :
a. Harry M. a promising young business man of fine appearance ; res. '07 at P., pro-
prietor of The Antler Cigar Store. He is an accomplished pianist, trombonist
and leader of an orchestra who furnish music for all occasions.
b. Marie L.
3760. iii. Kate M. b. July 23, 1852; m. Nov. 6, 1872 Dr. A. L. Gardner; d. about
1879. CH. :
a. Geo. A. unm.
b. Katherine m. Gilbert Canfield ; res. '07 in Cleveland. Ch. : a dau.
3761. iv. Helen E. b. Nov. 20, 1855; m. June 28, 1882 Wilmont G Hawkins. She
d. 1901. He d. 1902. Ch. : Mildred K., Helen E.
Mary F. Doolittle (Amasa), b. at Cheshire, Ct. May 19, 1799 ;m. Reu-
ben Palmer of Springfield, Mass. He was b. in Russell, Mass. Feb. 18,
1796. They res'd at W. Springfield. He d. at S. Hadley Falls, Mass. Jan.
25, 1859. She d. in Westfield, Mass. Aug. 11, 1884. ch. :
3762. i. Mary Fidelia m. i] David L. Sikes. Their s. Arthur L. P. S. m. Agnes
E. Hamilton. After David d., Mary m. 2] Mr. Hewson. She d. in Springfield, 1882.
3763. ii. Amasa R. m. '44 Maria Whitman of Agawan, Mass. who d. in Ogdens-
burg, N. Y. He d. in Springfield 1883. Ch. : Jennie M. m. Oct. 1884 Morris D.
Fletcher and res. '02 in Springfield.
3764. iii. Isaac R. b. Dec. 18, '22 in Russell ; Merch. ; m. '50 at C. his cousin Lucy
C. Doolittle (3770),
THE DOOLITTLE FAMIIvY. 609
Amasa Lewis Doolittle (Amasa), b. at Cheshire, Ct. July i6, 1802. He
m. before 1824, Maria Merriman and sett, at C. on the old Lewis farm.
She was admitted to Cong. Ch. at C. 1824. In 1868 Amasa was quite a
stockholder in the Cheshire Mfg. Co. Maria d. Oct. 28, 1874 a. 72. He d.
Apr. 9, 1883 a. 81. Both are buried in the Cong. Cemetery at C. ch. :
3765. i. Mary Louisa, eldest, d. May 27, 1842 a. 17; buried at C.
3766. ii. Horace A (poss. the Horace L. of Cheshire Ct. who was in Mex War;
priv. Mustered Jan. 8, 1842 Co. K ist inf. reg. army; disc. June 15, 1846) ; bapt. and
admit, to Cong. Chh. at 1858. He m. Julia L. Andrews. She was bapt. and admit,
to Cong. chh. at C. 1870. Both rec'd letters to chh. in Fairhaven 1833. Horace res.
'01 at Short Beach, Ct. Ch. : Frederick K.
3767. iii. Almon Merriman bapt. and admit, to chh. at C. 1850 ; d. Sept. 2, '68 a.
39; unm. ; buried at C.
3768. iv. Amasa Lewis b. Oct. 24, 1831 ; m. Jane Todd b. Aug. '39;res'dand d.
at C. No ch. He d. Mar. i, 1880 a. 49; she d. Mar. 4, 1890 a. 51. Both are buried
in Cong. Cem. at C.
3769. V. Julia M. m. May 6, '54 at C. to Wm. M. Churchell a jeweler. He d.
1885. She res'd '02 at New Haven in winter, but spends the summer at her beau-
tiful place at Short Beach, Ct. They adopted a dau. Lillian M.
3770. vi. Lucy C. was m. Oct. 23, '50, at C. to her cousin Isaac R. Palmer (3764)-
They sett, in Springfield, Mass. He was a merch. They rem. to Cheshire, Ct. 1884,
and res'd there '02. No ch.
3771. vii. Wm. Henry m. i] Ruth Ann Warren; res'd at Cheshire, Ct. He was
bapt. and admit, to Cong. chh. at C. 1858; enlisted July 14, '63; disc, disability Mar.
7, '64 at Washington. Ruth d. at C. Mar. 26, 1882 a. 39, "a faithful wf. a loving
mother and a true friend." She was bapt. and admit, to Cong. chh. at C. 1865. He
m. 2] Mary Bradley. No ch. by 2 m. He d. 1890. ch.:
a. Wm. H. m. Catherine Smith. He was bapt. in Cong. chh. at C. 1866; prob.
admit. 1890; wf. Kittie admit, by letter 1893. In igoi he res. just north of the
village of C, a farmer.
b. Geo. E. was in 1891 with Betts & Ailing flour and grain dealers of New Haven,
Ct. ; res. 04 at Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. Hattie Phelps of New Haven. Ch. : Heloise
c. Edward W. res. 1898, at 1213 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md.
d. Amasa Warren admit, to Cong. chh. at C. 1891.
e. Ruth W.
37y2. viii. Frances m. Eldridge W. Ives ; res. Quarry, la 1902. Ch. : Walter, Wm.
3773- ix. Joseph R. machinist ; res. '02 at Plantsville, Ct. ; m. Nellie dau. of Dr.
Rob't H. and Cornelia (dau. of Jeremiah Brooks) Paddock. ch.:
a. Louis J. ; civil engineer ; m. Miss Brenan. Ch. : Jerald J.
b. Jerald with elec. ry. at Plantsville in '01.
Sylvanius Clark Doolittle (Obed). b. Nov. 25. 1786 in Ct. ; bapt. 1790
at Cheshire; went to Ga. about 1806; m. Nov. 25, 1807, Roxana Squires
610 THE DooLirri,^ family.
prob. in Ga. where they res'd 4-5 yrs., then returned to Ct. He d. Jan. 27,
3774. i. Sylvanius S. m. Mary Dayton and d. in early life, leaving some ch. Their
dau. Mary was m. (as 2d wf.) to Henry Gilbert Alcott, s. of Albert and Chloe
(Finch) A. Henry was b. Feb. 27, 1832, prob. at Wolcott, Ct. and m i] Christiana
3775. ii. Charles res. '02 at Southington. Ct.
Zn^- iii- Minos C. m. and prob. res'd in Ga. CH. :
a. A. M. (son) res. 01 at Lavernia, Wilson Co., Texas.
h. J. M. (son) res. 03, in Louisiana.
c. H. R. (son) res. '04 Appleby, Tex., proprietor of general store and agt. for Mu-
tual Life Ins. Co. of N. Y.
Z117- iv. Nancy.
Clarissa A. Doolittle (Obed), b. Dec. 21, 1795; m. i] 1814 Goodyear
Payne ; m. 2] Salmon Johnson. Several ch.
3778. i. Laura Ann Johnson m. Isaac Hough res'd in Ct. Dau. Ann Amelia m.
Sam. A. Hart.
Abraham Doolittle ,( Obed), b. Aug. 24, 1 798; bapt. sm. yx.\ rem. to
Northern Ga. about 181 2. He m. Mary Glanon and res'd at Oxford, Ga.
where they reared a family of 7 sons, no daus. He d. July 28, 1870; was
silver-smith by trade ; was called Abram. ch. :
3779. i. William Henry res. Macon Ga. ; d. unm. 1863.
3780. ii. Jesse N. res. '01 at Walnut Grove, Ga. ; m. Susan Epps ; d. 1904. His s.
Little Wm. res'd '01 in Atlanta, Ga. In 1895 he was bkpr. for Lint & Lovelace Com.
Co. and res'd 45 Tatnall St., Atlanta. He m. Alleain L. Zimmer; only ch. Chas. V.
b. about 1884. They res. '08 prob. in Titusville, Fl.
3781. iii. S. Rodolphus unm. ; lost track of.
3782. iv. Alonzo L. m. Nancy A. dau. of Bedford and Mary Langford b. Feb. 20,
1832, d. Oct. 31, 1902. He res. '08, with 2d wf. at Bcgart, Ga. a. 80. He has been
a shoe, harness and saddle maker, also interested in farming, and his sons follow
these lines. He has 4 sons living '08. CH. :
a. John B. d. Apr. 11, 1858 a. 2 yrs.
h. Lovick P. res. '01 Maryvills, Ga. ; m. Josephine E. Mauldin. Ch. : Addie B. a.
32 ; m. ; Emory E. d., a. 5 mo. ; Henry B. d., a. 4 yrs. ; Norman C. a. 25, m. ;
Annie M. d., a. 7 yrs.; Jessie May a. 15 yrs.; Rubie E. d. in inf.; Viola A. d., a.
3 mo. ; Chas. B. a. 12 yrs. ; Lillie C. a. 8 yrs. ; Hubert A. a. 6 ; Marvin E. a.
c. Jesse M. was postmaster in '94 at Bogart ; m. Mollie Cook. Ch. : Verita a. 12 ;
Latrell a. 6.
d. Arthur J. res. '94 at McNutt, Ga., but in 'ox at Bogart ; m. Sallie dau. of Wm.
Malcom ; enthusiastic populist, but father and bros. are Democrats. Ch. : Al-
THE DOOLITTI.E FAMII^Y. 611
leain a. i8, m. ; Montine a. i6; Lawrence a. 8; Mell a. 6 yrs.
e. Wm. H. res. 'o8 at Bogart; m. Lucy T. Butler. Ch. : Vallie C. a. 28, m. ; Jennie
L. a. 26, m. ; Henry C. a. 24; Walter L. a. 17.
/. Lola L. d. May 11, 1880, a. 19 yrs.
g. Byron H. d. Aug. 11, 1894, a. 31 yrs.; m. Ch. : Rubie a. 19, m. ; Clinton a. 16;
Jacob d. a. 5 yrs.
h. Mollie S. d. Dec. 6, 1884 a. 18 yrs.
i. Thomas B. d. Jan. 22, 1891, a. 23 yrs. unm.
3783. V. H , 7th son became a physician ; d. unm. 1862.
Selim Doolittle (Obed), b. May 19, 1803; bapt. at Cheshire, Ct. sm.
yr. ; became a school teacher; visited bro. Abram in Ga. about 1834, but
ret. to Ct. and m. May 23, 1836, Amanda Tuttle of Woodbury. They res'd
at Waterbury, Ct. He owned land there where Doolittle Street now is.
Later they res'd at New Haven, Ct. Amanda's father was a farmer at
Woodbridge, Ct. Her mother's name was Pitt, of Scotch descent. Selim
was mfgr. of brass and German silver at Waterbury, Ct. but retired about
1850. He d. 1887 at Nougotuck, 5 miles from Waterbury. ch. :
3784. i. Luzerne Blakesly b. Nov. 22, 1837 at Waterbury, Ct. He has been a
merch. in Charleston, S. C. since 1871, and res there '07 at 6 St. Philip St. Has
shortened his name to Louis B. His s. Wm. Swift Doolittle was in Venezuela, S. A.
'oi-'o3; returned home and in '04 was with Noaddle Asphalt Paving Co. of Jersey
City, N. J.
3785. ii. Charles Abram b. at Waterbury Sept. 2, 1839; res. '07 at Augusta, Ga. ;
merch and broker. In 1877 he was with J. O. Mathewson & Co.; res'd at 58 Telfair,
St. Augusta. He went south one yr. after bro.
Jesse Johnson Doolittle (Obed), b. Jan. 4, 1806 in Cheshire, Ct. ; bapt.
there sm. yr. ; m. Mar. 24, 1830, Eunice M. b. Apr. 2, 181 1, dau. of Enoch
and Anna (dau. of Stephen Culver) Frost. Enoch was s. of David and
Mary (d. of Jos. Beach) F. and gr. s. of Sam. and Naomi (d. of Edward
Fenn) F. of Wallinford, Ct. Jesse res'd at Waterbury, Ct. His business
often required trips to Northern N. Y. and elsewhere to purchase cattle.
He was a farmer and d. Apr. 3, 1871, a much respected citizen. ch. :
3786. i. Mary Ann b. Nov. 3, 1832; d. Sept. 28, 1S47.
3787. ii. Elmore Green b. Oct. 29, 1835 ; left Ct. in '58 and was away 30 yrs. ; m.
1866 Ellen J. Minor. He res'd South 4-5 yrs., later 26 yrs. in N. Y. Res. '03 on
farm just east of Cheshire, Ct. No ch.
3788. iii. Sarah Jane b. Aug. 27, '2,7; m. Asahel s. of John and Phoebe .-^nn (Cro-
612 THE DOOLinXE FAMILY.
fut) Drew. Sarah d. about 1887, leaving s. Chas. D. a. abt. 25, and dau. Jennie E. a.
abt. 20; unm. '02.
3789. iv. Dana Elliot b. Sept. 8, 1842; res. '02 up near Moss Farm schoolhouse in
Cheshire, Ct. ; no ch.
3790. V. Emily Lizette b. Feb. 17, 1845 ; m. Joseph Johnson, who d. abt. '78. She
m. 2] Edward Buss of Spencer, Mass. where she res. '02.
3791. vi. Eunice May studied medicine; physician '02 at Ansonia, Ct. ; unm.
Miles Doolittle (Jonathan), b. in Ct. m. and res'd at Northfield or
Northford, Ct. He was a contractor, stone-mason and an honest, indus-
trious citizen, but an odd Yankee character. ch. :
3792. i. George res. at Winsted, Ct. about 60 yrs. ago.
3793. ii. Charles E. s. of Miles and Sarah Doolittle d. at Northford, Ct. Mar. 4,
1843 a. 4 yrs. 4 mo.
Reuben Burr Doolittle ( Jonathan )j^ b. Oct. 28, 1813; m. Emily Sweet
of Northfield, Ct. b. Aug. 13, 1814. They res'd in Watertown where he
d. Jan. 25, 1893; she d. May 2 sm. yr. Mr. F. H. Baldwin of Watertown
who lived with them ten yrs. in boyhood, says: "Reuben and (his bro.)
John were as good men as ever lived." Reuben was a well-to-do farmer 1
and purchased from his father for $9500 the fine farm at Watertown for
which the latter had traded "sight unseen" his own less valuable lands near
Cheshire. Reuben took great interest in church work and devoutly held
family prayers each morning after breakfast. His mother's maiden name
was Mehitable Burr of Burrville, Ct. She was b. Nov. 22, 1777. ch. :
3794. i. Edward d. in the Union Army in Frazers City, Texas ; unm.
3795. ii. Sarah d. at home July i, 1859, a. 18 yrs. ; unm.
John U. Doolittle |( Jonathan), b. Jan. 31, 1817; m. Caroline Cummings.
They res'd at Bristol, Ct. see pg. 364. He d. of pneumonia at Bristol, Apr.
16, 1871. Middle name prob. Urial same as bro. of his father. John was
a butcher and is spoken of as "a fine man." His wid. d. at Hartford, Ct.
Feb. 17, 1894 a. 69.
[Note. John's father also had a bro. Eber who m. Mary and res'd at Wa-
tertown, where he d. Sept. 16, 1825 a. 67. She m. 2d Obed Doolittle (828) ; was
called Polly; d. at Watertown, Oct.. 16, 1857 a. 88. Her ch. by Eber :i] A dau. m.
Mr. Beecher of Avon, Ct. and had 2 pretty daus. Mary Ann and Sarah; 2] Eber Jr.;
THS DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 613
3] a dau. m. Mr. Russell of Derby, Ct. and had s. Col. Chas. L. Russell of loth Ct.
Vol. reg't who was killed at Roanoke Island Feb. 8, 1862 and is buried in Derby, Ct. ;
4] Melissa res'd with cousin Reuben (1769) at Watertown ; d. July 18, 1870 a. 68.]
