Sutherland-Stephenson Family History Appendix


The Dwinnells and the Hoods (Source: Jennie Hood Boson in E.W. Bell, Israel Kenney, p 6-8)

John Hood was the original immigrant in the Hood family, sailing from Halstead, England to Cambridge in 1630.

Richard Hood, said to have been born at Lynn Regis, Norfolk County, England about 1625, came to America with his father John. He died at Lynn, Massachusetts on Sept. 12, 1695. His wife was Mary Newhall, and among their thirteen children was Nathaniel.

Nathaniel Hood was born at Lynn, Massachusetts June 9, 1669 and died Oct. 30, 1748. Married Joanna Dwinnel, and they lived in Topsfield. Two infants named Nathaniel died; eight children survived among them Nathaniel, Jr., Richard and John.

Joanna Dwinnel was born in Topsfield near Salem, Massachusetts. Her father was Michael Dwinnel, one of the Huguenots who sought freedom in America. These people had prospered in France as craftsmen, textile workers and businessmen for about a century until the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 ended their religious and political freedom. Many settled in Massachusetts, among them the family of Paul Revere. They knew and valued fine craftsmanship.

Nathaniel Hood, Jr. of Topsfield. Married Abigail Potter of Ipswich, Nov. 13, 1735. ied in 1755.

Susannah Hood married Israel Kenney. Her siblings were Esther, Sarah and Abigail.

The Dormans (Source: Thomas Dorman of Topsfield, MA, by Franklin A. Dorman, 1994)

Thomas Dorman, born about 1600. A freeman on March 4, 1634/5 in Boston. Wife Ellen. Soon settled in Ipswich. In 1651 bought 100 acres in Topsfield, acquired land more there and in Rowley and Boxford. Ellen died Feb. 27, 1667/8 and he April 25, 1670. Land divided between two sons.

Ephraim Dorman born about 1645. Wife Mary, died in Nov. 1705. Was ensign and lieutenant in 1686, town clerk in Topsfield for 16 years, selectman for 7, Rep. to General Court in 1703, juror, tithingman, moderator of town meeting, constable, sergeant of local militia. Beginning in 1719 distributed land to four daughters and a son-in-law. When he died Aug. 25, 1721 sons inherited land in Boxford and Topsfield.

Hannah Dorman, born July 30, 1680; married Richard Kimball. She transferred to the church in Boxford in 1703. She died in Boxford March 1748.

The Kimballs (Source: The Kimball Family in America from 1634 to 1897, Leonard A. Morrison and S. P. Sharples  and Descendants of Richard and Sarah Kimball, Oromocto, Carroll Kimball.

Richard Kemball, to Boston in 1634 on ship Elizabeth. Parents, were Richard Kemball and Ursula Scott, daugther of Henry Scott, all living in Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England. Wife Mary and 7 children came to America. Henry was 19, and Richard probably 13. A child born in Cambridge and two children in Ipswich. Richard was invited to Ipswich as a wheelwright and granted land and right to fell white oaks as needed for wagon wheels. His estate in 1675 was L 737.

Richard Kimball born around 1621. Selectman in Wenham for many years. At his death in 1676 wages due from the county probably relate to King Philip’s War. Might have been with nephew Caleb killed at Bloody Brook. Acquired land and left an estate of L 986. He and wife Mary had eight sons.

John Kimball, oldest child, born at Ipswich around 1650. He lived in Boxford and was a freeman and a corporal. He married Sarah and they raised five daughters and two sons.

Richard Kimball, born Sept. 28, 1673, married Hannah Dorman of Topsfield on Feb. 22, 1698/9. Richard received permission with Ephraim Dorman and another to build a sawmill upon a fishing brook. Elected selectman in 1706. He died in Boxford on April 22, 1753. They had seven sons and daughters, Hannah and Mary. To their son, Jacob, Richard gave some land in Andover.

Jacob Kimball, born June 9, 1700, married Sarah Hale in 1724. Had a blacksmith shop in Andover where they had a family of six daughters and five sons.

Asa Kimball, born June 15, 1738. Married Hulda Tapley. Lived in Andover where four sons, and perhaps another, were born. Then moved to Nova Scotia where more children were born. Lived first in St. John and then in Maugerville.

Richard Kimball, born Jan. 24, 1763 in MA, and around 1767 his family went to Nova Scotia. He married Sarah Kenney in the early 1780s.

Confusion is caused by inclusion of Richard Kimball as a pre-1783 grantee in Maugerville in “River Saint John” by W.O. Raymond. If this is correct the land could have taken up by this Richard in 1780 when he was 17 years old - or a year or two later.  Morrison and Sharples do not give any other Richard of adult age who could have been in Nova Scotia in this period.

The Tapleys (Source: Genealogy of the Tapley Family, Harriet S. Tapley)

John Tapley was born in England in 1638, and he became a fisherman. In 1666 when ¾ acre of land in Salem was conveyed to him and two other men. He and wife, Elizabeth Pride, lived at Salem Cove. His brother was also part of the colony of fisherman in the Cove. Mentioned in Salem Court Files as master of a ketch in 1671. He was living in 1693 when his house sale was recorded.

Samuel Tapley, born in Salem in Feb. 1683, married Elizabeth Vealey on July 15, 1703. He paid no tax in Salem after 1710. Twins had been born. It seems that both he and his wife had died because Goodwife Vealey was paid by Salem for caring for his twins. One reached adulthood.

Samuel Tapley, Jr. of Boxford.  He paid taxes for real estate in Salem in 1740 that were abated in 1745. Married Abiel Goodhall of Topsfield. They were baptized at Topsfield Dec. 28, 1755. He died in the French and Indian War on October 20, 1756. Estate was administered by his widow. Children:

Hulda Tapley, born in Topsfield in 1738 and baptized Dec. 28, 1755. Married July 15, 1760 Asa Kimball son of Jacob and Sarah Kimball. Lived in MA, Nova Scotia (later New Brunswick) and Maine.

Alexander Tapley, born in Topsfield around 1740. Recorded as housewright on Sept. 18, 1763 when he bought a few acres of meadow. On Dec. 9th of that year he married Sarah Hood of Topsfield. Soon they moved to New Brunswick.

Samuel Tapley, born in Topsfield around 1745 and bap tized Dec. 28, 1755. His wife was Mary and they also moved to New Brunswick.

The Stephensons (Source: Descendants of Richard and Sarah Kimball, Oromocto, Carroll Kimball

Reuben Stephenson, born August 26, 1759, and Hannah Orcutt, born August 28, 1763, and they were wed in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts on August 26, 1783.

Collin Stephenson born in Cohasset on Nov. 16, 1786. Probably died in 1846 as indicated by property deeds. He went to New Brunswick but there is no record of his parents or seven siblings relocating there. He married Rebecca Kimball on Jan. 21, 1813. Their children:

William G. b. 1815 m. Mary E.
Hannah Orcutt b. Nov. 9, 1819 m. James Sutherland
Sarah m. John Lincoln
Reuben Richard b. 1831 in Burton m Phebe Jane Cromwell

William G. Stephenson. (1851 census for Burton, Sunbury County, New Brunswick) William G., age 36, carpenter, farmer and property owner; Mary E., 33; five children, ages 2 to 11. Sons were named William C. and Henry. Also in the household were brother, Reuben Richard Stephenson, 20; cousin, Asa Kimball, 14; and a teacher, May J. Taylor. In census of 1861 the family is in Fredericton, and William is a carriage maker.


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