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Hannah Pettis

of Groton, Connecticut


I was interested to learn that Asher Palmer's first wife, Hannah Pettis, was related to me through another ancestral line, the Chapman family. Hannah's mother, Mary (Chapman) Pettis, was the sister of my 6th great-grandfather, Levi Chapman.

An ahnentafel of Hannah Pettis' Chapman ancestry is provided below:


Generation No. 1

1. Hannah Pettis, born May 1797 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut; died 1822-1824. She was the daughter of 2. Joseph Pettis and 3. Mary Chapman. She married (1) Asher Palmer 28 June 1816. He was the son of Uriah Palmer and Elizabeth Newton.

Children of Hannah Pettis and Asher Palmer are:

i. Sybil A. Palmer, born 07 April 1818; died 07 October 1884; married (1) Henry Saunders 04 April 1841; married (2) George Harris Aft. 1842.

ii. John B. Palmer, born 14 January 1820; died 06 November 1893.

iii. Denison Palmer, born 04 May 1821; died 09 February 1902; married Huldah Burdick November 1847.

iv. Lydia N. Palmer, born 20 September 1822; died 10 November 1871; married Ransom P. Burdick 03 April 1843.

Generation No. 2

2. Joseph Pettis, born Abt. 1749 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. He married 3. Mary Chapman February 1785 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.

3. Mary Chapman, born 09 December 1753. She was the daughter of 6. David Chapman and 7. Patience Rouse.

Children of Joseph Pettis and Mary Chapman are:

i. Joseph Pettis, born 10 September 1786.

ii. Mercy Pettis, born Abt. 1788.

iii. Lucy Pettis, born 20 March 1793 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut; married (1) James Douglas 25 June 1812 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; married (2) Jonathan Verguson Abt. 1825.

iv. Anna Pettis, born 10 March 1795.

1 v. Hannah Pettis, born May 1797 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut; died 1822-1824; married Asher Palmer 28 June 1816.

Generation No. 3

6. David Chapman, born 03 April 1719 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut; died November 1805 in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut. He was the son of 12. William Chapman and 13. Mercy Stoddard. He married 7. Patience Rouse Abt. 1744.

7. Patience Rouse, born Abt. 1720; died June 1803 in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of 14. John Rouse and 15. Patience Baker.

Children of David Chapman and Patience Rouse are:

i. Mercy Chapman, born 09 December 1743.

ii. David Chapman, born 11 October 1747.

iii. Levi Chapman, born 21 October 1748 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut; died 21 June 1828; married Elizabeth "Betsey" Stoddard Abt. 1770 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.

iv. John Chapman, born 22 August 1752.

3 v. Mary Chapman, born 09 December 1753; married Joseph Pettis February 1785 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut.

vi. William Chapman, born 07 April 1755.

vii. Sarah Chapman, born 12 November 1758.

Generation No. 4

12. William Chapman, born 21 March 1690/91 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 10 July 1760. He was the son of 24. William Chapman and 25. Hannah Lester. He married 13. Mercy Stoddard 08 January 1717/18 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

13. Mercy Stoddard, born Abt. 1697 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died September 1777 in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of 26. Robert Stoddard and 27. Mary Mortimore.

Children of William Chapman and Mercy Stoddard are:

6 i. David Chapman, born 03 April 1719 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut; died November 1805 in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut; married Patience Rouse Abt. 1744.

ii. Amos Chapman, born 18 May 1721 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

iii. Mary "Mercy" Chapman, born 13 October 1723 in Groton New London County, Connecticut; married John Spicer.

iv. Kezia Chapman, born 31 May 1726 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

v. William Chapman, born 29 August 1728 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

vi. Joseph Chapman, born 02 May 1731.

vii. Joshua Chapman, born 22 March 1732/33 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

viii. Caleb Chapman, born 19 December 1735 in Groton New London County, Connecticut; married Freelove Lamb 04 May 1760 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

ix. Isaac Chapman, born 18 December 1740 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

14. John Rouse. He married 15. Patience Baker.

15. Patience Baker.

Child of John Rouse and Patience Baker is:

7 i. Patience Rouse, born Abt. 1720; died June 1803 in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut; married David Chapman Abt. 1744.

