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A FAMILY DESCENT
Mr. George D. Kirtland
Albert W. Curtis
SYRACUSE. NEW YORK
THE LAST WORD
As I am about to resign this family history of early
Kirtlands to Mr. George D. Kirtland of Syracuse, it
comes to mind that they were men of practical trend who
grappled with the problems of everyday life, pioneers,
soldiers, farmers, West India traders, ministers, educa-
tors; for Mr. Kirtland enjoys the esteem of his fellow
citizens by his personality, not only, but by the feat of
building up a large and prosperous stationery business
from a small beginning. It seems proper that I should
add this note about the last Kirtland of the line of whom
I have written.
The references for this compilation are Savage's Dic-
tionary of Early New England Settlers, New England
Genealogical and Historical Register, Lewis and New-
hall's History of Lynn, Mass., Vital Statistics of Lynn,
Salem Quarterly Court Records, Essex Institute Collec-
tions, Colonial and State Records of Connecticut, Con-
necticut Historical Collections, Drake's Founders of New
England, Sparks' American Biography, Connecticut Men
in the Revolution, Boge's Soldiers of King Philip's War,
Caulkins' History of New London, Conn., Chapman's
Pratt Genealogy, History of Middlesex County, Conn.,
Stiles' Ancient Wethersfield, Howell's History of
Southampton, L. I., Town Records of Easthampton.
ALBERT W. CURTIS.
SYRACUSE. N. Y„ DECEMBER 18. 1915.
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA.
The first immigrants to New England by the name
of Kirtland came over on the ship Hopewell from London
April 1, 1635, and they were registered "Phillip Kyrt-
land 21 nath: Kyrtland 19 of Sherington in Bucking-
hamsher." James Savage, the wonderful chronicler of
the early New England families, locates them in Lynn,
Mass., the same year. His record of the first Kirtlands
is correct so far as it goes; but he curiously mistakes
in another place by recording Nathaniel 2 and Philip 3
under the name of Catlin in Wethersfield, Conn.
In his life of the Rev. Samuel Kirkland in Sparks'
American Biography (1664), Dr. Samuel K. Lothrop,
related by marriage to the famous missionary to the
Oneida Indians and founder of Hamilton College, next
"The Kirkland family, as the name indicates, is of
Scotch descent. In this country it may be traced back
to Saybrook, Ct., in 1635. Among the thirty-six heads
of families who were early settlers of that place, the
name of John Kirkland appears, who is said to have
come from Silver street, London. He had a son John
who was the father of ten children, of whom Daniel,
the father of Reverend Samuel, was the youngest but
This interesting bit of family history is all right ex-
cepting, that the name is wrong, that the descent is not
Scotch, that the first John of the Saybrook line was not
an early settler; that his father was not John, an early
settler who did not exist, but Nathaniel 2 Kirtland of
Lynn, Mass.; that the Silver street tradition is still un-
supported by any known fact of history.
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
The Rev. F. W. Chapman, in his Pratt Family (1864)
discovers the link between John Kirtland of Saybrook
and the Lynn Kirtlands. He still retained the Silver
street tradition, but ascribed it to Nathaniel 2 of Lynn,
the real father of John 3 of Saybrook, instead of the
mythical John of Dr. Lothrop.
In 1867 Henry F. Waters contributed to the New
England Genealogical and Historical Register the fol-
lowing abstract of an old English will:
"John Kirtland of Tickford in the parish of Newport-
Pagnell, County Bucks., Gentleman, 12 Dec, 1616,
proved 1 Aug., 1617. To son Nathaniel all that part of
my dwelling house in Tickford wherein I now inhabit,
sometime called by the name of Emberton's, adjoining to
the tenement in tenure of William Coningham and to
the house and ground of me the said John Kirtland,
sometime Thomas Horton's. Legacies to Mary Kirtland
my now wife, sons Francis and Joseph Kirtland and
daughters Abigail, Susanna and Mary Kirtland. To my
eldest son John Kirtland the house or tenement some-
time Thomas Horton's (next the above) and adjoining
a tenement of heirs of William Barton deceased. Wife
Mary and her five children as above. To godson John
Kirtland son of my brother Philip Kirtland, 14s 4d, and
to the rest of the children of said Philip 2s 6d each to
be paid unto the said Philip for their use. To the chil-
dren of my brother Francis Kirtland 2s 6d apiece. To
Francis Foster clerk 10s. Wife Mary to be executrix,
friends George Hull and John Horley of Newport-Pag-
nall to be overseers.
"Phylipp Kyrtland one of the witnesses."
Herein lay the nucleus of the hitherto uncertain
problem of the earliest Kirtland families in this country,
but Waters went no farther than to suggest that the
will might furnish the ancestry of the Rev. Samuel
Kirkland. The Kirtland history lay dormant until V.
C. Sanborn (1894) perceived the full significance of the
December 22. , 1943.
sar Mrs. Watkins,
The Hartford Times for Saturday,
scember 18, 1943 gives the following on the
CORRECTION of 3165, (l) KIRTLAND - WELCH,
ov. 27, 1943, in which many errors occurred,
ate of birth, 1804, of Gilbert Kirtland, vas
rom burial record. Date of death was 1R57,
ot 1867; his rife ras Eleanor, not Elizabeth.
The amount of the reward offered was |5.00
ot |500. as vas printed. J.M.C.
Wish you could drop in for a cup of
of fee in front of my fireplace when the logs
re burning. It is not often in an apartment,
hat one needs to supplement the heat, but
ny thing can happen "with the coal situation
s it is. They say, that here in Bronxville,
most inferior quality of coal is being
elivered. The fireman says: "it only burns
if teen minutes and it used to burn half an
our" I don't know exactly what that means,
ut it sounds something like b0% to me.
ishes always, £
6 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
The Rev. F. W. Chapman, in his Pratt Family (1864)
discovers the link between John Kirtland of Saybrook
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 7
will. He built a clever piece of constructive genealogy
thereon, which finally, and with practical completeness,
determined the true foundation of the Kirtlands of
America. Sanborn evidently made no attempt to go be-
yond Savage's chronicle of the first Kirtland families.
My researches have gone farther afield, and add material
facts and details hitherto unrecorded in genealogy.
KIRTLAND OR KIRKLAND?
Both English and American authorities make the
surname Kirtland a variation of Kirkland. Lower's
Patronymica Britannica couples the two forms under
Kirkland. Guppy's Homes of Family Names gives
Kirkland but not Kirtland. In this country we have
both forms, but we know that for five generations the
Kirklands were Kirtlands.
