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Families of the Children of William4 Washburn and Experience Mann

 

 

         The family of daughter Thankful Washburn is very uncertain and is still under study, but the rest of the children of William Washburn and Experience Mann are more easily traced in Bridgewater and Freetown, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

John3 Washburn (6th)

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

William4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas1 Lapham

 

 

Rebecca2 Lapham

 

 

 

 

Mary Tilden

Abigail5 Washburn

 

 

 

William5 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Zipporah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Thankful5 Washburn

 

 

 

Ezekiel5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

John Mann

 

 

Experience Mann

 

 

 

 

Abigail Bourne

 

 

(370.) Abigail5 Washburn, eldest daughter of (113) William4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 11 Dec. 1715,[1] married John Freelove, son of Thomas Freelove, of Freetown, MA, as his second wife, on 10 May 1739 in Bridgewater.[2] He was born ca. 1710, a grandson of Morris and Elizabeth (Wilbore) Freelove, and he had married first to Sarah Gansey/Garnsey on 11 July 1734 in Swansea, MA.[3] He was named executor in the will of his grandfather Morris Freelove, of Freetown, in 1740, which was inventoried in 1743.[4]

         John Freelove died testate on 10 Feb. 1755 in Bridgewater.[5] His will was dated 1 Feb. 1755, witnessed by Daniel Snell, Timothy Perkins, and Benjamin Willis Junr, and probated on 3 Mar. 1755. He mentioned his wife Abigail Freelove, whom he named as sole executrix, daughter Sarah Freelove, who was to receive, in addition to money, “all the Goods which belong’d to my First Wife,” daughter Abigail Freelove, son John Freelove, and daughter Thankfull Freelove.[6] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) Abi­gail (Washburn) Freelove died on 20 Apr. 1772 in East Bridgewater, aged 59 [sic] years, of “consumption.”[7]

         John Freelove had one daughter by Sarah Gansey, and probably 3 more children by Abigail Washburn:

        1015     i   Sarah Freelove, born on 17 Feb. 1735 in Freetown,[8] married Adam Look, son of Samuel and Ruth Look, of Rochester, MA, on 23 Nov. 1758 in Freetown.[9] He was born on 2 Nov. 1726 in Rochester,[10] and he was a mariner. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but he died intes­tate in 1795 in Rochester, and his son-in-law, Jerethmeel Doty, of Rochester, was granted administration of his estate on 12 Aug. 1795.[11] They probably had at least two children:

1. Sarah Look, born say ca. 1760 in Rochester, married Jerathmel/Jerethmeel6 Doty, son of Edward5 and Hannah (Eldridge) Doty Jr.,[12] on 10 Nov. 1785 in Rochester.[13] He was born on 2 July 1764 in Rochester,[14] a grandson of Edward4 and Mary (Andrews) Doty, of Rochester.[15] Jerahmeel Doty joined other heirs of Edward Doty Jr., of Rochester, in signing a complaint against their brother John Doty for neglecting to settle the estate of their father on 2 Sept. 1782.[16]

2. Joseph Look, Esq., born on 25 Jan. 1776 in Rochester,[17] married 1.) Susanna Rider, daughter of Samuel and Patience (Weston) Rider,[18] of Middleborough, on 25 Jan. 1798 in Middleborough, at which time he was “of Bridgewater.”[19] She was born on 12 Apr. 1774 in Middleborough,[20] and died on 13 Jan. 1837 in Roch­es­ter, aged 62 years.[21] He re­mar­ried to her sister, 2.) Clarissa (Rid­er) Ray­mond, widow of Zenas Ray­mond, of Middleborough,[22] in 1843.[23] She was born on 11 July 1791 in Middleborough.[24] They were living in Rochester in the 1850 federal census,[25] and he was still living in Roch­ester in the 1855 state census, a farmer. He died tes­tate in 1857 in Roch­es­ter.[26]

3. (Probably others)

+      1016    ii   Abigail Freelove, born on 16 July 1740 in Freetown,[27] married Ebenezer Whitman, of East Bridgewater, son of Nicholas and Mary (Conant) Whitman, on 21 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater.[28] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1017   iii   John Freelove (Jr.), born on 4 Feb. 1741/2 in Freetown.[29] A guardian was appointed for him in 1756,[30] and he married 1.) Sarah5 Fuller, daughter of Isaac4 and Sarah (Packard) Fuller (Jr.), on 24 Jan. 1765 in Bridgewater,[31] and 2.) Bethiah (Emons) Tinkham, widow of Isaac Tinkham, in 1810 in Brandon, Rutland Co., VT.[32] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1018   iv   Thankfull Freelove, born on 15 Jan. 1752 in Bridgewater.[33] A guardian was appointed for her in 1756,[34] and she married Ezra Whitman, of East Bridgewater, son of John and Hannah (Shaw) (Snow) Whitman, as his second wife,[35] on 7 Nov. 1796 in East Bridgewater.[36] He was born on 7 May 1747 in Bridgewater,[37] baptized on 10 May 1747 in East Bridgewater,[38] and had married first to Rhoda Snow, daughter of David and Joanna (Hayward) Snow,[39] on 1 Sept. 1768 in Bridgewater.[40] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[41] Thankful (Freelove) Whitman had no children. Ezra Whitman died testate on 16 Jan. 1814 in East Bridgewater, aged 66 years, of “consumption.”[42] His will was dated 28 Sept. 1813, and probated on 7 Feb. 1814, mentioned his wife Thankful, son Ezra Whitman, daughter Hannah Hayward, son David Snow Whitman, daughter Rhoda Totman, grandsons Calvin Whitman Keen, son of his daughter Hannah by her first husband, Josiah Keen, Ezra Whitman and Luther Whitman, sons of his son Ezra Whitman, and granddaughter Hannah Shaw Keen, daughter of his daughter Hannah, and he named Alfred Whitman, son of his brother John Whitman, as executor of his estate.[43] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) Thankful (Freelove) Whitman died a widow on 15 Mar. 1823 in East Bridgewater, aged 71 years, of influenza.[44]

