This searchable Hancock database includes names of Shakers who lived at Hancock between the early 1780s and 1960. Shaker historian and author Priscilla Brewer originally compiled the information from a variety of sources, including Shaker journals and daybooks, account books, newspaper articles, and Shaker records held at the Western Reserve Historical Society (OH), Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon (NY), Winterthur Library (DE), Williams College (MA), and Berkshire Athenaeum (MA). Several researchers have added their findings to the list since its creation, most recently the Shaker historian and author Glendyne Wergland. The database includes the most current information available, but is not exhaustive or complete.

namesexbirth_datebirth_placedate_admittedcovenant_signedshaker_residenceshealthoccupationdeparture_apostasynotesdeath_datedeath_locationdeath_causedeath_records
[baby, unnamed]
?
Hancock 1847.
A babe died at Elder William’s belonging to a young woman who had lately been gathered in,' 1847.06.19, DeWint.851. [May be Joseph Fleming #2.]
1847.06.19
Hancock
1847.06.19, DeWint.851.
___, Eunice
f
Hancock 1849
1849.07.06
Eunace ran away,' from Hancock, recorded in Chh, 1849.07.06, MPH.8329.
Abel, Charles
m
1835.04.23
Hancock 1835-1841
1841.05.17
From Albany, adm Hancock 2d Family with Henry Abel 1835.04.23, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Sent home, 1841.05.17, having lived here 6 years & 1 month, DeWint.826.
Abel, Henry
m
1835.04.23
Hancock 1835-1836
1839.12.08
From Albany, adm Hancock 2d Family with Charles Abel 1835.04.23, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Ran away by his mother's influence, 1839.12.08, DeWint.826.
Adams, Hannah
f
1811
1833.09.21
Hancock 1833, 1835.
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1833.09.21, DeWint.826. Age 25 at death, MPH.8000 p167; at Hancock 2d Family 1835, SDR.NEHGR p126; DeWint.826.
1835.05.30
Hancock
MPH.8000. DeWint.826.
Adams, Mary
f
1848c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 7, born CT.
Addams, Joseph
f
1843.04.01
Hancock 1843
Miller, 1843.
He & his son were the Hancock Shakers' new millers, probably hired help, starting 1843.04.01, DeWint.826.
Agnew, Hannah
f
New Lebanon 1880. Hancock 1880-1887. New Lebanon 1887
Eldress, 1880.
From New Lebanon Center Family to Hancock Ministry 1st Eldress 1880.09.30; Returned to New Lebanon Center Family 1887.09.26, MPH.8000 p14,18. See New Lebanon index for more information about her previous & subsequent life, residences, and writings.
Alden, Silas
m
1771c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1831.
Formerly Lemuel. Alt surname: Oldin. Age 48, 2d brother in David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Age 60 at death in 1831, Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1831.12.16
Hancock
MPH.8000 p165.
Alexander, Anthony
m
Hancock 1846
A young Englishman who had taught vocal music & played the flute in England ... A good singer & a pretty Br, for a young believer,' res Hancock East Family (gathering order) 1846.09.26, OClWHi.V:B-36, p62.
Allen, Leonard
m
1774c
Hancock 1846.
Died of typhus fever age 72, 1846.11.04, DeWint.851.
1846.11.04
Hancock
Typhus fever
DeWint.851.
Allen, Willard
m
1777.05.28
Hancock 1797,1803, 1813.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
May have lived with Elder Jonathan Southwick in 1797, MPH.8342. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. 'That lovely voice which so often sounded in our ears ... is now to be heard no more, none was ever more upright in life both in word and deed and none ever more lamented in his death than our lovely brother Willard,' died during epidemic [of winter fever], Wm Deming letter to sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died age 36, MPH.8000 p159.
1813.04.10
Hancock
Winter fever?
SDR.NEHGR p123; OClWHi.III:A-6.
Ames, Albert
m
1859c
MA
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 11, born MA, attended school within year.
Ames, Alice/Almira
f
1856c
MA
Hancock 1865, 1870
1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 9, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 15, at school, born MA.
Ames, George D.
m
1860c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 5, born MA.
Anderson, Ruth
f
1905c
1916.03.25
Hancock 1916
1916.04.01
Arrived Hancock 1916.03.25, age 11, left a week later, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school briefly in 1916, MPH.5220.
Andrews, Josephine
f
1855c
CT
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 15, at school, born CT.
Anthony, Gertrude
f
1891c
Hancock 1897
Age 6, in Hancock school 1897, MPH.1003p.
Arlingsworth, Betsy A.
f
1831c
England
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 29, born England.
Armstrong, Benjamin
m
1854c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 11, taken from Monson, MA.
Ashley, Elizabeth
f
1907c
1921.07.29
Hancock 1921-1928
1928.10.19
Arrived Hancock 1921.07.29, age 14; left 1928 age 22, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1921, 5' tall, 1921.11.21, MPH.5220.
Aspinwall, Aurelia
f
1838c
MA
Hancock 1850
Alt names: Amelia, Orelia. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 12, born MA.
Aspinwall, Cornelia
f
1816c
MA
1854.12.25
Hancock 1850, 1854-1856, 1860, 1865-1866.
Deaconess, 1860. From trustee to dairywoman after Sophia Auger died, 1864.05.25, MPH.8000 p3.
Alt name: Orelia. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 34, born MA. Signed covenant 1854.12.25, NOC.13,602, p54. 1855 MA census, Hancock, family 24, age 40, born MA. Res Office 1856.06.28, OClWHi.V:B-19. Visited Enfield, CT 1856.09.05, NOC.TDM. Accompanied Eldress Anna Wright to Boston to consult with Dr. Greene about AW's cancer, 1856.09.16, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2206 (Hancock Office Family): age 45, deaconess, born MA. From Office to brick house to work in dairy 1864.05.25, MPH.8000 p3. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 51, born MA, widow. Died of heart disease at age 50 in 1866, MPH.8000 p177. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1866.02.01
Hancock
Heart disease, OClWHi.III:A-6 & MPH.8000 p177.
MPH.8000 p177.
Aspinwall, Elvia/Eliza Jane
f
1840c
MA
03/18/1843, DeWint.817 (Brewer)
Hancock 1850-1851, 1855
Age 11-12, in Hancock school 1850-1851, MPH.1003a. 1855 MA census, Hancock, family 24, age 16, born MA.
Atkins, Robert
m
1820c
England
1868c
Hancock 1868-1869.
Shoemaker, 1869.
Res Hancock East Family about a year, age 49 at death, MPH.8000 p178. From England, Civil War Army veteran, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, April 22, 1869. Born England, res Pittsfield, occupation shoemaker, died age 49y 10m 28d of consumption, Pittsfield MVR [out of sequence.]
1869.04.12
Hancock
Consumption, MVR.
SDR.NEHGR p128.
Auger, Elizabeth 1st
f
1802.06.09 (estimated from death record). 3/9/1802, OClWHi.V:B-58 (Brewer)
New Haven, CT or Blanford, MA
1842.01.18
Hancock 1842-1843, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872.
Depression 'for some time' before 1872.
Trustee, 1843. Deaconess, 1860. Works in dairy, 1870.
Sister of Leverett & Janet, HTR (Brewer index). Leverett's sister or daughter, “Drowning Casualty,” Pittsfield Sun, June 19, 1872; 'Leverett Augur,' Pittsfield Sun, July 13, 1872. Signed covenant 1842.01.18, NOC.13,602, p50. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 5th Trustee, Hancock, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Res Chh Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p60. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 48, born CT. Visited Watervliet, 1850.09.10, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 53, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2206 (Hancock Office Family): age 58, deaconess, born CT. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 63, born CT. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 68, works in dairy, born CT. “For some time suffering from a mental depression which was not supposed to be at all serious,” drowned in the Hancock reservoir, “Drowning Casualty,” Pittsfield Sun, June 19, 1872. Age 70 at death, MPH.8000 p181. Born Blanford, MA, daughter of Peter & Chlorana (Blakeley) Augur; died 70y 9d, suicide by drowning, June 18, 1872, Hancock MVR.
1872.06.18
Hancock
Suicide by drowning, MVR.
MVR. “Drowning Casualty,” Pittsfield Sun, June 19, 1872.
Auger, Elizabeth 2d
f
1834c
NY
Hancock 1846, 1850-1851
Res 2d Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p58. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 16, born NY. Carried off from 2d Family by John T. Auger & a sheriff, 1851.10.16, MPH.4395. Taken Oct 15 to her turnoff parents in Fair Haven, CT; they plan to hold her until age 21, 'Where as we learn she is watched day and night. And as we understand, pleading and mourning to get back. She is a good believer and much beloved,' Hancock letter to Ministry 1851.11.19, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Auger, Franklin
m
Hancock
* Seeking documentation. In Brewer index of Hancock Shakers with NO supporting documentation.
Auger, George
m
Hancock 1850
1850.09.21
Ruel, Roxy, & George went away, 1850.09.21, MPH.8329.
Auger, Isaac
m
1816.04.28
Green, Chenango, NY
1846.12.25
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1846, 1848-1850, 1853, 1855-1857, 1860-1861, 1864-1866, 1870, 1873, 1880, 1883.
To seaside at Watch Hill, RI, in quest of health 1853.08.27, NOC.TDM.
Office deacon, 1846.11.05, MPH.4395, p. 76. From Office to Elder, 1848. Farmer, 1855. Trustee, 1856-1857, 1860. Trustee, 1860. Elder, 1861. Farmer, 1865. Elder, 1870. Constable, 1873. Elder, 1880.
Age 3, Young Believers Order, Hancock, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Parents joined when he was 4, MPH.8000 p206. Res South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Moved from South Family to Office 1846.11.05, NOC.TDM. Signed covenant 1846.12.25, NOC.13,602, p52. 2nd Elder in Chh 1848.03.27, DeWint.851.From Office to Elder, Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard 1848.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-19. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 34, born NY. Visited Tyringham 1850.09.02, DeWint.851. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock Chh Family, 1853.08.17, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh): age 39, farmer, born NY. Visited Watervliet, NY (from Hancock Chh), 1855.09.26, NOC.TDM. Named Trustee 1856.12.08, NOC.TDM. Center Family trustee: 'To the Public,' Pittsfield Sun, March 19, 1857. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2206 (Office): age 44, trustee, born NY. Elder, 1861.03.18; Released as Elder, named Trustee 1864.04.05, MPH.8000 p1-2. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 49, born NY, farmer, & Pittsfield family 1457: age 49, born NY, farmer. Named 1st Elder 2d Family 1866.03.28, MPH.8000 p4. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: Elder, age 54, $20,000 real estate, $14,000 personal estate, born NY. Pittsfield Selectmen appointed him a town constable: tidbit in Pittsfield Sun, July 9, 1873. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 560, head of family (Elder), age 64, born NY. Died at Hancock 2d Family 1883.07.19, SDR.NEHGR p127. 'In him we loose a noble loyal brother whose place there is none to properly fill. He was a well tried & proven soul ... very sick for five weeks & had paralysis two weeks before his death which made him entirely helpless,' Betsey Johnson letter to Groveland 1883.07.23, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died age 67, MPH.5218. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1883.07.19
Hancock
Very sick for five weeks & paralysis two weeks before death.
MPH.8000 p206. MPH.5218.
Auger, Jennett
f
1804.01.09
Northford, CT or VT?
1826
Hancock 1829, 1846, 1849-1850, 1852, 1854, 1856-1858, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1883.
Released from Ministry due to poor health 1873.10.23, MPH.8000 p8.
1st sister at South House, 1846. Office deaconess to Eldress 1852. Eldress 1856-1872. Tailoress, 1870. Keeping house, 1880. Seamstress, 1883.
Alt names: Janet, Janette. Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1st sister at South Family connected with the East Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Moved from dissolved Hancock South to Hancock 2d Family, 1849.03.26, DeWint.851 & NOC.TDM. Visited New Lebanon 1st & 2nd Orders, 1849.09.12, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 46, born CT. In Irving girls fracas, 1850.09.13, DeWint.851. From Office deaconess to Eldress, 1852.10.31, NOC.TDM. Visited eastern societies 1854.08.00, NOC.TDM. Succeeded Anna Wright as Eldress 1856.10.22, NOC.TDM. Visited Watervliet NY 1857.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. Eldress, to seaside for health, 1858.08.14, returned Sept 2, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: Eldress, age 56, born MA. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 61, born CT. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 66, tailoress, born CT. Moved from Hancock Chh Eldress to Hancock Ministry 1872.02.11, MPH.8000 p8. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 76, keeping house, born CT. Died age 79 in 1883, MPH.5218. Born Northford, VT, daughter of Peter & Clorana (Blakely) Auger; seamstress; died of old age on Oct 24, 1883, age 79y, 9m, 15d, Hancock MVR.
1883.10.24
Hancock
Old age, MVR.
MPH.8000 p207. MPH.5218.
Auger, John
m
1/5/1826
North Branford, CT
3/14/1839
Hancock c1840
8/20/1840
Age 14 at death. (All 'known' information from Cathcart? In Brewer index). *Seeking documentation. Adm not found in MPH.4395.
1840c
Auger, Leverett 1st
m
1784.12.23 (estimate)
Branford, CT
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872-1873.
Suffered from palsy attack, Pittsfield Sun, May 15, 1872. Fell on sidewalk & had to use crutches, 'Leverett Augur,' Pittsfield Sun, July 13, 1872.
Elder, 1829, 1846, 1849. Gardener, 1850. Farmer, 1855. Shoemaker, 1865, 1870. Farmer, 1873.
Husband of Sophia; brother of Elizabeth & Janet (HTR, Brewer index). Birthdate esitmated from death record. Father of Isaac & Elizabeth, who drowned, 'Leverett Augur,' Pittsfield Sun, July 13, 1872. Age 35, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st brother/Elder, Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. In Meeting, East Family 12/25/1845 (thought to be from DeWint.768). 1st brother at South Family connected with the East Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. 'This month Leverett’s Family was absorbed by the other families,' [9 members scattered among 5 families] 1849.03.00, NOC.TDM. Moved from Hancock South to Hancock 2d Family, 1849.03.26, DeWint.851. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. Among Hancock 2d Family visitors to Enfield, CT, 1849.09.18, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): 2d brother in family, age 65, gardener, born CT. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield, family 445: 2d in the Hancock 2d family, age 71, farmer, born CT. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 75. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 80, born CT, widower, shoemaker. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: 1st brother listed, age 85, shoemaker, real estate $15,000, personal estate $12,000, born CT. Res Hancock Chh Family, age 88 at death in 1873, MPH.8000 p182. Born Branford, CT, son of Peter & Clarinda Auger; farmer, died of paralysis April 7, 1873, age 88y 3m 14d, Hancock MVR.
1873.04.07
Hancock
Old age & paralysis
MPH.8000 p182. MVR.
Auger, Leverett 2d
m
1836c
Hancock 1837-1838.
Died age 1½ (between Sept. 1837 & March 8, 1838, judging from dates of known deaths listed just before & after him; birthdate estimated from that), Deaths at Hancock, DeWint.826.
3/6/1838, Cathcart, Brewer
Hancock
DeWint.826
Auger, Mary J.
f
1804c
CT
1850.04.11
Hancock 1850, 1855-1856
Eldress, 1856.
Signed covenant 1850.04.11, NOC.13,602, p53. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 51, born CT. 'Mary Ann Auger' was 2d Eldress at David Terry Family 1856.07.01, OClWHi.V:B-19.
Auger, Odely
1810c
Hancock 1819
Age 9, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Auger, Ralph W. or H.
m
Hancock 1829
Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Auger, Roxanne
f
Hancock 1849-1850
1850.09.21
Moved from dissolved Hancock South to Hancock North Family, 1849.03.26, DeWint.851. Went from Hancock North House to visit at New Lebanon 1850.09.04, DeWint.851. Ruel, Roxy, & George went away, 1850.09.21, MPH.8329.
Auger, Ruel
m
Hancock 1848-1850
1850.09.21
Before the South Family disbanded, he moved to Eld. William’s (the fall previous), 1849.03.26, NOC.TDM. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. 'Ruel Augur used violence in getting a writing from Eld Br. Jos. And succeeded in wresting it from him and commited it to the flames and jerked him across the room until the paper was burned,' had to pay $9 fine for assault but larceny case remained; Ruel, Roxy, & George went away, 1850.09.21, MPH.8329.
Auger, Sophia
f
1788c
CT
1842.01.18
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1842-1843, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1864.
2d sister, 1829. Eldress? 1860. Dairywoman before 1864, MPH.8000 p3.
Wife of Leverett. Age 31, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d sister, Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1842.01.18, NOC.13,602, p50. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 60, born CT. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 65, born CT. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: listed as 1st sister in family, age 70, born CT. Age 74 at death in 1864, MPH.8000 p175. Memorial poem mentioned her cheering voice & loving sympathetic heart, in 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, January 28, 1864. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1864.01.10
Hancock
Typhoid fever
MPH.8000 p175. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Auger, William 1st
m
1814c
CT
1848.10.02
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1848-1850, 1855-1857, 1860, 1862, 1864.
At the Office, Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard 1848.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Shoemaker, 1855. Hancock Center Family trustee, 'To the Public,' Pittsfield Sun, March 19, 1857. Trustee, 1860, 1862.
Age 5, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Came to Hancock Chh Family to live 1848.04.04, MPH.4395. Signed covenant 1848.10.02, NOC.13,602, p52. Visited New Lebanon 1st & 2nd Orders, 1849.09.12, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 36, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 42, shoemaker, born CT. Visited Enfield, CT 1856.09.05, NOC.TDM. Visited Watervliet NY 1857.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2206 (Hancock Office Family): age 46, trustee, born CT. Hancock 1st Order trustee 1862.07.23, MPH.8000 p2. Memorial: J.J., 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, June 16, 1864. Died age 50 in 1864, MPH.8000 p176. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1864.06.11
Hancock
Consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p176.
Auger, William 2d
m
1824c
Hancock 1844.
Son of Renell [Ruel?] & Roxanna, age 20 at death, MPH.8000 p169.
1844.09.11
Hancock
MPH.8000 p169.
Augur, Anna Maria
f
1829.06.29
CT
1851
Hancock 1847, 1850-1851, 1853, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1889, 1898.
Milliner, 1870 census. Manufactures fancy work, 1880.
Birthdate estimated from death record. Visited Tyringham from Hancock, 1847.09.07, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 21, born CT. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock West Family, 1853.08.10, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 26, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 31, born CT. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 35, born Branford, CT. Alt name: Marie; 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 41, milliner, born CT. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 51, cousin of Isaac Auger, manufactures fancy work, born CT. To New Haven 1889.09.16 MPH.8000 p120. Died at 2d Family, MPH.5218. Last of the Augur Family, very numerous at Hancock 40 years ago; also twin Sister to Mary Ann Augur who died in May 1861 at the West Family, MPH.8000 p214. Age 68y 7m, 12d at death in 1898, MPH.8000 p214. 'Ann Maria Angus' died age 68.7.12, Manifesto 4:98, MPH.1791. Born Branford, CT, daughter & Ruel & Roxana Auger; no occupation listed; died Pittsfield of 'Paralysis Agitaus,' Pittsfield MVR.
1898.01.31
Hancock or west Pittsfield
Paralysis Agitaus, MVR.
MPH.8000 p214. Manifesto, MPH.1791.
Augur, Mary Ann
f
1830c
CT
1851
Hancock 1847, 1850-1851, 1853, 1855, 1860-1861.
Visited Tyringham from Hancock, 1847.09.07, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 21, born CT. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock West Family, 1853.08.10, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 26, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 31, born CT. Age 31 at death, twin of Anna Maria, MPH.8000 p174 & 214. Died at Hancock West Family in 1861, SDR.NEHGR p127. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1861.05.13
Hancock
Consumption
MPH.8000. SDR.NEHGR p127.
Austin, Martha
f
1845c
MA
Hancock 1855, 1865, 1870, 1880
1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 10, born MA. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 20, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 25, no occupation, born MA. At Hancock East Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45.
Austin, Thomas
m
1863c
MA
Hancock 1865, 1870
1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 2, born MA, color: [African American] black, mulatto or Indian. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 7, at school, born MA.
Avery, Horace C.
m
1840.11.07
MA
Hancock 1863
Farmer, 1863 conscription list.
Birthdate & place, occupation farmer, noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168.
Babcock, Sarah
f
Hancock 1854
Moved 'with her little girls' to Hancock 1st Family 1854.06.30, NOC.TDM.
Bacon, Jane
f
1793c
MA
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1842, 1844, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1864.
Age 36, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Spirit message to Jane Bacon on Mt Sinai 1842.09.18, written by Amy Weir 1843, DeWint.755. Day trip to Great Barrington 1844.04.29, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 51, born MA. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 63, born MA. Died at Hancock 2d Family in 1864, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 72 at death, MPH.8000 p176. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1864.11.29
Hancock
Cancerous tumor
MPH.8000 p176.
Badgers, Olive
f
1794c
Hancock 1819
Age 25, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Bailey, Edith Eva
f
1894.07.28
MA
1899.02.06
Hancock 1899-1901, 1906
1906.02.28
Arrived Hancock East Family 1899.02.06, age 4, MPH.5218. Age 5, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born MA July 1894. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-b. Departure noted 1906, age 11, MPH.5218.
Bailey, Sarah Edna
f
1891.08.11
MA
1899.02.06
Hancock 1899-1901, 1906
1906.02.28
Arrived Hancock East Family 1899.02.06, age 7, MPH.5218. Age 7, in Hancock Shaker school 1899, MPH.5220. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born Ma Aug 1891, age 8. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-b. Departure noted 1906, age 14, MPH.5218.
Baker, Hannah
f
1786c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 69, born MA.
Baltz, John
m
1840c
NY
1849.07.05
Hancock 1849-1850
Alt surname: Balts. Little brother of Mary, brought from Canaan Corners, 1849.07.05, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 10, born NY.
Baltz, Mary J.
f
1838c
NY
1849.03.29
Hancock 1850-1851
Alt surname: Balts, Bolts. Sister of John. About 12 years old, 1849.03.29, DeWint.851. Age 12, in Hancock school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 12, born NY.
Banks, Jessie
f
1881c
1934.04.14
Hancock 1934
1934.09.19
Arrived Hancock 1934.04.14; left 5 months later, age 53, MPH.5218.
Banks, Lillian/Lillie
f
1867c
CT
Hancock 1880
At Hancock Chh Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 13, in school, born CT.
Banks, Robert
m
1872c
CT
Hancock 1880
1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 10, at school within year, born CT.
Banks, William R.
m
1870c
1934.04.14
Hancock 1934
1934.09.19
Arrived Hancock 1934.04.14, age 64; left 5 months later, MPH.5218.
Barker, Charles
m
1849c
MA
Hancock 1865
Farmer, 1865 census.
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 16, born MA, farmer.
Barnes, Frances
f
1848c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 7, born MA.
Barnes, Hannah
f
1844c
MA
07/01/1858, DeWint.857 (Brewer)
Hancock 1855
Brought from Tyringham to live at Hancock by Elder Grove Wright 7/1/1858, DeWint.857 (Brewer index). 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 11, born MA.
Barnes, Sarah
f
1850c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 5, born MA.
Barrett, Andrew
m
1838c
1916.12.17
Hancock 1916-1917.
Elder, 1917.
Elder Andrew Barrett arrived Hancock same day as Eldress Mary Gass, 1916.12.17, age 79, MPH.5218. Elder, died 80 years old in 1917, Hancock Chh Family, MPH.5218. Died 1917.05.15, age 79y 4m 20d, MPB.HVR-13, p72.
1917.05.15
Hancock
MPH.5218. MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Barrett, Bert
m
1877c
Hancock 1890
Age 13, adm on trial from Great Barrington 1890.01.18; returned to Great Barrington 1890.02.18, MPH.370 p87.
Barton, Charles H.
m
1837.11.21
1845.04.19
Hancock 1845
Son of the widow Barton of Springfield, MA; Hancock overseers of the poor indentured him to the Shakers 1845.04.19, until age 21, 1858.11.21, when he should receive 2 suits of good wearing apparel & $50, MPH.997.
Bass, James Henry
m
1834.12.00
Hancock 1834, 1836, 1841, 1853.
1841.07.10
From Albany, adm Hancock 2d Family 1834.12.00, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Sent home, 1841.07.10, DeWint.826. Killed on railroad, Pittsfield, 1853.01.08, MPH.8329.
Basting, Louis
m
1847.08.16
1890, NOC.13,361 - Brewer
1892.10.03
Hancock 1887-1889, 1891-1905.
Poor health, 1905.
Gardener, produce peddler, poultry raiser 1888. Elder 1889, 1891-1905.
Birthdate estimated from death record. Moved from New Lebanon to Hancock 1887.12.09, MPH.370, p86. Caring for garden, selling surplus vegetables & fruit 1888.07.01, poultry 1888.12.31, MPH.370, p86. Named Chh Family Elder 1889.09.08, MPH.370 p87. Signed Hancock covenant 1892.10.03, MPH.370, p88. Elder at Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 6: Elder, age 52, born Aug 1847, Eberach, Nassau, Germany, immigrated 1870, naturalized citizen, farmer. Res Chh Family, MPH.1790. Elder 1891-1905; the only man in the Hancock Chh Family 1903-1905, NOC.13.361. Led worship 1898, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 147. 'Elder Louie is very poorly, is hardly able to move about, we fear he is never going to be entirely well again, but hope for the best,' Fidella Estabrook letter 1905.07.23, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Age 58 yrs 9d at death 1905.08.25, MPH.8000 p218. Photo, OClWHi.
1905.08.25
Hancock
MPH.8000 p218.
Battles, Albert J.
m
1810.12.20
1880
1892.10.03
Tyringham 1875. Enfield CT 1875-1880. Hancock 1880, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1895.
Elder, 1880, 1890. Trustee, 1894-1895.
Birthdate estimated from death record. Res Tyringham until it dissolved, then to Enfield CT, then Hancock Ministry Elder 1880.09.30, MPH.8000 p14. In Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1890, NOC.13.361. Signed Hancock covenant 1892.10.03, MPH.370, p88. Trustee for Hancock East Family 1894.10.02, MPH.8000 p21. Trustee at Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Described: hardly of medium size, honest & sincere; 'easier for Albert to be good than wicked,' MPH.8338. Age 84 yrs 11m 12d at death Oct 2, 1895, MPH.8000 p213. Born Tyringham, parents unknown; died Oct 2, 1895 of heart failure, age 84y 11m 12d, Hancock MVR.
1895.10.02
Hancock
Heart failure, MVR.
MPH.8000 p213. NOC.10,345.
Beam, Jane
f
1803c
MA
Hancock 1860
Eldress, 1860.
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 57, Eldress, born MA.
Beatty, James
m
1842.06.29
Hancock 1842, 1844
1844.05.20
Came to Hancock 2d Family 1842.06.29; sent home 1844.05.20, DeWint.826.
Beers, Polly
f
1804.01.15
MA
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1849-1850, 1854-1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1877.
Invalid for years, stiffening joints, so had little use of her limbs, MPH.8000 p201.
2d sister, 1860. Housework, 1870 census.
Alt surnames: Bean, Been. Her parents joined Tyringham; she came to Hancock Chh, MPH.8000 p201. Age 15, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Visited Enfield CT 1849.09.05, DeWint.851 & NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 46, born MA. Visited eastern societies 1854.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 51, born MA. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, 2d sister, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 56, born MA. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 61, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 66, housework, $400 real estate, born MA. Died age 74 in 1877, MPH.8000 p201; age 73y 9m 5d, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Birthplace unrecorded, daughter of Ezra & Phebe Beers; died Oct 18, 1877 of dropsy aged 73y 9m 5d, Hancock MVR.
1877.10.19
Hancock
Dropsy, MVR.
MPH.8000 p201.
Belden, Emoretta
f
07/15/1862, Cathcart (Brewer)
02/15/1886, NOC.13,602 (Brewer)
Hancock 1880, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1897-1898, 1904, 1910, 1918.
Keeping house, 1880 census. Eldress, 1887, 1890. Schoolteacher, 1887-1890, MPH.1003f-i. Eldress, 1893, 1895. Dairywoman, 1895. Deaconess, 1904. FaNCY GOODS, 1905. Guardian for a girl Nov 1908, MPH.1008.
1897.12.29
Alt name: Etta; at Hancock Chh Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 17, keeping house, born MA. Chh Family Eldress 1887.09.26, MPH.8000 p18-19. Res Hancock Chh 1890, 2d sister, NOC.13.361. When the Hancock Ministry was abolished, she became Chh Family Eldress 1893.06.18, MPH.370, p89. 2d Eldress & dairy woman at Hancock Chh 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Left 1897.12.29, returned 1898.01.14, MPH.370, p91. Rode to Tyringham 1898.09.01, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 151. 'Emoretta and Agnes were absent all of last week at the Chatham Fair, where they had a booth for selling wares,' Fidella Estabrook letter to J.P. MacLean 1904.09.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 47, born MA, fancy worker. Died age 55 in 1918, MPH.5218.
1918.06.01
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Belden, Hattie E.
f
1843c or 1862.07.00
MA
1895.10.26
1886.02.15
Hancock 1886, 1895, 1896, 1900, 1921.
1896.04.15
Signed covenant 1886.02.15, NOC.13,602, p59. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1895.10.26, age 52, MPH.5218. Left Hancock 1895.04.15, age 53, MPH.5218. Signed probationary covenant 1895.12.31, MPH.370, p90. Left again 1896.03.00, MPH.370, p90. Evidently returned: 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 57, born MA July 1862. Died age 78 in 1921, MPH.5218.
1921.09.09
Springfield, MA
MPH.5218.
Belden, Mary Emma Elizabeth
f
1871.02.04
MA
1892.10.03
Hancock 1885, 1890, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1928, 1930, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1944.
Schoolteacher, 1900, 1910. Domestic, 1920. Girls' caretaker, 1928. Schoolteacher, 1930 census. Worked for pay or profit, 1940.
Alt name: Lizzie. Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13 p73. Age 14, in Hancock school 1885, MPH.1003d. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Signed covenant at Hancock 1892.10.03, NOC.10,345; MPH.370, p88. At Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 29, born MA Feb 1871, schoolteacher. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 39, born MA, public school teacher. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 48, born MA, domestic. Res with the girls, room 18 in brick dwelling 1928, MPH.OHA. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, 3d in family 89, age 59, born MA, schoolteacher. On town of Hancock voters' list 1938, MPH.1653a. 1940 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 58: age 69, completed 8 years of school, b. MA, res same house on April 1, 1935, working for pay or profit March 1940. Died at Hancock Chh Family 1944.09.00, NOC.13,420. Died age 73y 7m 12d, MPB.HVR-13 p73.
1944.09.00
NOC.13,420.
Belden, Ricardo
m
1868.12.22
CT
1926.05.01
1929.09.24
Hancock 1926-1943, 1958.
Worked for pay or profit, 1940. Mechanic, 1958.
Enfield CT, Center Family Boys Caretaker 1886. Arrived Hancock 1926.05.01, age 57, MPH.5218. Res Hancock Chh 1926-1943, NOC.13.361. Res room 6 in brick dwelling, 1928, MPH.OHA. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1929.09.24, NOC.13,605. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 89: age 60, born CT, parents' birthplaces unknown, no occupation. On town of Hancock voters' lists 1938 & 1846, MPH.1653a-b. 1940 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 58: age 71, completed 8 years of school, b. CT, res same house on April 1, 1935, working for pay or profit March 1940. Died age 89y 11m 10d on 1958.12.02, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Funeral at Wellington, Pittsfield; buried in Shaker Cemetery, Enfield CT, 'Shaker Ricardo Belden Dies at 89,' Berkshire Eagle, Dec 3, 1958. Photos: MPH, NCH.
1958.12.02
Pittsfield, MA
Obituary, Berkshire Eagle.
Bellows, William H.
m
1838c
Hancock 1850-1851
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 12, born NY. Age 13, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a.
Bennett, Evelyn Mae
f
1932c
1937.11.12
Hancock 1937-1938
1938.04.07
Arrived Hancock 1937.11.12, age 5; departed 1938 age 6, MPH.5218.
Bennett, Gertrude
f
1929c
1937.11.12
Hancock 1937-1940
1940.01.06
Arrived Hancock 1937.11.12, age 8; departed 1940 age 10, MPH.5218.
Bennett, John
m
* Seeking documentation. Not in Brewer index; OR MPB.HVR-13; OR Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
3/30/1856
Bennett, Marion Doris
f
1927c
1937.11.12
Hancock 1937-1940
1940.06.29
Arrived Hancock 1937.11.12, age 10; left 1940 age 12, MPH.5218.
Berns, Hugh
m
1820c
Hancock 1850
Surname Barns? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 30, born Ireland.
Best, Isaac
m
1830.11.16
Hancock 1830
Adm 1830.11.16 but was 'sent back,' DeWint.826.
Best, Peter
m
1830.11.16
Hancock 1830
Adm 1830.11.16 but was 'sent back,' DeWint.826.
Betts, Comstock
m
1762.11.09 or 1762.11.02
Richmond, MA
1791.08.18
1831.12.25
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803. To OH 1808. Hancock 1820, 1829-1831, 1843, 1845.
Elder, 1803. Missionary, 1808-1809.
Knew Mother Ann Lee, Test.1827. Birthplace, date, gathered in at New Lebanon, OClWHi.III:B-12. Went from New Lebanon to Hancock to live 1791.08.18, OClWHi.V:B-62A. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Joined age 19, 'Died,' Pittsfield Sun, December 25, 1845. 1st Elder in Hancock 2d Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Missionary to the West 1808.04.00, NOC.12,720. To West 1809.04.17, OClWHi.IV:B-34. Was in Pleasant Hill's 1st Ministry, MPH.6449b p19. Visited New Lebanon 1818.05.12 & returned to stay 1820.05.28, DLCms.42. Res Hancock, Test.1827. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Testimony in Philemon Stewart, A Holy Sacred & Divine Roll & Book (1843), p. 383-90. Died age 83 on 1845.12.19, MPH.8000 p169; buried at Hancock, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Born Richmond, son of Comstock Betts Sr, occupation cooper, died of apoplexy 1845.12.19 Hancock MVR.
1845.12.19
Pittsfield, MVR
Apoplexy, MVR.
MPH.8000 p169. SDR.NEHGR p124. OClWHi.IV:B-34 (New Leb).
Betts, Comstock Jr.
m
1823
Hancock 1823
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. [perhaps when he turned age 21?]
Bigelow, Elsa
f
1770.07.20
RI
1792.02.11
1814
Hancock 1792, 1803, 1813-1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1850, 1854.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.05.00. Not expected to live long, 1854.07.15.
Eldress, 1829. Deaconess? 1830.
Alt name: Elsie. Related to Huldah Bigelow, a 'most strong & masculine female,' Enfield, CT, Shaker sister, d. 1852: Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard 1852.12.20, OClWHi.IV:A-10. Supposed daughter of Timothy & Rhoda (Williams) Bigelow of Tyringham (Cathcart? Brewer index). Adm Hancock 1792.02.11, NOC.10,804. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Ill at end of winter fever epidemic, Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1813.05.31, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 49, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Eldress, Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (4th sister) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 80, born RI. Visited Tyringham, 1851.07.17, DeWint.851. In Chh Family, not expected to live long, Hancock Ministry letter to Ministry, 1854.07.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Age 83 at death in 1854, MPH.8000 p172. NF Hancock or Pittsfield, MVR.
1854.07.18
Hancock
MPH.8000 p172.
Bigelow, Jerusha
f
1768.03.09
1793.12.23
1814
Hancock 1791, 1793, 1803, 1810, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1840.
Donated one pair cotton stockings & Seven Pocket Handkerchiefs 1791.04.07, NOC.10,804. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.12.23, NOC.10,804. At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Visited Harvard 1810.04.28, OClWHi.V:B-58. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 51, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Age 72 at death in 1840, MPH.8000 p168.
1840.04.07
Hancock
SDR.NEHGR p124.
Billington, Viola Janet
f
1908c
1913.02.22
Hancock 1913-1916, 1921
1916.03.22
Arrived Hancock 1913.02.22, age 5, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1913; weighed 45 lbs & was 3' 4' tall in Feb 1913; 3' 5½' tall in June 1913; 3'9' tall June 1914; at age 7, 3' 11½' tall in 1915, MPH.5220. Left 1916 age 8, MPH.5218. Returned as Viola (Billington) Wilson, 1921.09.06, age 13, MPH.5218.
Bills, Artemas
m
1779c
Washington, VT
Hancock 1829, 1840, 1847.
Farmer, 1847.
Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. His name in calligraphy is in the Hancock [2d] Family Record c1840, DeWint.826. Born Washington, VT, married, age 68, farmer, died 1847.03.29, of lung fever, Pittsfield MVR.
1847.03.29
Pittsfield
lung fever
MVR.
Bills, Chester
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Bills, George
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Bills, James
m
1820c
U.S.
Hancock 1829-1830, 1865
1830.06.10
A boy at Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. 'Went home,' 1830.04.10, DeWint.826. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 45, born U.S.
Bills, Jane
f
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Bills, Jerrus
1819c
VT
Hancock 1829, 1870, 1872
Farm worker, 1870 census.
Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Alt name Jairus, 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 51, works on farm, born VT. Visited Enfield CT 1872.07.03, OClWHi.V:B-16.
Bills, Mary
f
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Bills, Sidney
m
Hancock 1829, 1831
Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Birch, Joshua
m
1721.10.11
1791.01.15
Hancock 1789, 1792, 1803, 1806.
Alt surname: Burch, Berch. Visited by Mother Ann in Stonighton CT c1780-83, Test.1816. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17, MPB. With Lois, donated more than £15 personal estate to the chh at Hancock [the list appears to be her dowry plus their personal property, lacking only a cow], 1792.01.15, NOC.10,804. Res in John Deming Family at Hancock in 1803, MPH.1314. Died in Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1806.09.12, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1806.09.19
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Birch, Lois
f
1737.09.15
1791.01.15
Hancock 1792, 1803, 1812, 1819-1820.
Alt surname: Burch. Visited by Mother Ann in Stonington CT c1780-83, Test.1816. Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWHi.VI:B-40. With Joshua, donated more than £10 personal estate (perhaps her dowry) to the chh at Hancock, 1792.01.15, NOC.10,804. Res in John Deming Family at Hancock in 1803, MPH.1314. Age 81, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Age 83 at death, at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1820.12.17
Hancock
SDR.NEHGR p126.
Bishop, John
m
Hancock 1849
'Came into the house to live,' Hancock Chh Family, 1849.05.17; went away 1849.07.11, MPH.8329.
Bishop, Laura
f
1836c
NY
Hancock 1850-1851
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 14, born NY. Age 14-15, in school 1850-1851, MPH.1003a.
Black, William
m
Hancock 1850
Went away 1850.02.12, MPH.8329.
Blanchard, Nancy
f
1850.07.10
Enfield CT 1850. Hancock 1850, 1854
1854.06.21
Came to Hancock to live 1850.07.10, MPH.8329. Taken to Springfield 1854.06.21, NOC.TDM.
Bonesteel, Philip
m
1756c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1848.
2d brother/Elder, 1819.
Conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1817, MPH.4210. Age 63, 2d brother/Elder in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died age 92 or 93 at Hancock East Family, DeWint.851 & SDR.NEHGR p128. Died age 92 in 1848, MPH.8000 p170.
1848.09.17
Hancock
MPH.8000 p170.
Boot, Annette
f
1855.05.25
Hancock 1855
Ministry left Enfield, CT & 'Return to Hancock, and bring a little girl along with them by the name of Annette Boote,' 1855.05.25, NOC.TDM.
Born, Fredrick
m
1836c
NY
1845.09.00
Hancock 1845-1846, 1850
Alt surname maybe Bjorn, Boen or Bourne. Came to Hancock 2d Family 1845.09.00; At 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 14, born NY.
Bosworth, John Mayo
m
Enfield CT 1847. Hancock 1847, 1849
1849.07.07
Moved from from Enfield, CT West Family to Hancock Chh 1847.06.01, NOC.TDM. Went away, 1849.07.07, MPH.8329. 'Decamped [on this day amen],' 1849.07.07, NOC.TDM.
Boughton, Minnie
f
1881c
1896.06.20
Hancock 1896
1896.11.25
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1896.06.20, age 15; left 1896.11.25, MPH.5218. Age 16, in Hancock school 1896, MPH.1003o.
Bourne, Florence May
f
1891c
1909.09.16
Hancock 1909
1909.10.09
Arrived Hancock 1909.09.16, age 18; departed 3 weeks later, age 18, MPH.5218.
Bowen, Nancy
f
1815c
Hancock 1819
Age 4, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Bowers, Mary
f
1889.09.09
MA
1898.10.15
Hancock 1898, 1900-1901, 1906
1906.02.27
Arrived Hancock East Family 1898.10.15, age 9, MPH.5218. Age 9, in Hancock school 1898, MPH.1003q. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born MA Sept 1889, age 10. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-b. Departure noted 1906, age 17, MPH.5218.
Boyington, Joshua
m
1761.03.01
Hancock 1795, 1819, 1828.
Husband of Mary (HTR, Brewer index). Birth date, NOC.12,719. Donated £ 1/5/0 to the Chh 1795.03.13, NOC.10,804. Conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1807, MPH.4210. Age 58, listed 3d in Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died age 66, Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1828.01.16
Hancock
MPH.8000 p164.
Boyington, Marcia
f
1787.03.02
Pittsfield, MA
1851
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1846, 1849-1851, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1873.
Eldress, 1829, 1846, 1851, 1860. Seamstress, 1873.
Daughter of Joshua & Mary (HTR, Brewer). Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Age 32, 2d sister in David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Eldress, Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1st Eldress, West Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. To Pontoosuc Factories for uniform colored cotton & wool coating cloth, 1849.08.20, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 63, born MA. Signed West Family covenant, 1st sister/Eldress, 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 68, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: Eldress, age 73, born MA. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 78, born Pittsfield, MA. When West Family was broken up, 'Murchy Boyangton' was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. Res Chh Family, died age 86, MPH.8000 p182. Born Pittsfield, daughter of Joshua & Mary Boynton; seamstress, died of pulmonary consumption at age 86y 1m 12d on April 14, 1873, Hancock MVR.
1873.04.14
Hancock
Consumption, MVR.
MPH.8000 p182. MVR.
Boyington, Mary 1st
f
1760 or 1762
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1834.
Wife of Joshua (HTR, Brewer index). At Hancock in 1795, NOC.10,804 (Brewer index). Letter to Mary Rust, also a believer, but not gathered in c. 1810; letter w/ Sister Cynthia Write, to parents Daniel & Mary Rust re: visit of Daniel Goodrich & Calvin Green, Winterthur SA 1220 (Brewer index). Age 56, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Age 72 or 74 at death in 1834, Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1834.12.31
Hancock
MPH.8000 p166.
Boyington, Mary 2d
f
Hancock 1821c, 1839
1821c
Possible alt surnames: Boynton, Byington. Came to Hancock 08/03/1839 for another privilege, having left Believers 18 years before at Hancock; went to Canada, 08/29/1839 (Cathcart? Brewer index). *Seeking more documentation. Maybe East F?
Boyington, Polly
f
1785c
Hancock 1819
Age 34, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Bozworth, John Mayo
m
1847.06.01
1848.10.02
Enfield, CT, 1847. Hancock 1847-1848
Little boys' caretaker, 1848.
1849.07.07
Moved from Enfield West Family to Hancock Chh 1847.06.01, NOC.TDM. Signed covenant 1848.10.02, NOC.13,602, p52. 'Henry Pardy came ... to the Church to reside & to take care of the little boys. J. Mays Bosworth having decamped [on this day amen], 1848.07.07, NOC.TDM.
Bracket, Beulah
f
1791.02.23
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Alt first name: Buler. Adm Hancock 1791.02.23, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Bracket, Samuel
m
Hancock 1794-1796
Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Bragg, Florence Mabel
f
1876c
Hancock 1885-1887
Age 9-11, in Hancock school 1885-1887, MPH.1003d-f.
Braisted, Alice D.
f
1856.08.08
New Providence, NJ
1864.09.09 (Enfield, CT). 1921.10.05 (Hancock).
12/4/1940 (NOT in Brewer index)
Enfield CT, 1864. Canaan NY 1865, 1870. New Lebanon 05/02/1913 (Cathcart, Brewer). Hancock 1921, 1930, 1943.
An exceptionally fine needle worker' (obituary).
See Canaan and New Lebanon indeces for more information (Enfield, CT index does not yet exist). From New Providence, NJ (obituary). Arrived Hancock 1921.10.05, age 65, MPH.5218. Moved into modernized Hancock Ministry shop 1921.11.19, NOC.10,345. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 73, born NJ, no occupation. Died age 86 in 1943, MPH.5218; age 86y 7m 11d on 1843.03.19, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Age 86 at death, 'Obituary: Miss Alice Braisted,' Berkshire Eagle, March 20, 1943. Photos, MPH.
1943.03.19
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Breck, Mary
f
1874c
Hancock 1885-1887, 1897
1897.09.18
Age 10-12, in Hancock school 1885-1887, MPH.1003d-f. Left Hancock 1897.09.18, age 23, MPH.5218.
Breitkrentz, Paul
m
1861c
New Lebanon, 1890? Watervliet NY, 1890? Hancock 1890
1890.11.17
Age 29, formerly of New Lebanon & Watervliet, NY, adm 1890.10.27; left 1890 11.17, MPH.370, p87.
