~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Elizabeth3 Washburn and James Howard and Edward Selee

 

 

         Elizabeth Washburn had only 4 surviving children by both her husbands, and the families of all but son James Howard (Jr.) are traced pretty easily. His family is very incomplete here. Edward Selee’s name is spelled a variety of ways in the records, but I have chosen the “Selee” spelling which was used most commonly in the colonial records, although I would suspect that the spelling “Sealy” or “Sealey” is more common today. Because Elizabeth was a daughter her descendants will not be carried forward further than this file.

 

 

 

John1 Haward

 

 

James2 Howard

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas1 Hayward

 

 

Martha2 Hayward

 

Elizabeth3 Howard

 

 

 

Mercy Howard

 

 

 

James3 Howard (Jr.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

Elizabeth3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

Benjamin Selee

 

 

 

John Selee

 

 

 

 

Edward Selee

 

 

 

(158.) Elizabeth3 Howard, eldest daughter of (63) Elizabeth3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 16 Jan. 1685/6,[1] married Thomas Buck (Jr.), probably son of Thomas2 and Mary (Turner) Buck,[2] of Scituate, MA, on 18 Dec. 1712 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born on 15 Sept. 1682 in Scituate,[4] a grandson presumably of Isaac1 Buck.[5]

         Thomas Buck (Jr.) died on 4 Apr. 1755 in Bridgewater,[6] but no probate records were found for him. Elizabeth (Howard) Buck died on 8 Jan. 1760 in Bridgewater.[7]

         Elizabeth Howard and Thomas Buck (Jr.) had children:[8]

         620      i   Mary Buck, born on 6 Nov. 1713 in Bridgewater,[9] married David Hill, son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Conant) Hill,[10] on 11 Dec. 1733 in Bridgewater.[11] He was born on 25 Dec. 1712 in Bridgewater,[12] a grandson of Nathaniel Conant.[13] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County. He was not listed as a head of household in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census. They lived in Bridgewater, and had children:[14]

a. Anna Hill, born on 7 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater,[15] married Joseph Vinton, of Braintree, MA, on 30 Sept. 1774 in Bridgewater.[16]

b. Eunice Hill, born on 11 Aug. 1749 in Bridgewater,[17] married Abraham Joslyn, of Pembroke, MA, on 18 May 1769 in Bridgewater.[18] He was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

c. Molly Hill, born on 3 Apr. 1751 in Bridgewater,[19] married Nehemiah Shaw, son of Deacon Zachariah and Sarah (Packard) Shaw,[20] on 16 Nov. 1775 in Bridgewater.[21] He was born on 31 Mar. 1753 in Bridgewater.[22] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

d. John Hill, born on 6 May 1752 in Bridgewater,[23] died on 19 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater.[24]

e. Jerusha Hill, born on 22 June 1753 in Bridgewater,[25] married (1844) William5 Snow (5th), her first cousin, son of (652) William4 and Hannah (Hill) Snow (4th),[26] on 18 Apr. 1776 in Bridgewater.[27] He was born on 1 Jan. 1754 in Bridgewater,[28] a grandson also of Nathaniel and Hannah (Conant) Hill,[29] and of William3 and (170) Mary4 (Washburn) Snow (3rd).[30]

f. Silence “Tiley” Hill, born in 1755,[31] marriage not found.

         621     ii   Thomas Buck (3rd), born on 11 Oct. 1715 in Bridgewater,[32] marriage not found, possibly the Thomas Buck who settled in Easton, MA.[33]

         622    iii   Elisabeth Buck, born on 17 Oct. 1717 in Bridgewater,[34] married Elias Monk, Jr., of Stoughton, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA, probably son of Elias Monk, of Stoughton, on 28 June 1744 in Bridgewater.[35] She apparently died by 1752, and he remarried to Elizabeth Wright of Bridgewater, on 27 May 1752 in Bridgewater.[36] Elias Monk supposedly had 1 daughter by Elisabeth Buck,[37] and 2 sons by Elizabeth Wright:

a. Mary Monk, born say ca. 1747 in Stoughton, married Stoughton Willis (Jr.), son of Dr. Stoughton and Hannah4 (Harlow) Willis, of Bridgewater,[38] on 2 Nov. 1767 in Bridgewater,[39] and they moved to Stoughton, MA.[40] He was born on 28 Sept. 1746 in Bridgewater,[41] a grandson of Jonathan and Abigail (Stoughton) Willis, and of William3 and Joanna (Jackson) Harlow (3rd), of Bridgewater.[42] He was not a head of household in Stoughton in the 1790 federal census, and he may have been the Stoughton Willis living in Westford, Chittenden Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census, at which time his wife was probably already deceased.[43]

b. Elias Monk (Jr.), born on 26 June 1753 in Stoughton, MA,[44] married Alice5 Churchill, daughter of Jabez4 and Alice (Briggs) Churchill, of North Bridgewater,[45] on 10 Dec. 1772 in Stoughton.[46] She was born on 23 Feb. 1753 in Bridgewater,[47] a granddaughter of Josiah3 and Jemima (Hamblin) Churchill, of Plympton and Easton, MA.[48] They were probably living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[49]

c. Jesse Monk, born on 27 Mar. 1761 in Stoughton.[50] He was not a head of household in Suffolk Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, but he may have been the Jesse Monk who was living in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA, next door to his cousin Thomas Buck in the 1790 federal census.[51]

         623    iv   John Buck, born on 29 Apr. 1721 in Bridgewater,[52] married Mary Ames/Eames, of Norton, MA, on 25 Dec. 1739 in Bridgewater,[53] and they possibly settled in Easton, MA, but he was not found in Bristol or Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. He supposedly died on 17 July 1800 in Pownal, Bennington Co., VT, aged 83 [sic] years.[54] They had children:

a. Benjamin Buck, baptized on 3 June 1744 in North Bridgewater.[55] He supposedly died on 6 Mar. 1796 in Arlington, Bennington Co., VT,[56] so he was probably the Benjamin Buck who was living in Arlington, VT, in the 1791 federal census.[57]

b. John Buck (Jr.), born in 1746, married 1.) Mary (___), and 2.) Priscilla (___), and moved to Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., VT, where he died on 18 Mar. 1839.[58] He was not a head of household in Bennington Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census, but he was living in Shaftsbury, VT, in the 1800 federal census.[59]

c. (Probably others)

         624     v   Mathew Buck, born on 4 June 1724 in Bridgewater,[60] married Elisabeth “Eliza” Fenno, daughter of Isaac and Hannah Fenno, of Stoughton, Suffolk Co., MA, on 16 Aug. 1749 in Stoughton,[61] and they lived in Bridgewater. She was born on 20 Sept. 1729 in Stoughton.[62] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, and they were probably living in Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[63] They had children:[64]

a. Isaac Buck, born on 11 Nov. 1750 in Bridgewater,[65] married Sarah Hayward, of Easton, on 4 Feb. 1773 in Bridgewater.[66] They were probably living in Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[67]

b. Thomas Buck, born on 1 Oct. 1752 in Bridgewater,[68] married Silence Brett, daughter of John and Alice (Cady) Brett, of Bridgewater,[69] on 3 Nov. 1774 in Bridgewater.[70] She was born on 30 Aug. 1752 in Bridgewater,[71] and they moved to Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA, where he was baptized “at his urgent request and upon declaration of his faith” on 7 July 1818 aged about 68.[72] He died on 27 July 1818 in Worthington, aged 63 [sic] years.[73] They were living in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[74] They had children:

1. Cyrus Buck, born on 29 June 1775 in Worthington, MA,[75] settled in Chesterfield, MA, where he died on 1 Jan. 1861, aged 85 years,[76] and his wife Silence Buck died on 21 Dec. 1852, aged 74 years.[77]

2. Alvan Buck, born on 11 Sept. 1778 in Worthington.[78]

3. Thomas Buck (Jr.), born on 16 Feb. 1780 in Worthington.[79]

4. Martin Buck, born on 9 July 1782 in Worthington.[80]

5. Matilda Buck, born on 15 June 1785 in Worthington.[81]

6. Melzar Buck, born on 1 Feb. 1788 in Worthington.[82]

7. Amity Buck, born on 21 June 1790 in Worthington.[83]

c. Hannah Buck, born on 10 Jan. 1755 in Bridgewater.[84]

d. Kezia Buck, born on 28 May 1757 in Bridgewater.[85]

e. Joshua Buck, born on 6 Apr. 1760 in Bridgewater.[86]

f. Daniel Buck, born on 3 Nov. 1762 in Bridgewater,[87] was probably married and living in Chesterfield, Hampshire Co., MA, next door to his father, by the 1790 federal census.[88]

g. Eliphalet Buck, born on 5 Jan. 1765 in Bridgewater.[89]

h. Elisabeth Buck, born on 28 Sept. 1769 in Bridgewater.[90]

i. Mathew Buck (Jr.), born on 4 Aug. 1772 in Bridgewater.[91]

         625    vi   Tabitha Buck, born on 1 Oct. 1728 in Bridgewater,[92] married Thomas Kimber in 1755.[93] Children not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.[94]

 

 

(160.) Dr. James3 Howard (Jr.), eldest son of (63) Elizabeth3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 26 Jan. 1689/90,[95] married Elisabeth Wallis on 26 Jan. 1709/10 in Bridgewater.[96] They lived in Bridgewater until 1716, then moved to Easton, MA, then to Stoughton, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA, in 1731, then possibly to Woodstock, CT, and finally to Cumberland, Providence Co., RI, in 1748.[97]

         On 8 May 1731 James Howard of Easton purchased 100 acres of land in Stoughton from Preserved Tucker.[98] Tucker was the future brother-in-law of Howard’s two sons, Caleb and John Howard,[99] and the land purchased bordered on land owned by Deacon Joseph Tucker in Stoughton. On 16 Jan. 1733 James Howard of Stoughton purchased 5 acres of meadow in Stoughton from Obadiah Haws,[100] and on 2 Nov. 1734 James Howard purchased 6 acres of land in Stoughton from Timothy Jones of Stoughton.[101] On 18 May 1737 James Howard “Practitioner in Physick” deeded 20 acres of land in Stoughton to his son John Howard, with Benja. Estey and Caleb Howard as witnesses.[102] On 12 July 1739 James Howard of Stoughton “Practiciner in Physick” sold 30 acres of land in Stoughton to Jeremiah Ingraham of Attleborough.[103] Ingraham was the brother-in-law of Howard’s two sons, having married Susanna Tucker, the sister of Zerviah and Abigail Tucker.[104] On 17 Jan. 1745 James Howard of Attleborough sold several pieces of land in Stoughton totaling about 40 acres to his son Caleb Howard of Stoughton.[105] On 23 Dec. 1748 James Howard of Stoughton, “Practisioner of Physick” purchased land in Cumberland, RI, from John Whipple, of Cumberland, cooper.[106] On 20 Mar. 1750 James Howard of Cumberland, “Practitioner of Physick” and Eybrook Whipple of Cumberland, joyner, exchanged some parcels of land in Cumberland,[107] and on 4 Apr. 1751 James Howard of Cumberland “Practitioner of Physick” sold his piece of meadow in Stoughton he had purchased from Obadiah Haws to Benjamin Bird of Dorchester.[108] On 9 June 1756 James Howard of Cumberland “Practitioner in Physick” purchased a 6-acre tract of meadow in Cumberland from John and Mehetable Sweetland, and William and Mindwell Sweetland, of Attleborough.[109] On 14 Apr. 1758 James Howard of Cumberland “practitioner in Physick” sold 2 pieces of land in Cumberland totaling 29 acres to John Howard of Cumberland for £1500,[110] and on 11 Dec. 1762 James Howard of Cumberland “Practitioner in Physick” sold his homestead farm in Cumberland containing 35 acres to his grandson Seth Howard for 500 “Spanish Mill’d Dollars,” which Seth conveyed back to his grandfather to reside in during his natural life on the same day.[111] On 13 Apr. 1767 James Howard of Cumberland “Practitioner of Physick” purchased 37½ acres of land in Indian Meadow within the township of Cumberland from Roger Braley of Cumberland.[112]

         Dr. James Howard (Jr.) died testate on 27 Feb. 1776 in Cumberland, RI. His will, dated 23 June 1775 and witnessed by Joab Wilkinson, Daniel Wilkinson Junr, and Nathaniel Shepardson, mentioned his daughter Huldah Rhodes, grandsons Simeon Rhodes, John Howard, Samuel Howard, Seth Howard, Caleb Howard, Joshua Howard, James Howard, Daniel Howard, Nathan Rhodes, and Zebulon Rhodes, granddaughters Elizabeth Stickny, Marcy Molton, Abigail Lyon, Mary Jordon, the “four children of William Sweetland which were born to him of the Body of my well beloved Grand Daughter Mindwell Sweetland Deceased, Namely Louise Aratus Nathan and Mindwell,” Hildah Oliver, Susannah Page, Hannah Bowen, and Abigail Ingraham. He also mentioned Esther Day, daughter of Edward Day late of Cumberland, deceased, “who hath Kept my house for Several years,” and Nathan Howard, son of Seth Howard. He named his trusty friend Daniel Wilkinson of Cumberland, and two grandsons, John Howard and Samuel Howard, both of Cumberland, as executors of his estate.[113] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.)