 

 

(372.) William5 Washburn (Jr.), eldest son of (113) William4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 14 Apr. 1718,[45] married Rebecca Curtis on 8 May 1738 in Bridgewater.[46]

         William and Rebecca Washburn lived in Bridgewater, but no death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County. On 16 Mar. 1758 Constable Samuel Dunbar of Plimton warned William Washburn, his wife, and their children Philip, Rebecca, Thankfull, Eunice, and William, “all at the house of Israel Allger, there last Place of residence was at Easton,” to depart town.[47]

         William Washburn (Jr.) and Rebecca Curtis had children:

+      1019     i   Experience6 Washburn, born on 22 Oct. 1738 in Bridgewater,[48] married Jonathan Orcutt, son of Ebenezer and Deliverance (Kingman) Orcutt, of Cohasset, MA, on 5 Nov. 1759 in North Bridgewater, MA.[49] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1020    ii   Elisha6 Washburn, born on 14 July 1741 in Bridgewater,[50] probably married Charity Snell, daughter of Moses and Mary (Besse) Snell,[51] on 8 Dec. 1763 in Bridgewater.[52] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1021   iii   Philip6 Washburn, born on 30 Sept. 1743 in Bridgewater,[53] married Sarah Carpenter, daughter of Nathan and Sarah (Powers) Carpenter, of Hardwick, MA, on 8 Jan. 1767 in Hardwick.[54] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1022   iv   Rebecca6 Washburn, born on 26 Jan. 1746 in Bridgewater,[55] married Ensign Lemuel6 Leach, son of Stephen5 and Lydia (Flowry) Leach, of Halifax, MA,[56] on 12 Oct. 1767, probably in East Bridgewater, MA.[57] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1023    v   Thankfull6 Washburn, born on 6 June 1749 in Bridgewater,[58] died in 1770, presumably unmarried.

        1024   vi   Eunice6 Washburn, born on 18 July 1750 in Bridgewater,[59] married Benjamin Crane, son of (__) Crane, on 13 June 1770 in Bridgewater.[60] Children not found. No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, and he was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

        1025  vii   William Washburn (3rd), born on 22 Apr. 1752 in Bridgewater,[61] was possibly burned to death on 10 Oct. 1762 in Bridgewater.[62]

 

 

(375.) Thankful5 Washburn, fifth daughter of (113) William4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 13 Aug. 1723,[63] married (580) John5 Kinsley, son of (152) Samuel4 and Mary (Packard[?]) Kinsley (3rd), of Easton, on 19 Feb. 1746 in Bridgewater.[64] He was born on 20 May 1721 in Easton,[65] a grandson of Samuel3 and (62) Mary3 (Washburn) Kinsley (Jr.),[66] and she was his second cousin.

         John and Thankful Kinsley moved to Norwich, New London Co., CT, but their deaths were not recorded in the Norwich town vital records, where the name is sometimes found spelled “Kinsly,” and he was not a head of household in New London Co., CT, in the 1790 federal census.

         Thankful Washburn and John Kinsley supposedly had children:

        1026     i   John Kinsley (Jr.), born on 27 Aug. 1749 in Norwich, New London Co., CT,[67] died on 28 Dec. 1753 in Norwich, CT, of small pox.[68]

        1027    ii   Rhoda Kinsley, born on 12 Apr. 1751 in Norwich, CT,[69] marriage not found.

