DESCENDANTS of GEORGE (Sr.) COOLBATH

(John Peavey Jr. and Lois Coolbath)

by Mark Kulow


Generation No. 1


1. GEORGE (SR.)2 COOLBATH (JOHN1 COOLBROTH) was born Abt. 1690 in Ulster Province, Ireland, and died in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He married MARY PITMAN Abt. 1708 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She was born Abt. 1690 in New Hampshire.

More About GEORGE (SR.) COOLBATH:
Burial:
Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Children of GEORGE COOLBATH and MARY PITMAN are:


2.
i. GEORGE (JR.)3 COOLBATH,
b. 1710, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. 1738, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

ii. WILLIAM COOLBATH, b. 1712, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

3.
iii. JAMES COOLBATH,
b. 1715, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. Bef. 1800, Middleton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

iv. JOSEPH COOLBATH, b. 1717, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; m. MARY ? COOLBROTH, 1742, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

4.
v. PITMAN COOLBATH
, b. 1718, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

5.
vi. BENJAMIN COOLBATH
, b. 1719, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. March 20, 1778.

vii. SUSANNA COOLBATH, b. 1721, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

viii. MEHITABLE COOLBATH, b. 1723, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.


Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE (JR.)3 COOLBATH (GEORGE (SR.)2, JOHN1 COOLBROTH) was born 1710 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and died 1738 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He married ELIZABETH HOYT February 28, 1733/34 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, daughter of WILLIAM HOYT and ELIZABETH HALEY. She was born 1712 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Notes for GEORGE (JR.) COOLBATH:
According to "Newington Families", George's father George Sr. was granted administration of his estate on August 30, 1738 after George's death.

 More About GEORGE (JR.) COOLBATH:
Burial:
1738, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Child of GEORGE COOLBATH and ELIZABETH HOYT is:


i. LEMUEL4 COOLBATH, b. October 19, 1735, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

  3. JAMES3 COOLBATH (GEORGE (SR.)2, JOHN1 COOLBROTH) was born 1715 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and died Bef. 1800 in Middleton, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He married OLIVE LEIGHTON 1738 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, daughter of THOMAS LEIGHTON and DEBORAH LEIGHTON. She was born 1720 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and died Bef. 1800 in Middleton, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

More About JAMES COOLBATH:
Burial:
Bef. 1800, Coolbroth Farm Middleton, Strafford County, New Hampshire

More About OLIVE LEIGHTON:
Burial:
Bef. 1800, Coolbroth Farm Middleton, Strafford County, New Hampshire

Children of JAMES COOLBATH and OLIVE LEIGHTON are:


i. LEIGHTON4 COOLBATH, b. November 03, 1739, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. 1830, Exeter, Penobscot County, Maine; m. DEBORAH LEIGHTON, December 03, 1761, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; b. October 28, 1743, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. March 23, 1819, Mt. Vernon, Kennebec County, Maine.

More About LEIGHTON COOLBATH:
Burial: 1830, Exeter, Penobscot County, Maine

More About DEBORAH LEIGHTON:
Burial: March 25, 1819, Mt. Vernon, Kennebec County, Maine

ii. HUNKING (SR.) COOLBATH, b. February 17, 1742/43, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. January 28, 1825, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire; m. SUSANNAH KNIGHT, March 04, 1776, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; b. 1744, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. March 14, 1816, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

More About HUNKING (SR.) COOLBATH:
Burial: January 30, 1825, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire

More About SUSANNAH KNIGHT:
Burial: March 16, 1816, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire

iii. DEBORAH COOLBATH, b. October 09, 1745, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; m. CHARLES KNIGHT, November 23, 1769, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; b. Abt. 1745, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

iv. WINTHROP (SR.) COOLBATH, b. March 18, 1750/51, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. May 11, 1831, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire; m. HANNAH ROLLINS, Abt. 1771, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire; b. September 08, 1750, Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Notes for WINTHROP (SR.) COOLBATH:
Winthrop Coolbroth was the Great Grandfather of Henry Wilson, born Coolbroth, the Vice President of the United States.

