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--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Sarah3 Washburn and John Ames (Jr.)

 

 

         The children and grandchildren of Sarah Washburn are fairly well traced, having remained pretty much in the Bridgewater area. Four of her children left no children of their own. Because Sarah was a daughter her descendants will not be carried forward further than this file.

 

 

 

 

William Ames

 

 

John Ames

 

 

 

 

Hannah

 

John Ames (Jr.)

 

 

 

 

 

Deacon John1 Willis

 

 

Sarah2 Willis

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Hodgkins

Elisabeth Ames

 

 

 

John Ames (3rd)

 

 

 

Sarah Ames

 

 

 

Abigail Ames

 

 

 

Jonathan Ames

 

 

 

Deborah Ames

 

 

 

Daniel Ames

 

 

 

Benjamin Ames

 

 

 

Joshua Ames

 

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

Sarah3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

 

(179.) Elisabeth Ames, eldest daughter of (66) Sarah3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 9 Dec. 1697,[1] married Joseph5 Bassett, son of William4 and Sarah (Sweetland) Bassett, of West Bridgewater,[2] on 13 Jan. 1724 in Boston, MA.[3] He was born on 15 Feb. 1695/6 in Bridgewater,[4] a grandson of Joseph3 and Mary (Lapham) Bassett, of West Bridgewater.[5]

         Joseph Bassett died intes­tate on 4 Apr. 1741 in Bridgewater.[6] Elisabeth (Ames) Bassett died on 18 Jan. 1743/4 in Bridgewater.[7]

         Elisabeth Ames and Joseph Bassett had chil­dren:[8]

         704      i   Dorothy6 Bassett, born on 24 Apr. 1726 in Bridgewater,[9] married David4 Packard (Jr.), son of David3 and Hannah (Ames) Packard,[10] as his second wife, on 31 Dec. 1767 in Bridgewater.[11] He was born on 25 Sept. 1713 in Bridgewater,[12] a grandson of John and Sarah2 (Willis) Ames,[13] and she was his first cousin once removed. He had married first to Mehitabel Richards, daughter of Benjamin and Mehitabel (Alden) Richards, on 30 June 1736 in Bridgewater,[14] and she had died on 22 Nov. 1767 in Bridgewater.[15] He died testate in 1785 in Bridgewater. His will was dated 22 Jan. 1783, witnessed by Barney Leonard, Joseph Bassett, and James Leach, and probated on 7 Mar. 1785. He mentioned his wife Dorothy, and his four sons Abiezer, David, Ephraim and Abraham, and named his son Abraham Packard as his executor.[16] Dorothy (Bassett) Packard probably had no children, and she died a widow on 27 Oct. 1801 in North Bridgewater, aged 75 years.[17]

         705     ii   Lt. Joseph6 Bassett (Jr.), born on 2 Mar. 1730/1 in Bridgewater,[18] married 1.) Phebe6 Cushman, daughter of Jabez5 and Sarah (Paddleford) Cushman,[19] on 2 Dec. 1756 in Bridgewater.[20] She was born ca. 1737,[21] a granddaughter of Benjamin4 and Sarah4 (Eaton) Cushman,[22] and of Jonathan and Hannah (King) Paddleford.[23] She died on 25 Feb. 1796 in Bridgewater, aged 58 years,[24] and he remarried to 2.) Sarah (Pri­or) (Fobes) Eaton, daughter of Joseph and Ann (Moore) Prior, and widow of Josiah5 Fobes (Jr.), of Bridgewater, and of John Eaton, of Greenwich, CT,[25] on 14 Jan. 1798 in Bridgewater.[26] He was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[27] Lt. Joseph Bassett died testate on 6 May 1803 in Bridgewater, aged 72 years,[28] his will dated 5 Apr. 1798, and probated on 2 June 1803, mentioned his wife Sarah, his five sons Caleb, Nathan, Joseph, David and Cushman Bassett, and his three daughters Phebe Leonard, Abiel Lathrop, and Hannah Alger, and he named his son Caleb Bassett as executor of his estate.[29] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) He had had children by Phebe Cushman:[30]

a. Caleb7 Bassett, born on 11 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater,[31] married Bethiah4 Keith, daughter of Benjamin3 and Abigail5 (Leach) Keith, of Bridgewater,[32] on 18 Apr. 1782 in Bridgewater,[33] and they settled in New Gloucester, ME.

b. Phebe7 Bassett, born on 19 Aug. 1759 in Bridgewater,[34] married Barnabas “Barney” Leonard, of Taunton, MA, on 5 Feb. 1780 in Bridgewater.[35]  He was born ca. 1756,[36] and died on 21 Apr. 1821 in Bridgewater, aged 64 years,[37] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. She died on 30 Oct. 1838 in Bridgewater, aged 79 years.[38] They were living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census.[39]

c. Nathan7 Bassett, born on 12 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater,[40] settled in Genesee, NY.[41]

d. Abigail7 Bassett, born on 12 Sept. 1765 in Bridgewater,[42] married Seth Lathrop (Jr.), son of Seth and Mehitabel (Daily) Lathrop,[43] on 25 Nov. 1784 in Bridgewater.[44] He was born on 26 Feb. 1765 in Bridgewater,[45] and they were living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father.[46]

e. Joseph7 Bassett (3rd), born on 5 Jan. 1769 in Bridgewater,[47] married Ruth6 Leach, daughter of James5 and Hasadiah4 (Keith) Leach,[48] on 26 Jan. 1792 in Bridgewater.[49] She was born on 24 June 1772 in Bridgewater,[50] and died on 11 Mar. 1848 in Bridgewater, aged 76 years.[51]

f. Hannah7 Bassett, born on 8 June 1771 in Bridgewater, married Deacon James Alger (Jr.), son of James and Martha (Kingman) Alger, of Bridgewater,[52] on 29 May 1791 in Bridgewater.[53] He was born on 22 Oct. 1770 in Bridgewater,[54] and died on 2 Nov. 1844 in Chelsea, MA, buried in Bridgewater.[55] She died a widow on 16 Jan. 1845 in Bridgewater, aged 73 years, of old age.[56]

g. David7 Bassett, married Phebe Dean, daughter of Job and Judith (Williams) Dean, of Raynham, MA, on 15 Dec. 1796 in Raynham,[57] and they settled in Maine.[58] She was born on 7 Mar. 1776 in Raynham.[59]

h. Rev. Cushman7 Bassett, also settled in Maine.[60]

         706    iii   Sarah6 Bassett, born on 10 June 1734 in Bridgewater,[61] married Christopher Dyer on 17 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater,[62] and they settled in South Bridgewater, MA.[63] He was born in ca. 1730,[64] and he died testate on 15 May 1800 in Bridgewater, aged 69 years.[65] He will was dated 7 Apr. 1800, and probated on 9 June 1800, and he mentioned his wife Sarah, daughters Betty, Sally, and Polly Dyer, who were unmarried, son Jason Dyer, and married daughters Dorothy Battles, Abigail Copeland, and Chloe Leach. It was witnessed by Sarah Bassett, Joseph Bassett, and George Chipman.[66] Sarah (Bassett) Dyer died testate on 9 Oct. 1805 in Bridge­water, aged 71 years,[67] her will dated 7 Apr. 1800, and probated on 4 Nov. 1805, mentioned her son Jason Dyer, and her daughters Betty Dyer, Sally Dyer, Polly Dyer, Dorothy Battles, Abigail Copeland, and Cloe Leach, and she named her son Jason Dyer as executor of her estate.[68] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of her will.)They were living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census, near the family of her brother-in-law, Joseph Bassett.[69] They had children:[70]

a. Bettie Dyer, born on 15 Mar. 1759 in Bridgewater,[71] was still unmarried when her father wrote his will in 1800. No death or probate records were found for her in Plymouth County.

b. Sarah “Sally” Dyer, born on 15 Mar. 1761 in Bridgewater,[72] was still unmarried when her father wrote his will in 1800. She may have been the Sarah Dyer who died intestate in 1842 in Bridgewater.[73]

c. Ruth Dyer, born on 14 May 1763 in Bridgewater,[74] died on 20 Mar. 1774 in Bridgewater, aged 10 years.[75]

d. Dorothy Dyer, born on 13 May 1765 in Bridgewater,[76] married Samuel Battles, of Stoughton, MA, on 29 Mar. 1786 in Bridgewater.[77] Daughter Dorothy Battles was named in the 1800 will of her mother.

e. Jason Dyer, born on 2 Dec. 1768 in Bridgewater,[78] marriage not found. He was executor of his mother’s estate in 1805, and he died intestate on 24 Feb. 1838 in Bridgewater, aged 70 years.[79]

f. Abigail Dyer, born on 15 May 1771 in Bridgewater,[80] married Deacon Cyrus Copeland, son of Daniel and Susanna (Ames) Copeland,[81] on 5 Jan. 1792 in Bridgewater.[82] He was born on 3 Jan. 1769 in Bridgewater,[83] and died intestate on 8 Nov. 1840 in Bridgewater, aged 72 years, of “lung fever.”[84] Daughter Abigail Copeland was named in the 1800 will of her mother.

g. Chloe Dyer, born on 29 July 1773 in Bridgewater,[85] married Apollos6 Leach, son of James5 and Hasadiah4 (Keith) Leach,[86] on 23 Feb. 1796 in Bridgewater.[87] He was born on 23 Sept. 1769 in Bridgewater,[88] and died intestate on 12 or 22 Oct. 1832 in Bridgewater, aged 63 years, of “apoplexy” or paralysis.[89] Daughter Cloe Leach was named in the 1800 will of her mother. She died a widow on 30 Dec. 1834 in Bridgewater, aged 61 years, of “pleurisy.”[90]

h. Daniel Dyer, born on 19 July 1775 in Bridgewater,[91] died on 21 Oct. 1778 in Bridgewater, aged 3 years.[92]

h. Polly Dyer, born on 14 Oct. 1778 in Bridgewater,[93] was still unmarried when her father wrote his will in 1800. She was still single and living in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census,[94] and she was probably the Polly Dyer who died intestate in 1850 in Bridgewater.[95]

 

 

(181.) Sarah Ames, second daughter of (66) Sarah3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 23 Jan. 1702/3,[96] married Capt. Abiel3 Packard, son of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard/Haward) Packard,[97] on 11 Jan. 1722/3 in Bridgewater.[98] He was born on 29 Apr. 1699 in Bridgewater,[99] a grandson of Samuel1 and Elizabeth Packard, and of John1 and Martha2 (Hayward) Haward.[100]

         Sarah (Ames) Packard died on 20 July 1770 in North Bridgewater, aged 67 years,[101] and Capt. Abiel Packard remarried to Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn,[102] daughter of William and Hannah (Smith) Orcutt (Jr.), and widow of (354) Capt. Joseph5 Washburn, in 1771.[103]

         Capt. Abiel Packard died testate on 1 June 1774 in North Bridgewater,[104] and Deliverance (Orcutt) (Washburn) Packard died testate on 5 Dec. 1790 in South Bridgewater, aged 83 years.[105]