        1028   iii   William Kinsley, born on 16 Apr. 1753,[70] died on 29 Dec. 1753 in Norwich, CT, of small pox.[71]

        1029   iv   Thankful Kinsley, born on 26 Sept. 1754 in Norwich, CT,[72] married Phinehas Scott, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Richardson) Scott, in 1773 in Bennington, VT.[73] He was supposedly born on 6 June 1745 in Sunderland, MA,[74] and they lived in Bennington, VT. They were living in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, in the 1790,[75] and 1800 federal censuses.[76] She died on 4 Nov. 1808 in Bennington, VT, aged 54 years,[77] and he was still living in Bennington, VT, in the 1810 federal census.[78] He remarried to Jerusha Merrill on 13 Jan. 1812 in Bennington, VT.[79] He died on 6 June 1819 in Bennington, VT, aged 74 years,[80] and was buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT. She remarried to Ebenezer Dunning on 14 Apr. 1821 in Bennington, VT.[81] Thankful (Kinsley) Scott had children:

a. John Scott, born in 1775 in Bennington, VT,[82] probably died young.

b. Samuel Scott, born in 1778 in Bennington, VT,[83] married Lucretia Harmon, daughter of Ezekiel and Grace (Dewey) Harmon,[84] on 8 June 1806 in Bennington, VT.[85] She was born on 20 Sept. 1778 in Bennington, VT.[86] They were living in Bennington, VT, in the 1810,[87] 1820,[88] and 1830 federal censuses.[89] She died on 10 Oct. 1832 in Bennington, VT, aged 54 years,[90] and he was still living in Bennington, VT, in the 1840 federal census.[91] He died on 17 Feb. 1844 in Bennington, VT, aged 66 years,[92] and they were both buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, CT.

c. Clara Scott, born in 1780 in Bennington, VT,[93] supposedly married Samuel Squires.[94]

d. Elizabeth “Betsey” Scott, born on 23 June 1785 in Bennington, VT,[95] married Calvin Bingham (Jr.), son of Calvin and Lydia (Denton) Bingham,[96] on 17 Jan. 1808 in Bennington, VT,[97] and they moved to Onondaga Co., NY. He was born on 22 Jan. 1784 in Bennington, VT.[98] They were living in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY, in the 1810,[99] and 1820 federal censuses, where he was a farmer,[100] and in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY, in the 1830,[101] 1840,[102] and 1850 federal census,[103] where he was a farmer. She died on 11 Apr. 1854 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY,[104] and he died on 6 June 1865 in Marcellus, NY,[105] and they were both buried in Old Marcellus Village Cemetery in Marcellus, NY. Their son Kinsley Scott Bingham was a United States Senator and the 11th Governor of Michigan, from 1855 to 1858.[106]

e. Col. Martin Scott, born on 17 Jan. 1788 in Bennington, VT,[107] married Lavinia McCracken, daughter of Carlisle McCracken,[108] on 7 May 1840 in Rochester, NY.[109] He served as a Lieutenant in the War of 1812, acquired fame as a sharpshooter, and served as a Major and Lt. Colonel in the Mexican-American War.[110] He was killed on 8 Sept. 1847 in the Battle of El Molino Del Rey, Mexico, aged 59 years, 7 months, 21 days, and was buried with full military honors on 2 Mar. 1848 in Bennington, VT.[111] She died on 27 Sept. 1854 on board the steamer ship “Arctic” in the Atlantic Ocean when the ship was riding in collided with the French steamer “Vesta” near Cape Race, and was lost at sea.[112]

f. John Kinsley Scott, born in 1790 in Bennington, VT,[113] never married, died on 20 May 1834 in Bennington, VT, aged 44 years,[114] and was buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

g. Rhoda Scott, born in 1792 in Bennington, VT,[115] never married. She was living with the family of her brother Henry Scott in Bennington, VT, in the 1840, and 1850 federal censuses, and she died on 17 Oct. 1855 in Bennington, VT, aged 63 years,[116] and was buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

h. Hiram W. Scott, born on 5 Mar. 1795 in Bennington, VT,[117] married Roena/Rowena Babbett, daughter of James and Mercy (Winslow) Babbett,[118] on 26 Dec. 1815 in Bennington, VT.[119] She was born supposedly on 11 June 1793 in Berkley, Bristol Co., MA.[120] They were living in Bennington, VT, in the 1820,[121] and 1830 federal censuses.[122] They were living next door to his brother Henry Scott in Bennington, VT, in the 1840,[123] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[124] She died on 19 Nov. 1858 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY,[125] and he died on 1 Jan. 1882 in Auburn, NY.[126]

i. Henry Scott, born on 3 Oct. 1798 in Bennington, VT,[127] married Mary Ann/Marianna Frye on 1 Jan. 1832 in Bennington, VT.[128] She was born in 1812 in VT.[129] He was a head of household in Bennington, VT, in the 1830 federal census.[130] They were living next door to his brother Hiram Scott in Bennington, VT, in the 1840,[131] and 1850 federal censuses, where his sister Rhoda Scott was living with them, and he was a farmer,[132] and he was still living in Bennington, VT, in the 1860 federal census.[133] He died on 5 July 1882 in Bennington, VT, aged 83 years, 9 months, 2 days,[134] and she died on 3 Nov. 1882 in Bennington, VT,[135] and they were both buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

j. Mary Scott, born on 11 Apr. 1803 in Bennington, VT,[136] married Capt. Ira H. Hawks, son of Eleazer and Rhoda Hawks, as his second wife,[137] on 30 Nov. 1839 in Bennington, VT.[138] He was born on 10 Nov. 1796 in VT,[139] and had married first to Fanny N. Church on 5 Mar. 1817 in Bennington, VT.[140] They were living in Bennington, VT, in the 1840,[141] and 1850 federal censuses,[142] where he was a farmer, and in the 1860 federal census.[143] Mary (Scott) Hawks died on 29 Mar. 1863 in Bennington, VT, aged 60 years,[144] and he died on 3 Jan. 1877 in Bennington, VT, aged 81 years,[145] and was buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

        1030    v   Mary Kinsley, born on 30 Oct. 1756 in Norwich, CT,[146] marriage not found.

