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Families of the Children of Noah4 Washburn and Elisabeth Shaw

 

 

         The children of Noah Washburn and Elisabeth Shaw lived in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, but their grandchildren spread out to Connecticut, New Hampshire, western Massachusetts, and New Jersey. A few of the grandchildren are still untraced, and this file will be revised as new information is uncovered.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Samuel3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Noah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel1 Packard

 

 

Deborah2 Packard

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth

Hannah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Eleazer5 Washburn

 

 

 

Noah5 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Ebenezer Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

John2 Shaw

 

 

Joseph3 Shaw

 

 

 

 

Alice

 

Elisabeth4 Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

John Whitmarsh

 

 

Judith Whitmarsh

 

 

(412.) Hannah5 Washburn, eldest daughter of (123) Noah4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 13 July 1711,[1] married Nathan4 Bassett, son of William3 and Sarah (Sweetland) Bassett,[2] of West Bridgewater, on 15 Mar. 1733 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born on 5 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater,[4] a grandson of Joseph2 and Mary (Lapham) Bassett.[5]

         Hannah (Washburn) Bassett died in 1756 in Bridgewater,[6] but no death or probate records have been found for Nathan Bassett in Plymouth County.

         Nathan Bassett and Hannah Washburn had children:[7]

+      1192     i   John5 Bassett, born on 29 Aug. 1734 in Bridgewater,[8] married Sarah6 Cushman, daughter of Jabez5 and Sarah (Paddleford) Cushman, of Middleborough,[9] supposedly on 25 Jan. 1757,[10] or in 1764,[11] and they moved to Scituate, RI, then to Killingly, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1193    ii   Nathan Bassett (Jr.), born on 4 Sept. 1737 in Bridgewater,[12] died in 1756 in Bridgewater,[13] unmarried.

        1194   iii   Ruth Bassett, born on 11 May 1740 in Bridgewater,[14] marriage not found.

        1195   iv   David Bassett, born on 27 Feb. 1742/3 in Bridgewater,[15] died in 1756 in Bridgewater.[16]

        1196    v   Hannah Bassett, born on 5 May 1745 in Bridgewater,[17] marriage not found.

+      1197   vi   Joseph5 Bassett, Esq., born on 27 Oct. 1747 in Bridgewater,[18] married Hannah Lathrop, daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Church) Lathrop,[19] on 6 June 1776 in West Bridgewater.[20] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1198  vii   Jonathan5 Bassett, born on 25 May 1750 in Bridgewater,[21] supposedly moved to Killingly, CT,[22] but Jonathan Bassett was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census, and no marriage or children were recorded to Jonathan Bassett in the Killingly town records.[23]

 

 

(413.) Eleazer5 Washburn, eldest son of (123) Noah4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 8 Feb. 1713,[24] married Anna5 Alden, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer4 and Anna3 (Keith) Alden,[25] on 22 Nov. 1738 in Bridgewater.[26] She was born on 19 Feb. 1717/18 in Bridgewater,[27] a granddaughter of Isaac3 and Mehitabel (Allen) Alden,[28] and of Joseph2 and Elizabeth3 (Fobes) Keith.[29] They lived in East Bridgewater. On 1 Feb. 1735/6 Eleazer Washburn and his brother Noah Washburn joined other heirs of their grandfather, Joseph Shaw, of Bridgewater, in selling to Zacheus Shaw their right in the estate of their grandparents.[30]

            Eleazer Washburn died intestate on 24 Feb. 1762 in East Bridgewater, aged 49 years.[31] Administration of his estate was granted to his father‑in‑law, Ebenezer Alden, on 5 Apr. 1762, with Josiah Edson and Ebenezer Keith, both of Bridgewater, as sureties. His inventory, dated 8 Apr. 1762, was appraised by Thomas Whitman, John Orcutt, and Nathan Allen, and his estate was divided on 10 Nov. 1764 by Capt. Edward Mitchell, Ephraim Cary, and John Orcutt, to his heirs, namely his widow Anna Washburn, Eleazer Washburn, Susanna Byram, Asa Washburn, Anna Washburn, Levi Washburn, Oliver Washburn, Alden Washburn, and Isaac Washburn.[32] Some of the probate records for Eleazer Washburn call him “Ebenezer” Washburn. In April 1763 Ebenezer Alden of Bridgwater, Gentleman, administrator of the estate of Ebenezer Washburn, late of Bridgwater, housewright, sued Isaac Peterson of Pembrooke, housewright, for an unpaid note of £5.10s dated 18 June 1762.[33]

            On 4 Oct. 1764 Asa, Anna and Eleazer Washburn, minors of Ebenezer Washburn over the age of 14, asked to have their mother, Anna Washburn, appointed as their guardian.[34] On 8 Oct. 1764 Anna Washburn, widow, was appointed as guardian of Eleazer, Anna, Asa, Isaac, Alden, Oliver, and Levi Washburn, minor children of Eleazer Washburn, with Ebenezer Alden, Gentleman, of Bridgewater, and Ebenezer Whitmarsh, of Abington, as sureties.[35] In 1769 Anna Washburn requested for a new guardian for the children, she being in poor health, and Ephraim Cary, of Bridgewater, was appointed guardian on 6 Mar. 1769 of Oliver Washburn and Levi Washburn, minors over 14, with Hugh Orr and Benjamin Whitman, of Bridgewater, as sureties, and Ephraim Whitman was appointed as guardian of Isaac Washburn and Alden Washburn, minors under 14, with Hugh Orr and Ephraim Cary as sureties.[36] Anna (Alden) Washburn died a widow on 13 Feb. 1788 in East Bridgewater, aged almost 70 years, of a “quick fever.”[37]

         Eleazer Washburn and Anna Alden had children:

+      1199     i   Susanna6 Washburn, born on 27 Apr. 1740 in Bridgewater,[38] baptized on 21 Sept. 1740 in East Bridgewater,[39] married Jepthah Byram, of Mendham, NJ, son of Maj. Ebenezer and Hannah (Hayward) Byram, of East Bridgewater, MA, and Windham, Morris Co., NJ,[40] on 19 Feb. 1761 in East Bridgewater.[41] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1200    ii   Zenas Washburn, born on 1 July 1741 in Bridgewater,[42] baptized on 2 Aug. 1741 in East Bridgewater,[43] died young.

