Jael Peterson1

d. 17 December 1781
Father*Isaac Peterson1 d. 1740
Mother*Mary Hobart2 b. c 1689, d. 3 Apr 1763
Birth*Jael Peterson was born in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*She married Timothy Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Fobes.1,3
(Wife) Death5 June 1750Jael (Peterson) became a widow when Timothy Hayward died on 5 June 1750.4,5,2
Marriage*19 April 1758She married second Seth Alden, son of Joseph Alden and Hannah Dunham, on 19 April 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,6
Death*17 December 1781She died on 17 December 1781 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1

Family 1

Timothy Hayward b. 2 May 1700, d. 5 Jun 1750
Children1.Mary Hayward3,2
2.Ezra Hayward2,3 b. 9 Apr 1739, d. 27 Dec 1740
3.Daniel Hayward2,3 b. 16 Nov 1740
4.Abraham Hayward2,3 b. 22 Oct 1742, d. 27 Oct 1747
5.Lydia Hayward3,2 b. 9 Sep 1744, d. 4 Oct 1747
6.Isaac Hayward3,2 b. 21 Nov 1746, d. 19 Oct 1747
7.Ezra Hayward+3,2,7 b. 30 Jun 1751, d. 25 Nov 1781

Family 2

Seth Alden b. 6 Jul 1710, d. 6 Sep 1784

Citations

  1. [S761] William Bradford Browne, "The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 70 (April 1916): pages 164-165. Hereinafter cited as "Peterson Family of Duxbury."
  2. [S761] William Bradford Browne, "Peterson Family of Duxbury", pages 161-165.
  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), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  5. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths , page 357 referencing G.R.1: citing a gravestone record, Old Central Cemetery, Central Street. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [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 25, his name spelled "Allden". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  7. [S847] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his Descendants in the Fifth and Sixth Generations - Part One (Family Numbers 198-367) (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Family number 329, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 5th and 6th Generations - Part One.

______ Peterson1

Marriage*He married Mercy Leach, daughter of David Leach and Hannah ______.1

Family

Mercy Leach b. 22 Nov 1693
Child1.Hannah ______1

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.

George Pettit1

d. before 1779
Marriage*circa 1752He married, as her first husband, Susannah Heaton, daughter of John Heaton and Sarah Roberts, circa 1752.1
Relocation*1768Susannah and George Pettit moved in 1768 to Loudoun County, Virginia.2
Death*before 1779He died in Virginia sometime before 1779 the year his wife married again.2

Family

Susannah Heaton b. 18 Nov 1731

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…

Joseph Phelps1

Land Records*27 April 1736Joseph Phelps purchased "a certaine persell of bog meadow lying in Hebron" from Samuel Heaton of Hebron on 27 April 1736.1
(Petitioner's Witness) Divorce Filing14 September 1747Joseph was a witness for Samuel Heaton of Lebanon, Windham County, Connecticut, when Samuel petitioned the Superior Court on 14 September 1747 to grant him a bill of divorce from his wife Sarah (Hawes) Heaton. Samuel's petition stated that he was married to one Sarah Hawes on 10 December 1706, and lived with her and did all the duties of a loving, kind and faithful husband to her until sometime in the month of November 1743, at which time she departed from him to some parts of the Jersey with a design never to return and live with him again and that, without any just cause given her by the petitioner, she did then and has ever since deserted him and has not since performed any one of the duties of a wife to him and hath broken her marriage covenant, for a time period of more than three years. Joseph Phelps's confirmatory testimony, written at Hebron in September of 1748, reported that Sarah Heaton, wife to Samuel Heaton of Lebanon in the County of Windham did some time in the month of November in the year 1743 set out to go to a place called Black River "beyond York Government", as he understood, with a load of goods on her horse, and had not heard that she had returned home to her husband, and had often heard that she had not.2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S1274] Todd A. Farmerie, "Sarah Heaton, wife of John Porter of Hebron and Lebanon, Connecticut", The American Genealogist Volume 76, pages 117-121 (April 2001). Hereinafter cited as "Sarah Heaton, wife of John Porter."
  2. [S542] Grace Louise Knox, Connecticut divorces : Superior Court records for the counties of New London, Tolland & Windham, 1719-1910 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1987), page 331. Hereinafter cited as Connecticut divorces, 1719-1910, New London, Tolland & Windham.
  3. [S1236] Connecticut Superior Court (Windham County), Divorce papers, 1726-1907. Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Library, Hartford: Film# 1638987, Record Group# 3, Box H-326; on 27 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Divorce papers, 1726-1907 (Windham County, Connecticut).

