Thomas Wakefield

Thomas and Dorcas Wakefield Family

Researched and Submitted by Martha J. Kounse

(2440) William Wakefield, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 1757 and married 17 Nov 1786, (2441) Sarah Hosea. William died 9 Nov 1826.

From Historical Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of Wakefield by Home Wakefield, M. D. 1897.

Page 52 WILLIAM WAKEFIELD-son of Thomas and Dorcas (PRATT) WAKEFIELD was born —1757; married 17 Nov 1786 Sarah HOSEA, he died 9 Nov. 1826, aged 69 years old. They resided in Amherst, N.H. Secomb’s History of Amherst, pg. 370, shows that WILLIAM WAKEFIELD enlisted in Capt. Crosby’s company of Colonel Read’s regiment from Amherst, N.H. on 19 June 1757, and on page 406, he is registered in the list of soldiers and sailors from Amherest in the war for Independence.

CHILDREN:
1). Mary (Polly) b. 2 Apr. 1790 d. 1 May 1845 Reading MASS.
2). Nancy b. 7 Jan. 1792 d. 28 June 1793
3). Nancy b. 5 Oct. 1793
4). William b. May 1798 d. 23 July 1804, aged 6 years and 2 months
5). Thomas b. 1800 d. 8 Oct 1817, aged 17 years
6). Mary
7). Sophia

Children:
2442*Mary (Polly) Wakefield b. 2 Apr 1790 d. 1 May 1845
2443 Nancy Wakefield b. 7 Jan 1792 d. 28 Jun 1793
2445 William Wakefield b. May 1798 d. 23 Jul 1804
2446 Thomas Wakefield b. 1800 d. 8 Oct 1817
2447 Mary Wakefield b. 12 Apr 1835
2448 Sophia Wakefield

(2439) Dorcas Wakefield, daughter of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 13 Dec 1759. Dorcas died 1 May 1819.

From Historical Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of Wakefield by Home Wakefield, M. D. 1897.

DORCAS WAKFIELD daughter of Thomas and Dorcas (PRATT) WAKEFIELD was born 13 Dec 1759, married 28 Oct. 1794, Daniel son of Samuel and Abigail (SMITH) DAMON. She was his second wife, he having four children by his first wife, Anne EMERSON; Dorcas died May 1, 1819.

DESCENDANTS:
1). Daniel b. 1795 d. 1848
2). Elias b. 1797 d. 1871 married Ester AUSTIN
3). Dorcas b. 1799 married Samuel PRATT
4). Edson b. 1804 married 1829 Ann STRATTON

(2492) Joseph Wakefield, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 7 Oct 1779 and married 10 Nov 1777 in Drenstable, NH/MA, (2511) Relief Kendall who was born 9 May 1752. Joseph died 27 May 1827. Relief died 23 Mar 1837.

From Rev War Selected Records of Pensioners Records WAGGENER, Andrew-WAKEFIELD, Timothy Microfilm M805-830 AGLL
WAKEFIELD, Joseph #R.11008 New Hampshire Wife Relief WAKEFIELD
Included in this records was the following births, presumably taken from a Bible Record:
WAKEFIELD, Joseph born October 7, 1779
” Peter b. February 9, 1783
” John b. December 19, 1787
” Copea? b. August 29, 1786
” Thomas b. August 19, 1788
” Leva? b. April 16, 1791
” Leifa? b. March 6, 1793
” Betsy b. May 28, 1797/1799?
” James b. May 21, 1790

The relation to the above WAKEFIELD’S to the Joseph WAKEFIELD above are not known, the dates show a large discrepancy. The date on Betsy’s birth was not very clear.
The next document on this file is an avadavat from the County of Jefferson State of New York stating on the 17 Dec 1852, James WAKEFIELD a resident of Red Wood of said county and state appeared before the county clerk to make an oath that he is the legal heir of Joseph WAKEFIELD and is here to make claim on his pension. It is signed by Elisha WAKEFIELD, J.P. It goes on to certify that satisfactory evidence had been exhibited before the Clerk of said Deputy of said county of Jefferson and that James WAKEFIELD is the is the party who has sworn to and acknowledge the forgoing Power of Attorney is the heir of the reputed soldier. He further certifies that Elisha WAKEFIELD, Esq. is the Justice of the Peace of said county. Signed 17 Dec 1851 M.J. Connelly, Deputy Clerk

