Descendants of Daniel Yeomans

 

Descendants of Daniel Yeoman(s)

 

The strangely colored texts reflect new information I have collected and not put into my file yet. So feel free to browse this file, but use this key: green text is decently trustable but still needs to be verified; orange text is NOT trustable but information that is out there I'm trying to keep track of and develop short studies into why it is NOT trustable; brown text is related to the wife's family, not in the direct line.

 

NEW: Anne Hayes, a much more in-depth researcher for this family than I, has a few clarifications. They'll be up here for now as I put them into the file. If you are interested in this family, please contact her directly. Her changes have been bolded (and/or old info strikethrough'd) until the other information will be deleted (when I clean out the master file).

 

"There is no proof that Edward of Haverhill was the son of Edward and Susannah  who sold beer in Charlestown or that he was born in England although both are possible.  Edward  of Haverhill was born about 1632; he deposed his age as being about 30 in several court appearances in 1662. (Essex County Quarterly Courts, Vol. 3, pp. 6 and 7).     He was not a sea captain, nor apparently even a sailor.  In Haverhill he lived on a leased farm and helped out as a laborer on other farms. This information in in Essex County Court Records. The "three brothers" story is a myth that shows up every now and then in genealogy. Mathias Button, his father-in-law, was a coastal trader.

 

He married Mary Button, bpt. 23 Feb 1633/4, Boston ( published Records of the First Church in Boston) dau. of Mathias  and Letice BUTTON. (The French marriage may have come from a dau of  John Button of Boston, unrelated to Matthias.) The first six children Mary, Samuel, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mehitabel and Edward) of Edward and Mary are recorded  in Haverhill and the death of a daughter in April 1667 is also recorded there. This is probably Mehitabel.  Other children were recorded in Stonington; There is no Henry;  the microfilm of the town record shows plainly "Marie, dau of Edward" for the date given for Henry.     (Stonington Births, Marriages and Deaths, Vol. 1, p. 190, microfilm, CT, State Library) Edward, jr. did not die in Plainfield.  He bought property there, sold it and continued real estate transactions in Stonington and Groton, CT. All can be found in land records of these towns. His death date is unknown.  There is no record of Hannah's birth but I am sure she is the dau of Edward; a niece witnessed the will of Hannah's husband, John Meatch (Meech). (New London Probate Records, FHL film.)

 

Samuel's wife, Mary, was probably the  daughter of  Susannah Chapman Ellis who was the sister of Hope Chapman of Westerly, RI.   He left to his "sister Ellis of Stonington" certain property and the upbringing of his son. (I have done a long analysis of this Ellis family...) "

 

 

Edward Yeomans, b. Abt. 1630 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England23; christened 11 October 1632 in St. Peter Paul's, London, London, England, d. April 166722; married Mary Button, daughter of John and Johanna Button, 6 December 1652 in Haverville, Essex, Massachusetts10, 23,24,25,26 Another woman has been mentioned as the parent of the children, whence Mary Button would become a second marriage: Ms. Alice French. Mary Button's parents have also been given as Matthias Button and Lettyce Teagle2227. Mathias and Letice Button. Mary was baptized 23 February 1633/4 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, died in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut and was buried in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut22.

 

From Captain Charles S. Yeomans Biography20:

"...Captain Edward Yeomans, who came to America in his own ship and landed at New London, Connecticut. He and his two brothers were the owners of sailing vessels that hailed from Liverpool, England. On the 6th of December, 1652, Captain Edward Yeomans wedded Mary Button at Haverhill, Massachusetts, and his family numbered three sons and three daughters. Samuel Yeomans was born September 1, 1655, at Haverhill and about 1665 his father, Captain Edward Yeomans, removed with the family to Stonington, Connecticut, where on the 24th of July, 1672, he was voted an inhabitant of the town...."

 

There is NO evidence that he was a sea captain, nor a sailor. Did Charles S. Yeomans embellish his past a little? Another story he refers to has been revealed to be part of genealogy lore - so I'd have to go with yes, maybe he did "wax" the family tree some.

 

Mary YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-GX), b. 4 Jan 1653 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts19.

Samuel YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-H4), b. 1 Sep 1655 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; d. 1 Sep 1704 Stonington, Connecticut; m. Mary ELLIS (AFN: FHTN-71) 19 Oct 1684 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass19.

Thomas YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-J9), b. 6 Dec 1657 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts19.

Elizabeth YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF5-J1), b. 19 Jan 1659 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; m. William MARSH (AFN: 4JF5-HT) 1682 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut19.

Mehitable YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-KG), b. 11 Oct 1661 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; d. Apr 1667 Plainfield, Windham Co, Connecticut 19.

Edward Yeomans Jr. (AFN: 4JF7-LM), b. 6 Feb 1663 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; d. 16 Apr 1667 Plainfield, Windham Co, Connecticut;27

Henry YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-MS), b. 15 Jan 1669 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19.27

John YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-N0), b. 18 Apr 1670 Stonington, New London, Connecticut; d. Bef 1729 Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut; m. Millicent UTTER (AFN: MZ0Z-QF) in 1693 in Westerly, Wash, Rhode Island19.