More About WINTHROP (SR.) COOLBATH:
Burial: May 13, 1831, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire
v. AMY COOLBATH, b. July 09, 1758, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

vi. DEPENDANCE COOLBATH, b. Abt. 1741, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. 1838, Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire; m. ELEANOR WALKER, November 25, 1773, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; b. 1750, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. 1833, Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

More About DEPENDANCE COOLBATH:
Burial: 1838, Winkly Cemetery Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire
More About ELEANOR WALKER:
Burial: 1833, Winkly Cemetery Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire

vii. INDEPENDANCE COOLBATH, b. February 17, 1742/43, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. July 28, 1840, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York; m. RACHEL HOUGH, Abt. 1810; b. 1789, Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine; d. July 18, 1841, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.

More About INDEPENDANCE COOLBATH:
Burial: July 30, 1840, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York
More About RACHEL HOUGH:
Burial: July 20, 1841, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York

viii. BENNINGTON COOLBATH, b. May 28, 1762, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. September 27, 1824, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire; m. MARY ROLLINS, 1783, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; b. May 26, 1761, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. August 09, 1825, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

More About BENNINGTON COOLBATH:
Burial: September 29, 1824, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire

More About MARY ROLLINS:
Burial: August 11, 1825, Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire

  4. PITMAN3 COOLBATH (GEORGE (SR.)2, JOHN1 COOLBROTH) was born 1718 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He married JANE HODGDON 1753 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, daughter of JOHN HODGDON and MARY DECKER. She was born February 22, 1729/30 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Children of PITMAN COOLBATH and JANE HODGDON are:

i. ELIZABETH (CHILD)4 COOLBATH, b. May 05, 1754, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. Bef. 1760, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

More About ELIZABETH (CHILD) COOLBATH:
Burial: Bef. 1760, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

ii. MARY (INFANT) COOLBATH, b. May 05, 1754, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. May 1754, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

More About MARY (INFANT) COOLBATH:
Burial: May 1754, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

iii. LOIS COOLBATH, b. October 03, 1756, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. December 02, 1844, Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire; m. JOHN (SR.) PEAVEY, September 17, 1777, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; b. November 13, 1757, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. June 12, 1845, Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

Notes for LOIS COOLBATH:
According to the journal of Enoch Place, he preached at the funeral of Mrs. Lois Peavey on Wednesday December 4, 1844. He had gone to visit the family on Monday December 2nd after he heard of her death to pray and comfort John Peavey Jr. and his family. On the day of the funeral it was rainy and overcast. Mrs. Peavey, aged 92 years died of old age. His message came from "Daughters of Jerusalem weep not for me but weep for yourselves and your Children". Her death was a blessing as she had been nearly senseless for some two years.
The LDS Records has a marriage record for John Sr. Peavey to a Mrs. Lois Colbath. This lead to a lot of speculation as to her maiden name and who she married the first time. With the cemetery records and Enoch's journal it was possible to pinpoint her birth date but nothing was known regarding her previous marriage. The notes from Joseph Adams show that he married Lois Coolbroth and John Pevey September 17, 1777 in Newington. There is no "Mrs." in front of her name. Based on this information, there is the possibility that she had not been married previously. Further research in "Newington Families" compiled by Henry Winthrop Hardon show a daughter born to Pitman Coolbroth and Jane Hodgdon who was baptized Oct. 8, 1756 by Rev. Adams. The daughters name is not given which was sometimes the case for children who were stillborn or died in infancy. However in the same records another daughter born to Pitman and Jane was identified as having died in infancy. That was not the case for the daughter who was baptized October 8th. It is also true that many times children were not baptized immediately after birth. However, looking at the baptismal records for her siblings shows that in this family the children were probably baptized shortly after birth as evidenced by the various baptismal dates that follow what would be considered a normal time pattern between births. This is not solid proof but a consistent circumstantial indication of facts. The location in Newington fits. A baptism 5 days after the known birth date for Lois fits. The lack of the title "Mrs." by the officiating Minister fits. The fact that there was no indication of the death of this daughter fits. The fact that Rev. Adams baptized the daughter and also performed her wedding ceremony also fits. The LDS records have the same daughter of Pitman and Jane born October 3, 1856 which fits exactly with Lois' birth date. Case closed for now. I will be placing the Coolbroths in the Peavey tree unless some other evidence comes to light.


