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Families of the Children of Mercy5 Washburn and Pelatiah Phinney

 

         Most of the children of Mercy Washburn and Pelatiah Phinney lived in either Middleborough or North Bridgewater, Massachusetts, but many of their grandchildren moved to Bristol, Norfolk or Worcester County, Massachusetts, or to Kennebec County, Maine. I am still unable to trace several of the children of Mercy and Pelatiah Phinney, and the families of grandson Jacob Thomson (4th) and granddaughters Lucy Packard and Zeruiah Phinney are likely incomplete, and will be added to as more information is found. The surname Tomson eventually evolved into Thompson.

 

 

 

 

John3 Washburn (6th)

 

 

Josiah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Rebecca2 Lapham

 

Mercy5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Ephraim2 Tilson

 

 

Mercy3 Tilson

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Hoskins

Freelove Phinney

 

 

 

Lurania Phinney

 

 

 

Zeruah Phinney

 

 

 

Onesiphorus Phinney

 

 

 

Mary Phinney

 

 

 

Zerviah Phinney

 

 

 

Esther Phinney

 

 

 

Kezia Phinney

 

 

 

Bliss Phinney

 

 

 

Hannah Phinney

 

 

 

John Phinney

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Phinney

 

 

Joseph Phinney

 

 

 

 

Mary3 Rogers

 

Pelatiah Finney

 

 

 

 

 

Peter West

 

 

Esther West

 

 

 

 

Patience

 

(951.) Freelove Phinney, eldest daughter of (359) Mercy5 Washburn, (110) Josiah4, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 27 Jan. 1740,[1] married Capt. Jacob4 Tomson (3rd), son of Lt. Jacob3 and Elisabeth4 (Tilson) (Holmes) Tomson (Jr.), of Middleborough, MA,[2] on 27 Oct. 1761 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born on 28 Mar. 1738 in Middleborough,[4] a grandson of Jacob,2 Esq., and Abigail (Wadsworth) Tomson, of Middlebor­ough,[5] and of Edmund3 and Eliza­beth (Waterman) Tilson,[6] and a great-grandson of Lt. John1 and Mary2 (Cooke) Tomson.[7] He was probably the Jacob Tomson who served as a Private in Lt. Jonah Washburn’s Company from Middleborough in Dec. 1776, and in Capt. Jonah Washburn’s Company from Middleborough in Aug. 1780,[8] during the Revolutionary War. Jacob Tomson, of Middleborough, Gentleman, was granted administration of the estate of his father, Jacob Tomson, late of Middleborough, on 4 May 1789,[9] and he was living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census, next door to his sons Solomon and Benjamin Thomson,[10] and in the 1800 federal census.[11] On 8 Mar. 1794 Jacob Tomson, of Middleborough, deeded part of his homestead in Middleborough to his son Jacob Tomson Jr., reserving liberty for his daughters Mercy Thomson and Freelove Thomson to live in the house as long as they remain unmarried.[12]

         Capt. Jacob Tomson (3rd) died testate on 30 Nov. 1805 in Middlebor­ough, aged 67 years,[13] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, his will dated 13 July 1801, and probated on 6 Jan. 1806, mentioned his wife Freelove Tomson, his sons Solomon Tomson, Benjamin Tomson, and Jacob Tomson, his daughters Mercy Gage, Elizabeth Wild, Ruth Bennet, and Freelove Crocker, and he named his son Solomon Tomson as executor of his estate.[14] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) Freelove (Phinney) Tomson died a widow on 7 Nov. 1826 in Middlebor­ough, aged 86 years,[15] and was also buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, but no probate records were filed for her estate.

         Freelove Phinney and Capt. Jacob Tomson had chil­dren:

        2554     i   Deacon Solomon5 Tomson/Thomson/Thompson, born on 7 June 1762 in Middlebor­ough,[16] mar­ried Lydia Murdock, daughter of Lt. John and Sarah4 (Sampson) Murdock,[17] on 21 Dec. 1786 in Middleborough.[18] She was born on 8 Dec. 1766 in Middleborough,[19] a granddaugh­ter of James and Hannah (Tilson) Murdoch,[20] and of Ephraim3 and Abigail (Horrell) Sampson, of Plympton.[21] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790,[22] 1800,[23] 1810,[24] 1820,[25] 1830,[26] and 1840 federal censuses,[27] where he was a farmer. He was executor of his father’s estate in 1806. He died tes­tate on 4 Jan. 1844 in Middleborough, aged 81 years,[28] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, his will dated 4 Feb. 1831, and probated in Apr. 1844, did not mention his wife, but mentioned his daughters Lucy, wife of Charles Shaw, and Lydia, wife of Timothy Drew, his son Solomon, son Calvin, Mercy, the wife of George Atwood, and son Jacob, and he named his son Jacob Thompson as executor of his estate, and Samuel Thompson Esq. as trustee for the heirs of his son Calvin Thompson.[29] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) Lydia (Murdock) Tomson was still living in Middleborough, MA, with the family of their son Jacob Thompson in the 1850 federal census.[30] She died a widow on 5 Aug. 1854 in Middlebor­ough, aged 87 years, of “cholera morbus,”[31] and was also buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, but no probate records were filed for her estate. They had children:

a. Lucy6 Thomson, born on 1 Oct. 1787 in Middleborough,[32] married Charles Shaw, of Bridgewater, on 26 June 1811 in Bridgewater.[33] She was mentioned in the 1831 will of her father, but he was not a head of household in Bridgewater in the 1820, 1830, 1840 or 1850 federal censuses, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

b. Lydia6 Thomson, born on 2 Oct. 1789 in Middleborough,[34] married Capt. Timothy Drew, of Duxbury, on 17 Dec 1809 in Middleborough.[35] She was also mentioned in the 1831 will of her father. They were probably living in Kingston, MA, in the 1820 federal census,[36] but they had a son whose birth was recorded in Middleborough in 1823.[37] He supposedly died on 20 Nov. 1828 in Middleborough,[38] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and she died on 7 Feb. 1870, aged 80 years, 4 months, 5 days,[39] but no probate records were filed for her estate in Plymouth County either, and she was not found in Middleborough in the 1850 or 1860 federal censuses.

c. Solomon6 Thomson (Jr.), born on 25 Sept. 1791 in Middleborough,[40] married 1.) Harriot Thomson, daughter of Isaac and Lucy (Sturtevant) Thomson, of Middleborough,[41] in ca. 1817.[42] She was born on 19 Dec. 1795 in Middleborough.[43] They were living near his parents in Middleborough, MA, in the 1820 federal census,[44] and then moved to Kingston, MA, where they were living in the 1830 federal census.[45] She died on 20 Sept. 1833 in Kingston, of “child bed,”[46] and he remarried to 2.) Mary “Polly” (McLauthlen) Simmons, daughter of Elisha and Olive (Wright) McLauthlen, of Kingston,[47] and widow of Peleg Simmons, of Kingston,[48] on 20 July 1834 in Plympton.[49] She was born on 4 Dec. 1793 in Kingston.[50] They were living in Kingston, MA, in the 1840 federal census.[51] He died intestate on 3 Mar. 1860 in Kingston, aged 76 years, 4 months, of “pulmonary consumption,”[52] and Albert Thompson, of West Roxbury, Norfolk County, was granted administration of his estate on 21 May 1860, as requested by the widow and heirs at law.[53]

d. Mercy6 Thomson, born on 15 June 1794 in Middleborough,[54] married George Atwood, son of Ichabod and Hannah (Shaw) Atwood,[55] of Middleborough, on 2 Nov. 1814 in Middleborough.[56] He was born on 16 Aug. 1790 in Middleborough.[57] They were living near her parents in Middleborough, MA, in the 1820,[58] 1830,[59] and 1840 federal censuses,[60] and in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census,[61] the 1855 state census,[62] the 1860 federal census,[63] and the 1865 state census,[64] where he was a farmer. She died on 3 Nov. 1873 in Middleborough, aged 79 years, 4 months, 18 days, of heart disease,[65] and he died a widower on 9 Jan. 1883 in Middleborough, aged 92 years, 4 months, 24 days.[66]

e. Calvin6 Thomson, born on 29 Oct. 1796 in Middleborough,[67] married Margaretta “Margaret” Richardson, daughter of Thomas Richardson, of Boston, in 1821.[68] She was born ca. 1798 in MA.[69] They were probably living in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, in the 1830 federal census,[70] and in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a carpenter.[71] He died on 8 June 1853 in North Bridgewater, aged 57 years, 7 months, 9 days, of a tumor,[72] but no probate records were filed for his estate. She was still living in North Bridgewater, MA, with their son Edward Thompson in the 1860 federal census,[73] and she died a widow on 25 Jan. 1867 in Middleborough, aged 70 years,[74] but no probate records were filed for her estate.

f. Capt. Jacob6 Thomson “2d”, born on 3 Oct. 1801 in Middleborough,[75] married Nancy Russell Tinkham, daughter of Levi and Mary “Polly” (Foster) Tinkham, of Middleborough,[76] on 15 Sept. 1830 in Middleborough.[77] She was born on 22 Oct. 1807 in Middleborough.[78] They were living next door to his father in Middleborough, MA, in the 1840 federal census,[79] his widowed mother was living with them in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census,[80] and they were living in Middleborough in the 1855 state census,[81] and the 1860 federal census,[82] where he was a farmer. She died by 1865, and he was still living in Middleborough in the 1865 state census.[83] He was executor of his father’s estate in 1844. He died testate on 29 Jan. 1879 in Bridgewater, MA, aged 77 years, 3 months, 26 days, of heart disease,[84] his will dated 1 Mar. 1877, and probated on 24 Feb. 1879, mentioned his wife Joanna Thompson, his son Virgil Thompson, his daughter Emma Darling, wife of Leander A. Darling, and his grandchildren Ida Darling and Gracy Darling, children of his deceased daughter Helen Darling, and he named Robert E. Smith, of Bridgewater, as executor of his estate.[85] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.)

        2555    ii   Benjamin5 Tomson/Thomson, born on 30 Mar. 1764 in Middleborough,[86] married Mary “Polly” Bourne, daughter of Capt. Abner and Mary (Torrey) Bourne,[87] on 31 Aug. 1788 in Middleborough.[88] She was born on 6 Dec. 1766 in Middleborough.[89] At the age of 16 he was on a list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army from Middleborough in July 1780 under Capt. Abner Howard, and also served as a Private in Capt. Thomas Turner’s Company in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.[90] They were living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father, Jacob Thomson,[91] in the 1800 federal census,[92] next door to his brother Solomon Thompson in the 1810 federal census,[93] and in the 1820,[94] 1830,[95] and 1840 federal censuses, where he was a Revolutionary War Veteran.[96] They were still living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[97] He died on 13 Sept. 1851 in Middleborough,[98] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County. She was living in Middleborough in the 1855 state census with her daughter, Freelove T. Rounseville,[99] and she died a widow on 3 Oct. 1858 in Middleborough, aged 91 years, 10 months, of “lung fever,”[100] and was also buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, but no probate records were filed for her estate. They had children:

a. Betsy/Betsey6 Wild Thomson, born on 20 Nov. 1789 in Middleborough,[101] married Wilkes Wood, Esq., son of Ebenezer and Sally (Bennett) Wood, of Middleborough,[102] as his second wife, on 4 Dec. 1808 in Middleborough.[103] He was born in 1770,[104] was a Justice of the Peace in Middleborough, and had married first to Betsy Tinkham,[105] who died on 21 Sept. 1803 in Middleborough, aged 24 years.[106] Son Wilkes Wood was named as executor in the will of his mother, Sally Wood, of Middleborough, in 1811.[107] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1820 federal census.[108] Betsey W. (Thomson) Wood died on 12 Dec. 1822 in Middleborough, aged 33 years, 22 days,[109] and he remarried again to Lucy (Nichols) Cushing, widow of Christopher Cushing, of Scituate, MA,[110] on 26 Sept. 1827 in Scituate.[111] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1830,[112] and 1840 federal censuses.[113] He died testate on 1 Oct. 1843 in Middleborough, aged 73 years, 2 months, 11 days,[114] his will dated 3 Jan. 1843, and probated on 5 Dec. 1843, mentioned his wife Lucy C. Wood, daughters Betsey T. Leonard and Sally Leonard, deceased daughter Clarinda Leonard, sons Cornelius B. Wood, William H. Wood, Charles W. Wood, and Joseph P. Wood, unmarried daughters Emely L. Wood and Mary T. Wood, and Elizabeth Studley, and he named his two oldest sons, Cornelius B. Wood and William H. Wood, as executors of his estate.[115] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of his will.) Lucy (Nichols) (Cushing) Wood died a widow on 26 Sept. 1848 in Middleborough, aged 60 years, 11 months, 20 days.[116]

b. Mary6 “Polly” Bourne Thomson, born on 4 Oct. 1792 in Middleborough,[117] married Capt. Ebenezer Pickens, son of Samuel and Matilda (Briggs) Pickens, of Middleborough,[118] on 3 Oct. 1813 in Middleborough.[119] He was born on 6 Oct. 1787 in Middleborough.[120] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1820,[121] 1830,[122] 1840,[123] and 1850 federal censuses,[124] the 1855 state census,[125] and the 1860 federal census,[126] where he was a farmer. He was appointed as administrator of the estate of her uncle, Maj. Thomas Bennett, in 1846. She died on 27 Nov. 1865 in Middleborough, aged 73 years, 1 month, 23 days,[127] and he died on 16 May 1868 in Middleborough, aged 80 years, 8 months, 10 days.[128]

c. Benjamin Thomson (Jr.), a twin, born on 22 May 1795 in Middleborough,[129] died on 13 June 1795 in Middleborough,[130] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough.

d. Sally6 Thomson, a twin, born on 22 May 1795 in Middleborough,[131] married Capt. James6 Manning Leonard, of Middleborough, son of David5 and Molly (Hall) Leonard, of Bridgewater,[132] on 1 Jan. 1815 in Middleborough.[133] He was a grandson of Joseph4 and Mary (Packard) Leonard (Jr.), of Bridgewater.[134] The will of David Leonard, of Bridgewater, dated 31 Aug. 1809, and proved on 3 Jan. 1814, mentioned his son James Manning, among others.[135] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1820 federal census.[136] She died on 17 Nov. 1822 in Middleborough, aged 27 years,[137] and he remarried to Clarinda Wood, daughter of Wilkes and Betsy (Tinkham) Wood, of Middleborough,[138] in 1826.[139] She was born on 27 July 1799 in Middleborough.[140] They were living in Middleborough in the 1830 federal census.[141] She died on 28 Apr. 1832 in Middleborough, aged 32 years,[142] and deceased daughter Clarinda Leonard was mentioned in the 1843 will of her father, Wilkes Wood. James M. Leonard supposedly died in Nov. 1847 in IL.[143]

e. Abner6 Bourne Thomson, born on 22 Sept. 1797 in Middleborough,[144] moved to Brunswick ME, and married Eliza Williams, of Taunton, on 14 Oct. 1821 in Middleborough.[145] She was born on 24 Jan. 1801 in Taunton, MA.[146] They were living in Brunswick, Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1840,[147] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a lumberman.[148] She died on 2 Sept. 1852 in Brunswick, ME,[149] and he was still living in Brunswick, ME, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a merchant.[150] He died on 4 Aug. 1871 in Brunswick, ME,[151] and they were both buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, ME.

f. Freelove6 Thomson, born on 2 Dec. 1800 in Middleborough,[152] married Gamaliel Rounseville, of Middleborough, son of Philip Rounseville,[153] on 8 Feb. 1825 in Middleborough.[154] He was born on ca. 10 Oct. 1776 in Freetown, MA.[155] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1830,[156] 1840,[157] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a merchant.[158] He died on 17 July 1853 in Middleborough, aged 76 years, 9 months, 7 days, of “apoplexy, out overnight fishing,”[159] and she was still living in Middleborough in the 1860 federal census.[160] She died a widow on 4 Dec. 1862, aged 62 years, of chronic bronchitis.[161]

g. Benjamin6 Thomson (Jr.), born on 25 Nov. 1803 in Middleborough,[162] died on 26 Feb. 1846 in Middleborough,[163] and was also buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough.

h. James Davis Thomson, born on 31 Oct. 1807 in Middleborough,[164] marriage not found.

