Nathaniel Brett1

b. 3 November 1704
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*3 November 1704Nathaniel Brett was born on 3 November 1704 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Lands Committee) Land Recordsbetween August 1748 and July 1751Josiah Snell Jr., Joshua Willis and Nathaniel Brett served on the town's Purchasers Committee between August 1748 and July 1751 when they first renewed the bounds of John Bolton's land at Robbins Pond, and then laid out to him three different ten acre land grants within the eight mile grant of the township of Bridgewater.3,4,5,6

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), Brett, pages 120-123. 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 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 2, page 214.
  4. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 2, pages 214-215.
  5. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 2, page 215.
  6. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 2, pages 215-216.

Nathaniel Brett1,2

(Appraiser) Inventory12 April 1722The Inventory of the estate of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, was appraised and completed by Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field on 12 April 1722. They appeared before Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, on 7 May and made an oath to its accuracy according to their best judgment. Administrators John Bolton Jr. and Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton appeared before Judge Isaac Winslow to approve the submitted inventory, making their oath that it was a true and perfect inventory as far as it came to their knowledge and when more should appear, they would give it to the Judge, and the document was filed with the court on 7 May 1722.

The value of his housing and about 53 acres of land being part of two 50 acre lots was appraised at £340; 4 oxen, 3 cows, 1 heifer, 1 mare and 5 swine were valued at £43, 18s; his farming tools at £13, 1s, 6p, 1 feather bed, bedstead and covering at £7, 5s, wooden vessels and lumber at £4, 7s, Indian Corn at £4, household furniture at £2, iron vessels and utensils about the fire at £2, 10s, a warming iron, glass and earthen vessels at 16s, pewter platters and plates at £1, 18s, a bag of cotton wool, cards and table linen at £1, 6s, 2 pounds of woolen yarn and 1 meal bag at 8s, books appraised at £2, 3s, and his wearing apparel at £4, 11s, 6p.1,2
(Lands Committee) Estate and Land5 April 1723A special committee of five good and sufficient freeholders, Josiah Edson Esq., Nathaniel Hayward, Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field, was appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow to determine the fair distribution of real estate that John Bolton died seized of in the County of Plymouth. Their task was completed on 5 April 1723 and included setting off the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton's Dower or Thirds of housing or lands, and also setting off an equitable portion or share of land for each of the deceased's children, John Bolton Jr., Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Mary Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.2,1

Citations

  1. [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# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  2. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. 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 John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).

Sarah Brett1

b. 28 January 1694/95, d. 28 December 1774
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*28 January 1694/95Sarah Brett was born on 28 January 1694/95 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*28 December 1774She died on 28 December 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 79.1,3

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), Brett, pages 120-123. 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 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 441, referencing P.R.102 and citing a private record from a notebook of Timothy Fobes of Bridgewater now in the possession of Henry D. Forbes of Boston and printed in Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Volume 2, Number 10 with the notation "Sary Britt 'a 80."

Seth Brett1

b. 24 February 1687/88
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*24 February 1687/88Seth Brett was born on 24 February 1687/88 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2

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), Brett, pages 120-123. 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 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

William Brett1

Father*Elder William Brett2 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Cary, daughter of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey, and the couple had only one child, a daughter Bethia.2
Biographical Info*William Brett was a respectable man and a Deacon.2
Residence*He lived within the limits of East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Will*1713He left a will dated in 1713.2
(Lands Committee) Land Records2 July 1720Josiah Edson, William Brett and Josiah Snell served on the Purchasers Committee for the township of Bridgewater on 2 July 1720 when they recorded their settlement of the bounds between John Bolton Jr. and his neighbor John Willis in the town's Purchasers Book.3

Family

Elizabeth Cary
Child1.Bethia Brett+1 d. 1745

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. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 282.

William Brett1

b. 26 April 1702
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*26 April 1702William Brett was born on 26 April 1702 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*15 May 1732He married Bethiah Kinsley, daughter of Samuel Kinsley and Mary Washburn, on 15 May 1732 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4

Family

Bethiah Kinsley b. c 1707

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), Brett, pages 120-123. 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 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Kinsley, pages 229-230.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 225.

