Dolly Ellsworth

b. 1815
     Dolly Ellsworth was born in 1815. She was the daughter of Calvin Ellsworth and Dolly Lovejoy.

Letetia Ellsworth

     Bowman questions the marriage to Lyman. Letetia Ellsworth was the daughter of Calvin Ellsworth and Dolly Lovejoy.

Roxanna Ellsworth

     Roxanna Ellsworth was the daughter of Calvin Ellsworth and Dolly Lovejoy.

Lucretia M. Ellsworth

b. 1815
     Lucretia M. Ellsworth was born in 1815. She was the daughter of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord.

Anna Ellsworth

b. 1817, d. 1822
     Anna Ellsworth was born in 1817. She was the daughter of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord. Anna Ellsworth died in 1822.

Sarah Elizabeth Ellsworth

b. 1818
     Sarah Elizabeth Ellsworth was born in 1818. She was the daughter of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord.

Josiah Orton Ellsworth1

b. 14 November 1820, d. 3 October 1889
     Josiah Orton Ellsworth was born on 14 November 1820 at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord. Josiah Orton Ellsworth married Lucy S. Mills, daughter of Philo Mills and Sally Terry, on 27 March 1846 at Chicopee Falls, MA. Josiah Orton Ellsworth died on 3 October 1889 at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 68.

Child of Josiah Orton Ellsworth and Lucy S. Mills

Citations

  1. [S160] CG Helen Schatvet Ullmann, Descendants of Peter Mills of Windsor, Connecticut, Page 192/Item 443m.

Lucy S. Mills1

b. 27 March 1826, d. 2 June 1900
     Lucy S. Mills was born on 27 March 1826. She was the daughter of Philo Mills and Sally Terry. Lucy S. Mills married Josiah Orton Ellsworth, son of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord, on 27 March 1846 at Chicopee Falls, MA. Lucy S. Mills died on 2 June 1900 at age 74.

Child of Lucy S. Mills and Josiah Orton Ellsworth

Citations

  1. [S160] CG Helen Schatvet Ullmann, Descendants of Peter Mills of Windsor, Connecticut, Page 192/Item 443.

Emily S. Ellsworth

b. 1822
     Emily S. Ellsworth was born in 1822. She was the daughter of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord.

Anna Aurelia Ellsworth1

b. 1824, d. 1852
     Anna Aurelia Ellsworth was born in 1824. She was the daughter of Josiah Ellsworth and Lucretia Lord. Anna Aurelia Ellsworth died in 1852.

Citations

  1. [S65] Deanna Holcomb Bowman Thomas Holcomb and other Simsbury, Connecticut Settlers, Vol. II:Pg. 4/Item 116416.

Sarah Loomis

b. 29 December 1708
     Sarah Loomis was born on 29 December 1708. She was the daughter of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Bissell.

Joseph Loomis1

b. 10 October 1710, d. 11 April 1760
     Joseph Loomis was born on 10 October 1710 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Bissell. Joseph Loomis married Sarah Woodward on 17 February 1735/36.2 Joseph Loomis died on 11 April 1760 at age 49.2

Child of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Woodward

Child of Joseph Loomis and Abigail Clark

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 156/Item 237.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 156.

Daniel Loomis

b. 7 April 1713
     Daniel Loomis was born on 7 April 1713. He was the son of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Bissell.

Benoni Loomis1

b. 30 March 1715
     Benoni Loomis was born on 30 March 1715. He was the son of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Bissell.

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 156/Item 239.

Sarah Woodward

d. 19 November 1736
     Sarah Woodward married Joseph Loomis, son of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Bissell, on 17 February 1735/36.1 Sarah Woodward died on 19 November 1736.

Child of Sarah Woodward and Joseph Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 156.

Sarah Loomis1

b. 15 November 1736, d. circa 1794
     Sarah Loomis was born on 15 November 1736.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Loomis and Sarah Woodward. Sarah Loomis married Josiah Webster, son of Josiah Webster and Hannah Hutchinson.1 Sarah Loomis died circa 1794.1

Sarah and Josiah settled in Warren, NY. He was a coopoer, carpenter and joiner. 2

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 156.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis.

