Should Hannah Odlin/Audley Be Removed as Wife of Jonathan Davol/Devol?

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For a long time, it was thought that Jonathan Davol's wife Hannah was Hannah Odlin/Audley.  Austin said: Jonathan Davol (-1709+) & Hannah _____ (1643-).  He then said "(she m Peter BUMSTEAD, had Hannah 21 Nov 1664); by 1665?; Newport/ Dartmouth {Austin: GDRI 286; Noyes-Gilman 105; Davol-Willets 1, 125; Brownell 43; Soule 215; Briggs-DeGroff 227}"

Anderson states that Hannah Odlin was the wife of Jeremiah Bumstead and that the claim that she also married Davol "has been refuted by Leo H. Garman." (Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, Page 1350)

Garman wrote an article, "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island" (TAG 65:148), stating that Austin was wrong in stating that Hannah, wife of Jonathan Davol, was the daughter of John Odlin.  He states that Hannah Odlin had married Jeremiah Bumstead by 1664, and she died between 1670 and 1674, having children with Bumstead until 1670. (Jeremiah Bumstead married his second wife Sarah by 1674.)  Hannah Odlin couldn't have married Davol first and then married Bumstead, as Davol didn't die until at least 1698, unless Hannah and Davol were divorced, which was very rare and for which there is no record. Jonathan Davol was having children in the 1670's.

In the Second Supplement to Torrey, (Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Second Supplement To Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001), Page 19, Sanborn states: "Jonathan Davol (  -1698+} & not Hannah ODLIN [TAG 65:148]."

I think it is time to divorce Hannah Odlin/Audley from Jonathan Davol.

5:12 (Corrected minor typos.) vw

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in Genealogy Help by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (332k points)
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I find two Hannah Audley's;

1 -Immigrant John Audley (About 1602 England - 18 Dec 1684 Boston, MA) married Margaret probably while still in England and they settled in Boston, MA and had 7 children including John Audley born 03 Feb 1642 (below) and Hannah Audley born 21 Sep 1643 who married Jeremiah Bumstead.
2 - John Audley (03 Feb 1642 Boston, MA - 13 Dec 1711 Newport, RI) married about 1658 Martha Holmes (13 May 1640 Salem, MA - 30 Dec 1711 Portsmouth, RI; daughter of Immigrant Obadiah and Katherine Hyde Holmes) and had 5 children including Hannah Audley born 21 Aug 1660.

3 - Hannah Audley (21 Aug 1660 Newport, RI - 16 Feb 1713 Newport, RI) married 27 Jul 1674 Jonathan Davol (29 Sep 1641 Dartmouth, MA - ???) and had 11 children including Jonathan Davol born about 1675 who married Mary (Marah?) Clark and then died 08 Aug 1709.

The Odlin Family, J. T. Perry, 1887
Genealogical Records,Early New England Settlers,1600s-1800s
Davol-Dee Genealogy, O. A. Dee, 1954 Doherty's Beekman Patent


by J. Salsbery G2G6 Mach 2 (29.4k points)
You may be correct that there are 3 Hannahs:

1. Hannah Odlin/Audley, daughter of John and Margaret of Boston, who married Jeremiah Bumstead.

2. Hannah, daughter of John and Martha of RI,

3. Hannah, NOT Audley, who married Jonathan Davol.

The point of my G2G question is that later reseearch has shown that the Odlin/Audley - Davol connection with an Audley was incorrect and that there is no evidence that Jonathan Davol's wife was the daughter of John and Margaret Odlin/Audley.  Her LNAB is not known.

Perhaps so.

She is mentioned by name but without references in Francis Cooke of the Mayflower by Ralph V. Wood Jr., "Sarah Sisson b. ca. 1687 married William Davol, b. ca. 1685, son of Jonathan and Hannah (Audley) Davol."

Little Compton Families by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour says "Jonathan Davol, d. 1709, son of William, married Hannah Adley, daughter of John Adley, bp. 27 July 1643, d. aft. 1709."


The Devol Family by Elbart E. Boyd

Austin's Dictionary

Dartmouth records

Detroit Society of Genealogical Research magazine

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