Benjamin Shaw1

Marriage*He married Hannah Bicknell.1

Family

Hannah Bicknell
Child1.Abigail Shaw+1 b. 1707, d. 26 Feb 1793

Citations

  1. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, ironmaster. In four volumes: Volume 1, 1st-5th generations, Volume 2, 6th generation, Volume 3, 7th generation, Volume 4, 8th generation. James Leonard was born in England and came to America about 1660 settling in Massachusetts where he was an ironworker. He may have worked at the iron works at Jamestown before it was destroyed. He married twice and had 4 children. Information on many of his descendants to the 8th generation is included in these volumes. Descendants live throughout the United States especially in New England. Includes index: page 56; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.

Calvin Shaw1

b. 3 August 1752
Father*Nicholas Shaw Jr.1
Mother*Ruth Beal1
Birth*3 August 1752Calvin Shaw was born on 3 August 1752 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Contents: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. Alphabetical indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), Volume I, Births, page 202. Hereinafter cited as Vital records of Abington to 1850.

Ebenezer Shaw1

Marriage*1733He married Mary Reed, daughter of Samuel Reed and Mary Davis, in 1733.1

Family

Mary Reed b. 1706

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), Reed, pages 294-295. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Grace Shaw1

Marriage*She married William Richards.1

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

John Shaw1

Marriage*He married Alice ______.2

Family

Alice ______
Child1.Joseph Shaw+1,2 b. 15 Apr 1664

Citations

  1. [S1134] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), Volume 1, Births, page 270. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Weymouth, 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), Shaw, pages 303-306. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

John Shaw1

b. 13 April 1708
Father*Joseph Shaw1 b. 15 Apr 1664
Mother*Judith Whitmarsh1 b. 2 Sep 1669
Birth*13 April 1708John Shaw was born on 13 April 1708 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Education*1729He graduated from Harvard University, Boston, in 17291
Ordination*17 November 1731 and was ordained in south Bridgewater on 17 November 1731.1
Town Poor*2 November 1767Reimbursement in the amount of £2,17s,08p was approved for payment to the Reverend John Shaw at a Town Meeting held in Bridgewater on 2 November 1767 for visits and medicines for town paupers Experience Leach, Judith Bolton and Michael May.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), Shaw, pages 303-306. 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 1, Births, page 288. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: FHL Film# 902869, Item# 2, Volume 3, 1739-1784, page items 70-71; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.

Joseph Shaw1

b. 15 April 1664
Father*John Shaw2,3
Mother*Alice ______2,3
Birth*15 April 1664Joseph Shaw was born on 15 April 1664 in Weymouth, Suffolk County.3,2
Marriage*He married Judith Whitmarsh, daughter of John Whitmarsh and Sarah ______.1

Family

Judith Whitmarsh b. 2 Sep 1669
Children1.Martha Shaw+1 b. 9 Jan 1700, d. 6 Jan 1769
2.John Shaw3 b. 13 Apr 1708

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), Births, Volume I, page 289. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S1134] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), Volume 1, Births, page 270. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts to 1850.
  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), Shaw, pages 303-306. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Martha Shaw1

b. 9 January 1700, d. 6 January 1769
Father*Joseph Shaw2 b. 15 Apr 1664
Mother*Judith Whitmarsh2 b. 2 Sep 1669
Birth*9 January 1700Martha Shaw was born on 9 January 1700 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*11 May 1720She married Eleazer Alden, son of Joseph Alden and Hannah Dunham, on 11 May 1720 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Death*6 January 1769She died on 6 January 1769 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 68.1,4

Family

Eleazer Alden b. 27 Sep 1694, d. 29 Jan 1773
Child1.Jonathan Alden1 b. 22 Jun 1721, d. b 30 May 1808

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.
  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 289. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 336.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 424.

Martha Shaw1

b. 18 June 1749, d. 17 June 1832
Father*Benjamin Shaw1
Mother*Lucy ______1
Birth*18 June 1749Martha Shaw was born on 18 June 1749 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*23 March 1769She married David Hooper of Bridgewater, son of William Hooper and Lois Thomas, on 23 March 1769 probably in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Wife) Death10 February 1830Martha became a widow when David Hooper died on 10 February 1830.3
Death*17 June 1832She died on 17 June 1832 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 821,4
Burial* and was buried in the Keith or South Street Graveyard, Titicut, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.4

Family

David Hooper b. 14 Feb 1743, d. 10 Feb 1830
Children1.Cyrus Hooper1 b. 18 Apr 1770
2.Apollos Hooper1 b. 20 Apr 1772
3.Isaac Hooper1 b. 24 May 1776, d. 29 Oct 1846
4.Charles Hooper1 b. 20 Feb 1781
5.Sally Hooper1 b. 26 Jan 1785, d. 26 Apr 1859
6.Lucy Hooper1 b. 3 May 1787
7.Polly Hooper1 b. 11 Apr 1791, d. 18 Dec 1864

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 186. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 493, with place from a private record noted as Titicut.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 494.

