PIONEER WOMEN OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
The following family data has been extracted from a two-volume publication by the Women's Department of the Cleveland Centennial, 1896. The books also contain writings about pioneer women of Portage, Ashtabula, Lorain, Trumbull, Lake, Cuyahoga, Summit, Erie, Huron, Mahoning, and Medina counties.
The information contained in these volumes are by no means complete. It was compiled from memories of those living in these areas at the time the books were written. Often times there are mentions of a number of children, but names are not included. We are also finding that there are a lot of errors, as happens in any history book. If you can add to or correct this information from your own knowledge or research, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will add the additional information or corrections to a web page for this purpose, the URL is listed at the bottom of this page. Corrections cannot be made on this page, otherwise it invalidates the content of the book.
Names with asterisks by them indicate that there is more information available on the other page.
The format of this page groups husbands & wives together, and any children that have been listed.
**THOMPSON, Polly daughter of Isaac Thompson & 1st wife. Married in 1806.
**YOUNG, Betsy, daughter of Silas Young & Hannah Carroll
PORTER, Isabella, arrived 1816
THOMPSON, Lydia daughter of Isaac Thompson and Jane Johnson, b 6 April 1801, first white child born in Middlefield.
RUSSELL, Sam, came from Massachusetts
Ten Children, unnamed.
THOMPSON, Isaac (Capt). Arrived about 1799, first permanent settler of Middlefield.
First wife, name unknown
James................................... Born about 1779 (aged 20 when arrived in 1799, according to write-up), first settler in Middlefield.
Polly..................................... Birthdate unknown. James returned to Charleston (state not known) to bring her to join the rest of the family in Middlefield.
William................................. Born 1789 (age 12 in 1801 according to write-up).
**JOHNSON, Jane (2nd wife)
John ........................... born about 1799. Listed as a student in 1812, with age & parents. Apparently born before the family arrived in Middlefield.
Lydia .......................... born 6 April 1801 in Middlefield (first white child born in Middlefield)
Robert ........................ born about 1804. Listed as a student in 1812, with age & parents
THOMPSON, James son of Isaac. Arrived 1799. Mother's name is not mentioned. With his father, listed as first permanent settler of Middlefield
WELLS, Sarah, daughter of _____ Wells & Jane Johnson(?). Brought to Ohio by James, the book mentions Sarah as the daughter of his stepmother. They married in 1804 in Middlefield. Died 1816.
Isaac................................ born about 1805. Listed as student in 1812, with age & parents.
Harriet............................. born about 1807. Listed as student in 1812, with age & parents.
Martha............................. born about 1809. Listed as student in 1812, with age & parents.
Three other children, unnamed.
TRACY, Mercy (2nd wife). Married in 1819.
THOMPSON, William, "probably" son of Isaac & (Unknown) b 1789, came to Middlefield between 1799 & 1801.
WALDEN, Lucinda, parents unnamed. Taught school in 1812.
MENAUGH, Rebecca Married in 1806
DAILEY, Rachel (married 2nd, Daniel Gilson)
*YOUNG, Silas From PA, he was a Quaker
Other names mentioned as early residents of Middlefield, although no specific data, include:
Lucinda WALDEN (1812), Paul CLAPP, William BEALS, Isaac CHATFIELD, John FOOTE, Mercy TRACY, Mary BOND, Ann FOOTE, Electa CLAPP, Elvira CLAPP, Phoebe TRACY, Electa RICHMOND, Lucinda GRAY, Olive NEWCOMB, Lucy Ann GRAY.
Listed as soldiers in 4th Co., 2nd Batalion, 1st Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Division Ohio Militia (no dates included in write-up):
James THOMPSON, Captain; Benjamin WHITE; Bennet HEATHMAN; Daniel GILSON, Jr.; Guy CARLTON; Isaac GILSON; Isaac THOMPSON; James HEATHMAN, Sr.; Joseph JOHNSON; Joseph HINKSTON; Moses MORSE; Silas YOUNG; William THOMPSON; William M. HEIGES.
BEARD, Amariah Arrived Summer 1798. Second white woman in Burton.
BEARD, Jedediah & Family, arrived February, 1800.
