William Haviland

William Haviland (1754 - 1834)

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William Haviland
Born in Harrison, Westchester, New Yorkmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in White Plains, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

The following quote is from Frost's The Haviland Genealogy.[1]

104 WILLIAM HAVILAND, son of Joseph (32) and Annar Haviland, b. at Harrison, N. Y., July 4, 1754; d. at White Plains, June 24, 1834; m. Feb. 14, 1781, Elizabeth, b. at White Plains, Feb. 14, 1763; d. at Mamaroneck, Nov. 16, 1842, daughter of John and Mary (Lyon) Gedney. Both buried in Haviland Burying-ground on farm of Gilbert Haviland in Mamaroneck, N. Y.
May 2, 1799, (recorded May 16, 1799.) William and Elizabeth mortgage to William Pearsall a dwelling house and farm near head of Great Neck, L. I., in town of North Hempstead, bounded on the west by highway leading from GreatNeck to Flushing; on the south partly by land owned by Barnes Cornell and William Hicks and by estate of Charles Hicks; on the east partly by Morris Hicks and Samuel Hicks and William and Thomas C. Thorne; containing 119 1/2 acres and 6 square rods; also a certain lot of salt meadow being at a place called Little Neck Fly in Flushing.
Wit. Jo. Allen and Richard Thorne.
April 5, 1824. William and Elizabeth of White Plains sell 3 acres to Samuel Haviland in White Plains.
July 1, 1834. Elizabeth, widow of William Haviland is appointed administrator of his estate. William of White Plains.
Oct.1,1834. Elizabeth, widow of William; Charlotte Haviland, Bartholomew Haviland and wife Mary, Samuel Haviland and wife Mary, Thomas Haviland and wife Ann, Timothy Haviland and wife Hester, all heirs of William Haviland of White Plains, sell 32 acres there to Abraham Haviland.
Issue:
+297 Bartholomew.
298 Dorothy, b. Sept.17, 1784; bap. Christ Church, Rye, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1812; d. Aug. 15, 1852; m. Christ Church in Rye, N. Y., 16 of 8 mo., 1817, William Harriott, as his second wife. Issue: Thomas, living 1895 in Rye; m. Elizabeth Carpenter; John G.; Ezra Todd Harriott; m. Mary Mott.
+299 Timothy.
+300 Samuel.
+301 Thomas.
302 Margaret, b. Jan. 13, 1793; d. July 18, 1855; m. Christ Church in Rye, N. Y., 28 of 6 mo., 1821, Samuel, b. April 15, 1783; d. May 27, 1856; son of Samuel and Gloriana (Fowler) Purdy. Issue: Gloriana, b. Nov. 23, 1825; d. Dec. 23, 1830. Buried in Purdy Burying-ground, Union Avenue, Westchester Co., N. Y.
303 Jane, b. June 5, 1796; d. 28 of 8 mo., 1878; m. at Christ Church, Rye, N. Y., 20 of 6 mo., 1822, Eliphalet Todd.
304 Matilda G., b. July 18, 1799; d. Aug. 25, 1853; m. 1 of 5 mo., 1834, Benjamin Clark. Issue: William, Thomas, Buel, Eliza M., b. June, 1837; d. Aug., 1838.
305 Charlotte, b. Dec. 9, 1802; bap. Christ Church, Rye, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1813; d. at the home of John Haviland in Purchase, unmarried, Oct. 10, 1865. Buried Haviland Burying-ground, Mamaroneck, N. Y.

The following quote is from Baird's Chronicle of a border town: history of Rye, Westchester county, New York, 1660-1870.[2]

III. 1. William Haviland,3 son of Joseph,2 born July 4, 1754, died June 24, 1834. He married, February 14, 1781, Elizabeth, daughter of John Gedney, born February 14, 1763; died November 16, 1842. He lived in a house which stood at some distance west of North Street, on land now owned by Mr. William Mathews, but removed to the lower part of White Plains, shortly after the Revolution. He had four sons: Bartholomew, Timothy, Samuel, Thomas; and five daughters: Dorthy, born September 17, 1784, married William Harriott, died August 15, 1852; Margaret, born January 13, 1793, married Samuel Purdy, died July 18, 1855; Jane, born June 5, 1796, married Eliphalet Todd; Matilda G., born April 18, 1799, married Benjamin Clark, died August 25, 1853; and Charlotte, born December 9, 1802, died October 10, 1865.