Hannah YEOMANS (AFN: FX10-KD), b. Abt 1672 Stonington, New London, Ct; m.  John MEECH (AFN: FX10-J7) 26 Aug 1691 in Preston, New London, Connecticut19

 

 Samuel YEOMANS (AFN: 4JF7-H4), b. 1 Sep 1655 Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; d. 1 Sep 1704 Stonington, Connecticut; m. Mary ELLIS (AFN: FHTN-71) 19 Oct 1684 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass19. Mary was probably the daughter of Hamilton Ellis and Isamimda Collings10, 1927. Susannah Chapman Ellis27.

 

From Captain Charles S. Yeomans Biography20:

 

"...Samuel Yeomans was born September 1, 1655, at Haverhill and about 1665 his father, Captain Edward Yeomans, removed with the family to Stonington, Connecticut, where on the 24th of July, 1672, he was voted an inhabitant of the town. Samuel Yeomans was married October 19, 1684, to Mary Ellis and they had four sons and five daughters..."

 

Edward Yeomans, b. 28 March 1690 in either Stonington or Middletown, Connecticut; d. 16 June 1758 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; married Thankful Bidwell 5 September 1716 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut10.

Mary Yeomans Christening: 31 JUL 1692 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19

Rachel Yeomans Christening: 31 JUL 1692 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19

Edward Yeomans Christening: 05 JAN 1695 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19

Rebecca Yeomans Christening: 28 NOV 1697 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19

Abigail Yeomans Christening: 14 APR 1700 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19

Grace Yeomans Christening: 17 MAY 1702 New London, New London, Connecticut19

 

Edward Yeomans, b. 28 March 1690 in either Stonington or Middletown, Connecticut; d. 16 June 1758 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; married Thankful Bidwell 5 September 1716 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut10. Thankful Bidwell's parents have been listed as Samuel Bidwell and Sarah Harris.

 

From Donahues.NET21:

 

Samuel Bidwell, b. 1650 at Hartford, Connecticut, d. 5 April 1715 at Middletown, Connecticut; m. (1) Elizabeth Stow of Middletown, Connecticut; m. (2) Sarah Harris; m. (3) Abigail Harris. Samuel was the son of John Bidwell and Sarah Wilcox. Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Harris and Mary Weld, and possibly the sister of Abigail.

 

Children of Samuel Bidwell and Elizabeth Stow:

Sarah Bidwell, b. 1674.

Samuel Bidwell, b. 1677.

Mary Bidwell, b. 1680.

Elizabeth Bidwell, b. 1680.

Abigail Bidwell, b. 1683

Hannah Bidwell, b. 1684

Nathaniel Bidwell, b. 1688

Children of Samuel Bidwell and Sarah Harris:

Thankful Bidwell, b. December 1695 at Middletown, Connecticut; m. Edward Yeomans, 5 September 1716.

Children of Samuel Bidwell and Abigail Harris:

Moses Bidwell, b. 1699

 

From Captain Charles S. Yeomans Biography20:

 

"...Edward Yeomans II, who was born March 28, 1690, and was married September 5, 1716, to Thankful Bidwell, of Middletown, Connecticut, the ceremony being performed by Captain Ward, justice of the peace..."

 

MOSES YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XDX), b. Abt. 1718, presumed Colchester, New London, Connecticut; d. 15/16 March 1778; m. SARAH COLYER10 PRATT (AFN:1F2C-XF5), b.Bef. 1722, presumed Colchester, New London, CT;d. 12 Mar 18049.

HANNAH YEOMANS (AFN: 121M-RC4), b. Abt. 1737 in Stonington, Connecticut; m. TITUS WIGHTMAN (AFN:B37X-4S) on 1 January 1751/52 in Stonington, Connecticut18.

Sarah Yeomans, b. Abt. 1717 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19

MOLLY Yeomans, b. Abt. 1722 Stonington, New London, Connecticut19., alternately Abt. 1750 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT19.

From Descendants of LUKE BROMLEY, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bromley/LUKE%20BROMLEY/pafg04.htm

Joshua Bromley was born on 20 March 1750 in Stonington Connecticut, married Molly Yeomans daughter of Capt. Edward Yeomans and Thankful Bidwell. Molly was born about 1750 in Middletown, Connecticut.

THANKFUL YEOMANS, other information unknown21.

GILES Yeomans, b. 18 May 171920,21 at Stonington, New London, Connecticut, d. 8 July 179921 at Columbia, Connecticut; m. LEVINIA DOWNER of Norwich, Connecticut, b. 31 December 1728 at Franklin, Connecticut, daughter of JOSEPH DOWNER and MARY SAWYER.

 

 

MOSES YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XDX), b. Abt. 1718, presumed Colchester, New London, Connecticut; d. 15/16 March 1778; m. SARAH COLYER10 PRATT (AFN:1F2C-XF5), b.Bef. 1722, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; d. 12 Mar 1804

Moses and Family's AFNs are all from Endnote 9.


Children of Moses Yeomans and Sarah Pratt:

i.

Lydia YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XGC), b. Abt. 1739, presumed Colchester, New London, CT.

ii.

SARAH YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XHK), b. 14 Sep 1739, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; d. 17 Jan 1747/1748

iii.

MOSES YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XJR), b. 3 Oct 1740, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; 11 Jan 1747/1748.

iv.

RUTH YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XK0), b.20 Apr 1743, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; d. 19 Jul 1748.

v.

ASA YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XL6), b.1 Apr 1746, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; d. 6 May 1766.

1.

vi.

