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Surname Saturday – Small, Smalle, Smalley

I have recently found another family that I am descended from, the Smalley family from Harwich, Massechusetts. I am just starting to research this family but I’ve heard the name when reading about Plymouth Colony. I haven’t gone that far back in my research as of yet, I’ve gone back to Edward Smalle and Mary Woodward, grandparents of Hannah Smalley who married Benjamin Doane on Jan. 29, 1795 in Harwich, MA.

What I have found about the Smalley family:

EDWARD SMALLE married MARY WOODMAN and had the following children:
i. JOHNATHON SMALLEY, born in 1690, married Damaris Winslow July 30, 1713. 

Damaris & Jonathan were the parents of five children: i. HANNAH SMALL, born 20 August 1715 in Harwich (Barnstable) Massachusetts. She married Israel Nickerson. Hannah & Israel were the parents of five children: (a) an unnamed daughter; (b) an unnamed son; (c) Israel Nickerson; (d) James Nickerson; and (e) Patience Nickerson. ii. PHEBE SMALLEY (985) iii. JONATHAN SMALLEY, born 26 May 1721. He married 2 March 1741/42, Hannah Weekes, who was born 21 September 1721 and died about 1803, daughter of George and Deborah (Wing) Weekes. Jonathan & Hannah were the parents of seven children: (a) Elijah Smalley; (b) David Smalley; (c) Jonathan Smalley, married Bethia Godfrey; (d) Phebe Smalley; (e) Enoch Smalley; (f) Elisha Smalley; and (g) Hannah Smalley. iv. LYDIA SMALL, born 6 August 1725 in Harwich. She married Ebenezer Broadbrooks. v. DAVID SMALL, born 1729.

 

ii. LT. ZACHARIAH SMALLEY, born 1698, died 24 April 1778 in Harwich (Barnstable) Massachusetts. He married (as his first wife) 31 March 1720 in Oyster River (Durham) New Hampshire, Jane Davis. Zachariah & Jane were the parents of three daughters: (a) Mary Smalley, married Oker/Oaker Phillips, five children, Lydia, Nathan, Stephen, Susannah and Smalley; (b) Bathsheba/Bashua Smalley, married first Ansel Nickerson, married second, Gowel Chase, married third, Joseph Sears; and (c) Abigail Small, married Lot Gage. Zachariah married (as his second wife and as her second husband) after 22 May 1742 in Harwich, Hannah (Hopkins) Paine, who was born 25 March 1700 in Eastham (Barnstable) Massachusetts, and died 24 October 1793 in Harwich, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Cole) Hopkins, and widow of Capt. Ebenezer Paine. Zachariah & Hannah were the parents of a daughter: (d) Jane Small, married John Long, six children, Zachariah/Zachery, Abigail/Abijah, Ebenezer, John, Sarah and Jane.

iii. BENJAMIN sMALLEY married 29 June 1726, Patience Baker, who was born 27 February 1708/09.Patience was a midwife. She died of a broken neck when she fell off her horse while on her way to assist in the delivery of a baby.

Benjamin & Patience were the parents of seven children: i. BENJAMIN SMALL. He married Bridget Eldridge. Benjamin & Bridget were the parents of ten children: (a) Dorcas Small, married Samuel Eldridge, two children, Samuel and Priscilla; (b) Sarah Smalley, married Ebenezer Eldridge, two sons, Ebenezer and Jacob; (c) Patience Small, married Uriah Nickerson, nine children, Joshua, Tabatha, Patience, Rosanna, Uriah, Malachi, Lurana, Israel and Ruth; (d) William Small, married Sally Doggat; (e) Benjamin Small, married Susanna Lovell, eight children, Denna/Denny, Thomas, Lovell, Benjamin, Lukey, Polly, Abner and Zebina; (f) James Small, married Anna Eldridge/Nickerson, thirteen children, Nathan, Polly, Anna, Bridget, Cynthia, James, Dorcas, Rua/Rebecca, Naomi, Samuel, Samuel, Diadama and Damaris; (g) Eli Small, married Elizabeth Rodgers, nine children, Betsey, Eldridge, Sarah, Eli, Moses, Aaron, Elizabeth, Eli and Polina; (h) Thomas Small, married Lydia Robbins, nine children, Mehetabel, Obed, Reliance, Lydia, Thomas, Nathaniel, Patience, Benjamin and Hannah; (i) Briget Small, married Jeremiah Ellis; and (j) Zebidu Small, married Mercy Eldridge. ii. EDWARD SMALL. He married 24 September 1761, Hannah Cole. Edward & Hannah were the parents of ten children: (a) Daniel Small, married Priscilla Clark, seven children, Paddock, Daniel, Prissilla, Josiah, Sophia, Nathan and Hannah; (b) Edward Small, married Lydia Phillips, eleven children, Nabby, Sally, Freeman, Arena, Anthony, Lydia, Orin, Melinda, Huldah, Patience and Edward; (c) Thankful Smalley, married Isaac Paine; (d) Abigail Small; (e) Isaiah Smalley, married Deborah Weekes; (f) Isaac Small; (g) Reuben Small, married first, Betsey Phillips, married second, Thankful Cahoon; (h) Hannah Small, married Benjamin Doane; (i) Patience Small, married (—) Seabat; and (j) Ezra Small, married Barbara Young. iii. JOHN SMALL. He married his second cousin, twice removed, Abigail Gage, daughter of [990] James and Mercy (Baker) Gage. iv. JOSEPH SMALL. He married 28 December 1765, Mercy Godfry. v. MARY SMALL. She married William Eldredge. Mary & William were the parents of a son: (a) Daniel Eldredge, married Edith Bassett. vi. PATIENCE SMALL. She married John Cahoon. vii. MERCY SMALL