         James Howard (Jr.) and Elizabeth Wallis had at least 4 children:[114]

         626      i   Caleb4 Howard, born on 8 Feb. 1711 in Bridgewater,[115] married 1.) Zerviah Tucker, of Stoughton, MA, daughter of Deacon Joseph and Judith (Clapp) Tucker,[116] on 5 Dec. 1734 in Stoughton.[117] She died on 6 May 1738 in Stoughton,[118] and he remarried to 2.) Elisabeth Estey, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Goodhue) Estey,[119] on 8 Feb. 1738/9 in Stoughton, MA.[120] She was born on 10 Jan. 1707/8 in Dorchester, MA,[121] and they lived in the part of Stoughton, Suffolk Co., MA, that is now Canton, Norfolk Co., MA,[122] where he was a joyner.[123] On 17 Jan. 1745 Caleb Howard of Stoughton purchased several pieces of land in Stoughton from his father, James Howard, of Attleborough.[124] Deacon Joseph Tucker died intestate on 25 Sept. 1745 in Stoughton, aged 65 years,[125] and Hezekiah Gay, Joseph Hartwell, John Wentworth, Richard Hixson, and Nathaniel Holmes, all of Stoughton, were appointed as a committee to divide his estate, a one fourth share of which was given to the heirs of Zerviah Howard deceased, youngest daughter of Joseph Tucker deceased, and former wife of Caleb Howard of Stoughton.[126] Caleb Howard died intestate in 1755 in Suffolk Co., MA, and Seth Peirce, of Stoughton, was appointed to administer his estate on 14 Mar. 1755.[127] On 23 Nov. 1762 Elizabeth Howard of Stoughton gave a quitclaim deed to Seth Peirce of Stoughton for her thirds in the estate of Caleb Howard of Stoughton, deceased.[128] He had 2 children by Zerviah Tucker, and 7 more children by Elisabeth Estey:

a. Mindwell5 Howard, born on 16 June 1735 in Stoughton, MA.[129] On 11 Nov. 1746 her father, Caleb Howard, was appointed as her guardian in right of her grandfather Joseph Tucker’s estate,[130] and she married William Sweetland, of Attleborough, MA, probably son of John and Mehetable (Fuller) Sweetland, on 2 Mar. 1753 in Cumberland, RI.[131] He was born on 29 Feb. 1732/3 in Attleborough.[132] On 4 Feb. 1755 William Sweetland of Attleborough, was chosen as the guardian of Mindwell Sweetland, a minor over 14, daughter of Caleb Hayward of Stoughton, joyner.[133] The portion of the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker that fell to the two children of Zerviah Howard was divided on 27 May 1756, with Nathan Howard receiving a double portion.[134] On 9 June 1756 John and Mehetable Sweetland, and William and Mindwell Sweetland, of Attleborough, sold a 6-acre tract of meadow in Cumberland to James Howard of Cumberland, “Practitioner in Physick.”[135] On 28 Feb. 1758 William and Mindwell Sweetland of Attleborough sold to Gamaliel Lyon of Stoughton all their rights in the estate of Joseph Tucker of Stoughton, deceased, together with rights in the estate of her father Caleb Howard of Stoughton, deceased.[136] She died on 13 June 1764, and was buried in Cumberland, RI,[137] and he probably remarried to Agness Woods, of Attleborough, in 1756.[138] Granddaughter Mindwell Sweetland, deceased, and her four children were named in the will of Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, in 1775. She had children:

1. Lovice Sweetland, born on 23 Nov. ca. 1754 in Attleborough.[139]

2. Aratus Sweetland, born on 22 May ca. 1756 in Attleborough.[140]

3. Nathan Sweetwell, born on 7 Apr. 1758 in Attleborough.[141]

4. Mindwell Sweetland, born on 7 Oct. 1762 in Attleborough.[142]

b. Nathan Howard, born on 29 Apr. 1838 in Stoughton,[143] possibly died young, after 1756. On 11 Nov. 1746 his father, Caleb Howard, was appointed as his guardian in right of his grandfather Joseph Tucker’s estate,[144] and after his father’s death he chose his uncle John Rhodes, of Stoughton, as his guardian on 18 Apr. 1755.[145] The portion of the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker that fell to the two children of Zerviah Howard was divided on 27 May 1756, with Nathan Howard receiving a double portion.[146] He was not named in the 1775 will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI.

c. Seth5 Howard, born on 8 Mar. 1738/9 in Stoughton, MA.[147] He chose Benjamin Esty of Stoughton as his guardian on 3 Mar. 1756 in right of his father Caleb Howard, deceased,[148] and he married Phebe Hayden of Stoughton on 11 Sept. 1760 in Stoughton.[149] They moved to Cumberland, RI, near his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, in 1762. On 18 Dec. 1761 Seth Howard of Stoughton, housewright, gave a quitclaim deed to Seth Peirce of Stoughton for his share of the estate of his father Caleb Howard, deceased.[150] On 11 Dec. 1762 James Howard of Cumberland “Practitioner in Physick” sold his homestead farm in Cumberland containing 35 acres to his grandson Seth Howard for 500 “Spanish Mill’d Dollars,” which Seth conveyed back to his grandfather to reside in during his natural life on the same day.[151] On 21 Dec. 1773 Seth and Phebe Howard of Cumberland sold the tract of 35 acres of land in Cumberland with a “Small Shop thereon” to Daniel Wilkinson Jnr, the southerly bounds of which were described as “untill it Comes within one rod of the North Door of the House of my Honour’d Grandfather James Howard.”[152] He was named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, and they moved to Merifield, Hamsphire Co. [now Rowe, Hampden Co.], MA, in 1776. On 13 Apr. 1776 Seth Howard of Meryfield, Hampshire Co., sold one half of the “Buildings lately Improved by Doctor James Howard Late of Cumberland Dec’d” to John Rhodes and Simeon Rhodes, both of Stoughton,[153] and on 20 Jan. 1778 Seth Howard of Merifield, Hampshire Co., sold a 1-acre parcel of land in Cumberland that he had purchased from Ibrook Whipple to Nebadiah Wilkinson of Cumberland.[154] Seth Howard died by 1790, and she was a widow living in Rowe, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[155] They had children:[156]

1. Nathan6 Howard, born on 29 Apr. 1761 in Cumberland, RI. He was mentioned in the 1775 will of Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, and given his great-grandfather’s silver watch, and he was living in Rowe, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[157]

2. Cynthia Howard, born on 19 Nov. 1762 in Cumberland, RI.

3. Frederick6 Howard, born on 12 Mar. 1764 in Cumberland. He was living next door to his widowed mother in Rowe, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[158]

4. Jesse Howard, born on 14 Jan. 1766 in Cumberland.

5. Lucinda Howard, born on 7 Dec. 1767 in Cumberland.

6. Mindwell Howard, born on 26 May 1769 in Cumberland.

7. Seth Howard (Jr.), born on 10 May 1772 in Cumberland.

d. Sgt. Caleb5 Howard (Jr.), born on 17 May 1741 in Stoughton.[159] He chose Benjamin Esty of Stoughton as his guardian on 3 Mar. 1756 in right of his father Caleb Howard, deceased,[160] and he married Catherine Rominger, daughter of Philip Rominger, of Broad Bay, Lincoln Co., ME, and they settled in Waldoborough, ME. On 22 Nov. 1762 Caleb Howard of Stoughton gave a quitclaim deed to Seth Peirce of Stoughton for his share of the estate of his father, Caleb Howard, deceased.[161] He was named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. He died intestate in 1811 in Waldoborough, ME, and Dr. Benjamin Brown was appointed as administrator of his estate on 26 June 1811, which was reportedly “greatly insolvent.”[162]

e. Sgt. Joshua5 Howard, born on 13 Nov. 1743 in Stoughton.[163] His uncle, John Rhodes, of Stoughton, was appointed as his guardian on 27 Feb. 1756 in right of his father Caleb Howard, deceased,[164] and on 16 June 1758 he chose instead Benjamin Esty of Stoughton as his guardian,[165] and he married Elizabeth Farnsworth, probably daughter of Lt. Col. William and Elizabeth (Rutherford) Farnsworth, of Waldoborough, ME, in ca. 1768. On 5 July 1765 Joshua Howard of Stoughton gave a quitclaim to Seth Peirce of Stoughton for his share of the estate of his father Caleb Howard, deceased.[166] He was named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. During the Revolutionary War Joshua Howard served as a Sergeant in Capt. Philip Martin Ulmer’s Company from Waldoborough in 1779 on the Penobscot Expedition, and was 2nd Lieutenant in Capt. George Ulmer’s Company in 1782.[167] He died testate in Jan. 1818 in Waldoborough, naming his son Isaac Howard and William Farnsworth as co-executors of his estate,[168] but unfortunately the will was never recorded in the Lincoln County Probate Books.

f. Elizabeth5 Howard, born on 6 Aug. 1746 in Stoughton.[169] Her mother, Elizabeth Howard of Stoughton, widow, was appointed as her guardian on 27 Feb. 1756 in right of her father Caleb Howard, deceased,[170] and she married John Stickney, son of Richard and Mary Stickney, of Stoughton, on 26 Dec. 1765 in Stoughton.[171] He was born on 31 Mar. 1744 in Stoughton,[172] and they moved to South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, where he was a music teacher.[173] Granddaughter Elizabeth Stickny was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. They were living in South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[174] She supposedly died on 28 May 1813,[175] presumably in South Hadley, MA, and he remarried to Lucy (Nash) Alvord, widow of Azariah Alvord,[176] on 31 Oct. 1813 in South Hadley.[177] He supposedly died on 23 Apr. 1827,[178] presumably in South Hadley. They had children:

1. Jonas Stickney, born on 10 June 1769, died on 23 July 1771 in South Hadley, MA.[179]

2. Dr. John Stickney (Jr.), born on 3 Apr. 1772 in South Hadley, a physician in Canada,[180] married Rebecca Barker on 14 Oct. 1804 in Adolphustown, Upper Canada.[181] He died on 9 Mar. 1830 in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward Co., Ontario.[182]

3. Chester Stickney, born on 3 July 1779, died in Nov. 1779 in South Hadley.[183]

4. Caleb Howard Stickney, born on 2 Apr. 1785, died on 26 Jan. 1786 in South Hadley.[184]

5. Dr. Caleb Howard Stickney, born on 1 Apr. 1787 in South Hadley,[185] married Sally Graves on 21 Nov. 1816,[186] and he died on 4 Oct. 1842 in Norwich (now Huntington), MA.[187]

6. Walter Stickney, born on 10 Aug. 1790 in South Hadley,[188] married Experience Stebbins on 4 June 1816 in South Hadley.[189]

7. (Probably 2 daughters by 1790.)[190]

g. Marcy5 Howard, born on 13 Mar. 1748/9 in Stoughton.[191] Her mother, Elizabeth Howard of Stoughton, widow, was appointed as her guardian on 27 Feb. 1756 in right of her father Caleb Howard, deceased,[192] and she married Joshua Morton, of Medumcook, [now Friendship] ME, son of Cornelius and Jane (Johnson) Morton, on 24 Jan. 1771 in St. Georges, Lincoln Co., ME.[193] He was born on 10 Sept. 1743 in Kingston, MA.[194] Granddaughter Marcy Molton was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, but Joshua and Marcy Morton were listed in the first accounting of the estate of Dr. James Howard in 1777.[195]

h. James5 Howard, born on 11 July 1752 in Stoughton.[196] His mother, Elizabeth Howard of Stoughton, widow, was appointed as his guardian on 27 Feb. 1756 in right of his father Caleb Howard, deceased,[197] and he was named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775.

i. Daniel5 Howard, born on 1 Nov. 1754 in Stoughton.[198] His mother, Elizabeth Howard of Stoughton, widow, was appointed as his guardian on 27 Feb. 1756 in right of his father Caleb Howard, deceased,[199] and he was named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, probably married Margaret (___), and settled in the part of Cushing, ME, that is now St. George, ME. He died intestate in 1825 in St. George, ME, and Joel Miller, Esq., of St. George, was appointed as administrator of his estate on 23 Aug. 1825.[200]

         627     ii   John4 Howard, born on 18 May 1712 in Bridgewater,[201] married 1.) Abigail Tucker, of Stoughton, MA, daughter of Deacon Joseph and Judith (Clapp) Tucker,[202] on 2 Nov. 1732 in Stoughton, MA.[203] Deacon Joseph Tucker died intestate on 25 Sept. 1745 in Stoughton, aged 65 years,[204] and Hezekiah Gay, Joseph Hartwell, John Wentworth, Richard Hixson, and Nathaniel Holmes, all of Stoughton, were appointed as a committee to divide his estate, a one fourth share of which was given to Abigail Howard the 2d daughter of Joseph Tucker deceased and the wife of John Howard of sd Stoughton.[205] Abigail (Tucker) Howard died by 1750, and John Howard remarried to 2.) Mary Weatherhead, of Cumberland, RI, “now resident in Stoughton,” on 23 Feb. 1749/50 in Stoughton.[206] On 23 July 1745 John Howard of Stoughton mortgaged a piece of pasture land bounded by land of Joseph Tucker in Stoughton to Benjamin Smith, which he paid off by 28 Apr. 1747.[207] On 12 Sept. 1747 John Howard of Stoughton sold to Jeremiah Ingraham of Stoughton, cooper, 3 separate pieces of land in Stoughton,[208] and on 30 Mar. 1752 John and Mary Howard of Stoughton sold a 12 acre piece of land in Stoughton bounded by land belonging to the heirs of his late wife Abigail Howard to Thomas Tolman of Stoughton.[209] John Howard may have died by 1758, when his sons appear in Cumberland, RI, with their grandfather. He had children by Abigail Tucker:

a. Abigail5 Howard, born say ca. 1734 in Stoughton, married Gamaliel Lyon, son of Elhanan and Meredith (Wyatt) Lyon, of Stoughton,[210] on 30 May 1754 in Stoughton.[211] He was born on 22 Jan. 1728/9 in Stoughton.[212] On 28 Feb. 1758 Gamaliel Lyon purchased Mindwell Sweetland’s share of the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker of Stoughton, deceased,[213] and they moved to Cumberland, RI, in 1760, because on 1 Feb. 1760 Gamaliel Lyon of Stoughton gave a quitclaim to Seth Peirce of Stoughton for all his right in the estate of Caleb Howard, deceased,[214] and on 30 June 1760 Gamaliel Lyon of Cumberland, RI, signed a quit claim to his father, Elhanan Lyon, for his one fourth part in the widow’s thirds “that fell to Zerviah Howard wife to Caleb Howard deceased.…being formerly Joseph Tucker deceased.”[215] On 9 July 1760 Elhanan Lyon of Stoughton gave a quitclaim deed to John Withington Jr, of Stoughton, for all the rights belonging to Gamaliel and Abigail Lyon, John Howard, and Samuel Howard, in an old saw mill that had belonged to the estate of Joseph Tucker, deceased.[216] Granddaughter Abigail Lyon was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. Gamaliel Lyon was not a head of household in Stoughton, MA, or in Rhode Island in the 1790 federal census, and he may have moved to Whitingham, VT. Abigail, wife of Gamaliel Lyon, died on 18 May 1800 in Whitingham, VT.[217] They had at least 2 sons:

