John Strangeway HUTTON
THE PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JOHN HUTTON (b. ABT 1737) IS HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE.
SEE NOTES FOR EDWARD HATTON
1 Taken from "The Windham Herald" (aka "The Phenix), issue of Saturday,September 22, 1792:
Hutton, now living in this city, in the 109th year of his age, mayinterest the public, they are communicated, with his consent, by yourhumble servant, C.W. Peale. Philadelphia, Sept. 3, 1792.
which is to be preserved in my Museum, the following particularsrespecting the old gentleman were collected from his children, and
apprentice to a sea-faring man, who put him to school in New-York tolearn navigation; at which time he became intimate with a boy who workedat the white-smiths trade, with whom he amused himself in acquiring theuse of the hammar; from whence he obtained a facility in working at platework in the silver-smith's business. He followed a sea faring life for 30years, and then commenced the silver-smith's trade, without having servedany apprenticeship to it; yet, in Philadelphia, he has been esteemed oneof the best workmen, at hollow work, in that line of business; and thereare still pieces of his work in this city much esteemed. He made atumbler in silver when he was 94 years old.
was always plain and temperate in his eating and drinking; and avoidedspiritous liquors, excepting once, when he was a lieutenant in a
cruise on the Spanish main, he, with 50 or 60 men made a descent on avillage; in pillaging of which, himself, with most of the men, becameintoxicated. The Spaniards took advantage of their situation, and gotbetween them and the sea, and killed every man of his party, excepthimself & one other, whom they made prisoners; from which state heatempted an escape, by cutting out a sloop, but was detected, and againput into confinement.
Cheeseman, by whom he had 8 children, 25 grand children, 23 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grand children.
maiden name Ann Vanlear, 19 years old when he married her; by whom he had17 children, 41 grandchildren, and 15 great grand children.
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