was born in Kingston, New Hampshire. Parents: Ephraim
SEVERANCE and Mary Burnham.|
John Lance SEVERANCE was born on 14 Aug 1824 in Cabot, Vermont. John's birth record gives his name as John Dow Severance. He died on 11 Aug 1911 in Marshfield, Vermont. He was buried in Durant Cemetery, Cabot, Vermont. John was a farmer and carpenter in Cabot until about 1880. The family moved to Marshfield at that time, first to the Smith farm, and later to the village, where he continued working as a carpenter. He lost one eye while shingling. He also had a short leg as a result of it being broken when he was carrying one end of a long timber which was dropped by the man at the other end. John had a bad limp thereafter. In 1884, the family moved to Danielsonville, Connecticut where John worked in a textile mill for two years. The youngest of their children, Olive, married while they were there. When they returned to Marshfield they moved into the Bucklin house (the last house on the Cabot road leaving the village). Parents: Rufus SEVERANCE and Susan LANCE.
He was married to Jane Amanda Scales on 27 Jun 1850 in Cabot, Vermont. Children were: Ella Maria SEVERANCE, Clara Inez SEVERANCE, Henry Eugene SEVERANCE , Mary E. SEVERANCE, Susan Arathusa SEVERANCE, Olive Jane SEVERANCE.
Jonathan SEVERANCE was born on 21 Apr 1700 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE "Old Goodman" and Lydia Morrill.
Joseph SEVERANCE was born in Kingston, New Hampshire. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE and Mary Burnham.
Joseph SEVERANCE Lieut. was born on 21 Jul 1745 in Kingston, New Hampshire. He died on 16 Mar 1813 in Salisbury, New Hampshire. Parents: Benjamin SEVERANCE and Ruth Long.
Josiah SEVERANCE was born on 17 Jun 1787 in Chester, New Hampshire. He died on 12 Jul 1787 in Chester, New Hampshire. Parents: Peter SEVERANCE and Sarah Hall.
Lydia SEVERANCE was born on 15 Jan 1687 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE "Old Goodman" and Lydia Morrill.
Lydia SEVERANCE was born on 9 Sep 1705 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE "Old Goodman" and Lydia Morrill.
Maebelle SEVERANCE was born on 11 Mar 1880. She died on 30 Mar 1916. She was buried in Montpelier, Vermont. Parents: Henry Eugene SEVERANCE and Clara Augusta Morse.
Mary SEVERANCE was born on 2 Jul 1685 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE "Old Goodman" and Lydia Morrill.
Mary SEVERANCE was born on 19 Dec 1715 in Kingston, New Hampshire. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE and Mary Burnham.
Mary E. SEVERANCE was born on 1 Dec 1860 in Cabot, Vermont. She died on 6 Dec 1860 in Cabot, Vermont. Parents: John Lance SEVERANCE and Jane Amanda Scales.
Max Elvin SEVERANCE was born on 18 Dec 1877. He died on 8 Feb 1903 in Manila, Philippine Islands. Max never married. He engaged in newspaper work. While in Manila he wrote a beautiful poem entitled "The Exile's Recessional." He died in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. Parents: Henry Eugene SEVERANCE and Clara Augusta Morse.
Olive Jane SEVERANCE was born on 29 Nov 1866 in Cabot, Vermont. She died on 3 Mar 1958 in Barre, Vermont. She was buried in Durant Cemetery, Cabot, Vermont. Olive was born at the farm near the top of Danville Hill in Cabot (owned by Joan Kaula in 1993). When she was a young girl, the family moved to the Smith farm in Marshfield, and when she was thirteen to Marshfield Village. In 1884 they moved to Danielsonville, Connecticut for about two years where John worked in a textile mill.
She attended school in Marshfield, and also attended Montpelier Seminary for one term. When she was 15, Olive passed the teacher's exam and taught in the brown school house in the village. Later she taught in district two and in district three, boarding round at Pike's, Bemis', and Whitcher's.