Abigail Loomis1

b. 8 May 1745
     Abigail Loomis was born on 8 May 1745 at Lebanon, New London Co., CT. She was the daughter of Joseph Loomis and Abigail Clark.

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 156/Item 631.

Mary Loomis

b. 15 January 1690/91
     Mary Loomis was born on 15 January 1690/91. She was the daughter of Sgt. Daniel Loomis and Mary Ellsworth.

Mary was still living 1740, apparently when her father's will was proven.

Don Barber acknowledges that he mistakenly assigned a marriage for this daughter Mary to Jospeh Barber in the 1st edition of his book.

Unnamed Alderman1

b. 1841, d. 1841
     Unnamed Alderman died in 1841.1 Unnamed Alderman was born in 1841.1 Unnamed Alderman was the child of Sylvester Phelps Alderman and Hannah Bell.1

Citations

  1. [S359] William Alderman Parker, Alderman, Page 531.

Martha Loomis1

b. 24 February 1704, d. 30 April 1804
     Martha Loomis was born on 24 February 1704 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.2 She was the daughter of William Loomis and Martha Morley. Martha Loomis married Jonathan Phelps, son of Nathaniel Phelps and Eunice (?), on 16 July 1729. Martha Loomis married Dr. Jonathan Buttolph, son of Sgt. David Buttolph and Mary Buck, on 15 February 1758 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Martha Loomis died on 30 April 1804 at South Canaan, CT, at age 100.3

Children of Martha Loomis and Jonathan Phelps

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 140/Item 214.
  2. [S135] Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps Phelps Family, page 1294.
  3. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 140, Item 214.

James Barnett1,2

b. 17 June 1751, d. 28 February 1821
     James Barnett was born on 17 June 1751 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of John Barnett and Rebecca Holcombe. James Barnett married Martha Mills, daughter of Pelatiah Mills and Hannah Higley, on 31 March 1774 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. James Barnett died on 28 February 1821 at Bridgewater, Oneida Co., NY, at age 69. He was buried at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Oneida Co., NY.

Children of James Barnett and Martha Mills

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 93.2/Item A-6-6-6-1.
  2. [S160] CG Helen Schatvet Ullmann, Descendants of Peter Mills of Windsor, Connecticut, Page 48/Item 80m.

Martha Barber1

b. 13 June 1752
     Martha Barber was born on 13 June 1752. She was the daughter of Daniel Barber and Naomi Barber.

Citations

  1. [S169] M.D. Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 1st Ed, Page 33.

Mary Barber1

b. 12 October 1758, d. 27 January 1833
     Mary Barber was born on 12 October 1758 at Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of Daniel Barber and Naomi Barber. Mary Barber married Elisha Oviatt, son of Benjamin Oviatt and Frances Warner, on 27 January 1777 at New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Mary Barber died on 27 January 1833 at Scio, Allegany Co., NY, at age 74.

Information provided by Beverly Schonewolf (4bevswolf@mail2.lcia.com) via e-mail on September 22, 1998.

Children of Mary Barber and Elisha Oviatt

Citations

  1. [S169] M.D. Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 1st Ed, Page 33.

Elisha Oviatt

b. 3 August 1752, d. 3 April 1831
     Elisha Oviatt was born on 3 August 1752. He was the son of Benjamin Oviatt and Frances Warner. Elisha Oviatt married Mary Barber, daughter of Daniel Barber and Naomi Barber, on 27 January 1777 at New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Elisha Oviatt died on 3 April 1831 at Scio, Allegany Co., NY, at age 78.

Children of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber

Frances Oviatt

b. 22 February 1780, d. 15 August 1856
     Frances Oviatt was born on 22 February 1780. She was the daughter of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Frances Oviatt died on 15 August 1856 at age 76.

Sally Oviatt

b. 13 October 1781, d. 11 January 1867
     Sally Oviatt was born on 13 October 1781. She was the daughter of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Sally Oviatt died on 11 January 1867 at Hornell, NY, at age 85.

