Person:John Doolittle (3)

John Doolittle
m. bef 1648
  1. Sarah Doolittleest 1648 -
  2. Sergeant Abraham Doolittle1649/50 - 1732
  3. Elizabeth Doolittle1652 - 1731
  4. Mary Doolittle1653/54 -
  5. John Doolittle1655 -
  6. Abigail Doolittle1659 -
  • HJohn Doolittle1655 -
  • WMary Peck1665/66 - 1710
m. 13 Feb 1682
  1. Esther Doolittle1683 - 1756
  2. Samuel Doolittle1685 - 1734
  3. Thankful Doolittleest 1687 - 1728
  4. Rev. Benjamin Doolittle1695 - 1748/49
  5. Thomas Doolittle1700 - 1782
m. 29 Jan 1717
Facts and Events
Name[1][3] John Doolittle
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 14 Jun 1655 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Baptism[2] 24 Apr 1657 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United StatesFirst Congregational Society
Marriage 13 Feb 1682 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Mary Peck
Marriage 29 Jan 1717 Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Grace Ventrus
  1. 1.0 1.1 6. John Doolittle, in Doolittle, William F.; Louise Smylie Brown; and Mary Malissa Raison Doolittle. The Doolittle Family in America. (Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland: National Printing (1901), 1901-1967), 62-64.

    "6. John Doolittle, s. of Abraham and Joane (Allen) Doolittle, b. at New Haven, June 14, 1655; bapt. Apr. 24, 1657, by Rev. Jno. Davenport. His mother died when he was early in childhood, and a few years later, his father having married again, the family moved to Wallingford. … John was a farmer, and settled at W. The living at that day was very plain. There was but little sugar or molasses, and no tea, coffee or potatoes. Pumpkins and beans were abundant. Corn was their staff of life, and golden hasty pudding, rich johnny cake, with the good old dishes of samp and bean porridge were articles which daily graced their humble tables. They generally used rye flour or 'rye and Indian' for making bread and procured their grist at Jo. Lathrop's mill on Wharton's brook in the south part of W. Monday was his grinding day, and the planters for miles around took their grain to him. Money was scarce and the following prices on produce were fixed by the General Assembly in 1700: Wheat 5s 6d a bushel; Rye 3s a bushel; Pease 3s a bushel; Corn 2s 6d a bushel; Biefe 40s per barrel: Pork £3 10s per barrel. Domestic animals were few. A good cow was worth £25-30 and a yoke of oxen £40. … John Doolittle is named as one of the original proprietors of W. He drew lot No. 37 in the division at W. in 1689. The heirs of Samuel Brown convey lands at W. to John Doolittle in 1694. His Property was listed at £45 in 1701. The date of his death is unknown."

  2. 2.0 2.1 Doolittle, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. Families of Ancient New Haven. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), 3:546.

    "John (Doolittle), b 14 June 1655 (New Haven Vital Records), bp 24 Apr 1657 (church record, First Congregational Society, New Haven); …"

  3. New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850. (Hartford [Connecticut]: Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917-1924), 1:11.

    "John Dowlitle the fonn of Araham Dowlitle was borne the 14th of June 1655"

  4.   White, Henry. List of Baptisms: in the Church in New Haven, Conn., during the Ministry of Rev. John Davenport, from Nov. 1639 to Nov. 1666, taken from the Church Records and arranged alphabetically. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Oct 1855), 9:359.

    "Abraham Doolittle.─ … 1657, April 24, John, aged 2 years, [1655, June 14]; …"