In his life of Rev. Samuel Kirkland in Sparks'
American Biography (1864), Rev. Samuel K. Lothrop
asserts the name Kirkland to be of Scotch origin. He
was a minister, was related by marriage to the Kirk-
lands, and probably accepted the traditions of that fam-
ily as to the form and origin of the name.
Rev. F. W. Chapman, genealogist of the Kirtlands
of Connecticut (1867), makes the positive statement
that Dr. John Thornton Kirkland, the distinguished
president of Harvard (1810-1828), a son of the Rev.
Samuel Kirkland, was the first Kirtland in this country
to change his name to Kirkland, which was adopted or
applied to his paternal family. This puts him on record,
as a fair inference, as having decided Kirtland to be a
corrupt form of Kirkland. He might well have been
favorably inclined to this view by the fact that his father
and grandfather, as well as himself, were of the
V. C. Sanborn in the N. E. Gen. and Hist. Register,
1886, suggests Curtland (meaning lack-land) as the
derivation of the name. This harks back to the German
8 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
Kurz=short. Lewis and Newhall, the local historians of
Lynn, Mass., where the Kirtlands first settled in this
country, ascribe the origin of the name to the "German"
Cortlandt, which of course is Dutch.
The earliest colonial records of this country exploit
an interesting array of spellings of the name; viz.,
Kirtland, Kertland, Kurtland, Kyrtland, Curtland, Cort-
land, Certland, Cirtland, Cartland, Catlin, Catline,
Catlyne, and the Dutch of New Amsterdam heard it
Cartelyn. At this early time, the 17th century, English
had not become a written language so far as to have
attained a regular form of spelling. It was phonetic,
and vagarious, as a natural consequence, in writing.
Personal names had no exception; indeed, the same per-
son often spelled his name variously. So great a name
as Shakespeare is a notable example. The significant
fact to be noted in the astonishing vagaries of colonial
spellings of the Kirtland name is that the t invariably
I am convinced that the coupling of the names Kirt-
land and Kirkland is a misapprehension. Rather I am
of opinion that they are distinct patronymics in origin
and also in usage until confused in recent times. Our
earliest authentic record of the Kirtland name in Eng-
land (1616) is the will of John Kirtland of Tickford,
Buckinghamshire, signed as witness by Phylipp Kyrt-
land, his brother. The earliest original Kirtland signa-
ture in this country is Philip Kirtland (1643), which
is found among the signatures of leading men of Lynn,
Mass., on the petition of Goody Armitage for a license
for an ordinary. It is here reproduced from the New
England Genealogical and Historical Register (1879).
This may have been the signature of Philip the father,
but I judge the spelling fixes it on Philip his son. The
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two other sons, John and Nathaniel, spelled the name
Kirtland, as did their uncle John, whereas the father
wrote it Kyrtland.
It seems more reasonable to seek the origin of the
name in the word court; that is, Courtland, he of the
court land, or demain reserved for the immediate sup-
port of the lord's castle. The Century Dictionary gives
the etymology of the word court as: Middle English,
court, cort, curt; Anglo-French, court; Old French, cort,
curt, court; French, cour — Provencal, cort — Spanish,
Portugese, Italian, corte; Middle Latin, cortis, a court-
yard, yard, villa, farm, palace, retinue; Latin, cor(t-)s,
contraction of cohor(t-)s, a place inclosed; akin to Eng-
lish yard, garth, garden; hence courteous, courtesy,
courtier, etc. Probably the name is of French origin,
and was introduced into England with the Norman con-
quest. The fact remains, however, that with the sole
exception of that branch of the family in this country
which deliberately changed the name after five genera-
tions, Kirtland has existed as a distinct and honorable
name for three hundred years.
Burke's General Armoury gives the blazon of the
arms of Curtland, without time or place, as Or, three
cinquefoils pierced gules.
Kirkland, meaning of the church land, is a good old
English family name. Guppy locates it in Nottingham-
shire and Derbyshire. Personal and place names spring-
ing from the word kirk=church, Anglo-Saxon kirke, are
common throughout England and Scotland. In this
country the name has acquired prominence through Rev.
Samuel Kirkland and President John Thornton Kirkland
and their association and family alliances with the min-
istry and letters. But they and their good works properly
belong to the Kirtlands, for by birth and several genera-
tions of pedigree they were Kirtlands.
10 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
THE KIRTLANDS AS PATRIOTS.
A review of the Kirtland history shows that this
family is born in the blood and bred in the bone of the
country. They played a courageous role in planting
English civilization in the New World. They shared the
adventure and dangers of the first English occupation
of Long Island. They were in the brunt of that most
terrible onslaught which the New Englanders had to
meet, King Philip's great marshaling of Indian forces
to exterminate the invading paleface, when the only two
of the name capable of doing so served in the ranks.
They responded to call in the French and Indian War.
In the establishment of American political freedom and
this great republic, to a man they fought conspicuously
beside their fellow patriots. Connecticut Men in the
Revolution lists three captains, two ensigns, one cornet,
one corporal and five privates of the name, and three
privates of the Kirkland name ; whereas the first national
census of 1790 gives only eleven heads of Kirtland
families for Connecticut, all of Saybrook, four for Massa-
chusetts, one for New Hampshire, two for New York,
and one for Pennsylvania. It is evident, therefore, that
every Kirtland who could bear arms came to the front
in loyal duty in that momentous struggle.
AN INTERCOLONIAL INCIDENT.
Nathaniel 2 Kirtland and Philip 2 Kirtland were prin-
cipals in a threatening episode between the Colony of
Massachusetts and New Amsterdam.
When the New England colonists thought the time
ripe to grab Long Island, they easily found excuse and
justification. Had not Captain George Weymouth, an
Englishman bold, sailed cheerily by in 1605 and looked
at its inviting wooded shores with streams of fresh water
running down? And had not Governor Winthrop, pru-
dent man that he was, sent a ship in 1633 purposely to
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verify this pleasant view from the captain's deck? The
island was then in the possession of the Dutch, who had
occupied the west end and probably had isolated settlers
along the north and south shores. But the greater part
of the island was a fair wilderness whose denizens
were Indians and wild animals. King Charles I
having issued to Lord Stirling a blanket grant of suf-
ficient dimensions to cover a good portion of the conti-
nent, the lord's agent, James Farratt, made compact with
a colony of occupation, composed chiefly of Lynn people.
