An American Family History

Moses Estey


Various spellings of Estey
Easte, Este, Estee, Estes, Estey, Esty

Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.
The town common (commons) was a small, open field at the center of the town which was jointly owned. It was used as a marketplace, a place for the militia to drill, or for grazing livestock.

Moses Estey was born about 1712 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on September 6, 1712 in Topsfield. His parents were Isaac Estey, Jr. and Abigail Kimball. He was a tailor.

When he was 24, he married Eunice Pengilly (Penguille) on September 8, 1736 in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut. Eunice was born on March 15, 1719 in Suffield. Her parents were John Pengilly and Mary Granger.

Moses and Eunice's children included:
Moses Estey (1737, died young),
Eunice Estey (1739, died young),
Mary Estey (1742),
Eunice Estey Brannan (1744, married Benjamin Brannan),
Sarah Estey (1746),
Abigail Estey (1748),
Moses Estey (1751),
Hannah Estey (1752), and
Captain Moses Estey (1752).

Children of Isaac Estey
and Abigail Kimball
  • Mary Estey Perkins
  • Abigail Estey Cummings
  • Sarah Estey Cummings
  • Isaac Estey
  • Aaron Estey
  • Jacob Estey
  • Hannah Estey Cummings
  • Richard Estey
  • Rebecca Estey Tucker Puffer
  • Moses Estey
  • Three daughters of William Towne and Joanna Blessing were wrongly accused of practicing witchcraft in Salem. Rebecca Towne Nurse, Mary Towne Estey, and Sarah Towne Bridges Cloyes were persecuted in 1692. The children of people in the line below are all descendants of Mary Estey.

    William Towne,
    Mary Towne Estey,
    Isaac Estey,
    Aaron Estey
    Mary Estey Dwinnell
    Israel Dwinnell,
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.,
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    Victoria Zellena Dwinnell
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.

    Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

    Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."



    Lineage book, Volume 37 by Daughters of the American Revolution
    Moses Estey, (1752-1836), was elected lieutenant of militia 1774 and was promoted captain. He served on tours of duty, guarding prisoners and stores. He was at the battle of Monmouth where he was wounded. In 1832 he was placed on the pension roll for service of captain, New Jersey line. He was born in Enfield, Conn., located in New Jersey, 1762; died in Morristown, N. J.

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