DANIEL YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XMD), b. 17 Sept. 1749, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; m. Elizabeth STERLING d. 6 Sept. 1825, German Flats, NY

vii.

DAVID YEOMANS (AFN:BBKD-RD), b. 8 Mar 1751/1752, presumed Colchester, New London, CT; d. 27 Mar 1836, Sandivia.

viii.

SARAH YEOMANS (AFN:1F2C-XNL), b.6 Jul 1758, presumed Colchester, New London, CT.

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  DANIEL1 YEOMAN was born 17 September 17491, presumably in Colchester, Connecticut; d. Sept. 6, 1825 in German Flats, Herkimer County, New York3 .  He married ELIZABETH "ESTHER" STERLING OF LYME2 on 10 May 17702 in Lyme, Connecticut10. 

 

To see information proving Daniel is the head of this family from the Yeomans-L Archives: Esther and Daniel Yeomans

 

Child of DANIEL YEOMAN and ESTHER STERLING is:

 

2.

i.

ERASTUS2 YEOMANS, b. 11 August 1791, Lebanon, Connecticut.

ii.

MARY ANN YEOMANS, b. 2 Feb. 1808, Connecticut; d. 1 March 1887 Fairbank Twsp, Buchanan County, Iowa; m. SAMUEL REA Abt. 1837 in Pennsylvania, b. 25 Jul 1803 in Clarion County, Pennsylvania; d. 29 May 1881 Buchanan County, Iowa. SAMUEL was the son of JOSHUA REA and SARAH MEREDITH10.

iii.

SOPHIA YEOMANS, b. 12 September 1801; d. 18 April 1839; m. JOSHUA REA, b. 9 December 1801 in Redbank Twp, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania; d. 10 October 1848. JOSHUA was first married to FRANCES WILKINS, and is the brother of SAMUEL REA, MARY ANN YEOMANS' husband10.

iv.

ASA YEOMANS, b. 11 October 1772 in Lebanon, Connecticut; d. October 1841 in Caney, Matagorda County, Texas and is buried in Matagorda Cemetery. Asa married Jerusha Wightman Abt 1808 in New York. She was born in 1776 in New York, and died 26 November 1844 in Matagorda County, Texas and is buried in Matagorda Cemetery15.

v.

Lucy YeOmans Birth: 22 Apr 1771

vi.

Ruth YeOmans Birth: 5 Mar 1774

vii.

Sterling YeOmans Birth: 10 Jan 1776

viii.

Daniel YeOmans Birth: 10 Dec 1778

ix.

Daniel YeOmans Birth: 7 Apr 1780

x.

Clarissa YeOmans Birth: 30 Sep 1783

xi.

David YeOmans Birth: 9 Nov 1785

xii.

PRENTICE YeOmans Birth: 13 Sep 1788

Prentice Yeomans was the Master of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #40 in Frankfurt, NY in 1821-23-26-31, 1834 through 183716.

He's also mentioned in Benton's History of Herkimer County17:

Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Chapter Six, Benton's History of Herkimer County

"...On the night of January 25th, 1834, the old court house and jail was destroyed by fire. This was an old two-story structure of wood, and had been standing for many years. The jail on the ground floor had been found unsafe, and besides the public buildings at that time did not reflect much credit upon the county. On the 31st of March, 1834, the legislature authorized the supervisors to borrow from the common school fund, on the credit of the county, four thousand six hundred dollars to build a new court house, and directed a tax of five hundred dollars a year to be levied on the county to refund the loan and pay the interest. Francis E. Spinner, Arphaxed Loomis and Prentice Yeomans were named in the act as commissioners to superintend the erection of the building.

The court house is a handsome structure of brick, standing nearly in the center of the village of Herkimer. The jail is on the opposite side of the street. The rooms on the first floor of the court house are arranged to suit the public convenience, but the interior arrangements of the court room may be easily improved. Owing to some defect or oversight in the construction, the long side walls of the house began to give way and swell out, not long after the house was completed. They were however soon secured by iron rods extending across the building. These rods or bars were inserted in their place when red with heat, and being secured with proper fastenings at the ends on the outside of the walls the contraction of the iron brought them quite into place. The citizens of Little Falls did not fail to make an effort at this time, to change the county seat and bring it to them; but with two-thirds or perhaps three-fourths of the population of the county against them, they "hardly made a ripple."..."

 

 

ELIPHALET YEOMANS, b. 176420 (or 176721), Lebanon, Connecticut, d. 18 October 1833, Columbia, Connecticut; m. AMY BROWN21, "...daughter of Azariah Brown, of Lebanon, who served in the Revolutionary war..."20 

 

William Yeomans, was born in 1800 and married Betsy McLean20.

