Chester Root1,2,3

ID# 10146, (1778 - 1861)
FatherElisha Root4 (7 Jun 1739 - 1 Jan 1812)
MotherLucy Matton4 (7 Dec 1739 - 22 Sep 1817)

Key Events:

Birth: 11 Feb 1778, Montague, Massachusetts5,6
Marriage: Betsey Lathrop, 11 Mar 18117,8,9
Marriage: Mary Lathrop, 4 Jul 181410,11,12
Death: 15 Sep 18611,13
Burial: Palmyra Village Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York13

Spouse:Betsey Lathrop (23 Mar 1787 - 9 Oct 1812)
     Child:

  • Abigail Pearl Root1,2 (19 Jan 1812 - 13 Aug 1833)

Spouse:Mary Lathrop (10 Jul 1789 - 15 Apr 1877)
     Children:

  • Hiram Francis Root1,2 (23 Jan 1817 - 7 Jul 1845)
  • Mary Elizabeth Root1 (16 Mar 1826 - 13 Nov 1844)
  • Thomas Lathrop Root1,2,20 (13 Jun 1830 - 1 Feb 1886)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb (#1)
Descendants of Gideon Cobb (#2)

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Chester Root was born on 11 Feb 1778 in Montague, Massachusetts.5,6
     Chester married first Betsey Lathrop, daughter of Thomas Lathrop and Wealthy Ann Cobb, on 11 Mar 1811.7,8,9
     His wife died on 9 Oct 1812.14,15
     Chester was a first Lieutenant and aid on the general staff of the Northern Army, commanded by Major-General George Izard in the war of 1812, stationed in Burlington, Vermont.16 He married second Mary Lathrop, younger sister of his late wife, on 4 Jul 1814.10,11,12
     Chester appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Williston, Chittenden Co., Vermont, with a household consisting of one white male under age 10 (son Hiram), one age 26 to 45 (himself), one white female under age 10 (daughter Abigail), and one age 26 to 45 (his second wife Mary.)17
     At some point between 1820 and 1850 Chester and Mary moved south to Addison Co., Vermont. Just when is not clear since no evidence of where they were living in between has been found. (See map.) He and Mary appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Monkton, Addison Co., Vermont, enumerated 30 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $4,000.3
     Chester and Mary moved between 1850 and 1860 to Palmyra, in northwestern New York, and where their son Thomas and his family were living.
     Chester and Mary Lathrop appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York, in the household of Thomas Lathrop Root and Mary Sophia Gordon, their son and his wife.18
     He was a farmer.19,18,3
     Chester died on 15 Sep 1861 at age 83.1,13 He was buried in Palmyra Village Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York.13

Citations

  1. [S2659] Root, Root Genealogical Records, pg 225.
  2. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 148.
  3. [S2657] Chester Root household, 1850 U.S. Census, Addison Co., Vermont.
  4. [S2659] Root, Root Genealogical Records, pg 166.
  5. [S2659] Root, Root Genealogical Records, pg 225, shows date, town, and state.
  6. [S2657] Chester Root household, 1850 U.S. Census, Addison Co., Vermont, shows age 72 and state.
  7. [S2659] Root, Root Genealogical Records, pg 225, shows date and his first marriage.
  8. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 148, shows married.
  9. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #14873925, Betsey Root, shows her as the wife of Chester Root and includes photo of stone showing same.
  10. [S2659] Root, Root Genealogical Records, pg 225, shows date and his second marriage.
  11. [S2657] Chester Root household, 1850 U.S. Census, Addison Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S2452] Huntington, Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, pg 148, shows married, and town, as Palmyra, but that seems unlikely as at least one son was born in Vermont, and they were found in the 1850 census in Vermont, before appearing in Palmyra in 1860 and she in 1870.
  13. [S2660] "Palmyra Village Cemetery Update."
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #14873925, Betsey Root, shows date and includes photo of stone showing same.
  15. [S2659] Root, Root Genealogical Records, pg 225, shows date.
  16. [S2577] Clark, List of Pensioners of the War of 1812, pp 153-4.
  17. [S2658] Chester Root household, 1820 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  18. [S2655] Thomas Root household, 1860 U.S. Census, Wayne Co., New York.
  19. [S2658] Chester Root household, 1820 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows one person in the household engaged in agriculture.
  20. [S2655] Thomas Root household, 1860 U.S. Census, Wayne Co., New York, shows Chester living in Thomas' household, apparently as an elderly father.