Zadock Tillotson was the son of Samuel Tillotson and Sarah Partridge. (His name also appears as Zadoc.) Zadock was born in Lee or Tyringham, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on December 26, 1793. He married twice. His first wife was Susan Caroline Rogers. (Her name sometimes appears as Caroline Susan Rogers.) Susan was born on June 12, 1794 in Hudson, New York. Zadock and Caroline married on August 29, 1815 in Tyringham, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. (The marriage date also appears as August 24 in some sources.) Grant Tillotson's description of the move from Massachusetts states that Susan contracted measles on the way.
Zadock and Susan had the following children:
Harriet Amelia Tillotson was born January 12, 1820 in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. She married James Austin Hancock on October 3, 1839 (the date also appears as October 4). James was the son of Lot and Persis Hancock.
Harriet and James had three children, all born in Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio:
Charles Harrison Hancock was born August 14, 1840. He died of consumption on March 13, 1862 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland.
George Henry Hancock was born February 3, 1848. He married Emma Lucinda Farnsworth on February 27, 1868. She was born to Seriah Farnsworth and his wife on January 30, 1849 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Austin Tillotson Hancock was born March 23, 1856.
Harriet Amelia Tillotson died in Liverpool, Medina County, Ohio on May 1, 1856. James Austin Hancock died on February 9, 1903 in Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio.
Edward Rogers Tillotson was born November 15, 1823 in Brunswick, Medina Couny, Ohio. He was married twice, first to Augusta Schooley, and second to Elizabeth "Betsey" Brown Sanderson. See their web page for more information.
Zadock Tillotson, Jr. was born August August 23, 1834 in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. Zadock married twice. He first married Emily Maria Metcalf. Later he married Sarah M. Potter Silk. See Zadock Jr.'s web page for more information.
Zadock Sr. was a farmer and blacksmith. Politically he was a Whig.
Susan Caroline Rogers died in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio on July 23, 1837. She is buried in Westview Cemetery, Brunswick, Ohio next to Zadock.
About a year later Zadock married Almira Benjamin Babcock on June 14, 1838. (Her name also appears as Elmira.) Almira was born on February 4, 1802 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York. Almira sometimes appears with Streeter as a last name. She may have been a widow at the time she married Zadock. Almira was probably the daughter of William Babcock and Anna Lovejoy.
Almira Benjamin Babcock Tillotson.
Zadock and Almira probably had one child:
Caroline Rogers Tillotson was born about 1841. Her name may exemplify the common custom of naming a child by a subsequent wife after the previous wife who died. Caroline married Amos Woodruff on July 22, 1861. They had one child, George Woodruff, who was born in 1861.
Caroline died in 1876 of a fever while traveling in Michigan. Amos died in 1899.
Several sources indicate Caroline was Almira's daughter. Almira's obituary says she and Zadock had no children together. Caroline may have been a daughter of Almira by a previous husband or an adopted child. In a letter written after Caroline's death, Almira refers to Caroline as hers.
Zadock Tillotson Sr. died on April 28, 1859 in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. He is buried there in Westview Cemetery. In 1862 Almira moved to Crete, Will County, Illinois to live with her niece with whom she stayed twenty-three years. Almira Benjamin Babcock Tillotson died on December 14, 1888 in Crete, Will County, Illinois at the home of my great-great-grandparents Franklin James Tillotson and Jane Ann Sexton, with whom Almira lived the last three years of her life. See Almira's obituary.
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