Generation No. 5

24. William Chapman, born 1665 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 21 August 1734. He was the son of 48. William Chapman. He married 25. Hannah Lester Abt. 1690 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

25. Hannah Lester, born 11 March 1670/71 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 1701. She was the daughter of 50. Daniel Lester and 51. Hannah Fox.

Children of William Chapman and Hannah Lester are:

12 i. William Chapman, born 21 March 1690/91 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 10 July 1760; married Mercy Stoddard 08 January 1717/18 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

ii. Jonathan Chapman.

iii. Solomon Chapman.

iv. Mary Chapman.

26. Robert Stoddard. He married 27. Mary Mortimore.

27. Mary Mortimore.

Child of Robert Stoddard and Mary Mortimore is:

13 i. Mercy Stoddard, born Abt. 1697 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died September 1777 in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut; married William Chapman 08 January 1717/18 in Groton New London County, Connecticut.

Generation No. 6

48. William Chapman.

Children of William Chapman are:

i. John Chapman, born November 1653; died Aft. May 1748 in prob. Colchester, Connecticut; married Sarah.

ii. Samuel Chapman, born 1655; died 02 November 1758 in Cohantic District, Connecticut; married Bethiah.

24 iii. William Chapman, born 1665 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 21 August 1734; married Hannah Lester Abt. 1690 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

iv. Joseph Chapman, born 1667.

v. Jeremiah Chapman, born 1670.

vi. Rebeccah Chapman.

vii. Sarah Chapman.

50. Daniel Lester, born 15 April 1642. He was the son of 100. Andrew Lester and 101. Barbara. He married 51. Hannah Fox 11 August 1669.

51. Hannah Fox, born 25 September 1648 in Concord, Massachusetts; died 22 February 1712/13 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of 102. Thomas Fox and 103. Hannah Brooks.

Children of Daniel Lester and Hannah Fox are:

i. Ann Lester, born 30 August 1670 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

25 ii. Hannah Lester, born 11 March 1670/71 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 1701; married William Chapman Abt. 1690 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

iii. Elizabeth Lester, born 25 February 1671/72 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

iv. Daniel Lester, born 15 April 1676 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

v. John Lester, born 15 October 1679 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

vi. David Lester, born 1680 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

vii. Thomas Lester, born 1690 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

Generation No. 7

100. Andrew Lester, born in England; died 1670 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. He married 101. Barbara 1634-1653 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.

101. Barbara, died 1654.

Children of Andrew Lester and Barbara are:

50 i. Daniel Lester, born 15 April 1642; married Hannah Fox 11 August 1669.

ii. Andrew Lester, born 26 December 1644.

iii. Mary Lester, born 26 December 1647.

iv. Anne Lester, born 21 March 1650/51.

Children of Andrew Lester and Ann Brooks are:

i. Timothy Lester, born 04 July 1662.

ii. Joseph Lester, born 15 June 1664.

iii. Benjamin Lester, born Abt. 1666.

102. Thomas Fox, born 1609-1619 in England; died 14 April 1658 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of 204. Samuel Fox. He married 103. Hannah Brooks 13 December 1647 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

103. Hannah Brooks, born 1626 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1670 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of 206. Thomas Brooks and 207. Grace.

Children of Thomas Fox and Hannah Brooks are:

51 i. Hannah Fox, born 25 September 1648 in Concord, Massachusetts; died 22 February 1712/13 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; married Daniel Lester 11 August 1669.

ii. Thomas Fox, born 26 February 1649/50.

iii. Samuel Fox, born 1651.

iv. Mary Fox, born 1653.

v. John Fox, born 1655.

vi. David Fox, born 1656.

vii. Isaac Fox, born 17 October 1657.

Generation No. 8

204. Samuel Fox, born Abt. 1583 in England.

Child of Samuel Fox is:

102 i. Thomas Fox, born 1609-1619 in England; died 14 April 1658 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; married Hannah Brooks 13 December 1647 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

206. Thomas Brooks, born Bef. 1605; died 21 May 1667 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He married 207. Grace.

207. Grace.

Child of Thomas Brooks and Grace is:

103 i. Hannah Brooks, born 1626 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1670 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; married (1) Thomas Fox 13 December 1647 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; married (2) Andrew Lester 1661 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; married (3) Isaac Willey 1670.

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