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Families of the Children of Hephzibah4 Washburn and Benjamin3 Leach Esq.

 

 

         The families of the children of Hephzibah Washburn and Benjamin Leach remained in or near Bridgewater for the most part. Sarah Leach and her husband moved into Hampshire Co., MA, and Phebe Leach and her husband moved to Worcester Co., MA. The grandchildren of Hephzibah and Benjamin moved further out from Plymouth County, to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, and some of the families I have been unable to trace. Quite a number of descendants of Hephzibah and Benjamin Leach married other Washburn descendants, and in some cases their families will be listed under the Washburn spouse, but other than that the descendants of Hephzibah (Washburn) Leach will not be carried further than this file.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Hephzibah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Latham

 

 

Hannah2 Latham

 

 

 

 

Susanna2 Winslow

Anne4 Leach

 

 

 

Deacon Joseph4 Leach

 

 

 

Mary Leach

 

 

 

Nathan4 Leach

 

 

 

Sarah4 Leach

 

 

 

Benjamin4 Leach Jr.

 

 

 

Benanuel4 Leach

 

 

 

Jerahmeel Leach

 

 

 

Nokes Leach

 

 

 

Susanna4 Leach

 

 

 

Hannah4 Leach

 

 

 

Phebe4 Leach

 

 

 

Eunice Leach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence1 Leach

 

 

Giles2 Leach

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

Benjamin3 Leach Esq.

 

 

 

 

Anne Nokes

 

 

 

(452.) Anne4 Leach, eldest daughter of (129) Hephzibah4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 19 July 1703,[1] married Samuel3 Packard, son of Nathaniel2 and Lydia (Smith[?]) Packard, of Bridgewater,[2] on 3 July 1722 in Middleborough.[3] He was a grandson of Samuel1 and Elizabeth1 Packard,[4] and they lived in Bridgewater.

         He was possibly the Lt. Samuel Packard who died intestate on 21 Sept. 1774 in Bridgewater,[5] and Adams Bailey, of Bridgewater, yeoman, was granted administration of his estate on 6 Feb. 1775, with Nathaniel Reynolds and Zachariah Gurney, both of Bridgewater, as sureties.[6] The Inventory of the Estate of Samuel Packard, late of Bridgewater, was appraised on 10 Mar. 1775 by Edward Howard, Esq., James Ames, yeoman, both of Bridgewater, and Benjamin Fobes, of Easton, and totaled only £20.16.6½. Adams Bailey, the Administrator, gave his oath to the inventory on 4 Dec. 1775, who notified the court that the estate was insolvent to pay its debts.[7]

         Samuel Packard and Anne Leach had children,[8] order uncertain:

        1393     i   Anne4 Packard, born on 1 Aug. 1723 in Bridgewater,[9] married 1.) Dr. Elijah4 Edson, son of Capt. Josiah3 and Sarah3 (Packard) Edson, of South Bridgewater,[10] on 21 Apr. 1741 in Bridgewater.[11] He was born on 28 Oct. 1720 in Bridgewater,[12] a grandson of Joseph2 Edson, and of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard) Packard,[13] and he was a physician in Bridgewater. He died testate on 29 Nov. 1762 in Bridgewater.[14] His will was dated 17 Nov. 1762, and probated on 6 Dec. 1762, and he mentioned his wife Ann, his 4 daughters Ann, Olive, Susanna, and Ruth, his sons Elijah, Calvin, Daniel, Hosea, Caleb, Edward and Marshal, and he named Nathan Mitchel as executor of his estate.[15] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) In 1764 Calvin, Daniel, and Olive Edson chose guardians;[16] Hezekiah Hooper was appointed as guardian of Sylvester, Caleb, and Ruth Edson, children of Elijah Edson,[17] and Joseph Washburn, Jr., was appointed as guardian of Hosea and Susanna Edson, children of Elijah Edson.[18] Anne (Packard) Edson remarried to 2.) Capt. Jonathan Woods (Jr.), son of Jona­than and Betty Woods, as his second wife,[19] on 11 Feb. 1771 in Bridgewater.[20] He was born on 15 Aug. 1740 in Bridgewater,[21] and had married first to Keziah4 Keith, daughter of James3 and Lydia (Perkins) Keith.[22] No death or probate records were found for Capt. Jonathan Woods in Plymouth Co., MA, and he was not a head of household in Plymouth County in the 1790 federal census. Anne Packard had children by Dr. Elijah Edson, order uncertain:[23]

a. Anne5 Edson, born ca. 1741, the first daughter named in her father’s will, married (931) Eliab6 Washburn, son of (354) Capt. Joseph5 and Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn,[24] in 1762.[25] He was born on 4 Apr. 1740 in Bridgewater,[26] a grandson of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn.[27] They moved to Hebron, ME,[28] then settled in Minot, Cumberland (now Androscoggin) Co., ME. Eliab Washburn served as a private in the Revolutionary War, and he was living in Poland, Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1800 federal census,[29] and in Minot, Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census.[30] He died on 27 May 1818, presumably in Maine. (Continued in Washburn Sixth Generation under the children of Eliab Washburn.)

b. Elijah5 Edson (Jr.), born on 10 Feb. 1742 in Bridgewater,[31] the first son named in his father’s will, married (933) Martha6 Washburn, daughter of (354) Capt. Joseph5 and Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn,[32] on 13 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater.[33] She was born on 11 June 1744 in Bridgewater,[34] a granddaughter of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn,[35] and they moved first to Ashburnham, Worcester Co., MA, then settled in New Braintree, Worcester Co., MA. They were living in New Braintree, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[36] She died on 16 Mar. 1817 in New Braintree, aged 72 years,[37] and he died on 21 Jan. 1818 in New Braintree, aged 76 years.[38] (Continued in Washburn Sixth Generation under the children of Martha Washburn.)

c. Calvin5 Edson, born say ca. 1745, the second son named in his father’s will. He chose a guardian in 1764,[39] and he married Lydia6 Conant, daughter of Lot5 and Betty (Holmes) Conant (Jr.),[40] on 6 Feb. 1766 in Bridgewater,[41] and they moved to Oakham, MA. She was born on 2 Sept. 1746 in Bridgewater,[42] and died on 25 July 1778.[43] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no death record was found for Calvin Edson in Oakham. They probably had at least 2 children, order uncertain:[44]

1. Lydia6 Edson, born say ca. 1768, married Thomas6 Conant, son of John5 and Abihail (Pratt) Conant, of Bridgewater,[45] on 22 Apr. 1789 in Bridgewater,[46] and settled in Oakham, MA.[47] He was born on 10 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater.[48] No death records were found for either of them in Oakham, MA.

2. Lt. Calvin6 Edson (Jr.), born say ca. 1770, married Martha “Patty” Dunbar in 1797,[49] and they also lived in Oakham, MA.[50]

3. (Possibly others)

d. Daniel5 Edson, the third son named in his father’s will, born say ca. 1748.[51] He chose a guardian in 1764,[52] and he probably moved to Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, and married Betty Fuller on 10 Aug. 1773 in Brookfield,[53] and they probably moved to Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT, but he was probably the Daniel Edson living in Reading, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[54] and in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census,[55] but he was not a head of household in Windsor Co., VT, in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses, but he may have been living in Northfield, VT, with his son Freedom Edson in the 1820 and 1830 federal censuses. They supposedly had children:

1. Freedom6 Edson, a son, born on 16 Nov. 1779 in Woodstock, VT,[56] supposedly married Phebe Shipman, daughter of Elias and Sally (Doubleday) Shipman,[57] on 28 Apr. 1808 in VT.[58] He not a head of household in Vermont in the 1810 federal census, but he was apparently married and living in Northfield, VT, in the 1820 federal census,[59] and in Stowe, Washington Co., VT, in the 1830 federal census,[60] but he was not found in Vermont in the 1840 or 1850 federal censuses. His widow was probably the Phebe Edson still living in Stowe, Lamoille Co., VT, in the 1850 federal census, with Caleb and Betsy Goodenough.[61]

2. Hannah Edson, born on 23 Dec. 1782 in Woodstock, VT.[62]

3. (Probably others)[63]

e. Olive5 Edson, born say ca. 1756,[64] the second daughter named in her father’s will. She chose a guardian in 1764,[65] and she married Salmon Rickard, possibly son of Seth and Susanna (Packard) Rickard, of South Bridgewater,[66] on 4 Nov. 1787 in Bridgewater.[67] He was born say ca. 1765 in Bridgewater. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790,[68] 1800,[69] and 1810 federal censuses.[70] By 1820 they were living in Turner, Oxford Co., ME, where he was living in the 1820,[71] and 1830 federal censuses,[72] where he was a farmer, and they were probably living with their son, Salmon Rickard Jr. in Turner, ME, in the 1840 federal census. She had died by 1850, and he apparently remarried to a Salome (___), and they were still living with his son, Salmon Records Jr. in Turner, ME, in the 1850 federal census, where he was listed as a farmer. They had children:[73]

1. Seth Rickard, born on 4 Nov. 1788 in Bridgewater,[74] not found in the 1810, 1820, or 1830 federal censuses in Plymouth Co., MA, or Oxford Co., ME, but he was living in Turner, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census, with a wife Tabatha, where he was a carpenter.[75]

2. How Rickard, born on 2 Nov. 1790 in Bridgewater,[76] not found in the 1820, or 1830 federal censuses in Plymouth Co., MA, or Oxford Co., ME.

3. Thomas Rickard, born on 23 Aug. 1794 in Bridgewater,[77] not found in the 1820 or 1830 federal censuses in Plymouth Co., MA, or Oxford Co., ME.

4. Calvin Edson Rickard, born on 20 Dec. 1796 in Bridgewater,[78] was married and living near his father in Turner, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1820,[79] and 1830 federal censuses,[80] where he was a farmer. He was not a head of household in Oxford Co., ME, in the 1840 federal census, but he was still living in Turner, ME, in the 1850 federal census.[81]

5. Salmon Rickard (Jr.), born on 18 May 1799 in Bridgewater,[82] married Jennet Jones, daughter of Benjamin and Tabitha (Leavitt) Jones, of Turner, ME,[83] and living next door to his father and brother in Turner, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1830 federal census.[84] He was probably living in Turner, ME, in the 1840 federal census,[85] and they were still living in Turner, ME, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[86] She was born on 26 Aug. 1802 in Turner, ME.[87]

6. (Unnamed son), died on 12 Mar. 1802 in Bridgewater.[88]

7. (Probably 3 daughters born between 1802 and 1810, and a son born ca. 1803.)[89]

f. Hosea5 Edson, the fourth son named in his father’s will. Joseph Washburn, Jr., was appointed as his guardian in 1764,[90] probably moved to Ashburnham, Worcester Co., MA, and married Sarah Watson, of Brookfield, MA, on 24 Nov. 1778 in Brookfield.[91] She may have been the daughter of William and Susanna (Barnes) Watson,[92] born on 15 Jan. 1758 in Brookfield.[93] He served in the Revolutionary War as a private and a musician in Capt. Peter Harwood’s Company from Brookfield in 1775, and as a bombardier in Capt. William Todd’s Company in 1776.[94] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 or 1800 federal censuses or in Vermont in the 1791 federal census.

g. Susanna Edson, the third daughter named in her father’s will. Joseph Washburn Jr., was appointed as her guardian in 1764.[95]

h. Caleb Edson, the fifth son named in his father’s will. Hezekiah Hooper, of Bridgewater, was appointed as his guardian in 1764.[96] He was not a head of household in Plymouth or Worcester Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

i. Silvester5 Edson, listed in Mitchell’s History of Bridgewater, but not named in his father’s 1762 will. Hezekiah Hooper, of Bridgewater, was appointed as his guardian in 1764,[97] and he probably married Susanna Allen, of Brookfield, MA, in 1780,[98] but he was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

j. Edward Edson, the sixth son named in his father’s 1762 will, but not listed in Mitchell’s History of Bridgewater, and no guardian was appointed for him in 1764, so he may have died between 1762 and 1764, unless he was identical with Silvester Edson, above.

k. Marshal Edson, the last son named in his father’s 1762 will, but not listed in Mitchell’s History of Bridgewater. No guardian was appointed for him in 1764, he died intestate in 1768 in Bridgewater, and his brother Elijah Edson, of Bridgewater, laborer, was granted administration of the estate of Marshal Edson, late of Bridgewater, minor, on 10 Oct. 1768, with Josiah Edson, Esqr., and Adams Bailey as sureties.[99]

l. Ruth5 Edson, the last daughter named in her father’s 1762 will, born say ca. 1754.[100] Hezekiah Hooper, of Bridgewater, was appointed as her guardian in 1764,[101] and she married David Watson, probably son of William and Susanna (Barnes) Watson,[102] on 20 Apr. 1778 in Brookfield, MA.[103] He was born on 25 Mar. 1754 in Brookfield.[104] He served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. John Barns’ Company from Brookfield in 1775, promoted to Sergeant in 1776.[105] They were living in Brookfield, MA, in the 1790,[106] and 1800 federal censuses,[107] and Ruth Watson, the wife of David Watson, was baptized into the church in Brookfield on 1 Dec. 1806,[108] but he was not a head of household in Brookfield in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses. They had children, order uncertain:

1. (Unnamed child), died on 8 Feb. 1781 in Brookfield.[109]

2. (Unnamed child), died in Mar. 1782 in Brookfield.[110]

3. (Unnamed twins), died in infancy on 3 Sept. 1783 in Brookfield.[111]

4. Fanny Watson, baptized on 23 Oct. 1808 in Brookfield.[112]

5. Ruth E. Watson, baptized on 23 Oct. 1808 in Brookfield,[113] supposedly married Capt. Peter Putnam, of Sutton, MA, in 1823,[114] and died on 16 June 1835 in Sutton, MA, aged 35 years.[115] He was probably the son of Peter and Sarah (Marble) Putnam[116] who was born on 22 Mar. 1788 in Sutton,[117] and he remarried to Mrs. Nancy Putnam on 15 June 1836 in Sutton.[118]

6. (Probably others)[119]

        1394    ii   Mary4 Packard, born on 16 Apr. 1725 in Bridgewater,[120] married Capt. Abiezer4 Edson, son of Capt. Josiah3 and Sarah3 (Packard) Edson, of South Bridgewater,[121] as his third wife, on 15 Nov. 1744 in Bridgewater.[122] He was born on 10 June 1715 in Bridgewater,[123] a grandson of Joseph2 Edson, and of Zacheus2 and Sarah (Haward) Packard.[124] She died on 27 Nov. 1778 in Bridgewater, aged 53 years,[125] and he remarried again to Catharine (William) (Lunt) Earl, of Taunton.[126] Capt. Abiezer Edson died on 24 July 1791 in Bridgewater, aged 76 years,[127] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and he was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census. Mary (Packard) Edson had children,[128] order uncertain:

a. Abiel5 Edson, born ca. 1749 in Bridgewater,[129] married Hannah6 Morton, daughter of John5 and Elisabeth (Bennett) Morton, of Middleborough,[130] on 5 Mar. 1775 in Middleborough,[131] and settled in Middleborough.[132] She was born on 24 Sept. 1753 in Middleborough,[133] a granddaughter of Capt. Ebenezer4 and Mercy (Foster) Morton, of Middleborough.[134] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[135] He died on 7 Apr. 1823 in Middleborough, aged 74 years,[136] but no probate records were filed for his estate. They had children:

1. Abial Edson (Jr.), born on 1 May 1776 in Middleborough.[137]

2. Cyrus Edson, born on 5 Feb. 1778 in Middleborough.[138]

3. Oliver Edson, born on 22 Nov. 1779 in Middleborough.[139]

4. Mary6 Edson, born on 10 Sept. 1781 in Middleborough,[140] possibly married Daniel Thrasher Jr. on 29 Sept. 1806 in Middleborough.[141] He died intestate on 13 Apr. 1826 in Middleborough, aged 44 years,[142] and Benjamin Richmond, of Middleborough, yeoman, was granted administration of his estate on 2 May 1826, with Job Alden and Andrew Alden as sureties.[143]

5. John Morton Edson, born on 3 Jan. 1784 in Middleborough.[144]

6. James6 Edson, born on 13 Mar. 1787 in Middleborough,[145] married Keziah Leon­ard, possibly daughter of Thomas and Sally Leonard, of Raynham, MA, on 13 July 1818 in Raynham.[146] She was born on 26 Nov. 1788 in Raynham.[147] He died intestate, however, on 12 Aug. 1818 in Middleborough, aged 31 years,[148] and his widow Kezia Edson was granted administration of his estate on 5 Oct. 1818, with Calvin Pratt and Amasa Leonard as sureties.[149] She probably remarried to Seth Richmond, of Taunton, on 6 Feb. 1823 in Middleborough.[150]

7. Josiah6 Edson, born on 29 July 1789 in Middleborough,[151] marriage not found. He was living alone in Middleborough in the 1840 federal census, where he was a farmer,[152] but he was not found in the 1850 federal census in Middleborough, or in the 1855 Massachusetts state census in Middleborough. In the 1865 Massachusetts state census he was a pauper living in Middleborough on the farm of Thomas and Abigail Lovell.[153] He probably died on 18 July 1866 in Middleborough, aged 75 [sic] years,[154] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

8. Daniel Edson, born on 17 Apr. 1795 in Middleborough.[155]

b. Adam5 Edson, born say ca. 1756,[156] went to Albany, NY, and married Mercy Hazard,[157] daughter of John and Mary (Wakeman) Hazard,[158] on 3 Dec. 1786 in Fairfield, CT.[159] She was born on 21 Nov. 1754, and died on 3 Nov. 1831 in Albany, Albany Co., NY.[160] They were living in Halfmoon, Albany Co., NY, in the 1790 federal census,[161] in Halfmoon, Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1800,[162] and 1810 federal censuses,[163] and in Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census.[164] They had children:[165]

1. Henry Edson, born say ca. 1788.[166]

2. George Edson, born say ca. 1792.[167]

3. Eliza Edson, born say ca. 1796.[168]

c. Rodolphus5 Edson, born ca. 1753 in Bridgewater,[169] married Lydia Crane, of Berkley, MA, on 15 Aug. 1780 in Middleborough,[170] and went to Oxford,[171] Worcester Co., MA. She was born ca. 1760.[172] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother Polycarpus Edson,[173] and in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[174] He died on 5 Oct. 1833 in Oxford, MA, aged 80 years,[175] and she died on 15 Jan. 1841 in Oxford, MA, aged 80 years.[176] They had children:[177]

1. Ephraim Edson, born on 27 May 1781 in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA.[178]

2. Betsy Edson, born on 26 Jan. 1784 in Oxford, MA.[179]

3. Bradford G. Edson, born on 21 Sept. 1801 in Oxford, MA.[180]

d. Capt. Polycarpus5 Edson, born ca. 1756 in Bridgewater,[181] married Lucy6 Eaton, of Middleborough,[182] possibly daughter of Jabez5 and Elizabeth (Williams) Eaton,[183] on 3 Dec. 1777 in Middleborough.[184] She was born supposedly on 24 Mar. 1759 in Middleborough.[185] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother Rodolphus Edson.[186] He died intestate on 21 Aug. 1796 in Bridgewater, aged 40 years,[187] and his widow, Lucy Edson, was granted administration of his estate on 24 Oct. 1796, but she was removed without completing the administration, and replaced by Daniel Crane, of Bridgewater, Gentleman, as administrator on 22 May 1799.[188] She died a widow on 12 Nov. 1816 in Bridgewater, aged 55 years.[189] They had children:[190]

1. Charles Edson, died young.

2. Sarah6 “Sally” Edson, born on 12 Nov. 1781,[191] married Zecheriah5 Eddy, Esq., son of Capt. Joshua4 and (1987) Lydia6 (Paddock) Eddy,[192] on 1 Sept. 1803 in Bridgewater.[193] He was born on 6 Dec. 1780 in Middleborough,[194] a grandson of Lt. Zachariah3 and Mercy5 (Morton) Eddy, of Middleborough,[195] and of Zechariah5 and (774) Martha5 (Washburn) Paddock, of Middleborough.[196] They were living in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census, where he was a counselor at law.[197] She died on 7 Sept. 1850 in Middleborough, aged 68 years,[198] and he died testate on 14 Feb. 1860 in Middleborough, aged 79 years,[199] his will dated 25 Feb. 1858, and probated in Apr. 1860, mentioned his grandson Lt. Samuel Breck Jr., currently in the United States Army, his granddaughter Sarah Amelia Breck, who lives with him, children of his daughter Sarah Amelia Breck, deceased, James G. Nichols, and his daughters Anne Juliet Barrett, wife of Samuel Barrett, and Charlotte Elizabeth Pratt, wife of Francis Greenleaf Pratt, and he named his two sons-in-law, Samuel Barrett and Francis Greenleaf Pratt as executors of his estate.[200] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.)

3. Royal Edson, born on ca. 16 Jan. 1784, died on 13 Jan. 1785 in Bridgewater, aged 11 months, 28 days.[201]

4. Charlotte6 Edson, born on 12 Jan. 1786,[202] never married. She was still unmarried and living with the family of Zachariah and Sarah Eddy in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census. She died on 3 Oct. 1863 in Middleborough, aged 77 years, of dysentery.[203]

5. Lucy6 Edson, born say ca. 1788, married a Pratt, possibly Capt. Greenleaf Pratt, son of William and Mary (King) Pratt, of Middleborough,[204] in ca. 1809.[205] He was born on 13 May 1782 in Middleborough,[206] and died intestate on 8 May 1824 in Middleborough, aged 42 years.[207] Zechariah Eddy, of Middleborough, Counsellor at Law, was granted administration of the estate of Greenleaf Pratt, late of Middleborough, Gentleman, on 1 June 1824, with Joshua Eddy Jr. and Nathl. Eddy as sureties.[208] Jonathan C. Keith, Zebulon K. Pratt, & Simon Backus, Gentleman, were appointed to appraise the estate of Greenleaf Pratt, late of Middleborough, Gentleman, on 28 May 1824. The Inventory, dated 15 June 1824, totaled $9006.45, his real estate valued at $6950.30, including his homestead farm of 73 acres valued at $5000. Zechariah Eddy, Esq., the administrator, gave is oath to the inventory on 19 July 1824, and he was ordered to deliver to Lydia Pratt, widow of the deceased, $600 out of the personal estate for her necessaries.[209]

e. Dr. Jael5 Edson, a physician in Albany, NY, never married.[210]

        1395   iii   Bettie4 Packard, born on 15 Oct. 1727 in Bridgewater,[211] married Seth Dean on 28 Apr. 1748 in Bridgewater.[212] 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.

        1396   iv   Samuel4 Packard (Jr.), born say ca. 1729 in Bridgewater, married 1.) Elisabeth Carver, daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth (Snow) Carver,[213] on 13 Dec. 1757 in Bridgewater.[214] She was born on 10 Sept. 1731 in Bridgewater,[215] a granddaughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth3 (Alden) Snow,[216] and she died in ca. 1761. He probably remarried to 2.) Mary? Washburn, daughter or widow of (___) Washburn, on 2 Sept. 1761 in Bridgewater.[217] He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. He had 2 children by Elisabeth Carver:[218]

a. Betty Packard, born on 4 Sept. 1758 in Bridgewater,[219] marriage not found.

b. Silvia Packard, born on 16 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater,[220] marriage not found.

        1397    v   Hepzibah4 Packard, born ca. 1731 in Bridgewater,[221] married Seth5 Morton, son of Capt. Ebenezer4 and Mercy (Foster) Morton,[222] of Middleborough, as his second wife, on 12 Sept. 1757 in Bridgewater.[223] He was born on 11 Mar. 1731/2 in Middleborough,[224] a grandson of John3 and Mary (Ring) Morton (Jr.),[225] and he had married first to Lydia Hall, of Sandwich, MA, in ca. 1751.[226] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his widowed daughter-in-law, Sarah (Cushman) Morton, and his uncle, Deacon Ichabod Morton.[227] Seth Morton died on 30 Jan. 1810 in Middleborough, aged 77 years,[228] and Hepzibah (Packard) Morton died a widow on 25 Nov. 1820 in Middleborough, aged 89 years,[229] but no probate records were filed for either of their estates in Plym­outh County. Seth Morton had 3 children by Lydia Hall, and 9 more children by Hepzibah Packard:

a. Phebe Morton, born on 18 Oct. 1752, died on 2 Nov. 1752 in Middleborough.[230]

b. Joshua6 Morton, born on 6 Nov. 1753 in Middleborough,[231] married Sarah6 Cushman, daughter of Isaac5 and Sarah (Miller) Cushman, of Middleborough,[232] on 12 Nov. 1778 in Middleborough.[233] She was born on 13 May 1757 in Middleborough,[234] a granddaughter of Ichabod4 and Patience4 (Holmes) Cushman,[235] and a great‑granddaughter of Rev. Isaac3 and Rebecca2 (Harlow) Cushman, of Plympton.[236] Joshua Morton died intestate on 11 Oct. 1789 in Middleborough, of “dropsy and mortification,” aged 35 years,[237] and his widow Sarah Morton was granted administration of his estate on 4 Jan. 1790.[238] Sarah (Cushman) Morton died a widow on 19 Nov. 1844 in Middleborough, “at Joshua Eddy’s,” aged 87 years.[239] They had children:

1. Lydia7 Morton, born on 11 Sept. 1779 in Middleborough,[240] married Joshua6 Eddy (Jr.), Esq., son of Capt. Joshua5 and (2024) Lydia6 (Paddock) Eddy, of Middleborough,[241] on 10 Jan. 1805 in Middleborough.[242] He was born on 3 Feb. 1779 in Middleborough,[243] a grand­son of Lt. Zachariah4 and Mercy5 (Morton) Eddy, of Middleborough,[244] and of Zachariah5 and (774) Martha5 (Washburn) Paddock, of Middleborough.[245] Lydia (Morton) Eddy died on 31 July 1855 in Middleborough, aged 75 years, 10 months, 20 days,[246] and Joshua Eddy (Jr.), Esq., died intestate on 11 Nov. 1863 in Middleborough, aged 84 years, 9 months, 8 days.[247] Joshua M. Eddy and Thomas Weston, of Middleborough, were granted administration of his estate on 12 Mar. 1864.[248]

2. Susanna7 Morton, born on 6 Dec. 1781 in Middleborough,[249] as a minor over the age of 14 she chose her mother, Sarah Morton, as her guardian on 19 June 1802,[250] and she married 1.) Freeman Barrows, son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Jones) Barrows, of Middleborough,[251] on 31 Mar. 1805 in Middleborough,[252] and they moved to New Bedford, MA, in ca. 1807. He was born on 22 Mar. 1783 in Middleborough,[253] and died intestate on 18 Mar. 1813 in Middleborough, aged 29 years, 11 months, 26 days, of “consumption.”[254] His widow Susannah Barrows, of Middleborough, was granted administration of his estate on 6 Apr. 1813, with Zechariah Eddy, Esqr., and Joshua Eddy Jr. as sureties.[255] She remarried to 2.) Capt. Southworth Ellis, son of Thomas and Ruth (Thomas) Ellis, of Middleborough,[256] as his second wife,[257] on 10 Apr. 1828 in Middleborough.[258] He was born on 18 Feb. 1769 in Middleborough,[259] and died testate on 15 Dec. 1840 in Middleborough, aged 71 years, 9 months, 27 days,[260] his will dated 11 Mar. 1840, and probated in May 1841, mentioned his wife Susan, his daughter Ruth Dean, wife of Dr. Ebenezer Dean, and son Southworth Ellis junior, whom he named as executor of his estate.[261] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.) Susanna (Morton) (Barrows) Southworth died after 1844, probably in New Bedford, MA.

3. Elias Morton, born on 26 July 1784 in Middleborough,[262] died in Nov. 1801 in Boston, aged 18 years, of a fever,[263] presumably unmarried.

