Mayflower Descendant of George Soule and Francis Eaton
It appears that George was the son who was apprenticed, by his father, to John Russell about 1709. From his will, George was a blacksmith.
George married probably at Dartmouth 19 8mo - 15 9m 1719 Lydia Howland (11 Oct 1701-after 1776), daughter of Benjamin and Judith (Samson) Howland. The records of the Dartmouth Monthly Meeting show that George and Lydia published their intention to marry, "contrary to our order" They were disowned 21 10m 1721. Benjamin Howland's will proved 21 Mar 1726/7 named among others his daughter "Lidiah" Howland now wife of George Soule.
George resided in Little Compton 7 Aug 1733 when he deposed mentioning his brother Joseph Soule, "before he went to Caroline" and his brother Benjamin Soule and some others.
In 1741, the family moved to Nine Partners, New York. First George and Lydia sold their land in Dartmouth. Having been reunited with the church, 19 1mo 1741 the Dartmouth Monthly Meeting gave George Soule and his wife a certificate to go to Mamaronock Monthly Meeting in the "Government of New York." Lydia made return visits home 19 9mo 1744 and 21 8mo 1751, bringing a certificate to the Dartmouth Monthly Meeting.
"George Soule & wife" are recorded as "Heads of Families, Oblong and Nine Partners Circularly, Dutchess, NY" in 1761. There are 2 separate listings for "George Soule & Wife", the other listing most likely referring to his son George (born 1730).
During the Revolution, George and his family supported the English. Some of the sons served with the local British forces. Their religion allowed them to claim exemption from military service. This however did not stop both armies from "requisitioning" their goods. George was "distrained of an oxchain and steel trap"
He died at Great Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York, before 28 Feb 1784 (probate) The will of George Soule of Great Nine Partners, New York, blacksmith, was dated 29 6m 1776 and proved 28 Feb 1784. He named his wife Lydia; son Rouland (executor); grandson Joseph, son of George, deceased; daughter Margaret and her five daughters (not named); the children of deceased daughter Lydia; witnesses John White and Elijah Hoag.
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
George is 16 degrees from Clarence Nash, 16 degrees from Sterling Holloway, 19 degrees from Adriana Caselotti, 17 degrees from Cliff Edwards, 18 degrees from Dick Jones, 15 degrees from Pinto Colvig, 15 degrees from Russi Taylor, 19 degrees from Charles Butler, 19 degrees from June Foray and 14 degrees from Kathy Evans on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.