        1031   vi   Bethiah Kinsley, born on 10 Oct. 1758,[147] died on 4 Mar. 1759 in Norwich, CT.[148]

        1032  vii   Roger Kinsley, born on 7 Feb. 1760 in Norwich, CT,[149] married Phebe (Beeman) Millington, daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Durkee) Beeman.[150] She was born on 23 June 1760 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT.[151] They were living in Fairfax, Chittenden Co., VT, in the 1790 federal census,[152] but he was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1800 or 1810 federal censuses. He died in 1817 in Fairfax, Franklin Co., VT,[153] and she also died in Fairfax, VT, and they were both buried in the North Fairfax-Beeman Cemetery in Fairfax, VT.

 

 

(377.) Ezekiel5 Washburn, third son of (113) William4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 22 May 1728,[154] married 1.) Experience Curtis on 4 Oct. 1749 in Bridgewater,[155] and they settled in North Bridgewater, MA. He was executor of his father’s will in 1756. She died by 1781, and he remarried to 2.) Naomi Thayer on 1 Nov. 1781 in North Bridgewater.[156]

         Ezekiel Washburn died intestate in 1785 in Bridgewater. His widow, Naomi Washburn, requested that Capt. Anthony Dike, blacksmith, of Plymouth, be appointed to administer his estate on 5 Apr. 1785, which was granted, with Ephraim Noyes, of Abington, and Naomi Washburn as sureties. William Shaw and Samuel Brett, Jr., of Bridgewater, and Ephraim Noyes, of Abington, were appointed to appraise his estate on 6 Apr. 1785, which was declared insolvent, and Matthew Kingman, of Bridgewater, and Ephraim Noyes were commissioners. His real estate was sold, his widow, Naomi Washburn, received her thirds, and his heirs, namely William and Else French, Nathaniel and Betty Pratt, and William and Deliverance Shaw, Jr., signed a quitclaim to their father's estate.[157] In the 1790 federal census Naomi Washburn was still living in Bridgewater, MA.[158]

         Ezekiel Washburn had 6 children by Experience Curtis:

        1033     i   Zipporah Washburn, born on 16 Aug. 1750 in Bridgewater,[159] died on 18 Apr. 1751 in Bridgewater.[160]

        1034    ii   Ezekiel Washburn (Jr.), born on 11 Mar. 1752 in Bridgewater,[161] probably died young. He was not listed among the heirs of Ezekiel Washburn in 1785 who signed the quit claim to their father’s estate, and he was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

+      1035   iii   Alice6 “Else” Washburn, born on 15 Apr. 1754 in Bridgewater,[162] married William French, probably as his second wife, on 12 Aug. 1773 in North Bridgewater.[163] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1036   iv   Elizabeth6 “Betty/Betsey” Washburn, born on 11 Jan. 1756 in Bridgewater,[164] married (2437) Lt. Nathaniel Pratt, son of Deacon Seth and (928) Hannah6 (Washburn) Pratt,[165] on 12 Nov. 1778 in Bridgewater.[166] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1037    v   Deliverance6 Washburn, a twin, born on 30 Aug. 1758 in Bridgewater,[167] married William Shaw (Jr.), son of William and Hannah (West) Shaw, of North Bridgewater,[168] on 1 Oct. 1778 in East Bridgewater.[169] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1038   vi   Experience Washburn, a twin, born on 30 Aug. 1758 in Bridgewater,[170] probably died young. She was not listed among the heirs of Ezekiel Washburn in 1785 who signed the quit claim to their father's estate.

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 325.

    [2] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383; Thomas, Helen Gurney, Vital Records of the Town of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1686 Through 1890, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1988, [hereinafter Freetown VRs], n.p., “Freetown Marriages: Washburn,” marriage intentions recorded 4 Nov. 1738 in Freetown.

    [3] Freetown VRs, n.p., “Freetown Marriages: Freelove,” marriage intentions recorded 16 May 1734 in Freetown.

    [4] Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 10, p. 269‑272.

    [5] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 473, from a private record of deaths in Bridgewater kept by Oliver Alden.

    [6] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #8094, Vol. 13, p. 420-421.

    [7] Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter East Bridgewater VRs], p. 351.

    [8] Freetown VRs, n.p., under Freetown Births: Freelove.

    [9] Freetown VRs, n.p., under Freetown Marriages: Freelove; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 131.

    [10] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 203.

    [11] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #13114, Vol. 34, p. 36, from FHL microfilm #0550718.