Elder William Brett1

d. 1681
Marriage*He married Margaret ______.2
Biographical Info*Elder William Brett was probably from Kent, England and was in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in 1645. He was one of the original proprietors and settlers in what became West Bridgewater. He was an Elder of the Church, a leading man both in the Church and in the Town and was often a Representative to the Old Colony Court. He often preached when the Reverend James Keith was ill or otherwise unavailable.2
Death*1681He died in 1681.2

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. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.

David Brewster1

b. 1924
Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*1924David Brewster was born about 1924 in Massachusetts.1,2
(Son) Census 193010 April 1930David appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Edward (Teddy) Brewster1

b. between 1925 and 1926
Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*between 1925 and 1926Edward (Teddy) Brewster was born between 1925 and 1926 in Massachusetts.1,2
Name VariationHe was called Teddy.1
(Son) Census 193010 April 1930Edward appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Fear Brewster1

d. before 12 December 1634
Christening1591Fear Brewster was christened in 1591 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England.
Immigration*circa 10 July 1623Fear came to America circa 10 July 1623, arriving at Plymouth on the ship Anne.2,3
Marriage*25 February 1626She married, as his second wife, Isaac Allerton, son of Edward Allerton and Rose Davis, on 25 February 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).4,5
Death*before 12 December 1634She died of smallpox before 12 December 1634 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.4,5,6

Family

Isaac Allerton b. c 1586, d. 12 Feb 1659
Child1.Isaac Allerton b. 22 May 1627, d. 25 Oct 1702

Citations

  1. [S415] Compiled by Sholom Simon, online at www.rootsweb.com, WorldConnect Project, various authors and contributors (compiler email: e-mail address), downloaded 09 November 2007 from information last updated on 01 Nov 2007. Some of the information provided for this individual was obtained from a website whose compiler has stated that although he tries to ensure that the information is accurate, there is no guarantee that certain errors and omissions will not have occurred. His collection is a work in progress and contains almost 50,000 people. Much of his information has been contributed to him by other researchers and even much of that appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Descendants of Richard Warren database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed.
  2. [S396] General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mayflower Quarterly (Boston, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1959-), Volume 54, number 4. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Quarterly.
  3. [S373] John T. Landis, Mayflower descendants and their marriages for two generations after the landing: including a short history of the church of the pilgrim founders of New England (Baltimore, Maryland: Southern Book Company, 1956). Hereinafter cited as Mayflower descendants and their marriages.
  4. [S397] George F. Willison, Saints and Strangers: being the lives of the Pilgrim Fathers and their families, with their friends and foes; and an account of their posthumous wanderings in limbo, their final resurrection and rise to glory, and the strange pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock (New York, New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1945). Hereinafter cited as Saints and Strangers.
  5. [S296] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register, volumes 1-4 (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862). Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers.
  6. [S420] Compiled by Barbara Lambert Merrick, William Brewster of the Mayflower: and His Descendants for Four Generations (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c 2000), Volume 12. Hereinafter cited as William Brewster of the Mayflower.

John Desmore Brewster1

b. 1892
Birth*1892John Desmore Brewster was born about 1892 in Vermont.2
World War I*He served in the first World War.2
Marriage*1918He married Ethelin Weston Conger, daughter of Arthur Willis Conger and Ella Chase, about 1918.1,2
Census 1930*10 April 1930Ethelin and John Brewster appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 on Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. John was 38 years of age and worked as a superintendent at a lace mill, and Ethelin was 42 years of age. They had been married about 12 years, rented their home and owned a radio. Three children, all of whom had attended school within the last year, resided with their parents in 1930. John Jr. was 9, David 6 and Edward 4. Also living in the household was 21-year-old servant, Mabel Montross.2

Family

Ethelin Weston Conger b. 4 Oct 1887
Children1.John Desmore Brewster Jr.1 b. 1921
2.David Brewster1 b. 1924
3.Edward (Teddy) Brewster1 b. bt 1925 - 1926
4.Lucy Francis Brewster1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

John Desmore Brewster Jr.1

b. 1921
Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*1921John Desmore Brewster Jr. was born about 1921 in Massachusetts.1,2
(Son) Census 193010 April 1930John appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Lucy Francis Brewster1

Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*She was probably born in Illinois or Massachusetts1
Death* and died of whooping cough in her first year.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