3796. i. Emma m. Lann D. Waterhouse of Bristol. She d. Apr. 3, 1888, a. 36,
3797. ii. John b. in Bristol Apr. 22, 1857; res. '84-'o6 at Wethersfield, Ct. ; m. in
Bristol Apr. 22, 1888 Lila Cameron of Cambridge, Mass. They rem. in Oct. '06 to
San Francisco, Cal. where they res. '08 at 182 Beulah St. ch. :
o. James Nichols b. July 28, 1889.
b. Marguerite Paterson b. Apr. 22, 1891.
c. Ruth Burr b. May 9, 1893.
d. Irving Cameron b. Nov. 18, 1895.
e. Isabella Marie b. May 21, 1900.
Mary Ann Doolittle (Jonathan), b. at C. Oct. 7, 1819; m. Calvin Tut-
tle, see pg. 364; res'd at Goshen, Ct. Had no ch. but adopted his niece
AdeHne Wadhams. She m. Dan. Lucas. Calvin d. July 29, 1880. Mary
d. Feb. 4, 1 90 1.
Talmadge Frederick Doolittle (Daniel), b. Christmas Day, 181 1; m. V.
L. , who res. 1897 at Medusa, N. Y. They were farmers. They had
2 daus. He d. 1890. ch. :
3798. i. Ella m. Barrett ; res. '01 at Medusa, N. Y.
3799. ii. Ida m. Gifford, res. '01 at Coxsackie, N. Y.
William Southerland Doolittle (Daniel), b. 1814: m. 3 times. One dau.
was b. to first wf. ; none to 2d; but 2 s. and a dau. to last wf. He was a
farmer and d. a. 78. ch. :
3800 i. Wm. H. res. '01 Oak Hill, N. Y.
3801 ii. Orson W. res. '01 Palmer House, Chicago.
3802 iii. dau. m. Page T. Hoagland, res. '01 Oak Hill, N. Y.
Daniel Hezekiah Doolittle (Daniel), b. 1819; m. . They were
farmers. Their only ch., a son, d. a. 7 yrs. Daniel d. a. 52.
Asa Walter Doolittle (Daniel), b. Sept. t,o, 1824; m. and res'd in east-
ern N. Y. He d. Apr. 9, 1892. He and s. were then proprietors of hotel
614 THE DOOLim^E FAMII.Y.
at Summit of Mt. Pisgah, a peak of the Northern Catskills near Windham,
N. Y. and a favorite summer resort. Eld. dau. d. y. ch. :
3803. i. Orrin b. May 30, '65 ; m. Amanda Hakes at Adams, Jeff. Co. N. Y. dau.
of Jonathan and Clarinda (Mixter) H. No. ch. Orrin res. '06 at Windom, N. Y.
3804. ii. Olive b. 1868, res. '01 at Windom; m. and has i ch.
Angeline Doolittle (Daniel), b. 1 809; m. Daniel Jones, a farmer. Their
dau. d. y.
3805. i. Dan. Southerland Jones b. Dec. 15, 1839 at Oak Hill, N. Y. ; mustered
into service Aug. 22, 1862 in Co. K 12th N. Y. V.; prom, serg't; served 3 yrs. He
m. at Oak Hill Feb. i, 1866 Julie Ellen Cleveland b. Oct. 20, 1845, dau. of Ezra A. and
Ruth (Utter) C. Dan'l was farmer and magistrate many yrs. at E. Durham, N. Y.,
where he rs'd '01. Ch. : Fred. S., Louis C, Nettie L., Pluma L.
Nancy Doolittle (Hezekiah), m. Mr. Jas. Carlton; res'd on small fruit
farm near Benton Harbor, Mich. He d. about 1878; wid. res. on the farm
a no. yrs. but d. at Richland, Mich, about 1898, a. 76. No ch.
Syble Doolittle (Hezekiah), m. C. W. Perry, a lake capt. and for a no.
of yrs. they were on the lakes later sett, on a farm in Prairieville tp., Mich.
where they res. and d. She d. about 1880, ch. :
3806. i. Maria Perry only dau. m. Ezekiel Huntley, a farmer; she res'd in Los
Angeles, Cal. and d. there about 1903. Ch. : Edward, Wm., both of Los. A.; Eugene,
formerly of Pasadena, but now '08, of Chicago ; Mattie of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
m. A. Vandewalker; and Frances of Kan. '05, m. Frank Allen.
Caroline Doolittle (Hezekiah), m. Norman Demming, a farmer. He d.
soon. She d. 1879, a. about 70.
B. Frederick Doolittle (Hezekiah), res'd in Mich, at Gull Prairie on the
farm his father bot. when he rem. to Mich. Later B. F. res. at Plainwell,
Mich., where he d. in 1888 a. 68. Two dau. m. and each had a ch. He
m. M. J. McCausland. They had 2 s, 3 daus. CH. :
3807. i. Wilbur F., only ch. living '08; m. Mary F. Gott ; res'd '05 Springbrook,
Mich. She d. The daus. keep house for their father '08 at Richland Jc, Mich. Ch. :
Jeanette, Mary, Wilbur F. is m.
3808. ii. Alice m. J. N. Ross. Their only ch. Hugh was '05 in Philippine Isls.
the; dooi^ittle famii^y. 615
William Doolittle (Hezekiah). m. Miss Walker; was carriage mfgr. at
Richland, Mich, where he d. in 1880, a. 61. Two of their 3 daus. did not
m. One dau. m. Mr. Robertson and res. '08 in Vicksburg, Mich.
John S. Doolittle (Hezekiah), res. 1893, at Richland, Mich.; m. Cath-
erine Allen. He d. in 1898, a. 71. CH. :
3809. i. Willis became a physician. He d.
3810. ii. Herbert res. '08 near Cressey, Barry Co., Mich where he owns a fine
farm; m. Alta Peck. Only ch. Howard is '08 student at Kalamazoo State Normal
381 1. iii. Clarence, a farmer, res. '08 near Prairieville, Barry Co. Mich. ; m. Olive
Davis; only s. Clark is '08 a student at Kal. State Normal.
3812. iv. Clifford res. '05 Richland, Mich., but is '08 with bro. H. at Cressey and
owns a fine farm which he rents. He is unm.
3813. V. John F. went to Cal. in '02; res. '05 San Francisco, Cal.
Anson Smith Doolittle (Solomon), b. Pine Hill, Delaware Co. N. Y.
Feb. 28, 1809; was 20 when father d. His mother then sold homestead
near Cleveland, O. and took her ch. to New Berlin, N. Y, near her people.
Anson soon learned trade of carriage maker and in 1832 visited father's
folks in Bovina, Del. Co. N. Y. A good opening for his business present-
ing, he built a shop and began mf'g of all articles called for in his line. As
he was a skilled workman and never allowed anything to leave his shop
which was not finished in the best manner, he soon made a big reputation
and had all the work he could do. He was accomplished in music, vocal
and instrumental, esp. the flute, which was his recreation. He m. June
14, 1832, his 2d cousin Fanny Smith (1803), eldest dau. of Prof. Jonathan
S., a grad. of Yale, and sometime principal of what was later Vassar Col-
lege. Her mother was Anna Doolittle (861) and her father's mother was
Bethia Doolittle (354). Fanny was a successful teacher, in the pub. schools
of Del. Co. N. Y. 7 yrs. In spg. of 1835, Anson moved his business to
Evans, Erie Co., N. Y., but the lake winds affected wife's health, so in fall
of 1839, they rem. to Byron, Genesee Co., N. Y. As she greatly improved
by next fall he sett. 12 miles west at Oakfield, where he bot. a lot and built
616 the; doouttle family.
a shop on one of best locations in the village. As wife gained strength he
built a comfortable house, "a gem in a beautiful setting" amid lawns and
towering oaks by a clear spring brook. There, with loved ones, joy was
complete. In summer of 1846 they again moved, going to Aurora, 111., a
Uvely town of 1200 people, with fine schools and churches, giving the ch.
more advantages. In summer of 1849 they rem. to Bradford, Lee Co., 111.,
and bot. a small farm which was run well by the oldest 2 sons, but, as An-
son had to be away so much,he sold out and bot. a larger farm near Grand
Detour, Ogle Co., 111., where he could be with his fam. and see to his busi-
ness too. Here they res. about 4 yrs., had a valuable farm and made money,
but typhoid fever was epidemic and took off a fine little s. and dau. They
sold that farm and in spg. of 1856 rem. to Lacrosse Co., Wis., bot. 320
acres near Amsterdam and built a comfortable farm house. In this pure
invigorating air the fam, regained health; the daus. taught school and the
2 older s. were in lumber business. All were doing well, but the winters
proved too cold for the wf. and in the 3d yr. they sold and went to East-
ville, Del. Co., la., and bot. a farm which was their home 22 yrs.
Anson inherited a patriotic love of liberty and home and country from
ancestors for generations and proved his love by his deeds, Vvhen he and
five sons went into the Union Army. The youngest son, a sturdy lad of
9 yrs. wanted to go, too. The recruiting officer agreed to take him as a
drummer boy, if his mother consented. But his good mother replied, "No,
my son ! Mother wants you. You must take your father's place." "That
was a time when women's souls were tried as by fire," writes dau. Julia.
"When mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts were praying for the suc-
cess of our army and for the sheltering arms of the Almighty around our
loved ones to keep them from evil. When the war closed ours all came
home and joyful was the reunion."
Anson had worked at his trade 30 yrs. ; the ch. were grown up and
settled in business, so he could retire to well-earned rest. His last 13 yrs.
were spent in their pleasant home near Woden, Hancock, Co., la., where
he d. May 18, 1901, a. 92 yrs. He had a fine intellect, was a great reader
and was so well informed in the political history of the nation from its be-
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 617
ginning to near the close of his Hfe that his friends called him "the political
encyclopedia." He was a memb. of the M. E. chh. 62 yrs.
Love of home and family and the comfort and prosperity of all was
the strong incentive in Anson's various removals. His chief anxiety was
the health of his devoted wife and frequent changes of climate were neces-
sary on her account. They tried life in 4 states, but found Iowa, with its
pure water and invigorating climate suited to her frail body, and there she
lived in comfort, happy in the love of husband and children 39 yrs. Her
dau. Julia says :
"She was of fine intellect and culture and remarkable memory. The events of
85 yrs. of her life were beautiful pictures, as she painted them in choice language
for the enjoyment of her friends. To the end of life she retained all her faculties.
She was truly the angel in the home, loving, gentle and pure, kind and unselfish, al-
ways doing some kindness for others ; the sorrowful were comforted and the sinful
encouraged to live better lives."
Judge F. B. Doolittle (1828), of Delhi, la., a cousin, wrote her dau.:
"I wish to be remembered by you and your family as one who esteemed your
mother as one who stood far, far above most people on the plain of Christian life.
She seemed so nearly in her life to conform to the life of our Savior it was always
an inspiration to the better life to meet her."
Mrs. D. reached the advanced age of 87 yrs. and 6 mo., and fell asleep
the morning of Mar. 19, 1898. She had been married nearly 66 yrs. and
was the mother of 12 ch. She was a member of the M. E. chh. 68 yrs.
3814. i. Julia Anna b. Nov. 11, 'a. Has been a successful teacher in the public
schools 36 years.
3815. ii. Houston Augustus b. Sept. 25, 1836.
3816. iii. Hezekiah Gourdas b. June 18, '38; successful teacher; county surveyor
over 20 yrs. ; was postmaster at Sibley, la. 1892 and a few yrs. ago was still in the
postal service. He m. Jan. 14, 1886 Miss Alice Walters. ch. :
0. Jesse Wm. b. Aug. :i, 1888.
b. Frances Charlotte b. Jan. 19, 1891.
3817. iv. Carrie R. b. Aug. 4, 1840; successful teacher. She m. Henry .\. Downer
May II, 1865. CH. :
a. John U. b. Dec. 11, 1873; grad. B. A. in 1899, at Upper Iowa Univ.
3818. v. Wm. Anthony, b. Oct. 19, 1842; is an attorney.
3819. vi. Charles Smith b. Nov. 10, 1845; unm.
3820. vii. Addison Kirtland b. Nov. 18, '47 : d. unm Nov. 5. 1895. "He was one of
the kindest and most generous men that ever lived."
3821. viii. Jonathan Anson b. Jan. jo, 1850: d. .-Kpr. 29. 1852.
3822. ix. Albert Geo. b. Feb. 2, 1852; m. Virginia Hercules Mar. i. iSSi. He d.
Feb. 7, 1899 a. 47- ch. :
a. Wm. Anson d. when 3 weeks old ; Fanny, James, Maude, Esther, Frank.
618 THE DOOI^lTTlvE FAMILY.
3823. X. Melinda Esther b. Aug. 19, 1854; d- Oct. 24, 1854.
3824. xi. Dayton Sumner twin b. July 14, 1856; d. July 30 sm. yr.
3825. xii. Fremont Greeley twin ; d. Aug. 8 sm. yr.
Gourdas F. Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 181 1; m. Eunice Kidney Dec. 2,
1843 at Cleveland, O. He d. 1874, a. 63 yrs. ch. :
3826. i. Charles.
3827. ii. Amanda.
3828. iii. Annette.
3829. iv. Margaret.
3830. V. Maria.
3831. vi. Ella.
Orren Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 1813; d. 1896 a. 83; he m. Adelia Hake.
She res'd '01 in N. Y. state.
3832. i. George, Methodist Min., m. Lucy Clark; d. yrs. ago.
3833. ii. Cynthia m. Wm. Sever. He was killed in "Battle of the Wilderness" ;
she m. 2d D. Purdy. He lost his life by Ry. accident. Her 3rd husb. was Andrew
3834. iii. Lucien d. in infancy.
3835. iv. Jasper m. Lydia Totman. He d. yrs. ago.
3836. V. Helen m. Chas. Hutchinson.
3837. vi. Orren, minister ; m. Carrie Sayers ; has 8 ch.
3838. vii. Addison m. Olive Roberts.
3839. viii. Frederick m. Sarah Hawly.
Nelson Riley Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 1815; m. at Cleveland, O. Oct.
5, 1837, Harriet Soule. She d. Aug, 24, 1881, a. 71. He res. near Covert,
Mich, in 1901, a. 87; enjoying life with his ch. who lived near him. ch. :
i. Alfred b. 1838; m. Kirtland who d. Aug. 1900.
3841. ii. George b. 1840; m. Sally Jones; i ch. Bernice.
3842. iii. Elvira b. 1842; m. S. R. Stone; no ch,
3843. iv. Fanny b. 1846; m. C. J. Russell; i ch. Ada d. 1900.
3844. V. Synthia b. 1850; d. 1854.
3845. vi. Riley b. 1855; m. (i) Fanny Ray; m. (2) Lizzie Sever. His father
lived with him '02 at Coloma, Mich. ch. : (l m.)
Blanch; son died young; ch., (2 m.) ; Burrill; Cove; Pearl; Lula; Gladys; Nettie;
son d. y.
Dr. Solomon Addison Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 1817; m. at Cleveland,
O. Sept. 10, 1851, Mary Lowry. d. in spg. 1874, a. 53. He d. 1892, a. 75.
He was a physician. CH. :
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. ' 619
3846. i. Orra d. y.
3847. ii. Viola d. y.
3848. iii. Hattie.
3849. iv. Nelson Deponset.
3850. V. Carrie m. Alfred Page. She is '08 only one of ch. living; res. near
3851. vi. Belle.
George Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 1819; d. at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
1877, a. 58; was a soldier in Mexican and Civil Wars.
Maria Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 1824; m. Jas. Gardiner Smith. He d.
She d. 1894, a. 70. ch. :
3852. i. Geo.
3853. ii. Sam'l.
3854. iii. William.
.3855. iv. James.
3856. V. Alice.
3857. vi. Charles.
3858. vii. Dora.
