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Richard Pattee

Death 1748 (aged 73–74)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 175487532 · View Source
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Note: No death or burial record has been found for Richard, but he is likely buried in the part of old Haverhill that became Salem, New Hampshire, where several of his children lived. His birth year is an approximation, and he may have been born in Virginia. His death year is based on the date of his inventory.

The material in this sketch comes primarily from the article "Peter Pattee of Haverhill, Massachusetts..." by Marie L. Scalisi and Virginia M. Ryan, found in the NEHGR, 146:315-336 (Oct 1992)

Richard, the son of Peter Pattee, was married in Haverhill, Mass. to Susanna BEALS, though the surviving marriage record does not have a date. Susanna was likely born about 1685 and was living in 1743, but her Provenance remains uncertain. She is most likely of the Beal/Beale/Beals family of Marblehead, Mass., whose partiarch, William Beale, had several sons, some of whom moved to Dunstable, Mass.

There is no public record of this family until 31 July 1715 when Susanna Patee, wife of Richard, was received to the Lord's Supper at the Haverhill First Parish. The same year the children of "Richard Pate" were baptized there. What isn't certain is that Susanna is the mother of Richard's first four children, for whom no birth record has been found. In 1729 Susanna was suspended from communion based on statements that she made, but after a fashion was restored to full church membership in 1731.

On 19 July 1726, Richard was licensed as an innholder, and a year later as both an innholder and retailer. He was involved in several land transactions over the next 15 years, and on 14 Sep 1741 he conveyed about 90 acres in the fourth division of Haverhill (soon to be a part of New Hampshire?) to his son Richard, Jr. This is the last time he was known to be alive, as the inventory of his estate was dated 8 Jan 1741/2, meaning he almost certainly died in late 1741. Children, last six recorded in Haverhill records:

* Peter, b. c. 1704, d. 1748, m. Elizabeth SCRIBNER.

* Seth, b. c. 1706, d. 1775, m. Bradford, Mass. 30 March 1730 Dorcas SAVORY, bapt Bradford 10 Aug 1712, living March 1784, daughter of William and Hannah Savory. Seth was a sadler who, on 24 Dec 1729, received a 5-pound legacy from the estate of his grandfather, Peter, and a few weeks later he received 50 acres from his father by deed of gift. In 1750 the part of Haverhill District where he resided was incorporated as Salem, New Hampshire, and he became one of the proprietors of the town, serving as selectman and constable. Seth served in the French and Indian War, first serving from Sep to Dec 1755 as clerk of Capt Jonathan Poor's company, which marched on the first expedition against Crown Point. In 1756 he served from May to Dec as clerk of Samuel Watts' company, Col Nathiel Merserve's regiment, and in 1760 he was sergeant in Watt's company, now in Col Whitcomb's regiment. He conducted several land transactions, with his last being on 24 Sep 1774. He was dead by Dec 1775 when the first debt was paid from his estate, but his son Seth wasn't appointed administrator of the estate until 8 Feb 1776. He and Dorcas had eleven children, born 1731 to 1749/50.

* John, b. c. 1709

* Sarah, b. c. 1712, living in Jan 1760, m. Haverhill 20 Feb 1732/3 Jonathan DUSTIN, b. Haverhill 15 Jan 1691/2, d. Londonderry, NH 1757, son of Thomas Dustin and the famous Hannah Emerson. Administration of Jonathan's estate was granted to his widow on 28 Dec 1757. She may be the Sarah Dustin, widow, of Atkinson, NH, who m. 5 March 1769 John MOREL. She and Jonathan had three children.

* Elizabeth, b. 20 May 1715, prob. d. Hampstead, NH Feb 1774, m. Bradford, Mass. 8 Jan 1739/40 Ebenezer LURVEY, b. Bradford 23 Aug 1717, son of Eliezer Lurvey and Alice Middleton. On 25 Feb 1744, Elizabeth and Ebenezer Lurvey received the 5-pound legacy due her from her grandfather, Peter. They had one known childe, Peter Lurvey, b. 14 Aug 1740.

* William, b. 27 Jan 1716/7, prob. d. young.

* Eliphalet, b. 1 Sep 1718, d. Haverhill 29 Aug 1741, m. (int. Haverhill 14 Aug 1741) Hannah ROLLINS. He has a gravestone in the Pentucket Cemetery in Haverhill.

* Richard, b. 7 Sep 1720, d. 1776, m. Bradford, Mass. 17 Feb 1744 Mary CLARK, b. Haverhill 1 May 1726, likely died by 1776 (no mention of her in husband's probate settlement), daughter of Edward Clark and Sarah Stevens. Richard was a cordwainer and farmer, and a proprietor of the town of Salem, NH who was elected surveyor of highways at the first town meeting. Richard was a sergeant in Capt Jacob Bayley's company, Col Nathaniel Meserve's regiment in 1757. This was one of the companies stationed at Fort William Henry that surrendered to the French in August. After General Montcalm paroled the English troops, many were massacred by the Indians as they left the fort. The New Hampshire men were in the rear, where 80 out of 200 were killed or taken. Richard survived and was one of the veterans granted land in Haverhill in what is now Grafton County, NH, on the eastern side of the Upper Connecticut River. According to the Revolutionary War pension file of his son, James Paul Pattee, Richard also served (the arrangement is unclear), and "died afterwards in the service..." In other words, he died during the Rev. War, but under what circumstances is uncertain. On 25 Sep 1776 Richard's oldest son Edward was appointed administrator of his estate. Richard and Mary had eleven children, born 1744 to 1768.

* Susanna, b. 30 Dec 1722, d. Salem, NH c. 1755, m. Haverhill 22 June 1742 Alexander GORDON, b. Kingston, NH 29 Jan 1715/6, d. Salem, NH 7 Jan 1793, son of Daniel Gordon and Margaret Harriman. He m. (2) Salem, NH 1758 Hannah Stanley. Susanna and Alexander had seven children, b. 1743 to 1754.

* Abigail, b. 29 March 1725, d. 22 March 1804, m. Bradford, Mass. 14 July 1746 William EMERSON, bapt. Haverhill 1 April 1722, d. 14 Feb 1782, son of Joshua Emerson and Mary Clark. They had nine children, b. 1748 to 1764.

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