Saturday, October 23, 2010

Surname Saturday - Hutchison/Hutchinson (NJ > NB > ONT)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 123, who is the unknown mother of #61 Sarah Sephrona Fletcher;  the next number is #125, who is Mary Jane Hutchison (ca 1792-1868), one of my 4th-great-grandparents.

My ancestral line back through two generations of HUTCHISON (and variants) families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7. Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14. Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15. Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952)

30. James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902)
31. Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874)

62.  Alexander Sovereign (1814-1907)
63.  Eliza Putman (1820-1895)

124.  Frederick Sovereign, born 14 February 1786 in Schooley's Mountain, Warren County, NJ; died 14 June 1875 in Middleton, Norfolk County, ONTARIO, CANADA. He was the son of 248. Jacob Sovereign and 249. Elizabeth Pickle. He married  17 May 1810 in London District, Upper Canada.

125. Mary Jane Hutchison, born 22 January 1792 in Pleasant Valley, New Brunswick, CANADA; died 16 April 1868 in Delhi, Norfolk County, Ontario, CANADA.
Children of Frederick Sovereign and Mary Hutchison are: William Lewis sovereign (1811-1892); Mary Catherine Sovereign (1813-????); Alexander Sovereign (1814-1907); Jacob Sovereign (1817-1909).

250. William Hutchinson, born 1745 in of Knowlton, Sussex, New Jersey, USA; died 20 March 1826 in Walsingham, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. He married  03 August 1784 in Parr, New Brunswick, Canada.
251. Catherine Lewis, born 22 March 1759 in Richmond County, New York; died 15 August 1845 in Walsingham, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of 502. Jonathan Lewis and 503. Marie La Tourette.

Children of William Hutchinson and Catherine Lewis are:  James Hutchison (1788-1858); Mary Jane Hutchison (1792-1868); Elizabeth Hutchison (1794-1871); Catherine Hutchison (1796-1840); David Hutchison (1798-1865); George Hutchison (1799-1888); Joseph P. Hutchison (1801-1889).

I have done no original research on this surname.  I tried to summarize what I knew about William Hutchi(n)son in William Hutchi(n)son (1745-1826) Family History - Post 1  and Post 2. 

I don't know (and nobody else does either, apparently) the parents or siblings of William Hutchi(n)son. He supposedly was born in about 1745 and resided in Knowlton, Sussex County (now in Warren County) NJ in the 1773-4 time frame.  According to one of the family stories, he had a family by his first wife and all but son Alexander died before he migrated to New Brunswick, where he married Catherine Lewis. 
Any Hutchinson or Hutchison cousins reading this?  If you have more information about William H, please email me at


Anonymous said...

I have had no luck with wm Hutchinson but noticed you have an Eliza Putman 1820-1895 in this tree. Do you have more info on her - parents siblings?? I have a Putnam line that Is a brick wall and could be from Norfolk county ON.

Anonymous said...

I show Alexander Sovereign born 1814 was married to Elizabeth Putman born 1820 in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. They had a daughter named Sarah Adelaide who married Frederick H. Crabb.