Saturday, November 21, 2009

Surname Saturday - HILDRETH

It's Surname Saturday, and I am working down my Ahnentafel List to highlight each surname in order of appearance. Of course, these lists start with female ancestors and then quickly go to the patrilineal line of those female ancestors.

Today's surname is HILDRETH - a fine English name with a long New England history from the immigrant, Richard Hildreth who settled in Cambridge and then Chelmsford MA in the 1600s.

My Ahnentafel numbers with my direct line to Richard Hildreth (one of my 9th great-grandfathers) are:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1851-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth, born 28 November 1857 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA; died 29 November 1920 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA. She married Frank Walton Seaver 14 December 1874 in Keene, Cheshire County, NH. He was born 06 June 1852 in Medfield, Norfolk County, MA, and died 27 November 1922 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA.

18. Edward Hildreth, born 30 April 1831 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 26 April 1899 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA. He married 19. Sophia Newton 25 December 1852 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA.
19. Sophia Newton, born 14 September 1834 in Springfield, Windsor County, VT; died 29 August 1923 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA. Children of Edward Hildreth and Sophia Newton are:
...9......i. Hattie Louise Hildreth, born 28 November 1857 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA; died 29 November 1920 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA; married Frank Walton Seaver 14 December 1874 in Keene, Cheshire County, NH.
..........ii. Clarence Edward Hildreth, born 24 May 1874 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA; died 21 February 1878 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA.

36. Zachariah Hildreth, born 10 April 1783 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 22 January 1857 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA. He married Hannah Sawtell 21 October 1810 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
37. Hannah Sawtell, born 06 November 1789 in Brookline, Hillsborough County, NH; died 13 January 1857 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA. Children of Zachariah Hildreth and Hannah Sawtell are:
.......... i. Aaron Hildreth, born 11 March 1811 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 11 June 1884 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Sophia Adams 09 April 1833 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; born 02 June 1809 in Lunenberg, Middlesex County, MA; died 14 November 1893 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... ii. Clarissa Hildreth, born 18 August 1814 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 16 September 1819 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... iii. James Hildreth, born 03 May 1817 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Nancy Jane Shattuck 26 August 1840 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; born 26 May 1815 in Bedford, Middlesex County, MA; died 29 November 1898 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA.
.......... iv. Clarissa Hildreth, born 24 January 1820 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 24 July 1852 in Mt. Vernon, NH; married Samuel Dana Baldwin 15 May 1840 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; born 04 October 1817 in Greenfield, NH; died 19 February 1885 in Nashua, Hillsborough County, NH.
.......... v. Elizabeth Hildreth, born 26 April 1822 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married (1) David C. Wilder 20 March 1844 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; born 21 December 1822 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 02 October 1851 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married (2) Joseph Chaffin 26 March 1856 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; born 13 March 1807 in Harvard, Worcester County, MA.
.......... vi. Milo Hildreth, born 17 August 1824 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA (Bible); died 03 June 1893 in Portland, Cumberland County, ME; married Frances Jane Hooker 31 December 1846 in North Brookfield, Worcester County, MA; born 01 February 1828 in North Brookfield, Worcester County, MA; died 27 March 1896 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA.
.......... vii. Moses Hildreth, born 27 December 1828 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 25 June 1893 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA; married Lurenia Amanda Whitcomb 22 June 1853 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA; born 28 August 1833 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA; died 12 December 1910 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA.
.. 18 ...viii. Edward Hildreth, born 30 April 1831 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 26 April 1899 in Leominster, Worcester County, MA; married Sophia Newton 25 December 1852 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA.
.......... ix. Harriet Augusta Hildreth, born 25 July 1835 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 07 July 1850 in Northborough, Worcester County, MA.

72. Zachariah Hildreth, born 13 January 1754 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 17 March 1828 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA. He married Elizabeth Keyes 01 September 1777 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
73. Elizabeth Keyes, born 08 April 1759 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 06 August 1793 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA. Children of Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Keyes are:
.......... i. Aaron Hildreth, born 30 October 1778 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... ii. Elizabeth Fletcher Hildreth, born 04 June 1780 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 02 September 1792 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... iii. Hannah Hildreth, born 10 September 1782 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 15 November 1848 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Levi Sherwin 24 April 1800 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA; born 29 March 1773 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA.
..36.... iv. Zachariah Hildreth, born 10 April 1783 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 22 January 1857 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Hannah Sawtell 21 October 1810 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... v. Lucy Hildreth, born 18 July 1785 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 01 March 1865 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Samuel Scales 17 April 1806 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA.
.......... vi. Patty Hildreth, born 16 May 1787 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Stephen Scales 29 March 1810 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA.
.......... vii. Fanny Hildreth, born 22 August 1789 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 12 October 1865 in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA; married Josiah Spaulding 25 May 1817 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA; born 14 April 1795 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; died May 1853 in Northampton, Hampshire,.
.......... viii. Nabby Hildreth, born 16 April 1791 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 18 April 1791 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... ix. James Hildreth, born 17 July 1793 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; died 09 October 1797 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.

