Wife: Deborah Mudge (7)
Christened: 18 Dec 1715 5
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5. Quaker Births & Deaths from Oblong M.M. H974.733 9(?) F93: Heads of
Families at Oblong, 1761, p.37 TRYON-children of Oliver TRYON and
Deborah [MUDGE] [I've changed the foll data from narrative to list for
ease of reading. det]
+ Deborah [MUDGE from 7. below-det]
=2E. William, born, 10 of 7m, 1746
=2E. Samuel, 27 of 7M, 1747
=2E. Deborah, 19 of 6M, 1749
=2E. Oliver, 2 of 6M, 1752
=2E. Abigail, 1 of 6M, 1754
=2E. Ziba, 31 of 3M, 1756
=2E. David, 2 of 9M, 1760.
I have a copy of letter from Haviland Records Room, Records Committee,
New York Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, 15 Rutherford
Place, New York, N.Y. 10003, dated 18-VII-1984 to Ramona [Manchester]
Tryon, R.D. # 2, Schoharie, NY 12157 who was source of all herein (Items
1 to 7). It deals with information found in Albany by Ramona in volume O
5/1149, Oblong Monthly Meeting, Register, 1745-1783, p.199, Oliver's
arrival at Oblong in 1760/61; the lack of knowledge of whence he came
because "the register preceding this one has been lost." There is an
interesting short statement on when/where Friends settled. There is no
further mention of the Tryon family in the Oblong records.
"Categories: Oblong Monthly Meeting, New York | Tryon Family in America.
Oliver Tryon was a Quaker.
Oliver was born in Wethersfield on December 15, 1715, the son of Ziba Tryon and Dorothy Baldwin.
Oliver, child of Ziba, bp December 18, 1715
Oliver is said to have married Deborah Mudge in Sharon, CT before 1746. While no specific record of the marriage itself has been found there is other evidence that Olver and Deborah were married. In Sharon, Connecticut on the 19th of May 1758, Oliver and Deborah Tryon signed, together with other heirs of Ebenezer Mudge, an undertaking to divide Ebenezer's estate amongst themselves without resorting to administration.
Oliver Tryon appears with his wife (not specifically named) in the Oblong [Dutchess County, New York] Meeting for 1761. Part of the Oblong in Dutchess County, New York and Sharon, Connecticut are only about three miles distant from each other and there is quite a bit of evidence that families settling in the Oblong in Nine Partners and the area of New Milford, North East and Amenia kept close links with nearby Sharon and vice versa.
Oliver and Deborah Tryon are said to have had seven children. They are:
William Tryon (b July 7, 1746),
Samuel Tryon (b July 27, 1747),
Deborah Tryon (b June 19, 1749),
Oliver Tryon (b June 02, 1752),
Abigail Mudge Tryon (b June 1, 1754 in Sharon, CT) m Wm Levi by whom she had 7 children, also Isaac Lamb (no children),
Ziba Tryon (b March 31, 1756), and
David Tryon (b September 02, 1760, Wethersfield Township, Hartford, CT).
David Tryon appears in the Quaker records as marrying a woman not named in the record before 25 Nov 1784. This is almost certainly Mary Wakeman Pierson, who he is said to have married September 09, 1784. He was disowned by the monthly meeting December 15, 1784. This indicates he "married out" -- that is, married a non-Quaker, a common reason for disowning.
[Quaker Births From Oblong Monthly Meeting], Dutchess County, New York, LDS Film # 873511, Records of Josephine Frost, Transcribed by Debbie Axtman, Pages 37-40
? Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. Vol. Wethersfield, p. 263
? Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, Volume 126 Wethersfield, p.225. Original record Vol SM p. 50. (ancestry.com)
? Alfred Mudge (1868), Memorials: being a genealogical, biographical and historical account of the name of Mudge in America, from 1638 to 1868, private publication, Boston, p. 56
? Oblong Monthly Meeting [Quakers], List of Heads of Families from New Milford, Oblong, Nine Partners, Oswego and Peach Pond meetings, for the year 1761
? Quaker Births & Deaths from Oblong Monthly Meeting H974.733 F93: Heads of Families at Oblong, 1761, p. 37
? Quaker Records: Nine Partners Monthly Meeting, Dutchess County, New York (Ancestry.com)
Quaker Calendar - There has been much confusion over the dates in Quaker records. Friends used numbered months and days rather than what they considered pagan names for them (i.e. "Thursday" coming from "Thor's Day"). Thus, when the secular calendar was changed in 1752, making January the first month instead of March, Friends began calling January "First Month".
