Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Guthrie/Gutridg, Robert. Residences: Braintree MA, Block Island RI. Appears: 1656. D.1693. Closely associated with Tormut Rose and William Cahoon. His name and his date of appearance make him likely to be a Dunbar prisoner. [Exiles; DR; Ch.8]
Was Robert Guthrie a SPOW? SEE: PDF document submitted by Dr. Andrew Millard on 28 Jan 2017 showing that this Robert Guthrie can not be the son of the Reverend James Guthrie of Scotland as well as other information as to why he believes Robert was a SPOW.
First Generation in the New World
1. ROBERT¹ GUTHRIE, was born, presumably in Scotland and died at sea (sunken ship) on returning to Block Island, Rhode Island on 03 Dec 1692. He married, first, at Braintree, Massachusetts, 25 Dec 1655, MARGARET IRELAND, she was born 1623 and she died at Block Island on 05 Apr 1687, aged 64, name on gravestone (Margaret Gutry). He married, second, at New Shoreham, RI, on 05 Jun 1689, ANN (ALCOCK) WILLIAMS, the widow of John Williams.
Children of Robert and Margaret (Ireland) Guthrie: NONE KNOWN
Children of Robert and Ann (_____) Guthrie: 2. i. CATHERINE “RASBROW”² GUTHRIE, b in Rhode Island on 24 Jun 1690.
2. i. CATHERINE “RASBROW”² GUTHRIE, was born in Rhode Island on 24 Jun 1690. She married at Block Island, JOHN SANDS, son of Edward Sands and Hannah Tredwell.
Children of Catherine and John Sands: 3. JOHN³ SANDS, he married, SYBIL RAY.
Sources and Notes: DEATH: Buried at Old Cemetery, Block Island Died: Sunken Rhode Island: Historical Cemeteries, 1647-2000, Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI)
MARRIAGE: 1656 LOCATION: Block Island,Washington,Rhode Island,United States VOLUME: Volume 1
Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Rose/Ross, Tormut/Dermot/Dormat/Thormut/Duncan/Tollman/ Tormed/Tormot/Tourmet. Residences: Block Island RI. Appears: 1662. D.1684. Associated with William Tosh and other Scots in Block Island. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]
“Tormut is believed to be a Scottish prisoner of war from the Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 3 Sep 1650, arriving at Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ketch, Unity, in late December 1650.” ~ Teresa
First Generation in the New World
1. TORMUT¹ ROSE, was born, presumably in Scotland and died in 1684. He married, at Block Island, Rhode Island, on 22 Jul 1676, HANNAH GEORGE, (1648-1693).
Biographical Notes: Residences: Block Island RI. Appears: 1662. D.1684. Associated with William Tosh and other Scots in Block Island. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]
Children of Tormut and Hannah (George) Rose: 2.
SOURCES and NOTES:
On Oct 11, 2016, at 3:39 PM, Janice Buss : “I am descended from Tormut Rose and Hannah George (Peter George’s daughter). She married James Danielson (also SPOW) after Tormut died. Lots of Rathbun’s/Rathbone’s and Dodge’s in the tree, too, from that small little island.”
On Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 4:28 PM, Susan Frost of shared: “The name is Tormut Rose, not Dermot Rose. Note his name on the Settler’s Rock (Block Island, Rhode Island). He is one of the settlers and original purchasers of Block Island from Dr. John Alcock, my 9th GGF, who purchased Block Island (along with John Williamson) from the Indians. Dr. John Alcock sold the land to the people listed below and divided the island into 16 plots. My descent continues down to many of the people listed on the Rock—Capt. James Sands, William Tosh and John Rathbun. My SPOW, Robert Guthrie is not listed, but he also purchased land on Block Island.”
1. ALEXANDER¹ INNES, was born in Scotland about 1632 and died at Block Island in 1679. He married possibly at Lynn or Taunton, Massachusetts before 1656, KATHERINE BRIGGS, an Irish woman who died probably between 1664 and 1679.
Children of Alexander and Katherine (Briggs) Innes: 2. ELIZABETH INNES/ENOS, born at Taunton in 1658, married, WILLIAM HARRIS.
Sources and Notes: Bart Saxbe is a family historian. His research interests are (1) nineteenth-century Ohio, and (2) colonial southeastern New England. The latter concentrates on the Bowen family of Rehoboth, Mass.; the Walling family of Providence Co., R.I., and the Innes/Ennis family of Block Island, R.I., and Kingston, N.Y. He is happy to receive correspondence concerning these families, but does not take clients.
