Mary Jolls

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Mary Jolls, daughter of Thomas Jolls and Mehitable Ormsby, was born at Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, 7 May 1735.1 She died, probably at Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, after 5 March 1800, when she was mentioned in a probate proceeding.2

Mary married (1) Hezekiah Luther Jr., son of Hezekiah Luther and Martha Gardner, at Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, 17 March 1751;3,4 she married (2) Caleb Hill, son of Jonathan Hill and Elizabeth Hail, at Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, 29 July 1766.5,6

Her ancestry and date of birth could be questioned as that would make her not quite 16 when she married Hezekiah. However, the identification is proven by her mother's will, where she is mentioned as "Mary Hill, wife of Caleb Hill." That she was the widow of Hezekiah Luther is shown at a second accounting of his estate, 26 September 1768, where she is shown as "Mary Hill, late Mary Luther."

By 1783, she was almost 48 years old (47 years, 11 months) when Martha was born, conception having occurred about 9 months earlier. Not unheard of, but certainly unusual. The births of Mary and Martha appear to be well documented, and given that Mary was living when her mother wrote her will in 1790, there's no chance that Caleb had an unknown third wife.7,3,8,9

She was appointed guardian of their surviving Luther children (William, Hannah, Israel, Mehitable, Rebecca, & Hezekiah), 29 October 1763.10

Family 1

Hezekiah Luther Jr. b. 19 Feb 1728/29, d. 1 Nov 1763
Children
  • Hannah Luther11 b. 20 Oct 1751, d. 25 Sep 1772
  • William Luther12 b. 31 Dec 1752
  • Mehitabel Luther13 b. 19 Feb 1755
  • Israel Luther14 b. 4 May 1757
  • Elizabeth Luther15 b. 9 Apr 1759, d. 19 Nov 1763
  • Rebecca Luther16 b. 16 May 1761
  • Hezekiah Luther17 b. 16 Feb 1763

Family 2

Caleb Hill b. 25 Jun 1728, d. Jul 1797
Children
  • Patience Hill18 b. 22 Jun 1767
  • Mary Hill19 b. 22 Nov 1768
  • Phebe Hill+6 b. 12 Jan 1771, d. 2 Apr 1854
  • Luther Hill20 b. 28 Mar 1773, d. 14 Aug 1853
  • Jonathan Hill21 b. 12 Apr 1776
  • James Thomas Hill21 b. 17 Nov 1777
  • Martha Hill22 b. 24 Apr 1783
This person was last edited on16 Jun 2022

Citations

  1. [S602] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island. 1636-1850: First Series: Births, Marriages and Deaths. A Family Register for the People, 21 vols. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing, 1891-1912), 6:1:85, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island.
  2. [S1120] Berkshire Co. Courthouse, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Probate records, 1761-1917, 10:213, FHL microfilm 873485, further cited as Berkshire Co. Probate.
  3. [S667] H. L. Peter Rounds, Jane Fletcher Fiske and Margaret F. Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992), 181, further cited as Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea.
  4. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 6:1:29, 34.
  5. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 173.
  6. [S1120] Berkshire Co. Probate, 9:356; FHL #873485.
  7. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 6:1:29, 85, 269.
  8. [S2469] Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate records 1687-1916; index, 1687-1926, 20:379, FHL microfilm 461890, img #198, further cited as Bristol Co., MA Probate.
  9. [S2510] Warren, Rhode Island, Town Hall, Probate records, 1746–1920, 3:74, FHL microfilm 947762 img 66, further cited as Warren Probate Records.
  10. [S2469] Bristol Co., MA Probate, 127:356-361; FHL #461901 imgs186–188.
  11. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 82.
  12. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 165.
  13. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 118.
  14. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 99.
  15. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 68.
  16. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 142.
  17. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 80.
  18. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 135.
  19. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 121.
  20. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 268.
  21. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 267.
  22. [S667] Rounds, Fiske, and Costello, Vital Records of Swansea, 269.