Elizabeth Wendell1

b. 20 August 1704
Father*Abraham Wendell2 b. 27 Dec 1678, d. 28 Sep 1734
Mother*Katarina De Key2
Baptism*20 August 1704Elizabeth Wendell was baptized on 20 August 1704 in New York.2
Marriage*15 April 1725She married Edmund Quincy, son of Edmund Quincy and Dorothy Flynt, on 15 April 1725.2

Family

Edmund Quincy b. 1703, d. 1788
Child1.Dorothy Quincy3

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 21-25. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 17-27.
  3. [S1147] Unidentified Author, "Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers: Quincy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 11, pages 71-73 (Jan 1857). Hereinafter cited as "Quincy Memoir."

Jacob Wendell1

b. 5 August 1691
Father*Johannes Wendell2 b. 2 Feb 1649, d. 1691
Mother*Elizabeth Staes2
Baptism*5 August 1691Jacob Wendell was baptized on 5 August 1691 in Albany County, New York. He was the ninth and last child of his father by his second wife.2
Education*Jacob Wendell was the first Wendell to move to New England when, as a youth, he moved to Boston to receive a business education in the counting-house of John Mico, a well known Boston merchant of the time.2
Occupation*Upon the completion of his education, Jacob entered into business on his own, accumulated a handsome estate and became one of the most prominent citizens of Boston during his day.2
Marriage*12 August 1714He married Sarah Oliver, daughter of Dr. James Oliver and Mercy Bradstreet, on 12 August 1714 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Name VariationBecause of his status in the community, he was also known as the Honorable Colonel Jacob Wendell.1
Residence*Jacob and Sarah Wendell lived at the corner of School and Common (the present Tremont) Streets, Boston, where they raised their twelve children, four sons and eight daughters.1
(Executor) Will25 March 1747Jacob Wendell Esq. was named as an Executor of the estate and Trustee of the Trust directed by the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. Describing them as his honored friends, Benjamin's will appointed Benjamin Colman, Jacob Wendell Esq., Deacon John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock Executors of the estate and of the Trust that was to be funded, after the just payment of his debts and legacies, with his bonds, mortgages and monies, their yearly income, his house, and the proceeds from the sale of his personal estate, together with his little silver plate and household goods. The will directed the Trustees, relying on their love and goodness, to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson John Dennie. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.3
(Trustee) TrustJacob Wendell Esq. was one of four Executors and Trustees named in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, which directed that a Trust for his grandson John Dennie be created. He ordered that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate, together with his house in Brattle Street, Boston, his only real property, be used to fund the Trust. He appointed his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman and honored friends Jacob Wendell Esq., John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

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

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

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

The will ordered his Executors and Trustees, within the year following his death, to make the tender of his house in Brattle Street to his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman for him to occupy and dwell in, instructing him to keep it in good repair until the day of his grandson John reaching the full age of 22 years. His nephew Benjamin was ordered to pay rent of no more than £70 per annum, and that he then surrender it up to John Dennie, or legal heir of his body, or rent it of him or his as may be agreeable to him and them.3

Family

Sarah Oliver
Children1.Sarah Wendell2 b. 5 Mar 1721
2.Oliver Wendell+2 b. 5 Mar 1733

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 21-25.
  3. [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.

Johannes Wendell1

b. 2 February 1649, d. 1691
Baptism*2 February 1649Johannes Wendell was baptized on 2 February 1649 in the Dutch Reform Church, New Amsterdam, Albany County, New York.2
Education*He was educated to the levels attainable in Albany County, New York, at the time.2
Occupation* At an early age he became a general trader in Albany. He was successful and prosperous in his affairs, became a wealthy merchant, and achieved a considerable degree of prominence in the colony.2
Marriage*He married second Elizabeth Staes in Albany County, New York.2
Biographical Info*Johannes Wendell was called repeatedly to positions of responsibility and station. He was magistrate in 1684, captain in the colonial service in 1685, and alderman of Albany in 1686. In 1690, he was empowered, with others, with discretionary authority to treaty with the Five Indian Nations, which included the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas and the Senecas, and to supervise affairs relating to the defense of Albany against the French..

His two marriages, and the alliances they formed, added materially to what was already a handsome estate of his own. He controlled extensive tracts of land along the Mohawk valley, in the vicinity of the present Saratoga County, and in other parts of the province.2
Residence*Johannes and his family lived on what became State Street, Albany, Albany County, New York.2
Will*2 February 1691He left a will, which was probated on 2 February 1691.2
Death*1691He died in 1691.2

Family

Elizabeth Staes
Children1.Abraham Wendell+1 b. 27 Dec 1678, d. 28 Sep 1734
2.Jacob Wendell+2 b. 5 Aug 1691

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 21-25.