Alexander Innes died in 1679 at the home of his supposed daughter Elizabeth “Enos”, the wife of William Harris, on Block Island, Rhode Island. He made a nuncupative will in the presence of Robert Guthrie and two others from Block Island, naming William Harris as his heir (New Shoreham Town Book 1:52). Catherine most likely died between 1664 and 1679
“Alexander Ennis was evidently among those who remained at Saugus. He was listed on an inventory of the iron works dated November 1653. The inventory was a result of lawsuits resulting from financial difficulties. The Scots were valued at £10 each, though Giffard protested that they were worth twice that amount and some of the Scots more than that.”
On 16 April 2018, Janice Buss wrote, “Here’s another for your list: Alexander Innes (Battle of Dunbar; Saugus Ironworks)/ Katherine Briggs “an Irish woman” (Third Supplement to Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p. 159)“
“Life in Taunton – The Irish Catherine and Scottish Alexander clashed with the Puritans of Taunton on at least one occasion. Saxbe writes, “‘an Irish woman named Katheren Aines’ was brought before the court at Plymouth in February, 1656/57, ‘vpon suspision of comiting adultery.’ The trial was the following month, and justice was swift and harsh:
‘Att this Court, William Paule, Scotchman, for his vnclean and filthy behauiour with the wife of Alexander Aines, is centanced by the Court to bee forthwith publickly whipt…which accordingly was p(er)formed…Katheren Aines, for her vnclean and laciuiouse behauior with the abouesaid William Paule, and for the blasphemos words that shee hath spoken, is centanced by the Court to bee forthwith publickly whipt heer att Plymouth, and afterwards att Taunton, on a publicke training day, and to were a Roman B cutt out of ridd cloth and sowed to her vper garment on her right arme [for blaspheme]; and if shee shalbee euer found without it soe worne whil shee is in the gou(vern)ment, to bee forthwith publickly whipt…Alexander Anis, for his leauing his family, and exposing his wife to such temptations, and being as baud to her therin, is centanced by the Court for the p(re)sent to sitt in the stockes the time the said Paule and Katheren Ainis are whipt, which was p(er)formed…’
Understandably, the Innes family moved sometime within the next few years. In 1659, Alexander is found in the records buying land in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, fifteen miles south of Taunton (Clarence S. Brigham, Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth (Providence: E.L. Freeman &Sons, 1901), pg. 379). In 1664, Block Island became part of Rhode Island and a group of Scots settled there.”
Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.
Published: 15 December 2014, Updated: 03 Mar 2020 Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust Editor: Teresa Rust
John Toish/Tosh, #33 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”1
Name variations: Toish, Tosh, Toysh
Similar names on the prisoners lists: Toish, John. (IWI), Braintree, MA, Block Island, RI – Dunbar List Mackendocke, Daniell. SD, NEHGR [MacKintock?] – John and Sarah List Mackenthow, John. SD, NEHGR, Dedham, MA – John and Sarah List Mackontoss, William. SD, NEHGR, Braintree, MA, Block Island, RI – J&S List Macktentha, Cana. SD, NEHGR – John and Sarah List
