Capt. Moses Tuttle1

#9310, (9 November 1732 - 11 July 1819)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Joseph Tuttle2 (1698 - 1789)
Mother*Abigail Ogden2 (1701 - 1739/40)

Family

Jane Ford b. 1736, d. 1794
Children 1. Mary Tuttle+1 (1757 - 1840)
 2.Hannah F Tuttle4 (1759 - 1849)
 3.Ziba Tuttle16 (1761 - 1764)
 4.Simeon Tuttle4 (c 1764 - )
 5.Jane Tuttle17 (1766 - 1831)
 6.Moses Tuttle Jr.18 (1769 - 1769)
Moses Tuttle Papers, 1762-1819
Arranged first by document type then either alphabetically or chronologically.
Subseries 1: Letters, 1786-1816
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Sub series contains incoming letters received by Moses Tuttle which for the most part concern business matters (e.g. iron mining and refinement, general store merchandise, land transactions, and estate of John Ford Sr. [1809]), and a copy of an outgoing letter. Two letters were received by Dr. Samuel Tuttle, one of the executors of the estate of Jacob Ford Sr., regarding the administration of that estate. Correspondents are: Ford, Gabriel; Jackson, Stephen; Johnson and Ayres; Lindsly, Elihu; King, Joe [to Samuel Tuttle]; Lyon, Aaron; Morrison, Isaac; Pierson, Ebenezer H; Talbot, Isham; Tuttle, Moses [to Israel Canfield].
Subseries 2: Financial documents, 1768-1819
Arranged chronologically.
Sub series documents Moses Tuttle's activities in the iron mining industry in the Mt. Pleasant area and records iron, mercantile, lumber, and land transaction. Document types include accounts for iron and merchandise, bills, receipts, bonds, promissory notes, and orders for iron and other merchandise. Noteworthy items are a "bill of sale for Negroes" dated September 7, 1782 and two receipts signed by Robert Morris dated February 8 and March 20, 1788.
Subseries 3: Legal documents, 1762-1817
Arranged chronologically.
Sub series consists of papers documenting Moses Tuttle's legal affairs which mostly involve cases of debt initiated by him, and land transactions in Morris County and Kentucky. Document types include accounts of debt, depositions, instruments of land transfers, judgements, executions of judgements, an article of indemnity, a vendue list, memoranda, and land survey drawings.
Scattered records document Gabriel Ford and Dr. Samuel Tuttle as executors of the estate of Jacob Ford Sr. and their dealings with Moses Tuttle in this matter. These estate records complement items in the correspondence series. Some records [1762-73] involve cases of debt actions between John and Joseph Tuttle and Morris Orman and Stephen Shipman. The 1767-1770 accounts reflect the time period the Tuttle's leased Brooklyn Forge [1768-c. 1772] from Garret Rapaljes of New York. Noteworthy items include draft memoranda on the sale of Moses Tuttle's farm at Mt. Pleasant [n.d.] a land survey map of John Ford's meadow [n.d.], and two depositions regarding the Jacob Ford Jr. and Jacob Ford Sr. estates. One deposition was made by Gabriel Ford on the Ford's estates and land purchased from them by John Jacob Faesch [n.d.]. The second deposition by Moses Tuttle is on land bought from Faesch [1809].3 
"Moses was a justice of the Peace and a land and mine owner. He removed in 1756 to Mt. Pleasant, thirteen miles west of Rockaway, N. J., and managed his father-in-law's iron works. He fled to Kentucky for two years "to escape his too willing debtors," when the New Jersey legislature made worthless bills of credit legal tender. Both Moses and his wife are buried in the Presbyterian churchyard, Rockaway."4 
Birth*9 November 1732He was born on 9 November 1732.5,1 
circa 1756He lived circa 1756 at Mt. Pleasant (now Dover), New Jersey.6 
Marriage*15 December 1756He married Jane Ford, daughter of Col. Jacob Ford and Hannah Baldwin, on 15 December 1756 at Morristown, New Jersey; poss. 5 Dec 1756.7,8,9 
circa 1781He and Jane Ford removed to Jefferson Co., KentuckyG, circa 1781.10,11 
between 1781 and 1784He acquired real estate in Jefferson Co., KentuckyG, between 1781 and 1784.12 
1799He and Moses Tuttle Hoagland removed to Gallatin Co., KentuckyG, in 1799.13 
circa 1801He returned to New JerseyG circa 1801.13 
Death*11 July 1819He died on 11 July 1819 at age 86.1,14 
Burial*circa 14 July 1819He was buried circa 14 July 1819 at Presbyterian Church, Rockaway, Morris Co., New JerseyG.15 
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. 86 and fn 88, citing grave markers in the Presbyterian churchyard in Rockaway, NJ. Hereinafter cited as Hoagland Family.
