Daggett Ancestors

Not much is known of the parentage of John Doggett (1602-1673) and what is listed here is speculation based loosely on old records of the time. Mrs. George St. John Sheffield states in her book, Sheffield, Daggett and Allied Families, that the Daggett name was established in the counties of Yorkshire, Cambridge, Oxford, Kent, Somerset, Norfolk and Suffolk in England. She claims the ancestral branch of the family that settled in Attleborough, Massachusetts was established in Suffolk in 1526, the head of the family at that time being Richard Doggett.

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Generation No. 1

RICHARD DOGGETT was born unknown and died unknown. He was supposedly a wealthy inhabitant of Groton, Suffolk, England in 1526, although no reference is made regarding his age at the time.

Child of RICHARD DOGGETT is:

  1. JOHN DOGGETT

Generation No. 2

JOHN DOGGETT (RICHARD DOGGETT1) was born unknown and died unknown.

Child of JOHN DOGGETT is:

  1. WILLIAM DOGGETT

Generation No. 3

WILLIAM DOGGETT (JOHN DOGGETT2) was born about 1557 and died October 10, 1610 in Boxford, Suffolk, England. He married AVIS (ALICE) LAPPAGE, June 1, 1591 in Boxford, Suffolk, England. She was born August, 1568 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England and died unknown.

Children of WILLIAM DOGGETT and AVIS (ALICE) LAPPAGE are:

  1. ANNE DOGGETT, b. 1592, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  2. THOMAS DOGGETT, b. 1594, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  3. SUSAN DOGGETT, b. 1595, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  4. WILLIAM DOGGETT, b. 1598, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  5. AVIS DOGGETT, b. 1599, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  6. OLIVE DOGGETT, b. 1601, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  7. JOHN DOGGETT, b. November 1602, Boxford, Suffolk, England; d. May, 1673, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
  8. BRIDGET DOGGETT, b. 1604, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  9. DOROTHY DOGGETT, b. 1605, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  10. LAPPAGE DOGGETT, b. 1606, Boxford, Suffolk, England
  11. RICHARD DOGGETT, b. 1608, Boxford, Suffolk, England

Generation No. 4

JOHN DOGGETT (WILLIAM DOGGETT3) was born 1602 in Boxford, Suffolk, England, arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 and died May, 1673 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married (1) HEPZIBAH BROTHERTON. She was born 1604 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts. He married (2) BATHSHEBA PRATT, August 29, 1667 at Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Notes for JOHN DOGGETT
In "A Sketch of the History of Attleborough From Its Settlement to the Division" by John Daggett, the author states, "John Doggett's first wife's name is not known, but they had five children, all except the first probably born in Watertown." The author only mentions Thomas Daggett, he doesn't mention the other children's names. However, in "A History of the Doggett-Daggett Family in America" by Samuel Bradlee Doggett, all five children are named with the first, John, being born in England and the other four being born in Massachusetts. The one thing the two authors agree on is that Thomas was born in 1630. Since John apparently arrives in Massachusetts in 1630, I would guess that his son, Thomas, was probably born in Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN DOGGETT and HEPZIBAH BROTHERTON are:

  1. JOHN DOGGETT, b. about 1626, England
  2. THOMAS DOGGETT, b. March, 1630, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; d. September 15, 1691
  3. JOSEPH DOGGETT, b. about 1634, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  4. ELIZABETH DOGGETT, b. about 1638, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; m. JEREMIAH WHITTON
  5. HEPZIBAH DOGGETT, b. about 1643, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Generation No. 5

THOMAS DAGGETT (JOHN DOGGETT4) was born March 1630 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died September 15, 1691. He married HANNAH MAYHEW about 1657, daughter of THOMAS MAYHEW and JANE PAINE. She was born June 15, 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and died 1722 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. HANNAH'S second husband was SAMUEL SMITH.

Notes for THOMAS DAGGETT
It is recorded that Thomas was the first in the family to spell his surname with an "a" instead of an "o" thus changing Doggett to Daggett.

