Saturday, November 23, 2013

Marriages and Deaths in the 20 March 1790 issue of the Massachusetts Centinel

Marriages and Deaths in the 20 March 1790 issue of the Massachusetts Centinel

Note: A reader has left a comment with important information about Hezekiah Chadwick and Hannah Voax, so be sure to scroll down to the comments.


  • Mr. Hezekiah Chadwick to Miss Hannah Voax
  • At Lanesborough, Dr. Ezra Hoyt to Miss Sally Smith, eldest daughter of Colonel Jonathan Smith, the gentleman whose speech in Convention, "to his brother Farmers", was so much celebrated.
  • Thursday about noon.  After a tedious illness, in the fifteenth year of her age, departed this life, Miss Abigail Otis, daughter of the Secretary of the Senate of the United States. - This is a second instance within a short period, in which the connections of the family are called to deplore the loss of a most lovely and amiable young lady in the morning of life, adorned with every female virtue and accomplishment.  The funeral will be this afternoon at 4 o'clock, when relations, friends and acquaintance of the family are requested to attend, with no further notice or invitation.
  • Died - on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Recompense W. Stimpson, age 62 years. - His funeral will proceed from his house, head of Federal street, to-morrow afternoon, precisely at 5 o'clock, which his friends and acquaintance are desired to attend without further invitation.
  • Mrs. Lois Kilcup, age 92
  • Last Thursday morning, Miss Sally Appleton, eldest daughter of Dr. N. W. Appleton, age 9
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  1. I was going to do Recompense Stimpson, but he was too easy, so I picked Hezekiah Chadwick.

    Hezekiah Chadwick married Hannah Voax on 8 Mar 1790 (Mass Marriages, at
    familysearch). Hannah died Jan 1794 (MA Town & Vital Records,

    Hezekiah may have married Mary Scott on 16 Mar 1794 (Ma Marriages), but I
    didn't find a death record for her.

    Hezekiah married Ruth Miller 18 Mar 1808 (Ma Marriages). (By Ruth Hezekiah had
    a son Hezekiah. There is a lot of information for him.)

    There were no images for the marriages and the transcriptions all said they
    took place in Boston.

    By his first wife Hannah, Hezekiah Chadwick had a son John who died 21 Oct
    1853. His age at death was said to be 54, but his parents' names are Hezekiah
    and Hannah, not Mary or Ruth. He died in Methuen. (MA Deaths at familysearch.)

    Hezekiah is on the 1820 and 1830 Censuses of Methuen.
    Series: M33 Roll: 49 Page: 390

    1830 US Census; Census Place: Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts; Page: 217; NARA
    Series: M19; Roll Number: 61

    He seems to have died before Feb 4, 1834. There is a probate record for a
    Hezekiah Chadwick in Methuen, on that date which says 'intestate'. There is no

    Essex, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1638-1840
    File #: 4862
    Name: Hezekiah Chadwick
    File Date: 04 Feb 1834
    Residence: Methuen
    Occupation: yeoman
    Type: intestate
    Comment: case beyond 1840

    There was an earlier case that was of type: spendthrift. Interesting.

    File #: 4861
    Name: Hezekiah Chadwick
    File Date: 18 Feb 1817
    Residence: Methuen
    Occupation: yeoman
    Type: spendthrift

    His son John had a large family, but for some reason there is no family tree
    for him at ancestry, familysearch, or rootsweb.

    1850; Census Place: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_325; Page: 37B

    John Chadwick 53, watchman,
    Martha Chadwick 37
    Mary A Chadwick 15
    Emeline C Chadwick 10
    Sarah E Chadwick 9
    William H Chadwick 6
    Martha R Chadwick 3
    John M Parkenson 42, no occupation, born in Maryland

    all others born in Mass.

  2. Well, maybe you can do Recompense when you're rushed for time, hehee. Thanks so much for adding this information - I amended the post with a note at the top for readers to check the comments section. Thanks once again, Ed!

  3. I have found where Hezekiah Chadwick is buried, if that helps.
    He died Jan. 27, 1834.