Elizabeth Pepperell1

b. 29 December 1723, d. September 1797
Father*Sir William Pepperell1 b. 27 Jun 1696, d. 6 Jul 1759
Mother*Mary Hirst1 b. 31 Jan 1703, d. 25 Nov 1789
Birth*29 December 1723Elizabeth Pepperell was born on 29 December 1723 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1
Education*Elizabeth attended school in Boston.1
Marriage*1 May 1742She married Nathaniel Sparhawk on 1 May 1742.1
Death*September 1797She died in September 1797 at age 73.1

Family

Nathaniel Sparhawk
Child1.William Pepperell Sparhawk1 b. 1746, d. 1817

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 8-12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Jane Pepperell1

b. 2 June 1701, d. 6 February 1765
Father*William Pepperell2 b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Mother*Margery Bray2 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Birth*2 June 1701Jane Pepperell was born on 2 June 1701 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1,2
Marriage*30 November 1720She married first Captain Benjamin Clark on 30 November 1720.3,2,4
(Wife) Deathbefore 1729Jane became a widow when Captain Benjamin Clark died before 1729.4
Marriage*1729She married second William Tyler, son of Captain Thomas Tyler, in 1729. William's brother Andrew, a merchant in Boston, was married to Jane's sister Miriam.2,4
(Wife) Deathbefore 21 August 1760Jane became a widow for the second time when William Tyler died before 21 August 1760.4
Marriage*21 August 1760She married third, as his third wife, Reverend Ebenezer Turell, son of Samuel Turell and Lydia Stoddard, on 21 August 1760.1,2,3
Death*6 February 1765She died on 6 February 1765 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 63.1,5
(Heir) Will9 November 1776The children of the deceased sisters of his late wife Jane (Pepperell) Clark Tyler Turell were included as beneficiaries in the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Neither the sisters nor their children were named. The will gave the children 100 pounds sterling to be equally divided between them on consideration of their repaying what any of them remained indebted to Ebenezer. His will also bequeathed the several articles of clothes, monies and plate, contained in a paper enclosed with his will, to the several relations of his deceased wife that had not already been distributed to them.6

Family 1

Captain Benjamin Clark d. b 1729
Children1.William Clark4
2.Benjamin Clark4

Family 2

William Tyler d. b 21 Aug 1760

Family 3

Reverend Ebenezer Turell b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778

Citations

  1. [S1004] Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, in four Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1895-1901), Volume II, 1738-1821, page 7. Hereinafter cited as Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888.
  2. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  3. [S1005] John Wentworth, The Wentworth Genealogy: English and American, in three Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1878), Volume I, page 309. Hereinafter cited as The Wentworth Genealogy: English and American.
  4. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Joanna Pepperell1

b. 22 June 1692, d. 1725
Father*William Pepperell2,1 b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Mother*Margery Bray1 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Birth*22 June 1692Joanna Pepperell was born on 22 June 1692 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1
Marriage*before 20 March 1714She married Dr. George Jackson probably well before 20 March 1714, the date noted in the Pepperells in America source, since their first child was born in Jan 1711.3,1
Death*1725She died in 1725 at age 33.1

Family

Dr. George Jackson
Children1.Margery Jackson4 b. 26 Jan 1711
2.Mary Jackson4 b. 23 Apr 1713
3.Elizabeth Jackson4 b. 12 Oct 1714
4.Joanna Jackson4 b. 14 Jun 1716
5.Dorothy Jackson4 b. 21 Nov 1717
6.Jane Jackson4 b. 25 Apr 1719
7.Miriam Jackson4 b. 25 Jul 1720, d. 11 Aug 1720
8.Sarah Jackson4 b. 24 Sep 1721

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  2. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  3. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 7, noting date of marriage as 20 Mar 1714. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  4. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 7.

