Timothy CORLISS, Jr.

Male 1726 - 1810  (83 years)


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  • Name Timothy CORLISS, Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 28 Nov 1726  Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Timothy [Corlis], s. Timothy and Sarah (Hutchins), Nov. 28, 1726. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1810 
    Person ID I2682  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2014 

    Father Timothy CORLISS,   b. 13 Dec 1693, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Sarah HUTCHINS,   b. 20 Jun 1701, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1725/6  Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Timothy [Corlis], and Sarah Hutchins, Feb. 15, 1726.
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet

    Family Eunice EMERY,   c. 8 Nov 1741, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1821  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Notes 
    • 1800 census of Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire for Timothy Corlis:

      2 - males age 16-25;
      1 - male over age 45;
      1 - female under age 10;
      2 - females age 16-26;
      1 - female over age 45;
      total all household = 7.

    Children 
     1. Elizabeth CORLISS,   b. 16 Apr 1762, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807  (Age 45 years)
     2. John CORLISS,   b. 5 Dec 1763, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1812, Prison Dartmoor, Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)
    +3. Esther CORLISS,   b. 12 May 1765, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800  (Age 35 years)
    +4. Abigail CORLISS,   b. 20 Feb 1767, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794  (Age 27 years)
    +5. Meriam CORLISS,   b. 15 Jun 1769, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1852, Corinth, Orange County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Samuel CORLISS,   b. 12 Apr 1772, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1799  (Age 27 years)
     7. Edna CORLISS,   b. 9 Jan 1774, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1840, Corinth, Orange County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +8. James CORLISS,   b. 24 Jul 1776, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840  (Age 64 years)
     9. Amos CORLISS,   b. 7 Jan 1779, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Sarah CORLISS,   b. 3 Mar 1781, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Timothy CORLISS, III,   b. 27 Feb 1784, Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1847  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F8417  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • From Gail Reynolds: Residence: Timothy Corliss was a noted hunter and great scout and Indian fighter. He was captured by Indians and held as prisoner in Canada for a year, was well-treated, and ransomed and settled back in NH. His nickname was "Timothy the Hunter". Sears Nickerson writes: "Timothy the Hunter was a noted hunter while still a boy in Haverhill. He trapped far up the Merrimac for beaver and other furs, and as early as 1745 when he was 19 had a main camp on the Piscataquog and other camps at various strategic points. One day while working out of his camp at the "Meadows of the Peacock", where Weare stands today, he saw smoke from an Indian campfire in the north end of Hiodgdon's meadow. King William's War was then on, and the northern Indians were on the war-path. He was alone and immediately left the neighborhood, running a long distance in the bed of a stream to hide his tracks. By night he reached his main camp where he felt safe for the time being. He set his gun against a tree and started a fire to get supper. As he was bending over it he was suddenly seized around his arms by an Indian, while six others jumped out of the woods and bound him. They kept him bound hand and foot all that night and the next morning started north with him for Canada. He was held captive there until the following summer when he ransomed himself and returned home to Haverhill. When his father moved up the river to Weare Timothy the Hunter came with him and settled on the old hunting grounds where he had trapped when there was no white settlement north of Amoskeag, now Manchester."

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Massachusetts Vital Records Website, website: http://ma-vitalrecords.org/, Haverhill births, pg. 78.

    2. [S7] HaverhillMAVR, website: ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Haverhill.