3859. viii. Joseph.
3860. ix. Emma.
3861. X. Fred.
3862. xi. Jessie.
Paulina Doolittle (Hezekiah), b. 1826; m. Robert Oakes. ch. :
3863. i. Neal.
3864. ii. Martin.
3865. iii. Scott.
3866. iv. Amanda.
3867. v. Robert.
Eliza Doolittle (Anthony), b. prob. in N. Y., went with parents about
1828, to Mich, territory, where they settled on a farm near Homer. Cal-
houn Co. She m. Timothy Hamlin and lived on a farm near Homer. Both
d. there. ch. :
3868. i. Imogene m. Wm. Palmer in 1857, and moved to Sholbina. Mo. .\ few
yrs. later rem. to Bloomfield, la., where he d. about 1890. They h.id 10 ch. : Hamlin,
Bessie, Arthur, Hattie, Llewellyn, Sylvanus, Mary, Willard, David, Leslie, Cornelius.
Most all are m.
3869. ii. Hobart went to Calif, m. a lady of Spanish descent. ch. :
Timothy and a dau.
3870. iii. Fred m. and res. '05, near Kalamazoo, Mich.
3871. iv. Laura m. and res '05, at Augusta, Mich.
620 THE DOOLlTTlvE ^AMIIvY.
Chas. Doolittle (Anthony), m. i] Angeline Hopkins and lived on a farm
near Homer, Mich. She d. about i860. He m. 2d Emma Benham of S.
Albion about 1865. Chas. became a victim of melancholia and under its
influence took his life about 1870. His wid. d. soon afterward. ch. :
3872. i. Alice dau. of ist wf.
3873. ii. Imogene dau. of 2d wf. ; d. yrs. ago.
Imogene Doolittle (Anthony), m. James Lynch, a merch. Both d. ch. :
3874. i. Marion.
3875. ii. Leslie.
3876. iii. Ida.
Mary Doolittle (Anthony), m. Edgar Prior and lived in Marshall,
Mich. He d. about 1895. Mary d. about 1904. ch. :
3877. i. Clifford, m. and res. '05, in Marshall.
3878. ii. Carrie res. '05, in Albion, Mich.
John Doolittle (Anthony), m. Jane . They and two ch. d.
Wm. S. Doolittle (Benjamin), b. Aug. 17, 1824. in Bovina, Del. Co.
N. Y. ; m. Miss Cynthia Wells. They lived on a farm in Tekonsha Tp.,
Mich. (S. >^ of E. 3^ of N. E. y^ of Sec. 36.) They rem. to Neb. in early
times making the journey in a covered wagon. He d. Aug. 23, 1885. She
res. in 1891, in Cal. CH. :
3879. i. Walter m.
3880. ii. Delphene m. Rob't. Moore; have 4 ch.
3881. iii. Correna m. John Gould; have 3 ch.
3882. iv. Oliver.
3883. v. Arthur.
Phebe Ann Doolittle (Benjamin), b. near Waterville, Del. Co. N. Y.
June 3, 1826; m. at Homer, Mich. July 3, 1854, Daniel Spencer of Girard,
Branch Co. Mich., where they sett, but rem. to Clarendon, Mich. In 1868
they went to Albion, Mich, where they res. a few yrs. ago. Before mar-
riage Phebe taught school in the Pritchard and Flint district, in Clarendon,
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 621
Tekonsha village, in Cobble-stone school house, Girard Corners, Girard and
in Albion. CH. :
3884. i. Mary b. July 3, 1856; m. Edwin Kimball, M. D., Nov. 23, 1895.
3885. ii. Alma b. Dec. 22, i860; m. Dwight Fitch, Dec. 24, 1900.
3886. iii. Leslie b. May i, 1864; m. Augusta Conner, Jan. 27, igoo.
George Doolittle (Benjamin), b. May 28, 1828, in Bovina, Del. Co.
N. Y. ; went to Mich, with father's fam. 1836; m. Miss Benham of Albion,
Mich,, Jan. i, 1856. He taught school in the Burr Bartlett and Darrow dis-
tricts of Clarendon, in the Ball and Aurand and the Tekonsha village school.
They lived on farm in N. W. Y^. Sec. 30, Clarendon, Mich., rem. to Al-
bion 1863. A few yrs. ago res. just south of Albion on a farm. ch. :
3887. i. Ella b. Jan i, i860; m. Dec. 27, 1879.
3888. ii. Hattie b. May 11, 1865; m. 1893 Ira D. Travis.
3889. iii. Alice b. Nov. 9, 1871 ; m. Wm. A. Howard, March 7, 1894.
Augustus A. Doolittle (Benjamin), b. at Bovina, N. Y. ; went to
Mich, with the fam. 1836. He m. Dec. 13, 1864, Miss Emma L. Humis-
ton of Clarendon ; lived on the old home farm on Sec. 30, Clarendon until
1893, when they rem. to a farm on Sec. 23, Tekonsha, Tp.. where he d.
Sept, 21, 1900. CH. :
3890. i. Irwin A. b. in Clarendon May 6, 1866; m. Miss Jennie Doyle of Te-
konsha, Apr. 10, 1889. Res. '02, on farm on W. Yz N. W. Yj^ Sec. 2^, of Tekonsha
Tp., Mich. CH.:
0. Manly I. b. May 3, 1890, d. July 3, 1893.
h. Viola E.b. Jan. 10, 1892.
c. Carl L. b. Oct. 3, 1893.
3891. ii. Laura E. b. Sept. 26, 1867.
3892. iii. Bertha L. b. Dec. 12, 1868.
3893. iv. Dwight A. b. in Clarendon Jan. 14, 1870; m. July, 1899, Miss Theresa
McDoaul. Res. '02, on farm near Jennison, Ottawa Co., Mich.
a. Russell b. May 23, 1900.
h. Ferris, b. 1902.
3894. V. Ralph S. b. in C. March 9, 1872 ; m. Miss Mae Harmon of Clarendon,
Nov. 15, 1898. They res. '02 on old home farm at C. Have one ch. Joy Belle b. .\ug.
3895. vi. Elsie E. b. Oct. 10, 1876.
Charity Doolittle (Benjamin), b. in Bovina, X. Y. Apr. 13, 1834:
rem. to Mich, with the fam. in early days; m. Nov. 15, 1858, Leander Man-
622 THK DOOLITTLE I^AMIIvY.
Chester of Girard, Branch Co. Mich. They lived on farm on Sec. i, Gi-
rard Tp. She d. Dec. 13, 1892. He d. June 22, 1902. ch. :
Josephine L. b. Sept. 18, 1859; m. Chas. Odel Jan. 12, 1878.
Jennie L. b. May 18, 1861 ; m. Cassius Taylor June 23, 1883.
Ida A. b. Sept. 26, 1863; m. Jas. Taylor Feb. 2, 1880.
Barton L. b. Mar. 21, 1865.
Lorettie P. b. Jan. 26, 1867; m. Peter W. Sweet June 12, 1886.
Laban J. b. June i, 1869; m. Ettie M. Cummings Feb. 28, 1901.
Ella A. b. Mar. 26, 1871 ; d. in infancy.
Nellie A. b. Aug. 22, 1873.
Anthony Doolittle (Benjamin), b. at Clarendon, Mich. Oct. 6, 1841 ;
m. 1867, Miss Alta Clark. They res. '02, on farm near Clarendon Station,
Clarendon. CH. :
3904. i. Clair b. Apr. 16, 1870; m. and res. '02, on farm near Greeley, Col.
3905. ii. Grace b. June 3, 1888.
Isaac Hubbell Doolittle (Wm), twin b. at Bovina, N. Y. Dec. 3, 1824;
m. July 4, 1856, Rhoda E. Benham at Albion, Mich. Rhoda was dau. of
Eliakim and Polly Ann B. They sett, on farm next to his father's and
later bot. part of the latter's farm. He res. 1892, at Tekonsha, Mich, but
d. at Clarendon, Mich. Apr. 16, 1895. "Rhoda was of queenly grace and a
loving faithful heart." She was taken from him May 24, 1888. This and
the death of the only dau. left to him were blows from which he never re-
covered. CH. :
3906. i. Estella May b. Feb. 14, 1859 ; d. in about 2 yrs.
3907. ii. Eunice Adelia b. July 30, 1861 ; d. Sept. 30 sm. yr.
3908. iii. Haskell Monroe, b. May 6, 1863 ; m. Maude Allen Knickerbocker
Dec. 25, 1889, dau. of Frank and Elizabeth K. of Clarendon. They sett, on part of
his father's farm, which later became his. CH. :
a. Leora Elizabeth b. June 22, 1895.
b. Rhoda Luella b. May 4, 1900.
3909. iv. Harvey Augustus, b. Mar. 9, 1866; m. Alida A. Prior, June 18, 1890,
dau. of Andrew and Jennie P., of Tekonsha. They sett, in old home with his father,
which he afterward inherited and where he res. '02. CH. :
a. Vera Belle b. Oct. 21, 1892.
b. Hazel Blanch b. Aug. 27, 1894.
3910. V. Byron Grant b. March 28, 1868; lived on the farm until of age then
was for a time in bank of Uncle F. B. Doolittle in la. Later returned to Tekonsha and
engaged in boot and shoe business, where he had been 11 yrs. in 1902. During that
time he had been Village Clerk, also Township Clerk.
391 1. vi. Myrtie B. b. Oct. 19, 1873; d. Apr. 5, 1889.
THE D00LITTL« ^AMILV. 623
John Smith Doolittle (Wm.), twin b. at Bovina, N. Y. Dec. 3, 1824;
moved with parents to Monroe, Mich. 1835, ^"d in Dec. 1836, to Clarendon,
Mich., where he m. Feb. 18, 1846, Adelia K. Humeston and sett, there on
their own farm in 1855. They retired from farm Hfe and rem. to Tekonsha,
Mich. 1885, where he res. 1904. He had been resident of Calhoun Co. 68
yrs. Adelia was b. in Clyde, Wayne Co. N. Y. Sept. 25, 1825, dau. of Jas.
and Lydia H. with whom .she went to Mich, in 1838, and sett, in Clar. Tp.
She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha over
40 yrs. She d. at T. Nov. 25, 1904 at 79, leaving her hus. and 4 s. to mourn
the loss of a loving wife and mother. Burial was in Clar. Cem. ch.:
3912. i. Herbert b. Feb. 22, 1846; m. Rose Hartley Feb. 14, 1874. She d. Apr.
26, 1894. He m. (2) Clara Davis. ch. :
Lee ; Mattie ; Arak ; Nellie,
3913. ii. Lavancha b. Mar. 9, 1850; d. Sept 6 sm. yr.
3914. iii. Libbie b. May 28, 1851 ; d. Oct. 25, 1870.
3915. iv. Wm. b. May 25, 1853; m. Hattie Riggs Sept. 14, 1879; sett, on farm
in Clarendon Tp. about 6 miles from Homer, where he res. '04. ch.:
a. Albert b. June 27, 1881.
b. Bessie b. Mar. 14, 1885.
c. Vernon b. July 14, 1887.
3916. V. Edson Clark b. Aug. 4, 1855, at their farm home in Clarendon Tp.
He worked on his father's farm until he was 21. There were no schools in those
days, but being a studious boy he mastered the common branches so well that as a
young man he was engaged to teach winter terms in his vicinity. He taught ten
winters and did farm work during summer. At age of 12 he began to study music
with his parents, who were good musicians. He was soon appointed to the church
choir. He has a heavy basso voice and has been identified with chorus choirs for 35
yrs. On Apr. 28, 1881, he m. Mary Elida, dau. of Dan J. and Elizabeth Darrows
Wilson, farmers in Clar. Tp., where she was b. Apr. 17. 1861. She inherited .\nglo-
Saxon sturdiness from both parents, whose ancestors earned fame in the .Am. Revol.
Her father claimed as 2nd cousin Henry Wilson, the distinguished Vice Pres.
elected with President Grant in 1872.
In 1891 Mr. D. res. in Chicago but rem. to Homer, Mich, and in 1894 was of the
firm "Doolittle & Anderson."
In politics Mr. D. is a Repub. and has been elected to numerous offices. He and
his wife are members of the First Pres. Church at Homer', he being an elder in 1904.
Both have been prominent in the C. E. Soc'y. He was a fire insurance adjuster and
agt. for about 17 yrs.; represented Continental Ins. Co. of N Y.. 1902. also dealt in
real est. About 1904 he changed his business, being made cashier of the Homer
Banking Co. Only ch. Hazel Belle b. Feb. 22, 1883; was of unusually bright and
sunny disposition. She d. March 7, 1896. a. 13. and was buried in Fair View Ceme-
tery at Homer.
3917. vi. Nellie b. Sept. 4, 1858; m. Henry Phelps May 28. 1880. She d. Feb.
II. 1900. Only CH.:
624 THE DOOLlTTtE FAMILY.
Claude Phelps, b. Aug. 20, 1881. In 1904 he was one of the managers of The News
Printing Co. at Tekonsha, estab. 1879, printers, publishers and stationers.
3918. vii. Artemus T. b. Nov. 11, 1862 (called Arthur); m. Nina Bucklin June
3, 1884. In '02 they res. on a farm a little east of Girard Centre, Branch Co., Mich.
Only CH. :
May b. 1886.
3919. viii. Rena b. Nov. 18, 1866; d. Nov. 14, 1870.
Hon. Frederick Benjamin Doolittle (Wm.), b. Dec. 24, 1825, at Bo-
vina, Del. Co. N. Y. He m. i] Oct. 4, 1851, Anna, dau. of Thos. and
Martha Cumber of Dubuque, la. She was b. Oct. 27, 1828 in Withyham,
Eng. and d. Oct. 26, 1876. He m. 2] Nov. 25, 1880 Mrs. Hannah C. Har-
ger at Delhi, la.
When 8 yrs. old (1835) he went by wagon with father's family to
Monroe, Mich, In winter 1836 they rem. in sm. state to Clarendon Tp.,
Calhoun Co., which was then a howling wilderness. Indians, wolves, bears,
deer and snakes seemed everywhere present with no cultivated ground
within several miles. The family suffered many privations and hardships.
Here he laid the foundation for his long life of rugged health in helping to
clear up their large farm in the forest. Occasionally other settlers came and
in a few years a rough log school house with slab seats was built, in which
the 3 R's were taugh 12 wks. summers and winter.
On 19th birthday (1844) he agreed with father to pay $150 for the
other 2 yrs. of his minority (which was paid within 2 yrs), and he went
to Monroe, Mich, obtaining work which allowed him to attend a select
school 3 mos. He paid tuition by aiding the teacher. In 1845 he worked
in a nursery at $10.50 per mo. and that winter taught a read-write-and-
cipher school at $14 per mo. In Apr. 1846 he bot. for $1500 a half interest
in the nursery where he had worked. His notes without security were ac-
cepted, although the interested parties knew he was under age. In 1848
he sold his interest, having paid the notes before they were due. In sum-
mer and fall of '49 he visited Wis., 111., and la. and that winter attended Oli-
vet Inst, in Mich. Next spring he went West (then no ry. beyond Chi-
cago) to grow up with country, and sett. May i, 1850 in Delhi, Delaware
Co., la., where he res. '08.
THB doohttle: family. 625
In 1850 he bot. on credit the land on which he still lives, took up farm-
ing, real est. and estab. the Silver Lake Nursery, which soon became more
extensive than any other west of Mich. He managed it 15 yrs. Many
farms in Delaware Co. la., have been opened up and improved with suitable
building by him. He is an extensive land owner. In i860 he laid out the
town of Delaware, Del. Co., la. where 111. Cent, crosses C. M. & St. P. Ry.
