Jacob WELLMAN

Jacob WELLMAN

Male 1720 - 1797  (77 years)

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  • Name Jacob WELLMAN  [1
    Born 24 Apr 1720  Lynn End, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Milit-Beg 1764  the Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Revolutionary War Vet||Commissioned as Ensign by Gov. Benning Wentworth in 1764. In 1765 he was promoted to Caption in the New Hampshire Militia and is recognised and proved by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a Patriot. His son Abraham Wellman, my 4th great grandfather, was also in the war and was wounded in the legs.
    _UID 295AB2AC69844EFC977EFDC2372828289B7C 
    Died 8 Sep 1797  Lyndeborough Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jacob Wellman Sr Johnson Corne
    Jacob Wellman Sr Johnson Corne
    Jacob Wellman Burial
    Jacob Wellman Burial
    Person ID I3799  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2013 

    Father Abraham WELLMAN,   b. 25 Nov 1673, Lynn End, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Oct 1745, Louisburg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth TAYLOR,   b. 1 Aug 1690, Reading, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F1362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane JOHNSON,   b. Abt 1723,   d. Nov 1783, Lyndeborough, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1743  [2
    Children 
     1. James WELLMAN,   b. 10 May 1723, Lynn End, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1808, Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Jacob WELLMAN, Jr.,   b. 13 May 1746, Dunstable, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1834, Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. James WELLMAN,   b. 1747,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anne WELLMAN,   b. 9 Mar 1749, Litchfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Elizabeth WELLMAN,   b. 20 Oct 1754,   d. Abt 1790  (Age 35 years)
    +6. John WELLMAN,   b. 2 May 1758,   d. 30 Jun 1826  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Abraham WELLMAN,   b. 12 Jan 1762, Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1829, Russia, Shelby, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah (Hardy) JENNINGS,   b. 12 Mar 1732,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1785  [2
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1720 - Lynn End, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Beg - 1764 - the Revolutionary War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1797 - Lyndeborough Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    revolutionary war patriot
    revolutionary war patriot

  • Notes 
    • A letter from Jacob to brother Rev. James Wellman 31 Jan 1781. Dear Brother, Let these inform you that I am sumthing Comfortable at present. I have had a fall off a Log about four months ago and was much hurt so as to be unlikely to Labour any more but I am well to what I ever expected to be. My wife is in a very poore State of health and I never expect she will be well. I hope she is not near her end. Our Brother Abraham Wellman is Dead. He died on the ninth Day of this January and not far from the middle of the night. He has left his family in a poore way having young Children and no man belongs to the family. My son James is there and I expect will stay this winter and take Care of the family.

      Mr. Wellman was called "Captain" and "faithfully discharged all the duties pertaining to many offices which were conferred upon him." On July 15, 1782, he wrote a letter to his brother, Rev. James Wellman, in which he indicated how rapidly his wife was failing. In the same letter he said, "Sister Elizabeth is harty as any body. Brother has willed her the keeping of one cow and two sheep on the farm and one acre of the field southwest of the Barn and the orchard north of the house, and to live in the house. She is to have the privileges thereto belonging during her unmarried life and no longer. Sister Wellman does very well and sister Brown is well; that parish is yet to be a destrict and the name of it is Lynnfield."

      Capt. Wellman purchased a proprietor's right in the township of Lyndeborough, N.H. in 1742 and removed to the new town. He was the first clerk of the Parish and Church in Lyndeborough and signed the records thus: "Jacob Wellman, Society Clerk."

      He was assessed at Lynn End in 1741, 53, but his name does not appear there in any later lists.

      Jacob Wellman, writing to his brother Rev. James Wellman, Pastor of the Church of Cornish said, "I would inform you that my oldest son was in the army last yere. At Bunker Hill he was Shoot threw the Right leg so as to shater it...my son John listed the sixth day and was sent from thence to New York to a place cauled Hell and I suppose is now at west Chester...he hath had the small pox...my son Abraham wold agon...he and fifteen year old, yet he is a drumer...my daughter Ann is mared to John [Hewes]...have got a new house between Brother Abraham and Stephen Wellman's...Elizabeth is mared to Joseph Robeson...they have had one daughter caled mary and it is dead," etc. (Fragment of a letter, Lyndeborough, October 1776) [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S494] Descendants of Thomas Wellman, TMG Src#: 527.

    2. [S494] Descendants of Thomas Wellman, TMG Src#: 527., intention to marry (Reliability: 0).


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