Brerton, Lucy
f
Hancock 1838
Alt surname: Brirton? Died age 73 in 1838, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1838.04.07
Hancock
OClWHi.III:A-6.
Brewster, Anthony C.
m
1794.03.14
Pittsford, VT
3/12/1807
Watervliet, NY 1803. Hancock 1807. New Lebanon 1807+
Son of Justus Sr. & Joanna; adm Watervliet, 6/16/1803; moved to Hancock 3/12/1807; to New Lebanon 2d Order 5/21/1807 3/12/1807, DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Birthdate, place, gathered in at New Lebanon Chh in 1807, OClWHi.III:B-12. Adm New Lebanon 1807.05.21, DLCms.92. See New Lebanon index for more information.
Brewster, Cassandana
f
1792.04.26
Pittsford, VT
3/9/1807
1830.12.25
Hancock 1807, 1829-1831, 1843, 1850, 1852, 1854-1856, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1883.
A bad Scroffulous sore under each arm, 1852.10.22. Her usual health, at best, was below par, 1854.06.05. Illness 1856.04.14. Taken sick at Enfield & confined to her room for nearly 3 weeks, 1856.02.24, NOC.TDM. Released from office due to ill health 1856.03.25, NOC.TDM. In nurse shop 1856.07.03, OClWHi.V:B-19.
Ministry Eldress, 1829-1856. Tailoress, 1870 & 1880 censuses.
Daughter of Joanna & Justus Brewster Sr.; their conversion experience, DeWint.762. Adm 3/9/1807, DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Took name Cassandana c1819-29, DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Formerly called Sarah or Sally, Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. 2d Eldress in Hancock Chh Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (2d sister) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, sisters' row 1, #2, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 2d Eldress, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. 2d Eldress in Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 58, born VT. Sweet letter to Eldress Sally at Harvard, 1852.03.18, OClWHi. IV:A-20. 'Much afflicted with a bad Scroffulous sore under each arm,' Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry 1852.10.22, OClWHi.IV:A-10. Her usual health, at best, has been below par, Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Was 'josteled out of a wagon by which she was a good deal bruised, but is getting some better,' Thomas Damon letter to Ministry, 1854.08.01, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 63, born MA. Illness, asked to be released from Ministry, & was on Mar 25, Grove Wright letter to Ministry 1856.04.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Ministry Eldress Asenath Clark & Sr Betsey stayed after the announcement to 'see Sister Dana properly removed with her effects into the Family,'1856.03.25, NOC.TDM. Visitors saw her downstairs in nurse shop, 1856.07.02, OClWHi.V:B-19. 'Started for the Salt Water at West Haven Conn,' 1856.08.12, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 68, born VT. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 73, born VT. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: 1st sister listed, age 78, tailoress, $400 real estate, born VT. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 88, tailoress, born VT. 'A person of great tact and talent in business as well as a leader,' MPH.8000 p207. Died age 97 in 1883, MPH.8000 p207. Born Pittsford, VT, daughter of Justus & Joanna Brewster; seamstress; died of old age on Oct 10, 1883, age 97y 5m 24d, Hancock MVR.
1883.10.10
Hancock
Old age, MVR.
MVR. MPH.8000 p207.
Brewster, Dorothy C.
f
07/11/1796
Pittsford, VT
03/12/1807
Watervliet, NY 1803. Hancock 1807, 1811, 1815, 1850
09/10/1815
Alt name: Dolly. Daughter of Joanna & Justus Brewster Sr.; moved to Watervliet 6/16/1803; to Hancock 3/12/1807; Chh Family 1811, ap 9/10/1815 (Brewer index) [may have been from DeWint.1059]. Came back 'from the West' to visit 1850.10.23, DeWint.851.
Brewster, Joanna
f
06/12/1771
Greenage, MA
03/09/1807
1814
Hancock 1807, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1862.
Born Greenage, MA, 6/12/1771, DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Wife of Justus Brewster, Sr. (Cathcart? Brewer index). Maiden name Swift, DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Adm 03/09/1807, DeWint.1059 or DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 48, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Visited Tyringham 1849.08.20, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 70, born MA. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 84, born MA. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 89, born MA. Died age 90 in 1862, MPH.8000 p175. 'A paragon of Christian excellence, a stern uncompromising pioneer of the Cross ... a long life of usefulness,' 'Died,' Pittsfield Sun, February 20, 1862. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1862.02.13
Hancock
MPH.8000 p175.
Brewster, Justus Jr.
m
1801c
3/9/1807
1823
Hancock 1807, 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1837
1837.07.13
Adm 3/0/1807 DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Age 18, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Trustee or agent; married Permelia Fuller, 'Married,' Pittsfield Sun, September 18, 1837. Left 1837.09.15, NOC.13,602, p31. Went to New Lebanon to visit his natural brother Anthony who was sick 11/19/1837, Winterthur SA 817 (Brewer index). Made a record of the Brewster family's arrivals at & departures from Watervliet, NY, Hancock, MA, & New Lebanon, NY, DeWint.1059.
Brewster, Justus Sr.
m
1761.01.00
Coventry, CT
3/9/1807
Watervliet 1803. New Lebanon 1803. Hancock 1803, 1815.
Born January 1761, Coventry, CT; adm Watervliet 6/16/1803; adm Hancock 3/9/1807, DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, death year may have been 1805, MPH.1314. Died at Hancock 2d Family in 1815, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1815.03.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160.
Brewster, Roxanna A.
f
3/12/1807
1819.11.19
Watervliet 1803. Hancock 1807, 1809, 1819, 1824
08/01/1824
Daughter of Joanna & Justus Brewster Sr. (Cathcart, Brewer). Adm Watervliet 6/16/1803; moved to Hancock 3/12/1807; to Chh Family 11/9/1809, & left 8/1/1824, DeWint.1059 (Brewer index). Age 21, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1819.11.19, MPH.854. Age 54 at death, MPH.8000 p160.
Brewster, Sarah J.
f
1798c
1814
Hancock 1814, 1819
Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 21, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Brick, Lewis
m
Hancock 1820.
Death, MPH.8000 p162.
1820.12.17
Hancock
MPH.8000 p162.
Brister, Lydia
f
1768c
Hancock 1849.
Female Shaker, died age 81 of dysentery 1849.09.17, Hancock MVR.
1849.09.17
Hancock
Dysentery, MVR.
MVR.
Brooks, Minnie
f
1895c
Hancock 1902
Age 7, at Hancock school, 1902, MPH.5220.
Brown, Alexander
m
1844c
Ireland
Hancock 1860
Farm laborer, 1860.
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 16, farm laborer, born Ireland, in school within year.
Brown, Alonzo
m
1821
CT
Hancock 1850
Elder or trustee? 1850
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, family 124: age 29, probably Elder or trustee because the real estate $20,000 was attributed to him, born CT.
Brown, Benjamin
f
1791.01.24
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1791.01.24. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Brown, Hannah
f
1765c
Hancock 1793.
Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1793, MPH.8000 p157. Age 28 at death 1792, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1792-1793
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Brown, Jonathan
m
1791.01.24
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1791.01.24, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Brown, Mary Angeline
f
1856c
1921.11.19
New Lebanon? 1919. Hancock 1921, 1929, 1930, 1932.
Seamstress, Shaker store, 1930 census.
Attended J. Holden's funeral, 'Pay Beautiful Tributes to Elder Joseph's Memory,' obituary perhaps from Berkshire Eagle, April 30, 1919, HSV archives. Arrived Hancock 1921.11.19, age 65, MPH.5218. Moved into modernized Hancock Ministry shop 1921.11.19, NOC.10,345. At Caroline Helfrich funeral, res West Pittsfield Office, 'Honor Eldress Helfrich at Funeral,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 73, born NY, mother born northern Ireland, seamstress, Shaker store. Died age 75 in 1932, MPH.5218. Photo, OClWHi.
1932.07.16
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Brown, Newell
m
1846c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 14, born NY, at school within year.
Brown, William
m
1811c
Hancock 1819
Age 8, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Bruce, Catherine/Katie
f
1885.03.00?
MA?
1895.07.31
Hancock 1895-1898, 1900, 1904
1904.04.02
Arrived Hancock East Family 1895.07.31, age 9, MPH.5218. Age 10-12, in Hancock school 1896-1898, MPH.1003o-q. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born MA? Mar 1885? [rest of entry is illegible]. Departed East Family 1904 age 18, MPH.5218.
Bryson, Alex
m
1839c
MA
Hancock 1855
Farmer, 1855.
1855 MA census, Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 16, farmer, born MA.
Bunn, Hannah
f
1764.06.05
1791.01.15
1814
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1838.
Alt surname: Bond. Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 55, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Died age 73, MPH.8000 p167.
1838.03.08
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Bunts, Chauncey
m
1859c
Hancock 1875.
1875.09.06
Left age 16 with all his clothes, 2 pair boots, 2 pair shoes, 1875.09.06, NOC.10,345.
Burdett, Estella
f
1891.12.22
1900.06.23
Hancock 1900-1901, 1904
1904.04.04
From Springfield 1900.06.23, MPH.370. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.06.23, age 8, MPH.5218. Age 8, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. Birthdate; in school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Departed 1904 age 12, MPH.5218.
Burdett, Harriet/Hattie
f
1894.09.08
1900.06.23
Hancock 1900-1901, 1904
1904.04.04
From Springfield 1900.06.23, MPH.370. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.06.23, age 6, MPH.5218. Age 5, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. Birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Departed 1904 age 9, MPH.5218.
Burdick, Alanson
m
*Seeking documentation. Cathcart? Brewer index.
Burdick, Anna
f
1767.05.05
RI
1790.04.01
1814
Hancock 1790. Canterbury 1792-1793. Hancock 1794-1797, 1803, 1814, 1817, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1857.
Canterbury Ministry, 1792-1793.
Alr surnames: Burdie, Birdict. Adm Hancock 1790.04.01, NOC.10,804. Appointed to Canterbury Ministry 1792.02.15, returned to Hancock 1793, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 148. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. May have lived with Eldress Jennet Davis in 1797, MPH.8342. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Perhaps the 'Joanna Burdick' who visited Harvard 1817.10.18, OClWHi.V:B-58. Age 52, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Chh Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p59. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 83, born RI. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 88, born RI. Died age 89 in 1857, MPH.8000 p173. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1857.02.25
Hancock
MPH.8000 p173.
Burdick, John
m
*Seeking documentation. Cathcart? Brewer index. May be the same person as Jonathan Burdick, below.
Burdick, Jonathon
m
1730.04.01
Hancock 1803, 1806.
Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Res Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Age 76 at death, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1806.09.13, MPH.1314.
1806.09.07 or 1806.09.13
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Burdick, Judith
f
1774.09.28
RI
1814
Hancock 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1850, 1855, 1857.
Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 45, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 70, born RI. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 81, born RI. Died age 82 in 1857, MPH.8000 p173. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1857.06.28
Hancock
MPH.8000 p173.
Burdick, Lucy
f
Hancock 1794-1796
Alt surname: Birdict; at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Burdick, Lydia
f
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791
Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804.
Burgess, Amanda
f
1837.01.25
1842
Hancock 1829, 1837, 1842, 1846-1847
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Adm Hancock 2d Family 1837.01.25, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1842.01.21, NOC.10,802. At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 1847.06.30, DeWint.851.
Burgess, Dorcas
f
1834.10.10
Hancock 1834, 1836, 1839
1839.11.12
Adm with Samuel Burgess 1834.10.10, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Samuel & Dorcas Burgess went to Albany 1839.11.12, DeWint.826.
Burgess, Harriet
f
1809.05.23
CT
1825
1832
Hancock 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872, 1880, 1891.
Nurse, 1880 census.
Birthdate estimated from death record. Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. At 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. At 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 2d Family, 1850.06.19, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 41, born CT. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 46, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 51?, born CT. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 56, born CT. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 62, born MA. Visited Enfield CT 1872.07.03, OClWHi.V:B-16. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 71, nurse, born CT. Died at Hancock 2d Family in 1891, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 82 yrs 5m 28d at death, MPH.8000 p211. Died age 80 at 2d Family, MPH.5218. NF NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1891.11.20
Hancock
Pneumonia
MPH.8000 p211. MPH.5218.
Burgess, John S.
m
1832.04.16
Hancock 1832, 1836, 1839
1839.10.19
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1832.04.16 with Sophia Burgess, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Went off 1839.10.19, DeWint.826.
Burgess, Mary
f
1832.07.25
Hancock 1832, 1836
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1832.07.25, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826.
Burgess, Philena
f
1802.03.29
Hancock 1829, 1835.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 34 at death in 1835, MPH.8000 p167.
1835.06.08
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Burgess, Samuel
m
1833.02.07
Hancock 1833-1834, 1836, 1839
1839.11.12
Adm Hanock 2d Family 1833.02.07, 'went off' [n.d.], DeWint.826. Came to 2d Family with Dorcas 1834.10.10, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Samuel & Dorcas Burgess went to Albany 1839.11.12, DeWint.826.
Burgess, Sophia W.
f
1824c
NY
1832.04.16
1846
Hancock 1832, 1836, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1870, 1880
Tailoress, 1870 & 1880 censuses.
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1832.04.16 with John Burgess, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant after 1832.04.05, n.d., NOC.13,601. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1846.04.10, NOC.10,802. At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Visited Enfield, CT from Hancock 2d Family, 1849.09.18, DeWint.851 & NOC,TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 28, born NY. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 31, born NY. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 47, tailoress, born NY. At Hancock East Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 56, tailoress, born NY.
Burke, Carrie
f
1829c
Ireland
1916.10.31
Hancock 1916, 1920, 1924.
Arrived Hancock 1916.10.31, age 'about 87,' MPH.5218. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 78, born Ireland, no trade. Death at age about 95 in 1924, MPH.5218.
1924.11.07
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Burt, Almena
f
1806c
MA
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1839, 1846-1847, 1850
Age 13, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Went to be doctored at New Lebanon 2/28/1839, Winterthur SA 1031 / DeWint.834 (Brewer index). At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 1847.06.30, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 44, born MA. Almena Burt 'went at the same time [as Oliver VanValen] to the same place or near there,' 1850.11.10, MPH.8329.
Burt, Anson
m
Hancock 1847
Chester Hulet went to Enfield to accompany Anson Burt to his home, he being so crazy as to render it unsafe for him to go alone. Anson had been employed by D. Terry to plaster a new building. On the 18th following, his friends took him to Worcester,' 1847.10.16, NOC.TDM.
Burton, Howard
1884c
NY
Hancock 1930
Farm laborer, 1930 census.
1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: employee, age 46, widower, born NY, farm laborer.
Burton, Lucy
f
1766c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1838.
Age 53, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died age 71 at Hancock West Family in 1838, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1838.04.07
Hancock
SDR.NEHGR p127.
Butterworth?, Ellen
f
1844c
England
Hancock 1860
Surname's 1st letter is indistinct in 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 16, born England.
Byram, George
m
1829
Hancock 1829, 1834.
Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock 2d Family in 1834, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 68, MPH.8000 p166.
1834.09.06
Hancock
MPH.8000 p166.
Byram, Minerva
f
1826
Hancock 1826, 1829
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Cady, Hannah L.
f
1842.01.18
Hancock 1842-1844
1844.03.05
Signed covenant 1842.01.18, NOC.13,602, p50. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Left 1844.03.05, NOC.13,602, p38.
Callahan, Patrick
m
1815c
Ireland
Hancock 1865, 1870
Farm laborer, 1865 census. Teamster, 1870 census.
Alt surname: Calahan. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 50, born Ireland, widower, farm laborer. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 60, born Ireland, teamster, cannot read or write.
Carroll, Anna
f
1857.03.01
1863.03.26
Hancock 1863
Age 6, indentured in 1863 to John Dean from Alms house, Monson MA, until 1875.03.01, MPH.6205.
Carroll, Edward
m
1854c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 11, taken from Monson, MA.
Cater, Fannie
f
1895c
1909.10.11
Hancock 1909-1910
1910.04.12
Arrived Hancock 1909.10.11, age 14; departed 1910 age 15, MPH.5218.
Chalmers, Ann
f
1808c
Scotland
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 47, born Scotland.
Chalmers, Elizabeth
f
1836c
Scotland
12/25/1857
Hancock 1851, 1855-1857
Deaconess? 1856.
Elizabeth & Mary Chalmers visited East Family 1851.12.22, MPH.8329. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 19, born Scotland. Res Office 1856.06.28, OClWHi.V:B-19. Signed covenant 12/25/1857, NOC.13,602 (Brewer index).
Chalmers, Mary
f
1846c
CT
Hancock 1851, 1855
Elizabeth & Mary Chalmers visited East Family 1851.12.22, MPH.8329. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 9, born CT.
Chalmers, William
m
1806c
Scotland
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 462: in William Williams family, farmer, age 49, born Scotland.
Chamberlain, Ellen
f
1858c
MA
Hancock 1865, 1870
1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 7, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 12, at school, born MA.
Chamberlin, Bertha May
f
1887.10.15
MA
1899.08.26
Hancock 1899-1901, 1903
1903.03.25
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1899.08.26, age 11, MPH.5218. Age 11, in Hancock Shaker school 1899, MPH.5220. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born MA Oct 1887, age 12. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-b. Departed Hancock East Family age 15 in 1903, MPH.5218. Death 1912.11.03, 'Not in Shaker home,' MPH.5218 p. 81.
MPH.5218 p. 81.
Champlain, Hannah
f
1783c
RI
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1836, 1846, 1849-1850, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1877.
Nurse, 1860 & 1870 censuses.
Age 33, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. At Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Visited Enfield, CT from Hancock 2d Family, 1849.09.18, DeWint.851 & NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 63, born RI. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 73, nurse, born RI. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 78, born RI. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 84, nurse, born RI. Died age 91 in 1877, MPH.8000 p201. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1877.06.23
Hancock
MPH.8000 p201.
Champlain, Susanah
f
1787c
RI
1832
Hancock 1832, 1855
Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 68, born RI.
Chapin, Eliza
f
06/12/1822, Cathcart, Brewer
New Marlborough, MA, Cathcart, Brewer
1836, Cathcart? Brewer
Tyringham 1842-1876. Hancock 1876.
In Chh Office (deaconess) 1876.
At Tyringham 1842, Cathcart? (Brewer index). Replaced Desire [Holt?] as Tyringham 2d Eldress 1848.11.06, DeWint.851. Came from Tyringham to work at Hancock Office 1876.04.03, MPH.8000 p13. Res Hancock Office at death in 1876, NOC.12,720. Possible causes of death: Lung fever, OClWHi.III:A-6; pneumonia, MPH.8000 p201; typhoid pneumonia, age 54, OClWHi.III:A-12. Died age 55 in Dec 1876, MPH.8000 p201. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1876.12.16
Hancock
Lung fever, pneumonia, or typhoid pneumonia.
MPH.8000 p201.
Chase, Elizabeth I.
f
1801c
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823
Age 18, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854.
Chase, Polly
f
1823
Hancock 1823
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854.
Clapp, Benjamin
m
1832c
1850.02.28
Groveland 1850. Hancock 1850-1851
Commenced learning the clothier trade 1850.10.04, MPH.8329.
1851.01.18
A.k.a. 'Little Benjamin' Clapp. Went to see his father, who was visiting from Groveland, 1850.03.02, DeWint.851. His father, Pervin Clapp, released him from his indenture 1850.03.05, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 18, born MA. Visited Tyringham 1850.09.02, DeWint.851. Went away 1851.01.18, MPH.8329.
Clapp, Lucinda
f
1829c
MA
1851.05.27
Enfield CT 1849. Hancock 1849-1852.
Health no better, less fever, worse cough, 1852.05.20.
Moved from Enfield CT West Family to Hancock, 1849.09.17, DeWint.851 & MPH.8329. Hancock West Family to Hancock Chh Family. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 21, born MA. Signed covenant 1851.05.27, NOC.13,602, p53. 'Sister Lucinda Clapp at Hancock is probably no better; tho’ she has less fever, but her cough is worse,' Hancock Ministry to Harvard Ministry 1852.05.20, OClWHi.IV:A-10. Died of quick consumption, Hancock Ministry to Harvard Ministry 1852.06.14, OClWHi.IV:A-10. Died age 22 in 1852, MPH.8000 p171; age 22 y 6 m, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Born Deerfield, MA, daughter of Parin & Lucinda Clapp, died of consumption, Hancock MVR.
1852.05.25
Hancock
Consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6; NOC.TDM.
MPH.8000 p171.
Clark, Annie Sarah
f
1896c
1908.01.14
Hancock 1908
1908.02.25
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1908.01.14, age 12; departed 6 weeks later, age 13, MPH.5218.
Clark, George W.
m
1839c
Hancock 1850-1852
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 11, birthplace unknown. Age 13, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. Photo: OClWHi, may not be this George Clark.
Clark, Hannah Ann
f
1805c
MA
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875.
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 45, born MA. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 50, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 55, born MA. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 60, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 65, no occupation, born MA, cannot read or write. Res East/Gathering Order 1875, MPH.8000 p185. Died age 70 in 1875, MPH.8000 p185. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1875.12.14
Hancock
Pneumonia
MPH.8000 p185.
Clark, John
m
1791.01.05
Hancock 1791
Adm Hancock & donated a stove for the meetinghouse 1791.01.05, NOC.10,804.
Clark, Mary
f
1766.07.09
CT
by 1783
1814
Hancock 1794, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1830-1831, 1843, 1850-1851, 1855, 1858.
Alt name: Mercy. Embraced the gospel in her youth, met Mother Ann & the First Elders, MPH.8000 p173. Testimony p102-4, DeWint.821. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1794.02.18, NOC.10,804. At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 53, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 84, born CT. Visited Tyringham, 1851.07.17, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 89, born CT. Died age 91 in 1858, MPH.8000 p173. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1858.06.26
Hancock
MPH.8000 p173.
Clark, Rebecca
f
1769.05.14
Voluntown, CT
1791.02.25
1814
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1849, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867-1868.
Eldress, 1803+. Probably expert spinner, 1849. Seamstress, 1868.
Her memoir: Writings of Deacon Daniel Goodrich, p105-6, DeWint 821. Gathered in when Chh organized, MPH.8000 p178. Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. 2d sister, Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 2d (Eldress) 1814.12.02, MPH.854. 2d Eldress age 50, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Chh Family 1st Eldress c1825 to 1845.04.27, MPH.8339. 1st Eldress, Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (1st sister) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, sisters' row 1, #1, Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Chh 1st Eldress 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. 1st Eldress, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 'Hannah Rogers accompanied by Rebecca Clark went over to N.L. Hannah to assist the Sisters in a new method of combing worsted. Rebecca to visit. 13th. Sister Rebecca returned home accompanied by Prudence Morrell & Margaret Reamer,' 1849.07.12-13, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 81, born CT. Visited Tyringham, 1851.07.17, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 86, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 91, born CT. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: 1st sister, age 96, born CT. At 99 was oldest in Berkshire Co, able to work, had perfect eyesight: see tidbit, Pittsfield Sun, November 28, 1867. Died age 99 in 1868, MPH.8000 p178; age 98y 9m 8d, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Occupation seamstress, born Voluntown, CT, daughter of William & Mary (Tift) Clark, died of typhoid & lung fever at age 98y 9m 8d on Feb 22, 1868, Hancock MVR.
1868.02.22
Hancock
Typhoid & lung fever, MVR.
MPH.8000 p178.
Clark, William H.
m
1839.02.07
CT
1843.04.23
Enfield CT 1843. Hancock 1843, 1850-1851, 1855-1857
Farmer, 1855. Teamster, 1856.
1857.03.16
Brought from Enfield by Elder Grove Wright at age 4, 1843.04.29, MPH.4395. Weighed 38 lbs, MPH.4395, p76. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 11, born CT. Age 12, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 16, farmer, born CT. Accompanied Thomas Damon as teamster (in covered wagon) to Tyringham 1856.05.10, NOC.TDM. Left the chh. to seek a home in the world 1857.03.16, NOC.TDM.
Clickner, William
m
1843.09.21
Hancock 1843, 1845
1845.07.27
Brought to Hancock 2d Family by his mother 1843.09.21; ran away with John ___ 1845.07.27, DeWitt.826.
Clough, Henry
m
1754c
Hancock 1796, 1798.
Elder, 1796, 1798.
Alt surname: Cluff [probably how it was pronounced]; Elder at death, age 44, OClWHi.III:A-6. See also: “A Sermon Delivered by Henry Clough, Sunday, August 21, 1796, “taken down from his mouth nearly verbatim,” Salem Gazette 10.535 (September 20, 1796), 1.
1798.03.12
New Lebanon
OClWHi.III:A-6.
Cogswell, Anna Sr.
f
1761.04.30
Pittsfield, MA
1780s
1814
Hancock 1803, c1812, 1814, 1819, 1827, 1829.
Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Anna Sr's Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; Test.1816; 1826, OClWHi.VI:B-52, part 2; 1827, OClWHi.VI:A-4; vision, OClWHi.VI:B-43. [Testimonies attributed to Anna without the Sr: 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; OClWHi.VII:B-109.] Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 58, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Born Pittsfield 1761, former Baptist, res Hancock 1827, Testimony, 1827.03.20, OClWHi.VI:A-4. Died age 67 in 1829, MPH.8000 p164.
1829.01.01
Hancock
MPH.8000 p164.
Cogswell, Calvin
m
1757.02.09
1814
Hancock 1791, 1793, 1803, 1814, 1816, 1818.
Trustee, 1818.
Donated 2 cows to the chh 1791.06.10, NOC.10,804. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA c1790-95, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-9, MPB. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.11.19, NOC.10,804. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1807, MPH.4210. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Visited Harvard 1816.09.12, OClWHi.V:B-58. Died at Hancock 1818, SDR.NEHGR p123. Was trustee in 1818, NOC.12,720. Died age 78 in 1818, MPH.8000 p162.
1818.07.09
Hancock
MPH.8000 p162.
Cogswell, Charles
m
1842c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 13, born MA.
Cogswell, Clarecy
f
1777.09.15
Hancock 1803
Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314.
Cogswell, Cyntha
f
1792.07.05
Hancock 1792, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1792.07.05, NOC.10,804. Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Cogswell, Daniel
m
1761.12.13
1792.01.25
Hancock 1792, 1794-1796, 1803, 1812-1813.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
Adm Hancock 1792.01.25, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816. Died in epidemic of winter fever, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123. Died age 51, MPH.8000 p159; age 52, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1813.04.10
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159. OClWHi.III:A-6.
Cogswell, Joshua 1st
m
1714c
Hancock 1799.
Died age 85, 1799.10.21, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1799.10.21
Hancock
OClWHi.III:A-6.
Cogswell, Joshua 2d
m
1726c
Hancock 1791, 1799.
Donated one yoke of cattle to the chh 1791.04.20, NOC.10,804. Age 73 at death in 1799, Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1799.10.27
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Cogswell, Lucy
f
Hancock 1782.
Died at Hancock, MPH.8000 p156.
1782
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Cogswell, Luther
m
1754.07.25
1832
Hancock 1790-1795, 1801, 1803, 1807, c1812, 1819, 1825, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1838.
Deacon, 1825.
Knew Mother Ann, James Whittaker at Ashfield, MA; see testimonies, below. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA c1790-95; owed 43s 6d minister's tax 1795.12.14, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-9 & B-2, MPB. Visited Harvard 1801.03.09, OClWHi.V:B-58. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Conveyed Pittsfield land to Shakers 1807, MPH.4210. Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816. Age 65, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. A deacon or trustee; see ad, 'Stray Steer and Heifer,' Pittsfield Sun, November 10, 1825. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 84 in 1838, MPH.8000 p167.
1838.11.29
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Cogswell, Phebe 1st
f
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. Adult in Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Cogswell, Phebe 2d
f
1774+?
Hancock 1794-1796
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Cogswell, Rufus
m
Hancock 1789, 1791
Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17, MPB. Donated one ton of hay to the chh 1791.04.20, NOC.10,804.
Cogswell, Salome
f
1764.07.20
CT
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1846, 1850-1851.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Age 55, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. At Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 86, born CT. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 87 in 1851, MPH.8000 p202; of old age & consumption, 1851.04.23, DeWint.851.
1851.04.23
Hancock
Old age & consumption, DeWint.851.
MPH.8000 p202.
Cogswell, Tabatha
f
1774+?
Hancock 1794-1796
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Cogswell, William
m
1843c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 12, born MA.
Cohoon, Hannah
f
2/01/1788
VT
1817.03.14
1823.04.03
Hancock 1817, 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1843, 1849-1850, 1855-1856, 1860, 1864.
She signed her name Cohoon. Alt spelling: Cahoon. Born 2/01/1788, DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Adm Hancock Chh Family with her 2 children 1817.03.14, MPH.1314. Age 31, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Created spirit drawings 1845-1856 (MPH collection & others). Visited New Lebanon 1849.09.12, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 62, born MA. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 67, born MA. Visited Enfield, CT 1856.09.05, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 72, born VT. Memorial poem in 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, January 28, 1864. Died age 75 in 1864, MPH.8000 p175. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1864.01.07
Hancock
Typhoid fever
MPH.8000 p175.
Cohoon, Harrison
m
1812c
1817.03.14
1834.05.05
Hancock 1817, 1819, 1829, 1831, 1834, 1836-1838
1836.07.14
Signed his surname Cohoon; alt surname: Cahoon. Son of Hannah Cohoon; Adm Hancock Chh Family 1817.03.14, MPH.1314. Age 7, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1834.05.05, NOC.13,602, p48. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Left 1836.07.14, returned 1837.02.14, left again 1838.01.22, NOC.13,602, p35.
Cohoon, Mariah L aka Maria L Ward
f
1816.08.00 07/27/1816, Cathcart, Brewer
Pittsfield, MA
1817.03.14
1882.04.02
Hancock 1817, 1819, 1829, 1831, 1882, 1887-1899.
Housework, 1899.
1834c
Birthdate estimated from death record. Daughter of Hannah Cohoon; adm Hancock Chh Family 1817.03.14, MPH.1314. Age 5, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Returned to Hancock after being absent almost 50 years 1882.04.06, NOC.10,467. As Maria L. Ward, signed Hancock probationary covenant 1882.04.02, NOC.13,605. Adm Hancock Chh 1887, MPH.8000 p217. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Died age 82 yrs 6m 2d, MPH.8000 p217; age 84, MPH.5218. Mariah L. (Cohoon) Ward, husband's name not stated, age 83y 6m 29d died 1899.02.01, several hours after having a cerebral hemorrhage, res Hancock, occupation housework, born Pittsfield, father's name not given, mother Hannah Cohoon, parents' birthplaces not given, Hancock MVR.
1899.02.01
Hancock
Cerebral hemorrhage, MVR.
MVR. MPH.370. MPH.8000 p217.
Colbert, Andrew J.
m
Hancock 1896
Mine supervisor, 1896.
Hireling 'night boss' at Hancock Shakers' iron mine; see 'Trip Down a Shaker Mine,' Springfield Republican, January 19, 1896, p. 7.
Colbert, Edward
m
Hancock 1896
Mine engineer, 1896.
Hireling engineer at Hancock Shakers' iron mine; see 'Trip Down a Shaker Mine,' Springfield Republican, January 19, 1896, p. 7.
Colbert, John
m
Hancock 1896
Mine superintendent, 1896.
Hireling superintendent of Hancock Shakers' iron mine; see 'Trip Down a Shaker Mine,' Springfield Republican, January 19, 1896, p. 7. The Whitney Furnace Co, which had operated the mine for some years, failed & Shakers took possession again as per contract 1897.01.01, MPH.370, p90.
Cole, Olive #1
f
1760c
Hancock 1850
Birth year estimated from death record; died 1850.01.17, age 90, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Died of apoplexy, Hancock MVR.
1850.01.17
Hancock
Apoplexy, MVR.
MPB.HVR-13, p71.
Cole, Olive #2
f
1827c
NY
1862.12.25
Hancock 1860, 1862-1863.
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 33, born NY. Signed covenant 1862.12.25, NOC.13,602, p56. Died 1863.04.22, age 36, MPH.8000 p175. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1863.04.22
Hancock
Consumption
MPH.8000 p175.
Cole, Reuben
m
1765.12.28
RI
1814
Hancock 1791, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1855.
Got lost at age 83, 1850.
Shoemaker, 1855. Farmer, 1855.
Donated one barrel cider to the chh 1791.04.03, NOC.10,804. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 54, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 84, born RI. 'Reuben Cole went a Walnutting & got lost &c,' 1850.10.28, was found early next morning, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 88, shoemaker, born RI. Died 1855.07.27, age 88, MPH.8000 p172. Died age 89, cause unknown, occupation farmer, parents & birthplace unknown, Hancock MVR.
1855.07.27
Hancock
Unknown, MVR.
MPH.8000 p172.
Cole, William
m
1719.10.15
Hancock 1803-1804.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 85 at death, Hancock 2d Family in 1804, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1804.10.17
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Collier, Betsy
f
1842c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 13, born CT.
Collier, Elijah
m
1844c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 11, born CT.
Collier, Emma T.
f
1847c
CT
Hancock 1855, 1860
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 8, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 13, born CT, at school within year.
Collier, John
m
1854c
CT
Hancock 1860
Laborer, 1860.
1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 16, laborer, born CT.
Collins, Aaron Lucas
m
1797.02.00 (est)
Jackson, NY Cambridge, NY, MVR.
1851
Hancock 1829, 1846, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1880-1881.
Shoemaker, 1860. Farmer, 1870, 1881.
Alt name: Lucius. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. From Hancock on trip to salt water, 1846.08.17 (noted out of order in Oct), DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, David Terry Family: age 53, born NY. Signed West Family covenant, 3d brother, 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130: at top of David Terry family list, age 58, farmer, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 65, shoemaker, born NY. From Hancock West Family, visited Enfield, CT 1860.08.22, NOC.TDM. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): 2d brother listed, age 68, born Jackson, NY, widower. When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 73, farmer, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 83, at home, born NY. Died age 84 in 1881, SDR.NEHGR p125. Born Cambridge, NY, son of Benjamin & Betsy (Lucas) Collins; farmer, died on June 2, 1881, age 84y 4m 15d of old age, Hancock MVR.
1881.06.02
Hancock
Old age, MVR.
MPH.8000 p206.
Collins, Amos
m
1796c
NH
1829
1842.01.18
Hancock 1829, 1842-1843, 1846, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860, 1864.
Shoemaker, 1860.
Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1842.01.18, NOC.13,602, p50. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Started for Lynn, Harvard & Shirley 1846.08.17, NOC.TDM. Went to New Lebanon after Sister Ruth Johnson to come see Sister Sarah Markham's cancer, 1846.09.10, DeWint.851. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 54, born NH. To Tyringham with 4 sisters, 1851.07.17, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 59, shoemaker, born NH. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 64, shoemaker, born NH. Died age 68 in 1864, MPH.8000 p176. Memorial poem, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, June 16, 1864. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1864.06.08
Hancock
MPH.8000 p176.
Collins, Asenath
f
1794c
NY
Hancock 1867, 1870
Seamstress, 1870 census.
When Hancock West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 76, seamstress, born NY.
Collins, Benjamin
m
1765.03.03
Hancock 1829, c1844, 1850.
Husband of Betsey, HTR, Brewer. Birth date, NOC.12,719. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Father of 18, over 70 years old c1844, Lamson.2010, p100, 102, 124. Died 1850.04.28 at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died age 85, MPH.8000 p171.
1850.04.28
Hancock
Fever & Consumption, DeWint.851.
DeWint.851. MPH.8000 p171.
Collins, Betsey
f
1777c
NY
Hancock 1829, 1850, 1855, 1858
Wife of Benjamin, HTR, Brewer. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 73, born NY. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (William Williams'): age 78, born NY. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died age 81 in 1858, MPH.8000 p173. Died age 81 of 'O.A.', no other information, Pittsfield MVR.
1858.08.06
Hancock
Old Age, MVR.
MPH.8000 p173.
Collins, Betsy Jr?
f
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Collins, Caty/Catherine
f
Hancock 1829, 1832
Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Res Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Went to East Family 1832.07.26, DeWint.826.
Collins, Charles
m
1819c
Hancock 1826.
Son of Lucas & Asenath. Died at Hancock West Family in 1826, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 7, MPH.8000 p163.
1826.05.19
Hancock
MPH.8000 p163.
Collins, Harriet
f
Hancock 1829, 1832
1832.09.12
Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20; went off 1832.09.12, DeWint.826.
Collins, John
m
1828
Hancock 1828-1831, 1836
1836.07.27
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1828.08.08, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Left 1836.07.27, NOC.10,345.
Collins, Judith W.
f
1806.04.09
Cambridge, Washington Co, NY
1820.09.00
1826
Hancock 1826, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846-1847, 1850, 1854- 1855.
Quite feeble ... doubtful about living many months, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
From Eldress to deaconess 1852.10.31, NOC.TDM. Deaconess, 1854.07.15.
Birthdate estimated from deaath record, MPB.HVR-13 p71. Born 11/9/1805, DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17; see also birthplace, adm, & testimony in Philemon Stewart, A Holy Sacred & Divine Roll & Book (1843), p. 315-16. Inspired instrument, Lamson.2010, p92, 118-119. 2d Eldress Chh Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Visited Harvard 1847.09.13, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 44, born NY. 'Judith Collins is quite feable, & it is doubtful about her living many months,' Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Deaconess, Hancock Ministry letter to Ministry, 1854.07.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 50, born VT. Age 50 at death 1855.07.18, MPH.8000 p172. Died 1855.07.19, age 49y 3m 10d, MPB.HVR-13 p71; Hancock MVR.
1855.07.18
Hancock
MPH.8000 p172. MPB.HVR-13 p73.
Collins, Lucena
f
1794c
NY
Hancock 1829, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1876.
Alt names: Lucene, Lucena, Lucina. From Chenango, NY? Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 56, birthplace unknown. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 61, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 68, born NY. From Hancock West Family, visited Enfield, CT 1860.08.22, NOC.TDM. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 71, born NY state, married. Res Hancock Chh Family, MPH.8000 p200. Or at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 82 at death 1876.09.22, MPH.8000 p200. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1876.09.22
Hancock
MPH.8000 p200.
Collins, Phidelio
m
1813.08.06
Schuyler's Lake, Otsego Co., NY
1834.12.08
Hancock c1820, 1829, 1831, 1834, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1854-1855, 1860, 1864-1865, 1870, 1880, 1884.
Seed peddler, 1850. Superintended preparing & putting up seed, 1854. Gardener, 1855 census. 2d Elder in Hancock Ministry, 1860. Farmer 1865 & 1870 censuses. Elder, 1880 census. Mechanic, 1884.
Son of Benjamin and Betsey, HTR, Brewer. Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Came to family age 7 [ca. 1820], brother of Polly, MPH.8000 p207-8. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed covenant 1834.12.08, NOC.13,602, p48. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 37, born NY. Started on seed route with Humphrey Smith, 1850.10.21, returned 1850.11.19, DeWint.851. 'Phidelio has many journeys to perform in the fall besides the general superintendence of preparing and putting up the seeds,' Thomas Damon letter to Ministry, 1854.08.01, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Visited eastern societies 1854.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 42, gardener, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: 2d Elder, age 47, born NY. Named 2nd Elder in Hancock bishopric Ministry, 1860.10.07, NOC.TDM. 1st Elder 1864.04.05, MPH.8000 p1-2. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 51, born NY, farmer. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 56, farmer, $400 real estate, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 66, Elder, born NY. Obituary in Manifesto. 'Our beloved Elder Phidileo ... departed this life Apr 11th Aged 70 yrs. he was confined mostly to his room, eight weeks previous to his death had been feeble for several months, He was attended by Dr Verrnylle of Pittsfield and one of the best Physicians about here, at first is appeared like dyspepsia and then tumor or cancer in the stomach, it was difficult to determine what it was,' Lucy J. Osborn letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died age 70 with 'universal love and respect,' MPH.8000 p207-8. Died 1884.04.11, age 70y 8m 5d, buried west Pittsfield cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Birthplace unknown, son of Benjamin & Betsey Collins; mechanic; died of general debility at the west Pittsfield Shakers Apr 11, 1884, Hancock MVR.
1884.04.11
Hancock
Dyspepsia, then stomach tumor or cancer, 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. General debility, MVR.
MPH.8000 p207-8.
Collins, Polly C.
f
1801.04.07
Cambridge, NY
1823
Hancock 1821, 1823, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846-1847, 1850, 1853, 1855-1857, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1884.
Office deaconess, 1856. Young sisters' caretaker, 1857. Housework, 1870 census. Keeping house, 1880 census.
Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p72. From Chenango, NY, sister of Phidelio, came to Shakers age 20 [c1821], MPH.8000 p208. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting near back, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Created gift drawings, MPH collection. Res Chh Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p60. Visited Harvard 1847.09.13, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 40, born NY. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock Chh Family, 1853.08.17, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age _, born NY ... AND ... 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 50, born VT. Named Hancock Chh Family Office deaconess 1856.10.22, NOC.TDM. Moved back to the family to be a caretaker among the young Sisters 1857.02.21, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 59, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 64, born NY state. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 69, housework, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 79, keeping house, born NY. Died age 83 in 1884, MPH.8000 p208. Died age 83y 5m 4d, buried at West Pittsfield cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Born Cambridge, NY, daughter of Benjamin & Betsey Collins; domestic; died of general debility at the west Pittsfield Shakers Sept 11, 1884, Hancock MVR.
1884.09.11
Hancock
General debility, MVR.
MPH.8000 p208. MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Collins, Sally
f
1805c
NH
1832
Hancock 1829, 1832, 1836, 1844, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875.
Deaconess, 1860. Weaver, 1870.
From Chenango, NY? Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Started for Shrewsbury, NJ 1844.10.22 with Barnabas Sprague & Eldress Catherine, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 46, born NH. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 50, born NH. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 56, deaconess, born NH. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 60, born NH. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 65, weaver, born NH. Res 2d Family at death, MPH.8000 p185. Died age 71 in 1875, MPH.8000 p185. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1875.08.31
Hancock
MPH.8000 p185.
Collins, Sarah Ann
f
1855.05.01
Boston, MA
1863
New Lebanon 1863, 1880s, 1905. Hancock 1947-1948.
Eldress, 1880s. Chair manufacturer, 1930s. Braiding rugs at age 90.
See New Lebanon index for earlier information. Wrote letters to Florence Roberts (1932-1945), DeWint.1142. Wrote letters to Margaret Brown about chairs starting in 1923, DeWint.1089. Died 1947.11.25, age 92y 6m 25d, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Birthday, adm, occupations, age 92 at death, 'Shaker Eldress, Chair Industry Director, Dies,' clipping in HSV archives, probably from Berkshire Eagle or Springfield Republican, Nov 26, 1947 [1948], MPH.5732. Photos: Dewint, DLC, MPH, OClWHi.
1948.11.25
Hancock
Obituary.
Comstock, Eliphalet
m
Hancock 1794-1797, 1812, 1827
Donated to the chh: £9/17s on 1795.01.23; sugar, tea, cod on 1796.01.12; 7 barrels of cider in Jan 1797, NOC.10,804. [That was a lot of stuff for a 'Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796,' MPH.1788, so there may have been a Jr & Sr by the same name.] Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816; Test.1827.
Comstock, Lydia
f
NOT LISTED in Deaths at Hancock, DeWint.826, or in SDR.NEHGR, or in Brewer index. *Seeking documentation.
11/28/1822
Coney, Clark
m
1848c
NY
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 7, born NY.
Coney, Jared
m
1846c
PA
Hancock 1855-1856
Alt surnames: Coney, Cory, Cora, Cova. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 9, born PA. Died age 9 at Hancock West Family 1856.01.00, NOC.13,420. Died age 9 at Hancock West Family 1856.01.28, SDR.NEHGR p127. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1856.01.28
Hancock
NOC.13,420. SDR.NEHGR p127.
Coney, Joseph
m
1844c
PA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 11, born PA.
Converse, Martha
f
1829c
CT
1847.06.01
1850.04.11
Enfield CT 1847. Hancock 1847-1850, 1855-1856, 1860
Worked upstairs above nurse shop 1856.
Moved from from Enfield, CT West Family to Hancock Chh 1847.06.01, NOC.TDM. Visited Tyringham, 1848.07.24, DeWint.851. Visited Enfield, CT 1849.09.05, NOC.TDM. Signed covenant 1850.04.11, NOC.13,602, p53. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 21, born CT. 1855 MA census Hancock, family 24, age 26, born CT. Visited Watervliet, NY (from Hancock Chh), 1855.09.26, NOC.TDM. Worked upstairs above nurse shop 1856.07.02, OClWHi.V:B-19. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 31, born CT.
Conway, Anthony
m
1810c
Ireland
Hancock 1870
Farm worker, 1870 census.
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 1526: age 60, works on farm, born Ireland.
Conway, Charles
m
1842c
NY
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 8, born NY.
Conway, John
m
1849c
NY
Hancock 1850, 1855
Laborer, 1855.
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 11, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 17, laborer, born NY.
Conway, Susanna
f
1844c
NY
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 6, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 12, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 17, born NY.
Conway, William
m
1839c
Peekskill, NY
1851
Hancock 1851, 1865-1867, 1869-1870, 1875
Office, 1867. Farmer, 1869, 1870 census. Barber? 1875.