         Sarah Ames and Capt. Abiel Packard had children:[106]

         707      i   Capt. Josiah4 Packard, born on 2 Oct. 1723 in Bridgewater,[107] married Sarah Ames, daughter of Thomas and Mary3 (Hayward) Ames,[108] on 12 Jan. 1747 in North Bridgewater.[109] She was born on 31 Dec. 1724 in Bridgewater,[110] a granddaughter of John and Sarah2 (Willis) Ames, and of Deacon Joseph2 and Hannah2 (Mitchell) Hayward.[111] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son Josiah Packard Jr.[112] He died testate on 3 July 1793 in North Bridgewater, aged 69 years,[113] his will dated 2 Oct. 1792, and probated on 13 Aug. 1793, mentioned his wife Sarah, oldest son Josiah Packard, youngest son Ames Packard, sons Shepard Packard, Abiel Packard and Edward Packard, daughters Susanna Sturtevant and Anna Packard, my grandchildren, the children of daughter Sarah Packard, deceased, who was the wife of Lieut. Ephraim Packard: her daughters Susanna Packard and Mehitabel Packard, and her four sons Ephraim, Alpha, Melzar and Zebediah Packard, daughter Mary Brett, daughter Betty Perkins, and daughter Anna Packard, and he named his sons Josiah Packard and Ames Packard as executors of his estate.[114] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.) Sarah (Ames) Packard died a widow, tes­tate, on 15 July 1793 in North Bridgewater, aged 68 years,[115] her will dated 11 July 1793, and probated on 13 Aug. 1793, mentioned her eldest son Josiah Packard and youngest son Ames Packard, son Shepard Packard, youngest daughter Anna Packard, sons Abiel Packard and Edward Packard, the heirs of daughter Sarah Packard, who was the wife of Lt. Ephraim Packard, granddaughter Susann Packard, daughter of Lt. Ephraim Packard, four daughters and two granddaughters, Susanna & Mehitabel Packard, and she named sons Josiah Packard and Ames Packard as executors of her estate.[116] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of her will.) They had children, order uncertain:[117]

a. Susanna5 Packard, born on 12 Dec. 1749 in Bridgewater,[118] married 1.) Samuel Sturtevant on 14 Sept. 1769 in North Bridgewater,[119] and 2.) John Bicknell.[120]

b. Sarah5 Packard, born on 20 Oct. 1751 in Bridgewater,[121] married Ephraim5 Packard, son of David4 and Mehitabel (Richards) Packard (Jr.),[122] on 1 Sept. 1773 in North Bridgewater.[123] He was born on 6 Feb. 1751 in Bridgewater,[124] and he “went westward.”[125] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

c. Mary5 “Molly” Packard, born on 9 Mar. 1753 in Bridgewater,[126] married Samuel Brett (Jr.), son of Samuel and Hannah4 (Packard) Brett,[127] on 18 Mar. 1778 in North Bridgewater.[128] He was born on 29 Jan. 1748/9 in Bridgewater.[129] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her father, Josiah Packard.[130] She died on 9 Aug. 1807 in North Bridgewater, aged 53 [sic] years,[131] and he died testate on 21 Dec. 1843 in North Bridgewater, aged 94 years,[132] his will dated 9 Apr. 1828, and probated in Apr. 1844, mentioned his unmarried daughters Hannah and Sally, daughter Mehitable French, Sylva Monk, who was boarding with them, and sons Josiah and Samuel, whom he named as executors of his estate, but only son Josiah was granted Letters Testamentary in 1844 because son Samuel had already died.[133] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.)

d. Josiah5 Packard (Jr.), born ca. 1754,[134] married Rebecca Perkins on 10 Oct. 1782 in North Bridgewater.[135] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father and brother-in-law, Samuel Brett Jr.[136] He died intestate on 4 Feb. 1801 in North Bridgewater, aged 46 years,[137] and Luke Perkins, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 1 June 1801.[138] She remarried to Charles Snell on 25 Nov. 1807 in North Bridgewater.[139] She died on 4 Feb. 1849 in North Bridgewater, aged 86 years.[140]

e. Abiel5 Packard, married Hannah Harris on 14 Oct. 1794 in North Bridgewater,[141] and moved to Hebron, Cumberland Co., ME.[142]

f. Shepard Packard, born ca. 1761,[143] probably never married. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but he died testate on 11 Sept. 1837 in North Bridgewater, aged 76 years,[144] his will dated 24 Oct. 1820, and proved in Oct. 1837, mentioned his nephew Luke Packard of Bridgewater, his father Josiah Packard, his nephew Abiel Packard of Bridgewater, his sister-in-law Rebecca Snell of Bridgewater, and he named Benjamin Kingman of Bridgewater as executor of his estate. His codicil, dated 29 June 1835, mentioned Lucinda Packard, wife of Capt. Luke Packard of North Bridgewater.[145] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will and codicil.)

g. Edward5 Packard, moved to Hebron, ME, with his brother Abiel Packard.[146]

h. Ames5 Packard, born ca. 1769,[147] married Susannah Joy, daughter of (____) and Susanna Joy, on 30 Jan. 1797 in North Bridgewater.[148] He died testate on 2 Mar. 1815 in North Bridgewater, aged 45 years,[149] his will dated 1 Aug. 1814, and probated on 5 Apr. 1815, mentioned his unnamed wife & children, his wife’s mother Susanna Joy, and his two sons William Packard and Charles A. Packard, and he named Luke Packard as executor of his estate.[150] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.) She died on 10 Mar. 1815 in North Bridgewater, aged 38 years.[151]

i. Betsy/Betty5 Packard, married Deacon James Perkins, son of Luke and Rebecca4 (Packard) Perkins, of North Bridgewater,[152] on 25 Sept. 1783 in North Bridgewater,[153] and they moved to Minot, ME.[154] He was born on 9 June 1757 in Bridgewater,[155] a grandson of Deacon James3 and Jemima3 (Keith) Packard.[156]

j. Anna5 Packard, born ca. 1768,[157] married Seth Snow, son of Nathaniel Snow, of Orleans, MA,[158] on 23 Oct. 1795 in North Bridgewater,[159] and they lived in North Bridgewater. He was born ca. 1771.[160] She died on 16 July 1820 in North Bridgewater, aged 52 years,[161] and he remarried to Sarah (Noyes) Norton, daughter of Ephraim and Sarah (Dike) Noyes, and widow of Noah Norton,[162] on 14 Nov. 1821 in North Bridgewater.[163] He died intestate on 20 Nov. 1824 in North Bridgewater, aged 53 years.[164]

         708     ii   Abiel Packard (Jr.), born on 14 Mar. 1728 in Bridgewater,[165] died on 18 Jan. 1759 in North Bridgewater, aged 30 years,[166] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him.

         709    iii   Joshua4 Packard, born on 26 July 1730 in Bridgewater,[167] married Mehitabel5 Alden, daughter of Samuel4 and Abiah4 (Edson) Alden, of Titicut, MA,[168] in Jan. 1755.[169] She was born on 27 Apr. 1732 in Bridgewater,[170] a grand­daughter of Deacon Joseph3 and Hannah3 (Dunham) Alden (Jr.),[171] and of Capt. Josiah3 and Sarah3 (Packard) Edson, of South Bridgewater.[172] They moved to Maine,[173] probably before 1790.[174] They had children:[175]

a. Caleb Packard, born on 5 Mar. 1758 in Bridgewater,[176] baptized on 13 Aug. 1758 in North Bridgewater.[177]

b. Joshua Packard (Jr.), born on 27 Aug. 1759 in Bridgewater,[178] baptized on 7 Oct. 1759 in North Bridgewater.[179]

c. Ralph Packard, baptized on 13 Sept. 1761 in North Bridgewater.[180]

d. Lebbeus Packard, baptized on 19 May 1765 in North Bridgewater.[181]

e. Mehitabel Packard, baptized on 16 Oct. 1768 in North Bridgewater.[182]

         710    iv   Thomas4 Packard, born on 21 Sept. 1732 in Bridgewater,[183] married 1.) Mary4 Howard, of Easton, MA, daughter of Henry3 and Mary4 (Howard) Howard, of Easton,[184] on 1 Jan. 1757 in Easton.[185] She was born on 27 Jan. 1733/4 in Bridgewater,[186] and she died on 31 July 1779 in North Bridgewater, aged 45 years.[187] He remarried to 2.) Martha (Perkins) Packard, daughter of Mark and Dorothy[?] (Whipple) Perkins, and widow of Nathan4 Packard,[188] on 18 Jan. 1780 in North Bridgewater.[189] He was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son, Parmenas Packard.[190] No death or probate record was found for Thomas Packard in North Bridgewater. He had children by Mary Howard:[191]

a. Capt. Parmenas5 Packard, born on 26 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater,[192] baptized on 14 May 1758 in North Bridgewater,[193] married Martha Reynolds, daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth (Turner) Reynolds,[194] on 9 Apr. 1778 in North Bridgewater.[195] She was born on 23 Mar. 1759 in Bridgewater.[196] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father, Thomas Packard.[197] He died on 30 July 1818 in North Bridgewater, aged 60 years,[198] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth Co., MA. She died a widow, testate, on 28 Nov. 1831 in North Bridgewater, aged 72 years,[199] her will dated 22 Aug. 1831, and probated on 3 Apr. 1832, named Jesse Perkins, of North Bridgewater, as Executor of her estate, and she mentioned her sons Ambrose, Parmenas, Galen, Apollos, Gideon, Roland and Royal, daughters Susan, wife of Barney Thayer, and Tiley, wife of Capt. John Packard, and three grandsons Willard, Isaac and Edmund Packard, sons of Galen Packard.[200]

b. Silence5 Packard, born on 11 Feb. 1760 in Bridgewater,[201] baptized on 23 Mar. 1760 in North Bridgewater,[202] married Daniel5 Howard, son of Barnabas4, Esq., and Mehitabel5 (Packard) Howard,[203] in 1780.[204] He was born on 5 Dec. 1759 in Bridgewater,[205] baptized on 27 Jan. 1760 in North Bridgewater.[206] He does not appear to have been the Daniel Howard living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census.[207] No death record was found for him in North Bridgewater, but she died a widow on 27 Mar. 1844 in North Bridgewater, aged 84 years.[208]

c. Mary5 “Molly” Packard, born on 8 May 1762 in Bridgewater,[209] baptized on 13 June 1762 in North Bridgewater,[210] married John Robinson, possibly son of Archable/Archibald and Mercy (Field) Robinson,[211] on 22 Feb. 1781 in Bridgewater.[212] He was born on 8 Dec. 1749 in Bridgewater.[213] There were several John Robinsons listed as heads of households in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but none in Bridgewater, and no probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

d. Thomas5 Packard (Jr.), born on 20 Aug. 1764 in Bridgewater,[214] baptized on 7 Oct. 1764 in North Bridgewater,[215] married Joanna5 Edson, daughter of (641) Ichabod4 and Jemima4 (Packard) Edson,[216] on 19 Oct. 1788 in North Bridgewater.[217] She was born on 20 Apr. 1765 in Bridgewater,[218] a granddaughter of Benjamin3 and (163) Joanna (Orcutt) Edson, and of Deacon James3 and Jemima3 (Keith) Packard.[219] His family may have been included in that of his father in the 1790 federal census in Bridgewater. He died intestate on 18 Dec. 1818 in Bridgewater,[220] and she died testate on 18 Oct. 1838 in North Bridgewater.[221]

e. Zeba/Zibiah5 Packard, a daughter, born on 6 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater,[222] baptized on 10 May 1767 in North Bridgewater,[223] married Jacob Packard (Jr.), possibly son of Jacob4 and Deborah Packard,[224] on 20 Aug. 1789 in Bridgewater.[225] He was born on 7 Jan. 1761 in Bridgewater.[226] He does not appear to have been the Jacob Packard living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census, and his family may have been included in another. They were living in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, by 1794.[227] He may have been the Jacob Packard who died on 15 Apr. 1809 in Pelham, MA.[228]

f. Elijah5 Packard, born on 21 Nov. 1769 in Bridgewater,[229] baptized on 1 Apr. 1770 in North Bridgewater,[230] married Abigail “Nabby” Packard, possibly daughter of Jonathan4 and Martha (Williams) Packard (Jr.),[231] on 26 Sept. 1793 in North Bridgewater,[232] and they moved to Pelham, MA, by 1807.[233] She was born on 15 June 1770 in Bridgewater.[234] No death records were found for either of them in Pelham, MA.