John Wendell1

b. 2 May 1703
Father*Abraham Wendell2 b. 27 Dec 1678, d. 28 Sep 1734
Mother*Katarina De Key2
Baptism*2 May 1703John Wendell was baptized on 2 May 1703 in New York.2
Marriage*10 November 1724He married Elizabeth Quincy, daughter of Edmund Quincy and Dorothy Flynt, on 10 November 1724.2

Family

Elizabeth Quincy b. 27 Aug 1706

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 21-25. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 17-27.

Oliver Wendell1

b. 5 March 1733
Father*Jacob Wendell2 b. 5 Aug 1691
Mother*Sarah Oliver2
Birth*5 March 1733Oliver Wendell was born on 5 March 1733 in Boston.2
(Son) ResidenceOliver's parents, Jacob and Sarah Wendell, lived at the corner of School and Common (the present Tremont) Streets, Boston, where they raised their twelve children, four sons and eight daughters.1
Marriage*1762He married Mary Jackson, daughter of Edward Jackson and Dorothy Quincy, in 1762.1

Family

Mary Jackson
Children1.Oliver Wendell3 b. 16 Sep 1764
2.Sarah Wendell+3 b. 1 Jan 1769

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 21-25.
  3. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Church records, baptisms, marriages, administrations, 1699-1804. Includes Index. FHL Film" 837129, Item# 3 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970), page 185. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804.

Oliver Wendell1

b. 16 September 1764
Father*Oliver Wendell2 b. 5 Mar 1733
Mother*Mary Jackson2
Baptism*16 September 1764Oliver Wendell was baptized on 16 September 1764 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Church records, baptisms, marriages, administrations, 1699-1804. Includes Index. FHL Film" 837129, Item# 3 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970), page 442. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804.
  2. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804, page 185.

Sarah Wendell1

b. 20 January 1721, d. 13 March 1785
Father*Abraham Wendell2 b. 27 Dec 1678, d. 28 Sep 1734
Mother*Katarina De Key2
Baptism*20 January 1721Sarah Wendell was baptized on 20 January 1721 in New York, the eleventh child of her parents.2
Marriage*8 September 1743She married John Dennie, son of John Dennie and Mary Edwards, on 8 September 1743 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Joseph Dennie source noted that John and Sarah had five children, however we have found records, to date, of only four of them.3,1,4
Residence*22 December 1769 On 22 December 1769, the large elegant mansion house of Sarah and John Dennie Esq., a prominent Loyalist, was burned down. The home had been John's father's in Brighton, then a part of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His friends, mostly Tories, generously contributed to his relief, and the home was quickly rebuilt.5,3,6
Relationship Note*Sarah (Wendell) Dennie and Sarah Wendell were first cousins, once removed, through their fathers, who were uncle and nephew. Sarah Holmes would become the mother of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the well known poet, physician and essayist, and the grandmother of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the jurist who became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.3
(Wife) Death1 August 1777Sarah (Wendell) became a widow when John Dennie Esq. died on 1 August 1777, according to Boyle's Journal, or on 7 Aug 1777, according to the Joseph Dennie source.3,7
Death*13 March 1785She died on Sunday 13 March 1785 in Boston at age 64. Her funeral was held the following Wednesday at four o'clock, and proceeded to her son Thomas Dennie's house in Green's Lane where relations and friends of the deceased and family were invited to attend.8,9,10
Burial*She was buried in T5, in the Thomas Dennie Tomb, on the west side of Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston. She was in the 65th year of her age.11

Family

John Dennie b. 1717, d. 1 Aug 1777
Children1.John Dennie12 b. 14 Oct 1744
2.Jacob Dennie13 b. 27 Jul 1746
3.Sarah Dennie13 b. 10 Apr 1748
4.Child Dennie3
5.Thomas Dennie+3 b. 12 Oct 1756, d. 2 Aug 1842

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  3. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  4. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 245. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  5. [S951] John Boyle, "Boyle's Journal of Occurrences in Boston", New England Historic and Genealogical Register; Volume 85 (Apr 1931): Jul 1930, Volume 84, page 261. Hereinafter cited as "Boyle's Journal."
  6. [S941] Hooper Document II: Excerpted from "Genealogy of James Hooper Jr. of Baltimore, 1804-1898"; uploaded by Joanne Mullowney, online at www.scribd.com. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Document II.
  7. [S951] John Boyle, "Boyle's Journal", page 130.
  8. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Boston Gazette, published as The Boston Gazette and the Country Journal, 14 Mar 1785, Issue 1601, page 3. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.
  9. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Independent Ledger, published as The Independent Ledger and the American Advertiser, 14 Mar 1785, Issue 374, page 3.
  10. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Massachusetts Centinel, published as The Massachusetts Centinel, 16 Mar 1785, Issue 51, page 3.
  11. [S946] Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 743. Hereinafter cited as Old Cemeteries of Boston.
  12. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page167.
  13. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page169.