        1201   iii   Anna Washburn, born on 5 Sept. 1742,[44] died on 1 Mar. 1743 in Bridgewater.[45]

+      1202   iv   Anna6 Washburn, born on 17 Oct. 1743 in Bridgewater,[46] baptized on 23 Oct. 1743 in East Bridgewater,[47] married Amos Whitman, son of Thomas and Jemima4 (Alden) Whitman,[48] on 22 Nov. 1764 in East Bridgewater.[49] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1203    v   Eleazer6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 17 Apr. 1746 in Bridgewater,[50] baptized on 20 Apr. 1746 in East Bridgewater,[51] married 1.) Huldah (___), who died in 1768, and 2.) Huldah Woods, daughter of Jonathan and Betty (Thomas) Woods, on 23 Feb. 1769 in Bridgewater,[52] and 3.) Sarah Southworth, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Southworth, of Middleborough, on 9 May 1771 in Middleborough.[53] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1204   vi   Asa6 Washburn, born on 7 May 1749 in Bridgewater,[54] supposedly moved to New York,[55] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in New York in the 1790 or 1800 federal censuses.

+      1205  vii   Capt. Levi6 Washburn, born on 9 Sept. 1752 in Bridgewater,[56] baptized on 17 Nov. 1751 [sic] in East Bridgewater.[57] Ephraim Cary, of Bridgewater, was appointed as his guardian on 6 Mar. 1769,[58] and he married 1.) Mary “Molly” Allen, daughter of Isaac and Joanna4 (Packard) Allen,[59] on 22 Nov. 1774 in East Bridgewater,[60] and 2.) Mary (Hatch) Howland, daughter of John and Deborah (Allen) Hatch, and widow of Ichabod Howland, of Pembroke,[61] in 1801.[62] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1206 viii   Oliver6 Washburn, born on 22 Sept. 1755 in Bridgewater,[63] baptized on 3 Nov. 1754 [sic] in East Bridgewater.[64] Ephraim Cary, of Bridgewater, was appointed as his guardian on 6 Mar. 1769,[65] and he married Hannah Gannett, daughter of Seth and Susanna (Allen) Gannett, of Bridgewater,[66] and Tamworth, Strafford Co., NH,[67] on 1 Mar. 1781 in East Bridgewater,[68] and they eventually moved to Strafford Co., New Hampshire, probably before 1790. She was baptized on 31 Oct. 1756 in East Bridgewater.[69] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts or New Hampshire in the 1790 federal census, nor in the 1800 federal census. He was living in Tamworth, Strafford (now Carroll) Co., NH, in the 1810 federal census,[70] but he was not a head of household in Strafford Co., NH, in the 1820 federal census. He served as a private in the Revolutionary War, probably in Capt. Abram Washburn’s Company from Bridgewater.[71] They possibly had a daughter and two sons, as indicated by the household of Oliver Washburn in the 1810 federal census, but the names of their children have not been found.

+      1207   ix   Alden6 Washburn, born on 28 Oct. 1758 in Bridgewater,[72] baptized on 11 Mar. 1759 in East Bridgewater.[73] Benjamin Whitman, of Bridgewater, was appointed as his guardian on 6 Mar. 1769,[74] and he married Sarah “Sally” Harden Gannett, daughter of Seth and Susanna (Allen) Gannett, of Bridgewater,[75] in ca. 1782, and they also moved to Tamworth, Strafford (now Carroll) Co., NH. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1208    x   Isaac6 Washburn, born on 30 Mar. 1760 in Bridgewater,[76] baptized on 1 June 1760 in East Bridgewater.[77] Benjamin Whitman, of Bridgewater, was appointed as his guardian on 6 Mar. 1769,[78] and he married Huldah Allen, daughter of Isaac and Joanna4 (Packard) Allen,[79] on 6 Feb. 1781 in East Bridgewater.[80] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

 

 

(414.) Noah5 Washburn (Jr.), second son of (123) Noah4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 18 July 1716,[81] married Mary Staples on 18 Jan. 1738/9 in West Bridgewater,[82] and they also settled in East Bridgewater, MA. On 1 Feb. 1735/6 Noah Washburn and his brother Eleazer Washburn joined other heirs of their grandfather, Joseph Shaw, of Bridgewater, in selling to Zacheus Shaw their right in the estate of their grandparents.[83]

         No death or probate records were found for either Noah or Mary Washburn (Jr.) in Plymouth County, and they may have been living in Williamsburg, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son, Stephen Washburn.[84]

         Noah Washburn (Jr.) and Mary Staples had children:

        1209     i   Elisabeth6 “Betty” Washburn, born on 3 Oct. 1739 in Bridgewater,[85] married Samuel Staples, of Hanover, Plymouth Co., MA, on 9 Dec. 1765 in East Bridgewater.[86] He may have been the Samuel Staples, of Hanover, who served as a private in Capt. William Turner’s Company from Dec. 10, 1775 to Jan. 9, 1776 in the Revolutionary War.[87] 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 or 1800 federal censuses. They had at least one daughter:

a. Molly Staples, baptized on 19 Apr. 1767 in East Bridgewater.[88]

b. (Unnamed child, possibly Molly above, who died between 1767 or 1769 in East Bridgewater.[89])

c. (Possibly others)

