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State and Provincial Papers of New Hampshire
Volume 1: Early documents and records 1623 to 1686.
Volume 2: Journals of the Council etc. 1686 to 1722.
Volume 3: Journals of the Council etc. 1692 to 1722.
Volume 4: Journals of the Council etc. 1722 to 1737
Volume 5: Journals of the Council etc. 1738 to 1749
Volume 6: Journals of the Council etc. 1749-1763
Volume 7: Journals of the Council etc. 1764-1776
Volume 8: House Journals, State Constitution etc. 1776-1783
Volume 9: Town Papers 1638-1784
Volume 10: Provincial & State Records 1749-1792; NH Grants 1749-1791; NH Censuses 1773 & 1784
Volume 11 Town Papers - Acworth - Fremont up to 1800
Volume 12 Town Papers Gilmanton to New Ipswich up to 1800
Volume 13 Town Papers New London through Wolfeboro up to 1800
Volume 14 Revolutionary Rolls 1775-1777Volume 15 Revolutionary Rolls 1777-1780
Volume 16 Revolutionary Rolls 1780-1782
Volume 17 Misc Revolutionary Ware Records & Mmisc Provincial Papers 1629-1725
Volume 18 Misc State Papers 1725-1800
Volume 19 Provincial Papers 1679-1764
Volume 20 State Papers 1784-1787
Volume 21 State Papers 1787-1790
Volume 22: State Papers 1790-1793
Volume 23  New Hampshire documents 1606-1771 found in the Records Office in London.
Volume 24 Town Charters - Alphabetically through Exeter
Volume 25 Town Charters
Volume 26 Wentworth Grants
Volume 27 Masonian Patent Albany to Moultonborough
Volume 28 Masonian Patent Nelson to Wolfeborough
Volume 29 Misc Masonian Patent Papers 1630 to 1846. 
Volume 30 More Revolutionary PapersVolume 31 Probate Records 1635-1717
Volume 32 Probate Records 1718-1740
Volume 33 Probate Records 1741-1749
Volume 34 Probate Records 1750-1753
Volume 35 Probate Records 1754-1756
Volume 36 Probate Records 1757-1760
Volume 37 Probate Records 1760-1763
Volume 38 Probate Records 1763-1767 
Volume 39 Probate Records 1767-1771
Volume 40 Court Papers 1640-1692


 
 
"Charity begins at home"
 
 
Ok, last week I left off with the deeds that were definitely our Philip & Alice Haseltine. So this week I’m picking up with the deeds that I need to prove are the same couple and not the other Philip Jr, because unfortunately the two Philip’s were not consistently labeled differently and require more chatter about why they belong to our Philip & not the other.

So, the following deeds are also our Philip’s & we know this because these connect back to the definite deeds from last week [HC deed 67-335 & 73-413]. Also in these deeds we can clearly see that David & Stephen Haseltine are definitely brothers. However, there is no confirmation or denial that Philip Haseltine is or isn’t their older brother. One very small thing leads me to believe he could be though… & that is the fact that Philip bought this land from Stephen for 550.00 & sold it to David for 20.00. That is a pretty significant loss unless we can find something else that may have been done in conjunction with it to make more sense of that.

 
Feb 15 1802 : 69-485 Stephen Haselton,  Derryfield, yeoman to Philip Haseltine, Derryfield, yeoman, 550.00, “the full half of the land that I the said Stephen & my brother David Hesselton bought from Thomas Griffe said land is situated in said Derryfield the whole of said land contains 110 acres be the same nore or less to be equally divided quantity by quality reference being had to the deed that said Griffen gave to the said Stephen & David Hesselton where the bounded of said land is fully described or however the same may be butted and bounded with the one half of the buildings on said land -----“ Signed Stephen Heseltine; Witnesses: John & Mary Bell, John Bell being Justice of the Peace. Recorded Apr 29 1806 by Isaac Brooks, Regr.

Jan 7 1809 : 93-217-218 Philip Haseltine of Derryfield, Yeoman to David Haseltine, Derryfield, Husbandman, “for the sum of twenty dollars” [after having pd 550.00?] “ A certain part of a lot of land which David Haseltine & Stephen Haseltine bought of Thomas Griffen and is bounded as follows south on land of David Flints and east on land of David Dickey and northerly on land of Majr John Miltemors and westerly on the road leading from David Calf house to Capt John Perems and contains 54acres be the same more or less.” Signed by Philip Heseltine; Witnesses Daniel & Eliza Miltimore, Daniel Miltimore being Justice of the Peace; Recorded Mar 27 1812 by Isaac Brooks Regr.
 