Sarah Wendell1

b. 5 March 1721
Father*Jacob Wendell2 b. 5 Aug 1691
Mother*Sarah Oliver2
Baptism*5 March 1721Sarah Wendell was baptized on 5 March 1721 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Daughter) ResidenceSarah's parents, Jacob and Sarah Wendell, lived at the corner of School and Common (the present Tremont) Streets, Boston, where they raised their twelve children, four sons and eight daughters.4

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 21-25. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  3. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 142. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  4. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 17-27.

Sarah Wendell1

b. 1 January 1769
Father*Oliver Wendell1 b. 5 Mar 1733
Mother*Mary Jackson1
Baptism*1 January 1769Sarah Wendell was baptized on 1 January 1769 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Relationship NoteSarah (Wendell) Dennie and Sarah Wendell were first cousins, once removed, through their fathers, who were uncle and nephew. Sarah Holmes would become the mother of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the well known poet, physician and essayist, and the grandmother of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the jurist who became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.2
Marriage*26 March 1801She married Reverend Abiel Holmes on 26 March 1801 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3,4

Family

Reverend Abiel Holmes
Child1.Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes+3 b. 29 Aug 1809

Citations

  1. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Church records, baptisms, marriages, administrations, 1699-1804. Includes Index. FHL Film" 837129, Item# 3 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970), page 185. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804.
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  3. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  4. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804, page 268.

Sarah Wensley

b. 11 August 1673, d. 16 December 1753
Birth*11 August 1673Sarah Wensley was born on 11 August 1673 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).
Marriage*11 July 1700She married Colonel Isaac Winslow on 11 July 1700 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*16 December 1753She died on 16 December 1753 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 80.1

Family

Colonel Isaac Winslow b. 1670, d. 14 Dec 1738
Child1.General John Winslow+1 b. 10 May 1703, d. 17 Apr 1774

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), Winslow, pages 409-412. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Honorable John Wentworth Jr.1

Marriage*July 1771He married Margaret Frost, daughter of Joseph Frost Esq. and Margaret Colton, in July 1771.1

Family

Margaret Frost b. 8 Dec 1747, d. 30 Sep 1805

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Captain William Wentworth1

Marriage*2 October 1729He married Margery Pepperell, daughter of Andrew Pepperell and Jane Elliott, on 2 October 1729.1

Family

Margery Pepperell b. 25 Mar 1712, d. 1748

Citations

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

Abigail Wesson1

b. 26 January 1790
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Birth*26 January 1790Abigail Wesson was born on 26 January 1790.1
Marriage*4 March 1830Abigail Wesson married John Bolton, son of William Bolton Jr. and Abigail Sheldon, on 4 March 1830 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. They had one son.1

Family

John Bolton b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
Child1.John Bolton1 b. 8 Feb 1831

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, Fourth Generation, pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Francis West1

b. 1605 or 1606, d. 2 January 1692
Brick Wall* There are several theories about the background of Francis West:
     (1) that he came from Salisbury in England
     (2) that he was the son of Francis, Governor of Virginia and brother of Thomas, Lord de la Warr
     (3) that he was not a West but a Weston

Many researchers, throughout the years, have examined each and all of these theories. It is sad to report that to date, no proof from any primary source has been found to support any of them.

That Francis came from Salisbury has been quite generally accepted because it is based on the statement of Judge Zebulon West, a great-grandson of Francis. While he might have been living there at the time of emigration, no record of his birth has been found there. Margaret Adelia Ells, preparing West Lines, arranged a search of Salisbury parish records, where no Francis was found. Possibly Salisbury was confused with Soulsbury, where there were Wests. However, according to records published in REG, there was no Francis among them. There is also no evidence for the statement of Zebulon West that Francis was "invited to emigrate by a Mr. Thomas of Marshfield". He may have confused Francis with Twyford West, who was indentured to Edward Winslow of Marshfield.

