Mary Eaton1

b. 1846
Relationship7th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Bowen Eaton1 b. 1801
Mother*Elizabeth Parker1 b. bt 1812 - 1813
Birth*1846Mary Eaton was born about 1846 in Ohio.1
(Daughter) Census 185012 September 1850Mary appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Huntington County, Indiana. She was 4 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Bowen Eaton, District 52, Huntington, Indiana; Roll: M432_152; Page: 50B; Image: 107. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Priscilla Eaton1

Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Dan Eaton1 b. 24 Mar 1773, d. 4 May 1858
Mother*Naomi Hill1 b. 2 Dec 1780, d. 5 Nov 1818
Birth*Priscilla Eaton was born in Trumbull County, Ohio,1
Death* and died young.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Rebecca Eaton1

b. 1836
Relationship7th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Bowen Eaton1 b. 1801
Mother*Elizabeth Parker1 b. bt 1812 - 1813
Birth*1836Rebecca Eaton was born about 1836 in Ohio.1
(Daughter) Census 185012 September 1850Rebecca appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Huntington County, Indiana. She was 14 years old, had attended school within the year and could read and write.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Bowen Eaton, District 52, Huntington, Indiana; Roll: M432_152; Page: 50B; Image: 107. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Rees Eaton1

Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Dan Eaton1 b. 24 Mar 1773, d. 4 May 1858
Mother*Naomi Hill1 b. 2 Dec 1780, d. 5 Nov 1818
Birth*Rees Eaton was born in Trumbull County, Ohio.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Robert Eaton1

Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Dan Eaton1 b. 24 Mar 1773, d. 4 May 1858
Mother*Naomi Hill1 b. 2 Dec 1780, d. 5 Nov 1818
Birth*Robert Eaton was born in Trumbull County, Ohio,1
Death* and died in childhood.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Tabitha Eaton1

b. 21 March 1674/75
Father*John Eaton1 b. 20 Dec 1635, d. 17 Dec 1695
Mother*Elizabeth Kendall1 b. 17 Feb 1642
Birth*21 March 1674/75Tabitha Eaton was born on 21 March 1674/75 in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S593] Bev Esson, who is a descendant of Martha Eaton's sister Tabitha, "Martha Eaton and Timothy Hartshorn Information," e-mail message from "Esson Family" <e-mail address> to LHB, 13 Jun 2009. Hereinafter cited as "Martha Eaton and Timothy Hartshorn."

William Eaton1

Marriage*He married Martha Jenkin.1

Family

Martha Jenkin
Child1.John Eaton+1 b. 20 Dec 1635, d. 17 Dec 1695

Citations

  1. [S593] Bev Esson, who is a descendant of Martha Eaton's sister Tabitha, "Martha Eaton and Timothy Hartshorn Information," e-mail message from "Esson Family" <e-mail address> to LHB, 13 Jun 2009. Hereinafter cited as "Martha Eaton and Timothy Hartshorn."

Daniel Eccles1

Residence*He was of Dundonagh, County Monaghan.1
Marriage*21 July 1810He married Louisa Bennison of the parish of Saint Anne, daughter of William Bennison, on 21 July 1810.1
(Witness to Deed) Marriage Settlement22 December 1814Daniel was a witness to a memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of Daniel Eccles of "Dondona", County Monaghan and Louisa Bennison of the parish of Saint Anne, spinster, 21 July 1810. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Benjamin Eddy1

d. 24 September 1744
Marriage*8 November 1716He married Abigail Pratt, daughter of Jonathan Pratt and Margaret Lock, on 8 November 1716 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*24 September 1744He died on 24 September 1744 in Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3

Family

Abigail Pratt b. 6 Nov 1692

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume 2, Marriages, page 239. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S693] George Ernest Bowman, Vital records of the town of Halifax, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Includes indexes. (Boston, Massachusetts: Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1905), page 1. Hereinafter cited as Halifax vital records to 1849.

______ Eddy1

Marriage*He married Sarah Leonard, daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Sarah Thresher.1

Family

Sarah Leonard b. 21 May 1680

Citations

  1. [S1142] Wm. R. Deane, Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family containing a full account of the first three generations of the family of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton, MS. (Massachusetts), downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Office of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, 1851), Genealogy, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Family of James Leonard of Taunton.

Abigail Edge1,2

d. 27 November 1716
Father*John Edge3,2 b. c 1646, d. 10 Jul 1711
Mother*Jane ______3,2
Birth*Abigail Edge was probably born in St. Andrew's Holborne, Middlesex County, England.3,2
Marriage*24 May 1705She married, as his first wife, Edward Woodward on 24 May 1705 in Chester County.4
Death*27 November 1716She died on 27 November 1716 in Middletown, Chester County.5

Family

Edward Woodward d. 1754
Child1.Edward Woodward1 b. 28 Dec 1707, d. 1746

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 160-161. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 100-101.
  3. [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), Edge, pages 527-529. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161, the date written as "3 mo. 24, 1705" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161, the date written as "9 mo. 27, 1716" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.