+      1210    ii   Noah6 Washburn (3rd), born on 9 Sept. 1741 in Bridgewater,[90] baptized on 1 Nov. 1741 in East Bridgewater,[91] moved to Hartford, CT, and married Bathsheba Sexton on 14 Nov. 1765 in Hartford.[92] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1211   iii   Nehemiah6 Washburn, born on 1 Jan. 1743 in Bridgewater,[93] baptized on 8 Jan. 1743/4 in East Bridgewater,[94] married Ruth Egerton, daughter of John and Abigail (Snow) Egerton,[95] on 29 Mar. 1770 in East Bridgewater,[96] and they moved to Williamsburg, then probably to Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA. She was baptized on 8 Nov. 1747 in East Bridgewater.[97] Children not found.[98] He was not a head of household in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, but they were probably living in Northampton, MA, in the 1810,[99] and 1820 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[100]

+      1212   iv   Stephen6 Washburn, born on 26 May 1748 in Bridgewater,[101] baptized on 3 July 1748 in East Bridgewater,[102] married Sarah Faxon, daughter of Elisha and Sarah (Allen) Faxon,[103] of Pembroke, MA, on 20 Nov. 1770 in East Bridgewater.[104] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1213    v   Huldah Washburn, born on 6 July 1750 in Bridgewater,[105] baptized on 8 July 1750 in East Bridgewater,[106] marriage not found.

        1214   vi   Mary6 Washburn, born on 6 Jan. 1756 in Bridgewater,[107] married Benjamin Munroe/Monroe, of Halifax, MA, as his second wife, on 6 Dec. 1787 in Bridgewater.[108] He was the son of Henry and Hannah (Josselyn) Munroe,[109] of Pembroke, who was born on 13 Dec. 1751 in Pembroke,[110] and he had married first to Abigail Monroe, daughter of Shubael and Mary (Josselyn) Monroe,[111] of Hanover, MA, in 1776.[112] Benjamin Munroe was living in Halifax, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[113] but he was not a head of household in Halifax in the 1800 or the 1810 federal censuses. Mary (Washburn) Monroe apparently died by 1805, and he remarried again to Abigail Fullington, of Duxbury, on 7 Mar. 1805 in Kingston, MA.[114] He may have been the Benjamin Monroe living in Halifax, MA, in the 1820 federal census, a farmer,[115] but he was also enumerated as living in Hanson, MA, in the 1820 federal census, next door to his two sons.[116] He died intestate on 24 Sept. 1824 in Halifax,[117] and was buried in the Munroe Cemetery in Hanson, MA. Daniel Munroe, of Halifax, yeoman, was granted administration of the estate of Benjamin Munroe, late of Halifax, yeoman, on 5 Oct. 1824, with Azor Harris and Isaac Hatch as sureties. His estate was appraised at $1914.26, and his widow Abigail Munroe was allowed one third part of his real estate as her right of dower on 2 Nov. 1824, along with $150 of the personal estate for her necessaries, the remaining personal estate was insufficient to pay the debts of the estate, part of the real estate was sold, and the balance of the real estate was divided among his children, Daniel Munroe, Abigail Munroe, Benjamin Munroe, Cyrus Munroe, Hector Munroe, and Hiram Munroe on 28 June 1825.[118] Abigail (Fullington) Monroe died a widow on 11 Nov. 1836 in Pembroke, MA, aged 69 years,[119] and was also buried in the Munroe Cemetery in Hanson. Benjamin Monroe had children, according to the division of his real estate, 4 by Abigail Monroe, 2 sons by Mary Washburn, and 2 more sons by his third wife, Abigail Fullington, but only the births of the first two were recorded in Halifax:

a. Benjamin Munroe (Jr.), born on 22 Nov. 1776 in Halifax,[120] baptized on 18 May 1777 in Pembroke, MA,[121] probably died young.

b. Cyrus Munroe, born on 13 Nov. 1779 in Halifax,[122] baptized on 28 May 1780 in Pembroke,[123] probably also died young.

c. Daniel Munroe, born ca. 1782 in Halifax,[124] possibly married 1.) Phillibert Christian, of Bridgewater, on 29 Apr. 1809 in Pembroke.[125] She died on 23 Oct. 1832 in East Bridgewater, aged 67 years, of “liver complaint,”[126] and he remarried to 2.) Mrs. Lydia P. Osborne, of East Bridgewater, possibly a widow, on 16 June 1836 in Halifax.[127] She was born ca. 1797 in MA.[128] Daniel Munroe was administrator of his father’s estate in 1824, and of his sister Abigail’s estate in 1836. He died testate on 27 Apr. 1837 in Hanson, MA, aged 54 years,[129] his will dated 21 Jan. 1837, and probated on 4 July 1837, left his entire estate to his wife Lydia P. Munroe, and named Barak Osborn as executor of his estate.[130] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) Lydia remarried to John Constant Harden, son of John and Lucy (Holmes) Harden, of Bridgewater,[131] as his second wife, on 26 Dec. 1838 in Bridgewater.[132] He was born on 11 Mar. 1793 in Bridgewater,[133] and had married first to Nancy Bates on 25 Feb. 1813 in Bridgewater.[134] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1840,[135] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[136]

d. Abigail Munroe, born ca. 1784 in Halifax,[137] baptized on 21 Aug. 1785 in Pembroke,[138] never married, died intestate on 10 or 13 Apr. 1836 in Halifax, aged 51 years,[139] and was buried in the Munroe Cemetery in Hanson. Her brother Daniel Munroe was granted administration of her estate on 16 May 1836.[140]

