The Edgerly and Cloutman Families of Farmington, Alton, and New Durham New Hampshire

Patience Tash (Edgerly) Cloutman

Patience Tash (Edgerly) Cloutman

The face of Patience Tash (Edgerly) Cloutman looks out from an ancient tintype photograph. I suspect that she sat for her portrait around the time of the Civil War, as her dress style was of that era. She would have been in her fifties and probably already a widow.

She had been born in 1803, and lived her entire life near the seacoast, in New Durham and Farmington, New Hampshire. When he husband died in 1854, she still had two of the younger, under-aged children at home. Her life probably was not an easy one. Her forehead is greatly wrinkled, perhaps from worry. She had lost her husband, and then a few years later her oldest son. She would live a long time, dying in 1894 at the age of 91.

At one time the photograph belonged to a great-grandchild, as a note on the back states: “Patience (Task Edgerly) Cloutman, my great grandmother, W.R.C.” I purchased it on eBay to be able to write about her. It turns out I am a distant cousin to her, back to the earliest generation through the AULT line. Her EDGERLY genealogy follows.


Francis Edgerly (1576-?) & ?

Thomas Edgerly (1645-1691) & Rebecca Ault (1641-?), dau of John & Remembrance (Tibbetts) Ault

Samuel Edgerly, son of Thomas & Rebecca (Ault) Edgerly, was b. 1668 Dover H, d. 1724 at Oyster River (now Durham) NH. He m. 1795 to Elizabeth Tuttle, daughter of Capt. John Tuttle of Dover Neck. She was b 1673 in Dover NH. She m2d) 20 July 1725 to Dea. John Ambler. (Some info from History of Town of Durham NH).
Children of Samuel & Elizabeth (Tuttle) Edgerly:
1. Dorothy Edgerly, b. 1697; m. 1:6:1726/7 James Durgin
2. +John Edgerly, b. 1700, d. 1784
3. Elizabeth Edgerly, b. 1702
4. James Edgerly, b. 1704, d. 1736 in Gloucester MA; m. 1730 Eleanor Sawyer; m2d) Rachel Standwood
5. Judith Edgerly, b 1709; m. Jonathan Durgin
6. Samuel Edgerly b 1713, d. 1733
7. Moses Edgerly, b. 1716, d. 1785; m. Mary Kent
8. Susanna Edgerly, baptized with Samuel and Moses 2 April 1717
9. Aaron Edgerly, b. 1721

John Edgerly, son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Tuttle) Edgerly, b. 1700 Durham, Strafford Co. NH, d. 11 April 1784, Durham, NH; He m. 11 January 1726 in Durham NH to Elizabeth Wakeman/Wakeham, dau of Edward & Sarah (Meader) Wakeman. She b. 1710 Durham NH, d. 1 Aug 1774 Durham NH.
Children of John & Elizabeth (Wakeman) Edgerly:
1. Abigail Edgerly, b. 19 July 1732; died unmarried
2. Samuel Edgerly, b. 13 April 1735, d. 1793 m. Olive Dame
3. James Edgerly, b. 13 April 1737, d. 1815; m. Jennie Phillips
4. Jonathan Edgerly, b. 11 April 1739, d. 1784; m. Sarah Doe
5. Judith Edgerly, b. 26 June 1741; m. Thomas George of Lee NH
6. Caleb Edgerly, b. 29 Dec 1743, d. 1825; m. Abia Cilley
7. +Thomas Edgerly, b. 6 January 1745 Durham NH
8. Elizabeth Edgerly, b. 18 Dec 1747; m. Joseph Durgin

Thomas Edgerly, son of John & Elizabeth (Wakeman) Edgerly, b. 6 January 1745 in Durham NH, d. 1815. He m. abt 1767 to Agnes Phillips, dau of Andrew & Miriam (Mitchel) Phillips (and sister to the wife of his brother James). She b. 1 Dec 1743, d –. They lived in Durham, New Durham, Alton and Farmington NH. During the American Revolution, he served as sergeant in Capt. Alpheus Chesley’s company of minute men from Durham NH.
Children of Thomas & Agnes (Phillips) Edgerly:
1. Josiah Edgerly, b. 12 July 1769 Durham NH, d. 26y Feb 1825 Farmington NH; m. Mary Tash
2. +Andrew Edgerly, b. 13 March 1772 Durham NH
3. Thomas Chesley Edgerly, b. 4 December 1773 Durham NH, d. 1844 Milton NH; m. Hannah Libbey
4. Betsey Edgerly, b. 5 August 1775 Durham, Strafford Co. NH; m. 30 Nov 1797 Samuel Mitchell
5. Eunice Edgerly, b. 19 May 1777 Durham NH; m. 26 Dec 1799 to Andrew Tobey of Kittery, Maine.
6. Susan Edgerly, b. 22 February 1780 Durham NH; d. unmarried
7. Sarah “Sally” Edgerly, b. 3 October 1782 Durham NH
8. John Edgerly, b. 8 January 1784 Durham NH; m. Nancy Watson, dau of David Watson
9. William Phillip [or B.] Edgerly, b. 12 October 1787 Durham NH, d. 1871; m. Anna Chase, dau of Jonathan Chase of Stratham NH