Margery Pepperell1

b. 15 September 1689, d. July 1769
Father*William Pepperell2,1 b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Mother*Margery Bray1 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Birth*15 September 1689Margery Pepperell was born in 15 September 1689 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1,3
Marriage*14 November 1706She married first Pelatiah Whittemore, son of John Whittemore and Mary Miller, on 14 November 1706 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.3,4,5
Biographical Info*31 December 1723Margery's husband Pelatiah Whittemore was a brilliant young man who married into the leading family of Maine, and very early in life became an officer in the Army. He was the first Whittemore to be termed a "gentleman", and had every prospect of an eminently successful career. Instead, the records show that what happened is just one more instance of a promising life ruined by excessive drinking. In Pelatiah's case, it forced his lovely wife to leave him, taking their children and returning to her family in Kittery Point, Maine. The unfortunate Pelatiah remained in Boston where the court records show many lawsuits for debt against him. From a "gentleman" and "merchant", his last court case, on 31 December 1723, called him an "accountant", and he was sent to debtor's prison on complaint of a tavern-keeper.3
(Wife) Death21 October 1724Margery became a widow when Pelatiah Whittemore died on 21 October 1724.3,6
Marriage*3 September 1730She married second Elihu Gunnison on 3 September 1730.7,8,1
Death*July 1769She died in July 1769 in Kittery Point, Maine, at age 79.3

Family 1

Pelatiah Whittemore b. 7 May 1680, d. 21 Oct 1724
Children1.Pelatiah Whittemore3 b. 26 Jun 1708, d. 1741
2.William Whittemore3 b. 10 Mar 1711, d. a 1775
3.Mary Whittemore3 b. 2 Nov 1712, d. 1 Mar 1788
4.Margery Whittemore3 d. 8 Jul 1715
5.Lieutenant Joel Whittemore3 b. 15 Dec 1716, d. c 1758

Family 2

Elihu Gunnison

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  2. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  3. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historic and Genealogical Register Volumes 106, 107 and 108 (1952-1954): Volume 106, pages 264-269. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."
  4. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6, confusing him with his son, who was a sea Captain and was lost at the Isle of Shoals. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  5. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", pages 1-2, confusing him with his son, who was a sea Captain and was lost at the Isle of Shoals.
  6. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", pages 1-2, confusing his death with that of his son, who was a sea Captain and was lost at the Isle of Shoals.
  7. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, "Whittemore Family in America", Volume 106, pages 264-269, noting their marriage date as 3 Sep 1730.
  8. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 6, noting their marriage date as 4 Jul 1730.

Margery Pepperell1

b. 14 September 1732
Father*Sir William Pepperell1 b. 27 Jun 1696, d. 6 Jul 1759
Mother*Mary Hirst1 b. 31 Jan 1703, d. 25 Nov 1789
Birth*14 September 1732Margery Pepperell was born on 14 September 1732 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine,1
Death* and died young.1

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 8-12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Margery Pepperell1

b. 25 March 1712, d. 1748
Father*Andrew Pepperell1 b. 1 Jul 1681, d. 1713
Mother*Jane Elliott1 d. 1749
Birth*25 March 1712Margery Pepperell was born on 25 March 1712 in New Castle, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1
Marriage*2 October 1729She married Captain William Wentworth on 2 October 1729.1
Death*1748She died in 1748 in New Castle.1

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Mary Pepperell1

b. 5 September 1685, d. 18 April 1766
Father*William Pepperell1 b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Mother*Margery Bray2 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Birth*5 September 1685Mary Pepperell was born on 5 September 1685 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.2
Marriage*4 September 1702She married first Honorable John Frost, son of Major Charles Frost and Mary Bolles, on 4 September 1702.1,2,3
Residence*Mary and Honorable John Frost lived in New Castle, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1,2
Children*Madam Mary (Pepperell) Frost and the Honorable John Frost had seventeen children together, eleven of whom arrived at maturity.4,5
(Wife) Death25 February 1732Mary became a widow when Honorable John Frost died on 25 February 1732.1,3
Marriage*12 August 1745She married second, as his third wife, Reverend Benjamin Colman, son of William Colman and Elizabeth ______, on 12 August 1745 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Joseph Sewall.1,3
(Wife) Will25 March 1747Calling her his most virtuous, loving and beloved wife, Mary Colman was named as a beneficiary in the will of her husband the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. His will specified that their Marriage Articles he had agreed to be made good, and that at the end of two years after his death his Executors cause £500 more in Bills of Credit, old tenor, of the Province of Massachusetts Bay be paid to her. He instructed also that the pair of silver candlesticks with the fine snuff dish and snuff for it, which he gave her as a gift upon their marriage, be included within the £500. He also gave gifts of £10 each to the sons and daughters of his beloved wife Mary in lieu of one of his rings.6
(Widow) Codicil28 August 1747Mary's husband, the Reverend Benjamin Colman, wrote a codicil to his will on 28 August 1747 in Boston and died the next day before he could give it, as he had planned, to one of his Executors, John Phillips Esq. of Boston, described as a worthy Deacon of the Church in Brattle Street. The codicil first confirmed his will and testament in its entirety, except for the addition written in the codicil which stated that if either his honored friend John Phillips, Esq. or his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, were to take upon them the trust and trouble of Executor to his will with the necessary care of the education of his grandson John Dennie, that £200 out of his estate should be allowed to him for the care and his great kindness. The codicil was not witnessed.