She took piano lessons from the minister's wife and before her marriage gave organ lessons herself at home. Later she was organist in the Unitarian church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She had a low soprano voice of considerable strength and very pleasing.
Olive was 5' 5" tall, weighed 125 when married and 160 in later life. Her eyes were blue, her hair brown, her complexion fair with a few faint freckles. She had a rugged physique which enabled her to work from early morning to late evening much of her life. Not until she was about sixty did she ever have any hired help, except for a while when her children were born.
In 1907, the family reached its maximum size with the birth of Victor. Although Fred was not living at home all of the time, the other four boys and Muriel created a tremendous amount of housework for Olive. She was an immaculate housekeeper and swept the kitchen floor about six times a day. She turned out twenty-four large loaves of bread each week and other things in proportion such as ginger snaps, donuts and pies.
While living at the Benton farm, Olive undertook the enterprise of raising chickens for sale in order to have some reliable income that was separate from Ozias' farm finances. For over 25 years, she kept her own accounts, and her chicken money or "pin money" was her only discretionary income until she inherited some money in her later years upon the death of her sister, Clara. Later, on the Morrill farm (The Pines), she bought a brooder of Ned Thomas and expanded her program until she raised about 300 a year and sold them live as broilers and pullets. For the pullets she usually received about $2 each. With this money, and with what she inherited from her parent's estate, Olive was able to loan her sons what they needed to attend college. Helen remembered that once while she and Royce were visiting his parents, Ozias tried to collect some money from Olive because his hired man had cleaned out her henhouse. Olive kept her chicken receipts locked in a box on top of her bureau. Ozias did not have access to the key.
For several years after Ozias died, Olive boarded with her sons, moving from home to home, and her house in the village was rented out. She remained active, and continued to braid rugs when she had the time.
"Dear Brothers and Sons: . . . . It seems likely Mother's life is drawing swiftly to its close and it is a life that has been remarkably free from sickness. It is, moreover, the life of a strong character, who without acknowledging it was the real head of a robust and sometimes turbulent family. Mother was and in a sense continues to be an extraordinary woman. She was by all odds the finest mother in our town and I have known only a very, very few anywhere who could match her. . . . .
It is curious that although I knew all through childhood and youth that our family had extremely little money it never occurred to me that we were poor. As a matter of fact I grew up feeling sorry for those who were poor without the faintest notion that we might be so classified by those with more worldly goods. It was Mother's genius that enabled us to live so fully and so comfortably in a home where money was so scarce. Father was undoubtedly the intellectual head of the family but it was Mother who provided the warmth, the love, the understanding and the leadership. . . . . Lovingly, Royce"
Parents: John Lance SEVERANCE and Jane Amanda Scales.
She was married to Ozias Cornwall PITKIN on 6 Jul 1885 in Wauregan, Connecticut. Children were: Fred Elbert PITKIN, Paul Henry PITKIN, Paul Eli PITKIN, John PITKIN, Muriel PITKIN, Percy John PITKIN, Royce Stanley PITKIN Ph.D., Victor Ellsworth PITKIN Ph.D..
Pansy SEVERANCE was born on 12 Sep 1881. She died in Feb 1963. Pansy and her husband lived in Williamstown, Vermont and New Hartford, New York. Parents: Henry Eugene SEVERANCE and Clara Augusta Morse.
She was married to William Brymer Jones on 25 Sep 1907 in Montpelier, Vermont. Children were: William Brymer Jones , John Max Jones, Elizabeth Maebelle Jones, Llewellyn Robert Jones, Clara Margaret Jones, Judith Helen Jones.
Patty SEVERANCE was born on 3 Jan 1797 in Chester, New Hampshire. Parents: Peter SEVERANCE and Sarah Hall.
Peter SEVERANCE died in 1817 in Chester, New Hampshire. He was born in Chester, New Hampshire. In 1775, Peter was a member of the 10th company of the 3rd Regiment of New Hampshire commanded by Hezekiah Hutchins, which company fought at the battle of Bunker Hill. He was later part of a company sent to reinforce the army at New York.
