Ebenezer Belding1

#1976, (29 July 1714 - )
Relationship4th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*John Belding2 (1669 - 1725)
Mother*Sarah Waite3 (1675 - )

Family

Hannah Nash b. 1716
Children 1.Ephraim Belding10 (a 1736 - )
 2.John Belding10 (a 1736 - )
 3.Martha Belding10 (a 1736 - )
 4.Mercy Belding10 (a 1736 - )
 5.Sarah Belding10 (a 1736 - )
 6.Ebenezer Belding Jr.+10 (c 1741 - 1823)
 7.Abilene Belding+11 (c 1750 - c 1854)
Pedigree princ. from History of the Town of Whately (Crafts.)4 
"Among the earliest accessions to the settlement [Ashfield] as it now consisted, of three families, was Dea. Ebenezer Belding, from Hatfield, and Samuel Belding, from Deerfield, with their families. Other settlers came in from time to time, from different quarters. A number of families joined them from the southern part of Connecticut, so that by the year 1754 they numbered from ten to fifteen families and nearly one hundred souls."
p. 373: "Deacon Ebenezer Belding, Sr., was an early settler in Ashfield. He was from Hatfield, a town about 20 miles southeast of Ashfield"
p. 371: "Two of the early families in Ashfield were those of Samuel Belding, of Deerfield, and Ebenezer Belding, Sr., of Hatfield. It is not known whether they were relatives, but probably they were cousins, or if not, then more remotely connected."5 
Birth*29 July 1714He was born on 29 July 1714 at Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.2 
Marriage*30 September 1736He married Hannah Nash, daughter of John Nash and Abilene Field, on 30 September 1736.6,7 
1766He appeared on the census of 1766 at Ashfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.8 
1793He appeared on the census of 1793 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsG.9 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S263] Ruth Phillips Genealogy, online boards.ancestry.com, 1. VESPASIAN8 PHILLIPS (RICHARD7, JOSHUA6, JOSHUA5, RICHARD4, NICHOLAS3, NICHOLAS2, NICHOLAS1) was born March 05, 1749 in Dighton, Ma., and died 1848 in Niles Cayuga N.Y.. He married ABILENE BELDING May 07, 1772 in Ashfield, Ma., daughter of EBENEZER BELDING and HANNAH NASH. She was born Abt. 1750 in Dighton, Ma., and died 1854 in Niles Cayuga N.Y..

    Children of VESPASIAN PHILLIPS and ABILENE BELDING are:
    2. i. ABILENA (ABILENE)9 PHILLIPS, b. 1772, Ashfield, Ma.; d. 1854, Niles, Cayuga N.Y..
    ii. VESPASIAN PHILLIPS, b. 1773, Ashfield, Ma..
    iii. EBENEZER PHILLIPS, b. 1775, Ashfield, Ma.; d. 1843, Farmersville Posey Cty, IN; m. NANCY M. ANNABLE, February 19, 1818, Farmersville Posey Cty, IN; b. June 14, 1796, Ashfield, Ma.; d. June 1828, Farmersville Posey Cty, IN.
    iv. PITTS PHILLIPS, b. 1777, Ashfield, Ma.; m. MARY DANIEL, September 03, 1818.
    3. v. RUTH PHILLIPS, b. February 06, 1779, Ashfield, Ma.; d. December 27, 1842, Black Township, Indiana.
    4. vi. SAMUEL PHILLIPS, b. 1785, Niles Cayuga N.Y.; d. 1857, Black Township Posey County, In..
    5. vii. ELISHA PHILLIPS, b. October 03, 1786, Ashfield, Ma.; d. Farmersville, Posey County, IN..
    viii. DELIAH PHILLIPS, b. 1790, Niles Cayuga N.Y.; m. JULIAS STANLEY, 1843, Albion, Ill..
  2. [S738] James M. Crafts, History of the Town of Whately, Mass. 1661-1899 (Whately, MA: Town of Whately, 1899), p. 391, entry for John Belden. Hereinafter cited as History of Whately (Crafts).
  3. [S738] James M. Crafts, History of Whately (Crafts), p. 391 ff, entry for John Belden.
  4. [S738] James M. Crafts, History of Whately (Crafts).
  5. [S265] E.R. Ellis, editor, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis (Detroit, Michigan: W. Graham Printing Co., 1888), p. 279: "Among the earliest accessions to the settlement [Ashfield] as it now consisted, of three families, was Dea. Ebenezer Belding, from Hatfield, and Samuel Belding, from Deerfield, with their families. Other settlers came in from time to time, from different quarters. A number of families joined them from the southern part of Connecticut, so that by the year 1754 they numbered from ten to fifteen families and nearly one hundred souls."
    p. 373: "Deacon Ebenezer Belding, St., was an early settler in Ashfield. He was from HatOeld, a town about 20 miles southeast of Ashfield"
    p. 371: "Two of the early families in Ashfield were those of Samuel Belding, of Deerfield, and Ebenezer Belding, Sr., of Hatfield. It is not known whether they were relatives, but probably they were cousins, or if not, then more remotely connected.:.
  6. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family or Records of the descendants of Thomas Nash of New Haven, Connecticut, 1640 (Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1853), p. 66.
  7. [S263] Ruth Phillips Genealogy, online boards.ancestry.com, 1. VESPASIAN8 PHILLIPS (RICHARD7, JOSHUA6, JOSHUA5, RICHARD4, NICHOLAS3, NICHOLAS2, NICHOLAS1) was born March 05, 1749 in Dighton, Ma., and died 1848 in Niles Cayuga N.Y.. He married ABILENE BELDING May 07, 1772 in Ashfield, Ma., daughter of EBENEZER BELDING and HANNAH NASH. She was born Abt. 1750 in Dighton, Ma., and died 1854 in Niles Cayuga N.Y..
  8. [S733] History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts (Two Volumes) (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1879), p. 744, citing the Valuation List of 1766 with 71 taxable inhabitants.
  9. [S732] Frederick G. Howes, History of the Town of Ashfield Franklin County, Massachusetts from its Settlement in 1742 to 1910 (Ashfield, Mass.: Town of Ashfield, 1910), pp. 97-98.
  10. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family, p. 66, "Very little is known of this family, as no records can be found. The names of their children were furnished by Mrs. Sally A. Shaw of Plainfield, Mass. a grand-daughter. But she does not know the order of their births." and "It is not known where or when Mr. and Mrs. Belding d."
  11. [S263] Ruth Phillips Genealogy, online boards.ancestry.com.