Simon was born Dec 8 1809 in Manchester, NH son of Phillip Haseltine and Alice Sprague of Manchester & Candia, NH. Simon was married to Clarissa on March 25, 1830 in Manchester, NH by Matthew Newhall. She was born Nov 28, 1803 probably in Manchester, NH & was the daughter of Hezekiah Young & Sarah Harris.
Simon & Clarissa lived in Manchester, NH as is shown on the 1830 & 1840 censuses there, but about 1848, they relocated to Chester, NH. Not much else has been researched about their life in Manchester as of yet, although I do hope to eventually. The Supplement of Chester History by Benj Chase, page 351 & 352 notes that Simon was a contributor to the building of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Chester with a few other townsmen, the total of which was 1000.00. Chester Revisited by Richard Holmes, also confirms this on page 126, he states the church was located in northwest Chester on the road to Candia. The building was completed in October 1851 and the first Pastor was James M. Young of Candia. (No known connection to Clarissa). Sadly, that building burned down many years ago along but the one room schoolhouse that the children attended still stands. Also lost by fire was the home said to be Simon Hazelton’s which was a small red cape located on the corner of Candia Rd & Lane Rd.
During July of 1858 they are caught up in the trial of Hall vs Young which can be found in The New Hampshire Reports, vol 37 pg 134. In this record it confirms Hezekiah is Simon & Clarissa’a son. Apparently what had happened was that David Young, Clarissa’s only living brother had given her money to buy some land and secure a stable life for herself and her children. It seems pretty clear David was not fond of Simon as he told her not to let him have it. Well, apparently Simon at least thought of taking control of the land. There may or may not be more detail in the original record as I have not seen it yet.
Many deeds are involved with this family over the years, several are likely missing, and quite honestly it seems it was always a big fiasco and no doubt this is at least one of the reasons why David did not like Simon. I have not looked into deeds in Hillsborough County but it seems very possible there were problems when they lived in Manchester, NH. The earliest deed found in Rockingham County so far was Apr 1 1848 when their son Hezekiah at age 18 years old purchased the property in Chester, NH from Nathan Moore 352-99 and mortgaged it with them on deed 331-258. However, the deed from David Young to Clarissa Haselton is dated July 2 1856 Book# 374 Page# 111 where it states:
Know all men by the presents that David Young of Sanbornton in the county of Belknap and state of New Hampshire for and in consideration of the sum of 900. to me in hand before the delivering of here well and truly paid by Clarissa Haselton of Chester in the county of Rockingham and said state wife of Simon Haselton of said Chester do __________ released and forever quitclaimed and by these present do the same _________release and forever quitclaimed unto the said Clarissa Haselton her heirs and assigns forever and for her sale and separate use from interference or control of her husband a certain tract of land with all the buildings thereon situate in said Chester containing 70 acres more or less and bounded as follows northerly and easterly on the highway leading to Joseph smith’s and on land of John B Rand, Coffrin N French and David Bean southerly on said Rand land and land of heirs of William Rand and westerly land on Joseph Smith being the same and all the land which Nathan Moore and Charlotte P Moore his wife conveyed to Hezekiah S Hazelton by deed dated April 1, 1848 excepting about one acre conveyed to David Butterfield and about ¾ of an acre conveyed to Samuel Rand both of said last mentioned pieces having been conveyed by said Hezekiah S Haselton and granted _______ ________ And to be held by Clarissa Haselton to her sole and separate use free from the interference or control of her said husband and to be so held to her and her heirs and assigned forever
To have and to hold the said ____ premises with all priveleges approtunancies _________ belonging to her the said Clarissa Hazelton for heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby conevants with the said Clarissa Haselton that I will warrant and defend the said premises to her said Clarissa Haselton her heirs and assigns against the lawful claims and demands of any person or persons claimed by from or under me and Sophrina Young wife of said David Young in consideration of the sum of one said do hereby relinquish and right of owner in the before mentioned premises.