Nathaniel Shaw1

b. circa 1738
Birth*circa 1738Nathaniel Shaw was born circa 1738.1
Marriage*He married Rebecca Snow, daughter of Ebenezer Snow and Sarah Hooper.1

Family

Rebecca Snow b. 5 Mar 1742

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.

Nicholas Shaw Jr.1

Marriage*6 February 1735He married Ruth Beal on 6 February 1735 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Ruth Beal
Children1.Ruth Shaw1 b. 17 Feb 1736, d. 1 Jan 1822
2.Calvin Shaw3 b. 3 Aug 1752

Citations

  1. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Contents: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. Alphabetical indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), Volume I, Births, page 208. Hereinafter cited as Vital records of Abington to 1850.
  2. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 191.
  3. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 202.

Ruth Shaw1,2

Marriage*18 April 1797She married first Jacob Washburn on 18 April 1797 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2
Marriage Intention6 July 1805An intention of marriage for Ruth (Shaw) Washburn and Benjamin Price was recorded on 6 July 1805 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.3
Marriage*She married second Benjamin Price, son of Benjamin Price and Silence Hayward, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3

Family 1

Jacob Washburn

Family 2

Benjamin Price b. 4 Mar 1753
Child1.Benjamin H. Price Jr.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), Price, pages 292-293. 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 387. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page391.

Ruth Shaw1

b. 29 January 1738
Father*Deacon Zechariah Shaw2
Mother*Sarah Packard2
Birth*29 January 1738Ruth Shaw was born on 29 January 1738 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*7 February 1759She married Joseph Snow, son of David Snow and Joanna Hayward, on 7 February 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family

Joseph Snow b. 27 Jun 1734
Child1.David Snow1 b. 11 Jun 1761

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), Snow, pages 314-319. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Shaw, pages 303-306.
  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 289. 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 349.

Ruth Shaw1

b. 17 February 1736, d. 1 January 1822
Father*Nicholas Shaw Jr.2
Mother*Ruth Beal2
Birth*17 February 1736Ruth Shaw was born on 17 February 1736 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*27 December 1759She married William Reed Jr. on 27 December 1759 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Wife) Death20 March 1778Ruth became a widow when Captain William Reed died on 20 March 1778 of small pox at age 46 not long after his return from the Continental Service.4
Marriage*20 October 1784She married Adams Bailey of Bridgewater, son of Adams Bailey and Sarah Howard, on 20 October 1784 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).5,6,7,8
Death*1 January 1822She died at age 86 on 1 January 1822 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The town record identified her as a "widow", the wife of Adams Bailey (referencing G.R.1) of East Bridgewater, the widow of Captain William Reed and the sister of Calvin Shaw. Adams Bailey lived in Boston (or Charlestown) in 1822 and died in 1824, so he was still living at the time of Ruth's death.9
Burial*She was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.9

Family 1

William Reed Jr. d. 20 Mar 1778

Family 2

Captain Adams Bailey b. 16 Jan 1748, d. 26 Jul 1824

Citations

  1. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Contents: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. Alphabetical indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), Volume II, Deaths, page 243, she was identified as the sister of Calvin Shaw. Hereinafter cited as Vital records of Abington to 1850.
  2. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 208.
  3. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 192.
  4. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 345, referencing G.R.12: citing a gravestone record, Mount Zion Cemetery, Whitman.
  5. [S858] Hollis R. Bailey, editor, multiple compilers, Bailey genealogy: James, John and Thomas and their descendants, in three parts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. James Bailey (1612-1677) emigrated from England to Rowley, Massachusetts. John Bailey (d.1651) emigrated from England to Newbury and later Salisbury, Massachusetts. Thomas Bayley (d.1681) was in Weymouth, Massachusetts during or before 1635. Includes index. Published by direction of the Bailey-Bayley Family Association. (Newburyport, Massachusetts: Parker River Researchers, 1984 reprint edition; originally published in 1899 by the Citizen Company, Somerville, Massachusetts), Part Three, Sixth Generation, page 342. Hereinafter cited as Bailey genealogy.
  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 37, Adam/Adams Bailey married Ruth Reed of Abington on 20 Oct 1784 in Abington. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  7. [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), Bailey, pages 106-107, which mentioned only one wife for Captain Adams Bailey, "Catherine Little", married 1775. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  8. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, pages 18 and 178, Adams Bailey/Beailey of Bridgewater married Ruth Reed on 20 Oct 1784.
  9. [S861] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital records of Abington to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 243, referencing G.R.1: citing a gravestone record, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington.

