Lena E. Vedder1

b. 1864, d. 1944
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Birth*1864Lena E. Vedder was born in 1864.1
Name VariationLena was called Dolly.1
Marriage*She married Frank Eugene Bolton, son of William H. Bolton and Amanda Fuller.1
Death*1944She died in 1944 in Delevan, Cattaraugus County, New York.1
Burial*She was buried in Delevan Cemetery.1

Family

Frank Eugene Bolton b. 1865, d. 1943

Citations

  1. [S673] Kenneth Bolton, "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Massachusetts and New York", received on 18 March 2010 from e-mail address. Ken is the great-great grandson of Jeremiah Bolton, whom his family "suspects" may have been the youngest son of Gamaliel Bolton and Sally Hooper. When he gave his permission to include his family's file on this website, he stated that he was very careful about providing only data that he could confirm as accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton."

Emily Venables1

b. circa 1875
Birth*circa 1875Emily Venables was born circa 1875.1
(Visitor) Census England 1891Emily Venables appeared on the 1891 census in the household of Robert and Mary A. Hinds in Civil Parish of Worsley, Ecclesiastical Parish of Christchurch, Newton, Lancashire, England. Robert was 43 and Mary A. was 47, and their four children resided with them. Mary L. was 11, Walter T. was 8, Fanny was 7 and Margaret E. was 5. Emily Venables was enumerated as a visitor in home at the time of the census.1

Citations

  1. [S174] 1891 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Hinds, Civil Parish of Worsley, Ecclesiastical Parish of Christchurch, in Newton, Lancashire, England. Class: RG12; Piece: 3151; Folio 11; Page 16; GSU roll: 6098261. Hereinafter cited as 1891 England Census.

Abraham Vernon1,2

b. 5 July 1706, d. before 2 May 1749
Father*Jacob Vernon1 d. 1740
Mother*Ann Yearsley3
Birth*5 July 1706Abraham Vernon was born on 5 July 1706 at Thornbury, Chester County, Pennsylvania.4
Marriage*14 December 1726He married, as her first husband, Lydia Sharpless, daughter of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis, on 14 December 1726 at Providence Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania.5,6
Death*before 2 May 1749He died intestate, probably at Thornbury, before 2 May 1749, the date his widow was granted administration of his estate.1
Estate*26 November 1757 The inventory of Abraham's estate was valued at £210 : 6 : 1, and the accounts filed on 26 November 1757 show disbursements amounting to £ 245 : 16 : 5 to persons who were not thought to be heirs.1

Family

Lydia Sharpless b. 20 Feb 1700/1, d. 20 Jan 1760

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 153. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724, although noting his name as "Aaron". Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153, the date written as "5 mo. 5, 1706" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153, the date written as "10 mo. 14, 1726" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Elizabeth Vernon1

Father-Possible*Thomas Vernon2 d. 25 Dec 1698
Mother-Possible*Elizabeth ______2 d. 24 May 1714
Birth*Elizabeth Vernon was probably born in England, and may have been the daughter of Thomas Vernon and his wife Elizabeth.2
Marriage*1692She married Andrew Job in 1692, probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,3

Family

Andrew Job
Child1.Enoch Job1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. Feb 1731/32

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Job, page 615. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754.
  3. [S1433] Newhouse Family: Gatchell & Getchell Descendants, online at http://www.newhousegetchell.net/…. Includes nine generations, 155 pages in PDF format, and was last updated on 02 December 2013, page 22. Hereinafter cited as Gatchell & Getchell Descendants.

Jacob Vernon1

d. 1740
Father*Randal Vernon2 b. c 1640, d. 1725
Mother*Sarah Bradshaw2 d. 18 Feb 1718/19
Birth*Jacob Vernon was born in Cheshire, England.2
Marriage*July 1701He married Ann Yearsley, daughter of John Yearsley and Elizabeth ______, in July 1701 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,1
Residence*Ann and Jacob Vernon lived in Thornbury, Chester County.1
Death*1740He died in 1740, probably at Thornbury.2

