Mehitable Leach1,2

b. 18 July 1711
Father*David Leach1 d. c 1757
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*18 July 1711Mehitable Leach was born on 18 July 1711 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(4th Sister) Estate and Land19 February 1799When probate was reopened on the estate of Mehitable's brother, Ephraim Leach, on 19 February 1799 in Plymouth County before Judge Joshua Thomas, the judge issued a warrant to Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes, empowering and directing them to take a view of the homestead farm that Ephraim, late of Bridgewater, had died seized of and to divide it into four equal parts or shares, first giving timely notice to all persons interested to be present if they saw cause. The men were further directed to assign and set off one share to the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mehitable Leach, one share to the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mercy Peterson, one share to the heirs of Ephraim's brother David Leach, also deceased, and one share to Ephraim’s sister Abigail (Leach) Keith, the wife of Jacob Keith, all in accordance with the directions in Ephraim's 1767 will. The committee was instructed by the judge to divide the shares by metes and bounds, considering quantity and quality, so that the heirs may hold their shares separately, forever. The judge ordered the men to make a return of the warrant with their doings and signatures, under oath, as soon as conveniently possible.3,4
(4th Sister) Estate and Land19 October 1802The warrant to divide and distribute the homestead farm of the deceased Ephraim Leach was returned by Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes to the Honorable Joshua Thomas in Plymouth County on 19 October 1802. The committee's written report outlined the process they used, the details of each share, and how they were distributed among the recipients. The committee completed their return of the warrant by stating to the court that they had taken a view of the homestead that Ephraim Leach, late of Bridgewater, died seized of and, pursuant to the warrant and as directed by Judge Joshua Thomas, had divided the homestead agreeably and assigned and set off to the heirs of the several persons mentioned, their respective heirs' shares, to be held separately. The document was filed with the court on 6 April 1805.

The parts or shares identified as the first and second, representing one half of the total, were assigned jointly to the legal representatives of Mehitable Leach and Abigail (Leach) Keith, deceased sisters of the testator, Ephraim Leach. The combined share began at a stake and stones on the north side of the highway, which was the southeast corner bounds of Ephraim's farm. From there running westerly by and with Joseph Leach's range about 33 rods to a stake and stones standing in his range, which was the northeast corner bounds of the divisions. And from there westerly to a stake and stones at the northwest corner of these shares, and from there southerly about 35 rods to the highway, and from there easterly about 17 rods by and with the highway to the beginning of the bounds first mentioned. Their two shares contained about three and one half acres, together with the easterly one half of the dwelling house and one half of the barn.3,4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 210. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  4. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Mercy Leach1

b. 22 November 1693
Father*David Leach1 d. c 1757
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*22 November 1693Mercy Leach was born on 22 November 1693 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*She married ______ Peterson.3
(Eldest Sister) Estate and Land19 February 1799When probate was reopened on the estate of Mercy's brother, Ephraim Leach, on 19 February 1799 in Plymouth County before Judge Joshua Thomas, the judge issued a warrant to Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes, empowering and directing them to take a view of the homestead farm that Ephraim, late of Bridgewater, had died seized of and to divide it into four equal parts or shares, first giving timely notice to all persons interested to be present if they saw cause. The men were further directed to assign and set off one share to the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mehitable Leach, one share to the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mercy Peterson, one share to the heirs of Ephraim's brother David Leach, also deceased, and one share to Ephraim’s sister Abigail (Leach) Keith, the wife of Jacob Keith, all in accordance with the directions in Ephraim's 1767 will. The committee was instructed by the judge to divide the shares by metes and bounds, considering quantity and quality, so that the heirs may hold their shares separately, forever. The judge ordered the men to make a return of the warrant with their doings and signatures, under oath, as soon as conveniently possible.3,4
(Eldest Sister) Estate and Land19 October 1802The warrant to divide and distribute the homestead farm of the deceased Ephraim Leach was returned by Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes to the Honorable Joshua Thomas in Plymouth County on 19 October 1802. The committee's written report outlined the process they used, the details of each share, and how they were distributed among the recipients. The committee completed their return of the warrant by stating to the court that they had taken a view of the homestead that Ephraim Leach, late of Bridgewater, died seized of and, pursuant to the warrant and as directed by Judge Joshua Thomas, had divided the homestead agreeably and assigned and set off to the heirs of the several persons mentioned, their respective heirs' shares, to be held separately. The document was filed with the court on 6 April 1805.