They were to have eight miles square in any part of
Long Island. The consideration to be rendered up to
Lord Stirling was left to Governor Winthrop for adjudi-
cation, and this is worth reading in his own words. He
found for the over lord in the sum of four bushels of
Indian corn, "in consideration that the country was a
wilderness and that the Indians pretended some claims
to the land."
The adventurous colonists landed at the head of
Schont's Bay the 10th of May, 1640. They found posted
there on a tree the arms of the Prince of Orange. They
pulled it down. In derision they drew in its place "an
unhandsome face." Sachem Penhawitz, from whom the
Dutch had bought these lands, loyally hurried to the
Dutch with the tidings. The Council of Amsterdam
ordered Cornelius Van Tienhoven, secretary, to seize
"the strollers and vagabonds." He proceeded to do this
with the help of an undersheriff, a sergeant, and twenty-
five soldiers. Arriving at Schont's Bay on the 15th, he
found the invaders, numbering eight men, one woman
and a baby, already had built one house and part of an-
other. He asked them, Why have you pulled down their
High Mightinesses Arms and put a fool's head in the
stead? The colonists ducked under the reply that the
man who had pulled down the escutcheon had gone over
to Red Hill (New Haven) , and that an Indian had drawn
the offensive substitute. Six of the party, including
12 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
Nathaniel and Philip Kirtland, were taken prisoners to
Fort Amsterdam and held while diplomatic representa-
tions in Latin passed between Gov. William Kieft, whom
Washington Irving has humorously immortalized as
William the Testy, and the governor of Massachusetts.
Governor Winthrop set up that he would not maintain
the colonists in an unjust action nor suffer them to be
injured. The worthy Councilors of Amsterdam smoked
that in their long clay pipes with the result that shortly
they set the prisoners free on condition of leaving the
territory never to come back. This the intimidated
colonists did by going to the eastern end of the island
and founding Southampton. A merry war was averted.
The quaintly picturesque phraseology of colonial times
arouses in us of later days a sense of pleasant humor, but
in fact these colonizers, to borrow Maurice Hewlett's ex-
pression, were engaged in "man's business."
A KIRTLAND DESCENT.
THE FIRST LYNN IMMIGRANTS.
Herein is included the first complete chronicle of the
earliest Kirtland family in America, who settled at Lynn,
Mass., as follows:
PHILIP 1 KIRTLAND, of Lynn, Mass.
Strangely, there are but two positive records known
of the head of the Kirtland family which settled first in
New England. These are as witness to his brother
John's will in Tickford, England, 1616, and as sharing
in the division of lands in Lynn, Mass., 1638, when Philip
Kirtland senior and Philip Kirtland junior were each
allotted ten acres. There are no discovered records of
his coming to this country, of any acts or activities, or
of his death. All his children were born in England,
perhaps his wife died there. He might have come over
either before or after his sons Nathaniel and Philip, who
are known to have settled in Lynn in 1635. I am inclined
to think that his young and adventurous sons preceded
him and his eldest son John, and perhaps his daughter
Susannah and her husband, John Wastall. The local his-
torians, Lewis and Newhall, state in one place that Philip
Kirtland and Edmund Bridges were the first shoemakers
of Lynn in 1635, and in another that Philip Kirtland was
the first shoemaker. It was Newhall, I believe, who dis-
covered that Bridges was a horseshoer. Their history
assumes this Philip to be the father, whereas no record
shows that he was here before 1638, although he might
have been. This question may never be determined
positively, as the records of Lynn before 1650 were de-
stroyed in a riot. Philip senior might have been rising
70 years of age at this time, since his son John was born
14 THE KIRT LANDS OF AMERICA
in 1605. In the absence of certain evidence I assume
that he was so far advanced in years as to be out of the
stirring activities of pioneer life, that he did not live
long after settling in Lynn, and therefor that the few
scattering records of Philip Kirtland relate to the son.
Philip 1 Kirtland had three sons and one daughter,
Nathaniel, Philip, John, Susannah. There is no record
of his wife. The history of these children follows:
John 2 , the will-o-wisp of the genealogists. Sav-
age saw him but once, at Newtown, 1665. Chap-
man saw him, but did not recognize him, when he
cites that his sister Susannah Wastall of Saybrook
alludes to her nephew, John 3 , as brother. Sanborn
saw him in the will of his Uncle John of Tickford,
England, the brother of Philip 1 , and again when he
discovers him to be the brother of Susannah Wastall ;
but he erred in surmising that John 2 made his resi-
dence at Saybrook, where he could only have ended
his days. Yet he has some interesting history
and his life is very well accounted for. He lived
at Lynn from 1641, when he had a suit in court
at Salem against William Edwards, until 1654,
when he was fined for calling Edward Richards
"a rogue and a base rogue." He was constable
in 1652. The town of Easthampton, L. I., granted
him, April 9, 1651, a "lott if hee comes betwene
this & the last of July next eiisveing," which would
show that the townsmen considered him a desirable
citizen. I judge he did not go to Easthampton then.
But he appears on the town records in 1657, and
January 25, 1658, it is set down there that "John
Barker and John Cirtland pit have entered an accon
of Trespas on the case against Thomas Squier Deft
for vtteringe of slanderous wordes that intrenched
on our lives and lively hoods." John Barker must
have been rarely gifted with power of words. John 2
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 15
bought land from Samuel Parsons March 14, 1659.
September, 1661, because he had refused to join in
the purchase of commons at Masutauquit (Montauk),
he was debarred from profiting therein. An instru-
ment of curious interest under date of September
11, 1665, is recorded with careful formality as fol-
"Bee it known to all men by these presents that
I John Kirtland Inhabytant of Easthampton on Long
Island : doe make over all my right & interest I had
in my servant Hopewell: Indyan: whom I bought
of his guardyans being an orphan and one yeare
ould to Mr. Thomas James of Easthampton Myn-
ester to him his heires & assigns for the full terme
of Nyneteene yeares, for a Considerable vallue viz
fifteene pounds in good pay ; the said Hopewell being
of the age six yeares this present tyme; his tyme
coming forth at the age of 25 yeares according to
the date hereof: the said Thos: James engageing
himselfe heires or assignes for the good usage of
this his apprentice & if hee continue with him
to the aforesaid age or his heires or assignes the
said Thos : doth bynd himselfe to give the said Hope-
well ten pound in Currant pay & a suite of Cloathes,
In witness of the premyse I set to my hand & Seale.
Seale Hopewell H his mark
John M Mulford
his mark signed December: 6th
Arthur Howell in the yeare 1675 in
presence of me
The above written is a true Coppy extracted out of
the original by me
"Thomas Tallmage Recorder."