Family

Ann Yearsley
Child1.Abraham Vernon1 b. 5 Jul 1706, d. b 2 May 1749

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 153. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Randal Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Randal Vernon1

b. circa 1640, d. 1725
Birth*circa 1640Randal Vernon was born circa 1640, based upon his reported age at death, in England.1
Marriage*14 November 1670He married Sarah Bradshaw of Stanthorne on 14 November 1670 in the home of his brother Thomas in Stanthorne, Cheshire.1,2
Residence*Sarah and Randal Vernon lived with their children in Sandiway, Cheshire, England.1
Immigration*1682Brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon immigrated together in 1682 to America with their wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, respectively, and children, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4,5
(Husband) Death18 February 1718/19Randal became a widower when Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon died on 18 February 1718/19.6
Death*1725He died in 1725, probably at Nether Providence, at age 85.1

Family

Sarah Bradshaw d. 18 Feb 1718/19
Child1.Jacob Vernon+1 d. 1740

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Randal Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278: the date written as "1670... the 14 day of ye 9th month" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Robert Vernon, page 755.
  5. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755, the date written as "12, 18, 1718-9" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.

Robert Vernon1

d. February 1709/10
Birth*Robert Vernon was born in England.1
Marriage*He married Elinor Minshall, daughter of John Minshall, probably in Cheshire, England.1
Residence*Elinor and Robert Vernon lived with their children in Stoke, Cheshire, England.1
(Brother) Immigration1682Brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon immigrated together in 1682 to America with their wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, respectively, and children, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,3,1,4
Death*February 1709/10He died in January or February 1709/10, probably at Nether Providence.1

Family

Elinor Minshall d. 24 Sep 1720

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Robert Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754.
  4. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."

Thomas Vernon1

d. 25 December 1698
Birth*Thomas Vernon was born in England.1
Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______, probably in Cheshire, England.1
Residence*Elizabeth and Thomas Vernon lived with their children in Stanthorne, Cheshire, England.1
Immigration*1682Brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon immigrated together in 1682 to America with their wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, respectively, and children, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3,4
Death*25 December 1698He died on 25 December 1698, probably at Nether Providence.5

Family

Elizabeth ______ d. 24 May 1714
Child1.Elizabeth Vernon+1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Thomas Vernon, page 754. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Robert Vernon, page 755.
  4. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754, the date written as "10, 25, 1698" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Violet1

(Negro woman) Will25 March 1747The will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston described Violet as his Negro woman. His will stated that Violet was currently living with and serving his sister Elizabeth Righton in her old age, and that his will was that Violet continue to serve his sister while she lived. His will asked God to give his Grace to Violet, and to his Negro man Boston. He left both of his slaves in Trust with his Executors to dispose of as seemed best to them.1
(Negro woman) Inventory18 September 1747 On 18 September 1747 the Inventory of the estate of the Reverend Benjamin Colman was filed with Judge Edward Hutchinson in Boston. Reverend Colman owned two slaves; his Negro man Boston was appraised at £300, and his Negro woman Violet at £220.1

Citations

  1. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Colman 1747 probate packet# 8827, FHL Film# 493868. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.

Grace Vipont1

Marriage*She married Thomas Pierson.1

Family

Thomas Pierson
Child1.Grace Pierson1 b. 31 May 1680, d. 30 Apr 1719

Citations

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

Eli Virgin1

b. 4 February 1776, d. 28 February 1819
Birth*4 February 1776Eli Virgin was born on 4 February 1776 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Nancy Hyatt.1
Death*28 February 1819He died on 28 February 1819 at age 432
Burial* and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, East Millsboro, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Nancy Hyatt
Child1.Nancy Virgin3

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 289. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Virgin, Memorial# 39192607. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 291.

