Elijah Leach1

b. 20 September 1746
Father*Elijah Leach1 b. c 1720
Mother*Jemima Snow1 b. 5 Jan 1723, d. 1763
Birth*20 September 1746Elijah Leach was born on 20 September 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*1 December 1764He married Ruth Prince on 1 December 1764 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Ruth Prince b. c 1743

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Elizabeth Leach1

b. 2 March 1734/35
Father*David Leach1 b. 20 May 1706
Mother*Elizabeth Cooke1 d. 6 Jun 1750
Birth*2 March 1734/35Elizabeth Leach was born on 2 March 1734/35 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir# 6) Estate and Land19 October 1802Eliza Leach and Mercy 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 Eliza and Mercy 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.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).

Ephraim Leach1,2

b. 13 December 1699
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*David Leach1 d. c 1757
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*13 December 1699Ephraim Leach was born on 13 December 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Marriage*26 December 1734He married Ruth Bolton, daughter of John Bolton and Ruth Hooper, on 26 December 1734 in Bridgewater.2,4,5
Occupation*He was a yeoman.6
Will*26 October 1767Ephraim wrote a will dated 26 October 1767 in Bridgewater, nominating his beloved wife Ruth his sole Executor. His will first directed that all his debts and funeral charges should be paid out of his real estate in convenient time following his death. And then, to his wife Ruth, all his moveable estate together with his money at interest in notes and bonds, and all his right in the iron furnaces in Bridgewater, together with a lot of meadow in the so-called Great Meadow in Bridgewater. Additionally, to his beloved-wife Ruth, he gave and bequeathed the improvement of all his real estate during her natural life. And after the decease of his wife Ruth, his will gave and bequeathed to his sisters and brother, and to his sisters' children, his homestead farm to be divided among them according to the laws of the Province. His will was signed, sealed and witnessed by Daniel Leach, Nicholas Wade Jr. and William Keith.6,7
Death*He died sometime after he wrote his will on 26 October 1767 and before it was presented for probate on 05 August 1771 in Plymouth County.6,7
Probate*5 August 1771His will was presented for probate by his widow and named Executrix, Ruth Leach, on 5 August 1771 in Plymouth County before Judge John Cushing Esq.. Daniel Leach and Nicholas Wade were present and made oath stating that they had seen Ephraim Leach sign and seal the will, declare that the instrument was his last will and testament, and that they, along with William Keith had signed their names to the will together as witnesses in Ephraim Leach's presence and that, to the best of their judgment, he was of sound and disposing mind.

Judge Cushing proved, approved and allowed the will and committed its administration, and also the estate’s administration, in all matters, to Ruth Leach, the deceased's wife and named Executrix. He directed her to faithfully execute the will and administer the estate accordingly. Ruth and Daniel Leach, the deceased's 1st cousin once removed, paid a bond with surety to the court in the amount of £500, signing their agreement to bind themselves, their and each of their heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and separately, for the payment of the deceased's debts and legacies, and Judge Cushing directed that Ruth render an account, upon oath, of her proceedings when lawfully required to do so.6,7
Estate and Land19 February 1799Probate was reopened on the estate of 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.6,7
Estate and Land*19 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. Before determining the actual distributions to the various heirs of the deceased Ephraim Leach's sisters and brother, Mercy Peterson, Mehitable Leach, Abigail (Leach) Keith and David Leach, who had previously been identified as Ephraim's beneficiaries, they first viewed and analyzed the homestead farm and determined how best to divide it into four equal parts.

The first two parts or shares, 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.

The third share, representing one quarter of the total, was assigned to the legal representatives of David Leach, the deceased brother of the testator, Ephraim Leach. It began at a stake and stones at the southeast corner of the first two shares and from there in the range of Joseph Leach about 38 rods to a stake and stones standing in his range, which was the northeast corner of that third share. From that point westerly about 17 rods to a stake and stones standing in the range of Deacon Daniel Leach, marking the northwest corner of David's third share, and from there in Daniel Leach's range about 38 rods to a stake and stones at the southwest corner of the share, and from there easterly to the bounds first mentioned, together with the westerly half of the dwelling house and one half of the barn.

The fourth share, also 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, 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 Deacon 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.

The committee's final task was to divide and distribute brother David's third share into smaller parts or shares for his several heirs. For Asa Leach and Mary Leach, jointly, whom we've been unable to identify and may have been David's children, the committee set off and combined two parts or shares, representing one quarter of David's third share. This combined share began at the northwest corner of David's share and then south 12 rods to a stake and stones, then east 17 rods to a stake, then north 12 rods to the northeast corner, then west about 17 rods to the bounds first mentioned.

For David's daughter, Susanna Hooper, the men set off her one eighth share by beginning at the southwest corner of the first two shares, 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.

The committee's report stated that they next assigned a one eighth part or share to "David" Leach, which this researcher believes was probably an error and should have read James Leach, for David's only identified son. If the name David was correct, we have not been able to identify him. His one eighth share began at a stake at the southwest corner of the third share 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.