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ERASTUS2YEOMANS (DANIEL1YEOMAN) was born 11 August 1791 in Lebanon, Connecticut.  He married (1) BARBARY, later BARBARA. BARBARA was previously married to CORNELIUS DUNHAM of Orleans; d. August 14, 1881 and is buried in Wheeler Cemetery, Orleans Township, Ionia County, Michigan5. He married (2) PHEBE ARNOLD 19 March 1815, daughter of JOB ARNOLD and HANNAH DEXTER.  She was born 18 March 1797 in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

 

To see their family notes, click here: Erastus and Phoebe Arnold Yeomans 

 

Notes for BARBARA6:

 

Her first husband, Cornelius Dunham, has these notes:

 

Occupation: Farmer
Burial: Wheeler Cemetery, Ionia County, MI
Note:    About 1855, Cornelius, Barbary with their son, Salem, a teenager still living at home, moved to Ionia County, Michigan and bought a farm in Orleans Township. During the same decade, Mary, Thomas, and Judith Ann, with their families all moved to Michigan as well, and bought farms in the vicinity of Ionia.
After Cornelius died on May 27, 1863, Salem took over operation of the family farm, and Barbara, as she later was known, remarried. Salem married Alice Wilcox and remained in Michigan on the family farm. Barbara died on August 14, 1881 and was buried next to Cornelius in Wheeler Cemetery, Ionia County.
[from Bob Dunham who researched census, probate, land and cemetery records]6

Children of BARBARA and CORNELIUS DUNHAM are6:

 

                i.   SALEM DUNHAM, b. 1841, Palmyra, New York; m. ALICE WILCOX 5 February 1867 in Ionia, Michigan. "Salem moved with his parents when he was a teenager from 

                     New York to Ionia County, Michigan. When Cornelius died in 1863, Salem took over operation of the family farm. In 1891 Ionia, Michigan directory listed at res. 

                     692 W. Washington, Occupation Packer I. Furniture Co."6

               ii.   MARY ELIZABETH DUNHAM, b. Abt. 1826, m. IRA HOOKER6.

              iii.   X Child, d. Mar 14, 1856 and buried in Wheeler Cemetery with Barbara and Cornelius.

 

Children of ERASTUS YEOMANS and PHEBE ARNOLD are:

 

3.             i.   SANFORD ARNOLD3 YEOMANS.

               ii.   MARY M. YEOMANS, b. 03 May 1826, German Flats, Herkimer, New York; d. 13 January 1904, St. Louis, Michigan.    Mary M. Yeomans 1833 - 1865 married 

                    George H. McMullen n. bet 1810 - 1813. Kids:  Harriet McMullen b: MAY 1861 

              iii.   HARRIET A. YEOMANS, b. 1833 Ionia County, Michigan; m. Isaac H. Thatcher 02 October 1860 Ionia County, Michigan7; d. 12 January 1910.

 

Notes for HARRIET A. YEOMANS:

HARRIET A. YEOMANS

submitted by Andrew MacLaney 

 

The Ionia Daily Sentinel

Wednesday, January 12, 1910

Death of Mrs. I. H. Thatcher--Mrs. Isaac H. Thatcher died at her home on High street at half past two this afternoon at the age of 73. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been announced. Deceased was Harriet, youngest and only surviving child of the late Erastus Yeomans who came to Ionia in 1833. She was born here, if we are not mistaken, in 1833 and was until her death, probably the oldest of the survivors of those who were born in Ionia. Mrs. Thatcher was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and no one was more loved and respected. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Jay Hills, of Chicago, survive her. An only son, Harland Thatcher, died when a young man.

________________________________

 

The Ionia [Weekly] Standard

Friday, January 14, 1910

 

Death of Mrs. I. E. Thacher

 

Mrs. Isaac E. Thacher passed away at the home on High street, which she graced so many years, at about 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, at age of 73 years. She had long been an invalid, but developing complications of inflammation of the lungs was the immediate cause of death. Deceased was Harriet, youngest and only surviving child of the late Erastus Yeomans, who came to Ionia in 1833. She was born here in 1833, and was until her death, probably the oldest of the survivors of those who were born in Ionia. Mrs. Thatcher was a life long member of the Presbyterian church, and no one was more loved and respected. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Jay Hills, of Chicago, survive her, and both were at the bedside when the light of the good mother's life went out. An only son, Harland Thacher, died when a young man.

 

Service from the home, 222 High street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, service by Rev. W. K. Spencer, D. D.

________________________________

 

1910 Chicago, Cook Co., IL

Series: T624 Roll: 268 Page: 23 Ward 25

Enumeration District 1057, Sheet 1B

16 April 1910

824 Windsor Ave., Dwelling 12, 26th Home Visited

HILLS, Jay, Head, m, w, 38, married (1 or 2?) married 16 yrs., born Michigan, parents born Michigan, Manager, Furniture Store.

HILLS, Mary, Wife, f, w, 40, married once, birthed one child, born Michigan, parents born Michigan.

HILLS, Gerald, Son, m, w, 15, s, born IL, parents born Michigan.

Thatcher, Isaac, Father-in-law, m, w, 75, widowed, NY, parents born NY.

 

               iv.   EMILY YEOMANS, b. Abt. June 1829, m.  Henry S. Babcock 25 January 184912. Henry was born Abt. 182212 in New York. Emily has no children, from what I can find Henry married Elsie L. Dolphin on 04 Nov 1873 in Ionia, Michigan. Elsie was born abt. 1842 in Vermont13.

 

Notes for EMILY YEOMANS:

Emily YEOMANS

submitted by Andrew MacLaney 

  

The Ionia [Weekly] Sentinel

Friday, December 27, 1872

DIED.

 

BABCOCK--On the 20th inst., Emily, wife of Henry S. Babcock, aged 44 years and 6 months.

[Deceased is a daughter of Erastus and Phebe (Arnold) Yeomans.]