Page three:
States that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited before the clerk of the court of Jefferson Co., which said evidence is hereunto annexed that Joseph WAKEFIELD, who is reputed, was a Rev War soldier of the US and died on the 27 day of May 1837 leaving surviving him, Relief WAKEFIELD and that Peter, Thomas And James WAKEFIELD and Relief HAWKINS are the only surviving children of the aforesaid Joseph WAKEFIELD. Signed 16 June 1853-John S. Marsh, Clerk

Page four:
Is a statement from E. WAKEFIELD, J. P. from Jefferson County, New York about James WAKEFIELD being sworn before him stating that Joseph WAKEFIELD was a soldier in the Rev War and died 27 May 1827 and that he left a Widow, Relief WAKEFIELD and she made an application for pension about the fourth day of March 1837 and since then the said widow has died on 23 March 1837. He names the surveying children, same as above on page three. Signed 16 June 1850/1853?

State of Ohio Lawrence County
Solomon Bukley, J. P., states that Peter WAKEFIELD of said county personally appeared before him, age 73 years old, being sworn upon him oath, that in the year 1775, he resided at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and that his brother Joseph WAKEFIELD, then resided in the town of Deering in the same county & State. That during the year 1775 aforesaid, Joseph WAKEFIELD, served in the army of the US as a private, the term of eight months at Winter Hill in the state of MASS. ………He also states that his said brother served the town of our Month?? as orderly Sargent in the year 1777 at Portsmouth in whose company and regiment this Peter WAKEFIELD knows not. These may Certify that a purpose of the Banns of Marriage between Mr. Joseph WAKEFIELD of Deering and Miss Relief KENDALL of Dunstable hath been lawfully published-Dunstable 10 Oct 1777 Signed Josiah Blodget, Town Clerk

Next page:
State of New York County of Jefferson
3 March 1837
Court of Common Pleas

Relief WAKEFIELD personally appeared in the said court, now of Watertown County and state aforesaid, formally of Windson, Vermont. Age 84 years old the ninth day of May next, makes an oath that she is the widow of Joseph WAKEFIELD late of Windsor, Vermont, deceased, who was a Sargent in the Rev War……she does not remember the exact time and kind of service but remembers he was out once with Capt. BUTTERFIELD……She further declares she was married in the town of Hollis, New Hampshire in the month of Feb 1778 by —– EMERSON and ordained minister, that her name previous to marriage was RELIEF KENDALL. That she was married in Hollis because there was no settled ministers in Durstable. She goes on to declare that her husband is deceased and she has remained a widow, ever since. Signed on the day and year above written Relief WAKEFIELD, her mark I certify that Mrs. WAKEFIELD cannot write in consequence of the infirmities of her age and for the same reason it would be very difficult for her to attend court. signed Alvin Knight County Clerk

State of New York Jefferson County
James WAKEFIELD Sworn according that he is a son of the late Joseph WAKEFIELD and Relief WAKEFIELD is his Mother and that his Father, Joseph WAKEFIELD is dead. He found a certificate of Capt John HAYS? and another of Capt Aikens, the one dated 1 March 1781 and the other dated 3 December 1781 and he also found a record of the births of the several children of the same Joseph and Relief WAKEFIELD which contains the true account as he truly believes —- their births, which record he has this day by an affidavit on the bark?? of it testified that it is the same found among his Father’s papers. 3 Aug 1837 Signed James WAKEFIELD witnessed by county clerk
Children:
2512*Peter Wakefield b. 9 Feb 1783
2436 Thomas Wakefield b. 19 Aug 1788
2514*James Wakefield b. 21 May 1790
2515*Relief Wakefield