  2. [S1082] George Frederick Tuttle, The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle & Company, 1883), 318, Joseph Tuttle entry, ID no. 632.
  3. [S1096] Morristown and Morris Township Library, online http://morristownlibrary.org
  4. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 119, 120 (1965, 1966): 181.
  5. [S1082] George Frederick Tuttle, Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, 321–322, Moses Tuttle entry, ID no. 6326.
  6. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", 181, " He removed in 1756 to Mt. Pleasant, thirteen miles west of Rockaway, N. J."
  7. [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."
  8. [S1080] Frederic Ellsworth Kip and Margarita Lansing Hawley, History of the Kip Family in America (Boston: Hudson Printing Co., 1928), 319, family group.
  9. [S1082] George Frederick Tuttle, Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, 321–322, Moses Tuttle entry, ID no. 6326; has marr. 5 Dec 1756.
  10. [S1097] Willard Rouse Jilson, compiler, Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds (n.p.: Standard Printing Company, 1926), 300, Jefferson entries for Moses Tuttle (no. of acres, book-page, date, watercourse, notes):
    1000, A-190, 15 Mar 1781, Ky. R.
    2000, A-208, 5 May 1781, Harrods Cr.
    3000, A-208, 5 May 1781, Harrods Cr.
    400, A-208, 5 May 1781, Rowling Fk.
    400, A-224, 13 Dec 1782, Meatpen Cr., withdrawn.
    900, A-225, 13 Dec 1782, Meatpen Cr., withdrawn.
    1100, A-314, 10 Dec 1783, Hardens Cr., withdrawn.
    900, A-318, 17 Dec 1783, —, withdrawn.
    400, A-318, 17 Dec 1783, Meatpen Cr.
    600, A-333, 20 Jan 1784, Hardens Cr.
    6,000, A-340, 18 Feb 1784, Hardens Cr.
    600, A-340, 18 Feb 1784, Hardens Cr., withdrawn.
    1300, A-39, 17 Dec 1783, Green R.
  11. [S1098] Rev. Joseph F. Tuttle, "The Early History of Morris County, New Jersey", Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society Vol. II (1870): 25, "About the time of his marriage, in 1756, he removed to Mount Pleasant, three miles west of Rockaway, for the purpose of managing his father-in-law’s iron works. Mr. Tuttle as the thrifty manager of a large forge property and real estate, once found himself to be a creditor to a considerable amount when the State Legislature made its worthless bills of credit a legal tender. This act of course reversed the course of nature, so that the strange sight was to be seen of debtors chasing down their creditors. Mr. Tuttle left the country as if he were a criminal ?eeing justice, and spent two years in the wilderness State of Kentucky to escape his too willing debtors! He has left many descendants who are among our most estimable people."
  12. [S1097] Willard Rouse Jilson, Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds, 300, Jefferson entries for Moses Tuttle (no. of acres, book-page, date, watercourse, notes):
    1000, A-190, 15 Mar 1781, Ky. R.
    2000, A-208, 5 May 1781, Harrods Cr.
    3000, A-208, 5 May 1781, Harrods Cr.
    400, A-208, 5 May 1781, Rowling Fk.
    400, A-224, 13 Dec 1782, Meatpen Cr., withdrawn.
    900, A-225, 13 Dec 1782, Meatpen Cr., withdrawn.
    1100, A-314, 10 Dec 1783, Hardens Cr., withdrawn.
    900, A-318, 17 Dec 1783, —, withdrawn.
    400, A-318, 17 Dec 1783, Meatpen Cr.
    600, A-333, 20 Jan 1784, Hardens Cr.
    6,000, A-340, 18 Feb 1784, Hardens Cr.
    600, A-340, 18 Feb 1784, Hardens Cr., withdrawn.
    1300, A-39, 17 Dec 1783, Green R.
  13. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 106. Moses, with his grandfather, 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."
  14. [S1082] George Frederick Tuttle, Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, 321.
  15. [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., 49.
  16. [S1082] George Frederick Tuttle, Descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, 21–22; not named in "Descendants of Andrew Ford" which says "3. Simeon, bapt. 14 June 1764 (as #3, The Tuttle Genealogy gives Ziba, b. 6 Sept. 1761; d. 3 May 1764)."
  17. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, pp. 86 and fn 88, citing grave markers in the Presbyterian churchyard in Rockaway, NJ; marker for dau. Jane "Jane De Camp, widow of Joseph De Camp, daughter of Moses Tuttle, d. Aug 13, 1831, Ae. 64 y. 10 m., 22 d."
  18. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", 181, but alo see Tuttle.