 

His 1880 census 1st and 2nd Ward, Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan Pg 147C

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 
Henry S. BABCOCK Self M Male W 58 NY Carpenter MA CT 
Elsie L. BABCOCK Wife M Female W 37 VT Keeping House NY NY 
Charles DOLEON Other M Male W 26 OH Fireman On R.R. CAN OH 
Nellie DOLEON Other M Female W 21 MI Wife NY NY 
Edward CLARKIN Other M Male W 57 IRE Cutter In Shoe Shop IRE IRE 
Mary L. CLARKIN Other S Female W 21 CAN Visitor (Daughter) IRE IRE 

All of the below notes are from Endnote 14.

Name: Lewis F. or E. (Elisha?) DOLPHIN 

Birth: Abt 1811 in NY 
Death: 2 FEB 1864 in Jeffersonville, IN 
Marriage 1 Sarah M. MILLS b: Abt 1820 in ,,VT, married 1 JAN 1839 in Bridport, Addison, VT

Children
Sarah DOLPHIN b: Abt 1840 in ,,VT
William DOLPHIN b: Abt 1841 in ,,VT
Elsie DOLPHIN b: Abt 1842 in ,,VT
Abby M. DOLPHIN b: Abt 1844 in ,,VT
Angeline R. (Roxana?) DOLPHIN b: 21 AUG 1847 in ,,NY
Martha L. DOLPHIN b: 21 JUL 1851 in ,,NY
Luther M. DOLPHIN b: 19 MAR 1853
Mary E. DOLPHIN b: 4 APR 1859 in Jackson, MI
Charles DOLPHIN b: Abt 1860 in Jackson, MI

Notes:
1870 CENSUS, MI, Ionia Co, Ionia - DOLHIN, Sarah M. 49, VT, derryhouse in ???, Alva?,23, NY; Luther, 17, NY; Mary, 11, NY 258-262
1st Regiment Michigan Engineers and Mechanics - Louis F. Dolphin, Grand Rapids, Co. E. Private, "taken sick & died" "Inflammation of Lungs" Enrolled 22 Dec 1863 at Grand Rapids; discharged as Pvt 2nd class Claim #29948; Pension #48286
Marriage - Vol. 4, p. 57 Bridport town record
Of Bridport, VT, when married
1850 census, VT, Brandon, Rutland Co, #1029/1153 - Lewis Dolphin, 39, m, labourer, N. York; Sarah - 30, VT; Sarah, 10, VT; William, 9, VT; Elsie, 8, VT; Abby M., 6, VT; Alma (Alessa? - see 1860 census), 4, VT; Angeline, 3, VT; Mary, 85, Canada (cannot read & write).
1860 census, MI, Parma, Jackson Co, MI - 60/57 - Lewis, 50, NY; Sarah, 40, NY; Sarah, 20, VT; Alessa, 14, VT; Angeline, 12, VT; Martha, 9, VT; Luther, 4, VT; Mary, 1, MI; Charles, 1/12?, MI
1860 - William as labourer on farm of Jacob Sutton; - Have Civil War diary 1863-1864
Pension app. states Lewis E., Is this why Elisha is stated as father of Mary Dolphin on death records?
Probate notice 11 Feb 1857, in the Middlebury Newspaper, for Francis Dolphin of Orwell (related?) - Vermont Genealogy 5-3, p 136.

                v.   AMANDA D. YEOMAN, married Alfred Cornell, Jr8. The Alfred Cornell in the 1870 Census in Otisco, Ionia County has a wife Katie, so perhaps Amanda had died by then?

               vi.   HIRAM YEOMANS, b. 18 Apr 1824; d. 8 Apr 18458.

              vii.   HARRIETT YEOMANS4, b. 1822; d. 1831.

 

             viii.   SARAH M. YEOMANS.

 

Notes for SARAH M. YEOMANS:

Sarah Maria YEOMANS

submitted by Andrew MacLaney 

 

The Ionia Daily Standard

Thursday, January 14, 1904

MRS. MARIA SANFORD.

 

One of the Original Pioneer Party, Died at St. Louis Last Night.

 

Telegram received here this morning announces the death at St. Louis, Mich., at 9 last night, of Mrs. Maria Sanford, widow of James B. Sanford, who died about eleven years ago. Mrs. Sanford was a daughter of Judge Erastus Yeomans and sister of the late Sanford A. Yeomans, and was one of the party of 63 persons that formed the original settlers of Ionia in May, 1833. Of this party, only three now survive, none of them residents here. The only surviving member of Judge Yeomans' family is Mrs. I. E. [Harriet A Yeomans] Thacher of this city, who was born here.

 

Mrs. Sanford was about 78 years of age. Seven children survive: Mrs. Mary Hobbs of Colorado, Herbert of Grand Rapids, William and "Bunny" of Illinois, Mrs. Fannie Burns of St. Louis, Mich., and Mrs. Hughes of Mecosta.