The headstones for William and wife Elizabeth were photographed in 1978. At this time the stones were in good condition. Over the ensuing years the stones degraded. In 2014, Robert Carpenter, professional stone worker, restored both stones.[3]

Timeline

1754, Jul 4. Birth of William Haviland in Harrison, Westchester County, New York.[1][2][3]

1757, Dec 6. Birth of brother John Haviland.

1760, Sep 6. Birth of brother Joseph Haviland in Harrison.

1762, Aug 20. Birth of brother Timothy Haviland.

1763. "In the treaty of Paris [ending the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War)] France cedes to Britain all its territory north of the Great Lakes and east of the Mississippi river, except the district of New Orleans." History World.

1765, May 3. Birth of sister Annar.

1767. "The British Chancellor, Charles Townshend, passes a series of acts taxing all glass, lead, paint, paper and tea imported into the American colonies." History World.

1768, Aug 28. Birth of sister Esther Haviland.

1770. "British troops fire into an unruly crowd in Boston, Massachusetts, killing five." History World.
1773. The Boston Tea Party. "Some fifty colonists, disguised as Indians, tip a valuable cargo of tea into Boston harbour as a protest against British tax." History World.
1775. "The first shot of the American Revolution is fired in a skirmish between redcoats and militiamen at Lexington, on the road to Concord." History World.
1776, July 4. The British colonies in British America declare their independence from Great Britain.
1776-1781. American Revolution.

1777. Death of father Joseph Haviland.

1781, Feb 14. Marriage of William Haviland and Elizabeth Gedney.[1][2][4]

1783, Jan 9. Birth of son Bartholomew Haviland, Westchester County, New York (probably in Harrison).

1784, Sep 17. Birth of daughter Dorothy Haviland.

1786, Aug 20. Birth of son Timothy in New York State.

1788, July 26. New York became the 11th state.

1788, Oct 20. Birth of son Samuel Haviland in White Plains, Westchester County, New York.

1789. "George Washington, unanimously elected first president of the United States, is inaugurated on Wall Street in New York." History World.

1790. U.S. Federal Census. The Haviland family living in Harrison, Westchester County, New York. [ Head of household] William Haviland; Free White Males Under 16: 3 [sons Bartholomew, Timothy, Samuel]; Free White Males 16 and over: 1 [head of household William]; Free White Females: 2 [wife Elizabeth; daughter Dorothy]; Number of Household Members: 6.[5]

1791, Jun 5. Birth of son Thomas in Harrison.

1792. "George Washington is unanimously elected for a second term as president of the USA." History World.

1793, Jan 13. Birth of daughter Margaret Haviland.

1796, Jun 5. Birth of daughter Jane Haviland in New York State.

1799, Jul 18. Birth of daughter Matilda G. Haviland in New York State.

1799. Tax assessment for Harrison. William Haviland, House & farm, Value of Real Estate $250; Value of personal estate $195; Tax 44 cents.[6]

1800. U.S. Federal Census. The Haviland family living in White Plains, Westchester County, New York. [Head of household] William Haviland; Free White Males Under 10: 1 [son Thomas]; Free White Males 10 thru 15: 2 [sons Samuel and Timothy]; Free White Males 16 thru 25: 1 [Bartholomew]; Free White Males 45 and over: 1 [head of household William]; Free White Females Under 10: 3 [daughters Matilda, Jane, and Margaret]; Free White Females 16 thru 25: 1 [daughter Dorothy]; Free White Females 26 thru 44: 1 [wife Elizabeth]; Number of household members under 16: 6; Number of household members over 25: 2; Number of household members: 10.[7]

1802, Dec 9. Birth of daughter Charlotte Haviland in New York State.

1803. Tax Assessment White Plains, NY. William Haviland. Real Estate $405; Personal Estate ----; Total $405; [Tax] $0.35.[6]

1810. U.S. Federal Census. The Haviland family living in White Plains, Westchester County, New York. [Head of household] William Haviland; Free White Males 16 thru 25: 3 [sons Timothy, Samuel, Thomas]; Free White Males 26 thru 44: 1 [son Bartholomew]; Free White Males 45 and over: 1 [head of household William]; Free White Females Under 10: 1 [daughter Charlotte]; Free White Females 10 thru 15: 3 [daughters Jane, Matilda, ??]; Free White Females 16 thru 25: 2 [daughter Margaret, ??]; Free White Females 45 and over: 1 [wife Elizabeth]; Number of household members under 16: 4; Number of household members over 25: 3; Number of household members: 12.[8]

1812. "Damage to US trade by British orders in council prompts war (the War of 1812) between the two nations." History World. Detroit, Fort Mackinac surrendered to British. World Atlas.
1816. The year without a summer. The eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia in 1815 caused a climate change resulting in a cool summer where crops failed. Snow fell in New England in May and June. Crops froze in the field in August. The result was famine forcing residents to eat pigeons and raccoons. Food scarcity caused prices to increase dramatically. Wikipedia USA Today.

