Meet the family!

orcutt-family-tree-for-webpage-001This is the story of one Orcutt family in America. Having arrived by 1663, the generations saw most of American history firsthand. Throughout the ages, the Orcutt’s appear to have been hard-working, god-fearing, responsible citizens.

A couple themes might be found throughout the generations. From the time that fourth-generation Caleb proudly passed down his joining tools, the Orcutt men seem to have been skilled carpenters. Secondly, in many cases, they seem to have attracted wives from interesting, respected families. For this reason, where possible, information has been included about the maternal lines that have contributed so much to this family tree.

Click here to read about each of the Orcutt generations:

THE FIRST GENERATION IN AMERICA:  WILLIAM ORCUTT & MARY MARTHA LANE

WILLIAM ORCUTT II & JANE WASHBURN, HANNAH SMITH, HANNAH NEWTON:  THE SECOND GENERATION

CALEB ORCUTT & MEHITABLE HARVEY:  THE THIRD GENERATION

CALEB ORCUTT & CHLOE PARKER:  THE FOURTH GENERATION

BASSETT ORCUTT & PATIENCE LITTLE:  THE FIFTH GENERATION

JAMES M. ORCUTT & BETSEY TREADWELL:  THE SIXTH GENERATION

ORSON B. ORCUTT & ADELINE KAUFFMAN:  THE SEVENTH GENERATION

ORRIN JAY ORCUTT & HATTIE M. WILKS:  THE EIGHTH GENERATION

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7 thoughts on “Meet the family!

  1. Welcome to the geneablogging community! William Orcutt and Mary Lane, as well as John Washburn and Elizabeth Mitchell, were my 9th great-grandparents. I am descended through John and Mary (Beal) Orcutt and Samuel and Deborah (Packard) Washburn. I’m looking forward to your blog posts for more insight into my collateral lines. Please check out my blog, Pine Trees and Pedigrees, at http://pinetreesandpedigrees.blogspot.com.

    Kathy McCracken, The Down East Genealogist

  2. Thank you so much for all this information. I share this line of Orcutt’s. Henry Orcutt, brother to Orson, is my Great-Great Grandpa. I appreciate all the research and information you have provided. I look forward to more! 🙂

  3. Are you familiar with William C. Orcutt who was
    b: ca 1812 and married Helen Sabina Sprague ?
    Do you know for sure and with with good source documentation who William’s parents were ?

    Thanks !

    Eric Ray

  4. Hello I am a Orcutt son with this also possibly being also my family line . I was wandering did you ever figure out how William got here . I studied all the ships arrivals and passenger lists and can’t find William although he does marry a woman who had parents or grandparents on the Mayflower or ships around that time . Although some of the ships that sailed lists were lost . What are your thoughts ?

    Also do you believe the Orcutt’s also can be traced from Warwickshire England back to the Urquarts of Scottland who were the Sheriffs of Cromarty and builders of Urquart castle and owners or Castle
    Craig and Craigston Castle . I also traced the Urquarts to possibly the Staurts , Mary Queen of Scott’s and to early British Royalty that could possibly mean we are related to Prince William and Harry through Diana’s Spencer’s family side ?

    • Sorry, no further news on how William arrived in America. I understand that some Orcutts left Scotland for England long ago. That could have been the migration route of our Orcutt ancestors. I’m planning to visit Scotland soon, although I don’t know that that will reveal the information that we’d like to have. I’ll post anything I discover!

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