I have the connection in my mother's early genealogy work. Arad Tuttle b. 30 Apr 1766, Waterbury CT. d. ca. 1820. Buried Sandusky, OH Colwell Cemetery. , marrried Sarah Halstead, b. 30 Sep 1770, Kakiak, Orange, NY. d. aft 1801. They had nine children. Van Renssalaer was b. ca 1789, Vermont. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Halstead b 9 Dec 1723/24, d. 31 Oct 1806. Arad was the son of William Tuttle, b. 14 Jan 1744, d. ____.
<ref> Tuttle, Alva M. Tuttle/Tuthil Lines in America. Self published; Columbus, OH. 1968.</ref>
<ref> Halstead, Gary. 350 Years of Halsteads in America. Self Published; Gehring, NE. 1982.</ref>
<ref> Pier, Hester Halsted. Generations. Unpublished. Fifth Generation, Page 8.</ref>
Further info on Van R Tuttle:
Rensealer Tuttle, aged 90 years 10 months and 28 days.
Obituary Notice in "The True Republic" (July 27, 1880) of Neillsville, Clark County, WI
Mr. Rensalear Tuttle, aged 90 years, 10 months and 28 days, died at the residence of his son, in the town of Weston, July 15, 1880. Mr. Tuttle was born in Connecticut. He lived many years in Ohio, and came to Clark county about 7 years ago. He leaves two children, a large number of grand children, and a goodly number of great grandchildren. Funeral services took place at the Hyslip school house last Saturday forenoon, and were attended by many friends and relatives of the deceased. Rev. W. T. Hendren conducted the services. The age of 93, nearly 94 years, is more than the common measure of life. Indeed, we believe Mr. Tuttle was, with one or two exceptions, the oldest person in the county.