The History of Martha’s Vineyard by Dr. Charles Banks: Volume III Family Genealogies: pp. 194-208 THE HILLMAN FAMILY

Compiled by Dr. Charles Banks, c. 1925.
[Transcribed and prepared for the web with additional comments by C. Baer, 1999.]
The incomplete sketch of the pioneer of this family (1) JOHN HILLMAN, (Vol. II, Annals of C., pp. 30-1), left much to be desired as a record of the ancestor of so prominent a family, but nothing can be added of material interest to the short and broken story of his career. Of his origin nothing further than suggestive reference to localities in England where Hillman families resided during that century can be offered for the future searcher. In southwestern England the name under the spellings Helman, Hylman, Hilman and Hillman are frequently found in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Gloucestershire. Josiah Helman lived in Boston and Hingham 1670- 82 and a Thomas Hillman at Pemaquid, Me. 1674, but no evidence of relationship with our settler has been found.
1. JOHN HILLMAN was b. abt. 1651 and m. HANNAH COTTLE (7) abt. 1681. Nothing is known of the dates of death
of himself or wife.

10. RICHARD, b. 7 Oct. 1682.
11. MEHITABLE, b. 1684; m. JOHN MERRY (10) (1710).
12. JOHN, b. (1687).
13. BENJAMIN, b. (1690).
14. SAMUEL, b. (1695).
15. JONATHAN, b. (1696).
10. RICHARD HILLMAN, (John1), b. 7 Oct. 1682; res. C., husbandman. He m. LYDIA COVELL (30) 24 Jan. 1706, who was b. abt. 1685 and d. bef. 1747. He d. 26 Mch. 1743 and est. was adm. by the wid. 2 May 1743. Inv. £293-10-5.

20. SARAH, b. (1708); m. MATHIAS ROGERS (10) 28 Oct. 1730.
21. DAVID, b. (1711).
22. JOSEPH, b. (1714).
23. TIMOTHY, b. (1717).
24. BETHIA, b. (1720); d. 1727.
25. MARY, b. (1722); d. 1727.
26. ABIGAIL, b. 1725; d. 1740.
12. JOHN HILLMAN, (John1), b. abt. 1687; res. C., husbandman. He m. RUTH COTTLE (30) abt. 1711, who was b. abt. 1693 and d. 1760. He d. 16 Apr. 1728 and est. was adm. by the wid. 24 May 1728 and divided in 1743.

30. ZERVIAH, b. 1712; m. JOHN COTTLE (42) 6 Jan. 1731.
31. JANE, b. (1714); m. EBENEZER JONES (50) 21 Sept. 1733.
32. THOMAS b. (1716).
33. THANKFUL, b. (1718); d. unm.
34. SHUBAEL, b. (1720).
35. JOHN, b. (1722).
13. BENJAMIN HILLMAN, (John1), b. abt. 1690; res. C., husbandman; rem. to Dartmouth 1729 where he became an Innholder but ret. to C. and d. 22 Apr. 1745. His will 29 Mch. 1745 was pro. 7 May 1745 and the inventory amounted to £2589-13-6. The estate was divided in 1748. He m. SUSANNA SAMSON 15 May 1722 who was dau. of James and Hannah Samson of Dartmouth. She d. 1761.

40. (Son, b. 1723); d. 1729.
41. HANNAH b. 1725; m. (l) _____ HATCH.
42. SETH, b. (1726).
43. BENJAMIN b. 31 July 172(7)?
44. HENRY, b. (1729).
45. SILAS, b. 1731.
46. JAMES, b. 1733; d. abt. 1756 in French and Indian War. He was unm. and est. divided to brothers and sisters.
14. SAMUEL HILLMAN, (John1), b. abt. 1693; res. C., laborer. He m. DEBORAH DEXTER 23 Apr. 1719, who was b. 22 July 1697, dau. of James and Elizabeth (Tobey) Dexter of Rochester, Mass. He d. 11 June 1727 and est. was adm. by wid. 7 July 1727. Inv. £627-16-9. The wid. m. (2) PELEG NORTON “who later deserted her. ” (Mass. Acts & Resolves XII. 502. )

50. SAMUEL, b. (1720); d. bef. 1738.
51. SARAH, b. (1722); m. PAUL DUNHAM (67) bef. 1744.
52. PAUL b. (1724).
15. JONATHAN HILLMAN, (John1), b. abt. 1696; res. C., Husbandman. He m. (1) BETHIA COVELL (31) 5 Feb. 1722-3, who was b. abt. 1699 and d. after 1744; (2) KEZIAH LUCE (68) 29 June 1749, who was b. abt. 1724. He d. 1777 and his will 20 Feb. 1772 was pro. 9 Jan. 1778. Inv. £837-15-10.

60. MARY, b. (1723); m. JONATHAN HAMMETT (27) 25 Oct. 1744.
61. (Child, b. 1725), d. 30 Oct. 1725.
62. MARTHA, b. (1728); m. SHUBAEL CLAGHORN (100) 7 Jan. 1748.
63. ELIZABETH, b. (1731) ; m. JAPHET TURNER 21 Apr. 1763.
64. SAMUEL, b. 1733.
65. JANE, b. (1737); perh. m. SOLOMON DAGGETT (63).
66. EZRA, b. 1741.
21. DAVID HILLMAN, (Richard,2 John1), b. abt. 1711; res. C., weaver. He m. (1) THANKFUL (wid. of THORPE?); (2) Mrs. MARANNA (HAMMETT) (29) HILLMAN. He d. 1785 and his will 3 Dec. 1783 was pro. 26 Oct. 1785. He was in Mil. Co. of C. 1757.

By First Wife:

70. RUTH, b. (1747); m. THOMAS THORPE 17 Mch. 1768.
71. THOMAS, b. 1749.
72. RICHARD, b. (1750).
73. MARY, b. 27 Apr. 1751; m. BENJAMIN HILLMAN (149).
74. DAVID, b. (1754) ; d. unm. ; Sea Coast Defence 1775-6 and in Army 1777-80.
75. EDWARD, b. (1756); m. LYDIA HILLMAN (98) 9 Dec. 1787.
76. LYDIA, b. (1760); m. NATHANIEL NICKERSON 21 Sept. 1780.
22. JOSEPH HILLMAN, (Richard,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1714; res. C. He m. KEZIAH NORTON 27 Nov. 1737, of whom nothing further is known. He was in the Mil. Co. of C. in 1757, the last known of him.

