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Families of the Children of Ephraim4 Washburn and Lydia Polden

 

 

         The families of most of the children of Ephraim Washburn and Lydia Polden are easier to trace than some of the other branches, with the exception of those of Stephen, Isaac and John Washburn, of which I am still very uncertain. Son Isaac’s family may be confused with that of a different Isaac Washburn, and son John Washburn’s first wife and children have now been discovered. Research is ongoing on this branch, as time permits.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Ephraim4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Latham

 

 

Hannah2 Latham

 

 

 

 

Susanna2 Winslow

William5 Washburn

 

 

 

Lydia5 Washburn

 

 

 

Elizabeth5 Washburn

 

 

 

Stephen5 Washburn

 

 

 

Isaac5 Washburn

 

 

 

Phebe5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jemima5 Washburn

 

 

 

Japheth5 Washburn

 

 

 

John5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

John Polden/Polland

 

 

Lydia Polden

 

 

 

 

 

Ephraim2 Tilson

 

 

Lydia3 Tilson

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Hoskins

 

 

(499.) William5 Washburn, eldest son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 25 Oct. 1726,[1] married Sarah Bates, probably daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Savery) Bates,[2] of Wareham, MA, on 8 Nov. 1759 in Wareham.[3] She was born on 16 Dec. 1737 in Plymouth,[4] a granddaughter of Samuel and Margaret (Churchill) Bates, and of Thomas and Esther (Saunders) Savery.[5]

         William Washburn was a cooper, and they settled in Carver, MA. They were still living in Carver in the 1790 federal census.[6] He was administrator of his father’s estate in 1755. In 1794, after his son Rowland Washburn had died, William Washburn asked the court that Rowland’s widow, Abigail, administer his estate, which was eventually granted to Rev. Rowland Thacher, of Wareham. On 15 Apr. 1795 Rev. Rowland Thacher filed a complaint that William Washburn, and wife Sarah, Perez Washburn, and Jemima Washburn, spinster, all of Carver, had withheld goods belonging to the estate of Rowland Washburn.[7]

         Sarah (Bates) Washburn died on 26 Mar. 1805 in Carver, aged 67 years,[8] and William Washburn died testate on 21 Dec. 1810 in Carver, aged 84 years.[9] His will was dated 19 Nov. 1810, and probated on 18 Jan. 1811. He mentioned his son Thomas Washburn, to whom he gave his blacksmith’s tools, and the share of a pew in Wareham that his mother had inherited from her father; his son Perez Washburn; son Asaph Washburn; daughter Lydia, wife of Nathaniel Atwood; daughter Sarah; daughter Jemima; and daughter Polly, wife of Thomas Barrows; and the heir of his son Rowland Washburn, deceased. He named his son, Asaph Washburn, as executor of his will, and his homestead was divided between sons Perez and Asaph. His will was witnessed by Caleb Atwood, Tilson Barrows, and Joseph King, Jr.[10] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.)

            William Washburn and Sarah Bates had children:

        1585     i   William6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 18 Sept. 1760 in Carver, MA,[11] died on 20 Dec. 1783 in Carver,[12] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

+      1586    ii   Thomas6 Washburn, born on 5 Apr. 1762 in Carver,[13] married Ruth Briggs, daughter of Ebenezer Briggs, of Wareham, on 25 Apr. 1785 in Wareham. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1587   iii   Rowland6 Washburn, born on 2 July 1764 in Carver,[14] married Sarah Stevens, daughter of Josiah and Abigail (Nye) Stevens, of Wareham, MA, on 30 Sept. 1790 in Wareham.[15] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1588   iv   Lydia6 Washburn, born on 14 July 1766 in Carver,[16] married Nathaniel Atwood (3rd), son of Nathaniel and Susanna (Shurtleff) Atwood (Jr.), of Plympton,[17] on 5 June 1788 in Plympton.[18] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1589    v   Perez6 Washburn, born on 25 Dec. 1768 in Carver,[19] married Deborah Keen, of Sandwich, MA, in 1795.[20] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1590   vi   Jemima6 Washburn, born on 6 May 1771 in Carver,[21] married Ephraim Griffith, of Carver, as his second wife, in 1813.[22] He was born on 12 May 1767 in Rochester, MA,[23] and had married first to Clarissa “Clary” Atwood on 7 Jan. 1796 in Carver.[24] Jemima (Washburn) Griffith had no children, and she died on 12 Jan. 1827 in Carver, aged 55 years.[25] Ephraim Griffith remarried again to Jedidah (Briggs) Delano, widow of Capt. Jabez Delano, of Rochester, MA, on 29 Sept. 1828 in Rochester.[26] Ephraim Griffith died testate on 22 June 1834 in Carver, aged 67 years,[27] his will dated 13 June 1831, and probated on 1 July 1834, mentioned his son Ephraim Griffith Jr., his son Stephen Griffith, Weightstill Freeman, Clara Tillson, Hannah Davis, Abigail Shaw, Lydia Swift, and his son Andrew Griffith, and he named his son Ephraim Griffith Jr. as executor of his estate.[28] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.)

        1591  vii   Sarah6 Washburn, born, say 1773 in Carver, mentioned in her father’s will in 1810, marriage not found.

+      1592 viii   Asaph6 Washburn, born on 18 Feb. 1776 in Carver,[29] married 1.) Mary “Polly” Barrows, daughter of Peleg and Jemima (Drew) Barrows,[30] of Carver, on 5 Mar. 1801 in Carver,[31] and 2.) Abigail Clark, daughter of William and Zilpha (Bramhall) Clark, of Plymouth,[32] on 3 May 1849 in Plymouth.[33] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1593   ix   Mary6 “Polly” Washburn, born on 13 Nov. 1778 in Carver,[34] married Thomas Barrows, son of Peleg and Jemima (Drew) Barrows,[35] of Carver, on 13 Feb. 1800 in Carver.[36] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

 

 

(500.) Lydia5 Washburn, eldest daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 4 May 1728,[37] married Samuel Norris, son of Benjamin and Mary (Woodin) Norris, of Plymouth,[38] on 21 Dec. 1749 in Plympton.[39] He was born on 25 Apr. 1728 in Plymouth,[40] a grandson of Oliver and Margery Norris, of Sandwich, MA.[41]

         On 7 Dec. 1773 Samuel Norris, yeoman, and Lydia, his wife, of Wareham, MA, sold to Japhet Washburn, blacksmith, all their share of land in Plympton “that came to us by our honored father Ephraim Washburn.”[42] They lived in Wareham, MA, until about 1785, when they moved to New Sandwich, (now Wayne), Maine. On 30 Apr. 1794 Samuel Norris, of New Sandwich, gave a power of attorney to his son, Samuel Norris (Jr.), of Plymouth, to sell a tract of land in Wareham.[43] Samuel Norris died after 1795, probably in Maine.

         Lydia Washburn and Samuel Norris had children:

+      1594     i   Samuel Norris (Jr.), born ca. 1750, baptized on 26 May 1754 in Wareham, married Jedidah Swift, daughter of Phineas and Rebecca (Phillips) Swift, of Plymouth, on 28 May 1772 in Plymouth.[44] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1595    ii   Ephraim Norris, born ca. 1753, baptized on 26 May 1754 in Wareham, moved to New Sandwich, (now Wayne), Kennebec Co., ME, and married Elizabeth “Betty” Lambart on 24 Nov. 1785 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[45] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1596   iii   Mary Norris, baptized on 20 Feb. 1757 in Wareham, marriage not found.

