Colonel Josiah Edson1

b. 24 January 1708/9
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Captain Josiah Edson1 b. 1682, d. 16 Jan 1762
Mother*Sarah Packard1 b. 19 Aug 1682
Birth*24 January 1708/9Colonel Josiah Edson was born on 24 January 1708/9 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*13 September 1737He married Ruth Bailey of Scituate, daughter of Joseph Bailey and Jershua Pierce, on 13 September 1737 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,1,5

Family

Ruth Bailey b. 4 Dec 1709

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), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, with date of birth stated as 24 Jan 1709.
  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), Births, Volume I, page 103. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [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.
  5. [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 17, her surname spelled "Baily". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Josiah Edson Esq.1

b. 1651, d. 4 October 1734
Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Birth*1651Josiah Edson was born in 1651, as calculated from his age at death in 1734.1
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Hayward, daughter of Nathaniel Hayward and Hannah Willis.1
(Lands Committee) Land Records22 December 1702Josiah was identified as Captain Josiah Edson when he served on a committee chosen by the Purchasers of Bridgewater to resolve the bounds between the houses of John Bolton in Bridgewater and his neighbor Israel Alger. Josiah's nephew, who would have been only about 20 years old, was later known as Captain Josiah Edson. It is believed more likely that the uncle Josiah Edson served on the committee and that "Captain" was either an honorary title or an error. On 22 December 1702 the committee, consisting of Josiah Edson, Samuel Allen Sr. and Edward Fobes, measured the land by the box rule measure and set up bounds between the neighbors. At the northeasterly end was a black oak marked on four sides, and about in the middle of the length, a stake and stones, and at the southwesterly end, near the river, a stake and stones. Israel Alger had already cleared about one acre of swamp woods that was going to fall within John Bolton's land, so the committee agreed that Israel Alger should have the grass on it for four years more from the above date.2
(Justice) 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.3,4
(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.4,3
(Justice) Land Transfer1 May 1734Thomas Willis and Susanna Willis witnessed the signature of Nathaniel Bolton, husbandman, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 1 May 1734 in his sale of land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to David Leach, husbandman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, verified that Nathaniel Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed on 20 August 1734, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.5
Death*4 October 1734He died on 4 October 1734 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), in his 84th year.1,6

Family

Elizabeth Hayward b. 1650, d. 1734

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), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 283.
  3. [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.
  4. [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).
  5. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.
  6. [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), Deaths, Volume II, page 466. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Mary Edson1

Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Marriage*1676She married Nicholas Byram, son of Nicholas Byram and Susanna Shaw, in 1676 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2

Family

Captain Nicholas Byram
Children1.Mary Byram+2 b. 1690
2.Nicholas Byram2 b. 1711

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), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Byram, pages 127-130.

Nathaniel Edson1

b. 5 May 1728
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Samuel Edson1 b. 28 Aug 1687, d. 7 Jan 1749/50
Mother*Mehitabel Brett1 b. 12 Aug 1692, d. 20 Feb 1736
Birth*5 May 1728Nathaniel Edson was born on 5 May 1728 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).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), Edson, pages 153-160. 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 105. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Robert Edson1,2

Marriage*6 June 1782He married Molly Hayward, daughter of Josiah Hayward and Mary Dunham, on 6 June 1782 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2

Family

Molly Hayward

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Samuel Edson1

d. 10 April 1719
Father*Deacon Samuel Edson2 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt2 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Marriage*He married Susanna Byram, daughter of Nicholas Byram and Susanna Shaw.3
Death*10 April 1719He died on 10 April 1719 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4

Family

Susanna Byram b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Children1.Susanna Edson+1 b. 15 Jan 1678/79
2.Elizabeth Edson+2 b. 19 Aug 1684, d. 19 Jun 1716
3.Samuel Edson+2 b. 14 Jan 1689/90, d. 1771

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, Edson, pages 153-160.
  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), Births, Volume I, page 107; Susanna Edson was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna. 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 465.