1. JOHN¹ TOISH, was born presumably in Scotland about 16298 and died in New England in 1685.
Biographical Notes: 1. He was on the Iron Works Inventory in Lynn, MA in 1653.1 2. I am still looking for a record of this John Toish/Tosh in Block Island, Rhode Island. 3. There is a Daniel Tosh (McIntosh) who settled in 1688 in Brookfield. He died in 1693 before August.9 His widow Mary Tash/McIntosh was killed by Indians in 1706.10 Could he be the son of John Tosh? Daniel married, MARY (_____). His widow Mary died between 18-31 Jul 1706 in Brookfield, Massachusetts. She created a will dated 18 Jul 1706, giving everything to Mr. Gideon Crawford of Providence at her death.11
Stewart, George Sawin. The Bartlett Collection. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. /george-sawin-stewart-documents/ [↩] [↩] [↩]
Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018, p. 248. [↩]
Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. Scotch Exiles in New England. 1922. Coll. 733 & 831, Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Portland ME. [↩]
Banks, C.E. 1927. ‘Scotch Prisoners deported to New England by Cromwell 1651-2’. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61, 4-30. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25080212 [↩]
Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015. [↩]
“Dunbar Prisoners of War Profiles.” The Scottish Prisoners of War Society, Teresa Rust, 14 Apr 2013, scottishprisonersofwar.com/battle_of_dunbar_pows_america/. [↩]
Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018. Ch. 7. [↩]
“…John Toish, aged about twenty-four years…Sworn, 25: 11: 1653…” Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County …, Volume 2 By Massachusetts. County Court (Essex County), https://books.google.com/books?id=FpURKEStvwQC&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=William+Emery+1653+Massachusetts&source=bl&ots=Fy2RAKUajY&sig=ACfU3U08Pp5_EwtkKMzUy6061c3Ijxxbqg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwieooal0_7nAhVQoZ4KHVKpBHEQ6AEwAXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false [↩]
History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Preceded by an account of old Quabaug, Indian and English occupation, 1647-1676; Brookfield records, 1686-1783 by Temple, J. H. (Josiah Howard), 1815-1893; Adams, Charles, 1810-1886 https://archive.org/details/historyofnorthbr00temp/page/152/mode/2up/search/Tosh, page 153 [↩]
Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21073/162/1427080351 [↩]
Hampshire County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1660-1889. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016, 2017. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives and the Hampshire County Court. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1653/i/40077/96-20-co3/60637353 [↩]
1. GEORGE¹ DARLING, was born in Scotland about 1617 and died at Salem, Massachusetts after 12 April 1693. He married at Salem, Massachusetts on 31 March 1657, KATHERINE GRIDLEY. See: Torrey’s below
Biographical Notes: George Darling was a friend of Ingrum Moodie (Ingraham Moody), George’s widow and Ingrum are in probate documents together. There are three “Darland” girls all baptised the same day in Lynn on 20 Nov 1681. They are Abigail, Hanna, and Martha. Could they be daughters of George Darling? or another George DARLAND?
Children of George and Katherine (Gridley) Darling: 2. JAMES DARLING, born probably at Salem between 1657-1667; (named in will) 2. JOHN DARLING, born probably at Salem; (named in will) 2. DANIEL DARLING, born probably at Salem; (named in will) 2. THOMAS DARLING, ; (named in will) 2. JOSEPH DARLING, b. at Lynn, Massachusetts in March 1667 See: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Lynn Births, page 127. (check will) 2. HANNAH DARLING, (named in will) 2. SARAH DARLING, (named in will) 2. MARGARET (Margrott) DARLING, (named in will) 2.BENJAMIN DARLING, (named in will); b. at Salem in 1672; d. 1709; m. at Lynn, Int. 29 Oct 1698, MARY RICHARDS. See: Torrey’s below 2. HENRY DARLING, (named in will)
From Meg Curry in October 2019: “According to probate records from 1693 for George Darling, which are available on the American Ancestors database (owned by the New England Historic Genealogical Society), it appears that the oldest living son of George and Katherine Darling of Salem, Massachusetts, at the time of George’s making his will, was a James Darling. He was named executor of George’s estate. George Darling’s will leaves most all of the estate to James, with provisions for Katherine as well as George’s other living children, John, Daniel, Thomas, Benjamin, Henry, Hannah, Sarah, and Margaret. Source: Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881, Volume 6000 to 7999, Case #7168, pp.1-17 at https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/essex-county-ma-probate-file-papers-1638-1881/RecordDisplay?volumeId=13764&pageName=7168:1&rId=245200950.”
2. JAMES DARLING, (inherited most of estate in will), probably born at Salem between 1657 and 1667 (assuming he was old enough to inherit), was still living in 1693 and inherited most of his father’s estate.
2. JOHN DARLING, (named in will)
2. DANIEL DARLING, (named in will)
2. THOMAS DARLING, (named in will); married, first, at Salem/Middleborough? by 1690/1, JOANNA _____. See Torrey’s Below. Probably married, second, at Salem on 27 Apr 1704, SARA BRUXTON (needs to be confirmed).
Children of Thomas and Joanna (_____) Darling: MARY DARLING, b. at Salem on 16 Mar 1690/1 MARGARET DARLING, b. at Salem on 04 Jun 1695 ELIZABETH DARLING, baptised at Salem on 19 May 1700
Children of Thomas and Sara (Bruxton) Darling: JOSEPH DARLING, baptised at Salem on 13 Jul 1707. ELIZABETH DARLING, baptised at Salem on 23 Jul 1710. JONATHAN DARLING, baptised at Salem on 06 Jul 1712.
