Samuel Willis1

Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*John Willis1
Mother*Experience Byram1
Marriage*18 March 1705/6He married Margaret Brett, daughter of Elihu Brett Esq. and Ann ______, on 18 March 1705/6 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 60. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Samuel Willis1

b. 31 August 1682
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Experience Willis1 b. 1646, d. 1709
Mother*Elizabeth Bolton1 b. 18 Feb 1656
Birth*31 August 1682Samuel Willis was born on 31 August 1682 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 159. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Sarah Willis1

Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of John Bolton
Father*Deacon John Willis1,2
Marriage*She married John Ames, son of William Ames and Hannah ______.1
Residence*1672Sarah and John Ames relocated to live in West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony), as early as 1672 and probably earlier.1

Family

John Ames Jr. b. 24 Mar 1647
Children1.John Ames1 b. 14 Apr 1672
2.William Ames+1 b. 6 Nov 1673
3.Nathaniel Ames1 b. 9 Oct 1677
4.Elizabeth Ames+1 b. 6 Sep 1680, d. 1739
5.Thomas Ames+1 b. 21 Feb 1682
6.Sarah Ames1 b. 12 Oct 1685
7.David Ames1 b. 30 Aug 1688
8.Hannah Ames+1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Ames, pages 98-104. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 363-364.

Sarah Willis1

b. 5 May 1682
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Willis1 d. 29 Nov 1716
Mother*Lydia ______1
Birth*5 May 1682Sarah Willis was born on 5 May 1682 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*24 December 1706She married John Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Hannah Willis, on 24 December 1706.1,3,4
(Heir) Estate1729The estate of Sarah's father was divided among his heirs in 1729.1

Family

John Hayward
Children1.John Hayward+4 b. 28 Sep 1707
2.Ebenezer Hayward4 b. 22 Nov 1710

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), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 354. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 172.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.

Silas Willis1

Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Joshua Willis2
Mother*Experience Barbour2
(Witness to Deed) Land Records17 April 1744Silas Willis, along with Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten were witnesses when Enoch Leonard, cordwainer of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail signed a deed agreement on 17 April 1744 to sell land in Bridgewater to Silvanus Blossom, also of Bridgewater and a cordwainer, for the sum of £97. The deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.3,4
Marriage*circa 1745He married Sarah Hayward, daughter of Josiah Hayward and Sarah Kinglsey, circa 1745.5,1

Family

Sarah Hayward b. 3 Nov 1724

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 345-352. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.

Susanna Willis1

b. 18 September 1718
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Thomas Willis2,3,4 b. 1694
Mother*Mary Kinsley3 b. c 1697
Birth*18 September 1718Susanna Willis was born on 18 September 1718 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer1 May 1734Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis witnessed the signature of Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 1 May 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.1
Marriage*She married Ephraim Fobes, son of Ephraim Fobes and Martha Snell.4,3

Family

Ephraim Fobes b. 1 Jul 1716, d. 22 Mar 1802
Child1.Ephraim Fobes5,4 b. 29 Jul 1748, d. 15 Aug 1811

Citations

  1. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  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 354. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Willis, pages 345-352. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Fobes, pages 159-163.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 114.

Temperance Willis1

b. 8 April 1695
Relationships1st cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Experience Willis1 b. 1646, d. 1709
Mother*Elizabeth Bolton1 b. 18 Feb 1656
Birth*8 April 1695Temperance Willis was born on 8 April 1695 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 224. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

Thomas Willis1

Marriage*19 July 1743He married Bethia Hayward, daughter of Elisha Hayward and Bethia Snow, on 19 July 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Bethia Hayward b. 7 Apr 1722

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Thomas Willis1

b. 1694
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Benjamin Willis1
Mother*Susanna Whitman1 b. c 1660, d. 2 Mar 1758
Birth*1694Thomas Willis was born in 1694.1
Marriage*18 December 1716He married Mary Kinsley, daughter of Samuel Kinsley and Mary Washburn, on 18 December 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer1 May 1734Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis witnessed the signature of Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 1 May 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.3

Family

Mary Kinsley b. c 1697
Child1.Susanna Willis+4,5,6 b. 18 Sep 1718

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), Willis, pages 363-371. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 225. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 354.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 345-352.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Fobes, pages 159-163.

Thomas Willis1

Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Joseph Willis1,2 b. c 1645, d. 31 Jan 1704/5
Mother*Sarah Lincoln2,1 b. Dec 1645

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), Willis, page 365, the author stating his confusion, and probable errors, in determining which Joseph Willis, the father or the son, was intended in the information he referenced. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S1144] John E. Morris, Stephen Lincoln of Oakham, Massachusetts, His Ancestry and Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1895), First Generation, pages 5-11. Hereinafter cited as Stephen Lincoln of Oakham.