Samuel Edson1

b. 28 August 1687, d. 7 January 1749/50
Father*Joseph Edson1 d. b 1712
Mother*Experience ______1
Birth*28 August 1687Samuel Edson was born on 28 August 1687 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*30 March 1721He married Mehitabel Brett, daughter of Nathaniel Brett and Sarah Hayward, on 30 March 1721 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4
Residence*They lived at East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5
(Husband) Death20 February 1736Samuel became a widower when Mehitabel (Brett) Edson died on 20 February 1736.1,6
Marriage*1 March 1737/38He married second Mehitabel Hayward, daughter of Joseph Hayward and Mehitabel Dunham, on 1 March 1737/38 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5,7
Death*7 January 1749/50He died on 7 January 1749/50 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 62.8,9

Family 1

Mehitabel Brett b. 12 Aug 1692, d. 20 Feb 1736
Children1.Samuel Edson1 b. 2 Feb 1721/22, d. 25 Feb 1801
2.Nathaniel Edson1 b. 5 May 1728

Family 2

Mehitabel Hayward b. 17 May 1701, d. 28 Feb 1776

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. 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 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 126.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 174.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, with year of death noted as 1750.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465, with date of death recorded as Jan. 7, 1749.

Samuel Edson1

b. 2 February 1721/22, d. 25 February 1801
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Samuel Edson1 b. 28 Aug 1687, d. 7 Jan 1749/50
Mother*Mehitabel Brett1 b. 12 Aug 1692, d. 20 Feb 1736
Birth*2 February 1721/22Samuel Edson was born on 2 February 1721/22 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*25 February 1801He died a bachelor on 25 February 1801 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 79. His gravestone marker, however, said he died in his 87th year.3,4

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), Edson, pages 153-160. 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 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, with year of death noted as 1800.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465, referencing G.R.10 and citing a gravestone record from Trinity Church Graveyard, "in his 87th year" with his date of death recorded as Feb. 25, 1801.

Samuel Edson1

b. 14 January 1689/90, d. 1771
Father*Samuel Edson1 d. 10 Apr 1719
Mother*Susanna Byram1 b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Birth*14 January 1689/90Samuel Edson was born on 14 January 1689/90 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
(Purchase Right Grantee) Land Grant29 May 1751When ten acres of land within the eight mile grant of the township of Bridgewater, and joining to his other land at Robbins Pond, was laid out to John Bolton on 29 May 1751, the land was laid out upon the purchase right of Samuel Edson from the ten acre grant made on 17 April 1749.3
(Husband) Death1770Samuel became a widower when Mary Edson died in 1770.1
Death*1771He died in 1771.1

Family

Mary ______ d. 1770
Children1.Susanna Edson+1 b. 14 Dec 1708
2.Ebenezer Edson1 b. 7 Dec 1727

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), Edson, pages 153-160. 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 106. 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, pages 215-216.

Deacon Samuel Edson1

b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Birth*1611/12Samuel Edson was born in 1611/12.1
Marriage*He married Susanna Orcutt, daughter of William Ochar.1
(Added Proprietor) Land Grant1656Samuel Edson was one of two men added later to the initial list of fifty-four original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). The original list of men, most if not all from Duxbury, included John Willis, Solomon Leonard, Francis West, John Ames, John Howard, Thomas Hayward, Philip Delano, George Soule, Moses Simmons, John Alden, Christopher Wadsworth and James Lindall and was approved in 1645. When the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 the two new proprietors had been added and there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Samuel Edson was probably granted his later proprietor's share in exchange for building the first mill in the town. He had come to Bridgewater from Salem, in Essex County.

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.2,3,4,5,6
Relationship Note*Deacon Samuel Edson was Thomas Snell's uncle.7
Death*1692He died in 1692 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Susanna Orcutt b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Children1.Samuel Edson+1 d. 10 Apr 1719
2.Joseph Edson+1 d. b 1712
3.Josiah Edson Esq.1 b. 1651, d. 4 Oct 1734
4.Susanna Edson+1
5.Elizabeth Edson1
6.Mary Edson+1
7.Sarah Edson1
8.Bethiah Edson1

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), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Snell, pages 295-300.

Sarah Edson1

Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699

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), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Sarah Edson1

b. 12 February 1704/5, d. 3 March 1732
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Captain Josiah Edson1 b. 1682, d. 16 Jan 1762
Mother*Sarah Packard1 b. 19 Aug 1682
Birth*12 February 1704/5Sarah Edson was born on 12 February 1704/5 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Name VariationShe was called Sary.3
Marriage*2 February 1731She married Elisha Pierce of Scituate, son of Benjamin Pierce and Martha Adams, on 2 February 1731 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4,5
Death*3 March 1732She died on 3 March 1732 in Scituate at age 273
Burial* and was buried in Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3

Family

Elisha Pierce b. 24 Nov 1699, d. 15 Jul 1770
Child1.Sarah Pierce+4 b. 3 Mar 1732

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), Edson, pages 153-160. 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 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [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, Deaths, page 433 referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  5. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236.