Andrew Edgerly, son of Thomas & Agnes (Phillips) Edgerly, b. 13 March 1772 New Durham NH, d. 19 Nov 1857; He m. 1794 to Elizabeth “Nancy” Tash. She b. 20 June 1769 in Newmarket NH, and d. 22 April 1849. Carpenter. They are buried in Chamberlain Cemetery, Penobscot Co. Maine.
Children of Andrew & Elizabeth (Tash) Edgerly:
1. Sophia Tash Edgerly, b. 23 Feb 1792 New Durham NH, d. 1 March 1854. Buried Chamberlain Meeting House Cemetery, Exeter, Penobscot Co. Maine.
2. John Edgerly, b. 24 October 1794 New Durham NH; d. 26 May 1870 in Farmington NH. He m. 27 Sep 1821 in Alton NH to Tamson Doe, dau of John & Tamson (Edgerly) Doe. She b. 17 July 1799 Strafford NH, and d. 23 Oct 1888 in Farmington NH. In 1850 living in New Durham, Strafford Co. NH Children: John Harrison Edgerly, b. 1830, d. 1 June 1896 Farmington NH, m. Elizabeth A. Dame; Augusta; Hiram; Mary J.; Daniel.
3. William Edgerly, b. 30 July 1798 New Durham NH, d. 25 March 1863; m. 23 April 1820 to Hannah Leighton
4. Nancy Faith Edgerly, b. 23 Sep 1796 Alton NH, d. 4 Nov 1882 Dover NH
5. Mary Tash Edgerly, b. 6 Nov 1800, New Durham NH; d. 11 April 1898 Dover NH; single
6. +Patience Tash Edgerly, b. 23 May 1803 Durham NH
7. Eliza Edgerly, b. 15 July 1805 New Durham NH, d. 26 Apr 1824 New Durham NH
8. Hannah S. Edgerly, b. 15 Apr 1808 New Durham NH, d. 9 Aug 1829 New Durham NH
9. Daniel W. Edgerly, b. 28 Nov 1811 New Durham NH, d. 22 Aug 1840; buried Chamberlain Cemetery, Exeter, Penobscot Co. Maine.