1820. U.S. Federal Census. The Haviland family living in White Plains, Westchester County, New York. [Head of household] William Haviland; Free White Males 10 thru 15: 1 [?]; Free White Males 26 thru 44: 1 [Timothy or Thomas ?]; Free White Males 45 and over: 1 [head of household William]; Free White Females 16 thru 25: 3 [daughters Jane, Matilda, Charlotte]; Free White Females 45 and over: 2 [wife Elizabeth, ?]; Number of persons engaged in agriculture: 2; Free White Persons under 16: 1; Free White Persons over 25: 4; Total Free White Persons: 8; Total All Persons - white, slaves, colored, other: 8.[9]

1826, Oct 26. Death of brother John Haviland.

1832. "The USA suffers the first of several cholera epidemics, spanning the sixty years to 1892." History World.

1834, Jun 24. Death of William Haviland in White Plains, Westchester County, New York. William was buried in the Haviland Cemetery on Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrison, New York.[1][2][3][10]

1834, Jul 1. Probate of intestate proceedings for William Haviland's estate. The petition of widow Elizabeth Haviland.[1][10]

William and Elizabeth Haviland Gravestones, after restoration 2014.

Sources

1790 United States Federal Census. Harrison, Westchester, New York; Series: M637; Roll: 6; Page: 160; Image: 598; Family History Library Film: 0568146.

1800 United States Federal Census. White Plains, Westchester, New York; Series: M32; Roll: 27; Page: 13; Image: 230; Family History Library Film: 193715.

1810 United States Federal Census. White Plains, Westchester, New York; Roll: 37; Page: 1129; Image: 00254; Family History Library Film: 0181391.

1820 United States Federal Census. White Plains, Westchester, New York; Page: 459; NARA Roll: M33_75; Image: 291.

Baird, Charles W. Chronicle of a Border Town (Anson D. F. Randolph and Co., New York, 1871).

Frost, Josephine C. The Haviland Genealogy : Ancestors and Descendants of William Haviland of Newport, Rhode Island, and Flushing, Long Island, 1653-1688 : with special records of the allied families of Field, Hull, Torrey, Willett-Willis. New York, NY: The Lyons Genealogical Co., 1914.

Haviland Cemetery (Harrison, New York). William Haviland's headstone. Personally photographed by Robert Alan Haviland, in 1978 and 20 Mar 2014. [In memory of Wm Haviland, died June 24, 1834 Aged 79 yrs 11 mos 20 days.].

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Estate Proceedings.

Probate (Intestate) Proceedings for William Haviland. Westchester County Records & Archives Center. [Photocopy of William Haviland estate proceeding purchased from Westchester County Records & Archives Center, Elmsford, NY on 26 DEC 1978 by Robert Alan Haviland.
 The petition of Elizabeth Haviland widow of William Haviland late of the town of White Plains. William died at White Plains on 24 Jun 1834. And as is believed he died intestate.]

Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804 [database on-line], Ancestry.com. [Original data: New York (State), Comptroller's Office. Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799–1804. Series B0950 (26 reels). Microfilm. New York State Archives, Albany, New York.] [More information at: http://iarchives.nysed.gov/xtf/view?docId=ead/findingaids/B0950.xml and http://iarchives.nysed.gov/xtf/view?docId=ead/findingaids/B0950.xml;chunk.id=index_1;query=;brand=default].

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Haviland Genealogy, Pages 149-150.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Baird: Pages 475-476
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 William Haviland Headstone
  4. Baird: Page 470
  5. 1790 Census
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tax Assessment Rolls.
  7. 1800 Census
  8. 1810 Census
  9. 1820 Census
  10. 10.0 10.1 William Haviland Probate

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Gravestone of William Haviland, Haviland Cemetery
Gravestone of William Haviland, Haviland Cemetery

William and Elizabeth Haviland Gravestones 1978.
William and Elizabeth Haviland Gravestones 1978.

William and Elizabeth Haviland Gravestones, after restoration 2014.
William and Elizabeth Haviland Gravestones, after restoration 2014.

William Haviland Estate Proceedings
William Haviland Estate Proceedings

William Haviland Estate Proceedings (Intestate) Transcribed
William Haviland Estate Proceedings (Intestate) Transcribed

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