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From: "Ruth E. Hall" <>
Subject: Re: New to List...
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 15:12:21 -0500
Hi and welcome to the Soule list Dan :-) To answer a couple of
questions, yes, the "Mayflower Families in Progress - George Soule of
the MayFlower and His Descendants for Four Generations" - Second Edition
is very reliable. There was a book for 5 generations, but it is now out
of print.I happen to have a copy and here is what it says about Joseph
Joseph Sowle (William, Sylvanus, Nathaniel, George) b. Tiverton RI ca.
1740 d. Broadalin NY ca Sept 1822. He m. in Tiverton RI Dec. 1763,
Charity Tripp, daughter of Francis and Wait[Chase] Tripp, born Dartmouth
3 June 1747, d. Broadlalbin NY ca. June 1835.
Joseph Sowle sold his RI holdings 17 Nov 1801 and migrated to NY State
where he bought land in Fulton County, 9 June 1802. He died intestate
and letters of administration were given in Montgomery County, NY 5 Nov
1822. There were 2 divisions of property recorded on 1 Nov 1823 and 23
April 1830. In the first, sons Peleg, Isaac, William, James, Job and
Robert; daughters Sylvia and husband Joseph Chase, and Mary Allen
shared. In the second, the widow Charity, sons Joseph,Peleg, Isaac,
William, James and Job; daughters Charity, Sylvia Chase and Mary Allen
Children born in Tivertn RI are
Robert 3 Nov 1767
Peleg b. 4 Nov 1773
Usaac b, 1775
Job b. 1781
William b. ca. 1783
Joseph b. 30 Apr 1785
Here is what I found in the Ridlon book The Ridlon book is not as
reliable as the Mayflower books, so need to be verified.
1.Intention of Marriages, Tiverton, R. I.
Joseph Soule and Ruth Tripp of Dartmouth, Feb. 25, 1762.
.The Sowle Family, Westport.
Intentions of Marriage.
Dec. 3, 1807 Jonathan Sowle and Hannah Tripp, both of Westport.
Oct. 23, 1801 Job Sowle of Tiverton and Lillis Allen of Westport.
Dec. 5, 1810 Jonathan Tripp and Elizabeth Sowle, both of Westport.
Joseph Soule (2), son of Joseph (1) and Charity (Tripp) Soule, was born
in Tiverton, R. I., April 30, 1785; was married at Provincetown, called
Old Providence, Saratoga County, N. Y., in the spring of 1804 to RACHEL
ALLEN, daughter of Adam Allen, born Nov. 17, 1785 and died in Steuben
County, Ind., Feb. 15, 1851. He died at the same place April 1, 1862.
Buried on their 80-acre farm in the "Soule Settlement," so-called. After
his father's death he inherited a few acres of land in Broadalbin, N.
Y., which he sold to his brother James and the conveyance reads: "Joseph
Soule to James Soule on the 22d day of Oct. 1822, sold his portion of
his father's estate, now deceased, for two hundred and fifty dollars."
He removed to Wayne County, Ohio, with his family, in 1834-5, and helped
his son, Francis T. Soule, who cleared and fenced 40 acres of land there
and raised a crop of wheat. In 1836, with his sons Francis and Abel, and
his son-in-law George Tabor, he removed to Steuben County, Indiana. Here
Francis Soule entered an 80-acre tract of land in his father's name and
here he settled and his kindred around him and the locality was known as
"The Soule Settlement." This Joseph Soule served in the War of 1812,
enlisting as a private in Capt. William Newton's Company, also known as
Lieut. Charles Brockway's Company, in the 10th Priors Regiment, New York
Militia; discharged Feb. 18, 1813. He was stationed at Sacketts Harbor
and said the soldiers died there like sheep, with a malignant sore
throat called "black tongue." While he followed the sea, and as they
came out of the North Sea on a return voyage from Holland they were
overtaken by a north-easter that blew them far from their course before
its abatement, and being a very strong man, he was called to hold a rope
that in some way held
Gershom Allen married Mary Soule of the Broadalbin branch. Children:
1. John M. Allen, born Nov. 16, 1794; died Sept. 8, 1871. Born in South
N. Y., and lived there when a young man. Farmer. M. E. Church. Two
George N. Allen, Amy R. Allen. George died at his sister's in South
Cambridge, N. Y.
2. Jonathan Allen, born Sept. 3, 1755-8; brother of John M. Allen;
Harris in Queensbury, N. Y. Farmer. Three children: Harris, Maggie and
3. Peleg Allen, born March 29, 1798, brother of John M. Allen. Children:
Edwin, Myron, Merett, Mercy Ann. Peleg died at Sandy Hill.
