James Haseltine was born Mar 28 1720 in Haverhill, Ma son of Philip Haseltine & Judith Webster (Haverhill VR). James married Elizabeth Hutchins on Nov 13, 1741 in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhill VR). She was born Nov 18, 1721 in Haverhill, Ma daughter of John Hutchins and Sarah [Page] (Haverhill VR). Elizabeth died July 12 1750 in Haverhill, Ma where it is recorded in Haverhill Vital Records as the wife of James with maiden name Hutchins. It is not known where she was buried.
James married 2nd Ruth Ladd on Nov 5 1751 in Haverhill, Ma which is also recorded in Haverhill Vital Records. They had several children, the oldest of their children likely being named after his first wife Elizabeth.
No grantee or grantor deeds were found for James or Ruth Haseltine in Rockingham County NH between 1730-1765 under any spelling that begins with “Ha” or “He”. However, Essex County, MA deeds did show a few transactions involving James or Ruth. The earliest is a deed # 98-121 [although indexed as 98-120] is from Philip Haselton of Haverhill, Gentleman to son James of Haverhill, yeoman, for 100 pounds which was written on May 12 1752 and recorded July 10 1753. It is for 50 acres and he specifically states:
“being all my land between Hoghill Rode and Merres Creek; and the other being all my land between said Hogs Hill Road and Ordways land as tha ware given to me by my father John Haselton late of Haverhill deceast in his last will and testament [Click for transcription of that will] and also all of my Right in a medew Commonly called or known by the Name of Providence Medew which I hart alredy dissposed of (Lying in Salem in the provence of New Hampshire) as it was given me in the aforesaid will---"
That deed was witnessed by Ruth Hazer & Jeremiah Hasseten. [It seems like this should be Ruth Haseltine & Jeremiah Haseltine]
On July 8 1758 Dinah Kimball of Haverhill, spinster, executrix of the Abner Kimball, late of Haverhill, estate transfers ownership of 12 ¼ acres in Haverhill bounded by land of Ebenezer Brown; James Haseltine; Samuel Whittakers & a lane for 56 pounds to James Haseltine of Haverhill, yeoman - Essex County Deed 113-252.
James died prior to Apr 22 1765 as his probate record in Essex County Court No. 12666 holds that date. [Click here to see a post with the transcription of the will]
The following deeds show Ruth, his widow & executrix of his estate dispersing some of the estate – Essex County Deed# 118 50 - 6 acres in Haverhill “it being one half of the land the said James bought of the widow Dinah Kimball” to Timothy Eaton for 21 pounds & 3 shillings dated Oct 15 1765 & witnessed by John Emerson & Jeremiah Haseltine. Also Essex County Deed# 118 56 to John Emerson 3rd bearing the same date of Oct 15 1765 for the remaining 6.5 acres +/- of the land purchased from Dinah Kimball in consideration of 21 pounds & 14 shillings, witnessed by John Emerson & Jeremiah Haseltine.
Children of James & Elizabeth are all listed in the Vital Records of Haverhill, Ma:
1. Asa Haseltine b: June 15, 1742 in Haverhill, MA -Click to see previous blog about him
2. Phillip Haseltine (of Windham) b: Jan 25, 1743 in Haverhill, MA m: Patience Rowell. He died Feb 25 1829. There is a Rockingham County probate record for him at the NH State Archives.
Children’s births & deaths from NHVR & Haverhill VR:
i. Judith Haseltine b. Jan 9 1770 Haverhill, MA d. Dec 16 1846 in Windham, NH.
Never married. [HoW]
ii. Jesse Haseltine b. Nov 15 1771 Haverhill, MA d. Sep 19 1775 Haverhill, MA
iii. Elisabeth Haseltine b. Oct 16 1773 Haverhill, MA d. Jan 15 1774 Haverhill, MA
iv. Sarah Haseltine b. Apr 12 1775 Haverhill, MA d. Oct 3 1775 Haverhill, MA
v. Philip Haseltine Jr b. Aug 30 1776 Haverhill, MA m: Betsey Stevens dau of Ezekiel
Stevens. He was a “joiner” & they removed to Independence, NY between 1810-1820.
[HoW- birth year incorrect]
a. Ezekiel Stevens Haseltine b. Sep 30 1799 Manchester, NH
b. Jesse Haseltine b Jan 20 1802 Manchester, NH
c. Elizabeth Haseltine b. Jan 3 1805 Manchester, NH
d. Philip Elbridge Haseltine b. Jan 9 1809 Manchester, NH
e. Patience Haseltine b Oct 1 1811 Manchester, NH
f. Samuel Haseltine b. Dec 27 1813 Manchester, NH
vi. James Haseltine b. Apr 12 1779 Haverhill, MA m: Elizabeth Armour [See History of
Windham, although it has his birth year incorrect] Removed near Tupper’s Plains, Ohio.
vii. Rev. Samuel Haseltine b Aug 19 1781 Haverhill, MA m: Alice Bodwell of Methuen &
2nd Mary Tasker. He preached in various places in VT, NH & ME. He died in
Bethel, ME 1867 [HoW]
viii. Moses Haseltine b. Sep 29 1783 Haverhill, MA m: Mary Morrison of Northwood, NH.
He died 1840 in Windham [HoW]
a. George Washington Haseltine b. May 29 1810 Manchester, NH
b. Benjamin Franklin Haseltine b. May 30 1812 Manchester, NH
c. John Adams Haseltine b. May 20 1814 Manchester, NH
d. Mary Ann Haseltine b. Jun 28 1819 Manchester, NH
ix. John Haseltine b. Sep 9 1785 Windham, NH m: Fanny Gage & 2nd Elizabeth Rowell
x. Isaiah Haseltine b. May 9 1788 Windham, NH. Died age 27 & never married [HoW]
xi. Leonard Haseltine b Apr 30 1790 Windham, NH m: Mary Merryfield. Removed
to Independence NY
xii. Phineas Haseltine b. Apr 2 1792 Windham, NH m: Clarissa Wilson. He died in 1825.
3. Anne Haseltine b: Oct 14, 1745 in Haverhill, MA
4. James Haseltine Jr. b: Jun 12, 1747 in Haverhill, MA
5. John Haseltine b: Jul 9, 1749 in Haverhill, MA m: Sarah Ingalls [HoW] EC Probate -See file 12672 1765 for his guardianship at age 16 where he chooses Joseph Haseltine Jr as his guardian.
James married Ruth Ladd on Nov 5, 1751 & had the following children
listed in the Vital Records of Haverhill, Ma:
6. Elizabeth Haseltine b: Dec 1, 1752 m: James Chase [HoW]
7. Ruth Haseltine b: Sept 8, 1754; single
8. Ladd Haseltine b: Aug 22, 1758 m: Hannah Ladd [HoW]
9. Tryphena Haseltine b: Dec 20, 1760; single
HoW - History of Windham, NH, by Leonard Morrison
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