The supposition that Francis was the son of Francis of Virginia and the nephew of Lord de la Warr seems to rest on the following considerations. Banks wrote, in his History of Martha's Vineyard that such a tradition was believed by Wests on the island. Thomas West, son of Francis of Duxbury, named a son Sackfield, suggestive of the Sackvilles, who were associated with the Virginia Wests. The gravestone of Samuel West at Acushnet, Massachusetts shows a line of descent from Francis of Virginia, but, curiously enough, does not name Francis of Duxbury, just showing a line and blanking out his generation. One researcher noted that the inscription on the back of the tombstone of Samuel West, who was the son of Dr. Sackfield (also known as Sackville) West and Ruth Jenkins, and died in 1807 in Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island, read like this: "Sackville West was the son of Thomas West, physician, the son of _ ___ West, the son of Capt. Francis West, brother of the 3rd Lord DeLaWarre Gov. of VA. Capt Francis came from England to VA in 1608". Thomas West was the son of Francis West and Margery Reeves of Duxbury, and Sackfield West was their grandson. Samuel was a great-grandson of Francis and Margery.

The above genealogical inscription reflects the Vineyard tradition. Francis of Virginia did have some first-hand knowledge of Plymouth, since he made a visit in June 1623 to investigate disputes over fisheries. There is said to be a chart of the West family in the Virginia Historical Society at Richmond that shows the marriage of Francis and Margery Reeves. Finally, it has been considered suggestive that little is known about Francis of Virginia and that a Francis of approximately the same age should appear in the Plymouth Colony.

No proof from any primary source has been found to establish a connection between the two men. However, it would seem that Banks may have gone too far in concluding that there was absolutely no connection between the two, since there is also no proof that a connection is impossible.

The Vineyard tradition, by itself, may be dismissed simply as a tradition without supporting evidence. The use of the name Sackfield is no more than suggestive, since nothing has been uncovered which otherwise relates to it. The gravestone at Acushnet presents the ideas of Samuel or his relatives about a line of descent, but of course includes no proof. There is also no evidence that the visit of Francis of Virginia to New England in 1623 led to any other association. The chart in the Virginia Historical Society, which gives no specific references, represents only the belief of the compiler. It is possible, although not certain, that the two Francises may have been of approximately the same age. No birth record for either has been found. It is widely believed that Francis of Duxbury was probably born in 1605 or 1606. Since the son Francis, of Francis of Virginia, was called a minor in his father's will of 1629, he would likely not have been born before around 1608. Additionally, Francis senior requested in the will that his surviving third wife Jane take care of the son Francis. The general tone of this request suggests that Francis was either a young boy or in some way physically or mentally defective. It is unlikely that a healthy male in his late teens would have been in need of any special care. He might therefore have been born several years after 1608.

There are at least two considerations which argue against the identification of the supposed two men as the same. The first is that it seems somewhat unreasonable that Francis junior of Virginia should have learned the trade of a carpenter, growing up, as he must have, in a prominent family in a landed society. It would rather be expected that he would have learned no trade at all. The second involves the question of what he received, or should have received, as inheritance from his father's estate. There is no evidence that Francis of Duxbury was affluent. His land holdings appear to have been modest, and the size of his estate at the time of his death was notably small.

Although there have been other attempts to show that the two Francises were the same, they can probably be dismissed with little attention because they are almost purely conjectural. One suggests that Francis of Virginia brought his young son with him when he came to Plymouth in 1623, at which time the son found the colony attractive, and, in maturity, decided to return. Another proposal is that the father bought property in the colony and that the son, having been in England, came to Duxbury to oversee and manage this property.

The contention that Francis of Duxbury was actually a Weston who changed his name first appeared in print in Wentworth's Settlement and Growth of Duxbury. Through the author the point was traced to a manuscript genealogy in the public library at Duxbury, with the title "The Weston Families of Duxbury", by Samuel K. Weston. In this work the compiler stated that Francis Weston changed his name after a court sentence in 1640, perhaps from shame and wishing to disassociate himself from the Westons. This genealogy also suggested that Francis might have been a brother of Edmund Weston.

The problem of WEST vs. Weston is first encountered in connection with the tax list of 25 Mar 1633, on which a name appears to be Francis Weston. Weston but apparently with misgivings, as he printed it as "Weston (West?)''. He evidently later decided that references to Francis Weston meant Francis West, because, in his treatment of the Weston family he made no reference to any Francis Weston of the period, even in his note of unidentified Westons. The confusion seems to have arisen with a difficulty in interpreting the records. The name was sometimes written with a slight twist of the pen after the "t" which may have been only a casual stroke or flourish -- or a sign for the suffix "on". Nathaniel Shurtleff, in editing the Colony records read the name as Weston in the tax list of 1633, in the list of freemen of the same year (although the name was later canceled), and in the record of the marriage to Margery Reeves. The Francis on the list of freemen must actually have been that of a Weston because Francis West was not made a freeman until 1655. Elsewhere in the printed records the name appears as West.

