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Edward GILMAN Gyllman

    Last Updated
    May 6, 2003

    An + means that you can find more information on this person below. Follow the numbers to the next generation.

    I do not claim this file to be without error. Please be aware. I do not put anyone on line that was born after 1900.

    References: These references were given to me by Cass Shaw for the Gilman and Cass Families listed below.
    "American Genealogist"
    "Colonial Families in the United States" by George N. McKenzie
    "Descendants of John Casse," (1675,) by Dr. Donald J. Berry
    "Gilman Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Gilman of Hingham, England, 1550 - 1950" by Constance Le Neve Gilman Ames, Yakima, WA
    "Genealogy of the Gilman Family in England and America," by Arthur Gilman, Albany, 1864
    "International Genealogical Index (then the area) (NA is North America)
    "The Ledyard Family in America," By Cass Shaw, Phoenix Pub, ME 1993
    "Genealogical Histories of Ledyard, Cass, Livingston, Prince & Edward Families," by Ruth Lawrence, National American Society, NY 1925
    Bryce Metcalfs "Original Members & Other Officers Eligible to the Society of the Cincinnati," 1938
    New Hampshire Vital Records"
    "Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire," by Charles H. Pope, Boston 1908
    " Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," by James Savage
    "History of the Town of Exeter, NH," by Charles H. Bell, 1888
    " Compendium of American Genealogy, First Families of America," by Virkus, Baltimore, 1926
    World Wide Web (Author's name, title of document, URL, date of document, date accessed. )
    I originally found this information attached to as branches of my Hyde line, in the Ancestrial File at the Family History Center, LDS., Bobbi Stockton

 

First Generation

    1. Edward GILMAN Gyllmanwas born in 1500 in Of Caston, Norfolk, England.

      He had the following children:

      + 2 M i. Edward GILMAN Gyllman was born in 1525. He died on 5 Feb 1573.

Second Generation

    2. Edward GILMAN Gyllman (Edward) was born in 1525 in Of, Caston, Norfolk, Eng. He was christened in 1525 in Of Caston, Norfolk, England. He died on 5 Feb 1573 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 5 Feb 1573 in Caston, Norfolk, England.
    Edward died 23 years after his marriage, leaving his mansion to his eldest son, John and his other estates to the 3 other sons and 5 daughters.

    Edward married Rose RYSSE OR RICE daughter of Thomas RYSE RICE and Anna on 22 Jun 1550 in Caston, Norfolk, England. Rose was born in 1529 in Of, Caston, Norfolk, Eng. She died on 1 Oct 1613 in Caston, Norfolk, England. She was buried on 3 Oct 1613 in Caston, Norfolk, England.

    Thomas Ryse Rice (b. 1500, ) son of John Ryse (b. abt. 1472, d. 17 Dec 1554) and Anna CRACHERODE, (b. 1476) .

    They had the following children:

      3 M i. John GILMAN was born in 1552 in , Caston, Norfolk, England. He was christened in 1552/1553 in , Caston, Norfolk, England.

      John married (1) Grace YORK on 31 May 1575 in Caston, Norfolkshire,England.

      John married (2) Dorothy KIMBALL about 1580 in Caston, Norfolkshire, England.

      4 F ii. Katharine GILMAN was born about 1553 in Caston, Norf., Eng..

      + 5 M iii. Edward GILMAN was born on 22 Jun 1555. He died on 6 Mar 1631.

      6 M iv. Robert GILMAN was born on 10 Jul 1559 in Caston, Norf., England. He was christened on 10 Jul 1559 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He died on 6 Mar 1631 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 6 Mar 1631 in Caston, Norfolk, , England.

      Robert married (1) Mrs Mary GILMAN in 1579 in Caston, Norfolk, England.

      Robert married (2) Mary GILMAN in 1582 in , , England.

      Robert married (3) Mary Mary was born in 1561 in Of, Caston, Norfolk, Eng. She died on 9 Mar 1618 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She was buried on 9 Mar 1618 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.

