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Sarah Denton (abt. 1743-1819) -- Draft Profile

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Date: 1743 to 1819
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This is a draft profile for review by interested parties in anticipation of replacing the profile in Denton-139. Sarah Denton had been identified by some genealogies as the wife of William Thorne I of Flushing, but this notion is contradicted by all evidence. Denton-139 thus presently represents a person who did not exist. Because Wikitree discourages renaming of profiles, the following profile of a certain Sarah Denton who did exist has been drafted in order to make use of Denton-139's profile. The existing relationships to Thornes should be removed, and Denton-139 should be attached as the wife of Wickham-955. N.B. Sarah's Denton lineage goes (Daniel, Samuel, Daniel, Rev. Richard). As such, there are currently two missing generations that prevent her from being attached to her Denton roots.

Sarah Denton was born around 1743[1] to Daniel and Sarah (Everett) Denton[2] in Goshen, Orange County, New York.[3]

On 7 September 1767, Sarah and Dr. Thomas Wickham, son of Joseph and Abigail (Parker) Wickham of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, were licensed to be married.[4]

The 1790 census shows Thomas Wickham of Goshen with 3 males 16 and over inc. head of household, three females, and one slave.[5]

Thomas is said to have died around 1794.[6] No probate record has been located.

The 1800 census shows Thomas Wickham of Goshen, age 26-45, in a household with a female age 10-16 and a female above age 45.[7] This is the proband's son, and the older woman is presumably Sarah (Denton) Wickham. The identity of the younger female is a mystery.

Sarah (Denton) Wickham died 23 December 1819.[1] Letters of administration on her estate were granted to her son Joseph Wickham on 7 July 1820.[8]

Children of Thomas and Sarah (Denton) Wickham:[6][9]

  • Thomas Wickham, b. abt. 1768, d.s.p. 5 September 1822[10][11]
  • John Wickham, d.s.p. 1797[9]
  • Joseph Wickham, b. abt. 1771, m. Amelia Carpenter[8][12][13][14]
  • Abigail Wickham, b. abt. 1773, m. as his 2nd, Daniel Wells*[15][16]

* Identification of the proband's daughter Abigail Wickham as the wife of Daniel Wells is complicated by the fact that Daniel's brother Nathaniel Wells also married an Abigail Wickham, both at the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen. Charles Wells Hayes and William Wells correctly identified the proband's daughter as the wife of Daniel.[17] Daniel and Abigail (Wickham) Wells named a son Thomas Wickham Wells, while Nathaniel and Abigail (Wickham) Wells named a son William Wickham Wells, after this second Abigail's father, who was probably a cousin of the proband's husband. A deed executed shortly after the death of the proband's daughter Abigail shows her two sons quitclaiming land to their sister, including one plot that appears to have come to their mother by virtue of her descent from the Dentons.[18]

Sources

  • Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen. Church Registers. Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ancestry.com. U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. New York, Goshen, First Presbyterian Church Baptisms, Births, Marriages, Deaths 1773 - 1851.
  • Werner, Charles J, and Benjamin F. Thompson. Genealogies of Long Island Families: A Collection of Genealogies Relating to the Following Long Island Families: Dickerson, Mitchill, Wickham, Carman, Raynor, Rushmore, Satterly, Hawkins, Arthur Smith, Mills, Howard, Lush, Greene. New York: C.J. Werner, 1919.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarah Wickham died 23 December 1819, age 76. Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, image 134.
  2. Last will of Daniel Denton, ex. 30 July 1750, pr. 7 November 1750. New York County Wills, 17:268-72. "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (28 May 2014), New York > Wills and administrations 1749-1760 vol 17 and 19-21 > images 86-88 of 913; county courthouses, New York. Daniel named his wife Sarah, daughter Sarah, and sons Samuel, Gilbert, Joseph, James, Jonas, John, Daniel and Thomas in his will, and nominated his brother in law Daniel Everett as one of the executors. Sons Daniel, Jonas, Samuel and Joseph are found in association with Thomas and Daniel Hull Wickham, as documented in Thomas' profile profile.
  3. Sarah's father Daniel was granted property in Goshen by his father-in-law John Everett in 1727. John Everett to son-in-law Daniel Denton, 7 June 1726. Orange County Deeds, B:352-4. "New York Land Records, 1630-1975," images, FamilySearch (22 May 2014), Orange > Deeds 1703-1739 vol A-B > images 297-8 of 375; county courthouses, New York.
  4. Denton, Sarah and Thomas Wickham, marriage bond, 7 September 1767. New York. Secretary of the Province. Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New-York, Previous to 1784. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860, p. 108.
  5. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 24 January 2019), Thomas Wickham, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States; citing p. 375, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 6; FHL microfilm 568,146.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Werner and Thompson, pp. 45-6.
  7. "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 24 January 2019), Thomas Wickham, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States; citing p. 362, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 21; FHL microfilm 193,709.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Letters of administration, estate of Sarah Wickham, to son Joseph Wickham, 7 July 1820. Orange County Letters of Administration, E:161. "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (28 May 2014), Orange > Letters of administration 1815-1827 vol E > image 177 of 468; county courthouses, New York.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Last will and testament of John Wickham, ex. 29 November 1796, pr. 24 April 1797. John made bequests to mother Sarah Wickham, brother Thomas Wickham, sister Abigail Wickham, and brother Joseph Wickham, and nominated brother Joseph Wickham and friends James Everett and Nathaniel W. Howell as executors. Ontario County Wills, 1:173-77. "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (28 May 2014), Ontario > Wills 1795-1814 vol 1-5 > images 94-6 of 744 (the pages are numbered in reverse); county courthouses, New York.
  10. Doctor Thomas Wickham died 5 September 1822, age 54, of palsy. Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, image 132.
  11. Letters of administration, estate of Thomas Wickham, to friends David M. Westcott and Stephen Jackson, 5 October 1722. Orange County Letters of Administration, E:230. "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (28 May 2014), Orange > Letters of administration 1815-1827 vol E > image 246 of 468; county courthouses, New York.
  12. Joseph Wickham m. Amelia Carpenter, 1 November 1806. Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, image 77.
  13. Joseph Wickham died 28 August 1822, age 51. Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, image 132.
  14. Letters of administration, estate of Joseph Wickham, to widow Amelia Wickham and friends David M. Westcott and Timothy B. Crowell, 5 October 1822. Orange County Letters of Administration, E:229. "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (28 May 2014), Orange > Letters of administration 1815-1827 vol E > image 245 of 468; county courthouses, New York.
  15. Abigail Wickham m. Daniel Wells, 25 April 1797. Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, image 71.
  16. Abigail Wells died 8 April 1829, age 56. Register of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, image 127.
  17. Hayes, Charles W, and William Wells. William Wells of Southold and His Descendants, A.D. 1638 to 1878. Buffalo, N.Y: publisher not identified, 1878, pp. 241-2.
  18. Thomas W. Wells merchant of City of New York and Mary his wife, and Daniel Wells, merchant of same, for consideration of one dollar as well as natural love and affection, quitclaim and release to Jane Wells of Goshen all right in certain farm in Goshen now in possession of James Many, bounded by Joseph Denton, Daniel Denton and other courses; also all that certain house and lot now in Goshen on which Abigail, the mother of the parties to these presents lately lived and died... Thomas W. and Mary Wells and Daniel Wells to Jane Wells, 17 April 1829. Orange County Deeds, 37:199-200. "New York Land Records, 1630-1975," images, FamilySearch (22 May 2014), Orange > Deeds 1829-1830 vol 37-38 > image 103 of 564; county courthouses, New York.




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