Family:Hutchins, Noah (1758-1836)

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Noah Hutchins (Benjamin, Abigail3 Whitney, Joshua2, John1), son of Benjamin and Prudence (Starkweather) Hutchins, was born 27 Mar 1758, Voluntown, CT,[1] and died 27 Aug 1836, Orleans, NY,[2] or 13 Aug 1838, Orleans Town, NY; buried at Orleans Corners Cemetery, NY.

He married firstly, 9 Oct 1783, New Bedford, MA, Lois Hawes, daughter of Daniel and Lois (Mann) Hawes. She was born 11 May 1759, Wrentham, MA. She was also known as Louisa Haws.

He married secondly, circa 1800, NY, Lydia (Coffin) Joy. She was born circa 1770 near Jaffrey, NH, and died 29 Apr 1846, Orleans Town, NY. She was buried at Orleans Town, NY. She was also known as Lydia Coffeen. She had married firstly, before Nov 1788, Acworth, NH, Silas Joy, Jr.

Lydia was 12 years old when her father was killed, she and her brothers, Moses and David, inherited adjacent parcels of land in Acworth, NH. On September 16, 1784, at the age of 14, she and her sister, Lucy, chose as guardians for themselves, Simon Brooks, Jr., of Alstead, New Hampshire, while other minor children of her father became wards of other men including William Markham, Jonathan Pierce and Captain John Coffeen. In October, 1787, Lydia Coffeen's brother, Moses, sold to Silas Joy, Jr., the land which he had inherited adjoining that inherited by Lydia and sharing the buildings thereon. In November, 1788, Silas and Lydia Joy sold to Moses Coffeen the land which Silas Joy, Jr., had purchased thirteen months earlier together with an adjoining portion of Lydia's inherited land. This serves to identify Lydia, the wife of Silas Joy, Jr., with Lydia, daughter of Henry Coffeen. They left Grantham, New Hampshire and were at Cavendish about 1790 (according to that census record, with a young male child). They moved soon after to Herkimer County, New York. Silas died before 1800, leaving Lydia a widow with three young sons. Lydia married her second husband, Noah Hutchins of Schuyler, New York, who also was a widower. Lydia was buried in Corners Cemetery. Information above provided by Linda M. Welch via internet in August of 1996. Also from book " Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn and Groton" by Marvin Clayton Hutchins.

Noah was a private in Captain Talmon Reed's 10th Company, Col. Waterbury's 5th Regiment. Also Sergeant in Massachusetts Militia. He appears on pension roll in Jefferson County, New York in 1832 File #S13507. Ref lineage books #78404, 43612, 26937, 151906. Last # in national # of Bertha Merenes Williamson, daughter of Amelia Potter, Mereness.

There were no children of Noah and Lois (Hawes) Hutchins.

Children of Noah and Lydia (Coffin)(Joy) Hutchins:

i. Lydia Hutchins, b. circa 1801, Schuyler, NY; d. circa 1870; m. between 1819 and 1820, Ira Dodge. In 1850 Ira and Lydia were living in Brownville, Jefferson County, New York.
ii. Noah Hutchins, b. 23 Jun 1804, Schuyler, NY; d. 5 Feb 1884, Anamosa, IA; m.(1) 30 Jan 1822, NY, Achsah Jane Davis; m.(2) 3 Dec 1832, Watertown, NY, Phoebe Ann Tanner.
Article published in Anamosa, Iowa newspaper: "Half Centennial of the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hutchins" "Seldom does it become the duty of a chronicler of events to note the chiming of golden wedding bells Such an anniversary occured in Anamosa last Friday evening. The mayn relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hutchins planned and executed a complete surprise to the aged couple, leaving with them appropriate evidence of their esteem. Rev. J. G. Van Ness, on behalf of the doners, presented the gifts in his usual happy vein. Mr. Hutchins responded as well as could be expected under the circumstances, with expressions of heartfelt thanks of himself and wife." "December 3, 1832, at Watertown, New York, Noah Hutchins and Miss Phebe Tanner were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Mr. Salisbury. Since that time four children - two sons and two daughters have been added to the family circle; a son and a daughter having since died. By a former marriage with Miss Achsah Davis, who died in 1830, Mr. Hutchins had three daughters and one son; of these a daughter and son have also died - the latter just as he was about to enter the practice of law." "Mr. Hutchins came to Iowa in February, 1858, settling in Jackson county. In 1863 he removed to Wayne township, Jones county and two years later to Anamosa, where he has since resided. By his upright life, he has ever had the esteem of the communities in which he has lived, though his unobtrusive, quiet nature has served to render him little known to the public at large. His family, now scattered are an honor to his old age." "Among those gathered under the home roof were four children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, with other relatives from various parts of Iowa and Nebraska." The following obituary also appeared in the Anamosa press. "Mr. Noah Hutchins of congestion of the brain, February 5, 1884 in the 80th year of his age. "Mr. Hutchins was born in Herkimer county, New York, June 23, 1804. Four children came to bless the home of his earliest manhood, only two of whom are now living, Mrs. Louise Beardsley of this city and Mrs. Priest of Burr Oak. "On December 3, 1832 he was married to Miss Phoebe Ann Tanner. Four children were the fruits of this union, only two of whom are living, Mr. Hutchins of Walker, Linn county, Iowa, and Mrs. Potter of this city. "Mr. Hutchins came to Iowa in February, 1858, settling in Jackson county. In 1863 he became a resident of Wayne township, Jones county. For more than twenty years he has resided in our midst, a good, peaceable citizen, treating men justly, honored and respected by all. Something more than one year ago he and his present wife celebrated their golden anniversary wedding. It was a glad hour for the aged couple as well as the troops of friends and relatives who came with love and gold to celebrate the anniversary. "Many years ago Mr. Hutchins was converted and joined the Protestant Methodist church and until its dissolution here he had no church membership but continued his grasp on that christian faith. Some months ago it was the writers pleasure to talk and pray with him though death at that time seemed very near, yet he expressed himself as both confident and hopeful. Trusting in the God of his early manhood and leaning hard upon the christian staff he feared not death. "The funeral sermon was held last Thursday in the M. E. Church of this city, conducted by Rev. J. I. Corbyn of the Episcopal church. Rev. J. G. VanNess of the M. E. church preaching the sermon. Mrs. Hutchins in her declining years has the sympahy of the entire community in her sorrow." source: "Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn and Groton" by Marvin Clayton Hutchins.
iii. Benjamin Hutchins, b. 22 Dec 1806, Schuyler, NY; d. 21 Aug 1874, Orleans, NY; m. 16 Jan 1825, Schuyler, NY, Patience Tanner.
iv. Aries Caroline Hutchins, b. 22 Nov 1811, Canajoharie, NY; d. 13 Jul 1896, Romeo, MI; m. 1828, Hyland Millen.
v. Prudence Hutchins, b. 17 Sep 1814, Utica, NY; d. 2 Jan 1889, probably Anamosa, IA; m. 12 Mar 1837, David Maxwell.



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