~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Jane3 Washburn and William Orcutt

 

 

         It appears that Jane Washburn had only two children, and second daughter Elisabeth had only one daughter, so Jane leaves fewer descendants than most of the branches. The rest of the children of William Orcutt were by his second wife, Hannah Smith, however several of those married back into the Washburn family. Because Jane was a daughter her descendants will not be carried forward further than this file, but two of William Orcutt’s daughters by his second wife who married Washburns will be carried forward in the fifth generation.

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

Jane3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

Joanna Orcutt

 

 

 

Elisabeth Orcutt

 

 

 

 

 

William Orcutt

 

 

William Orcutt (Jr.)

 

 

 

 

Mary Lane

 

Caleb Orcutt

 

 

 

Jane Orcutt

 

 

 

Deliverance Orcutt

 

 

 

Martha Orcutt

 

 

 

Moses Orcutt

 

 

 

 

Hannah Smith

 

 

 

(163.) Joanna Orcutt, eldest daughter of (64) Jane3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1692,[1] married Benjamin3 Edson, son of Joseph2 and Mary (Turner) Edson,[2] on 14 July 1715 in Bridgewater,[3] and they settled in North Bridgewater. He was born say ca. 1688, a grandson of Deacon Samuel1 and Susanna (Orcutt) Edson.[4]

         Benjamin Edson died testate on 13 May 1758 in Bridgewater.[5] His will was dated on 6 Jan. 1753, witnessed by Seth Thayer, Jonathan Perkins, and Joseph Edson, and probated on 3 July 1758. He did not mention his wife, but he named his sons Benjamin Edson, William Edson, Seth Edson, Ichabod Edson, and Ebenezer Edson, daughters Joana Edson and Abigail Edson, and he appointed his son Ichabod Edson as executor of his estate.[6] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) Joanna (Orcutt) Edson probably died before him, since she was not mentioned in his will.

         Joanna Orcutt and Benjamin Edson had children:[7]

         635      i   Benjamin4 Edson (Jr.), born on 3 Oct. 1715 in Bridgewater,[8] married Anna Thayer, daughter of Richard and Susanna (White) Thayer,[9] on 1 Oct. 1739 in Abington, MA.[10] She was born in 1718,[11] a granddaughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Hayden) Thayer, and of Samuel White.[12] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, and he possibly died in Pelham, MA.[13] He was not listed as a head of household in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. They had one son:[14]

a. Jacob5 Edson, born ca. 1740,[15] married (713) Bettie4 Packard, daughter of Capt. Abiel3 and (181) Sarah (Ames) Packard,[16] on 14 May 1759 in North Bridgewater,[17] and they lived in North Bridgewater, before moving to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA.[18] She was born on 6 Oct. 1739 in Bridgewater,[19] a granddaughter of John and (66) Sarah3 (Washburn) Ames (Jr.), of Bridgewater.[20] He served as a private in the Revolutionary War from Bridgewater in Capt. Josiah Hayden’s company, and a Drummer in Capt. Nathan Packard’s company.[21] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no death record was found for either of them in Pelham. They had children:[22]

1. Benjamin Edson, born on 5 Oct. 1759 in Bridgewater,[23] baptized on 30 Mar. 1760 in North Bridgewater,[24] married, and moved to Pelham, MA.

2. Anna6 Edson, born on 25 Nov. 1761 in Bridgewater,[25] baptized as “Hannah” on 17 Jan. 1762 in North Bridgewater,[26] possibly married Benjamin Hanks in ca. 1782.[27]

3. Bettie6 Edson, born on 6 Feb. 1764 in Bridgewater,[28] baptized as “Betty” on 12 July 1764 in North Bridgewater,[29] probably married James Harkness on 15 Sept. 1784 in Pelham, MA.[30]

4. Jacob Edson (Jr.), born on 20 Feb. 1765 in Bridgewater,[31] baptized on 13 Apr. 1766 in North Bridgewater.[32]

5. Abiel Edson, born on 6 Aug. 1768 in Bridgewater,[33] baptized on 28 Aug. 1768 in North Bridgewater.[34]

6. Simeon Edson, born on 16 Sept. 1770 in Bridgewater,[35] baptized on 14 Oct. 1770 in North Bridgewater,[36] married (2751) Susan Walbridge, daughter of Eleazer and (1144) Abigail6 (Washburn) Walbridge (Jr.), of Randolph, Orange Co., VT, on 15 June 1791 in Randolph, VT.[37] She was born on 14 Jan. 1771 in Stafford, CT,[38] a granddaughter of (407) Solomon5 and (168) Martha (Orcutt) Washburn.[39]

7. Sarah Edson, born on 22 Nov. 1772 in Bridgewater,[40] baptized on 14 Feb. 1773 in North Bridgewater.[41]

8. Ereine/Eurene Edson, born on 5 Nov. 1775 in Bridgewater,[42] baptized as “Erena” on 7 Jan. 1776 in North Bridgewater.[43]

9. Levi Edson, born on 2 Jan. 1778 in Bridgewater,[44] baptized on 1 Mar. 1778 in North Bridgewater.[45]

10. Olive Edson, born on 12 June 1783 in Pelham, MA.[46]

         636     ii   Nathan Edson, born on 3 Jan. 1717/18 in Bridgewater,[47] probably died young.[48]

         637    iii   Peter4 Edson, born on 17 May 1720 in Bridgewater,[49] married Sarah4 Southworth, daughter of Edward3 and Bridget (Bosworth) Southworth, of Middleborough, MA,[50] on 28 Mar. 1745 in North Bridgewater.[51] She was born on 16 Jan. 1723/4 in Middleborough,[52] a granddaughter of Nathaniel2 and Desire (Gray) Southworth.[53] They had no children,[54] and he died testate on 8 June 1750 in North Bridgewater, aged 30 years.[55] His will was dated 7 Apr. 1750, witnessed by David Edson, Edward Southworth, and Ebenezer Warren, and probated on 6 Aug. 1750. He appointed his wife Sarah Edson sole executrix, and left his entire estate to her, so long as she remained his widow, and directed that if she should remarry “then my Lands and other Estate Should be Equely Divided amongst my Brothers and Sisters To be To them thair hairs and assigns for Ever.”[56] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) Sarah (Southworth) Edson remarried to Deacon David4 Edson, son of Deacon Joseph3 and Lydia3 (Cary) Edson (Jr.),[57] as his second wife, on 8 Dec. 1756 in North Bridgewater,[58] by whom she had one son, named David Edson (Jr.). Deacon David Edson was born on 28 Apr. 1722 in Bridgewater,[59] a grandson also of Joseph2 Edson by his first wife, Experience,[60] and was widower of Susanna (Gannett) Edson.[61] Sarah (Southworth) (Edson) Edson died on 28 Dec. 1783 in North Bridgewater, aged 59 years,[62] and Deacon David Edson remarried to Lydia (Fisher) Bassett, widow of William Bassett “Jr.” of Norton, MA,[63] on 16 Oct. 1796 in Norton.[64] He died testate on 3 Apr. 1795 in North Bridgewater, aged 72 years.[65] His will was dated 5 Jan. 1795, probated on 1 Feb. 1796, and he named his wife Lydia, son David Edson, whom he appointed as sole executor, and three daughters, Susanna Beals, Mehitabel Clark, and Huldah Death.[66] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.)

         638    iv   Jacob Edson, born on 16 Apr. 1722 in Bridgewater,[67] probably died young.[68]

         639     v   William4 Edson, born on 4 Feb. 1723/4 in Bridgewater,[69] married Martha4 Howard, daughter of Capt. Robert3 and Abigail3 (Keith) Howard,[70] on 27 Nov. 1754 in North Bridgewater.[71] She was born on 27 Oct. 1729 in Bridgewater,[72] a granddaughter of John2 and Susanna2 (Latham) Howard/Haward (Jr.),[73] and of Joseph2 and Elizabeth3 (Fobes) Keith.[74] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, near his brother, Ichabod Edson.[75] He died testate on 13 Feb. 1800 in North Bridgewater, aged 75 years.[76] His will was dated 7 Mar. 1797, and probated on 10 Mar. 1800. He mentioned his wife Martha, son Robert, son Seth Edson, daughter Jenny Edson, daughter Kezia, wife of John Harkness, daughter Matty, wife of Philip Packard, daughter Abigail, wife of John Harris, and son William Edson, who was appointed as his executor. It was witnessed by his brother Ichabod Edson, Nathan Alden Jr., and Jacob Packard.[77] (See Appendix [D] for full transcription of his will.) They had children:[78]

a. Kezia5 Edson, born on 30 Sept. 1755 in Bridgewater,[79] baptized on 26 Oct. 1755 in North Bridgewater,[80] married John Harkness in 1781.[81]

b. Robert5 Edson, born on 25 Dec. 1757 in Bridgewater,[82] baptized on 5 Mar. 1758 in North Bridgewater,[83] marriage not found.[84] He was left only $3 in his father’s will. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

c. (Unnamed child), born on 15 Feb. 1759,[85] died on 17 Apr. 1759 in Bridgewater.[86]

d. Seth5 Edson, born on 6 June 1761 in Bridgewater,[87] baptized on 5 July 1761 in North Bridgewater,[88] married Theodora Howard, of Braintree, MA, in 1784.[89] She was born ca. 1758.[90] He served as a private in Capt. Joseph Keith’s company, and also in Capt. Nathan Packard’s company during the Revolutionary War.[91] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790,[92] and 1800 federal censuses,[93] and in North Parish (North Bridgewater), Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census.[94] She died on 26 Apr. 1826 in North Bridgewater, aged 67 years,[95] and he died on 27 Sept. 1848 in North Bridgewater, aged 87 years.[96] They had children:[97]

1. Sally6 Edson, born on 28 Feb. 1787 in Bridgewater,[98] married Nathaniel Shepardson, of Dedham, MA,[99] son of Isaac and Lucy (Wood) Shepardson,[100] on 1 Dec. 1808 in North Bridgewater.[101] She died on 27 Aug. 1812 in North Bridgewater, aged 25 years,[102] and he remarried to her sister, Nancy Edson, on 17 Apr. 1815 in North Bridgewater.[103]

2. Jacob6 Edson, born on 11 Jan. 1789 in Bridgewater,[104] moved to Dorchester, MA,[105] and married Hannah Bird on 19 May 1811 in Dorchester.[106] He supposedly died on 14 July 1825.[107]

3. Robert Edson, born on 25 Oct. 1790 in Bridgewater.[108]

4. Betsey Edson, born on 11 Sept. 1792 in Bridgewater,[109] died on 20 Aug. 1812 in North Bridgewater, aged almost 21 years.[110]

5. Polly Edson, born on 13 June 1794 in Bridgewater.[111]

6. Nancy6 Edson, born on 8 July 1796 in Bridgewater,[112] married Nathaniel Shepardson, of Dedham, MA, son of Isaac and Lucy (Wood) Shepardson,[113] as his second wife, on 17 Apr. 1815 in North Bridgewater.[114] He was widower of her sister, Sally Edson. She died, however, on 29 Sept. 1816 in North Bridgewater, aged 21 years,[115] and he remarried to another Sally, who died on 16 Sept. 1843 in North Bridgewater, aged 47 years.[116] He was living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[117] He supposedly died on 18 Nov. 1873 in North Bridgewater, MA.[118]

7. Galen6 Edson, born on 19 Feb. 1800 in Bridgewater,[119] married Mary Ann Oliver on 10 Oct. 1822 in Dorchester, MA.[120] They were living in Dorchester, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a carpenter.[121]