80. STEPHEN, b. (1738).
81. CORNELIUS, b. (1740).
82. DANIEL, b. (1743) ; in Sea Coast Coast Defence 1776.
83. SARAH, b. (1746); m. JOHN FLANDERS (30) 27 Jan. 1769.
84. HULDAH, b. (1747).
85. MATTHEW, b. (1749).
86. ABNER, b. (1751).
23. TIMOTHY HILLMAN, (Richard,2 John1), b. abt. 1717; res. C., husbandman; rem. to T. bef. 1757 and was liv. 1790 on his farm near Indian town. He was of the Mil. Co. of T. 1757. He m. JEDIDAH LUCE (142) abt. 1739 who was b. 22 May 1719 and was the mother of his children of whom the following is an incomplete list:

90. GEORGE, b. (1740).
91. TIMOTHY, b. (1745); no further record except as Revolutionary soldier, 1776, and in Census of 1790.
92. PELEG LUCE, b. 1757.
93. LYDIA, b. (1760).
94. TABITHA, b. (1763).
32. THOMAS HILLMAN, (John2-l), b. abt. 1716; res. C., He m. (1) (int. 17 Mch. 1743) MARANA HAMMETT (29), who was b. abt. 1724 and surviving him m. (2) DAVID HILLMAN (21). He d. 1747-8 and est. was adm. by wid. 15 Mch. 1747-8 and div. Dec. 1760. He left two minor children:

100. REBECCA, b. 21 July 1745; m. ROBERT HILLMAN (146) 11 May 1769.
101. RUTH, b. (1747).
34. SHUBAEL HILLMAN, (John2-l), b. abt. 1720; res. C., mariner; rem. to Nantucket, where he m. JUDITH WHIPPY 3 Dec. 1746.

110. THOMAS, b. 4 Mch. 1748.
111. WILLIAM, b. 4 May 1750.
112. JOHN, b. (1752); m. PHEBE FOLGER 1 Oct. 1775, who was b. 8 July 1753, dau. of Seth Folger of N. He was Rev. soldier and prisoner of war 1781; prob. d. soon after and wid. m. (2) DANIEL ALLEN 26 Sept. 1788.
35. JOHN HILLMAN, (John2-1), b. abt. 1722; res. C., yeoman; in Mil. Co. 1757; rem. after 1782 to Williamsburg, Mass. where he d. Mch. 1784. He m. HANNAH _____, of whose identity nothing has been learned.

120. LOT, b. 1758.
121. HANNAH, b. (1760).
122. JOHN, b. (1762); res. So. Hadley, Mass., inn-holder; he m. PATTY BODMEN, and d. 18 Aug. 1796 leaving 4 children: Esther, Samuel, Patty and Erastus B.
123. SHUBAEL, b. (1765).
124. LEVI, b. (1768).
125. ABIGAIL, (1770).
126. ELEAZER, b. 1772.
127. RUTH, b. (1774).
42. SETH HILLMAN, (Benjamin,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1722; res. C. He m. ABIGAIL _____, of whose identity nothing has been learned and little further is known of him or the issue of the marriage, except that he d. bef. 11 Aug. 1752.

130. SETH, b. (1746).
131. RHODA, b. (1747) ; m. MALACHI MERRY (21) 26 June 1766.
132. ABIGAIL, b. (1749); m. MICHAEL LOUNSBURY 27 Apr. 1769.
133. SUSANNA, b. 1751; m. BENJAMIN SKIFF (82) 12 Dec. 1765.
43. BENJAMIN HILLMAN, (Benjamin,2 John1), b. 31 July 172(5?); res. C., yeoman. He m. (1) LOVE CATHCART (22), who was b. 13 July 1725 and d. bef. 1761; (2) ABIGAIL MANTER (56) 4 Feb. 1761, who was b. (1737) and survived her husband who d. Sept. 1784 and his will 25 Sept. 1784 was pro. 12 Oct. 1784. He was in Mil. Co. of C. 1757.

By First Wife:

145. LOVE, b. (1746); m. JOSEPH MAYHEW (318).
146. ROBERT, b. 30 Mch. 1747.
147. MARTHA, b. 4 Nov. 1748; m. JOSEPH CHASE (135) 26 Nov. 1772.
148. HANNAH, b. 10 May 1753; m. JOHN PEASE (453).
149. BENJAMIN, b. 18 Sept. 1755.
150. ZACHARIAH, b. 12 June 1758.

By Second Wife:

151. WHITTEN, b. (1762).
152. OWEN, b. 4 Jan. 1765.
153. ELIZABETH, b. (1767).
154. WALTER, b. (1769); d. 15 Sept. 1797 [“lost at sea” – Chilmark Congregational Church records.]
155. ALEXANDER, b. (1771); rem. from Vineyard.
156. ICHABOD, b. 7 Mch. 1773.
157. SUSANNA, b. (1775); perh. m. AARON DAGGETT (446).
158. MIRIAM, b. (1778).
44. HENRY HILLMAN, (Benjamin,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1728; res. C. He m. MARY MANTER (53), who was b. abt. 1729 and surviving him d. 8 Feb. 1812 at Easton, N. Y. He d. 1763-4 and his will Dec. 1763 was pro. 7 Feb. 1764. He served in Mil. Co. of C. 1757.

160. JAMES, b. (1753).
161. ANN, b. (1756); m. JOHN BASSETT (93) 7 Mch. 1776.
162. ELIZABETH, b. (1758).
163. MARY, b. (1760); prob. d. unm. in Cambridge, N. Y.
45. SILAS HILLMAN, (Benjamin,2 Johnl), b. 1731; res. C.; rem. to T. 1786 but ret. to C. where he d. 6 Dec. 1815 [of consumption.] His will 3 Jan. 1811 was pro. 8 Dec. 1815. He was in the Mil. Co. of C. 1757. He m. (1) SUSANNA MAYHEW (293) 4 Dec. 1755, who was b. abt. 1735; (2) EUNICE LOOK (37) 18 Mch. 1779, who was b. abt. 1743 and survived him.

