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Isabella RUMSEY & Peleg DOUD Family 
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Isabella RUMSEY & Peleg DOUD  of Sullivan Township

1. Peleg1 Doud, son of Peleg Doud and Merab Ward, reference Mainesburg (#2223) was born in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut 30 AUG 1764. Peleg died 09 MAY 1849 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 84. His body was interred MAY 1849 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

He married Isabella Rumsey 20 DEC 1789 in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont. (Isabella Rumsey is #2224.) Isabella was born 1 MAY 1772 in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Isabella was the daughter of Daniel Rumsey and Anna Walker*. Isabella died 10 JUN 1815 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 43. Her body was interred Jun 1815 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. When Isabella and Peleg migrated from Vermont to Sullivan, she was already the mother of eight children, seven of whom travelled with them. She had two more in Sullivan. On the migration journey the children ranged in age from seventeen to two. Hopefully the elder children were of some help in caring for the younger.

He was christened ABT 1764 in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont. Peleg registered to pay taxes 1812 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Peleg registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Peleg was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Peleg was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Peleg was 60-70. Two males 20-30 and 15-20 lived with him, probably his younges sons, Peleg and Ripley. Daugher Lurancy was next door and son Philemon also close. Son Munson also lived next door on the other side. Isabella and Peleg migrated to Sullivan Township in Tioga County, PA in 1808 which was very early in its settlement. Many others with the Doud, Rumsey, Cudworth names and relationships settled in Sullivan. They came from Hubbardton Vermont. See Rhoda Ladd page 61 of Tioga County Revolutionary Soldiers. Peleg was for many years a deacon in the Baptist Church and services were often held at their house before an actual church building was built. Peleg was a Whig in politics.

Peleg Doud and Isabella Rumsey had the following children:

2 i. Millie or Camella2 Doud (#6138) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 24 Sep 1790. Millie died in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont, at age unknown. Camella died young.

3 ii. Sarah Doud (#5642) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 15 Dec 1791. Sally died 24 Jul 1823 in Woodfield, Ohio, at age 31. She married John White Gray BEF 1810. (John White Gray is #5641.) John was born 3 JAN 1787 in Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut. John was the son of James A. Gray Sr. and Parthenia White. He married Nancy Williams*. He married Susan Cole*. Historical Note: .

"In 1816 John Gray started a store in Gray's Valley hauling his goods by wagon from Philadelphia. This was the first store in Sullivan. Some time after this Timothy and Joseph Orvis started a store on King's Hill, some distance south of the State Road, and after that Alvin Ames opened one on Ames Hill. Mrs. Gray's store was a framed structure; the others were built of logs. In 1832 John Fox opened a store at mainesburg, the first at that point. He sold goods at that place for forty years."

Historical Note: . Mill History in Sullivan Township: "In 1819 John Gray erected a saw mill at Gray's Valley, on Elk Run. He operated until 1832. It had a number of owners. In 1838 Albert Dewey erected a saw-mill in the eastern part of the township, which he and George Dewey operated for a number of years. William Young, another early mill owner, built a mill about 1832 below Mainesburg on Corey Creek, near the Richmond township line. In 1844 Valorus O. Spencer erected a mill above Mainesburg. Other early mill owners and lumbermen were: Stephen Palmer, who ran a mill in the eastern part of the township; Peleg Doud, who erected one on the South fork of Corey creek, on what is now the George Ross farm, and Sylvester Bailey, who erected one in Bailey Hollow. All these mills were run by water power, the flutter wheel being the one generally used. They have passed out of existence, except the mill near the State Road, now operated by Edward Dewey.

John White Gray served as Justice of the Peace 1825 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. John succeeded John Marvin in this office. Jean Rumsey, Doud Ancestry, p. RD92-2 notes that no children are known, but that Kathleen Johnson believes Lester is possibly a child of John and Sally, and so she includes him on that possibility.

4 iii. Betsey Doud (#6139) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 08 OCT 1795. Betsey died 20 NOV 1857 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 62. Her body was interred Nov 1857 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married Roswell Webster 21 OCT 1813 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Roswell Webster is #5003.) Roswell was born 27 JUL 1789 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Roswell was the son of Jonathan Webster and Huldah Orvis. Roswell died 7 MAY 1875 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 85. His body was interred MAY 1875 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Roswell registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Roswell was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Roswell was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Called Rozell Webster, Roswell was 40-50, Betsey was 30-40. Their children were a girl 15-20, a girl and two boys 10-15, two boys 5-10 and a girl and boy under five. No more children were born into this family after June of 1830.