144. Zachariah Hildreth, born 28 December 1728 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 18 April 1784 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. He married Elizabeth Prescott 12 April 1753 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
145. Elizabeth Prescott, born 15 September 1734 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 01 May 1812 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. Children of Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Prescott are:
.. 72..... i. Zachariah Hildreth, born 13 January 1754 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 17 March 1828 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married (1) Elizabeth Keyes 01 September 1777 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married (2) Abigail Hart About 1794 in prob. Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... ii. Elizabeth Hildreth, born 18 October 1755 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 13 March 1803 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Samuel Richardson 27 May 1784 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 14 September 1756 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 13 December 1837 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... iii. Hannah Hildreth, born 31 January 1758 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 04 January 1836 in Sterling, Worcester County, MA; married Timothy Hildreth 15 March 1777 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; died About 1817 in Sterling, Worcester, MA.
.......... iv. Timothy Hildreth, born 10 April 1760 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... v. Esther Hildreth, born 10 April 1760 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Thomas Brown 07 May 1791 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 06 March 1755 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA.
.......... vi. James Hildreth, born 07 March 1762 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 01 January 1789 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... vii. Lucy Hildreth, born 18 January 1764 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 06 May 1845 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married William Whiting 17 December 1786 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born About 1761 in of Westford, Middlesex, MA; died 19 April 1828 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... viii. Jonas Hildreth, born 25 June 1766 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 14 January 1808 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Deliverance Johnson 10 May 1794 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born About 1767 in MA; died 01 March 1839 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ix. Ruth Hildreth, born 08 May 1768 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 20 February 1829 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Abel Hildreth 24 November 1802 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 26 March 1766 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; died 27 May 1842 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... x. Edy Hildreth, born 03 November 1771 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 16 September 1819 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... xi. Jesse Hildreth, born 22 September 1773 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 22 April 1840 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Olive Fletcher 24 March 1801 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 28 February 1775 in Shirley, Middlesex, MA; died 23 April 1857 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... xii. Mehitable Hildreth, born 24 September 1775 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 17 June 1819 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married (1) Seth Hildreth April 1797 in Townsend, Middlesex, MA; born About 1775; died 25 September 1801 in MA; married (2) Joseph Adams 03 November 1805 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born in of Littleton, Middlesex, MA.

288. James Hildreth, born 23 December 1698 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 25 February 1761 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. He married Dorothy Prescott 20 December 1721 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.
289. Dorothy Prescott, born 1702 in Acton, Middlesex County, MA; died 03 September 1774 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA. Children of James Hildreth and Dorothy Prescott are:
.......... i. Oliver Hildreth, born 11 July 1723 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died February 1793 in Townsend, Middlesex County, MA; married Anna Blaisdell 26 October 1744 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 03 March 1726/27 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ii. Rebecca Hildreth, born 31 March 1726 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 1785 in Littleton, Middlesex County, MA; married James Dutton 28 June 1750 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 05 May 1721 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA; died 1807 in Littleton, Middlesex, MA.
..144.... iii. Zachariah Hildreth, born 28 December 1728 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 18 April 1784 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Elizabeth Prescott 12 April 1753 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... iv. Anna Hildreth, born About 1730 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... v. Dorothy Hildreth, born 18 January 1732/33 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 12 October 1735 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... vi. Dorothy Hildreth, born 26 August 1736 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 14 June 1782 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Pelatiah Fletcher 13 January 1757 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 03 May 1727 in Middlesex, MA; died 23 February 1807 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... vii. Amos Hildreth, born 01 November 1738 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 28 September 1807 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Priscilla Hildreth 21 May 1765 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; born 10 September 1742 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; died 12 May 1810 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... viii. Lucy Hildreth, born 28 March 1742 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 09 October 1763 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Aaron Parker 09 July 1763 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ix. Samuel Hildreth, born 20 January 1744/45 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; died 17 July 1748 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA.

576. Ephraim Hildreth, born 1654 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; died 05 April 1731 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA. He married Anna Moore 08 October 1686 in Stow, Middlesex, MA.
577. Anna Moore, born 08 October 1666 in Lancaster, Worcester County, MA; died 08 April 1760 in Littleton, Middlesex County, MA. Children of Ephraim Hildreth and Anna Moore are:
.......... i. Ephraim Hildreth, born 28 October 1687 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ii. Joseph Hildreth, born 22 February 1688/89 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 17 November 1764 in Westford, Middlesex, MA; married Deliverance Barrett; born 24 February 1689/90 in Concord, Middlesex, MA; died 03 March 1776 in Westford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... iii. Richard Hildreth, born 17 April 1691 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... iv. James Hildreth, born 19 April 1692 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 11 December 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... v. Ebenezer Hildreth, born 22 May 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died Aft. 1762 in MA; married Sarah Swallow 13 December 1719 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; born 23 July 1698 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died Aft. 1762 in MA.
.. 288 ..vi. James Hildreth, born 23 December 1698 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA; died 25 February 1761 in Westford, Middlesex County, MA; married Dorothy Prescott 20 December 1721 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... vii. Jonathan Hildreth, born About 1701 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 17 March 1752 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married (1) Hannah Spaulding 05 December 1725 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; born 07 October 1712 in prob. Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 16 May 1737 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married (2) Hannah Spaulding 13 June 1738 in Concord, Middlesex, MA; died 04 November 1758 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... viii. Anna Hildreth, born 03 September 1705 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 24 February 1784 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married John Butterfield 10 December 1721 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; born 12 January 1697/98 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 08 January 1766 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ix. Thomas Hildreth, born 25 September 1707 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 07 October 1707 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... x. Jacob Hildreth, born 18 July 1709 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married Abigail Harwood 18 October 1730 in Dunstable, Middlesex, MA; born 09 April 1710 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... xi. David Hildreth, born 16 August 1711 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.