    [12] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 117, the marriage of Edward Doty Jr. and Hannah Eldridge, of Dartmouth, on 11 Dec. 1755 in Dartmouth.

    [13] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 205.

    [14] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120.

    [15] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 117, the marriage of Edward Doty and Mary Andrews on 19 Nov. 1726 in Rochester; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, p. 158, under Joseph Doty2.

    [16] Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Deeds & Probates From the Files of George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, p. 259, from an original unrecorded document in the file of Edward Doty Jr., of Rochester, Plymouth County Probate Docket #6620.

    [17] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 204.

    [18] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 174: marriage of Samuel Rider and Patience Weston, both of Middleborough, on 7 Sept. 1769 in Middleborough.

    [19] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 128, 160.

    [20] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 269.

    [21] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 407.

    [22] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 195, 217: marriage of Zenas Raymond and Clarissa Rider, both of Middleborough, on 1 June 1815 in Middleborough. Zenas Raymond apparently died intestate in ca. 1829 in Middleborough. (Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16524.)

    [23] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 302, marriage intentions recorded 7 May 1843 in Middleborough; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 204, marriage intentions recorded 3 May 1743 in Rochester.

    [24] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 270, as “Claracy Rider.”

    [25] 1850 Federal Census, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 271, dwelling #204, family #224:

            Joseph Look, 75, male, farmer, $700, born Rochester

            Clarissa Look, 58, female, born Midd. [Middleborough]

            Disere P. Bassett, 15, female, born Rochester

            George W. Bassett, 12, male, born Rochester

    [26] Plym­outh Co. Pro­bate Docket #13118.

    [27] Freetown VRs, n.p., under Freetown Births: Freelove.

    [28] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 139. He is called “Ebenezer Whitman, Jr.,” to differentiate him from his cousin, Ebenezer Whitman.

    [29] Freetown VRs, n.p., under Freetown Births: Freelove.

    [30] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #8095.

    [31] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 139.

    [32] Per email letter of Linda R.F. Arnold of Menifee, CA, of 1 Feb. 2000, who says that John Freelove (Jr.) did not marry, as his second wife, to Sarah Woods in 1774 in Freetown, MA, correcting Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 163, which implies that Sarah Woods was the second wife of John Freelove (Jr.)

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

    [34] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #8095.

    [35] Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 16, Part 3: Family of John Alden Fifth Generation Descendants of his sons John, Joseph and Jonathan, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 3], p. 200.

    [36] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 207, from records of the First Church of East Bridgewater.

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

    [38] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 141.

    [39] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 301; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 347: marriage of David Snow and Joanna Hayward; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 303: birth of Rhoda, daughter of David and Joanna Snow, on 7 Oct. 1742.

    [40] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 400.

    [41] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 165, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Ezra Whitman household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [42] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 399, buried in the Old Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater.

[43] Plymouth County Probate Docket #22751, Vol. 45, p. 232-234, from FHL microfilm #0550903.

    [44] East Bridgewater, VRs, p. 403, under “Witman.”

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

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

    [47] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 3, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 2, pp. 173-228, under various unsorted warrants to warn persons from Plimton.

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

    [49] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 299, married in the First Congregational Church of North Bridgewater.

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

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

    [52] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

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

    [54] Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Hardwick, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter Hardwick VRs], p. 260.

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

    [56] 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. 33, marriage of Stephen Leach, of Bridgwater, to Lydia Flowry of Hallifax, on 24 Jan. 1744/5 in Halifax.

    [57] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 315; Hardwick VRs, p. 260.

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

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

    [60] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

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

    [62] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575, unnamed child of William Washburn, “burnt to death.”

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

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

    [65] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 10.

    [66] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 220.

    [67] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [68] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [69] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [70] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [71] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [72] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [73] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [74] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [75] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, UT, 1993, p. 16, Bennington Town, Bennington Co., the Phenhas Scot household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 4 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [76] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, Baltimore, MD, 2000, p. 30, Bennington, Bennington Co., the Phinehas Scott household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [77] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, wife of Phinehas Scott, from FHL microfilm #27680; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440606, from her gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [78] 1810 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 84, the Phineas Scott household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

    [79] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27629.

    [80] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440603, from his gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [81] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27536; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [82] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [83] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [84] Her parents’ names from her www.findagrave.com memorial #22440601.

    [85] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27572; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [86] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27572, her parents Ezekiel and Grace Harmon; her www.findagrave.com memorial #22440601.

    [87] 1810 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 82, the Saml Scott household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [88] 1820 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 113, the Samuel Scott household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [89] 1830 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 38, the Samuel Scott household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

    [90] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27680, wife of Samuel Scott; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440601, from her gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [91] 1840 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 267, the Samuel Scott household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [92] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27680; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440605, from his gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [93] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [94] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, but the marriage was not found in the Vermont Vital Records online database at www.FamilySearch.org.

    [95] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [96] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; and per his www.findagrave.com memorial #45061298.

    [97] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [98] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; and per his www.findagrave.com memorial #45061298.