From a letter written on 7 Sep 1747 by Benjamin's widow Mary Colman and included in the probate packet, we learned that Benjamin had completed writing his codicil in the evening, and put it in his desk drawer for the night. Mary wrote in her letter to Judge Edward Hutchinson that Benjamin had told her he was thinking possibly of adding something more, and would complete it in the morning and then deliver it to Deacon John Phillips. Her letter stated that, between the hours of three and five in the morning of the 29th August, her dear husband, Dr. Benjamin Colman, told her that if he didn't have the opportunity to finish it, she should submit it to the court and that the court would be able to tell it was written in Benjamin's own hand and signed with his signature.6
(Wife) Death29 August 1747Mary became a widow for the second time when Reverend Benjamin Colman died on 29 August 1747.7
Marriage*6 October 1748She married third, as his third wife, Reverend Benjamin Prescott, son of Captain Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar, on 6 October 1748 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,8,9
Death*18 April 1766She died on 18 April 1766 in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 80.2,3

Family 1

Honorable John Frost d. 25 Feb 1732
Children1.Margery Frost3 b. 1 Feb 1703/4, d. 9 Sep 1704
2.William Frost3 b. 20 Aug 1705, d. 17 Sep 1778
3.John Frost3 b. 12 May 1709, d. 1770
4.Charles Frost3 b. 27 Aug 1710, d. 1756
5.Mary Frost3 b. 19 Aug 1711, d. 12 Jun 1714
6.Sarah Frost3 b. 1 Feb 1713, d. 13 Aug 1772
7.Mary Frost3 b. 26 Feb 1714/15, d. 15 Mar 1716
8.Andrew Pepperell Frost3 b. 12 Apr 1716, d. 1796
9.Joseph Frost Esq.+3 b. 29 Sep 1717, d. 14 Sep 1768
10.Abigail Frost3 b. 26 May 1719, d. 30 Jan 1742
11.George Frost3 b. 26 Apr 1720, d. 21 Jun 1796
12.Samuel Frost3 b. 19 Aug 1721, d. 7 Aug 1722
13.Miriam Frost3 b. 8 Oct 1722, d. 3 Jun 1807
14.Benjamin Frost3 b. 15 May 1725, d. 14 Aug 1726
15.Jane Frost3 b. 15 May 1725
16.Mary Frost3 b. 2 Jul 1726, d. 20 Sep 1728
17.Dorothy Frost3 b. 21 Aug 1727

Family 2

Reverend Benjamin Colman b. 19 Oct 1673, d. 29 Aug 1747

Family 3

Reverend Benjamin Prescott b. 16 Sep 1687, d. 27 May 1777

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  3. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  4. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", pages 1-2, noting sixteen children.
  5. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 6, naming all seventeen children.
  6. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Colman 1747 probate packet# 8827, FHL Film# 493868. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.
  7. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D. Late Pastor of a Church in Boston, New England, who Deceased August 29th 1747, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle and by J. Edwards, 1749), Chapter IX, pages 207-223. Hereinafter cited as The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Salem Marriages, Volume 4, page 215. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  9. [S1044] William Prescott M.D., The Prescott Memorial or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America, In Two Parts, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), pages 46-47. Hereinafter cited as The Prescott Memorial.

