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Ananias Wing (1651 - 1718)

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Ananias Wing
Born in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Died in Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

According to Paine in his history of Harwich, Ananias Wing was a man of character and owned large tracts of land, but took no prominent part in public affairs. Ananias Wing was one of the citizens of Yarmouth who lost horses in the first expedition to Mount Hope against King Philip in 1675. He was assessed 3 pounds 16s. He united with many others in petitioning Gov. Josiah Winslow and the General Court about war against the Narragansett Indians. In 1676 he went to war as a private soldier under Captain John Gorham in the second expedition against the tribe, when the troops suffered severely.
His place of residence was the old orchard known as "Wing's Orchard" near his father's on the west side of Sauquatuckett River or Stoney Brook, apparently in what later became West Brewster.
Ananias Wing died testate in 1718 and his will was proved 17 Sep 1718[1]. He mentions his "Dear and Loving Wife," mother of his children or some of them, but does not give her name.

Who Were Wife Hannah's Parents?

The issue is whether Hannah, wife of Ananias Wing, is Hannah Freeman, daughter of Samuel and Apphia Freeman[2], or Hannah Tilton, daughter of Samuel Tilton and Hannah Moulton. Samuel Tilton named his daughter Hannah Wing in his will.
Walter Goodwin Davis, historian for the Tilton family, thought that Hannah Tilton married Nathaniel Wing, while William Haslet Jones in his 1997 book on the origins and descendants of William Tilton says that her first husband was Nathan Wing (second husband being Thomas Mayhew. The only contemporary Nathaniel Wing (or Nathan) married Sarah Hatch. Samuel Tilton's family were ardent Quakers, as were some Wings (but was Ananias?), while Samuel Freeman was the step-son of Gov. Thomas Prence who was a zealous Quaker persecutor.
According to Douglas A. Hall of Auburn, ME, E. S. Stackpole in his history of Winthrop, Maine, indicates that he thinks that her name was Hannah Wood. The Wing family web site coordinators have concluded that Hannah Tilton is the one who married Ananias Wing. Also see article, "The Identity of Hannah, Wife of Ananias Wing," by Raymond T. Wing in Our Wing Lineage, Vol. 91, Winter 2000, Page 5434.

Notes

While no record exists of Ananias' birth,[3][citation needed] he is said to have been younger than Joseph (born SEP 1650) & older than John (born about 1655). In addition, he signed a petition in 1675 so he was undoubtedly at least of age (21 & older) by that time.
It is believed that the old orchard, known as "Wing's Orchard," near the Sautuckett, was the home of Ananias. This property Ananias inherited from his father.[CI:287:?4:CI] [4]
He was among the inhabitants of Yarmouth who lost horses in the first expedition to Mount Hope against King Philip in 1675, and he was assessed £3,16 s. for war expenses. Dr. Conway P. Wing states that Ananias Wing united with many others in petitioning Governor Josiah Winslow and the General Court on the subject of war against the Narragansett Indians, and finally went as a private soldier under Captain John Gorham in the second expedition against the tribe in 1676, when the troops suffered so severely. In 1733, grants were made of lands in the province of Maine (town of Gorham) to those who served in the Indian wars and Ananias' heirs were mentioned in the Act[5], as he did not live long enough to share in this tardy expression of gratitude.[CI:286:?4:CI]
Ananias winge died in August the 30 day 1718[CI:1203:?4:CI][6]
Will dated 1718, proved Sept. 17, 1718. Son Elnathan Wing executor; mentions "Dear and Loving Wife," mother of his children or some of them, but no name. Mentions sons Elnathan, Samuel, John and Joseph; daughters Deborah Weeks, Hannah Astin, Rachel, Elizabeth and Mary.[CI:243:?4:CI][1]

Name

Name: Ananias Wing[4] [7]
Given Name: Ananias
Surname: Wing

Birth

Date: 1652
Place: Harwich, Massachusetts
Source: #S148
Father: John Wing[4]
Place: Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA

Marriage

Husband: Ananias Wing
Wife: Hannah Freeman or possibly Hannah Tilton
Marriage:[8]
Date: Abt 1686
Place: Tisbury Dukes, Massachusetts
Husband: Ananias Wing
Wife: Hannah Unknown
Marriage: [9]