By First Wife:

170. DEBORAH, b. 1756; m. LOT NORTON (924) 4 Dec. 1777.
171. EUNICE, b. 1758; m. ROBERT LOOK (56) 30 May 1779.
172. SAMSON, b. 20 June 1761.
173. HENRY, b. 2 Feb. 1764.
174. SILAS, b. 28 May 1769; res. C., farmer. He m. (1) SUKEY JONES (110) 21 Nov. 1798 [in Chilmark]; (2) MARY B. NORTON 19 July 1835 (No further records). [Was “Sukey” the same as Mrs. Susan Hillman, wife of Silas Hillman, who died in Chilmark, age about 60 yrs., as reported in the Sept. 3, 1834 Columbian Centinel? What about Susanna, wife of Silas Hillman, who appears on a Chilmark Cemetery gravestone as having died 26 Oct. 1834 in her 55th year?)] [Silas appears with Mary in the 1850 Chilmark census as a farmer. Silas died Jan. 1852 in Chilmark.]
175. NANCY, b. (1772); m. (1) PRINCE HILLMAN (362) 18 July 1801 [in Chilmark]; (2) SAMUEL LOOK, Jr. (165) 19 Mch 1808 [in Chilmark.] [Her death in Georgetown, ME was reported in the 7 Jan 1859 Vineyard Gazette.]

By Second Wife:

176. LOIS, b. Feb. 1782; m. DANIEL LOOK (109) [on 7 Oct. 1804 in Chilmark. Daniel called a resident of Addison, Me. in Cong. Church record.]
177. PRUDENCE, b. (1784); m. ABRAHAM KNOWLES 9 July 1807 [in Chilmark.]
64. SAMUEL HILLMAN, (Jonathan,2 Johnl), b. Feb. 1732-3; res. C., yeoman. He m. PHEBE CATHCART (24), who was b. 23 Apr. 1729 and d. 20 July 1829 [in Chilmark], over 100 years of age. [She is called a “town pauper” in the town death record.] He d. 27 Jan. 1801 [in Chilmark, of cancer, and is buried in Chilmark Cemetery.] Served in Mil. Co. of C. 1757.

190. TRISTRAM, b. 16 July 1752; d. 15 June 1788.
191. JONATHAN, b. 17 Aug. 1754; d. y.
192. JONATHAN, b. 6 Sept. 1757; settled in Canada; m. SARAH HAMMETT (66) 16 Nov. 1780; Rev. soldier 1775-6; d. 4 Dec. 1782 at sea.
193. GERSHOM, b. 3 Apr. 1760; m. ELIZA NAPIER of Baltimore. Rev. soldier 1776.
194. JIREH, b. 30 Oct. 1762; d. 24 Sept. 1783.
195. JANE, b. 7 June 1765; m. WALTER BOARDMAN (46) 4 Dec. 1790.
196. PARNELL, b. 29 July 1767; m. THOMAS LAMBERT (114) 30 Oct. 1791 [in Chilmark.]
197. SAMUEL, b. 3 Sept. 1769.
198. MOSES, b. 3 Sept. 1771.
66. EZRA HILLMAN, (Jonathan,2 Johnl), b. 1741; res. C. He m. ZERVIAH JONES (76) 4 Dec. 1766, who was b. 19 Jan. 1747 and d. Feb. 1842 [in Chilmark of “decay of nature.”] He d. 2 Aug. 1810 [in Chilmark of consumption.]

200. SHADRACH, b. 8 Nov. 1767; m. PRUDENCE BUTLER (242) 20 Mch. 1794 [in Chilmark]; rem. to Florida, N. Y. (1810).
201. DANIEL, b. 23 May 1772.
202. MARTHA, b. 1l Jan. 1775; d. y.
203. ASAHEL, b. 28 July 1776.
204. JANE, b. 11 Feb. 1779; d. 2 May 1848, unm.
205. JONATHAN, b. 8 June 1784. [He appears in the 1850 Chilmark census as a farmer, with his brother Benjamin.]
206. ZEBULON, b. 4 Apr. 1786.
207. MARTHA, b. 16 Apr. 1789.
208. BENJAMIN, b. 2 Apr. 1793. [He appears in the 1850 Chilmark census as a farmer, with his brother Jonathan. He died in Chilmark in July 1853.]
71. THOMAS HILLMAN, (David,3 Richard,2 Johnl), b. 1749; res. C., rem. to Readfield, Me. 1798. He m. RUTH MAYHEW (334), who was b. abt. 1750. He d. Apr. 1835. Served in Sea Coast Defence 1776.

210. FRANCIS, b. Apr. 1778; d. 9 Nov. 1862, Troy, Me.
211. CHARLES, b. (1780); d. 6 Dec. 1853, Troy, Me.
212. THOMAS, b. 4 Apr. 1783; m. SARAH GERRISH.
213. JETHRO, b. 1785; res. Readfield, Me.
214. SARAH, b. (1787); m. JAMES SMITH.
215. LAVINIA, b. 7 Sept. 1789.
216. (Daughter), b. 21 Mch 1791.
217. (Daughter), b. 28 Oct. 1792.
218. (Daughter), b. 26 June 1795.
72. RICHARD HILLMAN, (David,3 Richard,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1750; res. C., rem. to Florida, N. Y. 1810. He m. Mrs. JANE (NICKERSON) THOMPSON, wid. of Robert, 3 July 1775. He served in Sea Coast Defence 1776.

220. BERIAH, b. 15 Mch 1776.
221. THANKFUL, b. 23 July 1778.
222. ARNOLD, b. 21 Jan. 1781.
223. MARY, b. 9 July 1784.
224. ELIPHALET, b. 20 Feb. 1786
225. (Daughter, b. 1788.)
80. STEPHEN HILLMAN, (Joseph,3 Richard,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1738; res. C., mariner; rem. to Charlestown, Mass. bef. 1769. He m. FEAR BAKER 5 Dec. 1765 at Boston who survived him and m. (2) Capt. JEREMIAH MAYHEW (122) 7 Apr. 1776. He served in Mil. Co. of C. 1757. Date of his death unknown.
81. CORNELIUS HILLMAN, (Joseph,3 Richard,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1740; res. T., prob. mariner; served in French and Indian Wars 1761-2; rem. to Charlestown, Mass. (1774) and later to Philadelphia (1779) where he d. 26 Sept. 1814. He kept a tavern in the Dock Ward of that city and became a considerable property owner and a prosperous business man. His will 7 Feb. 1814 was pro. 26 Sept. 1814 (Phil. Co. Prob. V. 329). He m. (1) MARGARET _____, who was b. Aug. 1747 and d. 20 Oct. 1796; (2) MARY _____, who was bur. 22 Aug. 1808.

By First Wife:

240. JOB, b. 14 Dec. 1780; prob. d. bef. 1814.
241. CORNELIUS, b. ___; bur. 8 July 1798.
242. MARY, b. ___; d. y.
242. ELIZABETH, b. and d. 20 Oct. 1796.