e. Benjamin Munroe (Jr.), born on 27 Oct. 1788 in Halifax,[141] married 1.) Thirza/Tirzah Curtis, of Halifax, on 27 Aug. 1812 in Bridgewater.[142] She was born in ca. Dec. 1793.[143] They were living in Hanson, MA, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[144] and in Halifax, MA, in the 1830,[145] and 1840 federal censuses.[146] She died on 18 Apr. 1843 in Pembroke or Hanson, aged 49 years, 4 months,[147] and was buried in Munroe Cemetery in Hanson. He remarried to 2.) Mrs. Sarah J. Joice, of Halifax, on 25 Mar. 1844 in Halifax or Hanson,[148] and they moved to Marshfield, MA. They were living in Marshfield, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[149] She died on 7 June 1850 in Marshfield, aged 57 years, 2 months, 7 days, of “disease of head,”[150] and he died on 23 Sept. 1859 in Marshfield, MA, aged 71 years, of “general prostration,”[151] and was buried in the Munroe Cemetery in Hanson, but no probate records were filed for his estate.

f. Capt. Cyrus Munroe, born on 31 Aug. 1791 in Halifax,[152] married 1.) Chrissa Wadsworth Phillips, daughter of Lot and Diane (Howland) Phillips, of Pembroke,[153] on 8 Dec. 1812 in Pembroke.[154] She was born on 2 Sept. 1793 in Pembroke.[155] They were also living in Hanson, MA, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[156] She died on 8 May 1829 in Hanson, aged 35 years,[157] and he was living in Hanson in the 1830 federal census.[158] He remarried to 2.) Mrs. Deborah (Thomas) Stetson, daughter of Nathaniel and Betty (House) Thomas, and widow of John Stetson, of Pembroke,[159] on 7 Aug. 1831 in Hanson.[160] She was born on 16 May 1798 in Pembroke,[161] and had married first to John Stetson on 18 May 1818 in Pembroke.[162] They were living in Hanson, MA, in the 1840,[163] 1850,[164] and 1860 federal censuses,[165] where he was a farmer. He died testate on 25 Mar. 1872 in Hanson, aged 80 years, 6 months, 25 days, of “paralysis,”[166] his will dated 10 May 1871, and probated on 13 May 1872, mentioned his wife Deborah, daughter Abigail Monroe, children Mary W. Lyon, wife of Elbridge G. Lyon, Cyrus Monroe, Ethan Monroe, Crissa W. Hewitt, wife of Thomas Hewitt, and Olive Crocker, wife of Luther O. Crocker, and he named Edwin Inglee, of Halifax, as executor of his estate.[167] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) Deborah (Thomas) (Stetson) Munroe died a widow on 10 Mar. 1879 in Hanson, aged 80 years, 10 months, 6 days, of cancer,[168] and they were both buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson. Cyrus Munroe had 5 children by Chrissa W. Phillips, and 2 more children by Deborah Stetson:

1. Mary W. Munroe, born on 7 May 1813,[169] married Elbridge G. Lyon, son of Joshua C. and Lucy (Thompson) Lyon,[170] as his second wife, on 5 Dec. 1847 in Hanson.[171] He was born in Aug. 1810 in Pembroke,[172] and had married first to Zilpah (___), who died in Pembroke on 29 Apr. 1840, aged 29 years.[173] They were living in East Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850,[174] and 1860 federal censuses,[175] where he was a farmer. She died on 15 Oct. 1874 in East Bridgewater, aged 61 years, 5 months, of “consumption,”[176] and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson. He died on 17 Feb. 1890 in East Bridgewater, aged 79 years, 5 months, 10 days,[177] and was buried in Center Cemetery in Pembroke.

2. Cyrus Munroe (Jr.), born on 6 May 1816 in Pembroke,[178] married Sarah E. Mitchell, daughter of Nathaniel Mitchell,[179] on 27 Feb. 1845 in Roxbury, MA.[180] She was born on 14 June 1823 in ME,[181] and died on 12 Nov. 1898 in Hanson, aged 75 years, 5 months, of “organic heart disease.”[182] He died on 30 May 1901 in Hanson,[183] and they were both buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson.

3. Ethan Munroe, born on 3 Oct. 1818 in Pembroke,[184] never married. He was living with his sister and brother-in-law, Elbridge Lyon, in East Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer, and the 1860 federal census, where he was a nailer. He died on 3 Sept. 1900 in Hanson, MA, aged 81 years, 10 months, of dysentery,[185] and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson.

4. Crissa W. Munroe, born on 3 Oct. 1820 in Hanson,[186] married Capt. Thomas Hewett, of Marshfield, on 26 Jan. 1840 in East Bridgewater.[187] He was born ca. 1813 in MA.[188] They were living in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a blacksmith,[189] and in East Bridgewater, MA, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a machinist.[190]

5. Abigail Munroe, born on 25 June 1823 in Hanson,[191] never married. She was living with her sister and brother-in-law, Elbridge Lyon, in East Bridgewater in the 1850, and 1860 federal censuses, and she was still unmarried in 1871 when her father wrote his will. She died on 29 Jan. 1892 in East Bridgewater, aged 68 years, 7 months, 3 days, of apoplexy,[192] and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson.

6. Olive Munroe, born on 3 Mar. 1836 in Hanson,[193] married Luther Osborne Crocker, son of Luther H. and Mary Crocker, on 15 Oct. 1854 in Hanson.[194] He was born on 11 Jan. 1829,[195] and died on 7 Apr. 1895 in Hanson.[196] She died on 28 Aug. 1908 in Hanson,[197] and they were both buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson.