+      1597   iv   Nathan Norris, baptized on 2 Mar. 1760 in Wareham, married Jedidah Hammond on 26 June 1785 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[46] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1598    v   Woodin Norris, born on 17 Sept. 1762, baptized on 24 Oct. 1762 in Wareham, married 1.) Mary Wing, daughter of Simeon and Mary (Allen) Wing, in ca. 1789, and 2.) Sarah (Bean), daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Buswell) Bean, and widow of Ezekiel Gilman, in Nov. 1808.[47] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1599   vi   Josiah Norris, baptized on 12 May 1765 in Wareham, married 1.) Melatiah “Milley” Smith on 9 Feb. 1794 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME,[48] and 2.) Eunice Thomas, supposedly on 25 May 1803 in China, Kennebec Co., ME.[49]  (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1600  vii   Lydia Norris, baptized on 6 Mar. 1768 in Wareham, possibly married Thomas Atkinson on 6 Jan. 1791 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[50] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1601 viii   Jemima Norris, baptized on 9 Dec. 1770 in Wareham, married Giddings Lane, of Leeds, ME, on 6 Sept. 1789 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[51]  (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

 

 

(501.) Elizabeth5 Washburn, second daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 9 Mar. 1732,[52] married Lt. Consider5 Benson, son of Samuel4 and Kezia (Barrows) Benson, of Middleborough,[53] on 3 Dec. 1751 in Plympton.[54] He was born on 16 Apr. 1730 in Middleborough,[55] a grandson of John3 and Elizabeth (Briggs) Benson (3rd), of Rochester, and of George and Patience (Simmons) Barrows.[56]

         Consider Benson was commissioned First Lieutenant in Capt. Perez Churchill’s 9th Company of Plymouth County’s 4th Regiment of Massachusetts Militia from Middleborough in the Revolutionary War, on 9 May 1776, and was discharged on 13 Sept. 1778.[57] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son, Consider Benson, Jr.,[58] but he wasn’t listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census. He died on 16 Jan. 1802 in Middleborough, aged 71 years,[59] and Elizabeth (Washburn) Benson died on 10 Oct. 1810 in Middleborough, aged 78 years,[60] but no probate records were found for either of them.

         Elizabeth Washburn and Lt. Consider Benson had children:

        1602     i   (Unnamed son), born on 7 Mar. 1754 in Middleborough.[61]

        1603    ii   William Benson, born on 4 June 1756 in Middleborough,[62] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

        1604   iii   Patience6 Benson, born on 2 Mar. 1758 in Middleborough,[63] married Jonathan Shaw, of Plympton, possibly son of Capt. Nathaniel and Hannah (Perkins) Shaw, of Plympton,[64] on 15 July 1779 in Middleborough.[65] He was born on 1 Jan. 1758 in Plympton.[66] Children not found. He may have been the Jonathan Shaw of Plympton who served as a private in Capt. Nathaniel Shaw’s Company from Plympton in April 1775,[67] and he may have been the Jonathan Shaw living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to Consider Benson, and not far from Jacob Shaw.[68] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

+      1605   iv   Molly6 Benson, born on 17 Apr. 1760 in Middleborough,[69] married Jacob Shaw, son of Deacon George and Mercy (Thomas) Shaw (Jr.), of Middleborough,[70] on 18 June 1780 in Middleborough.[71] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1606    v   Samuel6 Benson, born on 17 July 1762 in Middleborough,[72] married Rebecca Hunt, probably daughter of the Baptist Rev. Asa and Rebecca Hunt, of Middleborough, on 17 Nov. 1785 in Middleborough.[73] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1607   vi   Consider6 Benson (Jr.), born on 4 Sept. 1764 in Middleborough,[74] married Hannah Purrinton, of Middleborough, on 21 Nov. 1787 in Middleborough,[75] and they moved to New Salem, Franklin Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1608  vii   Peleg Benson, born on 18 Dec. 1766 in Middleborough,[76] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1609 viii   Elizabeth6 Benson, born on 23 Mar. 1769 in Middleborough,[77] possibly married Ezra Thomas, of Middleborough, in 1786.[78] Children not found. They were probably living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[79] He was possibly the Ezra Thomas who died intestate on 13 July 1825 in Middleborough. Seth Miller was granted administration of his estate on 2 Aug. 1825 in Middleborough, which was found insolvent. His widow received her allowance on 19 Sept. 1825, his claims paid, and real estate sold, and his estate settled on 7 Aug. 1827.[80]

        1610   ix   Abishai Benson, born on 23 Mar. 1771 in Middleborough,[81] died on 8 Aug. 1777 in Middleborough.

+      1611    x   John6 Benson, born on 20 Oct. 1773 in Middleborough,[82] married 1.) Abigail “Nabby” Leonard, of Carver, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (White) Leonard, of Middleborough,[83] on 5 Oct. 1796 in Carver,[84] and 2.) Mercy Stevens, of Wareham, on 6 Apr. 1802 in Wareham.[85] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1612   xi   Ebenezer6 Benson, born on 1 Dec. 1776 in Middleborough,[86] probably married Susanna Hunt, daughter of Rev. Asa and Rebecca Hunt, of Middleborough, on 30 Nov. 1797 in Middleborough.[87] She was born on 31 May 1778 in Middleborough.[88] Children not found. No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

 

 

(503.) Stephen5 Washburn, second son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 24 Sept. 1736,[89] married 1.) Hannah Norris, supposedly a daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bump?) Norris,[90] on 11 May 1757 in Wareham, MA.[91] They lived in Middleborough, MA, then eventually moved to Shepherdsville or New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, after 1783. She was born supposedly on 21 Aug. 1737 in Wareham,[92] and she died by 1788, probably in Maine.

         Stephen Washburn remarried to 2.) Sarah (Craigie) Harmon, widow of Benjamin Harmon, of New Gloucester, ME, on 12 July 1788 in New Gloucester, ME.[93] She was born ca. 1739.[94] Stephen Washburn was living in New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1790,[95] and 1800 federal censuses.[96] Sarah Hammond, widow of Stephen Washburn, died on 22 Aug. 1829 in ME.[97]

         Stephen Washburn had children, presumably all by Hannah Norris,[98] order uncertain:

        1613     i   (Supposedly) Hannah Washburn, born, say 1759 in MA, marriage not found.

+      1614    ii   Hosea6 Washburn, born on 9 June 1762,[99] probably in Middleborough, MA, served as a private in Capt. Perez Churchill’s Company from Middleborough in 1780,[100] and married Hannah Doten, of Middleborough, MA, on 30 Dec. 1784, probably in Middleborough,[101] and lived in Maine. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1615   iii   Edward6 Washburn, born, say 1766,[102] probably in Middleborough, married Mary “Polly” Foster on 13 Feb. 1790 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[103] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1616   iv   Benjamin6 Washburn, born, say 1768, probably in Middleborough, married Mary Hogan on 19 July 1792 in Turner, Cumberland (now Oxford) Co., ME.[104] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1617    v   Stephen6 Washburn (Jr.), born in 1774, probably in Middleborough, married 1.) Betsey Record, of Hebron, ME, on 10 Nov. 1791 in Turner, ME,[105] and 2.) Louisa/Lovicy7 Cushman, daughter of Isaac6 and Sarah (Ellis) Cushman, of Hebron, ME, on 15 Oct. 1807 in Hebron, Oxford Co., ME.[106] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1618   vi   Jesse6 Washburn, born ca. 1779,[107] probably in Middleborough, married Phebe6 Washburn, supposedly his first cousin, daughter of (508) John5 and Huldah6 (Cushman) Washburn, of Hebron, ME, on 1 Feb. 1806 in New Gloucester, ME.[108] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1619  vii   Eliphalet6 Washburn, born ca. 1783 in Middleborough,[109] married Polly Harris, daughter of Moses Harris, of New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, on 22 July 1810 in New Gloucester, ME.[110] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

 

 

(504.) Isaac5 Washburn, third son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 12 Nov. 1738,[111] married 1.) Mary5 Benson, daughter of Caleb4 and Deborah (Barrow) Benson, of Middleborough,[112] on 23 Nov. 1758 in Middleborough.[113] She was born on 20 Feb. 1737/8 in Middleborough,[114] a granddaughter of John3 and Elizabeth (Briggs) Benson (3rd), of Rochester, MA. She apparently died by 1767, and Isaac Washburn remarried to 2.) Bethiah Lathley on 31 Dec. 1767 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., CT.[115]

         Isaac Washburn probably moved to East Windsor, CT, before 1770, but was back living in Rochester, MA, by 1790, then probably moved to Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT, by 1800. He was probably in Isaac Washburn living in Rochester, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[116] and in the 1800 federal census he was living in Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT.[117] Isaac Washburn died on 31 Oct. 1808 in Williston, Chittenden Co., VT, aged 69 years,[118] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Chittenden Co., VT. She was probably the Bethia Washburn who died on 20 Aug. 1834 in Williston, VT.[119]

         Isaac Washburn had children, order uncertain, the first probably by Mary Benson, and possibly all the rest by Bethiah Lathley:

+      1620     i   Priscilla6 Washburn, born on 6 Aug. 1759,[120] married Alden Freeman, of Plainfield, Washington Co., VT, son of Ebenezer and Lois (Nye) Freeman, of Rochester, MA,[121] as his second wife, in ca. July 1795 in St. Andrew’s Gore (now Plainfield), VT.[122] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1621    ii   Isaac6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 4 Oct. 1770 in East Windsor, CT,[123] possibly married Rebecca Hathaway, of New Bedford, MA, on 29 June 1794 in New Bedford.[124] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1622   iv   Anna6 Washburn, born on 28 Jan. 1773 in East Windsor, CT,[125] possibly the Ann Washburn who married Thomas Shepard in May 1798 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT.[126] Children not found.

