Richard Davenport1

Residence*circa 1700Richard was from Weymouth and settled in south Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1700.2
Land Records*2 June 1731Richard Davenport of Bridgewater, a yeoman, purchased land in Bridgewater for the sum of £250 from Enoch Leonard of Bridgewater, a husbandman, on 2 June 1731. The property was described as a certain tract of land in Bridgewater, it being a part of the homestead where Enoch then lived and containing by estimation 50 acres, more or less. The boundaries of the land began at a stake on the south side of the brook by the dam, then bounded by the brook as the brook ran about 70 rods to a stake standing by the brook, then running south 58 degrees west 52 rods to the south east corner of a ditch, then running 8 degrees west 42 rods to a white oak stump with stones about it, then south 72 degrees east 82 rods to a stone pitched in the ground, then north 10 degrees east 92 rods to a stake in the swamp, then south 58 degrees east 49 rods to a stake and stones, then north 25 degrees 12 rods to a stake and stones, then south 54 degrees east 15 rods and a half to a stake and stones, then north 16 degrees east 15 rods to a stake and stones, then running north 50 degrees west 79 rods to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch was the true, sole and lawful owner of the premises sold, and was lawfully possessed of it in his own right having received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. The deed was witnessed by Enoch's nephew Ephraim Leonard and Edmond Hobart on 2 June 1731 and recorded in Plymouth County on 24 October 1734.3
Land Records10 November 1732Richard Davenport of Bridgewater, a yeoman, purchased land in Bridgewater for the sum of £40 from William Leonard of Bridgewater, a cordwainer, on 10 November 1732. The property was described as a certain house and about one acre of land around it in Bridgewater, it being a part of the homestead of Enoch Leonard. The boundaries of the sale were described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones, then running south south west 12 rods to a stake and stones being the proper corner bounds of the said Enoch Leonard homestead, and from there north west 15 rods and a half to a stake and a heap of stones, and from there running north north west 12 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there to the bounds first mentioned. The deed was witnessed by William's brother-in-law Michael May and Ephraim Leonard, whose relationship to William, if any, has not been determined, on 10 November 1732, confirmed by William Leonard on 21 February 1732/33 and recorded in Plymouth County on 24 October 1734.4
Court Action*May 1742In the Plymouth County Court Records of May 1742, Richard Davenport of Bridgewater was sued by Enoch Leonard of the County of Essex in the East Jerseys, yeoman.5
(1st Neighbor) Land Records17 April 1744Richard Davenport was described as a neighbor when Enoch Leonard, cordwainer of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail signed a deed agreement on 17 April 1744 to sell land in Bridgewater to Silvanus Blossom, also of Bridgewater and a cordwainer, for the sum of £97. The property was described as a certain piece of land in Bridgewater's South Precinct, being about 20 acres of their homestead. It was bounded as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones, the southerly corner of Richard Davenport's land, from there running southerly about 75 poles to a stake and heap of stones to the highway, then running easterly about 42 poles to the corner post and a heap of stones, then running northerly about 53 poles by Seth Hayward's land to a red oak tree marked on two sides, and from there about 45 poles in a straight line to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch had received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten signed as witnesses and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.6,1

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# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Davenport, page 145. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66A-66B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  4. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66B-67A.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57, citing Plymouth County Court records, Volume 6, page 323.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org.

Catherine David1

Father*Ellis David1,2
Marriage*1714She married Isaac Haines, son of John Haines and Esther Borton, in 1714 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Family

Isaac Haines
Child1.Josiah Haines1,2 b. c 1733, d. 6 Feb 1822

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 224. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), John Haines, pages 576-577. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Ellis David1

Family

Child1.Catherine David+1,2

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 224. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), John Haines, pages 576-577. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Reverend Francis Davidson1

Marriage*1792He married Bridget Potterton, daughter of Henry Potterton and Bridget Coates, about 1792.1

Citations

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

Betty Davis1

Marriage*She married Ebenezer Kinney.1

Family

Ebenezer Kinney
Child1.Sarah Kinney1 b. 3 Oct 1748, d. 19 Sep 1828

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 244-245. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."