In the early settlement of this county he contributed largely to build
churches, schools, bridges and roads. He was an organizer of Davenport
& St. Paul Ry. (now part of C. M. & St. P. Ry.) and was its Treasurer 4
yrs. He got $100,000 by subscription, also right of way 30 miles, from S.
E. to N. W. corners of Delaware Co. and built the roadbed and bridges.
The Ry. Co. chose him and the Pres. to negotiate the bonds for rails and
equipment in N. Y., Phila., and Boston.
In 1884 he bot. the Exchange Bank at Hopkinton, Del. Co. la. for
himself and son F. W., conducting it under the name Doolittle & Son.
He was its Pres. and the son was Cashier and Mgr.
Its statement at the start showed :
Time and demand! certificates 1,838. 19
Deposits subject to check 1,838.19
Under their conservative and successful management the business pros-
pered. When the son d., 1892, a new organization was formed with F. B.
Doolittle, Mary R. Doolittle, F. E. Williamson (son-in-law) and C. E. Mer-
riam equal owners. The name then became The Hopkinton Bank. With
continued growth they incorporated in 1900 as The Hopkinton State Bank,
with paid up capital of $40,000. F. B. Doolittle continued as its President,
and still occupies that position at the venerable age of 82. with F. E. Wil-
liamson as Vice Pres. The bank has been steadily growing in popular-
ity and extending its commercial influence. The Loans and Discounts on
Aug. 28, 1900, were $117,819.51, and had increa.sed to $258,006.55 on Aug.
28, 1907. During the same period the Deposits had increased from $96,-
035.06 to $238,856.06.
626 THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY.
The Hopkinton Leader of Oct. 29, 1903, says :
"Those who compose the officers and directors of The Hopkinton State Bank
represent men of tried business experience, backed by a record of good citizenship,
uprightness of character and never-questioned veracity. From the inception of the
organization their business maxim has been progressive enterprise tempered with con-
servatism. The business has been built upon a basis that insures absolute security
to depositors. President Doolittle and his associates have conscientiously held that
they are but the trustees of the many patrons who do business through the bank, and
in that confidential capacity they stand ready, in case of a panic or misfortune, to
devote their private means for the protection of depositors. The plan of business so
religiously followed has been one of the factors insuring the steady growth of
the institution, and today the Hopkinton State Bank is rated as one of the strong and
safe banking houses of the state, enjoying the confidence of its own community and
increasing the volume of business with every quarter."
He was at first a Whig but was prominent in organizing- the Repub.
party in 1853 from the anti-slavery factions. In 1854 he was elected Judge
of the County Court on the Repub. ticket and re-elected in 1856. Under
Lincoln's Admin., 1861, he was appt. int. rev. collector for Del. Co., served
6 yrs. till office was discontinued and collected several hundred thousand
dollars for the gov't.
The Hopkinton Leader of Mar. 19, 1908, says :
"Judge Doolittle of Delhi was named as one of the delegates (their head) from
this county to the state convention at Des Moines. It has been a number of years
since the Judge took an active working interest in politics, but this year he was
unable to restrain himself. The menace to his old friend Senator Allison aroused the
old warrior and he has been far from a silent factor in the campaign. Judge Doo-
little is 83 years of age and well preserved. He was active in Senator Allison's first
campaign for the Senate, and was present at his election by the Legislature. His
interest in the present campaign is appropriate, and the county convention conferring
the honor upon him at the same time paid tribute to the staunch Republicanism of
one of the county's oldest and most highly respected citizens."
He has ever been very strict in his code of morals even to excluding
cards and dancing and has published several small collections of moral phi-
losophy which are broad, liberal and practical. In one he states his creed
as, "Love and trust God. Love and help man." He does not belong to
any secret soc'y, club or church, but liberally contributes to build and sup-
port churches and to educational work. He was a benefactor of Lenox
College at Hopkinton, la. in erecting its library and auditorium which bears
the name Doolittle Hall, and he is now '08, aiding to raise an endow-
ment fund of $100,000 for the College. The dedication of Doolittle Hall,
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 627
Dec. 14, 1900, was one of the most enjoyable events in the local history of
Hopkinton. In the afternoon a musical and address were followed by an
inspection of the building, and in the evening a banquet with a program
oi toasts took place in the gymnasium.
The Hopkinton Leader of Dec, 1900, says in part :
"The exercises commemorating the dedication and opening of the Doolittle Memo-
rial Library, the third in the series of Lenox College buildings, passed oflF under
auspicious circumstances. The handsome structure stands as a monument for a
family name whose members have been the principal donors and who came to the
rescue at an opportune time and made it possible to complete the enterprise. At
the same time Mrs. Doolittle made the college library a gift of 300 volumes of choice
books, the accumulations of a lifetime. The donation is a rich and invaluable gift
to the college, and together with those which have been made has increased the library
facilities to an incalculable degree.
"The new building with its high basement is practically three stories in height
and is very conveniently arranged as well as substantially constructed. Has provis-
ions for society and class rooms in addition to the spacious library quarters, while
the basement floor is devoted solely for a gymnasium, facilities for which have been
lacking heretofore. It is much admired by visitors as well as the students, who will,
more than all others, appreciate the improvement."
(After describing the banquet and toasts it continues) :
"Judge Doolittle was called upon for a few remarks. He stated that his recent
donation was not so much a matter of sentiment as it was a matter of business. His
interests, in a great part, were centered within the radius of Lenox's influence, and
when the needs of the institution were brought to his attention he gave the subject
careful consideration. Mr. Doolittle gave evidence that his benevolence is not yet
exhausted, however, and announced that he stood ready to be one of twenty to stand
for two-thirds of the cost of a heating plant adequate for all three of the college
buildings, the one-third to be raised by subscriptions. His offer was received with
acclamations of approval. Mrs. D'oolittle spoke briefly in response to an invitation.
She stated that Lenox was a sacred spot to both her husband and herself, because
of the fact that members of their family had been educated within is walls, and
because of the influences and associations which had been created thereby."
When Judge Doolittle celebrated the 80th anniversary of his birth, it
was said, "J^'^g'^ Doolittle has passed the allotted span of life, but is still
hale and hearty — agile of limb and keen of intellect as he was thirty years
ago." A few invited friends enjoyed his hospitality at his Lake View Home
in Delhi and spent a pleasant afternoon in music and conversation. An ap-
propriate poem of 8 verses by a guest closed with :
"When birthdays are ended and time is no more.
And thou launchest thy bark from the fast-fading shore,
May the loving All Father still stand at the helm
And pilot thee safe, lest the waves should o'erwhelm.
O'er ihe waters of death, through the shadows of night,
Till He anchors thy bark in the Harbor of Light."
628 THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY.
3920. i. Hattie Elizabeth b. Feb. 8, 1853 at Delhi; m. there Apr. 5, 1882, Chas.
H. Furman b. Dec. 28, 1849 at Hanover, 111., s. of Russel W and Cynthia (Tyler) F.
3921. ii. Fred Wm. b. July 8, 1855 ; m. at Manchester, la. May 31, 1882, Mary
Russell b. Dec. 28, 1863, at Eagle, Wyoming Co N. Y., dau. of Rev. Dan. and Mary
J. (Wing) R. Fred was with father in banking business at Hopkinton, la., from
May, 1884. Before that he had been with the Exchange Bank there as bookkeeper
and cashier for 2 or 3 yrs. He d. July 9, 1892, from I^a Grippe.
The Hopkinton Leader of Oct. 29, 1903, says:
"F. W. Doolittle was a man greatly beloved by all with whom he came in con-
tact. He was known as a progressive business man, always ready to promote any
enterprise for the wellfare of the town and community, and his judgment and advice
were frequently sought. His memory is yet green in the hearts of old-time friends.
In the two officers, Mr. Doolittle and Mr. Merriam, who have been taken away from
the banking company by death, that institution and the community have lost sterling
citizens and business men." CH. :
a. Fred'k Wm. b. July 9, 1883, at Hopkinton.
b. Russell Cumber b. Dec. 26, 1886.
c. Lawrence Harger b. Aug. 28, 1891.
3922. iii. Olie Rosella b. Jan. i, 1858; m. Chas. B. Phelps Feb. 22, 1893, at Delhi.
She d. at D. May 15, 1896. CH. :
a. Chas. Francis b. Mar. 17, 1894, at Hopkinton, la.
b. Olie Doolittle b. Dec. 28, 1895, at Pana, 111.
3923. iv. John Cumber b. Apr. 16, i860 at Delhi ; regular physician, grad. at
Rush. Med. School, Chicago, 1888; was ('04) Assist. Superintendent of the State
Hosp. for insane at Independence, la. In '08 is Resident Physician of The Retreat,
a private Hospital for nervous cases at Des Moines, la.
3924. v. Nellie Anna b. Nov. 9, 1862 ; m. July 29, 1885 at D. Frank E. William-
son b. i860 at Hopkinton, la., s. of Jas. F. and Helen A. ; res. '08 in Hopkinton. ch. :
a. Edward Doolittle b. July 10, 1887.
b. Benj. Frank b. Feb. 7, 1890.
c. John Cumber b. June i, 1892.
d. Harlan Jas. b. July 18, 1894.
e. Geo. Wm. b. Sept. 6, 1896.
/. Perry Furman b. Sept. 24, 1897.
g. Nellie Anne b. Dec. 15, 1898.
h. Elizabeth Rose b. Aug. 5, 1902.
3925. vi. Minnie Augusta b. Aug. 6, 1865 ; m. Geo. M. Perry Feb. 22, 1893 at
Delhi. He was b. Nov. i, 1862 at Grinnell, la., s. of Chas. N. and Mary Louisa ( — ).
She d. Aug. 29, 1901 at Delhi. ch. :
a. Anne Louisa b. Oct. 16, 1896 at Grinnell.
b. Harriet Ellen b. July 31, 1898 at Delhi.
Henrietta Doolittle (Wm.), b. Apr. 1827; m. July 4, 1857 Squire
Newberry at Clarendon, Mich., where she d. July 9, 1863.
James Augustus Doolittle (Wm.), b. Mar. 31, 1831 in Bovina, N. Y. ;
m. Jan. i, 1856, in Clarendon, Mich., to Nancy P. Wells. He d. of La Grippe
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 629
Dec. 2, 1893, in Clarenden, where they res'd. She was b. in Sullivan, Mad-
ison Co. N. Y. May 8, 183 1. ch. :
3926. i. Fred'k W. b. June 27, 1858 at C. ; m. Ida Phelps in Homer, Mich., Sep*.
29, 1878. CH.:
a. Clifford W. b. Nov. 6, 1879.
b. Edith L. b. Apr. 5, 1881 ; d. Sept. 14th sm. yr.
c. Earl b. June 12, 1887.
d. Pearl b. Aug. 29, 1890.
3927. ii. Frank M. b. at C. Oct. 31, 1861 ; m. at C. Feb. 1883; Nellie Warner
He d. at C. Sept. 3, 1893.
3928. iii. Lester L. b. at C. Aug. 25, 1864; m. Jennie Miller Apr. 5, 1894. ch. :
a. Howard b. July 16, 1895.
b. Frank b. May 29, 1898.
3929. iv. James Talbot b. in C. Oct. 20, 1871 ; m. in Tekonsha, Mich., Oct. 18,
1896 Addie Lindsay. CH. :
a. Ola b. Dec. 4, 1897.
b. Clara b. Dec. 21, 1899.
c. b. Feb. 3, 1902.
Sarah Reynolds Doolittle (Wm.) b. in Bovina, N. Y. Sept. 17, 1833;
m. to Henry A. Ferine in Clarendon, Mich. Nov. 4, 1857; res'd in Tekonsha,
Mich., a few yrs. ago. ch. :
3930. i. Wm. Henry b. in Clarendon Sept. 5, 1838; m. Julia Hunt in Chicago
Oct. 20, 1886; d. in Shelbina, Mo. July 27. 1888.
3931. ii. Frank Leslie b. in C. Apr. i, i860; d. next yr. in Tekonsha.
3932. iii. Frank Monroe b. Feb. 16. 1864 in T. : m. Mrs. Nellie Doolittle (....)
July 23, 1890. No. ch.
3933. iv. Emma H. b. Jan. 11, 1866 in Albion, Mich., res. '08 in T. unm. ; Sec"y
of Mich. Doolittle Assoc'n.
3934. V. Pearl Maud b. July 23, 1873 in Shelbina. Mo. : m. Chas. A. Failing Dec.
12, 1892 in T.
Emeline Humeston Doolittle (Wm.), b. July 29. 1 842 in Clarendon.
Mich. ; m. Mar. 16, 1864 in Tekonsha Oscar D. Smith : res. 1892 at 425
Vine St., JoHet, 111. She d. there Apr. 19, 1903.
3935. i. Nina.
Elias Smith Doolittle (Anson), b. 1822; m. . He d. Nov. 1853.
a. 31. His wid. m. again. In 1891 her address was Mrs. F. C. Loomis.
Hinsdale, 111. ch. :
3936. i. Daniel M., salesman, res. 1891 at 3822 Indiana Ave.. Chicago.
630 THB DOOLITTI.E FAMII.Y.
Charles B. Doolittle (Anson), res. 'oi at Greely, la. He then had 2
s. and 2 daus. living. His s. H. O. says his father was only one of his gr.
father's ch. who left any ch. CH. :
3937. i. Fred A. res. '01 at Delhi, la. He was a candidate for nom. for sheriff
of Delaware Co., la. at the Repub. primary election of June 2, 1908.
3938. ii. Josephine m. C. E. Harris, res. '01 Hailey, Idaho.
3939. iii. Sipha, res. '01 Greeley, la.
3940. iv. Harley O., res. '02 at 420 Cherokee Ave., St. Paul, Minn.
Ambrose E. Doolittle (Benj. Doud), b. Jan. 19, 1803, in Cheshire, Ct. ;
m. Betsey Ann Benham. She was b. in New Hartford, Ct. Apr, 22, 1804;
d. Nov. I, 1898, a. 94. They res. in the "Senior House" where Horton
Hall now stands on Main St. in C, his parental home. He d. May 4, 1879,
a. 76 at C, where both are buried with dau Sarah in the Episcopal Field,
3941. i. Sarah C. b. May 5, 1832; d. Dec. 11, 1884, unm.
3942. ii. Hon. Tilton Edwin Doolittle was b. July 31, 1825 at Riverton, Ct. [where
his mother was on a short visit, and he was brought home to Cheshire on a pillow].
He grew up at C, where he attended the Protestant Episcopal Academy; later, 1840,
entered Trinity College, Hartford, grad. A. B. 1844; afterwards rec'd A. M. degree.
He took course at Yale Law School, grad. 1846 ; admit, to bar at Middletown sm. yr. He
practiced law 1846-50 in Cheshire ; from 1850 to 58 at Meriden and thereafter in New
Haven, where he res. till his death. Mar. 21, 1896. In spg. of 1859 Mr. Doolittle was
appt. U. S. Dist. Att'y for the Dist. of Ct. by President Jas. Buchanan, but relinquished
the office the next yr. In 1866, 1867 and 1870 his fellow citizens, appreciating his
quality, made him a representative from New Haven in the Legislature. On being
again elected in 1874, he was chosen Speaker of the House.
In 1861 Mr. D. formed a copartnership in the law with Judge Sam'l L. Bronson,
which lasted until 1870. The next 4 yrs. of individualized practice was followed in
1874 by an assoc'n with Judge Henry Stoddard. In 1876 Mr. Wm. L. Bennett was
added to the firm. Mr. Doolittle was appt. States Att'y for New Haven Co. 1879.
He succeeded O. H. Piatt. "The appt. was most heartily and generally com-
mended. Since that time Mr. Doolittle has filled a large place in the legal affairs of
his State, and always with fidelity and honor. He has impressed himself upon the
courts, the lawyers, the criminals and the community in a powerful and unusual way."