More About LOIS COOLBATH:
Burial: December 04, 1844, Center Strafford Cemetery Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire

Notes for JOHN (SR.) PEAVEY:
Information for John Peavey Sr. of Barrington/Strafford came in part from "Revolutionary Documents of Heads of Families on June 1, 1840". Information for the burial location came from "Colonial Gravestone Inscriptions" under the heading of State of New Hampshire. John Peavey Sr. who married Mrs. Lois Colbath has been a difficult person to track because of his common name and the lack of information regarding his children. We do know from the history of the Town of Barrington that John and his brother Joseph were among the founding fathers of the town. The only confirmed record on the LDS site was his marriage to the widow Lois Colbath. There was a John Peavey Senior listed as a pensioner of the Revolutionary War living in a household that was headed by a John Peavey Junior on June 1, 1840. This was in Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire. The only John Peavey listed in the 1840 census in Strafford showed a male and female with birth dates between 1750-1760 had moved into that household after the 1830 Census for the same family. We also had a burial location for John Sr. and Lois in Center Strafford Cemetery (Lisa has Ridge Cemetery) located in Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire. The birth dates lined up as well as the location. The Census confirms the likelihood that John Jr. would have taken in his parents after they were over 80 years old. Since this was the only possible John living in the area at the time they had to be connected. John Jr. was married to Mary Caverly with essentially the correct number of children in the household that fit with the rest of our records for him. We now have the first confirmed child for John Sr. and Lois as well as the military records, burial records, marriage records, and locations that fit together.
We now have additional information on the Peavey family from a different source from the LDS Records. The book "Newington Families" was compiled by Henry Winthrop Hardon from several sources. His main source was the journals and records of Rev. Joseph Adams. He used the additional sources to confirm and expand the information from Joseph Adams notes. Joseph Adams was an uncle to President John Quincy Adams and ministered in the Rockingham/Strafford area from 1725 to 1760. He married several of the Peavey's and there is a possibility that Rachel who was married to the first Edward Peavey and the mother of the New Hampshire Peavey's may have been an Adams. In addition Joseph Adams' notes might contain information that would be of great help in connecting the family. I will be quoting from this source for Peavey's and others who were originally in the Newington area.


More About JOHN (SR.) PEAVEY:
Burial: June 14, 1845, Center Strafford Cemetery Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire

Military service: He served as a Private and then a Corporal in the Revolutionary War in the New Hampshire Militia. He later received a pension of $81.11 per year.

Personal 1: September 03, 1776, He signed a document in support of The Declaration of Independence from England along with his brother's James and Joseph In Barrington.

iv. GEORGE COOLBATH, b. March 22, 1761, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

v. ELIZABETH COOLBATH, b. November 13, 1763, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

vi. JOHN COOLBATH, b. July 20, 1766, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; m. LETTICE ? COOLBROTH.

vii. WILLIAM COOLBATH, b. August 21, 1768, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. December 05, 1856, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

More About WILLIAM COOLBATH:
Burial: December 07, 1856, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
viii. MARY COOLBATH, b. June 07, 1772, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
ix. HANNAH COOLBATH, b. 1774, Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.


  5. BENJAMIN3 COOLBATH (GEORGE (SR.)2, JOHN1 COOLBROTH) was born 1719 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and died March 20, 1778. He married SARAH W. ? COOLBATH. She was born 1723 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

More About BENJAMIN COOLBATH:
Burial:
March 22, 1778

Children of BENJAMIN COOLBATH and SARAH COOLBATH are:


i. WINTHROP4 COOLBATH, b. 1754, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; d. 1827, Bolton, Chittendon County, Vermont; m. JERUSHA SMITH, September 07, 1791, East Corinth, Orange County, Vermont; b. May 07, 1771, Stratham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

More About WINTHROP COOLBATH:

Burial: 1827, Bolton, Chittendon County, Vermont
ii. BENJAMIN COOLBATH, b. 1756, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

iii. DOWNING COOLBATH, b. 1760, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

iv. JOHN COOLBATH, b. 1755, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

v. DEPENDANCE COOLBATH, b. February 1763, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.



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