Charity Davis1

d. 1731
Father*John Davis2 d. 1720
Mother*Mary ______2
Relationship Note*Charity and Susanna Davis were sisters who married brothers in separate Quaker ceremonies on the same day in the same place.3
Residence*At the time of their marriages they lived in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*11 October 1729Charity married, as his first wife, Thomas Thornbury, son of Edward Thornbrough, on 11 October 1729 at a Birmingham Meeting House, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Their marriage record stated that they had the consent of their parents to marry, however their parents were not named. Members of the couple's families who attended the ceremony and signed the marriage certificate included Walter Thornbury, Edward Thornbury and Elizabeth Thornbury, siblings of the groom, Mary Davis, mother of the bride, Abraham Davis, John Davis Jr., Daniel Davis, Isaac Davis, Ann Davis and Mary Davis, all siblings of the bride.1,2
Death*1731She died around 1731 leaving no surviving children.3,2

Family

Thomas Thornbury b. c 1700, d. 1742

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Byberry Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1698-1783, page 50. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 11. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.

Hannah Davis1

Marriage*She married William Beaumont.1
Residence*Hannah and William Beaumont lived in Newtown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

William Beaumont
Child1.Mary Beaumont1 b. 22 Feb 1766, d. 21 Apr 1828

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 359-360. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

John Davis1

d. 1720
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
Death*1720He died in 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Mary ______
Children1.Susanna Davis2
2.Charity Davis1 d. 1731

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 11. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 12.

Mary Davis1

Marriage*1 October 1705She married first Samuel Reed on 1 October 1705 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1
Marriage*12 November 1730She was widowed and married second, as his first wife, Timothy Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Fobes, on 12 November 1730 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Death*She died, leaving her husband with their two young children.3

Family 1

Samuel Reed
Children1.Mary Reed5 b. 1706
2.Samuel Reed5 b. 1707

Family 2

Timothy Hayward b. 2 May 1700, d. 5 Jun 1750
Children1.Timothy Hayward+6,3 b. 23 Apr 1732
2.Ebenezer Hayward3 b. 17 Mar 1733/34

Citations

  1. [S762] Theodore Chase and Laurel K. Gabel, "Ebenezer Howard: Our Mystery Carver Identified", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 141 (October 1987): page 297. Hereinafter cited as "Ebenezer Howard: Identified."
  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 105. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 177.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Reed, pages 294-295.
  6. [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. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Mary Davis1

Marriage*16 December 1650She married Isaac Heath, son of William Heath and Mary Crampthorne, on 16 December 1650 in Roxbury.1

Family

Isaac Heath b. c 1622, d. 29 Dec 1694
Child1.Isaac Heath1 b. 10 May 1655, d. 22 Dec 1684

Citations

  1. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume II, Heath, pages 250-255. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.

Nancy A. Davis1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*1828She married, as his second wife, Samuel C. Heaton, son of William Heaton and Abigail ______, sometime in 1828 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1
Land Transfer*Sam had been a very wealthy man in Greene County, but lost his fortune when his friends failed to pay their bonds. He and Nancy sold their land in Pennsylvania and moved to Washington County, Ohio.1
(Wife) Death1835Nancy became a widow when Samuel C. Heaton died in 1835.1
Relocation*After her husband's death, Nancy (Davis) Heaton took the children back to Greene County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Samuel C. Heaton b. 1798, d. 1835
Children1.David Heaton1 b. 29 Jul 1829, d. 19 May 1905
2.Abner Heaton1 b. 4 Aug 1831, d. 1898

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 5, page 156. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Rose Davis1

b. circa 1556, d. June 1596
Birth*circa 1556Rose Davis was born circa 1556 in St Peter Parish, London, Cornhill, Middlesex County, England.
Marriage*14 February 1579She married Edward Allerton, son of William Allerton, on 14 February 1579 in St. Dionis Backchurch, London, Middlesex County, England.
Death*June 1596She died in June 1596 in London, England.
Burial*23 June 1596She was buried on 23 June 1596 in London, Middlesex County.