7. Deborah T. or B. Munroe, born on 21 Mar. 1840 in Hanson,[198] died before the 1871 will of her father.

g. Hector Munroe, born in Nov. 1805,[199] married Mercy Parris Turner, daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Sturtevant) Turner, of Pembroke,[200] in 1832.[201] She was born on 4 Feb. 1809 in Pembroke.[202] They were not found in the 1840 or 1850 federal censuses in Massachusetts, and no death or probate records were found for him in Massachusetts.

h. Hiram Munroe, born in Sept. 1807 in Halifax,[203] married Amanda Whitten, daughter of Deacon Oliver and Mary (Holmes) Whitten,[204] of Hanson, on 21 Apr. 1833 in Hanson.[205] She was born on 7 Apr. 1813 in Hanson.[206] They were living in Hanson, MA, in the 1840,[207] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a shoemaker.[208] He died intestate on 17 Jan. 1873 in Hanson, aged 65 years, 3 months, 22 days, of a fever,[209] and their son John F. Monroe was granted administration of his estate on 14 Apr. 1873.[210] She died a widow on 6 Sept. 1874 in Hanson, aged 61 years, 5 months, of “consumption,”[211] and they were both buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Pembroke.

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 329.

    [2] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 112-113; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 51.

    [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 382; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman At the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 122.

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

    [5] Torrey, New England Marriages, pp. 50, 51: the first wife of Joseph Bassett was Mary Lapham, who died in 1676 at the age of 35 years. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 111, says Joseph married Martha, daughter of Edmund Hobart, of Hingham, in 1677, but this was Joseph’s second marriage, and son William, born ca. 1667, was by Joseph’s first wife, Mary Lapham.

    [6] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 434, taken from a private record of burials in the Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [7] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 112, says they had John 1734, Nathan 1737, Ruth 1740, David 1743, Hannah 1745, Joseph 1747, and Jonathan 1750.

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

    [9] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, Bridgewater, MA, 1964, pp. 38, 98; 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.

    [10] The marriage date per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 24 Feb. 2004 by Dave Robison, but this date may not be correct, because their marriage intentions, recorded in Middleborough, MA, were not recorded until 30 June 1764.

    [11] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 60, marriage intentions recorded between John Bassett of Bridgewater and Sarah Cushman of Middleborough on 30 June 1764.

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

    [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 435, from a record of burials in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

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

    [16] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 434, from a record of burials in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

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

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

    [20] Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 122.

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

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

    [23] Per the Barbour Index of Killingly town vital records.

    [24] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328, under “Eliezer Washburn.”

    [25] 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. 331-332.

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

    [27] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 26.

    [28] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, pp. 97-99; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 85-86.

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

    [30] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 34, p. 126.

    [31] Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter East Bridgewater VRs], p. 397, from his gravestone in the Old Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater.

    [32] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21955; Vol. 16, p. 300; Vol. 17, p. 72; Vol. 19, pp. 115, 280, 550.

    [33] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 8, Court of Common Pleas, Session 12, p. 332.

    [34] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956; Vol. 18, pp. 194-196.

    [35] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956; Vol. 18, pp. 199-203.

    [36] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956; Vol. 20, pp. 184, 190.

    [37] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 397, also buried in the Old Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater.

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

    [39] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137.

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

    [41] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 315. He was called “of Mendham, N.J.” in the marriage record.

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

    [43] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137.

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

    [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569.

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

    [47] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 135.

    [48] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 335.

    [49] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 312, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

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

    [51] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

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

    [53] 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. 186. He was called “of Brookfield” in the marriage record.

    [54] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326, baptized the same day according to East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

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

    [56] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331.

    [57] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

    [58] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956, Vol. 20, p. 184.

    [59] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 96.

    [60] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 314, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

    [61] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 175; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 163, the marriage of Mary Hatch and Ichabod Howland, of Pembroke, on 17 Feb. 1780 in Bridgewater.

    [62] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 329, but their marriage record was not in the vital records of Pembroke, Bridgewater or East Bridgewater.

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

    [64] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137.

    [65] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956, Vol. 20, p. 184.

    [66] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 167.

    [67] Towle, Glenn C., New Hampshire Genealogical Digest, 1623-1900, Vol. 1, p. 99, Hannah, daughter of Seth Gannett, married Oliver Washburn.

    [68] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 314, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

    [69] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 55.

    [70] 1810 Federal Census, Tamworth, Strafford Co., NH, p. 724, the Oliver Washburn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [71] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. XVI, p. 671, served for 22 days, from Mar. 10, 1781 to Apr. 1, 1781.

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

    [73] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 135.

    [74] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956, Vol. 20, p. 190.

    [75] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 167.

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

    [77] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

    [78] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21956, Vol. 20, p. 190.

    [79] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 96.

    [80] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 313, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

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

    [82] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 175.

    [83] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 34, p. 126.

    [84] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 132, Williamsburgh Town, Hampshire County, the Noah Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females.

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

    [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 312, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 309, which does not identify the parents of Samuel Staples.

    [87] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. XIV, p. 849.

    [88] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 126.

    [89] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 391, from records of the First Church of East Bridgewater.

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

    [91] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137.

    [92] Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1977, [hereinafter Barbour, Families of Early Hartford], p. 635.

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

    [94] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

    [95] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 202, marriage of John Egerton and Abigail Snow on 27 Nov. 1746 in East Bridgewater.

    [96] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 314, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

    [97] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 50.

    [98] No vital records have been published yet for either Northampton or Williamsburg, MA.

    [99] 1810 Federal Census, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 97, the Nehemiah Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or older, and 1 female aged 45 or older.