4. Anna Allen, born Sept. 5, 1788; died June 2, 1865. Never married. She
5. Hannah Allen, born May 8, 1800; died July 27, 1880. She was married
Sherman and had five children: Gershom, Robert, Sammy, Fally, Hannah.
6. Mercy Allen, born Sept. 25, 1790. She was married and went to
Chautauqua, N. Y.
She had no children.
7. Eliza Allen, born May 1, 1803; was married to Isaac Baker and had
Went West and died there.
the mast from going overboard and for two days stood at his post while
his food was brought to him. He said the most lonesome sound he ever
heard was the boo-hooing of the wind through the bare poles of the ship.
On one of their return voyages from the East Indies the crew was taken
by Algerian pirates, and one of them, Allen, Joseph Soule's relative,
was held as a slave for five years. He was one chosen by General Howe on
the lake who wished to land on an island where fields of oats were
growing, but the men, believing the British were concealed there,
refused to accede to his wishes. There were eleven children, all born at
Broadalbin, Fulton County, N. Y., and all removed to Steuben County,
Indiana, except Hannah and two that died young. Seven children, as
1. Hannah Soule, eldest daughter of Joseph and Rachel Allen, born at
Broadalbin, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1804, was twice married; 1st, to JOHN
DENNIS, by whom two sons and four daughters; 2d, to THOMAS MCBRIDE of
Wayne, O., by whom two sons.
2. Adam W. A. Soule (1), eldest son of Joseph and Rachel Allen, born in
Broadalbin, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1806; married May 4, 1830, in Oneida County,
N. Y., to EXPERIENCE WHALEY and resided at Evans Mills, N. Y., in 1845.
He later purchased a farm near Fremont, Steuben County, Ind. He was
fully six feet in height, full-chested and elastic on his feet. He was
the champion wrestler and while not quarrelsome was a man not to be
imposed upon--"If you don't believe it, sir, just you take a holt." He
was a carpenter and cabinet-maker, a skilled workman, and continued at
these trades till late in life when he and his sons, Orin Soule, engaged
in the furniture business in Angola, Ind. He died Oct. 18, 1887, and was
buried in Circle Hill Cemetery. His wife, born May 16, 1809, died Jan.
6, 1899. There were nine children. See forward.
I. SARAH ANN SOWLE, was the wife of BURDICK.
II. JASON SOWLE, a cabinet-maker, died when a young man.
III. AMELIA SOWLE, married but died without issue.
IV. MARTHA SOWLE, died leaving no heirs.
NOTE.--The statement herewith given was supplied by A. W. A. Soule, a
Joseph and Rachel (Allen) Soule of Broadalbin, N. Y. This man had seen
while visiting Tiverton, R. I., and said he was then a very aged man. In
with this venerable sire he related some incidents handed down by
concerning George Soule, the Mayflower Pilgrim. He said this ancestor
was on very
friendly terms with the Indians who frequently visited him; that George
but very strong and sprightly and that in wrestling feats he vanquished
them; and that
they finally refused to match their muscle with him, saying, "If the boy
can throw us,
what about the strength of the full-grown men!" We believe this to be
the only tradition
purporting to have been brought down to us from the Pilgrim himself.
persons claim to own articles of household furniture once belonging to
George Soule, but
we doubt. The stories about the Old Gourd-shell at Plymouth and the
fragment of the
"Diary" preserved in Ohio, seem more consistent.--AUTHOR.
NAMING OF THE SONS.--This was how the story ran: The fathers were upon a
and entered an agreement that when they reached the shore they should
first-born sons for the first tree they came to; and this compact they
out. One was named--middle-named--"Walnut" and the other "Beech." Thus
find the name of Adam Walnut Allen Sowle.
V. ORIN SOWLE, cabinet maker and dealer in furniture, died when a
young man in Angola, Ind.
VI. DWIGHT SOWLE, carpenter.
VII. LEANDER SOWLE, carpenter and merchant.
VIII. JULIA SOWLE was the wife of MR. KANE of Hillsdale, Mich.
IX. CELIA SOWLE died a young lady, unmarried.
3. Francis Tripp Soule (1), second son of Joseph and Rachel Allen, born
Oct. 21, 1808, in Broadalbin, N. Y.; married May 23, 1829, at Castile,
Wyoming County, N. Y., SUSAN MARIA VROOMAN, born Sept. 18, 1808, died
Sept. 19, 1845 in Angola, Ind. He married 2d, Nov. 30, 1846, HENRIETTE
HALDRIDGE who died at Angola, Ind., Sept. 7, 1848; 3d, married July 23,
1849, BARBARA MCMAHON who died March, 1891. He died Aug. 31, 1901. Was
named for his great-grandfather, Francis Tripp of Tiverton, R. I., or
Dartmouth, Mass. He was "bound out" when in his eleventh year but was
treated so unkindly that he ran away and worked for his uncle for
fourteen years, during one of which he made paper. Then he went to
Genesee County and was employed, for six years, hauling flour, and
coopering. After a brief residence in Wayne County, Ohio, he went to
Steuben County, Ind., and entered four 80-acre tracts of land in his
father's name in 1836; one of these lots he presented to his father;
then sold the others and bought 400 acres in the same county, which he
made his homestead farm and where he passed the remainder of his life.