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In March, 1666, John 2 leased land conditionally
for a term of years, in November was granted four
acres of land, and April 4, 1671, sold addition land.
Beyond this year the Easthampton records are silent
as to John 2 . Undoubtedly Saybrook was the scene
of his later years. Only he could have been the
Goodman Kirtland whom the townsmen engaged in
December, 1681, for sweeping the meeting house
and keeping school for the ensuing year. At the
same time his brother-in-law, Mr. John Wastall,
was engaged for the same term for "beating of the
drum" upon the Sabbath day and town meeting days.
The story of his life closes in 1683, when his sister,
Susannah Wastall, gave him a small house and lot
in Saybrook. She called him her childless brother
John. His deposition in the probate of his brother
Philip's noncupative will in Salem in 1657 does not
necessarily mean that he was personally present,
though he may have been. This deposition fixes the
year of his birth as 1605.
Philip 2 came over with his brother Nathaniel 2
on the Hopewell and settled in Lynn in 1635, where
he was the first shoemaker, or cordwainer as the
makers of ladies shoes of silk and cordovan leather
were then styled. He was granted land in 1638, and
was plaintiff in a trespass suit in 1639. In 1640 he
joined the Lynn colonists who went to Long Island
and was one of the original founders of Southamp-
ton. He returned to Massachusetts in 1641. The
records of the Quarterly Court at Salem have a
number of references to him from 1645 to 1655. He
was grandj uryman each year from 1649 to 1653.
He bought the house and lands of Nathaniel Tyler
in 1652. Shortly afterward this worthy, when about
to embark on the ship New England Merchant, made
a will whose preamble was a portent of Philip's
fate, "because our lives are fickle and mortall, and
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dangers at sea are many." In the oral probate of
Philip's will in 1659 William Harcher testified that
"before going to sea I oft heard Philip oftentimes
say" — from which I infer that Philip 2 had joined
the host who had gone down to sea for the last time.
This event happened before July 13, 1657, for on that
date his brother John 2 made deposition in the pro-
bate proceedings. Mayhap he was lost the year be-
fore. There was a great earthquake in this region
then which toppled down "hundreds of thousands
of trees" and the ocean "rose twenty feet up and
down." So ends his history. But he was the fore-
runner of the long procession of workers that made
Lynn famous in the world for its manufacture of
shoes. His widow Alice, surname unknown, married
Evan Thomas, a Welsh vintner who owned the Kings
Arms tavern in Boston. His estate of £350 was
divided among his children, the house and farm
lands in Lynn to go to his only son Ebenezer. The
children of Philip 2 and Alice were Mary, b. June 8,
1640; Sarah, b. September 27, 1646; Susannah, b.
May 8, 1651; Ebenezer, b. June 11, 1654; Hanna,
b. June 12, 1654.
Nathaniel 2 .
Susannah 2 , date of birth and place of marriage
unknown, was the wife of John Wastall, early of
Wethersfield, Conn., who was deputy in 1643, bought
land in 1647, was constable in 1651. Two years
later he was at Saybrook as commissary sergeant of
the garrison at the fort. He was licensed to keep
an inn in 1663. His death came in 1683. He left
the bulk of his estate, which Savage conservatively
calls "good," to his wife's nephew, John 3 Kirtland,
son of Nathaniel 2 of Lynn. Susannah died in 1684,
having given a small house and lot in Saybrook to
her "childless brother John 2 ." Savage surmises
that Wastall might have been in New Hampshire
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before settling in Wethersfield. Perhaps he and his
wife and her father and brother John 2 came over
together, following the younger sons.
NATHANIEL 2 KIRTLAND.
The registry at the Rolls Office, Chancery Lane, Lon-
don, preserves the link which identifies and connects
the Kirtlands of the Old World with the New:
Primo Aprill 1635. In the Hopewell of London
Mr. Wm. Bundocke vrs New England
nath h : P Kyrtland 19 J of Sherin « ton in Buckinghamsher
Nathaniel 2 was born in Olney, near Sherrington,
Buckinghamshire, in 1616, as he and his brother Philip 2
testified in 1640 when brought before the august Coun-
cilors of Amsterdam as "strollers and vagabonds." He
settled with Philip 2 in Lynn, Mass., 1635, but did not
participate with his father and brother in the allotment
of lands in 1638. For "driving off" a neighbor's cow, he
was defendant in trespass in 1639. In 1640 he was one
of those adventurous colonists from Lynn who first es-
tablished English occupation of Long Island, then
nominally under Dutch dominion. With six others of
the party of ten which first landed at Schont's Bay on
May 10 of that year, he was taken prisoner to Fort Am-
sterdam, examined before the Council of Amsterdam, and
held while representations passed between the governor
of New Amsterdam and the governor of Massachusetts.
Discharged shortly the colonists went to the east end of
Long Island and founded Southampton. Nathaniel 2 re-
mained there some three years, returning to Lynn before
1644, where he spent his days. He was made freeman
in 1647, and was trial juryman in 1647, 1649, 1651 and
1652. He was one of the Seven Prudential Men who
administered the affairs of Lynn in 1678. He had
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prospered in life, and enjoyed the esteem and con-
fidence of his fellow townsmen. He was buried in Lynn
December, 1686, aged 70 years. His will, dated August
17, 1685, and probated March 31, 1687, names sons
Nathaniel, John and Philip, daughters Hannah and Mary,
grandchildren of Lee and Collins names, and appoints
his widow executrix. This will and that of his brother
Philip 2 settle the uncertainties regarding the parentage
of the children of the third generation. His wife's name
was Parnell, but her family name has not been dis-
covered, nor the record of marriage. The children of
Nathaniel 2 and Parnell were as follows:
Sarah, b. no record; m. and had ch. 1670, Ensign
Thomas Lee of Lyme, Ct.
Hanna, b. April 15, 1652; m. Feb. 20, 1679, Capt.
William Pratt of Saybrook, Ct.
Priscilla, b. no record; m. Sept. 25, 1673, Benjamin
Nathaniel, b. no record; m. Jan. 20, 1675, Mary
Rand of Lynn. He served in King Philip's war
under Captain Manning. He it is who was one of
the heroes of a practical joke which terminated
in the Quarterly Court June 26, 1667. It quaintly
reveals the peculiar temper of the times. William
Craft was not good sport enough to take a joke,
therefore Nathaniel 3 Kirtland, John Witt and
Ephraim Hall were presented and fined "for pro-
phaining the Lord's Day, By Going to William
Craft's house, in time of public exercise, (they
both being at meeting), and Drinkeing of his
sider, and Rosteing his apples, without eyther the
consent or knowledge of him or his wife." He
died in 1689, leaving estate of £292. His widow
married April 24, 1690, Dr. John Henry Burch-
sted of Lynn, a German physician from Silesia.