8. Phebe Edson, born on 10 Mar. 1802 in Bridgewater.[122]

9. Melinda6 Edson, born on 12 Mar. 1804 in Bridgewater,[123] married Enos Talbot, of Stoughton, MA, on 25 May 1828 in North Bridgewater.[124] They were living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[125]

e. Martha5 “Mattie/Patty” Edson, born on 3 June 1763 in Bridgewater,[126] baptized on 17 July 1763 in North Bridgewater,[127] married Philip5 Packard, of Plainfield, Hampshire Co., MA, son of George4 and Abigail (Estey) Packard (Jr.), of Bridgewater,[128] on 2 Mar. 1786 in North Bridgewater.[129] He was born on 14 Apr. 1763 in Bridgewater,[130] a grandson of George3 and Mary4 (Edson) Packard.[131] They were living in Plainfield, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[132]

f. Abigail5 Edson, born on 16 Aug. 1765 in Bridgewater,[133] baptized on 13 Oct. 1765 in North Bridgewater,[134] married John Harris, son of Seth and Abiah (Alden) Harris, of Abington, MA,[135] on 20 Dec. 1787 in North Bridgewater.[136] He was born on 27 Sept. 1765 in Abington.[137] They were living in Abington, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[138] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

g. William5 Edson (Jr.), born on 17 Sept. 1767 in Bridgewater,[139] baptized on 1 Nov. 1767 in North Bridgewater,[140] married 1.) Mary Randel on 11 July 1790 in North Bridgewater.[141] She was born ca. 1770,[142] and died on 29 Dec. 1811 in North Bridgewater, aged 41 years.[143] He remarried to 2.) Hannah5 (Packard) Perkins, daughter of Abiah4 and Eunice (Howard) Packard, and widow of Zadock Perkins,[144] on 22 Mar. 1812 in Bridgewater.[145] He was executor of his father’s will in 1800. He died on 24 Sept. 1849 in North Bridgewater, aged 82 years.[146]

h. Jennet5 “Jenny” Edson, born on 2 Mar. 1771,[147] married Seth Kingman, son of Henry and Abigail (White) (Copeland) Kingman (Jr.), of Bridgewater,[148] as his second wife, on 15 Apr. 1811.[149] He was born on 7 July 1757 in Bridgewater,[150] and had married first to (2019) Judith6 Washburn, daughter of (787) Jabez5 and Mary (Sherman) Washburn (Jr.), of Kingston, MA,[151] in 1787.[152] Jenney (Edson) Kingman died on 8 Feb. 1833 in North Bridgewater, aged 62 [sic] years,[153] and Seth Kingman remarried again to Olive Curtis, daughter of Barnabas and (958) Esther (Phinney) Curtis, of North Bridgewater,[154] on 14 Oct. 1833 in North Bridgewater.[155] She was born on 20 Oct. 1776 in Bridgewater,[156] a granddaughter of Pelatiah and (359) Mercy5 (Washburn) Phinney.[157] Seth Kingman died intestate on 18 Feb. 1843 in North Bridgewater, aged 86 years,[158] and his son, Benjamin Kingman, of North Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 4 Apr. 1843.[159] Jenny (Edson) Kingman had one son:[160]

1. Elbridge Kingman, born on 19 Aug. 1812 in North Bridgewater,[161] married Susan C. Crocker, of Randolph, MA, on 13 Apr. 1835.[162] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a shoemaker.[163]

         640    vi   Seth4 Edson, born on 24 Apr. 1726 in Bridgewater,[164] moved to Stafford,[165] Tolland Co., CT, and married Irene Howard in ca. 1749.[166] They moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, after 1765. He was living in Pelham, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[167] and he died on 17 Feb. 1818 in Pelham, MA.[168] She supposedly died in June 1822 in Pelham, MA.[169] They had children:

a. Peter5 Edson, born on 27 Aug. 1750 in Stafford, CT,[170] married Huldah5 Edson, daughter of Timothy4 and Lydia Edson, on 16 Mar. 1775 in Stafford, CT.[171] She was born on 30 July 1750 in Stafford,[172] a granddaughter probably of Timothy3 and Mary4 (Alden) Edson, of East Bridgewater.[173] They were living in Stafford, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[174] He died on 15 Apr. 1826.[175] They had children:

1. John Edson, born on 5 July 1776 in Stafford, CT.[176]

2. Meriam Edson, born on 19 Jan. 1778 in Stafford.[177]

3. Hannah Edson, born on 12 Feb. 1781 in Stafford.[178]

4. Irene Edson, born on 30 June 1784 in Stafford.[179]

5. Minerva Edson, born on 3 May 1789 in Stafford.[180]

b. Levi5 Edson, born on 27 Mar. 1752 in Stafford, CT,[181] married Mary (Blodgett) Washburn, daughter of Daniel and Deborah (Elsworth) Blodget, of Stafford,[182] and widow of (1161) Jacob6 Washburn,[183] on 29 Oct. 1783 in Stafford.[184] She was born on 28 Nov. 1755? in Stafford, CT.[185] They lived in Stafford, and they were living in Stafford, CT, in the 1790 federal census.[186] Levi Edson died on 21 Sept. 1821 in Stafford, CT.[187] They had children:[188]

1. Levi6 Edson, born on 6 Aug. 1784 in Stafford,[189] married Clarissa Moulton.[190]

2. Mary6 “Molly” Edson, born on 28 Aug. 1785 in Stafford,[191] married (___) Gould.[192]

3. Sarah6 Edson, born on 16 Nov. 1787 in Stafford,[193] married Solomon Packard in 1810.[194]

4. Lucy Edson, born on 22 Dec. 1788 in Stafford,[195] presumably died in infancy.

5. Lucy6 Edson, born on 3 May 1791 in Stafford,[196] married (___) Robinson.[197]

6. Huldah6 Edson, born on 7 June 1793 in Stafford,[198] married (___) Richardson.[199]

7. Daniel6 Edson, born on 24 Mar. 1798 in Stafford,[200] married Sarah “Sally” Howe, daughter of Israel and (2545) Hannah7 Robinson (Washburn) Howe (Jr.), of Stafford,[201] on 21 Sept. 1820 in Stafford.[202] She was born on 26 Nov. 1796 in Stafford,[203] a granddaughter of (1138) Lt. Solomon6 and Mary (Warner) Washburn (Jr.), of Stafford.[204] He died on 10 Nov. 1859.[205]

8. Lyman6 Edson, born on 20 Mar. 1800 in Stafford,[206] married Betsey Edwards on 24 Sept. 1823 in Stafford, CT.[207] She was born on 25 Apr. 1808 in Ellington, Tolland Co., CT, and died on 21 Nov. 1879. He died on 24 Nov. 1870 in Somers, Tolland Co., CT.[208]

c. Joanna5 Edson, born on 13 Sept. 1754 in Stafford,[209] married Simeon Heath, son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Scripture) Heath,[210] on 27 Apr. 1780 in Tolland, CT.[211] He was born on 22 Oct. 1753 in Tolland, CT,[212] and they were living in Tolland in the 1790 federal census.[213] They had children:

1. Isaac Heath, born on 3 Sept. 1781 in Tolland, CT,[214] married Lavina Robinson on 24 Mar. 1800 in Tolland, CT,[215] and they moved to Geauga Co., OH.[216]

2. Simeon Heath (Jr.), born on 6 Jan. 1784 in Tolland, CT,[217] married Lucinda Robinson, of Willington, CT, on 4 July 1804 in Tolland, CT,[218] and they also moved to Geauga Co., OH.[219]

3. John Heath, born on 30 Jan. 1786 in Tolland, CT.[220]

4. Reuben Heath, born on 25 Apr. 1788 in Tolland, CT,[221] married Lydia (___) in ca. 1813.[222]

5. Seth Heath, born on 1 Oct. 1790 in Tolland, CT.[223]

6. Oliver Heath, born on 24 Jan. 1793 in Tolland, CT.[224]

7. Daniel Heath, born on 14 Feb. 1795 in Ellington, CT,[225] married Orelia (___) in ca. 1820.[226]

8. Elijah Heath, born on 24 May 1797 in Ellington, CT.[227]

d. Rhoda5 Edson, born on 1 Mar. 1757 in Stafford,[228] married Aaron Heath, son of Benjamin and Amy (Scripture) Heath,[229] on 13 May 1777 in Stafford.[230] He was born supposedly on 22 Oct. 1753 in Tolland, CT.[231] Aaron Heath took the oath of fidelity in Stafford, on 1 May 1780,[232] and they moved to Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., MA. They were living in Sandisfield, MA, in the 1790 federal census, near her brother, Seth Edson.[233] He died on 29 Jan. 1843 in Sandisfield, MA, and she died on 12 Dec. 1843 in Sandisfield.[234] They had children:[235]

1. Jerome/Irene Heath, a daughter, born on 9 Mar. 1778 in Stafford,[236] married Noah Alden on 12 June 1794 in Sandisfield, MA. He died on 10 June 1848 in Howard, Steuben Co., NY.[237]

2. Roxana Heath, born on 14 Jan. 1780 in Stafford,[238] married 1.) (___) Nicholas in ca. 1801, and 2.) possibly Isaac Heath (Jr.), son of Isaac and Mary (Bowdish) Heath, in 1803 in Tyringham, Berkshire Co., MA.[239] He was born supposedly on 31 Jan. 1783 in Tyringham, MA.[240] She died in 1883 in Vestal, Broome Co., NY.[241]

3. Aaron Heath (Jr.), born on 12 Dec. 1782 in Sandisfield, MA, married Mary Sweet. He died, however, on 22 Dec. 1806.[242]

4. Rhoda Heath, born on 17 Aug. 1785 in Sandisfield, MA, married Abner Heath. She died on 25 Dec. 1855.[243]

5. Saloma Heath, born on 6 Oct. 1787 in Sandisfield, MA, married (___) Thompson.[244]

6. Asa Heath, born on 24 Apr. 1790 in Sandisfield, MA, married 1.) Clarissa Clark on 25 July 1816, and 2.) Mercy Cone on 19 Feb. 1827. He died on 27 July 1848.[245]

7. Alva Heath, a son, born on 6 May 1792 in Sandisfield, MA, married Jerusha Hartwell. He died on 4 July 1864.[246]

8. James Heath, born on 4 Apr. 1794 in Sandisfield, MA, married 1.) Orra Stilson, and 2.) Mary Mann.[247]

9. Julia Heath, born on 6 Apr. 1796 in Sandisfield, MA, married (___) Sweet. She died on 14 Nov. 1891.[248]

10. Mary Heath, born on 6 Mar. 1798 in Sandisfield, MA, presumably never married, died on 4 Nov. 1891.[249]

11. Benjamin Heath, born on 4 Nov. 1800 in Sandisfield, MA, died in 1891.[250]

e. Benjamin5 Edson, born on 26 Jan. 1759 in Stafford,[251] married 1.) Dinah Washburn, daughter of (___) Washburn, on 13 Nov. 1783 in Stafford.[252] She died on 25 Apr. 1784 in Stafford,[253] and he remarried to 2.) Anna Johnson on 23 Feb. 1786 in Stafford,[254] and they moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, then back to Stafford, CT, by 1800. She was born on 18 July 1759.[255] Benjamin Edson was living in Ellington, Tolland Co., CT, in the 1790 federal census.[256] He had one daughter by Dinah Washburn, and at least 6 more children by Anna Johnson:

1. Dinah Edson, born on 16 Apr. 1784 in Stafford, CT.[257]

2. Elam Edson, a son, born on 24 May 1789 in Pelham, MA.[258]

3. Irene Edson, born on 26 Sept. 1791 in Pelham.[259]

4. Martin Edson, born on 11 Mar. 1794 in Pelham.[260]

5. Dorcas Edson, born on 20 Jun 1796 in Pelham, MA.[261]

6. Caroline Edson, a daughter, born on 1 Apr. 1802 in Stafford, CT.[262]

7. Freeman Edson, a son, born on 17 Aug. 1804 in Stafford.[263]

f. Seth5 Edson (Jr.), born on 12 Jan. 1761 in Stafford,[264] married Desire Comstock, daughter of Rufus and Mary (Fargo) Comstock, in ca. 1786.[265] They were living in Sandisfield, MA, in the 1790 federal census, near his brother-in-law, Aaron Heath.[266] She died on 19 Dec. 1843 in Windsor, NY, and he died on 12 Oct. 1849.[267] They had children, including:

a. (Probably others born before 1790.)[268]

b. Guy6 Edson, born on 19 Mar. 1794,[269] married Rhoda6 Packard, daughter of Elijah5 and Abigail6 (Packard) Packard, in ca. 1814.[270] She was born on 7 Aug. 1796 in Bridgewater,[271] a granddaughter of Thomas4 and Mary (Howard) Packard, of Bridgewater, MA,[272] and of Jacob5 and Rebecca (French) Packard (Jr.)[273] She died on 14 June 1864 in Readstown, Vernon Co., WI, and he died on 18 Oct. 1883 in Crawford Co., WI.[274]

c. George Edson, born on 6 July 1800 in Pelham, MA.[275]

d. Phebe Edson, born on 3 Sept. 1802 in Pelham.[276]

e. Luther Edson, born on 8 May 1805 in Pelham.[277]

f. Hiram Edson, born on 24 Aug. 1807 in Pelham.[278]

g. Rufus Edson, born on 27 Aug. 1809 in Pelham.[279]

g. Irene “Rene” Edson, a daughter, born on 7 Oct. 1765 in Stafford,[280] died on 5 Aug. 1766 in Stafford, CT.[281]