Children

  1. Deborah, born May 1687[10], who married George Weeks[1]
  2. Hannah, born August 1690[10], who married Robert Astin[1]
  3. Elnathan, born October 20, 1692[10] [1]
  4. Samuel, born August 1694[10] [1]
  5. Rachel, born December 20, 1697[10] [1]
  6. Elizabeth, born February 1700[11][1]
  7. John, born April 3, 1702[11] [1]
  8. Mary, born May 13, 1704[11] [1]
  9. Joseph, born September 17, 1707[11] [1]

Event

Type: war[5]
Date: 1675
Place: Yarmouth, Pc
Type: Resided
Date: ABT 1685
Place: Tisbury, Dukes, Ma
Type: Resided
Place: Harwich, Barnstable, Ma

Will

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 1718[1]
Place: Harwich, Barnstable, Ma

Probate

Date: 17 SEP 1718[1]
Place: Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma

Death

Date: BEF 1730

when his wife died and was called his relic[12]

Date: 30 AUG 1718[6]
Place: Harwich, Barnstable County, MA

Burial

Date: Sep 1718
Place: Yarmouth, Barnstable, Ma

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 “Barnstable, MA: Probate Records, 1685-1789.” Volume 3, page 335 of the Records of Barnstable, Massachusetts CD-ROM. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  2. Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families by Sinnott, Mary Elizabeth, (Philadelphia: privately printed, 1905) states on page 214 that this information comes from the late Lucius B Wing, of Ohio
  3. Exported from database of Raymond T. Wing, e-mail: raymond.wing@snet.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 John Wing's Will found in Abstracts of Barnstable County Probate Records, published in Volume 33, page 173 of The Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010). John Wing's will, dated April 13, 1696 clearly states that Ananias was the son of the deceased, and notes his grandson Elnathan among other descendants.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Grantees of Narragansett Townships published in Volume 16, page 143 of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.), This record lists the land grants for the 840 soldiers (and their heirs) referred to as the Naragansetts, who fought in King Philip's War. See reference to the Heirs of Ananias Wing on page 146, under the listing for Yarmouth.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harwich, Mass Vital Records Volume 6, page 56 of The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history] by Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Publication date 1899; Publisher Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, which states Ananias winge died in August the 30 day 1718
  7. A Historical and Genealogical Register of John Wing by Wing, Conway Phelps, 2nd ed. (New York: DeVinne Press, 1888), see page 51-3 for Ananias the son; page 64 for Ananias the adult. The children are persons 37-45, births on page 65, and are addressed on pages 74-78
  8. Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 Volume 3, page 1695 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015, which states WING, Ananias (-1718) & Hannah [?FREEMAN]? (-1730); 1687; Harwich {Barnstable Co. Prob. 4:310; MD 5:204, 6:54; Wing 53-4; Wing (1888) 64; Cram 41; Sinnott 214; Batchelder 93; Dillingham (ms) 34} Note: with the exception of Sinnot, these sources provide no LNAB for Hannah
  9. Louise H. Kelley & Dorothy Straw, Vital Records Town of Harwich, Massachusetts 1694-1850 (Harwich, MA: Harwich Historical Society, Inc., 1982) p. 54
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Harwich Mass Vital Records Volume 5, page 204 of The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history] by Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Publication date 1899; Publisher Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Harwich Mass Vital Records Volume 6, page 54 of The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history] by Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Publication date 1899; Publisher Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
  12. Harwich, Mass Vital Records Volume 13, page 71 of The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history] by Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Publication date 1899; Publisher Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, which states Mrs hanah Wing the Relex of mr ananias Wing died in December the 9th day 1730

See also:

  • The Owl published Quarterly from 1899-1934, annually from 1939 Multi-Volume Wing Family of America, Inc. Reference: OWL #12
  • Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Ancestry.com
  • Morrow Web Site Author: Jennifer Morrow Text: MyHeritage.com family tree Family tree: 2955545-12 Media: 573633-4 Type: Smart Matching

Acknowledgments

  • Thank you to John Putnam, Deana Anderson, Elizabeth Dillingham, Janice Hardin, David Stephens, Carol Brackley, and to all who contributed to this profile.

Ancestral File Number

Ancestral File Number: 3N02-84


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It would be helpful if the Wing family web site coordinators identified their rationale for concluding Hannah's LNAB.

The Harwich Town Vital Records records the births of children to John and Martha (unknown) Wing which includes a Deborah. Deborah's husband came from the Boston area before he married and on his way to Harwich. Rochester is in the path he would have traveled to reach Harwich.

Wing-943 and Wing-284 appear to represent the same person because: .......
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Wing-1006 and Wing-284 appear to represent the same person because: ......
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Ananias is 15 degrees from Peter Roberts, 10 degrees from Emma Smith and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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