By Second Wife:

243. SARAH, b. 3 July 1799.
244. THOMAS, b. 13 Dec. 1802.
245. MARY ANN, b. ___.
85. MATTHEW HILLMAN, (Joseph,3 Richard,2 John1), b. abt. 1749; res. C., mariner; rem. to Rochester, Mass. 1778 and later to Boston, 1792. He m. NANCY PULLING 2 Apr. 1774, dau. of Robert and Mary (Thompson) Pulling of Boston, boat builder. No further information as to the future movements of the family or children, has been obtained. He was a Rev. soldier.
86. ABNER HILLMAN, (Joseph,3 Richard,2 John1), b. abt. 1751; res. C., mariner. Rem. to Rochester, Mass. 1782, and later to Dartmouth. He served in the Sea Coast Defence 1775-6 and again in 1780 during the Revolution. He m. ELIZABETH SCUDDER 22 July 1783 at Boston, perh. dau. of David and Mary Scudder, who was b. 4 Mch 1765. No further information has been obtained concerning them or their issue, if any.
90. GEORGE HILLMAN, (Timothy,3 Richard,2 John1), b. abt. 1740; res. T., mariner. He m. Mrs. DINAH (NORTON) (449) NORTON, wid. of Gideon (170), who was b. 20 July 1729 and d. 27 July 1815 [in Tisbury. She is buried at Crossways Cemetery.] He d. 30 Jan. 1789 at sea. He served in the Sea Coast Defence 1776.

280. ELIJAH, b. 1768.
281. JETHRO, b. 1770.
92. PELEG LUCE HILLMAN, (Timothy,3 Richard,2 John1), b. 1757; res. T., master mariner; rem. to Boston, later to Washington, N. C. where he lived a number of years, and thence to Lynn, Mass. (1789). He d. Feb. 1798 and was bur. at Copp’s Hill, Boston. He served in the Sea Coast Defence 1775 and was Quartermaster of the privateer “Oliver Cromwell” 1777. He m. (1) MARY DAGGETT (116) 13 May 1779 who obtained a divorce from him Aug. 1789; she returned to T. and never remarried, living to a great age. It will be remembered that she was one of the “Liberty Pole girls”. He m. (2) MEHITABLE HAGGAR (int. ) 14 Jan. 1790, dau. of William Haggar of Boston, instrument maker. She was b. 26 Apr. 1764 at Newport, R. I. and d. 29 July 1859 at Boston.

By Second Wife:

295. WILLIAM, b. 1792; d. 4 Dec. 1856, unm.
296. GEORGE, b. 19 Oct. 1795; d. 2 Jan. 1862 (Medford).
120. LOT HILLMAN, (John3-2-1), b. 1758; res. C. ; rem. to Williamsburg, Mass. (1784), later to Conway and Coleraine, in which latter named place he d. 14 Nov. 1805. He served in the Sea Coast Defence 1776. He m. LOVEY LUCE (571) 20 June 1780, who was b. abt. 1760, but date of death is unknown.

300. HANNAH, b. 8 Oct. 1780; m. OLIVER THAYER 17 Nov. 1798.
301. PRUDENCE, b. 25 June 1782; m. DANIEL DWIGHT 1800.
302. JEMIMA, b. 1 Sept. 1784; m. CALVIN KEYES, Jr., 1808.
303. JOHN, b. 8 Apr. 1786; m. RELIANCE KEYES 1810.
304. PRESBURY, b. 2 Nov. 1788; m. EDITH HITCHCOCK 13 Nov. 1808.
305. REUBEN, b. 3 Sept. 1790; m. ANN NIMS 5 Apr. 1815.
306. JUSTIN, b. 17 Aug. 1792; m. ABIGAIL TAYLOR 1812.
307. SALLY, b. 9 Oct. 1795; m. ORIN VINCENT 1819.
308. ELEAZER, b. (1797)
309. DRUSILLA, b. 1800; m. JOHN NIMS 1820.
310. ARAD, b. 1801; m. ELIZA KENDRICK.
124. SHUBAEL HILLMAN, (John 3-2-1), b. abt. 1765; res. C., rem. to Williamsburg, (1785), later to Gill, Mass. (1797) and thence to Cleveland, Ohio. He m. LYDIA MAYHEW (387) 6 Jan. 1788, who was b. 12 Nov. 1767. No further record of death of husband or wife.

320. PEGGY, b. 21 Apr. 1789; m. OWEN BALLARD.
321. LUCINDA, b. 14 Dec. 1790.
322. WASS, b. 10 Oct. 1792; m. AMANDA ALLEN.
323. CHESTER, b. 3 Sept. 1794; m. LAURA BALLARD.
324. AMANDA, b. 7 Aug. 1796.
325. JOHN MAYHEW, b. 7 Nov. 1798; m. (1) MARY DERBY, 1819; (2) ELEANOR KENNEDY, 1838.
326. SUSANNA, b. 8 Sept. 1800.
327. RUTH. b. 26 Mch. 1802; m. DANIEL A. BIGELOW.
328. WILLIAM EDWARDS, b. 30 May 1804.
329. SHUBAEL FRANKLIN, b. 17 Sept. 1806.
330. MARCY HAWKS, b. 22 May 1809.
[Scott Thomson <mchomie@win.bright.net> writes: “I am probably a descendant of, indeed, Shubael and Lydia. I say probably because I have no documentation that they had a daughter, Abigail Taylor Hillman, who married Oliver Samuel May. The Dukes Co. genealogy only lists children of Shubael and Lydia through Mercy Hawks, born 1809. However, an e-mail correspondent sent me a note that said that Abigail was born in 1814 (that year is in conflict with the 1850 census returns, but that isn’t unusual) in Conway, Franklin Co., MA, which is where the family went from Martha’s. There is a Franklin Co. vital records book that may settle the issue, but I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet. There is also and LDS IGI entry for Shubael dying, and Oliver Samuel and Abigail marrying, in Trumbull Co., OH. Two of Shubael and Lydia’s other children are living in proximity to Oliver Samuel and/or his parents between 1820 and 1840, so I am making the assumption (and I hope this one doesn’t cause me the grief that some have) that Abigail is a younger child of S. and L., and escaped the attention of Banks because she was born elsewhere. (I don’t know who else she could belong to, anyway.)”]
128. ELEAZER HILLMAN, (John3-2-l), b. 1772, res. C., rem. to Williamsburg, Mass. (1790) and later to Leyden, N. Y. where he d. 1798. He m. SARAH WASHBURN of Williamsburgh, who survived him and she m. (2) SETH JOHNSON of Dana, Mass.

