Philip Vipont1

Father*Charles Vipont1 d. 27 Feb 1778
Mother*Mary Stiles1
(Son) Will25 August 1777Philip was named as a beneficiary in the will of Charles Vipont of Jamestown, County Dublin, dated 25 August 1777. He was identified as the son of Mrs. Mary Stiles, Charles's housekeeper in Hampton Court, Middlesex, England. HIs mother and sisters, Anne Vipont and Jane Vipont, were also named as beneficiaries.1
(Son) Deed Memorial4 April 1778A memorial was made of the last will and testament, bearing date the 25th of August 1777, of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., deceased.

Whereby the said Charles Vipont devised all his real estate and leasehold interest in the counties of Dublin and Cavan, and also all his real estate interest in Church Street and Francis Street in the city of Dublin unto his trustees, the Reverend Bigoe Henzell of the town of Drogheda, Graves Chamney and John Bayly, of the towns of Platin and Shrubbs, Esq., respectively, and to the survivors and survivor of them, and to the heirs of such survivor, to the uses after mentioned.

That is to say, to pay to unto Mrs. Mary Stiles, his housekeeper in Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex, £150 yearly, payable half yearly, to commence from his death, and to Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, 20 guineas payable every half year to commence from the time of his death, and to apply a sufficient part of the issues and profits for the maintenance and education of Philip, the son of the said Mary Stiles, till he attains the age of 21 years. And upon his attaining the age of 21 years, and securing the payments of the aforesaid annuities, he directs his said trustees to convey all his said estates to the said Phillip and his heirs forever.

And if the said Phillip should die before he attains the age of 21 years, the said Charles Vipont directs his said trustees to convey the said real and freehold estates unto his kinsman the said Reverend Bigoe Henzell and his heirs forever, on his securing the payment of the aforesaid annuities.

And after devising several pecuniary legacies, he bequeathed all the residue of his real and personal estates unto the said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden of London, to be by them equally divided between Anne and Jane, the daughters of the said Mary Stiles, to be paid to them at their respective ages of 21 years or days of marriage which should first happen, and directed that a sufficient part of the interest and produce thereof might be applied for their maintenance and education, and if either said Anne and Jane should happen to die before marriage or age of 21 years, he directed her share _____ dying to be paid to the daughter of the said Bigoe Henzell.

And of his will, appointed said Bigoe Henzell, Mary Stiles and William Faden executors and guardians of the said Philip, Anne and Jane which said will was signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Charles Vipont in the presence of Gregory Byrne and James Archbold of the city of Dublin, merchants, and Matthew St. Leger, clerk to the said Gregory Byrne. The memorial was duly executed by the said Bigoe Henzell in the presence of, and is witnessed by, Christopher Abbott the younger and Clement Moore, both of the city of Dublin, gentlemen. Bigoe Henzell signed and sealed in the presence of Christopher Abbott Jr. and Clement Moore. The memorial was registered in Dublin on 4 April 1778.1
Deed Memorial*1 January 1787A memorial of an indented deed dated 1 January 1787 was made between Philip Vipont of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., of the one part and Rachel Watson of Summerhill in the county of Dublin, widow, of the other part.

Which recited that Charles Vipont late of Jamestown aforesaid Esq. deceased, died on or about the 27th of February 1778 having made his last will dated 25 August 1777 whereby, among other things, divided and bequeathed to the said Rachel Watson 20 guineas every half year during her life to commence at the time of his death.

And recited that the said Charles Vipont, among other premises, devised the houses and premises herein after mentioned to certain trustees in trust for said Philip.

And to secure to said Rachel her said annuity, and said trustees in pursuance thereof, did by deeds of lease and release grant and convey other lands and premises, the houses and premises herein after mentioned, unto said Philip Vipont by which said deed, and in pursuance of said will, and also in consideration of 5 shillings to said Luke Vipont paid by said Rachel Watson, did grant and confirm to said Rachel Watson one annuity yearly rent charge or sum of £45,10s to be yearly issuing and to be chargeable upon all that front house or tenement situate on the east side of Francis Street in the county of Dublin, known by the Blackmoor's head formerly possessed by William Harley, deceased, containing in front to said street 15 feet, 7 inches and in depth 24 feet with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, and also all that back room adjoining to the back of the said William Harley's shop, and also formerly possessed by said William Harley by virtue of a lease therein recited. And also all that back house or tenement situate on the east side of Francis Street aforesaid wherein Samuel Cooper, deceased, formerly dwelt, bounded as therein mentioned with all appurtenances thereunto belonging.

