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Caleb Littlefield

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Husband of — married about in Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massmap
Died about in Block Island, New Port Co., Rhode Islandmap
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Contents

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Birth

Birth:
Date: SEPT 4, 1659
Place: Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH[1][2][3][4]
Note: Wells, York Co., NY or
Braintree, Norfolk, MA or
Porytsmouth, Rockingham, NH

Death

Death:
Date: BET 1741 AND 1743
Place: Block Island, New Port Co., Rhode Island[5][6][7][8]
Note: Before 5 Mar 1742/1743 in Block Island,Washington Co.,RI

Imported only 1741 from Death Date and marked as uncertain.

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 9 JUL 2007

Prior to import, this record was last changed 9 JUL 2007.

Residence

Residence:
Date: LATE 1681
Place: NH, accused by Mary Allen[9]
Residence:
Date: 1686
Place: Weymouth, Norfolk, MA[10][11]
Residence:
Date: 1692
Place: Braintree, Norfolk, MA[12][13]
Residence:
Date: MARCH 18, 1713
Place: Kingston, Washington, RI[14][15]
Residence:
Date: 1715
Place: Block Island, Newport, RI[16][17]
Note: On 1 May 1714, Caleb Littlefield of Kingstown, R.I., bought land at the Island from John Sands and removed thither bef. 6 June 1715, when, in a deed, whereby he purchased more land from John Sands, he is styled "of New Shoreham", He was the ancestor of the very numerous and prominent Littlefield family on Block Island.

Event

Event:
Date: 1721
Place: Adm Freeman at Block Island[18]

Occupation

Occupation: Portsmouth, an apprentice to Nehemiah Partridge
Date: 1680[19]

Note

Note: Text: . MVT - Records of Mary V. Thune; correspondance 1981, Mary V.
Text: Thune, 915 West Birch, Mitchell, SD. Referenced sources include;
Text: Sheldons in America; Racine County History of 1892; family
Text: bibles of Chrystle SHELDON & Alta (WITZEL) SLOAN and Jennie
Text: (WAITE) (SHELDON) WITZEL and the books of Ellen (EWART) WAIT as
Text: well as tombstones at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Artesian, SD and
Text: DAR Magazine V89 1955 pg 1011, query from Mrs. Henry J. Thoesen
Text: The Compendium of American Genealogy - First Families of America
Text:
Text: "Peleg [Tripp]
Note: From "The Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Ma." by Waldo C.
Sprague.
died - living 1741 at Block Island, R.I.
married probably, Lydia Mott, sister of his brother Edmund's wife, born
Feb.5,1666 at Braintree, died -, dau. of Nathaniel & Anna(or Hannah)
(-)(Shooter) Mott.
He came to Braintree with his brother Edmund at the time of the Indian
Wars in Maine near 1688.
They removed to Block Island, R.I. & Kingston, R.I.
Caleb Littlefield a.30 deposed Jan.21,1690/1 (Mass. Archives 36-313 a.)
He was taxed in Braintree May 1,1690 in "a country rate" made by the
selectmen.
Title: Who Founded The Massachusetts Branch Of The Family, In The Year 1690 At
Braintree, Massachusetts Author: Memorandum Relating To The Littlefield's. More Especially To The
Descendants Of The Edmund Littlefield
Note: Note for: Caleb Littlefield, ABT 1659 -
Sourse; Colonial & Revolution Linage of America
pg.308. " ancestor of the littlefield's of Rock Island, Maine".
Source: Pioneers of Maine and New hampshire he had 4 children
21 in jun 1680, apprent. to Nehemiah Partridge of Portsmith. Warned out of
Weymouth in Mar 1685-6. Braintree 1692, Kingtown R>I> 1714, New shoreham (block
Isle) 1715, liv there 4 sept 1741. d. bef. 5 mar 1743-4.
Note: Caleb, the younger son of Anthony, was b. abt. 1659. As quite a lad he was apprenticed to Nehemiah Partridge of Portsmouth, N.H., and became involved in a love scrape with a girl named Mary Allen (N.H. Court Files at State House, Concord, N.H.). Thereupon he left Portsmouth and next appears in Weymouth, Mass., where he was wrned out in 1686. In 1692 he was living in Braintree, where his brother Edmund had settled, and his eldes son, Caleb, was born there in July 1692. His wife, Lydia was undoubtedly Lydia Mott, sister of his brother Edmund's wife. From this time, until 18 Marc 1713/14, we lose track of him, but on that date he was living at Kingstown, R.I., when the town of Wells granted to him and other Rhode Island men 100 acres apiece on the Mousam River (now in Kennebunk) (Well Town Grants). soon after in 1714/15 he settled on Block Island. Caleb died at Block Islan, bef. 5 march 1743/4, leaving three sons, Caleb, Samuel, and Nathaniel, and several daughters. The Edmund Littlefield of North Kingston, R.I., who died shortly before 9 Jan. 1758 was perhaps a grandson.[20]