This man had all of the experiences incident to pioneer life, and the
stories he told of his early adventures were of deep interest. He had
only corn bread while at home and the first short-cake he ever saw was
made of oat flour. There were 1300 pounds of sugar made on the 40 acres
of heavily timbered land the year he cleared it. He had no money, but
had enough pork and flour to last through the winter. He raised a good
crop of wheat and in the spring of 1839 he had about $900. He then moved
his family to Indiana, locating two and a half miles north of Angola,
where he built a frame house and bank-barn, and lived there three years;
then moved into the town and bought property there, renting his farm.
Wild game was abundant and he was not out of fresh venison for three
years. His father shot and wounded a deer in town one day that ran north
to his farm, and his little boy and his dog captured the deer right at
his gate. Wild turkeys were plentiful. There were no roads and people
generally went through the woods on foot. When he and his father and
brother Abel and brother-in-law George Tabor, went to Indiana in 1836,
they went on foot by an Indian trail from Coldwater, Michigan, but
traveled by stage from Toledo. He once found a bee-tree, from which he
and brothers took honey that filled a wash-tub and two pails. There were
many Indians around his home but they were harmless. He, one day, shot a
fawn and when he reached it, having stopped to load his gun, he found an
Indian. He said he had found a bee-tree and the next morning he went to
buy it but he would not sell. He found the Indians all lying around
their fire save an old squaw; she was mixing flour for a cake and he
remained till it was baked; then she divided it according to the size of
the Indians. The first Indian that got up took his rifle, looked at it,
sighted it and handed it back, and so did each of them in turn.
Francis T. Soule carried on a cooperage business for some time after
moving from his farm to Angola; later, was in the grocery business, and
after that manufactured bricks. In 1852 he left his business in charge
of his brother-in-law, Loton Wells, and with his son, went overland to
California and for about one year and a half conducted a general supply
store at a mining town, his son freighting the goods by team from
Sacramento. He returned home by way of Panama. Mr. Soule was a man of
simple and regular habits and when rising 91 attributed his long life to
temperance, cleanliness and good nature.
>From his obituary notice we make an abstract: "Mr. Soule, like almost
all others, had faults, but he had virtues as well. He was
public-spirited and generous and people who knew him long and well unite
in declaring him scrupulously honest in all his business affairs.
Hypocrisy had no place in his make-up. A large concourse of people,
especially old residents, attended his funeral, held in the
Congregational Church. He was buried in the Old Cemetery." For children
see eighth generation.
4. Abel Soule, born November 14, 1810, in Broadalbin, N. Y.; married
LAURA NILES and was a carpenter and farmer. He went to Indiana with his
father and brother and got land where the "Soule Settlement" was
established. Later in life he moved to Angola, Ind., where he spent the
remainder of his days. His first wife was born Sept. 5, 1814 and died
April 12, 1859. She had ten children. He married 2d, JANE WARNER, by
whom three children. He died Sept. 9, 1882 and was buried in the
cemetery in the "Soule Settlement" where so many of the family rest.
I. FRANCIS M. SOWLE, born in Jefferson County, N. Y., Feb. 8,
married ELIZABETH MCMAHAN July 4, 1859; died in York, Steuben
County, Ind., Jan. 24, 1913. He was a carpenter and farmer.
(1) JENNETTE SOWLE, born in Fremont Township, April 10,
1860; was married to WILLIAM E. BLACKMAN, farmer,
5, 1888. She was a teacher before her marriage. She
in Fremont, April 23, 1904.
(2) JULIA SOWLE, born in Fremont township, Aug. 6, 1861;
married to JOHN STALLMAN Sept. 12, 1889. Residence,
York Township, Steuben County, Ind.; farmers. She had
been a teacher before marriage.
(3) ALICE SOWLE, born in Muskegon County, Mich., July 9,
1869; was married to JAMES A. MOODY Dec. 23, 1907.
Residence, Angola, Ind. Teacher before her marriage.
II. ALFRED SOWLE, born May 3, 1837.
III. ALLEN SOWLE, born May 3, 1837.
IV. C. ALVIRA SOWLE, born Dec. 31, 1840.
V. ALVA SOWLE, born March 4, 1842; died Aug. 23, 1860.
VI. NEWTON SOWLE, born Nov. 9, 1844.
VII. HESTER SOWLE, born Oct. 24, 1847; died April 8, 1859.
VIII. JASPER SOWLE, born April 19, 1851; died March 7, 1872.
IX. NILES SOWLE, born April 3, 1853.
X. ALMON SOWLE, born April 13, 1856; died Oct. 25, 1857.
By Second Wife.
