Name: Ebenezer Z. Doolittle
Birth: 1791 in Cheshire, New Haven, CT.
Death: 10 SEP 1865 in Pioneer, Madison Twp. Williams Co. Ohio
From the notes of Ed Doolittle:
They resided Sullivan, Madison, NY, 1816-1833. He served as the pastor for the Episcopal Methodist Church of Smyrna, NY, 1820. They moved to MI by 1847. He was the leader of the great Wesleyan Methodist Secession in MI.
Ebenezer Doolittle is found in the 1840 Wayne Co. MI. census.
It would appear that Ebenezer moved to Ohio before 1850 as he does not appear in the 1850 MI cenus. There is an E. Doolittle listed in the Ohio Census for Fulton Co. in 1870.
History of Williams County - - Madison Township - - Biographical Sketches
Ebenezer Doolittle, who was born 1791, in Connecticut, and taken to New York when young, and at the age of Forty two years moved to Michigan. He was a Methodist minister, having preached in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. He came to Williams County in1849 and was an early settler of madison Township, devoting the latter part of his life to agriculture, occasionally preaching, but was without a regular charge; he died in 1865. He was married to Nancy Atwater, of New Haven County, CT, who bore him six children. Three of whom are still living---- Mrs. Caroline Young, Mrs. Phebe E. Fulton, and B.E. Doolittle. ( I assume that this is Benson Ebenezer Doolittle). Mrs.Doolittle died March 1845 after which he married a Mrs Dwite, who died a few months after, ( few years -- ls) then he married Henrietta Norris, who also died, and finaly he took to wife Mrs. Anna Burdick.
The thoughts of Ken DooLittle: although some of these dates conflict, the main theme of this story is correct. I have a death certfiacte for Charles Wesley Doolittle listing his mother as Susan Henrietta Ferris. I also have a copy of a hand written document that lists grandparents for both Rebecca (Waldron) Doolittle and Charles Wesley Doolittle. On this paper, Rebecca's side is filled out with dates of birth, mariage, and death and is one hundred percent accurate. For Charles's side it lists only the following, Father Ebenezer Doolittle And Susan Henrietta Norris as mother. There are no dates or other information listed on Charles's side.
This Census Info helps to explain the Wives and birthplace of Ebenezer Doolittle :
September 16, 1850 Madison Twp., Williams County., Ohio
Ebenezer Doolittle 59 farming b N. Y.
Caroline 31 b N. Y.
Elizabeth 20 b N. Y.
Benson 17 b N. Y.
Charles 2 b Mich
July 24, 1860 Madison Twp., Williams Co., Ohio
B. E. Doolittle 27 farmer b N.Y.
Nancy A. 24 b Ohio
E. Doolittle 69 b N.Y.
Anna 52 b Mass
Charles 11 b Mich
From the pages of the books Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, ( page# 444 & 445 ) Church and Schools--- Speaking of the Methodist Church society ---- In 1841, this organization was disorganized by the withdrawal of the anti-slavery members thereof, which constituted the great majority. This movement was inaugurated by Rev. Marcus Swift of Nankin, Rev. Samuel Bibbins of Plymouth, Rev. Ebenezer Doolittle of Dearborn, and from this vicinty it spread to surrounding localities throughout the State, and has since been known as the great Wesleyan Methodist seccession.
Around 1790 his fathers family moved to Coopertown, New York on Susquehanna River, later to Pompey, Madison Co., New York. He became a Methodist Minister.
Father: Samuel Doolittle b: 21 AUG 1752 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT
Mother: Anne Arnold b: 15 APR 1754 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT
Nancy Atwater b: 1790 in New Haven, CT.
in New York
- Francis Doolittle
- Caroline Doolittle b: 26 JUN 1819 in New York
- Samuel Atwater Doolittle b: 15 JUL 1827 in Chittenango, Madison, NY
- Phebe Elizabeth Doolittle b: 2 FEB 1830 in New York
- Benson Ebenezer Doolittle b: 29 JUL 1832 in New York
Carolyn Dwite b: 1819 in New York
Henrietta Susannah Norris b: 30 OCT 1828 in Michigan
in Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan
- Charles Wesley Doolittle b: 14 SEP 1848 in Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan
Anna Burdick b: 1808 in Massachusetts
14 MAY 1852
in Amboy Twp, Hillsdale, Michigan