1875.04.02
Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01 & 1866.03.27, MPH.854. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 26, born Peekskill, NY. When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to Chh Family Office 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. Moved from Office to Chh to take care of the farm 1869.05.03, MPH.8000 p5. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 31, farmer, born NY. Visited Enfield CT 1873.06.18, OClWHi.V:B-16. Left with all his clothes, boots, shoes, shaving tools, $100, & Martha Jane Stevenson, 1875.04.02, NOC.10,345.
Cook, Gamaliel
m
1755c
Hancock 1788.
Husband of Abigail Watkins. Died Hancock 1788.07.21, age 33: Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12. Death, SDR.NEHGR p123.
1788.07.21
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Cook, Lucy J.
f
1849c
CT
6/5/1852
Hancock 1855, 1860
Brought to Hancock at age 6 by Elder Grove Wright 6/5/1852, DeWint.857 (Brewer index). 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 6, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 12, born CT, at school within year.
Cook, Pitman
m
1756.06.22
Hancock 1829, 1845.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 86, MPH.8000 p169.
1845.01.11
Hancock
MPH.8000 p169.
Cook, Sabra
f
1778.05.17
1814
Hancock 1790-1795, 1803, 1814, 1817, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1845.
Deaconess? 1814, 1819. Deaconess, 1829-1845.
A girl at Hancock during Calvin Harlow's eldership, 1790-1795, NOC.10,804 p94. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 3d sister, 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Visited Harvard 1817.10.18, OClWHi.V:B-58. Age 41, perhaps a deaconess, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Deaconess, Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 2d Office Deaconess, 1831.12.19, DeWint.1064. Office 2d deaconess, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 4th Trustee, Hancock, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Office deaconess 1845, NOC.12,720. Died age 67 in 1845, MPH.8000 p169.
1845.03.17
Hancock
MPH.8000 p169.
Cook, Susanna
f
1742.02.08
before 1784
Hancock 1803, 1813.
Ill during winter fever epidemic, 1813.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Res Hancock West Family at death, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died at end of winter fever epidemic, Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1813.05.31, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died age 71 in 1813, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.05.27
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160.
Copeland, Frances Victoria
f
1890.03.11
1900.12.10
Hancock 1900-1901, 1904
1904.04.06
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.12.10, age 10, MPH.5218. Age 10, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. Birthdate; in school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. From North Adams, MPH.370 p93. Departed 1904 age 14, MPH.5218.
Copley, Elizabeth
f
1842c
Enfield, CT, 1852? Hancock 1873-1874. Enfield CT 1874? Hancock 1874-1876. Enfield, CT, 1876
None too much health,' 1874. Ill, 1876.
2d Eldress, 1874-1876.
Sister of David Richmond who d. Enfield CT soon after arriving from England; also related to Hannah Richmond his mother, 1852.05.10, DeWint.851. Visited Enfield CT 1873.06.18, age 31, OClWHi.V:B-16. From Enfield CT, Named 2d Eldress 1874.05.10, MPH.8000 p10. Took the place of ill 2d Eldress 'with none too much health' herself, 1874.05.10, NOC.10,467. Released 1876.05.11 due to ill health, NOC.10,467. To Enfield, CT North Family 1876.10.05, MPH.8000 p10.
Corkins, Oscar
m
1846c
1856.06.27
Hancock 1856
Boy aged about 8, brought from Springfield, MA, to Hancock, 1856.06.27, MPH.4395.
Corson, Fred
m
Hancock pre-Sept 1912
Former hired man thought to have abetted the theft of a span of horses 1912.09.14 & 21, MPH.370 p96.
Corson, Martha Emmeline
f
1893.06.16
1900.10.03
Hancock 1900-1901, 1909
1909.11.29
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.10.03, age 7, MPH.5218. Age 7, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. Birthdate; in school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Lived in Brick Dwelling #18; Elizabeth Belden her Caretaker and Teacher (Brewer index). Departed 1909, age 16, removed by parents, MPH.5218.
Corson, Mildred
f
1895.11.26
1900.10.03
Hancock 1900-1902, 1908-1909
1909.11.29
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.10.03, age 4, MPH.5218. Birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Age 6, in Hancock Shaker school 1902, MPH.5220. Birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Nov 1908; guardian Fidella Estabrook, MPH.1008. Departed 1909 age 14, MPH.5218.
Covington, Charles H.
m
1890c
Hancock 1910
1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: hired man, age 20, born MA, laborer, in school [?].
Cowing, [family]
?
Hancock 1839
1839.05.17
The whole Cowing family decampt,' 1839.05.17, MPH.4395.
Crandal, Cynthia
f
1763.02.09
1789.04.10
Hancock 1789, 1794-1796, 1803, 1813.
Adm Hancock 1789.04.10, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Died age 50, MPH.8000 p160. Death, SDR.NEHGR p123.
1813.04.26
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160.
Crandell, Sanford
m
1887.10.26
Hancock 1887-1888
1888.05.08
Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1887.10.26, NOC.13,605. An old man who left after only about 6 months 1888.05.08, MPH.370, p86.
Critedon, Matthew
m
Hancock 1850
Carpenter, 1850.
Commenced framing horse barn 1850.05.08, MPH.8329 [perhaps hired help].
Crocker, John
m
1845c
CT
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 15, born CT, attended school within year.
Cunningham, M.
m
1840c
Ireland
Hancock 1880
Farmhand, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: age 40, farmhand, born Ireland.
Curtis, Charles
m
1856c
PA
Hancock 1870
Farm laborer, 1870.
1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 14, farm laborer, born PA.
Curtis, Clarissa
f
1864c
MA
Hancock 1880
Keeping house, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 16, keeping house, born MA.
Curtis, Eliza
f
1845c
England
Hancock 1855, 1860, 1870, 1872
Dressmaker, 1870.
1855 MA census Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 10, born England. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Joseph Patten's) family 2205, age 16, born England. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 24, dressmaker, born England. Visited Enfield CT 1872.07.03, OClWHi.V:B-16.
Curtis, Emily
f
1835.11.00
England
Enfield CT 1888. Hancock 1888, 1900, 1919-1929.
Missed funeral on account of illness, 'Honor Eldress Helfrich at Funeral,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16.
From Enfield CT to Hancock Second Family 1888.12.14, MPH.8000 p19; MPH.370. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born England Nov 1835, age 64, immigrated to U.S. in 1840. Res Hancock Chh 1919-1929, NOC.13.361. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 83, born England, no trade. Res room 9 in brick dwelling, 1928, MPH.OHA. Oldest Shaker sister when Hancock Eldress Caroline Helfrich died, 'Shaker Leader Dies at Age of 92,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16. Died age 93, MPH.5218. Photos: MPH, DeWint (1903).
1929.07.24
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Curtis, Florence J.
f
1851c
MA or NY
1854.02.13
Hancock 1854-1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872
Adm with her sister Frances to Hancock 2d Family 1854.02.13, DeWint.826. 1855 MA census Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 4, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 9, born NY. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 14, born NY. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 19, no occupation, born NY. Visited Enfield CT 1872.07.03, OClWHi.V:B-16.
Curtis, Frances J.
f
1850c
MA
1854.02.13
Hancock 1854-1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872, 1880
Keeping house, 1880.
Adm with her sister Florence to Hancock 2d Family 1854.02.13, DeWint.826. 1855 MA census Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 5, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 11, born MA. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 15, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 20, no occupation, born MA. Visited Enfield CT 1872.07.03, OClWHi.V:B-16. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 18, keeping house, born MA, father born Canada.
Curtis, Martha J.
f
1849c
Michigan
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 11, born Michigan.
Curtis, Mary E.
f
1851c
OH
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 9. born OH.
Curtis, Medad
m
1741.04.14
Hancock 1780s, 1803, 1817.
He saved Mother Ann's life before joining the Shakers (*seeking documentation). Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1817.05.20, age 76, MPH.8000 p161.
1817.05.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p161.
Curtis, Minnie
f
1872c
Hancock 1880
At Hancock Chh Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 8, at school, born MA.
Curtis, Nellie
f
Hancock 1880
At Hancock Chh Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45.
Curtis, William
m
1843c
England
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 12, born England.
Cushman, Thomas
m
Hancock 1816.
Died Hancock 1816.10.21, Record of Deaths, MPH.1314.
1816.10.21
Hancock
MPH.1314.
Custer, Edward
m
1859c
NJ
Hancock 1870
Works in garden, 1870.
1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 11, works in garden, born NJ.
Cutler, Thomas?
m
1851c
U.S.
Hancock 1865
First name only semi-legible, 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 14, born U.S.
Dagwell, Charlotte
f
1831.06.30
1834.03.01
New Lebanon 1831. Hancock 1831, 1834
Moved from New Lebanon North Family to Hancock 1831.06.30 to escape her father, who was the former hired miller there, OClWHi.V:B-60. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed covenant 1834.03.01, NOC.13,602, p47. Left (no date), NOC.13,602, p36.
Dahm, Grace May
f
1874.04.13
Kinderhook, NY
1887
Watervliet 1887, 1929. New Lebanon 1938-1947. Hancock 1947-1958.
Weaver, 1947.
From Kinderhook, NY, age 13 in 1887 when she came to Watervliet Shakers (obituary). At Caroline Helfrich funeral, res Watervliet, NY, 'Honor Eldress Helfrich at Funeral,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16. Weaver, Mary Dahm letter to Mr. Leo Muhlfelder, 1947.09.15; 'My own sister is eighty two; and while she gets about dresses herself and comes to her meals she is not able to do more,' Mary Dahm letter to Mr. Leo Muhlfelder, 1958.02.07 (originals 1947-1961 at New York State Library, Albany; copies at MPH). Died 1958.06.15, age 84y 2m 2d, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Age 84 at death, buried in Kinderhook, NY: 'Shaker Sister Dies at Hancock,' Knickerbocker News, June 16, 1958, HSV archives.
1958.06.15
Hancock
Obituary.
Dahm, Mary Frances
f
08/11/1883
Kinderhook, NY
1887
Watervliet 1887-1932. New Lebanon, 1932-1947. Hancock 1947, 1960.
Nurse 1947-1965. Trustee 1953.
From Kinderhook, NY, daughter of John H. & Frances (Hover) Dahm, & joined Shakers when she was 8 years old: obituaries, 'Sister Mary Dahm,' Concord Monitor [NH], Aug 30, 1965, & 'Sister Mary Dahm Dies; Next-to-Last Hancock Shaker,' Berkshire Eagle, Aug 26, 1865. Became a nurse: her letter to Mr. Leo Muhlfelder, 1947.09.15; was trustee & the only able-bodied member left at Hancock: letter to Mr. Leo Muhlfelder, 1958.02.07; moved into Pittsfield after the Hancock property was sold, res 15 Pomeroy Ave, letter 1961.12.06 (originals 1947-1961 at New York State Library, Albany; copies at MPH). Died Pittsfield MA after the Society was dissolved; buried in her natural family's plot in Kinderhook NY. See also Shaker Quarterly(fall 1965):67-68 (ill.).
1965.08.25
Hancock
Obituary.
Dakins, Charles
m
1842.04.28
Hancock 1842
1842.05.00
Charles & George Dakins came from Hudson to Hancock 2d Family 1842.04.28, went back 4 weeks later, DeWint.826.
Dakins, George
m
1842.04.28
Hancock 1842
1842.05.00
Charles & George Dakins came from Hudson to Hancock 2d Family 1842.04.28, went back 4 weeks later, DeWint.826.
Damon, Thomas
m
1819.12.26
Johnstown, RI
1845.11.03
1851
Enfield CT 1827-1845. Hancock 1845-1851, 1854-1858, 1860, 1863, 1869, 1880.
Water cure for fever & sore throat, 1850.04.18-26. Bruised leg Nov 1850. 'Dredful harsh Cough,' G. Wright letter to G. Blanchard, 1854.02.10; cough better, but finger infected, 1854.03.10, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Whooping cough 1856. Sawed off a finger, 1856.10.28, DeWint.851. Measles 1857. Whooping cough? 1858.
Learned to letter stone for feast ground sacred stone, 1843.04.10, MPH.4395. 2d Ministry Elder 1845. Joinery 1847. Painter 1850. 1st Ministry Elder 1860+. 'To Tyringham with an apparatus for counting seed papers as they are printed. I attach the app. to the printing Press,' 1860.03.05, NOC.TDM. On a tour to investigate merits of Planing Machines 1860.04.21, NOC.TDM. Ministry 1st Elder, 1860. Mechanic, 1863, 1869.
Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Son of Arthur & Olive of Coventry, RI who joined at Enfield CT April 1827, Obituary, MPH.8000 p203. Wrote journal while living at Enfield, CT (1834-1845), DeWint.817. Hancock adm date, joined Hancock Ministry 1845.12.09, NOC.TDM, p3, 4. Confidential letter to George Wilcox, 1846.10.12, OClWHi.IV:A-19 (also letters with bench measurements 1846.12.23, a sermon 1846.12.29, humor 1847.09.13, views on the devil 1848.04.01). 'Went to Hartford, purchased a few Joiners tools, saw a procession of carriages (about 30 in number) containing wild animals, preceeded by a gorgeous Roman Chariot, literally covered with gold drawn by ten black horses,' 1847.06.09, NOC.TDM. Resumed eating pie & cake after abstaining >1 year, 1848.01.01, NOC.TDM. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior; brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. Wrote visitor account of New Lebanon 1849.06.23, NOC.TDM. At Northampton Round Hill 'to test the luxuries and virtues of the Water cure treatment in an attack of [fever & sore throat] ... Effect salutary,' 1850.04.18-26, NOC.TDM. Grove Wright & TD painted outside of the Meetinghouse, 'A big days work for two hands,' 1850.06.03, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 30, birthplace unknown. Coming from court in Lenox, 'Had a fray with the Horse & waggon against Tracy’s Blacksmith shop in Pittsfield. Got somewhat bruised in the leg,' 1850.11.15, NOC.TDM. Attested West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Cough better but had 'a verry bad hand' 4-5 days & very little rest ... began on the finger next to his right little finger, his hand & wrist, extremely swollen. 'It is thought to be a sort of ant-heap,' Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard, 1854.03.10, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Resumed eating meat after abstaining 12+ yrs (quit 1841.11.05), 1854.02.16, NOC.TDM. With Ira Lawson, 'At Providence we took a Steam Boat for New York – distant 30 miles – had a beautiful ride – staid over night, viewed the beach and ocean took a bath & returned to Providence much pleased with our trip,' 1855.05.12, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 37, born RI. Learned machine sewing, bought machine of Hunt & Webster in Boston 1856.08.07, NOC.TDM. Whooping cough (epidemic at Tyringham), Grove Wright letter to Ministry 1856.08.18, OClWHi.IV:A-20. To NY to see Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines, 1856.09.19, bought 3 (1 for Enfield & 2 for Hancock) 1856.09.20, larger machine $100, 1856.09.27, NOC.TDM. 'Sister Sarah,' Lucy Jane Osborne & Thomas Damon went to New Lebanon for ideas on making sisters' caps on sewing machines, & alterations necessary in the machines for that work, 1856.12.24, NOC.TDM. 'Fully broke out with the Measles,' 1857.04.12, NOC.TDM. Stayed at Hancock 'because it is feared that he has got the whooping cough,' 1858.07.21, NOC,TDM. Went to Pittsfield & bought a Grover & Baker sewing machine, $50.00, 1858.11.27, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: 2d Elder in Hancock Ministry, age 40, born RI. Named 1st in Hancock bishopric Ministry 1860.10.07, MPH.8000 p1; 'a most extreem cross,' G. Wright letter to Harvard Ministry 1860.10.10, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Birthdate & place, occupation noted on 1863 conscription list for Enfield, CT, DeWint.1168. Called 'a universal genius & mechanic,' invented swifts & a lathe for turning iron, Diary of a Journey of South Union Ministry to the New England Societies, 1869.07.30, DLCms.35. Described: plump, 6 feet tall, straight, broad shoulders, intelligent countenance, had a remarkable gift in public speaking; died Enfield CT 1880.07.29 age 60, MPH.8338. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1880.06.28
Enfield, CT
Typhus
Died age 60, buried at Enfield CT.
Danavill, Sally
f
1802c
Hancock 1819
Alt surname Donavill, age 17, res David Terry family, Hancock, 1819.09.00, OClWR.III:A-17.
Danes, Eliza
f
1813
NY
1849
Hancock 1849-1851, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1877, 1880, 1884.
Housework, 1880.
Gave birth to twins after running away from husband on Long Island, NY, 1849.01.24, DeWint.851. Visited her sons at Hancock Chh [weaned already? sick?] 1849.03.20, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 37, born NY. Visited Enfield CT, 1851.10.18, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 43, born NH. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 47, born [illeg]. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 52, born NY, married. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 57, born NY. Visited Enfield CT 1877.10.09, OClWHi.V:B-16. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 67, married, housework, born NY. Died at Hancock East Family 1884.03.20, MPH.8000 p208. According to a letter from a relative, she committed suicide by slitting her throat (S. McFarland note in Brewer index, 1994).
1884.03.20
Hancock
Suicide.
MPH.8000 p208.
Danes, J. Elsier
?
Hancock 1881.
Died at Hancock 1882.08.19, no age given, MPB.HVR-13, p72. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1882.08.19
Hancock
MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Danes, Lena
f
1851.01.00
Hancock 1891.
Died at Hancock 1891.06.25, age 40y 6m, buried New Lebanon, NY, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Alt name Lina; born NY state, daughter of Stephen & Juliane [surname not given]; married but no husband's name provided; no occupation given, res Stockbridge, died Pittsfield June 25, 1891 of perpural fever, age 40y 6m 15d, Pittsfield MVR.
1891.06.25
Hancock
Perpural fever, MVR.
MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Danes, Leverett Erastus
m
1849.01.24
MA
Hancock 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1900.
Farm worker, 1870.
Twin son of Eliza, born at Hancock South Family, 1849.01.24, DeWint.851. At Hancock Chh Family, 1849.03.20, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family, Pittsfield, MA): age 1, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 6, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 11, born MA, at school within year. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 16, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 21, works on farm, born MA. Died 1900.03.09, age 51y 1m 13d, buried New Lebanon Mt. cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Danes, William Augustus
m
1849.01.24
MA
Hancock 1849-1850, 1855, 1860
Twin son of Eliza, born at Hancock South Family, 1849.01.24, DeWint.851. At Hancock Chh Family, 1849.03.20, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 1, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 6, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 11, born MA, at school within year.
Dangler, Ethel
f
1900c
1905.09.14
Hancock 1905, 1907
1907.05.14
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1905.09.14, age 5, MPH.5218. Age 5, in Hancock Shaker school 1905, MPH.5220. Departed 1907 age 7, MPH.5218.
Dangler, Ruth
f
1898c
1905.09.14
Hancock 1905, 1907
1907.05.14
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1905.09.14, age 7, MPH.5218. Age 7, in Hancock Shaker school 1905, MPH.5220. Departed 1907 age 9, MPH.5218.
Dangler, Tillie
f
1902c
1905.09.14
Hancock 1905, 1907
1907.05.14
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1905.09.14, age 3; departed 1907 age 5, MPH.5218.
Daniels, Clara M.
f
1850
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 15, born MA.
Davis, Betsey
f
1780.06.11
1814
Hancock 1794-1796, 1803, 1808, 1814, 1819
Girl at Hancock Chh 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Visited Harvard 1808.08.18, OClWHi.V:B-58. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 31, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Davis, Elizabeth
f
1743.01.06
1816
Hancock 1803, 1816, 1819, 1829.
At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Testimony: Test.1816. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1816.12.17, MPH.854. Age 77, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died 1829.12.19, age 88, MPH.8000 p165. Death, SDR.NEHGR p124.
1829.12.19
Hancock
MPH.8000 p165.
Davis, Esther
f
1840c
1893.08.19
New Lebanon 1875. Enfield, CT 1893. Hancock 1893-1898
1898.06.15
NY state census, New Lebanon (South Family) family 172, p27, June 1875: age 34, b. MA. Came from Enfield CT 1893.09.17, MPH.370, p89. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1893.08.19, age 53, MPH.5218. Res Hancock Chh 1894-1897, NOC.13.361. Signed probationary covenant 1895.12.31, MPH.370, p90. Departed Chh 1898.06.15, age 58, MPH.5218; MPH.370, p91.
Davis, Jane
f
Hancock 1809
Res Hancock, visited Harvard 1809.09.20, OClWHi.V:B-58.
Davis, Jennett
f
1763.03.31
1789.04.10
1814
Hancock 1789, 1794-1797, 1803, 1814, 1819, c1826, 1828.
Ill health 2-3 years before she died, MPH.8339.
Eldress 1794-1825.
Alt name: Jenne. Adm Hancock 1789.04.10, NOC.10,804. 1st sister/Eldress listed in Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Eldress 1797, MPH.8342. 1st sister, Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816; 1816, OClWRHi.VI:A-11, p9-10. Signed Chh Family covenant 1st (Eldress) 1814.12.02, MPH.854. 1st Eldress, age 56, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Released as Eldress due to ill health 2-3 years before she died, MPH.8339. Died age 65 in 1828, MPH.8000 p164.
1828.10.14
Hancock
MPH.8000 p164. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Davis, Lovisa
f
Hancock
Alt name: Lovicy (from Cathcart? - in Brewer index). *Seeking more documentation.
Davis, Mary Esther
f
1895.12.30
Hancock 1895
1897
Age 53 in 1894, NOC.13,361 (Brewer index). At Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1895.12.30, NOC.13,605. Departed 1897, NOC.13,361 (Brewer index).
Dean, Mildred Ruby
f
1896.12.12
1901.06.23
Hancock 1901-1902, 1906
1906.09.01
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1901.06.23, age 4, MPH.5218. Birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Age 5, at Hancock school 1902, MPH.5220. Departed 1906, age 9, MPH.5218.
Decker, Fannie
f
1883c
Hancock 1892-1895
Age 8-11, in Hancock school 1892-1895, MPH.1003k-n. Left Hancock 2d Family 1895.11.30, age 12, MPH.5218.
Decker, Hattie
f
1881c
Hancock 1892-1895
1895.11.30
Age 10-13, in Hancock school 1892-1895, MPH.1003k-n. Left Hancock 2d Family 1895.11.30, age 14, MPH.5218.
Dee, Augusta
f
1889c
Hancock 1935, 1940
Schoolteacher, 1940.
['Augusta Dee' may be a misunderstanding of 'Augusta D.' with surname omitted, but lacking additional information, she is indexed as the census presented her.] 1940 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 58: head of family, age 51, attended college 2 years, b. MA, same residence April 1, 1935, working for pay or profit 40 hrs/wk, schoolteacher.
Delaney, James H.
m
1852c
NY
Hancock 1860
Alt surname: Deleno. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 8, born NY.
Delaney, Jane
f
1829c
NY
Hancock 1860, 1865
Alt surname: Deleno, 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 31, born NY. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 36, born NY?, married.
Delaney, Sarah
f
1850c
NY?
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 15, born NY?, listed just below Jane Delaney.
Delcheff, Anna
f
1888c
Bulgaria
1901.11.29
1910.11.16
Hancock 1901-1902, 1910, 1820, 1928
Domestic, 1920.
1928.09.26
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1901.11.29, age 13, MPH.5218. Age 12, in Hancock Shaker school 1902, MPH.5220. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 21, born Bulgaria, immigrated 1901, no trade. Signed covenant 1910.11.10, NOC.13,602, p62. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 31, born Bulgaria, domestic. Res with a girl in room 22 of brick dwelling 1928, MPH.OHA. Departed 1928, age 40, MPH.5218.
Delora, Leander
m
1858c
NY
Hancock 1860, 1865
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 2, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 7, born NY state.
Delora, Ora
m
1855c
NY
Hancock 1860, 1865
Alt surnames: Delory, Delury. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 5, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 10, born NY state.
Deming, Aden
m
1790c
Hancock 1790s
Son of Sarah Sr. & John Sr, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132.
Deming, Elisabeth
f
1790.11.03
Hancock 1790, 1792-1797
Eldress, 1792.
1797c
Daughter of Sarah Sr. & John Sr, believed 1780s, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132. Adm Hancock 1790.11.03, NOC.10,804. Named Eldress, Hancock Chh Family late 1792; fell with Reuben Rathbun, MPH.6140a, p10b-12. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Left with Reuben Rathbun about 1797, MPH.8342.
Deming, Eunice
f
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Alt name: Unice. Daughter of Sarah Sr. & John Sr, believed 1780s, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132. Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Deming, Hannah
f
1778c
Hancock? 1783.
Died age 5, 1783, before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12.
1783
?
OClWHi.III:B-12.
Deming, John Jr.
m
1775.04.13
1790c
1814
Hancock c1790, 1794-1796, 1803, 1813-1814, 1819, 1821
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
1821.08.29
Son of Sarah Sr. & John Sr, believed 1780s, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132. Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Ill, brought very low & yet feeble, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Signed Chh Family covenant 2d (Elder?) 1814.12.02, MPH.854. 2d Elder, age 44, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 'John Deming has gone off to the world and taken with him Minerva Seaton!! [John] ran against the gift that was for him with respect to the [Shenango?] Believers, as he wished to have a society there, and so be their elder, but his elders thot not … so he got unreconciled, lost his union, and then fell into disorderly union with that woman. … N.B. The first night after John went away, Grove Wright and William Deming went to see him. He still lamented his awful condition … They told him that they really tho’t him too much of a man to be swallowed up and carried away with his affections to a young woman. He told them that his manhood was all gone, there was no manhood there, he was undone forever!' 1821.08.29, DLCms.42.
Deming, John Sr.
m
1743.04.19
1780c
1814
Hancock 1789, 1791-1792, 1795, 1803, 1807, 1812, 1814, 1819, 1829.
Tanner or shoemaker? 1792. Elder 1803.
From Sandisfield, MA? Husband of Sarah & father of 7, DeWint.821, p132. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01; owed £3 62s 1d minister's tax 1795.12.14, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17 & B-2, MPB. Donated upper leather, sole leather, 10 sheep, a cow, 2 heifers. etc worth more than £70 1791-92, NOC.10,804. 1st Elder in 'Eldr John's Family,' 1803, born 1743.04.19, MPH.1314. Perhaps the John Deming who conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1807, MPH.4210. Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 77, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died 1829.01.05, age 86, MPH.8000 p164.
1829.01.05
Hancock
MPH.8000 p164. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Deming, Nathaniel #1
m
1766.05.17
Wethersfield, CT
1790.08.20
Hancock 1790, 1793, 1794-96, 1813, 1818, 1825, 1829, 1843, 1845.
Ill during epidemic, 1813. 'fast improving, was brought very low in strength, much pain & distress,' 1818.10.04.
A respected minister for 52 years,' 'Died,' Pittsfield Sun, November 20, 1845.
Believed in 1780s, adm with family c1790; son of Sarah Sr. & John Sr.; siblings: Aden, John Jr., William, Elizabeth, Sarah & Eunice; in Hancock Ministry, 1793.11.16, DeWint.821, p132. 'Nathaniel Demond' adm Hancock 1790.08.20, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Named 1st in Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1796, MPH.8342. Testimony: 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40. 'Just able to crawl about a little' after winter fever epidemic, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. 'Elder Nathaniel fast improving, was brought very low in strength, much pain & distress, is now so far recovered that he has returned to the Meeting-house & able to ride,' Hancock letter to Harvard 1818.10.04, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Signed response to Mary Dyer; see 'To the Public,' Pittsfield Sun, 1825.08.25. 1st Elder in Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st Elder in Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Spoke on the devil & famine, his view of apostacy, Lamson.2010, p128-129, 177. Described as above medium height, well-proportioned, dignified, smart despite lacking even a common school education, MPH.8338. Age 72 [79] at death, MPH.8000 p169. Elder, SDR.NEHGR pp. 33 & 124. Obirtuary: 'Died,' Pittsfield Sun, November 20, 1845. Died 1845.11.10, age 19 [79]; buried Lebanon Mt. cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Born Pittsfield, & died Pittsfield 1845.11.10, of cancer, occupation Shaker preacher, son of John & Sarah Deming, death registered March 1846, Hancock MVR.
1845.11.10
Hancock
Cancer, OClWHi.III:A-6.
Obituary. MPB.HVR-13, p71.
Deming, Sarah Jr.
f
1770.06.03
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1803, 1818.
Daughter of Sarah Sr. & John Sr, believed 1780s, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132. 'Sarah Demond' adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. 1st sister/Eldress, Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Died age 42, Hancock, MPH.8000 p159; SDR.NEHGR p123.
1818.04.18
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159.
Deming, Sarah Sr.
f
1742.08.08
1790
Hancock c1790, 1794-1796, 1803, 1813.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
Wife of John Sr, believed 1780s, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Winter fever epidemic, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died at Hancock 2d Family, 1813, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 72, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.04.30
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160.
Deming, William
m
1831.02.16
Hancock 1831
1831?
Adm 1831.02.16, then 'cleard out,' [presumably also in 1831; probably a winter Shaker], DeWint.826.
Deming, William L.
m
1779.10.16
1790c
1814
Hancock c1790, 1803, 1813-1814, 1819, 1821, 1829-1832, 1843, 1846, 1848-1849.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.13. Lung difficulty, with water gathering around his heart, Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1841.02.01, OClWRHi.IV:A-10. Confined to sick house 1849.08.04.
Transferred from Office to Chh Family Elder, letter to Harvard, 1828.03.31, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Planned the 1830 brick dwelling, NOC.12,720. Elder 1846.
Son of Sarah Sr. & John Sr, believed 1780s, adm with family c1790, DeWint.821, p132. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Winter fever epidemic, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Signed Chh Family covenant 3d in list, 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Deacon?, age 40, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Probably the William Deming who went with Grove Wright to ask John Deming Jr. to return after he eloped with Minerva Seaton, 1821.08.29, DLCms.42. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1st Elder 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (1st brother) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Planned the 1830 brick dwelling: death record, NOC.12,720. Assigned place in meeting, brothers' row 1, #1, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 1st Elder, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Letter to beloved friends, describing new Hancock brick dwelling, 1832.01.08, MPH.4541-2. 1st Elder, Hancock, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Testimony in Philemon Stewart, A Holy Sacred & Divine Roll & Book (1843), p. 383-90. 'Loves a joke, a witty remark, and a glass of wine,' Lamson.2010 p76. 1st Elder Chh Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Released from Eldership 1848.03.27, DeWint.851, due to ill health, Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard, 1848.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Confined to the sick house & requires much labor to take care of, 1849.08.04, Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
1849.09.20
Hancock
Died age 70, MPH.8000 p170. 1849.09.21, DeWint.851. MPH.8329. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Dempsey Sprague, Celia
f
1812c
NY
1819
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1846, 1850, 1854, 1870, 1880
Softening brain, 1880 census.
1854.06.05
Age 7, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Moved from Hancock East Family to Hancock Chh Family 1846.10.06; returned to East Family 1846.12.15; back to Chh Family 1850.03.28, DeWint.851. Discontented 1846.12.15, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 38, born NY. With Shakers since childhood; she had an 'uncomfortable, uneasy disposition,' left with Barnabas Sprague, Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Returned to Shakers as Celia Sprague after Barnabas died: 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 58, no occupation, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 68, at home, softening brain, born NY. Death: *seeking documentation. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1880.08.02 8/2/1880
Hancock
Dency, Julia
f
1849c
RI
Hancock 1855
Perhaps another Dempsey? 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 6, born RI.
Denis, Lydia A.
f
1832.09.12
Hancock 1832-1833
1833.02.02
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1832.09.12; went off 1833.02.02, DeWint.826. Alt surname may be Dennis.
Dennison, Albert G.
m
1843.04.29
Enfield CT to Hancock, 1843
Grove Wright brought this 'little boy' from Enfield, CT, to Hancock, 1843.04.29, MPH.4395.
Derby, Evelyn
f
Hancock 1928
A girl who res with Jennie Pettif in room 27 of brick dwelling 1928, MPH.OHA.
Devine, James
m
Ireland
Hancock 1871.
Hancock hired man killed by train, obituary, Pittsfield Sun, November 16, 1871. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1871.11.00
Hancock
Locomotive
Obituary.
Devine, John
m
1850.06.01
1860.11.27
Hancock 1860
Age 10, indentured to Rueben Hawkins from Alms House at Mouson, MA, until 1871.06.01, MPH.6205.
Dickinson, Sarah M.
f
1851c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 9, born NY, at school within year.
Dietrich, Agnes
f
1902c
Austria-Hungary
1910.01.29
Hancock 1910-1915, 1918
1918.03.30
Alt surname: Deitrich. Arrived Hancock 1910.01.29, age 6, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1910, MPH.5220. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 6, born Austria-Germany, immigrated 1906, in school. At age 6 in 1910, was 4' tall; 1911, 4' 2½'; 1912, 4' 6'; 1913, 4'8'; 1914, age 10, 4' 11'; 1915, 5' 1¾, MPH.5220. Departed 1918 age 14, MPH.5218.
Dietrich, Bessie
f
1899c
MA
1910.07.09
1918.06.26
Hancock 1910-1913, 1915, 1918, 1920-1921
Domestic, 1920.
1921.06.06
Arrived Hancock 1910.07.09, age 11, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1910, MPH.5220. In 1911 at age 12, was 4' 6' tall; in 1912, 4' 9½'; in 1913, 5' 1½'; in 1915, age 16, 5' 2', MPH.5220. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1918.06.26, NOC.13,605. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 20, cannot read or write, born MA, parents born Germany, domestic. Departed 1921 age 22, MPH.5218.
Dietrich, Emilie
f
1902c
Austria-Hungary
1910.01.29
Hancock 1910-1915, 1918
1918.03.31
Alt surname: Deitrich. Arrived Hancock 1910.01.29, age 8, MPH.5218. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 8, born Austria-Germany, immigrated 1906, in school. In Hancock Shaker school 1910, MPH.5220. At age 8 in 1911, was 4' 1' tall; in 1912, 4' 7'; at age 11 in 1913, was 4' 11½'; in 1914 at age 12, 5' 1'; in 1915, 5' 2¼', MPH.5220. Departed 1918 age 16, MPH.5218.
Dietrich, Lena
f
1907c
1911.04.22
Hancock 1911-1912
1912.07.11
Arrived Hancock 1911.04.22, age 4; left 1912 age 5, MPH.5218. At age 4 in 1911, was 3' 3' tall; in 1912 at age 5, was 3'6', MPH.5220.
Dillon, Katie
f
1871c
Hancock 1893.
Died at Hancock East Family 1893, SDR.NEHGR p128;MPH.5218. Died age 21 yrs 9m 5d, MPH.8000 p212. Catherine Dillon, born Indian Orchard, [MA?], parents unknown; occupation domestic; died of consumption age 21y 9m on Apr 17, 1893, Pittsfield MVR.
1893.04.17
Hancock
Consumption
MPH.8000 p212.
Dimitroff, Catherine
f
1889c
Bulgaria
1906.06.09
1910.11.16
Hancock 1906, 1910, 1920, 1928
Domestic, 1920.
1928.08.29
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1906.06.09, age 17, MPH.5218. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 21, born Bulgaria, immigrated 1906, no trade. Signed covenant 1910.11.10, NOC.13,602, p62. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 31, born Bulgaria, domestic. Res with a girl in room 23 of brick dwelling 1928, MPH.OHA. Departed 1928 age 40, MPH.5218. Became a practical Nurse in 1928; retired and lived in RI (* seeking documentation).
Dingmond, Ada
f
1880c
Hancock 1892-1893, 1895
1895.07.30
Age 11-12, in Hancock school 1892-1893, MPH.100k-l. Left Hancock 1895.07.30, age 15, MPH.5218.
Dixon, Elizabeth
f
1824c
NY
Hancock 1844c, 1850
Alt surname: Dickson. Inspired instruument with the warring gift c1844, Lamson.2010 p115-116. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 26, born NY.
Dixon, Mary A.
f
1827c
NY
Hancock 1850
Alt name: Polly Dickson. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 23, born NY.
Doane, Mariah Laura
f
1833.11.15
Worcester Co, MA
1842c
1854.12.25
Hancock 1848, 1850-1851, 1854-1856, 1860, 1870, 1874, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1892, 1892.
Poor health 1884.01.24, MPH.8000 p117.
Tailoress, 1870. Housekeeper, 1880.
From Petersham, MA? Came out of the little girls order 1848.12.09, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 16, born MA. Age 11, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. Signed covenant 1854.12.25, NOC.13,602, p54. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 21, born MA. Visited Enfield, CT 1856.09.05, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 27, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 36, tailoress, born MA. 'Chh Elders from Hancock and Julia Johnson come over to make a Chh visit & especially to see the Ministry concerning Mariah Doane,' Watervliet, NY 1874.01.06, OClWHi.V:B-120. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: age 46, housekeeper, born MA. Went to Niagara Falls summer 1882, MPH.8000 p115. 'Maria Doan has been ailing for several months, and of late her left ankle and foot has been swollen and painful was unable to remain in the Office has gone up to the dwelling house,' Lucy J. Osborn letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Died 1892.04.25, age 58 yrs 5m 10d, MPH.8000 p212. Found dead in her bed (the bedroom door locked from within), badly decomposed, had not been seen for 4 days, had earlier hinted at committing suicide & was not considered to be of sound mind; medical examiner Paddock & Dr. Roberts decided she had died from natural cause, the bursting of a tumor in her neck 1892.04.28, MPH.370, p88. Buried west Pittsfield cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Born Peterdsham, NH, daughter of Harding & Amelia (DeWitt) Doane; occupation housework; died of 'Goitre, found dead,' Hancock MVR.
1892.04.25
Hancock
Died from tumor bursting in neck, NOC.10,345.
MPH.8000 p212.
Dodge, Hannah
f
1772.04.03
1808.11.29
1814
Hancock 1808, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1842.
Alt surname: Dogge. Birth date, NOC.12,719. Adm Hancock Chh Family 1808.11.29, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 47, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. At Hancock North House, 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Died 1842.01.07, age 69, MPH.8000 p168.
1842.01.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p168. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Donavill, Sally
f
1802c
Hancock 1819
Age 17, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Doolittle, Antoinette
f
Hancock? 1850
Eldress, 1850.
At Hancock, 'Eldress Sarah Smith removed to the 1st Order to reside. Sister Antoinette Doolittle succeeded her in the vacancy caused by her exit. [all right],' 1850.02.24, NOC.TDM.
Dorsey, Joseph
m
1846c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 9, born MA.
Dosenberry, Henry
m
1835c
NY
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 15, born NY.
Dowling, Anna
f
1859c
England
Hancock 1880
Housework, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 21, housework, born England.
Drake, John Jr.
m
Hancock 1900
Hired man, helped 2 girls run away in the night, Miriam Estabrook & Julia Lounsborough, girls were returned by police 1900.12.20, MPH.370 p93.
Draper, Olive
f
1773.12.18
1792.07.20
1814
Hancock 1792, 1803, 1814, 1816, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1849.
Cook, n.d.
Adm Hancock 1792.07.20, NOC.10,804. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02 & 1816.12.17, MPH.854. Visited Harvard 1816.09.12, OClWHi.V:B-58. Age 46[?], Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Natural sister of Ruth Draper, 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Wrote dessert recipe; see DeWint.1024. Visited New Lebanon 1849.09.12, DeWint.851. Died age 76 on 1849.11.15, MPH.8000 p171; of dropsy, Hancock MVR.
1849.11.15
Hancock
Dropsy, MVR, DeWint.851 & NOC.TDM.
MPH.8000 p171. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Draper, Reuben
m
1750c
Hancock 1782.
Died Lenox, MA, age 32, before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12. Died age 32 in 1782, MPH.8000 p156.
1782.07.20
Lenox
SDR.NEHGR p123.
Draper, Ruth
f
1780.03.19
MA
9/28/1796, NOC.10,804 - Brewer
1830
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829-1831, 1841-1842, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860.
Cook (at Office?), 1846.
Brought among Shakers in infancy, MPB.1842-43. At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Age 39, 1st sister, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Hancock Chh Family instrument, 1841-42, OClWHi.VIII:B-20. Instrument, MPB.1842-43. Natural sister of Olive Draper, res Hancock, cook (at Office?) 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 70, born MA. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 75, born MA. Age 80 at death in 1860, MPH.8000 p174; age 79, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Birthplace unknown, daughter of Reuben & Susanah[?] Draper, died age 79, Hancock MVR.
1860.03.07
Hancock
Inward cancer, MVR.
MPH.8000 p174.
Draper, Samuel
m
1777.01.30
1793.10.02
1814
Hancock 1793, 1803, 1814, 1818-1819
Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.10.02, NOC.10,804. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Accidentally shot & killed Solomon Youngs while trying to shoot a mad dog, 1818.05.30, NN.2.7. Age 42, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Draper, Susanna
f
1793.10.31
Hancock 1792-1793
09/21/1796, NOC.10,804 - Brewer
Donated one Cow, 1792.07.25, NOC.10,804, which sounds like a dowry gift. 'Susanner' was identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker (the only woman on the list) in Pittsfield, MA c1790-95, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-9, MPB. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.10.31, NOC.10,804.
Dugan, Gertrude
f
1888d
NY
Hancock 1940
1940 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 58: age 52, divorced, completed 2 years of high school, b. NY, res Pittsfield on April 1, 1935, working for pay or profit March 1940.
Dumas, Flora Blanche
f
1890c
1895.10.05
Hancock 1895-1896
1895.10.12
Age 5, in Hancock school 1895, MPH.1003n. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1895.10.05, age 5; left 1895.10.12; returned 1895.11.30; left again 1896.01.22, MPH.5218.
Dump, George
m
1862c
NY
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 3, born NY; color: [African American], black, mulatto, or Indian.
Dump, Idella
f
1859c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 6, born MA.
Dump, Sallie
f
1823c
NY
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 42, born NY, widow.
Duncan, Marguerite
f
1897c
1904.05.25
Hancock 1904, 1906
1906.06.06
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1904.05.25, age 7, MPH.5218. Age 7, in Hancock Shaker school 1904, MPH.5220. Adm Hancock age 8, 1904.06.13, NOC.10,345. Departure noted 1906, age 9, MPH.5218.
Dunlap, Alice
f
1882c
1894.07.00
Hancock 1894-1895
1895.07.00
Age12 , in Hancock school 1894-1895, MPH.1003m-n. Arrived Hancock East Family 1894.07.00, age 12; left 1895.07.00, MPH.5218.
Dunn, Maria
f
1834c
NY
Hancock 1865
Alt name: Marier. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 31, born NY state.
Durant, Hazel Belle
f
1900.11.16
1908.01.20
Hancock 1908
1908.11.10
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1908.01.20, age 7, MPH.5218. Birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Nov 1908; guardian Agnes Retzlaff, MPH.1008. Departed 1908.11.10, age 7, MPH.5218.
Durill, Caroline
f
1835c
MA
1857.12.25
Hancock 1855, 1857
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 20, born MA. Signed covenant 1857.12.25, NOC.13,602, p55.
Dutcher, Henry
m
1801c
1812.03.01
Hancock 1812
Adm Hancock Chh Family 1812.03.01, age 11, MPH.1314.
Dwyer, Frank/Francis
m
1886c
Hancock 1892-1893
Alt surname: DuWire. Age 6-7, in Hancock school 1892-1893, MPH.1003k-l.
Dwyer, Mamie
f
1885c
Hancock 1892-1893
Alt surname: DuWire. Age 7-8, in Hancock school 1892-1893, MPH.1003k-l.
Eads, Hervey
m
Kentucky 1869
Alt name: Henry. Visiting Elder from KY, preached at Hancock 1869.08.01, MPH.8000 p127.
Eames, Maria
f
1810c
PA
Hancock 1850, 1855
Alt surname: Eels. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 40, born PA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 45, born PA.
Eddy, Caleb
m
1766c
CT
at least by 1790
1832
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1867.
Farmer, 1850.
Eddy land became Hancock East Family; Caleb Eddy Jr. conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers 1803.03.28 MPH.4210. Age 53, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Journal author? 1843.05.01, DeWint.826. At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 84, farmer, born CT. Died at Hancock 2d Family in 1867, SDR.NEHGR p126. Age 91 at death, MPH.8000 p202. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1867.11.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p202.
Eddy, Chloe 1st
f
1746c
1789.10.10
Hancock 1789, 1812.
Epidemic fever, 1812.
Adm Hancock 1789.10.10, NOC.10,804. Died age 66, OClWHi.III:A-6; at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Fever, died in 3 days, Dec. 1812, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
1812.12.00
Hancock
Fever
MPH.8000 p159.
Eddy, Chloe 2d
f
1772c
by 1790
Hancock 1794-1795.
In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1795, MPH.1788. Died age 23 in 1795, MPH.8000 p157.
1795.05.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Eddy, Kelly
m
1767c
RI
Hancock 1855
[This may be Caleb Eddy.] 1855 MA census Pittsfield, family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 88, born RI.
Eddy, Naomi
f
1769c
1789.04.10
Hancock 1789, 1791.
Went to Watervliet with Olive Miller to see Mother Ann; see Olive's testimony, DeWint.821, p107-110. Adm Hancock 1789.04.10, NOC.10,804. Age 22 at death in 1791, DeWint.821, p2.
1791.01.02
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Eddy, Peggy
f
Hancock 1794-1796
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Edgerton, Gerttie
f
1867c
MA
Hancock 1880
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 13, at school, born MA.
Edwards, Eliza E.
f
1845c
England
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 15, born England.
Egnor, Adelia
f
1864c
NY
Hancock 1870, 1880
Housework, 1880.
Alt names: Delia, Adealia. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 6, at school, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 16, housework, born NY.