g. Cyrus5 Packard, born on 18 Jan. 1772 in Bridgewater,[235] baptized on 3 May 1772 in North Bridgewater,[236] married Kezia Kingman, daughter of Matthew and Jane4 (Packard) Kingman,[237] on 16 Apr. 1795 in North Bridgewater.[238] She was born on 31 Jan. 1777 in Bridgewater,[239] a granddaughter of David3 and Hannah (Ames) Packard.[240] He died on 17 May 1837 in North Bridgewater, aged 66 [sic] years,[241] and she died a widow on 19 May 1841 in North Bridgewater, aged 65 [sic] years,[242] but no probate records were found for either of them.

h. Daniel5 Packard, born on 22 Oct. 1776 [sic] in Bridgewater,[243] baptized on 10 Dec. 1775 [sic] in North Bridgewater,[244] married Nancy5 Keith, daughter of Maj. James4 and Anna (Kingman) Keith,[245] on 11 May 1796 in North Bridgewater,[246] and they moved to Pelham, MA, by 1813.[247] She was born on 22 Mar. 1778 in Bridgewater.[248]

         711     v   Timothy4 Packard, born on 12 Apr. 1735 in Bridgewater,[249] married Sarah5 Alden, probably daughter of Samuel4 and Abiah4 (Edson) Alden, of Titicut,[250] in ca. 1759. She was born on 25 Mar. 1734 in Bridgewater,[251] a granddaughter also of Deacon Joseph3 and Hannah3 (Dunham) Alden (Jr.), and of Capt. Josiah3 and Sarah3 (Packard) Edson, of South Bridgewater.[252] He died intestate on 22 Nov. 1782 in North Bridgewater.[253] They had children:[254]

a. Bethuel5 Packard, born on 20 Mar. 1760 in Bridgewater,[255] baptized on 19 July 1761 in North Bridgewater,[256] married Rebecca Peterson, of Duxbury, on 14 June 1783 in Duxbury,[257] and moved to Maine.[258] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

b. Calvin5 Packard, born on 18 Feb. 1762 in Bridgewater,[259] baptized on 18 Apr. 1762 in North Bridgewater,[260] married Betsey Dunbar, of Stoughton, MA, on 20 Oct. 1785 in Stoughton.[261] He was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[262] but they supposedly moved to Easton.[263]

c. Luther5 Packard, born on 11 Feb. 1764 in Bridgewater,[264] married Abigail Thomas, of Abington, on 13 Apr. 1787 in Abington,[265] and they “went westward.”[266] He was living in Abington, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[267]

d. Sarah5 Packard, born on 17 Jan. 1767 in Bridgewater,[268] baptized on 5 Apr. 1767 in North Bridgewater,[269] married Elisha Eames, son of Deacon Josiah and Betty (Eames) Eames, of Marshfield,[270] in ca. 1785.[271] She died, however, on 18 July 1790 in Bridgewater,[272] and he remarried to Anna Mann, of Stoughton, MA, on 4 Sept. 1791 in Stoughton.[273] He was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[274]

e. Timothy5 Packard (Jr.), born on 7 Mar. 1769 in Bridgewater,[275] baptized on 13 Aug. 1769 in North Bridgewater,[276] married Aholibama Curtis on 13 Jan. 1790 in Bridgewater,[277] and they “went westward.”[278] He was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, listed as the head of a household which probably included his mother and younger brothers, living next door to his uncle Benjamin Packard and Adin Packard.[279]

f. Perez5 Packard, born on 30 May 1771 in Bridgewater,[280] baptized on 21 July 1771 in North Bridgewater,[281] married Mercy/Marcy Thomas, of Abington, on 15 Mar. 1793 in Abington,[282] and they also “went westward.”[283]

g. Josiah5 Edson Packard, born on 17 Sept. 1776 in Bridgewater,[284] also “went westward.”[285]

         712    vi   Sarah4 Packard, born on 30 Sept. 1737 in Bridgewater,[286] married Ebenezer Snell, Esq., son of Deacon Zachariah and Abigail3 (Hayward) Snell,[287] on 5 Apr. 1764 in North Bridgewater.[288] He was born on 1 Oct. 1738 in Bridgewater,[289] a grandson of Josiah and Anna3 (Alden) Snell,[290] and of Deacon Joseph2 and Hannah2 (Mitchell) Hayward.[291] They moved to Cummington, Hampshire Co., MA, in 1771,[292] and he served in the Revolutionary War for 5 days in Aug. 1777 as a private.[293] They were living in Cummington, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[294] He died on 2 Aug. 1813 in Cummington, MA, aged 75 years,[295] and she died on 4 Mar. 1813 in Cummington, aged 76 [sic] years.[296] They had children, order uncertain:

a. Abigail Snell, baptized on 9 Nov. 1766 in North Bridgewater,[297] married Rev. Elisha Fish, of Windsor, Berkshire Co., MA, on 14 Oct. 1788 in Cummington, MA.[298] They were living in Windsor, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[299] but no death records were found for either of them in the vital records of Windsor, MA.

b. Martha Snell, baptized on 9 Nov. 1766 in North Bridgewater.[300]

c. Samuel Snell, born on 26 Apr. 1766 in Bridgewater,[301] died on 1 Jan. 1785 in Cummington, MA, aged 18 years, 8 months, 4 days.[302]

d. Sarah “Sally” Snell, born supposedly on 6 Apr. 1766 [sic], baptized on 29 Mar. 1769 in North Bridgewater,[303] married (3109) Dr. Peter5 Bryant, son of Dr. Philip4 and (1242) Silence4 (Howard) Bryant, on 28 Oct. 1792 in Cummington, MA,[304] and they lived in Cummington, where he was a physician. He was born on 12 Aug. 1767 in Bridgewater,[305] a grandson of Dr. Abiel3 and (422) Silence5 (Washburn) Howard.[306] William Cullen Bryant, the famous poet, author, lecturer, and owner of the New York Post, was one of their sons. Dr. Peter Bryant died on 19 Mar. 1820 in Cummington.[307]

d. Ebenezer Snell (Jr.), Esq., baptized on 22 Sept. 1771 in North Bridgewater,[308] married 1.) Deborah Porter, of Cummington, MA, on 20 Mar. 1800 in Cummington.[309] She died on 7 Dec. 1822 in Cummington, aged 41 years,[310] and he remarried to 2.) Lydia Richards, of Plainfield, MA, in ca. 1825.[311] He died on 10 Feb. 1857 in Amherst, MA, aged 85 years, 6 months, and was buried in Cummington, MA.[312]

e. Rev. Thomas Snell, born on 21 Nov. 1774 in Cummington, MA,[313] of North Brookfield, MA,[314] married Tirzah Strong, of Bolton, CT, in 1800.[315]

         713   vii   Bettie4 Packard, born on 6 Oct. 1739 in Bridgewater,[316] married Jacob5 Edson, son of (635) Benjamin4 and Ann (Thayer) Edson (Jr.),[317] on 14 May 1759 in North Bridgewater.[318] He was a grandson of Benjamin3 and (163) Joanna (Orcutt) Edson,[319] and they moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA.[320] 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.[321] 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:

a. Benjamin6 Edson, born on 5 Oct. 1759 in Bridgewater,[322] baptized on 30 Mar. 1760 in North Bridgewater,[323] married Anna (___) in ca. 1788, and they lived in Pelham, MA,[324] but he was not listed as a head of household in Pelham in the 1790 federal census either.

b. Anna6 Edson, born on 25 Nov. 1761 in Bridgewater,[325] baptized as “Hannah” on 17 Jan. 1762 in North Bridgewater,[326] married Benjamin Hanks in ca. 1782.[327] They may have been living in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[328]

c. Bettie6 Edson, born on 6 Feb. 1764 in Bridgewater,[329] baptized as “Betty” on 12 July 1764 in North Bridgewater,[330] married James Harkness on 15 Sept. 1784 in Pelham, MA.[331] They may have been living in Berkshire Co., MA, in what was described as “Adams and Windsor—in the gore adjoining” in the 1790 federal census.[332]

d. Jacob Edson (Jr.), born on 20 Feb. 1765 in Bridgewater,[333] baptized on 13 Apr. 1766 in North Bridgewater.[334]

e. Abiel Edson, born on 6 Aug. 1768 in Bridgewater,[335] baptized on 28 Aug. 1768 in North Bridgewater.[336]

f. Simeon6 Edson, born on 16 Sept. 1770 in Bridgewater,[337] baptized on 14 Oct. 1770 in North Bridgewater,[338] married (2842) Susan Walbridge, daughter of Eleazer and (1159) Abigail6 (Washburn) Walbridge (Jr.), of Randolph, Orange Co., VT, on 15 June 1791 in Randolph, VT.[339] She was born on 14 Jan. 1771 in Stafford, CT,[340] a granddaughter of (407) Solomon5 and (168) Martha (Orcutt) Washburn.[341]

g. Sarah Edson, born on 22 Nov. 1772 in Bridgewater,[342] baptized on 14 Feb. 1773 in North Bridgewater.[343]

h. Ereine/Eurene Edson, born on 5 Nov. 1775 in Bridgewater,[344] baptized as “Erena” on 7 Jan. 1776 in North Bridgewater.[345]

i. Levi Edson, born on 2 Jan. 1778 in Bridgewater,[346] baptized on 1 Mar. 1778 in North Bridgewater.[347]

j. Olive Edson, born on 13 June 1783 in Pelham, MA.[348]