He resigned Jan. i, 1896. He m. Nov. i, 1848, Mary Kirtland Cook b. Nov. 4, 1829, dau,
of John and Mary (Munson) C. of Cook Hill, Wallingford Ct., and gt. gr. dau. of
Thaddeus Cook, the Revol. patriot. She rec'd her education in her native town and
As a lawyer Tilton E. Doolittle stood in the first rank and his services were in
great demand. When he entered the Ct. Bar it was far famed for its splendid galaxy
of great lawyers — the eminent Ingersoll bros.. Ralph and Chas., the most able Roger
S. Baldwin, the learned Dennis Kimberly, the formidable Alfred Blackman and others.
In that school he began his professional life under the influences which a high-minded
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 631
and honorable set of great men and great lawyers would necessarily exert upon him.
He possessed by nature instincts, tastes and moral character fitted to feel these in-
fluences and to absorb and assimilate all that was valuable in them.
Mr. D. cared little for public life though he served the people well repeatedly at
the mandate of his fellow citizens. For 25 yrs. he filled successively numerous places
of high public honor and trust. But the court room was his place; he was a lawyer
down to the quick; he delighted in the contest, the stress and strain and struggle of
forensic life. He was there the hero of many battles; he enioyed victory; always be-
lieving he was on the right side, but when defeated he met it as a manly man.
His inborn forcefulness of character he greately developed and strengthened.
With this great natural force he had persistency, frankness and shrewdness. In his
practice his individuality was conspicuous, even his voice was characteristic of him.
His methods of trial — his vigor of attack — his skill of defense — his promptness ro use
every weapon of the thoroughly equipped lawyer, which he was — were all in his own
special manner and impressed upon every one his strong personality. Ex-Gov. C. R.
Ingersoll of Ct. said of him :
"His personality was so individual that the youngest lawyer at this Bar knew
him as he actually was. He wore no mask. He never posed for what he was not.
He never posed, indeed, for anything that he was. In all his ways, — in all his moods, —
under all circumstances, he was simply himself — he was Doolittle. I never knew a mar.
more content to let the world put its own valuation upon his worth. He had a most
kindly nature, and it was quick to respond to any appeal to his sympathy or friend-
ship. And in his administration of that most responsible and important office which
he has held with such marked ability for so many yrs. — the State Attorneyship for this
County — he is to be remembered, not more for the zeal and vigor with which he has
prosecuted crime in the courts, than for the wisdom and prudence and humanity and
integrity with which he has discharged its great responsibilities outside the court-
A New Haven editorial on his resigning this office at age of 70 closes with :
"But while he [T. E. D.] was relentless in the pursuit and punish.ment of the
dangerous foes of society, he did not regard himself solely as an avenger of the law.
Under his usually severe and sometimes awe-inspiring manner he concealed greit
considerateness and true kindness of heart. Many a criminal who was more weak
and unfortunate than viscious has been treated with judicious leniency by him; and
he has given many a man and many a woman a chance to do better when he thought
he could do so without failing in his duty to society. He has inspired graitude in
many hearts as well as fear, and in the quiet of his retirement we have no doubt that
he will take as much real satisfaction in the kind and lielpful acts he has been able
and willing to do as in the good he has done by fearlessly and successfully upholding
"He leaves his important office full of years and honors. He has the respect and
the admiration of the people whom he has served so long and so well, and for whose
peace and safety he has fought so valiantly and persistently. His ability and his
worth are known and appreciated by the members of his profession throughout Conn,
and in other States. He has lived longer, done more and done it better than most
men do. He has well earned the rest he is going to take and all who know him and
his work will heartily wish that his remaining days may be pleasant and peaceful."
By deeds of honor and integrity Mr. Doolittle fought hi.- way into universal con-
fidence and to a leading place in the Bar of New England. For 50 yrs. be took a
prominent part in his State and was a leader among his fellows. Judge Henry
Stoddard at the memorial service of the New Haven Co. Bar said in part :
632 THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY.
"I knew Mr. Doolittle somewhat intimately after I came to the Bar and was his
associate in business for several years. In consultation at the office his knowledge of
law was intuitive, grounded of course upon a thorough study and appreciation of its
fundamental principles, and even in the most intricate causes arising but seldom in
our practice, his unerring sagacity invariably went straight to the marrow of the con-
troversy. In the trial of his causes he was both sagacious and bold in attack, and in
defense prudent and wary, a most dangerous antagonist and a most powerful ally.
In his examination of witnesses, I may say that he was without a peer, and especially
so in his cross-examinations. . . While he always brought the highest degree of
skill and a very large amount of labor to the trial of all his causes, yet there was one
class of cases, or rather of clients that called forth from Mr. Doolittle a more fer-
vent application of all his powers of body and mind than any other. I refer to those
cases where the weak and the unfortunate applied to him for aid. In such cases he
was unsparing of time and labor, and that without the hope of any reward other than
the consciousness of having done his full duty by a client that could not otherwise re-
"As a friend Mr. Doolittle was to the last degree open hearted and generous, and
I know that I express the common sentiment of those about me, who knew him so
well, when I say that by this generation of lawyers their departed friend and asso-
ciate will always be held in the most tender and grateful remembrance."
He had been so many yrs. a living actual and vigorous presence in the Superior
Court room that it seemed to his colleagues he must still live as the courts live which
he was so thoroughly identified with.
"Mr. Doolittle enjoyed the reputation of possessing the esteem of the judges of
Conn., and the respect of the criminals as have few state atty's in the state's history.
The successive years of his manly, straightforward statement of fact before them had led
the judiciary to rely more and more on the sterling integrity of the prosecuting att'y
and they believed him above trickery for purposes of deception of judges or for sim-
ply securing a conviction.
"The law breakers had learned to respect him, and to almost throw themselves
on his mercy, trusting to his judgment of human nature and his almost judicial
clemency to make a fair, unvarnished resume of their case and to recommend a rea-
sonable sentence which, they felt assured would be adopted by the court.
"In both number and importance the cases conducted by Mr. Doolittle rank col-
lectively, ahead of perhaps any of those handled by any previous incumbent of the
position. Among the leading trials prosecuted by him were : The Jennie Cramer, the
Coffe, the Russi, the Shields, the Keefe, the Jake Smith, the Beaudet, the Chip Smith
and the Whipper, the Drs. Lee and Whitten murder cases, the receivership suit of
Bard vs. Banigan and the Welton will case." — Newspaper clipping.
He had a wonderful knowledge of human nature and a keen perception of human
motives. He inspired criminals with terror and often their defenders also. Wm. C.
Case once remarked that he would as soon ask a witness "to submit to being run over
by a square harrow as to endure a hatcheling from Brother Doolittle."
"No one could ever accuse Titon E. Doolittle of double dealing. He was blunt
and honest. He did not mince his words, but however sharp his language, there was
always a very large, soft spot in his very big heart. . . Many a young man and
old one, too, is living an honest life today because Tilton E. Doolittle knew when to
temper justice with mercy. . . he has done as much to reform fallen men and
women as any public official or private citizen of Conn, during the past quarter of a
century. Scores and scores of men and women throughout this county and this
state could tell of acts of kindness performed by the state's att'y to whom they had
gone to talk over troubles, almost crushing in their severity.
THE DOOLITTLE FAMlIvY. 633
"They could tell of the gruff greeting extended by the state's att'y when they
entered his office and they would tell of the tender words spoken by that official be-
fore the interview was ended.
"We believe that no man in Conn, had more friends among all clas.'^es of people
than Mr. Doolittle. He had enemies and no good man has ever been without them,
but the world will never know of one-tenth part of the good deeds he performed nor
the acts of kindness and tenderness which were never told by him and which he
preferred that his fellowmen should have no knowledge of.
"New Haven has lost one of its best citizens, the New Haven Co. bar has lost
one of its brightest lights. The legal profession contams few men .so learned in the
law, so well informed concerning all the principles of evidence, so capable in the pr&-
sentation of cases and in the giving of advice."— New Haven editorial.
Ex-Gov. H. B. Harrison of Ct. as one of the 6 or 8 in N. H. county who entered
the Bar with T. E. D. and survived him, said that as they survey Mr. D.'s half
century of professional life "they see in that career not one act done by him unworthy
of a high-minded and honorable and generous man. They part with him in sorrow;
and so long as they shall live, they will remember him with profound respect and
On Mar. 23, 1896,. a special meeting of the Bar of New Haven Co. was held m
the Superior Court room to pay a tribute to the memory of Tilton E. Doolittle. It
was the largest gathering of lawyers ever known in its history, as no other death
that had taken place in that city in yrs. had made such an impression upon the legal
fraternity. It was presided over by John W. Ailing, Esq., who tmder the rule of Bar
appt. ex-Gov. Ingersoll, ex-Gov. Harrison and Judge Henry Stoddard as a com'te to
have charge of the exercises. Their speeches were printed in a pamphlet with the
following resolutions : , 1 •
"Resolved, That we, the members of the New Haven County Bar, deeply im-
pressed with the great loss sustained by our profession and the public in the death ot
Tilton E. Doolittle, do here place upon record this memorial ot respect, appreciation
and affection for our lamented friend.
Resolved That we. his associates, mourn the death of this generous hearted and
svmoathetic friend by which our profession and the public have lost an able zealoiis
and devTtLd counsellor and advocate, and the State a conscientious and public-
Resolved That this Bar will attend the funeral in a body.
Resolved That we tender to his family our heart-felt sympathy in their affliction,
and that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to them.
Resolved That the President of this Bar present these resolutions to the Supe-
rior Court of this County, and request that the same may be entered o record. _ ch. .
3943. i. Sarah Mabel Cook; m. Presley Carr l.ane of St. Louis, Mo.; res. 08 in
New Haven, Ct., at 367 Orange St. , • , ^ • ,1
3944. ii. Geo. Tilton, physician, res. 08 in Spokane. Wash., with oftice in the
Rookery Bldg. He m. May Gertrude Hendryx. ch.:
Geo. Hendryx; Andrew Hendryx, twin; Tilton Edwin, tw.n^
394=; iii. John Ambrose; m. May Maltice of Pueblo; res. 08 .t Cook Hill. Wall-
ingford:Ct., and has a dau. Mary Tilton. He is an att'y and was his fathers partner.
Araminta D. Doolittle (Calvin, bro. of Benjamin Doud), b. in Wash-
ington Co. N. Y. 181 1 [the latest data seem to show that .\raminta was a
ch. of Calvin, bro. of Bciij. Doiid (867) as were also Nos. 1858-63 nicl.
634 THE DOOI^ITTLE FAMILY.
Her mother d. many yrs before her father and he m. 2d. Mrs. Beardslee, a
wid. with 2 s. Correct pg. 372.] Though small in stature she had natural
abilities physically and intellectually. Her parents gave her every advan-
tage for mental culture and she grad, with high honors from Mrs. Willards
Female Seminary at Troy, N. Y. Afterwards in the family of Col. Worth
of Albany, N. Y. as governess and companion, she reveled in the full en-
joyment of military soc'y in the stirring period of Pres. Jackson's first term
of office. Later her culture and accomplishments brought her the princi-
palship of a newly estab. Female Seminary in Rochester, N. Y., which she
conducted with success and honor over 20 yrs. The school immediately
became popular. Many girls in Western N. Y. were instructed there and
always speak lovingly and respectfully of her, of her teaching and of her
delicately refined and polite manners.
Eventually her parents and sisters d. except the youngest, an invalid
spoken of as, "the lovliest," who needed constant care. At her death,
Araminta was left without near relatives. She had resigned her position
at the school, but had by wise economy saved up several thousand dollars.
In 1857 by invitation of Senator Jas. R. Doolittle (remote cousin), she went
to res. in his family at Racine by whom she was ever much beloved. She
d. in 1892, a. 80 yrs.; unm.
Friend Street Doolittle (Albert), b. in Cheshire, Ct. June 21, 1805;
named after mother's bro. He m. i] Sept. 17, 1827 Ellen M. Campbell; m.
2] 1857 Mrs. Gertrude Moser. Mr. D. went to Salanca, N. Y. about 1830
with his father, making the journey with an ox team. They sett, first near
Watertown, N. Y. where the fam. rem. from Ct. Then they went to Sa-
lanca, later to Syracuse. He saw great changes in his city and central N.
Y. in his long lifetime and often spoke of having chopped down the forest
where the Syracuse House now stands. In early days he spent the winters
in hauling salt into Canada where he sold it, — quite an extensive business.
Crossing was made on the ice of the St. Lawrence River at Cananoque. He
was a building mover; had never been ill, and d. of old age Aug. 19, 1891,
a. 86, at home of s. James in Syracuse. CH. :
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 636
3946. i. Cordelia A. b. July 28, 1829; m. Sept., 1849 Myron Ellis; d. July 2,
a. Elnora b. Dec, 1850; m. Oct., 1872 Albert Campbell. Ch. : Ada; I^oretta ; Em-
b. Cordelia b. May 30, 1852; d. Sept., 1863.
c. Loretta b. Sept. 20, 1854; m. June 5, 1881 Frank Edgar.
d. Wilson b. Oct. 5, 1856; d. Aug. 1861.
3947. ii. Hermon b. June 21, 1831 ; d. sm. mo.
3948. iii. Almira b. Jan. 28, 1833; res. 1901, unm. with sis Ellen.
3949. iv. William b, Jan. 29, 1835; d. sm. mo.
3950. V. Ellen M. b. Apr. 25, 1836; m. Nov. 11, 1857 Jas. M. Hawks; no ch.; res.
1901, in Syracuse.
3951. vi. Julia M. b. Apr. 13, 1838; m. Jan. 18, 1862 L,e Roy Wright; res. E. Or-
ange, N. J. ; later, '01 N. Y. City. No ch.
3952. vii. Sarah V. b. Apr. 16, 1840; m. Sept. 29, 1859 Geo. E. Marsh. He was b.
in Jamesville, Mar. 15, 1835. They lived in Syracuse 50 yrs., where for 40 yrs. he was
manufacturer of carriages and sleighs. In spg. 1899 he disposed of the business and
bot. a stock farm at Georgetown near Syracuse, v/here they res. till the next Christ-
mas when he d. after few wks. illness. Wid., s. Chas., and dau. Flora survived him
and res. '01 at their home in Georgetown. ch. :
a. Floar b. July 12, i860.
b. Jessie b. Dec. 2, 1861 ; m. June 1889 Clarence Hungerford.
3953. viii. Albert Friend b. Oct. 16, 1841 ; m. May 15, 1879 Catherine Erth. He
is a large, fine appearing man and a few yrs. ago was on the police force at Syracuse,
where he res. '01 at 304 Pine St. The yr. before he res. in Fayetteville near S. ch.:
0. Albert Friend, Jr., b. Oct. g, 1883; d. Apr. 5, 1889.
b. Clarence b. July 6, 1886.
3954. ix. James Henry b. June 24, 1843 at Collamer (N. Y.?) but after 8 yrs.
rem. to Syracuse to live ; served in quartermaster's dept. in Union Army 1863-5 : m.
Jan. 23, 1872 Elizabeth Aloysius Kinney b. Aug. i, 1853. He was of large frame and
commanding appearance; was a wholesale dealer in liquors from 1870; in '86-7 was
city police commissioner; res. 1891 at 71Q E. Fayette St., Syracuse, but d. .\ug. 31,
1897. In '01 family res. there. One ch., a handsome boy, took the prize in a contest at
S. Wid. and 6 ch. survive. CH.:
a. Jessica Helena b. Oct. 18, 1872; res. '08 at 719 E. Fayette St.
b. Jas. Henry, Jr., b. June i, 1874; d. Nov. 25, 1876.
c. Bernard Morgan Joseph b. May 15, 1878.
d. Florence Anna b. Feb. 20, 1882.
e. James Edward b. Feb. 18, 1885.
f. Frances Raynold b. Oct. 19, 1886.