Peter lived in Chester (later Auburn) on the north shore of Lake Massebesic on lot 100, 2nd P. 2nd D. He was a poor man and a school teacher.
He accepted the task of teaching a school from which the previous teacher had been thrown out. The first day of school he came to the school with a big stick which he put in a handy place, called the pupils into the school house, gave them a talk, and taught the term without any trouble. In 1793 he was on the Derryfield (Manchester), New Hampshire tax list and his taxes were abated.
On December 12, 1805, in the evening several men who were at work on the nearby Straits Bridge (the narrow section between the two sections of Lake Massabesic where the derry turnpike crosses) went up to Peter's house, ostensibly to procure his cattle for the next day. One of the men by the name of Barnes arrived at Peter's house long enough before the rest to have Mrs. Severance get up, dress and draw a mug of cider. He went to the door and threw it open two or three times against her and demanded admittance. By this time the rest of the party was just arriving. Peter, suspecting that some violence was intended, fired his gun out the door. The shot killed Benjamin Whittier who was from Boscwan, New Hampshire. At the February term he was sentenced to twelve months iimprisonment and costs.
His estate was settled in 1817 and the settlement is on file in the Probate Court in Exeter, N.H. The following is a summary of it:
"Administration of estate of Peter Severance, late of Chester, yoeman, deceased, was granted to Sarah Severance, widow, and James Severance, gent., who with Stephen Chase and David Hall, all of Chester, gave bond. Inventory: 13 acres more or less $130, one bed and dedding, one bedstead and cord, another bedstead and bedding and bedstead cord, 4 sheets, 6 towels, 2 table clothes, 4 pillow cases, 2 old bedsteads, 2 pillows, large wheel, one quill wheel and swifts, large bell and strap, saddle bags and saddles, half-bushel measure, pick measure, old casks, old iron, meal bags, iron bar, pair flems, stilyards, square table, two aboal tables, horse collar, large kittle, tea kittle, brass kittle, dish pin, iron traces, chains, old axes, earthen ware 50 cents, shovel and tongs, large trummels, iron fetters, old cloathes, good ax 75 cents, pewter $1.67, tea pot, coffee pot, knives and forks, ox sled, grind stone $2.25, plow toast iron, grid iron 67 cents, padlock, looking glass 47 cents, chairs, 2 chests, chest of drawirs, warming pan, half-hogshead tub, iron bound hogshead, cider barrels, old barrels, churn 50 cents, half barrel, ox yokes, bows, irons, shovel, dung fork, pitch fork, rake, good ax. Total value $214.25 Parents: Benjamin SEVERANCE and Ruth Long.
Rufus SEVERANCE was born on 15 Sep 1794 in Auburn, New Hampshire. He died in 1877 in Cabot, Vermont. He was buried in Cabot Village Cemetery. Rufus was a farmer in Cabot, Vermont on the Hazen (Center) Road about 2 miles from Cabot Village. Parents: Peter SEVERANCE and Sarah Hall.
Sally SEVERANCE was born on 9 Oct 1827 in Cabot, Vermont. She died on 25 Jun 1890 in Cabot, Vermont. Unmarried. Parents: Rufus SEVERANCE and Susan LANCE.
Samuel SEVERANCE was born in 1731 in Kingston, New Hampshire. He was christened on 9 May 1731. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE and Mary Burnham.
Sarah SEVERANCE was born on 7 Feb 1697 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Parents: Ephraim SEVERANCE "Old Goodman" and Lydia Morrill.
Sarah SEVERANCE was born on 24 Dec 1782 in Chester, New Hampshire. Parents: Peter SEVERANCE and Sarah Hall.
Sarah D. SEVERANCE was born in 1831 in Cabot, Vermont. She died in 1890 in Cabot, Vermont. Parents: Rufus SEVERANCE and Susan LANCE.
Susan SEVERANCE was born on 18 Feb 1799 in Chester, New Hampshire. Parents: Peter SEVERANCE and Sarah Hall.