1. Elijah Lyon, born on 26 Aug. 1755 in Stoughton.[218]

2. John Lyon, born on 24 Sept. 1757 in Stoughton.[219]

b. John5 Howard (Jr.), born on 29 June 1736 in Stoughton,[220] married Rosanna Hogg, probably daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Wilkinson) Hogg, on 14 Jan. 1762 in Cumberland, RI.[221] He is presumably the John Howard of Cumberland who purchased 29 acres of land in Cumberland from James Howard of Cumberland, “practitioner in Physick,” on 14 Apr. 1758 for £1500,[222] which he sold on 24 Dec. 1759 to his brother Samuel Howard of Cumberland, for £1800.[223] On 25 June 1760 John Howard and Samuel Howard of Cumberland gave a quitclaim deed to Elhanan Lyon of Stoughton for all their right in the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker, late of Stoughton, deceased.[224] On 6 Mar. 1761 John Howard purchased two parcels of land totaling 60 acres from Benjamin and Susanna Butler, of Cumberland, one in Cumberland, and one in Wrentham, MA,[225] and on 29 June 1761 John Howard purchased 8 acres of land in Cumberland from Nathaniel and Sarah Goold of Cumberland.[226] On 10 June 1765 John and Rosanna Howard sold the parcels of land he had purchased from Benjamin Butler, Nathaniel Goold, and Ebenezer Chevers to Jesse Jenckes/Jenks of Smithfield.[227] On 23 Apr. 1766 John Howard of Cumberland purchased a 29 acre parcel of land in Cumberland from the widow Sarah Hogg, described as “being part of a Lot of Land formerly Laid out by John Wilkinson and Decended to me by heirship,” which bordered on land owned by the heirs of Abraham Hogg, deceased.[228] John Howard was a co-executor of the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1776, and he received one undivided third in a 37½ acre tract of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland that James Howard had purchased from Roger Braley. On 26 Aug. 1776 John Howard of Cumberland sold this one undivided third in the 37½ acre parcel of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland back to Roger Braley,[229] Roger Braley sold this interest to Lemuel Braley of Cumberland on 25 June 1777,[230] and Lemuel Braley of Cumberland sold this interest to Richard Ballou of Smithfield on 12 Apr. 1782.[231] John Howard and Samuel Howard were listed in the Providence County 1777 Military Census as between the ages of 16 and 50 years and able to bear arms.[232] On 1 Apr. 1779 John and Rosannah Howard of Cumberland sold the 29-acre parcel of land that they had purchased from the widow Sarah Hogg, described as “being part of a lot of land formerly laid out by John Wilkinson” to William Bowen of Cumberland.[233] He may have been living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, with 2 children,[234] or he may have been the John Howard living in Cumberland, RI, in the 1790 federal census, with 2 children,[235] both of whom had the same number and age groupings of persons in their household.

c. Samuel5 Howard, born on 3 July 1738 in Stoughton,[236] married Waitstill Whipple, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Jillson) Whipple,[237] on 20 Dec. 1761 in Cumberland, RI.[238] On 24 Dec. 1759 Samuel Howard purchased 29 acres of land in Cumberland from John Howard, presumably his brother, that John had purchased the year before from his grandfather James Howard.[239] On 25 June 1760 John Howard and Samuel Howard of Cumberland gave a quitclaim deed to Elhanan Lyon of Stoughton for all their right in the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker, late of Stoughton, deceased.[240] On 17 Mar. 1762 Samuel Howard purchased 15 acres of land in Cumberland from Peter Whipple,[241] and on 18 Apr. 1766 Samuel Howard purchased a 2-acre lot from Samuel Whipple, of Cumberland.[242] On 26 Nov. 1768 Samuel Howard purchased 4 acres of land in Cumberland from Roger Hill of Cumberland,[243] and on the same day Samuel Howard sold a small portion of the land he had purchased from his brother John Howard in Cumberland to John Woods of Attleborough,[244] but he purchased that land back from the widow Mary Woods, of Attleborough, on 26 Mar. 1770.[245] On 4 Apr. 1770 Samuel Howard of Cumberland purchased 13¾ acres of land in Cumberland from Isaac and Hannah Johnston of Cumberland bordering on land of Ibrook Whipple,[246] and on the same day Samuel and Waitstill Howard sold 6 acres of land in Cumberland to Nicholas Brown of Cumberland.[247] On 9 June 1770 Samuel Howard purchased an undivided half share in a 13-acre parcel of land in Cumberland from Samuel Whipple that the two of them had jointly purchased from Isaac Johnson.[248] Samuel Howard was a co-executor of the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1776, and he received one undivided third in a 37½ acre tract of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland that James Howard had purchased from Roger Braley. John Howard and Samuel Howard were listed in the Providence County 1777 Military Census as between the ages of 16 and 50 years and able to bear arms.[249] On 24 Apr. 1779 Samuel Howard purchased a small parcel of land in Cumberland from Samuel and Elizabeth Whipple bounded on lands of William Bowen and Samuel Howard,[250] and on 1 Mar. 1780 Samuel and Waightstill Howard exchanged two small parcels of land in Cumberland with Peleg and Mehetable Fuller of Cumberland.[251] Sometime before 1783 Samuel Howard apparently sold his one undivided third interest in the 37½ acre tract of land at Indian Meadow to Nathaniel Shephardson, because on 20 Nov. 1783 the tract described as “Land Docter James Howard Deceased Purchased of Roger Brayley…Being Near to a place Called and Known by the name of Indian Meadow” was divided between the owners, Nathaniel Shephardson, William Sheldon, and Richard Ballou.[252] On 1 Feb. 1804 Samuel and Waitstill Howard sold to Nathan and Freelove Staples one undivided seventh part of the homestead farm of her father Samuel Whipple of Cumberland, deceased,[253] and on 28 Sept. 1805 Samuel and Waitstill Howard joined other heirs of Samuel Whipple of Cumberland, deceased, in giving quitclaims to each other for their share in the estate of Whipple.[254] On 7 May 1807 Samuel and Waitstill Howard of Cumberland deeded two tracts of land in Cumberland to George Howard of Cumberland totaling about 20½ acres on the east and west sides of the highway leading by Samuel Howard’s house, which on the same day George Howard deeded back to his “Honoured Father and Mother Samuel Howard and Waitstill Howard of Cumberland” for their natural lives,[255] and on 3 June 1811 Samuel and Waitstill Howard of Cumberland deeded another parcel of about 2 acres of land in Cumberland to George Howard of Cumberland.[256] Samuel Howard was living in Cumberland, RI, in the 1790,[257] and 1800 federal censuses.[258]

d. Mary5 Howard, born on 21 May 1740 in Stoughton,[259] married Abraham Jordan of Stoughton on 9 July 1772 in Stoughton.[260] Granddaughter Mary Jordan was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in his 1775 will. They were living in Stoughton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[261] They had at least one daughter:

1. Lois Jordan, born on 7 July 1773 in Stoughton.[262]

e. Joseph Howard, born on 10 Mar. 1741/2 in Stoughton,[263] possibly died young. He was not named in the 1775 will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI.

         628    iii   Mercy Howard, born on 10 Mar. 1714 in Bridgewater,[264] died supposedly on 26 Jan. 1734.[265] She was not mentioned in her father’s 1775 will, nor were any children of daughter Mercy mentioned.

         629    iv   Huldah4 Howard, born on 4 May 1716 in Bridgewater,[266] married John Rhodes, of Stoughton, MA, supposedly son of Eleazer and Jemima (Preble) Rhodes,[267] on 20 Sept. 1733 in Stoughton.[268] He was born supposedly on 9 Sept. 1711 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA,[269] and they apparently lived in the part of Stoughton known as Stoughtonham precinct, now Sharon, MA, before eventually moving to Cumberland, RI. Daughter Huldah Rhodes was named in the will of her father, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, and she received one half of his homestead in Cumberland and one undivided third in a 37½ acre tract of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland that James Howard had purchased from Roger Braley. On 13 Apr. 1776 John Rhodes and Simeon Rhodes, of Stoughton, purchased one half of the “Buildings lately Improved by Doctor James Howard Late of Cumberland, Dec’d” from Seth Howard of Meryfield, Hampshire Co., MA,[270] and on 3 June 1776 John and Huldah Rhodes, and Simeon and Jemima Rhodes, of Stoughtonham, sold the land they had purchased in Cumberland from Seth Howard, and the lands they had inherited from the estate of Dr. James Howard in Cumberland to Daniel Wilkinson of Cumberland.[271] On 4 June 1776 John and Huldy Rhodes of Stoughtonham deeded the one undivided third in a 37½ acre tract of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland to their son Simeon Rhodes of Stoughtonham,[272] but on 10 July 1776 Simeon Rhodes sold this interest back to his father,[273] and on 18 Jan. 1779 John Rhodes of Stoughtonham sold this one undivided third in a 37½ acre tract of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland to William Sheldon of Cumberland.[274] John Rhodes was probably living in Cumberland, RI, in the 1790 federal census.[275] They had children,[276] order uncertain:

a. Huldah Rhodes, born say ca. 1740, married John Oliver, of Wrentham, MA, on 29 Jan. 1761 in Stoughton or Sharon, MA.[277] Granddaughter Hildah Oliver was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. He may have been the son of Joseph and Ann (Russell) Oliver, of Rochester, MA,[278] who was born on 17 Apr. 1737 in Rochester.[279] He probably served in the Revolutionary War from Rochester in Capt. Earl Clap’s Company in 1775, and reenlisted for service at Fishkill, NY, in 1778 in Capt. Parker’s Company, and at White Plains, NY, in Capt. Samuel Flower’s Company.[280] He was not a head of household in Rochester, MA, in the 1790 federal census. They had children:

1. James Oliver, baptized on 3 June 1770 in Rochester, MA.[281]

2. Nathan Oliver, baptized on 3 May 1772 in Rochester.[282]

3. Rachel Oliver, baptized on 31 July 1774 in Rochester.[283]

4. Hannah Oliver, baptized on 5 Jan. 1777 in Rochester.[284]

b. Abigail Rhodes, born say ca. 1744, married Benjamin Ingraham, probably son of Joseph and Judith (Cobb) Ingraham, of Stoughton,[285] on 3 Apr. 1766 in Sharon, MA.[286] He was born on 13 Sept. 1741 in Stoughton.[287] Granddaughter Abigail Ingraham was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private from Stoughtonham in Capt. Samuel Payson’s Company in 1775, and reenlisted in Capt. Edward B. Savell’s Company in 1778, then in Capt. Sable’s Company at Fishkill, NY.[288] He was probably living in Foxborough, Suffolk Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[289] but no children were recorded to Benjamin and Abigail Ingraham in the Foxborough or Sharon vital records.

c. Simeon Rhodes, born say ca. 1747, married Jemima Rhodes, of Dedham, MA, on 17 Jan. 1770 in Dedham.[290] He was named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, and given one half of his grandfather’s homestead in Cumberland. On 13 Apr. 1776 John Rhodes and Simeon Rhodes, of Stoughton, purchased one half of the “Buildings lately Improved by Doctor James Howard Late of Cumberland, Dec’d” from Seth Howard of Meryfield, Hampshire Co., MA,[291] and on 3 June 1776 John and Huldah Rhodes, and Simeon and Jemima Rhodes, of Stoughtonham, sold the land they had purchased in Cumberland from Seth Howard, and the lands they had inherited from the estate of Dr. James Howard in Cumberland to Daniel Wilkinson of Cumberland.[292] On 4 June 1776 Simeon Rhodes of Stoughtonham purchased the one undivided third in a 37½ acre parcel of land at Indian Meadow in Cumberland from John and Huldy Rhodes of Stoughtonham,[293] but on 10 July 1776 Simeon Rhodes sold this interest back to his father.[294] He served in the Revolutionary War as a private from Stoughtonham in Capt. Ebenezer Tisdale’s Company in 1775, and may have reenlisted for service at Fishkill, NY, in 1778.[295] He was probably the Simeon Road living in Sharon, Suffolk Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[296] and he may have been living in Wrentham, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census,[297] but no children were recorded to Simeon and Jemima Rhodes in the Wrentham or Sharon vital records.

d. Hannah Rhodes, born say ca. 1749, married Thomas Bowen on 7 Feb. 1771 in Cumberland, RI.[298] Granddaughter Hannah Bowen was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. He was living in Cumberland, RI, in the 1790 federal census.[299] They supposedly had children:

1. Darius Bowen, born on 24 Dec. 1771 in Cumberland, RI,[300] married Desire Jencks, daughter of Jeremiah and Patience (Tower) Jencks, of Cumberland, who was born on 7 July 1772.[301]

2. Rachel Bowen, born on 14 Sept. 1774 in Cumberland, RI.[302]

3. Huldah Bowen, born on 25 Sept. 1775 in Cumberland, RI,[303] married Ahas/Ahaz Aldrich, son of Charles and Mercy Aldrich, of Mendon, MA, on 31 Aug. 1795 in Cumberland.[304]

4. Zebedon Bowen, born on 13 Dec. 1777 in Cumberland, RI,[305] married Elizabeth “Betsey” Clark on 29 Apr. 1810.[306] He died on 12 Jan. 1840 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.[307]

5. John Bowen, born on 26 Apr. 1780 in Cumberland, RI,[308] married Eleanor (___).

6. Polly Bowen, born on 26 Apr. 1782 in Cumberland, RI.[309]

7. Asa Bowen, born on 23 Mar. 1785 in Cumberland, RI,[310] married Betsey Jencks, daughter of Maj. Lory and Hannah (Wilcox) Jencks, of Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY. The will of Lory Jencks, dated 1 Aug. 1836, and probated on 14 June 1839, mentions his daughter Betsey Bowen, among others.[311]

8. James Bowen, born on 20 July 1787 in Cumberland, RI.[312]

9. Thomas Bowen (Jr.), born on 5 Nov. 1791 [sic] in Cumberland, RI.[313]

10. (Possibly) Patience Bowen, born on 15 Sept. 1793 in Cumberland, RI, married James Jenks, son of Maj. Lory and Hannah (Wilcox) Jencks, in Dec. 1812.[314] She died supposedly on 23 Oct. 1880 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.[315]

e. Susannah Rhodes, born say ca. 1750, married Asa Page, of Walpole, Suffolk Co., MA, on 29 May 1771 in Sharon, MA.[316] Granddaughter Susannah Page was named in the will of her grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private from Walpole in Capt. Jeremiah Smith’s Company, and in Capt. Oliver Clap’s Company in 1775, and reenlisted in 1777.[317] He was living in Walpole, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[318] and he died testate in 1817 in Walpole. His will was dated 24 June 1817, and probated on 6 Jan. 1818, and he named his son Oliver Page as executor, and mentioned his wife Susannah, daughters Mary Whiting, Mille Clarke, wife of Lewis Clarke, Hannah Perigo, wife of Robert Perigo, Lucy Lincoln, wife of Dwella Lincoln, Sally Smith, wife of Luther Smith, grandsons Willard Page and Asa Page, and directed that daughter Susanna Page was to be maintained by son Oliver Page.[319] They had children:

1. Susannah Page, born on 11 Mar. 1772 in Walpole, MA,[320] apparently never married.

2. Mary “Polly” Page, born on 14 Apr. 1773 in Walpole,[321] married Joseph Whiting of Franklin, MA, on 19 Nov. 1794 in Walpole.[322]

3. Oliver Page, born on 28 Oct. 1774 in Walpole,[323] married Esther Boyden, daughter of Benjamin and Huldy (Amsbery) Boyden, of Walpole,[324] in 1798.[325] She was born on 9 Sept. 1778 in Walpole.[326]

