Lafayette Tuttle
22-Oct-1797, MA


LAFAYETTE TUTTLE, born 22-Oct-1797 in Sunderland, MA;
son of John TUTTLE born 8-Apr-1763 & Sarah BROAD born 1763;
moved in 1804 to Palmyra, Portage County, OH, with his parents;
died 24-Oct-1848 in Sunderland, MA.

Red Arrow Biographical Note, below.

Married 1819 in Portage County, OH, to Rebecca WHITE;
born 12-Mar-1798 in New Brighton, Beaver County, PA;
daughter of John WHITE born c1778 & Mary __?__;
died 15-Apr-1857 in Edinburg, Portage County, OH.

Children of Lafayette & Rebecca:

  1. Alva Tuttle, born 17-Jun-1821;
  2. Melinda Tuttle, born 1823; married 1843 to Samuel M. GILBERT, 4 children;
  3. Betsy Tuttle, born 1825;
  4. - 5. twins:
    Royal Jefferson Tuttle, born 28-Feb-1828; served with Michigan units in Civil War;
    Riley Jackson Tuttle, born 28-Feb-1828;
  5. Philena Tuttle, born 1830;
  6. Marcus Tuttle, born 1831; served with Michigan units in Civil War;
  7. Red Ball Hiram Asa Tuttle, born 3-Nov-1832; married 20-Sep-1854 in Edinburg, OH, to Nancy M. McCOMBS, 2 children; died 19-Mar-1890 in Edinburg, OH.
  8. Elijah E. Tuttle, born c1837-39; married 15-Apr-1860 to Elizabeth STEVENS, 4 children;


Alva, Melinda, Royal, Riley (standing) , Marcus, Philena Tuttle

Biographical Note, "History of Portage County, Ohio", 1885:

"LAFAYETTE TUTTLE, an early pioneer of the town of Edinburg, was born in Massachusetts in 1797, the third son of John Tuttle by first wife.  He came with his parents to Palmyra, Portage Co., Ohio, when but seven years old.  He was married in after years to Rebecca White, of Pennsylvania, and settled in the northeast corner of Edinburg.  He was a blacksmith by trade, and being raised in Ohio when it was a dense forest, commenced life with an iron will to overcome all the obstacles which an early pioneer had to endure.  The first district school in that quarter of town was taught by a Miss Emla Wilcok, of Deerfield, in the year 1826, the school being held in a small blacksmith shop owned by Lafayette Tuttle.  He died at the age of fifty-two years, being then the owner of a large farm of about 300 acres of land, on which he had erected a sawmill and grist-mill on the banks of the stream known as Silver Creek. 

"Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Tuttle were both members of the Methodist Church.  They reared a family of nine children, six boys and three girls, most of whom have gone West to partake the joys and sorrows of pioneer life.  Hiram Tuttle is now the only one of the family residing in Edinburg Township, born November 3, 1832.  He was married September 22, 1854, to N. Margaret McCombs, born in Pennsylvania in 1835, daughter of John and Nancy McCombs, who settled in this county in a very early day and remained until the father’s death.  His widow resides with her son-in-law.  Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle have two children: Ellen A., wife of Nathan I. Thompson, and Arthur H.  Mr. Tuttle is a carpenter and joiner by trade, but has engaged in farming for several years and owns eighty acres of land where he and his family reside.  He is a member of the I.O.O.F.  Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."

Listed in the U.S. Census of 1830 for Edinburg, Portage County, OH:

USC 1830 under 5 5-10y 10-15y 15-19y 20's 30's 40's 50's
white male 2 1 - - - 1 - -
white female 2 1 - - - 1 - -

Listed in U.S. Census of 1840 for Edinburg, Portage County, OH:

USC 1840 under 5 5-10y 10-15y 15-19y 20's 30's 40's 50's
white male 2 1 2 1 - - 1 -
white female - 1 1 1 - - 1 -

Listed in U.S. Census of 1850 for Edinburg, Portage County, OH:

Rebecca Tuttle, age 52 of PA; Royal J. Tuttle, age 22; Hiram Tuttle, age 17; Philena Tuttle, age 20; Marcus Tuttle, age 19; Elijah Tuttle, age 10; children born in OH.


  • transcribed from "Tuttle and Tuthill Lines in America" compiled by Alva M. Tuttle,
    Columbus, OH; published privately in 1968;
  • Personal photograph collection of Mrs. Martha Baumann Tuttle, 1876-1957;
  • Daughters of the American Revolution publications;
  • Item from the genealogical column of the Hartford Times;
  • "The Palmyra Tuttles", a manuscript by Harley A. Tuttle, 1922, in possession in 1954 of Glen G. Tucker of Warren, OH;
  • "History of Sunderland, Mass", Smith, 1899;
  • "History of Portage County, Ohio", published by Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885;
  • Letters written in 1896 to George F. Tuttle by Mrs. William Wall of Allegany, PA;
  • LDS Family Search Ancestral File AFN:1K6G-F4S and related entries;
  • "Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve", edited by Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensellelaer Wickham, 1896; Cleveland Centennial Commission, Cleveland, OH;

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