Jacob Edge1

b. 8 May 1690, d. 7 April 1720
Father*John Edge1 b. c 1646, d. 10 Jul 1711
Mother*Jane ______1
Birth*8 May 1690Jacob Edge was born on 8 May 1690 at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*He married Sarah Jones.1
Death*7 April 1720He died on 7 April 1720 at age 29.3

Family

Sarah Jones

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 100-101. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 100-101, the date written as "3 mo. 8, 1690" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 100-101, the date written as "2 mo. 7, 1720" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

John Edge1,2

b. circa 1646, d. 10 July 1711
Birth*circa 1646John Edge was born circa 1646, based upon his reported age at death, in England.1,2
Marriage*He married Jane ______ in England.1,2
Residence*Jane and John Edge lived in St. Andrew's Holborne, Middlesex County, England.1,2
Religion*Jane and John Edge were Quakers. John was described as an earnest member of the Society of Friends, and the Monthly Meeting was sometimes held at the Edge home. In England, John had been subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment for refusing to act against his conscientious scruples, and on one occasion was subjected to a public trial.2
Land Grant*22 March 1681In England, John Edge purchased the promise of land in Pennsylvania, by deeds of lease and release dated 21 and 22 March 1681, from William Penn.3
ImmigrationJohn and Jane immigrated to America with their children and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Residence1685 By 1685, the family had settled at Nether Providence, Chester County.1,2
Death*10 July 1711He died on 10 July 1711 at about 65 years of age, probably at Nether Providence.4,5

Family

Jane ______
Children1.Sarah Edge2 d. 26 Apr 1692
2.Joseph Edge2
3.Mary Edge1,2 d. 17 Apr 1698
4.Abigail Edge+1,2 d. 27 Nov 1716
5.John Edge2,3,6 b. Jul 1685, d. Mar 1734
6.Jacob Edge2 b. 8 May 1690, d. 7 Apr 1720

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), Edge, pages 527-529. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  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 100-101. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1425] John W. Jordan, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania : Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Volume II, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978), pages 1125-1126. Hereinafter cited as Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Edge, pages 527-529, the date written as "5, 10, 1711" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 100-101, the date written as "5 mo. 10, 1711" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  6. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family : descended from George and Sarah Smedley, settlers in Chester County, Penna. with brief notices of other families of the name, and abstracts of early English wills, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing Company, 1901), pages 46-50. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.

John Edge1,2

b. July 1685, d. March 1734
Father*John Edge1,2,3 b. c 1646, d. 10 Jul 1711
Mother*Jane ______1,2,3
Birth*July 1685John Edge was born near the beginning of July 1685 at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.4,2,5
Marriage*October 1709He married, as her first husband, Mary Smedley, daughter of George Smedley and Sarah Kitchen, in October 1709 in Chester County.6,7,1,8
Death*March 1734He died in March 1734 in Upper Providence, Chester County, at age 48.1,8,9

Family

Mary Smedley b. 3 Apr 1690

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 100-101. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1425] John W. Jordan, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania : Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Volume II, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978), pages 1125-1126. Hereinafter cited as Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family : descended from George and Sarah Smedley, settlers in Chester County, Penna. with brief notices of other families of the name, and abstracts of early English wills, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing Company, 1901), pages 46-50. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 100-101, the date written as "about the beginning of 5 mo. 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  5. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pages 46-50, the date written as "about the beginning of the 5th mo., 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  6. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pages 46-50, the date written as "8 mo. 1709" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  7. [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), Smedley, pages 725-726. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Edge, pages 527-529.
  9. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pages 46-50, the date written as "3 mo., 1734" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.

Joseph Edge1

Father*John Edge1 b. c 1646, d. 10 Jul 1711
Mother*Jane ______1
Birth*Joseph Edge was probably born in St. Andrew's Holborne, Middlesex County, England.1

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 100-101. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Mary Edge1,2

d. 17 April 1698
Father*John Edge3,2 b. c 1646, d. 10 Jul 1711
Mother*Jane ______3,2
Birth*Mary Edge was probably born in St. Andrew's Holborne, Middlesex County, England.3,2
Marriage*3 March 1697/98She married, as his first wife, James Sharpless, son of John Sharpless and Jane Moore, on 3 March 1697/98 at the home of her father in Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,4,5,6
Death*17 April 1698She died on 17 April 1698.7,8

Family

James Sharpless b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S1415] John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. In three volumes; includes index in Volume III only. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People.
  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 100-101. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [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), Edge, pages 527-529. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "1, 3, 1697-8" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100, the date written as "1 mo. 3, 1697-8" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 101-102.
  7. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "2, 17, 1698" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100, the date written as "2 mo. 17, 1698" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