        2556   iii   Mercy5 Tomson/Thomson, a twin, born on 17 June 1766 in Middle­borough,[165] mar­ried Capt. Thomas Emberly/Emberley Gage, of South Carolina, on 27 May 1798 in Middleborough.[166] He was born ca. 1764.[167] Daughter Mercy Gage was mentioned in her father’s 1801 will. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1800 federal census,[168] and in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1810,[169] 1820,[170] and 1840 federal censuses,[171] where he was a farmer. He died on 28 Nov. 1846 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, aged 82 years,[172] and she died on 11 Dec. 1846 in Augusta, ME, aged 80 years,[173] they were both buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Augusta, ME. They had children:

a. Dr. Thomas Emberley Gage (Jr.), born on 10 Mar. 1799 in Middleborough,[174] married Anna Fearing Haskell, daughter Jesse and Zeruiah (Burgess) Haskell,[175] on 6 Aug. 1828 in Rochester, MA.[176] She was born on 29 Mar. 1806 in Rochester.[177] They were living in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, in the 1830 federal census,[178] in New York City, NY, in the 1840 federal census,[179] and with the family of George W. and Martha D. Haskell in Rochester, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a physician.[180] She died on 21 Aug. 1857 in Rochester, MA,[181] and he died on 18 Apr. 1865 in Rochester, aged 65 years, 1 month, 9 days,[182] and they were both buried in Center Cemetery in Rochester, MA, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

b. Mercy Emberley Gage, born on 8 Oct. 1802 in Bridgewater, MA,[183] married Mark Fisher on 27 Dec. 1829 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[184] He was born on 1 Nov. 1805 in Hillsborough Co., NH.[185] She died in 1832 in Winthrop, ME,[186] and was buried in Maple Cemetery in Winthrop, ME, and he remarried to her sister, Virtue Woodbury Emberley Gage, on 12 Feb. 1834 in Kennebec Co., ME,[187] and they moved to Mercer Co., NJ.

c. Joshua Emberley Gage, born on 8 Apr. 1804 in Bridgewater,[188] married Julia Ann Rice on 6 Apr. 1827 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME.[189] They were living in Waterville, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1840 federal census.[190]

d. Susanna Emberley Gage, born on 9 Feb. 1806 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME,[191] married Alden Rice, son of John and Mehitable (Packard) Rice,[192] on 6 Nov. 1834 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME.[193] He was born on 18 July 1804 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME.[194] They were living in Hallowell, ME, in the 1840,[195] and 1850 federal censuses,[196] and in Farmingdale, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1860 federal census,[197] where he was a farmer. She died on 22 May 1876 in Farmingdale, Kennebec Co., ME, aged 70 years,[198] and he died on 31 Dec. 1881 in Hallowell, ME, aged 77 years,[199] and they were both buried in Carter Cemetery in Farmingdale, ME.

e. Jacob Thompson Emberley Gage, born on 29 May 1807 in Augusta, ME.[200]

f. Virtue Woodbury Emberley Gage, born on 1 Aug. 1809 in Augusta, ME,[201] married Mark Fisher, widower of her sister Mercy, on 12 Feb. 1834 in Kennebec Co., ME.[202] He was born on 1 Nov. 1805 in Hillsborough Co., NH.[203] They were living in the East Ward, City of Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ, in the 1850 federal census, where he was an anvil manufacturer.[204] He died on 3 Feb. 1871 in Princeton, Mercer Co., NJ,[205] and was buried in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, NJ.

g. Elizabeth Barker/Parker Emberley Gage, born on 3 Aug. 1813 in Augusta, ME.[206]

        2557   iv   Elisabeth5 Tomson/Thomson, a twin, born on 17 June 1766 in Middle­borough,[207] mar­ried 1.) Josiah Barker, of Pembroke, MA, on 26 May 1785 in Middleborough.[208] He died intestate in 1789 in Pembroke, and her father, Jacob Tomson, Gentleman, of Middleborough, was granted administration of his estate on 4 May 1789, which was found insolvent.[209] She remarried to 2.) Deacon Daniel Wild, of Boston, as his second wife,[210] on 20 Aug. 1789 in Middleborough.[211] She was called Elizabeth Wild in her father’s 1801 will. They were probably living in Boston, MA, in the 1810 federal census.[212] She died on 9 June 1812 in Bridgewater, aged 45 years,[213] and was buried in Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater, MA. He was probably the Daniel Wild who died on 18 Mar. 1835 in Boston, aged 72 years,[214] and was buried in Granary Burying Ground in Boston.

        2558    v   Ruth5 “Ruthy” Tomson/Thomson, born on 7 July 1768 in Middleborough,[215] mar­ried Maj. Thom­as Bennett, son of Jacob and Hope (Nelson) Bennett, of Middleborough,[216] on 19 Aug. 1793 in Middleborough.[217] He was a twin, born on 28 June 1765 in Middleborough,[218] a grandson of Nehemiah and Mercy3 (Tomson) Bennet, of Middleborough,[219] and they were second cousins.[220] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1800,[221] 1810,[222] 1820,[223] 1830,[224] and 1840 federal censuses.[225] She was called Ruth Bennet in her father’s 1801 will. He died intestate on 30 May 1846 in Middlebor­ough, aged 80 years, 11 months, 2 days,[226] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough. Ebenezer Pickens, of Middleborough, was appointed as administrator of his estate, as requested by the widow and heirs of the estate, on 4 Aug. 1846.[227] She was still living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1850 federal census,[228] and the 1855 state census with her sister, Freelove Crocker.[229] She died a widow on 17 Oct. 1863 in Middle­borough, aged 95 years, 2 months, 10 days, “failing for a few months,”[230] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, but no probate records were filed for her estate. They had children:

a. Ruth Thomson Bennett, born on 19 Nov. 1794 in Middleborough,[231] married William Gisby, son of Edward Gisby, of Middleborough on 28 Apr. 1825 in Middleborough.[232] He was born ca. 1793 in MA.[233] He was probably the Wm. Gisher living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1830 federal census,[234] and they were living near her parents in Middleborough in the 1840 federal census,[235] and in the 1850 federal census,[236] the 1855 state census,[237] and the 1865 state census,[238] where he was a farmer. He died on 20 Apr. 1870 in Middleborough, aged 77 years, 8 months,[239] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and she died a widow on 22 Aug. 1880 in Middleborough, aged 85 years, 9 months, 3 days, of cancer.[240]

b. Betsy Bennett, born on 25 Apr. 1797 in Middleborough,[241] probably never married. She was still unmarried and living with her widowed mother, Ruth Bennett, in the house of her brother Jacob Bennett in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census, with her mother and aunt Freelove Crocker in Middleborough in the 1855 state census, and with her brother John Bennett in Middleborough in the 1865 state census.

c. Jacob Bennett “2d”, born on 30 Apr. 1801 in Middleborough,[242] married Hannah B. Tinkham, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Morrison) Tinkham,[243] on 23 Mar. 1831 in Middleborough.[244] They were living next door to his father in Middleborough in the 1840 federal census,[245] and in the 1850 federal census,[246] 1855 state census,[247] where he was a farmer. They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1865 state census, where he was a farmer.[248] She died on 4 Dec. 1865 in Middleborough, aged 57 years, 3 months, of “dropsy,”[249] and he died testate on 28 Dec. 1865 in Middleborough, aged 64 years, 7 months,[250] and they were both buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, his will dated 31 Jan. 1863, and probated on 22 Jan. 1866, mentioned his wife Hannah B. Bennett, sons Grover Bennett and Earl Bennett, and grandson George Alton Cox, and he named Ichabod F. Atwood, Esquire, as executor of his estate.[251] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.)

d. John Bennett, born on 1 Sept. 1809 in Middleborough,[252] never married. He was still unmarried and living with his widowed mother, Ruth Bennett, in the house of his brother Jacob Bennett in Middleborough in the 1850 federal census, and with his mother and aunt Freelove Crocker in Middleborough in the 1855 state census. He was still living in Middleborough in the 1865 state census, with his sister Betsey Bennett, where he was a farmer.[253] He died on 5 Oct. 1892 in Middleborough, aged 83 years, 1 month, of heart failure.[254]

        2559   vi   Jacob5 Tomson/Thomson (4th), born on 4 Nov. 1771 in Middleborough,[255] married Mercy Waterman, probably daughter of Freeman and Joanna (Tomson) Waterman, of Hali­fax, MA,[256] on 19 Nov. 1795 in Halifax.[257] She was born on 3 Feb. 1774 in Halifax.[258] They were living in Middleborough, MA, near his brother Solomon Thompson in the 1810,[259] 1820,[260] 1830,[261] and 1840 federal censuses.[262] He was called “Boston Jacob,” and he died intes­tate on 23 Dec. 1848 in Middleborough, aged 77 years,[263] and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough. His widow requested that Daniel Crocker, of North Bridgewater, be granted administration of his estate on 3 Apr. 1849.[264] His inventory was valued at only $58.50, and his widow Mercy Thompson was granted the entire amount for her necessaries on 3 July 1849.[265] She died in Aug. 1860 in Beliot, Rock Co., WI, aged 86 years,[266] and was buried on 23 Aug. 1860 in Oakwood Cemetery in Beliot, WI. They had children:

a. Nabby Waterman Thomson, born on 11 Aug. 1797 in Middleborough,[267] marriage not found.

b. Mercy6 Freeman Thomson, born on 7 July 1815 in Middleborough,[268] died on 25 Mar. 1842 in Middleborough,[269] presumably unmarried, and was buried in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough.

c. (Probably others)

        2560  vii   Freelove5 Tomson/Thomson, born on 8 Dec. 1780 in Middleborough,[270] married Perez Crocker, son of Heman and Lydia (Churchill) Crocker,[271] of Carver, MA, on 12 Oct. 1800 in Middleborough.[272] He was born on 1 Dec. 1779 in Carver,[273] a grandson of Daniel and Susanna5 (Dunham) Crocker, of Plympton,[274] and of Capt. Perez and Deborah (Thayer) Churchill,[275] of Middleborough. They moved to North Bridge­water in 1802, and they were living in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810, [276] and 1820 federal censuses,[277] and in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1830,[278] 1840,[279] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a “hatter.”[280] He died testate on 13 June 1854 in North Bridgewater or Middleborough, aged 74 years, of “erysipelas,”[281] his will dated 16 July 1845, with a codicil dated 21 June 1852, and probated in July 1854, mentioned his wife Freelove, his daughter Louisa, wife of Charles Gurney, his sons Daniel, Edward, Charles, and Frederick, and his grandson William Henry, and he named his son Daniel Crocker as executor of his estate.[282] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will.) She was living in Middleborough in the 1855 state census with her sister, Ruth Bennet,[283] and Freelove (Tomson) Crocker died a widow on 27 Nov. 1860 in Mid­dleborough, aged 80 years,[284] and was buried in Union Cemetery in North Bridgewater, MA, but no probate records were filed for her estate. They had children:

a. Louisa Crocker, born on 22 Jan. 1802 in Middleborough,[285] married Capt. Charles Gurney, of Abington, son of Capt. Zechariah and Matilda (Packard) Gurney (3rd), of North Bridgewater,[286] on 1 Jan. 1823 in North Bridgewater.[287] He was born on 17 Oct. 1798 in Bridgewater.[288] They were living in Abington, MA, in the 1830 federal census,[289] but he was not a head of household in Abington, MA, in the 1840 federal census. They were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1850 federal census, with the family of Eleazer C. Sherman, where he was a farmer.[290] She died on 21 July 1860 in North Bridgewater, aged 58 years, 6 months, of “cancer on the womb.”[291] He remarried to Stella Snell, daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca (Conant) Snell, of Bridgewater,[292] on 1 Jan. 1862 in North Bridgewater.[293] She was born on 19 Dec. 1803 in Bridgewater.[294] He died on 23 Feb. 1885 in Bridgewater, aged 87 years, of kidney disease.[295]

b. Daniel Crocker, born on 5 June 1804 in North Bridgewater,[296] married Susannah Cole, daughter of Ephraim and (2571) Susanna “Sukey” (Packard) Cole (3rd),[297] on 5 Aug. 1827 in North Bridgewater.[298] She was born on 21 Oct. 1808 in Bridgewater.[299] They were living next door to his parents in North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1830 federal census,[300] and in North Bridgewater in the 1840,[301] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a shoe cutter.[302] He was administrator of his uncle Jacob Thompson’s estate in 1849, and executor of his father’s estate in 1854. She died on 10 Apr. 1853 in North Bridgewater, aged 43 years, 6 months, of “consumption,”[303] and he committed suicide, intestate, on 7 Mar. 1871 in North Bridgewater, aged 66 years, 9 months, of “insanity,”[304] and Charles C. Bixby, of North Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 27 Mar. 1871.[305]