4. Joshua Morton (Jr.), born on 6 June 1789 in Middleborough,[264] his mother, Sarah Morton, was appointed as his guardian on 19 June 1802,[265] marriage not found.

c. Seth6 Morton (Jr.), born on 27 Feb. 1756 in Middleborough,[266] married 1.) Rosamond Finney, daughter of Lt. Nelson and Rosamond (Thomas) Finney, of Middleborough,[267] on 20 Nov. 1783 in Middleborough.[268] She was born on 18 Aug. 1758 in Middleborough.[269] She died, and he remarried to 2.) Priscilla6 Morton, his first cousin, daughter of Ebenezer5 and Sarah (Cobb) Morton (Jr.),[270] on 21 May 1789 in Middleborough.[271] She was born on 4 Oct. 1762 in Middleborough.[272] Seth Morton (Jr.) died testate on 4 Dec. 1805 in Middleborough,[273] his will dated 2 June 1803, and probated on 12 Feb. 1806, mentioned his now wife Priscilla, unnamed children, and daughter Virtue, by his first wife, and appointed his brother Caleb Morton as executor of his estate, but Caleb refused, and administration of his estate with will annexed was granted to John Bennet, of Middleborough, Gentleman, on 12 Feb. 1806, with George Morton and Wilkes Wood as sureties.[274] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of his will.) Priscilla (Morton) Morton died a widow on 17 Feb. 1847 in Middleborough, aged 84 years.[275] He had 1 daughter by Rosamond Finney, and 8 more children by Priscilla Morton:

1. Virtue7 Morton, born on 5 Nov. 1784 in Middleborough,[276] married Josiah Freeman, son of Elisha and Mercy5 (Eddy) Freeman, of Middleborough,[277] in 1806.[278] He was born in 1780,[279] a grandson of Lt. Zachariah4 and Mercy5 (Morton) Eddy, of Middleborough.[280] Josiah Freeman died on 30 May 1861 in Middleborough, aged 80 years, 11 months, 19 days, of “paralytic attacks & decline,”[281] but no probate records were filed for his estate. Virtue (Morton) Freeman died on 6 July 1861 in Middleborough, aged 76 years, 8 months, 2 days, “lost her mind.”[282]

2. Samuel7 Morton, born on 29 Jan. 1790 in Middleborough,[283] married Esther Weston, of Middleborough, on 4 Jan. 1816 in Middleborough.[284] He died intestate on 2 Sept. 1843 in Middleborough, aged 53 years,[285] and his son Nathan W. Morton, of Middleborough, was granted administration of his estate, as requested by the widow, on 7 Nov. 1843.[286]

3. Phebe Morton, born on 15 May 1791 in Middleborough,[287] marriage not found.

4. Seth7 Morton (3rd), born on 29 Nov. 1792 in Middleborough,[288] possibly married Lucetta Barrows, daughter of Josiah and Ruth (Tinkham) Barrows, of Middleborough,[289] on 31 July 1823 in Middleborough,[290] and settled in Carver, MA. She was born on 21 Dec. 1802 in Middleborough.[291] He lost a leg in an accident with a cart, presumably as a young man, and he died testate on 23 Sept. 1847 in Middleborough.[292]

5. Hepzibah7 Morton, born on 27 Aug. 1794 in Middleborough,[293] never married, moved to New Bedford, MA, in 1840, and died on 16 May 1848 in New Bedford, aged 50 years.[294]

6. Ebenezer Morton, born on 27 Apr. 1796 in Middleborough,[295] marriage not found.

7. Levy Morton, born on 31 July 1798 in Middleborough,[296] marriage not found.

8. Lydia7 Morton, born on 9 Oct. 1800 in Middleborough,[297] married Daniel Savery (Jr.), son of Daniel and Huldah (Soule) Savery, of Middleborough,[298] as his second wife,[299] on 9 Jan. 1832 in Middleborough.[300] He was born on 22 Jan. 1797 in Middleborough,[301] and had married first to Elizabeth Vaughan, daughter of John and Sarah (Cushman) Vaughan,[302] on 19 Sept. 1824 in Middleborough.[303] He died on 22 Feb. 1859 in Plymouth, MA, aged 64 years,[304] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and Lydia (Morton) Savery died on 19 July 1845 in Middleborough.[305]

9. Elias7 Morton, born on 14 Feb. 1803 in Middleborough,[306] married Charity7 Eaton, daughter of Sgt. Enos6 and Polly (Thomson) Eaton, of Middleborough,[307] on 20 Nov. 1830 in Middleborough,[308] and settled in New Bedford, MA. She was born on 21 Dec. 1806 in Middleborough,[309] a granddaughter of Samuel5 and Patience (Tinkham) Eaton, of Middleborough.[310]

d. Caleb6 Morton, born on 5 June 1758 in Middleborough,[311] married Rebecca Wood, of Middleborough, on 8 Jan. 1792 in Middleborough.[312] He died on 11 Apr. 1822 in Middleborough, aged 64 years,[313] but no probate records were filed for his estate. They had at least 3 children:

1. Cyrus Morton, born on 26 Feb. 1793 in Middleborough,[314] marriage not found.

2. Phebe7 Oliver Morton, born on 10 Apr. 1795 in Middleborough,[315] married Peter Vaughan (3rd), son of Peter and Betsey6 (Cushman) Vaughan (Jr.), of Middleborough,[316] on 20 Feb. 1814 in Middleborough.[317] He was born on 1 Dec. 1791 in Middleborough,[318] a grandson of Isaac5 and Sarah (Miller) Cushman.[319] Phebe O. (Morton) Vaughan died on 4 July 1869 in Middleborough, aged 74 years, 2 months, 24 days,[320] and Peter Vaughan (3rd) died on 15 Mar. 1874 in Middleborough, aged 82 years, 3 months, 13 days,[321] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

3. Rebecca Morton, born on 6 May 1799 in Middleborough,[322] marriage not found.

e. Samuel Morton, born on 4 Feb. 1760 in Middleborough,[323] marriage not found.

f. Lydia6 Morton, born on 29 July 1761 in Middleborough,[324] married Thomas Pratt, of Taunton, MA, son of David and Ann (Bryant[?]) (Leonard) Pratt, of East Bridgewater,[325] in 1783,[326] and they may have settled in Titicut, MA. He was born on 15 Oct. 1750 in Bridgewater.[327] Children not found.

g. George6 Morton, born on 17 Mar. 1763 in Middleborough,[328] married Mary6 Eddy, daugh­ter of Zephaniah5 and Anne (Wood) Eddy, of Dartmouth,[329] in ca. 1797.[330] She was born on 28 Nov. 1770 in Dartmouth,[331] a granddaughter of Ichabod4 and Sarah (Winslow) Eddy.[332] He died on 28 Feb. 1844 in Dartmouth, aged 80 years, 11 months, 21 days.[333] They had at least 2 daughters:

1. Anne7 E. Morton, born on 13 Oct. 1798 in Middleborough,[334] married George Almy, of New Bedford, MA, son of George B. and Elizabeth Almy, of Warwick, RI, on 5 Sept. 1822 in Dartmouth.[335]

2. Sarah7 Barker Morton, born on 3 May 1801 in Middleborough,[336] possibly married Stephen Sisson (Jr.), son of Stephen and Patience (Tucker) Sisson, of Dartmouth,[337] in 1820.[338] He was born on 30 June 1799 in Dartmouth, MA.[339]

h. Hepzibah6 Morton, born on 7 Mar. 1765 in Middleborough,[340] married John Murdock (Jr.), son of Lt. John and Sarah4 (Sampson) Murdock, of Middleborough,[341] on 15 Jan. 1789 in Middleborough.[342] He was born on 6 Mar. 1765 in Middleborough,[343] a grandson of Ephraim3 and Abigail (Horrel) Sampson, of Plympton.[344] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They had children:

1. John Murdock (3rd), born on 27 Oct. 1789 in Middleborough.[345]

2. Hepzibah Murdock, born on 16 Feb. 1792 in Middleborough.[346]

3. Sally Murdock, born on 6 Apr. 1794,[347] died on 12 Apr. 1795 in Middleborough.[348]

4. Martin Murdock, born on 29 Jan. 1796 in Middleborough.[349]

5. Otis Murdock, born on 15 May 1798 in Middleborough.[350]

6. Friend Murdock, born on 2 Nov. 1800 in Middleborough.[351]

7. James Murdock, born on 10 July 1803 in Middleborough.[352]

i. Isaac6 Morton, born on 25 Jan. 1767 in Middleborough,[353] probably married Abigail “Nabby” Murdock, daughter of Lt. John and Sarah4 (Sampson) Murdock, of Middleborough,[354] on 29 Nov. 1792 in Middleborough.[355] She was born on 15 Apr. 1771 in Middleborough,[356] a granddaughter of Ephraim3 and Abigail (Horrel) Sampson, of Plympton.[357] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Coun­ty. They had at least 3 children:

1. Isaac Morton (Jr.), born on 19 Jan. 1795 in Middleborough,[358] marriage not found. He was not found in the 1850 federal census in Massachusetts.

2. Abigail “Nabby” Morton, born on 9 Nov. 1796 in Middleborough,[359] died on 13 Jan. 1797 in Middleborough, “Accidental in bed,” aged 2 months, 7 days.[360]

3. Marcus Morton, born on 3 Apr. 1800 in Middleborough,[361] marriage not found. He was not found in the 1850 federal census in Massachusetts.

j. Marcy6 Morton, born on 8 Jan. 1769 in Middleborough,[362] married Lt. John Bennet, son of Jacob and Hope (Nelson) Bennet, of Middleborough,[363] on 3 Mar. 1791 in Middleborough.[364] He was born on 4 Sept. 1761 in Middleborough,[365] and died intestate on 8 or 18 Mar. 1811 in Middleborough, aged 49 years, of “dropsy.”[366] His father, Jacob Bennet, was granted administration of his estate on 21 Mar. 1811.[367] She died a widow on 2 Mar. 1826 in Middleborough, “at Mrs. Oliver’s,” aged 57 years.[368] Children not found.

k. David Morton, a twin, born on 30 Dec. 1770 in Middleborough,[369] marriage not found.

l. Bathsheba6 Morton, a twin, born on 30 Dec. 1770 in Middleborough,[370] married Ichabod6 Morton (Jr.), her first cousin, son of Deacon Ichabod5 and Deborah5 (Morton) Morton, of Middleborough,[371] in 1791.[372] He was born on 15 Jan. 1761 in Middleborough,[373] a grandson of Nathaniel4 and Rebecca (Clark) (Ellis) Morton, of Plymouth,[374] and of Capt. Ebenezer4 and Mercy (Foster) Morton, of Middleborough.[375] They had children:

1. Daniel Oliver Morton, born on 3 June 1792 in Middleborough.[376]

2. Lois Morton, born on 10 Mar. 1794 in Middleborough.[377]

3. Nancy Morton, born on 1 Mar. 1796 in Middleborough.[378]

4. Sally Morton, born on 7 July 1798 in Middleborough.[379]

5. Bathsheba Morton, born on 10 Nov. 1800 in Middleborough.[380]

m. Sarah Morton, born on 7 Mar. 1773 in Middleborough,[381] marriage not found.

        1398   vi   Caleb4 Packard, a twin, born on 10 Aug. 1735 in Bridgewater,[382] moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA,[383] but no marriage was found for Caleb Packard in Pelham, and he was not the Caleb Packard living in Ashfield, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[384]

        1399  vii   Joshua4 Packard, a twin, born on 10 Aug. 1735 in Bridgewater,[385] married Martha Hartwell on 28 Oct. 1756 in Bridgewater,[386] and they also moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA,[387] but no children were recorded to them in Pelham, and he was not a head of household in Pelham, MA, in the 1790 federal census. He may have been the Joshua Packard living in Goshen, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[388]

        1400 viii   Chloe4 Packard, born say ca. 1738 in Bridgewater, married (443) Capt. Joseph3 Keith, son of John2 and (127) Hannah4 (Washburn) Keith,[389] on 31 May 1759 in Bridgewater,[390] and they moved to Middleborough, MA. He was born ca. 1736 in Bridgewater,[391] and they were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[392] He died on 28 Sept. 1814 in Middleborough, aged 78 years,[393] and she died on 27 Jan. 1820 in Middleborough, aged 81 years.[394] (See his family for their children.)

        1401   ix   Desire4 Packard, born ca. 1741 in Bridgewater,[395] married (688) Luke5 Washburn, son of (175) Gideon4 and Mary (Perkins) Washburn, on 30 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater,[396] and they settled in Tolland Co., CT. He died in Tolland, CT, on 3 Mar. 1776,[397] and she moved to New York after his death. She died on 4 Apr. 1826 in Sidney township, Delaware Co., NY, aged 85 years.[398] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation under the family of Luke Washburn.)

 

 

(453.) Deacon Joseph4 Leach, eldest son of (129) Hephzibah4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 9 Oct. 1705,[399] married Anna Harris on 14 Jan. 1735/6 in Bridgewater.[400] She was born ca. 1712.[401]

         Deacon Joseph Leach died testate on 12 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater.[402] His will was dated 18 Mar. 1755, “in a health full state of body,” and probated on 1 Dec. 1760. He mentioned his wife, Anna, sons Jephthah, who was under age, to whom he left his homestead farm, half of the Cedar swamps, and half his right in the saw mill, and Benjamin Leach, to whom he left a tract of land in Bridgewater, the other half of the Cedar swamps, and the other half of his right in the saw mill, and six daughters, Rhoda, Dinah, Orpha, Lois, Eunice and Cloe, to whom he left land that his father had given him to be divided between them. He named Israel Washburn, of Raynham, as executor of his estate, and his will was witnessed by Thomas Hooper, Zephaniah Willis, and Bethiah Willis.[403] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.) Anna (Harris) Leach died on 31 Dec. 1803 in Bridgewater, aged 91 years.[404]

         Deacon Joseph Leach and Anna Harris had children,[405] order uncertain:

        1402     i   Rhoda5 Leach, born ca. 1736 in Bridgewater, married Deacon David5 Alden (Jr.), son of David4 and Judith (Paddleford) Alden, of Middleborough,[406] on 18 Dec. 1755 in Bridgewater.[407] He was born on 14 Jan. 1729/30 in Middleborough,[408] a grandson of John3 and Hannah (White) Alden.[409] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son, David Alden “Jun,”[410] in Middleborough in the 1800 federal census,[411] and next door to his son Andrew Alden in Middleborough in the 1810 federal census.[412] Deacon David Alden (Jr.) died testate on 16 Jan. 1814 in Middleborough, aged 83 years, 11 months, 21 days,[413] his will dated 30 Nov. 1813, and probated on 23 Feb. 1814, mentioned his wife Rhoda, son Rufus Alden, the heirs of Caleb Alden, deceased, son David Alden, daughter Huldah Weston, daughter Rhoda Vaughan, granddaughter Huldah Butler, and son Andrew Alden, whom he named as executor of his estate.[414] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will.) Rhoda (Leach) Alden died a widow on 5 July 1814 in Middleborough, aged 77 years.[415] They had children:

a. Mary6 “Molly” Alden, born 29 Sept. 1755,[416] married Elijah5 Alden, son of John4 and Rebeckah (Weston) Alden Jr., of Middleborough, on 25 Mar. 1779 in Middleborough.[417] He was born on 13 June 1754 in Middleborough,[418] and she was his first cousin once removed. He died on 26 June 1826 in Middleborough, aged 72 years,[419] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and she died on 22 Sept. 1839 in Middleborough, aged 84 years lacking 7 days.[420]

b. Rufus6 Alden, born on 18 May 1757 in Middleborough,[421] married 1.) Sarah Shaw, of Raynham, in 1776.[422] She was born ca. 1759,[423] and died on 10 Apr. 1813 in Middleborough, aged 54 years.[424] He remarried to 2.) Jedidah (Wood) Billington, daughter of Ephraim and Hannah (Parlow) Wood,[425] and widow of Francis Billington, of Middleborough,[426] on 5 Apr. 1814 in Middleborough.[427] She was born on 2 July 1759 in Middleborough.[428] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790,[429] 1800,[430] and 1810 federal censuses.[431] Rufus Alden died testate on 19 Aug. 1825 in Middleborough, aged 68 years.[432] His will was dated 3 July 1821, and probated on 19 Sept. 1825, and he mentioned his wife Jadidah, daughter Sally Alden, son Silas Alden, and his principal heir and sole executor was son Rufus Alden (Jr.).[433] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.) She died a widow intestate on 6 Feb. 1826 in Middleborough, aged 66 years,[434] and their son Rufus Alden was granted administration of her estate on 20 Mar. 1826.[435]

c. Caleb6 Alden, born on 26 Oct. 1759 in Middleborough,[436] married Susanna Dunbar, daughter of Jesse and Azubah (Conant) Dunbar, of Bridgewater,[437] on 5 Apr. 1787 in Middleborough.[438] She was born on 14 Jan. 1763 in Bridgewater.[439] He died before the 1813 will of his father, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

d. Huldah6 Alden, born on 18 Dec. 1762 in Middleborough,[440] married Israel Butler, of Bridgewater, on 20 Feb. 1785 in Middleborough.[441] No probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. Their daughter, Huldah Butler, was named in the 1813 will of her father.