Sarah Edge1

d. 26 April 1692
Father*John Edge1 b. c 1646, d. 10 Jul 1711
Mother*Jane ______1
Birth*Sarah Edge was probably born in St. Andrew's Holborne, Middlesex County, England.1
Marriage*1686She married Thomas Bowater in 1686, probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Death*26 April 1692She died on 26 April 1692.1

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 100-101. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Benjamin Edson1

Father*Joseph Edson1 d. b 1712
Mother*Experience ______1
Marriage*14 July 1715He married Joanna Orcutt, daughter of William Orcutt Jr. and Jane Washburn, on 14 July 1715 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3

Family

Joanna Orcutt b. 1694

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), Volume II, Marriages, page 121. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Orcutt, pages 260-262, although, it is believed, confusing her father with her brother.

Bethiah 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.

Betsey Edson1

b. 18 November 1774, d. 28 August 1845
Birth*18 November 1774Betsey Edson was born on 18 November 1774 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.1
Marriage*29 July 1792She married Barzillia Snow, son of Daniel Snow and Abigail Fobes, on 29 July 1792 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.1
Death*28 August 1845She died on 28 August 1845 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont, at age 70.1

Family

Barzillia Snow b. 15 May 1765, d. 31 Jan 1846
Child1.Daniel Snow1 b. 8 Jul 1805, d. 6 May 1891

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Ebenezer Edson1

b. 7 December 1727
Father*Samuel Edson2 b. 14 Jan 1689/90, d. 1771
Mother*Mary ______2 d. 1770
Birth*7 December 1727Ebenezer Edson was born on 7 December 1727 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*14 March 1748He married first Jane Griffin on 14 March 1748 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*27 April 1758He married second, as her second husband, widow Hannah ______ on 27 April 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3

Family 1

Jane Griffin

Family 2

Hannah ______

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), Leach, pages 239-244. 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), Volume II, Marriages, page 122. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elizabeth 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.

Elizabeth Edson1

b. 19 August 1684, d. 19 June 1716
Father*Samuel Edson1 d. 10 Apr 1719
Mother*Susanna Byram1 b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Birth*19 August 1684Elizabeth Edson was born on 19 August 1684 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*24 May 1705She married Samuel Packard, son of Ensign Samuel Packard and Elizabeth Lathrop, on 24 May 1705 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1,4
Death*19 June 1716She died on 19 June 1716 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 31.3,5

Family

Samuel Packard d. 1716
Child1.Bethia Packard+1,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), 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 101. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Packard, pages 264-276.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 282.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 533.

Huldah Edson1

b. 3 May 1713, d. 14 July 1800
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Captain Josiah Edson1 b. 1682, d. 16 Jan 1762
Mother*Sarah Packard1 b. 19 Aug 1682
Birth*3 May 1713Huldah Edson was born on 3 May 1713 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*14 November 1738She married Hezekiah Hayward, son of Benjamin Hayward and Sarah Aldrich, on 14 November 1738 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1,4
(Wife) Death22 April 1790Huldah became a widow when Hezekiah Hayward died on 22 April 1790.3,5
Death*14 July 1800She died on 14 July 1800 in Bridgewater at age 873,5
Burial* and was buried in the Old Burying Ground, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.5

Family

Hezekiah Hayward b. 15 Nov 1707, d. 22 Apr 1790
Children1.Hezekiah Hayward3 b. 2 Aug 1739, d. 25 Jan 1740
2.Elijah Hayward3 b. 7 Jun 1741
3.Huldah Hayward+3 b. 12 Jan 1744, d. 28 Dec 1834
4.Hezekiah Hayward3 b. 26 May 1746
5.Ziba Hayward3 b. 9 Jul 1749
6.Edward Hayward3 b. 14 May 1753

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 102. 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.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 171.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 485 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

Jesse Edson 2nd1

Marriage Intention30 July 1768An intention of marriage for Jesse Edson 2nd and Susanna Hayward was recorded on 30 July 1768 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*1768He married Susanna Hayward, daughter of Thomas Hayward 3rd and Elizabeth Gannett, in 1768 in Bridgewater.1

Family

Susanna Hayward b. Mar 1747

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joseph Edson1

d. before 1712
Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Marriage*He married first Experience ______.1
Marriage*2 November 1686He married second Mary ______ on 2 November 1686 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Death*before 1712He died before 1712 when his estate was settled.1

Family 1

Experience ______
Children1.Joseph Edson1 d. 26 Aug 1768
2.Captain Josiah Edson+1 b. 1682, d. 16 Jan 1762
3.Benjamin Edson1
4.Samuel Edson+1 b. 28 Aug 1687, d. 7 Jan 1749/50

