|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1792|
Inscription: "Mrs. Mary Chittenden, 1792, in the 53rd year of her...(illegible)"
Mary is buried outside the granite walls of the cemetery, next to another stone, mostly illegible but with the last name Chittenden/Chittendon (difficult to discern "e" or "o" on her stone; plus the name is spelled either way in records, but most with an 'e').
Numerous Scituate residents died of small pox, particularly a group in 1792, including Mary, and Thomas Holmes, who is buried next to these two Chittenden stones, and all three are outside the cemetery walls.
Mass. Deaths, Vital Records:
'wid. Mary Chittenden, dy'd 11th or 12th mo, 1792, Scituate, small pox.'
Scituate Death Records state:
'wid. Chittenden, smallpox, 1792, Mary, wife of Capt. Isaac, Dec. 6, 53yrs.'
(This would put her birth date c.1739.)
Scituate Marriages, Vital Records:
'Capt. Isaac Chittenden of Malden and Mary Turner of Scituate in 1779.'
'American Families', page 2617 states: 'Thomas Chittenden was born about 1595, a linen weaver from Wapping, in county Kent, ENG. He came from London in the "Increase" in 1635, age 51, with wife Rebecca, age 40, and children Isaac and Henry. They settled in Scituate, MA where his descendants are found....son Isaac, b.abt.1625, ENG...in 4/1646 married Martha Vinal of Scituate...parents of 8 ch....Henry, b.abt.1629, ENG, married and had 4 ch...'
Currently researching the early intertwined Turner, Vinal and Chittenden/Chittendon families of Scituate, with the hope of verifying this Mary Chittenden's maiden name. Also to find who might be interred next to her, and also connect the dots to this James line and reason for their burial here.
If you have information on these lines, please email me.
(FYI: This cemetery was a JAMES cemetery first; became James-Clapp Cemetery in 1871.)
Mary Turner possibility so far:
Scituate Births, Vital Records:
'Mary, daughter of James Turner and his wife Mary, b.2/12/1739, Scituate.'
(James Turner son of Samuel and Desire Barker Turner; his wife Mary daughter of Col. Amos and Mary Hyland Turner)
'Mehitable,daughter of James Turner and his wife, b.1743.'
(Mehitable in 4/1773 in Scituate married Gideon Chittenden, b.1749, Scit., d.1799, Scit., son of Israel and Deborah Vinal Chittenden, Jr.)(meaning two Turner sisters married two Chittenden brothers?)
Some Chittenden/Turner/James connections:
John James and Eunice (Stetson) had a son Benjamin who married Mercy (Stockbridge), and also had a son:
Deacon John James, b.1709, who married Prudence (Stanton), who had a son:
Deacon Elisha James, b.1744, who 1st married Sarah (Foster) in 1773, Scituate, then 2nd married widow Mrs. Ruth (Foster) Chittenden in 1803, Scituate. This Ruth a sister of his first wife Sarah. Ruth had 1st married Nathaniel Chittenden, son of Israel and Mary Pickels Chittenden. Widow Mary Pickels Chittenden 2nd married Benjamin Turner and they had a son, Elisha Turner.
Deacon Elisha James's sister, Prudence James, married this Elisha Turner, his 2nd marriage, and they had a daughter Abigail Turner. This Abigail Turner married Benjamin James and Mercy (Stockbridge)'s son, John James, in 1838 in Scituate.
(Bio and research written by Annette Langley Markward, great-granddaughter of Elijah Thomas Clapp and Ann Rosini (Clapp) who are also buried here. Comments and other findings are welcome. Please follow FindAGrave guidelines for permission to use content.)
Created by: sleuth2
Record added: Aug 18, 2012
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