         If we then look for the purchase from Thomas Griffen we find:

Sept 27 1801 : 53-472 Thomas Griffin, Derryfield, Yeoman to to David Hasseltine & Stephen Hasseltine, Derryfield, Husbandmen, 800.00, tract of land in Derryfield “containing 110 aces be the same more or less bounded northerly by Thomas Cheney’s land, westerly on Cohas Brook, Southerly by Jonathan Young & Peter Emerson’s land , and easterly on William Perry’s and John Griffin’s land, it being all the land I bought of my father Ceaser Griffin and part of the land I bought of William Gregg and others & is all the land I now own in said Derryfield, reserving out of said  bounds all the laid out highways - Also a pew in said Derryfield meetinghouse situated on the ground floor and adjoining the wall on the south side of the east door.” Signed by Thomas Griffin & Pamil [or Parnil?] Griffin; Witnesses John Bell & John Bell Jr.; Recorded Oct 26 1801.

From there it seems these two deeds from last week [also detailed the] are in a very close approximation of the same land: 

Feb 16 1804 : 67-335 Phillip & Alice Haseltine of Derryfield, Husbandman to David Flint of Derryfield, Husbandman. 500.00 land in Derryfield, 40 ac, bounded “on the north line of Jonathan Young’s farm”, “southeast corner of Peter Emerson’s land”, “highway on the southwestly side of the road leading by the barn on the farm which belonged to Thomas Griffin”, then on to the north side of the highway  near the NW corner of the house that Jacob Atwood now lives,  to Capt John Perham’s land, aforesaid Young’s Farm, “with all the buildings standing on said premises”. Signed Philip Heseltine & Alice heseltin.. Witnesses: Isaac Huse & Jacob Atwood, Philip appeared before John Stark Jr Mar 13 1804, Recorded Nov 8 1805 by Isaac Brooks Regr

Apr 23 1806 : 73-413 Phillip & Alice Haseltine of Derryfield, Husbandman, to David Flint of Derryfield, Husbandman, 350 dollars, land in Derryfield butted by said Flint’s land & land of Jonathan Young, then west by Young’s land to the SE corner of Peter Emerson’s land, the northerly by Emerson’s land to the highway leading from David Dickey’s to Major Aikens then by said hwy to land owned by Capt John Perham’s land, back to Flint’s land, 35 acres, reserving the highways, signed by Philip heseltine & Alice heseltine; Witnesses: Samuel P Kidder & Wm Blodget; Philip appeared before Samuel P. Kidder JP Apr 23 1806; Recorded Jun 10 1807 by Isaac Brook Regr.


 


 

 
 
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Arthur Leon Baker, Sr c1904
 
 
 
 
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Home of my Great Great Grandparents William A. & Cornelia Baker Middleton, NH c1880
 
 
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Harkness State Park, Waterford, CT
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Canton Foundry & Machine Co.
I must admit when I first saw this in the Carriage House at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford CT I assumed it was used to turn horse drawn carriages completely forgetting that the estate was built after the turn of the century. Then I saw something that referred to it as a firing pivot - which totally confused me and led me to this post. First patented by the Canton Foundry & Machine Co in 1910 under patent number US 971796, it was actually used to turn automobiles. Imagine that? 

To view the complete patent go to the US Patent website here , search for the number & then click "images".
 
 
The right side of the will appears to have disintegrated over the last  300 years, and therefore some of it is unreadable.

The last will and testiment of John hasalton sen Being week in body, but parfict in memory comiting my soull and body into hand of god and Jesus Christ my Blessed Saivor and Redemer

will that all my lawfull Depes be paid a ay[watermark]g
my beloved wif and my son  Samuell well to be my Ex
Executors
I give and bequef unto my well beloved wife all 
movable goods and cattel and my now dwelling ........[?] 
and orched with an eckre of land joyning to the........ [?]
and six pounds a year, yearly to be paid....... [?]
mony my three sons [out of-crossed out] Samuell, John and nathaniel ........ [?] 
shall ["pay" - inserted] equal perposion and If they refus to pay this six pounds a year than shall my wife have the wholl [?] of my  wholl estate in Haverhill I [---] will that mi son Samuell
keep one cow and three sheep every year for her during her life. I will that my son John keep an cow and three sheep
every years during her life & I will that my son nath........ [?]
on cow every year during her lif which af........ [?]
---- the or ---- and hous-- shall be mi son Johns
I give and bequef unto mi son Samuell all my la........ [?]
medow which he now poseth in the town of brad........ [?]
and on hundred eckres mor of land in bradford w........ [?]
fifty of it to mi daughter mary and the rest to my s........ [?]
I wil the third division of land in Haverhill to my ........ [?]
with a [yes] of medow joyning to it ........ [?]
I give unto my son John the on half of my lands and on half of all my med........ [?]
I give unto my son nathaniel the other ........ [?]
my land and medow which is in haverhill
wher unto I have lot to my hand and seall this 17th of august 1689
the mark of John [mark] hasaston
wittnes
Goseph Bond
Thomas noyes