Miriam Pepperell1,2

b. 3 September 1694
Father*William Pepperell3,1 b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Mother*Margery Bray1 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Birth*3 September 1694Miriam Pepperell was born on 3 September 1694 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1,4
Marriage*She married Andrew Tyler, son of Captain Thomas Tyler.2,1

Family

Andrew Tyler
Children1.Miriam Tyler5 b. 6 Jan 1717
2.Andrew Tyler5 b. 2 Feb 1718, d. b 23 Aug 1719
3.Andrew Tyler5 b. 23 Aug 1719
4.William Tyler5 b. 29 Jan 1721, d. b 14 Oct 1722
5.William Tyler5 b. 14 Oct 1722
6.Margery Tyler5 b. 16 Feb 1724
7.John Tyler5 b. 9 May 1725, d. b 1 Oct 1732
8.Katherine Tyler5 b. 11 Sep 1726
9.Thomas Tyler5 b. 25 Jan 1730
10.Pepperell Tyler5 b. 18 Apr 1731
11.John Tyler5 b. 1 Oct 1732
12.Christopher Tyler5 b. 30 Dec 1733
13.Mary Tyler5 b. 14 Sep 1734
14.Jane Tyler5 b. 14 Nov 1736

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  2. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  3. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  4. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, page 5.
  5. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 137. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Sarah Pepperell1

b. 4 December 1708, d. 24 January 1791
Father*Andrew Pepperell1 b. 1 Jul 1681, d. 1713
Mother*Jane Elliott1 d. 1749
Birth*4 December 1708Sarah Pepperell was born on 4 December 1708 in New Castle, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.1
Marriage*12 September 1723She married Captain Charles Frost on 12 September 1723.1,2
(Wife) Death10 April 1751Sarah became a widow when Captain Charles Frost died on 10 April 1751.2
Death*24 January 1791She died on 24 January 1791 at age 82.1

Family

Captain Charles Frost d. 10 Apr 1751
Children1.Jane Frost2 b. 17 Jul 1724
2.Charles Frost2 b. 17 Jan 1725/26
3.Sarah Frost2 b. 28 Jun 1730
4.Pepperell Frost2 b. 1 Jun 1737

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.
  2. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, pages 12-13.

William Pepperell1

b. circa 1647, d. 15 February 1734
Colonel William Pepperell
Birth*circa 1647William Pepperell was born circa 1647, as calculated from his noted age at death, in Wales.1
Marriage*circa 1680He married Margery Bray, daughter of John Bray, circa 1680 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1
Death*15 February 1734He died on 15 February 1734 at age 87.1

Family

Margery Bray b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Children1.Andrew Pepperell+2,1 b. 1 Jul 1681, d. 1713
2.Mary Pepperell+2 b. 5 Sep 1685, d. 18 Apr 1766
3.Margery Pepperell+2,1 b. 15 Sep 1689, d. Jul 1769
4.Joanna Pepperell+2,1 b. 22 Jun 1692, d. 1725
5.Miriam Pepperell+2,1 b. 3 Sep 1694
6.Sir William Pepperell+2,1 b. 27 Jun 1696, d. 6 Jul 1759
7.Dorothy Pepperell+2,1 b. 23 Jul 1698, d. 8 Jan 1763
8.Jane Pepperell+1 b. 2 Jun 1701, d. 6 Feb 1765

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  2. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

William Pepperell1

b. 26 May 1729, d. February 1730
Father*Sir William Pepperell1 b. 27 Jun 1696, d. 6 Jul 1759
Mother*Mary Hirst1 b. 31 Jan 1703, d. 25 Nov 1789
Birth*26 May 1729William Pepperell was born on 26 May 1729 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine,1
Death*February 1730 and died less than a year later in February 1730.1

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 8-12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Sir William Pepperell1,2

