On the 5th day of March, 1745, in the town of Chester, New Hampshire, Eunice Gilson was married to Amos Haseltine.

Eunice was born on March 18, 1731, so if these record are correct, she was not yet 14 years of age at the time of her marriage.

Eunice was born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, one of at least five children of Jonas Gilson and Hannah Goodridge. 

Her husband, Amos, was born in Bradford, Massachusetts in 1717.  He was the son of Richard Haseltine and Abigail Chadwick, both of Bradford.  Amos was one of at least 10 children born of Richard and Abigail.

Amos and Eunice Haseltine would go on to have at least 9 children of their own.  The children were as follows:

  • Amos
  • Jonas
  • Richard
  • Joseph
  • Thomas
  • Ebenezer
  • David
  • Eunice
  • Abraham

Family history tells us that six of the sons of Amos and Eunice served our country in the Revolutionary War.

My fourth great-grandfather, Ebenezer Haseltine, was one of these brothers.

By way of the New Hampshire land grants, Ebenezer and his brother Joseph embarked on one of the greatest adventures of the history of this country; cutting a new settlement out of ancient, untouched forest.

     “The town must have settled quite rapidly the next two years, for the town records show that, March 9, 1792, Joseph HASELTINE, Seth MUNSON, David PARCHER, and Ebenezer HASELTINE petitioned Richard HOLDEN, a justice of the peace of Waterbury, to call a meeting of the voters in Moretown, to be held at the house of Joseph HASELTINE, for the purpose of electing officers for Moretown. The inhabitants met in accordance with this warning, March 22, 1792, and proceeded to elect the following list of town officers: Daniel PARCHER, moderator; Seth MUNSON, town clerk; Joseph HASELTINE, Daniel PARCHER, and John HEATON, selectmen; Phillip BARTLETT, treasurer; Joseph HASELTINE, constable; John HEATON and Ebenezer HASELTINE, listers; Joseph HASELTINE, collector; and Joseph PARCHER, highway surveyor.

    In those early days the robust wives and daughters of the pioneers not only spun, wove, and made the clothing for their families, but they also assisted in the field work. Mrs. Ebenezer HASELTINE and Aunt Judith HASELTINE gathered sap on snow-shoes, and caught quantities of trout from the Winooski.   HT:    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WashingtonMoretown.html

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