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Ancestors of John Arthur May


      220. Samuel Pettingell848, born 1732 in England849,850; died 06 Aug 1777 in Oriskany, New York850. He married 221. Elizabeth Kleyn.

      221. Elizabeth Kleyn851,852, born 1745 in Holland853,854; died 09 Mar 1790 in Tryon County, New York855,856. She was the daughter of 442. Johannes Clyne and 443. Mary Christina Unknown.

Notes for Samuel Pettingell:
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DAR ID Number :87976 says Capt Sam was in 1775 Captain of 5th company, 3rd battalion, Tryon County Militia, born in England in 1742.

From Page 506 of "A Pettingell Genealogy" (1906): * Samuel Pettingell: killed at the battle of Oriskany, Aug 6, 1777; married Elizabeth Cline, who was born in Holland, Europe, and died March 9, 1790. Samuel was a doctor. His name appears on a tax list from one of the two eastern districts of Tryon county, and he is noted as being well to do. This list, which is without date, was prior to the Revolution, as it was made out in connection with payment of the debt of the French and Indian War. August 26, 1775, Samuel was captain of the 5th co., 3d bat. Mohawk Militia from Tryon county. His house was burned by the Johnson raiders, October 25, 1781. His death had left his family destitute, as three days before the battle in which he was killed he had buried his money, which was never found. The winter after the house burned the widow and children lived in the cellar hole, possessed only of what they could find in the ruins. Oct 28, 1784 the state of New York paid a pension to Samuel's widow. June 2, 1785, John, Jacob, Samuel, Joseph and William Pettingell signed separate orders dated at Warrensbush (Warrensburg) to have their pay paid to Gilbert Rosem Berry. Each spelled the name "Pettingell." Henry Pettingell was also in the Revolution from the same vicinity. Nov. 11, 1785, the children of John Pettingell were granted a pension by the state of New York. Samuel is said to have leased his farm from John Watts. Sept. 15, 1794, Benjamin Pettingell of Florida bought of John Watts land adjoining land leased by William Pettingell. June 1, 1801, Joseph, Henry and Cornelius Pettingell of Florida mortgaged land in Florida (Warrensburg) to Rulop Conover; it was bounded by land of Jacob Pettingell, John De Graff and Benjamin Pettingell. Nov. 5, 1804, Cornelius and Henry mortgaged the same land; it was then bounded by land of Nicholas Hill, John De Graff, Benjamin Pettingell and Christian Serviss. The land mortgaged was lot No. 118 and a part of the lot No. 102. Jacob Pettingell had lot No. 119. John De Graff had lot No. 120.

* - All that can be found concerning this man is contained in the sketch above, with the exception of a statement that he came from England in 1730, for which no authority is given - C.I.P.

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In the passage above from the Pettingell Genealogy, it is stated regarding our Samuel Pettingell, “Samuel is said to have leased his farm from John Watts. Sept. 15, 1794, Benjamin Pettingell of Florida bought of John Watts land adjoining land leased by William Pettingell.” 
So who was John Watts? The clue that initiated my investigation was found rereading the historical novel Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds (1936), when a character in the story tells the protagonist Gil Martin, “Everybody knows Sir John had Clare Putnam living in sin in the Fort with him when he got married to Miss Watts.” The Sir John referred to in this passage is Sir John Johnson, son of Sir William Johnson who was the most important British official of the Mohawk Valley before the Revolution. Biographies of Sir John Johnson do indeed describe his marriage to Mary Watts in 1773. Sir John was raised in his father’s house at Johnson Hall located on the Mohawk River just east of present day Amsterdam, and 5 miles northeast of the Pettingell Farm. 

A passage from A History of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, St. Gabriel Street, Montreal", by Rev, Robert Campbell, M.A., 1887, states Sir John Johnson “…married, in 1773, Mary Watts, daughter of Hon. John Watts, for some time President of the Council of New York.”

Virtual Famous Americans says John Watts was one of the wealthiest land-proprietors of the New York colony. He was a loyalist, opposed to the revolution, and moved to London in 1775 and died in Wales in 1789. His holdings were confiscated, “but part of it was repurchased and reconveyed on July 1, 1784 to his sons Robert and John."
 
