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Re: Matthew HUBBELL & Abiah HAWLEY
Posted by: Sally Connelly (ID *****7529) Date: November 27, 2011 at 14:46:11
In Reply to: Matthew HUBBELL & Abiah HAWLEY by Kathy Fenton of 16001

Thank you for your post. Many years ago I contacted the Hubbell Society looking for Lucy Hubbell born circa 1758, d. 1809 - 1815, wife of Captain Sueton Fairchild (son of Oliver Fairchild and Sarah Turner)of Granville and later Denmark, Lewis, New York. They told me that Lucy was the underage daughter of Matthew Hubbell of Lanesboro (the same Lucy Hubbell mentioned in his will).

Oliver Fairchild “the patriot” and Sarah (Turner) Fairchild would be buried in Ellenville Cemetery; Sarah on, “5 Jun 1811, ELLENVILLE, ULSTER CO, NY” and Oliver on “2 Mar 1815, ELLENVILLE, ULSTER CO, NY.” Ellenville was also called “Fairchild City” and is located near Rochester, New York. Oliver (Samuel Fairchild, Jr., Samuel Fairchild, Sr., Thomas Fairchild) and Sarah (also called Mary) Turner had a large family; many who came to the frontier of New York. It was Oliver’s son Captain Sueton Fairchild who would become the progenitor of the Fairchild Family of Wisconsin; Captain Sueton Fairchild was the father of Colonel Jairus Cassius Fairchild, a pioneer of the Western Reserve who would become the first Mayor of Madison in 1846 and was the grandfather of Governor Lucius Fairchild of Wisconsin, Beret General Cassius Fairchild of Madison, and Charles S. Fairchild of Boston.

Oliver Fairchild, Sr., had according to family genealogists ten children; seven sons and two daughters; all were born between 1750 and 1764 at Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut. There are no baptismal or birth records to corroborate his children though they are listed in various genealogies and are presumed to be fairly accurate. Of his children, three are living in New York before 1790; Jesse and Sueton are living around Washington County and Bennington, VT. in 1790. Oliver and two sons over age 16. Sueton [Justin] is living in Granville by 1795 where he registered his “earmark”.

Oliver Fairchild’s brother Stephen Fairchild (see the children of Lieutenant Samuel Fairchild, Jr.) was also a pioneer on the New York and Vermont border near Lake Champlain. His brother Benjamin Fairchild removed first to New Jersey and then left for Canada and became a “Loyalist” living in Canada after the American Revolution. But most of Oliver’s brothers and half brothers remained in Connecticut. Oliver appears to live near his brother Stephen Fairchild (who I believe was a brother and not a half brother, both sons of Ruth Beach).

Captain Sueton Fairchild (Oliver, Lt. Samuel Fairchild, Jr., Samuel Fairchild, Thomas Fairchild) is recorded living at Granville in 1787:

The first owners of cattle in Granville to record ear marks were: 1787--John Crary, Timothy Baker, Thomas Searles, Ebenezer Ferry, Gordon Johnson, Justin Fairchild [son of Oliver], Silas McWethy, David Doane, Jophus Murdock, Samuel and Ely Murdock, John Spring, Mark Crowfoot, Josiah Beard, Jonathan Wright, Charles Crofoot, Eleazer Hill, James Austin, Peter Parker, Gideon Barber.

In the early days, before fences were built and the land cleared, a certain mark was put in the ears of cattle belonging to a person, in order to distinguish his cattle from that of his neighbor. These marks were registered to identify cattle belonging to different individuals, and to avoid a duplication of marks. The marks also act as an "unofficial" census, placing an individual in the town of Granville in a specific year.

Captain Sueton Fairchild (Oliver Fairchild, Lieutenant Samuel, Jr., Samuel, Sr., Thomas Fairchild of Stratford)

1756        Born in Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut        1772        Married Lucy Hubbell, the daughter of Matthew Hubbell of Lanesboro, MA probably at Granville
1775 Oliver Fairchild, Sr. serves in revolution/NY                                                                 1790        Sueton Fairchild isted as “Sweton” in the Census of
Granville Township, Washington County, NY 1795        Earmark of Cattle at Granville as Justin Fairchild 1796        Ensign – “Sutton Fairchild” John Buck’s regiment
“Washington County”
1797        Lieutenant – “Sutton Fairchild” Elijah White’s
Regiment “Washington County”
1798        Captain – “Sueton Fairchild” Elijah White’s Regiment
“Washington County” 1800        Resigned as Captain “Irregularly” – Resignation
Accepted “Washington County”               1801        Jairus Cassius Fairchild is born in Granville,
Washington, NY (In biography calls his mother, Lucy
Hubble and his father Sueton Fairchild)
1807        Appointed “Poormaster” at Denmark in Lewis County                              1810        Founded the “Orient Lodge” at Denmark in Lewis
1810        Listed in the Census of Lewis County, New York                                     
Sueton Fairchild New York, Lewis, NY 1810 ref.