Egnor, Emma
f
1861c
NY
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 9, at school, born NY.
Elder, Phyllis Dorothy
f
1925c
1932.08.05
Hancock 1932-1934
1934.06.18
Arrived Hancock 1932.08.05, age 7; departed 1934 age 9, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1932, MPH.5220.
Eldridge, Anna
f
Hancock 1880
Adm Hancock Chh Family 1880 (Brewer index). *Seeking documentation.
Eldridge, Effa Frances?
f
1866.09.21
Monson, MA
ca. 1873?
Hancock 1880
Birthdate; daughter of Horace B. (a stone cutter) & mother Laura A. Eldridge (Monson, Mass, birth certificate. Both parents dead by 1873 (Brewer index). Frances: At Hancock Chh Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 14, in school, born MA.
Eldridge, Julia
f
1862c
MA
Hancock 1880
Keeping house, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 18, keeping house, born MA.
Eldridge, Malida
f
Hancock 1879-1880
Girls' caretaker, 1879.
Named little girls' caretaker 1879.10.00, NOC.10,467. At Hancock Chh Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. Wrote/signed in Hancock hymnal #900 (not same hand that wrote hymnal).
Ellis, Hannah
f
1753.02.12
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 66, David Terry Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died Hancock West Family 1829, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 76 at death, MPH.8000 p165.
1829.07.15
Hancock
MPH.8000 p165.
Ellis, Mary
f
1759.07.24
Hancock 1803
1st sister, 1803.
Alt surname: Elice. 1st sister (not designated Eldress) in John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314.
Ellis, Tryphena
f
1755c
Hancock 1819
Age 64, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Emery, Simon
m
1787c
ME
Hancock 1849-1850, 1852, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1876.
Letter about his medicine to Br, Joseph, 1853.08.08, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Gardener, 1850. Farmer, 1855, 1860 & 1865. Gardener, 1870.
At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family, Pittsfield, MA): 2d brother in list, age 63, gardener, born ME. Simon Emery letter to Br. Joseph 1852.12.22, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1855 MA census Pittsfield (William Williams) family 462: farmer, age 68, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield family 2204 (William Williams'): age 75, born ME. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455: 1st brother in Hancock East Family, age 78, born ME, farmer. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 83, gardener, born ME. Died at Hancock East Family 1876.08.22, MPH.8000 p200. Died age 89 in 1876, MPH.8000 p200. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1876.08.22
Hancock
MPH.8000 p200.
Erving, Anna
f
Hancock 1851, 1853. Enfield CT 1854
Eldress 1851, 1853, 1854.
Moved from Enfield Eldress to Hancock Ministry 1851.08.31, DeWint.851. Stayed at Enfield to help them with measles epidemic 1853.05.17, NOC.TDM. Named Enfield CT South Family Eldress 1854.04.29, NOC.TDM.
Estabrook, Emma Fidella
f
1875c
1880
1895.12.30
Hancock 1885-1891, 1895, 1900, 1904-1905, 1908, 1910, 1911.
Poor health 1908. 'For years a hopeless cripple' before 1911.
Schoolteacher 1894, MPH.1003m. Seamstress for dolls, 1905. Guardian for a girl Nov 1908, MPH.1008. Seamstress, 1910.
From South Hadley, MA (see Fanny Estabrook's entry). Age 10-16, in Hancock school 1885-1891, MPH.1003d-j. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. At Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Signed Hancock covenant 1895.12.31, MPH.370, p90. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 25, born MA Dec 1874, seamstress. See her letter on the fire which killed Conrad Schmidt: March 26 [1904], OClWHi.IV:A-19 (with undated letters at start of microfilm reel 18). 'We are quite busy now, making quantities of fancy articles for sale next summer. The needles must fly now, making the moments pass as swiftly. Perhaps you will be shocked when I tell you my present occupation is dressing dolls. We shall need about 15 of them of different classes and sizes,' Fidella Estabrook letter to Alonzo Hollister 1905.01.22, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Birdwatcher, Fidella Estabrook letter 1905.07.23, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 35, born MA, seamstress. 'Sister Fidella has not been so well of late, in fact she has been confined to her bed most of the time for two or three months,' Sophia Helfrich letter to J.P. MacLean 1908.01.17, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 'For years a hopeless cripple,' died 1911.03.04, MPH.370 p94. Photos, DLC, MPH, OClWHi.
1911.03.04
Hancock
Age 36 at death, MPH.8000 p219.
Estabrook, Ethel Miriam
f
1886c
1897.07.19
Hancock 1897-1898, 1900-1901
1901.02.15
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1897.07.19, age 11, MPH.5218; MPH.370, p91. Age 11-12, in Hancock school 1897-1898, MPH.1003p-q. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 14, born MA Oct 1885, in school. Ran away in the night 2 days ago with Julia Lounsborough, aided by John Drake Jr, a hired man; were returned by police 1900.12.20, MPH.370 p93. Moved to Hinsdale MA, 1901.02.15, MPH.370 p94. Departure noted, age 15, MPH.5218.
Estabrook, Fanny M.
f
1870.10.05
Hadley, MA
1880
1892.10.03
Hancock 1885, 1890, 1892, 1900, 1910, 1919-1920, 1928, 1930, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1958, 1960.
Fancy worker, 1910. Domestic, 1920. Trustee, 1919. Eldress 1929-1960. Housekeeper, 1930. Needlework, housework (obituary).
From Hadley, MA, adm age 10 with her sister Fidella (obituary). Age 14, in Hancock school 1885, MPH.1003d. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Signed covenant at Hancock 1892.10.02, NOC.10,345, or 1892.10.03, MPH.370, p88. Visited Enfield CT 1895.10.16, MPH.8000 p123. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 29, born MA Oct 1870. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 39, born MA, fancy worker. Named 2d Eldress to serve with Caroline Helfrich 1919.01.07, NOC.10,345. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 49, born MA, domestic. Res room 14 in brick dwelling 1928, MPH.OHA. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: 2d in family, age 59, born MA, housekeeper. On town of Hancock voters' lists 1938 & 1946, MPH.1653a-b. 1940 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 58: age 69, completed 8 years of school, b. MA, res same house on April 1, 1935, working for pay or profit March 1940. 'Eldress Fannie Estabrook is eighty-seven, and feeble in mind and body. She lives on the second floor and does not come down stairs at all. I have a domestic nurse to care for her,' Mary Dahm letter to Mr. Leo Muhlfelder, 1958.02.07 (originals 1947-1961 at New York State Library, Albany; copies at MPH). Died 1960.09.19, age 89y 11m 14d, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Age 89 at death, burial at HSV cemetery, 'Eldress Estabrook, 89, Dies; Last Hancock Shaker Leader,' Berkshire Eagle, [Sept 1960?], undated clipping in HSV archives. Photos, DLC (knitting), MPH, NCH.
1960.09.19
Pittsfield
Obituary.
Estabrook, Olive Belle
f
1887.09.08
1897.07.19
Hancock 1897-1898, 1900-1901
1901.07.02
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1897.07.19, age 9, MPH.5218; MPH.370, p91. Age 10-11, in Hancock school 1897-1898, MPH.1003p-q. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 12, born MA Sept 1887, in school. Departure noted 1901, age 13, MPH.5218.
Estes, Mary
f
1802c
MA
1823
Hancock 1823, 1829-1831, 1843, 1850, 1853, 1855, 1860, 1864.
2d sister, 1829. Physician, 1864. Nurse,1864.
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. 2d sister, Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll; instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 48, born MA. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock Chh Family, 1853.08.17, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 53, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 59, born MA. Physician sister, MPH.8000 p176. Died age 62 in 1864, MPH.8000 p176. Assistant nurse, death record, NOC.12,720. Died of consumption, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, February 4, 1864. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1864.01.31
Hancock
Consumption, Pittsfield Sun, February 4, 1864.
MPH.8000 p176.
Estes, Thomas
m
1782c
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, family 124: age 68, birthplace unknown.
Estey, Marietta
f
1858.01.00
Oxford, MA, Cathcart - Brewer
1921
Hancock 1921, 1934.
See Canaan & New Lebanon indeces for her earlier Shaker life. Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Arrived Hancock 1921.11.19, age 63, MPH.5218. Moved into modernized Hancock Ministry shop 1921.11.19, NOC.10,345. To Chh Family, 1922, NOC.13,361 (Brewer index). Probably 'Mary E. Esther' in 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 72, born MA, no occupation. Died age 76 in 1934, MPH.5218; age 76y 26d, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Photo, OClWHi.
1934.02.01
Hancock
MPH.5218. MPB.HVR-13, p71.
Evans, Carrie
f
1860c
MA
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 10, at school, born MA.
Evans, Mariah
f
1812.03.00
PA
1828c
Hancock 1829, 1838, 1849, 1860, 1865, 1869.
Birthdate estimated from death record. Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Adm c1838, MPH.8000 p179. Moved from Hancock South to Hancock East Family, 1849.03.26, DeWint.851. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 49, born PA. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 55, born PA. Obituary: 'She came from Pennsylvania when she was about 18 yrs old and united with the Society at this Place, lived at the gathering Order,' age 59 at death, MPH.8000 p179. Died 1869 at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Born Bennington, VT, res Pittsfield, died of cancer at age 57y 7m, Pittsfield MVR [out of sequence.]
1869.10.29
Hancock
Cancer, MVR, OClWHi.III:A-6.
SDR.NEHGR p128.
Fairbanks, George
m
1856c
MA
Hancock 1865, 1870, 1874
Farm laborer, 1870.
1874.07.30
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 9, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 14, farm laborer, born MA. Left with $10, 2 suits & a trunk to carry them in, shoes, boots, wool hat, palm hat, & small articles 1874.07.30, NOC.10,345.
Fairbanks, Jennie A.
f
1870
Hancock 1870
Her father Freeman W. Fairbanks indentured her to the Hancock Shakers in 1870, MPH.7541.
Fairchild, Calvin M.
m
1841c
NY?
1862.12.25
Hancock 1843-1844, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860-1863, 1865, 1869.
Gardener, 1860 & 1865. Boys' caretaker, 1860, 1862. Elder, 1861. Gardener, 1865.
Foundling left near Hancock Chh Family dwelling 1843.07.25, in obituary, MPH.8000 p186+. Hancock overseers of the poor indentured him to the Shakers 1844.04.13, MPH.995. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 9, birthplace unknown. Age 10, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 14, born NY [actually unknown]. Named boys' caretaker 1860.03.31, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 19, gardener, born NY. Named 2d Elder 1861.03.18; back to boys' caretaker 1862.05.29, MPH.8000. Signed covenant 1862.12.25, NOC.13,602, p56. On 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 23, born MA, gardener. Described in 1869: 'a youth of singularly prepossessing appearance ... a fine intellectuality about his fair handsome face; his blue eye beamed with gentleness, and was not without a pleasant glimmer of half suppressed merriment;' was quoted, 'In the recompense, the wife is left out and ‘persecutions’ put in her stead. But perhaps you think that is only another word for the same thing!” Wergland, Visiting the Shakers, 1850-1899, p98-100. Age 27 at death, obituary, MPH.8000 pp. 178, 186-89. Birthplace & parents unknown, occupation teacher & gardener, died age 28 of consumption, Hancock MVR.
1869.12.06
Hancock
Consumption, MVR.
MPH.8000 pp. 178, 186-89.
Farish, James
m
1846c
Scotland
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 19, born Scotland, listed just below Thomas.
Farish, Thomas
m
1839.09.06
Scotland
Hancock 1863, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1894, 1900, 1903
Gardener, 1863 conscription list. Farmer, 1865 census. Broom maker, 1870 census. Gardener, 1880 census. Farmer, 1900 census.
1903.05.09
Birthdate & place, not naturalized, occupation noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. 'Thomas Parish,' in 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 28 (crossed out), born Scotland, farmer. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 30, broom maker, born Scotland. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 40, gardener, born Scotland. Named agent for Hancock East Family 1894.10.01, MPH.8000 p21. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106: head of Hancock East Family (Elder?), age 60, born Scotland Sept. 1839, emigrated 1850-something (semi-legible), farmer. 'Thomas Fairish, aged about 60, formerly agent at East Family, left suddenly for Scotland, his native land, without knowledge of Ministry or Trustees, and is therefore no longer a member of the Society. He was supposed to have been incurably sick with kidney and bladder trouble, having spent several months at the House of Mercy, but ... appeared to be much better,' 1903.05.09, NOC.10,345.
Farrington, Betty
f
Hancock 1852
Office deaconess, 1852.
Released from the Office about the 16 of May [1852], MPH.4395, p. 74.
Farrington, Lovisa
f
Hancock
Cathcart? (Brewer index). *Seeking documentation.
Farrington, Mehitabel
f
1780s
Hancock 1812, 1827
Testimonies: c1810-1812, NOC.13,363; 1812, OClWRHi.VI:B-40; OClWHi.VI:B-42; Test.1816. Res Hancock 1827, Testimony, 1827.01.24, OClWHi.VI:A-4. See New Lebanon index for additional information; she resided at the New Lebanon Hill Family, located in Hancock. Died age 90 of old age on 1848.06.15, Hancock MVR.
1848.06.15
Hancock
Old age.
MVR.
Fellows, Ada
f
1906c
1916.06.11
Hancock 1916, 1918
1918.04.06
Arrived Hancock 1916.06.11, age 10; departed 1918 age 12, MPH.5218.
Fields, James Wesley
m
1858c
Scotland
1866c
Hancock 1870, 1874
Works in garden, 1870.
1874
1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 12 , works in garden, born Scotland. Left at age 16 with his uncle in 1874, NOC.10,345.
Fisk, Albert D.
m
1886.11.10
1886.11.25
Enfield, CT 1886. Hancock 1886
Removed from Enfield Ct to Hancock Chh to live 1886.11.10, NOC.10,345. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1886.11.25, NOC.13,605.
Fisk, Helen
f
1901.07.01
1904.01.00
Hancock 1904, 1907-1909
1909.06.21
Arrived Hancock East Family 1904.01.00, age 2, MPH.5218. Age 6, at Hancock school, 1907, MPH.5220. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Nov 1908; guardian Catherine Pepper, MPH.1008. Departed 1909 age 7, MPH.5218.
Fisk, Louise
f
1894.03.03
1904.01.00
Hancock 1904, 1907-1909
1909.06.21
Arrived Hancock East Family 1904.01.00, age 10, MPH.5218. Age 13, at Hancock school, 1907, MPH.5220. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Nov 1908; guardian Catherine Pepper, MPH.1008. Departed 1909 age 15, MPH.5218.
Fisk, Marion
f?
1896c
1904.01.00
Hancock 1904, 1906
1906.06.00
Arrived Hancock East Family 1904.01.00, age 8; Departure noted 1906, age 10, MPH.5218.
Fitch, Diah [Obediah?]
m
Hancock 1781
Jailed for breach of peace, on complaint by Valentine Rathbun, 1781? MPH.6140a p6b.
Fitch, Emily/Emma
f
1881c
1894.05.11
Hancock 1894-1895
1895.01.30
Age 12, in Hancock school 1894, MPH.1003m. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1894.05.11, age 13; left East Family 1895.01.30, MPH.5218.
Fitch, Samuel
m
Hancock 1781, 1812c
Jailed for breach of peace, on complaint by Valentine Rathbun, 1781? MPH.6140a p6b. Perhaps the same one who left testimonies: NOC.13,363; OClWHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816.
Fitz__cter, Ann E.
f
1845c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 15, born NY.
Fitzgerald, Nellie
f
1878c
1890
Hancock 1890-1892, 1895-1896
1896.08.06
Adm age 12 from Lenox, MA on trial, 1890, MPH.370, p87. Age 12-13, in Hancock school 1891-1892, MPH.1003j-k. A girl at Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Left Hancock 1896.08.06, age 17, MPH.5218.
Fitzpatrick, James
m
1847c
Ireland
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 13, born Ireland, at school within year.
Fleming, James
m
1857c
MA
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 13, at school, born MA.
Fleming, Joseph #1
m
Hancock 1879.
Died at Hancock 1879.06.19, no age provided, MPB.HVR-13, p72. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1879.06.19
Hancock
MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Fleming, Joseph #2
m
1846
Hancock 1847.
Died age 7 months, at Hancock East Family 1847, SDR.NEHGR p128. {May be the same as [baby, unnamed].}
1847.01.19
SDR.NEHGR p128.
Floyd, Blanche Estella
f
1888c
1902.07.07
Hancock 1902
1902.08.15
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1902.07.07, age 14; departed Chh Family 5 weeks later age 15, MPH.5218.
Floyd, John
m
1855c
OH
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 10, born OH.
Flynn, George
m
1849.08.01
1863.08.27
Hancock 1863
Indentured in 1863 to Willard Johnson from Alms House, Monson, MA, until 1870.08.01, MPH.6205.
Folmsbee, Catherine Frances
f
1913c
1923.07.29
Hancock 1923-1925
1925.09.23
Alt surname: Formsbee. Arrived Hancock 1923.07.29, age 10, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1923-1924, was 4'6' tall, 1923.09.17; at age 11 was 4'10' tall on 1924.09.15, MPH.5220. Departed 1925 age 12, MPH.5218.
Ford, Maud E.
f
1880.09.00
MA
Hancock 1892-1896, 1900-1901
1901.05.04
Age 11-15, in Hancock school 1892-1896, MPH.1003k-o. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 107: born MA Sept 1880, age 19. Departure from Hancock 2d Family noted, age 20, MPH.5218.
Foster, Peter
m
Cathcart? (Brewer index). *Seeking documentation.
Fowler, ____
m
Hancock 1849
A family by the name of Fowler from Rochester N.Y. moved into the south house. The family consists of a man his wife & 6 children. They first came to Lebanon,' 1849.08.02, NOC.TDM. [Perhaps the husband of Barsheba, who arrived great with child.]
Fowler, Albert
m
1846c
NY
Hancock 1850, 1860
[Probably son of Barsheba Fowler & sister of Mary Jane], 1850.10.30, DeWint.851. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 14, born NY, at school within year.
Fowler, Ann E.
f
1838c
NY
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 12, born NY.
Fowler, Barsheba
f
Hancock 1849-1850
Childbirth 1849.10.24, DeWint.851.
Her twins were born 1849.10.24, one died, DeWint.851; see record for Wealthy Fowler, below, born & died on same date. [No record for name of surviving twin?] 'Barsheba Fowler moved to the West Family with her Infant. Mary Jane & Albert the little girl & boy came to the Church to live,' 1850.10.30, DeWint.851.
Fowler, Elijah
m
1843c
NY
Hancock Chh Family 1849-1851
To Hancock Chh Family 1849.11.08 with brother Mortimer: 'appear to be smart little fellows,' DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 7, born NY. Age 8, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a.
Fowler, John R.
m
1831c
NY
Hancock 1850
Shoemaker, 1850.
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 19, shoemaker, born NY.
Fowler, Mary Jane
f
1834c
MA
Hancock Chh Family 1850-1851, 1855
Presumably daughter of Barsheba Fowler, 1850.10.30, DeWint.851. Age 12, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 16, born MA.
Fowler, Melissa
f
1879c
Hancock 1888
Age 9, in Hancock school 1888, MPH.1003g.
Fowler, Mortimer
m
1841c
NY
Hancock Chh Family 1849-1851
To Hancock Chh Family 1849.11.08 with brother Mortimer: 'appear to be smart little fellows,' DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 9, born NY. Age 10, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a.
Fowler, Wealthy S.
f
1849.10.04
MA
1849.10.04
Hancock 1849.
Death record: 'Deceased Oct the 24 and born the same day 1849,' NOC.12,719. A twin; see record for Barsheba Fowler, above.
1849.10.04
Hancock
NOC.12,719
Frandall, Conrad
m
1806c
Switzerland
Hancock 1850
Farmer, 1850.
[Perhaps this name should have been Conrad F. Randall, but the F was run into the surname by mistake.] 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family, Pittsfield, MA): age 44, farmer, born Switzerland.
Franklin, Lucy
f
1878c
1894.06.01
Hancock 1894
1894.07.00
Arrived Hancock East Family 1894.06.01, age 16; left 1894.07.00, MPH.5218.
Fuller, Almira
f
Hancock 1829, 1837
Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Left Shakers to marry Asa Patten, 'Married,' Pittsfield Sun, October 27, 1837.
Fuller, Amos
m
1717c
Hancock 1800.
Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 83 in 1800, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1800
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Fuller, Betsey
f
1801c
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823
Age 18, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854.
Fuller, Dorothy/Dolly D.
f
1806c
1826
Hancock 1819, 1826, 1830-1831, 1837
1837.07.13
Alt name: Dolly. Age 13, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Left 1837.07.13, NOC.13,602, p34.
Fuller, Eliphalet
m
1762.10.23
1791.08.18
New Lebanon 1791. Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1806, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1836.
Went from New Lebanon to Hancock to live, 1791.08.18, OClWHi.V:B-62A. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Visited Harvard 1806.05.03, OClWHi.V:B-58. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 58, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Died age 76 in 1836, MPH.8000 p167.
1836.09.14
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Fuller, John
m
1840c
NY
Hancock 1850-1851
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 10, born NY. Age 12, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a.
Fuller, Mar[y?] E.
f
1858c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 7, born MA.
Fuller, Margaret
f
1722c
Hancock 1806.
Died age 84 at Hancock 2d Family in Sept 1806, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1806.09.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Fuller, Matilda
f
1810c
Hancock 1819
Age 9, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Fuller, Permelia H.
f
1808c
1819
1826
Hancock 1819, 1826, 1829-1831, 1837
1837.07.13
Age 11, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Left 1837.07.13, NOC.13,602, p34. Left to marry Justus Brewster Jr, 'Married,' Pittsfield Sun, September 18, 1837.
Gallagher, Barney
m
1844c
RI
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 11, born RI.
Gardner, Lodowick
m
1800c
1812.08.00
Hancock 1812
Alt name Ludowick; alt surname: Gardour. Adm Hancock Chh Family 1812.08.00, age 12, MPH.1314.
Garret, Isabella
f
1839c
Hancock 1850-1851
'Isabella & Harrison Garrett went away with their mother,' 1850.05.29, MPH.8329. Age 12, in Hancock girls' school 1851, MPH.1003a.
Garret, W.H.H./Harrison
m
1840c
NY
Hancock 1850-1851, 1855, 1857
Shoemaker, 1855.
1857.03.12
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 10, born NY. 'Isabella & Harrison Garrett went away with their mother,' 1850.05.29, MPH.8329. Age 11, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 15, shoemaker, born NY. 'Eld. Br. Simon & Harrison Garret go to New York to see if any remedy can be found for Harrison's eye sight which appears to be failing,' 1857.03.09, NOC.TDM. 'Eld. Br. Simon returned ... left Harrison behind to mend both his eye sight and his morals, his antecedents having been quite unprospective for Shakerism. He was left in tears at his hard fate,' 1857.03.12, NOC.TDM.
Gass, Mary
f
1849c
1916.12.17
Hancock 1916-1917
Eldress Mary Gass arrived Hancock 1916.12.17, age 67; departed 1917.07.06, age 68, MPH.5218. Also in NOC.13,361 (Brewer index).
Gause, Amelia
f
Hancock 1829, 1831
Daughter of Jesse; mother died in childbirth in Philadelphia before May 16, 1828, OClWHi.V:B-98. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Gause, Hannah
f
Hancock 1831
Daughter of Jesse; mother died in childbirth in Philadelphia before May 16, 1828, OClWHi.V:B-98. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Gause, Jesse
m
Hancock 1829
Father of Amelia, Hannah, Martha & Owen; wife died in childbirth in Philadelphia before May 16, 1828, OClWHi.V:B-98. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Left the Shakers; joined the Mormons; rose to prominence to become 2d to the prophet, but left in 1832; see also Mt Lebanon journal (1885-1888), NOC.10,457 (Brewer index).
Gause, Martha
f
Hancock 1829, 1831
Daughter of Jesse; mother died in childbirth in Philadelphia before May 16, 1828, OClWHi.V:B-98. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Gause, Owen
m
Hancock 1829
Son of Jesse, mother died in childbirth in Philadelphia before May 16, 1828, OClWHi.V:B-98. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Gause, Ruth
f
1830.12.25
Hancock 1830, 1832
1832.02.22
Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Left 1832.02.22, NOC.13,602, p36.
Gee, Nelson M.
m
Hancock 1860
1860.05.00
Nelson M Gee a boy that went away in May came back again very anxious to stay another privilege granted him,' 1860.07.09, NOC,TDM.
Gilbert, Mary
f
1860c
NJ
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 10, at school, born NJ.
Glover, Maria Louisa
f
1814c
1837.09.18
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1831, 1837
Age 5, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Res Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed covenant 1837.09.18, NOC.13,602, p50.
Glover, William
m
1811c
Hancock 1819
Age 8, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Gnilel, Joseph
m
1763c
NH
Hancock 1850
[Surname is NOT a typo - it was clear (tho unusual) in the ms.] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 87, born NH.
Goldman, Robert
m
1878c
MA
Hancock 1880, 1885-1886
Alt surname: Goleman. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age two, born MA. 'Robbie,' age 7, in Hancock school 1885-1886, MPH.1003d-e.
Goodrich, Anna Jr.
f
04/30/1761, NOC.10,804 - Brewer
Pittsfield, MA
1791.03.19
1816
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1816.
The 1st white child born in Pittsfield, MA, daughter of Daniel Sr. & Anna Sr; sister of Cassandana, DeWint.821, p133. Adm Hancock 1791.03.19, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Age 65 at death in 1816, MPH.8000 p161.
1816.09.22
Hancock
MPH.8000 p161.
Goodrich, Anna Sr.
f
1739.06.18
Ridgfield, CT?
1791.03.19
1816
Hancock 1803, 1812c, 1816, 1819, 1822.
Wife of Daniel Sr, mother of Cassandana, from Ridgfield, CT, DeWint.821, p133. Genealogy: Lafayette W. Case, Goodrich Family in America (Chicago: Fergus, 1889):48-49, 78-71. Believed by 1784 (DeWint.821, Brewer index). Anna res Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Testimonies: NOC.13,363; OClWHi.VI:B-40; Test.1816. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1816.12.17, MPH.854 [& appears to have signed for her deceased daughter?]. Age 80, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died age 83 in 1822, MPH.8000 p162
1822.08.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p162. SDR.NEHGR p123.
Goodrich, Benjamin
m
1780.03.31
at least by 1784
Hancock 1794-1796, 1803
Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314.
Goodrich, Cassandana (Mother)
f
1770.09.08
Hancock, MA
by 1784
Hancock 1793, 1796, 1813, 1826, 1828-1829, 1832, 1843, 1845, 1848.
Ill during epidemic, 1813, & chronically ill thereafter. Consumption 1832. 'Almost blind' 1846. Weak, feeble, swelling up with dropsy, 1848.
Eldress 1793+.
Daughter of Daniel Sr & Anna Sr; Hancock Ministry 2d Eldress 1793.04.16, DeWint.821, p20,133. Named 1st Eldress in Ministry 1796, MPH.8342. 'Just able to crawl about a little' after winter fever epidemic, Wm Deming letter to sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Had influenza at Enfield in Feb, still confined, letter to Harvard, 1826.03.27, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Feeble, letter to Harvard, 1828.03.31, OClWHi.IV:A-19. 1st Eldress in Hancock Bishopric Ministry: 1829.08.30,OClWHi.III:B-42. Feeble, with a very hard cough, raises like one in consumption, Wm Deming letter to beloved friends 1832.01.08, MPH.4541-2. 1st Eldress in Ministry, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. See her Teachings, DeWint.821, p79-85. 'Almost blind' 1846.04.19, DeWint.851. Weak, feeble, swelling up with dropsy, Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard 1848.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Her death & funeral, Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard 1848.06.03; Grove Wright to Rufus Bishop, 1848.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died age 78y 8m 23d in 1848, DeWint.821 p132; or age 75 yr 9m 22d, DeWint.851. Buried at New Lebanon, NY, Shakers' cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p71.
1848.06.01
Hancock
Consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6; DeWint.851; MVR.
MPH.8000 p170. DeWint.851.
Goodrich, Daniel Jr.
m
1765.04.10
Hancock, MA
Hancock 1794-1796, 1803, 1810-1816, 1819, 1825, 1827, 1829-1831, 1834-1835.
Ill during winter fever epidemic, 1813.04.13. Rheumatic, 1834.03.19. For some time past his bodily weakness produced a kind of melancholy bordering on insanity, 1835.08.20, MPH.1480.
Hancock Ministry Elder, 1812-1816, 1825. Deacon, 1835.
Son of Daniel Sr & Anna Sr, brother of Cassandana. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1807, MPH.4210. Hancock Ministry 1st Elder Oct 1812-Oct 1816, MPH.8342. Fever, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Testimonies: OClWHi.VI:A-11; OClWHi.VI:B-40; OClWHi.VI:B-42; Test.1816; Test.1827. Rheumatic, Daniel Goodrich letter to Harvard Ministry, 1834.03.19, OClWRHi.IV:A-19. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 54, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Elder, signed response to Mary Dyer; see 'To the Public,' Pittsfield Sun, 1825.08.25. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 1st deacon, 1835, NOC.12,720. Death age 70 in 1835, MPH.8000 p167.
1835.08.22
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167. SDR.NEHGR p36.
Goodrich, Daniel Sr.
m
1738.12.10
Ridgfield, CT?
1784?
Hancock 1789, 1792, 1794-1796, 1807.
From Ridgfield, CT, husband of Anna Sr; his siblings: Benjamin, Samuel, Nathan, Ezekiel, David Josiah Olmsted, Elizar, Jeremiah, Hezekiah, Enoch, Hannah & Abigail; his children b. Hancock, MA: Daniel Jr, Roswell, Anna 2d, Hannah, Lovina, Cassandana, Elizabeth, Hortency, & Molley, DeWint.821, p133. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17, MPB. Daniel Goodrich Sr & David Goodrich Sr were 1st trustees of Hancock Chh, 1792, MPH.370, p84. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1807, MPH.4210. Death age 68 in 1807, MPH.8000 p159.
1807.03.11
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159. SDR.NEHGR p123.
Goodrich, David Sr.
m
1747.07.22
1791.03.01
Hancock 1791-1792, 1794-1796, 1802.
a long and tedious illness of more than two years,' c1800-1802, MPH.1314.
Deacon, 1802.
Birthdate, NOC.10,804 p90. Resided Hancock before becoming a Shaker, Field.1829. Donated pork, wheat, molasses, & 1/2 lb 'choaklet' 1791.02.05; adm Hancock 1791.03.01, NOC.10,804. Daniel Goodrich Sr & David Goodrich Sr were 1st trustees of Hancock Chh, 1792, MPH.370, p84. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Cause of death: 'a long and tedious illness of more than two years,' Record of Deaths, MPH.1314. Died age 54, MPH.8000 p158; OClWHi.III:B-12, p93. Family deacon, NOC.12,720.
1802.02.19
Hancock
long illness, unspecified, MPH.1314.
MPH.8000 p158. OClWHi.III:B-12, p93.
Goodrich, Edward
m
1776c
1780c
Hancock 1793, 1796.
Son of David, Sr. (DeWint.821, Brewer index). Birth & death dates, OClWHi.III:A-6. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.10.31, NOC.10,804. Died at Hancock 2d Family 1796, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1796
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Goodrich, Elizur
m
1751.09.19
Hancock 1781, 1812c
Birth date, NOC.10,804 p90. Jailed for breach of peace, on complaint by Valentine Rathbun, 1781? MPH.6140a p6b. Testimonies: NOC.13,363, OClWHi.VI:B-40, Test.1816.
Goodrich, Eunice Thankful
f
1771.10.06
Hancock 1812c
Daughter of Ezekiel, Sr. & Eunice Goodrich, NOC.10,804 p91. Testimony: Test.1816. [Perhaps the same as the New Lebanon Thankful Goodrich b. 1771.10.09; see New Lebanon index.]
Goodrich, Ezekiel 1st
m
1749.08.31
Hancock 1783.
Res Hancock before becoming a Shaker, Field.1829. Died 1783.04.16, MPH.8000 p156; SDR.NEHGR p123.
1783.04.16
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Goodrich, Ezekiel 2d
m
1792.08.14
Hancock 1792, 1794-1796, 1812c, 1822
Husband of Eunice Rathbun, daughter of Rev. Valentine Rathbun (Cathcart? In Brewer index). Adm Hancock 1792.08.14, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. See also Test.1816. Death 1822: DeWint.1074 (Brewer index).
August, 1822
Goodrich, Hannah #1 (Mother)
f
1752.03.10
1780
Hancock 1791-1792. Canterbury 1792-1820.
Arrived Hancock at gathering, 1791, DeWint.821, p5. To Canterbury Ministry 1792 with Job Bishop, DeWint.821, p20. Mother Hannah's testimonies: Test.1816: p260, 332. Other Hannah Goodrich testimonies: Hannah 1st, Test.1816: p31-32, 46-47, 66, 207-8, 213, 238, 243, 270, 278, 354, 356; undesignated Hannahs: OClWHi.VI:B-40: p97; NOC.13,363: p67; OClWHi.VI:B-109: p241. Mother Hannah Goodrich died at New Lebanon Chh [?] at age 57, on 1820.02.09, OClWHi.III:B-12. [Uncertain which of the older Hannahs is Mother; see New Lebanon index.]
1820.02.09
New Lebanon?
OClWHi.III:B-12.
Goodrich, Hannah #2
f
1763.04.28
Pittsfield or Hancock, MA
1791.12.00
Hancock 1793, 1794-1796, 1803, 1813, 1819, 1829.
Winter fever? 1813.
Daughter of Daniel, Sr & Anna, Sr., sister of Cassandana, born Hancock, MA, DeWint.821, p133. Birthplace Pittsfield, MA, birthdate 1763.04.28, gathered in at New Lebanon, OClWHi.III:B-12. Adm Hancock East House 1793.10.31, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Laid up almost all winter, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Age 67, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died age 78 in 1829, MPH.8000 p165.
1829.07.16
Hancock
MPH.8000 p165.
Goodrich, Hannah #3
f
Hancock 1794-1796
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Goodrich, Hortency
f
1777.06.20
Hancock, MA
03/09/1788, Cathcart? - Brewer
Hancock 1803, 1809. Union Village, OH, 1809, 1819.
Missionary, 1809.
Daughter of Daniel Sr & Anna, Sr, sister of Cassandana, born Hancock, MA, DeWint.821, p133. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. To Union Village OH as missionary 1809.04.17, & died there 1819, OClWHi.IV:B-34.
1819.09.27
Union Village, OH
OClWHi.IV:B-34.
Goodrich, James
m
1778c
New Lebanon? 1783.
Died 1783 age 5, before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12.
1783
Hancock?
OClWHi.III:B-12.
Goodrich, Jeremiah
m
1757.11.16
Richfield, CT
1791
Hancock 1790-1791, 1794-1796. New Lebanon 1810?
Resided Hancock before becoming a Shaker, Field.1829. Birthdate, place, gathered in at New Lebanon, OClWHi.III:B-12. Birthdate, NOC.10,804 p90. One of the 3 brethren who established Hancock as a Shaker society 1790.09.00, NOC.10,345. Arrived Hancock at gathering, 1791, DeWint.821, p5. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
1810.06.30
New Lebanon
Death age 51, OClWHi.III:A-8.RD.
Goodrich, Joshua
m
1781.03.20
MA
1814
Hancock 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1854.
Weighed near 300 lbs, 1853.07.04.
Boy, Hancock Chh 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 38, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (3d brother) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 69, born MA. 'Joshua Goodrich, cousin to our Mother Hannah Goodrich, an aged brother of nearly four score years & weighing not far from 300 lbs ... was gathered among Believers in infancy, & has been a remarkable singer through his life. When he was 7 years old ... placed as a class singer... not only a good singer but a very interesting & intelligent person,' 1853.07.04, NOC.12,792, p113. 'It has left a great gap, in our ranks, having Brother Joshua taken out. He was a useful Brother, & much beloved by al. He has been a leading singer, in this place for nearly 60 years, – was Born, here in the dooryard, (at the Chh) never lived anywhere else,' Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died 1854.05.16, MPH.8000 p172. SDR.NEHGR p124; OClWHi.III:A-6. NF Hancock or Pittsfield, MVR.
1854.05.16
Hancock
Died age 73, MPH.8000 p172. SDR.NEHGR p124; OClWHi.III:A-6.
Goodrich, Lovina
f
1772.06.14
Hancock, MA
by 1794
1814
Hancock 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1835.
Epidemic fever, then consumptive complaint, 1813.
Eldress, 1829.
Daughter of Daniel Sr & Anna Sr; sister of Cassandana, born Hancock, MA, DeWint.821, p133. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. 'Took the fever and fell into a kind of consumptive complaint ... confined all winter': Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 47, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st Eldress, Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (3d sister) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Age 62 at death in 1835, MPH.8000 p166.
1835.02.04
Hancock
MPH.8000 p166.
Goodrich, Lucy
f
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Daughter of Nathan. Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Goodrich, Nancy
f
1750.11.06
Hancock 1803
In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314.
Goodrich, Nathan
m
1745.09.21
1781?
Hancock 1793, 1803, 1806.
Hosted assembly of First Elders & converts at his home in Hancock when Valentine Rathbun gathered a mob, 1781? MPH.6140a, p6b. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.10.29, birthdate, NOC.10,804. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Died age 60 in 1806, MPH.8000 p158.
1806.05.11
Hancock
MPH.8000 p158.
Goodrich, Sarah
f
1771c
Hancock 1787.
Daughter of Zebulon Goodrich (NL). Died age 16 in 1787: Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12.
1787.00.00
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Goodrich, Urane
f
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Goodrich, Valentine
m
Hancock 1790-1795
A boy at Hancock during Calvin Harlow's eldership, 1790-1795, NOC.10,804 p94.
Gould, Ellen
f
1837c
VT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 18, born VT.
Gould, Joseph
m
1763.10.29
1791.01.24
1814
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1807, 1814, 1816, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1858.
Trustee, 1807. Elder, 1829, 1831. Mechanic, 1855.
Embraced the gospel in his youth,' MPH.8000 p173. Adm Hancock 1791.01.24, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Thought to have been a trustee 1807, MPH.8342. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Visited Harvard 1816.09.12, OClWHi.V:B-58. Age 55, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st brother/Elder, Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. 1st brother, Hancock North House 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res North Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p60. Went from Hancock North House to visit at New Lebanon 1850.09.04, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 92, mechanic, born NH. Died age 94 in 1858, MPH.8000 p173.
1858.10.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p173.
Granger, Milton
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Gray, Hannah
f
1829.10.01
Hancock 1831, 1848?
At Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Died 1848, NOC.12,719 (last page, among apostates).
1848.10.01
?
NOC.12,719.
Gray, James
m
1831.08.01
Hancock 1831
Came to Hancock 2d Family 1831.08.01, DeWint.826.
Gray, Maria
f
1850c
1900.09.30
Hancock 1900, 1902
1902.06.00
Arrived Hancock East Family 1900.09.30, age 50; departed 1902.06.00 age 52, MPH.5218.
Gray, Mary
f
1834.06.21
Hancock 1834
1834.07.01
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1834.06.21; went away 1834.07.01, DeWint.826.
Gray, Robert
m
1843.11.18
Hancock 1843-1844
1844.04.30
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1843.11.18; sent off for misconduct after 5 months 1844.04.30, DeWint.826.
Green, Alcedon
m
1841.06.02
MA
1862.12.25
Hancock 1860, 1862-1863, 1865, 1867.
Farmer, 1863, 1865. Broom-maker, 1867.
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 19, born MA. Signed covenant 1862.12.25, NOC.13,602, p56. Birthdate & place, occupation farmer noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 24, born MA, farmer. Died age 26 in 1867, MPH.8000 p177; of consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6. Born Becket, MA, son of Elijah & Ann Green, occupation broom-maker, died age 26y 4m 1d of consumption of bowels, on Nov 17, 1867, Pittsfield MVR.
1867.11.17
Hancock
Consumption of bowels, MVR. Consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p177.
Green, Amaly[?]
m
1847c
MA
Hancock 1860
1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 13, born MA, at school within year.
Green, Elijah
m
1842c
MA
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 19, born MA.
Green, Florence
f
1898c
1909.07.27
Hancock 1909-1910
1910.06.10
Arrived Hancock 1909.07.27, age 11, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1909, MPH.5220. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 11, born MA, in school. Departed 1910 age 11, MPH.5218.
Green, Gertrude
f
1901c
1909.07.27
Hancock 1909-1910
1910.06.10
Arrived Hancock 1909.07.27, age 8, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1909, MPH.5220. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 8, born MA, in school. Departed 1910 age 9, MPH.5218.
Greenleaf, Grace N.
f
1904c
1910.04.10
Hancock 1910-1913, 1914-1917
1913.06.28
Arrived Hancock 1910.04.10, age 6, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1910, MPH.5220. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 6, born MA, in school. In 1910, at age 7, was 3'9½' tall; in 1911, 4'2'; in 1912, 4'5½'; in 1913 at age 10, was 4'8½'; in 1915 at age 12, 4'10¼', MPH.5220. Left 1913.06.28 age 10, returned 1914.09.07, left again 1917.10.21, MPH.5218.
Greenleaf, Marjorie L.
f
1902c
1910.05.22
Hancock 1910-1913, 1914-1917
1913.06.28
Arrived Hancock 1910.05.22, age 8, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1910, MPH.5220. In 1910 at age 9, was 4'4½' tall; in 1911 at age 10 was 4'7½'; in 1912, was 4'11¼'; in 1913, was 5'2' tall; in 1915, was 5'2½', MPH.5220. Departed 1913.06.28 age 12; returned 1913.09.07, age 13; left again 1917.10.21, MPH.5218.
Gregor, Jane H.
f
1833.05.00
England
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1917.
Fancy work, 1870. Dairy maid, 1880 census.
Alt surnames: Grager, Gregory. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 17, born England. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 22, born England. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 27, born England. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 32, born England. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to 2d Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 37, fancy work, born England. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 47, dairymaid, born England. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 107 [Hancock Office?]: born England May 1833, age 67, immigrated to U.S. 1841. Died age 84 in 1917, 2d Family, MPH.5218.
1917.07.04
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Gregory, Thomas
m
1843.04.30
Hancock 1843
Adm the previous week, met with Hancock 2d Family for first time 1843.04.30, DeWint.826.
Griffin, Evelyn M.
f
1907.05.23
Springfield, MA
1915 or 1921.11.19
1929.09.24
Hancock 1921-1924, 1929-1930, 1933
Housework, 1930.
1933.10.16
Arrived Hancock 1921.11.19, age 14, same day as other sisters from Enfield, CT, MPH.5218. Moved into modernized Hancock Ministry shop 1921.11.19, NOC.10,345. In Hancock Shaker school 1921-1924, 4'9' tall on 1921.11.21, 4'10¾' tall on 1924.05.26, MPH.5220. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1929.09.24, NOC.13,605. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 89: age 22, born MA, housework. Departed 1933 age 26, MPH.5218. Obituary: birthdate, residence, daughter of Frank & Grace (DeLong) Griffin, marriage to Delbert Thayer in 1933; 2d husband Fred Derby Sr, 'Evelyn M. Derby,' Berkshire Eagle, June 25, 1990.
Griffin, William
m
1832.06.25
Hancock 1832
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1832.06.25, then cleared out, DeWint.826.
Griggs, Juliette
f
Hancock 1851
Visited Enfield CT, 1851.10.18, DeWint.851.
Griswold, Edith
f
1886c
1897.04.02
Hancock 1897
1897.08.00
Arrived Hancock East Family 1897.04.02, age 11; left 1897.08.00, MPH.5218. Age 11, in Hancock school 1897, MPH.1003p.
Halcott, Ann
f
Hancock 1849
Ann & John Halcott went away with their mother,' 1849.07.02, MPH.8329.
Halcott, John
m
Hancock 1849
Ann & John Halcott went away with their mother,' 1849.07.02, MPH.8329.
Haley, Abby Z.
f
1844c
MA
Hancock 1850-1855
Alt surname: Halen. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 6, born MA. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 11, born MA.
Haley, Emaline E.
f
1846c
MA
Hancock 1850-1855
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 4, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 9, born MA.
Hall, Alda
f
2/28/1797, Brewer index
VT
1823
Hancock 1822-1823, 1829-1831, 1842-1843, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865.
Thrown from horse-drawn wagon, 1852.07.10, DeWint.851.
Birthdate; daughter of John Rose & Catherine Wheeler, from Clarendon, VT (addendum to Brewer index, source unknown). Came to live with Shakers age 25, MPB. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. At Hancock North House 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Hancock Chh Family instrument, 1842-43, OClWHi.VIII:B-20. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Trip to salt water, 1846.08.17 (out of sequence in Oct.), DeWint.851. Visited Harvard 1846.08.19, OClWHi.V:B-58. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 53, born VT. Rode to Pittsfield, 'at Stearnsville the Whippletry broke which frightened the horse ... [it] run and the fills fell and struck into the ground, which stopped the waggon suddenly and threw them all out. They were badly injured ... Alda was thrown across the fence upon her left side ... made it very sore,' Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry 1852.07.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 58, born VT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 63, born VT. Died age 68 in 1865 of lingering consumption, MPH.8000 p176. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1865.04.06
Hancock
Lingering Consumption
MPH.8000 p176.
Hall, Edith A.
f
1872.09.00
MA
1895.12.30
Hancock 1885-1886, 1888, 1890, 1895, 1900
Deaconess? 1900.