Also included in the file is a statement from the court stating that it was presented to the court for approval Mar 31st 1691 by Executor Sam'll Haseltine and witnesses Thos noyes
& Joseph bond who affirmed John haseltine signed sealed & declared this is his last will & testament.

Also a statement dated Mar 24 1696/7 from John heseltine of haverhill regarding the estate "of my father John heseltine latte of said haverhill deceased" In it he describes the part of the estate which is his and signs off on any further claims to the estate. His portion described as follows:  half of the home land within fence and one half of the spicket meadow and one half of the meadow at polict and the one half of the hous medow and thirteen acres of upland next to land of Joseph bond and fiveteen acres more out of the home land and that y[?] of land of 21 acres ore or less lying  out the way against John caulist and the one half of that lot caled wilcarts lot. I do therefore aquit the sd execustrix and executor from any future claims to be made by me or my heirs. At the bottom of the same document he notes his obligation to pay "to my natural mother Johannah haseltine" for her natural life, four pounds and 10 shillings yearly. This is said to fulfill the obligation his father stated for the benefit of his mother and the other part for the benefit of the orchard.

There is also a similar document presented by Nathaniel Haseltine of Haverhill describing the portion of the estate that is his dated Mar 24 1696/7. It states one half of the home lot within the fence and one half of spicket meadow and one half of the meadow at policy and about 20 acres on the northward part of the home land and 16 acres more or less in the home land at the head of the planting land and 13 acres more or less  ??? land of daniel las sen'r formerly his land and one half of the lote called wittcots lote. He aquits all further claims by him or his heirs. At the bottom it also notes his obligation "to my naturall mother Johannah hesseltine"; four pounds 10 shillings yearly, to be paid quarterly.

An inventory list of assets also appears.

 
 
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't....
 
 
      Phillip Haseltine & Alice Sprague have been one of those sets of grandparents that have been…well, let’s say …a challenge. For starters a few things have confused the matter. Primarily, in Derryfield, NH (now Manchester) records there was our Philip & Philip Jr who was our Philip’s first cousin. One of them was often called “joiner” which posed the question which one, & was he a joiner by trade, or is it Junior mis-spelled? Adding to this confusion is The Haseltine Genealogy book by Lapham which has confused “Phillip Jr” the son of Phillip Haseltine of Windham, with our Phillip by stating that our Philip married a Stevens. How this happened is kind of beyond me since he actually seems to have Philip Jr. correct. As if that wasn’t confusing enough it seems they both disappear off the records about the same time. Philip Jr. removing to Independence, NY with most of his family & our Philip disappearing into thin air.
        Further, the book states our Philip’s parents were Asa Haseltine & Mary Ober. This couple lived in Atkinson, Windham & Manchester, NH, but without records & sourcing this has posed the biggest question of all…was he right about that? Honestly, at this moment – I’m not sure…but I’m going to do my best to sort out what we can determine from the records over the next few weeks. I guess we’ll see where we end up from there.
     Ok, so, let’s start with what solid records exist &/or don’t appear to exist for them.