3955. X. Chas. Herman b. Apr. 23, 1845, at Manlius, N. Y., where he went to
school. The family rem. to Syracuse when he was ten. When out of school he sold
papers and later worked in the Tube Wks. At 18 he secured a gov't pos'n and went
South. In the Civil War he enlisted in 185th reg't and served 9 mo. On his re-
turn home he worked as a boatman for a time. He m. .\pr.. 1871 Mary Fuller. On
May 27, 1872 he was appt. on the S. police force. On June 31, 18S0 he was made
roundsman and on Oct. 7, 1893 was made a detective and continued at his work til!
the day before he d. As a detective he had special ability. He d. suddenly Sept. 26,
1900, a. 55, of neuralgia of the heart at his home. 407 Irvine[_ St., in Syracuse. A local
newspaper gave a good picture of him in uniform and stated in part :
636 THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY.
"DEATH OF A BRAVE OFFICER.
"Detective Doolittle was a man among men. He had every quality that makes a
man respected by other men. To quote Chief of Police Wright : 'He was a model of-
ficer; none was better. He was upright and fearless. In the line of duty he never
failed. He was punctual, plain spoken, discreet, unobtrusive, unselfish, and in fact, the
English language has not the words to express his worth He was cool and collected
in time of danger and always used good judgment. He had little to say unless there
was something to talk about, and kept other people's business to himself. He could
be trusted in any position and never failed when a good Sensible cool-headed and
collected man was needed. The Syracuse police force has lost one of its best men.'
That tells his traits of character and yet one could go on enumerating them almost
without end. Among upright men he had no enemies and none but crooks and thugs
whom he sought to land in jail, ever had a word against him. Jovial and good na-
tured, big hearted and honest, he will be missed as few men are and for many years
'Charlie' Doolittle's name will be remembered with feelings of love and respect. In
the corridors of the police station his practical jokes and good humor will be missed
for many a day."
In July, 1879 Mr. D. as patrolman earned a special badge. He jumped on a train
in the evening hurrying back from police station to his beat in old fifth ward. Pass-
ing Salina St. he saw a suspicious man at side door of Becker's jewelry store on the
corner. Mr. D. jumped ofif at Clinton St. and as he went back the man dodged and
ran into Salina St. and into the arms of T. W. Quigley, later (iQOo) Police Capt. The
man was Jas. Turner, an experienced robber, who with his back to the door had been
working a jimmy on it. Auburn State prison was the penalty. Mr. D."s alertness
undoubtedly saved the loss of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Chief of Police
Wright, then a Commissioner, presented the matter to the Board and until his death
Mr. Doolittle wore a badge inscribed : "Syracuse Police. For meritorious conduct,
July 12, 1879."
Another of his brave acts was the arrest about 1884 of Clarence Tear, a noted
burglar said to have more jail-breaks to his record than any other criminal in the
country. Tear had escaped from Auburn State Prison and cards were out for his
arrest. Detectives Doolittle and John Ennis on W. Onondaga St. saw a man answer-
ing the description of Tear. As they approached him he ran with an oath declaring
he would never be taken alive. Across lawns, through yards and over fences the
detectives pursued. Tear kept up a constant fire. The detectives shot back. Tear fi-
nally took refuge under a barn. Detective Doolittle went to the opening into which
Tear had crawled. The latter kept shooting till all his cartridges were gone. De-
tective Doolittle answered him back in kind, telling Tear the shooting would be
kept up until he was dead if he did not surrender and come out. Tear held out un-
til he learned what a resolute man he had to deal with, then he came out meekly, sur-
rendered and was sent back to Auburn. However he escaped again and was still a
fugitive in 1900.
Mr. D. was a member of the Royal Arcanum. His wid was prostrated with
grief at his death. His only ch., Harry, was com. trav. in 1900.
3956. xi. Ida, dau, of 2d wf., b. Feb. 21, 1859; m. Jan. 28, 1S81 Frank Phillips.
She d. 1885. Her only ch., Myra Ida b. 1882; very beautiful child; res. '01 with Aunt
Ellen at S.
Eliza Doolittle (Albert), b. Jan. 15, 1807; m. Jeremiah Giffin and res'd
in Syracuse, N. Y. She d. before the Civil War in Newburgh, near Clevc-
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 637
land, O. One s. res'd in Syracuse and one in Cal. CH. :
3957. i. Ellen res. '04, unm. with bro. Joe.
3958. ii. Joseph, res. '04 on Rice Ave., Cleveland.
Reuben Doolittle (Albert), b. July 6, 1809 at Cheshire, Ct. ; m. Aug.
15, 1844, Caroline Gardner at Cleveland, O. Later they res'd in 111. where
he d. before the Civil War. His descendants still res. there. ch. :
3959. i. Horatio b. 1845; m- 1866; res. '04 Kentland, Ind.
3960. ii. B. Franklin b. 1849; Free Methodist min. ; m. i86g; res. '04 Hadley, Mich.
3961. iii. Ida b. 1861 ; m. 1891, Mr. Peabody; res. '04 in Mich.
Franklyn Doolittle (Albert), b. Aug. 15, 1811 in Cheshire, Ct. ; carpen-
ter ; moved West with parents ; sett, in Newburgh tp. near Cleveland, O.,
later rem. to Norwalk, O. He m. Phebe Ann Miller. They were m. about
a yr. when he had small-pox. It came on a few days before their ch. was b.
He d. of the disease Jan. 2^, 1838. His wid. m. 2d . ch. :
3962. i. Julia b. Jan. 1838; very bright and smart; d. at 19 yrs. of consumption,
contracted while nursing a patient.
Jerusha Doolittle (Albert), b. in Cheshire. Ct. Apr. 18. 1815; res'd in
Newburg tp. O., where she m. Wm. Kidd. They rem. to Wis. He d. and
she m. 2] Hacket. She d. about 1885. ch. :
3963. i. Elijah, was smart, wealthy and fine appearing: res. '04 in Roseman,
Mont. ; had lived west over 20 yrs. He was in Civil War. He m. and had dau. .^d-
die who m. i] Lockey ; 2d — Haines. She d. '03
3964. ii. James, killed in Civil War in blowing up of vessel.
3965. iii. David, res. '04 in Wis. ; farmer ; m. ; has several ch.
3966. iv. Francis, j'oungest died in Union Army.
Edson H. Doolittle (Albert), b. ^Mar. 10, 1817 in Cheshire. Ct. : came
West with parents. In 1846-7 he kept a grocery at 14 Ontario St., Cleve-
land and boarded near by. He m. Sarah Kelsey and sett, in Toledo. O..
later res. at Adrian. Mich., where he d. in spg. 1895 a. 74. She d. there
later. He was in the marble business ; was buried in Toledo, where a fine
monument marks his grave. CH. :
3967. I. Sarah; had a thorough musical training; d. at 16 yrs.
638 THB DOOLITTLB IfAMILY.
Horace Doolittle (Albert), b. May 5, 1819; m. Mar. 7, 1844, by J.
Conway at De Witt, Onon. Co., N. Y., to Almira, dau. of Geo. and Fannie
Marshall; rem. in 1850 to Mokena, 111.; rem. in 1869 to Kentland, Ind.,
to res. till 1901. Wf. d. at home of dau. Mary in Chicago, Sept. 20, 1901.
He res'd there '04. He was a carpenter and while following his trade hired
his farm work done. ch. :
3968. i. Hattie Maria b. Apr. 23, 1845 ; m. Sept. 1869 Wm. R. Kenney, res. '04 at
Watervliet, Mich. ch. :
a. Vivian b. Apr. 27, 1871 ; m. Mar. 20, 1890 Robert Bruce Foresman. Ch. : Earl;
b. Wm. Otis b. July 8, 1874; m. Miss Goldie Worvey; no ch.
3970. ii. Mary b. July 18, 1849; m. Lorin Nelson Moulton, Aug. 9, 1868; res. '04
in Chicago. CH. :
a. Chas. Newell b. June 23, 1869; m. Dec. 25, 1890, Effie Lee Gardner. In '04 he
was foreman of a large job printing office. Ch. : Claude N. ; Mabel V. ;
b. Arthur Horace b. June 19, 1872; m. Teresa Meseck Jan. 12, 1895. Ch. : Edna
Lee ; Arthur.
c. Roy Lorin b. Feb. 12, 1883; in '04 was in Cashier's office of C. & E. L Ry.
d. Mamie W. b. Oct. 7, 1884. In '04 she was student at Chicago Academy of
Julia Doolittle (Albert), b. in Cheshire, Ct. Aug. 15, 1821 ; m. Solon
Drake ; res. in Newburgh tp. O. She d. in Cleveland in 1888. ch. :
3971. i. Solon, only ch. ; m. and d. y.
Maria Doolittle (Albert), b. in Cheshire, Ct. Feb. 4, 1823; at 9 yrs.
came West with father's fam. and sett, in Cleveland, O. Here she ever res.
except a short time in Independence tp. nearby. She m. 1842 Duransel
White. He d. 1859. In '01 she res. with dau. Susie in a cozy home at 24
Manor St., Clev'd. She was troubled with asthma but bore her 78 yrs. very
well. She was a brown-eyed little lady with very kindly disposition and re-
called the events and persons of many yrs. ago with wonderful exactness.
She d. May, '03, a. 80. ch. :
3972. i. Henry b. Jan. 27, 1844; d. 1851.
3973. ii. Alice b. Jan. 17, 1848; m. 1864 Matthew Skyrun. She d. Feb. 9, 1886.
Ch. : Matthew; Edith.
3974. iii. John b. Jan. 12, 1849, d. 1851.
3975- iv. Elisha b. Nov. 28, 1853; unm. ; master machinist.
THE DOOUTTLE FAMII^Y. 639
^ 3976. V. Clarissa b. May 13, 1856; m. 1879 Thos. Grinnell.
tt 3977. vi. Susan b. Apr. 5, 1857; unm. ; res. '01 in Cleveland.
3978. vii. Mary b. Dec. 28, 1858; m. 1873 Frank Stillwell. Ch. : Edward: Chas.
Ida; Nora; Ruth and Ruby (twins).
Elisha S. Doolittle (Albert), b. in Cheshire, Ct. Sept. 10, 1825. He
came to Cleveland as a child with his parents and here m. Apr. 10, 1845
Celestia Owen. He has been a very prominent mason and contractor.
Several monumental works here are of his construction. In 1892-3 he built
the splendid, large Brooklyn-Brighton bridge at Clev'd, which cost a quar-
ter of a million dollars. Two other fine bridges built by him. but costing
about half as much are the one over Chagrin River near Chagrin Falls, O..
and the Swiss St. Bridge at Clev'd. He res. '08 at 4239 E. 93d St., Clev'd,
where he has a fine residence. He has been very successful and retired
some yrs. ago, still he is very active and has the appearance and vigor of a
man 20 yrs. younger than his age. He is a fine appearing gentleman of
medium height, very sturdy, of ruddy complexion and has the typical Doo-
little features. He and his good wife are most admirable people of the old
school type, who keep up with the times and are an inspiration to all who
know them. ch. :
3979. i. Richard Dwight b. Dec. 28, 1845; m. Nov. 23, 1867 Adelia Sawyer. He
d. 1881. CH.:
a. Cora Adelia b. Nov. 7, 1872; res'd with her Doolittle grandparents before mar-
riage. She is a charming young lady, is very accomplished, social and has
a wide circle of friends. She m. Wm. J. Carter, a grad. of Case School
of Applied Science, who has a high rank as civil engineer. In 1901 he re-
signed a U. S. gov't position at Ft. Preble. Portland, Me., to be City Civil
Engineer at Cleveland with a salary of $4000. Many great and important
public works have had his able supervision. He resigned in Dec. '07, to
enter the engineering field on his own account. They res. '08 at 4229 E.
93d St., Cleveland.
b. Mary Emma b. June, 1876, d. Dec. 1886.
3980. ii. Henry b. May, 1850; d. 1851.
3981. iii. Lucy b. Apr. 1852; m. 1873 Chas. W. Quaylc. They res. near her
parents on Woodland Hills Ave. CH. :
a. Frank E. b. June 1874.
b. Richard E. b. Nov. 1876; d. June 1882.
c. Lulu F. b. Mar. 1879.
d. Celestia b. Feb. 1889.
3982. iv. Mary b. July, 1855; d. 1859.
3983. v. Nettie b. June, 1859; m. 1879 Eugene Weed of Cleveland. They res.
near her parents; no ch.
640 THE DOOLlTTlvE I^AMILY.
3984. vi. Chas. Elisha b. Jan. 1861 ; m. at "Cleveland 1888 Cora E. Hegerling. He
is a leading contractor at Cleveland with offices in the Society for Savings Bldg. ;
was associated with his father. In 1898 he built the massive stone bridge over the
boulevard at Wade Park Ave., Cleveland, costing over $100,000, and a few yrs. later
built a similar bridge for the Lake Shore Ry. at Gordon Park, Cleveland. More re-
cently Mr. D. has had the contract for a couple sections (half-mile) of the great in-
tersepting sewer (isVz ft. diameter) at Cleveland. He is a member of the Cleveland
Gun Club and one of its premier marksmen ; no ch.
Gilbert Doolittle (Albert), b. Dec. 10, 1827; was Lieut, in 25th Ohio
Battery in Civil War; was engaged to be married when he d. Sept. 29,
1866 of cholera in Newburgh tp. O,
Leonard Doolittle (Albert), b. Nov. 8, 1831 ; m. i] Jane Wood, who
was smart and amiable. However they could not agree and were divorced.
He m. 2] Mary R. Hall. He was chief gunner in sm. battery with bro.
Gilbert, and became a pensioner. He was a locomotive engineer; res. in
Newburg tp., later at Elyria, O. where they owned a pretty home cor.
North and West Aves., as well as other property. He was partially paral-
yzed during latter yrs. of life but able to be about. He was of florid com-
plexion and stout. His 2d wf. was short, sturdy, of happy disposition and
business ability. She was a dau. of Alvin and Lois Ann (Perry) H. The
mother was a relative of Commodore O. H. Perry. Leonard d. 1900. ch. :
3985. i. Ada m. i] Trapp; 2] Ardor, connected many years with the
Opera House at Clev'd where they res. '04 on Central Ave. Ch. : a] son b] Frank
Trapp c] Jessie Trapp is a successful and pleasing actress.
3986. ii. Lena ; m. and res. in Painesville, O. ; has a dau.
William Doolittle (Abner), res'd 1846-7 with bros. at 176 Pittsburg
St., Clev'd, and was a milk dealer. Later he was a farmer at Warrensville,
near Clev'd. He m. Eliza A. Norton at Clev'd June 3, 1856. She became
an active member of Warrensville Disciple chh. She d. July 2, 1895 a. 70
at home of s. Wm. in Clev'd, outliving her husband a short time. ch. :
.3987. i. Wm. H., eldest, res. 1895 at 13 Prosser St., Cleveland; wire drawer;
1900 res. on Garretson St., but '04 is successful farmer on Caine Farm, Warrensville,
O., where he m. Esther Honeysett. ch. :
a. Laura b. about 1884.
b. Son d. ac. few mo.
THB DOOLITIXE FAMII.Y. 641
c. Son living '04 youngest.
3988. ii. Chas. res. '04 in Warrensville, farmer; m. Maggie Redmond Feb. 10,
1891, at Cleveland. CH. :
a. Gertrude b. 1892.
b. Wm. b. about 1894.