c. William Henry Crocker, born on 2 Jan. 1807 in North Bridgewater,[306] married Lucy H. Allen, of Halifax, MA, on 16 Aug. 1829 in Halifax,[307] and they moved to New Bedford, MA. She was born ca. 1811,[308] and died on 30 Sept. 1836 in New Bedford, aged 25 years.[309] He died on 27 July 1844 in New Bedford, aged 37 years.[310]

d. Bianca “Biancy” Jane Crocker, born on 22 Feb. 1810 in North Bridgewater,[311] married Cyrus Hooper, of New Bedford, son of William and Mary “Polly” (Tilson) Hooper (3rd), of Bridgewater,[312] on 24 Oct. 1831 in North Bridgewater.[313] He was born on 13 Nov. 1807 in Bridgewater.[314] She died on 14 Jan. 1837 and was buried in Bridgewater;[315] she was not mentioned in her father’s 1845 will. He died a widower on 25 July 1854 in Bridgewater, aged 46 years, 8 months, of “disease of heart.”[316]

e. Edward Crocker, born on 16 Mar. 1814 in North Bridgewater,[317] married Caroline H. Blackmer, daughter of William and Nancy (Smith) Blackmer, of New Bedford, MA,[318] on 3 Feb. 1840 in New Bedford.[319] She was born on ca. 18 Mar. 1819 in New Bedford.[320] They were living in New Bedford, MA, in the 1840 federal census.[321] He was mentioned in the 1845 will of his father, and was a surety to Charles C. Bixby on the administration of the estate of his brother Daniel Crocker in 1871. She died on 20 Mar. 1880 in Brockton, MA, aged 61 years, 2 days, of “chronic hepatitis,”[322] and he died on 6 July 1892 in Brockton, aged 78 years, 3 months, 20 days, as a “result of cerebral hemorrhage.”[323]

f. Charles Byron Crocker, born on 29 Apr. 1818 in North Bridgewater,[324] married Maria W. Cowell, daughter of William and Ruth (Lovell) Cowell, of Wrentham, MA,[325] on 14 May 1839 in Wrentham.[326] She may have been the Waity Maria Cowell, daughter of William and Ruth Cowell, born on 3 Apr. 1820 in Wrentham.[327] He was also a surety to Charles C. Bixby on the administration of the estate of his brother Daniel Crocker in 1871. He died on 2 Sept. 1882 in Brockton, MA, aged 63 years, 11 months, 4 days, of “typhoid pneumonia,”[328] and she died a widow on 13 Mar. 1709 in Brockton, aged 86 years, 11 months, 10 days, of “chronic heart aff.”[329]

g. Frederick Crocker, born on 7 Apr. 1821 in North Bridgewater,[330] mentioned in the 1845 will of his father.

 

 

(958.) Esther Phinney, sixth daughter of (359) Mercy5 Washburn, (110) Josiah4, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 23 May 1751,[331] married Barnabas Curtis, son of Ashley Curtis, of Stoughton, MA, on 6 June 1774 in North Bridgewater.[332] He was born ca. 1752,[333] baptized on 12 July 1752 in North Bridgewater,[334] and they lived in North Bridgewater. Barnabas Curtis was living in Bridgewater in the 1790,[335] and 1800 federal censuses,[336] and in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810,[337] and 1820 federal censuses.[338] He died testate on 28 Sept. 1821 in North Bridgewater, aged 69 years,[339] his will dated 22 Aug. 1821, and probated on 2 Oct. 1821, mentioned his unnamed wife, daughter Olive, sons Isaac Curtis and Bela Curtis, and grandsons Josiah Curtis and Samuel Tribou, and he named Jesse Perkins Jr. as executor of his estate.[340] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.)

         Esther Phinney and Barnabas Curtis had chil­dren:

        2561     i   Barza Curtis, baptized on 30 Apr. 1775 in North Bridgewater,[341] proba­bly died young, not mentioned in his father’s will.

        2562    ii   Olive Curtis, born on 20 Oct. 1776 in Bridgewater, baptized on 10 Nov. 1776 in North Bridgewater,[342] married Seth Kingman, son of Henry and Abigail (White) (Copeland) Kingman (Jr.), as his third wife,[343] on 14 Oct. 1833 in North Bridgewater.[344] He was born on 7 July 1757 in Bridgewater,[345] and had married first to (2111) Judith6 Washburn, daughter of (787) Jabez5 and Mary (Sherman) Washburn (Jr.), of Kingston, MA,[346] in 1787,[347] and secondly to Jen­net5 “Jenny” Edson, daughter of William4 and Martha (Howard) Edson,[348] on 18 Apr. 1811 in North Bridgewater.[349] He died intestate on 18 Feb. 1843 in North Bridgewater, aged 86 years,[350] and Benjamin Kingman, of North Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 4 Apr. 1843.[351] Olive (Curtis) Kingman was living alone in North Bridgewater in the 1850,[352] and 1860 federal censuses.[353] She died a widow on 12 Aug. 1869 in North Bridgewater, aged 92 years, 9 months, 22 days.[354]

        2563   iii   Cyrus Curtis, baptized on 12 Apr. 1778 in North Bridgewater,[355] proba­bly died young, not mentioned in his father’s will.

        2564   iv   Hannah Curtis, born on 15 Apr. 1780 in Bridgewater, baptized on 14 May 1780 in North Bridgewater, married Alpha/Alpheus Tribou, son of Amasa and Molly (Pratt) Tribou,[356] on 10 Oct. 1803 in North Bridge­water.[357] He was born on 8 Mar. 1782 in Bridgewater.[358] She died by 1809, and he remarried to Ruth Clark, of Hanover, MA, in 1809,[359] and moved to Maine,[360] but he died on 20 Sept. 1838, aged 57 years, and was buried in Union Cemetery in North Bridgewater, MA.[361]

        2565    v   Bela Curtis, a twin, born on 19 June 1782 in Bridgewater, baptized on 14 July 1782 in North Bridgewater,[362] married 1.) Kezia Lincoln, daugh­ter of Gideon and Martha (Perkins) Lincoln, of North Bridgewater,[363] on 19 Jan. 1803 in North Bridgewater.[364] She was born on 4 July 1785 in Bridgewater,[365] and they were living in the East Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810,[366] and 1820 federal censuses,[367] and in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1830 federal census.[368] She died on 2 July 1837 in North Bridgewater, aged almost 52 years,[369] and he remarried to 2.) Nancy (White) Knapp, probably daughter of Daniel and Anna White, and widow of Philip Knapp Jr., of Raynham,[370] on 12 Nov. 1843 in North Bridgewater.[371] She was born on 21 July 1785 in Raynham.[372] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1840,[373] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[374] He died intestate on 20 Jan. 1856 in North Bridgewater, aged 73 years, 7 months, 1 day, of “erysipelas,”[375] and his widow Nancy Curtis, of North Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 22 Feb. 1856.[376] She died on 6 Jan. 1858 in North Bridgewater, aged 72 years, 5 months, 16 days, of cancer.[377] He had children by Kezia Lincoln:

a. Josiah W. Curtis, born on 13 Aug. 1803, probably in East Bridgewater,[378] marriage not found, possibly died young.

b. Mira/Myra Curtis, born on 15 Mar. 1805 in East Bridgewater,[379] never married. She was probably the female aged 30-39 years in his household in North Bridgewater in the 1840 federal census, and was still unmarried and living with her father in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, and next door to her sister and brother-in-law, Levi W. and Esther Holbrook, with the family of Lucian and Elvira Leach in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census.[380] She died on 7 Sept. 1883 in Brockton, MA, aged 78 years, 5 months, 23 days, of “mitral insufficiency.”[381]

c. Bezar Curtis, born on 16 June 1806, probably in East Bridgewater,[382] marriage not found, possibly died young.

d. Thomas Madison Curtis, born on 30 Oct. 1808, probably in East Bridgewater,[383] married Abigail Kingman Packard, daughter of Jacob and Hannah (Kingman) Packard, of North Bridgewater,[384] on 15 Oct. 1829 in North Bridgewater.[385] She was born on 11 May 1808 in North Bridgewater.[386]

e. Barnabas Curtis, born on 14 Feb. 1810, probably in East Bridgewater,[387] marriage not found, possibly died young.

f. Alanson Curtis, born on 14 Feb. 1812, probably in East Bridgewater,[388] married 1.) Mary D. Hayden, of Quincy, MA, on 9 May 1839 in North Bridgewater.[389] She died on 11 July 1842 in North Bridgewater, aged 23 years,[390] and he remarried to 2.) Laura Ann (Bonney) Thayer, daughter of Roland and Thirza H. (Beals) Bonney,[391] and widow of Marcus Thayer,[392] on 3 Jan. 1847 in North Bridgewater.[393] She was born on 23 Dec. 1824 in Hanson, MA.[394] They were living in Newark, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census,[395] and in Sodus, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1860,[396] and 1870 federal censuses,[397] where he was a shoemaker.

g. Esther Curtis, born on 6 Aug. 1813 in East Bridgewater,[398] married Levi W. Holbrook, of North Bridgewater, son of Nehemiah and Sarah Holbrook, of Braintree, MA,[399] on 6 Oct. 1832 in Bridgewater.[400] He was born in 1807 in Braintree.[401] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1840,[402] 1850,[403] 1860,[404] and 1870 federal censuses,[405] where he was a cabinet maker. She died on 26 Aug. 1881 in Brockton, MA, aged 68 years, 20 days, of “cardiac disease,”[406] and he died a widower on 1 Oct. 1888 in Brockton, aged 81 years, 3 months, 17 days.[407]

h. Patty Perkins Curtis, born on 13 Sept. 1816 in Bridgewater,[408] died on 18 Dec. 1818 in North Bridgewater, aged 2 years, 3 months.[409]

i. Bela Curtis (Jr.), born on 23 Feb. 1822 in North Bridgewater,[410] married Abigail “Abby” G. Clark, daughter of John and Mary Clark, on 4 Mar. 1849 in North Bridgewater.[411] She was born ca. 1823 in MA or ME.[412] They were living with his brother Alanson Curtis in Newark, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census, where he was also a shoemaker, and they were living in Sodus, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a shoemaker, and his cousin Theodore L. Curtis was living with them.[413] He probably died by 1870, but no probate records were found for him in Wayne Co., NY, and she was still living in Lyons, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1870 federal census.[414]

        2566   vi   Beza Curtis, a twin, born on 19 June 1782 in Bridgewater, baptized on 14 July 1782 in North Bridgewater,[415] probably died young.

        2567  vii   Isaac Curtis, born on 15 June 1786 in Bridgewater, baptized on 9 July 1786 in North Bridgewater,[416] married 1.) Mehitabel Wales, daughter of John and Mehitabel (Howard) Wales,[417] on 26 Jan. 1806 in North Bridgewater.[418] She was born ca. 1789 in MA.[419] They were living in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1820 federal census,[420] and in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1830,[421] 1840,[422] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a farmer.[423] She died by 1855, and he remarried to 2.) Betsey Sherman (Prince) Doten, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Sherman) Prince, of Kingston,[424] and widow of David Doten, of Bridgewater,[425] on 9 Aug. 1855 in North Bridgewater.[426] She was born on 11 Aug. 1809 in Kingston.[427] They were living in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census, where he was a retired farmer.[428] He died testate on 11 Apr. 1867 in North Bridgewater, aged 80 years, 9 months, 27 days, of heart disease,[429] his will dated 28 Mar. 1867, and probated on 13 May 1867, mentioned his wife Betsy S. Curtis, his grandson John W. Curtis, granddaughter Hannah Gurney, wife of Lucius Gurney, the children of deceased son Isaac F. Curtis, and son Theodore L. Curtis, and he named Jonas R. Perkins, Esq., as executor of his estate. His widow Betsey S. Curtis waived the provisions made for her in his will and claimed her right of dower in his estate on 27 May 1867.[430] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.) He had children by Mehitabel Wales:

a. John Wales Curtis, born on 2 Aug. 1806 in Bridgewater,[431] baptized on 18 July 1813 in North Bridgewater,[432] marriage not found, not mentioned in his father’s will.

b. Francis Curtis, born on 9 June 1808 in Bridgewater,[433] died on 24 Apr. 1811 in Bridgewater.[434]

c. Henry Kingman Curtis, born on 14 Jan. 1810 in Bridgewater,[435] baptized on 18 July 1813 in North Bridgewater,[436] married Samantha Dunbar, daughter of Jacob and Polly (Willis) Dunbar, of North Bridgewater,[437] on 13 Feb. 1831 in North Bridgewater.[438] She was born on 27 Feb. 1807 in North Bridgewater.[439] He died on 12 June 1859 in North Bridgewater, aged 49 years, 4 months, 29 days, of “angina pectoris,”[440] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and she was still living in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census.[441] She died a widow on 23 Nov. 1873 in North Bridgewater, aged 65 years, 8 months, 26 days, of “congestion of lungs.”[442]

d. Hannah Curtis, born on 5 Jan. 1812 in Bridgewater,[443] baptized on 13 July 1813 in North Bridgewater,[444] died on 14 Aug. 1814 in Bridgewater.[445]

e. Isaac F. Curtis, born on 12 Jan. 1815 in Bridgewater,[446] mentioned in the 1867 will of his father, married Mary Gurney, of Bridgewater, on 26 May 1836 in North Bridgewater.[447] She was born on 6 Mar. 1816.[448] They were living next door to his parents in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1840,[449] and 1850 federal censuses,[450] where he was a boot manufacturer, and in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[451] He died testate on 27 Dec. 1866 in North Bridgewater, aged 51 years, 11 months, 16 days, of “chronic laryngitis,”[452] his will dated 10 Dec. 1866, and probated on 14 Jan. 1867, mentioned his wife Mary G. Curtis, daughter Mary L. Curtis, and sons Charles H. Curtis and Otis F. Curtis, and he named his wife Mary G. Curtis as executrix of his estate.[453] (See Appendix [I] for a full transcription of his will.) She was still living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1870 federal census.[454]

f. Theodore L. Curtis, born ca. 1819 in Bridgewater,[455] mentioned in the 1867 will of his father, was still unmarried and living in Sodus, Wayne Co., NY, in the 1860 federal census, with the family of his cousin Bela Curtis (Jr.), where he was a shoemaker.[456]

        2568 viii   Josiah Washburn Curtis, born on 6 June 1794 in Bridge­water, baptized on 6 July 1794 in North Bridgewater,[457] possibly died young, not mentioned in his father’s 1821 will.