The children of Nathaniel 3 and Mary Rand were
Nathaniel, b. May 3, 1676; Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1679;
20 THE KIRT LANDS OF AMERICA
Priscilla, b. April 9, 1683 ; Elizabeth, b. June 22,
1685 ; John, b. April 30, 1688.
Philip, b. no record; m. Oct. 4, 1679, Ruth Pearse.
He did strenuous and doughty service in King
Philip's war under Captain Brockelbank at Nar-
ragansett, Marlborough and Hadley. He was
among those soldiers who were granted lands in
1688 in the Nipmugg country (Worcester county) .
He was buried in Lynn, June 28, 1688. The Lynn
Vital Statistics give no children.
Ann, b. April 16, 1658.
John, b. Aug., 1659; m. Nov. 18, 1679, Lydia Pratt
of Saybrook, Ct.
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1664.
Martha, b. May 15, 1667; m. Feb. 10, 1685, Joseph
Blague of Saybrook.
Mary, b. May 15, 1667; m. April 28, 1686, John
Bread, jr., of Lynn.
Note — These records leave of Nathaniel 3 de-
scendant males, Nathaniel 4 and John 4 ; of Philip 3
possible males, since he was married nine years with
no children recorded in Lynn; and of Philip 2 his
only son Ebenezer 3 , all whom possibly could have
born the name to posterity. But if they did, history
LIEUT. JOHN 3 KIRTLAND, of Saybrook.
Of all the males of four generations Lieut. John 3 Kirt-
land (Nath 2 Philip 1 ) of Saybrook is the one from whom
the Kirtlands and Kirklands of America are descended.
He must have been born with a silver spoon, notwith-
standing it was at a time when pewter was in good re-
pute. This is the best suggestion for the fable of the
origin of the family in Silver Street, London, that I have
found. At the age of thirteen he was adopted by his rich
uncle, John Wastall of Saybrook. On coming of age he
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 21
inherited an estate of £500, and straightway married
Lydia, the daughter of one of the leading men of the
Colony of Connecticut, Lieut. William Pratt of Saybrook,
who was rich in lands which he had of the remark-
able Indian Chief Uncas. A sort of double hostage at
about the same time was the marriage of his sister Ha'nna
to a brother of his wife, Capt. William Pratt, who in-
herited much lands and became prominent in the affairs
of his world. The document which assured John's afflu-
ence at the outset of life is a unique little human comedy,
and a rare legal instrument. When the parties had got
the matter settled, it wasn't. A reservation sprang up,
was set down, argued again, and the original intent again
declared, only to give rise to another conflict of friendly
forces, for they were all bent on a generous act. One can
see Nathaniel sitting fast for the fullest profit of his son,
whom he was giving up for his better good in life. Was
it Uncle John, from force of the natural canny habit that
had accumulated the comfortable fortune which he was
signing away, contending for a small reservation? Or
did Aunt Susannah, with true feminine sentiment for
childless brother John concealed in the back of her head,
introduce the bone of contention? At all events, it
came out well for Lieutenant John 3 . The instrument
is recorded in the Saybrook town records as follows :
"July 15, 1672. Then was This agreement made be-
tween Mr. John Wastall of Say Brook in The Collony of
Connecticut and Mr. Nathanael Cortland of Linn in The
Colony of the Massachusetts, to say That the said Na-
thanael Cortland doth resign up his son John Cortland
to the dispose the said Wastall, That is to say the said
Wastall doth promise to take the said John as his own to
bring up under good education, in the nurture and ad-
monition of the Lord, and to do his best endeavor to en-
struct him in all things pertaining to life and godliness,
as also at the decease of the said Wastall, that then the
said John Cortland shall suksead in the estate of said
22 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
Wastall, at his own proper age, provided that the said
Wastall have always liberty to give and grant legases to
other of his kindred or such as shall deserve the same,
and that this is the meaning of the agreement, The parties
aforesaid have put to their hands, That is to say, That
after the death of the aforesaid John Wastall, and Susan-
nah his wife, said John Cortland, as their ayre and suk-
sessor as above said, That this is according to the tenor
of what is above written and unto This we do both inter-
changeably set our hands this 15th day of July, 1672.
In the presence of
[Robert Chapman The mark of W
Witnesses <| John Wastall
f John Davis Nathaniel Kirtland
"Ordered to be recorded in Say Brook Records [Vol.
1, p. 78]."
Lieut. John 3 Kirtland became prominent in local af-
fairs, and was appointed lieutenant commanding the
fort at Saybrook in 1702 and 1708. He died January 20,
1716. The children of Lieut. John 3 and Lydia Pratt,
whom he married November 18, 1679 :
Capt. John, b. Jan. 11, 1681; m. 1st Temperance
Buckingham, daughter of Rev. Thomas Bucking-
ham; 2d Lydia Belden. The Wallingford and
Woodbury, Conn., and Poland, Ohio, Kirtlands are
descended from Constant 5 , son of this John 4 . Lieut.
Andrew Southworth, who married Temperance
Kirtland, daughter of John 4 and Temperance
Buckingham, was a great-grandson of Alice South-
worth, the second wife of Governor Bradford of
Priscilla, b. Feb. 1, 1683; m. Thomas Jones.
Lydia, b. Oct. 11, 1685; m. 1st, Griffin; 2d,
Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1688; m. John Shipman.
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 23
Nathaniel, b. Oct. 24, 1690 ; m. 1st Sarah Chapman,
2d Phebe De Wolf.
Capt. Philip, b. May 28, 1693; m. June 16, 1726,
Lydia Marvin of Lynn.
Martha, b. Aug. 11, 1695; m. Rev. H. Wills.
Samuel, b. Jan. 19, 1699 ; m. Martha Whittlesey.
Rev. Daniel, b. June 17, 1701; m. Mary Perkins,
probably a daughter of Jabez Perkins and Hannah
Lothrop. He was graduated from Yale 1720, and
was the first pastor of the Third church at Newent,
Norwich, 1721. He had sons Daniel, John, Jabez,
Samuel and seven daughters. One of the sons was
the Rev. Samuel Kirkland, the Indian missionary
and founder of Hamilton College. His son, John
Thornton Kirtland, doctor of divinity and distin-
guished president of Harvard 1810 to 1828, first
changed the family name from Kirtland to Kirk-
land, which led either to the adoption by or appli-
cation to his father, the Reverend Samuel, who
was born Kirtland, and is so named in Connecti-
cut Colony and State Records up to 1777. The
Kirklands of this country are descended from this
line of Kirtlands. They hail from Norwich, Conn.,
and Oneida county, N. Y.