b. 27 June 1696, d. 6 July 1759
Sir William Pepperell
Father*William Pepperell1,2 b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Mother*Margery Bray2 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741
Birth*27 June 1696William Pepperell Jr. was born on 27 June 1696 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.2
Marriage*16 March 1723He married Mary Hirst, daughter of Grove Hirst and Elizabeth Sewall, on 16 March 1723.3
King George's War*15 March 1744 France declared war on 15 March 1744 and England two weeks later. Throughout that year it was a general subject for conversation that Louisburg must be captured from the French; that alone would mean safety to trade and navigation. It was thought that four thousand men, with such a fleet as could be raised by the Provinces, would be able to compel a surrender of the place. Finally it was agreed to make the effort. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut contributed armed vessels, and Edward Tyng who commanded a small frigate of twenty-four guns was made Commodore. The whole number of armed vessels was fourteen; the armed vessels and transports one hundred. In troops, Massachusetts contributed 3,250, Rhode Island 300 and Connecticut 500. Governor Shirley appointed, as Commander of the expedition, Colonel William Pepperell who, after some hesitation, was prevailed upon to accept. He advanced £5,000 to the Province from his own fortune and used all of his influence to make the expedition successful. This command gave Colonel Pepperell the title of Lieutenant-General Pepperell.

The first troops sailed on 24 Mar 1745 and their work was so well done that news of the conquest was received in July. The victory was celebrated in Boston, New York and Philadelphia.3
Baronet Title* As a result of his success at Louisburg, General Pepperell was created a Baronet of Great Britain, the first time the patent was ever conferred on a native of America. From then on hi was known as Sir William Pepperell.3
Death*6 July 1759He died at his home in Kittery Point, Maine, on 6 July 1759 at age 63.3
ObituarySeptember 1759 The following Sabbath, the Reverend Dr. Stevens preached the funeral discourse and the Gentleman's Magazine of London for September 1759 contained the following notice (expanded from abbreviations) of his death: "Lieutenant General Sir William Pepperell Baronet, Colonel of the 52nd regiment of foot, at Boston in New England, aged 63. He was the youngest son of William Pepperell Esq. of the west of England. He was bred and principally employed in mercantile affairs, till 1745, when at the earnest desire of the Governor and council of that and the other provinces he undertook the chief command of the forces against Louisbourg which he reduced after a siege of 49 days, for which service he was created a baronet of Great Britain."3
Baronet Title*His grandson William Pepperell Sparhawk inherited the title of Baronet and became known as Sir William Pepperell.3

Family

Mary Hirst b. 31 Jan 1703, d. 25 Nov 1789
Children1.Elizabeth Pepperell+3 b. 29 Dec 1723, d. Sep 1797
2.Andrew Pepperell3 b. 4 Jan 1726, d. 1 Mar 1751
3.William Pepperell3 b. 26 May 1729, d. Feb 1730
4.Margery Pepperell3 b. 14 Sep 1732

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  3. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), pages 8-12. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

James Perigo1

Marriage*6 March 1727/28He married Lydia Hayward, daughter of Joseph Hayward Jr. and Sarah Crossman, on 6 March 1727/28 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Lydia Hayward b. 20 Apr 1708

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), Hayward, pages 181-190. 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 173. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Abigail Perkins1

b. 7 December 1712
Father*Humphrey Perkins2,1
Mother*Martha Moulton1,2 b. c 1666
Baptism*7 December 1712Abigail was baptized on 7 December 1712 with her sisters Martha and Sarah, eleven months after their father's death, in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.3,4
Marriage*She married Enoch Leonard of Bridgewater, son of Enoch Leonard and Elizabeth Hooper.1
Land Records*17 April 1744Enoch Leonard, cordwainer of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail signed a deed agreement on 17 April 1744 to sell land in Bridgewater to Silvanus Blossom, also of Bridgewater and a cordwainer, for the sum of £97. The property was described as a certain piece of land in Bridgewater's South Precinct, being about 20 acres of their homestead. It was bounded as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones, the southerly corner of Richard Davenport's land, from there running southerly about 75 poles to a stake and heap of stones to the highway, then running easterly about 42 poles to the corner post and a heap of stones, then running northerly about 53 poles by Seth Hayward's land to a red oak tree marked on two sides, and from there about 45 poles in a straight line to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch had received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten signed as witnesses and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.5,6

