Abraham Doolittle and Joane Alling

My 10x Great Grandparents, Abraham Doolittle and Joane Alling settled in Wallingford, CT. They are the immigrants for this branch of the family. Abraham was born about 1620 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England to Edward Doolittle and Elizabeth Baker. Joane was born about 1617 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England to James Alling and Margaret Coppin.

Abraham immigrated by 1640. Joane immigrated about 1638 most likely came over with her brother, Roger.

Abraham and Joane married about 1645 based on the birth of the first child. They had 6 children: Sarah 1647, Abraham 1649, Elizabeth 1652, and Mary 1654, John 1655, and Abigail 1659.

Joane was named in her father’s will that was in England in 1657. Her brother Roger journeyed back to England to collect his and Joane’s inheritance. An entry from the will:

To my daughter Joane the now wife of Abram Daw- little, living now also in New England, the full sum of ten pounds, and to her children ten pounds to be equally divided amongst them within six months after my decease.

Joane died in 1661 and is thought to be buried in New Haven.

Abraham married in 2 July 1663 to Abigail Moss. They had 7 children: Samuel 1665, Joseph 1666, Abigail 1668,Ebenezer 1672, Mary 1673, Daniel 1675, and Theophillis 1678.

He moved to New Haven about 1642.  In 1643 he received  3 acres of land. He was elected Sheriff and took the oath of a freeman in 1644. He moved to Wallingford, CT in 1669. He was on many committees including: 1669-1672- managing the affairs of the community, 1671 Town Treasurer, 1672- approbations, 1673- Sergeant of the town train band, 1673- Surveyor of Highways, 1675-establish the first congregational church in Wallingford, 1675-vigilance committee for town defense during the King Phillip’s War, 1675- to care for the town’s stock of powder, lead and ammunition, and 1677- oversee the construction of the mill dam. He was elected 7 times between 1670 to 1685 Deputy from New Haven to the General Assembly at Hartford. He was Town Selectman several times between 1674 and 1688 in Wallingford.

He died in 1690 and his inventory was assessed at 342 pounds.


photo courtesy jan Franco


photo courtesy Gary Boughton

Inscription: In Memory of Hon. Abraham Doolittle. Died Aug 11, 1690 ae 70. Born in England and was progenitor of the family in America. Father of thirteen children. Survived by seven sons and three daughters. Widow Abigail Moss died Nov 5 1710 ae 69. First wife Joane Alling is buried in New Haven. Abraham was at Boston 1640. At New Haven 1642. At Wallingford 1669. Was one of four trustees in management of the plantation until after the incorporation of Wallingford in 1670. One of the committee to found the first church in this town. Marshall of New Haven Colony 1662 until union with Conneticut. Deputy to general court from New Haven and from Wallingford repeatedly. Town treasurer 1671. Townsman 1674 and other years. Sergeant of first train band 1673. Member of vigilance committee 1675. Dwelling fortified in King Phillips war.
This stone erected AD 1918. Original stone inscribed AD 70 1690.


Abraham Doolittle and Joane Alling, their daughter,

Elizabeth Doolittle and John Brockett Jr, their daughter,

Elizabeth Brockett and John Grannis, their daughter,

Desire Grannis and Gideon Frisbie their son,

Philip Frisbee and Phoebe Hendricks, their son,

Gideon Frisbee and Huldah Kidder, their daughter,

Freelove Frisbee and Jabez Bostwick, their son,

Jabez Bostwick married Sarah Jane Chase their son,

John Day Bostwick married Ida Shelby their son,

Charles Bostwick married Alpha Wilkins their daughter,

Florence Bostwick -my grandmother


Find A Grave Memorial# 15058772

Find A Grave Memorial# 19736744

The Magazine of New England History, The Doolittle Family, O P Allen, 1893.

History of Wallingford, Conn., from its settlement in 1670 to the present time, including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Chesire, which was incorporated in 1780
Davis, Charles Henry Stanley
A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer’s Register, Savage, James.
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial Vol 4, Cutter, William


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