The share identified as the fourth, representing one quarter of the total, was designated for the heirs of Ephraim's deceased sister Mercy Peterson. It contained about six acres and one half and was assigned to the legal representatives of Hannah ______, deceased niece of testator Ephraim Leach. No surname was provided for Hannah, and she was not identified as Mercy (Leach) Peterson's daughter, although she may have been. Hannah's share began at a stake and stones at the northeast corner of the third share, and from there northerly about 58 rods to a stake and stones standing in the northeast corner of the farm in Ebenezer Leach's range; from there westerly by and in that range about 17 rods to a stake and stones standing in the range of Daniel Leach at the northwest corner bounds of the above farm, and from there in Daniel Leach's range about 58 rods to a stake and stones standing in the northwest corner of the third share, and from there easterly to the bounds first mentioned.3,4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 210. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  4. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Mercy Leach1

b. 16 February 1737/38
Father*David Leach2 b. 20 May 1706
Mother*Elizabeth Cooke2 d. 6 Jun 1750
Birth*16 February 1737/38Mercy Leach was born on 16 February 1737/38 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir# 7) Estate and Land19 October 1802Mercy Leach and Eliza Leach, as two of David Leach's daughters, were heirs of their Uncle Ephraim Leach, and received a one-eighth part each of their father's one-quarter share of their uncle's homestead farm. A warrant had been issued on 19 February 1799 to divide and distribute the homestead farm of the deceased Ephraim Leach, and was returned by Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes to the Honorable Joshua Thomas in Plymouth County on 19 October 1802. After first dividing the land and assigning it to the four sisters and brother of the deceased, the committee next divided and set off brother David's one-quarter share to his eight heirs. The committee's written report outlined the process they used, the details of each share, and how they were distributed among the recipients. The committee completed their return of the warrant by stating to the court that they had taken a view of the homestead that Ephraim Leach, late of Bridgewater, died seized of and, pursuant to the warrant and as directed by Judge Joshua Thomas, had divided the homestead agreeably and assigned and set off to the heirs of the several persons mentioned, their respective heirs' shares, to be held separately. The document was filed with the court on 6 April 1805.

Sisters Mercy and Eliza Leach received, jointly, the combined sixth and seventh shares representing two eighths, or one quarter, of their father David's share. Their combined share began at the southwest corner of the fifth share assigned to Hannah Leach, then south 6 rods to a stake, then east 17 rods to a stake, then north 6 rods to a stake, and then west 17 rods to the bounds first mentioned and including one half of the dwelling house.3,4

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Kingston, Volume I, Births, page 103, her name spelled "Marcy". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Kingston, Volume I, Births, page 103.
  3. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  4. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Nehemiah Leach1

b. 1709
Father*John Leach1
Mother*Alice ______1
Birth*1709Nehemiah Leach was born in 1709.1
Marriage*He married Mercy Staples.1

Family

Mercy Staples
Child1.Susanna Leach+1 b. c 1755, d. 17 Mar 1790

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Parnel Leach1,2

d. 3 September 1853
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Jedediah Leach3 d. 8 Mar 1813
Mother*Phebe Keith3,4 b. 28 Sep 1744, d. 25 Oct 1811
Birth*Parnel Leach was born.5
Marriage Intention*19 July 1788An intention of marriage for Parnel Leach was recorded on 19 July 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.5,6
Marriage*20 August 1788She married Perez Hooper, son of Nathaniel Hooper and Elizabeth Bryant, on 20 August 1788 in Halifax, Plymouth County. Both were residents of Bridgewater and were married by Ebenezer Tomson, Justice of the Peace.1,5
(Wife) Death2 November 1842Parnel became a widow when Perez Hooper died on 2 November 1842.7,8
Death*3 September 1853She died on 3 September 1853.2

Family

Perez Hooper b. c 1764, d. 2 Nov 1842

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Halifax, Marriages, page 23. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fifth Generation, pages 32-47, her name spelled "Parna". Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 212. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fifth Generation, pages 32-47.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, pages 187 and 238, her name recorded as "Parnel" and his as "Peres."
  7. [S363] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Deaths in the town of Bridgewater, Volume 3, page 60. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.
  8. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fifth Generation, pages 32-47, noting date as 4 November 1842.

