Benjamin Stiles & Demaris Brown
The Stiles Family in America
Descendants of Robert Stiles of Rowley, Mass.
Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N. H.

With a Prefatory Chapter on the Origin of the Family and Name; and
an appendix on the Family in England


FAMILY 9 (Descendants of Benjamin Stiles & Demaris Brown)
pages 187-191

submitted & transcribed with additions/corrections [in red]
by Linda Boorom

Benjamin4 Stiles [37] (Lt. Amos3, Robert Jr.2, Robert1), was born in Hebron, Conn., Feb. 8, 1739-40; m Damaris Brown, June 6, 1765 (Hebron Records). He probably died in the early part of 1791, as the inventory of his estate, amounting to L137-6-3, was admitted to probate, Apr. 16, 1791.
Children (the eldest from Hebron Records, the rest from Lebanon, Pa.) [likely Lebanon CT as that is where Benjamin resided in 1790[1]]:
94. I. Martha5, b. May 10, 1763 (prob. should be 1765).
This child must have died, as there was another of the same name.
95. II. Benjamin5 Jr.; m. Margery Brewster, of Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 25, 1802.[2a] In 1825 Amos and Nabby Stiles were living in Stillwater, Mich., [there is no place in MI called Stillwater] presumably his children, from the connection in which they are alluded to by a relative. Mr. S. was District Clerk at Woodstock, Vt., for a number of years. [resided 1820 in Sycamore Twp., Hamilton Co., OH[2b]Deed recorded December 27, 1828 Woodstock, VT[2c] lists heirs of Benjamin Stiles deceased as "Mary, Sally, Elizabeth, Harriet, Agusty (sic), Laury, and Alonzo" then of Hamilton Co., OH. More forthcoming on this family!]
96. III. Jonathan5, b. ___; m. at Lebanon, N. H., Jan. 22, 1804. Olive Willson; he was then of Woodstock, Vt. In 1819 his nephew, Amos Pelton, visited him. It is thought he was then living in the Mohawk Valley. [resided 1820 in Sycamore Twp.,Hamilton Co., OH[3a], 1830 in Symmes Twp., Hamilton Co., OH[3b]; 1840 in Union Twp., Allen Co., OH[3c]; 1850 in Union Twp., Auglaize Co., OH[3d] (formerly part of Allen Co.). Olive died February 5, 1854 & Jonathan died January 10, 1857. Both are buried Stiles Family Cemetery]
97. IV. Rachel5, b. 1773; d. July 19, 1836, ae. 63; m. Paul Brewster, son of Ephraim and Margery, of Woodstock, Vt., and brother of Margery, wife of Benjamin Stiles Jr. Elder Brewster, who came over in the Mayflower, was an ancestor of this family. Paul Brewster served 2 years in the war of 1812. [both buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock, VT] Issue:
98. i. Seth6, m. Rosamond Densmore; both dead; left (1) John D. (Dr.); (2) J. R., living 1890, at Windsor, Vt.
99. ii. Russell6, m. Joan Crooker; 2 daus.; all dead. [both buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock VT]
100. iii. Ephraim6, m. [December 18, 1836[4]] Almira Dodge; both dead. [both buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock VT]
101. iv. George6, m. [May 1, 1844[5]] Frances Richmond; d. ---; Mrs. Brewster was living, 1890, at Woodstock, Vt. [both buried Taftsville Cemtery, Woodstock VT]
102. v. Lucy6, m. [Jan. 16, 1822[6]] Aaron Barlow. She survived him many years; lived with her brother Russell, who owned and occupied for many years the farm which belonged to his father and on which he, the father, always lived. [Lucy buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock VT]
103. V. Hannah5, born ___; m. Hatsel [Hatsiel] Pelton, of Chatham, Conn. In 1802, Mr. P. bought of Ebenezer Dike, of Woodstock, Vt., a large portion of his farm of 137 acres of land, in W., and settled upon it the same year. Some of his descendants still remain in the same neighborhood (1890). [also see Genealogy of the Pelton Family for this family] Issue:
104. i. Charlotte6, b. 1796; m. Stephen P. Kingsley, 1814. [March 27, 1814[7]]
Sarah6, b. 1798 [December 13, 1794[8]]; m. [September 4, 1809[9]] Josiah Clark
Amos. b. Feb. 19, 1799, in Chatham, Conn.; m. (1) [March 5, 1820[10a]] Betsey, dau. of Rev. Seth Sterling, who d. 1836; m. (2) [April 1, 1838[10b]] Betsey, dau. of James Call, a Rev. soldier; is living (1890) in Woodstock, Vt., ae. 85. Children (by 1st mar.): (1) Fred. A.7 (Pelton), b. 1821; m. Jane English, of Hartland, Vt.; d. 1873; she d. 1880. Issue: Lewis8 and Leroy8, b. at Westford, Mass.; (2) Melvina7 (Pelton), b. 1823; d. 1849; unm.; (3) Huldah Elizabeth7 (Pelton), b. 1829; m. Henry Clark of Weymouth, Mass.; res. at W.; (4) George S.7 (Pelton), b. 1832; m. Charlotte Fillmore (relative of ex-Pres. F.); res. Turner, Ill. (By 2d mar.): (5) Erastus Call7 (Pelton), b. 1839; res. Woodstock, Vt.; unm.; (6) Melinda C.7 (Pelton), b. 1841; res. Claremont, N. H.; unm.; (7) Betsey C.7 (Pelton), b. 1844; m. 1867, Samuel W. Soule, an inventor; Mr. S. perfected the Remington typewriting machine invented by ----, insuring its present success. Mr. S. d. 1875. Children: (a) Samuel W.8 (Soule), b. 1869; (b) dau.8, b. May 18, 1873; (8) Lucy Ellen7 (Pelton), b. 1847; m. Fred. A. Holt; res. Woodstock; 8 children. [Amos Pelton & 2nd wife Betsey Call both buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock, VT]
Rachel6, b. 1801; d. unm.
Hannah6, b. in Woodstock, Vt., Apr. 30, 1805; d. in Flushing, Mich., Apr. 13. 1868; m. Seth Samuel Churchill Caldwell, son of Samuel and Soviah (Churchill) Caldwell, who was b. in Pomfret, Vt., July 17, 1802; d. in Flushing, Mich., Mch. 3, 1878. Children: (1) Wallace Ruthven7 (Caldwell), b. in Woodstock, Vt., Dec. 22, 1828; (2) Sarah J.7 (Caldwell), b. in W., Feb. 5, 1832; m. --- Allen; removed to Minn.; d. at Willmar, Minn., Apr. 22, 1882; (3) Henry O.7 (Caldwell), b. in W., Jan. 8, 1834; (4) John M.7 (Caldwell), b. in Barre, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1836; (5) Jasper H.7 (Caldwell), b. in Gaines, N. Y., Mch. 14, 1842; d. June 2, 1848, in Flushing; (6) Mary M.7 (Caldwell), b. in Flushing, Mich., May 3, 1845.