According to DNA test results, Edward Smalle was not related to John Smalley of Plymouth Colony and Nauset, Massechusetts.

 SOURCES:
John D. Austin, FASG, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 6, Second Edition, Family Stephen Hopkins, (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1995), 32, 45, 126

“Freeman Compilation,” MS, c. 1875; Harwich, Massachusetts, 281

 

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I Dunno About Those Doanes

Thanks to my cousin, whom I met this summer at our family reunion, I have a few more generations to add to my family tree and a lot more researching to keep me busy, but the more I search, the more the same surname keeps popping up, Doane. I am researching my 2nd great-grandmother’s family, the ancestors of Mary Elizabeth Robbins, who married Allen Cark Doan in Welland, Ontario in 1876.
Her father, Caleb Robbins was born in Gainsborough, Pelham Twp., Ontario in 1837 and married Catherine Pattison, daughter of John Wright Pattison and Catherine Rinker, in Welland in 1858. Caleb was the son of Nathaniel Robbins and Hannah Doane Nickerson. Hannah Doane Nickerson’s parents were Elkanna Nickerson and Hannah Doane. Hannah Doane was the daughter of Benjamin Doane and Hannah Smalley.
My cousin’s father told her that the males of the Doane family had a custom of marrying the females of the next generation. I don’t know if this is true, but here are more than the average number of Doane intermarriages just in my direct line:
My parents are one example, they were first cousins once removed.
My 2nd great-grandparents, Allen C. Doan and Mary E. Robbins.
My 2nd and 3rd great-grandparents, Linus C. Doan and Hannah Maude Doan (my parents’ common ancestor).
My 3rd and 4th great-grandparents, Isaac Doan and Polly Charlotte Doan.

No wonder I can’t walk and chew gum at the same time! 😉

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Why so much interest in the Doane family?

The reason is simple, two of my great-grandmothers, both maternal and paternal, were Doans. On my paternal side, Harriet Fernetta Doan, my great-grandmother, was the 2nd great-granddaughter of Titus Doane, Sr., great-granddaughter of Titus Doane, Jr., grand-daughter of Isaac Doan, daughter of Linus and Hannah (Doan) Doan. Harriet was born in Ohio in Dec. of 1854 and came to Canada Jan. 1855. The family must have been to Ohio visiting for Christmas when Harriet was born, as they lived in Welland County, Ontario. Harriet and John Haines/Hines were married in Welland, Ontario in 1872 and relocated first to Elgin County and then to Essex, Ontario between 1894 and 1897.

On my maternal side, Jessie Izillia Doan, my great-grandmother, was the 3rd great-granddaughter of Titus Doan, Sr., born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, came to Ontario in 1793, 2nd great-granddaughter of Titus Doane, Jr., great-grand-daughter of Isaac Doan, grand-daughter of Linus and Hannah (Doan) Doan, daughter of Allan Clark Doan, Harriet’s brother. Jessie Doan was born in Pelham Twp., Welland County on May 24, 1875. The family was living in Essex according to the census in 1891. She married Robert Fairbairn on Nov. 1, 1893 in Essex, Ontario.