         641   vii   Ichabod4 Edson, born on 26 Sept. 1728 in Bridgewater,[282] married Jemima4 Packard, daughter of Deacon James3 and Jemima3 (Keith) Packard,[283] on 19 July 1759 in Bridgewater.[284] She was born on 8 Aug. 1729 in Bridgewater,[285] a granddaughter of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard/Haward) Packard, and of Joseph2 and Elizabeth3 (Fobes) Keith.[286] He was executor of his father’s will in 1758. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to the families of his two sons-in-law, and near his brother, William Edson,[287] and he was a witness to the will of his brother William Edson in 1797. She died on 14 Jan. 1803 in North Bridgewater, aged 73 years.[288] He died intestate on 6 July 1811 in North Bridgewater, aged 82 years,[289] and his son-in-law, Thomas Packard, was granted administration of his estate on 5 Aug. 1811.[290] They had 2 daughters:[291]

a. Relief5 Edson, born on 8 Sept. 1761 in Bridgewater,[292] married Oliver5 Packard, son of Jacob4 and Dorothy (Perkins) Packard,[293] on 20 Nov. 1777 in Bridgewater.[294] He was a twin, born on 17 Nov. 1754 in Bridgewater,[295] a grandson of Solomon3 and Susanna (Kingman) Packard.[296] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her father, Ichabod Edson, and her brother-in-law, Thomas Packard.[297] He died before 1843, and she died a widow on 6 July 1843 in North Bridgewater, of old age, aged 82 [sic] years.[298]

b. Joanna5 Edson, born on 20 Apr. 1765 in Bridgewater,[299] married Thomas5 Packard (Jr.), son of (710) Thomas4 and Mary (Howard) Packard,[300] on 19 Oct. 1788 in Bridgewater.[301] He was born on 20 Aug. 1764 in Bridgewater,[302] a grandson of Capt. Abiel3 and (181) Sarah (Ames) Packard.[303] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her father, Ichabod Edson, and her brother-in-law, Oliver Packard.[304] He was administrator of the estate of his father-in-law, Ichabod Edson, in 1811. He died intestate on 18 Dec. 1818 in Bridgewater,[305] and Azor Packard, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 18 Jan. 1819.[306] Joanna (Edson) Packard died testate on 18 Oct. 1838 in North Bridgewater,[307] her will dated 1 Oct. 1838, and probated in Nov. 1838, mentioned her sons Austin Packard and Azor Packard, and she named her son Austin Packard as executor of her estate.[308] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of her will.) They had 2 children:[309]

1. Azor6 Packard, born on 5 Apr. 1790 in Bridgewater,[310] married Nancy6 Howard, daughter of Col. Caleb5 and Silvia (Alger) Howard,[311] on 14 Feb. 1815 in Bridgewater.[312] He was administrator of his father’s estate in 1819, and was mentioned in his mother’s 1838 will, but he was not found in the 1850 federal census in Plymouth Co., MA.

2. Austin6 Packard, born on 15 Jan. 1801 in Bridgewater,[313] graduated from Brown University in 1821, and was an attorney in West Bridgewater.[314] He was executor of his mother’s estate in 1838. He was apparently unmarried and living in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census with the family of Alice Ames.[315]

         642  viii   Ebenezer4 Edson, born on 16 Oct. 1730 in Bridgewater,[316] married Lucy5 Packard, daughter of Seth4 and Mercy (Bryant) Packard,[317] on 7 Nov. 1751 in North Bridgewater.[318] She was born on 26 July 1731 in Bridgewater,[319] a granddaughter of Israel3 and Hannah (Crossman) Packard.[320] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son-in-law, Timothy West.[321] He died testate on 7 Jan. 1829 in North Bridgewater, aged 98 years,[322] his will dated 26 May 1821, and probated on 16 Feb. 1829, mentioned his wife Mary Edson, his daughter Lucy Thayer, his grandsons Alexander Thayer Junior, Benjamin Edson, son of Ebenezer Edson, deceased, Allen Edson, son of Nathan Edson, deceased, Samuel Perkins Junr., son of Levina Perkins, Ebenezer West, son of Zibiah West, and granddaughter Lucy Thayer, daughter of Lucy Thayer, and he named Eliab Whitman as executor of his estate.[323] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will.)They had children:[324]

a. Nathan5 Edson, born on 9 Apr. 1753 in Bridgewater,[325] married Susanna Allen, daughter of Ephraim and Betty (Wood) Allen,[326] on 28 May 1778 in Bridgewater.[327] She was born on 2 Mar. 1761 in Bridgewater,[328] and they moved to Rehoboth, MA. They were living in Rehoboth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[329] He died before the 1821 will of his father.

b. Ebenezer5 Edson (Jr.), born on 5 Sept. 1755 in Bridgewater,[330] married Mary Warren, daughter of (646) Ebenezer and Mary (Nightingale) Warren,[331] in 1790,[332] and they moved to Rehoboth, MA.[333] She was born on 6 June 1748 in Bridgewater,[334] a granddaughter of Joshua and (166) Jane (Orcutt) Warren,[335] and their grandmothers were half-sisters. He also died before the 1821 will of his father.

c. Lucy5 Edson, born on 13 Oct. 1757 in Bridgewater,[336] married Alexander Thayer, of Braintree, MA, on 3 Apr. 1788 in Bridgewater.[337] They were living in Braintree, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[338] Daughter Lucy Thayer was mentioned in the 1821 will of her father.

d. Levina5 Edson, born on 8 Dec. 1760 in Bridgewater,[339] married Samuel Perkins.[340] Grandson Samuel Perkins Junr., son of Levina Perkins, was mentioned in the 1821 will of her father.

e. Peter5 Edson, born ca. 1762, possibly married Rebecca Randell, of Easton, on 16 Sept. 1784 in Easton.[341] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no children of Peter Edson were listed in the 1821 will of his father.

f. Zibia5 Edson, born ca. 1765, married Timothy West on 29 Nov. 1787 in Bridgewater.[342] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her father, Ebenezer Edson.[343] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. Grandson Ebenezer West, son of Zibiah West, was mentioned in the 1821 will of her father.

         643    ix   Joanna4 Edson, born on 9 Sept. 1733 in Bridgewater,[344] married Deacon Isaac Perkins, son of Mark and Dorothy[?] (Whipple) Perkins,[345] on 2 May 1754 in North Bridgewater.[346] He was born ca. 1731,[347] and they settled in the part of Middleborough, MA, called “Titicut.”[348] They were living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census.[349] She died on 11 Dec. 1807 in Middleborough, MA, aged 74 years,[350] and he remarried to Experience Symmes, of Boston, on 24 Jan. 1809 in Boston.[351] He died testate on 3 Feb. 1812 in Middleborough, aged 80 years.[352] His will was dated 4 June 1811, witnessed by Jonathan Crane, Esq., Jared Pratt, and Lydia Crane, and probated on 7 Apr. 1812. He mentioned his wife Experience, whom he named as executrix, son Azel Perkins, who was to inherit his homestead farm after his wife Experience had died, mentioned his “other sons,” and the heirs of his deceased children Abram Perkins, Joanna Shaw, and Sally Demick. His widow, Experience, refused executorship of the will, and asked that his son Azel Perkins be appointed as administrator instead.[353] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.) Joanna (Edson) Perkins had children:[354]

a. Abraham “Abram” Perkins, born on 10 Nov. 1755,[355] baptized on 16 Jan. 1757 in North Bridgewater,[356] married Fear Tomson, daughter of John and Lydia (Wood) Tomson, of Middleborough,[357] on 23 Oct. 1777 in Middleborough.[358] She was born on 6 Nov. 1757 in Middleborough,[359] and they moved to Lyme, Grafton Co., NH, where he was living in the 1790 federal census,[360] but he was not a head of household in Lyme, NH, in the 1800 federal census, and he died before the 4 June 1811 will of his father. No probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, and he presumably died in New Hampshire. They had at least one daughter:[361]

1. Lydia Perkins, born on 2 Feb. 1782 in Lyme, NH, married John Hosford on 15 Mar. 1809 in Thetford, Orange Co., VT. He was born on 16 Dec. 1781 in Thetford, VT, and died on 24 Jan. 1838 in Thetford. She died on 17 Jan. 1836 in Thetford, VT, and they were both buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Thetford.[362]

2. (Probably others)[363]

b. Isaac Perkins (Jr.), born on 20 Feb. 1757,[364] baptized on 10 Apr. 1757 in North Bridgewater,[365] possibly married Olive Leonard, daughter of Zebulon and Hannah (Miller) Leonard,[366] of Middleborough, in ca. 1778.[367] She was born on 5 June 1756 in Middleborough,[368] a granddaughter of Elkanah and Elizabeth (Tisdale) Leonard, Esq., of Middleborough.[369] He may have been the “Isaac Perkins 2d” living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census.[370] She possibly died by 1793, and he may have been the Mr. Isaac Perkins who married Miss Darcus Austin of Middleborough, in 1793.[371] No death or probate records were found for them in Middleborough.

c. Joanna Perkins, born on 8 Jan. 1761,[372] baptized on 31 Jan. 1761 in North Bridgewater,[373] married Dan Shaw, son of William and Hannah (West) Shaw, of North Bridgewater,[374] on 30 Mar. 1780 in Middleborough.[375] He was born on 15 Nov. 1758 in Bridgewater,[376] served as a private in the Revolutionary War, and they supposedly moved to Lyme, Grafton Co., NH,[377] but he was not a head of household in Lyme, NH, in the 1790 federal census. She died before the 4 June 1811 will of her father, and he supposedly died on 14 Nov. 1814.[378] They supposedly had children:[379]

1. Asa Shaw, baptized on 12 Apr. 1789 in North Bridgewater.[380]

2. Abraham Perkins Shaw, born on 22 June 1791 in Lyme, Grafton Co., NH, married Mary Jenkins on 20 June 1813.[381]

3. Polycarpus Shaw, born on 25 Feb. 1797, supposedly died on 1 Feb. 1849 in IN.[382]

4. Mandana Shaw, born on 9 Apr. 1799, died on 6 June 1801.[383]

5. (Possibly others)

d. Jacob Perkins, born on 21 Sept. 1763,[384] baptized on 25 Sept. 1763 in North Bridgewater,[385] married 1.) (1060) Abigail5 Leonard, of Middleborough, daughter of (380) Samuel4 and Lydia (Besse) Leonard,[386] on 2 Oct. 1788 in Middleborough.[387] She was a granddaughter of Josiah3 and (114) Abigail4 (Washburn) Leonard, of Bridgewater. He was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, and may have been living with his father or brother in Middleborough in 1790. She supposedly died on 20 Feb. 1810 in “Titicut Parish,” Middleborough,[388] and he remarried to 2.) Keziah Reed, of Middleborough, on 20 Apr. 1820 in Middleborough.[389] They were living in Middleborough in the 1820,[390] 1830,[391] and 1840 federal censuses,[392] where he was a farmer. She supposedly died on 10 July 1844 in “Titicut Parish,” Middleborough,[393] and Jacob Perkins died intestate on 6 Aug. 1846 in Titicut, MA, aged 82 years.[394] Jacob L. Perkins, the sole heir, was granted administration of his estate on 6 Oct. 1846, with Elijah E. Perkins and Abraham Perkins as his sureties.[395] (See the family of Abigail Leonard for his children.)