Another one eighth part was assigned by the committee to Hannah Leach, whose relationship to David we are unable to identify, although she may have been a daughter. Her share began at the southwest corner of the fourth share, 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.

The sixth and seventh shares, representing two eighths, or one quarter, were combined and assigned jointly to Eliza Leach and Mercy Leach, two of David's daughters. 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.

The final one eighth share was assigned to David's daughter Sarah Leach. Her share 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.

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 1805.6,7

Family

Ruth Bolton b. 6 Jun 1712, d. b 19 Feb 1799

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. [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.
  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), Volume I, Births, page 207. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [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).

Eunice Leach1

b. circa 1749, d. 8 July 1827
Birth*circa 1749Eunice Leach was born, as calculated from her noted age at death, circa 1749.1
Marriage*1767She married William Keith, son of Ephraim Keith and Sarah Washburn, in 1767 and their marriage was recorded in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Mitchell's Early Bridgewater History states that the Eunice Leach who married William Keith in 1767 was the daughter of Benjamin and Hepzibah (Washburn) Leach. However, William Keith's wife Eunice Leach was born, according to her noted age at death, about 1749 and Hepzibah (Washburn) Leach, who died in 1750, would have been in her mid to late 60s and probably past her child-bearing years by 1749.2
Death*8 July 1827She died on 8 July 1827 in the part of Bridgewater called Titicut at age 77.3

Family

William Keith b. 1746, d. 16 Feb 1824
Child1.Olive Keith

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), Marriages, Volume II, page 249. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 508 and referencing P.R.106: citing a private record; copied from a record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus and his grandson, Joseph A. Backus, and now in the possession of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The record by Joseph A. Backus is of deaths in Titicut, a parish which included parts of Bridgewater and Middleborough.

Experience Leach1,2

b. 10 June 1702, d. 6 May 1766
Father*David Leach1 d. c 1757
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*10 June 1702Experience Leach was born on 10 June 1702 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*6 May 1766 and died on 6 May 1766 in Bridgewater at age 63.3
(Pauper) Town Poor2 November 1767Her name appeared on a list of paupers at a Town Meeting held in Bridgewater on 2 November 1767. At the meeting, an amount of £2,17s,08p was approved for payment to the Reverend John Shaw for visits and medicines for Experience Leach, Judith Bolton and Michael May.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 207. 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, Deaths, page 514.
  4. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: FHL Film# 902869, Item# 2, Volume 3, 1739-1784, page items 70-71; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.

Giles Leach1

Marriage*20 November 1656He married Anne Noakes on 20 November 1656 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3

Family

Anne Noakes
Children1.Samuel Leach+1 b. 2 Oct 1662
2.John Leach+1
3.David Leach+1 d. c 1757
4.Benjamin Leach+1 d. 13 Jul 1764

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, Leach, pages 239-244, her surname spelled "Nokes."
  3. [S445] A faithful and exact copy of the original records without any abridgment or variation and copied by various members of the NEHGS from the original records, "Early Records of Boston, Massachusetts", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volumes 2 - 12 (published as a continuation from January 1848 through 1858): Volume 12, Oct 1858, page 350, her surname spelled "Noaks". Hereinafter cited as "Boston Records - NEHGR."

Hannah Leach1

b. 31 August 1696, d. 31 July 1716
Father*David Leach1 d. c 1757
Mother*Hannah ______1
Birth*31 August 1696Hannah Leach was born on 31 August 1696 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*31 July 1716 and died on 31 July 1716 in Bridgewater at age 19.3

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 208. 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, Deaths, page 514.

Hannah Leach

Father-Possible*David Leach b. 20 May 1706
Mother-Possible*Hannah ______
Birth*Hannah Leach, a child of David Leach, was born.
(Heir# 5) Estate and Land19 October 1802Hannah Leach was an heir of the deceased David Leach, who was the only brother and an heir of the also deceased Ephraim Leach, and was, as a result, a recipient of a one-eighth part of a one-quarter share of Ephraim Leach'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.

Hannah, whose relationship to David we are unable to identify, although she may have been a daughter, received a one eighth part of David's share of Ephraim's homestead. Her share began at the southwest corner of the share of James 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.1,2

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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).

James Leach1

b. 6 May 1734
Father*David Leach1 b. 20 May 1706
Mother*Elizabeth Cooke1 d. 6 Jun 1750
Birth*6 May 1734James Leach was born on 6 May 1734 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir# 4) Estate and Land19 October 1802James Leach was an heir of his Uncle Ephraim Leach, and received a one-eighth part of his father's one-quarter share of his 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.

The committee's report stated that they next assigned a one eighth part or share to "David" Leach, which this researcher believes was probably an error and should have read James Leach, for David's only identified son. If the name David was correct, we have not been able to identify him. His one eighth share began at a stake at the southwest corner of the third share 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).