There are few references in either the Colony or the Duxbury records to any Francis Weston. In fact, aside from the references mentioned above, there is only one other, the mention of a Francis who in 1679 was described as deceased. Whoever he was, he could not have been Francis West, who died in 1692.

In general, it has been accepted that Francis was West and not a Weston. Neither Judge Zebulon West or Samuel West, both of whom were great-grandsons of Francis, made any mention of the Weston name. Also, it is evident that on occasion the two names were simply confused. According to the Carlton Prince West source, a clear case of such a situation may be found in connection with the settlement of the estate of Thomas Howell. Letters of administration were granted to Edmund Weston on 7 Jun 1648, but it was later recorded that a claim against the estate was paid by Edmund West. No other reference to any Edmund West has been found. No direct evidence has been uncovered to support the claim that Francis changed his name. Such a claim seems to have been based principally on the fact that Nathaniel Shurtleff, as he edited the Colony records, read the name as Weston in entries before 1640 and as West after that. As noted earlier, the Duxbury History
source implied that the handwriting in the records could be interpreted either way.

So... The background of Francis West of Duxbury remains a mystery to this researcher -- and to everyone else, so far. Knowing the tenacity of genealogists, however, it may be considered certain that the problem-solving search and research will continue.2,3,4,5,6
Birth*1605 or 1606Francis West was born in 1605 or 1606, probably in England. Note: The West Family Register by Letta Brock Stone connected, without supporting evidence or documentation, Francis West of Duxbury to Francis West of Virginia and listed both 1616 and 1626 as the year of birth for Francis West. The publication, again because of its representation of the relationship between the two, listed Francis' birthplace as Salisbury, County Wiltshire, England. While those dates and places may be applied to Francis of Virginia, they are not verifiable, at this point, for Francis of Duxbury.1,2,7
Occupation*1640Francis West is usually believed to have been a house carpenter, which may have been inferred from the fact that he was required in 1640 to build a pair of stocks for the Town of Duxbury, which was delinquent in providing this facility for punishment (PCR­CO 1:164). The need for stocks was apparently pointed out at this time as Francis himself had been sentenced to sit in them.2
Freeman*8 June 1655Francis West was admitted a Freeman on 8 June 1655 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). This meant that he was legally recognized as a white male over 21 years of age holding full rights of citizenship who is free to ply a trade, own land, and to vote. It appears to have been somewhat late, since he must have been around 50 and had already held office in Marshfield and owned land. His subsequent public appointments were principally on grand juries: for 1662, 1669, 1674, 1678, 1680, and 1682. Occasionally there were other appointments: for 1658 he was Surveyor of Highways. For 1660 he was Constable for Duxbury; and in 1671 he was one of two men appointed to inspect ordinaries in Duxbury to see if regulations were being observed.2
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Francis West 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. Francis West 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.8,9,10,11,12
Land Transfer*Francis West never moved to Bridgewater and sold his proprietor's share to Edward Mitchell.13
Court Action*29 October 1668For the second time, Francis found himself in court. He was indicted on 29 October 1668 for stealing a gun and a hog from an Indian and was sentenced 1 Jun 1669 to pay a sum of thirty shillings to the Indian and return the gun.2
Land Transfer*10 October 1670 At one time Francis had a right in meadow land at the Gurnet, and in 1670 he was granted 30 acres by the Town of Duxbury. This following land transfer is recorded in the Duxbury Records, Volume A, Page 216, dated October 10, 1670: The town have given unto Francis West, about thirty acres of land on the East side of Experience Mitchell's lands near Namassakeesit, of the same breadth with the said Mitchell's land, and so extending Eastward to a marked tree near a little run in a swamp, about sixty rods distant from Mitchell's land, the tree marked is a maple tree.

William Peabody, T.C.