In witness where I have present set my hand and seal this second day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six signed sealed and delivered in the presents of Herman Foster & LB Clough
Clarissa died Dec 7, 1868 in Chester, NH and later Simon was buried with her. Clarissa left a will at her death which is recorded in Rockingham County. The following is a transcription of it:
Clarissa’s Will dated June 5, 1866 Probated February 17, 1869; 1868 death date
I Clarissa Haselton of Chester in the county of Rockingham and state of New Hampshire do make and publish this my last will and testament in _____ following that is to say.
I do hereby __________and appoint my husband Simon Haselton of said Chester to be executor of this my last will and testament hereby directing him to pay all my just debts and funeral charges.
I give to each of my children and grand children of my deceased son Joseph W Haselton one dollar to be paid to them by my said executor in one year after my decease.
I give bequest and ______to my said husband said Simon Haselton his heir and assigns forever all the rest and ______remainder of my estate, property whether real personal and mixed and whenever situation of which I am now possessed and of which I shall die possessed. To have and to hold to him the said Simon Haselton and his heirs and assigns forever.
In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this the fifth day of June AD 1866.
Witnessed by CG West
Simon married 2nd Hannah (Rand) Kimball Dec 14 1870 in Chester, NH and the record does note their parents (NHVR). It doesn’t seem she was too fond of living with him and instead had her own property next door. Although I’ve developed a fondness for Simon, I can’t help but think she was a smart woman. Simon did not write a will but in 1887 he furnished his son Hezekiah with a deed which is summarized as follows:
April 1, 1887 530-131 Simon Hazelton to Hezekiah S Hazelton (of Derry)
1.00 and further consideration, Land in Chester, 1st tract = 15 acres +/- bounded near Methodist Meetinghouse; Anderson Holman; Fremont rd; David Butterfield; Frank Haselton;John P French
2nd tract = 3 acres bounded near: opposite of Anderson Holman house; bounded by David Butterfield; Hannah Haselton; John C Haselton; 3rd tract = ¼ of an acre barn;bounded by John C Haselton; highway and includes barn and barn yard. And is subject to mortgage of 100.00 with interest from Sept 1885 _______to Mary A (Rand) Bean of Lynn, Ma (dually his sister-in-law & mother of his daughter-in-law). The further consideration of agreement is that HS Haselton will provide for Simon until his death in Simon’s residence or residence of Hezekiah, and then will receive this property and all personal estate. Witnessed by Susan J Haselton & Moses Emerson
Simon’s death is recorded as being on Nov 12 1891 in Chester, NH of paralysis age 82yrs, 11mo, 3 days, however his stone states 1893. He was buried in Burrough's Cemetery/the Smith Road Cemetery in North Chester, NH. An obituary was not located in the Derry News for him. Hannah was born Aug 7, 1819, the daughter of Joseph Rand & Nancy Rand, and was the aunt of Simon’s daughter-in-law Celestia. She died Feb 18, 1903 according to her grave stone in Smith Road Cemetery.
Simon & Clarissa's children were:
1. Hezekiah S. Haselton was born about July 10 1830 in Manchester, NH and married Susan J.Bean Oct 2 1856 in Candia, NH. Their family totaling 7 children can be found on the US Censuses in the following years & places: 1860- Chester, NH; 1870- Chester, NH; 1880-Deerfield, NH. In 1900 Susan is by herself in Chester. He is noted on the Manchester Directory for 1883 as “Haselton, Hezekiah S. Amoskeag, h. Somerville, n. Beech"
On Simon’s 1850 census Hezekiah is listed as “Kesiah” Haselton born in 1830 in Manchester. At first I wasn't positive of that but I am now as is proven above in Simon’s details. Chester Revisited pg 497 states:
“1876- In North Chester a Frenchwoman rented the Hezekiah Hazelton place. Down in the cellar she found an earthenware jar. Thinking she might use it to store beans, she brought it up to the kitchen. When she put her hand into it, she drew out a severed hand in a very good state of preservation. It seems Hezekiah Hazelton had cut his hand off in a shingle mill accident. He believed if he preserved the hand, the stump wouldn’t hurt.“
Hezekiah died Sept 20 1889 in Chester, a59y 2m & 10d of Septicaemia. Susan was born May 1834, according to the 1900 census & died May 25, 1900, 71y 2m 23d, however the computed birth is Mar 2 1829. Her death record says 1828 in Chester, daughter of David Bean & Susan.