Abiathar Phillips

Father*Ralph Phillips d. b 22 Dec 1818
Mother*Deborah ______
Marriage*He married Silvia ______.
Land Transfer*22 December 1818Abiathar Phillips, a ____________ of Berkley, and Silvia Phillips signed a deed agreement on 22 December 1818 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to John Bolton, a mariner of Berkley, for the sum of $350. The deed was dated and signed on 22 December 1818, and recorded on 23 Dec 1818. It described the tract of land lying in Berkley bounded as follows: Beginning at the Southerly and Easterly corner of the land that Jacob Phillips bought of the heirs of Ralph Phillips, thence Westerly by Thomas Briggs line until it comes to a creek, thence the same _____________ on land owned by the heirs of Simon Burt until it comes to another creek, thence on that creek Northerly until it comes to land owned by the heirs of Stephen Burt, thence Easterly by land owned by those heirs until it comes to land set off to Deborah Phillips for her thirds of Ralph Phillips Estate, thence South, or by the same line, of those thirds to the first mentioned boundary, containing fourteen acres, be it the same more or less ____________Also two-thirds of a seven acre lot, or thereabouts, adjoining the above described to the Eastward, extending to the road, being undivided with the heirs of Ralph Phillips deceased, and set off to Deborah Phillips as her Dower. Abiathar Phillips, with this deed agreement, conveyed all his right and title to the Ralph Phillips Estate. The deed agreement further stated that Abiathar's wife, Silvia Phillips, quit her right of Dower on the above described premises. It was signed by Abiathar Phillips and Silvia Phillips with Asa Danforth and John Danforth as witnesses.1
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.2

Family

Silvia ______

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 105, page 396; on microfilm volumes 104-105 for 1817-1818, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  2. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824.

Caleb Phillips1

Marriage*He married Hannah Gary.1

Family

Hannah Gary
Child1.Caleb Phillips Jr.1 b. 5 Oct 1705, d. 11 Oct 1792

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Caleb Phillips Jr.1

b. 5 October 1705, d. 11 October 1792
Father*Caleb Phillips1
Mother*Hannah Gary1
Birth*5 October 1705Caleb Phillips Jr. was born on 5 October 1705 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*12 September 1733He married Susanna Hawes, daughter of Nathaniel Hawes and Sarah Newell, on 12 September 1733 in Bellingham, Suffolk County.1
Death*11 October 1792He died on 11 October 1792 in Bellingham at age 871
Burial* and was buried in the South Bellingham Cemetery.1

Family

Susanna Hawes b. 13 Jan 1707/8, d. Nov 1794

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Elizabeth Phillips1

b. before 1640, d. 7 February 1695/96
Birth*before 1640Elizabeth Phillips was born before 1640.1
Marriage*between 1 April 1659 and 1660She married John Alden, son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, between 1 April 1659 and 1660 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1
Death*7 February 1695/96She was buried on 7 February 1695/96 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

John Alden b. c 1626, d. 14 Mar 1701/2

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.

Experience Phillips1

Marriage*She married Samuel King.1

Family

Samuel King
Child1.Susanna King+2 b. 6 May 1659

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  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# 17, Jacob Leonard, pages 17-18. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Hannah Phillips1

d. 3 October 1676
Marriage*1 September 1638She married first Joseph Morse, son of Samuel Morse and Elizabeth ______, on 1 September 1638 in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
(Wife) Death1654Hannah became a widow when Joseph Morse died in 1654.2,3
Marriage*3 November 1658She married second, as his second wife, Thomas Boyden on 3 November 1658 in Boston.4,2,3
Death*3 October 1676She died on 3 October 1676 in Medfield.5,2

Family 1

Joseph Morse b. 1615, d. 1654
Child1.Joseph Morse+2,6 b. 26 Jul 1649, d. 18 Feb 1717/18

Family 2

Thomas Boyden

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 5-11; although page 9 is missing from the book reviewed, it is believed at this time that the name of Joseph's wife was Hannah Phillips. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S1376] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Digitized copy includes page 9, which is missing from other digitized copies viewed. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Second Generation, pages 9-10. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 521. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 88.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 195. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  6. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Third Generation, pages 12-25.