e. Azel Perkins, born on 14 July 1766 in Middleborough,[396] married 1.) Lucretia6 Eaton, daughter of Deacon Elijah5 and Sarah (Shaw) Eaton, of Middleborough,[397] on 24 Mar. 1789 in Middleborough.[398] She was born ca. 1766 in Middleborough,[399] and the will of Deacon Elijah Eaton, dated 31 Oct. 1825, and probated on 11 Apr. 1831, mentioned his daughter Lucretia Perkins, and the children of Azel Perkins, “who married my daughter.”[400] Azel Perkins was named administrator of his father’s will in 1812, after his stepmother refused the executorship. Lucretia (Eaton) Perkins died on 10 Dec. 1838 in Middleborough, aged 72 years,[401] and he remarried to 2.) (1321) Chloe6 (Richmond) Lyon, daughter of Job5 and (434) Jane5 “Jenny” (Washburn) Richmond, and widow of Vinal Lyon, of Middleborough, on 4 Sept. 1839 in Middleborough.[402] They were living in Middleborough in the 1830,[403] and 1840 federal censuses, where he was a farmer,[404] and Azel was still living in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census, with the family of his son, Abraham Perkins. Chloe (Richmond) (Lyon) Perkins supposedly died in ca. 1852,[405] but she was not listed with Azel Perkins in the 1850 federal census. He died testate on 23 Aug. 1853 in Middleborough, aged 87 years,[406] his will dated 6 Feb. 1840, and probated in Nov. 1853, mentioned his wife Chloe, the heirs of his son Adna Perkins, namely Joanna P. Balch and Lucretia P. Ruggles; the heirs of his son Daniel Perkins, namely Daniel H. Perkins, Harriet Jane Perkins, Azel Perkins, Isaac N. Perkins, Sarah Perkins, and Hannah Perkins; Sarah S. P. Keith, Elijah E. Perkins, and Abraham Perkins, whom he named as executor of his estate.[407] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.) He had children by Lucretia Eaton:

1. Adna Perkins, a son, born on 22 Dec. 1789 in Middleborough,[408] marriage not found.[409]

2. Sally Perkins, born on 29 Nov. 1791 in Middleborough,[410] supposedly died on 23 Aug. 1794.[411]

3. Abraham Perkins, born on 17 May 1794 in Middleborough,[412] died young, supposedly on 20 June 1794.[413]

4. (Unnamed son), born in Apr. 1795 in Middleborough, died “the same year without a name.”[414]

5. (Unnamed son), born in May 1796 in Middleborough, also died “the same year without a name.”[415]

6. Daniel Perkins, born on 30 Sept. 1797 in Middleborough,[416] married Lydia Keith, daughter of Capt. Seth and Hannah (Cole) (Keith) Keith, of Titicut,[417] on 1 Sept. 1822 in Middleborough.[418] She was born on 17 Oct. 1794 in Bridgewater.[419] He was an “excellent bass singer” accord­ing to his death record, and he died on 28 Nov. 1835 in Middleborough, aged 38 years.[420] She was still living in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census,[421] and she died on 27 May 1853 in Middleborough, aged 58 years.[422]

7. Joanna Perkins, born on 23 Sept. 1799 in Middleborough, died on 18 Feb. 1814 in Middleborough.[423]

8. Sarah Shaw Perkins, born on 23 May 1802 in Middleborough,[424] married John A. Keith, of Middleborough, son of Capt. Seth and Hannah (Cole) (Keith) Keith, of Titicut,[425] on 23 May 1820 in Middleborough.[426] He was born on 4 Dec. 1798 in Bridgewater.[427] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1830 federal census, near the family of her father,[428] and in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a laborer,[429] in the 1855 state census, where he was a “furnaceman,”[430] and in the 1865 state census, where he was a “moulder.”[431] He died on 10 Aug. 1865 in Middleborough, aged 67 years.[432]

9. Elijah Eaton Perkins, born on 22 July 1804 in Middleborough,[433] married Eliza­beth Eddy Hall, daughter of Asa and Lucy (Leach) Hall,[434] on 2 Dec. 1833.[435] She was born on 9 July 1813.[436] He was co-executor of the will of his grandfather, Elijah Eaton, in 1831, at which time he was described as a “trader.” They were living in Middleborough in the 1840 federal census, next door to his brother Abraham Perkins and his father,[437] 1850 federal census, where he was a manufacturer,[438] in the 1855 state census, next door to his brother Abraham Perkins,[439] and 1865 state censuses, where he was a shoe manufacturer.[440] She supposedly died in 1892, and he supposedly died in 1897.[441]

10. Abraham Perkins, born on 10 Apr. 1807 in Middleborough,[442] married Hannah S. Hathaway, of Middleborough, on 6 Mar. 1833 in Middleborough.[443] She was born ca. 1807 in MA.[444] They were living in Middleborough in the 1840 federal census, next door to his father,[445] and the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer, and his father was living with them,[446] in the 1855 state census, next door to his brother Elijah E. Perkins,[447] and the 1865 state census, where he was a farmer.[448] She supposedly died on 10 Feb. 1870, and he supposedly died on 7 June 1872.[449]

11. Azel Perkins (Jr.), born on 2 July 1811 in Middleborough,[450] died on 3 Dec. 1825 in Middleborough, aged 14 years.[451]

f. Asa Perkins, born on 6 Dec. 1768 in Middleborough,[452] married Deborah Leonard, daughter of Capt. Zadock and (1328) Deborah4 (Keith) Leonard, of Middleborough,[453] in 1793.[454] She was born on 29 July 1774 in Middleborough,[455] a granddaughter of (436) James3 and Lydia (Jackson) Keith, of Bridgewater.[456] Children not found.

g. Sarah “Sally” Perkins, born on 29 Nov. 1771 in Middleborough,[457] married (___) Dimick.[458] She died before the 4 June 1811 will of her father.

h. Anne Perkins, born on 23 Jan. 1775 in Middleborough,[459] marriage not found. She may have died unmarried before the will of her father on 4 June 1811, since she is not mentioned in his will.

i. Dr. Cyrus Perkins, born on 4 Sept. 1778 in Middleborough,[460] supposedly married Abigail “Abby” Smith, daughter of Rev. John and Mary (Cleveland) Smith, on 4 Sept. 1800 in Hanover, Grafton Co., NH.[461] She was born on 14 Dec. 1781 in Hanover, NH.[462] He was a physician in New York City, a professor at Dartmouth College, and was appointed Surgeon General of New York State. He died on 24 Apr. 1849 in Rossville, Richmond Co., Staten Island, NY, aged 70 years, 4 months, and she died on 28 Sept. 1870 in Goshen, Orange Co., NY.[463] They supposedly had one son:

1. Dr. Henry Perkins, born on 21 Dec. 1804 in Boston, MA, married Sarah Jones on 2 June 1829 in Geneseo, Livingston Co., NY, but he died on 6 Nov. 1830 in New York City, NY.[464]

         644     x   Abigail4 Edson, born on 22 Mar. 1736 in Bridgewater,[465] married Josiah Perkins, son of Mark and Dorothy[?] (Whipple) Perkins, of North Bridgewater,[466] on 17 Aug. 1755 in North Bridgewater.[467] He was born ca. 1726,[468] and they were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son, Josiah Perkins, Jr.[469] He died testate on 2 Aug. 1798 in North Bridgewater, aged 72 years.[470] His will was dated 12 Dec. 1796, and probated on 3 Dec. 1798. He named his wife Abigail, to whom he left the use of half the homestead farm and a piece of land adjoining that of Simeon Packard; unmarried daughters Sarah Perkins and Sylve Perkins, who were allowed to live on the homestead until they marry, and received legacies of $150 each; second son Josiah Perkins and fourth son Shephard Perkins, who were named co-executors, with Shephard inheriting the homestead farm and Josiah swamp land; sons Mark Perkins, $20, Benjamin Perkins, $90, and Jacob Perkins, $100; and daughters Mehitabel Ames and Abigail Hayward, $15 each. Witnesses were Issacher Snell, Simeon Keith, and Joseph Snell. Mark Perkins, gentleman, and Simeon Keith, yeomen, were bondsmen for the executors.[471] (See Appendix [I] for a full transcription of his will.) Abigail (Edson) Perkins died on 11 Sept. 1825 in North Bridgewater, aged 90 [sic] years.[472] They had children:[473]

a. Mehitabel Perkins, born on 20 Aug. 1756 in Bridgewater,[474] married (724) Daniel Ames (Jr.), son of (185) Daniel and Hannah (Keith) Ames,[475] on 7 Mar. 1780 in North Bridgewater.[476] He was born on 8 Feb. 1750/1 in Bridgewater,[477] a grandson of John and (66) Sarah3 (Washburn) Ames (Jr.), of Bridgewater.[478] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[479] He died on 16 Nov. 1821 in North Bridgewater, aged 70 years,[480] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. She died a widow on 7 Aug. 1833 in North Bridgewater, aged 76 years.[481] (See the family of Daniel Ames for her children.)

b. Abigail Perkins, born on 25 Dec. 1758 in Bridgewater,[482] married Benjamin5 Hayward (Jr.), son of Benjamin4 and Sarah4 (Cary) Hayward,[483] on 25 Dec. 1777 in North Bridgewater.[484] He was born on 13 Jan. 1754 in Bridgewater,[485] a grandson of Joseph3 and Mehitabel (Dunham) Hayward, and of Deacon Recompense3 and Mary (Crossman) Cary.[486] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[487]

c. Ensign Mark Perkins, born on 19 Dec. 1760 in Bridgewater,[488] married (2427) Tabitha7 Washburn, daughter of (927) Jeremiah6 and Charity (Pratt) Washburn,[489] on 17 Oct. 1784 in North Bridgewater.[490] She was born on 28 Jan. 1758 in Bridgewater,[491] a granddaughter of (354) Capt. Joseph5 and Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn, of Bridgewater.[492] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[493] (See the family of Jeremiah Washburn in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

d. Josiah Perkins (Jr.), born on 9 Oct. 1762 in Bridgewater,[494] called “second son” in his father’s will, married Anna Reynolds, daughter of Jonas and Anna (Perkins) Reynolds,[495] on 14 Jan. 1790 in North Bridgewater.[496] She was born on 27 Nov. 1769 in Bridgewater.[497] He was co-executor of his father’s will. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his parents.[498] She died on 18 June 1846 in North Bridgewater, aged 76 years, 6 months, 21 days, of “dyspepsia.”[499] He died on 7 Sept. 1848 in North Bridgewater, aged 85 years, 11 months, 2 days.[500]

e. Sarah Perkins, born on 7 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater,[501] was unmarried when her father wrote his will in 1796, marriage not found. She was still living with her parents in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census, and was evidently still living with her parents when her father died in 1798. She may have been the Sarah Perkins who died on 1 Nov. 1825 in North Bridgewater, aged 60 [sic] years.[502]

f. Benjamin Perkins, born on 5 Jan. 1768 in Bridgewater,[503] married (2431) Hannah7 Washburn, daughter of (927) Jeremiah6 and Charity (Pratt) Washburn,[504] on 24 May 1789 in North Bridgewater,[505] and they moved to Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME, by 1802. She was born on 14 Nov. 1767 in Bridgewater,[506] a granddaughter of (354) Capt. Joseph5 and Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn, of Bridgewater.[507] (See the family of Jeremiah Washburn in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

g. Silva Perkins, born on 30 Sept. 1769 in Bridgewater,[508] was unmarried when her father wrote his will in 1796, marriage not found. She was living with her parents in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census, and was evidently still living with her parents when her father died in 1798.