Sarah Shaw1

b. circa 1732
Birth*circa 1732Sarah Shaw was born circa 1732.1
Marriage*She married Elijah Snow, son of Benjamin Snow and Jemima Snell.1

Family

Elijah Snow b. 6 Nov 1728, d. 1792

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.

Susanna Shaw1

Father*Abraham Shaw1
Marriage*She married Nicholas Byram.1

Family

Nicholas Byram d. 1688
Children1.Captain Nicholas Byram+1
2.Abigail Byram+1
3.Deliverance Byram1
4.Experience Byram+1
5.Susanna Byram+1 b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
6.Mary Byram+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), Byram, pages 127-130. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Deacon Zechariah Shaw1

Marriage*30 August 1733He married Sarah Packard on 30 August 1733 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Sarah Packard
Child1.Ruth Shaw+1 b. 29 Jan 1738

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), Shaw, pages 303-306. 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 337, his name written "Zachary". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jacob Sheafe1

Marriage*He married Margarette Webb, daughter of Henry Webb.1

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.

Daniel Shed1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.
Residence*Daniel and Elizabeth Shed were thought to have lived in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Elizabeth ______
Child1.Susanna Shed+1 b. 28 Dec 1662

Citations

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

Susanna Shed1

b. 28 December 1662
Father*Daniel Shed1
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Birth*28 December 1662Susanna Shed was born on 28 December 1662, possibly in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*She married William Hooper, son of William Hooper.1

Family

William Hooper b. 3 Nov 1658, d. 8 Aug 1692
Children1.Susanna Hooper1
2.William Hooper1 b. 13 Jun 1687
3.Elizabeth Hooper+1 b. 8 Jul 1689
4.Ruth Hooper+1 b. 9 Mar 1691, d. 17 May 1755

Citations

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

Abigail Sheldon1

b. 15 March 1743/44, d. 7 March 1792
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Sheldon2
Mother*Abigail Gowing2
Birth*15 March 1743/44Abigail Sheldon was born on 15 March 1743/44 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*28 March 1765She married William Bolton Jr., son of William Bolton and Mary ______, on 28 March 1765 by the Reverend Eliab Stone in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5
Relocation*circa 1767Abigail and William Bolton Jr. moved circa 1767 to Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), where he had purchased part of the estate of Jonathan Moore, gentleman.6
(Wife) Land TransferFrom a deed, it appears that William Bolton Jr. gave Thomas Sheldon, believed to have been his brother-in-law, a piece of land in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and promised to care for his mother, Abigail Gowing Sheldon, until her death, and to give her a Christian burial. This curious agreement was thwarted by William's early death.6
(Wife) Death7 May 1780Abigail became a widow when William Bolton Jr. died on 7 May 1780.1,6
Administration18 May 1780The first papers in the Administration of William Bolton Jr.'s estate, dated on 18 May 1780 and recorded at Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), describe him as late of Shirley, a yeoman and having died intestate. They appoint his widow, Abigail Bolton, as Administrator and require that a full inventory of the estate be made. An itemized inventory was submitted to the court on 1 Jun 1780 and showed a total value of about 10,000 pounds. Abigail also submitted a list of expenses she had incurred since her husband's death, totalling about 1,700 pounds. Among the expenses were "keeping my aged mother" and "keeping my three children who are under seven years of age."7
Estate17 April 1781The court approved the inventory and expenses submitted by William Bolton Jr.'s widow, Abigail Bolton, on 17 April 1781 and determined that William's estate be distributed. Abigail, as the deceased's widow, was to receive "one full Third Part" of the total estate.7
Marriage*She married Ezra Smith, son of Nathan Smith and Rebecca Bixby.8
Death*7 March 1792She died on 7 March 1792 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 47.3,9
BurialShe may have been buried in Center Cemetery, Shirley. A gravestone in honor of her memory is there and reads: "In memory of Mrs. Abigail Smith the wife of Mr. Ezra Smith who died March 7 1790 in the 47 year of her age. Death is a debt to nature due, which she has paid and so must you". Because the year of death on the stone conflicts with the Vital Records of Massachusetts, additional research is needed and is being pursued.10,11
Administration*16 April 1793Her Administration was opened on 16 April 1793 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and on 20 Apr 1793, Jonas Page, Nathan Adams and Wallis Little were appointed to appraise the real estate she received as her dower after her husband, William Bolton Jr. died in 1780 and would, as a result of her death, be distributed to William and Abigail's children.7