 

 

(959.) Kezia Phinney, seventh daughter of (359) Mercy5 Washburn, (110) Josiah4, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in Feb. 1753,[458] married Adin5 Packard, son of Ebenezer4 and Sarah (Perkins) Packard,[459] on 16 Nov. 1780 in North Bridgewater.[460] He was born on 18 Feb. 1754 in Bridgewater,[461] a grandson of David3 and Hannah (Ames) Packard, and of Mark Perkins.[462] He served as a Private in Capt. Josiah Hayden’s Company from Bridgewater in the fall of 1775, and in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.[463] Adin Packard was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Benjamin Packard,[464] and in the 1800 federal census,[465] in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810,[466] and 1820 federal censuses,[467] and in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1830 federal census.[468]

         Adin Packard died on 10 Sept. 1837 in North Bridgewater, aged 85 [sic] years,[469] but no probate records were filed for his estate. Kezia (Phinney) Packard died on 6 Jan. 1839 in North Bridgewater, aged 86 [sic] years.[470]

         Kezia Phinney and Adin Packard had children, order uncer­tain:

        2569     i   Lucy6 Packard, born on 1 Oct. 1781 in Bridgewater,[471] married Atherton Wild, son of Paul and Rachel (Thayer) Wild, of Braintree, MA,[472] on 22 Sept. 1808 in North Bridge­water.[473] He was born on 6 Apr. 1786 in Braintree,[474] and they were living in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1810,[475] 1820,[476] 1830,[477] 1840,[478] and 1850 federal census, where he was a stone cutter,[479] and in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[480] She died on 24 July 1866 in Braintree, aged 84 years, 9 months, 27 days,[481] and he was still living in Braintree, MA, in the 1870 federal census, where he was a retired stone cutter.[482] He died a widower on 9 July 1871 in Braintree, aged 85 years.[483] They probably had at least three children:

1. Atherton Thayer Wild, born on 26 Oct. 1812 in Braintree,[484] married Avis Ann Hobart, daughter of Elisha and Ruth T. (Wild) Hobart.[485] She was born in ca. June 1814 in Braintree, MA,[486] and they were living in Braintree next door to his father in the 1850 federal census, where he was a teacher,[487] and in the 1860 federal census, where he was a boot maker,[488] and the 1870 federal census, where he was a farmer.[489] She died on 18 Mar. 1882 in Braintree, aged 67 years, 9 months, of pneumonia,[490] and he died a widower on 13 May 1898 in Braintree, aged 85 years, 6 months, 17 days.[491]

2. Paul Wild, born on 24 Mar. 1816 in Braintree,[492] married Elisabeth (___), who was born ca. 1825 in MA,[493] and they were living in Braintree next door to Atherton T. Wild in the 1850 federal census, where he was a bootmaker.[494] She apparently died by 1860, and he was living with his brother Atherton T. Wild in Braintree in the 1860 federal census, where he was a boot maker, and the 1870 federal census, where he was a stone cutter. He died a widower on 23 Feb. 1904 in Braintree, aged 87 years, 10 months, 29 days, of “cardiac insufficiency i.e. heart disease.”[495]

3. Sarah Packard Wild, born on 19 Feb. 1827 in Braintree,[496] was still unmarried and living with her parents in the 1850 federal census in Braintree, married Cottington Nash, son of John and Hannah (Pratt) Nash, of Weymouth,[497] as his second wife, on 26 Oct. 1858 in Weymouth, MA.[498] He was born on 25 Jan. 1808 in Weymouth.[499] They were living in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1860,[500] and 1870 federal censuses,[501] where he was a boot manufacturer. He died on 12 May 1871 in Weymouth, MA, aged 63 years, 3 months, 17 days, of “dropsy,”[502] and she died a widow on 2 Sept. 1908 in Braintree, MA, aged 80 years, 6 months, 14 days, of heart disease.[503]

4. (Probably others)

        2570    ii   Capt. Adin6 Packard (Jr.), born ca. 1783 in Bridgewater,[504] married Sally Horton on 23 Apr. 1806 in North Bridgewater,[505] and moved to Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., NH.[506] Supposedly he inherited the house of his uncle, Benjamin Packard, who died in Bridgewater in 1808.[507] They were living next door to his parents in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810 federal census,[508] in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., NH, in the 1820,[509] and 1830 federal censuses,[510] and in Thornton, Grafton Co., NH, in the 1840,[511] and 1850 federal censuses,[512] where he was a farmer.

        2571   iii   Susanna6 “Sukey” Packard, born on ca. 4 Mar. 1790 in Bridgewater,[513] married Ephraim Cole (3rd), son of Ephraim and Si­lence (Webb) Cole (Jr.),[514] on 15 Dec. 1808 in North Bridge­water.[515] He was born in 1784,[516] baptized on 26 July 1784 in North Bridgewater.[517] They were living in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810,[518] 1820,[519] and 1830 federal censuses.[520] He died testate on 6 Apr. 1837 in North Bridgewater, aged 53 years,[521] his will dated 28 Oct. 1836, and probated in May 1837, mentioned his wife Susanna, daughter Susannah, wife of Daniel Crocker, and daughter Sophia, and he named Jesse Perkins, of North Bridgewater, as executor of his estate.[522] (See Appendix [J] for a full transcription of his will.) She died a widow, testate, on 23 Jan. 1865 in North Bridgewater, aged 74 years, 10 months, 19 days, of “dropsy,”[523] her will dated 13 Sept. 1853, and probated on 27 Feb. 1865, mentioned her granddaughters Alice and Susan, the daughters of Daniel Crocker, and her daughter Sophia, wife of Cephas Soule, and she named Cephas Soule as executor of her estate.[524] (See Appendix [K] for a full transcription of her will.) They had 2 daughters:

a. Susannah Cole, born on 21 Oct. 1808 in Bridgewater,[525] married Daniel Crocker, son of Perez and (2560) Freelove (Tomson) Crocker,[526] on 5 Aug. 1827 in North Bridgewater.[527] He was born on 5 June 1804 in North Bridgewater.[528] Daughter Susannah, wife of Daniel Crocker, was mentioned in the 1836 will of her father. They were living next door to his parents in North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1830 federal census,[529] and in North Bridgewater in the 1840,[530] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a shoe cutter.[531] She died on 10 Apr. 1853 in North Bridgewater, aged 43 years, 6 months, of “consumption,”[532] and he committed suicide, intestate, on 7 Mar. 1871 in North Bridgewater, aged 66 years, 9 months, of “insanity,”[533] and Charles C. Bixby, of North Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate on 27 Mar. 1871.[534]

b. Sophia Cole, born on ca. 26 Feb. 1820 in North Bridgewater,[535] married Cephas Soule, son of Aaron and Ruth (Sampson) Soule,[536] on 6 May 1846 in North Bridgewater.[537] He was born on 27 June 1819 in Plympton.[538] Daughter Sophia, wife of Cephas Soule, was mentioned in the 1853 will of her mother, and Cephas Soule was named as executor of her estate. She died on 13 Mar. 1888 in Brockton, MA, aged 68 years, 15 days, of “apoplexy,”[539] and he remarried to Sarah (Reed) Curtis, daughter of Josiah and Jeanette (Keith) Reed,[540] and widow of Hiram Curtis,[541] on 27 June 1894 in North Bridgewater.[542] She was born on 17 Sept. 1828 in East Bridgewater.[543] Cephas Soule died on 24 Sept. 1894 in Brockton, aged 75 years, 2 months, 27 days, of “chronic dysentery.”[544]

        2572   iv   Sally6 Packard, born on 18 Oct. 1795 in Bridgewater,[545] married Lt. Isaac Packard, son of Capt. Lemuel and Sarah (Hunt) Packard, of Bridgewater,[546] on 11 Mar. 1821 in North Bridgewater.[547] He was born on 13 Mar. 1796 in Bridgewater,[548] a grandson of William and Sarah (Richards) Packard.[549] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1830 federal census.[550] He died intestate on 8 Apr. 1837 in North Bridgewater, aged 41 years.[551] Heman Packard, of North Bridgewater, yeoman, was granted administration of his estate on 15 May 1837,[552] but he was discharged as the administrator, and Jesse Perkins was granted administration de bonis non of the estate of Isaac Packard, late of North Bridgewater, on 2 Oct. 1838.[553] She was still living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census,[554] and with her son George A. Packard in North Bridgewater in the 1860,[555] and 1870 federal censuses.[556] Sally (Packard) Packard died testate on 24 Nov. 1873 in Brockton, MA,[557] and they were both buried in Melrose Cemetery in Brockton, her will dated 10 Feb. 1862, and probated on 12 Jan. 1874, mentioned Esther, wife of Willard Packard, the children of her son Isaac Austin Packard, the children of her daughter Julia, and her son George A. Packard, who she named as executor of her estate.[558] (See Appendix [L] for a full transcription of her will.) They had children:

1. Isaac Austin Packard, born on 21 Dec. 1822 in North Bridgewater,[559] married Olive Lorain Snow, daughter of Martin and Anna (Wilbar) Snow,[560] on 2 June 1842 in North Bridgewater.[561] She was born on 27 Dec. 1823 in North Bridgewater.[562] He died, however, on 14 Oct. 1848 in North Bridgewater, aged 26 years.[563] She was living with her parents in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census,[564] and she remarried to Austin H. Snow, son of Austin and Louisa S. (Chipman) Snow, of North Bridgewater,[565] on 1 Jan. 1851 in North Bridgewater.[566] He was born on 8 Mar. 1828 in North Bridgewater.[567] She died on 7 Nov. 1883 in Lynn, MA, aged 60 years, 11 months, of “consumption,”[568] and he died a widower on 14 Jan. 1900 in Lynn, MA, aged 71 years, 10 months, 6 days, of heart disease, and was buried in Brockton, MA.[569]

2. George Adams Packard, born on 1 Sept. 1827 in North Bridgewater,[570] married Elizabeth Ann Carr, daughter of Simeon and Anna (Reynolds) Carr,[571] on 30 May 1847 in North Bridgewater.[572] She was born on 19 June 1828 in North Bridgewater.[573] They were living in North Bridgewater next door to his widowed mother in the 1850 federal census, where he was a boot manufacturer,[574] in the 1860 federal census, where he was a trader and farmer,[575] and in the 1870 federal census, where he was a grocer.[576] He was executor of his mother’s estate in 1874. He died on 31 July 1907 in Brockton, MA, aged 79 years, 10 months, 30 days, of “valvular disease of heart.”[577]

3. Julia Elisabeth Packard, born on 10 June 1831 in North Bridgewater,[578] married Henry Baylies, of North Bridgewater, son of Frederick and Velina (Worth) Baylies, of Edgartown, MA,[579] as his third wife, on 9 June 1853 in North Bridgewater.[580] He was born on 9 Sept. 1823 in Edgartown, MA,[581] and he was a lawyer. He died on 13 Dec. 1893 in Malden, MA, aged 71 years, of “appoplexy.”[582]

 

 

(960.) Bliss Phinney, eighth daughter of (359) Mercy5 Washburn, (110) Josiah4, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 30 Nov. 1754,[583] mar­ried Capt. Jesse Perkins, son of Mark and Dorothy? (Whipple) Perkins, as his second wife,[584] on 12 Nov. 1789 in North Bridgewater.[585] He was born in 1742,[586] baptized on 12 Dec. 1742 in North Bridgewater,[587] and had married first to Susanna Field, daughter of Dr. Daniel and Susanna (Thayer) Field (Jr.),[588] on 5 June 1769 in North Bridge­water.[589] He served as a Sergeant in Capt. Josiah Packard’s Company from Bridgewater in 1776, and as Lieutenant in Capt. Nathan Packard’s Company in 1778, and in 1780, during the Revolutionary War.[590]

         They were was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790,[591] and 1800 federal censuses.[592] Bliss (Phinney) Perkins died on  4 Mar. 1808 in North Bridge­water, aged 53 years,[593] and Capt. Jesse Perkins remarried again  to Sally Sylvester on 17 Aug. 1808 in North Bridgewater.[594] They were living in the North Parish of Bridgewater in the 1810 federal census.[595] He died testate on 27 Jan. 1826 in North Bridgewater, aged 83 years,[596] his will dated 13 June 1821, and probated on 4 Apr. 1826, mentioned his wife Sally Perkins, his two grandsons Anselm and Sidney Perkins, his daughter Rachel Perkins, and his son Jesse Perkins, whom he named as executor of his estate.[597] (See Appendix [M] for a full transcription of his will.)