Samuel Leach1

b. 2 October 1662
Father*Giles Leach1
Mother*Anne Noakes1
Birth*2 October 1662Samuel Leach was born on 2 October 1662 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*He married Mary Byram, daughter of Nicholas Byram and Susanna Shaw.2,1

Family

Mary Byram
Child1.Elijah Leach+1 b. c 1720

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Byram, pages 127-130.

Sarah Leach1

b. 16 September 1728
Father*Stephen Leach1 b. 28 Jan 1699, d. 28 Oct 1729
Mother*Sarah Hooper1 b. 9 Oct 1705, d. 10 Aug 1750
Birth*16 September 1728Sarah Leach was born on 16 September 1728.1

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Sarah Leach1

b. 17 March 1739/40
Father*David Leach1 b. 20 May 1706
Mother*Elizabeth Cooke1 d. 6 Jun 1750
Birth*17 March 1739/40Sarah Leach was born on 17 March 1739/40 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir# 8) Estate and Land19 October 1802Sarah Leach, as one of David Leach's daughters, was an heir of her Uncle Ephraim Leach, and received a one-eighth part of her father's one-quarter share of her uncle's homestead farm. A warrant had been issued on 19 February 1799 to divide and distribute the homestead farm of the deceased Ephraim Leach, and was returned by Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes to the Honorable Joshua Thomas in Plymouth County on 19 October 1802. After first dividing the land and assigning it to the four sisters and brother of the deceased, the committee next divided and set off brother David's one-quarter share to his eight heirs. The committee's written report outlined the process they used, the details of each share, and how they were distributed among the recipients. The committee completed their return of the warrant by stating to the court that they had taken a view of the homestead that Ephraim Leach, late of Bridgewater, died seized of and, pursuant to the warrant and as directed by Judge Joshua Thomas, had divided the homestead agreeably and assigned and set off to the heirs of the several persons mentioned, their respective heirs' shares, to be held separately. The document was filed with the court on 6 April 1805.

Sarah received what was identified as the final one eighth share. It began at the southwest corner of the sixth and seventh shares, assigned to her sisters Elizabeth and Mercy Leach, then south 4 rods to a stake, then east 17 rods to a stake, then north 4 rods to a stake, and then west 17 rods to the bounds first mentioned.2,3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Kingston, Volume I, Births, page 103. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  3. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Stephen Leach1

b. 18 February 1730, d. 1807
Father*Stephen Leach2 b. 28 Jan 1699, d. 28 Oct 1729
Mother*Sarah Hooper2 b. 9 Oct 1705, d. 10 Aug 1750
Birth*18 February 1730Stephen Leach was born on 18 February 1730.1
Marriage*7 February 1748/49He married his 1st cousin Sarah Hooper, daughter of Thomas Hooper and Sarah Packard, on 7 February 1748/49 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Residence*Stephen and Sarah Leach removed to Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island.1
Death*1807He died in 1807.1

Family

Sarah Hooper b. 1 Mar 1730
Child1.Asa Leach3

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10.
  3. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550902, 1807, John Hooper will and probate# 10647, Volume 42, pages 83-85 and Volume 39, pages 437-438. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.

Stephen Leach1

b. 28 January 1699, d. 28 October 1729
Father*John Leach1
Mother*Alice ______1
Birth*28 January 1699Stephen Leach was born on 28 January 1699.1
Marriage*5 May 1725He married Sarah Hooper, daughter of John Hooper and Sarah Harden, on 5 May 1725.1
Death*28 October 1729He died on 28 October 1729 at age 30.1

Family

Sarah Hooper b. 9 Oct 1705, d. 10 Aug 1750
Children1.Anna Leach1 b. 12 Feb 1727
2.Sarah Leach1 b. 16 Sep 1728
3.Stephen Leach+1 b. 18 Feb 1730, d. 1807

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Susanna Leach1

b. 6 June 1778, d. 11 February 1866
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Daniel Leach1 b. 9 Dec 1735
Mother*Bethia Keith1 b. 24 Oct 1736
Birth*6 June 1778Susanna Leach was born on 6 June 1778 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2
Marriage*10 March 1805She married Isaac Hooper, son of David Hooper and Martha Shaw, on 10 March 1805 possibly in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3
No Issue*Susanna and Isaac Hooper had no children.1
(Wife) Death29 October 1846Susanna became a widow when Isaac Hooper died on 29 October 1846.1,4
Death*11 February 1866She died on 11 February 1866 at age 87.1

Family

Isaac Hooper b. 24 May 1776, d. 29 Oct 1846

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 212. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 239, location noted as "? Middleborough."
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 494, from a private record in Titicut.