Family

Edward Allerton b. 12 Oct 1553, d. 1590
Child1.Isaac Allerton+ b. c 1586, d. 12 Feb 1659

Citations

  1. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995). Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Susanna Davis1

Father*John Davis2 d. 1720
Mother*Mary ______2
Relationship Note*Susanna and Charity Davis were sisters who married brothers in separate Quaker ceremonies on the same day in the same place.3
Residence*At the time of their marriages they lived in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.4
Marriage11 October 1729Susanna married Robert Thornbury, son of Edward Thornbrough, on 11 October 1729 in Birmingham Meeting House, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Their marriage record stated that they had the consent of their parents to marry, however their parents were not named. Members of the couple's families who attended the ceremony and signed the marriage certificate included Walter Thornbury, Edward Thornbury and Elizabeth Thornbury, siblings of the groom, Mary Davis, mother of the bride, Abraham Davis, John Davis Jr., Daniel Davis, Isaac Davis, Ann Davis and Mary Davis, all siblings of the bride.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Byberry Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1698-1783, page 51. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 12. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Byberry Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1698-1783, page 50.

Mary Dawkes1

b. 1756, d. 19 April 1778
Birth*1756Mary Dawkes was born about 1756.1
Marriage*2 April 1777She married, as his first wife, Thomas Burrowes, son of Thomas Burrowes and Jane Nesbitt, on 2 April 1777 in Ireland.1
Death*19 April 1778She died on 19 April 1778 at age 22.1

Family

Thomas Burrowes b. 1742
Child1.Arnold Burrowes1 b. 2 Feb 1778, d. 27 Sep 1779

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Bethuel Day1

Marriage*He married Pamela Raynor.1
Relocation*Pamela and Bethuel had moved to Washington County from near Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey.1

Family

Pamela Raynor
Child1.Pamelia Day1 b. 30 Jul 1814, d. 26 Sep 1890

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 612-613. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Hannah Day1

Marriage*She married James Denison.1

Family

James Denison
Child1.Minerva Denison+1 b. 29 May 1823, d. 11 May 1856

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."

Israel Day1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*23 May 1739He married Mariah Heaton, daughter of Nathaniel Heaton and Mariah Morse, on 23 May 1739 in Wrentham.1,2

Family

Mariah Heaton b. 12 Nov 1714

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 2, page 12. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 320. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Pamelia Day1

b. 30 July 1814, d. 26 September 1890
Father*Bethuel Day2
Mother*Pamela Raynor2
Birth*30 July 1814Pamelia Day was born on 29 or 30 July 1814 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*She married Harmon Weaver, son of Isaac Weaver and Abigail Price.1,5,6
Death*26 September 1890She died on 26 September 1890 in Knox County, Ohio, at age 761
Burial* and was buried in Centerburg Cemetery, Centerburg, Knox County.1

Family

Harmon Weaver b. 24 May 1808, d. 22 Jan 1892

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Pamelia (Day) Weaver, Memorial# 147860997. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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 612-613. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Pamelia (Day) Weaver, Memorial# 147860997, noting her date of birth as 30 July 1814.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 612-613, noting her date of birth as 29 July 1814.
  5. [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), pages 300-301, her name spelled "Permelia". Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 357-359, her name spelled "Pamela."

Katarina De Key1

Father*Theonis De Key1
Mother*Helena Van Brugh1
Marriage*15 May 1702She married Abraham Wendell, son of Johannes Wendell and Elizabeth Staes, on 15 May 1702 in New York.1

Family

Abraham Wendell b. 27 Dec 1678, d. 28 Sep 1734
Children1.John Wendell1 b. 2 May 1703
2.Elizabeth Wendell+1 b. 20 Aug 1704
3.Sarah Wendell+1 b. 20 Jan 1721, d. 13 Mar 1785

Citations

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

Theonis De Key1

Marriage*He married Helena Van Brugh.1

Citations

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

Philippe de La Noye

b. 7 December 1602, d. before 4 March 1681/82
Biographical Info* The Delano family in America was founded by Philippe Delano (de la Noye), a 19-year-old Huguenot Pilgrim who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 11, 1621 on the ship Fortune. He was born December 7, 1602 in Leiden, the Netherlands, the son of Jean de la Noye (1570-1604) and Marie le Mahieu. The family were Protestant refugees who had fled from persecution in the Spanish Netherlands. Living in Tourcoing in what was then known as French Flanders, the family name of 'de Lannoy' was derived from the small town of Lannoy, east of Lille.