    [100] 1820 Federal Census, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 105, the Nehemiah Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or older, 1 female aged 45 or older, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

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

    [102] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137.

    [103] Faxon, George L., The History of the Faxon Family, Springfield, MA, 1880, p. 97.

    [104] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 315, married in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

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

    [106] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

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

    [108] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389; 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. 12, marriage intentions recorded 3 Dec. 1787 in Halifax.

    [109] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Pembroke VRs], p. 321, marriage of Henry Munroe of Swanzey and Hannah Josselyn Jr. on 16 Nov. 1738 in Pembroke; and per the www.findagrave.com memorial of Benjamin Munroe, #48549148.

    [110] Pembroke VRs, p. 154.

    [111] Her parents’ names from her www.findagrave.com memorial #48549240.

    [112] Halifax VRs, p. 8, marriage intentions recorded between Benjamin Munro of Hallifax and Abigail Munro of Hanover on 29 Jan. 1776 in Halifax.

    [113] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 169, Halifax Town, Plymouth County, the Benja. Munroe household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [114] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 257; Halifax VRs, p. 69, marriage intentions recorded between Benjamin Munroe of Halifax and Abigail Fullington of Duxbury on 4 Feb. 1805 in Halifax.

    [115] 1820 Federal Census, Halifax, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 431, the Benjamin Monroe household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 2 females aged 45 or over, and 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [116] 1820 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 229, the Benjamin Monroe household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [117] www.findagrave.com, memorial #48549148, from his gravestone in Munroe Cemetery in Hanson; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14383, Vol. 52, p. 305.

    [118] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 58, pp. 399-400, and 525-527, Vol. 59, pp. 99-100, 127-129, and 297-299.

    [119] Pembroke VRs, p. 432; www.findagrave.com, memorial #48549385, from her gravestone in Munroe Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [120] Halifax VRs, p. 28.

    [121] Pembroke VRs, p. 154, from records of the Second Church of Christ in Pembroke.

    [122] Halifax VRs, p. 28.

    [123] Pembroke VRs, p. 154, from records of the Second Church of Christ in Pembroke.

    [124] Calculated from his age at death.

    [125] Pembroke VRs, p. 320, he was “of Bridgewater;” Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 265, marriage intentions recorded on 6 Apr. 1809 in Bridgewater, where he was “of Taunton.”

    [126] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 374.

    [127] Halifax VRs, p. 112; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 260, marriage intentions recorded on 29 May 1836 in East Bridgewater, he was “of Hanson.”

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

    [129] Pembroke VRs, p. 432.

    [130] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14386, Vol. 79, p. 281, from FHL microfilm #0555265.

    [131] His parents’ names from his birth record.

    [132] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 265; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 260, marriage intentions recorded on 2 Dec. 1838 in East Bridgewater.

    [133] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 131.

    [134] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 156.

    [135] 1840 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 8, the John C. Harden household had 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 2 females aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years, including 6 people employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [136] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 33, dwelling #430, family #514:

            John C. Harding, 57, male, farmer, $800, born MA

            Lydia Harding, 53, female, born MA

            John A. Howe, 36, male, born MA

            Edson Howard, 60, male, farmer, born MA

    [137] Calculated from her age at death.

    [138] Pembroke VRs, p. 154, from records of the Second Church of Christ in Pembroke.

    [139] Per Pembroke VRs, p. 433; Vital Records of Hanson, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Hanson VRs], p. 101; www.findagrave.com, memorial #48549278, from her gravestone in Munroe Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [140] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14382, Vol. 10A, p. 1, with Obadiah Lyon of Halifax and Amos Harden of Hanson as sureties.

    [141] His birth date from the www.findagrave.com memorial of Mary (Washburn) Monroe, #48549352.

    [142] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 265; Halifax VRs, p. 73, marriage intentions recorded 27 Apr. 1812 in Halifax, called Benjamin Munroe Jr., of Halifax.

    [143] Calculated from her age at death.

    [144] 1820 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 229, the Benjamin Monroe Jr. household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [145] 1830 Federal Census, Halifax, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 323, the Benj. Monroe household had 2 males under 5, 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [146] 1840 Federal Census, Halifax, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 4, the Benja. Monroe household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 5 people employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [147] Hanson VRs, p. 101; Pembroke VRs, p. 433; www.findagrave.com, memorial #74767581, from her gravestone in Munroe Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [148] Halifax VRs, pp. 102, 115; Hanson VRs, p. 73.

    [149] 1850 Federal Census, Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 164, dwelling #184, family #211:

            Benjamin Munroe, 61, male, farmer, $200, born MA

            Sarah J. Munroe, 57, female, born MA

            Jerusha Joyce, 16, female, born MA

    [150] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 49, p. 160, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, husband of Benjamin Munroe, her birth place Scituate, but her parents’ names not given.

    [151] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 130, p. 218, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Halifax, and his parents given as Benjamin & Ruth [sic] Munroe; www.findagrave.com, memorial #150068352, from his gravestone in Munroe Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [152] Pembroke VRs, p. 153, from the family bible of Cyrus Munroe; Hanson VRs, p. 38, which only gives the year, taken from his gravestone.

    [153] Pembroke VRs, p. 330, the marriage of Lot Phillips and Diannah Howland, daughter of Rouse and Lydia (Bowles) Howland, on 20 May 1779 in Pembroke.

    [154] Pembroke VRs, p. 320; Halifax VRs, p. 73, marriage intentions recorded 19 Oct. 1812 in Halifax, the date in the family bible of Cyrus Munroe is 1 Dec. 1812.

    [155] Pembroke VRs, p. 164, recorded as “Christian Wadsworth Phillips;” Hanson VRs, p. 38, which only gives the year, take from her gravestone.