To hold the said annuity unto the said Rachel Watson for the term of her natural life payable half yearly on every 27th of February and 27th of August. In which deed is contained a clause of distress and other clauses.

The deed and memorial were perfected and signed by both parties in front of witnesses and the memorial was registered on 20 September 1789.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed Number 215449, images 187-188. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1789; Film# 534021, Volume 412, pages 432-433, Deed Number 270967, image 237.

Eli Virgin1

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

Family

Nancy Hyatt
Child1.Nancy Virgin3

Citations

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

Nancy Virgin1

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 244. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 291. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Anna Wade1

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S480] John Bolton (of Bristol County), number S29649; Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Application File; film number M804 (Washington D.C.: NARA).
  4. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.

Bettie Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

Bettie Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, page 396.

Child Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

Child Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Hannah Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

James Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.

John Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Luther Wade1

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

Family

Priscilla Merritt b. 7 Jun 1744, d. 1837

Citations

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

Nicholas Wade1

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Wade, pages 335-337. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nicholas Wade Jr.1,2,3

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Wade, pages 335-337. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 379. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  4. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301, although the source indicated the groom's residence incorrectly as Halifax, Vermont.
  5. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549785, Index and Docket Hed-Lit 1685-1881, Case number 12432; FHL Film# 5507705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550712, Probates 1771-1778, Volume 21, pages 24-25 and FHL Film# 550901 Probates 1805-1818, Volume 40, pages 215-217. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  6. [S1130] Ephraim Leach, Probate (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 12432, Box 107212 on FHL Film# 2426889. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of Ephraim Leach (1771 and 1805 Bridgewater).
  7. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Deaths, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 568.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 322.

Ruth Wade1

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

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 322. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917), Births, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S846] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, page 396.

Christopher Wadsworth1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Christopher Wadsworth1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Christopher Wadsworth1

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

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

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

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

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page164. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 769. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  6. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  7. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  8. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  9. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37.
  10. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 213.
  11. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 228.
  12. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 202.

John Wadsworth1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Joseph Wadsworth1

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

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), pages 164 and 213. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Ruth Wadsworth1

d. 1800
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*Ruth Wadsworth may have been the name of the woman who married Daniel Heaton as reported by a 2nd great grandson of Daniel's in his Sons of the Revolution application based upon Daniel's son David's service. Ruth may have been from Connecticut, but more likely was from New Jersey, and they probably married there. Heaton Families II stated that Daniel married Ruth Wadsworth in Connecticut in 1734, and that she was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on 14 April 1711 to John Wadsworth and Elizabeth Stanley. Well.... it turns out that John and Elizabeth Wadsworth had a daughter Ruth, born on 14 April 1711 in Farmington, Connecticut. However, their Ruth Wadsworth married Elisha Lewis on 18 April 1739 in Farmington, and died on 15 October 1776 in Farmington. Ruth's husband, Elisha Lewis was born on 23 July 1710 in Farmington to Nathaniel and Abigail (Ashley) Lewis, and died in Farmington on 13 May 1769. Both Elisha Lewis and his wife, Ruth (Wadsworth) Lewis were buried in Memento Mori Cemetery, Farmington, Connecticut.

One of the things we've learned as we've improved our genealogical problem solving skills is how tempting it is to jump to the wrong conclusions in our desire to "connect the dots". We're guessing that somewhere along the line of Daniel's descendants, someone stated his wife's name was "Ruth" or even "Ruth Wadsworth", maybe from one of the Wadsworth families of New Jersey. Over time, that "information" has been passed along in the Heaton family, with someone even selecting the Connecticut origins for Ruth we now find published in the Heaton Families II as fact and, sadly, duplicated hundreds of times on websites and other electronic genealogical trees. It's sad because we realize that once the untruth reaches the internet, it never goes away.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,1
Relocation*1770Daniel and his wife Ruth remained in Morris County until the mid 1760s when they joined their sons, first in northern Virginia and then finally about 1770 in that part of Westmoreland County that would, in 1781, become Washington County, and in 1796, Greene County, Pensylvania.10,11
(Wife) Death1796Ruth became a widow when Daniel Heaton died in 1796.2,12
Death*1800She died in 1800 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.10

Family

Daniel Heaton b. 2 Apr 1717, d. 1796
Children1.Daniel Heaton+1 b. 1738, d. 1794
2.Rachel Heaton1 b. 1740, d. 1790
3.David Heaton+1 b. 15 Dec 1742, d. 11 Sep 1839
4.John Heaton1 b. 1745, d. 1831
5.Jonah Heaton+1 b. 1747, d. bt 1812 - 1827
6.Ebenezer Heaton+1 b. 18 Jun 1750, d. 12 Jan 1837
7.Ruth Heaton1 b. 1753, d. 1793
8.Sarah Heaton1 b. 1754, d. 1806