[Jonathan6 [8], b. Apr. 18, 1803; m. Oct. 22, 1826[11], Sally Wood.]
109. VI. George5, b. 1777; m. Betsey Lincoln. Family 24.
110. VII. Edmund5, m. Wealthy Loomis. Family 25.
111. VIII. Patty5, b. 1782; m. abt. 1803 or 1804 Simeon Jr., son of Simeon and Lydia (Shaw) Dunham, who was b. in Carver, Mass., May 27,1775; removed with his parents to Vermont in 1888 (sic); d. at Woodstock, Vt., Sept. 28, 1839. Mrs. Patty (Stiles) Dunham d. at W. Feb. 20, 1813, ae 31 yrs. [both buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock VT]
112. i. Lucy6, b. Aug. 28, 1805; m., 1832, Cyrenus (b. in Woodstock, Vt., June 20, 1807), son of Israel T. and Sally (Richmond) Houghton. She d. at W. June 22, 1878. Mr. H. d. at W. July 7, 1885.[both buried Smith Cemetery, Woodstock VT] Issue (all b. in Woodstock, Vt., and all died there except No. 2): (1) George Washington7 (Houghton), b. May 26, 1833; d. Mch. 27, 1859; m. Emily Densmore, of Sharon, Vt. Issue: (a) Melvin J.8 (Houghton), b. in Woodstock, Vt., Nov. 2, 1858; m. Nov. 4, 1879, Nellie A. Hutchinson, of Pomfret, Vt. Issue: (i) Clyde A.9 (Houghton), b. in Rutland, Vt., Dec. 22, 1880; (ii) Bernice E.9 (Houghton), b. in Woodstock, July 2, 1883; d. Mch. 20, 1890; (iii) Ethel L.9 (Houghton), b. in W. Nov. 23, 1890; (2) Hatsel Dunham7 (Houghton). b. Sept. 2, 1834; d. at Luna, Iowa, Nov. 16, 1868; (3) Sarah Jerusha7 (Houghton), b. Apr. 23, 1836; unm.; (4) Lucy Ellen7 (Houghton), b. Oct. 22, 1838; d. July 19, 1846; (5) Sarepta Rebecca7 (Houghton), b. Nov. 2, 1840; d. Apr. 10, 1843; (6) Henry Horace7 (Houghton), b. June 6, 1843; m. Feb. 8, 1866, Clarinda M. Washburn, of Woodstock, Vt. Issue: (a) Elwin R.8 (Houghton), b. Feb. 11, 1867; m. May 3, 1890, Ellen M. Bennett, of Bridgewater, Vt.; (7) Simeon Dunham8 (Houghton), b. June 1, 1845.
113. ii. Hatsel Pelton6, b. Feb. 9, 1808; d. at Woodstock, Vt., Mch. 26, 1835.
114. iii. Patty6, b. Nov. 17, 1812; d. Aug. 12, 1813.