Susanna Edson1

b. 15 January 1678/79
Father*Samuel Edson1 d. 10 Apr 1719
Mother*Susanna Byram2 b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Birth*15 January 1678/79Susanna Edson was born on 15 January 1678/79 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1
Marriage*She married John Hayward, son of John Hayward and Sarah Mitchell.1
(Wife) Death14 April 1705Susanna became a widow when John Hayward died on 14 April 1705.1,4
Marriage*17 December 1706She married second Elihu Brett Jr., son of Elihu Brett Esq. and Ann ______, on 17 December 1706 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5,6

Family 1

John Hayward b. 20 Apr 1667, d. 14 Apr 1705
Children1.Susanna Hayward1 b. 13 Sep 1699
2.Sarah Hayward1 b. 7 Aug 1703

Family 2

Elihu Brett Jr.

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 107; Susanna Edson was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 107.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 486.
  5. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1, although he identified a different Susanna Hayward who has not been found to have existed. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 60.

Susanna Edson1

Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Marriage*She married Reverend James Keith.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), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Keith, pages 214-224.

Susanna Edson1

b. 14 December 1708
Father*Samuel Edson1 b. 14 Jan 1689/90, d. 1771
Mother*Mary ______1 d. 1770
Birth*14 December 1708Susanna Edson was born on 14 December 1708 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*17 June 1736She married Samuel Hayward, son of Samuel Hayward and Elizabeth Barbour, on 17 June 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5
Residence*Susanna and Samuel Hayward moved to Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6
Death*She died in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).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), Edson, pages 153-160. 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 107, her father identified as Samuel Edson 3rd. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, indicated certainty that he married Susanna Edson, daughter of Samuel Edson.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, but indicated she "perhaps" married Samuel Hayward.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, pages 126 and 175.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.

Ann Edwards1

d. 6 June 1732
Marriage*18 September 1661She married, as his second wife, Daniel Pond, son of Robert Pond and Mary ______, on 18 September 1661 in Dedham.1,2
(Wife) Death4 February 1697/98Ann became a widow when Lieutenant Daniel Pond died on 4 February 1697/98.1,3
Death*6 June 1732She died on 6 June 1732 at age 92.1

Family

Daniel Pond d. 4 Feb 1697/98
Children1.Robert Pond+1 b. 8 Aug 1667
2.Jabez Pond+1 b. 6 Mar 1677, d. 6 Nov 1749

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Daniel Pond, pages 9-11. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 127. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 28.

John Edwards1

Marriage*He married Mary Hanford.1
Will*1744John Edwards left a will dated 1744 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and included the children of his "late daughter Mary Dennie."1

Family

Mary Hanford
Child1.Mary Edwards+1,2 b. 7 Jul 1695, d. 1722

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Mary Edwards1

b. 7 July 1695, d. 1722
Father*John Edwards1,2
Mother*Mary Hanford1
Baptism*7 July 1695Mary Edwards was baptized on 7 July 1695 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage*She married as his first wife John Dennie, son of Albert Dennie and Elizabeth Wakeman.1,2
Death*1722She died after the birth of her last child Elizabeth, who was probably born around 1722.1
Will*1744Mary's father, John Edwards, left a will dated 1744 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and included the children of his "late daughter Mary Dennie."1
(First Wife) Land Records The distribution of John Dennie's Connecticut real estate as bequeathed in his will of 1744 was not known to researchers until 2002 and presented many questions. He left his real estate in two parts: two-thirds of his Connecticut property directly to his nine named children, and one-third of all his estate forever "both real and personal whether in this province the colony of Connecticut or elsewhere" to his widow Sarah. This bequest created an estate in real property in Connecticut for Sarah (Webb) Dennie, his widow. Because Sarah died without leaving a will, it was left to the courts to identify and name Sarah's children and heirs.

