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.

Edith Peppers1

b. 1807, d. 16 October 1873
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*1807Edith Peppers was born in 1807 in Ohio.2
Name VariationShe was called Edy.3
Marriage*16 August 1827She married Joseph W. Heaton, son of Ebenezer Heaton and Joannah Sutton, on 16 August 1827 in Fayette County, Indiana.4,5
Census 1850*26 August 1850Edith and Joseph Heaton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in Wayne, Henry County, Indiana. Joseph was a farmer, 44 years of age with real estate valued at $1,000. Edith was 43. The three youngest of the couple's surviving children lived with their parents in 1850. Joannah was 16, Eli was 14 and Marietta was 6. All three of the children, born in Indiana, had attended school within the year.6
(Wife) Death25 May 1872Edy became a widow when Joseph W. Heaton died on 25 May 1872.7,1,8
Death*16 October 1873She died on 16 October 18731
Burial* and was buried in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana. The transcription on her gravestone gave her age as 66 years, 7 months and 20 days.2

Family

Joseph W. Heaton b. 6 Jun 1806, d. 25 May 1872

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 10, page 383. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edith (Peppers) Heaton, Memorial# 46896105. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1570] Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, FHL Film Number: 469764, Reference ID: page 41
    . Hereinafter cited as Indiana Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 10, page 383, noting the marriage date as 15 August 1827.
  5. [S1570] Indiana Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, FHL Film Number: 469764, Reference ID: page 41, recording their marriage date as 16 August 1827.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joseph Heaton, Wayne, Henry, Indiana; Roll: M432_151; Page: 289A; Image: 241. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 10, page 380.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph W. Heaton, Memorial# 46896102.

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.

Jonathan Perkins1

b. 16 March 1713/14
Father*David Perkins2 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard2
Birth*16 March 1713/14Jonathan Perkins was born on 16 March 1713/14 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*17 June 1738He married Bethia Hayward, daughter of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Fobes, on 17 June 1738.1,4,5

Family

Bithia Hayward b. 3 Nov 1711

Citations

  1. [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.
  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. [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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 168.

Joseph Perkins1

b. 9 July 1735
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*9 July 1735Joseph Perkins was born on 9 July 1735 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relationship Note*Joseph and Benjamin Perkins were twins.4
Marriage*11 August 1761He married Martha Hayward on 11 August 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The marriage record in Bridgewater stated that the Plymouth County record noted they were both "of Middleborough."5,6

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 255. 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.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 174, with a notation that the Plymouth County record stated they were both "of Middleborough."
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, identifying an incorrect Martha Hayward as Joseph's wife; Mitchell confused his aunt Martha Perkins, whose stepfather was Isaac Hayward, with the much younger Martha Hayward Joseph married.

Levi Perkins1

b. 16 September 1776
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*16 September 1776Levi Perkins was born on 16 September 1776 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2

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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Lydia Perkins1

b. 27 May 1741
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*27 May 1741Lydia Perkins was born on 27 May 1741 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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Martha Perkins1

b. 10 December 1717
Father*Nathan Perkins1,2 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard1,2 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*10 December 1717Martha Perkins was born on 10 December 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
(Daughter) 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.1
(Granddaughter) 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.1

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# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190, noting her father as her mother's second husband Isaac Hayward. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Martha Perkins1

b. 30 November 1704
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*30 November 1704Martha Perkins was born on 30 November 1704 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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Martha Perkins1,2

b. 7 December 1712
Father*Humphrey Perkins2,1
Mother*Martha Moulton1,2 b. c 1666
Baptism*7 December 1712Martha was baptized on 7 December 1712 with her sisters Sarah and Abigail, eleven months after their father's death, in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.3,4
Marriage*16 September 1720She married Ephraim Leonard of Bridgewater, son of Joseph Leonard and Martha Orcutt, on 16 September 1720.2,3,5

Family

Ephraim Leonard b. b 1700

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. [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).

Martha Porter Perkins1

b. 1778
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*1778Martha Porter Perkins was born in 1778.1
Marriage*She married Phineas Blake.1

Family

Phineas Blake

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.