Molly Hartt and John Estey
Molly Hartt was born on November 6, 1750 to Jonathan Hartt and his wife, Mercy Hawkes Hartt. Molly married John Endicott Estey on August 28, 1769, in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. John was born on December 14, 1742, in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.
John had moved from Rowley, Massachusetts, to Maugerville, New Brunswick in 1764 with his father and siblings, Zebulon, Richard, and Sarah.
According to the book, "The River St. John" by Reverend William Raymond, published in 1910 (pages 334-335), Zebulon Estey arrived in Maugerville, New Brunswick, on January 15, 1765, on the schooner of Captain Francis Peabody. He paid 12 shillings for passage from Newburyport to St. John, New Brunswick. In addition, he paid 13 shillings and 6 pence for "his club of cider" while on the voyage.
After arrival in New Brunswick, Richard Estey and Sarah's husband, Thomas Barker, built a saw mill on a small creek near Middle Island.
In 1779, they sold the saw mill. Richard Estey signed a church covenant for a distinct church society. At the same time, many people moved from Maugerville because of the spring flooding along the river. Zebulon Estey moved to Gagetown. Others, including Israel Estey, Moses Estey, and Amos Estey, moved across the river to Burton.
Children born to John Estey and Molly Hartt:
|Sarah C. Estey||Born||August 29, 1770||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Married George Cypher on April 8, 1790|
|John Endicott Estey, Jr.||Born||October 17, 1771||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Married Deborah _____|
|Mary Brown Estey||Born||January 7, 1773||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Died at 5 years of age.|
|Died||May 29, 1777||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB|
|Ruth Everett Estey||Born||January 18, 1775||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Married George Everett|
|Died||November 13, 1830||Fredericton, NB|
|Mary (Mercy) Estey||Born||May 29, 1776||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Died as a child|
|Died||August 10, 1779||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB|
|Endicott Estey||Born||December 9, 1777||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Married Hannah Churchill, daughter of Nathaniel Churchill and Elizabeth Ryder|
|Died||August 16, 1848|
|Aaron Estey||Born||May 16, 1779||Sheffield, Sudbury, NB||Married Barbara Martha Brooks; born in 1783, died on April 23, 1859 in Nashwaaksis, York Co, NB.|
|Died||October 2, 1850||Douglas, York County, NB|
|Jonathan Estey||Born||March 12, 1781||Married Ruth Amelia Hartt. See notes below.|
|Died||June 4, 1849||Simonds, Carleton Co., NB|
|Richard Estey||Born||May 27, 1783||Died at 23 years of age.|
|Died||August 10, 1806|
|Charlotte Hartt Estey||Born||March 10, 1785||Married Aaron Hartt|
|Died||February 26, 1868|
|William Estey||Born||January 11, 1787||Married Sarah Barker Smith, daughter of William Smith and Sarah Barker|
|Died||June 16, 1871||Kingsclear, York County, NB|
|Elizabeth C. Estey||Born||June 20, 1789||Married Abraham Close on January 13, 1813.|
|Abel Thatcher Estey||Born||September 25, 1791||Married Nancy Anne Henderson, daughter of George Henderson, on January 1, 1819.|
|Died||August 8, 1847||Fredericton, NB|
Jonathan Estey and Ruth Amelia Hartt had a
daughter, Charlotte (1819-1891), who married David Hartt. They also had a
son, Aaron Hartt Estey, born in 1829, died in 1882, buried in Woodlands Cemetery
in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Aaron Hartt Estey married Louisa
Jane Watson, born 1828, died 1917, parents: Daniel Watson, Elizabeth Wolverton.
Louisa Jane Watson Estey is buried in the same cemetery.
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