Children of Hezekiah & Susan -
i. Clara S. Haselton b: a1857-8 She was alive & with parents in 1880. According to
deed 576 110 she was married to John F. Smith as of June 1900. They were married in
Lynn, MA on Oct 31, 1888 (MVR-M)
ii. George H. Haselton b: a1859 Didn't find a census record after 1870- seems
like he may have died before 1880, but no record was found.
iii. Francis Lincoln Haselton b: Apr 1861. He married 1st Imogene M. Corey who
was born in May 1858, according to the 1900 Census in Chester, NH. They were
married about 1883 and lived in Hampstead on Main St. during 1910. She died about
Lincoln married 2nd Angeline R (Haynes) Penneo, widow on Sept 4, 1915 & owned
a home on Farm Rd in Hampstead in 1920. Angelina is listed as 70 yrs and he is
listed as 58 yrs. It looks like he probably married 3rd Hattie M. _______ and lived in
Concord, NH 1930. He is 68 and she is 73 with a 4500 estate and owns the
house. According to deed 576 110 in 1900 he receives the property that was his
father's & grandfather's. He died July 8 1939 in Manchester, NH and was buried in
Smith Rd Cemetery, North Chester, NH
Children of Lincoln & Imogene:
1. George F. Haselton July 1884 2. Carlie V./Perley B. Haselton (son) 22 in 1910 b: Mar 1888
3. Minnie L./A. Haselton 19 in 1910 b: Nov 1890
4. Everett R Haselton b Nov 1894 d1907
5. Harrie H. Haselton 10 in 1910 b: Dec 1899 married Lillian
iv. Augusta A. Haselton b: June1863 m: Fred E. Stevens of Deerfield, NH born Jan 1858
son of Enoch Stevens & Mary E. Freeze. They lived in Haverhill, MA in 1900.
1. Byron E. Stevens Oct 1887
2. Harold S. Stevens Aug 1889
Lillian G. Bean is with them in 1900 in Haverhill who is listed as a cousin.
v. David B. Haselton b: a1865 died Nov 5, 1878 in Deerfield of Bronchitis; 13y5m14d
vi. Mary C. Haselton b: a1867 According to deed 576 110 she married Albro A.
Raymond. They were married Jan 20, 1891 in Middleborough, MA where they lived &
had several children.
1. Arthur Herman Raymond
2. Lloyd Forrest Raymond Sep 20, 1896
3. Eunas Fayette Raymond Nov 11 1900
4. Beatrice Augusta Raymond May 28, 1898
vii. Orren L. Haselton b: a1869 According to deed 576 110 he is alive in 1900. It turns out
he married 1st Rena Estelle Barr Oct 23 1901, then Sarah Alys Harvey on Dec 25 1918
& Mabel A. Coombs on Jul 15 1937, all in Manchester, NH. He died May 2 1944 in
2. Joseph Warren Haselton was born in 1831/1832 in Manchester, NH. He married Luella A. Brown. He died July 11 1864 in the Civil War of disease in Virginia. Luella was b: 1836 & died in 1874. She is buried in the Smith Road Cemetery in Chester with her baby son.
There is a Civil War Monument in the center of Chester and Joseph’s name is engraved on it. He is listed in the “US Civil War Soldiers” 1st Reg for 3 months in 1861 and also later with an enlist date of Aug 11 1863, age 30, prvt, Co I 5th Reg died July 11, 1864 of disease at City Point, VA – in “ American Civil War Soldiers” Luella A is listed as a widow in the Civil War Pension Index, but the file I not on footnote.com as of June 2011.I have copy of Jos W’s adminitration dated June 14 1865. It mentions wife Luella A., S. Dana Wingate of Exeter, Simon, Benjamin F., Isaac Seavey.