      7 F v. Margaret GILMAN was born in 1560 in Caston, Norf., England. She was christened in 1560 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.

      8 M vi. Lawrence GILMAN was born on 3 Nov 1561 in Caston, Norf., Eng.. He was christened on 3 Nov 1561 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He died on 21 Aug 1629 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 21 Aug 1629 in Caston, Norfolkshire, England.

      Lawrence married (1) Joan SPOONER about 1586 in Caston, Norfolk,England.

      Lawrence married (2) Elizabeth JAMES on 20 Jun 1588 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.

      9 F vii. Jane GILMAN was born in 1565 in Caston, Norf., Eng..

      10 F viii. Katharine GILMAN was born in 1565 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.. She was christened in 1566 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.

      11 F ix. Rose GILMAN was born in 1567 in Caston, Norf., Eng.. She was christened on 25 Mar 1563 in , Caston, Norfolk, England.

      Rose married John SNELL on 3 Apr 1578 in Caston, Norfolkshire, England.

      12 F x. Elizabeth GILMAN was born on 17 Apr 1569 in Caston, Norf., Eng.. She was christened on 17 Apr 1569 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.

      Elizabeth married William FOLSOM about 1592 in Caston, Norfolk, England.

      13 F xi. Johe GILMAN was born about 1571 in Caston, Norfolk, England.

      14 F xii. Olive GILMAN was christened on 21 Nov 1573 in , Caston, Norfolk, England.

Third Generation

    5. Edward GILMAN (Edward, Edward) was born on 22 Jun 1555 in , Hingham, Norfolkshire, England. He was christened on 20 Apr 1557 in Caston, Norfolk, Hingham, England. He died on 6 Mar 1631 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 6 Mar 1631 in Caston, Norfolk, England.

    Edward married (1) Mary HAWES Mary was born in 1561 in Of, Caston, Norfolk, Eng. She died on 9 Mar 1618 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She was buried on 9 Mar 1618 in Caston, Norfolk, Eng.

    They had the following children:

      15 F i. Bridget GILMAN was born in 1582 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was christened in 1582 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died in 1665 in England.

      Bridget married Edward LINCOLN on 3 Jun 1614 in Hingham, Norfolk, Eng.

      + 16 M ii. Edward GILMAN was born about 1587. He died on 22 Jun 1655.

      17 M iii. Lawrence GILMAN was born about 1591 in Caston, Norfolkshire, England. He was christened on 1 Dec 1594 in Caston, Norfolk, England. He died in 1647 in Caston, Norfolkshire, England. He was buried on 21 Aug 1629 in Caston, Norfolk, , England.

      Lawrence married Anne about 1619 in Caston, Norfolk, England.

      18 F iv. Katherine GILMAN was born about 1595 in Caston, Norfolk,England. She was buried in , , Hemet.

      19 M v. John GILMAN was born in 1596 in Hingham, Norf., England. He was christened on 28 Feb 1598 in Hingham, Norfolk, Eng. He died in 1639 in Caston, Norfolkshire, England. He was buried in 1639.

      John married (1) Ann GARNEY in 1622 in , Norfolk, Eng.

      John married (2) Ann GURNEY on 1 Oct 1636 in Hingham, Norfolk, , England.

      John married (3) Anne

      20 F vi. Rose GILMAN was born about 1597 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      21 F vii. Jane GILMAN was born about 1599 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was buried in , , Hemet.

      22 F viii. Elizabeth GILMAN was born about 1601 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      23 F ix. Margaret GILMAN was born on 1 Aug 1602 in Hingham, Norfolk, , England. She was christened on 1 Aug 1602 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, England.