Now it is understood why the John Mason Pettingell felt it necessary to identify John Watts, the person from whom Samuel Pettingell leased his farm. He wasn’t a neighbor; he was a prominent New York landholder. So it may be possible to rephrase the Pettingell passage above by saying Samuel leased his farm from John Watts, wealthy New York City land proprietor who lost the land during the Revolution. Benjamin Pettingell bought the land from the junior John Watts after the land was returned to the Watts family that remained in America after the Revolution.
-- Jack May (jackmay52@yahoo.com) 03/26/05

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According to email note from Jeff (Subject: Re: [PETTENGILL-L] Pettingell Hero of Battle of Oriskany Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:59:16 -0500 (EST) From:J140@aol.com To: themays@qni.com) he was born in Holland: "Samuel Pettingell (various spellings) was born about 1742. I don't know where I got that because at the time I did Pettingell's I was new and not writing sources down. He was born in Holland but I've heard that disputed and that England was the birth place. He died Aug 6, 1777 in Oriskany New York (battle of Oriskany)."

Pension Abstract: Snook, Henry, b. 1760, son of William Snook, Florida, Ny. Y.; resident of his birthplace on 9/19/1832. Henry entered the miliatry in 1776 and was a private in Capt. Samuel Pettingell's Co., Col. Frederick Fisher's 3rd. Regt., Tryon Co. Militia;


  Notes for Elizabeth Kleyn:
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email dated Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:59:16 -0500 (EST) From: J140@aol.com, Jeff Hatzenbeller.

"Sam married Elizabeth Klein (also spelled Klyne) who was born about 1745 also
in Holland. She died March 9, 1790 unknown location.

The children I have listed (and I know they had more) are Christina
Pettingell (unk DOB but died in 1845, She married Christian Servoss who was
born in 1761 in Glen Township, New York (Montgomery Co). C. Servoss died Feb
23, 1814 in Schoharie Creek, NY (Montgomery Co).

the other two children I have listed are Maragriet Pettingell born May 22,
1775 in Fonda, NY (Montgomery Co) and Hendrick Pettingell born Jan 14, 1777
in Fonda also."

Also, from 1906 Pettingell Genealogy by John Mason Pettingell, arranged for publication by Charles Henry Pope.

The "First Settlers of the Patent of Schenectady 1662-1800" written by Person (J. Munsell, Albany NY, publisher) has two Kleyn families:

KLEYN.
JOHANNES, m. a dau. of Lodovicus Cobes, Secretary of Schenectady. In 1684, in company with his father in law, he brought the fourth flat on the north side of the Mohawk River. Ch. bp. in Albany: Weyntje, Jan 23, 1684; Bata, April 2, 1686, m. Willem Marinus; Clara.

Catharina, abiit cum testimonio Schonegtady, 1701. Albany Church Records.

KLEYNE.
JOHANNES, and Maria Powell, both of Kachnawage, m. Nov. 2 1767. Ch: Johannes, bp. March 7, 1770.

From Selected Baptism Records from Queen Anne's Chapel at Fort Hunter (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytryon/hunter.html)
May ye 5th 1739
Johannis Son of Joh: Loos & Elizabeth his wife,
Johannis Clyen An Eva Selser - surties

Record in the Caughnawaga Reform Church, Fonda, NY, below suggests Catarina Kleyn was the sister of Johannes Kleyn, and the child was named after her sister-in-law, Christina: 9/12/1761 Father:Willem Snoch Mother:Catarina Kleyn Child:Christina Sponsors:Johannes Kleyn, Christina Kleyn [Jack May, 6/14/1999]





Marriage Notes for Samuel Pettingell and Elizabeth Kleyn:
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email dated Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:59:16 -0500 (EST) From: J140@aol.com, Jeff Hatzenbeller.

"Sam married Elizabeth Klein (also spelled Klyne) who was born about 1745 also
in Holland. She died March 9, 1790 unknown location.
     
Children of Samuel Pettingell and Elizabeth Kleyn are:
  i.   Christina Pettengell857,858, died in 1845858; married Christian Servoss; born 1761 in Glen Township, NY858; died 23 Feb 1814 in Schoharie Creek, NY858.
  Notes for Christian Servoss:
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Died crossing Schoharie Creek; was a shoe manufacterer (Pettingell Geneaology 1906). Pettingell Genealogy spells last name Serviss

From: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in SCPL's Reference collection at R 929.1 R45