340. WELTHIA , b. 1795; m. JONAS WOODWARD
341. STEPHEN, b. 3 Oct. 1797; m. CHLOE BARNES 7 Mch. 1829.
130. SETH HILLMAN, (Seth,3 Benjamin,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1745; res. C., cordwainer. Rem. to Dartmouth and later to Freetown, Mass. (1790). He was a Rev. soldier 1775 and 1780. Date and place of death unknown. He m. MARY WHITE, dau. Thomas and Ruth (Marchant) (27) White of Freetown, of whom no further record has been obtained.

350. RUTH, b. 29 Aug. 1776; m. HENRY BUTTERFTELD 7 Mch. 1796.
351. SUSANNA
352. SETH; rem. to New Vineyard, Me.
353. THOMAS; perh rem. to Farmington, Me.
354. MARCHANT.
355. ABIGAIL.
146. ROBERT HILLMAN, (Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. 30 Mch. 1747; res. C., yeoman and trader, and prob. mariner, as he was called “Captain.” He m. REBECCA HILLMAN (100) 11 May 1769, who was b. 21 July 1745 and d. 31 Oct. 1815 [in Chilmark of consumption.] He d. 20 Oct. 1824 and his will 19 Sept. 1821 was pro. 19 Jan. 1824. Her will 14 Feb. 1810 was pro. 27 Nov. 1815. [They are both buried in Chilmark Cemetery.] [Dorothy Poole, in her book A New Vineyard, notes that Robert was master of the whaleship Trelawney out of Bristol, England in 1794, and includes a transcript of his Sailing Orders. See A New Vineyard by Dorothy Cottle Poole (Dukes County Historical Society, Edgartown, MA, 1976) for more on this family.]

360. GILBERT, b. (1770); no further record.
361. ISAIAH, b. 2 June 1771; drowned 1796. [The Chilmark Congregational Church records him as “lost at sea” in a 13 Sep 1796 entry.] [Poole writes “Isaiah was earning $20 a month sailing from Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) on the schooned Andrew, Capt. Norton. He wrote home, ‘…to add to our troubles we have our men taken out by those rascals, the English, so that we are scarcely able to get men to sail on our vessels.’ Two years later he wrote to Uriel in Chilmark, telling of his safe passage from Philadelphia to Hispaniola and the discouraging fact that produce was lower in the latter part than in the former. His next port of call was to be Jamaica and then he purported to return to the Vineyard where business was good and wages higher.”]
362. PRINCE, b. 19 June 1773; m. NANCY HILLMAN (175) 18 July 1801. [Poole writes that Prince died at sea in 1797.]
363. URIEL, b. 3 Feb. 1775.
364. ROBERT, b. 16 June 1779; m. LOVE HILLMAN (383); d. 8 Apr. 1852, aged 73 years. [Did he move to New Bedford with his wife’s family and remarry Ann _____ (d. 10 Oct 1840, aged 42) after Love’s 1832 death?] [In Nov. 1807 (according to Poole’s account of family letters), Robert had gone to New Bedford, and in Feb. 1811 was again in New Bedford buying timber to build a ship.
365. JAMES, b. 15 Aug. 1781; d. 19 Aug. 1819, unm. [In Nov. 1807 (according to Poole’s account of family letters), James had gone to Savannah, and in Jan. 1808 that he had “gone to south”; but by Feb. 1811 was in Bedford with his brother Robert buying timber to build a ship. In 1815 James had gone to Ireland with Jon with their ship with a cargo of tobacco. He died in Chilmark in 1819 and is buried in Chilmark Cemetery.]
366. JONATHAN, b. 16 Aug. 1783; d. 17 Jan. 1861 (Brooklyn, N. Y. ). [In Nov. 1807 (according to Poole’s account of family letters), Jon had gone to New York; in Jan. 1808 he had gone to Dublin from NY as mate of ship Capt. Maxfield. He was home in Feb. 1811. In 1815 Jon had gone to Ireland with James with their ship with a cargo of tobacco. In Aug. 1818 he was home, waiting for their new ship.]
367. REBECCA, b. 30 July 1785; m. WILLIAM PACKARD [of Plymouth] 8 Mch. 1815 [in Chilmark.]
149. BENJAMIN HILLMAN, (Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. 18. Sept. 1755; res. C., rem. to Ohio and d. 25 Sept. 1834. He m. MARY HILLMAN (73) who was b. 27 Apr. 1751 and d. 13 Jan. 1836.

370. WILLIAM, b. 14 July 1777.
371. DAVID, b. 15 Nov. 1778.
373. JIREH, b. 31 Oct. 1783.
374. REBECCA, b. 17 Feb. 1785.
375. MARTHA, bapt. 17 Apr. 1791.
150. ZACHARIAH HILLMAN, (Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. 12 June 1758; res. C., shipwright, rem. to New Bedford bef. 1788 where he d. [11 Aug.] 1824 [in New Bedford], and his wid. adm. est. in Oct. that year. He m. (1) MARY NORTON who was prob. the mother of his children and (2) RHODA MAXFIELD. [Mary died 22 Apr 1810 in New Bedford, aged 50.]

380. JETHRO, b. 1789; m. JUDITH R. DURFEE. [Judith died 27 Sep 1832, and they are both buried in Peckham West Cemetery, Mount Pleasant St., New Bedford.]
381. ZACHARIAH, b. (1791); m. SYLVIA CORNISH JENNEY.
382. BENJAMIN. [New Bedord vital records notes his death 27 June 1815 in his 31st year, near New Orleans.]
383. LOVE, ; m. ROBERT HILLMAN (364). [Did she die 11 Aug. 1832, aged 45, and buried in Griffin Street Cemetery, New Bedford?]
384. MARY [H.] ; m. EPHRAIM KEMPTON. [She died 10 Feb. 1844, aged 52, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford.]
385. MARTHA, ; m. HENRY BEETLE.
151. WHITTEN HILLMAN, (Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. abt. 1750; res. C., mariner; prob. d. at sea bef. 1790. He m. OLIVE ROTCH (43) 2 Sept. 1784, who was b. 21 May 1761 and surviving him, she m. (2) ABIJAH HAMMETT (69) 2 Dec. 1791.