Amey, married Orrin Canfield
Eliza Jane FOWLER
"7 sons, including twins"
John COOK, and family, arrived 1806 from CT
FOWLER, Isaac, Arrived in 1799. Third family in Burton
FOWLER, Eli & Mrs. Arrived in Burton in 1800.
Mercy Ann JACKSON
Peter HITCHCOCK, and family, arrived 1806 from CT
UMBERFIELD, Thomas Arrived in May of 1798
Limery, age 15 in 1798
Polly, a toddler in 1798
The following are listed as school teachers between 1850 & 1860:
Ruby L. EVERETT
Hettie J. MILLER
Emily P. EDSON
Frances M. BRADLEY
Miss. J. D. PARMELEE, born 1807 in Connecticut, married in 1831
Beulah LAMBERTON, from Chenango, New York
Celinda, married Walter PHELPS
Persis, married David SCOTT, died shortly after marriage
Mary, married David SCOTT
Mariah, married Elijah SCOTT
Waity, married Christopher MORSE
Harmony, married Mr. BRIGGS
Martha, married Aretus SCOTT
James GILMORE, JR., arrived 1812
Mollie, married Silas Tanner
Nancy, married Lebeus Norton
Lois NICHOLS, born Vershire, Vermont in 1816. Married in 1833.
Dr. William GILMORE, arrived in 1811
Nancy Wright, from Chester, MA
Dr. William HUDSON, born about 1790, came from Aurora in 1809
Mrs., born about 1793
James, married Adele Antoinette FIELDS
Walter, married Lydia RUST
Martha _____________ , from Cunningham, MA; arrived in Chester 1828
Keziah (died young)
Achsa, married Chester PALMER
*Justus MINOR, arrived in Chester 1801, from Genesse Co., New York.
Philo, arrived in Chester in May, 1802.
Sallie, arrived July 1802, spouse William ARCHER
Anna, arrived July 1802, spouse John SHEFFIELD, married about 1803
Matilda, arrived July 1802, spouse David ALLISON
Betsy, arrived July 1802, spouse Jeremiah ILES
Lottie, arrived July 1802, spouse Harvey SHEFFIELD
Philo MINOR, arrived in Chester May, 1802.
Altha, b 1803 in Chester. First white child born in Chester.
Arvilla, married Samuel B. PHILBRICK
Lavinia, married J. E. STEPHENSON
Harmony, married H. A. HERRICK
Susan, married William QUIRK
Mary HILTON, born Maine, arrived 1815. Married in 1824.
Two unnamed sons
Mary Ann MCGILLS, born Northampton, Massachusetts
Mercy WRIGHT, arrived 1830
Their children: (mentions 4 daughters)
Lydia, married Walter JOHNSTON
Harriet, (did not marry)
Esther BRASS, arrived 1812
Thomas B. STEPHENSON
Hannah A. DE MOTT, born New York City, arrived 1839
Betsy BATES, of Cunningham, Massachusetts
Nine unnamed children
Silas TANNER, from Massachusetts
Mary, married Augustus NORTON
Clarissa, married Mr. BROWN
Laura BATES, born in Massachusetts, arrived 1830
Abigail _______ Gurney (2nd marriage), from Massachusetts, arrived 1830
Malinda NEEDHAM, born 1798 in CT, came to Munson in 1827. Married (2) Jerry CUTTLER
Harriet, married James GILBERT
Esther THOMPSON, born Danby, CT. This family was Quaker
Esther, married Anson BARTLETT
Margaret, married Comfort SMITH
**Melinda, married _______ STOCKHAM
Harriet, married E. E. Rogers
Lucia DAVIS, daughter of Asabel DAVIS & Anna HARVEY
Phoebe, married William ASHCRAFT
Sarah, married David A. GATES
Jonathan BURNETT, arrived by 1828 (possibly earlier)
Mrs., died at age 91 in Indiana
Monroe, married Jane ALLEN
Alvira, married ________ SAWINGS
Anna HARVEY, born 1803, died about 1893. Parents Thomas HARVEY & Betsy STOLOKER.
Married in 1820, first marriage in town.