h. Shephard Perkins, born ca. 1772,[509] called “fourth son” in his father’s will, married Rachel Perkins, his first cousin, daughter of Capt. Jesse and Susanna (Field) Perkins,[510] on 25 June 1797 in North Bridgewater.[511] She was born on 11 Apr. 1776 in Bridgewater,[512] a granddaughter also of Mark and Dorothy[?] (Whipple) Perkins.[513] He was co-executor of his father’s will, and inherited the homestead farm in North Bridgewater. He died on 3 July 1817 in North Bridgewater, aged 45 years,[514] and she died on 23 June 1823 in North Bridgewater, aged 47 years.[515]

i. Jacob Perkins, born, say 1775,[516] mentioned in his father’s will, moved to Springfield, MA.[517]

 

 

(164.) Elisabeth Orcutt, second daughter of (64) Jane3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in ca. 1695,[518] married Ebenezer French, son of Joseph and Experience (Foster) French,[519] of Taunton, MA, on 31 Jan. 1716/17 in Bridgewater.[520] He was born on 27 June 1682 in Taunton, MA.[521] The will of Joseph French, of Taunton, dated 24 Apr. 1694, and probated on 3 July 1694, mentioned his wife Experience, sons Joseph, John, Nathaniel, Jacob, Ebenezer, and Jonathan French, and daughter Elisabeth, wife of James Philips.[522]

         Ebenezer French died testate in 1725 in Taunton. His will was dated 22 May 1725, and Elezebeth French, his widow, was named executor of his estate on 15 July 1725.[523] In addition to wife Elezebeth, he mentioned his eldest son Ebenezer French, sons Jacob and William French, three daughters Mehetibel, Elezebeth and Jane, and “the Child my wife is now big with.” Witnesses were Seth Williams, John French, and Samuel Phillips, and his estate was appraised by Samuel Williams, John Mason, and Benjamin Wilbore.[524] Elisabeth (Orcutt) French may have been the unnamed “widow French” who died on 14 July 1750 in Bridgewater,[525] but no probate records were found for her in Plymouth County.

         Elisabeth Orcutt and Ebenezer French had children,[526] order uncertain:

                    i   Ebenezer French (Jr.), born say 1717, probably in Taunton, called “eldest son” in his father’s will.

                   ii   Mehitabel French, born say ca. 1719, probably in Taunton, probably married Joseph Pratt (4th), son of Joseph and Lydia (Leonard) Pratt[527] (3rd), on 12 Sept. 1738 in Bridgewater.[528] Children not found.

         645    iii   Elisabeth French, born ca. 1720,[529] probably in Taunton, married Jonathan Pratt, son of Joseph and Lydia (Leonard) Pratt[530] (3rd), on 11 Nov. 1740 in Bridgewater.[531] He was born ca. 1720,[532] a grandson of Joseph and Sarah (Benson) Pratt (Jr.), of Weymouth.[533] He died testate on 13 Mar. 1775 in Bridgewater, aged 54 years.[534] His will was dated 20 Feb. 1775, witnessed by Joshua Alden, Jeremiah Washburn, and Jonathan Leonard, and was probated on 3 Apr. 1775. He mentioned his wife Elizabeth, son Cornelius Pratt, sons Jeremiah and Ebenezar Pratt, and daughters Lucy and Elizabeth Pratt. He named his son Ebenezar Pratt as executor of his estate, but Ebenezar declined the executorship, and his son Jeremiah Pratt was named as administrator of the estate. (See Appendix [J] for a full transcription of his will.) She died on 21 Dec. 1794 in Bridgewater, aged 74 years.[535] They had children:[536]

a. Jonathan Pratt (Jr.), born on 6 July 1741 in Bridgewater,[537] probably died young, not named in the 1775 will of his father.

b. Lucy Pratt, born on 26 Jan. 1743 in Bridgewater,[538] was still living and presumably unmarried in 1775 when her father wrote his will.

c. Ebenezer Pratt, born on 21 Dec. 1744 in Bridgewater,[539] died on 7 Feb. 1745 in Bridgewater.[540]

d. Ebenezer Pratt, born on 17 Dec. 1745 in Bridgewater,[541] died on 28 May 1750 in Bridgewater.[542]

e. Lt. Cornelius Pratt, born on 3 Feb. 1748 in Bridgewater,[543] married (1757) Martha Leonard, daughter of Jonathan and (538) Martha5 (Washburn) Leonard,[544] in ca. 1787.[545] She was born on 27 Mar. 1759 in Bridgewater,[546] a granddaughter of (141) Benjamin4 and Martha (Kingman) Washburn, of Bridgewater.[547] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[548] He died on 21 Sept. 1822 in Bridgewater, aged 74 years, of “general debility.”[549] She died a widow on 9 Jan. 1845 in Bridgewater, aged 85 years.[550] (See the family of Martha (Washburn) Leonard in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

f. Elisabeth Pratt, born on 25 Jan. 1751 in Bridgewater,[551] married Anderaus/Andreas/Andrew Veneca/Vinaca/Vinacea on 10 Mar. 1778 in Bridgewater,[552] and moved to South Brimfield, (now Wales), Hampshire (now Hampden) Co., MA.[553] They were living in South Brimfield, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her brother, Ebenezer Pratt.[554]

g. Jeremiah Pratt, born on 24 Jan. 1753 in Bridgewater,[555] married Anna Bolton, daughter of John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Hayward) Bolton (Jr.),[556] on 27 Nov. 1777 in Bridgewater.[557] She was born on 2 Apr. 1754 in Bridgewater.[558] He was administrator of his father’s estate in 1775. He was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

h. Ebenezer Pratt, born on 13 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater,[559] married Charity Besse, daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah Besse,[560] in ca. 1780.[561] He was named as executor of his father’s will in 1775, but he declined in favor of his brother, Jeremiah Pratt. They were also living in South Brimfield, (now Wales) Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Andrew Vineca.[562]

                  iv   Jacob French, named in his father’s will.

                   v   William French, named in his father’s will.

                  vi   Jane French, named in her father’s will.

 

 

(166.) Jane Orcutt, daughter of William Orcutt (Jr.), by his second wife, Hannah Smith, not a Washburn descendant, born in Bridgewater, MA, in ca. 1703,[563] married Joshua Warren, of North Bridgewater, on 10 May 1725 in West Bridgewater, MA.[564] He was not a descendant of Richard Warren of the “Mayflower.”[565]

         Joshua Warren died testate in 1775 in Bridgewater. His will was dated 29 May 1772, witnessed by David Edson, Josiah Edson, and Betty Allen, and probated on 1 Apr. 1776. He named his wife, Jane, as sole executrix, and also mentioned his sons Ebenezar and Ezra, and his grandchildren Joshua, John, and Azubah, the children of his deceased son Joshua. His inventory was appraised by David Edson, Isaac Fuller, and Edward Southworth, on 24 Apr. 1776.[566] (See Appendix [K] for a full transcription of his will.)

         Jane Orcutt and Joshua Warren had children:[567]

         646      i   Ebenezer Warren, born in 1725, baptized on 27 Mar. 1725 in the First Church of West Bridgewater,[568] married Mary Nightingale on 19 Oct. 1747 in North Bridgewater.[569] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother Ezra Warren.[570] He died on 20 Jan. 1794 in North Bridgewater, aged 68 years,[571] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They had children:[572]

a. Mary Warren, born on 6 June 1748 in Bridgewater,[573] married Ebenezer5 Edson (Jr.), son of (642) Ebenezer4 and Lucy5 (Packard) Edson,[574] in 1790,[575] and they moved to Rehoboth, MA.[576] He was born on 5 Sept. 1755 in Bridgewater.[577]

b. Jane Warren, born on 22 Apr. 1750 in Bridgewater,[578] married Seth Wentworth, of Stoughton, MA, son of Amariah and Rebeckah (Shepard) Wentworth,[579] on 7 Nov. 1776 in North Bridgewater.[580] He was born on 7 Apr. 1752 in Stoughton.[581] They were living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[582]

c. Susanna Warren, born on 24 Jan. 1752 in Bridgewater,[583] married Lt. Seth Harris Jr., son of Seth and Abiah (Alden) Harris, of Abington,[584] in Apr. 1776 in North Bridgewater.[585] He was born on 20 Sept. 1752 in Abington.[586] They were living in Abington, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[587] but he died testate on 18 Mar. 1792 in North Bridgewater, aged 39 years,[588] his will dated 28 Feb. 1791, and probated on 4 Apr. 1792, mentioned his wife Susanna Harris, his son Seth Harris, his three oldest daughters, Susanna Harris, Olive Harris, and Rhoda Harris, his son Martin Harris, and his younger daughters Abiah Harris and Polly Harris, and he named Deacon Daniel Shaw, of Abington, as executor of his estate.[589] (See Appendix [L] for a full transcription of his will.) Guardians were appointed in 1792 for his children Abiah, Martin, Olive, Polly, Rhoda, Seth, and Susanna Harris.[590]

d. Sarah Warren, born on 28 Sept. 1754 in Bridgewater,[591] married Nathan Billings, son of Stephen and Bette (Kinney) Billings (Jr.), of Stoughton, MA,[592] on 19 Aug. 1778 in North Bridgewater.[593] He was born on 14 Nov. 1756 in Stoughton.[594] They were living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[595]

e. Ebenezer Warren (Jr.), born on 24 Feb. 1757 in Bridgewater,[596] married Eunice Warren, his first cousin, daughter of (648) Ezra and Mary (Phillips) Warren,[597] on 9 May 1776 in North Bridgewater.[598] She was born on 23 Dec. 1754 in Bridgewater.[599] He was not listed as a head of household in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, but he died intestate on 17 Jan. 1824 in North Bridgewater, aged 66 years.[600] Simeon Warren, of Abington, cordwainer, was granted administration of his estate on 2 Mar. 1824, and his inventory was appraised on 8 Mar. 1824 by Abel Kingman, Eliphalet Kingman, and Benjamin Ames.[601]

f. Simeon Warren, born on 1 Apr. 1759 in Bridgewater,[602] died on 7 Mar. 1760 in Bridgewater.[603]

g. Jemima Warren, born on 23 Apr. 1761 in Bridgewater,[604] married (___) Whiting.[605]

h. Lydia Warren, born on 13 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater,[606] never married, died on 31 Jan. 1824 in Bridgewater, a town pauper, of insanity.[607]

i. Joshua Warren, born on 21 Feb. 1766 in Bridgewater,[608] moved to Lyme, Grafton Co., NH.[609] He was a single man living in Lyme, NH, in the 1790 federal census.[610]

         647     ii   Hannah Warren, born in 1728, baptized on 31 Mar. 1727/8 in the First Church of West Bridge­water,[611] never married, probably died before the 1772 will of her father.