         Bliss Phinney and Capt. Jesse Perkins had one son:[598]

        2573     i   Hon. Jesse Perkins (Jr.), Esq., born on 3 Jan. 1791 in Bridgewater,[599] baptized on 6 Feb. 1791 in North Bridgewater,[600] married Eliza­beth “Betsey” Crafts, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Mary “Polly” (Porter) Crafts,[601] of Lakeville, Middleborough, on 9 Nov. 1815 in Middleborough.[602] She was born on 13 June 1791 in Weymouth, MA,[603] and baptized on 3 July 1791 in Weymouth.[604] They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[605] He died intestate on 7 May 1857 in North Bridgewater, aged 66 years, 4 months, 4 days, of “erysipelas,”[606] and Frederick Crafts, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of his estate, as petitioned by Caroline B. Perkins, of North Bridgewater, who is the eldest child of the deceased, and her sisters, who informed the court that her mother has declined, in favor of her uncle Frederick Crafts, on 6 Oct. 1857, with Elizabeth Perkins, of North Bridgewater, and Eliphalet Porter Crafts, of Lexington, County of Middlesex, as sureties.[607] She was still living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1860 federal census, a housekeeper.[608] She died a widow on 25 Aug. 1870 in North Bridgewater, aged 79 years, 2 months, 12 days, of dysentery.[609] They had children:

1. Caroline Bliss Perkins born on 6 Oct. 1816 in North Bridgewater,[610] never married. She was still unmarried and living with her parents in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, with her widowed mother in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census, and with her brother Thomas C. Perkins in North Bridgewater in the 1870 federal census. She died on 1 Dec. 1906 in Brockton, MA, aged 90 years, 1 month, 25 days, of “senility.”[611]

2. Thomas Crafts Perkins, born on 28 July 1819 in North Bridgewater,[612] was still unmarried and living with his parents in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a teacher, and with his widowed mother in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census, a farmer, married Ruth T. Wales, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Wilde) Wales, of Braintree, MA,[613] before 1862. They were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1870 federal census, where he was a farmer.[614] He died on 22 Nov. 1898 in Brockton, aged 79 years, 3 months, 23 days,[615] and she died a widow on 1 Dec. 1903 in Brockton, aged 77 years, 1 month, 18 days, of “apoplexy.”[616]

3. Mary Porter Perkins, born on 2 Oct. 1821 in North Bridgewater,[617] married Edwin Willis Hewins, of Boston, son of Nathan and Anna C. Hewins, of Bridgewater, on 30 May 1844 in North Bridgewater.[618] He died, however, intestate, on 29 June 1849 in North Bridgewater, aged 28 years, 11 months, 23 days, of “disease of the heart,”[619] and his widow Mary P. Hewins, of North Bridgewater, declined the administration of his estate, and petitioned that her father Jesse Perkins be appointed as administrator, which was granted on 3 July 1849.[620] She was living with her widowed mother in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census. She died a widow on 17 Jan. 1903 in Brockton, MA, aged 81 years, of “paralysis–cerebral hemorrhage.”[621]

4. Frederick Perkins, born on 5 Nov. 1823 in North Bridgewater,[622] never married. He was still unmarried and living with his parents in North Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, and with his widowed mother in North Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census, a farmer. He died testate on 3 Nov. 1862 in North Bridgewater, aged 38 years, 11 months, 28 days, of “consumption,”[623] his will dated 30 Sept. 1862, with a codicil dated 1 Nov. 1862, and probated on 12 Jan. 1863, mentioned his brother Thomas C. Perkins, sisters Caroline B. Perkins, Mary P. Hewins, and Elizabeth Sargent, wife of Samuel A. Sargent, Ruth Perkins, the wife of Thomas C. Perkins, Frederic Perkins Staniels, son of James Staniels of Roxbury, Harriet Sargent, wife of George T. Sargent, Thaddeus E. Gifford of North Bridgewater, Thaddeus Gifford and his wife, of North Bridgewater, and Azel Perkins and Isaac Perkins, son of Azel Perkins, and he named his friend Frederic Howard, of North Bridgewater, as executor of his estate.[624] (See Appendix [N] for a full transcription of his will and codicil.)

5. Elizabeth Perkins, born on 31 Aug. 1825 in North Bridgewater,[625] married Samuel A. Sargent, son of John and Sarah “Sally” Sargent, on 4 Nov. 1845 in North Bridgewater.[626] He was born ca. 1819 in Chester, NH,[627] and they were living in North Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a painter,[628] and the 1860 federal census, where he was a carriage painter.[629] He died on 29 June 1869 in North Bridgewater, aged 49 years, of heart disease,[630] but no probate records were filed for his estate, and she died a widow on 17 Nov. 1910 in Brockton, MA, aged 85 years, 2 months, 17 days.[631]

 

 

(962.) John Phinney, second son of (359) Mercy5 Washburn, (110) Josiah4, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 5 Oct. 1760,[632] married Sarah5 Tomson, daugh­ter of Nathan4 and Mary4 (Harlow) Tomson, of Halifax, MA,[633] in ca. 1780,[634] and they lived in Middleborough. She was born on 16 Aug. 1762 in Hali­fax,[635] a grand­daugh­ter of Thomas3 and Martha4 (Soule) Tomson,[636] and of Deacon Robert3 and Susanna (Cole) Harlow, of Plymouth.[637]

         John Phinney died intes­tate on 2 Apr. 1785 in Middleborough, “just in his prime—nervous fever,” aged 24 years,[638] and was buried in Warrentown Cemetery in Middleborough, MA. Isaac Tomson junr., of Middleborough, was granted administration of his estate on 4 July 1784.[639] Sarah (Tomson) Phinney was living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[640] and she remar­ried to Ezra5 Holmes, son of James4 and Content4 (Sylvester) Holmes, of Plymouth,[641] as his third wife, on 13 Aug. 1799 in Middleborough,[642] and they moved to Norton, MA, in 1808. Ezra Holmes was born on 15 Mar. 1747/8 in Plymouth,[643] and had married first to Lydia Curtis, daughter of Zacheus and Lydia (Thomas) Curtis,[644] on 11 Oct. 1772 in Plymouth,[645] and secondly to Thankful (Clark) Long, daughter of Israel and Deborah (Pope) Clark,[646] and widow of Miles Long,[647] on 29 Nov. 1780 in Plymouth.[648] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1800 federal census,[649] and probably in Norton, Bristol Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census,[650] and they moved to Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME. He died on 4 July 1817 in Winthrop, ME,[651] and she died on 17 Apr. 1838 in Winthrop, ME, aged 75 years,[652] they were both buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.

         John Phinney and Sarah Tomson had 4 children:

        2574     i   Sarah “Sally” Phinney, born on 1 Jan. 1781 in Middleborough,[653] married Isaac Babbit, son of Levi and Elizabeth “Betty” (Babbit) Babbit, of Norton, MA,[654] on 13 Mar. 1806 in Norton.[655] He was born on 1 Sept. 1781 in Norton.[656] They moved to Barre, Worcester Co., MA, and then to Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY. They were living in Barre, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1810,[657] 1820,[658] 1830,[659] and 1840 federal censuses,[660] where he was a farmer. She died on 17 Mar. 1844 in Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY,[661] and was buried in Hatch Cemetery in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY. He was not found in Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census, but he was living with his son Charles B. Albert in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1855 state census.[662] He died testate on 8 Feb. 1858 in Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY,[663] his undated will probated on 24 Dec. 1858 mentioned only his son Charles B. Albert, who he named as executor of his estate.[664] (See Appendix [O] for a full transcription of his will.) They had children:

a. Isaac Thompson Babbit, born on 21 Dec. 1806 in Norton,[665] married his first cousin, Ann Packard, of East Winthrop, ME, daughter of Ebenezer and (2577) Zeruiah (Phinney) Packard, in 1838 in Oakham, MA,[666] and they settled in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. She was born on 28 Sept. 1809 in Winthrop, ME. They were living in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was an overseer,[667] the 1860 federal census, where he was a “speculater,”[668] the 1870 federal census, where he was a retired manufacturer,[669] and the 1880 federal census, where he was a tenement agent.[670] She died on 22 May 1891 in Fitchburg, MA, aged 81 years, 8 months, 7 days, of “paralysis,”[671] and he died a widower on 10 Apr. 1893 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, aged 86 years, 3 months, 20 days, of pneumonia.[672]

b. Irena Adaline Babbit, born on 30 Apr. 1809 in Norton or Mansfield, MA,[673] married Cyrus Lovell, of Jamestown, NY, on 22 June 1839 in Barre, MA.[674] He was born ca. 1808 in MA.[675] They were probably living in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1840 federal census,[676] and in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1850 federal census.[677] She died supposedly on 9 Sept. 1855 in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY,[678] and he remarried to Sarah (___), who was born ca. 1814 in England.[679] They were still living in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer,[680] and in Cass, Clayton Co., IA, in the 1870 federal census.[681]

c. Harrison Willard Babbit, born on 31 Mar. 1812 in Barre, Worcester Co., MA,[682] married Marilla T. Converse on 12 May 1848 in Auburn, Rockingham Co., NH.[683] They were living in Worcester, MA, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a peddler,[684] and in Barre, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1870,[685] and 1880 federal censuses,[686] where he was a farmer. He died on 4 Aug. 1885 in Barre, MA, aged 73 years, 4 months, 5 days, of “concussion of spine.”[687]

d. Pliny Henry Babbit, born on 15 June 1818 in Barre, MA,[688] married 1.) Lydia Perry, of Temple, NH, daughter of Caleb and Deborah Perry,[689] in 1839.[690] She was born on ca. 31 Oct. 1818 in Dover, NH.[691] They were living next door to his parents in Barre, MA, in the 1840 federal census,[692] and in Barre, MA, in the 1850 federal census,[693] where he was a farmer, and the 1860 federal census, where he was an auctioneer.[694] She died on 24 Jan. 1864 in Barre, MA, 46 years, 2 months, 25 days, of burn,[695] and he remarried to 2.) Harriet Maria (Pierce) Newton, of Barre, daughter of Abraham and Ann Pierce,[696] and widow of Emory Newton, of Barre,[697] on 8 Mar. 1865 in Barre.[698] She was born ca. 1825 in Shaftsbury, VT.[699] They were living in Barre, MA, in the 1870 federal census, where he was still an auctioneer.[700] She died by 1908, and he died a widower on 17 Oct. 1908 in Barre, MA, aged 90 years, 4 months, 2 days.[701]

e. Charles Albert Babbit, born on 8 Dec. 1821 in Barre, MA,[702] apparently changed his name to Charles B. Albert, and married Charlotte L. Eaton, daughter of Joseph and Polly Eaton,[703] on 15 May 1845 in Petersham, MA.[704] She was born ca. 1826 in MA.[705] They were living in Worcester, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a painter,[706] and they moved to Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, in ca. 1854, where his widowed father was living with them in Ellicott, NY, in the 1855 New York state census.[707] He was sole heir and executor of his father’s estate in 1858. They were living in Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a painter.[708]

        2575    ii   Nathan Phinney, born on 8 Aug. 1782, died on 10 Oct. 1782 in Middleborough, aged 2 months, 2 days,[709] and was buried in Warrentown Cemetery in Middleborough, MA.

        2576   iii   John Phinney (Jr.), born on 8 Sept. 1783 in Middleborough,[710] moved to Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME, and married 1.) Hipsabah Colby, supposedly daughter of Sylvanus Colby, of Westport, ME.[711] She was born ca. 1785,[712] and they were living in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[713] He was probably the John Phinney who served as a Private in Capt. Asa Fairbanks’ Company from Winthrop in 1814 during the War of 1812.[714] She died on 9 Dec. 1829 in Winthrop, ME, aged 44 years,[715] and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop. ME. He remarried to 2.) Melinda/Matilda Chandler, daughter of Abiel and Betsey (Young) Chandler, of Livermore, ME, on 23 May 1830 in Winthrop, ME.[716] She was born on 27 Oct. 1799.[717] He was not a head of household in Winthrop, ME, in the 1830 or 1840 federal censuses. He died on 21 Aug. 1850 in Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, aged 67 years,[718] and she died on 24 Nov. 1856, aged 57 years,[719] they were both buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME. He supposedly had 9 children by Hipsabah Colby, and one more daughter by Melinda Chandler:

a. John Greenleaf Phinney, born on 10 Feb. 1808 in Norton, MA,[720] married 1.) Mary Burnham, of Boston, in 1833,[721] who probably died and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.[722] He remarried to 2.) Ann Winslow Collins, daughter of Paul and Mary (Winslow) Collins,[723] on 27 Sept. 1835 in Augusta, ME.[724] She was born on 26 Feb. 1811,[725] and they were living in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1840 federal census.[726] She died on 3 Feb. 1847, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME,[727] and he remarried again to 3.) Aurelia Jane Gilbert, daughter of William T. and Anna (Sampson)  Gilbert,[728] on 8 Oct. 1848 in Augusta, ME.[729] She was born on 12 May 1816 in Leeds, ME.[730] They were living in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census.[731] She died on 3 Feb. 1856 in Augusta, ME,[732] and he was widowed and living in Augusta, ME, in the 1860 federal census, where he was the superintendent of highways.[733] He died on 21 May 1866 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME,[734] and was buried with his third wife in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Augusta, ME.

b. Sarah Thompson Phinney, born on 16 Oct. 1810 in Norton, MA,[735] died on 8 Dec. 1829 in Winthrop, ME,[736] and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.

c. Harriet Lurana Phinney, born on 13 Nov. 1812 in Winthrop, ME,[737] possibly the Harriet L. Phinney who married Aaron N. Tyler in 1836 in Barre, Worcester Co., MA.[738] They were living in Fairfield, Butler Co., OH, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a manufacturer.[739]

d. Sylvanus Colby Phinney, born on 30 Nov. 1814 in Winthrop, ME,[740] married Mary Elizabeth Lord Russell, daughter of George S. and Rebecca (Wentworth) Russell.[741] She was born on 21 Aug. 1818 in Stoughton, MA.[742] They were living in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1840,[743] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a boot manufacturer,[744] the 1855 state census,[745] and the 1860 federal census, where he was a mechanic.[746] She died on 3 July 1864 in Stoughton, aged 45 years, 10 months, 12 days, of “disease of heart,”[747] and he was still living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1870 federal census, where he was a boot counter manufacturer.[748] He died a widower on 8 Nov. 1871 in Stoughton, MA, aged 56 years, 11 months, “accidental,”[749] and they were both buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton, MA.

e. Dr. Cephas Marvellus or Marcellus Cephas Phinney, born on 20 Sept. 1816 in Winthrop, ME,[750] married Elizabeth Perley, daughter of Allen and Anna (Greenwood) Perley.[751] She was born on 30 Jan. 1814 in Gardner, Worcester Co., MA.[752] They were living in Minier, Tazewell Co., IL, in the 1880 federal census, where he was a druggist.[753] He died on 18 June 1882 in Minier, Tazewell Co., IL, aged 65 years, 8 months, 28 days,[754] and she died on 7 Mar. 1886 in IL, aged 72 years, 1 month, 7 days,[755] and they were both buried in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Mason City, Mason Co., IL.

f. Susan Tucker Phinney, born on 11 Oct. 1818 in Winthrop, ME.[756]

g. Mary Dorcas Phinney, bon on 3 Apr. 1821 in Winthrop, ME.[757]

h. (Supposedly two children who died in infancy.)[758]

i. Adeline Melinda Phinney, born on 13 Jan. 1831 in Winthrop, ME,[759] married Aaron Sanderson Thurston, son of Elijah Doughty and Mary (Dexter) Thurston.[760] He was born on 15 Aug. 1828 in Winthrop, ME.[761] They were living in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farm laborer,[762] and the 1870 federal census, where he was working in a cotton mill.[763] She died on 10 Jan. 1894 in Rome, Kennebec Co., ME,[764] and he died on 2 June 1898 in Rome, ME,[765] and they were both buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade, Kennebec Co., ME.

