John Tillotson, son of Samuel Tillotson and Sarah Partridge, was born May 18, 1798 in Tyringham, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
John married Adeline Demontank Hitchcock (her first name also appears as Adaline) on January 8, 1828. Adeline was born to David Hitchcock and Ruth A. Kingsley on January 13, 1808 in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.
John and Adeline had nine children:
Eliza Permelia Tillotson was born July 8, 1828 in New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She married Spafford Buell Nye on January 19, 1854 in Norwich, Connecticut. He was born to Buell Nye and Wealthy Merrick in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts on October 17, 1830. (The date also appears as October 19.)
Eliza and Spafford had three children:
Buell Brigham Nye was born April 20, 1856 in Tolland, Connecticut. He married Mary Francis Withey on March 17, 1874. She was born to Benjamin Miles Withey and Rachel Ann Moffit on July 31, 1851 in Dayville, Connecticut.
Buell and Mary had three children.
Jessie Gertrude Nye was born July 6, 1875. She married William B. Smith on June 8, 1898. They had two children:
Raymond Edwin Smith was born April 5, 1899.
Carleston Withey Smith was born October 15. 1902.
Nettie June Nye was born February 2, 1878 and died December 29, 1880.
Walter Raymond Nye was born August 2, 1880.
Clarabelle Nye was born August 5, 1858 in Bloomfield, Connecticut. She married Charles Reynolds on April 25, 1889.
William Nye was born August 1, 1861 and died months later in Broad Brook, Connecticut on October 13 or 14, 1861.
Spafford Buell Nye served with the Eighth Connecticut Volunteers during the Civil War. Eliza and Spafford eventually settled in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Late in life, presumably after Eliza had passed away, Spafford lived at the Fitch Soldier's Home in Connecticut.
Mary Abigail Tillotson was born June 18, 1830 in New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She married Henry R. Prentice in 1862. They had two children:
Lucius Henry Prentice was born January 1, 1868 in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Watson Tillotson Prentice was born September 5, 1870 in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Mary Abigail Tillotson died September 17, 1879 in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Lucinda Abi Tillotson was born December 27, 1831 in New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. (Some records give her birth date as December 18). She married twice. She first married Andrew J. Brunt. They had one child:
Clara Ada Brunt was born in December, 1859 in Sep 1860.
Andrew J. Brunt died in 1863 in Woodstock, Connecticut. Lucinda Abi Tillotson later married Erastus Edmunds. They had two children:
Cortez Emory Edmunds was born October 5, 1869.
Lottie May Edmunds was born August 1, 1872. Lottie May Edmunds died December 4, 1874 in Elmwood, Connecticut.
Lucinda Abi Tillotson died March 1, 1879 in New Hartford, Connecticut.
John Seth Tillotson was born September 25, 1833 in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. He was married twice: first to Helen M. Lovejoy and later to Nellie Crowley. John Seth Tillotson died June 10, 1903 in Mandan, North Dakota.
Sarah Adaline Tillotson was born January 5, 1836 in Liverpool, Ohio. She married Chauncey Nearing Latimer in January, 1857. Chauncey was born to Chauncey Latimer and Mary V. Nearing on December 8, 1815 (or 1816) in Port Jefferson, Wisconsin. Sarah and Chauncey had no children. Sarah died in Windsor, Connecticut on May 12, 1888.
Cortez Stevens Tillotson was born June 12, 1838 in Liverpool, Ohio. He married Lucy Snyder on October 3, 1858. They had three children:
Cortis Levi Tillotson. He married Dorothea Louise Ziesinger. They had two children:
Ethel Margaret Tillotson. She married George Alfred Ballam. They had two children:
Robert Allen Ballam was born June 24, 1922 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robert Allen Ballam died June 25, 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jack Cortis Ballam first married Doris Doran Webster. They had no children. Later Jack married Elsie Emma Seville. Jack and Elsie had three children, and Jack also adopted three of Elsie's children from her previous marriage. Jack was a mining engineer. He worked throughout the southwestern United States and Mexico. Jack died January 28, 1995 in Camp Verde, Arizona. Elsie died June 6, 2002 in Camp Verde, Arizona. Both Jack and Elsie are buried in Camp Verde.
