Nathaniel Atwell and Lydia Hunkins

DIRECT LINE

Nathaniel ATWELL, son of John ATWELL and Bridget CUMMINGS , was born 15 Jun 1766 at Hollis, Hillsborough Co. NH. He died 13 Nov 1844 at Johnson, Lamoille Co. VT and is buried in the Plot Cemetery at Johnson.

On 15 June 1794 at Bradford, Orange CO., VT., Nathaniel married Lydia HUNKINS, daughter of Capt. Robert HUNKINS and Lydia CHAMBERLIN.

Lydia was born 21 Jan 1772 at Bradford, Orange Co. NH and died 20 Jan 1846 at Johnson, Lamoille Co., VT.

Nathan was 28 and Lydia 22 when they married. Nathan was 78 at the time of his death and Lydia was 73. They were married 50 years.

Nancy Benton notes, “From Hollis, N.H., came into Johnson among the earliest settlers, and located on Road 11, where he resided until his death, at the age of 84 years.”

Caroline Atwell, granddaughter, passed along the story that “Lydia came to Johnson VT. on horseback when the country was new. She brought her feather bed and mirror. The mirror was broken when her horse jumped a log and she did not have another mirror for twenty years.”

Asher E. ATWELL made a copy of the old family bible on February 17, 1883. Birth place and date, death and marriage information for Nathan, Lydia and children is from Caroline Atwell NOYES’ copying of the Asher E. ATWELL copy which she made March 1st 1885.

View Carrie Atwell Noyes’ copy of the Nathaniel Atwell Family Births.

View Carrie Atwell Noyes’ record of the Marriages of the Children of Nathaniel and Lydia Atwell

View Carrie Atwell Noyes’ record of the Deaths of the Children of Nathaniel and Lydia Atwell.

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Husband: Nathaniel “Nathan” + Atwell
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Born: 1766 Jun 15 – Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Christened:
Died: 1844 Nov 13 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Buried: – Plot Cemetery, Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Father: John + Atwell (Cir 1737-1820)
Mother: Bridget + Cummings (1739-1794)
Marriage: 1794 Jun 15 Place: Bradford, Orange, Vermont
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1. Name: ATWELL is the spelling in Carrie A. NOYES copying of the Asher
ATWELL copy of the Atwell Family Bible. An alternative spellling often
found is ATWILL.

2. Birth: 1766 Jan 15 Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

3. Census: Give as a possible for Nathan Atwell. 1790 Cockermouth,
Grafton, New Hampshire.
Pg. 30
ATWELL John 1 2 2 – – 5
ATWEILL Nathan 1 – – – – 1

4. Migration: After 1790. From Hollis, N.H., came into Johnson among the
earliest settlers, and located on Road 11, where he resided until his
death, at the age of 84 years.

5. Marriage: 1794 Jun 15, Bradford, Orange, Vermont. Nathaniel ATWELL
marries Lydia HUNKINS, daughter of Capt. Robert HUNKINS and Lydia
CHAMBERLAIN. She is 22 and he is 28. Note that Nathan’s mother died two
days after the wedding, so perhaps the wedding took place when it did as
his mother was ill.

6. Mother’s Death: 1794 Jun 17, Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
Nathaniel’s mother, Bridget CUMMINGS, dies.

7. Child’s Birth: Bridget is born., 1795 Mar 15. She will marry Ralph
HILL.

8. Child’s Birth: John is born., 1796 Jun 10. He will marry Evelyn COATS.

9. Child’s Birth: Susan is born., 1797 Nov 10. She will marry Joel
HAYFORD then N. THOMPSON.

10. Child’s Birth: William C. ATWELL is born., 1799 Aug 25. He will marry
Patty STINE.

11. Census: 1800 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.

12. Child’s Birth: Hiram is born., 1801 Mar 2. He will marry Rachel
SCAGEL.
DIRECT LINE

13. Child’s Birth: Benjamin is born., 1802 Dec 2. He will marry Lora HUNT.

14. Child’s Birth: Lydia is born., 1804 Aug 2. Lydia is not recorded as
marrying.

15. Child’s Birth: Phoebe is born., 1806 Aug 2. She will marry Johnson
ROBINSON.

16. Child’s Birth: Olive is born., 1808 Mar 21. She will marry Clark FISK.

17. Census: Pg. 330 1810 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.
Nathan ATWELL 1 male 10 thru 15, 1 male 30 to 44, 3 females under 10, 2
females 10 thru 15, 1 female 30 to 44
COMMENT: The census shows John or William apparently but not Benjamin or
Hiram who were both under 10. It shows Lydia, Phoebe and Olive who were
all under 10, and Bridget and Susan who were over 10. So where are
Benjamin and Hiram?