Hannah Phillips1

b. circa 1698, d. 15 February 1733
Father*William Phillips1,2 b. 1670, d. 12 Jun 1705
Mother*Hannah Gilbert1,2 b. 28 Sep 1677, d. 6 Jun 1705
Birth*circa 1698Hannah Phillips was born circa 1698.1
Marriage*15 August 1715She married, as his first wife, Benjamin Leonard, son of Isaac Leonard and Deliverance Ames, on 15 August 1715 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.1,3
Inheritance*15 November 1717 On 15 November 1717 Benjamin and Hannah Leonard of Bridgewater received "of our grandfather Thomas Gilbert, administrator of the estate of William Phillips late deceased, our father," their share of Hannah's father's estate.1
(Grantor's Wife) Land Records1720 In 1720 Hannah's husband Benjamin Leonard of Bridgewater sold his homestead in Bridgewater to his brother Joseph Leonard and that same year Hannah and Benjamin Leonard sold land, set off to her from her father's estate, in Dighton.1
Land Records*July 1723In 1722 Hannah's husband Benjamin Leonard purchased land in Dighton, Bristol County, and in July 1723 they were living in the part of Dighton which later became Berkley.1
Death*15 February 1733She died on 15 February 17334,2
Burial* and was buried in Fox Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol County.2

Family

Benjamin Leonard b. bt 1686 - 1690, d. b 4 Jul 1749
Children1.Jemima Leonard1 b. 8 May 1717
2.Lydia Leonard1 b. 17 Sep 1718
3.Hannah Leonard1 b. 25 Sep 1720
4.Benjamin Leonard1 b. 6 Sep 1722
5.William Leonard1 b. 17 Dec 1724
6.Caleb Leonard1 b. 23 Sep 1726

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Phillips) Leonard, Memorial# 35775522, created by Dixie Wantoch who may be contacted through her link on the memorial webpage; unless additional sources are listed, the information from this source has not been verified. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 240. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67, noting death as "ca 1730."

Jacob Phillips

(Neighbor) Land Transfer22 December 1818Abiathar Phillips, a ____________ of Berkley, and Silvia Phillips signed a deed agreement on 22 December 1818 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to John Bolton, a mariner of Berkley, for the sum of $350. The deed was dated and signed on 22 December 1818, and recorded on 23 Dec 1818. It described the tract of land lying in Berkley bounded as follows: Beginning at the Southerly and Easterly corner of the land that Jacob Phillips bought of the heirs of Ralph Phillips, thence Westerly by Thomas Briggs line until it comes to a creek, thence the same _____________ on land owned by the heirs of Simon Burt until it comes to another creek, thence on that creek Northerly until it comes to land owned by the heirs of Stephen Burt, thence Easterly by land owned by those heirs until it comes to land set off to Deborah Phillips for her thirds of Ralph Phillips Estate, thence South, or by the same line, of those thirds to the first mentioned boundary, containing fourteen acres, be it the same more or less ____________Also two-thirds of a seven acre lot, or thereabouts, adjoining the above described to the Eastward, extending to the road, being undivided with the heirs of Ralph Phillips deceased, and set off to Deborah Phillips as her Dower. Abiathar Phillips, with this deed agreement, conveyed all his right and title to the Ralph Phillips Estate. The deed agreement further stated that Abiathar's wife, Silvia Phillips, quit her right of Dower on the above described premises. It was signed by Abiathar Phillips and Silvia Phillips with Asa Danforth and John Danforth as witnesses.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 105, page 396; on microfilm volumes 104-105 for 1817-1818, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Jacob Phillips Jr.