      24 F x. Sarah GILMAN was born on 4 Aug 1603 in Hingham, Norfolk, , England. She was christened on 4 Oct 1603 in Hingham, Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      Sarah married John LEAVITT in 1622 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

    Edward married (2) SMITH

Fourth Generation

    16. Edward GILMAN, "The Emigrant" (Edward, Edward, Edward) was born about 1587 in , Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was christened on 20 Apr 1587 in Of, Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 22 Jun 1655 in , Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He was buried on 10 Apr 1681 in , Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

    Edward married Mary CLARK daughter of John CLARK and Elizabeth on 3 Jun 1614 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. Mary was born in 1585/1600 in , Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died on 22 Jun 1681 in , Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Edward "The Emigrant" came with Mary and his sons, John, Moses and Edward and two daughers to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1647. They sailed in June on the ship, "Dilligent" from Suffolk, England to Boston, Massachusetts, arriving on 10 Aug 1638. There were about one hundred passengers on board, most from Hingham, Norfolk destined for Hingham, Massachusetts.

    They had the following children:

      25 F i. Mary GILMAN was born on 6 Aug 1615 in Of, Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was christened on 6 Aug 1615 in , Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died on 15 Jun 1681 in , Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

      Mary married (1) Nicholas JACOB in 1629 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      Mary married (2) John FOULSHAM (FOLSOM) on 4 Oct 1636 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      Mary married (3) John BEAL (BEALES) on 10 Mar 1658/1659 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

      26 M ii. Edward GILMAN was born on 26 Dec 1617 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, England. He was christened on 26 Dec 1617 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, England. He died on 22 Jan 1681 in Lost At Sea. He was buried in At Sea.

      Edward married (1) Elizabeth Mary SMITH on 28 Sep 1647 in Ipswich, Essex, MA.

      Edward married (2) Abigail MAVERICK

      Edward married (3) Gilman SMITH in Ipswich, Long Island, New York.

      27 F iii. Sarah GILMAN was born on 26 Dec 1617 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was christened on 26 Dec 1617 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died DIED YOUNG. in Hingham, Eng..

      28 M iv. Moses GILMAN was born on 15 Sep 1619 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was christened on 15 Sep 1619 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 19 Sep 1619 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 19 Sep 1619 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      29 F v. Lydia Clark GILMAN was born in 1619 in , Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died on 12 Mar 1688/1689 in , Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

      Lydia married Daniel CUSHING on 19 Jan 1645 in , Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

      30 M vi. Joshua GILMAN was born on 15 Sep 1619 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was christened on 19 Sep 1619 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England.He died in 1620 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 19 Sep 1619 in Hingham, Norfolk, Eng.

      + 31 F vii. Sarah GILMAN was born on 19 Jan 1622. She died on 26 May 1700.

      32 M viii. John GILMAN was born on 10 Jan 1624 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, England. He was christened on 10 Jan 1624 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 24 Jul 1708 in Of, Exeter, Rockingham, NH. He was buried in 1708.

      John married (1) Elizabeth FREWORTHY on 20 Jun 1647 in , , , Colonies.

      John married (2) Elizabeth TREWORGYE (TREVORGYE) on 30 Jun 1657 in Exter, Rockingham, NH.

      33 M ix. Lawrence GILMAN was born in 1626 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

      34 M x. Jeremy GILMAN was born on 11 Mar 1628 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was christened on 11 Mar 1628 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 19 Aug 1635. He was buried on 19 Aug 1635 in Hingham, Norfolk,, England.

      + 35 M xi. Moses GILMAN was born on 11 Mar 1630 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, England. He was christened on 11 Mar 1630 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 6 Aug 1702 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He was buried in Newmarket, Rockingham, NH.

      Moses married (1) Elizabeth HERSEY HERSIE in 1658 in Hingham, Plymouth,Massachusetts.

      Moses married (2) Anne about 1660.

      Moses married (3) Anne HEARD

      36 M xii. Daniel GILMAN was born on 24 Aug 1633 in Of Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was christened on 29 Aug 1633 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 21 Apr 1634 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He was buried on 21 Apr 1634 in Hingham, Norfolkshire, England.