John Briant1

Family

Child1.Mary Briant+1 d. 1789

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 471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Mary Briant1

d. 1789
Father*John Briant1
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Timothy Ross.1
Death*1789She died in 1789.1

Family

Timothy Ross b. 20 Mar 1765, d. 15 Oct 1851
Child1.John Ross+2,3 b. 19 Mar 1787, d. 4 Aug 1873

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 471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 285, although noting his mother as Rachel Wolverton, his father's second wife.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Colonel John Ross, Memorial# 100575984, although noting his mother as Rachel Wolverton, his father's second wife, and reporting The Tenmile Country as the source of the information. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Ruth Briant1

Marriage*She married Jonah Bisbee.

Family

Jonah Bisbee
Child1.Hannah Bisbee1 d. 29 Apr 1762

Citations

  1. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "The Original Church Records of Gad Hitchcock, D.D., 1748 to 1803: Deaths", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 136 (January 1982): page 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."

Edward Bridge1

Residence*He was described as of Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*He married Mary Brooks.2

Family

Mary Brooks
Child1.Mary Bridge1 b. 18 Nov 1637, d. 13 Apr 1718

Citations

  1. [S1246] Frederick Lewis Gay, "John Gay, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 33, pages 45-57 (January 1879). Hereinafter cited as "John Gay of Dedham, Massachusetts."
  2. [S1248] Eklon Wilson Gay and Christopher Challender Child, "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 164, pages 114-120 (April 2010). This thoroughly researched and completely sourced article is excellent as it examines and proves that Joanna Hooker was the wife of both John Borden and John Gay. Hereinafter cited as "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay."

Elizabeth Bridge1,2

Marriage*17 January 1677She married first, as his second wife, Benjamin Garfield on 17 January 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
(Wife) Death28 November 1717Elizabeth became a widow when Captain Benjamin Garfield died on 28 November 1717.4,3
Marriage15 October 1720She married second, as his second wife, Daniel Herrington, son of Robert Herrington and Susanna George, on 15 October 1720 in Watertown, Middlesex County. Both were of Watertown and were married there by Mr. Henry Gibbs.5

Family

Benjamin Garfield b. 1643, d. 28 Nov 1717

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Births, Marriages and Deaths, Volume 2, page 61. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 294. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 294, his surname spelled "Garfield."
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Births, Marriages, Deaths, Volume 2, page 62, his surname recorded as "Gearfield."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Births, Marriages and Deaths, Volume 2, page 61, her previous marriage surname spelled "Gearfield."

Mary Bridge1,2

b. 18 November 1637, d. 13 April 1718
Father*Edward Bridge3
Mother*Mary Brooks4
Birth*18 November 1637Mary Bridge was born on 18 November 1637 in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.4
Marriage*23 November 1661She married Samuel Gay, son of John Gay and Joanna Hooker, on 23 November 1661 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Death*13 April 1718She died on 13 April 1718 in Dedham, two days before her husband's death. The record of their deaths stated the two were aged 80 years and had lived in a married condition together for 56 years.1

Family

Samuel Gay b. 10 Mar 1639, d. 15 Apr 1718

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 44. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 127.
  3. [S1246] Frederick Lewis Gay, "John Gay, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 33, pages 45-57 (January 1879). Hereinafter cited as "John Gay of Dedham, Massachusetts."
  4. [S1248] Eklon Wilson Gay and Christopher Challender Child, "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 164, pages 114-120 (April 2010). This thoroughly researched and completely sourced article is excellent as it examines and proves that Joanna Hooker was the wife of both John Borden and John Gay. Hereinafter cited as "Joanna Hooker, wife of John Borden and John Gay."

Early Settlement of Bridgewater Township1

Land Grant*1656John Willis, Solomon Leonard, Francis West, John Ames, John Howard, Thomas Hayward, Philip Delano, George Soule, Moses Simmons, John Alden, Christopher Wadsworth and James Lindall were 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.

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.1,2,3,4,5

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). Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.

