By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | December 11, 2018
People who lived to an advanced age were of great interest formerly, as they are now.
DIED. In Milton, N.H., Widow Patience Clements, aged 101 years and 6 months (Middlebury Free Press (Middlebury, VT), July 22, 1830).
Patience Bunker, daughter of John Bunker, married (1st), after 1753, John Twombly, Jr., who died in 1764. (She was his second wife). She married (2nd), circa 1768, John Clements, who died in Dover, NH, May 8, 1776.
“Patience Clements of Dover, widow, quit claim to Andrew Torr of Dover, all right to piece of land where I now live,” being part of her thirds “in the estate of John Twombly late of Dover deceased” 6 June 1792 (Strafford County Deeds, 87:321). (A widow was entitled to a life-estate in one-third of her late husband’s estate).
Other sources say that Patience died “at the house of Jonathan Nute, Esq.,” June 12, 1830. There was no such Milton household at that time, although the household headed by Jotham Nute did have one female, aged over 100 years (the only person in town in that age range), at the time of the Fifth (1830) Federal Census: June 1, 1830. (She died less than two weeks after the enumeration).
Jotham Nute, Esq., was a Revolutionary veteran, who had served with Ralph Farnham and Enoch Wingate. His wife, Sarah (Twombly) Nute, was a daughter of Patience Clements, i.e., the widow Patience ((Bunker) Twombly) Clements died in the Milton household of her daughter and son-in-law.
They must have had some tales to tell around the fireplace.