Of the first generation of the Corthell family in America there are records somewhat contradictory. Robert Corthell appears at Hingham, Mass., at the commencement of the eighteenth century. Nothing earlier of him seems to be known. He married Oct. 13, 1708, Deborah, daughter of Benjamin and Deborah Tower, his wife being born in Hingham in February, 1685. Robert Corthell died March 5, 1737-38, aged fifty-two years.
HOADLEY, Martha Todd8, (Ezra L.7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1825, married Nov. 26, 1848, Robert, son of Artemus and Alma (Frisbie) Hoadley, who was born March 25, 1826. They lived in Ansonia, Conn. He was a machinist and perfected several inventions on which he took out patents. Children: I. Edgar, b. July 8, 1851, d. Aug., 1851. II. Frank Edgar, b. Oct. 27, 1852; in 1919, he was living at 125 South Cliff St., Ansonia, Conn. III. Kate Florence, b. Dec. 22, 1854; lived in Ansonia, Conn.; unmarried. IV. Martha Annetta, b. Jan. 19,