Jedediah Leach1

d. 8 March 1813
Father*Benjamin Leach1 b. 14 Sep 1713
Mother*Hannah Keith1 b. 7 Apr 1721
Marriage*3 October 1765He married Phebe Keith, daughter of Robert Keith and Tabatha Leach, on 3 October 1765 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Husband) Death25 October 1811Jedediah became a widower when Phebe (Keith) Leach died on 25 October 1811.3
Death*8 March 1813He died on 8 March 1813 in Bridgewater.4

Family

Phebe Keith b. 28 Sep 1744, d. 25 Oct 1811
Children1.Parnel Leach1 d. 3 Sep 1853
2.Wealthy Leach1 b. 18 Oct 1767
3.Bernice Leach5,6 b. 8 Apr 1771

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 II, Marriages, page 236. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 516.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 515.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 206.
  6. [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.

Jemima Leach1

b. 12 May 1749
Father*Elijah Leach1 b. c 1720
Mother*Jemima Snow1 b. 5 Jan 1723, d. 1763
Birth*12 May 1749Jemima Leach was born on 12 May 1749 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*14 July 1785She married James Lovell on 14 July 1785 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1

Family

James Lovell b. c 1749

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Joanna Leach1

b. 20 February 1761, d. 17 October 1841
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Daniel Leach2,3 b. 9 Dec 1735
Mother*Bethia Keith2,3 b. 24 Oct 1736
Birth*20 February 1761Joanna Leach was born on 20 February 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,2
Marriage*16 June 1791She married, as his second wife, the widower of her 1st Cousin 1 time removed, Deacon Isaac Wilbor on 16 June 1791 possibly in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2
(Wife) Death19 February 1834Joanna became a widow when Deacon Isaac Wilbor died on 19 February 1834.4
Death*17 October 1841She died on 17 October 1841 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 80.5

Family

Deacon Isaac Wilbor d. 19 Feb 1834

Citations

  1. [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 405, location noted as "? Middleborough". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  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, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 209.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 581, his surname spelled "Wilbur" and "Wilbar" and noting a private record in Titicut.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 581, her surname spelled "Wilbur" and "Wilbar" and noting a private record in Titicut.

John Leach1

Father*Giles Leach2
Mother*Anne Noakes3,4
Marriage*He married Alice ______.1

Family

Alice ______
Children1.Stephen Leach+1 b. 28 Jan 1699, d. 28 Oct 1729
2.Ebenezer Leach+2 b. 1702
3.Nehemiah Leach+2 b. 1709

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.
  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. [S445] A faithful and exact copy of the original records without any abridgment or variation and copied by various members of the NEHGS from the original records, "Early Records of Boston, Massachusetts", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volumes 2 - 12 (published as a continuation from January 1848 through 1858): Volume 12, Oct 1858, page 350, her surname spelled "Noaks". Hereinafter cited as "Boston Records - NEHGR."
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leach, pages 239-244, her surname spelled "Nokes."

Joseph Leach1

Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Benjamin Leach2,3,4
Mother*Mary Keith4,2,3 b. 15 Oct 1745
Marriage*30 September 1788He married Wealthy Leach, daughter of Jedediah Leach and Phebe Keith, on 30 September 1788 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2,5
(1st Neighbor) Estate and Land19 October 1802When the final probate of Ephraim Leach's will resulted in the distribution of his homestead farm in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, to his various heirs on 19 October 1802, Joseph Leach, Daniel Leach and Ebenezer Leach were all identified as Ephraim's neighbors. They were also all related to Ephraim and to each other. Ephraim's father, Joseph's great-grandfather, and Daniel's grandfather were brothers; and Ebenezer was Daniel's son.1,6

Family

Wealthy Leach b. 18 Oct 1767

Citations

  1. [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.
  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. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Keith, pages 214-224.
  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 II, Marriages, page 234. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, pages 236 and 239.
  6. [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).

Deacon Joseph Leach1

b. 9 October 1705
Father*Benjamin Leach1,2 d. 13 Jul 1764
Mother*Hepzibah Washburn1,2 d. 4 Apr 1750
Birth*9 October 1705Joseph Leach was born on 9 October 1705 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*14 January 1735/36He married Anna Harris, daughter of Isaac Harris and Jane Cooke, on 14 January 1735/36 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3

Family

Anna Harris b. 25 Sep 1712
Child1.Benjamin Leach+1

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 209. 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 236.

Mary Leach

Father-Possible*David Leach b. 20 May 1706
Mother-Possible*Hannah ______
(Heir# 2) Estate and Land19 October 1802Mary Leach was an heir of the deceased David Leach, who was the only brother and an heir of the also deceased Ephraim Leach, and was, as a result, a recipient of a one-eighth part of a one-quarter share of Ephraim Leach'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 Mary and Asa Leach, jointly, whom we've been unable to identify and may have been David's children, the committee set off and combined two parts or shares, representing one quarter of David's third share. This combined share began at the northwest corner of David's share and then south 12 rods to a stake and stones, then east 17 rods to a stake, then north 12 rods to the northeast corner, then west about 17 rods to the bounds first mentioned.1,2

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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).

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.