Clement Briggs1

Marriage*3 November 1697He married Elizabeth Field of Bridgewater, daughter of John Field and Elizabeth Everden, on 3 November 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). He lived in North Purchase.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Field b. 17 Nov 1673

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 121-123. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  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 2, page 129. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

James Briggs Jr.1

Marriage*24 December 1714He married Hannah Bailey, daughter of John Bailey Sr. and Sarah White, on 24 December 1714 in the First Parish Church, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Hannah Bailey b. Jan 1687/88

Citations

  1. [S856] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1831, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, 1831), John Bailey, pages 213-215. Hereinafter cited as History of Scituate, Massachusetts to 1831.
  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 II, Marriages, page 27, her surname spelled "Bayle" 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.

Mary Briggs1

Marriage*26 March 1678She married, as his second wife, Daniel Moor of Hankelow on 26 March 1678 in Cheshire, England.1

Family

Daniel Moor

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), , pages 55-57. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Miriam Briggs1

Marriage*18 May 1758She married Solomon Ripley, son of Christopher Ripley and Sarah Howard, on 18 May 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Solomon Ripley b. 30 Nov 1737
Child1.Deborah Ripley1 b. 20 Jan 1779

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), Ripley, pages 298-299. 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 325. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Perez Briggs1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth White.1
Residence*Perez and Elizabeth Briggs were from Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut.1

Family

Elizabeth White
Child1.Ruth Briggs+1 b. 7 Jun 1777, d. 30 May 1843

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."

Rachel Briggs

d. 6 December 1828
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage Intention31 August 1811An intention of marriage between Rachel Briggs and John Bolton was communicated by Joseph Bro.....(can't read) and recorded on 31 August 1811 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.1,2,3
Marriage*after 31 August 1811Rachel married John Bolton Jr., son of John Bolton and Tryphena Hathaway, on after 31 August 1811 in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts.3,4,5
Land Transfer*16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.6
Land Transfer14 February 1824John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 14 February 1824 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Jacob Phillips Jr. of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $150. The deed was recorded on 15 Feb 1825 and described the lot or parcel of land situated in Berkley as follows: Bounded Easterly on the road leading from Thomas Briggs to Taunton, Northerly on land owned by Tamerlane Burt, Westerly on land owned by Tamerlane and Thomas J. Burt and Southwesterly land owned by Thomas Briggs and containing about ten acres _____________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 14 Feb 1824 with Polly French and Levi French as witnesses.7
Death*6 December 1828Rachel Bolton, wife of John, died on 6 December 1828 in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts.8
Death7 December 1828Her death, or possibly her burial, describing her as the widow of John, was recorded as 7 December 1828 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.9

Family

John Bolton b. 19 Apr 1788, d. 1828
Children1.Enos Bolton+10 b. 4 May 1821
2.Elizabeth Bolton8 d. 16 Dec 1828

Citations

  1. [S598] Freetown (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Freetown Town Hall, 3 N. Main Street, Assonet, Massachusetts, Intentions, Book 3, page 39, No. 14.
  2. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, compiler, Vital records of the town of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1686 through 1890 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1988), pages 160 and 177. Hereinafter cited as Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890.
  3. [S337] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.
  4. [S475] Helen Gurney Thomas, Freetown Massachusetts Vital Records, 1686-1890, records listed alphabetically under both Grooms and Brides.
  5. [S476] Harlos Bolton, Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records, 1690-1881 film number 558134, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County probate records, 1690-1881.
  6. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  7. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 117, pages 69-70; on microfilm volume 117 for 1825.
  8. [S600] Berkley (Massachusetts) Vital Records, Town Clerk's record books, Berkley Town Clerk, 1 North Main Street, Berkley, Massachusetts, Deaths, Book A, V B4 55T.
  9. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  10. [S603] Benjamin Shurtleff, compiler, Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, Massachusetts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Revere, Massachusetts: Benjamin Shurtleff, 1912), Volume I, The Seventh Generation, page 483. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Shurtleff of Massachusetts.

Ruth Briggs1

b. 7 June 1777, d. 30 May 1843
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Perez Briggs1
Mother*Elizabeth White1
Birth*7 June 1777Ruth Briggs was born on 7 June 1777.1
(Daughter) ResidenceHer parents were from Voluntown, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*She married Lemuel Bolton, son of William Bolton.1
Death*30 May 1843She died on 30 May 1843 at age 65.1

Family

Lemuel Bolton b. 4 May 1778, d. 12 Mar 1844
Child1.Perez Bolton+1 b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 Dec 1898

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."