2. JOSEPH DARLING, b. at Lynn, Massachusetts in March 1667 See: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Lynn Births, page 127. (check will) May have died before his father.
2. BENJAMIN² DARLING, (George¹), was born at Salem in 1672 and died in 1709. He married at Lynn after the date of intention 29 Oct 1698, MARY RICHARDS, the daughter of JOHN AND MARY (BREWER) RICHARDS. She married, second, in Plympton on 16 Nov 1715, JONATHAN SHAW. (NEH&G Register, Oct. 1997, page 420, “John Shaw of Plymouth Colony”.) (named in will) See: Torrey’s below
SOURCES AND NOTES: “Major Timothy Darling (born March 31, 1731 in Lynn MA) descendant of George Darling SPOW (Unity), fought at Lexington and Bunker Hill. Supposedly George Washington sent him to spy on the British in and around Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. Major Timothy was captured and hanged at Mount Independence.”
“George Darling was born in about 1620 in Scotland. He was a prisoner of war of the battle of Dunbar in 1650. He was sent to Massachusetts as an indentured servant. He married Katherine in about 1656 and they had ten children. George died in 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.” From, Martin, Lou Ella Johnson and William Albert Martin. George Darling of Lynn and Marblehead and Some of His Descendants, 1650-1920 (Massachusetts: Creative Continuum, 2001)
American Ancestors Online: www.americanancestors.org: “Will of George Darling dated 12 Apr 1693, Case #7168, in Salem, Massachusetts.”
On 5 May 2017, Robert Eaton Hoogs wrote: “Please add me as a descendant and researcher of George Darling. George1, Thomas2, John3, Joseph4, Huldah5, Christina6, Julia Eveline Maguire7, Lydia Mae Cross8, Warren Everett Hoogs9, Robert E. Hoogs10. Also George1, Thomas2, Thomas3, Benjamin4, Joseph5, Huldah6, etc… Thank you. Robert Eaton Hoogs, Monterey, MA USA”
Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Cahoon/Cahoone/Cohoon/Colhoon/Carhoone/Colquhoun/Calhoun/Cohoun, William. Residences: Taunton MA, Block Island RI. Appears: 1661. D.1675. Migrated to Block Island with other Scots. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]
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1. WILLIAM CAHOON, was presumably born in Scotland about 1633 and died at Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts on 22 June 1675. He married at Swansea by 1665, _____. (It has been suggested that he married DELIVERANCE PECK, but no known record at this time.)
Biographical Notes: William lived on Block Island, Rhode Island from about 1663 to 1675 where his children were born. William fathered SEVEN children. See: William Cahoon at Blogspot.com.
Children of William and (_____) Cahoon:
2. i. SAMUEL CAHOON, b. at Block Island, abt. 1663; m., MARY HUNTER. 2. ii. MARY CAHOON, b. at Block Island about 2. iii. JOSEPH CAHOON, b. at Block Island about 1669, m. 1st by 1690, HANNAH KENT; m. 2nd at East Greenwich, Rhode Island, by 1701 , ELIZABETH (_____). 2. iv. WILLIAM CAHOON, born about 1665 d. 1702; m. at Chatham, Massachusetts after 1690, ELIZABETH NICKERSON. 2. v. JAMES COHOUN, b. at Block Island on 15 Feb 1670 See MVR below 2. vi. CAPT. JOHN COHOUN, b. at Block Island on 9 March 1673 See MVR below 2. vii. NATHANIEL CAHOONE, b. 1674/5; m. at Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, on 25 Feb 1702, JANE JONES.
2. i. SAMUEL CAHOON, (William¹), was born at Block Island, Rhode Island about 1663. He married, MARY HUNTER.
2. ii. MARY CAHOON, (William¹), was born at Block Island, Rhode Island about
2. iii.JOSEPH CAHOON, (William¹), was born at Block Island, Rhode Island about 1669. He married, first, by 1690, HANNAH KENT, she died about 1700. He married, second, at East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, by 1701, ELIZABETH (_____).
Children of Joseph and Hannah (Kent) Cahoone:
3. i. SAMUEL CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. 1 May 1699; m. SUSANNAH (_____).
Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (_____) Cahoone:
3. ii. WILLIAM CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. at East Greenwich on 22 Aug 1701 3. iii. BENJAMIN CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. at East Greenwich on 12 May 1703; m. DINAH (_____). 3. iv.EBENEZER CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. at East Greenwich on 8 Oct 1706; m. MERCY (_____). 3. v.JUDEA CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. at East Greenwich on 7 Mar 1708 3. vi. BARBARA CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. at East Greenwich on 27 Nov 1709
2. iv. WILLIAM CAHOON, (William¹), was born about 1665 and died in 1702. He married at Chatham, Massachusetts after 1690, ELIZABETH NICKERSON.
2. v. JAMES COHOUN, (William¹), was born at Swansea on 15 Feb 1670 See MVR below
2. vi. JOHN COHOUN, (William¹), Captain, was born at Swansea on 9 March 1673 See MVR below
2. vii. NATHANIEL CAHOON, (William¹), was born in 1674/5. He married at Warwick, Rhode Island, on 25 Feb 1702, JANE JONES.
Children of Nathaniel and Jane (Jones) Cahoone
3. i. REBECCA CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 11 Dec 1702 3. ii.MARY CAHOONE, b. in RI on 25 Feb 1703 (This date is too close to the birth of Rebecca???, this is what the Vital Record below shows though?) 3. iii.SARAH CAHOONE, b. in RI on 14 Mar 1704 3. iv. PATIENCE CAHOONE, b. in RI on 20 Jan 1706/7 3. v.ELIZABETH CAHOONE, b. in Ri on 17 May 1708 3. vi.ANNE CAHOONE, b. in RI on 28 Aug 1709 3. vii.MARY CAHOONE, b. in RI on 11 Dec 1711 3. viii.DELIVERANCE CAHOONE, b. in RI on 1 May 1713 3. ix.MARTHA CAHOONE, b. in RI on 25 May 1715
3. i. SAMUEL CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), born 1 May 1699; m. SUSANNAH (_____).
Children of Samuel and Susannah (_____) Cahoone:
4. i. DELIVERANCE CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹) b. in Rhode Island on 8 Nov 1723. 4. ii.JOHN CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹) b. in RI on 19 Oct 1726 4. iii.MARY CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹), b. in RI on 4 Sep 1728 4. iv.JONATHAN CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹), b. in RI on 13 Oct 1732 4. v.BENJAMIN CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹), b. in RI on (month unknown) 24th 1735. 4. vi.DANIEL CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹), b. in RI on 1 July 1737 4. vii.JONATHAN CAHOONE, (Samuel³, Joseph², William¹), b. in RI on 29 Sep 1739
3. ii.WILLIAM CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b. at East Greenwich on 22 Aug 1701
3. iii. BENJAMIN CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b.at East Greenwich on 12 May 1703; m. DINAH (_____).
3. iv.EBENEZER CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b.at East Greenwich on 8 Oct 1706; m. MERCY (_____).
3. v. JUDEA CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b.at East Greenwich on 7 Mar 1708
3. vi.BARBARA CAHOONE, (Joseph², William¹), b.at East Greenwich on 27 Nov 1709
3. i. REBECCA CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 11 Dec 1702
3. ii.MARY CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 25 Feb 1703 (This date is too close to the birth of Rebecca???, this is what the Vital Record below shows though?)
3. iii.SARAH CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 14 Mar 1704
3. iv. PATIENCE CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 20 Jan 1706/7
3. v.ELIZABETH CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in Ri on 17 May 1708
3. vi.ANNE CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 28 Aug 1709
3. vii.MARY CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 11 Dec 1711
3. viii.DELIVERANCE CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 1 May 1713
3. ix.MARTHA CAHOONE, (Nathaniel², William¹), b. in RI on 25 May 1715
SOURCES AND NOTES: On 13 Feb 2017, Justin Maitland wrote, “Here is how I trace back to John Cahoon and Grace Fuller: Justin Theodore Maitland born in Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan Theodore Kurt Maitland born in Muskegon, MI and Lori Close Jerry Muril Maitland m. Meredith Mae Wilcox Florence E. Miller (8-10-1903 in Chase, Lake Co., MI d. 3-8-1986 Egelston, MI) m. Charles Nelson Maitland John Hamilton Miller (7-15-1837 in Milo, Yates Co., NY to 7-5-1910 in Everett, Newaygo Co., MI) m. Clara Bell Bristol Benjamin S. Miller (5-31-1811 Penn Yan, NY d.c.1880 in prob. Rush Co., IN) m. Eleanor Hawkins: March 30, 1837 in Yates Co., NY Sarah Calhoun (b. 4-21-1784 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT d. after 1840 in Benton, Yates Co., NY) m. John Miller (c. 1775 in Germany d. about 1-1819 in Yates Co., NY) Nathaniel Cahoon (c.1752 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT d. 5-24-1827 in Erie Co., PA,buried in Mill Creek, PA) and Abiah Stuart (d. 9-18-1803 in Jerusalem, Yates Co., NY) Married: December 29, 1774 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT by Zachariah Winegar, J.P.“
The following was submitted by Doug Cahoon – . Added 1 July 2014: “William Colquhoun (pronounced Ca-hoon) born 1633, was the first Cahoon to come to the colonies from Dunbartonshire, Scotland. His descendants are now in almost every state in the union. His descendants spell their name Cahoon, Cahoone, Cohoon, Colhoon, Cahoone, Colquhoun and sometimes Calhoun.