Susanna Leach1

b. circa 1755, d. 17 March 1790
Father*Nehemiah Leach2 b. 1709
Mother*Mercy Staples2
Birth*circa 1755Susanna Leach was born circa 1755, the year calculated from her stated age at death.3
Marriage*after 23 February 1781She married Deacon Isaac Wilbor probably shortly after 23 February 1781 when their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).4,2
Death*17 March 1790She died in her 36th year on 17 March 1790 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3

Family

Deacon Isaac Wilbor d. 19 Feb 1834
Child1.Aberdeen Wilbor1,5 b. 23 Jun 1785, d. 21 Jan 1839

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Deaths, Volume II, page 581, noting a private record in Titicut. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 239.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 346, his surname spelled "Wilbar."

Susanna Leach1

b. 7 July 1743, d. 1771
Father*David Leach1 b. 20 May 1706
Mother*Elizabeth Cooke1 d. 6 Jun 1750
Birth*7 July 1743Susanna Leach was born on 7 July 1743.1
Marriage*25 June 1767She married Levi Hooper, son of James Hooper and Mary Johnson, on 25 June 1767 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relocation*After their marriage, Susanna and Levi Hooper relocated to Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Levi had traveled through the region after his military service and was so pleased with the country that he decided to return and make his home there.1
Children*Susanna and Levi Hooper had two children together, one daughter and one son.1
Death*1771She died in 1771.1
(Heir# 3) Estate and Land19 October 1802Susanna Hooper, as one of David Leach's daughters, was an heir of her Uncle Ephraim Leach, and received a one-eighth part of her father's one-quarter share of her uncle's homestead farm. A warrant had been issued on 19 February 1799 to divide and distribute the homestead farm of the deceased Ephraim Leach, and was returned by Daniel Tolman, Ephraim Fobes and Daniel Fobes to the Honorable Joshua Thomas in Plymouth County on 19 October 1802. After first dividing the land and assigning it to the four sisters and brother of the deceased, the committee next divided and set off brother David's one-quarter share to his eight heirs. The committee's written report outlined the process they used, the details of each share, and how they were distributed among the recipients. The committee completed their return of the warrant by stating to the court that they had taken a view of the homestead that Ephraim Leach, late of Bridgewater, died seized of and, pursuant to the warrant and as directed by Judge Joshua Thomas, had divided the homestead agreeably and assigned and set off to the heirs of the several persons mentioned, their respective heirs' shares, to be held separately. The document was filed with the court on 6 April 1805.

For Susanna, the men set off her one eighth share by beginning at the southwest corner of the first two shares of Asa Leach and Mary Leach, then south 5 rods to a stake, then east 17 rods to a stake, then north 5 rods to a stake, and then west 17 rods to the bounds first mentioned.4,5

Family

Levi Hooper b. 16 May 1742, d. 22 Oct 1806

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32, the date noted as 25 Jun 1766.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, pages 187 and 239, the date recorded as 25 Jun 1767. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  5. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).

Tabatha Leach1

b. circa 1717
Birth*circa 1717Tabatha Leach was born circa 1717, as noted on her gravestone.1,2
Marriage*4 March 1740She married Robert Keith, son of Samuel Keith and Bethia Fobes, on 4 March 1740 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3

Family

Robert Keith b. 19 Oct 1718
Children1.Robert Keith1 b. 18 Oct 1742
2.Phebe Keith+1 b. 28 Sep 1744, d. 25 Oct 1811
3.Hazadiah Keith1 b. 1 Nov 1746
4.Tabitha Keith1 b. 20 Aug 1748
5.Sarah Keith1 b. 10 Mar 1749
6.Constant Keith1 b. 6 Jan 1752
7.Wealthy Keith1 b. 20 Apr 1754
8.Eliab Keith1 b. 29 Jul 1756
9.Asa Keith1 b. 4 Nov 1758

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 212. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 216.