Family 2

Mary ______

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), Marriages, Volume 2, page 124. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joseph Edson1

d. 26 August 1768
Father*Joseph Edson1 d. b 1712
Mother*Experience ______1
Marriage*7 June 1704He married Lydia Cary, daughter of Francis Cary and Hannah Brett, on 7 June 1704 in Bridgewater.2,1,3
(Appraiser) Inventory12 April 1722The Inventory of the estate of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, was appraised and completed by Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field on 12 April 1722. They appeared before Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, on 7 May and made an oath to its accuracy according to their best judgment. Administrators John Bolton Jr. and Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton appeared before Judge Isaac Winslow to approve the submitted inventory, making their oath that it was a true and perfect inventory as far as it came to their knowledge and when more should appear, they would give it to the Judge, and the document was filed with the court on 7 May 1722.

The value of his housing and about 53 acres of land being part of two 50 acre lots was appraised at £340; 4 oxen, 3 cows, 1 heifer, 1 mare and 5 swine were valued at £43, 18s; his farming tools at £13, 1s, 6p, 1 feather bed, bedstead and covering at £7, 5s, wooden vessels and lumber at £4, 7s, Indian Corn at £4, household furniture at £2, iron vessels and utensils about the fire at £2, 10s, a warming iron, glass and earthen vessels at 16s, pewter platters and plates at £1, 18s, a bag of cotton wool, cards and table linen at £1, 6s, 2 pounds of woolen yarn and 1 meal bag at 8s, books appraised at £2, 3s, and his wearing apparel at £4, 11s, 6p.4,5
(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.5,4
(Lands Committee) Estate and Land25 September 1730He served on a special committee of five freeholders, including Joseph Alden, Joseph Edson, Eleazer Carver, Daniel Hudson and Jonathan Sprague, who were appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow on 15 June 1730 to inventory the land of the deceased, Mary Bolton, a single woman, late of Bridgewater, and to determine, in their best judgment, an equitable division of her real estate, which they estimated to be 6 acres. Their recommendation was submitted to the court on 10 August 1730, approved on 21 August 1730, and the lands were distributed in ten equal shares or lots on 25 September 1730 to Mary's mother, Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and siblings, John Bolton, Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May, Nicholas Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.6,7
(Husband) Death27 January 1762Joseph became a widower when Lydia (Cary) Edson died on 27 January 1762.1,8
Death*26 August 1768He died on 26 August 1768 in Bridgewater.1,8

Family

Lydia Cary d. 27 Jan 1762

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), Marriages, Volume 2, page 124. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Cary, pages 130-134.
  4. [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.
  5. [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).
  6. [S1127] Mary Bolton, Probate (1730 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2220, 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 Mary Bolton (1730 Bridgewater).
  7. [S624] Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2220; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 704-705, 780-786 and 789-790.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume 2, page 464.

Captain Josiah Edson1

b. 1682, d. 16 January 1762
Father*Joseph Edson2 d. b 1712
Mother*Experience ______2
Birth*1682Captain Josiah Edson was born in 1682.2
(Nephew) Land Records22 December 1702Josiah, who later became known as Captain Josiah Edson, would have been only about 20 years of age when a man identified as Captain Josiah Edson 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. It is believed more likely that Josiah's uncle Josiah Edson Esq. 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.3
Marriage*27 July 1704He married Sarah Packard, daughter of Zacheus Packard and Sarah Howard, on 27 July 1704 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
(Lands Committee) Land Records2 July 1720Josiah Edson, William Brett and Josiah Snell served on the Purchasers Committee for the township of Bridgewater on 2 July 1720 when they recorded their settlement of the bounds between John Bolton Jr. and his neighbor John Willis in the town's Purchasers Book.5
(Witness to Deed) Land Records22 February 1730/31Josiah Edson and Sarah Edson witnessed the signatures of Sarah (Bolton) Leonard and her husband William Leonard, Elizabeth (Bolton) May and her husband Michael May, Joseph Bolton and Nicholas Bolton, all of Bridgewater, on 22 February 1730/31 when they sold to Jonathan Washburn of Bridgewater the land they had, a few months earlier, received as heirs in the distribution of their deceased sister Mary Bolton's estate. The deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 18 May 1761.6
Death*16 January 1762He died on 16 January 1762 in Bridgewater at age 80.7,8

Family

Sarah Packard b. 19 Aug 1682
Children1.Sarah Edson+2 b. 12 Feb 1704/5, d. 3 Mar 1732
2.Colonel Josiah Edson2 b. 24 Jan 1708/9
3.Huldah Edson+2 b. 3 May 1713, d. 14 Jul 1800

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), Packard, pages 264-276. 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. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 283.
  4. [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 124. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 1, page 282.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL Film# 559116, Book 46, pages 261-262, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume 2, page 464.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, his year of death stated as 1763.

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.