Family 1

William Bolton Jr. b. 21 Jan 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
Children1.Nabby (Abigail) Bolton1 b. 16 Feb 1766, d. 8 Mar 1844
2.Nelly Bolton1 b. 29 Dec 1769, d. 1 Feb 1770
3.William Bolton+1 b. 14 Oct 1771
4.John Bolton+1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
5.Thomas Bolton1 b. 22 Aug 1775, d. 1801
6.Eleanor Bolton6 b. 1776
7.Nelley Bolton1 b. 12 Aug 1777

Family 2

Ezra Smith b. 29 May 1755, d. 3 Jun 1793
Children1.Ezra Smith8 b. 27 Jan 1783
2.Beccah Smith8 b. 21 Jan 1786

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S775] Lynn (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Marriages, births, deaths, and intentions of marriage, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts). Microfilm of manuscripts at Lynn City Hall, Massachusetts. Includes indexes: FHL Film# 877736, Volume 3, 1700-1800, page 239; on 3 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, births, deaths, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts).
  5. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8, year of marriage written as 1785, believed to be a typo for 1765. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  6. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8.
  7. [S489] William Bolton Jr., Administration of 1780, Probate File Number 2129, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2129 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as William Bolton Jr. Administration of 1780.
  8. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 620-623. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  9. [S776] Shirley (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Shirley (Massachusetts) vital records (1729-1910) and town records (1753-1800), 1729-1910. Microreproduction of records at town offices, Shirley, Massachusetts. Contains births, marriages, deaths, and some town records: FHL Film# 2217683, Volume 1, Deaths 1752-1813, page 396; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Shirley (Massachusetts) vital records (1729-1910).
  10. [S774] Abigail (Sheldon) Bolton Smith, Photo of memorial stone, LHB Computer Files.
  11. [S777] Michael J. Evans, "Bolton Family Email Messages," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, email dated 20 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bolton Family Email Messages."

Samuel Sheldon1

b. 2 July 1742
Father*William Sheldon1
Mother*Abigail Gowing1
Birth*2 July 1742Samuel Sheldon was born on 2 July 1742 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S775] Lynn (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Marriages, births, deaths, and intentions of marriage, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts). Microfilm of manuscripts at Lynn City Hall, Massachusetts. Includes indexes: FHL Film# 877736, Volume 3, 1700-1800, page 239; on 3 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, births, deaths, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts).

Thomas Sheldon1

Father-Possible*William Sheldon1
Mother-Possible*Abigail Gowing1
Birth*Thomas Sheldon may have been the son of William Sheldon and Abigail Gowing Sheldon and the brother of Abigail Sheldon Bolton.1
(Brother-in-Law) Land TransferFrom a deed, it appears that William Bolton Jr. gave Thomas Sheldon, believed to have been his brother-in-law, a piece of land in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and promised to care for his mother, Abigail Gowing Sheldon, until her death, and to give her a Christian burial. This curious agreement was thwarted by William's early death.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

William Sheldon1

Marriage*24 May 1741He married Abigail Gowing on 24 May 1741 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Abigail Gowing
Children1.Samuel Sheldon2 b. 2 Jul 1742
2.Abigail Sheldon+1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
3.Thomas Sheldon3

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Abigail Shepard1

b. circa 1631, d. 5 July 1661
Father*Edward Shepard1 d. c 1680
Mother*Violet ______2 d. 9 Jan 1648/49
Birth*circa 1631Abigail Shepard was born circa 1631 in England.2,3
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Daniel Pond of Dedham, son of Robert Pond and Mary ______, in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,1,3
Death*5 July 1661She died on 5 July 1661 in Dedham.1,3

Family

Daniel Pond d. 4 Feb 1697/98
Children1.John Pond+1 b. c 1651
2.Ephraim Pond+1,4 b. 1 Nov 1656, d. 22 Dec 1704

