In last week's 52 Ancestors post, I introduced you to Phebe Barker, who was the wife of Dr. Luther L. Waterman. Luther and Phebe are my maternal 4th great-grandparents.
Today I'd like to introduce you to Luther's father, David Bassett Waterman, my maternal 5th great-grandfather.
David Bassett Waterman was born on 9 September 1725 in Norwich, Connecticut to his parents John Waterman and Elizabeth Bassett. He was baptized on 22 September 1725 in Norwich, Connecticut.
The image below shows David Bassett Waterman listed as the son of John with his baptism date of September 22, 1725. The red arrow is pointing to David's name.1
|Connecticut Church Record Abstracts - Norwich|
David married Anne Bartlett. They were the parents of six sons.
- John Waterman (baptized 6 November 1748 – 1818)
- David Waterman (baptized 26 February 1749 – ?)
- Samuel Waterman (baptized 24 March 1751 – ?)
- Dr. Luther L. Waterman (baptized 25 March 1753 – 9 September 1807) [My 4th great-grandfather]
- Asher Waterman (31 July 1755 – 2 May 1827)
- Frederick Waterman
I found the following information about David Bassett Waterman in the book Waterman Family, Descendants of Robert Waterman, Volume 1: 2
The Hartford Courant, issue of 4 Oct. 1809: "Died, at Salisbury, Mr. David Waterman, formerly of Norwich, aged 84 years." Salisbury church records: "Mr. Waterman" died of consumption, 26 Sept. 1809, aged 85. These records, with the disappearance of David from Norwich and the reappearance of his family in Salisbury, and family records and traditions, make the identification reasonably certain.I'm really grateful to own the Waterman Family, Descendants of Robert Waterman books by Donald Lines Jacobus. It's a three-volume book series. The family history information in the books is wonderfully sourced by Mr. Jacobus. I'm so glad Mr. Jacobus decided to research and write about my Waterman family.
From the information found in Volume 1 of this book, it appears that David Bassett Waterman passed away on 26 September 1809 at Salisbury, Connecticut due to consumption. Unfortunately, I don't know where David was buried.
I will be sharing more about my Waterman ancestors in future posts.
Thanks for reading!
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1 Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013.Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Volume 84 Norwich. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Pg. 365.↩
2 Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. The Waterman Family. Vol. 1. New Haven, CT: E.F. Waterman, 1939. 129. Print.↩