e. David6 Alden (3rd), born on 30 June 1766 in Middleborough,[442] married Betsy Hathaway, of Middleborough, on 13 Nov. 1788 in Middleborough.[443] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father,[444] and in Middleborough in the 1800,[445] and 1810 federal censuses.[446] He died testate in 1850 in Middleborough, his will dated 6 Aug. 1839, and probated in May 1850, mentioned his wife Betsey Alden, eldest son David Alden, youngest son Olive H. Alden, and he named his two sons David Alden and Oliver H. Alden as executors of his estate.[447] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.)

f. Andrew6 Alden, born on 16 Oct. 1769 in Middleborough,[448] married (3044) Selina6 Fobes, daughter of Jason5 and (1236) Leah6 (Washburn) Fobes, of Bridgewater, on 29 Jan. 1797 in Bridgewater.[449] She was born on 7 Dec. 1771 in Bridgewater,[450] a granddaughter of (421) Capt. Israel5 and Leah4 (Fobes) Washburn (Jr.), Esq. He was executor of his father’s will in 1814. They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1800,[451] and 1810 federal censuses.[452] Andrew Alden died testate on 26 Mar. 1836 in Middleborough, aged 66 years,[453] his will dated 14 May 1833, and probated on 31 May 1836, mentioned his wife Selina Alden, his sons Jason F. Alden, Philander Alden, Horatio H. Alden, Josiah V. Alden, and Andrew L. Alden, and he named his son Andrew L. Alden as executor of his estate.[454] Selina (Fobes) Alden died on 4 May 1847 in Middleborough, aged 75 years.[455] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation under the children of Leah Washburn.)

g. Rhoda6 Alden, born ca. 1776 in Middleborough,[456] married Josiah Vaughan, of Middleborough, on 29 Dec. 1796 in Middleborough.[457] He was born ca. 1770,[458] and died testate on 18 Aug. 1814 in Middleborough, of “consumption,” aged 44 years,[459] his will dated 26 Jan. 1814, and probated on 15 Sept. 1814, mentioned his “beloved wife,” son David Alden Vaughan, and his daughters Rebecca C. Vaughan, and Anna H. Vaughan, both under the age of 18, and he named Silvanus Tillson as executor of his estate.[460] (See Appendix [I] for a full transcription of his will.) She died a widow on 17 June 1841 in Middleborough, aged 65 years.[461]

        1403    ii   Dinah5 Leach, born say 1738 in Bridgewater, married John Shaw, of Raynham, MA, probably son of Jonathan and Mercy (Mason) Shaw,[462] on 8 Jan. 1761 in Bridgewater.[463] He was born on 19 July 1734 in Raynham.[464] He was not a head of household in Raynham, MA, in the 1790 federal census, and no children were recorded to John and Dinah Shaw in the vital records of Raynham.

        1404   iii   Orpha5 Leach, born say 1740 in Bridgewater, married Edward4 Fobes, probably son of John3 and Martha (Pierce) Fobes (3rd),[465] on 2 Apr. 1761 in Bridgewater.[466] He was born on 12 Aug. 1739 in Bridgewater,[467] a grandson probably of John2 and Abigail (Robinson) Fobes (Jr.).[468] They probably moved to the Lake Champlain area after 1764;[469] no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County, and he was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. They had children:[470]

a. John5 Fobes, born on 4 Nov. 1761 in Bridgewater.[471] He may have been the John Fobes living in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT, which is at the lower end of Lake Champlain, in the 1791 federal census.[472]

b. Sylvester Fobes, born on 23 Apr. 1764 in Bridgewater.[473]

c. (Possibly others)

        1405   iv   Benjamin5 Leach, born ca. 1742 in Bridgewater,[474] married 1.) Mary4 Keith, daughter of Ebenezer3 and Mary (Pierce) Keith,[475] on 2 Oct. 1764 in Bridgewater.[476] She was born on 15 Oct. 1745 in Bridgewater,[477] a granddaughter of Samuel2 and Bethiah3 (Fobes) Keith, of Bridgewater.[478] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son Luke Leach and close by his son Joseph Leach.[479] She died on 30 Nov. 1791 in Bridgewater, aged 46 years,[480] and he probably remarried to 2.) Anna Short, of Taunton, in ca. 1792.[481] They were still living in Bridgewater in the 1800,[482] and 1810 federal censuses.[483] He died on 24 Jan. 1830 in Bridgewater, aged 87 years, of “dropsy,”[484] but no probate records were filed for his estate. Anna (Short) Leach possibly died on 20 Sept. 1835 in Bridgewater,[485] but an Anna Leach, aged 91, was living in the household of Otis W. Harvey in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census.[486] He had 10 children by Mary Keith,[487] order uncertain, and 3 more children by Anna Short:

a. Joseph6 Leach, born ca. 1765 in Bridgewater,[488] married Wealthy6 Leach, daughter of (1421) Jedediah5 and Phebe4 (Keith) Leach,[489] on 30 Sept. 1788 in Bridgewater.[490] She was born on 18 Oct. 1767 in Bridgewater,[491] a granddaughter of (457) Benjamin4 and (438) Hannah3 (Keith) Leach (Jr.),[492] and they were second cousins. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, close by his father,[493] and in the 1800,[494] and 1810 federal censuses.[495] Wealthy (Leach) Leach died a pauper on 9 June 1833 in Titicut, aged 66 [sic] years, of “infirmity,”[496] and Joseph Leach died a pauper on 7 Oct. 1842 in Titicut,[497] but no probate records were filed for either of their estates. They had a daughter:[498]

1. Clarissa7 Leach, married Ezekiel Dyer, son of John Dyer,[499] on 11 Feb. 1811 in Bridgewater.[500] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1820 or 1830 federal censuses, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co. She died on 5 May 1833 in Titicut, MA, of “throat distemper,” a pauper.[501]

2. (Possibly also a son)[502]

b. Luke6 Leach, born say ca. 1767 in Bridgewater, married Polly Starr on 1 May 1788 in Bridgewater.[503] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father,[504] and in the 1800 federal census,[505] and they moved to Maine[506] after 1800. They were living in Jay, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census.[507] They had children:[508]

1. Amory7 Leach, married Lydia Bearce, daughter of Job and Sarah5 (Keith) Bearce, of East Bridgewater,[509] on 17 Sept. 1817 in Bridgewater.[510] She was baptized on 6 Nov. 1791 in East Bridgewater.[511] They were not found in the 1850 federal census in Maine.

2. Harris Leach

3. (Probably others)[512]

c. Mary6 Leach, born on ca. 8 June 1769 in Bridgewater,[513] married Libeus6 Fobes (Jr.), son of Libeus5 and Mehitabel (Howard) Fobes,[514] on 15 Nov. 1807 in Bridgewater.[515] He was a grandson of John4 and Martha (Pierce) Fobes.[516] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1810 federal census.[517] He died on 23 Jan. 1831 in Bridgewater, aged “between 50 and 60,”[518] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and she died a widow on 17 July 1860 in Bridgewater, aged 91 years, 1 month, 9 days,[519] but no probate records were filed for her estate. They had at least 2 daughters:

1. Mehitabel Fobes, born ca. 1808 in Bridgewater,[520] died on 18 Dec. 1814 in Bridgewater, aged 6 years.[521]

2. Mary Fobes, born ca. 1810 in Bridgewater,[522] died on 4 Dec. 1830 in Bridgewater, of typhus fever, aged 20 years.[523]

3. (Probably others)

d. Silas6 Leach, born say ca. 1771 in Bridgewater, married Lois Leach, possibly daughter of Jonathan and Experience (Hartwell) Leach,[524] in 1796,[525] and moved to Charleston, SC.[526] She was a twin, born on 15 Mar. 1772 in Bridgewater.[527] He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1800 or 1810 federal censuses.

e. Orpah6 Leach, born ca. 1773 in Bridgewater,[528] married Jacob Chipman, of Bridgewater, on 29 Nov. 1792 in Middleborough.[529] He was not a head of household in Bridgewater or Middleborough in the 1800 federal census, but he was evidently the Jacob Chipman living in Easton, MA, in 1800.[530] She was a widow living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, with the family of her son-in-law, Austin Snow, but no death record was found for her. They had at least 3 daughters:

1. Lucy Chipman, born ca. 1793,[531] married Salmon Dunbar, of Boston, son of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Copeland) Dunbar, of Bridgewater,[532] in May 1819 in Easton.[533] He was born on 16 July 1791 in Bridgewater.[534] They were living in East Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer,[535] and he died testate on 21 Oct. 1863 in East Bridgewater, aged 72 years, 3 months, 5 days, of “liver complaint,”[536] his will dated 22 Apr. 1848, and probated on 28 Dec. 1863, mentioned his wife Lucy Dunbar, grandchild William Henry Alden, son of daughter Charlotte Alden, deceased, daughter Rebecca Field, wife of Francis Field, and daughter Mary Jane Dunbar, and he named Benjamin W. Keith, of East Bridgewater, as executor of his estate.[537] (See Appendix [J] for a full transcription of his will.)

2. Mary “Polly” Chipman, born ca. 1798 in Easton,[538] married Charles Emanuel Dunbar, of North Bridgewater, son of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Copeland) Dunbar, of Bridgewater,[539] on 2 Nov. 1824 in Easton.[540] He was born on 30 Aug. 1797 in Bridgewater,[541] and he died intestate on 16 Jan. 1848 in North Bridgewater, aged 50 years, 4 months, 17 days,[542] and Jesse Perkins petitioned for administration of his estate on 17 Feb. 1848.[543] She was living in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census,[544] and she died a widow on 24 Dec. 1872 in North Bridgewater, aged 74 years, 4 months, 26 days, of influenza.[545]

3. Louisa S. Chipman, born ca. 1804,[546] married Austin Snow, son of Silas and Hannah (Cole) Snow, of North Bridgewater,[547] in 1828.[548] He was born on ca. 31 May 1802 in North Bridgewater.[549] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer, and her mother was living with them.[550] She died on 21 Mar. 1872 in North Bridgewater, aged 68 years, 2 months, of heart disease,[551] and he died a widower on 27 Apr. 1879 in Brockton, MA, aged 76 years, 10 months, 27 days, of “softening of brain.”[552]

f. Lois/Louise6 Leach, born say ca. 1776,[553] married James Starr Jr., Esq., of Bridgewater, on 26 Nov. 1797 in Middleborough,[554] and he went to Maine where he was a Magistrate.[555] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1800 federal census,[556] and in Jay, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census.[557] She died on 8 June 1836 in Jay, Franklin Co., ME, aged 60 years.[558] They had children:

1. Harriet B. Starr, born on 5 Sept. 1799 in Bridgewater,[559] married Thomas Winslow on 1 Mar. 1819 in Jay, ME.[560]

2. Louisa Leach Starr, born on 10 June 1802 in Bridgewater,[561] married Aruna Holmes on 3 July 1821 in Jay, ME.[562]

3. Caroline Sawyer Starr, born on 3 Aug. 1806 in Jay, ME,[563] married Lot P. Nelson on 9 June 1825 in Jay, ME.[564] She died on 14 Oct. 1850 in Jay, ME, aged 46 years,[565] and he died on 4 Mar. 1868 in Jay, ME, aged 66 years, 10 months.[566]

g. Hepzibah6 Leach, born say ca. 1778, married Marshall4 Keith, son of Benjamin3 and Abigail5 (Leach) Keith, of Bridgewater,[567] on 8 July 1798 in Middleborough.[568] He was a grandson of Samuel2 and Bethiah3 (Fobes) Keith, and of Nehemiah4 and Mercy (Staples) Leach.[569] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1800,[570] and 1810 federal censuses.[571] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They had at least 2 sons:

1. Charles5 Keith, born ca. 1800 in Bridgewater,[572] married (___). He died a widower on 26 Aug. 1878 in Mattapoisett, MA, aged 78 years.[573]

2. Marshall5 Dexter Keith, born on 20 Jan. 1818 in Middleborough,[574] married Eliza Davis in ca. 1839,[575] and they were living in Rochester, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a painter.[576] He died a widower on 13 Oct. 1888 in Acushnet, MA, aged 70 years, 8 months, 23 days, of “Bright’s Disease.”[577]

3. (Probably others)[578]

h. Jephthah6 Leach, born on 18 Aug. 1780,[579] possibly never married. He was a laborer living in the house of the widow Ruth Bennett in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census.[580] He was “found in his bed dead” on 25 Aug. 1868 in Middleborough, aged 88 years, 7 days,[581] but no probate records were filed for his estate.

i. Isaiah Leach, born say ca. 1783, marriage not found.

j. Dinah6 Leach, born on ca. 25 July 1785 in Bridgewater,[582] married Dr. Fisk Ames, son of Joseph and Abihail (Alger) (Bosworth) Ames,[583] as his second wife,[584] on 2 Feb. 1819 in Bridgewater.[585] He was born on 15 Mar. 1773 in Bridgewater,[586] and had married first to Betsy Covington on 15 Oct. 1803 in Bridgewater.[587] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[588] He died testate on 12 Mar. 1852 in North Bridgewater, aged 78 years, 11 months, 28 days,[589] his will dated 19 May 1851, and probated on the first Tuesday of May 1852, mentioned his wife Dinah, his children George R. Ames, William Ames, Joseph T. Ames, Elbridge G. Ames, Mary K. Ames, and John Ames, and he named Franklin Ames and his son Elbridge G. Ames as executors of his estate, but Franklin Ames refused.[590] (See Appendix [K] for a full transcription of his will.) She died a widow on 19 Oct. 1861 in North Bridgewater, aged 76 years, 2 months, 24 days.[591] Dinah (Leach) Ames had 3 children:[592]

1. Elbridge G. Ames, born ca. 1820 in MA,[593] married Susan White, of Randolph, MA, in 1849.[594] They were living with his parents in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer, and he was executor of his father’s estate in 1852.

2. Mary K. Ames, born ca. 1823 in MA,[595] was apparently still unmarried in 1851 when her father wrote his will.

3. John Ames, born ca. 1827 in MA.[596]

k. Anna6 Leach, born on 13 Apr. 1793 in Bridgewater,[597] married Galen Harvey, son of Nathan and Mehitabel (Harvey) Harvey,[598] in 1817.[599] He was born on 3 Dec. 1791 in Bridgewater.[600] He was not found in the 1850 federal census in Massachusetts, and no probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, through 1881.

l. Eunice6 Leach, born on 18 May 1796 in Bridgewater,[601] married Otis W. Harvey, son of Nathan and Mehitabel (Harvey) Harvey,[602] in 1819.[603] He was born on 6 Sept. 1789 in Bridgewater.[604] He was not found in the 1830 or 1840 federal census in Massachusetts, but they were living in West Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer, and her widowed mother and a sister were living with them.[605] Eunice (Leach) Harvey died on 21 Nov. 1854 in West Bridgewater, of cancer, aged 58 years, 6 months, 3 days.[606] Otis W. Harvey was still living in West Bridgewater in the 1855 state census, where he was a laborer,[607] and with his son Caleb C. Hervey in West Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census, where he was listed as a blacksmith.[608] He apparently died in West Bridgewater, MA, after 1855, but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA, through 1881. They had children:

1. Harrison A. Harvey, born on 25 Jan. 1822 in West Bridgewater,[609] died on 18 Apr. 1841 in West Bridgewater.[610]

2. Chloe Walker Harvey, born on 5 Mar. 1824 in West Bridgewater,[611] married Samuel Isaac Calkins.[612] They both died in Kansas, and were buried in Pratt, KA.[613]

3. Benjamin L. Harvey, born on 15 Aug. 1826 in West Bridgewater,[614] married Margaret E. Berrisford, daughter of Richard and Betsey Berrisford, of Sandwich, MA,[615] on 20 May 1850 in West Bridgewater.[616] They were living in his father’s household in West Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, but they were not living in West Bridgewater in the 1855 state census or the 1860 federal census.