(2400) Peter Wakefield, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 7 Aug 1764 in Amherst, NH, and married 3 Mar 1792, (2435) Keziah Burns. Peter died Jan 1847 in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co, OH.
From Historical Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of Wakefield by Homer Wakefield, M. D. 1897.
– son of Thomas and Dorcas (PRATT) WAKEFIELD, born at Amherst, N. H. 7 Aug. 1764 and died at Windsor (Twp), Lawrence Co., OH on Jan. 1847, married Keziah BURNS 3 March 1792. He removed from N. H. in 1806, to Washington Co., OH, thence to Lawrence Co., OH and was a cooper and farmer. He was a prominent pioneer settler and served his town as magistrate for forty years. About 1 Sept. 1781, he enlisted as a private in Capt. John Mills’s company, Colonel Runnel’s New Hampshire regiment and served therein about three and half months. He was one of the eleven soldiers that marched to Charleston 23 Sept 1781.(Secomb’s History of Amherst pg. 397; also Rev. Records, War Dept., Washington D.C.) On 10 Aug. 1782 at Boston, MASS., he enlisted on board the frigate “DEAN”, afterwards the “HAGUE”, commanded successively by Capt. Nixon and Capt. John Manley and served about nine months, during which time he was engaged in a number of skirmishes and participated in the capture of several prizes. (Record, Pension, Dept., Washington D.C.) Peter WAKEFIELD at the age of 68 applied 28 Aug 1832 for a pension, which was duly allowed. He was a pensioner for a number of years before his death. Honorable Josephus WAKEFIELD, of Freemont, Wisconsin, writes that Peter was a large, strong, active man, weighing 230 pounds. After peace was declared, Peter waged a fierce warfare and refused to pay taxes for the support of the clergyman, and was sent to prison for contumacy. He declared that he had fought for freedom and was bound to enjoy it and so sought it by removal to Ohio. PETER WAKEFIELD adhered to the Universalist faith in early life but in his later years identified himself with the Methodist Church.
CHILDREN:
1) Peter b. 24 Sept. 1794 died in infancy
2). Elhanen Winchester b. 1 Aug 1799 married 30 Sept 1827 to Candice GILLETT, he died 5 Sept 1883.
3). Mary Ann Beard b. 25 Sept 1801 married —- to John JUDD.
4). Albert GALITAN b. 16 Oct 1804 in Clairmont, N. H.
5). Harriett Amanda b. 15 Oct 1809 at Marietta, OH; married to J. C. TERRY
6). George Washington b. 15 Mar 1812, he married first Emily GILLETT on 22 Oct 1839; married second Ellen WELCH 22 Oct 1856. He died 30 Jan 1897.
7) Benjamin Austin b. 15 Aug 1809, married Parthua JUDD. He died 4 Jan 1889. 8). Mahala Singer b. 7 Juy 1817, married first to Elias BRAGG, second to James WALL.

1820 Ohio Census Index
WAKEFIELD, Peter Page 103 Lawrence Co Windsor Twp

1830 Ohio Census Index
No WAKEFIELD living in Lawrence Co., OH listed

1840 Lawrence Co., OH census
WAKEFIELD, Peter 1 male 20-30 1 male 70-80; 1 female 15-20 1 female 30-40

From Abstract from Rev War Files By Virgil White
WAKEFIELD, Peter Navy served and NH line served S3476, vet lived in Amherst in Hillsborough Co., NH at enlisted into the Rev Army and later enlisted at Boston, MA onto the Cont Frigate “Dean” which became the “Hague”, he applied 28 Aug 1832 in Lawrence Co., OH age 68.

OLDER TIMES AS THEY WERE IN WINDSOR, UNION AND ROME
From Ironton Register 12 Sept 1895

     H. W. does not speak of Peter WAKEFIELD, who settled there (twps) in 1808, one mile north of Mr. Singer on the creek, and what afterward became the Guyandotte and Jackson Road. He was a soldier of the Revolution; for 40 years a Justice of the Peace; and the Father of E. W. (Winchester), Benjamin, George and Albert G. who died about 1824. Ned Murnaham lived above the WAKEFIELD’S, John L. Griffith where Scottown is and Boaz Mannon, father of Moses, James and Wilson, just above, and old Squire Burcham, a soldier of 1812, father of Squire Nathaniel and Jack and great grandfather of Dr. Burcham of Scottown. ………..

SOURCE;
Abstracts of Obituaries in the WESTERN CHRISTINA ADVOCATE 1834-1850
Complied by Margaret WATERS, Dorothy RIKER, and Doris LESITNER
Published by: The Family History Section, Indian Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN 1988
page 106

WAKEFIELD, Peter; b. Reading, NH (all other info states Amherst-mk); d. 4 Jan 47, age 83, Lawrence County, OH; marr. Issue: 5 children (had eight children-mk) (all married). Rev. War soldier; pension; to OH 1805; d. at home of E.W. WAKEFIELD. [13 – 176; 12 Feb 47]
Children:
2449*Peter Wakefield b. 24 Sep 1794
2398 Elhanen Winchester Wakefield b. 1 Aug 1799 d. 3 Sep 1883
2450*Mary Ann Beard Wakefield b. 25 Sep 1801
2451*Albert G. Wakefield b. 16 Oct 1804
2452*Harriett Amanda Wakefield b. 15 Oct 1806
2454 George Washington Wakefield b. 15 Mar 1812 d. 30 Jan 1897
2453 Benjamin Austin Wakefield b. 15 Aug 1809 d. 4 Jan 1890
2455 Mahala Singer Wakefield b. 7 Jul 1817