Nancy Virgin1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Eli Virgin2 b. 4 Feb 1776, d. 28 Feb 1819
Mother*Nancy Hyatt2
Marriage*She married Isaac Hill, son of Rees Hill and Nancy Heaton.1,2
(Wife) Death25 October 1877Nancy became a widow when Isaac Hill died on 25 October 1877.1
Death*She died in Greene County at the age of 79 years.2

Family

Isaac Hill b. 5 Feb 1805, d. 25 Oct 1877

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 7, page 244. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 291. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Anna Wade1

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*13 August 1761She married Seth Bolton, son of Elisha Bolton and Mary ______, in 13 August 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The marriage was recorded as Seth Bolton of Hallifax and Ann Wade of Pembrook.1,2

Family

Seth Bolton b. 2 Feb 1739
Children1.John Bolton+3 b. 18 Aug 1762, d. 2 Jun 1841
2.Ruth Bolton4 b. 23 Dec 1763
3.Seth Bolton Jr.4 b. 25 May 1765
4.Emma Bolton4 b. 19 Mar 1772
5.Gamaliel Bolton+4 b. 11 May 1778

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  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. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  4. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.

Bettie Wade1

b. 1 June 1765, d. 2 May 1771
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*1 June 1765Bettie Wade was born on 1 June 1765 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*2 May 1771 and died on 2 May 1771 in Bridgewater at age 5.2

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 I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

Bettie Wade1

b. 5 June 1772, d. 15 September 1790
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*5 June 1772Bettie Wade was born on 5 June 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism12 December 1784 and was baptized with her sisters Ruth and Hannah in east Bridgewater on 12 December 1784, after their father's death.2
Death*15 September 1790She died of consumption on 15 September 1790 in east Bridgewater at age 18.3

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 I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, page 396.

Child Wade1

b. circa 1769, d. 22 September 1770
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.2 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson2 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*circa 1769Child Wade, a child of Nicholas, was born circa 1769, as calculated from the child's noted age at death1
Death*22 September 1770 and died of worms on 22 September 1770 in east Bridgewater at age 2.3

Citations

  1. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  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 322. 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 568.

Child Wade1

b. circa 1764, d. 1771
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.2 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson2 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*circa 1764Child Wade, a child of Nicholas, was born circa 1764, as calculated from the child's noted age at death1
Death*1771 and died in 1771 in east Bridgewater at age 7.1

Citations

  1. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  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 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Hannah Wade1

b. 18 May 1776
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*18 May 1776Hannah Wade was born on 18 May 1776 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress),1
Baptism12 December 1784 and was baptized with her sisters Betty and Ruth in east Bridgewater on 12 December 1784, after their father's death.2

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 I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

James Wade1

b. 27 July 1768, d. 22 September 1770
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*27 July 1768James Wade was born on 27 July 1768 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*22 September 1770 and died on 22 September 1770 in Bridgewater at age 2.2

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 I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

John Wade1

b. 30 August 1763, d. 9 May 1798
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*30 August 1763John Wade was born on 30 August 1763 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*9 May 1798He died of consumption on 9 May 1798 in east Bridgewater at age 34.2

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 I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Luther Wade1

b. 5 April 1741, d. before 23 March 1769
Baptism*5 April 1741Luther Wade was baptized on 5 April 1741 in the First Parish Church, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage Intention3 December 1763An intention of marriage for Luther Wade and Priscilla Merritt was recorded on 3 December 1763 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Priscilla was identified as "Priscilla Merritt Jr."3
Marriage*January 1764He married Priscilla Merritt in January 1764.1
Death*before 23 March 1769He died before 23 March 1769.1

Family

Priscilla Merritt b. 7 Jun 1744, d. 1837

Citations

  1. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume I, Births, page 399, his surname spelled "Waid" and referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish, and records from Rev. John Lothrop’s original manuscript. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 317.

Nicholas Wade1

Marriage*17 February 1714/15He married Anne Latham, daughter of James Latham and Deliverance ______, on 17 February 1714/15 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Anne Latham b. 1693
Child1.Nicholas Wade Jr.+1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780