    [99] 1810 Federal Census, Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY, p. 83, the Calvin Bingham household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

    [100] 1820 Federal Census, Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY, p. 266, the Calvin Bingham Jr. household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [101] 1830 Federal Census, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY, p. 229, the Calvin Bingham household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 2 females under 5, 2 females aged 5-9 years, 2 females aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

    [102] 1840 Federal Census, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY, p. 334, the Calvin Bingham household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years, including 3 people employed in agriculture, and 1 person employed as a learned professional engineer.

    [103] 1850 Federal Census, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY, p. 334, dwelling #1674, family #1728:

            Calvin Bingham, 66, male, farmer, $5800, born VT

            Betsey Bingham, 65, female, born VT

            Adaline R. Bingham, 27, female, born NY

            Perry Gaylord, 18, male, laborer, born NY

            Joseph McDeul, 16, male, laborer, born Ireland, attending school

            Mary Mahaffey, 31, female, born Ireland

    [104] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #45061398, from her gravestone in Old Marcellus Village Cemetery in Marcellus, NY.

    [105] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #45061298, from his gravestone in Old Marcellus Village Cemetery in Marcellus, NY.

    [106] www.findagrave.com memorial #5783791.

    [107] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, and per his www.findagrave.com memorial #22440602.

    [108] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [109] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [110] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, and per his www.findagrave.com memorial #22440602.

    [111] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27680, which says he died in Mexico; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440602, from his gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [112] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [113] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [114] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27680; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440599, from his gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [115] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [116] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27680; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #22440604, from her gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [117] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [118] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, but the marriage of James Babbett/Babbitt and Mercy Winslow was not found in the Massachusetts vital records.

    [119] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27464, her name spelled Roena Babbett in the marriage record; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, which spells her name Rowena Babbitt.

    [120] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [121] 1820 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 113, the Hiram Scott household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [122] 1830 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 38, the Hiram W. Scott household had 1 male under 5, 2 males aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [123] 1840 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 256, the Hiram W. Scott household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [124] 1850 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 186, dwelling #76, family #78:

            Hiram Scott, 57 [sic], male, farmer, $760, born VT

            Rowena Scott, 57, female, born VT

            Kinsley Scott, 15, male, born VT, attending school

    [125] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [126] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [127] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [128] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27553, which gives her name as Mary Ann Frye; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, which gives her name as Marianna Frye.

    [129] Per her www.findagrave.com memorial #60447459.

    [130] 1830 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 39, the Henry Scott household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 2 males aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [131] 1840 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 256, the Henry Scott household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 2 people employed in agriculture.

    [132] 1850 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 186, dwelling #75, family $77:

            Henry Scott, 52, male, farmer, $2000, born VT

            Mary A. Scott, 38, female, born VT

            Ellen C. Scott, 18, female, born VT, attending school

            Margaret L. Scott, 15, female, born VT, attending school

            Charles H. Scott, 5, male, born VT

            John M. Scott, 2, male, born VT

            Rhoda Scott, 57, female, $700, born VT

    [133] 1860 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, Page No. 254?, dwelling #194, family #203:

            Henry Scott, 62, male, farmer, $3500, $550, born VT

            Mary Scott, 48, female, born VT

            Ellen Scott, 27, female, born VT

            Margaret Scott, 25, female, born VT

            Charles Scott, 15, male, born VT, attending school

            John Scott, 12, male, born VT

    [134] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, which gives his parents as Phineas Scott and Thankful Kinsley, from FHL microfilm #540142; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #60447458, from his gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT, which gives the year as 1887.

    [135] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; www.findagrave.com, memorial #60447459, from her gravestone in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, VT.

    [136] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [137] Per the Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72; and per his www.findagrave.com memorial #38257780, his parents’ names from his death record.

    [138] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27577; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72.

    [139] Per his www.findagrave.com memorial #38257780.

    [140] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27508; per his www.findagrave.com memorial #38257780. Fanny (Church) Hawks died on 20 Nov. 1838 in Bennington, VT, and was buried in Kingsley Cemetery in Bennington, VT, per her www.findagrave.com memorial #38270974.

    [141] 1840 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 275, the Ira Hawks household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture.

    [142] 1850 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, p. 186, dwelling #65, family #66:

            Ira Hawks, 54, male, farmer, $8000, born VT

            Mary Hawks, 47, female, born VT

            Albert Hawks, 16, male, born VT, attending school

            Rhoda Hawks, 4, female, born VT

            Mary Murphy, 25, female, born Ireland

    [143] 1860 Federal Census, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT, Page No. 230, dwelling #16, family #16:

            Ira Hawks, 64, male, $1000, $100, born VT

            Mary Hawks, 57, female, born VT

            Maria Hawks, 41, female, born VT

            Rhoda Hawks, 14, female, born VT

            Erwin Hawks, 8, male, born NY, attending school

            Sibel Haswell, 51, female, $500, born NY

    [144] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27577, which gives her parents as Phineas and Thankful Scott; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, that date also given in the Ira H. Hawks www.findagrave.com memorial #38257780, but her gravestone was not listed in www.findagrave.com for the Old Bennington Cemetery.