Patience Tash Edgerly [the photograph above is of her], daughter of Andrew & Elizabeth (Tash) Edgerly, b. 23 May 1803 New Durham NH, d 13 December 1894 in Farmington NH ; m. 23 Sep 1823 in Alton NH to John Folsom Cloutman, son of John & Nancy (Folsom) Cloutman. He was born 19 April 1804 Wakefield NH, d. 8 Sep 1854 Memphis TN. [The Genealogical and Family History of the State of NH, vol 2 by Ezra Stearns states that he died in Memphis TN at the age of 48 years, as does the Encyclopedia of Biography. I cannot find him after the 1850 US Census shown below] She is buried in Pine Grove, Farmington NH.
1850 US Census > NH > Strafford > Rochester
John F. Cloutman M 46 NH shoemaker
Patience Cloutman F 47 NH
Erastus F. Cloutman M 22 NH shoemaker
Amanda Cloutman F 17 NH
Amanda C. Cloutman F 6/12 NH
Horatio G. Cloutman M 16 NH shoemaker
James A. Cloutman M 12 NH
Ellen F. Cloutman F 4 NH
1860 US Census > NH > Strafford > New Durham
Horatio G. Cloutman M 26 NH
Patience J. Cloutman F 57 NH
Ellen F. Cloutman F 14 NH
James A. Cloutman M 21 NH
1870 US Census > NH >
John Cloutman M 38 NH
Nellie Cloutman F 32 Mass
Patience Cloutman F 60 MA
Irvin White M 17 NH
James E. Davis M 18 NH
Mercie Yeaton F 24 NH
1880 US Census > NH > Strafford > Farmington
Ellen E. Cloutman self F 42 Massachusetts
Nellie A. Cloutman daughter F 6 NH
John F. Cloutman son M 3 NH
Patience T. Cloutman mother F 77 NH
Samuel A. Kimball father-in-law M 73 NH
Ada L. Davis niece F 31 NH
Sarah E. Blake other F 23 NH
Children of John F. & Patience (Tash) Cloutman:
1. Erastus F. Cloutman, b. 12 October 1827 New Durham NH, d. 16 June 1862 in James Island SC [see notice]; m. 25 June 1849 Dover NH to Amanda M. Pearl. She b abt 1833. Child, Amanda C., b. 1850. January 26, 1853. In the NH Patriot and State Gazette newspaper published names changed for the State of New Hampshire: “Erastus Freeman Cloutman of Rochester may take the name of Ralph Carlton.”  His death cert:” Ralph Carlton, d. 16 June 1862, age 34 yrs 9 months, James Island S.C., killed in battle. He was b. New Durham NH, married, shoe-cutter. Parents John F. Cloutman and P.F. Recorded in Farmington NH.” Wed, July 9, 1862 Manchester Daily Mirror (Manchester NH). The funeral of the late Capt. Ralph Carlton of Company I, 3rd NH Regiment who was killed at the James Island battle, took place at his home, Farmington, Saturday afternoon. A special train from this city, via the Cocheco road, carried up the Strafford Guards, Capt. Wallingford, of this city, the Strafford Lodge of Masons, Thomas Spurlin Master, taking in, at Rochester, the Cocheco Engine Company, Capt. C W. Edgerly; Torrent, Capt. T. L. Hussey; Tiger of Gonic. Capt. Rufus Clark and also the Humane Lodge of Masons, David Hayes Master. Delegations from Great Falls including the Libanus Lodge, E.A. Rollins, Master were here added. Arriving at Farmington at 1 P.M. they were received by the Hercules Engine Company, Capt. Harriman, accompanied by the Farmington Cornet Band (whose leader Capt Carlton formerly was and which appeared in accordance with his parting wish). The exercises took place in the Free Will Baptist church and consisted of voluntary and singing by a select Choir; Reading of the Scriptures and Prayer by Rev. J.M. Palmer (Cong.) of Rochester; Hymn; Address by Rev. Mr. Trefen (Methodist) of Rochester which was stirring, appropriate and patriotic; Hymn; Benedictions by Rev. T.J. Salter (Episcopalian, Dover, U.S.N.). The burial services at the grove were conducted by Fraternal Lodge of Farmington, Acting Master, P. Master, A.M. Winn, who delivered the address; singing by select choir, finely given; Prayer by Chaplain Salter of the Navy. [the article goes on to mention the procession that followed. “Capt. Carlton was in the Mexican war and was a brave officer, a generous friend, and a most exemplary citizen.” [end]. Children: Cora Carlton, b. 7 Jan 1850, d. 23 March 1917 Dover NH, m. Dudley L. Furber, buried Pine Hill Dover NH.; Charles G.Carlton, b 3 Jan 1853 Rochester NH, d. 3 May 1906 in Farmington NH, single; Walter A. Carlton, b. 27 Oct 1856 Rochester H, d. 18 Aug 1923 Laconia NH, m. 7 July 1879 in Milton NH to Nellie M. Shorey, dau of Gilbert & Abbie Shorey ; Ralph Carlton, b. 31 Oct 1858 Alton NH, who d. 16 Nov 1882, age 24 yrs; Edward Carlton, b. 29 Oct 1860 Farmington NH.
2. Martha E. Cloutman, b. 6 Sep 1829 in New Durham NH, d. 25 June 1888 in Farmington NH; who m. James Davis. Children [DAVIS]: Ada L. Davis, b abt 1849, m. 29 Sep 1883 in Farmington NH to Frank R. Marston, son of Jacob & Martha Marston; James E. Davis, b abt 1851 Alton NH, d. 26 Sep 1901 in Farmington NH; Ella M. Davis, b abt 1854, m. 1st) — Jones; m2d) 20 May 1905 in Farmington NH to Dana P. Jones, son of John & Ann (Berry) Jones; Charlotte R. Davis, b. 6 Aug 1866 New Durham NH
3. John F. Cloutman, b 27 Dec 1831 NH, d. 7 Dec 1905 in Farmington NH; He m1st) 4 March 1854 to Amanda C. Davis. He m2d) 3 July 1869 Farmington NH to Ellen E. Kimball, dau of Samuel A. & Ann M. Kimball. Children: Nellie A., and John F. Shoe manufacturer.In 1890, the New Hampshire Patriot and Gazette reported that “John F. Cloutman of Farmington has sold both of his shoe factories to the Messrs. Wallace of Rochester.”
4. Horatio G. H. Cloutman, b. 5 January 1834 in New Durham NH, d. 1 July 1888 in Farmington NH; m. 21 June 1875 in New Durham NH to Laura W. How-Wentworth, dau of Samuel & Jane How. Lived in Farmington NH. He served during the Civil War, Union Army 4th Regiment, Co. A, NH Infantry, Private. In 1881 he was an invalid and receiving a pension. In 1890 his wife began to receive his pension.
5. James A. Cloutman, b. 20 October 1838 in New Durham NH, d. 29 October 1898 at the NH Asylum in Concord NH; lived in Farmington NH and buried there. He m. 14 Feb 1856 in Bristol NH to Frances A. or H. Bayley
6. Ellen F. “Nellie” Cloutman/Clautman, b. abt 1846 NH/MA; m 2 Nov 1867 in Lynn, Essex Co MA to Edward D. Seymour, son of Edward D. & Julia A. Seymour. They lived in Lynn MA and Farmington NH. He was b. abt 1834 in Plymouth MA, shoemaker. Child Eugene Edward Seymour, b 9 Aug 1868 Lynn MA. In 1880 they were living in Farmington NH. They divorced 6 March 1884 in Farmington NH (he sued on the grounds she refused to cohabit).

**Additional Reading**

Edgerly from the History of the Town of Durham, N.H.

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