Lucia, married Henry BARTLETT
Maria, born in Munson, married Ephraim TUTTLE
**Moses A. DEWEY, came in 1832
Anna DICKENSON, of Cazenovia, NY; died age 56
Dennis DOWNING, came in 1830
Harriet, married Livingston HAZEN
Adelia, married David SHATTUCK
Mary Jane, married Frank TORRY
Mary DOWNING, sister of Dennis. was from Rochester, NH
Edwin's 2nd wife: Bertha COTTRELL
Minerva STONE, daughter of Judge & Charity STONE, born 1809
Eliza, married Turner CALKINS
Alice, married Samuel TURNER
Milo FOWLER (brother of Hiram)
Eleanor FOOT, born in CT
Mary Ann, married Allen HARPER
Cordelia, married Levi BABCOCK
Rosetta, married Levi BABCOCK (his 2nd wife)
Almeda, married Augustus BABCOCK (brother of Levi)
Nancy STONE (married  Mr. MCCLELLAN
Asenith SMITH, born in MA in 1800; came from Rochester, NY; died about 1843
Mary Ann, married Nelson BENTON
Angeline, married John CONVERSE
Barnabas HAMLIN, son of Josiah HAMLIN & ____ PAFFING
(1) Olive HAZEN, daughter of Andrew HAZEN (1st husband was Jonathan HAEMES)
(2) Della PARR
(3) Jerush EATON, daughter of Thomas EATON
________ PAFFING, born Grand Island, VT. This family joined "Mormon" Church & went to Nauvoo IL and Salt Lake City, UT.
Emily, married James FULLER
Barnabas, married Olive HAZEN
Thomas HARVEY, arrived in 1818, died 1864
Betsy STOLOKER, born in Canada, arrived in 1818.
Anna, born 1803,died about 1893. Married Asabel DAVIS in 1820, first marriage in town.
Had five other children.
Mary Ann PERRY, born in CT, came to Munson in 1827
Perry, married Caroline HAZEN
Van Rensalaer, married Angeline LUSK (daughter of William)
LaFayette, married Jane BOND (daughter of Elias & Sally)
Winchester, married Laura PERRY (daughter of Andrew)
Winfield, married Mary CHURCH
Thomas, married Julia REED (daughter of Isaac)
Mary Ann, married Edward K. MILLER
Caroline, married Albert LINDSLEY
Amanda, married Charles KNIGHT
Charlotte TOMLINSON, born Derby, CT
Jacob HOLLIS arrived in 1826
Abby DEMING, born 1802 in Berkshire Co., MA
Emily, married Myron FOX
Samuel HOPSON, arrived July 1816. Died 1840.
Ascenath SPERRY, daughter of Hezekiah SPERRY & Martha IVES, came from Mesopotamia, Ohio
in July 1816. Died in 1843.
Addison, married May DAVIS
James, married Louise PRESTON
Peter, married Philena IRISH
Cynthia, died young.
*Eliazar HOVEY, arrived in 1818 from MA, built first frame house in Munson
(2) Abigail FOSTER, b Munson, MA 1812, died about 1891
Louisa, married _______WHEELER
Allen HUMPHREY, from CT, arrived in 1827.
Polly BODWELL, from CT, arrived in 1827.
Helen, married Leonard Sweat in 1827
Christopher LANGDON, arrived in 1818, owned first sawmill, 1823
Mary, married Henry CANFIELD
Caroline, married Barney STONE
Joanna DAVIS, born Grand Island, VT. Arrived 1819
Caleb M. PECK, from New York
Tamer STEBBINS, born in Springfield, MA
Eliza, married (1) Charles KELLY (div); married (2) Eliazor FISH
Rev. Joseph Jr., 2nd wife Hattie KING
Lemuel RIDER, died about 1847
Elizabeth ELDRIDGE, b 1782 Livonia, VT, died 1872
William, married Phalinda RICHARDSON
Edward, married Orilla SUMMERS
Stephen, married Louisa RICHARDSON
Lemuel Jr., married Cornelia CROSBY
Calvin, married Almeda ESTEBROOK
Helen HUMPHREY, daughter of Allen HUMPHREY & Polly BODWELL
Quadruplets (died at birth)
Maria DAVIS, daughter of Asabel DAVIS & Anna HARVEY
Reubin WARINER, arrived in 1820
Betsy THOMPSON, arrived in 1819
In the works: More pioneers of Munson, Newberry, Parkman, Huntsburg, etc.
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