Saturday, March 25, 2017

Surname Saturday ~ Thomas CLOUTMAN of Salem, Massachusetts


Thomas Cloutman, my 8th great grandfather, is a mystery.  He is listed in The History of Salem, as a fisherman, and in Newfoundland with Nicholas Chatwell in 1681.  Some accounts say he was from Scotland, but I cannot find any proof. I don't know his parents, place of birth, birth date or death date.  He married Elizabeth Story on 26 July 1672 in Salem and had six children listed in the vital records.  I descend from his youngest son, Joseph Cloutman (1693 – 1743).  The eldest son, Edward (1673 – 1717), settled in New Hampshire, and middle son Thomas (b. 1682) removed to Marblehead.

Joseph Cloutman, my 7th great grandfather, died intestate, and his probate record was file on 28 March 1743.  I cannot find a death record for him.  His wife was Mary Peters, the daughter of Richard and Bethiah Peters of Salem.

My 6th great grandfather, Joseph Cloutman, was born abut 1720 and married Mary Webb in 1747.  They had four children.   They lived on Webb Street, which still exists in Salem, Massachusetts.  I descend from their oldest son, another Joseph Cloutman, born about 1748.  He married Hannah Becket and had seven children all born in Salem.  Their eldest daughter, Mary (1755 – 1853), my 4th great grandmother, married Abijah Hitchings, a Salem shipwright and carpenter.

My CLOUTMAN genealogy:

Generation 1:  Thomas Cloutman, born about 1645 probably in Scotland; married Elizabeth Story on 26 July 1672 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Six children.

Generation 2: Joseph Cloutman, born 19 September 1693 in Salem, died before 28 March 1743 in Salem; married on 14 November 1717 in Salem to Mary Peters, daughter of Richard Peters and Bethiah Unknown.  She was baptized in Salem on 12 September 1697.  One child [?]

Generation 3:  Joseph Cloutman, born about 1720, married on 16 June 1747 in Salem to Mary Webb, daughter of Jonathan Webb and Priscilla Bray.  She was born on 17 December 1724 in Salem and died 21 March 1790 in Salem.  Four children.

Generation 4: Joseph Cloutman, born about 1748 in Salem; married on 20 June 1770 in Salem to Hannah Becket, daughter of John Becket and Rebecca Beadle.  She was born 17 November 1751 in Salem, and died 18 August 1837 in Salem.  Seven children.

Generation 5: Mary Cloutman, born about 1775 in Salem, died 28 November 1853 in Salem; married on 21 December 1795 in Salem to Abijah Hitchings, son of Abijah Hitchings and Mary Gardner.  He was born about 1775 in Lynn and died 26 July 1868 in Salem.  Eleven children.

Generation 6:  Abijah Hitchings m. Eliza Ann Treadwell
Generation 7:  Abijah Franklin Hitchings m. Hannah Eliza Lewis
Generation 8:  Arthur Treadwell Hitchings m. Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Generation 9:  Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ Thomas CLOUTMAN of Salem, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 25, 2017,  ( accessed [access date]). 

1 comment:

  1. I have Thomas Cloutman from Hingham, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, B. 1646 marrying Elizabeth Story in Salem, July 26, 1672 but other histories say Thomas had a brother John, from Aberdeenshire, but it says they came in 1690 to Plymouth. There is a "Cloutman Street" in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and the family was established thereabouts. Perhaps there's a 2nd Thomas Cloutman/Cloudman/Clouteman running around in colonial Massachusetts. Edward Cloutman, son of Thomas, is about my 10th or 11th Great Grandfather. I am John Folsom Cloutman III. I have been extending the Cloutman Tree at If you'd like to see it.