Children of THOMAS DAGGETT and HANNAH MAYHEW are:

  1. THOMAS DAGGETT, b. 1658, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
  2. SAMUEL DAGGETT, b. about 1660, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts d. February 26, 1717/18
  3. JOHN DAGGETT, b. 1661; d. September 7, 1724, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
  4. JOSHUA DAGGETT, b. 1664, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts
  5. JEMINA DAGGETT, b. 1666, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. THOMAS BUTLER
  6. MARY DAGGETT, b. 1668, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. JEREMIAH HOWE
  7. PATIENCE DAGGETT, b. 1670, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. SAMUEL ANNABLE
  8. MARTHA DAGGETT, b. 1672, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. JOHN CRANE
  9. ISRAEL DAGGETT, b. 1674, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. RUTH NORTON
  10. RUTH DAGGETT, b. 1676, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts; m. NATHANIEL BACON
  11. MERCY DAGGETT, b. about 1678, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts

Generation No. 6

(DEACON) JOHN DAGGETT (THOMAS DAGGETT5) was born 1661 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts and died September 7, 1724 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married SARAH NORTON or PEASE about 1685. She was born 1663 in Massachusetts and died about 1735.

Notes for JOHN DAGGETT
Some sources indicate he married SARAH NORTON, others state the surname as PEASE. I'm not sure which is correct.

Children of JOHN DAGGETT and SARAH NORTON/PEASE are:

  1. MAYHEW DAGGETT, b. April 1, 1685
  2. THOMAS DAGGETT, b. 1688
  3. EBENEZER DAGGETT, b. 1690; d. 1740; m. MARY BLACKINTON
  4. NAPHTALI DAGGETT, b. 1691
  5. MARY DAGGETT, b. August 30, 1692
  6. ABIGAIL DAGGETT, b. 1693
  7. JANE DAGGETT, b. 1695
  8. ZILPHA DAGGETT, b. 1701, Massachusetts
  9. PATIENCE DAGGETT, b. 1704, Massachusetts

Generation No. 7

(CAPTAIN) MAYHEW DAGGETT (JOHN DAGGETT6) was born April 1, 1685 in Massachusetts and died March 17, 1752 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married JOANNA BEVIN, October 11, 1709, daughter of ARTHUR BEVIN and MARY. She was born February 10, 1686 in Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut and died unknown.

Children of MAYHEW DAGGETT and JOANNA BEVIN are:

  1. ELIHU DAGGETT, b. August 6, 1710; August 29, 1769
  2. SARAH DAGGETT, b. May 7, 1715
  3. BEULAH DAGGETT, b. November 17, 1719; d. August 21, 1794

THOMAS DAGGETT (JOHN DAGGETT6) was born 1688 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died March 6, 1778 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married (1) SARAH STANLEY, March 21, 1722, daughter of SAMUEL STANLEY and JOHANNA. She was born January 18, 1695 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died August 31, 1728. He married (2) ELIZABETH BLAKE, January 29, 1729, daughter of JONATHAN BLAKE and ELIZABETH CANDAGE. She was born 1705 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and died August 14, 1790 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Notes for SARAH STANLEY
It appears that SARAH died from complications due to childbirth. Her son, SAMUEL, was born July 22 and died three days later; SARAH died the following month.

Children of THOMAS DAGGETT and SARAH STANLEY are:

  1. NAPTHALI DAGGETT, b. January 6, 1723, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. May 14, 1724, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  2. ICHABOD DAGGETT, b. March 22, 1725, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. May, 1725, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  3. ABIGAIL DAGGETT, b. April 11, 1726, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  4. SAMUEL DAGGETT, b. July 22, 1728, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. July 25, 1728, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts

Children of THOMAS DAGGETT and ELIZABETH BLAKE are:

  1. MAYHEW DAGGETT, b. January 10, 1730, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. after 1800, Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York
  2. THOMAS DAGGETT, b. September 25, 1731, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  3. CONTENT DAGGETT, b. November 15, 1733, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. December 12, 1734, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  4. CONTENT DAGGETT, b. November 11, 1735, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  5. BROTHERTON DAGGETT, b. October 13, 1737, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. Lincoln County, Maine
  6. NAOMI DAGGETT, b. June 16, 1741, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. June 22, 1776; m. EBENEZER SWEET

EBENEZER DAGGETT (JOHN DAGGETT6) was born August 29, 1690 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts and died in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts, August 30, 1740. He married MARY BLACKINTON, November 9, 1721, daughter of PENTICOST BLACKINTON.

Children of EBENEZER DAGGETT are:

  1. JOHN DAGGETT
  2. NAPHTALI DAGGETT, b. September 8, 1727, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. November 25, 1780, New Haven, Connecticut

Generation No. 8

BEULAH DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT7) was born November 17, 1719 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died August 21, 1794 in Massachusetts. She married ABIAL FULLER September 23, 1738 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts, son of JOHN FULLER and JOANNA SHEPARDSON. He was born February 14, 1712 and died September 18, 1783.