Parnell, b. Oct. 16, 1794 ; m. John Tully, about whom
there is much interesting history.
It will be seen that Lieut. John 3 Kirtland, like his
father Nathaniel 2 , did his ample duty to his generation
by putting forth a large family of children who, by per-
sonal quality and alliance with the best life about them,
established the Kirtlands as one of the First Families of
From the town records in 1723, it appears that his
sons John 4 , Nathaniel 4 , and Philip 4 were joint proprie-
tors of nearly the entire plain in which the village of
Derby, Conn., is located, and that their lands extended
to the Connecticut River.
24 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
SAMUEL 4 KIRTLAND.
That he was a substantial man who held a position
of esteem among his townsmen is shown by the punctil-
ious affix of the quality title "Mr." to his name in the
town records. Anotfher tribute was his selection in
1747-48 on a committee to propose a "Scheam" for the
seating of the church. This was a grave business, one
only to be intrusted to men of rank and character, for it
involved the relative social standing of every member of
the church. Such was a general church custom in colonial
times. Another tribute was his marriage to Martha
Whittlesey, March 31, 1731, for her father, Lieut. John
Whittlesey, was of high standing in the colony, was many
terms deputy representative to the General Assembly,
was freeman, townsman, lieutenant, general merchant,
and capitalist. Samuel 4 did not enter public life, and
his history is confined to his home town of Saybrook. He
died in February, 1760, and Martha died in August,
1759. Their children were
Deacon Samuel, b. Jan. 10, 1732; m. May 7, 1755,
Thankful Bushnell; Nov. 1, 1786, Mehitabel Lord;
May 1, 1804, Hepsibah Bushnell.
Martha, b. Nov. 26, 1733.
Martin, b. Mar. 31, 1735.
Ambrose, b. Jan. 27, 1737.
Ambrose, b. March 28, 1738.
Charles, b. July 24, 1740.
CAPT. MARTIN 5 KIRTLAND.
An active, courageous man of aggressive qualities,
with natural talent and bent for military life, is the por-
trait projected by the records relating to this Revolu-
tionary soldier. He served in the French and Indian War
on the second call for troops for 'the invasion of Canada
in 1755. (History of Middlesex County.) A picturesquely
worded complaint in the town records, informing against
"one John Buckle of Weathasfield" who "did weigh an-
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chor and come to sail" within two miles of the meeting
house in Saybrook, "when public worship was main-
tained," shows him to have been "Tything Man" in 1761.
Such officer was annually elected by the town as a gen-
eral moral policeman to preserve order at divine service,
enforce attendance, and maintain general public godli-
Captain Martin married March 16, 1758, Sarah Meigs,
who was born January 1, 1735, and was a daughter of
Capt. Josiah Meigs, also known as Deacon Meigs, of East
Guilford, Conn., son of Capt. Janna Meigs, first magis-
trate of East Guilford and several terms representative
in the General Assembly. Beyond him Sarah Meigs' pedi-
gree ascends through Deacon John, John of Killings-
worth, to Vincent Meigs of Weymouth, Mass., and Kill-
ingsworth, the first of the line. The latter was a man of
strong personality and a man of letters. Sarah Meigs
was first cousin to the famous Revolutionary hero, Lieut.
Return Jonathan Meigs (afterwards colonel), a popular
hero of the Revolution who staged one of the most not-
able exploits of the war. He received the formal thanks
of the Continental Congress, together with a sword. Un-
der General Washington's direct orders, with 170 men in
his command, he attacked the British rendezvous at Sag
Harbor, L. I., captured quantities of stores and ammuni-
tion, destroyed vessels, and lost but one man.
Captain Kirtland's Revolutionary history is collated
from military records for the first time in the application
of his descendant, Mr. George Darius Kirtland of Syra-
cuse, N. Y., for membership in the Empire State Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, to which he was ad-
mitted at the Congress of the National Society in May,
1914. I can do no better than to give this record in full,
In official records the Revolutionary service of Capt.
Martin Kirtland of Saybrook, Conn., begins in response
to the First Call for troops in 1775 as Second Lieutenant
26 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
Sixth Company, Capt. John Ely, of the Ninth Regt., Col.
Samuel Parsons, raised by Connecticut in April and May,
and stationed at New London; ordered by Governor's
Council June 1 to Boston Camps; there posted at Rox-
bury in Gen. Spencer's Brigade till end of service in De-
cember. (Connecticut Men in Rev., p. 77.) He re-en-
tered service in February, 1776, as First Lieutenant,
Capt. Ely's Company, for the defense of Mamacock, after-
ward Fort Trumbull, and in July, on Capt. Ely's promo-
tion, was appointed Captain in his place. (Col. Rec.
Conn., Vol XV, pp. 245, 463.) In December the General
Assembly appointed him First Lieutenant in Capt. Na-
thaniel SaltonstalPs Artillery Company, to be stationed
at New London under command of Maj. Jonathan Wells.
(Rec. State Conn., p. 118.) A payroll dated February
28, 1777, shows his service as Captain in Col. Erastus
Wolcott's Regiment at New London. (Conn. Men in
Rev. p. 613.) Previous to this, February 14, he had been
appointed Captain in the Sixth Regiment, Continental
Line, Col. Wm. Douglas. (Rec. State Conn., Vol. I, p.
174.) This military service at New London, Mamacock,
Fort Trumbull, consisted of building fortifications; re-
pelling landing attacks from the British fleet, which was
a constant menace to this region throughout the war;
and the frequent and no less onerous raids of marauders
from Long Island. (Hist. New London, F. M. Caulkin,
pp. 517-21.) Captain Kirtland's service continues in the
summer of 1777 with the Sixth Regiment at Peekskill,
where it was encamped, but frequently detached on ex-
peditions or outpost duty on the lines above King's
Bridge; in service on the Hudson, August to October, in
Parson's Brigade under Gen. Putnam ; engaged in all the
maneuvers consequent upon the movement against Fort
Montgomery; wintered 1777-78 at West Point, and as-
sisted in construction of permanent fortifications, Meigs'
Redoubt, and redoubts on east side of Hudson river op-
posite; encamped during summer 1778 with the main
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army under Gen. Washington at White Plains. Capt.