         714  viii   Daniel4 Packard, born on 9 May 1742 in Bridgewater,[349] baptized on 16 May 1742 in North Bridgewater,[350] married Hannah Perkins on 14 July 1765 in North Bridgewater.[351] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County, and he supposedly “went westward.”[352] He may have been the Daniel Packard living in Wilbraham, Hampshire (now Hampden) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[353] They had children:[354]

a. Hannah Packard, born on 12 Oct. 1766 in Bridgewater.[355]

b. Abigail Packard, born on 28 June 1768 in Bridgewater.[356]

c. Daniel5 Packard (Jr.), born on 18 June 1770 in Bridgewater,[357] married Zibeah Robinson, probably daughter of Gain Robinson (Jr.),[358] and moved to Pelham, MA.[359] No death record was found for either of them in Pelham, MA.

d. Rhoda Packard, born on 21 May 1772 in Bridgewater.[360]

         715    ix   Eliab4 Packard, born on 28 July 1745 in Bridgewater,[361] baptized on 25 Aug. 1745 in North Bridgewater,[362] married Alice5 Packard, daughter of Ebenezer4 and Sarah (Perkins) Packard,[363] on 14 May 1769 in North Bridgewater.[364] She was born on 13 Apr. 1747 in Bridgewater,[365] a granddaughter of David3 and Hannah (Ames) Packard.[366] They were still living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[367] but no death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth Coun­ty, and they also supposedly “went westward.”[368] He may have been the Eliab Packard who died on 21 Jan. 1828 in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA.[369] They had children:[370]

a. Eliab5 Packard (Jr.), born on 16 June 1770 in Bridgewater,[371] baptized on 13 Jan. 1771 in North Bridgewater,[372] married Hannah Shaw, of Abington, MA, on 5 May 1793, probably in Abington.[373] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

b. Alice Packard, born on 29 Aug. 1771 in Bridgewater.[374]

c. (Probably others)[375]

         716     x   Benjamin4 Packard, born on 11 Nov. 1749 in Bridgewater,[376] baptized on 12 Nov. 1749 in North Bridgewater,[377] married (952) Laurania Phinney, daughter of Pelatiah and (359) Mercy5 (Washburn) Phinney,[378] on 22 Aug. 1775 in Bridgewater.[379] She was born on 4 Mar. 1741 in Bridgewater,[380] a granddaughter of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn, and they had no surviving children. He was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law Adin Packard, and the family of his nephew Timothy Packard.[381] He died testate on 4 Sept. 1808 in North Bridgewater, aged 58 years,[382] his will dated 19 Apr. 1808, and probated on 3 Oct. 1808, mentioned his wife Lura Packard, and after her death he left his estate to Aden Packard junr., who he named as executor of his estate.[383] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.) She died on 15 Sept. 1829 in North Bridgewater, aged 89 [sic] years.[384]

 

 

(183.) Jonathan Ames, second son of (66) Sarah3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 10 June 1707,[385] married Kezia Tinkham, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Staples) Tinkham, of Middleborough,[386] on 17 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater.[387] She was born on 15 Aug. 1738 in Middleborough.[388] Jonathan Ames was executor of his father’s will in 1756.

         Jonathan Ames died testate on 4 Nov. 1775 in West Bridgewater.[389] His will was dated 11 Oct. 1775, witnessed by Edward Howard, Bezaleel Howard, and Dr. Howard 3d, and probated on 4 Dec. 1775. He mentioned his wife Kesia, who was executrix of his will, son Jonathan Ames, who was still under the age of 21, and daughters Kesia, Susanna and Molly.[390] (See Appendix [I] for a full transcription of his will.)

         Kezia (Tinkham) Ames remarried to James Howard, son of Maj. Edward and Mary (Byram) Howard, as his third wife,[391] on 4 July 1776 in Bridgewater.[392] She died on 8 Feb. 1823 in West Bridgewater.[393]

         Jonathan Ames and Kezia Tinkham had children:[394]

         717      i   Jonathan Ames (Jr.), born on 26 Mar. 1759 in Bridgewater,[395] married 1.) Deborah Pratt, of Easton, MA, on 10 Dec. 1780 in West Bridgewater.[396] She died on 19 Dec. 1782 in Bridgewater,[397] and he remarried to 2.) Patience Sturtevant, daughter of Caleb and Patience5 (Cushman) Sturtevant, of Halifax, MA,[398] on 23 or 28 Dec. 1783 in West Bridgewater.[399] She was born on 12 May 1758 in Halifax,[400] a granddaughter of Ichabod4 and Patience4 (Holmes) Cushman, of Plympton.[401] She died on 12 May 1835 in Bridgewater,[402] and he died on 14 Dec. 1836 in Bridgewater,[403] and they were both buried in West Bridgewater, but no probate records were found for him. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[404] He had children by Patience Sturtevant:[405]

a. Jonathan Ames (3rd), Esq., born on 19 July 1784 in Bridgewater,[406] married 1.) Sally Capen, of Stoughton, and they lived in West Bridgewater. She was born on 14 Sept. 1787,[407] and died of “throat distemper,” and was buried on 7 Apr. 1839 in Bridgewater.[408] He probably remarried to 2.) Mira (___) before 1850. He was living near his brothers, Lewis, Charles, and Willard Ames, in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[409] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, through 1881.

b. Sarah “Salley” Ames, born on 3 June 1786 in Bridgewater.[410]

c. Lewis Ames, born on 25 Jan. 1788 in Bridgewater,[411] married Hannah Loring, daughter of Lt. Joshua and Hannah (Kimball) Loring, of Plympton,[412] on 9 Apr. 1815 in Plympton.[413] She was born on 1 June 1790 in Plympton,[414] and probably died by 1850. He was still living in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, near his brothers Jonathan, Charles, and Willard Ames, where he was a carpenter.[415] He probably died intestate in 1861 in West Bridgewater.[416]

d. Susanna Ames, born on 18 Apr. 1790 in Bridgewater.[417]

e. William Ames, born on 4 May 1792 in Bridgewater.[418]

f. Charles Ames, born on 12 Sept. 1794 in Bridgewater,[419] probably married Abigail P. Dunbar, daughter of William and Sarah (Snow) Dunbar,[420] in ca. 1831.[421] She was born on 10 June 1813 in West Bridgewater.[422] They were living in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, near his brothers Jonathan, Lewis, and Willard Ames, where he was a farmer.[423] He possibly died intestate in 1867 in West Bridgewater.[424]

g. Willard Ames, born on 18 Apr. 1798 in Bridgewater,[425] married Amelia Munro on 1 June 1840 in West Bridgewater.[426] She was born on 3 June 1814.[427] They were living in West Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, near his brothers Jonathan, Lewis, and Charles Ames, where he was a “moulder.”[428]

         718     ii   Keziah Ames, born on 4 Nov. 1761 in Bridgewater,[429] married Thaddeus5 Howard, son of Nathan4, Esq., and Jane (Howard) Howard,[430] on 1 Mar. 1786 in Bridgewater.[431] He was born on 28 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater,[432] a grandson of Jonathan3 and Sarah (Field) Howard (Jr.), and of Maj. Edward3 and Mary (Byram) Howard.[433] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census. She died on 26 May 1811 in West Bridgewater,[434] and he remarried to Seabury (Wilbor) Keith, widow of Hartwell Keith,[435] on 13 or 17 Nov. 1813 in Middleborough.[436] He probably died intestate in 1837 in West Bridgewater, and a James Ames petitioned for administration of his estate on 3 Oct. 1837.[437] Keziah Ames and Thaddeus Howard had children:[438]

a. Thaddeus Howard (Jr.), born on 25 June 1786 in Bridgewater,[439] married Sylvia Lathrop, daughter of Mark and Elizabeth (Dickerman) Lathrop,[440] on 7 Apr. 1810 in Bridgewater.[441] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth County, MA, through 1881, and he was not found in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census.

b. Bathsheba Howard, born on 19 Nov. 1788 in Bridgewater,[442] married Capt. Spencer Lathrop/Lothrop, son of Mark and Elizabeth (Dickerman) Lathrop,[443] on 19 May 1812 in Bridgewater,[444] but she died in 1813, and he remarried to Eleanor White, of Millbury, Worcester Co., MA, on 21 Sept. 1817 in Millbury.[445] They were living in West Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[446]

c. Harriet Howard, born on 18 Oct. 1794 in Bridgewater,[447] married Davis Keith, her stepbrother, son of Hartwell and Seabury (Wilbor) Keith,[448] on 20 Feb. 1820 in Bridgewater.[449] He was born on 5 Sept. 1795 in Bridgewater.[450] They were living in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a carpenter.[451] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, through 1881.

d. Keziah Howard, born on 25 June 1798 in Bridgewater,[452] died on 24 July 1817 in Bridgewater.[453]

e. Mary Howard, born on 14 Aug. 1801 in Bridgewater.[454]

         719    iii   Susanna Ames, born on 4 July 1763 in Bridgewater,[455] married Ebenezer Tinkham “2nd,” son of Jeremiah and Naomi (Warren) Tinkham (Jr.), of Middleborough, on 9 Oct. 1785 in Middleborough.[456] He was born on 26 Aug. 1758 in Middleborough,[457] a grandson of John and Naomi (Bates) Warren. She died, however, by 1789, and he remarried to Betty Tinkham, his first cousin, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Shaw) Tinkham, on 18 Oct. 1789 in Middleborough.[458] She was born on 4 Apr. 1757 in Middleborough.[459] He died intestate on 1 Mar. 1820 in Middleborough, aged 61 years,[460] and Betty (Tinkham) Tinkham died a widow on 24 June 1832 in Middleborough, aged 75 years.[461] Susanna (Ames) Tinkham had 2 children:

a. Hope Tinkham, born on 28 Nov. 1785 in Middleborough.[462]

b. Charles Tinkham, born on 25 Dec. 1786 in Middleborough.[463]

         720    iv   Mary “Molly” Ames, born on 5 Feb. 1765 in Bridgewater,[464] married Capt. David Gurney, son of Lt. Zechariah and Mary (Ames) Gurney (3rd),[465] in Aug. 1789 in Bridgewater.[466] He was born on 22 July 1765 in Bridgewater.[467] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[468] She died on 2 July 1791 in Bridgewater,[469] and he remarried to Susanna Bartlett, daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Dunbar) Bartlett,[470] on 15 Jan. 1792 in Bridgewater.[471] He possibly died in Bath, ME.[472] Molly (Ames) Gurney had one daughter:

a. Polly Gurney, born on 16 Aug. 1790 in Bridgewater.[473]

 

 

(185.) Daniel Ames, third son of (66) Sarah3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 7 Oct. 1712,[474] married Hannah3 Keith, daughter of Timothy2 and Hannah3 (Fobes) Keith,[475] on 28 Jan. 1742 in Bridgewater.[476] She was born on 16 Apr. 1718 in Bridgewater,[477] a granddaughter of Rev. James1 and Susanna2 (Edson) Keith, and of Deacon Edward2 and Elizabeth2 (Howard) Fobes, of Bridgewater.[478]

         Daniel Ames died on 10 Mar. 1778 in North Bridgewater, aged 65 years,[479] but no probate records were found for him, and Hannah (Keith) Ames died testate on 3 Jan. 1802 in North Bridgewater, aged 83 years.[480] Her will was dated 23 May 1794, and probated on 7 June 1802, and she mentioned her four sons, her daughters Sarah and Hannah, and she named her son Timothy Ames as executor of her estate.[481] (See Appendix [J] for a full transcription of her will.)