         648    iii   Ezra Warren, born in 1730, baptized on 13 Dec. 1730 in the First Church of West Bridgewater,[612] married 1.) Mary Phillips, possibly daughter of William and Hannah (Pryor) Phillips,[613] on 13 Jan. 1752 in Bridgewater.[614] She died by 1759, and he remarried to 2.) Mercy4 Packard, daughter of Zacheus3 and Mercy4 (Alden) Packard (Jr.),[615] in 1759.[616] She was born probably ca. 1738,[617] a granddaughter of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard/Haward) Packard, and of Isaac3 and Mehitabel (Allen) Alden, of East Bridgewater,[618] and she died on 31 Dec. 1775 in North Bridgewater, aged 27 [sic] years.[619] He remarried again to 3.) Lucie Tirrell, a widow, of Abington, MA, on 12 Sept. 1776 in Abington.[620] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother Ebenezer Warren.[621] Ezra Warren died intestate in 1791 in Bridgewater.[622] He had 3 children by Mary Phillips, 9 children by Mercy Packard, and one more daughter by Lucie Tirrell:[623]

a. Hannah Warren, born on 1 Mar. 1753 in Bridgewater,[624] married Archippus Taylor on 27 Oct. 1778 in North Bridgewater.[625] They were living in Pembroke, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[626] where he was a farmer. He died intestate in 1802 in Pembroke, MA, and his son Archippus Taylor (Jr.) was granted administration of his estate on 6 Dec. 1802.[627] She died after 1810, when her dower from the estate of her late husband, Archippus Taylor, was set aside for her.[628]

b. Eunice Warren, born on 23 Dec. 1754 in Bridgewater,[629] married Ebenezer Warren (Jr.), her first cousin, son of (646) Ebenezer and Mary (Nightingale) Warren,[630] on 9 May 1776 in North Bridgewater.[631] He was born on 24 Feb. 1757 in Bridgewater,[632] and he died intestate on 17 Jan. 1824 in North Bridgewater, aged 66 years.[633]

c. Nathan Warren, born on 23 Sept. 1756 in Bridgewater,[634] died on 12 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater.[635]

d. Ezra Warren (Jr.), born on 31 Aug. 1758 in Bridgewater,[636] married Zibeah Tirrell, of Pembroke, in ca. 1779,[637] and supposedly moved to Maine.[638]

e. Phillips Warren, born on 21 Sept. 1760 in Bridgewater,[639] presumably also moved to Maine.[640]

f. Nathan Warren, born on 27 Sept. 1762 in Bridgewater,[641] married Lucy Tirrell on 12 June 1783 in North Bridgewater,[642] and moved to Maine.

g. Benjamin Warren, born on 4 Sept. 1764 in Bridgewater,[643] died in Sept. 1768 in Bridgewater.[644]

h. Sarah Warren, born on 3 Mar. 1767 in Bridgewater,[645] married Silvanus Burr, of Easton, son of Seth and (606) Charity5 (Packard) Burr, of Bridgewater,[646] on 23 Dec. 1790 in North Bridgewater.[647] He was born on 28 Jan. 1765 in Bridgewater,[648] a grandson of John and Silence3 (Howard) Burr (Jr.), of Bridgewater, and of Samuel4 and (155) Susanna (Kinsley) Packard (4th).[649]

i. Benjamin Warren, born on 28 Feb. 1769 in Bridgewater,[650] presumably also moved to Maine.[651]

j. Mercy Warren, born on 20 June 1771 in Bridgewater,[652] married James K. Loring, son of James and Jane (Kingman) Loring,[653] on 27 Nov. 1800 in North Bridgewater.[654] He was born ca. 1772.[655] She died on 29 July 1808 in North Bridgewater, aged 37 years,[656] and he remarried to (2827) Jennet Whitman, daughter of Amos and (1190) Anna6 (Washburn) Whitman,[657] on 4 June 1809 in North Bridgewater.[658] She was born in 1782,[659] and died on 1 Oct. 1831 in North Bridgewater, aged 50 years.[660] James K. Loring died on 22 Dec. 1842 in North Bridgewater, aged 70 years,[661] but no probate records were found for him.

k. Mary “Molly” Warren, born on 15 July 1773 in Bridgewater.[662]

l. Artemas Warren,[663] born ca. 1775, presumably also moved to Maine.[664]

m. Jennet Warren[665]

         649    iv   Mary “Molly” Warren, born in 1733, baptized on 29 July 1733 in the First Church of West Bridgewater,[666] never married, probably died before the 1772 will of her father.

         650     v   Sarah Warren, born in 1736, baptized in Mar. 1736 in the First Church of West Bridgewater,[667] never married, probably also died before the 1772 will of her father.

         651    vi   Joshua Warren (Jr.), born on 26 Sept. 1738 in Bridgewater,[668] baptized on 25 Mar. 1739 in the First Church of West Bridgewater,[669] married (1411) Rebecca Leach, daughter of Timothy and (456) Sarah (Leach) Leach,[670] on 8 July 1760 in Bridgewater.[671] She was born on 24 July 1733 in Bridgewater,[672] a granddaughter of John and Alice Leach, and of Benjamin, Esq., and (129) Hephzibah4 (Washburn) Leach.[673] He died before the 1772 will of his father, but no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They had children:[674]

a. Joshua Warren (3rd), born on 26 Sept. 1761 in Bridgewater,[675] was still living in 1772 when his grandfather Joshua Warren wrote his will.

b. Azubah Warren, baptized on 10 June 1764 in the First Congregational Church of North Bridgewater,[676] supposedly married (___) Slade.[677]

c. John Warren, born on 11 May 1766 in Bridgewater,[678] married Mary Jenkins in 1794.[679] He supposedly died on 30 Aug. 1847 in Southfield, Oakland Co., MI.[680]

d. William Warren,[681] born say 1768 in Bridgewater, probably died before the 1772 will of his grandfather, Joshua Warren.

e. Ruby Warren,[682] born say 1770 in Bridgewater, probably died before the 1772 will of her grandfather, Joshua Warren.

 

 

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    [1] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1715 and the birth of her last child in 1736.

    [2] Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12,” Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 276. Mary Turner was Joseph Edson’s second wife, and they were married on 2 Nov. 1686 in Bridgewater, which means that Benjamin Edson must have been born in 1687 or later to have been a son of Mary Turner.

    [3] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 2, p. 269.

    [4] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 151. Susanna Orcutt, wife of Samuel Edson, was, I assume, a sister of William Orcutt (Jr.), father of Joanna Orcutt, but Mitchell is not clear on that point. If so, Benjamin Edson would have been a first cousin once removed of Joanna Orcutt.

    [5] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 463.

    [6] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7101, Vol. 15, p. 25-26, the abstract from MF5G: Cooke, p. 276. Wood, in his abstract in MF5G: Cooke, p. 276, is uncertain about the year of the will, whether it was written in 1753 or 1758. It must have been written in 1753, since both daughters Joanna and Abigail were listed with their maiden surnames in the will, and both were married by 1758. It also proves, since son Peter was not named in the will, that Peter’s death must have been before 1753, not in 1756, as listed in the Brockton VRs.

    [7] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152, says they had Benjamin 1715, Nathan 1718, Peter 1720, Jacob 1722, William 1724, Seth 1726, Ichabod 1728, Ebenezer 1730, Joanna 1733, and Abigail 1736.

    [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

    [9] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 312.

    [10] Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1912, [hereinafter Abington VRs], Vol. 2, p. 69, both “of Bridgewater.”

    [11] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 312, but her birth was not recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater or Abington.

    [12] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 312.

    [13] As indicated in Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152.

    [14] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152, says they had one son Jacob, who removed to Pelham.

    [15] Calculated from the date of his parents’ marriage on 1 Oct. 1739, and the date of his marriage on 14 May 1759.

    [16] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254.

    [17] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 198; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 123. Brockton was originally called North Bridgewater.

    [18] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152.

    [19] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 239.

    [20] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 100.

    [21] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. 5, p. 228.

    [22] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152, says they had Benjamin 1759, Anna 1761, Betty 1764, Jacob 1765, Abiel 1768, Simeon 1770, Sarah 1772, Eurene 1775, and Levi 1778.

    [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 100.

    [24] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [25] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 100.

    [26] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [27] Vital Records of Pelham, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1902, [hereinafter Pelham VRs], p. 106, marriage intentions recorded 10 Nov. 1781 in Pelham.

    [28] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 100.

    [29] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [30] Pelham VRs, p. 106.

    [31] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 102.

    [32] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [33] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

    [34] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [35] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107.

    [36] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

    [37] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 15 July 2002 by Rikki.

    [38] Tilton, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs], p. 158, taken from Vol. 2, p. 24, of the Stafford Town Records; Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 23, from p. 66 of the transcripts from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #1319712, neither of which give the name of the child born, her name from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 15 July 2002 by Rikki, taken from Wallbridge, William Gedney, Descendants of Henry Wallbridge who married Anna Amos, Litchfield, CT, 1898.

    [39] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 327.

    [40] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [41] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

    [42] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

    [43] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [44] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 104.

    [45] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [46] Pelham VRs, p. 35.

    [47] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [48] Not mentioned in his father’s will.

    [49] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [50] Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, reprint, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 247, which says that all the sons of Edward and Bridget Southworth settled in Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 305, which says that the sons of Edward Southworth settled in North Bridgewater; Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: James Chilton of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], p. 109-110.

    [51] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125; Brockton VRs, p. 199.

    [52] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 33.

    [53] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 247; MF5G: Chilton, p. 35-36.

    [54] Per Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152.

    [55] Brockton VRs, p. 326, which gives the date of his death as 1756, buried in Main Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton). The 1756 year must be incorrect, because it does not agree with his age at death, his will was probated in 1750, and because he was not listed in the 1753 will of his father.

    [56] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7148, Vol. 12, p. 109, FHL microfilm #0551539.

    [57] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152.

    [58] Brockton VRs, p. 199.

    [59] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

    [60] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 151; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 243, lists her as Experience [Holbrook/?Field].

    [61] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 122, marriage of David Edson and Susannah Gannitt on 1 Jan. 1746 in Bridgewater.

    [62] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Leach Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [63] Norton VRs, p. 188, marriage of William Bassit Jr. and Lydia Fisher on 16 Mar. 1748 in Norton; p. 357, death of William Bassett Jr. on 13 Dec. 1776, in 50th year, from his gravestone.

    [64] Norton VRs, p. 229. He was called “Dr.” David Edson in the published Norton marriage record, but the title probably was intented to mean “Deacon.”

    [65] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Leach Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [66] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7106, Vol. 35, p. 461-462.

    [67] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 102.

    [68] Not mentioned in his father’s will.

    [69] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107.

    [70] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192-193.

    [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127; Brockton VRs, p. 199.

    [72] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 139.

    [73] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192, which gives his wife’s name as Sarah Latham, but corrected to Susanna Latham in Libby, Charles Thornton, Mary Chilton’s Title to Celebrity, Boston, 1926, reprint, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1978, p. 11-12; MF5G: Chilton, pp. 14, 30.

    [74] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 207.

    [75] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Wm Edson household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older and 4 free white females.

    [76] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton); Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7161.

    [77] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7161, Vol. 37, p. 199.

    [78] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155, says they had Keziah 1755, Seth 1761, Martha 1763, Abigail 1765, William 1767, and Jennet 1769.

    [79] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 104.

    [80] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [81] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155; Pelham VRs, p. 106, marriage intentions recorded 1 Sept. 1781 in Pelham, her name listed as “Cuziah” Edson.

    [82] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [83] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

    [84] He was not listed among the children of William and Martha Edson in Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155.

    [85] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 108.

    [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 466.

    [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [88] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

    [89] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126, marriage intentions recorded 6 Nov. 1784 in Bridgewater.

    [90] Calculated from her age at death.

    [91] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. 5, p. 231.

    [92] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Seth Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, 2 free white females, and 1 other free person.

    [93] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 60, the Seth Edson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 other free person.

    [94] 1810 Federal Census, North Parish, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 87, the Seth Edson household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years [sic].

    [95] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [96] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater. His gravestone says “a soldier of the Revolution.”

    [97] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 156, says they had Sally 1787, Jacob 1789, Robert 1790, Polly 1794, Nancy 1796, Galen 1800, Phebe 1802, and Melinda 1804.

    [98] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [99] Kingman, Bradford, History of North Bridgewater, p. 494, says that he came from Wrentham, MA, but both his marriage records describe him as “of Dedham.”

    [100] His parents from the Ancestry.com World Tree files submitted on 9 Mar. 2004 by Deborah Sweeney, and on 31 Mar. 2004 by Thomas Wright.

    [101] Brockton VRs, p. 199; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126.

    [102] Brockton VRs, p. 358, taken from her gravestone in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [103] Brockton VRs, p. 199; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125.

    [104] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 102.

    [105] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 156.

    [106] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #s 170663 and 183564.

    [107] I.G.I. Individual Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #170663.

    [108] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [109] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 100.

    [110] Brockton VRs, p. 326.

    [111] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [112] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [113] His parents from the Ancestry.com World Tree files submitted on 9 Mar. 2004 by Deborah Sweeney, and on 31 Mar. 2004 by Thomas Wright.

    [114] Brockton VRs, p. 199; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125.

