Atwell Lucretia
Female 1749 - 1851

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  • Birth  19 Nov 1749  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    _UPD  05 JUL 2009 12:03:57 GMT-5 
    Died  25 Oct 1851  [1, 2
    Person ID  I4073  Alan Donald Vibber
    Last Modified  08 Dec 2009 
    Father  Atwell Samuel,   b. 08 Jun 1723,   d. Abt 1776 
    Mother  (probably) Leach Mary 
    Family ID  F241  Group Sheet
    Family  Atwell Joseph,   b. Abt 1740,   d. Abt 1800 
    Married  08 Feb 1769  [2
     1. Atwell Nancy
     2. Atwell Charles,   b. Abt 1770
    Family ID  F1671  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • IV. JOSEPH (28), b. about 1740, son of Joseph Atwell (10); m. 8 Feb., 1769, Lucretia, his second cousin, b. 19 Nov., 1749, daughter of Samuel Atwell and Mary . He settled in Montville on Dolbeare Hill. Was a farmer. He died about 1800. His wife survived, him, and died 26 Oct., 1851, aged 102 years nearly. The day after she had completed her century of years, a party of neighbors and friends made her a donation visit, carrying with them provisions for several days' supply, and spreading a bountiful table, at which she sat with her guests, and partook of a thanksgiving dinner. In the center of the table was placed a pie, designed to be as much beyond the common size as she was older than the common age of her sex. The aged mother enjoyed the feast like one that had renewed their youth, declaring with' animation that though she had lived a hundred years, and had seen a vast number of things, she had never before seen so large a mince pie, nor so many kind friends together. The aged pilgrim had always led a quiet country life, living in a plain and frugal manner, and devoting her days and years to simple household duties. She was esteemed by her neighbors for her kindness, and thankful spirit for kind returns, possessing a Christian hope of immortal life.

      At this time a stranger would have estimated her age as about eighty-five. Her motions were quick, her replies to questions prompt and intelligent, her memory retentive, and showed large observation of incidents and narratives. Being questioned by one of her visitors in regard to the French war, which terminated in 1763, she spoke of it as a thing of but yesterday. She had a vivid recollection ofthe coming home of her friends and neighbors from campaigns in the war, and particularly of the return of her uncle, Benjamin Atwell, who had been absent a long time, "soldering agin the French in Canada." For the last fifty years of her life, she and her daughter, Nancy Thompson, had lived together in the old house, where she first went to housekeeping, and where she died.
  • Sources 
    1. [S64] History of New London, Connecticut, Frances Manwaring Caulkins, Cecelia Griswold, 305 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2] History of Montville, H.A. Baker, (Name: Press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company;), 280 (Reliability: 3).