Benjamin Franklin Oviatt

b. 16 August 1783, d. 18 July 1864
     Benjamin Franklin Oviatt was born on 16 August 1783 at Berlin, Renssalaer Co., NY. He was the son of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Benjamin Franklin Oviatt married Frances Sweet, daughter of William Sweet and Patience Maxson, on 5 March 1804 at Berlin, Renssalaer Co., NY. Benjamin Franklin Oviatt died on 18 July 1864 at Hornellsville, Steuben Co., NY, at age 80.

Beverly Schonewolf (4bevswolf@mail2.lcia.com) provided the information on Benjamin and his descendants via an e-mail on September 22, 1998.


Benjamin Franklin Oviatt was born in the part of Albany County that became Rensselaer County in 1791. He married Frances Sweet from Berlin, NY, some of their children were born there.

Although no trace of the Columbia (Bradford County, PA) Baptist Church book has been found, it was formed in 1812 from eastern immigrants and recent converts. They had no house of worship, but met usually at "Columbia Flats", now known as Sylvania. Benjamin Oviatt was pastor from 1819 to 1821. He performed 90 baptisms. Joseph Beaman was an Old School preacher there,(obviously the man for whom he named his son Joseph Beaman Oviatt). History of Bradford Co. PA p. 133.

The Columbia and Wells church was recognized at the house of James Seely in 1821. Benjamin Oviatt was pastor in 1823 and Joseph Beaman in 1824. Bradford Co. History, p. 134.

Benjamin served as supply pastor in 1860, a house of worship had been built in 1853. (History of Bradford Co., PA p. 134)

The first clearing of the area was in 1795, with the first permanent settlers coming in 1799-1800. Columbia was part of Smithfield until 1814, the first post office was established in 1818, called Sylvania, later the name of the settlement. In 1819 the Rev Benjamin Oviatt came, and preached three years in the neighborhood, holding meetings in the school-house near Mr. Corey's, which was soon called "Baptist Hill", and in Samuel Edsall's barn. (History of Bradford Co.)

Interestingly, in the 1820 census of Bradford Co., PA Benjamin Oviat is listed with one male 0-10, one male 10-16, one male 30-40, one female 0-10, one female 10-16. Son Ira was 16, son William was 13, daughter Frances was 8, Joseph B. was not born until 1823. No adult female was listed.

He was well educated,a Baptist layman preacher. In 1840 a Baptist Church was organized by William and Benjamin Oviatt in Smethport, PA. It originated in Norwich Twp. PA 1836-37. The Smethport Courthouse was being built in 1826, after which the Elder Oviatt preached on the second floor of the building.

Benjamin's wife died in 1836, her place of death listed as Amity, NY. The name of Amity was later changed to Belmont. Amity was formed from Angelica and Scio, Feb 22, 1830. The Genessee River flows through the valley with hilly summits 500 to 800 feet above. (Historical and Statistical Gazateer of NY State; Heart of Lakes Pub.) He married Sally Bagley soon after the death of Frances as they had children as soon as 1838. Benjamin died July 1864, and is buried at Hornell, NY

"Rev. Benjamin Oviatt, son of Elisha Oviatt was born August 16, 1783, died at Alfred, NY July 1864. He was born and grew to manhood near Troy, NY, received a good education, and became a minister of the Baptist Church. He married at Alfred, Frances Sweet, born Sept 18, 1782." from Genealogical and Personal History of Northern PA, under editorial supervision of John W. Jordan, LL.D Librarian of the Historical Society of PA. 1913; NY. Vol 2; p.605.

"Carrie Oviatt of Smethport, PA says her grandfather Benjamin Franklin Oviatt was a Baptist minister, preaching from the time he was 21 years of age. He was called Father Oviatt in that part of the state." (Notes from wife of grand nephew of Carrie Oviatt.)

Benjamin Oviatt's obituary reads: 1864 Died: At his sister's in Hornersville, NY. July 17, 1864 where he was on a visit, after an illness of three days, Benjamin Oviatt, aged 80 years and 11 months.