Thomas Briggs

(Neighbor) Land Transfer22 December 1818John Bolton, a mariner of Berkley, purchased land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, from Abiathar Phillips, a _____________ of Berkley, for the sum of $350. The deed was dated and signed on 22 December 1818, and recorded on 23 Dec 1818. It described the tract of land lying in Berkley bounded as follows: Beginning at the Southerly and Easterly corner of the land that Jacob Phillips bought of the heirs of Ralph Phillips, thence Westerly by Thomas Briggs line until it comes to a creek, thence the same _____________ on land owned by the heirs of Simon Burt until it comes to another creek, thence on that creek Northerly until it comes to land owned by the heirs of Stephen Burt, thence Easterly by land owned by those heirs until it comes to land set off to Deborah Phillips for her thirds of Ralph Phillips Estate, thence South, or by the same line, of those thirds to the first mentioned boundary, containing fourteen acres, be it the same more or less ____________Also two-thirds of a seven acre lot, or thereabouts, adjoining the above described to the Eastward, extending to the road, being undivided with the heirs of Ralph Phillips deceased, and set off to Deborah Phillips as her Dower. Abiathar Phillips, with this deed agreement, conveyed all his right and title to the Ralph Phillips Estate. The deed agreement further stated that Abiathar's wife, Silvia Phillips, quit her right of Dower on the above described premises. It was signed by Abiathar Phillips and Silvia Phillips with Asa Danforth and John Danforth as witnesses.1
(Neighbor) Land Transfer16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.2
(Neighbor) Land Transfer14 February 1824John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 14 February 1824 to sell land in Berkley, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Jacob Phillips Jr. of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $150. The deed was recorded on 15 Feb 1825 and described the lot or parcel of land situated in Berkley as follows: Bounded Easterly on the road leading from Thomas Briggs to Taunton, Northerly on land owned by Tamerlane Burt, Westerly on land owned by Tamerlane and Thomas J. Burt and Southwesterly land owned by Thomas Briggs and containing about ten acres _____________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 14 Feb 1824 with Polly French and Levi French as witnesses.3

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 105, page 396; on microfilm volumes 104-105 for 1817-1818, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  2. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824.
  3. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), volume 117, pages 69-70; on microfilm volume 117 for 1825.

Asa Brigham1

b. 2 December 1721
Father*David Brigham1,2 b. 12 Apr 1678, d. 26 Jun 1750
Mother*Mary Leonard1 b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Birth*2 December 1721Asa Brigham was born on 2 December 1721 in Westborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3
Baptism22 April 1722 and was baptized on 22 April 1722 in Marlborough.2
(5th Son) Land Records14 November 1742Asa's father, on 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson whose father John Brigham had received his gift of land earlier. Asa, a husbandman of Westborough, received 70 acres in Shrewsbury.1
(Son) Will14 June 1748Asa's father wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough and naming his wife Mary, sons Jonas, John, Silas, Levi and Asa, daughter Deborah Brigham and stepson Edward Newton. Jonas was named Executor and the will was proved on 22 August 1750.4,5

Citations

  1. [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# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 36. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, stating he was born in "Westboro."
  4. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  5. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.

