Birth: March 10, 1772 in
Death: June 28, 1841 in Geauga
Bezaleel Waste, Jr. married Diadama
Hayford on Dec. 2, 1793 in Somerset, Windham County, Vermont.
She was the daughter of Samuel Hayford (changed from Hefford
in the 18th Century) and Diadama Bishop of Hanover & Pembroke,
Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Bezaleel and Diadama moved to
Hague, New York (near Fort Ticonderoga). Bezaleel is listed in
the 1810 Federal census as a resident of Hague.
During the War of 1812, he served
in the 23 Regiment (Cook's) of the New York Militia in the rank
of private. His brother Uri Waste and son Ira Charles Waste served
in the same regiment.
Bezaleel returned to Somerset, Vermont
after the War of 1812.
Later, the family moved to Geauga
County, Ohio. Bezaleel and Diadama had ten children. Some of
them remained in Ohio where they raised families of their own.
Some of their children left Ohio for Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Bezaleel, Jr., died on June 28, 1841
in Geauga County, Ohio. After his death, his wife Diadama Waste
moved in January, 1858 to nearby Mayfield, Ohio, near present-day
South Vermont and
Lake George-Ticonderoga area
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Birth: about 1774 in Plymouth,
Death: after 1858, in Ohio
Bezaleel Waste, Jr. married Diadama
Hayford on Dec. 2, 1793, in Somerset, Windham County, Vermont.
Diadama was the daughter of Samuel
Hayford (changed from Hefford in the 18th Century) and Diadama
Bishop of Hanover & Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
The following material is new to my
research project but in fact has been in our family a long time.
It is very significant information that will need to be fully
integrated with my previous findings. - Ed.
The Third Generation
From "The Waste Family"
Compiled by Robert
W. Waste, 1960
(reproduced as originally
Bezaleel Waste, Jr. was born on March
10, 1772 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where both his father and
grandfather were also born. Here he lived until he was 6 years
Then the family moved to Wilmington,
Vermont in 1778. And at 16, in 1788, he moved with them again
to Hague in upstate New York. Here he remained until 1809.
In 1793, at the age of 21, he married
and settled in Somerset, Vermont. As transportation started to
become faster and easier on better roads, New Englanders traveled
more and further from the places where they were born.
Of this family, Ira Charles Waste
was born in Somerset, Richard Waste in Hague, and Zelotus in
Utica, N.Y. The children of this generation migrated like pioneers
to Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The cry "Westward Ho!"
However, Bezaleel, Jr. spent most
of his busy, productive life in or near Somerset. He died in
or near Mayfield, Cuyahoga County, north-east Ohio on June 28,
1841. He was 69 years old.
He married DIADAMA HAYFORD on December
2, 1793, in Somerset, Vermont. Her parents were Samuel and Diadama
Bishop Hayford of Hanover, Massachusetts. She was born in Massachusetts
and lived in Mayfield, Ohio after her husband's death. Her family
name was changed from Hefford to Hayford about 1700.
Bezaleel Jr. and Diadama Hayford
Waste had 10 children:
IRA CHARLES WASTE (1795-1873) (Our
Deborah Waste (1796-18??).
Warren Waste (1798-1859), wed Fannie
Tabor; ch. Eliza, Frances.
Richard Waste (1800-1874), wed Rispah
Hayford; Eli, Jane, Charles.
Zelotus Waste (1803-1862), wed Eliza
Jane Canfield; ch. Ollie.
Luke Waste ((1809-1884), wed Hannah
Pratt; Bill, John, Debbie, Clarinda.
Chloe Waste (1812-1860), wed James
Hayford; daughter Emma.
Bezaleel Waste, the Third.
Somerset, Windham County, Vermont
(pop. approx. 10 lies 16 miles west of Brattleboro, near the
Massachusetts border on the south, and gleams like a ruby in
a green setting of woodlands unchanged by the world. Being less
than 6 miles square, this township ranks as Vermont's 2nd smallest
town. It is mostly owned by the New England Power Association.
This mountainous historic village, at 2,000 feet elevation, is
located near the Somerset Reservoir and the Deerfield River.
It was first settled in 1761.
"Each October the scarlet and
gold of the Maples, burning along ridge and vale," described
the WPA Writer's Program book, Vermont - a Guide to the Green
Mountain State, "are softened by the brown and pale yellow
of Elms and Birches, and darkened by somber Pines."
The Western Reserve
of Ohio, 1826
Children of Bezaleel
and Diadama Waste
The story of Bezaleel Waste, Jr.'s family
includes Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties located in northeast Ohio.
The old outline of the counties can be seen in this 1826 map.
Geauga, pronounced Gee-Aw'-Guh, is an Indian word meaning "Racoon".
Ira Charles Waste, born Jan 25, 1795 in Windham County, Vermont.
He married twice, first to Jane M. Hogle, then to Nancy Ann Donahue.
Ira was the father of eight children - all boys. One was them
was my great-great-grandfather, John Jackson Waste. The family
lived in both Ohio and Wisconsin. Ira died Nov. 6, 1873 in Ohio.
Here is a page about my great-great-great-grandfather
Ira Charles Waste.
Deborah Waste, born June 25, 1796 in
Somerset, Windham County, Vermont.
Warren Waste, aka Warren Waist, born
Aug. 11, 1798 in Lake George, Warren, New York. In 1850, both
Warren and his brother Luke's families were living in Willoughby,
Lake Co., Ohio. Warren died in 1859.
There is more to Warren's story involving
the 1832 tarring and feathering of Joseph Smith, the founder
Here is a page about Warren
Richard Waste, born June 14, 1800 in
Lake George, Warren Co., New York. He died on Aug. 15, 1874.
Zelotus Ray Waste, born April 7, 1803
in Utica, Oneida County, New York. He married Eliza Jane Nevins,
born in 1828. The 1840 census lists Zelotus as a resident of
Chester, Geauga County, Ohio. They had a daughter named Olive
Lavina Waste. Olive Waste married Nelson Byron Keeney in 1865
(he was born in Geauga Co., Ohio). Zelotus Waste died in 1862.
After his death his widow, Eliza, married Nelson Byron Keeney's
father Marvin Keeney. It was a 2nd marriage for both of them.
Eliza died in 1917.
Luke Waste, born Nov. 9, 1809 in
Hague, Warren County, New York. He married Hannah Pratt on Aug.
4, 1803 in Greenwhich, Washington County, New York. They moved
to Mayfield and later Willoughby, Ohio. Finally, Luke and Hannah
Waste and their children settled in Plainview, Wabasha Co., Minnesota.
Luke died on Dec. 16, 1884 in Plainview.
Here is a page about Luke
Mason Waste, born about 1810 in Hague,
Warren County, New York.
Chloe Waste, born about 1812 in Hague,
Warren County, New York. She married James Hayford on Feb. 29,
1832. Chloe died on Sept. 30, 1860.
Diadama Waste, born about 1814 in Hague,
Warren County, New York. She married David J. Clark on Sept.
19, 1847 in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Bezaleel Waste, born about 1816 in Hague,
Warren County, New York.
Bezaleel, Jr. and Diadama
Waste lived 6 generations before mine.
Bezaleel, Jr. died on June 28, 1841
in Geauga County, Ohio. Years later, his wife Diadama moved in
January, 1858 to nearby Mayfield, Ohio (near present-day Cleveland)