4. Nathan N. Harvey, born on 27 May 1830 in West Bridgewater,[617] married Christiana A. Willis, daughter of John & Lavinia (Howard) Willis, of North Bridgewater,[618] on 14 June 1850 in West Bridgewater.[619] She was born ca. 1835 in MA.[620] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a bootmaker.[621]

5. Caleb C. Harvey, born on 26 June 1833 in West Bridgewater,[622] married Hannah J. Bryant, daughter of Erin and Eleanor Bryant, of Taunton, on 4 July 1854 in Taunton.[623] She was born ca. 1834 in MA.[624] They were living in West Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census, where he was a bootmaker, and his widowed father was living with them.[625]

6. John H. Harvey, born on 19 Mar. 1836 in West Bridgewater,[626] married Sarah E. (___). She was born ca. 1840 in MA,[627] and they were living in West Bridgewater in the 1865 state census, where he was a shoemaker.[628]

7. Josephine H. Harvey, born on 24 July 1841 in West Bridgewater.[629]

m. Chloe6 W. Leach, born on 16 Mar. 1799 in Bridgewater,[630] never married. She was unmarried and living in the household of her brother-in-law Otis W. Harvey in West Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, and in the 1855 state census. She died on 7 Sept. 1856 in West Bridgewater, of “consumption,” aged 57 years, 5 months, 22 days.[631]

        1406    v   Lois5 Leach, born say 1745 in Bridgewater, married Seth5 Packard (Jr.), son of Seth4 and Mercy (Bryant) Packard,[632] on 7 Mar. 1765 in Bridgewater,[633] and they moved to Roxbury, MA.[634] He was born on 12 Mar. 1742/3 in Bridgewater,[635] a grandson of Israel3 and Hannah (Crossman) Packard.[636] He served in the Revolutionary War from Milton, MA, in Capt. Elijah Vose’s Company in 1775.[637] They were probably living in Braintree, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[638] and in Roxbury, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census,[639] but he was not a head of household in Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census. They supposedly had at least 2 children:

a. Mary6 Davenport Packard, born on 21 Sept. 1766 in Milton, MA,[640] supposedly married Thomas White on 9 Nov. 1788.[641]

b. Seth Packard (3rd), born on 23 Oct. 1768 in Milton,[642] marriage not found.

c. (Probably others)

        1407   vi   Jephthah5 Leach, born say 1747 in Bridgewater, married Anna (___), but had no children. He was supposedly lost at sea, intestate, in ca. 1779, and his broth­er, Benjamin Leach, was left in charge of his Bridgewater property. His heirs, namely his widow, Anna Leach, Edward Fobes, David Alden, Seth Packard, John Shaw, of Raynham, and William Keith petitioned that James Leach, of Bridgewater, be appointed to administer his estate, and James Leach was granted administration of his estate on 2 Feb. 1784, with Hezekiah Hooper and Eleazer Cary as sureties. Hezekiah Hooper and James Leach, of Bridgewater, and Joshua White, of Middleborough, were appointed to appraise his inventory, and set off his widow’s dower. The remainder of his estate was divided between the above heirs, and also James Walker, by 4 Oct. 1784.[643]

        1408  vii   Eunice5 Leach, born ca. 1749 in Bridgewater,[644] married (1221) William4 Keith, son of Ephraim3 Esq., and (417) Sarah5 (Washburn) Keith,[645] on 11 Feb. 1767 in Bridgewater.[646] He was born on 5 June 1746 in Bridgewater,[647] a grandson of Joseph2 and Elizabeth3 (Fobes) Keith, and of (124) Israel4 and Waitstill (Sumner) Washburn,[648] and died on 16 Feb. 1824 in Titicut, MA. She died on 8 July 1827 in Titicut, aged 77 years, but no probate records were filed for either of their estates in Plymouth County. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1409 viii   Chloe5 Leach, married James Walker in ca. 1775.[649] Children not found. James Walker shared in the division of Jephthah Leach’s estate in 1784. There were a number of James Walkers listed as head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but none in Plymouth County.

 

 

(456.) Sarah4 Leach, third daughter of (129) Hephzibah4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 29 Apr. 1711,[650] married Timothy4 Leach, her first cousin, son of John3 and Alice Leach,[651] on 5 Dec. 1732 in Bridgewater.[652] He was born on 15 Oct. 1707 in Bridgewater,[653] a grandson also of Giles2 and Anne (Nokes) Leach.[654] Timothy and Sarah Leach moved from Bridgewater to Amherst, Hampshire Co., MA, before 1776.[655]

         Timothy Leach died on 25 Oct. 1779 in Amherst, Hampshire Co., MA,[656] and Sarah (Leach) Leach died after 1784,[657] presumably also in Amherst.

         Sarah Leach and Timothy Leach had children:[658]

        1410     i   (Unnamed child), “burnt to death” on 29 Oct. 1733 in Bridgewater.[659]

        1411    ii   Rebecca5 Leach, born on 24 July 1733 in Bridgewater,[660] married (651) Joshua Warren (Jr.), son of Joshua and (166) Jane (Orcutt) Warren, of North Bridgewater, on 8 July 1760 in Bridgewater.[661] He was born on 26 Sept. 1738 in Bridgewater,[662] a grandson of William and Hannah (Smith) Orcutt.[663] He died before the 1772 will of his father, but no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. (See his family for their children.)

        1412   iii   Ichabod5 Leach, born on 25 July 1735 in Bridgewater,[664] married Penelope5 (Standish) Cobb, daughter of Miles4 and Mehitabel (Robbins) Standish (Jr.),[665] and widow of Nathaniel Cobb,[666] on 11 Oct. 1770 in Bridgewater.[667] She was baptized on 27 June 1741 in Duxbury, MA,[668] a granddaughter of Miles3 and Experience (Sherman) Standish.[669] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his cousins Joseph Leach and Daniel Leach.[670] He died on 3 Nov. 1807 in Bridgewater, aged 72 years,[671] but no pro­bate records were filed for his estate. They had children,[672] order uncertain:

a. Jerathmael/Jerahmeel6 Leach, born supposedly on 24 June 1771 in Bridgewater,[673] married Clarissa Leach, supposedly daughter of Nathan and Deborah Leach,[674] on 5 Nov. 1798 in Bridgewater,[675] and moved to Warren,[676] ME. They were living in Warren, Lincoln Co., ME, in the 1800,[677] 1810,[678] 1820,[679] and 1830 federal censuses,[680] where he was a farmer. They were still living in Warren, Lincoln Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census.[681] He died on 23 Sept. 1851 in Warren, ME, aged 80 years, 2 months, 30 days,[682] and she died on 6 June 1872 in Warren, ME, aged 92 years, 10 months, 8 days,[683] and they were buried in Pleasantville Cemetery in Warren, ME.

b. Abigail6 “Nabby” Leach, born supposedly on 19 June 1773 in Bridgewater,[684] married Freeman Jones on 22 Sept. 1793 in Bridgewater.[685] He was born supposedly on 20 Jan. 1770,[686] and they moved to Warren, ME. He was living in Warren, Lincoln Co., ME, in the 1800,[687] 1810,[688] 1820,[689] 1830,[690] and 1840 federal censuses,[691] where he was a farmer, but they were not found in Lincoln Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census. She died on 18 May 1843 in Warren, ME, aged 69 years, 11 months,[692] and he died on 20 Feb. 1845 in Warren, ME, aged 74 years, 1 month.[693]

c. (Probably) Enoch6 Leach, born say ca. 1775 in Bridgewater,[694] married Rosanna Russell, who was born ca. 1780.[695] They were living in Warren, Lincoln Co., ME, next door to Jerahmeel Leach in the 1810,[696] 1820,[697] and 1830 federal censuses,[698] where he was also a farmer, and he may have been the extra male aged 16-25 years of age in the Jerahmeel Leach household in Warren, ME, in the 1800 federal census. He died on 2 Oct. 1846 in Warren, ME, aged 71 years, 6 months,[699] and she died on 24 Mar. 1860 in Warren, ME, aged 79 years,[700] and they were buried in Pleasantville Cemetery in Warren, ME.

d. (Unnamed child), born say ca. 1778, died on 13 Apr. 1779 in Bridgewater.[701]

e. Ephraim6 Leach, born on 4 Apr. 1779 in Bridgewater,[702] married Sarah “Sally” Conant, daughter of Zenas and Betty (Conant) Conant,[703] in 1805.[704] She was born in 1784.[705] They were probably living next door to Backus Leach in Augusta, Oneida Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer,[706] and in Eaton, Madison Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census.[707] She died in 1836 in Eaton, Madison Co., NY,[708] and he was still living in Eaton, Madison Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census.[709] He died on 3 July 1873 in Eaton, Madison Co., NY,[710] and they were both buried in Eaton Village Cemetery in Eaton, NY.

f. Backus6 Leach, born supposedly on 16 Jan. 1782 in Bridgewater,[711] married 1.) Bethiah Hayward on 28 Oct. 1804 in Middleborough.[712] She was born ca. Aug. 1780.[713] He may have been the Backus Leach living in Augusta, Oneida Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census, next door to Ephraim Leach, where he was a farmer,[714] and he was living in Eaton, Madison Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census.[715] She died on 22 Apr. 1841 in Eaton, Madison Co., NY,[716] and he remarried to 2.) Rachel L. Chubbuck, daughter of Samuel and Catherine (Lynd) Chubbuck, in ca. 1842 in Madison Co., NY.[717] She was born on 19 Feb. 1802 in Windsor Co., VT.[718] They were still living in Eaton, Madison Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census.[719] He died on 19 Oct. 1864 in Elkhart, Logan Co., IL, aged 82 years, 9 months, 3 days, but was buried in Eaton, NY,[720] and she died on 20 June 1872 in Eaton, Madison Co., NY,[721] and they were all buried in Eaton Village Cemetery in Eaton, NY.

        1413   iv   Timothy Leach (Jr.), born on 28 Aug. 1737 in Bridgewater,[722] probably the unnamed son who died on 24 Aug. 1745 in Bridgewater.[723]

        1414    v   Sarah5 Leach, born on 18 Feb. 1739/40 in Bridgewater,[724] married Jonathan Hayward, son of William and Lydia (Manley) Hayward,[725] of Easton, on 11 Nov. 1762 in Bridgewater.[726] He was born on 6 Apr. 1737 in Easton.[727] He was not a head of household in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, and he was not the Jonathan Hayward living in Easton in the 1800 federal census.[728] They had at least one daughter:

a. Bethana Hayward, born on 26 Apr. 1763 in Easton,[729] marriage not found.

        1415   vi   Jonathan5 Leach, born on 20 Nov. 1741 in Bridgewater,[730] possibly married an Abigail Leach on 30 Nov. 1763 in Bridgewater.[731] 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.

        1416  vii   Levi5 Leach, born on 7 Apr. 1744 in Bridgewater,[732] married (1434) Hannah5 Fobes, his first cousin, daughter of Abner4 and (464) Phebe (Leach) Fobes,[733] on 18 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater.[734] She was born on 25 May 1753 in Bridgewater,[735] a granddaughter of William3 and Thankful (Dwelley) Fobes,[736] and of Benjamin, Esq., and (129) Hephzibah4 (Washburn) Leach.[737] They also moved to Amherst, Hampshire Co., MA, by 1776, and then probably to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, in 1788.[738] He was probably the Levi Leach living in New Salem, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[739] Children not found. He died in 1798 in New Salem, MA.[740]

        1417 viii   Nathan5 Leach, born on 22 Dec. 1746 in Bridgewater,[741] married Deborah Leach, daughter of William and Frances (Cohoon[?]) Leach,[742] on 14 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater,[743] and they lived in North Bridgewater. She was born on 18 Mar. 1749/50 in Bridgewater.[744] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[745] He died on 1 Feb. 1826 in North Bridgewater, aged 79 years,[746] and she died on 14 Jan. 1834 in North Bridgewater, aged 83 years,[747] but no probate records were filed for either of their estates in Plymouth County. They had children,[748] order uncertain:

a. Ziba6 Leach, born ca. 1770 in Bridgewater,[749] died on 31 Aug. 1848 in Abington, MA, aged 78 years,[750] but no probate records were found for him.

b. Reliance6 Leach, born on 29 May 1772 in Bridgewater,[751] married Noah Tirrell, son of Maj. John Tirrell, of East Bridgewater, MA,[752] on 11 Mar. 1794 in Bridgewater.[753] He was baptized on 5 Oct. 1772 in Abington,[754] and he drowned in 1803, aged 31 years,[755] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County. She was not found in the 1850 federal census in Plymouth Co., MA.

c. Thaddeus Leach, born on 13 Mar. 1775 in Bridgewater,[756] marriage not found. No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

d. Eliphalet6 Leach, born say ca. 1777 in Bridgewater, married 1.) Phebe Castle in 1798,[757] and 2.) Hannah Shaw, daughter of Asa and Hannah (Stetson) Shaw, of Abington,[758] on 11 Dec. 1806 in Bridgewater.[759] She was born on 4 Aug. 1789 in Abington.[760] He was not found in Massachusetts in the 1850 federal census, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

e. Oliver6 Leach, born on 1 May 1782 in Bridgewater,[761] married 1.) Sally Brown, of Abington, daughter of Knight Brown,[762] on 30 Nov. 1803 in Abington,[763] and they settled in North Bridgewater. She was born ca. 1782,[764] and died on 15 May 1816 in North Bridgewater, aged 34 years.[765] He remarried to 2.) Mercy/Mary Stetson, daughter of Peleg Stetson, on 8 Jan. 1817 in Bridgewater.[766] She died on 3 Feb. 1846 in North Bridgewater, aged 50 years, 3 months, 13 days,[767] and he died a widower, testate, on 28 Aug. 1848 in North Bridgewater, of “asthmar,” aged 68 years, 3 months, 28 days,[768] his will dated 5 June 1844, and probated in Nov. 1848, mentioned his wife Mercy Leach, his children Elbridge, Oliver, John, Allen, Marcus, Aaron Davis, Lucius, Peleg S., Levi, Sarah Emily, Charlotte and Maria Augustus Leach, his brother Lebbeus Leach, whom he asked his wife to support, and he named Jesse Perkins, of North Bridgewater, as executor of his estate.[769] (See Appendix [L] for a full transcription of his will.)