·         An indication of Philip’s birth has not been found in Atkinson, Windham or Manchester, NH. It is likely that if Asa is his father he would have been born about 1766-69 in Atkinson, NH.
·         Ellis/Alice/Elsey was born Apr 11 1780 in Methuen, Ma. The notations found state “Elsey”, the daughter of James Sprague & Persis Huse of Methuen, MA & Pelham, NH. The best source I can find for her birth is “The Sprague Project”. I have been unable to verify their source or a more primary source at this time, but when I do the Sprague & Huse lines I will show more details on that. I am confident Alice was the grand-daughter of Abel Huse., and his will does mention her parents.
·         “Phillips Haseltine” & “Ellis Sprague” both of Derryfield, NH married on July 14 1797 as reported to the State of New Hampshire by Cyrus F. Marston of Chester, NH on Dec 31 1905 on the bottom of the NHVR it states “Vol. 1. Page 339”. I have not looked to see what that means yet.
                      Children of Phillip & Alice were all born & recorded in Manchester NH,
                               all list mother as Alice, & can be found at NHVR under births.
1. Persis Haseltine born June 8, 1800 seems like she may have married Thomas K. Breed Jr of Lowell, intention in Methuen Jan 5 1835, married in Lowell on Jan 18 1835 (NEHGS) [Named after Alice’s mother, Persis Huse]
2. Eliza Haseltine born Sept 9, 1801, I have no idea…
3. Frederic Haseltine born Nov 9, 1805. It seems like he may be this man: Frederic "Hazelton" of Derry, NH married Nancy Smith Nov 26, 1832 in Ipswich, Ma. She was born in Ma Aug 26, 1809 in Ipwich (NEHGS) daughter of Samuel & Hannah Smith (NEHGS). They removed by 1850 & 60 to Olive, Meigs, Ohio; 1870 Esculapia, Lewis, Kentucky w/ son George & his family. She died before 1870 in OH or KY? He died after 1870 probably in KY.                             
                                                               Fred & Nancy had:
               i. George T/F? Haseltine b: a1834 in NH married Juliette before 1860 in OH and
                   had: Margaret, Henry, Nancy, Fannie, & Howard
             ii. Mary A. Haseltine b: a1836 in NH
            iii. Elizabeth A. Haseltine b: a1838 in NH
             iv. Sarah M. Haseltine b: a1843 in OH
              v. Eliza J. Haseltine b: a1845 in OH
             vi. Alice F. Haseltine b: a1847 in OH
            vii. Hannah Haseltine b: a1852 in OH
           viii. Martha Haseltine b: a1858 in OH
4. Isaiah Haseltine b: Feb 24, 1807 seems like he may be this man: m: 1832 Relief Walker dau of Jesse Walker & Lois Holt b: Jan 11 1812 Andover, VT. He d: Nov 11, 1888 Weston, VT. She died Feb 11 1892. During 1840 & 1850 they lived in Baltimore (Weston) VT. Their children were:
              i. Harriet Walker Haseltine b. May 17, 1833 d. Mar 17, 1835
             ii. * Charles Clifford Haseltine b. Apr 18,1835 m. Lydia E. Persons
            iii. Hiland Haseltine b. 1837
            iv. Julia E. Haseltine  b. Mar 8, 1845 d. Apr 7, 1846
             v. * Abby Jane Haseltine b. Feb 12, 1848 m. Horace Frederick Cole in Mt. Holly, VT
                     See:    www.genealogyvermont.org/VTContent/Weston%20genealogies.pdf
                                          *more on above link under “Isaiah HESSELTINE”
5. Simon Haseltine   b: Dec 8, 1809 See previous sketch here
6. Alice Haseltine  born Aug 14, 1811 may be the Alice who m: John H Reid in Chester 1842
7. Mary Haseltine  born Feb 3, 1812 may be the Mary who m: John Carlton intention published Jan 27 1833 m: Feb 21 1833  in Methuen, MA [both of Methuen] (Methuen VR); I’m not 100% but seems right as Simon named his son (my GG grandfather) John Carlton Haseltine. I haven’t been able to determine where there were in 1850 or if Mary was still alive at that time, but I haven’t knocked myself out looking either.

      Although the births of their children are thankfully clearly recorded, their life together has not been especially easy to track, but we’re getting there. Here are some of the bits & pieces that have been found so far:

Death &/or Gravesites:
None found – I should probably pursue this further, and double check all the cemeteries with burials in the first half of the century in Manchester & surrounding area ie: Auburn, Candia, Manchester, Londonderry, etc. I am pretty certain there any records in Chester for them unless they are buried in someone’s basement or attic J

Probate:
There isn’t a probate record for Phillip, Alice, Asa or Mary in Rockingham or Hillsborough County. Further, there isn’t one for Israel Ober, Mary Ober’s father, or James Sprague, Alice’s father either.

Derryfield Inventories for Philip – but honestly these should be checked again & compared with  Philip Jr & even further the deeds to see if it helps to sort them out – I’ll do that this week…These & more are in the Early Records of Derryfield by the Manchester Historic Association Collections Society which are on Google.
1796 1 poll, 2-3?, 60 wild land & buildings, 1 Dollar, 67 Cents
1797 1 poll, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 tillage, 50 unimproved land, 13. value of building/land, 3.17 in money

State Town School County Tax List dated Jun 1, 1816 beginning on page 367 in Early Records Manchester, NH 1801-1816 Vol III by the Manchester Historic Association Collections Society.
      States residents listed by school district and it details the tax amounts for each division. The only Philip Haseltine listed is in District 2. Other Haseltines - John, John Jr., Asa Jr., Jonathan, are all in District 4.