A teenage Philippe Delano became a member of the Leiden Walloon church and joined the congregation established by the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England. Following the emigration to America of church members aboard the Mayflower, the Fortune was the second ship to arrive at the Plymouth Colony with thirty-five new colonists to join the fifty survivors of the Mayflower.

On his arrival, Philippe Delano lived with his uncle, Francis Cooke, and his cousin, John Cooke, who had arrived the previous year aboard the Mayflower. In 1623 Philippe Delano received a land grant in Plymouth but sold this property in 1627 and moved to Duxborough where in 1634 he married Hester Dewsbury (1613-1657). There, Delano prospered and was part of the group of men who organized the construction of highways and bridges around the village.

A volunteer, Philippe Delano served in the Pequot War of 1637. In 1652 he joined with 35 other colonists to purchase what was then called Dartmouth Township from Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag Indians. Philippe gave his portion of the acquisition, amounting to 800 acres (3.2 km), to his son Jonathan Delano who later fought in King Philip's War. Following the death of his wife, Philippe married a second time to Mary Pontus.

Philippe Delano died on August 22, 1681 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. A great many of his offspring would become prominent mariners, whalers, and shipbuilders. The family's success was such that they would become part of a Massachusetts aristocracy, sometimes referred to as one of the Boston Brahmins or one the 'First Families of Boston.'

Over time, family members migrated to different States including Michigan, Maine, New York and as far away as Chile where the descendants of Captain Paul Delano can be found today holding important positions among the aristocracy of that nation. From the New York clan, Sara Delano married James Roosevelt and their only child, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became President of the United States.
Birth*7 December 1602Philippe de La Noye was born on 7 December 1602 in Leyden, South Holland Province, Holland.
(Original Proprietor) Land Grant1656Philip Delano 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. Philip Delano 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.1,2,3,4,5
(Grantor) Land Transfer1660George Soule, Moses Simmons and Philip Delano never moved to Bridgewater and in 1660 sold their proprietor shares to Nicholas Byram who settled there soon after.6
Death*before 4 March 1681/82He died before 4 March 1681/82 in Plymouth Colony.

Family

Child1.Thomas Delano+ b. 21 Mar 1641/42, d. 13 Apr 1723

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.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Byram, pages 127-130.

Abiel Dean1

Marriage*6 August 1761He married Zibiah Field of Raynham, daughter of Zebulon Field and Anne Williams, on 6 August 1761 in Taunton, Bristol County.1,2

Family

Zibiah Field

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 235-238. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Marriages, Volume 2, page 138. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Ebenezer Dean1

b. 17 May 1681, d. 30 October 1766
Father*John Dean2 b. c 1650, d. 13 Dec 1727
Mother*Sarah ______3
Birth*17 May 1681Ebenezer Dean was born on 17 May 1681 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
Marriage*25 November 1706He married first Mary White on 25 November 1706.3
(Husband) Death19 January 1711/12Ebenezer became a widower when Mary (White) Dean died on 19 January 1711/12.3,4
Marriage*He married second Judith Lewis.1,3
Death*30 October 1766He died on 30 October 1766 in Dedham at age 85.3,5

Family 1

Mary White d. 19 Jan 1711/12

Family 2

Judith Lewis b. 6 Jul 1693, d. 2 Feb 1787

Citations

  1. [S621] Edward Franklin Everett, Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Mass, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: privately printed, 1902), Fourth Generation, pages 41-42. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham.
  2. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Not published: typed manuscript, 1957), First Generation, pages 15-16. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham.
  3. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Second Generation, Ebenezer Dean, pages 19-22.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 37. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 103.

Elizabeth Dean1

Marriage*17 December 1718She married John Mackenab, son of James Mackenab and Sarah Roper, on 17 December 1718 in Dedham.1

Family

John Mackenab b. 23 Oct 1678, d. 8 Dec 1751
Children1.Mary Mackenab2 b. 5 Oct 1722
2.Sarah Mackenab3 b. 4 Jan 1724
3.Abigail Mackenab4 b. 2 May 1727

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 43. 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 48.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 51.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 53.