Christian Servoss was born in the town of Glen, Montgomery county, New York, of pioneer Dutch ancestors. He there grew to manhood, married, and followed farming as an occupation. His death occurred in middle life. He was returning one dark winter's night from Albany with an empty market sled drawn by a team of horses, which had carried a load of produce to the market of that city. One half the bridge across Schoharie creek, near where it enters the Mohawk river, on which he had crossed in the morning, had been carried away during the day by the ice. Not knowing this he drove his horses on the bridge and into the creek, where all perished, his body not being recovered until months afterward. His two sons, John and James, who were with him, had gotten so cold that they were running some distance behind the sled to get warmed from the exercise. This fact saved their lives as, warned by the crash, they stopped and did not take the fatal plunge. He had married, in Glen, a Miss Pettengill, of an early Montgomery county family, who survived him many years. They were members of the Dutch Reformed church. Children: John, James, Cholatt, a son and three daughters whose names are not recorded.

  ii.   Jacob Pettengell859,860, died Abt. 1838861; married Christina Snook.
  Notes for Jacob Pettengell:

Jacob Pettingell appears in 1790 Town of Mohawk census. Shows 1 male over 16, 3 females.

There is a Jacob Petengill listed in NEW YORK MUSTER ROLLS of New York Provincial Troops.
1755-1764.
Published by the New York Historical Society. 1897

ALBANY, JUNE 4th 1755. A LIST OF CAPt EDMOND
MATHEWS COMPANY MUSTERED THE 4TH DAY OF
JUNE AT THE CITY OF ALBANY IN THE YEAR OF
OUR LORD 1755. BEFORE HANSE HANSEN ESQr
MAYOR AND JACOB TEN EIKE AND GARRET MARSELES ESQr. ALDERMEN.
Their names as by Certificates produced to us and also the men in person.

Edmond Mathews, Captain
Elias Funda, first Livetenant
John Lotteridge, 2d Lievetenant


  Notes for Christina Snook:
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Apparently not the Christina Snook, daughter of Capt William Snook, friend of Samuel Pettingell.

  iii.   Joseph Pettengell862,863, married (1) Margaret Cooley; born 864,865; married (2) Margaret Evan.
  Notes for Joseph Pettengell:
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Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families, Maryly B. Penrose, C.G., A.S.I., Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
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Listed as Joseph Penticle in the 1800 census
     
1st No.-Males under the age of 10 years      0
2nd No.-Males between the age of 10-16 years       2
3rd No.-Males between the age of 16-26 years
4th No.-Males between the age of 26-45 years       1
5th No.-Males over the age of 45 years
6th No.-Females under the age of 10 years       1
7th No.-Females between the age of 10-16 years
8th No.-Females between the age of 16-26 years      1
9th No.-Females between the age of 26-45 years
10th No.-Females over the age of 45 years
11th No.-All other free persons
12th No.-Slaves
*-Illegible


  Marriage Notes for Joseph Pettengell and Margaret Cooley:
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Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families, Maryly B. Penrose, C.G., A.S.I., Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

  iv.   Peter Pettengell866,867, married Mary Snook.
  Notes for Mary Snook:
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The Penrose research describes Mary Snook as a daughter of Christinah, daughter of William Snoeck. How Mary ended up with the last name of Snook is a mystery. Either Christinah is really William's daughter-in-law, or Christinah married another Snook. (Jack May 5/1/1999)

  v.   Catherine Pettingell868,869, married John Serviss 28 Jan 1789 in Town of Florida, New York870,871.
  More About John Serviss and Catherine Pettingell:
Marriage: 28 Jan 1789, Town of Florida, New York872,873

  vi.   John Pettingell874,875, died 1777 in Battle of Oriskany, New York876,877
  Notes for John Pettingell:


According to Pettingell Genealogy (1906) John was said to have been single and demented;

  vii.   Martin Pettingell878,879, married Unknown.
  Notes for Martin Pettingell:
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Listed as Martin Penticle in 1800 census...

1st No.-Males under the age of 10 years      2
2nd No.-Males between the age of 10-16 years
3rd No.-Males between the age of 16-26 years
4th No.-Males between the age of 26-45 years       1
5th No.-Males over the age of 45 years
6th No.-Females under the age of 10 years
7th No.-Females between the age of 10-16 years
8th No.-Females between the age of 16-26 years     
9th No.-Females between the age of 26-45 years       1
10th No.-Females over the age of 45 years
11th No.-All other free persons
12th No.-Slaves                        1
*-Illegible


