Friday, November 27, 2020

52 Ancestors - Week 358: #569 Hannah (--?--) Haughton (ca 1650-ca 1690) of Boston, Massachusetts

Hannah --?-- (1650-1690)  is number 569 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #568  John Haughton (1647-1705)  in about 1675, probably in Boston, Suffolk County,  Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son #284 Samuel Horton (1686-1778) who married #285 Hannah Atwood (1686-1771) in 1714.
*  their son #142 Nathaniel Horton (1721-1771) who married  #143 Eunice Snow (1722-1816) in 1742.
*  their daughter #71 Hannah Horton (1761-1797)who married #70 Thomas Dill (1755-1839)  in 1782.
*  their daughter  #35 Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869) who married  #34 Alpheus Smith (1802-1840)  in 1826.
*  their daughter, #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884) who married #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Name:               Hannah  --?-- [1–2]    

*  Sex:                   Female  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                 about 1650, Massachusetts, United States    
*  Death:                about 1690 (about age 40), Massachusetts, United States  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Spouse 1:               John Haughton (1647-1705)    
*  Marriage 1:            about 1675 (about age 25), probably Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[1-2]    

*  Child 1:                  Hopestill Horton (ca 1677-1734)    
*  Child 2:                  Dorothy Horton (ca 1680-1738)    
*  Child 3:                  Samuel Horton (ca 1686-1778)    
*  Child 4:                  John Horton (ca 1688-1710)    

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Margaret Horton Weiler wrote a periodical article "Descendants of John Haughton (Horton) of Eastham" for the Cape Cod Genealogical Society bulletin[1] and she also wrote the book Descendants of John Horton of Boston, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut, through his son, Samuel Horton of Eastham, Massachusetts[2].  The sketch for John Horton/Haughton included:
"John Horton (Haughton) lived in Boston, MA with his wife, Hannah, perhaps the Hannah Harden, daughter of Joseph and Mary Long, who died in Boston 7 Jan 1690."  
The two resources indicate that the Hannah Harden who died in 1690 might be the daughter of Joseph and Mary Long, but did not have the Horton or Haughton surname.  Harden is another possibility, but there is no authoritative evidence.

Since John Haughton was born in about 1647, it is likely that Hannah --?-- was born about 1650, perhaps in Boston. 

John married Hannah  --?-- in about 1675, perhaps in Boston.  There is no known record that provides Hannah's name at the time of marriage.  They had four children, all were probably born in Boston, and Samuel's birth was recorded there:

*  Hopestill Horton (1677-1734), married 1698 Ebenezer Snow (1680-1725).
*  Dorothy Horton (1680-1738), married 1701 David Doane (1674-1748).
*  Samuel Horton (1686-1778), married 1714 Hannah Atwood (1686-1771).
*  John Horton (1688-1710).

It is likely that John Haughton moved his family to Eastham, Massachusetts in or before about 1690, and that is where daughters Hopestill and Dorothy, and son Samuel, married and made their home, and son John died there in 1710.

Hannah may have died between 1688 and about 1694, when John married again to Ruth Browne of Boston.

There are no known death or burial records for Hannah (--?--) Haughton/Horton in Massachusetts records.
1. Margaret Horton Weiler, "Descendants of John Horton (Haughton) of Eastham," Bulletin of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society (Harwich, Mass. : Brooks Free Library), Vol. XI, No. 3 (September 1983), pages 57-64, John Horton/Haughton of Boston and Eastham sketch.

2. Margaret Horton Weiler, Descendants of John Horton of Boston, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut, through his son, Samuel Horton of Eastham, Massachusetts ( Bradford, New Hampshire :  Penobscot Press, 1994), 121 pages.  Accessed at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, US/CAN microfilm 1,698,100, Item 9, John Horton/Haughton sketch.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2020 for a seventh year to 364 Ancestors in 364 Weeks.  The list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in

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