Susan Arathusa SEVERANCE was born on 5 Dec 1863 in Cabot, Vermont. She died on 23 Jun 1939 in Marshfield, Vermont. Susan and her sisters Clara and Olive all lived in Marshfield Village in their later years, and were practically inseperable. Susan was a rather tall woman, Olive somewhat shorter, and Clara was of short stature. Audrey Huntington recalled being amused as a child by the sight of the three elderly sisters coming into church on Sundays, in order of diminishing height. Parents: John Lance SEVERANCE and Jane Amanda Scales.
She was married to Edwin A. (Ned) Thomas on 16 May 1889 in Marshfield, Vermont.
William SEVERANCE Parents: Benjamin SEVERANCE and Ruth Long.
SEVERANS twin was born on 17 Apr 1658. He (or she) died on 22 Jun 1658. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Abigail SEVERANS was born on 7 Nov 1641. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Abigail SEVERANS was born on 25 Mar 1643. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Benjamin SEVERANS was born in Nov 1654. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Ebenezer SEVERANS was born on 7 Jan 1639. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Elizabeth SEVERANS was born on 8 Feb 1652. She died in 1656. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Elizabeth SEVERANS twin was born on 17 Apr 1658. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Elizabeth SEVERANS died in 1675. Parents: John Severans and Mary Langley.
John SEVERANS died on 9 Apr 1682 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. John and Abigail Severans came from England in 1635 on the vessel "George" to Boston where John was made a freeman on May 17, 1637. He also became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company there. In 1639 he was one of 34 pioneer settlers to be granted lots in Salisbury, Massachusetts. On September 7, 1640 he was granted "20 acres of upland to be laid out on ye west side of Powwow River," and on August 28, 1644 he was "granted a piece of ground unto his house lot lying on ye west side of Isaac Briswell's house." On June 22, 1642 he was appointed one of 6 prudential men to manage the affairs of the plantation of Salisbury. He served as moderator and was mentioned as a surveyor. In 1647 he sold his house and opened an ordinary (tavern) for the accommodation of the public agreeable to the appointment of the General Court and was thereafter known as a victualer and vintnor. In 1647 he was fined 12 pence for disorderly talking in meeting. When he died he left five pounds to each of his children. Parents: John Severans and Mary Langley.
He was married to Abigail KIMBALL in 1635 in Ipswich, England. Children were: Samuel SEVERANS, Ebenezer SEVERANS, Abigail SEVERANS, Abigail SEVERANS, Mary SEVERANS, John SEVERANS, Joseph SEVERANS, Elizabeth SEVERANS, Benjamin SEVERANS, Ephraim SEVERANCE "Old Goodman" , Elizabeth SEVERANS twin, SEVERANS twin.
He was married to Mrs. Susannah Ambrose on 27 Oct 1663.
John Severans died in 1660. He was born in Powick. Parents: Thomas Severans and Elizabeth Nash.
John Severans of Shrawley.
Children were: Thomas Severans .
John SEVERANS was born on 29 Nov 1647. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Joseph SEVERANS was born on 14 Dec 1649. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Mary SEVERANS was born on 5 Jun 1645. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Mary SEVERANS Parents: John Severans and Mary Langley.
Samuel SEVERANS was born in 1637. Parents: John SEVERANS and Abigail KIMBALL.
Thomas Severans Parents: John Severans of Shrawley .
Children were: John Severans.
Thomas SEVERANS died in 1698. Parents: John Severans and Mary Langley.
Ben Freeman Shaeffer was born on 9 Jun 1988. Parents: Alan Shaeffer and Joyce Renee Glaude.
Joseph Emmanuel Shaeffer was born on 6 Jan 2005 in Connecticut. Parents: Alan Shaeffer and Joyce Renee Glaude.
Marc Hamel Shaeffer was born on 20 Nov 1994. Parents: Alan Shaeffer and Joyce Renee Glaude.
Sarah Elizabeth Shaeffer was born on 12 Dec 1990. Parents: Alan Shaeffer and Joyce Renee Glaude.
Mary SHATSWELL was born in 1606 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. (12) She died on 28 Apr 1694 in Newbury, Massachusetts.