+      1623   iii   Miles6 Washburn, born supposedly on 11 Nov. 1773 in New Bedford, MA,[127] possibly married Elizabeth Hathaway, of New Bedford, MA, on 24 Dec. 1794 in New Bedford.[128] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1624    v   Margaret Washburn, born on 14 June 1775 in East Windsor, CT,[129] marriage not found.

        1625   vi   Mary Washburn, born on 12 Feb. 1778 in East Windsor, CT,[130] marriage not found.

        1626  vii   John Washburn, born on 9 Jan. 1781 in East Windsor, CT,[131] marriage not found.

+      1627 viii   Edward6 Washburn, born on 18 Aug. 1784 in East Windsor, CT,[132] possibly married Anna Jones, and moved to Chittenden Co., VT. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1628   ix   Phebe Washburn, born on 15 Oct. 1786 in East Windsor, CT,[133] died in 1787.

+      1629    x   Asa6 Washburn, born ca. 1789, possibly in Rochester, MA, supposedly married Mary Howland. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1630   xi   Ephraim Washburn, supposedly died at sea, presumably unmarried.

 

 

(505.) Phebe5 Washburn, third daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 27 Jan. 1740,[134] married Capt. David Vaughan, son of John and Jerusha (Wood) Vaughan, of Middleborough,[135] on 24 Mar. 1762 in Middleborough.[136] He was born on 13 May 1740 in Middleborough,[137] a grandson of Capt. Joseph and Joanna (Thomas) Vaughan, and of Abiel and Abijah (Bowen) Wood, of Middleborough.

         David Vaughan was 3rd Sergeant in Capt. Nathaniel Wood’s Company from Middleborough in 1778,[138] and later Captain of the 8th Company Train Band in Middleborough. He purchased 2 acres of land in Middleborough from Phebe’s brother, Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, recorded after his death, on 19 Mar. 1819.[139] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[140]

         Capt. David Vaughan died testate on 27 Jan. 1815 in Middleborough, aged 74 years, 8 months, 3 days, of cancer,[141] his will dated 14 Dec. 1814, and probated on 25 Mar. 1815, mentioned his wife Phebe Vaughan, son Levi Vaughan, and his other four children David Vaughan, Ephraim W. Vaughan, John Vaughan, and Olive Rider, wife of Isaac Rider, and he named John Tinkham Esqr. as execu­tor of his estate.[142] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.) Phebe (Washburn) Vaughan died a widow on 10 Nov. 1825 in Middleborough, aged 86 years, 3 months.[143]

         Phebe Washburn and Capt. David Vaughan had children:

+      1631     i   David Vaughan (Jr.), born on 11 Nov. 1763 in Middleborough,[144] married 1.) Huldah Atwood, of Plympton, probably daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna (Shurtleff) Atwood (Jr.), of Plympton,[145] in ca. 1786,[146] and 2.) Phebe Aldrich, of Bridgewater, on 15 July 1802 in Middleborough,[147] and 3.) Elizabeth (Atwood) Thomas, of Carver, widow of Eli Thomas, on 7 Sept. 1809 in Carver.[148] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1632    ii   Olive Vaughan, born on 5 Dec. 1765 in Middleborough,[149] married Isaac Rider (Jr.), son of Isaac and Bridget (Nash) Rider, of Middleborough, on 13 June 1785 in Middleborough.[150] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1633   iii   Ephraim W. Vaughan, born on 19 Dec. 1769 in Middleborough,[151] married Lucy6 Bryant, daughter of Caleb5 and Hannah (Ellis) Bryant, on 28 July 1791 in Middleborough.[152] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1634   iv   John Vaughan, born on 14 Nov. 1774 in Middleborough,[153] married Sarah7 “Sally” Cushman, daughter of Joseph6 and Elizabeth4 (Sampson) Cushman,[154] of Duxbury, on 27 Nov. 1800 in Middleborough.[155] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1635    v   Levi Vaughan, born on 1 Aug. 1780 in Middleborough,[156] “simple,” died on 9 July 1823 in Middleborough, “in ye road by Geo. Tomson’s,”[157] intestate, probably unmarried, and James Sparrow, of Middleborough, housewright, was appointed to administer his estate on 21 July 1823.[158]

 

 

(506.) Jemima5 Washburn, fourth daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, in ca. 1742,[159] married John Randall, a “resident of Middleborough,” son of Thomas and Faith (Winslow) Randall,[160] of Pembroke, MA, on 11 Oct. 1764 in Middleborough.[161] He was born on 15 Feb. 1745/6 in Pembroke,[162] and they lived in Pembroke, MA.

         Jemima (Washburn) Randall died on 2 Jan. 1771 in Pembroke, aged 28 years,[163] and John Randall remarried to Sarah Eames on 9 June 1774 in Pembroke.[164] He was probably the John Randall of Pembroke who served as a private in Capt. Thomas Turner’s Company in 1775.[165] They were living in Pembroke, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[166] John Randall died on 7 Nov. 1791 in Pembroke, aged 45 years,[167] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         John Randall had 6 children baptized in Pembroke on 11 June 1780, probably some by each wife. The first 3 were probably sons of Jemima Washburn, and the last was probably a daughter of Sarah Eames, but the mother of Rufus and Ursula Randall is uncertain, and could have been either wife:

+      1636     i   Ephraim Randall, born in Jan. 1766,[168] baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[169] married Mercy Phillips, of Marshfield, on 12 Feb. 1792 in Marshfield.[170] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1637    ii   Thomas Randall, born, say ca. 1767, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[171] probably the Thomas Randall who married Sarah Simmons?, possibly daughter of Levi and Lydia (Lewis) Simmons,[172] in ca. 1786, and settled in Duxbury, MA.[173] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1638   iii   John Randall (Jr.), born probably about 1770,[174] baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[175] married Rebecca Phillips on 25 Dec. 1794 in Duxbury, MA.[176] No death record was found for him in Pembroke, and no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They may have been the parents of the two children baptized in Pembroke in 1803 to John Randal:

a. John Randall (3rd), baptized on 2 Oct. 1803 in Pembroke.[177]

b. Rana Randall, baptized on 2 Oct. 1803 in Pembroke.[178]

        1639   iv   Rufus Randall, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[179] marriage not found.

        1640    v   Ursula Randall, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[180] marriage not found.

        1641   vi   Sarah “Sally” Randall, born ca. 1779, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[181] married William Lapham on 26 Jan. 1805 in Boston, MA.[182]

 

 

(507.) Japheth5 Washburn, fourth son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 11 Sept. 1746,[183] married Priscilla Coombs, daughter of Ithamer and Hannah (Andrews) Coombs, of Rochester, MA,[184] in 1768 in Rochester.[185] She was born on 1 Nov. 1742 in Rochester,[186] a granddaughter of Anthony and Dorcas (Wooden) Coombs, of Wells, York Co., ME.[187]

         Japheth Washburn was a blacksmith in Rochester, MA. On 8 Apr. 1773 Japheth Washburn, blacksmith, purchased land in Rochester from John Matthews, of Rochester, which he sold to Hopestill Bisbee on 11 Feb. 1780.[188] By 1783, Japheth and Priscilla Washburn had moved to Middleborough, MA. On 3 Sept. 1783 Joshua Raymond, of Middleborough, sold land in Middleborough to Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, blacksmith, which he sold to Jonathan Shaw in ca. 1787.[189] On 26 Mar. 1787 Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, blacksmith, sold one acre of meadow in Plympton to Benoni Lucas, which had been set off to him in the division of the estate of his father, Ephraim Washburn.[190] On 28 Jan. 1788 Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, blacksmith, sold land in Middleborough to Foxwell Thomas that had been set off to his brother, John Washburn, in the division of the estate of his father Ephraim Washburn, of Plympton.[191]

         During the Revolutionary War Japheth Washburn served as a private in Capt. Jabez Cottle’s Company from Plymouth County in 1778, then as a private in Capt. Jonah Washburn’s Company from Middleborough in 1780,[192] and they moved to Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, after 1788. He was not listed as a head of household in either Massachusetts or Maine in the 1790 federal census. He was living in Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1800 federal census, next door to his son, Zalmuna Washburn,[193] in Fairfax, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census,[194] and in China, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[195]

         Japheth Washburn died on 6 Sept. 1828 in China, Kennebec Co., ME,[196] and Priscilla (Coombs) Washburn died in 1830 in China, ME,[197] and they were both buried in China Village Cemetery in China, ME.

