Friday, September 16, 2016

Hannah, wife of Samuel Blodgett of Woburn MA & Stafford CT

    Samuel Blodgett was born in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 27 December 1704, son of Samuel Blodgett and Lydia Johnson, and he died in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, on 7 January 1764.  His wife was Hannah. 
    Hannah’s date and place of birth and her parents’ names remain unknown..Also unknown are details of her marriage to Samuel. The birthdates of her children - Caleb Blodgett (1751), John Blodgett (1754), and Huldah Blodgett (1756), all born in Stafford - indicate that Hannah was probably somewhat younger than her husband. Records pertaining to them reveal nothing about their mother.
Distribution of Samuel Blodgett's estate (part)
    The widowed Hannah married Nathaniel Hovey of Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, in Tolland, Tolland County, on 13 September 1764. On 17 April 1865, as "Hannah Hovey, late Hannah Blogget, Relict of the said Deceased," she received one-third of the moveable part of Samuel Blodgett's estate as well as one-third of his real estate.
     Hannah died two years later in Tolland, on 8 June 1767. There is nothing in Hovey family records to shed any light on Hannah’s identity, or on Nathaniel's.

     "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920," Volume 109 (Stafford), p. 42, Hovey entries; digital image, (16 September 2016); Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
     Stafford Probate District file 212, Samuel Blogget, Stafford, 1764, distribution; Connecticut State Library, Hartford.