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Compiled for 

Mr. George D. Kirtland 


Albert W. Curtis 




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. 




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 
writes : 

"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 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 
enealogy page: 

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. 

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The Rev. F. W. Chapman, in his Pratt Family (1864) 
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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. 


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 


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). 

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This may have been the signature of Philip the father, 
but I judge the spelling fixes it on Philip his son. The 


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. 



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. 


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 


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 


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." 



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 


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 


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. 

John Kirtland 
Seale Hopewell H his mark 

John M Mulford 

his mark signed December: 6th 

Arthur Howell in the yeare 1675 in 

presence of me 
Tho: Talmage 

The above written is a true Coppy extracted out of 
the original by me 

"Thomas Tallmage Recorder." 


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 


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 


before settling in Wethersfield. Perhaps he and his 
wife and her father and brother John 2 came over 
together, following the younger sons. 


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 


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; 


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 
is silent. 

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 


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 


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 
Plymouth Colony. 

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. 


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. 



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. 


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- 



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, 
as follows: 

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 


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 


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 
Meigs were 

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. 


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. 


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 : 

Meigs, b. 

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. 


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: 


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 

Ann Leach. 
Clarinda, b. Nov. 27, 1838, d. July 18, 1862. 
Charles Egbert, b. Feb. 28, 1848 ; m. Cornelia Reed. 


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. 


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. 



[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. 


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, 
Caspar Mabie. 

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 

Peters Bant. 
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. 


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 

Jean Pierro. 
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- 

lina Bogart. 
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. 


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. 


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. 



1 of Buckinghamshire, England, 
and (1638) Lynn, Mass. 

1614 1616 


2 Inferential Question: (?) Possibly de- 
scendants by name Cartland or Gartland. 






3 The Indian Missionary, Rev. Samuel Kirklan 
















was in New Amster- 
dam 1647. Serg. Gas- 
pard supposed to be 
his father. 



ABRAHAM=SARAH GATES, who was cousin 





to Gen. Horatio 
Gates of the Rev- 




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