 

Remains will arrive here Saturday at 11:30, and funeral service will be at St. John's Episcopal church, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

 

 Apparently I missed two other children of Phoebe and Erastus4,8:

 

Name: Maria S Yeomans 
Birth: 3 MAY 1826 in German Flats, Herkimer Co., New York 
Marriage 1 8 SEP 1846 in Ionia, Ionia County, MI - James Bronson Sanford b: 8 AUG 1822 in Camden, Oneida, NY or Ellisburg, Jefferson, NY

                     Children
Edward A Sanford b: 19 JUN 1847 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Mary Sanford b: 22 MAR 1849
Herbert Sanford b: 9 JUL 1853 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Elizabeth Sanford b: 1854
Willard Y Sanford b: 23 JUL 1855 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
Hiram Sanford b: ABT 1857 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
George Smith Sanford b: 19 APR 1857 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
Frank Sanford b: 30 NOV 1861 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
Adelaide J Sanford b: 28 APR 1864 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
Frances E Sanford b: 2 MAY 1866 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
James Bronson Sanford Jr. b: 4 AUG 1867 in Ionia, Ionia Co., Michigan
Sam E Sanford b: 1875
Nettie B Sanford b: 1877
Warren Sanford b: 1878

 

   Alanson Yeomans, b. 12 March 1820; d. 26 March 1848.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  SANFORD ARNOLD3 YEOMANS (ERASTUS2, DANIEL1 YEOMAN)  He married (1) MARIETTA A. STEBBINS, daughter of CHAUNCEY STEBBINS and SOPHIA RICE.    He married (2) ABIGAIL THOMPSON. 

 

Notes for SANFORD ARNOLD YEOMANS:

     

Children of SANFORD YEOMANS and MARIETTA STEBBINS are:

 

4.             i.   EDWIN STEBBINS4 YEOMANS, b. 19 September 1867; d. 25 August 1950.

               ii.   WILLARD SANFORD YEOMANS.

 

Notes for WILLARD SANFORD YEOMANS:

To see more information about Willard, including children, click here: Willard Sanford Yeomans and Clara Gott Family

 

               iii.   FRANK HARLAND8 YEOMANS, b. 18648.

 

Notes for FRANK H. YEOMANS:

Frank H. YEOMANS

submitted by Andrew MacLaney 

 

The Ionia Sentinel-Standard

Monday, February 25, 1946

 

Frank H. Yeomans, 82, a lifetime resident of Easton township, suffered a heart attack on the morning of February 23, his birthday anniversary, and died shortly thereafter.

 

Mr. Yeomans was born February 23, 1864, to Marietta A. and Sanford A. Yeomans, original members of the Dexter colony. He is survived by a brother, Edwin S. Yeomans. Preceding him in death were a brother, Willard; a half-sister, Mrs. Olive Just, and two half-brothers, Erastus T. and Walter Yeomans.

 

The funeral is to be held from the Myers funeral home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Dwight Kitch will officiate and interment is to be in the Highland Park cemetery.

__________________________________

 The Ionia County News

Thursday, February 28, 1946

  

FRANK H. YEOMANS

 

Funeral service for Frank H. Yeomans, 82, was held from Myers funeral home Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Dwight M. Kitch officiated and burial was in Highland Park cemetery. Pall bearers were nephews of the deceased, Gerald, Edwin R., Walter and Maurice Yeomans, Edlin Sweet and a cousin, Herbert Ross.

 

Mr. Yeomans died Saturday, Feb. 23, in Pine Rest hospital, Grand Rapids, on his eighty-second birthday anniversary. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Yeomans, he was born in Easton township, February 23, 1864, and had been a life long resident of Ionia county. He is survived by a brother, Edwin S. Yeomans, Easton; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Willard Yeomans, and several nieces and nephews.

 

               iv.   ABIGAIL JANE YEOMANS8, b. 1853; d. 1853.

                v.   MALE YEOMANS8, b. 1851; d. 1851.

               iv.   SANFORD MERTON YEOMANS8, b. 1855; d. 1857.

               iv.   HORACE YEOMANS8, b. 1862; d. 1863.

Children of SANFORD YEOMANS and ABIGAIL THOMPSON are:

 

               iv.   ERASTUS THOMPSON4, 8 YEOMANS, b. 1842, d. 19208. (See Below for Info from Source 8)

For more information about Erastus T. and Abbie Northrop Yeomans, including children's names, click here: Yeomans Family Notes

 

1880 Census 1st and 2nd Ward, Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan Pg 139C:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace
Mother's Birthplace 
Erastus T. YEOMANS Self M Male W 38 MI Druggist NY NY 
Abbie F. YEOMANS Wife M Female W 33 NY Keeping House NY NY 
Mary YEOMANS Dau S Female W 9 MI At School NY NY 
Phobe YEOMANS Dau S Female W 5 MI At School NY NY 
Amelia HOLCOMB Other S Female W 40 NY Servant   NY NY
William HUNT Other S Male W 16 MI At School NY MI 
John ARMOUR Other M Male W 58 SCOT Boilermaker SCOT SCOT 
Frank ARMOUR Other S Male W 18 WI Day Clerk SCOT SCOT 
Harry T. THOMAS Other S Male W 32 CAN Machinist ENG ENG 


                v.   WILLIAM8 WALTER YEOMANS. (SEE BELOW FOR INFO FROM SOURCE 8)

For more information about Walter and Jane Herrick Yeomans, including children's names, click here: The Honorable Family

 

               vi.   OLIVE MARIA8YEOMANS, b. 18438, d. 19148, married William J. Just.

 For more information about William J. Just and the rest of the Just Family, please consult Dan Just at the Just Family Website.

 

               vii.   ALBERT HARRIS YEOMANS8, b. 1846, d. 1847.

 

 

 William H. Yeomans, was born in Columbia, Connecticut, in 1833; m. Isabella Graham, was a daughter of John Graham, b. Willimantic, Connecticut.