(Grantee) Land Transfer14 February 1824John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 14 February 1824 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Jacob Phillips Jr. of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $150. The deed was recorded on 15 Feb 1825 and described the lot or parcel of land situated in Berkley as follows: Bounded Easterly on the road leading from Thomas Briggs to Taunton, Northerly on land owned by Tamerlane Burt, Westerly on land owned by Tamerlane and Thomas J. Burt and Southwesterly land owned by Thomas Briggs and containing about ten acres _____________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 14 Feb 1824 with Polly French and Levi French as witnesses.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 117, pages 69-70; on microfilm volume 117 for 1825, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

James Phillips1

Marriage*before 1661He married Mary ______ before 1661 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.2,1

Family

Mary ______
Child1.William Phillips+1 b. 1670, d. 12 Jun 1705

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Phillips, Memorial# 20994544, created by Nareen, who requests that she be contacted through the addition/correction feature on the memorial webpage; unless additional sources are listed, the information from this source has not been verified. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 577. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

John Phillips1

Marriage Intention2 May 1823An intention of marriage for John Phillips of Templeton and Olive H. Fry was recorded on 2 May 1823 in Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2
Marriage Intention*4 May 1823A second intention of marriage for John Phillips of Templeton and Olive H. Fry was recorded on 4 May 1823 in Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Olive H. Fry

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Winchendon Marriages, page 122. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Templeton Marriages, page 141, her surname spelled "Foye."

John Phillips Esq.1

b. 22 June 1701, d. 19 April 1763
Birth*22 June 1701John Phillips Esq. was born on 22 June 1701 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Name VariationJohn was a Deacon at Brattle Square Church in Boston and was often identified in documents using his full title of Deacon John Phillips Esq.1
(Executor) Will25 March 1747Deacon John Phillips Esq. was named as an Executor of the estate and Trustee of the Trust directed by the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. Describing them as his honored friends, Benjamin's will appointed Benjamin Colman, Jacob Wendell Esq., Deacon John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock Executors of the estate and of the Trust that was to be funded, after the just payment of his debts and legacies, with his bonds, mortgages and monies, their yearly income, his house, and the proceeds from the sale of his personal estate, together with his little silver plate and household goods. The will directed the Trustees, relying on their love and goodness, to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson John Dennie. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.1
(Executor) Codicil28 August 1747John Phillips Esq., described as a worthy Deacon of the Church in Brattle Street, was named in the codicil added to the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, on 28 August 1747 in Boston. Reverend Colman died the next day before he could give it, as he had planned, to John, who was his honored friend and one of his Executors. 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.1
(Executor) Inventory18 September 1747 On 18 September 1747 the Inventory of the estate of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, completed and appraised by William Downe, Daniel Henchman and John Fayerweather and sworn to by one of the estate's Executors John Phillips Esq., was filed with Judge Edward Hutchinson in Boston. The total value of the Estate was appraised at £14,460, 7s, 10p, which in 2010 would have been equal to about £1,810,000 or approximately $2,800,000. The inventory provided an itemized list of the contents of each of the rooms, which were described, in his home on Brattle Street, the only real property he owned at his death. The large brick house was valued at £4,000 and the rooms were described as a Study, a large Front Room, a small room between the 2 front chambers, a second Front Room, a Kitchen Chamber, a north Front Chamber, a Keeping Room Chamber, a Chamber over the Study, an Upper Chamber over the Study, another Upper Chamber, and two additional upper Chambers. His cash and bonds were valued at just under £7,000, and his library of books at just under £1,000. Reverend Colman owned two slaves; his Negro man Boston was appraised at £300, and his Negro woman Violet at £220. His wearing apparel and household goods made up the remaining value.1
(Trustee) TrustJohn Phillips Esq. was one of four Executors and Trustees named in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, which directed that a Trust for his grandson John Dennie be created. He ordered that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate, together with his house in Brattle Street, Boston, his only real property, be used to fund the Trust. He appointed his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman and honored friends Jacob Wendell Esq., John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

In order that they might achieve that end, Colman empowered his Executors and Trustees, according to their best judgment, to rent, demand and receive rent, defend his title and property, to let out monies upon bond and to demand, receive, sue for, and recover monies due upon bond or mortgage, to also make necessary repairs and defray every arising charge. Most especially, though, he entrusted them to care for the board, schooling and education of his beloved grandson; to bring him up to learning or to put him to trade or merchandise, as they shall judge most fitting and convenient. And adding that if his nephew Benjamin Colman, or other of his honored Executors could board him and see to his profitable and pious instruction, or take him as their apprentice, it would be his wish.

