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Nicholas Northup was born on January 20, 1689 in North Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He was the son of Stephen Northup Jr. and Mary Thomas
Abigail Eldred was born abt. 1692. She was the daughter of Daniel Eldred & Mary Phillips
Freelove Eldred was born on March 29, 1701 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Daniel Eldred & Mary Phillips
Sarah Gould was born on unknown date, unknown parents

THE FAMILIES OF NICHOLAS NORTHUP

First marriage:

Nicholas Northup & Abigail EldredNicholas Northup & Abigail Eldred were married on March 23, 1720, probably in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI. They had 4 children, born between 1722 to January 1728. Abigail died in 1729. Nicholas was remarried to her sister, Freelove Eldred about 1730.

The Children of Nicholas Northup & Abigail Eldred

Thomas NorthupThomas Northup was born about 1722 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI. His mother died in 1729 when he was about age 7, and his father remarried in 1730. According to Tamara Barker's online family tree, Thomas married Susanna Congdon about 1740 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI. Thomas moved from Rhode Island to England sometime between 1740 to 1752, and he also married Lady Needham, who had been born in England, at some point during that same time. Tamara Barker's tree lists 8 children born to Thomas Northup, and presumably Lady Needham; it is not known if he had any children with first wife Susanna. The only dates given are for sons Nicholas & Needham, born in 1752 & 1754 in England, and daughter Eunice, born 1866. Thomas returned with his family to American between 1756-1766, and in 1790 he is listed with several of his sons on the census of Stephen Town, Albany (became Rensselaer Co., in 1791) Co., NY. Thomas Northup died sometime after 1790, probably in Prob in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY
Abigail NorthupAbigail Northup was born about 1724 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI. His mother died in 1729 when he was about age 5, and his father remarried in 1730.
Nicholas NorthupNicholas Northup was born in April 1726 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI.. His mother died in 1729 when he was about age 3, and his father remarried in 1730. Nicholas marred Hannah Allen on March 29, 1750. Nicholas died on July 23, 1805. Hannah died on March 19, 1811.
Gideon NorthupGideon Northup was born on January 28, 1728 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI.. His mother died in 1729 when he was about age 1, and his father remarried in 1730. Gideon married Avis Slocum on September 26, 1751 and they had at least 2 children. Gideon Northup died on September 30, 1814.

Second marriage:

Nicholas Northup & Freelove EldredNicholas Northup & Freelove Eldred were married about 1731, probably in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI. They had 4 children, born between 1722 to January 1727/1728. Freelove died in 1758.

The Children of Nicholas Northup & Freelove Eldred

Daughter NorthupDaughter Northup was born on Abt. 1732 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI.
Rouse NorthupRouse Northup was born on March 1734 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI.
Eunice NorthupEunice Northup was born on Abt. 1736 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI.
Daniel NorthupDaniel Northup was born on June 21, 1738 in North Kingston, Washington Co., RI. Daniel married Ann Hampton Collins on February 14, 1777 and they had 6 children, born between 1778 to 1785. At the time of their marriage, Ann was the young widow of Robert Collins, whom she had married in Caroline Co., VA. (She was also from there.) Ann had one son, John Robert Collins, from her first marriage. Daniel was a Revolutionary War veteran who had been born in Rhode Island. He served as a sergeant in Col. Archibald Crary's Rhode Island Regiment until 1779 and perhaps longer. He was 39 years old when he married Ann Hampton Collins, and she was age 17 if I have her correct birthdate. How Daniel met Ann and where they were married is not clear. He may have been in the service in Virginia and met her at that time. It is also possible that her first husband brought her to New England to live, she remaining after his death and later marrying Daniel Northup. Two of his children, born in 1782 & 1784, are both listed later by their children as being born in Virginia. Marie Fox, one of his descendants, writes that he is probably the Daniel Northup who lived in Botetourt Co., Va., in 1785 and 1786. The family was living in Kenawha Co., WV by 1791. A history of Kenawha Co., WV tells of an Indian attack in May 1791 where "Hampton and Thomas Northrop, (and) a black boy" were taken prisoner - this agrees with family story that Daniel & Ann's son Hampton was captured by the Indians at an early age, although family story states that older brother Thomas Jefferson Northup escaped being captured. Daniel Northup is on a 1792 tax list for Kenawha Co., WV, along with the legendary Daniel Boone. In an internet bio of Daniel Boone it states that: "After the Revolutionary War, Boone worked as a surveyor along the Ohio River and settled for a time in Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia). In 1792, Kentucky was admitted into the Union as the 15th state. Litigation arose that questioned many settlers' title to their lands. Boone lost all his property due to lack of clear title. In 1799, he followed his son, Daniel Morgan Boone, to Missouri which was then under the dominion of Spain. Traveling by canoe, he and his family paddled down the Ohio River to St. Louis." Daniel Northup also left West Virginia about the same time, and he had moved to Washington Co., OH by 1795. In March 1795 he purchased land in Fearing Twp., Washington County, from the Ohio Company (He was one of the original purchasers in the Ohio Company). Ann Hampton Collins Northup probably died between 1785 to 1801. (Their last child was born in 1785, and in her father's will in 1801 she is referred to as his deceased daughter.) I do not know if she died before, during or after the move to Ohio; she is not mentioned in Daniel's land deeds there or in his will. Daniel is listed on the 1800 tax list & 1803 census of Marietta, Washington Co., OH. Gallia County Ohio was formed in 1803 from Washington County; it is located in the southeast portion of the state, bordering West Virginia. Daniel is listed as being in Gallia Co., Ohio in the summer of 1804, and he sold land in Green Twp., Gallia Co., OH to his son Hampton in 1806 when Hampton returned after living with the Indians for 14 years. Daniel is listed on the 1806 & 1808 tax lists of Gallia Co., OH. I have not found an 1810 census for Ohio at this time. The village of Northup, Gallia Co., OH is generally believed to be named for Daniel, although a website that lists origins of Ohio town names (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohgallia/nameorig.htm ) states that at least one source says it was named for a John S. Northup who "laid it out". I'm not sure who this John S. Northup would be; unless it is Daniel's grandson John Siler Northup that was born in 1810. Daniel Northup died November 11, 1811 in Gallia Co., OH. He is buried in Rose Cemetery, Green Twp., Gallia Co., OH. The original sandstone marker to his grave was illegible, and it now has a new marker on top of the old one that was placed there by the Sons of the American Revolution.
The Family of Daniel Northup & Ann Hampton Collins
Notes for Daniel Northup
William NorthupWilliam Northup was born on December 8, 1740 in North Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

Third marriage:

Nicholas Northup & Sarah GouldNicholas Northup & Sarah Gould were probably married sometime after second wife Freelove Eldred's death in 1758. I do not have record of any children for them. Nicholas Northup died in 1764, probably in North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island.