1888.12.09
Age 12-13, in Hancock school 1885-1886, MPH.1003d-e. Left 1888.12.09, MPH.370, p86. Returned 1890.09.24, MPH.370, p87. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. At Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Signed Hancock covenant 1895.12.31, MPH.370, p90. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 107: born MA Sept 1872. Departure from Hancock Office (deaconess?) noted, age 26, 1900.08.15, MPH.5218. Left to marry a hired teamster, Comfort Sykes, age 22; she came when 8 years old; was given $25 & a large amount of clothing 1900.08.13, MPH.370; was always very faithful in temporal work, NOC.10,467.
Hall, Frances
f
1876.06.19
North Adams, MA
1884
1899.05.29
Hancock 1884-1893, 1895-1896, 1899-1900, 1906, 1910-1911, 1929-1930, 1955
Deaconess? 1893. Trustee, 1911+. Eldress, 1957.
Alt name: Mary Frances Hall. Birthplace & date, daughter of Calvin & Maria (Davenport) Hall, came to Shakers at age 8 (obituary). Age 8-14, in Hancock school 1885-1891, MPH.1003d-j. Res Hancock Chh 1890-1892, NOC.13.361. Res Hancock Office 1893, age 17, NOC.13.361. A girl at Hancock Chh Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Appointed Society Clerk, 1896.02.08, NOC.10,345. Signed covenant 1899.05.29, MPH.370. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 107: born MA June 1876, age 23. Signed record book as clerk for the society, 1906.02.08, NOC.10,345. 1910 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Office?] family 372: age 33, born MA, no trade. Named Trustee, 1911.10.05, NOC.10,345. At Caroline Helfrich funeral, res West Pittsfield Office, 'Honor Eldress Helfrich at Funeral,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, head of family 89, age 53, born MA, no occupation. Wrote letters to Margaret Brown about chairs between 1923 & 1955, DeWint.1089. Burial at Hancock Shaker cemetery, 'Sister Hall of Shakers Dies at 80,' Berkshire Eagle, March 11, 1957. Photos: MPH, OClWHi.
1957.03.10
Hancock
Died in her sleep (obituary).
Obituary.
Hall, Huldah
f
1774.07.30
1814
Hancock 1803, 1814, 1819, 1824.
At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 45, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Age 50 at death in 1824, MPH.8000 p163.
1824.06.29
Hancock
Hall, Laura
f
Hancock 1829, 1831
Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Hall, Lovina
f
Hancock 1829, 1831
Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Hall, Lucy
f
1759c
Hancock 1809.
Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 50 in 1809, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1809.03.05
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159.
Hall, Nancy
f
Hancock 1831
Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Hall, Rachel
f
1776.09.26
Williamstown, MA
1800
1814
Hancock 1800, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1868.
1st sister, 1846.
Adm 1800 with 'no temporal intrest;' but later received deed for 18 acres in Dalton, MA 'which in time may be of some value,' MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 43, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 1st Sister at North Family connected with the Chh, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 73, born MA. From Hancock North House to visit New Lebanon 1850.09.04, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 79, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 83, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 88, born MA. Died age 92 in 1868, MPH.8000 p178; age 91y 4m, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Born Williamstown, MA, daughter of Noah & Lydia (Brown) Hall, died Hancock age 91y 4m of typhoid & lung fever on Jan 6, 1868, Hancock MVR.
1868.01.06
Hancock
Typhoid & lung fever, MVR.
MPH.8000 p178.
Halstat, [girl]
f
1849.05.14
Hancock 1849
Brought from Cabotville, CT to Hancock 1849.05.14, DeWint.851.
Halstat, Henry
m
1834c
MA
1847.08.21
Hancock 1847, 1849-1851
Injured by augur machine 1851.05.05, DeWint.851.
Robert White brought him to Enfield CT 1847.08.21, ministry brought him to Hancock 1847.08.31, DeWint.851. 'Came into the house to live,' Hancock Chh Family, 1849.05.17, MPH.8329. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 16, born MA. Alt surname: Holstet: visited Tyringham 1850.09.02, DeWint.851. When James Ramsay [Treganza] got caught in the augur machine, 'Henry Halstet sprang to extricate him & got caught himself & his left hand badly hurt his thumb was pretty much torn off,' 1851.05.05, DeWint.851. See grisly details in Hancock letter to the Ministry, 1851.05.08, OClWHi.IV:A-10; also NOC.TDM.
Halstat, William
m
1842c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 13, born CT.
Ham, Anna
f
1884c
1896.05.05
Hancock 1896-1897
1897.04.13
Arrived Hancock East Family 1896.05.05, age 12, MPH.5218. Age 12, in Hancock school 1896, MPH.1003o. Left 1897.04.13, age 13, MPH.5218.
Hammond, Charles
m
1793.07.15
Hancock 1803, 1812
In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Adm Hancock Chh Family 1812.11.18, MPH.1314.
Hammond, Hezekiah
m
Hancock 1787
Conveyed Hancock land to the Shakers 1787.04.04, MPH.4210. [But did he join?]
Hammond, James
m
1842.11.24
Hancock 1842
1842.12.19
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1842.11.24; went away with his parents 1842.12.19, DeWint.826.
Harding, Florina
f
1874c
Hancock 1891, 1894
1894.10.01
Moved to East Family 1891.01.15, MPH.370, p87. Left Hancock East Family 1894.10.01, age 20, MPH.5218.
Harlow, Calvin
m
1753.06.11 or 1754.06.01
Hamburg, NJ
1790.12.17
Hancock 1789-1795.
Gradually increasing illness for 2 years—the last year 'allmost a continual Sene of Suffering,' MPH.6140a, p10.
Elder, 1790-1795.
Siblings: Eliab, Ransom, William, Molly & Eunice, DeWint.821, p131. Alt birthdate, adm: NOC.TDM p2. Conveyed Hancock land to the Shakers in 1789, MPH.4210. One of the 3 brethren who established Hancock as a Shaker society 1790.09.00, NOC.10,345. Took charge at Hancock (Elder or Ministry) 1790.12.17, DeWint.821, p1. CH & Sarah Harrison were assigned to organize soceties at Hancock, Tyringham, & Enfield CT in 1792, & did, MPH.370, p84. 'His complaint graduiley Increased for the Space of too years—the last year of his life was allmost a continual Sene of Suffering and greate Distress,' MPH.6140a, p10. Died age 42 yrs 6m 9d, DeWint.821, p19. His remains were moved to the new cemetery near the Hancock West Family, 'They had lain in their earthly resting place between 58 and 60 years and the coffins were in a remarkable state of preservation,' 1854.08.26, NOC.TDM. He was remembered in Test.1816: 21, 72, 219.
1795.12.20
Hancock
Consumption on kidneys, DeWint.821, p19.
MPH.8000 p155. DeWint.821, p19.
Harlow, Mary
f
1759c
Hancock 1819
May have been Calvin Harlow's sister Molly; see DeWint.821, p131. Age 60, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Harrington, Ann
f
1854c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 6, born NY, at school within year.
Harrington, Charles
m
1847c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215, age 13, born NY, at school within year.
Harrington, Delia
f
1856c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock Family): age 4, born NY.
Harrington, Elsa M.
f
1858c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 2, born NY.
Harrington, Eunice
f
1816c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 44, born NY.
Harrington, Flora E.
f
1849c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 11, born NY.
Harrington, George
m
1852c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215, age 8, born NY, at school within year.
Harrington, Luana
Died age 81 of old age on 1848.12.09, Hancock MVR.
1848.12.09
Hancock
Old age
MVR.
Harrington, Mary E.
f
1849c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock Family): age 11, born NY.
Harrington, Thaddeus
m
1800c
NY
Hancock 1865
Farmer, 1865 census.
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 65, born NY, widower, farmer.
Harrington, Willard
m
1846c
MA
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215, age 14, born MA, at school within year.
Harris, Charles
m
1835c
Hancock 1865
Laborer, 1865.
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 30, [no birthplace listed], widower, laborer.
Harris, Robert
m
1851c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215, age 9, born NY, at school within year.
Harris, William
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Harrison, Hannah
f
1779c
Hancock 1785.
Daughter of Reuben Harrison, died 1785 (Berkshire Athenaeum, Brewer index). Age 6 at death, Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123.
1785
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Harrison, Louisa
f
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Harrison, Mariah
m
1812c
NY
Hancock 1829, 1850
1850.07.28
Alt name: Mary. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Moved from West Family to Elder William's, 1850.05.27, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 38, born NY. Carried to Pittsfield 1850.07.28, DeWint.851.
Harrison, Reuben 1st
m
1750c
Hancock 1782.
Died 1782.02.14, age 32 at Hancock, MPH.8000 p156.
1782.02.14
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Harrison, Reuben 2d
m
1762
1787
Hancock 1790-1791, 1794.
One of the 3 brethren who established Hancock as a Shaker society 1790.09.00, NOC.10,345. Arrived Hancock at gathering, 1791, DeWint.821, p5. In Hancock Chh Family 1794, MPH.1788. Died 1794.02.11 at Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123; age 32, OClWHi.III:A-6. An Abel Harrison, perhaps Reuben's kin?, conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1804, MPH.4210.
1794.02.11
Hancock
OClWHi.III:A-6.
Harrison, Sarah (Drake) (Mother)
f
1759.08.24 or 1760.08.23
Richmond, MA or Hancock, MA
1788
Hancock 1788, 1791, 1795-1796.
Great distress & fever, DeWint.821, p20.
Eldress, 1792-1796.
Alt birthdate & place: NOC.TDM p1. Birth, DeWint.821, p131. Calvin Harlow & Sarah Harrison were assigned to organize soceties at Hancock, Tyringham, & Enfield CT in 1792, & did, MPH.370, p84. After CH died in 1795, 'Mother Sarah' was the Hancock Ministry's lead, MPH.8342. Died 1796.09.19, age 36, MPH.8000 p155. Her remains were moved to the new cemetery near Hancock West Family, 'They had lain in their earthly resting place between 58 and 60 years and the coffins were in a remarkable state of preservation,' 1854.08.26, NOC.TDM.
1796.09.19
Hancock
MPH.8000 p155.
Harrison, Sarah A.
f
1815c
MA
1851.05.27
Hancock 1829, 1850-1851, 1854-1855, 1857, 1860, 1865.
Ill health 1865.04.30, MPH.8000 p3.
Physician, living with Ministry Eldress Dana, 1854.
Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 35, born MA. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Moved to Chh, 1851.02.26, DeWint.851. Signed covenant 1851.05.27, NOC.13,602, p53. Employed as physician, now living with Minstry Eldress Dana, Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 40, born MA. Visited Watervliet NY 1857.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: Ministry Eldress, age 45, born MA. May have been author of 1st part of a Hancock sisters' diary (1865-1867), DeWint.824. Released from Hancock Ministry 1865.04.30, MPH.8000 p3. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 50, born MA. Age 50 at death in Aug 1865, MPH.8000 p176. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1865.08.09
Hancock
Consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p176.
Hart, Grove
m
1853c
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 2, birthplace unknown.
Hart, Huldah
f
1819c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 36, born CT.
Hart, Mary E.
f
1812c
England
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 54, birthplace 'Foreign,' widow, AND 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1457: age 53, born England, married. Former Shaker who left to marry William Wales, 'Marriages,' Pittsfield Sun, July 21, 1870.
Hart, Thomas
m
1837.10.07
Hancock 1837, 1839
1839.03.20
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1837.10.07, DeWint.826. Went away 1839.03.20, DeWint.826.
Haskell, Joseph
m
1911
Hancock 1911-1912
1912.11.02
Hired man? Who formerly worked for Shirley & Enfield, CT Shakers, worked at Hancock more than a year, left 1912.11.02, MPH.370 p97.
Hastings, Eunice
f
1791.06.24
Hancock, MA
1832.04.05
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1850, 1855-1856, 1860, 1865, 1871.
Eldress 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1856, 1860, 1871.
Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Age 27, 2d sister in Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st Eldress, Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1st Eldress, Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant as 1st sister, 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. 1st Eldress, Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. 2d Eldress, 2d Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): 1st sister/Eldress, age 59, born NY. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 64, born NY. Promotion to Ministry Eldress: 1856.03.25, NOC.TDM; Grove Wright letter to Ministry 1856.04.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 'Ministry go to Tyringham. Eldress Eunice in getting into the wagon at South Lee falls by the side of the wheel which rolls onto her clothes & holds her down. Is not much hurt,' 1860.02.15, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: Ministry Eldress, age 69, born NY. 1865 MA census Hancock family 161: age 74, born NY. 1st Eldress in Hancock Ministry, age 80 at death in 1871, MPH.8000 p188. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1871.09.09
Hancock
Fever, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p188. SDR.NEHGR p125. MPH.8000 p7.
Hastings, Josiah
1772.09.24
Hancock 1803, 1808.
Res John Deming Family, Hancock 1803, MPH.1314. Died age 36 at Hancock 2d Family in July 1808, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1808.07.26
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159.
Hawkins, Clarissa
f
1794c
CT
c1802
1832
Hancock c1802, 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1845-1846, 1850, 1855-1856, 1860, 1865, 1870.
Eldress, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1845, 1846, 1850, 1856. Tailoress, 1870 census.
Sister of Reuben Hawkins, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, September 27, 1870. Age 25, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Eldress, Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42 & 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant as 2d sister, 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. 2d Eldress in Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Came to live in the Ministry Order 1845.09.28; returned to the 2d Order 1846.01.27, MPH.4395. 2d Eldress, 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): 2d sister/Eldress, age 56, born CT. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 61, born CT. Named 2d Family Eldress: 1856.03.25, NOC.TDM; Grove Wright letter to Ministry 1856.04.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 66, Eldress, born CT. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 71, born CT. 'She had been the Eldress in the Second Family for a number of years was brought into the society or came with her parents when a child of about 8 years old,' MPH.8000 p7,180. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 76, tailoress, born CT. Died age 71 yrs 10m in Sept 1870, MPH.8000 p7, 180. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1870.09.23
Hancock
Lung fever, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, September 27, 1870; OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p7, 180.
Hawkins, Jeremiah
m
Hancock 1860.
Died Hancock? 1860.09.08, NOC.TDM. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1860.09.08
Hancock
NOC.TDM.
Hawkins, Osee
m
1798c
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823-1825
Mechanic, 1824, 1825.
Age 21, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. To Tyringham with Grove Wright to help repair brethren's furnace destroyed by fire 1824.11.24; to Lanesborough to see spinning mill 1825.03.24, MPH.4395.
Hawkins, Peter Jr.
m
1796c
Hancock 1813, 1819
Ill during 1813 winter fever epidemic, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
Epidemic, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Age 23, 2d brother in Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Hawkins, Peter Sr.
m
1761c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1830.
Age 58, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42 [deduced that the Peter Hawkins res Hancock 1829 was Sr due to the fact that another PH did not appear on lists, & PH Sr was known to be there in 1830]. 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Died 1830.05.12, age 69, MPH.8000 p166; at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1830.05.12 1830.04.12
Hancock
MPH.8000 p166. DeWint.826.
Hawkins, Reuben
m
1789c
CT
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870.
Elder, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1850, 1855. Farmer, 1855, 1865. Trustee, 1860.
Age 30, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Elder, Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1st Elder, 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant as 1st brother 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. 1st Elder, Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. 1st Elder, 2d Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. 1st Elder, 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Hancock 2d Family): head of family, age 61, farmer, $20,000 real estate, born CT. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield, family 445: head/Elder of Hancock 2d family, age 66, farmer, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 75, trustee, $26,000 real estate, $1800 personal estate, born CT. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): listed 2d in family, age 75, born CT, farmer. Lived & died at 2d Family, & was Elder there for years, MPH.8000 p179. Age 80 at death in 1870, MPH.8000 p179. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1870.02.21
Hancock
Congestion of lungs, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, March 3, 1870.
MPH.8000 p179.
Hayden, Norman A.
m
1828.02.01
NY
Hancock 1860, 1863
Farm laborer, 1860. Gardener, 1863.
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 32, farm laborer, born NY. Birthdate & place, occupation gardener noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168.
Hayden, Olive Fuller
f
1896.05.31
CT
1903.10.31
1918.06.26
Hancock 1903, 1905, 1908, 1910-1911, 1914, 1918, 1920, 1928, 1930, 1935, 1938?
Domestic, 1920.
1914.08.08
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1903.10.31, age 7, MPH.5218. Wrote a sweet letter to Fidella Estabrook 1905.04.01 (MPH blue dot 9790 922 Ha ms.) Birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Nov 1908; guardian Emoretta Belden, MPH.1008. In 1910 at age 14, was 5' 3½' tall; in 1911 at age 15, was 5'4', MPH.5220. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 13, born CT, no trade. Left 1914.08.09, age 18; returned 1914.11.28, age 18, MPH.5218. Signed covenant 1918.06.26, NOC.10,345. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 23, born CT, domestic. Res room 12 in brick dwelling, 1928, MPH.OHA. 1930 U.S, census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 33, born CT, no occupation. Left again 1935.08.15, age 39, MPH.5218. On town of Hancock voters' list 1938, MPH.1653a. Photos, MPH, NCH.
Helfrich, Caroline E.
f
1836.05.22
NYC
Hancock 1850, 1860, 1867, 1870-1871, 1880, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1898, 1900, 1904-1905, 1910, 1920, 1929.
Dairy woman, 1870. Dairy maid, 1880. Eldress, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1898, 1905, 1910, 1929.
Birthdate & place, 'Shaker Leader Dies at Age of 92,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 14, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 25, born NY. From Hancock West Family, visited Enfield, CT 1860.08.22, NOC.TDM. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to East Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. Sent to live with Hancock East Family Eldress Betsey Sneeden 1867.11.27, MPH.8000 p5. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 34, dairy woman, born NY. From East Family to Hancock Ministry 1871.09.11, MPH.8000 p8. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 44, housekeeper, dairy maid, born NY. Hancock Ministry 1st Eldress, 1887.10.05, MPH.370. In Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1890, NOC.13.361. When the Hancock Ministry was abolished, she became Chh Family Eldress 1893.06.18, MPH.370, p89; NOC.10,345. Eldress at Hancock Chh 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Preserved sisters' garments & other antique curiosities, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 149. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 64, born NY May 1836. 'Eldress Caroline, who is a great historian, was immediately captivated with the books, as she knows of the people mentioned therein; and, though Eldress Sophia brought them in but this morning, she ... has walked in her room with them saying, she “is going to sit right down and read,” Fidella Estabrook letter to J.P. MacLean 1904.08.21, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 'Eldress Caroline and sister Emma are going to Catskill this week Wednesday, will be absent two weeks, selling goods, or trying to. We leave a very extensive supply, and keep our fingers busy filling all demands now, for “my lady” likes good things, and wants them of best quality of material and work,' Fidella Estabrook letter 1905.07.23 , OVlWHi.IV:A-20. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: head of family, age 73. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 83, born NY, no trade. Res room 8 in brick dwelling, 1928, MPH.OHA. Died 1929.02.25, age 92y 9m 24d, buried west Pittsfield cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Funeral: 'Honor Eldress Helfrich at Funeral,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16. Photos, MPH, OClWHi.
1929.02.15
Hancock
6 days' illness, 'Shaker Leader Dies at Age of 92,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16.
MPH.5218.
Helfrich, Catharine 1st
f
1802.11.15
Germany
1851
Hancock 1850-1852.
Died insane, OClWHi.III:A-6.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 46, born NY. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Died at Hancock West Family Oct 1852, SDR.NEHGR p127. 'Catherine Helfrich, a German woman, deceased at the Hill Family, Hancock. – disease, derangement of the brain,' 1852.10.06, NOC.TDM. Age 50 at death, MPH.8000 p172; MPB.HVR-13, p71. Born Germany, daughter of Jacob & Luanna Ott, died age 50 of brain fever, Hancock MVR.
1852.10.05
Hancock
Derangement of the brain, NOC.TDM.
MPH.8000 p172.
Helfrich, Sophia
f
1835c
NY
1857.12.25
Hancock 1850, 1855-1857, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1878, 1880-1882, 1889, 1898, 1905, 1919.
Deaconess, 1857, 1878, 1880. Eldress 1881. Eldress & cloakmaker 1898, 1905. Eldress 1919.
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 15, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 19 & 20, born NY. Signed West Family covenant as Catharine Sophia Helfrich 1856.06.25, when she reached legal age, MPH.854. Sophia Helfrich came from West Family to the Chh to reside ... goes to the Office to be an assistant, 1857.02.21, NOC.TDM. Signed covenant 1857.12.25, NOC.13,602, p55. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 26, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 28 & age 30, born NY City. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to East Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 35, no occupation, born NY. From Hancock East Family to Office 1878.05.15, MPH.8000 p11. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: age 45, deaconess, born NY. From Office to 2d Family as Eldress 1881.06.19, MPH.8000 p15. Went to Niagara Falls summer 1882, MPH.8000 p115. Toured eastern societies, White Mountains, Boston, May-June 1889, MPH.8000 p19. Hancock 2d Family Eldress, ran cloak business, 1898, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 147, 149. Making cloaks: Fidella Estabrook letter 1905.07.23, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Chh Family Eldress before 1919.01.16, NOC.10,345. Died Jan 1919, age 84y 1m 3d, NOC.10,345. Photos: DeWint, MPH, NCH, OClWHi.
1919.01.16
Hancock
NOC.10,345.
Henry, Mary
f
1892c
1904.06.04
Hancock 1904-1905, 1906-1907
1905.08.04
Received at the Hancock Office, age 12, in 1904.06.20, NOC.10,345; departed from the Office 1905.08.04 age 13; & returned 1906.10.23 age 15; left Office again 1907.07.07, age 15, MPH.5218.
Herrick, Cora
f
1853c
NY
Hancock 1860, 1865
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 7, born NY. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 13, born MA.
Hibbard, Frank
m
1856c
IL
Hancock 1870
Farm laborer, 1870 census.
1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 14, farm laborer, born Illinois.
Hibbard, M. J.
f
1862c
MA
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 8, in school, born MA.
Higgins, Olive Edna
f
1890c
1896.08.29
Hancock 1896-1897
1897.09.04
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1896.08.29, age 6, MPH.5218. Age 6-7 , in Hancock school 1896-1897, MPH.1003o-p. Left 1897.09.04, MPH.5218.
Higgins, William N.
m
Hancock 1829
Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Highers, child#1
?
Hancock 1850
Mary Highers of New York came to the Office & demanded her children; 29th She gave a Note of One hundred dollars & took them,' 1850.05.28 & 29, DeWint.851.
Highers, child#2
?
Hancock 1850
Mary Highers of New York came to the Office & demanded her children; 29th She gave a Note of One hundred dollars & took them,' 1850.05.28 & 29, DeWint.851.
Higley, Dan
m
1780s
Hancock 1827
Gave his Testimony at Hancock, 1827.01.24, OClWHi.VI:A-4. See also OClWHi.VI:B-43: 231. Died age 89 of old age on 1848.06.21, Hancock MVR.
1848.06.21
Hancock
Old age
MVR.
Hill, John K.
m
1840c
Ireland
Hancock 1870
Farm worker, 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 30, works on farm, born Ireland, cannot read or write.
Hodget, John
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Hodget, Nicholas
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Hogan, John
m
1849c
Ireland
Hancock 1870
Farm worker, 1870 census.
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 21, works on farm, born Ireland, cannot read or write.
Hogles, Arvilla
f
Hancock 1829, 1831, 1849, 1851
Schoolteacher, 1851. Eldress, 1851.
Alt names: Orville (female), Hoggles. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Perhaps the 'Averill H.' who went to Springfield to bring home 3 McMullen girls 1849.05.05, DeWint.851. Hancock schoolteacher 1851.05.24, DeWint.851. Replaced Anna Erving as Eldress 1851.08.31, DeWint.851.
Hogles, Aurilla
f
Hancock 1829
Alt surname: Hoggles. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Hogles, Bradley S.
m
Hancock 1829, 1831
Alt name: Brady. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Hogles, Caty
f
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Hogles, Thomas
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Hoit, Lydia
f
11/7/1805
NY
1809c
1826
Hancock 1809, 1819, 1826, 1829-1831, 1840-1843, 1846, 1850, 1855-1856, 1860, 1862.
Still very low, with a sort of Dropsy, we think she will not stay long with us, is failing fast,' Isaac Auger letter to Harvard Ministry 1862.07.06, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
At Office, 1846. Physician sister, MPH.8000 p175. Nurse, NOC.12,720.
Signed her name Hoit. Alt surname: Hoyt. Born 11/7/1805, DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Came to Shakers age 4 [1809-1810], MPB.1842-43. Age 14, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Hancock Chh Family instrument, 1840-41, OClWHi.VIII:B-20. Chh instrument, MPB.1842-43. Signed Sacred Roll; instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock Office 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 44, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 50, born NY. 'Started for the Salt Water at West Haven Conn,' in party with Dana Brewster, 1856.08.12, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 54, born NY. Nurse, Hancock Chh death record, NOC.12,720. Died age 56 in July 1862, MPH.8000 p175. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1862.07.26
Hancock
Dropsy
MPH.8000 p175.
Holcombe, Minnie
f
1885c
Hancock 1890-1891
Brought from Abington, age about 6, 1890.11.01, returned to Abington 1891.11.00, MPH.8000 p121-122. Age 6, in Hancock school 1891, MPH.1003j.
Holden, Joseph
m
1836.09.18
Shelburne Falls, MA (Cathcart? Brewer index)
1841.04.17
Canaan 1839. New Lebanon 1841, 1845, 1860. Hancock 1904-1919.
Farmer, 1860. Elder, 1891, 1898, 1910, 1919. Trustee 1904-1919.
Adm noted 1841.12.31; Birthdate noted 1845.01.01, boys go to school in winter, fetch wood for kitchen & shops, work at trades, gather crops, do farm chores 1845, Isaac N. Youngs, Domestic Journal of Daily Occurances (1834-46) [New Lebanon], New York State Library, Albany, NY. U.S. census, 1860, New Lebanon, NY, family 261: age 23, farmer, born MA. Named to Mt Lebanon Ministry 1891.02.07, MPH.370, p87. See his letters to Beloved Elder William, 1897.11.29, 1898.06.14, & 1898.11.17, Sabbathday Lake Shaker library, copies at MPH. Elder Joseph Holden just arrived from Watervliet 1898.08.08, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 148. 1910 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Office?] family 372: head of family, age 75, born MA, farmer. Elder, Trustee 14 years, 1919.04.24, NOC.10,345. At death, was an Elder, res Office, MPH.5218. Relative of Hollister family, his mother joined with him at Canaan c1839, he lived with her until age 4, when he went to the Center Family children's order 1841.04.17; amiable disposition & sympathetic nature, obituary: 'Pay Beautiful Tributes to Elder Joseph's Memory,' perhaps from Berkshire Eagle, April 30, 1919, HSV archives. Died age 82y 6m on 1919.04.24, NOC.10,345. Photo, OClWHi.
1919.04.24
Hancock
NOC.10,345.
Holland, Arnold
m
1810c
Hancock 1819, 1829
Age 9, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Holland, Jennet
f
Hancock 1829
Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Holland, John
m
1813c
Hancock 1819
Age 6, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Holland, Joseph
m
1806c
Hancock 1819
Age 13, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Holland, Lucy
f
1808c
Hancock 1819
Age 11, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Holland, Nathan Jr.
m
1816c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1831, 1846
At Office, 1846.
Age 3, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Res Hancock Office 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61.
Holland, Nathan Sr.
m
1/18/1777
MA
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1843, 1848, 1850, 1855-1856, 1860, 1865, 1867.
Deacon, 1831. Trustee, 1843, 1848, 1856. Mechanic, 1855. Elder or trustee, 1865.
Alt surname: Hollon. Born 1/18/1777, DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Age 42, 2d brother in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 2d Office deacon, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 3d Trustee, Hancock, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. At the Office, Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard 1848.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-19. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock family 120: age 74, born MA. In fracas over Irving girls, 1850.09.13, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 80, mechanic, born MA. Released as Trustee 1856.12.08, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 84, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: head of family (Elder or trustee), age 89, born MA, widower, farmer. Died age 91 in Dec 1867, MPH.8000 p178. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1867.12.11
Hancock
MPH.8000 p178.
Holland, Patrick Henry
m
1847.07.01
MA
1860.07.26
Hancock 1860
Age 13, indentured to Reuben Hawkins 1860.07.26 from Alms House, Monson, MA, until 1868.07.01, MPH.6205. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 14, born MA, at school within year.
Holland, Polly
f
1818c
Hancock 1819
Age 1, probably not yet weaned, mother probably Matilda Holland, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Hollingsworth, Betty Ann
f
1831
England
1852.04.08
Hancock 1851-1853, 1855, 1867, 1870, 1873-1874, 1879.
Poor health 1874.05.10, MPH.8000 p10
Ass't Eldress, 1867. Dressmaker, 1870. Eldress, 1874.
Birth year estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Came to Hancock Chh family to live, 1851.05.17, MPH.8329. Age 20, in Hancock school 1851, MPH.1003a. Signed covenant 1852.04.08, NOC.13,602, p54. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock Chh Family, 1853.08.17, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 24, born England. Visited Watervliet, NY (from Hancock Chh), 1855.09.26, NOC.TDM. Released as Eldress Jennet's assistant 1867.04.07, MPH.8000 p4. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 39, dressmaker, $400 real estate, born England. 2d Eldress 1873.10.28; Released due to ill health 1874.05.10, MPH.8000 p9,10. Age 48 at death in 1879, MPH.8000 p203; MPB.HVR-13, p72. Born England, daughter of James & Ann (Taylor) Hollingsworth; died Nov. 10, 1879, age 48; committed suicide by cutting her own throat, Hancock MVR.
1879.11.10
Hancock
Suicide by cutting her throat, MVR.
MVR. MPH.8000 p203.
Hollister, Henry G.
m
1838c
1908
Hancock 1908-1919.
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1908.10.00, age 70, MPH.5218. Res Hancock Chh 1911-1919, NOC.13.361. Died 1919.09.14, age 81, MPH.5218.
1919.09.14
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Hollister, William
m
1815c
CT
1851
Hancock 1851, 1853, 1855, 1857
1857.02.13
Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. To the 2d Family to live 1853.04.13, MPH.4395. 1855 MA census Pittsfield, family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 40, farmer, born CT. 'William Hollister sent away to seek him another home, he being the cause of a good deal of trouble in the Family,' 1857.02.13, NOC.TDM.
Hollon, Matilda
f
1782c
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823, 1829-1831
1831.10.12
Alt surname: Holland. Age 37, 2d sister in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Left 1831.10.12, NOC.13,602, p34.
Holt, Desire
f
Tyringham or Hancock? 1847
Tyringham Eldress?
Desire has succeeded in almost entirely destroying the tumor that so troubles her by the use of an Electro-Magnetic Machine. The tumor is now so small that it is difficult to find,' Joseph Wicker letter to Harvard 1847.10.19, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
Hosford, Reuben
m
1715
1793.11.05
New Lebanon 1788-1793. Hancock 1793, 1803, 1809.
Alt surname: Horsford. Adm New Lebanon 1788; to Hancock 1793, OClWHi.III:B-18, p. 179. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.11.05, NOC.10,804. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Died age 93 in 1809, Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123.
1809.06.06
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159.
Houle, Esther Eunice
f
1910c
1920.04.17
Hancock 1920-1921, 1824, 1927
1927.07.10
Arrived Hancock 1920.04.17, age 10, MPH.5218. Was 4' 8½' tall, weighed 73 lbs, 1920.05.24; by 1921.02.20, she was 4' 11½' tall & weighed 101 lbs; was 5' 3½' tall, 1924.09.15, MPH.5220. Departed 1927 age 17, MPH.5218.
Howard, Benjamin
m
Hancock 1861.
Died Hancock age 47 in Aug 1861, OClWHi.III:A-6. [Could this be Benjamin Stewart, who died the same day?] NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1861.08.02
Hancock
OClWHi.III:A-6.
Howe, William C.
m
1822c
Poughkeepsie, NY
Hancock 1868.
Hired carpenter, 1868.
Hired man found dead in a Hancock Shaker mill he was repairing; supposed he died from a fit, age 46, leaving wife and children in Pittsfield, Pittsfield Sun, 1868.10.08. Born Poughkeepsie son of William & Mary, occupation carpenter, age 46, died of heart disease, Pittsfield MVR.
1868.10.08
Hancock
Heart disease, MVR.
MVR. Obituary.
Howie, Marjorie Emily
f
1920c
MA
1928.12.15
Hancock 1928, 1930, 1933
1933.06.28
Arrived Hancock 1928.12.15, age 8, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1928, MPH.5220. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 10, in school, born MA, father born Scotland. Departed 1933 age 13, MPH.5218.
Hubbard, Electa
f
1774.11.15
Hancock 1819, 1825.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Age 46, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 49 in Oct 1825, MPH.8000 p163.
1825.10.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p163.
Hughes, John
m
Hancock 1896
Iron mine dynamiter, 1896.
Hired dynamiter at Hancock Shakers' iron mine, former res Housatonic, MA; see 'Trip Down a Shaker Mine,' Springfield Republican, January 19, 1896, p. 7.
Hulan, Emeline
f
1846c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 19, born MA.
Hulett, Charlotte
f
1783c
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1833.
Age 36, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Died at Hancock 2d Family 1833.01.18, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 50 in 1832[?], MPH.8000 p165.
1833.01.18
Hancock
MPH.8000 p165.
Hulett, Chester L.
m
1803c
MA
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1847, 1849, 1850
Trustee, 1849-1850.
Age 16, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 'Chester Hulet went to Enfield [CT] to accompany Anson Burt to his home, he being so crazy as to render it unsafe for him to go alone,' 1847.10.16, NOC.TDM. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. Trustee: see ad, 'Stray,' Pittsfield Sun, October 18, 1849. 'Released from doing business' (trusteeship), for Hancock West Family or society, 1850.07.31, DeWint.851 & MPH.4395. Also see 'Notice,' Pittsfield Sun, August 15, 1850. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 48, born MA.
Hulett, Ellen
f
Hancock 1849
This may have been the Ellen who moved to the 2d Family when the South Family disbanded, 1849.03.26, NOC.TDM.
Hulett, Elvira Curtis
f
1805.08.06
MA
1812
1857.12.25
Hancock 1812, 1819, 1829, 1841-1847, 1850-1851, 1853, 1855-1857, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872, 1880, 1882, 1890, 1895.
Broken arm, Lucy J. Osborn letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Weaver, n.d. Worked above nurse shop, 1856. Worked in bakery, 1870. Tailoress, 1880. Eldress, 1872, 1884.
Alt surname: Hewlett. Birthdate calculated from death record. Joined society 1812, Manifesto 9:95, MPH.1791. Age 14, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock West Family instrument, 1841-42 (poem), OClWHi.VIII:B-19. Wrote 'Spirit messages delivered through E.C.H., instrument' (1842-1847), MPH.2046, original is DeWint.779. Instrument 1844.01.07, MPH.6299. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 45, born MA. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Visited Enfield, CT, with a Hancock West Family group, 1853.08.10, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 50, b. MA. Worked upstairs above nurse shop 1856.07.02, OClWHi.V:B-19. Signed covenant 1857.12.25, NOC.13,602, p55. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 55, b. MA. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 59, b. MA. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 64, works in bakery, b. MA. Named Chh Eldress 1872.02.11, MPH.8000 p8. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 74, tailoress, b. MA. Went to Niagara Falls summer 1882, MPH.8000 p115. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. At Hancock Chh Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. See also her undated weaving drafts for huckabuck, diaper, & dimity, MPH.6300, original at DeWint. Died age 90 yrs 8d in Aug 1895, MPH.8000 p213; buried west Pittsfield cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Born Northampton, MA, daughter of Anthony & Charlotte (Curtis) Hewlet; died age 90y 8d of senility, Hancock MVR. Photo, OClWHi.
1895.08.14
Hancock
Senility, MVR.
MPH.8000 p213.
Hulett, Hortency
f
1807c
Hancock 1819
Age 12, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Hulett, Theodore
m
1809c
Hancock 1819
Age 8, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Hulett, Walter E.
m
1811c
Hancock 1819
Age 10, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Humphrey, Sylvia
f
1852c
CT
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 13, born CT.
Hunt, Franklin S.
m
1849c
MA
Hancock 1860, 1867
1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 11, born MA, at school within year. When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to East Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467.
Hunt, Natalie May
f
1885c
1893.05.04
Hancock 1893
1893.07.04
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1893.05.04, age 8, departed 1893.07.04, age 9, MPH.5218.
Hunt, Silas
m
1849c
MA
Hancock 1865
Farmer, 1865.
May be same individual as Franklin S. Hunt, above. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 16, born MA, farmer.
Hurlbert, Betty
f
Hancock 1794-1796
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Hurlbert, Huldah
f
1759.04.19
Hancock 1803, 1813.
Ill in epidemic, 1813.
Alt surname: Hulbert. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Age 55 at death [afterepidemic of winter fever], May 1813, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.05.09
Hancock
winter fever?
MPH.8000 p160.
Hurlbert, Royal
m
Hancock 1850
Set out apple trees 1850.05.08, MPH.8329. Perhaps a hired man, a married farmer, died age 52 of apoplexy, 1857.02.22, Massachusetts Vital Records, Pittsfield Deaths, 1857 (MPB microfilm).
Hurlbert, Shadrach
m
1759.05.10
1792.06.15
1832
Hancock 1789, 1791-1792, 1803, 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1850.
Cannot live but a few days, 1850.02.04.
Physician, 1847.
Alt surname: Hulbert. See Henry H. Hurlbut, Hurlbut Genealogy (Joel Munsell's Sons, 1888). Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17, MPB. Donated 1 barrel of cider 1791.05.26; £4.8 worth of pine boards 1792.06.15, NOC.10,804. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 60, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 4th brother, 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant as 4th brother 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. To NY at age 88 with Robert White '& did honor to himself & calling,' 1846.06.01, DeWint.851. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Gave medical attention to Sylvester Butler (world's person) and S.B. was charged $2.17 on Jan. 6, 1847, Winterthur SA 1556 (Brewer index). Cannot live but a few days 1850.02.04, Hancock Ministry to Grove Blanchard, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Birthdate (would have been 92 if he had lived to May 10), 1850.02.12, DeWint.851. Died age 91 in 1850, MPH.8000 p171; of fever, 1850.02.12, DeWint.851.
1850.02.12
Hancock
Fever, DeWint.851.
MPH.8000 p171. DeWint.851.
Hurlbert, Simeon
m
1781.09.29
MA
1851
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1846-1847, 1850-1851, 1855-1856.
Elder, 1829, 1851.
Alt surname: Hulbert. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 38, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Elder, Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 2d Elder, West Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Visited Tyringham Sept 7, 1847, DeWint851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, David Terry Family: age 69, born MA. Signed West Family covenant, 2d brother, 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 70, no occupation, born MA. Died at Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died of lung fever at West Family; 'His sickness was short & his death rather unexpected, – was sick only about a week ... was a good & faith Brother, always doing good, & no hurt,' Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1856.05.22, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Age 74 at death in 1856, MPH.8000 p172. Died of lung fever, Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1856.05.22, OClWHi.IV:A-20. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1856.05.22
Hancock
Lung fever, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
MPH.8000 p172.
Hurley, Josephine
f
1871c
MA
Hancock 1880, 1885, 1893
1893.06.21
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 9, at school, born MA, parents born Ireland. Age 13, in Hancock school 1885, MPH.1003d. Left Hancock 2d Family 1893.06.11, age 20, MPH.5218.
Hurley, Lizzie
f
1874c
MA
Hancock 1880, 1885-1890, 1893
1893.06.21
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 9, at school, born MA, parents born Ireland. Age 11-16, in Hancock school 1885-1890, MPH.1003d-i. Left Hancock 2d Family 1893.06.11, age 18, MPH.5218.
Hutchinson, John
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Hutchinson, Plumia
f
1826
Hancock 1826, 1829-1830, 1832
1832.09.07
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Left 1832.09.07, NOC.13,602, p36.
Ide, Elvira Jane
f
1827.04.03
1829
Hancock 1829, 1831
Hancock overseers of the poor indentured her, daughter of Asa Ide 'who has left her without support,' to the Shakers 1829.06.22, until April 3, 1840, when she should receive 2 suits of wearing apparel (one fit for the Lord's day), MPH.995. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Ide, Marietta
f
1825.03.08
1829
Hancock 1829, 1831, 1843, 1846-1847
1847.01.04
Hancock overseers of the poor indentured her, daughter of Asa Ide 'who has left her without support,' to the Shakers 1829.06.22, until March 8, 1843, when she should receive 2 suits of wearing apparel (one fit for the Lord's day), MPH.996. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Chh Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p60. Left for the world 1847.01.04, NOC.TDM.
Ides, Catharine
f
1799c
Hancock 1829.
Age 30 at death 1829.05.13, MPH.8000 p165.
1829.05.13
Hancock
MPH.8000 p165.
Irving, Adam
m
1796c
Hancock 1872.
Died at Hancock East Family, MPH.8000 p180. Age 76 at death Jan 1872, MPH.8000 p180.
1872.01.24
Hancock
MPH.8000 p180.
Irving, Almira
f
1840c
CT
1847.06.23
Hancock 1850
1850.08.12
Age 10, in Hancock school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 10, born CT. 'Susan Irving came with Amos Barker’s wife with the intention of getting Mary Jane & Elmira & by persuasion Elmira told her she wanted to go & her Mother took her,' 1850.08.12, DeWint.851.
Irving, Elizabeth
f
1841c
NJ
1847.06.23
Hancock 1847, 1850-1853, 1855
April 1851
Came to Hancock Chh Family to live 1847.11.03, DeWint 851. Age 8, in Hancock school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 9, born NJ. Gathered walnuts 1850.10.23, DeWint.851. Seized by Father; she resisted abduction: Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard 1851.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Returned to Hancock next day, & taken to New Lebanon to hide until court hearings when returned to father, 1851.04.03 & .09, DeWint.851. Taken to Enfield, CT, 1851.11.27, MPH.4395. Chose to remain with Shakers 1852.11.05 (see also Nov 11-12), NOC.TDM. 'The girls are here and doing well,' Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1853.03.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Thomas Damon went to Lenox & 'disposed of the Irving Case by agreeing to pay 225 Dollars towards the cost – and having proceedings stopped. Not very profitable going to law for the custody of doubtful girls!' 1855.09.20, NOC.TDM.
Irving, John
m
1847.06.23
Hancock 1847
Visited Hancock 1847.06.10, DeWint.851. 'John Irving wife and seven children moved from New Haven to West Pittsfield ... into the Burt house,' 1847.06.23, NOC.TDM. Left before August 1850 (see U.S. census). Attempted to kidnap his daughters Justina & Elizabeth by force 1851.04.08, MPH.4395; Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard 1851.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Irving, Justina
f
1837c
CT
1847.06.23
Hancock 1850-1851. Enfield 1851. Hancock 1852-1853, 1855-1856?
Quick consumption, 1856.04.14, Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1856.04.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Jestiny:' Age 12, in Hancock school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 13, born CT. Seized by Father who tore off her cap & tried to burn it; she resisted abduction: Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard 1851.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Returned to Hancock next day, taken away to hide until court hearings when were returned to father, 1851.04.03 & .09, DeWint.851. Taken to Enfield, CT, 1851.11.27, MPH.4395. Chose to remain with Shakers 1852.11.05 (see also Nov 11-12), NOC.TDM. 'The girls are here and doing well,' Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1853.03.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Thomas Damon went to Lenox and 'disposed of the Irving Case by agreeing to pay 225 Dollars towards the cost – and having proceedings stopped. Not very profitable going to law for the custody of doubtful girls!' 1855.09.20, NOC.TDM. Dying of quick consumption, Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1856.04.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. He may have meant Augusta Irving, who died of consumption 1856.05.19, age 18, born Bridgeport, CT, daughter of John & Susan Irving, Pittsfield MVR.
1856.05.19
Hancock?
consumption
NOC.12,719.
Irving, Mary J.
f
1836c
CT
1847.07.01
Hancock 1847, 1850, 1855
1850.09.13
Oldest daughter of John & Susan. Mary Riley & her mother brought her to the Hancock Chh family to live 1847.07.01, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 14, born CT. Father detained her after funeral of their youngest child, 'violence was used in trying to keep the other two girls,' 1850.09.13, MPH.8329. Age 13, in school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 17, born Ireland [?].
Irving, Susan
f
1847.06.23
Hancock 1849
Wife of John. Came with Nancy Riley to bring the Irvings' oldest daughter to the Chh Family to live, 1847.07.01, DeWint.851. Susan Irving had a falling out with her husband and left him & come here with three little children expecting we should take her & them, because we had already taken five of her children, but this we could not do with the concent of the man, neither did we .... Susan Irving was carried to her husband in Pittsfield,' 1849.03.20 & 23, DeWint.851.
Irvyens?, Olive
f
1796c
MA
Hancock 1850
Surname uncertain; see 1st line, p139, 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 56, born MA.
Jackman, Betsy
f
1806?
CT
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 59?, born CT, widow.
Jackman, Henry Lewis
m
1847.10.00
NY
Enfield CT 1858. Hancock 1858, 1860
Brought from Enfield as a boy 11 years old next October, 1858.05.12, MPH.4395. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 13, born NY, at school within year. [Perhaps the same person designated Henry S. Jackson.]
Jackson, Andrew
m
1852c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 13, born MA.
