- Born: 31 Jul 1736, New Haven, Connecticut 805
- Marriage (1): Mayhew Daggett in 1753 in Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess, New York 794,902,903
- Died: 1776-1787, Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co., New York at age 40
An 18 year old Esther Atwater moved from the 'big city' of New Haven to the 'Northeast' of Dutchess county in1754. She was the fifth child in the family and seven more would be born to her parents. She evidently met and married the 24 year old Mayhew Daggett soon after arriving at her new home, and he may have been an apprentice blacksmith with her father.
Her life was full of people. She gave birth to 11 children herself and there were many family connections with her siblings over the years. It's not clear when she died, it could have been anytime in a 20 year span, but more likely it was not long before her husband remarried in 1789. 400
Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 1738-1761, edited by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Esther married Mayhew Daggett, son of Thomas Daggett and Elizabeth Blake, in 1753 in Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess, New York 794,904.,905 (Mayhew Daggett was born 10 Jan 1729/30 in Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA 906,907 and died after 1800.)