(2438) John Wakefield, Dr., son of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 7 Mar 1762.
From Historical Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of Wakefield by Home Wakefield, M. D. 1897.
Page 52
DR. JOHN WAKEFIELD son of Thomas and Dorcas (PRATT) WAKEFIELD, born March 7, 1762; married Feb. 4, 1787, Sara, daughter of Phineas and Mary UNDERWOOD, who was born Jan. 29, 1753 and died April 30, 1822. He married secondly, April 17, 1823 to Elizabeth (Betsy) SMITH. He removed to Andover, VT.; Jan. 26, 1793, and from there to Londonderry a year afterwards, where he died Dec. 18, 1831. He was a physician, and was successful in his profession.
Children by first marriage: 1). Dorcas b. 24 Nov. 1787 d. 14 Mar. 1807 2). John b. 6 May 1790 d. 15 May 1807 3). Thomas Bridge b. 22 Feb. 1792 married 10 Feb 1814 to Submit ROSS Thomas d. 19 March 1850.
NOTE:
The following transcript from the Mas.. Rev. War Archives possibly refers to the above John WAKEFIELD: “John WAKEFIELD on muster and payroll of Capt. Samuel Warehouse’s company, Colonel Jacob Gerrish, enlisted 30 Mar. 1778; served three months, nine days; probably a musician; Regiment of guards at Winter Hill detached from militia. John WAKEFIELD, landsman, on descriptive list dated 26 Sept. 1780. The officers and men of brig Adventure, commanded by Capt. James Morris; Age twelve years; complexion light; brown hair; belonging to Mas. Jonathan WAKEFIELD in return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Putnam’s company, Colonel Holman’s regiment; Belonged to and enlisted for Sutton, term of enlistment nine months; mustered 29 June (year not given).

(2440) William Wakefield, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 1757 and married 17 Nov 1786, (2441) Sarah Hosea. William died 9 Nov 1826.
From Historical Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of Wakefield by Home Wakefield, M. D. 1897.

WILLIAM WAKEFIELD-son of Thomas and Dorcas (PRATT) WAKEFIELD was born —1757; married 17 Nov 1786 Sarah HOSEA, he died 9 Nov. 1826, aged 69 years old. They resided in Amherst, N.H. Secomb’s History of Amherst, pg. 370, shows that WILLIAM WAKEFIELD enlisted in Capt. Crosby’s company of Colonel Read’s regiment from Amherst, N.H. on 19 June 1757, and on page 406, he is registered in the list of soldiers and sailors from Amherest in the war for Independence.
CHILDREN:
1). Mary (Polly) b. 2 Apr. 1790 d. 1 May 1845 Reading MASS.
2). Nancy b. 7 Jan. 1792 d. 28 June 1793
3). Nancy b. 5 Oct. 1793
4). William b. May 1798 d. 23 July 1804, aged 6 years and 2 months
5). Thomas b. 1800 d. 8 Oct 1817, aged 17 years
6). Mary
7). Sophia

(2439) Dorcas Wakefield, daughter of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 13 Dec 1759. Dorcas died 1 May 1819.
From Historical Genealogical and Biographical Register of the name and family of Wakefield by Home Wakefield, M. D. 1897.
DORCAS WAKFIELD daughter of Thomas and Dorcas (PRATT) WAKEFIELD was born 13 Dec 1759, married 28 Oct. 1794, Daniel son of Samuel and Abigail (SMITH) DAMON. She was his second wife, he having four children by his first wife, Anne EMERSON; Dorcas died May 1, 1819.
DESCENDANTS:
1). Daniel b. 1795 d. 1848
2). Elias b. 1797 d. 1871 married Ester AUSTIN
3). Dorcas b. 1799 married Samuel PRATT
4). Edson b. 1804 married 1829 Ann STRATTON