Marriage

Husband: Caleb Littlefield
Wife: Lydia Mott
Child: Mary Littlefield
Child: Caleb Littlefield
Child: Lydia Littlefield
Child: Samuel Littlefield
Child: Nathaniel Littlefield
Marriage:
Date: abt 1688
Place: Braintree, Norfolk Co, Mass[21][22]
Note: Lydia Mott, sister of his brother Edmund's wife

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Littlefield-308 created through the import of 25a.GED on Jan 8, 2012 by Michael Lechner. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Michael and others.
  • Source: S143 Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, "Notes on Eighteen Century Block Island" Abbreviation: Notes on Eighteen Century Block Island Italicized: Y
  • Source: S185 Author: Greg Littlefield Title: Littlefield Abbreviation: Littlefield Publication: http://www.geocities.com/greglittlefield/database/RR01/RR01_001.htm#G1 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Note: Source: Birth: Littlefield Family Newsletter Vol. 1, #1; p.6 CONT Death: Littlefield Family Newsletter Vol. 1, #1; p.6 CONT Marriage: Littlefield Family Newsletter Vol. 1, #1; p.6
  • Source: S533 Title: GeneaJourney Abbreviation: GeneaJourney Publication: http://www.geneajourney.com/ Note: mail@geneajourney.com Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Caleb Littlefield b abt 1659. CONT Caleb Littlefield b abt 1659, prob Wells, ME, d bef 5 Mar 1743/44, Block Island, Newport, RI. He md Lydia Mott abt 1688, daughter of Nathaniel Mott and Hannah Shooter. CONT Children of Caleb Littlefield and Lydia Mott were: CONT CONT * Caleb Littlefield b 1692. CONT * Lydia Littlefield b abt 1695; md [1] Robert Gardiner 14 Jun 1716, [2] William Willis bef 20 Feb 1757. CONT * Samuel Littlefield b abt 1700, of New Shoreham, Newport, RI, d bef 25 Jan 1750/51; md Sibel Wilcox 30 Sep 1731, New Shoreham, Newport, RI. CONT * Nathaniel Littlefield b abt 1705, of New Shoreham, Newport, RI, d bef 9 Apr 1795; md Margaret Mitchell.
  • Source: S534 Author: Andrew Littlefield Title: Littlefield Family Home Page Abbreviation: Littlefield Family Home Page Publication: http://members.tripod.com/crash_55/Littlefield/litlefie_hm.htm Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Caleb Littlefield CONT Birth: 4 Sep 1659 Wells, ME CONT Death: before 5 Mar 1742/43 Block Island, RI CONT Father: Anthony Littlefield CONT Mother: Mary Page CONT Spouse: Lydia Mott CONT Children: CONT 1. Caleb Littlefield Jul 1692 CONT 2. Lydia Littlefield 1694 CONT 3. Samuel Littlefield 1700 CONT 4. Nathaniel Littlefield 1705 CONT 5. Mary Littlefield Abt. 1687 CONT From ref #17: CONT CONT died - living 1741 at Block Island, R.I. married probably, Lydia Mott, sister of his brother Edmund's wife, born Feb.5,1666 at Braintree, died -, dau. of Nathaniel & Anna(or Hannah) (-)(Shooter) Mott. CONT CONT He came to Braintree with his brother Edmund at the time of the Indian Wars in Maine near 1688. They removed to Block Island, R.I. & Kingston, R.I. CONT CONT Caleb Littlefield a.30 deposed Jan.21,1690/1 (Mass. Archives 36-313 a.) He was taxed in Braintree May 1,1690 in "a country rate" made by the selectmen. Note: # Sprague, Waldo C., "The Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Ma."
  • Source: S535 Author: John Burton Kaherl Title: The Family of Everett Burton Kaherl & Gladys MarthaTall Abbreviation: The Family of Everett Burton Kaherl & Gladys MarthaTall Publication: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/a/h/John-B-Kaherl/index.html Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: 26. CALEB4 LITTLEFIELD (ANTHONY3, EDMUND2, FRANCIS1) was born September 4, 1659 in of Maine and New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island, and died Bef. March 5, 1742/43 in New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island. He married LYDIA MOTT Bef. 1692. She was born 1666 in of Scituate, Massachusetts, and died Unknown. CONT CONT