4. Pamela “Mille” Page, born on 28 Oct. 1776 in Walpole,[327] married Lewis Clark, of “Mt. Desert,” on 1 Oct. 1806 in Walpole.[328]

5. Hannah Page, born on 12 July 1778 in Walpole,[329] married Robert Perigo, of Wrentham, probably son of James and Elizabeth (Pettee) Perigo, of Wrentham, on 12 Jan. 1803 in Walpole.[330]

6. Lucy Page, born on 11 Aug. 1780 in Walpole,[331] married Dwellie Lincoln.

7. Sally Page, born on 7 May 1783 in Walpole,[332] probably married Luther Smith, of Franklin, MA, on 12 Nov. 1806 in Walpole.[333]

f. Nathan Rhodes, named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, marriage not found.

g. Zebulon Rhodes, baptized on 24 Feb. 1760 in Sharon, MA,[334] named in the will of his grandfather, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI, in 1775, married Sarah Bishop of Cumberland, RI, in ca. 1779.[335] He was not a head of household in Cumberland, RI, in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(161.) Benjamin Selee, second son of (63) Elizabeth3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 5 Mar. 1693,[336] settled in Easton, MA, and married Sarah Lane, possibly widow of John Lane, of Norton, MA, on 11 Dec. 1718 in Norton.[337]

         Benjamin Selee was granted administration of the estate of his son‑in‑law, John Hill, of Attleborough, MA, on 19 Dec. 1738, but Selee died intestate on 5 Feb. 1748 in Norton, MA,[338] before completing administration of John Hill’s estate. His widow, Sarah, was granted administration of his estate on 5 Apr. 1748, which included lands in Norton, Easton, and Taunton,[339] and she also filed the final accounting of John Hill's estate.[340] Benjamin Hodges, William Ware, Benjamin Cobb, William Dean, and Daniel Brayman, all of Bristol Co., MA, were appointed to set off to the widow Sarah Seele one full third part of the estate of Benjamin Seele, deceased, as her dower, and to divide the remaining two thirds amongst the children Benjamin Hews and Sarah his wife, and Joseph Hart and Hannah his wife, on 1 Oct. 1748.[341]

         Sarah (Lane) Selee remarried to Benjamin Hodges, of Norton, probably as his second wife, on 29 May 1749 in Norton.[342] Benjamin Hodges died intestate in 1754 in Norton, and Ephraim Hodges and John Wild, Jr., were appointed as administrators of his estate on 22 Nov. 1754.[343] Sarah remarried again to Nathaniel4 Dunham (Jr.), probably son of Nathaniel3 and Mary3 (Tilson) Dunham,[344] as his second wife, on 4 June 1756 in Norton.[345] He was born ca. 1693 in Plympton, MA, and had married first to Marcy Eddy[?].[346]

         Sarah (Lane) (Selee) (Hodges) Dunham died testate in 1757 in Norton. Her will, dated 21 Feb. 1757, and probated on 24 Oct. 1757, mentioned her grandson Joseph Hart, son of her daughter Hannah Hart, deceased, granddaughter Sarah Dun­ham, wife of Solomon Dunham, daughter Sarah Hews, wife of Benjamin Hews, and her husband, Mr. Nathaniell Donham, and she named her son-in-law Benjamin Hews and daughter Sarah Hews as co-executors of her estate.[347] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of her will.) Her portion of Benjamin Selee’s estate was divided between Sarah, wife of Benja­min Hews, and the heir of Hannah Hart on 27 Oct. 1757.[348] Nathaniel Dunham (Jr.) died sometime after 1766, probably in Norton.

         Benjamin Selee and Sarah Lane had 2 daughters:

         630      i   Sarah Selee, born on 19 Apr. 1720 in Norton, MA,[349] married 1.) John Hill, of Rehoboth, MA, son of George Hill, of Attleborough, on 17 Nov. 1737 in Norton,[350] and they moved to Attleborough, MA. He died, howev­er, on 27 Sept. 1738 in Norton,[351] and Benjamin Selee was granted administration of his estate on 19 Dec. 1738.[352] Sarah (Selee) Hill remarried to 2.) Benjamin3 Hewes/Hews, of Attleborough, son of Solomon2 and Martha (Calef) Hewes,[353] on 1 Jan. 1740/1 in Norton.[354] He was supposedly born on 22 Dec. 1714 in Portsmouth, NH, a grandson of George1 and Mary (Allen) Hewes, of Salisbury, Essex Co., MA.[355] On 23 Nov. 1748 Benjamin Hewes and wife Sarah sold land in Norton, bounded by land set out to Joseph Hart and wife Hannah, out of the es­tate of their father, Benjamin Selee.[356] Sarah (Selee) (Hill) Hewes died by 1758, and Benjamin Hewes remarried to Elisabeth Hill, of Attleborough, on 9 Nov. 1758 in Attleborough.[357] On 11 Feb. 1762 Benjamin Hewes, of Attleborough, sold land to Sarah Sanford, and his wife Elizabeth Hewes signed.[358] They eventually moved to Foxborough, Norfolk Co., MA, where he died on 12 Nov. 1804, in his 90th year,[359] and his son John Hewes was granted administration of his estate on 7 Apr. 1807.[360]  Sarah Selee had children, order uncertain:

a. Sarah Hill, born posthumously on 29 Sept. 1738 in Norton.[361] She was placed under guardianship of her grandfather, Benjamin Selee, and then her stepfather, Benjamin Hewes, in 1748. She married Solomon Dunham, son of Nathaniel and Marcy (Eddy[?]) Dunham (Jr.), as his second wife, on 4 Nov. 1756 in Attleborough.[362] Solomon Dunham was born on 18 Feb. 1727/8 in Norton,[363] and had married first to Hephzibah Clap, daughter of Thomas Clap, of Walpole, MA.[364] Nathaniel Dunham (Jr.) had married secondly to her grandmother, Sarah (Lane) (Selee) Hodges, also in 1756, and Sarah (Hill) Dunham was named in the will of her grandmother in 1757. Solomon Dunham and Sarah, his wife, signed for receipt of legacy from the estate of her grandfather, George Hill, on 28 Mar. 1760.[365] They were living in Attleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[366] Solomon Dun­ham died on 1 Dec. 1790 in Attleborough or Norton.[367]

b. Joseph4 Hewes, born on 23 Nov. ca. 1739? in Attleborough,[368] supposedly married Sarah Seaver and died in 1785 in Providence, RI,[369] or he may have been the Joseph Hewes who married Sarah Hodges of Norton on 30 Nov. 1769 in Wrentham, Norfolk Co., MA,[370] and was the Joseph Hewes living in Foxborough, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to John Hewes.[371]

c. Benjamin Hewes (Jr.), born on 27 Apr. 1742 in Norton,[372] probably died young.[373]

d. Anna Hewes, born on 10 May 1746 in Norton,[374] marriage not found.

e. Hannah4 Hewes, born on 10 Jan. ca. 1748? in Attleborough,[375] married Joshua Stearns on 10 Sept. 1778 in Mansfield, MA.[376] They were living in Mansfield, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[377]

f. John4 Hewes, born on 22 Oct. 1759? in Attleborough, baptized on 8 June 1760 in Norton,[378] married Esther Mann, daughter of Ezra and Esther (Newland) Mann, of Wrentham,[379] on 20 Jan. 1787 in Wrentham or Foxborough, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA.[380] They were living in Foxborough, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to Joseph Hewes,[381] and was still living in Foxborough, Norfolk Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census.[382] She died on 28 Aug. 1812 in Foxborough, aged 55 years,[383] and he died on 15 Oct. 1831 in Foxborough, MA.[384]

         631     ii   Hannah Selee, born on 24 Dec. 1725 in Norton,[385] married Joseph Hart on 4 Aug. 1748 in Norton.[386] She died by 1753, and he remarried to Sarah6 Cook, daughter of Silas5 and Elizabeth (Stetson) Cook,[387] on 20 Feb. 1753 in Norton.[388] She was born on 15 Nov. 1731 in Kingston, MA.[389] Hannah (Selee) Hart had one son:

a. Joseph Hart (Jr.), born on 9 July 1749 in Norton,[390] named in his grandmother's will in 1757, marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Bristol, Plymouth or Suffolk Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(162.) John Selee, youngest son of (63) Elizabeth3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 10 Apr. 1697,[391] married Hannah Briggs, daughter of Clement and Elizabeth (Field) Briggs,[392] of Easton, on 12 Jan. 1723/4 in Norton, MA.[393] She was born ca. 1701.[394] The division of the estate of Clement Briggs, dated 5 Oct. 1722, included a daughter Hannah Briggs.[395]

         John Selee was appointed as a co‑administrator of the estate of her brother, Zachariah Briggs, of Easton, on 13 Jan. 1745,[396] and Hannah Selee shared in the distribution of the estate of her brother, Zachariah Briggs, of Easton, in July 1746.[397]

         Hannah (Briggs) Selee died on 16 or 19 Feb. 1760 in Easton, aged 58 years,[398] and John Selee died on 3 Dec. 1783 in Easton, aged 86 years.[399] The only probate records filed for his estate was the Settlement of his Heirs, dated 12 Nov. 1785, between Nathan Seele, yeoman, of Easton, Thomas Buck, yeoman, and his wife Thankfull, of Easton, and Pendleton Britton, laborer, and his wife Hannah, of Westmoreland, Commonwealth of New Hampshire.[400] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of the Settlement.)

         John Selee and Hannah Briggs had children:

         632      i   Hannah Selee, born on 22 Feb. 1727/8 in Easton,[401] married Pendleton Britton/Breton, of Raynham, MA, son of William and Lydia (Leonard) Britton (Jr.), of Taunton,[402] on 22 Oct. 1747 in Easton.[403] He was a grandson of William and Mary (Pendleton) Britton.[404] The will of Mary Morey, of Dighton, MA, widow of Nicholas Morey, dated 25 Oct. 1732, and probated on 10 Jan. 1732/3, mentioned her son William Brittun, of Taunton, deceased, and her grandchildren, including a grandson Pendleton Brittun, son of her son William Brittun. She also mentioned her father James Pendleton, her former husband, Joseph Cross, and her grandfather Briant Pendleton.[405] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of her will.) Administration of the estate of William Britton, of Taunton, was granted to his widow, Lidiah Britton, on 16 Feb. 1725/6.[406] The will of James Leonard, of Taunton, dated 4 Mar. 1725/6, mentioned his daughter Lydia Brettin, among others.[407] Pendleton and Hannah Britton lived in Easton, MA, and they were still living in Easton in the 1790 federal census, next door to their sons John and William Britton.[408] Pendleton Britton died intestate in 1807 in Easton, and his widow Hannah Britton, of Easton, was granted administration of the estate of Pendleton Britton, late of Easton, on 7 July 1807, with John Britton and Joshua Britton, yeomen, as sureties. The Inventory of the estate of Pendleton Britton, late of Easton, was appraised by Reuben Harlow, Calvin Packard, and Simeon Drake, and totaled only $27.47. Hannah Britton, the administratrix, gave her oath to the inventory on 6 July 1807.[409] She died intestate in 1808 in Easton, and her son John Britton was granted administration of the estate of the widow Hannah Britton, late of Easton, on 5 July 1808, with Joshua Britton, yeoman, of Easton, and David Makepeace, yeoman, of Norton, as sureties. The Inventory of her estate, also appraised by Reuben Harlow, Calvin Packard, and Simeon Drake, totaled $89.00, including a note against Benjamin Buck and Joshua Britton for $41.92.[410] They had children:

a. Zachariah Britton, born on 17 May 1748 in Easton,[411] married Freelove Drake on 24 Feb. 1773 in Easton.[412] She may have been the Freelove Drake, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Drake, born on 7 Oct. 1738 in Easton,[413] but she would have been almost 10 years older than her husband. They were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to Thomas and Benjamin Buck.[414] They probably had at least one child:

1. Zachariah Britton (Jr.), born say 1776, married Bethiah Drake, of Easton, on 22 Aug. 1798 in Easton.[415]

2. (Probably some daughters)[416]

b. John Britton, born on 19 June 1749 in Easton,[417] married 1.) Phebe Hewett, of Easton, probably daughter of Ephraim and Charity Hewett, on 24 Apr. 1770 in Easton,[418] and they lived in Easton. She was born on 10 Sept. 1754 in Easton,[419] and she died by 1789. He remarried to 2.) Jerusha Thomson, of Easton, on 30 Sept. 1789 in Easton.[420] They were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father,[421] but no death or probate records were found for him in Bristol County. John Britton had 7 children by Phebe Hewett, and 4 more children by Jerusha Thomson:

1. John Britton, born 17 Nov. 1772 in Easton.[422]

2. Joshua Britton, born 13 May 1775 in Easton,[423] supposedly the Joshua Britton who married Cynthia White, of Easton, on 6 Sept. 1792 in Easton.[424] He was probably the Joshua Britton who served as a Private in Capt. Noah Reed’s Company from Easton in 1814 during the War of 1812.[425] He died testate in 1840 in Easton, his will dated 27 Mar. 1840, and probated on 7 Aug. 1840, mentioned his wife Cynthia, son Joshua Brittan Jr., daughters Cynthia Copeland, Lucinda Bartlett, and Keziah Dean, son Thomas Brittan, children of daughter Phebe Dunbar of Boston, deceased, granddaughter Fanny B. Drake, and sons James Britton and Charles L. Britton, whom he named as executors of his estate, and also mentioned his sons-in-law Peter Dunbar and Phinehas Drake Jr.[426] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.) Cynthia (White) Britton died testate on 12 May 1856 in Easton, aged 83 years, 3 months, of heart disease,[427] her will dated 14 Mar. 1853, and probated on 1 July 1856, mentioned her three daughters Cynthia Copeland, Lucinda Bartlett and Keziah Dean, her granddaughter Nancy Maria Wells, and her sons Joshua Britton, Thomas Britton, James Britton, and Charles L. Britton, and she named her sons James Britton and Charles L. Britton as executors of her estate, but son Charles refused.[428] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of her will.)

3. Hannah Britton, born 8 Oct. 1777 in Easton.[429]

4. Calvin Britton, born 4 April 1780 in Easton,[430] married Abigail Selee, daughter of (633) Nathan and Love (Penny) Selee, on 18 Dec. 1803 in Easton.[431] She was born on 22 Feb. 1786 in Easton,[432] and he was her first cousin once removed.