Kirtland's retirement follows Nov. 15, 1778, by rear-
rangement of officers. (Conn. Men in Rev., pp. 205-206.)
A bill to the United States from the State of Connecti-
cut, "for sundry expenditures in bounties, extra allow-
ances, wages, etc. of troops from said state who served
with the main army in New York and places adjacent,"
contains an item of service for Capt. M. Kirtland of date
September 13, 1787. (Conn. Hist. & Gen. Coll., Vol.
VIII, p. 227.)
The records of the Pension Bureau at Washington,
show that Captain Kirtland was commissioned captain
in the Sixth Regiment, Connecticut Continental Line, un-
der command of Col. Return Jonathan Meigs, who suc-
ceeded Colonel Douglass, and that he continued in the
service until 1781, when he became a Supernumerary
The descendants of Captain Martin and Sarah Meigs
are entitled to soldierly instincts ; and we do find Martin
Kirtland, Jr., the only son old enough, playing his youth-
ful part bravely as corporal at the age of eighteen.
The children of Captain Martin Kirtland and Sarah
Martin, b. Mar. 29, 1759 ; m. Nov. 30, 1780, Eunice
Bushnell. He was allowed a pension in 1818 for
Revolutionary services. The papers in the case
show a second marriage, for reference is made to
his wife Betsey, aged 54, and to Betsey Hunger-
ford, aged 12, a daughter of his wife by a previous
marriage. He lived at Vernon, Oneida County,
N. Y. In 1823 he and his brother Charles, both
living in Oneida County, N. Y., were allowed 300
acres of bounty land on account of their father's
services in the Revolution.
Sarah, b. Feb. 19, 1761 ; m. Capt. William Lynde.
28 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
Charles, b. Oct. 27, 1762 ; m. Jan. 26, 1794, Charlotte
Stowe, widow of Capt. Jabez Stowe.
Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1765 ; m. Samuel Burrell
Eleazer, b. Oct. 22, 1767 ; m. 1st Lydia Bolles , dau.
Joseph Bolles and Lydia Kirtland of New London,
Ct., Oct. 8, 1786 ; 2d, Dorcas Brown ; 3d, Elizabeth
Dimoc, May 12, 1816.
Clarinda, b. Sep. 10, 1773 ; m. Capt. Noadiah Judson.
ELISUR 6 KIRTLAND.
The Pratt genealogy records the name Eleazer, but
the Bolles genealogy and the family records give it Elisur.
Shortly after his marriage with Lydia Bolles in 1786,
Elisur left Saybrook, and his subsequent life is identified
with Granville, N. Y., where he became a substantial man
in the town. He died November 1, 1838. The genera-
tions of his son Harvey, and grandson, William Harvey,
lived in Utica, N. Y., intermarrying with the Mabies of
Putnam County, N. Y., Morgans of England, and the
Leach family of Oneida County, N. Y.
By his three wives he had these children :
Elisur, b. Dec. 20, 1796.
Clarinda, b. Jan. 30, 1799.
Harvey, b. Nov. 1, 1801, d. May 1, 1874.
Horatio, b. Sept. 14, 1804.
William, b. May 24, 1806.
Caroline, b. Sept. 1, 1813.
Joseph, b. June 14, 1817.
Mary, b. April 3, 1820.
HARVEY ^ KIRTLAND.
He married September 15, 1824, Jerusha Mabie, who
was a daughter of Solomon Mabie of Patterson, Putnam
county, N. Y., was born April 3, 1803, and died July 26,
1873. Their children were:
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 29
Rosanna, b. July 11, 1825, d. Aug. 18, 1825.
Mary Jane, b. Sept. 6, 1826; m. Oct. 15, Almon
Orlando, b. Aug. 7, 1828, d. Sept. 26, 1828.
William Harvey, b. July 21, 1830, d. May 22, 1867.
Horatio, b. Aug. 30, 1833; m. Dec. 10, 1856, Polly
Clarinda, b. Nov. 27, 1838, d. July 18, 1862.
Charles Egbert, b. Feb. 28, 1848 ; m. Cornelia Reed.
WILLIAM HARVEY 8 KIRTLAND.
He married October 14, 1851, Margaret Morgan, who
was a daughter of David and Annie Morgan of Utica,
Oneida County, who was born October 3, 1833, and died
July 10, 1879.
GEORGE DARIUS 9 KIRTLAND.
He married Mary Ella Ellis, who was daughter of
David E. and Mary Vaughn Ellis of Utica, Oneida
County, N. Y., was born December 27, 1865.
HUGUENOTS OF NEW AMSTERDAM.
[By Catharine T. R. Matthews in New York Gen, and
Biog. Record, pp 100-102, Vol. 38, 1907.]
Pieter Casparzen Van Naerden, sometimes recorded
as Pieter Casparsen, was in New Amsterdam in 1647. He
is supposed to have been the son of Caspar Mabille, who
is recorded as Sergeant Caspar, and who was a witness
of the child Joris Homes (George Holmes) on Nov. 6,
1650. He also brought suit against Jan Peek (after
whom Peekskill was named). It is noteworthy that the
suit was brought in English and he was ordered by the
Court to translate it into Dutch, thus proving that he
was not a Dutchman. He has been supposed to be iden-
tical with the Huguenot Pierre Gasper or Caspar, who in
1621 signed at Leyden the Walloon petition.
The Mabies of Putnam County, direct descendants of
Pieter Casparzen Van Naerden, have a tradition that
"their ancestor served on a cruiser on the coast of Ameri-
ca which took a Spanish prize near New York." In 1633
the West India Co.'s ship, Soutberg, which brought Direc-
tor General Van Twiller, Govert Lockerman and others
to this country, captured a Spanish caravel, the St. Mar-
tin, bringing it safely to New Amsterdam. It was prob-
ably the Soutberg on which Sergeant Caspar came here.
There seems no doubt that they were of French or-
igin and that their name was Mabille, Pieter Casparzen
Van Naerden being the name given him by the Dutch,
and both Dutch and English converted the name Mabille
in Mabie. His sons called themselves Mabie. His daugh-
ter Metje is entered on both Dutch and French Church
Records as Meby and Maybie.
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 31
Of the sons of Pieter Casparzen, Jan Pietersen Mabie
was the progenitor of all of that name in Schenectady
and vicinity. His house is still standing in good condi-
tion in the Mohawk Valley, and is the oldest house there.
He bought land in Schenectady before 1690. He was
surveyor, and we find, page 425 Eng. Col. Mss., 1 Jan.,
1715, that "Fees on John Peter Mabie's warrant of sur-
vey" were paid.