Citations

  1. [S1443] U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 17, 12 April 1890 application of James Heaton Baker, a great grandson of David's. Note: Although some of the information in the application may not be accurate, unless it disagrees with the Heaton II source and our own research, we have accepted it. The application stated that David was the son of Daniel Heaton and Ruth Wadsworth of Connecticut and that Daniel had been a Baptist minister. It stated that Hannah W. (Heaton) Baker, the applicant's mother, was the daughter of James Heaton and Phoebe Johnson and that James Heaton was the son of the applicant's great grandfather David. Hereinafter cited as Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, page 118. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S1232] Connecticut Vital Records to 870 (The Barbour Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Farmington, page 171, referencing Volume LR2, page 97. Hereinafter cited as Connecticut Vital Records (Barbour Collection).
  4. [S1391] R. R. Hinman, compiler, collected from Connecticut state and town records, Catalogue of the names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut : with the time of their arrival in the Colony, and their standing in society, together with their place of residence, as far as can be discovered by the records; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Hartford, Connecticut: printed by E. Gleason, 1846), pages 309-310. Hereinafter cited as First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut.
  5. [S1391] R. R. Hinman, First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut, page 320.
  6. [S1392] Daniel Wadsworth and transcriber George Leon Walker, Diary of Rev. Daniel Wadsworth, Seventh Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Hartford, with notes by the fourteenth pastor, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. Daniel Wadsworth was pastor of the First Church of Christ in Hartford from 28 September 1732 until his death on 12 November 1747. His diary, however, was only begun on 5 May 1737, and ends with his last feeble entry sometime in February 1747, nine months before he died. (Hartford, Connecticut: P:ress of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1894), footnote, page 48. Hereinafter cited as Diary of Rev. Daniel Wadsworth, 1737-1747.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ruth (Wadsworth) Lewis, Memorial# 57100798. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elisha Lewis, Memorial# 77182427.
  9. [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, stating that some of the information on this family was received from a third source. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  10. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 122-123.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 10, page 380.
  12. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs, Generation Three, pages 15-27.

Samuel Wadsworth1

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

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

Family

Abigail Lindall d. 1687

Citations

  1. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lawrence, Massachusetts: Eagle Steam Job Printing Rooms, 1883), page 228. Hereinafter cited as Wadsworth Family in America.
  2. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, pages 164 and 228.
  3. [S1156] Horace Andrew Wadsworth, Wadsworth Family in America, page 164.
  4. [S1157] Communicated by the Reverend George M. Bodge, "Soldiers in King Philip's War No. XVI: Capt. Samuel Wadsworth and the Sudbury Fight", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 40, pages 391-406 (October 1886): page 393. Hereinafter cited as "Samuel Wadsworth and the Sudbury Fight."
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 770. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Settlement, Divisions and Proprietors, pages 25-37. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  7. [S1157] Communicated by the Reverend George M. Bodge, "Samuel Wadsworth and the Sudbury Fight."
  8. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 223.

Sarah Wadsworth1

Marriage*17 September 1646She married John Wilcox on 17 September 1646 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,2

Family

John Wilcox
Child1.Sarah Wilcox+1 b. 3 Oct 1648, d. 3 Feb 1717/18

Citations

  1. [S1394] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Culver and Winthrop", The American Genealogist, Volume 22, pages 107-110 (July 1945). Hereinafter cited as "Culver and Winthrop."
  2. [S550] Connecticut vital records (Jacquelyn L. Ricker), The Ricker compilation of vital records of early Connecticut : based on the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records and other statistical sources, CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Publishing Co., c2006), Available now directly from computers located in the FHL, page 13112, citing Hartford Vital Records, his name spelled "Wilcock". Hereinafter cited as Ricker compilation of Connecticut vital records.