f. Nathan6 Leach (Jr.), born ca. 1786 in Bridgewater,[770] married Mehitabel Gloyd, daughter of Thomas and Cloe (Pratt) Gloyd, of Abington,[771] in 1804,[772] and they probably lived in Abington, MA. She was born on 2 Mar. 1784 in Abington.[773] He died on 18 Apr. 1834 in Abington, aged 48 years,[774] but no probate records were filed for his estate. She was living with the household of Isaac Eames in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census.[775]

g. Lebbeus6 Leach, born ca. 1789 in Bridgewater,[776] was apparently unable to care for himself, and lived with his brother Oliver Leach, died on 31 Aug. 1848 in North Bridgewater, aged 59 years,[777] but no probate records were filed for his estate.

h. Sarah6 “Sally” Leach, born ca. 1795 in MA,[778] married Allen Smith on 13 June 1815 in Bridgewater.[779] He was born ca. 1794 in MA.[780] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a shoemaker.[781]

        1418   ix   Ann5 Leach, born on 21 Nov. 1749 in Bridgewater,[782] married James Sturtevant, of Middleborough, possibly son of Francis and Mary4 (Holmes) Sturtevant,[783] of Halifax, MA, on 19 Jan. 1769 in Bridgewater.[784] He was born on 17 Mar. 1745 in Halifax,[785] a grandson of John3 and Mercy (Ford) Holmes, of Plymouth and Kingston,[786] and of Capt. James and Susanna4 (Cooke) Sturtevant, of Plympton, MA.[787] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, but may have been the James “Sturdefant” living in New Braintree, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[788] and may have been the “Mr. Sturtevant” who died on 8 Oct. 1796 in New Braintree.[789]

        1419    x   Timothy Leach (Jr.), born on 23 Oct. 1751 in Bridgewater,[790] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(457.) Benjamin4 Leach (Jr.), probably third son of (129) Hephzibah4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 14 Sept. 1713,[791] married (438) Hannah3 Keith, daughter of John2 and (127) Hannah4 (Washburn) Keith,[792] on 10 Jan. 1739/40 in Bridgewater.[793] She was born on 7 Apr. 1721 in Bridgewater,[794] a granddaughter of Rev. James1 and Susanna2 (Edson) Keith, and of (58) Samuel3 and Deborah2 (Packard) Washburn.[795]

         In Dec. 1746 Josiah Stertevant of Hallifax, Deputy Sheriff, sued Benjamin Leach Jr of Bridgwater, husbandman, for £50 for damages for an assult and destruction of property. He claimed that Leach “an Assault did make on the body of the plantiff whilst he was Endeavouring in the Execution of his Aforesaid office to keep the Kings peace and him with his fist did Smite and Strike a little above his left Eye Near his temple and deeply Wounded him and drew much blood and put the plantiff to great pain and miserey loss of time and large Expense to obtain a Cure and allso at the same time with force as Aforesaid did Cut in peices and distroy a Good Saddle of the plantfs. of Value three pounds.” Leach was fined £10 and court costs.[796]

         On 21 Apr. 1752 Benjamin Washburn “3rd,” of Bridgewater, housewright, deeded land in South Bridgewater to Benjamin Leach Junr, of Bridgewater, and on the same day Benjamin Leach Junr, of Bridgewater, deeded land in South Bridgewater to Benjamin Washburn, 3rd, of Bridgewater, housewright, on the south side of said Washburn's land.[797] This Benjamin Washburn “3rd” was the son of Capt. Benjamin Washburn, and was the nephew of Ensign John Keith.

         Benjamin Leach (Jr.) was a cooper, and died intestate on 29 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater.[798] His widow, Hannah Leach, was granted administration of his estate on 3 May 1756, with James Keith, blacksmith, and William Hooper, bricklayer, both of Bridgewater, as sureties. His inventory was taken on 26 Apr. 1756 by Joseph Washburn, Amos Keith, and Israel Washburn. His estate was declared insolvent, and Josiah Edson and Ephraim Keith were appointed as commissioners to examine the claims of creditors on 21 July 1756.[799]

         Hannah (Keith) Leach remarried to Deacon Philip Hall, of Raynham, MA, possibly son of Jonathan Hall, as his second wife, on 27 Feb. 1760 in Raynham.[800] He had married first to Huldah Leonard on 3 Apr. 1740 in Raynham.[801] He also died, on 2 Jan. 1764 in Raynham,[802] and Hannah (Keith) (Leach) Hall remarried again to (421) Capt. Israel5 Washburn (Jr.), of Raynham, her first cousin, son of (124) Israel4 and Waitstill (Sumner) Washburn,[803] as his second wife, on 14 June 1790 in Raynham.[804] He was born on 11 Aug. 1718 in Bridgewater,[805] a grandson also of (58) Samuel3 and Deborah2 (Packard) Washburn.[806] He was living in Raynham, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[807] Capt. Israel Washburn (Jr.) died testate on 21 Jan. 1796 in Raynham, aged 78 years.[808] (See also the family of Capt. Israel Washburn (Jr.), of Raynham.)

         Benjamin Leach (Jr.) had children, order uncertain:[809]

        1420     i   (Unnamed child), died on 5 Sept. 1742 in Bridgewater.[810]

        1421    ii   Jedediah5 Leach, born say ca. 1744. On 4 Feb. 1760, after his father died, he chose Edward Howard, Jr. to be his guardian, being a minor over the age of 14.[811] He married Phebe4 Keith, daughter of Robert3 and Tabitha (Leach) Keith,[812] on 3 Oct. 1765 in Bridgewater.[813] She was a granddaughter of Samuel and Bethiah3 (Fobes) Keith.[814] He served as a Private from Bridgewater in Capt. Nathan Mitchell’s Company in 1775, in Capt. Joseph Keith’s Company in 1777, and in Lt. Samuel Dunbar’s Company in 1780.[815] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son-in-law, Joseph Leach, and cousin Benjamin Leach.[816] She died on 25 Oct. 1811 in Bridgewater,[817] and he died on 8 Mar. 1813 in Bridgewater,[818] but no probate records were filed for either of their estates in Plymouth County. They had children:[819]

a. Wealthy6 Leach, born on 18 Oct. 1767 in Bridgewater,[820] married Joseph6 Leach, son of (1405) Benjamin5 and Mary4 (Keith) Leach, on 30 Sept. 1788 in Bridgewater.[821] He was a grandson of (453) Deacon Joseph4 and Anna (Harris) Leach,[822] and they were second cousins. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her father, Jedediah Leach.[823] She died a pauper on 9 June 1833 in Titicut, aged 66 [sic] years, of “infirmity,”[824] and he died a pauper on 7 Oct. 1842 in Titicut,[825] but no probate records were filed for either of their estates.

b. Bernice6 Leach, a son, born on 8 Apr. 1771 in Bridgewater,[826] married 1.) Roxanna Hooper, daughter Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Bryant) Hooper (Jr.),[827] in 1797,[828] and 2.) (3015) Olive5 Keith, daughter of (1221) William4 and (1408) Eunice5 (Leach) Keith,[829] on 29 Nov. 1810 in Bridgewater.[830] She was born ca. 1771.[831] He died on 10 Nov. 1832,[832] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

c. (Supposedly) Eliab6 Leach,[833] born in June 1778 in Bridgewater,[834] married Eunice5 Keith, daughter of Ephraim Keith, of Bridgewater, on 14 Nov. 1802 in Middleborough.[835] She was born on ca. 13 Dec. 1779 in Bridgewater.[836] He died on 5 Aug. 1847 in Charlemont, MA, aged 69 years.[837] She was living with her youngest son, James Leach, in Charlemont in the 1850 federal census,[838] and she died a widow on 15 Dec. 1859 in Charlemont, aged 80 years, 2 days, of “lung fever.”[839]

        1421a  iv   Peleg Leach,[840] possibly died young. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1422    v   Eliphalet5 Leach, born say ca. 1747, possibly married Jedidah Stuart, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Stuart, of Edgartown, MA, on 14 Apr. 1768 in Edgartown.[841] She was born on 16 Oct. 1752 in Edgartown,[842] and was buried on 6 May 1773 in Edgartown, aged 22 years.[843] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1422a  vi   Benjamin5 Leach, born say ca. 1749, baptized on 18 Oct. 1761 in Raynham, MA, as a child of Philip Halls’ wife by her first husband, Benjamin Leach, served as a Private from Raynham in Capt. John King’s Company in 1775,[844] marriage not found.

        1423  vii   Diadama5 Leach, born say ca. 1751, baptized on 18 Oct. 1761 in Raynham, as a child of Philip Halls’ wife by her first husband, Benjamin Leach, married Sgt. Seth Hall, son of Deacon Jonathan and Lydia (Leonard) Hall (Jr.), on 23 Mar. 1769 in Raynham.[845] He was born on 4 Oct. 1740 in Raynham,[846] a grandson of Jonathan and Sarah (Ockington) Hall, of Raynham, and of Seth and Dorcas (White) Leonard.[847] They were living in Raynham, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[848] and they moved to Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH, where they were living in the 1800,[849] and 1810 federal censuses,[850] and they were probably living with their son Gaius Hall in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1820 federal census. He died on 12 Feb. 1824 in Westmoreland, NH, aged 83 years,[851] and she was probably still living with her son Gaius Hall in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1830 and 1840 federal censuses. She died on 30 Apr. or 1 May 1842 in Westmoreland, NH, aged 90 years,[852] and they were both buried in North Cemetery in Westmoreland, NH. They had children:

a. Elijah Augustus Hall, born on 19 Oct. 1769 in Raynham,[853] married Chloe Keith, of Middleborough, on 1 Jan. 1795 in Middleborough.[854] She was born ca. 1776 in MA,[855] and they were living in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1810,[856] 1820,[857] 1830,[858] and 1840 federal censuses,[859] where he was a farmer. He died by 1850, and she was living in Westmoreland, MA, with the family of their son Romeo E. Hall.[860]

b. Abigail Hall, born on 20 Sept. 1771 in Raynham.[861]

c. (Unnamed child), born on 1 Mar. 1774 in Raynham, died in a convulsion at 3 weeks old.[862]

d. Lusendy Hall, born on 21 May 1775 in Raynham,[863] died on 15 Jan. 1783 or 1785 in Raynham.[864]

e. Joshua Hall, born on 11 Oct. 1777 in Raynham.,[865] married Anna Brockway. She was born on ca. 8 May 1781.[866] They were living near his brother Gaius Hall in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1820,[867] 1830,[868] 1840,[869] and 1850 federal censuses,[870] where he was a farmer. He died on 5 Oct. 1859 in Westmoreland, NH, aged 82 years,[871] and she died a widow on 18 Jan. 1877 in Westmoreland, aged 95 years, 8 months, 10 days,[872] and they were both buried in East Westmoreland Cemetery in Westmoreland, NH.

f. Gaius Hall, born on 12 June 1780 in Raynham,[873] married Esther Mason, of Westmoreland, on 19 Dec. 1805 in Westmoreland, NH,[874] and 2.) Lucinda Black, of Westmoreland, on 23 Dec. 1810 in Westmoreland, NH.[875] They were living with his parents in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1810 federal census, and near his brothers Joshua Hall in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1820,[876] and Elisha A. Hall in the 1830,[877] and 1840 federal censuses,[878] where he was a farmer. She probably died by 1850, and he was still living in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1850 federal census, where he was listed with no occupation.[879]

g. Seth Hall (Jr.), born on 31 Jan. 1783 in Raynham,[880] married Hannah Britton, of Westmoreland, daughter of Seth and Hannah (Merrifield) Britton,[881] on 13 June 1805 in Westmoreland.[882] She was born on 1 Apr. 1786 in Westmoreland, NH,[883] and they were living in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1820 federal census,[884] but he was not a head of household in Westmoreland, NH, or Middlesex Co., MA, in the 1830 federal census. He died on 11 Apr. 1839, supposedly in Ashby, Middlesex Co., MA,[885] and she died a widow on 11 Oct. 1856 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, aged 59 years, of typhoid fever,[886] and they were both buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, MA.

h. Capt. Camillus Hall, born on 18 July 1785 in Raynham,[887] married Betsey Britton, of Westmoreland, on 13 May 1810 in Westmoreland,[888] and living near his brother Seth Hall Jr. in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1820 federal census,[889] and near his brother Gaius Hall in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1830 federal census,[890] and in the 1840,[891] and 1850 federal censuses,[892] where he was a farmer. He died on 6 Sept. 1854 in Westmoreland, NH,[893] and she died on 11 Oct. 1854 in Westmoreland, NH,[894] they were both buried in Chaffee Cemetery in Westmoreland, NH.

i. Lucinda Hall, born supposedly on 16 Oct. 1792 in Raynham, married Henry Mason, of Westmoreland, son of Moses and Olive (Thayer) Mason,[895] on 3 Nov. 1811 in Westmoreland, NH.[896] He was born on 14 Feb. 1787 in Sherborn, Middlesex Co., MA.[897] They were living in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[898] She supposedly died on 23 Mar. 1830 in Westmoreland, NH, and he was still living in Westmoreland, NH, in the 1830 federal census.[899] He remarried to Brunette Harris, daughter of Paul and Patty Harris,[900] of Westmoreland, on 25 Jan. 1831 in Westmoreland, NH.[901] They were living in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1840,[902] and 1850 federal censuses,[903] where he was a farmer. He died on 25 Jan. 1870 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, aged 83 years,[904] and she died on 1 Aug. 1886 in Keene, NH, aged 82 years,[905] and they were both buried in West Cemetery in Keene, NH.

 

 

(463.) Hannah4 Leach, fifth daughter of (129) Hephzibah4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 4 Mar. 1725,[906] married Solomon4 Leach, her first cousin, son of John3 and Alice Leach, of Bridgewater, as his third wife,[907] in 1743 in Bridgewater.[908] He was born on 19 Feb. 1712/13 in Bridgewater,[909] and had married first to (410a) Tabitha5 Washburn, daughter of (122) Samuel4 and Abigail3 (Leonard) Washburn (Jr.),[910] on 14 Apr. 1736 in Bridgewater,[911] and secondly to Jerusha3 Bryant, daughter of Benjamin2 and Hannah4 (Eaton) Bryant, of Plympton,[912] on 19 Apr. 1739 in Bridgewater.[913]

         No death or probate records were found for Solomon Leach in Plymouth County, and he was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         Hannah Leach and Solomon Leach had children:[914]

        1425     i   Hannah Leach, born on 8 May 1744 in Bridgewater,[915] died young.