         Daniel Ames and Hannah Keith had children:[482]

         721      i   Dr. John Ames, born on 31 Oct. 1742 in Bridgewater,[483] a physician, married Martha Park on 9 May 1771 in Bridgewater,[484] and settled in Rehoboth, MA, but had no children. He was not listed as a head of household in Rehoboth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.

         722     ii   Timothy Ames, born on 8 Sept. 1744 in Bridgewater,[485] married 1.) Abigail Howard, daughter of George and Abigail (Copeland) Howard,[486] on 19 Nov. 1778 in Bridgewater.[487] She was born on 26 Sept. 1748 in Bridgewater,[488] and she died on 3 Jan. 1784 in North Bridgewater.[489] He remarried to 2.) Ruth Carver, daughter of Capt. Caleb and Abigail (Damon) Carver (Jr.), of Marshfield, MA,[490] on 1 Oct. 1786 in Bridgewater.[491] She was born on 10 Oct. 1758 in Marshfield.[492] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brothers Noah, Job and Daniel Ames.[493] Timothy Ames died intestate on 18 July 1814 in North Bridgewater, aged 69 years,[494] and his son Theron Ames was administrator of his estate.[495] Ruth (Carver) Ames died a widow on 16 Oct. 1846 in North Bridgewater, aged 87 years, 6 days.[496] Timothy Ames had 2 children by Abigail Howard, and 4 more children by Ruth Carver:[497]

a. Hannah Ames, born on 24 Aug. 1779 in Bridgewater,[498] died on 13 Oct. 1783 in North Bridgewater, aged 4 years.[499]

b. Seba Ames, born on 7 Aug. 1781 in Bridgewater,[500] died on 30 Dec. 1794 in North Bridgewater, aged 13 years.[501]

c. Abigail “Nabby” Ames, born on 26 July 1787 in Bridgewater,[502] married Oliver5 Bryant, son of Job4 and Mary (Turner) Bryant,[503] on 6 May 1804 in Bridgewater.[504] He was born on 15 Dec. 1776 in Bridgewater, baptized on 3 Sept. 1780 in North Bridgewater, a grandson of Ichabod3 and Ruth (Staples) Bryant.[505] He died on 13 May 1827 in North Bridgewater,[506] but no probate records were found for him. She was still living in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, with the family of her son, George W. Bryant.[507]

d. Sibbil Ames, born on 29 Oct. 1789 in Bridgewater,[508] married Capt. Jeremiah Beals (Jr.), son of Jeremiah and Mary (French) Beal,[509] on 26 Nov. 1807 in Bridgewater.[510] He was born on 30 Sept. 1786 in Bridgewater.[511] She died on 21 July 1826 in North Bridgewater, aged 36 years,[512] and he remarried to Elizabeth Hatch, of Marshfield, in 1827.[513] They were living in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[514] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, through 1881.

e. Theron Ames, born on 28 Dec. 1792 in Bridgewater,[515] married Martha “Patty” Packard, daughter of Capt. Robert and Ruth (Barrell) Packard,[516] on 11 Dec. 1816 in Bridgewater.[517] She was born ca. 1794 in MA.[518] They were living in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[519] He died testate in 1870 in North Bridgewater.[520]

f. Phebe Ames, born on 20 June 1795 in Bridgewater.[521]

         723    iii   Noah Ames, born on 25 June 1748 in Bridgewater,[522] married Ruhamah French, daughter of John French, of Stoughton, MA, on 5 Oct. 1778 in Bridgewater.[523] She was born ca. 1757,[524] and they were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brothers Timothy, Job and Daniel Ames.[525] She died on 30 Sept. 1803 in North Bridgewater, aged 46 years,[526] and he supposedly moved to Winthrop, ME, with his son after her death. They had only one son:[527]

a. John Ames, born on 13 Aug. 1779 in Bridgewater,[528] married Hannah Southworth, daughter of Perez and Eunice (Kingman) Southworth, of Bridgewater,[529] on 26 Sept. 1802 in Bridgewater,[530] and they moved to Winthrop, ME, with his father.[531] She was born on 27 Sept. 1782 in Bridgewater,[532] a granddaughter of Edward and Lydia (Packard) Southworth (Jr.)[533]

         724    iv   Daniel Ames (Jr.), born on 8 Feb. 1750/1 in Bridgewater,[534] married Mehitabel Perkins, daughter of Josiah and (644) Abigail4 (Edson) Perkins,[535] on 7 Mar. 1780 in Bridgewater.[536] She was born on 20 Aug. 1756 in Bridgewater,[537] a granddaughter of Benjamin3 and (163) Joanna (Orcutt) Edson.[538] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brothers Job, Noah and Timothy Ames.[539] He died on 16 Nov. 1821 in North Bridgewater, aged 70 years,[540] 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.[541] They had children:[542]

a. Benjamin Ames, born on 16 Jan. 1781 in Bridgewater,[543] married ZelophaLopha” French, daughter of Capt. John and Damaris (Howard) French,[544] on 15 Oct. 1803 in Bridgewater.[545] He served as a private from Bridgewater in Capt. Nehemiah Lincoln’s Company, Lt. Col. Caleb Howard’s Plymouth County Regiment of Massachusetts Militia during the War of 1812.[546] He died testate in 1850 in North Bridgewater, his will dated 8 Mar. 1849, and probated in Aug. 1850, mentioned his wife Lopha Ames, Sally P. Ames, widow of Daniel F. Ames, daughter Damaris Terrill, grandchildren Mary Pratt, Galen E. Pratt, Benjamin A. Pratt, and Ruth Pratt, children of his daughter Nancy Pratt, deceased, and Lucy Ames, daughter of Daniel F. Ames, and he named his wife Lopha Ames as executrix of his estate.[547] (See Appendix [K] for a full transcription of his will.)

b. Josiah Ames, born on 28 Feb. 1783 in Bridgewater,[548] married Prudence Thayer, daughter of Capt. William and Sarah Thayer, of Braintree, MA, and moved to Dracut, Middlesex Co., MA.[549] She died on 24 Aug. 1849 in Dracut, aged 57 or 58 years, of “dysentery,”[550] and he was living in Dracut, MA, in the 1850 federal census, with the family of his son, Josiah Ames, Jr., where he was a wheelwright.[551]

         725     v   Job Ames, born on 28 Oct. 1752 in Bridgewater,[552] married 1.) Mary Dike, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Perkins) Dike, of North Bridgewater,[553] on 12 Dec. 1782 in North Bridgewater.[554] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brothers Noah, Daniel and Timothy Ames.[555] She died on 6 Aug. 1813 in North Bridgewater, aged 57 years,[556] and he remarried to 2.) Abigail Carver, of Marshfield, MA, on 31 Mar. 1814 in Marshfield.[557] He died testate on 29 May 1827 in North Bridgewater, aged 76 years,[558] his will dated 3 Aug. 1825, and probated on 2 Oct. 1827, mentioned his wife Abigail Ames, his sons Azel Ames and Elijah Ames, daughter Hannah Snell, wife of Zebedee Snell, granddaughter Lavina Dike Snell, and sons Joel Ames and Nathaniel Ames, who he named as executors of his estate.[559] (See Appendix [L] for a full transcription of his will.) He had children by Mary Dike:[560]

a. Capt. Azel Ames, born on 7 Sept. 1783 in Bridgewater,[561] moved to Marshfield, MA, and married Mercy Hatch, of Marshfield, on 14 Nov. 1811 in Marshfield.[562] He died intestate on 3 Mar. 1842 in Marshfield, aged 58 years,[563] and his son Azel Ames (Jr.), of Chelsea, Suffolk Co., MA, was granted administration of his estate, as requested by the widow of the deceased, on 11 Apr. 1842.[564] She died a widow on 25 July 1842 in Marshfield, aged 53 years.[565]

b. Hannah Ames, born on 20 Feb. 1785 in Bridgewater,[566] married Zebedee Snell (Jr.), son of Capt. Zebedee and Mary (Hayward) Snell,[567] on 28 Aug. 1803 in Bridgewater.[568] He was born on 10 June 1781 in Bridgewater.[569] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, through 1881.

c. Joel Ames, born on 1 Feb. 1787 in Bridgewater,[570] married Reliance Edson, daughter of Josiah and Reliance (Fuller) Edson,[571] on 7 Dec. 1818 in Bridgewater.[572] She was born on 9 Feb. 1792 in Bridgewater.[573] He died intestate on 1 Dec. 1839 in North Bridgewater, aged 52 years.[574]

d. Elijah Ames, born on 31 Mar. 1789 in Bridgewater,[575] also moved to Marshfield, MA, and married 1.) Abigail Ford, of Marshfield, on 14 May 1812 in Marshfield.[576] She died on 27 July 1855 in Marshfield, aged 65 years, 10 months, 17 days, of “general prostration, resulting from chronic arthrithus,”[577] and he remarried to 2.) Mercy Hewett, daughter of Asa and Mercy Hewett, of Marshfield, on 22 Jan. 1856 in Marshfield.[578] He died testate on 19 May 1866 in Marshfield, aged 77 years, 1 month, 20 days, of “softning of brain,”[579] his will dated 3 June 1863, and probated on 25 June 1866, mentioned his wife Mercy Ames, his granddaughter Mary D. A. Hatch, his son Elijah Ames Jr., his daughter Abigail F. Tolman, wife of Samuel Tolman Jr., his son Elisha F. Ames, his grandchildren Jane F. Ames, Anna L. Ames, and Nathaniel T. Ames, children of his son Nathaniel Ames, deceased, and his son Samuel A. Ames, and he named his wife as executrix of his estate.[580] (See Appendix [M] for a full transcription of his will.)

e. Nathaniel Ames, born on 1 July 1793 in Bridgewater,[581] possibly married Sally Copeland, of West Bridgewater, in ca. 1825.[582]

         726    vi   Sarah Ames, born on 30 Nov. 1754 in Bridgewater,[583] married Benjamin5 Fuller, son of Isaac4 and Sarah4 (Packard) Fuller (Jr.), of North Bridgewater, on 8 Sept. 1777 in North Bridgewater.[584] He was born on 22 Sept. 1754 in Bridgewater,[585] a grandson of Isaac3 and Mary (Pratt) Fuller, and of Solomon3 and Susanna (Kingman) Packard,[586] and he served in the Revolutionary War as a private from Bridgewater. They moved to Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH, after the war, probably before 1790.[587] She died on 1 Apr. 1812 in Winchester, NH, and he died there also in 1817. Children not found.