David Brigham1

b. 12 April 1678, d. 26 June 1750
Father*Thomas Brigham1,2 b. c 1640, d. 25 Nov 1717
Mother*Mary Rice1 b. 19 Sep 1646
Birth*12 April 1678David Brigham was born on 12 April 1678 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3
Marriage*He married first Deborah ______.1,3
(Husband) Death11 October 1708David became a widower when Deborah (__?__) Brigham died on 11 October 1708.4,3
Marriage*21 October 1709He married second, as her second husband, Mary (Leonard) Newton, daughter of Samuel Leonard and Abigail Wood, on 21 October 1709 in Marlborough.1,5,6
Land Records*13 September 1726 On 13 September 1726 David Brigham of Westborough sold land in Shrewsbury to Edward Newton of Shrewsbury.1
Occupation*1726David was identified as a yeoman in Westborough when he sold land to his stepson in 1726.1
Land Records*14 November 1742 On 14 November 1742, stating he was a yeoman of Marlborough, David Brigham gave land to each of his younger children, excepting Jonas who would receive his gift a few years later, and to a grandson. His son Levi Brigham received land in Marlborough; he gave land to his daughter Deborah Brigham; he gave land that had once belonged to his father to his grandson John Brigham, son of his son John Brigham who had received his gift of land earlier; his son Asa Brigham of Marlborough, husbandman, received 70 acres in Shrewsbury; and to his son Silas Brigham of Marlborough, husbandman, he gave land in Marlborough.1
Land Records27 May 1743Then, lastly, David gave his son Jonas one half of his homestead, including dwellings in Westborough on 27 May 1743.7,8
Fire*David and Mary's house, with much of its contents, was burned during their old age and, after the fire, their son Jonas Brigham supplied them with much of their needs.3
Will*14 June 1748David wrote his will on 14 June 1748 stating he was a yeoman of Westborough. In it he ratified deeds of farms and land which he had previously given to all of his surviving children, and bequeathed to Mary, his dearly beloved wife, the west lower room in his house, as much room in the west chamber and cellar as she might desire, and the use of all in-door movables which, after her death, those that were properly his, were to be equally divided among his children and his stepson Edward Newton. He clarified his meaning by stating that after the burning of their house their son Jonas had purchased for them many items needed for housekeeping, and after his mother's decease, on the strength of his word, were to be first returned to him. Jonas was also named as his sole Executor and had already promised to provide for his mother during her lifetime. David's will bequeathed to Jonas, in addition to the portion of his farm David had previously deeded to him and the items to be divided among all the children, a 14 acre town right, so called, originally belonging in Marlborough and being of the right of Benjamin Rice, a descendant of David's great-grandfather Edmund Rice, from whom his father Thomas Brigham had purchased a 24 acre town right in 1665 and that David had likely inherited. Also to Jonas, he bequeathed almost all of the cows and horses, tools and various other items needed to manage the house and farm, the remaining half of which, the will implied, would become his after his father's death.3,9
(Husband) Death1 December 1748David became a widower for the second time when Mary (Leonard) Newton Brigham died on 1 December 1748.1,10,11
Death*26 June 1750He died on 26 June 1750 in Westborough at age 72.12,10,3

Family 1

Deborah ______ d. 11 Oct 1708
Children1.John Brigham+1,13,3 b. 22 Apr 1704, d. 20 Jul 1767
2.David Brigham1,2 b. 1705
3.David Brigham Jr.1 b. 30 Sep 1708, d. 29 Nov 1741

Family 2

Mary Leonard b. c 1680, d. 1 Dec 1748
Children1.Silas Brigham1,14 b. 9 Aug 1710
2.Jemima Brigham1,13 b. 24 Aug 1712, d. b 14 Mar 1737
3.Deborah Brigham1,15 b. 17 Sep 1714
4.Levi Brigham1,16 b. 21 Aug 1716
5.Jonas Brigham1,17 b. 25 Feb 1718
6.Asa Brigham1,18 b. 2 Dec 1721

Citations

  1. [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# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 86-87 and 105. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 347.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Marriages, Volume 1, page 229.
  6. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105, noting their marriage date as 21 August 1709.
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, noting the date incorrectly as 27 May 1753.
  8. [S1224] Worcester County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds, Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866) and index to deeds (1731-1889) --, 1722-1889. Digitized copies of microfilm copies of original records in the Worcester County courthouse, Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Deeds 1744-1746, Volume 19, pages 73-75, image numbers 55-56 of 598; digitized from 408 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County (Mass.) deeds (1722-1866).
  9. [S1223] Massachusetts Probate Court (Worcester County), Massachusetts, Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881. Digital images of originals housed at the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, Massachusetts: Case# 7264, David Brigham, image numbers 409-420 of 1281 from Case no 7240-7325, Brigham, Benajah-Brigham, Helen A, 1731-1881, film# 100053059; originally available on 523 microfilms and fiche, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Worcester County, probate files, 1731-1881.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Westborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 231.
  11. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 86-87 and 105, reporting her death date as 1 December 1741.
  12. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 54, Mary Leonard, pages 55-56, noting his date of death as 29 November 1741 which was the date his son David Jr. died.
  13. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 40.
  14. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 45.
  15. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 37.
  16. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41, his given name spelled "Leuy."
  17. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 41.
  18. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Marlborough Births, Volume 1, page 36.