Wealthy Leach1

b. 18 October 1767
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Jedediah Leach1 d. 8 Mar 1813
Mother*Phebe Keith1,2 b. 28 Sep 1744, d. 25 Oct 1811
Birth*18 October 1767Wealthy Leach was born on 18 October 1767 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*30 September 1788She married Joseph Leach, son of Benjamin Leach and Mary Keith, on 30 September 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3

Family

Joseph Leach

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Leach, pages 239-244. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 212. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, pages 236 and 239.

Abihail Leavitt1

b. 9 December 1667
Father*John Leavitt2
Mother*Sarah ______2
ResearchNotes Hidden*In various records her name appeared as Abigail, Abiel, Abihail, Abiah and Abial.2,3,1
Birth*9 December 1667Abigail Leavitt was born on 9 December 1667 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), with the notation that her name was recorded as "Abiel" in the Hingham town records.2,4
Marriage*20 January 1685/86She married first Isaac Lazell on 20 January 1685/86 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).5,6
(Wife) Death20 October 1690Abihail (Leavitt) became a widow when Isaac Lazell died on 20 October 1690.5
Marriage*She married second Isaac Johnson in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Biographical Info*Abihail and Isaac Johnson came from Hingham and settled with her two Lazell children and about six children of their own in west Bridgewater about 1700. Isaac was a captain, a representative and a magistrate.3

Family 1

Isaac Lazell b. 10 Jul 1660, d. 20 Oct 1690
Children1.Abial Lazell+7,5 b. 26 Jun 1687
2.Isaac Lazell7,8 b. 6 Sep 1690

Family 2

Isaac Johnson b. 1668, d. 27 May 1738
Children1.David Johnson+3
2.Daniel Johnson3
3.Sarah Johnson+3 b. 1 Jul 1702
4.Captain John Johnson3 b. 11 Jun 1705, d. 12 Nov 1770
5.Mary Johnson+1 b. 18 Jun 1716, d. 28 Dec 1757

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Volume II, Leavitt, pages 428-439. Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Johnson, pages 210-213. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S854] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1911), Deaths, page 205. Hereinafter cited as West Bridgewater Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S859] The town of Hingham, History of Hingham, Massachusetts, Volume II, Lasell, pages 423-426.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Hingham Marriages, Volume 1, page 25, image# 29, recording his name correctly as "Isaac". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  7. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Lazell, pages 227-229.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Hingham Births, Volume 1, page 36, image# 39, recording father's name incorrectly as "Israel."

Israel Leavitt1

b. 23 April 1648, d. before 25 January 1698/99
Father*John Leavitt1
Mother*Sarah ______1
Baptism*23 April 1648Israel Leavitt was baptized on 23 April 1648 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*10 January 1676/77He married Lydia Jackson of Plymouth, daughter of Abraham Jackson and Remember Morton, on 10 January 1676/77 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*before 25 January 1698/99He died before 25 January 1698/99 when his widow married for the second time.1

Family

Lydia Jackson b. 1658
Child1.Lydia Leavitt+1 b. 1691, d. 31 Aug 1781

Citations

  1. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Volume II, Leavitt, pages 428-439. Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.

John Leavitt1

Marriage*The name of John's first wife is not known.2
Death4 July 1646John became a widower when his first wife died on 4 July 1646 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*16 December 1646He married second Sarah ______ on 16 December 1646 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Family

Sarah ______
Children1.Israel Leavitt+2 b. 23 Apr 1648, d. b 25 Jan 1698/99
2.Abihail Leavitt+2 b. 9 Dec 1667

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Johnson, pages 210-213. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Volume II, Leavitt, pages 428-439. Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.

Lydia Leavitt1,2

b. 1691, d. 31 August 1781
Father*Israel Leavitt2 b. 23 Apr 1648, d. b 25 Jan 1698/99
Mother*Lydia Jackson2 b. 1658
Birth*1691Lydia Leavitt was born in 1691 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*23 May 1712She married Jonathan Sprague on 23 May 1712 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
Death*31 August 1781"Old Grannie" died on 31 August 1781 in Bridgewater4
Burial* and was buried in South Precinct Burying Place, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).4

Family

Jonathan Sprague b. 1687, d. 10 Apr 1756
Children1.Lydia Sprague+1 b. 31 Jul 1715
2.Hannah Sprague5 b. 25 Jul 1717
3.Jonathan Sprague Jr.+1,6 b. 13 Mar 1720
4.Mary Sprague5 b. 26 Mar 1722
5.Sarah Sprague5 b. 3 May 1725, d. 16 Jun 1726
6.John Sprague5 b. 8 Jul 1727
7.Content Sprague+5 b. 7 Apr 1729
8.Betty Sprague5 b. 10 May 1731
9.Benjamin Sprague5 b. 4 Jul 1736, d. 31 Mar 1778