Notes for CALEB LITTLEFIELD: CONT Littlefield Family Newsletter by Dorothy Keyes & Charles Seaman, Vol. 1 pg 6: CONT Caleb is found in Portsmouth, N.H. in 1680 (age 21) as an apprentice to Nehemiah Partridge. Still in NH late 1681 when accused by Mary Allen; in Weymouth Mass. 1685/86; in Braintree 1692, Rhode Island 1714, 1715 and living there 1741 although he and others to have grant in Wells in 1713/14 if they settled there. CONT CONT Notes on Eighteenth Century Block Island, 1951, NEHGR Vol 105 pg 261-263: CONT Page 261: CONT LITTLEFIELD: CONT On 1 May 1714, Caleb Littlefield of Kingstown, R.I., bought land at the Island from John Sands and removed thither bef. 6 June 1715, when, in a deed, whereby he purchased more land from John Sands, he is styled "of New Shoreham", He was the ancestor of the very numerous and prominent Littlefield family on Block Island. CONT Caleb had an interesting history prior to his arrival at the Island; he came from much further afield than Kingston. [see notes under his grandfather Edmund and father Anthony - JBKaherl] CONT Caleb, the younger son of Anthony, was b. abt. 1659. As quite a lad he was apprenticed to Nehemiah Partridge of Portsmouth, N.H., and became involved in a love scrape with a girl named Mary Allen (N.H. Court Files at State House, Concord, N.H.). Thereupon he left Portsmouth and next appears in Weymouth, Mass., where he was wrned out in 1686. In 1692 he was living in Braintree, where his brother Edmund had settled, and his eldes son, Caleb, was born there in July 1692. His wife, Lydia was undoubtedly Lydia Mott, sister of his brother Edmund's wife. From this time, until 18 Marc 1713/14, we lose track of him, but on that date he was living at Kingstown, R.I., when the town of Wells granted to him and other Rhode Island men 100 acres apiece on the Mousam River (now in Kennebunk) (Well Town Grants). soon after in 1714/15 he settled on Block Island. Caleb died at Block Islan, bef. 5 march 1743/4, leaving three sons, Caleb, Samuel, and Nathaniel, and several daughters. The Edmund Littlefield of North Kingston, R.I., who died shortly before 9 Jan. 1758 was perhaps a grandson. CONT CONT More About CALEB LITTLEFIELD: CONT Misc: 1721, Adm Freeman at Block Island CONT Source 1: Old Fam.Salis.&Amesb., V2, Hoyt, 1897, pg577 CONT Source 2: Gen.Dict.ME&NH, Noyes-Libby-Davis, pg 437 CONT Source 3: LFNL 1-5, 1991, Keyes-Seaman CONT Source 4: LFNL 7-73, 1997, Charles L. Seaman CONT Source 5: 1932, Block Isl.Families,Ltfd,NEHGR 86:71-73 CONT Source 6: 1913, Geneal.Res.(LTFD), NEHGR 67:348 CONT Source 7: 1951, 18th Cen. Block Island, NEHGR 105:261-262 CONT CONT More About LYDIA MOTT: CONT Father: Nathaniel Mott of Scituate, MA CONT Source 1: Old Fam.Salis.&Amesb., V2, Hoyt, 1897, pg577 CONT Source 2: Gen.Dict.ME&NH, Noyes-Libby-Davis, pg 437 CONT Source 3: LFNL 1-5, 1991, Keyes-Seaman CONT Source 4: 1932, Block Isl.Families,Ltfd,NEHGR 86:72 CONT Source 5: 1951, 18th Cen. Block Island, NEHGR 105:262 CONT CONT More About CALEB LITTLEFIELD and LYDIA MOTT: CONT Marriage: Bef. 1692 CONT CONT Children of CALEB LITTLEFIELD and LYDIA MOTT are: CONT 86. i. CALEB5 LITTLEFIELD, b. July 1692, Braintree, Massachusetts; d. ca. 1769, New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island. CONT ii. LYDIA LITTLEFIELD, b. ca. 1696; d. Aft. February 20, 1757; m. ROBERT GARDINER, June 14, 1716, New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island; b. ca. 1694, of Kingston, Rhode Island; d. Bef. February 20, 1757. CONT Notes for LYDIA LITTLEFIELD: CONT Notes, NEHGR Vol. 105, pg 234: CONT THE LITTLEFIELD FAMILY: CORRECTION: -- In THE REGISTER, vol 86, p. 73, I stated that Lydia, dau. of the first Caleb Littlefield of Block Island, married (1) 14 June 1716 Robert Gardiner of Kingston, married (2) bef. 20 Feb. 1757 William Willis. This is not correct. The Lydia Littlefield who married William Willis was her niece Lydia, born 22 dec. 1731, dau. of Samuel Littlefield and sister of Nathaniel Littlefield, born 27 Oct. 1733. Her husband, William Willis was her first cousin born 23 Feb. 1733, the son of Henry and Mercy 9Littlefield) Willis (see THE REGISTER, vol. 86, p. 74). This William Willis removed to Sag Harbor, Long Island, where he was living in 1797. CONT Wells, Maine. G. Andrews Moriarty. CONT CONT More About LYDIA LITTLEFIELD: CONT Source 1: Old Fam.Salis.