Jane Wager1,2

b. 2 March 1820
Birth*2 March 1820Jane Wager was born on 2 March 1820 in Canada.3,4
Name VariationIt is uncertain whether Jane's maiden name was WAGER or WRIGHT. The John Conger Descendants source noted her name as WAGER, while the Conger Family of America source reported it as WRIGHT.3,5
Marriage*23 June 1838She married Moore Conger on 23 June 1838.6,3

Family

Moore Conger b. 22 May 1819, d. 8 Nov 1890
Child1.Silas Wright Conger+6 b. 28 Jan 1840, d. 10 May 1895

Citations

  1. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, The Conger Family of America, Volumes I and II (Janesville, Iowa 50647: Larry and Maxine Leonard, 1972), Volume I, page 469, reporting surname as "Wager". Hereinafter cited as Conger Family of America.
  2. [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), source noted surname as "Wright". Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  3. [S616] Charles G.B. Conger, Descendant, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, A Record of the Births, Marriages and Deaths of the Descendants of John Conger of Woodbridge, N.J. (Chicago, Illinois: Shea Smith, Descendant, 1903), page 19. Hereinafter cited as John Conger Descendants, BMD.
  4. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, Conger Family of America, Volume I, page 469.
  5. [S133] Maxine Crowell Leonard, Conger Family of America, Volume I, page 469, reporting her surame as "Wager."
  6. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Conger Family Outline."

Anne Wainwright1

b. circa 1804, d. 24 January 1863
Birth*circa 1804Anne Wainwright was born circa 1804.1
Name VariationHer name may have been Ann Wainwright GUNTER.1
Marriage*1836She married Dr. Frederick Fowke, son of Francis Fowke and Mary Lowe, in 1836.1
Death*24 January 1863She died on 24 January 1863 at Wilton House, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England.1

Family

Dr. Frederick Fowke b. 29 Jan 1807, d. 24 Jan 1863

Citations

  1. [S765] The Bell Family at Links - Genealogy, online at http://genealogy.links.org. Compiled by Camilla von Massenbach at e-mail address. Even though the database is a beta version and sourcing is incomplete, hard to find or absent, it provided some confirming information and new clues about the Bell family. Hereinafter cited as Bell Family at Links - Genealogy.

Elizabeth Wainwright1

d. 1756
Marriage*10 November 1698She married Addington Davenport of Boston, son of Eleazer Davenport and Rebecca Addington, on 10 November 1698 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was performed by Isaac Addington, Justice of the Peace, and recorded in Boston.1,2
Death*1756She died in 1756.3

Family

Addington Davenport b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Children1.Addington Davenport+4 b. 16 May 1701, d. 8 Sep 1746
2.John Davenport4 b. 31 May 1702, d. Sep 1702
3.John Davenport+4 b. 21 Nov 1703, d. 27 Nov 1735
4.Elizabeth Davenport+1 b. 20 Dec 1704
5.Rebecca Davenport4 b. 18 May 1707
6.Eleazer Davenport4 b. 21 Nov 1709, d. 28 Jan 1710
7.Eleazer Davenport4 b. 19 May 1712, d. 30 May 1712
8.Lucy Davenport1 b. 11 Jun 1714, d. 17 May 1759

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston Births, Marriages, Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", page 115.
  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 128. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Phebe Waite1,2

Marriage*before 1697She married Samuel Stearns before 1697 in Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Residence*Phebe and Samuel Stearns lived in Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Samuel Stearns
Child1.Rebecca Stearns2,1 b. 15 Apr 1708, d. b 1753

Citations

  1. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historic and Genealogical Register Volumes 106, 107 and 108 (1952-1954): Volume 108, pages 24-25. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 704. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

Rebecca Waite1

b. 1662, d. 1756
Birth*1662Rebecca Waite was born in 1662.1
Marriage*31 March 1681She married Jonathan Tufts, son of Peter Tufts and Mary Pierce, on 31 March 1681 in the part of Medford that would become Malden in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Death*1756She died in 1756.1

Family

Jonathan Tufts b. 1657, d. 1720
Child1.Samuel Tufts2 b. 29 Apr 1697

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 757. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.

John Wakefield Jr.1

Marriage*He married Esther Harbor, daughter of John Harbour Jr. and Jael Thayer.1
Death*He died and his widow remarried.1

Family

Esther Harbor b. 1663

Citations

  1. [S869] Marcus Taft Jones, Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history: descendants of William and Margery Hayward of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1648; earlier of Weymouth. Microfilm of typescript at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island. Hayward genealogy 1648-1690: pages 133-150; FHL Film# 22344, Item 2, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Hayward-Howard genealogy and family history.

Elizabeth Wakeman1

Father*Reverend Samuel Wakeman1
Mother*Hannah Goodyear2
Marriage*She married Albert Dennie.1

Family

Albert Dennie d. b 13 May 1708
Children1.John Dennie+1 b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
2.Grizzel Dennie3 b. 28 Feb 1696/97, d. 10 Jun 1754
3.Margaret Dennie3 b. 30 Apr 1699, d. 1759
4.Annabel Dennie3 b. 30 Nov 1701, d. 1759
5.James Dennie+3 b. 14 Feb 1702/3, d. 1759

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. [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. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.