5. Luther Britton, born 27 June 1782 in Easton.[433]

6. Benjamin Britton, born 27 May 1784 in Easton.[434]

7. Phebe Britton, born 1 Oct. 1786 in Easton.[435]

8. Isaac Britton, born 9 May 1790 in Easton.[436]

9. Jerusha Britton, born 4 Aug. 1792 in Easton.[437]

10. Sophia Britton, born 7 March 1795 in Easton.[438]

11. Ebenezer Britton, born 8 June 1797 in Easton.[439]

c. Hannah Britton, born on 2 Dec. 1750 in Easton,[440] married Benjamin Merrifield, of Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, on 13 Jan. 1773 in Easton.[441] He was not listed as a head of household in Worcester or Bristol Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

d. Lydia Britton, born on 31 Aug. 1755, died on 6 Sept. 1755 in Easton.[442]

e. Philip Britton, born on 10 May 1758 in Easton,[443] married “Bathsha” Drake, of “Stotonham,” Suffolk Co., MA, on 13 June 1778 in Easton.[444] Children not found. He was listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

f. William Britton, born on 16 Dec. 1759 in Easton,[445] married 1.) Marcy Hewitt, daughter of Ephraim and Charity Hewitt, of Easton, on 20 June 1779 in Easton.[446] She was born on 31 Dec. 1756 in Easton,[447] and died on 27 Jan. 1790 in Easton.[448] He remarried to 2.) Mary (___) in ca. 1791.[449] They lived in Easton, and were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father.[450] William Britton probably died before 1807.[451] He had 5 children by Marcy Hewitt, and 1 more son by Mary (___):

1. Zechariah Britton, born on 7 May 1780 in Easton,[452] probably married Dolly Downing, of Easton, on 25 Apr. 1811 in Easton.[453]

2. John Britton, born on 5 June 1782, died on 30 June 1785 in Easton.[454]

3. William Britton (Jr.), born on 5 Nov. 1784 in Easton,[455] married Sarah Selee, of Easton, daughter of (633) Nathan and Love (Penny) Selee, on 19 Feb. 1804 in Easton,[456] and they also lived in Easton.[457] She was born on 21 Aug. 1784 in Mansfield, MA,[458] and he was her first cousin once removed.

4. John Seele Britton, born on 18 May 1787 in Easton.[459]

5. Marcy/Mary Britton, born on 29 Aug. 1789 in Easton,[460] married (___) Record. She was the sole heir to her brother Nathan Britton in 1842.

6. Nathan Britton, born on 1 Dec. 1791 in Easton,[461] never married, died testate in 1842 in Easton, his will dated 16 Mar. 1842, and probated on 5 July 1842, left his entire estate to his sister Mary Record, and he named Samuel Deans as executor of his estate.[462] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.)

         633     ii   Nathan Selee, born on 3 June 1733 in Easton,[463] married 1.) Catharine Drake on 16 Nov. 1764 in Easton,[464] but she died on 5 Aug. 1765 in Easton,[465] and he remarried to 2.) Love Penny, of Marshfield or Mansfield, MA, on 27 Oct. 1784.[466] They were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Thomas Buck,[467] and in the 1800 federal census.[468] Nathan Selee served as a Private in the Revolutionary War,[469] and he died intestate on 24 Aug. 1815 in Easton.[470] His widow, Love Seele, refused the administration of his estate, and asked that John Seele may be appointed as the administrator on 6 Sept. 1815. John Seele, yeoman, was granted administration of his estate on 8 Sept. 1815, with Charles Wilbur and Stimson Williams, yeomen, all of Easton, as sureties.[471] Love (Penny) Selee died intestate on 13 Apr. 1842 in Easton, aged 80 years,[472] and John Selee, of Easton, was granted administration of her estate on 3 May 1842, with James Britton as surety.[473] Nathan Selee had one son by Catharine Drake, 2 daughters by Love Penny before their marriage, and 6 more children by Love Penny after their marriage:

a. Archippus Selee, born on 5 Feb. 1765 in Easton,[474] died on 8 Apr. 1789 in Easton, aged 24 years,[475] presumably unmarried.

b. Polly Selee, born on 2 Oct. 1777 in Mansfield, MA,[476] married Benjamin Drake, of Sharon, Suffolk (now Norfolk) Co., MA, on 26 May 1798 in Mansfield,[477] or on 16 July 1798 in Easton.[478]

c. Sarah Selee, born on 21 Aug. 1784 in Mansfield, MA,[479] married William Britton (Jr.), son of William and Marcy (Hewitt) Britton, of Easton, on 19 Feb. 1804 in Easton.[480] He was born on 5 Nov. 1784 in Easton,[481] a grandson of Pendleton and (632) Hannah (Selee) Britton,[482] and he was her first cousin once removed. They lived in Easton, and had children:

1. Mercy Hewett Britton, born on 17 Sept. 1804 in Easton.[483]

2. Sarah Wheeler Britton, born on 31 Mar. 1806 in Easton.[484]

3. William Britton (3rd), born on 1 Oct. 1807 in Easton,[485] married Maria B. Williams, of Easton, on 3 Mar. 1830 in Easton.[486]

4. Charles Briggs Britton, born on 31 Oct. 1809, died on 12 May 1813 in Easton.[487]

5. Ann Selee Britton, born on 5 Feb. 1812 in Easton.[488]

6. Jared Briggs Britton, born on 21 June 1814 in Easton.[489]

7. Priscilla Britton, born on 7 May 1817 in Easton.[490]

8. Preston Hodges Britton, born on 3 May 1819 in Easton.[491]

9. Dency Williams Britton, born on 10 Nov. 1821 in Easton.[492]

10. Sebrina Celia Britton, born on 3 May 1824 in Easton.[493]

d. Abigail Selee, born on 22 Feb. 1786 in Easton,[494] married Calvin Britton, son of John and Phebe (Hewett) Britton, on 18 Dec. 1803 in Easton.[495] He was born on 4 April 1780 in Easton,[496] a grandson of Pendleton and (632) Hannah (Selee) Britton,[497] and he was her first cousin once removed. They had at least 2 children:

1. Abigail Seele Britton, born on 26 June 1804 in Easton.[498]

2. Calvin Quincy Adams Britton, born on 6 Nov. 1805 in Easton.[499]

e. Hannah Selee, born on 28 Aug. 1788 in Easton.[500]

f. Anna Selee, born on 14 June 1790 in Easton,[501] died on 23 June 1809 in Easton, aged 19 years.[502]

g. John Selee, Esq., born on 28 June 1792 in Easton,[503] was administrator of his father’s estate in 1815, married 1.) Sebrina Snow, daughter of Capt. Jonathan and (1850) Huldah (Snow) Snow, of Bridgewater,[504] on 27 Aug. 1818 in Easton.[505] She was born on 10 Apr. 1797 in Bridgewater,[506] and died in about 1826, in her 29th year.[507] He remarried to 2.) Catherine Pierce. She was born ca. 1801,[508] and died on 29 May 1841 in Easton, aged 39 years.[509] He remarried to 3.) Mrs. Jerusha Holmes, of Middleborough, in 1844.[510] He was a Justice of the Peace in Easton by 1837, and a surveyor in 1850. He was still living in Easton in the 1850 federal census,[511] and he died on 6 Oct. 1855 in Easton, aged 63 years, 3 months, of typhoid fever,[512] his will dated 20 Aug. 1855, and probated on 6 Nov. 1855, mentioned his wife Jerusha, sons John A. Selee, Nathan P. Selee, Edward Selee, Richmond Selee, and Leonard Selee, and daughters Caroline Willis, wife of Stilmon F. Willis, and Catherine R. P. Kelley, wife of John H. Kelley, and he named Tisdale Harlow Esqr. as executor of his estate.[513] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.) He had 4 children by Sebrina Snow, and 6 more children by Catherine Pierce:

1. Olive Snow Selee, born on 18 Sept. 1819 in Easton, died on 30 June 1839 in Easton.[514]

2. Sebrina Selee, born on 16 Sept. 1821 in Easton,[515] probably died young, not mentioned in the 1855 will of her father.

3. John Adams Selee, born on 29 Mar. 1823 in Easton,[516] married Caroline Dean, daughter of William Dean, of Easton, on 5 May 1846 in Mansfield.[517]  She died on 10 July 1858 in Easton, aged 30 years, of “consumption.”[518]

4. Caroline Selee, born on 2 Aug. 1825 in Easton,[519] married Stillman F. Willis on 22 May 1845 in Easton.[520].

5. Catherine Rebeckah Peirce Selee, born on 3 Nov. 1827 in Easton,[521] married John H. Kelley,[522] before the 1855 will of her father.

6. Nathan P. Selee, born on 25 Sept. 1829 in Easton.[523]

7. Edward Selee, born on 2 May 1831 in Easton,[524] married Mary L. Hartwell, daughter of David and Joanna Hartwell, of Mansfield, on 23 June 1860 in Easton,[525] but he died on 28 June 1860 in Easton, aged 29 years, of typhus fever.[526] His brother John A. Selee, of Easton, was granted administration of his estate on 6 July 1860, with brothers Richmond Selee and Leonard Selee as sureties.[527]

8. Richmond Selee, born on 29 June 1833 in Easton,[528] never married, died on 2 Jan. 1866 in Easton, aged 32 years, 6 months, 3 days, of “diphtheria, cong. lungs.”[529]

9. Leonard Selee, born on 19 Oct. 1834 in Easton.[530]

10. Hannah Catherine Selee, born on 7 July 1840, died on 28 Jan. 1841 in Easton.[531]

h. Ruth Selee, born on 2 Feb. 1795 in Easton,[532] married Benjamin Wetherel, Jr., of Mansfield, MA, on 25 Apr. 1813 in Easton.[533] Children not found. She died on 14 Dec. 1838 in Mansfield, aged 43 years, 10 months, 12 days,[534] and he probably remarried to Elisabeth Kendall, a widow, of Foxborough, MA, on 28 June 1842 in Mansfield.[535]

i. Nathan Selee (Jr.), born on 1 Aug. 1796 in Easton,[536] as a minor over the age of 14 years he chose his brother John Seele, yeoman, as his guardian on 8 Sept. 1814,[537] and he married Margaret Dean, of Mansfield, on 29 Nov. 1815 in Mansfield.[538] He was possibly living in Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1820 federal census.[539]

         634    iii   Thankfull Selee, born on 13 June 1739 in Easton,[540] had a child born out-of-wedlock in 1758, and married Thomas Buck, of Easton, on 1 Oct. 1761 in Norton.[541] He was possibly a descendant of Thomas and (158) Elisabeth (Howard) Buck (Jr.), of Bridgewater. They were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Nathan Seele.[542] Thomas Buck died intestate in 1804 in Easton, and his widow Thankful Buck was granted administration of his estate on 3 July 1804, with Zebediah Kinsley and Simeon Drake, yeomen, both of Easton, as sureties. Abisha Leach, Zebediah Kinsley, and Simeon Drake were appointed to appraise the estate of Thomas Buck, late of Easton, on 25 June 1804. The Inventory of his estate, dated 3 July 1804, totaled $2255.14, including his homestead of about 116 acres including the buildings valued at $2000. Thankful Buck, the administrator, gave her oath to the inventory on 3 July 1804. Lieut. John Williams, Abisha Leach, and Josiah Williams were appointed to set off to the widow Thankful Buck her third part of the real estate, and to divide and distribute the rest among the deceased’s children according to law on 4 Dec. 1804. The children mentioned in the division, dated 20 Mar. 1805, and approved on 15 Apr. 1805, were Thankful Buck, Nathan Buck, Barna Buck, Jerusha Jonson, wife of David Jonson, and Tertius Buck.[543] Thankful (Selee) Buck died a widow in 1815 in Easton, and Achippus Buck was granted administration of her estate on 4 July 1815, with Joshua Britton, Charles Wilbur and Benjamin Buck, yeomen, all of Easton, as sureties. Joshua Britton, Gentleman, Stimson Williams, and Charles Williams, yeomen, all of Easton, were appointed to appraise the estate of Thankful Buck, late of Easton, widow, on 22 May 1815. The Inventory was dated July 1815, and totaled $3069.60, including several parcels of land. Archippus Buck, the administrator, gave his oath to the inventory on 4 July 1815.[544] Her estate was divided into six parts in 1816 and distributed to her children: Benjamin Buck, the eldest son, Barnabus Buck, the second son, Terti Buck, the third son, the heirs of Nathan Buck, the fourth son, Thankfull Buck, the eldest daughter, and Jerusha Johnson, the youngest daughter.[545] They had children:

a. Ann Selee, born on 16 Dec. 1758 in Easton,[546] probably died young, not mentioned in the 1805 division of her father’s real estate.

b. Benjamin Buck, born on 4 Nov. 1761 in Easton,[547] married Melatiah Thomson, of Easton, on 1 June 1790 in Easton.[548] They were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father.[549] They probably had at least one son:

1. Benjamin Buck (Jr.), married Mary Reed, of Easton, on 28 Oct. 1832 in Easton.[550]

2. (Probably others)

c. Barnabas “Barna” Buck, born on 22 March 1764 in Easton,[551] married 1.) Molly Randell, of Easton, on 22 Nov. 1795 in Easton,[552] and 2.) Dinah Willis, of Sharon, on 27 Mar. 1808 in Easton.[553]

d. Thankful Buck, born on 20 Sept. 1765 in Easton,[554] never married. She was still single in 1805 when her father’s real estate was divided, and she died testate in 1840 in Easton, her will dated 30 May 1838, and probated on 5 May 1840, left her entire estate to her “kinsman” Zeno Buck, who she also named as executor of her estate.[555] The detail of the inventory of her estate, valued at $1824.30, included a copy of the 1816 division of her mother’s estate, which mentioned a one sixth share going to Benjamin Buck, the eldest son, Barnabus Buck, the second son, Terti Buck, the third son, the heirs of Nathan Buck, the fourth son, Thankfull Buck, the eldest daughter, and Jerusha Johnson, the youngest daughter.[556] (See Appendix [I] for a full transcription of her will.)

e. Tertius Buck, born on 3 Dec. 1767 in Easton,[557] married Ruth Thompson, of Easton, daughter of David and Sally Thompson,[558] on 29 Nov. 1798 in Easton.[559] Charles Wilbar, of Easton, was appointed as guardian of Tertius Buck, of Easton, who was determined to be “non compos mentis,” on 5 Aug. 1817, with Joshua Britton and John Selee, of Easton, as sureties.[560] He died intestate in 1838 in Easton, his widow Ruth Buck refused the administration of his estate, and Tertius Buck, Cynthia West, Ruth Buck, and Sylvester Buck, children and heirs of Tertius Buck, late of Easton, petitioned that Jepthah Buck, son of the deceased, may be appointed as administrator of the estate of Tertius Buck on 1 Jan. 1838. Jeptha Buck was granted administration on 5 Jan. 1838, with Zeno Buck and John Selee, of Easton, as sureties. His widow’s dower was set off to Ruth Buck, the widow of Tertius Buck, on 10 Jan. 1838.[561] She died on 7 Nov. 1853 in Easton, aged 83 years.[562] They had children, order uncertain:

1. Jepthah Buck, was administrator of his father’s estate in 1838, married Zintha Buck on 28 Nov. 1833 in Easton.[563]

2. Tertius Buck (Jr.), born ca. 1805 in Easton,[564] married Harriet Wilbur, of Easton, on 17 May 1830 in Easton.[565] He died on 11 Feb. 1886 in Easton, aged 80 years, 11 months, 2 days, of “senility.”[566]

3. Cynthia Buck, married Edwin West, of Easton, on 6 May 1824 in Easton.[567]

4. Ruth Buck, was still unmarried in 1838 when her father’s estate was probated.

5. Sylvester Buck

f. Jerusha Buck, born on 20 May 1769 in Easton,[568] married David Johnson on 6 Apr. 1794 in Sharon, MA.[569]

g. Zeutha/Zerutha Buck, a daughter, born on 20 Feb. 1771 in Easton,[570] probably died young, not mentioned in the 1805 division of her father’s real estate.

h. Nathan Buck, born on 29 July 1775 in Easton,[571] married Rebeckah Pendergrass, of Easton, on 17 July 1797 in Easton.[572] They lived in Easton, and he died intestate in 1815 in Easton. Rebecca Buck, the widow of Nathan Buck, refused the administration of her late husband’s estate on 2 Nov. 1815, and requested that Joshua Britton may be appointed as administrator. Joshua Britton, of Easton, was granted administration of the estate of Nathan Buck, late of Easton, on 5 Dec. 1815, with Stimson Williams and John Seele, yeomen, both of Easton, as sureties. Stimson Williams, Charles Wilbar, and John Seele, all of Easton, were appointed to appraise the estate of Nathan Buck, late of Easton, on 10 Oct. 1815. The Inventory of the estate of Nathan Buck totaled $495.23. Charles Wilbore gave his oath to the inventory on 3 Nov. 1815, and John Seele and Stimson Williams gave their oath on 30 Dec. 1815.[573] Joshua Britton, Gentleman, was appointed as guardian of his minor children Olive Buck, Anna Buck, Nathan Buck, Louisa Buck, Susannah Buck, and Adah Buck, all minors under 14 years of age, and children of Nathan Buck, late of Easton, with Charles Wilbur and Archippus Buck, yeoman, as sureties.[574] They had children, order uncertain:

1. Thomas Buck, born on 11 Dec. 1797 in Easton,[575] as a minor over the age of 14 years he chose Shepherd Leach, Esq., of Easton, to be his guardian on 4 Dec. 1815, which was granted with Joshua Britton, Gentleman, and Stimpson Williams, yeoman, both of Easton, as sureties.[576] He was probably the Thomas Buck who married Mary Ann Drew, of Easton, on 18 Oct. 1821 in Easton.[577]

2. Rebecca Buck, born on 23 Apr. 1800 in Easton,[578] as a minor over the age of 14 years she chose Joshua Britton, Gentleman, of Easton, to be her guardian on 5 Dec. 1815.[579]

3. Olive Buck, born on 4 May 1802 in Easton.[580]

4. Anna Buck, born 29 Oct. 1804 in Easton.[581]

5. Louisa Buck, born on 18 Feb. 1807 in Easton,[582] married Phinehas Drake, of Easton, on 24 Mar. 1830 in Easton.[583]

6. Nathan Buck (Jr.)

7. Susannah Buck

8. Adah Buck

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 137.

    [2] Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as Volume 12 of “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations,” Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 274; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 112; Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 125, says he was a son of Isaac and Frances Buck of Scituate.

    [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 165.

    [4] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 1, p. 62, under “Bucke.”

    [5] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 112.

    [6] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 442.

    [7] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 442.

    [8] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 125, says they had Mary 1713, Thomas 1715, Elizabeth 1717, John 1721, Matthew 1724, and Tabitha 1728.

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

    [10] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 186.

    [11] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66.

    [12] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 157.

    [13] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 138.

    [14] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 186, says they had Anna 1747, Eunice 1749, Molly 1751, Jerusha 1753, and Tiley (or Silence) 1755.

    [15] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 157.

    [16] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 179. A duplicate entry says “30 July 1774 in Braintree,” but this was probably when the marriage intentions were recorded.

    [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 157.

    [18] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 180; Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Pembroke VRs], p. 289.

    [19] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 158.

    [20] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 291.

    [21] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 180.

    [22] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 289.

    [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 158.

    [24] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 490.

    [25] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 158.

    [26] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 302.

    [27] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 180.

    [28] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 304.

    [29] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 186.

    [30] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 301.

    [31] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 186, her birth not recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater.

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

    [33] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 125, says “Some of this family settled in Easton.” One entry in the FHL [Family History Library] Ancestral File shows this Thomas Buck marrying a Jane Seymour, who was born about 1717, but no further information. They could have possibly been the parents of the Thomas Buck born say 1738, who married Thankful Selee, of Easton, on 1 Oct. 1761 in Easton, MA.

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

    [35] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66; Endicott, Frederic, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Stoughton from 1797-1845 and in the Town of Canton from 1797 to 1845, Preceeded by the Records of the South Precinct of Dorchester from 1715 to 1727, Canton, MA, 1896, [hereinafter Stoughton VRs], p. 56, marriage intentions recorded 5 May 1744 in Stoughton.

    [36] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 262; Stoughton VRs, p. 71, marriage intentions recorded 5 May 1752 in Stoughton.

    [37] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 25 Aug. 2001 by Karl Gansberg.

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

    [39] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 262.

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

    [41] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 354.

    [42] Williams, Alicia Crane, Harlow Family, Descendants of Sgt. William Harlow of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1997, pp. 46, 160; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 347, 348.

    [43] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, 1938, reprint, Clearfield Co., Baltimore, 1972, p. 65, Westford, Chittenden Co., the Stoughton Willis household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, and 1 male aged 45 or over.

    [44] Stoughton VRs, p. 117.

    [45] Churchill, Gardner Asaph, and Nathaniel Wiley Churchill, The Churchill Family in America, p. 34-35.

    [46] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 262; Stoughton VRs, pp. 138, 147.

    [47] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 73.

    [48] Churchill, Gardner Asaph, and Nathaniel Wiley Churchill, The Churchill Family in America, p. 17.

    [49] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 208, Stoughton Town, Suffolk County, the Elias Monk household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 5 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

    [50] Stoughton VRs, p. 117.

    [51] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 133, Worthington Town, Hampshire Co., the Jesse Monk household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, and 5 free white females.

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

    [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66; Norton VRs, p. 203.

    [54] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 12 Dec. 2004 by Beth Haynes, taken from his tombstone.

    [55] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 26, taken from records of the First Congregation Church of Brockton.

    [56] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Bruce Gabrus, of Shaftsbury, VT, and Carolyn Schneider, of Lovelock, NV.

    [57] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, [actually taken in 1791], Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 15, Arlington Town, Bennington Co., the Benjamin Buck household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 4 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [58] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Bruce Gabrus, of Shaftsbury, VT, and Carolyn Schneider, of Lovelock, NV.

    [59] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprint, Clearfield Co., Baltimore, 1972, p. 38, Shaftsbury, Bennington Co., the John Buck household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 2 males aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

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

    [61] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66.

    [62] Stoughton VRs, p. 14.

    [63] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 106, Chesterfield Town, Hampshire County, the Matthew Buck household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [64] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 125, says they had Isaac 1750, Thomas 1752, Hannah 1755, Keziah 1757, Joshua 1760, Daniel 1762, Eliphalet 1765, Elizabeth 1769, and Matthew 1772.

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

    [66] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66.

    [67] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 106, Chesterfield Town, Hampshire County, the Isaac Buck household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 6 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

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

    [69] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 60, marriage intentions of John Brett and Alice Cady, of “Pomphrett” recorded on 17 Nov. 1744 in Bridgewater.

    [70] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66.

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

    [72] Vital Records of Worthington, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Worthington VRs], p. 21.

    [73] Worthington VRs, p. 128.

    [74] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 133, Worthington Town, Hampshire County, the Thomas Buck household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 5 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females. Worthington lies directly west of Chesterfield, MA.

    [75] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

    [76] The Corbin Collection Volume 1: Records of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, New England Historic Genealogical Society CD, “Chesterfield Cemeteries,” buried in Highland Street Cemetery in Chesterfield.

    [77] The Corbin Collection Volume 1: Records of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, New England Historic Genealogical Society CD, “Chesterfield Cemeteries,” buried in Highland Street Cemetery in Chesterfield.

    [78] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

    [79] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

    [80] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

    [81] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

    [82] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

    [83] Worthington VRs, p. 21.

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

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

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

    [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 60.

    [88] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 106, Chesterfield Town, Hampshire County, the Daniel Buck household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [89] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 60.

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

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

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

    [93] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 66, intentions published 29 Mar. 1755 in Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 125.

    [94] The surname “Kimber” may have been a misspelling of another name.

    [95] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 138; “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 16.

    [96] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 165.

    [97] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 193, says “It is said he went to St. and thence to Woodstock,” but I find no record of him in Woodstock, and his death occurred in Cumberland, RI.

    [98] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 49, p. 108-110, from FHL microfilm #0493951.

    [99] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 40, p. 25ff, the division of the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker, dated 18 June 1747, mentioned a double portion already received by son Preserved Tucker.

    [100] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 49, p. 141, from FHL microfilm #0493951.

    [101] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 49, p. 107-108, from FHL microfilm #0493951.

    [102] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 65, p. 57, from FHL microfilm #0494583, the deed was not recorded until 11 Jan. 1742.

    [103] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 85, p. 185-186, from FHL microfilm #0494593.

    [104] Stoughton VRs, pp. 25, 31, the marriage of Jeremiah Ingraham of Attleborough and Susannah Tucker of Stoughton on 2 Sept. 1731 in Stoughton; Suffolk County Probate, Vol. 40, p. 25ff, the division of the estate of Deacon Joseph Tucker dated 18 June 1747 included a one fourth part to Susanna Ingraham, the eldest daughter and wife of Jeremiah Ingraham of Stoughton.

    [105] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 71, p. 114, from FHL microfilm #0494586.

    [106] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 1, p. 315-315, abstracted by Douglas Ayer, of Anaheim, CA, from FHL microfilm #0955463, and sent to me on 6 Sept. 2004.

    [107] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 1, pp. 381, 382, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [108] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 79, p. 241, from FHL microfilm #0494590.

    [109] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 180-181, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [110] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 213-214, from FHL microfilm #0955463. It is not certain if this was John Howard, the son of Dr. James Howard, or the grandson of Dr. James Howard, but I presume this to have been the grandson. John Howard sold this same property to his brother Samuel Howard the next year.

    [111] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, pp. 488-490, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [112] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 4, p. 319-320, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [113] Full transcription of the will of Dr. James Howard of Cumberland, RI, sent to me by Douglas Ayer, of Anaheim, CA, on 6 Sept. 2004.

    [114] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 193, says James Howard and Elizabeth Wallis had Mercy 1714, and Huldah 1716.

    [115] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 136.

    [116] Her parents from the I.G.I. Family Group Record of Joseph Tucker and Judith Clapp, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #457996.

    [117] Stoughton VRs, pp. 26, 32.

    [118] Stoughton VRs, p. 36.

    [119] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Lee R. Drew, of Lindon, UT, and Fred V. Overlock, of Greensburg, TN.

    [120] Stoughton VRs, pp. 28, 32, married by Pastor Samuel Dunbar.

    [121] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Lee R. Drew, of Lindon, UT, and Fred V. Overlock, of Greensburg, TN.

    [122] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Lee R. Drew, of Lindon, UT, and Fred V. Overlock, of Greensburg, TN.

    [123] Caleb Howard was called “Joyner” in the guardianships of his children Mindwell Howard and Nathan Howard in 1746, and in the guardianships of his children after his death.

    [124] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 71, p. 114, from FHL microfilm #0494586.

    [125] Stoughton VRs, p. 38, called “Dn” [Deacon] in his death record, but he was also the town constable in his earlier years, and was for many years the town clerk.

    [126] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 40, p. 25ff, from FHL microfilm #0493868.

    [127] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 49, p. 854-855, from FHL microfilm #0493873.

    [128] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 115, p. 11, from FHL microfilm #0494603.

    [129] Stoughton VRs, p. 42.

    [130] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 39, p. 240, from FHL microfilm #0493868, she was called “a Minor Aged about Ten Years.”

    [131] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter Attleborough VRs], p. 463, marriage intentions recorded 2 Feb. 1753. She was “of Cumberland” in the marriage intentions, so the marriage probably occurred in Cumberland, RI, and the I.G.I. lists a marriage date for them of 2 Mar. 1753 in Cumberland.

    [132] Attleborough VRs, p. 257.

    [133] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 125, p. 8, abstracted in Rounds, H.L. Peter, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records Book 2, 1745-1762, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1988, p. 309.

    [134] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 439-442, from FHL microfilm #0493874, the division made by Joseph Hewing, Jeremiah Ingraham, Joseph Hartwell, William Royall, and Seth Pierce, all of Stoughton.

    [135] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 180-181, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [136] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 96, p. 201, from FHL microfilm #0494596, a quitclaim deed from William and Mindwell Sweetland to Gamaliel Lyon.

    [137] Per Doug Ayer.

    [138] Attleborough VRs, p. 574, marriage intentions recorded 4 Jan. 1766 in Attleborough.

    [139] Attleborough VRs, p. 256, the last two digits of the year not given, called “Louise” in the will of her great-grandfather, Dr. James Howard of Cumberland, RI, in 1775.

    [140] Attleborough VRs, p. 255, the last digit of the year not given.

    [141] Attleborough VRs, p. 257.

    [142] Attleborough VRs, p. 257.

    [143] Stoughton VRs, p. 18.

    [144] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 39, p. 239, from FHL microfilm #0493868, he was called “a Minor Aged about Eight years.”

    [145] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 50, p. 85-86, from FHL microfilm #0493874, he was called “a Minor aged about Seventeen Years.”

    [146] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 439-442, from FHL microfilm #0493874, the division made by Joseph Hewing, Jeremiah Ingraham, Joseph Hartwell, William Royall, and Seth Pierce, all of Stoughton.

    [147] Stoughton VRs, p. 47.

    [148] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, pp. 159-160, 269-270, from FHL microfilm #0493874, called “a minor, aged upwards of Fourteen Years.”

    [149] Stoughton VRs, pp. 174, 177.

    [150] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 115, p. 10-11, from FHL microfilm #0494603.

    [151] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, pp. 488-490, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [152] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 317-318, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [153] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 407, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [154] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 104, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [155] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 122, Rowe Town, Hampshire Co., the widow Phoebe Howard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [156] Per the 1775 will of Dr. James Howard of Cumberland, RI.