Caspar 2 Pieterse Mabie settled in Orange County, and
from him descend all the Mabies and Mabys of Orange
and Rockland Counties. "The '76 House" at Tappan,
where Andre was a prisoner, was owned by his grandson,
Hamilton Wright Mabie, so well known in the literary
world, is Caspar's direct descendant.
Pieter Casparzen married about 1651, Aechtje Jans,
widow of Abraham Williamzen of Amsterdam. At her
first marriage, 27 April, 1647, she is called Aechtje Jans
Van Naerden, showing that she and Pieter Casparzen
were from the same place in Holland — that they were
friends is shown by his having been a witness, 10 April,
1650, at baptism of her son Abraham Williamzen, Jr.
The children of Pieter Casparzen and Aechtje Jans
Marritje, bap. 12 Sept., 1652; m. 8 April, 1671, Jan
Jan, bap. 4 Oct., 1654; m. about 1684, Anna Bors-
boom; d. at Schenectady, 8 April, 1725. Issue,
baptized at Albany and Schenectady:
Peter, bap. 20 Jan., 1686.
Catharine, bap. 1691.
Annetje, bap. 16 April, 1693.
Abraham, bap. 26 June, 1695.
Engeltie, bap. 10 Nov., 1697.
Jacob, bap. 1 March, 1698.
Metje, bap. 7 Oct., 1704; m. John 3 Fairly.
32 THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA
Engeltie, bap. Sept., 1656; m. at Esopus, 20 Nov.,
1675, Jan Janson Mol. Issue :
Peter, bap. 23 May, 1677.
Annetje, bap. 7 Aug., 1678; m. (1) John 2 Fairly;
(2) Caleb Beck.
Maria, bap. 29 Sept., 1680.
Abraham, bap. 18 Feb., 1682.
Jacob, bap. 30 Jan., 1684.
Johannes, bap. 8 Sept., 1688.
Aefje, bap. 8 Sept., 1690.
Isaac, bap. 1 May, 1692.
Metje, bap. 14 April, 1658; m. Jan Pero. (In
French Church Records.)
Bap. 24 Aug., 1692, Pierre, son of Meta Meby and
Bap. 29 Dec, 1695, Jacob Pierrot, son of Jean and
Martha Mebe, his wife.
Bap. 2 Feb., 1697, Marie Pierro, dau. of Jean
Pierro and Martha Maybie.
They had other children baptized in Dutch
Church when the mother is called sometimes
Metje Pietersen and sometimes Metje Meby.
Caspar Pietersen Mabie of Orange County, bap.
New York, 15 Feb., 1660 ; m. 14 Dec, 1687, Eliza-
beth Schureman. Had issue bap. in New York
and in Hackensack :
Peter, bap. 26 Dec, 1689; m. 19 June, 1715, Kata-
Frederick, bap. 1 Sept., 1695.
Jeremias, bap. 25 June, 1699.
Abraham, bap. 18 Nov., 1705 ; m. Sylvie Coquillet
of New Rochelle. From him descend the Put-
nam County family of Mabies.
Christina, m. Jost Zabriskie.
Johannes, bap. May, 1780 ; m. Susanna Bertine.
THE KIRTLANDS OF AMERICA 33
Catharine, bap. New York, 17 Dec, 1662 ; m. 1 Aug.,
1683, Hans Hendrickson Spier of Bergen, N. J.
There are still Mabilles in France, well known fami-
lies, several coats of arms are to be found, and undoubt-
edly the Mabies are of these Mabille families.
COQUILLET AND GATES TRADITIONS.
According to the Mabie family traditions carefully
stated by Joshua Mabie of Patterson, N. Y., in 1848, the
father of Sylvie Coquillet was a Huguenot who fled from
Catholic persecution in France, leaving a large estate
to be confiscated but bringing considerable money with
him to New Rochelle, where he settled. Abraham 3
Mabie (Casper 2 Pieterse Pieter 1 Casparzen) and Sylvie
Coquillet had a son Abraham 4 who married Sarah, daugh-
ter of Samuel Gates, who "came from England to Boston
and removed to Haddam, Conn., thence to Pomf ret, thence
to Ridgefield, thence to Carmel in Dutchess County, now
Putnam County, and settled on a farm formerly owned
by Amos Belding." He had two sons, Stephen, who died
in the French and Indian war, and Daniel, who died in
the Revolutionary war. Possibly this Samuel Gates
may be the Samuel 3 , son of Simon 2 , son of Stephen 1
Gates, who came from Hingham, England, to Hingham,
Mass., in 1638, with a pedigree running back to the 13th
century and including two lords. The Stephen Gates
genealogy says this Samuel 3 , born August 11, 1685, set-
tled somewhere in Connecticut, "but further record has
not come to hand." The Baptist Burying Ground at
Carmel contains the graves of Abraham 4 Mabie, d. Aug.
7, 1817, and Sarah, his wife, d. Aug. 12, 1816. Abra-
ham 4 had a son Solomon 5 , who had a daughter Jerusha 6 ,
born April 3, 1803, d. July 26, 1873. She married Sep-
tember 15, 1824, Harvey 7 Kirtland, born November 1,
1801, d. May 1, 1874.
PHILIP 1 KIRTLAND=
1 of Buckinghamshire, England,
and (1638) Lynn, Mass.
2 Inferential Question: (?) Possibly de-
scendants by name Cartland or Gartland.
PHILIP JOHN=LYDIA PRATT NATHANIEL
JOHN NATHANIEL SAMUEL=MARTHA WHITTLESEY PHILIP DANIE
3 The Indian Missionary, Rev. Samuel Kirklan
AMBROSE SAMUEL CAPT. MARTINIS ARAH MEIGS CHARLES
MARTIN ELISUR=LYDIA BOLLES
1767 =DORCAS BROWN
MEIGS ELISUR JOSEPH HARVEY=JERUSHA MABEY HORATIO WILLIA
ORLANDO HORATIO WILLIAM HARVEY=MARGARET MORGAN CHARLES EGB]
GEORGE DARIUS^-ELLA ELLIS
MABIE— MABILLE (Fr.)
PIETER CASPARZEN=AECHTIE JANS (JOHNS)
was in New Amster-
dam 1647. Serg. Gas-
pard supposed to be
CASPAR PIETERSEN=ELIZABETH SHUREMAN
ABRAHAM MABIE=SYLVIE COQUILLET
ABRAHAM=SARAH GATES, who was cousin
to Gen. Horatio
Gates of the Rev-