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), Wade, pages 335-337. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nicholas Wade Jr.1,2,3

b. 1731, d. 8 November 1780
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade1
Mother*Anne Latham2,1 b. 1693
Birth*1731Nicholas Wade Jr. was born in 1731.1
Marriage*25 November 1762Nicholas Wade Jr. married Betty Thomson of Halifax, daughter of Joseph Thomson and Elizabeth Bolton, on 25 November 1762 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4
(Witness to Will) Will26 October 1767Daniel Leach, Nicholas Wade Jr. and William Keith witnessed the will dated 26 October 1767 of Ephraim Leach of Bridgewater.5,6
(Witness to Will) Probate5 August 1771When the widow Ruth Leach presented her deceased husband's will for probate on 5 August 1771 in Plymouth County before Judge John Cushing Esq., Daniel Leach and Nicholas Wade were present and made oath stating that they had seen Ephraim Leach sign and seal the will, declare that the instrument was his last will and testament, and that they, along with William Keith had signed their names to the will together as witnesses in Ephraim Leach's presence and that, to the best of their judgment, he was of sound and disposing mind.5,6
Death*8 November 1780He died of pleurisy on 8 November 1780 in Bridgewater at age 49.7,8

Family

Betty Thomson b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Children1.John Wade9 b. 30 Aug 1763, d. 9 May 1798
2.Child Wade9 b. c 1764, d. 1771
3.Bettie Wade9 b. 1 Jun 1765, d. 2 May 1771
4.James Wade9 b. 27 Jul 1768, d. 22 Sep 1770
5.Child Wade9 b. c 1769, d. 22 Sep 1770
6.Ruth Wade9 b. 16 Jul 1770, d. 13 Nov 1792
7.Bettie Wade9 b. 5 Jun 1772, d. 15 Sep 1790
8.Hannah Wade9 b. 18 May 1776

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), Wade, pages 335-337. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  4. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, although the source indicated the groom's residence incorrectly as Halifax, Vermont.
  5. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  6. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).
  7. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 322.

Ruth Wade1

b. 16 July 1770, d. 13 November 1792
Relationships2nd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
3rd great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Nicholas Wade Jr.1 b. 1731, d. 8 Nov 1780
Mother*Betty Thomson1 b. 16 May 1734, d. 14 Aug 1828
Birth*16 July 1770Ruth Wade was born on 16 July 1770 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism12 December 1784 and was baptized with her sisters Betty and Hannah in east Bridgewater on 12 December 1784, after their father's death.2
Death*13 November 1792She died of consumption on 13 November 1792 in east Bridgewater at age 22.3

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 I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, page 396.

Christopher Wadsworth1

b. 12 January/February 1720, d. 4 June 1750
Father*Christopher Wadsworth2,1 b. 1685
Mother*Mehitable Wormall2,1
Birth*12 January/February 1720Christopher Wadsworth was born on 12 January/February 1720 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Mercy ______.2
Death*4 June 1750He died a young man between 2 April 1748, when he was named in his father's will, and 4 June 1750 when Mercy, identified as a widow, was appointed administratrix of her father-in-law's estate.2

Family

Mercy ______ b. c 1727, d. 23 Feb 1778

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Person No. 850, Benjamin Snow, Part 3, pages 202-203. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page164, noting year of birth as 1721.

Christopher Wadsworth1

b. 1685
Father*John Wadsworth2 b. 1638, d. 15 May 1700
Mother*Abigail Andrews3 b. c 1647, d. 25 Nov 1723
Birth*1685Christopher Wadsworth was born in 1685.1
Marriage*19 February 1713/14He married Mehitable Wormall on 19 February 1713/14 in Duxbury, Plymouth County.4,1,5

Family

Mehitable Wormall
Child1.Christopher Wadsworth5,1 b. 12 January/February 1720, d. 4 Jun 1750

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 202.
  4. [S1155] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Duxbury, 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, 1911), Marriages, page 324. Hereinafter cited as Duxbury, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S898] Lucy Kellogg and others, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 16, John Alden, in 3 Parts. Contents: Part 1. John Alden, first four generations by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes & Alice Crane Williams; Part 2. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his daughter Elizabeth Alden Pabodie; Part 3. John Alden, fifth generation descendants of his sons John, Joseph, and Jonathan. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-), Person No. 850, Benjamin Snow, Part 3, pages 202-203. Hereinafter cited as John Alden of the Mayflower (Five).