&Amesb., V2, Hoyt, 1897, pg577 CONT Source 2: Gen.Dict.ME&NH, Noyes-Libby-Davis, pg 437 CONT Source 3: 1932, Block Isl.Families,Ltfd,NEHGR 86:73 CONT Source 4: 1951, Ltfd Fam. Corr, NEHGR 105:234 CONT CONT More About ROBERT GARDINER: CONT Source 1: Old Fam.Salis.&Amesb., V2, Hoyt, 1897, pg577 CONT Source 2: Gen.Dict.ME&NH, Noyes-Libby-Davis, pg 437 CONT Source 3: 1932, Block Isl.Families,Ltfd,NEHGR 86:73 CONT Source 4: 1951, Ltfd Fam. Corr, NEHGR 105:234 CONT CONT More About ROBERT GARDINER and LYDIA LITTLEFIELD: CONT Marriage: June 14, 1716, New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island CONT CONT 87. iii. SAMUEL LITTLEFIELD, b. ca. 1700, of New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island; d. June 4, 1750, New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island. CONT 88. iv. ESQ. NATHANIEL LITTLEFIELD, b. ca. 1705, of New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island; d. Bet. 1780 - 1795. Note: Source 1: Old Fam.Salis.&Amesb., V2, Hoyt, 1897, pg577 CONT Source 2: Gen.Dict.ME&NH, Noyes-Libby-Davis, pg 437 CONT Source 3: LFNL 1-5, 1991, Keyes-Seaman CONT Source 4: LFNL 7-73, 1997, Charles L. Seaman CONT Source 5: 1932, Block Isl.Families,Ltfd,NEHGR 86:71-73 CONT Source 6: 1913, Geneal.Res.(LTFD), NEHGR 67:348 CONT Source 7: 1951, 18th Cen. Block Island, NEHGR 105:261-262
  • Source: S97 Title: www.gencircles.com Abbreviation: www.gencircles.com Italicized: Y
  1. Source: #S97
  2. Source: #S143 Page: Vol. 105, pp. 261-3
  3. Source: #S533 Data: Text: b abt 1659, prob Wells, ME
  4. Source: #S535 Data: Text: born September 4, 1659 in of Maine and New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island
  5. Source: #S97
  6. Source: #S143 Page: Vol. 105, pp. 261-3
  7. Source: #S533 Data: Text: d bef 5 Mar 1743/44, Block Island, Newport, RI
  8. Source: #S535 Data: Text: died Bef. March 5, 1742/43 in New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island
  9. Source: #S535 Data: Text: Still in NH late 1681 when accused by Mary Allen
  10. Source: #S143 Page: Vol. 105, pp. 261-3 Note: www.gencircles.com CONT Ancestors of Malu Del McDonald CONT by Patrick Joseph McDonald
  11. Source: #S535 Data: Text: in Weymouth Mass. 1685/86
  12. Source: #S143 Page: Vol. 105, pp. 261-3
  13. Source: #S535 Data: Text: in Braintree 1692
  14. Source: #S143 Page: Vol. 105, pp. 261-3
  15. Source: #S535 Data: Text: Rhode Island 1714, 1715 and living there 1741 although he and others to have grant in Wells in 1713/14 if they settled there.
  16. Source: #S143 Page: Vol. 105, pp. 261-3
  17. Source: #S535 Data: Text: On 1 May 1714, Caleb Littlefield of Kingstown, R.I., bought land at the Island from John Sands and removed thither bef. 6 June 1715, when, in a deed, whereby he purchased more land from John Sands, he is styled "of New Shoreham", He was the ancestor of the very numerous and prominent Littlefield family on Block Island.
  18. Source: #S535 Data: Text: Misc: 1721, Adm Freeman at Block Island
  19. Source: #S535 Data: Text: Caleb is found in Portsmouth, N.H. in 1680 (age 21) as an apprentice to Nehemiah Partridge.
  20. Source: #S535
  21. Source: #S533 Data: Text: She md Caleb Littlefield abt 1688, son of Anthony Littlefield and Mary Page. CONT He md Lydia Mott abt 1688, daughter of Nathaniel Mott and Hannah Shooter.
  22. Source: #S535 Data: Text: He married LYDIA MOTT Bef. 1692.









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