Family

Enoch Leonard b. 25 Dec 1707

Citations

  1. [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), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84.
  3. [S1183] Asa W. Brown, "Perkins Family of Hampton, N.H.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 12, pages 79-83 (January 1858). Hereinafter cited as "Perkins Family of Hampton, N.H."
  4. [S1039] Hampton, NH: Vital Records to 1900, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 2, page 17. Hereinafter cited as Hampton Vital Records to 1900.
  5. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  6. [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# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Abraham Perkins1

b. 16 July 1716
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*16 July 1716Abraham Perkins was born on 16 July 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. 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), Births, Volume I, page 251. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Abraham Perkins1

b. circa 1611, d. 31 August 1683
Birth*circa 1611Abraham Perkins was born circa 1611 as calculated from his noted age at death.1
Biographical Info*Abraham was one of the first settlers in Hampton, New Hampshire, and was made a Freeman on 13 May 1640. He had a good education, was an excellent penman, and was very active in the business of the town.1
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
Death*31 August 1683He died on 31 August 1683 at about age 72.1

Family

Mary ______ b. c 1618, d. 29 May 1706
Child1.David Perkins+1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Anne Perkins1

b. 1 May 1724
Father*Daniel Perkins1,2 b. c 1697, d. 29 Sep 1782
Mother*Anne Foster2,1 b. c 1700, d. 7 Jul 1750
Birth*1 May 1724Anne Perkins was born on 1 May 1724 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. 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 251. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Benjamin Perkins1

b. 9 July 1735
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*9 July 1735Benjamin Perkins was born on 9 July 1735 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relationship Note*Benjamin and Joseph Perkins were twins.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), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  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), Births, Volume I, page 252. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, pages 252 and 255.

Bethia Perkins1

b. 1 March 1772
Father*James Perkins Jr.1 b. 1 Apr 1746, d. 28 Aug 1827
Mother*Mary Hooper1 b. 16 Apr 1744, d. 9 Oct 1826
Birth*1 March 1772Bethia Perkins was born on 1 March 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*6 May 1797She married Dr. Shubael Lovell of Barnstable probably shortly after 6 May 1797 when their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3

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. [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 252. 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 288.

Daniel Perkins1

b. circa 1697, d. 29 September 1782
Birth*circa 1697Daniel Perkins was born circa 1697, as calculated from his noted age at death, in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Education*1717Daniel graduated from Harvard University, Boston, in 17171
Occupation*4 October 1721 and settled in the ministry in west Bridgewater on 4 October 1721.1
Marriage6 November 1721He married Anne Foster of Charlestown on 6 November 1721 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was recorded in Bridgewater.1,3
(Husband) Death7 July 1750Daniel became a widower when Anne (Foster) Perkins died on 7 July 1750.2
Marriage*29 June 1751He married second, as her third husband, Mary (Hawkes) Thaxter Hancock on 29 June 1751 in Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
(Father of Groom) Marriage9 October 1760Daniel's son Richard married Mary Hancock, the daughter of his second wife, Mary (Hawkes) Thaxter Hancock Perkins, on 9 October 1760.5,1
Death*29 September 1782He died on 29 September 1782 in west Bridgewater in his 86th year.2

Family 1

Anne Foster b. c 1700, d. 7 Jul 1750
Children1.Anne Perkins1,6 b. 1 May 1724
2.Richard Perkins1,7 b. 2 Mar 1729/30, d. 16 Oct 1813

Family 2

Mary Hawkes

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [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 212. Hereinafter cited as West Bridgewater Vital Records to 1850.
  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 II, Marriages, page 288. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S1150] Lexington MA: Vital Records to 1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 120. Hereinafter cited as Lexington Vital Records to 1898.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 292.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 251.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 257.

David Perkins1

b. 1653, d. 1 October 1736
Father*Abraham Perkins1 b. c 1611, d. 31 Aug 1683
Mother*Mary ______1 b. c 1618, d. 29 May 1706
Birth*1653David Perkins was born in 1653, the year calculated from his age at death in 1736.2
Marriage*1677He married Elizabeth Brown in 1677 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Biographical Info*before 1688David and Elizabeth (Brown) Perkins came from Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), and settled in South Bridgewater before 1688. He was the first representative of the town to the General Court in Boston after the union of the two colonies in 1692.1
(Grantee) Land Transfer10 January 1688 On 10 January 1688, acknowledged on 30 Jan 1687/88, David Perkins of Beverly purchased land in Bridgewater from Samuel Leonard and his wife Abigail (Wood) Leonard of Bridgewater.5
Marriage*1699He married Martha Howard in 1699.1
Will*21 January 1735/36The will of David Perkins dated 21 January 1735/36, and proved on 5 October 1736, named grandsons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, "my son Nathan's children", and their sisters Martha and Silence.4
Death*1 October 1736He died on 1 October 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,6
Burial*He was buried in Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6
Estate*11 October 1738In a settlement of the estate of David Perkins, the widow's thirds were set off to Mrs. Martha Perkins and one-tenth of the remainder went to daughter Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, wife of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater on 11 October 1738.7