  110 viii.   Cornelius Pettingill, born 1777 in Florida, NY; died 22 May 1831 in Florida, NY; married Christine McGraw.
  ix.   William Pettingell880,881, born 02 May 1758881; married Sarah McGraw 16 Oct 1832881; born Bef. 22 Jan 1758881.
  Notes for William Pettingell:
From "Families of the Mohawk Valley": Pettingell, William, b. 5/2/1758, son of Samuel Pettingell, Florida, N.Y.; resident of Milford, Otsego Co., N.Y. on 10/16/1832. William enlisted in May 1776 and served in his father's [Cat. Samuel Pettingelll' Col, Col. Frederick Fisher's 3rd. Regt., Tryon Co. Militia; he was stationed at Fort Herkimer and marched with company to Johnstown where Sir John Johnson surrendered his arms in the same year; in 1777 William was in the battle of Oriskany where "his father Capt. Pettingel was killed at that time"; he continued service in the militia under Capts. William Snook and Peter Yates through 1779. (RWPA: #S18163].

From 1906 Pettingell Genealogy: he made application for a pension, which was granted. He was then seventy-four years of age and resided at Milford, N.Y. He had enlisted from Montgomery county and had served fourteen and a half months, a part of the time as a private in Capt. Yate's co., of Col. Alden's regt. In 1840 he was living with his son Samuel at Milford.
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William Pettingell appears in 1790 Town of Mohawk census. Shows 1 male less than 16, 1 above 16, 4 females.
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William Pettengill
William Pettengill of Revolutionary fame married Sarah McGraw and migrated to Milford from Florida, Montgomery County about 1808.

Elizabeth, the eldest girl, married Guret Martin.
Mr. Martin's eldest girl married Levi Platt of Delaware County
Sally, the second daughter, married Charles Wellman.
Catherine, a daughter, married Nathaniel Newel.
John Martin married July Ann Stanton.
William, the youngest, married Adeline Williams.

The whole family have passed away.

William Pettengill's second daughter married Nathaniel Shelp, Jr. Samuel, his son, married Catherine Putman, and had an issue of two girls. Sary Ann married Alfred Wellman, a farmer. The second daughter married Martin Van Buren, son of Cornelius Van Buren and is still living, who was a farmer and speculator. Mrs. Martin died several years ago. Mrs. Van Buren is still living.

George Siver, one of the prominent men of West Milford came in the district in 1833 and married Lashe Murry and had two sons. John, the eldest, married Hellen Mumford. Datus, the younger married Miss Francisco first, and second Miss Thayer. Datus was a dental surgeon and located in Cooperstown. He was president of the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad. George Siver died several years ago, but Mrs. Siver is still living although very feeble. Mr. Siver's two sons have an issue of fine children.

(Source: Otsego County NY USGenWeb Site http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyotsego/histmil2.htm on 03/26/05


EARLY HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MILFORD
AND OTHER PARTS OF OTSEGO CO.
From 1773 to 1903
by EZRA STEVENS

SECTION II.
Pages 52 through 107


  More About William Pettingell and Sarah McGraw:
Marriage: 16 Oct 1832881

  x.   Samuel Pettingell882,883, born 10 Jan 1764 in New York883; died 03 Apr 1822 in Prince Edward County, Ontario884,885; married Margery Cooley; died 05 Dec 1833885.
  Notes for Samuel Pettingell:
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According to 1906 Pettingell Genealogy: ...[S]ettled in Prince Edward county, Ontario, about 1818. He had served in the Revolutionary War, probably in the British army, as the following concessions were granted to his children because he was a United Empire Loyalist.*

* The United Empire Loyalists, to use the words of a learned friend, "were theose who, at the close of the Revolutionary War, left the colonies and emigrated to Canada, where they were given free grants of land. Several hundred of them went to Prince Edward county." To be a United Empire Loyalist, one "must have sided with the Tories in the Revolution. Lands were sometmmies granted to the descendants of Loyalists. The Loyalists were good stock; it was they who made upper Canada, and to this day to be a descendant of a United Empire Loyalist is in Ontario what it is in Massachusetts to be a descendant of a Mayflower Pilgrim." The fact that many descendants of Samuel Pettingell are to be found in Ontario, taken into consideration with these grants, would seem to indicate that there was a Tory branch in this family during the Revolution -- C.I.P. (p.508, A Pettingell Genealogy (1906))
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Benjamin Pettingell appears in 1790 Town of Mohawk census. Shows 1 male over 16, 1 under 16, 3 females.
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Samuel Pettingell also shown as having enganged at Oriskany according to The Book of Names
Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the
Mohawk Valley
Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy
Published by The Enterprise and News
St. Johnsville, NY., 1933