18. Child’s Birth: Nathan is born., 1810 Sep 19. He is not recorded as
marrying.

19. Child’s Birth: Caroline is born., 1812 Oct 17. She will marry Caleb
SIMMONS.

20. Child’s Birth: James is born., 1814 Sep 26. He will marry Lucy
GILMORE.

21. Child’s Birth: Asher is born., 1816 Nov 10. He will marry Charlotte
THORNTON.

22. Father’s Death: 1820 Jan 31, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

23. Residence: Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont.

24. Census: Pg. 172 1820 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.
Roll: M33_127
Page: 172
Image: 185
Nathan ATWELL 3 – 1 4 – 1 1 2 3 – 1 – 3
COMMENT: 3 males under 10 b. 1810 to 1820, 1 male between 16 and 18 b.
1802 to 1804, 4 males of 16 and under 26 including heads of families b.
c. 1794 to 1804, 1 male 45 and up born c. 1774 and over. 1 female under
10 b. 1810 to 1820, 2 females 10 and under 16 b. 1804 to 1810, 3 females
of 16 and under 26 b. 1794 to 1804, 1 female 45 and up born 1774 and
over.

The 3 males under 10 are Asher, James and Nathan. The male between 16
and 18 is Benjamin, guess the 4 males of 16 and under 26 are John,
William, Hiram and Benjamin, then there’s Nathan. The female under 10 is
Caroline. The 2 females 10 and under 16 are Olive and Phoebe. The 3
females 16 and under 26 would be Bridget, Susan and Lydia, and then there
is Lydia.

25. Census: Pg. 46 1830 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.
Pg. 46, Roll: M19_183, Image 97
ATWELL Nathan – – 1 2 – – – – 1 / – – – 1 2 – –
1

Nathan ATWELL 1 male 10 to 15, 2 males 15 and under 20, 1 male 60 and
under 70, 1 female 15 and under 20, 2 females 20 and under 30, 1 female
50 and under 60
NOTE: The census shows Asher in the 10 to 15 range, James and Nathan in
the 15 to 20 category, Caroline as 15 and under 20, and Lydia and Olive
as the 2 females 20 and under 30, Olive not marrying until 1832. Nathan
and wife Lydia are the elder individuals. (The marking for 1 or 2
females in the 20 to 30 category is actually ambiguous. It could be
either.)
ANDREWS Asa
ADAMS James
ATWELL John – – 1 – – 1 / 1 – – – 1
ANDREWS Samuel
ALLARD Henry
ABBOTT Oliver
ATWELL Benjamin – 2 – – 1 / 1 – – – 1

26. Census: Pg. 47 1840 Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont.
Joshua CHASE
Benjamin ATWELL 3 1 – – – 1 / – – 1 – – 1

Nathan ATWELL – – – – 2 – – – – 1/ – – – – 1 1 1 –
1

COMMENT: The two 20 to 30 males would be James and Asher. The 20 to 30
female would be Caroline. The 30 to 40 female would be perhaps Lydia for
whom a marriage isn’t given. The 40 to 50 female is unknown. Nathan
and Lydia are the elder adults.

27. Death: 1844 Nov 13 Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont. Died at age 78.
Nathaniel and Lydia had been married 50 years.

28. Accessory Document: Family Birth Record Nathan and Lydia Atwell, 1885
Mar 1.

29. Edit : 2003 Oct.

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Wife: Lydia + Hunkins
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Born: 1772 Jan 21 – Bradford, Orange, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1846 Jan 20 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Buried:
Father: Captain Robert + Hunkins (1739-1818)
Mother: Lydia + Chamberlin (1746-1831)
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1. Birth: 1772 Jan 21 Bradford, Orange, Vermont.