Family 1

Elizabeth Brown
Children1.Nathan Perkins+1,4 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
2.Thomas Perkins+1 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761

Family 2

Martha Howard
Children1.John Perkins1 b. 21 Sep 1700
2.Mary Perkins1 b. 10 Dec 1702
3.Martha Perkins1 b. 30 Nov 1704
4.Elizabeth Perkins+1,7 b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
5.Susanna Perkins1 b. 27 Feb 1709
6.David Perkins1 b. 12 Aug 1711
7.Jonathan Perkins1 b. 16 Mar 1713/14
8.Abraham Perkins1 b. 16 Jul 1716
9.Sarah Perkins1

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. 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), Births, Volume I, page 251. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 571. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [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# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 15, Samuel Leonard, pages 20-21.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 536 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater, "in 84th y."
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62.

David Perkins1

b. 12 August 1711
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*12 August 1711David Perkins was born on 12 August 1711 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. 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), Births, Volume I, page 252. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Eliab Perkins1

b. 25 May 1743
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*25 May 1743Eliab Perkins was born on 25 May 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3

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), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  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), Births, Volume I, page 253. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elizabeth Perkins1

b. 29 March 1707, d. 19 April 1781
Father*David Perkins1,2 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1,2
Birth*29 March 1707Elizabeth Perkins was born on 29 March 1707 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
Marriage*circa 1731She married Solomon Leonard, son of Jacob Leonard and Susanna King, circa 1731.4,1,2
(Daughter) Estate11 October 1738In a settlement of the estate of David Perkins, the widow's thirds were set off to Mrs. Martha Perkins and one-tenth of the remainder went to daughter Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, wife of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater on 11 October 1738.2
(Wife) Death29 May 1761Elizabeth became a widow when Captain Solomon Leonard died on 29 May 1761.4,5,2
(Widow) Estate and Land11 December 1761Elizabeth and her surviving children were her husband's heirs and shortly after his father's death, her son Solomon purchased most of his father's land from his sisters. His eldest sister Elizabeth Hooper and her husband Hezekiah Hooper of Bridgewater, blacksmith, and his second sister Susanna Leonard and her husband Samuel Whitman also of Bridgewater sold to their brother Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, all rights to the homestead which Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, gentleman, deceased, died seized of, reserving to the widow, their mother, her dower. Solomon's mother, Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, in exchange for the dower set off to her, yielded any rights to the remainder on 11 December 1761. And then on 9 May 1765, Solomon's youngest sister Experience Leonard who was still unmarried, sold to her brother Solomon Leonard all her rights to their deceased father's land, except for her mother's widow's thirds. The deed was acknowledged on 30 October 1765.2
Death*19 April 1781She died on 19 April 1781 in Bridgewater at age 74.2,5

Family

Solomon Leonard b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Children1.Experience Leonard2 b. 15 Nov 1732
2.Solomon Leonard2 b. 27 Mar 1733
3.Elizabeth Leonard+4,1 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 4 Nov 1799
4.Susanna Leonard2 b. 1740
5.Experience Leonard+4,6 b. 22 Oct 1743, d. 24 Oct 1818

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [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# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  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), Births, Volume I, page 253, her name spelled "Elisabeth". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 521.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Alden, pages 83-88.

Lieutenant Francis Perkins1,2

b. 8 September 1729, d. 1783
Father*Thomas Perkins1 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761
Mother*Mary Washburn1 b. c 1690, d. 23 Apr 1750
Birth*8 September 1729Lieutenant Francis Perkins was born on 8 September 1729 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Marriage*14 December 1762He married Susanna Waterman of Halifax, daughter of Deacon Robert Waterman and Martha ______, on 14 December 1762 in Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,1,5
Death*1783He died in 1783.1

Family

Susanna Waterman b. 6 Feb 1742

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 147. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old 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), Births, Volume I, page 253. 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 289.
  5. [S693] George Ernest Bowman, Vital records of the town of Halifax, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Includes indexes. (Boston, Massachusetts: Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1905), Volume I, page 31. Hereinafter cited as Halifax vital records to 1849.