Children of BEULAH DAGGETT and ABIAL FULLER are:

  1. NATHAN FULLER, b. September 1, 1739, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. June 25, 1811, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  2. JABEZ FULLER, b. April 27, 1741, Attleborough, Massachusetts
  3. ELISHA FULLER, b. November 25, 1743, Attleborough, Massachusetts; d. October 5, 1805
  4. MICAIJAH FULLER, b. February 2, 1745/46, Attleborough, Massachusetts; d. July 15, 1818, Union Vale
  5. ISAAC FULLER, b. August 26, 1748, Attleborough, Massachusetts; d. January 12, 1799, Bradford, Pennsylvania
  6. SIMEON FULLER, b. April 15, 1751, Attleborough, Massachusetts
  7. BEULAH FULLER, October 4, 1753, Attleborough, Massachusetts; d. October 20, 1776
  8. ZELPHA FULLER, b. January 1, 1756, Attleborough, Massachusetts; d. January 27, 1756
  9. ANNA FULLER, b. December 31, 1757, Attleborough, Massachusetts
  10. PHEBE FULLER, b. January 7, 1759, Attleborough, Massachusetts

ELIHU DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT7) was born August 6, 1710 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died August 29, 1769 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married REBECCA STANDLEY, August 6, 1734. She was born March 28, 1715 and died September 20, 1799.

Child of ELIHU DAGGETT and REBECCA STANDLEY is:

  1. DANIEL DAGGETT, b. February 1, 1738; d. December 3, 1796; m. MARGARET WOODCOCK

MAYHEW DAGGETT (THOMAS DAGGETT7) was born January 10, 1730 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died after 1800 in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York. He married (1) ESTHER ATWATER, 1753 in Charlotte, Dutchess County, New York. She was born July 31, 1736 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut and died after 1776 in Dutchess County, New York. MAYHEW moved back to Attleborough where he married (2) LUCY HADDEN. She died January, 1798 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married (3) MARGARET DALE, July 19, 1797 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and they returned to New York.

Children of MAYHEW DAGGETT and ESTHER ATWATER are:

  1. ELIZABETH DAGGETT, b. about 1754, Dutchess County, New York; d. about 1833, Avon, Livingston County, New York; m. JEREMIAH REYNOLDS, about 1773, Dutchess County, New York
  2. MAYHEW DAGGETT, b. September 5, 1757, Dutchess County, New York ; d. September 8, 1844, Clifton Park, Saratoga County, New York; m. JEMIMA FISH, about 1780, Dutchess County, New York
  3. THOMAS DAGGETT, b. September 29, 1760, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1761
  4. ESTHER DAGGETT, b. November 12, 1762, Dutchess County, New York; d. after 1790
  5. DORCAS DAGGETT, b. 1764, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1765
  6. CALEB DAGGETT, b. 1766, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1766
  7. CONTENT DAGGETT, b. 1768, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1769
  8. NAOMI DAGGETT, b. June 15, 1769, Dutchess County, New York; d. July 11, 1840; m. JOHN MOTT, January 26, 1794
  9. LYDIA DAGGETT, b. 1770, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1771
  10. MARY DAGGETT, b. 1774, Dutchess County, New York; d. 1842; m. DANIEL HIGGINS
  11. EBENEZER DAGGETT, b.1776, Dutchess County, New York ; d. 1777

NAPHTALI DAGGETT (EBENEZER DAGGETT7) was born September 8, 1727 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts and died November 25, 1780 in New Haven, Connecticut. He married SARAH SMITH, December 19, 1753, in Smithtown, Long Island, New York. She was born 1728 in New Haven, Connecticut and died unknown.

Children of NAPHTALI DAGGETT and SARAH SMITH are:

  1. HENRY DAGGETT, b. October 14, 1754, Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York; d. before 1758
  2. SARAH DAGGETT, b. April 17, 1756, Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York
  3. HENRY DAGGETT, b. February 27, 1758, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  4. EBENEZER DAGGETT, b. December 21, 1760, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  5. JOHN DAGGETT, b. March 1, 1763, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  6. EZRA DAGGETT, b. April 18, 1765, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  7. MARY DAGGETT, b. April 16, 1767, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
  8. ELIZABETH DAGGETT, b. April 9, 1769, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut

Generation No. 9

ELIZABETH DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT8) was born about 1754 in Dutchess County, New York and died about 1833 in New York. She married JEREMIAH REYNOLDS about 1773 in Dutchess County, New York, son of JEREMIAH REYNOLDS and JEMIMA BROWN. He was born 1748 in Connecticut and died September 24, 1827 in Glenville, Schenectady, New York.