         Japheth Washburn and Priscilla Coombs had chil­dren:

        1642     i   Polly Washburn, born on 9 Mar. 1770 in Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME,[198] marriage not found.

+      1643    ii   Zalmund/Zalmuna6 Washburn, born on 11 Sept. 1772 in Wayne, ME,[199] married Deborah (___) in ca. 1795. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1644   iii   Abisha6 Washburn, born on 8 June 1775 in Wayne, ME,[200] married 1.) Jane Burrill on 21 July 1799 in China, Kennebec Co., ME,[201] and 2.) Sally Sturtevant in 1808 in Leeds, ME.[202] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1645   iv   Cloe/Chloe6 Washburn, born on 28 June 1777 in Wayne, ME,[203] married Nathaniel Dexter on 12 July 1796 in Winthrop, ME.[204] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1646    v   Japheth6 Coombs Washburn, born on 28 Jan. 1780 in Wayne, ME,[205] married 1.) Betsey Lowney, daughter of William and Abra (Merrill) Lowney, on 18 Apr. 1802 in China, ME,[206] and 2.) Sarah Blish, daughter of Stacy and Mary (Barker) Blish, on 17 Sept. 1818 in China or Vassalborough, Kennebec Co., ME.[207] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

+      1647   vi   Priscilla6 Washburn, born on 18 Apr. 1786 in Wayne, ME,[208] married Asa Burrill, of Albion, Kennebec Co., ME, son of Abraham and Hannah (Cushing) Burrill,[209] on 25 May 1806.[210] (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

 

 

(508.) John5 Washburn, youngest son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Plympton, MA, in ca. 1752,[211] married 1.) Huldah6 Cushman, daughter of Caleb5 and Sarah (Barrows) Cushman, of Carver,[212] on 23 Nov. 1775 in Plympton.[213] She was a granddaughter of Benjamin4 and Sarah4 (Eaton) Cushman, of Plympton.[214] On 3 Aug. 1778 the estate of Caleb Cushman, late of Plympton, was divided among his heirs, including Huldah Washburn, wife of John Washburn,[215] and on 10 Nov. 1817 the widow Sarah Cushman’s dower was distributed to her children, including Huldah Washburn.[216]

         John Washburn served in the Revolutionary War as a private from Plympton in Capt. John Bridgham’s Company in 1775, and enlisted in the Continental Army from Plympton in 1779 at the age of 26,[217] marched to the Lexington Alarm, and at the Siege of Boston in Col. Cotton’s Regiment, and moved to Shepardsfield, ME, before 1783, with his brother Stephen Washburn, settling in Hebron, Cumberland (now Oxford) Co., ME.

         On 28 Jan. 1788 Japheth Washburn sold to Foxwell Thomas, of Middleborough, land in Middleborough that John Washburn had inherited from his father, Ephraim Washburn,[218] presumably because John was already living in Maine at that time. He was living in Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1790 federal census,[219] and Huldah Washburn, the wife of John Washburn, died on 12 Nov. 1790 in Hebron, ME.[220] John Washburn married 2.) Azubah6 Fuller, daughter of Barnabas5 and Rebecca6 (Cushman) Fuller, on 11 Apr. 1793 in Turner, Cumberland (now Oxford) Co., Maine.[221] She was born on 29 June 1756 in Kingston, MA,[222] a granddaughter of Nathaniel4 and Martha3 (Sampson) Fuller, and of Robert5 and Mercy4 (Washburn) Cushman (Jr.).[223] They were living in Hebron, Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1800 federal census,[224] but he was not listed as a head of household in Oxford Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census.

         John Washburn died on 9 Aug. 1811 in Hebron, ME, aged 60 years,[225] and Azubah Washburn died a widow in Jan. 1838 in Hebron, ME.[226]

         John Washburn had 4 children by Huldah Cushman,[227] and 4 more children by Azubah Fuller:

        1648     i   Peleg6 Washburn, born on 20 Sept. 1778 in Hebron, ME,[228] married 1.) Mercy Lander, daughter of Stephen and Mary Lander, of Hebron, on 25 Mar. 1810 in Hebron, ME.[229] She was born on 12 Feb. 1784 in Hebron, ME.[230] He was not a head of household in Hebron, ME, in the 1810 federal census, but they were living in Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1820,[231] 1830,[232] and 1840 federal censuses,[233] where he was a farmer. She died on 24 Feb. 1849 in Hebron, ME, aged 65 years,[234] and was buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME. He remarried to 2.) Mrs. Phebe Bumpus on 24 Aug. 1849 in Hebron, ME.[235] She may have been Phebe (Washburn) Bumpus, widow of William Bumpus Jr., son of William and Hannah (Barrows) Bumpus, of Hebron, ME,[236] who died on 14 Aug. 1839 in Hebron, ME, and was buried in Hebron Churchyard Cemetery.[237] They were living in Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer,[238] and his son Ansel Washburn was listed as head of the farm in Hebron, ME, in the 1860 federal census.[239] Phebe (Bumpus) Washburn died before 1868, presumably on 28 May 1864 in Hebron,[240] and was buried with her first husband, William Bumpus Jr. in Hebron Churchyard Cemetery in Hebron, ME. Peleg Washburn died a widower on 28 June 1868 in Hebron, ME, aged 89 years, 9 months, 8 days,[241] and was also buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Oxford Co., ME. He had children by Mercy Lander:

a. Alden7 Washburn, born on 4 June 1812 in Hebron, ME,[242] died on 29 Feb. 1842 in Hebron, ME, aged 29 years, 8 months, presumably unmarried, and was buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME,[243] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Oxford Co., ME.

b. Horace Washburn, born on 18 July 1814 in Hebron, ME,[244] died on 26 Apr. 1815 in Hebron, ME, aged 9 months, 8 days, and was buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.[245]

c. Lurana7 W. Washburn, born on 15 Apr. 1817 in Hebron, ME,[246] was still unmarried and living with her father in Hebron, ME, in the 1850 and 1860 federal censuses, where she was “idiotic,” died on 10 July 1863 in Hebron, ME, aged 46 years, and was buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.[247]

d. Joseph Washburn, born on 28 Feb. 1819 in Hebron, ME,[248] died on 21 Feb. 1821 in Hebron, ME, aged 1 year, 11 months, 23 days, and was buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron ME.[249]

e. Ansel7 C. Washburn, born on 16 Jan. 1824 in Hebron, ME,[250] was still unmarried and living with his father in Hebron, ME, in the 1850 federal census, a farmer, and was head of the farm his father was living on in the 1860 federal census.[251] He was still apparently unmarried and working as a farm hand on the farm of Daniel and Sarah Graffam in Hebron, ME, in the 1870 federal census.[252] He died testate on 15 June 1875 in Hebron, ME, and was also buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.[253] His will was dated 8 June 1875, and probated on the third Tuesday in Sept. 1875, and he mentioned Mr. and Mrs. Moses Marshall, Clara A. Marshall, Annie L. Marshall, and William E. Cushman, whom he appointed as executor of his estate, provided for the erecting of gravestones for his parents, brothers, and sister, and left most of his estate to the Baptist Church of Hebron.[254] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of his will.)

        1648a   ii   Sarah Washburn, born say ca. 1780, died on 18 Apr. 1793 in Hebron, ME.[255]

        1649   iii   Phebe6 Washburn, born on 21 May 1782 in Hebron, ME,[256] supposedly married (1618) Jesse6 Washburn, her first cousin, son of (503) Stephen5 and Hannah (Norris) Washburn, on 1 Feb. 1806 in New Gloucester, ME.[257] He was born ca. 1779,[258] probably in Middleborough, MA. (To be continued under his family in Washburn Sixth Generation.)