Some of his land was sold to Josiah Kein. What his original acreage may have been or the largest number of acres he may have owned at any one time is not known.14,2
Death*2 January 1692He died on 2 January 1692 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S267] Edward Everett Cornwall, "Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., and Some of His Descendants", New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume 60, chapter VI, pages 142-151 (April 1906). Hereinafter cited as "Francis West of Duxbury, Mass."
  2. [S271] Historical Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, A Survey of the Descendants of Francis West of Duxbury, by Carlton Prince West; obtained online at http://www.history.vineyard.net/franwest.htm, original manuscript at New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Francis West of Duxbury.
  3. [S272] Charles Edward Banks, The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts (Edgartown, Massachusetts: Dukes County Historical Society, 1966). Hereinafter cited as The History of Martha's Vineyard.
  4. [S276] Dorothy Wentworth, Settlement and Growth of Duxbury, 1628-1870 (Duxbury, Massachusetts: Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, 1973), page 96. Hereinafter cited as Settlement and Growth of Duxbury.
  5. [S275] Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers (Boston, Massachusetts: Crosby & Nichols, 1849). Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Duxbury.
  6. [S277] Nathaniel Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, editors, Massachusetts New Plymouth Colony, main author, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England. In 12 volumes. Contents: Volumes 1-6. Court orders, being the proceedings of the General Court and the Court Assistants 1633-1691; Volume 7, Judicial acts of the General Court and Court of Assistants 1636-1692; Volume 8, Miscellaneous records including births, marriages, deaths and burials, treasury accounts, and lists of freemen and others 1633-1689; Volume 9, Acts of the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England, 1643-1679; Volume 11, Laws, 1623-1682; Volume 12, Deeds, etc., 1620-1651. Book of Indian records for their lands. Includes Index (Boston, Massachusetts: William White, 1855-61). Hereinafter cited as Records of the Colony of New Plymouth.
  7. [S268] Letta Brock Stone, The West Family Register: Important Lines Traced 1326-1928. Microreproduction of original, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. Includes index. FHL Film# 928222, Item 2. (Washington, D.C.: W. F. Roberts, c 1928). Hereinafter cited as West Family Register 1326-1928.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [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.
  12. [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.
  13. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, West, page 409.
  14. [S270] Duxbury, Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass., from 1642 to 1770, CD-ROM (Plymouth, Massachusetts: Avery & Doten, 1893). Hereinafter cited as Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass. 1642-1770.

Hannah West1

b. 31 December 1794, d. 20 May 1880
Hannah (West) Conger
Father*John West b. 15 Feb 1770, d. 10 Feb 1852
Mother*Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock b. 2 Sep 1772
Birth*31 December 1794"Grandma Conger's Interview Notes" reflect a birth date of 30 Dec 1794 and her place of birth as Massachusetts, however the Conger Family sources report that Hannah West was born on 31 December 1794 in Granville, Washington County, New York.2,1,3
Marriage*14 February 1813She married Uzziah Conger, son of James Conger and Elizabeth McNab, on 14 February 1813.1,3,4,2
Death*20 May 1880"Grandma Conger's Interview Notes" reported her death as July of 1880, and the Conger Family sources recorded that Hannah (West) Conger died on 20 May 1880 in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, at age 85.1,3,2

Family

Uzziah Conger b. 22 Aug 1789, d. 13 Mar 1864
Children1.Lorentus Everett Conger+1 b. 27 Jul 1814, d. 13 May 1873
2.Lucien West Conger+1 b. 23 Jul 1823, d. Oct 1902
3.Crayton Hall Conger+1 b. 24 Apr 1825, d. 22 May 1880
4.John Newton Conger+3 b. 21 Oct 1830, d. 16 Mar 1903

Citations

  1. [S6] Interview with Grandma Conger, Louisa Shove Conger (1840-1942), by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, sometime before Grandma Conger's death in 1942. LHB Notebook - E-Mails and Letters (Santa Barbara, California).
  2. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 494. Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  3. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  4. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."

John West

b. 15 February 1770, d. 10 February 1852
Birth*15 February 1770John West was born on 15 February 1770 in Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*7 November 1793He married Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock on 7 November 1793 They were the parents of 11 children.2
Death*10 February 1852He died on 10 February 1852 in Knox County, Illinois, at age 81.3

Family

Sarah (Sallie) Woodcock b. 2 Sep 1772
Child1.Hannah West+ b. 31 Dec 1794, d. 20 May 1880

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. [S261] Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, originally published in 1886, filmed in 1974), film number 934993, item 1, pages 766-768. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Album of Knox County.
  3. [S261] Biographical Album of Knox County;, film number 934993, item 1.

Sarah Lucy West1

b. 26 June 1822, d. 28 March 1905
Birth*26 June 1822Sarah Lucy West was born on 26 June 1822 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Marriage*28 July 1842She married Thomas Oliver Walker, son of Matthew Walker and Mary Durfee, on 28 July 1842 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1
Death*28 March 1905She died on 28 March 1905 in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey, at age 82.1

Family

Thomas Oliver Walker b. 14 Dec 1816, d. 24 Dec 1894

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.

