Doctor George Stillman

Doctor George Stillman

Male 1679 - 1760  (~ 80 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 24 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Stillman 
    Prefix Doctor 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Aug 1679  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1760 
    Person ID I121948  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father George Stillman,   b. Abt 1654, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1728, Wethersfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Jane Pickering,   b. 1659,   d. 1685-1686, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1677 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F49673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah Crandall,   b. 1675, Westerly, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1737, Westerly, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1706 
    Children 
     1. Elisha Stillman,   b. 25 Apr 1722, Westerly Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1796, Westerly Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F49675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • was educated and apprenticed to the trade of tailor when he first moved to the colonies to live with his father in 1689. Not liking that profession, George persuaded his father that he should be a Medical Doctor and returned to England, studied medicine and became known as Doctor George Stileman Pickering. Rejoining his father in around 1700, Doctor George dropped the last name Pickering, took the name of his father - Stillman - moved to Wethersfield with his father, then on to Westerly, Rhode Island, where he was made a freeman or citizen.

      Professor Thomas B. Stillman writes that George Jr. on a journey from Wethersfield to Boston, passed through the town of Westerly, RI, the seat of a Society of Sabbatarians, who observed the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath, and he was much surprised to see the people at their work on Sunday and thought they must be a very deluded set. Upon his return from Boston, he thought he would stop at Westerly and inquire into the matter. Accordingly, he had an interview with their pastor, Elder Thomas Hiscox, but instead of convincing them of error, he became convinced himself and took up his abode with them.

      He purchased a large tract of land in Westerly, situated in the bend of the Pawcatuck
      River, where he settled after his marriage and practiced medicine. Doctor George Stillman was a member of the Westerly Seventh Day Baptist Church where he was appointed lay preacher and served as Clerk of the Church for over 30 years.


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