Mary Tuttle1

#9308, (15 December 1757 - 5 February 1840)
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Capt. Moses Tuttle2 (1732 - 1819)
Mother*Jane Ford3 (1736 - 1794)

Family

Cornelius Hoagland b. 1750, d. 1806
Children 1.Moses Tuttle Hoagland+10 (1778 - 1869)
 2. Delia Hoagland+1 (1782 - 1861)
 3.Martin Hoagland11 (1784 - 1849)
 4.John Hoagland+11 (1786 - 1857)
 5.Jane Hoagland+12 (1788 - 1877)
 6.Okey Hoagland+11 (1791 - 1883)
 7.George W Hoagland+11 (1793 - 1889)
 8.Mary Ann Hoagland11 (1795 - 1796)
 9.Mary Caroline Hoagland11 (1798 - )
 10.Cornelia Hoagland+11 (1800 - 1884)
 11.Emily Hoagland+11 (1803 - 1880)
Life sketch.4 
Birth*15 December 1757She was born on 15 December 1757 at New JerseyB.1,5 
Marriage*15 May 1777She married Cornelius Hoagland, son of Martin Hoagland and Phebe Van Winkle, on 15 May 1777 at New JerseyB.6,7,5 
15 May 1777 As of 15 May 1777,her married name was Hoagland.6 
circa 1778She and Cornelius Hoagland lived circa 1778 at Mount Pleasant, New Jersey.8 
circa 1801She and Cornelius Hoagland removed to Hunter's Bottom, Gallatin Co., KentuckyB, circa 1801 "The story of this removal is entertainingly told by a descendant of Cornelius Hoagland, Mrs. Delia Ann Hiskey, of Lawrenceville, Ill. She writes under date of May 1, 1889: “ When I was a girl of fifteen years, a great deal of my time was spent with my great grandmother. She entertained me during the long Winter evenings by telling me of their removal from New Jersey to Kentucky. She said my great grandfather came out with his son and deaf brother, and bought land enough for all his children in Hunter's Bottom, Gallatin County, Ky., lying on the banks of the Ohio River. After making the purchase these men went to work immediately to prepare a home for those who were yet to come to them from New Jersey. There was heavily timbered land to clear, fences to make. and a house to build out of logs. This was in the year 1800. The country was sparcely settled then, but the inhabitants were very kind, and offered their services to help them in erecting their house, which was large and convenient. My great grandfather wrote to his wife to come just as soon as the house was ready. She, of course, had made all necessary preparations for the journey, which was, in those days, a long and tiresome one. They came to Pittsburgh in wagons, driving stock and bringing farming utensils and every thing they could not get in the new country. When they reached Pittsburgh they embarked uponflat boats built on purpose for families emigrating West. I cannot remember how long it took to make the journey, but it was several weeks. They landed their boats right near where their home and friends were waiting. Great was the joy when these men were united again with their loved ones. This was in October, 1801. My great grandparents brought nine children from Morristown, N. One was born in Gallatin County, Ky., in 1803. That made ten—five sons and five daughters. * * * The name of my great grand- fathers brother was Okey Hoagland (Holland Dutch). This brother was very wealthy and full of aristocratic pride. He told his brother, Cornelius Hoagland, that if he would take those two deaf people, and keep them their natural life, he would at his death will him all he possessed. Perhaps my great grandfather's getting killed by a falling tree, soon after his settlement in Kentucky, was the reason why his family never received a cent from that uncle. He was married, but childless. But what was said a hundred years ago doesn’t amount to much when we can't prove it."
The Hoagland Family in America, p. 80.9,8 
Death*5 February 1840She died on 5 February 1840 at KentuckyB at age 82.1,7,5 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)