XI. ABEL SOWLE, born Sept. 2, 1861; died Oct. 5, 1861.
XII. ABEL SOWLE, born Aug. 2, 1863; died March 10, 1892.
XIII. NELLIE J. SOWLE, born Oct. 6, 1866.
5. Dilla Soule, born Sept. 25, 1812 in Broadalbin, N. Y.; married GEORGE
TABOR who went to Steuben County, Ind., with her father and brother in
1836, and settled the farm where his son and grandson have since lived.
He died (???); she died(???). Children:
I. WASHINGTON TABOR, born Jan. 11, 1830 in Onondaga County, N. Y.
II. HARRIET TABOR, born April 2, 1831.
III. LAFAELTA TABOR, born March 9, 1833.
IV. DAVID TABOR, born July 22, 1835.
V. ORANGE TABOR, born March 9, 1836.
VI. JOSEPH TABOR, born June 23, 1838.
VII. HENRIETTA TABOR, born April 21, 1842.
6. Rachel Soule, born April 25, 1816; was married to WALTER INGERSOLL in
1833 and settled on a farm. She died April 18, 1883. He died March 30,
1856. Members of Disciples Church. Children named as follows:
I. EDGAR INGERSOLL.
II. EDNA INGERSOLL.
III. ROSETTE INGERSOLL; wife of (???) MYRTTA, newspaper man,
IV. AMANDA INGERSOLL, wife of (???) PFIFER, farmer and land-owner.
7. Harriette Sowle (2), daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Allen) Sowle,
born Jan. 7, 1817 in Broadalbin, N. Y., was married Oct. 26, 1833 to
JAMES B. EWERS, who was born June 10, 1811 in Massachusetts; died April
19, 1872. She died October 31, 1895. These were the owners of a good
farm of eighty acres. Members of Disciples Church. Resided in the "Sowle
Settlement," two miles from Angola, Ind. See a record of their children
following. Were in the brick and tile business.
I. RUTH LORINA EWERS, born April 25, 1835. A teacher. Was married
to (???) FANNING.
II. ALVIN ALPHER EWERS, born Oct. 4, 1836; died Feb. 26, 1871.
III. RACHEL ALLEN EWERS, born Nov. 16, 1838; was married to (???)
IV. ADOLPHUS HOSLEY EWERS, born Dec. 26, 1840; died Sept. 25,
V. ANDREW JACKSON EWERS, born June 30, 1842; died July 11, 1842.
VI. JAMES JOSEPH EWERS, born July 26, 1843.
VII. SYLVESTER SOWLE EWERS, born Sept. 6, 1845.
VIII. MELISSA LUCINDA EWERS, born Jan. 22, 1848.
IX. ORELLANA EWERS, born March 27, 1850.
X. EMELINE EWERS, born July 30, 1852; died Nov. 4, 1852.
XI. LUCINA SEMIRA EWERS, born Nov. 13, 1853; was married to (???)
WHITE; died April 30, 1875.
XII. IRA EWERS, born May 25, 1859; died May 29, 1859.
CHILDREN OF PELEG AND BETSEY WARREN SOULE.
Family Record of Peleg and Betsey J. Warren Sowle.
1. Thomas Sowle, born April 2, 1790.
2. Betsey Jane Sowle, born Nov. 7, 1792.
3. Nancy Sowle, born Oct. 4, 1793.
4. Samuel Sowle, born Jan. 4, 1795.
5. Stephen Sowle, born March 1, 1797.
6. Warren Sowle, born March 16, 1799.
7. Cynthia Sowle, born Feb. 6, 1801.
8. Polly Sowle, born Aug. 22, 1802.
9. Parker Sowle, born April 7, 1804.
10. Sylvanus Sowle, born March 14, 1807.
11. Elizabeth Sowle, born Nov. 15, 1808.
12. Malinda Sowle, born June 4, 1810.
13. Laura Sowle, born April 1, 1812.
14. Abner Sowle, born Nov. 7, 1813.
15. Peleg Sowle, Jr., born April 18, 1815.
16. Zilpah Sowle, born Dec. 19, 1817.
17. Hiram Sowle, born Nov. 13, 1819.
18. Sally Sowle, born March 18, 1820.
19. Alfred P. Sowle, born Aug. 27, 1826.
20. Joseph D. Sowle, born May 15, 1830.
21. Calista A. Sowle, born Jan. 25, 1833.
22. Celestia A. Sowle, born Jan. 25, 1833.
23. Lydia A. Sowle, born Aug. 8, 1835.