Roswell was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Betsey and Roswell had one female 5-10, one male and one female 10-15, two males 15-20, two$males 20-30 in their household.

In the Census of 1850, Roswell was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The elder Roswell was a farmer with property worth $1500. The younger Roswell was also a farmer. See 1883 Tioga County History p. 30 appendix - Roswell came on foot from Massachusetts in 1812 and took up 100 acres of land in Sullivan, where he remained until 1875, when he died, aged 86.

5 iv. Lorena Doud (#6145) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 22 NOV 1797. Lorena died 20 OCT 1833 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 35. Her body was interred Oct 1833 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married James Gray Jr. 05 DEC 1820 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (James Gray Jr. is #6146.) James was born 25 NOV 1790 in Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut. James was the son of James A. Gray Sr. and Parthenia White. He married Maria Campbell* 11 SEP 1817. He married Martha Unknown (Pinkham) 19 MAY 1844. James died 25 JUL 1860 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 69. Tioga County Agitator-Wednesday Aug. 22, 1860 issue: Died in Sullivan township, on the 25th inst., James Gray, aged 69 years. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers in this County having moved into Sullivan as early as 1807, where he continued to reside until the time of his death. He was an honored member of the Baptist church, beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was accidentally killed by falling from a load of hay. He died almost instantly.

His body was interred JUL 1860 in Gray Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lorena and James had one male and one female under 5, two females and one male 5-10 in their household.

James was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. James did not have a wife in this census. His household included one female 5-10, one male and one female 10-15, one male and one female 15-20. Apparently the older children were old enough to help care for the younger.

In the Census of 1850, James was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. James was a farmer with property worth $2000. Twelve year old Joseph Kendall was also in the household. I do not know his relationship at this time. 1897 Tioga County History page 1085 - James, second son of James and Parthenia, was born in Sharon, Connecticut November 25, 1790 and removed with his parents to Otsego County, New York in childhood. When he was fifteen years old, the family located in Sullivan Township, and his subsequent life was passed in Gray's Valley. He was a Whig until 1828, when he supported Andrew Jackson for the presidency and remained a Democrat until 1856. In that year he became a Republican, and voted that ticket until his death. For nearly twenty five years he served as justice of the peace, and was a postmaster at Gray's Valley for a long period. Mr. GRAY and family were members of the Baptist Church, in which he filled the offices of clerk and deacon for many years.

6 v. Anna Doud (#5638) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 17 SEP 1799. Individual flags: Obituary. Anna died 16 JAN 1866 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 66. Tioga County Agitator - Feb 14th 1866 issue: Died Jan 16th 1866 of Cancer, in Sullivan, Tioga County, Pa., Mrs. Anna Cudworth in her 67th year. Member of Baptist Church. Her body was interred JAN 1866 in Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. She married James Cudworth Sr. BY 1822 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (James Cudworth Sr. is #5637.)

James was born 17 AUG 1795 in Ward, Massachusetts. James was the son of Paul Cudworth and Sarah Drinkwater. James died 18 APR 1836 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 40. His body was interred APR 1836 in Rumsey-Doud Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. James registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

James was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Anna and James were 30-40 with four children under ten years old. James' death only six years later left Anna with a large and young family to raise alone. They lived next door to James' brother, Smauel. James migrated from Ward (now Auburn) Massachusetts with his parents in 1808. He served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812.

Anna was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Anna's household included one female and one male 5-10, one male 10-15, one female and one male 15-20.

She was listed as a household member of Jerome B. Cudworth's house in the Census of 1850 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jerome was a farmer. Paul was a laborer.

7 vi. Philemon Henry Doud (#6141) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 5 SEP 1801. Philemon died 1892 in Greencastle, Jasper County, Iowa, at age 90. The last records of either Philemon or Louisa were the 1880 census at Greencastle. His body was interred 1892 in Greencastle, Jasper County, Iowa. Burial information sent in by David L. Dunn from work of Helen Portz and Mildred Smith, both deceased. He married Louisa Hayden 1823. (Louisa Hayden is #13939.)