         727   vii   Hannah Ames, born on 17 Dec. 1756 in Bridgewater,[588] married Israel Burr, son of Jonathan and Martha (Cudworth) Burr,[589] on 26 Oct. 1779 in Bridgewater.[590] He was born on 5 Jan. 1755 in Bridgewater,[591] and they moved to Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA.[592] They were living in Worthington, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[593] He died on 12 Jan. 1826 in Worthington, aged 71 years,[594] and she died on 12 Dec. 1834 in Worthington, aged 78 years.[595] They had children, order uncertain:

a. Anselm Burr, born on 21 Oct. 1780 in Bridgewater, baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington.[596]

b. Patty Burr, born on 22 Mar. 1784 in Worthington, baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington.[597]

c. Jonathan Burr, born on 11 Jan. 1787 in Worthington, baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington, probably married 1.) Nancy Moore on 3 Jan. 1815 in Worthington,[598] and 2.) Polly Beals, daughter of Comfort Beals,[599] on 13 Apr. 1831 in Ashfield, MA.[600]

d. Hannah Burr, born say ca. 1791, baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington,[601] married Jacob Porter (Jr.), son of Jacob Porter, on 7 Feb. 1816 in Worthington.[602] He was born on 15 Oct. 1782 in Worthington.[603]

e. Ames Burr, born say ca. 1793, baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington,[604] married Relief Eager on 13 Nov. 1822 in Worthington.[605]

f. Sybil Burr, born ca. 1795,[606] baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington,[607] died on 28 Aug. 1811 in Worthington, aged 16 years.[608]

g. Sophy Burr, born ca. 1796,[609] baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington,[610] died on 7 Dec. 1814 in Worthington, aged 18 years.[611]

h. Phebe Burr, born in 1798,[612] baptized on 21 Aug. 1799 in Worthington,[613] died on 25 Dec. 1817 in Worthington, aged 19 years.[614]

         728  viii   Phebe Ames, born on 11 May 1760 in Bridgewater,[615] never married, died on 3 May 1794 in North Bridgewater, aged 33 years.[616] She was not mentioned in her mother’s will, dated 23 May 1794.

 

 

(186.) Benjamin Ames, fourth son of (66) Sarah3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 24 Feb. 1714/15,[617] married Dorcas Thayer, daughter of Hezekiah and Christian (Thayer) Thayer, of Braintree, MA.[618] She was born on 24 Aug. 1734 in Braintree.[619]

         Benjamin Ames died testate on 19 Aug. 1773 in North Bridgewater.[620] His will was dated 13 Aug. 1773, witnessed by Simeon Cary, Samuel Pratt, and Noah Thayer, and probated on 1 Nov[?]. 1773. He mentioned his wife Dorcas Ames, who was to be executrix, son Joshua Ames, brother Daniel Ames’ sons Timothy Ames, Noah Ames, Daniel Ames, and Job Ames, his “sister” Thankfull Thayer,[621] and Rebecca French.[622] (See Appendix [N] for a full transcription of his will.)

         Dorcas (Thayer) Ames remar­ried to his cousin, James Ames, son of David and Mary (Snell) (Reynolds) Ames,[623] as his second wife, on 25 May 1774 in Bridgewater.[624] He was born on 3 Apr. 1725 in Bridgewater,[625] and had married first to Betty Ames, his first cousin, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hayward) Ames,[626] on 4 Oct. 1748 in Bridgewater.[627] James Ames was still living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census.[628] Dorcas (Thayer) (Ames) Ames died testate on 28 Mar. 1816 in West Bridgewater, aged 81 years,[629]  her will dated 20 Apr. 1811, and probated on 2 Apr. 1816, mentioned her four grandchildren, James, David, Hannah, and Betty, children of her son Joshua Ames, late of Bridgewater, deceased, and she named her grandson James Ames as executor of her estate.[630] (See Appendix [O] for a full transcription of her will.)

         Benjamin Ames and Dorcas Thayer had one son:[631]

         729      i   Joshua Ames, born on 18 June 1760 in Bridgewater,[632] his mother Dorcas Ames was appointed as his guardian in 1773,[633] and he mar­ried Hannah Ford, daughter of Mark and Hannah5 (Brett) Ford,[634] on 5 Oct. 1786 in Bridgewater.[635] She was born on 9 Dec. 1765 in Bridgewater,[636] a granddaughter of Samuel4 and Hannah4 (Packard) Brett.[637] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[638] He died intestate on 29 May 1802 in West Bridgewater,[639] and his wife Hannah Ames was appointed to administer his estate.[640] She died on 27 Apr. 1828 in North Bridgewater, aged 62 years.[641] They had children:[642]

a. James Ames, born on 28 Jan. 1787 in Bridgewater,[643] never married.[644] He was executor of the estate of his grandmother, Dorcas Ames, in 1816.

b. Capt. David Ames, born on 27 Oct. 1788 in Bridgewater,[645] married Lucinda6 Packard, daughter of Jonas5 and Mehitabel5 (Brett) Packard,[646] on 7 Sept. 1815 in Bridgewater.[647] She was born on 9 Feb. 1790 in Bridgewater,[648] a granddaughter of Ebenezer4 and Sarah (Perkins) Packard, and of Samuel4 and Hannah4 (Packard) Brett,[649] and he was her first cousin once removed.[650]

c. Hannah Ames, born on 19 Oct. 1790 in Bridgewater,[651] married John Talburt/Talbot, of Stoughton, MA, on 12 June 1814 in Bridgewater,[652] and moved to New York.[653]

d. Betsy Ames, born on 14 Feb. 1796 in Bridgewater,[654] married Capt. Zephaniah French, of Stoughton, on 22 Dec. 1816 in Bridgewater,[655] and moved to Albany, NY.[656]

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 32.

    [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. 284; 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], pp. 111-112; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 51.

    [3] MF5G: Cooke, p. 284.

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

    [5] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 50; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 111, Mary Lapham was the first wife of Joseph Bassett, and Martha Hobart, whom he married in 1677, was his second wife. His son William was born ca. 1667, therefore William’s mother must have been Mary Lapham.

    [6] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 434; Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #1438.

    [7] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 434.

    [8] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112, says they had Dorothy 1726, Joseph 1731, and Sarah 1734.

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

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

    [11] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43.

    [12] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 240.

    [13] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 99-100.

    [14] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 256, 283; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 275.

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

    [16] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15061; Vol. 29, p. 245-247.

    [17] Brockton VRs, p. 348, from her gravestone in Main Street Cemetery, Brockton, MA.

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

    [19] Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], p. 104; Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 132, marriage of Jabez Cushman, of Plympton, and Sarah Paddleford, of Taunton, on 2 Dec. 1736 in Taunton.

    [20] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43.

    [21] Calculated from her age at death.

    [22] MF5G: Eaton, p. 33.

    [23] MF5G: Eaton, p. 104.

    [24] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 435.

    [25] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 112, 160, 280.

    [26] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43.

    [27] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Joseph Bassett household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

                [28] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 434, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

                [29] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #1436, Vol. 38, p. 327-328, from FHL microfilm #0550720.

    [30] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112, says they had Caleb 1757, Phebe, Nathan 1763, Abigail, Joseph 1769, Hannah 1771, David and Cushman.

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

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

    [33] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43. He was “of Glocester, Cumberland County” in the marriage record.

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

    [35] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 44.

    [36] Calculated from his age at death.

    [37] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 518, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [38] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 520, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [39] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Barna Leonard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, and 2 free white females.

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

    [41] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112.

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

    [43] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 225.

    [44] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 42.

    [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 203.

    [46] 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 Lathrop Jr. 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.

    [47] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 43.

    [48] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 232.

    [49] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43.

    [50] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 211.

    [51] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 435, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [52] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 91.

    [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43.

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

    [55] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 428, his death in Chelsea from a private record of deaths, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [56] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 427.

    [57] Stover, Margaret Harris, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter Raynham VRs], p. 39; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 43, marriage intentions recorded 16 July 1796 in Bridgewater.

    [58] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112.

    [59] Raynham VRs, p. 27.

    [60] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112.

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

    [62] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 44.

    [63] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 150.

    [64] Calculated from his age at death.

    [65] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 461.

    [66] Plymouth County Probate Docket #6964, Vol. 37, p. 252-254.

    [67] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 461; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #6995.

    [68] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #6995, Vol. 40, p. 296-297, from FHL microfilm #0550901.

    [69] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Christopher Dyer household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [70] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 159, says they had Betty 1759, Sarah 1761, Ruth 1763, Dorothy 1765, Jason 1768, Abigail 1771, Chloe, and Polly.

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

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

    [73] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #6996.

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

    [75] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 461, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [77] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 118.

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

    [79] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 461, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #6983. There is also an entry of the death of Jason, child of Christopher and Sarah Dyer, on 2 Dec. 1768, but this must be in error, as that is his date of birth, not date of death.

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

    [81] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 142.

    [82] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 118.

    [83] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 81.

    [84] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 452, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #4969.

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

    [86] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 232.

    [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 118.

    [88] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 206.

    [89] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 513, taken from various sources, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12413.

    [90] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 514, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [92] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 461, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [94] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 17, dwelling #212, family #254:

    Polly Dyer, 71, female, $2500, born MA

    [95] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #6991.

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

    [97] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253; MF5G: Cooke, p. 284.

    [98] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 33.

    [99] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 237.

    [100] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 191, 253.

    [101] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 352. Brockton was formerly known as North Bridgewater.

    [102] MF5G: Cooke, p. 284.

    [103] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 273, marriage intentions recorded 16 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater. She was called “widow.”

    [104] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15026.

    [105] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 532, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15064.

    [106] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254, says they had Josiah 1723, Abiel 1728, Joshua 1730, Thomas 1732, Timothy 1735, Sarah 1737, Betty 1739, Daniel 1742, Eliab 1745, and Benjamin 1749.

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

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

    [109] Brockton VRs, p. 258.

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

    [111] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 99-100, 177.

    [112] 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 Packard household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [113] Brockton VRs, p. 349, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [114] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15124, Vol. 33, p. 397-399, from FHL microfilm #0550717.

    [115] Brockton VRs, p. 352, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [116] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15173, Vol. 33, p. 401-402, from FHL microfilm #550717.

    [117] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, says they had Susanna 1749, Sarah 1751, Mary 1753, Josiah, Abiel, Shepard, Edward, Ames, Betsy, and Anna.

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

    [119] Brockton VRs, p. 262. She was called “Sarah” Packard in the marriage record.

    [120] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [121] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 248.

    [122] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 256.

    [123] Brockton VRs, p. 262; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 282.

    [124] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 241.

    [125] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 256, under the sketch of 31. David Packard.

    [126] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 245.

    [127] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 121.

    [128] Brockton VRs, p. 260; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 280.

    [129] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 56.

    [130] 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 Samuel Britt Jur. household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [131] Brockton VRs, p. 314, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton.) She would have been aged 54 years when she died.

    [132] Brockton VRs, p. 315, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [133] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #2717, Vol. 86, p. 151-153, from FHL microfilm #0555637, witnessed by Eliphalet Kingman, Jesse Perkins, and John Pool.