Senton [Sueton] Fairchild Lived Abt. 1800 Granville, New York ref. NYGR

Sweton [Sueton] Fairchild Lived 1790 Granville, Washington, New York ref. NYGR

New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 Record about Senton Fairchild Name: Senton Fairchild Event: Lived Year: Abt. 1800 Place: Granville Province: New York Source title: Bowman, Fred Q. Source: Selected Extracts from Landholders of Northeastern New York 1739-1802 Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Publication info: Baltimore, 1987

From my records:

Sueton Fairchild married Lucy Hubbell daughter of Mathew Hubbell and Abiah Wolcott of Lanesboro, Massachusetts (a cousin to Sueton’s brother Alpheus Fairchild’s wife, Lois Hubbell); Lucy died around 1815. Sometime before 1800, Captain Sueton Fairchild and Lucy Hubbell removed to Lewis County in upstate New York. Lucy Hubbell Fairchild had a brother, Wolcott Hubbell who like Sueton Fairchild, speculated in land in early Lewis County. Though Wolcott Hubbell returned to Lanesboro after his father (Matthew Hubbell) died, his sons removed to Lewis County and many descendents lived in this area. Wolcott Hubbell was a founder of the town of Champion and Sueton and Lucy Fairchild lived in the town of Denmark that was originally part of Champion. Hilbert Hubbell, a Hubbell genealogist and historian, names Lucy Hubbell Fairchild, as the daughter of Matthew Hubbell and Abiah Wolcott of Lanesboro, MA. Lucy, “appears in her father’s will as a minor” born in 1758. Lucy and Sueton were both born in Connecticut.
It should be noted that Captain Matthew Hubbell removed from Woodbury, Connecticut to Lanesborough, MA in 1770 with his son Wolcott Hubbell.

Sueton Fairchild appears as “Sweton Fairchild” in the 1790 Census of Granville in Washington County. Many of Sueton and Lucy’s children are born in Granville, NY, which lay 70 miles north of Lanesboro, MA on the border of Vermont but in 1800, Sueton would remove his family to the area around Champion in Lewis County, NY. In 1805, he was in charge of the Poorhouse in the town of Denmark (Denmark was created from Champion). Captain Fairchild was an active Mason and in 1810 he was listed as the SW and helped found the “Oriental Lodge” at Denmark in Lewis County. Sueton Fairchild (Oliver, Lieutenant Samuel Fairchild, Jr., Samuel Fairchild, Sr., Thomas Fairchild of Stratford) moved with his father from Connecticut, immigrating with him to New York. He was born in 1756 in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I speculate that he married Lucy Hubbell daughter of Mathew Hubbell and Abiah Wolcott and a cousin to Sueton’s brother Alpheus Fairchild’s wife. Lucy appears in her fathers will [Matthew Hubbell] as a minor born in 1758. Lucy and Sueton are both born in Stratford, CT and there seems to be no further information because they left Connecticut for New York. Sueton Fairchild’s father and mother [Oliver Fairchild and Sarah Turner] are both buried in Ellenville, New York at the Ellenville Cemetery. All of Sueton and Lucy Fairchild’s eleven children were born in Granville New York. Sueton Fairchild married Lucy Hubbell around 1772, probably in New York. Migrated 1805 Denmark, Lewis County, New York

The children of Captain Sueton Fairchild of Granville and Denmark, New York:

Gershom Lewis Fairchild b: 29 JUL 1774 in Granville, New York
Alpheus Fairchild b: 17 FEB 1783 in New York Delight Fairchild b: 1786 in Granville, New York Affa Fairchild b: 1788 in Granville, New York Thomas Fairchild b: 1788 in Granville, New York George Fairchild b: 1789 in Granville, New York Sueton Fairchild, Jr. b: 1791 in Granville, New York Thearon Fairchild b: 1793 in Granville, New York Jerusha Fairchild b: 1795 in Granville, New York Marcus Brutus Fairchild b: 1800 in Granville, New York Jarius Caesius Fairchild b: 27 DEC 1801 in Granville, New York (married Sally Blair)
Alonzo Fairchild b: SEP 1807 – born in Denmark.

Source, American Cyclopedia, Volume 12:

FAIRCHILD, Lucius, ninth governor of-Wisconsin (1866-72). was born in Kent, Portage co.,O., Dec. 27, 1831, son of Jairus Cassius and Sally (Blair) Fairchild. grandson of Sueton and Lucy (Hubble) Fairchild. and a descendant of Oliver and Sarah (Turner) Fairchild.

Would like any help.

Sally Connelly

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