    [156] 1820 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 229, the Cyrus Monroe household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [157] Hanson VRs, p. 101.

    [158] 1830 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 226, the Cyrus Munroe household had 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 2 females aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 10-14 years.

    [159] Her parents’ and first husband’s names from her www.findagrave.com memorial #87349271; Pembroke VRs, p. 361, the marriage of Nathaniel Thomas and Betty House of Abington on 20 Feb. 1774 in Abington.

    [160] Hanson VRs, p. 74.

    [161] Pembroke VRs, p. 201

    [162] Pembroke VRs, p. 360.

    [163] 1840 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 87, the Cyrus Munroe household had 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 2 females under 5, 2 females aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture, and 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [164] 1850 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 126, dwelling #101, family #117:

            Cyrus Munroe, 59, male, farmer, $3000, born MA

            Deborah Munroe, 52, female, born MA

            Olive Munroe, 14, female, born MA, attending school

            Deborah Munroe, 10, female, born MA, attending school

            Laura A. Satsun?, 22, female, born MA

            George L. Satsun?, 25, male, shoemaker, born MA

            Peregrine M. Johnson, 28, male, shoemaker, born ME

            Ichabod Wood, 22, male, laborer, born MA

    [165] 1860 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 21, dwelling #177, family #196:

            Cyrus Munroe, 69, male, farmer, $2175, $450, born MA

            Deb Munroe, 62, female, born MA

    [166] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 238, p. 390, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Halifax, and his parents Benjamin Munroe, born in Halifax, and Mary Munroe, born in Bridgewater; www.findagrave.com, memorial #86734426, from his gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [167] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14385, Vol. 140, p. 365, from FHL microfilm #0556648, and Vol. 133, p. 48.

    [168] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 311, p. 278, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place Hanson, and her parents given as Nathaniel and Debby Thomas, both born in Hanson; www.findagrave.com, memorial #87349271, from her gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [169] Pembroke VRs, p. 153, taken from the family bible of Cyrus Munroe; Hanson VRs, p. 38, only gives the year.

    [170] His parents’ names from his death record; Halifax VRs, p. 82, the marriage of Joshua C. Lyon and Lucy Thomson, both of Halifax, on 1 Feb. 1810 in Halifax.

    [171] Hanson VRs, p. 74.

    [172] Pembroke VRs, p. 143, from his gravestone. His death record says he was born in Hanson, but the town of Hanson wasn’t formed until 1820.

    [173] www.findagrave.com, memorial #142816384, from her gravestone in Center Cemetery in Pembroke, her maiden name not given, and no marriage record was found for Elbridge Lyon and Zilpah.

    [174] 1850 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 241, dwelling #59, family  #70:

            Elbridge Lyon, 40, male, farmer, $1000, born MA

            Mary W. Lyon, 37, female, born MA

            Mary E. Lyon, 14, female, born MA, attending school

            Abigail Monroe, 27, female, born MA

            Ethan Monroe, 30, male, farmer, $1200, born MA

    [175] 1860 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 176, dwelling #1118, family #1484:

            Elbridge Lyon, 60, male, farmer, $2300, $400, born MA

            Mary Lyon, 47, female, born MA

            Mary E. Lyon, 23, female, shoe fitter, born MA

            Ethan Munroe, 40, male, nailer, born MA

            Abigail Munroe, 37, female, all work, born MA

    [176] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 266, p. 298, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place Halifax, and her parents Cyrus Munroe, born in Halifax, and Christina Munroe, born in Hanson; www.findagrave.com, memorial #86879084, from her gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [177] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 410, p. 417, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Hanson, and his parents Joshua Lyon, born in Halifax, and Lucy Thompson, born in Pembroke; www.findagrave.com, memorial #144903726, from his gravestone in Center Cemetery in Pembroke, MA.

    [178] Pembroke VRs, p. 154, also in the family bible of Cyrus Munroe.

    [179] Her father’s name from her death record, her mother’s name not given.

    [180] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 13, p. 103, and Vol. 19, p. 104, online at www.AmericanAncestors,org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, no parents given for either of them.

    [181] Per her www.findagrave.com memorial #68671904, her birth place from her death record.

    [182] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 482, p. 609, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, wife of Cyrus Monroe, her residence Abington, her birth place Maine, and her parents Nathaniel and     , of Maine; www.findagrave.com, memorial #68671904, from her gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [183] www.findagrave.com, memorial #68671865, from his gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA, but his death record was not found in the Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910; there were no deaths recorded in Hanson on 30 May 1901.

    [184] Pembroke VRs, p. 154, the date in the family bible of Cyrus Munroe is 3 Nov. 1818; Hanson VRs, p. 38, only gives the year, from his gravestone.

    [185] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 506, p. 193, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Pembroke, and his parents Cyrus Munroe, born in Halifax, and Crissy W. Phillips, born in Pembroke; www.findagrave.com, memorial #87314669, from his gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA, which says he died in Pembroke.

    [186] Hanson VRs, p. 38, as “Cysa W.”

    [187] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 260.

    [188] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [189] 1850 Federal Census, Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA, p. 259, dwelling #442, family #561:

            Thomas Hewitt, 38, male, blacksmith, $700, born MA

            Crissa W. Hewitt, 29, female, born MA

            Abbot T. Hewitt, 4, male, born MA, attending school

    [190] 1860 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 252, dwelling #1521, family #1969:

            Thos. Hewett, 49, male, machinist, $3000, $3200, born MA

            Chrissa W. Hewett, 39, female, born MA

            Abby T. Hewett, 14, female, born MA, attending school

            Sarah W. Hewett, 6, female, born MA, attending school

            John Delano, 27, male, farm laborer, born MA

    [191] Hanson VRs, p. 38.