References:
History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, published by L.H. Everts & Co.,Philadelphia, 1878, p. 133, 134, 305.
Families of Early Milford, CT, compiled by Susan Woodruff Abbott; 1979, Gen. Pub. Co. , Baltimore states: Benjamin Franklin Oviatt was born 15 Aug 1783 died Hornellsville, NY 18 Feb 1864 mar/1 1801 Frances Sweet mar/2 Sally Bagley.
Child- William Sweet Oviatt-Smethport Centennial Booklet 1853-1953; Copy belonging to Beverly Oviatt Schonewolf
Newsletter;Oviatt Reunion;April 15, 1993 issue
Census-1790;US;NY, Albany Co., Stephentown, listed with father Elisha, 2 male children under 10,(Benjamin age 7). NY Heads of Families, Washington, 1908.
Census-1820;US;PA;Bradford Co; Columbia Twp;p.99, line 26, age 37. National Archives microfilm M-33, roll 98.
Census-1830; US; PA; McKean Co; Keating Twp; p.125, line 7, age 47. N.A. film M-19, roll 161.
Census-1840; US; NY; Steuben Co;Dansville; p. 016, line 4, age 57. N.A. film M-704, roll 340.
Census-1860 Federal Census;NY;Chautauqua County;Busti;age 76, born in New York,living with 2nd wife Sally Bagsley and her son's family, p. 28, family 217, dwelling 217, line 9. N.A. film M-653, roll 731.
Death- Obituary,copy in possession of Beverly Schonewolf. Family Bible.
Birth-Marriage-Death:Susan Woodruff Abbott;Families of Early Milford, CT; Baltimore; 1979
Family Bible, published Buffalo, NY 1839, given to Frances Oviatt
Williamson Oliver of Melrose, FL, lists birth and death.
Will of Zacheus Salyer of Danby, Tompkins Co., NY, 1 Aug 1817 lists
Benjamin Oviatt, Witness.

Children of Benjamin Franklin Oviatt and Frances Sweet

Children of Benjamin Franklin Oviatt and Sally Bagley

Naomi Oviatt

b. 9 September 1785, d. 15 March 1864
     Naomi Oviatt was born on 9 September 1785 at NY. She was the daughter of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Naomi Oviatt died on 15 March 1864 at NY at age 78.

Daniel Barber Oviatt

b. 28 March 1787, d. 15 August 1859
     Daniel Barber Oviatt was born on 28 March 1787 at NY. He was the son of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Daniel Barber Oviatt died on 15 August 1859 at Amity, Allegany Co., NY, at age 72.

Elisha Oviatt

b. 19 July 1789, d. 16 August 1847
     Elisha Oviatt was born on 19 July 1789 at NY. He was the son of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Elisha Oviatt died on 16 August 1847 at NY at age 58.

William Oviatt

b. 21 December 1791, d. 30 December 1867
     William Oviatt was born on 21 December 1791 at NY. He was the son of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. William Oviatt died on 30 December 1867 at NY at age 76.

Mary Oviatt

b. 13 August 1794, d. 26 May 1872
     Mary Oviatt was born on 13 August 1794 at NY. She was the daughter of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Mary Oviatt died on 26 May 1872 at age 77.

Martha Oviatt

b. 19 April 1797, d. 15 April 1858
     Martha Oviatt was born on 19 April 1797 at NY. She was the daughter of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber. Martha Oviatt died on 15 April 1858 at NY at age 60.

Japheth Zophar Oviatt

b. 29 April 1799
     Japheth Zophar Oviatt was born on 29 April 1799. She was the daughter of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber.

John Barber1,2

b. 1696, d. 29 March 1767
     John Barber was born in 1696 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.3 He was the son of Samuel Barber and Ruth Drake. John Barber married Jane Alvord on 24 July 1717. John Barber died on 29 March 1767 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of John Barber and Jane Alvord

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 51/Family 7.
  2. [S169] M.D. Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 1st Ed, Page 16/Item 14.
  3. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 13.
  4. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 31.

Jane Alvord

     Jane Alvord married John Barber, son of Samuel Barber and Ruth Drake, on 24 July 1717.

Children of Jane Alvord and John Barber

Citations

  1. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 31.

Frances Sweet

d. 10 June 1836
     Frances Sweet was the daughter of William Sweet and Patience Maxson. Frances Sweet married Benjamin Franklin Oviatt, son of Elisha Oviatt and Mary Barber, on 5 March 1804 at Berlin, Renssalaer Co., NY. Frances Sweet died on 10 June 1836.

Children of Frances Sweet and Benjamin Franklin Oviatt