Land records in Fairfield and in Ridgefield, both in Fairfield County, Connecticut, gave researchers information on the identity of Sarah's heirs. The land records also clarified John Dennie's two wives and clearly identified their two sets of children. Sarah (Webb) Dennie's children were named, and those of Mary (Edwards) Dennie were identified as the other children. Joseph Dennie appeared with Sarah's children as her heir, but not as her son.

The Dennie children all eventually, after they attained their majority, or for the girls, married, sold their Fairfield and Ridgefield real estate. Researchers noted in their report, as an aside, that the real estate was of small value compared to the other property they inherited from their father.

Determined researchers explained their strategy by stating that complete land research for a parcel of property required that deeds be located for all the land sales of the heirs of John Dennie, which they called "the two thirds of the property" and of the heirs of Sarah Dennie, or "the one third of the property". They believed these transactions would identify all the interested parties in the entire package of real estate under review. They knew they were looking for a minimum of two deeds: one for the nine children of John Dennie and one for the court determined heirs of John's widow, Sarah (Webb) Dennie. Unfortunately, they did not know the maximum number of deeds they were looking for, since each of the children could have sold separately, one at a time.

Extensive research of the Dennie family land records in both Fairfield and Ridgefield was said by the researchers to have been "revealing, surprising and astonishing." They took special note in the first two land sales in the grouping and the unity of eight of the heirs. Eight of the nine children named in John Dennie's will joined together to sell all their two thirds interest at one time in one transaction. The deed named each of the eight stating "which said [children] are eight of the children and heirs of John Dennie late... Whereas the same John Dennie by his last will and testament duly proved gave and bequeathed unto his said eight children and his other son Joseph two full third parts of all the real estate... nine acres in Fairfield..." The deed was dated 24 Jan 1758 and recorded 8 Jun 1762. All of the parties named except Joseph signed at one time.

The second deed they found recorded in Fairfield was the sale by the Sarah Dennie heirs, again excepting Joseph. Sarah's four children were named and described as "children and heirs of Sarah Dennie late of Boston deceased intestate... whereas Mr. John Dennie late... by his last will duly proved approved and allowed gave and bequeathed to his widow the said Sarah Dennie one full third part of all his real estate in fee simple... The same Sarah soon after dyed intestate leaving the said William Thomas Sarah and Abigail and one Joseph Dennie her children and heirs". The deed was dated and recorded on the same dates as the first deed, 24 Jan 1758 and 8 Jun 1758, respectively.

The researchers also noted that William Dennie had received a double portion as the eldest son of the intestate Sarah, not the eldest son of John, and sold both parts. Sarah's other three children each received and sold one part. Joseph Dennie had received one portion which he would sell separately, later. John Dennie's son John had received two portions of his father's estate, and each of his siblings had received one. All, except Joseph, sold in full in the first deed described.1

Family

John Dennie b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
Children1.Albert Dennie+1 b. 4 Mar 1716
2.John Dennie+1 b. 1717, d. 1 Aug 1777
3.Mary Dennie+1 b. 11 Dec 1717
4.Grizzel Dennie1 b. 18 Sep 1720
5.Elizabeth Dennie1

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Eggleton1,2

Marriage*28 August 1650She married John Nutting on 28 August 1650 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Wife) Deathcirca 1676Sarah became a widow when John Nutting died circa 1676.2

Family

John Nutting d. c 1676
Children1.Sarah Nutting1 b. 29 May 1663
2.Ebenezer Nutting+1 b. 23 Oct 1666
3.Jonathan Nutting+1 b. 17 Oct 1668, d. 1735

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Nutting Family, pages 615-616. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 542, her surname written as "Eggleton/Eggleston" and the place as "Woburn/Chelmsford". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

Elizabeth Elder1

b. 1742
Birth*1742Elizabeth Elder was born in 1742.1
Marriage*1759She married Joseph Gist in 1759.1

Family

Joseph Gist b. 1738, d. 1830
Child1.Cornelius Howard Gist+1 b. 1770, d. 1830

Citations

  1. [S1385] National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book, Volumes 55-56, National Member# 54001-56000, downloaded from Google Books, Volumes 55-56 (Washington, D.C.: press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1920-1921), National Member# 54964, Volume 55, page 422. Hereinafter cited as DAR Lineage Books, Volumes 55-56.