      37 F xiii. Elizabeth GILMAN was born on 28 Sep 1634 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was christened on 28 Sep 1634 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She died on 19 Feb 1635 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. She was buried on 19 Feb 1635 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.

Fifth Generation

    31. Sarah GILMAN (Edward, Edward, Edward, Edward) was born on 19 Jan 1622 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England, England. She was christened on 19 Jan 1622 in Norfolk, Norf., England. She died on 26 May 1700 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. She was buried on 26 May 1700.

    Sarah married (1) John LEAVITT Deacon son of Percival LEVETT (LEAVITT) and Margaret LINKLEY on 16 Dec 1646/1647 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. John was born in 1608 in Dorchester, , England, England. He died on 20 Nov 1691 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA.He was buried in Nov 1691 in Old, Hingham, Plymouth, MA.

    They had the following children:

      38 M i. Israel LEAVITT was born on 23 Apr 1648 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA.He was christened on 23 Apr 1648 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. He died on 26 Dec 1696 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA.

      Israel married (1) Lydia JACKSON on 10 Jan 1676 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.

      Israel married (2) Preserved HALL in , , , Colonies.

      39 M ii. Moses LEAVITT was born on 12 Aug 1650 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. He was christened on 12 Aug 1650 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. He died on 17 Jun 1730 in Exeter, Rockingham, NH. He was buried on 17 Jun 1730 in Exeter, Rockingham, NH.

      Moses married Dorothy DUDLEY on 26 Oct 1681 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      40 M iii. Josiah LEAVITT was born on 4 May 1653 in Plymouth Co., Higham, MA. He was christened on 15 Oct 1679 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. He died on 14 Sep 1708 in Hingham, Ply, Mass.

      Josiah married Margaret JOHNSON on 20 Oct 1676 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA.

      41 M iv. Nehemiah LEAVITT was born on 25 Jan 1656 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. He was christened on 25 Jan 1655/1656 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. He died on 25 May 1715 in Exeter, , NH.

      Nehemiah married (1) Alice GILMAN about 1678.

      Nehemiah married (2) Alice

      Nehemiah married (3) Alice CARTEE

      42 F v. Sarah LEAVITT was born on 25 Feb 1659 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. She died on 29 May 1726 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA.

      Sarah married (1) Nehemiah CLAPP on 17 Apr 1678 in Dorchester, Suf., Mass..

      Sarah married (2) Samuel HOWE (HOW) on 18 Sep 1685 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass..

      Sarah married (3) Samuel HOURE on 18 Sep 1685.

      43 F vi. Mary LEAVITT was born on 12 Jun 1661 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. She died on 10 Oct 1682.

      Mary married (1) Benjamin BATES on 10 Aug 1682 in New London, New London, CT.

      Mary married (2) Jonathan SIKES in Feb 1706.

      44 F vii. Hannah LEAVITT was born on 20 Mar 1664 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. She died on 5 Oct 1728 in Lexington, Middlesex, MA.

      Hannah married (1) Joseph LORING son of John LORING and Mary BAKER on 25 Oct 1683 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. Joseph was born on 10 Mar 1660 in Hull, Plymouth, MA. He died on 3 Feb 1692 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA.

      Hannah married (2) Joseph ESTABROOK II on 25 Aug 1693 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA.

      Hannah married (3) Joseph BROCK on 25 Aug 1693.

      45 F viii. Abigail LEAVITT was born on 9 Dec 1667 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA. She was christened on 9 Dec 1667 in Of Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA. She died on 11 Nov 1770 in W. Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA. She was buried in Old, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.

      Abigail married (1) John LASELL on 20 Jan 1685.

      Abigail married (2) Isaac LASELL on 25 Jan 1685 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

      Abigail married (3) Isaac JOHNSON on 20 Jan 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass..

