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  • Name DUTY, William 
    Born 5 Aug 1658  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Apr 1738 
    Died 11 Apr 1738  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    WAC 30 Aug 1929  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
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    Person ID I19561  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
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    Father DOTY, William ,   b. 31 Jul 1637, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1738, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Mother BENNETT, Rebecca ,   b. 9 Oct 1637, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1700, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1658  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HIDDEN, Elizabeth ,   b. 16 Feb 1666, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1742, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1 May 1684  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 30 Jan 1961, SLAKE.
    Children 
     1. DUTY, Mary ,   b. 18 Oct 1685, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1757, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. DUTY, William Jr. ,   b. 3 Aug 1687, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1753, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. DUTY, Sarah ,   b. 17 Mar 1689, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1767, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. DUTY, John ,   b. 4 Jun 1691, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1761, Byfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. DUTY, Matthew ,   b. 29 Jan 1694, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1756, Byfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. DUTY, Samuel ,   b. 1 May 1696, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1761, Byfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. DUTY, Andrew ,   b. 16 Sep 1698, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1772, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +8. DUTY, Moses ,   b. 2 Sep 1700, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1778, Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. DUTY, Joseph ,   b. 15 Jul 1705, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F7921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1658 - Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1684 - Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1738 - Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Duty Coat of Arms
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    William Duty At Bunker Hill

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY:
      William DUTY married at Rowley, Massachusetts, 1 May 1684, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew and Sarah (HOSETIN) HIDDEN. [1] She was born there 19 December 1665 [2] and died 7 February 1742.

      I. William DUTY served as a soldier in King Philip's War, under Captain Poole.
      His name is found in the town tax list of 1691 [4], in which year he also took the oath of freeman. He died in Rowley, 11 April 1738, "above 80 year old" [5], which would bring his birth date about 1658.

      CHILDREN, all born in Rowley:

      WILLIAM, born 31 July 1687; married REBECCA BENNETT.
      Sarah, born 17 March 1689.
      John, born 4 July 1691.
      Matthew, born 29 January 1693; married 4 January 1723 Deborah Goodrich, who was captured when seven years old, by Indians, but later redeemed. She died in Beverly, Massachusetts, in March 1774, aged 88 years. Her parents and two sisters were killed in the Indian raid. [6]
      Samuel, born 5 May 1696, died 20 May 1761 [7]; married 1 October 1718, Ruth Tenney.
      Andrew, born 16 September 1698 died 8 May 1772. [8]
      Moses, baptized 29 September 1700.
      Joseph, baptized 15 July 1705.
      Mary, baptized 2 October 1706.


      William DUTY

      II. William DUTY, born 31 July 1687, at Rowley, Massachusetts, married 15 April 1709 {Ibid.}, Rebecca, daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (PALMER) (WALLINGFORD) BENNETT. [9] She was born 9 October 1685, at Rowley. He died 24 March 1753 [10], but we find no date of death of wife. They may have moved from Rowley for a time, and the births of their children be elsewhere recorded. There are, however, unprinted manuscript records of Rowley which may contain the items.

      His child as listed below:


      Moses DUTY

      III. Moses DUTY, christened 29 Oct 1700, married 1 May 1741, at Rowley, Ann Mary [11], daughter of John and Mary (STICKNEY) PALMER. [12] She was born at Rowley, 1 June 1717 [13], where most, if not all, of her children were born.

      They moved to Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, where he is found on a tax list 28 November 1775 "the first Province Tax under the Authority of Congress." [14] He signed the [15] was a method used to discover the loyalty of civilians in the contest between the Colonists and Britain, and was usually signed by men too old to give military service. It ran thus:

      We the subscribers do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will to the utmost of our power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with Arms oppose the Hostile Proceeding of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American Colonies. [16]

      His three sons, Moses, Mark, and William, gave loyal service in the Revolutionary War, William being at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Moses enlisting in June following and, together with his brother Mark, giving many years of military service during the struggle, both on this side and the other of the Canadian border. [17]

      The following extract from History of the Visitation of Groveland, Massachusetts, in the 1863, by Alfred Poore, M.D., is of interest:

      John Merrill came here and says: "William Duty, who resided on our place, was a very courageous man, He was in the Bunker Hill fight, and stood close by Major McClary, of Chichester, when a four pound ball struck and killed him." William Duty had a sister Eunice who could take up a barrel of cider and drink out of the bung. He also had a sister who was the wife of William Rowell, of Salem,....


      Mark Duty, son of Moses, was living at Nottingham, West Town, New Hampshire afterwards called Hudson, in 1790, as head of a family [18] ''"Mary Duty"'' with four females in family, is also listed there that year [19] from which it is inferred that Moses, the father, had died before that date, and his widow, Mary, continued to live near her son and his family. The exact date of her death is uncertain.