Thomas Willis1

b. 1861
Father*Lindsey Willis1 b. 30 May 1834
Mother*Lydia Sabrina Webster1 b. bt 1840 - 1841
Birth*1861Thomas Willis was born about 1861 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 187013 June 1870Thomas appeared on the 1870 census taken on 13 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the last year.1
(Nephew) Census 188028 June 1880Thomas appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his aunt and uncle, Sarah and Jonathan Willis, taken on 28 June 1880 in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 20 years of age and working as a farm laborer.2

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Lindsey and Sabrina Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 586B; Image: 443; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jonathan Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 155B; Enumeration District: 046; Image: 0314. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Timothy Willis1

b. 1753
Relationships2nd cousin of John Bolton
2nd great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Joab Willis1 b. 29 Sep 1715, d. 4 Jan 1805
Mother*Martha Bolton1 b. 23 Jul 1725, d. 16 Aug 1802
Birth*1753Timothy Willis was born in 1753 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

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.

Washington Willis1

b. 1852
Father*Henry Willis1 b. 29 May 1818
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1824
Birth*1852Washington Willis was born about 1852 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 18606 July 1860Washington appeared on the 1860 census taken on 6 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Perry, Wayne County, Indiana. He was 8 years old.1
(Nephew) Census 187016 June 1870Washington and his brother David were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in the household of their aunt and uncle, Harvey and Eliza J. Willis, in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. Washington was 17 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Willis, Perry, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M653_308; Page: 309; Image: 310; Family History Library Film: 803308. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 589B; Image: 449; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Wesley Willis1

b. 1858
Father*John H. Willis1 b. 7 Sep 1823, d. 11 May 1899
Mother*Hilah J. Webster1 b. 19 Apr 1830, d. 14 Jan 1904
Birth*1858Wesley Willis was born about 1858 in Indiana.1
(Son) Census 187015 June 1870Wesley appeared as "Wesly" on the 1870 census taken on 15 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 12 years old and had attended school within the year.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John H. Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 588B; Image: 447; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

William E. Willis1,2

b. June 1863
Father*Harvey Willis1 b. 15 Apr 1831, d. 27 Apr 1901
Mother*Eliza J. Webster1 b. 5 Jun 1834, d. 20 Mar 1905
Birth*June 1863William E. Willis was born in June 1863 in Iowa.1,3
(Son) Census 187016 June 1870William appeared on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 7 years old.1
(Son) Census 188016 June 1880William was enumerated as W.E. on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 16 June 1880 in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 17 years old and worked as a grocer clerk.2
(Son) Census 19002 June 1900William appeared on the 1900 census taken on 2 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Spring Valley, Dallas County, Iowa. He was 36 years of age and worked as a livestock shipper. He was enumerated as married for five years, although his wife was not enumerated in the Willis household.3

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: M593_385; Page: 589B; Image: 449; Family History Library Film: 545884. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of H. and E.J. Willis, Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 139A; Enumeration District: 046; Image: 0281. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harvey Willis, Spring Valley, Dallas, Iowa; Roll: 427; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1240427. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.

Zephaniah Willis1

Marriage*28 November 1754He married Bethiah Hayward, daughter of Thomas Hayward and Bethiah Waldo, on 28 November 1754 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Bethiah Hayward b. 14 Sep 1725

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Benjamin Wilmot1

d. 8 April 1651
Father*Benjamin Wilmot1
Marriage*say 1642He married say 1642, as her second husband, Elizabeth (Tenney) Heaton, daughter of John Tenney and Ursula Mumby.1
Death*8 April 1651He died on 8 April 1651 at New Haven, Connecticut.1

Family

Elizabeth Tenney b. 8 Aug 1610, d. 1685

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): pages 451-452. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

Benjamin Wilmot1

Residence*Benjamin lived in New Haven, Connecticut.2

Family

Child1.Benjamin Wilmot2 d. 8 Apr 1651

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 451. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 451-452.

Mary Wilsford1

Marriage*She married James Moon Jr.1,2

Family

James Moon Jr.
Child1.Simon Moon+1 b. 11 Jun 1700, d. Nov 1748

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Moon, Memorial# 130069620; created by Darrell Brown and containing an impressive amount of useful and documented genealogical information. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Wilsford) Moon, Memorial# 134220249, created by Darrell Brown.