    Sarah married (2) Deacon LEAVITT on 16 Dec 1646 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    35 M xi. Moses GILMAN (Edwaard, Edward, Edward, Edward) was born on 11 Mar 1630 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, England. He was christened on 11 Mar 1630 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 6 Aug 1702 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He was buried in Newmarket, Rockingham, NH.

    This is where Cass Shaw join the Gilman line. If you want to contact her, you can reach her at. - MarmaladesMom@aol.com

    Moses married (1) Elizabeth HERSEY HERSIE Daughter of William Hersey, Sr. in 1658 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    They had the following children:

      46.   M.   i. Moses GILMAN born 3 July 1659 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 1747.

      47.   M.   ii. Jeremiah GILMAN born 31 Aug 1660 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      48.   F.   iii. Elizabeth GILMAN born 19 Apr 1663 Exeter, Roxhingham, New Hampshire, died 1728.

      +   49.   iv. James GILMAN born 31 May 1630 Hingham, Norfolk, England, died 6 Aug 1702 Exeter, New Hamshire.

      James married Mary GOLLOFF born 17 Sept 1667 Exeter, New Hamshire.

      50.   M.   v. John GILMAN born 7 Jan 1668 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 1753.

      51.   M.   vi. David GILMAN born about 1670 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      52.   M.   vii. Joshua GILMAN born about 1672 Exeter, Rokingham, New Hampshire, died 26 Jan 1718.

      53.   M.   viii. Caleb GILMAN born about 1674 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      54.   F.   ix. Judith GILMAN born about 1676 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 1727.

      55.   F.   x. Mary GILMAN born about 1668 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

    Moses married (2) Anne about 1660.

    Moses married (3) Anne HEARD

Sixth Generation

    49. James GILMAN , (Moses, Edward, Edward, Edward, Edward) born 31 May 1630 Hingham, Norfolk, England, died 6 Aug 1702 Exeter, New Hamshire.

    James married Mary GOLLOFF daughter of Christian Logan Golloff and Rachel Moulton about 1699 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, born 17 Sept 1667 Exeter, New Hamshire.

    They had the following children:

      56.   F.   v. Elizabeth GILMAN born about 1691 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      57.   M.   i. James GILMAN born 1699 Newfield or/ Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      58.   F.   ii. Rachel GILMAN born 1699 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      +   59.   iii.   Nehemiah GILMAN born 1700 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham.

      Nehemiah married Martha Jane GREY born 1704 Portsmouth, New Hamshire.

      60.   F.   vii. Ruth B. GILMAN born 1701 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      61.   F.   vi. Sarah GILMAN born about 1706 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      62.   F.   iv. Hannah GILMAN born about 1715 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      63.   F.   vi. Mary GILMAN born about 1719 Newfield or/Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Seventh Generation

    59.   Nehemiah GILMAN (James, Moses, Edward, Edward, Edward, Edward) born 1700 Exeter, Norfolk, New Hampshire, died 1796 Meredith, Belknap, New Hampshire.

    Nehemiah married Martha Jane GREY born 1704 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

    They had the following children:

      +   64.   i.   Theophilus GILMAN born 26 Dec 1725 Exeter, Norfolk, New Hampshire, died 1810.

      Theophilus married Deborah WEBSTER born 1729.

      65.   M.   ii. Nehamiah GILMAN born New Hampshire

      66.   M.   iii. John GILMAN born New Hampshire

      67.   M.   iv. David GILMAN born New Hampshire.

      68.   F.   v. Elizabeth GILMAN born New Hampshire.

Eighth Generation

    64.   Theophilus GILMAN (Nehemiah, James, Moses, Edward, Edward, Edward, Edward) born 26 Dec 1725 Exeter, Norfolk, New Hampshire, died 1810.

    Theophilus Gilman was a delegate from Exeter to The Third Provincial Congress on 21 April 1775.

    Theophilus married Deborah WEBSTER daughter of Nathaniel Webster and Martha Gilman, m. about about 1750 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, born 29 Apr 1729 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hamphire.

