JACOB PETTINGELL 1763
JACOB PETTINGELL was born in Bridgewater, Connecticut on August 1, 1763. As a young man, he fought in the Connecticut Regiment in the Revolutionary War with his bother Oliver. He served three years and was at the surrender of Cornwallis. With a series of three wives, Betsy Wellington, an unknown #2, and Prudence Soper, he had eight children: Hiram, George, Philander, Jacob, ASAPH, Marietta, Sarah, and Edward, most of them born after he had moved to Erie County, New York prior to 1820. He was a farmer in Aurora. He died in 1838, and is buried next to his brother Oliver in the Pioneer Cemetery in East Aurora, New York. One of JACOB's ancestors is of special interest. Francis Cooke and his eldest son John came to America in 1620 on the Mayflower. His wife and remaining children came a year later. Francis survived the first winter that killed about half of the pilgrims, and lived to old age. The lineage is as follows:
- 1 Francis Cooke 1582 - 1663
- +Hester Mayhieu Abt 1585 - Abt 1675
- 2 Jane Cooke Abt 1606 - Abt 1695
- +Experience Mitchell Abt 1608 - 1689
- 3 Jacob Mitchell Abt 1645 - 1675
- +Susanna Pope 1649 - 1675
- 4 Mary Mitchell
- +Samuel Kingman 1670 - 1742
- 5 Joanna Kingman 1701 - Aft 1735
- +Akerman Pettingell 1700 - 1770
- 6 Daniel Pettingell 1726 - 1808
- +Hannah Soper 1732 - ????
- 7 JACOB PETTINGELL 1763 - 1838
- +PRUDENCE SOPER 1778 - Aft 1850
Recently, however, it has been suggested that Jane Cooke was not a descendant of Francis Cooke but rather a different husband of Hester Mayhieu. This has not yet been confirmed.
Jacob Pettingell was born in Bridgewater Aug 1, 1763. He married first Betsy Wellington; second , a wife unknown, and third, Prudence Soper, born about 1780.
Jacob Pettingell of Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, formerly of Norwalk, Connecticut, enlisted in Nov or Dec 1781 for three years in the 1st Connecticut of Col. Grosvenor; was transferred to the 3rd Connecticut of Col. Webb, to the Company of Capt. Stevens. He served three years; was at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was paid from Feb 6 to Dec 31, 1781, as of Capt Steven Bett's Co., of Norwalk, Connecticut. He died in 1838. He was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery on Oakwood Ave., between Elm St., and Olean Rd., in East Aurora, New York. On his grave is a DAR replacement stone slab marker having at the top a cross inside a circle, with the following inscriptions below it:
- COL S WEBB'S
- CONN REGT
- REV WAR
Jacob's stone is in the 2ns row from the east, 11th stone from the north, Lot 41. The cemetery lists him as born about 1764, died 1838; wife Prudence. Jacob's brother Oliver is buried next to him with a similar stone.
He was a farmer in Aurora, New York in 1820. Jacob had eight children.
- George Born about 1804; unmarried
- Philander Born about 1808
- Jacob Wellington Born Feb 26, 1810 in Aurora, New York
- ASAPH Born 1819. Married Sally Arnold
- Marietta Born about 1820; died unmarried
- Sarah Married a Simmons
- Edward "youngest child"
SOURCE: A PETTINGELL GENEALOGY Compiled by Charles I. Pettingell Edited by Charles I. Pettingell Boston, Massachusetts 1906 Fort Hill Press - Samuel Usher 176 to 184 High St. Boston, Massachusetts