      CHILDREN:

      Moses, born 11 April 1742, was a Revolutionary soldier. In 1800 he sold his right to land bounty.
      MARY. (christened also Elizabeth), born 16 October 1743; married ASAEL SMITH.
      Eunice, born 23 June 1745.
      Mark, born 18 October 1746; died 1783 or 84. [20] He married at Derryfield, New Hampshire, 1 March 1770, Abigail, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Woodberry.
      William,"the first child Baptized in the new Meeting house," 14 January 1748; married 1774, Mary Rowell, born 1750. He was in the Battle of Bunker Hill [21]; was corporal in Captain Woodbury's company, 1775; elected coroner of Salem, New Hampshire, 1784. Eight children were born to him between 1774 and 1789. In 1837 his widow was granted a pension, her husband having died 27 September 1812. She was living 1837 with a daughter, Abigail Emerson, in Newbury, Vermont. [22].
      Sarah, born 29 July 1752, married William Rowell of Salem.
      Hannah, born 11 June 1755.


      Mary DUTY

      IV. Mary DUTY, born at Rowley, Massachusetts, 11 October 1743, married 12 February 1767, Asael SMITH, the marriage being recorded both in Derryfield, New Hampshire, and Topsfield, Massachusetts, where she is mentioned as being "of Wyndham, New Hampshire." [23] She died in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio on 27 May 1836. She had come to know the Prophet Joseph Smith.

      See the SMITH biographical sketch for continuation of this line.

      SOURCE: The Ancestry & Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale by Audentia Smith Anderson (1926)

      Footnotes
      {Essex Institute Historical Collections 6:40.}
      {Ibid.}
      (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 41:273.}
      {History of Rowley, Gage, 398}
      {Essex Institute Historical Collections 21:181}
      {History of Rowley, Gage, 200.}
      {Essex Historical Collection 7:149}
      {Ibid.}
      {Essex Antiquarian 7 8:187.}
      {Records First Church of Rowley, 29}
      {Essex Institute Historical Collections 6:122}
      {Ibid.}
      {Ibid.}
      {History of Windham, Morrison, 72.}
      "association test"
      History of Windham, Morrison, 75.
      {New Hampshire Revolutinary Rolls 1:158 607.}
      {First Census of New Hampshire, 53.}
      {Ibid.}
      {Daughters American Revolution records.}
      {History of Salem, New Hampshire, Gilbert, 234, 246}
      {New Hampshire Pension Records 16:856}
      {Topsfield Historical Society Collections 9:186.}

      William DUTY married at Rowley, Massachusetts, 1 May 1684, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew and Sarah (HOSETIN) HIDDEN. [1] She was born there 19 December 1665 [2] and died 7 February 1742.

      I. William DUTY served as a soldier in King Philip's War, under Captain Poole. [3] This famous image painted by John Trumbull denotes our William Duty.
      Battle-at-Bunker-Hill.jpg
      His name is found in the town tax list of 1691 [4], in which year he also took the oath of freeman. He died in Rowley, 11 April 1738, "above 80 year old" [5], which would bring his birth date about 1658.

      CHILDREN, all born in Rowley:

      WILLIAM, born 31 July 1687; married REBECCA BENNETT.
      Sarah, born 17 March 1689.
      John, born 4 July 1691.
      Matthew, born 29 January 1693; married 4 January 1723 Deborah Goodrich, who was captured when seven years old, by Indians, but later redeemed. She died in Beverly, Massachusetts, in March 1774, aged 88 years. Her parents and two sisters were killed in the Indian raid. [6]
      Samuel, born 5 May 1696, died 20 May 1761 [7]; married 1 October 1718, Ruth Tenney.
      Andrew, born 16 September 1698 died 8 May 1772. [8]
      Moses, baptized 29 September 1700.
      Joseph, baptized 15 July 1705.
      Mary, baptized 2 October 1706.


      William DUTY

      II. William DUTY, born 31 July 1687, at Rowley, Massachusetts, married 15 April 1709 {Ibid.}, Rebecca, daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (PALMER) (WALLINGFORD) BENNETT. [9] She was born 9 October 1685, at Rowley. He died 24 March 1753 [10], but we find no date of death of wife. They may have moved from Rowley for a time, and the births of their children be elsewhere recorded. There are, however, unprinted manuscript records of Rowley which may contain the items.

      His child as listed below:


      Moses DUTY

      III. Moses DUTY, christened 29 Oct 1700, married 1 May 1741, at Rowley, Ann Mary [11], daughter of John and Mary (STICKNEY) PALMER. [12] She was born at Rowley, 1 June 1717 [13], where most, if not all, of her children were born.

