John J Waldo Jr


Personal and Family Information

John was born on 16 FEB 1762 in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, the son of John Waldo and Jemima Abbott.

He died on 10 DEC 1840 in Harrison County, Virginia (now W. VA).

His wife was Peace Bull, who he married on 15 JAN 1786 in Hoosick Falls, New York. Their eleven known children were Gamaliel (1788-1865), Phipps (1786-1832), Pauline (1791-1885), Jemima (1793-1863), Luna (1793-1858), Sarah (1799-1884), Lucinda (1801-1860), Hulda (1804-1894), Anna (1806-1891), Amy B (1808-1888) and Polly (1811-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


John J Waldo Jr


John Waldo


Deacon Edward Waldo


John Waldo


Rebecca Adams


Thankful Dimmock


Jemima Abbott



Birth16 FEB 1762
Place: Windham, Windham County, Connecticut
Death10 DEC 1840
Place: Harrison County, Virginia (now W. VA)


Note 1


Feb. 16, 1762


Windham County

Connecticut, USA


Dec. 10, 1840


Harrison County

West Virginia, USA

Genealogy of the Waldo family: descendants of Cornelius Waldo of Ipswich, Mass., p. 264-265).

JOHN J. WALDO was born on 16 February 1762 at Windham, Windham County, Connecticut; Family Bible shows birth date as Jan. 15. He was the son of John Waldo and Jemima Abbott. John J. Waldo married Peace Bull, daughter of Isaac Bull, on 15 January 1786. John J. Waldo died on 10 December 1840 at Bridgeport, Harrison County, Virginia, at age 78; now West Virginia. He is generally called John J., probably having taken the middle initial to distinguish him from his father. From the United States Pension Rolls we learn, not only that he was a Revolutionary soldier, but that he lived in Albany County, N.Y., after leaving Windham. He made an application for a pension, Aug. 21, 1832, at which time he was 70 years old and residing in Harrison County, VA. His pension was allowed, at the rate of $29.34 per annum, to commence March 4, 1831. In his application his service is set forth as follows:--

"The he volunteered in the Month of May, 1778, in a company under the command of Capt. Thomas Brown; that he marched from Albany County, New York, the place of his residence, to Parmer Town in said State; remained there some time and was discharged, having served one month. In the Spring of 1779 he again volunteered in a company commanded by Capt. James Hadlock, Maj. Joel Abbott, Col. John Van Rensellaer, and marched to Saratoga, from thence to Fort Edward, from thence to Fort George, from thence to Ticonderoga and from there to Lake Champlain, thence back to Fort George and there discharged, having served three months and fifteen days. In the August following he again volunteered in a company commanded by Capt. Hadlock, Lieut. Wm. Brace, Maj. Joel Abbott, marched to Fort Edward, from thence to Fort Ann, thence to Skeinsborough, thence back to Fort Ann, thence to Fort Edward, and there discharged, having served three months. In November following he again volunteered in a company under the command of James Hadlock, Maj. Joel Abbott, Col. John VanRensellaer, Gen. John Williams, marched to Black Creek, Washington County, N.Y., from thence to Salem and discharged, having served one month.

"During the war his residence was in the neighborhood of many disaffected persons. The company to which he belonged was held in constant readiness and was considered what was then called minute-men; held themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning and continued in that attitude until the close of the war. He was never directly engaged in any battle but was within hearing of the guns at Battle of Bennington and was on guard three days after the battle was fought.

"From the State of New York he removed to Harrison County, Virginia." Date not given.

Family tradition says that he was captured by the Indians in his youth and was held prisoner by them for a long while, during which time he learned the Indian method of treating disease, which method he later practiced and thus acquired the title of Doctor. He was also a Baptist preacher. He removed to Harrison County, Va., in 1794 or '96 with his father, and lived at Bridgeport. He married, Jan. 15, 1786, Peace, daughter of Isaac Bull; born Nov. 2, 1767, probably in Albany County, N.Y; died Nov. 4, 1841, at Shinnston, Va., at the home of her daughter, Jemima Gifford, with whom she lived after her husband's death.

June 19, 1795, John J. Waldo and Peace, his wife, of Hoosick, N.Y., sold to Benjamin Walworth of Hoosick, for £1000 current money of New York, a farm of 200 acres with dwelling house in Hoosick. It was probably at this time that they removed to Virginia(West Virginia).