        2577   iv   Zeruiah Phinney, born on 15 Dec. 1784 in Middleborough,[766] married Ebenezer Packard (3rd), son of Deacon Ebenezer and Content (___) (Harlow) Packard (Jr.),[767] on 27 Mar. 1806 in North Bridge­water.[768]  He was born on 18 Nov. 1783 in Bridgewater,[769] a grandson of Ebenezer and Sarah (Perkins) Packard, of Bridgewater,[770] and they also moved to Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME. They were living in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1810,[771] 1820,[772] 1830,[773] 1840,[774] 1850,[775] and 1860 federal censuses,[776] where he was a farmer, and they were living with their son Henry Packard in Winthrop, ME, in the 1870 federal census. She died on 20 May 1871 in Winthrop, ME,[777] and he died in 1879 in Winthrop, ME,[778] and they were both buried in East Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop, ME. They children:

a. Charles Packard, born on ca. 2 Sept. 1808 in Winthrop, ME,[779] married 1.) (____), who apparently died before 1850. He was living in New Bedford, MA, in the 1850 federal census, in the house of Jonathan Wheeler, a dealer in shoes, where he was a shoemaker.[780] He remarried to 2.) Lydia7 H. Alden, daughter of Deacon Job6 and Lydia (Shaw) Alden (Jr.), of Middleborough, MA,[781] on 6 Sept. 1853 in Boston, MA.[782] She was born on ca. 4 Feb. 1818 in Middleborough.[783] They were living in New Bedford, MA, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a merchant.[784] She died on 22 Apr. 1880 in New Bedford, MA, aged 71 years, 2 months, 18 days,[785] and he died on 15 Sept. 1900 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, aged 92 years, 13 days, of “apoplexy,”[786] and they were both buried in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, MA.

b. Ann Packard, born on 28 Sept. 1809 in Winthrop, ME, married her first cousin, Isaac Thompson Babbit, son of Isaac and (2574) Sarah “Sally” (Phinney) Babbit, of Barre, Worcester Co., MA, in 1838 in Oakham, MA,[787] and they settled in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. They were living in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was an overseer,[788] the 1860 federal census, where he was a “speculater,”[789] the 1870 federal census, where he was a retired manufacturer,[790] and the 1880 federal census, where he was a tenement agent.[791] She died on 22 May 1891 in Fitchburg, MA, aged 81 years, 8 months, 7 days, of “paralysis,”[792] and he died a widower on 10 Apr. 1893 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, aged 86 years, 3 months, 20 days, of pneumonia.[793]

c. Henry Packard, born ca. 1813 in ME,[794] married 1.) Caroline A. Waugh on 1 June 1846 in Winthrop, ME.[795] She was born ca. 1815 in ME,[796] and they were living with his parents in Winthrop, ME, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer. She died in 1857 in Winthrop, ME,[797] and he married 2.) Betsey K. Howard on 5 Apr. 1858 in Winthrop, ME,[798] who was born ca. 1820 in MA,[799] and they were living with his parents in Winthrop, ME, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer, and his parents were living with them in Winthrop, ME, in the 1870 federal census.[800] He died in 1876 in Winthrop, ME,[801] and she died in 1889 in Winthrop, ME,[802] and they were all buried in East Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.

d. (Probably others)

         Sarah (Tomson) (Phinney) Holmes had 4 more children by Ezra Holmes:

        2577a   v   (Unnamed child), born and died on 30 Apr. 1800 in Middleborough, “a few minutes after birth.”[803]

        2578   vi   Maria Holmes, born on 15 Oct. 1801 in Middleborough,[804] married Elijah Norcross on 8 Feb. 1820 in Winthrop, ME.[805] They were living in Livermore, Oxford Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a farmer.[806] He died on 15 Mar. 1859 in Monmouth, Kennebec Co., ME,[807] and she was living with the family or Ezra H. and Lucinda W. Norcross in Monmouth, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1860 federal census.[808] She died on 13 Feb. 1869 in Monmouth, ME,[809] and they were both buried in Pleasant Point Cemetery in Monmouth, ME.

        2579  vii   Fanny Clark Holmes, born on 16 Jan. 1804,[810] baptized on 3 Sept. 1811 in Norton,[811] never married, died on 24 Apr. 1845 in Winthrop, ME,[812] and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.

        2580 viii   Joseph Holmes, baptized on 3 Sept. 1811 in Norton,[813] married Elizabeth H. Jones on 12 Jan. 1839 in Winthrop, ME.[814] They were living in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1850 federal census,[815] and in China, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1860 federal census, where he was a farmer.[816] He died on 17 Feb. 1871 in Winthrop, ME, aged 64 years,[817] and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.

 

 

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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. 262.

    [2] 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. 47, the marriage of Mr. Jacob Tomson and Mrs. Elisabeth Holmes, both of Middleborough, on 7 Jan. 1730/31 in Middleborough; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 30, the death of John Holmes on 14 Feb. 1729/30 in his 36th year; Plympton VRs, p. 411, the marriage of Elizebeth Tilson and John Holmes on 6 Jan. 1718 in Plympton; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1996, p. 227.

    [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 298.

    [4] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

    [5] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 7, the marriage of Jacob Tomson and Abigail Wadsworth on 28 Dec. 1693 in Middleborough.

    [6] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 86, the marriage of Edmond Tilson and Elizabeth Waterman on 28 Jan. 1691 in Plymouth.

    [7] Plymouth VRs, p. 655, the marriage of John Tompson and Mary Cooke on 26 Dec. 1645 in Plymouth; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, pp. 61-71, 97-98.

    [8] Massachusetts Soldier and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, Vol. XV, p. 840.

    [9] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 27, p. 294, from FHL microfilm #0550714, with Zadock Leonard and David Kingman as sureties.

    [10] 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 Jacob Thomson household had 3 free white males aged 16 or over and 5 free white females.

    [11] 1800 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 73, the Capt. Jacob Thomson household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [12] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 75, p. 211-212.

    [13] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 195, buried at The Green in Middleborough; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54001525, from his gravestone in Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA, his memorial gives the date as 18 Nov. 1805, but the gravestone is unreadable.

    [14] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20573, Vol. 40, p. 395-397, from FHL microfilm #0550901.

    [15] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 195, buried at The Green in Middleborough; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54001623, from her gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough.

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

    [17] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 154, the marriage of John Murdoch of Plimpton and Sarah Samson of Middleborough on 29 Mar. 1764 in Middleborough.

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

    [19] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 210.

    [20] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 352, the marriage of James Murdoch and Hannah Tilson on 2 Apr. 1741 in Plympton.

    [21] Plympton VRs, p. 380, the marriage of Ephraim Sampson and Abigal Horrel on 15 Nov. 1728 in Plympton.

    [22] 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 Solomon Thomson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [23] 1800 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 73, the Solomon Thomson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [24] 1810 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 316 (106), the Solomon Thompson household had 7 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [25] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 406, the Solomon Thompson household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, and 1 female aged 45 or over, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [26] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 246, the Solomon Thompson household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

    [27] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 80, the Solomon Thompson household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [28] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 196, buried at The Green in Middleborough; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54075566, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA

    [29] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20647, Vol. 86, p. 149-151, from FHL microfilm #0555637, witnessed by Bradford Harlow, Isaac Harlow, and Louisa Harlow.

    [30] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 231, dwelling #545, family #648:

            Jacob Thompson, 48, male, farmer, $5000, born MA

            Nancy K. Thompson, 42, female, born MA

            Hellen Thompson, 18, female, born MA

            Virgil Thompson, 13, male, born MA, attending school

            Emma Thompson, 8, female, born MA, attending school

            Marion Thompson, 5, female, born MA, attending school

            Lydia Thompson, 83, female, born MA

    [31] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 85, p. 212, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, widow of Solomon Thompson, her birth place Middleborough; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 196, from a private record of deaths kept by Rev. Alfred Wood; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54075604, from her gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA

    [32] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [33] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 366, under “Thomas;” Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 186, marriage intentions recorded on 27 Nov. 1810 in Middleborough.

    [34] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [35] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 179, 184.

    [36] 1820 Federal Census, Kingston, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 435, the Timothy Drew household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in commerce.

    [37] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 360.

    [38] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 58, from records of Major Thomas Bennett.

    [39] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 58.

    [40] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.            

    [41] Her parents’ names from her birth record; Catalogue of the Members of the First Church, Middleborough, Mass., p. 99, #584, for the maiden name of Lucy, wife of Isaac Thompson.

    [42] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 205, marriage intentions recorded on 2 Nov. 1817 in Middleborough.

    [43] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 255.

    [44] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 406, the Solomon Thompson Jr. household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in manufacturing.

    [45] 1830 Federal Census, Kingston, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 112, the Solomon Thompson household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [46] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 385.

    [47] Her parents’ names from her birth record in Kingston VRs, p. 108.

    [48] Kingston VRs, p. 279, the marriage of Peleg Simmons and Polly McLaughlen on 28 Feb. 1813 in Kingston; Kingston VRs, p. 381, the death of Peleg Simmons, lost at sea, in Dec.1816, aged 28 years, “former husband of Polly Thompson.”

    [49] Kingston VRs, p. 290; Plympton VRs, p. 410.

    [50] Kingston VRs, p. 108.

    [51] 1840 Federal Census, Kingston, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 312, the Solomon Thompson household had 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [52] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 139, p. 303, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a wheel wright, his birth place Middleboro, but his father’s name given as Zenas Thompson.

    [53] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20648, Vol. 14E, p. 182, from FHL microfilm #0551542.

    [54] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [55] Plympton VRs, p. 247, the marriage of Ichebod Atwood and Hannah Shaw on 19 Feb. 1770 in Plympton.

    [56] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 204, her name recorded as Marcia Thomson.

    [57] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 239.

    [58] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 406, the George Atwood household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 2 females aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [59] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 246, the Geo. Atwood household had 1 male under 5, 2 malesa ged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 2 females under 5, 2 females aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [60] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 80, the George Atwood household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 3 females aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 2 females aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 3 people employed in agriculture.

    [61] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 233, dwelling #579, family #684:

            George Atwood, 59, male, farmer, $700, born MA

            Marcia Atwood, 55, female, born MA

            Julius G. Atwood, 24, male, shoe maker, born MA

            Julia Atwood, 18, female, born MA

            F. Ellen Atwood, 14, female, born MA, attending school

            Williams Daniels, 14, male, born NC, attending school

    [62] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 58, dwelling #119, family #126:

            George Atwood, 65, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Mercy Atwood, 63, female, white, born MA

    [63] 1860 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 70, dwelling #486, family #588:

            George Atwood, 69, male, farm labour, $650, $100, born MA

            Marsha Atwood, 65, female, born MA

    [64] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 191, dwelling #106, family #117:

            George Atwood, 75, male, white, born MA, married, farmer

            Marcia Atwood, 71, female, white, born MA, married

            Shubal P. Edwards, 36, male, white, born MA, married, seaman

            Julia Edwards, 33, female, white, born MA, married

            Julia P. Edwards, 5, female, white, born MA, single

            Frederic W. Edwards, 1, male, white, born MA, single

    [65] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 257, p. 378, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her name recorded as Mercia Thompson Atwood, her birth place Middleboro, and her parents Solomon & Lydia.

    [66] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 347, p. 329, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Middleboro, and his parents Ichabod & Hannah.

    [67] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [68] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 212, marriage intentions recorded on 6 Apr. 1821 in Middleborough.

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

    [70] 1830 Federal Census, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, p. 300, the Calvin Thompson household had 2 males under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [71] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 292, dwelling #737, family #922:

            Calvin Thompson, 52, male, carpenter, born MA

            Margaret Thompson, 52, female, born MA

            Edward Thompson, 24 male, carpenter, born MA

            Henry Thompson, 22, male, carpenter, born MA

            Margaret Thompson, 20, female, born MA

            George Thompson, 17, male, scholar, born MA, attending school

            John A. Richardson, 11, male, born MA, attending school

    [72] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 76, p. 213, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a carpenter, his birth place Middleborough, and his father Solomon Thompson; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 196, gives the date as 7 June 1853.

    [73] 1860 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 39-40, dwelling #249, family #318:

            Edward Thompson, 34, male, carpenter, $1700, $500, born MA

            Margaret Thompson, 62, female, born MA

            Margaret S. Thompson, 25, female, born MA

            William M. Thompson, 12, male, born MA, attending school

            Clifton S. Thompson, 8, male, born MA, attending school

            John Richardson, 21, male, student, $15,000, born MA

    [74] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 198.

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

    [76] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 120, 160, the marriage of Levi Tinkham and Mary Foster on 20 May 1793 in Middleborough.

    [77] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 246, 261.

    [78] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331.

    [79] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 80, the Jacob Thompson 2d household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture.

    [80] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 231, dwelling #545, family #648:

            Jacob Thompson, 48, male, farmer, $5000, born MA

            Nancy R. Thompson, 42, female, born MA

            Hellen Thompson, 18, female, born MA

            Virgil Thompson, 13, male, born MA, attending school

            Emma Thompson, 8, female, born MA, attending school

            Marion Thompson, 5, female, born MA, attending school

            Lydia Thompson, 83, female, born MA

    [81] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 58, dwelling #117, family #124:

            Jacob Thompson, 54, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Nancy R. Thompson, 48, female, white, born MA

            Helen Thompson, 23, female, white, born MA

            Virgil Thompson, 19, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Mary A. Thompson, 13, female, white, born MA

            Emma Thompson, 13, female, white, born MA

    [82] 1860 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 70, dwelling #483, family #585:

            Jacob Thompson, 58, male, master farmer, $3500, $1000, born MA

            Nancy Thompson, 52, female, born MA

            Emma Thompson, 18, female, born MA, attending school

            Maria Thompson, 18, female, born MA, attending school

    [83] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 192, dwelling #109, family #120:

            Jacob Thompson, 63, male, white, born MA, widowed, farmer

            Emma Thompson, 23, female, white, born MA, single

            Joanna Benson, 43, female, white, born MA, single

    [84] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 311, p. 263, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Middleboro, and his parents Solomon and Lydia.

    [85] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20580, Vol. 143, p. 68-69, from FHL microfilm #0556649, and Vol. 149, p. 49.

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

    [87] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online database at www.Ancestry.com, the marriage of Abner Bourn and Mary Torrey on 14 Dec. 1765 in Hanover, MA.

    [88] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 111, 150.

    [89] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 207.

    [90] Massachusetts Soldier and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, Vol. XV, p. 629.

    [91] 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 Benja. Thomson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over and 2 free white females.