        1426    ii   Jerusha5 Leach, born on 23 Feb. 1746/7 in Bridgewater,[916] married Isaac5 Leach, of Westmore­land,[917] NH, son of Josiah4 and Joanna (Wilbur) Leach, of Westmoreland, NH,[918] on 10 Oct. 1763 in Bridgewater.[919] He was born ca. 1737 in Bridgewater,[920] a grandson of Samuel3 and Mary (Byram) Leach, of Bridgewater,[921] and he died in 1800 in Westmoreland.[922] They supposedly had children,[923] order uncertain:

a. Jerusha Leach, born on 8 Oct. 1764.

b. Lavina6 Leach, born on 23 Sept. 1766 in Westmoreland, NH, married Edward Howe on 13 Sept. 1786 in Westmoreland, NH, and they moved to New York.[924]

c. Anna6 Leach, married Wilbur Sweet.[925]

d. John Leach, born ca. 1770 in Westmoreland, NH.

e. Willard6 Leach, born ca. 1772 in Westmoreland, NH, married Irana Brown on 5 Dec. 1802.[926]

f. Cotton6 Mather Leach, born on 4 Sept. 1780 in Westmoreland, NH, married Fannie Hayes in 1802 in Erie Co., NY. He moved first to Erie Co., NY, then to Twinsburg, OH, and finally to Fort Madison, IA, where he died on 15 Jan. 1852.[927]

g. Solomon Leach

h. Levi6 Leach, born in 1785 in Westmoreland, NH, married Rachel Meade in ca. 1810. She was born on 1 Sept. 1791 in Hartford, CT, and they moved to Portage, OH, then to Lee Co., IA. He died on 13 Feb. 1855 in Fort Madison, IA, and she died on 12 Jan. 1876 in Wayne Co., IA.[928]

i. Polly6 Leach, married Samuel Alger.[929] He was born in 1777 in NY, she died before 1850, and he died after 1850 in Northfield, Summit Co., OH.[930]

j. Isaac6 Hayes Leach, born on 29 July 1788 in Westmoreland, NH, married Chloe Rideout in 1813. He supposedly died on 5 Sept. 1876 in Beloit, KS.[931]

k. Joanna6 Leach, born ca. 1792, married Gideon Elliott.[932]

        1427   iii   Solomon Leach (Jr.), born on 5 Mar. 1750/1 in Bridgewater,[933] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1428   iv   Israel Leach, born on 19 Oct. 1752 in Bridgewater,[934] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1429    v   Hannah Leach, born on 6 June 1755 in Bridgewater,[935] marriage not found.

        1430   vi   Susanna5 Leach, born on 18 Aug. 1758 in Bridgewater,[936] possibly married Deacon Isaac Wilbar/Wilbur, son of George and Lydia (Shelly) Wilbar/Wilbur, of Raynham, MA,[937] in 1781.[938] He was born on 14 May 1759 in Raynham.[939] She died on 17 Mar. 1790 in Bridgewater, aged 35 [sic] years,[940] and he was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[941] He remarried to (2407) Joanna6 Leach, daughter of (924) Dea­con Daniel5 and Bethiah4 (Keith) Leach,[942] on 16 June 1791 in Middleborough.[943] He died testate on 19 Feb. 1834 in Titicut, Bridgewater, MA, aged 74 years,[944] his will dated 5 Sept. 1827, and probated on 1 Apr. 1834, mentioned his wife Joanna, son Aberdeen, daughters Lurana Fobes, Ruth Keith, and Lydia Wilbar, and son Isaac Wilbar Jr., who he named as executor of his estate.[945] (See Appendix [M] for a full transcription of his will.) Joanna (Leach) Wilbur died on 17 Oct. 1841 in Titicut, Bridgewater, aged 80 years.[946] Susanna (Leach) Wilbur had 4 children,[947] and Deacon Isaac Wilbar had 4 more children by Joanna Leach:

a. Lurana/Lurany Wilbar, born on 26 Dec. 1781 in Bridgewater,[948] married Capt. Zephaniah6 Fobes, son of Robert5 and Abiah (Knapp) Fobes,[949] on 15 Mar. 1810, possibly in Middleborough.[950] He was born on 4 Dec. 1780 in Bridgewater,[951] a grandson of Joshua4 and Esther (Porter) Fobes (Jr.).[952] He died intestate on 7 Apr. 1846 in Titicut, MA, aged 65 years,[953] and Philo Leach, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate, as requested by Lurana Fobes, the widow of the deceased, on 5 May 1846.[954] She died on 25 Apr. 1857 in Bridgewater, aged 76 years, of paralysis.[955]

b. Ruth Wilbar, born on 12 May 1783 in Bridgewater,[956] married David5 Keith “3rd”, son of Samuel4 and Zilpha (Conant) Keith (3rd),[957] on 18 Nov. 1806, possibly in Middleborough.[958] He was a twin, born on 16 Mar. 1782 in Bridgewater,[959] a grandson of Samuel3 and Hannah (Ames) Keith (Jr.)[960]

c. Aberdeen Wilbar, born on 23 June 1785 in Bridgewater,[961] married (3329) Abigail Hooper, daughter of Luther and (1299) Phebe6 (Washburn) Hooper,[962] on 30 Nov. 1809, possibly in Middleborough.[963] She was born on 6 Feb. 1791 in Bridgewater,[964] a granddaughter possibly of (431) Jonathan5 and Judith (Wood) Washburn.[965] Aberdeen Wilbur died intestate on 21 Jan. 1839 in Titicut, Bridgewater, MA, aged 53 years,[966] and Seth Washburn, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 2 Apr. 1839, the widow having declined.[967]

d. Lydia Wilbar, born on 3 Jan. 1787 in Bridgewater,[968] married George Wilbar (Jr.), son of George and Betsey (Packard) Wilbar,[969] on 4 June 1820 in Bridgewater.[970] He was born on 22 Oct. 1785 in Easton, MA.[971] He died testate on 14 Oct. 1868 in Bridgewater, aged 82 years, 11 months, 23 days, of “dropsy,”[972] his will dated 27 July 1867, and probated on 9 Nov. 1868, mentioned his wife Lydia Wilbar, and sons Oliver C. Wilbar and George S. Wilbar, and he named his two sons as executors of his estate, but they refused, and asked that Joseph Wilbar, of Taunton, be granted administration with will annexed of the estate.[973] (See Appendix [N] for a full transcription of his will.) She died a widow on 3 Jan. 1874 in Bridgewater, aged 87 years, 0 months, 1 day.[974]

(See the family of (924) Deacon Daniel Leach for his children by Joanna Leach.)

        1431  vii   Joseph Leach, born on 8 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater,[975] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(464.) Phebe4 Leach, supposedly sixth daughter of (129) Hephzibah4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1726, married Abner4 Fobes, son of William3 and Thankful (Dwelley) Fobes,[976] in ca. 1748.[977] He was born on 11 Nov. 1727 in Bridgewater,[978] a grandson of Deacon Edward2 and Elizabeth2 (Howard) Fobes.[979]

         Abner and Phebe Fobes presumably moved from Bridgewater to Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA, by 1760,[980] but Abner Fobes died on 20 Jan. 1767 in Bridgewater, aged 39 years.[981] No probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County. Phebe (Leach) Fobes was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no death record was found for her in Uxbridge or Bridgewater.

         Phebe Leach and Abner Fobes had children:[982]

        1432     i   Molly Fobes, born on 20 June 1749 in Bridgewater,[983] died on 14 Mar. 1756 in Bridgewater.[984]

        1433    ii   Absalom5 Fobes/Forbes, born on 22 May 1751 in Bridgewater,[985] married Martha Hall, daughter of Willis and Martha (Gibbs) Hall, of Sutton, MA,[986] on 25 July 1771 in Sutton,[987] and settled in Upton, Worcester Co., MA. She was born on 12 Sept. 1751 in Sutton.[988] He enlisted for service in the Revolutionary War from Upton, MA, as a Private in Capt. Robert Taft’s Company in 1775, and then in Capt. David Batchelor’s Company, and served in various companies from Upton until 1778.[989] He supposedly died in the Revolutionary War, his widow Martha Fobes and Willis Hall were granted administration of his estate on 1 Oct. 1778 in Worcester Co., MA.[990] She may have been the Martha Fobes who married Joel White on 21 Nov. 1780 in Northbridge, Worcester Co., MA.[991] Absalom and Martha Fobes had children:

a. Gen. Abner6 Forbes, born on 29 Feb. 1772 in Uxbridge, MA,[992] supposedly married Sarah Spooner, daughter of Alden and Sarah (Burton) Spooner, and settled in Windsor, VT, where he died in 1828.[993] He was living in Windsor Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census,[994] and in Windsor, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1810 federal census,[995] but he was not a head of household in Windsor Co., VT, in the 1820 federal censuses. Sarah Forbes was listed as a head of household in Windsor, VT, in the 1830 federal census.[996]

b. Libbeas6 Forbes, born on 28 Jan. 1774 in Upton, MA,[997] married Hannah Warren in 1795.[998] They were living in Windsor, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1810 federal census,[999] but he was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1820 federal census.

c. Dr. Jotham6 Forbes, born on 12 June 1776 in Upton, MA,[1000] married Nancy Olmstead on 8 Jan. 1805 in Rocky Hill, CT,[1001] and they moved to Windsor Co., VT.[1002] He died in 1828 in Sandusky, OH.[1003] They were living in Chester, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1810 federal census,[1004] and Nancy Forbes was listed as a head of household in Windsor, VT, in the 1820 federal census,[1005] but Jotham Forbes was not a head of household in Vermont or Ohio in the 1820 census, and Nancy Forbes was not a head of household in Ohio in the 1830 federal census.

d. Absalom6 Forbes (Jr.), born on 1 Nov. 1778 in Upton,[1006] married Prudence Barden, of Sutton, MA, on 6 Aug. 1801 in Northbridge, MA.[1007] He may have been the Absalom Forbes living in New Grantham, Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1810 federal census.[1008]

        1434   iii   Hannah5 Fobes, born on 25 May 1753 in Bridgewater,[1009] married (1416) Levi5 Leach, her first cousin, son of Timothy4 and (456) Sarah (Leach) Leach, on 18 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater.[1010] He was born on 7 Apr. 1744 in Bridgewater,[1011] a grand­son also of Benjamin3 and (129) Hephzibah4 (Washburn) Leach.[1012] Children not found. They moved to Amherst, Hampshire Co., MA, by 1776, and then probably to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, in 1788.[1013] He was probably the Levi Leach living in New Salem, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[1014] He died in 1798 in New Salem, MA.[1015]

        1435   iv   Edward5 Fobes/Forbes, born on 25 Oct. 1755 in Bridgewater,[1016] also served in the Revolutionary War from Upton, MA, as a Private in Capt. Robert Taft’s Company in 1775, then in Capt. Ezra Wood’s Company, and served in various companies until 1779, when he was described as a musician in Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker’s Company.[1017] He moved to Buckland, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in 1787, and married Eunice Amsden,[1018] of Conway, MA, supposedly daughter of Isaac B. and Hannah (Catlin) Amsden,[1019] in 1789.[1020] She was born ca. 1754.[1021] They were living in Buckland, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in the 1790,[1022] 1800,[1023] and 1810 federal censuses,[1024] and in Buckland, Franklin Co., MA, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[1025] He died on 2 May 1835 in Buckland, Franklin Co., MA, aged 79 years,[1026] and she was probably living with her son William Forbes in Buckland, MA, in the 1840 federal census. She died on 1 Jan. 1843 in Buckland, aged 88 years.[1027] They had children:

a. Abner6 Forbes, born on 21 Apr. 1792,[1028] married Sarah Hunt, daughter of William and Mary (Plympton) Hunt,[1029] supposedly on 27 Mar. 1823 in Buckland, MA.[1030] She was born on 22 Apr. 1794 in Sudbury, MA.[1031] He was not a head of household in Franklin Co., MA, in the 1830 or 1840 federal censuses, but they were apparently living in Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a printer.[1032] She died on 10 Oct. 1854 in Buckland, MA, aged 60 years, 5 months, 18 days,[1033] and he died a widower on 26 Oct. 1877 in Conway, Franklin Co., MA, aged 85 years, 6 months, 5 days.[1034] 

b. William6 Forbes, born on 25 Aug. 1802, [1035] married Eunice Sherman, daughter of Caleb and Eunice (Bacon) Sherman,[1036] of Conway, MA, in 1825.[1037] She was born supposedly on 17 Apr. 1808 in Conway.[1038] He was not a head of household in Franklin Co., MA, in the 1830 federal census, but they were living in Buckland, Franklin Co., MA, in the 1840 federal census.[1039] He died on 13 Oct. 1840 in Buckland, MA,[1040] and she supposedly died on 6 Feb. 1899.[1041]

c. Sarah6 Forbes, born after 1802,[1042] possibly married Rev. Robert Travis, of New York, in 1825 in Troy, NY.[1043]

d. (Probably others)

        1436    v   Jotham5 Fobes/Forbes, born on 6 July 1758 in Bridgewater,[1044] served in the Revolutionary War from Upton, MA, as a fifer in Capt. John Blanchard’s Company, until 1781.[1045] He was probably the Jotham Fobes of Buckland, MA, who married Lydia Bachelder, of Ashfield, MA, on 5 Jan. 1792 in Ashfield,[1046] but she was probably his second wife.[1047] He was living in Buckland, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in the 1790,[1048] 1800,[1049] and 1810 federal censuses,[1050] but he was not a head of household in Buckland in the 1820 federal census. He evidently had children, but their names have not been found. No death record was found for him in Massachusetts.