        1649a  iv   Mary Washburn, born on 18 Feb. 1785 in Hebron, ME,[259] possibly married Isaac Bearce on 9 Apr. 1810 in Hebron, ME.[260] He was not a head of household in Oxford Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census, but they were living in Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[261]

        1649b  v   Huldah Washburn, born on 28 Oct. 1790 in Hebron, ME,[262] possibly married Stephen Hodgdon, of Paris, Oxford Co., ME, on 25 Feb. 1814 in Hebron, ME.[263]

        1649c  vi   Marcy Washburn, born on 3 Dec. 1794 in Hebron, ME,[264] possibly married Elnathan Packard, of Hebron, on 23 Mar. 1823 in Hebron, ME.[265] They were living in Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1820 federal census.[266]

        1650  vii   John Washburn (Jr.), born on 2 Dec. 1796 or 28 Jan. 1797 in Hebron, ME.[267]

        1650a viii   Azubah Washburn, born on 14 Feb. 1800 in Hebron, ME,[268] died on 26 Feb. 1801 in Hebron, ME.[269]

        1651   ix   Lydia Washburn, born on 21 Mar. 1802 in Hebron, ME,[270] marriage not found.

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

    [2] Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 25.

    [3] Per Plympton VRs, p. 419.

    [4] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 117.

    [5] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pp. 25, 231.

    [6] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 168, Carver Town, Plymouth County, the Wm “Washbon” household had 4 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [7] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22078; Vol. 34, p. 9 (estate of Rowland Washburn.)

    [8] Vital Records of Carver, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Carver VRs], p. 178.

    [9] Carver VRs, p. 178.

    [10] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22116; Vol. 43, p. 360‑362.

    [11] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [12] Carver VRs, p. 178.

    [13] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [14] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [15] Per email of Susan L. Bingler, CGS, of 7 July 2010, taken from Smith, Leonard H., Records of the First Church of Wareham, Mass., 1739-1841, Clearwater, FL, 1974, p. 50.

    [16] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [17] Plympton VRs, p. 247, marriage of Nathaniel Atwood Jr. and Suseanah Shurtliff on 5 Dec. 1748 in Plympton.

    [18] Plympton VRs, p. 418.

    [19] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [20] Carver VRs, p. 137, marriage intentions recorded 11 July 1795 in Carver.

    [21] Carver VRs, p. 77.

    [22] Carver VRs, p. 137, marriage intentions recorded 8 May 1813 in Carver.

    [23] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 1, p. 138.

    [24] Carver VRs, p. 105.

    [25] Carver VRs, p. 155, buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver.

    [26] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 141; Carver VRs, p. 105, marriage intentions recorded 12 July 1828 in Carver.

    [27] Carver VRs, p. 155, buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver.

    [28] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #8733, Vol. 76, p. 288-289, from FHL microfilm #0555263, witnessed by John Savery, Luther Atwood, and Caroline P. Briggs.

    [29] Carver VRs, p. 77.

    [30] Plympton VRs, p. 252, marriage of Peleg Barrows of Plympton and Jemima Drew of Halifax on 4 May 1775 in Halifax.

    [31] Carver VRs, p. 137.

    [32] Plymouth VRs, pp. 277, 367, marriage of William Clark Jr. and Zilpah Bramhall “2nd,” both of Plymouth, on 18 Feb. 1790 in Plymouth.

    [33] Plymouth VRs, pp. 510, 620; Carver VRs, p. 137, marriage intentions recorded 31 Mar. 1849 in Carver.

    [34] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [35] Plympton VRs, p. 252, marriage of Peleg Barrows of Plympton and Jemima Drew of Halifax on 4 May 1775 in Halifax.

    [36] Carver VRs, p. 137.

    [37] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

    [38] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225, marriage of Benjamin Norris of Plimouth and Mary Wooden on 18 July 1717 in Rochester.

    [39] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Washborn.”

    [40] Plymouth VRs, p. 67.

    [41] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 538.

    [42] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 77, p. 129.

    [43] Plym­outh Co. Deeds, Vol. 77, p. 129.

    [44] Plymouth VRs, pp. 260, 352.

    [45] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0012299.

    [46] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [47] All from Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of fergy@nemaine.com.

    [48] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [49] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0884703.

    [50] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [51] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [52] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

    [53] Merritt, Grace Hufford and Thomas H. Roderick, “Samuel and Keziah (Barrows) Benson of Middleborough, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 4, [Oct. 1975], p. 216.

    [54] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshborn.”

    [55] 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. 68.

    [56] Merritt, Grace Hufford and Thomas H. Roderick, “Samuel and Keziah (Barrows) Benson of Middleborough, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 4, [Oct. 1975], p. 216.

    [57] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Volumes, Boston, 1896, Vol. 1, p. 969.

    [58] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Consider Benson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [59] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 9; Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 19.

    [60] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 19.

    [61] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 133, “[torn]a Benson, son of Consider Benson.”

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

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

    [64] Plympton VRs, p. 388, marriage of Capt. Nathaniel Shaw of Plympton and Hannah Perkins of Plympton on 10 May 1739 in Plympton.

    [65] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 141.

    [66] Plympton VRs, p. 184.

    [67] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XIV, p. 55.

    [68] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Jonathan Shaw household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

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

    [70] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 109, marriage of George Shaw Jur and Marcy Thomas, both of Middleborough, on 26 July 1750 in Middleborough by Silvanus Conant.

    [71] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 97, 141.

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

    [73] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 106, 153, 167, married by Rev. Isaac Backus of North Middleborough.

    [74] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 143.

    [75] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 109, 149.

    [76] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 163.

    [77] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

    [78] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 108, marriage intentions recorded 11 Feb. 1786 in Middleborough.

    [79] There were two different Ezra Thomas families living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census, and I cannot be sure which one this might have been.

    [80] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20308.

    [81] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

    [82] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

    [83] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105, marriage of Joseph Leonard Jr. and Ruth White on 27 Mar.1746 in Middleborough. Ruth Leonard, wife of Joseph Leonard, died 27 Sept. 1793 in Carver, aged 66 years, and was buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver. (Carver VRs, p. 158.) Joseph Leonard, father of Abigail, was styled “Jr.” or “2d” in the Middleborough records, probably to differentiate him from the older Joseph Leonard, of Middleborough, who married first to Hannah Pratt on 9 Apr. 1729 in Middleborough and secondly to Fear Southworth in 1731 and had children there by his second wife, but the Joseph Leonard who married Ruth White in 1746 could not have been the son of Joseph Leonard and Fear Southworth who was born on 29 July 1732 in Middleborough.

    [84] Carver VRs, p. 89; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127, marriage intentions recorded 27 Aug. 1796 in Middleborough.

    [85] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 74, marriage intentions recorded 13 Mar. 1802 in Middleborough.

    [86] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

    [87] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 159, married by Rev. John Tripp.

    [88] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 193.

    [89] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

    [90] Her parents from her I.G.I. Birth Record, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1396217, however this may not be correct. William T. Davis does not list a daughter Hannah born to Benjamin and Mary Norris in Plymouth in Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195, and the wife of Benjamin Norris was Mary Wooden, not Bump.

    [91] Marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1553373, however the marriage is not listed in George Ernest Bowman’s transcription of Wareham, Mass., Vital Records published in The Mayflower Descendant.

    [92] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1396217, however her birth is not listed in George Ernest Bowman’s transcription of Wareham, Mass., Vital Records published in The Mayflower Descendant.

    [93] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Vital Records of New Gloucester, Maine, ca. 1771-1892, from FHL microfilm #0011586.

    [94] Calculated from her age at death.

    [95] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Maine, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, Cumberland County, there were two Stephen Washburns living in Cumberland Co., ME, in 1790. The first, on p. 20, was listed as having 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. The second, on p. 21, was listed as having 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [96] 1800 Federal Census, New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 112, the Stephen Washburn household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [97] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, the town not recorded.

    [98] Children from Lapham, William B., and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine, From Its Settlement to 1880, Paris, ME, 1884, [hereinafter Lapham & Maxim, History of Paris, ME], p. 763. The order of children they give is: Hosea, Eliphalet, Benjamin, Stephen, Hannah, Jesse and Edward.

    [99] His birth date from Town Records of Wayne, ME, from FHL microfilm #0012302, which doesn’t give the name of his father.