    [134] Calculated from his age at death.

    [135] Brockton VRs, p. 258; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 278.

    [136] 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 Packard Jur. household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [137] Brockton VRs, p. 349, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [138] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15125, Vol. 34, p. 276, from FHL microfilm #0550718.

    [139] Brockton VRs, p. 261.

    [140] Brockton VRs, p. 360, buried in Union Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton.)

    [141] Brockton VRs, p. 252; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 273. He was called “of Hebron, Cumberland Co.” in the Bridgewater marriage record.

    [142] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [143] Calculated from his age at death.

    [144] Brockton VRs, p. 352, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [145] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15174, Vol. 79, p. 398-401, from FHL microfilm #0555265.

    [146] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [147] Calculated from his age at death.

    [148] Brockton VRs, p. 253; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 273.

    [149] Brockton VRs, p. 347, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton); Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15036.

    [150] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15036, Vol. 47, p. 128, from FHL microfilm #0550904.

    [151] Brockton VRs, p. 352, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton.)

    [152] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 269.

    [153] Brockton VRs, p. 254.

    [154] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 269.

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

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

    [157] Calculated from her age at death.

    [158] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 304.

    [159] Brockton VRs, p. 253; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 274.

    [160] Calculated from his age at death, if it was correct. A Seth Snow, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Berry) Snow, was born on 17 Oct. 1768 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA, according to the FHL Ancestral File, who may have been this person, but it does not coincide with the age at death of Seth Snow of North Bridgewater.

    [161] Brockton VRs, p. 361, buried in Main Street Cemetery in North Bridgewater (Brockton.)

    [162] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 249.

    [163] Brockton VRs, p. 284.

    [164] Brockton VRs, p. 362, buried in Main Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton); Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #18722.

    [165] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 237.

    [166] Brockton VRs, p. 346, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

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

    [168] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 87; Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 1], p. 345-346.

    [169] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 278.

    [170] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 20.

    [171] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 86; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 99-101.

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

    [173] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [174] Joshua Packard was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

    [175] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, says they had Caleb 1758, Joshua 1759, Ralph, Lebbeus, and Mehitabel.

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

    [177] Brockton VRs, p. 106.

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

    [179] Brockton VRs, p. 111.

    [180] Brockton VRs, p. 114.

    [181] Brockton VRs, p. 112.

    [182] Brockton VRs, p. 113.

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

    [184] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 194.

    [185] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 283.

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

    [187] Brockton VRs, p. 350, from her gravestone in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [188] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 257, 268.

    [189] Brockton VRs, p. 263.

    [190] 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 household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [191] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, says they had Parmenas 1757, Silence 1760, Mary 1762, Thomas 1764, Zibia 1766, Elijah 1769, Cyrus 1772, and Daniel 1776.

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

    [193] Brockton VRs, p. 114.

    [194] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 282.

    [195] Brockton VRs, p. 260; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 281.

    [196] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 276.

    [197] 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 Parmenas Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [198] Brockton VRs, p. 351, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton.)

    [199] Brockton VRs, p. 350, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton).

    [200] Plymouth County Probate Docket #15139, Vol. 72, p. 115-116, witnessed by Jesse Perkins, Ephraim Cole, and Esther Packard, from FHL microfilm #0555261.

    [201] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 249, under “Silines” Packard.

    [202] Brockton VRs, p. 116.

    [203] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 195, 198.

    [204] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 283, marriage intentions recorded 15 Jan. 1780 in Bridgewater. He was called “Daniel Howard 4th.”

    [205] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 167.

    [206] Brockton VRs, p. 65, under “Haward.”

    [207] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the only Daniel Howard listed as a head of household in Bridgewater had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 8 free white females, much too large a family for a many married in 1780.

    [208] Brockton VRs, p. 337, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton.)

    [209] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 245.

    [210] Brockton VRs, p. 113.

    [211] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 287, which does not identify the wife of John Robinson, however.

    [212] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 280.

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

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

    [215] Brockton VRs, p. 116.

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

    [217] Brockton VRs, p. 263; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 283.

    [218] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 103; Brockton VRs, p. 47, from a private church record.

    [219] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 152, 254.

    [220] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 534; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15183.

    [221] Brockton VRs, p. 349; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15110.

    [222] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 250.

    [223] Brockton VRs, p. 117.

    [224] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 256, however he does not identify the wife of Jacob Packard Jr.

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

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

    [227] Vital Records of Pelham, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1902, [hereinafter Pelham VRs], pp. 62-63, Jacob and Zebiah Packard had children born in Pelham from 1794-1804.

    [228] Pelham VRs, p. 172.

    [229] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 241.

    [230] Brockton VRs, p. 108.

    [231] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 256, however Mitchell does not show daughter Abigail or her husband.

    [232] Brockton VRs, p. 256; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 276.

    [233] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258; Pelham VRs, p. 63, they had a child born in Pelham, MA, in 1807.

    [234] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 238. She was not listed in Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 256.

    [235] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 240.

    [236] Brockton VRs, p. 107.

    [237] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 218-219.

    [238] Brockton VRs, p. 255; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 275.

    [239] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 197.

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

    [241] Brockton VRs, p. 347, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton.) Cyrus would have been aged 65 years at his death.

    [242] Brockton VRs, p. 350, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton.) Kezia would have been aged 64 years at her death.

    [243] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 240.

    [244] Brockton VRs, p. 107.

    [245] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 213-214.

    [246] Brockton VRs, p. 255; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 275.

    [247] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258; Pelham VRs, p. 63, they had children born in Pelham, MA, in 1813 and 1818.

    [248] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 189.

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

    [250] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 87; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 345-346.

    [251] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 21.

    [252] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 86, 152.

    [253] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15185.

    [254] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, says they had Bethuel 1760, Calvin 1762, Luther 1764, Sarah 1767, Timothy 1769, Perez 1771, and Josiah Edson 1776.

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

    [256] Brockton VRs, p. 106.

    [257] [257] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 282; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 274, which has the date as 16 June 1783.

    [258] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

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

    [260] Brockton VRs, p. 106.

    [261] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 274.

    [262] 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 Calvin Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [263] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, “Calvin went to Easton.”

    [264] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 245.

    [265] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 279; Abington VRs, Vol. 2, p. 150.

    [266] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, however they had children born in Abington, MA, from 1788-1791.

    [267] 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 Luther Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [268] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 248.

    [269] Brockton VRs, p. 115.

    [270] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 105; Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970, [hereinafter Marshfield VRs], p. 148, marriage of Dn. Josiah Eames and Betty Eames on 4 Mar. 1761 in Marshfield.

    [271] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 282, marriage intentions recorded 15 Oct. 1785 in Bridgewater.

    [272] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 462.

    [273] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 31, under “Ames.”

    [274] 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 Elisha Emes household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white males under 16, but no females.

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

    [276] Brockton VRs, p. 117.

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

    [278] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [279] 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 Packard household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

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

    [281] Brockton VRs, p. 114.

    [282] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 281; Abington VRs, Vol. 2, p. 151.

    [283] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

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

    [285] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [286] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 248.

    [287] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 296, 298; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 433-434.

    [288] Brockton VRs, p. 262.

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

    [290] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 295; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 122-123.

    [291] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177.

    [292] Streeter, William W., and Daphne H. Morris, The Vital Records of Cummington, Massachusetts 1762-1900, 1979, [hereinafter Cummington VRs], p. xliv, his earliest record is a deed dated 1771 in Cummington.

    [293] Cummington VRs, p. 326.

    [294] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 109, Cummington Town, Hampshire County, the Ebenr Snell, Esqr. household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, 3 free white females, and 2 other free persons.

    [295] Cummington VRs, p. 228.

    [296] Cummington VRs, p. 228. Sarah would have been aged 75 years.

    [297] Brockton VRs, p. 134.

    [298] Cummington VRs, p. 115.

    [299] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 39, Windsor Town, Berkshire County, the Elisha Fish household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [300] Brockton VRs, p. 136.

    [301] From his death record, Cummington VRs, p. 228.

    [302] Cummington VRs, p. 228.

    [303] Brockton VRs, p. 136.

    [304] Cummington VRs, p. 103.

    [305] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 60.

    [306] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 193.

    [307] Cummington VRs, p. 182.

    [308] Brockton VRs, p. 135.

    [309] Cummington VRs, p. 155.

    [310] Cummington VRs, p. 228.

    [311] Cummington VRs, p. 155, marriage intentions recorded 8 Oct. 1825 in Cummington.

    [312] Per Cummington VRs, p. 228.

    [313] Cummington VRs, p. 71.

    [314] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 298, they had 4 children baptized in Brookfield, MA, between 1801-1809.

    [315] Brookfield VRs, p. 410, marriage intentions recorded 19 Aug. 1800 in Brookfield, MA.

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

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

    [318] Brockton VRs, p. 254.

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

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

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

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

    [323] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [324] Per Pelham VRs, pp. 34-35, Benjamin and Anna Edson had 4 children born in Pelham between 1789-1796.

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

    [326] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [327] Pelham VRs, p. 106, marriage intentions recorded 10 Nov. 1781 in Pelham.

    [328] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 102, Belchertown Town, Hampshire County, the Benja. Hanks household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

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

    [330] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [331] Pelham VRs, p. 106.

    [332] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 23, Adams and Windsor—in the gore adjoining, Berkshire County, the James Harkness household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

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

    [334] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

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

    [336] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

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

    [338] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

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

    [340] 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 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.

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

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

    [343] Brockton VRs, p. 48.

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

    [345] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

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

    [347] Brockton VRs, p. 47.

    [348] Pelham VRs, p. 34, “daughter Jacob and wife.”

    [349] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 240.

    [350] Brockton VRs, p. 107.

    [351] Brockton VRs, p. 255.

    [352] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [353] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 131, Wilbraham Town, Hampshire County, the Dan’l Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females. If this was the correct Daniel Packard, his son Daniel Jr. was evidently not living at home, and Daniel Sr. must have had a couple more sons born after 1773.

    [354] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, says they had Hannah 1766, Abigail 1768, Daniel 1770, and Rhoda 1772.

    [355] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 241.

    [356] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 238.

    [357] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 240.

    [358] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 258, 287, who says that Gain Robinson (Jr.)’s wife was a Dyer.

    [359] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

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

    [361] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 241.

    [362] Brockton VRs, p. 108.

    [363] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 256.

    [364] Brockton VRs, p. 256.

    [365] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 238.

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

    [367] 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 Eliab Packard household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [368] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258.

    [369] Pelham VRs, p. 172, no age is given, so I’m not sure if this was the father or son Eliab Packard.

    [370] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 258, says they had Eliab 1770, and Alice 1771.

    [371] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 241.

    [372] Brockton VRs, p. 108.

    [373] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 276, marriage intentions recorded 30 Sept. 1792 in Bridgewater; Abington VRs, Vol. 2, p. 150, marriage intentions recorded 30 Sept. 1792 in Abington. A private record of marriages and deaths in Abington kept by Mrs. Jane Bates of Abington gives their marriage date, so it was presumed to have been performed in Abington.