My 2nd/3rd great-grandmother, Hannah Maud Doan, was the daughter of William Doan, brother of Isaac.
Therefore, I have less surnames to research, and I have more Doan genes than any other. The Doane family history is readily available, as is the case for most ‘gateway ancestors’ , and I find their history interesting, so if I post alot of information about the Doane/Doan family, I’m not playing favourites.

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Elijah Doane

My sixth great-grandfather, Elijah Doane, was born in Cape Cod, Massechusets, on April 3, 1694, the son of Daniel Doane, Jr. and Mehitabel Twining. His family was the first New England family to go to Pennsylvania in 1695 after getting a certificate of removal from the Middletown Monthly Meeting. His family was the first in the family to leave Cape Cod and the first to forsake the church and join the Society of Friends.
He grew up in Wrightstown, Bucks County and was married to Catherine Wilson on Nov. 4, 1718 out of unity of the Society of Friends. On Nov. 4, 1728, he made an apology to the Society for marrying out of unity and it was accepted.
His death was announced in the Philadelphia Gazette implying that he died quite suddenly while in that city. Widow Catherine appointed administratrix on estate, 1736, 9, 25.

Children, from records of Wrightstown Monthly Meeting :
i Ann,’ b. 1718, 9, 24.
ii Mary, b. 1721, 2,24.
iii Rebecca, b. 1723, 6, 12.
iv Joanna, b. 1725, 3, 8.
93 v Titus, b. 1727, 3, 29.
vi Catherine, b. 1729, 11, 3.

The Doane Family – Descendants of Deacon John Doane by Alfred Alder Doane, 1902

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Deacon John Doane

Deacon John Doane


IN MEMORY OF JOHN DOANE

FOUNDER OF THE DOANE FAMILY IN AMERICA

BORN ABOUT 1590 – DIED FEBRUARY 1 1685

CAME TO PLYMOUTH ABOUT 1630 WHERE HE WAS DEACON OF THE CHURCH; DEPUTY TO THE GENERAL COURT; ONE OF THE ASSISTANTS TO THE GOVERNOR; MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE LAWS IN 1636; ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF EASTHAM IN 1644; DEACON OF THE FIRST CHURCH HERE AND DEPUTY TO THE COURT.

ERECTED BY HIS DESCENDANTS 1907


(plaque in Eastam Town Hall)

MR. JOHN DOANE WHO CAME TO PLYMOUTH ABOUT 1630. HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE COLONY, TWICE ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR, MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE LAWS IN 1636 AND DEACON OF THE CHURCH AT PLYMOUTH. IN 1644 HE REMOVED TO NAUSET AND WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE TOWN NOW EASTHAM. HE SERVED THE TOWN AS DEACON OF THE FIRST CHURCH, JUSTICE OF PEACE, MEMBER OF THE FIRST BOARD OF SELECTMEN, DEPUTY TO THE COLONY COURT AND HELD MANY OTHER IMPORTANT PUBLIC OFFICES. A MAN OF WISDOM, INTEGRITY AND DEEP PIETY, HE GAVE HIMSELF UNRESERVEDLY TO THE WELL BEING OF HIS FELLOW MEN AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY. HIS HOUSE STOOD ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN COVE WHERE HE DIED FEBRUARY 21ST 1685 AGED ABOUT NINETY FIVE YEARS. FEW MEN HAVE SERVED THEIR TOWN SO LONG AND FAITHFULLY.

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO HIS HONOR BY THE DOANE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA AUGUST 26, 1916

This monument is in position JD on the EHS 1776 Cove survey map. A bronze plaque is attached to a large boulder. The boulder is approximately 52″ W, 52″ H and 22″ D. The gravestone plaque indicates John Doane died February 1, 1685. The Town Hall plaque indicates he died February 21, 1685.

John Doane 1685 – Homesite


1869 Marker

DEA.JOHN DOANE

B. 1590

Here 1644

D. 1685

1869 Marker – back side

DEA John Doane

1644

Erected by Hon. John Doane 1869


1994 Memorial Plaque PLACED BY THE DOANE FAMILY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TO COMMEMORATE THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PILGRIM SETTLEMENT AT NAUSET IN 1644. IN THAT YEAR SEVEN FAMILIES REMOVED FROM PLIMOUTH PLANTATION TO FORM THE COMMUNITY THAT WAS INCORPORATED AS THE TOWN OF EASTHAM IN 1651.
WE REMEMBER THESE PILGRIM SETTLERS AND THE MANY GENERATIONS OF THEIR DESCENDANTS WHEN WE GATHER HERE.

BANGS COOK DOANE HIGGINS PRENCE SMALLEY SNOW

Doane Rock, on original property in Eastham.


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