Seventeen year old William was one of 5,100 Scotsmen captured by Oliver Cromwell following the Battle of Dunbar during the Kirk’s War. William was among the those purchased by Bex & CO. They arrived at Saugus (Lynn) Iron Works in early April 1651.
William’s older brother John, was captured as well. It is believed that John either died at sea aboard the English ship “John & Sara” or very shortly after arriving in the colonies. William worked in the colonies as an iron smith, brick maker, boat builder and other trades for many years, eventually earning enough money to buy his freedom. He married Deliverance PECK, daughter of Joseph PECK, in 1662 and fathered seven children.
William was one of the first property owners on Block Island, which is just off the shore of what is now Rhode Island. William sold his property on the island and brought his family to Swansea, Massachusetts. On Dec. 24, 1673 William contracted with the town of Swansea to make all the brick for the town and its residents. A brick believed to be one that William made can be seen in Luther’s Museum in Swansea, Mass.
In June of 1675, hostilities broke out between the Native Americans and the Colonist. As a group of settlers headed home from a “A Day of Prayer” at the Baptist Meeting House, they were attacked by Indians. Some were killed immediately and others were seriously wounded. They took refuge in Rev. John Myles‘ garrison house hoping to treat their wounded and protect themselves from further harm. After a while it became apparent that more were going to die without the help of a physician. William, who was in the house with his wife Deliverance and their seven children, volunteered to make the journey from Swansea to Rehoboth, Massachusetts to bring back a doctor.
William was ambushed by Indians very near this cemetery. He was killed and mutilated. His body was discovered the next day. This attack was the beginning of “King Philip’s War” which saw almost every building in Swansea burned to the ground.”~ Doug Cahoon
From Suzanne Cummings: “I am a descendent of William Cohoon/Calquhoun. (William -son Joseph -son Ebenezer -son Benjamin -son Joseph -son Stephan -son Charles David Cohoon -my great grandmother Julia Anne Cohoon born 1832 in Quincy illinois -only child of Charles David. My mother showed me her how grandmother Julia Anne Cohoon always lifted her chin to show her how to pronounce Co WHOOON. She said her Grandma was little and lively, had learned to dance to her fathers fiddle playing. Julia was a midwife in Ringgold County Iowa.”
From Jean McKenney: “My connection to William Cahoon is as follows: William Cahoon (SPOW) b 1633 and Deliverane Peck b 1645; James Cahoon b 1670 Swansea, MA and Mary Rich b 1702; James Cahoon b 1721 Chatham and Rebecca Eldridge b 1723; MA, James Cahoon b 1742 Harwich, MA and Deborah Marchant; James Cahoon b 1778 Harwich, MA and Lettice Bassett; Freeman Cahoon b 1800 Harwich, MA and Lucinda Chase Robbins b 1802; Freeman Wilson Cahoon b 1839 Harwich, MA and Deborah L Moody b 1843; Charles Henry Cahoon b 1871 Harwich, MA and Alice May Atkins b 1877; Effie May Cahoon b 1899 Harwich, MA and Roger Weston Tillson, Sr b 1898.”
From Teresa’s research: “Plymouth Colony Records, page 635-636” Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).: Children of William C. Cahoon and Clarisa J. (she died 23 July 1876) his wife: William M Cahoon, b. 6 Oct 1850 Clara Louise Cahoon, b. 14 Nov 1853 Edgar Cahoon, b. 30 Nov 1861 Russell M. Cahoon, b. 24 Sep 1863 Nellie E. Cahoon, b. 21 Feb 1866 Frank W. Cahoon, b. 21 Aug 1874