WILLIAM STICKNEY, the first settler, was the ancestor of nearly all who have since borne that name in America. It is inferred from records procured in England for the author, by Horatio G. Somerby, Esq., that he was the William, who is mentioned as baptized in St. Mary’s Church, Frampton, Lincolnshire, England, September 6, 1592, and the son of William Stickney of Frampton, who was baptized December 30, 1558, and married, June 16, 1585, Margaret Peirson, and the grandson of Robert Stickney of Frampton, who made his will October 3, and was buried October 18, 1582.

Stickney MonumentHe and his wife Elizabeth and three children, Samuel, Amos and Mary (who were probably baptized in England), were among the original settlers of Rowley, Mass. In the town books of Rowley it is recorded that William Stickney was buried January 25, 1665. Read More

SAMUEL STICKNEY, eldest son of “William and Elizabeth, was born in England in 1633; m. 1st in Rowley, 2, 18, 1653, Julian Swan, -who died in Bradford between the years 1670 and 1673. He m. 2d in Bradford, April 6, 1674, Prudence (Leaver) Gage. Samuel Stickney came with his father first to Boston, thence to Rowley, and lived with him till he was twenty-one years of age ; he then received his portion of his father’s estate, and married Julian Swan. Lieut. Samuel Stickney died in Bradford in the year 1709. Read More

SAMUEL STICKNEY, b. in Rowley, 2, 5, 1663, bapt. there April 4, 1675, m. Mary dau. of Abraham and Elizabeth (Langhorne) Heseltine, who was born in Rowley, April 30,
1672. Samuel Stickney died in Bradford ; his gravestone still standing in the burial ground there bears the inscription, “Samuel Stickney died Dec. 30, 1714, in 51 year of his age.” Read More

RICHARD STICKNEY, b. in Bradford, May 9, 1709 ; m. Mary , who d. in Stoughton, Nov. 20, 1745. He was m. 2d., in Stoughton, by Rev. Samuel Dunbar, Dec. 16, 1746, to Susannah Tucker. May 7, 1716. He received his share of his father’s personal estate. [Essex Prob. 11 : 190.] April 5, 1731. Richard Stickney of Lexington, Mass., Laborer, for £201, sells his brother Samuel [42], of Bradford, his right and title in the real and personal estate of his father, Samuel Stickney [12], late of Bradford, dec’d. [Essex Deeds, 95: 87.] He was living in Stoughton, May 3, 1757, and enlisted (with his son Solomon) to serve in the old French War, in Major Stephen Miller’s Company of Militia” and Alarm Men, in Col. Miller’s Regiment. [Mass. Archives.] Seven children: Mary 1 (d. Feb. 12, 1736); Bethiah (d. Feb. 13, 1736); Solomon (b. Jan. 27, 1735 ; d. Mch. I, 1736); Solomon (b. Feb. 5, 1737; m. Abigail Pitcher, Aug. 25, 1761); Jonas (b. June 21, 1741; d. Oct. 14, 1758); John (b. Mch. 31, 1744; m. Elizabeth Howard, Dec. 26, 1765); Mary (b. Oct. 8, 1745 ; m. Richard Hixon)

JOHN STICKNEY, musician, b. in Stoughton, Mass., in 1742; d. in South Hadley, Mass., in 1826. Read his full biography HERE.

CALEB HOWARD STICKNEY, b. in South Hadley, April 1, 1787; m. Nov. 21, 1816, Sally Graves. She d. March 9, 1863. He studied medicine with Dr. Elihu Dwight, settled in Norwich (now Huntington, Mass.), where he practiced for thirty-three years. “Was admitted a Fellow of the Mass. Medical Society, 1819. He died in Norwich, October 4, 1842.

JOHN GRAVES STICKNEY, b. in Norwich, now Huntington, July 3, 1819 ; m. Sept. 7, 1843, Sarah B. Cady. He was an engineer at the Juvenile Asylum, Station M., New York City.

John Wallace Stickney, b. 15 March 1845 in Windsor (Berkshire, Massachusetts). He was member of the Mutual Hook & Ladder Company in Waterbury, CT. He married Ellen M. Holland on 2 November 1868 in Manhattan. He seems to have had three children with Ellen – Maud (b. 1870), John (b. 1872) and Ellen Augusta (b. 1873). Following her death, John married for a second time, to Emma A Meschutte on 10 September 1878. They would have two more children together, Sophie M (b. 1881) and Emma G (b. 1883). John died on 1 February 1900 in Brooklyn (Death Certificate #2052, Kings County).

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Ellen Augusta Stickney, b. 1 September 1873 in Waterbury (New Haven, Connecticut). Ellen would marry Daniel Philip Boehm on 25 November 1891 in Brooklyn, where the couple would live their entire married life.


Much of the content on this page is taken from The Stickney family : a genealogical memoir of the descendants of William and Elizabeth Stickney, from 1637 to 1869. 

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