    [145] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #540098; www.findagrave.com memorial #38257780, which gives the date as 2 Jan. 1877 in Bennington; Ancestry.com Our Family History 2011 file submitted by Barmardon72, which gives the date as 16 May 1867.

    [146] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [147] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [148] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [149] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, Hartford, 1913, p. 294, from the online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    [150] Her parents’ names from her www.findagrave.com memorial #136641798.

    [151] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Kent 1739-1852, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1999, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Kent VRs], p. 41, taken from Vol. 1, p. 116, of the Kent town records; her www.findagrave.com memorial #136641798 gives her birth date as 23 Jan. 1760 in Kent, CT.

    [152] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, UT, 1993, p. 24, Fairfax Town, Chittenden County, the Roger Kingsley household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [153] www.findagrave.com, memorial #34222323, from his gravestone in North Fairfax-Beeman Cemetery in Fairfax, VT.

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

    [155] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

    [156] Brockton VRs, p. 299, from records of the Fourth Church of Christ in (North) Bridgewater, which calls him “Ezekiel Washburn, Jr.”

    [157] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21968; Vol. 27, p. 200; Vol. 29, pp. 419‑422, 450; Vol. 30, p. 48‑49; Vol. 37, p. 20. No relationship has been discovered between Anthony Dike and Ezekiel or Naomi (Thayer) Washburn. Anthony Dike's wife was Molly Pool.

    [158] 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 Naomi “Washbon” household had 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females. The male under 16 was probably a grandson of Ezekiel Washburn.

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

    [160] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575. A private record of deaths in Bridgewater kept by Oliver Alden, assigns this death date to Ezekiel Washburn, in error.

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

    [162] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326.

    [163] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384;

    [164] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326.

    [165] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 277.

    [166] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

    [167] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 327.

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

    [169] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 312, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

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



[A] The Will of John Freelove, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts (1755): *

In the Name of God Amen; the first Day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty five I, John Freelove of Bridgwater in the County of Plimouth in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman, being verry sick & weak in Body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be Given to God therfor, Calling to Mind the Mortality of my body And Knowing that It is appointed for all men once to dye Doe make and Ordain this my Last Will & Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christain Burial at the Discretion of my Execr. nothing Douting but but at the Generall Resurrection I Shall Receive the same again by the Mighty power of God, and Touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I Give Demise & Dispose of the same in the following manner & form

Imps, I Order my Funeral charges as also all my Just Debts Due to any Person or persons whatsoever to be paid Out of my Personall Estate in Conveniant Time after my Decease by my Execr. hereafter to be Named

Item  I Give and Bequeath to my well=Beloved wife Abigail Freelove the Sum of Six pounds thirteen shillings & four pence Lawfull Money Out of my Estate Togather with one third part of the incom or Profitt of my Lands, so, Long as She Remaineth my Widdow, and also all the Houshold Goods Except those which belongd to my First Wife and one third part of my Dwelling House and Celler so Long as She remains my Widdow~~

Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Eldest Daughter Sarah Freelove the Sum of thirteen pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence Lawfull money to be paid her Out of my moveable Estate as also all the Goods which belong’d to my First Wife

Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Freelove the sum of Thirteen pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence Lawfull Money, Out of my Moveable Estate to be paid her at the Age of Eighteen years~~

Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Freelove all and Singular my House and Lands Messuages, Tennements not allready Disposed of togather with all my Debts & moveable Effects after all the Legacies herein shall be paid out and Due payment made to my Creditors~~

Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Thankfull Freelove the Sum of Thirteen pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence Lawfull money, to be paid Out of my moveable Estate, when Arrived to the Age of Eighteen years

Item  I Do in this my Last Will and Testament Constitute and Appoint my Well Beloved Wife Abigail Freelove my Sole Execx. of this my Last Will and Testament, and Do Hereby Utterly Disalow; Revoke & Disanull, all and evary other Former, Testament, Will Legacies, & Bequests & Execrs, by me in any wise before named, Will’d & Bequested Ratifying this and no Other to be my last Will and Testament, In Witness whereof I Have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the Day and Year Abovementioned

Signed, Seal’d, Published                                                                                                  John Freelove                                   (seal)

Pronounced & Declared by the sd.

John Freelove as his last Will & Testamt.

In the Presence of us the Subscribers

Daniel Snell

Timothy Perkins

Benjamin Willis Junr.

 

Probated on 3 March 1755, and proved by Timothy Perkins & Benjamin Willis Junr.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 13, p. 420-421, from FHL microfilm #0551540.