    [374] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 238.

    [375] As indicated by the age groupings in the 1790 census.

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

    [377] Brockton VRs, p. 106.

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

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

    [380] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [381] 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 Benja. Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [382] Brockton VRs, p. 347.

    [383] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15041, Vol. 42, p. 405, from FHL microfilm #550902; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 259. Capt. Adin Packard was the son of Adin and Keziah (Phinney) Packard, and the nephew of Benjamin’s wife Lurania Phinney, being a grandson of Pelatiah Phinney.

    [384] Brockton VRs, p. 350, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater (Brockton.)

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

    [386] MF5G: Cooke, p. 285; 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. 25, marriage of Samuel Tinkham Junior and Mary Staples, both of Middleboro, on 1 Dec. 1719.

    [387] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32.

    [388] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 64.

    [389] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431; Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New

England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 186, buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #405.

    [390] MF5G: Cooke, p. 286; Plymouth County Probate Docket #405, Vol. 28, p. 404-405.

    [391] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 192, 194.

    [392] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32.

    [393] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 186, as “Kezia, widow of Jonathan Ames,” buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater.

    [394] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 100, says they had Jonathan 1759, Keziah 1761, Susanna 1763, and Molly 1765.

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

    [396] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 120.

    [397] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 432.

    [398] Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 32, marriage of Caleb Sturtevant and Patience Cushmon on 23 July 1739 in Halifax.

    [399] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 120.

    [400] Halifax VRs, p. 47.

    [401] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 301, marriage of Ichabod Cushman and Patience Holmes on 27 Nov. 1712 in Plympton.

    [402] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431; West Bridgewater VRs, p. 186; Latham,Williams, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1882, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1986, [hereinafter Latham, Epitaphs],  p. 26, buried in the Old Grave Yard, West Bridgewater.

    [403] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431, West Bridgewater VRs, p. 186; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 26, buried in the Old Grave Yard, West Bridgewater.

    [404] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Jonathan Ames household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [405] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 103, says they had Jonathan 1784, Sarah 1786, Lewis 1788, Susanna 1790, William 1792, Charles 1794, and Willard 1798.

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

    [407] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 18, called “Sally, wife of Jonathan Ames.”

    [408] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 431.

    [409] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 274, dwelling #494, family #628:

            Jonathan Ames, 68, male, farmer, $2000, born MA

            Mira Ames, 46, female, born MA

            Freelove Weller, 75, female, born MA

            Bridget Noble, 9, female, born MA

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

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

    [412] Plympton VRs, p. 342, marriage of Joshua Loring and Hannah Kimpbel/Kimball/Campbell on 22 Jan. 1778 in Plympton.

    [413] Plympton VRs, p. 246; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32, marriage intentions recorded 4 Feb. 1815 in Bridgewater.

    [414] Plympton VRs, p. 129.

    [415] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 274, dwelling #495, family #629:

            Lewis Ames, 62, male, carpenter, $2500, born MA

            Elizabeth Hatch, 41, female, born MA

    [416] Plymouth Co.  Probate Docket #415.

    [417] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36.

    [418] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36.

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

    [420] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 149.

    [421] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 120, marriage intentions recorded 9 Oct. 1831 in West Bridgewater.

    [422] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 36.

    [423] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 274, dwelling #496, family #630:

            Charles Ames, 53, male, farmer, $1700, born MA

            Abigail Ames, 37, female, born MA

            Charles Ames, 17, male, moulder, born MA

            Minerva Ames, 13, female, born MA, attending school

            John Ames, 10, male, born MA, attending school

            Clara Ames, 6, female, born MA, attending school

    [424] Plymouth Co.  Probate Docket #366.

    [425] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36.

    [426] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 121.

    [427] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 16, called “Amelia, wife of Willard Ames.”

    [428] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 274, dwelling #492, family #624:

            Willard Ames, 52, male, moulder, $1000, born MA

            Amelia Ames, 36, female, born VT

            Amelia Ames, 8, female, born MA, attending school

            Willard Ames, 6, male, born MA, attending school

            Catharine W. Ames, 4, female, born MA, attending school

            Thomas Ames, 2, male, born MA

            Same dwelling, family #625:

            Lucy Monroe, 75, female, born MA

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

    [430] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 196.

    [431] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32.

    [432] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 141.

    [433] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 192, 193.

    [434] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 203, buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater.

    [435] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 215.

    [436] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 196, the marriage not recorded in the Middleborough vital records.

    [437] Plym­outh Co. Pro­bate Docket #10857; Vol. 10A, p. 121.

    [438] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 199, says they had Thaddeus 1786, Bathsheba 1788, Harriot 1794, Keziah 1798, and Mary 1801.

    [439] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 171.

    [440] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 225-226.

    [441] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 196.

    [442] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 167.

    [443] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 225-226.

    [444] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 190.

    [445] Vital Records of Millbury, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Worcester, MA, 1903, [hereinafter Millbury VRs], p. 95; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 250, under “Lothrop,” marriage intentions recorded 30 Aug. 1817 in Bridgewater.

    [446] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 277, dwelling #537, family #677:

            Spencer Lothrop, 63, male, farmer, $4000, born MA

            Elenore Lothrop, 56, female, born MA

            Samuel Lothrop, 22, male, farmer, born MA

            Elizabeth Lothrop, 20, female, born MA, attending school(?)

            John M. Lothrop, 17, male, farmer, born MA, attending school

            John Flinn, 23, male, laborer, born Ireland

    [447] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 168.

    [448] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 215.

    [449] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 192.

    [450] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 183.

    [451] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 280, dwelling #576, family #723:

            Davis Keith, 54, male, carpenter, $1500, born MA

            Harriet Keith, 56, female, born MA

            Mary Howard, 25, female, born MA

            Harriet Howard, 4, female, born MA

            Martha A. Keith, 16, female, born MA

    [452] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 169.

    [453] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 497.

    [454] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 170.

    [455] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36.

    [456] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 107, 149.

    [457] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 129.

    [458] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 113, 153.

    [459] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 129.

    [460] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 203; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20831.

    [461] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 203.

    [462] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 217.

    [463] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 217.

    [464] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 34.

    [465] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 168.

    [466] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 32.

    [467] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 127.

    [468] 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 David Gurney household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females.

    [469] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 475.

    [470] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 109-110.

    [471] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 150.

    [472] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 169, says he “went to Bath, Me.”

    [473] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 127.

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

    [475] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 101, 207.

    [476] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 30; Brockton VRs, p. 164.

    [477] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 184. (Or was she the wife of Benjamin Leach, Jr.?)

    [478] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 159, 207.

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

    [480] Brockton VRs, p. 312, buried in a small private cemetery on Ames Street in North Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #388, Vol. 38, p. 104.

    [481] Plymouth County Probate Docket #388, Vol. 38, p. 104, from FHL microfilm #0550720.

    [482] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 101, says they had John 1742, Timothy 1744, Noah 1748, Daniel 1751, Job 1752, Sarah 1754, Hannah 1756, and Phebe 1760.

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

    [484] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 31; Brockton VRs, p. 164.

    [485] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36.

    [486] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 195.

    [487] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 34; Brockton VRs, p. 165.

    [488] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 135.

    [489] Brockton VRs, p. 311, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 430.

    [490] Jones, William, “Robert Carver of Marshfield, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 457.

    [491] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 34.

    [492] Marshfield VRs, p. 72.

    [493] 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 Timo. Ames household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [494] Brockton VRs, p. 312, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [495] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #453, Vol. 46, p. 58.

    [496] Brockton VRs, p. 312.

    [497] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 103, say she had, by Abigail Howard, Hannah 1779, and Seba 1781, and by Ruth Carver he had Abigail 1787, Sibil 1789, Theron 1792, and Phebe 1795.

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

    [499] Brockton VRs, p. 312; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 430, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

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

    [501] Brockton VRs, p. 312, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

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

    [503] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 124.

    [504] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 33; Brockton VRs, p. 165.

    [505] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 123.

    [506] Brockton VRs, p. 316, from his gravestone in Union Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [507] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 325, dwelling #1183, family #1528:

            George W. Bryant, 40, male, R.R. Agent, $1500, born MA

            Lucy Bryant, 44, female, born MA

            George Bryant, 18, male, clerk, born MA, attending school

            Henry Bryant, 15, male, born MA, attending school

            Abby Bryant, 13, female, born MA, attending school

            Same dwelling, family #1529:

            Hannah A. Doake, 56, female, born MA

            Hannah Doake, 24, female, born MA

            Same dwelling, family #1530:

            Abigail Bryant, 62, female, born MA

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

    [509] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 114.

    [510] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 33; Brockton VRs, p. 165.

    [511] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 47, under “Beal.”

    [512] Brockton VRs, p. 313.

    [513] Brockton VRs, p. 168, marriage intentions recorded 25 Mar. 1827 in North Bridgewater.

    [514] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 300, dwelling #857, family #1072:

            Jeremiah Beals, 63, male, farmer, $3500, born MA

            Elizabeth Beals, 62, female, born MA

            Joanna W. Beals, 21, female, born born MA

            Nathan C. Howard, 23, male, bootmaker, born MA, married within the year

            Mary E. Howard, 17, female, born MA, married within the year

            Same dwelling, family #1073:

            Seba A. Beals, 37, male, shoemaker, born MA

            Athalia Beals, 35, female, born MA

            Leonard S. Beals, 14, male, born MA, attending school

            Sarah E. Beals, 11, female, born MA, attending school

            Seba G. Beals, 1, male, born MA

            Hugh McDaniel, 40, male, laborer, born Ireland, cannot read or write

    [515] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36.

    [516] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 261.

    [517] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 34; Brockton VRs, p. 165.

    [518] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [519] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 290, dwelling #714, family #893:

            Theron Ames, 57, male, farmer, $1000, born MA

            Martha Ames, 56, female, born MA

            Francis Ames, 32, male, laborer, born MA

            Edwin C. Ames, 22, male, bootmaker, born MA

    [520] Plymouth Co.  Probate Docket #444.

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

    [522] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 34.

    [523] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 33; Brockton VRs, p. 165.

    [524] Calculated from her age at death.

    [525] 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 Noah Ames household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [526] Brockton VRs, p. 312, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [527] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 103, says they had only John 1779, an only son.

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

    [529] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 305.

    [530] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 31; Brockton VRs, p. 164.

    [531] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 103.

    [532] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 305.

    [533] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 305.

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

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

    [536] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 30; Brockton VRs, p. 164.

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

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

    [539] 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.

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

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

    [542] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 103, says they had Benjamin 1781, and Josiah 1783.

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

    [544] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 164.

    [545] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 30.

    [546] Pearson, Brig. Gen. Gardner W., Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a Threatened Invasion during the War of 1812-1814, Boston, 1913, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1999, p. 50.

    [547] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #363, Vol. 92, p. 289-291, from FHL microfilm #0555640, witnessed by Theron Ames, Isaac Eames, and Howard Cary.

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

    [549] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 103.