During 1860 they lived in Fremont, 1870 she is a widow in Chester and he brother-in-law Benjamin lives with her.
Children of Joseph & Luella were:
i. Frank Austin Haselton b: about Dec 4, 1860 who died May 11, 1861 at
5mo 7 days
ii. Sylvania A. Haselton b: a1853 m: Milton Daniel Emerson Nov 26, 1870 in
Candia, NH. Children:
1. Warren M. Emerson
2. John V. Emerson
3. Bert Emerson
4. Frank Austin Emerson
5. Harry Lane Emerson
6. Ella Emerson
iii. Ella Mary (or Mary Ella) Haselton b: a1856
iv. Charles W. Haselton b: a1859 m: Mrs. Annie Hall lived in Fremont 1910, 20 &
30. She had 6ch/5lv in 1910. His Uncle Benjamin lived with them in 1920.
1. Frank Carroll Haselton b: a1906
2. Ada R. Haselton b: a 1908
His step daughters were:
Alice M. Hall age 19 in 1910 b: a1891
Daisy/Grace P. Hall age 8 in 1910 b: a1902 (18 in 1920)
3. Sylvania A Haselton was born in a1836 in p Manchester, NH. There is an int. record for Sylvania Haselton of Candia to m: Asa Sawyer Dutton of Chester Oct 17, 1852 in NH Marriage Licenses & Intentions by Pauline Johnson Oesterlin. They lived in Candia, NH but in 1910 she is in Haverhill, MA age 74, 5ch/2lv, widow, a lodger with Stevens family
i. Albert Gallation Dutton b: Apr 5, 1858 Candia
ii. Charlie Newell Dutton b: Jan 23, 1862 Candia
iii. Freddie K. Manson Dutton b: Jul 18, 1865 Candia
iv. Horace Warren Dutton b: Oct 7, 1871 Candia
4. George Haselton was born in 1838. He died in 1855 age 17, buried in Smith Rd Cemetery, North Chester, NH.
5. Clarisa "Clara" I/J Haselton was born in Dec 1839 in Manchester, NH. She married Samuel S. Simpson (b: Sept 1828) on Sep 6 1859 in Eliot, ME - 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 York, ME She is a widow in 1910.
i. Walter E. Simpson b: 1860 m: Matilda Stevens Jan 1 1883 Salisbury, Ma
ii. William Hazelton Simpson b: Sep 1862 m: Rose/Rosalie M/W. Jenkins Apr
24 1892 in Natick He lived in Syracuse NY & worked in a carriage factory at the
time; She was b: Apr 1864 daughter of Samuel Jenkins & Charlotte
Cawley((?)1900 in Malden, MA married 8 years; w/ brother Bradford both
brothers are dentists
iii. Mabel A. Simpson b: 1865 m: William L. Baker d: Apr 11 1944 Portsmouth, NH
iv. Bradford P. Simpson b: Jun 1868 m: Alice R. Brown Jul 22 1906 Malden, MA
6. Benjamin F Haselton was born in July 1843/1845 in Chester, NH. In 1870 he resises with his sister-in-law Luella & later married Lucy A Garland of Hampton, NH on Dec 2 1879 at the Chester Congr. Church. She was born Apr 22, 1847 probably in Hampton, NH. Ben & Lucy lived on Walnut Hill in Chester during 1880, but by 1891 & 1900 they are noted as living in Candia, NH, 1910 they are in Hampston, NH but it is indexed under “Hazton”. They were separated between 1910-1920 as they are found living in different homes on the 1920 Censues. He is with his nephew, Charles W. as noted above & Lucy is a72 & married, but living with Lucinda Batchelder in Hampton, NH. Lucinda could very well be their daughter. Both died after 1920.
Benjamin & Lucy had:
i. Lucy Edith Haselton b: Mar 19, 1882 d: after 1910
ii. Ray Haselton b: June 13, 1886 d: after 1910
7. John Carlton Haseltine was born on 27 Jan 1847. He died on 26 Jan 1938. Click Here
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