    [92] 1800 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 74, the Benjan. Thomson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [93] 1810 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 314 (106), the Benjm. Thompson household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [94] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 403?, the Benjamin Thompson household had 1 male aged 16-18 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [95] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 242, the Benjn. Thompson household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

    [96] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 83, the Benja. Thompson household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, including Benja. Thompson, aged 77, a Revolutionary War Veteran.

    [97] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 215, dwelling #320, family #375:

            Benjamin Thompson, 86, male, farmer, $500, born MA

            Mary Thompson, 83, female, born MA

            Lois Christie, 58, female, born MA

            James C. Wilson, 54, male, laborer, born Ireland

    [98] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 197, but no date is listed; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54193481, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, but the date is unreadable in the picture of his gravestone. His wife was a widow in the 1855 Massachusetts state census.

    [99] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 27, dwelling #200, family #227:

            Freelove T. Rounseville, 54, female, white, born MA

            Harriot B. Rounseville, 27, female, white, born MA

            Abbey R. K. Rounseville, 14, female, white, born MA

            Mary P. Washburn, 6, female, white, born MA

            Mary B. Thompson, 88, female, white, born MA

    [100] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 121, p. 253, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, called widow of Benjamin Thompson; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 197; www.findagrave.com, memorial #54193554, from her gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, her memorial erroneously says she died in Brunswick, ME.

    [101] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [102] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 64, the marriage intentions of Ebenezer Wood Jur. And Sally Bennet, both of Middleborough, recorded on 1 Aug. 1767 in Middleborough.

    [103] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 182, 214.

    [104] Calculated from his age at death.

    [105] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 130, the marriage intentions of Wilkes Wood, of Middleborough, and Betsy Tinkham, of Pownalborough, recorded on 4 Aug. 1798 in Middleborough.

    [106] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 238; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 11.

    [107] Plymouth County Probate Vol. 44, p. 16-17, from FHL microfilm #0550903.

    [108] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 405, the Wilkes Wood household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 3 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [109] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 238; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 22.

    [110] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 217, the marriage of Christopher Cushing Esq. and Lucy Nichols on 30 Nov. 1817 in Scituate; Scituate VRs, Vol. 2, p. 377, the death of Christopher Cushing on 15 Dec. 1819 in Scituate, aged 46 years.

    [111] Scituate VRs, Vol. 2, p. 334; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241, marriage intentions recorded on 8 Sept. 1827 in Middleborough.

    [112] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 238, the Wilkes Wood household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 2 males aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 2 females aged 40-49 years.

    [113] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 53, the Wilkes Wood household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 2 males aged 30-39 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 2 females aged 40-49 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture, and 2 people employed in a learned profession.

    [114] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 238.

    [115] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #23458, Vol. 85, p. 584-588, from FHL microfilm #0555268.

    [116] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 238.

    [117] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [118] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 138, the marriage of Mr. Samel Peckem and Miss Metilda Briggs, both of Middleborough, on 25 May 1780 in Middleborough.

    [119] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 192.

    [120] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 289.

    [121] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 413, the Ebenezer Pickens household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [122] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 241, the Ebenr. Pickens household had 2 males aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [123] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 83, the Ebenr. Pickens household had 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture, and 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [124] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 211, dwelling #259, family #298:

            Ebenezer Pickens, 62, male, farmer, $2500, born MA

            Mary B. Pickens, 57, female, born MA

            James M. Pickens, 31, male, manufacturer, born MA

    [125] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 7, dwelling #23, family #24:

            Ebenezer Pickens, 67, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Mary B. Pickens, 62, female, white, born MA

    [126] 1860 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 3, dwelling #15, family #20:

            Ebenezer Pickens, 72, male, farm laborer, $3000, $175, born MA

            Mary B. Pickens, 67, female, born MA

            Samuel Pickens, 17, male, shoemaker $30, born MA

    [127] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 133.

    [128] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 133.

    [129] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [130] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 248; www.findagrave.com, memorial #142705779, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA, the memorial lists the date as 1 June 1795, but the gravestone is damaged and unreadable.

    [131] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

    [132] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241, the marriage intentions of David Lennard and Molley Hall, of Taunton, recorded on 18 Nov. 1769 in Bridgewater.

    [133] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 192, 194, married by Wilkes Wood, Justice of the Peace.

    [134] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 236.

    [135] Plymouth County Probate Vol. 45, p. 207-208, from FHL microfilm #0550903.

    [136] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 405, the James M. Leonard household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 16-25 years, including 1 person engaged in manufacturing.

    [137] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 21; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 101.

    [138] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 130, the marriage intentions of Wilkes Wood, of Middleborough and Betsy Tinkham, of Pownalborough, recorded on 4 Aug. 1798 in Middleborough.

    [139] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 239, marriage intentions recorded on 21 Oct. 1826 in Middleborough.

    [140] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 286.

    [141] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 236, the James M. Leonard household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years.

    [142] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 25; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 101.

    [143] Per Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 101, from records of Rev. Alfred Wood.

    [144] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 282.

    [145] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

    [146] Per her www.findagrave.com memorial #39408344, but her birth was not recorded in the Taunton vital records.

    [147] 1840 Federal Census, Brunswick, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 579, the Abner B. Thompson household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 1 person employed in commerce.

    [148] 1850 Federal Census, Brunswick, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 255, dwelling #805, family #912:

            Abner B. Thompson, 52, male, lumberman, $4800, born MA

            Eliza Thompson, 49, female, born MA

            Edward W. Thompson, 14, male, born ME, attending school

            Eliza T. Thompson, 12, female, born ME, attending school

            Ellen M. Thompson, 9, female, born ME, attending school

            Bathsheba Randall, 56, female, born ME

            Mahitabell Hill, 20, female, born ME

    [149] www.findagrave.com, memorial #39408344, from her gravestone in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, ME.

    [150] 1860 Federal Census, Brunswick, Cumberland Co., ME, Page No. 10-11, dwelling #88, family #92:

            Abner B. Thompson, 62, male, merchant, $6000, $20,000, born MA

            Edward W. Thompson, 24, male, lawyer, born ME

            Eliza L. Thompson, 22, female, born ME

            Ellen M. Thompson, 19, female, born ME

    [151] www.findagrave.com, memorial #39408369, from his gravestone in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, ME.

    [152] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 361.

    [153] Per his death record. Philip Rounseville married Mercy Cole in 1775 in Freetown, so she was probably his mother.

    [154] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 233, 235.

    [155] Calculated from his age at death, but his birth was not recorded in the Freetown vital records.

    [156] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 235, the Gamaliel Rounseville household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 2 females under 5, and 2 females aged 20-29 years.

    [157] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 55, the Gamaliel Rounseville household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, 2 females aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [158] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 227, dwelling #500, family 3590:

            Gamaliel Rounsville, 73, male, merchant, $1000, born MA

            Freelove T. Rounsville, 50, female, born MA

            Harriet B. Rounsville, 23, female, born MA

            Abby K. Rounsville, 9, female, born MA, attending school

    [159] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 148; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 76, p. 211, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a merchant, his birth place Freetown, and his father Philip Rounseville.

    [160] 1860 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 6, dwelling #37, family #44:

            Frelove T. Rounseville, 59, female, $2500, $50, born MA

            Abby K. T. Rounseville, 19, female, born MA

            Mary P. Washburn, 10, female, born MA

    [161] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 157, p. 360, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place Middleboro, and her parents Benjamin and Mary B. Thompson; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 148.

    [162] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 361.

    [163] www.findagrave.com, memorial #54193386, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [164] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 361.

    [165] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 157.

    [166] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 130, 171.

    [167] Calculated from his age at death.

    [168] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 395, the Thomas Gage household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [169] 1810 Federal Census, Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 661, the Thos. E. Gage household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, and 2 females aged 26-44 years.

    [170] 1820 Federal Census, Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 571, the Thomas Gage household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-18 years, 1 male 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 45 or over, including 3 persons engaged in agriculture.

    [171] 1840 Federal Census, Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 56, the Thomas E. Gage household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [172] www.findagrave.com, memorial #41984740, from his gravestone in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Augusta, ME.

    [173] www.findagrave.com, memorial #41984788, from her gravestone in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Augusta, ME.

    [174] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 228, his www.findagrave.com memorial #106685702 gives the date as 6 Mar. 1800.

    [175] Per her www.findagrave.com memorial #106684923.

    [176] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 134.

    [177] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 164; per her www.findagrave.com memorial #106684923.

    [178] 1830 Federal Census, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, p. 316, the Thomas E. Gage household had 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

    [179] 1840 Federal Census, New York Ward 4, New York Co., NY, p. 193, the Thos. E. Gage household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 2 persons employed in a learned profession.

    [180] 1850 Federal Census, Rochester, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 259, dwelling #19, family #19:

            George W. Haskell, 36, male, farmer, $2500, born MA

            Martha D. Haskell, 25, female, born MA

            Zeruiah Haskell, 69, female, born MA

            Hannah Haskell, 40, female, born MA

            Thomas E. Gage, 51, male, physician, born MA

            Ann F. Gage, 44, female, born MA

            William Bourne, 28, male, mariner, born MA

            Marther B. Bourne, 29, female, born MA

            William H. Robinson, 15, male, black, born MA, attending school

            Abby L. Thompson, 14, female, born MA, attending school

    [181] www.findagrave.com, memorial #106684923, from her gravestone in Center Cemetery in Rochester, MA.

    [182] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 73; www.findagrave.com, memorial #106685702, from his gravestone in Center Cemetery in Rochester, MA.

    [183] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122, also recorded in Augusta, ME, in Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1033823.

    [184] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #12299.

    [185] Per his www.findagrave.com memorial #137970640.

    [186] www.findagrave.com, memorial #106447431, from her gravestone in Maple Cemetery in Winthrop, ME.

    [187] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11314.

    [188] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122, also recorded in Augusta, ME, in Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1033823.

    [189] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1002340; Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #10402.

    [190] 1840 Federal Census, Waterville, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 323, the Joshua Gage household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 2 females aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture.

    [191] Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1033824; also recorded in Augusta, MA, in Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #10403; per her www.findagrave.com memorial #142505214.

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

    [193] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11314; per her www.findagrave.com memorial #142505214.

    [194] Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1205240; per his www.findagrave.com memorial #99253527, from his gravestone in Carter Cemetery in Farmingdale, ME.

    [195] 1840 Federal Census, Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 184, the Alden Rice household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [196] 1850 Federal Census, Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 209, dwelling #630, family #718:

            Alden Rice, 45, male, farmer, $2000, born ME

            Susan E. Rice, 41, female, born ME

            Charles T. Rice, 6, male, born ME, attending school

            Sarah L. Rice, 4, female, born ME

    [197] 1860 Federal Census, Farmingdale, Kennebec Co., ME, Page No. 22, dwelling #175, family #181:

            Alden Rice, 55, male, farmer, $3000, $1325, born ME

            Susan E. Rice, 53, female, born ME

            Charles T. Rice, 16, male, born ME, attending school

            Sarah E. Rice, 14, female, born ME, attending school

    [198] www.findagrave.com, memorial #142505214, from her gravestone in Carter Cemetery in Farmingdale, ME.

    [199] www.findagrave.com, memorial #99253527, from his gravestone in Carter Cemetery in Farmingdale, ME.

    [200] Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1033823.

    [201] Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #1033823.

    [202] Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #11314.

    [203] Per his www.findagrave.com memorial #137970640.

    [204] 1850 Federal Census, East Ward, City of Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ, p. 178, dwelling #358, family #370:

            Mark Fisher, 45, male, anvil manufactory, born NH

            Virtue Fisher, 41, female, born ME

            Clark Fisher, 15, male, born ME

            Marchia Fisher, 12, female, born ME

            Ottis Fisher, 9, male, born ME

            Mark Fisher, 3, male, born ME

            Catharine Francy, 19, female, born Ireland

    [205] www.findagrave.com, memorial #137970640, from his gravestone in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, NJ.

    [206] Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #s 10403 and 1033823.

    [207] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 157.

    [208] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 105, 149.

    [209] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #922, Vol. 27, p. 295, from FHL microfilm #0550714, with David Kingman and Zadock Leonard as sureties, and Vol. 31, p. 14-15.

    [210] Boston Deaths, online database at www.AmericanAncestors.org, Mrs. Elizabeth Wild, the wife of Dea. Daniel Wild, died on 11 Feb. 1789, aged 37 years, from the Massachusetts Centinel.

    [211] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 114, 150.

    [212] 1810 Federal Census, Boston Ward 6, Suffolk Co., MA, p. 53, the Daniel Wild household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [213] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 370, called wife of Maj. Daniel Wild of Boston, and daughter of Jacob Thomson, deceased, of Middleborough; www.findagrave.com, memorial #94085763, from her gravestone in Ashland Cemetery in Brockton, MA.

    [214] www.findagrave.com, memorial #21770921, from his gravestone in Granary Burying Ground in Boston, MA.

    [215] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 179.

    [216] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 110, the marriage of Jacob Bennet and Hope Nelson, both of Middleborough, on 22 Mar. 1750/51 in Middleborough.

    [217] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 121, 157. The marriage intentions, recorded 4 Aug. 1793, call her “Ruthy Sharmon.”

    [218] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 143. His twin sister was Hannah Bennett.

    [219] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 35, the birth of Jacob, son of Nehemiah and Mercy Bennet, on 29 Apr. 1725 in Middleborough; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 26, the marriage of Nehemiah Bennet and Mercy Tomson, both of Middleborough, on 4 May 1721 in Middleborough.

    [220] Their great-grandparents were Jacob and Abigail (Wadsworth) Tomson.

    [221] 1800 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 75, the Thomas Bennet household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [222] 1810 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 204 (109), the Majr. Thos. Bennett household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [223] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 404, the Thomas Bennett household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and 2 females aged 45 or over, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [224] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 249, the Thos. Bennett household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and 2 females aged 60-69 years.

    [225] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 79, the Thos. Bennett household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture.

    [226] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 17; www.findagrave.com, memorial #39835418, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [227] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #1857, Vol. 11B, p. 438, from FHL microfilm #0551537.

    [228] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 239, dwelling #665, the house of her son Jacob Bennett 2nd, family #783:

            Ruth Bennett, 81, female, born MA

            Betsey Bennett, 53, female, born MA

            John Bennett, 41, male, farmer, $1000, born MA

            Jepthah Leach, 69, male, laborer, born MA

    [229] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 49, dwelling #35, family #35:

            Ruth Bennet, 87, female, white, born MA

            Betsey Bennet, 58, female, white, born MA

            John Bennet, 47, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Frelove Crocker, 74, female, white, born MA

            Jephthah Leach, 75, male, white, farmer, born MA

    [230] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 18; www.findagrave.com, memorial #143401470, from her gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [231] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 227.