2. Residence: Bradford, Orange, Vermont.

3. Marriage: 1794 Jun 15, Bradford, Orange, Vermont. Nathaniel ATWELL
marries Lydia HUNKINS, daughter of Capt. Robert HUNKINS and Lydia
CHAMBERLAIN. She is 22 and he is 28.

4. Child’s Birth: Bridget is born., 1795 Mar 15. She will marry Ralph
HILL.

5. Child’s Birth: John is born., 1796 Jun 10. He will marry Evelyn COATS.

6. Child’s Birth: Susan is born., 1797 Nov 10. She will marry Joel
HAYFORD then N. THOMPSON.

7. Child’s Birth: William C. ATWELL is born., 1799 Aug 25. He will marry
Patty STINE.

8. Census: 1800 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.

9. Child’s Birth: Hiram is born., 1801 Mar 2. He will marry Rachel
SCAGEL. DIRECT LINE

10. Child’s Birth: Benjamin is born., 1802 Dec 2. He will marry Lora HUNT.

11. Child’s Birth: Lydia is born., 1804 Aug 2. Lydia is not recorded as
marrying.

12. Child’s Birth: Phoebe is born., 1806 Aug 2. She will marry Johnson
ROBINSON.

13. Child’s Birth: Olive is born., 1808 Mar 21. She will marry Clark FISK.

14. Census: Pg. 330 1810 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.
Nathan ATWELL 1 male 10 thru 15, 1 male 30 to 44, 3 females under 10, 2
females 10 thru 15, 1 female 30 to 44
COMMENT: The census shows John or William apparently but not Benjamin or
Hiram who were both under 10. It shows Lydia, Phoebe and Olive who were
all under 10, and Bridget and Susan who were over 10. So where are
Benjamin and Hiram?

15. Child’s Birth: Nathan is born., 1810 Sep 19. He is not recorded as
marrying.

16. Child’s Birth: Caroline is born., 1812 Oct 17. She will marry Caleb
SIMMONS.

17. Child’s Birth: James is born., 1814 Sep 26. He will marry Lucy
GILMORE.

18. Child’s Birth: Asher is born., 1816 Nov 10. He will marry Charlotte
THORNTON.

19. Father’s Death: 1819 Apr 1, Bradford, Orange, Vermont. Lydia’s
father, Captain Robert HUNKINS, dies.

20. Census: Pg. 172 1820 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.
Roll: M33_127
Page: 172
Image: 185
Nathan ATWELL 3 – 1 4 – 1 1 2 3 – 1 – 3
COMMENT: 3 males under 10 b. 1810 to 1820, 1 male between 16 and 18 b.
1802 to 1804, 4 males of 16 and under 26 including heads of families b.
c. 1794 to 1804, 1 male 45 and up born c. 1774 and over. 1 female under
10 b. 1810 to 1820, 2 females 10 and under 16 b. 1804 to 1810, 3 females
of 16 and under 26 b. 1794 to 1804, 1 female 45 and up born 1774 and
over.

The 3 males under 10 are Asher, James and Nathan. The male between 16
and 18 is Benjamin, guess the 4 males of 16 and under 26 are John,
William, Hiram and Benjamin, then there’s Nathan. The female under 10 is
Caroline. The 2 females 10 and under 16 are Olive and Phoebe. The 3
females 16 and under 26 would be Bridget, Susan and Lydia, and then there
is Lydia.

21. Census: Pg. 46 1830 Johnson, Franklin, Vermont.
Pg. 46, Roll: M19_183, Image 97
ATWELL Nathan – – 1 2 – – – – 1 / – – – 1 2 – –
1

Nathan ATWELL 1 male 10 to 15, 2 males 15 and under 20, 1 male 60 and
under 70, 1 female 15 and under 20, 2 females 20 and under 30, 1 female
50 and under 60
NOTE: The census shows Asher in the 10 to 15 range, James and Nathan in
the 15 to 20 category, Caroline as 15 and under 20, and Lydia and Olive
as the 2 females 20 and under 30, Olive not marrying until 1832. Nathan
and wife Lydia are the elder individuals. (The marking for 1 or 2
females in the 20 to 30 category is actually ambiguous. It could be
either.)
ANDREWS Asa
ADAMS James
ATWELL John – – 1 – – 1 / 1 – – – 1
ANDREWS Samuel
ALLARD Henry
ABBOTT Oliver
ATWELL Benjamin – 2 – – 1 / 1 – – – 1