Louisa was born 19 FEB 1804 in Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Louisa was the daughter of Thomas Hayden* and Mary Robbins. Louisa died AFT 1880 in Greencastle, Jasper County, Iowa, at age unknown. Louisa was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Blossburg, Blossburg Town, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Louisa was head of household in Bloss for this census. Her family included daughters M.L.,22; M.A., 16; C.J., 9, Adelia, 3 ; sons Eugene,14 and M.P.,5. Family reports included in Jean RUMSY work indicate that Philemon DOUD, and several of the HAYDEN and LAWRENCE families went to the gold fields in California at this time.

She migrated from Tioga County PA to Jefferson County,Ohio 1853. Jasper County History indicates that Philemon and Louisa migrated to Jefferson County, Ohio in 1853. The following letter excerpt from Louisa was recorded in Jean RUMSEY's work. "(No date, but probaby 1853 before leaving Tioga Co.)

"Oh, sister, sister, how can I go so far away and leave our dear, beloved Rissa to sleep alone on the green hillside? Why must our men be so restless, would that all my loved ones would follow. Maria remains behind to teach, but will have sister and Nell close by." (Sister would be Phebe HAYDEN Doud, Nell was Louisa's daughter, Helen M. DOUD Fellows.) Louisa was in Greencastle Iowa for 1880 census. See excerpts from Louisa's eloquent letters in Jean Rumsey Doud Ancestry p. RD92-7d.

Historical Note: . "A grist mill was erected at Mainesburg about 1809, by Noah Rumsey, Sr. Two or three years later he sold it to Jonathan L. Spencer. In 1824 he sold his lands and mill and other personal property to John Maine, a pioneer in Lawrence township, who also bought the lands and personal property of Lyman Spencer. Mr. Maine operated the mill until 1841, when he sold it to Solon Richards, who ran it for a number of years, and sold it to R. K. Brundage, and he in turn to Philemon Doud, who tore down the old mill and erected a steam mill on its site. N. E. Calkins succeeded Doud as owner of the property, which finally passed into the hands of Hiram Horton, who leased it to Aaron Austin. On April 17, 1894 the mill was destroyed and has not been rebuilt."

Philemon was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Louisa and Philemon's household included three daughters under five and two sons, one under five and one 5-10. They were next door to his father and several households of his siblings.

Historical Note: . "In 1832 Solon Richards established a woolen factory in Mainesburg which he sold in 1838 to Philemon Doud. It was discontinued about 1845."

Philemon was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Louisa and Philemon had one male under five, one female 5-10, three females 10-15 in their household.

He migrated from Tioga County PA to Jefferson County,Ohio 1853. Jasper County History indicates that Philemon and Louisa migrated to Jefferson County, Ohio in 1853. The following letter excerpt from Louisa was recorded in Jean RUMSEY's work. "(No date, but probaby 1853 before leaving Tioga Co.)

"Oh, sister, sister, how can I go so far away and leave our dear, beloved Rissa to sleep alone on the green hillside? Why must our men be so restless, would that all my loved ones would follow. Maria remains behind to teach, but will have sister and Nell close by." (Sister would be Phebe HAYDEN Doud, Nell was Louisa's daughter, Helen M. DOUD Fellows.)

Philemon was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Greencastle, Jasper County, Iowa. Philemon went to the gold rush in California in 1849. He also engaged in mining in California from 1859 for four more years. In 1878 he was in Greencastle, Iowa where he had been a County Commmissioner, and president of the school board. Six of the eight children of Louisa and Philemon were school teachers. (From Jasper County History)

8 vii. Munson Elezer Doud (#6142) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 13 AUG 1804. Munson died 6 MAY 1884 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 79. He married Phoebe Hayden 19 DEC 1824 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Phoebe Hayden is #7253.) Phoebe was born 13 FEB 1806 in Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Phoebe was the daughter of Thomas Hayden* and Mary Robbins. Phoebe died 17 MAR 1875 at age 69. Her body was interred MAR 1875 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Munson was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Phoebe and Munson lived next door to his father and had two boys under age five.