      They moved to Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, where he is found on a tax list 28 November 1775 "the first Province Tax under the Authority of Congress." [14] He signed the [15] was a method used to discover the loyalty of civilians in the contest between the Colonists and Britain, and was usually signed by men too old to give military service. It ran thus:

      We the subscribers do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will to the utmost of our power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with Arms oppose the Hostile Proceeding of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American Colonies. [16]

      His three sons, Moses, Mark, and William, gave loyal service in the Revolutionary War, William being at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Moses enlisting in June following and, together with his brother Mark, giving many years of military service during the struggle, both on this side and the other of the Canadian border. [17]

      The following extract from History of the Visitation of Groveland, Massachusetts, in the 1863, by Alfred Poore, M.D., is of interest:

      John Merrill came here and says: "William Duty, who resided on our place, was a very courageous man, He was in the Bunker Hill fight, and stood close by Major McClary, of Chichester, when a four pound ball struck and killed him." William Duty had a sister Eunice who could take up a barrel of cider and drink out of the bung. He also had a sister who was the wife of William Rowell, of Salem,....


      Mark Duty, son of Moses, was living at Nottingham, West Town, New Hampshire afterwards called Hudson, in 1790, as head of a family [18] ''"Mary Duty"'' with four females in family, is also listed there that year [19] from which it is inferred that Moses, the father, had died before that date, and his widow, Mary, continued to live near her son and his family. The exact date of her death is uncertain.

      CHILDREN:

      Moses, born 11 April 1742, was a Revolutionary soldier. In 1800 he sold his right to land bounty.
      MARY. (christened also Elizabeth), born 16 October 1743; married ASAEL SMITH.
      Eunice, born 23 June 1745.
      Mark, born 18 October 1746; died 1783 or 84. [20] He married at Derryfield, New Hampshire, 1 March 1770, Abigail, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Woodberry.
      William,"the first child Baptized in the new Meeting house," 14 January 1748; married 1774, Mary Rowell, born 1750. He was in the Battle of Bunker Hill [21]; was corporal in Captain Woodbury's company, 1775; elected coroner of Salem, New Hampshire, 1784. Eight children were born to him between 1774 and 1789. In 1837 his widow was granted a pension, her husband having died 27 September 1812. She was living 1837 with a daughter, Abigail Emerson, in Newbury, Vermont. [22].
      Sarah, born 29 July 1752, married William Rowell of Salem.
      Hannah, born 11 June 1755.


      Mary DUTY

      IV. Mary DUTY, born at Rowley, Massachusetts, 11 October 1743, married 12 February 1767, Asael SMITH, the marriage being recorded both in Derryfield, New Hampshire, and Topsfield, Massachusetts, where she is mentioned as being "of Wyndham, New Hampshire." [23] She died in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio on 27 May 1836. She had come to know the Prophet Joseph Smith.

      See the SMITH biographical sketch for continuation of this line.

      SOURCE: The Ancestry & Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale by Audentia Smith Anderson (1926)

      Footnotes
      {Essex Institute Historical Collections 6:40.}
      {Ibid.}
      (New England Historical and Genealogical Register 41:273.}
      {History of Rowley, Gage, 398}
      {Essex Institute Historical Collections 21:181}
      {History of Rowley, Gage, 200.}
      {Essex Historical Collection 7:149}
      {Ibid.}
      {Essex Antiquarian 7 8:187.}
      {Records First Church of Rowley, 29}
      {Essex Institute Historical Collections 6:122}
      {Ibid.}
      {Ibid.}
      {History of Windham, Morrison, 72.}
      "association test"
      History of Windham, Morrison, 75.
      {New Hampshire Revolutinary Rolls 1:158 607.}
      {First Census of New Hampshire, 53.}
      {Ibid.}
      {Daughters American Revolution records.}
      {History of Salem, New Hampshire, Gilbert, 234, 246}
      {New Hampshire Pension Records 16:856}
      {Topsfield Historical Society Collections 9:186.}

  • Sources 
    1. [S763] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      George Washington Gee; ; Birth: 13 AUG 1815 New Lyme, Ashtabula, Ohio; Death: 20 JAN 1842; Spouse: Mary Jane Smith; Sealing to Spouse: 09 MAY 1894 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Film Number: 184587 Page Number: Reference number: 6021
      Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 09 Nov 2005

    2. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 170604, reference number 13852, downloaded 30 Dec 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1553719 for batch F518028, sheet 010, downloaded 30 Dec 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing book 457688-457692 for batch A457688, sheet 00, downloaded 30 Dec 2009 (Reliability: 3).