390. WHITTEN, b. (1785); res. C., master mariner; rem. to New Bedford where he m. SUSAN COGGESHALL and had issue MARY6 and WHITTEN who was a mariner residing in Rockland, Me. Whitten5 d. 1812 at New Bedford Mass. [Nancy Mach <Orchidnan@aol.com> notes that Whitten Hillman m. Susanna Robinson on 27 Apr 1806, according to the New Bedford Vital Records, p. 270. Can anyone reconcile the two references to his marriage?]
152. OWEN HILLMAN, (Benjamin,3-2 Johnl), b. 4 Jan. 1765; res. C., master mariner. He m. POLLY NORTON (583) 20 Aug. 1795, who was b. 1774 and d. 1 Feb. 1840. He d. 13 Apr. 1835 [in Chilmark.] [They are both buried in Chilmark Cemetery.] [

400. SUSAN, b. 7 June 1797; m. BENJAMIN S. TILTON (352) 24 Oct. 1822.
401. WALTER, b. 6 Dec. 1798: m. ADELINE NORTON (251) 23 Mch. 1820. [Walter Hillman sailed on the ship Martha of New Bedford during 1817-18, the ship Milwood of New Bedford throughout 1818-21, the ship Maria Theresa of New Bedford in 1822-24, and as captain of the ship Ann Alexander of New Bedford from 1825-28. Capt. Walter Hillman died in 1877. Adeline died of dropsy in Tisbury on 20 Apr 1868. They are both buried at Lambert’s Cove Cemetery. They had a son Walter Hillman (b. 9 Jan 1829 in Tisbury) and a daughter Carrie Norton Hillman (b.19 Mar 1836 in Tisbury; m. Jason Luce on 25 Nov 1862 in Tisbury.)]
402. POLLY, b. (1800); m. SHUBAEL NORTON (250) 21 Feb. 1828. [She died 28 Oct. 1857 in Tisbury of lung fever. They are buried at Lambert’s Cove Cemetery.]
403. OWEN, b. 19 Jan. 1804; m. CHARLOTTE TILTON (359) 16 June 1828. They were the parents of Hon. Beriah Tilton Hillman, for many years Register of Probate for Dukes Co., who was b. 28 Jan. 1843 and is still active in his official duties. Mr. Hillman served during the Civil War and is now resident at Edgartown. The author is indebted to him for continuous courtesies of his office in searching records. Mr. Hillman married Abby B. Pierce of Woonsocket, R. I. and their two sons, Captain Horace Owen and Arthur Beriah, now living in E., are the last male representatives in their generation, of this once numerous family on the Vineyard. Capt. Horace Owen Hillman married Henrietta Norton, and they have one son, Owen Hillman; b. 29 Dec. 1909 in from the emigrant, John, to perpetuate the name in the years to come.

[Kay Mayhew writes: “Hillman data in Banks’ vol. III re 403 Owen Hillman and his son Beriah Tilton Hillman is confusing and has some errors, both on p.206 and on p.524. The Hillman line from 632 Beriah Hillman should read:
“632 Hon. Beriah Tilton Hillman b 1843 m Abby B. Pierce; their children:
670 Anna Hillman b 1869, m Henry Cottle(401)
671 Horace Owen Hillman b 1872 m1 Henrietta Norton (1990), m2.A Foreman(20)
672 Fannie Hillman 1874-1950 m William Howard
673 Edward Hillman b 1876
674 Arthur Beriah Hillman 1876-1954 m Elizabeth Brown(20), having issue:
Olive Hillman b1903-
675 Walter Hillman 1880-1943
676 Charlotte Hillman b 1882 m James Randlett

“671 Capt. Horace Owen Hillman b 1843 m Henrietta Norton [see III:206]; m2 A
Foreman (20); children:
690 Mildred Hillman b 1894 m Charles F Waters, Jr.
691 Owen Hillman b 29 December 1909 [p206 error: not son of Owen (403)] He never married.”] [CMMayhew]

[Owen (#403) sailed on two voyages of the ship Pacific of New Bedford during 1821-23, on the ship Com Rodgers of New Bedford during 1823-24, and on six voyages of the ship George & Martha of New Bedford during 1824-30. He was described in crew lists as about 5′ 7″ tall with light or fair complexion and dark or brown hair. Owen and Charlotte had another son Zachariah Hillman, b. 28 Oct 1844, who sailed on the bark Morning Star of New Bedford during 1862-63, and died in Chilmark in Aug. 1868. Owen and Charlotte’s other children were Caroline Hillman (1832), Francis B. T. Hillman (1839); Warren T. Hillman (1841); and Charlotte G. Hillman (1846).] [He was undoubtedly the Capt. Owen Hillman who died in Chilmark in Oct. 1873, aged about 70.]
404. CLARRISSA, b. 26 Oct. 1805; m. SAMUEL NICKERSON 17 May 1829.
405. ANN C., b. 29 June 1808 [in Edgartown]; d. unm. d. 1872. [She appears with the Otis Smith family in Chilmark in the 1850 census.]
406. ABIGAIL, b. 21 Apr. 1811; m. RUFUS [H.] DAVIS (164) [int. 28 Sep 1840 in Edgartown.]
407. ELIZA, b. 23 Feb. 1813; m. IRA F. LUCE 1 Mch 1836. [d. 1899 in Tisbury.]
408. JANE N., b. 10 Apr. 1815; m. OTIS SMITH 30 Oct. 1833.
409. CELIA, b. 4 Oct. 1817; m. EDWIN A. LUCE 16 July 1837.
156. ICHABOD HILLMAN, (Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. 7 Mch. 1773; res. C., mariner; rem. to Boston, where he d. abt. 1812 and est. was adm. by wid. He m. JERUSHA RIDLEY 1 Feb. 1798, who was b. 23 Nov. 1779, dau. of John and Hannah (Gross) Ridley of Truro. She was living in Boston in 1820.

420. WALTER, (no further record).
421. ALEXANDER, b. 30 June 1807; d. 5 June 1881 (New Bedford).
422. BENJAMIN, b. 1809; d. 1811.
423. CHARLES B., b. 1809; d. 1850 (California).
160. JAMES HILLMAN, (Henry,3 Benjamin,2 Johnl), b. abt. 1753; res. C. He served in the Sea Coast Defence 1776 and d. bef. 1783. He m. DINAH BUTLER (150) who survived and prob. m. (2) ELEAZER DUNHAM 23 June 1801.

427. HENRY, b. 1779; d. 20 Aug. 1798. [of Yellow Fever. (Chilmark Congregational Church Records.) Is he also the same as James, son of James and Dinah Hillman, who died 20 Aug 1798, a. 19, in Chilmark? (Chilmark Cemetery gravestone)]
172. SAMSON HILLMAN, (Silas,3 Benjamin,2 John1), b. 20 June 1761; res. C., rem. to No. Cambridge, N. Y. (1789), and later to Greenwich, N. Y. where he d. 1834. He m. DAMARIS LOOK (100), 25 Feb. 1783, who was b. 23 Aug. 1764 and d. 1843.