The will informed his Executors and Trustees that, as a result of Articles of Indenture, or legal contract, agreed upon between himself and his son-in-law Albert Dennie, the natural father of his only branch and grandson, the boy's father had committed to Colman's care and ordering, all that concerned the education and support of his grandson John Dennie. The agreement gave Colman the right and responsibility to do for his grandson as a father for his child and empowered him to provide for him by will and testament as he was now doing. The will then committed John Dennie to the care and ordering of his worthy Trustees and Executors throughout his whole education in non age, requiring him to be respectful and subject to them as to his natural parent and guardian. If John should prove disrespectful, the will empowered his Trustees and Executors to withhold and deny to John, when he came of age, the £3,000 legacy bequeathed to him, and also to deny him from coming into possession of his dwelling house in Brattle Street. If John were to prove to be impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious in the sober judgment and conscience of his Trustees and Executors, the will then ordered that his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, who was also a Trustee, be put immediately into possession of Colman's house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and the heirs of his body, and their heirs also lawfully begotten, forever. The will added that if John were to become or remain impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious when he reached the age of 22 years, then the £3,000 bequeathed to him, together with all that should remain of his personal estate in the hands of his Executors and Trustees be equally divided among the surviving grandchildren, or their heirs, of his brother John Colman.

If, on the other hand, his grandson John Dennie, by the Grace of God, for which he fervently prayed for him, prove himself a sober and virtuous youth, in a judgment of charity, with his parental blessing on him, he confirmed to him the £3,000 legacy at the age of 22 years, and with great pleasure he bequeathed to John his dwelling house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. However, if John were to die without heirs, then the house and land should remain with his nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, and to his son Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, forever.

The will ordered his Executors and Trustees, within the year following his death, to make the tender of his house in Brattle Street to his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman for him to occupy and dwell in, instructing him to keep it in good repair until the day of his grandson John reaching the full age of 22 years. His nephew Benjamin was ordered to pay rent of no more than £70 per annum, and that he then surrender it up to John Dennie, or legal heir of his body, or rent it of him or his as may be agreeable to him and them.1
Death*19 April 1763He died on 19 April 1763 in Boston at age 61.2

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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 I, 1637-1738, pages 421-423. Hereinafter cited as Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888.

Mary Phillips1

b. circa 1800, d. 1886
Birth*circa 1800Mary Phillips was born circa 1800.1
Marriage*21 March 1828She married Richard Fowke, son of Francis Fowke and Mary Lowe, on 21 March 1828 in Christ Church, London, Southwark, Surrey County, England.1
Death*1886She died in 1886.1

Family

Richard Fowke b. 27 Nov 1795, d. 1855

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Mary "Polly" Phillips1

b. circa 1760, d. 7 June 1785
Birth*circa 1760Mary "Polly" Phillips was born circa 1760 as calculated from her noted age at death.2
Marriage*circa 1777She married, as his first wife, Isaac Washburn, son of Jonathan Washburn and Judith Wood, circa 1777.1,3
Death*7 June 1785She died on 7 June 1785 in Taunton, Bristol County, at age 25. The record identified her as "Polly Washburn, first wife of Isaac."2

Family

Isaac Washburn b. 1 Feb 1755, d. 3 Nov 1832
Children1.Nancy Washburn4 b. 9 Feb 1778
2.William Washburn4 b. 13 Nov 1780
3.Henry Washburn4 b. 11 Jan 1783, d. Aug 1845
4.Polly Washburn2,4 b. 15 May 1785, d. 1 Jul 1787

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html, referencing no source, so additional research is required. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Taunton Deaths, page 210. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Taunton Deaths, page 210, identifying her as "Polly Washburn, first wife of Isaac."
  4. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Children recorded in Taunton, Bristol County, page 84; page contains separate lists of the birth dates, and some deaths, of the children of each of the three wives of Isaac Washburn: Polly, Eunice and Betsey.