Jackson, Eleanor
f
Hancock 1829, 1850
Res Hancock South House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 2d Family, 1850.06.19, DeWint.851.
Jackson, Harriet
f
1850c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 15, born MA.
Jackson, Helena
f
1810c
NY
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 40, born NY.
Jackson, Henry S.
m
Hancock 1863
An African American blacksmith who operated a shop on Shaker property with trustee Joseph Patten's help; recruited for Berkshire County's African American regiment in the Civil War; see Berkshire County Eagle article, March 1863, MPH 9757 714 R [red dot?]. May be same person as Henry L. Jackman, above.
Jackson, Louisa
f
1860c
MA
Hancock 1865, 1870
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 5, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 10, in school, born MA.
Jackson, Mary A.
f
1857c
IL
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 8, born Illinois.
Jacobs, Adonijah
m
Hancock? 1812c
In testimonies: OClWHi.VI:B-52: 116; OClWHi.VI:B-109: 269; OClWHi.VI:B-42: 179. See New Lebanon index for more information.
Jacobs, Mary
f
1841.06.19
Hancock 1841
1841.06.25
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1841.06.19; sent home, 1841.06.25, DeWint.826.
Jefferson, Earl
m
Enfield, CT 1847, 1849-1850, 1855-1856
Exposed to smallpox, May 1850.
Eld. Grove, Eldress Dana, & Sister Wealthy went to Cabbotville with Earl J. and team. The horses took fright from the locomotive, broke away from their fastenings and ran two miles before the Engine. [ciphertext: no injury to the horses],' 1847.08.26, NOC.TDM. 'Earl Jepherson came to Hancock. [he brot] $900 [from the brethren at] Tyringham, to go toward repairs on their Grist Mill,' 1847.12.29, NOC.TDM, & returned home the following day, so he did not live at Hancock. 'Earl Jefferson came to Hancock, went on the same day to Tyringham,' 1849.08.20, NOC.TDM. 'Earl Jefferson came to Tyringham to make arrangements about the Grist mill,' 1850.02.11, NOC.TDM. 'Return to Hancock. I accompanied Earl to the Grist Mill and we took the Cars at the State Line. Earl hurried home for fear of the Small Pox to which he had been exposed a few days previous,' 1850.05.15, NOC.TDM. Accompanied Thomas Damon from Enfield, CT to Hartford 1855.08.21, NOC.TDM. 'Earl Jefferson came to Hancock for the purpose of examining a woodlot bought by Joseph Patten in the edge of Vermont 7 miles from N. Adams –' 1855.09.18, NOC.TDM. Res Enfield, CT North Family 1856.08.21, NOC.TDM.
Jenkins, Edwin
m
Hancock 1842-1846
1846.01.31
Robert Jenkins family adm Hancock Shakers 1842, Robert & 6 friends kidnapped Edwin 1846, Lamson.2010, p180, 182. 'Three ruffians entered the Boys shop and carried off Edwin Jenkins, by force,' 1846.01.31, MPH.4395.
Jenkins, Ellen Marinda
f
1842
VT
1848.08.14
Hancock 1848, 1850-1851.
Brought by parents Hiram & Eunice Jenkins, age 6, 1848.08.14, DeWint.851. Age 8, in Hancock school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 8, born VT. Died age 8 yrs 8m 5d on 1851.01.30, MPH.8000 p171.
1851.01.30
Hancock
MPH.8000 p171.
Jenkins, Emma Annette
f
1844c
VT
1848.08.14
Hancock 1848, 1850-1851
1851.03.26
Brought by parents Hiram & Eunice Jenkins, age 4, 1848.08.14, DeWint.851. Age 6, in Hancock school 1850, MPH.1003a. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 8, born VT. Taken by Hiram Jenkins to NY, 1851.03.26, DeWint.851.
Jenkins, Harriet
f
Hancock 1842-1847
1847.06.27
Robert Jenkins family adm Hancock Shakers 1842; got Harriet back 1847, Lamson.2010, p180, 184. Kidnapped by her father Robert Jenkins, 1847.06.27, DeWint.851 & MPH.4395.
Jenkins, Lewis
m
Hancock 1842-1843, 1846, 1848-1849
1849.06.16
Jenkins family adm Hancock Shakers 1842, Lewis was still there 1848, Lamson.2010, p180, 182. 'In the evening Robert Jinkens & a saucy rable came on purpose to steal Lewis when meeting was dismissed as the boys were returning from the house to their shop. Out poped Jinkens with a blazing torch in his hands expecting to get poor little Lewis but he saw what was going on and made his escap this offended the whole company so that they screamed and talked like drunken mad men,' 1848.12.09, DeWint.851. The next Tues, Robert was taken with a writ, fined, & posted bond to keep the peace, MPH.4395. However, 'Robert Jenkins got a sheriff in Lee & went to Hancock and took Lewis Jenkins, they halled him along contrary to his feelings & pushed him headlong into the wagon in such a manner that a bunch swelled up on his head,' 1849.06.16, DeWint.851.
Jenkins, Pamela
f
1833c
Hancock 1842
Cared for by Nancy Riley & Sarah Smith at Hancock 1842-1843; her father could not get her away from them at first but retrieved her before 1847, Lamson.2010, p181-184.
Jenkins, Rhoda
f
Hancock 1842-1843
Feeble health 1842-1843, Lamson.2010.
Due to her ill health, the family including her husband Robert came to Hancock Shakers 1842 & stayed into 1843 at least, Lamson.2010, p180. Died 1850.05.22, age 38, NOC.12,719 (last page, among apostates).
Jenkins, Robert
m
Hancock 1842-1843
by 1846
Poor but respectable; brought his feeble wife Rhoda & family to Hancock Shakers 1842 & stayed into 1843 at least, Lamson.2010, p180-185. On 1848.12.09, tried to kidnap Lewis, but failed; 1848.12.12, Robert Jenkins had his trial & was fined, see above for full text in DeWint.851.
Jenkins, Theodore
m
Hancock 1847
1847.08.00
R.J. kidnaped Theodore,' 1847.08.00, MPH.4395.
Jennis, Eliza
f
Hancock 1829
Alt surname: Jermis. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Jennis, Nelson
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Jewett, Daniel
m
1771c
Hancock Chh F
*Seeking documentation. Died 12/27/1813, age 32 (Cathcart? In Brewer index). [NOT in SDR.NEHGR for Hancock Chh 1813; OR in OClWHi.III:A-6.]
12/27/1813
Jewett, Floretta
f
1854c
NY
Hancock 1870
Housework, 1870.
1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 16, housework, born NY.
Johnson, Betsey Ann
f
1835.06.15
Rochester, NY
1865.12.25
Tyringham 1861. Hancock 1861-1869. Tyringham 1869-1873. Hancock 1883, 1884, 1886.
Nearly blind, very feeble 1873.10.23, MPH.8000 p9. Poor health 1883, Boston Dr. Cobb treated cough 1884.09.00, MPH.8000 p117.
From Office deaconess to assistant Eldress, 1867. Office deaconess, 1869, 1873. Milliner & housework, 1886.
Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Moved from Tyringham to Hancock c1861, MPH.8000 p4. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 29, born NY state. Signed covenant 1865.12.25, NOC.13,602, p56. At Office, then sent to live with Eldress Jennet 1867.04.07; To Tyringham to be Office deaconess 1869.11.14, MPH.8000 p4,6. Released 1873.10.23, MPH.8000 p4,6. Announced impending visit, Betsey Johnson letter to Groveland 1883.07.23, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Visited Sonyea 1883, MPH.8000 p115-116. 'Betsey is some better but not very well her cough is very troublesome yet, but she has worked in the kitchen the three past weeks, although rather heavy for her she appears about as well as when she went in,' Lucy J. Osborn letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Eldress, Manifesto 11:86, MPH.1791. Died age 51, 1886.10.26, of bronchial consumption, MPH.8000 p18, 209; age 51y 4m 11d, buried west Pittsfield cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Born Rochester, NY, daughter of Joseph & Lenna Henrietta Johnson; milliner & housework; died of consumption, west Pittsfield Shakers, Oct 26, 1886, Hancock MVR.
1886.10.26
Hancock
Bronchial Consumption
MPH.8000 p18, 209. MVR.
Johnson, Henrietta
f
1803
MA
Hancock 1870, 1880
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 67, no occupation, born MA. At Hancock East Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 76, at home, born MA.
Johnson, Jeremiah
m
1793c
Hancock 1819
Age 26, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Johnson, Joseph 1st
m
1699c
Hancock 1782.
Died Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 83, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1782
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Johnson, Joseph 2d
m
1740.04.28
1793
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1824.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock 1803, MPH.1314. Age 79, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died Hancock West Family Jan 1824, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 83, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1824.01.24
Hancock
MPH.8000 p163.
Johnson, Joseph 3d
m
1760
New Lebanon 1793-1796. Hancock 1796
Born 1760, adm New Lebanon 1793, moved to Hancock 1796, OClWHi.III:B-18, p179.
Johnson, Josiah
m
1791c
Hancock 1819
Formerly named Simeon; age 28, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Johnson, Julia H.
f
1829.12.13
Rochester, Monroe Co, NY
1834c
1865.12.25
Tyringham 1834-1860. Hancock 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872, 1874, 1876
Tailoress, 1870 census.
From Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Adm Tyringham with 2 younger sisters c1834; with Shakers 42 years, Julia Johnson, 'Reminiscences of Shaker Life,' The Credit Foncier of Sinaloa 4.24 (September 1, 1889), 185-86, 189. Wrote of the Era of Manifestations: Julia Johnson, “Tyringham,” in Henry Blinn, Manifestation of Spiritualism Among the Shakers, 1837-1847 (East Canterbury, NH, 1899), 77-88. Wrote poetry book (1855), OClWHi.X:B-19. The Chh made a present to Julia H. Johnson of $250 & the East Family $50 'to assist her in taking care of Henrietta Johnson her mother,' 1856.02.10, HSV.861-a. Moved from Tyringham 2d Family to Chh Family 1856.11.12, NOC.TDM. Released as Tyringham Chh Eldress 1860.10.21 & moved to Hancock 1860.12.05, NOC.TDM. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 35, born NY state. Signed covenant 1865.12.25, NOC.13,602, p56. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 39, tailoress, born NY. Named deaconess, 1872.02.11, NOC.10,467. 'Chh Elders from Hancock and Julia Johnson come over to make a Chh visit & especially to see the Ministry concerning Mariah Doane,' Watervliet, NY 1874.01.06, OClWHi.V:B-120. Left the Shakers ca. 1876 (see her 1889 reminiscences). Wrote newspaper article, 'More About the Shakers,' Berkshire Gleaner (Lee, MA), July 11, 1906, p. 1.
Johnson, Martha
f
1846.03.00
St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada
1874.12.25
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1869-1870, 1873-1874, 1880, 1883, 1885-1886, 1889-1890, 1893, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1910-1911.
To Enfield CT to be treated by Dr. Frizzell, 1886.12.29, MPH.8000 p118.
Dressmaker, 1870. Girls' caretaker, 1873. Seamstress, 1880. Schoolteacher, 1885-1886. Office deaconess, 1893. Trustee, 1906. Manager?, 1910. Trustee, 1911. Guardian for a girl, 1908.
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 3, b. Canada, school within year. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 9, b. Canada. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 14, b. Canada, school within year. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 19, b. St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. From Hancock East to Chh Family 1867.11.27; 2d Eldress 1869.11.14, MPH.8000 p5,6. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 24, dressmaker, b. New Brunswick. Girls' caretaker 1873.10.28, MPH.8000 p9. Signed covenant 1874.12.25, NOC.13,602, p57. At Hancock East Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's East) family 539: age 34, seamstress, b. Canada, parents b. England. Visited NYC & Philadelphia 1883, MPH.8000 p116. Schoolteacher 1885-1886, MPH.1003d-e. Toured eastern societies, White Mountains, Boston, 1889, MPH.8000 p19. Hancock Chh Eldress 1890, NOC.13.361. When Hancock Ministry was abolished, she became Hancock Chh Office deaconess 1893.06.18, MPH.370, p89. At Hancock Chh Office 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 107: b. Canada (Eng.) March 1846, age 54, immigrated to U.S. 1849. 'Sales Lady & Manager' with M. Frances Hall 1903-1904. Named trustee 1906.02.08, NOC.10.345. Guardian for a girl, Nov 1908, MPH.1008. 1910 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Office?] family 372: age 64, 'Magr_.' Trustee, 1911.10.05, NOC.10,345. Died at Chh Family Office, MPH.1790. Died age 65 in 1911, MPH.8000 p219. Photos, MPH, OClWR.
1911.09.15
Hancock
MPH.8000 p219. MPH.5218.
Johnson, Mary Ann
f
1856.07.06
1865.02.04
Hancock 1865
I Saw Julia Sweetland at the Depot in Springfield. She told me that she had been to West Pittsfield to take Mary Ann but did not succeed,' 1/16/1865, DeWint.824 (Brewer index). 'Elder Thomas went to Hancock to see the selectmen about Mary Ann Johnson' 2/1/1865, DeWint.824 (Brewer index). Hancock overseers of the poor indentured her to Hancock Trustees 1865.02.03, until she reached age 18 on 1874.07.06, MPH.1004.
Johnson, Myra May
f
1894c
1898.09.12
Hancock 1898
1898.10.19
Arrived Hancock East Family 1898.09.12, age 4; departed East Family 1898.09.12, age 5, MPH.5218.
Johnson, Parthena
f
1861c
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 9, at school, born Louisiana.
Johnson, Rachel/Lucy
f
1769.01.02
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1846.
Lucy: Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Formerly Lucy, age 50, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 76 in 1846, MPH.8000 p169; OR age 77 on 1845.02.13, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Death 1845.02.13 registered March 1846, single, age 77, died of palsy, birthplace unknown, daughter of Joseph Johnson, Hancock MVR.
1845.02.13
Hancock
Palsy, MVR.
MVR. MPB.HVR-13, p71.
Johnson, Simeon
m
Hancock 1826
1826.11.02
Left to marry Betsy Ann Langworthy, 'Married,' Pittsfield Sun, November 2, 1826.
Johnson, Susannah
f
Hancock 1792.
Death 1792, MPH.8000 p156.
1792
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Johnson, Willard
m
1802.05.05
Tyringham, MA
Hancock 1851, 1862, 1865-1867.
Illness, unspecified, 1851.09.06, NOC.TDM. 'Has a swelling on his brest bone, which has formed into a running sore,' Hancock Ministry to Harvard Ministry 1852.06.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Had measles, 1857.04.04, NOC.TDM.
Elder 1862, 1865-1867.
Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Shaker since early youth, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, March 28, 1867. On visit to Shirley, got very sick; 'We found Br. Willard in a critical condition and under the care of Br. Thomas Corbett of Canterbury whose arrival with that of Sister Fanny J’s had preceded ours but a few hours. Up to this time Willard had been treated with Calomel blisters, leeches, &c. and nothing bettered but rather grew worse. He was now put under a course of water treatment and immediately began to improve,' 1851.09.06, NOC.TDM. 'Willard the Elder Sister & others sick with the Measles,' 1857.04.04, NOC.TDM. At Tyringham before becoming Hancock West Family Elder 1862.07.23, MPH.8000 p2. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): head of family, age 63, born Tyringham, MA. Attested West Family covenant 1866.03.27, MPH.854. Removed from Eldership 1867.03.30, MPH.8000 p4. Died age 64 in 1867, MPH.8000 p177. Died at Hancock West Family age 65, SDR.NEHGR p127. 'Elder Willard Johnson at Hancock fell senseless to the floor last Thursday night after their meeting & departed this life Friday about half past one,' 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, March 28, 1867. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1867.03.22
Hancock
Apoplexy, 'Deaths,' Pittsfield Sun, March 28, 1867; OClWHi.III:A-12.
MPH.8000 p177. SDR.NEHGR p127.
Jones, John
m
1842c
NY
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 13, born NY.
Jones, Mary T?
f
1838c
Ireland
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 12, born Ireland.
Jones, Robert
m
Hancock 1900
Miller, 1900.
Ran Hancock Shaker sawmill with William Jones, Ira Lawson letter to Br. Joseph 1900.02.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Jones, Thomas
m
1813c
NY
Hancock 1855
Farmer, 1855.
1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): farmer, age 42, born NY.
Jones, William
m
Hancock 1900
Miller, 1900.
Ran Hancock Shaker sawmill with Robert Jones, Ira Lawson letter to Br. Joseph 1900.02.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Jonquith, Mary
f
Hancock 1846
Went to the world in the evening, 1846.08.06, NOC.TDM.
Joslin, Harriet Amelia
f
1839.12.01
North Adams, MA
1843.08.29
1860
Hancock 1843, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1877, 1880, 1883.
Dairywoman, 1870. At Office, 1877. Dairy, 1880. Keeping house, 1880. Seamstress, 1883.
Alt surnames: Jocelin, Joselyns. Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p72. Brought to Hancock 2d Family by her aunt 1843.08.29, DeWint.826. At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 11, born MA. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 16, born MA. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1860.06.10, NOC.10,802. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Hancock East Family): age 22?, born NY. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 26, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 31, dairywoman, born MA. To Hancock Office 1877.05.10, NOC.10,467. Chh Family Dwelling to dairy 1880.04.10, MPH.8000 p12. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 41, keeping house, born MA. Age 45 at death in Nov 1883, MPH.8000 p207. Died age 44y 11m 30d on 1883.10.30, HVR-BA.13, p72. Born North Adams, MA, daughter of Joseph & Mary Jane (Brownson) Joslin; seamstress; died of consumption age 44y 11m 30d, Hancock MVR.
1883.11.30
Hancock
Consumption, MVR.
MPH.8000 p207. HTR.
Jump, Idella
f
1859c
MA
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 11, at school, born MA.
Jump, Mary Ann
f
1857.04.04
Grand Gorge, NY
Hancock 1865, 1867, 1870, 1875
Housework, 1870 census.
1875
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 8, born Roxbury, NY. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 13, housework, born NY. Her father died when she was 'very young,' so her mother took her, her sisters & brothers & went to the Shakers; Mary left the Shakers at age 18 [c1875] & married Samuel Thorpe of New Kingston, NY, then moved to Roxbury NY; widowed with several small children, she raised them alone; see obituary for Mary (Jump) Thorpe, Catskill Mt News, May 22, 1936, p5.
Jump, Nancy Loretta
f
1855c
NY
ca. 1865
Hancock 1865, 1867, 1873
Little girls' caretaker, 1873.
8/7/1874
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 10, born Roxbury, NY. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. Visited Enfield CT 1873.06.18, age 18, OClWHi.V:B-16. Released as caretaker of little girls 1873.10.23, NOC.10,467. Left at age 20, 8/7/1874, NOC.10,345 (Brewer index).
Kearney, Patrick
m
1820c
Ireland
Hancock 1865
Farm laborer, 1865.
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 45, born Ireland, married, farm laborer.
Kelleher, James
m
Hancock 1892.
Hired man, 1892.
Employee killed by windlass handle (used to raise a beef carcass) striking back of his head, 1892.12.14, MPH.370, p88.
Kellogg, Hawley
m
Hancock 1849
Hawley Kellogg came to Hancock to see Elder Grove relative to his [in ciphertext: having another privilege w/ believers. no success] 1849.04.02, NOC.TDM.
Kellogg, Stoughton
m
Hancock 1852
Went from the South Family to the North to live, May 19, 1852, MPH.4395.
Kibbee, Sarah
f
1780
Hancock 1827
Res Hancock 1827, Testimony, 1827.01.24, OClWHi.VI:A-4; OClWHi.VI:B-42: p77. [Res New Lebanon East/Hill Family, located in Hancock; see New Lebanon index for more information.] Born New Lebanon, NY, daughter of Aaron & Sarah Kibbee; she died age 80 of old age in Dec 1845, Hancock MVR.
1845.12.00
Hancock
Old age
MVR.
Killingsworth, Betty Ann
f
Enfield CT, 1851. Hancock 1851
Moved from Enfield CT South Family to Hancock MA, 1851.05.15, DeWint.851.
Kimble, Anna Louise
f
1918c
1928.04.28
Hancock 1928
1928.09.12
Arrived Hancock 1928.04.28, age 10; left 5 months later, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1928, MPH.5220.
Kingstown, Margaret
f
1865c
Hancock 1817.
African American: 'A Color'd woman,' MPH.8000 p161. Res Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 52 at death, in Hancock Deaths, DeWint.826. 'A woman of colour,' NOC.12,719.
1817.05.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p161.
Kirsten, Caroline Wilhemina
f
1881.05.28
1888.04.22
Hancock 1888-1895, 1899.
Birthdate estimated from death record. Arrival noted 1888.04.22, MPH.370, p86. Age 6-13, in Hancock school 1888-1895, MPH.1003g-n. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. A girl at the Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Died age 18 yrs 1m 28d, MPH.8000 p217. Carrie died of a relapse of typhoid, 1899.07.26, MPH.370. Died of meningitis following typhoid fever, born NYC, occupation housework, parents Charles & Lizzie Kirsten, parents' birthplaces not given, Hancock MVR.
1899.07.26
Hancock
Typhoid fever & meningitis
MPH.8000 p217.
Kirsten, Rudolph Charles
m
1880c
1888.04.22
Hancock 1888-1893, 1895, 1897
1897.05.11
Arrival noted 1888.04.22, MPH.370, p86. Age 8-14, in Hancock school 1888-1893, MPH.1003g-l. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. A boy at the Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Left Hancock 1897.05.11, age 18, MPH.5218; at age 19, MPH.370, p91.
Kline, Jared
m
1831.02.10
Hancock 1831
1831?
Adm 1831.02.10, then 'cleard out,' DeWint.826.
Knowles, Lilla
f
1886.09.07
1899.04.06
Hancock 1899-1900, 1904
1904.03.17
Alt name: Lily. From Worcester, MA? Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1899.04.06, age 12, MPH.5218. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 6: age 13, born MA Sept 1886, in school. Departure from Chh Family noted 1904, age 17, MPH.5218.
Knowles, Miriam Ernestine
f
1893.02.18
1899.04.06
Hancock 1899-1901
1901.09.30
From Worcester, MA? Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1899.04.06, age 6, MPH.5218. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 6: age 7, born MA Feb 1893, at school. Birthdate; in school Sept 27, 1901, MPH.1007-a. Departure noted 1901.09.30, age 8, MPH.5218.
Lamson, Abby Grace
f
1843.04.32
Hancock 1843-1844
Res Hancock 1843-1844; name from Peter Hoehnle, Lamson.2010 p58, 67, 210.
Lamson, David R.
m
1843.04.30
Hancock 1843-1844
Adm previous week, met with Hancock 2d Family for first time 1843.04.30, DeWint.826. Wrote Two Years' Experience Among the Shakers (West Boylston, MA, 1848).
Lamson, Mary
f
1843.04.30
Hancock 1843-1844
Wife of David R. Lamson, res Hancock 1843-1844, Lamson.2010 p88.
Lamson, Mary Agnes
f
1843.04.31
Hancock 1843-1844
Res Hancock 1843-1844; name from Peter Hoehnle, Lamson.2010 p58, 67, 210.
Landon, Silvester
m
1793c
1817.07.30
1823
Hancock 1817, 1819-1820, 1823
Alt name: Sylvester. Adm Hancock Chh Family 1817.07.30 & donated $10, MPH.1314. Age 26, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Donated $31.20 to the chh 1820.05.22, NOC.10,804. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854.
Lane, Job T.
m
1808c
Hancock 1819, 1844
Postmaster, 1844.
Age 11, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Named postmaster at west Pittsfield; see ad, Pittsfield Sun, February 8, 1844.
Lane, John
m
1840c
NY
Hancock 1850, 1854-1855
Laborer, 1854-1855.
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 10, born NY. 'John [Lane?], a youth of the Hancock West Family upset a load of hay in the road near our Grist Mill and was himself taken up for dead, but after a while he came to himself,' 1854.08.05, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 16, laborer, born NY.
Langworthy, Betsey Ann
f
1805c
MA
Hancock 1819, 1826
1826.00.00
Age 14, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Left to marry Simeon Johnson, 'Married,' Pittsfield Sun, November 2, 1826.
Langworthy, Betsy
f
1770-73c
MA
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1850, 1854.
Age 46, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 78, born MA. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died age 82, Hancock Ministry letter to Ministry, 1854.07.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died age 84, MPH.8000 p200; age 80, 1852.05.27?, SDR.NEHGR p128. NF Hancock or Pittsfield, MVR.
1854.06.19
Hancock
MPH.8000 p200.
Langworthy, Frederick W.B.D.S.
m
1800c
Hancock 1819
Age 9, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Langworthy, Henry D.
m
1813c
Hancock 1819
Age 6, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Langworthy, Lucy H.
f
1804c
Hancock 1819
Age 15, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Langworthy, Minerva B.
f
1808c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1840.
Age 11, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 32 in 1840, MPH.8000 p168; of consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1840.04.30
Hancock
Consumption, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p168.
Langworthy, Steuben
m
1810c
1834.12.08
Hancock 1829, 1834, 1838
1838.01.22
Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1834.12.08, NOC.13,602, p48. Left 1838.01.22, NOC.13,602, p35. Died 1877.06.22, age 67, MPB.HVR-13, p72. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1877.06.22
Hancock
MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Larkin, Bessie
f
1881c
Hancock 1892-1895, 1898
1898.11.12
Age 10-13, in Hancock school 1892-1895, MPH.1003k-n. Departure from Hancock East Family noted, age 17, in 1898, MPH.5218.
Larkin, Mary
f
1882c
Hancock 1890-1891
Age 8-9, in Hancock school 1891-1892, MPH.1003i-j. [Possibly the same person as Bessie?]
Launsbury, Julia
f
1887c
1897.06.26
Hancock 1897-1898, 1900
1900.12.22
Alt surnames: Lounsbury, Lounsborough, Lownsborough. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1897.06.26, age 10, MPH.5218. Age 10-11, in Hancock school 1897-1898, MPH.1003p-q. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 6: age 13, born MA Mar 1887, in school. Departure noted 1900.12.22, age 13, MPH.5218. Ran away in the night 2 days ago with Miriam Estabrook, aided by John Drake Jr, a hired man; were returned by police 1900.12.20, MPH.370 p93. Julia went to Dalton to live with a private family the next day, MPH.370 p93.
Lavel, Thomas J.
m
1836c
MA
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 14, born MA.
Lawson, Ira Remington
m
1835.04.25
CT
1851c
1851
Hancock 1851, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1860, 1862-1863, 1865, 1870-1871, 1873, 1880, 1883, 1889-1890, 1894-1895, 1900, 1905.
Dangerously ill; see headline-less tidbit, Pittsfield Sun, July 16, 1873. To Hoboken NJ for 3 weeks for sickness 1890, MPH.8000 p121.
Gardener, 1855. Elder, 1857. Farm supt, 1860. Trustee, 1862. Farmer, 1863. Peddler, 1865. Trustee, 1870-1905. Farmer, 1900.
Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 'Ira R. Lawson came to Enfield – staid over the Sabbath, and I [Thomas Damon] accompanied him to Thompson Ct. to see his friends and from there to Providence R.I. where he received a small patrimony amounting to $100. At Providence we took a Steam Boat for New York – distant 30 miles – had a beautiful ride – staid over night, viewed the beach and ocean took a bath & returned to Providence much pleased with our trip,' 1855.05.12, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry's): age 21, gardener, born CT. Appointed to live in the Eldership with Br. David Terry – Age 28, 1857.11.22, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: 26, farm supt, born CT. Named Chh Office Trustee 1862.07.23, MPH.8000 p2. Signed covenant 1862.12.25, NOC.13,602, p56. Birthdate, place, occupation farmer noted, 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 31, born CT, peddler. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, family 1526: age 36, trustee, $30,000 real estate, $5,500 personal estate, born CT; Eliza Van Valen was housekeeper at Office where they lived. April 1871 he eloped with Eliza VanValen, repented & returned, 'Matrimonial,' Pittsfield Sun, June 15, 1871. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: 1st brother listed, age 46, divorced, farmer, born CT. Visited NYC & Phila Oct 1883, MPH.8000 p116. Toured eastern societies, White Mountains, Boston 1889, MPH.8000 p19. Hancock East Family Trustee 1894.10.02, MPH.8000 p21. Hancock Chh Office Trustee 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, family 107 [Hancock Office]: born CT April 1835, age 65, farmer. See his letters, 1900-1901, OClWHi.IV:B-20. Elder at death, MPH.8000 p218. Obituary: 'Died at the Church Office, after a week’s illness from pneumonia and heart trouble Ira Remington Lawson, aged 70 years 11 mos 5 days. He had been a member since his 18th year [c1853] and was Trustee since 1865 and member of the Central Ministry since 1899,' 1905.04.05, NOC.10,345. 'We miss him everywhere, for he was a man in a thousand, able to command and to do, keen, kind, honest, quick to understand and to sympathize ... He left all business in good condition.... All was accomplished by his wise thought for when he assumed the care there was nothing but a debt, as a start. Of course this is held and he used only the interest, working closely not to disturb what he garnered,' Fidella Estabrook letter 1905.07.23, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Photos, MPH, NCH, OClWR.
1905.04.05
Hancock
Pneumonia & heart trouble
Age 70 yrs 11m 5d at death, MPH.8000 p218.
Leary, Frank
m
Hancock 1929
Superintendent of West Pittsfield Shaker farms, 1929.
At Caroline Helfrich funeral, superintended West Pittsfield farms, presumably the Shakers' hireling, 'Honor Eldress Helfrich at Funeral,' Berkshire Eagle, 1929.02.16.
Leasure, Charles S.
m
1843.02.11
Hancock 1843, 1845
1845.08.17
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1843.02.11; ran away 1845.08.17, DeWint.826.
Leavitt, Mary Amanda
f
1836c
ME
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 14, born ME. Age 14, in school 1850, MPH.1003a.
Leland, Mary Elizabeth
f
1859.11.01
MA
1863.07.25
Hancock 1863, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1878
Little girls' caretaker, 1878.
1879.10.00
Alt name: Lizzie. Age 3, from the Monson MA Alms House, indentured in 1863 to Willard Johnson until 1877.11.01 (age 18); alias Murphy, MPH.6205. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 5, from Munson, MA. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 10, in school, born MA. Lizzie Leland taked the little girls 1878.05.15; Lizzie leaves her good home 1878.10.00, NOC.10,467.
Letherwell, Susan
f
1807c
Hancock 1819
Age 12, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Levitt, Amanda
f
Hancock 1851
1851.02.03
Went away 1851.02.03, MPH.8329.
Lewis, Florence
f
1872c
Hancock 1886.
Listed between non-Shaker tenant & hireling, MPH.8000 p229. Died age 14 yrs 8m in June 1886, MPH.8000 p229.
1886.06.20
Hancock
Consumption
MPH.8000 p229.
Lewis, Rhoda
f
1808c
Hancock 1819
Age 11, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Little, Alfred
m
1845c
England
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 15, born England.
Litton?, Florence
f
1848c
CT
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock East Family): age 12, born CT. Surname appears to be 'Sistor,' 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 17, born CT.
Lockwood, Elizabeth
f
Hancock 1831, 1843
At Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Lockwood, John
m
1791.03.15
New Canaan, CT
Groveland 1847. Hancock 1855. New Lebanon 1855
Elder, 1855.
Names, Ages & Birthplaces, OClWHi.III:A-8. Visited Hancock from Groveland 1847.05.08, DeWint.851. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 133 [New Lebanon Hill Family]: head of family, age 64, wagon maker, born CT. Elder, visited Enfield, CT from New Lebanon Hill Family 1855.08.16, NOC.TDM.
Lockwood, Susannah
f
1842.01.18
Hancock 1831, 1842-1843, 1846-1847
1847.01.15
At Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed covenant 1842.01.18, NOC.13,602, p50. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock North Family? 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Left for the world (Albany) 1847.01.05, NOC.TDM.
Loomis, Amanda
f
1842c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census Hancock, family 24, age 13, born CT.
Loomis, Lucy
f
1801c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 54, born CT.
Lougee, Edmond
m
Hancock 1816.
Record of Deaths, MPH.1314.
1816.09.12
Hancock
MPH.1314.
Love, William
m
1841c
MA
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family, Pittsfield, MA): age 9, born MA.
Loveland, Orren
m
Hancock 1851
Hired man, 1851.
Alt surname: Lovely. 'At Hancock a hired man by the name of Orin Lovely was found dead in the field with his gun in his hand it was supposed he shot his own brains out on Sat P.M. of the 24th as there was a gun heard to go off in that direction,' 1851.05.25, DeWint.851. See also 1851.05.25, MPH.8329. NF Hancock or Pittsfield, MVR.
1851.05.25
Hancock
Gunshot Suicide?
DeWint.851.
Lyman, Harvey
m
1854.06.05
Enfield CT 1852. Hancock 1854
1854.06.00
Replaced Elisha Allen as Enfield, CT Elder, Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1852.06.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. After his brother Edward eloped from Enfield, CT, with Caroline Blodgett, Harvey moved to Hancock '& appears to feel tolerable comfortable as to the change, as much so, as could be expected,' Grove Wright letter to Ministry, 1854.06.05, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Adm Hancock 1854.05.26, NOC.TDM. But a month later, 'Harvey Lyman has turned like the Dog to his vomit &c. and has got married,' Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard, 1854.06.26, OClWHi.IV:A-10.
Lynch, Elizabeth
f
1849.04.30
Hancock 1849
1849.07.06
Alt surname: Linch. Came from Greenfield on foot, 1849.04.30, DeWint.851. 'E. Lynch went after strawberries and did not return,' 1849.07.06, DeWint.851.
Mabee, Abraham
m
1770c
1831.03.09
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1831-1832, 1840.
Alt surname: Maybee. Father of Simon (Cathcart? Brewer index). Age 49, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Came to 2d Family to live 1831.03.09, DeWint.812. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 70 in June 1840, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1840.06.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p168.
Mabee, Mary
f
1773c
NY
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865-1866.
Alt surname: Maybee. Mother of Simon (Cathcart? Brewer index). Age 46, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 78, born NY. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 83, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 88, born NY. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 93, born NY, widow. Died at Hancock East Family Oct 1866, SDR.NEHGR p128. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1866.10.15
Hancock
Age 95 at death, MPH.8000 p177.
Mabee, Simon Sr.
m
1796.05.00 4/30/1796 or 4/30/1786
Schuyler Lake, NY
1807.05.29
1819.01.20
Hancock 1804, 1807, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1849-1850, 1854-1858, 1860-1861, 1865-1867, 1870, 1880, 1888.
Elder 1831? Trustee, 1843. Farmer, 1855, 1865 & 1880. Elder, 1858, 1860-1861, 1867, 1870. Trustee, 1866.
Alt surname: Maybee. 2 dates of birth: Cathcart? & DeWint.1061, (Brewer index). Came to Shakers as a small boy age 8 [c1804], MPH.8000 p209. Simon Sr. adm Hancock Chh 1807.05.29, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1819.01.20, MPH.854. Age 23, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant (5th brother) 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, brothers' row 1, #2, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d Trustee, Hancock, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Visited Enfield, CT 1849.09.05, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 54, birthplace unknown. Visited eastern societies 1854.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 59, farmer, born NY. Elder; 'Started for the Salt Water at West Haven Conn,' 1856.08.12, returned Aug 23, NOC.TDM. Visited Watervliet NY 1857.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. 'Elder Br. Simon Mabee fell from the great beams to the floor in a barn at the North House and injured him badly,' 1858.02.17, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 2215: age 64, Elder, $91,000 real estate, $19,938 personal estate, born NY. Elder 1860.10.07; released 1861.03.18, MPH.8000 p1,4. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 69, born NY, farmer. Named Trustee 1866.03.28; led Hancock West Family 1867.03.30, MPH.8000 p1,4. Elder when West Family was broken up, was transferred to East Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 1524: age 74, Elder, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 539: head of family, age 84, farmer, born NY. Died age 91 yrs 9m in 1888, MPH.8000 p209. Died 1888.07.31, age 99y 1m, HVR-BA.13, p72. Born Schuyler Lake, NY, son of Abram & MaryMaybee; farmer; died age 91y 9m of general debility on Jan 1, 1888, Hancock MVR,
1888.01.31
Hancock
General debility, MVR.
MPH.8000 p209. SDR.NEHGR. MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Magee, Nelson
m
1845c
Canada
Hancock 1860
1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215, age 15, born Canada [or Canaan?].
Mallory, Persis
f
1793c
Hancock 1819
Age 26, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Maloon, John
m
Hancock 1853
Name might be Matoon; or perhaps Malone, misspelled. Came from the East Family to the 2d Family to live 1853.04.14, MPH.4395.
Mantle, Elizabeth/Betty
f
Hancock 1822
Letter to her uncle John Mantle, his res New Lebanon, thanking him for bringing her among the people of God when she was a child, and assuring him of her comfort at Hancock, 1822.12.08, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
Mapes, Daniel
m
1832.06.25
Hancock 1832, 1836, 1839
1839.11.06
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1832.06.25, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Went to New Lebanon to be doctored, 2/28/1839, DeWint.834 (Brewer index). Went off 1839.11.06, DeWint.826.
Mapes, Frances Patten
f
1835.06.16
Hancock 1836, 1839
1839.10.10
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1836.06.16, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Ran away 1839.10.10, DeWint.826.
Mapes, Persis Ann
f
1827c
Hancock 1849.
Alt name: Persia. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died age 22 in May 1849, MPH.8000 p202. 'Persis Moses' died age 22 at Hancock 1849.05.05, DeWint.851.
1849.05.05
Hancock
MPH.8000 p202. DeWint.851.
Mapes, Phebe
f
Hancock 1836, 1846-1847
In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Res 2d Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p58. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 1847.06.30, DeWint.851. During Hancock Ministry's absence Nov 10 to Dec 10, there was [written in ciphertext:]'quite an outpouring of the sisters of the second family at hancock, amy wears, charlotte wears, electa ocs & phebe mapes,' 1847.12.10, NOC.TDM.
Markham, Hannah
f
1775.12.09
CT
1793.12.28
1814
Hancock 1793, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860-1861.
Deaconess, 1831.
Alt surname: Marcom. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.11.05, NOC.10,804. At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 44, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, 1st row, nearest the world's people, Hancock Chh Family 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Chh Family 1st deaconess, 1831.12.19, DeWint.1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Chh Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p59. Visited Enfield, CT 1849.09.05, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 74, born CT. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh): age 79, CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 84, born CT. Age 72 at death in Feb 1861, MPH.8000 p174. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1861.02.19
Hancock
MPH.8000 p174.
Markham, Jehiel Jr.
m
1769.11.23
1791.06.24
1814
Hancock 1791, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1849-1850.
Confined to sick house 1849.08.04.
Adm Hancock 1791.06.24, NOC.10,804. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 50, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Confined to the sick house & requires much labor to take care of, 1849.08.04, Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died age 80 in Jan 1850, MPH.8000 p171; MPB.HVR-13, p71. Farmer, died of old age, Hancock MVR.
1850.01.20
Hancock
In a Fit,' 1850.01.20, DeWint.851.
MPH.8000 p171. SDR.NEHGR p124. MPB.HVR-13, p71.
Markham, Jehiel Sr.
m
1746.04.04
1793.10.02
1814
Hancock 1793-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1835.
Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.10.02, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 73, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Died age 89 in May 1835, MPH.8000 p166
1835.05.21
Hancock
MPH.8000 p166. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Markham, Jonathan
m
1780.04.04
Hancock 1803
In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family, 1803, MPH.1314.
Markham, Joseph Sr.
m
1742.06.25
1793.11.05
Canaan 1793. Hancock 1793-1796, 1803, 1810, 1812, 1817.
Came from Canaan Shakers to gather in at Hancock East House 1793.11.05, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh 1794-1796, MPH.1788. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Visited Harvard 1810.04.28, OClWHi.V:B-58. Testimony: NOC.13,363: p87. May have been the same one who left these testimonies: OClWHi.VI:A-6; OClWHi.VI:B-10: p215; OClWHi.VI:B-40: p118; Test.1816: 212, 223, 225, 233, 238, 362. Died Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123. Age 75 at death, MPH.8000 p161. Died age 74, 1817.03.28, OClWHi.III.B-12.
1817.03.28
Hancock
MPH.8000 p161.
Markham, Sarah
f
1772.03.00
Richmond, MA
Hancock 1796, 1829, 1843, 1846, 1849-1850, 1853.
Troubled for years with a Cancer on her Breast Sabbath Eve 19th [Apr 1846] It burst as she was undressing to go to bed & ran a stream,' DeWint.851.
Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p71. At Enfield, CT, 1792 (Cathcart? Brewer index). Appointed 2d Eldress in Hancock Bishopric Ministry 1796.10.03, MPH.8342. 2d Eldress in Hancock Ministry 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Released from Ministry, 5/20/1834 (Cathcart? Brewer index). Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Sister Ruth Johnson came from New Lebanon to see Sarah Markham's cancer, 1846.09.10, 1846.10.06, DeWint.851. 'Sister Sarah appears to be failing her cancer effection appears to be working all over her, and particularly in her eyes,' Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard, 1849.02.07, OClWHi.IV:A-19. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 78, born CT. Died age 81 in June 1853, MPH.8000 p172; of cancer, OClWHi.III:A-6. Died age 81y 3m, 1853.06.21, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Born Richmond, MA, daughter of Jehiel & Sarah Markham, died of cancer June 21, 1853, Hancock MVR.
1853.06.22
Hancock
Cancer, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p172. MPB.HVR-13, p71.
Markham, Solomon
m
Hancock 1794-1796
Alt first name: Zalmon. Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Markham, William
m
1762.11.28
Hancock 1829, 1831, 1843-1844.
At evening, Billy Markham had a palsy fit,' MPH.4395.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 'Billy' signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Age 74 at death, July 1844, MPH.8000 p168.
1844.07.01
Hancock
MPH.8000. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Martin, Caty Teresa
f
1876c
MA
Hancock 1880, 1885-1891
At Hancock East Family c1880, OClWHi.III:B-45. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 4, born MA. Alt name: Katie, age 9-14, in Hancock school 1885-1891, MPH.1003d-i.
Martin, Diana
f
Hancock 1829
Mentioned in 1827 testimony of Zipporah Cory, so she was among Shakers before Ann Lee died in 1784. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Martin, James
f
1830c
Ireland
Hancock 1880
Farmhand, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 50, married, farmhand, born Ireland.
Martin, Martha
f
1845c
MA
Hancock 1880
Maid of all work, 1880 census.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 35, married, maid of all work, born MA.
Martin, Susan
f
1845
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 20, born MA.
Mathers, Jennie
f
1880c
Hancock 1888-1893, 1898
1898.11.14
Age 7-12, in Hancock school 1888-1893, MPH.1003g-l. Departure from Hancock East Family noted in 1898, age 18, MPH.5218.
Mathews, Luisa
f
Hancock ?-1903
1903.08.18
Luise Mathews, 23, who has been living at the Office for some years, left to live with her relations,' 1903.08.18, NOC.10,345.
Matthews, Susan/Susie
f
1880.10.00
MA?
1903.06.29
Hancock 1891-1895, 1900, 1903
1903
Age 10-16, in Hancock school 1891-1895, MPH.1003j-n. Age 16, removed to East Family 1900.05.31, MPH.370. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born Oct 1880, age 19 [rest is illegible]. Returned from East Family to live at the Office 1900.08.20, MPH.370. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1903.06.29, NOC.13,605. Departure from Office noted 1903, age 22, MPH.5218.
Mattoon, Daisy Viola
f
1892c
1897.08.19
Hancock 1897
1897.08.26
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1897.08.19, age 5; left a week later, MPH.5218.
Mattoon, Minnie Gertrude
f
1889c
1897.08.19
Hancock 1897
1897.08.26
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1897.08.19, age 8; left a week later, MPH.5218.
May, Hezekiah
m
1790c
CT
Hancock 1865
Shoemaker, 1865.
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 75, born CT, widower, shoemaker.
Maynard, Sadie
f
1878.02.01
Boston, MA (Cathcart? Brewer index)
1946
New Lebanon? 1919. New Lebanon 1925. Hancock 1952.
Birthdate estimated from death record, MPB.HVR-13, p73. Attended J. Holden's funeral, 'Pay Beautiful Tributes to Elder Joseph's Memory,' obituary perhaps from Berkshire Eagle, April 30, 1919, HSV archives. Res Hancock for 7 years before her death (HTR, Brewer index). Died age 75 at Hancock Chh Family 1952.12.26, NOC.13,420.
1952.12.26 or 1953.12.26
NOC.13,420. MPB.HVR-13, p73.
McCabe, Jane
f
Hancock 1851
Visited Enfield CT from Hancock, 1851.10.18, DeWint.851.
McCarty, John
m
1857c
MA
Hancock 1865, 1870
Alt surname: McCarthy. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 8, taken from Monson, MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 13, born MA, attended school within year.
McCarty, Kelly
m
1855c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 10, taken from Monson, MA.
McClure, Mary
f
1765.11.17
1791.01.15
1814
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1816, 1818.
Alt name: Miriam. Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. 'Miriam McClue' visited Harvard 1816.09.12, OClWHi.V:B-58. Died age 52 in May 1818, MPH.8000 p161.
1818.05.27
MPH.8000 p161.
McCue, Michael
m
1850c
Ireland
Hancock 1880
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 30, at school, born Ireland.
McDermott, John
m
Hancock 1890.