Hepzibah Perkins1

b. 15 February 1719/20, d. 12 April 1800
Father*Thomas Perkins1,2 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761
Mother*Mary Washburn2 b. c 1690, d. 23 Apr 1750
Birth*15 February 1719/20Hepzibah Perkins was born on 15 February 1719/20 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4,5
Marriage*3 April 1746She married first Eleazer Carver Jr., son of Deacon Eleazer Carver and Katherine ______, on 3 April 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,6,7
(Wife) Death15 May 1755Hepzibah became a widow when Lieutenant Eleazer Carver died on 15 May 1755.8
Marriage*6 November 1759She married second Ebenezer Keith, son of Samuel Keith and Bethia Fobes, on 6 November 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,9
Death*12 April 1800She died on 12 April 1800 in Bridgewater at age 801,10
Burial* and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Her gravestone identified her as the widow of Ebenezer Keith and formerly the widow of Lt. Eleazer Carver, her death in her 81st year.10

Family 1

Eleazer Carver Jr. b. 6 Dec 1724, d. 15 May 1755
Children1.Mary Carver11 b. 28 Aug 1748, d. 2 Dec 1811
2.Bethiah Carver11 b. 6 Jul 1754, d. 19 May 1821

Family 2

Ebenezer Keith b. 25 Oct 1716, d. 12 Apr 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), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281, with date of birth as "1720."
  4. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, with date of birth as "1709". Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  5. [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 254. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 72.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 444, referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 210.
  10. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 503, referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  11. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Carver, pages 129-130.

Humphrey Perkins1

Marriage*before 1688He married Martha Moulton before 1688 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2

Family

Martha Moulton b. c 1666
Children1.Abigail Perkins1,3 b. 7 Dec 1712
2.Martha Perkins1,3 b. 7 Dec 1712

Citations

  1. [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), #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 571. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38.

James Perkins1

b. 5 March 1720
Father*Nathan Perkins1 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard1 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*5 March 1720James Perkins was born on 5 March 1720 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
(Son) Estate12 June 1730A division of the estate of Nathan Perkins of Bridgewater deceased was made on 12 June 1730 among Martha Hayward, identified as the wife of Isaac Hayward and former widow of Nathan Perkins, his sons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, and his daughters Martha and Silence.3
(Grandson) Will21 January 1735/36The will of David Perkins dated 21 January 1735/36, and proved on 5 October 1736, named grandsons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, "my son Nathan's children", and their sisters Martha and Silence.3
Marriage*5 May 1742He married Bethia Dunham on 5 May 1742 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family

Bethia Dunham
Child1.James Perkins Jr.+1 b. 1 Apr 1746, d. 28 Aug 1827

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. 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 254. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [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# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 289.

James Perkins Jr.1

b. 1 April 1746, d. 28 August 1827
Father*James Perkins2 b. 5 Mar 1720
Mother*Bethia Dunham2
Birth*1 April 1746James Perkins Jr. was born on 1 April 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*14 February 1771He married Mary Hooper, daughter of James Hooper and Mary Johnson, on 14 February 1771 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1
(Husband) Death9 October 1826Deacon James became a widower when Mary Perkins died on 9 October 1826.5
Death*28 August 1827He died on 28 August 1827 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 81.3,6

Family

Mary Hooper b. 16 Apr 1744, d. 9 Oct 1826
Children1.Bethia Perkins3 b. 1 Mar 1772
2.Rufus Perkins3 b. 3 Sep 1774
3.Levi Perkins3 b. 16 Sep 1776
4.Martha Porter Perkins3 b. 1778
5.Mary Perkins3 b. 1780

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), Volume II, Marriages, page 289. 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), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [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.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 254.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 537, with the note that she had been "82 the 16th last April."
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 537.

John Perkins1

b. 21 September 1700
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*21 September 1700John Perkins was born on 21 September 1700 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

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), Perkins, pages 277-281. 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), Births, Volume I, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.