David Dutt1,2

ID# 15922, (1729 - 1792)
FatherDavid Dutt1,3 (Sep 1698 - Jan 1735)
MotherCatharina Müller1 (Nov 1697 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Jan 1729, Weissach, Württemberg1,4,5
Marriage: Catherine Klingenmyer ( - before 1792)6,7
Death: 15 Feb 1792, Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania8,9,10
Burial: Old St. Peter's Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania11,12
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     David and Daniel were twins.1 He was born on 19 Jan 1729 in Weissach, Württemberg.1,4,5 He and his twin brother Daniel were baptized the same day in St. Ulrich Kirche, Weissach, Württemberg. Hanß Jerg Mann, farmer, and Anna Maria, wife of Johannes Essich, were godparents for David.1
     David and his brother Johann George arrived in Philadelphia in 1751, aboard the Duke of Wirtenburg, Capt. Montpelier master, having sailed from Rotterdam by way of Cowes, England. They swore an oath of allegiance to King George II 16 Oct 1751 at the Philadelphia Courthouse before Robert Strettell, the Mayor, as required before entering the colony.13,14,15
     The earliest records of David in Pennsylvania show a variation of the original spelling of his surname, Dütte, soon after the spelling Tutt is found, and by the time they settled in Lancaster Co. the spelling Toot was well established.2,16,17,18
     David married Catherine Klingenmyer, daughter of Conrad Klingenmyer.6,7
     David and Catherine Klingenmyer apparently settled near York, Pennsylvania after their marriage, as their youngest children were christened there.19 They moved their family to Paxton Twp., Lancaster Co., sometime after their son Simon was christened in York on 24 Apr 1774.20,21 He bought or established an inn and a ferry at Middletown.22,23,24
     The General Assembly of Pennsylvania directed on 13 Jun 1777 that all male inhabitants over age 18 subscribe to an oath renouncing all allegiances to Great Britain and pledging allegiance the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a free and independent state. Hundreds of residents of Paxton Twp. did so before Joshua Elder, justice of the peace, including David on 28 Jan 1778, his sons Conrad and David and son-in-law Joseph Flora Jr. between then and 20 March.25
     He was assessed, like other men in Lancaster Co., to support the army in the Revolutionary War. We have record that his assessment of 3 bushels of wheat and 3 bushels of forage was collected in 1778.26 He was also a member of Capt. Jonathan McClure's company, 4th Battalion, Lancaster Co. Militia. He was with that unit when it was called to Northumberland Co. 11 Aug 1779, returning 15 Oct.27,28
     David appeared on the 1779 State Census of Paxton Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.29 David first appears in the tax lists of Lancaster Co. in 1779, when he appears in Paxton Twp.. That year he was taxed on 200 acres of land, 4 horses, 4 cattle, and 6 sheep. In the 1782 returns he is listed in Middletown, taxed on 500 acres of land, 4 horses, and 4 cattle. His tax that year was £21 7s 6d, by far the highest in the town.30
     David appeared on the 1786 State Census of Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.31
     David appeared on the 1790 Federal Census of Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of one male over 16 (himself), and one females (may have been his wife, or one of his younger daughters.)17
     David died on 15 Feb 1792 in Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, at age 63.8,9,10 He was buried in Old St. Peter's Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.11,12
     David died intestate (without leaving a will). Letters of administration for his estate were issued on 21 Mar 1792 to his son George.22
     The inventory of his personal property was filed with the court 10 Mar 1792. It listed over 100 items, mostly minor household items and tools, with a total value of £323 6s 10d, a considerable sum. It suggests he had given up active farming. There was only one horse, the most valuable single item listed at £22 10s, one cow, and one hog. Other valuable items included a "house clock" at £7, a tin plate stove at £5, and two beds and bed steads totaling £10 10s. There was some produce, including 45 bushels of corn, 15 of oats, and 6 of wheat. There were several barrels of spirits, including gin and whiskey, and wine. Nearly half the value of his personal estate consisted of "notes and book accounts" valued at £150, and £13 10s 3d in cash.32
     On 15 Jul 1794 George filed his account of the administration of his father's estate with the Dauphin Co. Orphan's Court. He reported a balance remaining of £20 12s 7p. The report was approved by the court, which then directed that he distribute it "according to law" after deducting 12s as the expense of the court.33

Children:
     Children with Catherine Klingenmyer:

  • Conrad Toot34 (1 Jan 1755 - )
  • David Toot35,34,36 (6 Jan 1756 - 1788)
  • Catharine Toot37,34,38 (15 Sep 1757 - Mar 1804)
  • Col. George Frederick Toot39,34,40 (3 Aug 1759 - 25 Jan 1813)
  • Sophia Toot41,34,38 (1 Mar 1761 - )
  • Magdalena Toot34,38 (17 Dec 1762 - )
  • Anna Maria Amelia Toot34,38 (11 Jan 1764 - 29 Dec 1858)
  • Elizabeth Toot34,38 (1 Sep 1766 - )
  • Margaret Toot34,38,42 (1 Apr 1768 - 29 Dec 1782)
  • Adam Toot34,38,43 (5 Nov 1770 - 14 Apr 1839)
  • Eve Toot34 (5 Nov 1770 - )
  • Sarah Toot34,38,3 (23 Jan 1772 - 8 Nov 1841)
  • Simon Toot44,34 (10 Mar 1774 - )
  • Nancy Toot34 (1775 - )

Citations

  1. [S6434] David and Daniel Dutt baptism record, 19 Jan 1729, Mischbuch, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde, Weissach.
  2. [S6453] Strassburger, and Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, pg 475, shows name as David Dütte.
  3. [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895.
  4. [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 26, shows year, as 1726, and country as Germany.
  5. [S6424] Egle, Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical, pg 18, shows year, as 1726, and country as Germany; pg 279, "Some Old Tomb-stone Inscriptions," shows year, as 1732.
  6. [S6451] Orphans Court Dockets, York Co., Pennsylvania, B:211, order to administrator in estate of Conrad Klingenmyer 22 Mar 1769, shows her as his wife.
  7. [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family," shows married.
  8. [S6424] Egle, Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical, pg 18, shows date and town, as Middletown.
  9. [S6424] Egle, Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical, pg 279, "Some Old Tomb-stone Inscriptions," shows date.
  10. [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family," shows date.
  11. [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family," shows cemetery as "Old St. Peter's Cemetery," town, and county, as Dauphin.
  12. [S6424] Egle, Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical, pg 18, shows place as "old Lutheran graveyard in that borough" referring to Middletown.
  13. [S6426] Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, vol XVII, pp 348-9, shows ship, master, and qualification date.
  14. [S6453] Strassburger, and Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, pg 475, shows ship, master, date of oath.
  15. [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895, shows David immigrated at age 15, with his father.
  16. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, records for David Tutt, Catharine Tutt, George Frederick Tutt, and Sophia Tutt, shows father's name as David Tutt.
  17. [S6435] David Toot household, 1790 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.
  18. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, pg 456, shows name as David Toot.
  19. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, records for David Tutt, Catharine Tutt, George Frederick Tutt, and Sophia Tutt, shows them all baptised 14 Jun 1761.
  20. [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family," shows they moved about 1774.
  21. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for Simond Dutt, shows him baptized 24 Apr 1774.
  22. [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family,."
  23. [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 26, shows he kept an inn.
  24. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, pg 456, shows him as late of Middletown, an innkeeper.
  25. [S6465] Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, vol XIII, pp 393-6.
  26. [S6467] Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives - Fifth Series, pg 1147.
  27. [S6467] Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives - Fifth Series, pp 1114-5.
  28. [S6425] Toot, "Dutt-Dutte-Tutt-Toot Family," shows return date.
  29. [S6437] David Toot household, 1779 Pennsylvania Septennial Census, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Paxton.
  30. [S6466] Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, vol XVII, pg 571, 1779 Effective Supply Tax Paxton Twp.; pg 740, 1782 Returns, Middletown.
  31. [S6438] David Toot household, 1779 Pennsylvania Septennial Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, Middletown.
  32. [S6515] David Toot, Dauphin Co. Pennsylvania loose probate records.
  33. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, pp 456-7.
  34. [S6470] Janet Welsh, "Family of David Toot" notes, list labeled "Bible record owned by Mrs. R. A. Norman."
  35. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for David Tutt.
  36. [S6424] Egle, Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical, pg 18.
  37. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for Catharine Tutt.
  38. [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 27.
  39. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for George Frederick Tutt.
  40. [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 26.
  41. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for Sophia Tutt.
  42. [S974] Egle, Notes and Queries- Third Series, vol I, pg 64.
  43. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
  44. [S6428] "York County, Pennsylvania, 1733-1800: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church," Ancestry.com, record for Simond Dutt.