[Horace Dunham, of Woodstock, Vt., a son of Simeon Dunham Jr., by his 2d m., is engaged in tracing the genealogy of the D. family. To him and to Mrs. Betsey (Pelton) Soule the author is indebted for records of the Peltons and Dunhams here given.}
115. IX. Jemima5, [b. Mar. 22, 1766, Hebron, Ct.[12]] m. [1st Feb. 7th 1787] Solomon Root. [m. 2nd Asahel Parker who d. May 16, 1841. Jemima d. Sept. 3, 1823 Erie Co., OH)

Jemina Root b. 17 Oct. 1787 Stafford, Orange Co., VT

Abigail Root b. Apr. 22, 1790 Stafford, Orange Co., VT

??sina Root b. 2 Nov. 1791 Stafford, Orange Co., VT

Solomon Root b. Sept. 1793 Stafford, Orange Co., VT

Amos Root b. Sept. 2, 1795 Stafford, Orange Co., VT

116. X. Amos5.

[It seems almost certain that the children of the above family are not given in their proper order, but the author has done the best she could in the absence of dates.]

[1] 1790 U.S. Census: Lebanon, Windham Co., Connecticut; Roll: M637_1; Page: 145; Image: 0515
[2a] Benjamin Stiles and Margery Brewster,Woodstock Marriage Book B:109; Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[2b] 1820 U.S. Census: Sycamore Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio; Roll: M33_87; Page: 292; Image: 227.
[2c] Seth Brewster & heirs of Benjamin Stiles to Russell & Seth Brewster Jr., Woodstock Land Records Book Book IX:281-282; Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[3a] 1820 U.S. Census: Sycamore Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio; Roll: M33_87; Page: 281; Image: 215.
[3b] 1830 U.S. Census: Symmes Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio; Roll: 132; Page: 196.
[3c] 1840 U. S. Census: Union Twp., Allen Co., Ohio; Roll: 375; Page: 93.
[3d] 1850 U.S. Census: Union Twp., Auglaize Co., Ohio; Roll: M432_660; Page: 307; Image: 618.
[4] Ephraim Brewster and Almira Dodge, Woodstock Marriage Book 1:62; Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[5] George Brewster and Francis Richmond, Woodstock Marriage Book 1:106, Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[6] Lucy Brewster and Aaron Barlow, Woodstock Marriage Book 1:12, Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[7] Charlotte Pelton and Stephen Kingsley, Woodstock Marriage Book B:101,Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[8] J. M. Pelton, Genealogy of the Pelton Family in America, (Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y. 1892)
[9] Sarah Pelton and Josiah Clark Jr., Woodstock Marriage Book B:96, Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[10a] Amos Pelton and Betsey Sterlin, Woodstock Marriage Book 1:6, Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[10b] Amos Pelton and Betsey Call, Woodstock Marriage Book B:9, Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[11] Jonathan Pelton and Sarah Wood, Woodstock Marriage Book 1:23, Town Clerk, Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT
[12] The Douglas Library - Town of Hebron Vital Records: Barbour Collection 1708-1854
[13] Ken Root's World Connect File

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