Micah Mudge1

(say about 1645 - January 1724)

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Relationship9th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherJarvis Mudge2,3 (c. 1620 - 15 Mar 1652)
MotherMary Steele2,3 (7 May 1620 - bfr 1649)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMicah Mudge was born say about 1645, in Pequot (New London), New London Co., Connecticut, assuming an age of 25 at marriage, typical for the period in this place; Mudge in America says Micah died in 1724 at the age of 75 which would make his birth 5 years later, 1650... but does not give source for this age at his death. Other sources say only that he was "aged" when he died. Mudge in America has been proven incorrect on several points - most notably in this case regarding the ages of Jarvis' children.2,4,5,6
GroomHe married Mary Alexander, daughter of George Alexander and Susanna Sage, on 23 September 1670 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.3,4,6
DeceasedHe died in January 1724 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England,or at least between 17 Mar 1721 and 14 Sep 1724 - the dates of his will and subsequent inventory of his estate.3,2,6

Children with Mary Alexander:

Founder or First Settler

In 1671, Micah Mudge and Mary Alexander Mudge were among the founders/first settlers of Northfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Micah is named as the first of the three grantees (for the rest of the inhabitants) on the undated deed granted by the Indians after the settlers made payment of additional money to supplement that paid for the original grant dated 1671.3
In 1675, Micah Mudge was among the Original Proprietors of Northfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Indians caused trouble for the settlers there... burned the village and drove off the settlers... he and Mary returned with others in 1682...3,6
In 1697, Micah Mudge and Mary Alexander Mudge were among the founders/first settlers of Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. He served as a surveyor and helped lay out the town.3,6

Occupation

Micah was a respected Surveyor called upon many times to lay out early town boundaries. On 22 December 1704 he was chosen in Lebanon to be the Ordinary (tavern) Keeper for one year, a position given only to the most respected and reliable of community members.3

Residences and Censuses

From 1697 to 1717, Micah Mudge and Mary Alexander lived in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. In about 1697 Micah and Mary took their family to Lebanon and Micah once again was called on to put his surveying skills to use marking out house-lots for the settlers there. He was also chosen "Ornary Keeper" for one year, 1704.3,6
In 1717, Micah Mudge and Mary Alexanderhad relocated again and now lived in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England, where they lived until Micah's death in 1724. After Micah's death Mary moved to Sharon in Litchfield Co., Connecticut Colony, and lived there with her son Ebenezer until her death in 1728.3,6

Church

Church AffiliationOn 27 November 1700, in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England,Micah Mudge and Mary Alexander were members of the First Congregational Church. Micah was one of the nine founding members. Mary's name appears in the church records two years later, in 1702 and is the only female member named until 1707.3,6

Will

Micah Mudge was named an heir in the will of George Steele dated 24 May 1663 in Hartford, Connecticut Colony, New England. There is no specific identification of the relationship between Micah and George Steele... but he and his brother Moses are named after their sister, Martha (Mudge) Henryson, who George specifically names as his grandchild. They were to receive 10s each.7,8,9
He prepared a will dated 17 March 1721 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. He made specific bequests of various portions of his extensive real estate holdings to his wife Mary, his daughters and sons, and various sums of money to all of his children and grandchildren. Daughter Abigail (Mudge) Phelps had died in 1705, apparently childless as no mention is made of her or any children she may have had.10,3

Sources - Citations

  1. [S164] Heritage Consulting, The Millennium File (Salt Lake City, Utah: Heritage Consulting - online publication, 2003). Online publication: Ancestry.com.
  2. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist (New Haven, Connecticut: n.pub., 2009), vol. 81 (2006, January ) pg. 25.
  3. [S506] Alfred Mudge, Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biographical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge In America, From 1638 to 1668 (Boston: By the Author, 1868).
  4. [S646] Clarence A. Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985) Digitized by americanancestors.org - subscription database. Pg. 1073; names, date and place (incorrectly shows 1650 as birth for Micah).
  5. [S506] Alfred Mudge, Mudge In America, ppg. 34-47.
  6. [S652] William Richard Cutter A.M., Editor Compiler, Genealogical and Family History of Central New York. A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, 3 vols. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912), pg. 227.
  7. [S651] Charles William Manwaring, Compiler, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. Hartford District, 1635 to 1750, Three vols. (Hartford, Connecticut: The Author, 1906), vol. I, pg. 239; Steele, George, Hartford; Will & Probate details.
  8. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, vol. 81 (2006, January ) pg. 18-26; Jarvis Mudge and John Henryson Families of Connecticut.
  9. [S645] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. Volumes I-III (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), vol. 3; ppg. 1754-56; George Steele.
  10. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, vol. 81 (2006, January ) pg. 26.
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