    [157] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 122, Rowe Town, Hampshire Co., the Nathan Howard household had 3 free white males aged 16 or over, 3 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [158] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 122, Rowe Town, Hampshire Co., the Frederick Howard household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, and 1 free white female.

    [159] Stoughton VRs, p. 13.

    [160] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, pp. 158-159, 268-269, from FHL microfilm #0493874, called “a Minor aged upwards of Fourteen Years.”

    [161] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 115, p. 12, from FHL microfilm #0494603.

    [162] Lincoln County Probate, Vol. 15, pp. 101-102, 347-350, 504-507, from FHL microfilm #11,478. His inventory was appraised by Capt. Payne Ewell, William H. Thompson, and John Matthews, all of Waldoborough, and totaled only $89.24. After the payment of court costs and a $55.00 allowance to his widow out of his household goods, his creditors received only two cents on the dollar.

    [163] Stoughton VRs, p. 50.

    [164] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 157-158, from FHL microfilm #0493874.

    [165] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 53, p. 404-405, from FHL microfilm #0493875.

    [166] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 111, p. 29, from FHL microfilm #0494603.

    [167] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, 1896, Vol. VIII, p. 371; Stahl, Jasper Jacob, History of Old Broad Bay and Waldoboro, Vol. 1, Portland, Me., 1956, p. 590.

    [168] Lincoln Co. Probate Vol. 19, p. 419-22, from FHL microfilm #11,477; Lincoln Co. Probate Vol. 21, p. 20, from FHL microfilm #11,479, for the inventory, letters testamentary, and executors accounting.

    [169] Stoughton VRs, p. 54.

    [170] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 155-156, from FHL microfilm #0493874.

    [171] Stoughton VRs, pp. 132, 144.

    [172] Stoughton VRs, p. 54.

    [173] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140.

    [174] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 123, South Hadley Town, Hampshire Co., the John Stickney household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [175] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 21 Dec. 2004 by Red MacDougall.

    [176] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, pp. 6, 140.

    [177] The marriage date from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 13 Jan. 2004 by Dan Stonecypher.

    [178] Per the I.G.I. Individual Record of John Stickney, taken a patron family group sheet, from FHL microfilm #170712.

    [179] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140.

    [180] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140.

    [181] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 13 Jan. 2005 by Dan Stonecypher.

    [182] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree files submitted 10 Sept. 2004 by Doug Norman, and on 13 Jan. 2005 by Dan Stonecypher.

    [183] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140.

    [184] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140.

    [185] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140; Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 21 Dec. 2004 by Red MacDougall.

    [186] Their marriage date per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 13 Jan. 2005 by Dan Stonecypher.

    [187] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 21 Dec. 2004 by Red MacDougall.

    [188] Genealogies of Hadley Families covering the Early Settlers of the towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst, and Granby, 1862, p. 140; Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 13 Jan. 2005 by Dan Stonecypher.

    [189] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 13 Jan. 2005 by Dan Stonecypher.

    [190] As indicated by the 1790 federal census.

    [191] Stoughton VRs, p. 56.

    [192] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 154-155, from FHL microfilm #0493874.

    [193] Commissioners Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1759-1777 online database at New England Historical Genealogical Society website, she was “Mercy Howerd” in the record; Cook, Melville Bradford, Records of Meduncook Plantation and Friendship, Maine 1762-1899, Picton Press, Rockport, Me., 1985, p. 4, gives the recording of marriage intentions between Joshua Morton and Mercy Howard on 18 Feb. 1771.

    [194] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 112.

    [195] Cumberland Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 284-286, from FHL microfilm #955,490.

    [196] Stoughton VRs, p. 71.

    [197] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 153-154, from FHL microfilm #0493874.

    [198] Stoughton VRs, p. 65.

    [199] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 51, p. 156-157, from FHL microfilm #0493874.

    [200] Lincoln County Probate Vol. 24, p. 295, from FHL microfilm #11,480.

    [201] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 138.

    [202] Her parents from the I.G.I. Family Group Record of Joseph Tucker and Judith Clapp, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #457996.

    [203] Stoughton VRs, pp. 26, 31; I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from a patron family group sheet, FHL from microfilm #1553283.

    [204] Stoughton VRs, p. 38, called “Dn” [Deacon] in his death record, but he was also the town constable in his earlier years, and was for many years the town clerk.

    [205] Suffolk County Probate Records, Vol. 40, p. 25ff, from FHL microfilm #0493868.

    [206] Stoughon VRs, pp. 60, 63.

    [207] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 70, p. 195, from FHL microfilm #0494585.

    [208] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 85, p. 183-185, from FHL microfilm #0494593.

    [209] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 111, p. 77, from FHL microfilm #0494603.

    [210] The maiden name of Meredith Lyon from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 7 Nov. 2001 by Tim Wyatt. Elhanon Lyon and Meredith Wyatt were married supposedly on 24 Sept. 1713 in Dorchester, MA.

    [211] Stoughton VRs, pp. 64, 74.

    [212] Stoughton VRs, p. 15.

    [213] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 96, p. 201, from FHL microfilm #0494596, a quitclaim deed from William and Mindwell Sweetland to Gamaliel Lyon.

    [214] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 115, p. 12, from FHL microfilm #0494603.

    [215] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 101, p. 188-189, from FHL microfilm #0494598.

    [216] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 94, p. 236-237, from FHL microfilm #0494596.

    [217] Cemetery Records of the Town of Whitingham, p. 213, from FHL microfilm #29,194, buried in Davidson Cemetery in Whitingham.

    [218] Stoughton VRs, p. 76.

    [219] Stoughton VRs, p. 81.

    [220] Stoughton VRs, p. 43.

    [221] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 20 May 2002 by L. Howard.

    [222] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 213-214, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [223] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 312-313, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [224] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 94, p. 207, from FHL microfilm #0494596.

    [225] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 96, p. 201b, from FHL microfilm #0494596, witnesses were David Whipple, John Dexter, Simon Bishop, and Gamaliel Lyon.

    [226] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 518, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [227] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 4, p. 171-172, from FHL microfilm #0955464; Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 115, p. 49, from FHL microfilm #0494603. The buyer’s name is spelled Jenckes in the Cumberland Deed, and Jenks in the Suffolk County Deed, and witnesses were Mary Howard and Nathaniel Robinson.

    [228] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 4, p. 211-212, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [229] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 374-375, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [230] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 101-102, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [231] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No.  6, p. 291-292, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [232] Providence Co., R.I., 1777 Military Census.

    [233] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 68-69, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [234] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 208, Stoughton, Suffolk County, the John Howard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [235] 1790 Federal Census, Cumberland, Providence Co., RI, p. 28, the John Howard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [236] Stoughton VRs, p. 47.

    [237] Her parents per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 8 Dec. 2004 by Thomas Wright, taken from Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 91, “Abstracts of Cumberland Wills.”

    [238] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from a patron family group sheet, FHL microfilm #1235103.

    [239] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 312-313, from FHL microfilm #0955463. The deed was witnessed by Esther Day and James Howard.

    [240] Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 94, p. 207, from FHL microfilm #0494596.

    [241] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 3, p. 465, from FHL microfilm #0955463.

    [242] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 75-76, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [243] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 4, p. 440-441, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [244] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 4, p. 441-442, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [245] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 78-79, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [246] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 79, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [247] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 80, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [248] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 99, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [249] Providence Co., R.I., 1777 Military Census.

    [250] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 80-81, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [251] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, pp. 124, 125, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [252] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 347-349, an Indenture between Nathaniel Shephardson, William Sheldon, and Richard Ballou. William Sheldon had purchased one share in 1779 from John Rhodes, and Richard Ballou had purchased one share in 1782 from Lemuel Braley, who had purchased it from his father, Roger Braley, in 1777, who had purchased it from John Howard in 1776, so the final share must have been purchased by Nathaniel Shephardson from Samuel Howard.

    [253] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 9, p. 479, from FHL microfilm #0955466.

    [254] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 10, pp. 18-19, 19-20, 20-21, 21-22, 22-23, 23-25. The other heirs of Samuel Whipple were Nathan & Freelove Staples, Simon & Hannah Wilkinson, Esq., Mary Lovett, widow, Israel Joslin & Jacob Smith, Esqrs., and Nathan & Huldah Weatherhead.

    [255] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 10, pp. 66, 303, from FHL microfilm #0955466.

    [256] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 10, p. 370, from FHL microfilm #0955466.

    [257] 1790 Federal Census, Cumberland, Providence Co., RI, p. 28, the Samuel Howard household had 3 free white males aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [258] 1800 Federal Census, Cumberland, Providence Co., RI, p. 135, the Samuel Howard household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [259] Stoughton VRs, p. 43.

    [260] Stoughton VRs, pp. 138, 145.

    [261] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 207, Stoughton Town, Suffolk Co., the Abr Jordon household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over and 4 free white females.

    [262] Stoughton VRs, p. 105.

    [263] Stoughton VRs, p. 49.

    [264] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 140.

    [265] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Lee R. Drew, of Lindon, UT, however he may have Mercy mixed up with her aunt, Mercy Howard, who died on 26 Jan. 1704/5 in Bridgewater.

    [266] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 138.

    [267] His parents per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Brad Chissom on 21 Nov. 2001, and others.

    [268] Stoughton VRs, pp. 26, 31, married by Pastor Samuel Dunbar.

    [269] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Brad Chissom on 21 Nov. 2001, and others.

    [270] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 407, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [271] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, pp. 392, 395, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [272] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 407, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [273] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 51, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [274] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 50-51, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [275] 1790 Federal Census, Cumberland, Providence Co., RI, p. 27, the John Rhodes household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over and 2 free white females.

    [276] Named in the 1775 will of her father, Dr. James Howard, of Cumberland, RI.

    [277] Stoughton VRs, pp. 173, 177; Vital Records of Sharon, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Sharon VRs], p. 129. He was called “of Wrentham” in the Stoughton marriage intentions, but there were no records of his family in the Wrentham vital records.

    [278] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 229, the marriage of Joseph Oliver and Anne Russell on 6 June 1734 in Rochester.

    [279] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 227.

    [280] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XI, p. 640. He was described as 5 ft. 10 in. in height, and of a dark complexion. He was reported as deserted on 1 Mar. 1779.

    [281] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 227.

    [282] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 227.

    [283] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 227.

    [284] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 227.

    [285] Stoughton VRs, p. 26, marriage intentions recorded for Joseph Ingraham of Stoughton and Judith Cobb of Dedham on 14 Apr. 1733 in Stoughton.

    [286] Sharon VRs, p. 128.

    [287] Stoughton VRs, p. 48.

    [288] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. VIII, p. 633-634. Benjamin Ingraham apparently reenlisted several times, being discharged finally on 14 Mar. 1779, after having served in several companies, his last enlistments being in Fishkill, and West Point, NY. He was described as 5 ft. 8 in. in height, dark complexion, with blue eyes.

    [289] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 200, Foxborough Town, Suffolk Co., the Benj. Ingraham household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [290] Per Stoughton VRs, p. 265, married by Rev. Thos. Balch in Dedham; Dedham VRs, Vol. 1&2, p. 109; Sharon VRs, p. 129, marriage intentions recorded on 1 Aug. 1769 in Sharon, MA.

    [291] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 407, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [292] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, pp. 392, 395, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [293] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 5, p. 407, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [294] Cumberland, Rhode Island, Record of Deeds, No. 6, p. 51, from FHL microfilm #0955464.

    [295] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XIII, p. 137.

    [296] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 207, Sharon Town, Suffolk Co., the Simeon Road household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [297] 1800 Federal Census, Wrentham, Norfolk Co., MA, p. 261, the Simeon Rhodes household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [298] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, from vital records of the town of Cumberland.

    [299] 1790 Federal Census, Cumberland, Providence Co., RI, p. 251, the Thomas Bowen household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [300] Records of Births & Deaths, Book 1-2-3, Cumberland, [R.I.], Book 2, p. 72, from FHL microfilm #955,486. Arnold, Cumberland VRs, gives the name as “David,” but it is clearly “Darius” in the Cumberland Birth Records.

    [301] Cumberland VRs, under “Jenckes;” Browne, William B., Genealogy of the Jenks Family of America, Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1952, p. 47, which says that Desire Jenks married Laurius or Amos Bowen of Oneonta, N.Y., however the land records of Otsego County clearly show that it was Darius Bowen whose wife was named Desire, and the birth year given for Desire Jencks is the same as that of Darius Bowen.

    [302] Records of Births & Deaths, Book 1-2-3, Cumberland, [R.I.], Book 2, p. 72, from FHL microfilm #955,486.

    [303] Records of Births & Deaths, Book 1-2-3, Cumberland, [R.I.], Book 2, p. 72, from FHL microfilm #955,486.

    [304] Arnold, Cumberland VRs, pp. 6, 15, the marriage of Ahaz Aldrich of Mendon, son of Charles Aldrich, and Huldah Bowen of Cumberland, daughter of Thomas, taken from Vol. 1, p. 31, of the Cumberland Town Records, married by Jotham Carpenter, Justice. The name “Ahas” was also spelled “Ahaz.” The birth of Ahaz Aldrich, son of a Charles Aldrich, was not listed in the vital records of Mendon, nor were the marriage intentions of Ahaz Aldrich and Huldah Bowen, although the name Aldrich was certainly very common to Mendon.

    [305] Records of Births & Deaths, Book 1-2-3, Cumberland, [R.I.], Book 2, p. 72, from FHL microfilm #955,486.

    [306] I.G.I. Individual Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #458822.

    [307] I.G.I. Individual Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #458822.

    [308] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #184297.

    [309] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #184210.

    [310] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #184298.

    [311] Browne, William B., Genealogy of the Jenks Family of America, Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1952, p. 101-102. The will was witnessed by Robert L. Cook, Daniel Gile, and Parley Day, and Lory Jencks named his son Joseph G. Jencks as sole executor.

    [312] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #184298.

    [313] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #184298.

    [314] Browne, William B., Genealogy of the Jenks Family of America, Rumford Press, Concord, NH, 1952, p. 200-201.

    [315] I.G.I. Individual Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #s 447790 and 456673.

    [316] Sharon VRs, p. 129; Vital Records of Walpole, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1902, [hereinafter Walpole VRs], p. 166, marriage intentions recorded 17 Mar. 1771 in Walpole, where she is called “of Stoughtonham,” which is the previous name for Sharon, MA, in the Walpole marriage intentions.

    [317] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XI, p. 755.

    [318] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 209, Walpole Town, Suffolk Co., the Asa Page household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 7 free white females.

    [319] Norfolk Co. Probate Docket #13871, Vol. 30, p. 78-81, from FHL microfilm #843,587.