Edward Eldershaw1

Marriage*He married Mary ______ in England.1
Residence*Mary and Edward Eldershaw lived in London, Southwark, Surrey County, England.1

Family

Mary ______
Child1.Mary Eldershaw+1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751

Citations

  1. [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), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Mary Eldershaw1

b. circa 1670, d. 11 November 1751
Father*Edward Eldershaw1
Mother*Mary ______1
Birth*circa 1670Mary Eldershaw was born in England circa 1670, based upon her reported age at death.1
Marriage*22 July 1691She married Thomas Dell, son of Thomas Dell and Elizabeth ______, on 22 July 1691 at Reading, Berkshire, England.2,3
Residence*After their marriage and before immigrating to America, Mary and Thomas Dell lived in Reading.1
Religion*27 December 1708Thomas and Mary were Quakers, and on 27 December 1708 they brought a certificate to the Chester Monthly Meeting and settled in the township of Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Thomas took an active part in meeting affairs, and Mary served as clerk for a considerable time.4
Residence9 February 1709Mary and Thomas Dell lived with their children in Ridley, Chester County, on property Thomas had bought by a deed dated 9 February 1709 from John Faucit for £375. The purchase included a dwelling house with outbuildings with two tracts or parcels of land totaling 260 aces. One of these tracts, being 200 acres, was the remainder of Thomas Nossiter's land, of which John Sharples bought the other half, and this had been sold to Walter Faucit, the father of John, in 1684.5
(Mother) Land Transfer13 April 1731Mary Dell and her husband Thomas Dell Sr. gave, by deed dated 13 April 1731, two tracts of land in Ridley to their son Thomas Dell Jr.. Together, the two parcels contained 157 acres, being part of the 260 acres Thomas Sr. had purchased in 1709.5
Will*31 October 1749Mary's husband prepared his will in Ridley dated 31 October 1749. In the will, he bequeathed his dwelling house and outbuildings with the land around them, where he lived, and about 108 acres to his wife, during her life, after which his grandsons, Thomas Swayne and Samuel Swayne, were to have the use of them for 25 years, and at the expiration of that term, they were to be divided between the two daughters, Sarah Dell and Mary Dell, of his son Thomas, deceased.5,6
(Wife) Death15 August 1750Mary became a widow when Thomas Dell died on 15 August 1750.7,8
Death*11 November 1751She died on 11 November 1751, probably at Ridley, at age 81.9,10

Family

Thomas Dell b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Children1.Mary Dell1 b. 31 Jul 1695, d. a 1720
2.Elizabeth Dell+1 b. 1 Aug 1697, d. 1743
3.Sarah Dell1 b. 11 Aug 1699, d. 27 Sep 1714
4.Thomas Dell Jr.+1 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
5.Edward Dell1 b. 24 Apr 1704, d. 20 Jul 1704

Citations

  1. [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), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "5, 22, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  3. [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 158-160, the date written as "5 mo. 22, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "10, 27, 1708" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190.
  7. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "6, 15, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "6 mo. 15, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  9. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "9, 11, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  10. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "9 mo. 11, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.

Andrew Eliot1

b. 11 September 1683, d. 28 March 1749
Birth*11 September 1683Andrew Eliot was born on 11 September 1683 in Beverly, Essex County.2,3
Marriage*He married Ruth Symonds, daughter of Samuel Symonds and Elizabeth Andrews.1,4
Death*28 March 1749He died on 28 March 1749 in Boston at age 652
Burial* and was buried in G1216 in Granary Burial Ground, Boston.2

Family

Ruth Symonds b. 24 Dec 1676, d. 26 Sep 1760
Child1.Ruth Eliot+1 b. 20 Sep 1711, d. 1746

Citations

  1. [S745] Boston Births, 1700-1800, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, City Document No. 43, page 75. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, 1700-1800.
  2. [S946] Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, Granary Burial Ground, page 575. Hereinafter cited as Old Cemeteries of Boston.
  3. [S1042] Communicated by William H. Whitmore, "Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers: Two Eliot Families", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 23, pages 336-340 (July 1869): page 337. Hereinafter cited as "Prince's Subscribers: Two Eliot Families."
  4. [S1041] The Essex Antiquarian: Answers, online at www.americanancestors.org, 1899, Volume III, number 232, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Essex Antiquarian Answers.

