Henry Hayes Doolittle1,2,3

ID# 9479, (1821 - 1902)
FatherPhilo Doolittle4,5,1 (1 Oct 1793 - 19 Jan 1862)
MotherHarriet E. Hayes1,5,6 (abt 1805 - 11 Aug 1837)

Key Events:

Birth: 29 May 1821, Burlington, Vermont7,8,9
Marriage: Eliza C. Mayo, 25 Mar 1847, Burlington, Vermont10,11,12
Death: 5 Mar 1902, Burlington, Vermont13,14
Burial: 7 Mar 1902, Elmwood Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont1

Spouse:Eliza C. Mayo (about 1821 - 4 Oct 1859)
     Children:

  • Charles Henry Doolittle31 (abt Mar 1848 - 21 Sep 1848)
  • William F. Doolittle32,33,34 (25 Jan 1850 - May 1919)
  • Mary Catlin Doolittle33,35,2 (Nov 1853 - 28 Apr 1905)
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Henry Hayes Doolittle was born on 29 May 1821 in Burlington, Vermont.7,8,9 He was probably the male under age 5 to 10 listed in the household of his father, Philo Doolittle, in the 1830 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont.15
     His mother died on 11 Aug 1837, when Henry was 16 years old.16,17 He was probably the male age 15 to 20 listed in the household of his father in the 1840 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont.18
     Henry married Eliza C. Mayo, daughter of Henry Mayo and Abigail Cobb, on 25 Mar 1847 in Burlington, Vermont, with Rev. J. K. Convese officiating.10,11,12
     Henry and Eliza appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, enumerated 20 Aug 1850, reporting no real estate owned. Their son William was listed as living with them, as were Margaret Devet, age 22 and Margaret Patterson, age 19, both from Ireland, and John Atkins, age 13 and birthplace unknown, all shown with no occupation. George Perkins, an 19-year-old laborer was also listed.19
     His wife died on 4 Oct 1859.20,21
     Henry appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, enumerated 2 Jul 1860, reporting no real estate but personal estate of $7,000. His children William and Mary were listed as living with him, as were Briget Gilligan, age 30, and Margaret Sullivan, age 26, both servants from Ireland.22
     He was in the hardware business from an early age, first under the name of Davy & Doolittle, then as Strong & Doolittle. He later conducted the business by himself. He was forced to retire about 1864 because of failing health.1,23,24
     Henry appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, enumerated 13 Jun 1870, reporting no real estate but personal estate of $5,000. His children William and Mary were listed as living with him, as were Briget Gilligan, now reported as age 35 and as housekeeper, James Bradshaw, age 66 and listed as a boarder, and Samuel B. Whitney, a 28-year-old music teacher.2
     After his retirement from full-time work he served as city treasurer for a time. He also worked as bookkeeper for the hardware firm Ripley & Holton, and then for the department store The Old Bee Hive. Failing eyesight forced him to totally retire about 1890.25,26,27,28
     He lived for many years at Pine St. & Bank St., until moving in with his daughter and her husband.1
     Henry appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, on Pearl St., enumerated 12 Jun 1880. His daughter Mary was listed as living with him, with her husband, Nelson W. Chamberlin, and their children Harry and Mary Ann. Also listed were Briget Gilligan, now reported as age 44 and as a servant, and two other servants, Nora McCarthy, age 21 from Ireland, and Eliza Ward, age 17 from Vermont.29
     Henry appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, in the household of his daughter Mary and her husband, Nelson W. Chamberlin, and their four children and two servants.30
     Henry died on 5 Mar 1902 in Burlington, Vermont, at age 80, at the home of his daughter Mary.13,14 He was buried on 7 Mar 1902 in Elmwood Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont.1

Citations

  1. [S7871] Henry H. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times.
  2. [S7868] Henry H. Doolittle household, 1870 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  3. [S7874] William F. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times, shows name as H. Hayes Doolitttle.
  4. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, record for Henry H. Doolittle death, by Burlington town clerk.
  5. [S3451] Hemenway, Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, embracing a History of each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military, I:640.
  6. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, record for Henry H. Doolittle death, by Burlington town clerk, shows mother's name as Eliza. [Eliza was Philo's second wife, sister of Harriet]
  7. [S7871] Henry H. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times, shows date and city.
  8. [S7847] H. H. Doolittle household, 1850 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows age 29 and state.
  9. [S7870] Nelson E. Chamberlin household, 1900 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows month, year, age 79, and state.
  10. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, record for Henry H. Doolittle and Eliza C. Mayo, by Burlington town clerk, shows date and officiant.
  11. [S7871] Henry H. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times, shows year, as 1848.
  12. [S7847] H. H. Doolittle household, 1850 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  13. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, record for Henry H. Doolittle death, by Burlington town clerk, shows date.
  14. [S7871] Henry H. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times, shows yesterday, at daughter's home.
  15. [S7876] Philo Doolittle household, 1830 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  16. [S3451] Hemenway, Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, embracing a History of each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military, I:640, shows date, as 1st.
  17. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 101233243, Harriet Emily Hayes Doolittle, shows date, as 11th, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  18. [S7877] Philo Doolittle household, 1840 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  19. [S7847] H. H. Doolittle household, 1850 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  20. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 107886219, Eliza Mayo Doolittle, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  21. [S7871] Henry H. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times, shows year.
  22. [S7867] H. H. Doolittle household, 1860 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  23. [S7847] H. H. Doolittle household, 1850 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows occupation as merchant.
  24. [S7867] H. H. Doolittle household, 1860 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows occupation as hardware.
  25. [S7868] Henry H. Doolittle household, 1870 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows occupation as city treasurer.
  26. [S7871] Henry H. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times, shows bookkeeping and full retirement "some ten years ago."
  27. [S7869] H. H. Doolittle household, 1880 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows occupation as bookkeeper.
  28. [S7870] Nelson E. Chamberlin household, 1900 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows occupation as capitalist.
  29. [S7869] H. H. Doolittle household, 1880 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  30. [S7870] Nelson E. Chamberlin household, 1900 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  31. [S7872] Charles Henry Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press.
  32. [S7847] H. H. Doolittle household, 1850 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  33. [S7867] H. H. Doolittle household, 1860 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  34. [S7874] William F. Doolittle obituary, The Burlington Free Press and Times.
  35. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, record for Nelson W. Chamberlin and Mary C. Doolittle marriage, by Burlington town clerk.