Katherine Westbrome1

Marriage*She married Tobias Makin in England.1
Residence*circa 1598Katherine and Tobias Makin lived circa 1598 in Fingringhoe, Essex County, England.1

Family

Tobias Makin
Child1.Grace Makin+1 b. s 1578

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Abigail Wetherell1

b. 28 March 1691
Father*John Wetherell Sr.2 b. 1664
Mother*Susannah Newland3
Birth*28 March 1691Abigail Wetherell was born on 28 March 1691 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2
Marriage*1 April 1718She married William Leonard, son of Joseph Leonard and Mary Blake, on 1 April 1718 in Norton.1

Family

William Leonard b. 26 Mar 1690
Children1.Abigail Leonard1 b. 19 Feb 1717
2.Experience Leonard1 b. 1719
3.David Leonard1 b. 10 Apr 1720
4.Theodora Leonard1 b. 19 Jan 1722/23
5.Penelope Leonard1 b. 4 May 1727, d. 2 Jun 1727
6.Experience Leonard1 b. 4 May 1727

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 272. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 148.
  3. [S1195] George Faber Clark, History of the Town of Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from 1669 to 1859, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), page 91. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Norton.

Anne Wetherell1

b. 13 December 1749
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Job Wetherell1 b. 22 May 1726
Mother*Jane Persho1
Birth*13 December 1749Anne Wetherell was born on 13 December 1749 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*She married Samuel Leonard, son of James Leonard and Jemima Hayford.2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 147. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [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.

Ephraim Wetherell1

b. 22 November 1721
Father*Nathaniel Wetherell2
Mother*Mary White2 b. 19 Jul 1688
Birth*22 November 1721Ephraim Wetherell was born on 22 November 1721 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
(1st Neighbor) Land Records23 February 1739Ephraim Wetherell was described as a neighbor of the property when Zebulon Field, a Taunton husbandman, and his wife Anne Field made a 20-year lease agreement with William Leonard of Norton, cordwainer, on 23 February 1739 for a certain parcel of land meadow and upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton.3
(1st Neighbor) Land Records3 December 1750Ephraim was again described as a neighbor eleven years after Zebulon Field and his first wife Anne Field had leased property, for a period of 20 years, on the east side of the Mill River in Taunton to William Leonard, a Taunton cordwainer, when William Leonard and his wife Sarah Leonard made a sub-lease agreement on 3 December 1750, with their son James Leonard 4th "so called", also a cordwainer of Taunton. The sub-lease agreement restated the original expiration date of 23 February 1759 and was recorded on 13 December 1750.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465438, Book 37, pages 460-461, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), Film# 465437, Book 34, pages 478-479.

Jane Wetherell

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*19 March 1761She married Nathaniel Bolton of Bridgewater, son of John Bolton and Sarah Chesebrough, on 19 March 1761 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Nathaniel Bolton b. 5 May 1706, d. 8 Aug 1770
Child1.Elias Bolton b. c 1762

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.

Jeremiah Wetherell1

(2nd Neighbor) Land Records13 July 1739Jeremiah Wetherell was described as a neighbor when Zebulon Field and his wife Anne Field sold land in Taunton, Bristol County, to William Leonard, a cordwainer, on 13 July 1739.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465433, Book 26, page 285, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Job Wetherell1

b. 22 May 1726
Father*Nathaniel Wetherell2,1
Mother*Mary White2,1 b. 19 Jul 1688
Birth*22 May 1726Job Wetherell was born on 22 May 1726 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1
Marriage*12 July 1744He married Jane Persho of Middleborough, Plymouth County on 12 July 1744 in Norton, Bristol County.3,4

Family

Jane Persho
Child1.Anne Wetherell5 b. 13 Dec 1749

Citations

  1. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, The Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Taunton, Massachusetts: Thomas J. Lothrop, printed by C.A. Hack & Son, 1902), pages 26-27. Hereinafter cited as Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 293, her surname spelled "Pershow."
  4. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, page 58.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 147.

John Wetherell Sr.1,2

b. 1664
Birth*1664John Wetherell Sr. was born in 1664.2
Marriage*circa 1687He married Susannah Newland circa 1687. The Norton History source is somewhat uncertain about Susannah's surname, stating "his wife's name was Susannah Newland (?), married about 1687, and they had eight children."2

Family

Susannah Newland
Child1.Abigail Wetherell+1 b. 28 Mar 1691

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 148. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1195] George Faber Clark, History of the Town of Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from 1669 to 1859, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), page 91. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Norton.