2 months' illness, hospitalized Feb 14
Hired man 1883-1890.
Hancock Shakers' hired man for nearly 7 years before March 1890, MPH.8000 p230. Died at House of Mercy, Pittsfield, MA; his relative? Tom McDermott sent a hack to bring Catharine Pepper, Elizabeth Thornber, Lucy J. Osborne, & Oliver Stevens to the funeral at a Catholic Church in Pittsfield, MPH.8000 p230.
1890.03.10
Pittsfield, MA
lung hemorrhage
MPH.8000 p230.
McDonald, Fanny Jane
f
1844c
CT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 11, born CT.
McGee, George Henry
m
1842.03.17
Hancock 1842
1842.03.23
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1842.03.17; ran away a week later 1842.03.23, DeWint.826.
McGee, Nelson
m
1845c
RI
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 10, born RI.
McGowen, James
m
Hancock 1867
When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to 2d Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467.
McGowen, John
m
New Lebanon or Hancock? 1845.
Herdsman? 1845.
Gored to death by an infuriated bull at New Lebanon, 'Summary of News,' Pittsfield Sun, July 24, 1845.
1845.07.09
New Lebanon?
Gored by bull.
Pittsfield Sun.
McGrath, Catherine
f
1853.03.01
1863.03.26
Hancock 1863
Age 10 in 1863, indentured to John M. Dean, from Alms House, Monson MA, until 1871.03.01, MPH.6205.
McIntire, Clara
f
1854.09.01
1863.03.26
Hancock 1863
Age 8 in 1863, indentured to John M. Dean, from Alms House, Monson MA, until 1872.09.01, MPH.6205.
McIntire, Leonard
m
1794c
Hancock 1819, 1863.
Alt surname: McEntire. Age 25, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died age 68 in June 1863, MPH.8000 p202. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1863.06.25
Hancock
MPH.8000 p202.
McIntire, William L.
m
1794c
MA
1841.06.06
Hancock 1841, 1850, 1855
Farmer, 1850, 1855.
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1841.06.06; later went off, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family, Pittsfield, MA): age 58, farmer, born MA. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): farmer, age 61.
McKay, Jane
f
1827c
Ireland
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 23, born Ireland.
McKiggan, William
m
Hancock 1829, 1831, 1834
1831.03.06
Alt surnames: McKegan, McKeagan. A boy at Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. 'Went off' 1831.03.06; came back; 'went off' 1834.03.18, DeWint.826.
McKinsey, Miles
m
1865c
Hancock 1881, 1882
Age 16, moved from East to Chh Family 1881.12.06; returned to East Family 1882.01.18, NOC.10,467.
McLain, Job
m
1808c
Hancock 1822. Canaan, NY, 1822
1824.05.00
Age abt 14, “comes in from the Believers in Hancock, Massachusetts,” August 15, 1822, DLCms.40.
McLoughlin, Ella L.
f
1874c
1904.11.06
1905.01.13
Hancock 1904-1905
1905.11.01
Arrived Hancock Office 1904.11.01, age 30, MPH.5218. Adm Hancock, age 30, 1904.11.06, NOC.10,345. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1905.01.13, NOC.13,605. Left Office 1905.11.03, NOC.10,345; or 1905.11.01, age 31, MPH.5218.
McMahon, ____
m
Hancock 1888-1896
Mine engineer, 1896.
Employed as the 'Running engineer' at Hancock Shakers' iron mine; see 'Trip Down a Shaker Mine,' Springfield Republican, January 19, 1896, p. 7.
McRidele, Daniel
m
1847c
Ireland
Hancock 1880
Farmhand, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: age 33, farmhand, born Ireland.
Meacham, Bessie May
f
1887c
1897.10.31
Hancock 1897-1898
1898.03.02
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1897.10.31, age 10; left 1898.03.02, MPH.5218.
Meacham, Joseph Jr.
m
1771.11.18
1805.12.00
1814
Hancock 1805, 1810, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1847.
Sick with a hard cold & fever most of the winter, letter to Harvard, 1819.03.27, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
Deacon, 1831?, 1847.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Adm from New Lebanon? 1805, to Hancock East House, NOC.10,804. Visited Harvard 1810.04.28, OClWHi.V:B-58. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 48, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, 1st brothers' row, nearest world's people (deacon?), Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Family deacon 1847, NOC.12,720. Died age 75 in 1847, MPH.8000 p169.
1847.06.22
Hancock
MPH.8000 p169. SDR.NEHGR p124. DeWint.851.
Meacham, Luther
m
1791c
1811.03.00
1814
Hancock 1811, 1814, 1819
Adm Hancock Chh Family 1811.03.00, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 28, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Merrill, Jonathan
m
1791.02.14
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1791.02.14, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Merrill, Richard
m
1767.02.02
1791.02.14
1814
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1849.
Deacon, 1831, 1849.
Alt surname: Merritt. Adm Hancock 1791.02.14, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Conveyed Pittsfield land to the Shakers in 1816, MPH.4210. Age 52, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 1st family deacon, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Family deacon 1849, NOC.12,720. 'Richard Merrill whom we left apparently well and at work in his garden died very suddenly. He was a brother very much beloved for his work’s sake, both spiritual and temporal. Aged 82,' 1849.05.03, NOC.TDM. 'Richard Morrell' died 1849.05.03, age 82, at Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p124.
1849.05.03
Hancock
Very suddenly with heart difficulty,' 1849.05.03, DeWint.851.
MPH.8000 p170.
Merry, Frances
f
1837c
NY
Hancock 1850
From Sand Lake, NY? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 13, born NY.
Merry, Jane
f
1843c
NY
Hancock 1850
From Sand Lake, NY? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 7, born NY.
Merry, Lebeus
m
1839c
NY
Hancock 1850
From Sand Lake, NY? Alt surname: Murray? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 11, born NY.
Merry, Patrick
m
1838c
Ireland
Hancock 1870
Farm worker, 1870.
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 1526: age 32, works on farm, born Ireland.
Metzgar, Catherine
f
1853c
NY
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 12, born NY City.
Metzgar, Julia Ann
f
1853c
NY
Hancock 1865, 1869
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 12, born NY City. Moved from Chh to East Family 1869.10.21, NOC.10,467.
Metzgar, Sophia
f
1853c
NY
Hancock 1870-1871
Housework, 1870.
This may be one of the other Metzgar women, under her middle name. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 17, housework, born NY. Moved from Chh to East Family 1871.06.27, NOC.10,467.
Middlebrooks, Aaron L.
m
1840.02.00
NJ
Hancock 1900
Servant, garden labor, 1900.
1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born NJ Feb 1840, servant, garden labor [probably hired].
Miles, Alanson
m
1816c
MA
Hancock 1855
Laborer, 1855.
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 39, laborer, born MA.
Miles, Cyrus
m
1841c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 14, born MA.
Miles, Linus
m
1842c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 13, born MA.
Miles, Permilla
f
1820c
VT
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 35, born VT.
Millard, Henry
m
1847c
RI
Hancock 1860
Shepherd, 1860.
May be the same boy as Henry Miller, below. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 13, a shepherd, born RI.
Miller, Betsey
f
1803c
Hancock 1819
Age 16, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Miller, Dorthea Elizabeth
f
1922c
NY
1928.09.16
Hancock 1928, 1930, 1936
1936.11.18
Arrived Hancock 1928.09.16, age 6, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1928, MPH.5220. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 8, in school, born NY. Departed in 1936, age 15, MPH.5218.
Miller, Festus
m
1801c
CT
1832
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1872.
Elder, 1829, 1836, 1846. Farmer, 1850, 1855 & 1865. Herdsman, 1860 & 1870s.
Age 18, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 2d Elder, 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. 2d Elder, Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. 2d Elder, 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Visited Enfield, CT from Hancock 2d Family, 1849.09.18, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 49, farmer, born CT. 1855 MA census Pittsfield, family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 60, farmer, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 69?, occupation herdsman? [semi-legible], born CT. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 64, born CT, farmer. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: 2d brother listed, age 69, herdsman, born CT. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1872.06.27
Hancock
Consumption
Died age 77 [71?], MPH.8000 p181.
Miller, Henry
m
1845c
1857.04.07
Hancock 1857
This may be Henry Millard, above. Henry Miller, age 12, was brought to Hancock from NY 1857.04.07, MPH.4395.
Miller, Irene Edna
f
1921c
NY
1928.09.16
Hancock 1928, 1930, 1936
1936.11.18
Arrived Hancock 1928.09.16, age 7, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1928, MPH.5220. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 9, in school, born NY. Departed 1936 age 16, MPH.5218.
Miller, Lucy
f
1774.02.20
1832
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1844, 1846, 1848.
Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 45, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 4th sister, 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Day trip to Great Barrington 1844.04.29, DeWint.826. 4th sister, 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Died at Hancock 2d Family 1848.02.25, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died of dropsy at 2d Family, Hancock letter to Grove Blanchard, 1848.03.07, OClWHi.IV:A-10. Died age 76, MPH.8000 p170.
1848.02.25
Hancock
Dropsy, OClWHi.IV:A-10.
MPH.8000 p170.
Miller, Mary
f
1730c
1790
Hancock 1781, 1793.
Mother of Olive. By 1781 went to Watervliet to visit Mother Ann; see Olive's testimony, DeWint.821, p107-110. Died at Hancock 2d Family 1793.10.08, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 63, MPH.8000 p156.
1793.10.08
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Miller, Mary Jr. (Molly)
f
1768.03.01
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1806, 1813.
Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Visited Harvard 1806.05.03, OClWHi.V:B-58. Died at Hancock 1813.05.04, SDR.NEHGR p123. Died age 45, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.05.04
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160.
Miller, Matilda
f
1849c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 11, born NY, at school within year.
Miller, Olive
f
1766.10.24
MA or CT
1791.02.23
1814
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1827, 1829-1831, 1843, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1862.
Physician, 1862.
Went to Watervliet with parents & Naomi Eddy to see Mother Ann; see her testimony, DeWint.821, p107-110. Adm Hancock 1791.02.23, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 53, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 83, born MA. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 88, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 93, born CT. Physician, Hancock Chh Family death records, NOC.12,720. 'One of the first settlers in the Church at this place, and a worthy and much esteemed Sister, a peacemaker in the house of Israel,' MPH.8000 p175. 'Mother Olive Miller died while we were away, died June 8, aged 95 years, a good granny and has done her work & well too,' Isaac Auger letter to Harvard Ministry 1862.07.06, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died 1862.06.09, age 95, MPH.8000 p175. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1862.06.09
Hancock
MPH.8000 p175.
Miller, Sarah/Sadie
f
1877c
Hancock 1887-1891
1890.06.23
Age 10-14, in Hancock school 1887-1891, MPH.1003f-j. Claimed by her guardian 1890.06.23, MPH.370 p87.
Miller, Thomas Jr.
m
1770.01.08
1814
Hancock 1803, 1814, 1817.
Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Perhaps the one who visited Harvard 1806.05.03, OClWHi.V:B-58. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Died Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123. Age 47 at death 1817.04.22, MPH.8000 p161.
1817.04.22
Hancock
MPH.8000 p161.
Miller, Thomas Sr.
m
1736.02.28
1790.04.20
Hancock 1791, 1793, 1794-96, 1803, 1812.
Dairying, 1791.
Adm Hancock with Mary Miller, donated personal property including an iron pot, a cheese basket, dish kettle, 15 lbs butter, a draft chain, a cow, four sheep, & an 8-lb cheese, 1791.04.13, NOC.10,804. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.10.29, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh 1794-1796, MPH.1788. In Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Died at Hancock, SDR.NEHGR p123. Died age 76, MPH.8000 p159.
1812.11.09
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159.
Miner, Elizabeth/Betty
f
1775c
Hancock 1784.
Alt name: Betty Minor. Died Pittsfield 1784 age 10, before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12.
1784
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Mixer, Catherine Sophia
f
1853c
NY
Hancock 1860, 1867
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 7, born NY, in school within year. Alt surname Mexcah; when West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467.
Mixer, George
m
1847c
NY
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 13, born NY, in school within year.
Mixer, Julia Ann
f
1853c
NY
Hancock 1860, 1867, 1870
Dressmaker, 1870.
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 7, born NY, in school within year. Alt surname Mexcah; when West Family was broken up, she was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. Alt surname: Mexicar; 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 17, dressmaker, born NY.
Monde, Nancy E.
f
1831c
NY
Hancock 1855, 1865
Might this be a Mundy? 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 24, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 34, born NY state.
Money, Patrick
f
1845c
Ireland
Hancock 1880
Laborer, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: age 35, laborer, cannot read, cannot write, born Ireland.
Monroe, John
m
1768.05.01
1793.11.07
Hancock 1793, 1794-1796.
Alt surnames: Munroe, Munrow. Birthdate in Record of Deaths, MPH.1314. Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.11.07, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Died 1796.01.28, age 27, SDR.NEHGR p123.
1796.01.28
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Moore, Geraldine
f
1928c
1933.09.03
Hancock 1933, 1940
1940.06.15
Arrived Hancock 1933.09.03, age 5; departed 1940, age 11, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1933, MPH.5220.
Moore, Marilyn
f
1926c
1933.09.03
Hancock 1933
1933.10.29
Arrived Hancock 1933.09.03, age 7; left 3½ weeks later, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school briefly, 1933, MPH.5220.
Morgan, Henrietta
f
1873.07.00
MA?
1893.06.08
1895.12.31
Hancock 1885-1887, 1890-1891. Enfield, CT, 1891. Hancock 1893, 1895, 1898, 1900, 1903
1903.05.09
Age 12-14, in Hancock school 1885-1887, MPH.1003d-f. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Moved from Hancock to Enfield, CT 1891.11.01, MPH.370, p87; accompanied Emma Strowbridge, NOC.10,467. Returned to Hancock Chh Family 1893.06.08, age 19, MPH.5218. At Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Signed Hancock covenant 1895.12.31, MPH.370, p90. Moved to East Family 1898.12.14, MPH.370, p92. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): born July 1873, age 26, rest of entry is illegible. Left 'with clouded reputation' 1903.05.11, MPH.370 p94. 'Henrietta Morgan, about 30[34?], of East Family, decided to sever her connection with Believers,' 1903.05.10, NOC.10,345. Departure noted, age 28, MPH.5218. 'Her conduct for some time had been so disorderly that the ministry sisters asked her to withdraw, whereupon she professed sincere repentance and asked to be permitted to remain. As soon as the Ministry sisters left this place she resumed her former course of opposition and decided to leave of her own accord without being sent away. The trustees offered her $25 which she contempuously rejected as a paltry sum, saying: if it was in silver she would give it to thefirst tramp she should meet, if it was in bills she should burn it up,' 1903.05.00, NOC.10,467.
Morgan, Sarah Eliza
f
1876c
Hancock 1885-1891, 1894
1894.06.25
Age 9-15, in Hancock school 1885-1891, MPH.1003d-j. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Left Hancock Chh 1894.06.25, age 19, MPH.5218. Photo: MPH.
Morrasy, Moras
m
1801c
Ireland
Hancock 1855
Laborer, 1855.
Perhaps Morris or Moses Morrisey? 1855 MA census, Hancock family 131): age 54, laborer, born Ireland.
Morrell, Ann Eliza
f
7/15/1831
NY
1851
Hancock 1847, 1850-1851, 1853, 1860, 1870, 1874-1875, 1880, 1885, 1888, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1907.
Broke right arm, Lucy J. Osborn letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20.
Works in bakery, 1870. Left dairy & went to Office, 1875. Keeping house, 1880.
Alt name: Nancy. From Neversink, NY? Visited Tyringham from Hancock, 1847.09.07, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 19, born NY. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock West Family, 1853.08.10, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 29, born NY. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 39, works in bakery, born NY. Signed covenant 1874.12.25, NOC.13,602, p57. Left dairy & went to Office 1875.04.12, NOC.10,467. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 48, keeping house, born NY. To Hartford & New Haven 1885.08.25; visited sister at Williamstown, MA for a week 1888.09.05, MPH.8000 p117, 211. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. At Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 6: age 68, born July 1831 NY. 'Nancy E.' died 1907.11.16, MPH.5218.
1907.11.16
Hancock
Died age 76, MPH.8000 p218.
Morris, Ebenezer
m
1782.10.19
Hancock 1803
Alt surname: Morrice. Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314.
Morris, Lydia
f
Hancock 1794-1796
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Morris, Tryphena
f
1755.05.04
Hancock 1803, 1829, 1836.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock West Family 1836.05.25, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 81, MPH.8000 p167.
1836.05.25
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Morrison, Charles
m
1860c
NY
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 9, born NY state.
Morrison, Hiram
m
Hancock 1855
Hiram Morrison left Believers for the second time 1855.04.18, NOC.TDM.
Morrison, John
m
1847c
Ireland or MA
Hancock 1865, 1873
Farm laborer, 1865. Basket maker, 1873.
1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 18, born MA. Hired man working for Hancock Shakers notified of $25,000 inheritance from his sea-captain brother in Ireland; see headline-less tidbit, Pittsfield Sun, July 9, 1873.
Mory, Eleanor
f
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796
Alt surnames: Morey, possibly Murray? Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. At Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Munsell, William Harrison
m
1889.09.18
Hancock 1889
1889.10.15
Adm 1889.09.18 from Springfield, on trial; departed, 'Not suitable for the Kingdom just now' 1889.10.15, MPH.370 p87.
Murphy, Laura
f
1841c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 14, born MA.
Murphy, Margaret
f
1847c
MA or Germany
Hancock 1855-1860
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 8, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 13, born Germany [May apply to Catherine Warner? next entry].
Murphy, Mary Ann
f
1843c
MA
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 12, born MA.
Murphy, Nancy
f
1842c
MA
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 18, born MA.
Myers, Mary
f
1850c
Germany
Hancock 1860, 1865, 1867
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 10, born Germany, at school within year. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 15, born Germany. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to East Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467.
Myers, Sophia
f
1848c
Germany
Hancock 1860, 1865, 1867
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 12, born Germany, at school within year. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 18, born Germany. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to East Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467.
Mylrea, Thomas
m
1839c
England
1916.10.31
Hancock 1916-1923.
Arrived Hancock 1916.10.31, age 77, MPH.5218. Came from another Shaker society, not named; res Hancock Chh 1917-1922, NOC.13.361. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, age 82, widower, born England, no trade; surname appeared to be Nestria. Died 1923.05.24, age 84, MPH.5218. Buried in west Pittsfield cenetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72.
1923.05.24
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Naeve, Fritz
m
1893c
Hancock 1899
Age 6, at Hancock school, 1899, MPH.5220.
Naeve, Grace
f
1893c
Hancock 1899
Age 8, at Hancock school, 1899, MPH.5220.
Neal, Sarah A.
f
1850.05.10
Hancock 1948.
See New Lebanon index for her earlier years. Birthdate estimated from death record; died 1948.02.17, age 98y 7m 9d, MPB.HVR-13, p73.
1948.02.17
Hancock
MPB.HVR-13, p73.
Nelson, Hattie
f
1882c
1893.04.00
Hancock 1893, 1895
Arrived Hancock East Family 1893.04.00, age 11; left 1895.05.00, MPH.5218.
Newby, Elizabeth
f
1789c
CT
1849.11.21
Hancock 1849-1850
Silva has gone to the East Family with a woman by the name of Elizabeth Nuby [Newby? Neeby? Neeley?] who desires a privilege among believers she is 60 years of age,' 1849.11.21, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 60, born CT.
Newcomb, Mabel
f
1897c
1910.04.12
Hancock 1910
1910.05.01
Arrived Hancock 1910.04.12, age 13, & left 19 days later, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school briefly in 1910, MPH.5220.
Noonan, Joseph
m
1789c
Ireland
1839.11.26
Hancock 1839, 1842, 1846, 1850
Broom maker, 1850.
1842.05.31
Visited Harvard, 6/7/1834 (AAS, Brewer index). Adm Hancock 2d Family 1839.11.26; went off 1842.05.31, DeWint.826. Came back, 1842.06.29; received 1842.07.10, DeWint.826. At Hancock 2d Family meeting, 12/25/1845 (thought to be from DeWint.768). At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 61, broom maker, born Ireland.
Noore, John
m
1829c
NY
Hancock 1855
Surname Moore? 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 26, born NY.
Norman, Minnie
f
1887c
Hancock 1899
Age 12, in Hancock Shaker school 1899, MPH.5220.
Northrop, Anne
f
1764.07.13
1791.01.15
Hancock 1791, 1794-1796, 1803, 1812-1814.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
Alt name: Annis. Adm Hancock 1791.01.15, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family 1803, MPH.1314. Laid up almost all winter, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. May have been the Anna Northrup who left testimonies collected c1810-1812: OClWHi.VI:B-40: p117; Test.1816: 232 (Hancock), 276, 299, 318; NOC.13,363: p87. Died 1814.01.20, age 49, MPH.8000 p160.
1814.01.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160. SDR.NEHGR p123.
Northrop, Naomi
f
1789.04.10
Hancock 1789, 1794-1796
Adm Hancock 1789.04.10, NOC.10,804. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Oakes, Catharine
f
Hancock
*Seeking documentation. From Cathcart? in Brewer index. This may be a misrepresentation of Clarissa Oakes. A Catherine Oakes, age 17, died Pittsfield 1842.01.15, MVR.
Oakes, Clarissa
f
1830.01.09
Hancock 1830, 1836, 1839
1839.10.10
Came to Hancock 2d Family to live 1830.01.09, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Went off 1839.10.10, DeWint.826.
Oakes, Electa
f
1830.01.09
1842
Hancock 1830, 1836, 1842, 1846-1847
1847.12.10
Came to Hancock 2d Family to live 1830.01.09, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1842.01.21, NOC.10,802. Res 2d Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p58. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 1847.06.30, DeWint.851. During Hancock Ministry's absence Nov 10 to Dec 10, there was [written in ciphertext:]'quite an outpouring of the sisters of the second family at hancock, amy wears, charlotte wears, electa ocs & phebe mapes,' 1847.12.10, NOC.TDM.
Oakes, Elizabeth Y.
f
1830.02.25
Hancock 1830, 1836, 1838-1839
1839.10.23
Came to Hancock 2d Family to live 1830.01.09, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Hancock 2d Family instrument, 1838, OClWHi.VIII:B-19. Visions: 'Elizabeth Oaks [at Hancock] has seen considerable. Elizabeth (I think) saw at one time a meeting of a great number arranged in circles according to their ages – Garret L was in one,' Isaac N. Youngs, Sketches of Visions, 1838, p11-12, OClWHi.VIII:B-113. Went to New Lebanon to be doctored, 2/28/1839, DeWint.834 (Brewer index). Went to William Wheeler's 1839.10.23, DeWint.826. 'Shocking apostacy!' 4 men & 6 women left from the 2d Family & 4 0r 5 from another family; 'They were chiefly between 15 & 22 years - & some of them were small children. Some that had been visionists went, Elizabeth Oaks, for one. It seems that the sad root of evil has been growing among them,' 1839.10.30, I.N. Youngs, Private Journal, NOC.10,509.
Oakes, Nancy
f
1819.11.00
MA
1830.01.29
1842
Hancock 1830, 1836, 1841-1842, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1904.
Eldress, 1846. Seamstress, 1870. Housework 1880.
Came to Hancock 2d Family to live 1830.01.29, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Hancock 2d Family instrument, 1841-42, OClWHi.VIII:B-19. Signed 2d Family covenant after 1832.04.05, n.d., NOC.13,601. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1842.01.21, NOC.10,802. Ass't Eldress, 2d Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Visited Enfield, CT from Hancock 2d Family, 1849.09.18, DeWint.851 & NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 30, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 34, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 39?, born MA? 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 45, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 50, seamstress, born MA. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 60, housework, born MA. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 107 [Hancock Office?], 1st sister listed, born MA Nov 1819, age 80. Age 83 yrs 8m 11d at death 1904.08.07, MPH.8000 p218. At 2d Family, MPH.5218.
1904.08.07
Hancock
MPH.8000 p218. MPH.5218.
Odle, Lucy Ann
f
1845c
NY
Hancock 1855
Alt surname may be Odell. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 10, born NY. [Mrs. Caroline Odle, married, age 16y 5m, died in childbirth, as did her twin sons, April 22, 1845, husband Edward Odle, Pittsfield MVR.]
Olds, Henry
m
1863c
NY?
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 2, born NY?, color: [African American] black, mulatto, or Indian; listed 2 rows below Phebe Olds, presumably his mother.
Olds, Phebe
f
1833c
NY?
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 32, born NY, married.
Osborn, David
m
1770.12.29
MA
1790.08.20
1814
Hancock 1790, 1803, c1812, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1841-1843, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860, 1862.
Mechanic, 1855. Shoemaker, 1860.
First heard Mother Ann's gospel 1781, MPB.1842-43. Gathered in childhood, MPH.8000 p175. Adm Hancock 1790, NOC.10,804. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Testimonies: OClWHi.VI:A-11; OClWHi.VI:B-42: p147; OClWHi.VI:B-52: p265. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 49, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Hancock Chh instrument, 1841-43, OClWHi.VIII:B-20. Instrument age 71, MPB.1842-43. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Visited New Lebanon 1849.09.12, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 79, born MA. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 84, mechanic, born MA. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 89, shoemaker, born MA. Died age 91 on 1862.12.01, MPH.8000 p175. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1862.12.01
Hancock
MPH.8000 p175.
Osborn, Harrison
m
Hancock 1831
Res Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064.
Osborn, Hezekiah
m
1768.03.19
1789.04.26
Hancock 1789, 1794-1796, 1803, 1813.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
Alt surname: Orsbun. Adm Hancock 1789.04.26, NOC.10,804. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17, MPB. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Ill, brought very low & yet feeble, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19 [winter fever epidemic]. Died 1813.07.06, age 45, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.07.06
Hancock
winter fever complications?
MPH.8000 p160. SDR.NEHGR p123.
Osborn, James
m
Hancock 1847
Moved from Hancock East Family to the Chh, 1847.03.23, NOC.TDM.
Osborn, Jeremiah
m
Hancock 1794-1796
Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Osborn, Levi
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Osborn, Lucy Jane
f
1819.08.25
Pittsfield, MA
1848.10.02
Hancock 1829, 1843, 1847-1852, 1855-1857, 1859-1860, 1865, 1870, 1872, 1880, 1883-1884, 1890, 1893.
Girls' caretaker, 1849. Schoolteacher, 1850, 1851. Deaconess 1852, 1856, 1859, 1860, 1872, 1880, 1890.
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Inspired instrument 1843.02.26, Lamson.2010 p104-105. Came from Hancock East Family to Chh, 1847.03.23, DeWint.851. Visited Tyringham, 1848.07.24, DeWint.851. Signed covenant 1848.10.02, NOC.13,602, p52. Named girls' caretaker, 1849.10.04, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 31, born MA. In fracas over Irving girls, 1850.09.13, DeWint.851. Schoolteacher 1850, 1851, MPH.1003a. Named Office deaconess 1852.10.31, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census Hancock, family 24, age 36, born MA. Left Office to live with new Eldress Jennet Augur 1856.10.22, NOC.TDM. 'Sister Sarah,' Lucy Jane Osborne & Thomas Damon went to New Lebanon for ideas on making sisters' caps on sewing machines, & the alterations necessary in the machines for that work, 1856.12.24, NOC.TDM. Visited Watervliet NY 1857.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. To Office again 1859.09.28, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2206 (Hancock Office Family): age 41, deaconess, born MA. 1865 MA census Hancock family 161: age 45, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Office) family 1526: age 50, no occupation, born MA. Office deaconess 1872.04.06, MPH.8000 p13. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA [Hancock Chh] family 544: age 60, deaconess, born MA. Visited Sonyea 1883, MPH.8000 p115. Wrote a friendly letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Attended hired man John McDermott's funeral at Pittsfield Catholic Church 1890.03.13, MPH.8000 p230. Office sister 1890, NOC.13.361. Died 1893.07.16, age 73 yrs 10m 22d, MPH.8000 p213; at Office, MPH.5218. Born Pittsfield, MA, daughter of Levi & Chloe (Graham) Osborn; res Pittsfield; died of heart disease, Pittsfield MVR.
1893.07.16
Hancock
Heart disease, MVR.
MPH.8000 p213. MPH.5218.
Osborn, Vincent
m
1826c
Hancock before 1887?
Died 1887.08.14, age 61, MPH.8000 p229.
1887.08.14
Medfield, MA?
MPH.8000 p229.
Packard, John R.
m
1840c
MA
Hancock 1865
Farm laborer, 1865.
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 25, born MA, farm laborer.
Palmer, Caroline
f
Hancock 1829
Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Palmer, Permelia
f
Hancock 1829
Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Palmer, Thomas
f
1805c
NY
Hancock 1829, 1836, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1881.
Invalid, 1880 census.
Broom maker, 1850. Farmer, 1855. Cheese man? [semi-legible], 1860. Farmer, 1865. Gardener, 1880.
Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42 & 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 46, broom maker, born NY. 1855 MA census Pittsfield, family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 50, farmer, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 56, [cheese man?], born NY. Alt surname: Parmer, 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 61, born NY, farmer. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 66, no occupation, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 76, gardener, invalid, born NY. Died 1881.05.10, age 77, MPH.8000 p205; at Hancock 2d Family, MPH.5218 & MPH.8000 p205. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1881.05.10
Hancock
MPH.8000 p205.
Palmer, Virginia E.
f
1911c
1921.10.07
1934.01.02
Hancock 1921, 1924, 1930, 1934
Housekeeper, 1930.
1934.04.04
Arrived Hancock 1921.10.07, age 10, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1921-1924, was 4'6' tall on 1921.11.21, & 5' 1½' in 1924 at age 13, MPH.5220. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 89: age 19, born CT, housekeeper. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1934.01.02, NOC.13,605. Departed 1934, age 23, MPH.5218.
Palmer, Wait
m
Hancock 1791
Donated 10 pounds of sugar to the chh 1791.05.17, NOC.10,804.
Parker, Elisha
Parents & birthplace unknown, Shaker, died age 93 of old age 1853.09.19, Hancock MVR.
1853.09.19
Hancock
Old Age
MVR.
Parker, Jesse
m
Hancock 1829
Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Parker, Kirk
m
1880c
Hancock 1888
Age 8, in Hancock school 1888, MPH.1003g.
Parker, Polly
f
1779.12.10
MA
1851
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1850, 1851, 1855, 1859 or 1860.
From Pittsfield, MA? Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 39, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 70, born MA. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 75, born MA. Died age 79, 1859.11.03, at Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died at West Family aged 79 1859.11.03, NOC.TDM. Died age 80, 1860.11.03, MPH.8000 p202. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR in either 1859 or 1860.
1859.11.03
Hancock
NOC.TDM.
Parker, Samuel
m
1748c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1836.
Alt name: Lemuel. Age 71, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West house, 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock West Family, age 88, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died 1836.03.26, MPH.8000 p167.
1836.03.26
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Parker, Stephen Asa
m
Hancock, n.d.
Died at Hancock, date unknown, buried New Lebanon Mt. cemetery, MPB.HVR-13, p72.
n.d.
Hancock
MPB.HVR-13, p72.
Parkhurst, James
m
1841c
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 14, birthplace unrecorded.
Parsons, Edward
m
1843c
MA
Hancock 1855
[Perhaps same as Joseph E. Parsons, below.] 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 12, born MA.
Parsons, Joseph E.
m
1854.06.14
Hancock 1854
Adm as a boyfrom Holyoke, MA, via Enfield, CT, 1854.06.14, MPH.4395.
Patrick, Agnes
f
1856c
CT
1877.04.16
Hancock 1860, 1865, 1870, 1873, 1876-1877, 1880
Housework, 1870. Eldress, 1876-1880.
1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 4, born CT, at school within year. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 9, born CT. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 15, housework, born CT. Visited Enfield CT 1873.06.18, age 17, OClWHi.V:B-16. 2d Eldress 1876.11.10, MPH.8000 p10. Signed covenant 1877.04.16, NOC.13,602, p58. Replaced as 2d Eldress due to her failure 1880.05.09, NOC.10,467.
Patrick, William
m
1841c
1855.12.14
Enfield CT 1855. Hancock, 1855
Boy age 14 brought from Enfield, CT, to Hancock 1855.12.14, MPH.4395.
Patten, Asa
m
1805c
before 1784
1826
Hancock 1819, 1825-1826, 1829-1831, 1837
1837.09.15
Age 14, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed response to Mary Dyer; see 'To the Public,' Pittsfield Sun, 1825.08.25. Signed Chh Family covenant 1826.12.25, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Left 1837.09.15, NOC.13,602, p31. Left Shakers to marry Almira Fuller, 'Married,' Pittsfield Sun, October 27, 1837.
Patten, Christopher
m
1766c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1842.
Age 53, 1st brother/Elder in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died 1842.05.19; had he lived to June 5, he would have been 76 years old, NOC.12,719 (last page).
1842.05.19
NOC.12,719.
Patten, Harriet J.
f
1802c
VT or MA
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1881.
Worked in bakery, 1870. Keeping house, 1880. Domestic, 1881.
Age 18, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Chh Family covenant 1823.04.23, MPH.854. Hancock Chh In Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Trip to salt water, 1846.08.17 (noted out of sequence, in Oct.), DeWint.851. Visited Harvard 1846.08.19, OClWHi.V:B-58. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 49, born MA. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 54, born MA. Visited Watervliet, NY (from Hancock Chh), 1855.09.26, NOC.TDM. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 64, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock family 96: age 69, works in bakery, born MA. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 79, keeping house, born VT. Died 1881.01.06, age 79, SDR.NEHGR p125; MPB.HVR-13, p72. Birthplace & parents unknown; domestic, died Jan 6, 1881, age 79, Hancock MVR.
1881.01.06
Hancock
Unknown, MVR.
MPH.8000 p205.
Patten, Joanna
f
1728c
Hancock 1819.
Died 1819.09.06, age 92, at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died age 91, MPH.8000 p162.
1819.09.06
Hancock
MPH.8000 p162.
Patten, John
m
1759.07.26
CT
before 1784
1832
Hancock 1791, 1803, 1813, 1819, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1844, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1858.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.04.00.
Elder, 1819, 1829. Deacon? 1829, 1832, 1846, 1850. Farmer, 1855.
Donated 20 bushels of oats &c 1791.04.03, NOC,10,804. 2d brother in John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. A John Patten conveyed Pittsfield land to Shakers 1808, MPH.4210. Ill, just lived thro epidemic, Wm Deming letter to beloved sister Hortence, 1813.04.13, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Age 58, 1st brother/Elder, Hancock Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st Elder, Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 3d brother [deacon?], 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant as 3d brother 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Day trip to Great Barrington 1844.04.29, DeWint.826. 3d brother, 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): 3d brother in family, age 40, occupation 'None,' born CT. 1855 MA census Pittsfield, family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 94, farmer, born CT. 'A veteran soldier of the revolution as well as a spiritual one,' MPH.8000 p173. Died 1858.08.16 at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Age 96 at death, MPH.8000 p173. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1858.08.16
Hancock
MPH.8000 p173.
Patten, Joseph
m
1794.04.01
Belchertown, MA
c1805
1814
Hancock 1805, 1810, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1836, 1840-1843, 1846-1847, 1850, 1853, 1855-1856, 1860, 1865-1866, 1870, 1872.
Deacon, 1829, 1831, 1836. Trustee, 1843, 1846. Horse trader, 1853. Farmer, 1855. Elder & farmer, 1860. Trustee, 1856. Farmer, 1870.
Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. With Shakers c1805, MPB.1842-43. Adm Hancock Chh 1810.02.06, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 25, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 2d deacon, Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 3d Office deacon, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Ad 'Five Dollars Reward' for stolen horse, Pittsfield Sun, July 7, 1836. Hancock Chh instrument, 1840-41 (poem), OClWHi.VIII:B-20. Hancock Chh instrument, MPB.1842-43. Signed Sacred Roll, instrument, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17; see also Testimony in Philemon Stewart, A Holy Sacred & Divine Roll & Book (1843), p. 313. 1st Trustee, Hancock, 1843.04.20, OClWHi.II:B-126. Was 1st trustee but did NOT res Office 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Visited Enfield 1846.11.26, DeWint.851. Visited Harvard 1847.09.13, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 56, born MA. Sold a 'firstrate traveler' bay carriage horse named Jack to Joseph Tillinghast for $275 & had Jack shipped by water to New Bedford, Joseph Patten letter 1853.07.19, OClWHi.IV:A-20. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24: age 60, farmer, born MA. Released as Trustee 1856.12.08, NOC.TDM. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205: head of Hancock 2d Family, age 66, Elder, born MA. 1865 MA census, Pittsfield family 1456 (Hancock 2d): head of family, age 75, born MA, farmer. Released as 2d Family Elder due to disability & returned to Chh Family 1866.03.28, MPH.8000 p4. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 76, farmer, born NY. Died 1872.10.16, age 78, MPH.8000 p181. Born Belchertown, MA, son of Thomas & Joanna (Allen) Patten; farmer, died age 78y 6m 15d of heart disease, Hancock MVR. Was 'in his usual health' the previous day, 'Local Intelligence,' Pittsfield Sun, October 23, 1872.
1872.10.16
Hancock
Heart disease
MPH.8000 p181. MVR.
Patten, Louisa
f
1796
Pelham, MA
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1846-1847, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867.
Alt names: Lovisa, Lovicy. 'Set out in her youth,' MPH.8000 p178. Age 23, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. From Hancock Chh to East Family, 1847.04.24, DeWint.851; from Hancock 2d to East, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 54, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield family 463 (Hancock East Family): age 59, born [illeg]. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age [illeg], born MA. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 69, born MA. Died at Hancock East Family 1867.12.07, SDR.NEHGR p128. Age 71 at death, MPH.8000 p178. Born Pelham, MA, daughter of Christopher & Susannah Patten; she died age 71y 8m 8d of stomach cancer, Pittsfield MVR.
1867.12.07
Hancock
Stomach cancer, MVR. Cancer, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p178.
Patten, Lovice
f
1843.09.28
Hancock 1843
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1843.09.28, DeWint.826.
Patten, Lucinda
f
1789
MA
1842.01.18
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1842-1843, 1846, 1850, 1852-1853.
Thrown from horse-drawn wagon, 1852.07.10, DeWint.851.
Eldress, 1819. Cook, 1846.
Age 29, 2d sister/Eldress in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1842.01.18, NOC.13,602, p50. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock, cook (at Office?) 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 60, born MA. Visited Watervliet, 1850.09.10, DeWint.851. Rode out to Pittsfield; the horse bolted, wagon overturned, & all were thrown out: 'Lucinda’s arms were both injured; one, the wrist was broke, and a vein broke in the thick part of the elbow arm near the elbow: and also her back was so much injured that it has been very painful,' Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry 1852.07.14, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Died age 63, MPH.8000 p172; on 1853.09.19, MPB.HVR-13, p71. Cause of death may have been cancer; see Hancock Ministry letter, 1853.09.15, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Born Belchertown, MA, dauaghter of Christopher & Susanna Patten, died age 63y 7m of cancer, Hancock MVR.
1853.09.21
Hancock
Cancer? OClWHi.IV:A-20.
MPH.8000 p172.
Patten, Susannah
f
1767
Hancock 1819, 1829-1830.
Age 52, 3d sister in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died 1830.12.25, age 63, MPH.8000 p166.
1830.12.25
Hancock
MPH.8000 p166.
Patterson, Adaline N.
f
9/10/1884, Brewer index
CT
1921
Hancock 1921-1943, 1956, 1962. NH 1962-1968.
Arrived Hancock 1921.11.19, age 41, MPH.5218. Moved into modernized Hancock Ministry shop 1921.11.19, NOC.10,345. Res Hancock Chh 1922-1943, NOC.13,361. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 49, born CT. 1940 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 58: age 57, completed 7 years of school, b. CT, res same house on April 1, 1935, working for pay or profit March 1940. Age 76 in Oct. 1956, MPH.5218. Moved to NH after Hancock dissolved; res Concord, NH, the last Hancock Shaker, 'Sister Mary Dahm,' Concord Monitor [NH], Aug 30, 1965. Died 1968.06.04 at a nursing home in Concord, NH, age 84, buried Canterbury. See Shaker Quarterly (Summer 1968):35-36, illustration.
1968.06.04
Concord NH
Shaker Quarterly (Summer 1968).
Peal, Cerena
f
Hancock 1831
Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Peal, Cyrus
m
Hancock 1831
Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Pearam, Mary
f
1900.09.23
Hancock 1900
1900.10.02
Adm from Pittsfield, age 7, 1900.09.23, 'Taken away by two human brutes, her 'parents',' 1900.10.02, MPH.370 p93.
Pearce (Pierce), Sarah
f
Hancock 1791
Donated one paire flatts' 1791.05.17, NOC.10,804.
Pease, Caleb
m
1772c
Enfield, CT, 1785, c1812, 1833. Hancock 1833-1834.
Cancer operation on his jaw & neck, 1833.
Testimonies: Test.1816: p361 (Enfield, CT, 1785); OClWHi.VI:B-40: p129; NOC.13,363: p98. 'November 30th [1834] Brother Caleb Peas from Enfield came here for the purpose of having a cancerous Tumor removed from his left jaw & the side of his neck. Dec 3rd the operation was well and skillfully – performed by Brothers Lewis W Keeler & Garret K. Lawrence. It was done with the advice of skillfull Physicians – but with little hopes of a cure by the Brethren. It appeared favorable & flattering for the first few weeks – it then changed in its appearance & from that time to the present is has been growing worse which causes his strength to fail & his flesh to waste. All hopes haveing vanished of his recovery – and not possible for him to return to Enfield,' Daniel Goodrich letter to Grove Blanchard, 1834.03.19, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died 1834.03.21, age 62, MPH.8000 p166; age 64, SDR.NEHGR p124.
1834.03.21
Hancock
Cancer, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
MPH.8000 p166. SDR.NEHGR p124.
Pease, Clarissa Jr.
f
12/31/1812, Cathcart? Brewer index
Enfield, CT, 1849, 1865. Hancock 1865, 1871-1872.
Released as Eldress due to ill health 1872.02.11.
Named Enfield, CT, North Family Eldress 1849.05.06, DeWint.851. From Enfield to Hancock Ministry 2d Eldress 1865.04.30; to ditto 2d Eldress 1871.09.09; Released due to ill health 1872.02.11, MPH.8000 p3, 7, 8. Died age 59 on 1872.04.15, MPH.1790.
1872.04.15
Enfield, CT
Cancer (Brewer index)
MPH.1790.
Pease, Enoch
m
1827.05.11
Hancock 1827
Came to Hancock to set out 1827.05.11, MPH.4395.
Pease, Jemima
f
1768.12.30
1793.12.28
1814
Hancock 1793, 1803, 1810, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1842.
Office deaconess 1829-1842.
Gathered in at Hancock East House 1793.12.28, NOC.10,804. At Hancock 2d (Comstock Betts') Family 1803, MPH.1314. Visited Harvard 1810.04.28, OClWHi.V:B-58. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 51, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1st Deaconess, Hancock Chh 2d Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. 1st Office deaconess, Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064; NOC.12,720. Office deaconess until she died in 1842, MPH.8341. Age 73 at death on 1842.11.21, MPH.8000 p168.
1842.11.21
Hancock
MPH.8000 p168.
Pease, Sylvia
f
Hancock 1870.
Died at Hancock South Family 1870.11.10, NOC.12,719. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1870.11.10
Hancock
NOC.12,719.
Pepper, Catherine E.
f
1837.10.00
NY
1846.05.22
1860
Hancock 1846, 1850, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1884, 1890, 1895, 1897-1898, 1900, c1921-1924, 1928-1929.
Dressmaker, 1870. Deaconess, 1880. Office deaconess 1884, 1895. Eldress, 1898. Dairywoman, 1900. Guardian of 2 Fisk girls, 1908, MPH.1008.
Adm Hancock 2d Family with Henry Pepper 1846.05.22, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. Res 2d Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p58. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 12, born NY. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1860.06.10, NOC.10,802. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 23, born NY. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 27, born NY. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 32, dressmaker, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 42, deaconess, born NY. 'Katherine Pepper from the Second Family takes her place in the Office,' Lucy J. Osborn letter to Groveland 1884.05.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Attended hired man John McDermott's funeral at Pittsfield Catholic Church 1890.03.13, MPH.8000 p230. Office sister 1890, NOC.13.361. To Boston 1890 MPH.8000 p121. Office sister (deaconess), Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Moved from Office to East Family 1895.04.25, MPH.370, p89. Named East Family Eldress 1897.05.02, MPH.370, p91. East Family Eldress 1898, Henry Blinn, 'Notes from our Diary,' Manifesto 28.10 (Oct 1898), 149. 1900 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 106 (Hancock East Family): 1st sister listed (Eldress?), born NY Oct. 1857, age 62, dairywoman. Working with the girls, undated entry between 1921 and 1924, NOC.10,345. Res room 21 in brick dwelling 1928, MPH.OHA. Died age 91 on 1929.07.31, MPH.5218.
1929.07.31
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Pepper, Frederic Henry
m
1839.02.18
NY
1846.05.22
1860
Hancock 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1863, 1865
Small stature * feeble,' 1863 conscription list.
Farmer, 1855. Teamster, 1860. Farmer, 1865.