Ralph Phillips

d. before 22 December 1818
Marriage*He married Deborah ______.
Death*before 22 December 1818He died before 22 December 1818 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1
(Previous Owner) Land Transfer22 December 1818Abiathar Phillips, a ____________ of Berkley, and Silvia Phillips signed a deed agreement on 22 December 1818 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to John Bolton, a mariner of Berkley, for the sum of $350. The deed was dated and signed on 22 December 1818, and recorded on 23 Dec 1818. It described the tract of land lying in Berkley bounded as follows: Beginning at the Southerly and Easterly corner of the land that Jacob Phillips bought of the heirs of Ralph Phillips, thence Westerly by Thomas Briggs line until it comes to a creek, thence the same _____________ on land owned by the heirs of Simon Burt until it comes to another creek, thence on that creek Northerly until it comes to land owned by the heirs of Stephen Burt, thence Easterly by land owned by those heirs until it comes to land set off to Deborah Phillips for her thirds of Ralph Phillips Estate, thence South, or by the same line, of those thirds to the first mentioned boundary, containing fourteen acres, be it the same more or less ____________Also two-thirds of a seven acre lot, or thereabouts, adjoining the above described to the Eastward, extending to the road, being undivided with the heirs of Ralph Phillips deceased, and set off to Deborah Phillips as her Dower. Abiathar Phillips, with this deed agreement, conveyed all his right and title to the Ralph Phillips Estate. The deed agreement further stated that Abiathar's wife, Silvia Phillips, quit her right of Dower on the above described premises. It was signed by Abiathar Phillips and Silvia Phillips with Asa Danforth and John Danforth as witnesses.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 105, page 396; on microfilm volumes 104-105 for 1817-1818, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Sarah Phillips1

b. 30 August 1691
Birth*30 August 1691Sarah Phillips was born on 30 August 1691 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*28 September 1714She married Thomas Jackson, son of Thomas Jackson and Priscilla Grafton, on 28 September 1714 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage year was transcribed as 171(4) with the explanation that the original was blotted and torn. The record noted they were both from Charlestown, and that they were married by Reverend Mr. Joseph Stevens, Minister.1,2

Family

Thomas Jackson b. 18 Jul 1692, d. b 4 Mar 1757
Children1.Sarah Jackson3 b. 16 Aug 1715
2.Sarah Jackson2 b. 10 Feb 1717/18
3.Thomas Jackson2
4.Nathaniel Jackson2
5.Mary Jackson2
6.Elizabeth Jackson+2 b. 21 Oct 1731, d. 23 Nov 1811

Citations

  1. [S942] Charlestown, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 1, Part I, page 216. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S944] Robert S. Wakefield, Margaret Harris Stover and Lucy Mary Kellogg, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620. Volume 17, Isaac Allerton (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975 -). Hereinafter cited as Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [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 172. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Wadsworth Phillips1

MarriageHe married Sarah Hathaway, daughter of Ebenezer Hathaway and Chloe Hooper.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, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

William Phillips1

Marriage*16 January 1718He married Hannah Pryor, daughter of John Pryor and Bethiah Allen, on 16 January 1718 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Hannah Pryor

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), Allen, pages 92-98. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

William Phillips1

b. 1670, d. 12 June 1705
Father*James Phillips1
Mother*Mary ______1
Birth*1670William Phillips was born in 1670.1
Marriage*circa 1696He married Hannah Gilbert, daughter of Thomas Gilbert and Anna Black, circa 1696 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1
(Husband) Death6 June 1705William became a widower when Hannah (Gilbert) Phillips died on 6 June 1705.4
Death*12 June 1705He died on 12 June 1705, just one week to the day after his wife's death1
Burial* and was buried in Fox Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Father) Inheritance15 November 1717 On 15 November 1717 his daughter Hannah and her husband Benjamin Leonard of Bridgewater received "of our grandfather Thomas Gilbert, administrator of the estate of William Phillips late deceased, our father," their share of his estate.2

Family

Hannah Gilbert b. 28 Sep 1677, d. 6 Jun 1705
Child1.Hannah Phillips+2,5 b. c 1698, d. 15 Feb 1733