1152. Richard Hildreth, born About 1605 in ENGLAND; died 23 February 1692/93 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA. He married Elizabeth About 1645 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.
1153. Elizabeth, born About 1625 in ENGLAND; died 03 August 1693 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA. Children of Richard Hildreth and Elizabeth are:
.......... i. Elizabeth Hildreth, born 21 September 1646 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; died Aft. 06 April 1691 in MA; married John Stevens 15 December 1664 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 06 April 1691 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ii. Sarah Hildreth, born 08 August 1648 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; died Aft. 07 October 1679 in MA; married David Stone 31 December 1674 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 21 August 1679 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.
.......... iii. Mary Hildreth, born About 1650 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; died 17 December 1730 in Canterbury, CT; married Jacob Warren 21 June 1667 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; born in of Weymouth, MA; died Bef. 1723 in Canterbury, CT.
..576... iv. Ephraim Hildreth, born 1654 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; died 05 April 1731 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married (1) Dorothy Barnes 11 June 1685 in Stow, Middlesex, MA; married (2) Anna Moore 08 October 1686 in Stow, Middlesex, MA.
.......... v. Abigail Hildreth, born About 1656 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married Moses Parker 19 June 1684 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 12 October 1732 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... vi. Persis Hildreth, born 08 February 1658/59 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 22 February 1697/98 in Canterbury, CT; married Samuel Cleaveland 23 May 1682 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; born 09 June 1657 in Woburn, Middlesex County, MA; died 12 March 1735/36 in Canterbury, CT.
.......... vii. Joseph Hildreth, born 16 April 1658 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 28 January 1705/06 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married Abigail Wilson 25 February 1683/84 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA; born 08 August 1666 in Woburn, Middlesex County, MA; died 27 November 1747 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.
.......... viii. Thomas Hildreth, born 01 February 1660/61 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 28 May 1662 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
.......... ix. Isaac Hildreth, born 20 July 1663 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; died 15 April 1730 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; married Elizabeth Wilson 12 November 1685 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA; born 06 August 1668 in Woburn, Middlesex County, MA; died 04 January 1742/43 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA.

I wonder how many people will comment on this post saying that they are a distant cousin of mine? I would love to hear from patrilineal descendants of Aaron, James, Milo or Moses Hildreth, son of Zachariah and Hannah (Sawtell) Hildreth. They would be Y-DNA testing candidates for my 7-generations of Hildreths.

I noticed that I have all of my "shorthand sources" (I think - didn't see any when I scanned thel ist above) out of this particular line - I've been working on putting sources into the source field in Family Tree Maker 16 and out of the vital record location fields.

This may be the longest one of these that I do in this format. These Hildreth's married fertile women and had many children, at least up to Edward Hildreth, Hattie's father.

6 comments:

Barbara Poole said...

I see you have a lot from Chelmsford, MA, I am going there today for my genealogy club meeting. Also, I graduated from Chelmsford High. Do you need any cemetery stone photos from the area?

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Your Hildreth ancestor could have been a neighbor of my husband's Butterfield ancestor...both lived in Chelmsford, MA in the 1600's. DH's ancestor arrived there about 1635.

DH also has Lydia(Lidiah)Ballard on his family tree. She had a sister Elizabeth. Could she be the Elizabeth you mentioned several posts back? If so, you and hubby are long lost distant cousins as well. Genealogy fun!!!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

P.S. Benjamin Butterfield might have been living in Woburn at the time your Hildreth ancestor was in Chelmsford. (Still neighbors, I guess, just not next door.) I checked Cousin Tom's online genealogy site and the Elizabeth Ballard on there married William Blunt. Her parents were William Ballard and Grace Berwick.

Mary said...

My husband's family was from Lowell, MA and all were settled on Hildreth Street there.

Heather Rojo said...

Do you have an Alonzo Hildreth, son of Wilson Hildreth and Lucy Hudson? Alonzo married Sophia Wilkinson in 1831.

Randy Seaver said...

Heather, I don't have Alonzo Hildreth or Wilson Hildreth in my direct line.

Alonzo's ancestry is given in the WorldConnect database at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=monty&id=I27490

Cheers -- Randy