    [192] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 428, p. 553, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, single, her birth place Hanson, and her parents Cyrus Monroe, born in Halifax, and Clarissa W. Phillips, born in Hanson; www.findagrave.com, memorial #87085214, from her gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [193] Hanson VRs, p. 38.

    [194] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 79, p. 255, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a machinist, his birth place Dedham, and his parents Luther H. and Mary, her birth place Hanson, and her parents Cyrus and Deborah.

    [195] Hanson VRs, p. 23; per his www.findagrave.com memorial #68666105.

    [196] www.findagrave.com, memorial #68666105, from his gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [197] www.findagrave.com, memorial #68666144, from her gravestone in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson, MA.

    [198] Hanson VRs, p. 38.

    [199] Pembroke VRs, p. 155, from his gravestone in Pembroke Centre Cemetery.

    [200] Pembroke VRs, p. 368, the marriage of Thomas Turner 2d and Mercy Sturtevant on 30 May 1802 in Pembroke.

    [201] Halifax VRs, p. 96, marriage intentions recorded on 6 Apr. 1832 in Halifax; Pembroke VRs, p. 321, the marriage date not recorded.

    [202] Pembroke VRs, p. 213.

    [203] Pembroke VRs, p. 155, from his gravestone in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bryantville, MA.

    [204] Kingston VRs, p. 304, and Pembroke VRs, p. 374, the marriage of Dea. Oliver Whitten and Mary Holmes of Kingston on 15 Oct. 1810.

    [205] Hanson VRs, p. 74; Halifax VRs, p. 96, marriage intentions recorded on 4 May 1833 in Halifax.

    [206] Hanson VRs, p. 51; Pembroke VRs, p. 154, from her gravestone in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bryantville, MA.

    [207] 1840 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 99, the Hiram Munroe household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 2 females under 5, and 1 female aged 20-29 years, including 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [208] 1850 Federal Census, Hanson, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 125, dwelling #84, family #97:

            Hiram Munroe, 42, male, shoemaker, $300, born MA

            Amanda Munroe, 37, female, born MA

            Amanda A. Munroe, 16, female, born MA, attending school

            Francis Munroe, 14, male, born MA, attending school

            Julius M. Munroe, 11, male, born MA, attending school

    [209] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 257, p. 364, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Halifax, and his parents Benjamin and Abigail Munroe, of Pembroke; www.findagrave.com, memorial #148243029, from his gravestone in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Pembroke.

    [210] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14393, Vol. 129, p. 78.

    [211] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 266, p. 303, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, the date not given, her birth place Pembroke, and her parents Oliver Whitten, born in Pembroke, and Mary Whitten, born in Kingston; www.findagrave.com, memorial #148243070, from her gravestone in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Pembroke.



[A] The Will of Daniel Munroe of Hanson, Massachusetts (1837): *

                Be it Remembered that I Daniel Munroe of Hanson in the County of Plymouth and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do on this twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, viz

                I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lydia P. Munroe all the land lying in East Bridgewater – And also all the Real Estate lying in Halifax and elsewhere. Also all my personal estate and household furniture together with goods and chattels of what kind and nature soever – I give and bequeath the same to my beloved wife Lydia P. Munroe.

                I do appoint Barak Osborn my Executor of this my last Will and Testament.    In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

                Signed, sealed and published by the said Daniel Munro declaring this to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us, who at his request were called as witnesses to the same – and in his presence did hereto subscribe our names.

                Friend W. Howland

                Joseph Osborn                                                                                                      Daniel Munroe                                 (seal)

                Elizabeth Osborn

 

Probated on 4 July 1837, and proved by Friend W. Howland and Joseph Osborn, two of the witnesses.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 79, p. 281, from FHL microfilm #0555265.

 

 

[B] The Will of Cyrus Monroe of Hanson, Massachusetts (1871): *

Know all men by these Presents, that I Cyrus Monroe of Hanson in the County of Plymouth and State of Massachusetts, being in ill health, and of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First. My will is, that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my Executor hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient.

Second. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Deborah Monroe one third of all my personal estate for her sole use, & also give to her the use improvement, and income of one third of all my real estate, to have and to hold the same to her for and during her natural life.

Third. I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Monroe for her sole use One hundred dollars in money, to be paid as soon after my decease, but within one year, as conveniently may be done, for her services rendered to me.

Fourth. All the rest and residue of my Estate Real, personal or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I give devise and bequeath to be equally divided to and among my six children to wit:- Mary W. Lyon the wife of Elbridge G. Lyon, Cyrus Monroe, Ethan Monroe, Crissa W. Hewitt the wife of Thomas Hewitt, Abigail Monroe, and Olive Crocker the wife of Luther O. Crocker.

Fifth. At the decease of my wife Deborah Monroe if any of the estate bequeathed to her remains unexpended, it is my will that fifty dollars in money be paid out of said estate to my Grand-Son Thomas A. Peasley, which shall be in full of his share.

Sixth. I nominate and appoint Edwin Inglee of Halifax in said County to be the Executor of this my last will and testament.

Hanson May 10, 1871                                                                                                        Cyrus Monroe                                   (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Cyrus Monroe as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.

May 10, 1871.                                                                                      Edwin Inglee,

                                                                                                                Martin Howland,

                                                                                                                Cyrus Wood.

 

Edwin Inglee, of Halifax, petitioned for probate of the Will of Cyrus Monroe, late of Hanson, on the second Monday of May, 1872, and was granted administration on 13 May 1872, with William Tillson and Martin Howland, both of Halifax, as sureties.

 

*Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 140, p. 365, and Vol. 133, p. 48.