Ensign Daniel Tilton
- Born: 1646, Lynn Essex Co Massachusetts
- Marriage (1): Mehitable Sanborn on 23 Sep 1669 in New Hampshire
- Died: 10 Feb 1716, Hampton Falls N.H. at age 70
- Buried: Hampton Hill, Find A Grave # 102908159 Grave 4-A
Daniel Tilton was an Officer Colonial Army (King Philips War), Rep- for New Hampshire Assembly 1690 to 1713, and Speaker of the Assembly In 1702.
Note for: Daniel Tilton, 1646 - 10 Feb 1714/1715 Index
Place: Grave 4a, Hampton Hill
BIRTH-DEATH: History Of Hampton Falls 1638-1892, J Dow, VOL 1 & 11Lucy Dow, Salem Mas, Sa lem Press and Publishing CO. 1893. 1901-1903;Page. 994.
Descendants of William Tilton Of Lynn Mas. Through The Line of His SonDaniel
Tilton, Barbara B. Marden, Reprinted from The Essex Genealogist v7#3p130-133.
BIRTH: MARRIAGE: DEATH: Tilton, Francis Theodore. HISTORY OF THR TILTONFAMILY IN AMERICA. N EW JERSEY:1939 pg. 64.
OCCUPATION: MILITARY: BLACKSMITH, ENSIGN IN KING WILLIAMS WAS 1669.ELECTED TO FIRST COLONIA L ASSEMBLY 1693-95 REP HAMPTON . REELECTEDSPEAKER OF THE HOUSE 1702 TILL DEATH. 1696 DANIE L TILTONS GARRISON INHAMPTON WAS PAID LBS 9.14.3 TO THE FORT FOR PAY AND SUSTINANCE. NewHampshire ST ATE PAPERS VOL2 P 227
BIOGRAPHY: Dubrett Ancestry Research LTD. letter to Mr Earle B. Tilton,datad 10 November 19 86. Copy in possession of compiler
MARRIAGE: Clancy and Almos Toney,NEW ENGLAND MARRIGES PRIOR TO 1700
BIRTH DEATH,W.G. DAvis, The Ancestory Of Phebe Tilton, Wrappers.
BIRTH: A Genealogical account of The Tilton Family. N.H. HostoricalSociety,
Concord New Hampshire.
HISTORY: Jones, William H, William Tilton: His English Origins and SomeAmerican Descendant s, Haritage Books Inc, Maryland, (1997) pg 61
HONORS: New Hampshire. Province Laws V I pg 565-578, V II pg 48-993,
BIRTH grave: Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Sybil
Noyes, Charles Libby & Walter Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co Inc.
Baltimore, 1972. pg 686.
MARRIAGE: History Of Hampton Falls 1638-1892, J Dow, VOL 1 & 11 LucyDow,
Salem Mas, Salem Press and Publishing CO. 1893. 1901-1903; Page. 995.
Notes from Kevin Tilton
Daniel was a blacksmith and in 1667 Hampton allowed him "to sitte down asa smith" . They als o voted to receive him and granted him 4 acres onHampton Hill . He later bought 50 acres i n 1671 .
He served as juror in 1683 , 2684 , 1694 , and was deputy in the ColonialAssembly 1693-169 5 , and in 1702 . He was also elected Speaker in 1702.He was elected to the general Assembl y in 1709 , and 1711-1714 .
He and his sons maintained the road from Taylor's River to the high land, from the falls tow ard Exeter .
Daniel also managed to become an Ensign in the Militia . He built agarrison house in Hampto n and served in King William's War with his sonSamuel . The War of the Grand Alliance in Eur ope , from 1688-97 ,consisted of bloody raid and counter-raid between the colonials and Iroquois against the French , Huron , and Abenekis . It was followed by QueenAnne's War (1701-17 14) and more of the same .
A garrison house was a solid timber blockhouse with loopholes cut in formusket firing . A pr ojecting upper story overhanging the first enabledthe defenders to fire down on their assail ants .
For some reason , Daniel and others "forfeted thare rights" in HamptonMay 6 , 1715 , but exa ctly what happened is unclear .
(1) "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," by SybilNoyes, Charles T. Libby , and Walter G. Davis (Reprint 1928-1939.Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1988) p 605
Daniel, youngest son of William and Susanna Tilton, was born 1646. in Lynn, Massachusetts, and settled in New Hampshire. Hampton being in need of a blacksmith, he learned the trade and was given by the town a tract of land, four acres, on the Falls Hill, in the center of what is now the town of Hampton, about 1665. He married, December 23, 1669, Mchetable Sanborn, a daughter of William and Mary Sanborn, and from this union originate very nearly all the Tillons of New Hampshire and many of Maine and Vermont. Daniel Tilton was a streng man in town matters and government. As his family grew large he settled on land between Hampton and Exeter, building a block house which protected his family and other settlers from Indian attacks. History says that, having a large family of stalwart sons, they always successfully defended themselves when necessary to do so. He was known as Ensign in early history, and represented Hampton in general court from 1690 to 1713, during some of which time he served as speaker. Fnally, being very infirm, he asked and was excused by the court from further duty. He died February 10, 1716. in Hampton. His sons settled in Hampton and adjoining towns. Their descendants, moving to towns further out, spreading through New Hampshire to Vermont and Maine, were among the earliest settlers. We find them in the great west and on the Pacific coast, always among the pioneers, and many of them making honorable records in the new sections. The family has had many professional men, clergymen and doctors (but very few lawyers), and many military men who were distinguished in their services in all the colonial wars and the later wars of the republic. Daniel Tilton's children were : Abigail, Mary (died young), Samuel, Joseph, Mary, Daniel, David, Jethro, Mchetable, Hannah and Jo- siah.
Noted events in his life were:
• Marriage, 1669, Unknown.
Daniel married Mehitable Sanborn, daughter of William Sanborn and Mary Moulton, on 23 Sep 1669 in New Hampshire. (Mehitable Sanborn was born in 1647 in Hampton Falls, N.H, died in 1714 in Hampton Falls, N.H. and was buried Hampton Hill in Find A Grave #102908207.)