        1437   vi   Thankfull Fobes, born on 30 Apr. 1760 in Uxbridge, MA,[1051] possibly the Thankful Forbes of Westborough, MA, who married Elias Harding, son of Theodore and Lois Harding, of Medway, MA, on 1 June 1780 in Westborough.[1052] He was born on 13 Jan. 1757/8 in Medway.[1053]

        1438  vii   Molly5 Fobes, born on 17 Apr. 1761 in Bridgewater,[1054] probably the Molly Fobes who married Thomas Hayden on 7 Sept. 1778 in Upton, Worcester Co., MA,[1055] and lived in Upton until 1794, then moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA. He was probably the Thomas Hayden Jr. living in Upton, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[1056] and they were living in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800,[1057] 1810,[1058] and 1820 federal censuses.[1059] He died on 21 Sept. 1827 in Pelham, MA,[1060] and she was probably living with the family of their son Thomas Hayden (Jr.) in Pelham in the 1830 federal census. They had children:

a. Molly Hayden, born on 16 Sept. 1780 in Upton, MA,[1061] probably the Polly Hayden who married Seth Draper, of Belchertown, MA, in 1800 in Pelham, MA.[1062] He was not a head of household in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses.

b. Thomas Hayden (Jr.), born on 19 Aug. 1782 in Upton,[1063] apparently died young.

c. Fanny Hayden, born on 27 Oct. 1784 in Upton,[1064] married Jonathan Wood, of Pelham, probably as his second wife, on 3 Mar. 1842 in Pelham, MA.[1065] 

d. Josiah Hayden, born on 24 Oct. 1786 in Upton,[1066] died on 6 Aug. 1799 in Pelham.[1067]

e. Absolom Hayden, born on 15 Oct. 1788 in Upton,[1068] supposedly married Lavina Driggs.[1069] He was not found as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses.

f. Capt. Thomas Hayden (Jr.), born on 20 Mar. 1794 in Upton,[1070] married Chloe Wallis on 27 Nov. 1823 in Pelham.[1071] They were living in Pelham, MA, in the 1830 federal census, near his brother-in-law Cyrus Kingman.[1072] She died on 4 Nov. 1833 in Pelham,[1073] and he died on 30 Aug. 1836 in Pelham.[1074]

g. Phebe Hayden, born on 31 Mar. 1795 in Pelham, MA,[1075] married Cyrus Kingman on 27 Mar. 1817 in Pelham.[1076] He was not a head of household in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1820 federal census, but they were living in Pelham, MA, in the 1830 federal census, near her brother Thomas Hayden.[1077]

h. Sarah Hayden, born on 6 Oct. 1797 in Pelham,[1078] married Charles Billings, of Cazenovia, Madison Co., NY, on 5 Feb. 1817 in Pelham.[1079] They were living in Cazenovia, NY, in the 1820 federal census,[1080] but he was not a head of household in Madison Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census.

i. Sybil Hayden, born on 8 Oct. 1806 in Pelham.[1081]

        1439 viii   Charlotte5 Fobes, born on 1 May 1763 in Uxbridge,[1082] married James Lackey, son of Matthew and Rebeckah (Work) Lackey, of Upton, MA,[1083] on 6 Apr. 1780 in Upton.[1084] He was born on 21 July 1757 in Upton,[1085] and they lived in Upton, then moved to Buckland, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, before 1800. He was probably the James “Lasky” living in Upton, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[1086] and they were living in Buckland, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in the 1800,[1087] and 1810 federal censuses,[1088] and possibly in Palmyra, Ontario (now Wayne) Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census.[1089] They had children:

a. Chloe Lackey, born on 30 June 1781 in Upton, MA,[1090] married Enoch Lilley, of Hawley, MA, on 25 Oct. 1808 in Buckland.[1091] They were living in Hawley, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census,[1092] and in Palmyra, Ontario (now Wayne) Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census.[1093] He was not found as a head of household in New York in the 1830 federal census, but he may have been the Enoch Lilly living in Walworth, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1840 federal census.[1094]

b. Charoline Lackey, a daughter, born on 16 Oct. 1783 in Upton.[1095] She was probably still unmarried and living near Enoch Lilley in Palmyra, Ontario (now Wayne) Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census.[1096]

c. Abner Fobes Lackey, born on 19 Mar. 1787 in Upton,[1097] married 1.) Lucy Pomeroy, daughter of Enos and Lucy Pomeroy, of Buckland, on 17 June 1812 in Buckland, and moved to Palmyra, Ontario (now Wayne) Co., NY.[1098] She was baptized on 19 Jan. 1794 in Buckland.[1099] She died by 1850, and he probably remarried to 2.) Ann (___), who was born ca. 1806 in NY.[1100] They were living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census, next door to the family of Thomas Lackey,[1101] and they were still living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1840,[1102] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[1103]

d. James Lackey (Jr.), born on 10 Nov. 1789 in Upton.[1104]

e. (Probably) Thomas Lackey, born say ca. 1793 in MA, was married and living next door to Abner F. Lackey in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1830 federal census,[1105] and in the 1840 federal census, where he was a farmer,[1106] but he was not found in Wayne Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census.

f. (Possibly others)

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 206.

    [2] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 549, for Nathaniel Packard’s wife. Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 253, says Nathaniel probably married a daughter of John Kingman; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 244, gives her name as Lydia Smith?/Kingman?, apparently unsure which is correct.

    [3] 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. 26, married by Jacob Tomson, Justice of the Peace, in Middleborough, both “of Bridgwater.”

    [4] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

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

    [6] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15171, Vol. 23, p. 64.

    [7] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 24, p. 37-38.

    [8] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255, says they had Anne 1723, Mary 1725, Betty 1727, Samuel, Hepzibah, Caleb and Joshua 1735, Chloe, and Desire.

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

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

    [11] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 273.

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

    [13] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 151, 253.

    [14] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 463, taken from a private record of deaths kept by Oliver Alden.

    [15] Plymouth Co. Probate Dock­et #7111; Vol. 16, p. 370.

    [16] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [17] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159, Vol. 18, pp. 194, 195, 196.

    [18] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159, Vol. 18, pp. 197, 198.

    [19] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 353, 354.

    [20] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121.

    [21] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 358.

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

    [23] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 154, says they had Elijah, Calvin, Daniel, Hosea, Caleb, Silvester, Ann, Olive, Susanna, and Ruth.

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

    [25] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121, marriage intentions recorded 9 Oct. 1762 in Bridgewater.

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

    [27] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 324; MF5G: Cooke, p. 243.

    [28] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 329.

    [29] 1800 Federal Census, Poland, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 213, the Eliab Washburn household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [30] 1810 Federal Census, Minot, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 366, from the index.

    [31] Per Vital Records of New Braintree, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1904, [hereinafter New Braintree VRs], p. 21; his birth not recorded in the Bridgewater vital records, however this may have been calculated using the Gregorian rather than the Julian calendar.

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

    [33] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 122.

    [34] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 332; New Braintree VRs, p. 21, which has her birth as 22 June 1744 in Bridgewater, which was evidently calculated using the Gregorian calendar rather than the Julian calendar that was actually in use when she was born.

    [35] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 324; MF5G: Cooke, p. 243.

    [36] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 229, New Braintree Town, Worcester County, the Elijah Edson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [37] New Braintree VRs, p. 138.

    [38] New Braintree VRs, p. 138.

    [39] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [40] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 139.

    [41] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 122.

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

    [43] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 466, taken from a private record of burials in the South Precinct Burying Place kept by Lt. John Washburn.

    [44] No children were recorded to Calvin and Lydia Edson in Vital Records of Oakham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1905, [hereinafter Oakham VRs].

    [45] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 139.

    [46] Per Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 124.

    [47] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 139.

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

    [49] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 122, marriage intentions recorded 15 Aug. 1797 in Bridgewater.

    [50] Oakham VRs, p. 24, they had children born in Oakham from 1798-1810.

    [51] He was possibly the male aged 80-89 years in the household of his son Freedom Edson in the 1830 federal census in Stowe, VT, and he was at least 14 years of age in 1764 when he was old enough to chose his own guardian.

    [52] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [53] Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1909, [hereinafter Brookfield VRs], p. 309.

    [54] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, [actually taken in 1791], Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 63, Reading Town, Windsor Co., the Daniel Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [55] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972, p. 175, Springfield, Windsor Co., the Daniel Edson household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [56] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870, from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0027539.

    [57] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from an FHL member family group sheet, which shows Phebe’s birth in about 1786 in Northfield, VT.

    [58] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL member family group sheet, which shows children Betsey Edson, born ca. 1811, Sally Edson, born ca. 1813, Marietta Edson, born ca. 1815, Caroline E. Edson, born ca. 1817, Martin Edson, born ca. 1819, Eli Edson, born ca. 1821, Sophia Edson, born ca. 1823, and Cynthia Edson, born ca. 1825, all in Vermont.

    [59] 1820 Federal Census, Northfield, Washington Co., VT, p. 43, the Freedom Edson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 16-18 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture, and 1 person engaged in manufacturing.

    [60] 1830 Federal Census, Stowe, Washington Co., VT, p. 385, the Freedom Edson household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 male aged 80-89 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 2 females aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

    [61] 1850 Federal Census, Stowe, Lamoille Co., VT, p. 147, dwelling #202, family #209:

            Caleb Goodenough, 45, male, farmer, $1800, born VT

            Betsy Goodenough, 38, female, born VT

            Martin W. Goodenough, 15, male, farmer, born VT, attending school

            Opher R. Goodenough, 9, male, born VT, attending school

            Phebe Edson, 65, female, born VT

            Caroline M. Edson, 25, female, born VT

    [62] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, Early to 1870, from FHL microfilm #0027539.

    [63] Probably at least one more son born before 1791, and another daughter born before 1800, as per the 1791 and 1800 federal censuses.

    [64] She was apparently still under the age of 45 in the 1810 federal census, and still having children born after 1800.

    [65] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [66] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 284, who does not list a son Salmon to Seth and Susanna (Packard) Rickard, but Seth Rickard and Susanna Packard were married in 1757 in Bridgewater, and Salmon Rickard was living next door to Seth Rickard in the 1790 Federal Census. Seth was a son of Elkanah and Bethiah Rickard, and Salmon and Olive Rickard named their first son Seth Rickard.

    [67] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155, says they were married in 1786.

    [68] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater town, Plymouth Co., the Salmon Rickard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [69] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 63, the Salmon Rickard household had 3 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [70] 1810 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 78, the Salmon Rickard household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 2 males aged 45 or over, 3 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [71] 1820 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 229, the Salmon Richards household had 1 male aged 16-18 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 2 males aged 45 or over, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [72] 1830 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 113, the Salmon Rickard household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

    [73] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 285, says they had Seth 1788, How 1790, Thomas 1794, Calvin 1796, and Salmon 1799, and went to Mid’o [Middleborough].

    [74] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 274, under “Reckards.”

    [75] 1850 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 11, dwelling #140, family #159:

            Seth Records, 61, male, carpenter, born MA

            Tabatha Records, 49, female, born ME

            William Records, 14, male, born ME, attending school

            Seth Records, 12, male, born ME, attending school

            Edwin Records, 9, male, born ME, attending school

            Sarah Records, 5, female, born ME, attending school

            Olive Records, 18, female, born ME, attending school

    [76] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 274, under “Reckards.”

    [77] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 274, under “Reckards.”

    [78] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 274, under “Reckards.”

    [79] 1820 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 229, the Calvin E. Richards household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [80] 1830 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 113, the Calvin Rickard household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 2 females aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [81] 1850 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 7, dwelling #101, family #117:

            Calvin E. Records, 53, male, farmer, $400, born MA

            Eunice Records, 50, female, born ME

            Jane Records, 22, female, born ME

            Loring Records, 15, male, born ME, attending school

            Calvin Records, 12, male, born ME, attending school

            Lewis Records, 4, male, born ME, idiotic

            Child, 1/12, male, born ME

    [82] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 274, under “Reckards.”

    [83] Her maiden name and parents from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 18 Sept. 2002 by Lissa DuVall.

    [84] 1830 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 113, the Salmon Rickard Jr. household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

    [85] 1840 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 54, [very hard to read], the Salmon Recked[?] Jr. household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years.

    [86] 1850 Federal Census, Turner, Oxford Co., ME, p. 16-17, dwelling #230, family #253:

            Salmon Records Jr., 51, male, farmer, $3000, born MA

            Gennett Records, 47, female, born ME

            Leonard Records, 17, male, farmer, born ME, attending school

            Julia Records, 13, female, born ME, attending school

            Philo Records, 10, male, born ME, attending school

            Edson Records, 7, male, born ME, attending school

            James Records, 4, male, born ME

            George Records, 4, male, born MA

            Salmon Records, 85, male, farmer, born MA

            Salome Records, 83, female, born MA

            Dwelling #230, family #254:

            Morris Records, 23, male, shoemaker, $300, born ME, married within the year

            Salome Records, 20, female, born ME, married within the year

    [87] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 18 Sept. 2002 by Lissa DuVall.

    [88] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 547. This could have been the death of sons How or Thomas Rickard whose births were recorded from 1790 to 1794 in Bridgewater, but who do not emerge later as heads of household in Oxford Co., ME.

    [89] Per the 1810 federal census, where there were 3 females and 1 male under the age of 10 in the household of Salmon Rickard, and the 1820 federal census, where Salmon had one male in the 16-18 year age group in his household.

    [90] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [91] Brookfield VRs, p. 309; Vital Records of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1909, [hereinafter Ashburnham VRs], p. 114, marriage intentions recorded 15 Aug. 1778 in Ashburnham, MA.

    [92] Brookfield VRs, p. 433, the marriage of William Watson and Susanna Barnes, of Leicester, on 5 July 1750 in Leicester.

    [93] Brookfield VRs, p. 229.

    [94] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 17 Volumes, Vol. V, p. 227.

    [95] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [96] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [97] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [98] Brookfield VRs, p. 309, marriage intentions recorded 10 July 1780 in Brookfield.

    [99] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7138, Vol. 20, p. 122.

    [100] She was apparently aged at least 45 years in the 1800 federal census.

    [101] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7159.

    [102] Brookfield VRs, p. 433, the marriage of William Watson and Susanna Barnes, of Leicester, on 5 July 1750 in Leicester.

    [103] Brookfield VRs, p. 309.

    [104] Brookfield VRs, p. 230, under “Wattson.”

    [105] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 17 Volumes, Vol. XVI, p. 708.

    [106] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 216, Brookfield town, Worcester Co., the David Watson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, 3 free white males under 16, and 1 free white female.

    [107] 1800 Federal Census, Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, p. 263, the David Watson household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [108] Brookfield VRs, p. 229.

    [109] Brookfield VRs, p. 544.

    [110] Brookfield VRs, p. 544.

    [111] Brookfield VRs, p. 544.

    [112] Brookfield VRs, p. 228.

    [113] Brookfield VRs, p. 229.

    [114] Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1907, [hereinafter Sutton VRs], p. 381, marriage intentions recorded 31 May 1823 in Sutton, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Brookfield. However they named a their first daughter Ruth Edson Putnam, in 1823, so the identification of Ruth Watson wife of Capt. Peter Putnam as the daughter of David and Ruth (Edson) Watson is probably correct.

    [115] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 29 June 2004 by Craig E. Bryant; Sutton VRs, p. 453.

    [116] Sutton VRs, p. 335, the marriage of Peter Putnam and Sarah Marble on 1 Oct. 1782 in Sutton.

    [117] Sutton VRs, p. 138.

    [118] Sutton VRs, p. 335.

    [119] It appears they likely had 5 sons and 2 daughters by the 1800 federal census.

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

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

    [122] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 279.

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

    [124] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 151, 253.

    [125] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 465.

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

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

    [128] Per Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 154, she had Abiel, Adam, Rodolphus, Pollycarpus 1756, and Jael.

    [129] Calculated from his age at death.

    [130] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 104, the marriage of John Morton and Eliizabeth Bennet both of Middleborough on 21 Jan. 1747 in Middleborough.

    [131] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 87, 144; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121, marriage intentions recorded 29 Oct. 1774 in Bridgewater.

    [132] Per Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 156.

    [133] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 166.

    [134] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 36, the birth of John Morton, son of Ebenezer and Mercy Morton, on 18 Oct. 1724 in Middleborough; Plymouth VRs, p. 92, the marriage of Ebenazar Morton and Marcy Foster on 2 Feb. 1720 in Plymouth.

    [135] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 173, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Abial Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 4 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [136] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 63, which gives the date as 17 Apr. 1823; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 22, which gives the date as 7 Apr. 1823.

    [137] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 191.

    [138] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 191.

    [139] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 225.

    [140] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 225.

    [141] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 176, 184, marriage of Daniel Thrasher Junr and Polly Edson, both of Middleborough. Daniel Thrasher Jr. and Polly his wife had children Daniel Thrasher, Edwin Thrasher, Lewis Bradford Thrasher, William Henry Thrasher, and Harrison Thrasher. (Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 397.)