    [100] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 655.

    [101] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 105, marriage intentions recorded 30 Oct. 1784 in Middleborough, the marriage date from I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #457452.

    [102] Estimated from his marriage in 1790.

    [103] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [104] French, W. R., A History of Turner, Maine from its Settlement to 1886, Portland, ME, 1992, “Marriages solemnized by Ichabod Bonney, Esq.,” p. 164.

    [105] French, W. R., A History of Turner, Maine from its Settlement to 1886, Portland, ME, 1992, “Marriages solemnized by Rev. John Strickland, the first settled minister in town,” p. 162.

    [106] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, married by Rev. John Tripp, of Hebron.

    [107] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, which shows his birthplace as Massachusetts.

    [108] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11587.

    [109] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, which shows his birthplace as Middleborough.

    [110] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11587.

    [111] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

    [112] Plympton VRs, p. 254, marriage of Caleb Benson of Middleborough and Deborah Barrow of Plympton on 11 Jan. 1732 in Rochester, MA.

    [113] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120, he was “of Plymton.”

    [114] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 66.

    [115] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0820401.

    [116] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 180, Rochester Town, Plymouth County, the Isaac Washburn household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [117] 1800 Federal Census, Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT, p. 275, the Isaac Washburn household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [118] Per email letter of Chuck Simmons, of Moscow, ID, of 6 Apr. 2012, taken from Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, from FHL microfilm #0027720, online at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V89H-B1T.

    [119] Per email letter of Chuck Simmons, of Moscow, ID, of 6 Apr. 2012, taken from Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, from FHL microfilm #0027720, online at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V89H-Y24.

    [120] Her birthdate per the email letter of Chuck Simmons, of Moscow, ID, of 6 Apr. 2012, presumably from the Revolutionary War Pension File of Alden Freeman.

    [121] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 132, the marriage of Ebenezar Freeman and Lois Nye of Falmouth in Dec. 1759 in Falmouth; Alden Freeman Revolutionary War Pension File, wherein he stated that he first volunteered for service as a substitute for his father, Ebenezer Freeman.

    [122] Per email letter of Chuck Simmons, of Moscow, ID, of 8 Apr. 2012, from the Alden Freeman Revolutionary War Pension File. When Priscilla Freeman filed for the Revolutionary War Pension of her late husband, Alden Freeman, in 1853, she gave a marriage date of July 1793 in St. Andrew’s Gore (now Plainfield), VT. The marriage probably actually took place in July 1795, because it was in ca. 1795 that Alden Freeman moved from Wendell, NH, to Plainfield, VT, but in order to be eligible for a pension the widow would have had to have been married before January 1, 1794, so she evidently reported the marriage in July 1793 instead of 1795.

    [123] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, East Windsor, 1768-1860, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1998, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs], p. 110.

    [124] Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1932, 3 Volumes, [hereinafter New Bedford VRs], Vol. 2, p. 576, called “Isaac Washburn Jr. of Rochester” in the marriage record.

    [125] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

    [126] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0538934.

    [127] Trask, William B., “Brief Memoir of Andrew Henshaw Ward,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 17, [Oct. 1863], p. 340.

    [128] New Bedford VRs, Vol. 2, p. 576.

    [129] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

    [130] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

    [131] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

    [132] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

    [133] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

    [134] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

    [135] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of John Vaughan and Jerusha Wood, both of Middleboro, on 19 Feb. 1717/18 in Middleborough.

    [136] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122.

    [137] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 79.

    [138] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 298.

    [139] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 138, p. 73.

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

    [141] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 216, “B. on The Hill, no stone.”

    [142] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21516, Vol. 47, p. 113-114, from FHL microfilm #0550904.

    [143] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 216, “widow of Capt. David Vaughan, o. Washburn.”

    [144] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

    [145] Plympton VRs, p. 247, marriage of Nathaniel Atwood Jr. and Suseanah Shurtliff on 5 Dec. 1748 in Plympton.

    [146] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 107, marriage intentions recorded 12 Nov. 1785 in Middleborough, but the marriage not found in the vital records of Plympton.

    [147] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 168, 169, married by Rev. David Gurney, of North Middleborough; Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 2, p. 377.

    [148] Carver VRs, p. 136; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 183, marriage intentions recorded 13 Aug. 1809 in Middleborough.

    [149] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

    [150] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 106, 149.

    [151] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

    [152] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 117, 152.

    [153] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

    [154] Plympton VRs, p. 304, marriage of Joseph Cushmon and Elisebath Samson on 5 Jan. 1758 in Plympton.

    [155] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 165, 172.

    [156] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

    [157] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 214.

    [158] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21543, Vol. 52, p. 230, from FHL microfilm #0550907.

    [159] Calculated from her age at death and the date of her marriage in 1764. Her birth was not recorded in the Plympton Vital Records.

    [160] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 246, marriage of Thomas Randall and Faith Winslow on 11 Dec. 1729 in Scituate.

    [161] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 149.

    [162] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Pembroke VRs], p. 173.

    [163] Pembroke VRs, p. 440, buried in Two Mile Cemetery, Pembroke. The sale of land on 9 Sept. 1784 belonging to Ephraim Washburn mentioned 1/11th share belonging to the heirs of Jemima Randell, deceased.

    [164] Pembroke VRs, p. 335.

    [165] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XII, p. 944.

    [166] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 175, Pembroke Town, Plymouth County, the John Randall household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. Evidently sons Ephraim and Thomas Randall were no longer living with their father in 1790.

    [167] Pembroke VRs, p. 440, buried in Two Mile Cemetery, Pembroke, apparently next to his first wife, Jemima.

    [168] Pembroke VRs, p. 173, from a private bible record, not from the town records.

    [169] Pembroke VRs, p. 172, which mistakenly calls him child of John and Sarah Randal.

    [170] Per Pembroke VRs, p. 334; Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970, [hereinafter Marshfield VRs], pp. 121, 154.

    [171] Pembroke VRs, p. 173, which mistakenly calls him child of John and Sarah Randal.

    [172] Per email letter of Christina Aubin of 1 Aug. 2000, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Duxbury.

    [173] Marriage date is estimated by the birth of their eldest child on 9 Dec. 1786. Thomas is believed to have been a son of John and Jemima (Washburn) Randall because of his naming of children Washburn, John, Sally and Rufus Randall, after his mother’s maiden name, his father, and his half-brother and sister, Rufus and Sarah Randall.

    [174] However, if he were the second male under 16 in his father’s household in the 1790 census, then he must have been born after 1774, making him a son of Randall’s second wife, Sarah Eames.

    [175] Pembroke VRs, p. 172, which mistakenly calls him child of John and Sarah Randal.

    [176] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 293.

    [177] Pembroke VRs, p. 172.

    [178] Pembroke VRs, p. 172.

    [179] Pembroke VRs, p. 173.

    [180] Pembroke VRs, p. 173.

    [181] Pembroke VRs, p. 173.

    [182] Per email letter of 15 June 1999 from Shirley Burton, a descendant of William Lapham and Sally Randall.

    [183] His birth date from his www.findagrave.com memorial #12526449, which gives his birth place as Carver, MA, but Carver was not formed until 1790.

    [184] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 89, marriage of Ithamer Combs and Hannah Andrews on 4 Nov. 1731 in Rochester.

    [185] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 311, marriage intentions recorded 24 Sept. 1768 in Rochester, he was “of Plimtown.”

    [186] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 90, under “Comes.”

    [187] Noyes, Libby, & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, p. 161.

    [188] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 58, p. 170; Vol. 63, p. 160.

    [189] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 69, p. 19; Vol. 69, p. 210.

    [190] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 69, p. 209.

    [191] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 147, p. 252.

    [192] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 666.

    [193] 1800 Federal Census, Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 131, the Japhet Washburn household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [194] 1810 Federal Census, Fairfax, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 769, the Japeth Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [195] 1820 Federal Census, China, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 679, the Japheth Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [196] www.findagrave.com, memorial #12526449, from his gravestone in China Village Cemetery in China, ME.

    [197] www.findagrave.com, memorial #12526459, from her gravestone in China Village Cemetery in China, ME.

    [198] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

    [199] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302, his name recorded as “Zalmand” in the birth record.

    [200] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

    [201] Family Tree Maker CD #404, Maine Marriage Index, 1743-1891, taken from town records of China, Maine, from FHL microfilm #0010621 items 1-6.