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Sprague, pages 321-322. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Volume II, Leavitt, pages 428-439. Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.
  3. [S859] The town of Hingham, History of Hingham, Massachusetts, Volume III, Sprague, page 165.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Deaths, Volume II, page 561 referencing P.R.3: citing a private record; from a record of burials in the South Precinct Burying Place, kept by Lt. John Washburn, 1739-1797. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 306.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 307.

James Leddy1

b. circa 1790
Birth*circa 1790James Leddy was born circa 1790.1
(Servant) Census Ireland 18211821James Leddy appeared on the 1821 census in the household of Walter Hinds in Corrakane, County Cavan, Ireland. He was 30 years old and his occupation was reported as Harding Cattle. A total of eight servants, including Anne Leonard, Grace McGuire, Grace Foster, Margaret Sheridan, James Leddy, William Clarke, John Reilly and Terence Reilly, were a part of the Hinds household which consisted of Walter, age 20, and his mother, Jane (Smith) Hinds, age 45.

Walter Hinds was described as a farmer and a gentleman and his house was two stories high. At the time the census was taken, they had an Ellis family visiting overnight. The visitors included James Ellis, Mary Anne Martha Ellis, Mary Jane Ellis and Sally Jane Ellis. The seven other servants who resided there were Terence Reilly, 19, John Reilly, also 19, William Clarke, 16, Anne Leonard, 25, Grace McGuire, 25, Grace Foster, 22 and Margaret Sheridan, 25.1

Citations

  1. [S501] 1821 Ireland Census, County Cavan, as transcribed by Debbie Annandale from LDS Film# 0597155, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcav2/1821Census.html. Hereinafter cited as 1821 County Cavan Census.

Grace Lee1

d. between 1673 and 1676
Birth*Grace Lee was born in England.1
Marriage*She married Jonathan Fairbanks in England.1
Death*between 1673 and 1676She died between 1673 and 1676 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Jonathan Fairbanks d. 5 Dec 1668
Children1.John Fairbanks+1 d. 18 Nov 1684
2.Mary Fairbanks+1 b. 18 Apr 1622

Citations

  1. [S1268] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), Jonathan Fairbanks, pages 31-34. Hereinafter cited as Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897.

Lydia Lee1

d. 25 March 1816
Marriage*11 October 1757She married Ezra Hayward, son of Elisha Hayward and Bethia Snow, on 11 October 1757 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3
(Wife) Death8 May 1808Lydia became a widow when Ezra Hayward died on 8 May 1808.2,4
Death*25 March 1816She died on 25 March 1816 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2,5

Family

Ezra Hayward b. 16 Nov 1729, d. 8 May 1808
Children1.Bethiah Hayward+1 b. 3 Sep 1758, d. 28 Sep 1848
2.Ezra Hayward2 b. 25 Mar 1764
3.Lydia Hayward2 b. 10 Feb 1767
4.Charles Hayward2 b. 17 Jun 1769
5.Cyrus Hayward2 b. 19 Sep 1772
6.Sarah Hayward2 b. 20 Mar 1777

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 171. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 485.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 486.

Lydia Leeds1

(Member) Religion31 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with several others including Thomas Ditson, John Hayden, George Briggs Cox, Simeon Blanchard, Francis Green, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer, Venus Sylvester, Kezia Booth, Lydia Leeds, Botsey Jones, Versan Adams, Zebudah Hayden, Martha Farrar, Betsey Mirth Horton, Catherine Thayer, Lydia Sweetser and Sally Lovis, were baptized and became members of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, on Sunday, 31 March 1805. In the baptismal records, the men and women were listed separately.2,3,4
Description* "(Cook)" was written following her name in the church records, although whether it meant her occupation, her maiden name or her married name was not indicated.2

Citations

  1. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Reference Item# 26, Franklin Trask Library, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA, pages 114 and 118.
  2. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 118.
  3. [S183] Boston, Massachusetts, Church Records, 1789-1811; FHL# 856700 Item# 5, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Second Baptist Church Records, 1789-1811.
  4. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Mary A. Leffler1