 

 

[B] The Will of Ezra Whitman of Bridgewater, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1813) *

In the Name of God amen I Ezra Whitman of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth Housewright being weak in Body, but as I trust of sound Mind & Memory do make & ordain this my last will & Testament & dispose of all my worldly Estate in Manner & Form following, namely —

                I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Thankful the use & Improvement of my Homestead Farm & Buildings thereof, & of my Clock, & of my Pew for herself, so long as she shall remain my widow. I also give her as her own forever one hundred Dollars in Money, to be paid her out of a Note I hold against Jephthah Whitman, two Cows, two Beds & Bedding, all my Crockery Ware, Earthen Ware & Glass Ware & All my household Furniture not otherwise herein after disposed of. I also give her two Cords of Slabs annually to be paid & delivered her as herein after directed –

                I give unto my Son Ezra Whitman, one Bed one Case of Drawers, my great Iron Kettle; my tin quart pot, my Chair Table, one small Looking Glass, six kitchen pommet Chairs & the privilege of Wood from my wood lot by the Meeting house & of living on the place where he now lives in manner as is hereafter proscribed, I also give him all my wearing apparel & the privilege of sitting in my Pew on the lower Floor. —

                I give & devise unto my Daughter Hannah Hayward her Heirs & Assigns Forever two Chamber Chairs & one undivided eighth part of Whitman’s Saw Mill, so called), in consideration of which I do order her, her Heirs & Assigns to deliver unto my said Wife half a Cord of Slabs annually so long as she remains my widow —

                I give & devise unto my Son David Snow Whitman & my Grandson Ezra Whitman (son of my Son Ezra) their Heirs & assigns forever, my Homestead Farm and Buildings to be divided between them as conveniently as may be for each by a Line from the Road to the River & in such a Manner, as that my Son David may have, in the Opinion & Estimation of the Dividers, one hundred Dollars more in value than my Grandson Ezra & to come into possession thereof after the Decease of my Wife or after her Marriage again, which ever Event may first happen & not before —

                I also give unto my said Son David one Bed, and also my clock after my Widow’s Decease or Marriage —

                I give and devise unto my Daughter Rhoda Totman her Heirs & assigns forever my Desk & two Chamber Chairs, & also one undivided quarter part of said Saw-Mill on condition that she her Heirs & assigns deliver my Widow one Cord of Slabs annually during her Widowhood —

                I give and devise unto my Grandson Calvin Whitman Keen, (son of my said Daughter Hannah by her first Husband Josiah Keen), his Heirs & assigns forever one Cow in lieu of the Heifer I had of his, & one eighth part of said Saw Mill (which with what I have herein before given makes the whole of my half of said Mill) in consideration whereof I do order him to deliver to my said Widow half a Cord of Slabs annually during her Widowhood. And I do give to each of the aforesaid Devisees of said half of said Mill their respective Heirs & assigns their proper right & privileges in the Dam Stream, Flowage & all other appurtenances to their respective parts & shares belonging —

                I give and devise unto my Grandson Luther Whitman, (Son of my Son Ezra) the House & Land where his Father now lives & my Meeting house Lot both Swamp and Upland purchased partly of James Latham & partly of Eleazer Whitman, to have & to hold the same to him his Heirs & assigns forever, reserving & granting the said House and Land first mentioned to my Son Ezra & his Family to live on & improve till the said Luther becomes twenty one Years of Age, and also granting to my Son Ezra & his Family the privilege of getting their Wood off of the Wood lot during the said Luther’s Minority; & also hereby authorizing & directing my Executor herein after named to sell the improved part of the last said Lot (about two acres) to pay debts if it should be necessary —

                I give & bequeath unto my Granddaughter Hannah Shaw Keen (Daughter of my said Hannah as aforesaid) one Bed & Bedding, one Card Table, & one small Looking Glass.—

                I give unto my two Grandsons aforesaid Luther Whitman & Ezra Whitman my Pew on the lower Floor in the Meeting house subject to the right I have given to my Wife therein & reserving to my Son Ezra & his Family a right to sit in the same. —

                I also order that my Pew in the Gallery, Horse & Chaise & all my Estate not herein disposed of to be sold by my Executor & Provided I should not live to rebuild my half of the Saw Mill, which I have already undertaken, I hereby order my Executor to accomplish the same & pay the Expence out of my Estate —

                And I do now appoint Alfred Whitman (Son of my Brother John Whitman) to be Guardian to my two Grandsons Luther Whitman & Ezra Whitman, so far at least as to have the Care of & be Trustee to the Estate, I have herein given them, during their Minority, & to see that whatever I have done & given for the Benefit and Comfort of my son Ezra & his Family herein be solely appropriated to that purpose, & it is my Will & Intention, that nothing which I have given him or them shall be taken to pay his Debts. & I do now appoint the said Alfred Whitman to be sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament made this twenty eighth day of September ADom: one Thousand eigh hundred and Thirteen —

Signed sealed published & declared by the

above named Ezra Whitman to be his last

Will & Testament in the presence of us who at                                                                             Ezra Whitman                                   (seal)

his request & in his presence have hereunto subscrib-

ed our Names as witnesses to the same –

                Nahum Mitchell

                Cushing Mitchell Junr.

                Charles Mitchell

 

Presented for probate on 7 Feb. 1814 by Alfred Whitman, the Executor therein named, and proved by Charles Mitchell, one of the witnesses.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 45, p. 232-234, from FHL microfilm #0550903.