    They had the following children:

      68.   M.   i. Nehemiah GILMAN born 1752 Newfield, Rockingham New Hampshire, died Young.

      69.   M.   ii. Nehemiah GILMAN born 24 Jan 1753 Newfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      70.   F.   iii. Deborah GILMAN born 11 Apr 1755 Newfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      71.   M.   iv. Theophilus GILMAN born 12 May 1765 Newfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      +   72.   v.   Mary GILMAN (Mollie) born 6 Aug 1759 in Exeter, New Hampshire, died 13 Aug 1834 in Muskingum, Ohio.

      Mollie married Major Jonathon Cass born 1753 in Exeter, New Hampshire, died 1830 in Mushingum, Ohio.

      73.   F.   vi. Martha GILMAN born 6 Aug 1761 Newfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

      74.   F.   vii. Elizabeth GILMAN born 11 Aug 1768 Newfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Ninth Generation

    72.   Mary GILMAN (Mollie) (Theophilus, Nehemiah, James, Moses, Edward, Edward, Edward, Edward) born 6 Aug 1759 in Exeter, New Hampshire, died 13 Aug 1834 in Muskingum, Ohio.

    Mollie married Major Jonathon Cass born 1753 in Exeter, New Hampshire, died 1830 in Mushingum, Ohio.

    Major Jonathan Cass son of (Joseph, Jonathan, Capt. Joseph, John) was born at Exter, New Hampshire on 29 October 1753. He was a blacksmith and farmer at Exeter. While still a very young man, he had a relationship with a young woman named Mary Bean or Bream. According to DAR records, they are believed to have lived in East Kingston and had several children: David, born in 1774, Rachel in 1775, John born in 1776, Samuel in 1780 and Philip in 1784. Jonathan enlisted as a private in the Revolution. Immediately after the Battle of Lexington in June of 1775, he left his forge and joined the Continental Army, serving in the Battle of Bunker Hill. He also fought in the Battle of Princeton, Trenton and Monmouth. Before the end of the war, he was commissioned Ensign and then Captain of the 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line. He was elected an orginal member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati on 18 Nov 1783.

    After he returned at the end of the war, J. C. married Mary Gilman "Mollie," daughter of Theophilus and Deborah (Webster) Gilman on 20 December 1781 at Exeter, New Hampshire, she was born there 6 August 1759, and she died on 13 August 1834 at the age of 71 at Muskingum, Ohio. He moved from Exeter to Boscawen and built the first house west of Blackwater River in New Hampshire and pursued his trades for some time.

    On 20 October 1786 he accepted a commission in the army raised for the defense of the Western Frontier. This earned him the rank of Major, 3rd Regiment of the Army of the United States. He commanded Fort Hamilton, in Ohio.

    The histories of Butler and Hamilton Counties of Ohio maintain that he was an expert with horses, but he broke and mangled his leg while his horse stumbled jumping over a log. He was forced to retire as commander of Fort Hamilton in 1800. His leg never healed and was debilitating until he died. On 15 Feburary 1801 he resigned his post and moved to Marieta, Ohio with his family. He died at his home, "Wacatomaka" in Dresden, Muskingum County, Ohio on 14 August 1830 at age 77. He had not received a pension but had been granted 4,500 acres of land there near Dresden, Ohio for his Military Service.

    They had the following children:

        75.   M.   i. Lewis Cass born 9 Oct. 1782

        76.   F.   ii. Deborah Webster Cass born 16 Apr. 1784

      Deborah married Judge Silliman at Zanesvile, Ohio.

        77.   M.   iii. George Washington Cass born 14 Jan 1786, became a renowned military leader.

        78.   M.   iv. Charles Lee Cass born 15 Aug 1787

        79.   F.   v. Mary Cass, (Polly) born 12 Aug. 1788

      Mary married Joseph Munroe of Zanesville, Ohio

        80.   M.   vi. John Jay Cass born 28 Feb 1791, died 29 Apr 1792

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