    [320] Walpole VRs, p. 65.

    [321] Walpole VRs, p. 64.

    [322] Walpole VRs, p. 157.

    [323] Walpole VRs, p. 64.

    [324] Walpole VRs, p. 95, the marriage of Benjamin Boyden and Huldy Amsbery on 12 May 1757 in Walpole.

    [325] Walpole VRs, p. 156, marriage intentions recorded 4 May 1798 in Walpole.

    [326] Walpole VRs, p. 16.

    [327] Walpole VRs, p. 64.

    [328] Walpole VRs, p. 156, the marriage record calls him “of Mt. Desert,” but the marriage intentions call him “of Sharon.”

    [329] Walpole VRs, p. 64.

    [330] Walpole VRs, p. 156.

    [331] Walpole VRs, p. 64.

    [332] Walpole VRs, p. 64.

    [333] Walpole VRs, p. 157.

    [334] Sharon VRs, p. 53, from a private record of baptisms by Rev. Philip Curtis.

    [335] Sharon VRs, p. 129, marriage intentions recorded on 9 Oct. 1779 in Sharon, MA.

    [336] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 287; Easton VRs, p. 16, under “Children of Edward and Elisabeth Seele.”

    [337] Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 307, under “Silley.”

    [338] Easton VRs, p. 17, which has the date as 5 Feb. 1749 [sic]. Probably 5 Feb. 1748, as his widow, Sarah, was granted administration of his estate on 5 Apr. 1748.

    [339] Bristol County Pro­bate Records, Vol. 11, p. 438.

    [340] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 513.

    [341] Bristol County Probate Docket “Benjamin Selee, Norton, 1748,” from FHL microfilm #0579917.

    [342] Norton VRs, p. 305.

    [343] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 14, p. 241.

    [344] Per Gratia S. Mahony, noted Dunham family researcher; Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 86, marriage of Nathaniel Dunham and Mary Tilson on 21 Jan. 1691 in Plymouth.

    [345] Norton VRs, p. 257.

    [346] The maiden name of his first wife suggested by Gratia S. Mahony, noted Dunham family researcher, but has not been proven.

    [347] Bristol County Probate Docket “Sarah Dunham, Norton, 1757, recorded in Vol. 15, p. 490.

    [348] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 17, p. 321.

    [349] Norton VRs, p. 126, as “Sarah Silley.”

    [350] Norton VRs, p. 307, under “Silley.”

    [351] Norton VRs, p. 374.

    [352] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 9, p. 137.

    [353] Per Ancestry.com World Tree file of Dave Lossos.

    [354] Norton VRs, p. 251.

    [355] Per Dave Lossos’ “Hughes Genealogy” website at http://pages.prodigy.net/dave_lossos/hughes.htm.

    [356] Bristol County Land Records, Vol. 35, p. 336.

    [357] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter Attleborough VRs], p. 456. Benjamin Hewes had 2 more children by Elizabeth Hill: Benjamin Hewes (Jr.), born on 20 Aug. 1759 in Attleborough, and William Hewes, born on 22 Mar. 1761 in Attleborough.

    [358] Bristol County Land Records, Vol. 45, p. 409.

    [359] Vital Records of Foxborough, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Foxborough VRs], p. 217.

    [360] Norfolk County Probate Vol. 13, p. 541.

    [361] Norton VRs, p. 72.

    [362] Norton VRs, p. 252. Hepzibah, wife of Solomon Donnom was buried on 11 Sept. 1755 in Norton, aged 23 years.

    [363] Norton VRs, p. 50. The birth entry for Solomon Dunham on p. 51, taken from his gravestone, is obviously incorrect, probably calculated after his death.

    [364] Finter, RoseMari, “Six Nathaniel Dunhams of Plymouth and Bristol Counties, Massachusetts,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 62, No. 1, [January 1987], p. 14.

    [365] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 16, p. 535.

    [366] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 41, Attleborough Town, Bristol County, the Solomon Dunham household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [367] Norton VRs, p. 368, buried in Norton Common Cemetery, Norton.

    [368] Attleborough VRs, p. 148.

    [369] Per Ancestry.com World Tree file of Dave Lossos. I have not found his marriage record yet.

    [370] 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. 321.

    [371] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 200, Foxborough, Suffolk County, the Joseph Hewes household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 6 free white females.

    [372] Norton VRs, p. 71.

    [373] Per John Lossos’ “Hughes Family Genealogy” website http://pages.prodigy.net/dave_lossos/hughes.htm. Benjamin Hewes (Sr.) had another son named Benjamin Hewes (Jr.) by his second wife, Elizabeth Hill, born in 1759.

    [374] Norton VRs, p. 71.

    [375] Attleborough VRs, p. 148.

    [376] Vital Records of Mansfield, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1933, [hereinafter Mansfield VRs], p. 117; Per Dave Lossos’ “Hughes Family Genealogy” website at http://pages.prodigy.net/dave_lossos/hughes.htm.

    [377] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 47, Mansfield Town, Bristol County, the Joshua Stearns household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [378] Attleborough VRs, p. 148; Norton VRs, p. 71.

    [379] Per Wrentham VRs, Vol. 1, p. 138, Vol. 2, p. 335. Esther Man, daughter of Ezra and Esther (Newland) Man, was born in Wrentham on 14 Sept. 1757.

    [380] Foxborough VRs, p. 147; Wrentham VRs, Vol. 2, p. 321.

    [381] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 200, Foxborough Town, Suffolk County, the John Hewes household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [382] 1810 Federal Census, Foxborough, Norfolk Co., MA, p. 602.

    [383] Foxborough VRs, p. 217.

    [384] Foxborough VRs, p. 217.

    [385] Norton VRs, p. 126, as “Hannah Silley.”

    [386] Norton VRs, p. 305.

    [387] Kingston VRs, p. 199, marriage intentions recorded between Silas Cooke and Elizabeth Stetson on 9 Jan. 1730/1 in Kingston.

    [388] Norton VRs, p. 248.

    [389] Kingston VRs, p. 50.

    [390] Norton VRs, p. 70.

    [391] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 287; Easton VRs, p. 16.

    [392] MF5G: Cooke, p. 276; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 98.

    [393] Norton VRs, p. 307, under “Silley.”

    [394] Calculated from her age at death.

    [395] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 4, p. 134.

    [396] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 116.

    [397] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 226.

    [398] Easton VRs, p. 16, which has the date as 16 Feb. 1760; p. 28, which has the date as 19 Feb. 1760, in her 59th year.

    [399] Easton VRs, p. 17.

    [400] Bristol County Probate Docket “John Selee, Easton,” from FHL microfilm #0579917, approved on 7 Nov. 1785.

    [401] Easton VRs, p. 16.

    [402] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 70, marriage of William Britten and Lydia Leonard on 26 Oct. 1698 in Taunton.

    [403] Easton VRs, p. 45.

    [404] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 100.

    [405] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 7, p. 480.

    [406] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 230.

    [407] Bristol County Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 399.

    [408] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 44, Easton Town, Bristol County, the Pendleton Britton household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [409] Bristol County Probate Docket “Pendleton Britton, Easton, 1807,” from FHL microfilm #0567804.

    [410] Bristol County Probate Docket “Hannah Britton, Easton, 1808,” from FHL microfilm #0567804.

    [411] Easton VRs, p. 64, recorded as “Zachariah Bretun.”

    [412] Easton VRs, p. 128.

    [413] Easton VRs, p. 41.

    [414] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 44, Easton, Bristol County, the Zachariah Britton household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, and 3 free white females.

    [415] Easton VRs, p. 221, married by Rev. William Reed.

    [416] In the 1790 federal census there were 3 females in the household of Zachariah Britton, suggesting he perhaps had 2 daughters.

    [417] Easton VRs, p. 64.

    [418] Easton VRs, p. 126.

    [419] Easton VRs, p. 3.

    [420] Easton VRs, p. 168.

    [421] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 44, Easton Town, Bristol County, the John Britton household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [422] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [423] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [424] Easton VRs, p. 171, although he seems to young to have married in 1792.

    [425] Pearson, Brig. Gen. Gardner W., Records Of The Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Called Out By The Governor Of Massachusetts To Suppress A Threatened Invasion During The War Of 1812-’14, Boston, 1913, reprinted by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1999, p. 60.

    [426] Bristol County Probate Docket “Joshua Britton, Easton, 1840,” from FHL microfilm #0567804.

    [427] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 102, p. 64, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, her birth place Norton, widow of Joshua Britton.

    [428] Bristol County Probate Docket “Cynthia Britton, Easton, 1856,” from FHL microfilm #0567804.

    [429] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [430] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [431] Easton VRs, p. 276, married by Rev. William Reed.

    [432] Easton VRs, pp. 17, 101.

    [433] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [434] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [435] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [436] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [437] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [438] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [439] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [440] Easton VRs, p. 64.

    [441] Easton VRs, p. 127.

    [442] Easton VRs, p. 64.

    [443] Easton VRs, p. 64.

    [444] Easton VRs, p. 153; Sharon VRs, p. 79, marriage intentions recorded on 8 May 1779 in Sharon.

    [445] Easton VRs, p. 64.

    [446] Easton VRs, p. 153.

    [447] Easton VRs, p. 3.

    [448] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [449] Calculated from the birth of their son on 1 Dec. 1791, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Easton.

    [450] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 44, Easton Town, Bristol County, the William Britton household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, and 2 free white males under 16.

    [451] When his grandson, William Britton (3rd) was born in 1807, he was called “Jr.,” so the baby’s grandfather must have already died.

    [452] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [453] Easton VRs, p. 281, married by John Tisdale, Justice of the Peace.

    [454] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [455] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [456] Easton VRs, p. 276, married by Rev. William Reed.

    [457] Their children were recorded in Easton vital records, p. 334.

    [458] Mansfield VRs, p. 51.

    [459] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [460] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [461] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [462] Bristol County Probate Docket “Nathan Britton, Easton, 1842,” from FHL microfilm #0567804.

    [463] Easton VRs, p. 16.

    [464] Easton VRs, p. 67.

    [465] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [466] Easton VRs, p. 277, married by James Perry, Justice of the Peace; Mansfield VRs, p. 144, marriage intentions recorded on 24 Jan. 1784 in Mansfield.

    [467] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 44, Easton Town, Bristol County, the Nathan Seele household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 5 free white females.

    [468] 1800 Federal Census, Easton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 393, the Nathan Selee household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 3 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [469] D.A.R. Application of Mrs. Celia Frost Lane, #74049.

    [470] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [471] Bristol County Probate Docket “Nathan Selee, Easton, 1821” from FHL microfilm #0579917.

    [472] Massachusetts Vital Records. 1841-1910, Vol. 1, p. 302, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, “sudden.”

    [473] Bristol County Probate Docket “Love Selee, Easton, 1843,” from FHL microfilm #0579917.

    [474] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [475] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [476] Mansfield VRs, p. 51.

    [477] Mansfield VRs, p. 144.

    [478] Per Sharon VRs, p. 133.

    [479] Mansfield VRs, p. 51.

    [480] Easton VRs, p. 276, married by Rev. William Reed.

    [481] Easton VRs, p. 219.

    [482] Easton VRs, p. 45, marriage of Pendelton Britton of Raynham and Hannah Sille of Easton on 22 Oct. 1747 in Easton.

    [483] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [484] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [485] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [486] Easton VRs, p. 300.

    [487] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [488] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [489] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [490] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [491] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [492] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [493] Easton VRs, p. 334.

    [494] Easton VRs, pp. 17, 101.

    [495] Easton VRs, p. 276, married by Rev. William Reed.

    [496] Easton VRs, p. 182.

    [497] Easton VRs, p. 45, marriage of Pendelton Britton of Raynham and Hannah Sille of Easton on 22 Oct. 1747 in Easton.

    [498] Easton VRs, p. 262.

    [499] Easton VRs, p. 262.

    [500] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [501] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [502] Easton VRs, p. 101.

    [503] Easton VRs, p. 101, “on Thursday morning about ye break of day.”

    [504] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 303.

    [505] Easton VRs, p. 284, married by John Tinkham.

    [506] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 304.

    [507] Easton VRs, p. 267, her death date is not recorded, only her age at death.

    [508] Calculated from her age at death.

    [509] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [510] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 303, marriage intentions recorded on 21 Apr. 1844 in Middleborough.

    [511] 1850 Federal Census, Easton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 20, dwelling #283, family #333:

            John Selee, 58, male, surveyor, $3130, born MA

            Jerusha Selee, 56, female, born MA

            Nathan P. Selee, 20, male, teacher, born MA

            Edward Selee, 19, male, student, born MA, attending school

            Richmond Selee, 17, male, farmer, born MA, attending school

            Leonard Selee, 16, male, farmer, born MA, attending school

            Ebenezer N. Atwood, 11, male, born MA, attending school

    [512] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 93, p. 61, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, his occupation a surveyor, his birth place Easton, and his parents Nathan & Love Selee.

    [513] Bristol County Probate Docket “John Selee, Easton, 1855,” from FHL microfilm #0579917, witnessed by William Greenfield, Alfred Hodges, and Addison Kingsbury.

    [514] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [515] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [516] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [517] Mansfield VRs, p. 143.

    [518] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 120, p. 66, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, married, her husband’s name John A. Selee, but her maiden name not given.

    [519] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [520] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 18, p. 42, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, married by her father, John Selee, Justice of the Peace, in Easton.

    [521] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [522] Per D.A.R. Application of Mrs. Celia Frost Lane, #74049.

    [523] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [524] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [525] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 135, p. 83, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, his occupation a lawyer, born in Easton, son of John & Catherine Selee, her birth place Mansfield, daughter of David & Joanna Hartwell.

    [526] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 138, p. 74, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, married, his occupation a lawyer, and his father’s name John Selee.

    [527] Bristol County Probate Docket “Edward Selee, Easton, 1860,” from FHL microfilm #0579917.

    [528] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [529] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, Vol. 192, p. 72, online at www.AmericanAncestors.org, his occupation a teacher, his birth place Easton, and his parents given as John & Catherine.

    [530] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [531] Easton VRs, p. 267.

    [532] Easton VRs, p. 101, “on Monday about one hour high afternoon.”

    [533] Easton VRs, p. 283, married by John Tinkham; Mansfield VRs, p. 144, marriage intentions recorded on 23 Jan. 1814 [sic] in Mansfield.

    [534] Mansfield VRs, p. 230, buried in Happy Hollow Cemetery, West Mansfield, MA.

    [535] Mansfield VRs, p. 172.

    [536] Easton VRs, p. 101, “on Monday about seven hours after noon.”

    [537] Bristol County Probate Docket “Nathan Selee, Easton, 1814,” from FHL microfilm #0579917, with Stimson Williams and