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Phillips, Memorial# 20994544, created by Nareen, who requests that she be contacted through the addition/correction feature on the memorial webpage; unless additional sources are listed, the information from this source has not been verified. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  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# 69, Benjamin Leonard, pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 579. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Gilbert) Phillips, Memorial# 20994576, created by Nareen, who requests that she be contacted through the addition/correction feature on the memorial webpage; unless additional sources are listed, the information from this source has not been verified.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Phillips) Leonard, Memorial# 35775522, created by Dixie Wantoch who may be contacted through her link on the memorial webpage; unless additional sources are listed, the information from this source has not been verified.

Adams Pierce1

b. 11 June 1695, d. 19 January 1714
Father*Benjamin Pierce1 b. 1646, d. 1723
Mother*Martha Adams1 b. 1665, d. 29 Dec 1717
Birth*11 June 1695Adams Pierce was born on 11 June 1695 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*19 January 1714He died on 19 January 1714 in Scituate at age 181,3
Burial*29 January 1714 and was buried on 29 January 1714 in Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His gravestone marked his death at age 20.3

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 289, his surname spelled "Peirce". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 432, his surname spelled "Peirce" and referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate.

Benjamin Pierce1

b. 11 March 1683/84, d. 1772
Father*Benjamin Pierce1 b. 1646, d. 1723
Mother*Martha Adams2 b. 1665, d. 29 Dec 1717
Birth*11 March 1683/84Benjamin Pierce was born on 11 March 1683/84 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,3
Marriage*5 February 1711/12He married Mary Cowing, daughter of Israel Cowing and Hannah Litchfield, on 5 February 1711/12 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
Death*1772He died in 1772.1

Family

Mary Cowing b. 28 Dec 1691, d. 10 Feb 1724/25
Children1.Martha Pierce1 b. 5 Jan 1712/13
2.Mary Pierce+1 b. 4 Feb 1717, d. 9 Aug 1758
3.Benjamin Pierce Jr.+1 b. 4 Dec 1721, d. 2 Jul 1768

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, stated their marriage in "1695", rather than 1678, and identified her father as "James Adams."
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 289, his surname spelled "Pearce". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236.

Benjamin Pierce1

b. 1646, d. 1723
Father*Michael Pierce1 b. c 1615, d. 1676
Birth*1646Benjamin Pierce was born in 1646 possibly in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*5 February 1678He married Martha Adams, daughter of James Adams, on 5 February 1678 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2,3
(Husband) Death29 December 1717Benjamin became a widower when Martha Pierce died on 29 December 1717.4
Marriage*23 July 1718He married Elizabeth (Adams) Perry in 23 July 1718 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5
Death*1723He died in 1723.1

Family 1

Martha Adams b. 1665, d. 29 Dec 1717
Children1.Martha Pierce1 b. 14 Dec 1679, d. 18 Feb 1700
2.Jershua Pierce+1 b. 13 Feb 1681
3.Benjamin Pierce+1 b. 11 Mar 1683/84, d. 1772
4.Ebenezer Pierce1 b. 2 Apr 1686
5.Persis Pierce1 b. 6 Jun 1688, d. 18 Dec 1717
6.Caleb Pierce1 b. 12 Jun 1690, d. a 1730
7.Thomas Pierce1 b. 14 Nov 1692, d. 1775
8.Adams Pierce1 b. 11 Jun 1695, d. 19 Jan 1714
9.Jeremiah Pierce1 b. 17 Sep 1697
10.Elisha Pierce+1 b. 24 Nov 1699, d. 15 Jul 1770

Family 2

Elizabeth Adams

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, stated their marriage in "1695", rather than 1678, and identified her father as "James Adams."
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Marriages, page 231, his name spelled "Pearce", her name "Adames", and the date written as "Feb. (written above Apr.) 5, 1678". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 433 referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate.
  5. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236.