(2492) Joseph Wakefield, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Pratt) Wakefield, was born 7 Oct 1779 and married 10 Nov 1777 in Drenstable, NH/MA, (2511) Relief Kendall who was born 9 May 1752. Joseph died 27 May 1827. Relief died 23 Mar 1837.
From Rev War Selected Records of Pensioners Records WAGGENER, Andrew-WAKEFIELD, Timothy Microfilm M805-830 AGLL
WAKEFIELD, Joseph #R.11008 New Hampshire Wife Relief WAKEFIELD
Included in this records was the following births, presumably taken from a Bible Record: WAKEFIELD, Joseph born October 7, 1779
” Peter b. February 9, 1783
” John b. December 19, 1787
” Copea? b. August 29, 1786
” Thomas b. August 19, 1788
” Leva? b. April 16, 1791
” Leifa? b. March 6, 1793
” Betsy b. May 28, 1797/1799?
” James b. May 21, 1790
The relation to the above WAKEFIELDS to the Joseph WAKEFIELD above are not known, the dates show a large discrepancy. The date on Betsy’s birth was not very clear-mk.
The next document on this file is an avadavat from the County of Jefferson State of New York stating on the 17 Dec 1852, James WAKEFIELD a resident of Red Wood of said county and state appeared before the county clerk to make an oath that he is the legal heir of Joseph WAKEFIELD and is here to make claim on his pension. It is signed by Elisha WAKEFIELD, J.P. It goes on to certify that satisfactory evidence had been exhibited before the Clerk of said Deputy of said county of Jefferson and that James WAKEFIELD is the is the party who has sworn to and acknowledge the forgoing Power of Attorney is the heir of the reputed soldier. He further certifies that Elisha WAKEFIELD, Esq. is the Justice of the Peace of said county. Signed 17 Dec 1851 M.J. Connelly, Deputy Clerk

Page three on this microfilm states that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited before the clerk of the court of Jefferson Co., which said evidence is hereunto annexed that Joseph WAKEFIELD, who is reputed, was a Rev War soldier of the US and died on the 27 day of May 1837 leaving surviving him, Relief WAKEFIELD and that Peter, Thomas And James WAKEFIELD and Relief HAWKINS are the only surviving children of the aforesaid Joseph WAKEFIELD. Signed 16 June 1853-John S. Marsh, Clerk

Page four on the film is a statement from E. WAKEFIELD, J. P. from Jefferson County, New York about James WAKEFIELD being sworn before him stating that Joseph WAKEFIELD was a soldier in the Rev War and died 27 May 1827 and that he left a Widow, Relief WAKEFIELD and she made an application for pension about the fourth day of March 1837 and since then the said widow has died on 23 March 1837. He names the surveying children, same as above on page three. Signed 16 June 1850/1853?

State of Ohio Lawrence County
Solomon Bukley, J. P., states that Peter WAKEFIELD of said county personally appeared before him, age 73 years old, being sworn upon him oath, that in the year 1775, he resided at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and that his brother Joseph WAKEFIELD, then resided in the town of Deering in the same county & State. That during the year 1775 aforesaid, Joseph WAKEFIELD, served in the army of the US as a private, the term of eight months at Winter Hill in the state of MASS. ………He also states that his said brother served the town of our Month?? as orderly Sergeant in the year 1777 at Portsmouth in whose company and regiment this Peter WAKEFIELD knows not. These may Certify that a purpose of the Banns of Marriage between Mr. Joseph WAKEFIELD of Deering and Miss Relief KENDALL of Dunstable hath been lawfully published-Dunstable 10 Oct 1777 Signed Josiah Blodget, Town Clerk
=========================== Next page State of New York County of Jefferson 3 March 1837 Court of Common Pleas

Relief WAKEFIELD personally appeared in the said court, now of Watertown County and state aforesaid, formally of Windson, Vermont. Age 84 years old the ninth day of May next, makes an oath that she is the widow of Joseph WAKEFIELD late of Windsor, Vermont, deceased, who was a Sargent in the Rev War……she does not remember the exact time and kind of service but remembers he was out once with Capt. BUTTERFIELD……She further declares she was married in the town of Hollis, New Hampshire in the month of Feb 1778 by —– EMERSON and ordained minister, that her name previous to marriage was RELIEF KENDALL. That she was married in Hollis because there was no settled ministers in Durstable. She goes on to declare that her husband is deceased and she has remained a widow, ever since. Signed on the day and year above written Relief WAKEFIELD, her mark I certify that Mrs. WAKEFIELD cannot write in consequence of the infirmities of her age and for the same reason it would be very difficult for her to attend court. signed Alvin Knight County Clerk

State of New York Jefferson County
James WAKEFIELD Sworn according that he is a son of the late Joseph WAKEFIELD and Relief WAKEFIELD is his Mother and that his Father, Joseph WAKEFEILD is dead. He found a certificate of Capt John HAYS? and another of Capt Aikens, the one dated 1 March 1781 and the other dated 3 December 1781 and he also found a record of the births of the several children of the same Joseph and Relief WAKEFIELD which contains the true account as he truly believes —- their births, which record he has this day by an affidavit on the bark?? of it testified that it is the same found among his Father’s papers. 3 Aug 1837 Signed James WAKEFIELD witnessed by county clerk
Children:
2512*Peter Wakefield b. 9 Feb 1783
2436 Thomas Wakefield b. 19 Aug 1788
2514*James Wakefield b. 21 May 1790
2515*Relief Wakefield