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Daniel Pond, pages 9-11. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S1349] James Shepard, "Descendants of Edward Shepard, Mariner, Cambridge, Mass., 1639", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 32, Pages 322-337 (July 1878). Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Edward Shepard of Cambridge."
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 592. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [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 Two, pages 9-13. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Edward Shepard1

d. circa 1680
Research Notes* The Edward Shepard source presented a convincing narrative, albeit without identifying his sources, regarding the Shepard-Pond relationships between Edward and his second wife, widow Mary Pond, and his daughter Abigail and her husband Daniel Pond. First, the author suggested that the widow Mary Pond was in Cambridge prior to her marriage with Edward Shepard. He stated that "the daughter of Mary Pond married John Blackman, and their first child was born 10 August 1656". Our own research cannot yet verify that marriage, although there was a birth on 10 August 1656 of John Blackman, son of John Blackman recorded in both Dorchester and Cambridge. The author further suggested that because the widow Mary Pond's husband Robert Pond had died in 1637, it would be probable that she brought at least her younger children with her to Cambridge. The exact date of Edward's second wife Mary's arrival in Cambridge is not known, although church records in Cambridge state that she had been dismissed from the church in Dorchester and that her daughter Mary Pond, who had been baptized in Dorchester, was 11 years old when her mother joined the church at Cambridge. Daughter Mary would probably have been aged 11 in about 1646 and Edward Shepard's first wife died in 1649. The church record is unclear as to whether or not Edward Shepard's second wife joined the Cambridge Church before or after her marriage to Edward, although it is certainly possible it was before. Then, second, the author suggested the probability that the Daniel Pond who married Edward Shepard's daughter Abigail was the son of his second wife, the widow Mary Pond. If Daniel was born about 1627, he would have been about age 19 in 1646 and about 21 years old when he married Abigail.2,3,4,5
Marriage*He married Violet ______ in England.2
(Husband) Death9 January 1648/49Edward became a widower when Violet (__?__) Shepard died on 9 January 1648/49.2
Marriage*He married second, as her second husband, Mary Pond possibly in Cambridge, Middlesex County.2
Residence*He lived in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Residence*After the couple's marriage, Mary's youngest children, Mary, Jonathan and Sarah, lived in Mary and Edward Shepard's home in Cambridge, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).6
Death*circa 1680He died circa 1680 in Cambridge.7

Family 1

Violet ______ d. 9 Jan 1648/49
Child1.Abigail Shepard+1 b. c 1631, d. 5 Jul 1661

Family 2

Mary ______

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Daniel Pond, pages 9-11. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S1349] James Shepard, "Descendants of Edward Shepard, Mariner, Cambridge, Mass., 1639", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 32, Pages 322-337 (July 1878). Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Edward Shepard of Cambridge."
  3. [S1053] Stephen Paschall Sharples, compiler, Records of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in New England, 1632-1830: comprising the ministerial records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, admission to covenant and communion, dismissals and church proceedings, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Eben Putnam, 1906), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Cambridge, Massachusetts Church Records, 1632-1830.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dorchester Births, Volume 1, page 4, the date written as "10 (6) 1656" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Cambridge Births, Volume 1, page 64, referencing his gravestone mentioning only the year of his birth as 1656.
  6. [S1350] William B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): Jonathan Pond, October 1853, Volume 7, page 338. Hereinafter cited as "Abstracts of Early Wills, Suffolk County, Massachusetts."
  7. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Edward Shepard, page 654. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eleony Shepard1

b. 21 August 1727
Father*John Shepard1
Mother*Eliony Pond1 b. 15 Aug 1704, d. 3 Sep 1727
Birth*21 August 1727Eleony Shepard was born on 21 August 1727 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 187. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Ephraim Pond, pages 12-13. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.

John Shepard1

Marriage*24 August 1726He married Eliony Pond of Wrentham, daughter of Ephraim Pond and Deborah Hawes, on 24 August 1726 in Boston.1
(Husband) Death3 September 1727John became a widower when Eliony (Pond) Shepard died on 3 September 1727, just one year after their marriage and two weeks after the birth of their first child.1,2

Family

Eliony Pond b. 15 Aug 1704, d. 3 Sep 1727
Child1.Eleony Shepard3 b. 21 Aug 1727

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Ephraim Pond, pages 12-13. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, Volume 2, page 497. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 187.

______ Shepard1

Marriage*He was believed to have married, as her second husband, Hannah (Nutting) Gross, daughter of Jonathan Nutting and Elizabeth ______.1

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Nutting Family, pages 615-616. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jane Shepheard1

Marriage*15 November 1585She married, as his first wife, William Williams on 15 November 1585 in England.1
Burial*1600She was buried in 1600 in England.1

Family

William Williams
Child1.Ann Williams1 b. 2 Dec 1599 or 9 Dec 1600

Citations

  1. [S1192] Winifred Lovering Holman, "English Ancestry of Richard Williams and his wife Frances (Deighton) Williams", viewed and printed from NEHGS online at www.americanancestors.org, The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 9 and 10 (1932-1933): Volume 9, page 138. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Williams and Frances Deighton."