  xi.   Benjamin Pettengell886,887, born 20 Jun 1765887; died 25 Sep 1849 in Minaville, NY; married Albina Shutes 06 Apr 1786 in Warrensborough, New York888,889; born 20 Jun 1767 in Holland890,891; died 26 Apr 1847 in Minaville, NY891.
  Notes for Benjamin Pettengell:
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Sept. 15, 1794, Benjamin of Florida bought two lots of John Watts, adjoining land leased by William Pettingell. May 29, 1821, he was an elder of the Dutch Reformed Church of Florida. Later than this he sold his farm and moved to Minaville. (A Pettingell Geneaology, (1906) p. 509.)
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Benjamin Pettingell appears in 1790 Town of Mohawk census. Shows 1 male above 16, 1 under 16, 4 females.

The 1850 US Mortality Schedule - Montgomery County, NY
Benjamin Pettingell, 84, widowed, b. New York, Sept., farmer, old age
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From: "The History of Montgomery County and Fulton Counties, N.Y." by F.W. Beers & Co., 1878. "RICHARD DAVIS is the proprietor of a farm owned by one Kline during the Revolution, afterward by Benjamin Pettingill, and then by C. Bent, until it came into the possession of Clark Davis about 1835. From him it passed, in 1865, to his son, who has since owned and occupied it."

  Notes for Albina Shutes:
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In Penrose, name is spelled Abelone Shoots.

  More About Benjamin Pettengell and Albina Shutes:
Marriage: 06 Apr 1786, Warrensborough, New York892,893

  xii.   Maragriet Pettengell894,895, born 22 May 1775 in Fonda, NY895
  Notes for Maragriet Pettengell:
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Pettingell, Samuel & Elizabeth (Klyne): Maragriet, b. 5/?/1775, bapt. 5/27/1775 (DRC:33); Sponsors: John Magraw & Maragriet Megraw. Source: Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families, Maryly B. Penrose, C.G., A.S.I., Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. p. 615.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytryon/bapt1775.html

Also: Source: email from Jeff Hatzenbeller, Subject: Re: [PETTENGILL-L] Pettingell Hero of Battle of Oriskany Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 03:06:04 -0500 (EST) From: J140@aol.com
"The children I have listed (and I know they had more) are Christina
Pettingell (unk DOB but died in 1845, She married Christian Servoss who was
born in 1761 in Glen Township, New York (Montgomery Co). C. Servoss died Feb
23, 1814 in Schoharie Creek, NY (Montgomery Co). the other two children I have listed are Maragriet Pettingell born May 22, 1775 in Fonda, NY (Montgomery Co) and Hendrick Pettingell born Jan 14, 1777
in Fonda also. "

The 1906 Pettingell Geneaology had only a clue to Maragriet's existance. On page 507 the entry is:
__________ (a daughter); it is possible that there was a daughter who married Harace Reece, as Samuel (No. S. 11) refers to him as 'uncle'". (S.11 is brother William's son Samuel).



  More About Maragriet Pettengell:
Sponsors: 1779, Willem Magraw; Maragrita Quack

  xiii.   Hendrik Pettengell896,897,898, born 14 Jan 1777 in Fonda, NY898; died 1853 in Montgomery County, NY898; married Abigail Downs?.
  Notes for Hendrik Pettengell:


Born of Samuel Pettingell & Elizabeth (KLyne): b. 1/14/1777, Baptised 6/20/1777 (DRC:43), sponsors Hendrik Snock & Catrina Snock. p. 615. Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families, Maryly B. Penrose, C.G., A.S.I., Volume 2, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. p.615.

In Pettingell Genealogy (1906), this child is named "Henry". I think Henry and Hendrik are the same due to the detail of the Penrose record.

According to Pettingell Genealogy Henry resided in Florida, NY, in 1844.
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1850 Census has Henry married to Hannah.


  Notes for Abigail Downs?:

According to Pettingell Genealogy, Abigail [Downs?] was born in Ireland and died at the age of ninety-four being blind at the time of death. p.513.

1850 Census for Florida has Henry 73 married to Hannah 74. Abigail and Hannah the same person? 1860 census (in James Pettingale's household) shows Hannah was born in Amsterdam.

All the children in the census matched those from the Pettingell Genealogy.



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