Our Mudge story continues with Ebenezer and Abigail's tenth child, Deborah Mudge (b. 1726 Hebron, CT; d. bef 19 Mar 1768). Deborah married Oliver Tryon (b. 1715 Wethersfield, CT; d. bef. 19 Mar 1768). in 1745 and they had seven children. Either one or both of them died before March 19, 1768, because there is a court record of that date naming Elnathan Goodrich as a guardian for their fifth child, daughter, Abigail. Elnathan was a brother of Abigail's uncle by marriage. Let me put that another way. Abigail's mother, Deborah Mudge, had a sister, Martha Mudge. Martha's husband was David Goodrich, David's brother, Elnathan Goodrich. Elnathan became the guardian for Abigail Tryon on March 19, 1768 when she was 13. We don't have any record of what happened to Deborah or Oliver after that point.
From WikiTree: Biography
DEBORAH MUDGE, dau. of Ebenezer Mudge and Abigail Skinner (p. 56), b. in Hebron 1726. She m. Oliver Tryon, of Sharon, Connecticut before 1746. He died prior to March 19, 1767. Probate Court held March 19, 1768, "Abigail Tryon, dau. of Oliver Tryon, late of Sharon, deceased, a minor, ae. 13 years on the first day of June Jast, made choice of Elnathan Goodrich as her guardian."
Child Abigail Tryon b. June 1, 1755
Alfred Mudge, Memorials: a genealogical account of the name of Mudge in America (1868) (Boston, Alfred Mudge & Son, 1868), OpenLibrary.org, page 73.
Quaker Births & Deaths from Oblong Monthly Meeting H974.733 F93: Heads of Families at Oblong, 1761, p. 37"
[This source shows Oliver Tryon and Deborah Tryon as being present and signing as heirs, the will of Ebenezer Mudge (1683-1758).]
[birth of Oliver is cited in this source as appearing in the Vital Records of Wethersfield, Conn.]
Oliver Tryon (abt. 1715 - 1767)
Born about 15 Dec 1715 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America
Son of Ziba Tryon and Dorothy (Baldwin) Tryon
Brother of James Tryon, Rowland Tryon, Dorothy Tryon, Abigail (Tryon) Ferris and Samuel Tryon
Husband of Deborah (Mudge) Tryon — married about 1746 in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut
Father of William Tryon, Samuel Tryon, Deborah Tryon, Oliver Tryon, Abigail Mudge (Tryon) Lamb, Ziba Tryon and David Tryon
Died 19 Mar 1767 in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, British Colonial America
Name: Oliver Tryon
Father: Ziba Tryon
Baptism Date: 18 Dec 1715
Baptism Place: Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA
Volume Title: Volume 125 Wethersfield
Kelly, Arthur C.M., Dutchess Co., NY Probate Records 1787 - 1865; Register of Wills and letters Testamentary and of Administration in the Sur, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
"Intestate:Lamb, Isaac - Amenia, US Army soldier Date: 5/11/1792 To whom assigned: Abigail, his widow, renounced her rights and Job Mead, Amenia farmer"
I have a book "United Presbyterian Church in Amenia: History 1748-1910" that I purchased when I was there last week, while researching for my FARR ancestors in Amenia. In the records, it has an Isaac Lamb in 1758, donating 8 L to the building of the Red Meeting House. There is also a David Lamb donating 1 L , Nathan Mead Jr 6 L, Eli Mead 1 L, and Joab Mead 4 L - 10 S. ( L= pounds S= shillings). There is no baptismal records for either of these families between 1749-1775. There were no baptism records at all for the church between 1775-1786. Job Mead is mentioned in 1794 and is refered to as Capt Job Mead, and serving on the church committee. The Church was staunchly Puritan up til 1788, when it began it's move to Presbyterian.In 1800, Capt Job Mead donated $16.25 towards repairs to the church, Job Mead Jr 3.25, Nathan Mead 3.00. I do not