Jay Walter Tillotson was born November 11, 1891 in Menominie, Wisconsin. He married Mildred Marks Noonan on April 20, 1925 in New York, New York. They had three children:
Dorothea Dale Tillotson was born in Tarrytown, New York. She married Kenneth Richard Melvin. They had two children:
Kenneth James Melvin. He married Jemma Baldeosingh. They had three children:
Elizabeth Anne Melvin.
Kathleen Marie Melvin.
Kenneth Patrick Melvin.
Paul Cortis Melvin. He married Carolyn Long. They had one child:
Anthony Scott Melvin.
Jay Walter Tillotson was born in Tarrytown, New York. He married Anne Margaret Barry in Boontown, NJ. They had two children.
Caroline Corrin Tillotson. She married John Walter Schoor. They had two children:
Beulah Ethel Schoor was born May 28, 1885 in Durand, Wisconsin.
Hazel Adeline Schoor was born July 20, 1889 in Durand, Wisconsin.
Lucinda Adeline Tillotson was born October 6, 1861 in Lima, Wisconsin. She married Wilbur Grippen on October 19, 1879. They had three children:
Idellette Grippen was born May 28, 1882 in Durand, Wisconsin.
Cortiss Elroy Grippen was born April 1, 1886 in Durand, Wisconsin.
Fannie Naomi Grippen was born July 26, 1890 in Durand, Wisconsin.
Cortez Stevens Tillotson died July 8, 1864 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Harriet Newell Tillotson was born July 27, 1840 in Abbeyville, Medina County, Ohio. (Her birth date also appears as July 12). She died a youngster on February 19, 1843.
Levi Wallace Tillotson was born June 10, 1842 in Abbeyville, Medina County, Ohio. He married Fannie Booth on April 15, 1868. (Her name also appears as Fanny, but she spelled it Fannie.) Fannie was born to William and Alice Booth of Bury, England on August 29, 1824 (or 1830).
Levi served in the Kansas volunteer infantry in 1861. In 1864 he served again in the Veteran's Battalion in Company B. He was mustered out in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 30, 1865.
Fannie died December 19, 1913. Levi died in 1923. Both are buried in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Fannie Booth Tillotson
Harriet Cornelia Tillotson was born August 22, 1844 in Abbeyville, Medina County, Ohio. She married George Benton Crist on May 2, 1870. They had four children:
Maria Antoinette Crist was born January 5, 1874 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin. She married Massingham.
Mary Adeline Crist was born January 1, 1877 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin. She married John William Uglow on March 12, 1899. They had two children:
Mary Jane Uglow.
John William Uglow died April 24, 1934 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
An infant son was born June 24, 1879 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin. He died on June 24, 1879 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
Ruth Edna Dean Crist was born November 22, 1886 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin. She married William Irvin Little on May 26, 1914. They had three children:
Jane Edna Little.
George Benton Crist died December 2, 1917 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Harriet Cornelia Tillotson died in July, 1927 in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
John received his education in the local district schools. He was a farmer by trade.
John and Adeline separated about 1846. Unfortunately John was a bit too fond of strong drink, and his bouts of alcohol-induced abuse of Adeline forced her to leave him. John moved to Dane County, Wisconsin, taking his three sons with him. Adeline took the daughters and moved to Bloomfield, Connecticut. After years spent living in Wisconsin and Kansas, Levi moved to Bloomfield to take care of his aged mother. Adeline died at Levi's home.
John Tillotson died October 18, 1873 in Crete, Will County, Illinois and is buried there. Adeline died February 21, 1894 (some sources say 1899) and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Robert Ballam provided information about Jack and Elsie Ballam.
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