 

From Captain Charles S. Yeomans Biography20:

 

"...William H. Yeomans, the father of Captain Charles S. Yeomans, was born in Columbia, Connecticut, in 1833 and became a widely known and efficient railroad superintendent, being actively connected with railroad interests for many years. He was the first superintendent of the Connecticut Western Railway and at the time of his death was superintendent of the Housatonic Railway Company. He started upon his railroad career as a brakeman and was afterwards conductor, in which capacity he served for sixteen years. From that point he steadily worked his way upward until he was long active in that field in a position of executive control, calling for administrative direction. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Isabella Graham, was a daughter of John Graham, the latter a native of England, who came to Willimantic in 1832. Mrs. Yeomans was born in Willimantic, Connecticut, and by her marriage became the mother of three children, two sons and a daughter, but one son has passed away..."

 

Evelyn L. Yeomans, is in the government service at Washington, D. C., where she resides with her mother20

Captain Charles S. Yeomans, m. Miss Etta R. Rogers, of Norwich, this state, a daughter of Henry and Isabelle (Beckwith) Rogers, June 17, 1896, at Bristol, Connecticut20.

Generation No. 4

 

4.  EDWIN STEBBINS4 YEOMANS (SANFORD A.3, ERASTUS2, DANIEL1 YEOMAN) was born 19 September 1867, and died 25 August 1950.  He married (1) ETTA R. KITTSON.    He married (2) OLA M. SNELL 16 February 1904, daughter of GEORGE SNELL and ANNA POWLISON.  She was born 13 August 1875 in Easton Township, Easton/Ionia City, Ionia County, Michigan, and died 04 November 1949.

 

Notes for EDWIN STEBBINS YEOMANS:

For more about the Edwin Stebbins Yeomans Family, click here: Edwin Stebbins Yeomans

     

Children of EDWIN YEOMANS and ETTA KITTSON> are:

 

                i.   SANFORD K.5 YEOMANS.

               ii.   DOROTHY YEOMANS.

 

     

Children of EDWIN YEOMANS and OLA SNELL are:

 

5.            iii.   GERALD5 YEOMANS.

6.            iv.   OLIVE FRANCES YEOMANS, b. 08 February 1917; d. 02 March 1964.

7.             v.   EDWIN ROYCE YEOMANS, b. 19 September 1909; d. 22 November 1986.

               vi.   RUSSELL E. YEOMANS, b. 08 February 1907; d. 25 March 1911.

 

ERASTUS THOMPSON YEOMANS, b. 1842, d. 1920 married ABIGAIL JANE NORTHRUP, b. 1846; d. July. (ALL SOURCE 8)

 

Children by ABIGAIL JANE NORTHRUP:

MARY E. YEOMANS, b. 1868 m. WILLIAM C. MARSH in 1850.

PHOEBE YEOMANS, b. 1868

WILLIAM WALTER YEOMANS, b. 1848 d. 1930 m. JANE HERRICK, b. 1847, d. 1944. (ALL SOURCE 8)

 

Children of WALTER YEOMANS AND JANE HERRICK:

 

Byron A. Yeomans    1869 1968 married Fannie McCarty 1867 1951.

Eugene W. Yeomans   1872 1927 married Alice B. Branstetter 1870 1961.

Leroy C. Yeomans    1873 1968 married Cecile Lenoir 1870 1940.

Pearl Abigail Yeomans 1880 1972 married Lucius Babcock 1877 1967.

 

Captain Charles S. Yeomans, m. Miss Etta R. Rogers, of Norwich, this state, a daughter of Henry and Isabelle (Beckwith) Rogers, June 17, 1896, at Bristol, Connecticut20.

 

From Captain Charles S. Yeomans Biography20:

 

"...Captain Charles S. Yeomans acquired his education in the public schools and in a business college at Bridgeport, Connecticut, and when nineteen years of age started out to earn his own living as an employee of the Adams Express Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. After a year there passed, he received an appointment to the federal railway mail service, with which he was connected for five years. He afterward went upon the road as a traveling salesman for a manufacturing concern at Bristol, Connecticut, and was thus successfully engaged for a decade. On the expiration of that period he resigned and entered the life insurance business, in which he has since been actively engaged, covering a period of seventeen years. He has operated very successfully in insurance circles, having established a large clientage, and he is today recognized as one of the leading general agents in the state. 
    On the 17th of June, 1896, at Bristol, Connecticut, Captain Yeomans was married to Miss Etta R. Rogers, of Norwich, this state, a daughter of Henry and Isabelle (Beckwith) Rogers, both of whom are deceased. They were representatives of old and prominent families of Norwich. Captain and Mrs. Yeomans have a son, Roger W., who was born at Bristol, May 14, 1897, and is now a sergeant in Company C, Three Hundred and First Field Signal Battalion, at Camp Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts. 
Mr. and Mrs. Yeomans are members of the Dwight Place Congregational church and Captain Yeomans holds membership with the Masons. In early manhood he served for two terms as burgess at Bristol and he was a representative of the old fourth senatorial district on the democratic state central committee. He has since, however, espoused the cause of the republican party and takes an active part in furthering its interests. He belongs to the Sons of the American Revolution and that the same spirit of valor and loyalty that characterized his ancestors constitutes a part of his makeup is indicated in the fact that for the past fifteen years he has been a member of the Connecticut National Guard.

