Facts and Events
||Sgt. Abraham Doolittle
||20 Aug 1619
||Kidderminster, Worcestershire, EnglandSt. Mary All Saints Church
||New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (probably)Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Joan Alling
||2 Jul 1663
||New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Abigail Moss
||Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
||11 Aug 1690
||Wallingford, New Haven, CT
An Abraham Doolittle was christened 20 Aug 1620 at St. Mary All Saints Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, son of Edward Doolittle and Elizabeth (likely Baker).
See Talk page for more discussion; however, the primary case for Abraham of Connecticut being Abraham baptized in Kidderminster, is:
- The family of Edward & Elizabeth (likely Baker) Doolittle baptize a number of children including brothers Abraham and John.
- John Doolittle names Abraham his brother in the former's will.Citation needed
- No further record of John and Abraham Doolittle of Kidderminster have been found in England (thereby assuming they emigrated).
- The birth years make sense for the John and Abraham in New England.
There is no proof that he was baptised by Rev. John Davenport, nor that he was raised under strict puritan teachings he was reared.
He removed to New England before age 20.
Biographical Review incorrectly claims that Abraham Doolittle was the son of Sir Archibald Clark, Laird of Doolittle, of County Midlothian, Scotland, who was descended from Sir Alamus Clark, of Comrie Castle, in 1349. The Laird of Doolittle was Assistant Secretary to James I of England.
Life in New England
Abraham was in Boston as early as 1640, but glowing descriptions of the fertile valley of the Connecticut were attracting many settlers... Abraham and his wife removed to New Haven before 1642. In a division of land at this village in 1643, his name with nine others is mentioned, each of whom was "to have 1-1/2 acre in ye first devissions within ye two mile." ... in 1644 he was... made its chief executive officer when scarcely 25 years old. 
He is said to have been a or the founder of the town of Wallingford, CT, 1670; was one of the committee to form a church there...
He m(2) July 2, 1663, Abigail, dau of Joseph Moss; she d. Nov 5, 1710, a. 69.
Photo of Abraham Doolittle's monument
- ↑ Wallingford Vital Records (Barbour Collection), Secondary quality.
- Doolittle, William F.; Louise Smylie Brown; and Mary Malissa Raison Doolittle. The Doolittle Family in America. (Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland: National Printing (1901), 1901-1967), p. 38, Secondary quality.
- Biographical review: this volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Hampden County, Massachusetts. (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895), 1895, Questionable quality.
Contains incorrect lineage for Abraham Doolittle.
- Temple, Josiah Howard; George Sheldon; and Mary T. Stratton. History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, for 150 years: with an account of the prior occupation of the territory by the Squakheags: and with family genealogies. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1875), Secondary quality.
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), vol. 2, p. 60.
DOOLITTLE, *ABRAHAM, Boston, went to New Haven 1644, had Sarah; Abraham, b. 12 Feb. 1650; Elizabeth 12 Apr. 1652; Mary, 22 Feb. 1654, wh. perhaps d. young; John, 14 June 1655; the four last bapt. 26 Apr. 1657; Abigail, bapt. 22 May 1659, d. young; these, it is said, were by first w. and the foll. by Abigail Moss, d. of John, m. 2 July 1663, his sec. w.; Samuel, b. 7 July 1665; Joseph, 12 Feb. 1667; Abigail, again, 26 Feb. 1669. He was rep. 1668 and 72, but rem. to Wallingford 1670, there had Ebenezer, a. 1672; Daniel, 1675, beside two ds. perhaps, and certain. Theophilus; and d. 11 Aug. 1690. In his will he names w. Abigail, the seven s. and three ds. Sarah Ebenatha, Elizabeth Brockett, and Abigail, unm. Early it was Dowlittle. The name became common at W.
- ↑ Ann Brest Van Kempen, Our Doolittle Line Revisited.
- Center Street Cemetery Wallingford, Connecticut Extracted from The Hale Collection.
Doolittle, Abraham Hon., died Aug 11, 1690, age 70 yrs, King Philips War monument.
- ↑ Sgt Abraham Doolittle, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Ann Brest Van Kempen, Our Doolittle Line Revisited, Volume 1, pp 31-33.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Doolittle Family in America supra
- ↑ Biographical Review supra
Replacement Gravestone, Abraham Doolittle