    [202] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Leeds, Maine, 1801-1891, from FHL microfilm #0011331.

    [203] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

    [204] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [205] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

    [206] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of China, Maine, 1818-1891, from FHL microfilm #0010621.

    [207] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of China, Maine, 1818-1891, from FHL microfilm #0010621, and from Town and Vital Records of Vassalborough, Maine, 1771-1892, from FHL microfilm #0012273.

    [208] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

    [209] Per Ancestry.com World Tree file #341616, submitted by linda@maine.rr.com.

    [210] I.G.I. Marriage Records, the source not noted.

    [211] Calculated from his age at enlistment in the Continental Army from Plympton in 1779.

    [212] Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, pp. 132, 163; Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], p. 105.

    [213] Plympton VRs, p. 418.

    [214] MF5G: Eaton, p. 33.

    [215] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 25, p. 37-39. Huldah Washburn, wife of John Washburn, received one share, including part ot the homestead bounded on the westerly side through the whole length by Isaac Cushman’s share, and she also received a piece of fresh meadow lying at the foot of said land.

    [216] MF5G: Eaton, p. 105, taken from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 49, p. 181-182.

    [217] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 666.

    [218] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 147, p. 252.

    [219] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Maine, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 24, Cumberland County, the John Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [220] Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, online database at www.Ancestry.com, wife of John Washburn, her age not given.

    [221] French, W. R., A History of Turner, Maine from its Settlement to 1886, Portland, ME, 1992, “Marriages solemnized by Ichabod Bonney, Esq.,” p. 164.

    [222] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 79.

    [223] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, Bridgewater, MA, 1964, p. 72.

    [224] 1800 Federal Census, Hebron, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 225, the John Washborn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [225] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, husband of Azubah.

    [226] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, her age at death not given.

    [227] Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 163, without any birth dates.

    [228] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, son of John and Huldah Washburn.

    [229] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, married by Rev. John Tripp, of Hebron.

    [230] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of Stephen and Mary Lander.

    [231] 1820 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, p. 223, the Peleg Washburn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [232] 1830 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, p. 37, the Peleg Washburn household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and1 female aged 40-49 years.

    [233] 1840 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, p. 146, the Peleg Washburn household had 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture.

    [234] Maine Cemetery Records, online database at www.FamilySearch.org; www.findagrave.com, memorial #57382630, from her gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [235] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, married by Rufus Chase.

    [236] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, the marriage of William Bumpus Jr. and Miss Phebe Washburn on 26 Nov. 1807 in Hebron, ME; his parents per his www.findagrave.com memorial #150413335.

    [237] Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, husband of Phebe; www.findagrave.com, memorial #150413335, from his gravestone in Hebron Churchyard Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [238] 1850 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, p. 36, dwelling #45, family #49:

            Peleg Washburn, 71, male, farmer, $1000, born MA, married within the year

            Phebe Washburn, 65, female, born MA, married within the year

            Laurana W. Washburn, 32, female, born ME, idiotic

            Ansel C. Washburn, 26, male, farmer, born ME

    [239] 1860 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, Page No. 58, dwelling #454, family #460.

    [240] www.findagrave.com, memorial #150413369, from her gravestone in Hebron Churchyard Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [241] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org; Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, online database at www.Ancestry.com, his wife was Mercy Washburn; Maine Cemetery Records, online database at www.FamilySearch.org; www.findagrave.com, memorial #57382674, from his gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [242] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, son of Peleg and Mercy Washburn.

    [243] www.findagrave.com, memorial #57381989, from his gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [244] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, son of Peleg and Mercy Washburn.

    [245] www.findagrave.com, memorial #57382311, from his gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME, on the same gravestone as his brother Joseph Washburn.

    [246] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of Peleg and Mercy Washburn, her middle initial from the 1850 federal census.

    [247] www.findagrave.com, memorial #57382521, from her gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [248] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, son of Peleg and Mercy Washburn.

    [249] www.findagrave.com, memorial #57382395, from his gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME, on the same gravestone as his brother Horace Washburn.

    [250] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, son of Peleg and Mercy Washburn, his middle initial from the 1850 federal census.

    [251] 1860 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, Page No. 58, dwelling #454, family #460:

            Ancil Washburn, 38, male, farmer, $1200, $600, born ME

            Peleg Washburn, 83, male, born MA

            Phebe Washburn, 75, female, born MA

            Lorena Washburn, 43, female, born ME, idiotic

    [252] 1870 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, Page No. 9, p. 202, dwelling #71, family #74:

            Daniel Graffam, 40, male, white, farmer, $2000, $850, born ME, a male citizen

            Sarah C. Graffam, 30, female, white, keeps house, born ME

            Clara Graffam, 4, female, white, born ME

            John E. Graffam, 2, male, white, born ME

            Ansel C. Washburn, 46, male, white, works on farm, $1500, born ME, a male citizen

    [253] www.findagrave.com, memorial #57382459, from his gravestone in Merrill Hill Cemetery in Hebron, ME.

    [254] Oxford County Probate Estate Files, File #W117, online at www.FamilySearch.org.

    [255] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn, her age not given.

    [256] Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922, online database at www.Ancestry.com, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn; Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org.

    [257] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11587.

    [258] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, which shows his birthplace as Massachusetts.

    [259] Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922, online database at www.Ancestry.com, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn; Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org.

    [260] Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11030.

    [261] 1820 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, p. 216, the Isaac Bearce household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 2 persons engaged in agriculture.

    [262] Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922, online database at www.Ancestry.com, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn; Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org.

    [263] Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11030.

    [264] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of John and Azubah Washburn.

    [265] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, married by James Donham, Justice of the Peace.

    [266] 1820 Federal Census, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME, p. 221, the Elnathan Packard household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 16-18 years, 3 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [267] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, son of John and Azubah Washburn, his birth recorded twice with different dates.

    [268] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn.

    [269] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn.

    [270] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, daughter of John and Huldah Washburn.



[A] The Will of William Washburn, of Carver, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1810: *

In the Name of God amen. I William Washburn in the Town of Carver & in the County of Plymouth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman, being much advanced in age but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given to God therefor calling unto mind the mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give & recommend my Soul unto Almighty God that gave it, & my body I recommind to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, and as touching such wordly Estate whenasith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath & dispose of the same in the following manner & form—

First I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Thomas Washburn a piece of fresh meadow on Crane Brook (so called) beginning at a maple Tree marked standing at a place called the Reedy[?] all the meadow & meadowish ground that I own on the east side of said Crane Brook upstream of sd maple Tree, also one fourth of a Saw Mill, also a Blacksmiths Bellows & Tools belonging thereto, half of my Log Chain, Tenant saw, one fourth of a pew in Wareham Meeting house that fell to his mother in her Father’s Estate—

Item I will and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Perez Washburn a piece of my Homestead farm bounded beginning at a Wild Cherry tree marked standing by the fence thence easterly on a straight Line to a white oak tree marked standing by the road near the swamp then by said road to a white oak tree marked standing about one rod east of said road, thence a straight Line to a white pine Tree marked, thence a straight line to a pitch pine tree marked standing to the southward of the old orchard, thence due east to the Indian Brook (so called) containing all my Lands northerly of the abovesaid Line and half my Dwelling house, with a privilege for drawing water in the well & for laying firewood in the door yard, & going from & coming to said House one half of my Cedar Swamp one fourth of my pew in the south meeting house in sd Carver, also my barn—

Item I will & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Asaph Washburn a piece of my Homestead farm, bounded beginning to the southward of my Dwelling house at the Corner of the field by Rochester Road thence eastlerly by a road till it comes to the aforesaid Perez Washburn’s Line & by said Perez’s Line till it comes to a Pitch pine tree marked on four sides, thence southeast to the lotted fresh meadow lying on the east side of the aforesaid Crane Brook, bounded beginning at a Rock near a Bridge, all my meadow & meadowish ground upon the Gristmill, also one half of my Log chain, also one half my Cedar Swamp, one half my Pew in the south meeting house in Carver, also all my wearing apparel, also all my Cattle, excepting two Cows I give to two of my Daughters—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Lydia the Wife of Nathaniel Atwood, a piece of Land & swamp lying on south Meadow River in Carver adjoining the abovesaid Nathl Atwood’s Land which is all my right in said Land, also one Feather Bed, one Bolster & two Pillows with pillowcoats, three sheets, one woollen Bed Blanket, one Weaver’s hair[?] one Bedstead & Cord two Coverlets—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Sarah one Dollar which is her full share with what she has already had—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Jemima Washburn one half my Dwelling house, also all my Lands not before given in this will, one Cow two Featherbeds, two Bedsteads, two Cords, two Bolsters, four Pillows with pillowcoats, two Coverlets, one Bedquilt, four sheets, two woollen Bedblankets, a weaver’s Loom, and two hairs[?] & other things belonging to said Loom, also all my Sheep at my decease, also one fourth of my Pew in the south meeting house in sd Carver, one high Case of Drawer, Two Tables, one Chest & six Chairs, also all my Pewter & all my Iron ware at my decease—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Polly the Wife of Thomas Barrows one Cow—

