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A Brutal Murder

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on one incident that could have contributed to the breakdown of Elizabeth Tuttle's marriage with Richard Edwards: the murder of her sister Sarah by their own brother Benjamin in ... More


Hardy Puritan Pioneers

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the factors that may have led Elizabeth Tuttle's father, William Tuttle, to leave his ancestral home in the English Midlands and migrate with his puritan family to the New ... More


Introduction

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book offers a new story of Elizabeth Tuttle and reconstructs the circumstances that contributed to the breakdown of her marriage. Tuttle was the paternal grandmother of Jonathan Edwards, the ... More


A Messy Divorce

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the divorce of Elizabeth Tuttle and Richard Edwards. In October 1691, the Connecticut General Assembly finally granted Edwards' petition for divorce. Twice denied by the Court ... More


The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Ava Chamberlain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Who was Elizabeth Tuttle? In most histories she is a footnote, a blip. At best she is a minor villain in the story of Jonathan Edwards, perhaps the greatest American theologian of the colonial era. ... More


Conclusion

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book has reconstructed the factors that likely contributed to the breakdown of Elizabeth Tuttle's marriage to Richard Edwards. In doing so, it has chosen to disregard the genetic question, and ... More


Three Struggling Patriarchs

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the migration of William Edwards and his mother, Anne, from their modest east London home to Hartford, Connecticut, where Richard Edwards was born. In December 1625, Anne ... More


A Criminal Lunatic

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers one tragedy that could have contributed to the breakdown of Elizabeth Tuttle's marriage with Richard Edwards: her younger sister Mercy's murder of her eldest son. Following ... More


Prologue

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This prologue provides a brief background on the breakdown of Elizabeth Tuttle's marriage. It examines the petition for divorce filed by Richard Edwards, Elizabeth's husband, charging her of abuse ... More


The Inheritance

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the inheritance left by Richard Edwards as part of his last will and testament. Richard Edwards did not have a hard time rebuilding his life following his divorce from ... More


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