Adm Hancock 2d Family with Catherine Pepper 1846.05.22, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 11, born NY. 1855 MA census Pittsfield (Hancock 2d Family), family 445: age 16, farmer, born NY. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1860.06.10, NOC.10,802. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 21, teamster, born NY. Birthdate & place noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. Frederic H. Pepper signed Hancock 2d Family covenant, n.d., NOC.13,601. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 26, born NY, farmer.
Perdy, Henry
m
1827.11.18
Red Hook, NY
1850.04.11
Hancock 1844, 1846, 1849-1850, 1855, 1860-1863, 1869-1870, 1880, 1885.
Boys' caretaker 1849, 1860. Farmer, 1855 census. 'P. Farmer,' 1860 census. Elder, 1860. Office deacon, 1861. Ass't Elder 1862. Farmer, 1863. Farmer, 1865. Boys' caretaker, 1869. Farmer, 1870. Farm laborer, 1880. Gardener, 1885.
Alternate surnames: Purdee, Pardy, Purdy. Came to Shakers age 17 [c1844], MPH.8000 p209. Res Hancock North Family 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p60. 'Henry Pardy came from the North House to the Church to reside & to take care of the little boys,' 1849.07.07, NOC.TDM. Signed covenant 1850.04.11, NOC.13,602, p53. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 22, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 27, farmer, born NY. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: age 32, 'P. Farmer,' born NY. Released as boys' caretaker to take charge of the farm, 1860.05.31, NOC.TDM. Appointed to live with Elder Simon Mabee 1860.10.07, MPH.8000 p1. Office deacon 1861.03.18, MPH.8000 p2. Assistant to Elder Issac Augur 1862.05.29, MPH.8000 p2. Birthdate & place, occupation farmer noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 37, born NY, farmer. Named boys' caretaker again, 1869.05.03, MPH.8000 p6. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 42, farmer, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 52, farm laborer, born NY. Appointed Elder 1884.04.13, MPH.8000 p17. Died age 58, 1885.11.07, MPH.8000 p17; age 57, SDR.NEHGR p125 & MPH.5218. Born Red Hook, NY, parents unknown; gardener, died age 57y 11m 19d of Bright's disease, Hancock MVR.
1885.11.07
Hancock
Over a week of excrutiating sufferings, Bright's disease of kidneys,' MPH.8000 p208.
MPH.8000 p17. SDR.NEHGR p125. MPH.5218.
Pero, Gilbert
m
Hancock 1865
Hired carpenter, roofer, 1865.
An honest, industrious man' who fell off roof of round barn & broke his arm, Shakers gave him $50, 'Accident,' Pittsfield Sun, 1865.06.22.
Perry, Henry S.
m
1881.05.31
Hancock 1881-1882
1882.05.13
Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1881.05.30, left 1882.05.13, NOC.13,605.
Pettiff, Alexander S.
m
1894c
MA
1910.01.26
1914.12.21
Hancock 1910, 1914, 1920, 1922
Superintendent, farmer, 1920 census.
1922.03.15
Alt surname: Pettit. Arrived Hancock 1910.01.26, age 16, MPH.5218. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 16, born MA, no occupation. Signed covenant 1914.12.21, NOC.10,345. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, superintendent, age 26, born MA, parents born Bulgaria, farmer. 'Alexander Petitt of the West Pittsfield, Shakers, met with an accident to his eye, thro the bursting of a ginger pop bottle,' 1920.09.27, NOC.8851. 'Alexander Pettit severs his connections with the society, claiming to have gone to Auto Show,' 1922.03.15, NOC.10,345. Left age 28, MPH.5218.
Pettiff, Evanka Jennie
f
1888.02.20
Bulgaria
1900.08.08
1910.11.16
Hancock 1900-1901, 1910, 1919-1920, 1927
Domestic work, 1920.
1927.10.21
Alt surname: Pettit. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.08.08, age 12, MPH.5218. Age 12, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. In school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 22, born Bulgaria, immigrated 1890, no trade. Signed covenant 1910.11.10, NOC.13,602, p62. Res Hancock, played the organ at J. Holden's funeral, 'Pay Beautiful Tributes to Elder Joseph's Memory,' obituary perhaps from Berkshire Eagle, April 30, 1919, HSV archives. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, sister of Alexander, age 31, born Bulgaria, domestic work. Olive Hayden Austin recalled her residing room 27 of brick dwelling in 1928 with girls (MPH.OHA), but she departed 1927 age 39, MPH.5218. Photo: DeWint (with Alice Smith, Catherine & Anna).
Pettiff, Raina
f
1886c
1900.08.08
Hancock 1900.
Consumption 1900.
1900.09.22
Alt surname: Pettit. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.08.08, age 14; departed age 14, 1900.09.22; died 1900.12.17, MPH.5218. A hopeless consumptive, she was taken charge of by North Adams MA authorities, 1900.09.22, & died in the poorhouse, North Adams, MPH.370, p93.
1900.12.17
North Adams
Consumption
MPH.5218, p. 8.
Pettiff, Ritcho/Richard
m
1847c
Bulgaria
1905.11.17
1905.12.16
Hancock 1905-1930
Gardener, 1910, 1920.
1933
Alt surname: Pettit. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1905.11.17, age 59, MPH.5218. Res Hancock Chh 1905-1930, NOC.13.361. Signed Hancock probationary covenant 1905.12.16, NOC.13,605. 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 63, widower, born Bulgaria, immigrated 1889, gardener. 1920 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 106, father of Alexander, age 73, widower, immigrated 1890, born Bulgaria, truck gardener. Res room 7 in brick dwelling, 1928, MPH.OHA. 1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: age 82, born Bulgaria, speaks Bulgarian, no occupation.
Phelps, Charles
m
1830c
NY
Hancock 1880
Servant, farmhand, 1880.
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 50, servant, farmhand, born NY.
Phelps, Lemuel
m
1730.02.04
Hancock 1808.
Alt name: Samuel. Birth date, NOC.12,719. Identified as a religious dissenter & Shaker in Pittsfield, MA, 1789.11.01, Pittsfield Original Papers, XVII.A-17, MPB. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died age 78 in Sept 1808, SDR.NEHGR p126.
1808.09.00
Hancock
MPH.8000 p159.
Phelps, Ruth
f
1760c
Hancock 1785.
Died Pittsfield, MA, 1785 age 26, before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12. Death, SDR.NEHGR p123.
1785
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Phillips, Anna
f
1864c
NJ
Hancock 1870, 1880
Housework, 1880.
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 6, at school, born NJ. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 16, housework, at school within year, born NY.
Phillips, Frederick
m
1870.08.24
Cape Cod, MA
1898.07.18
1899.04.08
Hancock 1898-1899
1899.07.12
Born at Cape Cod, taken on probation 1898.07.18, MPH.370, p91. Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1898.07.18, age 27, MPH.5218. Signed probationary covenant 1899.04.08, MPH.370, p92; signed with his mark, NOC.13,605. Departure 1899.07.12, age 28, MPH.5218. Left 'in a disgraceful manner,' 1899.07.11, MPH.370.
Phillips, Mary Elizabeth
f
1855c
NY or NJ
Hancock 1865, 1870
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 10, born NY. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 15, at school, born NJ.
Pierce, Calvin
m
1780c
Hancock 1785.
Died Richmond, MA, age 6 before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12.
1785
Hancock
MPH.8000 p157.
Pierce, Emeline
f
1867c
CT
1892.10.03
Hancock 1880, 1891-1893
Eldress, 1891.
1893.05.19
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 14, at school, born CT. Came from Hancock 2d Family to be 2d Eldress in Hancock Ministry, but returned to the 2d Family after only a few months with 1st Eldress Caroline Helfrich 1891, MPH.8000 p22. Hancock Ministry 1892, age 25, NOC.13.361. Signed covenant at Hancock 1892.10.03, NOC.10,345; MPH.370, p88. Left Hancock 1893.05.19, age 26, MPH.5218.
Pierron, Mary Angelina
f
1892.10.23
1900.09.21
Hancock 1900-1902
1900.10.02
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1900.09.21, age 7, MPH.5218. Age 7, in Hancock Shaker school 1900, MPH.5220. Departed 1900.10.02, age 7; returned 1901.08.27, age 8, MPH.5218. Birthdate; in school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Departed again 1902.06.07, age 9, MPH.5218.
Pomeroy, George
m
1813c
Hancock 1819, 1829
Age 6, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42.
Pomeroy, Mary S.
f
1806c
Hancock 1819
Age 13, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Pomeroy, Ruth
f
1779
CT
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1850, 1855, 1865, 1867.
Age 40, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age 70, born CT. 1855 MA census, Pittsfield family 463 (William Williams'): age 76, born CT. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 85, born CT, widow. Died 1867.10.24 at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Age 88 at death, MPH.8000 p177. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1867.10.24
Hancock
MPH.8000 p177.
Pomeroy, William
m
1780c
Hancock 1819, 1826.
Age 39, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died at Hancock East Family age 47, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died 1826.10.11 age 46, MPH.8000 p163.
1826.10.11
Hancock
MPH.8000 p163.
Pomeroy, William Bishop
m
1811.07.11
MA
ca. 1815
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1849, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1880, 1894, 1896.
Farmer, 1850, 1855, 1865, 1870. Farmhand, 1880 census. Trustee & Elder, 1894.
Age 8, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. At inquiry into Solomon Wollison misbehavior, the 15 brethren unanimously decided to excommunicate, 1849.06.21, NOC.TDM. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1515 (William Williams' Hancock East Family, Pittsfield, MA): age 38, farmer, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield: 2d brother/Elder in William Williams family 462, farmer age 44, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age [49], born MA. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1455 (Hancock East Family): age 53, born MA, farmer. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's) family 1524: age 58, farmer, born MA. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Simon Mabee's Hancock East) family 539: age 68, married, farmhand, born MA. Released as trustee but remained East Family Elder 1894.10.02, MPH.8000 p21. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. East Family Elder, MPH.5218. Died 1896.01.31, age 84y 6m 20d, MPH.8000 p214. Born Pittsfield, MA, son of William & Ruth (Crowell) Pomeroy; farmer; died of cerebral apoplexy Jan 31, 1896, death recorded Feb 17, Pittsfield MVR.
1896.01.31
Hancock
Cerebral apoplexy, MVR.
MPH.8000 p214.
Pool, Anna
f
1818.07.00
NY
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1880, 1891.
Wife of Samuel (HTR, Brewer index). Birthdate estimated from death record. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 52, born NY. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 57, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 60, born NY. From Hancock West Family, visited Enfield, CT 1860.08.22, NOC.TDM. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 66, born Easton, NY, married. When West Family was broken up, she was transferred to 2d Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 72, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 82, widowed, at home, born NY. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p127; MPH.5218. Died 1891.06.27, age 72 [?] yrs 11m 27d, MPH.8000 p211. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1891.06.27
Hancock
MPH.8000 p211.
Pool, Calvin
m
1818c
NY
Hancock 1850
From Williamsburg, MA? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 32, born NY.
Pool, George
m
1846c
NY
Hancock 1850
From Corinth, NY? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 4, born NY, in school within year.
Pool, James
m
1818c
NY
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860
Idiotic,' censuses.
From Greenwich, NY? 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 32, born NY, 'idiotic.' 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 38, no occupation listed, born NY, 'idiot.' 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 44, no occupation, born NY, 'natural fool.'
Pool, Jason Blakely
m
1821.11.10
Greenwich, NY (perhaps from Shaker Manifesto, Brewer index)
ca. 1845
1851
Hancock 1850-1851, 1853, 1855, 1860, 1863, 1865, 1867, 1880, 1890-1891, 1893.
Infirmity in his feet, 1863 conscription list.
Mechanic, 1855. Broom maker, 1860, 1863. Farm laborer, 1880.
1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 28, born NY. Signed West Family covenant 1851.01.01, MPH.854. Visited Enfield, CT, with a group from the Hancock West Family, 1853.08.10, NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 33, mechanic, born NY. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 39, broom maker, born NY. Birthdate & place, occupation broom maker, 'infirmity in his feet,' noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 43, born Greenwich, NY. When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 58, farm laborer, born NY. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Wrote 'What is Happiness,' Manifesto (August 1891). Died 1893.04.07, age 71 yrs 4m 27d, MPH.8000 p212. Born Greenwich, NY, son of Samuel & Anna Pool (born, respectively, in Darby, CT & Easton, NY); farmer; died of diabetes, Hancock MVR.
1893.04.07
Hancock
Diabetes, MVR.
MPH.8000 p212.
Pool, Jedediah
m
1818c
NY
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 47, born Grimage, NY, married.
Pool, Lyman
m
1824c
NY
Hancock 1865
Idiotic,' 1865 census.
1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 41, born Grafton, NY, 'idiotic.'
Pool, Samuel
m
1792c
Darby, CT
Hancock 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1874.
Blacksmith, 1855-1870 censuses.
Husband of Anna (HTR, Brewer index). 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 58, birthplace unknown. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 64, blacksmith, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 69, blacksmith, born CT. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 140 (West Family): age 74, born Darby, CT, married. When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to 2d Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, family 1525: 1st Elder, age 79, blacksmith, $200 personal estate, born CT. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Age 83 at death on 1874.05.29, MPH.8000 p182. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1874.05.29
Hancock
MPH.8000 p182.
Potter, Anita Alice
f
1917c
1925.02.25
Hancock 1925, 1928
1928.10.14
Arrived Hancock 1925.02.25, age 8, MPH.5218. In Hancock Shaker school 1925, MPH.5220. Departed 1928 age 11, MPH.5218.
Potter, Jefferson
m
Hancock 1831
Res Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064.
Potter, Joseph
m
Hancock 1848
At the Office 1848.
At the Office, Grove Wright letter to Grove Blanchard 1848.04.11, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
Potter, Phebe M.
f
1806c
Hancock 1819
Age 13, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Potter, Thomas J.
m
1801c
1812.07.00
Hancock 1812, 1819
Adm Hancock Chh Family 1812.07.00, age 11, MPH.1314. Age 18, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Potts, Mary
f
Hancock 1850
From Clarksburg, MA; At Hancock in 1850, age 48 (HSV xerox file, Brewer index). *Seeking documentation.
Powell, Delilah
f
1852c
Hancock 1875.
Non-Shaker: 'An amiable christian young woman, daughter of a respectable tenant on one of our farms, Dorrene Powell,' died of consumption 1875.05.10, MPH.8000 p229. Died age 23, MPB.HVR-13, p72. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1875.05.10
Hancock or Pittsfield
Consumption
MPH.8000 p229.
Pratt, Jerusha
f
1757.06.21
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1837.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 62, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died 1837.01.24, age 79, MPH.8000 p167.
1837.01.24
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Pratt, Katherine Aurelia
f
1830.04.05
Hancock 1830
Came to Hancock 2d Family to live 1830.04.05, DeWint.826.
Pratt, King Solomon
m
1830.12.13
Hancock 1830, 1836, 1839
1839.04.25
Adm 1830.12.16, DeWint.826. Res Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Went away 1839.04.25, DeWint.826. Robbed Hancock 2d Family of a cheese, a pot of butter, & a new pail, which were found in his house; he 'took leg bail' 1848.01.01, NOC.TDM.
Pratt, Mary Ann
f
1846
Hancock 1829, 1836, 1846
Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. In 'younger class,' Hancock 2d Family 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed Hancock 2d Family covenant 1846.04.10, NOC.10,802. At Hancock 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826.
Priestly, Ellen B.
f
1856c
MA
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 9, born MA.
Randow, Sarah
f
1814
Hancock 1814, 1816
1816.11.30
Alt surname could be Randall. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02; left 1816.11.30, MPH.854.
Ransom, Hattie
f
1866c
NY
Hancock 1880
1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 14, in school, born NY.
Ransom, John
m
1869c
NY
Hancock 1880
1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 11, at school within year, born NY.
Ransom, Mary B.
f
1871c
1892.10.03
Hancock 1880, 1885-1886, 1890-1893, 1895, 1898
Office sister 1893, 1895, 1898.
1898.04.07
1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 8, in school, born NY. Age 14-15, in Hancock school 1885-1886, MPH.1003d-e. Res Hancock Chh 1890-1892, NOC.13.361. Signed Hancock covenant 1892.10.03, MPH.370, p88. Hancock Office sister 1893, age 23, NOC.13.361. Office sister & member of the Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. Visited Enfield CT 1895.10.16, MPH.8000 p123. Left Hancock Office 1898.04.07, age 27, MPH.5218; MPH.370, p91.
Rathbun, Amos Sr.
m
1737.01.25
at least by 1784
Hancock 1795, 1803, 1817.
Donated 15 yds checked cloth & 20 yds white cloth 1795, NOC. 10,804. Res John Deming Family, Hancock 1803, MPH.1314. Testimony: Test.1816: p173, 218, 252, 253, 305, 336, 341, 366. Died in Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1817.07.24, age 79, MPH.8000 p161.
1817.07.24
Hancock
MPH.8000 p161.
Rathbun, Caleb
m
Hancock 1794-1796
Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788.
Rathbun, Lucy
f
1788.02.12
MA
1851
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1829, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860-1861.
Deaconess? 1851. Eldress, 1860.
Res John Talcott Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 31, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 62, born MA. Signed West Family covenant as Lucy Rathbone, 3d sister, 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 67, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: Eldress, age 72, born MA. Died at Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. The last Rathbone among Believers, Hancock letter to Harvard Ministry 1861.10.20, OClWHi.IV:A-65. Death notice, Pittsfield Sun, 1861.10.17. Died 1861.10.05, age 72, MPH.8000 p174. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1861.10.05
Hancock
MPH.8000 p174.
Rathbun, Reuben 1st
m
Hancock 1784.
Died Hancock 1784, MPH.8000 p156.
1784
Hancock
MPH.8000 p156.
Rathbun, Reuben 2d
m
1789.04.10
Hancock 1789, 1792, 1794-1797
Elder 1792.
1797.00.00
Adm Hancock, donated span of horses & wagon, 1789.04.10, NOC.10,804. Elder, Hancock Chh Family, late 1792, 'Reuben was a Man of good Faccultyes of Mind; and had been a belever from the first opening of the gospel to us — and very Zealous — but not wise — the want of wisdom In his Labors had caused greate tribulation to the Eldrs and Expence to the brethren — Father James [said] that he would Sooner or Latter go to the world,' MPH.6140a p10b-12. In Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Left with Elizabeth Deming 1797, MPH.8342. See also: Reuben Rathbone, Reasons Offered for Leaving the Shakers (Pittsfield, Mass.: Chester Smith, 1809), MPH.7657. Remembered as an apostate: Test.1816: 390-92.
Rathbun, Sylva
f
1757c
Hancock 1785.
Died Hancock 1785 age 28, before gathering-in, Deceased among Believers previous to the Church being gathered at New Lebanon, in OClWHi.III:B-12.
1785
Hancock
OClWHi.III:B-12.
Rathbun, Valentine Jr.
m
Hancock 1780
Beaten by his father, who led a mob against the Shakers when Mother Ann was at Daniel Goodrich's, in Hancock, Test.1816: p162-63; assaulted by his father, DeWint.821, p103.
Rathbun, Valentine Sr.
m
Hancock 1780
Clothier, 1768.
Established a clothier works in west Pittsfield, 1768, History of Berkshire County, Massachusetts (NY: J.B. Beers, 1885) 2:294. Baptist preacher who joined 1780 but left by 1781; 'Pretended to confess his Sins but without Dout wickedley coverd his Most Dollfull abominations? who soon witherd away and became a bloodey Persicuter,' MPH.6140a p4,6,6b. Assaulted his son Valentine Jr, DeWint.821, p103. Wrote anti-Shaker pamphlet: An Account of the Matter, Form and Manner of a New and Strange Religion (Providence, R.I.: Bennett Wheeler, 1781).
Rawson, Anna
f
6/24/1779
MA
1832
Hancock 1803, 1819, 1823, 1829, 1832, 1836, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870-1871.
Deaconess? 1829.
Alt surnames Rosson, Rowson. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Age 40, Hancock (John Patten's) Family Order, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Wrote 'Bible Letter' in verse to her father 1823, MPH.8417a,b. Res Hancock 2d Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. 3d sister (deaconess?), Hancock 2d Family, 1829.12.20, DeWint.826. Signed 2d Family covenant 1832.04.05, NOC.13,601. Hancock 2d Family, 1836.12.20, DeWint.826. 2d Family, 1846.06.01, DeWint.826. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 71, born MA. 1855 MA census Pittsfield, family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 76, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 81, born MA. 1865 MA census Pittsfield family 1456 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 86, born MA. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 91, no occupation, born MA. Died at Hancock 2d Family 1871, MPH.8000 p180. Age 92 at death 1871.08.16, MPH.8000 p180. Buried in Chh F. cemetery, NW corner (MPH map). NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1871.08.16
Hancock
NOC.12,719. MPH.8000 p180.
Ray, Howard H.
m
1873c
VT
Hancock 1930
Employee who managed dairy farm, 1930 census.
1930 U.S. census, Hancock, MA family 89: employee who lived on the farm, age 57, widower, born VT, manager of dairy farm.
Ray, Ralph
m
1868.03.00 (estimated)
Fall River, MA
Hancock 1879.
Died 1879.04.30, age 11, MPH.8000 p203. Born Fall River, son of Ralph & Sarah Ray; died of congestion of lungs April 30, 1879, age 10y 11m, Pittsfield MVR.
1879.04.30
Hancock
Congestion of lungs, MVR.
MPH.8000 p203. MVR.
Reaper, Catherine
f
1838c
NY
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census Pittsfield family 445 (Hancock 2d family), age 17, born NY.
Remington, Elizabeth
f
1756.09.04
Hancock 1803, 1813.
Alt surnames: Redington, Reddington. Res John Deming Family, Hancock, 1803, MPH.1314. Died at Hancock West Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died 1813.05.15, age 57, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.05.15
Hancock
MPH.8000 p160.
Remington, Sibyl
f
1780s
Ashfield c1781-83. Hancock 1827
Formerly of Ashfield, res Hancock 1827, Testimony, 1827.01.24, OClWHi.VI:A-4; OClWHi.VI:B-42.
Retallick, David
m
1887c
Hancock 1892-1897
Age 5-10, in Hancock school 1892-1897, MPH.1003j.
Retallick, Johnnie
m
1884c
Hancock 1892, 1894
Age 8 & 10, in Hancock school 1892 & 1894, MPH.1003k & m.
Retallick, Willie
m
1894.08.09
Hancock 1899, 1901, 1908, 1919
Age 5, in Hancock school 1899, MPH.5220. Son of Mr. & Mrs. David Retallick; birthdate; in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-a. Res Hancock but attends school at Stearnsville Nov 1908, MPH.1008. Fred Retallick attended J. Holden's funeral, 'Pay Beautiful Tributes to Elder Joseph's Memory,' obituary perhaps from Berkshire Eagle, April 30, 1919, HSV archives.
Retzlaff, Agnes A.
f
1871.07.00
1892.10.03
Hancock 1885, 1890, 1892, 1895, 1900-1901, 1904-1905, 1910, 1913.
Deaconess? 1905. Guardian for a girl Nov 1908, MPH.1008.
1905.11.11
Age 13, in Hancock school 1885, MPH.1003d. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Signed covenant at Hancock 1892.10.03, NOC.10,345; MPH.370, p88. Res Hancock Church Family 1895.01.01, NOC.10,345. 1900 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 6: age 28, born Germany July 1871. Moved to Brooklyn, NY to live with relatives due to eye problems, 1901.05.12, MPH.370 p94. 'Emoretta and Agnes were absent all of last week at the Chatham Fair, where they had a booth for selling wares,' Fidella Estabrook letter to J.P. MacLean 1904.09.04, OClWHi.IV:A-20. Severed her relationship with Hancock Chh after 21 years, 1905.11.11, NOC.10,345. Evidently returned: 1910 U.S. census, Hancock MA family 92: age 38, born Germany, immigrated 1874, no trade. Died 1913.12.15, age 42, MPH.5218.
1913.12.15
Hancock
MPH.5218.
Reynolds, George
m
1830.08.27
Hancock 1830
1830.10.03
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1830.08.27, left 5 weeks later, 1830.10.03, DeWint.826.
Rice, Emma
f
1907c
1915.04.06
Hancock 1915
1915.04.12
Arrived Hancock 1915.04.06, age 8, & left a week later, MPH.5218.
Rice, Fredrick
m
1871c
Hancock 1880
1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 9, at school, born MA.
Richards, Rosa
f
1893.04.06
1898.10.15
Hancock 1898-1899, 1901, 1906
1906.02.27
Arrived Hancock East Family 1898.10.15, age 5, MPH.5218. Age 6, in Hancock Shaker school 1899, MPH.5220. Birthdate; a west Pittsfield child in Hancock Shaker school Sept 1901, MPH.1007-b. Departure noted 1906, age 12, MPH.5218. Named as student in 1901, 1903 Hancock school registers MPH 1003a-s & 3097
Richardson, Abigail
f
1757c
Hancock 1819, 1824.
Age 62, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died 1824.03.20, MPH.8000 p163; age 68, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1824.03.20
Hancock
MPH.8000 p163.
Richardson, William #1
m
1755.09.15
Hancock 1829, 1838.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died 1838.08.25, age 83, at East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127.
1838.08.25
Hancock
SDR.NEHGR p127.
Richardson, William #2
m
1816c
Hancock 1819
Age 3, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. [Note: Because he was listed among middle-aged adults, this may actually have been William #1 at age 63.]
Richmond, Thomas
f
England?
Enfield CT, 1853. Hancock 1853. Enfield CT, 1854, 1859
Had a small tumor cut out of his side 1859.02.19, NOC.TDM.
1853.03.04
One of the Richmond family who joined Shakers at Enfield, CT, then fell away. Thomas res in Elder William's family at Hancock but was taken away by [his brother?] David. After a great deal of wrangling, 'David & Thomas were informed that they would not have another meal of victuals nor night’s lodging at that place [Enfield], and that if they desired it, tickets would be furnished them for a passage to England,' 1853.03.04, NOC.TDM. Thomas was readmitted at Enfield, CT 1854.10.23, NOC.TDM. At Hancock or Enfield when he had a small tumor cut out of his side 1859.02.19, NOC.TDM.
Rickey, Anna B.
f
1797c
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1837
1837.07.06
Age 22, in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Left 1837.07.06, NOC.13,602, p32.
Rickey, Harlon
m
1817c
Hancock 1819, 1831
Alt name: Horton. Age 2 [mother probably Anna], in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh 1831.11.20, MPH.1784.
Rickey, Harriet
f
1818c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1831, 1860?
Age 1 [not yet weaned, mother probably Anna], in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. This may be the Harriet whose surname is illegible in the 1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2204 (William Williams' Hancock East Family): age [31?], born CT.
Rickey, Isaac
m
1788c
1823
Hancock 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1837
1837.07.06
Age 31 [perhaps husband of Anna], in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Departure in 1837, NOC.10,345.
Rickey, Robert B.
m
1794c
1834.03.01
Hancock 1829, 1831, 1834, 1843, 1846, 1849-1850.
Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed covenant 1834.03.01, NOC.13,602, p47. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 'Robert Rinsey' res Hancock 1846.09.25, OClWHi.V:B-36, p61. Confined to the sick house & requires much labor to take care of ... 'Robert has been confined about 4 months with a nervous complaint which attacked one of his legs and has been very painful and reduced him very much. It is thought that he may yet recover,' 1849.08.04, Hancock Ministry letter to Grove Blanchard, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died age 56y 11 m, 1850.01.11, DeWint.851. 'Robert Rukey,' Shaker farmer, died age 57 of 'debility from birth,' Hancock MVR.
1850.01.11
Hancock
Nervous consumption
MPH.8000 p171. DeWint.851.
Rickey, Robert N.
m
1815c
1836.10.31
Hancock 1819, 1831, 1836-1837
Shoemaker, 1837.
1837.06.30
Age 4 [mother probably Anna], res in Young Believers Order, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed covenant 1836.10.31, NOC.13,602, p49. Left with leather, shoemaking tools, an accordian, a watch, & 18 yards of fulled cloth , plus $5.50 cash, 1837.03.14, NOC.10,345.
Riley, Ann
f
1852.03.01
1863.03.26
Hancock 1863
Age 11 in 1863, indentured to John M. Dean from Alms House, Monson, MA, until 1870.03.01 (age 18), MPH.6205.
Riley, Nancy
f
7/22/1809, WRHS V:B-58 (Brewer index)
NY
1851.05.27
Hancock 1829, 1840-1841, 1843, 1846-1847, 1849-1851, 1855-1857, 1859-1860, 1865, 1870, 1876.
Eldress, 1829. Nurse, 1843. Eldress, 1846, 1849. Schoolteacher, 1856. Eldress, 1859. Housework, 1870.
2d Eldress, Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Hancock East Family instrument, 1840-41, OClWHi.VIII:B-19. Nurse 1843, Lamson.2010 p76. East Family instrument 1845.12.25, DeWint.768 (Brewer index). Ass't Eldress, East Family/gathering order, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Brought Irving girl to Hancock Chh 1847.07.01, DeWint.851. Moved to 2d Family 1849.11.03, DeWint.851. Released as Eldress, East Family 1849.12.18, DeWint.851. Visited Tyringham from Hancock 2d Family, 1850.06.19, DeWint.851. 1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 41, born NY. Moved to Hancock Chh 1851.02.19, DeWint.851. Signed covenant 1851.05.27, NOC.13,602, p53. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 46, born NY. Visited New Lebanon Chh Family school 1856.06.03 to prepare for running Hancock Chh Family school, MPH.388. Visited Enfield, CT 1856.09.05, NOC.TDM. Visited Watervliet NY 1857.08.00, MPH.8000 p113. Appointed Eldress 1859.09.28, NOC.TDM. 1860 census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee family 2215: 3d sister in family, age 51, born NY. Wrote to New Lebanon thanking them for hospitality when the Hancock party was snowbound at the North Family overnight, 1861.02.12, OClWHi.IV:V-20. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 55, born NY state. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 61, housework, $400 real estate, born NY. 'She was a zealous advocate in the cause of truth and when young strove to instill good and virtuous principles to those under her superintendence,' died 1876.10.28, age 67, MPH.8000 p200. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1876.10.28
Hancock
MPH.8000 p200.
Ripley, Asenath
f
Hancock 1851
Acenath Ripley arrived & requested to see us I went to see her & from there to the Second Family where I saw Eldress Dana She said Acenath better go to the gathering order which she did & staid over the Sabbath then went on to Vermont or talked of it,' 1851.06.14, DeWint.851.
Rist, Nelly
f
Hancock 1869
Girls' caretaker, 1869.
Named girls' caretaker 1869.09.06, NOC.10,467.
Roberts, Charles
m
1833.08.08
MA
1854.12.25
Hancock 1849-1850, 1854-1855, 1863
Farmer, 1855, 1863.
Came into the house to live,' Hancock Chh Family, 1849.05.17, MPH.8329. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 17, born MA. Visited Tyringham 1850.09.02, DeWint.851. Signed covenant 1854.12.25, NOC.13,602, p54. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24 (Chh Family): age 21, farmer, born MA. Birthdate & place, occupation farmer noted on 1863 conscription list, DeWint.1168.
Roberts, Frances
f
1839
MA
Hancock 1850
1850 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 1516 (Reuben Hawkins' Hancock 2d Family): age 11, born MA.
Roberts, Jacob
m
1807c
Hancock 1849-1850.
Joiner, 1850.
Jacob Roberts Deceased; – A young believer having lived at the gathering Family only about 6 months. He was a house Joiner by trade, but officiated as a waiter to Dr. Childs in the late Mexican war,' NOC.TDM. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died 1850.02.12, age 43, DeWint.851.
1850.02.12
Hancock
Nervous consumption.
DeWint.851.
Roberts, John
m
Tyringham or Hancock? 1850
Bleacher, 1850.
[Visitor?] John Roberts commenced whitening here in the Hancock Church, & deaconesses came to learn, 1850.05.27; 'John Roberts went to New Lebanon for the purpose of Learning the Sisters to bleach cloth,' then returned to Tyringham, 1850.05.29, 1850.06.01 DeWint.851.
Roberts, Washington
m
1849c
Hancock 1855
1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 6, birthplace unrecorded.
Robinson, Alvan
m
1798c
Hancock 1819
Age 21, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17.
Robinson, Daniel
m
Hancock 1794-1796
1796.04.23
Boy at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Left 1796.04.23, NOC.10,804 (Brewer index).
Robinson, Deborah
f
1801.06.12
Windham, CT
1829
1851
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1846-1847, 1850-1851, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1892.
Eldress, 1846, 1851. Works in dairy, 1870. Nurse, 1880. Housework, 1892.
Names, Ages & Birth Places, OClWHi.III:A-8. Age 18, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock West House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Ass't Eldress, West Family, 1846.01.01, NOC.TDM. Visited Tyringham from Hancock, 1847.09.07, DeWint.851. 'Deberer' in 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, David Terry family 122: age 49, born CT. Signed West Family covenant, 2d sister, 1851.01.01, MPH.854. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 54, born CT. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA (David Terry's West) family 2216: age 63, born CT. 1865 MA census, Hancock (West) family 140: age 63, born Windsor, CT. When West Family was broken up, she was moved to Chh Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 69, works in dairy, born CT. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 78, nurse, born CT. Res Hancock Chh 1890, NOC.13.361. Age 91y 2m 4d at death 1892.08.26, MPH.8000 p212. Born Windham, CT, daughter of Samuel R. & Phelona Robinson; occupation housework; died of old age at 91y 2m 15d on Aug 27, 1892, Hancock MVR.
1892.08.26
Hancock
Old age, MVR.
MPH.8000 p212.
Robinson, Laura
f
1903c
1921.11.19
Hancock 1921, 1923
1923. 07.16
Arrived Hancock 1921.11.19, age 18, MPH.5218. Moved into modernized Hancock Ministry shop 1921.11.19, NOC.10,345. Departed 1923 age 20, MPH.5218.
Robinson, Lucy
f
1779.01.16
1814
Hancock 1794-1796, 1803, 1814, 1819, 1829-1831, 1839.
Fever caused by stagnant water ... fever turned putrid, 1839.
Deaconess, 1831, 1839.
Girl at Hancock Chh Family 1794-1796, MPH.1788. Hancock 1st Family, 1803, MPH.1314. Signed Chh Family covenant 1814.12.02, MPH.854. Age 40, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, 1st row, 2d from the world's people, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Chh Family 2d deaconess, 1831.12.19, DeWint.1064. Died from fever caused by stagnant water, the drainage being stopped by the making of the rail road; fever turned putrid, Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry 1839.10.06, OClWHi.IV:A-19. 1st Office deaconess 1839, NOC.12,720. Died 1839.09.29, age 60, MPH.8000 p167.
1839.09.29
Hancock
Fever, OClWHi.III:A-6.
MPH.8000 p167.
Robinson, Mary
f
1745.01.10
Hancock 1803, 1813.
Ill during epidemic, 1813.05.00.
May have known Ann Lee; see Test.1816. 1st sister in John Deming Family, Hancock 1803, MPH.1314. May have been the Mary Robinson who testified about Ann Lee at Ashfield when testimonies were collected c1812, Test.1816: p213. Died at end of winter fever epidemic, Hancock Ministry letter to Harvard Ministry, 1813.05.31, OClWHi.IV:A-19. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1813.05.18, age 67, MPH.8000 p160.
1813.05.18
Hancock
Fever, OClWHi.IV:A-19.
MPH.8000 p160.
Robinson, Nathan Sr.
m
1768c
1823
Hancock 1791-1793, 1819, 1823, 1829-1831, 1841.
Alternate surname Robertson. Nathan Sr. donated one hog, 20 pounds flax 10 sheep, a wheel, 10 bu wheat, 2 tons of hay, &c, 1791-93, NOC.10,804. Age 51, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1823.04.03, MPH.854. Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Age 73 at death, in Hancock Deaths, DeWint.826. Died 1841.09.02, MPH.8000 p168.
1841.09.02
Hancock
MPH.8000 p168.
Robinson, Philora
f
1779c
Hancock 1819, 1839.
Alt names: Philena, Flora. Alt surnames: Roberson, Robertson, Robison. Wife of Samuel? Age 40, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p127. Died 1839.03.10, age 60, MPH.8000 p167.
1839.03.10
Hancock
MPH.8000 p167.
Robinson, Samuel
m
1774c
Hancock 1819, 1829, 1848.
Alt surname Robertson. Husband of Philora? Age 45, in Christopher Patten's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Res Hancock East Family 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Died at Hancock East Family, SDR.NEHGR p128. Died 1848.12.04, age 73, MPH.8000 p202.
1848.12.04
Hancock
Consumption
DeWint.851.
Roe, John
m
1789.10.10
Hancock 1789
Came to live with Hancock Shakers & 'brought one too year old hefer' 1789.10.10, NOC.10,804.
Roe, Richard
Hancock 1836
Trustee, 1836.
Signed agreement to be a trustee at Hancock Shaker community 1836, DeWint.727.
Rogers, Apgar
m
Hancock 1876
Boys' caretaker & schoolteacher, 1876.
Named boys' caretaker 1876.11.14, MPH.8000 p11. And schoolteacher, same date, NOC.10,467.
Rogers, Benjamin
m
1848.12.18
Hancock 1848
From Tarriffville, CT, son of Hannah; to Hancock North Family 1848.12.18, DeWint.851.
Rogers, Ellen
f
1849c
CT
Hancock 1865
1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 16, born CT.
Rogers, Ensign
m
1757.10.00
Hancock 1819, 1823.
Birth date, NOC.12,719. Father of Olive (HTR, Brewer index). Age 61, David Terry's Family, Hancock Chh, 1819.09.00, OClWHi.III:A-17. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p126. Died 1823.07.05, MPH.8000 p163; age 66, OClWHi.III:A-6.
1823.07.05
Hancock
MPH.8000 p163.
Rogers, Hannah
f
Hancock 1848-1849
Went to Tariffville CT to get her son Benjamin 1848.12.18, DeWint.851. Visited New Lebanon to teach how to comb worsted, 1849.07.12, DeWint.851. 'Hannah Rogers accompanied by Rebecca Clark went over to N.L. Hannah to assist the Sisters in a new method of combing worsted ... Hannah R. was taken sick on the evening of her arrival which frustrated the object of her going for the time being,' 1849.07.12-13, NOC.TDM.
Rogers, Mary Ann
f
1848c
1851.03.05
Hancock 1851
Nathan Holland Elder Sister Anna & Lucy J went to Pitsfield after a little girl which has no Parents living Viz. Mary Ann Rogers. Aged 3 years,' 1851.03.05, DeWint.851.
Rogers, Olive
f
8/1/1794
Wilbraham, CT or Wilbraham, MA
12/17/1816 1830.12.25
Hancock 1829-1831, 1843, 1849, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1879.
Housework, 1870.
Born Wilbraham, MA, 8/1/1794, DeWint.1061 (Brewer index). Hancock Chh 1st Order 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. Assigned place in meeting, Hancock Chh Family, 1831.11.20, MPH.1784. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. Visited Enfield CT 1849.09.05, DeWint.851 & NOC.TDM. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 24, age 61, born MA. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 66, born CT? 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 71, born CT. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 74, housework, born CT. Died 1879.04.23, age 84, MPH.8000 p202. Born Wilbraham, CT, daughter of Ensign & Huldah (Baxter) Rogers; died of consumption April 23, 1879, aged 84y, 8m 23d, Hancock MVR.
1879.04.23
Hancock
Consumption, MVR.
MPH.8000 p202. MVR.
Roland, Jeanne
f
1885c
Hancock 1891
Age 6, in Hancock school 1891, MPH.1003j.
Romaine, Nellie Ruth
f
1885c
1894.01.16
Hancock 1894
1894.06.25
Arrived Hancock Chh Family 1894.01.16, age 9; left 1894.06.25, MPH.5218. Age 10, in Hancock school 1894, MPH.1003m.
Rose, Alice May
f
1879c
Hancock 1885-1886
Age 6-7, in Hancock school 1885-1886, MPH.1003d-e.
Rose, Harry Joseph
m
1878c
Hancock 1885-1886
Age 7-8, in Hancock school 1885-1886, MPH.1003d-e.
Rose, Mira
f
1875c
Hancock 1885-1889
Alt names M. Estella, Myra; age 10-14, in Hancock school 1885-1889, MPH.1003d-h.
Rose, Wellington R.
m
1793.10.00 (est)
NY or Hancock, MA
1828
Hancock 1828-1831, 1843, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865-1866, 1870, 1880-1881.
Physician, 1855, 1865 & 1870. Nurse, 1880. Physician, 1881.
Signed Hancock Chh Family covenant 1828.08.08, MPH.854. Res Hancock North House 1829.08.30, OClWHi.III:B-42. Signed covenant 1830.12.25, NOC.10,345. 2d brother, Hancock North House 1831.12.19, DeWint 1064. Signed Sacred Roll 1843.04.20, OClWHi.III:A-17. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Joseph Patten family 121: age 50, birthplace unknown. To New Lebanon to get Isaac N. Youngs to cut a coat (Hancock had no tailor) 1855.01.02, OClWHi.V:B-70. 1855 MA census, Hancock family 132: age 60, doctor, no birthplace. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, Simon Mabee Chh family 2215: age 65, born NY. 1865 MA census, Hancock family 161: age 69, born NY, physician. Won prize for wine & cordials at Berkshire Agricultural Fair, Pittsfield Sun, October 11, 1866. 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 96: age 74, physician, born NY. Physician, MPH.8000 p205. 1880 U.S. census, Hancock, MA, family 100 (Phidelio Collins family): age 84, nurse, born NY. Died 1881.02.03, age 85, MPH.8000 p205; age 87, MPH.5218. Born Hancock, son of Solomon M. & Rhoda (Hinsdale) Rose; physician, died of old age Feb 3, 1881, age 87y 3m 24d, Hancock MVR.
1881.02.03
Hancock
Old age, MVR.
MVR. MPH.8000 p205. MPH.5218.
Ross, Agnes
f
1879c
Hancock 1885-1888
Age 6-9, in Hancock school 1885-1888, MPH.1003d-g.
Rowley, Eunice
f
1834.06.19
Hancock 1834
1834.07.00
Adm Hancock East Family 1834.06.19; went home a month later, DeWint.826.
Rude, Alpheus
m
1780s
Hancock 1827
Formerly of Williamstown, MA, res Hancock when he gave his Testimony 1827.01.25, OClWHi.VI:A-4. Other testimonies: OClWHi.VI:A-4; OClWHi.VI:B-42: p155.
Ruscoe, Ada Belle
f
1891c
1901.11.00
Hancock 1901-1902, 1903, 1906
1902.06.30
Arrived Hancock East Family 1901.11.00, age 10, MPH.5218. Age 10, in Hancock Shaker school 1901, MPH.5220. Departed 1902.06.30 age 10; returned 1903.12.03; left again 1906.07.26, age 14, MPH.5218.
Ruscoe, Ethel
f
1893c
1901.11.00
Hancock 1901-1902, 1903, 1906
1902.06.30
Arrived Hancock East Family 1901.11.00, age 8, MPH.5218. Age 8, in Hancock Shaker school 1901, MPH.5220. Departed 1902.06.30 age 8; returned 1903.12.03; left again 1906.07.26, age 12, MPH.5218.
Rushmore, Henry
m
1834.07.16
NY
Hancock 1867, 1870, 1880, 1896.
Broom maker, 1870. Farmhand, 1880.
Birthdate estimated from death record. When West Family was broken up, he was transferred to 2d Family 1867.11.27, NOC.10,467. 1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 36, broom maker, born NY. 1880 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA (Isaac Auger's 2d) family 560, age 46, farmhand, born NY. Died at Hancock 2d Family, SDR.NEHGR p127; MPH.5218. Died 1896.05.20, age 61y 10m 4d, MPH.8000 p214. 'Henry Rosmore,' born Pittsfield, MA, son of Silas & Eliza (Ogden) Rosmore, no occupation recorded, died age 63 of heart failure & chronic liver disease, Pittsfield MVR.
1896.05.20
Hancock
Heart failure & chronic liver disease, MVR.
MPH.8000 p214.
Russell, Abial
f?
1817.10.00
Hancock 1817
Adm Hancock Chh Family 1817.10.00, MPH.1314.
Russell, Mary
f
Hancock 1895.
Died 1895.02.24, age 84, Manifesto 6:95, MPH.1791. NF Hancock or Pittsfield MVR.
1895.02.24
Hancock
MPH.1791.
Rust, Richard
m
Hancock 1831
Res Hancock Chh 1831.12.19, DeWint.1064.
Ryall, Mathew
m
1825c
Ireland
Hancock 1855
Tanner, 1855.
1855 MA census, Hancock family 131: age 30, tanner, born Ireland.
Ryan, Patrick
m
1833
Ireland
Hancock 1855
Laborer, 1855.
1855 MA census, Hancock family 130 (David Terry family): age 22, laborer, born Ireland.
Sabin?, Patrick
m
1846c
MA
Hancock 1860
1860 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA family 2205 (Joseph Patten's Hancock 2d Family): age 14, born MA, at school within year.
Sands, Martha
f
Hancock 1830
Adm Hancock 1830.09.21, then left, DeWint.826.
Sanford, Charles
m
1856c
CT
Hancock 1870
1870 U.S. census, Pittsfield, MA, (Samuel Pool's) family 1525: age 14, born CT, attended school within year.
Sanford, Orpha
f
1837.04.29
Hancock 1837
Adm Hancock 2d Family 1837.04.29, DeWint.826.
Schmidt, Conrad
m
1827.01.00
Ge