Nathaniel Wetherell1

Father*William Wetherell Jr.2
Mother*Elizabeth Newland2
Marriage*28 May 1713He married Mary White, daughter of Joseph White and Mary ______, on 28 May 1713 in Taunton, Bristol County.1,3

Family

Mary White b. 19 Jul 1688
Children1.Ephraim Wetherell4 b. 22 Nov 1721
2.Job Wetherell+4,5 b. 22 May 1726
3.Patience Wetherell+1,6 b. 3 Jul 1728, d. 15 Feb 1812

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S1193] Edgar H. Reed, "Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton Mass.", compiled from the Taunton Proprietors' Records, New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 16, pages 324-328 and Volume 17, pages 34-37 and pages 232-236 (October 1862 and January 1863): Volume 17, page 37. Hereinafter cited as "Taunton Marriages, Births and Deaths."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 504. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 151.
  5. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, The Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Taunton, Massachusetts: Thomas J. Lothrop, printed by C.A. Hack & Son, 1902), pages 26-27. Hereinafter cited as Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 152.

Patience Wetherell1

b. 3 July 1728, d. 15 February 1812
Father*Nathaniel Wetherell2,3
Mother*Mary White3,2 b. 19 Jul 1688
Birth*3 July 1728Patience Wetherell was born on 3 July 1728 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Marriage*22 February 1749/50She married Zebulon Field of Taunton, son of Richard Field and Susanna Waldo, on 22 February 1749/50 in Easton, Bristol County.1,4
(Wife) Death1 July 1797Patience became a widow when Zebulon Field died on 1 July 1797.5
Death*15 February 1812She died on 15 February 1812 in Taunton at age 83.5

Family

Zebulon Field b. 23 Aug 1707, d. 1 Jul 1797
Children1.Nathaniel Field2 b. 3 Jan 1751, d. 8 Jan 1820
2.John Field2
3.Hannah Field2
4.James Field2
5.Wealthy Field2 b. c 1757, d. 10 Jan 1829
6.Rachel Field2
7.Sarah Field2
8.Lydia Field2
9.Patience Field2
10.Ruth Field2 d. 28 Jan 1857
11.Jude Field2 b. Feb 1766, d. 14 May 1832
12.Solomon Field2 b. 29 Nov 1767

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 172-173. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy, Volume 1, pages 235-238.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 152. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 232.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Deaths, Volume 3, page 82.

William Wetherell Jr.1

Marriage14 March 1681She married Elizabeth Newland on 14 March 1681 in Taunton, Plymouth Colony.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, The Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Taunton, Massachusetts: Thomas J. Lothrop, printed by C.A. Hack & Son, 1902), pages 26-27. Hereinafter cited as Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900.
  2. [S1193] Edgar H. Reed, "Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton Mass.", compiled from the Taunton Proprietors' Records, New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 16, pages 324-328 and Volume 17, pages 34-37 and pages 232-236 (October 1862 and January 1863): Volume 17, page 37. Hereinafter cited as "Taunton Marriages, Births and Deaths."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 346. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Ann Elizabeth Wheeler1

b. 7 March 1831, d. May 1868
Birth*7 March 1831Ann Elizabeth Wheeler was born on 7 March 1831, probably in Connecticut, although the Conger Family source reported it took place on Long Island, New York.1
Name VariationAnn Elizabeth was usually called Elizabeth.
Marriage*12 March 1850She married John Newton Conger, son of Uzziah Conger and Hannah West, on 12 March 1850 in Knox County, Illinois.1,2,3
Census 1850*14 October 1850Ann and John Newton Conger appeared on the 1850 census taken on 14 October 1850 in Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois. He was a farmer and they were both 19. The newly married couple lived with John Newton's brother, Norman Hurd Conger and his wife Mary, who was Elizabeth's sister. Clustered together on the same census page, and apparently living on neighboring farms, were two additional Conger brothers: Crayton Hall Conger and wife Minerva, and Lauren Clark Conger with his wife Amanda and their son Seth. Minerva and Amanda Conger were most likely sisters and their Hasbrook parents also lived on a neighboring farm in the cluster. And then, not too far away, were Mary and Elizabeth's parents, Alvah and Jenotia Wheeler with their family. Two more daughters still living in the Wheeler parents' home would also marry Conger brothers.4
Death*May 1868She died in May 1868 at age 37.1

Family

John Newton Conger b. 21 Oct 1830, d. 16 Mar 1903

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S259] Illinois Marriages to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages to 1850.
  3. [S260] Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of N. Conger, Township 10 N 1 E, Knox County, Illinois, roll M432_113, page 377, image 337. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Benjamin Wheelock1

Marriage*21 May 1668He married Elizabeth Bullin on 21 May 1668 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Elizabeth Bullin
Child1.Mary Wheelock+2 b. 11 Jun 1674, d. 25 Mar 1750

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 181, their surnames spelled "Wheelocke" and "Bullin". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 102, her name recorded as "Marie Wheelocke."