Benjamin Pierce1

b. 1 March 1746, d. 1809
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Benjamin Pierce Jr.1 b. 4 Dec 1721, d. 2 Jul 1768
Mother*Charity Howard1 b. Jul 1720, d. 25 Feb 1748
Birth*1 March 1746Benjamin Pierce was born on 1 March 1746 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*23 March 1769He married Priscilla Merritt on 23 March 1769 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Death*1809He died in 1809.4

Family

Priscilla Merritt b. 7 Jun 1744, d. 1837
Child1.Charity Pierce5 b. 24 Dec 1769

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 290. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 231, his surname spelled "Peirce."
  4. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, with year of death noted as 1746.
  5. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, her father stated as Benjamin's father Benjamin.

Benjamin Pierce Jr.1

b. 4 December 1721, d. 2 July 1768
Father*Benjamin Pierce2 b. 11 Mar 1683/84, d. 1772
Mother*Mary Cowing2 b. 28 Dec 1691, d. 10 Feb 1724/25
Birth*4 December 1721Benjamin Pierce Jr. was born on 4 December 1721 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*3 November 1743He married Charity Howard of Bridgewater, daughter of Jonathan Howard and Sarah Field, on 3 November 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4,5,6
(Husband) Death25 February 1748Benjamin became a widower when Charity Pierce died on 25 February 1748.2,7
Marriage Intention12 May 1750An intention of marriage for Benjamin Pierce Jr. of Scituate and Jane Hayward of Bridgewater was recorded on 12 May 1750 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).8
Marriage*7 August 1750He married Jane Hayward, daughter of Thomas Hayward and Bethiah Waldo, on 7 August 1750 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,9,10
Death*2 July 1768He died on 2 July 1768 in Scituate at age 4611
Burial* and was buried in North Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His gravestone noted that he died in his 47th year.11

Family 1

Charity Howard b. Jul 1720, d. 25 Feb 1748
Children1.Luther Pierce2 b. 9 Feb 1745, d. 28 Feb 1745
2.Benjamin Pierce+2 b. 1 Mar 1746, d. 1809
3.Jonathan Pierce2 b. 18 Feb 1748, d. 1807

Family 2

Jane Hayward b. 12 May 1720, d. 1777
Children1.Thomas Pierce2 b. c 1750, d. b 1768
2.Hayward Pierce2 b. 22 Jun 1753, d. 18 Oct 1826
3.Caleb Pierce2 b. 7 Aug 1755, d. 1782
4.Lydia Pierce2 b. 17 Oct 1756

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. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 290, his surname spelled "Peirce". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236.
  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), Marriages, Volume II, page 172, her surname spelled "Haward" on the intention and "Hayward" on the marriage record. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Howard, pages 197-207, with marriage date as 1742.
  7. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 432, her surname spelled "Peirce" and referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate.
  8. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236, her surname written as "Howard."
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 172.
  10. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Howard, pages 197-207.
  11. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 432, his surname spelled "Peirce" and referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate.

Caleb Pierce1

b. 7 August 1755, d. 1782
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Benjamin Pierce Jr.1 b. 4 Dec 1721, d. 2 Jul 1768
Mother*Jane Hayward1 b. 12 May 1720, d. 1777
Birth*7 August 1755Caleb Pierce was born on 7 August 1755 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage Intention27 September 1778An intention of marriage for Caleb Pierce and Abigail Bailey was recorded on 27 September 1778 in Scituate.3
Marriage*15 October 1778He married Abigail Bailey, daughter of Amasa Bailey and Elizabeth Bourn, on 15 October 1778 in the First Parish Church, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,4,3
Death*1782He died in 1782.1

Family

Abigail Bailey b. 10 Jun 1753, d. 1813

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 290, his surname spelled "Peirce" and referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, pages 13 and 236, his surname spelled "Pierce" on their intention and "Peirce" on their marriage record and referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript.
  4. [S856] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1831, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, 1831), John Bailey, pages 213-215. Hereinafter cited as History of Scituate, Massachusetts to 1831.

Caleb Pierce1

b. 12 June 1690, d. after 1730
Father*Benjamin Pierce1 b. 1646, d. 1723
Mother*Martha Adams1 b. 1665, d. 29 Dec 1717
Birth*12 June 1690Caleb Pierce was born on 12 June 1690 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Death*after 1730He died after 1730.1

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 290, his surname spelled "Peirce". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.