    [232] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 233, 255.

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

    [234] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 248, the Wm. Gisher [sic] household had 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, and 1 female aged 30-39 years. The name Gisher may have been a misreading of Gisbee.

    [235] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 79, the Wm. Gishee household had 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years, including 2 persons employed in agriculture.

    [236] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 234, dwelling #593, family #699:

            William Gisby, 57, male, farmer, $1000, born MA

            Ruth T. Gisby, 55, female, born MA

            Deborah Gisby, 24, female, born MA

            Ellen E. Gisby, 15, female, born MA, attending school

            Michael Fitz Henry, 30, male, laborer, born Ireland

    [237] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 49, dwelling #41, family #41:

            William Gisby, 63, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Ruth T. Gisby, 60, female, white, born MA

            Deborah Gisby, 29, female, white, born MA

            Elen E. Gisby, 21, female, white, born MA

            Richard Sears, 28, male, white, farmer, born MA

    [238] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 189, dwelling #86, family #97:

            William Gisby, 72, male, white, born MA, married, farmer

            Ruth Gisby, 70, female, white, born MA, married

            Deborah Gisby, 37, female, white, born MA, single, teacher

            Ellen Gisby, 28, female, white, born MA, single

    [239] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 75.

    [240] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 320, p. 300, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place Middleboro, and her parents Thomas & Ruth.

    [241] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 273.

    [242] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 300.

    [243] Per his www.findagrave.com memorial #143401377 and her www.findagrave.com memorial #143401310; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 164, the marriage of Ebenezer Tinkham 3d and Hannah Morrison, both of Middleborough, on 14 Dec. 1799 in Middleborough.

    [244] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 246, 261.

    [245] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 79, the Jacob Bennett 2d household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [246] 1850 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 239, dwelling #665, family #782:

            Jacob Bennett 2nd, 49, male, farmer, $1500, born MA

            Hannah B. Bennett, 41, female, born MA

            Jane Bennett, 16, female, born MA, attending school

            Earl Bennett, 14, male, born MA, attending school

            Mortimer Bennett, 6, male, born MA, attending school

            Grover Bennett, 6, male, born MA, attending school

    [247] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 49, dwelling #34, family #34:

            Jacob Bennet, 54, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Hannah B. Bennet, 47, female, white, born MA

            Jane Bennet, 22, female, white, born MA

            Earl Bennet, 20, male, white, carpenter, born MA

            Mortimer Bennet, 11, male, white, born MA

            Grover Bennet, 11, male, white, born MA

    [248] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 189-190, dwelling #89, family #100:

            Jacob Bennett, 64, male, white, born MA, married, farmer

            Hannah B. Bennett, 56, female, white, born MA, married

            Grover Bennett, 20, male, white, born MA, married, farmer

            Hannah M. Bennett, 21, female, white, born MA, married

            Carrie M. Bennett, 4 months, female, white, born MA, single

            William Tinkham, 46, male, white, born MA, single, laborer

    [249] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 18; www.findagrave.com, memorial #143401310, from her gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [250] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 18; www.findagrave.com, memorial #143401377, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [251] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #1809, Vol. 105, p. 290, from FHL microfilm #0555647, and Vol. 114, p. 356.

    [252] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 354.

    [253] Lainhart, Ann S., 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 188, dwelling #72, family #82:

            John Bennett, 55, male, white, born MA, single, farmer

            Betsey Bennett, 68, female, white, born MA, single

    [254] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 428, p. 583, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his birth place Middleboro, and his parents Thomas Bennett and Ruth Thompson, of Middleborough.

    [255] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 179.

    [256] Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 30, marriage of Freeman Waterman of Plymton and Joanna Tomson Junr of Halifax on 18 Dec. 1766 in Halifax.

    [257] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 125, marriage intentions recorded 17 Oct. 1795 in Middleborough; Halifax VRs, p. 24.

    [258] Halifax VRs, p. 39.

    [259] 1810 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 315, the Jacob Thompson household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [260] 1820 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 406, the Jacob Thompson household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male 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 45 or over, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [261] 1830 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 246, the Jacob Thompson household had 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 2 females aged 20-29 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

    [262] 1840 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 80, the Jacob Thompson household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [263] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 194, from a private record of deaths kept by Rev. Alfred Wood; www.findagrave.com, memorial #142706039, from his gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [264] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20575, Vol. 12C, p. 74, from FHL microfilm #0551539, with Jesse Perkins and Azel Gurney, both of North Bridgewater, as sureties.

    [265] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 91, p. 335-336, from FHL microfilm #0555640.

    [266] Per Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 109; www.findagrave.com, memorial #150843695, from her gravestone in Oakwood Cemetery in Beliot, WI.

    [267] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 272.

    [268] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 371.

    [269] www.findagrave.com, memorial #142705887, from her gravestone in the Cemetery at The Green in Middleborough, MA.

    [270] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 207.

    [271] Plympton VRs, p. 297, the marriage of Hemon Crocker and Lydia Churchil on 13 Oct. 1774 in Plympton.

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

    [273] Vital Records of Carver, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Carver VRs], p. 28.

    [274] Plympton VRs, p. 78, the birth of Heman, son of Daniel and Susanna (Dunham) Crocker; p. 297, the marriage of Daniel Crocker and Suseanah Dunham on 31 Dec. 1741 in Plympton.

    [275] Plympton VRs, p. 282, the marriage of Capt. Perez Churchil and Deborah Thear on 21 Dec. 1741 in Plympton.

    [276] 1810 Federal Census, North Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 88, the Perez Crocker household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [277] 1820 Federal Census, North Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 446?, the Perez Crocker household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-18 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1? female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [278] 1830 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 368, the Perez Crocker household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

    [279] 1840 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 135, the Perez Crooker [sic] household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, 1 female aged 40-49 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years, including 4 persons employed in agriculture, and 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [280] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 309, dwelling #982, family #1230:

            Perez Crocker, 70, male, hatter, $2500, born MA

            Freelove Crocker, 69, female, born MA

    [281] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 47, from a private record of deaths kept by Rev. Alfred Wood.

    [282] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #5227, Vol. 96, p. 270-273, from FHL microfilm #0555642.

    [283] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Middleborough, Boston, 1988, p. 49, dwelling #35, family #35.

    [284] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 139, p. 311, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her parents Jacob & Freelove Thompson; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 48; www.findagrave.com, memorial #125871134, from her gravestone in Union Cemetery in Brockton, MA, her memorial gives the date as 27 Aug. 1860, but the date on her gravestone in 27 Nov. 1860.

    [285] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 308.

    [286] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 168-169.

    [287] Brockton VRs, p. 187.

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

    [289] 1830 Federal Census, Abington, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 391, the Charles Gurney household had 1 male under 5, 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 female under 5, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

    [290] 1850 Federal Census, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 115, dwelling #88, family #133:

            Eleazer C. Sherman, 32, male, merchant, $2500, born MA

            Louisa J. Sherman, 20, female, born MA

            Edward L. Sherman, 3/12, male, born MA

            Charles Gurney, 51, male, farmer, $3570, born MA

            Louisa Gurney, 48, female, born MA

            Esther Cosgrove, 17, female, born Ireland

    [291] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 139, p. 314, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place Middleboro, and her parents Perez Crocker, born in Carver, and Freelove Thompson, born in Middleboro.

    [292] Her parents’ names from her death record; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 343, the marriage of Benjamin Snell and Rebecca Conant on 23 May 1782 in Bridgewater.

    [293] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 154, p. 304, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his second marriage, her first, his occupation a farmer, his birth place N. Bridgewater, his parents Zachariah & Matilda, her birth place Bridgewater, and her parents Benjamin & Rebecca.

    [294] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 299, taken from the Snell-Carver Family Bible.

    [295] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 365, p. 312, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a farmer, his birth place Brockton, and his parents Zechariah and Matilda, of Brockton.

    [296] Brockton VRs, p. 36.

    [297] Her parents named in her death record; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 137; Brockton VRs, p. 183, the marriage of Ephraim Cole Jr. and Sukey Packard on 15 Dec. 1808 in North Bridgewater.

    [298] Brockton VRs, p. 187.

    [299] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 75, which gives the year as 1803; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 137, gives the year as 1808, which matches her age at death.

    [300] 1830 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 368, the Daniel Crocker household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, 2 females under 5, and 1 female aged 20-29 years.

    [301] 1840 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 124, the Daniel Crocker household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 2 females aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 30-39 years, including 1 person employed in agriculture.

    [302] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 316, dwelling #1668, family #1357:

            Daniel Crocker, 45, male, shoe cutter, $2000, born MA

            Susanna Crocker, 41, female, born MA

            Alice Crocker, 21, female, born MA

            Susan Crocker, 20, female, born MA

    [303] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 76, p. 213, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place North Bridgewater, and her parents Ephm. & Susannah Cole.

    [304] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 239, p. 350, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his birth place No. Bridgewater, and his parents Perez, born in Carver, and Freelove, born in Middleboro.

    [305] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #5215, Vol. 122, p. 449, from FHL microfilm #0554702, with Edward Crocker and Chas. B. Crocker, of North Bridgewater, as sureties.

    [306] Brockton VRs, p. 36.

    [307] Halifax VR, pp. 95, 110; Brockton VRs, p. 187, marriage intentions recorded on 26 July 1829 in North Bridgewater.

    [308] Calculated from her age at death.

    [309] Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1932, 3 volumes, [hereinafter New Bedford VRs], Vol. 3, p. 50, from her gravestone in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, MA.

    [310] New Bedford VRs, Vol. 3, p. 51, from his gravestone in Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, MA.

    [311] Brockton VRs, p. 36.

    [312] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 190-191.

    [313] Brockton VRs, p. 187; New Bedford VRs, Vol. 2, p. 145, marriage intentions recorded on 1 Oct. 1831 in New Bedford.

    [314] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 163.

    [315] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 493, from her gravestone in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [316] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 85, p. 195, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his birth place Bridgewater, and his parents William & Mary Hooper.

    [317] Brockton VRs, p. 36.

    [318] Her parents’ names from her death record.

    [319] New Bedford VRs, Vol. 2, p. 145.

    [320] Calculated from her age at death.

    [321] 1840 Federal Census, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA, p. 368, the Edward Crocker household had 1 male aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 20-29 years, including 1 person engaged in commerce.

    [322] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 320, p. 272, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place New Bedford, and her parents William Blackmer, born in Rochester, and Nancy Smith, born in Vineyard Haven.

    [323] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 428, p. 542, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his burial in New Bedford, his birth place Brockton, and his parents Perez & Freelove (Thompson) Crocker.

    [324] Brockton VRs, p. 36.

    [325] Her parents’ names from her death record.

    [326] Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1910, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Wrentham VRs], Vol. 2, p. 276; Brockton VRs, p. 187, marriage intentions recorded on 7 Apr. 1838 in North Bridgewater.

    [327] Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 54.

    [328] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 338, p. 297, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a shoe cutter, his birth place Brockton, and his parents Perez & Freelove T. Crocker.

    [329] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol 1907/24, p. 88, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Return of a Death, Brockton #88, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, widow of Charles B. Crocker, her birth place Wrentham, her father William Cowell, born in Wrentham, and her mother Ruth Lovell, born in Smithfield, RI.

    [330] Brockton VRs, p. 36.

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

    [332] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 131; Brockton VRs, p. 201.

    [333] Calculated from his age at death, the death record of his daughter Olive (Curtis) Kingman says he was born in Stoughton.

    [334] Brockton VRs, p. 37, baptized in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [335] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Barnabas Curtis household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [336] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 393, the Barnabas Curtis household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 16-25 years, 2 females aged 26-44 years, and 2 females aged 45 or over.

    [337] 1810 Federal Census, North Parish of Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 88.

    [338] 1820 Federal Census, North Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, 446?, the Barnabas Curtis household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over, including 1 person engaged in agriculture.

    [339] Brockton VRs, p. 321, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [340] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #5359, Vol. 54, p. 3-4, from FHL microfilm #0550908.

    [341] Brockton VRs, p. 37, baptized in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [342] Brockton VRs, p. 38, baptized in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [343] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 218, 219.

    [344] Brockton VRs, p. 188, married in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [345] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 198.

    [346] Kingston VRs, p. 297, the marriage of Jabez Washburn Jr. and Mary Sherman of Marshfield on 14 May 1756 in Marshfield.

    [347] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 224, the marriage intentions of Seth Kingman and Judith Washburn recorded on 14 July 1787 in Bridgewater.

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

    [349] Brockton VRs, p. 238.

    [350] Brockton VRs, p. 341, buried in the Main Street Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [351] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12184, Vol. 11B, p. 149, from FHL microfilm #0551537, with Jesse Perkins and Daniel Crocker as sureties.

    [352] 1850 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 293, dwelling #762, family #954:

            Olive Kingman, 73, female, $500, born MA

    [353] 1860 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 17, dwelling #105, family #133:

            Olive Kingman, 83, female, $850, $400, born MA

    [354] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 221, p. 329, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place No. Bridgewater, and her parents Barnabas & Esther Curtis.

    [355] Brockton VRs, p. 37, baptized in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

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

    [357] Brockton VRs, p. 188, married in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [358] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 318.

    [359] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 374, marriage intentions recorded 10 June 1809 in Bridgewater.

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

    [361] Brockton VRs, p. 367.

    [362] Brockton VRs, p. 37, baptized in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [363] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 238.

    [364] Brockton VRs, p. 188, married in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater.

    [365] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 219.

    [366] 1810 Federal Census, East Parish of Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 82, the Bela Curtis household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 16-25 years.

    [367] 1820 Federal Census, East Parish of Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 466, the Bela Curtis household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [368] 1830 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 367, the Bela Curtis household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female aged 15-19 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years.

    [369] Brockton VRs, p. 321, buried in the Union Cemetery, North Bridgewater.

    [370] Stover, Margaret Harris, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter Raynham VRs], p. 57, marriage of Philip Knapp Jr. and Nancy White on 2 Oct. 1823 in Raynham.

    [371] Brockton VRs, p. 188, married in the First Congregational Church in North Bridgewater; Raynham VRs, p. 117, marriage intentions recorded 1 Oct. 1844 between Mr. Bela Curtis of N. Bridgewater and Mrs. Nancy Knapp of Raynham.

    [372] Raynham VRs, p. 28.

    [373] 1840 Federal Census, North Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 126, the Bela Curtis