430. SUSANNA, b. 24 May 1784; d. 18 Feb. 1790.
431. MATTHEW, b. 7 May 1786; m. (l) MARY POTTER; (2) DELINA BALLOU.
432. ANNA, b. 17 Oct. 1788; m. _____ LUCE.
433. POLLY, b. 26 Jan. 1791.
434. MAYHEW, b. 4 Mch. 1793; m. SARAH KING.
435. BETSEY, b. 26 Mch 1795; m. EPHRAIM HILLMAN (444).
436. BENJAMIN, b. 21 Dec. 1797.
437. JOHN, b. 28 Feb. 1800; m. (l) HANNAH POTTER; (2) ANNA DAYTON.
438. DANIEL, b. 18 Apr. 1802; m. LOUISA ALVIRA WHELDON.
173. HENRY HILLMAN, (Silas,3 Benjamin,2 Johnl), b. 2 Feb. 1764; res. C., mariner; rem. to Florida, N. Y. (1810), later to Minorville, N. Y. where he engaged in farming, and thence to Broadalbin, same state, where he d. 26 Feb. 1850. He m. SARAH MAYHEW (600) 9 Dec. 1790 [in Chilmark], who was b. 28 June 1767 and d. 21 Aug. 1853. [Note that the church marriage record calls her “Jane Mayhew”.]

440. HENRY, b. 19 Oct. 1791; m. DOROTHY AVERY.
441. SARAH, b. 4 Apr. 1793; m. PETER ASHE.
442. SUSAN, b. 3 Apr. 1795; m. JOHN FERGUSON.
443. SILAS, b. 7 Sept. 1797; d. 9 Oct. 1819.
444. EPHRAIM, b. 16 June 1802; m. BETSEY HILLMAN (435).

[190. TRISTRAM HILLMAN, (Samuel,3 Jonathan,2 John1), b. 16 July 1752; d. 15 June 1788. Robert N. Grant
<RNGrant@prodigy.com> writes the following about Tristram:

“He married Ann Lindopp on November 19, 1777, at St. Botolph without Aldgate Parish, London, England. Ann was born on September 24, 1749, at St. Sepulchre Parish, London England, the daughter of William Lindpp and Mary (_____) Lindopp. They had three children:

1. Edmund Tristram Hillman, born September 1, 1778, and baptized at St. Botolph without Bishopgate Parish, London, England,
2. Ann Maidstone (Hillman) Grant, born September 6, 1780, and baptized at St. Leonard Parish, Streatham, London, England,
3. George Sykes Hillman, born on August 14, 1782, and baptized at St. Leonard Parish, Streatham, London, England.

Tristram went to England in 1770 to attend a naval academy, served on various ships for the Royal Navy, including his privateer the Maidstone, fought at the Battle of the Saintes as second master on Admiral Rodney’s flagship Formidable, and was assigned as a master of the captured French flagship Ville de Paris. In 1784 the family moved to New Brunswick, Canada, where he drowned June 15, 1788, trying to cross the St. John River.

Ann (Lindopp) Hillman married Anthony Woodland on January 23, 1790, at Woodstock, York County (now Carleton County), New Brunswick, Canada, and separated on July 8, 1800. Ann died on December 1, 1815, at Northmapton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.”]
197. SAMUEL HILLMAN, (Samuel,3 Jonathan,2 John1), b. 3 Sept. 1769; res. C., Methodist clergyman; rem. to Livermore, Me. (1788), and later to Monmouth, Me. where he d. 6 Jan. 1849. He m. JANE NORTON (573) 28 Nov. 1793, who was b. 13 May 1771 and d. 23 Sept. 1837.

490 JANE, b. 12 Feb. 1796; m. SAMUEL BLOSSOM 20 June 1829.
491. CYRUS STEBBINS, b. 5 July 1798; m. MARY M. BOYNTON 6 Dec. 1822.
492. SAMUEL, b. 22 Oct. 1801; m. HELEN HART 22 May 1844.
493. ABNER PLUMMER, b. 19 July 1806; m. ALFREDA ALBEE 13 June 1832.
494. MARY PLUMMER, b. 30 Aug. 1811; m. THOS. DAY 30 Aug. 1838, parents of James R. Day, Chancellor of Syracuse University.
198. MOSES HILLMAN, (Samuel,3 Jonathan,2 John1), b. 3 Sept. 1771; res. C., rem. to Monmouth, Me. and later to Livermore, Me. where he d. 17 Dec. 1823. He m. LYDIA CHASE (228) 11 Sept. 1794 [in Chilmark], who was b. 4 Feb. 1772 and d. 25 July 1819.

500. TRISTRAM, b. 14 Aug. 1795; m. ABIGAIL STEWART (213) [“Nabby”] 28 Sept. 1817 [in Chilmark.] [Tristram died July 1875 in Livermore, ME.]
501. JIREH, b. 2 Apr. 1797; m. NANCY N. TILTON (356). [Jireh sailed on the ship Nye of New Bedford during 1833-35 and the brig Popmunnett of Sippican during 1840-41. He may also have sailed on the ship Java of New Bedford during 1829-30. He was described in a crew list as 5′ 11″ with light complexion and brown hair. He appears with Nancy in the 1850 Chilmark census as a farmer. Was he the Capt. Jireh Hillman who died Feb. 1853 in Chilmark? Jireh and Nancy had a son Andrew Hillman, b.10 Dec 1832 in Chilmark, who sailed as second mate of the bark Ohio of New Bedford during 1862-64. Andrew was described as having dark complexion and dark hair. He later became an Edgartown carpenter and married Jane D. (Look) Gifford in Tisbury on 6 Jan 1875.]
502. PRUDENCE, b. 22 Sept. 1798; d. 22 Feb. 1879 unm. (Portland).
503. FANNY, b. 5 Jan. 1801; m. Rev. REUBEN MILNER 26 Mch. 1835.
504. CHARLOTTE, b. 7 Jan. 1803; m. LOUIS CHASE.
505. LYDIA, b. 3 Dec. 1804; m. ALEXANDER BEMIS, 1829.
506. BETSEY, b. 5 Apr. 1806; d. 8 June 1825.
507. SAMUEL CHASE, b. 6 Sept. 1808; drowned at sea. [Was he the Chilmark blacksmith Samuel Hillman who died at sea on board whaleship Richmond of New Bedford, as reported in the May 28, 1836 Columbian Centinel? A Samuel Hillman of Chilmark, of about this age, also sailed on ship Minerva Symth of New Bedford during 1830-33.]
508. MOSES, b. 18 Oct. 1810; m. HANNAH W. SAFFORD 1 June 1836.
509. THOMAS MAYHEW, b. 16 Mch. 1814.
280. ELIJAH HILLMAN, (George,4 Timothy,3 Richard,2 John1), b. 1768; res. T. He m. CHARLOTTE COFFIN (140) 17 Aug. 1788, date of whose birth or death is not known. [She was born about 1767 in Nantucket and died 16 Oct 1851 of dysentary in Tisbury.] He d. 13 Dec. 1840. [They are both buried in Village Cemetery, Tisbury.]