Jeremiah Dean1

b. 24 March 1684/85
Father*John Dean2 b. c 1650, d. 13 Dec 1727
Mother*Sarah ______2
Birth*24 March 1684/85Jeremiah Dean was born on 24 March 1684/85 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Marriage*26 January 1710/11He married Mary Fisher, daughter of Joshua Fisher and Esther Wiswall, on 26 January 1710/11 in Dedham.3
Will*25 March 1747Jeremiah wrote his will dated 25 March 1747 at Dedham.3
Estate11 February 1754Jeremiah Dean was appointed Administrator of the estate of Samuel Everett of Dedham, housewright, on 11 February 1754.1
Probate*20 February 1756His estate was probated on 20 February 1756.3

Family

Mary Fisher b. 24 Jul 1687
Child1.Jeremiah Dean4 b. 13 May 1713

Citations

  1. [S621] Edward Franklin Everett, Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Mass, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: privately printed, 1902), Fourth Generation, page 51. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham.
  2. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Not published: typed manuscript, 1957), First Generation, pages 15-16. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham.
  3. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Second Generation, Jeremiah Dean, pages 23-25.
  4. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Third Generation, Jeremiah Dean II, pages 35-37.

Jeremiah Dean1

b. 13 May 1713
Father*Jeremiah Dean1 b. 24 Mar 1684/85
Mother*Mary Fisher1 b. 24 Jul 1687
Birth*13 May 1713Jeremiah Dean was born on 13 May 1713 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*13 May 1741He married first Mary Fisher, daughter of Jeremiah Fisher and Deborah Richards, on 13 May 1741 in Dedham.2,3
(Husband) Death6 August 1747Jeremiah became a widower when Mary (Fisher) Dean died on 6 August 1747.2,4

Family

Mary Fisher b. 13 May 1717, d. 6 Aug 1747

Citations

  1. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Not published: typed manuscript, 1957), Third Generation, Jeremiah Dean II, pages 35-37. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham.
  2. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 63-64. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 & 2, page 68. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 & 2, page 76.

John Dean1

b. circa 1650, d. 13 December 1727
Birth*circa 1650John Dean was born circa 1650.1
Residence*3 December 1672John was first mentioned in the records of Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), on 3 December 1672.1
Marriage*He married Sarah ______.1
Occupation*John was a carpenter and husbandman.1
Death*13 December 1727He died on 13 December 1727 in Dedham.1

Family

Sarah ______
Children1.Ebenezer Dean+1 b. 17 May 1681, d. 30 Oct 1766
2.Jeremiah Dean+1 b. 24 Mar 1684/85

Citations

  1. [S1346] Marion Deane Cooper, Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Not published: typed manuscript, 1957), First Generation, pages 15-16. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Dean (1650-1727) of Dedham.

Joshua Dean1

Marriage*13 February 1745/46He married Mary Mackenab, daughter of John Mackenab and Elizabeth Dean, on 13 February 1745/46 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Reverend Mr. Samuel Dexter.1

Family

Mary Mackenab b. 5 Oct 1722

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 74. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mary Dean1,2

d. November 1814
Father*William Dean2
Marriage*20 October 1766She married Timothy Fobes of Bridgewater, son of William Fobes and Thankful Dwelly, on 20 October 1766 in Norton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
(Wife) Death20 October 1803Mary became a widow when Timothy Fobes died on 20 October 1803.2,4
Death*November 1814She died in November 1814 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2,5

Family

Timothy Fobes b. 1 May 1740, d. 20 Oct 1803
Child1.Avery Fobes2,1,6 b. 22 Jan 1770, d. 16 May 1845

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Fobes, pages 162-166. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 136. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 472.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 471.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 113.

Sarah Dean1

Marriage*She married Jonathan Howard, son of John Howard and Martha Hayward.1

Family

Jonathan Howard
Children1.Dr. Abiel Howard+1 b. 1704
2.Sarah Howard+1 b. 28 Oct 1707, d. 27 Aug 1763

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), Howard, pages 197-207. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.