Ann Wilson1

Marriage*She married Thomas Potterton, son of Henry Potterton and Bridget Coates.1
Residence*Thomas and Ann resided with their family at Moyrath, County Meath.1

Family

Thomas Potterton b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
Children1.Henry Potterton1 d. Mar 1862
2.Jane Potterton+1
3.Eleanor Potterton1
4.Anne Potterton1
5.Elizabeth Potterton1
6.John Potterton1 b. 1817, d. 1862

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Edmund Wilson1

Marriage*5 April 1563He married Marion (__?__) Smythe on 5 April 1563 in Dedham, Essex County.1
Death*He died.1

Family

Marion ______

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 1: Henry Sherman the Elder and his Wives, Volume 166, pages 245-258. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Elizabeth Wilson1

b. 18 September 1719
Father*Samuel Wilson1 b. 5 Apr 1686, d. 2 Feb 1729/30
Mother*Elizabeth Hawes1 b. 29 Jan 1688/89, d. 19 Dec 1739
Birth*18 September 1719Elizabeth Wilson was born on 18 September 1719 in Needham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

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

Elizabeth Wilson1

b. 15 February 1814, d. 19 February 1854
Father*Samuel Wilson1
Mother*Kezia Lamb1
Birth*15 February 1814Elizabeth Wilson was born on 15 February 1814 near Fairfield, Franklin County, Indiana.2,3
Religion*17 December 1831Thomas Elwood Beeson was granted a certificate from the Springfield Monthly Meeting to the West Grove Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, to marry Elizabeth (Wilson) Beeson.4
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Thomas Elwood Beeson, son of Isaac Beeson and Hannah Hoggatt. They married contrary to the Quaker discipline.5,4
Death*19 February 1854She died on 19 February 1854 in Wayne County, Indiana, at age 40.3

Family

Thomas Elwood Beeson b. 22 Jan 1807, d. 7 Mar 1879

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, West Grove Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Births and Deaths, 1851. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  3. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, pages 104-105.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Records.
  5. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 59, noting their year of marriage as 1830.

Ephraim Wilson1

Marriage*He married Rebecca Sumner.1

Family

Rebecca Sumner
Child1.Samuel Wilson+1 b. 5 Apr 1686, d. 2 Feb 1729/30

Citations

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

Ephraim Wilson1

b. 19 September 1727, d. 28 August 1729
Father*Samuel Wilson1 b. 5 Apr 1686, d. 2 Feb 1729/30
Mother*Elizabeth Hawes1 b. 29 Jan 1688/89, d. 19 Dec 1739
Birth*19 September 1727Ephraim Wilson was born on 19 September 1727 in Needham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Death*28 August 1729 and died in Needham on 28 August 1729 at age 1.1

Citations

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

Henry Bevan Wilson1

b. 28 March 1785
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Dr. Thomas Wilson1
Birth*28 March 1785Henry Bevan Wilson was born on 28 March 1785, probably at Bruce Hall, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*8 April 1808He married Annabella Hinds, daughter of John Hinds and Rebecca Gerrard, on 8 April 1808 in Ireland.2
Name-Change1835As the heir-at-law to his maternal uncle Alexander Slator, he had his surname changed to WILSON-SLATOR by Royal License in 1835.2
Residence*23 February 1837He was identified as of Clarence Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in a report dated 23 February 1837 of baronies and denominations of land in County Longford, Ireland on which a rentcharge was granted. Henry's rentcharge was valued at £20 and was for the townland of Kiltyceary in the barony of Granard.3

Citations

  1. [S1402] Interviews and emails exchanged between Michael Walsh (Michael Walsh, The Great House, Llanddewi Rydderch, Monmouthshire, Wales NP79UY), and LHB, on various dates. LHB Computer Files (Santa Barbara, California), email dated 10 February 2014.
  2. [S1402] Interviews and emails, Michael Walsh, on various dates, email dated 29 June 2015, Wilson and Slator.
  3. [S1550] Find My Past, online at www.findmypast.com, Reports from Committees, Fictitious Votes (Ireland), Select Committee on Fictitious Votes, 1837-1838, Appendix to the Report from the County of Longford. Hereinafter cited as Find My Past.

James Wilson1

Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Abigail Potterton, daughter of John Potterton.1
Residence*They lived in Robinstown, County Meath.1
Death*He died before 1768 when his wife was described in a deed as his widow.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

James M. Wilson1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*17 December 1840He married Hannah Heaton, daughter of Rees Heaton and Sarah Weaver, on 17 December 1840.1,2
Occupation*He was a farmer and stock breeder in Bureau County, Illinois.2

Family

Hannah Heaton b. 9 Mar 1818

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 611. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 1120.

Jesse Wilson1

b. 1803
Father*Samuel Wilson1
Mother*Christian Reynolds1 b. 30 Jan 1779
Birth*1803Jesse Wilson was born in 1803.1
Marriage*23 July 1828He married Zeruiah Beeson, daughter of Isaac Beeson and Hannah Hoggatt, on 23 July 1828 at a Centre Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Zeruiah Beeson b. 16 Nov 1804

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 59. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Jesse Wilson1

Father*William Wilson1
Mother*Mary Moore1
Marriage*25 September 1782He married Elizabeth Beeson, daughter of Isaac Beeson and Isabel Pearson, on 25 September 1782 at a Centre Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Elizabeth Beeson b. 8 Aug 1761

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.