3989. iii. Geo. d. of diptheria when about 10 yrs. old.
3990. iv. Laura d. of diphtheria in childhood.
3991. V. Sarah d. of diphtheria in childhood.
3992. vi. Margaret m. Morgan Hunsigh, German ; res. '04 on farm south of
Akron in Medina Co. where they bot. a nice farm about 1901. ch.:
Geo. ; Pearly ; dau. ; dau.
Charles L. Doolittle (Abner), b. Dec. 20, 1824; served in Civil War;
m. Thanksgiving day, 1867, Margaret Tear, dau. of John and Jane (Clark)
T. He res. 1593 Dickerman St., Clev'd and d. Mar. 6, 1891, a. 66. She
res'd at 196 Herald St., Clev'd, where she d. July 10, 1906. ch. :
3993- i- Mary Jane, oldest, b. 1862; m. Francis Kellog, res. Cleveland; d 1892
a. 30; no ch.
3994. ii. Frank Sheridan; farmer; res. '04 on Beehive Rd. at Corners in War-
rensville; m. Mary Kenney of Niles, O. ; prob. same Frank who res'd "oi half mile east
of Corlett station. No ch.
3995. iii. Walter; m. Katherine Smith; res. '04 at 196 Herald St.. Cleveland.
3996. iv. Eliza m. Chas. Harbold ; res. '04 at above no. He is supt. in Ohio
Foundry at Cleveland. No ch.
3997. v. Geo. d. age 3 yrs.
3998. vi. Cora Alice d. age 9 yrs. diphtheria.
3999. vii. Willard d. a week later of diph., a. 5 yrs. 5 mo.
4000. viii. Florence.
4001. ix. Abner Henry b. Aug. 31, 1877; res. '04 unm. at 196 Herald St.
4002. X. Bert Garfield b. Apr. 22, 1882; res. '04 with mother; unm.
Phildelia Doolittle (Abner), b. 1830; m. N. P. Glazier, a lake capt.
They res'd on West Side in Clev'd, then on Pittsburgh St., later off Broad-
way many yrs. In his younger yrs. he was a salt water sailor and was one
of first to come from the Atlantic to sail great lakes. He could tell manv
interesting stories" of his whaling days, of being chased by pirates and of
narrow escapes from cannibals. He was b. in \'t. Sept. 29. 1812: went
early to sea, but came West at 20 ; then served on the old Winslow fleet of
steamers. During the Civil War he was in navy on the coast and in many
conflicts. After the war he was elected to Clev'd City Council, where he
was prominent temperance advocate. He usually carried his point by his
642 THE DOOLITTLE FAMIIyY.
strength of mind, character and earnestness of purpose. Physically he was
a wonderful man. He was an earnest Christian and an active supporter
and memb. of Disciple chh. over 60 yrs. "He was one of the bravest men
that ever sailed the lakes" and one of the most interesting characters in
Clev'd. He retired at age of 50, and spent much of later yrs at his farm in
Mentor, O. In his last hrs. his thoughts went back to his whaling expedi-
tions and he would give orders and command his boat as in the olden days.
"His was a life well spent, a voyage with a safe home coming." He d. at
his home, 180 Osborn St., Clev'd, Feb. 12, 1902, a. 90. Phidelia d. in 1874,
a. 44. CH. :
4003. i. Sarah E. unm. ; res. '02 on Osborn St. Cleveland.
4004. ii. Geo. d. a. 6 mo.
4005. iii. Chas. H. ; m. Mrs. ; res. '02 in Cleveland.
4006. iv. James P. ; m. Ida Farnsworth, res. '02 at Mentor. Ch. : Lewis, Mildred.
4007. V. Wm. d. in Cleveland a. 26 yrs., unm.
4008. vi. Frank P. ; m. Pauline Schott, res. '02 in Clev'd : Ch. : Frank.
4009. vii. Addie d. age 3 yrs.
4010. viii. Josephine F. unm., res. '02 on Osborn St.
Daniel Doolittle (Aaron), b. in Conn.; m. ; d. in Civil War. ch. r
4012. i. Daniel, res. '06 at Bethany, Ct.
Mary Doolittle (Aaron), b. in Conn.; m. Wm. Stevens; res. '05 at
Cheshire. CH. :
4013. i. Truman, res. '04 in Hamden ; has a family.
4014. ii. Mary; m. Beach about 1900. A ch. was b. 1902.
4015. iii. Daniel d.
4016. iv. George d.
4017. v. Martha d.
William Alfred Doolittle (Calvin), b. Feb. 25, 1826; bapt. in Cong,
chh. at C. 1828 ; was a farmer, mechanic and carriage maker at Cheshire,
Ct. ; m. Nov. 19, 1848 Mary dau. of Ira Dikeman of New Haven, b. about
1829. He rem. to Chicago in 1887 and res. 1891 with his children at Rog-
ers Park, 111. ; retired. CH. :
4018. i. William H. b. at Cheshire July 5, '50; unm. in '91; salesman at Chicago.
4019. ii. Arthur C. b. at New Haven Nov. 8, 1854; m. Harriet Palmer of Chi-
GREAT BRIDGE OF LAKE SHORE RY. AT CLEVELAND. BUILT BY CHARLES E. DOOLITTLE v3^4)
THR doolittle; family. 643
cago June 9, 1880. In 1891 he was ass't mgr. of Western Dept. Cunard S. S. Co. at
Chicago; smart business man.
4020. iii. Charlie b. at N. H. Apr. 28, 1859; d. there July 20, sm. yr.
4021. iv. Charles H. b. at N. H. Aug. 22, i860; d. at Ravenswood, 111. Nov. 19,
4022. V. Mary b. at Cheshire Feb. 28, 1870.
Andrew Hull Doolittle (Alfred), b. July 14, 1834; m. May 4, 1857
Mary Andrews of Cheshire. She was dau of Wm. E. and Priscilla (dau.
of Benj. Banks of Weston, Ct.) A., b. Dec. 7, 1834. Wm. was s. of An-
drew and Huldah (Stowe) A. of Danbury and Bethel, Ct. Mary d. Apr.
8, 1888 a. 54; buried at C. Had great ability; was a skillful mechanic,
also a banker in Bridgeport, Ct., where he d. about May i, 1905 a. 70; was
buried in Cheshire, Ct. In 1885 he was chosen as an officer in the Episcopal
chh, at Bridgeport. ch. :
4023. i. Alfred William b. Aug. 19, 1859; d. Jan. i, 1874.
4024. ii. Eugene m. ; res. '04 at Bridgeport, Ct. No ch.
4025. iii. Fred'k A. m. ; res. '04 at Brideport ; connected with G. P. Rand & Co.,
dealers in mantels, marbles, mosaics, etc. ; no ch.
Ellen Cornelia Doolittle (Alfred), m. Jan. 16, 1867 Leonard K. An-
drews of Cheshire. She was admit, to Cong. chh. at C. June 27, 1843; res.
'01 in West Cheshire, Ct. Leonard was s. of Wm. and bro. of Man*', who
m. Ellen's bro. Andrew H. Doolittle (1895). Leonard was b. Dec. 27.
1837 ; was machinist at W. Cheshire. ch. :
4026. i. Wm. A. b. Dec. 18, 1867 at C.
4027. ii. Edwin B. ; d.
4028. iii. Benj. R. m. ; son res. '04 in Yalesville, Ct.
4029. iv. Bert. 4030. v. Roy.
Eunicy Doolittle (Ormus), b. Oct. 26, 181 1 at Hampton. N. Y. ; m. at
Wethersfield Spgs., N. Y. Feb. 12, 1829 Dr. Benj. s. of Jonathan and Mar-
tha (Greene) Bancroft of Lyngsboro. Mass., b. there Sept. 13, 1796. They
res. at W. Spgs. Dr. B. grad. at Dartmouth Coll. and practiced at W.
Spgs. till he d., May 3, 1865 ; she d. there Sept. 4, 1897 a. 86. Two of the
9 ch. d. y. CH. :
4031. i. Martha Boyden b. Apr. 7, 1831 ; ni. G. L. Cashart, M. D. Mar. 27,
644 THE DOOLinXE If AM II, Y.
1850 at W. Spgs. He was b. 1824. She d. Dec. 16, 1868 Mt. Vernon, la. ;methodist ;
repub. CH. :
a. Geo. b. 1853; d. 1865.
b. Martha b. 1856; m. Chas. Hughes 1883. Ch. Ralph b. 1886; Garretson b. 1889.
c. Benj. b. 1866; d. 1886.
4032. ii. Mary Caroline b. Jan. 5, 1834; m. at Mt. Vernon, la. Apr. 16, 1857 Rev.
Amos B. Kendig, methodist min. She d. June 2, 1900 at Boston, Mass. where he was
a celebrated preacher. He has had other important charges in Mass. and in Brook-
lyn, N. Y. Has retired and res. '02 with dau. Carrie at Egypt, Mass. CH. :
a. Carrie b. Apr. 7, 1858; m. Geo. Frank Kellogg May 7, 1886; res'd in
Boston, Mass. No ch.
b. Annie b. June 16, i860; m. Apr. 7, 1885 Silas Pierce; res. in Boston. Ch. :
i. Carrie Mildred b. Mar. 14, 1886; ii. Susan Elizabeth b. Sept. 25, 1887.
4033. iii. Elizabeth Clement b. Mar 12, 1837; m- at W. Spgs. May 20, 1856 Nor-
man B. Stedman, publisher and real est. dealer ; republican ; Episcopalian. He was
b. at W. Spgs. Dec. 10, 1833 and d. Feb. 21, 1899 at Warsaw, N. Y. • He was s. of
John Jay and Charlotte (Maltby) S. Elizab. res. '02 at Warsaw. CH.:
a. Fred Bancroft b. at W. Spgs. Feb. 24, 1857; m. Mar. 11, 1891 Clara Burns at
Warsaw, where they res. '02. He is a farmer, Episcopalian; republican.
Clara b. June 9, 1870 in Rochester, N. Y. dau. of Sam. and Jenny (Philips)
B. Ch. : Elizabeth; Norman R. ; John J.; Robert B. ; Clarinda B.
b. Ella Bancroft b. at W. Spgs. Aug. 25, 1861 ; m. at Warsaw Nov. 21, 1883 Geo.
Wm. Frank civil and electrical engineer ; Episcopalian ; res. '02 Montclair,
N. J. He was b. at Warsaw Nov. 28, 1861 s. of Geo. Washington and
Phoeba Forbet (McNair) F. Ch. : Louise S. ; Geo. S.
c. Harry Jay b. at W. Spg. Nov. 11, 1865; res. '02 Newark, N. J.; ass't supt.
Scranton Correspondence School (Newark district).
4034. iv. Ormus Doolittle b. Apr. 8, 1841 at W. Spgs. ; Episcopalian ; d. in battle
cf Pen Ridge, Ark, Mar. 8, 1862.
4035. V. Lydia Doolittle b. Aug. 19, 1844 at W. Spgs. and m. there Mar. 30,
1864 Andrew Jackson Wheeler. He was b. at Churchville, N. Y. Dec. 27, 1834; d. at
Warsaw June 7, 1898. He was s. of Ezekiel B. and Martha (Gilyer) W. Lydia is
Episcopalian ; res. '02 Warsaw, N. Y. CH. :
a. Martha b. 1867; m. 1889 Chas. R. s. of Wm. Van Allen; one s. Harry W.
b. Geo. B. b. 1869; physician; d. 1896.
c. Chas. B. b. 1872 ; telegrapher at Warsaw, '02.
4036. vi. Helen Eunicy b Jan. 9, 1848 at W. Spgs. ; Episcopalian ; m. there June
22, 1870 Frank E. Bliss, M. D., and res. '02 at Warsaw, N. Y. He was b. Apr. 20,
1846 at Bliss, N. Y. s. of Jas. Harvey and Charlotte A. (McElroy) B. Ch. : a. Maude
b. Nov. 17, 1877; was at college in '02.
4037. vii. Geo. Benj. b. July 15, 1850 at W. Spgs.; m. at Potter, N. Y. Dec. 14,
1878 Sarah J. Wilcox. He is '02 farmer at W. Spgs.; Free Methodist and prohibi-
tionist. Ch. : Benjamin; Lou Marion.
Caroline Doolittle (Ormus), b. May ii, 1816, at Granville, N. Y. In
1891 the fam. rem. to Wethersfield Spgs., N. Y. a pioneer settlement. At
tlie primitive school she was often the heroine of the old time ''spelling
down." Later she attended the Genessee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N.
the; doolittle family. 645
Y. two yrs., an opportunity few girls then had. Her excellent soprano
voice enlivened the home and was appreciated at the chh. She was con-
firmed in 1844 by Bishop Dilaney. At 19 she m. Abel Webster. Her dau,
Lydia writes : "Of her it could be truly said, 'The heart of her husband did
safely trust in her, and her children did rise up and call her blessed.' " Abel
was b. Oct. 13, 1812 at Hampton, N. Y. and in 1817 the fam. rem. to Cov-
ington, Wyoming Co. N. Y., then a wilderness. As a young man he taught
school a few yrs., later became merch. at Wethersfield ; was some yrs. su-
pervisor there. In 1846 was eleceted County Clerk and rem. to Warsaw,
the Co. seat. At end of term took up dry goods bus. again, also had a
saw mill and was interested in western lands ; was several yrs. supervisor
of Warsaw and chairman of County Board; was nom. for legislature but
lost by small margin ; was presidential elector when Fillmore was elected.
At outbreak of Civil War he was offered place of Col. of a volunteer reg't
but poor health prevented acceptance. He d. that fall, Oct. 16, '61 at War-
saw. He was s. of Miner and Lydia (Savage) W. Caroline d. Sept. i,
1884 at Midland, Mich. ch. :
4038. i. James Abel b. July 31, 1837; attended Warsaw Academy and East-
man's Business Coll., Rochester ; dry goods merch. with father ; m. Apr. 4, '6c at \V. Spgs.
Martha Jane McWethy. He d. Jan. 22, 1899 at Warsaw, N. Y. where he had lived
most of his life ; republican ; Episcopalian ; was vestryman of Trinity chh., Warsaw ;
was 6 times elected supervisor of Warsaw 1879-S3, and chairman of the Board for
Wyoming Co. the last 2 yrs. From 1892-6 was portmaster of Warsaw. He was an
honored citizen. His cheerful disposition made him popular with every one. Martha
was b. Aug. 21, 1838 at Attica, N. Y. dau. of David and Adelaide (Thomas) McW.
Ch. : Edward Jas. ; Helen Lucelia; Chas. Abel: Wm. Elias; Harry Roliin; Louis Da-
vid; Anna Bashford.
4039. ii. Martha b. July 31, 1839; d. July 12, 1840.
4040. iii. Caroline Olivia b. June 3, 1841 ; studied music under celebrated pro-
fessors and became very proficient. She taught music in Doolittle Institute i yr. : in
Cary Coll. Sem. 3 yrs.; St. Mary's Hall. Burlington. N. J. 9 yrs. and at Ogden. Ut. 3
yrs. She played the organ in chh. during most of that time. She also gave much
time to oil painting and fancy work. A devoted Christian. She d. unm. July 28. 1890,
at Kalamazoo, Mich.
4041. iv. Helen Elizabeth, b. Apr. 5. 1844; attended Warsaw Academy: grad. at
State Normal School, Albany 1862; was confirmed by Bishop Delaney in Warsaw
1858; had an excellent contralto voice; sang in chh. choir many yrs.; was also skilled
in oil painting, water colors and china painting; taught as preceptress in Alexander
Seminary, Cary Sem., College Hill Sem. at Poughkoepsie. N. Y. and in Mary Insti-
tute, Carlisle, Pa. until m. Aug. 3. 1869. She was President of the .\nti-Rust Club, a
woman's literary club in Midland, Mich. She was active in chli. work, an efficient
646 THE DOOWTTLE PAMII^Y.
housekeeper and interested in charity. Her husband, Jas. Winslow Cochrane was b.