    As captain of Battery E of the Tenth Field Artillery of Connecticut he was in active service from June 20, 1916, until February 1, 1917, at Fort Bliss. El Paso. Texas. On the latter date, after serving for eight months on the Mexican border, the troops were recalled by order of President Wilson. After the declaration of war with Germany, he was again called into federal service and is serving as assistant camp quartermaster at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama. 
    Captain Yeomans has back of him an ancestry honorable and distinguished and his lines of life have been cast in harmony therewith. Patriotism and public spirit are numbered among his salient characteristics, while in every relation of life he has manifested those qualities which command confidence and regard..."

 

Roger W., b. Bristol, May 14, 189720

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  GERALD5 YEOMANS (EDWIN STEBBINS4, SANFORD A.3, ERASTUS2, DANIEL1 YEOMAN)  He married ALBERTA JOHNSON. 

     

Children of GERALD YEOMANS and ALBERTA JOHNSON are:

                i.   GERALDINE KAY6 YEOMANS.

               ii.   FRANCES MARIE YEOMANS.

               iii.   JAMES ALBERT YEOMANS.

 

 

6.  OLIVE FRANCES5 YEOMANS (EDWIN STEBBINS4, SANFORD A.3, ERASTUS2, DANIEL1 YEOMAN) was born 08 February 1917, and died 02 March 1964.  She married EDLIN SWEET. 

     

Children of OLIVE YEOMANS and EDLIN SWEET are:

 

i.

CYNTHIA ANN6 SWEET.

ii.

SUE ELLEN SWEET.

iii.

CATHERINE LEE SWEET.

iv.

JOAN MARIE SWEET.

 

7.  EDWIN ROYCE YEOMANS (EDWIN STEBBINS4, SANFORD A.3, ERASTUS2, DANIEL1 YEOMAN) was born 19 September 1909, and died 22 November 1986.  He married ELIZABETH McKENDRY. 

     

Children of EDWIN YEOMANS and ELIZABETH McKENDRY are:

 

i.

SANFORD ARNOLD6 YEOMANS. 

ii.

RUSSELL E. YEOMANS. 

iii.

CHARLOTTE ANN YEOMANS, b. 29 July 1945; d. 29 July 19458.

 

Endnotes

 

1. "Barbour Record" quoted from email by Ann Hayes 13 Oct 2000 to the Yeomans-L mailing list at Rootsweb.

2. Quoted from email by Ann Hayes 13 Oct 2000 to the Yeomans-L mailing list at Rootsweb.

3. The Hale Collection of Deaths and Inscriptions, FHL Film #0003232, Exact Newspaper: Connecticut Observer, September 6, 1825, page 22, quoted from email by Ann Hayes 13 Oct 2000 to the Yeomans-L mailing list at Rootsweb.

4. Email from Linda (B J L M R J S J @ a o l . c o m (Just remove the spaces)) 12 Oct 2000 to the Yeomans-L mailing list at Rootsweb.

5. Transcription of Wheeler Cemetery, https://sites.rootsweb.com/~miionia/wheeler.txt.

6. Dunham-Muskrat Family Tree by Melanie Greenberg, http://www.dunhamtree.homestead.com/.

7. Ionia County, Michigan Dibean Marriage Index 14, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/ionia/vitals/marriage/dbn-apr14-2003.txt.

8. Bruce Bender, via his WorldConnect GEDCOM, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bbender&id=I08250.

9. Ancestral File submitted by Tricia Truax, 2702 E Shoreham Street, Durham, NC 27707 Submission AF95-107683 available at http://www.familysearch.org

10. Pedigree submitted by Jerry Mulkins, Submission 1763898-0706103225210, available at http://www.familysearch.org.

11. Switchboard.com. Internet Phone and Address Directory.

12. International Genealogy Index, Batch No. M518462, Dates: 1867-1877, Source Call No: 0960508 V. B1-B2, Film.

13. International Genealogy Index, Batch No. M518463, Dates: 1867-1885, Source Call No: 0960509, Film.

14. Kathy Guernsey Cleary, via her WorldConnect GEDCOM, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kcleary01&id=I85.

15. Pedigree submitted by Tonya Valentine, 30018 Rosebud, Magnolia, Texas 77354, Submission Search: 1650486-0323102163323.

16. History of Frankfort New York Masonic Lodge 40, 1896. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/frankfort/frankmasonfair.html.  

17. Benton's History of Herkimer County, Chapter 6 : http://www.fortklock.com/Chapter6.htm.

18. Ancestral File submitted by WIGHTMAN FAMILY ASSOC., 1390 SO 1100 EAST, P O BOX 6144, SALT LAKE CITY UT USA 84106  Submission: AF93-105297.

19. International Genealogy Index - No other Source information available.

20. Charles S. Yeomans Biography, located online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ctnhvbio/Yeomans_Charles.html, originally from Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County Illustrated, Volume II, New York Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1918, pgs 589 - 590.

21. Donahues.net - No other source information available.

22. Study of American Silversmiths, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~silversmiths/. Email William Erik Voss at b e l l a f o r t u n i @ e a r t h l i n k . n e t (Just remove the spaces)

23. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, Vol II, Series III, printed 1915/reprinted 1997, page 666.

24. Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles H. Pope.

25. Button Families of America by R. Glen Nye and Katharine Watson Nye, 1971.

26. Vital Records of Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Volume II, page 343. Written and Published by The Topsfield Historical Society.

27. Direct Email from Ann Hayes, 2005.