Christopher Wadsworth1

Immigration*16 September 1632Christopher sailed from England on the ship "Lion", arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on 16 September 1632.2
Marriage*He married Grace Cole in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.3,2
Residence*He settled in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, shortly after his arrival.2
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Christopher Wadsworth was among the fifty-four Duxbury men listed in 1645 as original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). Two others, Reverend James Keith and Samuel Edson, were added to the group later, and when the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Christopher Wadsworth was one of those who never relocated his family and moved to Bridgewater.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.4,5,6,7,8
Land Grant*The proprietor's land in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, that had originally been granted to Christopher Wadsworth was later owned by his sons Joseph Wadsworth and Samuel Wadsworth. Whether by gift or inheritance is not known.9

Family

Grace Cole
Children1.Joseph Wadsworth10
2.Samuel Wadsworth11 d. Apr 1676
3.John Wadsworth+12 b. 1638, d. 15 May 1700

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 769. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [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). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  6. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  7. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  8. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  9. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37.
  10. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 213.
  11. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 228.
  12. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.

John Wadsworth1

b. 1638, d. 15 May 1700
Father*Christopher Wadsworth2
Mother*Grace Cole3
Birth*1638John Wadsworth was born in 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.1
Marriage*25 July 1667He married Abigail Andrews, daughter of Henry Andrews, on 25 July 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.4,1
Biographical Info* He lived and died on the homestead of his father, and was a deacon for many years.1
Death*15 May 1700He died on 15 May 1700 in Duxbury at about age 62.5,1

Family

Abigail Andrews b. c 1647, d. 25 Nov 1723
Child1.Christopher Wadsworth+2 b. 1685

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page 202. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  4. [S1155] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Duxbury, 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, 1911), Marriages, page 325. Hereinafter cited as Duxbury, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S1155] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Duxbury, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Deaths, page 432.

Joseph Wadsworth1

Father*Christopher Wadsworth1
Mother*Grace Cole2
Birth*Joseph Wadsworth was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.2
(Son) Land GrantThe proprietor's land in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, that had originally been granted to Christopher Wadsworth was later owned by his sons Joseph Wadsworth and Samuel Wadsworth. Whether by gift or inheritance is not known.3
Land Grant*1683 About 1683, Joseph Wadsworth and his brother Samuel's widow Abigail (Lindall) Wadsworth, each received two lots, or shares, when another division of land was laid out in Bridgewater. Each received one lot on the north side of the town center and Samuel's widow, Abigail, received her other lot on the east side, while Joseph's other lot was on the west side. Mitchell, in his Early History of Bridgewater, noted that all of the recipients of these proprietary shares were inhabitants of the town, except the Wadsworths, Samuel and Joseph, who "retained their shares much longer than any of the other non-residents, and were the last of the Duxbury proprietors to relinquish them."3

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), pages 164 and 213. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  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), Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Samuel Wadsworth1

d. April 1676
Father*Christopher Wadsworth2
Mother*Grace Cole3
Birth*Samuel Wadsworth was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.4
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Abigail Lindall of Marshfield, daughter of James Lindall.1,5
(Son) Land GrantThe proprietor's land in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, that had originally been granted to Christopher Wadsworth was later owned by his sons Joseph Wadsworth and Samuel Wadsworth. Whether by gift or inheritance is not known.6
King Philip's War*Samuel served in King Philip's War as a Captain.7
Death*April 1676He was killed while fighting Indians at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in April 1676.1,7
Land RecordsAn undated land transaction recorded in the original purchase record books of Bridgewater stated that John Bolton had purchased two fifty acre lots from Samuel Wadsworth of Duxbury. The lots were described as lying on each side of the land of Israel Alger.

It is believed this transaction took place after Samuel Wadsworth's death in 1676 and that the lots were likely the lots his widow Abigail (Lindall) Wadsworth had received about 1683.8

Family

Abigail Lindall d. 1687

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page 228. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 228.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  4. [S1157] Communicated by the Reverend George M. Bodge, "Soldiers in King Philip's War No. XVI: Capt. Samuel Wadsworth and the Sudbury Fight", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 40, pages 391-406 (October 1886): page 393. Hereinafter cited as "Samuel Wadsworth and the Sudbury Fight."
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 770. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  6. [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), Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  7. [S1157] Communicated by the Reverend George M. Bodge, "Samuel Wadsworth and the Sudbury Fight."
  8. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 223.