Father*Michael Leffler1
Mother*Jane Ann Overton1
Marriage*15 December 1861She married Leonard Beeson, son of Zachariah Beeson and Hannah Thornburg, on 15 December 1861.1

Family

Leonard Beeson b. 12 Oct 1841

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Michael Leffler1

Marriage*He married Jane Ann Overton.1

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 104. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Sibella Legg1

Marriage*14 September 1693She married as his second wife John Barrell, son of John Barrell and Mary Colburn, on 14 September 1693 in Boston.1,2

Family

John Barrell b. 22 Feb 1656/57

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): John Barrell, pages 141-143. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Marie Legros, dit St.-Pierre1

Marriage*18 February 1811She married Charles Tarte on 18 February 1811 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe County, Québec Province, Canada.1

Family

Charles Tarte b. 21 Feb 1788, d. a 1830
Child1.Cyprien Tarte+ b. c 1828

Citations

  1. [S25] Charles Wilfrid Edmond Tartre, The Tartre Genealogy -- The French Ancestor, 1969). Hereinafter cited as The Tartre Genealogy.

Frances Leigh1

Marriage*She married Robert Burrowes, probably in England.1

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Joseph Leland1

Marriage*17 May 1721He married Esther Thurston, daughter of Thomas Thurston and Esther Clark, on 17 May 1721 in Sherborn, Middlesex County.1,2

Family

Esther Thurston b. 21 Jun 1700

Citations

  1. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Available as a download only from a computer in the Family History Library. Reprint. Originally published: 2nd ed. Portland, Me. : B. Thurston, 1892. Includes indexes. A record of the descendants of all branches of the Thurston family in the United States. (Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 199_?), Person No. 5608, Thomas Thurston, pages 362-363. Hereinafter cited as Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Marriages, Volume 1, page 174. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Abigail Leonard1,2

b. 11 November 1680, d. 3 October 1760
Father*Jacob Leonard1,3,2 b. c 1647, d. bt 9 May 1717 - 19 Dec 1717
Mother*Susanna King1,3 b. 6 May 1659
Birth*11 November 1680Abigail Leonard was born on 11 November 1680 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4,3,2,5
Marriage*1703She married, as his first wife, Samuel Washburn Jr., son of Samuel Washburn and Deborah Packard, in 1703. Abigail was a cousin of Samuel's first wife Deliverance Leonard.5,6,7
(Elder Daughter) Will14 December 1716Abigail's father, Jacob Leonard, wrote a will dated 14 December 1716 in Bridgewater leaving land in Worcester to his daughter Abigail Washburn and identifying Susanna Leonard, his "current wife", as Abigail's mother and the mother of the other six children mentioned in his will.4
Land Records8 December 1734 On 8 December 1734 Samuel Washburn Jr. and his wife Abigail of Bridgewater sold their homestead "where we now dwell" in Bridgewater and a cedar swamp "which my father Samuel Washburn died seized of" to Ephraim Leonard of Bridgewater.5
Land Records*6 June 1735Abigail and Samuel Washburn were living in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut, when, on 6 June 1735 Samuel Washburn, formerly of Bridgewater and now of Stafford, Connecticut, bought land in Stafford. It is not known whether any of their children moved with them to Connecticut.5
Death*3 October 1760She was possibly the "widow Washburn almost 80" whose death on 3 October 1760 was recorded in the church records in Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut.5

Family

Samuel Washburn Jr. b. 6 Apr 1678
Children1.David Washburn6 b. 30 Apr 1704
2.Deliverance Washburn+6 b. 7 Oct 1706, d. 28 May 1755
3.Solomon Washburn6 b. 1 Oct 1708
4.Samuel Washburn 3rd6 b. 2 Jun 1710
5.Abigail Washburn6 b. 3 Mar 1712
6.Susanna Washburn6 b. 13 Mar 1714
7.Tabitha Washburn6 b. 28 Aug 1716

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 22-23. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Births, Volume 1, page 166, her surname spelled "Leneson". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 60, Abigail Leonard, page 60.
  6. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  7. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #4., Jacob Leonard (Solomon), pages 38-43, stating, we believe incorrectly, that she married Thomas Washburn as his second wife and was 20 years younger than his first, explaining that Mitchell, in his Bridgewater History, had transposed his wives.