600. BETSEY, b. 4. June 1789; m. BENJAMIN DEXTER (43) 12 July 1809. [She died 16 Nov 1865 in Holmes Hole of “old age”, and is buried in West Chop Cemetery.]
601. CHARLOTTE, b. 23 June 1793; m. ISAAC MOREHOUSE of New Milford, Conn. 27 Aug. 1820. [Charlotte appears with her son, John H. Morehouse, in the 1850 Tisbury census. She died 5 Sep 1852 in Holmes Hole of consumption and is buried at Vineyard Haven Village Cemetery.]
602. THOMAS N., b. (1795); d. y.
603. LYDIA, b. 17 July 1797; m. TIMOTHY GOODWIN 14 May 1819. [She died in Holmes Hole on 12 Apr 1864 of “softening of brain.”]
604. MARIA P., b. 17 Apr. 1799; m. Capt. HOSEA LEWIS 17 June 1827.
605. NANCY, b. 9 May 1801; m. GERSHOM DUNHAM (470) 23 Apr. 1820. [She evidently married (2nd) mariner Caleb Prouty, born 22 July 1788 in Scituate, MA, whom she appears with in the 1850 census of Tisbury along with their son, mariner Everett J. Prouty. She died 12 Oct. 1850 in Holmes Hole of dysentery, and was buried in Vineyard Haven Village Cemetery.]
606. JULIANA, b. 15 Sept. 1804; m. (1) THOMAS L. PROUTY [of Scituate]12 June 1825 [in Tisbury]; (2) DANIEL PEPPER [of Boston] 19 Feb. 1829 [in Tisbury]
607. DIANA, b. 19 July 1807; unm. [She appears in the 1850 Tisbury census with her mother.]
608. THOMAS N., b. 30 Mch. 1810; m. Mrs. BETSEY (WEST) (342) WEST. [See The Descendants of Betsey (West) Hillman for more information about this family.]
281. JETHRO HILLMAN, (George,4 Timothy,3 Richard,2 John1), b. 1770; res. T., mariner and pilot. [His death record calls him “seaman pilot”.] He m. SUSAN STANTON of Edenton, Chowan Co., N. C. who was b. 1767 and d. 17 Jan. 1847 [in Tisbury of palsy.] He d. 12 Dec. 1845 [in Tisbury of apoplexy.] Had issue:

610. ABIGAIL, who m. _____ MORSE, and possibly other issue.
362. PRINCE HILLMAN, (Robert,4 Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. 19 June 1773; res. C., mariner and d. at sea in May 1802. He m. NANCY HILLMAN (175) 18 July 1801 and she surviving him m. (2) SAMUEL LOOK, Jr. (165) (int. ) 19 Mch 1808.

710. EUNICE, b. 27 May 1802.
363. URIEL HILLMAN, (Robert,4 Benjamin,3-2 John1), b. 3 Feb. 1775; res. C., carpenter; rem. to Farmington, Me. (1807), where he d. 23 Jan. 1861. He m. BETSEY ADAMS (59) 21 Dec. 1797 [in Chilmark], who was b. 6 May 1774 and d. 25 Mch 1858 [in Farmington.] [Dorothy Poole writes in her book, A New Vineyard, “Like his brothers, Uriel sailed in merchant ships to the West Indies, to France and up and down the Atlantic Coast. But unlike his brothers, he did not enjoy going to sea, so he returned to Chilmark where he found employment as a carpenter. He became an exceptionally fine house joiner and his services were in great demand.” In 1807 they moved to Maine and cleared Lot No. 17 on the east side of the Sandy River near Farmington. See pp. 107-117 of A New Vineyard for more on this family.]

720. SOPHRONIA, b. 14 July 1798; d. 1883 unm.
721. ISAIAH, b. 14 Mch. 1800; m. (1) MARIA HILLMAN (900) 14 Sept. 1825, dau of Whitten (390) and Rebecca Hillman (367); (2) SARAH LAMBERT (202) 26 Jan. 1846. [She died on 8 May 1841 in Chilmark, aged 39y 4m 25d, of “puerperal fever of the brain.”] [Isaiah sailed on the ship Milwood of New Bedford from 1820-21, the ship Martha of New Bedford during 1822-23, as boatsteerer on the ship Maryland of New Bedford from 1821-1824 (although Poole notes that he left the Maryland and got a berth on the Pacific, returning to New Bedford in Apr. 1822. He then sailed on the Martha until 1829, when he became first mate on a new cargo ship.) Crew lists describe him as 5′ 7″ tall with dark hair and a dark complexion. Isaiah appears with Maria in the 1850 Chilmark census as a farmer with children Jonathan R. Hillman (1827); Rebecca Hillman (1830); Love Hillman (1832); Martha P. Hillman (1834); Elizabeth A. Hillman (1837); and Sophronia M. Hillman (1839).]
722. GILBERT RUSSELL, b. 16 Mch. 1802; m. MARY PETTENGILL 1826. [Poole writes that following his apprenticeship at the fulling mill, he sailed from Edgartown in June 1821 on the ship Loan, returning in 1823, but sailing again within a few weeks, returning in Dec. 1825. Poole writes “”From this time Gilbert’s travels from New Vineyard to Martha’s Vineyard were as regular as his whaling voyages permitted.” In 1845 he sailed as master of the Smyrna to the Pacific, before joining the Gold Rush to California. He eventually settled down as a farmer in New Vineyard, in a farm where his grandaughter still resided in 1976.]
723. ALEXANDER, b. 14 Feb. 1804; m. (1) THANKFUL PETTENGILL; (2) JANE CHURCHILL; (3) Mrs. MARY S. LOWRY.
724. HARRIET, b. 8 July 1806; d. 1879, unm.
725. JOHN, b. 13 Nov. 1808; d. 24 Sept. 1862.
726. BETSEY ADAMS, b. 13 Aug. 1810; d. unm.
727. CORDELIA, b. 1 Dec. 1812; m. DEXTER B. NEVINS 1830.
728. ISABELLA, b. 7 July 1815; d. unm.
729. REBECCA, b. 5 May 1817; d. 1820.

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