22. Mother’s Death: 1831 Jan 26, Bradford, Orange, Vermont. Lydia’s
mother, Lydia CHAMBERLIN, dies.

23. Census: Pg. 47 1840 Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont.
Joshua CHASE
Benjamin ATWELL 3 1 – – – 1 / – – 1 – – 1

Nathan ATWELL – – – – 2 – – – – 1/ – – – – 1 1 1 –
1

COMMENT: The two 20 to 30 males would be James and Asher. The 20 to 30
female would be Caroline. The 30 to 40 female would be perhaps Lydia for
whom a marriage isn’t given. The 40 to 50 female is unknown. Nathan
and Lydia are the elder adults.

24. Death: 1846 Jan 20 Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont. Lydia died two years
after her husband, at the age of 73.

25. Accessory Document: Family Birth Record Nathan and Lydia Atwell, 1885
Mar 1.

26. Accessory Document: Deaths of the Family of Nathan and Lydia Atwell,
1885 Mar 1.

27. Edit : 2003 Oct.

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Children
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1 F Bridget Atwell
Born: 1795 Mar 15 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Ralph Hill (Cir 1784- )
Marr. Date: 1821 Mar 27 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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2 M John Atwell
Born: 1796 Jun 10 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1880 Mar 13 – Johnson, Franklin, Vermont
Buried:
Spouse: Evelyn (Elvina) Coats (Cir 1807- )
Marr. Date: 1827 Dec 10 – , , Vermont
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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3 F Susan Atwell
Born: 1797 Nov 10 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1862 Jun 21 – Ohio, Lorain County, Oberlin Township
Buried:
Spouse: Rev. Joel T. Hayford ( – )
Marr. Date: 1827 Nov 25
Spouse: N. Thompson ( – )
Marr. Date: 1840 Jul 15
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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4 M William C. Atwell
Born: 1799 Aug 25 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1865 May 15 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Buried:
Spouse: Patty Stine (Cir 1800- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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5 M Hiram + Atwell
Born: 1801 Mar 2 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1849 Dec 2-1850 – Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, USA
Buried: – Old Waterbury Center Cemetery, Waterbury Center, Washington,
Vermont, USA
Spouse: Rachel + Scagel (1802-1843)
Marr. Date: 1830 Oct 7 – Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, USA
Spouse: Matilda Smith (1805- )
Marr. Date: After 1843
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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6 M Benjamin H. Atwell
Born: 1802 Dec 2 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1884 Jan 4
Buried:
Spouse: Lora Hunt (Cir 1809- )
Marr. Date: 1832 Apr
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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7 F Lydia C. Atwell
Born: 1804 Aug 2 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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8 F Phoebe Atwell
Born: 1806 Aug 2 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1889 Feb 14 – Hyde Park, Lamoille, Vermont, USA
Buried:
Spouse: Johnson Robinson (Cir 1806- )
Marr. Date: Bef 1832
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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9 F Olive Atwell
Born: 1808 Mar 21
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Clark Fisk (Cir 1798- )
Marr. Date: 1832 Jul 15 – Eden, Lamoille, Vermont, USA
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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10 M Nathan Atwell Jr.
Born: 1810 Sep 19 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1846 Mar 24
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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11 F Caroline Atwell
Born: 1812 Oct 17 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1878 Jul 1 – Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, USA
Buried:
Spouse: Caleb Simmons (1810- )
Marr. Date: 1848 Apr 14
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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12 M James A. Atwell
Born: 1814 Sep 26 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1895 Nov 5 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Buried:
Spouse: Lucy Ann Gilmore (1829-1895)
Marr. Date: 1848 Oct 22 – , Lamoille, Vermont, USA
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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13 M Asher E. Atwell
Born: 1816 Nov 10 – Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1900
Buried:
Spouse: Charlotte Thornton (1832-1888)
Marr. Date: 1854 Oct 29
Spouse:
Marr. Date:

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