Reverend John Eliot1

b. 5 August 1604
Father*Bennett Elliott2
Mother*Lettice Aggar3,2
Baptism*5 August 1604John Eliot was baptized on 5 August 1604 in the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Widford, Hertfordshire, England.2
Biographical Info*Born c 1604, Reverend John Eliot was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians whom some called “the apostle to the Indians.” John Eliot was born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England and lived at Nazeing, County Essex as a boy. After attending Jesus College, Cambridge, he became assistant to Thomas Hooker at a private school at Little Baddow, Essex. When Hooker was forced to flee to Holland, Eliot immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, arranging passage as chaplain on the ship Lyon. Eliot became minister and "teaching elder" at the First Church in Roxbury. He died on 21 May 1690 at age 85.4

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.
  2. [S1290] Henry P. Waters, "Genealogical Gleanings in England", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 48, pages 396-404 (July 1874): page 402. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogical Gleanings in England (Bennett Elliott)."
  3. [S1290] Henry P. Waters, "Genealogical Gleanings in England (Bennett Elliott)", page 403.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Lydia Eliot1

Father*Bennett Elliott2
Mother*Lettice Aggar2
Marriage*before March 1632She married first James Penneman before March 1632 in Boston or Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,3
(Wife) Death26 December 1664Lydia became a widow when James Penneman died on 26 December 1664.4
Marriage*7 December 1665She married second, as his second wife, Thomas Wight on 7 December 1665 in Medfield, Suffolk County.1,5

Family 1

James Penneman d. 26 Dec 1664

Family 2

Thomas Wight d. 17 Mar 1673/74

Citations

  1. [S1252] Danforth Phipps Wight M.D., The Wright Family. Memoir of Thomas Wight, of Dedham, Mass., with genealogical notices of his descendants, from 1637 to 1840, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of T.R. Marvin, 1848), pages 7-15. Hereinafter cited as Wight Family Memoir of Thomas Wight of Dedham.
  2. [S1290] Henry P. Waters, "Genealogical Gleanings in England", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 48, pages 396-404 (July 1874). Hereinafter cited as "Genealogical Gleanings in England (Bennett Elliott)."
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 570. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S446] Communicated by Town Clerk of Braintree Massachusetts Samuel A. Bates Esq., "Braintree Records", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volumes 36, 37 and 38 (a continuing publication beginning in January 1882 through July 1884): Volume 37, page 168. Hereinafter cited as "Braintree Records - NEHGR."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Colonel Philip Eliot1

Residence*After emigrating from England with his family, Philip settled in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Child1.Sarah Eliot+1 b. 25 Jan 1629, d. 17 Apr 1711

Citations

  1. [S1355] Frederick H. Whitin, The Aldis Family of Dedham, Wrentham, Roxbury and Franklin, Massachusetts, 1640-1800, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint from Dedham Historical Register, Volume XIV. (Dedham, Massachusetts: Dedham Transcript Press, 1905), John Aldis, pages 8-9. Hereinafter cited as The Aldis Family, Massachusetts,1640-1800.

Ruth Eliot1

b. 20 September 1711, d. 1746
Father*Andrew Eliot2 b. 11 Sep 1683, d. 28 Mar 1749
Mother*Ruth Symonds2 b. 24 Dec 1676, d. 26 Sep 1760
Birth*20 September 1711Ruth Eliot was born on 20 September 1711 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1
Marriage*8 May 1733She married Nathaniel Thayer, son of Cornelius Thayer and Lydia Turell, on 8 May 1733 at First Church, Boston. They were married by the Reverend Thomas Foxwood.3,4
Death*1746She died in 1746.1

Family

Nathaniel Thayer b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
Children1.Ebenezer Thayer+1,5 b. 16 Jul 1734, d. 6 Sep 1792
2.Nathaniel Thayer6 b. 2 May 1736
3.Catharine Thayer7 b. 12 Jun 1737
4.Nathaniel Thayer8 b. 4 Feb 1739
5.Ruth Thayer9 b. 8 Aug 1742
6.Lydia Thayer10 b. 1 Jan 1744
7.Deborah Thayer11 b. 1 Dec 1745

Citations

  1. [S452] The Thayer Families Association Website, online at www.thayerfamilies.com, Richard Thayer, First 5 Generations. Hereinafter cited as Thayer Families Association Website.
  2. [S745] Boston Births, 1700-1800, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, City Document No. 43, page 75. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, 1700-1800.
  3. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 396. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 188. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  6. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 315.
  7. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 317.
  8. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 319.
  9. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 323.
  10. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 325.
  11. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 327.