Item I will and bequeath to the Heir of my well beloved Son Rowland Washburn deceased, one Dollar to be paid by me Executor—

I also ordain that all my other Estate not given in this will shall be divided equally among my three Daughters after my decease—

I also constitute make & ordain my Son Asaph Washburn sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. I also ordain that my Executor receive all my Credits & pay all my just debts—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & ten—

Signed sealed & delivered                                                 Mark

to be his last will                                                     William    Washburn                       (Seal)

in presence of us

Caleb Atwood

Tilson Barrows

Joseph King Junr.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Book 43, p. 360-363, from FHL microfilm #0550902.

 

 

[B] The Will of Ephraim Griffith of Carver, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1831) *

In the name of God, Amen. I Ephraim Griffith of Carver in the County of Plymouth considering the uncertainty of life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Ephraim Griffith Jr all of my homestead farm where I now live together with all the meadow adjoining said farm and all the Wood land connected with said farm with all the buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging  Also, one piece of Salt Meadow lying near the Wareham narrows joining the land of Perez Briggs. Also, two pieces of Fresh Meadow one lying at a place called the Oaks Meadow undivided with Samuel Atwood the other at a place called double brook undivided with Eleazer Thomas which is two thirds of said piece. Also, three shares of Cedar Swamp in the great South Meadow Swamp not divided. And last I give and bequeath to the said Ephraim all my personal property, by his paying all my just debts after my decease, and by his Paying out of the property to my son Stephen Griffith, Three Hundred Dollars in twelve months from my decease, Also by his paying Weightstill Freeman Forty Dollars, Also by paying Clara Tillson Forty Dollars, Also by paying Hannah Davis Thirty Dollars, Also by paying Abigail Shaw Forty Dollars, Also by paying Lydia Swift Forty Dollars, Also, by paying my son Andrew Griffith if he should be a living Fifty Dollars if not a living he shall not pay it to any one.

I also appoint my son Ephraim Griffith Jr my sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty one.

                                                                                                                                                Ephraim Griffith                                              (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Ephraim Griffith to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same.

John Savory.                        Luther Atwood.                    Caroline P. Briggs.

 

Presented for probate on 1 July 1834, and proved by John Savery and Luther Atwood, two of the witnesses. Letters Testamentary were granted to Ephraim Griffith on 1 July 1834.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 76, p. 288-289, from FHL microfilm #0555263.

 

 

[C] The Will of David Vaughan of Middleborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1814) *

  In the Name of God amen, this fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & fourteen, I David Vaughan of Middleborough in the County of Plymouth & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentleman, being of a perfect Mind and Memory, blessed be God therefor calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed to all Men once to die, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, that is to say principally & first of all I give & recommend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it & my Body to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor nothing doubting, but I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection by the mighty Power of God, & as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give demise & dispose of the same in the following Manner & form.—viz —

        Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife Phebe Vaughan & to my Son Levi Vaughan equally all my home farm & Buildings & all my Land that I have not conveyed by Deed & also all my Stock of Creatures of every kind & all my outdoor moveables & farming tools & mechanic Tools of every kind also all my indoor moveables, for them to hold during their natural Lives jointly, after my just debts & funeral Charges are first paid out of the same, & my will is that after the death of my wife one half of my indoor Moveables be equally divided between my four other Children (viz) David Vaughan, Ephraim W. Vaughan, John Vaughan & Olive Rider the Wife of Isaac Rider, & after the Death of my Wife & my Son Levi the whole of the Estate, that shall remain be equally divided between my other Sons David, Ephraim & John or their Heirs —

        Item I give to my Son David Vaughan one fourth part of my wearing Apparel & after the death of my Wife one fourth of one half of my indoor moveables & after the death of my wife & my Son Levi one third of all the Estate that I have given them which shall then remain to him & Heirs forever. —

        Item I give to my Son Ephraim W. Vaughan one fourth part of my wearing Apparel & after the Death of my wife, one fourth of one half of my indoor moveables and after the Death of my Wife & my Son Levi one third of all the Estate that I have given them, which shall then remain to him & Heirs forever. —

        Item I give unto my Son John Vaughan one fourth part of my wearing Apparel & after the Death of my wife one fourth of one half half of my indoor moveables & after the Death of my wife & my Son Levi one third of all the Estate that I have given them which shall then remain to him & Heirs forever. —

        Item I give unto my Daughter Olive Rider Wife of Isaac Rider after the Death of my wife one fourth of one half of my indoor moveables to her & Heirs forever—

        Item And I do appoint John Tinkham Esqr. Executor to this my last Will and Testament – thus hoping it will be kept & performed according to the true Intent & meaning thereof, in Witness whereof I the said David Vaughan have hereunto set my hand & Seal, the day & Year before written. —

        Item And my Will is that in case my Son Levi should have an Heir or Heirs they shall share with the rest of my Sons, or their Heirs after his Death. —

Signed, sealed, published & declared to be

the last Will & Testament by the said David

Vaughan in presence of us.—

                Andrew Cobb                                                                                                       David Vaughan

                Levi Raymond

                Huldah A Vaughan

 

Presented for probate on 25 Mar. 1815 by John Tinkham Esqr., the Executor therein named, and proved by Andrew Cobb and Levi Raymond, two of the witnesses.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 47, p. 113-114, from FHL microfilm #0550904.

 

 

[D] Will of Ansel C. Washburn of Oxford, Oxford County, Maine, 1875: *

Be it remembered that I Ansel C. Washburn of Oxford in the County of Oxford and State of Maine being weak in body, but of sound and perfect Memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament in Manner and form following, that is to say—

First, I order and direct my executor herein named to pay all all my just debts and funeral charges as soon as may be after my decease—

Second, I give and bequeath to Mrs. Moses Marshall all my bedding, also my bed stead and chairs.

Third, I give and bequeath to Mr. Moses Marshall two pairs thin boots and all my other wearing apparel, also my tool box and tools—

Fourth—I give and bequeath to Clara A. Marshall my large trunk.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to Annie L. Marshall my watch, also my red trunk and contents.

Sixth. I give and bequeath to William E. Cushman my other three trunks and their contents, also my valise.

Seventh, I order and direct my executor herein named to cause my burial lot in Hebron to be fixed up in a good manner as any lot in the Cemetery at said Hebron, also cause suitable stones to be erected to the Memory of my father, Mother, brothers and sister and myself—

Eighth, I order and direct my Executor herein named to deposit in some savings bank all the remainder of my estate and to deliver the bank book to the Baptist church of Hebron as soon as may be after my decease, that said church may draw the interest on said sum, which I hereby give and bequeath to it forever for the support of the preaching of the gospel.

I do hereby appoint William E. Cushman my sole executor of my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of June A.D. 1875

                                                                                                                                Ansel C. Washburn

                Signed sealed and declared by the above named Ansel C. Washburn to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

                                                                                                                                Gideon Bearce

                                                                                                                                Silas Moody

                                                                                                                                Isaac B. Bucknam

 

William E. Cushman, of Paris, Maine, was granted administration of the estate of Ansel C. Washburn, late of Oxford, Oxford County, Maine, who died on 15 June 1875, on the third Tuesday of Sept. 1875.

 

Gideon Bearce, Moses Marshall, and Isaac B. Bucknam were appointed to appraise the estate of Ansel C. Washburn, late of Oxford, on the 3rd Tuesday of September 1875. The estate was valued at $1674.36, no real estate, but rights and credits valued at $1592.61, and goods and chattels valued at $81.75.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Oxford County Probate Estate Files, File no. W117, online at www.FamilySearch.org.