Munson was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Phoebe and Munson had one female and one male under five, three males 5-10, two males 10-15 in their household. They also had a man 70-80 living with them. This is probably Peleg DOUD, who was widowed at that time. Phoebe's parents, Thomas and Mary, seem to have left the area before this.

In the Census of 1850, Munson was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Munson was a farmer with property worth $2000. Mary A. Harder or Harden age 18 is also in household (Does not match withany known Harding).

9 viii. Lurancy Doud (#6140) was born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont 20 AUG 1806. Lurancy died 24 JUN 1875 in Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York, at age 68. Her body was interred JUN 1875 in Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York. She married Levi Rexford BEF 1824. (Levi Rexford is #6155.) Levi was born 27 MAR 1799 in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York. Levi was the son of Thomas Rexford and Silve Everett *. Levi died 1 APR 1875 in Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York, at age 76. His body was interred APR 1875 in Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York. Levi was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lurancey and Levi were 20-30 and 30-40 with four small children. They lived next door to her brother, Philemon Doud, and to her widowed father, Peleg.

Levi was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York. In the Census of 1855, Levi was listed as a head of household in Clymer,Chautauqua, New York.

10 ix. Rev. Peleg W. Doud (#6143) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 29 MAY 1810. Peleg died 10 JUN 1904 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 94. His body was interred JUN 1904 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Amanda R. Packard 25 DEC 1832 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (Amanda R. Packard is #6151.) Amanda was born 16 MAY 1815 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Amanda was the daughter of John Packard and Rebekah Rose. Amanda died 9 JUN 1893 at age 78. Her body was interred JUN 1893 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Amanda died in Mainesburg, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, in 1892; married Rev. Peleg Dowd, of Mainesburg, a Baptist minister of the old school, and now deceased; children: Warren, a farmer and millwright, living at Mainesburg; Homer, a farmer in Tioga county; Hobart, deceased; Helen, married Daniel Rumsey and living on the old farm at Mainesburg. (Jordan)

Historical Note: . Mill History in Sullivan Township: "In 1819 John Gray erected a saw mill at Gray's Valley, on Elk Run. He operated until 1832. It had a number of owners. In 1838 Albert Dewey erected a saw-mill in the eastern part of the township, which he and George Dewey operated for a number of years. William Young, another early mill owner, built a mill about 1832 below Mainesburg on Corey Creek, near the Richmond township line. In 1844 Valorus O. Spencer erected a mill above Mainesburg. Other early mill owners and lumbermen were: Stephen Palmer, who ran a mill in the eastern part of the township; Peleg Doud, who erected one on the South fork of Corey creek, on what is now the George Ross farm, and Sylvester Bailey, who erected one in Bailey Hollow. All these mills were run by water power, the flutter wheel being the one generally used. They have passed out of existence, except the mill near the State Road, now operated by Edward Dewey.

Peleg was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Amanda and Peleg had two males under five in their household.

In the Census of 1850, Peleg was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Peleg was a farmer with property worth $2000.

In the Census of 1860, Peleg was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Peleg was a farmer with real property worth $3000 and personal property worth $1000. 1897 History p. 1087. Peleg was reared on his parents' farm and obtained his education in the common schools. For many years he was a minister of the Free Will Baptist Church, and also a member of the church board of officers. As an elderly widower, he lived with his daughter Helen and her husband Daniel Rumsey. In eavly life he was a Whig, but became a Republican at the organization of that party. As of the 1897 history writing, he was one of the oldest citizens of the township.

11 x. Ripley H. Doud (#6144) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 06 FEB 1814. Ripley died 11 FEB 1888 in Mainesburg, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 74. His body was interred FEB 1888 in Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Joanna Hill 18 APR 1833. (Joanna Hill is #6735.) Joanna was born 15 OCT 1813 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Joanna was the daughter of Polly Unknown (Hill). Joanna died 05 JAN 1894 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 80. Her body was interred JAN 1894 in Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Surname based on Polly Hill aged 74 born in Connecticut present in 1860 household. Assume she is Joanna's mother.

Ripley was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Samantha and Ripley had one female child under five in their household.

In the Census of 1850, Ripley was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Ripley was a farmer with property worth $3000. Electa Warner is counted in this household and again two houses away with her family. Apparently the census taker had a short memory. There are numerous people double counted in Sullivan census. Perhaps he did not have instructions not to double count.

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