Mehitable Ormsby

Copyright, Plagiarism, and Disclaimer

Copyright: The material on this website is protected by the copyright laws of the United States.

Plagiarism: Please give credit where credit is due and properly cite your source.

Disclaimer: Mistakes and errors are inevitable. Caveat emptor.

For more information, please see this page.
ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
James Abram Garfield - Wilford Ervie Billiings
William Howard Taft - Wilford Ervie Billiings
(John) Calvin Coolidge Jr. - Wilford Ervie Billings
Mehitable Ormsby, daughter of Jeremiah Ormsby and Mehitabel Wilmarth, was born at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, 7 September 1710.1,2 She died at Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, 25 February 1796,3 and was buried at North Burial Ground, Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, where her stone is inscribed:
Memory of Mrs Mehetebell
Jolls, wife of Mr. Thomas Jolls,
who died February the 2[5?]
1796 in the 87th Year of
her age.3

Mehitable married Thomas Jolls, son of Robert Jolls and Experience Hollbrook, at Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, 15 March 1732/33.4,2

In 1782, she is lsted in the Rhode Island census next to her son Robert as "Widow Jolls," with one female over 50, and three blacks.5

Mehitable left a will dated at Rehoboth, 22 January 1790, but recorded at the probate court of Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, sometime after 1800. In it she named:
sons Robert, Thomas, John, Ebenezer, and Jeremiah;
daughters Susannah Wheeler, wife of John Wheeler, Mary Hill, wife of Caleb Hill, Lydia Eddy, wife of Joseph Eddy, Hannah Ormsby, wife of Joseph Ormsby, and Sarah Ormsby, wife of John Ormsby, Mehitable Luther, wife of Robert Luther, and Betty Wheaton, wife of Perez Wheaton.6


Thomas Jolls b. 9 Nov 1703, d. 16 Oct 1760
  • Susannah Jolls7 b. 22 Mar 1733/34
  • Mary Jolls+7 b. 7 May 1735, d. aft. 5 Mar 1800
  • Robert Jolls7 b. 10 Oct 1736
  • Lydia Jolls7 b. 1 Mar 1738/39
  • Hannah Jolls7 b. 20 Oct 1740
  • Thomas Jolls7 b. 16 Jan 1741/42
  • John Jolls7 b. 18 Nov 1743
  • Ebenezer Jolls7 b. 7 Aug 1745
  • Sarah Jolls6 b. say 1747, d. aft. 22 Jan 1790
  • Mehitable Jolls7 b. 24 Apr 1749, d. 25 Dec 1831
  • Jeremiah Jolls7 b. 10 Oct 1750
  • Betty Jolls7 b. 15 Jan 1755
This person was last edited on26 Feb 2023


  1. [S1121] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896: Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths: With supplement Containing the Record of 1896, Colonial Returns, Lists of the Early Settlers, Purchasers, Freemen, Inhabitants, the Soldiers Serving in Philip's War and the Revolution (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897), 694, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rehoboth.
  2. [S2512] Albert E. Pierce, Ormsby—Ormsbee Family: Descendants of Richard Ormsesby (1602–1664) of Rehoboth, Mass. (Revised ed., Tulsa, Oklahoma: s.p., 1962, 1966, 1968), D-26, further cited as Pierce, Descendants of Richard Ormesby.
  3. [S2323] Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed Feb 2023), memorial page for Mehitable Ormsbee Jolls, Find a Grave memorial #142070662, maintained by James Bianco, further cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [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), 6:1:29, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island.
  5. [S2520] Katharine U. Waterman, transcriber,"The Rhode Island Census of 1782," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1973–1975): 127:3–17, 138–150, 216–229, 302–312;128:49–63, 124–135, 215–224, 293–304;129:53–67, 270–277, 379–387, at 129:380, further cited as Waterman, "Rhode Island Census of 1782."
  6. [S2510] Warren, Rhode Island, Town Hall, Probate records, 1746–1920, 3:74, FHL microfilm 947762 img 66, further cited as Warren Probate Records.
  7. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 6:1:85.