Censuses: The ‘not Jr’ Philip
1800 in Derryfield: 1m 16-25; 1m 26-44; 2f under 10; 1f 16-25
1810 in Derryfield: 2m under 10; 1m 16-25; 1m 26-44; 1f under 10; 1f 10-15; 1f 16-25; 1f 26-44
He was not definitely found in 1820 , 1830, 1840 or 1850 but…
    1820 there is suddenly a Philip in Manheim, Herkimer, New York,
                           & another in Middlesex, Ontario, NY
    1830 Philip Haselton [Jr] is then in Independence, Allegany, NY
    1840 Two Philip’s are now in Independence, NY & another is shown in Herkimer, Herkimer, NY
               Another option could be that our Philip is with Simon in 1840 as
                   a man of that age group is in his home…but who knows…it could be anyone
     1850 Two Philip’s are still in Independence, NY

Hillsborough County Deeds:
                                The following deeds are definitely our Philip & Alice:
Nov 1st 1796 : 43-73-4, Philip Haseltine of Derryfield, Hillsborough, NH, Yeoman, from Binsley Stevins of Andover, Essex, MA, Gentleman- 150.00, a part of land in Derryfield,100ac lot in the 2nd Div, and a small island in Massabesik pond so called known by the name of Bushnal’s Island or Poore’s Island, also half Dear Island so called in said pond. Said land to be held to the said Philip Haseltine as described in a certain deed in which one John Sheldon has received of a certain Alexander McMurphy which will appear on record in Hillsborough County. Witnesses: John Haseltine & Nath’l Lovejoy ~ Justice of the Peace. Rec’d & Recorded 30 March 1797 by Jon’a Smith Regr.

March 9 1797: 48-327 Philip Haseltine of Derryfield, Yeoman,  to Israel Webster of Derryfield, Yeoman,  –10.00 tract of land in Chester – one half of a certain Isle and in Masabescik pond being Dear Island so called description to be held from a deed which one John Shelddon rec’d from Alexander McMurphy. Witnesses Josi Huse & Benjamin Lasley [?], Appeared Mar 23 1797 befor John Stark Jr Justice of Peace, Recorded Jun 27 1799 by Jon’a Smith Regr. Signed by Philip heseltine [no wife named]

Oct 16 1802: 98-307 Philip & Alice Haselton of Derryfield, Yeoman to Richard Currier of Methuen, MA, Yeoman,  island or point of land on Lake, 200.00, 15 ac, An island or point of land being in Massabee pond so called by the name of Bushnells Island or Poors Point, bnded by said pond & a bog lying between said island and land of John Dickey – And I the wife of said …. Signed by Philip Heseltine & Alice heselti---- Witnesses: John Haseltine & Polley Sprague [Could be her sister Mary b. Oct 13 1781] 

Feb 16 1804 : 67-335 Phillip & Alice Haseltine of Derryfield, Husbandman to David Flint of Derryfield, Husbandman. 500.00 land in Derryfield, 40 ac, bounded “on the north line of Jonathan Young’s farm”, “southeast corner of Peter Emerson’s land”, “highway on the southwestly side of the road leading by the barn on the farm which belonged to Thomas Griffin”, then on to the north side of the highway  near the NW corner of the house that Jacob Atwood now lives,  to Capt John Perham’s land, aforesaid Young’s Farm, “with all the buildings standing on said premises”. Signed Philip Heseltine & Alice heseltin.. Witnesses: Isaac Huse & Jacob Atwood, Philip appeared before John Stark Jr Mar 13 1804, Recorded Nov 8 1805 by Isaac Brooks Regr

Apr 23 1806 : 73-413 Phillip & Alice Haseltine of Derryfield, Husbandman, to David Flint of Derryfield, Husbandman, 350 dollars, land in Derryfield butted by said Flint’s land & land of Jonathan Young, then west by Young’s land to the SE corner of Peter Emerson’s land, the northerly by Emerson’s land to the highway leading from David Dickey’s to Major Aikens then by said hwy to land owned by Capt John Perham’s land, back to Flint’s land, 35 acres, reserving the highways, signed by Philip heseltine & Alice heseltine; Witnesses: Samuel P Kidder & Wm Blodget; Philip appeared before Samuel P. Kidder JP Apr 23 1806; Recorded Jun 10 1807 by Isaac Brook Regr.

       This is where it gets much trickier ….because there are a lot of deeds to sort out .so I guess you’ll know what I’ll be doing this week among other things….until then…say a little prayer clear evidence shows up to prove the parentage of Philip….

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