Children of ELIZABETH DAGGETT and JEREMIAH REYNOLDS are:

  1. SHUBAL REYNOLDS, b. May 25, 1775, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York
  2. LEVI REYNOLDS, b. February 10, 1777, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York
  3. MERCY REYNOLDS, b. about 1781, Amenia, Dutchess County, New York
  4. ASA DOUGLAS REYNOLDS, b. November 3, 1787, Avon, Livingston County, New York
  5. JOHN HINCKLEY REYNOLDS, b. April 4, 1790, Pittstown, Rensselear County, New York
  6. JUSTUS REYNOLDS, b. 1793, Pittstown, Rensselear County, New York
  7. ESTHER REYNOLDS, b. June 5, 1795, Avon, Livingston County, New York

MAYHEW DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT8) was born September 5, 1757 in Dutchess County, New York and died September 8, 1844 in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, New York. He married JEMIMA FISH, about 1780 in Dutchess County, New York.

Child of MAYHEW DAGGETT and JEMIMA FISH is:

  1. E. F. DAGGETT, b. 1804, New York; m. RUTH

NAOMI DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT8) was born June 15, 1769 in Dutchess County, New York and died July 11, 1840. She married JOHN MOTT on January 26, 1794, son of EBENEZER MOTT and SARAH COLLINS. He was born July 15, 1746 and died April 7, 1823 in Bridgewater, Oneida County, New York.

Child of NAOMI DAGGETT and JOHN MOTT is:

  1. MAYHEW DAGGETT MOTT, b. May 27, 1795, Pittstown, Rensselear County, New York

MARY DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT8) was born 1774 in Dutchess County, New York and died in August 9, 1861 in Hancock County, Illinois. She married (1) DANIEL HIGGINS about 1794. He was born between 1760-1770 in New York and died between 1830-1832 in Florence, Huron County, Ohio. She married (2) ABRAHAM STUDWELL, October 4, 1832 in Huron County, Ohio.

Notes for MARY DAGGETT
The information presented here is from a combination of personal databases I found online. They all had the same spouses and children listed and approximately the same dates. However, I can't find any info on Abraham Studwell nor can I locate a MARY STUDWELL on the 1860 census. There is an ABRAM STUDWELL shown on the 1840 census for Hancock County, Illinois. Assuming that ABRAM and ABRAHAM is the same person, that still doesn't explain why I can't locate a MARY STUDWELL on the 1850 or 1860 census. If MARY STUDWELL dies in 1861, she should be shown on the 1850 and 1860 census under that name, but I can't find her.

Children of MARY DAGGETT and DANIEL HIGGINS are:

  1. SARAH HIGGINS, b. August 25, 1795, Pittstown, Rensselear, New York
  2. HANNAH HIGGINS, b. about 1797, Pittstown, Rensselear, New York
  3. LEWIS HIGGINS, b. about 1800, Pittstown, Rensselear, New York
  4. CATHERINE HIGGINS, b. about 1801, Homer, Cortland County, New York
  5. DANIEL H. HIGGINS, JR., b. August 4, 1804, Homer, Cortland County, New York
  6. NELSON HIGGINS, b. September 1, 1806, Milford, Otsego County, New York
  7. CHARLES LESTER HIGGINS, b. 1808, Homer, Cortland County, New York
  8. SABRINA HIGGINS, b. 1812, Homer, Cortland County, New York
  9. ELISABETH HIGGINS, b. 1812, Homer, Cortland County, New York
  10. ABEL HIGGINS, b. 1814, Homer, Cortland County, New York

Generation No. 10

E. F. DAGGETT (MAYHEW DAGGETT9) was born 1804 in New York and died unknown. He married RUTH. She was born 1813 in New York and died unknown.

Children of E. F. DAGGETT and RUTH are:

  1. RUTH M. DAGGETT, b. 1832, New York
  2. JOSEPHINA DAGGETT, b. 1842, New York
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