    [115] Brockton VRs, p. 358, taken from her gravestone in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [116] Brockton VRs, p. 358, also buried in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [117] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 298, dwelling #822, family #1030:

            Nathaniel Shepardson, 65, male, farmer, born MA

            Sarah Reynolds, 34, female, born MA

            William H. Reynolds, 5, male, born MA, attending school

            Dwelling #822, family #1031:

            Nathaniel Shepardson, 37, male, shoemaker, born MA

            Luther Shepardson, 9, male, born MA, attending school

    [118] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 9 Mar. 2004 by Deborah Sweeney.

    [119] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 102.

    [120] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0539031.

    [121] 1850 Federal Census, Dorchester, Norfolk Co., MA, p. 9, dwelling #101, family #128:

            Galen Edson, 50, male, carpenter, born MA

            Mary A. Edson, 46, female, born MA

            Seth Edson, 22, male, carpenter, born MA

            Caroline H. Edson, 18, female, born MA

            Galen Edson, 16, male, born MA, attending school

            John Edson, 13, male, born MA, attending school

    [122] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [123] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [124] Brockton VRs, p. 199.

    [125] 1850 Federal Census, Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA, p. 119, dwelling #331, family #408:

            Enos Talbot, 49, male, farmer, $1200, born MA

            Milinda Talbot, 46, female, born MA

            Milinda F. Talbot, 15, female, born MA, attending school

            Richard Talbot, 13, male, born MA, attending school

            Rebecca Talbot, 11, female, born MA, attending school

            Mary B. Talbot, 9, female, born MA, attending school

            Cynthia Talbot, 5, female, born MA, attending school

    [126] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [127] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

    [128] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 259.

    [129] Brockton VRs, p. 199; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125.

    [130] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 247.

    [131] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255.

    [132] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 121, Plainfield Town, Hampshire County, the Phillip Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [133] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

    [134] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [135] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 173; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 160, the marriage of Seth Harris and Abiah Alden on 26 Nov. 1751 in Bridgewater.

    [136] Brockton VRs, p. 197; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121; Abington VRs, Vol. 2, p. 69, marriage intentions recorded 28 Oct. 1787 in Abington.

    [137] Abington VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

    [138] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 164, Abington Town, Plymouth County, the John Harris household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [139] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107.

    [140] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

    [141] Brockton VRs, p. 199; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127.

    [142] Calculated from her age at death.

    [143] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [144] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 257, 268-269.

    [145] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127.

    [146] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [147] Brockton VRs, p. 47. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, gives her birth year as 1769.

    [148] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 218, 219.

    [149] Brockton VRs, p. 198, from a private Bible record; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 123, marriage intentions recorded 2 Mar. 1811 in Bridgewater.

    [150] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 198.

    [151] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 297, marriage of Jabez Washburn Jr. and Mary Sherman of Marshfield, on 14 May 1756 in Marshfield.

    [152] Brockton VRs, p. 299, taken from a private Bible record.

    [153] Brockton VRs, p. 341, buried in Main Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater, and recorded in the same private Bible.

    [154] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 144.

    [155] Brockton VRs, p. 238, again from the same private Bible record.

    [156] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 88; Brockton VRs, p. 38, from the same private Bible record.

    [157] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 271-272.

    [158] Brockton VRs, p. 341, buried in Main Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater, and recorded in the same private Bible.

    [159] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12184; Vol. 11B, p. 149, with Jesse Perkins and Daniel Crocker as sureties, from FHL microfilm #0551537.

    [160] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 219, says they had Elbridge 1812.

    [161] Brockton VRs, p. 86.

    [162] Brockton VRs, p. 237.

    [163] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 297, dwelling #818, family #1024:

            Elbridge Kingman, 38, male, shoe maker, born MA

            Susan C. Kingman, 32, female, born MA

            Emmorson Kingman, 12, male, born MA, attending school

    [164] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [165] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152.

    [166] Estimated from the birth of their eldest child on 27 Aug. 1750.

    [167] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 121, Pelham Town, Hampshire County, the Seth Edson household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

    [168] Pelham VRs, p. 165.

    [169] Her death was not listed in the vital records of Pelham, however.

    [170] Tilton, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs], p. 60, taken from Vol. 1, p. 35, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [171] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 130, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [172] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 1, p. 38, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [173] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152-153.

    [174] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 137, Stafford Town, Tolland County, the Peter Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [175] From the FHL Ancestral File.

    [176] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 30, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [177] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 33, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [178] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [179] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 40, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [180] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 46, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [181] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 9, from p. 44 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 9, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [182] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 14, taken from Vol. 1, p. 13, marriage of Daniel Blodget and Deborah Elsworth on 16 Nov. 1732 in Stafford.

    [183] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 162, marriage of Jacob Washburn Jr. and Mary Blodget on 4 Jan. 1776 in Stafford, taken from Vol. 2, p. 130, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [184] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 132, from p. 147 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 132, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [185] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 4, from p. 37 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, the year omitted from her birth record, but probably about 1755 from earlier entries on p. 36, and from the date of their marriage in 1776. Her father was called “Daniel Bloggit Jun.” in the birth record.

    [186] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 137, Stafford Town, Tolland County, the Levi Edson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [187] His death date from the FHL Ancestral File.

    [188] The children’s marriages are all from the FHL Ancestral File.

    [189] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 39, from p. 83 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 39, of the Stafford Town Records, which has the year as 1783 instead of 1784.

    [190] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [191] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 40, from p. 84 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 40, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [192] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [193] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 42, from p. 86 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 42, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [194] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [195] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 45, from p. 89 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 45, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [196] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 59, from p. 103 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 59, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [197] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [198] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 59, from p. 104 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 59, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [199] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [200] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 59, from p. 104 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 59, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [201] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 85, marriage of Israel Howe Jr. and Hannah Washburn on 2 Dec. 1784 in Stafford.

    [202] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 136, from p. 154 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, married by Joseph Knight, Pastor of the 2nd Church; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, lists the marriage twice, once on 21 Sept. 1820, and again on 1 Oct. 1820.

    [203] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 56, from p. 101 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, the year on the transcription written as “1798;” Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 86, taken from Vol. 2, p. 56, of the Stafford Town Records, recorded as “1796.”

    [204] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 164, taken from Vol. 2, p. 126, of the Stafford Town Records; Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 126, from p. 138 of the transcripts from FHL microfilm #1319712, marriage of Solomon Washburn and Mary Warner on 28 Apr. 1757 in Stafford.

    [205] His death date from the FHL Ancestral File.

    [206] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 59, from p. 104 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 59, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [207] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2-M, p. 12, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [208] All from the FHL Ancestral File.

    [209] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 9, from p. 44 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 59, taken from Vol. 2, p. 9, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [210] Her maiden name per the FHL Ancestral File, however the marriage of Isaac Heath to Elizabeth Scripture was not recorded in the vital records of Tolland.

    [211] Tilton, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Tolland, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs], p. 236, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [212] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 1, p. 93, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [213] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 138, Tolland Town, Tolland County, the Simo. Heath household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 5 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [214] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 260, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [215] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 260, taken from Vol. 3, p. 63, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [216] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [217] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [218] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 3, p. 35, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [219] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [220] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [221] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [222] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [223] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [224] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 261, taken from Vol. 2, p. 36, of the Tolland Town Records.

    [225] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [226] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [227] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [228] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 9, from p. 44 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 9, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [229] Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 260, marriage of Benjamin Heath, of Tolland, and Amey Scripture, of Coventry, on 10 May 1748 in Tolland.

    [230] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 130, from p. 145 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 130, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [231] From the FHL Ancestral File, but his birth was not recorded in the Barbour Index of Vital Records for either Tolland or Stafford, CT.

    [232] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 104, from p. 174 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, in a list of freemen who took the oath of fidelity on 1 May 1780.

    [233] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 34, Sandisfield Town, Berkshire County, the Aaron Heath household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 5 free white females.

    [234] Both death dates from the FHL Ancestral File, however their deaths were not recorded in the vital records of Sandisfield compiled by Capt. Elizur Y. Smith, of Kinderhook, NY.

    [235] The Sandisfield births are all from the FHL Ancestral File, however they were not recorded in the vital records of Sandisfield compiled by Capt. Elizur Y. Smith, of Kinderhook, NY.

    [236] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 32, from p. 74 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 79, listed as “Jerome,” taken from Vol. 2, p. 32, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [237] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [238] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 34, from p. 76 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, “Roxeane;” Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 79, taken from Vol. 2, p. 34, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [239] Per the FHL Ancestral File, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Tyringham.

    [240] Per FHL Ancestral File, which is confusing about her husbands, but his birth was not recorded in the vital records of Tyringham.

    [241] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [242] All from FHL Ancestral File.

    [243] All from FHL Ancestral File.

    [244] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [245] All from FHL Ancestral File.

    [246] All from FHL Ancestral File.

    [247] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [248] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [249] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [250] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [251] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 9, from p. 44 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 9, of the Stafford Town Records, which has the year as 1756 instead of 1759.

    [252] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 132, from p. 148 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 132, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [253] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 178, from p. 167 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 48 [sic] of the Stafford Town Records.

    [254] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 133, from p. 149 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 133, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [255] Per FHL Ancestral File.

    [256] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 134, Ellington Town, Tolland County, the Benja Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [257] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 39, from p. 83 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 178 [sic], of the Stafford Town Records.

    [258] Pelham VRs, p. 34.

    [259] Pelham VRs, p. 35.

    [260] Pelham VRs, p. 35.

    [261] Pelham VRs, p. 34.

    [262] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 63, from p. 110 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, which gives her name as “Carline;” Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 63, of the Stafford Town Records, which lists her name as “Caroline.”

    [263] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 63, from p. 110 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 58, taken from Vol. 2, p. 54, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [264] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 13, from p. 51 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 13, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [265] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [266] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 34, Sandisfield Town, Berkshire County, the Seth Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [267] All from FHL Ancestral File.

    [268] Including a son and probably two daughters born before the 1790 census.

    [269] Per the FHL Ancestral File, his birth not recorded in the vital records of Pelham or Sandisfield.

    [270] Per the FHL Ancestral File.

    [271] Per Pelham VRs, p. 63.

    [272] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258; FHL Ancestral File.

    [273] Per the FHL Ancestral File; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 262, says Jacob went to Warwick.

    [274] All from FHL Ancestral File, which says that Guy Edson was born in Bridgewater, MA, which is unlikely, and his birth was not recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater.

    [275] Pelham VRs, p. 34.

    [276] Pelham VRs, p. 35.

    [277] Pelham VRs, p. 35.

    [278] Pelham VRs, p. 34.

    [279] Pelham VRs, p. 35.

    [280] Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 17, from p. 58 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 60, taken from Vol. 2, p. 17, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [281] Her death date from the FHL Ancestral File.

    [282] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 102.

    [283] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254.

    [284] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 123.

    [285] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 243.

    [286] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 207, 253.

    [287] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Ichabod Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [288] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [289] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [290] Plymouth County Probate Docket #7120, Vol. 39, p. 310, with Caleb Howard, Esqr., & Robert Packard as sureties, from FHL microfilm #0550720.

    [291] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155, says they had Relief 1761, and Joanna 1865.

    [292] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 106.

    [293] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 257, 262.

    [294] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126.

    [295] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 246.

    [296] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254.

    [297] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Oliver Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 3 free white females.

    [298] Brockton VRs, p. 351.

    [299] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 103.

    [300] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 258, 262-263.

    [301] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 123.

    [302] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 249.

    [303] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254.

    [304] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Thomas Packard Jur. household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [305] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 534.

    [306] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15183, Vol. 46, p. 322.

    [307] Brockton VRs, p. 349.

    [308] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15110, Vol. 80, p. 367-369, from FHL microfilm #0555265.

    [309] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 263, says they had Azor 1790, and Austin 1801.

    [310] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 239.

    [311] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 197.

    [312] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 274.

    [313] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 239; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 82.

    [314] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 263.

    [315] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 274, dwelling #499, family #633:

            Alice Ames, 78, female, born MA

            Charlotte Ames, 52, female, born MA

            Austin Packard, 49, male, lawyer, born MA

    [316] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

    [317] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255-256.

    [318] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 122; Brockton VRs, p. 198.

    [319] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 244.

    [320] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254; Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 349, marriage of Israel Packard and Hannah Crosman on 16 July 1701 in Taunton.