June I, 1838 at Attica, N. Y. s. of Jas. W. and Pamelia (McLaughlin) C. Helen d. at
Midland July 14, 1897; no ch. James was a lawyer; later in lumber and land business.
He held many political offices, the highest being state senator of Mich. 1879-80. He
was Grand Regent of Royal Arcanum 1892-3 ; is also Odd Fellow and Mason. He
was confirmed by Bishop McClasky in Midland 1871 and was vestryman of chh. there.
They adopted a s. when 7 weeks old, Chas. Edward b. 1875 ; in '02 a dentist at Midland.
4042. V. Lydia Lucelia b. Apr. 22, 1846 at W. Spgs. N. Y. ; attended Warsaw
Academy. At 16 entered N. Y. State Normal School at Albany; grad. 1863; taught
mathematics and vocal music at The Mary Institute, Carlisle, Pa. 6 yrs. until m. ; sang
in chh. choirs 30 yrs.; was missionary to the Mormons 18 yrs., 1870-88; has been
Pres. or Sec'y of chh. societies most of her life ; was an officer in Anti-Rust Literary
Club in Macon, Mo. and later 1901-2 in the one at Alameda, Cal. On leaving Ogden,
Ut. her chh. friends presented her a handsome 7 piece silver tea-set, and the Band of
Willing Workers (young girls) gave her a gold thimble. She m. at W. Spgs. June
30, 1870 Rev. Jas. Lee Gillogly, who grad. at St. Stephens Coll., Annandale, N. Y.
first in his class July 11, 1867; attended Berkeley Divinity School under Bishop John
Williams, Middletown, Ct., 3 yrs. ; was ordained Deacon there June 8, 1870, to be first
missionary to Mormons of Ogden and surrounding villages. He was ordained Priest
by Bishop Tuttle in Salt Lake City 1871. At end of ist yr. there were 5 communi-
cants, 18 S. S. children, 35 day scholars, value of chh. property $60. At end of 10 yrs.
there was 115 communicants (many others had removed), 335 in S. S., 370 day
scholars, chh. prop, value $38,900. Mr. G. d. 7 mo. later. His wf. erected a monu-
ment to him in Ogden; his sis. had a beautiful tablet of Carrara marble with bust in
naut relief placed in chh. of the Good Shepherd at Ogden ; a chh. bell was given in
memory of him at Plain City, Ut., and a large stained glass window in St. Paul's
chh. at Evanston, Wy. bears his name and text of his last sermon, "Blessed are the
pure in heart for they shall see God." Mrs. G. has taken great interest in this History
and has most ably assisted her uncle John (1900) in collecting records of their large
branch. ch. :
a. Helen Lucelia b. Dec. 22, 1871 at Ogden, Vt., studied at Rowland Hall, Salt
Lake City ; later taught in St. James Academy, Macon, Mo. 2 yrs. ; had a
thorough musical training. She m. Dec. 15, 1891 Maj. Geo. S. Waterman,
b. 1867 in Grundy Co., 111. [s. of Rev. John H. and Kitty S. (Church) W.].
Commandant at St. James Military Academy at Macon. They went to
Fowler, Cal. where he was supt. of Mission vineyard, 160 acres ; rem. 1900
to Bakersfield, Cal., being interested in oil wells there. Both are active
in chh. work. Ch. : Edward Syms b. 1892 ; Jas. Webster b. 1893 ; d. 1901 ;
Katherine Church b. 1895.
b. Mary Caroline b. Sept. 11, 1873; d. Nov. 3 sm. yr.
c. James Webster b. Sept. 26, 1874; City Clerk Alameda, Cal., '02; unm. He grad.
at Shattuck Military School at Faribault, Minn. 1893, 4th in class, was prize
speaker and excelled in athletics ; was 5 yrs. with Oakland Faucet Co.
d. Matthew Lee b. Feb 5, 1877 ; lumber business '02 Scotia, Cal. ; unm. He attend-
ed several military schools.
e. Laura Louise b. Apr. 20, 1879; m. May 4, 1902 Wm. G. Hanson. She grad.
1897 at Bishop Robertson Hall, St. Louis, Mo. Her grad. essay was on
"Poetry." Later she took 2 yrs. at Golden Gate Kintergarden Training
School in San Francisco; grad. 1899; had private kintergarden in Selma
and Bakersfield, Cal.
f. Wm. Jay Syms b. Sept. 7, 1881 ; mail service, Alameda '02 ; unm. He grad. at
CHARLES JAY DOOLITTLE (4051''
THE DOOLITTLE FAMILY. 647
Shattuck Military School 1898; went to Cape Nome, Alaska, 1900; returned
4043. vi. Ormus Miner b. Oct. 12, 1848 at Warsaw, N. Y. : attended Warsaw
Acad, and Doolittle Institute; was bkpr. in bank at Corning, la., later ass't cashier
in First Nat'l Bk., Leadville, Col., then in real est. in Denver and owned mines in
Central City, Col. He m. June, 1875 at Corning, Elizabeth Hamilton; res. '02 Den-
ver; no ch.
4044. vii. Chas. Abel b. Jan. 20, 1851 ; attended Doolittle Institute at W. Spgs.,
later Lehigh Uni. ; was ten yrs. bkpr. for I^rkin & Patrick Lumber Mills & Salt
Wks., Midland, Mich.; later had charge of Bradley Salt Wks. at Warsaw and Mgr.
of Consolidated Salt Co. in N. Y. City and Scranton, Pa. In Midland he was City
Treasurer ; unm. '02, res. Scranton.
4045. viii. Geo. Edward b. Oct. 12, 1853; attended Doolittle Institute; rem. to
Midland, Mich. 1871 ; studied dentistry and sett, in Seattle. Wash., where he has been
very successful. He m. Apr. 4, 1877 at Midland, Nellie A. b. Oct. 24, 1857, dau. of
Chas. S. and Abigail P. (Bothford) Barber of Iowa City, la. Ch. : Jas. H. b. 1878,
grad. N. Pacific Dent. Coll. at Portland, Or. '02; m. in Dyea, Alaska, i8q8 Maude
Curless; res. '02 Seattle.
Eli Proudfit Doolittle (Ormus) b. at Wethersfield Spgs. N. Y. Mar.
5, 1820. He attended school at Lima, Wyoming- Co. X. Y. and at Canan-
dagua; merch. ; sheriff.; deputy constable, etc.; res. 1873 at W. Spgs; m.
1842 Mary Jane Olds b. 1824. She d. Dec. 14, 1849 ; he d. Mar. 29, 1885.
He m. 2] at W. Spgs. Sept. 30, 1852 Fanny Woodbury Tainter b. Aug. 31.
1829 dau. of Dr. Stephen and Mercy (Winslovv) T. Fanny m. ist Mr.
Burdict. ch. :
4046. i. Edward Jay b. Oct. 20, 1843; m. Olive Blakely Oct. 2. 1867: res. '02
Donora, Washington Co., Pa. Ch. : James B. b. Apr. 18, 1870; Laura; Arthur L. :
4047. ii. James Ormus b. Jan. 10, 1846; res. at Palmyra, Mo. '02; prosperous
merch.; m. Helen Lewis Hollingsworth Oct. 6, 1874. She d. Apr. 18, 1889. ch. :
a. Mary L. b. Dec. 27, 1875.
b. William P. b. May 3, 1878.
c. James O. b. July 6, 1881.
d. John B. b. Mar. 16, 1883.
e. Henry H. b. Feb. 12, 1888.
4048. iii. Emma Myratt b. Oct. 4, 1848; m. Sept. 9. i868 Reuben R. Briggs.
4049. iv. Hamilton Burdick (of 2d m.) b. Dec. 31, 1S57 at W. Spgs.: m. Mrs.
Annie Huffman. Jan. 10, 1883. She d. Sept. 2. 1894. He res. '02 at Donora. Pa. Ch. :
Jaudon Sanford b. Sept. 2, 1887; d. May 1896.
4050. V. Fanny Belle b. Jan. 20, 1S05 at W. Spgs. ; m. Wm. M. Batten Feb.
12, 1889. Ch. : Lynn Frances b. Mar. 15, 1890.
Hon. John Jay Doolittle (Ormus). b. at Wethersfield Spgs. N. Y. Feb.
5, 1825, in the log house on his father's frontier farm. He attended the
648 THE DOOUTTl^ie i^AMILY.
primitive backwoods school, but at 15 went to Lima Seminary, 40 miles
away, to prepare for college. Later he entered Hobert coll. at Geneva, N.
Y., which was founded in 1823 partly by the liberality of his father and
uncle Reuben Doolittle. After his Sophomore yr., poor health caused him
to make a southern visit in early fall of 1847. He was with Dr. Hicks and
family, most estimable people of the Old South on their 1000 acre planta-
tion, worked by 50 slaves near Fairons Depot, N. C, 60 miles N. of Wil-
mington. Roaming over the estate, through the piney woods, together with
the delicious food from the plantation quickly improved his health. The
doctor and other planters now induced him to teach their school. He be-
gan late in Oct. '47 and continued 8 mo. with the loss of but half a day. It
proved a source of pleasure and profit. The pupils averaged 25 in no. and
were ch. of planters. Much improved in health and spirits he started home
the last of June, 1848, remaining in Washington over the "Fourth" to at-
tend the laying of the corner stone of Washington's Monument. He con-
tinued hale and hearty, and at 80 yrs. declared he was still in full vigor of
health without ache or pain.
In spg. of '49 he went into law office of cousin Jas. R. Doolittle (1902)
for a few months. On Oct. 9, '49 he m. Jane Agnes Thompson of Man-
chester, Eng. b. at Oldham Apr. 14, 1825. Her father Rev. Chas. T. had
occupied prominent Baptist pulpits at Oldham and Manchester, Eng., at
Swanzee in Wales, in N. Y. at Rochester and Freedonia and at Iowa City,
la. John and bro. EH at father's suggestion now took charge of the store
at the old homestead and entered mercantile life. After 4 yrs. Eli turned
to other work and John continued 6 yrs. more. In 1851 John a. 26, was
elected supervisor of his native town. In the Freemont campaign of 1856
he took an active part. Being greatly opposed to slavery extension into free
territory he turned from the Democratic to the new Republican party, and
delivered many addresses in his section of N. Y. It was a most exciting
and wonderful campaign and paved the way for Lincoln's election. In
i860 at a. 35 Mr. D. was nominated for the 84th General Assembly of N.
Y. from Wyoming Co. as a Repub. and was elected by large majority. The
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volume of "Biog. Sketches of State Officers and Members of the Legisla-
ture of N. Y ." pub. 1861 states in part:
"Mr. Doolittle is one of the most finished and best educated men in the House
and brings with him to the discharge of his official duties the experience of a success-
ful business man — always the essential quality in a good representative. . . he is
strongly attached to the union of the States, and is one of those who would cheer-
fully sacrifice mere party if by so doing he could preserve the peace and prosperity
of our entire common country."
The meagre salary of representative was $300, and Mr. D. declined a
second nomination, as he could not afford to neglect his business at home.
In '63 when the president called for troops the quota of Wethersfield was
22 men. The tp. supervisor called a meeting of the taxpayers at W. Spgs.
to fix the bounties to be paid by the town. They voted $600 as the limit,
and Mr. Doolittle was appointed to superintend and to see that the quota
of men were furnished. He paid the full bounty to all who came from
the tp. (only 5 or 6). The others were secured in Buffalo and Lockport
(mostly Canadians) at an average cost of but $310. This saving to the
taxpayers in those hard times was a large item and Mr. Doolittle received
their congratulations. Besides his public services in these yrs. he found
a profitable business in dealing in farm lands, cattle and sheep.
In Oct. '69 he and fam. moved to Geneva to give the children better
educational advantages. In '72 when the new tp. of Geneva was set off
from Seneca tp., Mr. D. was elected as first supervisor and twice re-elected
with increased majorities. That yr. at a special meeting at Canandagua of
the Supervisors in Ontario Co. called by chairman of State Equalizing
Board to see if the Co. bore its full share of state taxes, Mr. D. read be-
fore the Board a paper he prepared showing most conclusively that his
county was paying too much as compared with others. This paper was later
taken up by nearly all the newspapers in the county and published witli
most favorable comments.
In 1884 Mr. D. sold his property in Geneva and he and wife rem.
with their household goods to Lake City. Minn. They bought the cottage
home on beautiful Lake Pepin, where they still reside. He engaged in the
nursery business but retired after 14 yrs. to well earned repose from active
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duties. His good wife, like himself, is most accomplished and scholarly,
and after nearly 60 yrs. of married life their charming attachment for each
other is as great as ever. In 1899 their golden wedding was celebrated.
They are Episcopalians.
Mr. Doolittle has taken keenest interest in this Family History and his
splendid services when nearing four score yrs., in gathering the records
of his large and important branch, and his kind encouragements have been
deeply appreciated by the writer. His picture, taken after his 80th birth-
day forms the front piece of this Part VI. CH. :
4051. i. Charles Jay b. at W. Spgs. June I, 1850; studied at district school and
Doolittle Institute, where he prepared for Hobert College under the able scholar
Rev. Noble Palmer, principal of the school and rector of their parish. Chas. entered
Hobert in '69; grad. 'tz. He then entered the grocery business in Geneva and later
in Rochester. On July 28, 1874 he m. Mary Anna b. at Harpersville, N. Y. Feb. 2,
1853, dau. of Rev. Noble Palmer. In summer of 1881 he rem., with family to Lake
City, Minn., where for 6 yrs. he engaged in the grain business. He then took up
the nursery business and in i8g6 estab. the successful North-Western Nursery Co.
of St. Paul. Their home at Lake City overlooks charming Lake Pepin, where he
and his amiable wife hope to spend many happy years. CH. :
0. Jay William b. July 26, 1875 at Havana, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 10, 1904, Eva TopliflF
of St. Paul, where they settled.
h. Noble Palmer b. May 21, 1882 at Lake City; m. Apr. 7, igo6 Vesta Gertrude
Woodford. Ch. : Chas. Arnold b. in Seattle, Wash. Jan. 13, 1907.
4052. ii. Lucia Jane d. Aug. 23, 1852, a. 11 mos.
4053. iii. Gertrude Alice b. Dec. 16, 1853 ; had a special taste and training in
music and painting; m. Sept. 25, 1888, Chas. W. Woodford b. Apr. 11, 1839 at Jericho,
Vt. They have resided at Port Henry, N. Y. CH. :
a. Stewart Lawrence b. Jan. 9, 1892 at Port Henry.
h. Constant Agnes b. Feb. 25, 1895.
c. Jay d. y.
d. Rebecca May b. June 5, 1896; d. Oct. 16 sm. y.
4054. iv. Ormus Henry b. Oct. 15, 1863 at W. Spgs. ; was some yrs. a successful
farmer at Lake City, but a few yrs. ago rem. to Sauk Centre, Minn, and bot. a good
livery, feed and sales stable on Main St., which he manages. He m. Rebecca Oak-
ford McNary Apr. 19, 1888. She was b. Sept. 13, 1863 at Aberdeen, Miss. CH. :
a. Gertrude Elizabeth b. Aug. 19, 1889 at Lake City.
h. Rebecca Thompson b. May 7, 1891.
c. Mary Doolittle b. Apr. 25, 1893.
d. John Jay b. Oct. 30, 1894.
e Charles Henry b. Oct. 7, 1897 at Elkhorn, Wis.
(end of part vi)