Sarah Eliot1

b. 25 January 1629, d. 17 April 1711
Father*Colonel Philip Eliot1
Baptism*25 January 1629Sarah Eliot was baptized on 25 January 1629 at Nazeing, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*27 September 1650She married John Aldis, son of Nathan Aldis and Mary ______, on 27 September 1650 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
(Wife) Death21 December 1700Sarah became a widow when John Aldis died on 21 December 1700.1
Death*17 April 1711She died on 17 April 1711 in Dedham at age 82.1

Family

John Aldis d. 21 Dec 1700
Children1.John Aldis+1 b. 18 Feb 1654/55, d. 18 Mar 1736
2.Daniel Aldis+1 b. 3 Aug 1661

Citations

  1. [S1355] Frederick H. Whitin, The Aldis Family of Dedham, Wrentham, Roxbury and Franklin, Massachusetts, 1640-1800, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint from Dedham Historical Register, Volume XIV. (Dedham, Massachusetts: Dedham Transcript Press, 1905), John Aldis, pages 8-9. Hereinafter cited as The Aldis Family, Massachusetts,1640-1800.

Abiel Ellice1,2

b. 15 October 1662, d. 14 April 1716
Father*Thomas Ellice1 b. 1629, d. 12 Dec 1690
Mother*Mary Wight1 d. 7 Mar 1693
Birth*15 October 1662Abiel Ellice was born on 15 October 1662 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3
Marriage*30 August 1683She married Zechariah Barbur on 30 August 1683 in Medfield.4,5
(Wife) Death11 August 1705Abiel became a widow when Zechariah Barbur died on 11 August 1705.4,6
Death*14 April 1716She died a widow on 14 April 1716 in Medfield at age 53.7

Family

Zechariah Barbur b. c 1656, d. 11 Aug 1705
Children1.Zechariah Barbur8 b. 19 Oct 1685
2.Joseph Barbur9,10 b. 4 Oct 1687, d. 3 Mar 1770

Citations

  1. [S1252] Danforth Phipps Wight M.D., The Wright Family. Memoir of Thomas Wight, of Dedham, Mass., with genealogical notices of his descendants, from 1637 to 1840, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of T.R. Marvin, 1848), pages 31-32. Hereinafter cited as Wight Family Memoir of Thomas Wight of Dedham.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 49. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 49, her surname transcribed as "Ellise."
  4. [S1318] John M. Kingsbury, "Interconnecting Bloodlines and Genetic Inbreeding in a Colonial Puritan Community: Eastern Massachusetts, 1630-1885", National Genealogical Society Quarterly Volume 84, Number 2, pages 85-101 (June 1996). Hereinafter cited as "Interconnecting Bloodlines and Genetic Inbreeding in a Colonial Puritan Community."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 117.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 194.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 193.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 19, his surname recorded as "Barbur."
  9. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  10. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 19.

Abigail Ellice1

b. 5 July 1669
Father*Richard Ellice2,3 b. c 1621, d. 21 Oct 1694
Mother*Elizabeth French2,3 b. c 1629, d. 24 Jul 1697
Birth*5 July 1669Abigail Ellice was born on 5 July 1669 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Marriage*7 February 1694/95She married Ebenezer Fisher, son of Samuel Fisher and Meletiah Snow, on 7 February 1694/95 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5,4

Family

Ebenezer Fisher b. 20 Feb 1670/71
Child1.Abigail Fisher1 b. 26 May 1697, d. 1 Nov 1778

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Richard Ellis (1621-1694) was born in England and immigrated to Massachusetts where he settled in Dedham. In 1650 he married Elizabeth French, daughter of William and Elizabeth French. Richard and Elizabeth were the parents of nine children. Descendants live throughout the United States. Documents include a descendancy chart of Richard Ellis, a military certificate and various Ellis wills. (Geyserville, California: Photocopy of original documents and typescript, 1993), page 1. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Ellis.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 11. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S1288] Nancy B. Davidonis, Descendants of Richard Ellis, page 12.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 293, her surname transcribed as "Elles."