    [321] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Ebenezer Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [322] Brockton VRs, p. 326, buried in Main Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [323] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7110, Vol. 66, p. 456-459, from FHL microfilm #0555259.

    [324] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155, says they had Nathan 1753, Ebenezer 1755, Lucy 1757, Levina 1760, Peter, and Zibia.

    [325] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105.

    [326] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 97.

    [327] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125.

    [328] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 30.

    [329] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 53, Rehoboth Town, Bristol County, the Nathan Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [330] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

    [331] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 321.

    [332] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 122, marriage intentions recorded 25 Sept. 1790 in Bridgewater between Ebenezer Edson and Mary Warren of Stoughton.

    [333] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155.

    [334] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 324.

    [335] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 321.

    [336] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 104.

    [337] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 124.

    [338] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 195, Braintree Town, Suffolk County, the Alex Thayer household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females.

    [339] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 104.

    [340] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155.

    [341] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 158; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125. She was called “Rebecca Manley” in the marriage intentions.

    [342] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127.

    [343] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Timothy West household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [344] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 103.

    [345] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 268, who is unsure of the name of Mark Perkins’ wife.

    [346] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 123; Brockton VRs, p. 198.

    [347] Calculated from his age at death.

    [348] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 268.

    [349] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 173, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, there were two Isaac Perkins living in Middleborough, this one probably the Isaac Perkins with 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [350] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 130, “Joanna, wife of Isaac Perkins, o. Edson of No. Bridgewater.”

    [351] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 182, marriage intentions recorded 23 Jan. 1809 in Middleborough, the marriage date from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw, citing “Boston City Document No. 101, Suffolk Co., MA.”

    [352] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 130.

    [353] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15577; Vol. 44, p. 154-155.

    [354] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 268, says they had Abraham 1755, Isaac 1757, Joanna 1761, and Jacob 1763.

    [355] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 251.

    [356] Brockton VRs, p. 118.

    [357] MF5G: Cooke, p. 504.

    [358] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 91, 139. She is called “Fear” Tomson in the marriage intentions, but “Jean” Tomson in the marriage record.

    [359] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 137.

    [360] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: New Hampshire, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 35, Lyme town, Grafton Co., the Abraham Perkins household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [361] All per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [362] All per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [363] Probably at least one son and another daughter born before 1790.

    [364] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

    [365] Brockton VRs, p. 119.

    [366] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 49: marriage intentions recorded between Zebulun Leonard and Hannah Miller, both of Middleborough, on 7 Dec. 1754 in Middleborough.

    [367] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 93, marriage intentions recorded on 12 Sept. 1778 between Mr. Isaac Perkins Jun., of Middleborough, and Mrs. Olive Leonard.

    [368] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 96.

    [369] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 50: birth of Zebulun Leonard, son of Elkanah and Elizabeth Leonard, on 6 Mar. 1729/30; the maiden name of Elizabeth from the Ancestry.com World Tree file of Becky Mann and of Michael Eldredge, the marriage probably occurring in Taunton, MA, but the marriage record was not found in the vital records of Taunton.

    [370] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Isaac Perkins 2d household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [371] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 120, marriage intentions recorded 10 May 1793 in Middleborough.

    [372] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

    [373] Brockton VRs, p. 119.

    [374] Mitchell, p. 292; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 337: marriage of William Shaw and Hannah West on 15 July 1754 in Bridgewater.

    [375] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 96, 140; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 290.

    [376] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 288.

    [377] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 292.

    [378] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [379] All per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [380] Brockton VRs, p. 131.

    [381] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [382] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [383] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [384] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

    [385] Brockton VRs, p. 119.

    [386] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 236.

    [387] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 111, 146; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

    [388] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw, but her death was not listed in Wood, Middleboro Deaths.

    [389] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 210, 226.

    [390] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 408, the Jacob Perkins household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [391] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 254, the Jacob Perkins household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [392] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 76, the Jacob Perkins household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years [sic], 1 female aged 40-49 years, and had 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [393] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw, buried in Titicut Parish Cemetery, North Middleborough.

    [394] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 129; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15579.

    [395] Plymouth County Probate Docket #15579, Vol. 11B, p. 445, from FHL microfilm #0551537.

    [396] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 176, the year not given, but calculated from his age at death.

    [397] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 148, the marriage of Elijah Eaton and Sarah Shaw, both of Middleborough, on 1 Nov. 1763 in Middleborough.

    [398] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 112, 146.

    [399] Calculated from her age at death.

    [400] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7042.

    [401] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 130.

    [402] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 279, 290.

    [403] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 255, the Azel Perkins household had 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

    [404] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 59, the Azel Perkins household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, and had 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [405] FHL Ancestral File of Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID.

    [406] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 130.

    [407] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15534, Vol. 95, p. 488-489, from FHL microfilm #0555642.

    [408] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [409] His sister, Sarah (Perkins) Keith, named a son after him, Adna Perkins Keith, on 13 Nov. 1820 (Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 399.)

    [410] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [411] Her death date per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Kenneth L. Shaw on 31 Mar. 2004, but it was not listed in Wood, Middleboro Deaths.

    [412] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [413] His death date per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Kenneth L. Shaw on 31 Mar. 2004, but it was not listed in Wood, Middleboro Deaths.

    [414] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [415] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [416] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [417] Her father’s name according to her death record; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 213, which doesn’t list the name of Lydia’s husband, but which gives the name of Seth Keith’s wife.

    [418] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 223, 226.

    [419] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 188.

    [420] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 130.

    [421] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 256, dwelling #921, family #1072:

            Lydia Perkins, 56, female, $500, born MA

            Harriet J. Perkins, 25, female, born MA

            Isaac Perkins, 21, male, shoe maker, born MA

            Sarah E. Perkins, 16, female, born MA, attending school

            Hannah S. Perkins, 15, female, born MA, attending school

    [422] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 130.

    [423] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [424] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [425] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 213, for the name of Seth Keith’s wife.

    [426] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 210, 226.

    [427] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 187.

    [428] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 255, the Jno A. Keith household had 2 males under 5, 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

    [429] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 21, dwelling #261, family #311:

            John A. Keith, 51, male, laborer, $400, born MA

            Sarah S. Keith, 48, female, born MA

            Lucretia E. Keith, 15, female, born MA, attending school

            Charles H. Keith, 14, male, born MA

            Isaac Perkins, 22, male, shoemaker, born MA

    [430] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Bridgewater, Boston, 1988, p. 25, dwelling #173, family #210:

            John A. Keith, 56, male, white, furnaceman, born MA

            Sarah S. Keith, 53, female, white, born MA

            Edgar D. Keith, 28, male, white, shoemaker, born MA

            Elizabeth E. Keith, 21, female, white, born MA

            Charles H. Keith, 19, male, white, shoemaker, born MA

    [431] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Bridgewater, Boston, 1988, p. 91, dwelling #129, family #137:

            John A. Keith, 56 [sic], male, white, born MA, married, moulder

            Sarah S. Keith, 63, female, white, born MA, married, mistress

            Edgar D. Keith, 38, male, white, born MA, single, shoemaker

            Lucy S. Keith, 12, female, white, born MA, single

            Adna C. Keith, 10, male, white, born MA, single

            Lizzie E. Caswell, 31, female, white, born MA, widow, dress maker

    [432] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 95.

    [433] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [434] Her surname and parents’ names from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 16 Mar. 2004 by Rosemary West, taken from Eddy Family in America CD-ROM; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 152, the marriage of Asa Hall and Lucy Leach on 20 June 1793, taken from a Hall Family Bible.

    [435] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288, taken from a Hall Family Bible.

    [436] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 129, taken from a Hall Family Bible.

    [437] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 59, the Elijah Perkins household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, and had 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [438] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 222, dwelling #418, family #494:

            Elijah E. Perkins, 45, male, manufacturer, $1500, born MA

            Elisabeth E. Perkins, 36, female, born MA

            Francis H. Perkins, 14, male, born MA, attending school

            F. Sumner Perkins, 12, male, born MA, attending school

            Lucretia E. Perkins, 8, female, born MA, attending school

            Cordana E. Perkins, 5, female, born MA, attending school

    [439] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 34, dwelling #31, family #42:

            Elijah E. Perkins, 51, male, white, shoe manufacturer, born MA

            Elizabeth E. Perkins, 42, female, white, born MA

            Francis H. Perkins, 20, male, white, student, born MA

            Daniel S. Perkins, 18, male, white, student, born MA

            Lucretia E. Perkins, 13, female, white, born MA

            Cordania E. Perkins, 10, female, white, born MA

            Mary S. Perkins, 3, female, white, born MA

    [440] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 136, dwelling #300, family #343:

            Elijah E. Perkins, 61, male, white, born MA, married, shoe manufacturer

            Elizabeth Perkins, 52, female, white, born MA, married

            D. Sumner Perkins, 27, male, white, born MA, single, shoe maker

            Lucretia E. Perkins, 22, female, white, born MA, single

            Cardonia E. Perkins, 20, female, white, born MA, single

            May S. Perkins, 13, female, white, born MA, single

    [441] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 16 Mar. 2004 by Rosemary West.

    [442] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [443] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 250, 268.

    [444] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census and the 1855 state census.

    [445] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 59, the Abraham Perkins household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and had 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [446] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 257, dwelling #930, family #1082:

            Abrahi Perkins, 42, male, farmer, $2800, born MA

            Hannah S. Perkins, 43, female, born MA

            Angelina Perkins, 16, female, born MA, attending school

            Cyrus Perkins, 13, male, born MA, attending school

            Ezra H. Perkins, 6, male, born MA, attending school

            Jairus H. Perkins, 3, male, born MA

            Lois S. Perkins, 1, male [sic], born MA

            Dwelling #930, family #1083:

            Azel Perkins, 83, male, farmer, born MA

    [447] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 34, dwelling #30, family #41:

            Abraham Perkins, 47, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Hannah S. Perkins, 48, female, white, born MA

            Angelina G. Perkins, 21, female, white, born MA

            Cyrus Perkins, 19, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Ezra H. Perkins, 14, male, white, born MA

            James H. Perkins, 10, male, white, born MA

            Lois H. Perkins, 7, female, white, born MA

    [448] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 136, dwelling #297, family #340:

            Abraham Perkins, 57, male, white, born MA, farmer

            Hannah S. Perkins, 58, female, white, born MA

            James H. Perkins, 20, male, white, born MA, farmer

            Lois H. Perkins, 17, female, white, born MA

            Joshua Ridgeway, 17, male, white, born NJ, laborer

    [449] Both dates per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Kenneth L. Shaw on 31 Mar. 2004.

    [450] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 381.

    [451] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 131.

    [452] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 176.

    [453] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 210, the marriage of Zadock Leonard and Deborah Keith on 10 June 1766.

    [454] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121, marriage intentions recorded 25 Aug. 1793 in Middleborough.

    [455] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 216.

    [456] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 209.

    [457] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 183.

    [458] Per her father’s will, who calls her “Sally Demick.”

    [459] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 197.

    [460] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 198.

    [461] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [462] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [463] All per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [464] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 31 Mar. 2004 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [465] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

    [466] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 268.

    [467] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121; Brockton VRs, p. 197.

    [468] Calculated from his age at death.

    [469] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Josiah Perkins household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [470] Brockton VRs, p. 353, buried in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton); Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15610.

    [471] Plymouth County Probate Docket #15610; Vol. 36, p. 460-462.

    [472] Brockton VRs, p. 353, buried in Summer Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [473] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 268, says they had Mehitabel 1756, Abigail 1758, Mark 1760, Josiah 1762, Sarah 1766, Benjamin 1768, Silvia 1769, Jacob, and Shepard.

    [474] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

    [475] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 101, 103.

    [476] Brockton VRs, p. 266; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

    [477] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 32.

    [478] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 100.

    [479] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Daniel Ames household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [480] Brockton VRs, p. 312, buried in a small private cemetery on Ames Street in North Bridgewater.

    [481] Brockton VRs, p. 312, buried in a small private cemetery on Ames Street in North Bridgewater.