Citations

  1. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, History and Genealogy of the Hoagland Family in America (New York: privately published, 1891), images online Ancestry.com, pp. 87 and fn 93. Hereinafter cited as Hoagland Family.
  2. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 86 and fn 88, citing grave markers in the Presbyterian churchyard in Rockaway, NJ.
  3. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 86 and fn 88, citing grave markers in the Presbyterian churchyard in Rockaway, NJ; marker for Jane given as "d. Nov Ae 38."
  4. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 87, footnote, from manuscript sketches by Mary Hoagland Wallace, of Springfield IL:
    lind: Mary Tuttle was connected with some of the leading families of New Jersey. She was niece of Col. Jacob Ford and cousin of judge Gabriel Ford, who for twenty years was one the justices of the State Supreme Court." She was cultured, refined, educated, and although of English descent, she was devoted to the cause of American Independence, and spent much of her leisure in making, with her own hands, garments for the suffering soldiers of the Revolution. She married, during the war, “ Capt. Cornelius Hoagland, a gallant young officer of the New Jersey Militia, and shared with him the acquaintance of many of the military heroes of the day.
    During the encampment of the army in Morristown, in the Winter of 1779-'80, General Washington and Staff occupied as Headquarters a portion of the substantial mansion of her kinsman, Col. Ford. While visiting his family, Mrs. Hoagland became personally acquainted with General Washington, and met Lady Washington socially on several occasions. Many incidents connected with these visits were remembered and narrated to friends, long before they were spread on the pages of written history.
    In 1801 she cheerfully consented to follow the fortunes of her husband and lay the comer stone of a new home in the then far distant State of Kentucky; but before they were fully established in their Western home, she was deprived of his counsel and directing care. A widow and almost a stranger, responsibilities greater than she could bear, seemed to devolve upon her. But faithfully were they met by this noble heroic woman.
    Having flom the first adopted herself to her pioneer surroundings, she became a favorite with all classes, those from her own circle of society as well as the dwellers in the lowly cabins.
    Many are the incidents related of the esteem in which this model woman was held by all who knew her ; of how the noisy reveller, wending his way homeward, perhaps at the midnight hour, was hushed into silence lest he disturb the slumbers of Mrs. Hoagland, and with uncovered head passed her abode—a tribute which even inebriety was constrained to pay to unusual moral worth.
    She was a liberal entertainer, and not only trusted friends but the passing stranger always met with a kindly reception. General Clarke, the explorer of the Columbia River, passing with his men in a light boat down the Ohio, was once a partaker of her hospitality.
    The scenes of the Revolution left vivid pictures on her memory, and often around the evening ?reside she would describe them to her children, and never did Revolutionary historian have more attentive or appreciative listeners. In this way did she impress upon their young minds the price and value of American liberty, while from the Book of books she taught them the way of eternal life.
    Many years a widow, it was principally under the moulding in?uence of such a mother that the characters of her sons were formed : and, true to her teachings, in after years they made the name of Hoagland respected and honored wherever known.
    She died at the home where she had so lon[g lived, on the 5th of February, 1840, at the age of 82 years, but the influence of her beautiful life still lingers and will live forever.
  • [S1073] History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. (Morristown, NJ: n.pub., 1880–1885, 1889–1891), Part II:238–239. From combined church registers of 1742–1889. Moses of Mt. Pleasant, wife Jane Ford, children Mary (d. in KY 5 Feb 1840, marr. Cornelius Hoagland), Hannah, Jane Ford, Simeon, Moses.
  • [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 86, 87 and fn 93.
  • [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 119, 120 (1965, 1966): 181, "Mary [Tuttle, dau. of Moses Tuttle and Jane Ford], b. 15 Dec. 1757; d. in Kentucky 5 or 8 Feb. 1840; m. 15 May 1777 Cornelius Hoagland, son of Martin and Phebe Hoagland."
  • [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), Reprinted 1982 by the Historical Society of Boonton Township, Inc., 98.
  • [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 106. Moses Tuttle Hoagland, with his grandfather Moses Tuttle (a widower), removed to Kentucky in 1799. "His grandfather remained about two years, and then returned to New Jersey, and in his place Cornelius, the father of Moses T., with his entire family, removed to the home which the son had prepared for them."
  • [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 88, 105-7; p. 105 has b. 1768, an error; the correct year of 1778 is on p. 88 (he d. at age 91).
  • [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 88.
  • [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 109.
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