find any Lamb's at all. Capt Job seems as tho he is a prominant figure within the church, until his death in 1819.I do have a copy of the Old Amenia Cemetery, showing all the graves, and who is buried where. I do not find any Lamb's as being buried in this cemetery (that I can see). I do find Mead's. There are other cemeteries in the Amenia area tho.Now, as to the meaning of what you found. I am going to venture a good guess at it. There was a lot of curfuffle happening in the church for some time. Some had left and became members of the newly formed Baptist church in town, not agreeing with the ways and administration of the Amenia Church. The church council changed the terms of covenant several times over the years. Being a member, you were to be totally committed, financially as well as spiritually. The church was one of great strictness it seems, almost to a form of a dictatorship by the elders. One of a few things could be probable. a) When Isaac died, his wife Abigail renounced her rights to his ownings, as well as Job Mead, as a leader of the church, as to what the church should get. b) Isaac owed Job monies, which he chose not to collect, being Bretheren to Isaac. c) depending when it was probated, it could have been that Abigail would receive nothing if she should re-marry (possibly, Mead). I do find an "A. Mead" buried in the cemetery near Capt Job. The financial records I found as charts in the book. I will read more of the actual text, and see if I can find more about Isaac.Good Luck ...... Mark
[posting by Mark Farr]
Probate Court held March 19, 1768, "Abigail Tryon, dau. of Oliver Tryon, late of Sharon, deceased, a minor, ae. 13 years on the first day of June last, made choice of Elnathan Goodrich as her guardian."
[Elnathan Goodrich was the brother of the husband (David Goodrich) of Abigail's Mother's (Deborah's) sister Martha Mudge (b. 1720)]
Abigail Mudge Lamb formerly Tryon aka Levi
Born 1 Jun 1754 in New York, USA or Connecticut, USAmap
Daughter of Oliver Tryon and Deborah (Mudge) Tryon
Sister of William Tryon, Samuel Tryon, Deborah Tryon, Oliver Tryon, Ziba Tryon and David Tryon
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Abigail was the fifth known child, second known daughter, of Oliver Tryon and Deborah Mudge.
After her father's death she chose a guardian: an uncle by marriage through her mother's sister.
Abigail Mudge Tryon (b June 1, 1754 in Sharon, CT) m Wm Levi by whom she had 7 children, also Isaac Lamb (no children), (to be confirmed)
? Quaker Births & Deaths from Oblong Monthly Meeting H974.733 F93: Heads of Families at Oblong, 1761, p. 37
"b. June 1, 1755,"
[This source misstates Abigail's birth through an arithmetic error. It lists her birth as "b. June 1, 1755," But it also cites a probate court record from 3/19/1768 which says "Abigail Tryon...13 years on the first day of June last..."]
From Descendants of Stephen Pierson, by Frederick L. Pierson.
David TRYON, born at Fish Kill, N.Y. in 1762, lived at Shaftsbury,
Bennington County, Vt., and served during the Revolutionary War from
Mar. 1780 to Dec. 1780, under Capt. William Hutchins in Col . Ebenezeer
Allen's regiment. He married Mary Wakeman Pierson, at Sharon, Conn.,
Sept. 9, 1784. She was born at Newton, Conn., Nov. 5, 1763. They lived
in Grand Isle, Vt., and he applied for a pension on Feb. 20, 1835, under
the Revolutionary Claim Act of June 7, 1832. He was granted $30 per
annum, receiving arrears amounting to $150, plus the semi-annual
allowance to Sept. 1836 of $15. They had 12 children, and lived at
Middleburg, Schoharie County, N.Y. Their 4th child and 1st son is named
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